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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 110.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1912. TEN PAGE5.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
RAY IS GIVEN
COLOMBIA RECALLS ITS
UNITED STATES MINISTER
INDICT 30 OF
r.1 E fl OF GASH
Are Charged With Ruining
Competitors by Crimi
SCHOOL HISTORIES DON'T TELL ALL ABOUT CEORCE WASHINGTON,
HOW HE WAS VILUFIED IN THANKLESS TASK OF SAVING A NATION
EMPLOYES ARE BRIBED
National Officials Accused of
Injuring Credits by Libel
ing Other Machines.
Cincinnati, Feb. 22. Thirty officials
and employes of the National Cash
Register company at Dayton, Ohio,
were Indicted on charges of criminal
violation of the Sherman anti-trust law
by a special federal grand jury here
Officers of the Cash Register com
pany Indicted are:
JOHN A. PATTERSON, president
E. A. DEEDS, vice president.
O. C. ETGETER, secretary.
W. F. BIPPL'S. treasurer.
COMPETITORS IIKIVE OCT.
There are three counts in the indict
ments and they charge nearly all com
petitors were bought out or driven out
of business, through the bribing of em
ployes of competitors and transporta
tion, telegraph and telephone compa
nies, and injuring the credit of com
petitors in libelling their machines.
EXPRESS COMPAJiV A(fl SBD.
The Adams Express company was
indicted on 11 counts, charged with
attempting to collect more than estab
llahed rates. Seven Cincinnati manu
facturing firms were indicted, charged
wl'b attempting to secure transporta
tion lower than established rates.
BKUIIta OP WAR.
Washington, Feb. 22. Indictment
of the Adams Express company is the
first of what probably is to be a ser-
, If of indictments against various ex
jiens companies for exacting from
Rliippers more than the published
TO MAKE EXAMPLES.
No fceticnil campaign Against the
cxprens companies has been institut-j
ed by the interstate commerce com-. Mates of the middle west are in ses
mlsiilon, but the coinmission proposes ' gion here today for the purpose of
through the department of Justice to formulating plans to oppose the ac
ti.ake example of some companies ' tlon taken at a recent meeting of
for alleged violations of law. j the organization in Chicago increas-
s.000 i oK 1)1 V.
During a recent investigation of i
the operations of expreiss companies I
CotuiulHMloner l.aue announced the i
investigation had developed 3 . 0 1 1 0
lnstain eg of overcharging In a single i
LETTER FOUND ON BOY
CONFESSES A MURDER Cght on the convention floor was ad
Cheyetine, " yo., Feb. zz. A lei-jmitted by leaders of both factions.
t r ionfening an ulleged murder in hegiur" o haxd.
Republic. Mich., was found on John Sullivan of Kansas City,
William Terry, sged 17, who. with i chairman of the law committee of
Leo Towers, two years his Junior, ! the Modern Woodmen of America,
was arrested here on a charge of Rid a 'regular," arrived in the city
trjllnc II. too from Towers' broth-'l" night and announced his inten-
er-ln-law at Republic. The letter Is
acidresHed to Terry's mother and
states young Perry killed a man In a
quarrel over a girl at Republic four
ir.onths ago. Terry declines to discuss
Poems Unsold; Seeks Death.
New York. Feb. 22. Morris Pora
eratz Bloom of 321 Second avenue,
who wns rescued from the East river
by a tug's deckhand with & boat hook,
said that when he lost work as a cigar
maker he turned to writing poetry.
He could not sell his poems, so he
Jumped into the river.
Buehler Defendant Freed.
