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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 185.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1911. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE ADJOURNS AT
7 A. 1. AFTER AN ALL-NIGHT SESSION
Three-fourths of Grading
on Panama Canal
Great Crush of Bills Put Through in the Closing
Hours and Many Others Are Left Strand
ed by End of Session.
ATTEMPT TO REVIVE
Anli-Public Drinking Cup Measure Adopted Cor
rupt Practice Bill Dies in the House Reassem
ble May 31 to Hear Governor's Messages.
Springfield, UL, May 20. The legis-
lature at 7 this morning adjourned un
til May 31, when the members will re
turn to receive any messages the gov
ernor may have to transmit regarding
tills passed and now in his hands for
A bill appropriating $8,250,000 for
contingent expenses of the state gov
" eminent passed this morning; also a
bill requiring payment by state boards
and commissions of all money collect
ed by them into the treasury; also the ;
anti-public drinking cup bilL The cor- j
rupt practice act was allowed to die
In the house,
Extraordinary efforts to secure enact
ment of some sort of deep waterway
legislature failed late last night, after
a protracted conference between Gov
ernor Deneen and leaders in the
The governor and the house leaders
could not agree upon the question of
which general assembly should receive
the report of the waterway commis
sion. Shanahan and Shurtleff insisted
that the commission should report to montcs. lmpriSonment or both,
the next, or the 48th general assembly. By Pervier Amends fees and salar
This would prevent the calling of the ! Ies law tQ glve town clerk superviBor
special session of. the present general
assembly to consider the subject of wa
terways. The governor was firm In his
stand that the commission should be
tt liberty to report aa early as it
STAND OJ ULTIMATUM.
Here the negotiations between the
' governor and the house leaders ended
The latter reported to Speaker Adkins
and the bouse steering committee, and
after a brief conference the leaders
decided to stand on the waterway ultl -
Leaving the more Important meas
ures for the final hours of the session,
house and senate devoted their time
to passing CO appropriation and ether
bills of comparatively minor impor
tance. But one of the big" measures was
finally passed upon. This was the rail
.road and warehouse commission bill,
desired by the state administration.
After an hour's fight, the house con
curred in the senate amendments mak
ing the committee appointive by the
povernor. The house had previously
voted to make the commission elect
ive. At the same time the senate passed
road and warehouse commission elect
DEMOCRATS M1I HKOUM:.
Nine democrats arose in their seats
in a body last night and left tuej
l.all when Representative B. J.
Kelly of Joliet. started to eulogize j
former Minority Leader l,:e OWeil
Browne upon presenting Browne
with a diamond pin.
The Browne incident occurred at
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the end vt a series of spec -lies rmie ,, , . ,, . 6 6 " "
in ,oan..t:-n with the Lrsu r.tation an,d, "ds .bf ,IoS to
of a pulure of himself to Speak.r f'le con fl.cting titles Under present
Adkins. a gold watch to Minoritj I ,aw oul order sa e and the
Leader Alschuler and rifts to other ! Purchaser takes whatever title he gets,
leaders in the house. Despite the I By senate committee on labor, mines
fa. t that more than 70 bills were i and mining Amend the woman's la
f siting a vote and that liie hor of f bor law to prohibit the employment of
final adjournment was near, the j "omen more than 60 hours a week and
house knocked off work for an hour j squires that employers of women keep
and a half for the presentation anija l,me book showing the number of
acceptance of these gifts. j hoars each employe works for inspec-
1 . ok 1. 41'propkj itio (it. j,io,, at a!1 ,imes b factory inspectors.
