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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
fi FTERNOON tin: wiwTiunt. INDIANA Thunder- showers this .ifterno.-.n fT toni-'M; Frid ty ur..-"TT , continued -a arm. wi:i: MP ' HI f " A N Unsettled tonight nnd Fri- v pin Edition AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR MAY WAS 16,398. ! O READ toe 'wants' d a y : priib.i !!- slightly co-.b-r UTd-ht !r, houtheapt portion. vnc. x x x u etl laa.. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS SMILE! ITS THE FASHION THIS YEAR flLLft TAKES ZAGATE BUTTLE; PEACE SOUT BEND I I VJ T7T" A "Vd IMES 1 lLi W ra GREAT DRY GOODS CUE! THROWN INTO BANKRUPTCY CIS IN BLOODY PROTOCOL SPED; OTREATWITH REBELS HUERTA NOW I I 0 t Receivers Appointed for H. B. Claflin Co., Controlling 28 Stores Liabilities May Reach 30 Millions. LOST MILLION THROUGH REDUCTION OF TARIFF Small Bankers Call in Short Time Loans and Company is Unable to Meet Demand, Causing Suspension. N'FAV YORK, Juno 2.". Federal Judge Hand today appointed Jos. F. Martindale. president of the Chem ical National bank, and Frederick Juliard, receivers for the H. B. Claflin company, one of the largest dry goods concerns in the United States, and the Defender Manufacturing Co. The petition against the Claflin com pany was filed by John C. Karnes, of New York, on behalf of his other creditors. Karnes claimed that the Claflin company owed him $3,titiS on a loan and that it has several million dollars of indebtedness. The petition against the Defender Co. was filed by W. P. Odell of New Jersey, a note, creditor for $u,200. Judge Hand fixed the receiver's bond of tho Claflin company at $500, 000, and JOO.OuO for the Defender company. An involuntary petition In bank ruptcy was also filed against the Claf lin company by John Muller, William Worth and Alfred Fergner, creditors claiming respectively $731, $2,liil and I'jilluro Startles City. The failure of the Clatlin company is one of the greatest that has ever j-taxtlod the commercial life of New York. It is reported in financial circles that the liabilities amount to fully $30,000,000. It Lj understood that there are about D.ooo banks throughout the country corporation and controls 28 dry ygoods live of the more important New York banks aro believed to bo affected also. The Claflin company is a $9,000,000 cororatlon and controls L'S dry goods firms in the United States. T'oniMNl in IK'JO. The Clallin company was Incorpo rated in 1ND0 and this incorporation was followed by the organization in 1900 of the associated merchants' com pany, with $20,000,000 of authorized capacity which in turn was followed by the organization in 1901) of the United Drygoods company, with $51, voo.o0 of authorized ca)ital. The larger companies were holding companies and included among their assets many of the Clallin Interests. no of the causes contributing to the suspension of the Clallin company was that the concern lost $1. 0-00. 000 ever night through the tariff reduction. Another reason was that the concern for some time past had been operating by making only temporary loans in stead of long time loans, and that when the different bankers decided to rail in their loans the order hit the Clallin Co. a terrific blow. Small Hank. 4 Call Logins. Homo of the New York banks who were holding the Clatlin papers were said to have been willing to leave them uncalled, but most of the Claf lin loans li id been made of the smaller so-called country hanks, and these in sisted upon .1 payment of the notes upon maturity. Jt was learned on the highest au thority the the Associated Merchants and the United Drygoods companies were in no way involved in the sus pension of the Clatlin company. These concerns held only a comparatively mall part of the Claflin stock, and their loss will bo so Muall that they coaid continue paying dividends on their own stock even if their holdings in the Clatlin company were a dead loss. It ww stated today that a number cf bankers have decided another store which is controlled by the Associated .Merchants and United Drygoods com pany. This stor has considerable paper in circulation but its assets can more than take care of its every obli gation. However, the store has found it a bit hard of late to get loans of the amount it desires, owing to the new conservative, rule among bankers. WILL TRY TO BRING SOUTH BEND CHINESE TO CHRISTIAN FAITH U:f':ts are being made by S;.uth H. :vl churchmen to Christianize the c. : .. -e enii'Ied in tm city, ana a i' - : il cam: aign has been planned. A speaker from Chicago will an address here to the people of itiouaP.tv in an effort In nromote 1; t!