The Indianapolis News from Indianapolis, Indiana on January 30, 1914 · Page 1
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IWDIAKAPOLI HH iUI Up ; i 'j. Ha ST EDITION ie'aB.u .)., r-j. JCt; Mara ceee t y. ....... ., J S71 thread tul ...... 1 I ?. ;,,7 1- fai: & vta r. in: n F J--T, i '.2. I FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY SO, 1914. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES ON TRAINS AND TWO rPVT?!' I"HA.KV.S TWENTY-FOUR PAGES l EVERT W HERR 1 a. t v ( A van V U1-. a.l-V v. i; m; NO....!-lT-i7 MM MS; 49 LIVES LOST TOO LAOS LOCKED MA FREIGHT CAR ALL NIGHT filRS. RUilYAH TELLS OF STULL'S THREATS BIG IMPROVEMENT BUSIESSSHOWS i " CHEER UP1 Carried From Hammond to Ft. Wayne and Found In Critical Condition From Exposure FT. iVATNi:, Ind.. January --Locked la a. box car by strange man w b four! them p'arlng near t h Lake Shore yards l'i jfnriTOor.l. late yesterday. Fnnk Kuxowskt. a eleven, and frank Poi-i,a;.f, n:ie. traveled all night and wre 5 r-rr-r-4 by trainm-en on a Pra-svlvsnia freight t-TT at HmK, wert of Ola city. about "J o'clock this nonimt T:.-y ar m a critical -condition aa th rmuit -f erpoire. Pennsylvania rom-pany "Jetectlvea ar working on th ewe. GQLDEIJ HILL SOLD FOR SUBURBAN HOME PLATS "Full Speed Ahead- Is the SIo-gan in All Parts of Country. Wife of Man Accused of Murder Testifies to Incidents That Led to Killing. Samuel Compers Arain Ad IJhtv-fivs of Paeseners and Crew of Old Dominion Liner Monroe Caved. dresses Miners in Reply ta Duncan McDonald. COAT NEARLY CUT IN TWO WHEN MIT BY NANTUCKET. SINKS OFF COAST OF VIRGINIA SURVIVOR FROM ILL-FATED VESSEL BROUGHT TO NORFOLK. WOMAN IS RESCUED, BUT DIES HEAVY FOO PREVENTS LOOK-OUTS FROM SEEING OTHER SHIP. Passengers Ar Thrown -From Brthg Whin Crash Comas, and Either Hntin to Deck Thinly Clad, V Co , Down Monro Cono In Tan Mln-wtee Aftar Water Poura ln--Saareh- light Alda In Rascuo of Many Who Ara Thrown Into Ocean Captain Is Among Thoso 8avd. NOIU'OLK. Ya.. January . Forty, nine live wr Ut In tha ley- water of tti Atlantic at t o'clock thla morning when tha. Old Dominion liner. Monro, 'was rsmmed amldshlp. practically rut In two. and sui.k wfthtn tan minute, twenty-five mile southeast of Ho Island "by th Merchants and Miner liner. Nantucket, Ilia forty-nine lost comprised I went y-flve passengers' and twenty-four members of tha craw, according to official ' wlrelees report , to tha Old Dominion Una here. Thirty Passengers " and flftv-f ra of tha craw war aovad. making tha Hat of rescued lghty-flv. . Captain Johnson, of tha Monro, and aM Ma officers but on were rnonc tha saved. Tha lost officer waa second an gireer. named Gatley. Brings Survivor tClghty.flva aurvlvore wara picked tip trtm tha se by tha Nsntocket. which res chad Norfolk at l:.Vp. m. . Only persons "haVlf.g tiuti'e-". Ihare. ra permitted to to on tha dock whey the tine r tll up. Nona of tha passengers '"tit ware saved had any frmntt ' cept tha night clothing worn whan the tmrr eont down. 1 James O'Connell. of Washington, vice- president of tha American Federation of JJkhor, ona of the survivors, wa HTrJ In Ms undcrclothlna;. Il ohtainrd othar rl.thfna on the Nantucket ami a aoon ae lie cuuM ret down tha rangplank ha ruhed to a telephone to tell Ma wife In IVaeMng'on of Ma aafety. i -Stand on Deck In Blankets. When thrt Nantuckvt dM-kel with heavy tativa covering her crumpled how and 'Inline to starboard, thouaande f people waited for tlie ir Ivors to dUemhark. llany f the racua1 atond on th deck wrnppeJ In blankets. Ttier were two dnad anion tltp wvmI from the water. TLo tio.ll fr tlWH of Mrs. Thoniaa Har-'rlnt)n. dkUfhter of J. Kelly. No, K Stevens street. Norwalk Conn., and Untenant Xsrand . Curtla. of the Kecon't- c-at artillery. Mra. llarrlnatnn'a lro1y, placed In a temporary cotTln. was litirno (roin the Nantucket. Hit huhaml "rv(uel tn leavo until the hd.v had been hroupht aatre, , , The tHxly of TJeutervaDt Curtla waa HcnlKlcd by "a. bamlkeK'hlef found In the pocket of hie ptt Jama coat.- ilm. IUr. rltiKton and Lieutenant Curtla both died after belnc takn from the water. Thomae lfarrlnrton, 'of nrtdaVport. Conn., Iiuntamt of the dead woman, told a. thrllllnR slory of the wreck. llarrlnaton and Jla wife were Utnn In the water and the man was awlmmlnc. with hi wlfe'a hair between his teeth, when the two were picked up, Mrs. Har rington died from exhauetbm after lw-lne kauled aboard tha Nantucket. Sand Out SOS Call.- TVhen the two bia: ahloa, plcklna; their way throuah a blanket of fo one bound north, the other bound south, met with a crh near the Winter quarter ahoa.1 Hahtshlp. 