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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 241.
THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1912. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
CLOUDBURST KILLS SCORES OF PEOPLE AND DOES MILLION
7 hit's the Outlook in tho
Senate After Agreement
to Have Vote.
SMITH DIPS INTO PAST
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair tonight and Friday.
Slightly cooler tonight.
Highest temperature yesterday, 94,
lowest last night. 65, temperature at
7 a. m , 70.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m, four mllea
per hour. I
Precipitation, none. ! r- . a r
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 50, at CXtenSIVO MG3, M rOnn'
7 a. in., 74. J
Stage of water, 4.7. with a fall of
.1 la i he last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIEB, Local Forecaster.
Refers to Wilson Measure Pan
ics and Simmons Points to
Present Law in Reply.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:22. rises 4:49. Evening
stars: Mars. Jupiter. Mercury. Venus.
Morning star: Saturn.
sylvania is Swept by
Washington. Ju'T 25. Senate lead
ers early today began lining J.p their
forces for a three days' tariff fight
that Is expected to begin with con
sideration of the wool bill, which was
to be taken up for amendment when
the senate met. The introduction of
the Cummins substitute yesterday had
so mixed the plans of the leaders tHat
Introduction of a third bill was being
talked of. The sugar bill and excise
tax bill are next in order.
iotk ii promised.
The democratic wool tariff bill re
ducing wool duties about 60 per cent
was taken up in the senate today with
an agreement to vote upon it Tiefore
adjournment. Republican leaders
were still undecided when the senate
met what coCTse to pursue.
Simmons, bringing up the bill, said
the democrats undoubtedly would ac
cept a less reduction m the woolen
tariff if it were found Impossible to
pass the democratic house bill.
M)I H(F. NOT MATERIAL.
"Is there any understanding with
the-wemtwiB on this side of tne"-ham-. tEar-have bee
ber?" asked Smith of Michigan, repub
lican, "for the passage of the compro
"There is no understanding," re
plied Simmons, "but if we cannot get
. ... . . . k. I. n .
our bin ana we ciu
offers substantial relief to the people,
we undoubtedly will take the other j
bill, no matter whether It comes from
stalled standpat republicans or
where it comes from."
Smith demanded of Simmons wheth
er the latter favored free wool.
"No, I do not," replied Simmons. He
declared he did not believe the major
ity of the people wanted all tariff on
The Interchange between the two
senators grew heated as Smith declar
red the democrats were trying to lead
the country Into conditions similar
to those in effect In the sheep raisins
Industry under the Wilson tariff law.
He declared the Wilson law had
brought ruin to the country.
"It made sop houses common." Sim
mons declared whatever the effect of
the Wilson law there had not been
"that degree of condemnation that ex
ists against the Payne-Aldrich tariff
The Cummins substitute was taken
up when Simmons had concluded. It
presented a marked reduction In dut
ies from the figures In the existing
law, but the reductions are much less
than those In the democratic house
bill. Cummins declared the wool re
port of the tariff board vindicated
completely the analysis of the wool
tariff made by the late senator Dolll-
rer In 1909, during his remarkable at
tack on the Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill.
JAMES GENTRY IS
New York. July 25. James Gentry,
an actor who served 15 years in the
penitentiary for killing Madge York.
Philadelphia, and who was released
two years ago through the influence
THREE SCORE ARE DEAD
Impossible to Approximate the
Property Loss, but It Will
Run Into Millions.
of theatratrlcal men, was
in a room in a hotel today of heart j
Gentry was Involved In one of the
j most sensational murders in Philadel-
i phla. He was infatuated with Madge
! York. Both were members of "The
Baggage Check" company. She refu
j ed to marry him and Feb. 17, 1895.
I when the company was in Philadel
j phla, he went to the actress' room and
Pittsburg. July 25. Death and deso
lation were spread over southwest
counties yesterday and last night
found dead ; through cloudbursts overflowing
REAL WAR MOVES THIRD PARTY
IN MIMIC BATTLE
"Blues" Theoretically Burn
Bridges to Cut Enemy's
THIRTY-SIX HOURS APART
Officer Detailed to Record Damages
Done by Troopers In Unhar
vested Farm Fields.
