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    ..The Omaha
Looking Backward
This Day in Omaha
thirty Twenty Tra Tr A.z
Bdltorlal Tt of oaea lssa
VOL. XLI-NO. 308.
f ourth Session of Republican Com
mittee Adds Twelve Delegates
to Taft list.
Bor,ah Asserts Majority Changes
Front Through Fear.
Dispute Over Case Again Brings Out
the Lineup.
Total of Kljthty-fonr Delegates is
Added to the Chief Executive's
Forces Since Committee
Started Work.
Bare for Delegates.
(Instructed for Taft (uncontested)
Added by national committee.
Last week: Alabama, 16; Arkan
sas, ,16; Florida, 12; Georgia. 28.
Today: Indiana, 12.
Total Taft Uncontested. 285.
Instructed for Roosevelt (uncon
tested), 411.
Instructed for La Follette (no con
tests, 36.
Instructed for Cummins (no con-
tcsts) 10, . . i '
Uninstructed and uncontested, it.
Contests still pending, 170.
Total number of delegates, 1,078.
Necessary for nomination, 640.
The committee also 'today post
poned until Wednesday the contests
over the six delegates-at-large from
Arizona and the two delegates from
- the Fourth, district of California.
CHICAGO, June 10.-Today' work of
j the republican national committee added
(twelve more delegates to the catalogue
!of the Taft strength on the temporary
froil of the republican national convention,
i The much discussed Indiana contests
came before the committee and were do
cided, all In Taft's favor.
With the seventy-two delegates com
in the southern contests decided
! last week In the Alabama, Arkansas,
I Florida ana Georgia cases, today's gains
,make a total of eighty-four delegates
added to the Taft forces by the work of
the national committee. With the 201 in
structed and uncontested delegates cred
ited to him, they bring his total on the
Lmnnrarv roll up to 283; not counting
other contests that may be decided for
him. A large proportion of the contested
seats among the 170 cases still to bo
passed on by the committee represent
delegates instructed for Taft; the preclso
number Is the puept. 5 of. much dispute,
iiof cii It 'be stated how many of these
contests Taft Will Win.
i The cases decided today were those of
!the Indiana delegation at large, four In
number, headed by Colonel Harry S.
'New, chairman of the convention com-
rnlttee of arrangements, auu
former Vice President Charles W. Fair
banks, and the district delegations of
two each from the First. Third, and
rrv,i,foh riiutrifiH. The contest in the
'Fourth district was withdrawn and the
committee confirmed the two sitting
' iTaft) delegates.
I The real fight of the day in the com
, mittee came? not on the contest over the
i delegates-at-large, where it had been
'expected the committee was unanimous
i in giving them to Taft but over the seat
' ing of two Taft delegates from the Thir-
teenth, or South Bend district. At
tempts of the Roosevelt attorneys to
'introduce ceraln affidavits declared by
them to beat the signatures of a majority
I of the delegates to the district conven
tion at South Bend a which the Taft
I delegates were chosen, precipitates the
'only sensational interchange of the day,
and occasioned a sudden reversal of the
committee's vote which was not explained
to the satisfaction of the Roosevelt men.
Senator Borah taunted the Taft men
! about it, tailing them they changed front
'because they were scared. "The worst
scared lot ot men I ever saw," he said.
"What has happened? Whom have you
'consulted? What has come over you?
Whence came this revelation?" he de
i manded.
j The Taft men denied they were scared
'or that any special light had broken In
I upon them; they insisted that their first
! vote, against admitting the affldavis
I was because of heir desire not to ( delay
(the hearings by the necessity of giving
I the Taft side an opportunity to answer
ithem or to create a precedent which
j would be embarrassing in later cases.
i Their reversal of th evote was coupled
iwlth a specific declaration that it was
not to be regarded as a precedent.- In
Whis form the Roosevelt men all voted
against It.
Taft Delegates Seated.
So the committee heard the affidavits,
with verbal testimony in contravention of
i their allegations, and then voted to seat
the Taft delegates. The vote, 56 to 14,
represents what has been the lineup be
tween the factions ever since the com
mittee came together. ' '
i This was not the first battle of the day,
however. Before the Indiana cases were
taken up, the committee came near to a
turbulent scene of factional bitterness.
i A motion by Senator Crane of Massa-
1 chusetts to postpone until JVednesday
i the case of the Fourth district of Califor
nia, in accordance with the request of
ex-Senator Pick, the Taft contest leader,
met the opposition of the Roosevelt
'forces. The case already had been called,
and the attorneys and contestants were
'in their places at the tables when this
. question arose.
