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VOL LI V. NO. 83 : NORWICH, CONN., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1912 7 ;
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ROOSEVELT AND CLARK SWEEP STATE
Illinois Voters Declare Emphatically For the Ex
President and the Speaker of the House
THE VOTE WAS FIVE TO
Colonel Carries the Ward of Congressman McKinley, Taft's
Campaign Manager Clark Beats Wilson About Two to
One Senator Dixon Declares That This Result Ends
Taft's Campaign Deneen Beats Lorimer Candidate.
Chicago. .April . Winners In the
Illinois primary, advisory and direct
rrlnuiry elections tonight, as indicated
ly Hulltcient returns to wnrra-nt a pre
diction, are aa follows:
For President Theodore Roosevelt,
republican; Champ Clark, democrat.
For United States Senator L. T.
fcr-ennau. republican; J. JL. Lewis,
democrat t uncontested).
For Governor Charles !4. Deneen,
T publican; Kdward F, Dunne, dem
Vote 5 to 2 for Roosevelt.
Colonel Roosevtit's state managers
iMainv-d li is majority of President
T;ift as from 100,000 to 1SO.000. Re
turns indicate bis vote wae m-arly five
t j two of that for TafU Presidential
delegates wcrp not named on tbe bal
lots and will be elected by congres
sional districts and at largo, the ef
fect of today's vote beiu gonly to
C rve as a guide to party officials as
Indicating party feeling. Clark's vote
3as about twice that of Wilson's.
Sherman's Lead Slight.
sjlcrnuin's lead over Cullom for the
advisory vote for Vnttod States sen
ator as small, and complete returns
(rum out in the state, might overturn
the apparent result at midnight,
Deneen Beat Lorimer Candidate.
Governor Deneen's chief fisht was
fcgainst Sub-Treasurer Leu Ismail, re
Ji i-red to in the campaign as a can
didate of Senator Lorimer. Advices
e.x hours after the polis closed indi
cate Governor Dene- ' i won from
t-.nall about j j in the state. John
U. Waymnn also made a strong; tight,
J- iuing .Small in Cook county, which
contains 14a'j of the stato's 460 elec
t precincts. Deneen's indicated
majority in Cook county was 28,000.
Dunne's Majority Not Large.
The c rawratlc contest for governor
avtVrtd mora oppurtuiy for conjao-tj-e
a. midnight. Dunne had an In-t.ca.e-l
tinjortty of 61.UC0 in Cook
t'iin;, bu'. Alschutei', his nearest
competitor, appeared to be running so
wl in the siate that conservative
e:i:i,a'u"i nf Dunnes majority were
Jnni l",i"U lo 20,ei0 in the state,
I aidwe t No gathered in many bal
Iti" in the lower part of the stale.
Bcosevelt Carried McKinley's Ward.
le.nn.' tlt carried the home ward of
Coi!.risiii;'ri William 11. McKinley,
I.iIl's campaign manager, iu Cham
('iisn; he was as (-uccessful in the
-e fiat cut h congressional district,
wide ((..!. J "rank 1 nnili, the Tail
at- manager, lives, and In Speaker
i .ph G. Cannons home city of Dan
vl. i; Roof-volt polled 1844 to Taft's
LaFollette Polls Small Vote.
Senator Roorit 'if. LaFolletta of
i-nnj!i polled a fmnll vote. In
". einint. where it appeared heav
. t. tlie V isconsin senator had an
it; I arent vote of 14.4PI. where Koose
v:'. annron- vo'.o was 4144. and
t-.fli Tat' 6i.iK4.
ENDS TAFT CAMPAIGN."
Senator Dixon Says It Will Be Suicidal
to Force His Nomination.
M . i-'" i.t' in. .April 9. senator Jlx
fcr.. tiianasr of the Koowevelt cam
psi'cn eoinmii'-, made the following
"i.ano' I '-ouhl;. an have declared
f'-r :" '".'e!i as their nominee for
p.-ciieii' Itv r.-. re than 100,9'K) ma'
1 rity. Th- r.vei-wlieUaitMc repudia-
:m of Taf- by the republicans of
LKnois ends tlio Tatt campaign for
"Wiiiwr legitimate primary'
y: essi-vi ia. been nati, the report of
C t- r ii.olvan voters have utterly re-l-.iidUied
Taf:. in .Xorlli Dakota, Tuft
l-erted l.ln votes out of a total of
IT.O"0. In Wisconsin, the republican
voters reccdiaied Tai't's ciaim by 70.
)0o majority. The Illinois republicans
repdii his claim f.ir renunii nation
jiy nver lOO.n.ii). Certainly no repub-ir-an
iearter can longer doubt that an
attempt to force Taft's nomination un
i ler these eir linistances would be sui-l-!;ial
for rtie i'publiean party. Roose
'Teit will be renominated at Chicago,
; str.d w ill be triumphantly elected in
t tbe T;ift head'iBaiters no state
jnieni or ctimmcnt was mads on the
' The loos--elt hearlquartars was
I f 'taririjiil with telegrams from Koose
. velt mi-ri:iif"r ami workers in lllj
tio.J" and tnniughniit the country, con
!t"tnK "'form. it im as to the Illinois
..,.,(,. sn 'ontratuiaiims tirxm th out -
' -r K-w tit tiis heavy "iar- vole
fi'Wid rn Illinois wan conveyed t.n
froe.iker "rk bj tle;ihon.
