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NO MALICE IS
FOUND IN THE
Court Commissioner's Re
port Against Sentence
of Missouri Editor.
SIMPLE TRUTH IS TOLD
Judge Offended at Divorce Case
Publication Has No Grounds
for Contempt Charge.
Jefferson City, Mo., April 19 Wil
liam R. Nelson, editor and owner of
the Kansas City Star, was not guilty
of malice in the publication of an
article for which he was adjudged
guilty of contempt of court and sen
tenced to one day in jail last Febru
ary by Circuit Judge Guthrie. The
article (taelf was "substantially true-'
and "iinlfM in the court's opinion that
article itself is contemptuous." the
petitioner snouid be discharged. These
findings reported to the
Missouri supreme court today by its
commissioner in the cae, Charles C.
Crow of Kansas City.
A It I K, I. K TRrK.
The article complained of stated
that Judce Gotiirie had refused to
din-nlFs the divorce BUit of Minnie
againp-t Claude F. Clevluger until at
torney's fens wvre paid and that the
rtiiibal came after the Clevingers
hud been reconciled out of court and
asked dismissal of the case.
"Your commissioner finds," says
the report, "that the article is sub
stantially true, and as nearly a cor
ri c- report of the court proceedings
as could be expwted from a layman,
and the experience of your commis
sioner has been that lawyers would
have made a many errors as appear
in this article.
tWTIIOlT I'KHSOKAI. KSOWLKUGK.
"Your commissioner is of the opin
fWhar under he evidence the peti
tioner had no personal knowledge of
the articKe com plain od of until after
itg publication, and Mr. Murphy and
Karl Wal'er (the man who edited the
art i t.. i were servants of the pe.tition
er (Mid made an hottest effort to report
correctly the proceedings of the court.'
"The rupreme court Bet May 1 for
tearing Nelson's case. The case was
c-vriVd to the supreme court, by Nel
f i .11 on an appeal from Judge Guth
rw 's decision.
5 HELD GUILTY IN
Philadelphia, April 19. A verdict
of guilty was reiulerv.d in the federal
court today against promoters and offi
cers of the International Lumber and
Development company, charged with
conspiracy to defraud stockholders of
the company through the mails. The
defendants were John R. Marikoy,
promoter of the. company; I. B. Miller,
a partner; A. G. Stewart, a director,
who mado their headquarters at Chi
cago: C. M. McMahon, former secretary-treasurer
cf tho company, and
V. H. Armstrong, former general
manager. It was charged the company
sold stock to the amount of $0,000,000
by false and misleading literature re
garding the value and profits of a plan
tation of 28S.U00 acres in Campiche,
Mexico. It was further charged that
1.:.00.000 disOurscd in dividends was
paid out of stock subscriptions rath
er than from profits. The case has
been on trial seven weeks. Pending
an appeal the defendants were ad
mitted to 15,000 bail. The principal
offices are in this city. Among the
counsel for the defense was former
I'nited States isenator .Mason of Illi
nois. Lake Navigation Opened.
Port William, Ont., April 19 Navi
gation for 1913 at the Canadian head
Of the lakes opened here today.
IN SILKS IN YEAR
New York. April 19, Two million
dollars worth of silks and woolens
re stolen from trucks during the
past year und sold through a string of
"fences" in many cities, according to
Louis Sherman, formerly known
throughout the country' as a reputable
dress goods broker. Sherman pleaded
pvilty today to receiving two cases of
stolen goods. With the cooperation
of 30 truck drivers systematically
st( cling from various manufacturers,
b.icrm:tii Kaid he built up a business ;
o' 11.000 a day with a dally profit of; inp- the convalescent stage. TTe pope
$!. He had a large suite of offices ! s'ept tranquilly two hours this morn
aiid employed many clerks and stcnog-' ir.;. His breathing was easier and
rubers. Sherman's own operations his rest more refreshing thaii It had
aggregated J500.000. )ten
MARTIN WIRES HE
IS AMONG LIVING
Joseph Wilberforce Martin.
London, April 19. A friend here of
Joseph W. Martin, the Memphis, Tenn.,
cotton dealer, who was missing since
April 3, last night received this tele
gram from Switzerland: "Ceate in
quiries; am well; writing.
"Signed J. W. MARTIN."
