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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 169.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
IN BAY STATE
Complete Returns Give
President 18 Delegates
and Roosevelt 18.
GOING TO BE A BUSY SEASON
CLARK GETS HIGH VOTE
But Most of Baltimore Conven
tion Support Goes to Gov
Oyster Boy, May 1 . Colonel
Roosevelt rcnou tired his claim today
to eight delcgates-at-large to the re
publican national convention elected
for him in Matusarhusetts yesterday,
lie telegraphed that he would ex
pect them to vote for Taft, taking this
action, be sail, beca'iBe of the fact
that President Taft had carried the
state on the preferential vote.
Boston, Mass., May 1. Massachus
etts emerged today from Its first presi
dential primary to find the republican
voters had exprestted preference for
the renomination of Taft, but, not
withstanding, had given Roosevelt
of the 36 delegates to the national con
vention. The democratic voters ex
pressed a preference for Clark, al
though a majority of delegates are
pledged to Governor Fobs. Practically
complete returns give:
Republican ( Presidential prefer
ence) IFollette, 1.750 ;Roosevc-lt,71.-2"i;
Taft, 75.Mti. Delezates-aHarge
Baxter I heading Roosevelt group), 73.
I'mi; Crane iheaUing Taft group), 65,
5"i". Democratic (Presidential prefer
ence i - Clark, 1W0: Wilson. 9.200.
Ielegutes-al lurRO Coughliu ( pledged
to Kosst. 17.0".
HOW IT W A1 iok.
Just how Massachusetts could send
fin evenly divided delegation to Chi
cago on a preference vote in which
Taft had a plurality of 3,r,oo over
Roosevelt is partly explained by a
primary law which enabled hundreds
of voters to mark eight names In the
delegations headed by Baxter and
ft vied 'for Theodore Roosevelt," and
Sflt THIN (g,A V WAY.fROHT, K miTER. TAtT AH A
FOR THE RIVERS
Senator Newlands Offers Im
portant Amendment to
FUND COVERS TEN YEARS
- ... - &aj&ft ft" m iiu. at i
forecast Till 7 P. i'.I. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Molina,
Unsettled weather with probably
showers tonight or Thursday, not
much change In temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 62. Highest
yesterday 6 2, lowest last night 4 9.
Velocity of w ind at 7 a. m. 11 miles
Precipitation .20 inch.
p. m. 51,
SUNK BY A SHELL
Tenth of Annual Budget Devoted to
Connoting Lake With Miss
iHippi anil Ohio.
Warhington. May 1. A river regu
lation fund of $50,0i'i0.ooo annually for
a period of 10 years after completion
then express a preference for Taft on of the Panama canal, and an annual
another part of the ballot.
Boston. May 1. Revised primary
election returns from 1.040 out of
1.0SO precincts give La Follette 1,900,
Jioosevelt 79.5C4, Taft S4.94S.
Deb-gates at Ijuge Baxter, head
ing Roosevelt group, V2,tiS7; Crane,
heading Taft group. 74,f:!5.
Democratic Clark, 32.972; Wilson,
The result In these district! give
Roosevelt 10 delegates and Taft IS.
OMK PHIMKV M KPH10F.4.
T m I ... I V. I I . . . rut.iiKlliian onil ,
ill u uir i i juijim an auu w- j gjppj
In the presidential preference contest
failed to secure delegates-at large, ow
ing to an unforeseen turn In the pri
mary law. The latest returns gave
Taft a margin of nearly 5.40i votes,
but eight delegates at large supporting
Roosevelt were victorious by a plural
ity of ".SuO.
MOT A (I.4HH DF.I IX.ATE.
The democratic preference favorite,
Fpeakcr Champ Clark, failed to secure
a sJngle deiegate-at large, this nst
Important department of the primary
being captured by friends of Governor
Foss, the "favorite son," whose name
did not appear on the preference bal
lot. 1.4 FOI.I.KTTK- I'OOK jIHOWIMG.
