Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 11, 1911 · Page 1
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THE lOLA REGISTER. VOLUME XV. NO. 41. KE WESTLED em WW STORE CROWDED V. ITll IMIOI'- VERS HORRIFIED ISY ACni );-NT. Sueeeuor to the lola Dally Register, the tola Dally Record and the lola Dally Index lOLA, KAS., DEC. 11, 1911—MONBAY EVENING. / Dally Register, Established 1S97. Weekly Register, Established 1S67. EIGHT PAGBI' JOKE BECOMES NEItflWOf TRANSFORMER OIT OF .<>RDKR TGIVES VICTIMS FILL VOLT.V(iE. Heal Chargpd W»h Elfc<rlci(y Gave Ofto Ilinzp. Gli'iin Flakr und Frank VoUnilh CIOM- CaH. That Glrnn Flake, Otto IlitiEe and Frank Vollrath are :ilive today is due to the presence of mind of Earl Stcy er. who Saturday night turned an electric switch just in the nick of time, Bhuttinp of n current of 2.200 ' volts of electricity that was rapidly tearing out. the lives of ilie ihrou men But one or two more seconds at the least and thi> life cf one of the men who were victims of a live wire In the rear of the Steyer sroeery. could not have been saved. As it wa.s, the throe men suffered a terrible nervous shock, and Vallraih. who 8"<-nied to b« more susceptible to the current was in a danRerous condltl(fii fnr cev- eral hours after the accident. FlnU and Vallrath each had a hand terribly burned by contact with the v.ire, but Hinze was fortunate in not touching his bare flesh to the wlr.. i.nd so sustained only a terrific shock. Fl .nke and Hinre were able to walk to the offices of physicians to have their bums dressed, but It was necessary to take Vallrath to hi.« home, and three physicians worked with him for some time before he was out of danger. The accident happened about 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. It bad been noticed shortJy afternoon tliat some meat hanging on the hooks of a rack In the sausage room, which is in the rear of the store, contained a slight current of electricity, and that the person touching it received a slight "shock." The manijer in which the current reached the meat W^B obvious. An electric wire stispended from the ceiling was fitted for holding a bulb at about the heighth of an average man. This wire'hung but a foot or two from the end of the meat rack. Another ^trlre, considerably longer than the one suspended from the ceiling. Is kept in the sausage room, and is attached to t'le otiiT wire whenever it is necessary to have a light in the remoter corners of the room. Saturday afternoon the 'two wires were attached together and it was because the longer wire was wrap ped around one of the meat books, to keep its surplus length from the floor that the current entered the meat rack, aB4-the meat hanging on it. The current conid not have passsed through the wooden frame In which the hooks arc'set, had not this been slightly damp, and as it was the current was greatly reiliic -d. so ihiit when the meat was touched only a slight shock was fsperlenccd. The discovery of the current jiass- Ifig through the meat instantly sug- ge8t «»d the poHsibility of a good Joke on people unaware of it. and betwe«'n the lime the phenomenon was dis- COvere<l and the tiijie of the neeident, perhaps a do/.en * people received a shock by tquchlng the meat, and amused thoKe who wi-re watchhiK them. ; After the accident, those who touched the meat fell cold chills creeping up and down tlidr spines. «8 they realized how close they had been to death. All Vunsusp'-ctini:- .they had stood where it H -.-omed only their guardian angels had kept them from touching a wire containing, not the usual 110 volts used for lighting purposes in Tola, but the full 2 200 volts of the City feed wire. Behind the Heller livery barn thcTe is a devise v.hich electricians call a transformer. It is a big box contaln- > ing coils of wfr- immersed in oil. Oil resists electricity stronirlv. and of the 2,200 volts of the city feed wire thr .t enter the traj^formcr, but 110 pass out for the use of the consumer. Prit- urday afternoon, however, the continual rain iii acme manner put th" transformer out of order, so that it allowed the full 2.200 volts to imss through the feed wire that entered the rear of the Steyer store: Some time after four o'clock GI?nn Flake was inj the Steyer store, when Otto Hinze | entered. Glenn was "wiae" to the electrical nhenom ^non in the sausage room, and he saw a good chance to play a Joke on Oi 'o. who knew nr.,tl!ing of it. "Say Otto," said Glenn; "there's some meat back there In the sausage room that looks like it's-spoiled. Come and look at at" Otto wont to the sausage room with Glenn, !.