Chicago, Fob. 22. Charles McClain.
against whom Violet Buehler made a
serious charge, was ordered discharg
ed by the grand Jury yesterday. No
reason was given, but it is said that
there was not sufficient evidence to
warrant an indictment
ON TARIFF PLAN
Washington. Feb. 22. Democratic
tariff revision measures will be assign
ed tor hearing before the senate com
mittee on finance as fast as they are
ent over from the house. Adoption of
this plan by the regular republican
leaders is the only progress the senate
made in arranging for the disposition
of the b'.g tariff problems before con
gress. Several progressive republi
cans, iucludlng Cummins. Bristow
and Bourn, conferred Informally over
tariff plans. But no definite policy
has been formulated by that balance
of power part of the republican party la
the senate. The democratic senators.
equally inactive, are awaiting action
by the committee.
Hearings on the
chemical bill probably will begin the
nrsr wees: in Marco.
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I i 'n"'iiT'.-xcv"ic.i1' : i Li
We think we know George Washington, whose 180th birthday we observe today. But do we?
Let's see. He cut down a cherry tree with a hatchet and didn't lie about it. He threw a stone very far
across some great river. He surveyed and fought Indians and married a woman named Martha. He was com
mander of the American forces through the revolutionary war, was our first president, wrote a farewell
address and was first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.
The school histories seem to have lost sight of George Washington, the man. They don't tell how
Washington stood almost alone in those days after the revolution, when the United States came nearer to de
stroying itself than England ever did; how he was denounced by the press for the measures his farsighted
ness led him to support; and how It was this abuse, chiefly, that finally broke his health and sent him Into
IN A CONVENTION
National Woodmen Assembly
Opens at Minneapolis With
Hundreds of Delegates.
LOOKS LIKE A BIG FIGHT
John Sullivan, Chairman Iaw Com
mitU-e, And a "Regular" Holds
Credentials From His Camp.
Minneapolis, Feb. 22. "Insur
Rent" members of the Modern Wood
nien of America from a
number of i
ibg the insurance rates. Several
hundred delegates are expected to be
on hand this afternoon when the first
w ssion is held.
FKAST FOR TOMGHT.
A banquet is to be given tonight by
local "insurgents" to the delegates
to the national Woodmen assembly,
'as the protesting organization is
tlcn of attempting, at least, to at
tend the convention.
"I have credentials from my
camp," he said, "and I'm going to
attend the convention if possible."
(I-AIM RATE EXCESSIVE.
The "Insurgent" faction claims
the rates adopted at Chicago are ex
cessive. Sullivan, however, declares
that In general there is little dissat
isfaction with the rates and that the
increase is necessary because of leg
islative action in various states.
Three hundred "insurgents" wer
present when the first session was call
ed to order by D. E. Rlchter of Minne
apolis, president, as temporary chair
man. The principal work of the after
noon session, according to Rlchter, is
effecting; a permanent organization
and the appointment of committees.
KVOI COCJTTT PROTESTS.
Galesburg, III.. Feb. 22. Fifteen Mod
ern Woodmen camps of Knox county
went on record at a meeting here last
night against the Insurance rates as
adopted at the Chicago meeting held
Pays $147,500 for Picture.
Berlin. Feb. 22. At the auction of
the collection of old masters belong
ing to the estate of the late Edward F.
Weber. Francois Klelnberger, a prom
inent art dealer of Paris, gave $147.-
600 for the splendid "Virgin and
Child'' by Andrea Mantegna. It is un
derstood he was acting for an Ameri
can buyer whose identity is withheld.
The Boston museum purchased an al
tar triptych attributed to Staevern for
I1S.000 and an unknown master's
"Crucifixion" for $3,000. The total
sale was $437,500.
John D, Playing Golf.
Augustar Ga, Feb. 22. In spite of
occasional bad weather, John D. Rock
efeller is seen daily on the golf links.
He laughed today when asked about a
: recent slight cold, when he apparently
succeenea in m rowing on.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair tonight and Friday,
Temperature at 7 a. m. 10. High
est yesterday 25, lowest last night
Velocity of wind at 7 a- m. 10
miles per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 66,
at 7 a. m. 83.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
fivn eets 5:44. rlses-6:42; moon sets
10:25 p. m.; moon at greatest libra tion
east, exposing Its face farthest east;
U1JUU vTuuuijt uuuc, viusoiu ouu
pa in upward.