"TliHt s the beet nc-ns 1A beani
ii iir t h jiisl baby wh.s bi n.'' sa 'd
'Uc" speaker, in an emphatic tone.
ftAYNOR FOR PRESIDENT,
; York Delegation May
1Sm at Baltimore.
i New York. April 9. With
f;rn of diaries i'. Jlurph.
Tammanv hall, from Allan .i
-as diclarcd that if the .ni.iwi, of
the party leaders are Ioliowei. tuore
s every reason to tmlieve li" .' will
be. New York's 19 deiet-aie; is the
vle'roocratic national convention will
g to Baltimore unpledged lo any
r.mdiijate for thi) presidential noinl?
D.. ti n.
In addition to the four delegates at
lsrgc lo be chosen by the mate con
vention which will assemble mra on
Thursday, the delegates I'sotn t!:s 43
congressional districts will be named
bv the i.-:. !! les to the state conven
4:or. i ii'eei,t!i.- 'he ys-'eiulily dis-t-..
i- e. iMi riM!:e the various mtif-n-
.ti.i! .1. is aid tile dePttutirt and
n aU.i ' !e le-i NVlli be confirmed
a; , tin!., i rdicleil by leading
tooay that ;l.c speech of
r William" J. Gaynor before the
iinU Democratic chili, which is to
.....t. i. : . .1.. . f ml,...,.
Ci !.T.Jle llie infill on i mitt .v oi j iiwiii-a-t
.Vif rsop. at a dinner at the Waldorf
jut.iria on next Saturday evening.
VeuU fe tfle tKiml announcement tf
TWO FOR ROOSEVELT
his candidacy for the presidential
nomination. It is declared by close
friends of the leaders, Including those
of Mr. Murphy ,that the ninety dele
gates from New York, even though,
as seems probable, they are to go to
Baltimore uninstructed, will vote for
Jlavor Gaynor. It was pointed out
today that friends of Mayor Gaynor
already have engaged rooms at a Bal
timore hotel and that headquarters
will be opened there In the interest of
Mayor Gaynor, should he consent to
be a candidate for the presidential
RESOLUTION FOR TA.FT,
But New York Delegation Will Not Be
Rochester, N. T., Ajpril J. New
York's state delegates at large to the
republican national convention will not
be Instructed t vote for the renomina
tion of President Taft Instead,-the
committee on resolutions of the repub
lican state convention voted almost
unanimously tonight to report a reso
lution to the convention tomorrow fa
voring his renomination and urging the
entire state delegation to carry out the
Asserts That He Will Have Solid Ar
New York, April The Harmon
press bureau here issued the following
"Despite the ciaim of other candi
dates, Arkansas will send her solid
delegation of 18 to the democratic na
tional convention at Baltimore pledged
to Governor Harmon. A telegram re
ceived at the Harmon national head
quarters from Meyer Solmson, secre
tary of the Arkansas Harmon organ
isation, announced that Saturday's
county conventions throughout the
state resulted In a complete victory for
Harmon and the elimination of Wilson.
Clark has 175 delegates to the state
convention out of Bid."
SPLIT EVEN IN VERMONT. .
Captures One District
Roosevelt the Other.
Montpelicr, Vt, April 9. Half the
Vermont delegates to the Chicago con
vention were chosen today, and Taft
and Koosevelt supporters split even
in the struggle for control. The dele
ftatlon -will be completed tomorrow at
the state convention, with the choice
of the four delegates at large. The
Taft delegates were elected In the
First district by a majority of 7S,
while Roosevelt men won in the Sec
ond district by a majority of thirty
As a large number of the delegates
who tock pert m both distriet con
ventions today will attend the state
convention Taft leaders tonight claim
ed that their majority of total vote
would hold good tomorrow and give
them the 3tate delegation. Onl the
other hand, the Koosevelt leaders said
that many new delegates would take
part In the state contest and that they
had a lighting chance for the four
delegates at large. Roosevelt dele
gates hare celebrated their district
victory tonight with a rally in the
armory, at which Gov. Robert P. Bass
of New Hampshire and Judge Colby of
-ew lorn, were the speakers.
BOTH CLAIM MICHIGAN.
3tate Convention to Be Held at Bay
Detroit, lOch., April 9.Botb Taft
and Roosevelt forces are claiming vie
tory in the republican state conven
tion to be held in Bav Citv Thnrsdav
;tnd cA faction is expected to put up
a determined fight to sustain its con
tention. The Taft men today claimed
Sal of the 1,812 delegates to the con
vention. The Roosevelt followers In
sist that they have 450 delegates
pledged to their cause, and with the
delegation of 191 from Wayne county,
a. total of 842. The Taft forces are
contenting the Roosevelt delegation
from Wayne, and have their own del
egation of 192 representing the coun
ty. Maine Conventions Today.
Bangor, Me., April 9. Both Taft
and Roosevelt supporters reaffirmed
confidence tonight in the outcome of
the state and three district conven
tions which are to be held here to
morrow. Neither side was willing to
concede a majority of th delegates
to the other; but thera was a feeling
that after one ballot In the state con
vention to show th respective
Ktreoglh of Ui candidates.
Mysterious Death of Richmond Man.
Aiaysvilte, Ky., April 9 The coro-
Jier began today an investigation into
t he death of Richard Hnry, said to be
a. member of a prominent family of
i Richmond, va., wnosa body was found
I on a street oi Maysvilte Ja3t night,
i Death was caused by puiton, but
tihciiier self-administered or othor-
w'se llas not 'keen ascertained. The
! "oner intimated that sensational
it . lupmeiua may resuit from hit; in-
Seclton Elects Democratic Judge,
Bheiton. Conn., April 9. Leroy B.
