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This Day in Omaha
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VOL. XLI-NO. 272.
. f OMAHA, TUESDAY MORXIXG, APRIL 30. 1912-TWELYE PAGES.
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TAFT WINDS UP
BAY STATE TRIP
President Hakes Fiflishine; Speeches
in Campaign That Coven
FOLLOWS CLOSE OH COLONEL
Takes Up Trail Hoosevelt Left on
CTEEITTJOUS APPEAL FOS VOTES
Day's Toot Concludes With Bit;
Meeting at Lowell
ALL BEADY FOB THE : VOTING
IU siaeaiaery lor s-wssbuiisbivw
Eleetloa Today haa all la Readl
aes for Great Csarest That a
Will Laat lata Evening.
BOSTON. AprU a Following cleat on
the trail that Colonel Roosevelt used on
Saturday. Taft today swept on hla speech-
maklng tour through eastern Massachu
setts, declaring his administration has
been progressive, that he had favored
legislation that demonstrated hla progres
slvenesa, and that he wis as much In fa
vor of government by, of and for the peo
ple, as any man. AH the cities where Mr.
Taft spoke are manufacturing centers
and ha dwelt largely on the legislation In
favor of labor, which ha said hla admini
stration had helped to enact or which It
"Go to It, Bill.' was an expression that
often came from the crowds, and it
brought a smile always.
"Tea. yea," was the cry at many places
when Mr. Taft declared he waa a believer
in popular government, but was not
afraid to tell the people that they some
times make mistakes. .
First Mentis of RsaasTrlt.
At If trfdlehnra where he anoke from his
train, the president brought In-Jtoose-
vrtfs name for the first time today. He
aaid in fart:
"I came here reluctantly, but I came
from a strong sense of duty. It does not
make any real difference to me whether
1 am re-elected president or not, so far
aa any comfort and happlneaa and repu
tation are concerned. I fancy after hat-
Ing had three years' experience In the
' presidency that I could find a softer and
easier place than that and I am willing to
truat to the future for a vindication of
my name from the aspersions on it that
political exigencies have required from
"It Is said that all the bosses are sup
porting me. I deny It. Mr. Roosevelt
and I are exactly alike In certain re
' spects. There Is a good deal of human
nature In both of us, and when we are
running for office we don't examine the
clothes or the hair or the previous condi
tion -of anybody that .tenders hi support
true a statement -that all the -booses are
" supporting ane, but are opposed to him,
la to give a new definition of bosses, and
that la: That every man In politic that
la against him 1 a boss and every man
that I fbr him is a leader;" ; -
: Taft kweaha ht Attlebsrs. - -Preside
Taft delivered an address from
a platform erected back of the railroad
tation at Attleboro. The president mad
no reierenoa to colonel uooaeveit- ti
declared that the three years of the pres
ent! administration bad been -progressive
year and ho defied any on to show a
record of more beneficial legislation ac
complished in the am length of time,
Mr. Taft referred to the. Payne tariff
law. v - .
"On thing the Fayn bill didn't do."
t aald the president, "It didn't Injur any
Induatrlea In Attleboro. For the reason
that the admlnlstfatJon haa done .well by
you. you ought to do well by It."
"We'll give It to. you Bill," yelled some
one In the crowd that was cheering the
president s Invitation for aupport.
In conclusion the president aald hla ad
ministration haa been responsible tor
much legialatloa to protect the laboring
During the second speech of the day
delivered frem the balcony of a hotel at
Taunton, the president continued his ap
peal for the support of the laboring
people and made bis first attack of the
day upon Colonel Roosevelt- He aald that
Colonel Roosevelt bad misrepresented
and misstated hi (the president's) speech
In reference to the ability of the people
to govern themselves. "I am in favor of
government by and for the people," con
tinued the president and the crowd yelled
"1 am naturally Interested In the present
presideat of the United States," continued
the president, "but I have also a con
siderable Interest In the next president
and I am her to suggest that It might
be well to make them one. When you
get a servant that has don reasonably
well do you think It wise to change Just
for the purpose of a change. Do you
have to take on whose chief claim to
election now seems to be the separation
of the people of the United States Into
ROOSEVELT BEPLIBa TO TAFT
Cstsael I Mists lie Disease Hasv
ester Case with Bsc Bear.
