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VOI XXXVII. NO. 78.
ItlCHMOND, IND-, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 5, 1912.
SIXOL.E COPY 8 CENTS.
T.11 UIIO DECLIIIEQ
TO WORK IS GIVEII
A L011G JAIL TERM
A Champion Loafer, Roy
Combs, Fined $100 and
Sentenced to County Jail
for Three Months.
WIFE AND KIDDIES
NEGLECTED BY HIM
Combs Pleaded for Another
Chance, Asking the Mayor
to Find Him a "Good and
Declaring that whipping posts and
workhouses would soon put a stop to
youthful husbands deserting- and re
fusing to support their wives and
families, Mayor Zimmerman after
hearing the testimony in the case of
the state vs. Roy Combs for child de
sertion, this morning, fixed the sen
tence of the young man at $100 and
costs and 3 months in the county jail.
The man is now under suspended sen
tence on the same charge, being releas
ed last July.
Evidence showing the most flagrant
violation! of law and honor by
Combs was presented. Witnesses
testified that he had contributed but
thirty-five cents to his wife's and
family's support since he was paroled
last summer, and that, through hia
dilatory tactics and unconquerable
version to work,-he had lost about a
Hla Wife a Witness.
. . Ills wife testified that she had not
been fed enough, and that all she and
the two children had to eat was what
ahe secured from her earnings by tak
ing in washings, and the help received
from her father . and mother. The
father of the woman, John Stewart,
was In court, and emotionally describ
ed hla efforts to help out his daugh
ter and son-in-law in their efforts to
support themselves and two little
. babies, but said that the boy was ut
terly laiy, and would not work, losing
most of hla positions from, not getting
.-to work in time.
He estlfied that last Saturday when
lie went to the home of hla son-in-law
to remonstrate against his behavior,
bis son-in-law waned JUmofL.-the
premises, and threatened to kill htm if
. be came back to the place again. He
also testified that his son-in-law had
bad further conversation with another
woman, who was the direct cause of
the first separation, last July.
Mayor Zimmerman finally ahut off
11 testlnmony stating that the evi
dence offered was aufflclent, and ask
ed the prisoner If the evidence was
. true. The latter finally admitted that
tt was, and His Honor then gave the
sentence. The prisoner pleaded for
another chance, asking that the court
find htm "good steady position
where be could work all the time," but
the mayor stated that one chance had
bean enough, and that as Combs had
; shown hia worthlessness, he must
take the punishment.
; Mrs. Combs appeared In court with
a pair of low cut summer shoes and
her father testified that he had given
her stockings and overshoes to pro
tect her feet last week. One loaf of
bread, some coffee, some dried beans
and canned fruit, donated, were all
the eatables In the house Saturday, it
was testified. Mrs. Combs also stated
that one day ahe prepared breakfast
for, her husband,' and that one of the
two small children had eaten the re
mainder, and that ahe had gone with
out any. The father will take her
back Into his borne until provision for
the care of herself and children can
VICTIMS OF A GALE
Several Lives Lost in
- ; Chesapeake Bay.
(National News Association)
BALTIMORE. Md.. Feb. 5. In a bit
ing gale which, a wept over . Dogwood
harbor at the Tllghmans Island and
Vicinity with the fury of a West Indi
an hurricane last night and today, four
vessels are reported to have sunk in
the waters of the Choptank river and
only four men out of total of 19, who
The gasoline launch Klmlra and the
Nellie c, are lost In loo floes with
wfclch they battled in aero weather.
- The gasoline launch Helen and the
' Eatteau Sidney T. Marshall, which
wore In the fleet of nine boats that
lay la the toe Jammed offing at Tilgh
ajuaa Island waiting for the thaw
which would allow them to return to
the dredging grounds are missing. It
l feared that they have been carried
down the river by the Ice and crushed.
'The Annapolis was hastily seat to
the scene, and ahe Is scheduled to ar
rive at. Tllghmans some time today.
The government steamer "Gov. Thorn
; s" was also sent to give any assist
German Reichstag is a Near Socialistic Body
-Mil I II III.
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For the first time in Germany's history the Liberal or Socialistic parties will wild the balance of power
when the Reichstag convenes next Wednesday. By a combination of the 110 Socialists, 46 National Liberals and
49 Radicals, they will have a majority of thirteen over the combination of Clericals. Conservatives and allied par
ties. The personnel of the New Reichstag will b as follows: Socialists, 110; National Liberals, 46; Radical
People's Party, 49; Clericals and allied, 122, and Conservatives and allied, 69.
