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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 190.
FRIDAY, 3IAY 26, "1911. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
R. GRANT FOUND GUILTY OF
HERESY BY PRESBYTERIANS
New and Former Heads of Mexico
f Resignation of Veteran
Ruler Brings Tempo
PEOPLE ARE JUBILANT
. Provisional Officers Are Being
Sworn to Serve Till an
Election Is Held.
; Mexico City. May 26. Franclscc
' De La Barra, Mexican foreign mtnlt
'ter tand former ambassador at Wash
ington, took the oath of office as pro-
'visional president of the republic to
day. He acts as chief executive in
succession to Diaz, who resigned yes
terday, until a general election can be
'held. Order prevailed throughout the!
capital last night.
i state occasion.
The oath of office was administered
to Be Le Barra in the chamber of
deputies by members of the staff of
former- President Diaz. The most
'distinguished personages in the capi- j manifestations. There was no vlo
tal were present, including the dip-jlenre or any destruction of prop
lomatic corps in full regalia, headed I erty.
by the American ambassador "WI1- j On the motion to accept the presi
Jeon. dent's resignation, 167 deputies vot-
Owing to the fact that the city ed aye, while two of them did not
vas orderly throughout the night de- express themselves. They were Be
' epite the magnitude of the crowd, nito Juarez, a descendant of Presi-
which celebrated the change of ad- dent Juarez, and Concepcion del
T ministration, business men prepared i Valle. As their names were called
to resume their occupations on a j other legislators arose and bowed
t'uormal basis. Shutters were remov- j their affirmation.
Ted from store windows for the first I de iiarii i chosen.
time In two days.
cabinet orr, too.
The entire cabinet or Frs:rlent i in FrRnop, was unanimously accept
Diaz presented their resignation. ed, .'ind einiilarly Francisco Leon de
"General Rascon has taken the oath . la Barra, late ambassador to Wash
as the new minister of war. ' jngton, was chosen provisional pres-
Dlaz's condition improved this morn- ident.
in. The lnflamatlon of the fare: of scarcely les3 interest in the
subsided greatly and the fever has
9fF OL I V TRE tsnt I
.Btotm resigning .office yesterday
.as .minister of finance LTinantour ez-
htbttea to Gtrftrxa, the new Bubeecre
tary of the treasury. $60,400,000 in
gold in the vaults of the freasury.
Llmaotour turned over all the gov
ernment funds in his possession, tak
ing Guerza's receipt.
PASI0 MOST DRAMATIC,
i The passing of President Diaz last!r0"';S in,L0 tlieK c!,-v
ilKht was one of the most dramatic : hours; T,DC,r
events In the recent history of Mex
ico. The venerable ruler is sti l con
fined to his palace, which is hedged!
about with strong guards of mounted
police and soldiers, while across the
Zocaio. machine guns are maskod
ready to deal with any further out-
f'brewks. nuch as that of the night be- j
'fore. Popular excitement was at a
high pitch, but was held in chftk
by the patriotic appeals of MaJero"9 j
personal representative. Sennr Do-j
minguez. for the maintenance of or
Vr and the dignity of the cause.
The -erowd surged about the cham
ber of deputies awaiting word of
Diss's final action.
Inside of the chamber there was
an impressive (scene as Diaz's letter
finally and completely relinquishing
the reins of power, was presorted
and accepted followed by the'pres-i
entation and acceptance of Vice Pres
ident Corral's resignation.
C t SF.S tiRK.AT l)I.MOMllVTKIN.
Immediately word was carried to
the awaiting crowds outside, which
broke into wild demonstrations of
enthusiasm, accompanied by the,
clanging of the great bell In the '
cathedral and the salute of cannon, j
The Btirging masses of people parad-j
ed the streets carrying banners and ,
emblems of Madero with wreaths of ;
flowers and other symbols of the
final success of the revolution. ,
M ADF.RO wears smii.k.