BOSTON, April a Flatly contradicting
President Taft, Colonel Roosevelt during
bis campaign tour of Essex county toda
issued a statement replying to that madj
by the president last night la regard ti
the "Harvester trust" ease.
The president bad stated: "So far as
my recollection goes I never beard the
Harvester trwst aastter mentioned In any
cabinet meeting that I attended."
Colonel Roosevelt laid In his reply.
Issued in the form of a statement wrltte.1
on th train:
1 clearly remember Mr. Taft being
Piescut at such discussion and taking
part la It." He added that the presluen'
had treated this matter "in a way
snow that ha subordinates th Ictersat ot
th people ss a wnol to the purposes at
securiag political advantage (or himself."
Hers Colonel Roosevelt' statement:
"Of course Mr. Taft waa away, as
everyone knew, while I was discussing
this matter in Personal Interviews with
officials sf the- Desert raerrt of Commerce
and labor, Iwmdlng th barsaa of cor
porations, sad of the Department of Jos
tles, but both before and after he
tConilnuod sa Secooa Page.)
"Ordered to -Avoid
- All Mexican Ports
WASHINGTON. April .-Ths torpedo
boat destroyer Preble and Perry whlck
slipped ouVof San Diego harbor, last
night are. under order to Intercept the
gunboat Terktown by wireless and tall It
not to stop at any Mexican port for coal.
In view of conditions prevailing In Mexico
It Is not deemed advisable. to hav any
American gunboat drop In at any of the
coast cities. .
Both the War and Navy department
today denied that the army transport
Buford. now enrout to tb west . coast
ot Mexico to pick up American refugees,
was to be conveyed by the torpedo boat
destroyer Perry and Preble. The two
vessel left San", Diego, CaL. yesterday
and were not under orders from Wash
ington, but are operating under direction
of the commander-in-chief of the torpedo
boat flotilla with headquarter at San
Francisco and aa far as is known art not
enrout to Mexico. : ! . ''.,'
The Buford will stop' at San Diego, at S
p. m. Tuesday to take on board Claud E
Ouyant, deputy consul general at Mexico
City, who haa been dispatched to Los
Mochis -to. establish ' a .consular agency
there. He will disembark at Topolobampo
and proceed overland to Los Morms. If
no Americans .remain at these place be
will go with the Buford to the other west
By, Oklahoma Storm
: Two, Dead iti'Jeis
OKLAHOMA' CITY. Okl.; April J.-'
While there hav been no addition to
the list of fifty-row killed In norma
which swept through sectldns of Okla
homa Saturday, the number of Injured
m much larger than at first reported.
Th property, loaa la -greater han. Indi
cated in yesterday', report. '
Wire communication haa not been re
stored to many of ' th gale-atricken
pola. ' '..
TEXARKANA. Tex.. April S.-StomW
caused the death of two persons, th
probable fatal Injury of two and ten
others were seriously hurt In northeast"
Texa 1st yesterday,' according to news
received her today.! . : ".'
At Talum, twenty miles couth of Long
view, and at Foulke,, twelve mile south
ofTexarkana, th wind did Its greatest
damage. . ' ,
Mrs. O. P. bavi and Mr. Wyll Beal
were killed at Foulke.
Mr. Edward Welch and her child.. 4
year old, were probably fatally Injured
at Talum. . . - .
At Foulk a number of persona took
refuge In a church, f As the wind rocked
th .building th. refugee, fled under a
groat tree, which, the storm .unrooted ag4
twisted hrt .lta klRing tiictwo women
gad seriously hurting th gthers. ' ,
Firemen and Seamen'
at Liverpool .Making.
LIVERPOOU April sS-Th Seamen'
and 'Firemen' union paased a resolution
today declaring that it members will re
fuse to aai on any vessel ante a union
official I present when th men sign (or
th voyage. Th member ot th union
were not permitted to sign on for several
hip today pending ths granting, of th
union' demand for Increased rate of
pay to both firemen and seamen. Th
wage demanded are (21.60 for seamen
and S3 for. firemen per month. '
Th Seamen's and Firemen' union also
resolved that Its members refuse to coat,
load or provision any vessel which carries
nonunion men or Chines seaman. The
secretary of th union declared this
morning that while ther was at present
DO strike, the first boat at Liverpool
whoa owners refuse to pay th demands
of th men would give the signal for th
sailor to strike. Th men at Cardiff and
other port whr higher wages were
paid, were ready, he declared,' to com
out on sulk In sympathy.