PLACING 2 T0 1
Los Angeles. Feb. 22. Abe Attell.
featherwelght champion, and John-1
' ny Kilbane of Cleveland were in
readiness early today for their 20
round fight at Vernon this afternoon.
Attell was the favorite. The odds
varied from 2 to 1, to 10 to 8 in
CHICAGO SISTERS HOLD
$65,000,000 WILL COPY
Chicago, Feb. 22. The possession of
what is claimed to be a copy of a will
made by Nicholas Churchill, son of
John Churchill, who died at St. Johns,
Newfoundland, leaving G5,000,000 is
thought will prove the heirship of two
Chicago women Mrs. Minnie Smith
and Mrs. Ella Gardner, sisters. Both
reside at 1022 Sedgwick street.
In the copy of the will which Mrs.
Smith has Nicholas Churchill wills bis
entire estate to his two sisters, Clar-
mond Boland and Elizabeth Halfyard.
According to Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Bo
land had three sons, one of whom was
father to Mary Boland, who married
a man named Mulvey, the father of
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Gardner.
Mrs. Smith for a long time has been
endeavoring to prove her right to part
of the Churchill fortune, but lack of
funds has prevented her from doing
anything toward claiming her share of
Both Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Gardner
were born in St. Johns, Newfoundland,
but later moved to Boston, Mass.,
where her brother, whom Mrs. Smith
says has the original of the will, now
TAFT PLACES WREATH ON
TOMB OF WASHINGTON
Washington, Feb. 22. President
Taft and members of Alexandria
Washington lodge of Masons of which
General Washington was first master,
Journeyed to Mount Vernon this af
ternoon. President Taft will place a
wreath on the tomb of Washington.
Arrest Aged Banker and Girl.
New Orleans, Feb. 22. John Bon
durant, 60 years old, bachelor presi
dent of the Bank of HammonC, La.,
and looked up to as the "father" of
bis little community, was arrested in
the St. Charles hotel, where he had
registered with the 15-year-old daugh
ter of a neighbor as father and, daugh
ter. The couple were seen to enter
the hotel by Miss Amanda Wilkinson,
50 years old. who, after examining the
J register, notified the hotel manage-
AID FOR HOUSTON
Liberal Contributions of Money,
Food and Clothing Are
Received in City.
INSURANCE IS $4,500,000
I" 'when under Investigation in the Phil
ippines on charges of signing a false
certificate, used a character recom-
Flames Still Spatter.
Houston, Texas,' Feb. 22. Houston
will collect $4,500,000 in insurance on
yesterday's fire losses, according to
available estimates today. Firemen
poured water into the smoldering
ruins in the burned area all night, but
this morning smoke and flames still
sputtered from the debris. In the
I ruins of a small packing house a great
I quantity of hams sizzled and fried,
and crowds of negroes hurried to as-
sist In its salvage. They took no ln-
terest in more spectacular fire scenes.
Contributions of money, food
clothing have been liberal,
ing have been liberal.
Total losses in the Houston fire were
$0,500,000; total insurance, $4,500,000.
TRIES TO AVERT STRIKE
London, Feb. 22. The government
today opened negotiations for peace
in the coal dispute, which threatens to
paralyze British trade if 800,000 min
ers carry out their fn tent ion of strik
ing Feb. 29.
