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OMAHA, FEIDAY MORNING, JULY 19, 1912 TEN PAGES.
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1LLES WILL MEET
Republican Campaign Treasurer and
Publicity Manager Will Be
DIXON GOES TO CHICAGO
Al . Says Bull MooserS Will Put Out State
s4 ana uniniy ncsei. ( .
RUNNING MATE FOR ROOSEVELT
yj Johnson, Beveridge and Parker Are
ll Being Considered.
-. mwrmick; names committee
Five Men Will See Governor Deneea
and Other Republican Candidate
, and Ask Them Where They
- ' Stand.'
NEW, TORK, July i8.-Chairman Hlllea
of the republican national committee
talked over the situation with Secretary
Reynolds today, but had nothing to say
other than that the sub-committee of
the full, committee would meet tomorrow
to suggest the name of a treasurer and
publicity manager for the committee.
United States Senator Dixon, campaign
manager of the national, progressive
party, planned to leave here late tonight
or tommorrow for a few days' visit In
Chicago. ; 5 . .
Senator Dixon said ' that the party
would place State and county tickets in
all states as well.
Within , a' few days the temporary
chairman of the Chicago convention will
be named . Senator Dixon said that a
dosen names for vice president had been
talked o including Governor Johnson of
California, John M. Parker of New Or
leans, who ran for governor on the dem
cratlc. ticket in Louisiana: former Sena
tor Beveridge of Indiana, and several
Committee Will See Deneen.
CHICAGO, July 18.-The committee of
five representatives of the progressive
party which is to ascertain the views of
Governor Deneen and other nominees on
the republican state ticket regarding the
candidacy of Taft anVf Roosevelt will In
clude , J. T. Williams, Sterling; , B. F.
Harris, Champaign! F. 8. Allen, Mollne,
and Chauncey Depew and Medlll McCor
mlck of Chicago.
The committee was named today by
Mr. MoCormick In accordance with the
decision of the meeting of progressives
last- Tuesday when preparations were
made for a state convention August 3,
to select delegates to the progressive
national convention In Chicago, August .5.
It is to announce the candidates' answer
Mr. McCormlck today gave out the sub
stance of a telegram from Senator Joseph
M. Dixon, in which the latter was quoted
as recommending ; that a ticket be put
i out in Illinois upon which a candidate
. for governor favorable ttj Colonel Boose
' velt mlgnt fun. - - - -
The mass jneetlng which recently Issued
fc call fosf-4 -state-convention did -not
specifically provide ion a state ticket, ,
' ' 'iii' i
Berger Assails Taft,
Koosevelt, Bryan and
Wilson' in Speech
WASHINGTON, July -Representative
Berger of Wisconsin ; entertained
,the house .today with a "keynote"
speech on .socialism. He described the
socialist ticket as "the . International
ticket of humanity."
"This country Is divided into classes
much. as any monarchical country.". de
clared Mr. Berger. "Therefore the work
ing class the men and' women who
work either- with their brains or their
hands' must, have' a party of their own
to take care . of the interests, of their
own class." '.,- '
Mr. Berger attacked Governor Wood
tow Wilson as "a creature of the bosses,"
assailed ' President Taft and Colonel
Roosevelt and referred to William J.
Bryan, as a "dictator."
Charged with Murder
Committed in 1893
NEW ORLEANS, July 18.-Giuseppe
Cantania Chiappara. aboard the ItaUan
steamship Delphine at Pensacola, made
up his mind to visit his daughter In New
Orleans, whom he had not seen for nine
teen years. So, immigration officials
charge, he deserted .the Delphine. Yes
terday they found him at his daughter's
home, then they called in local detec
tives, who declared he had killed Vln
cenzo Cangelosl here In 1893 and escaped
to Italy. .
