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District Attorney Miller
Intimates Surprise in
PLAN TRIALS IN APRIL
Counsel for Defendants Holds
Conference With Govern
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 17. The
fact that for days the government
has had a dictagraph in the office
of the International Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers
here and has taken reports of conver
sations of President Ryan and others
In connection with the dynamite con
spiracy, became known today. The
government agents this afternoon, af
ter h'-arlng the Iron workers' officials
were aware of the dictagraph, entered
Ryan's office and took out the instru
ment, which had been attached to the
cud of a drawer in a desk. Ryan de
clared be was not aware bia conversa
tions were being overheard.
The Wires from the dictagraph
were connected with a down town of
fice and two stenographers recorded
what waa said by Ryan and bis as
sociates. It Is said the government
bus reports of conversations between
Rysn. Vice Presidents Jlockin and
liutler and their attorneys.
Indianapolis, Ind., Keb. 17. Intima
tions'W'ere aid to have been received
by the government that some of the
defendants In the dynamite conspiracy
cases were preparing "to tell all they
The statements followed the govern
ment's charges that 40,000 letters and
telegrams taken from the Internation
al Association of Bridge and Stnir-
' " tffmf Iron "Wort,6saxrti(j?tWrffi5l ixSr
M. Ryan, the president, Herbert S.
llockln, the second vice president, and
members of the executive board and
business agents conducted the dyna
mite plots through the mail, pointed
out "jobs" to be blow a up, and main
tained a system of destruction against
nonunion iron and steel contractors.
Asked if any negotiations had been
opened with him concerning the de
fendant. United States District Attor
ney Miller said:
"I wouldn't be surprised If It Is
shown soon that something like that
W. N. Harding, counsel for Ryan
and the international officials of the
Iron workers, held a long conference
with Mr. Miller, but It was not dis
closed what was considered. The
trials probably will be early In May.
ai.i,k.i:d am;mkt ok jous.
Ortle E. McManigal's confession of
the dynamiting he did under the di
rection of J. J. MrXamara is said by
District Attorney Miller to be corrob
orated by the letters embraced In the
Indictment charging "unconsummated
act of conspiracy."
Ryan's (letter, written from New
Vorl In April. 1910, Is cited in the In
dictment as showing he instructed
Henry V. Legleltner, now of Denver,
to do certain "Jobs;" John T. Butler,
the (first vice president of the union,
to do "Jobs" at Buffalo and Roches
ter, N. Y.; Hockia to do "jobs" at
Cleveland, Detroit. Davenport, Iowa,
and Cincinnati; Paul J. Morrln. St.
Ixuis, to do a "job" at Mount Vernon,
111., and Frank C. Webb of New York
to do "Jobs" at "Worcester, Mass.
The indictments allege that the
Job" at Mount Vernon, 111, was dyna
mited on the night of April 19; that
the Davenport "Job under construc
tion ly the rompany referred to by
Ryan. was dynamited on Jane 4; that
the Peoria "Job" was dynamited on
June that the Cleveland "job" was
dynamited on June 22; that the Pitts
burgh "Job" was dynamited on July
15; that a bridge was dynamited at
Kansas City on Aug. 23.
MrMAMGAL. THE STAR WITNESS.
"The testimony of McManigal. of
many witnesses from the cities in
which the explosions occurred, and of
members of crews of trains upon
which explosives were carried will be
found to dovetail exactly with the let
ters atleged to show the unconsum
mated acts." said Mr. Miller.-- "Be
cause McManigal was the most active
agent of the dynamiters, the govern
ment will rely largely upon his testi
mony for corroborative evidence at
"Others not named In the Indict
ment i are pointed to as having been
connected with the pot and early de
velopments may bring their Identity
forward, but at present we are satis
fied to try those against whom we are
sure we have conclusive evidence."
Concerning the letters quoted In the
indictment Mr. Ryan said:
"It la unfair for the government to
draw conclusions that those letters
trare written to promote crime. If
b1: person reada all of them ho will
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Mo line,
Generally cloudy tonight and Sun
day, moderate temperature. The
lowest temperature tonight will be
about the freezing point.
Temperature at 7 a. m, 29. High
est yesterday 31, lowest last night
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 4 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 93,
at 7 a. tn. 93.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(Trom noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Son sets 5:37. rises 6:49; moon seta
5:04 p. m.; 12:44 a. nu, eastern time,
new moon, passing the inn; 4:30 a. m,
eastern time, all Jupiter's four princi
pal satellites seen massed near the
see that they Tefer only to legitimate
means of inducing contractors to un
ionize their work."
