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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 111.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1913. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS-
Brother of President Said
to Have Been Shot
ARMY SETS A
FAST PACE IN
Forces at Galveston
Part of Wilson Cabinet
lk a!Kbr18l 4-Vi - , ft
HAD GONE WITH REBELS
Widow of Fallen Leader Holds
Large Insurance Policies in
Shows Big Saving to the
Government Would be
Mexico City, Feb. 26. No official
confirmation w as received today of the
reported death of Emllio Madero, a
brother of the lute president, who wa
xaiil to have been shot dead Dear
Monterey while attempting to join the
Vera Cruz, Feb. 26. It wu learned
today Senora Madero, 'widow of the
late president, holds life Insurance
policies amounting to several hundred
thousand dollars, taken out In Amer
WILL PROTECT BORDER.
Washington, Feb. 26. Senator
Culberson and Sheppard were assur
ed today by Secretary Stimson that
every possible precaution would be
taken to protect the Texas border
against the raids of rebels. Later
Sheppard laid the situation before the
senate committee on foreign relations
The committee agreed to make repre
sentation to the secretary of war, urg
ing stronger forces along the lines.
Mexico City, Feb. 26. Hope for im
mediate peace In Mexico Is slight.
Rebel activity in the north ban in
creased and the government's efforts
to enter Into arrangements with the
Zapatistas appear ' to have failed.
Whether the rebels, whose center Is
the state of Coah'it'a, where Governor
Carranza. father-in-law of Gustavo
Madero, oppose the new regimnave The sixth Joint, ballot -ot JLhe
increased numerically, is not, -gwiiwui Term senatorshlp was without result.
CoL R. M. Grtty (left. Briar. Ga.
Mart a P. Midi mm 4 Major Gn.
WUltam H. Cartar Cbattaa.
The concentration of American
troops at Galveston, Texas, has gone
on swiftly and smoothly. Major Gen
eral William H. Carter of Chicago is
In charge of the movement south of
the troops. Among those who will be
the first to go to Mexico in case of
intervention will be Brigadier Genera
Marlon P. Mans, in command of the
first dlrlslon of the United States
army; Brigadier General Frederick A.
Smith, in charge of the fifth brigade,
second division; Colonel R. M. Getty of
the 27th Infantry; Colonel J. S. Mai
lory of the 29th Infantry, and Colonel
C. D. Cowles of the 5th infantry.
It is President Taft's purpose to
mobilize as close to the Mexican
frontier as feasible a body of 10,000
troops, to preserve intact the naval
force In Mexican waters.
-B.-i K -idii
NATION IS FAR BEHIND
Only One in World, President
Says, That Does Not Have
SIXTH LONG TERM
BALLOT IS TAKEN
Springfield, 111.. Feb. 2C Tli sixth
joint ballot for the long term Henator
ship was taken today. There was no
ti " 1 II'
I The Weather
Fcrect Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow fer
Ro;k iaUnd, Davenport, Molina,
Snow this afternoon and tonight and
probably Thursday, colder tonight with
thu lowest temperature about 15 de-
Washington, Feb. 26. President
Taft today sent to congress his much
discussed "budget" message. He rec
ommended the adoption of a budget
system of relating proposed expendi
tures to expected revenues and de
clared that congress would be greatly
I benefited by having before it such a
j statement before it began the annual
grind upon appropriation bills. The
United States, the president wrote, was
the only great nation in the world
which did not use the budget system
and in consequence it "may be said
to be without Plan or program." He
'indicated that owing to the late day
at which he was able to transmit his
message he expected little legislation
on the topic from the present con
gress. The president took full responsibil
ity for the message upon himself.
Congress in the last sundry civil bill
directed the secretary of the treasury
to submit estimates hereafter In the
old way. Mr. Taft pointed out, how
ever, that he had directed the secre
tary of the treasury to agree with the
directions of congress and also to send
him information for a budget message.
He referred congress also to the por
tion of the constitution which requires
him from time to time to recommend
such measures as he shall deem neces-
Galveston Assembly First
Test of Plan of Re-
PLEASING TO STIMSON
Expect Complete Second Divi
sion to Be Mobilized at End
of Present Week.
William J. Bfyaa.
