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   Evening Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1912, Albert Lea, Minnesota                                mi" TO ADVERTISE Keeps Your Business Grow- Try ail "Ad" Today. THE EVENING TRIBUNE OUR JOB rmanm and Bookbinding is the best -Try us and see. vou ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA. THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1912. NO, VOLCANO BREAKS OUT IN_PANAMA Thousands of Persons Reported Killed in Eruption. INDIAN VILLAGES WIPED OUT WESLEY L JONES. Roosevelt to Pontius Pilate. Captain of Fruit Steadier Arriving at Mobile, Ala., Tells Startling Story of Sudden and Violent Eruption of Chiriqui Who Es- cape Streams of Lava Tell of Awful Loss of Life. Mobile, Ala., April persons have been killed and whole Indian villages swept away by the eruption of Qhiriqui peak near Bocas Del Toro, in Panama, according to the story of Captain Olsvik of the United Fruit steamer Fort Morgan, which arrived here. Captain Olsvik says the eruption oc- curred on April 5 early in the morning while the Fort Morgan was berthing near Bocas Del TjOro and that he wit- nessed flames shooting from the peak Reports of the large casualty list were brought from the immediate scene to Bocas Del Toro by refugees escaped the on rushing lava. He Bays he watched the eruption April 5 until he put to sea Even far out on the gulf, Captain Olsvik says, he saw evidences of the disturbed elements. The sea was af- fected In many places and the air was filled-with smoke and far out into the gulf. Captain Olsvfk says inhabitants of Bocas Del Toro were panic stricken, believing that place might be over- run with lava that was belching forth from the peak. Chiriqui peak, as far as is known, never has shown volcanic activity and the sudden bursting of flre and lava from the crest took the inhabitants by surprise. Captain Describes Eruption. In describing the eruption Captain "The "Fort Morgan was loading at the Almirante wharf, about fourteen miles from Bocas del Toro, on the morning of April 5, when about 4. o'clock the eastern sky blazed forth and a great rumbling was heard. "The natives, who had been loading the ship all night, were terror stricken. Some of the men fell on their knees and prayed. All work was suspended for several hours as the people j watched the volcano. "I learned before leaving that the third of a row of mountain peaks, situ- ated about a mile from us, had burst into flame, or had turned into a vol- cano. The peak that became active was the highest of a group, its height being estimated at feet above sea level. "At the base of the mountain and on its slopes are a number of Indian vil- lages. It is supposed these have been destroyed by the lava. "When daylight came the flames disappeared and a great cloud of smoke hovered over the country for miles around. "Soon after the volcano was seen the Fort Morgan was caught by a great current and tore at her moor- ings. I am sure that the eruption of the Chiriqui peak was the cause. When we got into the open sea great rocks were sticking out of the water ir places where before we had navi- gated the vessel. Small islands could be i seen all around the shore." Captain Olsvik is known in gulf and Caribbean ports, having sailed in these waters many years. FLOOD SITUATION is" BETTER Fighters Are Keeping Mississippi Well Within Its Banks. Vicksburg, Miss., April army of men throwing up earthworks to fight off the sweeping torrents of the Mississippi flood rested on their arms along the river stretches from Helena, Ark., southward. The near crisis of the last twenty- four hours has been bridged with tem- porary victory at last. The outcome of the strife against the tide now hangs in the balance and apparently with the advantage onthe side of the human forces. A large territory in the Yazoo river valley north of Vicksburg has been flooded by backwater. The backwater from the Yazoo swept through the breaches and marshes, driving forth deer and bears. Huntsmen are riding the flood in skiffs. PILATE NOT A PROGRESSIVE Senator Owen Labels Him Pie Eating Politician. Washington, April Poin dexter, taking up his colleague's com- parison of Colonel Roosevelt to Pon- tius Pilate in the senate, asked Sena- tor Jones of Washington' if he meant to draw a parallel between Senator Lorimer and Jesus Christ. Mr. Jones did not reply. In the debaite which followed Sena- tor Owen of Oklahoma proclaimed tliat Pilate was "an unspeakable