Battle in Progress
at Pearson, Mexico
EL PASO, Tex., June 10. Fighting wns
jti progress between rebels and federals
at Pearson, about 200 miles south of t';e
international bolder, according to tele
grams , received by U e Mexico North
western railroad In Juarez today.
Dr. F. S. Fearron of New York and his
Lonucn and Montreal associates own i
b.g lumber mill at Pearson and the ma
jority (f the inhabitants of the town ?.t
Ami". leans. The tcAvn Is In what hercto
foie Iris been considered rebel territory.
Borahs Bluff and Bluster Fails
Roosevelt Member of National Committee Meets Check When
He Undertakes to Dictate How the Proceedings of the
Body Shall Be Conducted.
By VICTOR ROSEWATER, Editor of Tho Bee.
CHICAGO. June 10. (Special Telegram.) . ing, until i reminded him that I held full
The national committee apparently membership in the committee the same
made small progress today, when
measured by contests settled, but It was
the busiest session of all so far in point
of variety and excitement. Right at the
outset another attempt was made to put
over the same rough riding tactics, first
through none other than Francis J.
Heney, the famous San Francisco at
torney, who, while waiting the dispo
sition of the California contest, which
he is to present? seemed to become
possessed of a notion that ho was en
titled to all the privileges of a member
of the committee, including the freedom
of debate, and wanted to insist on it
until I put down the lid effectually.
This was followed by another brief inter
change between the chair and Senator
Borah, who objected to what he termed
the schoolmaster statements I was mak-
Senator Kenyon Opens Headquar
ters for Colleague at Chisago.
Former Governor of Iowa Has Ten
Delegates Instructed for Him
Ken) on Gives Oat Enthasl
astle Statement.
CHICAGO, June 10. The standard of
Senator Albert B. Cummins of Iowa for
republican presidential nominee was
raised today by' his colleague. Senator
W. S. Kenyon, who arrived from Iowa
full of enthusiasm for the Hawkepo
candidate. Senator Cummins now has
ten delegates pledged to him.
Headquarters in the hotel where the
Taft and Roosevelt camps are located
were engaged by Senator Kenyon and
the Hawkeye club of Chicago assumed
charge of the campaign, llefore the end
of the week the Iowans expect that more
than 1,000 enthusiastic boosters from be
yond the Mississippi will be in Chicago
to demonstrate their fealty to the senior
senator from Iowa.
Before leaving for Washington, Sen
ator Kenyon said:
"Friends of Senator Cummins believe
the rank and file of the republican party
are tired of the present controversy and
tired of personal politics. We present in
him a man who can unite the party and
lead It to an old-time victory. His can
dldacy is not for the purpose of injuring
any one or punishing any one.
"Senator Cummins has always been on
the people's side in -ever rcontest. A
record that will inspire confidence, a
magnetic personality and a. character
without tt spot or blemish where can the
partly turn for a leader" better than hw.
It would be well if out of all this turmoil
such a candidate could .be nominated at
the convention."
It was expected that before night t!
headquarters of Senator Robert M. La
Follette would be opened in a downtown
hotel, and the Wisconsin men attivc.y
at work for their candidate.
Platform Talk to the Front.
Discussion of planks for the party
platform Is becoming more general in
the various headquarters. One . of the
"missionaries" is James T. Williams, jr.,
formerly a federal civil service commis
sioner and named as a delegate-at-large
from Arizona.
Two particular planks are In Mr. Wil
liams' program. One would extend the
civil service to Include all postmasters,
collectors -of customs and internal rev
enue and practically all other federal ap
pointees not already in the classified lists.
His other plank would commit the party
to a liberal Irrigation policy.
Among the early arrivals today were
two parties of opposite political tend
encies from neighboring states. From
Michigan came C. A. Palmer, W. R.
Oakea and G. M. Bane, all state offi
cials and all Rooseveit men. They were
accompanied by Judge W. D. Gordon,
who is to represent ,the Roosevelt dele
gates in the contests from that state.
