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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 129.
FRIDAY. MARCH 15, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Decision Climax to Con
ference With Secretary
BE SLAIN ON
TILT COAL AGAIN
SUN PAID TO
HEAVY, HEAVY, WHAT HANGS OVER THY HEAD?
Anthracite Operators and Min
ers Fail to Arrive at an
29 YEARS AS CHEMIST
Hampered in Administration of
His Office, Finally Resigns
No Reason Is Assigned.
Washington, March 13. Dr. H. TV.
Wiley, chief of the bureau of rhetn-J
istry, sent his resignation to Secre-j
tary Wilson today. !
Wiley's resignation came ns a lra-j
matic climax at a conference with
Secretary Wilson today. The secre- j
lary would make no statement of the:
case. No reasons were given for the!
resignation, he said. It is known j
Wiley has received many flattering
offers from intercuts in other lines
of business. Including editorial work
for a housekeeping magazine.
IMIAI'PV 1' M IIKOI
It is known Wiley for a long time
has been in unhappy connection with
the department of agriculture. He
claimed he was hampered in the ad
ministration of his office andharrussd
l.y other officials. He entered thej
m rvice as chief chemist in 18S3,i
serving continuously ever since. At I
a cabinet meeting President Taft was
Informed of Wiley's resignation by
Secretary Wilson. To newspaper
men after the cabinet meeting Wil
ton said: "Relations between me
and Wiley have always been pleasant,
personally." He would say nothing
TO KEEP I P FIOIIT.
Wiley announced he would devote
the rest of his life to urging the cre
uilon of a national health depart
ment, entirely separate from any
1'ianch of the Rovernment Bervbr.
broadcast to the heads of universi-j
tie and rollenes asking them to rec-!
c inmend a successor to Wiley. The
president said he hoped in this way
to get the best most available chem
ist. HFfiRKTTK.D lY TFT.
In an official statement the presl-,
(lent expressed reirret ;it the resigna-!
tion of Wiley, and s:Md he would he!
glad if he could continue in the gov
CIIPnR Rll I IC HP TOR
wUuAn uILL lo Ur run
Washington, March io.VinM
consideration if the free susar bill
began in he house todar. "a vote!the J". not to trouble themselves i.HOunded yesterday when Dalba, the
wiil not be reached until after nlght- j defenaan'ts Tty '. attempted to assassinate
. .1 . 1 1 1 . Vi T t n r. I.- nnnoi1oiaf1 D 1 TTI fat lilt nt
In the house today Sabath intro
duced another workmen's compensa
tion bill and attacked the bill recom
mended by the employers' liabilities
The house committee on interstate
commerce todny decided favorably to
renort the Si inn lull to ahotiiih the
court of commcuc by a vo'c of 11
San Josv, Guatemala Secretary of j fully contain price and resale restric
State Knox came ashore from the Unit- jtions that would be unlawful under the
rd States cruiser Maryland and was re-J Sherman law in an agreement not af
celved by the foreign minister and thelfectlng a patent. The defense had
war minister and United States Minib- contended the agreement was merely a
ter R. S. Reynolds Hitt. patent license arrangement.
NATIONAL "DOPE" TRUST
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3,000 REFUGEES ON
WAY FROM T0RRE0N
San Antonio, Texas, March 15. In
the belief that a decisive battle be
tween rebels and federals is likely
toon, and w ill be fought at Torreon, ! tonight with the lowest temperature
Mexico, S.000 refugees, mostly wom-jabout 10 degrees; Saturday warmer,
en and children, are enroute, here' Temperature at 7 a. m. 21. High
froni that plat e. Most of them left ' est yesterday 29, lowest last night
on trains Wednesday. j--
El Paso, Texas, March 15. A spe- Velocity of w ind at 7 a. m. 19
cial to the Herald from Chihuahua j milea Per hour,
says Jiminez was taken yesterday by j Precipitation .88 inch.
consisting or sou rebels. '
The federal garrison capitulated!
