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Evening Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1912, Albert Lea, Minnesota TO ADVERTISE Keeps Your Business Grow- an "Ad" Today. EVENING TRIBUNE OlidJ8I FftMTIM and bookbinding is the vvff, us and' see. VOL XV CAPTAIN R. F. SCOTT. English Explorer to Remain In the South Another Year. DISAPPOINTS ENGLISHMEN Had Hoped Scott Might Have Reached South Pole. London, April long and im- patiently awaited news ot Captain Scott's Antaictic expedition has at last but will bung the keen- est disappointment to Englishmen who had cherished the hope that the Brit- ish expedition might atter all prove to be first in the race tor the South pole. On Jan. 3, nearly three weeks after Amundsen hoisted the Norwegian flag at the pole. Scott still nad 150 miles to cover before attaining the object of his desne. WILL REMAIN SOUTH FOR ANOTHER YEAR Captain Scott 150 Miles From Pole on Jan. 3. -Wellington, N. 2., April Kobert F. Scott's vessel, Terra which carried the British expedition to the Antarctic, has arrived at Aka- roa, a harbor in Banks peninsula, N. Z, but has not brought back Captain Scott or the members ot his expedi- tion. The commander of the Terra Nova brought instead the following message trom Scott: "I am remaining in the Antarctic for another winter In order to continue and complete work." The latest news sent back by Cap- tain Scott to his base- at McMurdock sound that on Jan 3 he had reached a point 150 miles from the South polo and was still advancing It was clear that had the explorer delayed sending back notification of his progress until he actually reached the poie word from him could not have been received by the Te'-ra Nova before she was compelled to leave, owing to the setting in of winter and the freezing of the Ross sea. All on board the Terra Nova are well. Great disappointment was felt when it became known that the Scott party had been left behind. MEN TAKE LITTLE INTEREST Indications Are English Coal Miners Will End Strike. London, April miners are taking far less interest in the ballot to end the coal strike than they did in the ballot which began it. Prob- ably this Is because the result Is a foregone conclusion. In many dis- tricts only about half the men have voted. Tnis Indiflerence also probably accounts for the fact that Northumber; land, Lancashire and some other dis- tricts are voting against a resumption, only the Irreconcilables taking the trouble to vote. However, the aggregate voting is largely for a return to work and in- dications ?re that many men will have taken up their tools again before the final result of the polling is declared. In not a few districts the men already begun to reopen the roads and prepare tbe mines for a new start at the earliest moment. Several collieries !n Warwickshire have been reopened. HARD FIGHT IN WISCONSIN Wilson nad Clark Contesting for State Delegation. Washington, April is un- usual interest among Democratic poli- ticians here in the outcome of the pri- mary election in Wisconsin Tuesday. Governor Woodrow Wilson's friends have been claiming Wisconsin and un- til recently it looked as if he would easily carry the state. But in the last four weeks the friends of Speaker Clark put ap an unusually vigor- ous campaign and now claim the state Many Democratic leaders believe that if Governor Wilaon Joses Wisconsin he may aa well give up the fight. If he carries !t it will undoubtedly a grstt tc Ms candidacy. CLAIMS REFUSAL IS TAFT POLICY Dlxon Rips Minnesota Governor on Primary Stand. ROOSEVELT MANAGER BITTER Montanan Calls Attention to States Which Have Preferential Primary Laws aid Says Several Propositions Submitted by Roosevelt Supporters Have Been Rejected in Minnesota, to Call Extra Session' of the Legislature. Washington, April a state- ment made public Senator Joseph M. Dixon of Montana, the Roosevelt man- ager, is rather critical of Governor Kberhart of the governor's failure so far to call a special session of the Minnesota legislature to pass upon a presidential preference pri- mary, bill. Governor Eberhart's refusal up to date to assemble the legislature for the purpose indicated is declared by Mi. Dixon to he in linfa with the al- leged determination of the Taft lead- ers to prevent the enactment of presi- dential preference primary laws. Mr. Dixon began his statement withj a reference "to the passage ot a pii- mary law by the Maryland legislature. He said in part: "Maryland now takes her place with nine othei great states in providing lor a free, full and voluntary expres- fclon by the voters of the state of tbeir preference as to presidential