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SIXTY-SECOXD YKAIi NO. 128.
TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1913. TWELVE PAGES.
FRICE TWO CENTS.
IS A VICTIM
Hellenic Ruler Slain in
Saloniki, but Details
IS A PUZZLER
BIG MEN ARE
TO BE TAKEN
Assassin Fells King
Assembly Hears Bryan
IS NO OFFICIAL NEWS
llsd Been Head of His Country
Half Century Prince Con
Ralrn'k:. March 18. Kir George of
ii'c a assassinated here this af
ternoon Und',n. March IV King George of
''r'f v. as assassinated at Saloniki to
day, accord ".it to a despatch.
The news of the assassination of
King (Inirsp of Greece camp from a
correspondent of a Greek semi-official
r.ewK agticy at Saloniki. It was filed
at 6:115 p. m. it is believed here
censorship hafi been Imposed prevent
m; the detpafth of details. Both the
Crei k 'nil,;. shv and British foreign
rT! en ate w tthout official news of the
iSnaSs mat Ion.
K int; George vn S. He had ruled
vi ar wan a brother of Queen
Mot lev Alexandria of England and a
son o? the late, king of Denmark. He
v. ;.m chosen king of the Hellenes in
A previous attempt to assassin
it'e 1 1 1 in um made in Id'jH, hut was
f rust rated.
King George was married In 107
to 1'rf'icenH (rlga, eldest daughter of
.rnnd Duke Canstantlne, of Russia,
brother of the late Alexander II.
Crown Vrince Constantlne. who was
i" tommsnd of the Greek troops which
le.ently raptured the Turkish fort
ress of .Intrna with Its garrison of 32,
1 will he successor to his father.
King George ui often ratod as an
i. u'oiratlc monarch, but In spirit he
w.-k democratic and did much for the
prosperity of Orw. His name was
n .en; ii, tii d afier hostilities broke out
a candidate for the presidency of
permanent federation of the Halkan
s i'ti R When King George arrived at
: iji n ki Nov. 12. with Prince Constan
t find Prince Gorge ho was warmly
rt'enij tiv Greek metropolitan and
i '.ior officers of his army. All houses
v ere decorated with thousands of peo
I ! as mm bled to cheer him. Since
the occupation of Saloniki there has
been some friction between Greeks
; tel Utilitarian allies.
Washington. March IS. The Greek
h ,' itii)n had received t:o official word
i f the awiasat nation of King George j
iii to 3 o'clock this nfternrvon.
50 PEOPLE DEAD;
80 SHIPS LOST
Hamburg. Germany. March IS.
Kighty bhips. mostly ma.l craf:?,
sank off the city early today in a hur
ricane. Twelve dea'bs are reported.
It is thought the death list will reach
Educator Gets Two Years.
Champaign, 111., .March 1. Profes
sor James Neal was sentenced to the
pi nltentiary for two jeais in the Don
gla county circuit court fur wrong
ing Edna Price, a l.Vyear..;d pupil.
Neal was once sentenced fur one year
but secured a lv trial.
Plenty Caups New Crow Leader.
Washington. March 1 Chief Plen
ty Caups of the Crow tribe will as
M'tne the place of leader of his peo.
p!e In their councils with the Great
WHte Father and will continue the
work that was carried on by Hollow
Horn Bear, the Sioux chief, whose
funeral was held yesterday.
Adrlenne Auguarde Dead.
Chicago. March 1. Adrienne
Auguarde, an linglish. at tress. Is dead
HAS CLEAR TITLE
Sprir.gfleld. 111. March U Martin
B. Bailey's title to sit in the senate
fcs ner.ator from the Twenty-second
diVt rii t w as rl ar d this morning hen
the senate. '4 to ('. adopted the re
port cf the election committee declar
ing liaili y eieeted. The only que.
' on w;,t. ,1-rr the inmateB of the
eld snd:ers' home at Dar.viile were
ntirled to rte Counsel for William
P res. democratic opin ner.t. rc-Kter.d-el
they were not 1 n mcerats and
I regressive! voted i h rfp.:h! ca:is To
m ai P.ailey.
