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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
FTERMOON Edition BEN Tin: wkathi n, Indiana. t'n'-ettbd to night and Saturd iy in north portion; j . r f .i My showers; fair In south portion. louver M I- higan. Un settled tonight arid Satur AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR MAY WAS 16,398, day, probably occasional READ THE 'VANTS' showers; warar In west and south ; toriicht iortior.3. VOL. XXXI., NO. 184. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, JUNE 2 6, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS SOUTH D NEWS-TIMES KUESPERT BACKED UP BY CHIEF KERR IN GAFILL AFFM Says Officers Acted Within Law and Showed Good Sense in Treatment of Supposed Pick pocket Circus Day. SAFETY BOARD WILLING TO HAVE CHARGES FILED Proposal is Sidetracked By Re port That Gafill is Sat isfied That it Was Mutual Mistake. Declaring that the temporary arrest of U. A. Cafill on suspicion of brim,' a pickpocket, as mad' by Chief of De tectives Kuespert and Detective Diver last Friday wan excusable, and that Calill so n cognize.? it and is without animus against the officials on account of it. Chief of Police Kerr sidetracked the mailing of a letter by the board of safety Friday suggesting to Mr. Oa.till that if he has any complaint to make, to make it in writing at the next meet ing of the board and that it would bo investigated. "Mr. Kuespert and Mr. Gafill went over that matter thoroughly alter tho latter's identity wa-s established, and there was a thorough understanding," says the chief. "They shook hands and separated, Mr. (lafill realizing that ;i mistake had been made, for which Mr. Kuespert apologized. and his apology was aeevpted. Mr. Gafill was pointed out to the detectives a.s an swering the description of one of the men wanted. They had a. perfect right to take him and hold him for L'4 hours, on suspicion, if necessary, and I ap prove of what they did." Tho matter of an Investigation was suggested by Pres. Augustine, that is, to tho extent of proposing a letter to Gafill that ho make charges against the. otlleers should he wish to do so. I "have seen considerable in the news papers about this, and if he wishes to have it done, I am in favor of having him appear before the board and that ho 1 giving a hearing," he said. ISecil Not Ixk for Trouble. 'I can't see that it is necessary that wo should run around town looking for trouble, slid Commissioner .mogor. "He knows that the board of safety id hero and that by Miner a complaint it v ill have to bo considered. If ho c'oo.m't know it it is well enough to pass him tho word, and put him wise, but I am not in favor of any such formal invitation." Mayor Keller, who had stepped in at tho meeting, was Inclined to favor Pres. Augustine's plan at first, hut when Chief Kerr announced his posi tion in the matter, tho proposition was dropped. "Theso men do not know everybody in town, and neither do I, and neither do you," said the chief. "I understand that when the otficers approached him and told him he was wanted, he reach ed for his pocket. They had a right to assume from tho circumstances that he was reaching for a gun, which of l. r.ders of the pickpocket variety very frequently do. A.: otficers. they really had no right to assume that he was r aching for a card at all. Too many policemen hae been shot down just at that point. Mr. C.alill sees that it was Ills mistake a.s well as that of the otfi cers and as understand it. the in cident, as between the parties to it, is closed. " There was ery little to the polico department meeting Friday aside from the brief consideration of the Gatill Kuesport affair. Chief Kerr reported his expenses to tho meeting of the Na tional association of Chiefs of Police, at Grand Bapuls last week, to have I ecu JC1.0". The board was inclined to congratulate him. He will render .1 mere detailed report of tho conven tion at the meeting next week. Care for llmcrgvney Cas's. The matter of making some pro xision for caring for emergency cases at the city hospitals, where patients : ro destitute, and are furnished by the police, came up, but was not dis posed of. Pres. Augustine proposed an appropriation to the hospitals in the j . t animal budget. Trouble between the hospitals and the police depart ment in the past, and failure of the ity to caro for emergency patients. ). as brought tho hospitals to the point of refusing to receive such patients .nb-. the bills are guaranteed and at present the city has no fund for that purpose Puis for coal for the various tire j tation., w ill bo advertised fr hy the i a;-l of .safety at once. Chief Sibrel I I v 1 'in mends the purchase of 171 tons p eahint.Ls c.al, and ."I tons egg nut oa!. bMs to lie In Pv Julv iHh. each iic "in?aniei by a certified cheek for! 5 1 -.ad a bond for $.0 to be ftir J;isbeti tv the one to whom tho bid is awarded. The, board of safety nIo arranged a I'.e ting with the building code com mittee at Architect Adt lspergt r's ot l..e r.wt Monday aftt rnoon, to see 'what can b done with r gard to com- j itm; me irammg i me roue, i pun j looking up its minutes, they show thatj c v., , .,v. .... 