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National Democrat (Newspaper) - May 30, 1912, Des Moines, Iowa THE PEOPLE'S PAPER Liberal and Fearless True to Democracy IOWA'S CAPITAL PRIDE Dutiful to Friends Always Progressive THS ONLY DEMOCRAT PAPER AT STATE CAPITAL ESTABLISHED 1899 DBS MOINES IOWA MAY 30 1912 NEW SERIES VOL III NO 30 STEAMERS BERWIND AND SON RAM ONE ANOTHER OFF NEW YORK COLONEL MAKES CLEAN SWEEP OF NEW GIVEN 28 DELEGATES ALL PASSENGERS ARE SAVED of French Liner Speeds Ship to Shore Before Craft i Occurs in Clear Signals Misunderstood New York May Porto Rican liner Berwind outward bound rammed the French line steamship Hudson coming in from Bordeaux a mile off Sixty-ninth street tearing a big hole in the bow of the Hudson persons many of them who were on board the son were thrown into a panic when the crash occurred They rushed up on deck In scant attire and it was with difficulty that members of the crew restrained some from leaping Vessel Rushed to Shore Meantime Capt G David bad ed the Hudson's nose toward the Long Island railroad docks at the foot of Sixty-fifth street Brooklyn and was proceeding ahead at full speed He did not know what damage had been done to the Hudson and was taking no chance of having her sink A strange feature of the collision which will be Investigated is that it occurred in clear weather and that Capt David saw the Berwind when she was some distance away He be- that Capt Christopher of the Berwind misunderstood his signal or it too late Part of the bow of the Berwind torn away when she struck the Hudson She turned about and made ffor the docks of the New York and Rico Steamship company which owns her Both Ships Badly Damaged Both ships were so badly damaged they will have to go into ffor repairs I Crash Occurs in Clear Weather The strange spectacle of one ocean bearing straight down upon an- in clear weather within sight oi New York's skyscrapers caused spec tators to gasp Capt bavid turned his vessel port thinking he might avoid Berwind but this only added tc ithe confusion The Porto Rican boat shot straight ahead to the Hudson's bow and then the crash that threw some of the French passengers out of their berths A hole six feet square was torn in the Hudson's bow iwell above the water line A panic followed that lasted for ten minutes and by that time the gers seeing that the Hudson was in danger of sinking quieted down iAt the Long Island docks customs i lines were established and passengers were permitted to leave the Hudson there I DEPOSIT SLIP AS EVIDENCE for Alleged to Have Been Given Franklin by Darrow Is introduced at Trial Los Angeles Gal May the of the morning session in the Darrow case Earl Rogers asked that no afternoon session be held on account of the death of the law of his associate Horace Appel I The court so ordered and at noon ad- was taken to Friday Assistant District Attorney Ford re- the examination of Bert lin whose story of his efforts to Jurors under the alleged of Darrow is being told In public for the first time Ford presented a deposit slip which identified as the slip which filed out and presented at the er's window of the First National bank the check given to him by Franklin testified that Darrow gave this check October 6 to be used In making a first payment to Juror Robert F Bain provided he could be induced to accept a bribe The de- posit slip was admitted to evidence and Franklin's bank book with the credit entry was identified and ted in evidence Ford presented the check for drawn by Franklin on his at the time of the deposit of the Darrow check and Franklin identified it Franklin testified he had most of the with him night on Bain who had been ed as a juror WILL FIGHT RATE RAISE Railroad Commissioners Arrive Chicago and Attempt to Stop Ad- vance In Freight Cost in Chicago railroad from a number of represented the interstate com- commission through special ex- a hearing on the Western Classification No 61 which railroads they place in effect The new which affects ties raises the rates on articles of necessity and it is alleged by those protesting that It nto the injury of the farmers i At fight against this the commit sibh rates until The petitioners now en v suspensions GOV WILSON IS VICTORIOUS President Taft Makes Good Showing at Newark but Is Far Behind in Other Sections of the Was Unopposed Newark N J May of most sweeping victories Theodore Roosevelt has won in the primaries since he began his campaign for the Republican nomination was recorded lere by the voters of Jersey Complete returns show that the Colonel carried every district in the state as well as the state at large and that all the 28 delegates New Jersey will send to will be Roosevelt men Colonel Roosevelt's victory was one of the most crushing blows he has dealt the president since they began their contest to win state delegations through speechmaking tours Roosevelt's Plurality Near Roosevelt's plurality over President Taft and Senator La Toilette was On the Democratic side Governor Wilson was an easy victor winning 24 of the 28 delegates He lost two dis- In Essex county where be was bitterly fought by ex-State Chairman Nugent who wanted the state tion Returns from the Democratic balloting show that son has a majority of at least President Taft was expected to poll heavily In southern New Jersey Roosevelt captured the First district by