1. now ii. but they have bo conducted
their operations already that communi
cation with the frontier has been
Mopped, that region between Laredo
i.nd San huls Potosl being practically
desolated. In Coahuila also are two
brothers of the slain president, Fran
cisco I. Madero.
in the south the Zapatistas continue
hurnlnc and raiding, and an attack
mi a military train between Ozumba
iind Mexico City loawa little doubt as
to their attitude toward the new ad
ministration. The attack was of the
ordinary ambush type.
Kir.llT FOR TWO IIOl R.
The train was stopped by a burned
out bridge, and the fighting continued
for more than two hours.
One of the demands of the Zapatis
tas, made today by commiassioners
representing that section of the rebels,
was that all Zapatistas officers be ad
mitted to the regular establishments
with corresponding rank, some hav
ing assumed the titlt of general. To
this the government strongly objected.
The commissioners left In order to
report to their chief, and soon word
came back that the Zapatistas consid
ered the revolution sti.l in progress.
The government has sent forcest
honthward toward Cuernavaca along
the line of the Central railway, a
portion of which, destroyed by rebels,
will be rebuilt.
Reports from the state of Morales
indicate that the work of destruction
during the last 24 hours has been more
complete than Is ordinarily undertake
n by the rebels.
BK." CHAf E I G'VJUIKKO.
To offset the antagonism of the
ZaDatlstas. however, the government
bellevea there will be no difficulty In
concluding wTangementa for peace
with Juan Andrew Almazan and Julio
Radlllo. the two most prominent lead
ers In the state of Guerrero.
Nor Is there much doubt felt that
arrangements can be made by the
government agents sent to El Paso
w ith representatives of Orozco's army.
Benjamin Argueryede, Cneche Cam
pos and the two Pascual Orozcos,
father and son, the most valiant lead
ers. It is announced here, have ex
pressed willingness to co-operate.
Their field chiefly has been In the
district about Torreon. and if the ex
pected arrangements are made it is
not Improbable that they may be em
ployed in combating the elements of
Hie new revolution centered in Coa
huila. The official closing of the "port of
entry" at Nucvo Ijircdo was the first
public intimation here that the gov
ernment regarded the rebels to the
in rth of Monterey as unfriendly to
he new regime. It has been stated
officially that Venustiano Carrenza.
K verncr of Coahuila. had decided to
iib.'nden his antagonistic attitude, but
hepe of this has greatly diminished,
and the rutting of the National rail
road between San I.uis Potosi and
Saliilio. and between San Luis and
Tampico Indicates that the govern-
ment has much work to do before
It can subjugate the rebels.
Senator Ijandee introduced a bill au
thorizing the establishment of state
employment agencies where two cr
more contiguous cities or towns show
a combined population exceeding r'i.
000. It will apply to Rock Island and
grpes above zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m.. 29. Highest sary an exped-ieiU.
yesterday, 3u; lowest last night, 26. Y 1 . apvAmagkn show".
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles ; Some of the advantages of the bud
per hour. get ByBtem as pointed out by the
Precipitation, .25 inch. i president were:
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 99, at A means of locating responsibility
lor estimates in keeping with reve-
J. M. SHKKIER. Local Forecaster.
Trenton, N. J.. Feb. 6. Today was
Wilson's last working day at thi
state house, and by nightfall he was
expected to wind up his duties as gov
ernor. Final arrangements for the
journey to Washington were com
pleted today. A student committee
from Princeton will call at the Wilson
bungalow in two automobiles at 10:30
Monday morning to take the Wilson
family to the station.
; ASTROOMICAL EVENTS.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets T, iJ. rises (i:37. Evening
stars: Mercury. Venus. Saturn. Morn
ing stars: Jupiter. Mars.
FIND BIG LOOT AT
ft nmnfinn qthdc
Chicago, Feb. 26. Following the ar
rest of five men who confessed they
had been stealing from express and
transfer company wagons for seven
months, detectives today raided the cons'stent and ill-defined program.