8 O S ralla rewchlnc out to' tha coaat statlona started every available afency of reacue Into action, but not soon enonch. XVMle t,e NaMitcket backed oft, low-rat boats and beraa sweeping the misty sew with ber searchltshta. tha Monroe, j he paaaenaera pitched aut of bertha In'' right clothes, sank like a plummet Tn tha BwtrHne; vortex of the sinking ahtp mei ahouted and women screwmed throush the mlt. The Monroe want down so quickly that there waa little time for UiTnchlr.jr boat" and It la believed that th enee saved wera those picked tup at once by the Nantucket. No Chance to Eacapa, Tha Wi tAd scarcely a chance to realtxe that death waa on them before they were etrusUna la the ea Tha JiKiml pMJwnitrr, of tha Monrw. rast asleep In ihetr cabins when tha two vea-,el carr.e toscther. went dowp to death with time for a ahrlek of despair Qr.1 . tcos kept awaka by tb anorttna sirens that wailed their uselvsa warntrucs throuh tha t4. knw w hea the vessels struvk. The rxst. tTroan frora their terths by the force of the coKisjon. heavy with Wp. ha.l barelv tlnia to struxicle to tne Jeck of the sir. kin mr bvtorv ti.ey rre rlunKeJ Into the wawr. Not ten nitnutes Intervene! let ween the tine the b'.uat low cf t:.o lurcbertsig Nntukvt crah-d i war ir io the eV!e of the Iir.lni'in l'.ncr ai.ii t ir- ',ma the latter slid under tbe Th elbty- t rc"""';cJ. who ere . t. 1 !:-.! in Nantucket today, were" l.ftt-J from t.- ley water alter their vessel had cone down. :ot't vepiels bad quieted 1 ri f ur the ht. hours l? -re the e-c:'.--. Cap tain Ccr.rr.'jsa ci rs;e Tr rt:t- --' O. M. PARRY CONVEYS ESTATE TO ARTHUR V. BROWN. FIVE LARGE TRANSApTIONS rve real estate tranaat tlons. approximating 2tt.VJ, were consummated today tbroin V'. K. tfvenaon at Co. The largest deal waa tha sale of Golden II til. the D- M. Parry estate . I o, Center township, adjoining the old Country Club. Tha pur. chaser ls:Artbur V. Brown, an attorney. The purrhae price la understood to be between J7i.0W and $J00.wa. D. M. farry eonveyed tha property. For Suburban Home. Golden 1U11 is ona of tha garden spots of Indlanapolla. .It la the Intention of Mr. Brown to aobdlvlde tha property Into tracts of ftye and ten acree for suburban homes. Tha property comprlaea a little more than elsrhty acrew. The weet end will be divided Into ten-a-re tracts and t)a east end Into fir a-acre plots. A system of drives and boulevards will be laid out. Tha second la re-eat deal was the sale of properly In Nrrtt Capitol avenue, occupied by the ltbaon Automobile Com -pa Dr. Carl O. Fisher made the conveyance to Kdward ale for approximately if.vii. Tha property Is Improved with a four-story brick bulWln. and has an elKhty.foot frontage tn Capitol avenue. Carl J. nher aleo transferred a reel-denca site at Z North "apttol avenue, to Oliver O. Bain. The consideration waa $12,wn. Tli property has a Ofty-fl've-foot frontage In the avenue.- Irvlngton Property Traneferred. Twelve acres In Irvlngton ware sold by Oliver O. Bain to Kred Wurster for 1(0.004. The property la between Ixwell avenue and P1eaaat run. It l to be subdivided Into lots. Krneat Wurster bouKht" four houses In Houth Kast street from Oliver O. Bain for .&. JAMES O'CONNELL, V,P. OF A. F. L ON MONROE ALSO MEMBER OF INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION. RESCUED BY NANTUCKET WAKHINGTON. January . -James O'Connell. vtce-prealdcrit of the American Federation ef Labor, and a member of the new federal Industrial relatione commission, was a nrst-claaa Pa see riser on the steamer Munroe. which was sunk m collision off the Virginia coast early today. Mr. O Conneii was among those rescued by tha Nantucket. Compere Expresses Joy. Samuel Gompera. president of the American Federation of I.abor. expressed much y today when h learned that his friend. Jamea O'Connell, v lea-president of the association, bad been saved from the wrecked ateamer Monroe. Mr. Gompers said that Mr. O'Connell waa tn his Vay to New York to attend a meetlna of tbe federal Industrial relations committee, of which he la mwilwr, and also to see a new grandchild. STREET CAR STRIKES A UV S. MAIL AUTOMOBILE Jamee Stafford, Who Was Crossing Street, Seriously Injured Taken . to City Hospital. A street car, which emcrgol raHdly this afternoon from the subway at the union station, struck th rear of Vnlted State mall automobote In Illinois street. causUig the automobile to luntce violently acatnst the curb at Jackson place. Jam- Stafford. Uli Og.len street, was seriously Injured. JitafTiMPd was taken, to the city b-v-v'tat. Ilia hip waa broken. The car tracks curve near the curb at that toint. -and etreet cars tunilnx out of the subway usually move rapidly tn trder to mount the Incline. The mall automobile was leaving for the t-ostoffl e. btatTord. who Is a street car iiiolurnian, was croaalng the street to the east side, and waa between the automobile and the curb.-against which he wan thrown alth violence KJtd held by the automobile. II. S. Oude waa In charge of the, and Vlmtw llauxht was the driver. The automobile waa not badly damaged. WABASH RAILROAD TO BE SOLD AT FORECLOSURE NO BID OF LESS THAN $34)00X00 CAN BE ACCEPTED. SO ST. LOUIS COURT ORDERS ST. LOUIS, January 3P. TVSe eaJe ef the Wabash railroad at foreclneure was authorise.! toJav bf Klmcr B. Adams, l imed Stated circuit Juda. Jude ,1dm Ur-cted T Ua t rw b-l toe tle rrf- rl v lower t!ian t- c- O be nnl arxl 1 rval the aalc l- r.x- tttM.ut aprraisvrnent. Krum to Have Charge. Chester H. Krnm. f ft. LouU, was ar pointel spt1! master ta -execute tbe s.le. IIW bond waa flxed at JlvV. All biitU'-r-s wi!l t-e required to urpiit with Mr. Krum $l.7,..10 or $.!'