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ROBERTS IS GIYEN
'' SIX YEARS IN PEN
Mayor of Tern Haute Convicted of
Election Frtudi Alio Sentenced
to Pay Fine of $2,000.
JUDGE AND SHERIFF FIVE YEARS
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. April 12.
Mayor Donn M. Roberts, one of the
twenty-seven men convicted by a
Jury in federal court for participa
tion In the conspiracy to defraud tbe
government in the election in Terre
Haute on November 3, 1914, was
sentenced by Judge Anderson today
to alx years in Leavenworth prison
and to pay a fine of $2,000.. In all
116 men, eighty-nine of whom had
pleaded guilty, were to be sentenced.
Redman tiete Five Years and Flae.
; Eli H. Redman, fleeted Judge of the
circuit court of Vigo county by ten votes,
snd Sheriff Dennis Shea were sentenced
to five years In the penitentiary and fined
11 .WO each.
Harry 8. Montgomery-, president of the
Board of Public Works; Thomas C. Smith,
city Judge; George Erenhardt, member
or the Board of Public Works, and Ed
rrard R. Diiscoll, secretary of the Vigo
county democratic committee, were sen
tenced to three years, each in the pent
entlary and fined $K&
Two Years' Class.
Lewis Nunley, assistant city engineer;
Elmer E. Taibott, former city comp
troller; Hilton Redman, son of Ell E.
Redman; John E. Green, proprietor of
a second-hand store, and William R.
Crockett, employe, at the city cemetery,
wore each sentenced to two years in
prison and fined flOn,
.SECOND RAIDER IS
CHASED INTO PORT
(Continued from Psge One.)
tenant Captain Paul Thlerfelder, formerly
navigating officer of the German cruiser
Karlshure, In a statement tonight.
When it dropped anchor the Kronprlns
Wllhelm had less than twenty-five tons
of coal and scanty provisions for the
crew of 600 men and sixty-one prisoners
from British merchant ships sunk in the
Fourteen Ships Hank.
Of the fourteen ships that the 15,000-ton
cruiser sank, nine were British, four
French and one Norwegian. The value
of then Ships and their cargoes, officers
or the Wllhelm estimated at 17,000,000.
Met by I". ft. Submarine.
When the Kronprlns Wllhelm arrived
off Thimble shoals, after passing the
Virginia capes, early today, two United
States submarines, the G-l and D-2, met
It. The appearance of the submarines
caused considerable surprise among the
crew, but there was no demonstration
as the UUla vessel convoyed the Ger
man raider to quarantine, where Ir.
MacCaf forty. United States quarantine
officer, boarded it
Commander Thlerfelder reported sixty
six of the crew and prisoners were ill
with Deri berl, and requested that they
lie taken to a hospital.
The Kronprlns Wllhelm followed In the
wake of the interned Prlns Eltel Frleder
ich, which arrived here a month ago yes
terday after thrilling and effective opera
tions for the German arms.
In its raid of the seas since it slipped
out of New Tork harbor August S last as
a German merchant and passenger
steamer, the Kronprlns Wllhelm never
touched land and took 960 prisoners from
various vessels destroyed. '
Most of thcae were sent to South Amer
ican ports at different times on German
ships which met the raider In response to
The second of the raiders brought as
' thrilling a story as did the Eltcl Feeder
ii'h. Its record of destruction, however,
was accomplished with only four guns,
two taken from the German cruiser
Karlsruhe and two captured later . from
the British merohant steamer La Cor
rentlna, sunk October 1, 1014.
Freak Food Takea Aboard.
One hundred and fifty tons of coal,
fifty tons of fresh water and three days
supply of fresh meats, fruits and vege
tables were loaded on barges during the
night and were alongside the cruiser at
ymnrlse. These provisions were allotted
-the raider by Collector or Cuctoma Hamll
. (ton after conference -with the Washing
Early today United States naval patrol
of the James river was begun in the vi
cinity of the Wllhelm' anchorage. The
naval tug Patuxent took a position along
side the German raider, while torpedo
floats and submarines anchored in posi
tions leading to Hampton Roads.
The provisions taken on by the cruiser
were for use in this port only. They con
sisted of vegetables and fresh meats, the
lack of which was responsible for the
epidemic of berl-beri. I
Daniels Orders Survey.
WASHINGTON, April 13. Without
awaiting formal application from Captain
Thlerfelder of the Kron Prlns Wllhelm
for a board of naval officers to survey
Ms vessel and determine the repairs
necessary and the amount of coal and
provisions to which it is entitled.
