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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. S1I
SIXTY-SECOND YEAIL NO. 104.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1913. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
REBELS FORCE 1
Army Weakening, He Con
sents to a President
NUMBER OF MEN KILLED
Troops Becoming Demoralized,
One Detachment Quitting
Capital Under Fire.
Mexico City, Feb. 18. While desul
tory firing of cannon still wm In prog,
resa t noon, the belief wai gaining
ground that a settlement of some kind
would be reached before nightfall.
Washington, Feb. 18. Many feder
als were killed in heavy fighting In the
vicinity of the American embassy In
Mexico City. Many bullets entered
the embassy, but caused only slight i
Washington, Feb. 18. Diaz and the
rebels may soon be in full control of
the residential section of Mexico City,
according to a despatch from Ambas
Mexico City, Feb. 18. President
Madero agreed today in principle to
the appointment of a president ad In
terim. The announcement that Madero
liad agreed to the appointment of a
provisional president was made on the
authority of Mexican Foreign Minister
I.asouraln. The news of Madoro's de
piston became known early In the fore
neon. At that hour the position of
'he government was weakening; and
the federal troops apparently were be
Tli" situation of the federals became
bo rriticu". that one strong detachment
f troop retired from the capital be-I
ford no.-in una was marching In tne
d'rertlnn of Cuernavaca, 40 m'.les
Klrlnc went on practically the
wliole f.Uht from both federal
pi;-! rebel positions. In the total
iliirk'i'-KH it w& Impossible to
uncertain whether any advantage
was Rained by either side. At 5:15 the
artillery duel ceased. No reason for
lb,' cessation of hostilities la known.
to ram dyamitb shells.
It was thought the break la the bat
il meant merely a change of tactics.
The federal ommander s'ated authori
tatively that no truce had been ar
ranged. Th government. It la said,
Intends to throw dynamite shells.
The federals today obtained posses
sion of the T. M. C. A. building, held
by rebels since the cond day of
flirlit'nir. A rebel battery ha been
. ed In position within one block of
t . rnlt-d States embassy.
:), S:li fipbting was not renew
lOUi day of the civil war
found virtually no change In the po
sitions of the antagonists, hut it Is un
derstood tb federals have received re
inforcements. GrW Tl'RJfED OJI POI.1CB.
At 10 o'olock the big guns of the
rebels at the arsenal were brought
Into play on tho national palace with
fierce fire. Federal troops are con-
cantraMa in mo ?iuuii ui
ace. The palace u threatened by
bodie of rebel, who mad a sortie.
Silas Gtlmore, an elderly American,
manager of an Important mechanical
works here, rwolved three bullets In
the right forearm while walking along
Collr.a KreeC He ran Into the middle
of a skirmish.
taft rsusacDir. sat kadbro.
Mexico CUT. Feb. 18. President
Madero yesterday received the roply
o President Taft to his telegram pro
testing against posN Intervention.
In which PeMnt Taft asuurwd Mm
that the reports of the Intention of
the United State to land troops were
"1 dw expected any lees than
this." bommected Madero on Tart's
mesaa. "I regard tt aa satisfactory
The flgntln continued throughout
the day, but tha federal guns were
quite aa lnoffeotlvo aa over In dis
lodging the rebels from their en
trenched ana fortified positions. Fur
thermore, tho federals did not sh&w
the earn aggressiveness which char
acterize their action in tha early
days of the battle. Thla la believed
to be due to the fact that they real
Ire that for the preeent the govern
ment force ara not of sufficient
strength to defeat the rebels.
BOMBS AT SHORT B.AMGE.
General Huerta announced.
ever, that he expected soon to begin
rn encircling movement in which
bombs would be used at short range,
General Blanquet is loyal to the gov-
ernment sod will be placed In com-
r:rnd of the reserves at the national ,
pr.lare. Both Sunday and yesterday
Madero appeared sanguine of the ul-
tlmate success of the federal army,
He declared that the outlook was op -
MISS EMERSON IS
JAILED IN LONDON
London, Feb. 18. Miss Zelie Emer
son, a militant sufTraget of Jackson,
Mich., was arrested today and sen
tenced to two months at hard labor.
Miss Emerson, and her companions
broke all the windows of the Liberal
association's building at Bow last
night. Mlaa Sylvia Pankhurst was alEO
given two months at hard labor.
tlmlsUo and that he bad been offered
support of all kinds.
la his opinion. Zapata, the guer
rilla, is not in favor of Diaz. Nearly
all the non-combatants have moved
out of the danger sone. Dread and
cornmeal are abundant In the capital
and are being distributed among the
WO KITES VIOLATED.
