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A.ND ARGUS. Ihome edition
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 71.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Illinois House, After 26th
Ballot, Adjourns Until
CARTER GAINS SUPPORT
Progressive Candidate in Sec
ond Place When Legislators
Decide on Recess.
SPRINGFIELD, ILL, JAN. 10. IT
WAS SAID TODAY THE SPEAKER
SHIP FIGHT WILL BE TAKEN TO
PRESIDENTELECT WILSON IN
ROGER C. SULLIVAN AND OTH-
ER DEMOCRATIC LEADERS WHO
ARE CONDUCTING THE FIGHT IN
THE LEGISLATURE DEPARTED
FOR CHICAGO, WHERE THEV WILL
MEET WILSON. .
Springfield. 111.. Jan. 10. The rumor
ed break of the sm-akership deadlock
In the Illinois legislature failed to
materialize when the house met this
I.eadors declared they could see no
Imminent relief from the stubborn sit
uation. Tic led with
ballot today, to 25th
'lro;id from second to third place,
j.nd Cur it, progressive, with 24 pro
gressive votes behind him, took sec
UUOI R TIM. MOSDAV.
The 2f,th and final ballot today re
suited: Tlce. 60; Rapp, 8; McLaugh
lin. 21: Ryan. 4; Hubbard, 16; Karen,
IT, Carter, 24; Stedman, 3; McKln
ryl 6. The house then adjourned till
f o'clock Monday afternoon.
Although Roger Sullivan, former
democratic comml'teeman, and Na
tional Committeeman Boeschensteln,
and other leaders remained In Spring
field for today's session of the house.
It was understood nothing woi''d be
done to breuk the deadlock.
The session of the house Monday
evening will be only perfunctory, as
the aotise will then adjourn un'll 10
o'clock Tuesday morning.
o nvr. kjpkith isrc.inTio?t.
Not. o1y expects there will be an In
luiuratlon Monday. All plans for the
I.i rude, and demonstration are prac
tically off with the prospect that the
exercises will be held Monday, Jan. 20
If the house Is able to organise.
The retiring republicans are anxious
to geii away. All of them have packed
their belongings. Including Governor
Dcneen, who Is ready to depart from
tin, executive mansion Monday noon
rnd the outgoing officials are living in
.ilt cases, awaiting the arrival of their
successors. Under the ruling of the
nttorney general, none of the minor
itale officers can qualify until Governor-elect
Dunne is Installed.
HtrP WrTHDIUWI IJT IOWA.
Ios Moines, Iowa, Jan. 10. Repre
sentative Huff of Hardin county today'
announced bis withdrawal from the
t-peakershtp contest in the Iowa leg
ist' ure. Thus the field 24 hours In
udvance of a caucus has narrowed
to four Cunningham. Klay, Larra
t eo and Stipe. Huff aneounced his
withdrawal without comment of any
kind. Refusing to Indicate whom he
favored. Messrs. Cunningham and
Klay were first to be Informed of his
decision to withdraw.
The house republican caucus is call
ed for 11 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The sena'e republicans will meet at
10 o'clock. The democratlo caucus
win be held Monday.
WOMAN IS DEAD
Qulncy. IlL. Jan. 10. Ella Ewlng.the
M!sourl giantess, said to be the tall
Kt woman in the world, died at her
home near Oorla. Mo.. agl 40. She
was S feet S Inches In height, and for
many years traveled with circuses.
Klrby WltntM Disappears.
Chicago. Jan. 10. Roger Decororly,
a witness In ths Klrby bank case,
wc&ted on a warrant charging perjury,
har disappeared. Diuty United States
marshals are searching for him.
FROM S. GOMPERS
Wellington. Jan. 10. The right of
libor io crcaalie and fcs exempt from
i:..m;ctloa without notic In labor dis
putes was the basis for another argu
r.;. at befcre the senate judiciary com'
r-iuce today by Samuel Gompe.-s. pres
K.r.t of ths ArusSc&a FcderaUca cf
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock UUnd, Davenport, Molina,
Rain or enow tonight or Saturday,
warmer tonight with the lowest tem
perature slightly below the freezing
Temperature at 7 a. m. 24. Highest
yesterday, 26, lowest last night 19.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. seven
miles per hour.
