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SIXTIETH YEAP, XO. 172.
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1911. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ALASKAN CITIZENS DUMP
CANADIAN COAL INTO SEA
Boston - Tea Party"
ings Repeated at
Forecast Tin 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Mantf, Oaveaport, Motto
Fair tonight and crobably Saturday.
j Slightly warmer tonight.
Temperature at 7 a. el. 47. Highest
yesterday, 66; lowest last night, 45.
- 1 i. m, I J m a A l
, eiociv-j vi wiiiu wo. i a. ui., t miles
j per honr.
Stage of water, S.7; a, fall of .3 in
j last 24 hours.
. Refusal ofr Prrviteoe of. Minina ' Retire humidity.-t 7 p. m. si. at 7
Chicago Police Inspector, Con
victed of Bribery. Par
doned by Deneen.
CASEJS MOST IMPORTANT
AflGERED WITH TAFT
Sent to Prison on Testimony of Re
sort Keepe Who Said They
Own Fuel Leads to Serious
Cordova. Alaska, May 5. Exette-'-meot
caused' by the gorrennnerrts f all
re to -hull yoOou In the Alaska coal
land eases veacined. a climax here yes
terday when 300 citizens formed a mob,
and armed with shovels, marched to
the dock of the Alaska Bteamsblp com
pany, where they threw several hun
dred tons of British Columbia coal into
JTO WORD PROS TAFT.
Incensed at receiving no reply to
many aweals cabled President Taft to ; jndicted Qhi( Legislators Ar-
urge eariy action iooging to me open-
a. m. 50.
J. M. SHERIER,Xocal Forecaster.
(Prom-noon today to boob tomorrow.)
San. sets 0:56. rises 4:43; moon sets
2:07 a. m.; moon at greatest lib-ratten
west; 1 p. m., planet Mercury at In
ferior conjunction . with the sun, passing-from
east to west thereof.
Jotlet, II1, May 6. The pardon
of Edward McCarm, former Chicago
police Inspector, was received at the
penitentiary this morning and was
read to McCann.
McCaan was late yesterday grant
ed a full and unconditional pardon
by Governor Deneen. It waa at a
late hour in the afternoon when the
report of McCann's pardon was giv
en out for publication.
RESCITED MATT WOME5.
The McCann case made history in
the annals of the police depart
ments of the great cities of this
country. McCann, who held a repu-
Illinois House Provides
TO AVOID SCRAMBLE
Occupational Disease Bill Now
Through Both Houses
Springfield, in.. May 5. The house
today passed the election ballot re
form measure providing that names of
nominees shall be printed on the bal
lot in the order of the highest vote
TEST MADE OF
NEW CITY FORM
Commission Government Law
Assailed in a Suit Filed at
REPORTED DIAZ IS READY TO
STEP DOWN FROM OFFICE
HINGES ON THE TREASURER
Attorney General Stead Claims Status
of That Officer Is Not Clear
Springfield, 111.. May 8. (Spe
cial) A suit to test the commission
form of government law was filed in
the Sangamon circuit court this af
ternoon in the shape of a petition on
the part of William H. Bowe, newly
appointed city treasurer of Spring
field, by the commissioners against
the county treasurer, Fred Edmands,
for a writ of mandamus directing Ed
mands to turn ovar to Bowe the
city's funds in his possession.
WITHHELD CITY'S CASH.
Edmands, acting on an opinion of
Attorney General Stead that the
commission form of government law
Burton, democratic member. A
more important reason, however, was
the inability of Attorney John J.
Healy to attend he having been de
tained in Chicago by the Tilden ha
beas corpus hearing before Judge
Petit. If Mr. Tilden and his fellow
bankers cannot be required to bring
Into the senate the documents men
tioned In the subpoena ducestecum.
It is understood there will be no rea
son for prolonging the session
MOVE TO STRIKE?
lng of the Alaska coal fields, the citi
sens of Cordova decided to follow the
example eet by the "Boston tea party,
and thus create a crisis in the Alaska
coal situation. The cries of the mob
were "Give us Alaska coaL"
Among those who it is alleged partic
ipated In the "coal party" were Presi
dent Adams of the chamber of com
merce. ex-Mayor Chase, and Council
men Flynn and Robs.
THREATEV A! TITER TARTT.'
It Is believed the trouble Is not over,
as threats are made to make another
demonstration on the arrival of the
steamer Edith, which will bring a car
pn of Canadian coal.
