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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR XO. 56.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1912. TWELVE PAGES,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BOMB 1,1 ARK:
Attempt to Assassinate
Sir Charles Hardinge
ATTENDANT IS KILLED
Attack Is Made Frcm Housetop
While Royal Party Is En
tering New Capital.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Generally cloudy and somewhat cold
er tonight with the lowest tempera
ture about 20 degrees. Tuesday and
Temperature at 7 a. 27. Highest
yesterday. 83; lowest last night. 25.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m 10 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. in, 64, at
7 a. m, 64.
Btage of water. 1.9, a fall of .3 in
last 48 hours.
J.M.SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:38. rises 7:22. Evening
tars: Venus. Saturn. Morning stars:
Mars, Mercury, Jupiter.
Delhi, Dec. 23. Sir Charles Har
dinge, viceroy of India, was
wounded, one attendant of his
was killed and another seriously
wounded by a bomb hurled at the vice
roy from a housetop as he was enter
ing tbe new capital In state today.
The bomb struck the howdah, or bas
ket, of the viceroy's elephant, klUing
tbe attendant instantly. Tbe attempt
to kill Hardinge came within a hair's
breadth of being successful. Har
dinge was hurriedly removed to a hos
pital and at once examined by sur
geons. They found a wound in the
shoulder only a slight one. Lady Har
dinge was unhurt, but suffered a sev
ete shock, and It was necessary
apply soothing remedies.
wa a very powerful one.
O WAY TO XICW I'ARTEH.
The viceroy was making his entry
Lady Hardinge were seated was blown
to match wood. The bomb thrower
waB not caught
Washington, Dec. 23. Revolution
ists appear to be growing bolder, as
or capture by the Mexican government,
according to a statement to the state
3 RAIL CHIEFS
New Haven and Grand
Trunk Officials Held by
FOR GOOD LITTLE BOYS
UNDER SHERMAN LAW
Charged That Deal Has Been
Effected Creating Transpor
In state into Delhi as tbe last of the
ceremonies in connection with the
transfer of tbe capital from Calcutta
to Delhi. The transfer was made Oct
tler hist, but Lord Hardinge was not
to take formal possession of ti new
quarters until today. A large gather
Irg of troops, officials and Punjab
chiefs were present to welcome the
vice-regal party. Its splendid elephant
prooesnton had Just left the railway
elation ana in passing tnrougn uan- Gf.,ieral jnel SaTazar,
dla Chow k when the bomb was mrown.
New York, Dec. 23. Charles S.
Mellen, president of the New York,
New Haven & Hartford railroad; E.
J. Chamberlain, president of the Grand
Trunk railway of Canada, and Alfred
Smithers, chairman of the Grand
they see the ease of evading pursuit i Truuk directors, were indicted by the
: icuerai grana jury nere tnis aiternoon,
charged w ith violation of the Sherman
, law in an alleged monopoly agree-
department. Reports indicate a renew- j ment of the two roads.
a1, of rebel activities in the states pf seven oeht acts.
Morales and Purbla and increasing dis- Seven 0.eTt acts are alIege'd by tne
orders in Zacalecas and Durango. government
El Paso, Texas, Dec. 23. Refugee 1 It js cnarged the defendants met in
federal soldiers arrived yesterday at . Xew YnrU in Allllst riiK,.RKH
: a memorandum theretofore exebang
' ed between Chamberlain and Mellen,
j which provided that the Grand Trunk I
I should sell to the New Haven system j
I a"l its interest in the Central of Ver- j
! would include all proposed extensions
! into New England.'
Juarez to report that the 250 federal
irregular troops garrisoning Ascencion
practically were annihilated Wednes
day when rebelB attacked the town,
which is about 70 miles southwest of
The attack wys made shortly after I
midnight and fighting continued only !
for a few hours. The garrison com-'
mander reports by letter to General i
Trucy Aubert at Juarez that he knew!
of only 15 of his men escaping besides j
Mmself. He is hiding at a ranch, he j
The fate of 150 regulars at Guz-1
n:nn, nearby, is not known, but it ia j
believed tbe town was taken by rebels
l before tbe attack on Asceucion.
! Th. rtkla wurA rvmm:mflul tv , STC dead and
The revolution- !
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SIX SET FREE
Murder of Chicago Dia:
mond Merchant Becomes
More of Mystery.
