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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 287.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES-
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SEEN IN VOTE
IN NEW YORK
Supporter of Governor
Wins Control of County
IN THE BDIBY TRIAL
LAID AT DOOR
ON GEN, OTIS
Postal Inspectors Seek tn
Trail Source of Infer
OLD PARTY MAN LOSES
Personnel of Impeachment Court
to be Attacked at Open
ing of Hearing.
New York, Sept. 17. The Impeach
ment of Governor Sulzer and his fight
for direct primary reforms played an
important part m yesterday's demo
cratic primaries in New York state.
The governor's friends maintained
these issues are responsible for the
defeats of the regular democratic or
ganization suffered in several locali
ties Buffalo and Rochester, the largest
cities outside New York, with regular
democratic organizations which lined
up with Tammany hall in the Sulzer
impeachment fight, were badly beaten.
In Albany it may require the official
count to decide whether Committee
man McCabo lias lost the party leader
ship. In New York City the Sulier is
sue was not apparent. Only one of
the democratic district leaders was
unhorsed aud this contest was purely
New York, Sept 17. Unofficial fig
tires from scattered precincts in New
York left no doubt today that the or
ganization candidates of the six po
litical parties in yesterday's primaries
were nominated practically without
contest. The vote was extremely light,
Albany, N. Y., Sept. 17. Incomplete
returns of yesterday's primaries indi
cated today that Daniel Dugan, a Sul
kier adherent, gained control of the
county committee by a small major
ity over Jiunaiii nine mwiCK'MLCabe.
democratic organization leader many
Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 17. Yes
terday's primary election here result
ed in a clean sweep for the axemen or
antl Tammany faction in the demo
cratic organization. In all, five as
sembly districts democrats showed dis
pleasure over the impeachment of Gov
ernor Sulzer by defeating the organiza
tion by large majorities.
Albany, X. Y.. Sept. 17. The right
of certain senntors who as members
if the Frawley investigating commit
tee uncovered evidence upon which
the Impeachment charges against Gov
rnor Sulzer were based, to si" as
members of the court of Impeachment,
will be one of the first questions rais
ed by counsel for Sulzer when the trial
begins tomorrow. They will question
the propriety of any member of the
nenate sitting as a member of the
high court who may be called upon to
testify before It. These questions aud
other?. Including an expected attack
by Sulzer s counsel upon the validity
t f the impeachment proceedings, will
be determined by the court of im
peachment itself. 1'ntll these prelim
inaries ore decided no evidence will be
takn. Scores of witnesses will be
ailed by both sides and estimates as
to the length of the hearing vary from
one to two months. Mrs. Sulzer will
be one of the most Important, wlmess
s for the defense.
OW V.H COTllArTOR ss,son.
New York, Sept. 17. Hugh J. Reilly,
n contractor and railroad builder for
the Cuban government, one of yester
day's witnesses before the Sulzer
board of impeachment managers, said
lie lent Governor Sulzer $10,000 in
cash shortly after his nomination.
Governor Sulzer, he said, still owed
Mm this money In addition to other
loan, a total of $2fi.5eO.
Mr. Reilly was examined in rrlvate
before the impeachment managers at
torney and this is what he told the
newspaper men he had testified while
Sulzer was chairman of the house com
mittee on foreign relations at Wash
ington. Reilly had claims pending
ugainst the Cuban government.
"Sulzer asked me for a $10,000 loan
Just after he was nominated." said
Reilly. "He came to my house and I
paid him the money in cash In the
presence of my wife. I did not take
any notes for It. I had had previous
experience with Sulzer's notes. I had
lent him money before. He would paj
me back in driblets, but when I gave
him 'hat $10,000 It brought his total
debt to me up to $26,500, dating back
over a long period. I did not want to
lend him the $10,000, and told him not
to get a swelled head Just because he'd
been nominated, but ' he promised to
pay me back the next February. and
so I gave i to him. He never paid it,
and he still owes me $26,500."
JIAVMiKKS WAST fOI.WEI.L.
Isidor J. Kresel ef counsel for the
managers Issued a statement in reply
to D. Cady Herrick of counsel for Sul
zer in reference to the disappearance
f Frederick L. Col well. He said man
agers want to serve Colwell with a
subpoena a one of their witnesses.
