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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 174.
MONDAY, MAY 8, 1911. TVVEN T Y-FO UR PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
OUIflCY IN THREE-EYE IN
BLOOiWINGTON'S PLACE AND
SEASON OPENS WEDNESDAY
League Magnates in Har
mony After Seven
TRAINING THE YOUNG IDEA TO SHOOT
MEETING AT CHICAGO
Retiring City Gets $3,500 oUt a. m. 63
.... . , Stage of -water 3.$, a fall of .2
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moitxte
Unsettled but generally fair tonight
and Tuesday, not much change in tem
perature. Temperature at 7 a. m. 61. Highest
yesterday 77, lowest last night 58,
Velocity of "wind at 7a. a 9 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 27, tot
Chicago, May 8. (Special)
Quincy .was voted a mem
- ber of the Three-Eye league at
a meeting df the organization
held today in the Palmer house,
Bloomington surrendering its
franchise for a consideration
of $3,500. Of this amount
Quincy pays $1,000 and the
league the remaining $2,500.
PLAYERS TO IXAGIE.
Quincy turns back to the
league the 13 players formerly
owned by the Bloomington as
sociation. Qujacy is given the
pick of three men from these
13 players. Then each of the
other seven clubs, drawing by
lot, is permitted to choose one
player. The remaining two
players are held by the league,
President Tearney being or
dered to dispfis of them to the
best advantage- of the league.
The meeting "vns a"Iove feast. All
motions were carried without a dis
senting vote. All thB iowna were
rpnrenented. Edward Holland is
imre Xor Bloomington. and Harry Y?.1
Hofer for Qulncx-, .T. H. Sexton and
S. F. Parker aro the Rock Island
INSISTS ON SETT1EMEXT.
At -the opening of the meeting a
telegram from Garry Herrmann,
-'president of the national commis
sion, was read indicating that that
tribunal was insistent upon an im
mediate adjusfment of whatever dif
ficulties were before the Three-Kye
league and the beginning of the
playing Beason. inasmuch as it was
pointed out that the players were
besiegins the association to ascer
tain their status with reference to
LOOK TO COMMISSION.
Mr. Herrmann called attention to
the fact that the commission had re
peatedly suggested a means of set
tlement to the league, and that the
players and public were looking to
that tribunal to see; that its com
mands were respected.
4Tast 4S hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to soon tomorrow.)
Sun acta 629, rises 4:45; moon sets
IN NORTH WOODS
Ashland, Wis., May 8. Forest fires
in northern Wisconsin and upper Mi
chigan are growing in area every day
and a high wind would cause wide
spread devastation. Two square miles
have been burned over near Saxon.
Two logging camps are reported burn
ed near Mellen, Wis. Vessels on Lake
Superior are forced to come to anchor
on nearicg land on account of the
opens at Danville, Waterloo at Du
buque and Springfield at Quincy
President Hofer of the Quincy club
announced that the injunction secur
ed at Springfield restainlng the
southern clubs from playing had
been withdrawn. The meeting was
peaceful and harmonious through
The business was transacted in
one hour. The minutesof the pre
TbT8'Breetfng we're not read for the
reason that' fheir presentation be
fore the meeting might bring up
some unpleasant memories.
It was decided that the salaries of
the players begin May 7.
we get mwix.
The 13 players held by Blooming
ton were assigned as follows: Irwin,
fielder and catcher. Rock Island;
Humes, pitcher, Davenport; Mel
choir, inflelder, Murdock, outfielder.
ITubuque; Kennedy, outfielder Wat
erloo; Prendergast and Royer,
pitchers. Godwin, outfielder and
Manlon, inflelder, Quincy; Davidson,
pitcher, Peoria; Massing, catcher,
Danville; Cochran. Inflelder, Spring
field. Jackson, Inflelder, is the only
member of the old Bloomington crew
that is without a Job. President
Tearney was ordered to release him
AxsonrES sweet peace.
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, May 8. President Tearney
It will be recalled that the north-' of the Three-Eye league, announced
rrn clubs organization suggested the i today all the troubles of his associa
payment to the Quincy club of the j Hon had come to an end and that play
amount the league ordered paid to-'ir.g would begin Welieday, May 10,
day in obtaining a transfer of the
Bloomington franchise. Quincy hav
ing turned over.?2.50 to the Cen
tral association for its release from
the organflaIon under a verbal
in place of
with Quincy playing
club's franchise today.