Six hundred rocery 01 Frank Rossi and seized j To cancel the nation's debt, through
A means of allowing congress to see
j how mi!h gross it will have to spend
! before it begins appropriating for each
department or detail of government
Because it would furnish congress
and the public with ready reference to
reports and the detailed records of
Because it would produce an ade
i quate organization for assembling
! and classifying information to be
used in telling the country what has
been done and of the government's
To aid in working with a well de
fined purpose in many bureaus hither
to organized but directed under an in-
Washington. Feb. 26. The person
nel of the cabinet of President Wilson,
as partially made known last night
by information reaching congression
al quarters, and which stood today
practically unchanged, named:
Secretary of State WILLIAM J.
Secretary of the Treasury WIL
LIAM G. M'ADOO, New York. .
Secretary of the Navy JOSEPHUS
DANIELS, North Carolina.
Postmaster General ALBERT SYD
NEY BURLESON, Texas.
Some published reports, including
the name of Chancellor Walker of New
Jersey as attorney general, were not
confirmed. Information on which the
four portfolios was definitely design
ed was of a positive character, but
it did not include the name of Walker.
While -the name was not disclosed
today, it was said the new secretary of
the interior would not be any of those
prominently mentioned in that con
nection. It Is to be a new cabinet
from top to bottom.
It became known today that J. ,Mit
chell Palmer of Pennsylvania was of
fered the portfolio of secretary of war
and based his declination upon the fact
that he is of Quaker ancestry and
could not, in keeping with thr tradi
tions of his blood, become head of a
It also became known that .Mayor
Baker of Cleveland was offered a cab-
Albert S. Uurlcaoa.
inet portfolio, but declined because he
has great projects in mind for the city
It Is said with a great degree of
positiveness that Burleson, who is se-
Chlcago. Feb. Z(. The 27th Infan
try at Fort Sheridan started for Gal
veston early this morning.
Washington. Feb. 2C. With the pros
pect of armed opposition to the new
provisional government of Mexico re
duced to a few small threatened upris
ings by followers of the late President
Madero, it is the opinion of officials
here that the chances for the use of
military arms to protect American In
terests have greatly diminished.
Concentration of troops at Galves
ton will continue, but admittedly the
purpose now is principally to test the
working of the new system, of army re
organization. Major Genoral Carter,
commander of the second division, due
to arrive In Galveston in the next 24
hours, will take the opportunity afford
ed by the assembly of the complete
division of troops to put them through
the paces. Uub affording various regi
mental and brigade commanders prac
tically the first opportunity to direct
movements of large bodies of men that
would fall to their command in time
( REDlTAni K TEST.
If the complete division is assem
bled at Galveston, at Texas City, seven
miles distant, and in the camp just
opened near Houston, before the end
of the present week, military experts
feel that they will have accomplished
a creditable feat.
Secretary StlmBon feels very proud
of the record made np to this point,
when, by the issue of a single order
to Major General Carter, second di
vision commander, the enttre body of
men was set in niotlon; whereas, tin
der the plan of adjutant generals, the
department was obliged to send hun
dreds of telegrams to as many indi
vidual commanding officers, all the
lected for postmaster general, is tho wfty ro maJr tnerals down to a
only member of congress to be in the
new cabinet. This disposes of many
students will travel to Washington
I merchandise, silverware and jewelry j a sinking fund and to eliminate the
valued at several thousand dollars.
by special train. The remainder will
go on a second section later in the , ..
day. ONE BATTLESHIP PROGRAM
Washington. Feb. 26 President-1 C AfinPTPn RY THF HOIIQF
elect Wilson has declined membership
in the exclusive Chevy Chase club of.
Washington, to which Roosevelt, Taft
and most of the high officials of the
i deficit, which Is slowly growing.
To carry out the budget plan, to re
duce the deficit and the fixed charges
j against the government the president
; proposed :
j To create a sinking fund commis
sion to consist of the chairman of the
Washington, Feb. 26. President
Taft today began to say goodbye to
senators, representatives, many men
in official life and scores of friends
who dropped in for a farewell hanTl
shake. It was one of the busiest days
the president had in several months.
He shook hands with hundreds.
Washington, Feb. 26. The two bat
tleship program was defeated in the
house sitting as a committee of tha finance committee of the senate; the
whole. An amendment to appropriate
for one battleship went through.
