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The A great deal of publicity would jjjjl an unworthy enterprise as. surely as it would "make" a worthy one. ERALD. Full Leased Wire Report of Associated Press. VOLUME 30. XO. 91. DECATUR, ILLINOIS. TUESDAY, JANUARY 1911. TWELVE PAGES. 'PRICE 2 CKNTS. Begatob DIES DEFENDING Aaron's Fish Train Runs, in Site of Ice CAPITALS OF STATE AND NATION RESPLENDENT IN INAUGURATION CEREMONIES AND RECEPTIONS SPRINGFIELD IS FOR COMMISSI Bl 650 MJU1IT f COMMISSION FORM OF GOVERNMENT TALKS No. 36. THE W1I.I. OF THE PEOPLE. TIIK people comprise Itae rent aonrce of power, city government, mn all other Korernment, Is Intended primarily for the benefit of Hhe people. Yet the tendency of politicians la constantly tto lofce night of this fact; and to look to their own selfish ends. This will always be true as lona; as hnman nature continues as it Is. Hence the big problem in city government Is how to make the will of the people sufficiently effective to protect their owu Interests. It lsnt under the ward system. Hence the ward system In actual practice fulls to be representative government. Under commission ftovernmeot responsibility Is directly centered upon the individuals entrusted with the conduct of the citys affairs. Furthermore the people retain certain powerful functions at present exercised by the city council and mayor. The result is that t'he city officials through force of public sentiment and Individual responsibility are forced to comply with the will of the people; and the people are the real rulers in " the city. In other words commission government is truly representative government. HIS BOLD DESPERADO SpriDgfield Gfocer Instantly Kill ed When Invader Fires Twice; at Close Range After Discovery j I of His Presence Causes Owner to Draw Gun. WOMAN RUNS FOR HELP BUT MURDERER ESCAPES Danville Farmer, Enraged Over Imaginary Wrongs, Shoots at Wife, Sets Fire to Home and Stands at Bay Until Neighbors Succeed In Disarming Him. iil..:-:.ai to Tha Herald." m'EIN' 1FIELD, Jan. - Jhu Zeigier, ".-.Vr at :70' South Fifty-second V'S MlOl Ulia lliomni'.' j at 7 o'clock in his store. by a lio;dup ir.:in when he attempt-d-rend his store. In the duel ,i iidvre.i man succeeded in - robbery, for clutcneci in one ..- ,h. man was tounu a . , r.rt Tha ,:r.' rajl,. c"vi'air.iig more man raped and only a meager tlc-'ripiiu-i in poi-seenon o the local ".-.."0in to t..e story told by Mrs. V V-une-r. the only witness to the !-,.'.-.;v t';e robber entered tho rear of ;,.-'fii.ru v. horo he was met by Mr. U'' " Mr. Younger reached the front J.-Vr'of V-'"- store berore any shots wv.e fi-.'d Her I'ttvntion was attracted to rv roar or the storo. where she saw ;i- barrel of the robber's revolver rilsinin. Roal-.itng that a murder wns- about to bo committed she ran to r-r Z. iglt r home, which adjoins ttie store building, lo summon help. While Ai :.is beating upon the door, she taw mo fi;ishfs frm the murderer's re- mlver. Mr. V'.eigler fired one shot at; t man but it Is thought that-it wont -iuo at 'its mark. Mrs. Zeigler saw the! rsbber run up tt.-j alley from the store; bfr !:' nuccfteiled in arcnslr.gr any c! tiie members of the grocer's family, j Died Instantly. - ! STORE FROM i j i THE HERALD'S Summary of the News TUESDAY, JANUARY U, 1911. 1HE WEATHER FORECAST FOR ILLINOIS Fair and continued cold Tuesdsy; Wednesday fair and nt iuite. so cold; northwest winds, diminishing. brink LOCAL WEATHER. Local weather readings for the Wocloc!c. Mrs Deneen also was present hours ending at 7 o'clock Inst night as; weIcrae tm.m. The governor In. a recorded by !rt. J. H. Coonradt, Kov-. expressed special pleas- TE HOUSE TO ALL CITIZENS President Taft Pumps Hands of 5,625 By Actual Count During Afternoon. WASHINGTON-, Jan. I 2 At the White House New Tear's reception today the President shook hands with 5,625 persons, about one hundred more than last year. He was kept pumping arms for two hours and forty-four minutes. - Thia is the day when the White House is opened to any citizen who miy care to pay his- respects to tho chief magistrate of