Telephone reports from Katalla say j
Gifford Pinchot was burned in effigy
there lasUnight by a mob of angry cit
izens. rett.t sext nr m An.
Washington, May 5. Secretary of
the Interior Fisher answered by
mail the cablegram, which were
sent to Preaidettt. Tat by Alaska.- eiew
lrens asking for 'relief' from the coal
Secretary Fisher said he is now
studying the situation in tTie terri
tory thoroughly and will render such
relief as he can as soon as possible.
raigned and Enter Pleas
of Not Guilty.
MUCH EVIDENCE ON HAND
Grand Jury Adjourns to Give Prote
cutor Time to Arrange Mass
of Data He Has.
OUT FIRST TIME
McNamaras, Alleged Dynamit
ers, Taken From Jail to
Court - Room.
NEW INDICTMENTS FOUND
Large Xnmher of True Bill Returned
Against Them by Ixte Angeles
Columbus, Ohio, May 5. State Sen
ators Cetone, Huffman and Andrews,
Representatives Lewry and Nye and
Senate Sergeant-at-arms Diegel, under
indictment for bribery, were arraigned
today before Judge Klnkead In the
criminal court, and plead not guilty.
Following the pleas the prosecutor
fixed the time for the trials at week
HAS WORE WORK.
Columbus, Ohio, May 5. Intima
tions that the knowledge Mr. Turner,
Hogftn possess concern ui bribery In
the general assembly was limited to
the few cases in which detectives had
posed as lobbyists to trip legislators
were refuted yesterday when the
grand Jury adjourned until Monday.
The recess was taken solely for the
reason, according to the prosecutor,
that such a maps of incriminating evi
dence had been accumulated that a
few days' time wns necessary to go
over it and sort it out so that it could
be presented In an effective way be
fore the grand jary.
SOME SEEK IMWT-jrTTT.
There Is no longer doubt that cer
tain members of the assembly are
ready and anxious to get in their tes
timony and confessions, if they can
thus gain immunity. It is also not to
be doubted that Mr. Turner, the prose
cutor, will avail himself of such tes
timony as he thinks he needs.
Turner has been put in possession
of some valuable leads to testimony
through anonymous letters. Presuma
bly these have come from persons
who unwillingly were made to con
tribute to corruption funds In order to
secure even meritorious legislation.
Los Angeles, CaS.. May 55. The
first police court action in the cases
of the McNamaras charged with dyna
miting the Times building was sched
' tiled for today. That action was their
arraignment, which would afford them
' their first opportunity to leave the
jail ?ince their arrival.
SIEW BII.I.S KF.Tl nKII.
Ios Anceles. Mav 4. Twertvone
rcw indictments, according to reliable J Washington. May 5. Th investi-s-ithoriry.
were voted late yesterday ! Rat,on of charges of graft in connec-
by the grand jury against tho alleged . wlJ1 i"r ine army, ana
TAKES UP ARMY AND
NAVY GRAFT CHARGE
! THE DREAM OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTIONIST
Report That 89 Per Cent of the
Men on Rock Island Have
Voted to Walk Out.
Demand for Resignation
is Put Squarely Up
Rebels, Stronger, Plan Attack
on Capital Alarm Felt at
CHAIRMAN IS SUSPENDED
Company Representatives at Silvia
Say There Is Little Likeli
hood of Trouble.
Buffalo, May 5. A strike of all
boilermakers, apprentices and helpers
on the Rock Island lines Is threatened
according to a letter received by
Thomas King, local business agent of
the boilermakers' unions. The strike
will affect 2,000 men, it is said. Boil
ermakers now have 2,000 men out on
the New York Central and 3,000 on
the Pennsylvania, and that about t'3
percent of the men voted a walkout
May 8 if officials do not meet their de
mands which relate to the payment ot
wages to the chairman of the Rock
Island grievance committee, who has
been temporarily suspended.
DE.MED AT SILVIS.
When asked concerning the forego
ing dispatch, officers in charge of the
I work at Silvis. which is one of the
largest shops on the Rock Island lines,
denied that they had information re
garding a proposed strike, or that the
men had voted In favor of one. In the
first place there are not 2,000 men
employed in the boilermaklng shops.
Tho force. Silvia shoD3 is the larg
est in any one shop and there are
less than 100 men employed there.
