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Daily Gate City and Constitu
tion-Democrat is received oyer
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iVOL.123. NO. 14.
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CHICAGO, July 1§.—Harry Mcln
tyre, colored, of 828 Irving Aire., this
morning shot and killed Mrs. Jose
phine Overmeyer, white, Harry Knott,
negro and Policeman Stewart Dean,
sixty. He also seriously wounded
Clemens and Grover
Orabtree and Mrs. Sadie Knott, wife
of Harry Knott, negro, who was killed.
The policemen were all attached to
the Warren avenue station.
The-llrst killed was Mrs.'Josephine
Overmayer who lived In the rear of
the two story brick building which
houses the Mclntyre tamly. Accord
tag to aH tt^ .tact* avaUajge, McJn
i,» nam xisttf
today, presumably as a result of the
tie&t. Mrs. Ovemeyer came to the
front of her home with her baby In
her arms and Mdlntyre shot her down.
The baby was uninjured.
Knott tried to calm the crazed
negro and was killed and his wife
Word was sent to the Waxen avenue
station and patrol wagon load of
polcemen were sent to'the Mclntyrs
home. As they approached the house
Mclntyre opened fire. The poicemea
were shot in this attack. Reserves
were immediately summoned and
preparations made to dynamite the
house where Mclntyre Is entrenched,
assisted by his wife. Both were ap
parently well armed. The wounded
policemen were hurled to a hospital
where their injuries were said to be
Mclntyre was armed with a rife
with which he did the original shoot
ing and was believeu to have several
revolvers with him in the house. At
8: OS the police threw several sticks
of dynamite into the building which
exploded, aparently without injuring
either Mclntyre or his wife. Heavy
-police reserves rushed from all parts
of the city armed with revolvers and
riot guns and kept up ah 'incessant
tire on doors
The build­
ing was completely surrounded. An
Immense crowd blocked the streets
for blocks around the house. Shortly
after day break Mclntyre came out in
tils yard armed with a repeating rifle
and fired into the air and surrounding
buildings for some time without
bringing his neighbors to their doors.
As fast as they appeared at the doors
and windows Mclntyre opened fire on
them. A number had narrow escapes.
Killed Five, Wounded Three.
CHICAGO, July 18.—Henry Mcln
tyre was shot and probably fatally
wounded this morning after killing
five persons and seriously wounding
For hours he held off the entire po­
reserve of the city from the first
story of a brick house which he oc
cupied with his wife.
After the police had besieged M"©*
Intyre In his home for hours Detec
tive Sergeant Ed Hughes walked into
the front door while the negro was
firing through the window. He took
no chances with Mclntyre, but shot
him at once. The extent of his in
juries are not known.
The body of McJntyre's wife was
found In the room beside him. Wheth-
(Continued on page 2)
tfaper-Snbnuuine Dentschland
Intends to Start Back
for Home at
England Is Watching Like a Hawk,
Anxious to Pounce Upon
the Wonder
BALTIMORE, Md., July 18.—The
German super-submarine Deutschland
was still at her pier here early to
day. As far as could be. learned
though, she Intends to dash for the
Virginia Capes tonight.
One of the Germans connected
with her venture announced early to
day that she had gone. A statement
from A. Schumacher and Company's
office, however, was that anything
told about the leaving time will be
a lie.
Despite this policy of misinforma
tion, everything points to an early
get away. The tug Timmlns, hover
ing close to the ship and her precious
cargo, is fully coaled. The last of
the visitors will be taken on the sub
marine today and some crew mem
bers not under orders to misinform,
says she is heading out tonight.
Negro stevedores put in a busy
night, tucking away the last of the
cargo and this work was due to be
finished today.
Captain Koenig refused to
aawir snrc .Treat,??
He still told friends lie -would get
home safely."
The captain of an incoming steamer
said today that England has a big
fleet of warships and trawlers and a
line of nets In the English channel
ready for the submarine. He believes
the British policy, Will be to let the
Deutschland pass "the capes safely
with a view to seising her later.
Wireless Lid Is On.