ALL CITIES NOTIFIED
THIRTEEN DIE IN
A THEATRE PANIC
It was hured by a man standing on a
housetop and struck the howdah of
tbo elephant on which Lord" ZhifEady
Hardinge were riding. The attendant
holding a largo parasol over the vTre
rc gal pair was Instantly killed as The
bf.mb exDloded. Another attendant
wat seriously injured by fragments of
OM.Y BRIEF IXTERRITTIO.
The ceremonies were interrupted
only a short period while the viceroy
and h" vlcerene were being conveyed
to a hospital and the vice regal resi
dence respectively. Sir Guy Fleetwood
Wilson financial member of the coun
cil of governor general of India, took
the viceroy's place in the procession,
which then proceeded on its way
through the new imperial city to Dur
bar Camp, where a reat number of
rajahs and other Indian chieftains 1
gathered. Sir Ouy then took up hla
position in front of the vice regal
dlas and read aloud a despatch from
Haron Hardinge saying he was only
slightly Injured. Reading of the mes
sage was received with prolonged
The attempt on Hardinge's life
fouseil Intense indignation among na
tive and British officials present,' as
he Is one of the most popular viceroys
who ever ruled India.
The escape of the baron was mirac
ulous, as the mlssle fell only a foot
or two from Its target The great pro
cession immediately came to a stand
still and the crowd of officials rushed
up and found the viceroy bleeding snd
rale, while the vlcerene was terribly
Police Immediately surrounded the
house from which the bomb was
thrown and made several arrests. All
outlets of ths city were placed under
For a long period there had been a
lull la native agitation in India which
had at various times led the assasslna
tlons of high officials. The attack
on Hardinge by a fanatic, therefore,
came with greater unexpectedness.
HIDING EXORMOl'S ELEPHAXT. .
The viceroy's elephant was an enor
mous animal. The driver sat between
his ears guiding him with a stael
like. Behind thi" driver In ths great
howdah were seated ths Ticeroy and
vlcerene. At their backs stood another
r.atlve holding over their heads a
rrrat parasol, which Indicates royal
Owing to ths lownesa of the houses
In the Chandla Chowk district, the
would-he assassin, who stood on one
cf the roofs when he threw the bomb,
was only a few feet from ths viceroy.
The native holding tins imperial urn
brella was blowa "So the ground and
instantly killed. The driver sitting
lu lrc:it of the howdah was wounded
no f v er than Huh, times.
IIIIDU TIIKOUEH ESCAPE.
Sj linters of the bomb penetrated
the l atk a;id fchoulders of ths Ticeroy,
w ho was alo wounded In the neck by
screws with wbkb the bomb was
filled. The elephant which hs was
rUlng was bal ed and the viceroy tried
to stand up, but he reeled and faint
ed. The howdah la which he and
Belgium, Dec. 23. Thirteen
fifty were seriously in
jured in a fire that destroyed the Cide-
isu are reported as mobilizing at the mstograpn tneatre near nere last
captured town. - ' ni8nt- None in the audience was burn-
General Jose Blanco, with 800" fed-"! d to -death; ; AeTncla"examinn of
era! troons. is movina- as:ain3t Ascen-1 the bodies showing that deatfc In ev-
. LOST; 22 PERISH
c!on from tbe Casas Grandes district !
to the south. A train bearing 60u
regular cavalry of the Seventh regi-.
ment arrived laBt night at Juarez from
Chihuahua and. will go early tomorrow
against the rebel mobilization.
A battalion of regular infantry, it is
stated officially, is moving from the
west against Ascencion, forming a
pocket in which it is hoped to trap j
the rebel force, which the federals now j
admit numbers some 1,500 men. Rebel .
agents at El Paso say that General
r, T- ia t . V. C. 1 ,1 I
lABLUai VIU&W, J i ., JO ill lliu ui-.u
with more than 2,000 men.
ery case was due to internal hemor
rl age caused by pressure in attempt
Iiy. to escape.. The panic was frig!Tt
f til. The capacity was six hundred;
bu' more than seven hundred, includ
ing many children, crowded in. 3ome
spectators jumped from low balconies
upon the head of the struggling mass
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 23. The British
Ethooneis, Cartegfna aDd Georgiana
foundered Into the gulf of Mexico in a
recent storm. All on board both boats,
22 in number, drowned.
