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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
S. IHOME EDITOR
SIXTV-SECON1J YEAR. NO. 102.
SATURDAY. APRIL 26, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUFS ATTACK j
Mrs. Robert La Follette
Chief Pleader for Vot
INTERESTED IN TARIFF
Shows That Wives, Mothers
and Daughters Are Equally
Affected by Frices.
Washington, D. C, April 26. Saffxa
gets, for the becoud time In a week,
today stormed the capltol to argue
v hy women should have the ballot.
In approaching the senate committee
the sufTragets brought along some
AiiK.ng thoHe present to plead for
equal sufirage was Mrs. Anna Howard
i-'liaw. president of the National Worn
an'8 Suffrage association; Miss Helen
J'.oFwill, president of the Woman's
National Republican association; Mrs.
Harvey W. Wiley; Senators Shafroth
and hrady, and the wives of Senators
LaFollette and Sutherland.
Mrs. LuFollttte argued that the
wouii'ti were vitally Interested in tariff
legislation as men and declared every
Important piece of legislation before
c. nigress in the last 25 years allected
nniA siioii.D i nr-:nTM,
"If the tariff In any way affects the
price we pay for what we eat or
wear if combinations have anything
to do with the high cost of living,
women should understand about it,"
raid Mrs. LaFollette. "Women do the
b.iying. Ninety per cent of $10,000,
".p. noo paid out annually in the
United Stales for food, clothing and
i heller is spent by women."
S"j said she did not believe suffrage
vuibl bring about any immediate rad
ii U change, but that the real issue
.' ;t:lT. age wan whether It was in the
!vcp't of the home and .society, which
i maintained tt -wnT 1 '
l.ibis ltoiwell argued Uiat a fed-
law was the surest and quick
ie: way to procure equal suffrage.
Mir akhaii k opposrcvrs.
It. Shaw made the concluding ar
gument. "We are not afraid of the body of
ladies who are going up and down
the land opposing suffrage," said she.
" They are just enough in number so
by holding out their skirts they can
make a screen for men operating dens
of vice, iniqnity and prostitution to
bide behind. We will come again and
rtaiu and again. Our children will
come, our grandchildren will come
until this Is a democracy in fact."
Glfford Plncbot, concluding a brief
address, said: "Of course we all know
equal suffrage Is coming. The only
question is in what form."
IN MACHINE QUIZ
Chicago, April 26. Speaker McKln
ley of the Illinois legislature was a
witness before the grand jury today
i-t the Investigation of the $1,000,000
purchase of voting machines. Senator
Hurburgh, and liopresentatives liutts,
Hrowne and Frai:k Ryan wre a'so
: ubpoenaed for today. A sensation
was sprung when the jury suddenly
:.ent word to Judge Burke, who has
c harge of the investigation, requesting
his presence iu ths Jury chambers.
The move was without precedent and
McKinley's interrogation consumed
live minutes. He refused to discuss
BROKERAGE FIRMS TO BE
SUED FOR TYLER LOSSES
Chicago, April 2ti. Mutilated rec
ords of Theodore Tyler, a bond sales
man who shot himself after getting in
to debt more than $200,000 to friends,
discovered today, indicate Tyler wav
ered between flight and suicide. Jacob
Newman, repreenting creditors, said
Milts probably would be brought
against brokerage firms under the anti-stork
gambling law. Losses by Ty
ler's creditors are estimated as high
BY A HIGH PLUNGE
Antwerp, Belgium, April
bverj wt:o committed suicide so trag
1 -i!y ebteriiy from the clock towei
f Notre Dame cathedral, when, after
c r..-pics Linus, U.ey leaped to the
g.'ound, !) i'eet bi-low, were natives
f Antwerp, belonging to el! known
f. iniiies. 1 he girl a Alice Peeters
; :.d ti e ou'h I.lie Waikov. Manj
1 -i-dred Lo !tr.ssci '-he suicivW
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock island, Davenport, Moline,
Tair toni-bt with frost Sunday
fidr aad 'warmer, j
Temperature at 7 a. m. 45. Highest j
yesterday 57. lowest last night 42. j
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. five miles
Relative humility at 7 p. m- t'1- at "
i a. m. 61.
j Stage of water 8.3 a fall of .2 in last
J M. SIIERIEU, Local Forecaster.
ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. i
Evening star: S:ttura. Morning'
stars: Mercury. Jupiter. Mars. Venus, j
Saturn, in the southwestern sky, may
be distinguished from Aldebsran, a
ri2ht star near it. on account of the
brilliancy of the former and redness of .
the lutter. i
n Biif-n - !
BANKER HELD FOR
Washington, D. C, April 28. The
special house committee which investi-
gated the assault by Charles C. Glo-
ver, a local banker, on Representative
Simg of Tennessee, reported today it
had found Glover in contempt of the
house and recommended that the
speaker issue a warrant for his arrest
to answer to that charge.
Chairman Davis of West Virginia
said he would call it up for action as
soon as the house had disposed of the
MANY CONTRIBUTE TO
CIIPCMinp eVMnneiiim: 1
i-uutniw O I mrUOIUlVI
Springfield, 111., April 26. The in- '.
stitution quarterly, the official puhlica-,
Hon or the state charitable institu
tions of this state, announces the eaKy
appearance of a remarkably able syra
iwsium on "Eugenics," to which many
of the leading authorities of this coun
try have consented to contribute. The
assembling of the symposium has been
under the direction of Dr. Clara Harri
son Town, psychologist of the state
school and colony at Lincoln. Among
the contributors -who are preparing
original manuscripts for this issue of
the quarterly are:
It. Seymour De Witt Ludlam of the
University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Rob
ert Ie C. Ward of Harvard university;
Pr. H. H. Goddard of the Vinelund,
New Jersey, school for feeble-minded; i
sa raui una eier cauiearaa, mca- .
go: Dr. F. P. Norbury. alienist. Till-
nois board of administration; Dr. Wii-'
liam Healy, director of the psycho- !
pathic clinic of the Chicago juvenile j
court; Dr. H. Douglas Singer, direc
tor of the State Psychopathic insti
tute at Kankakee; Dr. Elizabeth Low
rie of St. Charles. 1!'..; Dr. A. E. Foley,
assistant superintendent, Jacksonville
state hospital; Dr. Clara Harrison
Lincoln state school and
The quarterly is printed for free
distribution among those who are in
terested in the problems of state and
private charities. The proposed sym
posium on "Eugenics" will, appear in
the issue of June 30 this year.
The importance of this subject is
indicated by the general interest which
people or an nations are laKing in it. mei, composing the American commis
Because of this widespread desire on fcioI, on agricultural cooperation, sail
the part of the public to know about j e1 for Napie8 on tne 6teamer Saxonia
"Eugenics," and what it is hoped to today to spend three months in 14
accomp:ish through the application of , countries of Europe, studying systems
its principles, this symposium will no f of rural credits. From the knowledge
doubt attract the eyes of men and j they attain they hope to submit to the
women of all stations throughout the : United States government upon their
entire country. return a comprehensive plan for eas-
ing the difficulties experienced by
Cobb Allowed to Play. American farmers in obtaining long
iieirou, :wicn.. ipru o ine ue -
troit club received a telegram from
President Johnson of the American
action by the national commission next
Ends W est Virginia Strike.
Charleston, W. Va., April 26. Strik
ing miners of the Kanawha coal fields
voted in special convention yesterday
to accept the proposal of Governor
Hatfield for a settlement. The strike
had beeji in progress more than a year,
marked by rioting and bloodshed.
Gun Club Shoot.
Members of the West End Gun club
will hold the first shoot of the season
at the Watch Tower range tomorrow.
