Albert Lea Evening Tribune, April 10, 1912

Albert Lea Evening Tribune

April 10, 1912

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Evening Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1912, Albert Lea, Minnesota -f TO ADVERTISE Keeps Your Business Grow- an "Ad" Today. EVENING TRIBUNE and' Bookbinding is the us and see. vouxv ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1912. EDWIN A. MERRITT. One of New to the Republican Convention. APPLAUD PRESIDENT'S WISDOM AND COURAGE New York Republicans Fator Re- nomination of Taft. Rochester, N Y, April York state's delegates at large to the Republican national convention will not be instructed to vote for the re- nommation of President Taft. .Instead the committee on resolutions of the Republican state convention voted al- most unanimously to report a resolu- tion to the convention favoring his re- nomination and urging the entire state delegation to carry' out the" party's choice The committee which drafted the platform and'" settled 'the question of Instructions finally agreed to'the fol- lowing compromise: -applaud---the 'patriotism, wis- dom courage of Presi- dent William H Tatt, "The overwhelming 'majority of the representatives of the party in the convention assembled favor his re- nomination and we urge that the dele- gates at large here elected in their ac- tion at Chicago out this choice of the Republicans' of the state and that Hie district delegates unite to the same end "y Thf committee 'nominated as dele- gates at large 'United States Senator Root, William Barnes, Jr., chairman of the state committpe; William Berri of Brooklyn and Edwin Jr., speaker of the state assembly. WILL SUPPORT THE NOMINEE Weaver Drops Out of Minnesota Guber- natorial Race. St. Paul, April Weaver of Mankato, who announced his candi dacy for governor March 23, withdrew from the Contest. He gives no reason except that his canvass of the situation has caused him to change his mind. He was preparing for a struggle in Blue Earth county with Governor Eb- erhart and the comine contest had aroused considerable interest. Mr. Weaver said that he has not talked with any of the governor's friends since he entered the race will support the nominee of the con- vention. "I have made a careful canvass of the says Mr Weaver's statement.'" "the result of which, to- gether with other developments that have taken place, -has caused me to alter my determination." He declares that he will not be a candidate for any political office and that his motlvejs to promote harmony in Republican party. SAYS THE VOTERS PROTEST Governor Wilson Asserts Broken Promisem Make Socialists. Buffalo, N. Y., April before the ElHcott cluh here Governor Woodrow Wilson of Jersey ex- pressed the be.Het that the motive be- hind the numerous attacks upon busi- ness was due mainly to the repeated disappointments that the voters had borne. These disappointments, he said, were the underlying causes of the growth of Socialism, but that growth lepresented about 20 per cent of the real Socialism and 80 per cent of pro- against repeated Intol- erable disappointment" LA FOLLETTE IN CALIFORNIA to 100 to 150 Primary pay Sacramento, Cal., April Follette will a thorough cam- paign of said Walter L. Houser, national campaign masagsr for the "He will 100 w his arrival fn on April We have not outlined am itlnorary Tft." CAUSTIC REPORT HOUSE CommlttiiCriticises Suspension of General Ainsworth, BLAMES TAFT AND STIMSOA Secretary ef War Accused ef Havlnt Committed and Irreparable Wrong" and "Flagrant of Cf flcial President Chargec With Prejudicing Case Arm> Officer. Washington, April President Taft and Secretary or War Stimson are severely arraigned in a report on the Ainsworth case presented to the by military affairs committee. Secretary Stimson is charged witb having committed a "great and irre parable wrong" and a "flagrant mis use of official authority" when lasl February he suspended General Ains worth from his dtitles as adjutant gen eral of thfe army and charged him with insubordination. That the president and Secretary Stimson prejudiced the case, that the accusations against the general were based upon prejudice and that the sec etary of war has an "erroneous idea' of his relation to congress are some of the other 'conclusions reached by a majority of the committee, of which Representative Hay of Virginia chairman. Following General Ainsworth's re ief from tuty and when a court martial seemed probable the president per mitted him. to retire from the army because of t his, long service. Criticising the relief of General Ains worth the report declares the "worst feature of it'-was that this officer of ong and distinguished service had no tribunal to which he could appeal with any hone of justice or fair treatment. "Suppression of the Truth." The majority of the 'committee con- clude that General Ainsworth had been guilty of no- -act- which justified the let- :er of suspension from Secretary Stimson and "that the charges had origin in a determination to drive Gen- eral Ainsworth from active service and lad