. -Vs in Wabasn t.rt refumun ?r extension mortgage b 1 I drCre-e of f trtpcVoMjre wras haitJvd Towi on nwtinn of tbe K-:ui table ' Tri.-i t'ompanv cf New Vo k, which, aa tnia-I ho.J -L'.i In the bvnd f thr Vaban. Tbe ntkvn of toe t:jnitabW-was submitted to Jodiee - ilimn yrster-dsy with ih. aniHirM-err!ent that a ri r f tvvrt - r.-.TAl Kn bud been made s I r- lactory ".t.e t riite and the rxrcx-ier, Must Pay Equitable. Tbe uVcrre uf Judte Adm Jirects that within l 1' days the Wabash Rtlrtjad Coinisiv shall rav the luitst-ie Truji C"tr;wHT $.Tl.t-'l as l'ilrr. twi te frt n..irlKi;e tn from J j!r 1. I -:;. n the nwl raaUe its txst Cilwlt li.UIul CU EEM.i.lS. ... SAYS STULL PROVED FALSE Pretended to Bo Friend", Yet Tried to Win Wife From HusbandHie Twenty-Eighth Birthday. I By H. Bled sett. Msf Cimsji Tae ladlaaaealss News CTiAWTOr.DSVILXE. Ind.. January T Thla Is Edith Runyan'a twenty-eighth birthday, aod aha spent it In the witness box testifying for ber husband. Walter Runyan. who is charged with unlawfully killing Artie M. HtuIL She will again be a w ttna .tomorrow, and It may be that her cros-exam!natlon by Ira Clouser prosecutlag attorney, will continue over Monday. The painful remembrance of tha birthday anniversary a year ajo cme to her and hers as she told her story to th twelve Impassive men who have It In their power with a single word to take her husband from her and make little Byron worse than an orphan. A year ago there waa Joy and happtneaa In the Run Tan home. It resounded with music, the clatter and chatter of children, the gay laughter of smiling maidens. SLnd on Its threshold neighbors were greeted with the warm graape of friendship. Tha honeat n reside delights of rural life were there and every countenance waa bright with smllea and glowing with Innocent amusement aa the board groaned with broad hospitality. Sorrow Takoa Mlrth'e Place. '(ne year ago the day waa abandoned to mirth and good-fellowship. Arlle M. Rtull waa there , Now he sleeps under a mound In the churchyard. Walter Kun- yap waa there. Tpdar he alts In a court j o' JtiMKe on trial for his life. Today hap- I p'ness is a stranger to her. Friendships ; are weeping with her and sorrow's mln- j Isters are attending her. A malady that i meillctne can not reach la prrytnir on her. A year ajco ahe waa so happr. Today so mlerable. and there is only twelve months between the extremes. Oently. kindly and carefully. Charles MeCabe, attorney for the defense, led Mrs. Itunvtn through the labyrinths of the ' law. The weunded dove hidea the Injury at Its vitals and so this woman bides her wounds In the receasea of her heart as she told of Incidents here, related circumstances there, repeated conversations, detailed events. explained statements and lived again the Uvea of her husband and herself with Arlle HtwlL Tender Looks for Her Husband. There was a deep fondness in the looks she turned toward her husband as ahe testified how Arlle .Stull had tried to d'.g a pit for his friend by placing a letter from Hoxle Hart In h!s pocket and then telling her how to flrd It She sr?nl-d on Mm with amiability and sweetness when she related how slic" had forgiven him for ma run air inn m Th ijiv iistr rn.w rwr f.ther a, m'.h ia.1 ad Wrr-t. ptfnm to aod Mow Vrcy.kud agrt-ed to tiegin anew and forget t.'te past. Al! through her testimony, brought aut by Mr. McCabe'a questioning could' be read the story of Walter llunyan's defense. The falsa friendship ( Arlle Stull. the Infatuation for the wife of tho man who had aided htm tn getting an education, the desire to ome between Walter llunyan and hla wife that he might possess her. the attempt to turn Ksqulre Husk against Walter that the Husk acres In tune might be his; the warnings of Htuil'e hatred she had given her husband, all leading up to llunyan's fear for his life that, tbe defense says, he saved retaking that of Stull. Miaa Roxie Hart Arrivea. Roxle Hart, "the woman In the case," arrived thla morning from Centralla. 