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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR XO. 98.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1913. TWELVE PAGES,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Parlimentary Error Found
After Passage by the
LONG FIGHT IS FUTILE
Webb Measure Must Now Take
Regular Course in the
Washington, Feb. 11. Supporters of
the Webb LIU to prevent shipments of
liquors Into "dry" states, which pass
ed the senate yesterday In place of
the Sbeppard-Kenyon bill, found today
that through a parliamentary error
.heir long fight has probably been fu
tile, so far as this session la con
cerned. The bill as passed by the senate was
identical in provisions with the house
measure, but when it was submitted
for the Sheppard-Kenyon bill In tne
senate the number of the senate bill
was allowed to remain on the passed
bill. This, according to House Par.
lU-tnentarian Crisp, makes the meas
ure an entirely new one as far as the
houso 1b concerned, and that it will
have, to go to the Judiciary commit
tee to take a regular place on the cal
endar. To secure consideration of the
v.cnate Mil on the floor of the house
mother special rule will be necessary.
By a viva voce vote the house re
pUHsed the Webb bill to prohibit ship
ment of liquor Into "dry" states.
PAMSED Br SENATE.
Washington. I). C, Feb. 11. The
senate last night passed the Webb
liquor bill, already passed by the house
i s a substitute for the Kenyon-Shep-purd
The Webb bill would prohibit ship
ments of intoxicating liquors from one
i i .to to another when Intended to be
received or sold In violation of the
l.iw of the state to which tne ship
ment Is made.
Friends of the legislation now will
"k to have tho house concur in the
Heuiite, bill, which differs from the bill
pL st by the house only In number.
Should that be done the bills will not
be considered In conference, but the
bill i'ased by the senate will go to
tlie president for his signature.
The substitution of the Webb bill
for the Kenyon-Sheppard bill came
ut the close of prolonged debate, and
was by viva voce vote, no roll call
Senutor Sheppard during the day
hud failed to get unanimous consent
for the substitution of the Webb bill
for the bill of which he was a Joint au
thor. Senator Kenyon, co-author of
the senate bill, closed the debate by
tisking that the Webb bill be substi
tuted, as the order of the day did not
permit the voting on the Webb bill us
kn Independent measure.
The voting was first upon the perfec
tion of the Kenyou-Sheppard bill. By
a vote of 61 to 23 the senate agreed
to the committee amendment, adding
a section to the bill which provided
in terms that Intoxicating liquors
should become subject to state laws
upon crossing state boundaries.
Senator Hitchcock's amendment to
accept liquor Intended for personal use
was defeated without a roll call, and
one by Senator O'Gorman excepting
liquor intended for personal and for
sacramental use was likewise defeated
by 31 tp GO.
Senator Kenyon succeeded In having
his measure amended to become oper
ative July 1. 1913.
Thereupon Senator Oallinger asked
for the substitution of the Webb bill
for the senate measure. He likewise
succeeded in having the title amended
so as to bring the houses In accgf d.
except as to the number of the bits.
Commission Plan Is Beaten.
Lincoln, 111, Feb. 11. In the first
contest to adopt government by com-
m'ssion the proposition lost by a vote
cf C07 yeas and 887 nays. Only three-
fourths vote was cast.
IN FIERCE FIGHT
Chicago. Feb, 11. Five hundred
firemen. 40 engines and other appar-
tus was called upon today to fight
t dacueroua fire at Sixtieth and Wash-
inxton avenue. At 1:30 the Ingram
and Kail anartment buildings had been
dfftroyed with estimated damage of
f: ;,oi" and the tire was stl'.l burn-
leg, r.urulug brands were borne a
jt;arter of a mile by a high wind.
Firemen were handicapped by Inade
quate water supply. A rumor that
a P.rtrnau has been injured proved
l.::ff unded. i
Seven fireman were ln.ired. three .
of tfcein seriously, when a wall of the
Kail buildlug feu Jt . o cock.
FkhmI Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Kosk loUnd, Davenport, Molina,
Fair tonight and Wednesday, colder
tonight with the lowest temperature
Temperature at 7 a. m., 12.. Highest
yesterday, 36; lowest last night. 12.
Velocity or wind at 7 a. m, 9 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. n, 97; at
7 a. m., 76.
J. li. SilEKISR. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Snn seta C:2I. rises 6:59. Evening
tars: Venus. Saturn. Morning stars:
Katurn, Jupiter. Mars.
