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THE ROCK ISIAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. APRir 5, 1910.
VOTING IS LIGHT;
Unfavorable Weather Condition
Taken as Helpful to
i the Wet Side.
IS AN OMINOUS SILENCE
Average Voter Slow to Express Him
self on Prohibition Question
Argus to Receive Returns.
Election prophets admit they are
stumped as they never have been before
In a local campaign. There is an omi
nous silence, the result of reluctance
by the average voter to put himself
on record verbally, as he did willingly
two years ago, on the prohibition ques
tion.and therefore there may be some
surprises when the ballots are counted
at the close of the polling places this
The total vote will fall considerably
short of expectations, owing to the
unfavorable weather conditions. It is
' believed that the wets will be the
gainers. The vote of the morning was
light in all sections of the city. Both
the wets and drys had their workers
at the polls. The Local Option league
has a standing reward for the detec
tion of Illegal voting. Members
of the Local Option " league claim
to have discovered irregularities in the
central wards, and they are attempt
ing to confirm these through chal
lenges at the polls. .
Then And Wow.
Two years ago, when the prohibition
Issue was first put to the voters of this
city for settlement, there was a posi
tive alignment. The liquor Interests
and the element that took the position
that the saloon could be regulated,
and that the dty was not yet prepared
to terminate the existence of an Insti
tution that had been a factor in the
business community slnoe the incor
poration of the municipality, stood to
gether, and it was not difficult to esti
mate the outcome on election day.
There were voluntary promises on the
part of the liquor interests of improve
ment and regulation after the election.
It is not necessary to discuss here how
far those promises have been kept.
Now the question that has been
troubling the liquor interests is as to
where their tolerent friends of two
years ago stand today. They are free
to confess that hundreds of them have
failed to answer and how they feel now
will not be known until after the count
of the vote this afternoon.
Want Reduced Majority.
There are hundreds of men of liberal
views in the city who would vote with
the prohibitionists today if they were
confident that their ballot would re
duce the majority in favor of the con
tinuance of the saloon to such a nar
row margin that no doubt would be
left in the mind of the liquor element
that Its loose and defiant conduct of
the saloon business was resented by
the people generally of the city. These
men, however, still cling to the theory
that regulation is at least worthy of a
trial, and their fear that their votes
might swing the pendulum on the oth
er side of the line is prompting many
not to take any chances.
However, if the manifest quiet of the
average voter means anything, it indi
cates his impatience with the local sa
loon Interests. He 13 disposed to give
the . saloon, accepting it as a part of
the business of the city, another chance
to regain favor with the public.
If the majority against prohibition
is materially reduced In Rock Island
from what it was two years ago, It
ought to be viewed by the liquor inter
ests as the handwriting on the wall.
The weather conditions are favora
ble to the anti-prdhibitlonists, this not
in the light of a joke, but because of
the organization , which will get the
vote out regardless of ordinary obsta
cles. The local option people claim
that while their work is being done
quietly it will count.
The polls opened at 7 this morning
and closed at 5 this afternoon. Re
turns will be received at The Argus
office, as is its custom, and all desiring
Information bearing on the election
The only lugKIau
Baiting Powder told at
a moderate price.
for every figure.
will be accommodated by communica
ting with the office over either phone,
DOGS IN FIGHT: ONE
DIES; WOMAN FAINTS
Big Bull Attacks Diminutive Scotch
Terrier and letter Is Torn
The sidewalk in front .of the Fam-
-tre was the scene of a vicious
dog fight this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
A large black and white bull dog
Jumped onto a small Scotch terrier
about one-fourth its size and chewed
it up so badly that it had to he shot
to be relieved of its sufferings. The
bull dog escaped before it could be
sent to the "happy hunting grounds"
by an officer. The Scotch terrier be
longed to a woman who was passing
the theatre. Another woman was
on her way to the afternoon perform
ance at the theatre and when she
saw the sight she fainted. She was
taken Into the theatre and was re
Mrs. J. R, Kimball returned today
from Mexico City.
Dr. E. Bradford Is expected home
tomorrow from Wayne, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Stafford have re
turned after a brief visit in Chicago.
George L. Bowman of Kingfisher,
Okla., is registered at the New Har
per. Gus Tegeler and E. H. Guyer ar
rived home this morning from Mexico
I E. West left this afternoon over
the Rock; Island for a short visit at
Carl Seward has returned after an
absence of two months visiting points
in the south.
