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lLXXXV., NO. 19. SALT LAKE CITY, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1912. 16 PAGES FIVE CENTS
J TRIAL BEGINS
Hjnia Outlaw Faces Jury
'Mn With Expression of
avity and Displays
TE'S ATTORN FY
fcses for the Prosecution
the Story 0!' the Mur
f of Judge Massie and
bther Court Officers.
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I Is On Trial
IS ill DEATH
Great Cartoonist Develops
Pneumonia While Making
Sketches of Disaster.
Lx- International News Service).
NEW YORK, May 2. Homer Calvin
Davenport, one of Hie greatest cartoon
ists of his generation and ranked in
f ordefntuess as the Briccossor oil Tom
x.:i. died today of pneumonia after a
.Ntr. Davenport's Inst works xvcre liis
cartoons upon Mio Titanic disaster. ETo
finished o:r n week ago, and i lieu bur
nod to a ooaxby restanranl for dinner.
He had an eogageinejit to lo tluj
circus, and was i moot friends .it the
home o( Mrs. Ncitb N. Gochran to z"
to t he counl ry v, ith them.
t dinner in Bttid ho foil he was on
the verge of s nervous breakdown,
when ho arrived Mrs. Cochran's friends
had sono and be waited for their re
Mirn, hut lalor he dci ided not. to 8C
company thorn, and aOCOpted an i n vi
latum to remain al f rrt. Cochran's
homo. She had known him since boy;
hood, and treated bim as one of hex
Ho refused fo have n physician and
?oni for i masseur. The maHFeur di
covered that the cartoonist was very
ill a ii.i physicians wore called. Dr.
Bayner tooK' charge of him, Associated
iiili li.ni were Dr Sill Wiley and
Or. Brown, the latter a specialist in
In tho delirium tliat ensued, t he car
toonist xvorke.i on Titanic pictures,
uFitui tho bedclothes a a drawing
board. His condition1 became vrorno
until lie lapsed into ancOttJBCiousUOBS
and breathed l" last at 7 o'clock this
He leaves a widow and Ihrro chil
dren, Homer, dr., 17 years old, Mildred
lo and ilori;i 10. Mr. :in.J Mrs. Daven
port separated a few years npo, re
taining tho custodj of the chDdren.
A stepmother and five listers reside
in Oregon. Tho interment will prob
abl;, be in. that stale.
RIVER AND HARBOR
BILL IS AMENDED
Washington, May 2 carrying
084,010 In addition to the appropriation!!
provided for by the house, the rivers and
harbors appropriation bill, aggregating
I32,t26680 has been agreed to by the
senate committee on commerce and will
be reported In a few dayn.
Thr- ln.rgr.-Kt single increase K' the house
meaHurj was S2,5'iO,000 for the Minels
sippl river, malting J6.000.000 for that
Among the appropriations most ln
creaaeil by the senate cpmnittee arc:
Columbia river between Coliio falls.
The Dulles rapids, 800,000; abovo Coliio
falls, 860.000; Columbia river. Oregon,
.lough, S50,0i)0, Columbia and lower Wil
lamette rivers. $180,000, Lor Angeles
harbor, 8827,260; Oakland harbor, 5 1 30, -
(idO; Nahaletn bar and lmrbor, $100. I;
Yukon river, Alaska, 8120,000; Valdoz,
Alaska, foi.000, Chicago harbor, $3f0.000:
Ohio river near Cairo, $2.60,000.
EXPECTS MOFFAT ROAD
WILL SOON BE PAYING
DmNVBR, M'-.V 2. D. C. DodR. . trho
with S. M. Perry wuk appointed receiver
Uir the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific
railway (Moffat, road) yeaterday, said to
day that platin are being? formulated by
which It is expected the railroad will lw
on a paying basis Within a year. He
also said that word had been received
from Hallgarten & Co.. ono of the New
York banking firms that placed Ihe
88,500,000 collateral notes for which the
estate ot Pavld H Moffat la liable, that
leeway would be allowed In the meeting
of the notes.
