Newspaper Page Text
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 148.
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1913. TWELVE PAGES,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FLOOD AID BY
National Meeting in St.
Lrr s Will Demand Pro
tection in Future.
TO RECLAIM SWAMPS
Held That 75,000,000 Acres of
Overflow Land Could Be
; l.mii.-. M'i., April 10. The natlon
i:l ilraiiiiiK- congress, which began a
'lire -iaa' session here today, has
for it n chief work tlie preparation of
ii lull to lc introduced Into th na'ion
;i. i inure, providing a comprehen
sive plan for drainage and llood pro
li" i ion.
( in' fa t ion rf the congress will urge
leisla' ion for tin- appointment of a
na'ii nal drainage commission, which
Hiiall o t t'T its pffortH on the reclama
tion ( f T."..'"in.0in acres of swamp and
overflow land iu the United States,
pri ti-r'ing public health by drainage
of swamps and prevention of floods by
an adequate system levees and storage
Imperative and prompt measures to
prevent floods along the Ohio and
MfsH ippl rivers and tributaries were
uiM'il by Inhatn Randolph In an ad
dicts Mr. Randolph held regu
lation of flood waters necessarily was
a federal duty, and suggested event
uallv a new member of the cabinet
to be Ht the head of a federal depart
ment of public works would bo nec-
i i-sa ry .
in i u .oi i vf.stmf.xt.
'"I have been told that the estimat
ed cost (if a reservoir system which
i wli! be flood preventative in the
Alb ghenj and .Vonongahela rivers
would be $o,(niO,(tni," said Mr. Ran
dolph. "Suppose that system to be
twN ndid to WeBt Virginia and Keu
Lnh at a cost of J20.000.000 more,
would it not be a Rood Investment?
N( ; oti'.y would this expenditure save
l.ii ami property along the Ohio riv
er, lint It would have like results
aii i:g the Mississippi below Cairo, for
wi'ii the holding back of excess floods
I nun the Ohio, the flood plane of the
Mississippi would be lowered.
"We bav seen where the waters
of ihe Ohio come from. New York,
Pennsylvania. Ohio. West Virginia, lu
iliann. Illinois, Kentucky and Tenues
seo and even Alabama, pour their
surplus waters into this overburdened
"This Is not the whole problem;
it is but the problem of one section
if the country, a problem not for
state solution, but for the natinal gov.
eminent, and It Is 'he duty of the
government to take bold of It, and to
take hold of It now. with a pilrpose.
an Intelligence and a vigor which,
will forever end the annual tribute
which Us citizens, must pay until re
lief comes. This tribute mounts up
to the thousands of human lives and
into millions upon millions of prop
mow miriHTMK.vr M.i:m:i).
"This great government need
new department, the cabinet a new
portfolio. We need a national depart
ment of public works, anil Its exeeuti
head should be a member of the presi.
detit' cabinot. This belief does not
minimize my appreciation of the army
ena-lrieer and I cannot Pa-ss on ith-
out paying the men of that branch of
our military service my tribute ot es
teem, on esteem born of my knowl
edge of the things which they have
done and of association with many a
man whose right It is to wear the
limtenla cf the corps.
"Hut West Point does not graduate
men enough to supply the engineer
ing needs of a country like ours. The
training of the army engineer is uot
conducive of originality or initiative.
He has to submit to a repression
which cramps his genius and curtal.s
his usefulness. 1 have had more tl.au
one of these men tell me that orig
inal suggestions about needed Improve
ments were not only not welcomed ia
Washington, but. if made, were apt to
b, returned ith something more
than a, hint that until the Informa
tion or advice upon the subject which
prompted the communcation was call
ed for. It wag not desired.
OM.T 90 MF.X A All. IU.E.
"An examination cf the roster of
nrmy engineers in active service as
tonished me. Their number and rank
is as fol'ows; One chief of engi
neers with rank of brigadier general,
12 colonels. l: lieutenant colonels. S9
majcts. M captains. 47 first lieuten
ants and IT seen nd liouteuauts. All
fo'J 11" men. Numerical.. v. not enough
to i . luh.i-i tb" engineering operations i Supreme Court Justice Seabury
i f the Pennsylvania railroad. Of these, (charged the jury. He said there was
11 are r.uv:cl in building the Par.- j no legal rvasoa why the jurors should
u:.a cunal. two are in the Philippines. cot receive Thaw's testimony, but
r.e in Hawaii and 14 are detai.ed as should take consideration of the fact
inM.-ucti ik at West Point and other j that he had been adjudged insane. He
t rn :n ,i. schools. t told them jio indictment co.i'.d be re-
"TMji leaves f0 men to rope wi'h turv.ed upon Thaw's testimony uncor
all the require men's of these United iooraud.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne,
Rain or snow tonight and probably
Friday, colder tonight with the lowest
temperature near the freezing point.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 48. Highest
yesterday 42, lowest last night 41.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. five miles
Precipitation .J2 Inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. and 7
a. m. 100.