The Georgiana, wiili 10 passengers j
and a crew of four, founaered off
Lucea, Jamaica, during a November
gulf atom. The Cartegena has not
been heard from since Nov. ,17,- and It
Is believed, with a crew of sevsn, also
wen: down: Captain Wood, wife and
two children went down with the
Champaign hall, where the Salntz club
Anxious to make up for the slight,
the students immediately chartered
another hall, engaged an orchestra, in
vited friends, obtained chaperons from
the faculty and lave a dance where
the chorus girls were made to forget
that they had been subjected to an
The trouble started when B. L. Kirk
introduced E. N. Conboy, A. L. Jones
and D. C. Chester, the latter a mem
ber of tbe varsity football sqund, to
! Marie Davis, Marcia Moore, June Gill
and Irene Huyck, girls from his home
town. The party readily was admit
ted to the Saintz function, where all
was well until it was whispered among
the young women that the strangers
were "show girls."
"Either they leave or we do," was
CROWN OF KINO
AUSTRIA IN LESS
the ultimatum. Arguments "hat the
St. Johns, N. F., Dec. 23. Twenty-j chorus girls were well mannered and
two of the twenty-seven members of danced conservatively were of no
the crew of tbe Purness line steamer I avail. The news was broken to the
Florence, from Halifax, N. S., for St.
Johns, lost their lives in the wreck
of the vessel on the ledges west ot
St. Shotts during a northwest gale last
Five exhausted survivors who reach
ed land in a boat brought the news to
Trepassey last uight. The steamer
carried no passengers.
Captain Barr of the steamer and all
his men reached shore after the ves
sel struck, but the lofty, inaccessible
cliffs of St. Shotts prevented their es
cape. The bi tide, backed up the
northwest gale, made i: impossible to
London, Dec. 23. Further relaxa
tion in international tension was
brought about today when Austria
i Hungary informed the other European
' Dowers it considers the Balkan diffi-
i rnities aDDroachine a satisfactorv so- i remain there and all hands were oblig-
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Munich, Dec. 23. Prince Ludwig, i mtion. inis is tne result or sserviasu " i" " naa i.-iL irium vmcu .lues uaviB. t,aiu:
new prince regent of Bavaria sent an 'apology for an incident connected with j pcunding, heavily. "It's all like a fairy book and you've
autograph letter to the Bavarian prem-; 1 - treatment of the Austrian consul- j Captain Harr felt confident the wind made us think there are good hearts
ier tnriav vetoing a mnvpment to r.inre i ate at Prisrend and the acceptance of a would go down, but Second Mate J. j in the world after all, even if women
v.im n". tt,mna t vtna n j ! proposal to give it port facilities on '. Hedley volunteered to take four men are hard.'
girls' csrorts, who would have "mix
ed" right then and there wi'h the man
agers of the dance had i". not been for
wiser counsel.1 !
When the girls began to sob, the
students promised to entertain them
at a "real" dance.
College hall was engaged and Dr.
Julius Watson Folsom of the univer
sity1 faculry agreed to bring his moth
er and chaperon. Friends of the young
men, indignant at the slight offered
them, scurried for girls, and in less
than an hour a rival dance was in
Kirk and his companions say they
FRANCE LEADS IN
Washington, Dec. 23. The United
States; the home of the first heavler-
than-air flying machine, is far behind
other nations in military aviation.
This Is the assertion of Captain Wash
ington Chambers, chief of the navy's
aviation corps, who is devoting his
entire time to the science. He says
.."Prance leads the world in aviation.
A short time ago, la response to a"n
inquiry of the minister of war, over
3,000 officers signified a desire to learn
aerial navigation. Germany leads in
I aerostation, but is making great prog
ress in aviation also. France has
eight dirigibles, Germany 30. The
number of aeroplanes possessed by
each is rapidly increasing, but France
probably will possess 350 before the
end of the year, the ultimate aim be
ing to have 1,000. France leads with
a total appropriation or imou.ouo to
date and a popular subscription of $1.
000,000. Germany is second with an
appropriation of $1,500,000 and a pop
ular subscription of IToO.OfFO. Next
comes Russia, Great Britain, Italy,
Japan, then the United States."
