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Subscriber, of The Dally Oat. City
are Served the full Leased Wire Ser
vice of the United Press Association*.
VOL. 118. NO. 68
I [By Staff Correspondent of the Unit
ed Press.]
SAND RIIXJfE, 111.. March 20.—A
Igtalwart man, his face only slightly
I touched by prison palor, entered a
rough log hut not far from the banks
of the Mlesissippi early today, and
with a shout of Joy cla«p«5 a tiny fig
ure that lay sleeping peacefully In a
I cheaply built cradle.
Baby Vallie, whose cliuMiy features
hive become known to countless thous
ands of newspaper readers throughout
America had met his fatlier, Charles
Kimzey, for the first tins since he
was a two months old infmot. Kimzey
who until yesterday wa« Convict A
915 at the southern Illinois peniten
I tlary at Chester, turned to his girl
wife, Cora, with a ohuokle of glee and
gently returned Vallie to his little
"Baby's sick now," she whispered,
"but he'll be all right whea he knows
be has his daddy."
Back from Chester. wiJ#re Kimzey
yesfccfwhl# WttKOtm ^nitrrisd .the giri
be had wronged and
mutation. of his thirty year prison
sentence that set him free, the re
united couple today were in seclusion.
Klmzey's aged mother lies in one
room of the little cottage, too weak to
speak to her son, but praying that she
may live a few days longer.
A simple, yet tens&ly dramatic
wedding in the warden's parlor at
Chester made Charles Kimzey and
cora Calvert man and wife. And
then a richly engraved document,
bearing a golden seal, was put in Klm
zey's hand. It was the official ac
knowledgement of the jfieat state of
Illinois that Baby Vallie has the beet
claim upon Charles Klmzey's love and
It was a little after noon that Con
vict A-915 walked into the parlor
where the bride-to-be had been wait
ing all morning. Only a moment be
fore he had heard of tho commutation
ofhis sentence.
Shyly, he went up t» the pale girl
mother, who arose witl* a happy, but
embarrassed smile.
"Cora," he cried, ani in a moment
the couple were closed in each other's
Then "and—our boy," he asked.
Cora's eyes grew grave- She told
how Baby Vallie, while all the time
people were voting for him through
out the land in a movement to set his
papa free, had lain HI In bed almost
at the point of death from pneumonia.
"Bat he's better now," she said. "It
will make him well,
5C6I16 in 1jO{2J vaDlIl
Banks of the Rrver
When Father
[Pardon by Governor Dunne
Was Move of a Big Heart
to Right a
think, when his
daddy comes home to him—for the
first time."
The marriage was a brief, ceremony
performed by Prison Chaplain J. R.
McDuffy, in the presence of Cora's
relatives-'and the prison people.
A few moments later the strange
little ,bridal party left the prison,
Charlies Kimzey with his wife on his
There never was a stranger trip
thin that which Baby Vallie's mamma
and papa took.
Little Brother Has Candy
Easter Chicken Awaiting
His Lost Sister.
I Late at night they reached Grimsby
Inunction. Thence they took a mid-
[United Press Lease*! Wire Service.]
NEW CASTLE. Ind.. Manch 20.—
"I am positive as I ever was that my
little daughter is alive and that she of foul play, remains a mystery.
•will eventually he found. There bas| Little Frankie WinteB, the s»ven
not been a minute since shs disap year old brother of Catherine is cer
"Peared that 1 have not had this e- tain she will comc back. He is treaf-
carriage ride of fifteen miles
lover snow-clogged roads, reaching the
Kimzey farm house in the early morn-
iing hours today.
"I'm going to make a fanner out of
him—a real man," Kimzey exclaimed
I today, while Baby Vallie slept in the
{adjoining room.
I "You might say that I first learned
about the world and about life when
I was shut up away from it there in
the prison.
"I had time to think about it, ,1 met
men from all classes, from city and
country. The farmer's life is the
most free and happy and useful. I
learned that. Vallie will be brought
up on our own farm to be a farmer.
