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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR XO. 149.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
S. HOME EPITIOK
Refuses to Take Chair
manship of the House
IT IS NO PLACE FOR HIM
Announces He Will Accept No
Appointment at Hands of
.".prii.giicld, 111.. April 11. When
Sp. nY.i r MeKinley's list of additional
crniiiit assignments was announc
ed today Ilrowne declined to accept
H e i ha.nmiiship of the committee on
farm dni'iiag.-. suggesting that the
'hairtni'iihliip probably could be placed
uh-Te it would do some good, and that
be did int want l McKiuley said
be v.on'.il be glad to confer with
I trow en the subject. When the
re;, .nx of the list was completed,
Hrow : ; was recognized.
'Mr. Speii iter, I desire that It be
under.!! oil tba' I refuse to accept that
ha u rn;, tif hip or serve on any com
n:i !! at a 1." said lirowne.
"Very veil," answered McKinley.
Mi-Kinley announced the following
State Institutions O'Uourke, chair
man. I'en:l unil Reformatory Insti'utions
Kvi ii'Uo Department Hubbard,
V :ianee - R. E. Wilson, chairman.
Labor and Industrial Affairs - King,
I : i III : tiK. Ian and Homestead
Federal Relations Crawford, chair
man I', in Drainage Browne, chairman,
l-'i .il' t-nal and Mutual Insurance
i . ( 'a rty. chu ir!!,.E:i.
I.:w S'ock and Dairying F. W.
Sh-pard. chtfRrffian. '
Manufactures Keck, chairman. i
I li-rt ii iilt lire- Flnloy, chairman.
I .Mil rie.- Stedmnn. chairman. j
V- -s it nd Salaries A. M. Foster.;
. '.. i ;i in in.
I ITK!T OS M Kit IT.
Thi' house committee on elections
r ,.iu mated temporarily at least a
ie , iinlicy yesterday when it declin
i d tn entertain a motion to dismiss a
i 'litest on a technicality and In ef
iict voted to consider the case on Its
l.erlts. The contest In question was
tl itt of .lame II. VIckers, republican,
i itaiust Fayette S. Munro of Highland
I 'ark. progressive and others in tho
i ifht'n district. The case was made
a special order for next Thursday.
int tv iinm itonv i-:t."
Senator John Dailcy, Francis P.
IVudy and F. ('. Campbell were named
as a subcommittee of the senate li
cense committee to consider the conn
tv op' Ion bill. Dailey and Brady are
Classed as "wet," while Campbell is
"dry." The personnel of the sub com
mittee Is expected to mean the death
o' county option unless the "dry"
f.Mi es are able to get the measure
through the house.
it . a i i . r pi:i tin soil. nr.
Representative George Fitch of Pc
ria introduced a joint resolution pro
dding for the submission of a const i
ti tloiial amendment regarding the rc-
ill of Judicial decisions. The atuend
t I'tit would provide that any law
i nacted by two different regular ses
sions of tlie general assembly may be
declared constitutional by a majority
v' the voters on a referendum vote.
ii k nr.tit m'.i.m-.hv
Governor Dunne s'a'ed lie was hal
ing a hard time l.s'.eniitg to those
who werf seeking positions, cither
for tl'.emselvcs or friends, and at the
same time give much atNn'ion to
the state's business. From morning
until closo of business at night a
throng was constantly clamoring for
audiences, and it was almost iir.pcs-t-
b'.e to d) anything but listen.
Dunne said he would send a number
f appointments to the senate next
Wednesday, Including several of the
best position at hia disposal.
Eight Hours for Postal Worker.
Washington. D. C. April 11 AH
posToffico employes are to have an
c'ght-hour day, under a derision made
yesterday by Postmaster General Bur
ROCK ISLAND HAS
WRECK: ONE DEAD
El Mo . April 11 Frank Fitz
FT.ri:. f St. Louis, an engineer,
'.'as killed rrd passengers bad'.y shak-
v, i.i ;i a Chicago. Rock Island & Pa-i:H-
i as.-enger tra;n westbound crash
ed l.iajoti in'o a sw itch engine here
arly today. Bnh engines were de-c-rlished.