candi- dates. The other states are Oregon, California, North Dakota, South Da- kota, Nebraska, Wisc6nsin, Illinois, New Jersey and Massachusetts. These ten states have an aggregate electoral rote of 118. "All reports reaching the Roosevelt headquarters show that, under the presidential preference primary, Mr. Taft's candidacy for renomination will be overwhelmingly repudiated in all these states by the Republican voters. "The new primary lavs in Massa- chusetts, Illinois and Maryland were all passed in response to the demand of the voters of these Open and Secret Opposition. "In all ihose states the movement met the open and secret opposition of the Taft managers and si'.ppoiters. The Roosevelt committee has also lent every support possible to the enact- ment of a similar law which is now ending bfetore the legislature of Mich- gan. The Taft managers in that state lave succeeded thus far in prevent- ng the immediate application of that v. 'A further commentary upon this situation is furnished by the action of the Taft supporters in Minnesota. In :hat state the Roosevelt, managers lave submitted sevvral propositions ooking to the determination through primaries of the preference of the Minnesota voters as to presidential andidates The Taft suppoiters, aid- ed by Governor Eberhart, have re- jected e.ery one of these proposals rne last suggebtion of the Roosevelt men was that tlit-> governor should call the legislature in special session for the enactment ot a presidential prefer- ence primary law. "Following Governor Eberhart's re- fusal newspapers of St. Paul began a poll of tho members of the legislature and it immediately developed that a majority were in favor ot the special session to pass the presidential pref- erence primary law. "The" Roosevelt committee of Minne- sota asked public expressions from the people of the state as to whether or not the statement of the governor that the eentiment of the state was overwhelmingly against an extra ses- sion were true. Hundreds of replies were received by the Roosevelt com- mittee favoring the special session and giving a clear indication that sentiment of the state is overwhelm- ing in favor of It "Nevertheless, Governor Eberhart continues to refuse to caH the special session. Wherever they possibly can prevent the enactment of presidential preference primary laws the Taft managers'and supporters may be re- lied upon to do so, for they know that the sentiment of the rank and file of the Republican party is overwhelming- ly against their candidate." ALBERT MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1912. "MERRIE ENGLAND." NO. 104 made of him by members of ms con- jregation, who told him they were afraid to give the information. Quartemont, who is a neighbor he Matthews, is married, naving wife and three childien. He is a pow- erful man, thirty-four years old, about six tefet tall and weighs about 200 pounds. Upon the identification and location of a mysterious young girl who said she lived a block from the Matthews lome and attended Riverside chapel, detectives said, hung the next inciimi- nating bit of evidence they expect to develop in connection with the murder of Miss Matthews. Ohio Primary.. Columbus, O., ma- jority, or five of the twenty-one mem- bers the Republican state central com- mittee endorsed the president's ad- ministration, promised to support bis candidacy, defeated a plan to give Colonel Roosevelt a complimentary resolution and voted to choose Ohio's .'orty-two district delegates to the tlonal convention by a direct primary. Platte River Is Lowering. Omaha, April crest of the Platte river flood, which crippled rail- way service and Inundated thousands of acres in Eastern Nebraska the last .ihree days, passed Into the Missouri The Platte Is steadily lowering, jut water still overflows large areas and train service is demoralized. Competent as Dixon. St. Paul, April thing I am as competent to judge of the public senti- ment here, as Senator Dlxon was Governor 'Eberhart's reply when the above dispatch was read to him over the telephone. POLICE DETAIN NEIGHBOR Being Questioned Regarding Murdtr of Minneapolis Girl. Minneapolis, April W. B. Paul, pastor of Riverside chapel, gave the police a clue which resulted in the detention of Frank J. Quartemont, of the commissary department of the Soo road, In connection with the murder of Alice Matthews 'on March 24. Rev. Mr Pftul explained ttot he took this sctlcs. -itjr TWO leouests 1-aJ been in Philadelohia Public Uedanr. Cummins 86, Taft 84. Des Monies, April Republic- an county conventions In Iowa select- ed eighty-six delegates to the state convention for