|nd, as the latter had expected, touched the meat and received a shock. ! Realizing that the current entered' the meat rack through the wire that was wrapped around one of the looks, Hinze turned!to de- tat^ this wire, and thus shut off.the purfent. The Instant he touched it hoyever he received a violent shock T , «f" heavily tc the floor. IB falling, his arm must have In ieome °" wire, as It was ^ir° from, the hoolc, and dropped "^IJ? t^«^ves of his legs as he lay S!!SL '?^«J?t ?'1' realized his dawr ^^J^OB Gl ^nn," H,, cried ntM fcUIing BJK..^ Glenn sought to obey gTMped! the wire. Immedtatcly THE WEATHER. ForpraNt for KansMt Fair tonlffbf and Taexdiiyt colder fonlgfat. Temi>erature—Highest yesterday at 2 p. m. 56; lowest today at 8 a. m. 36; excess in temperature yesterday 17 degrees; excess in temperature since January 1st, 1119 degrees. Yesterday. Today. 3 p. m 54 3 a. m 40 C p. m 47 6 a. m 37 1) p. n: 44 9 a. m 39 12 mdi. 42 12 noon 46 I'recipitai'.on ifor 24 hours ending 7 .1. ni. today. .C6 in<h; exccf -s in pre- pitation since January 1st. 1.4.'i in.rl -.cs. Relative humidity 7 a. m. today 96 per cent; tiew point ;;7 degrees; ba- redmcd to sea level 30.12 Inches. Sunrise toJny 7:23 a .m.; Funset .•>:03 p. HI. BE FORGE EVIDKXT A> OR(3.\M7.KD MOVE MENT TO TH.VT E>D. he too. was thrown to the floor wii'i ev'.-ry n"rve in his body paralyzed HP was not able to move nor even to release his hold on the red hot wire, which was raiiidly burning his hand to a crlEp. Twice he called for holi» hut after that his voice was paralyzed. In response to the crhs of Hinze .-imi Flake, Frank Vallrath. tlio butcher in the Steyer store, made his way to the sausage room. Seeing the terrible danger of the two men he obeye<l the first Impulse, and made an effort to remove the wire with his hand. Like Hlnze and Flake, he was stricken to the floor, with tjie red hot wire locking his grip on It. By this time most of tlie people In the store knew of the accident and th« nature of It. ICverybody was anxious to help, but they did not know what to do. The wire nmst not be touched. For a moment almost a iianle prer valli-d within the store. .Mianllme. every second <le.itli W.IH coming by bennds to'-ard tli;' ihri-c nvn on the lloor oC tlie sau.*;!.:*."' room. Karl Stey- fr griieitd :•- lalr of wife cutters. Instinctively l ,4ll <-vinR that li? could c:;l tin- wire, thus shtitiiiig off th;current and saving tlie men. He looked at the cutlers -lliey wore sti-el. He whIstUd to himself-and droi.ped them. Alrantiirc Mr. Steyer was endeavoring to remove the wire from the three vif-iims. taking the precaution to use a broom stick. He was in tlie midst of this operation, and having little success when Earl thought of a switch in the rear of the store. He bounded up a ten step stairway in two bound's and reaching far over managed to push down the switch and shut off the current—and by the spaci of a few seconds the lives of the three men were saved. The trouble with the transformer behfiid the Heller ham seems to have allowed the full current from the power house to go over scvera'. feed wires in tiie n-'ighborhood of th< Steyer store Saturday afternoon. C. \V. Johnson, of the lola Creamery, received a severe shock and a slight burn on the right hand. Wlien he iind his brother went back to start the motor, they noticed that some of the iron v.ork around the motor was charged with a slight current of electricity, and tliey began a search for its source. They thought that the current might come from a Icng wire suspended from the ceiling, ahhoug!? his was well