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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 74.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1913. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IN HIS STATE
Last Appeal to Jersey Leg
islators for Progres-
URGES RADICAL CHANGE
Revision to Govern Corpora
tions and Insure Better Pro
tection to the People.
Trenton. .V. J.. Jan. 14. President
elect Wood row Wilson, in his capaci
ty u governor of New Jersey, sent
1,1s second annual message to the leg- j
iMauire wnitli convened today. It
vtf, lux las lorrnal appeal to the legis
lature for the completion of the pro
gram of progn-Ks.'ve leginlation for
which he dec an-d himself when lie
Foremost among the laws advocat
ed are a raiical revision of the stat
utes governing corporations, and bet-
i-. .u cue matter or drawing
commisslon form of
government for :
np.-aks strongly iu favor!,,
of economics in the btate administra
tion. In conclusion he expresses the
hope that New Jersey will ratify -he
constitutional amendments providing
for a tax on Incomes, and the election
of I'nlted States senators by direct vote
'f the people. The governor's meH
kkc written while tho presldent-
e-.t was in Bermuda, and constitutes
1 ic only political wri lng sluco elec
KKt.KKI I.KAVI4i STATE.
At the outset of the documont there
1m a perianal note of regret at leaving i
New Jersey, and an expression of
f-nuitude and obligation to those who
Mi.od by him in carrying out reforms.
A most without preface, however, the
governor calls attenC.'n to the laxity1
if -he state's corporation laws. With
the hope that New Jeaey shall never j
again be called "the mother of trusts,"
the mesMago Is addressed to a legis
lature that is for the first time during
hi admlnis ration, democratic in
The corporation laws of the state
injuriously stand In need of altera
tion, the governor says. They are
manifestly inconsistent with the In
terests of the people in the all-im-porlaut
matter of monopoly, and as
l"iey stand, far from checking monop
oly, they actuu'.ly encourage It. The
whole country has set its face against
thin method of forming vast combina
tions Bnd creating monopoly, Gover
tier Wilson declares. "I am sure that
the people of New Jersey," he contJn
iifs. "do not dissent from the common
judgment that our law must prevent
Tiese things and prevent them very
The govwnor says the statutes of
the pta'e should be amended to pro
ide some responsible official super
vision on the whole process of incor
l r.it ion and provide lu addition,
military checks upon unwarranted and
fictitious Increases of capital. No le
gitimate business will be injured or
harmfully restricted ' such action.
These matters affec .o honor and
pood faith of the state, and should be
acted upon at once and with clear pur
pose. POLITICS AXD Jt RUTS.
After declarlug that the state should
enact legislation to protect its people
from irresponsible persons who offer
1. r rale securities of every sort, the
Itu ernor turned to "io question oi
jury drawiDg. "Why has no leglsla- ;
turo ever seriously and earnestly set!
Itself to correct this condition?" he
nsks. "The drawing of iffand Juries,
and even upon occasion the drawing
of petit Juries, is notoriously subject
10 political Influence and control In
this state, and this can and shou'.d be
ConMnuing, the governor pointed
out reforms in the state's taxation
sxsteuij and suggested that the board
cf public utility commissioners be
granted additional powers to eliminate
dangerous grade railroad crossings In
"a thoroughly practical fashion." The
board, he urged, should also be given
power to require railroads to man
their trains with adequate crews.
While commending the legislature
of 1911 for passing the act permitting
cities and towns to adopt the commis
sion form of government, the governor
urged a fuller extension of the system.
"The path of reform In tha flcld.
lie added, "is unquestionably the path
of greater freedom. Th question of
municipal government U perhaps the
n:os.t serious question concerning tho
orga!rtion of methods of govern
i'.nit hot new confronts us as a na
tion 1 civet for New Jersey the hon-
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ir of shew r.2 tne way oi uwuj i
te f respecting reorganization.
"The firmer has nutfccen served as
be miTfet b?." continues the governor.
