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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
fl FTERHOQN BEND N THE WEATIIJJn. Dower Michigan nnrt Indiana Genrally fair tonight and Saturday. Edition READ THE 'WANTS' AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR MAY WAS 16,398. VOL. XXXI., NO. 191. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS SOUTH EWS-TIMES w GAFILLKUESPERT DISPUTE BEFORE BOAllHAEETf Formal Statement is Filed With JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN. Five Working Women Tell British Premier Why They Need The Vote MEDIATION WILL BEREWEWED SQOM -TT77T FAMOUS BRITISH FDR YEARS, DIES i wm C V- v h h Suggestion That Reparation! may Be Asked Willing to Appear for Hearing. PICKPOCKETS CAUGHT BUT FORFEIT BONDS Repair of Motor Trucks Dam aged at Wayne and Mich igan Sts. Saturday to Cost $720 Report Says. A-- rting that he was mistreated and humiliate! by Chief of Detectives Kurspert ami Detective Ellis Diver. Fridav. Juno 10. when he was- mis taken for a pickpocket and snake. 1 to police headquarters, E. W. (infill has Jilod a complaint with the hoard of safety, going into tho performance : i ,i,.f.,;i .mil fivAu-iiiL' th.'it ho. is qua" in u inn mt ..r, ---- - willing to acce pt reparation. " am willing to appear before you, If you wish it." the complaint concludes, to which the hoard, at its meeting Friday, has directed Clerk Josephson to make reply that the complainant can appear if he likes, at tho regular meeting next week. It was also brought out at the meet ing Friday that in all probability Gary had the, pickpockets a week ago, that were wanted in South Rend, for one of which Gaiill was mistaken, but before Chief Kucspert could reach that place, they had been al lowed to on $1,000 bail each, and it was the last that has been seen of them, Pictures of the two men who forfeited their bail in the (Jary courts were identified by Holland DuComb, f the local postoflice, who saw the men dividing their "dips" at the timo of tho local affair. Mitef (iives Report. Chief Kerr appeared before the board with this report, but made no further statement with regard to conditions Involved In the. Gaflll com plaint, lie pave most of his time to a report of the recent chiefs of po lice meeting In Grand Rapids, and Its advoraey of a national law regulating the speed and licensing of automo biles. He also recommended an ordi nance in South Bend providing for dimmers on all lights carried by vehicles at niu'ht: dimmers that will not disturb the light except as : i glare. Incidentally, too, the chief recalled attention to his recent recommenda tion of an ordinance to regulate dance halls. He states that the managers want to open uj again poon. and would like to know what regulations, if any, ;ire likely to he imposed. Grant Illos Resignation. After a six months' leave of ab : enoc. former Chief Wilfrid Grant of the tire department, now chief of tho fire department at Gary, filed his res ignation with the board of safety Fri day and it wjus accepted. The No. 1 e.iptaincy appears to have been in .-tore for tho ex-chief had he remain ed with the department, but that waa tilled some time ago by Otto Iockstidt. former lieutenant, who is succeeded ;ls lieutenant by James Auir. The meeting .Friday also resulted in an agreement with, the ifouth Rend Motor Co. fur repair of tho lire auto trucks damaged aturday at Michigan and Wayne sts,, when Driver Meyer love Into the curb to escape running over ,Mlss Dora Witwer. Chief Sibrel nlso tiled a number of signed state ments by eye-witnesses, exonerating tho driver from blame. Cost "of re pairs will not exceed $720. Committer Aks .Mono). The only other matter of import unco before the meeting was a signed Ktatement from the building code committee, accompanied by a prepar ed ordinance, asking to complete con struction of a building code. The Matement will be submitted to the council at its next meeting in the hole", possibly with favorable rec ommendation, and possibly not. Tho code committee consists of 11. C. Christir.an, Christopher Fassnacht. E. E. Austin, Ernest Young and I Inland Adelsperger, and at the lime the work was undertaken it was understood Hint J."UC, appropriated by the commit tee, would cover all expense. The Jl.oOi is asked mainly to compen sate Adelsperger for drafting the code. Dr. E. E. Dean. by Attys: Howell. Jones Devine, however, has notilied the city that he claims a lien on what ever may tie due Adelsperger from the city to the amount of $5u0. F.eirnr the lirsc meeting of the jaeath. reports from the various de partments -under the jurisdiction of the board, were received. Klevtriciaii Reports. K. X. Dickey, city electrician, re l'orte,i f(,r June as follows: D.ubtinir. ttrst inspections. 