He'll go to agricultural college too if
Cora and I can arrange it and when 1
leave our few acres to him, I'll leave
It In the hands of a finer farmer and
better man than I have ever been.
"It has been along fight," said Cora.
"I thought it was a losing fight but it
wasn't. My baby has won. I want to
thank all the people who voted for
him and helped free his father, fpr
their loving sympathy."
The commutation that s^Jt Kimzey
free yesterday ended a prison term
that might" have been prolonged
more than twenty years. Kimzey
wronged Cora Calvert nearly four
years ago while she was living in his
mother's home and Baby Vallie was
born. Feeling against him was so
strong that he received the maximum
penalty of thirty years. Govefnor
Dunne in signing the commutation pa
pers yesterday said he %cted to save
the baby's name and to wipe out tne
scarlet stain cast upon hia mother.
The date for the hearing of John.! Belfast today, and with the Bonar
Mitchell, mine labor leader, was an- law motion for the censure of thsgov
other subject for discussion. ernment defeated in the house of
commons, reports of impending Ce-
Left Fortune to Chauffeur. velopment of a most serious nature
[United Press Leased Wire Service.] prevailed. Liberal leaders today ad
BUFFALO, N Y„ March 20.—By mitted that the situation was isrrious,
the will of Mrs. Hose S. Foster, w^o I but expressed confidence In the pre
died several days ago at the Marie: cautions taken. The sudden infium
Antionette hotel in New York, thejmatory reports from Ulster, they de
bulk of her estate, estimated at $250,- clar_\ indicate clearly that the union
000 is left to Roy A. Chilson. her ists realize that they have been de
chauffeur. Mrs. Foster was the widow feated in the parliamentary battie.
of a wealthy Buffalo merchant. Premier Asquith and other liberal
,l3aders have all but broken uncer the
Interurban Collision. strain of the bitter fight, it was de
[United Press I^eased Wire Service clared today. The premier is said to
BUFFALO, N. Y., March 20.—Cor-j be in very poor health.
oner Ernest went to Gasport today
to investigate the death of Glyn V.*. Looking for Missing Woman.
Bidgeman. 42, of Lockport, instant.l3r [United Press Leased Wire Service.]
killed when two cars on the rfuffalo. WAITK15G.VN. Til.. March 2ft.—Sev
Lockport and Rochester interurban eral hundred citizens of Waukegan
road collided near Gasport late lastjand Zion City today joined a posse
night. Nine others were Injured.
This was the statement to ay
D. W. A. Winters, when asked ieth-
er he thought his little daughter, now
Hef. Some time I fcrill find her. Shejuring a candy Easter chicken that he.
be found
mjoii. 1
who might profit by her disappear
ance, or whether she was the vict.m
She bought for her a year »«o an? no ont=
tfcsy not bo found for many- months, can make him believe that Catherine
hut she will be Jaund." lis dead.£
*'fc* ^T-r&V
Carson Returns to Ireland and
Home Rule Crisis
is Now at
Garrisons Are Doubled and Every
Precaution is Taken in
Expectation of
United Press leased Wire Service.]
BELFAST, March 20.—Firing re
volver salutes, -shouting and wildly
cheering, a great crowd welcomed
Sir Edward Carson here today after
the Ulster leader's hasty trip from
London following a stormy scene in
the house of commons yesterday
when Andrew Bonar Law challenged
the government to hold a referendum
on the Irish home rule bill and de
manded a vote of censure for the gov
ernment's attitude. The situation was
believed to be extremely critical to
day. A great quantity of records
were removed during thenight from
the unionist headquarters. High
powered motor cars with volunteer
guards drove up to the headTuai-ters
at top speed, filled with records and
then whizzed away. Their destination
was kept secret as the Ulster lead
ers apparently fear a government
The clank of sabres was hsard
throughout Ulster today. Unusua'
activity in the
of British
troops gave every indication that the
government was preparing for any
eventuality. Heavy detachments of
troops arrived at Newry, Omagh,
.Armagh, and Eniskillen during the
4"day.-»*-HithBrtp only- —small, garrisons
have been stationed at these points.