Army of Men Find II Impossi
ble to Close the Crevasse al
Terras, La., and Are Res
cued by Steamboat.
PLACES OF SAFETY
Oyer 100,000 People Now
Homeless and in Need of
Food; Properly Loss Will
Amount to Millions.
Ry international News Service
NLiW ORLEANS, Baas 2. Giving up
their unequal fight against the
great flooda pouring southward In
the Mleaisalppl, u.e colony "i men
who for twenty-four hours have
been fighting i" close thr- crevasse In the
Torres levee were tonight roscued by a
The n..-.d water from the crevasse will
Inundate Sections of eight paripbe-v but
win he most dca,ructivc In Pointe Coupee,
Wesl Raton Rouge and Iberville parishes,
A' here nilllion? of dollars' worth of prop
erty is endangered and the finest sugar
and rice plantations of the state probably
,viii bo covered xxlth the. flood waters.
The )rVf.p protecting the oonvlcl farm
at Angole went out this afternoon and
. f.ndillons a.r- most ?oi.iii tonight.
Rich Lands Covered,
The- Angola break Is across the river
from Torras crevasse and less than si
uiilrs distant The flood waters on (his
side of the river will cover thousands of
acres of rbir tarmlrtjr land along ihe east
bank as far down as Bayou Sara and
St. mranciBVllIe, and probably will return
t the Mississippi near Morgansee.
More than 10,000 pe.e arc homeless
In tbe Terras region, and tonight are
flepinq- in panic to higher ground, wliloh
In many liistunoefl 1h several mil.-:; lh-
The Morgan lvce, WblCh In the high
est in the world, excepl tWO dykes In
Joiiand, ii; weakening, and it Is tc:.r.-.i
that il will go out tonight Tor erevoseti
Id the Torrny lxe. is nearly 1000 feet
wide and it Ih rapidly crumbling.
Alarm at Baton Rouge.
At Hai.. n Rouge the situation Is caus
ing serious apprehension. Although the
crest of the flood will not reach there for
several days, the river is already beyond
The federal government is supplying
railon-i to Ihe homeless In the flooded
area The escape of people from I heir
homes has been greatly impeded t.y the
idujiipcdlng of animals turned loos by
their owners, the frightened horses and
i attlo Swimming up lo many of the
boats and rafts carrying away refugees
Irom their homes.
The residents of Toi ras, relying im
plicitly on the strength of the levee,
were taken i,y surprise when the break
came. Consternation ensued Before the
streets were entirely submerged, how
ever, most of (he population managed to
board passenger cars that had been kept
in readiness and were taken out of town.
Several hundred escaped by riding in
No fatalities have been reported, but
il s feared that there will he loss of
'Iff In the Interior, as ihe water Ik rush
ing over the country so rapidly tliat it
will be Impossible lo wain all points af-
It In eHlitnated that 115 000 homeless
persons are being taken care of; largely
through government efforta, hi the
rcfuK camps that have been established
at various points during the laat month.
How many will be added to this number
by the Torras break cannot be estimated,
but It will be many thousands. Tho gov
ernment has made provisions for handling
several thousand at Baton Rouge.
Pointe Coupee parish Is the heaviest
loser by tho last break, but the flood
Waters may extend over uLx or eight par
ishes (fourteen parishes had been flood
ed before tho Torras break occurred.
While citizens of Baton Rouge were
doliiK all they could do for refugees
brought In from Pointe Coupee parish
last night, they also had a hard light of
their own. 'Che water Is within a foot
of the top of the bags and It seems cer
tain a portion of the city will be flooded.
Only ihe wholesale district would he af
fected Appeals for Aid.
Many appeals for assistance wove sept
to Baton Rouge laat night from persons
marooned because of the Tonus break,
The homeless are constantly arriving :it
Baton Rouge and boats and trains are
making trips ss rapidly as possible. Al
though there win tie suffering among (be
refugees before all are taken to Baton
Rouge, it is said the. chance of loss of
life Ih remote.