nothing to support them but bare assertion coupled with misrepresenta- lon and suppression of the truth." The "report then goes on to say t is incredible of belief that Secretary Stimson believed General Aineworth uilty of the -charges and adds "Some other reason must actu- ated the secretary of war and that reason is not liaTd to find. Your com- mittee being familiar with all the >hases of the legislative features of :he army appropriation bill can very readily account for this violent as- sault on General Ainsworth." It is pointed out-that General Ains- worth favored the "five-year enlistment plan in bill- which was op- 3osed by Other officers of the general staff and Stimson's let- ter of suspension to the general was sent on the day that this feature of .he hill was being discussed in the house Secretary Stimson's comment to the house when he sent the papers in the case, to the- effect that his action "was not to be construed as a, recognition of the authority of the house or any of its committees to require of the chief executive a statement of reasons for his official is severely crit- icised General Ainsworth's stand upon a certain letter to the secretary of war, upon of -the charges was based, is defended. REVISING THE SCHEDULE. MINNESOTA RATE CASES UP Argument Begins in the Federal Su- preme Court. Washington, April 10. The argu- ment of the Minnesota rate cases in the supreme court has begun. Former Judge T. D. O'Brien opened in behalf of the state. The first half hour of his address was devoted principally to relating the history of the case from the legislature and its progress through the courts to the opinion of Circuit Ju'dge Sanborn, from whose decision the -case Is in the supreme court on appeal. Judge O'Brien severely criticised the findings of fact ot tbe master, wherein he found that the reduction in the passenger rate from 3 cents a mile to 2 mile was a reduction of 33% per cent, contenfling such reduc- tion was nit a reaV 'reduction In the revenues of -the railroad, being more than counterbalanced by the abandon- ment of efcciirslon rates at one and one-third fate; less at times. in Now York Evening Sun. SLAYS GIRL AND HIMSELF Jealous Farmer Carries Out Double Tragedy is He Had Planned. Lansforft; N.'D., April death of Miss Clara Krause from four bullet wounds Inflicted byOeorge Wilson and witlrttBe" MS'dead body In a field akout a MOt-Mlfr lita com pleted stfiHlieT tauTder and suicide grow la? DTK of insane fcalousv. Wil con, a one child. Wilson, who was a prominent and prosperous farmer, shot the girl at his home after they quarreled He planned the killing, having been to Lansford purchasing a revolver, a bottle of strychnine and also making his will Immediately after the shooting, which took place while the girl stood with her back to the murderer, he fled irom the house, without hat, coat or vest. His body was found in the "a bullet wound in the forfthssd telling its own story of the suicide Miss Krause, who was twenty-two years old, made a statement to the ef- fect that it was Wilson's jealousy of ner that caused the shooting. The girl had lived at the Wilson home for some time, Mrs. Wilson be- ing her sister. STICKS CONSUL WITH HATPIN j r- i-_i_-. n--- ..-1---- Crazed Negress Attacks American Representative at Calgary. Winnipeg, April with co calne and suffering under the halluci nation that her father and mother were being detained from entering Canada through the action of Ameri- can consular officials Camille Bates a colored woman, made a determined attack on Colonel E. Scott, American consul at Calgarj, Alta in his office in the grain exchange building Only quick action on the part of the police saved the consul from bein? seriously hurt by the woman, who breaking furniture in the office and attempting to close with Colonel Hotchkiss, whom she was sticking with a long hatpin when the police rived. MAD DOG IS SHOT TO DEATH ILLINOIS GOES FOR ROOSEVELT Colonel Has Lqng Lead Over Taft in State Primary. i CULLOM BEATEN FOR SENATOR Canine Bites at Least Five Persons at Minneapolis. Minneapolis April biting at least five persons and fire dogs and for three days keeping a whole South Side neighborhood in suspense a mad dog was run down and shot to death by police and citizens. Three of the persons bitten by the dog are at large in Minneapolis and were sought by officers to warn them of their peril. One of them is a wom- an. The names of all were unknown to the police. "Unaware of the fact 'that the dog that bit them was suffer- ing from rabies all three are believed to be unconscious of the peril hanging over them. JEALOU.S WIFE USES GUN Chicago Woman Fires Eight Times but Husband Will Recover. Chicago, April 10 a jealous rage Mrs. Louise Ritchey fired eight stoats at her husband, Charles A. Ritchey One bullet struck the man in the shoulder, another took effect In the arm, while the others went wide of their mark. She used a magazine re- rolver. Ritchey was removed to a hospital where It was said his condition was not serious. Mrs. Ritchey, when ar- rested, insisted on taking