- si.rk in ihe near future. i'e. t. J. I 'arsons, pastor of the .a:n.-y t. iiaptist church, is at the b' a i ..f the proposition locally. Thurs day !r.o::i:tiL' he delivered literature to all of the rotaurants, laundries and thT :.oj s .it which Chinamen are employed. Kifurts are being made to i-'et them to attend city churches. m j:s Acrorvr. Ili -liard M. Johnson has been sued the circuit court for the collection of bill of J I for a carload f coal the 'bio ,v M;chiir:m Coal Co It a alb ir. it contract was made b-i t V n th tdair.tirr ;in,l defendant bur 1 that th- (lefer.dan! failed to pay for shipment r co.il, which sent to )!!in on Dee. ir. The plaintiff u'iin Judgment fur liti. THE VAUDEVILLE SMILE MLSS GRACE TYSON. You Laugh With Her. V x,, 7Nfc .... . . f . -m4 1 A- T ... '.. . .." . . .. - . j . -. : y- r. y . . t 'w THE SUFFRAGET SMILE MUS. IXKZ .MltLHOLUVND. Prominent Leader in Equal Suffrage Ranks. 'IT . : : .. VJ V I SUMMER GIRLS FIND THE SMILE A BEAUTY HELP HY IDA 1 1 MeC.LOXi: cnusox. aid a man on the street corner: "Do you notice how much more beautiful the summer girl is this year?" "Yes," answered his observant find not jealous wife, "and the reason is that it Ls the fashion this summer to smile. So, mj' dear, if a girl smiles at you don't think she is Ilirting with you. She Is only following the new decree of Dame Fashion." Smile everywhere, and at every body. Train your mouth to curl up at the corners. Don't let it droop in the saggy lines of sadness nor close tightly in stub bornness and discontent. Don't turn sour in hot weather just because the milk ha;s done so. Don't take life too seriously. It's the samo rid world and quite ridicu lous enough to smile at. FIVE KILLED 115 AUTO PLUiES OVER CLIFF Car Falls 125 Feet to Beach Near Los Angeles Bodies Found in Morning. LOS ANOKIil'S. Cab. June 25. -Five persons were killed and one perhaps fatally injured last night when an au tomobile in which thev were riding plunged over a cliff to the beach. 123 feet below, at White's point near heres. The bodies lay amid the debris of the wrecked car ail night, being fojnd by two Japanese gardeners today. The dead are: Miss Laura Townsend, 33, Point Firmin. , Miss Laura Townsend. 20 Diego. Miss Myrtle Brandon Filbrook. Harry Baker, Los Angeles, wire less operator on the steamer Har vard. Unidentified boy. 16 years old. be lieved to be Harry Harms. Percy Townsend. a wireless opera tor at San Pedro, was badly injured and little hopes for his recovery were held out. The unidentified boy was still i breathing when the wrecked car was dlscrtvered, b it died while aid was be inc summoned. The other dead were believed to have been instantlv killed. FLAN DEI US N. V. A stalk of asparagus, three inches in diameter, n record for New Jersey, was erown by Joseph F. Gray. j YOUTH'S SMILE GENEVEVE CLiAHIv. Daughter of Speaker Clark. . ' . - .... m S V i , - A GHOST OF TEDDY'S SMILE MRS. NICHOLAS I.OXOWORTIL iJaughter of Ex-President Rociseolt. Rememher you must be In style and shed your griefs and annoyances as you have your petticoats. Revive that old song: "If I should die tomorrow I'll wear a smile to night." Re glad that It Mode has at last decided "a smile is a woman's great est beauty from the cradle to the grave." "The angels are whispering to her," thinks the fond mother as her darl ing's rosebud mouth curls upward. "Love lurks unbidden in my sweet heart's smile," writes the lover. "Mother's smile will ease the pain," is the unconscious thought of the child as he stretches out his arms to her. And grandmother's beautiful smile of resignation