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THURSDAY, MARCIj: 14, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
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THE ROCK ISLAND
IS A TARGET
Anarchist Fires Three
Shots at Monarch, But
ONE OF ESCORTS HURT
His Majesty and Queen En
Route to Attend Memorial.
Mass for Late Ruler.
THE WARRING SQUAWS
Rome, lurch 14. An attempt to
assassinate King Victor Emanuel
was made by an anarchist thia morn
ing. Th6 would-be assassin fired
several revolver shots at the king
from a short distance, but his majes
ty mac not hit. One of the king's
bodyguards was dangerously wound
ed. ON WAT TO SERVICE.
The attempt on the king's life was
made as he with the queen was going
to the Pantheon to take part in the
annual memorial service In honor of
the late King Humbert, who died the
victim of an assassin's blow July 29,
1900. The procession was passing
along the Via Lata when three shots
rang out from among a crowd. Sol
diers following the carriage immedi
ately dashed forward and as they
did so their commander fell from his
horse. The wounded officer was
moved to one side by some of his
men while the others dashed up to
the royal carriage, where they found
the king and queen sitting calmly and
NEAR TO LYNCHING.
Meanwhile the crowd secured the
man who fired the shots in an at
tempt to lynch him. He waa so bad
ly handled he was scarcely able to
answer questions when handed over
to the police. The royal procession
proceeded toward the Pantheon,
where a mass for King Humbert was
completed without turtJier Incident.
At the conclusion of the service the
king and queen returned to the
qulrlnai along the same route.
AT SIDE Or IJl IlKD MAN.
On arrival at the palace the king
learned for the first time the com
mander of the escort. Major Lang,
was seriously wounded. His majesty
Immediately started for the hospital
where the major was lying. He trav
eled In an open automobile, and
showed no signs of having passed
through an ordeal.
At the police station the would-be
assassin gave his name as Antonio
Dalba. aged 21. He suld he was a
AS A SOCIAL PROTEST.
He described himself as an "Indi
vidual anarchist," and said he had
made the attempt on the king's life
as a protest sxalnst the organization
of society. He said he fired three
ON THE POOR
Underwood Argues for
Adoption of an Ex
cise Tax Bill.
MEANT FOR EQUALIZER
Citizen Asked to Contribute to
Government Support in Ac
cordance With Income.
THREE KILLED IN
Lincoln, Neb., March 14.
Warden James Delehanty, Dep
uty Warden Wagoner and Guard
Heilman of the state peniten
tiary were killed by Convict
Boot this afternoon. The
guards were wounded. The
militia was ordered out to quell
the riot, which followed a muti
ny among the prisoners.
25 HURT IN A
Broken Curve Rail Ditches
Car on Chicago Great
13 ARESERIOUSLY HURT
St. Paul-Kansas City Passenger
Meets With an Accident
Near Dunkerton, Iowa.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Moline, '
Heavy snow this afternoon and to
night. Friday generally fair. Cold
er tonight with the lowest tempera
ture about 10 to 15 degrees. High
northerly winds. '
Temperature at 7 a. m. 29. Highest
yesterday 37, lowest last night 27.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 10
miles per hour. .
Precipitation up to 7 a. m. .01.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 57,
at 7 a. m. 92.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
ASTRONOr -AL EVENTS.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:00, rises 6:11: moon rises
5:06 a. m.; 3 a. m., planet Mercury at
ascending node, crossing sun's path up
ward; 3:30 a m., eastern time, all
Jupiter's principal satellites found on
west of the. olanet.
shots at the king. None of the bul
lets, however, reached its mark.
All circumstances lead to the be
lief that the assailant was not con
cerned in BDy plot of . organization,
but his deed was the outcome of his
own Individual aberration.
In all Quarters of Rome demon
strations wer prepared to protest
against the outrage, whose effect has
been to increas-t the king's popular
ity among all classes. People who
were present at the Fantheon say
despite bis narrow escape the king
went through the service without a
tremor, the queen likewise showing
no signs of emotion.
When the king ai d queen left the
Pantheon in a close 1 carriage news
of the attack had sp ad. and im
mense crowds gathered in the great
rpen spar in front. The king's ap
pearance gave the sU-n. 1 for an over
whelming outburst of t beering from
the crowd, and the ex it d people al
most had reached a frenzy by the
time their majesties ha1 attained the
Corso, near the spot vh.-re the at
tempt had occurred a ioit time be
Throughout the retu-n journey
people along the streets aid standing
at windows and balcoi ie waved
handkerchiefs and cried tntluslastl
cally, "Long live the king.