a large majority T R Wins Labor Vote The Fourth containing Trenton and Mercer counties went strong for Roosevelt be taking both city and county The labor vote was especially strong in the Eighth Ninth and Tenth and it was for Roosevelt for he swept all three districts In Essex county where Taft was expected to win Roosevelt was the victor by two to one Hudson county containing the Twelfth stood three to one Texas Sends Two Delegations Fort Worth Tex May dent Taft's Texas supporters refused to participate in the state convention dominated by the Roosevelt forces marched away before the time set for convening and held a separate con- vention Each convention chose eight delegates at large to the national Re- publican convention and declared for its favored state and national leaders The Roosevelt delegates were ed at the convention held in the pointed place and composed of gates selected according to the call of the state executive committee Texas 40 Votes Are for Wilson Houston Tex May solid of 40 members Instructed for Wood row Wilson was elected to the national Democratic convention by the Texas Democratic The delegation is composed of eight gates at large and thirty-two district delegates The Harmon forces made one test of strength on district gates and were defeated 542 to 156 Cato Sells of Cleburne was elected Democratic national committeeman Will Not Campaign South Dakota Washington D C May dent Taft will not go to South Dakota to conduct the campaign for the maries on June 4 This decision was reached after a conference between the president Di- rector McKInley and Senator Murray Crane in which It was decided that as Colonel Roosevelt will not campaign the state It Is hardly worth while for the chief executive to take the long journey Accordingly the president will rest for the next few days before going to Norwalk Sunday night to meet the man fleet METHODIST MEET IS ENDED Churchmen Established Age Limit for Bishops Refused to Change Etc Minneapolis Minn May Methodist general conference in sion in Minneapolis since May 1 ad- has been one of the most important in the history have been the establishment of an age limit of retirement of bishops and the establishment of a greater tial supervision for bishops Important actions taken at the eral conference the Methodist church were as Retired three bishops elected eight new Ones after deadlock lasting eral days Refused to change the dis- of the church by removing a clause playing dancing and theater attendance after the tion had been recommended by the bishops and after a hot debate in conference Established ah age limit for retiring bishops two new missionary bishops Established new board to have control of the work of deaconesses Refused to adopt recom mended changes in the ritual for marriages and for the burial of the dead Dr Wiley It Recovering Washington May Wiley is reported much and from the attack o from which PASS THE WORDJ ALONG If you are a friend of mine will you get a friend of yours to vote for CLINT L PRICE Democratic date for Congress 7th Iowa District Primaries day June 3d BUCKLEY'S COMEDY DOGS AT INGERSOLL PARK FRANK S SHANKLAND The experience which Mr Shankland received in the Thirty-fourth eral Assembly would be very valuable to him in the next session and re- elected he could accomplish much more than during term He has announced that he would endeavor to secure legislation that would place tin public business on a business basis He is a firm believer m the primary system and would oppose any effort which might be made to repeal that law in this state During the last session Mr Shankland was with his Polk County constituents who were interested in securing the passage or defeat of the numerous bills affecting the city of Des Moines and the county of Polk Ye he gave each and all a patient and attentive hearing and was uniformly court to those who were seeking information and giving their views regarding various measures During his first term he devoted his entire time to the work of the legis lature always be found at his desk or in a committee room He was on several important committees and was chairman committee on insurance which is one of the most important committees of the legislature He was raised on a farm near Monroe in Jasper county j until young man when he was engaged in school teaching in Jasper and counties his last school work being at Runnells where he was principal of the school for two years He was re-elected for another year but declined the otter enter the law department of Drake University from which he in 1901 Ever since his admission to the bar which was n has practiced law Des Moines v He is the and is in favor of legislation that be to their best He is of placing public officials on a salary practical but would oppose any attempt to deprive the country districts of representation on as the las Practically Entire Student Body of Central College Enlisted DEAN CURRIER LED HIS CLASS At First Call Fop Volunteers Scholars And Professors Tendered ices And Began Preparations For Grim Work Ahead over half a century Central college located at Pella has been making history Her dents of the fifties and sixties came from the homes of the early pioneers who knew what courage and ships meant and their children as they came to brought with them the spirit of patriotism ery and loyalty It is no wonder that