Chiappara declares that for the murder
he was tried in Palermo and served nine
If no local witnesses are found the
immigration officers will attempt to have
the Italian deported
ARSENIC CAUSED DEATH
,: OF JOHN OTTO LINDLOFF
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 18.-Arsenie
caused the' death of John Otto Llndloff,
brother-in-law of Mrs. Louis Llndloff
held In Chicago as a poisoner for insur
ance, according to the report made today
by chemists who made, an examination
of the remains. '
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Partner of Kosenthal,
Placed Under Arrest
NEW TORK, July 18.-"Jack" Rose,
wanted by the police In connection with
the murder of Herman Rosenthal, the
gambler and Informer against the policy
at ' police headquarters today was ques
tioned foe two hours by deputy Com
missioner . Dougherty. Rose admitted
Dougherty said, that he was a passen
ger in the automobile in which Rosen
thal's murderers drove to the hotel Me
tro pole but said he left It before the
shooting took place.
' Clues being slowly unearthed here and
there indicate today an unfolding of the
plot that led to the shooting down of
Herman Rosenthal, the gambler, who
was killed early Tuesday, a few hours
before he was to make further revela
tions regarding his charges that the po
lice grafted on gamblers. Louis Libby
and William Shapiro, owners of the
gray automobile which took the murder
ers to the scene of the shooting, are said
to be In possession of Information which
they, propose to reveal to the district at
torney that will indicate that the police
sysem was responsible for the plot to
make away with Rosenthal.
Shapiro and Libby say . that the car
was hired 6y telephone by Jack Rose, a
gambler, who, with two other men, one
of whom is known by the nam of I tike,
boarded , the automobile shortly before
midnight and were taken up town. On
the way Shapiro' said he picked up one
or two other men. Shapiro's story of
what happened thereafter is being re
served for the district attorney.
Meanwhile detectives are searching for
Jack Ross, who is said to be a friend
of Lieutenant Charles Becker, the police
officer, whom Rosenthal involved In bis
charges of police grafting.
It was reported about the police head
quarters this afternoon that the arrest of
a prominent-police official in connection
with the Rosenthal murder would eoon
Police Commissioner Waldo, today an
nounced the suspension of Patrolman
William J. File,, who was in the Hotel
Metropola off duty at the time of the
murder and unsuccessfully pursued In a
taxicab the automobile In which the mur
derers escaped. -
; Sundry Civil Bill
WASHINGTON, July li-Democrats of
the senate, who' were defeated, 37 to 27, in
an effort -to have the wool bill taken up
at the opening of today's session, resumed
their argument of yesterday against the
1150,000,000 sundry civil appropriation bill,
i Democratic leaders declare' they would
continue the filibuster until assured of a
vote on the tariff bills. The big sundry
civil appropriation bill -against which the
tflibustsr Is directed carries many impor
With l&e. Panama canal MH the unfin
ished business, the democratic leaders will
be able to hold up the appropriation bill
for. several daya-V ,,''v-'1. .v..'.
i The difficulty in reaching an agreement
Is said to -be one' of "details only. The
regular republicans are Willing to permit
a vote on tariff bills, -but the progress
slves want to eliminate , debate. They
demand they shall have opportunity to
present amendments if the bills are dis
cussed at length. !
. As the session proceeded the democrats
continued their filibuster and forced the
senate to take up the Panama canal bill.
; Senator Brandegee put in an estimate
that foreign ships would pay approxi
mately 310,000,000 a year in tolls under
the provisions against which Great
Britain has protested. ,
' Senator Stone estimated that If The
Hague court should decide against the
United States five years after the free
toll law had been enacted about 345,000,000
would have to be repaid to foreign vessel
British Objection "
to Panama Canal'
Bill is Delayed
: WASHINGTON, July 18.-A. Mitchell
Innes, charge of the British embassy, ap
peared at the State department today
and it was understood that he bore with
him the British protest against pending
Panama canal legislation which was ex
pected to arrive in New York by mall
steamer yesterday. It appeared, how
ever, that Mr. Innes had called to notify
Secretary Knox that for some reason
unknown to him the document had not
yet arrived. Consequently the secretary
and the charge agreed to refrain from
any discussion of the subject pending
the receipt of the papers.
Jenks Offered Post of
Financial Adviser to
Republic of China
PEKING, July 17.-Prof. Jeremiah Jenks
of Columbia university and formerly oi
Cornell was ' today offered the post of
financial adviser to the Chinese repub
lican government This marks an Im
portant step toward governmental reform
and shows the desire of the Chinese cabi
net to employ expert foreign talent.
