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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 150.
TUESDAY. APRIL 9, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE POLLS IN
Supporter of Candidate
Beaten by Three Un
NEGROES IN UGLY MIX
Workers for Taft and Roose'
t velt Require Presence of
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Molina,
Genera.Hr fair tonight and Wednes
day, warmer Wednesday.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 51. High
est yesterday 62, lowest last night 48.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 12
miles per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m, 47,
at 7 a. m. 65.
Stage of water 10.6, a fall of .4
In last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 633. rises 6:28. Evening
stars: Mercury, Mars, Saturn. Morn
ing stars: Venus, Jupiter.
Charged That Many Mem.
bers Are Controlled
BANK ACCOUNTS ASKED
TELLS HOW $1,25
E. G. Lewis Declares Enter
prises Flourished Till Fraud
Order Struck Him.
BANKS STOPPED CREDIT
Swears He Ist $190,000 In Advertis
ing Contracts as Result of
Chicago, April 9. Voters today
are engaged in rawing ballots In
state-wide primary, considered the
most Important In the hlBtory of Il
linois. In Chicago the day dawned
beautifully and the forecast for the
state was fair weather. It was early
predicted that more votes than ever
before cast at a primary election in
the state would be recorded. The
flection Is Important nationally for
the reason it Is the first time a presi
dential preferential vote was cast.
The names of Taft, Roosevelt and La
1'ollette appear on the republican
ballot and Clark and Wilson on the
democratic. A preferential vote Is
also being taken for I'nited States
GO TO TOM. IN BOATS.
Near Cairo it was said voters were
making their way to tbe polls in
many Instances in boats. In
TO QUIT CABINET
Washington, April 9. Attorney
General Wickersham will not serve
In the cabinet after March 4, If Taft
is reelected. This statement came to
day from an unquestioned authority.
It was announced Wickersham' enter
ed the cabinet with the distinct un.
derstanding he would not serve more
than four years and made profession.
al arrangements accordingly. It was
stated Taft and Wickersham are in
accord as to the anti-trust policy and
that today's announcement was with
out political significance.
Results in Postponement of
Money Trust Inquiry.
St. Louis. April 9. E. G. Lewis, as a
climax of his trial on a charge of using
Resolution Creates Big Stir and'tne mails to defraud, took the witness
stand In the United States district
court here, and began a recital of his
remarkable financial career. He began
with his first venture in the publish
ing field when Jie started a magazine
Rapidly, but without apparent effort
at dramatic effect, he told how he ran
up this $1.25 into a series of business
and banking operations which involved
the handling of several millions of dol
lars. Lewis said his publishing business
Washington, April 9. Charging
Wall street and the corporations are
controlling the money trust investi
gation, Representative Lindbergh to
day introduced a resolution to com
pel every member of the house to
HOT FIGHT ON
Near Thousand Contests
Before Republican State
Roosevelt Leaders Will Charge
Ballot Box Stuffing in One
ELGIN HAS FIRE
Flames in Business District
Cause a Loss of $150,000;
Follow an Explosion.
AVERT A THEATRE PANIC
Members of National Guard Help to
Save Property Burning Sec
tion in Darkness.
Whooping Cough Epidem
ic Breaks Out Among
Louisville, Ky., April 9. When
the state republican convention meets
tomorrow to choose four delegates,
at large the .credentials committee
will have nearly a thousand contests
to pass upon.
Sixteen delegates to the republican
JEALOUS WOMAN SORRY OF
FAILURE TO KILL HUBBY
Chicago, April 9. "I wish I had
killed him. He had been staying
away from home all night. I am
tired of it. I found letters from
oher women in his clothing." This
wns the statement of Mrs. Louise
Ritchey after she had fired eight shots I
One Place Where the Blackhands Should Be Encouraged
other at her husband. Charles A. Ritchey.'
parts of the flooded district voters president of a portrait company, at I
xnerlenced inconvenience in reaching their home. One bullet struck hisj
the polls. In Chicago the women are shoulder, another hit an arm and six
vastly interested in the election. The' went wild. Ritchey is not in a ser-
little ballot here is putting up to the' Sous condition. The woman was ar-
voters the proposition whether wo-j rested.
man suffrage should prevail. Kxten-
five precautions to prevent frauds ; COTTON STILL BLAZING
vere taken wncn Z"t detectives anui
n score of lcvi-Ktigators, employed by
the election board, were assigned to
duly in lodging house precincts. This
force was supplemented later by sev
eral hundred students who volun-1-ered
IMII.I TH AI. OH KICK Al I.1RJ.