The Indiana political colony was in
creased by the arrival of E. H. Schmidt,
United States marshal; Volney T. Mal
lott, Harry O. Wallace, W. E. Davis and
John L. Hogue. Public duties and pri
vate enterprise were both represented in
this group, but all were "ooostlng" for
President Taft. N
TVcw Tork Will Vote for Hoot.
Lafayette B. Gleason of Delhi, N. Y.,
secretary of the New York republican
state central committee and selected for
temporary secretary of the convention
by the subcommittee on arrangements to
day declared that he was confident that
eighty-five of the ninety New York del
egates to the convention would vote for
Senator Elihu Root for temporary chair
man. i
"I have received telegrams from
eighty-five of tho New York delegates,"
Said Mr. Gleason, "and they will sup
port Senator Root. I am just as confi
dent that from eighty-one to eighty-five
of the delegates Will vote for President
UooNcvelt Denies Report.
NEW YORK, June lO.-Thcodore
Roosevelt denied today the report that
he intends going to Chicago by special
train at a momenta notice. "I know of
no such plan," he said. "I have no pres
ent Intention of going to Chicago this
week and I won't go unless it is neces
sary. Mr. Perkins telephoned ine this
morning and I am very sure that if such
a trip had been contemplated he would
have told me about it."
ANSLEY, Neb., June 10. (Special. )-Tne
German carp and suckers have r;arly
complefl destroyed the 'game fishing
which In years jrene by was very fine In
the waters of this ecMon. There I talk
of the Anglers club .if Cu-ter
county and get the laws changed so t:at
the German carp and suckers may be
takpn out of the water at any time of
the year and by any means possible to
rid the waters of the e great d?stro..,ers.
and get Mate fish hdtcheviea establ shed
In this part of Ntbiaaka.
s ho die', and hud not been divested of
them by being elected to preside.
Again, one of the attorneys In the In
diana case, Mr. Still well, brnn to read
a carefully prepared attack on the
methods of the committee, and I had to
stop it by cutting him short.
The tremendously significant feature
was the utter collapse of the contest in
stalled by the Roosevelt people on the
Indiana delegates-at-large. This they
had proclaimed to he a dead open and
shut imposition, , based on gross fraud,
hut when' the vote was taken to scat
the Taft delegates the roil call dis
closed t'.iat every one who voted was
convinced the charges were groundless.
That Is tho meaning of the unanimous
vote, in which all the committeemen who
favor Roosevelt or La Follette Joined.
Arrangements Committee Will Meet
in Baltimore June 20.
O'Gorman, James, goiter, Henry,
Kera and Lewis Are Among
Men Mho Are Under
. Consideration.
NEW YORK, June 10,-Norman E.
Mack, chairman of the democratic na
tional committee, today issued a call fo
a meeting in Baltimore on June 20 of the
arrangements committee to select th
temporary chairman of the convention.
The selection will be placed for ratifica
tion before the national committee at its
meeting on June 24, the day before th
"Among the men whom the arrange
ments committee will consider ..for tem
porary chairman," he said, "are Senators
O'Gorman of New York, Kern of In
diana and Ollie James of Kentucky, Rep
resentatives William Sulzer of New Yorl:
and Henry of Texas, and James Hamil
ton Lewis of Chicago. There doubtless
will be others also. So far it appears to
me that a!l candidates have an even
Vo Packing of Convention.
BALTIMORE, June 10,-There will be
no packing of the democratic convent'on
hall with shouters for candidates for
presidential nomination if the joint plans
agreed upon by the Baltimore ommitteo
and the national committee prove to be
Through the distribution p(tlckets o
the delegations by the arrangement com.
mittee the day before the first day's e
sion of the convention and the careful
allotment of seats by the local committer
it Is expected, that bands of shouters can
be kept away from the proceedings.
"1 have had a fixed determination for
a year to prevent a packed convention."
said Chairman Robert Crain of the demo
cratic national convention committee to
day. "There will be no slanders in the
hall unless the national committee rule1;
otherwise, and when the 15,000 seats are
filled there will be no more persons ad
mitted. The, plan of ticket distribution
should! prevent them getting Into lmprope.
hands." Bureaus of Information have been es
tablished at every transportation center
to direct delegates and visitors to thel
quarters In the city.
The campaign headquarters of Governor
Harmon were moved here today from
Washington and by Friday the headquar
ters of Governor Wilson, in charge of W
F. MoCombs, will be opened. The Champ
Clark managers "are to be here June 15.