Other advisers are to be appointed
Mooney Refuses Post
at the White House
WASHINGTON, July 18.-GranvlUe W.
Mooney,- former speaker of the Ohio as
sembly, has declined the post of assistant
secretary to President Taft to succeed
Sherman P. Allen of Vermont, who yes
terday was nominated for assistant sec
retary of the treasury.
' Mr. . Mooney was recommended for the
position by Senator Burton, but declined
because he wished to stay In Ohio. . U
was said today that another Ohio man
might be selected.
Mr. Allen may continue at the White
House until Mr. Taft finds a man to fill
his place. -
REGULARS III DODGE
Republican County Convention Give
Its Unanimous Endorsement to
NO OPPOSITION IS MANIFEST
Gathering is Held Without Effort
-to 'Alter Result
DELEGATES ARE ALL INSTRUCTED
County Gathering Asks Them to
Stand Back of President
ENDORSEMENT TO THE REGULARS
All Candidates Was Are la Sympathy
With and Support National Ticket
. Are Favored la Beaola
. ntlons Adopted.
FREMONT. Neb., July W.-(Speclal
Telegram.) The regulars had no oppo
sition in the Dodge county republican
convention this afternoon. . . The follow,
ing delegates were chosen: I. P. Gage,
J. H. Knowles, S. B. Dunbar, W. P.
Marshall, R. a Schneider, ' Dan ' Swan
son, L. D. Richards, E. W. Montgomery,
C. George Bowlus, Joseph Roberts, T.
H. Fowler, Dr. M. T. Zellers, W, B.
Kaufman, Herman Dlers, B. S. Larson.
The following resolutions were unani
mously adopted: . ..
"The republicans of Dodge county in
convention assembled declare that they
regard with profound satisfaction and
great pride the splendid achievements
of the political organization to ' which
they belong. During the last half cen
tury, under the - wisdom of its states
manship and the guidance of its con
science, the nation has developed in its
material and moral' aspects as has no
other nation in the ' world. '
"Through the administrations of our
great presidents Lincoln, Grant, Mc
Klnley, Roosevelt and Taft great moral
ana economic questions have been met
and solved with consummate skill. In
spired by the reoord .we have .yet full
faith In the party's virility and integrity
as in the nation, so in this state It has
proved its efficiency and its fidelity to
the people; therefore.
"Resolved, by the republican delegates
of Dodge county, in .convention assem
bled, That the delegates elected by this
convention to the republican state con
vention, to be held at Lincoln, Neb, July
80, 1812, ; are hereby Instructed to employ
all honorable means to .accomplish the
election of William Howard Taft as presi
dent of the United States in November. -"Resolved,
That we endorse all candi
dates, congressional, state and. county,.
who are In sympathy1 with and support
the national ticket and platform, and
Invite-support for such national, con
gressional, state and county candidates
fromi every wnrrce. - f;kj';"'
"Resolved, That we deplore and regret
any schism or difference between old
time political friends, . and . looking for
ward to the future,, we express the hope
and the belief that after mature delibera
tion and calm reasoning these differences
will be less apparent than now. '
Six Hurt When Auta
Hits Switch Engine
. WATERLOO, la., July . ,18. Mrs. Roy
Bryant of Cedar Falls, ; la., and Robert
Clapp of Chicago, probably were fatally
Injured and four . others were seriously
Injured when an automobile In which
they were riding collided with a switch
engine here today. .
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Watkins of Water
loo were badly cut by glass from the
wind shield of the car, but will recover.
Roy Bryant' was thrown Several feet and
his back injured, while Lawrence Smith,
driver of the car, was injured about the
head. All were taken to the . hospital.
It Is said the party failed to. see tho
J.B, McNamara is
; in Solitary Cell
SAN QCENTIN, Cal., July 18. After a
week in solitary confinement, J. B. Mc
Namara, one of the convicted dyna
miters of the Los Angeles Times build
ing, stubbornly refused to conform to
prison discipline and Warden Hoyle said
today he would be kept in the dungeon
McNamara was placed In solitary con
finement a Week ago when he refused to
obey an order given by one of the guards
In the Jute mill.-
German Aviator is ;
Crushed by His Car
LEIFSIC, Saxony, July 18. Lieutenant
Preusser, a German military aviator.
was killed here today as he was making
a landing after a flight The machine
turned over twice after It struck the
ground. The airman was caught beneath
the engine. .
