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SIXTIETH YEAR. XO. 315. MONDAY, OCTOBER 0, 1911. PRICE TWO CENTS. ROOK JL JuLJlLj M'NAMARAS FACING TRIAL FOR MUR Opening Scene in the Hearing of Dynamiting Case Today. M'MANIGAL UNSHAKEN Chief Witness Against Accused Declares He Will Tell Jury Everything He Knows. fxs Angeles, Cal.. Oc". 0. Oti' hun dred twenty-iive citizens, from whom may be called a jury to try the Mc Xamara brothers in the Ios Anseb-s Times dynamiting case, gathered today in the court room of Judge liordwell. The men were called to enable the ex cusing of those unable To a t. The trial begins Wednesday. Ortie McMiin ical. chief witness against the McXam aras. held a final conference with Dis trict Attorney .lohu I). Kr-.!"i icks. M-- Manigal appears to be in pood health and declares he will not. waver in his resolution to tell the jury everything he knows. While the district attorney's office is closely guarding the nature of the evidence secured since the arrest cf the McNamaras. the whole staff, from District Attorney Fredericks down, expresses satisfaction with the fruits of its labor. MivroKV or rsn. The chronology of the Los Anseles . dynamiting case, which is s t for trial 1 next Wednesday, is as follows: Oct. 1, 1910 Times newspaper plan ' destroyed by explosion and fire. Twen ty men killed. IJombs found at home ' of General Harrison Gray Otis, pro- : prietor of the Times, and Felix Zoe handelaar. secretary Merchants' !ind . Manufacturers' association. Oct. 9 Experts appointed by Mayor Alexander to investigate cause of dis aster reported that high explosive, such as nitro-glycorine. had been used. Oct. 13 Job Harriman, attorney rep- resenting labor union interests, ques- i ftliritina" Rtarcmpnt thut n lhm oni. ' v . Ion explosion was caused by gas Oct. 23 Special grand jury, impan elled by Judge Bordwe'l, bean f-'ifiin alleged evidence that three men known as J. B. Brice, Milton A. Schmidt and David Caplan had blown up the Times with"80 per ceui. gelatin," purchased Sept. 26 from tile Giant Powder works at San Francisco. Five hundred pounds of dynamite, later identified as part of that purchased by trio, was found cach ed in house at South San Francisco, Oct. 3 6. IRON WOltKS YVHi: KI.I. Dec. 2D-IJewellyn Iron works par - t.ally wrecked by cxplos.ou. j Jan. 8, 1911 Grand jury returned e- Tet indictments airainst Hrice S. hmii'r DER , C and Cap11- March 14 Coroner s jury filed ver- diet declaring victims met death iu ! wreck and fire caused by dynamite ev ! plosion. j Aprti i' James li. McNamara and ! ro back, but I didn't, as 1 had been;' Ortie E3. McManigal arrested ju Detroit made secretary-treasurer and had my , The Kjrl at present is at Mount Sr. and taken to place of biding in Chi-; time fully taken up with the duties of ' Joseph s college, in Dubuque, and the cajro. 'that office. ! letter said a plan had been made to April 15 Secret indictments fifed by! -The o'hees of the international as-' s',eal her unless the money was sent prand jury against James H. Mc.N'am- sociatiou were in New York when I ara. Ortie K. McManigal and John J. j was first elected. Iater. for seutimen McNaraara. charging them w i:h dc- j tal reasons. I was instrumental in hav struction of the Times. i ing them moved to Cleveland. Two April 2'2 John J. McXamara arrest- years after he offices were removed ed in offices of International Associa tion of Bridge & Structural Iron Work ers in Indianapolis Kxtradited imme diately and rushed across the eontitn u; 'o lx8 Angeles, being joined on the way by James McXamara and Mc.Mani r.al. Joseph Ford, assistant district attorney of ios Angeles, who obtained extradition, arrested later on charge of Ki iuapin:. Detective William J. Burns and Ietectlve James llosick of Is NEW YORK JAIL IS HELD A DISGRACE Albany. X. Y.. Oct. P. The King's county ail in Brooklyn, cue of about n dozen small prisons in Xew York ity. is the most disgraceful institu tion of Its kind in Xew York state. according to a report by the state prison commission, made public to day. The report says. "There is ac commodation for not more than eight ir mates, but the building is made o accommodate as many as .vi pris oners. One can imagine the terrible place it must be when it is thus over crowded. In the early pnrt of this "far --j-t Greeks. arrested by the federal govorr. rr.ent. were tjr.t theie fi.r -erms cf from two to three tr.cnthp. This t-iuad augmemeJ the usual pepuhuion cf c-our.ty prisoners. If onr were to read c f such doings in a prss.::i iu S.biiria l;o would hold up his hands with horror. To allow t;:h a of affairs u exist ! t il.c city of Xew York is unpardonable. Tho Weather Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for Rock Island, Davenport, Moline, nd Vicinity. Generally fair and warmer tonight and Tuesday. ! Temperature at 7 a. m. 44, highest 'yesterday 69. lowest last night 43. