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Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 304. MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1912. TEN PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE "4. ONE MORE If! GUILTY PLEA AS WRECKER Edward Clark of Cincin nati Admits His Crimes to Court. DESERTS ASSOCIATES Blows Up Bridge at Dayton and Ships Dynamite for Other Jobs. Indianapolis. Ind., Oct 7. Edward Clark of Cincinnati today pleaded gull- ty to the government's charges in the dynamite conspiracy. As soon as the court opened, Dis trict Attorney Miller addressed Judge Anderson: "If It please the court. De fendant Clark of Cincinnati wishes to j '.'hangu his pica from not guilty to i guilty." Clark stepped forward and plead j guilty to all charges five counts for j conspiracy and T.it counts for being the principal to the actual illegal inter-j state shipment of dynamite and nitro- j glycerine. Clark was business agent i and president of Local t'nion No. 44, I International Association of Bridge and ' Structural Iron Workers, from Janu ary, 1908, to July, Htll. I.KAVi: I MIIHIJ.I.A HKHI.NU. , Ills activities In promoting explo sions. Miller asserted, were carried on i through leti'TH written by President ' Ryan of the in. 'on and the McNamaras. ! An ivory hu:idl d umbrella bearing the j Initials "E. ('.." found in the wreckage of a dyir.'.mited bridge at Dayton, Ohio, Milb-r :ild. led to the disclosure j that Clark hud actually caused the j rxplcFion, having ised an uinlirella to i prelect the dynamite from the rain and then leaving it behind Clark also was j charged with carrying out plotsanauist non-union labor. In connection with the scheme to blow up .the Harrison avenue viaduct in Cincinnati. Miller nlleg. fl, Unrk wrote t Kvan: "It ' would be dangerous for me to hu i cx ii. rivet down here. You hail better j fmhi a stranger. I have gotfu oneidnych at Evanston. man out of a lot of trouble already, j "Sonie persons might thirtk it would I am a'rnid I an't do much more, for serve the purposes of religion if the police judge said, 'for God 'g sakp. I Christ would go on top of a skyscrap don't tiling this bunch before nie again. ! er when Hie streets are crowded and T 1 11 have to do something.' ' MIIIHT rllAMiF.M 0 JOB. Acting Secretary-Treasurer Hnckm wa charged by Miller wifh double dealing with Clark. "The executive board of the Iron Workers' union agnn-i upon a fixed price of $2Ui for each Job." said Mil ler to the Jury. "For blowing up the bridge over the Miami river at Day ton. Ohio. ,.lay 3, 1in.S. Hockln paid Clark Mily $122 50, thus holding out part of the fee." Clark was separated from the other 45 defendants and taken to jail to await the imposing of sentence. SHELL EXPLODES, INJURING EIGHT Washington, Oct. 7. Light privates o' Battery F. Third U. S. field artil lery, were Injured by the premature explosion of a shell today at Toby hanna. Pa. W. K. Erbeck was the most seriously hurt. YOUTH TAKEN FORUDERS NEARQUINCY Qulney, 111.. Oct. 7. Ray Pfaa schmldt. 23. today waa arrested in connection with th Pfanschmldt quadruple murder case. The formal charge la the murder of Blanche Pfan schmldt, a alster of the accused man. POLITICIAN, PENNILESS, ENDS LIFE IN HIS OFFICE Philadelphia. Pa., Oct. 7. Thomas J. Byan. ' democratic leader of Pennsyl vania, member of the Dounelly-Ryan-C.uffey triumvirate that for so long controlled th organization of that party in this state, ended bis life yes terday in his office in the Iand Title and Trust building with a revolver. Kyan. from great wealth, it is ua dors toed though ut.rortunate iovest i..f-nt. had necome practically pennt- loss. Two year ago. Dreamland In New York burn. dow u and that heavy U sa wa sustained almost entirely ty tim. This season he built another amuae- n ent resort on the site of the old . ei-.r ini, uui iv uM uul.uu i.. u uuire utr Trie Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne, , and Vicinity. Fair tonight and Tuesday. Contin ued cool tonight. Rising -temperature Tuesday. Temperature at 7 a. m., 44; maxi mum yeiterday, 86; lowest last night, 43. Precipitation In 24 hours, none. Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 5 miles per 1 hour. Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 65; at 7 a. m., 84. Stage of river at 7 a. m., 3.6 feet, a fall of .2 feet In 4 Shours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. f PTftm tlAAfl trwav t vrtr frsimsa-WAv I Son Mti G:32, rises 6:W. Evening j Morning- star: Saturn. T Ml I lll I O Tlim I nLL IVILLO I If U GERMAN AIRMEN Berlin, Oct. 7. Aviation week at Johannislbal was concluded vpRterrtav after two more deaths had been added lo the long list of fatalities among ... . . . . , n ontht ' A monoplane driven by Ernst Alig . . . . , finrl rflrrvillP n niMhanirlQn Din Han n ..... - ' fell from a height of 6u0 feet when a v.ing collapsed. The mechanician was thrown from tlu machine at a height of 450 feet and his body landed on the ground clear of the wreckage. Alig fell with the monoplane. The accident was witnessed by a big assembly. Alig Qualified as an avia- pals" ana '-,"J 10 uson s tuna oe tor last May. .fore the Baltimore convention. He de- Corning, X. Y., Oct. 7. M. Hondo, : nied naviDS told Hooker he contributed a young Japanese, was thrown to ' ".00. "I just wanted one progres death from a plunging aeroplane held sive to succeed, and didn't care which fast by the fans or a windmill at Sa- ona yesterday. The aviator tried to! avoid a collision with the windmill, j but waB caught. He was thrown out before ho had time to stop his motor ; and prevent the pluneing of the ma- chine. He fell 40 feet and his Bkull ! vas crushed. BISHOP ATTACKS CHURCH THRILLS J Wi icago, -Oct. SenBHtKmal Ism Won was deplored by Bishop i ' . 1 1 ii .i . . j .1 . McDowell today in an Humeri 10 ui1 Hock river conference of the M. E. jump down. Kverybody would hold their breath, then, at the psychologi cal moment, angels would swoop down and rescue him. "A crowd would gather and if Christ, would stand up in the ambulance, ev er) body would gather to hear what he had to say. They would hang on the words of such a man. But Christ would never do such a thing. It wouid b" a -compromise with the devil." The 191.1 meeting of the conference Will l, hnl.t in K.nhrnv ),,, ,vh IV port. III. The Kreeport cllurch by that ; I time w ill have ! $70,0ti0 edifice. completed a new MINSTER IS HUGGED TO DEATH BY HIS AUDIENCE Thomasville. Ca.. Oct. 7. Rev. An drew J. Simpson, noted evangeflst In i this section of Georgia, died yesterday j at Palvo as a result of being too vig-1 crously hugged by his excited hearers, j The hugging was indicted upon him I several days ago at a country church ; where he was conducting a revival. i Simpson was preaching to a great congregation and he warned his hear ers up to unwonted excitement by the fervor of his address. j In a religious frenzy men and women ' rushed at the preacher and began to i hug him, crying that he had saved them from their sins. Under the ex- citement 6orr.e of the men put more 1 power in their hugs than usual, and ! t'je preacher finally fainted. I He was taken to his home, and doc-1 tors who were called found that Mr. Simpson's ribs had been crushed and : that internal organs had been dlsar-i ranged by the hugging to which the' minister had been subjected. 