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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 HUD- SON RAM ONE ANOTHER OFF NEW YORK. HVELTKALL: COLONEL MAKES CLEAN SWEEP OF NEW GIVEN 28 DELEGATES. ALL PASSENGERS ARE SAVED iCaptain of French Liner Speeds Ship to Shore Before Craft i iision Occurs in Clear Signals Misunderstood. New York, May Porto ''Rican liner, Berwind., outward bound, 'rammed the French line steamship Hudson, coming in from Bordeaux !about a mile off Sixty-ninth street, tearing a big hole in the bow of the Hudson. Eigtuy-one persons, many of them iwomen, who were on board the Hud- 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 :overboard. Vessel Rushed to Shore. Meantime Capt. G. David bad point- 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- 'liere-s 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 iPorto Rico Steamship company, which 'owns her. Both Ships Badly Damaged. Both ships were so badly damaged [that they will have to go into drydoclf 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 in-astonishment. Capt. 'bavid turned his vessel sharplj jto 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 rcame the crash that threw some of the French liner's 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 passen- gers, seeing that the Hudson was in :no 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 [Receipt for Alleged to Have Been Given Franklin by Darrow Is introduced at Trial. Los Angeles, Gal., May the Ibeginning of the morning session in ;the Darrow case. Earl Rogers asked ;that no afternoon session be held on 'account of the death of the mother-in- law of his associate, Horace Appel. I The court so ordered, and at noon ad- ijournment was taken to Friday. Assistant District Attorney Ford re- isumed the examination of Bert Frank- lin, whose story of his efforts to ibribe Jurors under the alleged direc- jtion of Darrow is being told In public ,for the first time. Ford presented a deposit slip which jFranklin identified as the slip which ihe filed out and presented at the tell- ;er's window of the First National bank !with the check given to him by Franklin testified that Darrow gave -him 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 admit- ted in evidence. Ford presented the check for drawn by Franklin on his accounut at the time of the deposit of the Darrow check and Franklin identified it. Franklin testified he had most' of the with him wtieri he.called.that night on Bain, who had been summon- ed as a juror. WILL FIGHT RATE RAISE Railroad Commissioners Arrive Chicago and Attempt to Stop Ad- vance In Freight Cost. in Chicago, xMay railroad from a number of fstates represented the interstate com- 'inerce commission, through special ex- iaminer Frank: 'a hearing ;on the Western Classification No. 61, .'which railroads have-announced they :TvIll place in effect. The new classl- 'flcation which affects commodi- ties raises the rates on articles of necessity and it is alleged by (those protesting that It wouldvoperate nto the injury of the farmers. i At a'previous fight against this yjclassifica'ttoh the commit 'sibh rates until Dccero ,The petitioners :are now en v suspensions GOV. WILSON IS VICTORIOUS President Taft Makes Good Showing at Newark, but Is Far Behind in Other Sections of the fessor Was Unopposed. Newark, N. J., May of the: most sweeping victories Theodore Roosevelt has won in the primaries since he began his campaign for the Republican nomination was recorded lere by the Re-publican voters of New- Jersey. Complete returns show that the Colonel carried every congres- sional district in the state, as well as the state at large, and that all the 28 delegates New Jersey will send to hicago 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- tricts In Essex county, where be was bitterly fought by ex-State Chairman Nugent, who wanted the state delega- tion uninstnicted. Returns from the Democratic balloting show that Wil- son has a majority of at least President Taft was expected to poll heavily In southern New Jersey, but- 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 Elev- enth -and 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 elect- ed at the convention held in the ap- pointed place and composed of dele- gates selected according to the call of the state executive committee. Texas' 40 Votes Are for Wilson. Houston, Tex., May solid del- egation 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 dele- gates at large and thirty-two district delegates. The Harmon forces made one test of strength on district dele- 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 pri- 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 Ger- man fleet. METHODIST MEET IS ENDED Churchmen Established Age Limit for Bishops, Refused to Change Amusement.Ban, Etc. Minneapolis, Minn., May Methodist general conference, in. ses- sion in Minneapolis since May. 1, ad- journed. The..conference 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 residen- tial supervision for. bishops. Important actions taken at the .gen- eral conference :.of the Methodist church were as follows: 'Retired three bishops, elected eight new 'Ones after deadlock lasting sev- eral days. Refused to change the dis- cipline of the church by removing a clause against..card playing, dancing and theater attendance after the ac- tion had been 'recommended by the bishops, and after a hot debate in conference. .Established ah age limit for retiring bishops. Elected- 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 sol- emnizing marriages and for the burial of the dead. Dr. Wiley It .Recovering., .Washington, May Harrej Wiley is '.reported much. Irhprove'd and recovering-rapidly from the attack o ygfrip from which he.has'been-guttering 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 Candi- date for Congress, 7th Iowa District Primaries Mon- day, June 3d. BUCKLEY'S COMEDY DOGS AT INGERSOLL PARK FRANK S. SHANKLAND. The experience which Mr. Shankland received in the Thirty-fourth Gen- eral Assembly would be very valuable to him in the next session and re- elected he could accomplish much more than during his'first 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 beseiged 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 eous 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 and-could always be found at his desk or in a committee room. He was on several important committees and was chairman of-the 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 hood: 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 t  n has practiced law in.the city.-of Des Moines. v, He is interestecTin the -farmer and is .in favor of legislation that wbuli be to their best interest.