A steel r.:ail reach on the
t-.itn is believed to have prevented
ti-e dt.aili cf many passeegcrs.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Cloudy tonight with probably snow
flurries, Saturday generally lair and
Temperature at 7 a. m., 28. Highest
yesterday, 52; loweBt last night, 37.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 6 miles
Precipitation, .04 Inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 64, at
7 a. m., 57.
Stage of water, 8.5, a rise of .3 in
last 1.4 hours.
J M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Venus, Saturn. Morn-1
lng stars: Mercury, Jupiter. Mars, j
The first magnitude star, Vega, of con-
etellatlon Lyra (the Lyre), rising in the j
northeast about 8:30 p. m. 1
AWfiK r Nh
FOR MRS. MAEDER
Chicago, I1L, April 11. Mrs. Savan
nah Maeder, a widow, was awarded
$3,000 damages In the verdict of a
jury before Judge Pope in the circuit
court yesterday in her conspiracy suit ;
against Kary Stevens, a wealthy farm- ;
r and banker of McLean county, I'M- ',
nois, and Iroy Hanna, a stock yards
Mrs. Maeder told the jury that Ste
vens had written her a number of love
letters, and then, w ith the assistance ;
of Haniut. attempted to r-ga'n pi sses
sion of them. She said Stevens nut ie
love to her following their me tir.- in
the fall of 1907, although he has a itr
and eight children at Bloomingtou.
Several of Stevens' letters were intro
duced by her lawyers and they i ontaia
ed endearing messages.
She accused Hanna of hardline hrr
roughly in his attempts to force her
t.o turn over all of the letter.
Stevens and Hanna declared that she
was paid $5oo for the letters, but Mrs.
Maeder denied UiIb. although she ad
mitted receiving the money. Slip said
she was given the money to start a
GUARDS RUN FEW
CARS IN BUFFALO
Buffalo, X. T., April 11. With
Street ..cars running HXlAfcT MlHttanT
guard over only 10 miles of the Interna
tional Railway company's 300 miles of
track and a general strike of all un
ion labor in the city threatened. Mayor
Fuhrmacn sought to reopen negotia
tions, which were deadlocked latt
night, and the state board of mediation
Lcgan an investigation of the strike.
Chicago, 111.. April 11. Commission
er of Labor Neill met a committee of
railroad managers today in a further
effort to adjust the differences between
the railroads and 4,0u0 switchmen em
ployed in this city. Later in the day
representatives of the switchmen were
scheduled to join the conference.
I'.russels, April 11. The government
is preparing to resist with all its re
sources the general strike of Belgian
workmen scheduled for Monday. The
government has the support of the
conservative interests of the country.
Socialists are confident nearly four
hundred thousand will leave 'work in
response to the strike order. Local
strike committees are arranging to
place children with sympathizers be
yond the frontiers. Workmen have
been admonished t!uT the best means
oi gaining their end is to display re
straint and calai and peaceful eudur
, 1,500.000 WOMEN ADRIFT
I IN UNITED STATES, SAID
i Richmond, Va., April 11. The na
tional convention of the Y. W. C. A.
is considering today the assertion of
Miss Mabel Cra'ty of New Yorl:, gen
eral secretary of the national board,
that "tins is tl.e woman's hour" as
against the statement of Cra"e H.
' Dodge of New York that the home is
breaking up and that l.fe(i,0"0 women
in the I'uited States are "adrift" or
homeless. To hundred thousand c?
them, according to an estimate by Miss
1111a Schooley. are expected to move
toward the San Francisco exposition
j HALF DOZEN SANDWICHES
TO END A HUNGER STRIKE
) St. Joseph, Mo, April 11 As a
prison docter was preparing to forcl-
; bly feed her. Clyda Rosely of Des
! Moines, Iowa, a prisoner in the city
workhouse here, on a "hunger strike"
I four days, relieved ti e situation by
devouring a Lalf dozen sandwiches.