Senator Albert B. Cum- mins. Four counties Taft dele- tates, the president's delegate list to- lling eignty-four. NEWS IN SUNDAY'S PAPERS President Taft in Philadelphia speech predicts era of prosperity. Republican representatives in con- gress to flght for federal control of is- suance of railroad securities. Colonel Roosevelt says Lorimer clearing illustrates Mr. Taft's idea of governmeat by representative part ot people. Former strikers of Lawrence, Mass., celebrate the homecoming of their -hi-ldren. Thousands of operatives pa- rade streets waving flags and singing The Marseillaise." Workers claim great Industrial victory. Demonstra- .ion free from disorder. STRONG News of Events in Northern Provinces Not Allowed Publication. Mexico City, March cen- sorship which has been Instituted by the government is so strict that -it has effectually prevented news concern }ng the events which have taken place in the Northern provinces from being out, while messages from abroad also have been entirely stopped. Gonzales Espinosa, editor of the Her- aldo, by taking refuge on the roof of the newspaper office, escaped from the police who had been sent to arrest him on charges which have not been made public. Assurances, however, have been given by him that he will appear in court to have been accepted as" satisfactory by the au- thorities. Despite the orders of the police the Heraldo was printed at noon and copies of <he papers were thrown to the street from windows of the build- ing roof. UNION MINERS QUIT JIOAL PITS Over Anthracite and Bituminous Men Out, SOSPENSION MAY BE BRIEF Soft Coal Men Will Vote on Agree- ment Arranged by Union Officials nd Operators and an Acceptance Seems Coal Opera- tors and Miners' Representatives Will Confer Again on April 10 and May Come to Indianapolis, April No anthracite or bituminous coal will be taken from the mines by union miners as a result of the suspension which "went into ef- fect at midnight, due to wage troubles. More than miners, about 000 In the anthracite field and In the bituminous, will take a vacation, which probably will last only a few weeks. The miners will leave pump- men and at work to protect the mines from flooding or other trouble during the shutdown. The bituminous miners will be out only long enough for the wage agree- ment reached in Cleveland to be rati- fied by the miners by a referendum vote, as it is believed the agreement will be sanctioned by a large majority of the men. The suspension in the anthracite mines will be of longer du- ration, as no agreement has yet been reached between the miners and oper- ators. Ballots for the referendum vote by the bituminous miners, it is said, will be sent out from the national miners' headquarters In this "city as soon as the national president, John P. White, and the other officials return here from Cleveland. It will take more than two weeks to take the vote, as not all of the locals meet every week. Then it will require some time to canvass the vote, so the bituminous miners are not expected to resume work much under a month. Now that the bituminous miners and operators havp agreed on a wage con- tract for the next two years it is be- lieved the anthracite controversy will soon be settled when the aMa operators get together In Philadelphia. The demands made by both branches of the coal miners were, somewhat similar aud It is thought the anthra- cite forcea will compromise on prac- tically the same terms, as have been agreed to in the bituminous industry. No formal order was issued to Presi- dent White for the miners to leave work, as the suspension was auto- matic, since the miners have no agree- ment for work after midnight when the contract made two years ago ex- pired. No trouble is expected at any of the mines involved. MINERS TO VOTE APRIL 10 Result Will Be Known April 13 and Announced Some Daya Later. I Cleveland, April of the referendum vote to be taken In Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Indiana on the settlement reached'here by miners and operators of bituminous foal fields of the four ere fcy the of the "United Mine Workers of Amer- ica. The balloting is to take place April 10. Votes will be counted at the head- quarters "of the organization in In- dianapolis. The result, it is expected, will be known April 13, though the complete count will not be announced until some days later. Prediction was made by miners' officials that the agreement would be supported by a 99 per cent vote. WILL WAIT ON CONFERENCE No Attempt to Be Made to Operate Anthracite Mines. Philadelphia, April- from all sections of the anthracite coal re- gion Indicate that there will be no at- tempt made to resume operations at the principal mines pending the nego- tiations for a new working agreement which will be resumed in this section April 10 Meetings of all the locals of the United Mine Workers in the region were held, at which the officers in- structed the men to remain away from, the collieries and warned them of the dsnger of congregating in groups. NEW PRESIDENT OF ECUADOR General Plaza, Former Minister to United States, Is Elected. Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 1 eral Leonidas Plaza ban been elected president of Ecuador General Plaza was commander c-f the government troops 'Which opposed the recent revolutionary movement. He was president from 1900 to 1904. minister to the United States in 1905 and served also as minister to other countries. Dr Wiley to Lecture. New York, April Harvey W. Wiley closed a contract here to give 100 lectuies throughout United States next season. tour will be- gin in October and wll! include en- from Maine to California. CHICAGO CARPENTERS OUT Fourteen Thousand Strike Over Difference of Cents an Hour. Chicago, April thousand workmen will be idle and building operations in Chicago probably will be suspended as the result of a strike of union carpenters. Members of all allied trade unions are expected to lay down their tools in -sympathy with the carpenters. Difference of opinion between the Chicago Carpenter Contractors' coun- cil, employers, and the union over a new wage scale brought about th6 strike. The union demanded 66 cents an hour and the employers offered 62% Tha former wage scale was 60 cents. Contractors say the strike has come at the most critical time in the build- Ing industry of Chicago. Work on many large structures Is being rushed for completion on May i. Senator Taylor Under Knife. Washington. March Taylor of Tennessee underwent an op- eration for gallstones and It was pro- nounced successful. Hopes now are entertained for a speedy recovery. No Democratic Primary. --Dallas, April Texas Btate Democratic executive committee by a vote of 27 to 4 decided on the convention method of selecting dele- gates to the Baltimore convention In stead of the preferential primary plan pc'.fiel FJousti.n t' hr.'.dftiji tJ? conxtfiu.jn May MEXICAN REBELS HOLD UP TRAIN Kill Thirty-two Federal Soldiers and Seven Civilians. DIRECT FIRE AT TROOP GAR Regulars In Ccach Are Slaughtered Without Chance to Return Enemy's Fire With Any Silenc- ing Federal Fire Bandits Proceed to Rob the Living and Not Spar- ing Even Women Mexico City, April 1 best Information obtainable thirty-nine per- sons were Killed in the attack on the train near Trea Marias, flfty miles south of the cap- ital. Of thirty-two -were federal soldiers who formad an escort. Seven passengers were killed and several wourvded. The train was stopped by rocks on the track and the attackers opened fire from both sides. At the first vol- If-y the engineer, a Mexican, fell dead. Fire was directed chiefly at the -ear containing the soldiers, who were slaughtered without a chance to re- turn the fire with any effect. When the federals were silenced the bandits entered and robbed the dead and living, not sparing the women passengers, of whom there were half a dozen. After the looters had ridden away a freight train approached from, the rear and later hauled the riddled coaches back to Mexico City. Two American passengers were un- hurt. The conductor, C. F. LosaJng, was struck on the head with a gun end badly injured. Several young girls on the train, who knelt and prayed during the firing, later gath- ered flowers and strewed them over the dead. A woman with an infaait in her arms was robbed and inswlted with oaths and jeers. A young stu- dent protesting against the robbing of e younger brother was shot and kiKed. A number of the Zapatistas, said to nave been several hundred strong, are thought to have been "killed. SERIOUS SHORTAGE IN SEED Otherwise Indications Are for Good Minnesota Crops. St. Paul April a'serious shortage of good seed as the only dis- couraging element the crop prospects for Minnesota are pictured as the most promising in years by agricul- tural experts in the University of Min- nesota college of agriculture and state experiment station. The condition of the in the Gopher state and the weather conditions that have pre- vailed and those predicted point to the best season In a decede as far as the production of farm products are conc-erned. The corn seed scarcity, according to the experts, probably will decrease the acreage of this product to some extent. Most of the farmers of Min- nesota are now offering a bushel for good seed