Secretary Daniels has Instructed Admiral
Fletcher at Hampton Reads to foil, w the
precedent established In the case of the
Prius Eltel Friedrich, Just interned at
If the captain asks for repairs, the ex
tent of the overhauling as well as the
time required will be kept a strict secret
by government officials.
On State Schedule
HASTINGS. Neb.. April 12. (Special
Telegram.) President lMlea announced
today thst the preparation of the State
league schedule is progressing rapidly
and the schedule will be ready for sub
mission to the dub managers within a
few days- The opening gsmes will be
played at Norfolk, Columbus; Grand
Island and Kearney. It Is planned to
have each visiting club open at home
after the first two games.
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In Battle at Celaya
LAREtHl, Tex., April IS.-Villa for.-rS
have been detested with a nous of 3,000
killed and wounded in the battle at
Celaya. according to meager reports
reaching here from Meslco today. The
reports which came from Carrnnxa
sources said the battle had been con
cluded with the retreat northward ol the
WASHINGTON. April 12. -General Villa
telegraphed his agency here tonight that
he had sent a communication through
foreign consuls to General Ohrrgon Invit
ing him to come Into the open country
north of Celaya to fight, or else permit
the noncombatants of that city to with
draw before he begins the bombardment.
Explosion at Kansas City Causes
Loss Estimated at Seventy-Five
TWO MEN SEVERELY INJURED
KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 12.
An explosion believed by tbe police
to have been caused by a bomb,
wrecked the seven-story cooling
building of the Cudahy Packing com
pany's plant here tonight, causing
a loss estimated at $76,000. Two
men employed in the building at the
time were injured.
Investigation, however, developed
no trace of an explosive. Company
officials asserted there was no gas In
the building and that the cooling
pipes contained no ammonia or other
materials that might explode.
More than 200 men are employed
in the building on week days, but
today only two were at work. Both
were burned dangerously.
James Hale, superintendent of the
plant, denied stories circulated in the
packing district tnat the Cudahy com
pany had been shipping much meat to the
European allies. He connected the ex
plosion with two fires that have dam
aged the plant In the last three months,
both believed to have been of Incendiary
Strife After Score
Years of Happiness -Serious
After twenty years of happy married
life, during which time they brought six
children into the world, Andrew
Lahouchet and his wife, 1219 Second
street, developed domestic strife yester
day that would have eneed fatally for
both had It not been fo neighbors and
Lahouchet, after writing a farewell
note. Jumped Into the river at the foot
of Poppleton avenue, and was drowning
when John Koler, John tlonel, Herman
Brlcharek and Mrs. A. Palupa rescued
It took Police Surgeon J. A. Tamlsiea
nearly an hour to revive itlm with the
aid of a pulmotor.
While her husband was in care of the
doctor, Mrs. Lahouchet In a fit of
hysteria, siesed a knife and after fright
ening her children and several children
of the neighborhood away from her,
started to cut her threat. Policemen
Dudle and Allen closed with her and
after a hard tussle, during which both
officers were painfully cut, the knife was
taken from her.
She was arrested nd Is nowin the
care of Matron Ellen Gibbons.
Cosghs and Colds Daairerons.
Don't wait, take Dr. King's New Dis
covery now. It will help your cough and
soothe the lungs. 50c. All druggists.
More Piute Indians
Are Given Freedom
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. April 11.
Chiefs Polk, Posey and Posey's son, three
of the Piute Indians brought here by
General Scott, have been released from
the county Jail, after having signed
agreements to obey the law and surren
der Indians guilty of crimes in the fu
ture. The Indians were released on in
structions from Washington to discharge
them if they would agree to be peaceful.
They, with the five Indians released a
few days ago, will leave tomorrow for
the Ute mountain reservation, accom
panied by Indian Agent J. IS. Jenkins.
Tse-Ne-Gat, the Piute over whom the
recent trouble arose, is awaiting trial at
Rent room quick with a Bee Want Ad
ft Hint for
In a little book designed for expectant
mothers more complete instruction Is
given In the use of "Mother's Friend."