The offlcera stated that work was map
ped out for the entire season and that
the present fast clip which is being
maintained at the Silvia shop will
keep up for months, and there will be
no shut down. There are 1,200 ven
employed in the Silvis shops
the payroll for April amounts to
dynamite conspirators, James K. and
John J. McXamara aud Orti.. McMant- j
navy, was begun todav by the sub
committee of the military affairs com
nuttee of the house.
Nineteen of the indictments, it is un- j
f'.erstood. arc against the McNamaras j
alone, and charge them with murder i
in connection with the blowing up of;
the Ios Angeles Times plant on Oct. 1, 1
and the consequent death of "! men. j
The other two are said to be against'
McManigal as principal and the Mc- j
Clinton Wholesaler Dead.
Clinton, Iowa. May 5. J. R. Leo
nard, president of the Clinton V. M. C.
A. for 10 years and secretary and
treasurer of the T. M Gobble com
pany, wholesale grocers, died here
tatlon as being one of the most con
scientious officers in Chicago, was
stationed because of his capability,
in the vice-ridden district on the
west side of that city. His record
in his station was noted for the un
relenting warfare against vice and
he had rescued hundreds of women
from a life of shame.
IX BRIBERY SET.
In a crusade against bribery in
the police department of Chicago, the
inspector was caught in the net of
He was tried for bribery and re
sort keepers alleged on the witness
stand they had paid him tribute for
allowing them to continue in their
McCann was sentenced to the pen
itentiary at Johet for an indeter
Namara brothers as accomplices in the- Taft in Capital.
Llewellyn Iron works explosion Christ- i Washington. May 5 President Taft
mas day. in which no one was killed, j arrived this morning from Philadel
McManig.lI was the principal witness j rhta. where he was a guest last night
Leard by the grand jurors. , of tne Medical club. He was driven
DEFLECTED BALL FATAL?
directly to the White house.
200 AT ENTERTAINMENT
German' American Alliance Has Pro
gram at Turner Hall.
Two hundred members of the lo
cal order of the German-American al
liance met last night at Turner hall.
A fine supper was served at 8 o'clock
and -was followed by a program of
speeches, recitations and songs. Al-
jbert Huber, president of the organlza-
i tion. was toastmaster. There were ad
dresses by Rev. F. J. Rolfs, Albert Hu
ber, John Ohlweiler Sr.. Nic Peters
and p. A. Domann. The Rock Island
Maennerchor rendered several selections.
received by each at the primaries.
IMPORTANT BILL 'EAR LAW,
Springfield, 111., May 5. The occupa
tional diser.se bill the heaviest piece
of legislation enacted so far this ses
sion passed the senate yesterday, and
now goes to Governor Deneen for ap-'
was ambiguous in regard to the of
fice of cty treasurer, refused to turn
over the city's funds to Bowe when
a formal demand was made on him
yesterday by Bowe.
SAYS THERE IS Qt ESTIOV
The attorney general says there is
OFFICE BUILDING IS
RUINED BY FLAMES
Spark From Chimney Starts Blaze
at Weyerhaeuser & Penk
proval. It went through the upper a question in his mind as to wheth-
branch by a vote of 38 to 0. It was j er lne orace or treasurer in me
passed by the house March 28 by a vote I qom mission form of government act
of 105 to 0 means tne eauie officer as that of
VlorHi.s triiimnh rrnwnerf o flHcy Treasurer unuer ine oia law, mil
of four years' duration. The bill, which
was introduced by. Tudor ApMadoc,
was prepared by a special state corn-
there is nothing In the attorney gen-
l eral's opinion tending to invalidate
mission appointed in 1907 after medl
cal experts and factory inspectors had !
made a thorough study of occupational !
diseases in Illinois and in other states.
Their research took them into all es
tablishments where acids, brass, zinc,
lead products, paint, poisonous gases,
dust and chemicals menace the physi
cal welfare of employes.
PROUDEST DAY FOR
CURTISS MAY COME
HERE 0R FLIGHTS
Davenport Carnival Association Pro
poses Performances Along
This Theory Advanced ly John Iietz I
in His Oivn Defense. ;
Hayward. Wis.. May 5. The state;
put 11 witnesses en the stand today in '
the Diet trial to prove that the shots
were heard from the barn. The only
evidence the defense developed in the ,
cross examination was that Harp might ,
have been kilied by a deflected ball
from ore of the gur.s in the attacking J
AFTER A CLASH,
TIES UP TOWN
Hunnewell. Kas May 5. Mrs. El
La Wilson, mayor f this town deliver-
THREE DROWNED IN RIVER fd limaU:m to the,,cit' fatbe"
.last night that there would be no offi-
Suamer, Collide at letroit and One cia' business transacted by the coun
cil until mat tojy connrms cer ap-
Hilton and Mrs.