It Was reported arrangements were
being made to increase the garrison
at Belfast.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
WASHINGTON, March 20.—Plans
for the finishing touches on the Colo
rado and Calumet strifes probes were
considered by the house mines com
mittee today. Before the probers was
a gigantic pile of testimony taiken in
the strife a ridden districts and sur
mounting the heap wag the mute wit
ness of industrial warfare—a string evidtencss today of the crisis in the
of cartridges used in the mine guards iris'i home rule conflicts. With union
machine rifles. John D. Rockefeller, ists declaring that the government
guilding spirit of ths Colorado Fueilhas doubled the number of troops In
and Iron company, was expected to all Irish barracks, the greatest activ
talce much of the committee's deliber, ity was evident among this Ulster vol
ations. The decree went forth Satur- unteers. Unionists firmly believe that
day night that he must testify as to the government plans some coup. The
his part in what tha committee re-, leaders assert that the TTlsbn-ites can
gards as a deplorable warfare. Since! not be held in cheok much longer and
then there has been some sentiment that any military action which may
in favor of probing the company's be taken, will be followed! by the
books without attempting the prob- "war so long threatened." Th» ma
ably arduous task of getting ths oiljquis of Londonderry and other prom
king to Washington. inent Ulster leaders had returned to
Crisis is at Hand.
LONDON, March 20.— Repeated
conferance of government officials,
the hurried departure of Sir Edward
Carson of Belfast, rumors of impend
ing arrests and possible op::o3ition
Ulster 'by government troops were
militia mn and high schol stu
dents searching for Mrs. John Hem
men, photographer's wife. missinT
iirs. Hemmen wore a larg^ diamond
ring when she left home and the po
lice believe she may have Veen slain
ten years old. Is still »"ve- asked today to search abandoned
Just one year ago today
rs. A thorough sear -.if the
north of Waukegan was
yesterday and farmers were
I tnildings and cisterns.
erine Winters disappeared. Whether
she W3e stolen to be held for ransom: Saved by Pulmoter.
whether she was tafcm by relative* [United Press Leased' Wire Service.]
•CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 20
Emergency hospital surgeons worked
desperately with a pulmoter today
and saved five of sevan persons over
come by gas, from probable death.
Samuel Weinberg, 20. and his broth
er, Isadore. 24, will likely d!e. Their
mother, two brothers and two sisters
were saved by prompt application of
the pulmoter.
Man Ran Amucj^b Wife's
Home at Nif Using
Flashlight uoaAe
His V/
[United Pres^ ^Jsed Wire Service.]
WASHINGTOi.' March 20.—Five
persons were shot when Herman
Kabansky, 25, ran amuck early today
in the home of his wife at 1815 Sev
enth street. Northwest. Ths man,
who is bjlieved to be demented, broke
into the home of his father-in-law,
Abraham Raytooy, through a rear win
dow, shot his mother-in-law, Mrs.
Lena Rayboy, his wife, Mrs. Fanny
Kafcansky, his little brother-in-law,
Solomon Rayboy, six years old, Po
liceman Edwards, and was then shot
himself by Edwards.
All of those shot except Policeman
Edwards are seriously hurt.
I Abraham Rayboy escaped into tho
street in his night clothes and was
Kabrmsky and his wife separated
eighteen months ago, and for several
months his wife has been living with
her parents, while Kabansky was in
New York. The husband returned,
last night and made his way to where
his wife was staying, breaking in a
window to the rear, according to po
lice officials. Kabansky passed by the
room in which his mother and father
in-law w%re sleeping but turned back
to fire at his mother-in-law as she
lay on toe bed. Then he shot his
Policeman Edwards heard the first
shot and ran towards the house, meet
ing Abraham Rayboy. The blue coat
rushed up the stairs into the dark
ness, Kabansky meanwhile continuing
a fusiliadi? of shots, directing them at
his victims by a pocket flash light.