corn and even this price has not brought out any material sup- ply of the product. ALASKA DEMOCRATS SPLIT Two Candidates for Congressional Delegates Placed in Field. Valdez, Alaska, April the Democratic territorial convention ad- journed factional strife had divided its membership and the outlook was for a continuation of warfare. The Cordova delegation, led by William O'Connor, was refused seats and ten proxies trom Juneau and one from Seward peninsula were pronounced forgeries by the credentials committee. The contesting delegates held a "rump" convention and nominated Maryn Harrals of Fairbanks for dele- gate to congress and O'Conner for na- tional committeeman. The regulars nominated Robert W. Jennings, a Juj- ueau attorney, for delegate. The platform adopted by the regu- lars substantially endorses the Alas- kan policy of Secretary of the Interior Fisher. _________ SEVEN SAVED FLOOD Thousands See Thrilling Rescue of St. Louis Family. St. Louis, April of flood spectators witnessed the thrill- Ing of a family of seven from a sinking houseboat in the swirling cur- rents of the Mississippi river hers. A houseboat In which a his wife -nd live.small chfWren lived was torn from' Its moorings by driftwood, dragged over snags, stove in and sunk. Two motor beats rushed to the res- cue and after fighting off the heavy drift reached the side of the boat. It sank five minutes after the last occu- pant was taken off. The river reached 29.9 feet here, a of 4.10 feet In twenty-four hours. ROBERT L. TAYLOR. Tennessee Senator Dies 'from Shock Following an Operation. SENATOR TAYLOR IS DEAD ________________ -c Unable to Withstand Shock Following Operation. Washington, April Love Taylor, senior United States senator from Bob to all the here unable to with- stand the shock of an operation for gall stones performed last Mrs. Taylor was at his side- when. the end came. Fiddling Bob Taylor, so" known cause he played his way into the. hearts of his audiences, carrying violin wherever he campaigned, wait sixty-one years old. He was born Happy Valley, in Eastern Tennessee.' but spent most of his life at Nashville, practicing law. His father was a rep- lesentatlve in congress and commit sioner of Indian affairs and an unclf ivas in the Confederate senate. UNLESS TICKET AND PLATFORM SUIT HIM J i Several Westerners Believe Bryan Will Bolt Ticket. Washington, April W. J. Bryan will holt unless both "presiden- tial candidates and platform are to his liking is the information received, by- several Western senators" and repre- sentatives high in the councils of the Democratic party. This means that he will bolt nomination of either Judson Harmon, or Oscaj W. Underwood. His declara- tion that he would not go to Balti- more if the Nebraska delegation waa for Harmon is, these congressman say. the preliminary step. They do not go so far as to assert that Mr Bryan has entered Into any negotiations with the men who threatening a bolt from the Repub- lican party, but they say their infor- mation is that Mr. Bryan will be quite to form an alliance Witt any radical Republicans who may bolt the nomination of President Taft. Mr. Bryan regretted bitterly the po- sition he assumed 'n the campaign of 1904. when for the sake of party regu- larity he supported the candidacy ot. Alton B. Parker, and has told hli friends that he would never be put In the same anomalous position again. HILL PREDICTS TAFT YICTORT President in All Probability Will Serve Another Term- Washjngton, April James J Hill comes to Washingtoti and at the White'House, as he la- varlably does when he visits the itaC politicians begin 10 alt up. aatf take notice. Mr. Hill came to town and. shortly after his arrival to the White House and had a long tallc with the president. This Is the second time wlthtn past few months that 'Mr. Hill, declining to discuss politics, el- pressed the opinion informally that Mr. Taft In all probability would another four years' term la the House. He stated -specifically that not care to be quoted. say I've only one fault. Well, If that's all, I can't be such a bnd bosbnnd. William n t r Im'e In H OHP i itv r.o-ito-.i Transcript. f SUGAR JURY UANIHIT AGREE No Verdict In. Case Charging tlon of Sherman Law. New York, April in the case of John B. Parsons, Wmatoimtott fc. Thomas, George H. Frailer and Ar- thur Donner, charged with violating the criminal clause of tbe aireraafc anti-trust law while at American Sugar Refining compaay, re- ported a disagreement la the States district court. The defendants vrere vtntrged with In restraint .of trade In the Pe msyivaaia Rcflnlac

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