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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 126.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
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Judge Anderson, at Ind
ianapolis, Denies a Mo
tion to Quash.
ONLY EIGHT ABSENT
All of Other Defendants In Al
leged Dynamite Conspiracy
Are Present at Hearing.
Indianapolis, March 02. Demurrers
to Indictments against 46 defendants
In the government's prosecution of the
alleged dynamiting conspiracy were
filed before Judge Anderson by counsel
for the indicted men when they were
arraigned today. Eight of the 54 de
fendants were not present.
f OI RT ROOM CROWDED,
Never before In the history of fed
eral courts have so many men been In
dicted on a single proceeding. Be
cause of the wide Interest the room
'was crowded with officials of labor un
ions and employers' organizations.
Elijah Zollne, one of the attorneys
for the defense, argued In support of a
motion to quah the indictments on the
ground that many of them were charg
ed with the name offense, conspiracy to
transport explosives from state to
(OI KT ITKHH1IT.
The court Interrupted Zollne with
the statement that a motion to quash
on the ground of confusing multi
jllcity was absurd. "These defend
ants will never go to trial without
thoroughly understanding what they
ore charged with," said he, "The
n otion is overruled."
Forecast Till 7 . M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Generally fair tonight and Wed
nesday, colder tonight with, the low
est temperature about 10 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 23. High
est yesterday 30, lowest last night
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 13
miles per hour.
Precipitation .24 inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 89,
at 7 a. m. 87.
J. M. SHERIER,
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Bun sets 6:03. rises 6:15; moon rises 4
a. m.; 11:42 p. m., moon at apogee, far
thest from earth.
FATALITIES IN A
ST. PAUL WRECK
Milwaukee, March 12. Part of pas
senger train No. 22 on the St. Paul
road, which left Milwaukee for Chi
cago at 11 this morning, is reported
derailed 10 miles south of Milwaukee.
Fifteen were Injured, some fatally, but
none was killed outright.
A railroad official stated none was
Congress Responds to a
Move to Curb Patent
WOULD MEET DECISION
Purpose to Remedy Evil in Law
on Which Court Based a
Washington, March 12. Several
bills to curb the monopolizing power
of patentees over unpatented articles
used in operating patented machines
began to show life today in congress
They were drafted in response to an
Chicago, March 12. A world's
record for tournament competition
was established at the American
bowling tournament this afternoon
when Lewis Veilstitch of Kansas City
dropped 280 pins for a single game
while competing m tne doubles. He
eclipsed the former record by one
Among today's leading scores for
two-man teams were:
Bruck and Fisher, Chicago, 1191
Makepeace and Weisnger, Kansas
Hutter and Anderson, Chicago, 1,
130. Nichols and Veilstitch, Kansas
The 12th on the list were Lang
and Lorenz, Dubuque, 1,077.
LABOR LEADERS SCORED
IN THE BUCK STOVE CASE
Washington, March 12. Gompers,
Mitchell, and Morrison, three federa
tion of labor officials being tried in
the District of Columbia court, today
were severely scored by Attorney J. J.
Darlington, who characterized their al-
FISH CROP IN
A BIG GROWTH
Increase Shown in Report
From Wisconsin Remarkable.
GET 2,002,410 POUNDS
Lake Michigan Delivers 9,466,-
092, Surpassing 1910 Rec
ord by 2,500,000
JURY IS SECURED
IN SUGAR TRIAL
New York, March 12. Nearly one
hundred witnesses were on hand
when the sugar case was re
sumed today. With the jury com
pleted the government prepared to
Legin introduction of evidence.
"This is one of the most extraor
dinary cases ever brought into
court," said United States District
Attorney Wise in his opening address.
"These defendants are not charged
with violation of a man-made law,
but with violations of a law handed
down by Hod to Moses in the 10th
commandment." He read the 10th
commandment and declared it was
the foundation of the Sherman law,
with violation of which the defend
ants are charged. For 20 years, he
said, they had violated the law and
had acquired, during that time, con
trol of 75 per cent of the sugar In
dustry of the cquntry.
