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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 149.
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TO DEATH IN
Steamers and Trains Pick
Up Refugees in Missis
CLINGING TO TREETOPS
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island.' Davenport, Mollne,
Generally fair tonight and Tuesday,
Temperature at 7 a. m. 41. Highest
yesterday 61, lowest last night 37.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 7 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 49,
at 7 a. m. 59.
Stage of water 11 feet, no change
In last 48 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:32, rises 6:30. Evening
stars: Mercury, Mars, Saturn. Morn
ing stars: Venus, Jupiter.
VERMILYA JURY FAILS IN
VERDICT; SECOND TRIAL
Chicago, April 8. After eight hours
of deliberation the Jurymen who tried
Mrs. Louise Vermilya for the murder
of Richard T. Smith, Saturday night
reported to Judge Denis E. Sullivan Washington, April 8. In an open
that they were hopelessly deadlocked, letter to Taft Senator Dixon, cam-
" iThev were discharged by agreement 1 pal en manager for Roosevelt, today
of counsel. A poll Indicated they ! declares the president "will become
Memphis. April 8. Flood "dl-,gtood 7 t0 5 for conviction. There ! a deliberate receiver of stolen goods"
tiona In the Mississippi valley snowed wag no change in the sentiment from ' if he does not repudiate the action
seme Improvement this morning, I the first ballot to the sixth, which
hen a sunny day eave further en- was the last. The defendant wept
One Woman Refuses to be Tak
en Aboard Unless Body of
Dead Babe is Cared for.
IS DIXON CRY
Roosevelt Manager Puts
Serious Situation Up to
Governor's Private Papers Re
lating to His Campaign Are
Stolen From Hotel.
FRAUDS IN KENTUCKY?
Alleged That Colonel "Has Ma
jority of Votes but Taft
Certificates Are Signed.
DO NOT TAKE VALUABLES
Democratic Presidential Candidate
Declares Publication of Docu
ments Will Do Xo Harm.
couragement to those conducting the ' hen Foreman Andrew Smith an-
Chicago, April 8. Room workers,
apparently having political affiliations,
broke into Governor Woodrow Wil
son's suite of rooms at the Hotel Sher
man yesterday afternoon and stole a
suitcase full of private correspond'
ence and papers belonging to the New
The robbery occurred between 2
and 3 o'clock in the afternoon, while
the democratic presidential candidate
was at St. Mary's rectory lunching
with Rev. P. J. O'Callaghan and other
priests of the Paulist order. It was
discovered at 2:50 o'clock, when the
governor returned to his room. The
At Any Rate United States
Supreme Court Refuses
NO GROUND IS STATED
Commerce Commission Declines
Jo Disturb Existing Through
Freight Charges on Grain.
ARE UNDER FIRE
Five Members of Bench are to
Be Investigated by United
ARE CONDONING THIEVERY?
Alleged to nave Refused to Dismiss
Clerks Found Short In Their
NOW WAIT ON
Vote is Holding Center
of the Stage.
Washington, April 8. A rehearing
of the so-called "patent monopoly"
memeograph case today was refused
by the supreme court of the United
States. No ground wag announced for
the court's action today.
! nnnnail thAV on , 1 1 I nr.t flffrM Her
work of rescue among the hundreds ' .,, . tn
. v, . v. 'sister, Mrs. Laura Bucholz. tried to
UlitBU 1IVUJ LUCU W ins " ' O "
All levees in the fiood menaced die
rift o r Vi r 1 rl i n v ut rriri c
died levee workers had a narrow " ' "
cr.ue from being swept away when the inal COUrt bull.dln the county jail
embankment caved at Mile Post 24,
comfort her. Mrs. Yermilva had con-
jfidently expected to be released. She
16 miles south of Helena, Ark., yes
terday. THA1 RKMTKS 10.
The relief train sent from Forest
City, Ark., yesterday to rescue farm
ers in the overflowed sections of St.
she fainted In her wheel chair. Heart
action almost stopped. She was car
ried Into the jail hospital as one dead.