Camp Douglas, Wis., July 25. A bat
tle between the "Reds," composed
entirely of United States regular
troops, and the "Blues," composed of
regulars and state militia, began at
dawn today. . On the theory that the
"Reds" had Invaded hostile country by
crossing the Mississippi river at La
Crosse and had already planted their
flag in the interior as far as Tonaha.
13 miles east of Sparta, the "Biucs"
broke camp at daylight and hastened
to meet their foes.
It is expected that the two armies
will not face each other within 06
hours because much theoretical uurn
ing of bridges and blowing up pf tail-
IS PASSED BY
Name Delegates to the
Chicago Convention ,
HOLD UNCLE SAM
FOR TRAIN SPEED
Burlington Chief Tells State
Commission Postal Officials
90-MILE RATE IS CITED
COALITION IS FAVORED
Provided, of Course, if Stren
uous One Is Agreeable
Baltimore, July 25. A mass conven
tion of Maryland supporters of Roose
velt, to select delegates to Chicago, as
HANDS ACROSS THE CHANNEL
shot her. He was sentenced to
hanged, but this was commuted
a life-term prisoner.
POLICE BLIND ON
New York. July 25. Efforts to dis
cover the identity of the men who
plotted the A' nf r.uMr Om,
uTalked tof k time by
failure of the police to round up the
gang that murdered Rosenthal. With
the exception of Vallon, who surren
dered, not one of the passengers in
the automobile has been brought to
headquarters bf the police, though
several of the supposed assassins
have been seen In the city the past
week. The grand Jury continued to
day the investigation of gambling
charges male by Rosenthal.
ILLINOISANS TO FIGHT
WATER POWER STATE BILL
Washington, D. C. July 25. Because
of a fight waged on water power 'te
bills on the expressed belie.' that ;ho
"water power trust" was interested,
the house Interstate and loieign .-oia
merce committee yesterda reported
an omnibus measure euiDodying 10
such bills, five of which had previous
ly been stricken from the calendar by
The bills grant the right to con
btruct dams across navigable treams
in Tennessee. Montana, ana Missouri,
and across the Mississippi river be
tween Iowa and Illinois at Rock Is
land. Representatives Rainey and Foster
of Illinois have led the f.ght against
the measures, which they declared
were obnoxious and contrary to the
public Interest. Rainty explained his
Ia, ) r v ss?$?3 v- vr3
Superintendent Robert Rice of Rail
road Makes Admission at
IN STATE POT
Treasurer Sheldon Says
$250,000 Was Not
Used for T. R.
Chicago, July 25. Uncle Sam and
his desire for speedy transportation of
mail was drawn .ate the Inquiry as to
causes of the Western Springs wreck
on the Chicago. Burlington & Quincy
railroad by the state commission yes
With Robert Rice, Burlington super
intendent, on the stand, Orvllle F. Ber
ry, president of the railway body, de
veloped the fact that the postal author
ities dictate mail train schedules and
that engineers on such trains are giv
en free rein.
Ninety miles an hour they have
been known to travel," testified the
superintendent before the commission
ers. "I have been on trains doing 80
miles an hour."
You have been on trains going 80
miles an hour and still live!" gasped
Commissioner B. A. Eckhart, evoking
a smile from the railway official.
The superintendent disclaimed
knowledge of the dickering between
the government and railroads over
mail contracts, but the road's attorney.
J. A. Connell, volunteered the Informa
tion that the railroads were furnished
with a certain schedule to be made by
DATA ON SPEED REQIKSTEP.
Then President Berry diiected the
superintendent to furnish the commis
sion with data on the speed of the mail
train and the Overland Express for the
week prior to the rear end collision
in which 13 died.