Washington, Feb. 18. Secretary
Knox told President Taft and the cab
inet today that notwithstanding all
the fierce fighting in the city of Mexico
the last eight days, there had been no
Infraction of the ruleB of civilized war
fare or the principles of international
law to warrant any interference by
tb United States.
The responsiveness of Madero and
Diaz, he said, to the suggestions of Am
bassador Wilson had been so com
plete and satisfactory as to Justify of
ficials in their opinion for a strictly
neutral attitude to be observed by the
United States. During the past week !
Knox talked to several European am
bassadors. 0 CRITICISM HEARD!
In no instance had there been a dis
position to crlttclzj the administration
for not intervening. He declared to
day that the steady progress of move-1
, mnnts in concentration of ships, sol-
aims and marines was not designed to
raoet existing condition, but only to 1 The resolution provides for an amend
guard against unexpected and graver j ment to the constitution.
of foreigners in Mexico beyond tie
ability of the defacto government of
the country to insure.
IS SHIP'S AT GCAXTAAMO.
Four battleships under repair at At
lantic coast navy yards are expected
to follow the Connecticut, which sail
ed thla morning from New Tork for
Gnantanamo. and which will give Rear
Admiral Badger 15 battleships at that
M1UOV ESTABLISHES KEXJEP.
With, sickness and famine con front
lag the ptople of Mexico City, Am
bassador Wilson has established an
embassy relief organization. WUaon
reports many killed In yesterday's
fighting. Hundreds of Americans and
other foreigners are prevented from
leaving becanae firing makes it impos
sible for them to make necessary prep
aration. XAcnrvE era stolen.
13 Paso. Feb. IS. A machine gun
of the Thirteenth cavalry at HachiTa,
X. M disappeared Sunday night. It
la believed rebels came across the
border and stole the piece.
LECISLATOtt TSGES ACTIO.
Lansing. Mica, Feb. IS. A reeohj
tion was Introduced in the Michigan
legislature by Dr. PJon Wheeian of
Hallsdale urging President Taft and
Wood row Wilson to take action to re-
store peace and protect American Uvea
1q Mexico. Wheelan's Bon Arthur is
employed la Mexico City. He baa not
teen heard from in two weeks.
Receivers tor Rubber Firm.
Boston, Feb. 18. Receivers were ap-
pomtM today ror the crude robber
j firm of George A. Alden company, one
i of the oldest rubber houses in the
THE SPIRIT OF 1913
Fcrecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow fer
Rock Island, Davenport. Molina,
Unsettled weather, with snow or rain
late tonight or Wednesday; colder to
night, with lowest temperature slightly
below the freezing point.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 39. Higliest
yesterday. 49; lowest last night, 38.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 5 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 60, at
7 a. m.TTff'. '
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
(From nodu today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets rises C:"0. Evening star:
Venus. Morning Ntars: Jupiter. Murs.
Charleston, W. Va.. Feb. IS. Charg
es that William Seymour Edwards, one
of the republican candidates for Unit
ed States senator, tried to buy the
votes of members of the legislature,
were dismissed today by Justice Gil
christ. WOULD END BOOZE
MAKING IN IOWA
Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 18. Repre
sentative, Dawson introduced a Joint
resolution asking prohibition of the
manufacture or sale of liquor in lowa.
WITH SIMPLE CEREMONY
Paris. Feb. 18. The inauguration of
President Potacare took place today
with very simple ceremonies. , There
was great display of popular enthus
iasm as the chief proceeded to the
palace to take offlcs. Premier Brian d
at 2 o'clock tbis afternoon called at
the private residence of tb president
elect. The two proceeded in a four
horse open carriage, with an escort,
to the palace. In spite of aero weather
the streets were lined with people.
M'KEEN, FORMER HEAD OF
VANDALJA RAILWAY, DEAD!
Terra Haute, Ind, Pen. 18. W. R. I
McKeen, former president of the Tan- j
dalla railroad, and one of the beat j
known fimmderB In the state, died j
today following a loopy ears' Illness. I
He had been a delegate ta all repub
lican ooffvantlone from 1872 to 1904.
He was the only civilian in the state
to be made a member of the Legion
NEW YORK LEGISLATURE "?Vatlngcm, FU It. The yerwport
ORDERS PDUCE IWQUlRYlfiSBSr
Albany, -K. m. OB. Tb leglala-
ture adopted. mwnrtTTmutfy a reeolu-
tkm providing tor m seaxnhmg lnveti-
gatkm of ton Kew Yurfa pottos situa
tion by a Joint wimmUWB of senators
vviiaon mcvpra rwmier rreotoency.