Madison, Wis., March 12. Statis
tics of tho state game warden's de
partment show a remarkable increase
for 1911 in the commercial fishing
industry of Wisconsin. From Wis
consin waters of Lake Superior com-
THE MAN WHO GOT EXCITED
n.r.i. Bryan In urging laws for the protec
Attorneys novery ana wan biuor- tion of women and children and for
cu.ioi luupmeui., ufnyius iua oe- the regulation of hours of employ
fendants had unlawfully conveyed ment. -UuuMhat which records -Jndiff-
Xpl06lves on passenger trains. erenC to th wplfar. nf rhllrlr.n
W. J. BRYAN GOES ON
RECORD FOR RECALL
Columbus, O., March 12. William X
Bryan today gave the Ohio constitu
tional convention his views on the
making of the constitution. He spoke
In favor of the initiative and the refer
endum and the recall, saying the re
call is an evolution rather than a
revolution. Mr. Bryan said:
"The only difference between the re
call, as now proposed, and impeach
ment as it has been employed, is that
in impeachments the trial is before a
body of officials, while the recall
places the decision in the hands of
the people." .
Mr. Bryan discussed corporations,
taxation, elections, and labor, among
other subjects. "There is no darker
page in our industrial life," said Mr. j
'Do counsel for the defense con-i
the coining of dividends out of child-
tend " commented Judge Anderson, ! Dood the darUenlns of tne progpect8
passenger train without inisrepre
unting what I have, that I'm not
violating the federal law?
"1 cannot read the statute in any
other sense than that I would be com
mitting a crime."
Arguments on the demurrers were
lot completed when a recess was
ROOSEVELT IS NOT
ACCEPTED AS JUROR
Mlneola, L. I., March 12. Colonel
Roosevelt, who was drawn as a juror
today in the damage suit of Michael
Car mod y against the New York Cen
tral railroad, was quickly eliminated
by John J. Graham, counsel for the
plaintiff, who challenged the colonel
peremptorily. Why be exercised this
light the lawyer did net explain. Car
mod y had both legs cut off and at a
previous trial obtained a verdict for
$30,000 agalnxt the railroad. The ap
pellate division reversed the Judg
ment and ordered a new trial.
Roosevelt plainly was disconcerted
when he stepped down from the box.
"I'm ready to do my duty," he
aid, "but I don't see why I should
come here day after day if nobody
wants me as a juror. I certainly
would have given Carmody a square
The lawyer said he challenged
Roosevelt because he was a busy man
and could confer a greater boon on
humanity in other ways than that
of serving as a juror.
eneratlon and the impov
erishment cf posterity."
DEFENDANT IN CASE
FOUND TO BE DEAD
A halt was called iu the case of
Stein, JIirch & Co., against Charles B.
Uundberg, set for hearing in the cir
cuit court yesterday afternoon, when it
was brought to the court that the de
fendant committed suicide within the
last year. The plaintiff thereupon
agked leave to make the estate defend
ant and the case was set over pending
Three cases were on the docket for
hearing today. Two of them, city of
Moline against Arthur De Loof, and
Maggie Taylor against Robert Taylor,
were disposed of without trial, the for
mer feeing dismissed and the latter be
ing continued. That left the suit of
Henry Dlsmer against the Rock Island
Cotton and Mattress company In which
wages of the plaintiff amounting to
$200 are involved. The hearing of this
case was started.
ARMY INVENTOR TO "
CO TO LONDON POST.