Under the report cf a conference J'ioIatioa Punishable by $25 to $100
committee adopted by both houses, j Ene-
appropriations for the University of i B-v Bail Ameads the act regulating
Illinois were cut from $3,900,000, j "e practice of medicine so as to allow
es originatlv passed by the house to 1 applicants who are not graduates of a
approximately $3.500, 0t0. " ; medical college to practice medicine
The apprcpriation for the college and surgery in an approved hospital for
cf engineers w as cut from $300,000 ! IS mcmhs, when such applicant may be
to $2H.000. The medical school was
given $60,000 and $125,000 was ap-
The appropriation for an armory i
vs$ cut from $150,000 to $100,000.1
The agricultural college arprcpr:a-j
tioa was cut from $203,000 to
CLE r ducks. j
The house &nd senate devoted their
Oi-e a', the early sessions yesterday :
t-.v s-:v.:?.g the decks cleaaed of bii!s of '.
L-iror ia;: ortaiice. Anions the meas-!
urcs which had rassed one house and ! Cincinnati, O., May 20- Motions to
v. re passed by the other yesterday and ; quash the perjury indictments against
f .it t) the govcruyr for signature i-'Cecrge B. Cox, banker and political
flawed: -leader, were granted by Judge Dick-
Ey c. H. Wilson Amends the Sol- son tcday, because he found the in
c:crs' aaa Sailors' to:e a.ct to allow i dkrtrsents defective la substance.
WATERWAY ACT FAILS
soldiers' wives and -widows admission
By Shanahan Creates the office of
state inspector of apiaries; defines his
duties, and makes a violation of the
act punishable by a $25 to $100 fine.
MAY TRANSFER Pl'PILS.
By Carter Gives directors in a
school district where there are lees
than six pupils to transfer these pupils
to a neighboring school district.
By Carter Provides for the appoint
ment of one or mere school nurses by
boards of education or boards of school
By Donahue Provides for creation
of probate courts in all counties of 65,
0H or more population.
By Provine Election ballot reform
measure. Provides that names of
nominees shall be printed on the bal
lot in the order of the highest vote re
ceived by each in the primaries.
By Church Prohibits publication of
detailed statement or description of the
following: Execution of any person
convicted of crime, indecent or obscene
acts given in court trials, etc.. murder
or attempt to murder. Violation is
trade punishable by a fine of not more
than tl 000 or nnt mnri fhun fsii
and overseer of the poor $3 a day when
away from home and $2.50 a day when
at home on county work. Also gives
town clerks a scheduled petty fees.
By English Requires Itinerant ven
ders remaining in one town less than
120 days who conduct so-called bank
rupt or fire sales of merchandise to
deposit $5K) with the secretary of
j fatate as a guarantee that they will sell
jthe goods which they advertise. The
bill is backed by the Illinois Retail
1 Merchants" association and is known
as the local merchants' protective
JURORS' FAY RAISED.
By Andrus Increases pay of jurors
in courts of record from $2 to $3 a day.
By Ush Reorganises county clerk's
fee system outside of Cook county to
make office self-supporting. Bill rec
ommended by Illinois County Clerks'
By Glackin Giving fraternal or ben
evolent societies incorporated, but not
for profit, the right to own real estate
and personal property, with no limit.
By Burns Empowers municipalities
to condemn land lying along lakes and
navipable utreams for bathing beaches
and recreation piers.
By Hamilton Provides for the levy
of an annual 1 mill tax for maintenance
of the University of Illinois.
By Watson Provides that change of
venue on personal prejudice plea shall
be taken to another judge in the same
By Chiperfield Authorizes county
boards to lease space in court houses
for municipal purposes.
Ol RT SETTLES TITLES.
By' house committee on judiciary-
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I Rl f! I M P a L PJ T
tUIU I III Lll I O
Forecast Til! 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moils
Cooler and probably showers to
night, Sunday fair and cooler.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 67. Highest
yesterday 89, lowest last night 4.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 5 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m 52, at
7 a. m. 86.
Stage of water 2.6 no change in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:11. rises 4:33; moon rises
1:14 a. to.: 4:15 a. m., eastern time,
moon at last quarter In constellation
NO HOT MEALS
This and Other Sabbath. Re
strictions in Prospect for
ASSEMBLY ADOPTS RULES
Traveling, Making Purchases, etc.
Tabooed After a Strenuous
Fight Is Made.