BALTIMORE, Md.,' July 18.—The
United States government today
barred its Tuckerton, N. J., wireless
station to the captain and manager of
the German subsea freighter Deutsch
Messages answering congratula
tions from Berlin and bearing Ameri
can press comment on the Deutsch
land trip, were ruled off the appara
tus by the United States censor. The
Germans and German-Americans con
nected with the submarine venture
were plainly angered at this step, be
lieving it to be unneutral.
While they refused to be quoted
they indicated that they feel this act
to be overstepping all reasonable re
quirements of neutrality. They said
that absolutely nothing in the mes
sages could be of military value and
that they were not In code.
The Deutschland's loading neared
completion this forenoon. The last of
the rubber should be in her hold be
fore night, stevedores said. Two big
gasoline tank cars were backed up
to the wharf today and .it least part
of their contents will be dumped into
the vessel to feed her three powerful
Diesel engines.
Agents of the ship kept silent as to
the time of her departure.
Captain Says Good-bye.
BALTIMORE, Md., July 18.—Here
is the Auf Wldersehn of Captain
Koenig of the first trans-Atlantic sub
marine freighter as given to the
United Press for the people of the
United States
"Ihr land und stadt gefallt mir
sehr, und ich hoffe bald zuruckzukom
men. Die leute in Baltimore sind
sehr freundlich zu uns gewesen."
Translated this means: "Tour coun
try and your city please me much
and I hope to come back soon. The
people in Baltimore have been friend
ly to us."
Captain Koenig was not saying to
day that he would leave right away,
but consented, as a "preparedness"
advocate to give out the above fare
well just as a matter of caution so
nobody could say he had iot bade the
people good-bye.
tfnless ithe Crown Commutes
Sentence, He Must Die on
the Gallows.
LONDON, July 18.—Roger Case
ment's appeal from his conviction on
the charge of high treacpn for which
he was sentenced to death was today
The court of criminal appeal, an
nounced its decision after listening
to arguments by Alexander Sullivan,
Casement's counsel, who contended
that the instructions to the Jury in
Casement's trial were inaccurate and
that actions complained of in the In
dictment did not constitute a statu
tory offense. Unless the crown com
mutes the death sentence. Casement
will die on the gallows. The justices
dismissed the appeal without hearing
tor the cnnra.
11 1
Ctennany in Flight Before Rus
sian Army Left Chins
and Supplies
Russian Left Wing Breaks Through
the German Line and Threat
ens to Surround the
PETROGR1AD, July IS.—The Ger
mans have retreated nearly ten miles
in Volhynla under the swift advance
of General Kaledin's left wing.
In their hasty retirement, several
thousand more prisoners, a number
of heavy guns and large supplies of
war material have fallen Into the
hands of the Russians. The retreat
was made necessary when several
Russian regiments broke through the
German front and threatened to sur
round a part of General Von Linsing
en's army. The Russians have ad
vanced their lines to the north bank
of the river Lipa and are strengthen
ing their new
on the entire
front. The advance widens the
Russian salient, extending into the
AustioGerman front southeast of
Kovel, thus removing the danger of
crushing enemy attacks on both
sides of the Russian wedge.
All along the eastern front, the
czar's armies have suddenly resum
ed the initiative. The Russian left
wing in southern Bukowina is again
in motion against the reinforced
Austrian army. The Infantry com
bats are becoming more frequent in
Galicla and both artillery and in
fantry activity are reported on Gen
eral Kuropatkin's front in the Dvinsk
Riga region on the north.
The Russian commanders on the
Austro-German front, however, are
compelled to share public interest
with the Grand Duke Nicholas, whose
new offensive in the Caucasus con
tinued to "make progress.
On Austrian Front.
BERLIN, (via wireless to Sayville,
I.) July 18.—Russian troops are
everywhere on the offensive on the
Austrian front, but at only one point,
in Volhynla, have they caused an
Austrian retirement, said an official
statement from the Austrian war of
flee received here today. The state
ment admits the retreat of the Aus
trlans behind the Lipa river.
Buried In Cave-In.