11. e lieinnte understanding that $10 w.xs to cover the expense, while now Mr. Adelperger. a member of the t ominittre. wants H.ioo for his work fi!oi;e. Tiie board hopes to haw- a re I'ort ready for the common council in time for its n.-xt meeting in the "hole". A small crimp was put in the "army r.f unoinph e,r by the board Friday when it appointed Floyd '. Hudson to the position f lineman under Supt. I: aning in the city electrical department. FATHER AND SON DROWN An Knocked FYom Bridge By Train nt Port Wayne. I 7T WAYNE. Ind.. Jwnp 2S. Willi.: : Newport, 3S, and his son, Baw renpp, six, were drownen hero late Inst night when rup down by a Ben nsylva nla pas-enger train on a bridge at the outskirts of this city ;uifl thrown Into the St. Man's riv er. Mrs. Newport and her daughter. Hazel, eight years old, who were walking ahead of the man and hoy, leaped fro mthe bridge and were badly injured. HUERTISTAS TO ME REBEL AGENTS SUNDAY American Delegates Confident Buffalo Conference Will Re sult in Peace for Mexico. nv LAn:i:(T: tod. (Staff Correspondent.) MEDIATION HEADQUARTKUS, Niagara Falls, Ont., .Tune 2G. The arrival at Ruffalo of the constitu tionalist delegates, Louis Cabrera and Rafel Zubaran, to discuss terms of peace with the Hucrtlstns is now scheduled for Saturday night or Sunday. The American delegates and the Argentine envoy. Dr. Naon, are confident that Cabrera will keep liis agreement made in Washington to bring about a peaceful settlement of Mexico's civil war. All sides waited today for word from tho constitutionalists that Ca brera would bo upheld in his prom ise. Interest in the mediation confer ences has died out. Ambassador Da Garaa of Rrazll has gone to Long Reach, X. J., where he has a sum mer home. Minister Suarez of Chile will leave late today or tomorrow for Washington. Roth men will re main subject to call from Dr. Xaon, who will remain hero to watch the peace parleys between the two Mex ican factions. Th-e two mediators will come back whenever their ser vices are wanted. It is an open secret, howover, that they do not believe that a provis ional government will be establish ed in Mexico until the rebels enter Mexico Clt They hope to find Villa willing at that time to relent from the announced policy of the rebels to sweep all of the old gov ernment followers from power. Anions tho Htiertista delegates hero the name of Cabrera, head of tho constitutionalist junta, Is men tioned with more approval than heretofore. Since the military tri umph of Villa at Zacatecas and the threat from Villa's camp that Felipe Angeles would be chosen provisional president, the federals are more in clined to favor Cabrera for the place in spito of their refusal a week ago to accept any rebel at the head of the government. NEW YORK GETS 1915 SUNDAY SCHOOL MEET CHICAGO, June2S. The 191S gathering of the Sunday school con-! ventlon will be held In New York. This( action, together with the suggestion, that the convention meet every four vears instead of triennially as at pres-J ent. was taken at the session of the convention this afternoon. EX-MAYOR OF ROME DEDICATES ITALY'S WORLD'S FAIR SITE ... . A.- M-fi:kA$il ' i-v. e' A former mayor of Koine, and Ital ian commissioner to the world's fair, recently dedicated the famous old Iitin nation's fair site a: m Eran ciseo, amid one of the most impressive ceremonies so far witnessed at the fair grounds. "Italy's exhibit will be a surprise to everyone." said Nathan, but he didn't tell what the surprise would he. HAVE Till: NEWS-TIMES AC COMPANY YOC OX VOl'U VACATION'. Subscribers to The News-Times can have their paper follow them on their vacations by calling the circulation department of the pa per. Ttell 2100. Home 1151. We recommend tho morning edition, as in most cases It will reach you the same day printed. Keep in touch with home affairs while en joying your recreation. 