TWO MORE PERSONS SAY
CLAIMANT IS KIMMEL
St. Louis, Feb. 22. In a deposition
read to the Jury in the Kimmel case
today Anson F. Byther, a paper manu
facturer of Nlles, Mich., testified he
saw George A. Kimmel at his mother's
home In Niles twice after the time
Kimmel is said to have disappeared,
which w as in 1898. He said he was ab
solutely sure the claimant Is George
A. Kimmel. Among other depositions
read was one by Charles S. Quincy of
Niles, Mich., who identified the claim
ant as KimmeL
ITALY HOUSE DECREES
Romet Feb. 22. Imposing ceremon
ies marked the reopening of the Ital
lan chamber of deputies today. Pre
mier Giolittl presented a royal decree
proclaiming the annexation of Tripoli
and asking the house to transform it
TAFT TO ANSWER
Washington, : Feb. 22. President
Taft will reply to Colonel Roosevelt'
Columbus speech, although he wi
make no direct attack on Roosevelt,
and although administration officials
refuse to discuss the lattor'a Columbus
speech, It became WnowiA today that
the president would answer the speech
and present the clear-cut , Issue be
tween his political creed and that of
his predecessor. Taft s an iwer la to
be made in several speeches between
ow ana tne iaai oi aiarcn.
Copies of Cablegrams Sent
to House Reveal Or
ders "by Direction"
BELL IS TO BE CALLED
Committee Now Seeking to
Ascertain by Whose Authori
ty Action Was Taken.
Washington, Feb. 22. Copies of offi
cial records were transmitted to the
house of representatives by the secre
tary of war, which throw some light
upon the charges that Major Beecher
B. Hay, paymaster, now stationed at
Chicago, was protected from trial by
court martial because of political serv
ices rendered by him,
The papers, which were said to be
missing, were found in some personal
effects of General Bell, formerly chief
of staff of the army. Members of the
house committee on expenditures in
the war department, which is Investi
gating the Ray case, assert that these
papers are now 6ent to congress be
cause it has been discovered by offi
cials of the war department that copt
ies of them are in the possession of
CABLEGRAMS GIVE LIGHT.
The most sensational disclosure in
the voluminous correspondence is con
tained la copies of cablegrams ex
changed between General Bell, while
chief of staff, and General Tasker H.
Bliss, in command in Manila, showing
the pressure brought to protect Major
Ray from court martial proceedings.
I The records show that Major Ray.
mendation from Mr. Taft, then presi
dent-elect; that on another occasion
Ray was ordered -to the Philippines
at his own expense by President
Roosevelt and that later he was or
dered back to the United States at
his own expense by General Bell, who
cabled that the order was "by direc
tion." By whose direction is not disclosed
in the record and the committee con
siders calling General Bell.
After Ray had been on leave from
the Philippines before the convention
of 1908, General Bell ordered him back
to the islands and wrote General Fun-j
ston at San Francisco that President
Roosevelt had directed him (General
Bell) to authorize Ray to sail on a Pa
PLANS ARE CHANGED.
The record indicates that something
changed the plan and that Ray had
applied for an extension of leave.
Soon after Ray returned to the Phil
ippines and charges against him re
sulted in no court martial. On Dec.
19, 1908, General Bell cabled General
"Will send Monday confidential mes
sage. Please decipher personally.
General Bell on Dec. 21, 1908, cabled
"Personal and confidential. If pos
sible please meet requirements of dis
cipline in Beecher B. Ray case without
reference to court or war department.
Will support your action."
Replying to this message, General
Bell cabled from Manila on Jan. 2,
Referring to your personal and con
fidential cablegram of Dec. 21, I have
no doubt matter may be adjusted sat
isfactorily, as suggested by you. To
prevent further embarrassment I shall
in due time recommend transfer from
the division of officers concerned.'
ORDERED TO HONOLII.I.
On Jan. 1, 1908, General Bliss ca
bled to General Bell further stating
that Major Ray was under orders and
about to sail to Honolulu.
Paymaster general charges Beech
er B. Ray knowingly signed false
vouchers," the cablegram read in part.
Recommends appropriate action.