!. s nt to liotiom.
Tiotmi- -u..- ; tv btohtti-: pointments of Mrs.
r Fisher, was sunk today in the'Osborn for the positions of city clerk
Detroit river in a collision with the .and city marstiail. respectively. The
fiean.fr Clement. Chief Engineer j councilmen believe that to add the
hi acd Steward Sugden isnd his; names of more women to the c.tys
cd o have been j payroll would be the height of folly.
wife a.e believ
drowned. The remainder
Fisher's crew were rescued.
cf the ' "Pom with the suffragetteo," is
I their slogan.
There is to be an effort to secure
Glenn IT Curtiss for an attraction
for the river carnival under the aus
pices of the Davenport River Carni
val association next month. It will
be necessary to raise 16,000. The
Abandons Wife; Arrested. committee in charge of arrangements
Phillip Martens, wanted in Moline will sell tickets in Rock Island and
on a charge of wife abandonment was ' Davenport in order to raise the
placed under arrest last night by Offl-i amount. In addition to the $6,000
cer Charles Ginnane of the loci.1 force, j be necessary to raise $3,000
and this morning he was turned over' to pay for local expenses such as ad
to the Moline daptrement for hearing. ) vertlsing. Bleachers will be arrang-
; ed along the river banks on either
Clubwomen Against Ballot. side. In addition to the aeroplane
Eldorado, Ark.. May 5 The state ! tUgnts, there will be boat ra s ai1
Presented Medal by 21 American
Republics for Aid He Has
Washington, May 6. Andrew
Carnegie today received what he
called his greatest mark of honor,
when 21 American republics be
stowed upon him a gold medal bear
ing on one side the words, "Bene
factor of Humanity," and on the
other, "American Republics to An
De Zamacona, Mexican ambassa
dor, made the speech of presenta
tion; Secretary Knox and President
Taft spoke in eulogy of the gifts
which Carnegie made for the cause
of peace. In accepting the medal.
Carnegie returned thanks in a brief
The roof of the office building of
Weyerhaeuser & Denkmann, Fourth
avenue and Second street, caught fire
this afternoon at 2 o'clock, presuma
bly from sparks from a chimney, and
before the flames were under the con
trol of the department, the entire root
had been damaged. The structure
will have to be rebuilt. The damage is
fully covered by insurance. This Is
the fourth fire in the building during
the present year. The other fires were
caused by sparks. The office building
had just been reshingled and the dan
ger of the fire spreading was one of
the things with which the firemen had
to contend. Sparks set fire to the loof
of the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Bowers,
213 Fourth avenue, but the blaze was
extinguished before more than nomin
al damage bad been caused.
For Taking Castings.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson were
brought before Police Magistrate
Smith this morning for having dispos
ed of some iron castings which were ! anchored in Mazatlln harbor are re-
El Paso, Tex., May 5.
Braniff, one of the go-betweens
in the peace negotiations, told
an Associated Press represen
tative today that he had con
veyed to Madero assurances
that Diaz intended to resign.
JSOT I. IK EI. T TO Ql'IT.
El Paso, May 6. Peace negotia
tions between the lnsurrectos and
the Mexican government were sus
pended today to await an answer
from Mexico City to the proposition
submitted yesterday by Madero. that
President Diaz make public his In
tention to resign. The federal rep
resentatives admitted they did not
expect a favorable answer.
San Antonio, TexatT May 5. That
Torreon. Mexico, has fallen Into th"
hands of the revolutionists Is stated in
a private news telegram received here,
DAY SET FOR ATTACK.
Mexico City May 5. Today is the
anniversary of the battle of Puebla,
which has been heralded as the date
set for the attack on the capital by
the revolutionists and the forced res
ignation of President Diaz. Up to
j noon there had been no indication of
! disorder in any "quarter. Reports of
approaching trouble are still plenti
ful, however. The rebels admittedly
are BtrOnger today than they ever
have been before.
FORE1G. T.RS FLEK.
While few believe an assault on
Mexico City will be successful the
possibility of It being besieged is
causing many foreigners to leave.