Descriptions of Two Men Be
lieved Implicated Are Sent
Broadcast to Police.
clares he desires loyally to administer
the inheritance bequeathed by his
MRS. REID ON WAY
HCttLE TO AMERICA
Y'. . ' -' - ". !
the Adriatic without territorial pos-;in one of the ship's boats and seek a
session. . Imcre favorable landing place further
The peace conference resumed Bit-alr.ng the coasl.
tii:gs this afternoon. The pcaCe en-1 in the heavy seas then running, the
vcys were in session only an hour and j captain was unw illing to risk more
a half. They will not meet again until j ijVF9i and gave his consent to the sec
Saturday. The Turks did not insist 0nd ma e's expedition with reluctance.
today on revictualling the fortress of I with great difficulty Hedley piloted
Adrianople. i his Email boat along the coast until
he saw a break In the ragged line of
cliffs. Pointing the nose of the boat
directly info the surf, he avoided Jhe
outlying rocks, and on the crest of a
breaker ran his craft in without being
I upset. Tumbling out hastily to avoid
being sucked back by the undertow,
1 the mae and his four men dragged
Tokio, Dec. 28. over two hunrirea ; their boat up the beach out of reach
coal miners are entombed and provjof the sea. and made their way back
! ably l?ai in a terrible explosion ;ii a along the cliff to where the steamer
I colliery en the Island of Hokkabf to
200 COAL MINERS
IN A DEATH TRAP
Takes Own Daughter In Raid.
Lima, Ohio, Dec. 23. Police Captain
S. A. Earnst, Lima's leader, in an ear
ly morning raid today arrested his on
ly daughter, a young woman who al
ways had borne an excellent reputa
tion. She and three other girls were
held on a charge of delinquency until
friends came to the rescue with a
The wind and sea had in the mean
time lnrreafied. The comhers hroke
DYNAMITNG WRECKS NOT Icon-inually over the decks of the ves-
APPR0VED BY LABOR MEN !;,: eeed rocks. Hedlev anil hfa men
Indianapolis, Dec. 23. "Organized i searched in vain for 'some path by
never will ap-! which the cliff might be scaled or the
' crew of the Florence helped. Tbe
rorlsm as Is charged here." asserted . ccast in that vicinity was uninhabit- j tcday and heard the applications of
I iinora uuigiuaiir, vguiui ui me ue- 1 tv couvicis. in oruer uiai mohe en-
fense tn tne 'dynamite' tnai. xt daybreak Saturday Hedley could j titled t0 rreeftom mignt nave tnat iib-
see no sicn of the s'eamer. Consid-1 elty ' before Christmas the governor
import American uoai. ; era0e 0f the cargo of lumber was float.
Cardiff, Dec. 23. A report that 100.- , aiong the ebore but no 8mall boat
000 tons of American coal was bein were visible.
purchased by ngypiian rauroaas in
labor never did snd
prove such a reign of violence and ter-
POISON FOUND IN
Chicago, Dec. 23. Mrs. Mary Raude
collapsed today at the coroner's iu
ques' over her husband, Frank Raude,
after Dr. Burmeister testified that 30
grains of one kind of poison and 19
grains of another were found in the
Mrs. Lillian Schumnski, a friend and
neighbor of Mrs. Raude, gave sensa
tioral testimony. She quoted Mrs.
Raude as predicting the death o
Itaude and Mrs. Tony Pavlek, after !
which Mrs. Raude and Tony were to
ASK BOTHA TO FORM
GOVERNOR VrflLSON SITS
WITH BOARD OF PARDONS!
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 23. Governor
Wilson Eat with tbe board of pardens !
Tk Hi... cnnlrnra m.. Inn. cr,A
j place of ths customary Welsh supply ! thcrough Bearch mloag tne Ehore for
u""cu """""" their shipmates, but no trace of them
MAY OUST NEGRO
FROM THE ARMY
wss to be found.
CHORUS GIRLS BARRED;
RIVAL DANCE IS GIVEN
Champaign. Ill, Dec. S. University
of Illinois and Twin-city society Sat-
directed that a meeting be hel'l today
instead of in January.
"It is an unfieasant duty," he sa5,
"as it pulls at the heartstrings."
Public Official Ends Life.
Chicago, Dec. 23. A country-wldj
search for two men believed to be th
s'ayers of Joseph H. Logue, a dla
mond merchant, was begun today.
Telegrams were sent to the police ol
every large city in the United Statej
and Canada giving descriptions ol
One, 20 to 30 years old, five feet
eight inches and weighing 175 pouma
wore a sweater Jacket, large roll
collar, blue trousers and dark cap.
The other having a long peaked nose,
wore dark clothes. Men answering
the description were seen loiterini
about the hall in the vicinity ol
I.ogue's office several hours last Fri
day before the murder was commit
The police are convinced that 10
suspects being held had nothing to dc
with the murder and are doubtful
whether they can be held for anj
other robberies in Chicago.
