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Evening Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1912, Albert Lea, Minnesota TO ADVERTISE Keeps Your Businerm Grow, an "Ad" Today. THE EVENING TRIBUNE Olid JOI PUNTING and Bookbinding is the us and nee. VOI, XV ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA. SATURDAY' APRIL 6, 1912. GENERAL EDWARDS. Would Let Philippine, Go In Event of War in the Pacific. H A MLES HEARST V- WOULD LET PHILIPPINES GO Brigadier General Edwards Thinks Hawaii and Alaska Better. Washington, April case there Were a war centering in the Pacific ocean the United States ought to let the Philippines go without struggle and center all its strength on defend ing Hawaii, San Francisco and Alas- ka, said Brigadier General Edwards, chief of the insular bureau, before the senate finance committee. "If any of the great powers should decide to seize the Philippines I would allow them to do Edwards declared. "But the ownership of the islands would be one of the things to be con- sidered after the close of the war." LA FOLLETTE OPENS NEBRASKA CAMPAIGN Makes Four Set Speeches and Score of Short Talks. Lincoln, Neb., April Rob- ert M La Follette, on the firwt of a five-day campaign in Nebraska, trav- ersed the southeast river counties of the state almost to the Kansas line and then doubled back, reaching Lin- coln for a meeting. He made four set speeches, besides nearly a score of short talks at the different places. "The rule of the few must end and the whole people must have a was one of the frequently reiterated statements of Senator La Follette. "The time has come for the masses to assert themselves and no longer ac- cept the dictum of leaders who serve their own selfish purpose or the inter- ests." He said he had come to Nebraska because he believed the voters of the state were progressive and no longer willing to be dominated by the inter- est. He made only indirect references to President Taft and Colonel Roose- velt, but said he was in the presiden- tial fight to stay, because he believed it was necessary for some one to bat- tle for progressive principles. In his speech here before a crowd which filled the Auditorium Senator La Follette attacked President Taft and Colonel Roosevelt. Roosevelt, he said, had failed in his duty as presi- dent by permitting trusts to spring up and flourish. President Taft failed to insist on the carrying out of party pledges on the tariff. WITHDRAWAL HELPS CLARK Managers Say He Is Assured Massa- chusetts Delegation. Washington, April 6. The with- drawal of Governor Foss as a Demo- cratic presidential candidate in the approaching primary in Massachusetts, the Clark managers said, assured the capture of the Massachusetts delega- tion by the speaker. Former Senator Dubois, in charge of Speaker Clark's natio.nal campaign, after a conference with Congressman Curley, who has been conducting the Clark affairs in Boston, expressed the belief a Clark delegation would be spnt to the Baltimore convention. TIED HIS STAKES Philippine Scout Officer Is Dismissed From Service. Washington, April First Lieuten- ant Orra L-. Houser, Philippine scouts, has been dismissed from the service under the recommendation of court- martial, which was approved by Presi- dent Taft. Charges filed against the officer al- leged drunkenness, tying members of Bis command to stakes without food or water, tying one man to a tree on the edge of a stream so that the sol- dier compelled to stand -with one foot fh the .water and a number oZ otfiers, including that he struck, kicked and struck with the handle of whip "What I., f I MXiVvH per Man a Slanderer, f" DENIES MLTIN6 THE TICKET New Jersey Governor to Charges of Senator'Stone of Missou- ri, Champ Clark's Manager, That He Had Not Voted for Democratic Candidates In 1900 and 1908__De- clares He Has Always Been Leys! to the Party. Peoria, III., April Wood- row Wilson not only boot .hamp Clark's "noun' dawg" over five Illinois congressional districts, but he took a resounding Wck with hobnailed shoes at a pestiferous pup owned by one William Randolph Hearst. Hearst he charged with being a slanderer. Senator William J. Stone of Missouri, the Clark manager, who aroused the New Jersey Democratic presidential candidate's ire by the spoken charge that he was a traitor to the Democratic party, he disposed of under the category that he was a tool wielded by Hearst. As to Hearst, Governor Wilson, be-l fore people in the arsenal at Springfield, said: "Senator Stone is coming here as an antidote to the poison I was to distribute. "The chemist who compounded this particular antidote owns a great many rt-vvspapers throughout tne United States. It has been his particular pleasure to destroy, so far as he could, the reputation of every man who spoke for the Democracy of the United States." Calls Stone's Charges False. As to Senator Stone's charges that he was a traitor and that he did not vote the Democratic ticket