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   Evening Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1912, Albert Lea, Minnesota                                TO ADVERTISE Keeps Your Business Grow- an "Ad" Today. THE EVENING TRIBUNE OUR J9B PRMTMG and Bookbinding is the very, us aad see. VOL XV ALBERT UEA, MINNESOTA. TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1912. NO. 111 SHELBY M. CULLOM. Will Support Whoever Car- ries Primary in Illinois. Photo by American Press Association. CULLOM WINNER Senator Will Abide by Result of Pri- mary in Illinois. Washington, April 9 Shel- by M. Cullom has notified his political managers that Isc will support for the Republican presidential nomination whoever may be endorsed for the of- fice at-the primaries in Illinois Sena- tor Cullom is a candidate for re-elec- tion and is determined to be with the winner. For some weeks efforts have been made to induce the venerable senator from Illinois to indicate a choice as between- President Taft and former He has refused to do so. RED WILL CONFLICT WITH AMERICAN FLAG Seattle judge Refers to Socialist Demonstrations. CRISIS IN FLOOD NOWJMMINENT Chief Anxiety Centers in Situa- tion South ot Memphis, BELIEVE LEVEES WILL HOLD Seattle, April parade of the 800 Socialists and Industrial Workers of the World, headed by a red flag, was made the subject of an address by United States Judge Cornelius H. Han- ford in the federal court. The judge predicted a conflict between the ad- herents of the red flag and those of the American flag. jJuring the regular motion calenda'. in court permission was asked to pre- sent two applications for citizenship. After asking the usual questions Judge Hanford said: "The la-'t stop in completing your naturalization will be taking the oath of allegiance to the Constitution and in taking that you will give your pledge of loyalty to the government. "There was recently a procession marching in the streets of Seattle bo- hind a flag which was not the mingled colors of our nation, only the blood red color. "Recently other processions have marched that red flag in the streets of Seattle, in which men en- joying the rights of citizenship of this country were included. Some of them were born in this country and others have acquired .the rights of citizen- ship by professing and swearing al- legiance to the Constitution. "If these disloyal demonstrations continue the time will come when there will be a conflict between those who march behind the red flag and those who take their stand under the flag representing the lawful govern- ment of this nation." RIOT OCCURS !N MILL YARD Between Strikers and Strike- breakers at Hoquiam, Wash. Hoquiam, Wash., April 9. The strike of mill workers of Gray's Harbor, which the mill owners hoped would collapse upon the offer of an increase of wages to a day, be- serious when an effort was made to resume work. The men de- mand In Hoquiam the Wilson mill and in Aberdeen the Aberdeen Lumber and Shingle company were added to the plants operating. A battle between strikers and strike- breakers occurred at the Hoquiam Lumber company's mill, the strikers throwing hundreds of stones into the mill yard. A strikebreaker who was riding to the mill on-a bicycle was dragged to ground by strikers. A then was turned on the from ttae i5illl yard and women and children, as well as men, were State and Government Officials Say Dikes on Eastern Bank Will With- stand Enormous Pressure From Crest of Mississippi River Flood, but Are Apprehensive of Breaks Along Western Shore. St. Louis, April crisis in the Mississippi valley's tremendous flood- la imminent. Chief anxiety centers in the situation along the rivers south of Memphis. If the dikes of Arkansas, Mississippi and North Louisiana hold for another thirty-six hours then the fertile valleys of the Delta and the Yazoo south of Memphis will be spared. State and government officials -say the dikes on the eastern bank will withstand tfte enormous pressure that would be exerted by the flood's crest. Nevertheless, they are apprehensive and fear that there may be breaks along the western dikes is shown by reports of the abandonment of homes and villages in the lowlands from Helena to the southward. In a church at Wyanoke scores of refugees built a scaffold with pews as the water rose. They remained on it until rescued. Refugees "from the Modoc district south of Memphis, who were taken to Helena and Memphis, say there has been some life loss in that section. These repoi-ts are unverified and the mayor of Helena has sent out a state- ment declaring