Judge advocate general recommends
disciplinary measures. The secretary
of war directs such disciplinary meas
ures as may be deemed best. Beecher
B. Ray under orders to proceed to
Honolulu. About to sail Commercial
liner Jan. 16 at his own expense. Or
ders war department referred to neces
sitate another investigation, probable
trial, general court martial. Will re
tain Beecher B. Ray accordingly.'
General Bell upon finding that there
was danger that Major Ray would be
brought to trial cabled General Bliss
instructions as follows:
"With reference to your cablegram
of 12th, end direct to me personally
all papers relating to three cases men
tioned In your cablegram. Further In
vestigation unnecessary at present.
Beecher B. Ray to proceed to Hono
lulu pursuant to orders."
WORRIES OVER CABLE.
General Bell seems to have worried,
however, as to whether his cable of
Jan. 13, 1909, was sufficient. On Jan.
GEM PEDRO NELOSPIN6"
Bogota, Feb. 22. General Osplno,
Colombian minister to the United
States, was recalled by Colombia this
morning. The action of Colombia was
taken because neither the government
nor the Colombian people upheld the
rmaiinn to Von tVi a PnlrMnWAn m In.
i6ter at Washington, la notifying the
state department that a visit to Colom
bia of Secretary Knox would be Inop
portune, owing to the fact that Colom
bia's claims In connection with Pana
ma have not yet been arbitrated. The
notification given by Colombia today
says the incident between the coun
tries is thus closed. Colombia, it con
tinues, will maintain its international
29, 1909, he wired Colonel Stephen C
Mills at Manila as follows:
"If Tasker H. piiss absent commun
icate immediately with him and say
my cablegram to him Jan. 13, relating
to Investigation papers In case of
Beecher Tfc. Ray, was not personal, but
sont by direction, and If It has not
been complied with it should be at
In the t""tw""'"", XjafQfirW"
dispatches beating upon the methods
pursued by Major 'Ray to have hla
leave of absence extended so that he
could remain in this country and par
ticipate in the campaign of 1908.
WILSON AND CLARK WILL
DIVIDE A DELEGATION
Oklahoma City, Feb. 22. Sup
porters of Woodrow Wilson, at the
democratic state convention here to
day, proposed to the Champ Clark
workers that Oklahoma democrats
send a divided delegation to the Bal
timore convention. No agreement
was reached, but it Is declared the
proposition will not be rejected. To
day's convention is a final test of
strength between Clark and Wilson
The first teat of strength came on
the election of a temporary chairman
by the state central committee. Judge
Doyle, a Clark-Harmon advocate, was
named by a vote of 39 to 2S over a
KansaB City, Feb. 22. "My hat
has been in the ring a long time and
my head has been in it," said Gov
ernor Wilson of New Jersey here to
day when his attention was called to
Roosevelt's statement last night to
W. F. Erick of Cleveland.
Forger Fails to Enter Prison.
New York, Feb. 22. Charles W.
Bartlett, 88 years old, who has been a
forger and swindler for half a century,
failed to meet with immediate success
in an effort to break Into prison. In
general sessions he expressed a desire
to plead guilty to a $2,125 forgery.
He says he committed the forgery
In order to break into Jail," said the
old man's attorney. "He wants a
place in which to die. I don't think
he had any bad Intent when he forged
the check." Justice Craln ordered a
plea of not guilty entered on the in
Postal Rate Change Opposed.
Chicago, Feb. 22. Protests
against a reduction of first class pos
tage and an increase in postage af
fecting newspapers and periodicals,
and also against the censoring of all
pure food advertisements, were voic
ed in resolutions adopted at the an
nual meeting of the Inland Daily
Press association at the Hotel La
Salle Tuesday. The' association Is
composed of daily papers in Illinois,
Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minne
sota, Kentucky, Iowa and Missouri.
Gets $500,000; Remains Maid.