Judge Landis Sued
for Half Million
CHICAGO, June 10,-United States Dis
trict Judge K. M. Landis was made de
fendant today in a damage suit for $500,
000 by William J. Ammeri. attorney for
George F. Harding, after the judge had
declined lo hear a motion In Harding's
suit aga'nst the Standard Oil company.
A statement that the judge in a previous
trial was "Influenced by the eminence
of the Standard OH attorney," said to
have been made by Harding's counsel,
in a brief asking a change of venue,
caused the judge to refuse the motion.
"You would not make that statement to
my face as a private citizen," said the
j Several other Judges have refused to
hear tho suit which grew out of a con
test for tho control of the Corn Products
I company.
Mrs. Pankhurst's '
Sentence Modified
LONDON. June 10.-The sentence of the
militant suffragettes, Mrs. Emmeline
Pankhurst and Mr. and, Mrs. Pethick
Lawrence, joint editors ' of Votes for
Women, were today modified by Reg
inald .i c Ken na, ' home secrtary, and the
prisoners will finish as first class mis
demeanant!! the term of nine months'
imprisonment to widen they were con
demned at the Old Bailey sessions on
May 22, Instead of serving as ordinary
BEATRICE. Neb.. June 10.-(Speclal.)-Word
v.-as received -lpre yesterday from
Peek-a-Boo, Idaho, stating that Mrs. John
Robertson, formerly of this city, who
was married at that place last 'veek,
had been seriously Injured us a result of
a charhvr! ratty. '.Tpon the couple's
return to Peek-a-Hoo some of the mem
'.ws of th" .H't rilai.ed Uiem in a cart
and rlrawins '-hem through iXe
streets when a bolt In the vehicle broke !
alij caused the occupants to 'nil t.. tho !
ground. Mrs. Robertson's leg was broker
in two places bt'ow ; ic knee and she was
severely bruised about the body.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Report Shows Falling Off of Several
Million Acres.
Total Yield Estimated at Nearly
Seven Million Bushels More
TUau Last Year Winter
Crop Several Points Off.
WASHINGTON, Jnue lO.-The June
grain report of the government, giving
the acreage not previously announced
planted to the various Important crops,
the condition of the growing crops on
June 1, the Indicated yield per acre and
estimated total production, bailed upon
the ratio of the average condition on
June 1 to tho final yield in the five
years, 190ti-1910, as reported by the corre
spondents and agents of tho bureau of
statistics, Department of Agriculture,
was Issued today by the crop reporting
board aa follows:
Spring Wheut-Acreage, 19,201,000, com
pared with 30.351,000 acres last year. Con
dition, 95.8 per cent of a normal, com
pared' with 94.6 per cent last year and S3.8
per cent, tho ten-year average. Indicated
yield per acre, 13. bushels, compared
with 9.1 bushels last year and 13.4 bush
els, . the flve'-year average. Esiimated
total production, 205,000,000 bushels, com
pared with 190,(582,000 bushels last year.
Winter Wheat-Acreage. 25,744,0(Ki,- com
pared with 29,102,01)0 acres last year. Con
dition, 74.3 per cent 0f a normal, com
pared with M).4 per cent last year and 80.9
per cent, the ten year average. Indicated
yield per acre, 14.1 bushels, compared
with 14.8 bushels last year and 16.5 bush
els, the five-year average. Estimated
total production, 363,000,(100 bushels, com
pared with 43U,56,u0O bushels last cyar.
All Wheat Indicated yield per acre, 14
bushels, compared with 12.5 bushel last
year and 14.6 bushels, the 5-year average.
Estlgated total production, ii2S,000.X
bushels, compared with 621,338,000 bushels
last year.
Oats Acreage, 37,844,000, compare with
37.7C3.OUO -acres last year. Condition, 91.1
per cent of a normal, compared with
85.7 per cent last year, and 88. 1 per cent,
the 10-year agerage. Indicated yield per
acre, 29.3 bushels, compare with 2-1.1
bushels last year, and 28.4 bushels, the
5-year average. Estimated total produc
tion, 1,109,000,000 bUBhels, compared with
922.2W.fi00 bushels last year.
