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Washington, D. C., March 31.—
Forecast for Arkansas: Generally
fair Tuesday; fair and warm Wednes
BONDS 0FS20,000 AND $10,000
Grand Jury ^flakes Additional Report
Which Involves Local Men in
Case Now Famous in Courts
and Before Public.
Ed Spear ami Charles Bryan, Jr.,
were each yesterday Indicted in con
nection with the swindle cases, it be
lug Uharged that they participated in
the deal wherein Frank P. Fox of
Terre Haute dropped the sum of $?(',
OOO here in the Indlnaa Club some
two months ago.
Bryan is indicted on one count.
Spear is indicted on three counts,
one being as principal, another being
an accessory before the fact, and t..e |
other receiving the property, consist-1
ing or $20,000.
Immediately after the indictments i
were returned, Circuit Judge Gotham J
fixed tlhe bond of Bryan at »10,000,
and the bond of Spear at $20,000, and
the papers were put in the bauds of
Deputy W heatley, who served them.
Spear made his bond with hims^'f,
C. Floyd Huff, his counsel; E. F.
Klein, druggist; and L. 1). Oooepr,
wholesale liquor dealer.
Bryan made his bond with (himself,
Joe l.eil+.>y, former saloon proprietor;
and Robert Murray, transfer man.
Neither of the accused men were
brought to the court house, the bonds
being readily accepted by Deputy
Wheatley, and later approved by
Sheriff Williams when the papers
were returned to him at the court
Spear, it is staled, when recently
taken before the grand jury to be iu
teirogated, admitted having handled
some of tip?'“paper” in Which YrtTions j
of the swindle cases were operated,
but explained that for years past be
had been in the business of handling
paper for gamblers and others w<ho
could not well handle it themselves.
He is said to have denied direct con
nection with the cases under exami
nation at least In so far as any crim
inal relation.
Bryan had been the owner and op
erator of the Indiana club rooms,
where, in t,ie rear, tthe roulette game
was worked through which Fox was
made to "win" $26,500, and later was
turned for his own $20,000 in money.
Bryan stated immediately after the
arrests were made that he had noth
ing .to do with the rear end of tthe
building, which had been sub-leaseo
to another party, and denied any I
knowledge or Information of tlit*
swindle eases.
The arrests of Bryan aud Spear are
the first loeal connections with the
swindle cases, but it is not improb
able that other indictments will be I
returned against local parties in con
nection with these same cases, it be i
ing the impression that the grand |
jury already has evidence watch is ]
corroborating, in effect that others
thad a part at least as'Accessories to
the swindle cymes.
The arrests of Spear and Bryan
some time ago might have caused a
genuine sensation, but lately (hose
following’ the cases closely were of
the opinion that the grand jury would
not deal directly with tile principals
alone, but would extend Its probe to
local parties if such could be con
nected in any manner or method with
the operations.
The general charge against noth
Ryan and Spear is that tlhey co-oper
“ted with George Ryan, “Big Charlie
Wilt, J. H. Amis, alias Eberly, J. H
Ward, alias Bert Sterling, alias ‘‘The
Brass Kid," Joe Denton, who has not
yet been apprehended, and others,
iu connection with the cases.
The fuct that Spear and Bryan
were indicted even before the others
under investigation were indicted, in
dicatcs tihat the prosecution as con
ducted by Attorney W. H. Martin,
special counsel for the prosecuting
witness .desires that these cases be
taken up at an earlier date ‘than the
It is assumed that at no far distant
date the grand Jury will return a
batch of indictments, inclusive of all
the parties generally accused as prln
ctpals In the swindle cases, ami that
Immediately after that action a more
determined effort will be made to
bring about the arrest of ‘‘Joe Den
ton," wflio has never yet been ar
rested, and "Big Char lie" Wilt, who
whh arrested, put under *10,000 bond,
but. who went to Omaha and never
came back. f
Atlanta, Ga . March 51, The Guar
antee Trust and Banking Company to
day was ordered by Judge George
Bell of the Superior Count to appear
before the court April 15 to show
cause why a receiver for the com
pany should not bo ap,minted.