JOPLIN, Mo„ July 18.—Rescuers
are digging frantically today to re
lease four men imprisoned by a cave
in at the Babcock mine late yester
day They hope to reac'i them late
today or tonight, but fear the miners
will be suffocated. The Imprisoned
men were still alive at nine a. m.
Rescuers heard the sounds of their
against the rocks.
anil Coiuftttutfon-Benrotral
Girl Swallowed Poison
By Corpse of Sweetheart
"Oh, I Do Want to ^'With Him", She Moaned at Cos
~£i Undertaking Parlors
OTTUMWA, Iowa, J^fflL8.—Kneeling beside the body of James Young, her sweet
heart, who was mysteriously poisoned by means of a bottle of beer, Miss Beulah. Ellis, aged
20, of his city, swallowed a quantity of poison in an undertaking establishment this noon
and is reported to be dying .in a local hospital.
Young, who was a business man of Hedrick, Iowa, died at a hotel early yesterday morn
ing, shortly after drinking a cold botitle of beer sent to his room by unknown* persons. The
beer contained strychnine.
Miss Ellis and Young were to be married yesterday and the young woman has gneved
constantly since his death. 1 .!
Calling at the undertaking establishment today, Miss Ellis asked to see the body of
her sweetheart She fell to her knees beside the casket moaning.
"IOh, I do want to go with him."
.. When attendants returned to the room they found Miss Ellis unconscious from the
effects of the •drag she had taken.
Expected to Find Cool Breezes
at St. Paul, But City is
as Hot as Else
Hanly of lnd[ana and Sofzer of New
York are Active for 'Nomi
nation for Presi
[By Press
H. L. Rennlck, United
Staff Correspondent]
ST. PAUL, Min., July 18.—Prohibi
tionists who came to St. Paul one day
in advance of the opening of their na
tional convention, hoped against hope
today that their predicted merger with
dry elements of other partlee could
be accomplished. Up to the open
ing of the "get together conference"
today, at which scores of prominent
bull moose, dry democrats and dry re
publicans had been expected, there
were only a handful of other party
representatives here.
National Chairman Hinshaw and
other prohibition leaders, sought to
round up all the bull moose in sight
and found one, Colonel J. M. Inger
soll, of Idaho, progressive national
committeeman, from his state, who is
strongly in fvor of merging the bull
moose with the prohibitionists.
Colonel John M. Parker, of Lou
isiana, progressive nominee for vice
president, was reported today to have
turned the same kind of cold shoulder
toward the drys as did Henry Ford.
Telegrams from New Orleans today
Indicated that Parker had refused un
der any circumstances to be a pro
hibition candidate for vice president.
At the get together conference, ora
tory was to be free and unlimited.
•Delegates, including hundreds of
women who had spent sleepless
nights in hot Pullmans, found St.
Paul just as hot when they arrived
and prepared to take plenty of fans to
the convention hall.
Disappointment at failure of other
party chieftains to arrive, was echoed
early today in statements by some
prohibitionists that they would fight
any move to change the name of the
"If we can't adopt the bull moose
orphans, what's the use of changing
our name to the progressive-prohibi
tion party?" was their line of reason
The race for presidential nomina
tion seemed to have narrowed down
to two today. Former Governor Eu
gene N. Foss, of Massachusetts, it
was reported had decided not to run.
J. Frank Hanly, former governor of
Indiana, and William Sulzer, former
governor of New York, were the ac
tive candidates.
A movement to change tl-e name of
the prohibition party to the national
reform party met with heated opposi
tion this afternoon at a conference
of prohibition delegates prior to open
ing of their national convention.
The movement launched by Colonel
J. M. Ingersoll of Idaho, progressive
national committeeman from that
state, who was the lone bull moose
attending the conference was design
ed to combine the progressive and
{Cantmed an pago 5.)
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Villista Bandits Headeid South
Instead of Rushing To
ward Border of
Carranzlaltas and Rebels Are Re
ported to be Engaged In an
Artillery Clash
EL PASO, Texas, July 18.—Villista
bandits are fleeing south from the
Rosario Jiminez district and not to
ward the American border, stated
a message from General Trevlno at
Chihuahua, received in Juarez today.
