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SIXTY-THIRD YEAR. XO. 5.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, '1913. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Still Hope to Save Major
ity of Men Entombed at
Dawson, N. M.
14 BODIES RECOVERED
Big Supply of Coffins Ordered,
from Denver and Trinidad 1
by the Coroner. I
Dawson, N M.. Oct 23. What is the
fate of approximately two hundred
men remaining In the No. 2 Stag Can
non mine who, with ::9 known dead
and 25 survivors rescued alive, were
entombed by a terrific ex plosion at 3
o'clock yesterday. Is the question on
the lips of hundreds of mothers, wives
and children today as they pressed the
line guards about the mouth of the
mine. Thla wa the unconscious incen
tive that spurred hundreds of volun
teer rescuers almost to superhuman
end.-uvors to penetrate the workings
and stem the debris-filled poisonous
Kas. None there was w ho ventured a
prediction. Twenty-five of the dead
have not yet been brought to the sur
face. .... . . ... y-. . r n T. , i
I'linruil, ,, iYl., WlKru
lit:; and 24.j are still entombed In the!
shaft No. 2 of the Stag Canyon mine
at 7 this morning, more than 12 hours'
after n explo6loa had closed all ave-'
. ' , ,
nues of escape from poisonous gases,
which filled the mine so death threat-
etied rescuers unshielded by oxygen
Fourteen hod'es taken out duririj
the night represented the known deao.
The 2:trd living victim was found at
a depth of a mile in the workings, and
taken out unconscious at 5:!!0 tb'.s
Indications were the first aid corp
would reach the majority of the day
shift caught in the cave-in soaie time
today. Hope was strong that the great
fans that bad been driven all night
would have d'luted the gas
trapped men might be found alive.
Whether the explosion was caused by
Mack damp or coal dust is not known.
That great Ion of life is expected
In shown by the call of the coroner on
Trinidad and Denver for a big supply
Rescuers this morning reached the
foot of an air shaft through which it
had be-n hoped many miners might
escape alive. Thret living and three
deed were found at this point.
uiihh m MIIOHT SHIFT.
At 9 this morning a total of 25 liv
ing had been rescued, two more than
previously reported. Helmetmen
were still working in short shifts and
It was believed many parts would bo.
explored before many hours passed.
Ventilators were working well, driv
ing fresh air Va every portion of the
workings which could be reached.
ESCAPES PRISON :
Demented Convict, Believing
Himself Member of English
Jolipt. 111.. Oot. 2.T Edard Morris.
demented .convict, known as "Lord I their first chance to vote directly on
Churchill." escaped in a snowstorm ,he saloon ques-ion. It generally is
yesterday from the prison farm. He j held that every one of the twenty
was tr have been released in a few ! three, places will go "dry " Informa ion
days by the board of pardon
He believed himself a member of
the English family of Churchill,
offered a fellow convict JCO.OOO
a chew of tobacco.
Morris was sent from Kankakee for
home stealing. He w as paroled, served
a term in Marquette. Mich., prison,
nd returned to finish his term. No
searching party was sent after him.
Quake at Colon.
Colon. Oct 23 An earthquake shock
rf IS seconds at P OS this morning
rocked houses and stopped clocks. No
serious damage in the city has been
Watson Faces New Quix.
Augusts'. Ga.. Oct. 23. Tboms E.
Watson, editor and ritVian, who
was freed of charge of sending
cscene iatter through the malls, may
frre another indictment. His case was
esented to the federal grand Jury.
111 A STORM NINE
New Orleans. La.. Oct. 23. A ter-
rifle storm Is reported to have taken j
c'.ns lives and Injurel a half hundred j
p;: sons with (Teat property . damsg?!
tj southern Louisiana toJ.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, fer
Rock Island, Davenport. Molino
Fair and warmer ton ght and Fri
day; brisk winds, mostly westerly. i
Temperature at 7 a. m., 30; highest!
yesterday. 39; lowest last night, 29. j
. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 2 miles ;
per hour. t
Relative humidity at 7 p. ni., SJ; at
7 a. m., 8C.
Stage of water, 3.G; no change
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Hmnry. Jupiter.
Morning star: Snniru. enu. Mars, i
Three Vr due ent. well nlwive the i
horizon at S p m. and wldelv su-par.-u- !
d.fpuii other stiirs. heliuis to inn- i
'.ellntin Arie. !
PLANS OF WOMEN
Watch Peoria Convention,
Where Suffragists' Policy
May Be Decided.