Foot Amputated -
by Aid of Wireless
NEW ORLEANS,-La April .-How a
laborer on Swan Island, a lonely wireless
station In the gulf, suffered a crushed
foot: how the wtrel operator on th
Island commnlcatd with a ship 43
miles away, raised the surgeon and got
him to explain th proper , way to ampu
tate: then bow th operator' assistant
performed th operation. Is a story told
by tb manager of a big shipping firm
today. New Orleans physicians described
It aa "surgery- by wireless.", 1 ,- .
On awaa Island Is a wireless station.
on of the link In th chain to the
tropica. When a laborer's foot a
hurt In a tram, ear accident, the wireless
operator concluded aa operation wa
imperative. Ther were no medical books
at band and oo on at th atattoa ever
had hacked at a fellow -being. r
Then th operator had aa "Inspiration."
Ha called a fellow craftsman on a ship
passing 42 miles below into th Carib
bean, aea. Th sntaatloa was explained
to th tlilp's surgeon, and detail by detail
he explained Just how the amputation
ahoold be handled. After the arteries
had keen tied and tha wound drassed the
patient recovered hi sense and Insisted
on prtaslac si tb wireless key ts ex
press his thanks. At. last accounts hs
was getting well.
Three Killed in Grade
.: Crossing Accident
CHICAGO, April '9. Three' persons
were kilted and two (stloudy Injured
today on t.-. IIUssk Central rail
road track at North RlvcraVd. a suburb,
when aa automobtl waa struck. by tb
engine of a passenger' train.
Al th persons killed sad Injured wers
riding in a machine. Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Puffer and Mrs. C. M. Streibe
were killed. H. E. Puffer, father of Rob
ert, and W. V. Logan, both sa) semes for
tha Etudebaksr company were injured.
It Is believed th oceupaata of tha aato
mobtl did net so tb train appro!
President ' of Wireless Company
Again Denies Holding Back
' . Hews of Sinking; ot Titanic, t
SPEED IS INCREASED DAILY
Hugh Woolner of London Tells of
Sinking of Ship.
SATS DISCIPLIKe' 'wAS- GOOD
Thinks All Women Left Ship Except
' Mrs. Strain.
OPERATOR BRIDE UTrATiyp
Ho Say H Did Not Lea ire Kklp
L'atll'After Captain Smith Had
Jsaased 1st the
WASHINGTON. AprU S.-Endeavorlng
further to repudiate any Intimation that
he had ought In any way to suppress or
delay news of th sinking of the Titanic
Ougilelmo Marconi, Inventor ot wrelea
telegraphy, appeared today tor a third
tint before the sepal commltte of In
quiry Into the disaster. Mr. Marconi had
dtsoovusd after leaving Washington laat
week that h had sent a message to th
opesator of th ateamihlp Carpathia urg
ing him to atnd new of .th disaster to
th wtrelea nation at 8lacont, Mas.,
or to vessel of th United State navy.
H read copies ot these messages and
declared that when h wa examined by
th commltte before he had forgotten
about that message. Mr. Marconi
produced copies of many other messages
which paased between lha Marconi office
ana. th Carpathia In an endeavor to get
definite Information ot th ' wrack and
Mr. Marconi was excused by th com
mittee m order that he might sail to
morrow tor England. si
Mr. aUrcool reed -Several -eddttkmal
message asking for nw at individuals.
among them Mr. and Mrs. laador Htraus,
Colonel John, Jacob A a tor. Charles M.
Hayes, Benjamin Guggenheim and Major
Archibald Butt. . .
"Why did you not get any reply to
this message, sent by high official of
th Marconi company?" ,
"I hav no explanation to glv except
that th operators, I believe, were busy
on the' Carpathia all th Urn sending
messages from the survivors on board to
their fmllta,and. relative and friends
ashore." t .. .. . , . '
Mr. Marconi said he did not believe that
th captain of th Carpathia had any dis
position to prevent th sending of now.
; Mas sals Tell l Message. .