the nation. Al- J though weather conditions were un-j toward, more than the usual number passed the receiving line m the blue room. Mis. Taft, who has gained much in strengtli during the last year, stood with the President at , the head of the line during the entire time tho recep tion was in progress. The presence of three members of the Roosevelt family in the receiving room attracted unusual attention. Mrs. Nicholas. Longworth came earlv with her husband, and brought with her .uiss rtnei Roosevelt ana tvernut Roosevelt, and all remained until the last of the citizens had been received. Brothers Are There. Another family group that attracted much attention was composed of the President's three brothers, Charles P. Taft, of Cincinnati: Henry W". Taft. of New York and Horace D. Taft, of Watertown, Conn. The White House was made attractive .as usual with a wealth of floral decorations and Christmas greens. The foreign ambassadors and ministers and the members of their families and suites were as usual given prece dence- A full hall hour was given over to the reception of the diplomats and the scene as they passed through the red v and blue rooms to the East room, was brilliant. Cannon and Clark. Following the diplomatic corps came the supreme court justices, the line headed by the new chief justice, Mr. White. Senators and representatives followed the judiciary. Speaker Cannon, in a flowing frock coat, a wide cut collar and black string tie, was a center of interest as usual. Champ Clark, who is slated to succeed Mr. Cannon as speaker, waa late in reaching the White House. He modestly stood by while the army and navy officers were paylnjj the respects and then fell into line. He received a .most cSrdlal greeting" from the President. Following the army, the navy and the marine corps delegations, the president received various departmental officers and then the doors were thrown open for the general public. Many men and women had been waiting in the rain for two or three hours. SPEAKERSHlFCAUCUS RESULTS Doubt as to Whether Shurtleff Will Attend Session Called By Deneen. fPltlNGFIELD, 111., Jan. ! Uncertainty is provalent in all quarters tonight ts to how the speakership of the forty-seventh Illinois general as sembly wiil fare tomorrow in tho caucus of Republican members of the legislature. Rumors are rife. but chief speculation seems to center in the o.uestion as to what former Soeaker Edward LV Shurtleff and his followers will do. There are fifteen candidates for speaker, and It may bo that the caucus will select a man tor ijieoiumfe v- ficer; but it. was said on gooci autnor- ity that Mr. Sliurtletf ana nis aurc- rents might not attend the caucu.-, unless assured that its considerations would be confined to the speakership. They protest against any effort to bind the members to a legislative program that might be suggested bj- Gov.' Deneen a suppoiters. Miurllt-ff May . Attend. If assurances are given that selection of house oifieers will be tho sole business of the caucus. It is almost certain that Shurtleff and h! friends will participate in the caucus and abide by its decision. Gov. Deneen s supporters say xuat no legislative program ai no ui-- mitted to the caucus, but there lias been no formal announcement to thai effect. It is said that the governor does not want anytning none that win t. hH tt-oi i-h rasn Dring ituuui L .. ' two years ago. Representative Homer J. Tico of Talulla made strenuous effort today, in his campaign for the speakership. Ho is objectionable to Shurtleff only because of his advocacy by several Deneen adherents, it is said. Shurtleff and Tire. While former Speaker Shurtlelf is not an avowed candidate tor tim honor again, the presentation of' his name tomorrow is not beyond the range of possibilities. One .of the oldest members in the house predicted , tonight that the final vote in the caucus would be between Shurtleft WHI P UNCERTAIN Mi.