makes heaven seem nearer to all who see her, for they realize that for her it is just beyond. Keep smiling. It is the latest fashion. WIFE HHP ILLS SELF Jealousy of Charles Grissom, 50, Believed Motive for Tragedy at Newcastle. NEWCASTLE, Ind.. June 2 3. Charles Grissom, aq-ed 30, probably fatally wounded his wife today and then committed suicide. Grissom tired three bullets at his wife, all striking her in the breast, one goins through her body. Doctors say she can live only a few hours. After his wife had fallen, and be lieving her dead, Grissom placed the muzzle of his revolver in his mouth and pulled the trteser, the bullet penetrating: the brain. Jealousy is believed to have prompt ed Grissom. INDIANAPOLIS MAN DIES OVERCOME WITH HEAT INDIANAPOLIS. June 23. Edward Wilson, aped 3S. a carpenter, over come with heat while at work on a new buildinpr. died at the city hospital this afternoon. The o:tieial street level temperature at 1 o'clock In this city was ic9 decrees. In a hospital at Hartford City. L. C. Stevens, a railway mail clerk, was re covering from injuries he suffered when, crazed by the heat, he leaped from a Pennsylvania train running 40 mile an hur yesterday morning. N DIANA MAN SHOOTS THE WESTERN SMILE MRS. EDWARD TILDEN, JR. Wealthy Chicaco Society Leader. JEIS01 LOSES HIS Supreme Court Reverses De cision of St, Joseph Circuit Court in Damage Suit Brought by Meter Reader. A decision in facr of the South Bend and Mishawaka Gas Co. was re turned by the state supreme court Wednesday against James K. Jenson, who was awarded $10,000 damages in in the .St. Joseph county circuit court in September, 1911, for injuries re ceived while in the employ of the gas company. Jensen sued for $25,000 and a judgment of two-fifths of that amount was rendered in his favor, but the case was appealed to the higher court and won by the defendants. Attorneys for Jensen were John II. Sutton of Chicago and Frank Dunna hoo of South Bend, and counsel for the gas company were V. A. Mclnerny and John Yeagley. Jensen was a meter reader for the company during June 1910, and stop ped one day to assist some other em ployes of the concern who were wrecking a fallen smoke stack. While climbing up the stack, a step of the ladder broke, throwing him to the ground. He sustained the loss of an eye, a crushed skull and several other injuries. In filing suit he attributed the accident to the neglect of the company and his complaint was sus tained in the county court. Jeiwji Signed Ileleaso. According to the gas company Jen sen released them from all reliability when he accepted payment of $10.1.25. Jensen alleged that when he signed the paper he was under the impression that they were receipts for his wages, he havinir that amount due him. Ho claimed that he received hut $30 "at that time" of the amount and alleged that the release was secured by fraud. The supreme court held that Inas much as Jensen did not offer to return the money he received the finding should be for the defendant. The court further stated that the argument "that all the money received at that time" was $50 did not deny the allega tion that Jensen had received the re mainder cf the amount alleged to have been paid him by the gas company. AlxtnM't of Decision. Here is the abstract of the court's decision: 1. Where the defendant in an action by a servant against his master for al leged negligent injuries answered that In consideration of $103.2 5 paid by de fendant to plaintiff, after the injury, the plaintiff executed and delivered to defendant his release in writing, a re ply alleging that the release was pro cured by representing to plaintiff that it was a receipt for money due him as wages, and that he believed he was signing a voucher for wages, and that all tho money he received "at that time" was $50. and there was $50 due him as wages at that time was Insuf ficient on demurrer, for lack of an offer to return the consideration after the fraud was discovered and before bringing suit. 2. The averment "that all the money received at that time" was $30. does not negative nor exclude the express al legation that plaintiff received the further money alleged to have been paid in settlement. 