"We have set up and subsidized agr'.
c.:!tura! 8Chocls. hcrticul uraV s.S'xls.
fci.ki.ols cf pcultry brced.ss. Bl tiajeSjees was adopted.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for j
Ro;k island, Davenport. Moline. 1
and Vicinity. j
Snow tonight and Wednesday, warm- i
er tonight with the lowest temperature
about 0 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 3. Highest ,
yesterday, 24, lowest last night, 3. '
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 6 miles
Relative humidity at 7 a. m., 87, at ;
7 a. ra., 94.
Stage of water, 6.3, a rise of 1.3 in
last 4 hours.
J. M. SHEiUER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.!
stars: Venus. Saturn. Morning stars:
Saturn, Jupiter, Mars. ;
rest and they have done excellent
' work. But a more effective way still
has been found by which the farmer ;
can be served. Lectures and schools
and experimental farms attached 'o i
schools like laboratories are excellent i
but they can not of themse:ves push ,
their work home. Some states have
gone much beyond this and we should
follow tnem with zes
On the question of economy, Gov
ernor Wilson says: "The business of j
the state is conducted with a waste
fulness, a duplication of effort, confu
sion and conflict of function which no
business enterprise could survive for
six mon'hs. There is an extraordinary
multiplicity- of boards, commissions,
departments and miscellaneous of-
flfil, OVPriaDirie. connected without
i beine coordinated, independent of one
DMr,thnr nnrl vet n:itnrallv liflonirine
Kinirl svHtematic whole, which
lough' to bo drawn together, simpli
pea, Dmugm miu piuffi i rwuuu.,
i pruned, and put upon a footing of efTi- j
' clency, economy and Quick responsi-i
jollity. We are wasting the public's j
money and not, getting the results
i which good business methods would
I Retl" 1
I The governor dwe'.is a- length on ;
the need and demand-' for a constitu- '
tional convention in New Jersey and
concludes his message w ith an appeal
for the ratification of the two proposed
amendments to the national cons itu
He says: ,
Hi p. iitriFir4Tio.
"Two great amendments to the con-! told of the former existence of a sell-; Pewr lor a nencn warrant ror jonu- j , tWQ ballotstne 27tn and .in
stitution of the United States await the !g agency that handled the Waltham m"Jlll ! wlout changing the speakership
rHtiflf-Htinn of New Jeraev. the amend-
went conferring upon the congress AlJI.Mm SffSj inUiejilin- agency,
the United States In unmistakable et'"1 of wnom received $60,000 year
terms the power to levy taxes on In- snlary.
comes, ana the amendment providing nxissn the pbk f.h.
tr,. tho ottton f nonatnm of the ' "Don't you compel wholesalers to
United S'ates by the diroct vote of
the people. I cannot too strongly ura?
upon the legislature the ratification
of both these amendments. We can
not keep our place among the progres
sive s ates of the union and reject
them. Indeed, we shall be in a very
sma'l minority if w e do reject them.
"May I not. In closing, express the
satisfaction I feel in the knowledge
that when I lay down the duties cf
governor I shall leave them in the
hands of SeDa'or Fit lder, a man of
proved cnaracttfr, capacuj, nuen.i
and devotion to the public service, a .
man of a type to which the people of
the stale desire their public men to
conform. I look back with the great- j
cst admiration to that fine group of
men In the houses whose names all
the state knows and honors, who set
the pace in the days when the eta'e
was to be redeemed. It is men like
these who have rendered the policies
and reforms cf the last two years pos
sible. It is men like these who will
carry them forward, and the peopl
of 'he state will sustain them. They
will sustain no others. Wpe betide
the Individuals or the party groups
that turn away from that path! Tho
futvire Is with those who serve, and
who serve wi'hout secret or selfish
purpose. A free people has come to
know Its own mind and its own
St. Louis. Jan. 14. Twelve children
from the St. I-ouis Industrial school
are seriously 111 with diphtheria at
the city isolation hospital. More than
300 children and 26 Instructors are
,mder nuar-ntine In thft ..honl Thir.!
ty eight children have been taken to
the hospital and 150 cases of diph
theria were found in cultures from
the school examined by the city bac
teriologist. The children infected will
be isolated today.