OFFERS OF IMCNITY REFCSED.
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 17. Olaf A.
Tveitmoe, Anton Johannsen, and E. A.
Clancy, the San Francisco labor lead
ers. Indicted here by the federal grand
Jury on a charge of conspiracy to
transport dynamite, refused to testi
fy when called before the Los Angeles
county grand jury, which resumed its
investigation of allegations growing
out of the McXamara case.
Tveitmoe was called into the grand
Jury room first. The section of the
civil code which grants a witness im
munity from prosecution on any testi
mony he may give before a grand jury
was read to him, but he declined to
testify. Johannsen and Clancy follow
ed his example.
"I have been bulldozed long enough
by Los Angeles officials." said Johann
sen. "I don't want immunity. All I
want Is a square deal. They can't
make me testify, and I won't"
New York, Feb. 17. Frank C. Webb
and Patrick Farrell have decided to
fight extradition to Indianapolis to an
swer a dynamiting indictment. Both
are now out on bail.
WOMAN IS A BIGAMIST
AT DEMAND OF HUBBY
London, Feb. 17. A remarkable se
quel has developed to the marriage
between Horace Field Parshall of Mil-
ford, N. iY., an American capltalisten-,
gTneSw-w ho fs'chahmanof the Central
London Tube railway, and Mrs. Debor-
rah Jeffreys, which took place at Elt-
ham registry office on May 8 last year.
The. woman was arraigned at the
Bow street police court on a charge of
bigamy. She is a very attractive wo
man and appeared before the magis
trate in a handsome costume. In an
swer to the charges, she said:
"I am deeply sorry for what I have
done. I would not have done it if my
husband had not made me."
In a formal statement made to the
court, she declared that she first met
Mr. Parshall In January. 1911, when
she was presented as a widow. He af
terward proposed marriage to her. Her
husband, Herbert H. Jeffreys, from
whom she was separated, urged her to
marry Mr. Parshall for his money and
threatened to kill her if she revealed
to Mr. Parshall that she was a mar
Mr. Parshall afterward received an
anonymous letter. In which his sup
posed wife confessed what ehe had
done. The marriage was annulled by
the high court
Craig Out of Contests.
Detroit Mich., Feb. 17. Ralph Craig,
famous sprinter of the University or
Michigan, announced today he will not
compete with the American team at
the Olympic games In Stockholm next
summer. Craig was expected to score
heavily In the 100 and 200-mile dashes.
He declared he cannot leave his posi
tion for the length of time that the
training and trip requires.
French Marquis Is Morphine Fiend.
Detroit Feb. 17. An alleged mor
phine fiend in a local hospital has
proved to be Marquis Robert Villa
nauve, a French nobleman, who left
home because his father frowned on
his marriage. He was, It is said, a hero
in the Boer war. His father Is said to
have made a world-wide search for
TEST OF WILSON
Oklahoma City. Okla.. Feb. 17.
One of the first testa of strength be
tween aspirants in the democratic
party for the presidential nomination
from which definite results may be
obtained. Is in progress throughout
Oklahoma today. County conventions
which will name delegates to next
week's state convention are under
way. Supporters of Champ Clark de
clared they would have at least two
thirds of the delegates selected, but
Wilson's champions do not concede
anything like that Clark managers
today declared the state convention
will send to Baltimore a solid dele
gation Instructed for Clark.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 17.
Oklahoma county's 31 delegates to
the democratic state convention are
Instructed solidly for Clark. The
delegate-at-large to the national con
vention was Instructed for Clark.
Arguments on State
W.C.T.U.HEAD IS THERE
representative uartnomt in
Stand With German-American
Washington, Feb. 17. "Wets" and
"Drys" battled before the house and
senate committee today over the ques
tion of prohibiting the shipment - of
liquor into states where its sale is bar
Mrs. Lilliam M. Stevens, president
of the National Women's Christian
Temperance Union, appeared with leg
islative representatives and officers of
A delegation of German-American
men and women, led by Bartholdt of
Missouri, opposed the legislation.
PREPARING FOR A BIG
WALKOUT IN ENGLAND
London, Feb. 17. The acuteness of
the crisis In the British coal trade is
emphasized by the prohibitive rate of
94 per cent asked by the Lloyds on
Insurance against a national strike.