Insurance Company Barred.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
SPRINGFIELD, 111., March 20.—
State Insurance Commissioner Rufus
M. Potts today suspended the right
of tft« Nifttonal Inateanefr A«so^
elation of Des Moines to write ah?
further insurance in Illinois. The
license of the company in Iowa re
cently was revoked by the Iowa
commissioner and Potts ruled that it
would not be permitted to do busi
ness in this state until it is accredit
ed in its own state.
For Keokuk and vicinity: Fair to
nigh S at a a
Increasing .shifting winds.
For Illinois: Fair and warmer to
night. Saturday Increasing cloudi
a a in
north portion. Moderate variable
For Iowa: Increasing cloudiness
tonight becoming unsettled Saturday.
Colder Saturday. Increasing shifting
winds Saturday.
For Missouri: Fair tonight with
warmer east and south portion. Sat-!
a it
or on at a a in
Weather Conditions.
There has been snow in the central
valleys, which continues at Knox-|
ville, Tenu., this morning, and is fol
lowed by colder weather as the high
pressure advanced from the northern
plains. The temperature is below the
freezing point in ah districts east of!
the Rockies except tho gulf states,
Marquette, \iich., reporting 2 above:
Light snow in the northern plains!
region has attended a moderate de-1
pression which Is in North Dakota,
this being followed by an area of
high pressure, moving down from the
British northwest into Montana.
Conditions indicate fair weather for!
this section tonight, becoming unset
tied and colder Saturday. I
Daily River Bulletin.
St. Paul
La Crcsse
Si. Ijouis
1 2
xO. 4
3. 4
River Forecast.
The river will remain nearly sta
tionary from Davenport to Keokuk
during the next forty-eight hours.
Local Observations.
March. Bar.
Wind. Weather.
19 7 p.m. .. ."0.3S 30 N Clear
20 7 a_m. 30.46 21 N Clear
Melted snow for the past 24 hours,
6 hundredths.
River above low water of 1864, 3
feet. 4- tenths.
Change in 24 hours, rise 4 tenths.
Lcwest temperature. March 19, 28.
Highest temperature, 32.
I.owest temperature. 24.
Lowest temperature last night. 20.
One Hundred and Sixteen Fed
eral Soldiers Probably
Executed by
Battle of Torreon Being Fought But
No News is Allowed to
be Sent
[By a United Press staff correspond
MEXICO CrTY, March 20—That
Colonel Arguelles and 116 federal
soldiers captured by rebels near Mon
clova may have been executed in re
taliation for the slaughter of 149
mutineers at .lojutla was the fear ex
pressed today by War Minister Blan-|girl,
General Blanquet told newspaper
men that reports from the front in
dicate that Arguelles and his entire
command have disappeared. As the
Carranzistas regard all troops re
belling against the government as con
stitutionalists, the war office fears
Arguelles and his men have paid the
price of suppression of the Jojutla
mutiny. The federal command had
been detailed to trail the Carranzis
tas in an effort to find the possible
survivors of an oil train of ten tank
cars which was derailed In the moun
tains near Tamplco by rebels. The
train was hurled into space, falling
500 feet in a deep ravine. Six train
men were killed outright. The gov
ernment had hoped Arguelles and his
men would be able to overthrow the
rebels and save any prisoners they
might have captured, as well as care
for the injured .they might find In the
wreckage of the train.'"* 7"7ot?i1flg'"hd.s
been heard from Arguelles since he
set out on his mission.
The Unreported Battle.
EL PASO, Tex., March 2.—In the
great desert north of Torreon the
big battle for the possession of that
city is believed to have begtm. Al
though silence again closed down to
day on the scene of what is expected
to prove the most decisive engage
ment of the present revolution in
northern Mexico, that 1« the interpre
tation placed on brief dispatches re
ceived during the night from Gen.
Augenlon Anurre Benevidez. It
showed the scattered field command
ers of the constitutionalist army of
General Villa are being called in and
that a general assault has begun.
Benavidez whose Saragoza veteran
brigade reached Yermo Wednesday,
wired that his troops had effected a
junction with the brigades commanded
by Generals Manual Cliao, Rosallo
Hernandez and Maximo Garcia. These
troops had been stationed on both
sides of the railroad from the north,
prepared to prevent any flank attack
by the federal defenders of Torreon.