Clarence S. Kirkland arrived home
last night after a visit of six weeks
in the south.
Mrs. Gustav Voelckers and daugh
ter, Minnie, left this afternoon over
the Rock Island for an -extended visit
at Colorado Springs.
Frank Marquis of Bloomington ar
rived here today and is stopping at
the home of his brother, Dr. W. S.
Marquis. He was summoned by the
serious illness of his mother, Mrs.
Francis J. Wivill.
At his residence, 1301 Fir3t avenue,
at 4:15 yesterday afternoon occurred
the death of Francis J. Wivill, who
had lived in Rock Island 23 years. For
upwards of a year Mr. Wivill had been
ailing of kidney and liver trouble. He
was born in Piney Creek, Carroll
county, Maryland, Oct . 5, 1839. Mr.
Wivill was a carpenter by trade and
followed that line of work continuously
since locating in Rock Island. The
survivors are his wife and five chil
dren: Francis C. and Edmund Wi'lll,
Burlington, Iowa; Joseph Wivill, F,ock
Island, and Mrs. Gertrude Rohlf, dav
enport, and Mrs. Katherine Worrell,
St. Louis. He leaves also his . brother,
H. C. Wivill of this city, and a sister,
Mrs. Mary Agnes Null of Maryland.
Funeral services will be conducted
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at St.
Joseph's church, and interment will be-
in Calvary cemetery.
The funeral of Joseph Dunlap was
held yesterday with services at the
home two miles southwest of Anda
lusia at 10 a. m.. Rev. Marlon Hum
phreys of this city officiating Inter
ment was made in the Edgingtcn cera
te ry. Mr Dmilar wis one of the old
est native born residents of the com
ty. He was a son of the late Adoiph
Dunlap, one of the earliest settlers
in this vicinity. The survivors of his
immediate family are the wife, who
is seriously ill, and 10 children; Mrs.
Sarah Kennedy of Moline; Frank and
Gilmore of Rock Island'; Adoiph, Er
nest and Mrs. Lucy McAffee of Anda
lusia and Minnie, Fred, Merle and
Lily, at home. There are also living
six brothers and sisters, Sophia Forgy
of Gravette, Ark.; Peter of Woodston,
Kan.; Sarah, Rebecca and Benjamin
of South Rock Island, and Adoiph of
Mr. Dunlap wasa member of the
Andalusia camp of the Modern Wood
men. RIVER RIPLETS
Captain E. W. "Wisherd, who spent
Friday of last week in Rock Island,
expects to open up the local office o
the Acme Packet company at the ware
house at the foot of Nineteenth street
this week. The schedule for the two
excursion steamers, J. S. and W. W.,
is being arranged and within a few
weeks the steamers will be put into
service in the local waters. Captain
Wisherd has spent the winter season
at Quincy. Captain Joe Streckfus, who
was master of the W. W. last "season
and of the J. S. during the winter
months at New Orleans, Is at present
engaged in placing the W. W. in ship
shape order for the coming season.
He expects to bring the boat out in
FARMERS TALK OF PAVING
Muscatine's Movement for Good
Roads Bears Fruit.
The Muscatine Commercial club,
which has undertaken an elaborate
plan to encourage road Improvement
in the country near the city, even goH
ing so far as to raise a substantial
fund for the purpose, has stirred the
fanners living along what, is known
as the Burlington road, and they are
getting estimates with a view of pav
ing a stretch of three miles just out
side the city limits to a. width of 16
NEAR TO FATALITY
Mrs. W, O. Venamon, Milan,
Palls Twenty Feet , from
. Second Story of Home.
UNCONSCIOUS 21 HOURS
Veranda Railing Gives Way, and She
Is Pitched in Rear Year, Where
She Is Found Some Time After.
Mrs.. W. C. Venamon, as a result of
injuries sustained in a 20-foot fall
from the second story of her home in
Milan, lay unconscious from 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon until 11 this morn
ing. She still is in a serious condi
tion, and the attending physician is
not able to tell what the outcome will
be until the time for the development
of internal Injuries passes.
Probably it was half an hour after
the accident that Mrs. Venamon was
found In the " yard at the rear of her
home. No one saw her fall. She had
been doing her housework following
luncheon, and the supposition is that
In throwing a dish of water into the
yard, she pressed too heavily against
the frail railing surrounding the sec
ond floor veranda. At any rate a sec
tion of the railing was found beneath
her body in the yard. :
Face Badly Dlaflgued.
