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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 136.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1912. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
64 OF MAINE
DEAD AT REST
Nation's Business Sus
pends During Impress
ive Funeral Services.
POWERS TAKE PART
"Paul Revere" Bell Is Tolled
During Mournful Procession
Through the Streets.
Forecast TUI 7 . M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island Davenport, Molina,
Unsettled weather with probably
snow tonight and Sunday, not much
change In temperature. The lowest
temperature tonight will be about 25
Temperature at 7 a. m. 26. High
est yesterday 30, lowest last night,
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 5 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 67,
at 7 a. m. 82.
3. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun seta 8:15, rise 5:66: moon sets
midnight; planet Mecury YlslWe; 330
a. m., eastern dm. Jupiter's large
satellite No. 1 missing.
. Washington, March 28. With all
the pomp and solemnity a mighty na
tion can pay Its war heroes, the last of
the Maine's dead were laid away to
day In Arlington cemetery. Govern
ment business practically was sus
pended by executive order. President
Taft. moat of the members of the cab
inet, officers of the army, navy and
marine corps, officials of departments
and representatives of many foreign
powers participated In the exercises.
Over the government buildings flags
hung at half mast, while congress ad
journed for the day.
FIRB VOI.LCT OVKR GRAVES.
The ceremonies began with the re
moval of 4 dead from the cruiser
Birmingham, which brought them up
from Havana, and ended with the fir
ing of three volleys of musketry over
the new-made graves across the Po
tomac The escort for the march
through the streets of the capital from
the Birmingham to the state, war and
navy buildings was picked from the
Birmingham and other vessels now In
Washington. Those who faced the
crowd In the plaza behind the navy
buildings were only three President
Taft and Father Chad wick, chaplain cf
the Maine when the explosion of Feb.
15. 1898, sent the vessel to the bot
tom, and Chaplain Bayard, U. S. N.
SOLEMN Ml SIC PLAYED.
The 'marine band was cboeen to give
solemn music for the dead and the
army battery stationed near the Wash
ington monument was selected to fire
a 21 -gun salute as the ceremonies at
the navy building ended and the
march to Arlington -was begun. Con
spicuous among the officials for whom
reservations were made just behind
President Taft on the steps of the
big buikling were R-ar Admiral Slgs
bee, who commanded the Maine till
th' explosion; Hear Admiral Waiu
wrlght. Lieutenant Boyd and Medical
Director Henebertcer, officers under
him st the time; Admiral Dewey and
Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles.
"REVERE UF.LL TOLLED.
During the exercises the committee
had arranged for the tolling of the
"Paul Revere" boll at All SouU' Uni
tarian church, which had been tolled
at the funerals of presidents, admirals
generals and ether prominent men.
.To Rear Admiral Bradley A. Flsk had
been assigned command of the funeral
procession, and Just ahead of the
army caissons bearing the leaden
caskets were placed Chaplain Bayard
and Father Chacwick. The place at
the head of the mourners was given
to President Taft.
The president's personal escort was
a troop of cavalry and the line behind
his automobile Included the secretary
cf war. secretary of the navy, officers
of the Maine and the commandant of
the marine corps. Behind these offi
cials came distinguished persons,
t'nited Spanish War Veterans, Ladies'
Auxiliary of Veterans, societies and
SIMPLE BIRI1L SKHVirK.
Over the graves In Arlington the
almple exercises included burial serv
ices by Chaplain Bayard and Father
Chadwlca. With the firing of three
volleys of musketry by a company of
marines, the national salute of 21 guns
from an army battery In the cemetery
and the sounding of the plaintive call
of taps the dead were given to the
FIRST MARTYRS OF AVAR.
President Taft In his eulogy said
We meet to pay appropriate honor to
the memory of the first of our coun
try's sons who gave their lives In our
war w ith Spain. I do not mean by this
to charge the responsibility to the
tIanlh government for the explosion
of the Maine, but that the tragedy was
part of the causes which led to the
Spanish war, no one familiar with cir
cumstances can now doubt. That war
very American can feel proud of be
cause it was fought without 'a single
selfirh instinct, and was prompted by
the most altruistic motives."