Stage of water 8.2 a rise of .1 in last
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Venus, Saturn. Morn-
Jn star": Mercury. Jupiter, Mars.
The first ii.nsnJtu.le star Spica. of con- j
southeast, about 8:20 p. m.
1 States and its territorial possessions, ;
1 an aggregate area of 3,74,2. 5S3 square i
j miles with a coast line of 48. SSI miles j
and a navigable river system in the
I I'nited States proper of 20,410 miles, j
I With 7!". ono fimiuro miles of Kwan'.o i
land to be drained and projected ami j
1.200,000 square miles of arid lan(i
to be reclaimed by irrigation, my argu
ment for a national department of pub-
11c works rests upon facts."
M'ADOO PUTS GAG
ORDER IN EFFECT
"Washington, D. C, April in. Secre- ;
tary McAdoo's "gag order" has been 1
exteuded from the assistant s cretary
of the treasury, to whom it. was orig
inally applied, to every bureau and di- j
vision chief 1a that extensive depart-1
ineut. Nothing whatever concerning l
government business there may be- '
come known until the secretary's of- j
flee has passed upon the desirability i
of its publication.
The public health bureau is forbid
den to give out any news whatsoever
of the progress of the government's
test of the Friedmann tuberculosis vac
cine, or warn the public directly of
the danger of disease or epidemic. The
life-saving service is forbidden to
make known news of a vessel iu dis
tress or measures taken for the relief
of an endangered eppff. All mich in-
formation is now sent first to the as-1
sistant .ecretarv In charee of the di-1
vis40n or burmtn itt-whteh it originates,
then to McAdoo's office, where it will
be made public or suppressed. Mc
Adoo's policy Is a complete reversal i
Of that of former Secretary MacVeagh. 1
A GENERAL STRIKE
Buffalo, X. Y., April 10. Advisabil
ity of calling a general strike of 42,000
union men in Buffalo in sympathy with
striking carmen will be considered at
a meeting or 110 labor organizations
here U-night. The American Federa-
tion of Labor has endorsed the street
Early settlement of the strike of the
carmen of the International Railway
company appeared probable this af
ternoon wheu President Connette of
the company announced he would ac
cept the offer of Mayor Kuhrmann to act
as mediator aud would recognize the
union providing car service was imme
At noon a dozen cars were sent
over the Main street route. All were
manned by strikebreakers and car
ried policemen and deputies.
Albany, X. Y., April 10. Governor
Sulzer has directed the state labor
department to conduct a public inves
tigation of the causes aud conditions
of the Buffalo strike.
MISS EMERSON A
SICK GIRL, CLAIM
London. April Dr. Mansell Moul
litt, a will known suffrage physician,
declared today tiie nervous system of
Z he Emerson, the American suffra
ge;, is completely shattered.
"She is almost unable to sieep." he
said, ' ai.d e n when sleeping she
does not r- st ow ing to horrible dreams.
Her digestive system is seriously im
paired and she suffers great pain above
the apjendix I do i.ot care to say
more about this feature of the case."
THAW A WITNESS
IN BRIBERY CASE
New York, April 10. Hary K. Thaw
came to New York today to testify be
fore the grand jury investigating an
alleged attempt at bribery to get him
out of Mattvawan asylum.
Edgar Davies, Factory
Inspector, Resigns and
WHEELER IS ALSO OUT
Another, Name Withheld, Has'
Been Asked to Quit Ugly
Scene in Senate.
Springfield, 111., April 10 The res
ignation of at least three state officials
lias been asked for by the state civil
j service commission.
Kdgar Davies, state factory inspec
tor the past 12 years, today tendered
Ibis resignation to President Burdette
of the civil service commission. Dav
j ieg had been given until 10 this moru
I inc to resign, or charges would be
riled agaiust him, according to Bur
The resigna'ic-n of John A. Wheeler
of the state game commission was
also asked by the civil service com
mission. Wheeler this morning was
called before Commissioner Burdette
and told his rsignation was accepted.