Relative humidify at 7 p. m. 92, at
7 a. m. SO.
Stage of water 2 feet a fall of .2 in
last 24 hours.
J.M.SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Bun sets 4:52,- rises 7:24. Evening
tars: Venus, Saturn. Morning stars:
Mars, Mercury, Jupiter.
Washington, Jan. 10. Sumner Cur
tis says In a special dispatch to the
Chicago Record Herald:
Which of the two progressive cours
es will the progresslvlsm of President
Woodrow Wilson take? That design
ed to place on th-statute books t-uch
measure of reform as cati be obtained
in the Immediate future, or that which
i repuidates compromise and makes
I positive legislative action of the mo
ment secondary in importance to the
This is i
question, not in the leas
academic, but wholly of pran'eal sig
nificance, which is attracting close at-1
tentlon now that, the president-elect
is broadening the scoDe of his confer
ences with democratic leaders at his !
present place of residence. The an-1
swer to the ouestlon involves sneciflc-1
bIIv ti ettpnt tn which th llrvan In-
fluenee is to prevail in connection with :
thx. nnHclen of the next admin strat on. I
and upon It depends also the extent :
of the help which President Wilson j
may expect from the progressives who
have been fighting within the republi-1
One course suggest.s the harrr.oniz-:
lng of the democratic party factions
and a certain measure of constructive
legislation during the four-year term
for which Mr. Wilson already has been
elected; the other means a straight-out
fight wltiln the party for the sake of
the more radical progressive princi-
nlo. and tha lavlnanf lilA .fnnnrinMnn
f. - .r.i-T, f, .r. hence Mr
, ( thai
pi .u v.. uuvjk slum guiu i ii ' i-" v.
cabinet and doing what he can to
'"" " ""!in
with the adminlBtration would be to
open himself to the charge of standing
outside for the purpose of putting the :
microscope on everything the demo-;
cratic president may do. ' i
"Several superficial observers have
expressed the opinion that Bryan,
would prefer to maintain a critical in-;
stead of an assisting position toward!
the administration, always with the
object of aiding his own personal am-
bltions in the future. That is not tjio
case at all. Mr. Bryan realizes that ,
his work Is to help make the adminis- j
tration a progressive success and there
Is no doubt that he Is expected and ex-
pect to be In the cabinet for that pur-: i8 declared to be the selection for at
pose. . tcruey general.
"Mr. Wilson," it was suggested, ' Josephus Daniels of North Carolina
"must strive for harmony between the !s rtgarded as a certainty for post
factions If he expects practical results mabter general.
In the form of legislation.' j Representative Burleson of Texas is
"legislation be hanged!" was the 'slated to be the choice for secretary of
rejoinder. "legislation is not the I agriculture.
thing that will count. If it means com- j Iouis D. Brandeis of Massachusetts
promising or anything of that sort. All js regarded as the selection for secre
that President Wilson has to do to j tary of commerce and labor, provided
gain the support of the country is to j Charles R. Crane of Chicago does not
stand fast for the progressive ideas prefer aa ambassador's post to a pesi
that attract attention. If he does that I tion In the cabinet,
nothing can prevent his renomination J The latest gossip makes Mr. Crans
and reelection for a second term. He ; the crcspective ambassador to Russia.
can afford to wait for legislation. The
country will be with him. If he trims
and seeks temporary advantage, or the
doubtful advantage of 'such law as it
Is possible to enact,' he will be a fail
ure. AS to this there undoubtedly is
agreement between Mr. Wilson and
Mr. Bryan, and it is because of It that
Mr. Bryan will become official assis
tant." Progresslveness of the kind Indicat
ed is generally known to be that for
which Bryan stands In the democratic
party and for which LaFollette has
battled on the republican side. Presi
dent Taft has claimed and been given
credit for considerable constructive
legislation, and his supporters have
pointed to Lira as a man who actually
did things" with the material at hand.