Uoulthrop, democrat, was today elected
judge of probate at a special election
held to fill the unexpired term f the
late Judge David A, NUihoIa, Mr,
Yloullhrop is also warden of tha ber-
ouch. The vote was: Moullhrop. dem
ocrat, 441; J. Frank Terew, republican,
394; S. B. Bcardsley, socialist, 48,
Worcester Man Dreps Dead,
Middletown, Conn., April 9. James
P. Ryan, aged i'S, who came here from
iV'oret'Hier. Mats., wlisre he had - se
cured employment at a local faiilory
ii-opped dead tonight from heart disease-
Edward Kinsman, ono of the men
who took part In tho recent t3,60Q
taxleab roWbury at. Now York, was sent
to Sing Sin-s prison yesterday for
tlntee years and six months. He tura
ltd toforsa OH h eht'a-
London, April 1. The March state
ment of the board of trad shows an
Increase of $13,24J,500 in import and
a decrease of $749,500 in exports.
Shanghai, China. April Charles
W. Eliot, president emeritus ol Har
vard university, with his party, who
have been here for about a week, sail
ed this morning for Tien Tein en the
way to Pcitlng.
Santiago, Chile, April 9. Paxton P.
Hibben, secretary of the United States
legation here, Is acting as charge
d'affaires during the absence of United
States Minister Henry P. Fletcher, who
has leu lor euenog Aires, Argentina,
Berlin, April 9. A yery severe storm
is raging along the coasts and
throughout the interior of Germany.
In the course of last night two freight
steamers sank and a third went
aground on the coast of the Island of
Cairo, Egypt, April 9. A large num
ber of passengers were drowned last
evening by the sinking of a Nile ex
cursion steamer after a collision with
another steamer in the vicinity of the
great dam on the river about 15 miles
to the northwest of Cairo and a few
miles from K&lyub.
Colonel Talks of Federal Patronage to
Pittsburg, Pa., April 9. "No more
scandalous abuse of federal patronage
has1 ever been seen than we have seen
her in the last two months." said The
odore Roosevelt in referring to the
government's course in a speech to
night. He charged that the national
Taft bureau was making an effort to
use the forest service politically and
said that It was Impossible that the
bureau could be acting "without the
cordial support and approval of the
He also asserted that In Kentucky
postmasters had been "engaged in the
lowest kind of election frauds." His
information came, he Bald, from Ed
ward O'Rear, former chief Justice of
Kentucky. He added that failure Im
mediately to suspend the officers In
question, to disavow their actions and
to refuse to profit by them must in
evitably make the administration ac
cessory to the outrageous infamy set
forth by the former chief justice of
"Of course, this case is merely illus
trative," Colonel Roosevelt said, "of
what has been attempted in every
branch of the government service."
Colonel Koosevelt referred to the
tarilf, saying that Its prime Justifica
tion must be the protection which it
afTords for worklngmen. He had advo
cated workingmen's compensation laws
and defended the principles which he
has proposed affecting the courts.
BEACH TO RETURN
TO FACE CHARGE.
His Lawyers Characterize It aa "A
New York. April 9. Frederick O.
Beach, the broker and society man.
who is charged with attempting to kUI
nis wire, ana wno, with Mrs. Beach.
is now in London, will return to this
country to meet the charges apalnst
him, according to a statement made
tonight by his lawyers. The statement
Mr. Beach, accompanied by his
wife, went abroad on the 8d inst., in
tending to return 4out the first of
June. The trip was made for his wife's
health. They intend to make a short
stay in London and then Join friends
on the continent. We are authorized
to say that Mr. Beach will return in
ample time to t et the preposterous
charges against him. In the mean
time the pubjic will be trusted to see
the cruel absurdity of the whole pro
Beaches Leave for Part.
London, April 9. Frederick O.
Beach, the Wall street broker, against
whom a warrant has been issued in
Aiken, S. C, charging him with assault
and battery with intent to kill his wife,
has arrived in London with Mrs, Ca
Mr. and Mrs. Beach, after consulting
with friends, suddenly decided to quit
London, and took the night boat at
Dover en route to Paris. It is under
stood that their original intention was
to spend several days in London.
COAL OPERATORS HOLD
TWO HOUR CONFERENCE.
Mapped Out Plan of Action for Con
ference With Miners.
New York. April 9. For nearly two
hours members of the anthracite coal
operators' special committee conferred
in the office of Presihent Baer of the
Philadelphia and Reading railroad
here today. The discussion was nre-
liminary to a Joint conference with the
representatives of the miners in Phil
adelphia, tomorrow. The committee
was fully represented and it was un
derstood the situation was eone over
careiuuy, tHit at the conclusion of the
conference no information was given
out as to what had been done, or as
to what proposition, if any, would ba
maae to the miners tomorrow. Indi
rectly through representatives of tha
operators It was said thath their atti
tude was inclined to be compromising
over the wage question, but that there
was no Changs in tne ofilinal attitude
In regard to the recognition of the
Former Student Held for Forgery,
Haven, Conn., April 9 Plnkor
ton detectives tonight arrested W. I.
Howard, aged fi. of 44 High street,
charged with forgery, Howard was
formerly a student at the Sheffield
Scientific sflheol. It is alleged that he
forgtd three checks of 115, $!i0 and
$10) on thfl Fifth Avenue National
bank of Now York, made returnable
to the First National bank in this
city, In default of ll.&BO bail ha was
Alleged Counterfeiters Caught.