111. and w 11 Ibe a wltneaa fur the defense. BUe refueee to talk now. but aaya ahe will tell her story on the witness stand and absolve Walter Jlunyan from wrongdo- Ina. except as to the flirtation between them, kllsa Hart and her father wr in th- courtroom thla afternoon and were interested listeners to the testimony. Every uii. In the room :cr-jt the:r ey-M rlvetel m her as she st with Mr. arid Mrs. Esquire Kusk. Miss Hart wre a veil, but seemed fully The defense hopes to have Mrs. Itunvtn. late today, describe. In detail, the h hooting of Arlle M. Stull by Walter Kunysn. but tt la possible the actual story of the t raxed - will not be given until tomorrow morning. Before the coroner Mrs. Kunyan testified : "I was on my knees praying that they would not harm each other. Arlle attacked Walter and said. I will kill you.' Waltrr pushed him away and he came again, and By that time Walter had the revolver out of hia pocket, and in the strujrfcle shoe Arlle In the hip. That was the llrst shot. The second lime Walter shot Arlle was kind of on his elbow The left elbow. The third time he fired Walter Continued on Page Thirteen. WEATHER INDICATIONS. UNITED STATES tSXATUOi BUREAU. Indiaaapo.ia. lad.. January SO. Ula. Tempers! ore January Sk mk T a. m e 13 a. M 1 P Jsauary T a. tn 11 nv. 1 r. m .. si. iti. HaranHt II am. M 3c .- Local Forecaal Lecal foeecwat far lad'.anapoljs sad vi-ctatts for tae teeaiy-fowr hours main 7 p. ta Jaaeary XI 1'ae.ttied t- Btchl. tatarday fair and warmer. For era s fe Indiaaa: Fair txtn. assettied alb part tonlht; Satardty fair, mnsshtt Fcrevasl f irprea: it ami:? cssody Mwlgtti es-l saturJa? with rala er aaes aoa7h part: rising tetnperatura KsturOay and aenh l luaiget: Beo-fai.. uub4c stMi rereiwst f"e Ohio: taarttlrd lotngbt and SaturOsy. f.k prpfrably snoe ; colder tonight. -Waetket ax CJtker OlW-Ita loilewUsg- taale shews Ue eiats ef the steativer ra ether ettlee at t a. as.: tsr. Trrp. Wta. AnriliK Tea. - - .... J 1 HllOl a 2 . . ss VMS . ... r M itKsrA I r . s (-nnnjir-. 1. fc.. a 4. .e faW- .- ..... I Ci k. Me'-eae. M s. U jofcjaw.vtx. " - . M aBMt . - t.g. Hi ct ara. - a ?s jkaaes. 4 a. ... ... . Ss Me4ie A'-s - - . a j vn L- i . 1st, t- . i.- isiurA. . M KA- N- x at fittsere. w . f.t kl vr- e K.mJ HT. n va AnKMisk Tx ..... at Me. rrsacisr. t ai. . et Sl t.-u. ....... ... . ai M V s mI. Mtea. . . .-. .. ... . JS X wttt-iBtw b C l x: Clv-ely ".ar ""w4.r -mmr Toeiy Xs- rf (Ml -i-v1 fiesetir iTT.. cwl rVMttfy is . L V II Vi Lh. H Mcurly Tsmperature. a. an. . 14 a. as. ...... a. as. it a. ex. 1? nv. I . n rs VS. a 1rifTnrJ 77) least i I iSpa CATHOLICS TO BOYCOTT PLAYS NOT APPROVED WILL ESTABLISH -WHITE LIST" FOR NEW YORK THEATERS. CARDINAL FARLEY APPROVES NEW TORK. January Hereafter tyiere will be a censorship, according to the standards of the Roman Catholic church, of every play on the New York stage, and after February 2. when the Catholic theater movement will be put under way. no member of the church In good standing may see any play not on the "white list." There will be no blsck ilst Cardinal Farley haa written a letter fully Indorsing the movement. It Is expected th.n bishops throughout the country will enlarge the work began by Cardinal Farley. A conimittee named by the cardinal at a meetlnn a year ago. when he told his views of modern drama, particularly criticising problem plays, has since been at work and will retort on Monday. It 1" sed to send out an appeal askina all ; . . .. . . i . . i . . v..iiio ri Wsfd w1f.v.h step win bw to send out postal earns which, when stewed, will be returned to head'juarters. These hsve this pledire: "I promise to avoid Improper plays and exhibitions and to use my Influence that others do likewise." Cardinal Farley la the advisory head of the movement and Monslcnore Ivelle la worklna out his ideas. The president Is Kdward J. McOulre. Bank Robbers Take 14.000. LYERI.Y. Ga . January 0. Robbers dvnatnlted the vault of the Bank of Ly-rrlv. a Hate Institution, shortly after ml.'.n'.s-ht. und efcaped with H.wi. HONAN POINTS OUT THE SAYS TROUBLE WOULD RESULT IF MONEY WERE MISSING. EMERGENCY CALL POSSIBLE Jncob I'latt Iunn.. meniler f the Indiana library commission and of the Indiana Historical Society, authority on Indian langutiirt. author of the 'Tom Marshall" Constitution, and now city controller, every chance In the world to get his feet "wet" If he continues to Insist on transferring alnut one hundred and idty thousand dollars from the trat k elevation funds of the city to the general fund to use in paying city hall Janitors and other current expenses of the Bell administration. In an informal discussion of the Mtuatton Thvnun M. Ilonan. attorney-general, aald today that Mr. Dunn might find himself serlouelv embarrassed n ae he made the transfer as contemplated and- then found that a smiden -a i em-rg-ncy callei lor me using oi any 1 . ... . . .. . n . I ... i. . . .. I.. . n.. ik.i he baa promised he will lay the big sum buck to the special fund for which It has been sirumuUted Statute Mcana What It Saya. An examination of the track ele-vatlon statute of 1S11 left Mr. Hnnan of the opinion that the following phraseology of the statute m.-ans Just what it save: and aur-h funds so raised by said additional kvy of rents shall not be ued for any other purpose than as specified in this a t. but sliall be a continuing fund, and no wrrrt or wamnta shall be drawn acainst Kaid fund f.