Major George C Bquler of tbe
Vnltad State army signal corps baa
. fceen appointed unitary attaclie at
the United la tea embaaay la
1 -onion. He succeeds Major Stephen
Slocum. Major Squlcr Is the Inventor
of the multiplex telephone. He rave
the patent to the Ualted States go-
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FANNING FLAMES OF
NEW CUBAN REVOLT
Camaguey. Cuba. March 12, Gener
al Castro, during an assembly of veter
ans which lasted throughout the night,
declared should the United States at
tempt another intervention the veter
ans of Cuba would iflght as they had
fought against Spain. He was enthus
iastically applauded. A resolution was
adopted demanding an investigation
into the sources of "wealth of all mem
bers of the administration, including
the president of the republic.
Police Charge Idle Miners
During Their First '
MANY MEN ARE INJURED
Premier Asquith Presides a t
Meeting in London Prom
ise of Ultimate Peace. -
MRS. VERMILYA INDICTED
ON A CHARGE OF MURDER
Chicago, March 12. Mrs. Louise
Vermllya sat in a wheel chair in
Judge Honore's court yesterday and
heard herself pictured as an arch
poisoner. Fhe alternately smiled,
then sneered at the arraignment by
Assistant State's Attorney John Burn-
ham. It was her preliminary hear
ing on tbe charge er having mur
dered William T. Smith, as a result
ot which she was remanded back to
jail to be held without ball until
tried. While she was in court an in
dictment was returned bjr tbe grand
jury charging her with the murder
ot Smith, former lodger at her
Twenty-ninth street flat. The
charges involving the name of Arthur
T. Bissonette. a policeman, who also
died while living at her flat, were
dropped because of the greater
amount of evidence In connection
with Smith's death. It was not until
she returned to Jail that the capias
Issued because of this second indict
ment was served on Mrs. Vermllya.
She did not look np from a news
paper she was reading until tbe docu-
nent had been served. Then she
made known her views. "Of course
they had to drop the charge of mur
dering Bissonette. because they
knew they couldn't prove a thing.
said she. "They'll do the same with
this case." The hearing was brought
to a sudden conclusion by the illness
of Judge Honore.
PACKER MOTION TO TAKE
CASE FROM JURY DENIED
Chicago, March 12. Judge Carpen
ter tcday denied a motion of the de
fense to take the packers' case from
the jury and discharge the defendants.
appeal by Chief Justice White for
congress to change the law which the
majority of the court yesterday found
gave patentees practically unrestrict
ed privileges regarding the manner
in which their patents may be used.
BLOW AT SEW PLAN.
Any amendment agreed on will
contain in some form a blow at a
comparatively recent plan of putting
a license restriction on the use of
patented articles sold by tbe paten
tees. It will be designed to correct
an evil which Chief Ju3tlce White
LITTLETOX HAS DRAFT.
Representative Littleton of New-
York, a democrat, announced today
he would introduce a bill to meet the
legalized monopoly" decision hand
ed down yesterday.
MAY HAVE A REHEARING.
Washington, March 12. Attorney
General Wlckersham indicated today
a strong likelihood of a rehearing
being asked in the "patent monop
oly" case on the ground that the.full
bench had not pas?d on the case
The government, not being a party
to the suit, can act only through de
feated parties, and Wickersham has
written the parties at issue if a re
hearing Is desired.
The house today adopted a resolution
caning upon the department of Justice
to make known whether the depart
ment is Investigating any "smelter
trust," and whether the American
Smelting ft Refining company is con
nected with it, and whether prosecu
tions have been begun or are in contemplation.
Frankfort, Ky. The lower house
passed a bill appropriating $25,000 for
Kentucky's participation in the Perry
victory centennial at Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
leged violation of the Bucks St' ve &
Range Co., injunction as "flagrant, de
fiant and conscious." Darlington de
clared the case should have been en
titled "law against anarchists."
Madison, Wis., March 12. The su
preme court denied a motion of Har
ry Bolens of Port Washington for a
rehearing of the constitutionality of
the state income tax law.