Chicago. 111., Oct. 23. Politicians
1 hai-A o&TirtA thpir attpntlnn on tlif
hree day state convention of the Illi
nois Equal Suffrage association in
Peoria beginning on Nov. 6.
The belligerent attitude taken by
some suffragists in the late Fifth su-
preme court campaign has increase!
. , . , , . ,
the general lnterestjn this approchlng
session. Gossip indicates there will
be a clash between the element led
by Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout, president
Ui 1 11 1- IDBWiauuUi OIIU vnc nuuiiru
no side with Mrs. Medill McCormlck,
Mrs. Antoinette Funk, and Mrs. Sher-
man Booth over the advisability of
the fight the three women made In be-
f the progressive nominee lor
supreme Judge, Arthur H. Shay.
Mrs. Trout wrote a letter to Thomas
A. Grier, a conspicuous business man
of Peoria, saying the projection of the
woman issue into the -campaign wa
no part of Uie policy of the state or
ganization. The same position was
taken publicly by Mrs. H. M. Brown,
president of the Peoria association.
which will entertain the state CQOXgnJ
Hon next month.
The politicians, particularly those
interested In the coming legislative
campaign, are interested to know what
steps will be taken by the organized
women in regard to the next general
assembly. It has not been Indicated
that the women will insist on Immedi
ate submission of a general suffrage
amendment to the constitution, as has
been the policy of those who accept
the leadership of Mrs. Catherine
Waugh McCulloch. Nor is there a
sign that the women will campaign
the legislative districts for a legisla
ture w-hich will plug up possible de
tects in the present s'atutory suffrage
act or which will pass it again At the
supreme court declares the present
The " wets'" are wondering whether
Vie suffrage convention will make an
organized attack .on the liquor inter
ests, with particular reference to the
local option Issue.
Politicians generally think the "wet"
and "dry" issue cannot be kept under
cover in the coming legislative con
tests. With the United S ates senator-
ship eliminated as a legislative propo-
ition, there Is nothing else to fight
about, they say, inasmuch as every
i other proposition of Importance at
Springfield gets down o a straight
"wet" and "dry" lineup betore being
local option elections will be held
In twenty-three Illinois municipalities
next month under the city and village
Pon me women win nave
(from the various localities shows the!
women organized almost solidly
Bga'nst the saloons.
The elections are possible at this
time because general elections w ill be
held in the sixteen counties of the
state, not under township organiza
tion, to elert one county commission
er. The twenty-three places were pe
titions have been filed and where
local option elections are Impeding
are: Thebes, Mound City, Grand
Chain. Plnckneyvirie, Percy, Baldwin,
Coulterrtlle, Battery Rock. Petersburg,
Athens. Rosiclaire, Mounds. 1'IUn,
Metropolis. Duquoin. WillisvHle. Rock
ford. St ell rt He. Cave-in Rock, Jackson
ville. Beard itown and Kampsville.
Nstrly all these are in southyn Illi
nois. Jacksonville is the largest city
aad !s the only one now
The women, are reported to have
trouble broiling over the financial re
sults of a recent newspaper special
edition, and over th officers to be
elected at Peoria.
Incidentally Senator Sherman is cn
the program to address the women
at one of the convention sessions.
James C. McShane yesterday issued
a statement which salJ he has not
started actively as a candidate for the
democratic nomination for' United
states senator, but admitted "many of
my personal friends have suggested
that I become a candidate."
HELD FOR BIG
JChicagoan Accused of Col
lecting for Services
TRACTION MEW CALLED!
Grand Jury Summons Officials
to Explain Alleged Misman
agement of Affairs.
Chicago. 111., Oct 23. Indictment of
Weymouth Kirkland, a member of the
law fiiii of Rose, Symmes Ac :.lrkiaii-l,
on charges of defrauding th' Chicago
jUtilways compar y nnl tlio city of
Chicago was followed yesterday l.y a
grand Jury investigation o' allrjred
mismanagement and irrvg'iianty in the
office of the company.
Officers of the company, including
John M. Roach, its president: Henr
A. Blair, chairman of the board of d?
rectors. Williston F. Fish, vice presi
dent and general manager, anri W. W
Gurley, general counsel, werf oaltod
before the grand jury.
They v-tre questioned about t.ie of
fice system, that made It possible .'or
frauds to be perpetrated as extensive
as the ones alleged against Kirkland,
and the basis was laid for a ineral
investigation into the affairs of the
claim department of the company.
The inquiry was made on th- theory
that the city, as a partner of the street
railway company and a sharer in its
profits, could be defrauded by alleged
loose management In the offices of the
CHARGES HOWE ONSPIJt ACY.
