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Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 23. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1912. TWELVE PAGES, PRICE TWO CENTS. HOME EDITION FIFTEEN ARE DEAD; TRAINS IN COLLISION Open Switch Cause of Wreck On C. H. & D. Near Cincinnati. GOING 40 MILES HOUR Passenger Hits Freight at lr vington, a Suburb Many Taken to Hospitals. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 13. Fifteen persons were killed and 15 seriously Injured this morning when an in bound Cincinnati, Hamilton &. Dayton passenger train ran into an open switch and crashed into a freight at Irvington, a suburb The train was coming from Cincinnati at a rate of 4'i miles an hour. Most of the dead were found in the wreckage of the first car, which bad telescoped the liHgnase car. The Injured were tak en to honpitalB in thiB city. The dead: C. IM1IOLT AND WIFE, theatrical people, ah Angeles, Cal. ALUKRT ALLEN, Los Angeles, Cal. BERT WHITE. brakeman on freight. Indianapolis Ind. JOSEPH L. PALMER, Etawah. Tenu CHARLES CIIANEY, 13, Jackson, Ky. JOHN CHANEV, f2, Jackson, Ky. MRS. CLIFTON CLANCY and son eged .", and daughter, aged 10. URL WIGGINS, conductor of pas- reriKer. WILLIAM SHARKEY engineer of passenger. C. F. GIU'NDHOEFER. Cincinnati. PEN P.OYLE; had ticket to Chicago. C. 1URG. lireman. ll OK lJlltl.l. Atiiorg I lie injured are: Fred HinchitiBon. lireman. Ci.fum Chancy, Jacknon, Ky. J. C. Skilhnuu, baggageman, passen ger. Carl Gross, head brakeiuan, freight. Mm. Mary Sears. Chicago. Harry Sell, Chicago. W. J and A. C. Filer. Liberty. Ind. Mm. J. C. Skillman, wife of baggage man. Indianapolis. .Mr. Joseph Seller and her husband were atin!ig the flrt in the neighbor hood to reach the wreck. "My hus banil." Mrs. Sclter said, "had been on top of a car helping to chop a hole 6o water eould be passed to the Injured, who were crying pitifully. When he aiue down he said he saw the conduc tor Htati'Htig upright. J-ist as if he was taking tickets. He was dead. He had g'iu-e on, and they were not broken." ICTIMI I H FOR WiTKR, Fourteen wore seriously Injured. Firemen and police worked In the wreck two hours before the first body was found. Holes were chopped in the tops of the cars and the Injured supplied with water, for which they cried pitifully. The passenger train. No. 36, Is re ported to have had a clear track, but the brakeman of the freight train had j not dosed the switch when It had learcd tuo main track for the passen ger train. Carl Gross, head brakeman on the freight, said the switch had been left open by one of his men. HA KKVAHKABLK ECI'F. Albort Seed, of IxuisvUle, one of the passenger told of bis remarkable K-ape: "I was awake." Seed said. "I felt chilly and wag putting on my over coat when suddenly I beard a crash The next thing I knew I was sitting leelde the w recked trains. I could hear women and men crying for help;'y of ii and with the assistance of others found an axe and chopped a hole in the side of the car. Firemen soon arrived and began carrying out bodies." The sound of the explosion aroused the neighborhood. Many homes were thrown open and the Injured were car ried in aoid given first treatment. kgim:s i ki f.su opk.u. The two engines were almost com pletely telescoped. They reared up when they carat together and were so wrecked that not until after daylight was the body of a dead en gineer on the passenger train found In the cab. He had remained trying to brtbg his train to a hale The baggage car was badly splin tered, but two passenger coaches Just behind looked more like a pile of Vindlir.g wood. They were completely telescoped. The entrance between the cars was so jammed that holes; l'ad to be cut in the sides and tops to take out the dead and injured. The heavy freight train was standing still and was net nearly so badly damaged. "1 and some others are to b".ame," taid head Brakeman Gross this after-t.i-n. "I Uft the switch open and expected one of the other brakemen to close It. The switch was not clos ed, and a wreck occurred. I am to blame." Strike Quiet. les Moines. Iowa. Not. 15, With tle kicKiu do6d aai a tore Trie Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock Island, Davenport, Moline, and Vicinity. Fair tonight and Thursday, slightly cclder tonight with freezing tempera tures; slowly rising temperature Thursday. Temperature at 7 a. m., 39. Highest yesterday, 67, lowest last night, 36. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 13 miles per hour. Precipitation, 36 Inch. Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 95, at 7 a. m.. 90. Stage of water, 2.9, no change in lust 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow ! ' Pun set, 4 43, rises C 40. Evenln stars: Mercury, enus. Jupiter. Morn ing stars: Saturn, Mars. ct deputies patrolling the wholesale district, fie teamsters' strike assum ed a waiting attitude this morning. The saloons were allowed to open shortly before noon. The police said further danger f trouble had passed. Governor Carroll notified the chief of police he would call out state trooriH unless the notice immediatelv i dit perse the crowds gathering in the Uamsters' strike. BURNS ASSAILED IN LAROR REPORT Rochester. N. Y. Nov. 13. The sec- , . . ... . . . ,. ond days session of the convention oij . a cuuurcifu fcioi y. i lie police weie the American Federation of Labor was digpoBed lo accept her etatement that occupied almost entire".- with the she shot her mother by mistake, al reading of the report of the executive though an element of mystery was in council. In it William J. Burns was jcted into tue tragedy because of . , . . . i contradictory statements by Cuthbert arraigned as an example of his own . ... , . v ' and Miss Mevers. Cuthbert says he characterization of private detectives, , did not know mother and daughter and the investgation of the federation i and only volunteered his services to since the McNamara trial was declar- J them after the shooting. Miss Myers ed to be a concerted attempt to de-l,s Baid t0 have ,old the Plice Cutn . . . , , . I bert. was traveling with herself and stroy the federation and bring its offl- niother. Accordlng to Trenton police a Into Hlf..i,r.i, n n lt...a y-..Mu.u.u in the afternoon B , wa8 occupled un ui secuon oeanng w,m tne:wa c,imbing ,n ner ber,n. Believing McNamara case and Detective Burns. j fihe wafJ ,n danger firpd Tfae i1.8 6 TepOT rec0mi mother, who was returning from the mended that the convenuon take meas-J women.B miri received the ures to aid In the movement to abol-1 hllnt imi nurao worn ana reierrea to tne conservation of natural resources as a measure In which labor is vitally in terested and should participate. Part of the report dealt with the Boy Scout movement. The report re viewed attempts by leaders of the scouts to eliminate the features that were objectionable to labor and recom mended that the convention this year refrain from denouncing the move ment. Of the McNamaras the report said: "The McNamara offense was a so cial crime. Thinking people, who were made to realize the poisonous, mias-! mlc Influences corrupting the atjno- sphere of industrial life, were well-1 nigh overwhelmed by the weight of pohtek im'.k atki. I collective responsibility devolving up- Trenton, Nov. 13. George Spencer, on them as a result of the existence j inspector of police of the Pennsyl i of such conditions. The McNamaras vanla railroad, wired the railroad au- were either criminally insane or in-1 sanely criminal either condition due : to Imperfect education, incomp.ete j education or defective mentality. In j any case, society Is responsible for j not remedying the conditions." j Of Burns' connection with the Mc-1 Namara case the report said In part: "Burns has not and could not. pro-! duce a scintilla of evidence to substan-i late his oft-repeated misstatement: 'Gompers knew.' The report charges that Burns made It appear that officers of the federa-1 Fne was from Salem, a, I became in tion were the "higher-ups," and that i terested because I am from Virginia when Mr. Gompers made reply "this turned upon him the brunt of the at tack." j WILSON TOPS ROOSEVELT ... II IN LALIrUKNIA VUlt San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 13. Wil- son took the lead over Roosevelt in California this morning by a plural- ROSE REPEATS HIS STORY AT THE TRIAL OF GUNMEN New York. Nov. 13. Jack Rose was on tne witness stand today as the leagues, said he did not expect the common laws. Some of the democra state's