Benavidez made no specific menr-ion
of fighting but. he said the four
brigades were slowly closing in on
Torreon and had only seventy miles
to go before reaching their objective.
It is supposed General Valesquez, fed
eral commander, has sent a consider
able force into the desert above Yermo
to resist the constitutionalist ad
Meantime other serious fighting is
believed to be in progress in Xazas
Valley near Rosario, where General
Thomas Urbina and 2,500 rebels hava
been stationed to prevent a flanking
movement. Urbina is out of communica
tion either by telegraph or by field
wireless and the Benavidez dispatcli|
said General Villa had sent couricirs
urging him to close up and be in a po
sition to participate in the grand as
sault oil Torreon when it begins.
The censorship on press messages
continues, not a word of news having
been received from correspondents
with Villa's column since Tuesday
General Villa last night wire 1 from
Escalon to a friend in EI Paso to bet
all the money he could get that the
constitutionalists would be in Torreon
before March 31. ills friend wagered
$1,000 American, against ?1,00(T Mexi
can money that Villa would fulfill his
Gen. Vestuiano Carranaa. "supreme
chief" of the constitutionalists, is ex
pected in Juarez with his cabinet
Sunday. The town is being elaborate
ly decorated in his honor. Triumphal
archcs are being erected in the streets
and all government buildings aTe be
Ting draped with the national colors.
Got Tired of Boarding School
in the East and Was
Caught in
Found in Depot a Week Ago by
Rescue Worker and
Taken Care
[United Press leased' Wire Service.]
CHICAGO, March 20.—Miss Flor
ence Gratf, beautiful eighteen year old
who disappeared mysteriously
I from a girls boarding school in West
Chester county, N. Y„ is being hald
at the Chicago Y. W. C. A., according
to the positive statement of Captain
Halpln of the detective d?partment,
today. Officials of the Y. W. C. A.
refusad to confirm Halpin's statement
and gave evasive answers. They have
entered similar denials in other in
stances where missing girls have bien
known to be at the Y. W. C. A. rooms.
The girl being held at the Y. W. C.
A., was found in the waiting room
of the Polk street station one weiak
ago by a girls rescue worker of the
Catholic Aid society, according ot
Captain Halpin. She was taken to
the Y. W. C. A., where sba first made
Castro is Praised.
MEXICO CITY, Marcii 20. -General
Huerta today expressed his unquali-
(Continued on page 2.)
tory if He Loses
Unsettled and Colder. Local
temp—7 p. m. 30 7 a. m. 21.
contradictory statements, later sa!4
she was Florence Ingalls, of Port
land, Maine, and that her father had
attempted to spirit hftr away from a
"She is small, has dark hair and
ayes, and I am positive that ehe is
the missing New York girl," said Hal
pln. "She is being kept virtually a
I prisoner at the Y. W. C. A., and an
instructor of the boarding school Is
enroute to Chicago to maike identifi
cation complete."
Detective Sergeants Birmingham
and Malone, who were assigned to the
case, said today that the girl told
them a wide variety of apparently,
fanciful tales.
"She fiTst salt! she was Florsnca
Hargreave." said Birmingham. "Later
she gave the name Ingatts. She said
her family was wealthy and that she
was attending a fashionable girls
school at New Rocbslle.
"She ran away from school with
man.who told her they would get mar
ried in Chicago, she said. On the way
to Chicago she said he robbed her ofi
some money and jewslry and then
left the train. When she was found
in the Polk street station she was
apparently helpless. Her statements
have been so contradictory we oould
get nothing definite from her."
Captain Halpin received a t^egram
from Miss Susan Farlow, said to b®
a wealthy resident of New Rochelle,
asking that Florence be apprehended.
The description contained in the tele»
gram tallies with that of the grfa-l ab
the Y. W. C. A., according to the po
lios. Halpin has not communicated!
with the New IVochelle authorities,
•but said he would first question the
girl again this afternoon.
affected, and oat of
on,y fouT-
J. nt J,
torney Wilkerson said today. The wages, the joint conference of _mme
secretary of treasury and the com
missioner of internal revenue, accord
ing to Wilkerson, ars authorized' un
tions have 'been obtained. Judge
Giiiger will hear arguments on a mo
tion for a new trial on April S.