1 KEY TO MEXICO ssmM Pirn-' mrtM! .. wtgw-tfa tkWjT .. vfcjtfS?l -Xi''AL "- ' sAA'A'Af--'' jU '-.?A""""wajf3Vw -. .... - . J I The last stronghold of Huerta's army outside the capita is nw in the hands of the rebels, and the march on Mexico City of Villa's men threatens to wreck the plans agreed upon by the mediators and plunge Mexico into greater chaos. Zacatecas was the last big town in the way of the rebels, and when Villa led' his 26.000 men against it he won the day only after great losses. Rut the victory makes the rebel general master of the situa tion in Mexico, and it seems that his threat to string up Huerta to the nearest tree is near execution. VILLA SETS UP NEW ORDER IN CAPTURED CITY AND STARTS CAPITAL MARCH nv joiix v. KomouiN. ZACATECAS, Mexico, June :'k Wih L'00,000 constitutionalist soldiers rushing to Agus Calientas to complete the work begun by the capture of Zacatecas, Gen. Villa today bent his efforts to establishment of a new gov ernmental system here and removing traces of the recent battle in which Gen. Harron's federals were over whelmingly defeated. Three hundred rebel soldiers were detail to gather up the bodies of the slain federals. They were piled into vast heaps, oil poured on them and ignited. Smoke of these funeral pyres could be seen in a dozen dif ferent sections of the city. First estimates of fj.floo killed may prove too large, but otficers in charge of the work insist that it is not far DEBT 01 By FIRIV Bankrupt H. B. Claflin Company Has Total Liabilities of $36,000,000. NEW YORK, June 2C. The bankrupt H. R Clallin company, it was learned today, owes ahout $2, S00,ooo to manufacturers and deal ers in dry goods and notions. This Fiim added to the l.ooo.ooo owed to banks on discount paper, makes the total liabilities of the firm V.muhm). It should be .-aid, how ex er, that the indebtedness of $H,u0 0 for merchandise purchased is not charged entirely against t lie II. R Claflin company, but alo against the 27 stores controlled and financed by the corporation. Six of tlu'se stores, two of them in Brooklyn, went into bankruptcy following the failure of the parent house. Others are going to receiv ership in various cities throughout the country today. A few of the stores may be able to finance them selves, but the bankers most conver sant with affairs of the ClaJlin con cern say this fortunate condition ap plies to not more than two or three of the establishments affected. TOLEDO, O., June '1 . Epon re quest of Frederick H. Swalley, a stockholder, the Lion Drygonds com pany, the Toledo branch of the H. R Clallin company, New York, was placed in tho hands of receivers to day. John Lewis, Jr.. present manager of the store, was appointed receiver. large iveerghandise CITY CAPTURED BY I wrong. On some of the hills, par ticularly the hill of the crickets, which guards the northern entrance to the city, and in the canon through which the railroad enters the city, groups and rows of dead soldiers were found, terrible evidence of the execution caused by the lire of the rebels machine guns. Zacatecas, the eagle city, has been the scene of battle in many revolu tions, but never has it suffered the damage such as that wrought by the guns of Gen. Villa. Row after row of buildings were leveled by the shells of the constitutionalist gunners. With the city in his control, Villa took no time for rest. He has prob ably had no more than live hours' sleep since the city was captured. "This is the beginning of Huerta's end." he declared today. "Within a month we shall be in Mexico City." ARREST A CONDUCTOR Pair Fled Fearing Threats By Wife of Charles Wolfe Found in Elkhart. m-A Z-'-AL;i '-1? - . - I - trMi . i niT'. 'fi l- ' - Ti aiti iitli ii il tMlni m r--1'rTI t4t FIND MISSING GIRL AND Ruby Scott. 14, the cirl who disap peared from her home at 10 2 5 Flor ence av. Wednesday afternoon, wat found Friday morning at two o'clock at KIkhart. where she had been taken by a girl named Viola Doolittle, other wise Helen Hose. 4 OS N. Scott St. The trip to Elkhart was the result of the threatened arrest of the two girls by Mrs. Charles Wolfe, ?.Z1 S. Carroll st.. whose husband is a street car conductor, with whom the two jiirls had ridden Wednesday afternoon. The Doolittle irl had told Kuby, ac cording to the latter's story to the po lice, that Wolfe was her father and that it would be all rUht for them to ride on his car. Charles Wolfe has leen arrested on a charge of assault and battery tiled r,y his wife, on which he will be held. The lodittle girl is IS years old and answered the description of the girl who was seen with Iiuby late Wednesday afternoon on the Jefferson bridge. Kuby had met her on several ccasions in the parks of the city. Wife IIa. Wolfe Arrotcd. It is said that Wolfe had made ar rangements to resign from his position with the railway company and had all his clothes packed as if ready for a Hip. Mrs. Wolfe told the police Fri day morninc that Wolfe had ordered her from the house. Wednesday the two girls rode out as far as Walnut st. on Washington av. with Wolfe. When the car return ed from the end of the line they bourd- l CONTINUED ON PAGE TEN) VILLA 'S REBELS GIT! ASKS RAISE OF ASSESSMENTS Street Railway, Electric and Gas Corporations