She was revived with difficulty. Mrs.
Vermilya will be tried a second time
probably within a month. It is custo
mary in such cases to admit the de-
HOUSE CLEANING TIME
fmnz-i. ,iH frittondon rr.iintiu re. i f endant to bail. Her attorneys will
turned last nlKht with 100 refugees 1 aPP'r the court for her release to-i-roard,
but with Its mission only half morrow.
completed. The train could not pro-j
ceed further than the ton of Heth. ; CATCHES THIEF ON FISH
20 miles east of this city. Beyond j unfllfC RUT HP FQPoPFQ
that point, where many persons are nUUrO, DUI nC LObMrtO
believed marooned, only boats can be Fargo, N. D., April 8. Fish hooks
of service. j to catch thieves; this is Fargo's lat-
steamehs ( AHHYiMi homeless, lest discovery. During the laBt few
Three river steamers reached Mem- days a thief has stolen more than $40
phis, today rairylng hundreds of I worth of tobacco and cigars from a
homeless from the flood-swept lands! local cigar store, according to a re
of Arkansas. In the Modoc locality. port given the police. The propri
.Many of these report loss of life in'eior set a trap for the thlpf. At the
several small towns that were inun-j bottom of a concrete coai chute lead
dnted when the embankment breach-) ing to the basement, where the con
e'i There la ao chance to verify such .rta -connects with awooden addi
reports. but it Is generally believed t tion, he nailed six stout fish hooks,
there have been fatalities in Phillips1 the points facing upward. Investi-
county. Ark. Refugees who came thislgation had led him to believe that the
n'ornlng saved none of their personal thief entered through the chute,
belongings. Farly this morning cries of pain
my almost xakri). brought the merchant to the base-
.Vany were almost naked when they The thief had fled but Por"
reaehed the boats. Iloat captains and tions of hls trousers and three bent
h. mr.ro fr.rtnr.uta iivi,i,.ii riot h i n ir ' fish hooks remained. Three fish
with the needy. The steamer Kate
Adams, which was near Modoc when
the crevasses occurred there, prob
ably saved hundreds of lives by tak
ing refugees from rafts and house
tops. In the midst of the rescue work
the steamer put out a staff to a wo-
hooks had disappeared with the thief.
The proprietor says he is satisfied.
THOUSANDS FLOCK TO A
HEALER AT ST. ELMO
St. Elmo, 111.. April 8. More than
man who sat on the roof of a fioat- 3,600 people are now registered and
lng house, h sent word back to malting for treatments here from
the captain that she would not leave William F. ("Billy") Smith, a healer.
unless he would consent to take her
dead baby aboard the steamer.
BODY IX SOAP HOI.
Accordingly a soap bos was sent
who is said to have made thousands
of "miraculous cures" by "laying on
of hands." The streets are full of
persons suffering from tuberculosis.
to the floating house. The woman cancer, paralysis, rheumatism and
broucht out the babe's corpse. Placed locomotor ataxia. The little hotels.
it in the box and was rowed to the! are full. Private houses are trying
steamer. The little body was turiedlto take care of the patients. Every
Washington, D. C, April 8. The
senate judiciary committee proposes
to investigate the action of five feder
al judges In refusing to dismiss court
clerks appointed by them and against
whom charges of embezzlement have
been made. , i
The house recently passed a bill giv
ing the president authority to remove
clerks of court over the heads of the
judges. It is the purpose of the mem
bers of the judiciary committee to as
certain who the judges are and some
thing about conditions in the courts
that would induce the administration
to recommend legislation so seriously
reflecting upon members of the feder
SEVES CLERKS REMOVED.
The department of justice, having
discovered a dlscrepency between the
total amount of money paid into the
courts in the way of fines and the
amount remitted to the government by
the courts, started an inquiry. As the
result 12 clerks were found to be short
in their accounts. In seven cases the
defaulting clerks were either remov
ed ty the judges or were permitted to
resign, and of this number those who
did not make up at once the amounts
of their defalcations were made d
fendants In pulta brought by the Unit
ed IStates. In five cases the judges
refused to remove the clerks.
