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SIXTY-FIKST YEAH. NO. V.H.
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1912. TEN PAGES).
PRICE TWO CENTS,
fli?C: as friends, bat to wound d to slay. I &jLJL ,J ' "v- , i
Wf feoght with ewr nrigbt foe die cause SP "r ?
I II LV wounds, bat they've betlal
" WmJP SowMwectepUiKktDday.. '
iMwM 'sbod were wnt and theo job ia
PUT A HAH IH
Governor Also to Sslect
a Candidate to Go on
Escape From Mexico Home
With Only a Blanket
which is controlled by Governor De
neen. CIIICAC.OW MY UKT IM.ATR.
If Governor Deneen finds that under
the law he may tak a lew days to
make the appointment it is expecte!
he wi!) put forward the nian who will
be fceh eted a.s the nominee by the com
Charles W. Vail of Chicago, clerk of ALL PROPERTY STOLEN
the superior court of Cook county;
L. I. Emerson of Mount Vernon, un- I
successful ondida'e for fate treas-!
SHEDS LIGHT ON
BIG LAND FRAUD
Attorney General Wickersham
Alleges Criminal Conspiracy
by Road Officials.
$15,000,000 GRAB IS SEEN
Valuable Oil Fields Obtained by the
Southern Pacific by Conceal
ment of the Facts.
urer, nnd Fred K. Sterling, a Hockford i 74.-i.. -ri n,
cdduiidi iiiicdien iu uyiid-
mite Gates Surrounding
GRIND OF THE
AUTOS IS ON
test of Racers Begins
THRONG AT THE TRACK
DEATH IS ASUDDEN0NE
Secretary Succumbs to Hemorr
hage of Stomach, After Ill
ness of 16 Hours.
Springfield. HI. May ?,--James A.
Hose, secretary .f state, died suddenly
nt his lesnh in e in thin c;ty at 3:15
clock W dtusclay afternoon. He was
in good heaih. apparently, until 11
o c lock Tuemi.iy nuht, when he was
tricher. wuli u h tuorrhage
Hiiniiu h. From that 1 1 1 ie on
The funeral will he simple,
rial funeral Iran will leave
mentioned as possible selections of
Governor Deneen. .lames Gullitt, Mr.
Rose's right-hand man for many years,
also is mentione 1. Secretary Rose
was finishing ids fourth term.
Horn, Oct. lX-ISW,n T'ljle milrtTT,
Illinois, Mr. Rose was educated in
the public schools of the county and
at the State Normal school at Nor
mal. 111. After completing the normal
course he became a teacher in Pope
At the age of 23 he was elected
superintendent of schools of Pope
! eottnty. While holding this office he
I bean the study of law. He was ad- i
j milled to practice in May, ijmi. j
on: a stvii:- atioiivkv. j
J Meantime he bad begun to manifest '
tan interest in politics. After his ad-
! mission to the bar he was elected I
jua'o'n a'torney of Pope county.
From 1";2 to lVt; Mr. Rose resumed
j the practice of law. In i n; he became
a candidate for secretary of state, and
Washington, May 30. In a public
statement Attorney General Wicker
I sham declared the government's 6uit
against the Southern Pacific com
panies for the recovery of valuable oil
lands in southern California has de- Thousands Assemble at Grounds
veiopea sensational ana startling dis-
11 WL it').
Testimony by witnesses subpoenaed
by the government, be says, "pre
terits a remarkable picture of criminal
conspiracy among high officials' o the
San Diego, Cal.. May 30. Terrible SOuthprn Paclllc mPy l -acquire
stories are told bv refugees who ar- from ,he l'nit"d States uflder "Sh
rived yesterday from Mexico on the cuuiral nt oil lands valu4 at
transport Huford. A fair sample of l"im."n"-
these narratives is that told by Mrs.1 Th? statement was issued after a
W. S. Windham, who was accomnan- ' t'merence ueiwem tne attorney gen
ied by her husband, wl!o was confiu-
ed to his room and too ill to be seen,
and their daughter, Miss Gladys.
Tht y are return. !u to their homo in
Ios Angeles. The morniiit; of April
13 a band of armed Zapatistas ap
peared on a ranch in Sinaloa, 70
miles from Mazatlan, of which Wind
ham is manager.