Likely to Protest Against Increase By Board of Review. City Atty. Eli F. Seehirt took the first step Friday in what is expected to result in a contest on the assess ment of corporation franchises in South Bend by tiling petitions with the county board of review asking that the valuation of three franchises he in creased. The franchises are those of the Chicago, South Jiend and Northern Indiana Railway Co., Indiana and Michigan Electric Co., and the North ern Indiana Gas & Electric Co. It has been understood for several days that the city expected to petition that the assessments of the franchises be increased materially and it is thought that the three companies will make strenuous objections to such ac tion. The petitions filed request that the county board of review increased the valuation of the Indiana A: Michi gan Electric Co. franchise from $100, 000 to $5-00,000, the Northern Indiana Gas M- Electric Co. from $100,000 to $300,000 and make the Chicago, outh P.end and Northern Indiana franchise assessment $200,000. Take Up Matter Monday. The matter of assessing the corpora tions will taken up by the board of review on Monday or Tuesday and it is expected that objections to the petitions by the city will be made by the three companies before a hearing is permitted. C. D. Emmons, general manager of the Chicago. South liend Juul Northern Indiana Railway Co. stated Friday that objections would be made to an in eret.se in the assessment of the com pany's franchise. He Oeclared that the board of review will te acting out side the scope of its authority in in creasing the assessment, asserting that the state ha.s complete control over all transportation assessments. It ia probable that a tight will be made aeainst the increase which has been ( petitioned for when the board takes the matter under consideration .Mon day. HUSBAND'S VICTIM DIES Xem-atle Woman Succumb to Wounds From Kevolver. NEW CASTLE, lnd June 2. Mr.. Charles Grissom, who was shot four times by her husband yesterday following' k quarrel, died last night. After shooting his wife Orlssom blew out his iwn brains, dying- instantly. A double funeral will be held Sunday. ON 3 A C Twenty Thousand Made Homeless in Greatest American Conflagration in Years Are Fed in Great Army Camp and Martial Law Rules GOVERNOR CALLS FOR AID; HISTORIC BUILDINGS SAVED SALEM. Mass.. June 2. Two hun dred persons were unaccounted for today in Salem's great fire. The llames were under control at a. m., after rapine: for 15 hours unchecked. Four people are known to be dead. Fifty have been injured. From 1.1,000 to 20,000 are homeless. The property loss is estimated all the way from $1,000,000 to $21,000. 000. The city is practically without water. The thousands of homeless are being fed today in a great army camp pet up on Highland av. One thousand cots. 1,000 tents and 1,000 blankets are being distributed among the tire sufferers. There are rations for ten thousand being served by the militia commissary department. Ten thousand are being sheltered under the canvas today. Itieh and INxr on Level. Today's rations to the homeless con sisted of a loaf of bread, a can of beef, and a cup of coffee. Rich and poor were served alike. The wealthy sec tion of the city as well as the tenement districts are in ruins. One thousand buildings were burned. The known dead are: Mrs. Edward McGlone, Federal and Boston sts.; died of heart failure after seeing her home burned. Mary Fiske, died of heart disease while being moved from Salem hospi tal to the almshouse. Unidentitied man, body found in ruins. Unidentified child, body found in ruins of a house on May st. (iovcrnor Ism's Appeal. Fifty persons were injured and re moved to the hospital. Gov. Walsh is personally supervising the relief work. He arrived on the scene last night and worked all night among the lire suffer ers. The governor issued the following appeal today: "The city of Salem, one of the most prosperous and attractive mu nicipalities in the state, has been stricken with a conflagration unpar alleled in the recent history of Mas sachusetts. Millions of dollars' worth of property has been destroy ed and thousands of men, women and children have been made home less and destitute. The need of im mediate relief is most urgent. "Let the citizens of Massachusetts show their sympathy at once in a practical way and demonstrate once more the generous spirit that has always characterized the people of Massachusetts when a call has been made by a stricken community. In order that aid may at once be given and an oportunity provided for col lecting funds I hereby request all citizens interested, who can con veniently do so, to meet me at the state house at 9:0 o'clock this morning to organize a committee to undertake all the