Barley Acreage, 7,071.000, compared with
7,627,000 acres last year. Condition, 91.1
per cent of a normal, compared with
90.2 per cent Inst year and 90.8 per c nl
the 10-year average. Indicated yield per
acre, 25.2 bushels, compared with 21.0
bushels last year and 24.8 bushels the J
year average. Estimated totals produc
tion, 192,000,000 bushels, compared with
p;0,240.0(Kl bushels last year.
RYE Condition, 87.7 per cent of a nor
mal, compared with 88.6 per cent last
year and 89.7 per cent, the ten-year aver
age. Indicated yield per acre. Pi bushels,
compared wtih 15.6 bushels last year, imd
16.3 bushels, the five-year average.
May Condition, 87.7 rer cent of a nor
mal, compared with 76.8 per cent last
Pastures Condition, 93.7 per cent of a
normal, compared with 81.8 per cent last
year and 89.3 per cent, the ten-year aver
PHILADELPHIA, June 10. -The com
mittee representing the Orders of Con
ductors, Trainmen and Brotherhood of
Firemen and Englnemen on the Pennsyl
vania railroad east of Pittsburgh and
Erie in the dispute over certain working
arrangements this afternoon sent out a
cull for a referendum vote on the ques
tion of giving the committee the power
to call a strike. About 25.000 men are
said to be Involved.
The National Capital
'li.ndaj, Jone lit, iUt'2.
The Senate.
Met at m on
Judiciary -omioittee favorably reported
the SimmePs bill prohibiting interstate
transpurtut'on of prize light films.
Kight begi.'ii on conference report on
rirmy appropriation bill.
Senator Bacon Introduced u bill to re
strict !nt"v-ntion in 'uha.
The House.
.Vet at 11 a. m.
;ebated senate amendments to metal
taiiff bill.
Representative Hard wick omlcmned
workmen's compensation bill before Judi
ciary commutes.
Flying Time
Hirth Wins the
Airship Race from
Berlin to Vienna
VIENNA, Juno 10. The aeroplane raoe
from Berlin to this city, under the
auspices of the Imperial Aviation so
ciety and Austrian Aero club, started
yesterday morning, was won by llol
muth Illrth, German, carrying as pas
senger Lieutenant Schoellcr of the Ger
man army. Hirth with his companion cov
ered tho distance (330 miles In a direct
line) In 395 minutes ( six nous and thirty
five minutes) actual flying time.
The three Austrian lieutenants,
HlaschUe, Miller (alias Csakay), and
Bergmann wero forced to land on the
way hero from Ureslau.
Csakay wa:t the be;it performer in the
fit tit stage of the contest from Berlin to
Broslau, about 2M) miles, which he ac1
'ompllshed In 2 hours and 58 minutes.
Illrth In the course ot his flight flew
over the Altvator mountain range In
Moravia, which rises to an altitude of
1.887 feet. '
Hirth,, who is well known In America
as an automobile racers', has since lie
started aviation been a winner in every
hi;,' flying competition In which he has
tutored. " " '
Rates on Yellow Pine
and Hardwood to
Be Investigated
WASHINGTON, June lO.-The Inter
state Commerce commission today or
dered on its own initiative an Investiga
tion of the yellow pine and hardwood
rates on the Chicago? Itock Island & Pa
cific, the Illinois Central and twenty-five
other railroads operating In the south
and southwest.
The commission, In ordeilng the In
uuiry. says that "owing lo tha discon
tinuance by trunk lines of allowuncej to
tap lines, the trunk lines are enjoying
substantially larger revenues of their
lumber traffic." It 1ms been complained
that the rates were excessive.
No time haa been fixed for the hear
ing, but it Is certain that it will not be
before next autumn.
Union Pacific and
Hard Coal Cases
Again Go Over
WASHINGTON, June lC-The supremo
court today adjourned until October, leav
ing undecided the hard coal trust ease,
the 1'nion Pacific merger and the state
rate eases.
Crew of the French
Liner France Strikes
HAVRE, France. June. lO.-The crew of
the French llnf-r Fiance, consisting of 550
firemen, trimmers and seamen, together
with 500 other stamen of various cate
gories, this morning voted the declaration
of a general strike in Havre and ap
pointed a strike committee.
The committee has ursed tho crew of
the France, which was about to sail
for New York, not to return until com
plete satisfaction of their demands has
bfen accorded. They demand an Increase
of $6 a month for the firemen and 4 a
month for the other categories.