chief witness against the four ; salary limit question to be settled to-jtiziug effects of our schools are, how- gunmen cnargea w on slaying Gam- bier Rosenthal at Becker's bidding, Generally speaking, his testimony was a repetition of his remarkable nar rative at the Becker trial. Lorlmer Improved. Chicago, 111., Nov. 13. Surgeons at tending William Lorimer will hold a conference today to determine wheth er an operation Is necessary. Contin ued indications of improvement, it is said, may not justify an operation at once. HEAD OF PENNSY ROAD QUITS POST Philadelphia, Pa., Nor. 13. Jamea McRea, president of the Pennsyl- Tania railroad, resigned today, to take effect Jan. 1. Vice President Rea was ! immediately elected to succeed Me ! Crea. Mclea said he needed a rest. He has I f et n ' years' service with the Penn- ;syl alia railroad. GIRL SHOOTS MOTHER IN A TRAINDREAM Miss Gladys Meyers Uses Revolver on an Imag inary Burglar. . S PUT UNDER ARREST Traveling Man Also Held by the Police Young Woman on Way to Buy Trousseau. Philadelphia. Pa., Nov. 13. Mistak- ing her mother for a robber. Miss Gladys Meyers shot her on a Pennsyl vania train early today as it was speeding past Bristol, Pa. The train continued to Trenton, and the injured woman was rushed to the hospital where 6he died. The daughter and a passenger nam ed M. R. Cuthbert, who says his home la In Lynchburg, were held by the Trenton authorities pending an inves tigation of the shootir.g. Miss Meyers was hysterical and could scarcely tell ' . ,M(j Meyers said while King in her . ag jf DKEOI OF III RGI.AK. In a statement to the police Cuth bert said: "MiwMryeiytold me she dreamed burglars were pulling aside the curtain of her berth and that she reached under her pillow, secured her revolver and Bhot her mother. Miss Meyers said she tired before she was fully awake." According to Miss Myers, Mrs. My ers was the wife of J. Rappe Myers, proprietor of a hotel at Greensburg, Pa. Mother and daughter were on ! their way to New York to purchase a j j wedding trosseau, as she was to be married in June to J. B. Diliard, of Salem, Ya. thorities to get the porter of the car on which the Myers shooting occurred to Trenton as soon as possible, In a statement Cuthbert said: "About 5:30 I heard a woman scream, 1 asked the porter the cause for the scream. He informed me someone was Eick- but tne continued screaming impelled me to go to the smoker. wnt're I found the young lady shouting fcr some one to bring a doctor, add ing she had shot her mother. The girl was a total stranger to me, but said niyself and offered my services. Lynchburg, a., Nov. 13. W. R. Cuthbert, detained at Trenton, is president of the National Paint and Manganese company of this city. SALARY LIMIT IS TO GO OVER A DAY Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 13. Presi- i dent M. H. Sexton of the American : association of professional baseball , dav. Much tirr.e was taken un todav bv the members of the assortArion tali. ing a trip to the breweries. The Peoria Three-Eye club signed Barry McCormick as a playing mana- ger for next. year. President O'Nell of the Western league has let all of his umpires go. SPRING-RICE NOW HAS BRYCE PLACE London, Not. 13. The resignation of Ambassador Bryce and the appoint ment of Sir Cecil Spring-Rice his suc cessor at Washington, is officially an nounced. Madison, Wis. Wisconsin's high- way commission has issued a blue - print showing the state aid asked for road work in 1912 and 1'jH by coun - Ue and towns. In 1&1I the a-nount waa f 452,783, while for 1913 it is $511, 150. Of 1,195 towns in the state on- ly 511 voted money for roads in 112, 4tui S65 have joud $75;,27a for lil3 PRINCETON MAN HITS AT SCHOOLS Baltimore, Nov. 13. The Americas school system was severely criticised by Prof. Royal Meeker of Princeton university In an address before the American Prison association. Profes sor Meeker's subject was "The Con nection of Our School System and Our Prison System." He tried to show how the population of the prisons could be reduced by reforms that be gan In the schools. ! WhlRS- !i acknowledged,, that, our schools pay, he declared hthey should pay better. "But," he Said. "1 think it probable that we could get a!l the good results achieved by