THREE WOMEN SOUGHT.
Two of the suspeots have been re
leased and it is probable the othen
will be given their liberty today oi
tomorrow. The police are also look
ing for three women who are said tfl
have frequented Logue's office. Mrs.
Logue said she knew several wom
en sold diamonds for her husband on
commission, but ridiculed the Ides
that any of these were connected with
All but four of the suspects were re
leased today. Those held are Clyda
Stratton, who Is said to have escaped
three times from Ohio penitentiary;
Frank Williams, alleged safe blower;
H. B. Hampton, alleged hold-up man,
and Mrs. Margaret Johnson, believed
to be the wife of a safe blower.
IN OLD QUARREL
Docatur, 111., Dec. 23. J. B. Porter,
termer mayor of Olney, 111., was shot
and seriously injured by David Bates,
former city-employe, Saturday night -The
shooting followed a severe beat.
ing with a whip, which Porter had ad
ministered to Bates before a Urge
Tho tragedy was the result of a
quarrel which had extended over a
year. The quarrel had ita origin In
an insult which Porter alleges was
offered his vvife by Bates. Bates at
that time is said to have attempted to
Saturday Bates la said to have
taunted and tantalized Porter repeat
edly and in the evening, when the
couple met In a store, Porter was
carrying a blacksnake whip. He told
B.'ites to leave the store and when ha
Irefused, Porter whipped him, admin
istering a cruel Deating.
Bates drew a revolver, and as he
dio. so Porter struck him in the face,
staggered him and spoiling his aim.
The flogging and shooting attracted
a large crowd. A crowd of 25 or 50
surrounded Bates and cries of "Get a
rope" were heard. He was hustled
away quickly by the police.
Porter retired from office last
eprlng. Bates held a position In the
street department of the city during
Sherii? Houeer Sunday night denied
that Bates had been removed from
the city for eaffty and, while admit,
tine- that there was talk of a lynching,
said that there had been no attempt
thus far. ,
Gen. Loula Botha.
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS
90-CENT GAS ORDINANCE
Washington, Deo. 23 Tha supreme
court declined to enjoin the ci'.y of
D z Moinea from enforcing a S0-cent
Mrs. Whltelaw Held, wife of the late
ambassador to England, is on her
way home to America, where she will
attend the funeral of her husband.
whoBe death occurred on Dec. 15. It Washington. Dec. 23. A proposal j urday dewed that chorus girls,
is said that she grieves deeply over j to eliminate the negro as an American j even if they are of unimpeachable
her husband's death. ; soldier Is a topic slated for considera. ; character, are de trop at dances. To
The accompanying picture Is the.tion when a conference of ranking ; enforce 'his barrier, four students and ' da Posue, 52 years old, beca-nc d.-spon
been taken of
Mrs. ; officers of
, Jan. 9,
the army will be hve . their guests, members of a musical j dent. Jumped Into
production, ere ordered to leave a, drowned. v
aa ordinance, pending consideration
by the court of Its constitutionality,,
Uiider ordinary circumstances the con-
Generai Louis Botha, who recently ! stitutionality of an ordinance would
: resiened the DremiershiD of the Union i not ,)e considered by the court for two
. Vincennes, Ind.. Dec. 23. James H. ! of South Africa, has been asked by ! r turee ya
Curry, assessor cf Johuson tovnship, i Viscount Gladstone, governor general,
committed suicide trday by shooting, j to form another cabinet,
following tire-tenetl .itiaioi. oer General Botha was one of the great
his failure to mcke a Eettiement for I Boer generals In the South African
dog tax collections. i war. When England conquered tha
' Transvaal he accepted the situation
Fearing Operations. Ends Life. gracefully, and was made premier cf j
Evar.sville, ltd.. Dec. 23. When Uilc' j the Union or South Africa. Hla recent j
that she v c-;;!ti have to sulimit to cu i resignation was due to dissensions lu !
cpertiieu to save tier inc., .v.--. Araaa the cabinet, the Dutch extremists op
posing his attitude favoring a stronger
TWO MEN KILLED
IN AUTO VRE8K
cistern and English navy, and also his attitude oa
other Imperial questions.
Decatur, 111., Dec. 23. Glen Blue and
Floyd Wright were killed and Ralph,
Blue and Ray Llndsey fatally lnjuret
iu au Buujuiuuiio wreva uear mm,1w
field this morcinj. - .