The announcement was made by
Tearney before the meeting was call-
I tactic accob&iw to to . n
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mawACK hoc. BuutrAX - ; Jl:.f A
vimeaflricitr W -) J WT J I Mi-
JTChOn tC7826 &4Mr it
DIAZ'S PLEDGE TO RESIGN
ENDS MEXICAN UPRISING;
caused the rearrest of Frank MeMahon,
a saloon keeper, who shot and killed
Leary on the street last Thursday night
and was discharged from custody on
Saturday by Coroner Ford. The war
rant for the second arrest waa sworn
to by John A. Leary, brother of the
slain man. The case attracted general
interest in this city because of tho
part the "unwritten law" plays in the
TO END CAREER
Fred Lemar Charles, Illinois
A SMALL STRAP IS USED
As it will be when we adopt General Leonard Wood's idea of teaching military science in the schools
FIGHT 2 ROBBERS
Officers Kill One and Fatally
Wound the Other at Fa
P0ST0FFICE WAS LOOTED
Town Marshal, First on Trail of the
Bandits, Killed at Door of
promise from Kinsella and Tearney led to arrange a playing schedule.
.that that city would receive a berth
in the Three-Eye league.
sexton moves for peace.
M. II. Sexton offered a motion
w hich was adopted unanimously that
the telegram from Herrmann be re
ceived and the command concurred
in- Each of the original eight clubs
is to he assessed $300 and $100 to
be paid from the league treasury
making up $2 500 that is to be rais
ed by Quincy." In this connection a
motion offered by Mr. Sexton was
adopted instructing President Tear
ney to send the league's check after
The assessments have been paid to
the Quincy club through the secre
tary of the national commission, in
ttfs manner showing that the Three
Eye organization has kept faith in
carrying out the suggestion of the
national tribunal that Quincy be re
imbursed for the amount that it paid
to the Central association under the
impression that it was to be given
a place in the Three-Eye circuit.
DICK MAKES IT, THIS TIME.
It was voted that all franchises in
the Three-Eye league expire with
the end of the 1911 playing season.
A resolution to this effect w-as in
troduced by Mr. Kinsella. Upon a
motion offered by Clarence Rowland
of Dubuque. President Tearney was
requested to announce five minutes
before the beginning of play any
changes from the printed lineup that
n ay have been made in the assign- j
ment of players on the contending
IUKPORT HERE WEIHsnA Y.
It as ordered that the season
open Wednesday of this week and
that J40 games be played, the league
"ommissionine Wilson Bering of De
ratur to draw the schedule.
Quincy had withdrawn its injunction
suit, and, having options on the fran
chises of several of the southern
clubs, it sent representatives author
ized to buy its way into the league.
Bloomington aecep'eJ the terras of
fered by Quincy.
No announcement of ito future was
made by Bloomington's delegation.
The complete schedule will not be pub
lished for several days.
ENDS PRESEVT SCIIEDII.E.
Of course, the beginning of the reg
ular season will have the effect of end
ing forthwith the schedule being play
ed by the northern clubs.
Methodists Plan Unification.
Chattanooga, Tenn.. May 8. Envoys
from the Methodist Protestant, Meth
odist Episcopal, and Methodist Episco
pal church. South, met here today to
lay the foundation for the unification
of the alienated divisions of the church.
Paton, Iowa, May S. Two men were
killed to a battle between a poese and
two eafeblowera near nere early Ses:
terday morning. One" of those killed
was Marshal Busby. The other- was a
robber. The other bandit waa probably
The robbers had broken into the
poetoffice. They blew open the safe
and took several hundred dollars in
stamps and money. The noise of the
explosion waa heard by a stranger who
happened to be in the street at the
Marshal Busby was- notified, and he
and a posse started in pursuit of the
robbers, who fled south. A posse also
was organized at the town of Dana.
FOrSD IN SCHOOL. HOrSE.
A search was made of the whole
neighborhood. Marshal Busby and sev
eral men, after dividing the posses into
several searching parties with instruc
tions to scour the whole country, start
ed back to Paton, believing some hld-
ng place had been overlooked.
They came upon a school house near
Paton. The marshal went to the door,
and was shot as he opened it. One of
the robbers dragged the body into the
school house. Then a battle was be
gun between the robbers and the posse,
w hich ended when one robber had been
killed and the other wounded.
ON FREE LIST
Action- of Ways and
IVIeans Committee Prac
ticaJlyJyiire. LEFT T0 PARTY CAubu
Senate Committee Begins the
Hearings on Canadian Re
Washington, D. C, May 8. That
the ways and means committee will
put raw wool on the free-list in revis
ing schedule "K." waa declared to be
practically certain today and result
ed in a caucus of the democratic dele
gation from New York, at which 18
members declared themselves in favor
of free raw wool and four came out
against it. All pledged themselves to
abide by the decision of full democrai
HAS SOT VOTED.