Key to photograph: Reading from left to Tight are Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg, Emperor William,
and August Bebel, leader of the Socialists. The scene below shows the interior of the Reichstag and how the var
loua parties will bo aligned. -
SUFFERS COLLAPSE :
Senator La Follette Is in Ex
clusion at His Home in
Washington Now. V
(National News Association)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. Senator La
Follette is in exclusion at his ' home
since his complete physical collapse "at
the dinner of the Periodical Publishers
Association dinner, Friday night Pro
gressive leaders In Washington are
discussing the immediate effect on the
progressive campaign for president.
They admit the situation is embarrass
ing. Senator La Follette will probably
continue a candidate, hut he cannot
resume his personal activities.
The progressive committee has re
lied upon the senator's personal coun
sel in the past. He visited the head
quarters frequently and participated in
the conferences, and was always in
personal contact with the headquar
ters. But he is now absolutely out of
communication wih the outside, world
He divides his time bettfeen his home
and providence hospital, where his
thirteen year old daughter is recover
ing from the effects, of an operation
performed Saturday. His condition is
already Improved over what it was
Saturday and Sunday. The next ten
days or two weeks will determine the
course of the progressive movement.
Somebody must now lead it All eyes
are turned in the direction of Roose
velt Important conferences will take
place at Oyster Bay this week. Addi
tional organization will be formed at
once, as soon as Roosevelt Intimated
detnitely how far he is prepared to
CHICAGO FACING A
GREAT CAR STRIKE
(National Xewa Association)
CHICAGO. Feb. 5. A mass meeting
of car worgers will be held some time
within the next few days to discuss
a probable strike on the North and
West Side lines. The meeUng has
been called by the officers of the
Amalgamated Association of Street
Car Employes. A meeting of the con
ductors and motormen of the North
Side lines has been held and griev
ances discussed Officers today sky
the temper of the men is for a strike
and that they are holding them from
declaring a walkout only with great
Officers, however, are hopeful that
the strike may be averted.
"While I decline to say what the
specific grievances are and what de
mand would be made on the com
panies in -case a - walkout , is called.'
said. C. WV Mills, secretary of a North
Side local. "I believe the trouble may
be settled without a strike- We are
trying to keep the men from walking
' ' 'In
m- n a. . -vw: - - -n
C. M. Dickinson Suspected of
Sending Infernal Ma
chine to Affinity.
(National News Association)
NEW YORK, Feb. 5. The police af
fidavit on which Charles M. Dickinson
was arraigned today charged him with
delivering, or causing to be delivered
a bomb which caused the death of
Mrs. Taylor. Dickinson was apparently
unmoved by the reading of the afllda
vit. Miss Edna Lamarre who lived with
Mrs. Taylor, and is held as a material
witness, was also arraigned and is said 1
to have made a complete statement to
the police telling all she knew of the
tragedy and of Dickinson's infatuation
for the bomb victim. ,
Dickinsbn. who .was in the aptre
ment witlft Mrs. TaylorVwhen she was
killed by the bomb told tie authorities
that he "had an impression" that a
messenger boy delivered the, fatal
package. '. .
The murdered woman was known to
have once been the wife of Howard
Taylor, a private in the United States
army, but be as supposed to have
died about a year ago in PJattsburg,
Acting Capt. Gtoster, of the Central
office, who was, in charge of the detec
tive force working on the case thought
that the most logical line of search lay
in the location of the messenger boy
who delivered the bomb into the hands
of Mrs. Taylor. If the boy were located
the person who sent the bomb could
be easily found, Gloster believed.
Dickinson was near collapse in jail
today, and nervously paced up and
down his cell smoking cigarettes, lie
had asked his father, Thomas M. Dick
inson, postmaster at Champlain, N. Y,'
to hurry to this city. " t
Dickinson's father arrived this' morn
ing and hurried to the police station
where his son is being held. The police
however, refused to allow father and
son to meet. "1 knew my boy was ac
quainted with this Mrs. Taylor, or
Walsh, aa she was known several
years ago," said the elder Dickinson.
"Last spring she telegraphed to me
that my boy was sick." I came on and
found her nursing him. She seemed to
be a nice woman and I had confidence
in her and I returned to Champlain. I
believe my boy doesn't know a thing
about this tragedy."
(National News Association)
. OSSINING, N. .Y., Feb. , 5. Chas.
Swinton. colored, was put to death In
the electric chair at Sing Sing at 5:45
this morning for the murder cf Isaac
Lee. whom he murdered in a saloon
quarrel in New York City on Novem
ber J, mo.
111 -SESSION TODAY
Received a Petition for Op
ening of New Road
Plans for Bridges.