The queen paled as the shots were
fired and threw her arms around the
king as though to protect h m. The
king said. "It's nothing." an1, seem
lngly reassured, the queen tat back
as the procession proceeded to the
SO TELLS MOTHER.
A most touching scene occurred be
tween the king and his mother, the
Dowager Queen Margarita. She was
waiting at the Pantheon for their
majesties. When the king and queen
came they gave no hint of what had
occurred. AIJ assisted at mass, and
when it was over the king himself
, announced to his mother an attempt
bad been made on his life. Qiieen
' Margarita appeared almost stunned.
She stood still and looked at the king
Dunkerton, Iowa, March 14.
Twenty-five persons were injured, 13
seriously and one probably fatally, in
a wreck on the Chicago Great West
ern railroad near here this morning.
Tne train, south bound, struck a
broken rail on a curve.
The most seriously injured passen
ger twaa a man believed to be Andrew
Bennett, of Bryant, S. D., who suffered
a fractured skull, lie was taken to a
hospital unconscious. Those injur1!
JAMES LARSON', St. Joseph, Mo.
TIMOTHY FOLEY. Minneapolis.
GEORGE HALL, Nevada, Iowa.
MRS. EDWARD MINT1RE. St.
E. I JONES, Minneapolis.
J. E. LANDHOLT, New York.
JOHN YOUNGBLOOD, Amarillo.
H. E. PINGEF HOUSE. St. Paul.
BRAKEMAN L. E. PALMETER,
The train wrecked was No. 1 en-
route from St. Paul to Kansas City.
Three Pullmans and a day coach left
APRIL 1 DATE
President White Declares
Against Any Comprom
ise of Demands.
Ten Defendants Are to
Submit Case Without
COMES AS A SURPRISE
Closing Arguments to Jury to
Begin Next Monday Har
vester Gets Into Line.
she threw her arms around bis neck
and kissed him on both cheeks.
The pope, when notified of the at
tempt on the king's life, expressed
regret. He said: "These are the
consequences of the lrreligion of our
Dalba's mother declared her son,
when a boy, suffered from influenza,
pneumonia and meningitis, which
left him weak-minded. Within three
months he was to be called for mili
SO TEARS FOR D II. B V.
According to Italian law, Dalba,
not yet being of full age, cannot be
condemned to penal servitude for life.
The most severe punishment meted
out to him cannot exceed 30 years.
New Yorl, March 14. "The
United Mine Workers will not com
promise a single demand they have
made of the anthracite coal opera
tors," declared President White of
the mine workers this afternoon.
He added: "I look for a general
suspension of work in the anthracite
field April 1. While the scale com
mittee has authority to call a strike,
we probably will postpone such ac
tion until after the meeting of the
bituminous coal miners March"- 20.
A strike of the bituminous miners
is not unlikely."
GERMAN SITUATION WORSE.
Berlin, March 14. The cpal
strike is spreading rapidly. Over
300,000 miners are now out. Many
members of the Thristian Miners'
unions are joining . the socialists.
Troops have been sent to assist in
ADVANCED RATES ON
HAY ARE SUSPENDED
Washington, March 14. Proposed
advances in transportation rates on
hay varying from $2 to J 7 per car
by northwestern railroads today
were suspended by the commerce
commission from March 15 until
July 13. The rates are intended to
apply to shipments to Chicago, East
St. Louis, St. Paul. Omaha and other
receiving points from points in South
Dakota. North Dakota. Minnesota,
Chicago, March 14. The 10 Chicago
packers charged with violation of the
Sherman law will submit their case to
the jury without presenting testimony.
Upon this announcement Judge Car
penter adjourned court until Monday,
when arguments will be begun. 7 he
decision to submit the case without
testimony was reached after a number
of conferences between the packers
and their attorneys. The move came
a? a surprise to the government repre
sentatives. HARVESTER PLANS CHANGE.
New York, March 14. President Mc-
Cormick of the International Harves
ter company Baid today the dissolution
plan to meet the government's conten
tion that the company Is violating the
aherman law, Is in course of prepara-
tion by General Counsel Bancroft, but
no details could be given out at pres
ent McCormick added that Attorney
General Wickersham had intimated to
none of the harvester officials Just
what he wanted, but they were ready
to meet any suggestion he might
BATH CASE TO JURY.
