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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. POii
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 121.
MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TOWN WRECK ;
IN EXPLOSION !
Irvine, Near Glasgow,
Shaken From Its
HUNDREDS ARE INJURED
Disaster Caused by Blowing Up
of Nobels Powder Plant
Glasgow, Scotland, March 10. A
terrific dynamite explosion today
wrecked the town of Irvine, in Ayr
hhire. It ib said the Injured numbers
The explosion occurred In the No
hHs explosive works at Arder, 20
m ilrt from Glasgow. For a radius
tit H'-veral miles, it had the force of
a clHtni-tivi' urthquake. The town
of Irvine was shaken from Its fouti
iiaMi.iiy. Many houses, churches,
M'hoolH K ltd public Institutions were
eoi-i.e kmh'krii iow
idlings fell every where, partitions
cIlapnd. a net scarcely a window in
the town was left Intact. People walk
ing In the streets were thrown to the
ground and many were seriously in
Jure'l. Inhabitants rushed from their
houses In consternation. The water
f'"nt arid harbor are masses of wreck;
There were three distinct explosions,
followed by an Immense column of
Miioke two miles high.
Six bodies were recovered up to a
!' hour this afternoon, while seven
piTNons. fa'nlly hurt, and a number
of cithers Ipsh seriously injured were
t.ih' ii to hospitals.
VICTORY OF 1813
Herlvt. March 10.- Emperor Wil
1 in in and the Prussian peop'.e started
today to celebrate the centenary of
!' iisiiil; against Emperor Napoleon
which culminated In the battle of
l.eipsic. In October. 1S13. In this bat
tle the combined Prussian, Russian.
Austrian and Swedish armies defeated
N.iiioIimiu'h troons. with crnat loss, and !
ftixinoil f hA uav frr rh, tlhArnttnn of !
Germany from Napoleonic control.
In spite of a drizzling rain enormous
i imnln gathered to cheer the emperor
is he placed wreaths on a number of
Merlin statues. Including those of King
William and Queen Louise.
New York. March 10. Arbitration of
tlio differences of 54 eastern railroads
and 35.000 firemen and enginemen
began today before the board of arbi
tration chosen under the Erdman act.
chairman Chambers, in opening the
proceedings, announced he was "ig
norant of every fact and every ques
tion concerning the case."
"I don't own a share of railroad
stock, he said. "I have friends among
managers and among employes. 1 feel
us the presiding officer of the board I
teprcBent the public."
Washington. March 10. The demo
cratic steering committee today grant,
cd the request of the republican cau
cus for such increase In member
ship on Important committees as will
avoid the necossslty of removing any
f the republicans. The membership
ot a number of committees will be
enlarged. These changes will also
give the democrats Increased represen
tation. Bill to Be Withdrawn.
Albany, N. Y.. March 10. Governor
Sulzer announced the bill to double
the state tax on transfers of stock is
to be withdrawn. It 1b bitterly op
posed by Wall street.
IS DEAD, AGED 74
Philadelphia. March 10. Rev. Dr.
Charles Henry Tucker, next to the
h:st of the icroup of clergymen who
assisted organizing the Reformed
Kpitccpnl church 40 years ago. died
jesterday at Atlantic City, N. J.
3as1iop Cheney of Chicago is the
(urielvirn; member of the group that
Forecast Till 7 p. m. 'Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Increasing cloudiness with rain to
night. Tuesday generally fair, not
much-change in temperature. The low
eat temperature tonight will be slight
ly above the freezing point.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 31. Highest
yesterday, 47; lowest last night. ?,.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 66;
at 7 a. f., &4.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrows
Bun seta 6:01, rises 620. Evening
35 ARE NAMED IN
AN ARSON TRUST
Chicago, March 10. Benjamin Fink,
"traveling firebug." made a complete
confession to Assistant State's Attor
ney Johnston, In South Bend, lad.,
yesterday. Implicating 35 members of
an alleged arson trust, including sev
eral fire insurance adjusters, who are
said to liave mulcted Insurance com:
panic out of large sums.
Fink, known under the aliases of
Franklin and Finkelberg. has been un
der arrest at South Bend two months.
Yesterday he Rent word to .Johnston
he wanted to see him. He told how a
place wouia De nuea up wun cneap j
lurniture, neavy insurance taken out ;
and tlx-n set on fire.