Washington, April 9 My the arrest
or fatncK Aiettrata at i'aa River,
Mass ., and Ills 17 year old son, Joseph,
at Broekton, Mass., charged with
counterfeiting, seeret service emoials
believe they have traced the source of
the counterfeit half dollars whioh have
been extensively circulated in Massa
Mexican Rebels Routed,
Mexico City, April 8. Rebel farces
were routed from the town of Jojutia,
Morelos, an important commercial con
ter today, and 609 ef the number were
killed in the battle, according to de
spatches made public at tha depart
ment of the interior tonight.
Miss Mary B, McDavid, aged 35, a.n
assistant in the Augusta, Me., city li
brary, died yesterday irom the effects
of terrible burns inflicted with suicidal
intent. The young woman poured ker
osene oil over her head and shoulders.
and then ibcust be? bead in tho ur.
Fists Used In
A Caucus Fight
TWO THOMPSON VI LLE REPUBLI
CANS GET STRENUOUS.
JUDGE MAKES TROUBLE
Attempted to Foroe His Way Into Hall
Despite Checkers Uproar Follows
and Blows Are Struck.
Tllompsonvlllo, Conn.. April 8. The
republican caucus tonight was marked
by the victory of Representative
Thomas O. Alcorn over Judge L. W.
Morrison for chairman of the town
committee; a fistic encounter in which
the participants were Mr. Alcorn and
Town Clerk Hiiditch, and the instruc
tion of the four delegates to the state
convention to be held at New Haven
Trouble Was Expected.
In view of the fact that Judnte Mor
rison, Town Clerk Hiiditch and ether
republicans had been stricken from the
caucus roll for their alleged activities
for the citisens' party last fall, it was
expected that there would be trouble
at the caucus tonight, and Frankljn
hall was packed before the time came
for the meeting to be called to order.
Judge Starts an Uproar.
Shortly after 8 o'clock Judge Morri
son and Town Clerk Hiiditch appeared
at the door. The checkers were sta
tioned outside the hall, seated at ta
bles. When the names of Morrison and
Hiiditch were read the checkers re
fused to pass them. It is said that
Judge Morrison then attempted to pas
mio me nam ana that Chief of Police
Bromage pushed him aside. In the
meantime the crowd inside the hall
surged to the door to see the trouble
and the crowd from without also push
ed forward, effectually blocking the
passage and causing a great uproar.
Blows Finally 8truek.
Representative Alcorn, who was tem
porary chairman of the town commit
tee, went to the door and tried to ex
postulate with Judge Morrison. Words
passed between them, Judge Morrison
maintaining that the checking system
was illegal. Mr. Alcorn was firm in
refusing to admit the Judge. Words
also passed between Mr. Hiiditch and
Mr. Alcorn, ana soon blows were
struck, Chief of Police Bromage finally
Eaoh Blames the Other.
Mr. Alcorn says that Hiiditch hit him
first, and the latter claims that Alcorn
was the aggressor. The , .lice had dif
ficulty in clearing tha hallway and
there was more trouble between Chief
Bromage and Pirst Selectman J. Fran
cis Brown. Mr. Brown claims that he
was acting as special officer and that
the chief pushed him out of the hall.
Morrison Faction Beaten.
Finally, however, the hall was clear
ed and quiet restored. Mr. Alcorn
called the meeting to order and called
for nominations for moderator. The
names of M. W. Bushnell and Attorney
H. P. Fletcher were presented, Mr.
Bushnell wtnnin by 29$ to 163. Mr.
Fletcher was supposed to represent the
so-called Morrison faction.
Four Delegates for Taft.
Mr. Bushnell called for nominations
for town chairman, and Thomas G.
Alcorn was unanimously elected, the
test vote for moderator showing the
sentiment to be against the so-called
Morrison faction. The following were
elected delegates to the state conven
tion, Instructed to work for the nomi
nation of President Taft: Representa
tive T. O. Alcorn, Representative
George Simpson, Jr., W. B, Johnson
and P. J, Smith.
BOSTON MAN ATTAINED
WEIGHT OF 850 POUNDS.
Death Resulted Yesterday from Fatty
Degeneration of Heart.
Boston, April 9. The abnormal
weight of S50 pounds attained by
Abraham Sodekson caused his death
today from fatty degeneration of the
heart. This was the 26th anniversary
of his birth in the North End, where he
had always lived. Four weeks ago,
when taken ill. Sodekson weighed 434
pounds. During his sickness it is esti
mated that he gained in weight at the
rate of 20 pounds a day.
TO MAKE A BOMB.
Is Now in Hospital With Hand Torn
and Knee Injured.
f fJrnnTff1rtl Crtnn A niHI O Trtanli
Holland, aged 18, who had read of the
manufacture of bombs in the news
papers, made one today with disastrous
results to himself. He put some gun
powder in a plec of gaspipe and tried
to see 11 it would work." It did. He
is In the Greenwich general hosp'tal
wltn nla ngnt nana torn and his. fc.iee
Injured. Physicians say his Injuries
are not serious.
Ex-Mayor Fisher Beten.
Mlddletown, Conn., April 9. In tha
largest democratic caucus In recent
years, former Mayor Willard C. Fish
er, who is also professor of political
economy at Wesfeyan imiversity, and
who headed a delegation of six "pro
gressive" candidates to the democrat
ic state convention, was tonight de
feated by a delegation headed by
Humphrey S. O'Connor. The result
means that Mr. O'Connor will be tbe
next state central committeeman from
Penguin Eggs Not Admitted.