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 1 mile i per hour. ! Precipitation none. j Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 74, at a. m. vz. Stage of water 4.9, a rise of .1 in laj"t 48 hours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow.) ! Bun sets 5:28. rises 6. -02; moon ri-es . 6:1" p. m.; moon at ascending node, crossing sun's patn upward. Arpejes subsequently indicted on same j cha rge. s .April 20 Prisoners arrived in Los ; Angles. ' M'MMUI. ACf I ER. May MtManigal taken before grand . j.jty. where lie made sworn statement ; accusing -lames B. McXamara of hav- ' ing blown tip the Tim' s, and declared himself responsible for Llewellyn Iron : works explosion. i May Grand jury returned indict-' tnents accusing McNamaras, Schmidt j I'aplan. John Doe and Richard Roe of ,1! murders in connection with Times! xclosion. and holding McManigal re-' t-ponsible joinly with John J. McXam i ara for attempt to wreck Llewellyn lrcn works McNamaras arraigned. Hail a.-kerl. This denied May '. I Mav 2.1 C'iiarence S. Harrow arrived ' from Chicago to become chief counsel : !nr McNamaras. Time for entering : pleas deferred to July 0. i July 0 Instead of entering pleas, de- i fen.-.e jurisdiction of Judtre liordwell. ! denying bis riyht to fry case, and mov- ) ed to (jtiash indictments. July 12 Hordwell overruled both motions. Defense filed exceptions. McNamaras pleaded not guilty. Trial set fur Oct. 11. 1911. I OF M' MAH . ' i Sitting in a corridor just outside his cell in tLe county jail, John J. Mc-Xam-. ara. secretary-treasurer of the Interna-' lional Association of Bridge and Struc- i tural Ironworkers, briefly sketched' lie termed the uneventful Jives of him-' sell' and his brother, James U. McNum-! ara. "1 was born In Cincinnati Dec. 2'. 170," lie i-aid, "and I am the oldest of -d children although there were 1" children originally. 1 attended th. common schools in Cincinnati until 1 was 12 ears old and then took a three- year course in a business college. j "Nothing of any importa-aee- hap-, ..... when 1 turned mv hand to anv- thing and everything to keep the put boiling, as they say. ' ' I did my first bridgework at Cin cinnati in 19. joining the union the' next year. Let w een D9 and 194. 1 visited various sections of the middle' . west, following my. trade and working ' on steel bridges, viaducts and similar . structures. ' j II 1.1. MWV OFFIt t. i j "I have held all of the offices in lo- j c al unions, particularly iu those of ! Cleveland, and have attended all the 4.lation hince lyy2- , was elected 8 ' und yice president at the conventioal al Kansas City In 1903 and was chosen j . . - n :-ecrei.ar.j -treasurer a.i xoronio in jiuh.i I have held that office ever since. ! ..The ,as,t bliiiding j worked on was the Rockefeller structure in Cleveland, i i i.ft that job to go to Toronto, and it was iie;d 0pen for me if t wanted to , there, another change was made to In. ; dianapolis. for tiie reason that so many J labor organizations had their interna tional beadquarf ers there. "I never planned my life far ahead. The work of an Ironworker probably precludes such planning, for s uh a man does not know when he leaves home in the morning that he will re turn at night. It probably tends to wards fatalism. j TAKES I I STl It OK LAW. I "I wanted to learn of the organisa 'tion iu which I held office, particular ly the legal end of it, and so I attend ed the Indianapolis college of law and was admitted to practice in 19"3. j "There is little else about my life ( except my arrest. I am an inveterate ; reader, and always have been, of books ! treating with economics and industrial; matters."' Jamtfs B. McXamara. who sat quiet ly by while his brother talked, also was born in Cincinnati. His birthday wa - - ,Tune 2. 