The other official, whose name is
not made public, was asked to resign.
I1ITI1.K SEXATE KXOIWl.K.
I Charges by Senator Madigan that a i
resolution offered by Senator Albert j
Clark calling before the bar of the 1
senate John Hill, Jr., of Chicago, had
for its purpose the covering up of an
investigation of charges made by Hill
that a fund was used to pass the board
of trade bill, brought about one of the
bitterest exchanges of personalities
ever heard in the upper house of the
Illinois assmbly. Following an explana-
u OI lne reBO,uuon u iark- 'uau'
&an ar08? aud shouted for recognition
lie was rdred to take his seat by
Lieutenant Governor O'Hara, and was
finally recognized on a question of per-
8Uual .'"Y" '-er T" ah',(1
N'eion "ie ruies .or immeui-
aie cou.siuerauon oi me resolution.
"I w ant to call attention to the fact,"
said Madigan, "that It Is an effort by
Clark to cover up the matter and not
cast light upon Hill's charges."
"And I resent the charges and say
the statement of Madigan is not true,
some iif:aii;i foh ii:.
"I repeat," said Madigan, "that the
purpose of that resolution is to cover
up an investigation. If Hill's charges i
i that a fund was used to pass the board
j "a(1' UI" re true, some memoers
of ,he I'hteago board of trade will go
ito ,he I'ntiary. If ot true, an in-
vesugauon or mem, anyway, win show
!5 per cent of the whole business is
"I would cut my tongue out or re
sign my seat In tie senate before I
would impugn the motives of fellow
members," said Clark. "The man who
has done it Is a dirty cur." Clark stat
ed, pointing his finger at Madigan.
By a vote, the senate suspended the
rules and adopted the resolution. Mad
igan's resolution bearing on the Hill
charges, introduced several days ago,
called for the appointment of a com
mission to make an investigation.
The house adopted the Butts reso
lution calling for an investigation of
an alleged voting machine scandal in
Chicaeo. The resolution now goes to
I'Ul'MV OITIOX OFF.
Local option legislation at the pres
ent session of the legislature was giv
en a blow late yesterday afternoon
' when the county option measure, by a
i vote of seven to six was referred to
i a subcommittee of three members of
the senate committee on license and
miscellany following a hearing which
lasted neariy the entire afternoon and
j which was marked by frequent aud
heated remarks by friends and foes
of the proposed legislation.
EV OMMiriF.ES SAM ED.
Speaker McKinley announced the
appointment of 10 additional standing
committees of the house.
The membership of the three most
State and Municipal Civil Service
Reform Hull, chairman; Pervier, Gor
man, Karch, Dickman, R. E. Wilson,
Provine, Catlin, Lyon, Devine, Kasser
man Schuberth, Costello, Dillon. Gra
ham, Gillespie, Shaver, Thomas, Cur
ran Miller, Rothschild, Weber,' Wil
liamson and Grunau,
Parks and Boulevards Catlin,
chairman: Scanlan, Butts, Hoffman,
Dillon, Stocklasa, Farrell, Mitchell,
Browne, Lyon, Blaha, Hull, Kleeman
Boyer, Ryan, Donlan
Morris, R. R. Thompson R. A. Elli
ott. Grucau, Sherman, Rostenowski,
Thomas and Curran.
Insurance Scanlan, chairman: Wil
son, Kleeman. Simpson, Shaver. Blaha.
Rothschi'.d. McCabe, Charles Curren,
Burns. Donlan. Duvall. Farrell. Ryan,
McWUIiams. Clyne, Schuberth. Gor
man. Richardson, Mcrris. Weber, D,l-
i Ion, Werts, O'Coccell, McCarty, Sui
A R ALL TEAM;
Minneapolis, Minn., April 10. Mem
bers of the Minneapolis baseball club
of the American association are
threatened with smallpox. Ralph
Comstock, pitcher, who trained with
the cub at Hickman, and preceded the
other members to Minneapolis, was
taken to a pest house this morning
Intielder Killefer, who arrived today
with the club, may be a vic'im. His
face has broken out on his arrival in
the city and a physician was consult
ed He was told he was not suffering
I witn smallpox, but w ill see another
doctor. Members of the team will be
Chicago. April 10. Members of the
loca National league team were
thrown into perturbation when told
there was smallpox among the Minne
apolis players. The latter used the
visiters' dressing rooms at the locals'
park Tuesday, when they played an
exhibition game. It is said Comstock
was not here, but Killefer was. Pres
ident Murphy will take measures to
prevent his players and those of vis
iting clubs from contagion.
binger Taylor, a.td Snite.
