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VOL. XXX., NO. 2 97.
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The Volturno Aflame! First Actual Photographs of the Wreck
r.HRLTN', Oct. it. Twenty-six
atrial sailors and othee-rs of the Im
perial ministry of Marine- were killed
and four other un it we re fatally
wounded when the new admiralty di
rigible balloon, L. 2, the biggest air
ship In the -world, exploded :;tu0u feet
above the Johannisthal aerodrome
The tragedy, following so closely
s.iter the loss of another airship, the
I 1, which was wrecked over the
North s a In September, with tin- loss
of in 1 1 s, created consternation
throughout Germany.
Anions the 20 persons on hoard
were the admiralty trial hoard head
ed by Commander IbTnisohc, Com
mander Freye and C'apt. Gluth.
The. destruction of the L. 1 loaves
Germany without a naval aerial Meet.
The airship was being tested prepar
atory to being taken over by th ad
miralty from her builders.
Ilcnine LplcHl(J.
An Investigation showed the explo
sion was duo to an electric spark ig
niting the benzine which was carried
on board. The victims were either
burned to death or suffocated. So
terrible were the injuries of the four
wounded men that they hedged to b
shot. The commander of the airship.
Capt. Froye. was a former aide do
camp to Prince Adelhert, son of Km
peror William.
The L. 2 was equipped for war, car
rying1 guns on board.
A number of goommont otli-
Hal wltnovcd the tragedy at
JohannUthal. Thoo who were
Bare Two-thirds Majority Cast
Their Ballots to Oust Gover
nor in the TtGt on First and
Second Articles.
ALBANY. N. V.. net. 1 T. Wm. Sul
7.t was formallj' removed as governor
of New York at 11 :."( o'clock Friday
by the votes of more than two-thirds
of the court of impeachment that
convicted him of falsifying a public
record, of p rjury and of attempting
to induce another to commit erjury.
Tle vote WMS t ". lo 11'.
Chief Judge Cullen and Sen. Wetidc
did not vote.
AT.KANY, N. Y., , t. 17. Ym.
Sulzer on Thursday was found guilty
by the liigh court of impeachment on
three of the articles preferred against
him. They were one. two. and four.
Jle wj.s declared innocent on the
charges contained in article three.
Friday he will le removed from of
fice, but not disqualified from holding
office in this state in the future un
less there is a substantial change in
the informal vote reported to have
been taken by, the court on these
questions in secret session Thursday.
For the same reason it was expect
ed lie- will he found not . guilty on the
other four articles .still remaining to
be voted upon when the court ad
journed Thursday night.
Jaeut. Gov. Martin II. Glynn, who
has been acting governor, since the
impeachment of ulzer. will become
chief executive of the state. He is an
Albany newspaper owner. Robert F.
Wacncr. a New York attorney, will
become lieutenant governor. lb is
the majority leader in the senate.
Jlut I la iv Majority.
The vote on articles one and two
was r.? to is. a bare two-thirds ma
jority. The former article charges
that he falsified his statement of cam
paign contributions, the latter that he
committed perjury in so doing.
The vote cn article three, which
charges the ov rn r bribed witness
es to withhold testimony from the
Frawley investigating em:mttee. -was
up aimous in favor of the governor.
The vote on article i.,;;r was 4 1 to
It. six members changing their votes
on articles one and t. from "not
guilt" to gui!t." and two from
guilty" t. "not i.-uilt." This arti
cle charges that the i:oernr sap
pressed evidence by means of threats
to keep witnesses from testifying be
fore the Frawley committee. Among
Huso vva limcan Y. Peek, state su-
perintendent of public works, who tes
tified at the trial that the gvrnor
bad asked him to commit perjury.
The secret informal vote to remove
the governor was said to be 4;' to 14.
the same as on article four. an.', the
A..te not to disqualify him was said to
be unanimous.
Arti-de six which charges that the
governor committed larceny in specu
lating vith his campaign contribu
tions was said not to ha e been sus
tained in the se.-r t session by a vote
f .'' deolari::- the governor not guil
ty to seven against hi"i.
Artieb- five which charges that he
pr " ent-d a particular witness. Fred
criek I. 'oiwell. from attending the
scv-atus of the I'r.ivvley committee;
r.rti "-b- se. ji that he threatened to ue
lii- off;re and influence to affect the
"to 4,r yioiitteai a'-tbru of certain as-frr.i'lymi-n.
and article eight that he
corruj'tly u.-ed l.is influence to affect
the pric s of securiti s on the block
Dm una
watching the great iffar sliaeI
balloon through long range liehl
glae, saw a Muhlcn puff of
siin:ke, then the frame of the
balloon crumpletl up. For a min
ute tin wreckage hung suspended
in mid-air, then began to fall.