Indictment of Mr. Kirkland came as
a sensation, and was followed by
charges of conspiracy made against
State's Attorney Hoyne by Mr. Kirk-
iuuu a law partner, Thomas J. Symmes.
H,e alleged that the indictment of
-Mr.- KtfkTand was due. toHQTe promi
nent part the law firm of which the
latter is a member had taken in a case
in which the state's attorney was -vitally
interested, and was beaten.
The first information concerning the
investigation of the affairs of the
street railway company came when
four true bills were returned yester
day morning against Mr. Kirkland and
a statement was given out by State's
Attorney Hoyne, who is ill at his
HOY E ISSl E STATEMENT.
His statement is as follows:
"The grand jury this morning re
turned an indictment against Wey
mouth Kirkland, a lawyer and a mem
ber of the firm of Rose, Symmes &
"Following this indictment evidence
will be presented to the grand jury
for full investigation of the dealings of
this firm with the traction companies
of Chicago. The city of Chicago, by
its corporation counsel, has been mak
ing an investigation along these lines
during the last year and it Is from the
city of Chicago that most of the evi
dence now in the possession of the
Mate's attorney has been obtained.
"It appears that for some six years
Kirkland would prepare bills for legal
services in the name of his firm, con
taining items for services which neve;
were performed and charges for money
paid out which never was paid out.
"These bills were O. Kd by Thomas
C-Lynch and on his O. K. voneher
were obtained and the money was di- den iubilee- No dat 1,83 been 8et Tne
vided equally between Kirkland and newly electcd rand chancellor, Wil
L,vnch. Iliam K. Whitfield, has appointed the
hk ysM of .-i)mmi. j retiring grand chancellor, Joseph M.
Tiie tnai nmnnnt nhiainorf K I Omo. chairman of a committee of nine
fraudulent b'Us during the six years!
ill nitrsion fa stimatri au tiotwoan !
forty and fifty, thousands dollars and j but furtl,er arrangements are left to
is considerably nearer the latter sum jtne C0lnmlttee.
"Many of the officials of the street) Arthur Johnson of Lodge 597, Chl
railway company will be subpoenaed ! cago was defeated for rand outer
before the grand jury guard on the third ballot yesterday
"The'attitude of the company is at ! af-ernoon by Smith L. Vonfossen of
this time undisclosed. It is not known j Beardstown.
whether it desires to prosecute those : A rumor ,n p'thlan cJrc,c ''
guilty of perpetrating frauds or noticago that there WOuId be PPoslUoD
The city's interest in the investigation t to Henry P' Ca,dwe11 of tnat cU7 for
Is due to the fact that It is entitled to i grand keePer of recorda nd sea3
55 per cent of the net earnings of the i brouht four or flve P"mnent menv
street railway companies." j bera from ther ,n ha8te- Mr-
(Caldwell was nominated for the 37th
Dunne Selects Peoria Man.
Springfield. III., Oct. 23. Governor
Dunne yesterday announced the ap
pointment of J. B. McKlernan of Pe
oria to membership as a hoisting en
gineer of the state mining board. He
succeeds Martin IJn3ky of Streator.
16 MORE INDICTED
IN BALLOT FRAUD
Chicago. Oct 23. Sixteen Indict
ments were returned today by a spe-i
! cial grand jury la connection with the
investigation of alleged election frauds
in November, 1912. More than fifty
Indictments, some of them prominent
politicians, were previously returned
in the case.
One Seriously Stabbed and Two
Others Badly Beaten in the
Calumet, Mich., Oct 23. During a
strikers' parade this morning in the
Calumet district, deputy sheriffs who
were escorting men lo "work were at
tacked by. the striker. Deputy RanPT"
doln was seriously stabbed .and three
other deputies badly beaten. There
were 14 arrests, including one woman.
The disorder was the most serious in
weeks. Late last night four strikers
were arrested by militiamen in Kewee
naw county. It is alleged they shot at
a non-union man at Allouez with the
intention of intimidating him. There
were two more arrests at Allouez this
morning on order of General Abbey.
A Chicago & Northwestern passen
ger train bringing a coach load of
strike breakers for the Calumet Hecla
company was stoned by several hun
dred strikers when it reached Hough
ton today. Sixty-eight windows in
the train were broken. None of the
passengers was hurt
Three-Day Affair Planned at
Chicago Next Year Officers
Elected at Decatur.
Decatur, 111., Oct. 23. Chicago will
be the scene of a three-days' demon
stration next year at the celebration
01 tne Illinois Knigius oi ryinias goi-
to make arrangements for the celebra
tion. It will be held on the lake front
consecutive year, however, he was
elected by acclamation.