Juarez. May 26. With a emile on
his face Madero sat undr a cotton-;
wood tree reside 'hff irrigation ditch
that winds by his house and eagerly j
read newspaper dispatches from Mex
ico City telling of the resignation of
Diaz. He could not restrain a smile as
he noted Diaz's comment that he knew
cT no fact chargeable to him which
bhould have caused a revolution of
feeling against him.
MAKK XO COMMKVT,
To the Associated Press representa
tive, who was present, he said he pre
terred not to comment on President
Diaz s letter. He gave the impression
he couid not aftee with its contents. ,
It is exnected that Monday Madero will
depart for Mexico City.
Mexico "ity. May 2t. President ;
Diaz, in a letter bitter in its infer-j
enres. read by the president or me'mistie or Mexico t ruture
chamber of deputies yesterday after-,
noon, resigned the presidency of the
nnhlir f Mirn and at 4:34
o'clock the acceptance of the res4g -
nation by the deputies was an-:
Every one had expected an uproar
and deniocstration when the ru-
r.ouneenient should be made, cut
within the chamber the words an-!
fiouccas the event were followed byventicn will prevent this.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island. Davenport. Mollme
Fair and continued warm tonight
Temperature at 7 a. m. 72. Highest
yesterday 93, lowest last night, 70.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 4 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 30,
! at 7 a. m. 60.
! Stage of water S.4, a rise of .1 in
last 24 hour.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
CFrom noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:16. rises 4:29; moon rises
8.54 a. m.; 2:07 p. m.. moon in conjunc
tion with Saturn, passing from west to
east of the planet. dejrrees north
thereof; planet Mercury seen rising be
fore the sun. This date. 1751. iron me
teorite of 4S kilograms fell In A gram.
a dead silence. The deputies seem
ed awed by what had taken place.
j o violence follows.
j in the streets however, black
! with people, every street leading to
; the hall blocked, news that Diaz was
at last no more the president was
the signal for wild shouting and
j jn sjmjiar fashion the resignation!
' of Vice Pres'dent Ramon Corral, now
popular mind was the practical as -
?urnption of m'litary control of the
federal district by Alfredo Robles j
j Doiuinguez, Madero s personal repre-
Personally ' DocninKuez commands
only a smalfbody of local rebels, but
the federal garrison Is under orders
! to rpake no move whatsoever without
Bpcurini; his approval.
; i-'eniir Domlr.tuez stated that he
; can bring b,)J orgamzeo rebel
are aboard trains furnished by the ! resolution providing ror a new com
Rovermnent at Tuernavaca Pach-;mittee to be elected by the senate
uca and Tiaznepantla. He stated
ttiat they will
remain st thHr
ient stations unless they should be
j needed in this city to control the
rresideut Iiiazs letter of iesigna-
"Sir: The Mexican people,
who generously have covered me
with honors, who pro laiuied
me as their leader during the
Internationa! war, who patri
otically assisted me in all works
undertaken to develop industry
and the commerce of the repub
lic, establish its credit, gain for
it the respect of the world and
obtain for it an honorable posi
tion in the concert of nations;
that same people, sir, has re
volted In armed military bands,
stating that my presence in the
exercise of the supreme execu
tive power is the cause of this
OT niS FAl l.T.
"I do not know of any fact
imputable to me which could
have caused this sorl.nl phenom
ena; but, permitting, though
not admitting, that I may be
unwittingly culpable, such a
possibility makes me the least
able to reason ouf! and decide
my own culpability. Therefore,
respecting, as I have always re
spected the will of the people,
and in " accordance with article
C'"ntlnued on Paisre Fourteen.)
FEAR OF U. S.