Action ay Judge Bell followed (lie
Institution of two suits against the
company by two stockholders and
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two bondholders. In a petition for
a recelfterghip, filed by J. J. RusseM
and J. R. Rivers, holders of $500
owrth of stock each, it is alleged that
the copany has violated its trust and
banking rights by purchasing real es
Newr York, March 31.—The grand
Jury investigating the police graft
scandal today attempted to trace the
source of an alleged bribe fund of
$25,000 raised to keep John F. Har
tigan, a police patrolman, recently
convicted of perjury, from making a
confession involving superior officers.
Cettinge, March 31—The Turks to
day made a sortie from the southern
side of Tarabosdh. Theay came into
contact with the Montenegrin infan
try, which was supportted by the ar
tillery. A desperate engagement en
sued and was still in progress this
Washington, March 31.—President
Wilson probably will fill the majority
of .{ae nine ambassadorships now va
cant before the beginning of the ex
tra session of congress next Monday.
The president expects to confer with
many of his friends during the pres
ent week and it is believed that when
congress convenes, nominations for
the more important posts will be seat
to the senate.
Today’s developments brought out
that Walter H. Page, editor ot
World's Work, and an intimate friend
of Mr. Wilson, bad been offered and
had accepted tao ambassadorship to
Great Britain. White house officials
confirmed like news and Mr. Page
will start for London within ten
It was stated at the white house
that w-lth the exception of Mr. Page,
no offers had been made for any
other diplomatic jiosts. The president
has had under consideration a list of
men to whom lie is favorably in
clined, but the Chief difficulty has
j't>een that many of them have been
from New York state, the president
feeling New Y’ork state has already
received conspicuous recognition.
Thomas Nelson Page and Joseph
E. Willard of Virginia: J. C. Gerard j
of New Y’ork, Frederick E. Penfield
of Gerantown, Pa , and Henry Mor
bantbau of New York are among
those under consideration for diplo
matic appointments but there have
been no decisions as to any of these
men as yet.
The president had a taste today of
tthe difficulties of tariff revision.
Many of his callers came to talk for
and against various schedules. To all
the president listened patiently, but
gave not the slightest intimation of
what was contained in the schedule
of the tariff bill he is studying or
what would lie uis own attitude to
ward these subjects,
A. Augustus Healy, of the Brook
lyn academy of aits and sciences,
who talked with the president about
tbo tariff pf leather and hides, was I
introduced by Secretary ftcdfield
W. F. Sardis of Buenos Ayres urged |
the president to see that meat came
into this country from Argentine free
of duty. Senator Broussard and Gov
ernor Mall of Louisiana protested
against free sugar, while Represanta- i
live Keating of Colorado told the
president be favored free sugar, not
withstanding the protest of ether
congressmen from Colorado.
Wellington, March 81.—Tile case of
"The nude and the prudes,” testing
the validity of liiie Washington Btate
publication law, was appealed today |
to the supreme court of the United j
The case takes its name from ait
article, alleged to have been edited
by Jay Fox and printed in the Agi
tator. a paper in Pierce county, {Wash
ington, In which tile arrest of several
persons bathing nude in the bay at
iHoine, Wash., was discussed. Mr
Fox was sentenced to prison for two
months after conviction on a charge
of editing an article tending to ex
cite disregard of the law. He claims
that the law under which he was
convicted abridges the freedom of
speech and of tile press, but the su
preme court 0t Washington held that
it merely punished the uimse of this
freedom. The community of Home,
according to the article Fox i»
averred to have edited, is a "commu
nity of free spirits who came out in
to the woods to escape the polluted
contamination of priest-ridden, con.
volitional aociety." I
One of the liberties enjoyed 1>J
KomeUes, the urtlcle said, was "tarn
prlvllefc to Imthe iu evening dress,]
or with merely the clothes Nature
gave them, just a*-they choose."