The ftrM violence reported was
In the Eighth congressional district.
ON A BEACHED STEAMER
Montauk Point. X. J., April 9. Fire
w hich broke out early yesterday among
cotton bales on the steamer Ontario
were still blazing today. Daylight
found a crew of 40, none of whom slept
for 30 hours, still pumping water into
the hold. The captain is of the opinion
that once the fire is extinguished, the
v here Alderman Powers is opposing ! vessel, al'hough on the rocks, can be
the renoininatlon of Congressman , saved. Although badly damaged, he
Gallagher, a" democrat. Thomas ' thought the steamer was not beyond
O'Brien, a political worker for Gal
lagher, was assaulted and severely
beaten by three unidentified men.
There were no arrests.
NEGROES I I. AMI IN HIOT.
Serious trouble between negro
workers for Taft and Roosevelt was
averted in one of the precincts in
the second ward by the prompt ar
rival of police in response to a riot
rail. Each side accused the other of
Hundreds of voters In the First
ward left the polls without voting be
rause of failure of the officials to get
the voting machines In operation sev
eral hours after the polls opened.
OM1 CAt'SK LOSING.
Mrs. Erickson, wife of the assist
ant state's attorney, caused confusion
among the workers for woman suf
frage In the Twenty-third ward by
sppearlng at the polls opposing votes
for women. A heavy vote against
woman suffrage was cast In the riv
r wards, according to the reports
I.OKIMF.R II I. IX BED.
Senator Inmor was unable to go to
the polls because of Illness. He was
taken ill last night and was In bed to
day with a cold. His condition Is not
regarded as dangerous.
MACK A Dtl.MATF.
Ruffak. N. V.. April 9. Norman E.
Mack, chairman of the democratic na
tional committee, will go to the Balti
more convention as one of the dele
gates from tiie Fourth congressional
NEGRO, DISMISSED BY A '
JUDGE, LYNCHED BY MOB
Shreveport. La., April 9. Dismissed
because positive proof was lacking
when he was arraigned yesterday on a
charge of having written letters to
a young white woman, Thomas Mills,
a wegro, 23. was lynched during the
night. His body was found swinging
from a tree, riddled with bullets.
Beach In London.
London, April 9. Frederick O.
Beach, a Wall street broker, against
whom a warrant was issued at Aikeu,
8. C, on a charge of assault and bat.
tcry with intent to kill his wife, has
arrived in London with Mrs. Camilla
Beach. He declined to be interview
ed but told the Associated Press over
the telephone there is "nothing in
disclose his business and corporation outgrew its (plant several times and
affiliations. that he finally decided to build his
Coming close upon Insinuations by own plant, and realizing that city prop
Randell of Texas, a democrat, that erty was improving westward, erected
members of the house and senate had i his building beyond the city limits,
ORE STEAMERS LEAVING
HARBORS FURTHER NORTH
Duluth, Minn., April 9. Tooting
of steamer whistles was heard in the
I arbor today for the first time this
lesson, when tugs hustled several big
ore carriers out of their ice-locked
winter berths and took them under
the spouts. Ice Is two feet thick in the
iltps. but the bay is practically open.
Ixadlng of boats will proceed with
baste from now on
REFUSES A DRINK;
SHOT BY A FRIEND
Chicago, April 9. Because he refus
td to drink another glass of beer, Ru
Solph Hoffman. age 49. was shot and
probably fatally wounded today by
lohn Bauer. The men were drinking
aeer with a companion In their room.
"I'll never drink another glass of
Jeer as long as I live," said Hoffman,
is he (refused to drink with Bauer.
A quarrel resulted, and as Hoffman
ittempted to leave he was shot by
The art of congress creating a bu
reau of child labor in the department
ot commerce and labor was signed to
day by the president.
Representative Broussard told the
senate finance committee that tbe
United States would lose $150,000,
000 if the free sugar bill became a
Secretary of the Treasury Mac
Veagh will recommend to congress
soon that paper money of the I'nited
States be substantially reduced in
size and every denomination be made
uniform in design.
It Is contemplated to make all
notes 6 by 14 Inches, a reduction of
one-third in size.