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for i
Rock Isiand, Davenport, Moline, j
and Vicinity. j
Generally fair tonight and Sunday, j
not much change in temperature. j
Temperature at 7 a. m., 44. Highest '
yesterday, 70 ; lowest last night, 43. !
Velocity of wind at 7 a. in., 5 miles 1
per hour. '
Precipitation none. j
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 58. at ,
7 a. m., 74. j
btage of water, 10.2, a fall of .2
in last 24 hours.
Evening stars: Veuus. Saturn. Morn
ing stars: Mercury. Jupiter. Mars.
The handle of the Sickle formed by
lx of the nine stars in constellation
Ieo (the Ijion). is vertical, due south
from zenith, nbont i p. m.
3 PEOPLE PERISH
Paris, April 19. Tfcree persons
were drowned today when an automo
bile believed to belong to Isadore
Duncan, the American dancer, while
crossing a bridge over the Seine in a
suburb of Paris, suddenly turned out
of the roadway, mounted a sidewalk,
broke through the bridge railing and'
plunged into the Seine. An inquiry
fcas been instituted to ascertain wheth
er the victims were members of the
Duncan family. The chauffeur was
Tlie victims of the automobile acci
dent were two children of Isadore Dun
can and their governess.
The authorities are investigating
the drowning of the Duncan children
and their governess. The bodies were
POPE HAS A VISIT
Rome. April 19. The rhvsi,--ir,
bulletin this morning said: "His holi
ness passed a very tranquil night. His
temperature this morning was 97.L
Coughiug spells and expectoration
heve further diminished and his gen
eral condition is stronger and better.
Owing to continued amelioration only
one bulletin daily will now be pub
lished." For the first time since the begin
ning of the pope's illness. Angelo Sar
to. his brother, was allowed to see him
this morning. Ac solo was overcome
with emotion as he entered his broth
er's room. Both were in tears. The
brothers started talking about all
kinds of subjects, but Professor Mar
chiafava gently -intervened and forced
Angelo from the room.
Rumors were circulated the pontiff
had suffered a fainting fit in conse
quence of tfie emotion caused by the
visit his brother. The report, how
ever, was officially denied at tp 'Vati
can. For the first time since his illness
the pope and his sisters lunched at
the Vatican together with Angelo Sax
tn, his brother. This is considered
here as proof the pope is rear- entr.
. j i
ON VOTE FOR
Leaders in Amendment
Opposition Storm the
SEE INJURY TO THE SEX
Strong Letter From Kate Doug
las Wiggin, the Author, Is
Read to Committee.
Washington, D. C ADril 19 Anti-
suftragets appeared in force today in I
i the capitol to nrotesf v tho sonata!
w oman suffrage committee against any
constitutional amendment giving the
right of franchise to their sex.
Among the speakers were Mrs. Ar
thur M. Dodge, president of the na
tional association opposed to woman's
j suffrage, and several other members
of that organization. The women also
brought with them letters of protest
from many anti-suffragets in the coun
try. Mrs. William L. Putnam of Mas
sachusetts read a paper by Kate Doug
las Wiggin, the author.
"I cannot believe the ballot is the
first or the next or the best thing
to work for," she read. "I want aie
woman to be a good home-maker, a
good mother, a loyal, intelligent, alive
citizen, but above all to be a he:pful.
stimulating, inspiring force In the
world, rather than a useful, influen- ;
tial factor in politics. It is even more j
difficult to be an inspiring woman !
than a good citizen and an honest
I.IMRI.inifT IV OT C.HOWKH.
"A woman's job. to my mind, is with ! Quincy. 111., April 19. The last day
other women, with children and withif the Pl'anschmidt. trial drew people
mn, w ho, next to children, are the j from all points of the surrounding
most depndent upon what she thinks ! country. John E. "Wall, special coun
and says and does, and is. I would !sel for the tate, spent all his time
have woman strong enough to keep j yesterday afternoon and two hours
just a trifle in the background. The! this morning replying to the argu
limelight never makes anything- merits of attorneys for the defense.
if I f m 1 1- HlM i'
Mollie Elliott Sewall told the com
mittee, in a letter read by Miss Lucy
Price, that 19 states could be counted
upon to vote against the amendment
to the constitution. Miss Price wrote
of campaigning against suffrage be
fore the recent election in Michigan.