1 F.fTorts of the doctors to repair the Injuries caused by the hugging proved vain and Simpson died yesterday. ) Rhine Valley Loss Million. Cologne, Oct. 7. Vines valued at $1,000,000 were destroyed by frost in the Rhine valley In the past few days. WOMAN OFFICIAL DIES AT A DEPOT , Perry SL PuL Minn., Oct 7. Mrs Starkweather, head of the department - of women and children of the Minne - aota bureau of labor, acd who has a nation-wide record in work for th protection of women and children, dropped dead today as she was about to board a train. She was going to Madison for a conference with the j Wisconsin bureau of labor officials LA FOLLETTE IS AIDED BY TEDALLIES Flinn, Pinchots and Mc Cormick Contribute to His Campaign. $26,864 FROM CRANE (Magazine Writer Insists on j storv From MacVeaah About Roosevelt Fund. W ashington, Oct. -An account of rscelDts and eimense of I -a Fnllptte's I campaign for the presidential nomina- ition was fiIed with he ClapP comralt" tee today, showing the senator collect- d G3'969 and 8pnt 63'961' Charles 1 hT r?' l credited with 2 ';o00. Gifford and Amnc Piriflin no . V, 1 A f,.lf'L . nA . .11 . 1 11 V mil 1. fc. V 11 .UIV iU,VV'V, (.Uli : William Flinn of Pennsylvania $1,000. i The account contains entries of two loans, one of $1,000 by Me-iill McCor mick and one of $500 by Senator Gron- na. Both were marked "repaid." , Charles B. Crane testified today that 'he gave $2fi,C4 to La Follette's cam- on-'" ne said- hisjki.i. is (ai.i.ed. When Charles Edward Russell, the socialist candidate for governor of I York, took the stand, Clapp read nm a report of one of his speeches In Jew York paper, describing an alleg-1 ed telephone conversation between J ! P. Morgan and the White house, during the 194 camnaien. in which M or can was asked for a $100,000 contribution i to the republican campaign. The . ; published report taid former At-! i iorne uenerai .Mac eagn was witness to the conversation. Russell said the story came ,:""" iflorougu lnvesii iOHlJjliAM.fjroro. Jadson We?liver, a Kalion of his Injuries was made by magazine writer, who told him he bad j Trinity hospital surgeons and tiey is the story from MaeVeagh. Russell i sued a bulletin which said the driver said he never made a charge that Roosevelt had demanded funds of Mor gan. "It might have been C.ortelyou or Bliss he said had talked to Morgan on me ieiej,none. r,e declared. j abdomen instead of a splintered rib. A WKi.i.u Kit stk ks to STORY. j fractured left hip and a severe lacefa Welliver. working at the reporters' i tion of the neck from a wire of the table, was called to the stand. He said ! fence through which he was thrown MaeVeagh bad told him of being in! Morgan's private office in October, 1!04; that Morgan had been called to the telephone and was informed Har ritnau wished to speak to him. Welli ver testified MaeVeagh told him when Morgan returned from the telephone he said: "What do you suppose that 11 man in the White house wants? It I B" ""- SUUe .OHUSDIDK , . .. ir.. : 1. . ... i ton and dined with him, and now he comes back and says the president wants nim to raise more funds He i " j"" has given $50,000. New he wants me i ,ne- and 1 took my foot ofr the throttle, to give $o0.nno." , I went over safely and must have MaeVeagh. according to the witness 'dropped out of De Palma's sight for told him Morgan wrote a check for ! tbe I imagine that RarPh did $.-,...000 and sent it to Harriman s of-' nct shut off for the bl11' fice. SIRE OK NAME. Welliver could .not recall whether MaeVeagh used the word "maniac" in quoting Morgan's reference to Roose velt. "You are sure the name of Harri man was given as that of the man who asked to have money raised?" asked Pomeiene. "Yes, I am 6ure of that," said Welli ver. At this juncture the committee re- 1 cessed. S200,000,ON WAY TO GOTHAM, GONE New York, Oct. 7. Officials of the National Bank of New York confirmed the report $200,000 consigned to that bank by the National Bank of Ha vana. Cuba, had disappeared. The money was forwarded in a registered mail package. STRAY BULLET HITS EXCURSION STEAMER What was thought to have been a stray ouiiei strucK tne iront of the. pilot house house on the steamer j Helen Blair yesterday afternoon short- ly after the boat had lauded at the I foot of Nineteenth street to take on ! passengers for an excursion. The bul - ; let struck the pilot house with a sharp ! crack. Supposition is that it came from the gun of one of a party of youths who were shooting at a point farther up the river. About 300 persona enjoyed the up river cruise, which was a delightful one in every respect. The cruise was ' through the Moliae locks, past Water - ""uuju me regular THE CHANGE FOR LIFE GIVEN DE PALMA Surgeons Say Motor Pilot Will Recover Unless Complica tions Set in. Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 7. Ralph De Palma, the automobile race driver, who was seriously injured in the Grand Prix race Saturday, is thought had a good chance for life providing no complications 6et in. It was found that the handle of a jack which De Palma carried in a brace on his car pierced the driver's i are other injuries the driver suffered PqIaVi Rroov a-hnoa rar TIa Ta 1 m n hit, issued a statement in which he i t'fends nis position. It was intimated that Bragg had refused to give De Pnlmfl nnrt nf th rojid in th hriinh which ended in the accident. The Californian denies this. i . ... . . "We were botn beating it," said Bragg. "I was slightly in the lead of i Palma s car out sufficiently aneaa j to refrain from taking chances. There nen ne rose over me crown ne I probably saw me just in front of him ! end attempted to put on brakkes im j mediately. The brakes could not re j spond, as De Palma's speed at this feint would have caused his car to I leap clear off tbe ground. This also would prevent him steering. The re- suit was that before he could round i me he hit the rear of my ms chine and overturned. The talk that I would ! not give him the road is absurd." j The accident has robbed Bragg of I most of the pleasure Incidental to win ning the 6peed classic. The Califor- f'an doubts whether he will ever drive again, as his sisters and friends are set against him entering more races. De Palma's mechanician, Tom Alley, left the hospital today. His injuries consisted of only a slight fracture of the left shoulder. Tony Scudelarl, who accompanied Bruce-Brown on the practice spin last Tuesday which ended in Brown's death, was conscious today and his condition is reported favorable. He takes considerable nourishment and hospital physicians attending him say b's chances for pulling through are giod. Promoters of the meet InsiBt that they have lost money, but are deter- n ined to come back for the privilege of running the races again. Over 150, - f-Ofi persons saw Saturday's race for the Grand Pnxe, but according to the finance committee, less than 15,000 of tl eee paid for the privilege. All but ; a few of the drivers have left town and j the city itself has settled down to an 1 c en tenor. I ! Q0 WOMEN ARE DRIVEN AWAY FRflWI PI FUFI AWn AVVHI rnUIVI LCVLLMIMU Cleveland. Ohio. Oct. 7. According to Lieutenant Martinec, more than 500 women or questionable reputation have been driven out cf town the past 'two months. "Girl" saloons and cheap gnu room aiacnmenis nave oetu put; fUTURE STATESMAN fXT HIM al oh Er , ) WW HUSH V J e A SFL.tAT ; PFEFFER IS DEAD AT KANSAS HOME Grenola, Kan., Oct. 7. Former United States Senator William A. Pfeffer, populist, died of apoplexy to day, aged 81. He suffered a shock fol lowing the amputation of a leg. Washington, Oct. 7. Brigadier Gen feral Frank G. Smith, U. S. A., re tired, is dead. TRIAL OF BECKER FOR MURDER ON New York, Oct. 7. The trial of Po lice Lieutenant Becker, charged with the murder of Gambler Rosenthal, be gan today. The grand Jury for John Doe proceedings was selected today. Almost without exception the jurors are well-to-do business men. East side gangsters by the score fll- .J .lne1 Dod ! B" Zel'' . . .. .. : tie flat in Broome street. Mounted po- ' lire escorted the funeral to the cem- ! this afternoon to prevent rioting - pp"B c m 1 1 1 chnnluanfiii HI loH 7(i1kt Iln j " -!"