there had been no fa- talities from the breaks south of his city. Loss Amounts to Unofficial estimates of the damage vary "widely. Many persons wlib'know every bend in the great river from New. Orleans to" Cairo say _the niary loss will amount to Other persons equally conversant with the situation modify this estimate. Probably the heaviest specific loss must be estimated in the destruction of homes, the loss of live stock and Lhe damage of manufacturing plants. The number of fatalities has been small, probably not exceeding a total of thirty. Warnings have preceded the rise. There has been great suffering among the homeless. Of or more persons, who have been driven from iheir homes, hundreds have been im- prisoned on housetops, in trees and an- chored on rafts for long periods. De- spite the ample warnings many of the Arkansas and Tennessee homesteaders remained by their property till the last minute and then scores of them were taken from their places of refuge scantily clad. The situation in Memphis proper is rapidly, assuming its normal. Street cars have resumed service in the com- paratively small flooded district of the city's lowlands REFUGEES SUFFER KEENLY Rescue Boats Bringing Homeless Peo- ple to Memphis. Memphis, Tenn., April boats still are busy bringing from Wyanoke, Ark, refugees who had been marooned on knolls, housetops and in a church since the levee broke twelve miles south of Memphis Satur- day. Many were thinly clad. All were fonng from hunger and thirst. Attempts to get food were made by some of the marooned men. They con- structed rafts and foraged, but scarce- ly anything -was obtained. The plight of these people and of others near by on roofs of houses, on rafts and on small islands was reported to the Memphis authorities. The mayor and a number of officials went to the scene. They .found conditions even worse than had been reported. Many of the more aged were seri- ously ill from exposure and lack of nutriment. 'Some had waded and some had been forced to swim to places of THE MAN OF in Chicago Record-Herald. FLOOD RECEDES AT MEMPHIS Luxora, Golden Lake and Lambeth- ville Levees Are Holding. Memphis, Tenn., April the' Tlver north of here receding the crisis in the floctd situation as far south as Memphis Is fast pawing. The levees at Luxora, Lake and Lambeth- vllle, regarded as'tbreatened stretches, are holding and advices to the head- quarters oMhe St. Francis levee board are more ho'peful. Gaps In the levee at St. Claire and Wyanoke, Ark., opposite Memphis, are widening slowly and the water is spreading itself over the greater por- tion of Crlttendeft and a section gt, Fatal Pall From Truck. St. Paul, 'April er, seventeen years old, wan Instantly 2 ride on hook "-and ladder truck 'wb.ich was returning from a grass fire. It is be- lieved that he either fell off the truck and under the wheels or that he was by a passing automobile. THREE DROWN IN CANADA Sudden Rise in Quebec River Over- takes Wagonload of People. Sherbrooke, Que., April sud- den rise of the Coaticoke river at Compton caused the death of three persons. Edward Poulin v.-as driving Mrs. Beorges Villeux and her six children to a party when the flood unexpected- ly swept over the road and left them all.struggling in the stream. Poulin sank immediately and his body was not recovered. Three of the children were dragged _ out, but Mrs. Villeux and the other children floated down the current, clinging io a stump. When help reached them two of the little ones were dead. Two Farmers Drown. Yankton, S. D April Mines and Tony Tilke, prominent farmers, while trying to cross the Missouri liver here in a skiff were diowned when the high waves swamped the craft. John Mines, eighteen years old. of Doc, was saved after jumping Crom one ice floe to another. Pugilist's Recovery Doubtful. Cleveland, April Hargolief was injured in his sixth round with Kid Goldberg of Syracuse here. Margo- lief taken to a hospital, where the doctors said his recovery was doubtful. His right side is paralyzed and he has other injuries. BUREAU OF MARKETS URGED Bills Provide for Director and Inquiry of Present Methods. Washington, April establish- ment of a bureau of markets in the de- partment of agriculture in bills intro- duced by Representatives Wycliffe of Louisiana and Beall Of Texas was urged before the house committee on agriculture. The bills would provide for a director to be appointed by tha president and that the bureau investi- gate the methods of marketing farm produce with a view to recommend- ing the fairest and most direct method by which they may