our schools for less than one-half what we now pay. "I think," continued Professor Meek er, "the supposed influence of our schools upon our morals is greatly misunderstood and somewhat exagger ated. Ignorance Is commonly used synonymously with Immorality, vice and crime. Some of the 18th century writers thought that man could be re deemed from sin and crime by the A. B. C's and the multiplication table. We now recognize that mere Informa tion has little to do with right con duct. Those familiar facts of our childhood, 'The bug Is in the rug,' and 'Seven times nine is 53 or 67,' what eve rlt may be, do not incite to deeds of high moral emprise. I doubt the efficacy of those 'excessively moral yarns contained in the school readers about George Washington and the cherry tree, and the bad little boy who sto'.e apples from the old apple woman and, years afterward, died a miserable death in the workhouse as a result. It may be that the ability to read does make some individuals more virtuous.. I am 6ure it makes some more frivolous, more worthless, more wicked by enabling them to feed upon trashy reading matter. Neverthe less, our schools do promote morality much more than immorality. "The greatest value of the public school consists in its democratizing in fluence. They give us a common me dium of intellectual exchange the Knglish language. Without a com mon spoken and written language, union and democracy would be im possible. Of course, we are less sav age, more sympathetic, more truthful, more honest because we have a com mon "literature, a common morality. ever, clearlv injurious. Communal ! v. hoomne-coiieh. measles, chicken noi. j diphtheria and the like; democratic j lying, profanity, obscenity, and other j immoralilty are undesirable by-pro- ducts of wholesale democratic educa tion in the public schools. It will probably be impossible to eradicate these evil influences without eradicat - ing the public school, ir we bad no schools, plainly the schools could not be blamed for these evils. It is often charged that the public schools spread contagious diseases and immorality. Would these evils cease if the public schools were abolished? Certainly not! They would be disseminated from other centers. The schools did not invent immorality and personal uncleanness. They found these evils existing within the community. The worst that can be said of the schools is, that they have been unable ! eradicate these evils. Who can doubt that our schools have lessened them? iWe ought to be careful in criticizing ! our school system to make it clear ; that we are comparing our present 'fvstem with an ideal or annroxlmatelv ideal system. We do not compare it J with no Eysweia at all. When I say WILL THEY MAKE UP? that our schools system Is Inefficient, uneconomical and rotten, I do not mean that It is absolutely bad. I mean It Is, compared with a system which could be maintained for the same ex pense, relatively Inefficient,, rela tively rotten." CHICAGO POLICE TO WARON GANGS Chicago, Nov. 13. A war of exter mination on street gangs, composed of hoodlums, toughs and ruffians, which terrorize different parts of the city, was ordered yesterday by Chief of Police John McWeeny as a se quence of the murder of Policeman Charles Jones of the Rawson Street station by gangsters last Sunday. The work of wiping out the lawless bands was begun in that district of the northwest side in the vicinity of Girard street and Bloomingdale road and Blackhawk and Noble streets, where the gang whose members killed Policeman Jones were accustomed to gather. Twelve men and boys, declared to have been among the crew of thugs which Jones and Policeman Charles Gierman were attempting to disperse when the former was shot, were un der arrest last night at the Rawson street station. Other members of the gang, It was believed by Lieuten ant Thomas Duffy, would be caught within a few hours. The district is notorious for crimes committed by gangsters. From this locality came the murderers of Fred Guelzow, four of whom expiated their crime on the gallows. It was In the Bame district, at North Paulina and I West Ohio street, that Policeman Thomas Schwelg was shot dead In July, 1911. Also In the notorious gang district at West Elm street and Gauit