Representative Sulzer, as chairman
of the caucus, declared the revision
of schedule "K." undoubtedly would
put raw wool on the free list. Repre
sentative Harrison said the ways and
means committee had not voted yet on
COAL CLAIMS UP
Arguments on the Cunningham
Tracts in Alaska Made
Suffered Insomnia for Six Weeks
Prior to the Commission of
STATUS SCON DECIDED
Cause of Ballinger-Pinchot Contro
versy Put Up to Sew Interior
- " "-Secretary-.":, . .r.'.T".
Washington, May 8. flThe Cunnfr.
ham Alaskan coal land claims, which
brought about the Ballinger-Pinchot
congressionaf investigation, today,- ap
proached their final determination.
Attorneys for the Cunningham Warm
ants appeared to argue the case before
Secretary of the Interior Fisher, Land
Commissioner Dennett and members
of the board of law review of the gen
eral land office. It is expected the
hearing will be concluded tomorrow.
MAY REVERT TO V. S.
Today's heariug will probably decide
whether the Cunningham claimants
shall be granted patents to the coal
lands or whether these lands shall re
vert to the public domain for future
Urbana, 111., May 8. "I have
made a failure of life. Please over
look what I nave done."
This message, addressed to his
widow, waa found beside the body of
Professor Fred Lemar Charles of the
University of Illinois when col
leagues broke open the door of his
room Saturday night.
Professor Charles choked himself
to death, and the method of suicide
was such that the teacher must have
used almost superhuman power to
accomplish his purpose. He had
buckled an ordinary book strap
around his neck and then pulled it
until he succeeded in shotting off
CHOSE METHOD OF TORTURE.
So torturing was the method that
the Instructor must have possessed
an iron will, say hla faculty asso
ciates. Many minutes were required
before the strap did the work.
Prof essor Charles hjviheettjhh.
room for' ''several hours 2ut Mrs.
Ctoarlen had not disturbed him. as
. ''he had told her he intended to Bleep.
For six weeks he had been afflicted
with insomnia which undoubtedly
preyed upon his mind. In the last
five years he had had two attacks
of nervous prostration and only re
cently had returned from a long rest.
GRATU'ATE OF NORTHWESTER?!.
He was 3 8 years old and left a
widow and two children. He was
a graduate of Northwestern univer
sity and came to the University of
Illinois from the Illinois Normal
school at DeKalb two years ago.
President Pacifies Insur
rectos, Though Ig
WAR PLANS ARE HALTED
Leaders of. the Revolutionary,
Forces Jubilant Over Yield
ing of Main Point.
ON NEW COMPLAINT
Relatives of Slain Man Xot Disposed
to Let I'nwritten I,av Free
(Continued on Page Eltfht.)
Philadelphia, May 8. Determined to
avenge the death of their brother,
George Leary, a real estate man of this
city, relatives of the dead man today
REFORMS AT HAND
FOR THE CHINESE
Grand Council Gives Way to Consti
tutional Cabinet Opium Is
Peking, May 8. The long awaited
edict abolishing the grand council and
substituting a constitutional cabinet of
10 members was issued today. The
Anglo-Chinese agreement for the im
mediate reduction and final extinction
of the exportation of Indian opium to
China was signed today.
IN FAVOR OF
Washington, May 8. An investiga
tion of the American Sugar Refining
company and all other concerns en
gaged in the manufacture or refining
of sugar, to ascertain whether or not
there has been a violation of the anti-
Da v- j trust law, waa recommended today by
tnport opens at Rock Island, Peoria the house committee on rules.
FACTS ABOUT ROCK ISLAND
It has a population of 24,335 ,an increase of 4,842 in 10 years ,and is the center of
an urban community of 125,000 people. '
It covers four square miles. x
It has 47 miles of paved streets.
It has 10 mils of street railway lines.
It has 10 hotels.
It has six parks covering a total of 120 acres.
It spent last year in improvements $1,400,000 and will go far ahead of that in
It is a better market than any ether city of its size in the middle west.
It has 600 retail business firms, supplying nearly everything that man has use for.
It has 105 factories and wholesale establishments employing 5,000 men.
It has unexcelled transportation facilities, hoth by land and water including six
railways and three packet lines.
It has two water power plants and deposits of coal near at hand.
It has six banks with combined deposits of $7,025,000.