A uniform national bank note, In
stead of the multiplicity of designs
now in use by 7,000 banks, will be
The interstate commerce commis
sion today laid down the important
principles which are to govern under
the existing interstate commerce act,
"That a shipment by water from
one point to another in the territory
of the United States Is coastwise busi
ness; that shipments by water from
a port of the United States to a port
of any foreign country, even though
adjacent, is export business.
corporation connections, the resolu
tion created a stir.
LINDBERGH IN STATEMENT.
In a statement explaining the purpose
of the resolution, Lindbergh declared
some committee members "are con
trolled by persons whose personal
work Is hostile to the public inter
est." Chairman Pujo of the banking
committee today announced an indef
inite postponement of the inquiry,
saying he desired to go over the
groundwork with the committee's sta
tistician. SCHEDILE OF HOLDINGS.
The Lindbergh resolution would
compel each member of the house to
file his own bank holdings and thosa
of his family. The names of mem
bers who failed to do would be pub
lished In the congressional record
After Chicago Packers.
Trenton, N. J., April 9. Requisi
tion papers for a number of beef
packers of Chicago, indicted in Hud
son county some time ago for form,
ing an alleged combination in the
cold storage business, were turned
over to the attorney general's office
today by Prosecutor Garven for in
fection. Before Governor Wilson
esks for the extradition of the indict
ed men a hearing will be given, for
which application has been made.
where University City has since grown.
He then recited the success of Ills
business, declaring its downfall com
menced iwith the issuance of a fraud
order by the postorfice department in
1905. All his mail, the witness said,
was returned to the senders bearing
the word "fraudulent" stamped in red.
Before this, he said, he was receiv
ing from 3.000 to 22.000 letters a day.
As a result of ,the fraud order, Lewis
testified, he lost $190,000 in advertising
contracts and bis banking credit was
SATS ILL WERE PAID.
Lewis testified that 19,000 subscrib
ers of the Peoples .United States bank
changed their stock for an equal num
ber of shares of the Lewis Publishing
company. The bank was liquidated on
a ;basis of 87 cents on the dollar, he
said, the 13 cents shortage being paid
in stock of the publishing company.
In October, J 905, 300,000 copies of
the Farm Journal were held up by the
postofflce, be said, and he had to re
fund $12,000 taken in for advertising
in the suppressed issue.
After this. Lewis Baid, he and two
national convention will be chosen
at district conventions in Kentucky
this afternoon and tonight. The First,
Second and Sixth districts held con
ventions yesterday and instructed for
MAT SUING EITHER WAY,
l -on tests sumcienuy numerous to
swing the majority in tomorrow'
convention wnicnever way they may
bt divided have been filed in nearly
every district holding its convention
today, but chief interest centers in
the Louisville district the Fifth
which holds its convention tonight.
TO BACK CHARGES.
Primaries were held Saturday to
select delegates and Roosevelt lead
ers w ill . appear before the creden
tials committee, they say, with affi
davits to support charges of ballot
box stuffing in one precinct in
Elgin, 111., April 9. Fire of myster
ious origin last night destroyed more
than $150,000 in business property at
Elgin and for a time threatened a part
of the business district.
Features were the calling out ot
Company E, Illinois National Gaurd, to
man four leads of hose, the checking
of a near-stampede at the Grand thea
tre, and the going out of electric lights
in the business district when water
flooded conduits In which the light
w ires are located.
FIRMS SUFFERING LOSSES.
The firms which suffered loss:
Isaac Cohien & Co., dry goods, base
ment, main floor and second floor, 8
Grove avenue; loss ot ISO.OOO on
stock; insurance, $37,000.
Lethin Brothers, tailor 6hop, second
floor, 8 Grove avenue; $S,000 loss, $3,'
Miss Ivy Wallace, milliner, 8 Grove
avenue, loss $7,000 in new spring hats
not yet unpacked from cases, due to
Elgin Fruit and Candy company, 12
Grove avenue; stock worth $20,000 de
stroyed by fire and water; $14,000 in
First 'National bank of Elgin, dam
age to skylights approximately $1,000.
The alarm of fire was sounded about
S:30 o'clock. Only five minutes be
fore Frank Bollman, a night police
man, had tried the front door of the
Cohien store, which had been closed
for the night, and found conditions
EXPLOSION WARNS OF FIRE.
As Bollman was leaving he heard a
detonation, believed to have been from
gas. Rushing to the rear of the storo
he found the interior already wrapped
jin flames. The store is illuminated by
means of a gas flighting system, and
the only theory current last night was
that in some manner one of the lamp
might have exploded.