The chairman of the other com
mittees announced are:
Municipal Corporations McLaugh
lin. Warehouse Dudgeon.
State and County Pairs Simpson.
Roads and Bridges Barker.
Representative Garesche offered a
resolution for an investigation of the
action of the trustees of the University-
of Illinois in taking over the Col
lege of Physicians and Surgeons.
PARIS BIRTH RATE
CUT BYHIGH RENT
Paris April 10. The binh rate in
: the French capital in 1912 was the low
est 6ince 1861. There was only one
birth for every 30 families. The infan
tile death rate was 143 per 1,000. Pro
hibitive rentals are said to be the chief
cans- for the decrease in the cumber
4 KILLED IN ICE
Pensacola, Fla., April 10. Four men
; w ere killed today by the explosion of
a boiler which contained 2,00'J gallons
of ammonia at one of the plants of the
Moore Ice works. The plant was par
tially demolished. The explosion shat
tered windows in a half dozen blocks
and startled people from their beds
five miles away. Engineers Wancel
and Floyd are among the dead. Sev
eral firemen were overcome by am-
t uaoiila fames.
' ' '
INMATE IS SLAIN
IN ASYLUM FIGHT
Victor Hedquist Dies at Kanka
kee After a Battle With
ASSAILANT USES A PICK
Officials of Institution Are Held
Blameless in Connection With
Kankakee, 111., April 10 Victor Hed-
; jquist of Chicago, an inmate of the Kan
kakee state hospital, died yesterday af
ternoon as a result of wounds received
in the morning during an altercation
with Seymour Peck, also of Chicago.
Peck hit Hedquist over the head with
a pick while the men, with 13 other
inmates, were digging a trench at the
At 10 o'clock, when tiie men return
ed from the trench, an inmate named
Hanson told one of the attendants in
charge that Hedquist was lying in the
ditch. Hedquist was found bleeding
and unconscious. Hospital physicians
immediately operated on the victim,
but their efforts proved futile.
ASSAILANT AI'IEAHS SANE.
When Peck was summoned before
the coroner's jury he seemed to be
thoroughly cognizant of what he bad
done end what was going on. When
asked questions, he merely said in a
"You know all about it; I do not
want to talk."
Persistent questions could not induce
him to say more.
Hedquist was admitted from Cook
county last December for paresis, but
as the disease was not advanced he
was allowed to work a few hours each
day. He is a teamster by occupation.
In appearanie his assailant. Peck,
who was admitted from Chicago four!cations might arise, more especially
years ago, is morose, skulking and re
vengeful looking, although so far as
is known here he has no criminal rec
ord. Officials at the hospital say that
Peck has always been well behaved
and that there has never been any
reason for mistrusting him. As a re
sult of his attack on Hedqu'-st. he prob
ably will le sent to the Chester prison
for the criminal insane.
AT OPENING GAME
Washington, D. C, April 10 Presi- j
dent Wilson arranged his businets so
he co, Ud attend the opening game I
betwee.i Washington and the New
York Americans here today and toss !
the first ball from his box to Mana- i
ger Griffith. A cold raw wi:,d swept
the diamond and grandstand.
Cleveland, Ohio. April 10. ''Li--a go
Cleveland game pca'poned, rain.
Chicago, April 10. Chicago-St. Louis
game postponed, rain.
The season opened today in both
the Xational and American leagues.
Snow in Kansas.
Topeka, Kan., April 10. Western
Kansas is covered with two to live
i inches cf snow
Rome, April 10. At noon today the
condition of the pope was much bet
ter, but weakness of the heart and
an Intermittent pulse were still caus
ing much anxiety. The doctors per
mitted him to eat an egg with broth,
but the patient was able to take it
only with difficulty.
Dr. Amid, who spent the night at
the pope's bedside, said this morning
the patient rested sufficiently well.
His temperature was little above 97.
He denied the pope was suffering with
nephritis, and reiterated the whole
trouble is relapse from a recent at
tack of influenza. Amici declared he
hopes by next week that Pius X. will
An entirely different opinion was
expressed by some of those immed
iately surrounding the pope, who de
pict the situation as grave. ' They
assert an examination made by a spe
cialist showed the presence of 10 to
12 degrees of albumen. The pope
was rejoiced to see the morning bring
a change in the weather. A splendid
sun streamed through the ample win
dows of his bedroom. Although this
seemed to encourage his spirits, he
continued to feel nauseated and averse
to taking nourishment.