Mr. Rice stated that with the speed
jnmetACMcords from,, the engines he
would be able to report accurate fig
ure8 on the speed of the trains at dif
"You say that it is the public that
demands high speed of passenger
trains, Mr. Rice. What do you sup
pose could be accomplished by impos
ing an additional charge for Uanspor
l tation on the fast trains and by start
ing an educational campaign on the
danger of those trains at the same
time?" asked Mr. Berry.
"Why. those fast trains you speak of
up every trip," waa
BLISS LANDS THE PLUM
Claimed That None of Trusts
Contributed Money to the
i The Iow a senator said he would not
vot for the democratic wool bill be
cause it "did not reach the protective
point." but that he would follow close
ly the findings of the tariff board.
WORKERS' BIIJ.j:l.P VP.
The workmen's compensation bill,
which has parted the senate, was not
reported by the house committee to
day. Opponents say this Indicates no
a Hon will be taken at this session.
I HOPELESS DEADLOCK.
No hope of a break In the deadlock
of the nate and house over the bat
t!ehip appropriation waa In sight to
day. The situation Is acute.
! streams. Fatalities are placed at
I three score or more, while damage to
i homes and industry cannot be estl-
opposition recently when '.ie uad mated. It w as in the coke regions that
nineteen irom tne calendar five oi the ; the fury of the storm aeemed to have
Both Rainey and Foster declare ;hey
will not compromise in the tight, but
will fight every attempt t j get the biU
"It will be passed when pigs fly,"
Cripple Creek. Col, July 25.
Charles H Mover was yesterday offi
cially declared reelected president of
the Wevteru Federation of Miners.
STEAL BEER ON A
DARE, $1,000 FINE
Chicago, July 25. Municipal Judge
Vaveriy today fined three men and
.wo womtn a ral of $1,000 for steal
ing a dozen turtles of Ix-er from a
North kide saloon. One of the wo
l;ien said the party took the beer on
RETAIL COAL MEN ELECT
J. S. Cusick Heads Wisconsin and Illi
Feorla, 111, July 25. In the closing
session of the annual convention of
the Wisconsin and Illinois Retail Coal
Dealers association here yesterday
tne rouowmg oncers were elected:
President J. S. Cusick. Oregon.
Vice President E. F. Hunter. Chill
Treasurer C. H. Fintell, Geneseo.
Secretary Peter Beck. Harvey, 111.
A resolution waa adopted recom
mending that the weights at destina
tion of coal govern the payment
I'niontown, Dunbar, bemont, Mt.
Braddock and Connellsville, all inunda
ted, suffered great damage. The great
est loss of life due to the flood was at
the Superba mine at Evans. Here the
death list is placed at 15.
LOCALITIES THAT irFFERED.
Places where other fatalities
Smock, Pa. Located in Redstone
valley; 14 reported drowned.
Grindstone, Pa. 14 miners missing,
Linn, Pa. Two miners reported
Wheeling. W. Vs. Three drowned.
Lemont, Pa. Four miners drowned.
Ellen wood. Pa. Three drowned.
Monongah, W. Va. One drowned.
Fairmount, W. Va Two drowned.
New Martinsville Six reported
ONLY BRIEF RESPITE.
When the disastrous storms swept
roads is being done to harass the ad
vancing enemy. Already the "Blues"
have posted on a railroad tunnel a no
tice, "This tunnel Is blown up." This
Is expected to effectually cut off the
"Reds" from their base of supplies at
TO PAT FOR DAMAGE.
One important functionary left with
the "Blues" today. He is Lieutenant
Robert Beck, Jr., known as damage
I officer, who Is detailed to record
are claims of farmers and others who may
allege damage to property because of
movements of troops through unbar
EXPELS TWO ILLINOIS MEN
Tampering With R&utttte Wheels Is
Charged by French Ministry.
Paris. July 25. The ministry of the
Interior has issued a decree expelling
from France, Walter Thornton Lewis
of Shelbyville. Ill, domiciled in Lon
don, and Frederick M. Sibley of Pe
orla. 111-, on the charge that they ln
Sduced the employes of a firm manu
j facturlng roulette wheels to give them
possecsion of the wheels before de-
end of the line was Albert Dunn, book-
! keeper at the Bluestone quarries, two
miles above the town.