reach the ultimate consumer from the producer. Slays Former Husband. Des Moines, April Pratt was shot and killed by his former wife IP his own home In North Des Moines. The woman gave herself up to the police. She says she shot in self de- fense. Surf. long and oscillatory waves run' by gravity, the first agitating the water to nearly the same amount at All depths, while the chief disturbance due to the latter confines itself to the uppW lay- ers of the water. These oscillatory waves, the typical it which Is perhaps furnished by the or regular rolling waves which continue to run In deep water after a storm, will break on a shelving Bbore when their height is about equal to the depth of water. When tbe depth Is sufficient to allow the oscillations to proceed unimpeded no progressive mo- tion takes place, each column being kept in its place by the pressure of surrounding columns. If, however, free oscillation Is Interposition of. a rock or by the shelv- ing of the shore, the columns In the deep water are notr-tHrlfWced by those in the shallower, and thus they acquire. a progressive form "break- ers." For this reason waves always breftk against tbe shore, whatever Ja (be direction of wind. l RUSTS SEEK TO MAKE OUR LAWS Senator La Follette Makes At- tack on Monopolies. URGES THE PEOPLE TO UNITE Wisconsin Candidate for Presidential Nomination Republican Ticket -Declares People Buy, Sell, Eat or Wear'Is'Controlled by the Trusts, Which Even Assume to Dictate Appointment of Judges. Hoi dredge, Neb., April he had found the sentiment In Nebras- ka as strongly progressive as in North Dakota, Senator La Follette in a speech here concluded an active day of campaigning in Southwest and South Central Nebraska. It was his third 'day- in Nebraska and, as he traversed what is regarded as progressive territory, his. reception was probably the most enthusiastic he has received since he began his tour Of Nebraska. Senator La Follette said, he had as- surances from South Dakota, Oregon and California which left little doubt they would stand with Wisconsin and North Dakota. Leaving Lincoln tbe senator made his first stop at Fairmont, where he was tendered an enthusiastic recep- tion and spoke briefly. A committee of women gave Mrs. La Ipollette a re- ception at the hotel. The party left Fairmont for Hastings by automobile, addresses being made at Sutter, Saron- ville, Harvard and Inland. At Hastings, Senator La Follette made his principal address1 of the day before a large crowd. He urged the need of people to unite as a whole and take control of the government. "The said he, "are striving desperately to retain their grip on the country. Everything the people buy or sell, everything they eat or wear, is Controlled by the same power that seeks to cGutrol the repre sentatives of the people and write the laws. This same power even assumes to dictate the appointment of judges on the bench." Senator La Follette told the voters they should work for the enactment of tne initiative, referendum and re- call, because they were essential to the life of the country. Leaving Hastings he spoke at Junia- ta, Kenesaw and Minden, ,hey are adopting in Kentucky at the present time." WILSON BUYS HAND ME DOWN New Jersey Governor Reaches Syra- cuse Without Evening Suit. Syracuse. N. Y., April Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey was the guest of honor at the annual ban- quet of the Syracuse chamber of com- merce. Governor Wilson arrived here with- out bis personal belongings, which had been stolen at Chicago. After being greeted by a reception committee he started out to purchase a ready made evening suit. The governor was tendered a recep- tion in a hotel lobby, after which he proceeded to the banquet 300 business men were a'sBembled. Governor Wilson delivered a nonpar- tisan address, taking for his topic, "The Relation of Politics to Business." SANDERS SUCCEEDS TAYLOR Appointed to Fill Tennessee Vacancy in Senate. Nashville. Tenn., April Hooper announced the appointment of Newell Sanders of Chattanooga as United States senator to succeed the late Senator Robert L. Taylor. Mr. Sanders is state chairman of the Re- publican executive committee and t prominent manufacturer of Chatta- Sir. Sanders will be the third Re- publican who has served the state of Tennessee in the United States senate. Hay Highest Since Civil War. Cincinnati, April sold high- orhere than at any time since the Civil war. For good timothy hay a ton was the ruling figure on the floor of the chamber of commerce. COLONEL WILL FIGHT AGAIN If Beaten This Time Roosevelt Says He