WasMnston, April 9. A shipment
of penguin ergs from South Africa,
delicacies Intended to tickle the pal
ates of some of the epicures of' the
country, have been refused entrance at
New York by the customs officials.
As the eggs were Intended for food.
not for breading purposes, they could
not jawiuuy be admitted.
Porto Rico Wants Birds.
"Washington, April B. Porta Rico
has requested tne department ef agrl
cult'jre to make a study ef the in
land's needs and recommend soma va
rieties of birds which would prove of
value to the farmers ef the Island. The
biological survey has sent ene of its
experts to Perto Rioa te look in& the
Baby Left en Deerstea,
New Haven, April 8 Officer Lippin
cott tonight found a fine looking baby
boy, about two months old, finely
uiessea in sun ana contentedly drink
ing frem a milk bottle on the door.
step at the house. No. 26 Cedar street
There are no marks of identification
on tne ciothing,
Great Britain ExoerUd Seas wekfe
f JT.'.t'DSI.IISIf in ifny
Grew Forced to
FIRE - FIGHTING ON ONTARIO
DUE TO RISING SEAS
Member) of Crew Taken to New Lon
donOne Found to B Missing
May Flood Holds Today.
Moirtatik Point, L. I April 9 Ris
ing seas forced the abandonment late
tonight of the steamer Ontario, which
was run ashore while on fire to save
her passengers. Eight members of
the crew took refuge on the 'revenue
cutter Acushnet and the remainder
were taken aboard the wrecking tug
Tasco, for New London. x
Began to Touch Bottom.
The Acushnet stood by until she
began to touch bottom with every
swell and then cast off. Shortly after
ward the Tasco and ,tha lighter on
which considerable of the cargo of tho
steamer had been placed, also pulled
away, and the start was made at
once for New London.
May Flood Holds Today.
The water which was poured into
the hold of the steamer in a steady
sream all day long had little appar
ent effect on the fire. It is probable
that the wreckers will return to the
vessel tomorrow, - and they may be
obliged to cut through the hull below
the water line to flood the holds and
extinguish, the flames. This, It is be
lieved now, Is the only way in which
the complete destruction of the steam
er can be averted.
One of Crew Missing.
One member of the crew of the On
tario is missing, and it is feared
that he has been accidentally left
aboard the burning steamer. The
Ditch Plains life saving station has
been notified and asked to send a
boat out to the vessel. Th discovery
chat all of the crew wero not ac
counted for was made while the rev
enue cutter Acushnet and tho tug
Tasco were en route to New London.
Word was at once sent by wireless
to tlie life savers, and the Acushnet
announced that as soon as she has
landed those of the crew which she
has on board at New London she will
return to the Ontario.
May Be a Total Loss.
Tugs" tonight were still pouring wa
ter into the hold of the steamship, and
simultaneously the lightering of her
cargo, which took Are shortly before
she was beached off here early Mon
day morning, was progressing. There
la a chance that the vessel never will
Sleeping at New? London Hotels.
New London, Conn.. April 9. When
officers of the Ontario came to count
the creir after the arrival of the
Acushnet here they found one man
missing out of the 37. The revenue
cutter has left the harbor and will go
back to the wreck. Captain Bond does
not think the sailor, whose name is not
known, ia dead, but that he is probably
on one of the Scott company's wreck
The members of the crew are sleep
ing at local hotels ond will go to
Providence in the morning, where they
will be paid off.
AMAZING FEATURE OF
PARCELS POST BILL.
Costs Mora to Send Fourteen Ounce
Paokage Than a Pound.
Washington, April 9 With every
prospect of long and spirited debate.
the house today began consideration of
the postoffice appropriation bill carry
ing $259,827,749, provisions for a rural
parcels post, steel mail cars after 1917,
an eight hour day for clerks and car
riers in first and second class offices.
Increases in pay for rural carriers and
other hard fought reforms.
Interest centered on the rural parcels
post provision and Chairman Moon
freely admitted it was tha opening
wedge and an experiment
Representative Murdock of Kansas.
to the amazement of his colleagues,
pointed out that the bill did not reneal
the present rate of twelve cents a
pound on packages.
Under this, said na, a man who
goes to the postoffice with a fourteen
ounce package with twelve cents post
age will be told that the package needs
fourteen cents. He can add two ounces
to the package, making it weigh a
pound, ana send it tor twelve cents.
The bill so specifies and you oan't get
The debate took a wide ranere and
was participated In by Representatives
Week, of Massachusetts, Mondell of
Wyoming, Greg of Pannsylvanla, as
well as Chairman Moon and Mr. Mur
dock. 8TRANGE WOMAN WA3
Mystery Following Death of Professor
Parma Cleared Up.
New York, April 9. Too mystery
stirrounflin ? the identity of the "woman
found in the home of Prof. Ixmis P.
Parma, a musician, after his death
from cerebral hemorrhag on Monday,
was cleared up today when friends
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it Is said that for 24 years or more she
had been a protege of Prof. Parma.
Friends said that the professor had
recognized in her the signs of a mus
ical genius and since she had no near
relatives he took her as a sort of
adopted daughter. Later she became
Irrational and the strain of caring for
her is believed to have aslo upset Par
It was sold today that Parma had
trade a will leaving $30,000 to the
woman. She acts at the hospital in a
hysterical manner and the authori
ties have been unable ta learn any
thin? from her.
White Boy Kills Negro Lad.