-. Zcigler and her son went to the i -K.wr more, where they found ti.e i STATE. iriv "prostrate upon the floor. Death j Springfield adopts commiS:on form ,a.l'he. n instantaneous. j f city government by substantial ma- It is asserted that Mr. JCeigier often j Jnty. , , . Haul of One Sein From Minnesota Lake In Middle of Winter - Time Longer. " ST. PAUL. . Minn., Jan. 2 Speeding on one express and eleven refrigerator cars are 227 tons of fish, the result of one haul of a seine by Aaron Mar-golis, of St. Paul, in Lake Tenoka, Minnesota. Sixteen men and one team of horsees assisted Mr. Margolis to pull to shore the extraordinary haul of fish and an entire day was consumed In landing the catch. When the fish were weighed Mr. Margolish found he had 455,000 pounds, or nearly 227 tons. Tho larg-s est of the lot was a buffalo fisn weighing 54 pounds and believed by him to be 75 years old. The fish were loaded In the cars yesterday and the train left St. Paul at midnight for the East. Some of the catch are considned to commission men in Chicago, while fish dealers In New York and Philadelphia will also handle part of the haul. It Is estimated that the 12 cars contain enough meat to supply 300,000 persons with a good dinner. TRIALIS FIFO Famous Missouri Case Closed By Refusal to Continue the Case Longer, AGED EXPERT IS SICK LANCASTER, Mo., Jun. 2 Mrs. Alma H. Vaughn and Dr. James R. Hull, accused of the murder of Prof. John T. Vaughn nearly a year ago, today vrere freed of the charges against them in the circuit court. The cases against them were, dismissed by re-eiuest of Prosecuting Attorney Reiger. c," Adair county, after Judge Shelton had refused to grant a further continuance asked by the state. The announcement was greeted with applause by the friends of Mrs. Vaughn and Dr. Hull. The widow appeared unconcerned when she understood that she was no longer held on a murder charge. Tho inability of Dr. Paul Schweitzer of the state university, tho prosecution's poison expert, to be present was the reason of tho request for a continuance. Dr. E. B. Clements, who was a member of the medical commission appointed in November to examine Dr. Schweitzer, testified that in his judgment the expert never would be in condition to take the stand. - Never 'Can Testify. In refusing the continuance. Judge Shelton said he believed that Dr. Schweitzer, who is more tlian SO years old, never would be able to appear in court. Reiger's term as prosecutor expired today and it is likely that nothing more will be done in the case. Prof- A'aughn died in Kirksville, Mo., suddenly on October 14, 1S0S, after an interesting career as an educator.' In December, 1909, a number of his friends obtained an investigation and in January, 1910, his body was exhumed. Then followed a bitter legal fight by the widow on Dr. Schweitzer's report that he had found strychnine in the educator's stomach. Indictments were returned by a grand jurj' at Kirksville a few weeks later, and the cases were brought to Lancaster on a change of venue. llilJAIL TUSCOLA, Jan. 2 Sheriff C. G. Stovall was called to Areola at an early hour this morning where he arrested Mary Davis, who is charged H'ith shooting Walter Ellis. Mr. Stovall brought her to Tuscola and placed her in the county 'jail, where she will remain until next Monday when she will be given a preliminary hearing before Judge J. R. Beggs of Areola. According to the version of the affair given by Miss Davis, who is about iZ years of age, KUis had in his posseH-sion books, papers and money belonging to her. which he refused to turn over to her and in trying Intimidate him into returning them, sho used tho revolver. Becoming nervous, she says she accidentally fired the shot. The bullet went through . the abdomen, passing through the liver and was cut out of the small of the back by the physicians. - Mad lletrn Driokinjc. It was shown that both Ellis and the woman fere drinking and that tho statement made by the woman regarding her papers and money being in his possession, was not literally true, as tlies- were afterwards found In another room behind a trunk. It would have been impossible for Ellis to havo put them there after the shooting. Dr. Allen of Areola is attending Ellis and s;iys that bis recovery is doubtful, but