Atlantic City, X. J., May 20. Tha
report of the committee on Sabbath
observance with its stringent recom
mendations aroused an animated dis
cussion at the morning session or the
Presbyterian general assembly.
Many ministers proved to be oppos
ed to what they called an attempt to
go backward two centuries and impose
"a blue law Sabbath" on the 20th century-
They were for a sane Sunday,
they said, but not so strict as the one
the report called for. The barring of
traveling on Sunday, the buying rf
things because vnu happens! to want
inem, even u tney were unnecessary,
and having no hot meals so your ser
vants could re6t was declared ab
surd, and the assembly urged to is
nore such "trivial 'matters."
TAKES OTHER VIEW.
Others spoke earnestly in favor of
keeping Sabbath as the command
ments ordered, and the report with Its
11 stringent resolutions was adopted
WIND STORM NEAR
HERE CAUSES LOSS
Cedar Rapids and La Crosse Suffer
Xo Deaths or Injuries
La Crosse, Wis., May 20. A wind
storm, which unroofed small buildings,
tore down trees and was accompanied
by a terrific downpour of rain, caused
much damage in La Crosse and vicin
ity late yesterday. A number of
bridges in the county were washed out.
Both the lighting system and the
street car service in this city were out
of commission for several hours.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. May 20. West
Cedar Rapids last night suffered from
a storm which did thousands of dollars'
damage. The plaster factory of the
William King company was wrecked
and several residences were demol
ished. Hundreds of shade trees were
IMPORTANT WORK BY
Springfield, 111, May 20. More solid
constructive legislation was passed by
the 47th general assembly, which
closed its work last night, than by any
of its predecessors in several years
past. At least six big bills are sent to
Governor Deneen for approval. All of
them are the culmination of campaigns
that stretch back six or eight years
IMPORTANT BILLS PASSED.
The major pieces of constructive leg
islation that have been ground out are:
Comprehensive civil service ex- '
Drastic extensions of railroad
An occupational diseases act.
Besides these chief constructive
measures the assembly has passed the
following bills of Importance:
' New automobile b ill
Perm anent rivers and lakes com
mission to stop submerged land
Surgical institute for children.
Amendment to commission form
cf government act cutting the re
call to 55 per ceai.
V wim m six
) M0YTH5 TAC
The supreme court
HOUSE IN WEST
Glad to Occupy It, President
Taft Informs Members of
MINNET0NKA THE PLACE
If Congress Provides and People of
Minnesota Approve He Will
Go Next Year.
Washington, May 20. The propo
sition to establish a summer White
ilPJJBg J?3 Lk-.MiB.aePJBka.-'. Minn.
near. Minneapolis as TecerVeuSwith
favor today by 'President Taf Rep
resentative Nye of Minnesota tdd
the president4 he had introduced in
congress a bill appropriating Anoney
for a summer home there.
CAJTT OO THIS YEAR. " -
The preslrnt said that while this
summer's plans had been made he
would be glad to occupy a Minne
sota summer White house next year
if congress and the people of that
state should provide such a place.
KAISER'S VISIT COMPLETED
German Ruler and Family Leave
London on Way Home.
London, May 20, Emperor Wil
liam, Empress Auguste and Prin
cess Victoria Louise left London to
day to join the imperial yacht. Ho
henzollerin, at Sheerness, from which
port they will depart for home to
morrow. King George and Queen
Mary, together with other members
of the royal families in London, bade
farewell to the imperial family at
the railroad station.
PLOT CONFESSOR INSANE
James KHiott, Who Attacked .Erects
ors Association, Is Deranjjed.
Pittsburg, May 20. James Elliott,
who, Thursday night, made an al
leged confession, in which he charg
ed that officers of the National Erect
Chicago bills giving increased
Day labor for building of public
Excess cost bills for Chicago
school children who are physically
New insane hospital to cost $1,
200,000 in northern part of state.
Purchase of Starved Rock for a
Ballot reform whereby candi
dates will go on ballot in order of
their vote at primaries.
One million for T.niverslty of 1111-
nois. " .