SUPREME COURT GRANTS A
WRIT TO MRS. LINDL0FF
Springfield. 111. April 11. The su
preme court granted a supersedeas to
Louisa I.indloff, convicted at Chicago
of poisoning her son. Reversal of the
lower court, where a sentence of 25
years was Imposed, is sought.
Countless Is Dead.
Lexinguin. Ky.. April 11. Count
less, winner of the last Saratoga cup
race, died today of shipping fever,
aged six years. Twenty-five thousand
had been refuse d for the horse.
Placue in Columbia.
Bopato. Colombia. April 11 Much
alarm has been caused here by re
ports that bubonic p'.nc;-1 has f-.roken
out ia the iapcrt cf Sauta Marta.
CONGRESS IS :
Nation Behind All Others
in Building Up Sea
.ur.aer msent Law Hear Ad-
mirais Are loo uid Tor
Washington, D. C, April 11. Con
gress stands in the way of efficient
con'rol of the navy, according "o Col-
nel Robert W. Thompson, chairman
of the executive eomnittte of the
Navy League of the I'uited States.
"Younger admiraK'' he declared,
"are also nfccFssry to make the
American fleet effective in lime cf
war. Inder he present law our ad
mirals are too clj when they reach
the flag rank nr. a they have had too
li'tie expert in p :n "command to be
propeily quh'!!ieu for handling p. fleet
in time if war. Every maritime na
tion in the world except cu." own
has taken steps to secure you'ig, vig
orous, highly qualified men and give
hem necessary experience to tit them
for supreme command."
Thompson declared that in Janu
ary, I'.tl". of 28 admirals Ij V.a; t-j
t-'a service as rear admirals, while the
remainder had been in supreme com-
maiid on a voyage only nine months
TVI STT! !li:ftl l Ml.tll.
President Wilson was urged today
by former Governor Adams of Colo
rado and Democratic National Com
mitteeman Ewing of Louisiana to
a-;ree to a modification in the tariff .
schedule on sugar to make it dis"re-j
tlonary with the executive at the end
of three yeurs whether sugar should j
it-free. - Adams toTd the president I
while his state could stand a reduc
tfor. of a cent a pound, the knowledge ;
that sugar would be free at jo end;
of three years would have a deposing
effect on the business during that j
period. Ewing took the same position.
Miroit u. AKlt hi.viaixs. i
"Corporal" Tanner, lifelong rcpubli-:
can. v, ill not have to surr.-ler his job"
as register of w ills to a democrat. At
the White house it was said hp would '
be retained. Tanner was wounded so
many times in the Civil war parts of
both legs were amputated.
HIIHIMIIO lV I'lIK I'OST.
The president took under considera
tion today for a diplomatic post Dr. B.
L. Jefferson of Colorado, presented by
VAN H0REBEKE HELD SANE
Illinois Teacher Released After Court
Inquiry at Springfield.
Springfield, 111., April 11. Professor
Van Horc-beke, teacher of French, w ho
frequently has addressed the Illinois
house from the galleries during re
cesses, and who was taken Into ens
j tody a week ago upon petition of
j.Iohn E. Bretz that an inquisition be
j made as to his sanity, was yesterday
declared sane and was released amid
itlie applause of many of his friends
who had gathered in the county court.
As his attorney extolled his virtues
Professor Van Horebeke wept. H
was congratulated as he left the court
Owen Drops Lewis Charges.
Washington, D. C, April 11. The
charges against Senator-elect Lewis,
ferwarded by Representative Henry
M. Ashton of the Illinois legislature
to Senator Owen of Oklahoma, are
found by that senator after compari
son to be a duplicate of the speech re
'c.n'Jy made by Mr. Ashton at Sprinc-
field. Mr. Owen has written Mr. Ash-
ton a furmal acknowledgment of th-
'receipt of the letter and says he will
give it no further attention.
i Ixmdon, April 11. Duchess Con-
naught, wife of the governor gen
i ere! of Canada, after an operation
yesterday for intestinal obstructions,
j passed a good night. Her progress
has been satisfactory.