ON SENATOR TO QUIT
I s.' ce A CvT Ay
Senator Leroy Percy, of Mississip
pi, elected two years ao to fill tne
unexpired term of Senator McLaurln,
has been called upon by the general
ai3embly of hi a home state to re
sign. It is declared the senator made
a public promise that he would give
up the office in the event of his de
feet at the party primary last Au
gust, end that public sentiment now
demands that he comply.
merclal fishermen report
catch of 2,002.410 pounds
valued at $53,744, an increase.of
20a,3l5 pounds and 115,273 over
1910. There was an Increase of both
whltefish and lake trout. Green Bay
waters yielded 4,911,626 pounds, val
ued at $80,649. Also there were
2,436,340 crawfish caught, valued at
20 to 30 cents per 100.
LAKE MICHIGAN'S IXCREAHE.
Lake Michigan reports nhow a
catch of 9,4 66,092 pounds of fish,
sold at $609,091, an increase of 2,-
00,000 pounds over 1910. The to
tal catch for 1911 from the waters
cf Superior, Green Bay and Lake
Michigan was 15,380,000 pounds and
put $7 43,84 5 in the pockets of the
fishermen. These figures do not in
clude the catch of inland lake and
PLANS WRECKED BY LACK
OF WORK, TWO SUICIDE
Chicago, March 12. Here is a double
tragedy of the unemployed. It is the
story of a three-year struggle by a car
penter to keep and save enough to fur
nish a flat for his intended wife. The
struggle ended yesterday morning,
not In a realization ot the plans of
the two young people, but- in their
death. Three months of job-hunting
had driven the man to despair. He
told his intended bride that he had giv
en up hopes of success. So they died
in each other's arms. Adolph Gerlink,
21 years old. Is the man whose matri
monial plans drove him to suicide.
Frances Soucek, 18 years old, is the
woman who voluntarily aied with him.
The two had decided on one last
night ot pleasure before death. So
Miss Soucek bedecked herself In her
CBeTrreTry,'!ei!8.U'4?lrnK 'donHed' the"
only suit thai he could call "best" To
gether they went to a dance in a public
hall on West Madison street Nobody
who saw them at the dance or as they
srent their last dollar for supper after
ard woiilc hava tbuupht thy hal
agreed to die together. On leaving the
hall Miss Soucek told a friend she was
sorry the night was over. Then they
went to the home of Gerllnk's sister
at 273S South Forty-third avenue. Just
what words of farewell were said no
body knows. It is apparent, however,
that Gerlink had decided upon the
manner of their death before going to
the house. He had taken a monkey
wrench to the room, with which he re
moved the gas flxtureB from their
fastenings, leaving the pipes open.
Then the two lay down In their par
ty costumes to await death in a last
embrace. That was how they were
found yesterday morning. It was not
until later that the struggle of the
couple for existence was disclosed. Rel
atives of Gerllnk told how he had re
peatedly saved the coveted $100 with
which "he bad expected to start house
keeping and how, repeatedly, it had
been eaten up by his efforts to pay
board at the home of his sister when
out of work. Miss Soucek worked as
a maid at the home of a family on
West Eighteenth street, but her sav
ings had contributed little to the com
mon firnd. '
. ' i
ASPECTS OF COAL STRIKE.
ENGLAND 2,000,000 Idle and half
of all Britain's tollers facing possibili
ty of Idleness. Distress everywhere.
Miners agree to enter Joint meeting,
but bar vital point from discussion.
GERMANY 175,000 on strike, main
ly socialists. Westphallan district fill
ed with police. Nonunion men attacked.
FRANCE Miners strike to show
government their dissatisfaction with
old-age pension system.
UNITED STATES Anthracite oper
ators ready to give miners reply re
jecting terms. Strike of 140,000 men
Berlin, March 12. Several collis
ions between strikers, police and non
strikers occurred today in the coal
regions, the most serious near Ham-
born, where a mob of 2.000 strikers
threw stones and bottles and fired re
volvers at 40 policemen. Injuring five.
The police charged with drawn sabres,
injuring many strikers.