Trenton, N. J., Feb. 18. Governor
Wilson has accepted the honorary
presidency of the national peace con-
WILSON'S 7 BILLS
PASS THE HOUSE
Trenton. N. J., Feb. 18. Objections
to seveu anti-trust bills fathered by
Governor Wilson came to him from
an unlooked for quarter today, when
a group of state labor leaders suggest
ed a possibility that the bills might be
construed as affecting labor unions.
They called the governor's attention to
a provision which would prohibit "any
pnmhtjifttjnii o. agreement between
two of more corporations, firms or per
sons to create restrictions in trade,
'.imlt production or increase prices."
The governor pointed out that the
act restricts "persons dealing in com
modities.'' and said the courts of New
Jersey had consistently held labor was
not a commodity, so there could be no
application to the labor question.
Wilson's seven anti-trust bills pass
ed the house this afternoon exactly in
the same form as they passed tha sen
ate last week.
Hilles Gets New Job.
Albany, N. Y.. Feb. 18. Charles
D. Hilles of Dobbs Ferry, secretary
to President Taft, and chairman of
the republican national committee,
was appointed last night by Governor
Sulzer as a member of the board of
managers of the New York training
school for girls at Hudson. When the
nomination was received In the sen
ate the democratic leader; Wagon,
moved immediate consideration. "In
view, not only of the distinction Mr.
Hilles has gained as one of the citi
zens of the state," said Senator Wagon,
"but also because of the very valued
and valiant service he rendered the
democratic party In the laat cam
paign, I move his immediate confirma
tion." The nomination was con
firmed. Many Escape Bomb.
Chicago, Feb. 18. A bomb, believed
to have- contained dynamite, was ex
ploded last night in front of a saloon
owned by Emanuel Abrahams. No one
was injured, but the windows in the
front of the building were shattered.
Abrahams, who has been active in lo
cal politics, told the police he believed
a political enemy was responsible for
Pana Rejects Commlaalon Rule.
Pana, 111., Fib. It. The commission
form of government lost by a vote ot
226 to 634 in a special election yes
terday. Of 150 voters la one ward
only 12 votes were registered for it
All five wards went against the pro
Janvtus Under Knife.
St. Lou la. Pen. 18. Tony Jann-us,
the aviator, la 111 of appendicitis and
will be operated on.
' nought Peansrlvmnia, with Curtias tor
bine engine, was the lvwvst of all pro
ponds opened at lbs aavy department
It tO Ve not a&r de "biggest anlp
in the American xtsrr, bat as far as
known -wm exceed in size any
Uhip bo far laid down by a xorelsn
! power. The tonnage wffl be 15,000, al-
i most three times timt at the old fa-
mons Oregon. The ccrst complete will
87 TO LEWIS
ON 4TH VOTE
Deadlock in the Illinois
Assembly is Tight
STILL TALKING DEALS
Judge Sherman Serves Notice
That He Will Not Accept
the Short Term.
Springfield, HI, Feb. 18. The fourth
joint ballot today for the long term
Lewis, democrat, 87.
Sherman, republican, 76.
Funk, progressive, 19.
Berlyn, socialist, 4.
Raymond Robins, progressive, 1.
Not voting, 3.
The fourth Joint ballot for the short
term senatorship resulted in no choice.
The vote was scattered among a score
of candidates. Boeschenstetn, demo
crat, and Sherman, republican, led,
LO!0 TERM IS BARRIER.
Lawrence Y. Sherman, republican
senatorial primary nominee, told the
managers of James Hamilton Lewis,
democratic primary nominee, today
that he would not consent to a pro
posed combination involving his elec
tion as the short term senator. The
Lewis managers informed Mr. Sher
man and his friends with equal em
phasis that they would not agree to
the proposal that the republican nom
inee get the long term.
Both sides are standing firm. If one
or the other gives in and is willing
to take the short term a republican-
democratic combination for the elec
tion of the two primary nominees ap
pears a certainty.
LEWIS MEN FAVOR DEAL.
Governor Dunne still stands for two
democratic senators, but his friends,
who are looking out for the interests
of Colonel Lewis, are out in the open
for the Sherman-Lewis deal. The
Lewis managers would like the assur
ance of Presldent-elct Woodrow Wil
son that under the circumstances the
election of one republican senator will
be justifiable. Democrats who profess
to have a line on Governor Wilson's
opinions believe he would never con
sent to giving up the long term. j
WHIP HAND TO REPI BI.ICAXS.