Both sides are making every prepara
tion for war. Colliery owners are in
suring not only the collieries, but pri
vate residences, against damages. The
military authorities also are making
preliminary preparations. March 1 is
the date fixed for a walkout of 800,000
miners. It is believed a strike will
paralyze every Industry and send the
cost of necessaries of life up to famine
KIMMEL'S FATHER HEARD
IN IDENTITY MYSTERY
St Louis, Feb. 17. Reading of the
deposition of Henry T. Kimmel. father
of George A. Kimmel, who disappeared
in Arkansas City, Kan., in 1S98, closed
the plaintiff's side In the Kimmel case.
The father, who has not lived with his
mile for 39 years, and has not been
east of Chicago in that time, deposed
that he was not dead, as the claimant
Andrew J. White, had claimed, and "t
he had not heard from any one who
claimed to be his son.
"Ripper Still Busy in South.
Atlanta. Ga., Feb. 16. The 16th
negreea to be murdered on the
streets here in a little more than 12
months was found yesterday with her
throat cut The negro population ia
greatly aroused and attribute the
murdera to a "jack the-ripper,"
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WIRES OUT; ROAD
Unsuccessful Attempt to Hold
Up Mail Train Near Lig
ENGINE CREW FIRED ON
Posses Scour Country All Night, But
Fail to Get Trace of Gang,
Terre Haute, Ind., Feb. 17. Posses
scouring the country found no traces
this morning of the bandits who at
tempted to hold up a Vandalla-New
York-St. Louis mail train near Liggett,
Ind., last night Because of delay In
making up a special train to carry of
ficers to the scene and the cutting of
telegraph wires, the bandits obtained
a big start on the officials.
WORK OF AMATEURS.
The sheriff believes the work was
that of amateurs. One of the bandits
fired four shots at the engine crew.
but missed them. It is the opinion of
HAND OF THE LAW
trainmen that other members of the
(gang were hidden in a deep cut through
which the train had Just passed, and
a plan to stop the train in the cut fail
ed because of not knowing how to give
the signal with the bellcord.
NO EFFORT TO ENTER.
Railroad officials say no effort was
made to break into the cars, and as far
as known nothing of any considerable
value was being carried.
DEATHS IN A DAY
Duluth, Minn., Feb. 17. Athol Mor
ton Miller, Jr., 38 is dead. He was a
well known mining man.
Mayville, Wis., Feb. 17. Former
Congressman Barwlg 13 dead. He
served three terms In congress.
BISHOP NEXT TUESDAY
Providence, R. L, Feb. 17. Arrange
ments for the consecration of Rev.
Austin Dowling, recently appointed
Roman Catholic bishop of Des Moines,
Iowa, have been tentatively complet
ed. If papal notification arrives In
time, the ceremony will take place
Tuesday, March 1. In the cathedral
St. Peter and St Paul here, of which
Bishop Dowling has been pastor.
Bishop Harklna of the Providence dio
cese will act as consecrator.
AVIATOR IN FALL
380 FEET; DEAD
London, Feb. 17. Graham Gilmore,
one of the best known British aviators
was killed today by a fall with his
aeroplane from a height of 380 feet
He waa traveling at a rate of 60 miles
an hour when the machine buckled up
Retirement of Ainsworth
is Believed End of
AT HIS OWN REQUEST
House Probably Will Not Now
Go Into Controversy Involv
ing General Wood.
Washington, Feb. 17. The Ains
worth incident which for a time
promised a sensational court martial,
la generally regarded today as closed.
With Ainsworth on the retired list
at his own request and proposed dis-
cipllnary proceedings ' against him
abandoned by the war department
there was little thought that the for
mer adjutant general's friends in con
gress would make a further issue of
HOISE INQIIRY OFF.
The house had been expected to or
der an inquiry into the Ainsworth
Wood controversy, but such a possi
bility now is remote. Legislative ac
tion of yesterday by which the army
appropriation bill was amended to
provide for consolidation of the sev
eral warring bureaus in the war de
partment was an attempt by the house
to wipe out much of the friction that
has existed bo long.
WOOD TO BE SUPREME.
Whether the senate will agree to
the consolidation, which would make
the chief of staff of the army, now
General Wood, absolutely supreme, is
problematical at this time.
