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   Evening Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1912, Albert Lea, Minnesota                                TO ADVERTISE Keeps Your Business Grow- au "Ad" Today. TRIBUNE OURJOB PMMTMfi and Bookbinding is the ua and see. VOL XV ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY; APRIL 15, 1912. NO. 118 CAPTAIN E. J. SMITH. Commander of the New White Star Liner Titanic. by American Press Association. CHURCH FLOOR COLLAPSES Two Persons Killed and Over a Score Injured. Harrington Park, N. J., April persons were killed and more than a score injured, several seriously, when the collapse of the floor of the Church of Our Lady of Victory pre- cipitated nearly 300 persons into the basement. The church was only part- ly completed and the-assemblage was in connection with the formal cere- monies of laying the corner stone. The collapse of the floor came while an address was being.delivered by Fa- ther Delanty, pas-tor of the church. Suddenly the floor creaked and then it ..went down with a crash. 'Men, women children were caught in the ava- lanche and badly crushed. FLOOD IS ENGULFING TOWN IN LOUISIANA Break in Levee Causes Missis- sippi to Overflow. Tallulah, La., April of the town of Tallulah north of the V-icks- burg, Shreveport and .Pacific railroad, with the exception of a few business houses, is under water. Hurried levees have been thrown up along the railroad tracks and every able- bodied man is lending his aid in the desperate fight that is being made to save the rest of the town from the flood waters which are rushing through the crevasse in the Dog Tail levee in the Mississippi river. Dwellings and small houses are floating about in the flooded area, some of which is ten feet under water. REFUGEES ON THE LEVEES Roasting Carcasses of Beeves at Drift- wood Fires. Vicksburg, Miss.. April Mis- sissippi levee for miles along here presents a weird scene. Fires made of driftwood dot the embankment on which refugees are roasting the car- casses of beeves for food. Meanwhile the work 0f rescue pro- ceeds in the back country. Volunteers ir. launches and skiffs and on impro- vised rafts have saved nearly a thou- sand since the Salem levee broke Friday and other thousands that made their way to safety are scat- tered along the levee camping as best they can. Tugs and steamboats are gathering them up and bringing them to Vicksburg. Governor Brewer has ordered tents sent here for their use. LA FOLLETTE IS CONFIDENT Says Recent Primaries Assure Dead- lock and His Nomination. Portland, Ore., April tion of delegates for Colonel Roose- velt in states like Pennsylvania and Illinois renders it certain that a dead- lock between Roosevelt and President Taft will occur in the national Rcpub Mean convention and I am more cer tain than ever, with the delegates 1 have secured, that I shall be nom- inated." This was the comment of Senator La Follette of Wisconsin on the result of the presidential primaries in Penn- sylvania. SKY A Rector (ors his wny to church, meet- ing n my good fellow, bow Is it I never see you at .Miurch t sir, I don't wish to make congregation 'Hector don't see how you could. air, yon if I came to church the rest of tne xcwalc! go RBOSEVELT HAS GREAT VICTORY J Captures Sixfy-five of Pennsyl- vania's Delegates, PRESIDENT SECURES ELEVEN Politicians View With Astonishment Colonel's Success as He Was With- out a State Wilson of New Jersey Secures Sev- enty-four and Champ Clark of Mis- souri Two. Philadelphia. April The- odore Roosevelt's sweeping victory in Pennsylvania at Saturday's, primary election grew as the returns continued to come in. Incomplete returns from every dis- trict give the former president sixty- five of the state's seventy-six dele- gates in the Republican national con- The Roosevelt supporters are claiming sixty-seven and later re- turns may carry the figures to that total. Colonel Roosevelt won .fifty-three of the sixty-four district; national dele- gates and his followers elected enough delegates to the state convention to give them control of that body." The state convention twelve delegates at Governor, fWfoodrow Wilson of New who had no organized opposi- tion, will have-, seventy-four of the seventy-six delegates from Pennsylva- nia in the Democratic national con- vention. In the Twenty-eighth con- gressional district the-two'vDeraocratic national delegates elected are favor- able to Chajnp., Ciarlc upon the triumph of Colonel Roosevelt -with astonishment. The supporters., of- the former presi- dent were without a, state organiza- tion or without.; an many of the.. thirty-iwp congressional districts. The regular Republican organization headed by- United States Senator Boies- Penrose, haa withstood the fury of many a political