W. J. Ratledge of Chicago was the
successful candidate for grand trustee
an1 William G. Kdens of Chicago and
John J. Brown of Vandalia were elect
ed grand representatives.
Other officers elected were:
Grand vice chancellor Thomas Wil
Grand prelate- Augustus A. Hart
Grand master of exchequer Millard
F .Dunlap, Jacksonville.
Grand master-at-arms J. J. Reeve,
Grand inner guard Walter C. Hayes,
Elgin Women Cast First Vo.e.
Elgin. 111., Oct. 23. The women of
tTg'n p ayed an important part yester
day in a referendum election at which
1 f 162,000 worth of boads were author-
OF SECOND MAGNITUDE
ized for the installation of a municipal
power plant and lighting system. Ot
the 6,000 women of voting age in El
gin 1,064 vo'ed. It was their first
ballot under the new suffrage law.
EARLY VOTE SEEN
BY LLOYD GEORGE
Chancellor Believes Woman's
Suffrage Will Eventually Be-
come Law in England.
Swindon, . Eng. Chancellor of the
Exchequer Lloyd George believes a
measure giving parliamentary suffrage
to women in the British Isles will be
come a law within a short time, but
not during the present parliament.
.The "arson squad" of militant siuT
fragets today set fire to and destroyed
the sports pavilion of Brlston univer
sity. ARREST FIVE FOR
A TRIPLE MURDER
Chicago Police Believe They
'Have Grand Rapids Store
Chicago, 111., OcU. 23. Roy Black
burn and wife, Dennis Kleenan .and
two others whose names are being
suppressed, were arrested here today
for implication, say the police, in a
triple murder incident to the robbery
of the jewelry store of J. B. Thomp
son at Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 18.
Blackburn is said to be identified by
an employe of Thompson. The jew
elry netted the perpe'rators $5,000.
John A. Thompson and Edward SmiCh,
clerks, were shot dead and Paul Town
send, a watch repairer, fatally wound
ed. The robbery was in the afternoon
while many people were passing the
THAW IS INDICTED
. New York, Oct. 2. A blanket In
dictment charging Harry Thaw and
four others with conspiracy in con
nection with his escape from Mattea
wan was returned to the grand jury
this afternoon. It will be used by
William T. Jerome in an effort to ex
Washington, D. C. Oct 23. Presi
dent Wilson issued his first Thanksgiv
ing proclamation today, designating
Thursday, Nov. 27. as Thanksgiving
BRESNAHAN TO BE
Chicago, 111., Oct 23. Roger Bres
nahan. ca cher of the Chicago Na
tionals, will manage the Brooklyn
Nationals next season, according to a
report printed here this morning.
Cincinnati. Ohio. Oct 23. President
Murphy of the Chicago Nationals de
nied Bresnahan would have charge of
the Brooklyn club.
JURORS ARE TOLD
State's Last Witness Says
Widow Told Him Admiral Put
Hundred Men Awa'y.
Plymouth, Mass., Oct. 23. The
prosecution closed Its case yesterday
In me trial of Jennie May Eaton
'Mrrf'1 "-ithnJ" Tymrdai- fJiPr hiia.,
Dana, ntUV,muirai-josepu - r.uiuu
The defense will begin the presenta
tion of Its case this afternoon at 2
The state's, last witness, Ralph P.
Keyes, husband of Mrs. Eaton's older
daughter, June, testified that be once
heard Mrs. Eaton tell his wife that the
admiral had "put away" more than
100 men on his ship at one time by
mems of poison.
Keyes said the particular conversa
tioa referred to took sjace on the
n.'ght of Wednesday night, March 5,
three days before the admiral's death.
According -to the witness, Mrs. Eaton
came to his home in Medford to eee
Juna on that Wednesday, and as the
latter had left for Assinippi to vioit
her mother. Mrs. Eaton remained in
T.Isdford until June returned home
' In the 'conversation which ensued
between the mother and daughter,
Keyes testified that he heard June say
she had just had a talk with the ad
miral In Assinippi and that he told
her he was going to Europe soon. June
also said, according to her husband's
testimony, that the admiral asked her
whether she cared if her mother and
her husband were "put out of the
"I'll have to go down and look after
him," was Mrs. Eaton's comment in
reply to June's story, as Keyes heard
Keyes testified that Mrs. Eaton went
to AsHinipp! tne next morning. The
admiral died on the following Satur
The prosecution contends that the
first dose of poison was given to the
admiral Thursday. 9 .