Detroit, March 14. The case of the
government against the so-called bath
tub trust, charged with criminal con
spiracy in restraint of trade, went to
the jury this morning.
ROOSEVELT IS EXCUSED
FROM SERVICE AS JUROR
Mineola, L. I., March 14. Colonel
Roosevelt's jury duty is over. Coun
sel confided to the court that, in
their opinion, Roosevelt's presence
would distract his fellow Jurors'
minds from any case, and for that
reason they would challenge him..
The Judge thereupon told Roosevelt
thero was little likelihood of his cerv
ices being required. Roosevelt then
asked to be excused, which the court
to make sure be waa unarmed. Tl.en I Wisconsin and Iowa,
Must Get Married or Move.
Dublin. March 14. The district coun
cil of the town of Kunshaughlin, in the
County Meath, has ordered all of the
hrfc1nr tenants nt aoForo 1 mitairaa
, I to get married within three months or
I leave the houses.
CLARK AND WILSON ARE
FAVORITES IN KANSAS
Hutchison, Kan., March 14. The
democratic state convention met this
afternoon. Temporary Chairman
Jackson pleaded for harmony, urging
either Clark or Wilson instructions.
This morning seven congressional
districts selected delegates to Balti
more. . Three were for Clark, one
for Wilson and three nninstructed.
To Reform Convicts by Music
New York, March 14. Patrick A.
Whitney, commissioner of corrections,
has decided that music should have a
large part in the work of reformtng
youthful criminals, and he has accord
ingly directed the employment of a
teacher of instrumental music at the
city reformatory oa Hart's Island.
. Steamer Sinking.
Chicago, . March 14. The ateamer
Kansas is sinking three miles off shore.
There is a crew of 35 and no passen
gers. Tugs are attempting to tow the
vessel to the fcaxba
Washington, March 14. Maintain
ing the constitutionality of the propos
ed excise tax bill, extending previ
sions of the corporation tax law to in
dividuals and co-partnerships, submit
ted as a revenue measure to replace
customs duties on sugar, Representa
tive Underwood, chairman of the
ways and means committee, made a re
port to the house today, urging the
passage of the bill.
After arguing the constitutionality
of the proposed law, proclaiming it in
absolute conformity with supreme
court decisions relating to the income
tax, the report explains the provisions
and scope of the measure as it would
CITIZEN AS CONTRIBUTOR.
"While the iblll," says the report,
"embodies a new application of taxes,
it carries all the modern philosophy of
taxation. It proposes to oblige the cit
izen to contribute annually a fair and
just portion of his net gains to the
maintenance of the government. As
already stated, this bill, if enacted in
to law, will accomplish in the main all
the purposes of a general income tax
law and At the same time escape the
disapproval of the supreme court, as it
keeps well within the principles laid
down by that court in sustaining the
constitutionality of the corporation tax
OVER S5MM TAXED.
"To illustrate the equitable adjust
ment of the excise tax recommended,
a person having an income of less than
15,000 per year would pay nothidg,
while a person whose business earns
$10,000 net would pay DO tax on the
first $5,000, and on the second $5,000
would pay only $50 a year." Contin
uing the report asserts that the burden
of "our present indirect taxation"
falls upon people having incomes of
less than $2,000.
"A large percentage of the customs
taxes," it says, "amounting to $309,-
965,662 In 1911, was paid by people
whose Incomes did not exceed $2,000
per year. The bill aims to distribute
more Justly the tax burden by shifting
an equitable portion of the taxes to
the shoulders of those of larger earn
ings. There are no statistics as to the
number of Individuals, firms and co
partnerships In the United States that
would be subject to the taxes proposed
by this bill."
COMBINES TWO MEASURES.
The report calls the proposed bill a
combination of the excise tax of 1S98
and the corporation tax law of 1909,
both of which "have been held valid in
ali respects "by the supreme court,"
and further urging why it should be
"The revenue for the support of the
government, as raised by taxation, is
now almost equally divided between
customs and excise duties. Of the
$701,372,375 taxes oollected in 1911 for
this purpose, the customs amounted
to $309,965,662, and the internal-rev
enue or excise duties to $322,529,201,
These taxes are solely on consump
tion. Property, and the income from
property as such, pay no part of these
sums. Under a system of national tax
ation based wholly on consumption.
wealth necessarily escapes its fair
share of the burden of supporting the
government, which gives wealth the
necessary protection under which it
increases its gains. On the other
hand, when he purchases for himself
and family the necessities of life, the
man of meager earnings contributes
out of his dally wage to the support of
TO MEET EXEGIENCIES.