without offering resistance. Sala-;
zar's force sare now occupying the
The city is an important
and has a population of 23, -
p . ., CT -
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PflllRT Tl 1QM IQCPQ IIIRY
WWII I V I VJ Ifl I v V.L-V U I I I
Detroit, March 15. The jury In the
iee of the government against the so-
I called bath tub trust bailed to reach an
agreement and was discharged last
:niEht- In fhan?ing iy Juuee An-
i full im ia ui T.I 1 1 a mi n Vin V.a
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case was a criminal suit. He urged
i 01 ine ouerman law. me aeienaants i
were not charged wii being a trust, he '
said, but were accused of criminal : Dalba s crime eitner was tne conse
consptracy in restraint of trade. The Iquence of a plot or due to the instl-
federal Jurist held there could be no I
! convict ion unless it was proved that
the defendants had formed a definite
agreement prior to the Mount Clemens
'"""ting. hen the overt act was to
have been committed. He said that a
patent license agreement could . law-
FINALLY GETS OLD ENEMY?
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Molina,
Fair tonight and Saturday, colder
lof7n rr, it
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
s,ln 8ets :07.rises 6:10; moon rises
5:31 a. m.; 1:57 a. m., moon In cob
Junction with Venus, passing from
west to east of the planet. 3 degrees
south thereof: seen in early morning
KING IS TO ASSIST
Rome, March 15. Major Langes,
commander of the royal bodyguard.
danger. Suspicion is Increased that
gation of some persons who used a
weakminded man for their own pur
Poses. The young anarchist said he
regretted the occurrence on account
of his mother. Police Scials report
his mother will be assSted by the
same king whom he tried to assas
sinate. Congratulatory telegrams
from all parts of the world were re
ceived at the palace today.
COMMITTEE HEARS OF
RAY'S POLITICAL PULL
Washington, March 15. Pay
master Beecher B. Ray, whose army
conduct a house committee is inves
tigating, was the friend and sup
porter of every republican presiden
tial aspirant in campaigns in which
he participated prior to Taft's 1908
campaign, according to testimony by
Brig. Gen. C. C. Snitfen, retired pay
General SnifTen in referring to po
litical influence used by Major Ray
mentioned the names of Senators
Cullom and Root, former Senator
Hemenway of Indiana and the late
Senator Mark Hanna of Ohio. His
testimony was devoted to the excuses
and subterfuges which Major Ray
used to procure leave and transfer
The general said he was astounded
at the political influence Major Ray
bad and said he issued orders t Ray
because of the political infldence
brought to bear on him.
'"I admit it with shame," he added.
"I hope God and the committee will
forgive me for it, but I did it."
WOMAN IS BELIEVED
KILLED BY WOLVES
Hancock, Mich., March 15. Parts
of her clothing and skis on which
Mrs. Selma Hakkinen, living near
Alston, started on a journey last
evening to a neighboring farm were
found today. It is believed the wom
an was killed and eaten by wolves.
Tracks indicating a large nack were
OKLAHOMA FOR T. R.;
Guthrie, lOkla., March 15. At the
end of an all-night session the Okla
homa republican convention voted to
send a solid delegation of 10 instruct
ed for Roosevelt to the Chicago con
vention. Taft workers employed every
tactic to get in a commanding voice
In the proceedings. Outnumbered al
most two to one, they failed. Near
the close of the convention S. S. Deni
son, a delegate, dropped dead. Ex
citement resulted ia apoplexy. .
George C. Priestley, a Roosevelt
man, was selected national commit
teeman. James A. Harris, a Taft
leader, retained the state chairman
ship. Charles Hunter, whose resig
nation from the office of federal dis
trict clerk was requested Wednesday
by Federal Judge Cotterel, declared
if his advocacy of Roosevelt "cost
him his job," he would wlllingly
sacriflce the position. A telegram of
appreciation of the convention's en
dorsement was received from Roose
velt. The convention endorsed the
preferential primary presidential
Boston, March 15. A presidential
preference primary bill passed the
senate today and Immediately waa
laid before the governor for approba
Jamestown, N. D., March 15. Sen
ator La Follette announced today he
would campaign in Nebraska, Ore
gon and Washington in April previ
ous to the presidential preference
primaries in those states.
