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SIXTY-SECOXD YEAH. NO. 171.
WEDNESDAY. MAY 7, 1913. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
S. 1 HOME EDITION
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Springfield Deputy Sher
iff Presents Affidavit
. to the Senate.
ACCUSED ASKING LIGHT
Character of Lieutenant Gover
nor Attacked Other Per
sons Are Involved.
Springfield. 111., May 7 Thp senate
went Into a committee of the whole
today for an interrogation of Deputy
Sheriff F. M. Sullivan of Sangamon ;
county, who is alleged to have made
charges derogatory to the character1
of Lieutenant Governor O'Hara.
O'Hara asked Senator Manny to taUe
the Ravel and himself took a beat
among the members.
Senators Ettelr.n, O'Connor. Jones
and Dailey cooducted the Investiga
tion in behalf of the senate.
In reply to iiuvstionit.g, Sullivan
stated that last Thursday afternoon a
number of newspaper i.-orrfspondents
waited on hlin at his office and asked
if he had been summoned to appear
before the senate vice commission 1
that afternoon. He told tinni lie had
not. He Man then asked, in- said, if
he had an affidavit recording one of
the member of the commission. He
told them he did not have it. but had
seen such an affidavit in the hands cf !
a Springfield man.
. MT (OHHWTl.) lillUKI).
Sullivan was then oiic-r.tioned re
garding a purported interview with
him In the Illinois inte Itpgister. !
which formed the ba-h of the inquiry. '
He said the lntervifw vu not wholly,
correct. He testified he did riot bay
he held an affidavit or that he was a j
party to getting Be testified he'
did not say he win anxious to appear
before the vioe commission or any j
other commission. As an official of :
the sheriffs office, lie said, he was!
very often forced into a position over
which he had no control. j
"Then you hnve not at this time any
affidavit regarding any member of:
this commission?" inquired Senator
"I have now an affidavit," replied
the witness. "I secured it I.ist night
for my own protection, after 1 had
been summoned to appear before li'.
committee. I did not seer re the aif.
davit and 1 do not know the party
who made the affidavit."
I'linlll CCD l.ttt.HIKlt.
Laughter nm through the room.
spectators filling th- galleries and the
space outside the u rate fhior Pro-i- i
dent Manny culled loudiy f:r order. .
After a brief conference among the '
Investigators, Srnato- Kite!:-on risked:
"Mr. Sullivan, will you submit that :
affidavit to the committee?-'
Attorney Mortimer intervened "My
client Is perfectly willing to comply i
with the committee' request, but asks '
that this condition be imposed. If it
may be termed a omlitlon, that i.
that none of the names mentioned in '
the atlidavit be given to the press and :
public, for the reason that no good j
can bo conserved by making it pub
After some parleying. Sullivan was
asked for and produced th" atlidavit '
in question with the stipulation that
the affidavit be properly safeguarded, '
The executive committee and Attor
ney Mortimer held a lengthy confer-
enre. at the conclu.-ioa of which El-,
tleso.j a.-ked that ti.e executive com
mittee be continued f-r the purpose
of investigating the affidavit. Leave
OBJKtT TO M KKI I.
When Senator Ettelson moved that
the committee of the whole ari.-i.
Senators Waa;;e and Madigan obje t-;
ed. tfciarin;: the proceeding bore the1
mark of a "star chamber" sc-ion. to"
which they declared they were oppos-'
A,fter a parliamentary HI; between ;
the objectors and Manny the commit-j
tee arose and reported to the w hole j
senate. It I understood the executive
committee w ill continue and that the i
investigation will be resumed after!
the affidavit is investigated.
IMMENSE ICE FIELD NOW
Marquette. Mich.. May 7 Threat
ening navigation for weeks to come,
an immense field of windrow ed end
thickly Jammed ice, extending east
and west more than a hundred miles
and of unknown length, is floating in
the eastern part of Lake Superior. It
appears to be drifting into the mouth
of White Fiah bay.