- He is Jrifavor of placing public officials on a salary practical, but would oppose any attempt, to deprive the country districts of representation on; the..board.of 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 Serv- ices And Began. Preparations For Grim Work Ahead. over half a century Central college, located at Pella, has 'been making history. Her stu- dents of the fifties and sixties came from the homes of the early pioneers who knew what courage and hard- ships meant, and their children, as they came to -college, brought with them the spirit of patriotism, brav- 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 stu- dents and professors, these including every able bodied man in the insti- tution, quit their classes, marched down the campus amid shouts, tears and music of their friends and fellow students. Dean- Currier, who later became the efficient dean of the state university at Iowa City for so many years, was among the profes- 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 hus- 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 o! the Wright, Curtiss and types have just been ordered lor the army by Grig. Gen. James Al- en, chief signal officer. With the ar- rival of these machines the army will become a rival of the navy in hydro- aeroplane flying. Two hew aeroplanes will be estab- lished for hydro-aeroplane work, one at Washington barracks on the Poto- 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 hydro-aeroplanes for scouting purposes. Four of the old machines in the possession of the sig- nal corps will be fitted with hydro attachments. Two of these well be sent to New York and the other two to the bar- Tacks in this city, leaving nine aero- planes at the college park, Maryland, aviation station. The house passed the naval priation bill without providing for any Dattleships. Representative Rucker of Colorado, Democrat, condemned the construc- tion of more dreadnoughts. "Battleships are out of he said. "Their day Is gone. This Is the age of the aeroplane and hydro- 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 fu- ture must be filled under the eight- hour law. The proviso applies not alone to naval contracts, but to all work that hereafter may be done by the government. The bill carries ap- proximately Removal of Palmer College. Marshalltown. The thirty-eighth annual session of the Iowa Christian conference, the denominational organ- zation of the Christian church of Iowa, will be held at LeGrand May 30 and 1. One of the questions of import- 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 EdmundAon had been greatly dis- appointed in the choice of a daugh- ter for a husband. Logan Wins Case. the case of Logan vs. the Chicago Northwestern Railway company over the removal of a barb- ed wire fence between the Northwest- 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 reas- onably 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 mid: 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' as- 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 fell: dead while engaged at work as a on t a building1 here. He was ,71 ,years did and is the a fain. U. S. ARMY ORDERS THREE SCOUT HYDRO-AEROPLANES TRAIN COLLIDES WITH TRUCK One Fireman Loses Life and Another la Probably Fatally Hurt While Responding to-Aiarm. Chicago, May fireman was killed and one is believed to be, dying -sir -otfcers- Werev- 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 ca- boose of the freight crashed into the cart and jammed it against a post, crushing it like an egg shell. George J. Laughlin, a pipecctan, was killed, and Lieut. Morris O'Day was probably fatally hurt. The crew of the freight train were arrested pending the cor- oners 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 CONSTITU- 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 regu- latory laws. .Licensee must be cf good moral character and an American citizen. Ownership of license restricted to one for each person, individual or cor- poration, and interest forbidden in second or other licenses. Municipalities authorized to limit the number of saloons, having regard to- the overhead restriction of one to each 500 population. Cavalryman's cf the Canteen. By Louis "There is no doubt that the aboli-' tion of the canteen is directly and in- directly respcnslb1? for the large pr- centage of the incrsass in desertions- in the U. 3. army in the past few- years. In the latest report of Adj. Gen. F. C. Ainsworth' w-3 learn that nearly soldiers deserted in the last fiscal year. Think of it. Filling themselves with poisonous intoxi- cants, which take their physi- cal, mental and moral stamina, they become discouraged. The routine drills and exercises become burden- some to them. "The use of 'dope' and the spread of contagious diseases are due, in a very large degree, to the use of pois- onous intoxicants -which the soldiers get in 'can dumps' outside the forts. Before the abolition of the caivteen the soldiers, when 'desiring a stimu- lant, could get their mild beer from the canteen. Now that the canteens have been abolished they are com- pelled 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- ficers 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 posi- tion to know have learned that by de- priving the soldier of his beer and his social club, instead of encouraging- temperance .among the; ness and paved the a score or more of evils. Even the officers' wives- are demanding that the can- teen be re-established." The situation in the army may be compared with that among the pri- vate citizenship of the country. Where the1 regulated liquor traffic has been abolished and prohibition substituted, drunkenness and the drinking of ar- dent spirits has increased. Govern- ment statistics bear out this state- ment. ANOTHER CULM DEAL FOUND Coal Speculator Tells Judiciary Com- mittee Judge Archibald Attempted to Lease Glrard Pile. Washington, May of an attempt In which he said Judge Rob- ert Archbald was interested, to lease a culm pile, containing tons of coal, were recited to the house judi- 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 as- surances to trustees of the Girard es- tate that if they were willing, the rail- road would sublease the entire prop- 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 acknowledg- 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 shoot- ing followed.' RESCUE SHIP BUFORD IN PORT U. S. Army Transport Carrying Refu- gees From Mexico Arrives at San Diego, Cat. San Diego, May army trans- port Buford, with several hundred refugees from the west coast of Mex- ico docked here. Many of the refu- gees are sick, but a report that small- pox was prevale'nt was The found most of the refugees at Mazatlan. Forty Americans .were disembarked here. will be taken to -San Francisco, where thesarmy bar- racks are being transformed .into, a hospital to care'for'them.. 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 men- tal and philosophy in the Uni- versity of Toago, Dunedin, New Zea- 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 heaven- 'What theso mortals says the Free-Press of louisvilla. Druggists may sell minors liquor, according tr- a ruling made by Judge 0. Lucas court of Kan- sas City.'Mr. R. Dawson and his wife hsrl "3'aneh Oawford, a druggist. 500 for selling whis- key to 1G vear old son. The court held that, the law applied only to saloons. Tf that is the case the law is bad in Missoun. Minors should not be given liquor from ar.y sort of a store. The Iowa law in this re- spect is fine, b'it it should be so changed to liouor 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 yonr station.) Check... mailed daily. Des Mbines Creamery Co.   

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