REOPEN FIGHT IN
Mexico City, Feb. 11. Rebels and
federal troops in the Mexican capital
VlBVA to Iran ii TV nnoittrkna an4 fiuVit inrt
r v 0 ,
was expected to begin at any moment j
this morning. Government troops are
slowly closing In on the rebels.
Madero has not less than six thous
and soldiers in the city and expects
Diaz has 3,000 under his command.
Laredo, Feb. 11. It was reported
hostilities between federals and rebels
in Mexico City began at 10:13. The
federals bombarded the rebels, who
number 4.000, with machine guns.
At 11:15 the federals were reported ;
mailing an aiiaca ou me u.rnai. i uej i
are leu uy ueu. rai c.anueu iui ,
time President Madero was in com
munication with Monterey, Mxeico.
Washington, Feb. 11. The battle
ships Virginia and Georgia of the At
lantic fleet put out from Guantanamo
at 2 this morning for Mexico, the Vir
ginia to Vera Cruz and the Georgia to
Tampico. The Colorado and South Da
kota, at San Diego, Cal., are under or
ders to sail today for Mexican ports
on the Pacific side.
MANY ARE KILLED
IN JAPAN RIOTING
Toklo, Feb. 11. Violent political
rlnta broke out in the cltv of Osaka
, . ...
today. Offices of newspapers wTSieKT
support Prince Katsura, the premier,
were attacked by great mobs. Several ;
aeatns were reported.
The situation in this city is quieter j
today. The rioting last night, in which !
70 persons were killed or seriously
wounded, ceased early this morning.
The severe cold compelled the mobs
to seek shelter.
The rioting appears to have con
vinced tne government or tne lutuity
of endeavoring to continue the Kat- t0 Btake everything on electing Law
sura regime. It vas semiofficially an-1 renre Y. Sherman to the lone term
nounced the resignation of Katsura
and his colleagues would be accepted
by the emperor. Count Yamamoto,
formerly minister of marine, has sig
nified his willingness to accept the pre
Katsura has resigned. Yamamoto
Mil be installed tomorrow.
TURKS LOSE 6,000
IN BALKAN FIGHT
Sofia, Feb. 11. The Turkish army on
the peninsula of GallipoU lost 6.000
men and 60 officers during the fighting
at Bulalr, according to an official re
port issued here today. It is believed
the number of wounded Turks Is more
than 12,000. Several thousand Turkish
soldiers are dtclard to have fallen
In battle before the Tchatalja lines on
Feb. 9, and thousands more at Char
keui. According to the report, the Bul
garian losses were Insignificant.
Constantinople, Feb. 11. A Turkish
warship went ashore this morning at
Karaburun on the Black sea coast. Its
position Is dangerous and It is leaking
IN A STATE CONVENTION
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 11. Republl- i his complete annual report transmit
csns of Michigan met in state conven-1 ted today to congress. He also recom
tion today to nominate two Justices of i mends that franking privileges be re
the supreme court, a superintendent of i strlcted "to official correspondence, not
publlo Instruction, two university re
gents, two members of the state board
of agriculture and a state highway
commissioner to be elected. Allen Fra
ser of Detroit was agreed upon for
temporary chairman. In spltt of pre
liminary wrangling the sebtlons of the
convention promised to be harmonious.
Justice Hand Near Recovery,
Bpiingfleld. 111.. Feb. 11. Associate
Justice John P. Hand of the Illinois
supreme court, who several months
ago suffered a paralytic stroke and
has since been bedfast In the rooms
of his suite In the supreme court build
ing, yesterday sat up for a shcTt time.
This Is the most marked step he has
taken toward recovery. His condition
Is said to be good.
Pope's Sister Dead.
Rome. Feb. 11. The pope's sister,
Ilbsa Sarto. died today of paralysis.
aged 77. She had been 111 some days
j and the fatal outcome was expected.
FOR SIX YEAR
Lewis, Sherman and Funk
Are Named by
TAKE SEPARATE VOTES
Letter From Woodrow Wilson
Shows Interest He Holds in
Result in State.
onrinrnei,, Fh , v Rh-r.
man repuDlican. James Hamilton
Lewis, democrat Drimarv nominees of
their parties, and Frank Funk, progres
sive, the caucus nominee of that par
ty, were formally nominated for Unit
ed States senator for the six-year term
in the separate houses of the assem
Senatorial balloting in separate
houses was arranged In a joint resolu
tion which originated in the house this
i morninc. The resolution fixed 11
0-cIock ag the time when the separate
proceed to ballot for
,,nth th .n. tm
Charles Boeschenstein, democratic
caucus nominee for the short term,
was nominated by Rapp.
i Representative Shepperd of Elgin
i nominated former United States Sena
I tor Hopkins of Aurora for the short
i The first ballot on the senate side
i " the legislature resulted: Sherman,
24: Lewis, 24; Funk, 2.