Two postponements have been made
owing to inclement weather. A watch
fob has been posted as the prize for
President on Holiday.
Washington, D. C April 26. Presi
dent Wilson left the White house early
today, and loarded the government
yacht Sylph for a trip down the Po
tomac to the Virginia capes. He ex
pected to be away until some time to
morrow. Baltimore According to a ruling
of the court of appeals at Annapolis.
Captain Isaac E. Emerson must con
tinue to pay his former wife now
Mrs. C. Haielton Basher the $28,000
annually agreed upon at the time- of
I the couple's divorce. Upon her remar-
! fi,., Psntaln F.mersnn tuiuzht to hiive
the alimony provision set aside.
Washington Depositors of the First
National bank of Norwich, Conn.,
which closed its doors several days
ago, will be paid in full and a sub-
j sLantial part of the investment of
, ttockholders will be saved, accorling
to an olf.cial report to Comptroller
( :i2 ry.
HERE TO STAY
Author of New Law De
fends It in a House
DIVISIUN OF DUKUfcltS
Held to Be Outgrowth of Cen-
Washington, D. C, April 26. Com-
prehensive analysis of the income tax
hy itpresentative Hull of Tennessee,
its author, featured today's debate on
the tariff in the house. Other speak- '
r?rs are on the program for a discus- j
sion of the tariff itself. I
Hull replied to numerous comments
upon the provisions of the incrm tax. j
; He declared the masses of the people
are paying most or the 5312,000,010:
tariff taxes and most of the state and '
iocal taxes, save in a few states. Ha j
asked: "Where, t'ltu. is the injustice!
of requiring receivers of incomes of j
' more than $1,000 to equalize in some
measure these tax burdens by contrib-
uting less than $100,000,000
t skc tionai.ism.
He denies there is any sectionalism
in the effects of the tax. The tax,,
lie said, is fair, productive, responsive
to changes in rates, and cheep of col- j
lection. No honest taxpayer has any-:
thing to fear, he said. Against the I
assertion that the tax was upon thrift, J
industry and profita, Hull replied that j
the tariff was a tax upon consump-'
lion, want and misery, and added that
t!:? proposed income tax was measur
ed by net profits or gains and not '
imrfv;'f1 unon cross inir;n nnr r:t n-
ital. nor other property. He charac-!
terized the income tax as the out-:
growth of centuries of tax legislation
Uiroughout the world. "Victims of our j worK- 1 ne "oard w m nave airecl
intangible invisible tariff taxes, withi(harZe of valuation work in various
piuraer, w in welcome uio prorosew
tax; recotvers of large Incomes
owners of great wealth ' should pre- i
pare to accept it as a permanent ta::, j
for it has come to stay
IMFORH LABOR HOIKS. !
Washington. D. C. April 26. Rep- j
r,,ort-.iK- rriu iVrrHoH o !
.. . .. u ... .
olution for a constitutional amend
ment to give congres.5 the power to
make uniform hours of labor through-
out the country.
New York, April 26. Men and wo-
' time loans unon their lands. The
members represent officially the Unu-
' ed States government and nine state
governments. Senator Fletcher, chair -
man, and Senator Gore were among
those who sailed.
MAT UH MAhnlbUIM IN AN
ORDER FOR A CRIME QUIZ
Chicago. Ill April 26. Mayor Har-
risen has ordered a civil service in-
vestigation of vice and crime condi -
tions in the Desplaines street police
district. At the same time he prais
ed Captain Meagher, who commands
the district, and excoriated the news
papers as "enemies of public opin
ion." The investigation will be a sequel
to a controversy between Meagher
and Judge Mahoney of the municipal
court. Mahoney claimed conditions
in the district were deplorable. This
was denied by Meagher.
Weekly Bank Statement.
New York, April 26. The weekly
bank statement shows clearing house
banks and trust companies hold
$15,165,000 reserve in excess of legal
requirements. Ioans increased $39,
000,000, while net deposits Increased
New Collier Launched.