Gaining momentum cery second,
the wnvked iJirigil)lo fell -like a
shot and struck the earth with a
ia-h that echoed throughout tho
big aerodrome. While dropping,
nieces of wreVkage and the hodies
tt some of the ietiins could he
seen falling from the niftors.
The Iv. 1' was a giant in size, being
4W feet long and feet wide in the
middle. Three care were attached to
the bag and she was propelled by
motors capable of working up a speed
of 4."i miles an hour.
The L. 2 was the last word in aerial i
construction and the military authori
ties expected great things of her.
Kmperor William sent his condo
lences to the families of the dead
men and risked for the full particulars
of the disaster. A searching govern
ment investigation will be made.
exchange, were reported also to have
Wen decided in favor of the governor
in the secret session by a practically
unanimous vote.
Presiding Judgf Edgar M. Cullen,
who will shortly retire from the
bench, voted "not guilty" on every ar
ticle and rendered a long opinion in
explaining his votes. The other
eight judges of the court of appeals
were divided. On articles one and
two Judges YVillard Bartlett, Emory
A. Chase and Vm. E. Warner voted
for the governor and against him vot
od Judges Frederick Collin. Wm. H.
Cuddeback, John W. Hogan. Frank II.
Hiscock and Nathan Jj. Miller, making
a division among them of five to four
against the governor.
On article four Judges Bartlett.
Chase and Warner changed their
votes from "not guilty" to "guilty,"
and Judges Hiscock and Miller
changed from "guilty" to "not guil
ty," making against him a division of
six to three.
Presiding Judge Cullen held that
the offenses charged in articles one
and two were not impeachable and
that the governor neither falsified his
statement under the' provisions of the
election law nor committeed "Legal
perju ry."
"The rule here contended for," he
said, "amounts in reality to an ex
post facto disqualification from of
fice for an offense which had no such
penalty when committed, without af
fording an opportunity to show either
repentence or atonement. Men have
committed serious crimes, oven felon
ies, and subsequently attained high
public! position."
Fxplain Their Votes.
Practically every member of the
court explained his vote on article
one although those who voted in fa
vor of the governor did not enter at
length into a discussion of the merits
of the case or the matters of law or
precedent involved as did the others,
including all the judges. The latter
filed with the court Fngthy opinions
In support of their votes.
One of the judges. Nathan E. Miller
who was designated to the court of
appeals bench by Jsulzor. denounced
him as "totally unfi. for office."
Several of the senators also took
occasion to express harsh opinions of
t-'ulrer. Sen. age declared that the
$10,000 contribution of Thomas F. Ry
an was given to the -governor because
he "was useful" in congress and "as
a retainer for services to be rendered
in his new position."
Sen. Wagner, democratic leader of
the senate, rendered a long legal opin
inon in which he sought to refute the
contention that the offenses charged
in articles one- and two were not im
peachable because they are acts com
mitted before the governor took of
fice. (iives IMigthy Opinion.
Sen. Elon K. Itrown. republican
leader, read a similar lengthy opinion
in whic h he defended his vote in con
nection with the fact that he had
been politically opposed to the gov
ernor. "It has been my duty during the
present administration." he said, "to
lead the opposition in the senate and
at times there has been sharp con
flicts, cm more than one occasion I
was indignant at the governor's lan
guage and nets but the constitution
imposes the duty upon the members
of this court without regard to pre
vious bias. What man is so petty, be
he a member of this court or not. that
he can stand singly in this presence
and after taking a solemn oath to do
justice, and hearing the evidence, vote
out of revence or prejudice or
Sens. Wende and Puhamel, staunch
supporters of the governor ever since
lie was impeached. spoke briefly.
Sen. Ouhamol announced that he
migh; file a statement of his position
"at some future day."
Sen. Frawley. chairman of the
legislative investigating committee,
which first brought the charges
against the governor, announced that
he would attempt "to pass no opinion
as to the rights of the court to im
peach or not.
"I find that the high court of ap
peals are divided upon the question of
impeachment themselves." he said.