Bavannah, Ga., A-pril 9. Samnel
Simms, a seven year old white boy,
was indicted late today for the mur
der of Thomas Grlniff, an eleven year
Old negro boy. The accused lad had
just passed the age ef infancy under
the eGorgia statutes. It is alleged he
shet and killed the little negro be
cause the lattr kicked his pet dog.
Rural Carrier Missing.
Greenwich, Conn., April 9 George
Monohan, formerly of Banbury, a ru
ral freo delivery carrier, has been
missing from his home since Saturday
and there are no clues as to his where
abouts. His aeeeiifits at the pastotflee
sttU is Ha is ft Mttef&flfcH'y rfaa-B.
Sixth Michigan District delegates to
the republican national convention are
instructed for Taft
Attorney General Wickersham "Will
not serve in the cabinet after March 4
next, If President Is te-elected.
Sir Bertrand Dawson, physician to
King George of Great Britain, was a
caller at the White house yesterdav.
Mrs. Simeon Delmel, formerly Olive
Redpath, the actress, told Supreme
Court Justice Newburger in New York
Ninth Kentucky Conarelonl lia.
trict republican convention delegates
to national convention wero Instructed
Fire Caused a Panio In a Concert hall
in Avesnes, Franco, and seven women
and children were trampled to death
in the rush.
A Movement is Well Advanced to
have Christ church, Hartford, con
verted Into a cathedral for the Episco
pal diocese of Connecticut.
Dr. Francis Bacon, one of New Ha
ven's most skilled physicians and sur
geons, Is critically ill, and very little
hope for his recovery is held.
The "Free Pass" Clause of this nub
ile utilities bill was stricken from the
measure in the Rhode Island senate
yesterday after a warm debate.
A, D. Penney, a Lawyer of New Ha
ven, Dut resident in Southport, died
yesterday at the Bridgeport hospital
irom a complication or diseases.
The Widow of the Late Goneral R. C.
urum, who was for many vears sd
jutant general of the army, died in her
nome in 'Maryland, near Washington
Recodification of the
laws is now contemplated by the house
committee on patents in collaboration
with Edward B. Moore, commission
Five Hundred Employes of the Mai
lea'ble iron foundry at Branford, Conn.,
are Idle as the result of a strike of loo
annealers and inspectors for an in
crease in pay.
As a Resuit of Eating Colored Eggs
Mrs. Bertha Brusz and her mother,
both of St. Louis, are dead, and her
husband and their daughter arc in a
Frank Harper of New York, private
coat. She stud she had ordered old
gold embroidered silk lining, and when
the furrier put in just plain silk she
refused to take the garment.
Frank Harper of New York, private
secretary to Colonel Theodoro Roose
velt, was married at Toronto, Out ,
yesterday to Miss Augusta Prime,
daughter of F. A. Prime of that city,
Twenty-three Out of a Band of 73
Mexican rebels, under the leadership
of a man named Martinez, were cap
tured without bloodshed, near Btis
tumcnte, 3S miles south of Monterey.
Rev. Otis O. Wright, for 1 years
rector pf St. John's Episcopal church,
Newton, Conn., has tendered his res
ignation, and intends to retire from
the ministry because of his advancing
Henry Perman was Entombed in the
Manltou mine near Globe, Ariz., by a
cave-in and was compelled to stand
in four feet of water for 97 hours. He
tras kept alive by food sent down
through a pipe.
A Formal Demand Has Been Made
by the clerks of the company on the
New York, New Haven and Hartford
railroad management for a conference
looking to a revision of schedules and
increase of salaries.
Requests on Menu Cards against tip
ping had its first marked effect at
Chicago Monday night, when forty
waiters walked out of the dining room
of tha Illinois Athletic club on Btrike
at the dinner hour.
Intending to End His Life, George
Carlston, u. printer, of Chicago, pur
chased thirty bottles of whiskey, and
was later found unconscious beside,
eight empty bottles. He was lined $15
for attempting suicide.
Dr. Mary C. Walker has so far re
covered from her serious three weeks'
illness that she was ablo to get up
yesterday afternoon, don her frock coat
and top hat and leave New iork tor
her home in Oswego, N. Y.
A Five Story Frame Construction
store and office building at Main and
Colony streets, Meriden, Conn., was
burned yesterday. Loss between $5o
80i) and $75100. The building was own
ed by tlie Seth J. Hall company.
The Voters in Hanoock Township,
'Mich., elected wiiat is probably the
largest'. 1 u stiee of the peace that ever
held office when they elected Louis
Mollanen. He is 7 feet 8 inches tall,
wears an 8 1-4 hat and No. 19 shoos.
When the Seventh Regiment of the
New York National Guard comes on
dress parade Thursday to escort the
body of General Philijj Kearney from
Trinity church yard to City hull they
will wear the Bhakos of tlie Mexican
Town Elections Throughout Califor
nia, with prohibition .is the rnnin issue.
and with woman voting for tho first
t inWi TeSultd in
a victory for the
towns reiKirtiiiff 21
"wets." Of the 3
voted "wet." Women candidates witre
Colonel Benton K. Jamison 1s dead
?t Paltirhurg, Pa., in his 77th year.
During the labor riots of 1S77 he" .-id-vised
President Scott of the Pennsyl
vania railroad to have a steel coach
built for his sifety, from which grew
the steel coach of too'ay.
Dismissed Because Positive Proof
was lacking -when arraigned Monday
fii a charge of having written loiters
to a young wiiite woman, Thomas
Miles, a negro, years oid. was
lynched near the city limits of Shreve
pert, La., during the night.