scoundrel and a standpat, pie eating politician from Rome." The senator read copious extracts from the Bible he spoke. Senator Owen declared that Senator Jones has mistaken the character of Pilate and the proceed- ings in the trial of Jesus and that Pi- late was neither an upright judge nor a progressive, j MAY SELECT TWO SETS OF DELEGATES Fight Brewing in Kentucky Re- publican Convention, FORCED TO KILL INSANE MAN Policemen Cooped Up In Room With Demented Negro. Louisville, Ky., April up In a room with a negro maniac two policemen battJed for their lives nnd when the negro finally fell dead with five bullets In his body both offi- cers were covered with blood and near- ly prostrated. The negro, William Landrum, was more than tall weighed nonrlv 300 rAcratly was released from an asylum. The Call of the Umpire Is Heard In the Land As the Baseball Season Once More Is at Hand. Louisville, April W. O. Bradley, as temporary chairman of the Republican state convention, slurred the memory of the late Governor John P. Altgeld of Illinois. When Senator Bradley during his speech inquired, "What is a progres- he was greeted by shouts from the Roosevelt section of the hall by "The right kind" and "What about This angered Senator Bradley and he shouted: "Do you want me to tell you what I think of Illinois? Illinois is the same state that once elected an an- archist, Altgeld. for governor." The senator's remarks created a sen- sation. The Kentucky Republicans may be- come involved in a hopeless wrangle with two conventions and two sets of delegates as the outcome. There was all kinds of fight in the air after Senator Bradley had opened the convention, but failure by the committee on credentials to report caused "an adjournment of the conven- tion without action being taken. A stormy sessibn was held by the credentials committee over the vari- ous contests Instituted by the Taft and Roosevelt factions. No announce- ment was made as to what the report will be. CONTEST IN KEYSTONE STATE Colonel Roosevelt is Campaigning in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, April the state of Pensylvania from Pittsburg to Philadelphia Colonel Roosevelt went campaigning, making his appeal for support at the primaries on Sat- urday. It was the liveliest day of his campaign thus far. In no other state which he has traversed since he be- gan his fight has he found the crowds BO large and demonstrative. Wherever he spoke Colonel Roose- veH asked the people to do on Satur- day what Illinois did Tuesday. "We vnocked them over the ropes in he said, "and I want to see them take the count in Pennsyl The colonel referred for the first time to his view upon the outcome of "If, as I believe we he said "win'In this fight, I want ydu to re member that our success must be made to turn for social and industrla Justice." ___ YERMeNT 'MEN UNPLEPCEP at Large Appear to Favo Taft. Montpelier. Vt, April tn i Vermont the SENATOR CHILTON. Has Bill to Give the Court of Claims Right to Hear Big Suit. APPEAR WILLING TO MAKE TERMS Anthracite Operators and Hold Meeting, Photo by American Press Association lean convention at Cmcago two uis rict delegates will go instructed for Taft and two for Roosevelt. The four delegates at large are unpledged, al- .hough the state convention endorsed President Taft's administration and all four delegates expressed a personal desire for his renomination. Two of tie delegates were chosen without- opposition- and the other two after spirited contests between the Taft and Roosevelt forces, in which the-Taft majorities were 54 and 53 re- spectively. Chairman Williams of the Repub- ican state committee and the princi- pal Taft leader in Vermont said that, while the delegates at large were un- Instructed, he was sure they would vote for President Taft. WIPES OUT AN ENTIRE BLOCK Fire-Causes About Loss at Butte. Butte, Mont., April by a strong wind from the southwest fire which broke out in the storehouse of ;he Campana Feed company practical- .y destroyed the entire block bounded by Iron and Aluminum streets on the south and north and by Wyoming and Nevada on the east and west. The warehouse was filled with hay and lames rapidly leaped to adjoining structures. The loss is estimated at Thirty homes were destroyed, be- sides the four-story Olson hotel and several two-story brick buildings. About 200 persons were made home- less. For a short period it was feared the entire southern portion of the city would be wiped out. GREAT INTEREST AT