New Orleans, la.. May
revolution in Mexico will
Tira,cw -n Ann r.r.n
......... , .
or more, according to Policarpo Bo
nil!a, former president of Honduras
w ho recently arrived in this city
from Mexico City. He ia not opti-j
"It looks as though peace Willi
come to Mexico," he said, "but I J
doubt if It w ill be DermanenL I
fear the hasty exit of Diax will give
ris? to many rival ambitions when
: the Mexicans find themselves reliev
ed of the restraint to which they
subjected by ihe former chief-iare:
Ociy the fear of American inter-'man.
ji'sf tjr '.ti a
U. S. Senate Expected to Reach
Decision as to Its Dispo
LAFOLLETTE ENDS TALK
Generally Conceded That His Keso-
lutiou Will Kail and Martin's
Plan Be Adopted.
Washington, May 2G. The Lorimer
i case promises to be threshed out on
; the floor of the senate today
is a strung impression the
j democratic resolution, perhaps moni
8d, will be adorrfeor
Regular republicans are said ta.tv
fer the democratic proposition to that
I of La Follette. . V
CO.XCI.IBKS HIS Sl'EKCH.
Washington, May 2. The foiu"
i --v.v.. . i,
i,njer lase was orougnt ro a Close 10-
; day WDen LaFollette introduced his
pres-:"uer election, it was ODjectea to Dy
; members of the regular organization
nn the Rround it was a reflection
I upon the vice president and the com-
IaKolletts quoted many precedents
to support his proposition
the adoption of his resolution can
not be constructed as a reflection on
any member of the former commit
tee. He concluded as follows:
"Whatever the committee on privi
leges and elections might report,
their action is likely to be misjudg
ed. The public Is aroused, indig
nant, sensitive. They are not in
different in this case.
EITHER BIAS OR FEAR.
"If the committee who Judged the
testimony previously should decide
adversely on the new investigation
will the public think it unbiased?
win tney ne satisnea. or. it me same i
committee snouia reverse its juag
ment will the public
believe it is
BOSTON MILK FIRMS
INDICTED AS TRUST
Boston, Mass., May 26. Indict
ments were returned today by the
federal grand Jury against four Bos
ton milk concerns and one individ
ual dealer as well as against the New
York. New Haven & Hartford rail
road for alleged violations of the
Sherman anti-trust law and the El
High School OommrnmnfBt Held at
Cambridge, 111., May 26. The hign
school graduating exercises will b
held at the armory hall Monday eve
ning, ilev. C. Frank Vreeland, of Cni-
j cago will deliver the address. The fol
2 6. The, lowing will graduate:
loiei reiersou, nucu uucrigu, a i-
Gustafson. Ellen Ericaon. Blgna
, n...V- X-n..lk- TI
kins, Roy Pop pie ton and Reuben Ros
3 DROWNED AT PEORIA
Illinois River Fatalities Occur With-
M iwnn m moi uiuct,
Peoria, TIL. May 26. Three Peoria
youths lost their lives by drowning
yesterday, the fatalities occurring with
' in two hours of each other. The dead
Andrew McGann, aged 15; Pran-
cls Lynch, aged 17. and Ball Bow-
aged 18. All three were drowned
' la the K'laois river.
COWfUIOHT MIIS awnta. WlIK
de la Barra.
Big Delegation of Illinois Manu
facturers Lodge Protests
CLAIM IT IS TOO DRASTIC
Asserted That Kxperience Along This
Line Has .Not Been Sufficient
to Warrant Act.
Springfield. 111., May 26. Tc
Illinois Manufacturers assoefSTioa
today through one of its directors,
John F. Wolffe, attacked the state
senate employicrs' liability . bill in a
! '"jJenient presented, to Governor D?
neen. v -. .
LEADS BIgdEI;!ATION. . w
Wolffe led- a delegation of 100
manufacturers. The attabk was bas-
1 ed on the allegation that. insufficient
bad been had with em
ployers' liability in Illinois to war
rent such a stringent measure as
was the present bill.
;ovi:non sicxs hills.