If the motion is denied, Jelke's at
torneys will carry the case to the
United States circuit court of appeals.
It Is Constitutional.
[United I'reps Leased Wire Service.]
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 2:0.—The
state supreme court today declared ,,
the state wide non-partisan election
decision was handed down after argu-!
ments were heard in a test suitj
re O in in
apolis. wlio attempted1 to file as aj
candidate for the legislature with a
party designation. As result ot tlu
decision all county and legislative
candidates in the June primary will
tile on a non-partisan ticket.
Spread of Trachoma.
ri'ni ted Press Leased Wire Service.]
WASHINGTON. March 20.—Start
ling figures on the spread of trachoma
were announced by the public health
service today, as the result of the
examination of 37,299 school chil
dren in Jefferson county. Kentucky. dancing car«?r
Out of 32,rS whites. 797 wore found proper care of herself
operators and representatives of bit
umious coal miners in Pennsylvania,
C'hlo, Indiana, and Illinois, resumed
der the oleo act of 1886 to Institute sessions today with miners' of
forfeiture proceedings where con vie
law pas-d by the last legislature ,8!that made Impossible for them to
constitutional in every respect. Theim®f-
$ 6 0 0 0 is O re or
Return of the Missing
[United Press leased Wire Service.^
PHILADELPHIA. March 20.—With:
total rewards of $6,000 now offered
for the recovery of seven year ole?,
•Warren McCarry, who vanished from
his home eieht days ago. police tftid
public gave themselves over with re-,
newed determination today to solve'
the mystery of his disappearance.
Not since the tragic case of Charlie!
The servlCe WBB at a
.. I the races.
Has Right-tb-.F-aOH .n..j
Pri^tely declaring that na­
gotiations may be broken off and
111 turs
for tiie differences between
rUnited Press Leased! Wire Service.]
CHICAO-O, March 20.—The $2,000,* Miners Ask Increased Wages Which
000 plant of the John F. JaJke Co., Operators Have Re
oleomargarine manufacturers, may bet fused.
seized by the government if the con
vletion of Jelke and eight associates [United Press Leased Wire Service.]
for defrauding th3 government Is I CHICAGO, March 20. Deadlocked
affirmed by higher "courts, District At-
on tlie
miners' demand for increased
strike vote called.
W. O. Schmick, mine operator and
chairman of the joint conference,
said today that under no circum
stances would tlie operators agree to
any advance in wages. A warm win
ter, he said, had left operators in all
the states but Illinois with surplus
stocks large enough to tide them
over a period of inactivity and at the
time had caused them losses
the con­
ference a schedule showing a 15 per
cent increase in the cost of living
as part of their argument for a 6'4
per cent increase in wages.
Pavlowa Cancels Engagement.
[United Prnn Leased Wire Service.}
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 20.—Deter
mined to fill her week's engagement
in Chicago beginning Monday. Mile.
Anna Pavlowa cancelled' her engage
ment at Cincinnati tomorrow night
and left this morning for Chicago.
The Russlaa dancer was determin
ed to go to Cincinnati, but her physi
cians insisted that she might ruin he?
if she did not take
Ross has the city been so deeply stir
.d and sympathy and aid for the an
guished parents are coming from all
sides. City Treasurer M.vCooch today
offered ?1.00l reward and late yester
day the couacil unanimously votect
another £o,UOO. Orders ar being pre
pared for "a thorough search of alt
vacant houses and stables from cellar
t. roof." and for the cleaning out ot
all manholes and sewers and the
dragging of tlie Delaware and Schuy
kill rivrrs.
Today it is expected detectives will
l-e sent to IttifTalo to try to locate an
Italian man and woman bound from
Klmira. N. Y., who had with them a
boy answering the description, who
was dressed as a girl. This is the
only tangibLe-clue remaining.

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