F. M. Rammta, chief engineer ot th
American Maxoonlvorop!!. also testified.
txplauUnf what 4i actuated htnfTri
ending menage ts Operator Bride and
n ..i-a..- '?iica -i i .ift
Cottam 'Ad tlSfDiinlW.'ti boll tfieli
rtorieaTbr1 "fojir figures,'! l!e said h
had mad an arrangement with a newt'
paper fpr them t sell their pronl'
tori and had sent tb message to
th "boys'" Informing them of thtt tact.
Henstor Jlmlth aald thtt the committee
desired all messages passing between th
Carpathia and J. Bruc lmsy, managing
'director of the International Mercantile
Marine, and officers ot th Whn Rtar
P. A. 6. Franklin held a hurried con
sultation- wWh Mn Ismay and then td
dressed, the commltte: i
"I want to ssy In behalf of Mr. Ismay.
for the International Mercantile Marin.
for th Whit Star Una. for myeelf. per.
tonally,.' he said, "that w absolve all
telegraph, wireless and cab! oorepanin
from withholding from the wthpanyny"
messages ent or received is connection
with th disaster." , . .
Senator Smith then read a cablegram
from th commander of tb steamship
Frankfurt. It follow:
"First advice from Titanic about collls
tion. 10:. evening. New York time; .7
north, H:a west. Frankfurt took position
to Titanic after thirty minute. Maximum
peed thirteen miles. Total distance rs
miles. Arrived I N. morning, Nw Turk
Urn. ,' i : ,.
"HATTORF, Commander Frankfurt"
psed Iaereased Dally.
Hugh Woolner of London, a survivor
of th Tltnlc wa next called to ths
stand. , ' i
He was asked ts recite his observations
with especial reference to th speed of
the Titanic and Its equipment.
'The speed Increased dally." , said
Woolner. "On day th record was XI 4
miles and the next M had Increased to S5g
miles. It was ths last record posted, I
Mr. Woolner sold that he Inspected ths
lifeboats and th life apparatus. He said
he considered th work of ths sailor
very 'slow. . .
"I heard Captain Smith say that he
wanted all th passengers to go to the
'A' deck to get Into th boats there,"
aald Woolner. "I aald: "Captain, haven't
yon forgotten that all thoee window on
'A' deck srs closed r And he sld: 'My
God, you're right; call thoee people back.'
Only a few had gone down and they came
back. Everything went air fight attar
Regarding the launching sf th lifeboats
the witness said:
"There wa a eertala amount of re
luctance by th women to get In th Ufa
boats and many had to b persuaded that
It- was only a matter of caution before
they would go willingly."
"From yoar own observation, do you
believe all th women and children got
"I do. All except Mrs. Rtraua. 8b re
fused to leave Mr. Htraua, although I
mad two appeal to her. ,
"I aaid to Mr. Straus: 'Surely no on
will object to aa old gaoUeaiaa Ilk you
getting In the lifeboat.' and he replied: L
wis n go veimre toe ewer mew.
. Mea Palled Peas Bsat.
Woolner rets ted the Incident relating jo
the flashes of a pistol when th first col
lapsible boat was bring Oiled. .
"I heard Mr. Murdoch, ths first officer,
shouting to a group of men: "Get out
of, here, get-back ant -of her.' Men
Italians, si think they were ssere crowd
ing Into tie boat We helped Mr. M urdoek
pun them wit of tha boat aa they were
sad aa Ssaoad saaj
From tb Dea Moines SUgtstsr and
SDIT AGAINSTREAPER TRUST
Gorernment Will File Bill Against
Harvester Combine Tuesday.
IEG0TIATI0HS ARE AT AH END
Deerlac and MeCaranlrk Csapaales
Refss ts acre ia Satleiaetary
Plaa si Dlasolatlsa Aelloa
at St. Paal.
WASHINGTON, April hV-A civil anti
trust suit seeking the dtsauluUon of lh
International Harvester oompany under
th Sherman law wiU be filed in. 8t
Paul tomorrow. . This I th eulmlaa-
fan investigation sstsnding ever
-t' "e" flilaSSmtlnSet -SlBASMI AH.n.Hu
It a 1t,n,u) corporation composed ot
six tubtldlarlM MuCarmick, Daerlng.