insulated. C. \V. Johnson took hold of this wire and ran his hand down it. Suddenly his body stifTened, and he fell backw,:rd, c::r- ryia? ih- wire with him. instantly his brother who was standing near, ?ave the wire a violent jerk, tearing from tile switch to which it was fasiencU. and cutting off the current. If tlK' greeter iiart of this wire had not iiei'ii v.ell Insulated, It Is difficult to s-e how a tragedy could have been I voided. Th<' iiowerful current of electricity also entered (he Weather Dureau building, and Observer Holconih had an eHCMi"' which he realizes now was much narrower than he at Jlrst louglit. He was working in the basement. when suddenly the electric light went out. Th(! metal nllector above the bulb hangs very cjbse to a gas i)lpe. which runs alonff' the wall of th<' basement, and Mr. Holcomb observed electric sparks . Jumping from the pljie to the reflector. Mr. Holcomb, in making an efl'ort to discover the source of the curn-nt. touched the pipe several times but says the current was not i)erccptib .'i to him. As soon as the accident was noted by shopiKTs iiwhe Steyer store som<- one ran to tiie telephone and warned the power house as to what was happening. The engineer at the station immediat(-ly shut off the current. Thus the t .-pnsform<.r tJiat was causing the trouble was "deadened." As lOon :is tiie three victitns were released from the wire the transfor'mer was r.-jMiri'd and the current was on again in a few minutes. It was an odd scene around the stjuare during, the darkness. Flashes of matches and candles were seen here and there in stores and hotels and shopi >ers groiK -d their way through the darkened aisles of the stores. VBTON fOOOiBOyT II THE I'l.A.N IS TO >0M1> ATE HIM OVER HIS PROTEST. itiimar of Fight M'Hli Hillcs on One Sltle and MHchrock on llii- Other. McI.NER.M TO IR£L.V.\D. Huniboldl Priest Sailed Saturday for Ibe Old Country. Fat'.ii 'r Mclnerny, of the Catholic rhnn!) at Huii 'boldt, sailed Saturday froii: NVw York oa the steamer Olym- l)ic for Eurojje, where he plans to spend a good, long vacation visiting in Ireland. The boat will land him in France, and he wUl make his way hack to his destination via England. He has been away from Huiul>oldt for sonie time and has set no definite date for his return from abroad. It Is possible that Father McGulre of the loir church may assist in looking after the Humboldt parish during his absence. Mr. E. K. Taylor, of Gas City, plans to start Wednesday for Mineral Wells, Texas, to spend the winter in the confident hope that in a balmier climate he win get rid of his rheuranllsm, a hope which all his friends share. (n.v tlie AssiH-iiitril Wa.^hinglim, Dec 11.—All aacmpt.-s •o Ultguise the fact that a concerted movement Is on foot looking to the nomination of Colonel Koosevelt as the Ueimblican candidate for President in nineteen twelve, was aiii>areni ly drc|iped today when it became known that inemliers of the National conimlilee were lielng sounded as to their view of the r ^asibillty of "forcing" the nominaiioU of the former President. On tlie eve of the asfcmblyllig oj. Ilio Uepubllcan ,\a(l<mal committee fn i )iiadrennlal resKlon here tomorrou, little was talked of linlay but the iiro.-- IKctlve alHiude of Uooseveit. It l ;e- eame known thai Keveral leading Kc- imliMeuii:;, on thoir way to Washington to attend the conference, had stop pid over in New York and long uilka with Uooevelt, .and that still (it.iirs hail made engagemrnis to pec liim eit-ier at .N'ew York or Oys(cr l!:iy following the meeting of the .National comnilllcc. The supiuirters of Roosevelt now '.leic. are basing ali their argutnenis in his behalf on the claim that while the former President has announr^ed ho is not a candidate, he has not said •.le would not accept the nomination if it were tendered. They claim that "as a good Ajuerican citizen Roosevelt couldn't do ctherwise than accept once the convention acted." .No attcmiU It was raid would he made to bring the Roosevelt sentiment to a focus at thi.s time. The iiope of his suitiicrtcrs i.s to achieve victory In the convention Itself. Wa.shlcgton. Oeo. 11.