DEATHS IN A DAY
La Crosse, Wis., March 15. Frank
Gallup, the oldest teacher in Wiscon
sin in point of service, died at Gales
ville, Wis., yesterday. He was teach
ing his 75th term w hen stricken.
Philadelphia, March 15. Miss Kath-
erine C. Biddle, aged 95, a member of
one of the oldest Philadelphia families
and noted for her charities, is dead.
During the civil war MIbb Biddle acted
as nurse for soldiers at the Episcopal
Tampa, Fla., March 15. Rear Ad
miral John M. Bowyer, retired, is
Clinton, 111., March 15. L. R.
Murphy, 65, president of the State
bank of this city and a prominent
democratic politician, is dead.
DETECTIVE IS HELD FOR
ASSAULTING F. M. RYAN
Indianapolis, March 15. Robert
J. Foster, a detective of the National
Erectors' association, today was
found guilty of assault and battery
with intent to kill Frank M. Ryan,
president of the Structural Iron
Workers, but judgment was withheld.
and he was bound over to the grand
Tobacco Breaks 30-Year Record.
Louisville, March 15. All records for
30 years were broken in the local leaf
tobacco market. One hogshead of Bur
ley brought $45 a hundred pounds and
anof ft $44.
Portsmouth. England The verdict of
the coroner's inquest into the cause of
the death of the officers and crew of
submarine "K 3," w hich was sunk in
collision with the depot ship Hazard,
Feb. 2, was that the collision was en
tirely accidental and that no blame
could be attached to anyone.
Country-Wide Search On
For Murderers of Pris
EXPECT DEADLY FIGHT
Militia Guarding Penitentiary
at Lincoln, Neb. Virginia
Desperadoes at Large.
Lincoln, Neb., March 15. 6o far
today no definite trace has been
fonnd of the three convicts who es
caped from the Nebraska peniten
tiary yesterday during a snowstorm
following an outbreak in which the
warden, James Delahunty, deputy
warden, Charles Wagner, and an
usher, A. C. Heuman were killed,
and Turnkey A. G. Doody was
wounded. The posse gave up the'
chase on account of the deep snow
drifts. DETECTIVES OX TRAINS.
Strict orders were given train
crews to keep a sharp lookout for
the convicts. Trains are carrying
armed detectives. It is thought the
escaped men took the railroad tracks
towards Kansas City. They cannot
make much headway except on the
with unbroken drifts of snow. The
men are scantily clad.
CONSTABLES OS WATCH.
Constables in various townships
are on watch with orders to shoot
on sight. A murderous fight is ex
pected if the men are run down. At
the prison conditions are quiet, with
the militia on guard.
WAGNER FALLS FIRST.
The triple killing was done by con
victs Morley, Taylor . and Dowd, all
serving time for bank robbery. Dep
uty.,Wagner was the first man killed.
He was shot while in the chapel
room, which looks out into the prison
yard. The gang of three convicts
saw him through the iron barred
door, and by killing him made sure
that one stumbling block in the way
of their escape was removed.
TRAIL OF MURDER TO FREEDOM.
Doody was the next victim. He
was shot down in the west cell house,
of which he is keeper. The murder
ers, to whom guns and explosives
had been smuggled, after blowing off
the lock of the first steel door, which
leads into the public entrance of the
prison, came upon him. They rushed
and shot him, took his keys, and let
themselves out into the main corri
dor. WARDEN SHOT TWICE.
Just outside the barred steel doors
kept by Turnkey Doody the trio met
and killed Warden Delahunty. He
was shot twice. ,
Usher Heilman, who was in the
clerk's office, heard the shots and
rushed to the warden's assistance. He
met almost instant death by one shot
at the hands of the escaping con
victs. This gave the murderers a
comparatively free exit.
VIRGINIA OUTLAWS STILL FREE.