DKBT A K ATIOI OWE.
"It is well we should stay the hum
of Industry and take time to uote by
appropriate ceremony and debate what
We owe those who gave their lives for
the nation. We raised the ship from
Havana harbor and gave Its remains
honorable burial in the blue waves of
the ocean. We now consign to sac
red soil cf Arlington the recovered
bones of those who gave the Maine Its
personality and made It a living wea
poa for the protection of the national
Iionor and vital interest.' J
Chicago, March 23. In the American
bowling congress tournament, Sutton
and Owen of Louisville, Ky were pro
claimed the two-men team champions
of 1912, with a score of 1,259, and first
prize of $425. The second, $375, went
to Welsh and Ma are r of Toungstown,
Ohio, with a score of 1,256. Blouln
and Rolfe of Chicago were third, prize
$325, and score 1,251. In the singles,
the championship went to Larry Sut
ton of Rochester, N. T., score 679, and
prize of $250. M. Hotchklss of Detroit
was second, with 674 and a prize of
HAS NO FLAG
Marlin Gajen, Lands
LAW HERE AGAINST HIM
Unfortunate Is Believed to Be a
Russian, But His National
ity Must Be Proven.
Washington, March 23. Martin Ga
jen, a seaman. Is a "man without a
country." Two dayB before reaching
California from Australia on the bark
entlne Amazon, Gajen lost his mind.
The Immigration law declares an In-
St. Louis, March .23. With the
Mississippi deluging the lowlands, be
low Cairo and the water above flood
stage at tnat city, comes the pre
diction that the river will be over the
levee and railroad tracks next Mon
day. The river is rising rapidly and
the weather bureau has predcted 28
feet by Monday. At that height the
tide will be ,far over the levees at
some pointa. Grave concern Is felt
In various cities In Illlnos. Large
trees floating down the river bear
witness of the ravages of the water
at points above here.
SOCIALIST EDITOR QUITS,
AND ORGAN SUSPENDS
Girard, Kan., March 23. The Appeal-
to Reason, the socialist paper
published here, tae biggest political
party paper In the world, is to sus
pend. "It Is too hard work to keep
it going," said Its editor, Fred D,
Warren. "This Is vajj last fight. The
present contest with the federal
court and the postoflice department
over the Leavenworth prison scandal
Is the Swan Song of the little old Ap
peal." For nine years Editor War-
Unemployment on Increase
and Many Families Fac
PEACE SEEMS IN DOUBT
ALLENS OFFER TO
GIVE SELVES UP?
Hillsville, Va., March 23. No fur
ther captures were reported today by
the posses endeavoring to round up
the Allen- fugitives. There is much
talk of the reported offer of Sidna
Allen and his nephews to surrender
on condition they be allowed to plead
guilty to murder in the second de
gree in a court outside of Carroll
county. Governoc Mann says If such
a proposition has been made he
knows nothing of It.
Richmond, Va,, March 23. Governor
Mann tc(-v said he heard nothing of
an allegeu confession by Floyd Allen
in jail at Roanoke. The governor in
timated other arrests were near.
COLONEL T. R.
IN RAD LIGHT
South Wales Mine Owners Op
posed to Acceptance of Any
of Demands of Men
DEATHS IN A DAY
London, March 23. England Is
spending one of the gloomiest week
ends in her history. In every town,
village and foamlet throughout the
country where skilled workmen usual
ly are engaged In the great industries
HOW SHY, INDEED
OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE
TIE IN ATHLETIC EVENTS
London. March 23. Oxford and Cam
bridge tied today In the annual ath
letic sports, with five events each. No
records were made. The meet was held
in a deluge of rain. Oxford had three
Rhoads scholars from the United
States. W. A. Zeigler of Iowa won at
weight-throwing by a throw of 40 feet,
10 inches. Hubble of Chicago was
third with 35 feet, 9 inches. Lange of
Oklahoma was third In the 100-yard
YOUNG LADY SUSTAINS
Miss Winifred Reck, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Reck, was so un
fortunate as to fracture her right
forearm yesterday afternoon while
participating In an athletic program
at the high school gymnasium. The
injury was very painful to the young
lady but immediate surgical atten
tion obviated any danger.