"They charged me with being in
the employ of the liquor interests and
the brewers, and said, although I was
I called 'Miss Price,' I w as the wife
I of a saloonkeeper," she said. "That is
j the position you will put your wives
j and daughters in if you vote for worn
an suffrage. They will lay themselves
I open to such attacks."
COBB NOW READY
TO PEDDLE AUTOS
Chicago, April 19. "I am now
ready to talk business If your offer
still stands. Await your orders."
This telegram from "Ty" Cobb, at
Augusta, Ga, was received today by
L. J. Coyle, a representative of an
automobile company at Logan sport,
Ind., who announced several days ago
he had offered Cobb an automobile
and $15,000 for a year's work as city
salesman of the concern in Chicago.
Cobb replied then he was. still nego
tiating with President Navin of the
Coyle will go to Logansport to dis
cuss the matter with his principals.
Springfield, 111., April 19. The su
preme court today upheld the Chi
cago ordinance making it unlawful
for owners or operators of automo
biles or motorcycles to permit the es
cape of obnoxious ases, steam, or of
Friedmann Not Violator.
Washington, D. C, April 19 The
treasury department has decided that
Dr. Friedmann, who claims a cure for
tuberculosis, has not violated the pub
lic health laws by treating for pay pa
tients at Providence, R, L
ALLEN FOR CHIEF
OF JOLIET PRISON
Springfield, I1L, April 19. While no
official announcement was made, it
was understood about the capitol to
day that Governor Dunne has prac
tically decided upon Ned Allen of
Joliet to be warden of the northern
penitentiary at Joliet. This informa
tion was circulated here today fol
lowing a call of a delegation of Allen's
friends from Joliet upon the governor.
It is understood the governor will
send appointments on
the board of
2 - irssit
nnrZ "I ":" " '" .Ior perintendent Maxson of Moline. Ill
railroad and warehouse commission-'
ers and the state insurance depart- Refuses to Fix Price.
ment will not b announced next! Kansas City. April 19. That he had
eek- .aitpmntMi inaijee the International
APRIL 19, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES
2&immpWmw - v
KNOW FATE SOON
Orf"tr)sisferl On t-K-. lielfh lit-nnltrr Ti
defendant appeared unconcerned dur
ing Wall's stinging arraignment
When Wall was explaining that Ray
Pfanschmidt knew how to set off dyn
amite and fire a house by a clock ar
rangement, the defendant laughed.
KILLED IN A FULL
Chicago, April 19. Otto W. Brodie,
a professional aviator, was killed to
day by the fall of his machine from
a height of 45 feet at the aviation
grounds in the South side. Brodie,
as head of a school of aviation, was
testing a machine.
Brodie was guiding the machine
over some trees when a protruding
Drancn snapped a guide wire, pre
venting control of the aeroplane.
Brodie was 26, and was one of the
first Chicagoans to take up aviation
j professionally, and claimed the dis
tinction of being the first aviator to
deliver parcel post packages by the
IOWA SHIPPERS IN
A CAR COMPLAINT
Washington, D. C, April 19. In
adequate equipment of cars and loco
motives for transportation of pro
ducts in the state of Iowa was made
a subject of complaint to the Inter
state commerce commission today by
te Iowa state railroad commission,
and a demand made that railroads
operating In Iowa be required not
only to supply sufficient equipment to
meet the normal shipping interests of
the state, but that provision be made
j for equitable distribution of cars
among Iowa shippers.
GLENN LIBEL CHARGE IS
UP FOR INVESTIGATION
Chicago, April 19. Lieutenant
Governor OTiara was the first witness
today when the April grand jury be
gan an investigation of charges of
criminal libel preferred against John
M. Glenn, secretary of the Illinois
Manuafcturers' association and pub
lisher of a trade paper, by Andrew M.
Itwrence, publisher of the Chicago
Examiner. Lawrence was expected
to follow Ollara.
Vocational Training Urged.
Chicago, III, April 19. Vocational
training in lower grades of grammar
schools was urged today by Francis
Blair, superintendent of public instruc
tion, at the cmnferonrB r,f
.rhnni nvtx f t- ., .