JOHNSON JURY SECURED
111 Ufil I C.U Ol M I Co buun I I the vicinity of the house and. hurry- regard to his attitude toward the state
Chicago. 111 . jMy 7. The jury to j ing to the scene, found the rear of the ' meats made ty Evelyn Xesbit Thaw
try Jack Johnson, the pugilist, charged
with whlbr slatrery. was completed In
the federal court today. The opening . ine tencnts. who had been overcome her son would hot make a positive de-r Ireland bill was re-imroduced in the j with the understanding It will be of
taunaeau vere made UlU aliercoon. t by emok carried Uiem to Uie street aiaj of Uie narfjiae at tbe chili. commoiu today by Premier AioiUi. fered tomorrow,
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tcmorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Increasing cloudiness with probably
showers tonight or Thursday, warmer
tonight with moderate winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 50. Highest
yttterday. 64; lowest last nigh.t, 45.
Velocity of winJ at 7 a. m., 3 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m, 49, atid of lnSt.tUt.0n TdlS
i 11 111.,
Stzse of water, 7.3, no change in last
J. M. SHEKIER. Local Forecaster.
. Erpniuir star: Sntiirii. Morning
stHrs: Mercury. Jupiter. Mars. Venu. j
Castor nuil Pollux, the twin stars, due!
west, midway betwefti zenith and the
horizon. ;ilotit 0 . m.. are in constel
DERS IS FREE
HI AILS ABUSE
Ft. Scott, Kan., May 7. The federal
rare asainst Eugrne V. Debs, formerly
socialist candidate for the presidency,
and J. I. Shepard and Fred Warren,
publishers ft" a socialist newspaper at
Girard. Kan., charging attempt to ob
stni : justice, v. as dismissed today on
instructions from the attorney gen
eral. This ends several months' liti
gation resulting from a charge of mis
use of the mails against those con-
jnected with the Glrard paper
POLIGE OF GRAFT
New York May 7. James F. Thomp
l ot , James E. Hussey, John J. Murtha
and Dennis Sweeney, former police in
sptctors charged with conspiracy to
obstruct justice, were convicted last
nip,M in the nipreme court.
'i lie jury was out i!b minutes. Its
verdict holds the defendants guilty of
a D.i?deneLnor in plotting-to liaae
prospective, witness against the police
' t yaem" from making graft disclos
ures before the grand jury.
The penalty is a year in jail or a $500
fine, or both. Sentence will be passed
District Attorney Whitman regard
ed the eroict a3 the most important
won in his expose of the police "sys
tem" thai was shown to link law en
forcers with the city's underworld
when C A. Becker, a lieutenant, hired
four "e;unii:ii'' to murder Herman
Rosenthal, a gambler. He and his as
sistants prodi e1 evidence at the trial
to show that the four ex-inspectors
plotted to buy the tilence of George
A Sipp, keeper of a diFreputable den.
through iTi'jipg him to Bee from the
s iite after he I. ad tc'.d an aldermanic
: committer inveFt::;st ng the police de
, par meat that for vesrs he had made
'monthly pa merits to the police for
: Tefcre Mr. Whitir.an had a chance
if cet Sipp to repent that testimony
! before the prand jury the hotel man
I took flight. On hesag r turned to the
' rourt's jurisdiction he f!'-";ire:l he had
been bribed with $2.o0'j to leave the
' The state iniroduced evidence to
show thr.t graft payments by Sipp!
reached the dcfsr.dar.ts. The tribute!
was collected for. Captain Thomas j
Walsh, who divided with the inspec-1
tors, according to his confession. The j
an.Oiint of gTaft exacted. Mr. Whitman ,
sa'd in samm'ng up. w :i.s I43.ooo a vear !
in Walsh's precin t alone. Walsh and
Sipp were the i-ta'e's thipf witnesses, j Fort " onh Texas. ."Jay 7. Four
The prosecution contended also that j newspaper reporters Charles Pekor.
Ix tide:- the Sipp fund, a bribe of $15.- Joc Fox- Ciaude McCalcb and J. Aber
o v. wcs panned t v the defendants to nathy were compelled lo serve one
fn-nish ba;l for Fv-etio Fox. a police-! hour in ,he couiuy jail today by Di
man. and To Drovid- for his family if 1 trict Judge Buck, who held them in
he went to jail 7 i?hout "Fn.uealing."