"There's an awful flood coming.
Warn the people, quick. The dams
above have burst," shouted Dunn.
Dropping the receiver, Fonner rush
ed to the street and shouted to the
people to run to the hillsides for their
! lives. The alarm unrpaH llko wildfire
over a large area yesterday scores of . . . , ,
towns afflicted were just recovering ,,K ,. .
none too soon. !n no time Dunbar
Preliminary conferences of leaders
decided sentiment had developed
against a third party. There was a de
cided sentiment for a Taft-Roosevelt
coalition, if Roosevelt would agree to
it. The Idea was to have committees
appointed with power to make the com
bination later if feasible. The matter
will come before the convention.
ELECTORS TO BE IN DEPENDENT.
Further conference of leaders suc
ceeded In having included In the draft
of the platform prepared for presenta
tion to the convention, resolutions ap
pointing a committee to name Inde
Resolutions, including a provision for
independent electors, were adopted by
a viva voce vote.
from a similar deluge which occurred
last Sunday. Everywhere there is a
picture of widespread desolation
heavy rocks had been split, railroad i Amaeei
and dropped Into rivers, upturned
dwellings, shattered buildings, crum
bled piles of mortar a vivid reminder
of raging waters that had made new
courses for themselves. Mines, fur
naces and coke plants also suffered
WARNING BY PHONE.
The flood at Dunbar had a dramatic
announcement. J. W. Fenner of the
b. i ieei aoove us normal h,..fAP fin(1 hr,arit trlv at ih ! , . " ' ',c"al,J'
A number of buildings were ' " , tfc , K enage oi Indiana has been chosen ! D LDnDT PUli'JPLV
d or destroyed. AnE ,lm08t ! hearing of the injunction suit brought for temporary chairman of the na- j K T 11! ft uliHllULU
IN TAFT CABINET
BETTER BUTTER A
Chicago, July 25. The New York
market demands higher grade butter
than is required in Chicago," said
Thomas Somerville, a member of the
quotation committee of the Chicago
would be filled
Mr. Rice's answer.
For more than an hour the state
commissioners questioned and argued
with the closing witness, James B.
Latimer, signal engineer for the Bur
lington system. He asserted that the
Burlington signal system was the best
in existence, but later qualified the
DEFENDS SIGNAL SYSTEM.
"Do you consider your manual block
better than the automatic block?" ask
ed Hiram W. Belnap. government ex
pert "I most certainly do. The automntlc
block is permissable at all times. Ac
cording to our system two passenger
trains are not allowed on the same
diock. interstate commerce reports
show four times as many reur-end col
lisions on automatic block territory as
under the manual block system.'
"Don't you think that a 'distant big
nal' would mean additional protection
with your system? Don't you bet.eve
such a signal under the circumstances
of the morning of July 11 would have
prevented that rear-end col'lslon?'
asked Mr. Belnap.
"Yes, I suppose it would."
Mr. Belnap was referring to a dis
tant signal of the variety which was
recommended by the coroner's Juiy In
.its nnaing along with recommenda
tions for employment of men in tow
ers and less speed.
Frank Woodworth, flagman on the
Overland Express, told his story to the
commission and other trainmen were
examined, after which the state in
quiry was closed. The commission's
finding will not be forthcothing or a
With the conclusion of the atat in
quiry, Mr. Belnap, chief Inspector for
the interstate commerce commission,
left last night for Washington, where
his report on the wreck will be made
to that body. His report will be made
Washington. July 25. G-orse R.
Sheldon, treasurer of Ihe -ei'utiican
national committee of 1908 and acocl
ated in an official capacity with the
late Cornelius Bliss, who was ir. insur
er in 1904, told the senate comm!.t-
he could not remember the araoimts
J. P. Morgan Co. and Henry Frick
gave in 1904. but classed them ainoug
the large contributors.