10; !;r.il inspections. Z1; reinspections. l " ; condemnations. 10. Power, tirst inspections. 11; final inspections, li'f Th ater apparatus. :irt inspections. 4; Jnni&e moMug routes, 1; total number ' f iiisi"'' tions. u; total number con- '.-mnations. -j.r ; attempted inspec tions, p. rmits issued. i:.L Itejmrt of PolUt. The report of the police department t the month of June shows: Inci dental exp. ilvw. $;.44.5C; salary ex- rises. 54..- irj. ol ; arrests, n2; males arreted. 177; females arrested, 15; Honeyard sentences, is; numUT that I aid or statd. 17; bound oer to other ourts. IZ, sentences suspended. Ui rested continue p tat ion. p. u ilia r tails. and wanted elsewhere. 7: 1 cu.m s, ji; lodgers kept at 1: patrol wagon calls. I 4 5: auto e.tjis. 40; ambulance' number of runs. :':; miles '.!::; articles. merchandise tra eb , money ;e.'', that t the amount of J 1 were reported as lo.M or (CONTINUFD UN BACH TFN I "DEATH HILL" fiEUEALED Coroner Calls Accident Un avoidable and Will Recom mend Grading of Turn. "Unavoidable accident" was thp ver dict rendered by Coroner T. J. Swantz after the Inquest held Friday morning over the body of "William IMoomfleld, 1030 Michigan av., the .South Bend "water works employe who was killed when the motorcycle on which ho and J. II. Wilson, 63S Howard av., were riding, collided with an automobile. Tho accident occurred about five miles out on Portage av., on what is known as "Death hill". The automobile was driven by K. K. Wilson of Buchanan. and besides himself, his wife and two friends, Don House and aid, also of Buchanan, Alta McDon occupied the car. As a result of the accident, tho scene of the affair will be recommend ed to the state commission of vital statistics by Coroner Swantz for grad ing ami such other changes as will do away with future danger. Mrs. Bloomtield, other than a notifi cation last niht that he was in Kp Worth hospital as the result of an acci dent, was unaware of her husband's death until Friday morning. Her frail condition and the fact that her baby is but nine weeks old, were rea sons given by neighbors and members of the family for keeping the news from her. When informed tbat her husband was dead it is said that out side of a normal shock, she was calm. I)rlvT DoxtUh's Atl dent in, n. Wilson, driver of the automo bile, was the first witness examined by the coroner. His statement fol lows: "I was Just making the turn south at the foot of the hill when I saw the two men on the motorcycle. 1 made the usual turn to the right hut they were evidently confused they were about 0 or 40 feet away when I tirst saw then and turned in to the left. When they saw that the collision was inevitable they attempted to make a quick turn to the right and succeeded only in crashing into my machine. "I did not sec Bloomtield strike the machine but I think his head must have crashed into the top of my ra diator. The radiator is badly bent and twisted and the cap is torn off. The motorcycle itself was not high enough to hit the car there." Wilson further testified that the hill In question is one that has long been talked of among automobilists as a place where accidents of the kind could easily happen. After starting down from the top, he said, it is im possible to see vehicles approaching from either side. The testimony of J. II. Wilson, who was on the" motorcycle with Bloomtield was identical with that of the other witnesses. He said that when he saw the two machines were to come to gether, he slid off the rear seat of the motorcycle and escaped serious injury. He is still laid up at his home, how ever. RAILROAD SHOPS 3E0PEN Chicajro VL- Alton to Komi mi Work at Full BIat. BliOOMINOTON, 111., July ?,. The Chicago and Alton railroad is recall ing all employes of the Bloominon shops who were laid off March 