during the days preceding the civil war the entire college of EOO students became a class in United States history and the campus a drill ground where the students and professors drilled daily for the fierce contest which was soon to come At the call of Lincoln 123 dents and professors these including every able bodied man in the quit their classes marched down the campus amid shouts tears and music of their friends and fellow students Currier who later became the efficient dean of the state university at Iowa City for so many years was among the sors who enlisted and he led his en- tire class of Latin to the war Out of the 123 men who left Central for the war forty-three became officers and twenty-three gave their lives Wins Diamond Medal Elijah an animal bandry student from Clarence la has just been declared of the diamond medal given annually to the student in agricultural journalism by Clarence A Shamel editor of the Orange Judd for the best written agricultural article To a Chinese student C C Un of Canton China goes the honor of third place and to M M Allender of Fairfield la second place War Department Plans to Supply Coast Defense With Machines is Report Washington May new aeroplanes the Wright Curtiss and types have just been ordered lor the army by Grig Gen James en chief signal officer With the ar- rival of these machines the army will become a rival of the navy in aeroplane flying Two hew aeroplanes will be for work one at Washington barracks on the mac river and the other either at the signal corps post at Fort Wood N Y Or at Governors Island These plans probably mark the be- ginning of a move to supply the coast defenses with for scouting purposes Four of the old machines in the possession of the nal corps will be fitted with hydro attachments Two of these well be sent to New York and the other two to the Tacks in this city leaving nine aero- planes at the college park Maryland aviation station The house passed the naval without providing for any Representative Rucker of Colorado Democrat condemned the tion of more dreadnoughts Battleships are out of he said Their day Is gone This Is the age of the aeroplane and plane which has all these gigantic and costly war craft at their mercy It is growing daily more and more foolish even to fortify our The battleship proposals we're voted down 140 to 106 A radical amendment was added by which government contracts in the ture must be filled under the hour law The proviso applies not alone to naval contracts but to all work that hereafter may be done by the government The carries proximately Removal of Palmer College Marshalltown The thirty-eighth annual session of the Iowa Christian conference the denominational of the Christian church of Iowa will be held at LeGrand May 30 and 1 One of the questions of ance to come before the conference will be the ratification or rejection of the project to remove Palmer col- lege the denominational school from LeGrand to Albany Mo Big Judgment Against Farmer M Brooks son of a prominent farmer living northeast of this city must pay Gus Dahlberg The verdict is the result of a sensational case which has stirred up the community for several months Dahlberg is a tenant on one of Brooks farms and when a child was born to Mr and Mrs Dahlberg last winter the latter claimed that Brooks was its father Merchant Blows Off Head Council Edmund son of Walnut was found dead in the hay mow at his home with the top of his head blown off Edmundson had committed suicide In searching for a motive for the act it is said that had been greatly dis- appointed in the choice of a ter for a husband Logan Wins Case the case of Logan vs the Chicago Northwestern Railway company over the removal of a ed wire fence between the ern and the Illinois Central Railway passenger stations up for hearing be- fore the state railroad commissioners was decided favorably to the town of Logan Business Men Are to Aid Sioux A E Craig of Morningside college has received assurance from twenty-five Sioux City business men that they may be de- pended upon to do all that can be expected toward the re- construction of the college building recently destroyed by fire Neglected Suitor Commits Suicide Clear a bullet through his body Nelson N Nelson aged 45 committed suicide at night He was at the home of Mrs Laura Jones when the fatal shot was fired and gave as a reason before he died that Mrs Jones had repulsed his attentions To Entertain Liquor Men is making elab orate preparations for the entertain ment of the Iowa Liquor Dealers sociation which holds Sorth in three days session June 10 to Three hundred delegates are expected Install New Fountains Mount posts or sanitary drinking fountains the kind whereat the pedestrian seizes a stream of water between his teeth without the aid of a cup dipper 01 gourd are being installed at each corner city square Carpenter Falls Dead Clear H Hamstreet dead while engaged at work as a on t a here He was 71 years did and is the a fain U S ARMY ORDERS THREE SCOUT TRAIN COLLIDES WITH TRUCK One Fireman Loses Life and Another la Probably Fatally Hurt While Responding Chicago May fireman was killed and one is believed to be dying in- jured in a collision between a hose cart and a train The a freight on the Chicago Junction Ry was backing in on a stub track The hose cart responding to a fire alarm tried to cross ahead of the