Company E. Illinois National Guard,
was drilling at Its armory when the
alarm was sounded. Captain William
Peck formed Ws ,mjyi.-,ina line and
marched them to the scene of the fire
where they aided the Elgin fire de
partment by taking charge of four
leads of hose playing on the front of
the burning structure.
LIGHTS OF 1TY GO OCT.
As a climax, while thousands throng
ed thn streets, watching the fire, water
playing on the flames flowed into the
electric wire conduits and the business
district of the city was in darkness.
A theatrical performance was in
progress at the Grand theatre, tw
doors south of the Cohien store. One
of the actors stepped to the footllght
and announced to the crowded house
that there wag a small fire In the
neighborhood. He asked the people to
file out in an orderly manner.
Then he gave the signal and the or
chestra played a lively march step. At
the doors, as the throngs stormed
them,, there was a slight stampede,
which muscular doormen speedily sup
pressed, and the audience then made
its exit without anyone being hurt.
FIRE SPREADS RPIDLY.
When the Elgin fire department ar
rived on the scene the lire had gained
great headway and the Cohien build
ing was in flames. Fourteen leads of
hose were played on the structure,
which is owned jointly by I. C. Bos
worth and Fred Sauer of Elgin. At 11
o'clock the floors and front wall of the
building fell. The structure was val
ued at $:;o,(h0 and was three stories
high. It is practically a total loss.
The flames fceein to have originated
in the basement. To keep order the
entire Elgin police department was on
REPORT MANY DEATHS
Mother and Children, on Raft
Three Days, Rescued Near
Memphis, April 9. Dikes guarding
thousands of acres in Arkansas and
Mississippi against the floodtide of
the Mississippi river held firm early
today. North of this city the river
is falling. The task of caring for
flood victims Is proving serious. The
greater number of those driven from
their homes so far have sought re
fuge in Hickman, Tiptonvllle, Forest
City and Helena, Ark., and this city.
AMPI1ITRITK AIDS IN RES C TO.
The crew of U. S. S. Amphltrlte,
anchored in the harbor at Memphis,
received instructions to assist In res
cuing flood victims. One of the Am-
phitrite boats went to Wyanoke,
Ark., this morning to bring a party
reported marooned aboard a raft to
this city. Over a thousand persons.
half of them flood refugees, are at
Ridgely, Tenn., this morning without
meat. One story houses there are no
longer habitable and two-story houses
are crowded. The remainder of the
community is on the hillsides with
out shelter and stock is without prov
FOOD BORNE O STAFFS.
Provisions have to be loaded on
staffs to reach Ridgely. A current
seven to eight miles an hour must
be encountered. Two steamboats
reached Tiptonvllle yesterday with
provisions. At Bass Landing 53 suf
ferers were picked up without shoes.
A Mrs. Baker and two children,
on a raft made of two logs, their
place of refuge for three days, were
rescued near Cherokee, Tenn.
. WJHOUPI-XG COt, Gil I'ID1UWIC--"
Whooping cough has broken out
among the children of refugees at
Tiptonvllle. Two negro children died
yesterday. Several white children
are in the courthouse In a critical
condition. Louis Van Pool, 17, was
drowned near Tiptonvllle yesterday
when a boat capsized.
COLLAPSES AT GOLDEN LAKE.
Memphis. April 9. Advices were
received this afternoon that the main
levee had broken a mile and a halt
north of Golden Lake, Ark. Waters
are spreading over a wide area in
Forty-five townships will be partly
covered by water. A warning was
flashed in all portions of the section
in the hope residents will seek high
WILLIAMS DIKE BREAKS.
Hammond, Iud., April 9. Thirty feet
more of the Grant Williams dike near
Shelby, on the Kankakee river, went
out last night after resisting the ele
ments three weeks. Great damage was
done. The water inundated another
large tract of country.
the scene, forcing the crowds back be-
theiyond the danger zone.
At l' o'clock Isaac Cohien, the own
er of the Cohien department store, ar
rived in Elgin from Chicago In time to
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ment on the Kentucky situation given' e "'" l'ut""eBH ieldu"6""11 ln
! ruins. Bemoaning the loss of the for
tune which he said he had labored
SENATOR BHADI.EY IN DENItL.