WASHINGTON Illinois Primal Cause Politi- cians to Gossip, ALL EYES ON PENNSYLVANIA DIDN'T DESTROY THE PAPERS Grand Jury Finds No Violation tn Re- gard to Missing Documents., Washington, April federal grand jury in New York which inves- tigated the alleged destruction of pa- pers desired by the government in its anti-trust suit against the United States Steel corporation failed to find any one guilty of violation of law, it was learned at the department of jus- tice. The investigation related to the al- leged destruction of several thousand documents used in the criminal prose- cution of the wire pool several mtfnths ago. American Dies in Syria. Philadelphia, April Bald- win Hay, aged sixty-six, former Unit- ed States consul at Beirut, is dead at Jaffa, Syria, according to cable ad- Vices received here. For many years he has lived in Syria and has been re- garded as a sort of court of last re- sort by the warlike Arabs of the desert. General Booth Eighty-three. London, April William Booth, chief of the Salvation Army, has received worldwide congratula- tions on his attainment of his eighty- third' birthday. He is rooking forward to another tour of the United States and Canada this year. RESULTS ON THE DIAMOND American Association. At Indianapolis 6, St, PauT 7. ,At Louisville 4, Minneapolis 6. At Columbus 10. Knnsas City S. While It Is Generally Agreed That Colonel Roosevelt Gained a Substan- tial Advantage by His Large Major- ity in Illinois Yet He Must Secure at Least Half of the Keystone Dele- gation to Stand Any Chance. Washington, April was but one subject discussed among pub- lic men, including the politicians, and those around the hotel lobbies in Washington. That was the result of the Illinois primaries. Nothing that has occurred in the present campaign has aroused the interest that is mani- fested in the effect of the Illinois pri- maries on the political trend in both parties. It is agreed that Colonel Roosevelt gained a substantial advantage by the big majority by which he carried Illi- nois. The president's friends con- ceded Coldnel Roosevelt anywhere from one-third to two-thirds of the delegates. It looks now as if Roose- velt would have a solid delegation of fifty-eight from Illinois. His popular majority in the state may go as high as The Roosevelt managers are feeling happier on account of the result in Maine, where they obtained ten dele- gates. In Vermont they got but two, the other two district delegates going to President Taft. The four delegates at large, while named for Taft, are not instructed. Reports indicate that the president's friends swept the St. Louis city primaries, which will give them six delegates to the'national conven- tion and probably a controlling voice In the Missouri convention. The interest Is now centered in the Pennsylvania primaries to be held Sat- urday. Colonel Roosevelt's managers are just as anxious about the result in Pennsylvania, or than are President Taft's friends. Colonel Needs Pennsylvania. Unless Colonel Roosevelt carries at least half of the Pennsylvania delega- tion his chances will be slight for pro" curing the nomination. There Is renewal of 'the talk of a compromise candidate. The name of Associated Justice rfughes was fre- quently mentioned. Buf one of the Interesting disclosures was that the old guard In New York state had passed the word around the Capitol at Washington that they would not sub- mit to the nomination- of- Justice Hughes. Some of these men have suggested that Vice President Fairbanks of Indiana would be to them as a candidate, but Immediately this suggestion was made remembered -Mr, is .n the of onri of the fai- fions in Indiana, mat he Heads one of the contesting delegations of the state as a delegate at large and that his nomination for either place on the ticket would certainly put Indiana in the Democratic column by at least 000, for the Beveridge faction, whicht was able to control five of the congres- sional districts in Indiana and elect a majority of the convention, outside of Indianapolis, would never accept Fairbanks for eith- er place on the national ticket. Even Mr. Fairbanks' friends in Washington admitted that his name was out of consideration this year. DISCUSSES HIS CANDIDACY Senator La Follette Hopes to Capture Nebraska. York, Neb, April Rob- ert M. La Follette of Wisconsin made one of the most important addresses of his campaign in Nebraska. In re- ply to a suggestion made in the speech of introduction that the summer would see