A petition was presented at the meet
ing of the board of county commission
ers today for the opening of a road in
Randolph and Wayne counties. The
proposed roadway will be two miles in
length running in Green township in
Randolph county and Wayne townBhlp,
in Wayne county. It will run west of
the Williamsburg pike.: The board of
commissioners has fixed February 24
as theday when the Randolph county
commissioners will meet vith the
Wayne county board.
John W. Mueller, bridge engineer of
New Castle, appeared before the board
nd presented plans-end specifications
for five bridges which the board will
order constructed during the year. The
plans were examined. The bridges are
the Werking bridge in Jefferson town
ship, for which 14,000 is appropriated;
the O. G. Davis bridge in- Green town
ship, for which $4400 is appropriated;
the DoddridgeTj) ridge in Washington
and Abington township, for which 2,-
400 is appropriated ;v the McDonald
Ford bridg Tf bster township, for
which $4;4is appropriated, and the
Martin Cranor bridge at Williamabur,
for which $2,125 is appropriated. With
the exception of the Doddridge bridge
the appropriations include the estimat
ed cost of ; the fillings and approaches
for the brldales
William E; Caleld was granted a
liquor license. Upon petition the liquor
license, held by Joseph llifT was trans
ferred . to Arlington Hotel company.
Six other petitions for liquor licenses
will be acted upon tomorrow at a spe
cial meeting of the board.
Several claims were allowed by the
STATE Generally fair 1st south. Snow
.- flurries in north. Not much
change in temperature. ,
LOCAL Snow flurries tonight, and
, Tuesday. Not much change In
HIGH SCHOOL OBSERVATORY.
Forecast for Richmond and vicinity :
Cloudy with slowly rising tempera
ture tonight and Tuesday.
Maximum" temperature .
hours, 9 at noon Monday.
hours, & below at noon
Temperature at 12;3:
Barometer 302 statist
Direction and vetodtT
l miles an hour.
HELD PROBABLE IF
anTinn in nrrnrn
AL I IUH 10 HttUtU
A Force of Five Thousand
Men Will Be Held in Read
iness to Cross Border to
ADVANCE GUARD IS
ORDERED TO FRONT
Regiment of Infantry - and
Battalion of Field Artillery
to Reinforce the Cavalry
(National News Association)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 The
department today was busy preparing
the troops of the various departments
of the army for an expedition to Mexi
oc. At least 5,000 men will be held
in readiness to proceed to the border.
Another 5,000 troop will be held in
reserve. This second torce may not
be ordered to take the field for some
time, even though an invasion be
comes necessary. But they will be
equipped and held for a second expedi
tion, it was said today, if such an
army movement be found imperative.
The war department has ordered a
regiment of infantry and a battalion of
field artillery to Elpaso for the rein
forcement of the cavalry now patrol
ing the Mexican border. General or
ders to the Mobile army to be prepar
ed for any call which the war depart
ment may make upon it should anoth
er mobilization in Texas be necessary.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan., Feb: 5. Or
ders to hold the troops here in readi
ness to go at a moment's notice to the
Mexican border are held today by Col.
Daniel Comman, acting commander at
the army post at Ft. Leavenworth.
The orders require that the seventh
infantry, which Col Command com
mands, and the 2nd squadron of the
fifteenth cavalry under command of
Major William T. Littlebrandt, be
ready to entrain as soon aa orders to
advance are given. Preparations for
a sudden departure were made to
- A MISSING JUNTAS
EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 5. With peace
reigning once more in looted Jaurez,
the revolutionary junta which pro
claimed Emilio Vasques Gomes pro
visional president, disappeared today.
Attention has been diverted to Chi
huahua whither General Pascual Oroz-
co, who subdued the Juarez mutineers,
is speeding in response to a hurried
summons from that city ' where the
situation is reported grave. He is tak
ing with him a number of the insur-
recto leaders from Juarebz. Traffic
between El Paso and Juares has been
resumed racing will begin. tomor
IS HOT JUpiHIPT
Clifford Proves He Did Not
Violate Injunction. -
Upon an affidavit of an employe of
the Pennsylvania railroad company,
charging that Fred Clifford had violat
ed Judge Fox's injunction order, Clif
ford was ordered to appear In circuit
court this morning and explain if the
charge was true. Clifford declared that
he had not violated the order by at
tempting to restrain employes of the
company from removing a dam which
Clifford had constructed on his . farm
and which, it is alleged, prevented the
natural flow of water from following
Its course through Clifford's farm.
Clifford lives east of Dublin.