Springfield, 111., May 26. Appro
priation bills were signed by Gover
nor Deneen yesterday as follows:
AApropriating $20.0u0 per annum
to the state water survey for the pur
pose of investigating the public wa
iter supply; $73,000 for the ordinary
expenses at the Eastern Normal
i at chariosUn sa one tn driv
er the committee expenses of the
session, of this amount $9,000 being
for the Helm committee; $2, 300 per
annum in aid of the Illinois Poultry
association; authorizing the state ge
ological survey to expend in its work
an amount equal to that expended
in the state by the United States
geological survey, and providfng for
the appointment of 102 employes of
the general assembly at a total sal
ary of $3 95 a day.
QUVEElM IS FINED $15,000
Ap ,mM,rtor francs jn Sentence
on Account of His Age.
New York, May 26. Henry J. Du-
veen, of the firm of Duveen Broth
ers, international art dealers, was
fined $15,000 yesterday, the maxi
mum fine in the United States circuit
court. He pleaded guilty Tuesday
to undervaluations of imports and
his firm has already paid $1,200,000
to the government In settlement of
civil suits. Sentence on Benjamin J.
Duveen, who also pleaded guilty
Tuesday, was deferred.
"This man." said the Judge point
ing to Henry J. Duveen, "is over 60
years oM and suffering from a dis
ease which a term of Imprisonment
must seriously affect. Out of all
charity he should not be cruelly pun
ished for what the government of
ficials in the neglect of their duties
have permitted him to do."
Raid Gambling Houses.
Keokuk, Iowa, May 26. Following an
order from Attorney General Cosson
the Keokuk police early yesterday raid
ed every gambling house In Keokuk
and arrested more than a score of per
sons. OIL PROSECUTION
NOT YET STARTED
Washington. May 26. Replying
to the senate resolution Attorney
General Wlckersham today stated no
criminal prosecution of officers of
the Standard Oil aa a result of the
recent court decision had been un
dertaken. It is understood Senator
Pomerene, author of the original
resolution, will Introduce another di-
recung criminal prosecution agaj&et time in the History of military aero-; the Mississippi river yesterday after
the Standard Oil, jnautics. The large spherical balloon noon. The police euspect a murder.
Frenchman Wins Paris-to-Madrid
IS HAILED AS A HERO
Crosses Dangerous Pass
Great Height Compet
Madrid. May 26. Vedrine, the first
to finish the Paris to Madrid aero
plane race for prizes aggregating $30,
000. landed here at 8:06 this morning.
A frantic crowd bore the victorious
aviator on their shoulders to the tribu
nal. On reaching the Judge's plat
form, ho was showered with rosea and
kissed repeatedly "by the women. The
Frenchman was congratulated on the
magnificent flight by the civil govern
ment of Madrid in behalf of King Al
fonso. CROSSED HIGH PASS.
At Bocequilla, Vedrine said he
buckled down to the task of crossing
the dreaded Somosierra pass, which is
4.900 feet high. Higher and higher, he
climbed until he reached an altitude
of 6,500 feet. Then straight as an ar
row, the birdman flew over crags and
snow-capped peaks until he reached
the plains of San Augustln. Here he
dropped towards the earth.
Gibert and Garros are still stalled n
the mountain fastnesses and it is not
probable that they will finish within
the time limit.
0TTUMWA WILL BE
DRY AFTER JULY 1
Judge Rules Consent Petition Insuf
ficient, lacking 91 Names
Ottumwa, Iowa, May 26. Ottum
wa will be "dry" after July 1 as
the result of a decision by Judge
Vermillion today, declaring the sa
loon consent petition insufficient by
91 names. The wets will appeal to
the supreme court.
STRIKE COSTS IOWA $10,000!
Expenses of Militia in Mu.tcatiue I
Trouble Must Be Met by State. j
Des Moines, Iowa, May 26. The
expenses of the Iowa national guard
at Muscatine during the recent but
ton workers' strike must be paid
from the state providential contin
gent fund, according to an opinion;
banded down Dy Attorney oenerai i
Cosson. He rules that the executive j
council must unanimously approve
bills, which total above
RICH PICKINGS ON BOAT
Two Professional Gamblers Mulct
LusitanlA's Passengers of $ 14,000.