Senator Paynter Introduced the sub
ject of Edward H. Harriinan's contri
bution. "That all has been printed In my let
ter to Roosevelt." responded Sheldon.
"I had not recalled that you had
written anything. Tell ub, anyway."
"About two weeks before election,"
began Sheldon, "Governor Odell, w)o
was state chairman, came to Bliss,
treasurer of the national commltte
and stated whereas It was perfectly
clear Koowveit would Deselected,
state ticket. was in doubt',.
GIVJZJ TO STATE COMMITTEE.
"He asked for money. .Bliss said he
would see what he could do. He went
to Harriman and Harriman and Bliss
got together about a quarter of a mil
lion. That money was handed to the
state committee and never went Into
the national committee."
Sheldon said contribution to the na
tional committee in 1908 amounted to
Some members of the committer
were thus surprised that Chairman
Clapp questioned Sheldon about the
1904 campaign instead of the 190
NOTHING FROM THl'STS.
"Do you know of any contribution
In 1904 from any one connected with
the steel corporation?" Inquired Clapp.
It is difficult to answer that; not
to my personal knowledge," replied
He gave similar answers to ques
tions aobut the "tobacco trust" and ,
"harvester trust," "sugar tniBt," Stan
dard oil, the American Protective
league and various manufacturers as
MORGAN AND FRICK GIVE. '
It was Clapp who asked Sheldon for
a recollection of contributions above
$5,000 in 1904. The witness mention
ed Morgan & Co., and Frick. He was
unable to say definitely what others
contributed to that campaign. He
was confused as to contributors to the
last four national campaigns.
"How do you happen to remember
that these two contributed?" asketf
"They told me so."
CHAIRMAN FOR B. MOOSE
Chicago, July 25. Former Senator
Labor Leader Oles.
Peoria, 111., July 25.Patrick Carr
of Ladd, 111., a prominent official of
the United Mine Workers of America,
dropped dead on a Chicago & Alton
train as it was rearing Peoria late
Aged Woman Killed by Train.
Rockford, III., July 25. Mrs. Caro
line Martin was killed by a C. M. A
St. Paul train at Rockton yesterday
afternoon. The victim was 86 years
of age and was returning home from
a mission of mercy.
Bridgeport, Conn. Every window
on one side of the Pittsfleld Express
was broken at Wtnlpauk by a stream
of water from a fire hose which was
being given an underwriters' test at
the Norwalk mills there. The passen
gers were showered with water and
livery to the casinos at fashionable
French watering places for the pur-! Central hotel was at his desk when
'.pose of tampering with them.
Jthe telephone bell racj. At the othei
identical condition was experienced In
by the government to restrain the
board from controlling the market by
alleged fictitious values.
Somerville explained his firm was
enabled to secure the entire output of
of progressives at
Thrasher Firms Are Merged.
Rockford. III., July 25. The Emer
son Brantingham company announces
the acquisition of Reeves & Co.,
thrasher manufacturers of Columbus.
Petroleum Plant Burned.
Marcus Hook, Pa., July 25. The
plant of the Union Petroleum company
here was damaged $20,000 by fire. Thei number of creameries by offering a
flames almost completely wrecked the I premium over the price set by the
British tank steamer Trinidad, which board. The statement regarding the! Ohio, as part of the recent merger,
was In the path of the Are. Captain ' quality of butter for New York came I The offices of the company will be
Swank and a crew of O had narrow ' in an explanation of the meaning ofln'-j-' l to Rockford. but the plant will
escapes. The loss on the steamer was j "New York extras" as applied to but-! be continued at Columbus. The con
not given. ter. aideratlon was $2,500,000-
Washington, July 25. Reports of
impending changes in the cabinet con
tinue. Nagel is the latest mentioned.
The secretary told friends he would
not serve after March 4 If Taft was re
elected. So has Wickersham. This
is believed to be the basis of the most
recent report that they are to retire.