Dies Trying to Rescue Son.
Dixon, March 23. Mrs. William
D. Gephart was fatally burned in try
ing to extinguish flames In the clotti
ng of her son, William Gephart, Jr,
following an explosion of gasoline in
the kitchen of their home here.
Mother and son died a few hours
after their removal to the hospital
The parents were awakened by the
sound of the explosion and found
their son a blazing torch when they
reached the kitchen. Mr. Gephart
was severely burned In fighting the
Killed by Fall on Saw.
Sterling, March 23. Samuel Elch-
elbarger slipped on the loe while
feeding logs to a buzzsaw yesterday,'
fell on the saw and was so badly
mangled that he died.
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Philadelphia, Pa.. March 23. Gen
eral Henry H. Bingham, 71, member
of congress from the First Pennsyl
vania district, and "father of the
house," is dead. He had been a mem
ber of tbe house continuously since
March 4, 1879. ,
London, March 23. The marquis
of Hertford is dead. His heir is the
carl of Yarmouth, whose marriage
to Miss Thaw of Pittsburgh was an
nulled on her petition in 1908.
FE0PLE FLEEING SWAT0W
IN FEAR OF A MASSACRE
Swatow, China, March 23. Business
is suspended in this city and thous
ands of persons are fleeing owing to
the fears of massacre. Local sol
diers hare been defeated with heavy
San Francisco, March 23. A Shang
hai cablegram says a bomb was thrown
at the carriage of Wong Hsing, minis
ter of war of the new republic, killing
one of the minister's aides. Several
were injured. The assailant escaped.
THREE CHILDREN DEAD
IN BURNED DWELLING
Shawano, Wis., March 23. Three
little children of Paul Seimer, in the
town of Richmond, were burned to
death in a fire which swept the dry
timber and wiped out the Seimer
farmhouse last evening. The child
dren were alone while the mother
' went for mail a mile away.
nw Mississippi PtttfCfteflre?
Winona, Minn., March -23. Captain
John Withrow, 70 years old, has an
nounced his retirement as a pilot on
the Mississippi river after 50 years' of
MOTHER NATURE Fou'll have to excuse little Spring. She's such a backward child.
ENDS; LONG OUT
Buffalo, March 23. A Cleveland
dispatch says a three year strike of
the Lake Seamen's union, involving
15,000 men on the great lakes, has
come to an end as a result of a ref
erendum. In which a large majority
of the men voted to return to work.
Union seamen may now ship on ves
sels of the Lake Carriers' association.
which are open shop boats, without
losing their union cards.
OLD NAVAL OFFICER
SUED FOR DIVORCE.
sane alien must be deported. A similar
statute prevails In Australia, and the
captain points out that he cannot re
turn the man to Australia.
PROBLEM FOR KAGEL.
While Gajen is believed to be a Rus
sian, the authorities of that country
say bis nationality must be proven.
The question now is giving asylum to
a helpless man thus being buffeted
from country to country. Secretary
Nagel has taken the matter under con
ren has been in frequent conflict
with the United States authorities.
His trial is set for May In the federal
court on the charge of sending' unfit
printed matter through the mails.
"They will never put me Inside
prison walls," Warren said.
LUNCHEON FOR KNOX AT
U. S. CARACAS LEGATION
Caracas, March 23. Secretary
Knox, accompanied by President Go
mez, today visited the military acad
emy and placed wreaths upon the
statues of George Washington and Si
mon Bolivar. A lunch In honor of
Knox was given at the American lega
CHICAGO WIFE SLAYER
GIVEN FIFTEEN YEARS
Chicago, March 23. Frank R. Back
er today mras found guilty of the mur
der of his -wife and sentenced to 15
years In the penitentiary.