The small vote for l.a Follette was
one of the features of the primary.
To poll Uss than I.ihio in a republican
primary where over 160.000 votes were
cast caused a surprise.
"HEAT," tV BOTH.
Savannah, Ga., May 1. President
Taft arrived here this morning. He
mill be a guest tonight at the Hiber-
expenditure of $5.00.0u0 in Intermedi
ate years, is proposed in an amend
ment to the river and harbor bill of
fered by Senator Newlands of Ne
vada. D1VIMOX OF MONEY.
It is proposed to spend one-fifth of
the money appropriated on the lower
Mississippi, and one-tenth each on At
lantic coast rivers and gulf rivers, ex
clusive of the Mississippi, upper Mis
sissippi. Ohio. Missouri, Sacramento,
San Joaquin, Columbia and Snake, and
the remaining tenth In connecting the
i great lakes wi'h the Ohio and Missis-
Stagev6f water 7.4, no change in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIR, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sen sets C:50. rises 4:5G. May Constel
lations: Libra. Virgo, Leo. , Cancer.
Gemini. Scorpio. Sagittarius. Aquari
us, Pisces. Aries. Taurus. First mag
nitude stars: Arcturus. Spica. Plan
ets during May: Mercury. Venus.
Mars. Jupiter. Saturn. Uranus. Nep
tr.ne. Evening stars: Mars. Saturn
(ti'l the 14thi. Morning stars: Venus.
Jupliir- Mercury. Saturn 14th to 31st).
Pilot .' Had Violated Order
Keep in Channel Marked
Out by Authorities.
140;. .PERSONS i DROWNED
First Reported That Boat Had Hun
Into' MiUe Buried in Smyrna
NO MONEY TO
House Committee Fails to
Report Appropriation for
JAP THOUGHT TO
HAVE A BAY BASE
Although Official Washington Is
Without Any Positive Evi
dence to Prove.
BODY OF BUTT
IS NOT FOUND
KNOX DISCUSSES A DEAL
M0VET0 CUT EXPENSES
Bureaus on Manufacturers and
Statistics Will Probably
Washington, May 1. By failing to
report an appropriation for the recent
ly created commerce court, the house
committee on appropriations today
sought to abolish that tribunal.
A general supply bill for the legis
lative, judicial and executive branches
of the government is, as a whole, an
attempt at reduction of government
expenses. The bill proposes a reduc
tion of the salary of the secretary to
the president from $7,500 to $6,000, the
old figure, and abolition In the depart
ment of commerce and labor of the
bureaus on manufactures and statis
FOR Fl.OOn SUFFERERS.
Nearly seven huindred thousand dol
lars for relief of the Mississippi flood
sufferers was voted by the house con
mlttee on appropriations today.
Washington, May 1. Food and
shelter for 60,000 persons probably
will have to be provided by the war
department for another month as
result of the renewed flooding in the
Mississippi river territory. Secretary
Stimson estimated an additional ap
propriation of $650,000 will be re
quired to cover relief work expenses.
Nippon Syndicate Had Sought to Pur
chase Lands From Americans
Senate Takes Notice.
BEEF IS HIGHEST
IN TWO DECADES
New York. Majr 1. The whole
sale and retail price of beef today
" ' reached the highest point in 20 years
wood won the Floradi presidential pri-! in this city. Packers say that w 1th
mary over Wilson, if incompleted re-1 corn 81 rents a bushel farmers 'are
Arrested a Bank Robber.
Selma, Cal., May 1. John Harrel
sau, a carpenter, was arrested yes-
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turns are not materially changed nof feedinK cattle. Potatoes, too. are V. Z '
Constantinople, May 1. A Smyrna
dispatch says the steamer Texas was
sunk by a shell from a fort and not by
a mine. The authorities had warned
shipping companies that vessels that
strayed from the channel -marked out
for them would be fired upon. One
hundred forty persons- were drowned
when the Texas sank.
On.VEI) BY AMERICANS.