Ivan is a mean-tempered Alaskan brown bear In the New York Zoological Gardens who refuses to be tamed
Recently a woman who declined to give her name but who Is A professional opera singer asked Curator Dltmars
to permit her to try the effect of music on Ivan. She ston] by his rage in the Bronx and sang arias in French.
German and English, but Ivan only growled and snarled until hij keeper appeared with a big beefsteak.
Situation at All Points South of Cairo
Is Not Regarded as Unfavor
able—Levee Work is
Being Hastened.
Washington, March 31.—The fol
lowing special flood bulletin was is
sued by the weather bureau tonight:
“The crest of the Ohio river flood
Bias about reached Cincinnati with a
stage at 7 p.m. Monday of til).5 feet, 1
19.6 feet above flood stage. While
the rivar may rise a few tenths of a j
foot more, it will not quite reach 7o !
feet. At Louisville the stage at V
lira. Monday was 44.2 feet, 16.2 feet
above flood stage. A crest stage of
45 feet is expected Tuesday night or
Wednesday morning. At Evansville
the stage at 3 p.m. Monday whs 45.7;
scant 10.7 feet above flood stage. It
is expected that the river at Evans
ville and Henderson will crest be
tween 17 and 4.S feet, but at Mount
Vernon the crest will probably reach
50 feet. Brisk west winds are caus
ing rough water in the neighborhood
of Evansville.
At Cairo tiho stage, at 7 ;>.m. Mon
) day was 52.ti feet, 7,0 feet above flood
stage. Taero is some Indication that,
the relatively high stage of the Mis
sissippi at Cairo is backing up the
waters of the Ohio and there is a pos
sibility, although a slight one, that
the rate of rise in tlhe Ohio at Cairo
will diminish, temporarily in a day
or so.
Between Cairo and New Orleaus
the following stages Hre forecast: „
At Memphis a stage of 44,5 feet
within the next erght or nine days,
flood stage, 35 feet; at Helena, Ark.,
a maximum stage of 54 feet, flood
stage 42 feet. With the water now
in sight, and if the levees hold, tlho
following stages are forecast for
points between Heleua ami New Or
leans: Arkansas City, Ark., 52 to
53 feet, flood stagef 47 feet; Ureen
vllle, Miss., 45 to 4ti feet, flood stage
42 feet! Vicksburg, 52 feet or slightly
over, flood stage 45 feet f Natchez,
50.5 feet to 54.5 feet, flood stage 4*1
feet; Baton Kougo, Ha., 40 to 41 feet,
flood stage 35 feet; DonaldsonviUr,
Ha., 32 to 33.3 foot, flood stage 2S
feel; New Orleans, 10.8 to 20.fi feet,
flood stage 18 feet. Tho rt^d Is ex
pected to reach New Orleans^ptween
April 20 and April 30. The atmva
Mississippi stages are all slightly un
der those of the 1912 flood.
Levees Being Strengthened.
Memphis, Tfuin , March 31 CotuH
2>wiVT along the central stretches of
jME&io Mlsslasippt river were reported
^"■practically unchanged tonight. W«ath
, er conditions t(Klay were favorable
ami satisfactory reports of progress
I made In preparing for tae flood cauic
Vfrotu a dotcu or more chtups of
l\ttvee workers. At no point south of
Cairo Is the situation regarded as
alarming aa yet, but especial atten
tion is being given the levee at Hick
man, Ky„ and the Reel Foot I>akc
levee, just west of Hickman, which
collapsed last year.
At Memphis the stage tonight was
3ti.fi feet, a rise of tlhree-tenths In
12 hours.
Cornish, N. iH., Mardh 21.- Karla
Louden ‘House, on the Winston
Churchill .estate, which Js to to qccij
pMtfty President Wilson this sum
mer, will be ready for his usie by tin
middle of April. '
The work of renovation was l»egun
today. No extensive alterations will
be made but two weeks will be nec
essary for the regular spring house
cleaning, painting and other minor
London. April I.—Tbe Daily Mai!
has offered a prize of $5(>.fif)0 to the
first person who pilots a “water plane
acrosf the Atlantic in 72 continuous
hours. The Mail describes a '■water
plane'' as an aeroplane able to alight
on and start from water, and adds
that it must not be confused with hy
droplanes, Of skimming boats. The
contest will he open to the world. A
second prize of $25,000 is offered tor
a trip around England, Scotland and
Wales, open to British machines.