—It was reported a sharp fight was coming un in tie commiitce over' tbe pro))o:-eii nani'n:^ of tiie all luiwcrful sub-coni- mitiee of five io Make plans for the convention, to choose the chairman, .'tc. and that the fight would find the Secretary to tlie President. -Mr. Illl'es nnd Postmaster (ienernl Hitchccck. r.rrayed against each other. HYDE JOeOR jyMPS THE JOB •JtPlRS EK6JIGE IN II FIGHT \car Lismare, IVtc Dahl .\tlarkcd .Vndrcn Fn'clierg Saturday .liter- noon. Andrew Freeberg. a farmer living near Savonburg. came to lola this af- tcrncon to complain that he has been i.->-au!ted by an aVqualntance, Peter Dahl. Freeberg, according to his own .-:talement. Jiiet a brother of Peter- Dalil near Savonburg Saturday afternoon and the two began a dlseuKfilon •iver a land d<al. While th«y were •alklng. Pete Dahl <•:me up. Ho -•'.larger! Fnelrrg wl'.'i talking about lii'i. Krielierg ditilril the r.eensntlon ui.! Iialil ru ^lll •'t at l;!iii. Itefore Free tier;,' coil';i plaee some di^•tan'.•e br- Uve-n himself and the a "-'grHss<ir, 'i.Mjjl II:M ! landed sevifral blows on H'leeb 'Tg 's face. Freeberg bore mark.'; of rough treat ment ay he related his story at Hie "oiirt hou.=<l tills afternoon. It i-; said tiiat Iwhl fv,".s lnto.\ica'.cd when lie Utackcd Freeberg. .VNOTIIEU ILLI'STR.VTION OF THE DIK roirs PHENOMEX.VL LLCK. The Incident will Probably Ne<Jess|. tate Poslpoucraent and a New Trial. FK.\>CO-(.'ERM \> KILLI\<J. Vlsare-Lorralnc Feud Breaks Out and May .Make Mnrli Troulile. (Ry the Assoi-!:it<d I'ress) Met;:, A'sace-Lorralne, Dec. 11.—A lernian scidier named Mar^ch was •:iot and killed today during a dispato on the street v.iih Alexandre Sa- inainc. a leader of the French iiarty. Pour friends of Samalne and five oth- -rs were arrested for complicity. The incident has caused great excitement and may have a ninriienious effect in "aiming the hostile fSclings of the two races. A\!miER MISSI.\« S.MITH. finiuiricN Conrrrnlnir n Prlsojter Here Continue to Came In. There must be a lot oi missing Smiths In the country. Since the ar- and Incarceration of Frank Schn'idl, who telephoned tlie news of lis own death to his fiancee in order to escai"5 the wedding ceremony and who later surrendered to the officers w^hen be learned he was warned nearly a score of inquiries concerning the prisoner have been received by he officers. They come from all parts of the country and from both men ind women. The latest letter Is from Frank Smith, 224 Kickapoo street. I.*aven- Horth. Kan. Mr. Snuth believes that ' - "'an under arrest here may be teiated to him. He says the Smith ha Is searching for onde served In •he army and Is a man of light build ipd fair complexion. The detailed descrtntion does not 6* »hp lola Smith or Schmidt and Chief <^ofBeld who received f'o Inaulry. will 'ifomi the I.*aveaworth Smith of the fact. (By the Associated Press) • K.-m.-^as City, Dee. 11.—ncoing the work of w ;eks of conn procedure and bringing to a si-indstiU the second trhil of nr. Hyde for the miirder of Colonel Swope, Harry Waldron, a juror in the c :ise, broke out of the jirry room in the jurors' hotel'here early this morning, eluded the deputy marshals guarding the jury and escaped. The deputies found a transom torn from the door. A fore* has been sent in search. The first hint of the juror's escape came when T. Halloway. and Frank Jasper, deputy niarsha!."?. found the transom torn away from the door of Waldron's room. The deputies' carried keys to all the rooms occupied by. the jurors. Waldron was noWhere lo be se^n. A force of defuti^s was sent inimediatidv in pur^ni!. When i:ie news of Waldron'? r,;.-?- appearance was carnea to the -coiirl room a(iorn<'ys for boili sides-went Into coiiferenc" lo delermliic the effect u|ion the e .ise. Prosectitor Conk- Ilng aald I hi- Slate would .at "once start an Investigation lo delehnlne whether Waldron had been Induced • o oscit |ie. Attorney Walsh for t)ie de fense raid that he would ash that eli­ sors b-' appointed to lake chaifge of the jury until W.