Claude 6raham Wliiie, the English
aviator, mot with sn accident at Hen
doii aerodoine in Imden. White went
up in a half gale with tv, mechanics
for passengers. A sudden i:t wind
overthrew tho machine. All tbre of
the men were siighily injured.
Edwin W. Packer, Mayor of Long
Branch, N. J., was lined JM0 yester
day, after a. plea of non vuit to an
indit-t-ment charging hint with having
aeceptud money from an asphalt pav
ing company to use his influence in
the awarding of contracts. Tho mayor
also placed his resignation in the
hands of tin? eourt.
FERTILE COTTON FIELDS IN DANGER
Break in Levee at Miller's ' Bend Will Inundate
World's Most Productive District
NEARLY 2,000 MORE SQUARE MILES FLOODED
Breach Near Golden Lake, Ark.,
eral Villages and 500,000 Acres of Rich Farming Land
Thousands of Head of Livestock Perish But No Lost
of Human Life Reported Hundreds Fighting Flood.
The yellow torrent of the Mississippi
river, rushing southward, yesterday
tore another great gash in the Ieoees
guarding the fertile acres of the val
ley. The crevasse occurred sixty milc3
north of Memphis in the embankment
that held the stream oft the central
part of St Francis levee territory in
This new breach that had seemed
imminent for a week or more, simplv
adds to the great flood-reach iu north
east Arkansas. Already part of the
district has been inundated. Appar
ently there will be. no life loss. Never
theless this cannot be determined lor
In the fastnesses of the northeast
Arkansas country are settlements the
outside wo Id rarely ever hears of.
In such places naught of the coming
flood was known. There is a possi
bility that many of such places in the
inundated districts of Arkansas have
been overtaken by the tide. Doubt
less there has been tremendous suf
fering among these water-Imprisoned
The situation south of Memphis
seems unchanged. Revetments guard
ing the great Delta and Yanoo dis
tricts have held linn. The crucial
point in the light was at. Greenville,
north of Vicksourg. Here tho flood
waters threatened to top the levee at
COTTON FIELDS MENACED.
Breach at Millers Bond Wil Inundate
Vicksburg. Miss.. April !). Iong
leads of reinforced dykes guarding the
Delta country's rich shores and nu
merous villages from the stress of the
Mississippi flood held strong tonight.
The day's hardest strife came at .Mill
ers Bend, a few miles above Green
ville, where the yellow tide topped
the crown of the levee several times.
Hundreds of men are fighting the flood
in the reaches above Greenvillo to
night A branch these means the In
undation of the cntral and southern
portions of the World's most fertile
cotton country. Farmers and villag
ers have arranged to flee if a break
occurs. During tho past 24 hours tha
river rose three-tenths of A foot
NEW BRITAIN RE-ELECTS
MAYOR J. M. HALLORAN.
Former Republican Mayor Elected as
New Britain. Conn., April 9 Mayor
Joseph M. Halloran. democrat, was to
day re-elected mayor of New Britain,
defeating Col. A. L. Thompson, repub
lican, by 75 votes, the total vote be
ing 2.51G to a-,411. The republicans,
however, carried all tho other city of
fices and retained a substantial ma
jority In the board of aldermen and
councilmen. The republicans now have
20 men on the boards to 10 by the dem
ocrats, the same as last year.
Considerable Interest was centered
in the campaign of ex-Mayor George.
M. Landers, who was a candidate for
councilman in his ward. II r. Landers
was a re.pubH'an mayor, but he ran
today on the democratic ticket and was
successful. His ward is heavily demo
cratic, but he was cut 23 voles.
The vote for amending the constitu
tion providing that the lieutenant gov
ernor perforin the duties of governor
in case of death, etc., was passed by
620 to 129, and that of adjourning the
legislature in June parsed by 477 to
. THE DAY IN CONGRESS.
Bill to Make Congressmen Disolose
Washington, April 9 The day in
In session 2 p. m.
Representative Broussard told tha
finance committee United States would
lose $160,000,000 If froo sugar bill be
came a law.
Senator Smoot discussed printing law
codification bill, after which Heyburn
amendment to printing bill, lowering
rate for congressional record, was
Incorporation of Rockefeller foanda
tion recomnnended by Judiciary com
mittee. Indian appropriation bill carrying
$7,500,000 passed, lea.ving live appro
priation, bills yet to bo passed.
Secretary of war asked appropria
tion of $3,587,500 for eonstruntlon of
buildings at Panama canal for army
Considoraiion begun on postoffloe
appropriation bll carrying Js.si,
749. Representative I indberrb, charring
Wall street and corporations are con
trolling money trust investigation, in
troduced resolution to compel every
member of house to disclose his busi
ness and corporation affiliations.
Merchant marine committee author
ized Inquiries sent to American diplo
mats for information on foreign steam
ship companies for use in shipping
combine investigation. .
Agriculture committee concluded
hearing grain Interest on kill to pro
hibit speculation in cotton and grafn
futures and began hearing cotton in
terests. Malaria Medicine Made Him Crazy.
Greenwich, Conn., April 9. Hmjl
Bitst, aged 44, became crazed today af
ter taking medicine for malaria and
created some excitement at Mlamo.
Ho said he was George AVsnhington
and parodied the sfreeis in a benifc-arent
attitude. Ho wu taken into otistody.
and later until to tlie Groenwieh hos
pital. His condition is mf serion.
More Smallpox at Neugatuok.
Naitgatuck, Conn., April i. iiuVmoio
ease of smallpox developed tonight, but
it it) expected that several patients
will be discharged ns cured tomorrow,
A large number-or people In l-'.esi-nn
iTHlts were vaccinated today a a pre.