the birth of a new party, with Bryan and La Follette as leaders, the Wisconsin senator said: "I do not know what will come out of the Chicago convention, but I do hope that the party of Lincoln will be the one to remedy existing evils." He discussed his candidacy, giving his reasons for continuing in the race and predicted that he would obtain the Nebraska delegation. ROOSEVELT CAPTURES MAINE Secures Twelve Delegates to Repub- lican Convention. Bangor, Me., April candi- dacy of Colonel Roosevelt will be sup- ported by Maine's twelve delegates in the Republican national convention Ten were chosen at the Republican state convention a d at three of the four district conventions. The other two were elected a week ago in the First district. Instructions were hot formally given in the case of the Fourth district delegates, but those chosen wore named on ballots headed "Roosevelt delegates." The Roosevelt leaders had a good working majority in the state conven- tion, the vote for delegate at large be- ing 739 to 497. COMPACT LIVING PROBLEM Demand for Small Apartments on In- crease in Chicago. Chicago, April liv- a new feature of Western life, has made its appearance in Chicago and is on the Increase. It Is due to the desire of childless families to throw off the responsibilities of large households by living In apartments as small as they can be made without destroying tbelr convenience. A canvass of real estate agents re- vealed that there is greater demand than ever was before known for two and three room "cupid" apartments. Waiting lists have been Instituted and buildings are being erected especially for families who have only two mem bers each. Seattle, April N. J. stad, seventy-two years old, for the last eighteen years vice president of the United Norwegian Lutheran church In North America, died here after an illness of several weeks. He had held important pastorates In the and Middle West. Ko rame t> Scr'ttic lest .T.ily. FIRST STATES CLAIM TITLE Ask on Account of Cession of Northwest Territory. Washington, April for a claim against the United States, of or more, is contained in a bill introduced in the by Sen- ator Chilton of West Virginia. Its ob- lect is to give jurisdiction to the court of claims to determine the claim of any of the original states under the cession made by Virginia in 1742 for the vast territory west of the Ohio river, known as the Northwest terri- tory. Chilton raises the point that the cession did not provide that the Unit- ed States should have the benefits of this land and holds that only the thir- teen original states should benefit by it. NEWBERRY MAY NOT ACT AS CHAIRMAN Michigan State Committee Un seats Temporary Officer. Bay City, Mich., April bitter fight between Taft and Roosevelt forces for control of the Republican state convention started at a special meeting of the Republican state cen- tral committee attended by seventeen out of twenty-four members, at which Robert A. Shields of Houghton acted as chairman. By a vote of 14 to 3, in the absence of Chairman Frank Knox, who de- clared the meeting illegal, members of the committee voted to unseat Tru- man H. Newberry of Detroit, former secretary of the navy, a Roosevelt leader, as temporary chairman of the convention. The meeting then took up the ques. tion of contested delegates to the state convention and voted to Taft del- egations as against Roosevelt delega- tions from Detroit, Wayne county, and Battle Creek, Calhoun county. The Detroit delegation is admitted to hold the balance of power in the corfventlon. Despite this action by a majority ol the state central committee and the apparent sweeping advantage given to President Taft in the selection of six delegates at large from Michigan to the Republican national convention Roosevelt leaders maintain that the situation will be reversed on the floor of the convention. As a result of developments leaders on both sides said that almost any thing may be expected when the con vention is opened. CLARK FOR PUBLICITY BILL Favors Measure to Make Known Cam paign Contributions. New York, April Clark speaker of the house ,of representa lives, replying to an inquiry of Perry Belmont, president of the Natlona Publicity Law association, concerning the speaker's position toward a bil pending in congress requiring publicity of campaign contributions, sent the following letter which was given ou in this city by Mr. Belmont: "Personally, as a candidate for the Demouiatic nomination for the presl dency, I will