that if be lives for a fw days longer, he will probably recover. Ellis is a brother of Mrs. Frank Jones of this city. LORVIXE WITHDRAWS. LONDON, Jan. 2 Robert Loraine. an actor, who has also been doing something In the way of aviation during the last year, lias withdrawn all his entries in the flying contests for the coming year, Loraine last September tried to cross the Irish channel from Holv Head. He had almost reached the Trieh coast when his aeroplane fell into the sea and he swam nshoro. Loraine explained that his own withdrawal had no eilrect epnnection with thi. heavy death roil. 1ml wii. due to private reasons. VAUGHN MURDER FOR SHOOTING Ml THOUSANDS GREET GOVERNOR DENEEN Illinois National Guard Officers Present In Unusual Numbers at Annual Reception. STATE MANSION SCENE Public Is Welcomed During Afternoon By Executive and Wife In Capital City. SPRINGFIELD Jan. 2 Military and social circle3 vied today in marking the passing of Now Year's at the state's executive mansion. Governor Dcncen. the Commander in Chief, re ceSveiTofflcers of the Illinois National Guard numbering more than 150 an unprecedented turn-out then lunched with them at noon. In the afternoon the governor with the stale officers and .their wives received - the public in tho annual New Year's open house at'tho mansion. Many of the "National Guard officers returned In the after ' noon to the mansion, where they took ! part in the popuar reception. The governor received Adjutant Gen I eral Frank S. Dickson and his uni t formed retinue shortly before 1 uro at the record breaking attendance ..,,,. ,imco over the state. Twice tho number-of officers which usually attends the an nual function were present l.eave of the mansion was taken at 1 o'clock, for the St. Nicholas hotel where the governor and the Guard officers lunched. Two hours later the governor returned to the mansion to head the receiving line at the public reception from 3 to 6 o clock. National (.unrd Array. The' National Guard officers present at the annual luncheon included: Governor Charles S3. Deneen, Commander in chitf General Frank .Dickson, 'the adjutant general. Springfield. Colonel JSichings - Jv fihautl,- assistaut adjutant general. Colonel I D. Greere, assistant adjutant general. Colonel O. Tripp, astistant Quartermaster general. Springfield. Colonel Kdward J. Dang, Fourth In-fantrj, Springfield. General's staff Colonel Randolph Smith. Flora; Lieutenant Colonal H. A. Allen, Chicago. 1b IJontenant Colonel N. w. MacChewiey. Chicago. Second brigad-3 General F. P. wells. Dt.catu,-. Colonel Frank D. AVhipp. Snringfild: Colonel O. IL Abbott. p' rgbur.' ' ' . J L,1,L ade General Kittilson, r.iior A. F. Moore, Dixon; Major John Brown. Monmouth; -Colonel Charles Craig UaiesDurg; captain S. Baxter, Chicago. First Cavalry Captain William Nuesa. Springfield. Second Infantry. Chicago Captains L, H. Bayney. Theodore David and William Raymaher; Lieutenants L. If. Baker, David W. I Gregg. Edward Lutter. Arthur Katz, Sreianowski and E. Ernel. Fourth Infantry Captain TV. W. Austin. Effingham; Captain James Starnes. Casey; Lieutenant W. D. Mor- gan. Casey: Captain J. E. Brant, Olaey; Major E P Clayton, Vandalia. Fifth ' ; Infantry Colonel F. Wood, r r..i(.i it t: T-ii 1 1 e'julncv: ,' ,-, ,., anrlntrfleW: i.'rtj-j -- 1 Major C. D. Center, Captain H. I. Whipple, Quincy; Captains David Swain; Danville, L. A. Luggle, Danville, G. A. Clotfelter, Htllsboro, W. E. Cul-i bertson, Delavan; Lieutenants Ij. L. Johnson. Bloomington. IV. A. Long, Dal Kilburn. A. A. Reese, Quincy; A. H. Lugerwall, Decatur; P. Warren, Peoria; H. Orvis. Peoria; Captain Ward Murray. Springfield: Lieutenant M. K. Guy ton. Springfield; Captain A. F. Wtlhelmy, Decatur; Lieutenant C. E. Inkeep' Deiavan. Sixth Infantry Major Ueiger, Gai-t lona- Lieutenant N. A. Cullini. Slerling; Captain It. C. Wright, Galesburg; Lieutenant K. C. Geiger, Galena. i Seventh Infantry. Chicago Colonel Ti,..tn! !5 u Ouinlan. II. O. Brownin i. i Trr,Tif:iri. Jotm - J. isoian. Furlong. -John A. Diinnivan, Joseph Garadin. Lieutenants S. Newf ield. P. J . .. .1.. T A-nnlomlvnil Wllitsift.' P ,, t,..., c Ar rrirf .lames llisuiii. .u. i'u.i;, .' " Diniiear, J. K. Brady. S. M. faaKer, c. J. Bertram. Joseph McCarty. F. W. Cull. Lieutenant John Meehar.. Major A.