Inundates Two Towns, Sev
Thousands of Head Loet by Break In
Main Line Levee.
Memphis. April 9. P.rfweea jfi)
and 2,000 square mil, including mor
than 500,000 acr-s of rich farming
land in northeaitn Arkstnia In the
Et. Francis basin are affected by
break in the main 11n of the levee
system about fifty mil's north oi
Memphis, near GolU-ra Lake. Ark., to
day. Marked Tree and Wilson, Ark.,
ar fTmndnced and mnny othnr vll
Isges axe threatened. No loss of l!f
Iihh ocourrsd so far j wa known
here tonight Telophor.a linos to .Mark
ed Tree and Wilson are known.
Tlie damjige will nm Into millions.
Thousands of head of livestock
lshed. Boats bearing rescue parties
already are In the part of the flood
ed area nearest Memphis. Pjihmf par
ties have also buen organited end de
"spnhhed from Osceola, Arit, and othor
News from tho other section of
the northern river district tonight in
cheering. Supplies of ten'.s, beJ4:r.g
and clothing arrived in Reeifool Uk
territory of Tennesneo. Refugees
brought from Wyanoke, Ark.. yoter
day, bive beon made comfortable In
The divorsion of a vast quantity of
water into the St rranci basin be
cause of today's brehic srionld afford
relief between Barfleid and Helena,
about 200 miles, at least temporarily.
Towns which experienced naglnaar
say are cortalnly under water Irani
three to ten feet in depth are:
Marked Tree, about 1200 peranas;
Wilson, about 600; Big Lnke, 2;
Der-kervllla, C00; Tyronra, 1.10. Be
sides these, many small settlomen'
are inundated. Indications are th:
Crawfordsvllle, a, town of 400, wU be
At Wilson and Marked Tra e-
tnrge sawmills. The loes to t !. will
probably reach a million dollar. Ttn
territory Is mriTe extensive anil th--devastation.
Ions to proper'?, as w;i
as exposure and hunger, will on a
larger scale than has been re oida in
tlie recent ravages of the river.
STRIKE BALLOTS OF
ENGINEERS POUR IN.
Belief That Majority Vote Will
Favor of Strike.
New York, April 9. IJaliots b,ui
the locomotive eneinetirs of b" rJiroad
east of Chicugo and nortu of the Po
tomac river have i-iut on tho iiutioii
of a strike arrived in New lurk to
night by ttio thousands. Tho result o
the vote, w hich was taken because tli
companios refusod to secede to the en
gineers' ilf-riiujiiln, will probably b
made known on Thursday. Tho ba.iot
wero brought here in chirre of th
chairmen of the various brotherhood.
"It Is a secret ballot. I do not know
even how my own men voted," aid on
of the engineers' chairmen tonight
when asked as to the prooabla rwtuil
of voting. The 1.1,000 or more ba;ioj
were carefully guaro-M. I'DoflVtei
opinion were errressed that th ma
jority would be sho-n In favor ot a
ATTEMPTED TO BURN
A 16 YEAR OLD IOY.
Keepers of a "Blind Tiger" Dowreef to
Gadsden, Ala., April 9. Wnealaf
Boasley and his wife ar under arrast
here today charged with attempting to
Incinerate Era Busby, a. it ynu- old
boy, after b ' had imbibed too mici
liquor in ti u" alleged blind tiger re
sort near h -ft. They feared be would
attract attention, 1t is alleged, and s
placed the drunken boy under a brush
heap which they saturated with coal
oil and fred. His screams wire hjard
and he was respond after h had suf
fered what may be fatal bo roe.
PLENTY OF COAL BEINQ
8H4PPED TO NEW EN QUA HO
Order to 8top Sending Empty Cmr
ta Mines Is Raaeindad.
New Haven, April y Tn frpt? of tbe
Strike of anthracite coal rail) ere, tlie
New York, New Ha van It Hartford
Railroad Co. ta all "bringing consider
able anthracite into New England, a
well as a lanre amount of hitnmliMma
coal, and th order to desist fraaa
sending empty oars t the val ra-lo)
to bq loaded has been reactndad, ,
Edward A. Laemta. ,
Providence, R. I., April wrl ;
A. Loomis, a leading business mac,
died at his home today from heart
trouble. He waa 60 year old and wax
born In Weetfleld, Maes. Ha bad (Mar i
for many years preertdent at the Belcba
t JjMtmia Hardware company and ra
for two year president of thp Ma
England Iron and Hantwara aaayipi
tton. Harry Maaoti SeaweC
Chicago, April I. Harry Moa FK .
Tel, a pioneer MwspapeT maa. dl'
tod (it, aged SI yaan. Born at Al
bany, N. T he antarrad editorial wor'
In Detroit tn 1W2 and la tec cam t
Chicago. Tie asartstad ta stsurtraf
eral CluVago newaparvir. His earl
(nrnerienre formed tne basis of prtb
Usbad rntniJcnaoei sa pioneer Jour-naOxm.
Vandwbflt Cop Rao t Wltn iYae
MnwBtdeea, Wl.. April t, At a
meeting of tha MBwaokaa Anlcxno
Mla eaaociAtlon tonight It waa aa
nooncMd that tha VandsrWlt Ctrp raoe
had bean finally awarded to MHwwa
ksa, and. that tha Orand Ittt wCl
probihf soma- iar fl rft t) -fnrf
nf tha nut wast t (Dvtd Om '
twrt eoniwKa. mritr 1m4 Minium i