YOUNG MAN IS KILLED
IN RUNAWAY ACCIDENT
HASTINGS. Neb., "July lSWSpeclal
Telegram.) Thrown from a wagon tongue
in a runaway, Adolph Stlmpert was
Instantly killed today on the farm of
Frank Ealer, seven miles east of here.
His team became frightened at No. 12
eastbound Burlington passenger train
and ran away. The young man. ran to
the horses heads and seised one of the
animals by the bridle rein. He then
jumped up on the tongue and was carried
for several rods. The team and the
wagon passed, over the body, the wheels
going over the shoulders, causing' a frac
ture of the skull.
Garrison for Fort Thomas.
CINCINNATI, O.. July 18-Three bat
talions of the Ninth United 8tatee in
fantry, who are occuplng Fort Thomas,
across the river from Cincinnati, arrived
at their quarters today. The fort has
not been occupied for the last two years.
The troops came from San Francisco,
where they landed after seeing service
In the insular.' possession. 1
.a.'- it s u . c m- r
FYtwa tha Indianapolis News.
IS HORRIS AJtEPDBUCM
Nebratkan Questions His Own Right
' to Benefit of Party Label.'
PROPOSES A RECALL PRIMARY
Senatorial Nomine Woald in This
; War, Evade Law . Making Ha
, tloaal Convention's Action
Govern Use of Name.
WASHINGTON, July 18.-RepresenU-
tivo Norris of Nebraska, progressive re
publican and a Roosevelt supporter. In a
letter sent today to John L. Kennedy.
chairman, of the Nebraska state repub
lican committee, asks for another sen
atorial primary in ' hlch his republican
ism' Is to be trteo and a new set of in
structions be voted to candidates for
Roosevelt and , Taft electora Ha pro
poses; that electors for both sides stand
by tha result .
' Mr, Norris made ithe proposal In reply
to criticism in his state and published de
mands that he support President Taft
or get off th republican ticket
Believes la the Recall.
'I am a believer in the recaJ!." said
Mr. Norris in his letter. "I am wlUtng
that it should be applied to me, and, if
since my nomination, my course in refus
ing to recognise Mr. Taft as this repub
lican nominee la unsatisfactory to th re
publicans wh&. nominated me, I am net
only wHMng.ut J believe, It Is my duty toJ
"withdraw. !;;,") ';.."." .', ., Y .
'Under no circumstances ean I be in-,
duoed to support a man for oXfioe Whose
Domination jt .onr-Jientiously, believe to
have .been .obtained' by. tha oorrupt and
unlawful- methods . which I believe, were
perpetrated in the so-called renomlnatlon
of President Taft, and if my nomination,
or even . my election, must depend on such
support, then I much prefer to remain In
private ,life.".i i ; ;. j ti ;
' Representative Norris defeated Norris
Brown in the primary.for senator. ,
'Chairman John L: Kennedy of , the re
publican state central committee said this
afternoon that he. had not yet received
the letter said to have been written to
him hy Representative Norris from Wash
ington, in which the latter Is said to be
asking for another senatorial primary In
Nebraska In which his republicanism can
be tested. Mr. Kennedy said as he had
not received the letter he would not be
In position to say anything about the
proposition until he knew exactly what
the letter contained. ,
Senator Norris Brown does not approve
George Norris' suggestion of another re
publican senatorial primary in Nebraska
and should another be held he will not
be a candidate, for he Is entirely through
with politics. . So he declared yesterday
When apprised of the Norris suggestion
to State Chairman John L. Kennedy.
'The republicans have had one primary
in Nebraska." said Senator Brown, "and
have decided who they want for senator.
Mr. Norris has been nominated and Is en
titled to stay on the ticket if he wants
to, so far as I am able to say. -
"I am through and am out of politics.