New York, May 20. There were fat
pickings for two professional gamb
lers, who came over on the Lualtanla
today. One pae6enger reported that
in four days the gamblers picked up
$14,000 and tthat one of their victims
lost $1,000 In an hour. The steamboat
officers are keeping a sharp lookout
for professional gamblers but occa
sionally an unknown chevalier of for
tune makes a smashing coup,
BY WIRELESS TO BALLOON
Xew Feat Achieved in Army Test at
Omaha, May 26. Distinct wireless
messages from the station at Fort Oma- body of William Sowerwine, Jr., who
ha were received last night by an op-j disappeared from Burlington last Sat
erator In a free balloon for the first j urday, was found floating near here In
ascended from the signal station short
ly before dark. Five officers, Includ
ing Captain De Chandler as pilot, went
up in the balloon, which traveled 35
miles in 50 minutes. Indistinet flashes
from the wireless station at Fort Leav
enworth, Kan., were received in addi
tion to the messages from the Fort
Omaha station. The balloon landed on
a farm near Woodbine. Iowa.
IS BELOW OTHERS'
Florida Senator Reelected Vice Presi
dent by Unitarians but Many
Boston, May 26. Insurgency de
veloped yesterday at the annual
meeting of the American Unitarian
association, when about a third of
those present followed the lead of
Rev. John Haynes Holmes of New
York in opposition to the election of
United States Senator Duncan U.
Fletcher of Florida as one of the
vice presidents because of his vote
last winter on the Lorimer case.
On a rising vote the motion of
Mr. Holmes to strike Senator Fletch
er's name from the list submitted
by the nominating committee was
declared lost without a formal count.
Later in the ballot for officers six
of the vice presidents elected receiv
ed 400 votes the total number cast,
while Senator Fletcher received
Reports of various committees, in
cluding that on the social work of
the church, were submitted. The
election of officers resulted:
President Samuel A. Eliot, Cam
bridge. Vice Presidents Reuben- E. Walk
er, Concord, N. H.; Eben S. Draper,
Hopedale, Mass.; Miss Emma C. Low,
Brooklyn; Duncan U. Fletcher, Jack
sonville. Fla.; Charles W. Ames, St.
Paul; Paris Gibson, Great Falls,
Mont.; Horace Davis, San Francisco;
G. V. Stephens Montreal.
Secretary Lewis G. Wilson, Bos
ton. Treasurer Francis H. Lincoln.
WALKED 300 MILES
TO ENLIST; GETS $14
Justus Tyler, Who Responded to the
First Call by Lincoln, at
Last Paid for It.
Washington. May 26. Justus Ty
ler of Grand Rapids threw down his
ax in the Michigan lumber camp
when President Lincoln called for
volunteers and walked 300 miles
over ice and snow to enlist in the
union army. A government check
for $14 in payment for his hardships
was mailed to him today.
The previous ruling of the treas
ury department allowed $4.40. Ty
ler asked for $300.
PRICE CUTTING IN
New York. May 26. Price cutting
in steel products following the lead
of the Republic company, continued
today when the Illinois iSteel com
pany reduced its stock prices on Btcel
bars, 10 cent3 per 100 pounds. Tnn
Cambria Steel company wjll meet the
cut on steel bars.
SUPP0RT FOR ARBITRATION
Mohonk Conference Wires Taft En
dorsement 01 New Treaty.
Mohonk Lake, May 26. The arbi
tration conference today sent a tele
grams to President and Senator Cul
lom, saying they "heartily endorse the
treaties of unlimited arbitration with
Great Britain, France, and other coun
tries and wish speedy success with
Former Amhassador Oscar Strauss
addressed the conference on "Ilual
ness and International Arbitration"
Resignation Helps Prices
ew York, May 26. In Wall street
today, the resignation of Diaz caused
,dvanc r.t Mexican securities. Na-
tional Railways of Mexico second pre
ferred gained three-fourths.