Won't Quit. Fort Wayne, Tnd., April a speech at Peru, Ind., Colonel Roose- velt said that if he were beaten in his present fight he would make another one. In addressing a crowd at the railway station at Peru he said: "If, after hearing ,me; you decide against me, very well. 111 try it again another time and try In sneaking here Colonel Roosevelt charged that, unfair tactics "had been used to defeat his supporters in this state. "Our opponents aro said he, "to 'proceed to any lengths to nullify the will of the peo- ple. When they descend to .methods of that sort all rtfdtote represent the Republican party or bind It Apparently tney to rlvnl eociTiUon bv the WRECK SURVIVORS SUFFER Persons Rescued From Burning Steam- er Reach Boston Hungry. Boston. April group of tired, hungry passengers of the Merchants and Miners' steamer Ontario, which was driven ashore burning on Mon- tank Point. L. I., arrived here from New London, Conn., where they were landed by tug. Most of them were without baggage. Some had dressed so hurriedly in the excitement that they had scarcely sufficient clothing. When the Ontario was run ashore she carried thirty-two passengers, twenty- two first and second cabin and ten Italians In the steerage. All but two of the passengers were brought to Bos-ton. FATAL EXPLOSION IN HOME Das Moines Insurance Man Lights Match in Gas Filled Room. Des Moines, April D. Skinner, aged sixty, treasurer of the Hawkeye and Moines Fire Insurance com- pany, was instantly killed, his wife probably fatally Injured and W. L. White and wife were seriously hurt when a gas explosion wrecked Skinner home here. Attracted to the, rear of the house by the odor of gas Mr. Skinner light- ed a match. One side of the house was blown out by the explosion that followed and the place was destroyed by fire. An open gas jet was found 1m one A Matter of "What A change a -woman can tnakt In a sighed tho very young man. "Right yon are, my sighed tbe man had been up against tbe matrimonial for many yenrs. "and tvlint a lot trhl'e doing It7' PUBLISHER ON WITNESS STAND St. Louis Man Tells ot Effect of Postal Fraud Order, STARTS MAGAZINE ON E. G. Lewis, Accused of Using Mails to Defraud, Recites His Financial Career in the United States Court. Says Downfall of His Business Be- gan With Issuance of Fraud Order by the Postoffice Department. St. Louis, April G. Lewis, charged with using the mails to de- fraud, took the witness stand in the United States district court here. He began a recital of his financial career, starting with his first venture in the publishing field when he launched a magazine with Rapidly, but without apparent ef- fort at dramatic effect, he told how he ran up this into aeries of business and banking operations which involved the handling of several mil- lions of dollars. Lewis said his publishing business outgrew its plant several times and he finally decided to build his own plant. He realized, he said, that city property was improving westward and so erect- ed his buildings beyond the city limits where University City has since grown. He then told of the success of his business, declaring its downfall com- menced with the issuance of a fraud order by the postoffice department in 1905. All his mail, the witness said, was returned to the senders bearing the word "fraudulent" stamped in red. Heavy Loss in Advertising. Before this he said he was receiving from to letters a day. As a result of the fraud order, Lewis testi- fied, he lost In advertising contracts and his banking credit was cut off. When the People's United States business in 1905 and a re- ceiver was appointed, Lewis testified, he called a meeting of ers and proposed the exchange of their stock for stock of the publishing com- pany with a increase in its capitalization. He took the respon- sibility of any losses that might accrue to the stockholders in the adjustment of the affairs of the bank, he said, and gave them his notes to secure them to the full amount of the increased capi- talization. Lewis testified that subscrib- ers of the People's United States bank changed their stock for an equal num- ber of shares of the Lewis Publishing company. When the bank liquidated on a basis of 87 cents on the dollar, he said, he made up the other 13 cents and saved the subscribers from loss by giving them their full allotment of Lewis Publishing company shares. Forced to Refund In 1905 300 letters of the Pub- lishing company were held up in the' postofflce, he said. In October of the same year copies of the Farm Journal were held up. He did not learn of this until five weeks