The principal pieces of legislation
which were killed follow:
Anti-pass Passed senate; killed
Public utilities Referred to spe
cial committee to report next ses
sion. Reforms In election laws Passed
senate; killed In house.
1 Vital statistics Killed In house.
Antl-cigarets Passed house;
shelved. In senate.
Anti-lobbyist Went through sen
ate, tut rot the house.
Waterways Passed senate, but
Ehelved in bouse by Speaker Ad
kias. . - "
decision will go Into effect within
VOTE OR NO RECESS: HOUSE
SENDS SENATE ULTIMATUM
Washington, May 20.
What is practically an ultimat
um was served on the senate
today by the democratic lead
ers of the house, that there
must be a vote in the senate
this session for or against Ca
nadian reciprocity, the farm
ers' free list bill and the revis
ed wool tariff. Provided these
terms are met the house will
agree to a recess from July 1
file will . be held in session
throughout the summer.
FREE RAW WOOL LOSES.
Washington, May 20. The demo
cratic ladvocates of free raw wool
hadcompletely surrendered, it was
ors' association and detectives em
ployed by it, were implicated in the
wrecking of buildings throughout
the country, constructed by nonun
ion labor yesterday afternoon was
found to be mentally deranged and
was sent to the Allegheny county
home at Marshalsea,
Relief Conies to District East of the
Mississippi Frosts in Moun-
Washington, May 20. Relief from
the hot wave was promised by the
weather bureau today throughout the
country east of the Mississippi. It
will come tonight in the lake region
and Ohio and Mississippi valleys. The
extreme heat will be dispelled by un
settled weather wifh showers and local
thunderstorms. ' Frosts are reported
this morning in Wyoming and western
Six-round prize fights Passed
senate; house slaughtered it. -
Salary raise for members De
feated in house.
' County option Killed in house
on same day that "wet" bill to re
peal township option was defeated.
Woman suffrage Passed senate
with referendum clause making it a
local option measure; shelved on
calendar in house.
Child actor Defeated in senate.
Uniform inspection of grain
Passed house; killed in senate.
Initiative and referendum Pass
ed senate; defeated in house.
Revenue reform Defeated in
house through campaign of reprisal
waged by referendum forces.
Constitutional convention Pass
ed senate; killed in house.
Abolition of minority representa
tion Went through senate; mar
ooned in house.
Ten-hour law amendments
Passed senate; devitalized In house.
Anti-trading stamps Passed
house; killed in se&ate.
Good roads Bil'a for county su- '
perlntendents cf highways defeat
ed. . Increased automobile license
fees for road purposes passed,
meaning 1250,000 a year for the
six months. News Item.
declared, when the house ways and
means committee today continued the
revision of the wool tariff. Mem
bers of the committee who had been
fighting to place raw wool on the
free list were said to have agreed
to a retention of a reduced duty.
FLAT REVESrB MEASURE.
Though the exact rates had not
been disclosed the tentative bill to
be submitted to the democratic cau
cus will probably be a flat revenue
measure, with raw wool cut 60 per
cent or more and manufactured ar
ticles reduced from 50 to 60 per
Taft Family Represented..
New York, May 20. Charles P.
Taft. brother of the president' with
Mrs. Taft and their daughter sailed
for England today to attend the cor
BEGIN A BIG FIGHT
ON LOAN SHARKS
Sixty-five IadlnR New York Con.
terns in a Campaign to End
New York May 20. A campaign
to rid New York and other large cit
ies of "loan sharks" lenders of
money at exorbitant rates has been
launched by executives of 65 leading
New York manufacturing corpora
tions and philanthropic Institutions
They will spread broadcast among
employers throughout the country a
program for the discouragement of
the industry. The substance of the
Don't discharge your employe
when served with an attachment of
his wages: give him another chance.
Disregard the attachment if serv
ed more than three days after the
mak!ng of a loan, as it will not be
Establish and encourage cooperat
ive savings and loan associations
among your employes if possible.