- J. McKay. Captain F. W. Sherwood. Lieutenant E. M Donnelly. Eighth Infantry. Chicago Colonel J. R. Marshall. JIajor Robert Jackson, T T. IV T. .TAfff-rOTl JorPdon chaver, Lieutenant L. E. An- derson. Illinois Naval Reserve Captain 31. V. Viirdv. commander; ueutenants J. l. 'Fo.rd. W. N. ilcMur.n, u. L. earner Chicago. Commander E. A. Evers, Chi-I cago; Lieutenants J. D. Davidson, W. F Sims. Chicago: ueuirani j. -r. j.-. C. Guest. C. N. Henderson. J. A. Mul-lw.iionil. G. H. Broeker.. G. G. Meade. Dr N N. Pilllnger. Chicago; ensign ; W.' II. Brown. V. L Harrington Alex! D. Chidlow. W. It Gibbons. G. C. Isbcs- tes, D.L. Vun Drainer, cnicago. Assistant Paymaster John Cun-darres, Chicago - MEET JANUARY 10. KEOKUK. Ia., Jan. 2 The midwinter meeting of. the Central association wtyl be held in Keokuk, Jan. 10 according to the announcement (The owners will select a city to iiu ijuinoy's re- y :i;ade by I ,l.:.,r,,l th.IT lie would nev&r SUOIllll olare o a holdup without f ighr. H was ; k'.iout ol yeora jind has iived in iilH rity several I- leaves five sons. j w-re given a scant descrlp-! t-n of tiie holdnv man by Mrs. YouuK- . He is described as a young man ..f w-.l.uin stiit ure. wearing a ligiit hat j ARE Six Ascend Gubernatorial Chairs In States East and West Yesterday. DIX BREAKS LONG FAST Of Democratic Powers In New York, First Successful Candi-i date In Eighteen Years. CHICAGO, Jan. 2 Six new governors, four of them representing political parties different than their predecessors were Inaugurated in the United States today. In three of the states, tho changes represent gains to tho Democratic ranks, the fourth, Nevada, by inaugurating Taskcr L. Oddle now has Its first Republican chief executive in nearly a score of years. The following are tho states In which new chief executives took their offices: State, New York; governor,' John Alden Dix, Dent.; succeeds Horace White. Rep. State, Wisconsin; governor, F. 12. McGovern, Rep.; succeeds James Davidson, Rep. State, Michigan; governor, Chase B. Osborne, Rep.; succeeds Fred M. Warner, Rep. i State, Wyoming; governor, Joseph M. Carey, Dem.; succeeds D. B. Brooks, Rep. State, Idaho; governor, Jas. H. Haw-ley, Dem.; succeeds J. II. Brady, Itep. State, Nevada; governor, Tasker L. Oddle. Rep.; succeeds D. C. Dicker-son, Dem. ' Kxtrripps at Ceremonies. Governor Dix.. the first Democrat!! governor in New York In eighteen years, took bis oath of office amid a brilliant gathering, the great assembly chamber at the capltol building at Albany being filled with notables. The inauguration of Governor, on tho other hand, was marked by ex treme simplicity. He had appointed no military staff and assumed his posir I tion 1n the . parlor of the - execu Live i suite before only friends and relatives. I MI't'EEDS HORAOl WUlTIi ALBANY. N. Y., Jan. 2 John Alden Dix, Democrat, was inaugurated governor of New York today. Ho suc ceeds Governor Horace White, who be came chief executive last October when Charles E. Hughes resigned to become an associate justice of tho United States supreme court. Surrounded by brilliant gather ing in the great assembly chamber. which had been appropriately decorated for the occasion. Governor Whito relinquished the office of chief magistrate to Governor Dix, the first Democrat governor to assume the office in eighteen years. The governor then delivered his Inaugural address after the oath of office had been pub licly administered oy Edward Lazan-skj-, secretary of state. Governor Dix was sworn in privately at his home on ituraay. Dix Talks Economy. Ecenomy was the subject' of the governor's speech. He said that for! a long time past New York had been I living beyond its means. The pressing j duty of the hour was a measure of j reform and retrenchment which would j reverse this condition. In his opln-! ion it would be better to insist on ; inconvenience and difficulty In the! public departments than to resort to ; expenditure which would compet ' return to direct taxation. He con-! eluded: , I am a firm, believer in a gov- eminent of the people, by the people. and I solemnly declare that I assume the responsibilities of this great of fice without the fetter of a single I promise except my oath to obey the ! constitution ot the state and tho na- j tion and to serve- and protect the rights and interests of all the people of the stale." FIRST KltOM I PPKIt l M. llKi.l ; LANSING, Mich.,' Jan. 2 Ohae 3. Osborne, of Saulte Ste. Marie, author of books of travel and public speaker, was sworn in totiay as tho twenty-ninth governor of Michigan. Ho I the first citizen of the upper Peninsula to hold the office of chief executive. Sinee his election he served notice that he weuld not be a candidate for a second term in. order to Iree his administration from political considerations. ' M'tiOVliRX IX WISCON'MX. MADISON.. Wis.. Jan. 2 Francis K. McGovern of Milwaukee was sworn in as governor of Wisconsin today. The oath was administered in the assem bly room at the state capitol by j Chief Justice John E. Winslow. An I inaugural' ball was held tonight. KEPIBUC V.V IV OFFICIO. CARSON CITY. New.' Jan. 2 Lasker L. oddie, today was lnauouratod governor of Nevada. , He is tho ilrst Republican to occupy the position tiiiee - . RiWTTAPniM IN RECEIVERS HANDS . CHICAGO.. Jan. 2 Judge Edgar' Sid-ridge -of Ottawa, 111., today was appointed receiver for the Buffalo Rock Tent Villa Company, owners of a tuberculosis sanitarium near Ottawa.' on application of James Hopkins of Chicago, 111, - He holds a ?T500 mortgage agtmii-i the property. The s;i nitai 1001 w .1? eio.sed November L INAUGURATED Board Plan Sweeps Four Wards, Winning By Comfortable Margin In the Third, the Brewery's Own Bailiwick. ONLY ONE THIRD OF YOTERS PARTICIPATE Best of Order Prevails at Polls, and Mayor Will Issue Proclamation Today Declaring New Government In Effect. SPRINGFIELD. Jan. 2 -Springfield voted to adopt the commission form if municipal government at today's special election. Less than two thirds of the voters participated, but they gavo a majority of 630 in favor of the commission form. Returns from tho cntiru 3S precincts show that "00 votes wero cast in favor of adoption, and 201 J against. ' Four ef the seven wards tdiowed majorities for tho commission form. The Fourth gave the largest boost, 112 votes for and 3t0 against. The Firtli precinct of this ward was the stronghold of commission advocate.1-', the returns showing 2.S for the proposiUn and 36 against. The Second, Th'rd ami Fifth wards also gave majorities to tiio commission form. Seventh Ward a Snrnriicr. ' The First. Sixth ami Seventh wards are on record as opposed to adoption of the commission t'orr.i. The vote in tho First ward was about two to or.o against the new system of municipal controT. In the Seventh ward, whore it was expected a heavy vote against tho commission . form would bo polled the result was a surprise. 302 votes being received no and 140 yew. . In th3 Third, the lirpwery ward, the commission form carried by (it majority, the vote standing tilO for and 571 against. Mayor Schnepp is expected to issue 1 proclamation tomorrow dfclarinir thi commission.- form . of wHcwrrnmotit in effect and the city council is likewise expected to issue a call for tlio first election under the new act the primary for the choosing of candidates that tne same can ue held February 28. Tho final election Is slated to take plaeo on April 4, the date for the regular city election. order Heigna nt I'oIIk. In addition to voting on the commission form the electors also selected two justices of tho peace to fill vacancies. Unofficial returns show that James Rellly and Earl D. Monroe. Republican nominees, were elected. While the Springfield Federation f Labor went on .record some time ago, as opposed to commission . form, ti.o labor leaders did not make an activo fight at the polls. The members of the Commission Form of Government club were the active workers at the polls. They begin their battle early, and in a number of districts, carriages and