later. He then had to refund taken in for advertising in the suppressed issue and many advertising contracts were broken as a result of the seizure. After this Lewis and two other offi- cials of the company were indicted on charges of sending out mail in excess of the government regulations. These indictments were quashed after stand- ing for years. George W. Baumhoff, former street railway official, testified that the effect of Lewis taking hold of the University City tract was to greatly enhance the "aluc not only of that tract, but of all property within a mile and a half of University City. He testified that In his opinion the subway which Lewis proposed to build would have tripled the value of the publisher's real estate holdings in Uni- versity City. THROW LIGHT ON BARRELS Bill Proposes That Presidential Can. didates Make Known Contributions. Washington, April publicity of contributions and expenditures in the nomination of candidates for presi- dent and vloe president of the United States at regular Intervals before the HSminatlng convention and a final statement within thirty days after each convention are proposed in a bill Introduced by Representative Henry of Texas, who prepared it In collabora- tion with Representative Rucker of Missouri. RUDYARD KIPLING. Writes Poem Denouncing 'Rule for Ireland. HOME RULE FIGHT IS NEAR Ruriyard Kipling Fires Poetical side at Bill. London, home rule struggle, which promises to revive the animosity of Gladstonian times, will open this week with the presentation of the home rule bill in parliament Thursday. Rudyard Kipling is out in the Morning Post with a slashing de- nunciatory 'poem. Andrew Bonar Law, leader of the opposition in the house of commons, had an enthusiastic reception on tits arrival at Belfast for the demonstration, which will' open tha Unionist campaign against the govern- ment policy. t GIFFORD PINCHOT GIVES OUT LETTERS Blames Situation on La Follette's Overwrought Condition. Washington, April PJa- chot out copies of correspondence between himself and Senator La'.Fol- lette relative to Mr. Pinchot's -with- drawal as a supporter of the senator and his subsequent support of Colonel Roosevelt. Mr. Pinchot in his letter to Senator La Pollette, which was Feb. 17, told the senator that "the success of progressive principles; now requires me to advocate the nom- ination of Colonel Mr. Pjnchot wrote-that the resolu- tion passed by the progressive- Repnb- licans at Columbus on Jan. 1 declaring for "Robert M. La Follette, Theodora Roosevelt or any other progressive Re- was suggested by Mr. senator's manager. Mr. Pinchot criticises the senator's course in his campaign, which he de- clares has been abandonment .of the main purpose tor which "the progres- sive group was "and that Manager Houser himself soon aft- er Jan. 29 declared that he feared the senator's course. If followed out, would result in his going to the Chicago con- vention with only Wisconsin delegates and prpbably a divided delegation from there. Pinchot's letter closes with the ob- servation that he believes Senator La Follette's overwrought physical condi- tion is "responsible for bis change of attitude." Langford Defeats McVey. Sydney, N. S. W., April Langford, the American negro heavy- weight, defeated Sana McVey, colored, of California in a twenty-round tight f on points. Langford and McVey fought in the Stadium before spectators and after a hard contest In. which honors -.cere fairly eVen "until the last few rounds Langford succeed- ed In reversing his deftv.t on Dec. 23 last. SPREADS PEACE DOCTRINE Baroness Von Suttner Will Visit United States. Vienna, April upon tha women of America to lead in the ffgilt for world peace Baroness Bertha Von Cuttner, the sixty-year-old peace advo- cate, prepared to start for United States fqr a lecture tour under tb.9 auspices of the Federated clubs of America. Baroness Von Suttner is the caosS indefatigable peace propagandist hv Europe, despite her age. "The averting of a world said Baroness Suttner, "disarmament or partial disarmament, can only be brought by the infusion Into the peace movement of more life and energy and an aggressive campaign against militant spirit, in the final it is pubjlc opinion which, after kas the greatest influence to peace, if once awakened to a tlon of its power in this direction. Seven Killed in Theater Avesnes, France, 'April women and children were killed this city In a rush to the !ft a concert hall, following an ontlUKtig. of flre. Fifteen other wi wen dren were injured. f   

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