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A BUDGET SYSTEM
Reform in Conduct of the Gov
ernment Finances is Urged
on Congress Members.
WANTS TO AVOID ERRORS
Letter Exprelng Views Written Jan.
30 to Senator Tillman is Given
Washington, March IS. President
Wilson is in favor of a budget svf
tern for the conduct of government
finances. He made public today a let
tei written Jan. SO from Trenton to
Senator Tillman, expressing the hope
that a budget system might be worked
our. after he got to Washington. Wil
son wrot in part:
"Ever since I was a youncs'T I
have been deeply j-itt res'e-; in our
method of financial legislation. On,,
of the objects I shal". have most m
! mind w hen I get to Washinon will
be conferences with my legislative cni
j leagues there, with a view to bring
ing some budget bystem into exist
ence. This business of building up
expenses of a nation, piece by piece,
certainly will lesi us to error and
OIIr.HWXi IIOI.Y WEF.K.
This promlsc-s to be a qu:et week
socially at the White house. PreM.
dent Wilson will observe holy week
Pour hundred srhnols trir'.s from
Brooklyn. N. Y.. North P.orough a id
Framingham. Mass . and Newark. N. J .
were to invade the east room of the
White house today.
A telegram was received today from
State Senate leader Davis stating the.
New Jersey jury reform bill would go
through the senate without a referen
dum amendment and wouid be pre
sei!ti1 for reconsideration to the
house. It became known today Presi-
oeiit v iison aiso urged d
leaders in the Ni
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Jersey senate tu
.-e ur.t passage of a resolution pro
viding for direct election of I'nited
Trenton. N J . March 1 The sen
ate passed the Davis jury commission
bill in the form desired bv President
CLEVELAND MEMORIAL IS
DEDICATED AT CALDWELL
Caldwell. N. J, March In.-The lit
tle woocen house where (Irover Cleve
land was born attracted a distinguish
ed company today for its dedication as
a permanent memorial to the dead
Esther Cleveland was chcseti as first
of the official visitors to enter the
room where h. r father saw the light
70 years aco and decorate it with
flowers. Her mother, now Mrs. Thom
Jas J. pre.von. was among the specta
tors. The Cleveland memorial is a
' Presbyterian manse which the presi
dent's family occupied when his fath
jer was pas'ur of Ca.dwe'l Presbyterian
Several Thousand Cattle Drown.
Macon. Ga . March IS. Several
thousand head of cattle in the low
lards below Macon along the Ocmul
ge have been drowned by high wa
ters according to reports received
here today. The Ocrr.u'gee has been
slowly receding since yesterday morn
ln -;. Scores of families along the river
barks were rendered homeless.
French Cabinet Resigns.
Paris. March IS Premier Briand
and his cabinet handed their resig
nations to President Poincare. The
French government under th.- premier
ship cf Briand wss d feateu today on
a vote of cor.fijence liur.rij a deba'o
ic the stnete
Tomorrow, for !
Forecast Till 7 p. m
Rock Isisr.d, Davenport, Moline,
Increasing cloudiness with rain or
snow tonight or Wednesday.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 41. Highest
j' Eterday 46, lowest last night 40.
Velocity of wind at 7 a.m. 12 miles
Relative huaiidity at 7 p. m. 70 at
7 a. in. 04
Stage of water 8.7 a fall of .2 in last
J. M. SIIERIER. lcal Forecaster.
(trmii uimiu today to noon tomorrow !
Sun sets Co;); rises f.:()7. Kvenins
stsirs: Mercury. Venus. Saturu. Morn
ing stars: Jupiter. Mars.
CHIEF KOHLER IS
GUILTY; IS OUSTED
Fred Kohler ;
Clf.Hai.d. March IS
long known as Cleveland's "golden
ralf " chief of police, was found guilty
l:i t night of gross immorality and mis
co-duct ar.d dismissed from his posi
tion by t'i- civil service commission.