He has been criticised by his oppo
nents for not sticking out to the letter
for reforms promised regardless cf
whether sxy sort of affirmative action
was obtained. President Roosevelt
also was subjected to severs criticism.
despite his great programme of accom
plishments, for dickering and compro
mising with ths coneenrailvet.
In ths right of the recent past it wffl
be decidedly Interesting to watch the
courts which President Wilson will in
cffurats. The confarnces which ts
presldent-alsct Is holding this west
with bis parry Icadors in congress are
of particular importance with, relation
to ths subject In question. The tutor
president's real force and plan cf pol
icy, however, wCl tot be developed so
much In the messages be sends to con
gress at the beginning of his term as
by the less visible measures he takes
when matters reach the stags that re
quires scae work behind tie icsaes.
AlUiCugh &o announcements iiave
TO Mil TO
SEE OIL MAN
Money Committee Wants
to Know Rockefeller's
WAITING ON HIS STORY
Banker Baker of New York
Tells More of Tremendous
Influence of Concern.
Nassau, New Providence, Jan. 10.
William Rockefeller decided to leave
today aboard the steamer Miami foi
Washington, Jan. 10. The money
tiust committee of the house today or-
! de;-ed Chairman Pujo to send a phy
; sician to meet William Rockefeller,
! returning from the Bahamas, as soon
a he reaches Miami. The physician
i wii: endeavor to ascertain whether or
no. the oil magnate is physically able
to give th? committee testimony.
IHKl'.lt Mil. I. STAND.
Washington, Jan. 10. The millions
bicb tbe First National bank of New
York has available for investment
were disclosed at today':, hearings by
uaser, cuairman oi me
bank's board, before the house money
1 UBl m.ueau,.s .unuiin-c.
testified the bank had $74,0jO,0M
av&ilable for investment, of which
fr.l,00,000 was out In demand loans
and $25,000,000 in time loans and dis
ccunts. The bank holds $3,466,000 in
secarlties and has gross deposits of
about one hundr-vl ten million.
CI.OSK TO COAI. TKI ST.
Counsel Untermyur, f;r the commit,
tee, led Baker through a line of ques
tioning which intended to bring out
hi close relations with railroads in
the anthracite tields, usually referred
t5 as the hard coal trust, vrjthout de-
ivi'.cping more than is generally known.
"...ijc, w uncu
i n stton of the banks connection with
CtH securities the question was held
abeyance unlil Baker could confer!
with his counsel.
been made by President-elect. Wilscr,
and while the news from New Jersey
is to the effect that no cabinet appciat-
n:ents have been decided upon yet,
gome recent visitors to the capital
claim to be certain in their own minds
as to the personnel of about half the
official family. Some of them have
bef r. in close touch with the managers
0f the recent Wilson campaign, if not
with the president-fleet himself,
First, there is Bryan, who is declared
to be s!ated for secretary of state.
a. Mitchell Palmer of Pennsylvania
although it Is declared he could go in
to the cabinet; and that, as cabinet cf-
j flcial, he would be given the commerce
; and labor portfolio.
Mr. Brandeis is credited with a par
ticular desire to make effective cer
tain reforms with respect to iminifera
tloa, which he would have opportunity
to do as secretary of commerce acd la
bor. The litest gossip affecting the diplo
matic personnel under the Wilson ad
ministration puts William Church O;-
Jborn in the running fcr ambassador
to London. Mr. Osborn is the broU;.--
in-law of Cleveland H. Dodge of Xev,
York, who was the strongest financial
backer of Mr. Wilsca in the latter's
campaign for nomination for tie presi
dency. Thomas Nelson Page was re
garded a short time ago as the man
who probably would be appointed to
the London post, but he now Las a ri
Others prominently mentioned fc?