storm, re- ceived a crushing, defeat in the loss of control of the state. convention. It Is first time, in the present genera- tion that it has-, lost. control of tha.t: body. Duties of State Convention. In addition- to- naming the. twelve delegates at large to Chicago the con- vention will. select thirty-eight presi- dential electors, four, candidates for congressmen at large, and candidates for state treasurer and auditor gen- eral, all to b.e voted- for at the No- vember election. The significance of the Roosevelt victory can be- realized when it is re- membered that the delegates in con- trol of the state convention have the power to select the state chairman arid under the party rules the delega- tion to the national convention elects the national committeeman. At present Senator Peiirose, holds this position. It was said by a prominent member of the state committee that some of the Roosevelt delegates elected to the state convention are regular organiza- tion men who while, voting for Roose- velt delegates will still stand by the state organization. Some of the.organization leaders re- frained from personally entering the p-imary as candidates, for district del- egates as it. had been expected they would be selected as delegates at large. The vote polled was light. In some districts it did; not go much over 50 per cent of the. vote at the last gen- eral election. Colonel Roosevelt is said to have received bis heaviest vote from the reform, element represented by the Keystone party, which succeed- ed in electing a reform mayor in Phila- delphia last year. Another element; of strength of the Roosevelt forces, was the idle anthracite miners, among whom the former president ran strong. UNCERTAIN ABOUT HIS MASTER'S VOICE RESULTS; ON THE DIAMOND American Association. Louisville 2, St. Paul 0. Minneapolis 12, Indianapolis 3. Columbus 5, Milwaukee. 4. Kansas City 3, Toledo 0. Standing of the 1000- St. Paul, .800; Minneapolis, Toledo, .600; Louisville, .500; Milwau- kee, .200; Kansas. City. .200; Indian- apolis, .000. Amttrican League. Detroit 1, Cleveland 0. St. Louis 4, Chicago 1. Standing of the Philadelphia. Chicago, .609; Cleveland, .500; St. Louis, .600; De- troit, .600; Washington, .000; York, .000.. National. Lsaguo. St. Louis 6, Chicago 4. Cincinnati 11, PIttsbarg 7. Standing 1000- St. Louis, Boston, Brooklyn, New York, .333; Phil. sdelphia, .333; Chicago, .000; WARNING NOTE GIVEN MEXICO American Ufe and Property Must Be Protected, REGARDED AS AN ULTIMATUM Gale in TintCfe. STEAMSHIP TITANIC IN DIREPERIL New White Star Liner Collides With Iceberg, VESSEL HAS THIRTEEN HUNDRED PASSENGERS Disabled Sbip Largest Afloat and on Maiden Voyage, Capo Race, N. F., April steamship Titanic called "C. Q. D." and.--reported having struck an ice- berg. The steamer said- that .immedi- ate assistance was required. ffalf an hour afterward another mes-: sage came reporting that they.were Sinking by the head'and-that women ware being put-off in..the lifeboats. The weather was 'calm arid clear, the Titanic's wireless operator report- ed, and gave the position of the vessel north latitude and west longitude. _ The Marconi station at Cape Race notified the Allan liner captain of which-immediately' advised that he wast proceeding for the scene of the disauter. The Virginian was about 170 miles distant from the Titanic. The Olympic was in latitude north and longitude west. She was in direct communication with the Titanic and is now making all haste toward her. v The steamship Baltic also reported herself as about 200 miles east of the Titanic and was making all possible speed toward her. she will stretch over four city blocks. She has accommodations for passengers and carries a crew of 860. ON HER WAY TO THE TITANIC Steamer Virginian- Going Aid of Disabled Vessel. Montreal, April new White Star liner Titanic is reported' in ad- vices here to have struck -an iceberg. The news was received at the.Allan line offices .here in wireless message from "Vrr- 'ginian-of that line. It-was stated that the Virginian- had been in- wireless communication, with the Titanic, that she had reported being in collision with an iceberg and asked for as- sistance. The Virginian reported that she was on her way to the Titanic. LOUIS HILL DENfES RUMOR Great Northern President Has No In- tention of Resigning. St. Paul, April I get ready to retire or resign from the presidency of the Great Northern rail- road." said Louis W. won't be any rumors about, it. I'll come out and say, so." Mr. Hill just got to town after a- four weeks' tour of the- .West, which took him down and up the coast. says there is nothing to tell about the trip, w.hich was entirely for pleasure. Referring again to the rumor -'that he was slated to resign as president to assume his father's place