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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
MORNING M 11 U J Edition. READ THE 'WANTS' sour B NEWS THE WEATHER. Indiana: Partly cloudy. Saturday and Sunday. Lower Michigan: Tart ly cloudy Saturday. Sun day fair. AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR MAY WAS 16,398. VOL. XXXI., NO. 192. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS HBEM -TIMES NEVER KNEW MRS. BAILEY ASSERTS , DOCTOR'S WIPE Woman Connected With Death in Husband's Office Talks While Police Are Trying to Find Slayer's Weapon. DICTAGRAPH PROVED HUSBAND INNOCENT Admits She Should Not Have Bought Instrument But Says She Was Assured Matter Was Confidential. NRW YORK, July r.. While house tnd premises of Ir. Fdwin Carman were being- searched today for the weapon with which Mrs. Louise Bailey was shot to death in the physician's office, Mrs. Florence Car man, the beautiful wife of the doc tor, declared her innocence of any ehare of guilt for the crime. Weary and worn by the ordeal to which she has been subjected since, the tragedy, and charges that discrepancy have boori found in her story, the handsome woman nevertheless calm ly discussal the tragedy. "I do not know who fired the shot that killed Mrs. Bailey," Mrs. Car m on asserted. "I have no theory as to the murder or whether the bullet was Intended for my husband or Mrs. Bailey. The case is just as much a mystery to me a3 it is to the general public. Didn't Know Woman. "Why should I make a formal de nial of guilt?" she went on to the In ternational News Service in tho first interview rho has given since th'j tragecty. "That would only strength en, the insinuations they do not dare to make actual charges. I know nothing whatever of this terrible af fair, i did not even know Mrs. Bailey." Writh her statuesque boauty set off by a white linen gown embroidered in black. Mrs. Carman save the in terview in tho pretty parlor of the homo at Freeport over which the shadow of tragedy and suspicion has hung since a hand was thrust through a window on Monday night and lircd the bullet that ended Mrs. 1 1 ai!eys life. "When T arrived homo on Monday evening." she said. "I had a bad head ache and was very tired, so I did not stop to eat dinner, but went upstairs and went to bed at once. After awhile I heard tho crash of shiver ing glass, and a pistol shot, and the excitement that followed. I jumped np and put on a dressing Frown, and ran downstairs, but my sister had al ready gotten down before me, and she made mo bark upstairs. She did nt lot me enter tho doctor's office at all, and so I did not see Mrs. Bailey. Tells of Dictagraph. "As for having hail tho dictagraph pat in my husband's oflice I will ad j.nt that 1 was jealous of him, and urious to know what he did. He was always laughing and joking with me about his conquests among tlie women, and that one being his "girl" and wherever we went out other peo ple wire alwas guying him and tell ir.g him what a devil of a fellow ho was among the women. It made me want t know Just how much truth there was in it. "So one d.iy in the early part of .May when 1 was in NVw York, I was parsing a place where there were electrical devices for sale in the win dow and I went in and asked if they hail dictagraphs. They sent me to another place. "I went to the plaoo anil in the -conversation that I had with the man in charge I asked him if I bought one ould I rely on its being kept a so- ret. and lie assured me that no one i ould possibly know it. as they ro garJed all their transactions with their customers as confidential. With that understanding I bought it. I i nsidered that the company hns treated mo vtv badly in breaking !aith with me and making the matter public. Didn't lroro Aldeut. "Of course, I am sorry enough now that I did install the dictagraph. Hat robody could foresee this sad acci dent that has happened in our house. As for the rest, everything that I have heard over it and I have lis tened to nwv husband's conversations with his patients, has been perfectly proper, and of a nature to allay all of my suspicions and renew my confi dence in him. In a word. 1 wanted to know the real truth of my hus band's relations to his patients, what he said to them and they to him be hind his eloped doors, and 1 have found out through the dictagraph. "On Monday I had a headache as I 5.. id axal I was not listening and so I h ard none of the conversation that p.;.'s d between my husband and Mrs. Bailey." TWO REPUBLICANS FIGHT Hue Ar:;umnt Out Haule for Potoflltv Job. n.Aixrii:r.D. in., juv 3. rivsse?. ''.r.uit i:iak, ly, editor of the Plalnlield ! "ritt-r i r:. u.nd postmaster hre. and Ir. J.