Sac City, Iowa, March 23. Roy Mer
tens, convicted of taking part in the
murder of James and Mathew White
at Sac City, May 30, 1911. today was
given a life sentence.
Emperor William at Vienna.
Vienna, March 23. Emperor Wil
liam arrived here and 'spent the day
with Emperor Francis Joseph.
unemployment is on the increase, fami
lies in many cases facing starvation.
SAW FEELS EFFECTS.
The navy is beginning to feel the ef
fects of the strike, Winston Churchill
stating the strike unquestionably
would retard progress of work on new
ships. Great differences of opinion
prevail as to the prospects of Mon
day's conference arriving at an agree
ment. In South Wales the mine own
ers are opposed to acceptance to even
the smallest demands of the unions.
BIRDMAN INJURED IN
REAR ADMIRAL COUDEN.
Rear Admiral Albert R. Couden.
retired, an orricer of tbe United
States navy, nas been made the de
fendant In a divorce suit at Wash
ington, lie was married la Hit
AVIATOR AND ASSISTANT
KILLED AT SEBASTAP0L
Sebastapol, Russia, March 23.
Two aviators. Sub-lieutenant Albok-
rinoff and aa ass'.jtant, were killed
today by a sudden gust of wind
overturning a biplane in which they
were making a flight at a military
1 Vr ."
Frank C Co ft y n. the aviator, who
baa Iteen startling New Tsrk with
his flights during; the past few weeks.
Is bmi death as tbe result of an an-
tomowie accident. ma tamu wai
fractured and he was Injured Inter
Leaps from Hospital Window.
Minneapolis, March 23. While delir
ious Miss May Morrill, aged 45, a pa
tient at the city hospital, freed herself
from a strait jacket and hurled herself
from a window on the second floor.
Sues 41 Firms; Asks $410,000.
Philadelphia, March 23. United
States District Attorney Thompson
filed suits for the collection of $410,000
In fines from corporations doing busi
ness in Philadelphia and vicinity for
failure to report their net incomes to
the internal revenue collector. Forty
one defendants are involved.
Deserts La FoIIette After
Latter Paves Progres
YEAR DEMOCRATIC ONE
Roosevelt Tells a Correspond
ent That He Could Not Af
ford to Take a Defeat
. Wilson Signs Anti-Clgaret Bill.
Trenton, N. J., March 23. Governor
Woodrow Wilson, before leaving for
the west signed a bill providing a pen
alty for selling or delivering cigarets
to persons under 18 years old.
Washington, March 23. That Roose
velt's messages to La Follette ware .,
such as to convince the latter he would
have Roosevelt's support for the re
publican nomination for president is
the substance of a letter by Walter 1
Houser to H. Gil son Gardner given
out at La Follette headquarters today
as an answer to recent correspondence
made public by PlnchoC
SEES CERTAIN DEFEAT.
"The message you say you brought
from Roosevelt said Roosevelt declar
ed he could not be a candidate; that
his place In history was made that he
could not afford to take a defeat, and
that whoever made the fight was cer
tain to be defeated; that this was a
democratic year and that La Follette
would not be injured by a defeat."
Sl'DDEX CHANGE OF FRONT.
Houser renewed his charge that the
attitude of the Roosevelt forces to
ward La Follette changed as soon as
there became evident a widespread
growth of the progressive movement
and a possibility of La Follette's nom
"TUen big business,' said Houser,
"represented by Hanna, Munsey, Per
kins and other of higher and lesser
note who always opposed La Folletts,
entered the contest and Introduced
Roosevelt as a ahaidSanaTQinar
actively supporting him."
WaFOLLETTE ORATORY PROGRAM
Aladison. March 23. A state-wide,
speaking tour of La Follette orators to
continue "until the eve of the presiden
tial primary was arranged today by.
Senator Blaine and others. Congress
man. Lenroot will open at EJkhora
March 25. I
ROOSEVELT IN MAINE.