This Is an external embrocation applied
to the abdominal muscles for the purpose
of reducing the strain on ligaments, cords
In thus bringing relief and avoiding
pain great good is accomplished. It
serves to ease the mind. Indirectly has a
most beneficial effect upon the nervous
system and thousands of women have
delightedly told bow they were free of
nausea, bad no morning sickness and
went through the ordeal with moat re
markable suooess. "Mother's Friend" has
been growing la popular favor -for more
than forty years. In almost every com
munity are grandmothers who used It
themselves, their daughters have used It
and they certainly must know what a
blessing It Is when they recommend It
so warmly. Strictly aa eiternal application
it has no other effect than to ease the
muscles, cords, tendons and ligaments
Involved hence Is perfectly safe to use by
all women. It Is used very successfully
to prevent caking of breasts.
"Mother's Friend" Is prepared la the
laboratory of Bradfleld Regulator Co..
oa LaaiM ldg., Atlanta, Ca.
W.U. CHIEF SAYS
Carlton Says He Believes in Unions,
Though He Would Not See Opera
TELEGRAPHERS' CHIEF TALKS
CHICAGO. April 1 2. President
Newcomb Carlton of the Western
Colon Telegraph company and S. J.
Konenkamp, president of the Com
mercial Telegraphers' I'nion of
America, testified from their re
spective viewpoints before the I'nited
States Commission on Industrial Re
lations today to the wages and work
ing conditions of the commercial
Mr. Carlton caused a mild sensa
tion when replying to a question
from Frank P. Walsh, chairman of
the commission, as to whether tel
egraphers were adequately compen
sated, said :
"I believe that the telegraphers
"Overpaid!" exclaimed Mr. Walsh.
Khoalrf Make More.
"No, underpaid. I think they ought to
mtke more money than they do. So far
a I can ascertain wages have Increased
at least 30 per cent In the last ten years.
Ten years ago a Morse telegrapher re
ceived SIR; It Is now $23. It was $13 50 for
women, and now It Is IK My own view
is that a first-class telegrapher should be
able to earn at least IS a day of nlnn
hours. Some of our employes under the
so-called premium plan are making close
The witness stated that his company
has one of the best pension and relief
organizations in the country and it costs
the men nothing. Half a million dollars
was expended on It last year," he said.
"I do not mention this as a substitute
for pay; nothing can take the place of
that. It Is merely our contribution to so
ciety, and it Is good business," said Mr.
The witnesses' opposition to the organ
iration. headed by Mr. Konenkamp, who
followed him on the stand, was madn
plain In various utterances. He admitted
the principle of collective bargaining and
that a "responsible organization" of
Western ITnlon telegraphers coul.l be
dealt with. The men should have some
organization to protect their Interests, he
stated with emphasis.
Right to Proteetlon.
"We are subject to the control of tho
Interstate Commerce commission," he
said. "They absolutely fix not only our
practices, but our rates. I believe, there
fore, that the commission should he given
sufficient power to see that fair wages
are paid and that fair working conditions
are provided. I thing the corporation,
the public and the employes are entitled
to the protection of some federal commis
sion." The policy of the Western Union, the
witness stated, is formed by the execu
tive committee. Jacob Scahf, a member
of that committee, wgs quoted by Chair
man Walsh as having said that no self
respecting employer would refuse to deal
Meat Cause of
Take a glass of Halts If your Rack
hurts or Bladder bothers
Meat forms uric arid.
If you must have your meat every day,
eat it, but flush your kidneys with salts
occasionally, says a noted authority who
tells us that meat forma urlo acid which
almost paralyses the kidneys in their ef
forts to expel It from the blood. They
become sluggish and weaken, then you
suffer with a dull misery in the kidney
region, sharp pains In the back or sick
headache, dizziness, your stomach sours,
tongue Is coated and when the weather
Is bad you have rheumatic twinges. The
urine gets cloudy, full of sediment, the
channels often get sore and irritated,
obliging you to seek relief two or three
times during the night
To neutralise these irritating acids, to
cleanse the kidneys and flush off the
body's urinous waste get four ounces of
Jad Salts from any pharmacy here;
take a tublespoonful in a glass of water
before breakfast for a few days and your
kidneys will then act fine. This famous
salts Is mado from the acid of grapes and
lemon Juice, combined with llthla, and
has been used for generations to flush
and stimulate sluggish kidneys, also to
neutralize the acids In urine, so it no
longer Irritates, thus ending bladder
Jad Halts is inexpensive; cannot In
jure, and makes a delightful effervescent
llthia-water drink. Advertisement.