The republicans insist upon having
the long term because they believe
they can force the democrats to take
the short term or nothing. Less than
half a dozen republicans have balked
on the proposed election of Sherman
and Frank H. Funk, progressive. They
have taken the stand that any combi
nation should involve the election of
the two primary nominees, ITSt if it
proves impossible to put through the
Lewis-Sherman combination they will
abandon their opposition. The pro
gressives ask only for the short term.
Representative Joseph Carter and
two other progressives were in con
ference last night with Governor
Dunne. The progressives have sug
gested that they might be willing to
vote for two democrats if, in addition
to getting all the minority patronage.
they were permitted to name the sec
ond democrat It Is understood Gov
ernor Dunne would not consent to
their naming the second democrat.
Furthermore, it is believed he would
prefer to make a bargain with fne re
publicans, as he then would be more
certain of sufficient votes for the con
firmation of his appointments.
ASK BOEJCHEJTEIS TO O.C1T.
A committee of democrats compos
ed of Representatives W. A. Hubbard
and Charles A. Karon and Senators W.
A. Compton and W. D. Piercy is seek
ing to convince Charles Boeschenstein,
democratic caucus nominee for tire
short term, that he should withdraw
Mr. Boeschenstein's managers, how
ever, declare their Intention to pull
votes away from Lewis Ju?t as long
as the Lewis managers seek to elect
the colonel without giving any con
sideration to the caucus nominee
n.OOD OF RILLS.
A flood of bills, the first to be intro
duced In the house since the conven
ing of the legislature six weeks ago,
today swamped the reading clerk of
the house, when, by the adoption of
a oet of temporary rules, the members
made the introduction of bills legally
possible. Nearly a hundred bills were
Raid Chicago "Fences."
Chicago, Feb. 18. Raids on "fences'
and arrests of a number of business
men aald to have profited more by
raids of auto bandits than the bandits
themselves, were planned today by the
police. Names and addresses were, ob
tained from Robert Webb, confessed
slayer of Detective Hart.
Upper Berth Law Upheld.
Madison, Win., Feb. 18. The su
tireme court upheld the constitution
ality of the "upper berth law." It pro
vides the upper berth shall be closed
when not occupied.
EXPECT TO PASS
BILL OVB VETO
Washington. Feb. 18. Friends of
the Burnett-DllUngham 'literacy test"
immigration bill claimed to have
enough votes to repass the measure
over Taft's veto when the senate re
convened today. A vote on the meas
ure was scheduled for 3 o'clock.
Stone, in a speech, said literacy was
not a good test of citizenship. The
blackhand and similar organizations
were composed largely of people who
could stand a literacy test.
"Who murdered Garfield? Who as
sassinated McKlnley? Who commit
ted these frightful crimes?" demanded
Stone. "Every one of them could take
this test and enter the country."
The senate passed the immigration
bill over Taft's veto, 72 to 18. An at
tempt will be made to repass the bill
in the house.
The senate committee agreed to fa
vorably report the bill prescribing
eight hours as the maximum time oi
a day's work for women In the District
Senator Kenyon will introduce a bill
restricting employment of women
throughout the country to eight hours
by prohibiting their employment be
yond that time in any industrial con
cern engaged in Interstate commerce.
200 HOMES BURN
IN TURK CAPITAL
London, Feb. 18. A conflagration
which threatened to wipe out most of
Constantinople was under control at
an early hour today. More than 200
houses and shops surrounding the
great mosque of St. Sophia were de
stroyed. The mosque appears to have
suffered no serious damage.
News of the Balkan war is becoming
extremely scarce. Meagre dispatches
from Constantinople are subjected to
long delays and strict censorship.
Enver Bey, the young Turk leader,
reported yesterday as severly wound
ed, telegraphed friends today denying
$640 MORE FINES
FOR AL TEARNEY
Chicago, Feb. 18. Alderman Al
Tearney, president of the Three-Eye
league, today was fined 8640 on 82
charges of violating the 1 o'clock clos
ing law at bis saloon.
FATHER AND SON
Do Not Speak for 19 Years Be
cause of Beating Adminis
tered to Boy in 1893.
Harboring In his mind the memory
of a trouncing administered him by
his father 19 years ago, Richard Hlnk
ley, who left hia home at the age of
five, yesterday broke the long silence
for the first time. Hot words were
exchanged between father and son
which resulted in the former's arrest
on a disorderly conduct charge, the
warrant being sworn out by the boy.
This morning in police court the
charges against the prisoner, Albert
Hinkley, were dismissed.
It appears that when Richard was
five years of age he ran away from
home and was lost over night. When
be returned to his home, the father
beat the lad until his body was cov
ered with great welts. This happened
In Chicago. The authorities removed
the lad from his home and placed him
in an orphan's home, contending that
the father was an improper guardian.