John L. Rupe, attorney for the com
pany, stated that he had received oth
er information and upon Clifford's
statement Judge Fox accepted the 'ex
planation. The P. C. C. V 8t. L.' railway ; has
filed suit against Clifford because it al
leges the concrete wall which the con
structed on bis farm forces the water
to stand on the tracks and that It 4a
dangerous. la the complaint the com
pany aueged that Clifford shot' at em
ployes of the company when they at
tempted to remove the dam.
A WATCH SOFTENER
FOD C1TTS PLANT
An appropriation of l&ZOO will be
asked by the city council tonight, fol- Sarab Comby. anorganizerof the .tex
lowing the action of the , board . of j tile workers. The new move is of two
works this morning in ordering an or-j fold Ittture. First It has to do with the
Alliance nrenared. askins: for this an-' immediate relief -of - the,, noor at Ilw
j propria tion, to cover the cost of the ln -
staJIauon of the Ferta water softener;
at the city light plant. The cost of the
plant win be nearly two thousand dol
mra, but attendant expense In install
ing tt win raise the price to" the
amount to be asked. The grease, dirt,
mud.and other things in the water now
at disposal of the plant win all be
removed by the water softener, and ft
is the opinion of the board, after see
ing the plant in operation at East
haven, that it is a practical and cheap
method of preserving; the engine and
other machinery at the light stent.
FAIL TO FIND ANY
TRACE OF BODIES
.Ground in Milling of Ice
Cakes warmer at
(National News Association)
BUFFALO, N. Y.. Feb. 5. Watchers
along the lower rapids and at points of
vantage on the shores of the Niagara
whirlpool failed to' see this morning
any trace of the bodies of Burrel H.
Heacock of Cleveland and Mr. and
Mrs. Eldrldge Staunton, of Toronto,
the three persons who were swept in
to the whirlpool and drowned yester
day, through the breaking of the ice
bridge over Niagara' river below the
Old river men say that the bodies
will never be found. The whirlpool Is
a ma 88 of floating, grinding ice cakes
and the bodies in all probability will
be ground to pieces in the milling of
the ice cakes.
COLO WAVE BROKEN.
CHICAGO, Feb. 5. With warmer
weather today and the thecmometer
several degrees above zero, the cold
wave that struck Chicago and the Mid
dle West Saturday was broken. The
lowest temperature Sunday night was
5 above and at daylight the mercury
The threatened, coal and egg famine
was temporarily averted by the rise
in temperature and fear of an accute
need of these staples vanished. Large
shipments of coal are expected with
in the next two days.
CANT MARKET WHEAT.
I WINNIPEG, Can., Feb. 5. Thous
ends of wheat growers in the Canad
ian northwest, including a vast num
ber of settlers from the United States
are facing a heavy loss from inability
to market their wheat. In the hopes
of partially alleviating their suffering
the minister of agriculture of the pro
vince of Saskatchewan today wired
the dominion government that there
are two hundred million bushels of un-
threshed wheat and twelve million
bushels wet and tough, which must be
shipped at once or be a total loss.
WABASH, Ind., Feb. 5. It was sev
enteen below zero here this morning.
A blizzard is raging. -
STRIKE WILL EIID
Is Prediction 15,000 Opera
tives Have Been Idle '
(National News Association)
LAWRENCE, Mass., Feb. 5. Napo
leon Page, a day watchman at the At
lantic Mills, was. attacked by three
men on his way to work just before
daylight today and was stabbed over
the heart. His wound, owing to the
thickness of his clothing, was not se
rious. The police believe strike sym
pathizers attacked Page.
The strike committee today called
upon Mayor Scanlan and he ity coun
cil of Lawrence with a formal request
for permission to hold a. peaceful mass
meeting on the Commons for discus
sion of the strike situaUon and the ad
option of resolutions.
At the mills today more accessions
were reported. Mill owners freely pre
dicted that another ' week would
the collapse of the strike.
William Yates, a leader of the strlk;
ers, stated today in commenting on the
accessions in the mills: "We expected
this. It is no surprise to use. Driven
by hunger and starvation as they are,
what else could one expect. It is one
01 the tricks of the millionaire rani
owners to make its ppear that the
strike is collapsing." ,
Twenty five Italians and . Syrians
took trains but of Lawrence today, on
their way to Boston. They are plan
ning to return , to their homes in Eu
rope, worn out byRtbe struggle for .ex
istence in Lawrence,'
The most promising' move In con
nection with, the textile strike, which
is Jn its fourth week, wttb more than
15.000 operatives idle, was made today
whestho whole fightj was brought to
the .attention of the Amcrir aa. Federa
tlon of Labor by proclamation and p
peal. This appeal, signed by John Gol
den, president of , the United Textile
Workers of America, and other oftV
cials .of the organisation, aCttated
with the, Amerfcf Federstiosi of Ls
bar was printed : and eent out from
here today, under the direction of Mrs.