-, w...v w. a. ,.v claimed Zelig had robbed him. j 1"TLE GIRL LOST HUNTING FOR DOLLS While four-year-old Mary Lipke was trying to find some dollies at noo.i today, a frantic mother and the en tire police force of Rock Island were searching for a little cherub face with a red hat and a checkered jacket. The girl was in the postorhce with her mother, Mrs. Paul Lipke, of Milan, and growing tired of the long wait, walked out the door and down the street. Two minutes later, after Mrs. Lipke had finished addressing a postal card, she called Mary, but. upon re ceiving no response whirled around and the little one was gone. She im mediately notified the police, who feared the girl had gone down to the railroad yards a block distant. The wanderer was finally located on Sev enteenth street and Third avenuw. When asked by the policeman where she was going, little Mary said: "I was hunting for dollies." CHILD "FIBBED" TO SPEND NIGHT AWAY Later develoDments In the ran, nf Pearl Monroe, tbe eight-year-old girl ...... for whom the police of the three cities were searching Friday night, tend to show that the child was not lost as w-as first reported, but that she had spent the nisht 8t the home of Mrs j George Miller, mother of one of her, I playmates. The first report to the I (police, after the finding of the child, i was that she had become 'ost and had ; been taken in and cared for over night : by Mrs. Miller. It now appears that the little girl asked Mrs. Miller if she could spend the night at the Mil ler home and that she was advised to jgo home and get her mother's con - cnna: retlLrned and told Mra. Miller that i i her mother said 'she could do as she: j had aaked. Without further question, j j Mrs. Mil.er rook the little girl in and i cared for her over night, oirfy to find j the next day that the diild had, nooea. ana naa Been tnought lobt NINE YOUNG MEN DASHED TO DEATH Automobile Rushes Over 75 foot Embankment at Night in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 7. Nine ycunig men, all of this city, lost their lives early Sunday morning when an automobile in which they were joy riding crashed through the railing on the side of Ufe new Thirty-third street boulevard at Master streot and fell Into a coal yard 75 feet below. The machine, a big .touring car, turned turtle and the occupants were crushed by the hood of the machine. The dead: ROBERT A. BOYD, 27 years old. GORDON II. MILLER, 21. WILLIAM M. LAWRENCE. 25. EDGAR M. SHAW, 19. THOMAS NEVIN, 18. ".. DANIEL J. WILKES, 25. JESSE HOLMES, 23. ERNEST SCHOFIELD, 27. ROBERT GEISEL, 22. Edgar Shaw, 19 years old, a son of James Shaw, a lumber merchant, who owned the car, was taking a party of friends home in the machine and six others were in a smaller automobile when the party came at a terrific speed down Thirty-third street. In turning to avoid tbe smaller machine, which was in the lead, Charles I. Spayd, who was driving, collided with the rear wheel of the Shaw machine. The heavily loaded car swerved and crashed through the iron railing of the bridge. When those in the other machines had made their way to the coal yard, crly one occupant of the overturned car showed any sign of life and he died shortly after being removed to a hospital. Thomas A. Lawrence, a brother of the Lawrence who met his death, was i.i the smaller machine. He said this automobile was about 60 yards ahead of the Shaw motor when he heard the crash. Lawrence declared he did not know any of the party and had met them only last night through bis brother. Dallas, Texas, Oct. 7. Six persons vere killed when an interurban car struck an automobile at' a crossing at Ailingt,on last night. STREET CARS IN DULUTH ARE STONED BY A CROWD Duluth, Minn., Oct. 7. Street cars were stoned last night by a mob. Wo men lift the cars in terror. A baby was wounded in the face. Refused transfers, the crowd toke the pole - - from a car. j Des, Moines. Iowa. Oct. 7.