The bill to create a department of
labor with a cabinet officer at its head,
passed the senate. It had already
passed the house.
chairman of the bouse ways and means
committee; the attorney general and
the secretary of the treasury, with
the comptroller of the treasury as an
nual auditor of the sinking fund ac
count. Legislation which would wipe
out the national debt in 20 years af
ter July 1, 1914, congress should set
aside $45,000,000 annually for that pur
pose. That would be $15,000,000 a year
THOMPSON, ASSISTANT U.S.
ATTORNEY GENERAL, DIES
Chicago, Feb. 26. John Thompson, j less than the present amount required
assistant attorney general of the Unit-. by law. That fund should be invested
! ed States, stricken several days ago , In 3 per cent government bonds and
i with uraemia, died today. : in 20 years the $1,160,000,000 debt, the
! Thompson's body will be taken to ' president says, would be retired.
TO CASTRO; BAND
IS LED BY MAYOR
Havana. Cuba. Feb. 26. Clprlano
Castro, former dictator of Venezuela,
arrived today on the 6teamer Saratoga
from New York and was greeted en
thusiastically by the populace.
A flotilla of tugs and launches crowd
ed with people met the Saratoga off
Morro castle and accompanied It to
anchorage. On one tug the municipal
band, led by the mayor, played Cuban
and Venezuelan national anthems.
Another tug was occupied by Cuban
veterans. Five hundred gathered at
the wharf and cheered Castro. The
entire crowd followed the visitor, who
drove In an automobile decorated with
'the enezuelan colors, to a hotel,
i where General Reyes, ex president of
Colombia, also resides.
Ottumwa, Iowa, tonight. His home was
at Pratt, Kan.
Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 26. James
A. Moffat, president of the Standard
Oil company of New Jersey, died here.
FOR IIEOMTB THEORY.
The adoption of a definite theory Is
recommended for future proposals for
internal improvements so that such
improvements would be in accord
the payroll, Mr. Taft continued,
mere were a complete executne re-
Classification of civil service employes.
Under this head the president wrote:
In the present situation many men
at the bottom are receiving larger
salaries than would be obtained for
similar work in outside employment.
whereas men in higher positions car
rying great responsibility and the
success of whose performance de
pends on training and long experi
ence, are inadequately paid. From the
viewpoint of the rank and file there
is little hope of reward for merit. The.
foundation for reclassification of sal
aries already has been laid. In my
opinion it would enable the govern
ment to pay higher salaries to thoso
of whom experience, training and iii-
tlative are required and make ths sav
ing of $2,000,000."
ELIMINATION OF VSTK.
Elimination of waste In the distribu
tion of public documents; reduction of
United States assay offices and pos
sibly the number of mints and their
consolidation into one, are other rec
ommendations. "With much hesitation," the presi
dent recommends the organization of
a budget committee of congress. It
should act as a final clearing house
through which all the recommenda
tions of committees having to do with
revenues and expenditures would pass
before they take the form of bills.
"The special reason I have for urg
ing this committee." wrote the presi-
their efforts in the development of the
future activities of the government as
well as for the determlpatlon of the
expenditures needed for the current
transaction of its business."
with a well thought out plan. In that dent, "is that at present the adrninis-
onnection the president suggested the
saving of the rent paid in Washing
ton for buildings used by the govern
ment through the construction of new
Springfield, 111., Feb. 26. At a con
ference of progressive members of the
legis'ltture today Senator Jones of
Chicago read a telegram from Colonel
Roosevelt advising the Illinois pro
gressives to refrain from making any
combination with democrats or repub
licans to elect a United States senator.
Progressives and republicans joined
i:i defeating Iee O'Neil Browne's mo
tion to advance without reference
to a committee the emergency appro
priation of approximately 60,000 for
the secretary of state's office.
captain, to begin mobilization.
Under the new system, too. the quar
termaster general had already assem
bled at proper point of embarkation
all supplies needed for the campaign.