New York, Feb. 22. Although she
recently inherited $500,000 from her
uncle, Hiram Chase of Reno, Nev.,
Miss Mary Chase, a maid in the em
ploy of Mrs. G. W. Allen of 109 East
Fifty-eigh'.t street, said she would n
let her wealth change her mode of
living. "Mrs. Allen has been very kind
to me," Miss Chase added, "and just
because I have been fortunate enough
to inherit money I'm not going to up
set her plans by leaving her."
Business Suspended and
Schools Abandoned for
Day in Michigan.
BOATS DRIVEN TO SEA
Missouri Pacific Train Still Bur
ied in Snow Passengers
Chicago, Feb. 22. A blizzard which
prevailed in this section yesterday Is
today raging in Ohio and east to the
Atlantic coast. Cleveland reported
traffic badly delayed, wires down, and
Detroit wired that in some places In
Michigan stores were closed and
school abandoned, and that while the
storm has abated, traffic at present is
nearly at a standstill.
On the Virginia coast the worst
storm In years is raging. Five steam
ers were driven ashore In the outer
harbor and two scows were blown to
sea. No loss of life, however, la re
ported. TRAIJT DUO OUT OF DRIFT.
Kansas City, Feb. 22. Two Missouri
Pacific trains, snowed in near Reece,
Kan., yesterday, were dug out during
the night. Another train still Is stuck
near Dexter, Kan. Passengers were
taken to town on sleds and lumber
wagons by farmers.
St. Louis, Feb. 22. Hundreds of pas
sengers on the Baltimore and South
western trains were held almost 24
hours between Trenton and O' Fall on,
111., and on the Southern railway be- '
tween Shiloh and Germantown, 111., by
snow drifts. ' Reports received here
stated the passengers suffered from
cold and hunger. Snow in many places
is 15 feet deep. Railroads are making
tlBKB efforts to remove the enow."'
DAMAGE TS PENNSYLVANIA,
Pittsburgh, Feb. 22. Damage of a
half million was done by a 70-mile-an-hour
gale over western Pennsylvania
last night. Today hundreds of der
ricks are blown down in the oil fields,
wires ripped from poles and trains de
layed. At Washington, Pa., the roof
was torn from the main building of
Washington and Jefferson college and
deposited in the street.
BARD NIGHT ON WIRES.
New York, Feb. 22. A gale which
swept the east last night and this
morning attained in New York and vi
cinity a maximum velocity of 96 miles
an hour. The highest previous wind
velocity was 83 miles. Telegraph offi
cials say it was one of the hardest
nights on wires In the history of the
$50,000 JEWELS STOLEN
GUEST'S ROOM IN A HOTEL
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 22. A col
lection of diamonds and pearls valued
at $50,000 was stolen from Mrs. En
gine DeSabla In her apartments In a
hotel here last night. The jewels had
been worn at the annual mardi graa
ball, a notable society event, at the
same hotel, and had been left on a chif
fonier by Mrs. DeSabla when she re
BOMBS ARE THROWN BY'
Paris, Feb. 22. A number of dyna
mite bombs were exploded by striking
taxicab chauffeurs today in the gar
ages of taxi-motor cab companies
which have not accepted the terms of
the strikers. Many cars were burned
and otherwise damaged.
Advance on Chihuahua.
San Antonio, Feb. 22. Gomes today
received a telegram dated Colombus,
N. M., which says 1,700 rebels and four
pieces of artillery were advancing on
AS A BERLIN SPY
Berlin, Feb. 22. The espionage craze
which is so prevalent throughout Ger
many resulted today in the arrest of
an American tourist, together with a
German companion, by sentries fct
Fortress Spandan, near Berlin. The
arrested men declared they were mere
ly interested in the famous Julius tow
er, where the imperial war chest con
taining $30,000,000 in gold coin is kept
so it may be ready for Immediate nse
in cass of a sudden mobilisiUoa of tk
German army. m-
The nen were kept in a guard room
several hours, during which time they
were put through a severe cross exam
ination by officers. Tbey then were
released and returned to Berlin.