Washington, .March 31.—Brazil has
made a tlhree-year contract wjth E. C.
Green, a cotton expert, of tire depart
ment of agriculture, who will conduct
experiments by which Brazil hopes to
increase her cotton crop. There is
a vast territory in the eastern equa
torial part of the country which, it
is believed, will yield excellent crops
of cotton.
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Nashville, Teuu., March 'll.-—A
real April's fool trick will be played
on the general assembly of Tennes
see tomorrow when both houses re
convene after a receBs Bince Friday,
if the expectations of those In clo.se
touch with the situation here are re
It is an open secret that enough
members of the house of representa
tives to break a quorum will be ab."
sent when the house iB called to or
der tontorrow. Of the absent mem
bers, about 20 will go to Middlesboro,
Ky., a number will go to Florence,
Ala., one has gone ty Florida and
several to Mississippi. It is thought
that the absentees will number 31
to hi.
The filibuster is similar to that of
two years ago when fusion mem here l
of the house left tne state, going to
Alulmma, and of four years ago, when
•the regular democratic members of
the agnate smashed a quorum by go
ing to Hopkinsville, Ky.
The present filibuster U to defeat
the repeal of the election laws, liov
ernor IhHjper. ll tg expected, will to
morrow veto the repeal lull and It
cauuot be passed over his veto except
by a majority of both, houses with
a quorum of both houses present and
Newspapers Get Out Their First Edi
tion Since Destruction Visited
City—Situation in In
diana Improved.
South 'DaytJb, Ohio, March 31.—
Orville Wright, who, HUe thousands
of other Daytonians, was engaged in
shoveling mud from the Wright
I (homestead today, had no chance to
use an aeroplane when tho flood
I When warned of the flood, his
father, Bishop Wright, and his sister,
Katherine, left the place in a wagon,
in some way they became separated
and for two days the inventor could
not find his fatiher.
When located, it was found that he
had experienced no mishap.
Orville W'riglit fled soon after the
other two and* found refuge on high
griund. The interior of his house was
ruined by water. Fire broke out in
a building near tllie old shop where
the Wright brothers worked for so
many years in perfecting their flying
machine. In the shop were invalu
able plans and data dealing with the
construction of aeroplanes and navi
gation of the air. Orville was much
relieved when lie returned to find
that tflie flames had spared the shop
and its contents.
At. the meeting of the relief com
mittee and members of the delegated
city council, members or the latter
declared their individual willingness
to co-operate with the necessary
measures for protection and rehabili
tation of the city. It was decided
to appropriate $50,000 of thO^p'olief
fund far the Red Cross to be expend
ed in purchasing the bare necessities
wfhich will permit destitute families
to re-eetablishi homes of a sort until
(hey can improve their own condi
A court martial was organized to
[ day with forty petty cases on the t
docket. This court must try such I
eases as the municipal court justices j
have superceded under martial law.
Reports taat looters have been shot
are untrue. There (have been mmol’s
of such occurrences but none has i
been confirmed. In none of the
morgues is there anybody showing
bullet wounds.
Newa of the digit h of J. P. Morgan
today first reached Hie public
through a bulletin posted by a repre
sentative of the Associated Press.
Later Lie Dayton News, wtnme plant
was inundated, put a two page paper
ill the street in which a few de
tails of the death of the graai fluan
eier were |> tut..A Wire conditions
; South.