Last night, a steady rain was soften
ing the already Btrained levees and add
ing to the volume of water.
A peculiar situation exists at Melville,
Ii. There the Atcbafalaya river levee
In front of Uin town is holding but wa
ter from a break live mlleS downstrgipi
Is backing up r.Jid Roodtng the outskirts
it the town. Tina la an old break.
THE ANNUAL JOKE. I
By John T. McCutcheon.
fOopyrlfM: 1012. 87 Jofcn T. MoCbIoImobJ
BOSS "By ih way, ivwr there many people at your frandmother a funeral ytrday?n
OFFICE BOY" Several thousand, rir."
MAKE TR ESCAPE
Three Desperate Men at Large
in Nevada; Future of Sys
tem in Doubt.
C ARSON CI TV. Wev, May 2.- All
prisoners In (be state road camps arid
on the slate prison farm were returned
to Hie penitentiary tonight by order of
Warden Baker, but not early enough to
prevent a. third escape within twenty
Georg.- James, considered one of the
most dangeroue men in th- peniten
tiary, slipped out e-r the grounds dur
ing the confusion Incident to Che return
of ihe "honor menu' A posse with
bloodhounds sent out on his trail met
thr empty-handed slate poller returning
from a fruitless chase of Prank Webb
and James Lyles, who took fllxbt from
the prison farm last night.
When Warden Baker was Informed
last Monday that he had been super
seBed he adxdsed the prison board (o
call in aJI men in tho camps nud on the
farm, lest escai.es follow No action
was taken until today, when (he Ward
en's prediction was verified.
Nor was the third escape, tonight un
expected. Thn prisoners were brought
by guarded special train with their beds,
bedding and baggage as near the peni
tentiary as the. tracks ran, but still they
had a mile to walk, and the arrival of
so many men (looping through tho
gates at once WOS sure to lei dlect
plin. The future of the honor syslem. by
which convicts were widely scattered
over the state with only nominal super
vision, is In doubt. What, policy tho new
warden will take when he. assumes office
May 10 has not been announced.
JEROME TO APPEAR
AT THE THAW HEARING
By International News Service.
WHITES PLAINS. N. V.. May 2. -After
hearing argument for and against tho
application Of Harry Kendall Thaw, slay
er Of Stanford White, for a jury trial to
determine his sanity, Supreme Court
Justice Keogh at White Plains today an
nounced he would render hln decision
On application of William Travere
Jerome, who appeared for the state and
who said he must have at. least three
weeks to prepare his side of the ease,
Justice Keogh adjourned the habeas
corpus proceedings, which were set
down for trial on next Monday, until
Thaw was nut present In court at to
day's session, as the argument was pure
ly on his right to a trial by a Jury,
Honors for Underwood.
WASHINGTON, May 2 An unusual
demonstration greeted Representative
Oscar W, Underwood, majority leader,
whoa he appeared In (he house today,
thn ohamber. which was crowdd; rising
In a body and cheering hlrp because of
hs Victory In the Georgia and Florida
prima l ies. Speaker Clark, who was in
the chair, looked on smilingly when the
applause continued, t
Mexicans Thought Bombard
ment Was in Progress When
Salutes Were Fired.
MT5XTCO MTV. May For two
davs a battle has been rauinc at Chi?
asutja Puebla, between tho Zapatista
forces numbering 'JoQO and 500 fed
erals. The federals are said to have
the advantage of position but the out
come of tho engagement is still in
doubt. The two Zapatista brothers( as
well as Hie "terrible one-eyed" .fore
los leader?, arc there, having met for
a council of war, when they were at
tacked bv the federals.
Despite the official statement of con
ditions near Cuernavaca, dispatches to
the Tmparrial say that the city is me
paced by a large force of rebels which
advanced near the place since the fed
era! garrison waa reduced to protect
Ouliacan officially is reported to have
been retaken by the government troops
under General Ojeda. This informa
tion, without, details, was received at
the department of the interior today.