By this decir.on l-'vililer loses a pen
s ( ! - 1 . r i ' a ye...-. u:p w ill gel a
hal' pension for the remainder of his
The dismissal followed a trial on
charges that Kohler was guilty of im
piep. r relations with Mrs. May Schear-
r. w hove husband was granted a di-otci-
last summer. At the trial, which
w; .. secret, a paper was introduced
pu -porting to contain a confession by
hearer testified last week that he,
with two friends, foun? Kohler in his
heme on the night of June 5. Kohler
ie( lared in his own behalf that he
had gone to a telephone call and was
there on duty.
The dismissed chief declined to dis
cuss the case at length last night or
to talk of a widespread rumor that
another divorce case may result from
th. finding. He insisted, however, that
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he was the victim of a plot and that
et.tmies who had been after him for
years had finally triumphed.
Kohler faced trial two years ago on
charges of misconduct, but was ac
quitted by the Fame commission that
yesterday found him guilty.
He. has been chief eight years. Colo
re! Roosevelt, when president, pro
nounced him the "best chief in tne
BOMB PARTIALLY WRECKS
CHICAGO ITALIANS HOME
Chicago, March 18. A bomb, believ
ed to have been placed by Palia l
bla kmaiiers. partly wrecked the home
of Pedro Silvestri eariy todav. Silves-
wife and four children were
thrown from their beds. but. uninjured
Scores of excited residents, awakened
by the explosion, hastened to the
scene, many In night garments.
COX IS INDICTED
IN A BANK FRAUD
Citc'.cnati. Ohio, March 18. George
B. Cox. former president of the de
funct Cincinnati Trust company, two
former officers of the company and
eight members of the board of direc
tors have been named in sealed .indict
n cms returned by the Hamilton coun
ty grand Jury.
bill of nine counts charges "misap
plication" of Jllo.'.'OO of the bank's
rr.r ney through alleged illegai loans to
the Ford &. Johnson Chair company,
now in the hands of receivers. Three
officers and six directors are charged
with having converted to tr.fir own
ue a promissory note of the trust
company for $;.:,:. j.
Governor Dunne Declares
His Position is Endorsed
I in Speech
OTHER LEADERS DIFFER
Boeschenstein's Friends .Say
Secretary Is in Favor of Two ;
Democratic Senators. !
Springfield. 111.. March 18. Secre
! tary of State Bryan declared his views
j on the Illinois situation today, and
when he concluded representatives of
all elements of the democracy ex- j
j pressed satisfaction with his position.
' Friends of Co onel I.ew js w-ere COn- '
! vinced that Bryan considered it the
! first duty cf the asse-nb!ynien to elect '
their candidate to the long term. Gov.
f rnor Dunne was satisfied that Bryan
had endorsed the executive's position
favcring the election of Lewis for the
ions term ana Judge Sherman for the
shon term. Supporters of Charles
Uoeschenstein. democratic caucus nom
inee for the shor. term, accepted
Bryan's remarks as a declaration for
the election of two democratic sec
tors. NO KX I K FH MIN-M PI'OKT.
Specifying that he did not offer his
personal guidance of assemblymen
and asking that his reasons be waived
enly as to their value as reasons. Bry
an declared that by their silence on
the subject during the campaign last
fall, evpry member of the legislature,
by such silence, acquiesied in the plat
form of his party and his party's can
didate for I'nited States senator.
Bryan said he could see no reason why
any members of the democratic side
should fail to support the nominee of
his party for senator.
"Does anybody dcjbt that if we had
aa Heetion ofienStors by the peopIe"Benatorial 6ltuationi and oniy a word.
last fall that you would already have
representing ycu at Washington a man '
whom the democrat selected, and wh :
as a candidate v. as part of tneir ;
BOTH TO )KVM'HTS.
"Docs itnybc-dy doubt that if a vacan- :
ty had occurred scon enough tr hav
permitted nominations to be made that :
a democratic nominee for the short :
term wculd have been selected and i
both these candidates the senators
wcu.d have been chosen "by a plurality
(and plurality chooses in this ques
tion?) "Does any one doubt that both of
them wculd have been democrats if
the people had a chance to speak?" It
was this latter statement that aroused
enthusiasm of the supporters of "two
cemccrauc senators. me mea sac
friends of Boeschenstein grounds for
I .. .r-.t.-rt frtw Ilia ticr.