M.'irob Jl ■W hile
"*»* towns'
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today wore rehabilitating their flood
devastated districts, the waters dis
appearing there were tightening their
disastrous clutch upon regions south |
of here. The government relief boat
geiota, in command of Lieutenant
Height, U. S. A., towed a barge load
of provisions into iAwrenceburg to
day to find but forty of 5,000 homes
there not under water. When the
boat proceeded to Aurora conditions
were found almost as bad, with but
500 homes free from the reach of the
People in southern Indiana heeded
flood warnings quickly, through the
fear created by reports from the
flood districts of the central states
region. 'Reports of fatalities where
the flood struck unexpectedly, but ,
now Is gone, still are conflicting. Pe
ru's list of 20 promises to shrink
somewhat but ■with those figures still
standing, Indiana’s loss of life stlU
stands at f>8, Three bodies of the
drowned were found In West Indian
apolis today, one remaining uniden
tified, while four refugees have been
victims of the exposure suffered.
Indiana Is recovering, outside aid
greatly relieving its burden, and to
day business conditions in Indianapo
lis were quite normal, with public
utilities completely restored. Som<“
Southern Indiana towns believed to
be suffering from rising waters are
cut off from communication but am
ple warning has removed much dan
ger of loss of life and property.
Flood at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, March 31.—When the
Ohio river here reaches a stage of
<19.7 which Is expected at midnight,
the crest of the flood at this point
will have been reached. I^ate today
the stage was 09.5 feet The river rose
less rapidly today than at any time
since the yellow flood began Its
course of destruction.
At points east of here the river
already lias begun to recede, while
to the west there is an appreciable
accession to the stage and reports
from down the river are replete with
stories of destruction and desolation.
The direct damage caused by the
flooding of the river front section
and the lowlying residential places Is
estimated at more than $2,0(H),000.
Relief work locally and also in the
■ nearby Inundated territory is more
j than adequate.
Cairo la Hopeful.
Cairo, 111., March 31.—Inhabitants
of Cairo tonight took renoweil (hope
for the safety of their city. Before
nightfall & strong current came up
in the Ohio river and this gave rise
to the opinion that something had
given way south of here and that tfhe
situation which had been growing
more and more desperate had been
relieved. The levee still Is holding
strong, though the water has been
creeping steadily upward. At 7
o'clock tonight tihe gauge stood at
52.6. The same reading was regis
tered ah Fulton, Ky.
The water level stands now higher
than the most elevated street level
at Cairo. Further up at Bridge Junc
tion the water has crept dangerously
near the top of the levee and thou
sands of sacks of Band have been
placed to (hold it in check. The pre
diction tonight is that the river will
go to 56 feet.
Toronto, Ont., March 31.—Two
thirds of the survivors of the Scott
polar expedition will come here eith
er grey-haired or bald. Alfred Wrlg.it
received today from his son, C. S.
Wright, the physician of the ill-fated
company that sought the south pole,
a letter which said this was a result
of their hardships and sufferings.
New York, April 1.—Promptly at
1 o’clock this morning the police
descended upon all nifjht restaurants
In Upper Broadway and forced them
to close. This action was taken as
the result of the recent order by
Mayor Gaynor suspending all night
liquor licenses.
A majority of the restaurants had
closed on time.
Paterson, N. J., March 31.—Wui. D.
Haywooil, organiser of the Industrial
Workers of the World, was sentenced
to six months in the couuty jail this
afternoon on conviction of disorderly
conduct in connection with a gather
ing of strikers yesterday at Lafay
ette. lie came here in connection
with the silk mill strike.
A second charge, that of causing
unlawful assemblage, also, was lodg
ed against him. On this he was held
to the grand jury, with the amount
of his hull to he fixed later.
Haywood pleaded guilty to both
charges. He was seut to the county
jail to begin sentence hut an appeal
probably will be taken. Haywood was
given tue maximum sentence with
which disorderly conduct is punish
able. During his term of imprison
ment he will have to work ten hours
a day at hard labor.
tdie hundred policemen, armed
witih riot guns, stretched a cordon
around police headquarters during
the hearing. Fully two thousand
strikers and strike sympathisers
gathered outside the building, bo
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Financial District Had Been Warned
of His Condition and the Market
Suffers but Little When
News Is Heard.