-r anv other purpose than the payment of the eiets of such altera t ions In said grade crossings, and t drpn-Munn or eievatlon of aa;d steam rail-roaad tracks as betein providel. and the payment of lb bonds Usued by said citv fr fad pcrpse as heretn provi.led . Danger in Possibilities. "Surh a plan aa Is suggested might be all light if the oftclal should chance te get by with It.'" Kald Mr. Hocan. "The grntt c.Rjlrr lie, oowiw. in xne pM it pcest. Ttie funds for track dotation oHijtilaU a special fund a.vl it Is sw Ksal ! tis iIhs. funis tor other purpose. - That l. it Is not lesal to lvae thiwe fusMis rfivlng should a ca.;i be made upon them from any aouerw. It suiA a situation t! r would arls-grae (RiUrrsMnent. 1 belie-ve. i tbe otr.clais w n. had used t bem foe purfOMi not s-tiecirsrally set out aa legal tn the statute creating the pe-iat tax and Its resultant IvjivJv" Mr. Ilonan a optfione generally rwlde ttsm state tvoart of scrounu. ta-e tionr- mpr and all eher stale omrtola in tbecr J sorfc. althowsn thr. ef course, are of i tlo t rTect ta a formal court wf snion. Tbe iattorwey-generai f not autf.'.naed te 1 ctve oi-inwai to private IndivslaaJs. and ! tbe queation f luin contemplated ac- t vn ku w i u " -i' Ivtion in any but an informal 1 Piftv Thou no Dollars Stolen. aV I;a-Tt)V-ON I"-N. Jaauwry- fifty thousand . dktilar ra ash vti strOen here todir klV the nixlH were belfC tranif'rred 1mm a ra:lr-ad tram to r,e piomce i rv. giiemmf :.; t&j wro change rested. toe nia.l waa ar- DANGER IN DUNN'S PLAN MATBE IT'LL. BE WARM TOMORROW. GETS NEW LOCATION. E. O. Langen Company to Open Storo In Msrchanta Bank Building. The E. O. Langen Company, dealers in women's spparel. has leased the second floor of the Merchanta National Bank building, and will open lta new store there March 1. The entire stock of the company was destroyed by fire at the Washington street room where the company had been In business for years. PRISON SENTENCE WILL BE HERMAN HAAS' LOT IS FOUND GUILTY OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER. TERM IS 2 TO 21 YEARS A Jury in criminal court late today found Herman aas guilty of Involuntary manslaughter, carrying with It a penalty of two to twenty-one years tn tha state jirlnon. llaai ju accused mI Mrs. Alta Hawkins befe her marrlagev at hla home and saloon, K3 Vs Wane avenue. It Is understood six of the Jurors first voted for the electric chair and that the other six were divided between murder In the second degree and manslaughter. Argument by Frank P. Baker, county prosecutor, and James IX Ermston. attorney for Haas, kept the Jury In court until after o'clock last night- Each side had two hours for argument. Baker Demands Death Penalty. Baker asaerted that the stste. In view of the evidence, was Justified In asking thst the Jury send Haas to the electric chair at Michigan City. The prosecutor declared that while some things had not been explained by the state, on which lay the burden of proof, the things that ! had not t-een explained were not essential. He pointed out that the states wit-neMs liad seen Mrs. Haas at the upstairs window ervlog for belo: that later they heard two or three shots flred and that she then staggered out of the New . Jersey street door. The prosecutor said It was his theory that liaaa had already shot his wife once when she appeared at the window, for bhxsl waa flowing from her neck and shoulders. Declares Haas' Story Untrue. Hoping to set out of the building. Baker said. Mrs. Haas went downstairs and was met ag-aln by her husband with tbe shot-Kun. Then Haas, according to the prosecutor's theory, shot his wife twice. Baker Continued on Page Thirteen. PROSECUTOR BAKER IS. AFTER AUTO OWNERS TWELVE HUNQREO, AFFIDAVITS IN EMHARDT'S COURT. "SHY" ON 1914 LICENSES Twelve hundred affidavits are , being sworn out In the court of Christian J. Kmhardt. Justice of the peace, under the direction of Frank Baker, county prosecutor, arainet automobile owners who have failed to set 1511 licensee from the secretary of state, or who have failed to display the 1514 number plates, supplied by the secretsry of state. In the front and the beck of their maehlnea. Constables and dettity constables from Emhardt's r.iurt started out today to serve the war. rants, and tave thus far served more than fo-ty. flees for lenity from automobile owners, who hate failed to comply with th law. met with no favor on the pert of Baker, who sal ' that all must suffer the cnsej uetx ra The penalty of violating tk.r law Is a fine of fl and costs, or a total of tit. Only Ona Thing to Do.' Baker aald that the liat e-f owner against whom affidavits win be filed win number tnre than co thousand two hundred. He ea'.d a!l the persona whe are s-ulrtT of violating the law ha 't rv4 been listed, but wrould be br-tnrm. l)-s recsrst campalsn wwe over. AH th cases w 1 I Us tried m Emhar-It'a court. Emhar1t aald while there nil M be aucrve nun were a mistake ha. I bn made rrvoer e4 t e -rsTs would hat nothing t pt pew4i gui.iy and rar np- Old Number Used. Tt-e Pre:ent campaign tnlml the vlo-' "wr on l's e:. and i.e was tv rown o j . , K ... , I of th machine. I n. Kwi. an W'.rf !n LstKWia of tbe motor v law su', tn l-rmiri Harrison s-i m.Z. started Saturday, when I li. intingiiam. i t-i,;rt t on lb r.Md. se-retarv ef state, hsitas . en?la t ot county and ov-r vrti ti t.'roi tie tiie In enforfira: the lr a'emplalnts from .JTrent cities tt the state tfcat ante eanera were altemrtlrg to use their last year's auto In. been restcbiog Mr. riimium. me Mum..t ' i rami.UIfiinf thai lrr.t te-sinesa men of ta-t c:ty wtrej aU20c lie law violatcta. CI COFFIN RETIRES AS IIILII BELIEVED CHILDERS HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE PLACE. BRIDGE WORK IS DISCUSSED Charles E. Coffin today retired aa a member of the board of park commissioners after fifteen years continuous service. It wss expected that Mayor Bell will announce a successor to Mr. Coffin, late this afternoon or tomorrow. George K. ChlMera. a real estate dealer, who Uvea In the south part of the city, ta believed to have been selected for the position. Mr. Coflln some time ago notified the mayor that on account of his business Interests he would not te a candidate lor reappointment. The board appointed a committee consisting of 1 rr. Henry Jameson, president; Johu J. Appel. a member, and Elmer W. Stout, at'.omey for the board, to prepare aa appropriate resolution on Mr. Coffin's long service. This reeolutton will be .submitted and adopted next Friday. Xlr. 'hi Were Is regarded aa the mayor's nroliable selection, because It Is known hie RTVTvolntfru nt ivroM b satisfactory tt Xiiuni.ri of the board. 1,11am I. UtooUs. an attorney, la also being mentioned for tbe vacancy. The mayor met with the board today and a number of matters were discussed Informally, without any definite action being taken. Amona tha questions discussed was the rebuilding of that part of the Meridian street bridge acmes Fall creek, which was destroyed In the flood last March; the building of a retatnlne wall along the south and east bank of Fall creek from Collcire avenue to Thirtieth streets and provisions for playgrounds for the south part of the city. It Is understood the mayor will ask the county to bear a part of the coat of re-buiMing the Meridian street bridge. . MANY MOTHERS FRANTIC "BABIES' ROW- FIVE-ST0RY APARTMENT DESTROYED. I SEVERAL FIREMEN INJURED CHICAGO, a five-story south side. January JOl "Babies row." apartment building on tha so-called because children swarmed Its entrances, crumbled before the attack of flame driven by a stiff gale. There waa no lusa of life. Tbe property loss Is $j'.,o. Three firemen were hurt. Kpontaneoua combustion In a mass of rubbish la the basement started tbe fire, klrs. William Masaover. who live on tbe Iirst floor, sprang from her bed to her-4 nlxrit gown a ret ran to the dosen entrances to the building, pressing: beUa and warning oceupanta to flea. Many Carrying Babies. In less than ten minutes nearly one hundred w-xnen In n'.fht clothes, half of them carrying babies and ecr earning- hysterically, ran Into the street, facing bitter blasts from the lake, a block distant- They were taken to the Drexel Arma hotel and the Chicago Motorcycle' Club and supplied with doming Terror-stricken women begged firemen to save their children from the upper noora. and several thrilling rescues down h re escapes, coated with ke. occurred. A taxtcab rushed through the big crowd and an elegsntly dr seed woman sprang out and broke through the Hr. lines. Save my baby." she sbrvked. "I left him asleep on the fourth floor when J went to the theater." Firemen seised her as she waa about to dash Into the Dames and she fainted. Eaploalona In Basement, Additional explosions la the I see merit following tbe arrival of fir companies, frtgbtened horses attached to truck No. 19. They dashed madly toward the lake and !ewrf Giteon. a suffered Uukrit legs ar.d two other mrnisri of tr.e same compary were In. ''j red. Tr:e ramea after desrrojlng the New Bedford apartment- i-iir- row." swept the Ilardv buiUlog. adjoining, and ai-Laj-ked two 04ber apartroert liousea. Ibe poiVce eerie tola y arrested rtx mea and tmva. suspecied of looting the lurl.lrg bu idiega. . DR. T. VICTOR KEE?E HURT. Hie Arm Fractured When He Was Thrown Out of His Machine. I r. T. Verloe Keeste. a member of tV city board f health, eoflered a f rat tire f hla left arm between the elbow and rial torlar. whew bis 'IItv.-1. turned MEMBER OF PARK BOARD PANIC IN CHICAGO FIRE; ai.ljat'V-t teres n.H-s Boch t-f Ir.lutnai.'ii ghout I"- Ksen attri'rtited the vlr-t to tl j::rTry rvd. lie was a'-.c l-i the auti :yH4 Wl.-n trie arvivUit t -; ! el. Steamship Arrivals. K"CLf sSNE. Jsnaary Nieuw J i t r-am. N w orav. CHEIIB t"l.''