BSii .line; HI . a II ryyjtL5 lUI ixit v ici.
tion of two democrats.
D,-au , " T " . ,
irlature. assembled in joint session.
Mr. Bryan in his speech to the leg-
spoke in part as follows:
"Mr. Chairman, Members of the Sen-1
ato and House, ladies and Gentlemen: I
1 appreciate the invitation extended by :
your legislature, and I am here in re- j
FDcnse to that invitation. I do not
IJV.HOr f ...cat nnnwiivu.
con,e !n the character of an official of
the federal government. If I can di -
vest myself for a moment of all offi-
rial title or connection I would briefly
speak to vou as a citizen of a great
count rv speaking to those who are In-
vested' with a great responsibility.
otii'i.i wEvr t di k.
"I have known Governor Dunne a
gieat many years. My confidence in
him is complete. I can commend him
without mental reservation and I
think I know him well enough to take
chances in endorsing in advance what
his conscience would bid him do. That
is about as strong a commendation as
o le public man can make of another.
Some of you may have thought tsy;sembly today and did not know on
fntlf!cT to Snrinefield had soecial ref- i what subject or how Ions h" would
0 vo,,r senatorial situation. If
so let me tell you that I had what i3
to my mind a larger purpose in coming ;
heic than to participate in a sena- .
tcrial election. And I am sure when,
I say that you will not think me un-1
mindful of the importance of your
' senatorial election.
j 'lE OTK V.1.1 4BI.K.
"The election of one senator is im
portant because there have been times
when the vote of one senator has de
termined a great question and those
interested in carrying out great poli
cies cannot be Indifferent to the elec
tion of one senator In any state.
"In this state you have two senators
to elect, and. therefore, your action on
thi? subject is doubly important. When
I say I have a larger purpose than
participation in your senatorial elec
tion I only mean to 6ay that however
irerortact your election may be that
there are principles which mftst gov-
e'n. not merely the election of sena-
tf -6. but the transactions of all busi-
r.rfs, with which you as representa-
ttves of the people, may happen to be the question whether the Era man a't : Tl-ey took the babies in the hope they mended that the home secretary re
connected, fced I am more interested was not wiped out by the law which wr-ild have few Idle moments to long sif;n from the cabinet. "Vou are
i.i these fundamental principles than created the department cf lai-or. . t o? the dogs. 'hopeless failure, sir," he shouted.
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r am in any temporary application that
may have to be made of them in the
election of an individual for any of
fice" BAM IK SESCtRET MESSAGE.
"I am going & step farther and say
I cam with no tecret message from
the executive. The president repre
sent the ideal of publicity in politics,
not the Ideal of secrecy. And I am
glad your chief executive, when he
thought it advisable to speak on this
subject, thought It wise to speak to
the public. And he put his views in
"1 have nothing to say to you in
confidence as individuals that I can
not 6ay to you in such a way that you
may not only hear, but that the news
papers may report. I know of no high
er body of men in character than tho
representatives of the press, if 1 may
6peak of them as a body.
"Iet me sav inst . word about the
I am not here to te'.l you what you
ought to do. I decline to tell you, even
if I am asked, for two reasons. In
the firs' place the responsibility is
n.v upon me. It is upon you. In the
second place your knowledge must be
more complete than mine
UTii hu.i.ot tki:.
On the 11th joint ballot for the long
term senatorship. taken today, there
was no choice. Eight deniot . at.s who
voted for fwis on the 10th ballot last
Tuesday deserted him today. i.ioa()n Wisconsin. In a quarrel over a
and Taylor, progressives, voted for j fro they started beside a railroad
Lewis for the first time. ; track near Jefferson, Peterson was
The 10th joint uirSot for the second killed. Eckart was sentenced for life,
te'm was without result. Boeschen- fe never admitted the crime, main
stein received 58, Sherman. 24. Funk tair.ing Peterson was killed by a tramp.
45, and others were scattered. Twenty- ; moofi. piiisoi-:ii.
six candidates were voted for. i , ,. , ,T , ,-, .
t i isii sin
comk a i.iMi-.ii.n.