A number of letters alleged to have
been written by Mrs. Eaton at various
times in which the admiral was pic
tured as an insane man with a mania
fcr poisoning were read by the prose
cution. CHURCH DIVISION
Governor Baldwin Fights Con
gregational Proposal for a
City, Oct. 23. Disagree
ment nn tho lmnliraniHi miMitlnn
loomed at the national council of Con-i nounced tne constitutionalists had aur
gregational churches here today when ' roundcd Monterey. Mexico, and expect
Governor Baldwin of Connecticut an-i1 to as8ult that city today. Mon
nounced himself opposed to the recom-! terey " th m08t Important city In
mendatlons of the committee on tem-j norlhern Mexico.
eral constitution prohibiting the man
ufacture and sale of liquor in the
United States. Baldwin Is said to have
a substantial following. He contends
the amendment is contrary to the
wboli spi:-it of government
Delayed Vessels In Port
Duluth, Minn., Oct 23. Vessels ar-l
riving today were covered with snow. ;
Practically all of the delayed fleet is!
now In port
DIAZ HAS HAT
IN CENTER IN
Washington is Watching
Developments in His
HOLD ELECTION OCT. 26
Confidence Expressed " That
Friendly Understanding Will
Be Reached With England.
Washington, D. C, Oct 23. Devel
opments attending General Felix
Diaz's attempts to campaign for the
Mexican presidency, and the latest
turn in the situation of the Uniled
States and Great Britain for the lat
ter's attftude toward Mexico, engaged
the attention of President Wilson and
In conferences during the day the
disposition of all officials was to main
tain absolute silence. In regard to
inquiries by. Ambassador Page at Lon
don it was indicated that, the whole
afiair would be handled In the quiet
realm . of diplomacy. No official ex
pression of policy was looked for on
the subject either from London or
Washington. There is confidence that
a friendly understanding will result.
As the Mexico election on Oct. 26
approaches the administration here is '
in a waiting mood. Secretary Bryan
today directed Charge O'Shaughnes
sey at Mexico City to use his good of
fices with the Huerta government to
obtain a fair triaj for Denial and
Eyarsto Madero, brothers of the late
president arrested yesterday at Mon
terey . .
IKGE SPEEDY DISCLAIMER.
London. Eng., Oct. 23. Absence of
any definite lead from British official
quarters, newspaper comment on the
Mexican situation today -was generally
UmUjCed.. to a' brief paragraph ques
tioning the genuineness of alleg
ed interview given by Sir Lionel Gar
den, British minister to Mexico, in
which he is said to have remarked
that, the "Washington government
does not understand the situation of
Mexico." Most of the papers urge t
speedy disclaimer of the interview,
declaring that the Americans, being
nearer the spot, are better able than
Great Britain to judge where the shoe
The Pall Mall Gazette says: "We
ought to recognize British interests In
Mexico merely as commercial, while
those of the United States are na
tional, and therefore paramount. The
friendship of the United States is more
important to Great Britain than any
Ambassador Page said bfe&id no in
tention of going to the BrVtiijh foreign
DOIBT AI.I.KGKO I Vl'ICIt V I KTVV.
Not a word has been beard here offi
cially in regard to an alleged inter
view given by S!.- Lionel Garden,
British, minister to Mexico, to which
dispatches from Washington say the
United States government takes excep
tion, and no action will be taken in
this direction unless the British gov
ernment's attention Is drawn to tho
matter officially. Diplomatic circles
here cannot believe a man of the ex-
Icize the policy of another government..
The government has great confidence
in Garden. Foreign Minister Grey has
gene to the country for a brief vaca
tion, and this action would indicate
he does not consider the situation ser
ious. KKBKI.H WII'K HIT VII.KttiE.
Mexico City, Oct. 23. Revolution
ists yesterday murdered the entire
population of about fifty in the villas
of Chercn, at Zieurla, in the state of
.Micboacan, while they were defending
a church against looters, who burned
the village to the ground.
The rebels are reported to have kill
ed all members of a small garrison
scuth of Neuvo Iaredo. Three of the
victims a lieutenant and two soldiers
were forced to march several miles
after -the rebels had skinned the soles
off their feet. They were then be
headed with machets because they re
fused to shoot for Carranza.
TO ATTACK HOSTKRKY.
Dallas, Texas, Oct. 23. A dispatch
to the Times Herald from a reliable
source on the Mexican border an-
40 SAILORS LOST
IN BOTHNIA GULF
Helslngfors, Finland, Oct. 22. Forty
sailors and passengers went down with
the Finish steamer West K us tea
which struck a reef la the gulf of,
Bothnia today. No on was rescued,!