court Policeman Eric H. Miller was dangerously wounded by bandits last January. W. Lester Bodine, superintendent of compulsory education, who has spent years in studying the "gang problem," declared yesterday that it has become one of the most serious menaces to law and order the city has to deal with. "Contempt for law, drunkenness, vice, insults to women there are the characteristics of the gang," said Mr. Bodine. Of all the downward influ ences that lead young men and boys tc become criminals, I believe that the gang easily overshadows all others. If the life histories of the young men from 18 to 25, who crowd our jails, are examined it will be found that running with the gang constituted the greatest destructive agency. "I have catalogued the gangs Into different groups. The group from 18 to 20 leads astray the group from 16 to 18, and the latter, taking the j boy from 14 to 15, transform them into hoodlums and roughs. i "The enforcement of the compul- i sory education law has wiped out j many gangs of boys from 14 to 16 years, and it is up to the police to break up bands of older men. The gangs of men and boys are permitted to loiter at street corners and In front of nickel theatres. Such gangs, if for no other reason than that they are a menace to young girls, should be made to move on. "The police should use moral sua - tojsion first, and then their clubs. It is to be hoped that the municipal court judges will co-operate with the! police in breaking up these gangs by imposing stiff penalties whenever the evidence warrants on all gang - sters arrested for vagrancy. The clgaret-sodden, street - cor - ner loafers in the aristocratic dia - 0 0 SPAIN MOURNING PREMIER'S DEATH Madrid, Nov. 13. The body of as sassinated Premier Canalejas lay in state today in a temporary chapel in the chamber of deputies. A vast crowd gathered to pay last respects. The population of the capital appears deeply impressed by the crime. Work Is almost entirely suspended and nearly every business house is closed, while most t the houses in tha.resl dentlal section are draped in mourn ing. The assassin, Manuel Pardlnas, who failed in his attempt at suicide, is a man of distinguished appearance. When arrested he had several manu scripts. One, In cipher, had Inscribed cn the outer sheet "International con flagration." Another was a thesis on the "anatomy of the human stomach." Pardlnas was expelled from Buenos Aires last March on account of parti cipation In anarchistic agitations. He traveled in various cities in Europe. As he left Paris for Madrid, the police in Paris notified the Madrid author ities and also told of an article he had written against King Alfonso, for an anarchist paper In Paris. The Madrid police, however, didn't know of Par- dinas' arrived in the Spanish capital. trlcts should be treated the same as the gangs in the poorer sections of the city. "The social centers in the small parks and schoolhouses have helped to combat the gang evil. What many of these young men need is proper social recreation." Chief of Police McWeeny said "It will be necessary for the courts and prosecutors to co-operate with the police in breaking up the street gangs of toughs and hoodlums. Time and again these rowdies have been arrested and let go or given trivial punishment. The police will do their part." Frank Orman, 1310 Holt street, 22 years old, one of the suspects arrest ed, admitted that he was one of tha five men who ran into the shed In the rear of 1733 Girard street, from which were fired the five bullets which pierc ed Jones' body. Orman denied that he did the shooting, and gave the police information which may lead to the detection and arrest of the mur derer or murderers. Other men taken In the dragnet of the district were John Rammel, 1628 North Hermitage avenue; Steve Golin sky, 1740 North wood street; Wal- Pent riot gave rise to the action. The ter Gruzalskt, 1938 North Winchester judge took umbrage at this statement: avenue; Leo Jurzawa, and James; "Students should be on their guard Jornoskl, 1744 North Wood street; 1 before such a tribunal." Roman Gavacz, 1801 W'abansla ave-i The arrest created a sensation In nue; Frank H. Cava, 1460 Emma! the student body, already exercised street, and Peter KarowBki, 