1IAVK THi; NFAVS-TIMFJS AC COM PA XV YOC ON YOUR VACATION. , Subscribers to The News-Times can have their paper follow them on their vacations by calling the circulation department of tlu pa per, liell 2100. Home 1151. We recommend the morning edition, as in most cases it will reach you the same day printed. Keep In touch with home affairs while en joyin? your recreation. S1Q.00Q VERDiGT AGIST GAS CD EALTY BROKE 9 9 HELD IN GH10AGG ftS STORE THIEF Police Raid Fashionable Apart ments of Daniel Murphy and Find $6,000 in . Alleged Stolen Goods. CHICAGO. June 2? Daniel Mur phy, who posed as real- estate broker, was arrested today after the police had raided his fashionable apartment and recovered property valued at more than $0,000, which was alleged to have been stolen. Among the articles recovered was a rare bit of old tapestry valued at $1,500 which vanished from the walls of the display room of Marshall Field & Co. six weeks ago. Tho police also found a Persian rug more than 500 years old and valued at $1,000 which was stolen from the department store, also cut glass, valuable statuary and other costly furnishings. Mrs. Murphy, who is said to be a school teacher, was questioned by the police today. She said she married Murphy four years apo, and he told her he was a real estate broker, hut she never learned where his office was located.. She said he told her the pretty things he brought home were either smuggled into this coun try or purchased at auction sales. "I never questioned him because I thought he made lots of money," she f aid. M. T. Ford, head of the special service department of Marshall Field &. Co.. said that Murphy has been seen In the store several times, but because of his refined appearance and fashionable clothes had neer been suspected until a week ago when an expensive . handbag which Murphy had handled disappeared. T?tectives followed Murphy to his home which was later raided. Murphy was lock ed up at the detective bureau. SOUTH BEND GIRL OF 14 DROPS FROM SIGHT Ruby Scott Sent on Errand Wednesday Afternoon and Fails to Return. The disappearance of little Ruby Scott. 14, from her home at 162 6 Flor ence st., has caused quite a stir in that nieghborhooci. The child disappeared Wednesday afternoon after her mother, Mrs. G'Ttrude Scott, had sent her down town on an errand. In. many re spects the case is similar v:ith the Catherine Winters affair in Newcastle. The child was last seen in the neigh borhood in which an aunt lives. It is said that while at her aunt's home she asked or e of her playmates to go with her where she did not say. Search has been made of the homes of all the relatives of the family and no trace of her ha,s yet been found. She left home Wednesday at three o'clock and was on roller skates. he is described as being small for her age, with light hair and blue eyes Jid with a pear under her left eye. The ex treme j-c-uth and smallnes of the child has caused the police department to scout any idea that would suggest that white slavers are to blame for her dis appearance. CHICAGO Mrs. Laura IXmbrow Fki when arraigned in court for the theft of. sone tllk, offered to sive her baby in recompense. She was lined one cent and sentenced to serve one hour in JaiL Carranza's Chief Fighter Prac tically Annihilates Federal Army, Killing 2.000, Cap turing 5,000 Men. MEDIATORS TURN OVER JOB TO RIVAL FACTIONS Negotiations Near Conclusion at Niagara Falls and Mexi cans Will1 Discuss Pres. Hu erta's Terms. BY JOHN" W. KOHKKTS. . (Staff Correspondent. ) ZACATECAS. Mexico. June 2T.. (Delayed by Censorship.) (Jen. Fran cisco Villa has achieved the greatest victory of his remarkable career by the capture of this city after live days of bloody lighting which resulted in the practical annihilation in one of the largest and best equipped armies ever gathered in Mexico by the fed erals. Fully 2,000 federals were killed in the fighting, and as many wounded. Between 5,000 and C.Oih) federals were taken prisoners by the constitution alists. All of these will be enrolled in Gen. Villa's