say explicitly that no bil can be made too drastic to i-ecelve my support which has for Its purpose the complete exposition as to the sources from which campaign funds are de rived and the uses to which these funds ar.e put, In the nomination and election of all candidates, including the candidates for the presidency." DISCUSS THEIR DIFFERENCES Workers Decline to Submit Present Demands to Coal Strike Commission for Adjustment and Conference Finally Agrees Upon Subcommittee to Take Up Disputed Points and. Make Recommendations. Philadelphia, April of peace with an early resumption-bt. anthracite mining grew much brighter after the miners and the operators} decided to sit down together and talk- over their differences. When the negotiations broken off on. March 15 were resumed here George Baer, president of the .Reading com- pany, proposed on behalf of the opera- .ors to arbitrate their differences; fiat s, to let the anthracite coal strUcuT commission, settled the strike of 1902, investigate present conditions' and decide whether any modification of the commission s award is necessary at this time. In the discussion that followed. miners practically this offer' aside and the conference agreed final- y to appoint subcommittees to take up the demands of the miners wltfi. .he power to make recommendations? for adjustments. The were Immediately appointed and after a brief joint session they adjourae'd- The willingness with which they agreed to discuss furttier the demands s looked upon as a good sign. It Js expected concessions will be offer4d, ,n the bubcommittee sessions. What these will be is mere conjecture at-this ime, but the miners said they expect a 10 per cent increase in wages; Aside from the wage demand that recognition of the union'appears, to be the stumbling block in the way of. an agreement. __. Proposal Held The offer to send the- matter to strike commission is held" in abeyance and if the subcommittees canriot--agree the proposition to call in the commis-! sion will be renewed. President White laid the de- mands before the operators. He took up four award or- ,he anthracite strike commission, creating with the miners' organization, the conciliation board and the Vage question. He said the award of th> strike commission was never ered just and fair by the ers. "There can be no genuine, perma- nent, abiding he til the award is supplanted by a direct joint agreement." Taking-up the question of with the organization Mr. White said! "The sole question involved la, 'will you treat with your own through their The miners' president condemned the conciliation board, which was cre- ated by the strike commission, Glaring that the red tape and calitles incident to the handling and consideration of disputes make, it im- practicable. Mr. White said that the anthracite miner, considering the. hazard and Importance of his tlon, is the poorest paid class of'labor in America today. Mr. Baer, replying to Mr. White, said: "The fact must be kept in that mining coal is an industrial ation. We are prepared to demon- strate to you and we will ask you to examine the books of the Reading Coal and Iron company and you will be astonished, probably to find we are losing money in operating our collieries." PRESIDED! MAY TAKE HAND Possible Attempt to Settle Railway Engineers' Troubles.- Washington, April 1 The contro- versy between the Eastern railroads and their IccomoMve engineers lias reached an acute stage, where; It wfts learned, conferences have been held by President Taft and govern- ment officials with officers of the raJl- roads and of the Brotherhood of comotlve Engineers. It Is understood that both sides have indicated that if the president or this Interstate commerce commission was to appoint a commission, such us thai: which settled the anthracite- strike a few years ago, both sides would be willing to abide by Its decision. Thfts far the suggestions for such a. com- mission have been only tentative, but It is understood the president is In- clined to regard them wltt favor. will ao almost any- won't take blot from yonr escutcheon. r.nt. Init It Ir.iy a lof more fniRcrs One Cent Fine Tor North Yakima, Wash., April Eva on trial tor the murder her Infant child, owhose body was found in an Irrigating found totllty of manslaughter. It was as- serted that the child died of Tbe jury signed a petition to -Prefele asking him to Impose the rt possible ptualty, which Is a flaw .t'V'   

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