1S2. He attended the common schools ana men learned me i rrinter's trade, which he has followed ; almost continuously ever since, work-i ins in job offices in Chicago. Oveland, Cincinnati and other cities. ' 1 nliiie me. saia Joan J. McXam ara. "my brother has never been es pecially active in trades union a5aira.' Fire Prevention Day. Indianapolis. Ind., Oct. 9. To ask for matches that "strike only on the, box.' not to drop matches near gaf ol'.ne or coal oil and to watch bod- fires carefully, are among the pledges off. The arbitration board will de school children were asked to takejeide whether the car men recently today during the observance of Cre discharged shall be reinstated or i prevention day throughout Indiana, 'not. BLAGKHAND AFTERjA GIRL Alderman Snow, Chicago, Ordered to Fork Over $2,000. DAUGHTER IN SCHOOL ! Note SayS She Will Be Kidnap - ed Unless Cash Is Forthcoming. as her assailant. Varbarough was i released and immediately left the Chicago. Oct. 9. A threat that his city. 14-year-old daughter Theresa would be! Varbarough was brought here kidnaped unless. $2.('m0 was forthconi- j from Murphysboro after his arrest to ing'was received today by Alderman ' give Miss Stewman an opportunity to Bernard Snow in a letter from Du-jtry to identify him.. When word buque. Iowa, signed "Black Hand " j reached the authorities here that a V r. NEWS ITEM Senator Stechenson. of Wisconsin, admits he oent over at once. C.l ltl AlllllMI S HOOI.. The communication was turned over I to Chief of Police McWeeney, who , took personal charge of the case. In-' mictions were sent to Dubuque at once to plac e a special guard around the school. The letter was received by Mrs. Snow. Alderman Snow having been in Europe for the last month. Or ders w ere given for a pac kage of mon ey to be thrown from an elevated train. THREATENED STRIKE ONCE MORE AVERTED Jndgv Mr Henry. Chosen Third Artj. tcr in De Moines Car Trouble, Kefnjie to Act. Des Moines. Iow-a, Oct. 9. The threatened strike of Des Moines, street men was averted when the' third arbitrator was chosen to de cide the controversy which has been pending for several months. Judge. W. H. McHenry of the circuit court! was selected by the representatives of the Des Moines City railway and; t union. Judee McHenrv rriiHi to serve as arbitrator. Union lead- rains the past week in southwestern 1 . . , . ,. . , ! Colorado caused rivers and creeks to ers said they believed the company! " . . . 1 t overflow. The damage to town and j acted in cood faith in choosing the;farm property will reach into hun j Jurist, even though he declined the!dreds of thousands of dollars, ac- position, and would defer the walk-1 out until other candidates conld be presented. At meetings of the carl men the threatened strike was called! GIRL PREVENTS A NEGRO LYNCHING Man She Is Unable to Identify as Assailant Released at Carbondale. 700 SWARM AROUND JAIL .Suspect Is Freed and Immediately Leaves City Southern Indian iaved by Troops. Carbondale, 111-, Oct. was 9. William arrested in ! Varbarough, who ! T.rZlZTlnM: an Mil dred Stewman, was taken from his j cell in the jail here and escaped ; lynching at the hands of a mob only when the girl failed to identify him THE SOWER mob was forming tbey tried to rie-1 vise a method of returning the ne-! but the crowd, estimated at 700 per - sons, swarmed around the jail be - fore the officers were able to put their plans into execution. ATTACKER ROCTED BV OOU. Miss Stewman is 17 years old and -vv. . r- , .vs....-',-- Jf ". w ' . rv - i ir. ' la student at the State Xormal school that giving money to candidates for or-1 here. It was while bhe was on her!fjce Dy another candidate was a viola- j wav to school that 6he was seized byitinn of the stat law Saokott rioMarP,i 1 !h negro. A dog which followed her attacked the negro so viciously that; ; he ran away. i Searching parties are still active trying to locate a negro who would ; answer the description of the girl's assailant. mm ITU prevents LYNCHING. , Asheville. X. C, Oct. 0. Saved from a mob, dispersed only when the Waynesboro militia had been called out, Ross French, an Indian, was : lodged in jail here. He Is charged with killing Ethel Schuler, 14 years old. FLOODS CAUSE BIG LOSSES IN COLORADO Damage to Farm and Town Property Will Reach Hundreds of Thous ands of Dollars. Denver. Col.. Oct. 9. Heavy! cording to reports received. It is ru- mored many lives have been lost. Football Injury Fatal. Xewburg, X. Y., Oct. 9. Francis P. Topping, 19, is dead as the resalt! of football game injuries sustained ' here a week ago. ISAAC'S GASH TO NOMINEES Stephenson's Manager Tells Where Some of Fund Went. INFLUENCES SUPPORT Those Aided From Barrel Do Duty at Joint Session and Ballot for Senator. Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 9. In the Ste phenson Investigation today Rodney Sackett. one of the campaign manag ers, testified that several candidates for the Wisconsin legislature which was to elect a United States senator, (i $10 000 to win his seat. received money from $1 "7.000 campaign fund. Stephenson' ! Sackett said : Thomas Reynolds received several ! hundred dollars. !vi IT. Bancroft re- :ceivpd $25lJ &nd five others simnar' ! amounts. Reynolds and two others ! were elected and in a joint wession; they voted for Stephenson. j J STATE L. A W VIOI.ATE1I. Senator Sutherland took the nosition i that in no instances were thev to use ! the money for themselves. Xo promise 'was exacted from them that they! would vote for Stephenson, the wit-! neS9 said. i xf R.:f0ni or .name. I'nder sharp cross-examination1 Sackett admitted that from $10,000 to $15,000 out of the Stephenson fund; was given persons of whose names no record was kept. It was all given out jn small amounts to campaign work-! ers, he said. WISCONSIN TOWN IS SVARMED BY SKUNKS i Chicken Ornps, Refrigerators and Cellars of Homes Invaded hy Pestiferous Creatures. Florence. Wis., Oct. 9. This town ; is a victim of a skunk plague. Pes-j tiferous creatures sw armed the town ' by hundreds. Residents are looking' In vain for seme "Pied Piper Ham-j lin" to lead the polecats to the river. I Many have been killed. Chicken! coops, refrigerators and cellars of; houses have been invaded. XIna George V. Is Launched. Ports mouth. Eng., Oct. 9. Great BrI tains largest and best armored battle-! ship, King George V., was launched - successfully here today. ' a- ROYALISTS LOSE 50 IN A BATTLE Supporters of Manuel En trenched in Rough Country to Await Aid. PRIESTS LEADING BANDS C-King. Still in Kngland, Denies That He Is at Head of Upris ing in Spain. Lisbon, Oct. 9. Th royalists. after their defeat at Vinhaes. where j they lost 50 men, have entrenched themselves in the rough country toi await reinforcements. It is report- four Maxim guns. Priests are taking an active part in the organization of guerrilla bands and leading them in combat with uplifted crucifixes. The monarchists' flags are flying over churches at Castello, Branco and San to Thyrso. SEEK ESCAPE FROM POVERTY. In the meantime the people of northern Portugal are plunged into a miserable condition of poverty. The crop haa been poor and the peasants are ready to fight for anybody who will feed them. The Portuguese government, after repeated denials that there was any serious trouble, has at length official ly recognized the revolt. Premier Chagas has issued a statement that a force of 5,.ri00 royalists has crossed the northern frontier. He adds the rather naive declaration that theyj were permitted to penetrate the country so that tne worm ruignt oe sure or their hostile intentions be fore the republican troops annihilat ed them. E.V-KIXG ATOrDS STRl'COLE. London, Oct. 9. The reports that ex-King Manuel has left England to head the uprising in his favor in Por tugal are absolutely groundless. Manuel is still at Richmond and has i made a rormai aeniat oi auy iuieu- j tion of leaving the country. As a matter of tact, ne snows miie inter est in the news from his native coun try and does not appear enthusias tic over the prospect of once more climbing into his blood-stained throne. I'HETENIJER SEES OPPORTFS IT V. It is far otherwise with Duke Vi zeu, the son of Don Miguel, the Por tuguese pretender. The duke, who is the husband of the former Miss Anita Stewart of New York, heiress to the millions of "Silent" Smith, has rushed to Munich to attend a fam ily council with the avowed inten tion of pushing his claims to the crown. Unfortunately for the duke, he is penniless, and Mrs. James Hen ry Smith, his mother-in-law, refuses t part with any of her millions for the purchase of the rickety throne of Portugal. The Miguelists insist that the pres ent uprising is really in favor of their candidate but there seems little foundation for this assertion. Don Miguel and son, Joseph, are said to be with the monarchist forces, as also is Manuel's uncle, Don Alfonso, who left Paris yesterday. TURKEY IS WILLING TO GIVE UP TRIPOLI ircular Xote to Germany Foreign Office I rK"' That Peace Nego tiations He Opened. Berlin. Oct. 0. A circular note from Turkey asking the powers whether they consider the time has arrived to seek a basis for negotia tions looking for peace between Turkey and Italy and under what conditions, was presented to the Ger- inan foreign office today. The note contemplates the cession of Tripoli to Italy under certain conditions. It i probable the communication from Constantinople will be discussed be- tween the other powers before Italy is approached. Rome, Oct. 9. Friends of Rechid Pasha explain that this refusal to ac cept the portfolio of foreign affairs in the new Turkish cabinet was due to a disagreement with his colleagues over a program which he submitted as a basis for a settlement with Italy. He was