necessary relief work. I also re quest the mayors of cities and selectmen of towiis, to or ganize local movements to organize in this work. At this mornixig's meeting a treasurer will be named to whom all funds may be sent and the committee on relief organized." City Unrtor Martial Law. The city is now under martial law of the strictest kind. All looters will be hot on sight. aA cordon of milit.a now extends around the burned dis trict. The militia now on the spot includes the Second corps of cadets, the entire Eighth regiment and one company of the naval brigade. Col. Frank A. Graves is in command. Adding to the suffering homeless sas a water famine. Drinking water was brought in ; buckets from springs in the outskirts or carried from IVabody, Beverly. Marblehead and Lynn. So sm.dl was the supply of water that only a scantily filled tin cup full could 1 allotted each applicant. The tire has laid was-te one-third of the city. The I flames swept southeast a mile and a ! hair after having been started by an explosion of gas in the plant of the Korn Leather company. The :!aniu 'thta cut a crescent A Features of The Great Salem Fire Historic Salem, founded in 1iPJ!, next in age to Plymouth itdf, fa mous in literature and history of nation, one-third in ruin-. l our Known dead. Two hundred tiiiacvoimtcd for. Fifty injux-cd. Twenty thousand of l:,.0m op ulation liotneloo. Water supply gone. Gov. WaNh make apHal for aid. Militia camp fettling lo.tmo lire MiHorvrs. Property lo probably S2O.O0O.. ooo. City under martial law. Soldiers oi-dercl to lxt looters. Burned area in nvvnt shape two and a half inile long. One and one-ball' miles aero? xidet wirt. Ruins includes 100 homos, busi ness blocks, facirios, -lnm-lns. public institutions and other build iugs. Fire burned lifleen hours. Help sent from tucxil.-lie cities and tow us. I -"ire started from explosion of gas. City's famous hi-lorie structures saed. shaped area in the business district over a mile wide. At daybreak the fire raged in the east section of the city, but at .1 a. m. the firemen said they had controlled the flames. SH'iu Night in Camp. Most of the refugees were forced to spend the night in the open, the main refuge camp being o;. Salem commons. Block after block was dynamited in an effort to cheek the lire. The rail road depot was among the buildings dynamited. A score of manufacturing plants are burned, including the big mill of the Naumkeag Cotton company, which has f. 000 hands on its payroll, being ono of the largest in the world. The night was one of terror. All the lights in the city were' put out of commission. The lire was the most serious confla gration in the history of New England. In the destruction of the. industrial plants, the city and its inhabitants suf fered a tremendous loss. Thousands ff employes lost their jobs a.- w 11 aa their homes. The entire water front was spt. Some sailing ess Is had a very nar row escapo. Hospital Destroyed. The s'.tlc in hospital was destroyed. A hundred patients, of whi u thirty were injure in the :ire. were hur riedly removed to the aim-house and to th. Beverly hospital. Ambulances, automobiles, hacks and grocery wagons were pressed into s-.-r b-e. n.j old woman died daring th- transfer. Seeral church s in tiie Point sec tion of the ity were destroyed, in cluding the new St. Joseph's Cathohc chur h. a costly edifice. Through the r.ight th re were varioj., rumors of fatalifie. The mo.-t p. r sistent was that reporting the death of ten Lynn firemen. It was impossi'vle luring the excitement and di'rii-rs to ac rtain the ;,robuMe tolls. A hurried roll call will made to day by the police and the military authorities an. I tne ruins will be s arched. Mayor Hurley Dircvt- Work. M-tyor Hiirb-v, v, hoe .l j,, i- f. mous throughout the ' out.tr;. . per sonally superintended the dynamiting of buildings abmg'dd'- of the eomuiis ior)'T of puM.r safety. :t :i compani'-s of Infantry m'-n with :iv'J Uiyonets patrol the tire z':.e t"d;. Army stoes are b ing set up in di!"fr-nt parts of tile n'y 'o,J streets. Cot:.-- will tf k X hot these stoves and men. , i s ,.f the om missary w ill cook any i t ial.s "Ah.cil refugees desire to hae h.t. Salem's buildings of i.ation-w id- fame. The House of Sn Ia h'- Hawthorne's birthplace, the I-tx in stitute, the IVabody mu-eum. the Old Town Hhum- and other Tu' tur. ; famed in th- hi!r,rn U ar. l liter. tty j annals of th-r country, ate still ; re served. THOUGHT HE WAS GOAT Heat Iries Man Insane and He Butti Brains Out. CLOWN JOINT. Ind.. Ju?..- ::.- Crazed by the heat into ? el -.;;: h-" was a goat. Henry Ma.inAi, after be ing or.".ned m ;a;l her-. b;tt-d h : - he, i.l so hard rgiin-d the s!-el hns that he fraetur . 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