Fox aw aits Fer.-rr.ce for bribery as
Walso'.? g-aft coilector. his confession
t-riniratir.': the r.ecrritv for a "sys -
tern fund to insure his Fi!;nce.
K. C.'s Offer Symcathy.
At a ineetir.'; cf Allcur: council. Xo.
6Tf(. Knob's of fniumlus. last even-1
ing. resolutions cf sympathy for the
family of the late Officer Meenan were '
adopted and spread on the minutes.
A copy was tent to the bereaved fam
16 FROftl FLAMES
overcome by smoke were saved from
AtV, K, tn.,r tv
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a nre. oeupvea suirtea ny ourgiars.
i destroyed a two-story
at 1534 FYy street.
One policeman and a volunteer lif
saver succumbed to the effects of th6
smoke and had to be carried out. Thaiited her son at Matteawaa yrsterdiy.
I police heard several revolver shots in
i structure in flames. They broke open
' a door and. unable to arouse the sleep-
a i lai
of Wealthy Man's
TO LOSE BABE IDENTITY
Woman Testifies to Sensational
Facts Before Curran In
Springfield. HI., May 7. Superin
tendent Henrietta Hunt of the Spring
field Redemption home testified to
day before the Curran committee,
which is investigating the methods of
the so-called home-finding institutions.
that Kev. v. m. Neil, now serving a
25-year sentence in the penitentiary.
had betrayed a 10-year-old girl, who
later was rescued by the Springfield
home. Mrs. Hunt said the minister
was convicted in Macoupin county in
1911 while conducting revivals there.
Mrs. Hunt also testified that within
the last week a wealthy Springfield
man had offered her a $l,0(ni bribe it
she would take a child soon to be
born and lose the child's identity.
DOW7ISTATE MEllBEaS WIN.
Downs tate members of the aouse
crossed bats with members from Chica
go on Representative Kane's amend
ment to the Juul law, and the country
members won. Mclaughlin's motion
to table the Kane amendment was vot
ed down on roll call
Then, on a division of the house.
Browne's motion to postpone further
action on the bill till tomorrow was
carried, 65 to 56.
When McLaughlin moved to table
the amendment, Kane responded, "W'e
from the country want to respect the
rights of the city of Chicago, but the
spirit you represent by moving to ta
ble is all wrong
Kane described the revenue laws of
state3s "Chinese puzzles." Af
ter the house refused to table Kane's
amendment exempting district school
taxes from the scaling process provid
ed by the Juul law, Kane consented
to the addition of the words, "levied
in counties having less than 150,000
inhabitants." In this form the Kane
amendment was adopted under a viva
Shanahan opposed Browne's motion j
to postpone further consideration un
"The absolute indifference," said
Browne, "of people from Chicago, who
are behind this matter, to the inter
ests of the downstate people is respon
sible for the condition here. The bug
bear of having to send this bill back
to the senate is gone. One amend
ment has been adopted by this house
and it must go back there. Nothing
can be lost in postponing action until
Yorke threatened reprisal, saying:
"If you want to raise the question of
what Chicago wents in three bills be
fore this lcrWatr.re v.e from up there
will hand you .-.omt-tiiing on the sev-
! eral hundred bills which are wanted
OF RIGHT METAL
1 contempt for refusing to divulge their
: source of information regarding a graft j
' and ''ribery story.
! It is claimed news leaked from grand J
J"T p.w-eeuiimn vi iuc iuuiuuicui ul
! former County Clerk R. L. Rogers for
attempting to bribe County Judge Brit-
While serving their sentence flow-
ers and delicacies v.ere ssnt them by
admiring friends. Both evening and
morning papers printed extras telling
about the indictment before it was an -
PROPERTY IS DAMAGED BY
STRIKE MOB IN BUFFALO
Buffalo. X. Y.. May
i drivers ar.ri chauffeurs c f exnrefls com- '
d chauffeurs of express com -
paaies and derartmi-nt stores whose
lemnloves are on strike, resulted in
j several riot calls during the night. De-
liverv wajrnr tere overturned in the
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-streets, and windows in one of the de-
. 7 .. ....