Under no circumstances would I make an
Will Leave Juarez
1 JUAREZ, Mexico, July li-Activities
of the citizens' vigilance committee, or
ganised to preserve order during the pas
sage of the city from rebel to federal
control, led today to the report that, the
Insurreotos would evacuate Juarea within
The rebels ad ml J that they Intend to
abandon Juarez soon, moving the garri
son of 400 men here to Casas Grander 141
miles southwest, on the Mexican, Nottb
western railroad, but have, made no an
nouncement as to the time for their pro
posed departure. ; The vigilance organ
isation, however, was Vuey today prepar
ing for a change.
Juan M. Medina, who once was mayor
of Juares, is In charge. It Is expected
that when General Huerta, the govern
ment commander-in-chief, arrives in
Juares, he will respect ;he neutrality of
the vigilance body.' i
The National Capital
Tharaday, Jaly 18, 1H.
Convened at 11 a. m.
Democrats were defeated In an attempt
to have wool tariff bill considered and
began a - filibuster against the sundry
civil appropriation bill.
Representative Berger mads a "key
note speech" for the socialist party.
Block Signal is Now
Feature of Inquiry
Into Chicago Wreck
CHICAGO, July la-Mra Julia Wilcox,
operator of the block signal at Western
Springs, was one of the witnesses sum
moned to testify in the coroner's in
quiry at La Grange today into the wreck
on the Burlington road in whloh thirteen
persons were killed last Sunday. It was
expected . that she would be questioned
concerning her reasons for setting the
block signal to stop the Denver pas
senger train and also what other trains
had been stopped by her before the wreck
She has declared that after releasing
the passenger train she set the signal to
stop tha fast mall and that the stop
signal was properly set when the fast
mall ran past the signal tower and Into
the passenger station 800 feet east.
Records of the county court, showing
that Mrs. Wilcox had been an Inmate of
the Dunning Insane asylum and had
been discharged as cured is in the posses
sion of the coroner and snie of the
questioning may hinge on ner fitness to
have charge of a signal tower.
The first witness was Gsorge M. Eno,
engineer of the Denver vain, lu the rear
coaches of which were the passengers
killed when a fast mall train crashed
"Why did you stop at Western
Springs" asked Corohbr Hoffman. .
"The blook signal was set against us,"
replied Eno. "Because of the fog; I (lid
not see the signal untU I was right upon
it" - ' v ' '"' ' ' -
. "I saw a flagman get off the tram and
go back," be continued. "I knew ihe fast
mail was following us. After the crash
came, I stepped down from the cab and
said to my fireman: 'My God, I'm afiald
to go back.' "
Frank Woodworth, flagman . of the
passenger train,, testified he went back
and Placed, two, torpedoes on the track.
He declared that after . the passenger
train stopped In obedience to the signal,
he noticed that a clear signal was dis
played. ' , ; , ,
A number of questions from the coroner
were necessary to bring out the state
ment - from the flagman that a danger
signal was again displayed before the
fast mall reached the signal tower.
Condition of Hugo
Hugo Brandeis of the firm of J. L,
Brandeis & Sons, who is lying seriously
111 in Wise Memorial hospital following
an operation for an obstruction to the
bowels, was reported to have put in a
good rest and sleep last night and this
morning bis condition Is much Improved
over that of yesterday, when he was in
a dangerous condition.
Mrs. Arthur Brandeis was reached by
telephone yesterday morning at Colorado
Springs and, with her daughter, Leola,
Immediately started for Omaha, arriv
ing here this morning. ' Her son, Ervlne
Brandeis, had started on a trip up Pike's
Peak , and. could not be reached in time
to return with his mother, but will come
a day later.
Receiver of Illinois
Discharged by Court
CHICAGO, July 1T.-Tne property of the
Interstate Independent Telephone and
Telegraph company, which operates lines
in Illinois, was ordered out of receiver's
hands today by United States Circuit
Judge Kohlsaat and returned to the con
trol of the corporation.
This la regarded as virtually recognition
ef the company. J. P.- Marshall of
Toledo, who is said to represent much
Ohio capital, is the president of the com
pany, which . will now operate the Unas
of the corporation.