FIRST FAVORED IMPEACHMENT,
When the matter was first brought
to the attention of President Taft he
urged that impeachment proceedings
be instituted at once against the judg
es in question. The president became
convinced, however, that impeachment
was not practicable.
Accordingly it was decided to pro
ceed by legislation. A bill giving the
(president the right to remove clerks
fin the house. It attracted almost no
j attention. It had tget Planne A to put
me measure inrougn me senace in xbs
same manner that It Tiad passed the
house, but some of the progressives
decided that they wanted more Infor
mation regarding it than the adminis
tration had presented.
Chicago to Go on Record on Ad
visability of Woman
of certain federal officeholders in the
train brings from 25 to 73 people. Kentuckv elections Saturday and in-
One or the l,ee line steamers from Mnitn was porn ana rearea a iarmer. Etjtute proceedings against them.
Arkansas county that reached hereto-Ho Is 4." years old. He followed the, postmaster ti rs thick
day told of a desperate fiRht with aiplow until a little more than fourj r.. 1 nh, , ,,',
u 1 . i .. . i . Dixon says former Chief Justice
regro who refused to leave a raft on years ago. In four and a half years o . ,,, ,,. ,,,, ,
. . . , wv i. c r.nA ... Orear of Kentucky cites that In the
tich he floated unless he was al- h? has given over 5,000 treatments. ..... ., , .... . ,
. . . . . . . , . , J,, . i . t . . .'First Kentucky district the chairman
lced to bring his mule. As a last; If a person registers for treatment! , ,, . ' . . . .
. . , . , . ,,. t . , . . . of McCrackern county, who is dep-
robbene left valuable silver toilet ar
ticles and other belongings of pecun
WILSO SUSPECTS PLOT.
Before leaving last night for Syra
cuse, N. Y., where he is scheduled to
speak tonight before a non-political
dinner tof the chamber of commerce.
the raft bearing the mule behind the; before
steamer and towed the raft, mule and
negro all Into Memphis.
WflT TOWX GOES DRY.
New Madrid. Mo., overflowed to a
c"cpth of several feet, is nevertheless
"dry." At least the "drjs" won in
the local option election Saturday.
The voters came to the polls in skiffs,
launches and rafts. When the rubber-booted
election clerks completed
the count it was shown the "wets"
were beaten by 300.
KKET AT CAIRO,
unrounded by water, but the levees I tal la8t night.
are holding firm. Refugees from
ether flooded districts were brought
here today in half starved condition.
SOO TO.S OP M PPI.1E.
St. Ixvuis, April 8. The United
States engineers' department steamer
Nokomls. towing a steel barge load
ed with SOO tons of provisions, forage
and tent tor flood sufferers in Mis
souri. Kentucky and Tennessee, de
next September. "Billy"!
uty postmaster at Paducah, signed the 'Governor Wilson said Chat "the rob-
iTaft certificate, though
Smith is the son of "Old Faith Heal- ' I' V nT . V", ' ' ' oun"L,"ua- "e re,u-
.. . . - . carrier! the rountv 1.006 to F1 7. and ioH nnsn v r maL-o oharcoo k. nniiiin.
er smltn. who was lamous durine-. .. . ' ' . . . " .-.-..-. ..-v ..
his lifetime for his power in healing
Shoots Girl; Then Ends Life.
Logansport. Ind., April 8. Be
cause she refused to marry him. Otto
Glenn Brown, aged 19, son of William
iu Carlisle Roosevelt had all but i al enemies had committed the theft-
three, but the postmaster signed a ..xhe robbery will greatly Inconven
Taft certificate. Dixon, in his letter, ience me .. he 8aid ..but wnoever ob.
pays. in plain language, mese acisltainPr, the nrl CorreBnr.T,r10nro
constitute theft. ,Qfi HiCOrni.j in.n.
"... UC hicnu; u.unw.uLCU. t. U11C
the correspondence is of a nature
which necessarily should 1ae consider-
MATTEH BEFORE CONGRESS.