HOUSE STANDS BY
Washington. Jan. 14. Tie Cullop
amendment to the postofflce appropria- i
tion till annulling execuCve orders'
I v iiich
placed assistant postmasters
I riij v ill no ui uni iu evrwuu LULOB Ul-
I f ees and postmaster? of fourth class
j under civil service was rejected by the
; bouse. 141 to 106.
An amendment to withhold per
dit-rn pay to postofRce inspectors in-
vestigating candidates for fourth clss
A LESS FBI
New Facts Come Out Be
fore Ways and Means
ONE DEALER IS IN BAD
Buys for Delivery at London anti i
Then Exports to United
States and Undersells.
Washington, Jan. 14 Aluminum,
' Kteel, watch movements and machine
tools were on the program of the ways
j and means committee today when it
met to hear witnesses who were un-
nun to resury on iron and steel at
i uirunug lasi weeK.
W. H. Donnor of Pittsburgh, presi
dent of the Cambria Steel company,
setting forth that his" cor-my owned
properties valued at $75,000,000 and
employed 19,000 men, urged specific
arti not ad valorem duties on iron and
steel products. He contended that the
duty on ferromanganese, used largely
in steel manufacture, should be no
higher than pig iron and that to in
crease the duty on it would be unfair
to all small companies that comnete
wun rue L-nitea states Steel corpora-!"
phoiii: for wath tri st
The Waltham Watch company, alleg-'
e l to be jn tQe "watc,, trust," waa
i-rflv,pd at th nntuot if t- ir';ty,
Waltham, Mass., testifying that his
company could manufacture watch
die js cheaoer than he could buv them
atroad, said the Waltham company
was originally capitalized at $5,000,000.
It. reorganized with a capitalization of
$12,000,000, and had tangible assets of
$r.000,Oi0. Its patents and good will
iwere worth S3.000.000. The w tness i
company products. He was one of
! seli at a certain price to retailers?" i
: asked Representative Rainey. j
, "We try to, but don't always sue-'
! ceed. In hard times they almost uni- i
formly fail to keep that price," said j
Fitch, who 'added that he "had been'
. pretty strenuous trying to prevent
! watches sent abroad, where they were :
sold at cheaper prices, being sent back
! to this country to compete with do-
i niestic prices."
1 tie witness said the Elgin. Walt
ham, Crescent and Keystone watch
companies constituted what was
kll0wn a8 the ..big four but that there
were other Bource8 of BUppiy.
Fjtch Bald nif company only dis.
cr;,ninated against one man, C. A.
Keene of New York, whose transac-
tions. he said, were contrary to the '
policy of the Waltham compauy. Fitch :
explained the company's fairing out!
with Keene. !
KEF.SE SHIPS TO AMERICA. j
"Keene," said Fitch, "came to ,
Waltham's London agency and said be
wanted to Bell watches in Egypt. They I
sold to him with that distinct under-1
standing, and delivered aboard a ship ;
abegt to sail for Egypt. But before',
fciling Keene came aboard, removed !
the watches and shipped the watches
to the United States."
"That was an awful crime," com
mfnted Rainey. "You were willing
that the Egyptians camped on the
sands of the desert should get your
watches at reasonable prices, while
you compelled the American consumer
to pay perhaps a double price."
Battle Crrtk, Mich., Jan. 14. Jack
Johnson, the pugilist, was taken off
a train here early today by local po-
liLe- n is bein8 nel1 Pending the ar
rival of Chicago authorities who re-
quested his teion Johnson was
accompanied by his wife I two ne -
gro friends. Local officials say John-
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son admitted he waa on his way to To -
.,tn. i. ,L.in-ri
at the home of a negro friend.