Her face was terribly lacerated and
upwards of 30 stitches were required
to close the wounds. - Mrs. Venamon
was carried Into her home, where a
physician was in attendance until she
recovered consciousness this morning.
NEW OFFICERS IN
Elks Formally Seat Those Who
Were Elected at Annual
Meeting in March.
JAMES C. DUNN IN CHARGE
Music and Banquet Enjoyed After
Conclusion of Ceremonies at
Eighteenth Street Quarters.
The officers of the local lodge of
Elks S80 who were elected at tne
annual meeting of the lodge March 7,
were formally seated in their respect;
ive chairs last evening at an appro
priate installation ceremony. Past Ex
alted Ruler James C. Dunn acted as
installing officer for the occasion and
the following officers were seated:
Exalted ruleij Robert R. Reynolds.
Esteemed leading knight Arthur T.
Esteemed loyal knight Joseph T.
Esteemed lecturing knight James
Secretary Sam Ryerson (third
Treasurer Lowry M. Casteel (third
Tiler John Rinck.
Trustee (three years) Harry H.
Grand lodge representative Lloyd
C. Lamphere. Alternate, B. Frank
Speecbee and Report.
Retiring Exalted Ruler Lloyd, C.
Lamphere gave a report on what the
organization has done during the past
year. The report showed that in five
years since the organization of the
lodge.it had grown to 352 members
and that it could have been much
larger had It not been for the string
ent rules applied to membership.
Following the Installation each of the
newly Installed officers was called up
on for a talk and each responded. The
remainder of the evening was given
over to sociability. A supper was
served and a concert was furnished by
Odd FeUows Install.
Last evening at the meeting of Rock
Island lodge 18, I. O. O. F., installa
tion of officers took place. J. A. Reid,
deputy grand master, was in charge
of the exercises. Colonel P. H. Church,
who has been one of the most active
workers in the lodge, and who has
materially aided In Increasing the
membership, was presented a com
bination past grand master and past
chief patriarch collar by the lodge.
The presentation speech was made by
Mr. Reid, who conveyed In his re
marks to Colonel Church the esteem In
which he was held" by the members
of the lodge. The following officers
Noble grand Henry Schleuter.
Vice grand Emil Kronholm.
Recording secretary Frank Beran
ek. Financial secretary Harrison B.
Treasurer Henry Lemberg.
Warden W. D. Kester.
Conductor George Nichols.
Chaplain Austin Hussey.
Right supporter jof noble grand B.
Left supporter of noble grand J. A.
Right supporter to vice grand O. O.
Walker. . .
Left supporter to vice grand Nel
Inside guardian O. E. Slpple.
Outside guardian AA, L. Lorlng.
FINE CAMERAJS RUINED
Rowdy Bit of Business Proves Expen
sive to Blakslee, Photographer.
G. C. Blakslee, the photographer.
Is on the lookout for a youth with
whom he had some trouble Saturday
night and who nearly ruined one of
his most valuable cameras. " Mr.
Blakslee was engaged In taking a
plcture-of the show windows In the
Second avenue store of McCabe's and
as night photography requires long
exposures be had the Instrument set
in position and the . plate exposed
while he busied v himself keeping
paaserB from getting within range of
the - camera. - When the exposure
was nearly ended three young fal
lows came along and deliberately
planned to spoil the picture, at least
Mr. Blakslee says so. One of them
marched up to the camera and re
marked that be was going to have
his picture taken. He then posed in
front of the camera and remained
there until Mr. Blakslee attempted
to get him away. When finally com
pel led to do so he picked the camera
over onto the ground, breaking it
and spoiling the. picture. Heathen
ran away and Mr. Blakslee was com
pelled to let him escape, as" he had
to gather up tne camera.
SMALL BLAZES IN
Overturned Lamp Starts One and the
Origin of the Other Is Not
An overturned lamp started a blaze
in a clothes closet at the home of Zin-
del Cohn, 903 Eleventh street, at 8:30
last evening. The fire department
was summoned and easily extinguished
the blaze. A few of the clothes In
the closet were burned. The loss is
fully covered by insurance.
A call was turned in to the fire de
partment at 8:30 this morning from
the residence of John Freed, Tenth
avenue and seventeenth street. . In
some way, which has not been account
ed for, the bedclothes ,and mattresses
In one of the bedrooms had been set
afire. Before the arrival of the de
partment the burning clothes had been
thrown into the yard. The house was
not damaged, but was filled with
smoke for a time after the fire.