as'chair- man of the board of directors he said: same old rumor. The "only new. slant to "it is the fact that it tomes from Chicago instead of from Lightning Causes- .Fire. Wis., -April The plant and .two warehouses of the .Burling- ton Blanket .were destroyed by fire with a loss of eover-ed by insurance. Lightning -.struck -the engine room, starting' the fire, which the small city fire department was un- able to cope -with. French Statesman III. Paris, April Brisson, president of the chamber of deputies, Is critically HI. A bulletin issued with reference to his condition says grave symptons of intestinal obstruction have set in. Chairman Pujo of Money Trust Probcrs And W. A. Glasgow, Jr., Committee's Counsel. PROMINENT PEOPLEON BOARD White Star Liner "fitanic on Her Mai- den Voyage. New York, April White Star liner Titanic; the largest vessel afloat, left Southampton April 10 on her maiden voyage for New York.'She is a vessel of tons; is 882 feet 6 inches long and displaces tons. The Titanic carried about pas- sengers, of whom 350 were In the first cabin. Among these are F. D. Millet, the artist and president of tbe Con- solidated American Academy at Rome; Major Archibald Butt, military aide to President Taft; C. M. Hays, presi- dent T-rand Trunk railway; "J. Bruce Ismay, chairman and managing direc- tor of the White Star line; Henry B. Harris, the American theatrical manager; W. T. Stead, Mrs. Isador Straus, Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob tor, Mr. and Mrs. G. D. WIdener, Ben- jamin' Guggenheim and Mr. and Mrs. Harry WIdener. Captain E. J. Smith is In command of. the Titanic. I The Immensity of -the Titanic showtv-wUen It Is stated thai in length Photo at Pnjo copyright-br American Press Association. Tbe taking of testimony in tbe money trust investigation is under wny tn Washington. A number of men now, employed in banking capacities who have heretofore been in tb'e government service bare been subpoenaed. Tbe committee will take'up the relations of the national government to banks. The Investigators are srilScommlttee of tbe banking and currency committee of the horww- Representative Arsene P. Pujo of Louisiana the chairman. William A. Glasgow, Jr., of Philadelphia is counsel to the committee. Be ta a well known lawyer, was'associated with tbe anthracite coal inquiry and more recently appeared before interstate commerce commission on the aide of the In their- protest against the attempt of the eastern trunk: lines tn mako sfdvnnces In freight lutes. V- i Acting Secretary of State Wilson In- forms Madero's Government and General Orozco, Chief of the Rebels, That They Will Be Held Responsi- ble for Lives of Americans and the Safety of Property. Washington, April was issued by the United States to the Mexican government, as well as to General Pascual Orozco, chief of the revolutionary forces, that "it expects and must demand that American life and property within the republic of Mexico be just and adequately protect- ed and that this government must hold Mex'co and the Mexican people re- sponsible for all wanton or illegal acts sacrificing or endangering Ameri- can life or damaging America'n prop- erty or interests." The attitude of the United States as expressed to both the federal and rebel authorities is that any maltreat- ment of American citizens "will be deeply resented by the American gov- ernment and people and must be fully answered for by the Mexican people." Acting Secretary Huniington Wil- son of the state department, who is- sued special instructions to Ambassa- dor Henry Lane Wilson at Mexico City and Morion Letcher, AnJerican consul at Chihuahua, authorized the state- ment that intervention was not con- templated by the United States. Instructions to Ambassador. Ambassador Wilson was ordered to communicate at once the views of the United States to the Mexican, minis- ter 'for'foreign affairs and a copy-.of his instructions waa likewise sent to Marion Letcher, American consul at Chihuahua, _- with -special representa- tions addressVd to General -prozco. dro'zco recently refuse'd'tb recognize Mr. Letcher as the American consular representative because the United States withheld recognition of the rebel cause. The representations to Orozco accuse him of "practical mur- der" of Thomas Fountain, an Ameri- can gunner enlisted with the federals, but summarily last week when taken prisoner bjr the insur- rectos. Though declining to Justify partici- pation of Americans on either side the United States expressly stipulates that American combatants when taken pris- oners- must be given humane treat- ment in accordance wtyh the rules of warfare. The correspondence made public ad- mittedly is the strongest demand the United State? is known to have made upon Mexico for respectful treatment of Americans