Bill to Forfeit
St, Louis Bridge
WASHINGTON. Juno lO.-Wenator Heed
of Missouri today introduced a resolu
tion to forfeit the St. Louis Merchants
company's bridge across the Mississippi
at St. Louis between the Eads bridge
and tiie mouth of the Missouri river, and
directing the secretary of war to operate
It as a free public highway. He charged
t but Its earnings had been pooled with
another bridge.
WASHINGTON, June lO.-The oijetit
years' struggle of Frederick A. Hvile and
J. II. Schneider to escape Imprisonment
for alleged conspiracy to defraud the gov
ernment out of hinds in California mid
Oregon ended in failure today alien the
supreme court found no error in their
conviction in the District of Yiliiiubia.
It was one of the fai.ioua "land fraud"
cases of its time.
Washington and Rhode Island Ar
rive at Noon.
Mtuatloa There Is Believed by Offi
cial at Washington to Be Perl
oul Admiral Osterhans
Is In Command.-
HAVANA. June 10, The United States
armored cruiser Washington entered Ha
vana harbor at 12:25 o'clock thts .ifter-
naon and exchanged salutes with the
fortress of Cabana. FItteen minutes lutcr
tho battleship Ithode Island passed Into
the harbor. Tho arrival of the Amirlcan
warships attracted little attention tn the
Tho publication In today's papers Jiere
ot the newH of the dispatch of United
States warships from Key West to Ha
vana under the command of Admlra.1
Hugo Osterlmus created a profound Im
pression. ,
The popular Impression Is that thtj
coming . of th. American j .atilpa -;m nw
speedy intervention ' by the United
states, pfflclals, howsveiv unanimously
j sj oyt the' Idea of Intervention MsardiUB
tne sending of warships as a friendly
act on me part or the United HtateB.
They declare they deplore that Washing
ton lias been misled by 'exaggerated im
ports into the belief that a racial war Is
about to break out.
Tim officials assert that the rioting In
the streets of Havana on Saturday night
was not significant of race hatred, but
they do not explain the rason for tho
extensive mllliury preparations which
wero tukrn to prevent a breach of tin
peace In the capital last night. All parts
of the. city were putroled until daylight
by detachments of rexular troops and
home guards. Today the aspect of tho
city was normal.
There is little popular disposition to
discuss the coming of the United States
warships, but many expressions of relief
hi a heard on account of the assurance
; of security the presenea of the war vessels
! will give. The warships are expected
j to arrive shortly before noon,
j Reports from the various provinces
j show that considerable damage has been
done to the crops, particularly In Plnar
del itlo.
Four Hundred Men Available.
WASHINGTON, June lO.-Ameriean
murines will be uvullablo for service In
Havana before nooif today. The cruleer
Washington and the battleship Rhode
Island which steamed out from Key
'Vest early this mornln.if. under oideri
snu from Vushiiiston late list night,
nr.) expected to make to run across tin,
strults of Florida to the Cuban capital
In about six hours.
Each of tljcse ships in addition lo its
regular complement or sixty-five murines
carries un extra complement of 125, In
cluding officers. They would only bo
landed In the Cuban capital, of course,
j in a casti of dire emergency, in which
event the blue Jackets ot both shlf;s ulso
would be available.
The gravity with which this, govern
ment regards tho situation is Indicated
by tho fact that lteur Admiral Osier
liaus, commander of the Atlantic fleet,
is aboard. his flagship, tho Washington.
The remainder of the third division of
the fleet remains at Key West and can
Join the flagship in u few hours.
The mine planter San Francisco leaves
Annapolis today with a complement of
midshipmen aboard and will Join Hie
ships at Key West.
The first division of the Atlantic fleet,
the Massachusetts, Utah, North Dakota,
Florida and Lelawure. also leave Anna
polls today with midshipmen aboard.
While their destination is now Cape Cod,
there is no assurance that the Navy de
partment may not order these ships to
Join those near Cuba at any moment.
LOUISTILLE, Ky,. June 10.-Accused
of firing a bullet into the celling of a
local hotel lobby during the recent race
meet here, Ixiuls Doerhoefer, the turf,
man. was indicted this afternoon by the
county grand Jury. On the night of the
shooting the hotel lobby was thronged
with horsemen and a large number of
clergymen, delegates to the Presbyterian
general assembly. When the shot rang
obt there was a scramble for places of
lefuge. Doerhoefer was not arrested at
the time.