BIG BROOKLYN BANK
GOES TO THE WALL
Questionable Assets Lead to Closing
of Concern With $5,000,000
New Tork, April 5. The Union bank
of Brooklyn was closed this morning
and the state superintendent of banks
has taken possession. The assets and
liabilities are not made known. The
bank has capital of $1,000,000 and de
posits of over $5,000,000. The bank
was closed because the superintendent
of banks considers certain assets
The Union bank of Brooklyn, ac
cording to the last official report, bad
a surplus of $$69,300, deposits, $6,
255,000; In loans .and discounts,. $5,
328,700, and cash, $529,800.
LOST CONTROL OF AUTO
It Struck a Bench, Hit the Curb and
Dumped Occupants Into Lake. '
Chicago, April 5. Running
around a curve on what Is known as
the outer drive on the water's edge
on the north shcre of Lake Michi
gan 1 .i.it night, an a-ilomr&Ile occu
pied by William F. Gray, chauffeur,
and three other men, knocked over
a bench on which a man and woman
were sitting and then striking the
curb, turned turtle in mid air and
fell into the lake. Three of the men
In the car were thrown into the
water but were rescued. A fourth
man escaped the. water by Jumping.
Herman Hanson and Anna Carlson,
sitting on a bench, were seriously
injured. Gray said he lost control
KEPT THAW DOG WHIP HID
Clifford Hartridge. Says He Gave
Woman $700 for Purpose.
New York, April 5. It cost Clif
ford W. Hartrldge, attorney for Har
ry K. Thaw In the first trial for the
killing of Stanford White, more than
$700 to recover a dog whip with
which it is alleged Thaw beat var
ious girls, the lawyer testified yes
terday in his suit against Thaw's
mother for $92,000 for his services.
The money, he said, was given to a
woman who bad possession of the
whip. The suit was not concluded.
SHIP SINKS IN CRASH
Apprentice Is Only Survivor of Brit
ish Tragedy Near Land's End.
Falmouth, England, April 6.--Wlhile
within tow of Land's End
early yesterday the four-masted
British ship Kate Thomas was run
down and sunk by a steamer which
was not recognized. The 'captain
and mates with their wives and 15
of the crew were drowned. The only
survivor was a ship's apprentice,
who was picked up by the tug which
was towing the ship when it was
Fairbanks Declines Appointment.
Washington, April 5. Former Vice
President Fairbanks has declined an
offer of Taft to act as special envoy
of the United States to Buenos Ayres
next month on the occasion of the cen
tenary celebration to be held there.
General Leonard Wood has been des
ignated for the place.
Mario Corel 1 1 Out of Danger.
London, April 5. Marie Corelll,'the
novelist, who has been ' ill of pneu
monia at Stratford-on-Avon, Is pro
nounced out of danger.'
The Call of the Blood '
for . purification, ' finds voice In pim
ples, bolls, sallow complexion, a Jaun
diced look, moth .patches and blotches
on the skin all signs of liver trouble.
But Dr. King's New Life Pills make
rich, red blood; give dear skin, rosy
cheeks, fine complexion, health. Try
them. Twenty-five cents at all drug
gists. - ' ' ' ! A
IN ROOK RIVER
Willie Hill, Aged 2, Wanders
Into the Water near Hills
WHILE MOTHER IS IN CITY
Latter Has No Knowledge of Tragedy
Until Body of Little One Is Re
covered This Morning.
Willie, 2-year-old son of Mrs.
Alice Hill, perished in Rock river
near Hillsdale yesterday afternoon.
His body was recovered at 10 o'clock
The mother of the child, left her
home in Hillsdale yesterday to come
to Rock Island to look after matters
in court in connection with the set
tlement of the estate of her husband,
Robert H. Hill, who died last Janu
ary. She left her two young chil
dren, William and Samuel, the latter
aged 7, at the home of her married
son, Frank mil, wno resides on a
farm bordering on the river.
Footprints Leading; River.
Early In the afternoon Willie was
missed. Search was Instituted and
footprints were found leading to the
edge of the water. The river was
dragged until midnight without re
sult. The search was resumed this
morning, and the body was found
floating 40 rods below the point
where the footprints were located.
Mrs. Hill was stopping at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Meckllng, 2330
Fourteenth street, Mollne. She did
not know of the tragedy until after
the recovery of the body of her little
boy from the river.