-Wdroii could bP Joiind \sked as to whether the itialler would result In ir.lslrlal Jii(lg(»: Por- ferfield said If would depend ; uiion Waldron's course dtirlng the perjod of his liberly should he be capturrfd. Domestic lroubb> Is .said lo: havi' •viused Waldron lo grow restless; under (onflnement as a jiircr. He owned and conducted .-i dairy farm on the outskirts of the cit.v. On November 2nth. Waldron's sudden illness caused krz HdherC. .;.fa- 1 eia shr erof vb edjournmeni of court. December 1st. fliis i?hysieian :ii>Roiin<er] lilm able to Ff>Tve and the v.-as resumed. Waldron's indiK ;:os ;ii<:i at that time was pronounced due to worry, over home a .Talrs. To prevent hia rooiema 'e {>•{low turor from uiiseiiiiig hi-? rih'ns. Waldron constructed n dumm.v m^n of beil ;-i ;ijts and sifi .fied it trijo his place in bed. The room was In the rear of the hotel ne.v.i to a balh;roo'n. Waldron removed a .staple from the transom In the door over the; bath, and climbed over. When Palmer arose this morninc li>r nudge/i hJs dummy bedfellow to arouse hiiii then spread the alarm. Once-ffefore In Jaekr.on county. In the> early nineties, a juror escanecl. He was a young man named '• West court officials recalled, today, who had an engasement to take his sweetheart buggy riding. He sIlDped oct .of his room during the night and ftiUIllcd his engagenrent. H<? returneil the next day and signed an affidavit that he had discussed the case wJth no person. The judge then fined Ifim $50 and the case proceeded. In a written statement Prosecutor Conkling said: The action of Juror Waldron will be rigidly Investigated by the State under the orders of Judge Porterfleld not only to ascertain the exient of misconduct but also who. If a*y one. Induced the juror to tako sifch action." The- de/nndant's smllf^s over It are taste to apiicar displeased. As for the State we are indignant at these obstructions to the administration of j;istice. For an innocent man Hyde seems to have phenomenal luck. F"rst: Some npsteriously found griMid jury notes get into the hands of hia counsel. Second: At the second trial a juror mysteriously dis- ain-'ciirs just at the time his cross-examination story at the first trial was being read against him by the State. 1 wonder why' the defendant is so 'tickled.'" Signed "VIRGIL CONKLING." "The occurrence causes me the deep •est disappointment" Hyde said. "1 hoi)ed the case might proceed without further Interruption." The jurors recalled that all day .vcsterday Waldrcn, who was born in Heidelberg. Germany, sat about the "hotel, leaning back against the wall lilaying old German folk songs and patriotic airs, on a violin which he claimed, was a hundred years old. They said he gave every evidence of being extremely homesiek. Mrs. WaKl ron told the police and the d -.-puty marshals today that she had neither seen nor heard from him, for days. She said she had no intimation of his escape. During his six weeks of incarceration Waldron many times exjiresscd a desire to go home and sec his fani* ily. It was imiiossible to grant his wishes, however, as the jury was kept In a body. Fear Is :*xpres8ed by officials that Waldron may do himseir bodily harm If his inli:d Is affected. He la a highly nervous man and the strain of sitting on the jury has affected him perceiitibly. Judge Porterlleld aiiMouiuid tills afternoon that if Waliiioii WIIK Hot found hv (omcrri? charge the « mire jury. NO HOPE FOB BOBIED MINEBS >0 LIVE M.\X HAS BEE.\ FOOD l.> THE MI.\E. I 'iilj -six WidoHs and 1^4 Orphans .>ioiirn the Dre.idful Tragedy In Tennessee, i COMMISSION- AGAINST FEDEftAli CONTROL OF B. B. SECURITIES. TBINKS TIME IlltS NOT SOME TOO MUCH FEDERAL REGULATION WOULD IMPAIR STATE BIGHTS, ) One of the Most Important Ddctf* ments Issued for a Long Time. (By the Associated Washington, Dec. 11.— The Rallro Securities Commission, headed President Arthur T. Hadley. of Yale,, has reported that It would be prtuir ticaily impossible'at this time to plMO. issues of rai'road securities und^ Federal control. The commlBaftjO recommends that enforced publlottjf" for all railroad financing Is the mo|t effective weapon against stock Watering which the government has-at Us command. .