QUIT AFTER FEW MILES
Baltimore, Feb. 26. The suffragets'
army of the Hudson this morning re
sumed its on-io-wasningion movement. 1 10 be paid for through a period of 20 i dertake to consider them in all their ; gineers with the object of razing an
Recruits from Baltimore augmented '
ts-.Tl ( a. ciA a , r K I - . 1 1
not being able to take up proposals
for constructive measures affecting
any particular department with any
200 ARE KILLED
OR WOUNDED IN
Gijon, Spain, Feb. 2G. Upwards of
200 people were killed or wounded by
the ill-timed explosion of a charge of
! 7,000 pounds of black powder which
COOK BUDGET IS
KILLED BY VETO
Chicago, Feb. 26. President Mc
Cormlck of the county board vetoed
the 1913 budget appropriating $7,500,
000 to pay the bills of Cook county.
McCorinlck characterized the appro
priations as proposed by the county
commissioners as a "financial joy
ride." The bill carried numerous in
creases of salary for county employes
and all were vetoed except those of
men drawing less than a hundred dol
lars. McCorinlck declares the county
has been burdened up with superflu
ous employes at the expense of tw
DOW HELD GUILTY
IN MINING DEALS
Boston, Feb. 20. Stephen R. Dow,
head of the brokerage firm of S. R.
Dow company, was found guilty day
of 24 of 92 counts of an Indictment
charging conversion of funds of min
ing companies in which he was inter
ested. His bail of $25,000 was contin
ued pending sentence and appeal.
Iow was president of four Michigan
mining companies. Three himdred
thousand dollars is involved in the indictment.
buildings to cost about $100,000,000, one body or committee which will un-'was laid yesterday by government en-
the ranks, but all except four of the
local contingent deserted four miles
from the start. Tonight's camp will
be made at Luarel. 20 miles distant.
Military Aviator Killed.
Muelhausen, Germany, Feb. 26.
Military Aviator Sergeant Helferen
ider was 'killed and his companion.
Lieutenant Linke, seriously injured to
day. The aeroplane fell while flying;
arour.a tne military aerodrome.
lowan Wins at Oxford.
Oxford. Eng.. Feb. 26. Will Zieg
ler, a Rhodes scholar from Iowa, won
the weight-putting event today, with
41 feet, nine inches. It was the con-'kept in government
"Briefly stated." wrote the president,
"my suggestion is that the govern
ment first plan for its land purchases,
buildings, and public works, then bor-
j row money to acquire and to construct
them, proportioning the cost orer a
i period of 20 years, and making the
bonds i e sued to meet the cost payable
out of an adequate sinking fund."
Of a reduction of the salary roll of
the government, amounting to about
$6,500,000 annually, two-thirds, the
president declared, would be saved by
adopting his scheme to classify what
are now presidential appointments.
Almost $3,000,000 annually could be
day of Oxford university postoffice department changes. The
aspects. enormous block f rock. An Immense
Going further the president suggest- concourse of towns people had gather
ed that appropriations should be In ed to witness the demolition of a hill
the following classes: separating Gijon from the coaling har-
To cover overhead and oneratine i bor of Musel. a. mile and a half iif.
cost ! tant.
For upkeep of property. j Th object was to cut a roadway to
For fixed charges, including sink-j avoid the present long detour. At the
Ing fund. I hour fixed, the fuse was lighted and
For permanent improvements. tbe explosion occurred. But instead
Concluding, he says: "The govern-i of the rock being blasted, hundreds of
ment is not only in the position of i tens of clay and small stones were
having gone along for a century with-: hurled like artillery projectiles among
out a budget, but what is at this time ! the spectators. Whole families were
even more to the point, it has not the mowed down. Many engineers and mu
organic means either for preparing orjnicipal officials were killed
for considering one. I am recommend-1 Twenty-four bodies had teen recov
ing that congress make some organic i ered by noon today, but It Is consid
provision whereby the administrative ered certain the total fatalities will
tuia of $2,000,000 would b cut fronvand legislative branch may coordinate j far exceed this numbex,
Springfield, 111., Feb. 26. Governor
Dunne's first appointment was laid be
fore the senate this morning. It was
the nomination of James BurdeUo of
Chicago, a pplili'al writer, to be a
member of the state civil service com
mission, to succeed John A. Cousley.
Under the rules,' the nomination lies
over until tomorrow.
New Zealand Earthquake.
Wellington. N. Z., Feb. 26. Au
eaAhquake shock shook the city today,
terrorising inhabitants and damaging
many houses. Nobodjr vaa killed.