train The boose of the freight crashed into the cart and jammed it against a post crushing it like an egg shell George J Laughlin a was killed and Lieut Morris O'Day was probably fatally hurt The crew of the freight train were arrested pending the cor- Inquest The accident occured at Fortieth street and Packers avenue in the stock yards The hose cart was on its way to a fire in a laundry SUMMARY OP OHIO'S TIONAL AMENDMENT Retention of all existing liquor laws Saloons limited to one for each 500 population License to aliens prohibited Licenses automatically revoked on second conviction for violating laws Licensee must be cf good moral character and an American citizen Ownership of license restricted to one for each person individual or cor- and interest forbidden in second or other licenses Municipalities authorized to limit the number of saloons having regard the overhead restriction of one to each 500 population cf the Canteen By Louis There is no doubt that the tion of the canteen is directly and in- directly for the large centage of the in in the U 3 army in the past years In the latest report of Adj Gen F C Ainsworth learn that nearly soldiers deserted in the last fiscal year Think of it Filling themselves with poisonous cants which take their cal mental and moral stamina they become discouraged The routine drills and exercises become some to them The use of dope and the spread of contagious diseases are due in a very large degree to the use of intoxicants the soldiers get in can dumps outside the forts Before the abolition of the the soldiers when desiring a lant could get their mild beer from the canteen Now that the canteens have been abolished they are com- to go into the worst sort of places to secure a little drink and those drinks are absolutely poisonous When 90 per cent of the army of- want the canteen restored to the enlisted men it is about time that congress recognizes its grave mistake in trying to make the army a body of total abstainers Those in a tion to know have learned that by de- the soldier of his beer and his social club instead of temperance among the ness and paved the a score or more of evils Even the officers are demanding that the teen be The situation in the army may be compared with that among the vate citizenship of the country Where regulated liquor traffic has been abolished and prohibition substituted drunkenness and the drinking of ar- dent spirits has increased ment statistics bear out this ment ANOTHER CULM DEAL FOUND Coal Speculator Tells Judiciary Com- Judge Archibald Attempted to Lease Pile Washington May of an attempt In which he said Judge ert Archbald was interested to lease a culm pile containing tons of coal were recited to the house ciary committee by Thomas H Jones a coal speculator of Scranton Pa The culm pile belonged to the Girard estate of Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley railroad Jones put In evidence a letter signed by himself which he said was dictated by Judge Archbald and which gave to trustees of the Girard tate that if they were willing the road would sublease the entire erty to the jurist These are the largest transactions in which Judge Archbald has been mentioned so far WOMAN INSULTED SLAYS MAN Julia Lindley of Lansing Mich Shoots Admirer Who Intended to Return to Wife Lansing Mich May he sneered at her and told her to go back to her old work In the street Julia Lindley shot and killed Edward Hallen an employe in a local auto- mobile factory She made a written confession to the police ing the shooting Hallen deserted a wife and child In Janesville to come to Lansing with the woman Mrs Hallen wrote to her husband from Rockford III asking that she be made acquainted with Miss Lindley so they could when Hallen re- turned home He said he was going to his wife and the quarrel and ing followed RESCUE SHIP BUFORD IN PORT U S Army Transport Carrying gees From Mexico Arrives at San Diego Cat San Diego May army trans- port Buford with several hundred refugees from the west coast of ico docked here Many of the gees are sick but a report that pox was was The found most of the refugees at Mazatlan Forty Americans were disembarked here will be taken to -San Francisco where racks are being transformed into a hospital to The Red Crops society here will tbe The thought and sentiment pre- valent in the prohibition camp is at variance with that which pervades the old and new says William Salmond professor of tal and philosophy in the Uni- versity of Dunedin New land It is surprising how religious cranks and imposters find audience among the people who will not only listen to them attentively but will give their hard earned money in an expectation of winning a What mortals says the of Druggists may sell minors liquor according a ruling made by Judge 0 Lucas court of sas R Dawson and his wife a druggist 500 for selling key to vear old son The court held that the law applied only to saloons Tf that is the case the law is bad in Minors should not be given liquor from sort of a store The Iowa law in this re- spect is fine it should be so changed to dealers from being held up when they sell to a boy who looks to bs 21 says he is but may be only 18 Your Cream Direct May 30 1912 We are now paying 24 cents per pound for Butter Fat track station Check mailed daily Des Creamery Co
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