"When a citizen pays taxes accord
ing: to his earnings, from whatever
source, he gives support to his govern
ment, and receives protection from it
in a more equitable manner than un
der any other plan of taxation yet de
vised. If his earnings Increase his
taxes increase, and justly so. for he Is
better able to pay increased taxes. If
his gains decrease, so do his taxes, and
fortunately for him, because he Is less
able to pay them. There is also this
striking advantage of a tax on earnings
over taxes on bought and sold com
mododities, namely, the rate can be
raised or lowered to meet the exigen
cies of revenue requirements without
consequent disturbance of prices."
MINORITY REPORT IN.
Longworth, a member ol tne com
mittee, presented a report giving the
dissenting views of the minority.
STEEL BILL ADVERSE REPORT.
The finance committee of the Benate
todajr ordered an adverse report on toe
ENGINEERS IN EAST
DEMAND PAY RAISE
New York, March 14. Arguments
supporting demands for increased
wages were prepared by a committee
of locomotive engineers, headed by
Grand Chief Stone of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, for
submission today at a Joint confer
ence with a committee of officials of
48 eastern railroads.
The engineers desire an increase
in order that their wages may be
brought on a level of those paid on
roads west of the. Mississippi river.
Railroad officials estimate the in
crease means $10,000,000 a year to
add to the cost of railroad transpor
LEN SMALL FILES
Springfield, 111., March 14. An
amended petition asking that the sec
retary of state be compelled to
change the filing time stamped on
the petition of Len Small, one of the
republican candid: es for governor,
from :30 a. m., Feb. , to 7:31 a.
m was filed in the Sangamon county
circuit court today. An attorney rep
resenting state officials and Govern
or Deneen were ruled to answer the
amended petition next Monday.
SLAYER OF BANDITS
IS TO BE REWARDED
Houston, Texas, March 14. David
Trousdale, the express messenger who
yesterday killed two train robbers, will
be paid a reward of $600 and in addi
tion will be presented a gold watch if
the recommendation of the superinten
dent of the express company is follow
ed. ' 'I I WI
V1RS. VERMILYA IS TO GO
ON TRIAL 20TH OF MARCH
Chicago, March 14. The trial of Mrs.
Louise Vermllya, under indictment for
the murder of Richard T. Smith, was
set for March 20 by Judge Dennis E.
Sullivan after he had been petitioned
to do 6o by the accused woman's law
er, Joseph R. Burres, yesterday. At
torney Burres supported the conten
tions made by Mrs. Vermllya in a pe
tition and affidavit which were filed
with the court, setting forth that
compelled to stay in Jail much longer
In her weakened condition Bhe might
die. Burres intimated that the reason
for the prosecution and the delay
trial was for political purposes. "Mrs.
Vermllya is an invalid and spent all
her money preparing for trial on the
Bissonnette charge, and then only to
have the case dismissed and be In
dicted on another charge," he said.
Judge Sullivan ruled that in view of
the circumstances Mrs. Vermilya was
entitled to an early trial.
(ILL A JUDGE
IN HIS COURT
IN THE SOUTH
Virginia Outlaws, Resent
ing Sentence, Open
THREE OFFICIALS DEAD
Several of Jurors Injured Dur
ing Fusillade Murderers
Flee Posse on Trail.
TRIAL OF REV. M'FARLAND
IS BEGUN AT PITTSBURGH
Pittsburgh, March 14. The trial
of Rev. Dr. W. D. McFarland of
Greenville, Tenn., Indicted in connec
tion with the death in this city of
his former secretary. Miss Elsie D.
Coe, who died as a result of a crim
lnal operation, began today. The
ury has been selected.
HAMILTON, OHIO, COURT
HOUSE BURNS; THREE DIE
Hamilton, Ohio, March J 4. Two
firemen were killed, one fatally hurt
and a number of others are missing
in a fire which partially destroyed the
Butler county court house today.
The loss is $150,000.
Hillsville, Va,, March 14. In a
flame of unprecedented outlawry the
entire human fabric of the Carroll
county circuit court, in session here
today, was wiped out by assassina
Judge Thornton Massie had sen
tenced Floyd Allen to one year in
prison for aiding in the escape of a
ccunty prisoner. Two of Allen's
brothers and several friends opened '
fire with revolvers.