First official cognizance of the shoot
ing came when the jury judge is his
charge said that "an individual was es
caping the law seemingly because ot
wealth and influenca."
J. B. Moore"s Family of Six and Two
Quests Are Slain with an Ax Some
Time Sunday Night.
Crime Discovered by a Neighbor Yes
terday Morning.
Either Due to Revenge os is the Act
of Madman.
Mr. Moore Was Well Known Basi
lars Man and His Guests Who
Were Mala Are Daughters
of WcaHy Farmer.
V1LL1SCA, Is., June 10. Joseph Moore,
a prominent Vllllsca business man, his
Hire and four children and two visitors
were found murdered In their beds this
morning at the Moore home. The dead:
BOYD MOORE, aged 7.
PAUL MOORE, aged 6.
Their heads had been beated to pulp
and an ax covered with blood and human
hair, found In the house, is supposed to
be the Instrument with which the deed
was committed. There li no clue to the
mu i defer.
Owing to the terrible multllatlon, the
Identity of the two women last named
could not at first be established. They
were bellevd to be Mrs, Van Gilder and
her daugher, relative ot the Moores.
Later they werv positively Identified as
the Spllllngk-r sifters, daughters of a
wealthy farmer living one mile from
Vllllsca, who had been In attendance at
a church entertainment hero last night
and decided to pass the night at the home
o. tha Moores.
Itolibery Not Motive-.
No robbery was committed and It is
the theory of the authorities that only
a desire for revenge could have prompted
the murder unless the work was done by
a madman.
Horses neighing In the barn at the
Moore home caused a woman neighbor
to notice that no member of the family
appeared to be up and about the house.
.She investigated and after-failing to ef
fect un entrance :u tho front door,
railed her husband, who also failed. The
city niurahul was then summoned and
the 'doors'; forced. ' , : ,
Moore and his wife were the first to
be discovered. They wer lying. in nelr
..feed Itu'a. front Toonul.t.heji..canie, the.
finding of the bodies of the. two guests,
and later those of the children In a
third room. ' .;.',,
' Moore was the manager: of a' Joeal im
plement concern, and prominent in burl-
nc-ss and social circles,
l,lkp Colomdo Trns'dy.
Police authorities here are not Inclined
to think there Is any connection between
the murder of the Moore family at Tlll
liea, la., and the Burn'ham-Wayne mur
der mystery here on September 17 last,
In which six persons lost their lives.
It Is admitted, however, that there Is
a striking similarity In the crimes. Lo
cal authorities will make a careful In
vestlsatlon of the Vllllsca mystery In
the hope of finding somo clew to the
crime litre.
i- ;
4The murder of the Moore family caused
a. profound shock to many In Council
1-iluffs, where Mr. Moore had many busi
ness acquaintances. He had been a
heavy buyer from Council Bluffs immple
tflent dealers for many years. He was
also well known In implement circles In
Qrf.alia. Tho members of the family
were frequent visitors to Council Bluffs
and Mrs. Moore had many warm friends
Some local interest also attaches to
Misses Edith and 'Blanche Etillinger.
SUss Blanche Ptlllinger, the youngest of
the victims, was a, member of the Btan
tnu automobile party whose car . was
badly wrecked and two. Miss Peterson
and Mr. Johnson, badly hurt, in a colli
sion on the White Pole road three miles
east of Council Bluffs a week ago Sat
urday night. All of the members of the
party were brought to the Jennie Ed
mundsou hospital, and the nurses there
recall the sweet little girl, who proved
so brave and patient and forgot her
own slight Injuries In her solicitude for
the others. . ,
Democratic Vote in
. South Dakota is Close
PIERRE, S. D June 10,-South Dakota
returns with ten counties out give the
Wilson delegates, headed by Simmons,
3,6X4; the Clark delegation, headed by
Lee. 3,611,' and the Ross-Clark delegation
2,20(5. The . ten counties which have not
reported can swing the delegation either
to Clark or Wilson.
With ten counties falling to make presl.
dentlal returns the votes at the rec-cn
state primary, which were announced to.
day were as follows:
For Roosevelt, 33,261; for La' Follette
17,911; for Taft. 10,092.
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