Urge the enactment of laws per
mitting lenders of small amounts to
! charge reasonable rates higher than
the 6 per cent now authorized and
bring such lenders under the super
vision of the state.
AT GRAND RAPIDS
Grand Rapids, Mich., May 20.
A special train brought 135 strike
breakers to the Grand Rapids Show
Case company's plant early today.
The plant is etfuipped with sleeping
accommodations and food for a
month or more. It is stated these ,
strikebreakers are stalled .workers
from the Pullman shops at Pullman,
III., who were left without employ
ment when the car shops turned to
Pierre, S. D., May 20. The supreme
court today dismissed the disbarment
accusae again3t Attorney General
1 Johnson cn the grounds the testimony
did not sustain tne charges.
RESULTS SUMMED UP
Other Work Well Along Land
slides Will Not Delay Open
ing of Navigation.
Washington, May 20. "Uncle Sam
has taken stock of what has been ac
complished at Panama after seven
years of hard work. May 4 ended the
seventh year of canal construction by
OXE-FOCRTH TO MOVE.
Only one-fourth of the great task of
excavation remains to be done, for the
"ground hogs" have removed 13S.000,-
000 cubic yards from the line of the
canal. That leaves only 44,000,000
yards to be cut away.
The placing of concrete in the locks
is more than 52 per cent completed.
The installing of lock gates has begun,
and 70 per cent of the filling for the
gatun dam, which will feed the canal
with water, has been done.
STAGGERING IX SIZE.
The lock gates are staggering in their
vast proportion, compared with the
timber gates of the canals in this coun
try. Each leaf, of which there are two
in a gate, is 7 feet thick, 65 feet long
and 47 to 82 feet in height, there be
ing no less than 92 of these leaves.
Special hoisting machinery has been
installed to place these masses of
FIAVE BEKX 23 SLIDES.
One of the unexpected obstacles in
construction was the development of
22 slides In Culebra cut within a dis
tance of nine miles, but it Is stated
these will not delay the completion of
the canal, as the earth can easily be
removed by dredges after the water is
OF PEACE NEAR
Official Announcement to Be
Made to Check Fighting
ANOTHER CITY CAPTURED
Stated That Madero's Army Will En
force Armistice If Trouble
Juarez, Mexico. May 20. Dr.
Gomez, head of the rebel peace com
mission. Intimated this morning that
some time today, after conferring
with Dr. Carbajal, the federal en
voy, it was probable a public an
nouncement of the declaration of
peace would be made. This, he
thought, is necessary to assure those
revolutionists who might be dispos
ed to prosecute the rebellion because
an official announcement that peace
is assured has not been made public.
This declaration of peace will con
tain the principles upon which peace
will be effected.
HESITATION BEFORE PEACE.
Juarez, Mexico, May 20. Peace will
not be declared as in effect In Mexico,
nor will the general armistice be ter
minated till the moment Senor Fran
cisco Leon de la Barra becomes pro
visional president in succession to
Francisco I. Madero, Jr., will not vis
it Mexico City until Senor de la Barra
is Installed in power. He then may go
to the capital to assist in tranqulllzing
MAY TLRW O BiMJIT.
If the rebels in lower California, or
other bands hitherto fighting independ
ently, do not lay down their arms, Ma
dero's insurrec'o army will be turned
loose on them.
No peace agreement will be signed,
but the interim b-tween now and tins
time Senor de la Barra becomes preai-
At i. ...iii,-, fn ,,.ttinp fh m
congress to enact laws covering moat
!of tne wnlch ,t had been tDOUght
should be contained in a peaceagree
raerrt. - SITlATIO 1 A TA.LE.
This is the explanation which one of
the most prominent Insurrecto leaders
gave last night of the status of the
peace negotiations, Madero's visit to
Mexico City and other complications
which for a time presented a tangle
to the federal representatives as well
as to rebel leaders here, who adml'ted
they did not understand the situation
NOTIFIES OF ARMISTICE.
Nogales, Souora, Mexico, May 20.
Provisional Governor Bonilla of Sin
loa arrived here today as special en
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