COMMITTEE SIMMONS AINSWORTH,
Ainsworth was subpoenaed today to
appear Monday before the house com
mittee on war department expendl
tures. His appearance is desired pri
marily in connection with the -hearing
of Paymaster Ray's case, but commit
teemen say the inquiry is likely to be
extended to include the Wood-Alns
worth controversy and the entire con
duct of the war department
FORMER BANK CASHIER
IS TAKEN AS A VAGRANT
San Francisco, Feb. 17. Sheriff
Wood of Jackson, Mich, telegraphed
the police today asking them to hold
Harry J. Mallon, arrested here yester
day on a charge of vagrancy. Wood
did not name the charge. Mallon for
merly was cashier of a bank at Mu
nlch, Mich. He will be held pending
instructions from Michigan.
Murderer Gets Life Term.
Milwaukee, Wis., . Feb. 17. John
Nagel, convicted of the murder of
Stephen Berger, was today sentenced
to the state prison at Waupun for life.
WRECK; 5 KILLED
Limited, Its Engineer Blinded
by a Fog, Crashes Into a
TWO ARE BURNED TO CRISP
Baggageman Is Only One Injured on
the Passenger Cars Take
Larwill, Ind., Feb. 17. The
Pennsylvania limited, westbound,
corresponding to the eastbound train
wrecked at Warriors' Ridge Thurs
day, crashed Into a work train here
today. Five men of the work train
were killed and 11 others injured.
FOG IS THE CAUSE.
The baggageman .was the only
person aboard the limited injured
The wreck was due to fog, which
prevented the engineer of the limit
ed seeing the signals of the other
train. The wreckage caught fire and
two of the dead were burned almost
IXJIRED MAY DIE.
Two or three of the Injured may
die. The' dead, all employes of Fort
Wayne, Ind., are:
E. C. STUMP.
FRANK WIGGINS. ,
Three cars of the work train burned,
but the limited being steel, was not In
jured. TAVENNER AGAIN IX WRECK.
Washington, Feb. 17. Among the
passengers on the Pennsylvania lim
ited that collided with a work train
at Larwill, Ind., today, was Clyde H.
Tavenner, newspaper man and assist
ant sergeant-at-arms of the house.
He was taking the body of his moth
er, who was killed in the wreck of
the Pennsylvania limited at Hunting
don, Pa., Thursday, to Cordova, III.,
Tavenner, who was In the Hunt
ingdon wreck, telegraphed here he
again had escaped uninjured.
YUAN CUTS OFF QUEUE;
rlAo rnMlOt run Un. oU IMi
Peking, Feb. 17. President-elect
Yuan Shi Kai of . the-- republic ef
China .had his queue cut off yesterday
in order to signify his acceptance of
republican customs as well as consti
tutions. He had courteously retained his
qi-eue while he was carrying negotia
tions with the Imperial clans for the
abduction of the throne and the es
tablishment of the republic. The
same consideration prompted him to
express the wish that there should
be no public rejoicings over his elec
tion as president of the new republic.
In an interview Yuan Shi Kai said:
'Owing to lack of experience the re
publican government will make many
errors. Having been elected presi
dent of the republic, I will under
take the task."
Yuan said he had a great admira
tion for Dr. Sun Yat Sen, who had
shown himself a true patriot.
Yuan is determined not to go to
Nanking and is endeavoring to per
suade the Nanking assembly that his
presence there is not necessary, at
the same time pointing out the dan
gerous possibility of the monarchical
party endeavoring to reestablish It
self in power.
He also told them of the threaten
ing situation In Manchuria, where
foreign intervention Is probable if
control is relaxed. There is also dan
ger, he considers, of anarchy in the
northern provinces, and the Manchu
troops are difficult to control
The princes of the imperial court
are beseeching Yuan Shi Kai not to
leave Peking, fearing something will
happen to the court which trusts
only to him for its safety and fulfill
ments of the pledges given by tbe re
Farmer Held as a Lunatic.
Princeton, N. J., Feb. 17. Mrs.
G rover Cleveland caused , the arrest
of William Lahey, a local farmer.
who will be examined as to his men
tal condition. Lahey's wife, who
sells garden truck to many of the
prominent residents of the college
colony, recently told Mrs. Cleveland
tliat Lahey had repeatedly threaten
ed to kill her and their children. Mrs.
Cleveland thought for the safety of
the family, the farmer should be put
In prison or in an asylum.