Reports from Maaatlan indicate a
deplorable condition among wounded
federals who uro too numerous to be
accommodated in the military hospital
and for whom there are neither med
icines nor nnrse. The wounded are
victims of encounters with the rebels
aeaiust whom they appear to have been
able to defend the . i t v up to the pres
ent. There, was said to be a shortage
of food and many lie in the open, day
and niirht, with but scant attention.
IT M. 8. Melpomen arrived In Vera
Cruz today and exchanged salutes with
the forts. Tho detonations at first
alarmed the people, whose fears that a
bombardment was in nrogress, were al
lured by the British consul. The cap
tain of tbe, vessel probably will pay a
visit of courtesy to the loeal authori
ties tomorrow as well us to the com
mander of the forts.
A committee of the chamber of dep
uties today wus appointed by I ho
speaker to work for the pacification of
the. country. A sub-committee will be
chosen to go to the north and confer,
with the rebels under Grozco.
OFFICER FALLS FROM
CAR AND IS KILLED
N.;v YORK. Mm ! -XAsutenanl Ray
Straith McDonald, V. 9. A., died In a
BrOOkbp hospital tonight oa th result
Of a fractured skull, sustained In a fall
from a trolley car
Lieutenant McDonald, who was stop
ping with his bride, at a Brooklyn hotel,
attempted to board a car at the Brook
lyn end of the bridge when Me foot
slipped and he was hurled aratnat an
elevated railroad pillar.
Lieutenant McDonald was married
about a month ago in Wash lug ton to
Kathryn Kellnar, daughter f the lata
Captain il. L. Holluer, IT. S. N.
TAFT PAYS TRIBUTE
TO PERSONAL AIDE
Affecting Scene at Memorial
Services for Major Butt at
AUGUSTA, Ga . May 2. President
Tan and Augusta paid tribute todav to
Major Archibald Mutt, the presidential
personal aide who was lost In the wreck
of the Titanic.
Augusta waa Major Bull's home. For
several hours business WOS practically
suspended while memorial services were
conducted In a theater, Flags were at
half-mast on most of the public, build
ings and thousands of persons crowded
around the theater anxious to hear Presi
dent Toft spoak.
The president was visibly affected by
the tributes paid Majojr Butt, There were
tears In his eyes as he called up mem
ories of the man who was his aide ever
since he entered tho White House.
Mr. Taft made only a short address,
but he came near breaking down twice,
"Never did I know bow much he was
to uio until he was dead,'" said the presi
dent. "I.aeklng nothing of self-respect
and Riving up nothing he owed to him
self, he conducted himself with a single
ness of purpose to the happiness and
comfort Of the president who was his
chief. When he beoame one of my offi
cial family he waa as a son or a broth
Mr Taft told how he met Major Butt
first In the Philippines and later as aide
to President Roosevelt. He dwelt on
Major Butt's devotion to Mr. Roosevelt
and to himself.
' It has always seemed to me," said
the president, "that Archie never mar
ried because he loved his mother so. The
greatest sorrow of his life was when she
Mr. Taft concluded with a word as to
Mr. Butt s spirit of self-sacrifice.
"Self-sacrifice. ' he said, "had become
purt of his nature. If Archie could have
selected his time to die he would have
taken the one God gave bim."
ST. THOMAS BRANCH
OPENED TO TRAFFIC
Special to Tho Tribune.