Short term ballot In the senate: Hop
kins, republican, 11; Sherman, 11;
Boeschenstein, democrat, 12; Funk,
progressive, 2; seven others received
The house was delayed in balloting
by long nominating speeches.
The house, for the long term, gave
Lewis 70. Sherman 50, Funk 25; others
Xo candidate received a majority.
4-VAtUxg will be resumed tomorrow.
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis last
night was endorsed for the long term
as l uited States senator by the Joint
cauc,.s 0f democrats of both houses,
Charles Boeschenstein was endorsed
for the short term . The democrats
adopted a resolution holding the sbort
term endorsement not binding until
notion is taken on the long term.
.Meanwhile .the republican house niem-
era. iu caucus at the caoitol. decided
and are not talking compromise upon
anybody else or upon any other prop
osition. WILSON WAXTS DEMOCRATS.
Dunne today made public a-letter
from Senator Gore of Oklahoma, in
which the Oklahoma senator quotes the
following from a letter recently receiv
ed by him from Woodrow Wilson:
"In what you say about the senator
ial contest In Maine, New Hampshire
and Illinois, and a possible contest in
Michigan, I heartily agree. It is of the
utmost importance that I should do
everything honorable and possible to
secure democratic representation in
tlie senate from those states."
ONE TERM ACTION
TO BE DEFERRED
Washington, Feb. 11. The Clayton
resolution for a constitutional amend
ment for a six-year presidential term,
effective in 1921, to exempt Taft, Wil
son and Roosevelt from its operation.
was put over to' the next congress by
the house judiciary committee. This
Indicates no action will be taken on
the Works single term resolution, al
ready passed by the senate.
Government ownership or control of
telegraph lines was again recommend-
ed by Postmaster General Hitchcock in
exceeding four ounces weight and to
the mailing of such speeches and docu
ments as are printed by order of con
gress." Two battleships in this year's naval
program was determined upon by the
house naval committee by a vote of 14
to 7. Six destroyers and four subma
rines will be providad.
COMMISSION ALLOWS A
CLAIM AGAINST DUBUQUE
New York, Feb. 11. The national
baseball commission adopted a rule,
to be numbered 29, which will set bact
the drafting season for certain minor
leagues to Nov. 15. The commission
allowed the claim of Player Johnson
against the Dubuque teaji.
Frledmann Sails Feb. 18.
Berlin. Feb. 11. Dr. Friedrici Fried-
mann. discoverer of an alleged remedy
; for tuberculosis, will
S1 for New
York Feb. 18.
FAILS TO DIG UP;
LOSES HIS PLACE
Beebe, Ark., Postmaster Testi
fies Before the Clapp Com
mittee. IS ASKED TO DONATE $39
When He Declines His Resignation
V A capita .; !-
Washington, Feb.' .11 with the ex
amination of Postmaster Camp of
Beebe, Ark., the Clapp committee to
day launched into an inquiry into the
campaign of 1912. Camp was inter
rogated in regard to funds raised or ex
pended between the time of the nom
inating convention at Chicago and the
presidential election. He produced
letters signed by Treasurer Campbell
of the republican state committee de
manding a contribution of J39. He
did not make the contribution. He
sent the first letter to Postmaster Gen
eral Hitchcock, asking whether he
would be removed if he failed to com
ply with the request.
NO ANSWER HKCFJVEU.
He received no answer, but in No
vember or December he received a let
ter from the First Assistant Post
master Grandfleld demanding his res
ignation. Camp, sending his resigna
tion under protest, declared he was
a victim of a conspiracy. The post
effice department charged him with
being incompetent, failing to treat pat
rons properly, not employing sufficient
help and discharging an employe with
FARM LETTER CSED.
The letters presented to the com
mittee by Camp, all signed in a fac
simile of Campbell's handwriting, were
of general form with amount and ad
dresses filled In. In each envelope
the following was In big type: "Notice
This letter not to be opened in a
building occupied by the government
in the transaction of official business."