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Johnson is said to have insisted tho
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lecal authorities had no right to ce -
came in view he left the train without
ftmher complaint. He said he simply
wanted to go to Toronto to consult lita
former manager, Tom Flannagan, re
garding a proposed fight with Palzer
in Paris. He did not wish to violate
any of the terms of his bonds. Chi
cago detectives are expected at noon.
i fcicago, Jan. 14. It was reported
early today that Johnson, his wife and
twe negroes were on a train bound for
Toronto. Johnson is under $30,000
bf.nd to answer Indictments charging
; violation of the Mann act. The pugi
list's bonds are supposed to keep him'
in the state.
The first information regardirg
4 Jotmscn's flight from the city was sir-
' j ' ' Vl
Pg) ' f
oy puDiicauon oy a local newspaper i
of a telegram from a passenger who I
j recognized Johnson and his party on J
! Superintendent De woody of the de- j
parlment of justice in Chicago traced (
the train and wired Battle CreeK to
an est the negro. J
! Federal officials decided to bring (
; Johnson back to Chicago on a bnch. j
i warrant charging him with being a
1 fugitive from justice. It is 6ajd he will
h held in jail without bail until his
trial in the federal court.
"fi"'""" i ruc.ai uu6c v-ai-.
Application to Federal Judge Car-
thift mnrninc -hn Attr.rnpv nnrhmrh
said he would.. produce his client in j
court tomorrow. The aWffey sald1"1
Johnson would voluntarily return to
Chicago .Sand that an attempt would
be made to Lave him again admitted
BY FLOATING ICE
Toledo,. Ohio, Jan. 14. Pack ice,
sweeping eight miles down river from
' Maumee, gorged today Just above the
$1,000,000 Cherry street bridge. Tele-
; phone cables were cut and 4,000 instru
ments are out of service on the east
i side. Contractors at the new bridge
; are preparing to dynamite the pack
j ice. The river is rising.
Washington, Jan. 14 William Wink
field of Chicago, formerly employed by
the Standard Oil company as messen
ger, today told the Clapp committee
how he and another employe named
Stump took from desk of John D.
Archbold of the oil company two let
ters and disposed of them for $1,000
each. He also told of Belling a copy
of a telegram for $1,000 and of loan
ing two copybooks of letters for which
$'00 was paid. He said the letters
were taken In the fall of 1904 and pub-lis-hed
by the New York American. He
did not know what letters were taken
from copybooks. Summing up. Wink
field said: "All I ever saw taken wefe
two letters and two copybooks. I never
e?w the two letters again." Winkfleld
said he received legs than $2,500 as
Delay Knabe Murder Trial.
Indianapolis, Jan. 14. The trial of
Dr William B. Craig, dean of the In-
. ..,. r h ,
, murdered Dr. Helena Knabe, is
, &6 M wag ted.
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Since the prosecution is depending on
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c-.icumstantial evidence aTld additional
(evidence is still being gathered, the
ic.cai council oi women wisues 10 iaae
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i all the time needed for preparation.
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t luc nuuicu sic Bint iaianu lUiiUB iu
atsist in the prosecution.
TO BE JACKED UP
"Washington, Jan. 14. Wilson's dec
laration at Trenton yesterday tjiat he
would "pick only progressives" for the
wcrk of the new administration
brought from democratic leaders in the '
senate today statements that the new
r.-ecirient w-nutri have tho snnnnrt rsf
the united democratic majority In tbeUl-estra of 40 pieces bas been enga-ed
inzia when he began bis term.
A PARCEL POST PRIVILEGE
Springfield. 111.. Jan. 14. After tak-
deadlock, the house recessed until 3
It-was said Shanahan, representing
the republicans; McCormick, for the
progressives, and McLaughlin, repre
senting the Sullivan democrats, had
agreed tentatively to hold -a limited
number of roll calls at ea?h session
and then recess to permit conferences
between factions at the hotels.