\ The commission was created JJ» 1010 when the Senate refused to ac-; cepf a House amendment to a pcna-' ing railroad bill, providing that all future issues of stocks In rallroa^ securities be placed under the ctih- trol of the Interstate Commerce Com-' mission. Many of the Senate Denio^ crats opposed it as an invasion of state's rights. President Taft at the line told Republican leaders the party was committed to such a measure, but when it appeared Impossible to lass it, the President agreed to have" he clause eliminated, with the understanding that a commission to stud^ h'^ subject would be allowed. ThW vvas done and the commission began ivcrk in the autumn of 1910. PubUS hearings were held and Chainflan Hadley studied the problem abroad.' Tlie commission's report Is distinct y adverse t^" the legislation proposed in the railroad' bill. President Taft In transmitting the report to Congress today, declared hat he heartily concurred in the ret- ommendations. . , Tlic Commission's principal" conclua ions arc: -• ". That any attempt by .Congress to adr.i;t the policy of Federal roguraflon o 1 lie exclusion of state regulation (By the A .i -socl.itetl lYc.*') Biicevlile Tenn., Dec. 11.—With fen bodies, recovered and identified, the rescue parties today renewed i wo:iId be premature, their efforts to force the Big Cicssj Thv.i for the present state autborl- .'':ountain mine here to give up its : ties should make a concerted effort to dead. Having forced titeir way three miles into the mountain .ind beyond JDost of the cross entrances, niembcis of the rescue crew expected to' stumble onto coriise strewn chambers at any hour. The discovery of the first body this morning came at ten o'clock wbed a dead miner was found in a silting position In one of the inteiior chambers lie was Andrew Johnson. Indications were thai, he had been a victim of black damp. It is believed now tliat any men who might have escaped the fury oC the explosion were suffocated 1 y ga.^es. It is estimated that the ex- !''osion rendered fifty-six women widows and made a hundred and eighty-four children orphans. Two additional bodies were recov- (red this aliernoon In the Cross Mountain mine. They are those of Albert Rowland and Eugene Peters. 'I'Mn brings the total to nineteen l'oiiie< loiind. llriee\ll!e, Tenn.. Dec-. II.—Sltite j iiar:!ioni::c existing requirements. . Tliat Congress should _ prepaid fW the future'jby giving consideration td a Federal incorppration act which would permit interstate railroads to exchange their state charters for national ones. For the present, the Commission recommends that complete publicity be required to surround all Issues,of sr ^curities and that any interatatc railroad issuing stocks and bonds he -equired to furnish to the Interstate Commerce Commission a full statement of the details of the Issue, thV; purposes for v.-hich the proceeds are ro be used, and an accounting for the : >:| t^ndilures of sutJi proceeds. OiO OARBOW BBIBE JOBORS? loll on an official rescue i>arty of five Jilghl he will dl3- 1 ihai entered the Cross Mountain this afternoon. They were In the mine about two miles, it Is not known whether their Injuries are serious. Witness Swears (he Alloniej Was to .Vrrange for Payment. (By the .A.Msociiitcd Press) L<).s Angele.s. Dec. II.—whh the McNamara brothers at the state penitentiary, the afttn.iath of their case 'lividcd it.eif into two parts loday, cne being the preliminary exaiuina- icn of uiirt II. Franklin, diurged witlj ;:aviijg 'oribed a jirosiieotive juror ar.J iio ot;:er being conferences between .