One letter of date Sept. 24, referred
to the need of money In the national
I Sir John Franklin of England In
: 1845-1848, seeking the Northwest pas
. sage, lost his ships the Erebus and
I the Terror off King William Land and
starved and froze to death with 128
j men, forming the crews of both ships.
! Captain George Washington de Long,
; U. S. N., In 1879-1881, seeking the
' north pole, lost his vessel, the Jean-
nette, off Siberia, and then perished
near the mouth of the Lena river with
20 cf his 32 men.
Lieutenant George Washington
Greely, U. S. A, In 1881-1884, in polar
research around Lady Franklin bay,
was not found by relief ships and lost
18 of his men by starvation and dis
ease at winter hut at Cape Sabine.
Salomon Augusta Andre of Sweden,
' in 1897, seeking passage to the north
i rial hv hallofin. dluDOMrarf Into ths
north from Spltxbergen and was lost
with two companions.
Myllus Er.ichsen of Denmark, In
j 1807, charted the northeast corner of
; Greeland and perished with two conv
; panlons while trying to get back to
jhis base of supplies.
Xer r .'2rT 'iHx. i.;.,
IS A CHARGE
Federal Government Be
gins Civil Suit Against
CONTROLS OVER GRAIN
Alleged Quotations Are Settled
Day Before Deliveries at
Chicago, Feb. 11. The Chicago
board cf trade is charged by the fed
eral government In a civil anti-trust
suit filed here today with violating the
Sherman law by arbitrarily fixing, dur
ing the hours the exchange is closed,
the price of wheat, corn, oats and rye,
to be received at Chicago. The gov
ernment's petition in equity asks the
United States district court for a tem
porary restraining order, to be fol
lowed, after the final hearing, with a
permanent Injunction prohibiting fif
teen hundred and more members of the
board continuing an alleged unlawful
conspiracy to destroy competition to
restrain Interstate commerce.
The following are named defend
ants: Board of Trade of Chicago; Ed
ward Andrew, president; Frank B.
Rice and Albert Cross, vice presi
dents, and 13 directors of the board.
Grain bought by members of the
board prior to its shipment, or while
in transit to Chicago, is designated,
the petition points out, as grain "to
arrive." Immediately after the close
of each day's session,- the board, under
its rules, establishes a public "call"
for corn, oats, wheat and rye to ar
rive, by which the government alleges
the exchange absolutely fixes the price
to be offered for such staples, from
all parts of the country, contracted for
from the closing hour to the opening
of the following day.
As the board is open less than four
hours, only half the ordinary business
day, it is declared these fixed prices
contrql the bids of grain dealers for
the other half of the business day. The
rule has resulted, it is charged. In a
conspiracy and combination to prevent
competition. According to the peti
tion, the board dominates and controls
the grain market, both as to price and
the amount sold and shipped in inter
state commerce In a large part of Illi
nois and adjoining states.
9-YEAR BOY CONFESSES A
- Kenominee, Mich., Feb. 11. Albert
Mantle, 9 years old, confessed to
wrecking a train on the Northwestern
railroad near here Saturday night He
put two Iron cattle guards across the
tracks to see if the train would cut
them In 'wo. Xo one was hurt, only
the engine leaving the rails,
FAMILY OF SCOTT
TO BE CARED FOR
English Government Will Pro
vide for Dependants of All
of Arctic Victims.
FLAGS ARE AT HALF MAST
Grief and Pride Are Mingled In the
Feelings of the British " "
London, Feb. 11. Grief and pride In
the simple narrative of high courage,
endurance and sacrifice given In Cap
tain Scott's farewell message to the
world are close competitors for domi
nance in the feelings of the British
"It is white and not black mourning
we wear for those gallant souls who
have done and dared so greatly," was
the comment of a cabinet minister.
SCOTT'S C'l.OftlN'O WORDS.
The closing words of Scott's epic
"Had we lived I should have had a
tale of my companions which would
have stirred the heart of every Eng
lishman. These rough notes and our
dead bodies must tell the tale. But,
surely, a great rich country like ours
will see that those who are dependent
upon us are properly provided for."
AS ELECTRIC MEANING.
Theso words have had an electric
effect. Steps are on foot already to
respond to the appeal to the nation by
assuring a comfortable future for those
dependent on' the men who, awaiting
certain death, could still write that
they did not regret their journey. Mrs.
Scott is assured of a good pension from
the British government
Flags in London are at half mast
FIND AMTTTfDSEVS. TETI.