the more important diplomatic pceta
include Mr. Crane, as stated above;
Frederick C. Fenfleld of Pennsylvania,
whose came is connected with ths
German embassy; Frederick H. Alien
of New York, who Is mentioned in con
nection with the Paris post; former
Mayor James D, Phelan of San Fran
cisco, who la being urged for appoint
ment as ambassador to . Austria-Hungary:
Archibald S. White cf Cincin
nati, who is considered for the place at
Rome; Thomas Burch of New Jersey,
whose friends think be would fit in at
Havanna: John de Saullea, a famous
football player, who is looking toward
Chile, and David R. Francis and Hollo
Wells of Missouri, who are rerarded as
available for any seed j'.sca la Ci
. v -tr -m
St. Johns, N. V., Jan. 10. Cap'ain
Burke and eight members of the crew
of the schooner Evelyn vere hauled
to safety up the steep cliffs at Aubois
by fisherfolk of that aauilet last night j
nftAr thA- kvpIvti h art rioan
t nieces nn the Iprlvp. nff th shore !
At this po":nt the cliffs are 300 feet
high. The crew
I OSI D TO
Abo n TW )
, w as hemmed ii by ! nouniania practically delivered an ul
one side and the per- timatum to Bulgaria today by demand
a risine tide on
I neTin iculir HifTs rn the. other artd
t .... . !
. setineu wuuout a way or escape wnen :
fishermen came to the rescue
hauled them to safety one by one.
Baby Weighs Only 30 Ounces.
Lafaye te, Ind., Jan. 10. When the I
stork arrived yesterday at the home
o' John Lape, a motorniau, it brought
UXCLE SAM TO KEEP
EYE OX MR. dASTRO
New York, Jan. 10. Habeas corpus
prccootlings brcu?;ht by Castro, former'.;.-
piosldac: of Venezuela, to com
pel the United States to let him land
were suzpendsd today until Federal
Jidge Holt can decide whether Cas
tro can be released from Ellis Island
under bond befcre Lis status as an
immigrant has been settled. .
Castro set foot on United States soil
tcday 'or the first time. In charge cf
an inspector he appeared in the fed
eral district court, where, before Judge
licit, his counsel argued for his re
lease on a writ of habeas corpus.
Tee little Ven-zuelan took off his
hat and saluted the statute of liberty
Ticm the deck cf the ferryboTJ whUh
brought him from Elite islanfl and
-r-r-r. v.ftaA !. w in tv a rrcriran
Ei V t"
Sg when he landed. A curious crowd, southern dUinct, E. R. Eraniie, ! was granted by the District or coium-; ice river snowea a ran oi aimos. iv
Including several" n living picture op- Palmyra. Tee tssocittien re;cn::and- j bia yesterday for a woman suffrage j feet. Wheeling. W. Va., suffered se
errtcrs, trailsd Castro to tlie federal i ei the retentien cf Theodora S. .lie-'. parade ia Pennsylvania aveaue March I verely from high water, no less than
! bi ililns. V.a wts faultlessly dressed
in.a fc-crc a luiuricus f ur overcoat. .
WILL IT COME TO THIS?
1 Fv I 'Jd
- - M 111 1 I
a baby daughter weighing 30 ounces.
The child is vigorous, perfectly form
ed and the family doctor says it will
live. It was placed in a hospital in
cubator. 7,000 OF GREEKS
LOST NEAR JANIA
Salonika, Jan. 10. Losses 'to Greek
troops fighting against Turk3 in the
vicinity of Jania are estimated to
date at 7.000 killed and wounded
Ixindon, Jan. 10. It is reported
ing the cession of Silistria and ter-
riforv -n the north of a line stretching
r' - - " " :".T.
uuui lucre 10 rvavarua, on me macn
j Paris, Jan. 10. Ron mania decided
today to mobilize her army if she
does not obuain satisfaction in 24
hours from Bulgaria in regard to rec
tification of her frontier, according to
a Bucharest' despatch.