>.scar l-nwler. sj<ei-!al goveiur .iDnt prosecutor, and several wUnesse.? sammoned to aiqiear tomorrow before ihe Federal grand jury and tell what they know ot" the alleged dyn .iinllir .g eonspiraeles. The name of Clarence S. Darrow, .eiiief coun .sel for the McXan :ar3S, was brought Into the preliminary hearing of Burt H. Franklin, charged with bribery before Justice Voung today. George N. Lockwood, a venlreiiian whom Franklin Is accused of bribing, testified that Franklin told him he would see Clarence S. Dai row and arrange how the money shiuld be paid. The utterance created a sou- satidn. Lockwood declared he rejected the Franklin proposal, told District Attorney Fredericks of It. and the foP.ov/- Ing Saturday, after bis name had been drawn frog> the jury wheel, allowed Franklin to re-open negotiations oa the advice of the district attorney. The first offer. l.,ockwoo<l said; was of f2 000; the final one,|4.000. When the irntfer finally was brought uji. Lockwood said. FrankMn brought In Dar- raw 'B name. "Lockwood's testimony does not bring Clarence parrow legally imp (JETTIXJ TOGETHER IX CHI.V.V. Peace Conference Mill Be Held at Hankow Soon. (fly the A.s.sociatcd Press) Shanghai. China. Dee. 11.—General I.I Yuen-Heng, the Revolutionary com mander has telegraphed from Wu- Chang to rcjiresentatives of the Im- lierialist party that the Republicans bad decided to select Hankow as the place for meeting of the peace conference. Tang-3hao-Yi, representative of Pieir.ier "i'uan-Shl-Kai. left Peking yesterday to take iiait in negotiations with the revolutionaries among whom are delegatts from the various provinces. NEW ZEALA>D GOES WET. The People Defeat a General Prohibition Law by Direct Vole. (B .v the As.soclated Press) Wellington, .New Zealand, Dec. 11.— A proposal to adopt a general prohibition law against the sale of alcoholic liquors throughout New Zealand has been defeated on submission to the people. New York's Lnna Park Uurnln^. ir.v the As!«nciiit «Hl Prv«s) New York. Dec. 11.—Fire broke out today in Luna Park, on Coney Island. A few months ago Dreamland another of the Coney amusement resorts was swept by flames. At 3:30 over half of LiinSLPark had been destroyed, and th( flames were not then under control. Structures across the street were threatened, and the entire Island was In alarm lest the nrmes spread to other highly iOfbw able structures.' ' The New York office of Fi Thompson owner of the pa THE TARIFF eOJtflO 'S REPORT It will Not Heriimniend Redaction la Wool Schedule. (lly llie An;»f>cIiileU Prwia) Washington. Dec. II.— Although Ha final report will not be ready for several days, the Taiiff Board today laid before President Taft a comprehensive summary of its lnvestlgatloa_of the woo! industry. _No recommendii- tions as to reductions in the present wcci tariff are made. THEY BfV ASD SELL YOTES. rbat Is Charge Against PennsyWaiiia Electors hy Defeated Candidate. (By the Associated Press) Wa.<!hington, Dec. 11. —Charges tKfet vote buying and selling Is done la.ijie "open market" ini Fay«tte coutitr, Pennsylvania, that the notorttnis trft- ficking there rivals the sensatlphi)! (disclosures made in Adams cbalU^ Ohio; that the United States Steel Gpr imration. through its subsidiary panies, is a party to the bribery ai^ intimidation of voters, were made tgh day by Jesse H. Wise of "Waynesbttrg Pa., defeated candidate, for congr^iiai I c fore the House committee on elq^ tions. : ' ; • "'-•' Fuckers Case! Goes Slowly*;; iKv the Anwtclarod Pr<»»i « *• Chicago, Dec. 11. —Prospect? of aai early completion of the Jury ^nd ihe' beginning of testimony in the trlal^of- the Chlca.go packers didn 't "^appean bright when the Case was called today. Elev^ men are In the Jury hox . six of them »re to he questione'd and cross exanilned until It Is likely fe'w would remain. yo Prise Fights In Mluonrt. (By th» Associated Prean) Jefferson City, Mo., Dec. 11. eraor Hadley today ordered the Ne- vrdn. Mo., autborities to stop the nrfze fiirht advertised to be held there. "Prize fighting under the-gulse oJT^Si Ing mt^Et be stopped' erncr. said the , . -„ .made no estimate of the daml not In line with the condnct.of hiaUhe case." said Dfatrlct Attorney Fred- it is understood the loss win counsel, who fit least has the good crlckx at his oflice. tween |250,060 and .|300 000. Supreme CteBrt SttrWAt, ^-l^'. Washington. D«. ll.-HPIi%«OMvne ? \iX curt todar decBae* io *^-"«. - ^ ^ decree of, tbei^ curt approvinirttlltt Ian or tne •>T€^|>.TnntJkJi

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