WINE DRINKING IS
ENDED BY WILSON
Washington. March 10. The edict
has gone forth that the Wilson-Marshall
administration shall be a "white
ribbon" affair, with no wines or
Injuors served at any entertainment.
Not only do the president and Mrs.
Wilson and their daughters taboo the
sparkling cup. but so also do the vice
president and Mrs. Marshall, the sec
retary of state and Mrs. Bryan, and
nearly tbiutole cabinet.
This 1b one of the most striking
social changes under the new admin
istration, and. It Is reckoned, will save
hundreds of thousands of dollars annu
ally to those who entertain frequently.
When the secretary of state and
Mrs. Bryan hud the British ambassa
dor as a luncheon guest at the New
Willard severa'. days ago Mrs. Bran
announced that neither she nor Mr.
Bryan drank wi::es, and she knew Mr.
Bryce did not. r
The move of the president and Mrs.
the vice president and Mrs.
the secretary of state and
Mrs. Bryan, and others will at least
put a quietus on wine drinking when
they entertain and are entertained.
Mjw. Champ Clark took the initiative
in the congressional set after Mr.
Clark became speaker and had only
grape juice punches and lemonade
served. It was not a change for Mrs.
Clark, as she had never served w ines
and liquors, but the fact was not so
plain until her visitors included the
w hoi of official Washington.
Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes was the
last mistress of the White house to
taboo wines and liquors.
One of the most prominent women
in society declares that while absti
nence Is a crying need in Washington,
especially among women and girls and
the younger men, she believes the de
parture will be futile.
This stand, however. Is not regard
ed as well taken, for. It is pointed
out. what hostess does not like to
grace her table with such interesting
members of the official set as those
250 HUERTA MEN
Douglas, Ariz.. March 10. After a
battle lasting from Saturday morning
in. til yesterday afternoon. 800 state
troops today hold Nacozari and the j throne.
210 Huerta soldiers defending the j nvny TWO srATIO-',!!-
town are retreating to Agua Prieia, ac-j Along the line of parade which the
cording to reports. j king and queen drove strong forces
State troops secured SO rifles and j of mounted and foot police and men In
one machine gun. abandoned by the1 Plain clothes were stationed to pre
federals. The federals lost four kill- j v"t occurrence of any outrage,
ed and seven wounded. I Militant suffragets early this morn-
Added proof of the capture of Naco- j lng set fire to the Saunderton station
xari, the first victory for insurgent
troops in Sonora, came today with tfce
arrival at Agua Prieta of a special
train bearing 175 defeated rebels.
SON AWARDED ESTATE OF
St. Louis. Mo.. March 10. Litiga
tion over the 164,000 estate of the late
Jerry Monihan. known as the "mil
lionaire ragpicker." which Involved I
6'io claimants, was settled today. Pro
bete Judge Holtcamp decided the es
tate should go to Benjamin Monihan
of Ottawa, Canada, a son.
Unfilled Steel Tonnage.
yew York, March 10. Unfilled tor
nape of the steel corporation on Feb.
CS totalled 7.io6.714 tons, a decrease
of 17u,654 tous from Jan. 3L
Hundred London Police
men Needed to Save Suf
ragets From Mob.
Two Railroad Stations Burned
Down During Night, Sup
posedly by Militants.
London, March 10. King George
today opened the third session of the
present parliament after a prorogation
cf only two days, the briefest recess
The stately ceremonial was per
formed in the house of peers. The
king and queen took their places on
the throne hi the presence of a great
gathering. The opening was preceded
by the usual procession from Buck
ingham palace to Westminster hall.
the center of the brilliant nicture be- !
,Ilg th(, preat gilrlpd glags coacn drawn
the famous Hanoverian cream-col-
1 ored horses, whose sole duty it is to
participate in these pageants. A
drizzling rain throughout the day had
no effect on tens of thousands of
The king's speech fro nithe throne
was devoted chiefly to the Balkan 1
war. expressing the earnest desire that j
'lie European powers hasten the con-1
elusion of peace.
HVE WOMRH OI STKD.