:jirimt iii fciurtrs v. rv muumivu uy
. mob. There v:er? five trrests.
Thaw Rouses Mother's Ire.
New York, May 7. Mrs. William
Thaw, mother cf Harry K. Thaw, vls-
They held an anirca'tS d.reurs'oa in
about her son, Ruwell Thaw. Mrs. j
Thaw was highly indtrcant because
nun n m
! ARE E
BRYAN IS ANXIOUS
Chicago, May 7. Secretary of State
Bryan, returning from California to
Washington, paused a few minutes in
Chicago today. To Treasurer O'Ccn
nell of Cook county, with whom the
secretary spent a few moments, Bry
an expressed , pleasure at the pros
pects oi-be pass&u tlf'au' lUlllatWO'
and relwecdum iaw by-the Illinois
legislature. "I am for it, first, last and
all the time," commented the Nebras
kan. SHUMANIS URGED
Washington, D. C, May 7. The
president had a long conference with
Senator Lewis of Illinois today. Af
ter the conference Lewis said it seem
ed certain Irving Shuman would have
a post in the treasury department,
possibly controller of the currency,
and that H. M. Pindell of Peoria prob
ably could have a diplomatic post.
Lewis endorsed Ira N. Norris and
Charles Vopika for European diplo
After a conference with President
Wilson today, Postmaster General
Burleson announced an executive or
der would be Issued requiring all
fourth-class po:J:r.ar-ters now in ofRos
or candidates for prospective appoint
ments should bo :;ubjecxj to a com
petitive examination to determine
their fitness for o.T.ce. Dur'.oson points
out that democrat; is well as repub
licans will have ar opportunity under
competitive eiami.iC.lons to show
Postmaster Cot ;rsl Burleson an
nounced today ii. v.-na the purpose of
President iison and irimseif to take
into the classified tcrrice all post-j
masters of the secoud and third
Paris, May 7. Kir
reached Pariu this men ,
g with Pre-
mier De Romanones r.jr a two days'
; official visit. The vUU i:; popularly
! regarded as a political event of first
. importance, there bclnr; a general im-
pression among the people that Spain
is to become an ally t f France. F'resi-'
dent Poincare and Premier iliirthou i
and the rest of the cabinet received
ithe roval Dartv at the km; inn The.
king and president talked with a-ina-
; tion wnlle HHyine to the ktr-p-c. tpm.i
porary residence at tki Pairs U'Orsay.
Tw enty-five thousand troops lined the
; route, and artillery sa'.utrs were fired',
I !... r t ...
' L.l iUUUl Ul 11.
mcnareK T,! im.
, man a v ; v. -,h i j I
I -'"-" ta.tue.tru zi'ivvu ,
him with loud cheering.
According to f?porta from the proT -
icces there were fcr.' den:o::r,trations
during the king's
frontier to ParL;.
yjt icoin t'e'
! . . ' ' ,." ' .... V r a prJ
the Spanish as;
' J ' i1"L'L ' i :
wss executed a !.Ionlhicu fortress ia
Home Rule Bill Re-introduced.
.London. May 7. The home rule foriBeall then ' withdrew the resolution.
YOUR BEST FRIEND
Mother's day Sunday, May 11.
MOVE TO KILL
Springfield, TO.. May 7. The house
today kilied Representative - Thomas
Gorman's bill repealing the state civil
service law. On roll call the vote
resulted 88 to 45. ,
After an an-day hearing on the
initiative and referendum the house
set next Tuesday to decide the fate
of the resolution.
Senator Glackin introduces a sub
stitute public utilities bill giving cities
of more than 20.000 the right to create
a commission, but reserving to city
councils the authority to fix rates.