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Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 17. Miss
Kitty Phillips, 20, is the principal wit
ness against George H. Bixby, Long
Beach millionaire, who is now on trial
for luring young girls into dens of vice.
It was her testimony more than any
thing else that induoed the grand jury
to return indictments against Eixby.
According to Miss Phillips, she and
Bixby were good friends until she
learned that he was married. Then
she said she would have nothing fur
ther to do with him and that he said.
"I will follow you until you are in
Later, the Phillips girl was taken
into custody on charges of alleged j
blackmail and keeping
house. The girl, believing the charges
to have been inspired by Bixby and
other wealthy men who had been her
admirers, told the chief of police of
conditions which led him to demand
the grand Jury investigation which re
sulted in the indictment of Bixby.
Bixby claims that Miss Phillips and
other girls associated with her, who
accuse him. sought to blackmail him
into paying large suma as't?"73"l
of the women's silence regarding "fic
Aaron J. Levy, chairman, charged
Governor Sulzer with instigating Ccl-w-ell's
disappearance, ' and the charge
was answered by Judpe Herrick with
the statement: "Levy is not worth an
swering. .Colwell is our witness." The
board finished taking testimony and
left for Albany.
SUF ARSON SQUAD
FIRES A MANSION
Household Employes Save His
toric Country Seat at Tun
' bridge, Kent.
London, England, Sept 17. A suf
fraget "arson squad" early today
tried to burn down Benhurst place,
the historic Fourteentn century coun
try seat of Lord de Lis'.e and Dudley,
at Tunbridge, Kent Inmates of ths
great mansion, awakened by crack
ling wood and clouds of smoke, found
the framework of a number of win
dows ablaze. Household employes
succeeded in extinguishing the flames
with the efficient apparatus on the
premises. Two women were seen
fleeing across the lawn. Suffrage lit
erature was scattered about the
ITALIANS LOSE 33
MEN IN A BATTLE
Bengazi, Tripoli. Sept. 17. The Ital
ian commander. General Terrell, and
32 Italian officers and men were kill
ed and 75 officers and men wounded
in a battle yesterday with Arab tribes
men in the valley of Tecniz. The
Arab losses are not stated, but they
undoubtedly were very heavy.
Glacier Park, Mont, James J. Hill,
founder of the Great Northern rail
way, celebrated his 75th birthday here.
More than 300 members of the Veter
ans' association of the Great Northern
railway attended the first annual ses-
jslon of the organization at the park.
FEDERAL POST IS
TO BE GIVEN FOLK
Washington, D. c., Sept. 17. The
nomina'ion of former Governor Folk
of Missouri to be solicitor' general cf
the state department probably wiil be
sent to the senate tomorrow, accord-
I ins to Folk's congressional friends.
OF M'NAMARA STYLE
Japanese Servant Saves Life of
Los Angeles Publisher in
Washington, D. C, Sept 17. The
postoffice inspectors will make a rigid
investigation of the latest attempt
upon' the life of General Harrison
Grey Otis at Los Angeles yesterday.
One of the theories was that the
bomb might have been sent by some
foreigner agitated over the Mexican
question and possibility of intervention
of the United States.
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 17. For the
second time within three years a bomb
yesterday jeopardized the life of Gen
Harrison Grey Otis, owner of the Los
Angeles Times, which was destroyed
by dynamite Oct. 1, 1910.
That he escaped injury probably
was due to the watchful eye of his
Japanese servant, who received from
the postman an infernal machine
mailed in this city and called his em-
i pioyer s auenuon to u.
rT i a fircfr Infumol mo,h(na ,1fv.,s.Al
. - A
! Hi iue me oi vieii. uus was louna ai
his residence a few hours after his
newspaper plant had been destroyed
through the efforts of the McNamara
The attempt on his life today was
attributed by the general to agencies
friendly to those whose conspiracy
eventuated in the destruction of his
newspaper plant and the killing of
twenty-one. men three years ago. JJL,Ulke of union labor via its history.
Chief of Police Sebastian expressed
the belief that the bomb had been
sent by some person- violently opposed
to Gen. Otis' newspaper policy with
regard to the Huerta administration in
Capt. E. B. Feltz, a powder expert
in the police department, took the ma
chine to a sparsely inhabited section
of the city near the Los Angeles river
and there pried open the box.