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If you want to keep your hair in good
condition, the less soap you use the
Most soaps and prepared shampoos
contain too much alkali. This dries
the scalp, makes the lialr brittle, snd
Is very harmful. Just plain mulslfled
coooanut oil (which Is pure and entire
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soap or anything else you can use for
shampooing, as this can't possibly in
jure the hair.
Simply moisten your hair with water
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iartl le of dut. dirt, dandruff and ex
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at most any drug store. It Is very
cheap, and a few ounces Is enough to
last everyone in the family for
Our Magazine Page
will interest every
woman who likes good
heart-to-heart talks with
other STinpathttle wemtn
Ith the representatives of union lalor.
"Is that your lplnlnn?" a-ked Mr. Walsh
"I believe In the organization of labor."
"And In dlle -tlve bargaining?"
"If collective bargaining Is where the
organisation with whom you are dealing
la a responsible one yes." ,
Mr. W alsh i r"saed for an answer to
the broador question of dealing with or
g,inlnl labor, and the witness rsplled.
"It would be hypocritical for me to say
that that Is my view, when 1 have re
fused to s e certain representatives of
certain so-called unions."
"Was the Commercial Telegraphers'
union one f those you refused to deal
with?" asked the chairman.
Wouldn't' See Them.
"1 don't know that 1 specifically refused
to deal with thm, hut I would spe
cifically refuse to deal with them If they
applied to me," answered Mr. Carlton.
The witness a-ld that In the five years
he has iwen with the company there has
been no union of telegraphers which he
considered quail fled to represent them.
His polii-y with the men. he said, was to
allow an open door to him for the appeal
of all grievances. He thought that he
had acted fnvorai ly on about 60 per cent
of apiiliratlona for reinstatement. Telog
raphera have been dismissed for activity
In union affairs, he admitted.
"Our opposition to the union Is well un
derstood. " said he. He said that special
agents were, tmployed to keep the com
pany Informed, hut denied that the
"spotters," as Mr. K'nenkampf designated
them, were permitted to use questionable
tactics in obtaining Information. He had
Utile personal knowledge of how they
work, he said. Mr. Walah mentioned In
stances whero It hsd been alleged that
larceny was resorted to by the special
r.gents In obtaining correspondence and
names 1m lonulnK to tho union.
"I want to have It understood that we
will fight. I have no hesitation In let
ting It be known the methods snd means
by which we will rfight. but there are
some things that we won't do, not If I
know It." answered Mr. Carlton.
Asked A boat Remedy.
Chairman Walsh asked him If he had
any remedy for Industrial unrest to sug
gest. "I do not think there to any panacea
in the way of legislation. I think edu
cation is the only thing that Is going to
do that, and I sneak only for my own
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tiade when t speak of a federal commis
sion fixing wages and working conditions.
Something should be done absolutely to
prevent the shutting down of telegraphic
communication by strikes. I do not sug
gest the commission for all trades."
Mr. Konenkamp In his testimony re
ferred to some of the methods of the
Western t'nlon as "criminal" and the
condition of the operators as "slavery."
He estimated that the number of com
mercial telegraphers employed by the
Western Union and the Postal Tole
g?raph company at 20,000. Ills union, he
an Id. has agreements with the Csnadlan
Pacific, the International News service
anad the United Press. These, he said,
recognize the principle of collective bar
gaining and adjustment of grievances.
He declared that wages were lower now
than they were forty years ago. This
was In reply to a statement by Mr. Carl
ton that an operator who did as much
work now aa they did forty years ago
would earn about I:XX) a month.
Hoars f Work.
Mr. Konenkamp said that In the larger
of floes the men worked nine hours, and
women, by a recent order, only eight.
The tendency, he saM, was to lengthen
the hours. The premium system of earn
had been scaled down. At first 1 cent a
message was paid on measAges over 300,
which was the standard figure of a day's
work. I-ater the standard was Increased
to J messages, and only eight-tenths
of a cent paid for more than that. He
admitted that the typewriters, copper
wires and other Improvements hsd made
greater speed possible.
The constant opposition of the West
ern tnlon to unions Is no surprise to us,"
said Mr. Knoenkamp. "The company has
been consistent In that for fifty years,
and for thirty years the possession f a
union card has been the signal for dis
missal. They have employed criminal
methods; or at least have turned their
heads away when criminal methods were
The witness said thst his remedy was
government protection, the right of the
men to organize and to bargain collec
tively. He added that If the union suf
fered because of the personality of Its
leaders he would pledge that within
ninety days after the Western tTnlon had
recognised the union they would all re
sign. Official of the Postal Telegraph
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and Cable company sre expected to he
among the witnesses toirorrow.