Champion.. .Milwaukee, ' Otborn and
Piano, t ,
Th refusal of th McCormlck and Deer
leg companies, said to be It two prin
cipal subidlrtes, to agree to any plan
ot dissolution, rendered futll th efforts
ot Attorney General Wickers ham and th
Jntematlonar counaal to reach an agree
ment, Th government mtintained that th so
called trust aa a , who! controlled from
i to M per rant of th harvester busi
ness ot ths country and th McCormlck
and Deerlng firm represented from
to per cent of Ins business. Unde
thess condition th attorney general re
fused to aonaent to any plap which held
.th McCoriBlck and Desrlng . companle
Are Fatally Burned
BIRMINGHAM. A Is., April . -Eight
miner were fatally burned at Marvel to
day in an explosion la th Roden Coal
company's mine. . t
Ther was a full eomptemant of men
In the min at the time of the explosion,
but moat of them escaped at th first
alarm. Rescue work I proceeding slowly
bscaua of black damp.
LONG PARACHUTE DROP
FROM AN AEROPLANE
LOS ANGELES. Cel.. April S.-Wll-liam
M. Morton, -a pi oft Ions! aeronaut,
mad parachute Jump from aa aero
plain at a k right of 2.00 feet st Venice
yestsrdsy. Morton was carried aloft by
Phil Parmsles In a biplane, the aeronaut
seated on a board between ths skids of
of th machine.
When the proper height wa attained
Morton Jumped from th swiftly moving
biplane with th parachute bar in hit
hand. He dropped SD feet before th
parachut opened. After steadying th
machine, Parma es descended tn sharp
circles above Morton.
The parachute landed hi electric wires.
Morton dropped ten feet to the ground,
slightly Injuring himself.
The National Capital
Vesisy, April go, 1013.
In seas ten 2 p. ra.
Titanic tnvestigstioa continued: Gugli
elmo MarcoM testifying rewarding wire
less messages which were sent.
senator Cummins introduced compro
mise amendments to metal schedule mak
ing sharp reductions from house measure
Met st noon.
Considered District of Columbia legis
lation. Seven members of Inauiar committee
niea minority report
epp sing tnpiiw
s.K.-urlon and shnrt-dl stand esastwlse
stesmahlp companies Drotest aseinst be
ing confused tnth ocean liners in rela
tion to legislation to require life-saving
Patent medicine Interests eharCMt he.
fore Interstate commerce e mmltlee that
sureea of cnemlstry cff-lata were trying
to slip -Jokers" ante revision of pure food
aad drug saw. ,
PARIS. April at. -Jules Vedrines, th
most famoua and most popular aviator
of France, I probably fatally Injured aa
a reault of a fall with hi monoplane
thla morning at Ht. Denlse, a suburb of
Pari, whll flying from Doual,' In th
department of th Nord, to Madrid.
Vedrines waa ambitious at creating a
new record for an airman by flying from
Uruasela, Belgium, to Madrid, Spain, In
H started from, Pari last Thursday
In Ms Deperdusstn monopltn on th way
es- BWeassoiav 'jae1ns -to RiulUf Uuubls
decided , aatv b proceed . farther than
Doual, a dlatano of about 1M miles,
which he completed In on Sour and forty
minute, 'Tills morning h hud succeeded
In getting has motor Into proper working
He wss seen flying over St. .Dents, a
northeastern suburb of Paris, where lie
mad a rapid decnt from a height of W
Amount differ a to the cause of the
accident Some of th spectators say thai
th monoplane atruck tha telegraph wires
along lb railroad track and that Ved
rines waa thrown out onto the ralla. 4
According to another account a train
hit the monoplane aa Vedrines was about
to land In order a rectify a defect la hi
Th aviator aa found to hav a frac
tured skull. II was placed on a train
and convoyed to Pari, where h Wat
taken te a hospital and the operation ot
trspsnnlng was at on performed, but
hit condition g btlleved to be hopeless.
One Member of Mob
ROLLA, Mo., April . -Three prisoners
from Newburg, this county, are la Jail
her for safe keeping as a result of a
fatal shooting and an attack on a young
woman, whose suapected asatlant was
saved from a mob by Sheriff Wilson.
The man held on a murder charge Is
Walter I -ane, who shot Louis Colvln to
death with a revolver he took from
Deputy Constable Louie McCain. Colvln'
brother, Robert, la held for having as
sisted In lha attack on Lan before th
hooting. The third priaoner, known a
Charles Arnold. Is auapected of attacking
Miss Jennie Short.