Trevino also denied that Villistas cap
tured Mapami and Vermijillo as re
ported. Trevino declared he had
taken every precaution to prevent
bandits approaching the border.
Battle In Progress.
MARATHON, Texas, July 18.—
Champ Wood) an employee of the In
ternational Mining company, return
ing from Boquillaa today reported a
battle between Villista bandits and
Carranza troops was believed to be
in progress twenty miles south of
that place late yesterday. He said
artillery firing could be heard plainly
south of Boquillas.
Buying Horses.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. July 18—Leading
horse dealers in the market across
the river, today declined to say just
how many horses the United States
government had bought in the East
St. Louis market since the Mexican
trouble began.
It was learned through various
sources, however, that more than
three thousand cavalry mounts have
been purchased here during the past
few weeks.
The United States was paying more
for its horses than the allied govern
ments, one dealer said. He said the
European powers, tiring of the gaff,
are buying a cheaper grade. The
government is paying a good price
and getting better horse flesh, the
same man said. He would not divulge
the cost.
Will Transfer Guardsmen.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. July 18.—
Eight thousand national guardsmen
stationed at Laredo will be trans-
ferred to other border points because
citizens of that place objected to sani
tary conditions in the militia camps.
Laredo citizens reported to Con
gressman Garver that conditions In
the camps are horrible and intoler
able. General Funston said he had
not heard of the conditions until La
redo citizens made them known. He
he could not have the troops in
{Continued on page 5.)
Both British and French Ar
mies Have Resumed the
Offensive Along1 the
Berlin Official Statement 8ays Fight
ing Is Lively, But Enemy
Is Being Held
BHRMM1, July IS.—Doth the SrltfBh
and French armies resumed the allied
offensive on both sides of the Somme
yesterday evening and last night
with strong attacks against German
positions, ft wa« officially annoanoed
this afternoon. British attacfos
against the village of Fozleres and
French attacks in the region ot
Blaches, Maisonette, 'Barlerrx and Soy
ecourt were repulsed with heavy los
Russian troops attempted msno
cessfully to take advantage of the
Austro-German retirement In Vol
hynla with attacks west and soothr
west of Lmtzk all of ^rhloh were re
The Russians under General Kuro
patkln, continued their strong offen
sive on the Riga front yesterday, pen
points but being ejected afterwards
with heavy losses.
"At numerous plaices on the north*
ern front, enemy patrols were re
pulsed," said the official statement*
"On both sides of the Somme, after
artillery preparation throughout the
day, strong enemy. attacks were
launched in the evening against Pos
ieres and the positions eastward, also
against Maisonette, Blaches, Barleux
and Soyecourt. These attacks were
everywhere repulsed with heavy en
emy losses.
"On the Verdun front, there was
lively artillery Are and small hand
grenade combats.'*
Heavy Counter Attack.
PARIS, July 18.—The Germans
have launched a heavy counter attack
against newly won French positions
west of Peronne, the war office an
nounced today. Thus far all German
attacks south of the Somme have
been repulsed, but heavy fighting is
still going on.
The Germans repeatedly attacked
La Maisonette, but were repulsed
each time with very heavy losses.
The fighting then extended along a
large sector of the front occupied by
the French in the first week of the
Anglo-Erench offensive. The most
violent combat is going on near the
village of Biaches, one mile from
The Germans were active last night
on the Verdun front on both banks
of the Meuse. On the west bank, a
German attack against Hill 304 was
checked. On the east bank, German
grenade attacks in the region of
Fleury were repulsed.
Appalling Damage.
RALEIGH. N. C., July 18.—An ap
alling toll of damage and loss of life
tak^n by the storm which swept
North Carolina was revealed by every
•delayed dispatch reaching here this
aftertioon. Twenty persons are known
to have perished.
Six were drowned at Asheville, ten
at Mecklinberg, three In Alexander
county and one In Wake county.