LOS ANOBLBS) C"1 -M 2. The new
St. Thomas branch of the Salt Lake rail
road, extending twenty -one miles from
Moapa, Nev., on the main line south to
St. Thomas, w III be opened to traffic to
morrow. The territory reached by this
branch is known as the muddy valley and
Is watered by the Colorado river, it is
said to I... rl. h an.1 to produce practically
nil the early vegetables that find their
wax into tho markets f Salt Lake t'tty
and cities In that vicinity. The Santa
F officially announced their plans to
botld into this section, but abandoned
tbe plan when It was learned that the
Salt Lake road had its branch almost
KRANK PORT (IN THE - MAIN, Ger
many, May 2. Robert Sominer, while
testing a monoplane today tried to glide
and when lauding Coll and was danger
FEUD MAY BEAT I
G.O.PJT POLLS, I
Former Senator Deplores the
Fight in Party Precipitated
by Bitter Attacks of
BELIEVES TAFT WILL
WIN THE NOMINATION
Finds That Financial Condi
tion of Country Is Sound,
but Says Money Is
THAT conditions, unless quickly
mended, will defeat the Republican
parly at the coming national elec
tion Is a conviction spreading
throughout the eastern part of the
United States. Former Senator Thomas
Kearns, who returned Thursday morninst
from a business trip to New York and
other eastern points, when seen last night
and asked about the situation politically
and financially. Bald:
As yon know, the political situation
Is a badly confused one, but from tho
present outlook. In view of the per
sonalities being Indulged in by the two
leading candidates for the presiden
tial nomination, there. Is Kreat dancer
of the Republican party's losing the
election This is especially true If the
Democrats are wise enough to take
advantage of the situation when they
Ome to nominating their ticket.
T:Jt to Get Nomination.
Everything points to the fact that
President Taft will secure the nomi
nation at tho Chicago convention, but
he will have to flRht for it. A great
many regret the campaign of bit
ter personalities thai has been waged
between President Tat and Roose
velt, hut Roosevelt was the aggres
sor nnd brought such a condition
about President Taft has all th
dignity and attributes that make him
worthy of the high office which hi
holds, but he was obliged to takn
the stump and defend himself when
he was personally attacked.
Investor Still Timid.
The financial condition of the coun
try is splendid. K never was better, hut
the attacks upon corporations and the
widespread criticism of practically all
enterprises in which capital is neces
sarily Involved have made the Investor
timid, and he Is putting his money
away In bank until ths situation
clears sufficiently to Justify 1dm in
maJvliiK Investments. The country Is
full of money, but It Is walling
There have been numerous very favor
able reports current during the past we.k
or two in regard to the Silver Kng
Coalition property of Park City. Senator
Kearns says that (he company is shipping
a largo tonnage, the operating expenses
being much reduced through the suc
cessful operation of the electrical equip
ment Which has been Installed through
out the mine. Reports of mine conditions
generally are extremely satisfactory.
CHICAGO, May 2. Owing to differ
ences between the pressmen of Chicago
Newspaper Webb Pressmen's union No
7 and the Chicago local Of the American
Newspaper Publishers association, after
noon papers today were, unable to get
out their regular editions until labs In th
day. Members Of the pressmen's union
were not on duty at the morning news
paper offices tonight, but it was said
the regular editions would ba pub
lished. Anothor difficulty was met fcy the
newspapers this afternoon when tha
wagon drivers refused to make their de
liveries until the pressmen's dispute had
been settled. A limit has been set by
publishers on the number of deliveries to
be made by wogons tomorrow morning.
Extra policemen are being held In readi
ness to curb violence should any occur.
As yet there has been no trouble.
The publishers tonight report that they
have the situation well In hand, that
non-union pressmen from other cities are
applying for work and that the Chicago
offices Will have full complements of men
within a few days.
JEALOUSY CAUSE OF
MURDER AND SUICIDE
TULfiA, Okla.. May2.-Arthur J- Colll
gan of Pittsburg, Pa., today stabbed and
killed Miss Belle Hopkins of Tulsa and
after cutting his throat, jumped from a
second story window and Is said to bo fa
Colllgan came here to accept a position
HI cashier of the local gas company. He
bod been attentive to Miss Hopkins, and
la said to have .piarreled with her.
Govornroent Brings Salt.
NEW YORK. May ---Suit asahist the
Federal Sugar Refining company for
$116, oon was filed by the government In
the federal district court today. The
amount represents alleged back duties on
Importation of sugar entered at the cus
tom house between 1902 and 1009. a dif
ference due to the recently discovered
errors In tho original liquidated weights.
Through an error In Ihe drafting of the
paper it appeared that tho suit wa for