New Port, News, Va., April 26.
The naval collier Nereus was suc
cessfully launched today.
St. Louis Autopsies on the bodies
of Mrs. Ernestine Kommichau and of
her daughter, Selma, which were
found immured in cement In the base-
ment of their home Tuesday, con -
posi-morxem pnysiciacs ;
that both women died of natural cau-
j es. This agrees with the story told
j by Misj Marie Kommichau, & suxtiv-
- TT-,6o- a
oTflnT ram v
Washington, D C, Apr-;: 26. The in
terstate commerce commission, pre
paring for the work of physical valua
tion of railroads, in accordance with
an act of congress, i& about to an-
,iounte the personnel of an advisory
uuaru vl "4e tus",K,a lu ttBa'Bl- j
commission in formulating plans of,
the 'physical valuation service of the
commission have been received. ' It is
expected eventually several hundred
employes will be engaged in the work.
oul Willi ine exception oi ine auvisorjr
board of engineers and a like fto'mber
cf t-dmiuiEtrative heads of other de-
- ... .
i.srtn-.enfs r.T Hie work, aj emnxves
will oe secured through the civil ser
vice commission. The advisory board
wiil meet, shortly after May 1 and with
the cooperation of the commission
work out the engineering details of
the proposed valuation. Direction of
valuation work approved by the com
mission will be delegated to Commis
sioner Prouty. It is regarded as scarce
ly likely work can be completed under
five years. The cost is largely conjec
tural, but the lowest estimate by those
who have an intelligent idea is $1,800,
000 a year.
O'HARA SEEKING A
Springfield, lib, April 26. Coopera-
t MiEn,iH Wialativa hit
6iaVe investigation committee with
tne IUinois commission in an investi-
! atinn nf conditions in factories
of tne international Shoe company was
j requegted Dy Lieutenant Governor
lOHara last night in a telegram sent
! to Lieutenant Governor Paynter of
MIjrJ also sent a telegram to
president Vilson informing him tht
,QW g girl employes by the
!c. chnnirt w9rnt an in.
vestigation by him in view of the fact
that - the corporation has protested
against the impending tariff bill on
the ground that it could not, compete
with the supposedly cheaper labor In
The commission adjourned until
next Tuesday, when the Springfield in
quiry will be resumed.
CAR SET ON FIRE
BY ARSON SQUAD
London, April 26. A militant suf
raget "arson squad" set fire to a
train standing on a siding of the
Southwestern railway at Teddlngton,
on the Thames just outside of Lon
don early this morning. There was
little damage and no arrests. A quan
tity of oil combustibles, suffraget lit
erature and postcards addressed to
members of the house of commons
were found in the car where the fixe
iPCPF WATCHES A PARADE
OF AMERICAN PILGRIMS
Rome, April 26. The departure of
i Angelo Sarto. brother of the pope.
(trc-i the vatic a tali mor-lcg wa3 re
garded as confirmation of the contin
ued improvement of the condition of
the pontiff. The pope was permitted
to stand at a window of bis bedroom
and watch American pilgrims under
the leadership of Bishop Schrembs of
Toledo, Ohio, crossing the square of
St- Peters to enter the bronze door of
the Vatican for a reception by Cardi
nal Merry Del Val, papal secretary of
Cardinal Merry , Del Val found the
pope working at his desk this morn-
99 TOTAL DEAD IN
lUUUllUll III 111 L
Pittsburgh, April 26. Five bodies
were brought out of the Cincinnati
mine this morning, making a total
of 93 removed to the morgue, 40 of
!... I 1 J 1 . J.. l.
wmcu uave oeeu lueuuut-u. u ia ur
lieved all are now accounted for.
Crawl and Legler, men taken out of
the mine alive last night, are getting,
along very well today. They will be
discharged from the hospital this af
ternoon. Tomorrow will be ;i day of
funerals in the little towns along the
Monongahela river. Burial of the un
identified dead will be made as soon
as orders are 'given by the coroner.