Hillsville, Va., March 15. No
headway was made today looking to
the capture of the desperadoes who
yesterday killed three court officials.
It 1b reported the outlaws succeeded
in crossing the North Carolina line
to Mount Airy, where they raided a
hardware store and secured a new
supply of arms. There is little
thought that the outlaws will be
taken alive. It may be days before
a well-directed force is on the trail.
THREE OF GANG CAUGHT.
Cincinnati, March 15. A dispatch
from Hillsville says Floyd Allen and
his son Victor and a man named
Strickland were arrested today. A
guard was placed around the jail
with orders to shoot at the first sign
When Floyd Allen was arrested he
attempted to suicide by cutting his
throat with a pocketknife. He was
disarmed before he accomplished his
Betty Ayers, a woman who was
wounded yesterday, is reported dead.
POUCH WITH $15,000
STOLEN FROM TRAIN
El Paso, Texas, March 15. Fif
teen thousand dollars in currency
was taken from a registered mail
pouch on the Arizona and New Mex
ico railroad at Clifton. Aris., Tues
day. The money was consigned from
El Paso to the Detroit Copper com
pany at Morenci, Ariz. The empty
poach was found in a river.
Dover, Del. Articles of incorpora
tion were filed here for the United
States Linen company of Chicago, 111.,
to manufacture all kinds of woolen and
worsted cottons, silks, linen, etc. In
corporators. Henry P. Crowell, Charles
W. Hess, William J. Robinson, all of
Chicago. I1L Capital stock, $1,500,000.
BOTH SIDES STAND FIRM
President White Sys There Will Be
General Suspension of Work
Probably April 1.
New York, March 15. The answer
of the anthracite mine workers was
submitted to the operators this after
noon. It contains no counter propo
sition. It takes up the already re
fused demands and gives the reasons
for making them. The answer re
iterates the original demands. Both
sides apparently are standing firm.
Retail prices of anthracite advanced
"All negotiations with the anthra
cite operators are off," declared
President White of the mine workers
after adjournment of the Joint con
ference. "I look for a general sus
pension of work April 1."
"Will there be a strike?" he was
"The miners' officials will discuss
that this afternoon."
None of the operators was willing
DEADLOCK IN ENGLAND.
London, March 15. Another dead
lock was reached in the coal strike
negotiations. The unemployed now
number over 2,000,000, and the
number Is increasing daily. There
are many instances of families with
out resources. A feeling of discon
tent is growing among the miners.
The Northwestern and Great East
ern railroads are fitting locomotives
to burn oil.
In Birmingham 7,000 street lamps
were cut off last night.
Coal strike negotiations having
been broken off, the government will
now introduce a bill establishing a
fixed minimum wage.
CIVIL SERVICE LEAGUE
BOOSTING MERIT LAWS
Bloomington, 111., March 15. Seek
ing to plug up holes left by the last
legislature in the nerw "State-wide"
civil service law, the Illinois Civil Ser
vice' Reform association has launched
a preprimary campaign. A letter and
a statement of principles for signature
by the candidates for nomination for
the legislature in the primaries of Ap
ril 9 next were sent to all candidates
by order of the executive committee of
the association. This material shows
that the civil aervice legislative pro
gram for next winter will include bills
to extend the merit system to the
statehouse clerks and watchmen and
to the employes of the general assem
The statement for the prospective
legislators is addressed to the voters
of their respective districts. The let
ter, promising to give to the public in
formation on the stand of legislative
candidates on civil service, is signed
by Charles L. Capen of this city, presi
dent, and Herbert E. Fleming, secre
tary, of the Illinois Civil Service Re
form association. The statement of
principles reads as follows:
"I am in thorough accord with the
public demand for comprehensive civil
"I believe that experience haw prov
ed that the civil service laws, taking
appointive offices and places of em
ployment in the public service out of
politics and placing them upon a busi
ness basis, promote efficiency and
economy in the public business and
more wholesome conditions in public
"Therefore I hereby state that if
elected to the general assembly I will
work and vote for the enactment of
civil service laws extending the merit
Statehouse clerks and watchmen.