Sheriff Wilson brought the men her
yesterday. Mlaa Short wa stacked Sat
urday and that night a mob formed to
storm th Newburg jail, where Arnold
waa held. Ia tha excitement Lane stepped
on Louis Colvln s foot and the Colvln
brother are aald to hav attacked Lane,
who Jerked McCain revolver from the
deputy conatabl and shot Loula Colvla.
' Wm Endorse Clark
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April a
That Champ Clark's candidacy for th
democratic presidential nomination woulj
be endorsed by a practically unanimous
vote today at th state convention hei
wa apparent before the convention
opened. It was a foregone conclusion
that Colorado's delegation to the national
convention would be Instructed to rot
IS ADOPTED BY SENATE
WASHINGTON. April .-The senate
today sdopted th Culberson resolution
calling for a full report on the contribu
tions msde to the national committee
ot al parlies in th presidential snd con.
gresslonal campaigns of 19M and am. The
Inquiry Is entrusted to the committee on
privilege and elections, which Is In
structed to supply the senste with full
information as to s mounts ss well aa to
glvs the name of the contributors. Tb
summit tee. of which Senator Dillingham
Is chairman, la clothed with the usual
I ,,.,, ,,
lDOWf senate tmesti gating sommlt-
FUNERAL SHIP IS DELAYED
ntackay-Bennett Will Not Beach
Halifax Until Tuesday.
THQTEEN HOBE BODIES FOUKD
Message fram Cable Ship Mlsla Says
Its Mlsalsa I Alsaeet Frail
less Dlapsaltloa at ths
HALIFAX, Man.. April .-Th follow
ing wlrtlra meaaag waa received her
todsy from Captain Oardeau of tb cable
"llayl by bsd Weather. Will pat an.
-Ut.porA until Is. m. Tuesday.'.-
r'rom Captain D Carteret ot th Can).,
ship Mlnla this messaga cam today for
J. Bruc Urns, president ot tb Inter,
national Mercantile Marin:
Thu far hav aecured only thirteen
bodies. All stesmers passing say non
seen. Will search south and east Mon
day, but ran give no hop to their rela
tives that th missing will b found. Ice
bergs near th place from il.M to 41.11
In longltud it, moving fast south."
Until the message cam from th Mac-kay-Bemett
expectations wers that th
funeral ahlp would trrlv today, and day
had scarcely broken when the relative
nd friends her to Identify and tska
horn th bodies aboard that vessel began
moving toward tha dock yard.
Ths procession ot rasksta to th May
flower rink, where lb unidentified deed
will await recognition, continued today.
For lb bodies not yt embalmed rough
temporary boxes hav been plied up at
A queatlon that haa ariaen regarding
the money and valuable found on the
rescued bodies waa taken up by th Nova
Scotia government today. Tha authorities
promised to open negotiation immedi
ately with Washington to th cod that ail
such property . on the bodice of United
State cltlsens msy be surrendered di
rectly to their heirs. Th Whit Star
line, acting under th Nora Scotia pro
bate law, ha declined to glv up posses
sion of such property until authorised by
' f'arrertlaa la N asses.
NEW YORK. April S.-Tho White Star
line today received two wireless mel
ange from the Mckay-Ilennett cable
ship The first, via Capt Race, reads as
"Pleas read W. llanlon to be Whin
ton." Th officials believe this to be
W, Hinton, who waa fireman on the Tl-
Tne second message reada at follows:
"Confirm Fred Sutton."
This nam appeared on the second list
sent in early last week by the Maekay-
Bennett. In the confirmation, of th sec
ond Hat sent recently by the cableshlp.
the nam waa omitted. Sutton waa a
Tap Lines Are Not
WASHINGTON, April B.-Tao lines are
- ,. wmi.hw,, wisi in general
I effect Is ths decision of the Interstate
Commerce commission handed down
'day after an Investigation of more than
VOTE TO RAISE BAN
CHICAGO, April S.-Tbere I a possi
bility that th ban against dancing, curl
playing and theater-going may be llfte-1
from the Methodist discipline at th gen
eral conference of th Methodist Episco
pal church, soon to be held In Minneapo
lis. The Chicago Methodist MinlaterV
association today after a abarp discus
sion adopted a, memorial to the confer
ence leaving under the ban only th us?
or th promotion of th sale of Intoxi
MINNEAPOLIS, April .-Four of th
twenty-eight bishops of the Methodist
church Bishop Berry, Cranston, Mc
Dowell and Hartsell, the latter of Africa
arrived here today to attend the Metho
dist general conference, which open
RAIN CUTS DOWN
PRICE OF WHEAT
Drops Off Fully a Cent a Bushel for
Each Inch of Precipitation in
KEABL7 TH&Ei, CEJilS DECLLTO
Western Half of Kansas Gets Much
T BAD ISO QUICK TO RESPOND
State Depended on to Bring- Tears'
" " ' Production' to Mark.