. January T ! New VuC I'ruUect BANKS READY TO LEND Orftcial Government Reports Indicate Confidence In tha Future Favor able Conditions World-Wide, a Tae tasisaaasMa New SS WysU IswUdlag. WASHINGTON. January 3a Tha command.. Tull eteed ahead ha been Issued- with respect to business. Pub!: men her ar displaying a good deal mors Interest tn this Information than In th legislation that la pending before the congress or In the problema. vexatious as they may be. nith which th Fresident is dtaltnc. The best source of information her aa to business conditions ta. wf course, the I'nited t-tate treasury, and m that de partment th mc f th controller of tbe currency. Whea the controller's otTio says that tne purs strings ar being loosened It does not speak on hearsay evidence, but base th assertion on official Information, and this statement la now made without any resarvaUon, From every part of th country comes the Information that buslnnaa haw atarted forward with great conf.dencw. It js as serted tnat tn banks, which for a coa- siderabl period had been extremely con eervatlv in extending credit, ar now. tn many Instance, actually seeking to lend money. Testimony to this effect Is not only coming to th treasury department. out io many putxic men in communlca tlons from their constituents. 4 Refused Offers of Money. For In st s nee. Representative Cdaaa. ef Virginia, tha joint author with .Senator Owen, of Oklahoma, of tho federal reaerv legislation, related today that during th week h received calls from two men who ar Interested In extensive business enterprises. One of thee men waa from I'ennsylvanla and the other from Mich Iran. i:ch said to Representative Glass that whereas be was unable three months ago to get money with which tn carry on h bualneea. he Is now having to refuse money prof erred htm by hla bankers. The rate of Interest has also fallen. It Is generally known that while tli banking and currency legislation waa under consideration ther wss a tightening up In money matter. Bankers throughout th country very generally curtailed credit. Some of the more conservative financial Institutions practically refused to put out money at all. Thla action on the part of the banker led some persona to believe that there was a concerted effort on the part of the bankers to defeat banking and currency legislation. - Pursued Conservative Course. As a matter of fact, the bankers wera really pursuing an extremely conaerva tlv course while awaiting developments. witn tn enactment ofth federal re serve Uw there came a change. The lnkers Immediately acerteo. the new legislation without reservation, and of the seventy-five hundred national I Minks in i.i country, more than six thouaand have already Indicated a desire tn help make th new federal reserve system a success The financial experts find It difficult to explain tn sudden loosening of th purse strings. Most of them seem to believe that the confidence with which the new federal reserve system baa been received haa had much to do with the change. The country also seems to. hsve become convinced, at last, that the Wilson administration has no quarrel with honest business. The failure of the new tariff law to precipitate trouble for manufacturers has also, the experts say. undoubtedly had a good deal to do with th restoration of confidence. Improvement In Europe. According to th Information that Is coming Into th tresaury department, the financial Improvement In conditions Is world-wide. It la pointed out. for In stance, that th Bank of England has re duced Its Interest rat three time this month, and that th Bank of Franc has reduced lta rate simultaneously with the Bank of England. . Naturally thla chsnge for the better across th water ha been reflected in New Tork city, and the New York In-r ne nee Jm felt throughout the United Plate. The foreign merchandise credit fig urea published yesterday have. It la asserted, had a good effect on business. These figures showed th exces of exports over Imports of merchandise for th year to be iCUT7.S4. Week-end Reports. This surpassed any previous record In th history of the country. Along with this showing ram" that other showing that. In spit of th new tariff law. which aom persons said would flood tbe United States with the cheap goods of 1'urop, there was a decrees of Imports during the year. The week-end Industrial reports from every section of the United Htate are most encouraging. They tell of renewed activity along every Industrial line. According to these report tbe steel Industry will oon be back to w her It was befor the world-wtle depression In business came on. nd from New Eurland cornea tbe story that the textile mills are preparing for one of th busiest season they have ever bad. RAILROADS ORDERED TO CANCEL HIGHER RATES PROPOSED INCREASE ON FABRICATION IN TRANSIT. INDIANAPOLIS MADE PROTEST lf-clal te Tbe ladianapotis N.waJ WASHINGTON. January M -The Interstate eomm-rce rijtnmt.l,n tly l.-'icd an order requiring the Fenaalvaala rosvd Company, tbe New York C'entr-sJ Line., the Baltimore at Ol.i'i, the !..- nailroal Company and the M',Utli I'.al.