Attempts to convert the Illinois and
Michigan canal from Chicago to Lock
port into a boulevard of subway were
nm .In in Mill Jr lnt- '
est letter is lacking in definite charges
and therefore not a basis for con
Washington, D. C. May 7. China is
preparing to follow Japan in protest
in?; againi't the Californias alien land
bill. The Chinese government is con-j
t.'rr.p'iating a protest with the purpose'
j of protecting Chinese land ow ners in i
California againt.1 loss of property.
ONE BAOLY HURT
M A PARIS DUEL
Paris, May 7. A sword duel arising
out of a quarrel of three years' stand
LiK was fought today by H. C. Uerger,
son of a Paris deputy, and Georges
Breittmayer, both noted fencers. They
met this morning seven miles south
oii Paris. Berger received a serious
wound in the right breast.
The combat was witnessed by 50
well known Parisians and a large
body of reporters. Breittmayer after
ward visited his opponent's home and
a reconciliation was effected. The
duel was delayed owing to the mar
riage of Berger.
As soon as he recovers Berger will
i "Sht a duel with anotuer man witn
! wh u he quarreled, but according to
the iVencb code of honor he could not
fight this duel until he first crossed
I sworas wun ureiunw er.
ASKS SENATE TO A I i tNU
G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT
Springfield, 111., May Senator
irjeail today offered a resolution in the
mi-Mii aHinnmtnant r.t the
senate over the day of Wednesday,
atw,nd in a tody the G. A. R. en-
carepment at Alton.
When the resolution was presented
objection was raised lo stopping work
of the senate in the middle of the week.
crcTicr. i nwcD
IS A SELF SLAYER
Chicago, May 7. When his proposal
of marriage was rejected today by
Miss Mabel Snow, aged IS, Millard
I Fletcher, 24, a salesman, shot himself
on the sidewalk in front of the young
woraau'B home, and died two hours
Yesterday, in, cogit)any-.w-Uh Miaa-
Snow, Fletcher visited a department
store. Leaving her on the Brst floor,
he went to the hardware department
and purchased the revolver with
which he shot himself.
CASH FROM STATE
Springfield, 111., May 7. Governor
Dunne today in a message to the sen
ate and house submitted the report
A fl int'iit licnurnl Ilildnti i n rl A
ing Secretary Sawyer of the state
board of health covering protective,
rescue, relief and sanitary work by
the state in the flooded territory on
the Ohio river.
He commended the work of Zi com
panies of the Illinois national guard
and three divisions of naval reserves
in protecting levees, bulkheads, filling
and placing sandbags and carrying re
lief to distressed persons.
"Help was given to thousands of
our citirtsns in 31 flooded sections
says the message, "through the cf
tablishment of 20 relief stations. R
lief and sanitary work was so co-ordi- j
nated as lo be doubly effective.
"All possible disease epidemics were
anticipated, and no man, woman or
child was permitted to suffer from
hunger, or went w ithout clothes or i
shelter, and not a single life was lost
in the rising waters.
' I am sat! -Sed prompt and effective j
ffirn liv tho 'liln mil lir.ritipu nn
vented a'loss of 'millions of dollars
property belonging to citizens of 111 i
The governor requested an appro
f.OO for the purpose of
nr nhfin nf s
defraying indebtedness on the nart of
the state to furnish relief for flood 6l,f.
fercrs. and ir.S.O'Ki to dfrav liabilities
contracted by the neteE.ary use of
military and naval-forces in the pro
tection of life and property in the
NEW YORK GUNMEN SHOOT
FIFTH MAN IN FOUR DAYS
Xew York. May 7. Gunmen of the
east side killed their fifth man with
in four days today. He tvas Antonio,
Scamorino. formerly of Dayton, Ohio.
The assassin used a shotgun. He es
caped. ST. LOUIS GIRL IS
TO TORY A TITLE
St. Louis, Mo.. May 7. Sir Wilfred
Peek of London. England, baronet
and millionaire tea merchant, is to be
married this evening to Miss Edwine
Thornburgh of St. Louis at the First
Prcsbyter!an church. Thousands of
guests have been invited to the wed
ding. After the ceremony a dinner
will be given at the home of the
bride's parents. Tonight the couple
will start on a honeymoon journey.
Thy will arrive ia London Jane 13.