The Ward line steamer which sailed
from Vera Cruz last night, carried
many refugees. mostly women.
Routes by rail to the United States
have narrowed down to a circuitous
one by way of the national line to
San Luis Potosi, thence to Tampico
and Monterey and to Laredo.
FIRE ON A THAI.
It was reported at railway head
quarters last night that the rebels
fired on a passenger train which was
approaching Puebla. None was
killed and but few persons wounded
The belief Is growing that the reb
els at large will not be satisfied with
any peace terms which do not pro
vide for the resignation of President
Washington, May 5. Increasing
alarm Is felt by the administration
officials for the safety of Americans
in Mexico, especially in the vicinity
of Acapulco on the west coast. Con
ditions were described to the state
department today by Ambassador
Wilson and It Is probable naval
forces will be ordered to Acapulco
at once. The matter was taken up
by Wilson as a result of a report
that two sons of Judge Goodrnatt
had been murdered by alleged revo
lutionary bandits near Acapulco.
HAS OT P A I. LEV.
Douglas, Ariz.. May f. Offlcl.)
advices to the Mexican consul say
Mazatlln is still in the hands of th:
federal forces, notwithstanding re
ports to the contrary. The consul
states the rebels attacked Mazatliti
desperately May 1. Two gunboats
the property of Morris Block. Wil
son had sold them to a Junk dealer.
The pair claimed that they had re
ceived them from a woman. They
were dismissed after they had paid the
complainant $1.25 for the iron.
Bankers Choose New Orleans.
Nashville, Tenn., May 5. Before
ported to have thrown shells Into
the rebel lines, doing terrible execution
SIX BURN TO DEATH
IN AN IRON MINE
Negaunee, Mich., May 5. Five or six
adjourning, the executive council of j men burned to death today in a fire in
federation of women's clubs at Its
meeting here yesterday rejected a res
olution proposing to put the organiza
tion on record as favoring woman suffrage.
Opium Conference Postponed.
Washington. May 5. The interna
tional opium conference, which was to ! as he had for nearly 80 years. Charles
SENATOR KltTREDGE DIES
Former Srtnth Dakota Member Pauses
Away at Hot Spring. j
Hot Springs, Ark., May 5. Former j
United States Senator Alfred Beard
Kittredge of Sioux Falls, S. D.. who
served two terras in the senate,.' his
service ending two years ago, died
i here last night.
Kewanee Xonogen rin Cats Throat , '
Because of III Health. , uri i mUMITTCC nCI Vcn
Kewnee. Til Mav K rwr5o . i I
because he could not enjoy good health
the American Bankers' association
voted unanimously to hold the next
annual convention of the association
in New Orleans, probably during he
week of Nov. 13.
the Hartford Iron mine.
for these cups will be given. '
AGED 91; KILLS HIMSELF
have met at The Hague July 1. has
been postponed one year. Germany,
Japan and Portugal are not prepared
wi'h data which Great Britain decided
should be presented before the oacn-
llzz of tie conference.
Leonard, one of the oldest men of this
section of the state, killed himself yes
terday by cutting the jugular vein.
He was dead before anyone could offer
assistance. Mr. Leonard wag aged 91
years March 10 and was widely known.
Decision of Judge Petit May Make
Further Session Futile.
Springfield. May 5. (Special!
The meeting of the senate investiga
ting committee, scheduled for yester
day afternoon, was deferred until
Tuesday by Chairman Helm. One
reason was the absence of Senator
FATE OF FREE
LIST BILL TO BE
Deeres Get More Land.
The East Moline Land company to
day transferred to the Charles Deere
estate, 30 acres of land in East Mo
line, lying between ihe Kock Island
and Burlington tracks and extending
from Thirteenth street east to War
ner's addition. The Iieere posses
sions in East Moline now include
acres of land, and this fact ernpb&au
es the expansion which the company
has under contemplation.
An appropriation ordinance is beJs;
prepared by Commissioner M. T. Rud
gren and will be brought before the
commission for consideration next
Monday morning. As soon as it has
I been adopted the commission w ill
Washington, May 5. Recognizing
the real fight over the free list bill
wLl come Monday, leaders of both par
ties In the house today issued per
emptory orders to absent members to
return at once to asctngton. The (know how much money It will have to
till will be taken up then for amend-j carry on the work in thc various de
ment under the five-minute rule. jpartmcnts during the comlnjea