a pet bull dog to the police station with her. Weighs 850 Pounds at Death. Boston, April abnormal weight of 850 pounds attained by Abra- ham Sodekson caused his death from fatty degeneration of the heart. He was twenty-six years old. weeks ago when taken in Sodekson weighed 434 pbnnds. During his sickness it is estimated he rained weight at the rate or twenty pounds a day- Indications Are Roosevelt Has About Plurality Over Taft and Has Carried Every Congressional District but Defeats Wilson as Choice of Democrats, Chicago, April was a land- slide in Illinois for Roosevelt The returns received from, the statewide primaries indicate that the former president carried congressional district except one and won the whole state by a plurality of over President Taft. The returns indicate that fifty-six out of the fiftj-eight Illinois delegates to the national be in- structed to vote for Colonel Roose velt. He has captured forty-eight of the fifty distiict delegates and the eight delegates at large will be elect people for anotner term and endorsement of his vote. Lawrence Y. Sherman was running well ahead of him even in districts in wnich the former speak- er of the house was not supposed to have any particular strength. Roosevelt's state managers claimed his majority over President Taft as from to Returns indi- cate his vote was nearly five to two of that for Taft. SENATOR DIXON IS JUBILANT Asserts Illinois Primary Campaign. Washington, April Dix- on, manager of the Roosevelt, cam- paign committee, made the following statement: "Illinois Republicans have declared for Roosevelt as their nominee for president by more than major- The overwhelming repudiation of Taft by the Republicans of Illinois ends the Taft campaign for a renoml- natipn. "Wherever legitimate primary ex- pression has been had the Republican voters have utterly repudiated Taft In North Dakota Taft received votes out of a total of In Wis- consin the Republican voters repudi- ated Taft's claim by majority. The Illinois Republicans repudiate his claim for renomination by over ROOSEVELT IS DE-LIGHTED But Ho Refuses to Make Statement on Result of Primary. Pittsburg, April Roose- velt received news of the result of the Illinois primaries shortly after ad- dressing a meeting here, but would make no statement. "I am much hs said, "but I will make no statement." Brother and Sister Killed. Edrans, Man., April play- Ing in an empty freight car seven- year-old James Collins fell against a loaded gun, which went off, killing him and his sister Bessie, aged five. ABANDON STEAMER ONTARIO Eight Members of Crew Take Fiefugs on Revenue Cutter." Montauk Point, L. I., April tng seas forced the abandonment of the steamer Ontario, which was beached to save her passengers when the vessel took fire early Monday morning. Eight members of the crew took refuge on the revenue cutter Acushnet and the remainder were taken aboard the wrecking tug Tasco. All started lor New London, Conn. FIVE KILLED BY EXPLOSION Bomb Hurled at Portuguese Religious Procession. London, April special dis- patch from Lisbon, Portugal, reports five killed and thirty injured in a bomb explosion. The bomb was thrown at a religious procession, marching through the streets on the way to one of the principal churches. Merchant Roasted Oskaloosa, la., April Carney, sixty-six old, prominent la business circles, waft at his home he while trying to get furniture out of a iMiminj; shed. Car- ney had gone Into the cviiding, when t pile of buminj? across the cbstn-.aUsg b'.s ex-it. ANOTHER LARGE GASH IN LEVEE Bad Break Occurs Sixty Mites North ot Memphis, FLOODS SQUARE MILES New Breach In Embankment Results In Immense Volume of Water From the Raging Mississippi Overflowing Northeastern More Suffering Likely to Follow Latest Break. St. Louis, April flooded Mississippi tore another great gash In. levees. The crevasse occurred sixty miles north of Memphis in the embankment that held the stream off the central part of St. Francis levee territory in Arkansas. This new breach, that had seemed imminent for a week or more, siniply adds to the great flood reaching North- eastern Arkansas. Already" part of the district had been inundated. Ap- parently there will fce no loss of life. Nevertheless, this cannot be deter- mined for many days. In the fastnesses of the Northeast- ern Arkansas country are settlements that the outside world rarely ever heard of. In several places naught of the coming flood was known. There a possibility that many of such places in inundated districts of Arkansas have been overtaken by the tide. Doubtless there has-been tre- mendous suffering among these water imprisoned people. The situation south of Memphis seems unchanged. Revetments guard- ing the great Delta and Yazoo districts have held firm. JThe crucial po'lnt'in the fight was at north; of Vlcksburg. Here flood waters threatened to top the levee at any mo- ment. A great many persons left the city of Greenville, 'wtich lies almost directly under the levee. If the break occurs a great territory in thfe world's richest cdttbn country