ranks of Gen. Barron's army of 14,000 men less than D.000 escaped. Gen. Barron also lost half of his ar tillery, 6,000 mauser rifles, a gnat quantity of ammunition for rifles and cannon, IS locomotives and 300 freight cars loaded with stores of all kinds, most of which had been looted. Planned Kvacuation. The fact? that these freight cars were found loaded was evident that the federals had evacuation in con templation before the battle began. All the banks in the city had been stripped of money and other valuables by the federals before they fled, and many of the public buildings had been Idown up with dynamite. The prin cipal streets had been mined and the explosions of these mines cost Villa's men heavy oss of life. The city presented a scene of deso lation and havoc when the triumphant rebels took possession. The loss of the attacking army, while insignificant when compared with the losses sustained by the de fenders, was nevertheless very heavy. Gen. Villa places the number of rebels killed at 550 to 000 with possibly MjO wounded. This is a conservative esti mate. Generals Are Wounded. Among the wounded are Gen. Mac- lovio Herrera, Gen. Trinidad Ilodri gTjez and Gen. Ortega, three of Villa's ablest olficcrs and most gallant light ers. .Ml three probably will die. Their loss would be keenly felt by the con stitutionalists and Villa would lose some of his chief mainstays. The federal army defending Zaca tecas numbered fully 14,0 m 0 men well armed and supplied with food and ammunition. They occupied a position believed by military experts to be practically impregnable. That Gen. Barron, the federal commander-in-chief, felt called upon to abandon such a position under such circumstances was considered as a l.ujk of coniidence. Ixft Nothing to Chance. Gen. Villa in his attack upon Zaca- tecas, left nothing to chance. While it was true that his arrny outnum bered the federals two to one, the ad vantage of position was so strongly in favor of the government forces that some of the rebel generals were dis mayed by the task set before them. But not Villa. With characteristic optimism and enthusiasm he inspired his men and his own courage upon the firing line heartened the troops when the federal tire was hottest. Zacatecas is surrounded by high hill? upon which the federals had estab lished earthworks. Heavy eanr.un were mounted upon thee forti:icatins and the trenches were tilled with am munition. The only approach to this mining city, the largest and richest in the Mexican gold and oil district was through a dep canon. The only important points in north ern Mexico remaining in federal hands are Aguas Calenties Qualero. fcitn Luis I'otosi and Guadalajara. riivci: iwklcy Binwi:i:N iiuiikta am hi;iu:in ni:xt. iiv iackknci: tod. S taff Gorr es po n d e n t . M EDIATION HHAHQFA IlTE IU-. Niagara Falls, Ont. June The "A. Ii. C" mediators have turned over t the Mexican peace representatives the negotiations relative to terms of Pre--. Huerta to the rel-ls. Farl-v are to Ft art soon in HufTalo or Toronto. The mediators have airrt-ol with the Americana and Huerta envoys that Here arc Three Articles Of Peace Protocol WASHINGTON, important protocol June , 2:,. Thro paragraphs havft been agreed upon !y the Nianrl Falls mediators, their ultimate value to depend upon whtiher or not a tirnl agreement will be reached on the knotty problem if a provisional president. The completed agreements are: 1 The army of the Fr.ited Ftat a in Mexico will be withdrawn from Vera Cruz at a tim- to be agreed upon by the Fnited StaUs and the provisional government of Mexico. 