automobiles were ufred to carry voters to their respective polling places. The opposition was not represented by active workers. They caft their little ballot,-and ju-nt on their way. - ' Choice f Men Xext Slrn- Challengers were sent to the polling places l.v the officers of the Commission club, but there was no chance for an argument. The matter was entirely in the bands of the judtr-s of election who were named by ti) election commission. The commission a feu davs ago. handed down an opinion, holding that anv legal voter could ballot, after mking an affidavit. This ruling practically wined out the effect of the city election law. which nrovldes that persons registered are Hie only ones entitled to cast a ballot. The commission made this ruling, to oveiToino ' any obstacles that mieht arise beeau.-o the confusing provisions of the commission form law, and the general leo-tion act. "We are higlilv pleased with the of-come of the fight." said a leader I.-, the commission form movement. "T::c election was as peaceful aS could h. and the friendly fight Knows that ri niaiority of the residents of Springfield are in favor of the commission form. , The next move wi'I be to select good men to conduct the .municipal a'- . fairs of Springi'ie Id." WILL TAKK UP CAUSE OF ENGLISH PRISONER PARIS. Jan. 2. Edward H. James, nephew of the late Prof. William James, psychologist of Harvard university, and editor of the Paris Liberator, the sale of which recently w.-m suppressed in London because of Hh alleged anarchistic tone, arrived homo today from Lisbon. 1 When the paper was suppressed, tho London police arrested Edward F. My-lins. who, James says, is held in default of $200,000 bail, charged with sedition in connection with an article publifhe-l in the Liberator, accusing King .Georgo of bigamy. In the November itsuc, oC the Liberator, an article appeared, reviving the scandal long ago disproved, that King George was married at Malta in 1S90 to the daughter of a British admiral. This was followed by n statement Issued In London and signed by Edward F. Mylius. Indorsing t;; attack on the king and suggesting that "the only way ho can bo dealt with is by a revolution." . James says he i& going to England to take up the cause of Mylius. who ho says was merely the distributor of tho Liberator, which Is a monthly publication, devoted to the extension, of republicanism. James is the author of a ' recent ly publis.ind book, which seeks to establish that Christ was the'fouuder u! Democracy and that lie was leul'jj crucified for Lcso jdaj.at ?.n.l dark clothes. Ti.e mask consisted!""--. iiei5ui.ois. .. ... i i fil h'lV will! ehrttim .. ..... - . noon, in . p. in-, ; n.fnrii, x,. lowest, 4; precipitation, 1.9. The Herald Want Ads. Will Be Found on Page 10. GENERAL. P'igures sVow irrease in amount of eoai mined throughout United Statea In 1910. Itrandeis files brief with Interstate Commerce commission criticizing efficiency ef railroads, Whlio House scene of usual bril-; limit New Year's recptina. Mohunietit to Moii-sant projected by New Orleans aviation meet committee. Cold wave grasps entire country. oiiuuj.icm ouuk mi. i,i desperate roouer caugr.i ourgiarizmg More. "'" epuoi.cau caucus w cprtngiwiu ioua. I Annual reception given m executive , mansion at state capital. . . , : .Var'l:,lile "rmer attempts to kill j SIBIBBA. I Areola woman arrested charged with! shooting man with whom she eiuarrcl- ed. Prominent Sullivan attorney dies. Long tin?e resident of DeAViti county dies in Uic-ornington hospital. sportisi;. Decatur ready to receive Three-I franciiise but unable to make fight for ic St. Louis basketball team defeated by Decatur Y. M. C. A. Blues. Mi Ink in favorable to tri-state minor college conrerence.- : CITY Explosion of coal oil fires farmer's' home. Millikln University boys get Rhodes scholarship honors. Meetings of fraternal orders, and unions. Local sentiment favors commission form of government. ENTIRE COUNTRY IS STINGING COLD j , : i i ' I ' j j j i I ! i i ' r.: a ome nandxercnier wiiicn cnereg i'.ov r part of bis face. Danville Farmer's Wild Depreciations I'A.s ii.I.i:. Jan. - Newt..n .S. Mel-t n. a t'i.nwr of Vermilion ceiunty, was mtf.