It waa Intimated by certain leaders
that the situation would begin to clar
ify tonight. It was reported demo
crats were considering a common
ground on which to settle their dif
ferences. O'Rourke, democrat, of Chicago, vot
ed for Carter, progressive, on the 28th
b; Hot. Explaining his vote, be charg
ed the democrats were responsible for
the deadlock. O'Roufka's action fol
lows a proposal . Baid to have been
made by him last week to progressive
leaders and declined by them. The
proposal was that the progressives
name one man, the republicans name
to, and the democrats three, to vote
among themselves on different -candidates
and eliminate the low man on
Only a dozen senators were present
thin morning. After a brief session
the senate adjourned until 5 this af
ternoon. Des Moines, Jan. 14. Governor Car
roll in his final biennial message to
the 35th general assembly of Iowa this
afternoon, laid special stress on the
enactment of adequate laws for prison
reform; compensation for working
men injured in accidents; good roads,
and enlargement of state capitol
grounds. Both branches of legislature
met in joint session at 2 o'clock to
listen to the reading of the message.
Among other recommendations were
arbitration of strikes and labor dis
putes and plans for the elimination of
the so-called "padrone" system In em
ployment in the United States.
Chicago, Jan. 14. Firemen rescued
a half dozeu children and parents from
suffocation in a fire which caused dam
age of $75,000 to the plant of the Sin-
paper and willow
ware manufacturers, and routed ten
ants of adjoining buildings.
MISS GOULD WEDS JAN. 22
Ceremony to Take Place at Country
Estate at Tarrytown.
New York, Jan. 14. The date for j
the marriaee of Mies Helen Miller
riMiti tn iini. i ch,.orf cf
wuutu iu iuirj - " i
Louis has been djfinit"ly set as Wed-
Tar. nt) it n e a - -j i H hw Kr.r
friends here. Tie ceremony will be
performed at Miss Gould's country
ntar.- in Tarrvtown at noon and will
b witnessed only by a small gather-
'in of relatives and intimate friends.
( including some of her old neighbors
! In Tarrvtown and IrvinKton. An or-:
'to provide an elaborate . musical pro
gram, but otherwise the wedding will
bo simple. Mr. Shepard la selecting
several classical numbers for the or
chestra. The ceremony will be follow
ed by a seated breakfast, but other de
tails have not yet been settled.
IN SUITCASE FIND
Chicago, Jan. 14. The "BUltcase
murder" appeared solved last night
following confessions obtained by
Captain. Stephen K. llealy oi the West
Chicago avenue station. According to
Captain Healy, the man who was mur
dered was Awle Abdowl, manager and
part owner of a Turkish coffee house
and cafe at 466 North Halsted street.
Race hatred has been Established as
the chief .motive with, robbery as an
iuj mediate incentive.
Hassan Sina, an Albanian and part
ner with Abdowl in the coffee house,
is held by the police as the man with
! immediate knowledge of the murder,
i One hundred and sixty-eight other
Turks, Albanians and nondescript Asi
atics are held as having possible
knowledge of t"he murder pr its con
tributing causes. Two woiien taken
in the general dragnet put out are
thought to have no knowledge directly
bearing on the crime and pTobably
will be released.
The net of circumstantial evidence
which the police are gradually weav
ing about Hassan Sina tightened today
when Sina was Identified as the man
who borrowed the saw with which the
body of the victim was dismembered.
The identification was made by Daniel
Boti, a butcher. When Boti was con
fronted by Sina the latter. In broken
English, offered Boti $200 if he would
fail to identify him.
ALDRICH PLAN IS
LIKED BY BANKER
Washington, Jan. 14. "This coun
try can never have a sound monetary
Fvstem without a central bank," de
clared Festus G. Wade of St. Louis,
a member of the banking and cur
rency committee of the American
Bankers' association, today before
the house currency reform commit
tee. Wade insisted that democratic
opposition to a central bank was large
ly sentiment, and recommended that
the committee report a measure sini
ilar to the Aldrlch bill.
"Whether it be sentiment or tha
ghost of Andrew Jackson," replieo.