At the time of the anti-Greek boy
cott the fleet to which the Texas be
longed, and which consists of eight
vessels bearing the names of Ameri
can states, was authorized to fly the
United States flag by the United
States, consul general here because
the company was largely controlled by
MEN BARRED IN BAY CITY
Bay City, Mich., May 1. All Bay
City's saloons were closed at mid
night last night and will not be per
mitted to reopen until the common
I council and the mayor reach an agree
ment as to the fltne6s of applicants
for licenses. The mayor refused to
approve the list submitted by the
council until the names of several
men whom be classes as "undesir
ables" were stricken from it.
Washington, D. C. May 1. In
response to a resolution calling
for information regarding the alleged
purchase of land by the Japanese in
Magdalena bay, Mexico, the president
today Informed the senate that the
state department has no evidence, di
rectly or indirectly, of any such pur
chases by Japanese.
Secretary Knox, in his report, said
rumors evidently arose from efforts
by an American syndicate to dispose
of certain lands in the vicinity Mag
dalena bay o a Japanese syndicate.
The department of state made It
plain that such a transfer of land
would be interpreted in some quarters
in a manner to cause a great outcry.
The American syndicate then sought
to ascertain the attitude of the gov
ernment toward a company composed
in part of Japanese Investors, Amer
leans retaining control of the property.
To this proposition the department re
plied It could add nothing to its former
Since this reply there was no fur
ther communication with Americans
interested in land. Under these cir
cumstances Knox declared the "depart
ment cannot assume there Is any pro
ject on foot calling for action on the
part of the United States."
The message precipitated a lively
debate in the senate. Rayner said If
the Japanese established a base of
supply or a coaling station In Mexico
he would regard the act as a declar
ation of war. Lodge said the time had
come when the United States should
take the position that no foreign gov
ernment could obtain control of laBd
on. this hemisphere thaU aht -onU-
tnte a menace to the United States.
Hope of Recovering Re
mains of President's Aid
SAD HALIFAX SCENES
Corpse of Small Baby Girl One
of Unclaimed Had Floated
Without a Life Belt.
i selling at record prices.
THREE-EYE SEASON ON:
FIELDERS WADE WATERiAGED MINISTER'S BODY
Dubuque, Iowa, May 1. Dubuque! FOUND IN CEDAR RIVER
and Quincy opened the Three-Eye! WarerIoo Iowa. Mav 1. Rev.
season here today. There was a big ; Elias Skinneri SMor fi0 ye;r, a member
parade before the game. The mayor, of tne lpper Iowa M E ronference
pitched the first ball. j w found ,n fhe Cedar
Decatur, 111.. May 1. With out-today He ,g BUppoeed to have waQ.
fielders wearing rubber boots thedered jnto the river while delirious.
Three-Eye season opened today with!
R game between Bloomington and De- DDCOIflCMT I O IKUlTr nc
catur. President Tearney of ,heH tt"IUtNI J. L WHIILUh
league was present at the game. 1 MINERS SERIOUSLY ILL
americaItobacco co. UTrrt ?b.V.BrXS:
ORDERS DIVIDEND PAID ,ers todav was takPI1 suddenly ill with
New York, May I. Directors ofKT Jn"8- The patient is
Mia iu ue in a. berious condition.
charged with bank robbery.
MORRISSEY IS NAMED TO
New York, May 1. President Mor
rissey of the Railway Employes and
Investors' association was selected to
day by the locomotive engineers to
act as their arbiter and representa
tive on the board which is to deter
mine the demands for increased
wages made by the engineers.
Boat Hits Rock; 3 Drowned.
Iowa City, Iowa, May 1. Three wiere
drowned and a fourth narrowly escap
ed death when a small boat struck a
rock Just below the University dam
here yesterday. The dead: Frank
Hotz. aged 43; Edward Connell, aged
30 and Frank O'Brien.