Professor Marchiafava said after a
morning visit he considered the pope's
condition auguring well for a decided
turn to the better. His only specific
apprehensation was at heart weak
ness. Professor Marchiafava this after
noon gave confirmation of a continu
ance of improvement in the pope's
ennrlition Tli- onlv fear was COmDli-
through lack of nourishment, owing to
lack of appetite. Efforts will be made
to administer artificial nourishment.
Decatur, 111., April 10. The Presby
terian parsonage at loiono, ill., was
dynamited early this morning. Rev
Mr. Wilson and wife, who were In the
house, escaped with bruises.
PHONE STRIKE IN
Boston, Mass., April 10. A strike
cf telephone operators in greater Bos
ton, threatened for the past few days,
is averted by a compromise reached
early today after a 48-hour confer
ence between representatives of the
company and the union. Instead of
increasing wages, as was demanded,
the company is to adopt a plan of
"anniversary payments" of $25 to $100
a year, in the nature of a bonus for
FOR FIGHT ON
Destruction of Many In
dustries is Basis for
RAISE FREE TRADE CRY
President Wilson Requested to
Ignore Tammany In His
Washington, D. C, April 10. Th
senate finance committee has deter
mined not to have hearings on the tar
iff bill. Members of the committee
take the position that the hearings con
ducted by the house ways and means
committee in January were sufficient
ly thorough to cover practically all
points the senate needs considered in
connection with tariff revision. The
senate was not In session today.
Republican forces are preparing a
united attack upon democratio revi
sion on the ground it not only destroys
protection of many Industries, but in
many features Is practically a free
SEW BILLS IJT BOCSE3.
The following bills were Introduced
in the house today:
By Mann For a tariff board of five
By Taylor, (Colorado) Providing a
Lincoln memorial highway from Bos
ton to San Francisco.
By Murdock Far labelling clothing
and textiles, making misbranding a
By Palmer To permit national
banks to loan money on real estate to
6 per cent of their combined capital
Copley of Illinois Introduced a bill
aumorizing ioreign nations to par
ticipate In the parade at the opening
of the Panama canal.
Flood Introduced a bill providing a
jeovernment bureau of tobacco Indus
try. The house adjourned at 1 o'clock un
til noon Monday.
A XTI-T A MM A X Y ITK1 PHOTF.ST.
President Wilson was formally re
quested by anti-Tammany leaders of
the New York state democracy not
to recognize Tammany in federal ap
pointments. They explained their or
ganization needed the moral support
of the administration in its fight for
progressive principles. ,
An efficient navy, large and power
ful enough to maintain the nation's
prestige, is the policy of the new ad
ministration, as outlined today to the
Navy League of the United States lu
its eighth annual convention by Frank
lin D. Roosevelt, assistant secretary
of the navy. His statement created
enthusiasm. It is regarded as direct
ly reflecting the views of Secretary
Daniels and the White house.
FOR CAIRO LEVEE
Cairo, 111., April 10. As a result of
excessive rains, the river is still high
here, the fall being less than a tenth
of a foot since yesterday morning.
Relief work in this vicinity Is about
finished. Plans are being made to
bend a delegation to Washington to
urge $1,000,000 appropriation for Cairo
and the drainage district levees. A
60-foot levee will be urged.
Washington, D. C, April 10. Refus
al of laborers to work on the levee
in the vicinity of Memphis resulted
in a break there and probably will
be responsible for a more serious sit
uation along the lower Mississippi In
the immediate future. In the opinion
of Major James Xormoyle, who report,
ed to the war department that "indo
lence and laziness" are serious fac
tors to contend with.
2 CINCINNATI BANKERS
INDICTED BY GRAND JURY
Cincinnati, Ohio, April lo. Llmer
E. Gallbreath, former president of the
defunct Second Xational bank, and
Charles H. Davis were Indicted today
by a federal grand Jury which has been
investgating the affairs of the bank.
Gallbrath was indicted a year ago, but
was not tried.
INVENTOR, DIES, AGED 8C
Rockford, I I., April 10. William W.
Burson. inventor of knitting machin-t
cry, and c;ie. -f the founders of the
knitting machine industry In Rock-
fcrd. dropped dead here this morning
at the home of his daughter,
Unfilled Steel Tonnage.
Xew York, April 10. Unfilled ton
nage of the steel corporation MartU
31 totals 7,488,956 tons, a decrease of
187,758 tons over the previous month.