The first sign of stiff ra get activity '
during ihe royal procession was seen j
when two women rushed from St. i
James park, opposite Marlborough
hcuse, while the royal reach was p:iss- j
ing and vigorously waved papers. '
They were surrounded by police and
hustled from the spot. Another party
of five women, w ho tried to pre -snV
8 petition to the kin? as he passed
along Whitehall, were arrested. j
Considerable excitement ensued.
The crowd was strongly hostile to the
women, and they had to be protected
by peine. Each arrested woman car
ried rolled up a petition setting forth
the grievances of women.
iiki I'oi.ic eie MiKHKij.
The five women 'required the protec-
tion of lnu policemen. Two other wo -
men, arrested near Marlborough
house, escaped rough lnndling by en-
ercetic efforts of the nol'.ce. Shout s
of "cluck them" and "into the lake with
them," brought together a mob of
An extract from a petition
which the suffragets tried to present
h!s majesty, says:
"If law- and order are to be re-established
in this realm, women must have
the vote. Votes for women is the only
cure for militancy."
In connection with the opening
cf the new session of the
British parliament by King George
th-'. afternoon ola' irate precau
tions were taken to prevent inter
ference by militant suffragets or their
The ceremony of "searching vaults"
beneath the house of commons and
house of lords, carried out since the
atteiryt of Guy Fawkes In 1605 to
blow up the king and parliament, but
which in later years was performed in
the most perfunctory manner, was
again undertaken seriously this morn
ing. CARE IX ISrrS TICKETS.
A party of yeomen of the guard from
the tower of London, better known i
as "beef-eaters." went carefu.ly i
through the building, accompanied by
one of the chief officials of parlia-.
ment and inspectors of police. They
made a thorough search for any lurk- j
leg suffragets. I
...... n n - r e - eeliAn tn leailin fr
tickets to ladies for the actual cere -
mony of opening. Threats had been
j" ,, , ;
iu,iur iu cirmc a ncuc ucu me urns
arrived to read his speech from the
of the Great Western railway, which
burned to the ground. Saunderton is
31 miles from London.
Two placards were found in the
vicinity: "Burning to get the vote,"
and "Vote for women."
Croxley Green, a station three miles
from London on the London and North
western also was burned this morning,
but the cause is not ascertained. Both
were new stations.
NINETY DAYS LIMIT FOR j
FILING DAMAGE CLAIMS!
Washington. March 10. Railroads j
may include in their bills of lading j
for Interstate shipments provision lim -
i'ing shippers to 90 days in w hich to
bring suits for '.oss of goods during
shipments, was the decision of the su -
j reme court WCUu
Secretary of State Bryan suggests that the United States play the part of big brother to
the republics of Central and South America.
PARADING WOMEN j
GALLED OLD HENS!
Washington. March 10. With a long
li3t of witnesses still to be called, the
nate suhconiminee resumed, invest!-
gawoa-.oi,. iiw aisvruer m me sunrage
parade Monday last
Miss Janet Rich-
Ovrlr. .. V. ... 1 . . . J i . , . 1. . ..
tion, declared that "most of the police-:
men were standing idly around in the
crowd and seemed in sympathy with
the mnh'e anirit - !
"How was the mob's spirit evi- j
Idenced?" asked Senator Chamberlain'
"By hooting, jeering and yelling." re-j
, Plied Miss Richards. "All along the j
; line, men the crowd snouted, "th-so
I firP nothinp but hens. . We came to see 1
' chicken.' " !
The committee room and corridors
were again crowded.
Topeka. Kan., March 10. Governor
Hodges today sent a message to the
legislature urging a commission form
of legislative government. He pro
poses to replace the present legisla
tive representation with two members
frcm each congressional district who
would devote their entire time to state
POPE IS GAINING
Rome, March. 10. The indisposition
of the pope is pursuing a normal
ccurse with every promise of speedy
recovery, according to Dr. Amici, the
physician in attendance.
A'.though the condition of Cardinal
! - -
1 ?,d k"0" 10 ?vt ' "
though he had an intuition of his grave
. , . , ... .j . u..
"Pete" Phillips, a little six-year-old
newsboy, the son of Mrs. A. Phillips
of South Rock Island, sustained a
serious injury this afternoon at 2:15
ocicck on iwenueia street, near tne
in the right eye with a snowball
thrown by one of his companions. His
eye was badly cut and bruised. He
was taken to a physician's office,
where he was given medical attention.