"Unless they are promptly repudl
Brown of Macv. shot Leona Ehlineer' ated b? 'ou- those who eommltted , ed private between the writers and my
aged 15, and then killed himself. Thej1""1 immediately will be cited for. self, there is nothing but may be pub-
clrl has a chance to recover. -iitriai. lou cannot escape tne cnarge
wish he had killed me. too. ss lor, ' willing to profit knowingly
o 111 April 8 The river ls'M he has kill,1 Mmself." Miss Ehl-jby 8Uch theft- In ther wt
o. in.. April s. ine river ... Dhv.lclan at the hoan, I will become a deliberate re
sry at 64 feot. The city lsi,nger lola Pnyian at tne nospi-. h
... . - i tni iat niaht .stolen goods. iixon said
IN ENGLAND PITS
lished without doing me harm
"A great deal of the correspondence
deals with the campaign I am waeine.
receiver of j as do the other documents w hich were
ne nad , stolen. As a matter of fact the most
unt Jnrt a t r thft r-ivll aarvlra rrm-( i . , - - . ....
. w ... v..-. .... , vaiuiioie tnings wnicn tne Durgiars
giMns uui iue ienrr. ne ii find the su tease are mv rlra
before onI, anA r c.un linon Tho. tnAi.
The Interstate commerce commis
sion declined to disturb the existing
through freight rates on grain in the
middle west. A petition of the Sioux
City Terminal Elevator company
against the Milwaukee & St. Paul, and
other carriers were rejected, except as
to certain local rates.
Existing local rates on grain from
South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota
and Iowa to Sioux City were held un
reasonable and the railroads given
time to readjust them.
FOR Bl'REAU OF MARKETS.
The establishment of a bureau of
markets In the department of agricul
ture was urged before the house agri
culture committee today. Wycliffe of
Louisiana and Beall of Texas cited the
wide differences in the prices of farm
products to producer and consumer and
argued these conditions do not prevail
in countries where marketing of pro
duce la carefully looked after through
FAILS IN EFFORT TO DIE
London, April 8. General activity
prevails in all coal mining district
in Great Britain today. In Scotland
said the matter would be
congress within 24 hours."
FLAMES IMPERIL LIVES
OF TWENTY IN CHICAGO
apparently, not stopping to unload the
articles they didn't want."
X I BLACK MAKES CHARGES.
William C. Niblack, president of the
It'll i . . l n . ill; 1
Chicago. April 8. Twenty person1 i more em-
sleeping in the Chicago Inner Mis-I ,h, in !a charEes
sion Society house of the Evangelical I u,8 nothing more or less than a dir-
T nt horn n rhiirrh 1S4fi I. Sallo vo.itT POUtlCal trick. ' Was his CaUsUc COm-
and North W ale there wa a large; r.ue, had a narrow escape early to-;ment- is in Hne with the campaign
Increase in the number of miners who! day when fire broke out in a garage
mjur AUI?ltY UnilTCi C8um wor1', while in the English ; adjoining. A gasoline explosion shat
int WniJM nUU I t and southern Welsh coal fields, where tered the dividing wall. All in the
Chicago, April 8. After telling his. the Eaater holiday is being observed, i mission escaped safely. A 6core of
landlady he Intended to end his life, I small gangs of men went down the; firemen were imperiled by the correspondence recall a similar theft
of lies and vituperation which has
been waged against Governor Wilson."
RECALLS FORMER THEFT.
The stealing of Governor Wilson's
George Carlston. a printer, purchas- pit in order to clear roadways and
ed 3 0 bottles of whisky. Later he to prepare for a general resumption
was found unconscious beside eight cf work tomorrow. In southern
empty bottles. Today he was fined Wales prospects of resumption are
US for attempting suicide by drinking not bright, as enginemen and other
hisky. surfacemen declined to return to
work until their demands are also
conceded. The first coal mined will
be supplied to railroads and mills, so
plosion, but none was injured,
toss is Ko.OOO.