-hn Owen, an otVicial of the IMainr.eld State lank and the wcalthi t -t man in town, ensealed in a fist !i;:ht in the Ktr.-et tday. The fiht followed a political arrunvnt he tu'Wn tlu two. Illakely, a rpuh iim, .".r.-u. d wi n. also a r pub l:r.m. of s.ipi.ortir.K O. S. Wljrhtman. a democrat, for the tc'ttmaten?hji) lierft. YOUTH IS PLACED ON TRIAL FOR MURDER William Travers Jerome? Says Motive Ls Necessary Before Crime. ALBANY, N. Y., July 3. -In the presence of a vast throng over which the mantel of silence was flung be cause of the dramatic nature of tho occasion, William Travers Jerome to day fought for the life and liberty of his client. Malcolm Gifford. Jr.. on trial for the murder of Frank Clute, a chauffeur. In 101 H. "Crime is not committed without a motive," exclaimed Mr. Jerome, "un le. it is committed by a degenT.i. I ask you to consider the youth and character of the defendant. lie In only a lad. Who ever committed that crime committed It with no other purpose in his heart than murder, for he had murder In his heart." He cornbatted each damaging state ment of witnesses for the prosecution and reiterated the early life and en vironments of young Gifford, which he declared had been unquestionably good. 10 REGISTRATIONS County Chairmen Report Fa vorable to Extra Day in Sep tember G. 0. P. and Bull Moose Also Anxious. INDIANAPOLIS, July 3. The de cision of the democratic state com mittee regarding the holding of spe cial registration in September has dis closed the fact that the republicans and progressives have had in mind for some time a simi!? plan hut that they have been waiting for the democrats to take the Initiative. Tho necessity of having a special registration in September has been apparent to the leaders of all parties for somo time. Under the new law enacted by the last legislature there is but one registration date provided for. The registration must be held on the 29th day prior to the general election. However, the law provides that whenever a petition Is filed in any county by three hundred voters a call shall be issued for special registra tion on the 59th day prior to the election. Kcpubl leans TTard Hit. Tho experience of all parties two years ago under tho oM registration law showed that it was very ditllcult to get the voters to take any Interest in the matter. At the republican state committee rooms it is claimed that fully 50,000 republicans failed to register two years ago. The explana tion Is given that the 60,000 repub licans who did not register did not approve of Taft but did not want to vote for Roosevelt, so they disquali fied themselves. However in every county all parties experienced more or less diffi culty in getting the majority of the voters to take any interest in the reg istration. Under the old law there were three registration dates and no absent man could register by afTl- davit. Under the new law a voter who is not in the state on registra tion day may register by filing proper sworn statements. Clu&Jrmen Heard From. Owing to the ditllculty experienced two years ago In getting out tho votes the leaders of all the parties have concluded that tho only way to han dle the registration successfully is to file, petitions for special registrations in September. At a recent meeting of the democratic state committee the district chairmen were asked to make inquiries among their county chairmen and democrats generally as to whether special registration should be held. Reports made at the meet ing of the committee here Wednes day were that in practically every county sentiment favored special reg istration as a means of getting all the voters interested in the election. The democratic state committee has decided to take a definite stand in favor of special registration and within a short time petitions will he presented in practically