London, Jan. 11 Threats of Tur
key to recall her peace delegates from
London and the menace of a Rouman
ian invasion in Bulgaria tended today
to give the impression that the Bal
kan situation has become more grave
within the la6t 20 hours. The ambas
sadors planned to 'reach a decision
concerning the collective attitude of
Europe at today's meeting.
Mogador, Morocco, Jan. 10. French
and Moors today fought a fierce battle.
The Moors were routed with a loss of
600 killed. Twelve French soldiers
were killed and 60 wounded. Tb.i
Moors attacked the French troops,
who were guarding lines of communi
cation In southern Morocco.
Chicago, Jan. 10. Ernest Boden
helm, 44, vice consul of the French
government at Cassel, Germany, cti;'
milted suicide at the lackstcne hotel
today by shooting in tha head. De-
spondency due to ill health is believed
the cause. He was traveling in the
United States for the beneiit c' his
That a love affair may have played
a part In the circumstances leading
to the Buicide was indicated when a
letter written in German by Bodea
heim was translated.
CONGRESS NOT TO ORDER
RAIL COMBINE INQUIRY
Washington, Jan. 10. A congres
sional investigation of tne New Haven
Grand Trunk traffic drai ia New Eng
teiid, is not to be -. seomr.-.ondcd by tte
house rules committee. It became
known today thit the federal govern
c.cnt's prosecution cf ihe railroad offi
cials concerned was cne of the reasons
for the committee';, determination.
Illinois Poultry Men Elect.
Springfieid, Hi., Jan. 10. Business
yesterday occupied the -ime of officers
and members cf the Illinois State
Poultry ascccintica. Three new mem
bers cf the state b;ard of dlrctcr3
were elected, as fellies: Norths: a
A. Tnrbcn, York-.il'.e;
uistrict. Dr. E. C. w nito. svTizzzeiz;
! Coy cf this city as UicreXry cf tfca
s te nssocintiia.
CHILDREN TO ROB
Denver, Col., Jan. 10. Four Sun
day school girls, ranging in ages from
8 to 10 years, confessed to Juvenile
Judge Lindsey yesterday that they
ajepart,flf..fl,hftnd. of girla- who. .have
been robbing: fashionable homes in
Denver the last two months. More
than a thousand dollars worth of jew
elry is estimated by officers to have
been stolen by the children. Kather
ine Gregg, 10, who says she Is the
leader, was sent to a girls' training
schooL and the others to the home
of Good Shepherd. " In her confes
sion the Gregg girl stated they got
the idea of robbing houses from mov
ing picture shows.
TERMS IN PRISON
New York, Jan. 10. Three men
found guilty last night of a $1,000,000
w iteless telephone and telegraph stock
swindle were sentenced today to the
federal penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga.
i Cameron Spear, promoter, must serve
five years and pay a $200 fine; A. F.
Colline, Inventor, three years and a
$2000, and Charles L. Vaughan, two
POLICE BANDIT SCOUTS
IN FIGHT WITH ROBBERS
Chicago, Jan. 10. Four police ban
d't scouts engaged in a runnrg re
volver battle with two robbers early
today after the latter held up and at
tempted to rob a pedestrian. Twenty
o." more shots were exchanged between
the police and robbers in a chase of
a mile. The fugitives escaped in the
Progressive Committee Meete.
New York, Jan. 10. Executive com
mittee of the progressive party met
today to discuss work organization.
Publicity raising funds,
To Picket Parliament
London, Jan. 10. When the fran
chise reform bill comes up in the
British parliament shortly, members
! of the commons will find all ap-
i proaches to the chamber picketed by
actresses and other supporers of the
i movement in favor of votes for
Companies to Merge.
St. Louis, Jan. 10. President Nel
ecn of the Missouri Life Insurance
company announced today that the
company will merge with the Hart
ford Life Insurance company of Con
necticut if consent of the insurance
departments of Missouri and Connecti
cut is obtained.