He found matches fixed to the in
side in such a way that if it were open
ed in the usual way they would have
nibbed against pieces of sandpaper
and ignited. There was also black
powder, a small section of fuse, two
fulminating caps, and two sticks of
85 per cent dynamite, which tore a
great hole in the ground.
The wrappings were given over to
the postoffice inspectors, who began
Federal, county and city authorities
today searched the business section
and a portion of the cheap hotel dis
trict in the hope of finding the sender
of the dynamite bomb received
through the mails yesterday. The dyna
mite used in the infernal machine was
an extremely high-powered explosive
known as "eighty-five per cent," the
same as used by James B. McNamara
in blowing up the Times building,
Oct 1, 1910.
MURDER AND ROB
Kill Watchman at Mandel's De
livery Station and Get Away
Chicago, 111., Sept. 17. Four masked
robbers forced an entrance to the de
livery station of Mandel Brothers, 2655
West Van Buren street, today, shot
and killed Michael WascLuk, a stable-ni-ai,
beat and bound three other em
ployes to wagons, broke the safe in
the office and escaped with $2,000.
Tracks in an alley believed to have
been made by an automobile led the
police to believe they were the same
bandits who held up Warrington Mo
Evoy, messenger of the Garfield Park
State Savings bank Thursday and ob
tained $15,000 in currency and checks.
Giant Michigan Farmer Dies.
Calumet, Mich., Sept. 17. Louis
Mollanem, 30 years old, nicknamed
"Big Louis" and believed to be the
biggest man in the world, died yester
day in a hospital at Hancock, Mich,
after an illness of only a few days.
He was 7 feet S inches taU, and at one
time traveled with a circus, but be
came tired of the life and engaged In
Cleveland A children's concert and
patriotic addresses at the armory of
the Cleveland Grays and an illumin
ated motorboat parade along the. lake
front were the only parts of the Perry
centennial program which the commit
tee was able to carry out
2UJ4S& 1 petcotMT that , A v f c, yas.
A SERIOUS STRIKE
Railroads and Docks Are Tied
Up as Union Men Leave
London, Eng., Sept. 17. England is
threatened with the., most serious
accoraing to union leaaefs iv?re too&y
The trouble began wnyi ltickbs of a
large number of workmen last week
in Dublin in consequence of a strike
of transport workers because of em
ployment of non-union laborers. Rum
blings of discontent have since been
heard throughout the entire labor com
munity of the British Isles, but thus lar
the eruptions were only in the larger
cities. A sympathetic strike of the
Liverpool docks and railroad workers
there and at Birmingham already has
stopped the three great trunk railways
serving the midland counties of Eng
land, and Manchester Ship Canal com
pany is contending with a strike of
dock laborers for better wages. In
Liverpool seven great freight depots
In Ireland, too, all attempts have
failed to settle the Dublin trouble.
London Is only affected by the strike
on railroads in the midlands. Labor
members of parliament declare the
trouble has been caused by the deter
mination of e nployers to challenge
the rights of labor to organize.
The mansion is a treasure house
filled with unique antiques and old
tapestries, articles left there by Queen
Elizabeth, who frequently occupied the
house during her reign. - The art gal
leries contain the most valuable Van
Dykes and Holbeins in England.
Calumet, Mich., Sept. 17. The
presence of President Mover of the
Western Federation of Miners, who
arrived a few -days ago and coun
selled against disorderly tactics has
been productive of absolute quiet in
the copper strike :;one. Strikers
again today contented themselves with
orderly parades and picketing. .
President Walker of the Illinois
Mine Workers returned here with
fresh assurances of organization in
support of the strike.
Bay City, Mich., Sept. 17. All coal
mines in the Michigan coal mining dis
tricts were closed today and operators
insisted they would not be reopened
until differences between the union
and Handy Brothers' Mining company
were adjusted. Three thousand men
are affected. Today's action follows
i the recent strike of 700 miners of
Handy Brothers because of the alleged
refusal of the company to pay men
what is due t hem under working agree
ment made in April, 1912.