TlkK K VI'IH K.
The ranch is surrounded by a wall,
end the Zapatistas asked permission j
to enter under a fias of truce. Once 1
eral and Willis X. Mills, his special as
sistant in barge of the case, concern
ing recent developments in the suit.
mit to iii:oi:k i.ami.
Proceedings were instituted by direc
tion of Mr. Wickersham in December,
1910, to set aside patents and revest
in Early Morning to Witness
Start of Machines.
by Marquis in an Isotta at Lew An
geles. Spencer Wishart. in a Mer
cedes, kept at De Palma's rear wheels,
with Bruce Drown (Xational) third.
Ormsby's Opel broke a gasoline
line and drew out.
At 50 miles De Palma still led and
was ahead of the record. Bruce
Brown was second and Mulford
(Knox) third. The terrible pace be
gan to tell on tires. Jenkins came
in at the stretch with a tire of his
White whipping the track like a flail.
The car swung perilously, but Jen
kins held it true. Zengel's Stutz cast
a tire high in the air, but he came
safely to the pit.
Length of race 500 miles.
Number of laps 2C0.
Number of cars entered 24.
Number of manufacturers represent
Private owners having cars in race
Total prize money offered by speed
way management $50,000. Auxiliary
prizes offered by other interests in-
OF AIR, DIES
Inventor of the Aeroplane
Falls Victim of Ty
crea&ft this amrmnt tn annrnyimatlu
in the povertiement title to 6,000 acres $60 COO
for Goitonda, Mr.
feld this even
Kose s Lome.
Mr. Hose had J ist finished a success
ful campaign for rt t.em'.n.uieii as a
Kepu'.dii au candidate. Hard work in
c.deiil to the av.ia;).u probably was
lartly rcsNini!.lc lor his death.
lloe rnur iKi.ceii will appoint a sec
retary of Hate to serve out Mr. Kose's
unexpired tel in a:.d "Uo will lie in
a losltion to dic'ute the selection of
u succeShor lo .dr. iiue li the Hep;il
l.can ' ate tu iv t.
I'nder the constitution the governor
is authorized to t;il the vacanty iu the
hecretary a otlice. The vacancy on the
Hate ticket will be t": II. d by the re
1 ublir an s'a'e ceiitr.,1 committee,
was nominated and elected by an over- inside
whelmiiiiT maioritv. Ho was reelected mules
by an increased majority.
Mr. Hose was a Presbyterian. H"
bad been an ddi r more than a quarter
of a century. He was elected a dele
pate to the Pr-j-byterian general as
sembly several limes. 1'ntil his re
moval to Springfield he was one ot
the recogt.ized leaders of the church
in southern Illinois.
When years old Mr. Rose mar
ried Miss Klizabeth Youns, a girl of
Scottish birth. Mrs. Kose assisted her
they demanded the horses,
equipment and guns, which, as
ithe inmates of the ranch were unable
jto resist, the bandits took. Kvery
; animal mi the place was taken. Two
: nights later the band returned, but
the pates were closed against them.
(Tbe bandits threatened to dynamite
the gates, but being told they would
j lie fired upon waited for daylight,
i Guards were placr! about the
jphoe. One door being overlooked,
; those in the ranch 11 in all five
'men and five women and children es-
hueband in his political career, but "'ai' p" WUn a blanket apiece and a few
preferred to ketp rather aloof f rom ; ,rink',s- -M,!- u indham says: "The
piactical peli:i s. suffering the week following our es-
Three children were born to the cou- , are from ,1,e ""anr!l '3 something
pie, two of whom survive. They are i
Mrs. Jane Smith of Paducah, Kv., ami
L harles II. Hose of Sprir.gtield.
SHOTS FIRED AT
i :;-iv t-l
Chicago, May 30. Several shots
fired from the Dearborn street via
duct today at a number of non-union
freight handlers on the Xorthwestern .
road resulted ia the arrest, after a
chase of Charles K. Stenford. 21.
When aiked why he Bred the shots
Stenford replied he found a revolver
and "wanted to see if it worked all
which iion of us will ever forget."
ROOSEVELT GIVES TWO
TALKS AT GETTYSBURG!