Doyle, Cal., May 2. The fall of
a giant meteor early today caused
consternation throughout Lassen
county. The shock when the blazing
missile struck Tule mountain was
felt for 20 miles, causing the earth
to tremble as though from an earth
quake. Burlington Man's Body Found.
Fort Madison, Iowa, May 2e. The
Report of Committee
Surprise, but it is
DROPPED FROM PULPIT
Defendant, However, Has Hope
of Reinstatement by His
Atlantic City, N. J., May . Rer.
Dr. William D. Grant of Northumber
land, Pa., was found guilty of heresy.
The commission which heard the
charges reported its findings to the
Presbyterian general assembly this
morning. The commission found Grant
"taught doctrines contrary to the word
of God In the bible and the Presbyter
ian confession of faith."
He was held guilty under the Presby
terian book of discipline, and the com
mittee recommends bis suspension un
til such time "as he renounces his er
rors and satisfies the presbytery of
his purpose to no longer teach them."
The. assembly adopted the report of
the commission by an overwhelming
RECOVER FROM EFFECTS.
Though the decision was at first a
crushing blow to friends of Dr. Grant,
the Judgment, which leaves tt up to his
own presbytery to reinstate him, that
body having already acquitted him
once and being obviously favorable to
him, somewhat took the sting out of
the apparent harshness of the verdict.
MAY BE RRINHTATEO.
It is pointed out that there Is noth
ing to prevent Grant from appealing
to his presbytery at its very next meet
ing and by making a statement re
canting any views that might be taken
to attack the basio doctrines of the
church, be reinstated within a short
While the finding was against Grant,
the word heresy was not specifically
BROWJt CASE DROPPED.
As soon as the Grant case was out
of the way, that against Dr. William
Adams Brown of the Union Theologic
al seminary was dropped by the assem
bly. Dr. Reinke presented a substitute
resolution for the resolution of last ev
ening, in which Brown's name was not
The substitute stated "that all minis
ters had been admonished to avoid any
utterance calculated to disturb the
peace of the church." ThU motion was
MEETING IS ENDED
Illinois Sunday School Conven
tion at Quincy Ia Brought
to a Close.
PARADE IS FINAL FEATURE
Quincy Men Chosen President and
Vice PremideTit Elgin Given
the Xext Kcttiiion.
Quincy, 111.. May 2. The Illinoia
Sunday school convention closed last
night with a parade and mass meet
ing. J. M. Dunlap, president of the
Quincy Sunday School unny iatlon,
was elected president of the state
association to succeed Daniel Z. Ver
nor of Olney. Other officers elected
First Vice President H. F. Lum
mis Quincy .
Second Vice President Daniel Z.
Financial Secretary W. B. Jacobs
Assistant Financial Secretary
Miss Mary I. Rragg. Wheaton.
Treasurer F. D. Everltt. High
Assistant Treasurer Mies Mary
I. Bragg Wheaton.
Executive Committee A. H. Mllla
Decatur; F. A. Wells, Chicago; L.
B. Vose, Macomb; H. R. Chighold,
Chicago and R. C. Willis. Toledo.
Illinois' representative on the in
ternational executive committee Is
A. H. Mills of Ieeatur, the state's
member of the national nominating
committee Is T. B. Stephenson of
Sparta, and the chairman of the
Illinois delegation to the Interna
tional convention will be E. H. Nlch
oIb of Chicago. Elgin, was voted the
31 CARS QUALIFY
FOR THE BIG RACE
Indianapolis, Ind., May 26. Up
to noon today 31 cart bad Qualified
for the big Memorial day automobile
race. The entries Include all the
best known drivers here.