NO MORE STRIPES
Michigan City, led., April 11. The
"hole." otherwise known as "solitary,"
and prison stripes have been abolish
ed in Indiana state prison. Prison
ers will wear b'.uo and plaids. Al
though changes remove the last means
of punishing unruly prisoners. Ward
en Fcgarty declared the prison "wiil
maintain excellent discipline.' Fogar-
j ty said the abolishment cf the "sol
i ijtary" and stripes pus the Indium
$ risen ah -ad of any simil-r i''-ia-
t-cc. in ine oria.
Rome, April 11 The condition of the
pepe 'was unchanged this morning.
His ternperaU.re has Increased slight-
iy, rf sistering nearly :i!. No new
symptoms developed during the night.
, ,. . ,
Hie pope, feeling stronger today, ex-1
Pn,-sed dtsappotrnment at no, bemg
aoie to re. else a pilgrimage Horn en-
i. e. A sister and niece of the pop.:
i 'u.air.id several hours in his room,
while Mgr. Bressan, private secretary J
to his holiness, celebrated mass. The
ti.pe iifayi-d sitting up in bed. A ru-1
mor spread iu the city during the
morni :!, that i lie pope was dead, cans
td a rush of inquiries to the Vatican,
where everything was found tranquil.
The pope it, times complains of
pains in the small of his back, which
inert ase w hen he sits up and w hen he
coughs. These and other symptoms
are attributed by his physicians to
renal neuralgia rising from influenza,
and remenies have been applied to In
sure freer action of the internal or
gans. Professor Marrtnafava appar- j
eutly is not quite satisfied with the 1
progress of recovery of strength. He
is inflexible in his decision not to al
low the patient to undergo any exer
tion. The pope expressed a desire to read
the newspapers, saying, after what was
I invented when he was ill the first
time, he was curious to see what they
were capable of doing after his re-
! lapse. Marchiafava refused to permit
!him to read, whereupon the pontiff
! "That shows they must have killed
! and buried me."
The pope rose today and sat In an
arm chair in his bedroom while his
bed was being made.
TO BATTLE ALONE
j Ixmdon, April 11. Bulgaria is mak
ing formal claims to possession of Sa
loniki, now occupied by Greek troops.
; according to a dispatch from Belgrade.
Servia. The dispatch adds Bulgaria
is taking military measures to sup-
joit h;-r claims, while Greece is con-
i emtratinz her army along the rall-
!way leading to Saloniki. j
I Cettinje, April 11. Servian troops
! which have been assisting the Monte-j
regrin army in the siege of Scutari j
i have withdrawn and are marching j
1 back to Servia. This leaves Monte
: negro standing practically alone in its
i The Official Gazette declares heavy
Montenegrin losses during the recent
assault on Tarakosch forts were duejfor his interest in baseball by Cap-
riainly to Servian artillery, which con-!ta'n Adrian Anson, fa'her of the gat.T.
tinued the fire while the allied troops i Anson wired from Salt LaV:.;:
: ere storming the works. "The Ser-I "Having been city clerk cf Chicago
via n commander forgot to give the or-! on the democratic ticket and also
u.?r to cease f ring," says the Gazette. ' slightly connected with baseball, it
i' na. April 11. The triple aillancs j pleases n.c greatly to know you h ive
Germany, Austria-ITungary and Italy ' gone to the frcn for the natio iu! g i.f.e.
--pd'o-ate. according to the N'jus I am convinced I made nc mistake
4Freicprcsse, that Saloniki be given to; in voting for you."
ST. GEORGIA AND THE DRAGON
Bulgaria as compensation for the ces
sion of Silistria and a strip of Bulgar
ian territory to Roumania. Russia
and France are of the opinion Greece
should have Saloniki, while England
appears to favor the view of the triple
Cairo, 111., April 11. The Ohio river
registered 54.4 here today, a fall of
i one-tenth of an inch since last night.