DUCHESS OF C0NNAUGHT
HAS SERIOUS RELAPSE
London, April 26. Grave anxiety is
caused by the condition of the Duch
ess of Connaught, wife of the gover
nor general of Canada, who under
went an operation for appendicitis
April 10. She passed a somewhat
restless night. Improvement of the
last few days is not maintained.
NOTABLE ENTRY LIST IN
Philadelphia, Pa., April 26. The
University, of Pennsylvania carnival
of relay races and field sports will be
held at Franklin field today, with one
of the most representative entry lists
in the 19 years' history of the games.
More than a thousand quarter mile
runners will wear colors of institu
tions from all over the country in 37
relay events, while ten special track
field events will bring together many
Olympic and intercollegiate record
JOSEPH E. DAVIES TO BE
CHIEF OF CORPORATIONS
Washington, D. C, April 26. Jos
eph E. Davies of Wisconsin, secretary
of the democratic national committee,
declined to be governor general of
the Philippines and has been select
ed as commissioner of corporation a.
His nomination will go to the senate
GALENA CELEBRATES THE
ANNIVERSARY OF GRANT
Galena, 111., April 26. The 91st an
niversary of the birth of General
Grant was celebrated here today. For-
mer Senator Bailey of Texas deliv
ered the principal address at the
Grant memorial home.
Motorcyclists Plan Trip.
At 9 o'clock tomorrow mornirg
some 15 members of the Rock Island
Motorcycle club will leave the Koch
headquarterj for a trip to Eric. The
route mapped out via the new road j niichau, 78 years old, and her daugh
wlll be East Moline, Watertown. Hills- j ter. MisB Selma Kommichau, 55 years
dale and Erie. The return trip will old, whose bod'ps were found Wednes
be made via the same route. The day buried In the cellar beneath their
motorists will return late in the af- home resulted today in verdicts of
Itrnooa. natural death.
FIND BORDEN GIRL
Boston, Mass., April 26. C. C. Kyle,
who claims to represent Mr. Borden,
announced this afternoon that Miss
Borden had been found. Kyle said
that Miss Borden was a nervous
wreck and is now in the care of
friends. One of the women who were
alleged to have been with the girl, he
aid, had left the city.
MisaBorden was lousAX Ji'. 4flthtaafrfadt,
Afternoon. Wit tw. gtrtvsr tvo
other girls, who said they- Mjad beep
traveling with her. Miss Borden was
taken by her father to the home of
friends. Borden, it was said by Kyle,
had decided to drop any legal proceed
ing that he might have contemplated.
Boston, Mass., April 26. Gail Bor
den, the New York millionaire, ar
rived here today in search of his 17
year old daughter Romona, who dis
appeared from Pompton, N. J., Wed
nesday. With representatives of a
private detective agency, Borden Is
believed to have gone to the place
where the girl is thought located.
Brussels, April 26. Competent econ
omists reckon the money loss caused
by the recent strike for equal suf
frage at $20,000,000. This, socialist
leaders declare, is well lost if the
country thereby won equal suffrage.
The strike ended in most of the indus
trial towns of the provinces today.
Ministerial Alliance Monday.
A meeting of the Ministerial alliance
will be held at the study of the First
Methodist church Monday morning at
10 o'clock. The devotional services
will be conducted by Dr. C. E. Taylor
and the paper of the morning will be
given by R. C. Smedley on "South
Alice Meyer a Bride.
Washington, D. C, April 26. Miss
Alice Meyer, daughter of former Sec
retary of the Navy Meyer, and Lieu
tenant Christopher R. Itodgers, P. S.
N., were married at noon. Miss Hel
en Taft was bridesmaid. The cere
mony was attended by a distinguished
Paterson, N. J., April 26. Elisabeth
Gurley Flynn and Carlo Treskco, lead
ers of the Industrial Workers of the
World, indicted for inciting a riot
during the silk workers' strike here.
were arrested today as they stepped
off a train from New York.