JUDGE DROPS FIRST.
Judge Massie fell dead in his place
on the bench. Next, Commonwealth
Attorney William Foster sank to the
floor with several bullets in his brain.
Death was instantaneous. Sheriff
Lewis Webb, in endeavoring to reach,
the ringleaders, was shot dead be
fore he had taken ten steps.
SEVERAL JURORS INJURED.
Several jurors who tried the case
were seriously wounded, J. H. Blan
kenshlp probably fatally. Governor
Mann has offered a reward of $1,000
for the murderers, who escaped. The
governor haa also ordered two mili
tia companies to prepare to proceed
to Hillsville, if required.
BACK OUT OF ROOM.
The Aliens, Including the prisoner
and friends, after the killing, backed
slowly out of the court room, hold
ing all would-be pursuers in check
TWVltfr of revolvers. Once out
side they made a dash for the moun
tains on horseback. A posse of citi
zens soon was in pursuit and reports
reached here that one of the Aliens
was seriously wounded In a sort of
pitched battle which was fought with
OFFICERS RUSHED TO COUNTRY.
Special officers are being rushed
Into the country to help run down
the murderers. Wiping out of the
law officers left affairs in the hands
of untrained citizens, but nearly ev
ery man in this section of the coun
try has joined in the hunt. The
scene of the wholesale murder waa
a quaint little old-fashioned red
brick county court house, Hillsville
being the seat of Carroll ' county.
The Allen brothers and friends must
have been well armed, for it seemed
to the spectators who escaped that
fully 100 shots were fired.
RUSH FOR WINDOWS.
When the shooting began there
was a wild rush for windows and
doors. Dexter Good, clerk of the
court, received a bullet wound in the
neck and was desperately hurt.
Judge Massie was one of the most
prominent jurists in the state, and
was being considered for promotion
to the state supreme bench. x
It Is reported here from Hillsville
Juror Douglas also had been killed
and that Floyd Allen, one of the
mountaineers, was mortally wound
ed. Seventeen mountaineers who
escaped from Hillsville amid a
shower of bullets are said to have
taken refuge In an old barn in a
mountainous spot and are preparing
to resist any posse that catches up
with them. They are said to be
plentifully supplied with ammunition.
Chicago, Mareh 14. Receivers were
appointed today for the MoCrum-How-
ell company, on application of stock
holders. The company, while It con
sented to the appointment, declared
the concern is not insolvent. The
company is known as the alleged vac
uum cleaner trust.
Army Aviator Is Killed.
Pau. France. March 14. Lieutenant
Henri Paul Tibulle Sevelle, an srmy
aviator cf the 6th regiment of African
mounted rifles, was killed here yester
day while making a flight
senate-house steel bill. The democrats
voted for the bouse measure, which
thty will urge in a minority report
''FREE SUGAR BILL SPLIT.
The democratic "free sugar" tariff
revision bill was taken up in the
house today and a bitter split in the
democratic ranks resulted. Demo
crats from cane and beet sugar pro
ducing states prepared speeches In
veighing against the measure. These
members contended, that the. bill is
meant to end the sugar-growing In
imxj ia, it UoJteJ Stales.
POSTPONE DEITZ CASES
UNTIL NEXT SEPTEMBER
Eau Claire. Wis., March 14. Dis
trict Attorney Sam J. Williams of Saw
yer county stated here yesterday that
he and Prosecutor V. W. James of Eaa
Claire, representing the state, had stip
ulated with Attorneys McKenna, Ma-
lone and Naber, representing the Diets
defendants, that all the Dietz cases.
which had all been set for March 18 at
Eau Claire, be continued over the term.
This means that the Cameron dan)
trials will not be started prior to next
September. Mr. Williams said the
stipulation was made by long distance
telephone; that the reason for this ac
tion is the pendency of the John F.
Dietz appeal in the supreme court.
NO ARMS FROM U.S. TO
GO TO MEXICAN REBELS
Washington, March 14. The
house today adopted a concurrent
resolution passed by the senate yes
terday authorizing the president to
prohibit exportation of war supplies
to any American country where do
mestic violence exists. In signing
the resolution the president will is
sue a proclamation specifically for
bidding shipment of arms to Mexi
can revolutionists. ' .