BIO FEATURE OF TEE MABZET
Improvement at Oatlosk la Westers
Kaaeas Will Off eel Lasses la
the States Farther ts
CHICAGO, AprU .-For v.ry Inch ot
rain reported from the weatera half of
Kansas, ths pries ot wheat today fell a
cent a bushel. The decline la values
reached aa much SWtIV July wheat
selling at 11.11. again lUrefil.Wt. at
Saturday's doe. It was upon that sec
tion of Kansas that hopes- ware largely
settled, to produce a yield which will In
measure offset th sever crop losses
la th state further to th east
stale testlsse in Kansas.
TOPKKA, Ksn,. April .-Whst F. D.
Cobourn, secretary of the Bute Board ,
ot Agriculture, considers a million-dollar
rain begsn to fell la Kansas yesterdey
snd continued today. -. ,
"That tain la worth mora than a mil '
lion dollars," said Mr. Cobourn, "In fact
It cannot be told bow much it la
The rain waa general over tha state,
but wa heaviest In th central and -southeastern
portions, where thra wa
a fall of two Inches.
It la believed th crust that formed
over th aoll In th wheat field during
th winter ha bee completely broken
up by th rain. ,
Mlaes at Csleaa Flooded.
OA LENA. Ksn., April St. Heavy rata
during th last twenty-four hour caused
th Spring river lo overflow It bank
nd flood th mine at Badger, near
hare, causing damage aaumatsd at
3.mo. Th water works plant here Is
submerged and th city Is Without fir
Colored Servant of
Lincoln" is Dead
OALE8BURO, III., April St. -Allison
Dlniery, a colored servant of Abraham
Lincoln at Springfield. When Lincoln was
elected president, died her today of
pneumonia.. Dimsry .ttoouaed Lincoln's
offer to accompany Jauu to..Waahlngtou
as. litsJmd wthett In Springfield
whom h did not with t lesvi. . Dim.-y
utter served in th war and wa a mem.
ber of th local Grand Army ot th Re
THREE MEN FROZEN TO
, DEATH IN WYOMING
DOUQIaAS. Wya, AprU . 8pedal.
Th body of an unidentified man waa
found near Lost Springs ytrday. Tb
stranger evidently perished during ths
recent blltasrd. ,
Sheepmen ar bringing report to town .
of many narrow escapes from death
among herder and cowboys: In many In
stances ths men wers compelled to let
their flocks and hard drift with th
storm and they followed. Proses feet nd
hands ar common, and many men who
hav been missing alms th alarm
doubtless perished and their bodies wilt
be found when th now melt.
The body of Dill Evan, better hnown
aa "Steamboat," employed by tb Walkr
Creek Sheep oompany. and Ed Stutall, a
freighter, who perished In th storm, hav
WILL TRY TO LEGISLATE
BERGER OUT OF OFFICE
ManiaoN. Wis.. AorU a,-"Nonpartl-
san election" bill, lo be Introduced st
the apeclsl session of the Wisconsin leg
islature, which open tomorrow, bv
been framed, it Is sld. to procur the d.
feat of Victor Berger tor re-election to
congress, and to make It tmpoaslbl tor
th socialists to add another member
to th congressional delegation.
One bill will provide for nonpartisan
elections In cities of th first class and
nnih f, iha same avatem in counties
of JSO.aa or over, applying to Milwaukee
city and county, reapectlvely. They will
be offered by Assemblyman Erich C
Stern ot Milwaukee.
Th testimny of
years has proved
that the board
and reom direct
ory in The Bee is
Can you afford to ig
nore this testimony, or
would it not be worth
j our while to insert, at a
moderate expense, an
advertisement and at
tract, thereby, the at
tention of hundreds of .
reliable people who turn ,
to it for aid!
These reader can know
ot your facilities only when
they are told, and as the
most effective means of
reaching them The Bee war-.
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