Chairman Glass, "there is an insep
erable political obstacle to the Al
Chicago, Jan. 14. Roger Decoverly,
wanted in connection with the Klrby
Lank bankruptcy case, surrendered to
day. He is wanted for alleged perjury.
ASKS BROAD MAN
FOR FRANCE HEAD
,' Faris. .Ian
14. A striking appeal for
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tnp r- 4ri on 01 a ui caitui
republic who would truly rep -
! rtwnt the greatness cf France and not
; the interests cf a' party or group of
! politicians, was made today by Lou.s
Fassy. father of the chamber of depu-
! ties, at the reopening of the session,
ative or monarchist, member of the
chamber since the foundat'on of .f
- ' republic.
Field Commanders to be
Ordered to End Armi
stice. WAR MAY BE REOPENED
European Ambassadors Join in a
Final Note to Ottoman
London, Jan. 14 Decision definitely
to break up the peace conference in
London simultaneously with presenta
tion to the Turkish government of the
note -of the European powers was
reached today by chiefs of the peace
delegations of the Balkan allies.
A resolution of the representatives
of Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and
Servia will be communicated to the
porte in a formal note. At the same
time it was decided to instruct the
commanders of the armed forces of
the allies in the field to terminate the
aimistice which has been In operation
since Dec. 3.
GREECE KEEPS VP FIGHT.
Greece did not sign the armistice
protocol and has continued fighting
against Turkey both on sea and land
with varying success. Montenegro,
alec nominally a party to the armistice,
has been engaged in the interim in
many severe skirmishes with troops
fotming the garrison of the Turkish
fortress of Scutari, which shows no
sign of yielding.
The threatening note of the allies
will be worded in such a way It will
become effective only In the event of
the Ottoman government refusing com
pliance with the advice given to It by
the ambassadors of the European
REOPEN TOLL ACT
Washington, Jan. 14. Senator Root
today introduced a bill to amend the
Panama canal act to eliminate a pro
vision exempting American coastwise
ships from payment of tolls. The bill
is expected to reopen the entire ques
tion of Panama tolls now at Issue with
Great Britain and pave the way for
a new discussion of the subject in the
A resolution authorizing the depart
ment of justice to investigate the af
fairs of the Crow Indians in Montana
was approved today by the senate.
Senator Gore introduced a bill to
Increase the membership of the su
preme court of the United States to 11
members, two more than at present.
Consideration of the six-year presi
dential term resolution was begun in
the senate today.
NEW YORK LEGISLATURE
IN FAVOR OF AMENDMENT'
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 14. With but
four dissenting votes, a resolution to
ratify the proposed amendment to the
federal constitution providing for elec
tion of United States senators by the
people of several states, passed the
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 14. The Benate
adopted a resolution ratifying the pro
posed amendment to the constitution
providing for election of United States
senators by popular vote.
HUSBAND OF FANNY WARD
GIVEN LONDON DIVORCE
London, Jan. 14. A decree of di
vorce was granted here today against
an American actress, Fanny Ward, of
St Louis, on petition of her husband,
Joseph Lewis, South African million
aire. The suit, undefended, was
brought on statutory grounds.
New Burlington Station for Kewanee.
Kewanee, III., Jan. 14. The Chicago,
Burlington Quincy Railroad com
pany has ordered an appropriation for
the erection of a modern passenger
station in Kewapee this spring.
Taft Decides on His Future.
Washington? Jan. 13. President
Taft has completed plans for the first
seven months of his citizenship after
March 4. He will take up the duties
of a law professor at Yale. He will
rtfide in New Haven, but for three
months of the seven he expects to live
New York Captain Arthur S. Ros
trcn of the Cunarder Carpathla nar
rowly escaped Injury when a lifeboa
jberc directly at him on the crest ol
a gia::t wave. He ducked and wa.
drenched, the bo.U passing over hi
had and breaking on the deck.
j Marquette, Mich. Theodore Roos
; g-jlt for libel against George A. Xew-
liett, editor of the Ishpemlng Iron Ore,
. jat the circuit court term opening Feb)