-.i i i.i.iy by his neigiibors. after ' 'tr.-l" with a shotgun at his v.iff. s. t ;ae to i.is house and two i"iri.-. .,:-h-a stepson off Lis farm r.J il.rv.:tei:od to sh'o'.-t tl.e lirat man i v i.o .,uld attempt to enter his; !r-n.;e-. ( Melt'.n was enraged at his wife and; !irg.; that she had hidden some j '"'S I.- had sold to packing house.; Tt" as Iw-ked up lu the county jail at Da n v i : i e on the charge of attempting I ' murder his w:fe. and authorities say i ''sy i" lix.'ge- a charge of arin itHiiist liim tomorrow. .'toltoii returned home from Danville ''t ni,ht and charged his wife with . clinic tin- hosrg. She denied it and they isam-.ed until today he seized a sl'.ot-and dii.e her upstairs. He tlien :i in., tat- yard, killed a pe " s '-'- un ear off tho faniiiy drivii. M:s. Me: ton ;,ut l.er head from the! i.id..iv to riead with her husband, j --- c- declares, he fired both barrels ' the iitun at her. and thou set fire! " it.e bu.ldings. i -.eighbors : -"iiooilng nttractea " ...i.i. u i Yenisei ves ana su grounded n ui.e. t;10 larmer met them with j r- ti.rat to siioot the fii'st man wliol "'"ere.l. ,frr u e-eiiiferenee. the mont r,ar:eyed with Melton while one' of 'hrir number stepped behind him and i irr,e,i Melton. Ho was then taken ' j-ii!. NIGHT ssston- op OHIO COURT NECESSARY V.'KT UNION O.. Jan. 2 Jucge A. Hlair held cuurt tonight to receive nfes.ions of ttve corrupted in elec two bribery. More than three hundred J i Iaiiiel Monarly. Major Joseph Moore, Woel anil Wnrtli TpII nf tliolllior W. J. Hollaway. Captains - Eecord-BreaMng Temperature of Wintry Blasts. CHICACh, Jan. 2 The first touch of cold weather for the New Year came today, the thermometer dropping from 4S degrees above zero at midnight to 10 degrees at 11 o'clock todav. Al- though much colder weather is j.redict- j ed, the uiermometer rose several ue treme cold" and much snow. Topeka, Kan. reports that today was the cold- iest Jan. 2, since the establishment of the weather bureau twenty-four years agQ. '1 116 minimum v. aa ui utm n . Gas pressure -p. as so light that people were unable to read, and those using -as in stoves were barely able to detect the flickenngs or the nrcs- Montana today experienced a bliz ' i I i I a.iicted peraoiiM were arraigned. The j gresa In the afternoon, dropping down rwn was filled with offenders anxious t 10 Agrees again at 6 o'clock. et in their Mean. All hotels and, accompanied by great oaruiiig houKes were taxed and many x"a ' .'fivate homes were turned open to in-! discomfort, owing to a Wind which ut-'il'-ted voter . 1 tained a velocity of 46 miles an hour. T'ie grand Jury tonight reported 1SS Reports from the West tell of cx- and Tic.- Today, tne lormer speanei , tlll, warjy nineties. Other Ktate1 of-remalned non-committal on. everj :Vi,cr.s were sworn i:i at tho i anie tiinn question. ' i Of the 153 mb('S Uij hou-, S: Independents and 1 is a Prohibitionist Of the S2 Republicans. 42 will constitute a majority of the caucus. Representative E. J. King of Galesburg. George H. Wilson of Quincy, Louis J. Pierson of . Chicago. R. D. Kirkpatrick of Benton and George H. Hamilton of Watseka are each consid- nhI..timiaMn T ll ll rt 1..TY fV.l - eicu uujl.'.'i"..- - - . lowers, for the general reason that, tbey were closely allied with the gov-' eruor's forces in .the serw'on two year? lndictineiis. a new record for one "ay. Thia brings the total indictments! SPRINGFJT n" SCHOOLS CLOSED BY EPIDEMIC SPRINGFIELD. Jan. 2 The public ''hools of Springfield will not open fir ono week, owing to an epidemic scarlet fever In re-tain sections Ti.is announcement was made today ' the h,ard of education, and while "e buildings are closed, each win be tiiiri,,--hiv fumigated. The High """!. in which only one ca has; Cisoovered. v.i'.l op-n tomorrow. I zard wri cn -' ,;,;. today by President M. E. Justico. 3S d.-grees below zero was registered, while in otner places u aneu tiuin j 12 tO tt'-n.i.3 iciuii y

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