in 1900 and 190S he said they were falsehoods "sworn to by gentlemen who are will- ing to swear to anything." "In 1908 I voted the whole Demo- cratic ticket. In 1900 I did the same. I never voted anything but the Demo- cratic ticket in ray be asserted. On the presidential primary score the presidential aspirant was especial- ly enthusiastic. Before a dozen au- diences in halls en route, from the back end of the special train which raced from town to town in the whirl- wind finish of the preliminary cam- paign, and finally at the big mass meeting in the coliseum in Peoria, he praised the wisdom of the legislature in passing the preferential primary bill. "The conventions in Chicago and Baltimore will be the last of their he declared. "Four years from now every state in the Union will have laws of this character. The president will then be nominated by the people and not by slatemakers. Delegates will go to these conventions under strict orders from the voters and their choice will be nominated. It will mark tne end of boss rule in national poli- tics." Favors Initiative and Referendum. After giving his approval >to the Ini- tiative and referendum Governor Wil- son answered the criticisms which have been made to these reforms., "We are not tired of our institu- he stated, "but we are tired because some of the branches of gov- ernment have ceased to represent us. The initiative and referendum are in- tended to restore our control of those institutions and not destroy them." Governor Wilson severely criticised those who believe the masses of the people are not fit to rule. The governor criticised the Payne- Aldrich tariff law, scoring the Repub- licans for not giving the country a re- vision downward instead of upward in the woolen and cotton schedules. He gave it as his opinion that this government was not ready for the hands of trustees, as some public men of the day seem to believe. Governor Wilson said that while he would like to believe that the issue of the present campaign is one of princi- ple and not personality he was forced to concede that the voters must se- lect good men for office and take less heed of theories and political creeds which have no concrete form. TEXTILE FIREMEN TO STRIKE Walkout in Nearly 100 Mills fcr Monday. River, Mass., April Snapshot of Judge Walter Staples, Who Took Place of Virginia Jurist Slain by Allen Outlaws. HICKMAN LEVEE FAILSJO HOLD Serious Break Occurs In Big Government Dyke, LOSS OF LIFE MAY RESULT One Hundred and Fifty Square Miles of Additional Territory Will Soon Be Under Water as Result of Break in Levee Protecting the Reelfoot District of Kentucky and Tennessee. St. Louis. April flood area in the Mississippi valley has widened and lengthened. The big government levee west of Hickman, Ky., protecting the Reelfoot lake district of Kentucky and Tennessee, broke and it is believed 150 square miles will be inundated This section is comparatively thickly popu- lated and loss of life is expected. Much suffering and property damage seem certain. In its onward rush the Mississippi reached a flood stage almost to Nat- chez, and hundreds of mpn wpre at work on the levees in the new- ly menaced territory, stopping sma'll breaks and strengthening the spots I weakened by the terrific strain. As tue river still was rising at Cairo and the Ohio slowly was mounting higher ae far up as Louisville, with smaller streams all down the line pouring un- piecedented volumes of water into the Mississippi, the lower river district faced a crisis. Six hundred and thirty-eight miles of the Mississippi is seriously affected. JOSEPH F. SMITH. Presides at the Eighty-second Conference of Mormon Church. Photo by American Press Association. Judge Walter Staples of the muoicipal coart of Roanoke, Va., is filling the place on the bench formerly occupied, by Judge Thornton L. Mnssie, who died at his post of duty -when the Allen bandits shot up the Hillsviile courthouse. Upon receipt of the governor's order Judge Staples went to Hillsviile, and a special ?rrand jury was assembled lost no time to returning indictments against the loaders of the Allen gang. According to Virginia papers the predecessor of .Tudsre Massie resigned as a result of threats from the Aliens CRAZY SNAKE PASSES AWAY Indian Chief Responsible for Last Oklahoma Uprising Dead. Oklahoma City, Okla, April Crazy Snake, the Indian responsible for the last uprising in Oklahoma, is dead. The old chief's end came near Old Hickory, the stamping ground of the Creeks in 1908. The Indian always had contended that his tribe was robbed of its land DELEGATES WILL HAVE FREE HAND New York State Convention May Fail to Instruct, TAFT MEN TO BE IN CONTROL Fall hundred firemen employed In nearly lO'O textile mills In this city will go on strike Monday. This action was decided upon at spe- cial meetings of the stationary fire- men's unions. The men ask a flat wage rate
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