Lane Names Woman.
Washington, April 28. Mrs. Annie
G. Rogers, wife of a business man In
Ieadville, Col, today was designated
bv Secretary Lane of the interior de
partment for appointment as receiver
of the land office at Leadvllle at a
Ealary of $3,000 a year. Mrs. Rogers is
a widely known suffraget.
Died Natural Deaths.
St. Louis, April 26. An inquest in
to the dsaths of Mrs. Ernestine Kora
alleged in a
Missouri Answers Insur
ance Concerns With a
FINES ARE ALSO ASKED
Order Is Sought to Compel the
Companies to Continue Pro
tection to Property.
Jefferson City. Mo., April 26. At
torney General Barker filed in the su
preme court quo warranto proceed
ings against a number of fire insur
ance companies on a charge of violat
ing the anti-trust law in combining to
withdraw from the state. The attor
ney general has asked that the com
panies be fined.
The proceedings were directed
against 109 companies belonging to
the Western Insurance union. The in
formation charges the companies have
entered an unlawful combination to
refuse to write insurance in Missouri,
thus leaving the people without ade
quate insurance protection; and to
cancel policies heretofore written.
which would cause financial calam
ity. The court is asked to issue an
order restraining the companies from
leaving the state and to impose fines.
ISO CONCTOl.NS LICENSED.
There are 3 GO companies licensed to
do business in the state, and the pro
ceedings are instituted against those
who have taken part in the Philadel
phia and Pittsburgh meetings, where
they have agreed to quit business in
United States Senator James A.
Reed was in consultation with Attor
ney General Barker, and when he re
turns to Washington he will introduce
a resolution for the investigation of the
insurance situation in Missouri, with
& view of finding if the Sherman anji-
vIto will, confer; wltK reprBeofUTeB
from JiiiBscJurf' biflp'jW takew!ttdiv
bul it Is almost certain ' that-Uie -ia-'.
vestigation will be asked fori
None of the companies has notified
the state insurance department of
their withdrawal from the state. They
can only withdraw by permission of
the state insurance department, and
the state holds jurisdiction over them
pending any controversy which may
Little hope was expressed that the
governor would reconsider his an
nounced purpose of refusing to call an
extra session, and it was then sug
gested that the law be referred to the
electorate under the referendum. What
course ultimately shall be adoDted
probably will be decided next Thurs
Though the companies threaten to
cease writing insurance In Missouri
on April 30, the insurance situation is
not expected to become critical that
early, as the companies now are writ
ing insurance that will be in effect un
til June 22.
MANY NEW LAWS
Lansing, Mich., April 26. The 1913
14 session of the Michigan legislature
which concluded today was marked
by the passage of practically all meas
ures urged by Governor Ferris, demo
crat, by both houses, which held a
Here are the new laws: Direct
election of senators; reform primary
law eliminating the 15 per cent clause
and abolishing party enrollment; re
apportionment of congressional dis
tricts making 13 instead of 12; Mobile
insurance bill, placing fraternal In
surance societies under state regula
tions, telephone companies under reg
ulation of railroad comrnlsoion arid
mothers' pension act.
See Taken to Prison.
Chicago, April 26. Evelyn Arthur
See, leader of the "absolute life" cult,
convicted of abducting Mildred Bridg
es, was taken to the Jollet peniten
tiary today to begin an indeterminate
SEVENTEEN PICKS ,
Chicago April 26. Seventeen pick
ar.iriUie., inmate of the Juvenile
homo on South Ada Ktreet, cauie ua-
- .der the scrutiny of the Illinois legia-
- ! lative home-finding committee today
me ctinaren, rouna in a muuay yara
surrounding two small cottages, ac
cording to a negro man and woman
who operated the home, were cast on
the world from a "red light" district
penitentiary and insane auylum.