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Rome, March 31.—J. Pierpont Mor
gan, the New York financier, died
hero today a few minutes alter noon.
For months his health had beejfjK:
dining, but the symptoms became
greatly aggravated about a week ago
and since Wednesday last he had
been in a semi-comatose condition.
Tonight his body, lyjng in the deatfh.
chamber, was surrounded with flow
ers. Messages of sympathy have
been received from King Victom Em
manuel, high officials of state, dip
lomatic representatives and from
many personal friends in all part#
of the world.
The death of Mr. Morgan was not
known in Romo until several hours
after it occurred, owing to the desire
(that Mr. Morgan’s son, J. Pierpont
Morgan, Jr., who is in New York,
Mould first be notified.
The official statement prepared by
Dr. Uuiseppe Bastlanella, Dr. M. Al
len Starr ami Dr. George A. Dixon,
tlie attending physicians, indicates
that a general collapse followed a
condition of nervous prostration
which prevented digestive organa
from performing their functions and
affected the mental faculties. j
For five days Mr. Morgan received
artificial nourishment but was unAtrUj
to assimilate the food. As a result
he very rapidly lost strength. Foi
many (hours prior to his depth he was
in a condition of semi-coma, which
prevented him from recognising those
about him. His end was without
Mr. Morgan’s daughter, Mrs. Her
bert I,, oatteriee, who has been in
constant attendance, was at the deatn
bed. She held the (hand of her fath
er and. tried to obtain some sign of
recognition. She thought that when
the supreme moment came he faintly
pressed her hand. Mr. Sdttorlee and
the physicians almost carried tfee
weeping woman out of the room,'
where friends tried to comfort her.
• Mrs. Satterleo is prostrated by
grief and had no statement to makp
tonight regarding future arrange*
meats. So far, no preparations have
been made with reference to the roj
inoval of Mr. Morgan's body to thflj
United States. Those relatives who
are in New York will first be coup
municated with regarding tCten
wishes. J
'Ambassador and Mrs. Thomas OM
Brien, General Post Wheeler and
Mrs. Wheeler, who wont to the hotel
this afternoon to inquire about l£gj
Morgan's condition were there when
his death was announced. They r*
mained to offer their services and ef
pressed condolence.
All the Rome newspapers putrllaj
tributes to Mr. Morgan, expressin|
their deep sense of loss felt by th|
Italian people. i
it has been suggested that Mr,
Morgan’s body should be taken t<
the United States on board a war
Wall Street Was Prepared. •
New York. March 31.—John Pli ;i
pout Morgan's last resting pi* 1
probably will be in the mausoleum* J
Ceder ilill cemetery, Hartford, Copj
which he bad erected some years ago
in memory of his father and mother
When the body of Mr.' Morgan
reaches here from Rome, it Is ex
pected the funeral services will bo
iheld in the cathedral of St. John the
Divine, toward the construction of
which Mr. Morgan was a large con
When the news of Mr. Morgan’s!
death reached here today there were!
expressions of regret at his passingf
vieerd on every hand. In the finan-i
cial district, the stock exchaugo and!
the consolidated exchange passed*
resolutions of respect to bla memory!
and flags everywhere were dropped!
to halfmast. y ‘ A
Tho offices of J. P. Morgan yt jF^l
closed immediately upon receipt.. j
ilie news and little Information w»f
vouchsafed by the members of oKf
firm. The statement was made, hdfwfi
ever, that the business would t)« c| 1
rind on undisturbed by the survllS ■
members. jS ,
Throughout the day equlpggej|
ul! kinds drove up to Mr.
mansion i •• ■
cards. The morbid w< r. out in fowh^
in the vicinity of the Morgan hornet!
anti at one time reached sofa pw l
portions that It. became necessary to J
r equest the police to disperse them, j
ugly appeared to be their mood ttfks j
iho police locked Haywood In a cell I
ut police headquarters instead ol j
takiug trim to the county J*U, UUUil
i the crowd dispersed. J

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