10,000 GIRLS ARE
IN STRIKE RANKS
Xew York. March 10. Ten thousand
! members of the Childrens' and Misses'
J Dressmakers' union, mostly girls, went
cn a strike today demanding 50-hour
' week, better pay and abolition of ten-
'."Tifpt house war.
PLAYING BIG BROTHER
,, ...I,. i1lH"'"i"LLI"-'""'
Representatives of Foreign Na
tions Are Received by
- Wilson Today.
, . . .
Kule 38 to Interv.ewg on Appo.ntments
Does Not Apply to Congress
Washington, March 10.--After four
s'renuous days in which his confer
ences with democratic leaders were
frequently interrupted by handshakers
President Wilson today decided he
would make appointments only after
11 o'clock. On cabinet days he will
6ee visitors before 11 o'c.ock, the
hour of meeting. The presidents list
today was long enough to keep him
Several democratic national commit
teemen from the west had engage
ments today. Senator Stone and Speak
er Clark came to discuss Missouri's
claims to several important positions, j
DIPLOMATS IHESKTKII. i
Late today, in the east room, men
of the diplomatic corps were to be
presented formally to the president.
Tonight at 9 o'clock the president will
press a button In the White house
which will open the stock breeders'
convention at Fort Worth, Tex.
Wilsons rule about discussing pat
ronage with visitors does not apply
to members of congress, to whom the :
president hope to be accessible at i
all times on all subjects. pantry to escape their father, who,
The nominations of State Senator armed with a butcher knife, was trying
F. D. Roosevelt of New- York to he i ,0 forre ,ne ,loor- When the police ar
assistant secretary of the navy, w ill rived, the boy was seated in the parlor
be sent to the senate today or tomor- 1 smoking a pipe. He claims self-de-row,
IlOf KRKV (,IVEJIT,AfK. '
Former Governor Dockery of Mis-
iu.. UM lLtu ui.ru assistant;
I pctmaster ge"era1' I
Secretary Bryan todav received
t .. ,
most or tue Gipiomatic corps in uasn-
LEWIS QUITS HIS
Washington. March 10. -William H.
j ijew-jg a
negro lawyer of Boston,
whose appointment by President Taft
as assistant attorney general, raised a
row in official circles, which was fol
lowed by a sensational contest over
Lewis by members of the American
Bar association, resigned today.
TELL OF VISITS OF MAYOR
K0HLERT0 AN AFFINITY
Cleveland, Ohio, March lo AU-k-d
visits of Chief of Police Kohler to 'he
home of Mrs. May Shearer, while her
husband was absent, were described
by witnesses today when the trial of
the "Golden Kule" chief cf police
waa begun before the civil service
commission. It was announced
J?"ver will itsuii Xux Kohiar.
Springfield, 111., March 10. A Joint
conference of democratic senators and
representatives will be held tomor
row nl:f to consider a course of ac
tion in regard to the election of Col
onel Lewis as United States senator.
The announcement was made by Sen
ator Keller, who insists Lewis was
elected senator on the final ballot
Thursday, Feb. 27. Keller was not
at liberty to state who called the
STORIES TO STOP
Chicago, March 10. President John
son of the American league today
ordered players of his organization to
stop lending names to syndicate arti
cles they do not write. The order
was issued through club owners. A
crusade against "fake baseball arti
cles' was instituted by the Baseball
Writers' association last year, and re
cently several newspapers took It up.
FATHER IS KILLED
BY A CHICAGO SON
Chicago, Marc h 10. Peter Scheibler.
1!. shot and killed his father, Charles
Scheibler, in their home on the west
! f i,ie toda - murder was commit
ted alter tne son and ins sister Helen,
15, had barricaded themselves in a
W LSON AND H S FAM LY
AT CHURCH UNATTENDED
Washington, March 10. Outwitting
.v. v,..,c -;v, ...I l.-J
1 uuuuicvio ji rifcumecco uu vtuneu
Parian1 church! Lincoiis old
place of worship, to greet him, Presi- j
: dent Wilson and family slipped away j
i to the Central Presbyterian church and
I worshipped there in seclusion,
j Rev. JannErs H. Taylor, pastor of the
, church, had no previous intimation of
' the arrival of his distinguished aud- ;
I itors. 1
The president was accompanied by
Mrs. Wilson and Miss Eleanor Wilson,
i Neither the White house aids nor the
secret service men were permitted to
accompany the executive while he per
formed his religious duties.