every county. At the republican headquarters it was said that the matter of holding special registration will bo put up to local organizations but that the party leaders have decided that a special registratif.il not onlv is desirous but. necessary under the present circum stances. It is very probable that in nearly every county the petitions that will be presented will be non-partisan in character in view of the desire of the leaders of all parties for the larger opportunity to register all voters. This matier will be put up to the republican organization within the next few days and also to the progressive organization nt their meeting here on July Sth. MTINIGTTT IIDITIOX. Owinp to the fact that this is July 4th, this morning's edition of The News-Times Aent to press at midnight In order to permit the employes on the morning' paper a chance to enjoy the holiday. The regular press time is 3 o'clock. Thore will be no afternoon edi tion of The News-Times but in stead this edition will bo delivered to the subscribers to the after noon edition?. The morning edition will pro to press at the regular time on Sunday mcrnins and will carry the latest news In all fields. July 4th is the I) Iff day in ppcrts and an account of every event played to day can bo found on the sport paffes Sunday morninff. Fe sure and order The News Times Sunday. Goes to press three hours later than any other S n day paper offered for sale In South Hend. OEM COMMISSI 15 ROM STILL FUR F RATE DECISION May Be Ready to Announce Finding Within a Week Al though a Further Delay is Expected. 03 9 sr ADMIT RECEIPTS ARE NOT HEAVY ENOIK I on Carriers Up to This Time ! e Offered Only Scheme Which is Forbidden by Supreme Court Judgments. WASHINGTON, July C. Interstate commerce commissioners are still far from a. decision in the advanced rate cases. Instead of handing down their conclusions in the matter Tuesday as expected, they spent the time trying to get together. They may reach a decision In a week, but that is not probable. There is wide division among the commissiners. They are agreed on what should bo done, but there is no feasible way now open for them to act, except a grant of what the rail roads desire, either In whole or in part. Tho division is due almost entirely to the commissioners self-imposed in quiry, "Are the revenues of the car riers adequate? If not, how may they he Increased?" Upon that double-headed question Louis D. Brandeis built his structure of facts and theories. As special at torney for the commission he an nounced when the matter was argued that the revenues were inadequate. Are Inadequate. The commissioners agree with him that they are not adequate to cover extensions and improvements the car riers believe should be made. Hut they are not ready to authorize ad ditions to them by the Brandeis meth ods and there is the rub. Up to this time the carriers have offered the only scheme for increas ing revenues, not positively forbidden by prior decisions of the commission and Judgemnts of the supreme court of the U. to. The commissioners are in agree ment as to the necessity for increases on class rates in Central Freight asso ciation territory, which is that west of the Buffalo. Pittsburgh line to the Mississippi and north of the Ohio. They are also agreed that if the car rier performs a special service for a shipper in "shonting" a car on a side track, no matter whether on a com pany or so-called private siding, it should receive special compensation, but that ks as far as they can go. Hit Another Stump. They cannot well adhere to their de cision in the industrial railways case, in view of the decision of the supreme court of tho United States in the tap line cases. They have already given formal notice of their intention to per mit the industrial railroads, owned chiefly by the United States Steel cor- rmr:itinn the Harvester trust, the tan ning trust and some independent steel companies to go into court for a Ju dicial determination of the question as to whether they are or are not com mon cariier railroads. That litigation indicates tho possi bility, if not probability, of the eastern railroads losing the $15,000,000 which Harlan told them they would receive when he mado his report on the indus trial railway