BROUGHT INTO PRESIDENTIAL RACE
BY THE MASSACHUSETTS PRIMARIES
American Tobacco company voted to
day to pay June 1 a quarterly divi
dend or per cent on common
ittock. This is to be the first divi
Clan society centennial celebration. dend declaration since the reorganiza-
Tho president received his first in
formation from Massachusetts when1
he reached here. The information)
he was leading in the preferential!
vote pleased the president greatly.
New York. May 1. Roosevelt was
in high feather today. Me said he
wag greatly pleased with the result
In Massachusetts which, in light of !
Incomplete returns, he declared ai
gre.it victory. !
OM.Y ROOSEVELT. j
Harriburg. May l. The republican
state convention today was dominated
by delegates favoring Rooeevelt. It
adopted a . '"progressive" platform
tion of the company.
T.C. DAWSON DIES
which lauded Roosevelt and omitted!
I Washington, May 1. Thomas
j Cleveland Dawson, 46, resident dip
jlomatic officer of the state depart
i ment, is dead. He was a native of
I Hudson, Wis. Dawson was famous
for his skill In handling difficult Lat
in-American problems. He was re-
ir.ention of Taft or the work of his
administration. A state ticket waf
nominated. It la headed by Robert
Young for state treasurer.
n.oRint to i neRwooD.
carded in Latin-America as tne
"great pacificator." From ISsfl to
1S9 Dawson practiced law in Iowa,
In 1901 he was elected assistant at
torney general of Iowa, which posi
tion he held until 1904. He began
Henry Woodruff Is Improved.
French Lick Spring, Ind., May 1.
Henry Woodruff, an actor, who has
been ill at a hotel for several days,
w as reported today to be much Improv
ed. His physician said he had been
suffering from a nervous breakdown
but that he would be able to leave his
bed within a few days.
Give $17,500 to Iowa College.
St. Paul, May 1. Iowa Wesleyan
college at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, yes
terday was given $17,500, according
to Dr. A. E. Schell, president cf th
college, who is in the Twin Cities to
attend the general conference at Min
neapolis. The gift was made by H.
B. Eli of Webster, Iowa.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 1. U&der- Lis diplomatic career ia 1907.
Borrows Money to End Life.
EvansviUe, Ind., May 1. Thomas
Stratton, aged 74. committed suicide
by drinking carbolic acid after borrow
ing money from a friend to buy the
I drug, lie was out &X work.
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imtiI-i HiAjaittai-,iii mhiJI. Jk-mf
Halifax. May 1. Thirty embalm-
ers worked all night at an Improvised
morgue preparing for inspection the
unidentified Titanic dead. Major
Winship, U. S. A, said today he had
seen the unidentified dead and had
given up all hope of finding Major
A wireless from' the cableshlp
Minia says the body of Purser King
had been found. This body was
picked up 45 miles from where one
was found yesterday showing the wide
area the bodies were scattered. Ice
bergs are still numerous.
5iO CRITICISM OFFERED.
None, not even the few here whose
friends or relatives had been recom
mitted to the Atlantic, expressed any
criticism of Captain Lardner's action,
believing him sincere in his explana
tion that lack of space on board,
shortage of embalming material and
the mutilation of bodies was solely
responsible for his course in returning
bodies to the sea.
That there was no favoritism
shown in the reburial, that is, that
the bodies of prominent persons were
not kept aboard to the exclusion of
the more humble, is Indicated by the
White Star line's announcement that
among those bodies sunk again was
that of George D. WIdener, the Phil
adelphia capitalist. Although this
appears to be a mistake in that Mr.
Wldener's son, now here, believes
from Captain Lardner's description
that the body was that of his father's
valet, the name WIdener stands on
the official list of reburial as issued
by the White Star line
SIXTY BODIKS IX I. AIMED.
The one great hope held out to the
bereaved today was the fact that
there lay stretched In the rough pine
coffins In the morgue 60 bodies for
which there were no claimants. Some
of these upon closer scrutiny tomor
row may be identified.