"Therefore, on the facts. I ca?t my
vote 'guilty.' "
The line-up of the South T?end All- j
St.irs t-:im that will face the Chlca- ,
Cu! s :it Sprinsbrook park Tues!ay
is announced as follows: Anib-rson,
i If.: Cney. cf.: Ko. hler. 2b.: Tinne-
ti il!. s.; Wheeler. 3b.; Arndt. in.;
Tieman. c: Watson, rf.: Middleton
and Shafer. pitcliers.
Middleton and Shafer have been;
import d from the Michigan State
b-ai:ue and others are players who are
either living here or spending the
winter In South Head.
Here is the flrt actual photograph of the Inirning of the Volturno the latest terrible high sea catastrophe to blot out a cargo or human
lives. This remarkable picture was taken by a passenger on the deck or the grosser Kurftierst. The great clouds or smoke can he seen rolling up
from the bow of the vessel. This photograph was made only a feu minutes before the final destruction or the doomed ship.
Governor Intimates That He
May Have Something to Say
on Case Today May Go to
U. S. Supreme Court,
ALBANY, N. Y., Oct. 17. "The
muzzle is off my friends. I would like
to be unmuzzled myself, but Judge
Heriick won't remove It until tomor
row." This was the only statement which
came from (iov. Sulzer Thursday
night. Samuel Hell Thomas, one of
Sulzer's kitchen cabinet, delivered the
message to newspapermen after he
and other members of the "cabinet"
had taken dinner with the governor.
According to Thomas, the governor
is in the best of spirits. While news
boys shouted their extras around the
executive mansion tonight the gov
ernor chatted with his dinner guests
and calmly outlined his plan of fu
ture action.
Just what that plan is. Thomas
would not say. lie said however, that
when the court if impeachment voted
Thursday to convict the governor lor
acts committed before he assumed of
fice, they violated section XII of the
federal criminal procedure and thus
made the case reviewable by the
United States supreme court and that
the case might be taken to the high
est court in the land by means of a
writ of prohibition.
"The governor is a fighter," said
one of the governor's callers. Should
he he thrown out of office, he will not
give up.' He takes the view that he
can do more for the people out of of
ce than he , can in it under present
conditions anyhoV. As a private citi
zen he will not be restricted in many
ways as ho is now."
Judge Ilerrick and the governor
had long conference Thursday night.
The governor again urged that he be
permitted to issue his 3.f00 words
statement,, but again Ilerrick refused
to agree to such action.
While the court was voting (Iov.
Sulzer was taking an automobile ride
CHICAGO. Oct. 17. Every move
ment of the tango dancers in cafes
and theaters of Chicago will be close
ly watched by a committee of the city
counc il, appointed by Mayor Harrison.
t get suggestions for framing a
"tango ordinance".
"What is the 'tango' and when is it
immoral?" are two questions to be
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After a strenuous tight. (Iov. Will
iam Sulzer is to step down from his
high odice today. He was convicted
frirw. .tit if f.-kiii A b 'i rciio )V" t li r
high court of impeachment. He is j
not uistiuaiined irom nomine ornce
and may be a candidate for office at
the next election.
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A life-boat of rescued Volturno l.acllgcls coming alongside the
(Irosser Ktirfucrst. Note the smooth surface of the water due to the oil
which was pumped onto the raging waves by the two oil-tank liners.
South Bend Superintendent is
Asked to Speak on Vocation
al Education at Indianapolis
Supt. i:. J. Montgomery of the city
schools, will appear on the program
at the state meeting of city superin
tendents in Indianapolis, Nov. 0, 7
and S.
Montgomery's subject will be "The
Location. Kind and Amount of Neces
sary Equipment for State Aided Vo
cational Schools". The local super
intendent ha staken particular inter
est in vocational education, which has
resulted in the establishment of a,
vocational pchoo in this city which
began its lim term this fall with a
large enrollment. The passage of an
act by the last legislature permitting
state aid for such schools has awak
ened further interest in the subject.
Montgomery's address will deal with
fitting the vocational school into the
general school system. He will ap
pear probably on the afternoon of
Friday. Nov. 7. remaining in South
Pend for the high school dedicatory
exercises on Nov. k
J. K. Neff. ofl the schoo beard,
board. Supt. Montgomery and H. M.
Appleman. head of the manual train
ing department of the high school,
will attend the convention of the Na
tional Society for the Promotion of
Industrial education, in Crand Unp
ids next Wednesday ami Thursday.
Manx of the teachers in industrial
educatio nwill appear on the program
at that time.
Supt. Miller, of Nappanee and Mis
Florence Taggart, domestic science
and art teacher. Miss Kolbe, German,
Miss Gelt, English, were visitors at
the local high school Friday. Miss
Taggart is a graduate of the local
school. Miss Foster, domestic art in
structor in the Huntington high
school, was also a visitor.