Ten Years for Counterfeiter.
Chicago, April 8. James Rice to
day was sentenced to ten years' Im- that three weeks at least will pas
rrisonment in the penitentiary at At-! before householders in the cities will
lanta, Ga . for counterfeiting silver : be able to secure supplies for domes
dolUra. jtlc purpose.
The;'nich occurred a few years ago at
j Mount Clemens, Mich., when a private
letter was stolen from Charles W. Mur-
Woman Is Against Wheeler. Jphy of New York. The Murphy letter
Rockford. 111., April 8. Annette., w8 reproduced shortly after in cer
Boetrom, a young widow and a friend' tain newspapers and had a bearinz on
of Fred Wheeler, held for wife mur
der, has returned from Mollne and
promises to assist in the prosecution.
Wheeler sent Mrs. Bostrom a message
the day his wife died and after the
funeral sent her another telegram
urging her to join him.
the political situation in New York.
Galesourg Business Man Dies.
Galesburg, 111., April 8. W. A. Jor
dan, president of the W. A. Jordan
wholesale company, died suddenly last
night of heart failure.
CHICAGO POLICEMAN IS
A SUICIDE; DESPONDENT
Chicago, April 8. Daniel Hartnett,
policeman stationed at the Fiftieth
street station, committed suicide at
his home, 949 East Fifty-third street,
last night by shooting himself in the
right temple. Despondency over 111
health and the recent death of his
Infant son are assigned by the police
of the Hyde Park station, in whose
Chicago, April 8. Political lead
ers gave final instructions to their
lieutenants in the Illinois campaign
today, candidates closed their speak
ing tours and the lines are drawn tight
for the voting tomorrow.
The presidential preference vote
continued the center of the stage po
litically. Roosevelt planned to close
his campaign in the state with
speeches In the congressional district
of former Speaker Cannon. The
speaking campaign of the Taft and
La Follette forces in the state are
WATCHERS ARE XAMED.
On the democratic side Wilson and
Clark speakers wound up their labors
Saturday. Candidates for the guber
natorial nomination rested on their
oars and the congressional aspirants
and the host of seekers for minor of
fices turned attention to selection of
watchers and personal workers at the
Chicago will vote on the advisa
bility of woman suffrage.
ROOSEVELT HITS McKIXI.EY.
Decatur, 111., April 8. In the home
district of Congressman McKlnley,
manager of Taft's campaign, Roose
velt today, speaking to a crowd in
front of the court house at Clinton,
said: "I understand Taft's manager.
McKUrkyv-eitr--Bmrg mmr'agW tlila "
district was for Taft to a man, but
apparently , he was mistaken. I un
derstand he told you last week Taft
was not a politician, and that the
other Taft workers groaned every day
that he was not. But Taft's whole
campaign is entrusted to as thorough
going politicians as there are in the
United States, to Tawney, Bannes,
Penrose, Gallinger, Cannon, Guggen
heim, Lorimer ad others with whom
McKlnley is associated.
STATE'S IMPORTANT POSITION.
"There never was a stralghter lineup
than this, fcetween the politicians and
the plain people; and at last here in
Illinois the plain people have a chajice
to speak for themselves. Illinois
erartrla In trio mscf rnnAitant rra I f tnn
. . - - . , . . . CIUH10 111 WJ I'lllOL IIIII'VI (111, AVOIIIUI1
district Hartnett lived as the reason Lf any sUte ,n th)a rampaIgn. We
iur Ufl BU1UUO. " tn. llllnnl. t t,o lr-,.t
partment for 25 years, shot himself
shortly before 8 o'clock. Ulis daugh
ter, Mary, heard the report and, with
her mother, went to the room occu
pied by Mr. Hartnett.
across the bed, dead.
He was lying
with one cartridge discharged, was
near his side.
SMOOT'S GRANDSON SITS
The colonel said he wanted the peo-'
pie to register a straight vote to
morrow. Roosevelt repeated his at
tacks on Lorimer. Roosevelt said he
had been requested Saturday not to
attack Lorimer in his Springfield
speech that night.