Gettysburg. Pa., May 30. Thous
ands of persons tame here today for
Mtiuonal day fxenises on the battle-
'.e'd. Interest was added by the pres-
nce of Colonel Roosevelt, who con-
set tea to deiiver two addre:;SeS. The
first a'i.ireb was at a luncheon of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
hiih dropped its conventio" work
at 1 lai risburg for a day at the battle
held. The second address will tie de
livered at the national cemetery later
ir. tiie day. Preceding the exercises
at Cemetery IUdce there was a civic
and military parade.
of valuable oil bearing lands in the
R!k Hills country of the McKittrick oil
district. Kern county, Cal. The lands
are within the indemnity limits of
the grant of July 27, 1SC6, to the South
ern Pacific railroad company in aid of
the construction of the road.
The original granting act, the attor
ney general's statement says, excluded
all mineral lands, the intention of con
gress being to grant agricultural lands,
reserving the mineral lands to the
I'l.ited States for all time.
The government lawyers are conft
dfnt that the disclosures made by the
testimony of Charles W. Kberlein "will
esult in the restoration to the public
domain of a vast tract of the most
valuable oil lands in the state of Cali
fornia." IVTKNT TO IIKi lHI I) AI l.t.l.i'.l).
i The statement asserts that Mr. fclber
lein, as acting land agent of the
Southern Pacific railroad company.
First prize $20,000. This will be
supplemented by additional purses of
fered by other interests.
Time of start 10 o'clock.
Probable time of finish 530 o'clock
Probable attendance 100,000.
Winner last year Ray Harroun.
driving Marmon, with Patchke as re
lief. Time, 6:42:08; average speed of
winner, 74.6 miles per hour.
Weather predictions Fair and
List of prizes First, $20,000; sec
ond, $10,000; third, $5,000; fourth, $3,
000; fifth, $2,500; sixth, $2,000; sev
enth, $1,500; eighth, $1,400; ninth, $1,
300; 10th, $1,200; 11th, $1,100; 12th,
Catch Mall Carrier.
Chicago, Ma 50. Henry Lauder-j
dale, a mail carrier, who had been in1
the government service for more than
-'J years, was held iu bonds of 12,500
by Commissioner Mark A. Foote, on
a charge of rifling the mails. Fed
eral officers said a marked bill was
found in I-auderdale s pocket when he
"saved from the conflagration follow
ing the San Francisco earthquake all
the seen t correspondence and docu
ments relating to the conspiracy to
defraud the government out of these
On the stand, the statement contin
ues, Mr. EberlMn "produced corre
spondence between himself and the
late W. D. Cornish, vice president of
the Southern Pacific company, and C.
H. Markham, general manager of the
Southern Pacific company, fully estab
lishing previous knowledge On the part
of the railroad company officials of
the mineral character of the land se
lected, and inriica'in- an intention to
k'"ep the fact from the government
officials until after patents should be
Lisbon, Portugal All the street
car employes in this city struck Wed
nesday, the men demanding the re
instatement of several workmen who
had been discharged. The service is
Victoria, B. C. The bodies of Mr.
and Mrs. Turier, who managed a plan
tation near Malekula, Maskeleyane
islands, were found in the embers of
their home. A party of negroes had
shot the couple, looted the house and
set fire to it. A French punitive
party lias been sent in pursuit.
I Albany Between 200 and 300
I civil engineers from France, Holland,
; Germany, England. Italy and Russia
:wbo attended the recent international
! navigation congress in Philadelphia
will be guests next week of John A.
Bensel, state engineer, on a tour of
the barge canal.
Philadelphia The battleship Ar
kansas, launched at the yard of the
Xevv York Shipbuilding company at
Camden, X. .1., left hero Wednesday
for its oilhial trial off the Maine
coast. The warship is commanded by
Captain Myles Hillary of the Mer
chants' and Marines' line.
AILING SINCE MAY 4
Attributes Sickness to Fish
Eaten at Boston Hotel While
on a Trip in the East.
EXnilM'll S CKOYYIt GATIIKKS.
Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind., May
30. I'nder a cloudless sky thousands
of motor fans from all over the country j
assembled today for the greatest event
Negro's Slayer Freed.