as well as other foreign- ers and declare that a continuation of illegal acts is tending "to difficulties and obligations which it is to the in- terests of all true Mexican patriots, as it Is the desire of the United States, avoid." DISCUSS JUDICIAL RECALL r- Attorneys From Forty States Meet In Chicago April 26. Chicago, April of the bar associations of forty states will meet In Chicago April 26 and 27 at the annual meeting of the Illinois State Bar association to discuss judi- cial recall and reform In court pro- :edure. For the purpose of learning the ex- act sentiments of lawyers and jurists from all parts of the country on the judicial recall 'question officials of the Illinois organization sent out invita- tions to attend this meeting to leading members of state bar associations in each state in the Union. JOHN DALZELL. Pennsylvania Defeated for denomination. Pittsburg, April is ly certain that John Dalzell- has been" defeated' by'M. Clyde Kelly, for re- nomination in the Thirtieth -congres-" sional district. TAFT ACCUMULATES STOCKS Tax Return Shows He's .Richer Than Last Year. Cincinnati, April Taft's personal tax return, now oh file at the Hamilton county 'courthouse shows that he is "richer in property subject- to taxation.' .tha'n- -tie was last year. In that time he cumulated worth' of stocks; while last year he held only slo'.OOJO worth. His cash-has to and his debts are listed as The -total the president's property is given ait 940. EACH SIDE MORE DETERMINED W'KINLEY SAYS CONSPIRACY Declares Roosevelt Trying to Hu- miliate Taft.' Washington, April Mc- Kinley's statement on the Pennsyl- vania primary, beside referring to the "third says in part: "The outcome of the Pennsylvania primaries in plainly indicative of the tact that national issues are playing only a small part in some states in the campaign for the Republican nomi- nation for president. "Instead of constructive statesman- ship being put forth in an effort to' Solve tbe problems before the country .and as a bid for votes on the ground of merit a nationwide campaign of willful and malicious misrepresenta- tion, villification and assault on the president of the United States has frees substituted. Such a campaign, amounting in fact to a conspiracy, not only to humiliate the president per- sonally, but to commit the Republican., party to rank socialism, has notjonly been countenanced but conducted by former President Theodoie Roosevelt "The fact that thts candidate is now claiming to wear the mantle of Abra- ham Lincoln Is evidence that the acme of In this tonntry has. Contest Between Roose- velt Wlli Ga On. Washington .April over- whelming victory for Roosevelt" in Pennsylvania, coming. so soon .afteV the surprising result in Illinois in...his has brought home .to the friends' of President Taft the keen of the'fight that is-ahead of them be- tween now and the Chicago conven- tion. The effect 'Of it has been .to make each side a little bit more determined and absolutely to dissipate-all' talk of compromise, fiotu the: Taft leaders and. the Roosevelt leaders say there is absolutely no possibility of a com- promise candidate. The-Republican party must-choose between Taft and Roosevelt as the nominee in the coming campaign. president's friends do not believe "that he will find It either necessary .or ex- pedient to compromised It is a question whether the presi- dent" could'deliver the-'greater major- ity of the delegates who have been, elected for him up to. this time, and this is true especially of the Southern, delegates. The Southern .delegates .committed to President Taft" appear to be a source of strength 'and weakness "at the same time. As their numerical value is_ considered in- footing-u'p. Taft column they make a formidable showing. But the. very fact that most: -.of- President Taft's to this time are from the Southern states, where the methods electing'such, delegates are so well known, makes the acquisition one of doubtful uolitical value. THREE BANKERS ARRESTED Two Accused of False Statements and One of Embezzlement. New Orleans, April V, Buhler, president of the Teutonia Bank and Trust company of New Orleans, and Joseph H. Gbmila, a director, were arrested here charged with making. false statements to the state bank ex- aminer and concealing the true condi- tion of the bank. Frank J. Braud, a former-cashier el the same bank and. now a, public ac- countant, was arrested at the time, charged with embezzling 966.0M of the bank's funds. The arrests made after an investigation, by Dis- trict Attorney St. Clair Adams... is a state institution. Himself in Asylum. Chicago, April M. llofr erts, formerly a well Oshkoefc, attorney, who suffered ft jjboi.it a 030. killed" by harc'-.'i. t-'o.   

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