1. ind will operate the plant unop the basis of the same force and time as last year. This will pive employment to heveral hundred men who have been Idle. To Subscribers. There will ho n conlru: (Million of Tho Nows-Timo Satur day, July 1. SutKHTilx'iN to t!u e onln;r edition will lx fumi-dietl with tlx morning edition In Mead. This edition will o to pres at midnight tonight, three hour earlier than ordinarily. ThU arrangement N made to glo e-Tiinen employe an oppor tunity nf ulisTdn the nation's birthday. III 00 D CRASH Right Honorable Joseph Cham berlain, 78, Conspicuous in Public Life for Nearly Half Century, Succumbs. ENJOYED SUPPORT OF TWO POLITICAL PARTIES i Member of Gladstone's Liberal Cabinet Often Advocated illeac'res of Unionists Tariff Reform His Hobby. EMXPON, July 3. Joseph Cham berlain, the famous British states man, died at his London residence at 10:15 o'clock last night after an ill ness of several years. He was years old, and for nearly half a cen tury he was a conspicuous figure in British public life. Although there was no reason for secrecy, news of Mr. Chamberlain's death was not made public until today. On oflicial bulletin was issued in the forenoon which said: "The ritfht Hon. Joseph Chamber lain died peacefully at his Indon residence at 10:15 last night." Mr. Chamberlain suffered a stroke of paralysis several years ago and since then divided his timo between his London and Birmingham residences and the HI vera. Last Tuesday he was stricken with heart failure and never recovered from the attack. Physicians were in constant attend ance up to tho hour of his death. All the members of the Chamber lain familj were at the bedside. News of Mr. Chamberlain's death was tele graphed to hi life-long friends in his political constituency in Birming ham. Cutiscs Wid reread Grief. Although Mr. Chamberlain's death has been expected for a long time, tho news caused widespread grief in the city where he had lived so long. Mr. Chamberlain had represented the parliamentary district of West Birmingham in the house of com mons since 1885, and it was only re cently that he announced his retire ment from public life. Although the aged statesman had been unable to attend to his parliamentary duties for some time he had become so endeared to his constituency through long and intimate association that they were willing to return him to J the commons until death overtook him. On Nov. 16, 1SSS, Mr. Chamber lain was- married in "Wa.shinKton. D. C. to Miss Mary Endicott, daughter of Judge W. C. Endicott, of the su preme court of Massachusetts. She was his third wife, the former two being English women. iot Suixrt of Two Parties. Mr. Chamberlain was supported hy both the liberal and unionist parties. He was a member of the liberal cab inet headed by Gladstone, hut his independence led him at times to advocate measures of the unionists. Chamberlain first became a great fig ure in International politics in 1884 at a time when pressure was beins brought to bear upon the liberal gov ernment to establish a protectorate over Egypt, a proposition which the Brimingham statesman opposed vig orously. Mr. Chamberlain was a very relig ious man and with the exception of Gladstone was the only cabinet min ister England ever had who taught a Sunday school class. Mr. Cham berlain was a non-conformist and taught a class in the Birmingham Methodist church. Mr. Chamberlain was three times mayor of Birmingham, from 18S0 to 1S85 he was president of the local government board; from 1S95 to 1903 he was colonial minister. He was a man of great learning, and served for a time as lord rector of tho Glas gow university. He was the holder of many degrees and was a fellow of the royal society. Iral Mrs. Chamberlain. In the extensive obituaries pub lished in the evening papers the most felicitous references are made to Mrs. Chamberlain, to whose unceasing care and devotion is attributed to the fact that the statesman sur vived so long after his general health became impaired. Tariff reform was a hobby with Mr. Chamberlain and he was the sponsor for' the tariff policy of the unionists. Political enemies charged that Chamberlain forced England into war with tho Boers. TWO BURNED TO DEATH IN APARTMENT BLAZE NEW YORK. July 3. Two women were burned to