Cairo, May 2.0. Gus Johnson, n form
er Cairo policeman, was found not
Dayton, Ohio, May 30. Aviator Wil
bur Wright died this morning of ty
phoid fever. Death came at 3:13 this
morning, following a sinking spell
that developed soon alter midnight.
He was surrounded by members of
hia family, including his aged father.
Bishop Milton Wright, aud Orvillo
Wright, co-inventor of the aeroplane.
m:izki wi i ii mi. i..
Most alarming symptoms of Wright's
sickness developed yesterday when his
temperature suddenly rose from 101
to 10;, then subsided to the former
stage. The patient was also seized
with chills and the attending physi
cians were baffled by the sudden turn
of events. Chills are unusual for a
patient suffering fever this high.
VlltlCKKN IIY I.
Wright was seized with typhoid May
1 while on a businesa trip cast. That
(Contlnuc'l on Page Three.
world the second
the American O'mi-
Thomas J. Burrill to Quit.
I'rbana. 111., May 3' It was an
nounced that Aug. 31, Dr. Thomas J.
Burrill, vice president of the I'niver
eity of Illinois, and Professor Sam
uel W Shattuek. controller of the
university, will retire from active
duty after a service of 4 4 years. The
Carnegie foundation has granted each
icf t-Leai a retiring allowance.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, fcr
Rock Island, Dav;nport, Moline,
Fair ai.i warmer tonight; Friday
unsettled anu warmer.
Temperature at 7 a. rn. 3"?; maxi
mum in 24 hours 06, minimum last
Wind velocity at 7 a. m. 2 miles.
Precipitation iu the last 2 4 hours,
Relative humidity last evening 62;
:s morning 6.
Staee of river at 7 a. ra. S.4.
J. M. SHEKIEK. Ixal Forecaster.
EIGHT SHIPS ARE
NOW IN KEY WEST
Key West, May 30. Eight battle
ships of the Atlantic squadron arriv
ed here this Uiorning and anchored
in the harbor. They form part of the
ileet dispatched here to await
tualiiits in Cuba.
of the automobile
annual tunning of
Daylight started an exodus from the
fity to the speedway by train, trolley
and automobiles, and soon the grand
stands and parking plares began to
fill with enormous crowds that were
to see 24 famous drivers and their cais
bat'le for honor and fortune.
lll'F AT 10.
The course glistened in the sun
light when the big motors pulled out
along the repair pits, swaiming with
mechanics. The crowd, estimated at1
73,'j'mi, cheered the drivers as they!
swept out on the track for the brake j
test. Women in boxes and motor j
cars waved their veils in greeting to ;
the begoggkd pilots and niechan:cians
that were soon to risk their lives for1
the glory of racing automobiles and.
12 prizes of $3',0o0 cash and a num-;
ber of cups valued at about 110, nOO. j
The first prize js $20,000, the second!
WILBUR WRIGHT, INVENTOR OF AEROPLANE,
SUCCUMBS TO ATTACK OF TYPHOID FEVER
I10,"0i., the third $5,000, the fourth
$3.':io and the others range from
$l."Vi to $210.1.
In a tumult of cheering by the ex
cited multitude. Starter Wagner let
the cars go at 10 o'clock.
IKIAI.M TKKi I KAII.
en. j Teddy TetziafT, in a Fiat, and Ralph
! De Palma, in a Mercedes, fought for
gun. the lead in the opening laps ar.d the'
(From no n t iay to noou tomorrow.!
Pun sets 7:L-'i. ries 4:"2 Evening
t:.r: M.r- M.-rnintf tars. Venus,
t J-jj-ter, Mercury, Saturn.
i fcantiazo. May 30. The L". S
iboat Paducah arrived at Nipe bay, : others were str ung out, all hitting at
where the commander will watch the t0P fP'-fcd- Tetziaff s time for the
'situation. first round of 2 H; miles was 1:43.49.
A part yof insurgents today burn- Then Le ,ost the !ed 10 lJe P&Jma.
ed S.ooij tons of sugar cane on French ' old kk( iuu) broken.
property near Guantanaruo. The in-, De Palma held the lead at 20
surcents uere pursued bv ruril'miles. which he covered in 14:2S.
guards. ' btiurLn the old record ot 3:15:23 net
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