The corporation has lines from Chicago
to Springfield and Peoria, maintaining
some 18,000 telephones. The main offloes
are in Aurora, III. ,
Last Cuban Rebel
Leader is Killed
SANTIAGO, July li.-Oeneral Pedro
Ivonet, the negro rebel leader. for Whom
the government troops have been dili
gently searching since the battle three
weeks ago at Vega l.'allaco, was sur
rounded and killed this morning at
Nueva Esoocia, near Caney, by troops
under Lieutenant Ortis. General Ivonet's
body will be brought to Santiago tonight.
BODY OF SWARTZ IS FOUND
Slayer of Little Girl Commits Sui
cide in Tenement House.
CORPSE IS FULLY IDENTIFIED
He Leaves Jfota in Which He Ad
mits Crime and Says He . Was
Insane Dies by Inhal
NEW TORK, July UThe botfy of
Nathan Swarts. whose father informed
the polios that his son was the slayer
of 14-year-old Julia Connors, was found
early today on the fourth floor ' of a
tenement house on Christie street Swarts
had committed suicide by Inhaling gas.
The body was idenUfled ; by Detective
Joseph Brennan. , ;
Bwarts had hired the room eight days
ago under the name of Max Hlrskowits,
from (Max Kaplan. Early today Kaplan
smelted gas. On' investigating he found
Swarts In bed with; the end of a gas
tube that ran from the middle of the
celling tied to, his mouth. Examination
by a physician, showed the man was
Leaves Note on Newspaper,
Written In lead pencil on his collar
were the words: '"I am guilty and In
sane." , , - . .". ... if
: There were several pieces of newspaper
lying around, and on one of these was
written the sentence; . k..
T was' sorry the minute after I did' It
So don't cry for me." '' ''i'..' (. '
A letter was found addressed to Swarts
mother,, la which ha confessed his guilt
and telling her not, to cry her eyes out.
Later. Philip Swarts, a brother of ; tha
slayer of the Connor girl, identified the
man as his brother. .
Only a few days ago Swarts' father In
formed the police that his son had told
him that be had killed the Connors girl,
to which the father responded that there
was nothing left but for the son to com
mit suicide. .,'.' . ,,-....
First Identification Wrong.
'. The belief, that the body of. a, men
found floating in the Hudson river on
Monday and taken to a morgue In Ho
boken was that of Nathan Swarts. the
youth accused of .murdering. 14-year-old
Julia Connors in the Bronx last week, Is
unfounded. Henry Alexander, brother-in-law
of young Swarts, first identified the
body as that of the youth accused of
the Connors crime, . but , after a second
inspection of the body, declared positively
that It was not his brother-in-law.
While the resemblance was remarkable,
be said there were differences, chiefly In
the teeth, which convinced him that he
was mistaken in his first identification,
Omaha Grain Dealers
File Charges Against
the Burlington Lines
WASHINGTON, July 18.-That Omaha
and. South Omaha and Council Bluffs,
la., were being discriminated against by
the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy and
the Great Northern railways as a grain
center was the charge made today be
fore the Interstate Commeroe commis
sion by the Omaha Grain exchange. "
Demand Is made for a through rate on
wheat not to exceed SO cents a hundred
pounds to that market from points In
Montana; and through routes from the
same points to Chicago, with transit
privileges at Omaha, at rates of 37Vs cents
on coarse grain and 28 cents on wheat t
Refusal of the carriers to establish
through routes, with mllling-ln-transit
privileges, at Omaha, results, it Is al
leged, In unjust discrimination against
that city. . ,
Postoff ice Robber:
Killed by Officers
' MONTGOMERY. Ala.' July ' 18.-Iu' a
battle' at Alexander City this afternoon,
between a posse and a gang of men who
are believed to have robbed the Auburn
poetoftlce recently, one of the robbers
was killed. The information was received
bre by Postoff Ice Inspector Brannon.
It is believed the men were Involved in
the robbery of the Queen and Crescent
train in Mississippi recently.
BILL TO MODIFY PATENT
LAWS REPORTED TO HOUSE
'WASHINGTON. July li-Drastle
changes in the patent laws to meet the
supreme court's "patent monopoly de
cisions are proposed in a biU reported to
day to the house. It will be pressed for
action before adjournment.