convinced that the only possible way in which Turkey could save anything was to cede Tripoli to the country now. It is understood here that. the powers will make representations at Con stantinople notifying Turkey that Italy, with a view to avoiding very grave complications. the conse ouenceg of which would be detri mental chiefly to Turkey, has agreed to limit the war to Tripoli and more over, that this principal will be aban doned if the Ottoman government U unable to restrain excesses against Daly on Turkibh territory, thus forcing Italy to carry the war into other provinces of the Turkish em- pire for the direct Protection of Its: subjects ind their Interests, which Germany could not safeguard out using force. wit to- Lee to Speak Tonight. j Hon. George E. Lee of Springfield, j state secretary of the Initiative and ; Referendum lea?ue, will speak on 1 Market square tonight on "Dangers Ahead." ganlze a local league. RIVER RISING INCH HOURLY; imORELOSSES Flood From the Hatfield Dam is Nearing La Crosse. MERCHANTS BANKRUPT ! Many Of ThOSe at Black River Falls File Court Petitions May Abandon City. La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 9. The flood from Hatfield dam is now sweeping the country just north of La Crops and increasing the height of the Mississippi river at a rate of an Inch an hour. The river has risen four feet since Saturday and today was higher than previously in three years. Considerable damage is re ported to farm property In the low lands aud there are heavy losses of stock. little left of town. That Black River Falls may not be rebuilt at all is the opinion of manj. With the manufacturing plants destroyed, there is little left to maintain the little town. It is conceded today that one of the distressing results of the flood would be the filing of petitions in bankruptcy by many merchants. FTE OF POWER COMPANY. Losses of from twenty thousand to fifty thousand are numerous. Along this line the fate of the La Crosse Waterpower company having $5,000,000 in property at Hatfield, 1s problematical. The company Is now in the hands of a receiver. LOOTHHi STOPPED. The arrival of two companies of militiamen in Black River Falls to day stopped looting which has been going on the past three nights. Sup plies of food which arrived Saturday were practically exhausted today and more are needed. SISTERS RESCUE 250 GIRLS FROM A FIRE Carry Children From Bed - Abla.e by Spa.rks of InrouNe at Wheeling, V. I a. Set Wheeling. W. Va.. Oct. 9 Dragging them from their beds and leading them into the streets, nuns saved Ihe lives of 250 girls when the Home of the flood Shepherd at Edgingtou Lake was de stroyed by fire yesterday. The flames are believed to have originated from a spark of Incense used at benediction In the chapel. Tho loss is $50,000. The home is a haven for girls ranging from five years and upward. The structure was of wood and the flames spread with great rapidity, so that the chil dren when aroused from their sleep had hardly time to escape. The nun rushed through the- dormitories arous ing the girls and in many Instances carrying the younger ones to safety. AWO " lne "'ins are seriously ui ironi nervous excitement. KILLS WIFE AND FRIEND John Tomasrhefdil, Chicago, Murders as IteHult of a Oiiitrrel. Chicago, Oct. 9. John Tomaschen. kl followed his wife to the home of a friend. Peter firalak, today and shot and Instantly killed her and Gralak and mortally wounded his own -yeir-oi.i iaugu.er. ,.-.,..- ing was the result or a quarter io- mascheski was arrested. TAFT HAS ROUGH FOUNTAIN DRIVE Tacorna, Wash . Oct. 9. Despite a narr''w escape from spending a nigh' in the mountain faMnesM-s of Mt. Ha nier because of heavy roads, I'r ai'leu' Taft declared today he thoroughly en joyed the trip tc the foot of the gla ciers. The presidential paity, convey ed hy several automobiles, started yes terday afternoon on a 72-mie trip to the base of the glaciers. The flrt ') miles was made over iniooth road". Once inside Mt. Ranier, in the Na tional park, however, the paftjr found the roads wet and heavy. Several aufomobil'-H b'-came mired land could go no further. Thy finally I were pllll' il om w loi- ni lai'Kein. - ' president's car, Iu advance, mauagud to f pass through the worst parts of the iroad. On the return 'rip the presl- ..1.. . - . i . m. ..... . Tl.. dent's car sank deep n muddy roadn and skidded badly at times, despite a safety chain over the car tirea. The president declared he had been '.m- at 8 o'clock; pressed with the necessity or addi He will or- tional government appropriations for ' 'oad building iu La'ional parks.