case. That was before the tap line decision. THREE ARE KILLED BY LIGHTNING BOLT Strikes rienlc Crowd Which Had Gathered to Hear Sen. Core, SAIjLJSAW, Okla., July 3. Three persons were killed and 4 0- Injured, many of them seriously when a bolt of lightninff struck a picnic party here this afternoon. Thousands had gathered to hear Sen. T. I. Gore make an address. lie was speakins when the storm broke suddenly and the crowd rushed to shelter under trees. The grove was covered with a net work of electric liffht wires and a temporary water pipe ran exposed alone: the prround. The liphtninff struck the electric wires and also the water pipe. Many who were standinff on tlie pipe were thrown violently down and some of them did not -recover consciousness for hours. A pul motor rushed from Fort Smith saved many lives. The dead are: HOOPEIt MeKKIIL,. 16 years old. JOHN STEWART. 25 years old. JAMES REDDING, 16 years old. Archie Peters, 15 years old, and -Georffe Martin, superintendent of the i Sallisaw iint company, naa not re covered consciousness tonight and it is feared they will die. WINS FIRST LEG IN HIS RACE WITH DEATH Captain UUTrotli, Hound for Phila delphia, Arrives at Seattle, Wah. SEATTLE. Wash.. July 3. Capt. H. H. Uberroth, commander of the reve nue cutter McCulloch. who is racing from Alaska to the deathbed of his wife in Philadelphia, arrived here to day on the steamship Admiral Evans and left an hour later for the east. Capt. Uberroth was with his vessel in Bering sea when he received a wire less message telling of his wife's seri ous illness. 4 HEW YORK LEI10S IN PAYMENT OF TAXES Indiana's Two Districts Con tribute Almost a Million Dollars Total Collodion Over 71 Millions. WASHINGTON'. July 3.- Totals of the individual income and corpora tion tax receipts by districts were piven out by the treasury depart ment today. The total collection were $71,3S6,136.12, of which $43. 079,819.44 was from the corporation tax and $28,306,336.69 from individ ual income tax returns. New York led all states with a to tal of $22,2S8,675.62 in taxes of whieh $12,523,247.0:3 was in individ ual income tax returns and $9,765, 4 4 8.59 corporation tax. Pennsylvania came next with $6,090, 305. 2S in cor poration .taxes and $3,176,095.38 in come. Illinois is the third with $4, 293, 644. 6S corporation and $2,076. 221.11 income returns. The smallest income tax return came from the eighth Kentucky district $3,634. It is expected that belated returns which will reach the treasury within the ten-day grace period allowed by law will swell the total of the two forms of tax to close to $75,000,000. The official statement of the Indi ana and Michigan districts, subject to revision upon receipt of final returns is as follows: Districts. Corporations. 6th Ind. ..$ 570,58 6.18 7th Ind. .. 121.S3S.74 1st Mich. . 1.210,332.61 4th Mich. . 271,892.18 Individuals. $134,489.10 46. 281. 6G 94.764.69 71,454.12 MAYOR SHOOTS MAN WHO PULLS KNIFE Despite His Wounds Itutte Miner Succeeds In Stabbing Tewis J. Duncan. nUTTK. Mont.. July 3. Eric Ean tala. a Finnish miner, made an at tempt to assassinate Mayor Tynvis J. Duncan this afternoon. .s he drew a knife the mayor whipped out a re volver and shot his assailant through the abdomen and liver. Despite his wounds Lantala succeeded In stabbing the mayor three times. Mayor Dun can will live. I.antala Is expected to die. The mayor's wound consist of a stab in the n'cht fide of the neck which narrowly missed the Jugular vein, a wound in the left side of the neck and a wound in the left shoul der. Mayor Duncan is a socialist. 0 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 Leajjue 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 the baseball world, it is here by earnestly recommended that all business be suspended during the afternoon of July 8 between the hour3 of 2 arid 5 in so far as possible. FRED W. KELLER. Mayor of South Bend. SAMMY JR. CELEBRATES THE FOURTH LOST GIRL CRIED HERSELF ASLEEP Little Mary Kaman, Ist at Circus Grounds, I'oumi by Joseph Torok. Little Mary Kaman. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kaman, Kaley and Colon sts., who disappeared Thursday afternoon following the Ringling circus, was returned to her parents yesterday morning. She was found Thursday night by Joseph Torok, 812 Wilbur St., in the grass along the Iike Shore tracks near ; hapin St., where she had presum ably sobbed herself to sleep. Torok wanted to bring the girl to the station Thursday night but she feared to go. Torok then kept her at his homo until yesterday morning. The girl had been to the circus grounds with two old?r sisters and after tho circus strayed away and was lost. The father searched nearly all night for the child and yesterday morning enlisted the aid of the police. WAVES AT MAN'S WIFE THEN KILLS HUSBAND Had Wood Hetween Tennessee Parties lnds in Killing Murderer Arrested. FRANKLIN. Ky.. July 3. A. U Hester was shot and killed at Port land, Tenn., near here today. K. R. IVjtt. county commissioner, is in jail at Gallatin, charged wit hthe crime. Hester formerly was postmaster at Portland and also wa-? president of the Portland bank. Tie was very wealthy. For some tim there has been bad blood between Hester and Butt. Hes ter had forbidden Butt from visiting the Hester home. Today Butt passed the Hester home four times and each time waved at Hester's wife. It is said. Hester went Into the street and Butt fired at him. When Hester returned the fire Butt ran into his barn. Sever al shots were fired from the barn and Hester fell dead. Shortly after the shooting Butt and his brother came from the barn and Butt was placed under arrest. FIRST JULY FOURTH FIRE Skyrocket Falls on Roof of Hons at 218 X. St. Petor St. A skyrocket lighting on the roof of the homo of Jo?eph Sohonn, 21S N. St. Peter St., Friday night caused about $5 damage. Hoso Co. No. 3 and the Central station responded to tho alrm at 9:40. J THREE BODIES TELL T Georgian is Supposed to Have Killed Wife and Mother-in-Law and Then Ended His Own Life. ATLANTA, Oa., July 3. The bodies of S. F. Bennett, his wife and his mother-in-law were found lying be neath a bluff on the Kickligter prop erty one mile west of East Point early- today. It is supposed that the two women were killed by Bennett, who then shot; himself through the heart with a shot-; gun. A. C. Hemperly, the undertaker to whose chapel the bodies wero re moved, said they had evidently been dead two or three days. The skulls of the women had been crushed with a club. A great hole in Bennett's chest showed where .the load of shot from the gun had struck. The bodies of the two women lay covered with leaves and hidden under a bush. A single-barrelled shotgun, with a string tied to the trigger was found lying at Bennett's right hand. It is supposed that after killing tlie women that Bennett propped the gun in a bush, tied a string to the trigger and drew the string about a small tree. Then it is thought he sat down in front of the weapon and pulled the string, the charge tearing a great hole in his chest. Had Not Keen Home. Bennett lived on Simms av. In Fast Point, but had riot been seen about his home for several days. From let ters found in his pocket by the au thorities, it is thought that he had been separated from his wife for some time and that he lured the two women into the woods to kill them. It is thought also that Bennett had been planning the crime for several days. Wednesday he shipped a package of letters to "his brother in Logansville, Ga.. by express. The bodies of the two women and the man were found by a negro cook who came along the pathway on her way to work. FARMERS SHOOT EAGLES Plrds Measure Six Feet From Win to Wing. JOLTET. 111.. July 3. Alfred Hart man and Gilbert Todd, farmers living near here, Friday shot two of the largest eagles ever seen In central Illinois. The birds measured Tlx feet from wing to wing and were ZZ inches long. GRUESOME AG mm told TO HURRY REPLY TO MEDIATORS Unless He Makes Answer Be fore End of Week Mediation Will End Using A. B. C. Men to Gain Time. PRESIDENT GREETS THE AMERICAN DELEGATES Tells Them He is Proud of the Way They Handled the Af fair will Pick Huerta's Successor Sunday. WASHINGTON. July 3. ihe con stitutionalist junta here today wired Carranza to hasten his reply t th mediators invitation to rret informal ly with the lluerta envoys. Thi action followed a conference that Charles A. Dougl.us. legal repre sentative for the Carranzistas held late this afternoon with Secretary Br -an. It is