FACTORIES IN WAR
Deere & Go. Files Suit for In
junction Against Molina
Plow and Railroad.
THIRD AVENUE TRACK ISSUE
Western Terminus Obstructs Front of
the Slain Office Building of the
Late this afternoon an application
for an injunction In behalf of Deere
& Co. to restrain the Rock Island road
and the Moline. Plow company in the
plan -to lay a track on Third -avenue
between Thirteenth and Sixteenth
streetsMollne .was filed In the office
of the circuit clerk. The west termin
us of the proposed track is in front of
the main office building of Deere &
Co. The injunction proceedings had
long been threatened by Deere & Co.
The Mollne Plow company two
months ago asked permission of the
Mollne city council to lay the track, in
order that it might occupy its property
on the north side of Third avenue be
tween Fifteenth and Sixteenth
streets with a new factory building.
Here it proposed to locate the Monitor
Drill works, originally located In Rock
Island on Its removal from Minneapolis
next September. The Mollne council
allowed the grant.
Will Not Aeeept It.
In the meantime Deere & Co. have
asked certain street concessions, and
these have not been denied by the
council. But Deere & Co. have refus
ed o accept the new track of the
Moline Plow company. Its competitor,
in such shape that it will obstruct Its
main office building.
The Mollne Plow company track is
an Issue In the city election In Mo
llne today. It is said Deere & Co.
will elect enough aldermen to control
the council and secure the rescinding
of the track ordinance.
IS CAMP OF INSURGENTS
(Continued from Pije One.)
support in any efforts to secure the
enactment of genuine progressive leg
islation." - i
BeverlSre Gtvee Keynote.
' Senator Beveridge, in his address
opening the convention, said:
"The republicans of Indiana are for
a protective tariff which covers the
difference in the cost of production
here and abroad. Less than that is
unjust to American laborers; more
than that is unjust to American con
sumers. Injustice is the only foe that
protection needs to fear. It was to re
duce the Dlngley tariff to meet
changed conditions and. secure Justice
that we undertook its revision.
"Every economic policy, every po
litical system, almost every govern
ment has been destroyed because of
excesses and injustice that crept Into
it. The way to keep secure a policy,
a system or a government that In it
self is good is to administer it with
Justice and wisdom. The only way to
keep a party eolid and growing is to
keep It Tight and progressive.
McKlaler saw It.
"McKMley saw this when he de
clared in his last speech that in tariff
matters 'the period of excluslveness
"Senator Morrell, the father of the
war tariff of 1864, saw It when he de
clared in 1870: It is the mistake of
the friends of a sound tariff to Insist
on extreme rates proposed during the
war If leas will raise the necessary
"Garfield saw It when he said: The
wisest thing protectionists can do is
to unite on a moderate reduction of
"Theodore Roosevelt saw it when he
WE LOAN MONEY
to people who want a square deal and are
willing to give one. $15, more if you
want it. Quick, quiet, polite service. Call
write or phone. MUTUAL LOAN 'COM
PANY, Suite 411-412 Peoples National
bank building. Phone West 122. Open
Wednesday and Saturday nights. -
said at Logan sport, ind., in 1302
"What we really need in this country
Is to treat the tariff as a business
proposition from the standpoint of the
Interests of the country as a whole
and not from the standpoint of the
temporary needs of any political
Maae of aPrty Cndmtood.
"The great masses 'of republican
voters understand it today when they
refuse to permit the great doctrine of
protection to be used to excuse and
cloak tariff excess. Use a principle to
perpetuate a fraud, and the friend of
the principle thus misused Is more
offended than the enemy of the prin
"Like President Taft, I wanted free
iron ore, of which we have the great
est deposits on earth and which the
steel trust chiefly controls. On Iron
ore no protection is needed, and I
would cot stand for the duty that was
proposed and passed; and I can not
stand for It now. But a majority of
democratic senators did stand and
fight for it, and stand for It now.
"Like President Taft I wanted free
lumber, out of which the homes of the
people are bullded. I could not stand
for the duty proposed and passed on
lumber, and I can not stand for it now.
But democratic senators did stand and
fight for it, and stand for it now.
Wool SehedoJe Vafalr.
"Like President Taft I wanted the
ancient woolen schedule reduced a
schedule 42 years old, which. If ever
right, long since has served its pur
pose, and which now gives to the
woolen trust an unfair control of our
markets; which oppresses the wool
grower, , raises the price and reduces
the weight of the people's clothing. I
stood against that schedule when we
tried to reduce it, when the bill was
passed, and am against It now.