A delegation from the Springfield
Roosevelt club, which arranged the
meetinsr. he said, told hltn it mleht
IN PRESIDENTIAL CHAIR injure him politically in that district
WOMEN MAY BUY BARS TO
KEEP TOWN AMONG DRYS
Minneapolis, Minn., April 8. Wom
en of Excelsior are planning to keep
the village "dry," even lf they find it
necessary to purchase the saloon li
censes at fl.SW) each. The formation
of this plan comes as the result of the
recent election in which Excelsior, a
few miles from here, went "wet," after
several years of no liquor. The cam
paign was begun last week at a tem
perance meeting addressed by Prof.
Maria L. Sanford of the University of
Minnesota, in which she urged the
women of the town to persuade the
town council to reject all applications
for licenses, and to purchase the li
censes themselves, if necessary.
Dyed Easter Eggs Fatal to Two.
St. Louis. April 8. Mrs. Barbara
Steiner and her daughter, Mrs. Ber-
I since the senator had many support
ers there. The colonel said he de
clined flatly. He added If he lost
every supporter he had In Illinois he
would speak his mind on that sub
ject. DEEEV GOES TO VOTR
Springfield, 111., April 8. Governor
! Dc-neen was sufficiently recovered from
his illness to leave at noon for Chicago
iorn A CA DID ITE.
T)es Moines, Iowa, April 8. Formal
announcement of the candidacy of La
fayette Young for United States sena
tor, to succeed Senator Kenyon, was
made today in the D-s Moines Capital.
NEW lORK COXIENTIO. '
Rochester, N. Y., April 8. The
grounds of the White house to join j republican state convention which
in the annual Easter Monday egg roll-; elects four delegates at-large to the
ing. Children of all sorts and condi- j national convention and adopts a
tions with mothers, sisters and nurses ! platform will be held here tomorrow.
Washington. April 8. President
Taft resigned his chair a couple of
minutes today to permit Senator
Snioot of Utah to Inaugurate his 7-months-old
grandson, Reid Smoot
Carton, behind the big desk over
which passes each day the business of
the nation. "I think he will be presi
dent some day," said Senator Smoot,
and Beveral waiting handshakers
smiled. "He's a fine-looking boy,"
said the president as he picked him
up and kissed blm.
THOUSANDS AT WHITE
HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL
Washington, April 8. Thousands
of children today crowded the main
flocked in to play on the White house
BURNING BOAT IS
DRIVEN ON ROCKS
Lieutenants of Chairman Barnes
nade it known an unlnstructed dele
gation is desired, but friends of Taft
were active today In an endeavor to
have delegates Instructed for the
FIRST MOVE IS MADE TO
SAVE LIFE OF RICHESON
Bostod, April 8. The first move
to save the life of Clarence V. T.
Richetion, confessed murderer of
Ditch Plain Life Saving Station, L.
I.. April 8. The Merchants Miners'
line steamer Ontario', from Baltimore
to Boston, with 15 passengers and; Avis Llnnell, ho is sentenced to die
the week of May 19, was made to
day. The former minister's attor
ney, William A. Morse, had a' short
conference with .Executive Secretary
Hamlin at the state house, follow-
a crew of 40, is on the rocks off Mon-
At 2 this morning fire broke out.
An hour later it became so threaten
ing Captain Bood drove the steamer
full speed on the rocks and sent out lng which it was announced that
wireleb distress signals. Life-sav-
tha Brusz, are dead and the latter' 'ers answered the calls and took the
. .. ..U r, w, A m A n..n.V, A T
and Erma Brucz, aged 8, are probably
dying aa a result of poisoning thought
to have resulted from eating dyed
passengers off the burning steamer
and placed tbem on a tug. The crew
remained on board to fight the fire.
At 8:30 this morning the captain
reported the fire under control.
April 26 counsel for the condemned
man will appear before Governor
Foes and argue the question of re
ferring the petition to the executive
council, which rests entirely with the
governor. Morse did not see Gover
nor Fos. ,