des.tn and three other persons were fatally hurt today in an incendiary lire in an apartment at lllth 5t. and Fifth av. The dead: Mrs. Hannah Nikokiri, asred 4.". Miss Sarah Nikokiri. a daughter, apred 19. Mrs. Nikokiri and her daughter perished as they knelt in prayer. The attempted to reach the tire escape but were cut off. There were 130 tenants in the building when the tire broke out and a wild panic ensued. OAKY TO CIXEIillATE SANELY. OA It Y, Ind., July 3. This city is in rala attire for the "sane Fourth", celebration to be held tomorrow. Th Declaration of Independence will b-3 read In thlrtjr-tvto languages. UV 1 . : "-S 74:':- iitt j-. .'tf ,-v . . ... -- , . rr,J a.. s; :y . .. Prime Minister Grants Inter view to Representatives of Organization Which Disap proves Violence of the "Fur ies" Hears Economic Rea sons for Equal Suffrage. LONDON, July Z. Eight years ago tho prime minister of England refused to receive suffrage petitioners. Almost immediately afterward Annie Kenney was manhandled; Mrs. Drummond ar rested; and 'Mrs. Pankhurst did her first hunger strike for again demand ing audience with the head of a con stitutional government. Now, Miss Sylvia Pankhurst. just released from Hollo way prison, lay down on the steps of the house of commons promising to remain there until tho premier re ceived a deputation, or until she died of starvation. Her pitiable weakness, the result of repeated hunger strikes, made tho threat ominous as a prophecy. ' The first minister of the crown sur rendered! The girl leader, too weak to walk. was carried back to Bethnal Green to call together the deputation already selected. live delegates from East London suffrage societies chosen by public meetings held in Lime house, Canning Town, Poplar, Bow and Bromley, (the tive boroughs where millions of toilers struggle to live), left Old Ford road in the heart of the dim East End to wait upon the prime minister. Instructed to go alone, without suf frage organizers or members of par liament, Mrs. Ford, a tailoress, Mrs. Hughes, a brushmaker, Mrs. Parsons, a cigaret maker, Mrs. Payne .and Mrs. Bird, housewives, gathered in the pre mier's library. "1 am somewhat late," apologized Premier Asrpuith, as he entered. A simultaneous smile assented.' Late, indeed, at lea.t seven years late! One Wife's Story. Mrs. Bird, wife of a transport work er, stepped forward. "Sir. I am the mother of six chil dren under 13 years of age. I have one of the best of husbands a tee totaler earning $G.25 a week. Vou may see I am not lighting for the vote for myself. I am one of the best-off women on the East End. There are thousands worse off than me. But holding the home together depends upon us keeping our health. "The tenement we live in, the mar kets for our food, my baby's milk, the streets where our children must play, nil these are healthy, or dangerous, according as borough councillors at tend to them. "My husband cannot follow up such things. He comes home late, dead tired, poor man, needing his sleep. It is I who must protect the family. The East End as we know it is no place for children. We mothers feel that we have the right to help in improv ing conditions. But borough council lors will not heed us until we have the vote." She stood back. A Tailored Story. Another woman stepped forward, (CONTINUED ON PAGE TEN) y&Z' ; S'y :)f 7 : 'h S Mayor's Recommendation By act of the Baseball Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Business Men of South Bend, Wednesday, July 8, has been set aside as BOOSTERS' DAY for the South Bend Southern Michigan League Club. To make the day a signal success and to show the appreciation which is due. the baseball management for its efforts in placing South Bend so prominently before th- baseball world, it is here by earnestly recommended that all business be suspended during the afternoon of July 8 between the hours of 2 and 5 in so far as possible. FRED W. KELLER. Mayor of South Bend. ;::77D - ::'77 J D . , - w - . ... t mJT- . . -.. Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, after hunger-strike carried through London on a stretcher: and below the working women who told their stories to Prime Minister Asquith; from left to right. Mrs. Parsons. Mrs. Bird. Mrs. Hughes. Mrs. Payne, Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Scurr, who accompanied them to the prime minister's house. FOIL THIRD ATTEMPT TO WRECK EXPRESS Freight Train Strikes Obstruc tion Intended for New Haven Passenger. DANBUltY, Conn., July 3. The third attempt in a few weeks to wreck the Federal express bound for Boston, due here at 4:J0 on the New Haven road, was made today when a part of a tie was wedged into a frog 200 yards from the local railroad station. The locomotive of a freight train from Maybrook to New Haven backing into the yard to take water and leave a car, struck the obstruction, wrecking and locomotive and tearing up the track for a considerable distance. The Federal express was llagged and held here until the track col. Id be cleared. This is the second attempt to wreck a train on the Nvw Haven road in three days, the last one being at Ber lin, Conn. Since the second attempt to wreck the Federal on June 2 3, when a tie jammed into the track was struck by a freight train, the railroad yards here have been swarming with detec tives. That some one wno know the railroad sleuths is responsible for the wrecks is the belief of the police, as the last of the road's special agents lei't the city last night, so that there was little danger of detection this morning. The Federal had six heavily loaded sleepers tilled with holiday travelers into New England, one passenger coach, and one combination smoker and baggage car. AMERICANS WIN CHIEF BRITISH ROWING TROPHY Two Tcaiits JYom United States De feat Canadian and German Boatmen. HENLEY ON THAMES, England. July 3. The grand challenge cup, the chief rowing trophy of Great Britain, will go to the United States, This was determined today when the sec ond eight of Harvard defeated the team of the Winnipeg rowing club and the crew of the Union boat club of Boston beat the eight representing the the seml-flnals. theseml-flnals. The elimination of tho Canadians and Germans resulted in two Ameri can crews, being left to light It out in the final tomorrow. : : c" t 1 - '"'j;- - , l 7:7,. 41 n 4'Ji7Z ! TE SLAVE GANG New York Police Nab Eight Men and Two Women for Immoral Traffic. NEW YORK, July 3. With eight men and two women held in $10,00-0 bail each, the olficials of Bronz county declared today that they had broken up the largest gang of "white slavers" that has ever operated in the United States. The prisoners were taken in raids conducted in this city and Port chester after evidence had been secur ed that the organization had agents in the principal cities of the country. It is believed that the chief opera tions of the gang, ho'wever, hax been conducted in New England, particular ly Massachusetts and Connecticut The men and one of the women are held on charges of violating the penal code forbidding traffic in women. The second woman, Emilia DeCray, who said her home was in Springfield, SMass., is held as a material witness. It is understood that she has promis ed to give Dist. Atty. Martin all the facts in her possession. STUNG TO DEATH BY BEES Hoiirj-villo, Ind.. Woman Lics Only Half Hour After Attack. H E N R Y V I L L E , Ind.. July 3. Mrs. J. W. Wood. ,?.. was stung to death by bees late yesterday. She was tak ing honey from a hive when the swarm attacked her. stinging her about the head, hands and arms. She lived only half an hour. The upper part of her body was swollen from the poison. ELEVATOR FALLS; 4 HURT Men InpIoyetl on Indianaiolis Build ing Suffer Injuries. INDIANAPOLIS, July 3. Four men were seriously hurt and four others were slightly injured today when a "dummy" elevator fell from the sev enth floor of the Fletcher savings and trust company building which is un der construction, to the basement All the injured wera workmen employed on the building. The most seriously hurt were: Ed Voltz, I e Burns, R. Smith and George Nichols. ARREST 10; BREAK UP 1 White House Statement Em phasizes That Envoys Are Simply Taking a Recess in Conferences. TO CHOOSE SUCCESSOR OF HUERTA ON SUNDAY Dictator's Minister Announces Election Will Be Held in All Federal Territory Lascur- . ain and Velasco Candidates. WASHINGTON. July X At the white house today emphasis was placed on the fact that the A- H. C. mediators arc simply taking a recess and that there is hope that tho meet ings will be resumed in th near