St. Paul Cathedral in Lon-,
don Marked for De-. j
VERGER IN DISCOVERY!
Package Is Found Located Near
High Altar Attempt Also
Made on Newspaper.
London, May 7. An attempt to
wreck the ancient St Paul cathedral
by a bomb early today Is attributed)
to militant suffragets. The verger who
conducts sightseers through the mas-'
sive edifice was making his rounds att
8 this morning when he heard a tick-1
ing sound near the high altar. Upon
investigation he found hidden a heavy
parcel done up in brown paper. He
immediately placed it in water and
handed it over to the police, who
found a suffrage newspaper wrapped
up with a bomb. A similar bomb-like-package
was found on the steps of a
newspaper office In Fleet street, and
a tin canister believed to contain ex
plosives was picked up on the steps;
of a wholesale drug establishment'
near St. Paul's.
FII.I.KD WITH SI X CIS. ;
The bomb from the cathedral was
examined at the police station and
later at the home office by government
experts. The bomb was painted black
and contained two detonators attach
ed to an electric battery. It was filled.'
with elugs of hard substance resem
bling coal. There is no doubt, the po-1
lice say, that it was placed in position
by militant suffragpts 0r persons in
The general public is admitted to
the choir of the cathedral between 11
a.,m. and 3 p. m The cathedrae-was
closed entirely at C last evening, and'
It appears certain the bomb was de
posited before that hour. It was found
beneath a chair beside the bishop's!
Plain clothes policemen have been
on duty at St. Paul's several weeks
for the purpose of preventing suffra
get outbreaks, but they observed noth
ing wrong last nic,ht. Several parts of
the cathedral, usualiy open to the pub-'
lie, were closed today.
"Small, but fiendishly powerful," is
the police description of the bomb
found near the high altar of St. Paul's
cathedral. When tho machine was
taken to pieces it was discovered it
had been timed to explode at mid
night, but a derangement of the clock
work retarded the explosion. Appar
ently this accident prevented untold
damage to the cathedral. Brass
screws, nails and metal slugs were
found among the 'intents.
There were no arrests and it is
doubtful if the police have any clues..
The placing of bombs this morning;
made it appear t,he militant suffragets
had entered anew on their havoo-
working campaign, fallowing the dft
j feat of woman suffrage in the house
of commons last night.
The defeat of the woman's suffrage
i bill in the commons last night Is gen
' eral'.y attributed by the morning news
: payers to the women thf maelves tho
militant cn s. whose law-breaking ta
tics have alienated the sympathies of
, suffrage supporters.
rsso- sqi tts in sv.
Sufiras t ' arson squads" were also
'n!bl,fJr ear!y ,h'8 ruui
1 hey burn
ed down the pavilion on the cricket
field In liishop's park, Fulbam, In the
- ; 'f 61 nd of ndon. and set fire to an
' "occupied house at .Finchley, In
-Vort" Indon. Suffraget plaeardsand
Quantities of chemicals were found in
!tbe vicinity of both fires. Another
mysterious fire broke out in a timber
yard at Iambetb today, the fourth of
this kind within a few days. The fire
was extinguished before much damage
bii.i. DKi-t: vri;n.
London, May 7. The fate of the
Dickinson woman suffrage bill was
sealed last night by more than fifty
Irish nationalists, who voted against
It. The bill, whereby it was sought to
enfranchise 6,000,000 women, was re
jected in the house of commons by a
vote of 266 to 213.
Whether there is any chance that
the present parliament will pass a bill
of more limited character is doubted.
Possibly the nationalists fear that if
they allow a women's franchise bill to
pass tbe second reading it will lead
to a parliamentary struggle which may
end in dissolution of parliament be
fore tbe borne rule bill becomes a law.
Tbe debate of the day proved that
tho militant policy of the suffragets
bad done the cause great barm as far
as parliament was concerned.
Joliet Grain Firm Fails.
Joliet, III , May 7 The H. E. Truby
Grain company, capitalized at $100,
000, owning six elevators, today ai
sipned to a committee of creditor.
Frilure to get cars is the explanation
o' the firm's reverses.