! B,,cause of continued high water the
; levee patrol has been- increased. The
, r, . , ,,;., ,.:
; u h the drainage uistricti where
; walpr two fr above the tPac.ka.
tllrfv ; A;t cUr,-i
tween Chicago and New Orleans.
A relief expedition to the Wabash
river bottoms returned last night on
the steamer City of Cairo and report-
j P(j conditions up the Ohio deplorable .
Only one or two points between Cairo
and Mount Vernon, Ind., are above
water. At many places the river is
Sf. miles wide.
There are 4,000 refugees in the vi
cinity of Wickliffe, Ky.
Washington, D. C, April 11. To
day's flood bulletin: "Rainfall in the
Mississippi and Ohio valleys is prac
tically at an end for the present. The
Ohio has fallen sharply between Pitts
burgh and Louisville. Rains the last
few days, however, will check the fall,
but an important rise is not antici
pated. DRAINAGE MEET IS
St. Louis, Mo., April 11. Delegates
to the national drainage congress be
gan today the work of organizing var
ious local drainage boards and com-
miitees into a national drainage fed-
eration. A malarian conference, at
which the relation of swamp lands
and floods to disease was considered,
was also held today.
Frank P. Knight cf Chicago ad
dressed the congress on the "Busi
ness Men's Interest in Flood Pro
tection." Colonel W. E. Piper of Chi
cago, chairman cf the legislative com
mittee of the national fraternal con
gress, spoke on the interest of frater
nal insurance orders in drainaee as it
affects actuaries' tables on longevity.
1 Mrr.e. Poincare Dead
j PariP Ap,'n n.Mnle Poincaro,
mo;h( r of th A rir(.sian, flf the French
1 republic, died suddenly today.
AN ANSON BOQU
Washington. D. C, April 11. Presi
dent Wilson was congratulated today-
BE VICE NETS
Chicago, April 11. Dance halls
where liquor Is sold to girls and
where "friends are provided for those
w ho want them" were ascribed as the
:auSe 0f the downfall of many young
, . . ...
"omen by Mrs. Gertrude Britton, set-
1 IefmPnt1 wr,'r". who test.hed today
i the Illinois vice commission.
! "ln a thorough investigation we
found 200 dance halls in Chicago
where liquor is sold to girls under
16," said Mrs. Britton. "In some oth
er places so-called soft drinks, when
I analyzed, were found to contain
cohol. At one dance hall we discover
ed the proprietor served notice to pat
rons that a friend would be provided
for any girl that needed one. A girl
of 17 told the commission how a scold
ing by her father, the chance of meet
ing a "jolly fellow,' and his giving her
drugged beer led to her downfall."
Columbus, Ohio, April 11. The house
passed a bill looking towards an inves
tigation of the minimum wage for
working women. It already had pass
ed the senate. 1'nder the bill every
employer of five or more girls or wo
men in the state will be comelled to
send Information to a new" industrial
commission relating to wages paid.
MISS ZELIE EMERSON HAS
ATTACK OF APPENDICITIS
London, April 11. Miss Zelie Em
erson, the American suffraget, is suf
fering a serious attack of appendici
tis. Dr. Mansell- Moullin said this
morning. Although necessary, no op
eration will be performed at present,
according to the doctor, because of
her extremely weakened condition.
Her nervous symptoms improved
Militant suffragets early this morn
ing fired the grandstand of the great
cricket ground at Tumbridce Wells.
They left behind them a photograph
of Mrs. Pankhurst.
O. K.'s "Home"' Inmates' Vote.
Springfield. 111., April 1 1. Attorney !
General Lucey, in an official communi-
cation, declares it is legal for inmates
of the Masonic home at Sullivan to
voto in the precinct in which the home
is located, provided the home is the
permanent or at least the bona fide
indefinite place of residence of the
voting inmates. The opinion was ad
dressed to George A. Dougherty of Sul
livan. New Botany Head.