Captain Scott's party, said Douglas
W. Freshfield, vice president of the
Geographical society, in making the
announcement, found Captain Roald
Amundsen's tent and records at the
On the return trip, abont March 29,
1912, 11 miles from One Ton depot, a
blizzard overwhelmed them.
They bad suffered greatly from hun
ger and exposure, and the death of
Scott, Bowers and Wilson was virtually
due to that. They died soon after the
! blizzard swept down on the party.
Oates died from exposure a few
i days later. The death of Evans re
sulted from a fall.
! The other members of the expedi
tion are reported to be In good health.
A searching party discovered the
bodies and records some time later. '
PATTEN IS FINED
; New York, Feb. 1L James A. Fat
ten, cotton and grain speculator,
pleaded guilty In the federal court
here today to six counts in an indict
ment charging him with restraint of
trade. Judge Mayer fined Patten
$1,000, which he Immediately paid.
Patten, Eugene Scales and others
were indicted by the federal grand jury
here more than a year ago for manipu
lation in the cotton market. Only Pat
ten pleaded today. The Others, it is
reported, will not plead guilty.
. ROUGH JOKE
Peoria Humorist Called a
Liar by Shanahan in
BREAK IN SUNDAY TALE
"Old Siwash" Author Gracefully
Admits Error and Squares
Himself With Member.
Springfield, 111., Feb. 11. Arising to
a point of personal privilege, Repre
sentative Shanahan of Chicago this
morning delivered a sensational at
tack upon Rperesentative Fitch of Pe
oria. The speech furnished an excit
ing episode and came unexpectedly.
The house had Jnst adopted a reso
lution agreeing to vote on the tnvo
federal senatorsoip at tne same time.
when Shanahan arose. The speech
was made while the boose resolution
was being sent to the senate. Shana
han began by reading from a copy of
a Chicago Sunday paper. He announc
ed the article was written by Fitch.
LIE IS PASSBD,
'When he concluded reading the
newspaper article, Shanahan read the
house journal of that date mentioned
in the newspaper. Then he said;
"I want to aay here that when Fitch
wrote that article he deliberately lied
for the purpose of Injuring me before
the people of Illinois. I am Informed
he was paid for the article and is be
ing paid to ridicule members of the
Fitch replied by saying he had not
criticised members of the house with
malice and that the article In question
was written as humorous. He said he
was willing to make due apologies, but
didn't think any member would take
the matter seriously.
There was considerable excitement
In the galleries, which were packed
with spectators. "When Fitch had con
cluded his apology, Shanahan arose
and said: "The member admits he
did not consult the records of the
house to find out what was done Mon
day. He admits he was not here that
day. The proper thing to do Is to re
tract in the 8am e manner he wrote the
Fitch arose and said: "It will be
a great pleasure for me to make prop
er retraction, and I shall do so."
In a few moments It appeared the
incident was closed. Then Muoro,
progressive, of Highland Park, arose
and declared he old not believe Shan
ahan had cause for complaint.
SAME FOR MONRO.
Shanahan took the floor and said If
Munro had furnished Fitch with the
offending article he also had lied. Mun
ro replied: "I am sorry to hear a man
who has been in the house 19 years
call other members liars."
"That's the language I use," said
Shanahan, "when it's necessary."
Munro said he would not reply In
like terms, but would leave the matter
to the people of Illinois.
The incident closed.
Conies From England to Wed.
Bloomlngton, 111., Feb. 11. Emma
Francis, who is 67 years old, arrived
here yesterday from Bedworth, Eng
land, and was married to James A.
Wilson, aged 73 years, a wealthy land
holder of Sparland, 111. They were
sweethearts 60 years ao in England
and agreed to wed when Wilson be
Calls Meeting of Democrats.
New York, Feb. 11. Chairman Mc-
Combs issued a call yesterday for a
meeting of the democratic national
committee at the New Willard hotel,"
Washington. March 5. The meeting
will discuss general questions of organ
ization. TOWING TROST IS
HELD A MONSTER
Cleveland, Feb. 1L The decree of
the federal circuit court at Cincinnati
dissolving the Great Lakes Towing
company as a monopoly in control
of the towing business in 14 principal
ports on the great lakes, was received
The decree denounces the methods
of the company, deciding that in
driving out of business numerous In
dependent companies which were in ac
tive competition prior to 1899, whea
the company was formed. It directly
violated the Sherman law. The evi
dence, it was asserted, showed the
towing trust controlled 95 per cent
cf the towing business on the great
The company was given SO days vn
which to submit to the ft) art a means