Preliminary examinations of more
than 100 applicants fo rcitiaenship
papers were begun Friday in the post
olfice. The examinations will deter
mine those who are to appear before
Judge Funk at the beginning of the
November term for final hearing.
Owing to the unusually large num
ber of applicants this year the pre
liminary examinations w:ll extend
over two days. They are being con
ducted by O. A Birkby and an as
sistant from the naturalization bu
reau in Chicago.
I,IGONIBR, Oct. 17. A full city
ticket was placed in the field by the
progressives at an enthusiastic mass
meeting. The ticket is the third in
the held in the municipal campaign,
the democrats and republicans having
preceded it in the field.
The progressive ticket follows: For
mayor. Dr. Fred It. Clapp; city clerk,
II. F. Hutchinson; treasurer, S. J. Wil
liams; councilmen. Dean C'orkran. L".
R. Treash, Jesse Dunning and Charles
PITTSIH'nGH. Pa., Oct. 17. I,o
rens Wagner, of West Llterty. seek
ing a divorce, declares that his wife
used a bull dog to hunt him and that
the dog- often forced him to climb a
tree and stay there all nijiht.
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Wm. C. Ellis Claims That He
and Wife Made Suicide Pact.
Telegram May Lead to Fur
ther Developments.
CHICAGO, Oct. 17. Mrs. Wm. C.
Ellis was found dead in her bed in
her room in a hotel Thursday after
noon. Her throat had been cut and
she had been shot twice under the
left arm. Ellis .a wealthy leather
merchant of Cincinnati, O., was stag
gering about the room, his throat and
wrists gashed by a knife and suffer
ing from three bullet wounds when
hotel detectives entered the room.
Ellis was taken to a hospital where
he declared his v wife had killed her
self and he had intended to end his
life as the result of it suicide pact.
Investigation by the police however,
caused them to doubt the &tory, and
Ellis was removed to the Hridwell
hospital where he will be kept under
a police guard, while a complete po
lice investigation will be made, llii
injuries are not serious. A number of
letters and telegrams found in the
room at the, hotel were taken by De
tective Captain Halpin and the con
tents of most of them kept secret.
One telegram caused Cpt. Halpin to
address a message to the chief of con
stables of Brantford, Canada, asking
about a Brantford merchant. The
Canadian police replied that the man
in question had not been out of
Brantford for some time.
Mrs. 'Ellis left Cincinnati last Sat
urday, coming to the home of Morris
Eborsolo, a friend and business asso
ciate of her husband. Ellis came here
Monday, finding his wife at the Eb
ersole home. lviter they moved to
gether to the hotel.
Thursday was the tenth anniversary
of their marriage and the couple had
planned to celebrate here.
The tragedy was discovered when
Ellis telephoned about noon to Eber
sole. He was incoherent and after
disconnecting Ebersole called the ho
tel and asked them to investigate.
Mrs .Ellis, clad in her night gown,
was in bed. There were no indica
tions of a struggle. Ellis was still
conscious, but weak from loss of
blood. A little pearl handled pocket
knife and a small revolver were on
the floor.
On the way to the hospital Ellis said
he and his wife had agreed to die be
cause of business reverses.
"She killed herself and I shot my
self," he said. "While I was cutting
myself, she took the knife away from
me and cut her throat. We wanted to
end it together."
Among the papers found on the
floor of the room was a torn ?h"ot in
a woman's hand writing, evidently
part of a telegram. It read:
"Wha shall T do? Can stay a
week. When will you come Address
Auditorium hotel. Monday."
VICTORIA. B. C Oct. 17. Dr. Fun
Yat Sen. the Chinese revolutionary
leader, is under arrest in Japan, ac
cording to information brought here
Friday by the liner Empress of India.
Dr. Sen is charged' with misappro priating
$160,000 thought to have been
funds of the revolutionary party.
CANAAN'. Conn.. ct. 17. "We
should worry" was the text of the talk
at the annual banquet of the Bald
Head club of America held here. The
affair was described as one of thi
nnest arrays of bald heads that ever
graced a banquet table.
Gertrude M. Scott was granted a
divorce from Warren Rexford Scott
in the superior court Friday and r;r
dered not to re-marry for two years.
Ms. Scott charged her husband re
fused to pay his debts and that t-h-was
humiliated by the constant call
of collectors.