This establishes a precedent, for
President Taft'a and Colonel Roose
velt's church going was an elaborate
function and tReir heralded approach
always drew hundreds of visitors.
Meanwhile Vice President and Mrs.
Shoreham hotel to join the president
Sboreham hote I to Join the presiden
tial family at the New York Avenue
Presbyterian church, were greeted by
the throng that awaited the president.
Morgan Leaves Cairo.
Cairo. March 10. J. Pierpont Mor-
: gan left here today for Alexandria to
1 crr.fcark lor Naples,
$2 PER DAY IS
Marshall Field and Hub
Managers Admit Girls
Should Get More.
NOT OPPOSING RAISE
Tell Committee It Can Be Met
Without Affecting Profits
Chicago. March 10. Vice President
James Simpson of Marshall Field &
Co., recalled by the state vice com
mission, today assured that body that
his company could well subscribe to
any minimum wage scale law for wo
men which might be adopted.
It is inevitable," he aid, "that any
increases would be paid by the pub
lic." Later, however, when asked bv
Senator Tossey if his company could
raise the minimum wage of women to
$2 a day without raising the price of
goods to consumers, Simpson replied
It could be done, and without materi
ally affecting the profits of the firm.
HOB GIVES PRESENTS.
Vice President George Lytton of the
Hub Was the next witness. He said it
was the practice of the Hub to give
annual presents to employes Independ
ent of the profits of the year. The
Hub employs 150 women, none of
whom receives less than 16.50 a week.
"Voir charge more for clothing than
others because of higher wages?" osk
ed Chairman O'Hara.
"You believe it good policy to pay
lT.n rai.I, AFFORD RAISK.
tyw5,, said he had been considering
raising the minimum to $8. He said
he had devoted much time to the wage
question, and whether a woman can
live on $S a week. The Hub, besides
its gifts, has a pension fund, Lytton
The witness was emphatic in stat
ing that the Hub could well afford to
pay a minimum wage of $2 a day. He
said all ibig corporations could do eo.
INCH EASE FOR AIX.
The witness pointed out, as did
Simpson, that an increase of mini
mum wage means an increase all along
the line. Girls already getting $12
must be advanced to $15, the $15 girls
to $20, etc.
Senator Juul suggested that em
ployes hold mass meetings and agree
on a fair minimum wage among them
selves. The witness thought It a good
Joseph Basch, second vice president
of Siegel, Cooper & Co., the next wit
ness, said wages and Immorality have
IMMOK I.H V STATE OF MISD.
"I believe immorality Is a state of
mind," he said. "I believe a very
small percentage of our girls could be
persuaded to take the easiest way."
The company employes 1,251) girls.
About half earn $S or less.
The minimum wage scale, Basch
said, is a national tjuetstion. His firm
could pay $12 to skilled employes, but;
not the unskilled.
"Promotion is rapid," he remarked.
"A woman who comes to us this year
at $8, for instance. In two years very
readily may earn $19."
)IOK TO II A It C.I.K.W.
Chairman O'Hara made a statement
that a motion would be put in the sen
ate to deny the privilege of the senate;
to Secretary Glenn of the Illinois Man
ufacturers' association, who stated be
fore the commission Saturday that, it
was his judgment there was collusion
between O'Hara and a publisher for
whom he (O'Hara, formerly worked.
I BOSTON JOURNAL IS SOLD;
Boston, Mass.. March 10. Frank A.
MunBey has sold his morning paper,
the Boston Journal, which has been
supporting the progressive party. The
identity of the purchaser was not
made known. There have been fre
quent reports that men prominent in
that party were negotiating for ctia
41 PER CENT CORN
CROP IS ON FARM
Washington. March 10. Whe-at re
mJ'i'.iing on farms March 1 amounted to
loO.IS.I.i o bushels, or 21.4 per cent
of the 1912 crop, the department of
per cent remained on farms. About
1-285,000.000 bushels of corn, or 41.3
per cent, remained on forms. About
85 per cent of the 1912 crop is mer
chantable. About 604,000,000 bushels
or oat, or 4.6 per cai, remained on