It has the largest military establishment in the United States, built at a cost of
It has the largest fraternal insurance society in the world with 1,200,000 mem-
It has 10 public and seven parochial schools, and four colleges and seminaries.
It has 29 churches and tee charitable institutions.
It has pure water ,a healthful climate and a picturesque location.
Its people are prosperous, happy and progressive. ,
Its property values have doubled in the last decade.
Is it not a good place to live and to invest your money?
OPENING GUN IN
Captain Walter D. Hamilton of the
Ilines Company tilled as a
Washington, May 8. Official confirm
ation of the intention of President Diu
to retire was reoeived today by Mexi
can Ambassador Zamacona in a dis
patch from Foreign Minister De La
Barra. In the dispatch the foreign
'Diaz affirms his will to retire from
power as soon as he is completely con
vinced there is no fear of the country
being plunged Into anarchy by his act.
He finished by making an earnest ap
peal to the whole nation to help toward
the restoration of peace. This mani
festo is Inspired by the highest senti
ment of patriotism and sincerity."
A distinct feeling of optimism re
garding the Mexican situation pervaded
administration circles today. The in
tention of Diaz to retire is believed to
be an irresistible step in the direction
CHANGES THE ASPBCT.
El Paso, Texas, May 8. The Asso
ciated Press dispatch from Mexico City
announcing the intention of President
Diaz to resign, has changed the situa
tion from one of great gravity to one
of festive hilarity. Today members of
the Madero family sent messages to
Diaz, telling him what a fine man'TEey
think he is and how he saved the
coumtry. Negotiations' were begun for
another armistice with General Navar
ro, as well as the resumption of tho
peace conference. The unanimous opin
ion of representatives of the warring
factions is that complete tranquility for
Mexico 1b now in sight.
Facts that an attack on Juarez was
secretly planned became Known today.
Madero. Jr.. leader of the revolution.
had announced an intention of march
ing his forces southward and abandon
ing the attack on Juarez for fear of
American intervention. His military
leaders, however, secretly agreed upon
a plan of attack notwithstanding their
Madero was persuaded to go to
Bauche, 11 miles away. With their
chief out of reach, the revolutionists
prepared for the attack, but the news
Diaz had submitted to the rebel de
mands by announcing an Intention to
resign came and they went back to
their camping grounds, where today
they are celebrating what they consid
er a triumph.
LOOK FOR A FIGHT.
El Paso, Texas, May 8. Shots were
exchanged by federal and inui recto
outposts today. The federals were
said to have begun the shooting.
Kll.i.KIl ON AMERICAN SIDE.
El Paso, May 8. Antonio Garcia, a
Mexican, watching the fight near the
United States immigration station was
struck la the head by a bullet and
killed. A Mexican woman was bit on
the arm. Several bullets struck the
Louis Hernandez was shot in the
leg while standing on the American
bank of the river.
At 1 o'clock Madero and Navarro
I the inquiry before the Special Exam
jlner Miller for the federal go'crnmeat
!to discover the relations between vhe
lumbermen and the Great Lakes Tow
Associated Charities Tonight.
The Associated Charities will hold a
business session this evening at the
Association house, 637 Seventeenth
Chicago, May S. Captain Walter D
I T f t . t,A ITlna. T m ,t w
pany was called today as a wiUsss in goUat,ons w,n be re9umed late today
FIGHTING IN EARNEST.
San Diego, Cal. May 8. Fighting
began in earnest this morning in the
vicinity of Tijuana, Lower California.
The rebels advanced and detachments
of federals went to meet them. Rebel
bullets entered Tijuana.
FEAR AN ATTACK.
San Diego, Cal.. May 8. The federal
guard at Tijuana, lower California
numbering 100 men, was put under
arms at daylight to repel an attack by
a rebel band supposed to be near the
town. Persistent rumors that a force
was nearing town and would attack at
any moment were current.
DIAZ IN MANIFESTO.
Mexico City, May 7. General Por
firo Diaz last night issued a manifesto
to the people of Mexico declaring his
intention to resign the presidency as
soon as peace is restored.
In this manner the president has vir
tually acceded to the demands of Fran
cisco I. Madero that he make announce
ment of such intention.
As to when peace is actually restored
General Diaz reserves the right to be
the judge. In the words of the mani
festo, it will be "when, according to the
dictates of my conscience; I am sure
that my resignation will not be fol
lowed by anarchy."
Berlin, May 8. Germany has warn
ed France of the dangerous conse
quences which would be likely to follow
occupation of. 'Morocco by French
In view of the hint from Berlin it is
believed here that the French column
from the southwest, hurrying to the re
lief of Fez, will be halted outside tit