The sutt of George C. Sehmmel
against William Nichols, of the Auto
Inn. for damages for injuries in a col
lision wos dismissed in the superior
court by the plaintiff.
PITTS HI" KG II. Pa.. Oct. 17. Sued
for divorce thirteen times since 11".
Charles Wagner of this city, sued his
wife. Wilhelmina, for a divorce, ex
plaining that he wanted to stop her
suing desire.
Huerta Reign Not Supported
by Washington Officials and
a New Move is Expected to
be Made Soon.
Twenty Nuns Forced to Desert
Their Convent and Are on
Their Way to America
Others Leaving Mexico.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 17. Pres.
Wilson indicated Thursday to those,
who discussed the Mexican situation
with him that he was irrevocably de
termined to deal no longer with the
Huerta regime but that further steps
toward bringing peace to Mexico were
being considered. No move is ex
pected, however, until after Oct. 20,
the date set for the election.
Ju.st what the Washington govern
ment will do Is yet a matter of spec
ulation among the high otllcials but
the trend of events they pay is unmis
takably toward conducting negotia
tions in some form or other with tho
The policy of the t'nited States has
been to make complete record of hav
ing attempted to handle the problem
of peaceful means. Fp to the present
parleys have been carried on with th
Huerta authorities who have rejected
the good otlices of the United States.
Strong pressure now is being brought
to bear upon the president and Secy.
Bryan to give the constitutionalist
an opportunity to compose the situa
tion through the support of this
Friendly 'lmartl Kebcla.
Reports that the president was pre
paring to recognize the belllger ny of
the constitutionalists are Paseti chiedv
upon the friendly disposition toward
them that has arisen among admin
istration ofticials .vince Huena's proc
lamation of dictatorship. Tne sug
gestion has been carried to Pres. Wil
son by those upon whose judgment h
and Secy. IJran have n the pa-st been
guided to some- xtent and while the
attitude Is one of waiting until Oct.
Lbj arrives it appears Thursday that,
some moe Indicating support for the
constitutionalists was not all improb-:
That Pres. Wilson bdievs
Mexico City administration is lneap--able
of lestoring constitutional au
thority is evident and there i a well;
founded understanding that the4
Washington government would adopt
a .vei v drastic policy immediately but
for the fear that it would interfere
with the domestic program of cur
rency and other important legislative
SUtcr Ihirouto.
Twenty Catholic nuns, members oT
the Sisterhood of the Incarnate Vof..
are among the refugees now nrout
from Tampico, Mex.. to Galveston.
Tex., on the oil tanker Hainant and
Waneta. They lied from their Institu
tion at Monterey. The tanker nl
has as passengers 10 British subjects,
ten Mexicans and one American.
Consul Hanna at Monterey report
ed to the state department Thursday
that he started a train Monday with
ir,." Americans bound for Tampico. oa
their way to the United States. Rail
road tralflc s suspended between
Monterey and Iiredo. Te. Mr. Han
na said the travelers were greatly
fatigued, having spent -1 flays in
making fhe jotirn from Torreon to
Travelers arriving in Monterey frm
Torreon Mondny brought word that
property there had riot been damaged
up to ct. 7 and that Americans gene-rally
were well treated although a
loan "of r0'iO,0"0 pesos had been le
manded of them. They said there
was n foundation for reports about
the killing of subjects in Torreon.
The departme-nt was informed of
the closing by Mexican authorities of
the bridge conne-cting Nuea Lare-do.
Mex.. with Lan-do. Tex. Passage i
permitted only to bearers ef passe
from Gen. Tellcz and railroad em
ployes have le,-n given notice the-v
must meve to the Mexican side or seek
em plovmnt ele where.
Urom Guadalajara it was report d
that the cjneo Minas mints, repre sent
ing an investment of jil.50e.eoM had
been forf ed to cl".e. Two cnider.ti
id Americans- are reported to have
been killed at the works, which are
owned by a r-omp.'iny ,, which. Jams
W. Gerard, ambassador to Germany,
is president.
While L C. Whit cr-mb was attend
ing the County Sunday School con
vention at the rirt Presbyterian
churc h Thursday n;ht his automo
bile was stolen at a! '-ut :.:10 o'clock
from r.e.ir the front of the church, i:
is believed.
It is though: that the machine was
taken by th- same men who failed
to e-t out of the city with Harry
Pagby's car. stolen trom in front of
the C. A. club We in. day night, and
recovered in a broken down condition
near the police station.
Whitcomb's car Is a big blak flv
passenger C. M. U. u.

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