Washington, April 9. In a state-
out at Taft headquarters today, Sen
ator Bradley of Kentucky asserts years to build, he watched the flames et of a a'oon at 700 Warner avenue.
GOFF TURNED OVER ON A
Peoria, J.U.. April 9. Bert Goff was
turned over to government officials
yesterday on a charge bootlegging.
Goff is said to have been living with
Mable Hunter in a flat at 312 South
Jefferson street. The woman wag ar
rested at 117 Park street on a charge
ot disorderly conduct, and today was
senteuced to the workhouse for 29
A warrant charging a statutory of
fense also was made out against Goff
and the woman. Goff. was apprehend
ed in Kork Island w here he had fled.
Patrolman George Sch waiting
found two gallons of whisky and some
cigarg that had been Bold to the keep-
"the claims of the Roosevelt mana-,in their final work of destruction.
gers are entirely false in many re-1 declared himself mystified as to
spects and partly false in others. The
cry of fraud is intended to cover their
own deformity, and their eroundless
Auto Felony In Missouri.
Jefferson City, Mo., April 9. The n
preme court sustained the constitution
ality of a law which makes it a felony
Recodification of the entire patent; for the automobile driver, who Injures
a person, to fail to stop and give as
sistance to the injured.
laws is now contemplated by the
house committee on patents. This
task Is determined upon in view of
the supreme court's decision in tbe
patent case and the denial yesterday
of a rehearing. The committee
hopes to have the legislation ready
for passage at this session of congress
Cable to Alaska Is Broken.
Seattle, Wash, April 8. Cable com
munication with Alaska, severed Sat
urday night, may not be restored for
several weeks. The government c&hle
itbio Bum tide Is out of commission.
other officials of the company were in-1 contests are intended to destroy par-
dieted on charges of sending out mail
in excess of the government regula
tions. These indictments were quash
ed after standing for three years.
ty harmony and defeat the will of the (railway
NEW YORK'S BATTLE.
Rochester, N. V., April 9. Dele
gates to tbe republican state conven
tion that met today to select four
Washington. April 9. H. M. Par
a line cotton commission merchant' nelegates-at-large at the Chicago ton
of New York city, has been indicted
by the federal grand jury on a charge
of libel. It is altered he sent a Dans-
rhlet through the mails charging
"congressmen are crooks." Pag
was arrested in New York today. He
waived examination and was held in
Sanders Succeeds Taylor.
Nashville, Tenn., April 9. Newell
Sanders (has been - appointed United
States senator to succeed Robert Taylor.
vention ana aaopt a piatrorm were
rarefullv canvassed this mornfner tn
ascertain their sentiments rprarrtin1 na,i on nan,1 th'ir Io8B was excep-
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cause of the fire.
OTHER BlILDINGS SAVED.
Just south of the burning building Is
located the Aurora, Elgin & Chicago
station, while across the
street within 400 feet are the Town
Block hotel and the Union National
bank of Elgin. The Kelly hotel, next
door to the Grand theatre, did not suf
fer loss. At none of these places was
there any disorder or confusion.
Due to heavy stocks of spring goods
which all the firms in the Cohien build-
ltstruction of the delegates for Taft.
Leaders agreed a decision in the mat
ter probably would not be reached
ROOT TAFT CHAMPION.
When the convention was called to
order Temporary Chairman Nicholas
Murray Butler delivered an address.
Senator Root is leading the forces
In favor of instructions for Taft while
State Chairman Barnes believes an
uninstructed delegation would be the
wiser course, inasmuch as it is con
ceded the delegation will be favorable
;to tte rer.oiuination of the president.
Afier the appointment of tbe com
mittee which will draft a party plat
form, nominate delegates and discuss
the question of Instruction, the con
tention adjourned until tomorrow.
which Goff is charged with stealing
from the Market bar.
Stubbs to Check Fire Losses.
Topeka, Kan., April 9. Governor
Stubbs has set April 17 as "clean-up
day" for the entire state to reduce $3,-
tKKi.'HMj fire losses.
200 DROWNED IN
THE NILE RIVER
Cairo, Egypt, April 9. A large num
ber of passengers were drowned last
night by the sinking of a Nile excur
sion steamer in collision with another
steamer near Cairo. Tbe steamer car
ried 00 passengers, who were making
sn Easter holiday trip to the river
dam. It is not known how many lives
were lost, but one report estimates 200
It is considered improbable any
American tourist waa on board.