2 An international commission will be established whih will havo jurisdiction and power to settle all personal and property claims arising by re;ion of the rebellions in Mex ico. V, A general amnesty will be pro claimed by the provisional govern ment for all political prisoner wheth er held by the present federal party or by the constitutionalists. These agreements are contained In protocols which were signed by th Fnited States and which t mbody the representatives' progress of media tion to date. when a provisional government is cre ated by the triumph of the strongest army in Mexico that government shall not punish the Spaniards, Germans. Hnglish, Americans or any other for eigners who nay have been active on one side or the other in the wars of the past three yt ars This argument is yet to be approved by the conquer ors themselves. The articles of a protocol signed her- last' night by the outh Americ an mediators and the deb gates from Washington and Mexico ' i t - govern ments were positively declared by Dr. Naon. the Argentine envoy and his Assistants to mark a complete success for mediation. Vet the Mexican.-? smiled wearily when the flurry war Pas, and men in tli ir following p . marked that the diplomats had merely played once more the 'tame et before them by the Washini-T. government. Nothing had eeen o me to solve the real problem of Mexico, tb problem of who would rule the country and on what line; the government should be conducted. lreiicilt Gi Authority. It was learned that the mediators have threatened to break up the con ference unless an in. mediate reply was had from Washington a to the ;irti ic of agreement which were drafted. Th American delegates telephoned to the state department at 5:. ( estrday af ternoon ami Secy. Bryan and Pres. Wilson held a conference. At that hour the report of the fall of Zaca teca.s had arrived. The American del egates were notified that the articles for a. protocol could be sieio d at mice. At the same time came reports from Washington that the Fnited States government had assurances from Gen. Villa that after taking Zacatecas he would be ready to make peace with the Huerta delegates. The constitu tionalists did not promise actually to come to an agreement with their ene mies, they simply agreed to talk with them. I. is to this talk that. the Huerta delegates look forward with distrust. They believe that it v ili be in the form chb fly of news from the field of battP, aeoompanb',1 by de mands for a complete surrender of their political po-.v -!. Tins the Huerta delegates will resist. are con vinced that their property interests land, mines and railroad hop lings are in danger. No Mention of Troojw. That no me-ntieui of the presence of American troolS m Vera Cruz was made in the articles sji:j; d vas pednt- ed out as proof that iwt even th Americans w re convinced that the Mexican proMe mwas ra ar solution. It is known that Pre i 1 -o n lr:.-i st that the troops remain in Mexico until an election shrill have been hM and a president duly ep-et-d bv the people, shall have taken e,;!;ee. The plans dis cussed here for choo-dr.g a provisional government have . n abandoned. Whether there shall be a bipartisan election commission or mere; a pr ebnt and cab can factions ir.e t is for the t v. to St v. C(e on tlm battle held wall determine whbh of tlm two shall sj.e,-:k louder. In the mean time the mediatory are' getting read-' to take up their work as nvoys fro :i their respective countries to the Fnited Mates. I r. Naon of Arg KTina. ;.r! Minister Suarez of Chile-, pro' go to Washington as soon as :Mv will they can .arrange for their depart; conference will take a : s something has b. -n .: ( the pea. re parlev s bet v. V. the J tas alld the Spo'K s.-i u for tile t i o r. i -1 s. The u n t i I ad ia a rt is- FIRE SWEEPS SALEM: MILLION DOLLAR LOSS IN FIFTEEN M-MUTES BFLLFTIN. SAL.F.M. Mr!---.. Juna- Tb- -r.t;r.- leather f.ict.-iv d:-t:. t of th- . ::v :s threatened with rrii d-t- destru.-tion by a series of :ir - t a ri -ra- oat .1 til- various cstaik.-h ::amt on lb -.-'.on. Goodhne and Fridge a oY! the-, aft- moon. In tnfteen minutes $ i.. worth e,f property w.is destroy f-d. . :kr;. r.orthvv-st w:r.-i . -pt t be nre to .-, ard th eity. driving the !.r-men and their machines away froi the hre. Twenty lives are reported ;f, p. -en b-t in u .Moroc.-o i.i.t'-ry. ,r. confirmation cannot secured at th..- tim OHIG a : t. Au-nst P tt sh a ch'ef of p. k.-e entire po lice force of the il!tCe . f K-oT-ao-'l Fark. was arrested and held in j id 1 1 hf-urs v a ! p':?c sh, r!'f :'; re fusing to serve a w a rr.i e.t -Ai-ri: oJ by a juBticc of the j.-tt.