fu ture. Pres. Wilson is taking the, ini tiative In bringing the Carranza and Villa factions together, so that medi ation may be finally pulled out of the fire. John R. Silliraan will leave Wash ington today to meet Carranza and other constitutionalist leaders at ,Sal tillo. He will present Pres. Wilson's views to the revolutionary leaders, emphasizing the importance of medi ation. Otticial here are out of patienco with Carranza because, of his dilatory tactics reardins the invitation of tho mediators to Join in an informal peace parley with the Huerta delegates. Carranza Awaits to lo TorctxL It is believed in some uqarters that Carranza 7 merely deferring his re fusal to send delegates to the pro posed conferences until he is force X to answer. News of the threat made by Zapata to cut off the water and electric light and power supply of Mexico City wa-s received by olhcials here with tfrao concern. In Mexico City, it is ?aid. the people are on the vcrpe of panic over the possibility cf being shut oif from water and light and at the mercy of the southern bandit. It is thought that this was one of the contingencies uppermost :n the mind of ir Lionel Carden. the liritish minister, when he warned all Eng lishmen immediately to leave Mexico. The fact that other foreign envoys issued a like warning, is taken as an indication that moo violence may have to bo coped with. WILL CIIOOsi: JIUKKT.VS SUC Ci;s SOU MEXICO C1TV, July o Minister of the Interior Alcocer announced today that a successor to Pres. Huerta, will bo elected or; Sunday. He stated that all arrangements for the election in territory controlled by the government had been completed and that Pedro Lascurain and Gen. Vela-sco, who de fended Torreon against Gen. Villa, would be the only candidates. Alcocer declared Gen. Huerta would not be a candidate. Senor Lascurain was minister of foreign relations in the cabinet of Pres. Madero, and serv ed a few hours as provisional presi dent before Huerta succeeded him. Ho Is understood to have been a lead ing candidate for the mediators and American delegates at Niagara. Palls when they were canvassing for a com promise candidate to succeed Huerta in case the constitutionalists would accept a "neumU". MI-IXIGAXS I'KKIWIU; TO IJIAVl NIAGARA FALUS, Unt.. July Z. No longer delegates to a peaco con ference, but merely prominent law yers marktHl for constitutionalist re venge if the return to Mexico City, Senora Rabasa, Rordiguez and 1-1-guero prepared to leave the media tion headquarters today. Rabasa went with his family to visit friend." in Buffalo for tho day. before going to New York. Rodriguez with his family went to New York. Kuguero and his suita will proceed to Montreal tonight. Kxile is the only future to which Rabasa and Elguero look forward. Rabasa is charged by leaders of the revolution with having been instru mental in bringing about the down fall of Midero. As a wealthy land owner and a Lawyer whoso interests are identified with thos, of the wealthy aristocrats of the south, ho expects no mercy from any of tho constitutionalist chiefs. His own po sition, and the fact that he is the son of a Spaniard to whom the n-bels aro particularly hostile, have induced him to s-tt'.e up his affairs at home and prepare for a lonc stay abroad with his sons and daughte-rs. SCHUELL ASSIGNS ASSETS FOR CREDITORS'BENEFIT Charles M. Schuell h.us made a voluntary assignment of his assets to United States Commissioner Thad M. Talcctt, jr., in order that a settle ment may ho made with his creditors. Liabilities amounting to approximate ly Jli.000 and assets of Jlo.OO'j werfj reported to Commissioner Talcctt, who has taken charge of tho property which consists largely of a jewelry store. An inventory of the jewelry stock is being made by the commis sioner which is expected to be com pleted within the rext few days, aft er which a settlement will 1 rnuj with the creditors. will lkavi: ixm wirr. Miss Nina Williams, who for t .e past 10 years has been in charge of the millinery department of the Newm.tn Williams store, ha-s disposed of her la-U-rest?. la the concern. She is unde cided to where she will enter busi ness again, but intends to have in two weeks for California, ai-com panted by Miss Edna Cask add on of 4u7 W. Jef ferson boulevard.