Some time afterward Richard was tak
en from the Institution and since has
been making hia home with relatives.
Father and son have met each oth
er frequently, but during all this
time, the memory of that beating years
ago has rankled in the son's mind and
he has steadfastly refused to recog
nise his father.
This morning the Judge asked the
young man If he would not return to
reply his ratners home. "ro, was
the reply, "I will never go back to
him or speak to him. I can never
forget the way he treated me when
was a boy."
The father, who ! an aged man,
upon hearing his son's words, bowed
his gray head and breaking down
completely, wept. The court dismiss
ed the charges.
Herbert Laneton Dead.
Washington, Feb. 18. Herbert
Lanston, Inventor of a typesetting ma
chine which bore his name, is dead.
Popuar Eleotion Approved.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 18. A Joint res
olution providing for the popular elec
tion of United State senators passed
the assembly. It already had passed
Kansas City Further testimony
tending to show the use of cyanide of
potassium la tne Swope home by Dr.
B. Clarke Hyde, accused of murder,
was given by Miss Lou E. Van Nuys,
who waa a nurse In. tho Swop horn
during the illness of Margaret Swope.
Big Eastern Strike is
Prevented by Commit
MADE UNDER PROTEST
Requested Also That All of the
Hearings Be Open to the
New York. Feb. IS. Eastern rail
roads agreed today to arbitrate the
demands of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Firemen and Englnemen under
the Erdman act. This breaks the
deadlock. The decision of the roads
was announced in an official state
ment issued by Chairman Lee of the
conference committee of managers.
"The managers feel." says the state
ment, "that the public will not tol
erate a strike."
Lee's communication was addressed
to Judge Knapp of the commerce court
and O. W. Hangar, acting United
States commissioner of labor, who
have been acting as mediators In tho
In part .it said:
"At the urgent request of you, as
representatives of the government,
and under the strongest protest we
are able to voice, the managers' com
mittee agrees to arbitrate the fire
men'B controversy under the Erdman
act. The managers shall earnestly
request that the hearings be open to
"The managers feel the public will
not tolerate a strike. Realizing tha
three-fold responsibility to the public,
their men and their shareholders, they
only agreed to arbitrate under the
Erdman act when It seemed the only
way to avoid the calamity cf a strike.
The question tho public should serious
ly consider 1b whether. In compelling
the railroads to arbitrate under a
curing temporary convenience and ao
curing temporary convenience and ac
commodation, they are not sacrificing
their permanent welfare.
1VAIIXS OF OTHER DEMANDS.
"The manage ra" committee wishes to
warn the public at this time of another
and similar ' demand for Increased
wages made by conductors and train
men. We desire to put the publlo
on notice as to the crisis that will con
front them when these demands are
considered by the railroads."
WAGES MAIN aiKSTlOW.
The question to come before the ar
bitrators is principally ono of wages.
The railroads have already expressed
a willingness to raise wages, but not
to the maximum demanded. To grant
this, they assert, would cost $12,000,-
000 a year. The firemen themselves
admit the defects of the Erdman act.
and while the present dispute will bo
settled under the existing law after
wards. President Carter of tho Broth
erhood will meet with the heads of
other railway and labor organizations
and representatives of railroads and
request congress to amend the law in
CARMEN STRIKE R.XDR.
Kansas City, Feb. 18. A strike call
ed In September, 1911, Involving 11,000
carmen throughout the Missouri, Kan
sas ft Texas railroad system, ceased
at noon today. The strike followed
the refusal of the company to honor
the contract with the carmen as laid
down by a committee of the union as
a whole. President Ryan of the In
ternational Brotherhood of Railway
Carmen said the company had now,
agreed to recognize the actions of the
committee as a whole as binding over
the entire system. The principal shops
affected by the strike were Sedalla,
Mo., Fort Worth and Denison, Texas,
and Parsons, Kan.
Qulncy Has $500,000 Fire.
Quincy, 111., Feb. 18. The Daytoi
tablet factory was destroyed by Are
last night. The plant covered an en
tire block 'and the fire threatened to
spread. The loss to the tablet factory
Is estimated at $500,000.
8uffrageto Leave Cheater.
Chester, Pa., Feb. 18. With their
ranas unnroxen tne iitue Dana or sur
fragets walking to Washington started
southward at 10 o'clock this morning.
Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 18. J. P. Morgan
continued to improve in health today,
according to a cablegram to his son.
3 ASSASSINS ARE
SLAIN IN PUBLIC
San Salvador, Feb. 18. Three of the
assassins of the late President Araa-,
Jo were shot by a platoon of soldiers
thla morning in tho preaano et a
large concourse of people