Eliminating Mr. Wldener's name
from the list there remains, so far as
can be checked up from the data here
the name of only one first class pas
senger recommitted. He was Freder
ick Sutton of Philadelphia. Reginald
Hale was among the second cabin
passengers on the list.
It was nearly 4 o'clock yesterday
when the claimants of bodies began
to arrive. Nicholas Biddle of Phila
delphia, who accompanied Vincent
Astor here, went alone to Identify
the rolonel'8 body, and It was the
firpt prepared for removal to New
York. The body of Isador Straus, a
few moments later, was turned over
to Maurice Rothschild of New York
and in quick succession with little or
no ceremony the bodies of Frank D.
Millet, the artist, II. J Allison of
Montreal and many others were giv
en in charge of friends
HOIIIKH OK KIK WOtlKV.
There are only five women bodies
among the unidentified and as
one of them, a Swedish wom
an and the Other four those
of Italians, there is little hope
apparent of recovering the body of
Mrs. Inador Straus, who stayed by the
ship with her husband.
One little child, a baby girl of
about two years, lies am one the ua-
Citton Breaks $2. .claimed, nameless and without a sue-
New Orleans, May 1. The price of j gesfion of who her parents were or
are Of all the bodies picked up her's
was the only one that the waves tore
without the aid of a lifebelt. She
was found floating serenely, looking
very much like a big doll.
Despite predictions to the contrary
nearly all the bodies bore indications
that the victims had died swiftly it
not almost painlessly .
IMAV .NOT IX COTKMPT.
Washington. May 1. J. Bruce Ibmay,
managing director of the International
Mercantile Marine, and C. H. Lightol-
Boxhall, officers of the
3 IN AUTO SIZE GfRL,
USE DRUG AND ROB HER
Chicago, May 1. A bold daylight
robbery, in which three automobile
bandits are declared to have bound
and abducted Miss Marion Uorecki,
a student at the University of Chica
go high school, Monday morning, has
thrown young women students at the
university into terror. According to
the story which Miss Goreckl told the
school authorities, she was on her
v.'ay from her boarding house at 6033
Woodlawn avenue to the school when
an automobile silently pulled up to
the curb of the Midway and three
men seized her. One bound her
hands behind her back and the other
two lifted her Into the automobile,
which sped away. Once inside the
car the men stripped a $100 diamond
ring from one of the girl's fingers,
unscrewed a pair of pearl earrings
and took a purse containing $3. Miss
Gorecki asserts that a hypodermic
needle was thrust into her arm and
that she lost unconsciousness. 'When
she came to herself she was lying on
the sidewalk a short distance from
the spot where she was seized. A cold
rain was beating in her face. It Is
believed that the men drove about
near the university for a short time
and then returned to the spot
where the attack was made. The
girl was unable to give a description
of the machine or of the occupants.
She carried an umbrella when attack
ed and this prevented her obtaining a
view of her captors. As soon as she
had revived sufficiently Miss Goreckl
made her way to the school building.
Dean Franklin W. Johnson was told
of the robfiery, but did not notify the
rolice until yesterday morning, after
Morgan Sullivan of the Hyde Park
police station had heard the story
from students. Sullivan reported the
matter to headquarters and Lieuten
ant James E. McCann, Detectives Jo
seph O'Connor and Frank Wragg
were detailed on the case.
cotton broke nearly $2 a hale here to
day on heavy selling in all the three
large future markets of the world.
Minneapolis, May 1. The quad
rennial general conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church began i
here today. Interest U Usa asiongjlT and J. G
delegates as to what action will be i Titanic, were Immune from subpoenas
taken In the proposal to change the
present rules governing amusements.
The rule prohibits dancing, games of
chance, theatre-going, circuses and
horse racing as being a "tendency to
requiring them to testify In the civil
action brought by Mrs. George Rob.ins
of New York. Contempt proceedings
will not be Instituted against them, it
was declared today. The three men
"-o-ie summoned yesterday.