Many others are missing and given up
by relatives as dead.
Infantile Paralysis Increases.
NEW YORK, July 18.—An alarm
ing increase of Infantile paralysis
among adults was reported by the
board of health today. Today's count
showed 121 new cases today as
against 95 yesterday. There were
twenty-five deaths today, as against
fourteen yesterday.
Emergency Appropriation.
WASHINGTON, July 18.—An em
ergency appropriation of $135,000 was
voted today by the house for the pub
lic health service In its fight against
infantile paralysis in New York and
to stop Its spread to other cities.
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Continueid) -warm. Fair. Local
temperature, 7 p. m., 93 7 a.
m., 77.
Meeting la Des Mbtoes*
Lively One When the
Platform is t-.
Candidate ifUmflai
ta Dictate Wkat -Ptanka
•hall ba t*
•gates are
for the republican vtata conventlonl
tomorrow which promises to be thai
stormiest seen for yean. Although!
nearly aU of the candidates for statei
offices were chosen at the June pri
maries, an attorney general and nilJ
road commissioner have to be noml-i
nated tomorrow and the big light Willi
come over the state platform. W. LJ
Harding candidate for governor, 1«
charged*- with, being friendly to the
liquor Interests while the democrat*
this year under the leadership of HJ
T. tMeredtth, have pronounced fovj
prohibition. Wl Garrett, clerk ofi
the supreme ooort, who will be tem
porary chairman tomorrow is expect-*
ed to deliver a dry speech demanding)
law enforcement) and, the oonstltu-^
tlonal amendment to end the liquor
issue for all time. As a result there
will be a hard fight over the liquor'
plank in the platform in addition toi
the battles for attorney general and'
railroad commissioner nominations^
"Ther0 will be no planks dlotatedj
In the republican state platfonn," said
W. L. Harding, republican candidate'
for governor today, outlining his posl-,
tlon on the platform which will bei
adopted at the state convention tomor
"I have no destreto try to«t«Dineari
republican delegates what!
kind of a platform to write," he saidJ
'IBut I have some pretty definite)
Ideas about some things which should,
go into the platform and I happen tot
know that a majority of the delegate*
have the same Ideas.
'\ProhlbItion for Instance: Th«f
party will stand for the submlssdon/
of the prohibition amendment to the
people and for law enforcement whlclW
endorses my sentiments.
"Iowa republicans favor a-conserve
tlve, constructive program of road
building, one which will not bond the
state and create pork barrels and W
that they agree entirely wfth my!
stand. There is no occasion for ma*
to try to dictate anything to go into
the platform."
"The return of the progressives td
the republican party was predicted**)?}
"EM Meredith did not make any-par
ticular hit with Iowa progressives by
denouncing Roosevelt at the demo*
cratlc convention In St. Louis,* HardJ
lng said. "I believe be lost any hold'
he might have had on the progressives)
by that speech."
Elkue for Ambassador.
WASHINGTON, July 18.—President
Wilson today nominated Abram EDtus
of New York, to be United States
ambassador to Turkey.
The nomination was decided upon
several weeks ago, but sending It to.'
the senate was delayed pending In-:
uqiries as to the acceptability of
Elkus to the Turkish government.
Machinists on Strike.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 18.—
When their demands for an eight
hour day were refused, 1,200 machin
ists at the Allis Chalmers plant walk
ed out at 10 o'clock this morning.
Members of the metal trades unions
in other shops in the city are expect
ed to follow.
Berlin Newspapers Are Boost
ing the Spirits of the
Folks at Home.
AMSTERDAM, Juy 18.—The Ger
man people are urged to retain their
confidence in the ultimate success of
the German armies and to disregard same!"
"lying reports" printed in the foreign
press, in lengthy articles printed In
the Berlin newspapers.
Advices from Berlin say that a sim
ilar appeal Issued by the German gen
eral staff and labeled an "appeal to
the German nation" was really Inspir
ed by the kaiser, after a conference
with his generals.
"The army trusts its leaders,"* de
clared the Tageblatt. "Why should
not those who are at home do the
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