Springfield. 111., Marcli is. l am
ready to listen to anyone who has any
information to impart, but I am n-1
prepared to do any tn'.k ng on the sun-
iJPft myself," said Secretary of Stme
' ,am j B this morninf! wi,
j the question of the Illinois Ecnaiurlal
situation was put up to him.
I "I have no engagement to discuss
the matter with anyone,- continue. i
Bryan. His air. however, indicated
. . ,
h anticipated tnat the I.lmols sen.i-
,"jrfnlP wm a 1
; consideration before he b aes siprum-
"If anyone cares to talk poli'i.s to
nr.e. I certainly will be glad to lis'en to
ihim." he said. "But I want to c'o the
listening this time. This does not
ni,--a:i, however, that 1 might not hav
something to say on the subj c 1 . fore
1 leave. I simply have nothing 'o sav
The secretary was in fine humor
when he received the new spaper im v
in the executive mansion this nion.iii
; Mr. Bryan said he had made no prep
araiionn for his address before the as-
'talk. He admitted he ;:ad tailed v-th
several politicians sinee his arrhal ;:i
the state last night, but was firm in
his decision not to express an opinion
on the senatorial situation.
READY TO STRIKE
Chicago, March IS. Whil it is
known that, .","0 switchmen a?.d
switch tenders cf IS railroads errer
ing Chicago voted authorization t
their leaders to cal! a s'like .i.-ii'ss
their demands for shorter hct.ri; and
time End a half for overtime are met.
the formal result of the mail vot- will
not be announced until late thi- af
ternoon. Employers do not Lf
strike, as probably mediation under
the Erdmau act will be soi.gh'. Such
an appeal, it is said, would clear up
AFTER 37 YEARS
Edward Eckart, Sentenced in
Youth, Leaves Wisconsin
Prison an Old Man.'
FAMILY IS LOST TO HIM
Whereabouts of Wife and Daughter
Unknown to Him Convicted
Waupun, Wis, March 18. Edward
Eckart of Pennsylvania was today pa-"
roled from the Wisconsin penitentiary
after 37 years actual time served be -
K.n.1 , v, v it i
bind the bars. He was convicted of
murder when 21. He comes out of
darkness at 58, in splendid health, and
i w,th a reDUtatIon cook
which he expects to depend for a liveli -
j During the excessively cold winter
! of 1875 Eckart , and Charles Peterson,
ai30 of Pennsylvania, were tramping
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a mark of demerit w;is nlnr-eil .itn not
hj8 record. He was pronounced the
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j model prisoner of the century. 1,'nder
the parole law Eckart must remain in
j Wisconsin. Before Eckart was 21
be saw much of the world, sailing the
B:,lt waters and penetrating the dia-
, mond fields of South Africa. The judge
i who sentenced and the district attor-
ney who iirosecuted are dead and only
tnree or tne jurors are alive, in a
iiiiru ui a ceiiiury or imprisonment
his kin have deserted him and he
does not know the whereabouts of his
wife and daughter.
VKHM'U'KR MIN 4IH" HIM.
Alone and without money, he man
aged to bring his case to the- supreme
court of Wisconsin and the circuit
court of appeals of the I'nited States,
but at every turn he was thwarted. As
a l;:st hope he appealed to a Milwau
kee newspaperman, who was dircMy
instrumental in obtaining his condi
n. Plr- Tr,i.' Will M,
Belleville. 111., March 18-C. S. Bos -
well, conductor on a southern railroad
freight train entering Belleville last ab'.e as it may seem, the imby was un
n!;.ht, was shot and killed by two' marked. Another child, Mary, at play
btiyp who fired revolvers at the ca- in tho r""'ii, was struck by several
hc'ise. He was standing in the door- B''-i',(iririg Bhot. The condition of ITio
way of the caboose and received a r"'tl'f'r 's critical, for in addition to
bullet wound through the heart. Theo- ,h" dangerolis hwation of the wounds
dote Adams. 13 years old. and Barret eon, plications of train fever are
Collins, 16 years old, were arrested and feared.
admitted shooting at the caboose.