At many other places workers were
stoned and the police used sabres. The
mine owners telegraphed the minister
ot the Interior to eend troops. It ia
probable interested parties are paint
ing the situation darker than justified '
in order to secure large forces oX po-'
Uo n the d4aiirhMil sMietriilisi -The-
strike is making considerable progress
in all districts. . 'i
WHITE r JTEW TORK. ' '
New Tork, March 12. John P.
White, international president of the
United Mine Workers, came to New
York today to take charge of nego
tiations with the operators' commit
tee concerning demands of the an
thracite miners for Increased paj.j
The miners' demands will be refused.!
A joint meeting will be held tomor
row. White said John Mitchell, for
mer head of tbe miners, would take
no part in the proceedings. It la be-!
lieved, however, if negotiations fail
Mitchell will be asked to take charge
of the situation for the miners.
DISPUTANTS BOLD COXCTEREXCB. - 1
London, March 12. Disputants in
the British coal war met today in the
foreign office under the presidency of,
Premier Asquith. There are still many j
difflcutles in the way of immediate
settlement of the dispute, but the meet
ing served to brighten the atmosphere
to bring about a feeling of hope.
IN THE TAFT CAMPAIGN
Washington, March 12. After a con
ference today, participated in by Pres
ident Taft, Senator Crane, Director
McKJnley and Secretary to the Presi
dent Hilles, it became known that here
after the literary end of the Taft bu
reau will not indulge in pemonalities
or attacks on Roosevelt. President
Isft insisted, it was said that this
method of attack be abandoned.
Given Right of Assessment Appeal
Washington, March 12. A deci
sion of sweeping importance in the
administration of traffic law, declar
ing that an Importer can appeal from
assessment of duty by a collector of
customs on the ground that the as
sessment was too low, was rendered
by the United States court of customs
MILLIONS OFFERED TO
FIGHT HOTEL TIPPING
New York, March 12. The fight
for the "tipless" hotel started by the
Commercial Travelers' National
league is gathering momentum. The
members, following the leadership of
President P. E. Dowe, have declared
the tipping system to be "un-Ameri
can ' and doomed to extinction, rmns
are being shaped to strike a blow at
those hotel proprietors who refuse to
cooperate with the association in the
abolition of tipping.
The present plan, proposed by W.
E. Adams of Philadelphia, vice presi
dent of the organization Involves the
raising of a fund sufficient to control
and operate at least 100 hotels in
cities where the landlords remain ob
durate. Bulletins are to be issued an
nouncing to all salesmen tbe hotels
which are tipless and members of the
association are to "boost" such ho
tels and blacklist others in the same
'The cure of the tipping evil is
within the possibilities of traveling
salesmen." said President Dowe.
"They can push for the hotels which
agree to eliminate tipping and
against all others. This would bring
bankruptcy to iany that persisted
in maintaining the obnoxious system.
"If each traveling salesman would
invest $10 and each house employing
salesmen $100, it would provide a
capital stock of $10,000,000, which
would be sufficient to control and op
erate 100 hotels in leading cities.
Eacu subscriber to tbe capital stock
would be entitled to a discount from
regular rates, which would mean
saving of several times the original
SUFFRA6ET LOBBY -STORMS
New York, March 12. "Votes for
women" was the battle cry of a dele
gation of 200 women who left here
this morning for Albany, where they
will try to persuade the legislators
to act favorably on an equal suffrage
Topeka, Kan., March 12. A houee
to house canvass of the men and wo
men of Kansas to ascertain their ex
act beliefs of women suffrage was
started today by the Kansas Equal
AN ENGLISH ACTOR
lira. Robert Mengea-Corwla-HiiV
wbo plyed a iromk-int part in the
first lira. John Jacob Aator suit for
divorce, and wbo ju been twice di
vorced, has vanish! from ber
haunts on Bioadway. New Tor,
and ts believed to be on ber war
to Europe w:th aa Eg I lab actor who
.baa bcea playing la that ctty.