MANAGER OF HASTINGS
BALL CLUB IS MARRIED
HAPTINCSS, Neb., April U.-fSpediU
Telegram ) anager Leonard Pennett of
the Hastings State league tam and Mlsa
argarrt Hellman were married by Rev.
Father McDonald this evening. They will
spend their honeymoon In Omaha and
DEAD AT UNI0NT0WN
SHF.NANPOAH. la.. April 12 (Special
Telegram.) Jonathan Wax. IKt years
old, a prominent Iowa centenarian, died
this morning at t'nlontown, Kan. The
body will be brought here for burial.
Ills death had been expected two weeks.
Jess Baekles Released.
CHIOAOO, April li. President Charles
Thomss of the "hlcago Nationals today
announced that Pitcher Jess Hwkles, who
wos obtained hy draft from Medicine lint
lest year, has been released to th Mem
phis club of the Southern league The
release Is under th optional agreement.
WASHINUTON. April U-(f"pecla1 Tel
egram.) South Dakota postmasters ap
pointed Ashton. J'lok county. Mrs. Ag
nes Hlgglns, vice Ueorge v . Howker;
Crocker, Clark county. John W. Hasmus
scn. vice H. Rasmusscn; Farmer. Han
son county, Mlsa Florence Meek, vice .
J. Murray: Sn.ithwli-k. Fall Ktver county,
Arthur Schreckenghaust. vice Herman
Huasong, removed; Wlnfred. lke
county, Mrs. Beatrice H. Dobson, vice J.
W. Charin. , .
South Dakota postmasters reappointed :
Dixon. Uregory county, Ralph '. Over
ton; Hayes, Stanley county. William A.
Hopkins; Hayti. Hamlin county. Josh
Trumm; Haul. Hamlin county, Nellie 1'.
Ralph: Kyle, Washington county, Wesley
K. Kleffe; Lestervllle, Tsnkton county.
Mrs I .aura Larson: Meckllng. Clay
county, Lincoln L. Fves; Millhoro. TriiH
county. Rohert A. KUIott; Newark. Mar
shall county, Joseph K. Mitchell: Ravina.
Charles Mix county, John H. Peuschle;
Re Heights, Hand county. Mrs. Ilortense
F. Lcyson; neca, Foulk county. Mrs.
Etta D. Hell wig; Wallace, Codington
county. Christian Mmrkrud; Wheeler,
Charles Mix county, John F. 'Nichols.
Nebraska pensions granted: Itert Tur
ner, Fremont, $. on the recommenda
tion of senator Hitchcock.
IT. Hcoie has been appointed a pension
surgeon'nt Knlln City.
AdMier of Administration Are
Anxious that Executive Outline
Hit Program Soon.
WILL MAKE EAMY TRIP WEST
WASHrNOTON, April 12. -President
Wilson Is planning to make his delayed
trip to the San Francisco exposition ss
soon as foreign sffalrs permit. His sd
vlsers, It became known tonight, are very
anxious to have him make a number cf
speeches in different parts of the coun
try before tho opening of the next ses
sion of congress,
Just when the trip will be made Is still
uncertain. Secretary Ennlrls wants th
president to go through the Panama cans',
with him In July, but there has been no
decision on this point and the western
journey ta expected to be made later.
Friends of th president say the contem
plated trip cannot be called a "campaign
tour." and they are preventing as far ss
possible the formation of "Wilson clubs,"
to avoid even the appearance of starting
Although the political advisers of Mr.
Wilson say privately that they have no
doubt but he will he renominated. It was
Indicated tonight thst there would be no
formal launching of his candidacy, as
such a step might embsrrass him St
carrying out the policies of his adminis
tration. On the western trip the president Is ex
pected to explain the executive progrsm
he will lay before the next session of
congress. Including conservation bills, the
Philippine bill, the Columbian and Nl'-a-raguan
treaties, budget reform and prob
ably senate cloture.
Rent room quick with a Uco Want Ad.
Krala Complaints Filed.
WASHINGTON. April II. (Special Tel
egram.) Mernam & Millard company.
Omaha, and the AlfMlfa Milling company
of Omaha hav filed suit aKnlnxt the Chi
cago at Alton Railroad conipanv et at., be
cause of the unjust and unreasonable
rates on grain rhlppod to Missouri points.
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