Wickersrtam's Cousin Dead.
Peoria. III., Jan. 10. Edward W.
Wickersham, 77, a cousin of Attorney
General Wickersham, is dead at the
Ptoctor home, this city.
. O. K. Woman Suffrage raraie.
' v asnmgton. Jan. xu. rernussioa
'S. It is said 10,00 women wui tiite
1 pnrt ia tie- pageant.
Congress Inquiry Asked
as to Naming of Three
MEN CALLED FRIENDLY
Interest of Kansas Natural Gas
Company Involved Kenyon
Bill Near Vote.
Washington, Jan. 10. A congres
sional investigation into the conduct
of Federal District Judges John C.
Pollock of Kansas and Arbas Van
Valkenburgh of the western district
of Missouri was asked for in a resolu
tion presented to the house today.
it is alleged they appointed three
receivers for the Kansas Natural Gas
company a pipe line who were
"friendly to the interests, design and
purpose" of that company and the
United Gas Improvement company of
Philadelphia, which controlled it.
KEVTO BILL VOTE.
No sooner had the senate agreed to
day to vote Jan. 20 upon the Kenyon
bill to prohibit the shipment of in
toxicating liquor into dry states than
a parliamentary wrangle -developed,
which carried a final decision over,
I STEEL, SClrEDn.K.
The iron and steel schedule was
taken up today by the house ways and.
means committee. Two days prob
ably will be devoted to this Import
ant tariff section. Many prominent
steelmen will be heard. The commit
tee today began the practice of requir
ing all witnesses to testify under
ROBIN IUET OFF
WITH YEAR TERM
New York, Jan. 10. Joseph Robin,
a sky-rocket flnanoier, was sentenced
today to serve a year in the peniten
tiary at Blackwell's island for the lar
ceny of $27,000 from the Washington
Savings bank. The light sentence was
due to aid which Robin gave District
Attorney Whitman in prosecuting
Charles H. Hyde, former city chamber
lain, and William J. Cummins, in con
nection with transactions of ths de
funct Carnegie Trust company.
Auto-Train Crash Kills Third.
Webster Ciey, Iowa, Jan. 10. James
I. Butler of Fort Dodge, hurt In a
collision of an automobile with a
train at Duncombe, died yesterday.
This was the third death as a result of
Ten Drown as Two Boats Sink.
Liverpool, Jan., 10. While proceed
ing in the Mersey the Booth Una
steamer Ambrose collided with a fish
ing smack and lighter, sinker both.
Ten men lost their lives.
Slain as Friend Gets His Job.
Bluffton, Ind., Jan. 10. In a rage
over losing his job to his best friend.
Samuel Purdy was killod by John
Lee. Both men had families.
Minnesota Women Burn to Death.
Pine River, Minn., Jan. 10. Miss K.
Evangeline Barentzen, aged 56, and
her mother, Chestlne M. Barentzen,
83, are dead as the result of a fire
which destroyed the home of James
N. Huffman at Rungo.
Unfilled Steel Tonnage.
New York, Jan. 10. Unfilled ton
nage of the United States Steel cor
poration Dec. 31 totals nearly 8.000,000
tons, an increase of 79,000 tons over
Holmes to Remain on Bench.
Washington, Jan. 10. Justice Ollv.
er Wendell Holmes of the supremo
court yesterday denied thi rumor that
he had announced his intention to
ask for retirement soon after
Pioneer Physician Is Dead.
Kewar.ee, III., Jan. 10. Dr. W. A.
Grove, pioneer Henry county physi
cian, is dead at. his home in Galva
after a year's -illness.
IS OVER MILLION
Pittsburgh. Pa., Jan. 10. Darna?
Cfc-imcted at a million dolUrs hie
been done by Good in the Allegheny.
Moucngahela and Ohio river valley.
The flood stage passed today when
j 8,000 persons having been driven rroza