Portland, Me., March 23. Roosevelt
was cordially greeted by members of
the Roosevelt club and many citizens
when he arrived here to address a
public meeting tonight. At Dover, N.
H., Roosevelt spoke of the progressive
movement to a large crowd gathered
in the square near the depot.
SIX INFIRMARY INMATES
ASPHYXIATED IN OHIO
Norwalk, Ohio, March 23.- Six ...
men Inmates of the Huron county
infirmary are dead as the result of
asphyxiation last night. Seven oth
ers were overcome, but are, recover
Wellington, N. Z. Thomas MacKcn-
zie, minister of agriculture and com
merce, was Friday elected prime min
ister of New Zealand by 72 votes to 9.
The present premier will defer his res
ignation until Mr. MacKenzie has defin
itely formed his cabinet.
L0RIMER COMMITTEE TO
VOTE ON CASE MARCH 27
Washington, March 23. The Sen
ator Lorimer election investigating
committee will meet March 27 to vote
on the case.
A thorough canvass of the senate on
the case of Stephenson of Wisconsin
has been completed by regular repub
lican leaders, who declared today he
would retain his seat by a safe majority.
61 YEARS FOR AN
ATTACK ON A GIRL
Salt Lake, March 23. George
Parry, 38, charged with attacking an
11-year-old girl, was sentenced to 61
years in the penitentiary. Parry was
pardoned in 1910, after serving nine
years of a 20-year sentence on a sim
Callahan Trial In St. Louis.
Chicago, March 23. Daniel Calla
han, so-called "king of diamond
thieves," will not be brought to Chica
go from St. Louis, the place of his ar
rest, to stand trial for the robbery of
the jewelry store of Edward Albertl.
1246 Milwaukee avenue. He will be
tried first In St. Louis for the robbery
of a safe in a postal sub-station of that
city. If he Is not convicted of this rob
bery he will be brought to Chicago to
face the Albert! charge.
Anti-Saloon Bill Passes.
Annapolis, March 23. The antl-sa-loon
league's bill extending local option
in Maryland to counties not already
"dry" passed the house today. It now
goes to the senate.
State Right Upheld.
Washington, March 23. The right of
Indiana to prohibit the sale of preserv
ed foodstuffs containing benzoate of
soda was upheld today in a report to
the federal court by the master la
SPEAKER BOCA NOT TO
BE ATTACKED IN HOUSE
Santa Fe, N. M., March 23. A con-!
ference of republicans that met last
night presumably to take steps to im
peach Speaker Boca of tbe house of
representatives adjourned after mid
night. The participants refused to
disclose their action. It Is believed
no open attack upon Boca will be
made in the house.
FIVE HUNDRED KILLED
IN PARAGUAY BATTLE
Buenos Ayres. March 23. The vic
tory of revolutionists over the Paragu
ayan government troops at Asuncion
was complete. More than 600 are report
ed killed in battle. President Pena has
taken refuge in the Uruguayan lega
SAMUEL W. WILLIAMS. .
Attorney General Samuel W. Wil
liams, of Virginia, has taken charge
of the situation at Hillsville, and will
assist in tbe prosecution of charges
against the Allen family, members of
which killed five persons In tbe rs
ctat courtroom snooting afrax.
Confer on Home Rule BUI.
Ixmdon, March 23. Irish leaders
and members of the cabinet today con
ferred . on the home rule bill. The
measure will be introduced April It. -
Makes Gift of Japanese Prints.
Kansas City, March 23. A collec
tion of 1,000 rare Japanese prints val
ued at $50,000 was presented to the
local art institute by Mrs. W. B. Thay
er of this city.
Horses Die of Spinal Meningitis.
Shakopee, Minn., March 23. Heavy
losses are being sustained by farmers
because of an epidemic of spinal men
ingitis among horses. One farmer baa
lost seven animals and another four. ,
'Blind Man Runs for Mayor.
New Richmond, Wis., March 22. '
Henry Kane, a blind man, Is one of the
leading candidates for mayor here. Mr.
Kane has been clerk of thy school
board several years.