REMOVING THE WEATHER VANE
if crfcA i
Harvester company to fix the retail
price of one of their lines in his com
munity and that the company refused,
was the statement made by Edward
Heeney, &n implement dealer at Sev
erance, Kan., on the stand at today's
session of the hearing of the govern
ment's anti-trust suit against the In
ternational. BOMB PLACED BY
Plymouth, England, April 19. A
militant suffrage "bomb troop" this
morning attempted to blow up the
famous Smeaton tower on Plymouth
Hoe The tower is the original Ed
dystone lighthouse, built by John
Smeaton in 1756-59, and dismantled
when it had become cntiquated and
re-erected on the Hoe as a historic
As in many instances of recent
date, the bomb failed to explode. It
consisted of a cylindrical tin canister
filled with explosive with fuse attach
ed. The bomb was placed under the
entrance gate of the tower. The fuse
was lighted, but apparently was extin
guished by the wind. On the cylinder
the woman had painted the word."),
"Votes for women," "Death In 10 min
utes." TWO MILLIONS DAY
IS LOSS IN STRIKE
Brussels, April 19. Twelve million
dollars, according to trustworthy cir
cles, is Belgium's loss the first six
days of the strike for equal political
rights which has been joined by
400,000, half the male working popu
lation of the country. Two-thirds of
this loss of $2,000,000 a day falls, say
socialist trade union leaders, upon
employers and supporters of the ex
Printers of the capital struck at mid
night, but as the newspapers were
practically ready for publication at
that hour, all appeared this morning.
Some evening papers came out in re
duce form. The strike extended to
the tailors of Brussels today, and
there was a marlced increase in the
total of men who joined the move
ment. Reports of minor incidents of vio
lence were received at various quar
ters, but as a rule all is pacific.
Berlin, April 19. Coal miners in the
upper Smcian mines have begun a
strike. Eleven thousand of the morn
ing shift laid down their tools today.
MOTHER AND TWO
BABES IN CISTERN
Elgin, I1L, April 19. The bodies of
Mrs. Manny Sleep and her two chil
dren, Orrills, aged 2, and Sarah, aged
3, were found in a cistern on the
Sleep farm at East Plato, III., today
by the woman's husband. There is
evidence- the woman murdered the
children and then committed suicid?. i
lney disappeared Monday aftericon
Mrs. Sleep broke the necks of the!
two babies, low ered the bodies and !
herself into a dry cistern and shot ! Sank Statement,
herself to death. The revolver was) New York, April 19. The federal
found In the cistern and a blood-1 bank statement shows $19,000,000 re
stained axe was in a nearby ahed. serve In excess of legal requirements.
The heads of the children wers a!-1 Loans decreased $10,786,000. Net de
most severed. I noit decreased lfi.OoO.ou
NAME MRS. STORY
Washington, D. C, April 19. Mrs.
William Cummins Story of New York
bead of the conservative faction, late
yesterday was elected president gen
eral of the Society of the Daughters
of the American Revolution. She de
feated Mrs. John Miller Horton of Buf
falo, the administration candidate on
the third ballot. -The -rottrstood : Mrs.
Story, 600; Mrs. Horton, 449.
Seven vice presidents general also
were elected to complete the comple
ment of new general officers. They
were Mrs. Thomas Kite of Ohio, Mrs.
Rhett Goode of Alabama, Mrs. John
Swift of California, Mrs. Allen P. Per
ley of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Ben F. Gray,
Jr.. of Missouri, Miss Harriet I. Lake
of Iowa and Mrs. John Lee Dinwiddie
. Three other vice presidents general
had been elected on the first ballot.
The result of the third ballot was
announced about 5 : :!0 o'clock and Mrs.
Story was escorted to the platform.
She was greeted by Mrs. Matthew T.
Scott, retiring president general, and
began her speech. She made a plea
for harmony and urged all the new
general officers to do their utmost to
bring peace between the factions that
have waged! an almost continuous war
fare for the last five years.
Before closing her remarks, Mrs.
Story introduced Mrs. Charles B. Bry
an, who withdrew as a contestant to
day before the balloting begun. Mrs.
Biyan had been known as an admin
istration sympathizer, but she pledged
loyalty and support to tho incoming
ao ministration. She was followed by
the new general officers and all pledg
ed their support to Mrs. Story.