Actres Died of Epilepsy.
Southampton, England, March 18.-
1 he postmortem examination today on
the body of Frances Ieslie, the young
American actress, who was found dead
Saturday on board th? steamship
Oceanic, showed that death was due to
Trade Dogs for Two Babies.
Baltimore, March 18 Two maiden
ladies who for many years have found
j r in fhe possession of two dog-:,
hevrj through the efforts of the Henry
Wttson Children's Aid" society, gotten
rid of the canines and taken two babies
- rit'ia Thev Kflv fhev are ?lad thev
made the change, but It was with some
sadness that they sent away the dogs.
Warrants for 31 Alleged
rt'embersof Gang Is
sued at Chicago.
Total of S600.000 in Insurance
Collected From 40 Fires,
It Is Alleged.
Chicago. March IS.- The remark
able extent of arson frauds by which
insurance companies were swindled
out of millions was disclosed today
when .Municipal Judge Wade issued 114
j warrants for persons Implicated by
; evidence in the hands of Assistant
Mate s Attorney Johnston. Johnston
said an equal number of warrants
would be taken out later. He declared
the public would be further amazed
when the complete story of the opera
tions of the arson ring Is known. The
warrants charge "burning and arson
to defraud," but the names of the de
fendants are suppressed for the time
2S BVSIVF.S ME.
Twenty-eight of the men named in
the warrants are business men. Some
of them are wealthy. "When the ar
rests are made on today's warrants
the total number of persons taken in
custody will aggregate 55, alleged im
plicated in 40 fires, from which a total
of $000,000 wrr collected in Insurance.
Johnson declared a large number of
warrants growing out of smaller fires
would probably be issued at a later
18 PERSONS HURT
Marshalltown, Iowa, March 18.
' E'ghteen PerBon8 were Injured, three
nnfefli Vl XT fnt.lll' n-hn .UV I
i",""ii"j iaiauj, mien a. uoruiuouna
pas8onf!er traln on tha MineapoIis &
St. Louis railroad, known th Twin.
t'ity Special, was derailed six miles
south of here early today. Most of
!f'nJurefd fI?m ?- "1
; southern Iowa bound for Minneapolis
1 and the northwest. The derailment oc-
, ourred at the approach of a culvert
at 2 tula morning. The engine passed
over Bafe'y' b,lt ,ne combination bag
gage and mail car and the chair car
went into a ravine, now filled with
water, and caught fire, the baggage
car being destroyed. The train was
running 10 miles an hour.
Tho more seriously injured:
Mrs. James Crist, Hanna City, 111;
scalp torn off and leg broken.
. r loyd Mick, ORkaloosa, Iowa
, Mrs. Frank Spence, I'rbana, 111.; leg
i A. K. Breeden, Grlnnell, Iowa; arm
'and back injured.
Macon, Oa., March 18. Six persons
were slightly hurt this morning when
three sleepers and one day coach on
the "Dixie Flyer," Chicago to Jackson
ville, were ditched 23 miles south of
here on the Georgia Southern & Flori
B. Sergeant of Moment e. 111 , had an
ear split, and Mrs. Ella Smith of West
Salem, III , had her back hurt
One of the sleepers was hurled into
Accidentally Shoots Mother.
Koekford. III., March 18. The coun
try home nt Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Spoudde was the scene of a distress
ing accident yesterday when a shotgun
which the 16-year-old son was attempt
ing to unload was discharged acci-
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. fant iii her arms, was in range of the
1 w,.u,,n aIll narIv ,.IiUr,. charge
lodged in the woman's head. Remark-
Ijondon, March 18. Methods of cov
er, lmenl dealing with militant suffra-gi-ti
was discussed in heated fashion
, in the house of commons today Har-
old Smith, unionist, declared the paa
sie submission of the authorises to
striken" and subterfuges
hi Might ridicule on the adiniiiis'ratfen
of the law.
"The country faces mob rule," he
sai-J "and emergency measures are
n-riwwirv. The home secretary uas
reduced the administration of the law
t- a farce," Smith dramatically ae-