lrence, .who are suffering as a result of
the strike, and secondly ft contem-
plates the organisation as branches of
the American Federation of Labor of
all the textile workers of the mills in
to skilled and usskCled bodies. The
oflelaJs of the iAwranes labor union
hare ahrCsdy begun the work of organ
isthff the mm westers. The first work
at the Joint relief committee wns the
division of Use city into districts. Ev
ery . family dependent upon strikers
will be looked, after and it will be seen
that they are supplied with food, fuel
Excessive Cold Today Caused
Many Voters to Shun the'
Polls, Especially in Rural
EVERY RACE TO BE
A VERY CLOSE ONE
Notwithstanding the Number
of Candidates the Cam
paign Just Closed Has
Been a Quiet One. .
The Wayne County primary election!
is being held today, and it is antici
pated a small vote will be cast, espec-
tally in the rural districts, owing to'
the excessive cold. Although the farm
ers have nothing to do at present It is
believed the majority of them will balk
on making the long drives to their poll- -
ing places, prefering their comfortable
chairs in front of the big wood fires:
The vote In the city of Richmond.
will not be normal, it is believed, both'
on account of the weather conditions
and because the time honored custom
of .having a fleet of rigs and automo
biles to haul the candidates to the
polls has been dispensed with by an
agreement entered into by the candi
dates. Other persuasive methods for
merly emptoyed to entice a certain
class of voters to the ballot boxes are1
also conspicuous by their absence un-
der the agreement referred to.
The campaign which was brought to
a climax today baa been one' of the
dullest, from the voter's point of view,
in many years, : notwithstanding the
fact that large fields were entered in ; '
nearly every race for Instance,' Uto'"
candidates for prosecutor, six ; for ,
treasurer, four for recorder, two fori
representative and three for commlsv -sioner
from the western district.
Lively For Candidates.
: However, from the candidates point
of view, the campaign has boss an xV
ceedingty strenuous onol rBacb' con-,
testant realised that bis. opsoatata
were capable nntt popular men and
that he "would have to so some' .to.
win. To add to the candidates troubles
the weather, since the campaign open-
ed, January 1, has been excessively,
cold. Long, drives In livery rigs were
necessary and there Is hardly a candi
date who cannot show a frosted ear or
nose. t , ' t , I J, ' - f ; ,
The average voter, especially In the
rural districts still Insists In resard
ing any candidate who makes a can-'
yass in an automobile 'a bloated, and,
bonded aristocrat, notwithstanding th ,
fact a candidate could reduce his cam- '
palgn expenses one half by hiring sn
auto, owing to the fact that he could,
make his canvass in one-half the' tins
required in cavorting over the conn
try In a rig.
Owing to the prejudice against auto-,
mobiles the livery barns still continue
to reap a golden harvest during politi
cal campaigns. "" v , '
Three contests, for prosecutor, treas
urer Nand recorder, are exceedingly
close and only a few political proph
ets are attempting today to pick win- ,
ners in these races, and the contest
ants are nervously awaiting to see In
whose stocking the Political 1 Santa.
Claus leaves the three coveted nomi
nations. For the first time in many years the .
saloons can be opened after the polls
close at 6 o'clock. This Is possible un
der the Proctor law It is said that av
few saloons will not open.'
Of $3,000 for the Purchase of
Auto Fire Truck.
. Council tonight will be asked to 1
upon the merits of the autossobflo
truck, favored by the board of works,
when an ordinance will be presented
proviaing an appropriation or s,ow.
The board of works discussed this step
pt the meeting: thls; morning: and; de
cided that further preparations forsak
ing up bids were useless unless council
would give the necessary encoswsge-
ment to the project. ' The ordinance
will also proTido for the transfer of
IL009 from tbe feed fund of the .tt
depsTtmexL which Is not needs
the transfer also of tbe"t2.oe
printed for a fire wagon. This suss, wis
nv far the machine the heard favor. '
, A new style of cushion wheels will
also probably be included In the specl- -
Ib4rii email MWMnul , ?. .
It was thought advisable by the
board that the representative of. the
water works company be asked to at
tend the next meeting of the board; to
discuss the niacins of water malss o
SOUtawesT ronnn street, wsicn is u
bo iaxproved ttta sprinx and also Os
1 Jereetom. -JtJ
: P. J. rrswmsa. ntzornoy farlO;
heirs to the Dssswlnuiu .estates' -lum.x
Sooth Twenty-Arst street, q be
fled of the advisabiaty of jrsrUO
the Carolina poplars In frouL of Cut-
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