1623 El-.over the Investigation by the grand Eton avenue. JOHNSON'S PLEA MAY BE IGNORED Washington. Nov. 13. No reason exists, according tp a brief filed today j in behalf of the government by So- ' licitor-General Bullitt, why Jack Johnson, the pugilist, confined in Jail at Chicago, on a charge of violating, Staunton, III., Nov. 13. A masked the "white slave" act, should be ad-,man UP robbed nine men in a mitted to bail by the supreme court, tumbling room here Monday uightaad Bullitt pointed out that while viola-jtook nearly $1,000 from the tables and jtions of the white slave act are pun-ltne pockeu of the men. He stood the j ithable by five years imprisonment or!nlne mc'n wlth their faces to the wall i a 15,000 fine, or both, they are not, ex-1 wh:ie ne searched them. Ail of hi jtradiuble. loot was in sUveXj TURKEY MAY DEAL DIRECT TO STOP WAR Ottoman Empire Abandons Hope of Mediation by the Powers. PORTE ISSUES APPEAL Sultan's Troops Lose Heavily to Bulgarians in Ardrianople Sortie. London, Nov. 13. All the European powers have agreed to a Turkish pro posal made last week that they should inform the Balkan nations of the Turkish request for mediation and in quire from them whether they are willing to formulate terms on which negotiations could be opened. Steps in this direction are about to be taken by the powers. Constantinople, Nov. 13. There Is good reason to believe the Turkish government has decided to negotiate directly with the Balkan allies, as mediation of the powers seems fruit less. St. Petersburg, Nov. 13. Russia does not Intend to go to war over the question of Servla obtaining a port on the Adriatic sea, according to the Russian Foreign Minister Sasonoff. Vienna, Nov. 13. The main Bulgar ian attack on the Turkish forts along the line of Tchatalja Is progressing favorably, according to despatches. Sofia, Nov. 13. A desperate sortie was made by the Turkish garrison at Adrianople yesterday, according to a despatch to the Mir. After five hours' fighting the Turks were driven back by the Bulgarians. The Turks lost heavily. PORTE ASKS ARMISTICE. Constantinople, Nov. 13. The Port has applied directly to Bulgaria, seek ing to arrange an armistice, according to the reports current in the capital. An open letter written by Prince Seba Heddln and addressed to the sul tan, is published in the form of a pam phlet and sold In the streets. The proceeds will go to the benefit of the Red Crescent society and the pam phlet has been eagerly bought. The prince says "The enemies of the country are not the Balkan states, but we ourselves, who have proved incapable of govern ing the country. If we take a lesson from past errors, then there Is hope ot improvement" EXECUTE 10 Tl'RK DESERTERS. Seventeen soldiers and one officer, who fled before the enemy at Kirk Kllisseh, were executed this morning in the outskirts of the city. The death sentence has spread panic among the remainder of the troops. Eighteen new cases of cholera and three deaths were officially reported today. There are rumors that the arrest of the young Turk leaders Is Imminent Mukhtar Pasha, who came here yes terday tp ask for reinforcements, re turned to Tohatalja today. Mahmoud Shefket Pasha, the noted commander who recently was appoint ed chief of the commissariat, has ap parently been deprived of his office. He is walking about In mufti. ARREST THE ILLINI EDITOR Arthur Nogle Charged with Contempt by Judge Phllbrlck. Champaign, 111., Nov. 13. Arthur H. Nogle of Belleville, editor of the Dally Illinl, the student newspaper of the University of Illinois, was arrested yesterday by the order of Judge Solon Philbrick of the Champaign county cir cuit court on a charge of contempt of court. An editorial In Saturday's issue of the student daily regarding the recall ed grand Jury to investigate the re- jury oi me siuucnt riot wnich culmin ated In an attack on the Walker opera hcuse and the injury of several per sons. The Jury is also investigating the alleged illegal voting by students : in local elections. Judge Philbrick, himself an alumnus the university, d'dares the city and university authorities have demonstra- ted their incapacity to deal with stu- ld,'nt outbreaks, and that it Is time for "im to take a hand. i Masked Man Robs Gamblers.