Employes of the general assembly.
Attorneys in appointive positions in
the fitate service.
Employes of the municipal court of
Employes of the sanitary district of
I will oppose any amendments tend
ing to weaken civil service lawg or to
exempt persons now under them from
provisions of these laws, and, finally,
to oppose the repeal of any of the civil
In order to aid in obtaining the hon
est and effective enforcement of the civ
il service laws I pledge myself to vote
for an adequate appropriation for the
state civil service commission, and to
use my influence in public life despite
the pressure of job-seekers and pat
ronage distributers to uphold these
WOMAN LEFT $250,000 BY
UNCLE WHOM SHE NURSED
Los Angeles, Cal., March 15. Mrs,
Charles Thomas of Los Angeles was
notified formally today that her uncle,
H. J. Barnet of Bloomington, Wis.,
died and willed his entire estate, val
ued at $2SO,ooo, to her, because she
nursed Barnet back to health.
German Aviator Loses Life.
Berlin, M2rch 15. Aviator Wittee
was killed today while making a
Sight in the suburb of Tel tow.
Shanghai Hears of Plot
in Which Yuan Gives
MOVEMENT FOR PEKING
Gen. Sheng Yuri's Troops Re
ported to Have Massacred
Number of Republicans. ,
Shanghai, March 15. It was reported
here that Yuan Shi Kai and Dr. Sun
Yat Sen have been parties to a plot It
is rumored that Yuan paid Dr. Sun $1,
500,000 or more to withdraw from his
office of provisional president so that
the way could be opened for Yuan to
take the post. The leaders of the re
publican indignantly repudiate the stor
ies and declare that Dr. Sun has too
much at stake to enter into any such
MASSACRE AT TUNG KWAN.
This afternoon it was reported that
General Sheng Yun, who is advancing
on Peking at the head of an army, has
massacred a umber of republicans at
Tung Kwan, in the province of Shensl.
The general, who desires to protest
against the abdication of the throne,
has telegraphed to the empress dow
ager at Peking, asking for an audience
Rioting and looting has broken out
at Suanhwafa, about 150 miles from
Peking. Several regiments have been
sent there to suppress the disorders.
COLUMN OF 60 MEN KILLED.
Other reports say fighting has been
going on at Swatow for three days be
tween rival detachments of troops. A
column of 60 men belonging to the gar
rison at Swatow has been annihilated
by troops from Waichow. Interested
persons are attempting to bring about
a compromise betwecu ihw Uuuib.
Nothing has been received which would
indicate what the fighting is about
BLIZZARD IS DUE TO HIT
EASTERN COAST TONIGHT
Chicago, March 15. A blizzard
which prevailed yesterday west of the
Mississippi river was today centered
in Ohio. Snow in the Mississippi and
lewer Missouri valleys is unusually
heavy in localities. Heavy rains pre
vail in the Ohio valley and . gulf
states. The storm is due to reach
the eastern seaboard tonight Wet
snow is seriously interfering with
wire facilities. Trains are more or
less delayed by huge snow drifts.'
Two fast trains on the Rock Island
from Denver were held up several
hours near Council Bluffs, Iowa.
A snowstorm which raged over
here 24 hours oeased this afternoon.
Several persons were injured by be
ing struck by vehicles during the
storm. Surface car lines were more
or less blocked.
Kansas City, March 15. Because
of broken wires no news was received
this morning from six Rock Island
trains reported stalled with over 300
passengers at Selden, Kan. The com
pany has every available man work
ing to clear the line. Drifts 25 feet
deep along the Kansas-Colorado line
are reported here.
Former Dakota Legislator Dead.
Bismarck, N. D., March 15. W. E.
Cochrane, a pioneer of North Dakota,
one time a member of the legislature,
died of heart disease at his home.
GENERAL TAKES NEW
Brigadier General Albert L. Mills
has arrived in Washington to aasuma
his new duties as president ot the
war collet. tnd a member of the
ceneral staff of the army. He suc
Brigadier General .Witheracwn.
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