-Effo, ts . . , ,, : to end the teamsters strike w ere Scheduled to be made today. Attorney General Cosson of Iowa and Mayor Hanna are the mediators. ARREST CANKERS N VICE GRUSADi . Chicago. Oct. 7. President Riley of ! the Chicago Title Trust company and ! Secretary Dall of tbe same corpora- , tion surrendered in the municipal court toaay. iney are cnarged with renting property for immoral purposes. State's Attorney Wayman announced he expected to bring several other j wealthy prominent Chicagoana into ! court on similar charges an a rmnlt ! of his vie crusade. The cases were' ; continued till Oct. 15. Riley aud DaU WILSONGETS LATEST TAFT TARIFFNOTE Chairman Hides Asks Fac tory Owners for Names of Workers. ORGANIZING A SCARE Governor Also Charges Steel Trust Is Behind Third .. Party Program. Fueblo, Col Oct. 7. That the rnited States Steel corporation "is behind the third party program in regard to reg ulation of trusts" was a charge made by Governor Wilson in a speech today. Corroborative evidence of that asser tion, the governor said, was coming to him every day. Wilson gave for publication a letter he said was forwarded to him from democratic national headquarters as having been circulated by Chairman Hllle8 of the republican national com mittee among employers of labor of the country. The letter, in part: t AIM'KAI. TO WORKERS. "If the November election results In ' the choice of a democratic congress a ntf a democratic presldentdestnictlve democratic tariff measures, such as Taft vetoed, will become laws. The only thing that can prevent this Is a protest vote on the part of American working men. They must choose be tween a high standard of living and the underpaid European workingmen." In conclusion, the letter asks for a list of employes who are voters, with postofflce addresses, and each one will be asked personally to vote for Taft. IIIM.EM IDENTIFIES LETTER. , New York, Oct. 7. "That's the let ter. It speaks for ltBelf. I am glad to have the cooperation of Wilson In our publicity department," said Chairman Hilles. JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS IS A VICTIM OF ROBBERS Chicago, Oct. 7. Colonel J. Hamil ton Lewis, democratic candidate for lTnite.d States senator, has been rob bed of jewelry valued at $3,000. Colonel Lewis returned home Sat urday night from a campaigning tour through Illiuols and learned that dur ing his absence his apartments at the Virginia Hotel. RuBh and Ohio streets, had been entered. Rings, souvenirs and gold and silver bric-a-brac had been taken. This is the sixth robbery reported to the police from the North side hotel during the past two months. As fa previous ones, no clew was left upon which authorities may ferret out the thief or thieves. Several of the Jewels stolen were the property of Mrs. Lewis, who was away during the same period as her busband, from Sept. 29 until yester day. 1913 Race at Milwaukee. Milwaukee, Wis., Oct 7. Milwau kee will get the Grand Prix and Van derbilt cup races next year. Tim races will be run earlier than they were this year. POWERS ARE TO CALL HALT IN NEW WAR London, Oct. 7. The Balkan situa tion Is coiiHldered today In all quar ters as more hopeful. Decision of the ! powers to take joint action and put an ! end to the crisis was greeted with sat- it-faction. Tbe powers are to take stepB today or tomorrow to Impress their views upon Turkey and the Bal- ' Van states. , r'ar'S' 7 KrTTn .hTti' have decided to intervene in the Bal- : capita,8 at ConHtantlnople as R(K)n ag u s IK)B8ible ,ake arrang0. n.nfa , ,hat Great Britain to- . ,,,,. u, tr,r. f h FVenr-h j proposals, so that all powers are now j in accord. j Coribtantinople, Oct. 7. The Balkan .situation has been considerably cbang ' ed by Turkey's eleventh hour surprise announcing a willingness to grant a gr' ater measure of Btlf government to Ki'rneKa and Macedonia. It Is argued here the Introduction of these reforms i 1m calculated to sow discord among ' members of tbe Balkan alliance. In i many quarters fear is expressed war ' pieparations on both sides have ad vanced too far for a -conflict to be avoided. ; Iondon, Oct. 7. Announcement that ! tbe none w as nreeared to offer media- tion in the Balkans was made by the Vatican today, according to a Roma Atca im-hmk( lifd&r bond. ,diri.fcU. L O been 4cces.