will be flooded. t The eJfect of the Golden Lake break will be to stay the crest of the flood in the lower river, J.t will the thou- sands of strengthening the dykes a chance -to make .their work more sure. MORE TOWNS ARE FLOODED New Break Above Memphis Affects Square Miles. Memphis, Tenn., April and square Including more than acres of rich farm- ing land in Northeastern'Arkansas In the St. Francis are affected by a break in the main line of the levee system about fifty miles north of'Mem- phis, near Golden Lake, Ark, Marked Tree Wilson, Ark., are inundated and many other villages are threat- ened. No loss of life has occurred so far as known here. The damage will run into millions. Thousands of head of live stock per- ished. Boats bearing rescue parties al- ready" are In the parts of the flooded area nearest Memphis. Relief parties also have been organized and dis- patched from Osceola, Ark., and other towns. HUNDREDS FIGHTING FLOOD Rich Cotton Country Near Vlcksburg Threatened. Vicksburg, Miss., April leads of reinforced dykes guarding the delta country's rich shores and numerous villages ..from, the stress, of the Mississippi flood hold strong. The hardest strife came at' Miller's Bend, a few miles above Greenville, where the yellow tide topped the crown of the levee several times. Hundreds of men are fighting the flood in the reaches abore Greenville. The battle has been under way for three days. A breach In the levee at this point means the inundation of the central and southern portions of the world's most fertile cotton NEW ORLEANS FLOOD STAGE Lsvses Expected to Hold Against Crest of Flood. New Orleans, Opril Missis- sippi river reached flood stage of IS feet at New Orleans. The crest la not scheduled'to peach this city until May 1, when the weather .bureau pre- dicts the gauge here will register 21.5 feet, nearly one foot above the previous high record. State and federal engineers in charge ot -the work said the chances were more than even that the levees would hold at points apparently weak. There Is mo feeling of uneasiness In New Orleans.. 'for York, April SoclaTIrt labor party at Its national convention here unanimously nomtffcted Elmer Relmer, woman's tailor ot for president of the ttolted States and Aufctist of a su ttonnry c-jpneer. fw vfce nfesfdeUt. MAYOR GAYNOR. May Enter Democratic Contest for Presidency. Photo by American Press 'Association." GAYNOR FONDLES HIS HAT May Shy Tile Into Presidential Ring Next Saturday. New York, April "was- freely predicted by leading the speech-of Mayor Gaynor.T-at dinner celebrating the Thomas Jefferson next 'Saturday ere ing would be the formal announce- ment of his candidacy for tke presi- dential nomination It is declared by close friends leaders that the ninety delegates from- New York, even though will vote for Mayor Gavnor. -It walt pointed out that friend v of-Mayot Gaynor, already have rootss) at a Baltimore hotel and, that heads quarters will be opened there In interest of Mayor should consent'a candidate. SAY- LORIMER ISSUE WAS PARAMOUNT Tafl's Friends Surprised at Re- sult In Illinois. Washington, April the primaries'in 'found impression in-v President Taft's'friends we're 'preiiar'ed to hear that Colonel carried Illinois, but they1 were-'harS- jy expecting. such an overwhelming majority adverse to the'president.. They believed would Cook county. The of President Taft's friends -expected Colonel -Roosevelt would obtain about two-thirds of the delegates.- stitt believe that when the" returns finally complete this will -be about relative strength Aa the explained by UM Taft people. In Washington the mer issue was paramount in the. cant paign. For several weeks there been a growing impression that second, investigation of Lorimer wouML lesult, as did the first one, tention of his seat, Undoubtedly the trend of opinion-in the senate has been in that Even the opponents of Senator Lori- mer have conceded within a few daxv that the prospect of his retaining-iSp. seat was-unuch brighter. FEDERAL PATRONAGE ABUSE Colonel Roosevelt Severely the Administration. PIttsburg, April scandalous abuse of federal patronage- has ever been seen than >we have seen! here in the last two months." said- Colonel in referring to tlih government service in a speach here; at Exposition hall. It was of two addresses the colonel gave here. Colonel Roosevelt charged that the national Taft bureau was making an effort to debauch the- forest serricw and said it was impossible that bureau could he acting "without tito cordial suppc.l approval of administration." He also, asserted that in Kentucky ing to advioes which had reached him. from Edward O'Rear, former chief jus- tice Of that state, had been "engaged ta the lowest kind of election onr a fcelt His Last. Mason City. la., April sleep OB a wide belt in house of the Lettlgh cement jkltat caused the death .of. foreman of machinery. "WsNp-.yojraic was turned on the moving -on- rled Him into a pulley hint breaking injuring him intemally. Vlldrwl ytttsy wen wairfet baste. I understand? they had pnjraged a --Mir. sci n to ;