Chicago, April 11. Dr. William Tre
lease of Boonton, N, J., has been ap
pointed head of the department of bot
any cf the University of Illinois, suc
cessor to Dr. T. J. Burrell, who held
tlie position many years.
Two Inquiries Ordered.
Chicago, April 11. A grand jury
investigation of the purchase of
$1,0'.'0,000 worth of voting machines
by the city was ordered by the state's
attorney today. A legislative com
mittee will also make an investigation.
ARE SLAIN IN
Victims Are Sailors At
tached to the Cruiser
THREE OTHERS INJURED
Lives Arc Lost in Street Fight
at Mazatlan, a Pacific
Guaymr.s. Snora. .Mexico, April 11.
Two sailers cf the United States
cruiser California were killed and
three others wounded in a street fight
Wednesday morning at Mazatlan. a
Pacific coast port. Three Mexican
policemen were wounded in attempt
ing to arrest the sailors. Admiral
Covvles is investigating.
El Paso, Tex., April 11. Paticho
Villa, who has taken the field in Chi
huahua state agabast the Huerta gov
ernment, yesterday held up a passen
ger train and secured silver bullion
valued at 175,000. Passengers were
not molested. The bullion was des
tined for the state capital.
TROW I.R1DKRS DISAGREE:.
Naco. Ariz., April 11. Failure to
crush the small federal garrison at
Naco, Sonora, after two days' fight
ing, in which the defender took the
aggressive, developed in a disagree
ment among the state troop leaders.
Colonel Calles moved the large portion
of his group to Auga Prleta, opposite
After tw-o conferences the consti
tutionalists' chief failed t0 agree. Col
onel Calles and Bracamonte blamed
General Obregon for the failure of
artillery to arrive. The commander-in-chief
blamed the delay oti Governor
Pesqulera, who had promised cannons
from Hermo8lllo, the state capital.
General Ojeda during the day kept
hl8 federals In the border town. There
was no resumption of fighting.
General Ojeda made a suddem at
tack last night upon the Yaqui Indian
division of the state troops, cannon
ading their camp a half hour. The
Indians responded feebly. A number
of bullets struck the Hotel Naco, here.
General Obregon has gone to No
gales to consult with state authorities
regarding the dinicul'ies In the at
tack on Naco.
BODY OF MORGAN
ARRIVES AT HOME
New York, April 11. The steamship
France, bearing the body of the late
J. P. Morgan, passed Nantucket light
ship at 4 this morning, and Is expected
to dock this afternoon. The body will
be immediately removed from the ship
and taken under a strong police guard
to the Morgan library, where it will
rest until Monday morning, when fu
neral services will be held in St.
George's church. It will then be con
veyed by special train to Hartford,
Conn., and placed in the family mauso
leum. Extra details of police will guard the
pier. No one will be permitted to en
ter the shed without a customs pass.
All photographers will be barred.
Streets leading to the. pier will be
cleared for the departure of the fu
neral procession and a guard will be
thrown about the Morgan house and
library. A large force will keep the
curious from the church Monday.
The steamship France, bearing the
body of Morgan, reached quarantine
at 2 o'clock.
IS OPENED BEFORE JURY
Quincy, III., April 11 That some
person was at the Pfarischmidt homo
all day Saturday trying to burn the
! bodies of the four murde.r victims, and
; that Ray Pfanschmidt was fn Q iiuev
j all day Saturday while the bodies were
, being burned is the orgy on which
; the defense, which opened todav, will
attempt to establish the
of the young defendant.
MILLION IS LEFT
Chicago, April 11 Dr. Edvard
Higley of Glen 111 yti. 111., who in the
early 80 s iei.t Charles Froelich 70')
to aadst him through the University
of Nebraska, learned today Froelich
died recently in Australia without
heirs, leaving a fortune approximat
ing a million dollars to Higley.
Eight years ago Froelich, who had
grown wealthy in Australia, visited
his former benefactor and repaid the
loan with compound Inter'