-tiad Company ta arrcel t'.e pn.;-,-,-! fabrk ation-ln-lraro-lt rst- In C r.;rl Freight A ial Uti territory, a ad li retain tr-e ii. M rf.arf of I .:. a h-inire-l as a maximum at the fa'TV ati"n-iii-lrr."it pr.v,-. Tbe 'ham'-r of " aa one of i i.e ein.fiainnts in t h . -e . "1 i.e retlr'-ea la o w-."ii aii- nr 'e-1 t It . reae Ih fUrr- t: r f (.- -. - sm. 7 tie .mc i t.r..- ao.. .1 have ejected tre (r.n-ri rn i at P- f.lwnc In.l.-iria I r. : i-s-'ai" i Knie, '.! rr ifar.i'.-, .Sr.ra.O. l;u fcetr, L..' art, and Alti-a, Increase Was Two-Thirds More. At ail of tl.e-ve r l! 'trr f..r f .ir a'i"n-in-tn:i.t eri i- at 1 l'-i cents a hn.ired i-.n-ls Tf.- r.i.::-rk4la rnt - . -1 to irifr.ii t . r-iie ti 2 ;a cent a i.njH pn". I ii'i.r ti. Ccnt:r.yed on Pa;s Th:rtet-u LATTER INSISTS "BOOZE. FIGHTERS" ARE AT HEAD 0FA.F.L CITES SEATTLE CONVENTION DECLARES HE SAW FEDERATION HEAD INTOXICATED. MACHINE METHODS ALLEGED ILLINOIS MINER SAYS POLITICS FIGURES IN FEDERATION. Eastern Labor Leader Then Te!'e Delegate Attack Wat Cowardly and Waa Made Before Men Whose Mlnde Had Bean Polaoned 'Against Him Recalls Tim When rina Workers Appealed for Aid and Cot It Moyer Also Speaks.. Th report of th speech ef 9am-. uel Ooropera befor tne miners' convention will be found On i'ags 12. Duncaa McDonald, ef Illinois, made a speech to the miners convention this morning la which be made the charge that ther ar "boos fighters' at the head of tba American Federation of Labor. Samuel Oompera, president cf ths American Federation, sat within four feet of Mcrvonald while the latter Fpoke. Tt was aald bar yesterday that I had charged the officer of the American Iil, eratlon of Labor with being boote fght-rM said MclHnald. "I did make th statement that ther were 'baos Tenters' at th head of th Arnerl:tn Federation of I-ahor, and 1 ara gt lng to prove It. "Last year when the American FeJira. Hon of Labor conventloa w fce!4 iw'. Seattle. I hs my -wlf with me wl i t there. At li hitel la Sa;: w' 1..-. a room nrtt to wj.jch was a room c cupied by a resolutions comn.iitee. Could Not Sleep. "We retired about tr.idr.lght. but tfers' waa so much nols In the next room t.itit' w could not sleep. I went to thst room and caller Jim McIoiia:d.. w ha was In the room, and told him that they would hat to cut out the noLse. They were singing and usir.g obscene larguac. ""Jim McDonald said he would see what h couli do. But the noise increased. I went to the hotel clerk and told Mm about th conduct, and I heard Mra tell them they would bave to stop It. This did no good, and Z went to tha door of the room again and rapped. A man opened the door and I told him I wanted to sea Jim MctVmald. and when I looked In I saw the bunch sitting around tha table, and at tha head of that talis waa 8am Gompera, howling drunk. "Liar,"" Shouted Compare. "Liar, slanderer, Compere shoutel wber McDonsld made this statement. Gorapers pounded a table In front of him and b and McDonald glared at esc it other. . . "1 m not a liar, said McDonald. Tea. you are," Go m pen aald. There wss wild spplaus when McDonald mads bis direct charge of Intoxication against Gompera the being led by th Svclallsts In the convention. Howls, ysils and cat calls ml- led. "Gompera tella yoa bow wcil he love John II. Walker, of Illinois." said l!c- I Km Id. "Just to show how well be loves him was. shown one night st Atlanta dialog the convention f the American Fed eration of Labor. Compere cams Into th hotel lobby after b haj been out celebrating. "He threw hla arma around (5 rocs Law rence and said. 'John Walker. I lavs you like a brother. " MrlK.nald Insisted that delegates from the miners hsr been Insulted In the con ventions of the American Federation c? Labor, and be charged that all to Gompera. Machine Methods Charge, McDonald charged that the Amcrl-ai Federation of labor waa In t-m hands cf a machine. He aaid men who held certain political views could tot get porl-tions In the American Federation. "If man Is a Democrat be can get rec:altion." aald McDonald. lie said some years ago Iva r.o, a former ofTlcisl f tha rr.!.-..'rs, was a car.l.iste for congress at t ; rir.r".: Hi.. and ue rerr.c-ra; ',c can1i!at him was a barker ar.d n 1. : , ' mel Caldwell, TLe Anr1raa l'i eratlon of Lab-.d" sent an r.r,:ir u y. rlr.fSeil to work fur Ca.:!sr, :L Ir,i th American '.ion le'r John IL Wakr when he wns a car ':-ia'e f rr for.treM at Danville? No. it c 1 rrt. Ji.fcn Wa'aer waa rur..-'.- cn t i .-lai:st tl'Wet, ai.d they s: 1 It sc. 1 re t do. Vlev on Asseismeet C.ei! si. The Americas l'e.' .' '..' n ;rT5rs s. ca:i r t lrj rent for t? e miay tf tl.e in Kr.a cov-ii r.t: c f I Ji 1 -. a u - . I.e . ; ij t ' e t - se.smer.t. ar.J tl.ey wc ." t n t l -t c .t cf the f-v"J ' I.' t a-.r.Li.:. -a or er.jr r.ii car. r t r v not jar the l'"'l I -7 t---y 1 b-tt.r i-e cn the o-'f '.-." M-.' ...! fi':ed t J-' stt.-.-.. ;. -r-: ers -n t :!';; -e ! - -l...- ;- t 1 ! .;-:,. a f r hi r t. "V. i .a I w A ! t : e .V ' sr.J ti -i : of t r r r ta f i f t C:- c r - -l Y ' li, ?XifV- fa. - '''i;

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