The general recodification of the pat
ent laws, recommended by Commissioner
Moore, will not be attempted until the
DENY BOMB SENT
BY MAIL TO TAFT
So try Current in Washington that
Allen Extinguished Sputter
PACKAGE RECEIVED AT OFFICE
Customary Not to Admit Any Attack
DYNAMITE IN THE MACHINE
Executive's Mile Always Examined
CALLS IT A COMPLETE HOAX
Report Circulated that Secretary
Had His Hand Badly Baraed la.
Opening- Infernal Machine- .
' Beat to Execntlve.
WASHINGTON, July W.-A drcumatsa
tlal story of an attempt on the life of
President Taft Is being denied vigorously
earlr today by White House officials and
Chief Wllkle of the secret service.
It was said that a bomb, wrapped In
a package, was received late yesterday
at the executive office and placed upon
the desk of Sherman Allen, one of the
White House assistant secretaries, who
has Just been appointed assistant secre
tary of the treasury. The package was,
of course, intended for, the president
but packages and letters never reach him
without first passing through the hands .
of a secretary and Mr.' Alien opened It
The report was that as Mr. Allen un
wrapped the package, he discovered an
infernal' machine, said to 'have been
charged with dynamite,' ' and with fuse
sputtering, which he quickly extinguished
with his hands.
Mr. Allen emphatically denies the story,
as do an the other White House orqeisfis.
Chief Wllkle of the secret service, who
Is charged with guarding the Ufa of tha
president also denies It lit has alwaye
been the practice of the secret service and
White House officials to deny publicity
to any incident which savors of an at
tempt of violence upon the president
Though the story, as published, is very
circumstantial, it Is pronounced wholly
unfounded.- .s, ;v ? r t ;
i Allen Denoancs Story.
When Secretary Allen reached hla
desk at the White House this morning
he denounced as absolutely untrue the
published story of his having opened alt
infernal machine intended for the presi
dent - . "... . - ' :-- ' 1 , '"
."The thing Is a complete hoax. be
said. 'There Is not a word of truth in
It I have not a burn on my hand from
'extinguishing the fuse.'. - . - - f
Mr. Alien held out two perfectly un
damaged members to- prove his state
ment. The published story declared he ,
had been burned putting' out tha fuse. -
. "Moreover," continued J4r.. Allen, I
do not open the maj. JThe whet thing is
suoh an absitrdiiwViJTBjrr
Intend to issue a statement denylhg it I
am disgusted. That's all I can say.!' -
.To. personal .friends Mr. Allen gave his '' '
word, that he had opened no bomb and
knew of ; none being , received - at , tha
White House. , , . ::y.
Other. officials backed up his denial..
Nine Are Drowned
; : . by a Cloudburst
t JACOBS CREEK. ' Pa, "July5 li-Nlne
persons were drowned In a cloud burst
in Barren Run, near here, early today.
The dead are Mrs. John Raymond, her
six children; her brother, Mike Rovlnsky
and her mother. ', ; '
. During the storm Raymond went from '
his house to the barn, located In a ra
vine near Barren Run. He did , not . re
turn and . after . waiting two hours, the
wife,, her children and the other mem
bers . of the family became frightened
and went in search of hlra. v As ; they
reached the ravine, a 'wall of water,
swept down and carried them' away.
. Raymond was safe in the barn and es
caped. The body -of the brother has
been recovered and search is being made
for. the othera, -.
This afternoon the bodies of four of the
Raymond children were found a mile and
ix half down the stream, from where the
home had stood.- The house, i too, , was ,
washed, down stream and. crumbled Into .
debris -against a clump of timber.
Searchers still patrol the banks of tho
stream seeking the bodies of the other '
victims, : , ,
Bank Cashier. Short v; ,
GENEVA, Ind.,. July lS.-WiHlara B. .
Hale,' assistant -cashier, of the Bank of ,
Geneva, who hanged, himself last Mon.
day, i was $14,600 short ; in . his , accounts,
state, bank . examiners announced today.
The stockholders agreed to an immediate '
assessment, to cover the, deficit The
bank's, capital, was 150,000. Hale, as as
sistant cashier for sixteen' years, . drew
a salary of $66 per month. ,He owned' an
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