believed the secretary, who had been in onf ren e earlier in th. tice Uimarand Frederick Ixhmann in -tice Lamar and Frederick Lehman, in formed Mr. Douglas that unless Car ranza sent bis answer before the end of the weolj that the mediators wouM believe he was merely using them t. gain time and would abruptly end all further efforts to bring peace to Mexico through mediation. Fernando Inglesias Calderon. named bv Carranza to act as one of his. repre sentatives in the event he should treat with the lluerta emissaries, today re iterated his belief that General Car ranza will not name delegates. He says the revolutionists regard lluerta as a military dictator with no rights and that their only word with him can b an ultimatum that ho unconditionally surrender. Have Faith I" leader. Rafael Zubaran and Luis Cabrera, head of the junta here, differ with Calderon and continue to declare that Carranza will send delegates. There is a deep dllterence oi opinion tveen the constitutionalist agents and discord -illy concealed, exists in their ranks. President Wilson greeted American Delegates Lunar and Lehmann warm ly when they called at the white nous today. "1 am proud of the way you repre sented the United States," he said. fter a short talk the three sepa rated having made an engagement for an informal conference Monday. Minister Xaon is expected here from Niagara Falls tomorrow. He had an appointment with Ca brera and will use his influence to bear on Carranza to tako prompt ac tion. The Mexican envoys, it was an nounced, will remain in Xew York city for the next few days so as to ready to meet immediately with the Carranzistas if an agreement for a conference is reached. Silllman Kete.rns. John K. Silliman. former vice con sul at Saltillo, left hero Friday night to return there as consul. He lias in structions from both tho preside; t and secretary of state to use his ffic to bring about a permanent peace ar rangement between Villa and Car- "The main work of the administra tion now is to straighten out the dif ficulties between Villa and Carran.i and to induce them to name delegates to meet the lluerta delcu-atr. There are now three special cnw 4 t . of this government at worn on ranza nov;c and Villa. They are iv on a recently sent down by Secy. Bryan. John U. .illiman. classmate ot the president and a survivor of Huerta's soldiers at Saltillo. and Geo. C. Carothers. In addition there is T. Ayers Hobertson. a vice consul who sends messages unofficially to a relative in Washington, which are conveyed to the state department. 1 Ayers Robertson was in Saltillo .and" Is said to have been present at the quarrel between Villa and Car ranza. He reported the details of th quarrel to his friend here which re port was conveyed to the state depart ment. In this report 'arran.M threat ened to seize all of the eastern Mexi can states if Villa as Carranza feared at the time, seized Chihuahua and held it as his own plum with h: army. hold confi:ki:nci:. TORRF.ON. Mex.. July Gen. Antcnio I. Villareal. G-n. V r Castro and Uo Iazaro Villareal. r v resenting Cen. Carranza. accom panied by l' other.--, including c. 1. IMuardo Hay. Carranz-i's new ehi f of starf, arried in Torn -on at o'clock thl afternoon and shortly thereafter went into conference v.i-i Gene. Ysirido Robl, . IJc Mono I Bonillas and Dr. Miguel Sdva for th-i purpose of arriving at a settlement of the differences, real or fancied, be tween Gen. Villa arid Gn. Carranza No representatives of Gen. Iib'- Gonzales have arrived, though it n asserted tha.t representatives of Car ranza are empowered to speak for him. Representatives of Gen. I.av;:re: Obregon. who are coming overbed from the vicinity of CuadaLjn '.. Durango where they v.-i"l lake far:, had not reached Durango at n. Whether the conference will await their coming 1? not known. The preliminary conferences . f Friday afternoon 'vr-- held behind closed doors. Both sides have lf -orately prepared brief.- .f their re spective cases, includiriir e.rrep"ii.'. ence which has pi-sed Lct'.u--R thrn. and which it 1 alb rvl i!l mak- plain the points upon fer. v. huh they dif' MEXICO CITY. July Minister of the Interior Alcocer announced today that a successor to Fres. Hi:erta will (CONTINUED ON FAGi: FIGHT.) ft