STAND GIVES WAY
AND 15 ARE HURT
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Sept. 17. A
collapsible platform 16 feet above the
ground on which 731 school pupils of
the high school were grouped fcfr
photographs gave way shortly after
noon. Fifteen were injured and 12
of them were taken to hospitals, the
most suffering fractured arms and
legs. The platform, 40 feet long,
erected an hour previously, folded up
like a jackknife. half opened. None
of the Injured is likely to die.
Fort.ca6t Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mcllne
Unsettled weather, wi'h probably
showers toniyht or Thursday; not
much change in temperature; moder
ate variable winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 62; highest
yesterday, 70; lowest last night, 62.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles
Precipitation, .46 inch. .
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 96 fat
7 a. m., 92.
Stage of water, 2.4; a rise of .1 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Lcci.l Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mercury. Jupiter.
Mornins stars: Saturn. Venus. Mars.
The brilliant Vega of the little con
stellation Lyra seen descending west
from the point overhead about 9 p. m.
IN JEWELS GONE
Homes in Millionaires' Row,
New York, Robbed in Vaca
New York, Sept. 17. More than a
quarter million dolars worth of jew
elry and silverware was stolen from
residences in East Seventy-ninth street,
known as "Millionaires' row," between
July 16 and Sept. 9, according to an
announcement today of an insurance
company. All the victims were out of
town on summer vacations.
The home of Mrs. Wallach was rob
bed of $100,000 worth of jewelry, sil
verware, furs and household goods.
250 GUESTS SAFE
IN A HOTEL FIRE
Broezel House, Buffalo, N. Y.,
Suffers Damage to $150,000
Others Are Hit.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept 17. That there
was no loss of life in a fire which
swept the upper two floors of the
Hotel Broezel early today was made
certain at daybreak when the last of
250 guests 'who fled to other hotels
was accounted for. The loss to the
hotel is $150,000; Eureka Coffee com
pany. $200,000; Dirnberger Popcorn
WHALE PUTS HOLE
IN STEAMER BOW
St John's, N. F., Sept. 17. The Dan
ish lumber steamer Vladimir Reltz was
forced to put in here for repairs today'
as a result of a collision with a whale
Monday afternoon 250 miles east of
here. The -crew of the steamer saw
the whale approaching at terrific
Epeed, but could not alter the ship's
course In time to prevent the impact
The whale struck the steamer head
on, knocking a four-foot hele In the
bow. The accident is believed t have
killed the whale for the monster sank
immediately, ita blood sprinkling the
water of a large area.
THAW IS MUSICAL
OVER HIS VICTORY
Entertains Hotel Crowd
Piano After Decision of
Court at Littleton.
Ltifleton, N. H.. Sept 17. Harry
r TlLa: ffas moved to Concord today to
await a hearing before Governor Felk-i
er on Tuesday in the matter of ex
tradition. Safe in the Knowledge that
the federal district court will review
his case, if he loses, the Matteawan
fugitive was hopeful and light-hearted
as he waved at crowds which greeted
him on the way to the station.
Surrounded by an admiring throng
of hotel patrons, Thaw celebrated yes
terday's victory over Jerome by play
ing the piano. He played classical
music for an hour and would have
played together had not his custodians
told' him it was bedtime.
Sherbrooke, Que., Sept 17. "Gen
tleman" Roger Thompon, who drove
Thaw from Matteawan in a touring
car, today was set at liberty. Tho
authorities said they had no evidence
OFFICIAL RESIGNS JOB
AT STATE REFORMATORY
Pontiac, 111., Sept 17. As a result
of the ir.vestigation'of charges of cruel
treatment of the inmates of the Illi
nois state reformatory here Captain
William Robb, assistant disciplinarian,
has resigned. Robb has been in charge
of all punishment inflicted on the in
mates. R. Hanley and H. Olvey, offi
cers in the institution, have been dis
charged. The investigation, which is being
conducted by Attorney General Lucey
and the board of managers, was con
tinued today. Some twenty-seven in
mates have testified to the cruelty
suffered at the hands of P. Kinsella,
R. Hanley, II. Olvey officers at the
institution, and Dr. J. A. Marshall, the
An inmate by the name of Cutch
swortz, who was sent to tho institu
tion from Chicago, stated Kinsella
knocked him down because of a trivial
matter in the printshop. The boy
stated that James Madigan, superin
tendent of the printing department,
was near by at the time and witnessed
the afffair. Mr. Madigan was called
and substantiated the boy's statement.