The election resulted in a partial
victory for the old administration. In
that more than half of the general
oHicers and all of the new vice presi
dents general are known as support
ers of Mrs. Scott. Mrs. Story did not
place a complete ticket of vice presi
dents general in the field and none
of the four she put forward was
elected. Of the general officers on
her ticket, only four' were chosen on
tho first ballot, while five of those on
the Horton or administration ticket
The election of Mrs. Story ends a
five-year campaign. She was defeat
ed by Mrs. Scott in the last two elec
tions. The contest has been the most
spirited in the history of the society
and has been exceedingly expensive
for the candidates and tho society. j
While tho delegations were casting
their ballots the various state regents
continued making their reports. Sev-
1 eral valuable gifts were given Mrs.
Scott and there were a number of
I presentations to the national society.
XiT8. Scott was elected honorary pres
j ice nt general, an honor held only by
! five former presiding officers of the
GUAYMAS IS BOMBARDED
BY S0N0RA INSURGENTS
Nosraies Ariz Anril 19 tnaiirront
Sonora state trrarvi earlv toHnv hafran
ja bombardment of Guaymas by long
distance artillerv and rifla firp A
federal can-ison of 600 resrulara was
entrenched in a suburb. The insur-
gtnts are said to number more than;
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Secretary Bryan Wires
Request to Governor
TREATY CLASH FEARED
Ugly Demonstration on Part of
Japs Unwarranted, Say
Sacramento. Cal, April 19. Gover
nor Johnson today received a telegraja
from Secretary Bryan stating the pres
ident urges recognition of the Interna
tional character of land-alien legisla
tion . He also earnestly advises
against tii use ot the word "tueligibte
Washington, D. C, April la. Sec
retary Bryan today telegraphed Gov
ernor Johnson of California request
ing him to withhold his signature
from any anti-alien land legislation
passed by the California letalatre
which might be In violation of the
treaties between the United States
Bryan declined to make public the
text of the telegram and with some
reluctance discussed the subject at
all The impression here is that It
w as the desire all around not to make
public Its text in California until af
ter It had been presented to an exe
cutive session of the legislature. Al
though President Wilson was taking
a day off. he discussed the sit nation
with Bryan and all officials here
hope for some happy solution of the
questions before the laws are finally
Wit PROTECT JAPS.
The attitude of the government offi
cials mav be sumnuvi im no .
upon the popular outburst in Tokk
as unwarranted at this time. The
federal government fully but ends to
give Japanese residents every protec
tion and privilege accorded to for
eigners under the favored national
principle of its treatuai.
At the same time diplomatic cir
cles here are alive to the sit nation
and some at the more prominent em
bassies and legations have been or
dered to keep tlxrir governments ad-
viced of every action. lYotoeta from
Italy, which, it is believed, might be
followed by more from other nations
as to the restrictions on aliens, excited
much comment among tho diplomats:
but attention was most fnvmni in
drawn tq tho existing alliances be
tween Japan and the great powers,
which might be affected in case of a
breach between Japan and the United
Some of the diplomats Riiri?Yitd
that it was possible that ahe present
Japanese cabinet might be swept
from power through the present agi
tation, and in tho hope of placating
popular clamor a new cabinet might
issuo a more emphatic protest or ul
timatum to the Washington govern
ment. ItBI,ATIrtS FK!KDI.V.
The White houso officials declare
their relations with -the Japanese gov
ernment, through the ambassador,
have been most friendly and cordial
and that the peculiarities of tho situ
ation, with its constitutional embar
rassments, are fully understood dur
ing the present stages of the negotia
tions. Brcause of tho intimation from
Tokio that along wKh a demand for
naturalization rights for Japanese
would come a literal application in
Japan of what is known as the "law
relating to foreigners' right of own
ership of land," the text of that law
is attracting much attention here. Its
application heretofore has ben very
loose and there are large holdings of
land by foreigners, including Ameri
cans, in many of the places prohibited
TARIFF BILL JUST
Washington, D. C, April 19. The
ways and means committee majority
agreed today to an amendment to
transfer buckwheat, and rye u the free
list and to add savings banks "not for
profit'' to the ly of exemptions from
the operations of the income tax law.
There Is no change in the items ol
wheat, on which millers have bcec
making a great fight because of put
ting ficur on Uje free list. Underwooc
said he expected the tariff bill would
be completed In caucus by tonight At
amended, it will be reintroduced in
the house Monday, voted upon by the
entire ways and means committee
Tuesday, and probably taken op for
consideration in the bouse Wednesday.