"I could not stand for an increase
of duties on cotton cloth, the higher
grades of which are used as clothing
by every man, woman and child, rich
or poor, throughout the whole repub
lic. I could not stand for that without
evidence; and when the manufacturers
themselves formally declared before
the house committee that their busi
ness was thriving, their labor em
ployed and that all they asked was
that the tariff on cotton should net be
decreased. I stood against those In
creases on cotton goods - when the
schedule was voted on; I stood against
them when the bill was passed; and
I stand against them now.
Steel Section Vicious.
"I could not stand for an increase
on structural steel, punched and ready
for use, out of which all modern build
ings are constructed and with which
bridges all over the country are
bullded; and I can not stand for it
"I could not stand for an increase
of duties on those linoleums which
are the poor man's carpet; or on zinc,
which is a. universal necessity; or on
6ilk, which is a part of the clothing
or adornment of every American
woman, rich or poor; and I cannot
stand for them now.
"I could not stand for the obsolete
and infamous sugar schedule, which
no man In Indiana can read and understand,-
but which the sugar trust can
read and understand; yet efforts to
change that schedule were opposed by
democratic votes. We reduced the
tariff on refined sugar 5 cents per 100
pounds one-twentieth of one cent, a
half of one mill, a pound which was
worse than no reduction because It
cannot possibly affect the price and
therefore is a deception. Yet that Is
one of the boasted reductions we hear
Cut Artlclee Not Imported.
"It Is said that the law has made
reductions on articles entering Into
the consumption of the people to the
value of $5,000,000,000; yet those ar
ticles are made up of such things as
lumber, agricultural implements, meat
and food products, petroleum and its
products, of all of which we are the
greatest exporters In the world; steel
rails and coal, which we export:
or any severe sicKneaa
IS DY FAR THE DEST STRENGTHENING TONIC.
V7e will supply it to any one with the understanding that if it does
not do what we claim we will refund the money paid us for it.
Harper House Pharmacy, II.
barbed wire, monopolized by the steel
trust; nails, manufactured and sold
by an International trust as complete
as the international tobacco monopoly;
yarns and threads; the raw materials
for textiles, on which textiles, when
finished for the people's ubc, the tariff
was increased; sugar, which was not
reduced In fact, but only In pretense.
"Above all, I could not stand for the
slaughter by the conference committee
of the moderate beginning of a tariff
commission which I wrote into the bill
that "passed the senate; but all sav
one of the democratic senators were
the enemies of any tariff commission
then, and are its enemies now. '
"These are examples. I was against
them then I am against them now.
Compromise on purely economic de
tails is often wise; but compromls
with sheer Injustice Is always wrong."
When Senator Beveridge declared
his antagonism to the tariff law passed
at the preceding session of congress
his periods were marked by storms oi
Sara Taft fa the Maa.
The speech of Chairman Cunning
ham was in line with that of Dover
Idge on party issues. He made a point
blank declaration In favor nf tho ro.
election of Beveridge, predicted Taft'
unanimous nomination two ' years
hence, and said: "I ventnre to say
ftnlher that In his campaign he will
have no 'more loyal supporters, no
more able generals, no more aggres
sive and determined fighters than Al
bert J. Beveridge and Theodore Roose
VETOES BY- LORDS
Test Vote Taken in British House ot
Commons Victory for the
London, April 6. Under Premier,
Asquith's guillotine procedure th
house of commons last night rejected,
by a vote of 357 to 251, the opposition
amendment to the premier's resolu
tions on the veto power of the bouse
of lords, which was moved by Sir Rob
ert Finlay, and agreed that tho pre
mier's motion should go to committee
The house was crowded and many
peers and diplomats were present.
The announcement of the figures,
showing that the government was sur
of a majority of 106 for the veto reso
lutions, was greeted with prolonged
MOTHER AND CHILDREN
ARRESTED AS MURDERERS
Claimed Son Took father's Can fron
Under Pillow and Killed Him
as He slept.
Berryvllle, Ark., April 5. Mrs. Ellai
Shafer and her four children are iu
Jail here charged with the murder oi
Mrs. Shafer's husband near Blue
Springs. It Is charged one of the boyi
took Shafer's gun from underneath
pillow while he slept and killed him
The boys say the father threatenea
to kill the whole family.
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