Madigan also told of 'seeing Kinsella
strike a boy by the name of. Wright.
Ernest Culvertson, sentenced from
Chicago, also substantiated Cutch
swortz's statement of Kinsella's
"Once," said CuIvert9on, "Kinsella
hit me a blow in the pit of the stom
ach and then gave me fourteen days
in the screened cells, where I had the
concrete floor for a bed and bread and
water to eat"
Culvertson stated that 99 per cent of
the boys who entered the reformatory
were beaten by the officers. .
Chlcaga, 111., Sept 17. The Ameri
can Meat Packers' association, at its
convention here next week, will go on
record against unnecessary slaughter
of heifer calves aa a step in a cam-
palgn of education to prevent further
shortage of the meat supply.
Priest Slayer Found to
Have Robbed Guest
and His Church.
EASTER FUNDS TAKEN ;
Fails to Record Many Marriages
Performed During Year
All Are Illegal.
New York, Sept 17. Two mora
crimes took their place, today on the
police record of Hans Schmidt, the de
posed priest, who already has confess
ed to murder and counterfeiting.
Ransacking Schmidt's room, detec
tives found evidence that Schmidt had
stolen $400 from the Easter collection
at St. Joseph's church and had robbed
a visi'.ing priest who had spent the
night at the rectory, a guest of the lo
cal clergy. An empty purse found In
Schmidt's room proved to be one the
priest lost not long ago.
Schmidt still insisted today that
nflther Muret, his dentist friend, nor
Anna Aumuller. the'girl he murdered,"
knew anything about his counterfeit
ing operatiens. In reply to a written
question sent to his cell, he wrote:
"Anna kaew nothing of my plans to
solve the social question by -creating
money for all the poor people here and
abroad." Schmidt maintains he made
bogus money frcm philanthropic mo
BIURET IV THE lOMHS.
Detectives continued to receive In
formation casting light upon the pas',
life of Muret, who was lodged in the
Tombs today. Many young couples
are in a quandary concerning the le
gality of their marriages performed
by Schmidt. Recently Schmidt per
fernicd. many .marriages without de
manding licenses and made no record
in the church books. These marriages
are illegal and must be performed over
again. The police have abandoned
hope of finding the head of the Au
muller girl. They are investigating a
tale about a fisherman who hooked
something heavy last night In North
river. Just as the supposed catch was
nearing the surface it dropped off the
hook, leaving a long human hair said
to resemble the color of the hair of
prilMIOT FRIEXD STiriDES.
Ascaffenburg, Germany, Sept. 17. A
retired school inspector named Helm
committed suicide at Moenchsberg,
near here, today. He was a friend and
regular correspondent of Father Hans
Schmidt and was considered Insane
by many of the villagers. The au
thorities are inclined to believe Schmidt
responsible for the murder of a tele
phone girl named Haas, whose body
was found near her parents' home a
short time before he left here.
2 WHITE SLAVERS
Diggs Draws Two Years and
Caminetti 18 Months
Both Also Fined.
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 17. Maury
Diggs was senteneed to two years and
fined $2,000 for violation of the Mann
act. Drew Caminetti was sentenced to
18 months and fined $1,500.
A 10-days' stay of execution was
granted, and for that period Digga is
admitted to $15,003 and Camlneiti to
$10,000 ba .New trials were denied.
GET FALSE ORDER .
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept 17. Al
though a light rain was falling early
this morning indications were the of
ficial program of the Grand army en
campment would not bo seriously in
terfered with. Shortly after 9 tho
veterans began to assemble for tieir
An unofficial order purporting to
come from General Beers, commander-in-chief
cf the G. A. R., conveyed
by some unknown person to Adjutant
Dickinson, adjutant of Forest camp.
Confederate Veterans, prevented that
camp from participating in the parade.
Beers emphatically denied knowledge
of the order. Great disappointment
wag expressed by union and confed
erate veterans and an investigation
bas been instituted.
101 Degree at San Francisco.
Saa Francisco, Cal., Sept. 17. The
thermometer registered 101 degrees
I at 2 p. m. yesterday. This mark bas
I been equaled only once before la 43
years og Sept 8, 1904,