ROAD PUSHES ON
Denver, Feb. 17. As a result of new
financing arrangements just completed
by the Denver, Laramie tc Northwest
ern Railroad company, construction
v.ork will be resumed within a few
days and the line completed to Scott,
Colo, 44 miles north of Greeley, the
present terminus of the road.
Charles Cott Johnson will remain as
president and W. E. Green will con
tinue as 1ce president; N. T. Guern
sey, Des Moines, Iowa, Is made chair
man of tbe board of directors; F. A.
Bridge, Madison, Wis, will become
second vice president; and Otto Hu
ber. Rock Island, 111-, will become
TRUST; BUT A
That's Tone of Report of
the Hardwick Com
mittee KEEPS QUOTATIONS UP
Doctrine of Government Regu
lation of Prices Discouraged
Promoters Are Hit.
Washington. Feb. 17. The Hard
wick "sugar trust" Investigating com
mittee unanimously reported to the
house today that a sugar trust exists,
but makes no recommendation as to
how the alleged trust snail be dealt
EXTENT NOT FIXED.
The committee expresses a belief .
the monopoly keeps the price of sugar
up, but makes no attempt to fix accur
ately the extent to "which reasonable
prices that might exist under compet
itive conditions are exceeded. The.
report severely condemns the original
promoters of the sugar trust but de
scribes the 19,000 present owners of '
stock as "innocent purchasers" of
profitable stock unloaded on them by
those who organized the trust
BEET MEN NOT TOGETHER,
The report does not find that there
is any combination between beet su
gar manufacturers that would af
fect prices on beets. The com
mittee charges the American
Sugar Refining company has re
peatedly violated the Sherman law
and declares that' no movements up to
the present have made any effort to
enforce the penal provisions of the
Sherman law. The report discourages
the doctrine of government regulation
MENHT ATTACKS WA1X STREET.
Representative Henry today attack
ed the money power In Wall street
and demanded an inquiry into "black
hand methods of financial Mafia of
this country." He counseled thor
oughly going to investigation before
congress accepted the Aldrlch plan of
currency reform. He assumed "no ef
fective investigation can be made into
the ramification of currency legis
lation, trusts and Interstate com
merce corporations until congress
understands the methods of an tnsl- '
dious and almost supreme money pow
IIOUSON BITTERLY ARRAIGNED.
Washington, Feb. 17. Bitter person
al attacks were made in the house to
day on Representative Hobson by Hay
and Fitzgerald for his criticism of the
army reorganization scheme. Remarks
inserted in the congressional record,
but not uttered on the floor, directed
against these two members, formed
the basis of the attack. Hay charged
tbe Alabamaian acted in a "cowardly
way," and Fitzgerald declared Hob
son devolved more time to tbe Chau
tauqua lecture platform than to at
tending sessions of tbe house.
St Louis, Feb. 17. Attorney Gen
eral Wickersbam here today was much
pleased that "congress has wakened
up,' and discovered there is a sugar
trust He says he made that discov
ery seven months ago and then enter
ed suit against the trust
LOW HEELS ORDERED;
14 WOMEN LEAVE JOBS
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 17.-
Fourteen women clerks and stenog
raphers of a local publishing com
pany resigned because of an order Is
sued by P. V. Collins, head of the
concern, that they either buy new
phoea or have the heels on their pres
ent ones cut down one inch by next
Monday. The girls left rather than
obey, declaring the order was an In
fringement on personal liberty and
an attempt to dictate office style. The
order was issued as tbe result of
Miss Rose Burkhardt catching ber
heel and falling last Monday. Mr.
Collins says he is thinking of open
ing a war on tight fitting gowns in
connection with office work.
59 PER CENT OF STUDENT
BODY FOUND DEFECTIVE
Madlson,Wls., Feb. 17. That 59 per
cent of tbe boys who entered the Uni
versity of Wisconsin last September
had round shoulders, 30 per cent had
defective eyesight and that they were
not aware, Is shown by statistics just
compiled. Tbe statistics show a
marked increase In physical defective
ness of students entering the univer
sity the last four years, and remark-'
able increase of flatfoot among fresh
men. Daughter's Death Causes Suicide.
Hancock, Mich, Feb. 17. Grief over
the death of his only daughter resulted
in the suicide of Joseph Czura, a citi
zen of Fulton, near here, whose body
waa found banging to a bedpost.