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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 179.
FRIDAY. MAY 1G, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WILSON IS NO
President Defended in
Debate on the Sugar
CHARGES BY RANSDEllI
Louisiana Member Attempts toj
j Patereon, X. J., May 1G. All power
Y.'aEhlngton, D. C, May 16. Sena-; plants in tie city are under gjard to
tor James, accredited with (-peaking j cay :n view of threats of a general
for President Wiisa and the adminls- i strike made by speakers yesterday at
tration. Interpreted the Baltimore plat-! rca-t mass meeting of striking silk
form in a speech in the senate today j 'orkt rs called to protest against the
as committing the president and the ! conviction cf Patrick Qu'nlan. leader
party to free sugar. Hi3 reo-irks 1 ot the Industrial Workers of the World,
were made In reply to declarations of ; found guilty of inciting riot.
Senator Ransdell and Sfr..ir-elect j Fellow leaders, amon? them Wi'.liam
Broussard of Louisiana that it did not. I Haywood, are to be tried on a similar
Ransdell asked If the president had ! charge. The maximum penalty is sev
not In a speech in Pittsburgh declared 1 ' years. Ten thousand strikers and
he did not stand for free trade. James ! sympathizers attended the protest
returned that the president was not ' merting. cheering wildly when Adolph
for free trade, that a bill calculated to j Ussig. one cf those indicted, advised
raise $300,000,000 revenue was not a 'hem to "ti" up every garage and
free trade bill. ji.ireet. car line in the city, and put out
"If you say the president is a free! all the lights for a couple of nights."
trader because he favors free sugar,"! Haywood spoke of the possibility of
deinnnded James, "did you call your-j his conviction and added there were
self free trader when you voted for; others ready to take his place If he
free bread and free shoe's?" i went to pr'son. "We are out for an
James eloquently .j-aised Wilson's eight-hour workday," he said, "and we
stand for fre sugar. ;nrc going to pet it, and next year we
"If Taft had had half the courage of j'Hl strike fcr a six-hour workday, and
Wilson, he would have vetoed the; get it, too."
.-..Payne-Aldrich bill end bonfires would
have b"en burned on every hiliside i'
his honor, and in my opiulc-u he woulc
have been reelect 1.
"W ilson says h is in favor of fre
rugar and free. wool, and wants ni
compromise. At Pittrburch he mere
ly suli lie did not want to destroy any
kgiUmute Industry. 1 challenge you
o find anybody to whom Woodrow
Wilson ever said he w83 not in favor
of free sugar."
Ransdell inquired If he cons'dered
the sui-ur business of the soutH and
"Legally, but not economically,' re
ft'.y KTK MKKTS IHBLV.
The senate met an hour earlier j ahead to the next national election, a
than usual so both democrats and re- ' moeting with officers of the democrat
publlrsns might "speak before a vote lc ongrcssional committee regarding
is taken on the question of public ' greater representation of senators on
hearings on the tariff bill. Under the
agreement, tlw vote will be taken at j
4 p. in. Chairman Simmons of the fi- j
nance committee was connuect mat ;
hearlngs would be refused, and some
republican leaders were i'lclined to
agree with Mm.
RKIO HIXM.ITIO IP,
Senator Kern's resolution for an In
vestigation of charges of peonage,
militarism and oppression of the
workers in the West Virginia mine
district Mas again up in the senate to
day with prospects of a vote. "Moth
er" Jones and other labor leaders from
the district heard the debate from
Kern received a letter today from
State Senutor Montgomery of King
wood. W. Va.. who declared "human
life Is the only thing held valueless
by mine operators." and that the hetW
of the state mining department was
an operator In hose mines occurred
frequent explosions. Montgomery
wrote 700 miners bad been killed in
mine explosions In the state aud that
the only thing received by the widows
were "pine boxes in which their hus
bands were buried."
MOORE HELPER IS
, REDUCED IN RANK
Washington, D. C May 16. Charles
T. Burns, an assistant foreman in the
weather bureau, suspended at the time
of 'the dismissal of Chief Willis
Mooro, today was reduced in rank and
salary by Secretary Houston, who de
clared Burns guilty of misconduct in
the performance of duty.
Prof.' Oliver Fassig, against whom
chances were preferred by Moore, was
acquitted of all except one that of
making a false statement regarding
an Item of expense amounting to $6.65.
No action was taken in his case. Fas
ig contended Moore made the charges
because he refused to support his can
didacy for secretary of agriculture.
OF A CIGAR THEFT
WiPfleld. Kas., May 16. Grant S'af -
for. vIce-preFldent of a local bank, one ' southern assembly yesterday did not
ot the wealthiest t.tea in Wlnfield. j consider the subject of union aad th
was eonloted today of the theft of 'united Presbyterian assemb'y devel
ilgars from a '.ocal dealer. j oped opposition. Three Presbyteries
It was testified he atked the sales-
nan for thro for 4 q.iar'er snd when
the Utter s back was turned took one
sr tw o ethers from the box.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Took Island, Davenport, Moline,
Unsettled weather, -with probably
Bhcwers tonight or Saturday. Warmer
tortight, cooler Saturday with mod
Highest temperature yesterday, 70;
lor, est last night, 43; at 7 a. m., 52.
Wind velocity, 2 miles.
Precipitation none. i
rive humidity 8t 7 P. m., eg, at
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
Eveninz stnr: S;ittiru. Morning ;
star: Men-tiry. Jupiter. Mars. Venn, j
CrteMntIoii Virgo piins the southern
and iniitlie:itprn sky. with the f.rst ,
i Piacnitiide str. Spica. well iiIkvc the ;
br-izon nlnint :''.i iu I
STRIKERS TO TIE
up LIGHT PLANTS
I ernmect by the "wild women" in the
Washington. D. C. May 1C Plans .matter of the suppression of the mi'.I
for drawing political battle lines of j tant suffragcts' newspaper, the Suf-
ivn and iSMi; were talked over today !
at conferences or the executive cm-
miUee cf the. democralkja.UClial
committee. The program included a
conference over whet the natlonat com
mittee should do to make the party
i successful in state und congressional
eUK'.ions two years hence, with a look
that body, and a conference with Pres-
ldent Wilson. I
The committee, which met at its per- I
mar.ent. omc-eg, is composed or (. cm-
raitteeman Palmer of Pennsylvania, i
Clark Howell of Georgia. Cato Sells of
Texas, Homer Cummings of Connecti
cut, and Fred Lynch of Minnesota.
"Concentration, antieipation, amalga
mation, confederation and harmoniza
tion'" of methods is the way one mem
ber epitomized the plans of the con
ference. Today marked the opening of the
permanent offices of the democratic
national committee, which the party
organization expects to maintain every
day during the next four years at least.
The "executive committee," so called,
but really a finance committee, is un
der Instructions to devise methods for
raising money and to press vigorous
DIVORCE EVIL HIT
BY CHURCH BODY
Atlanta, Ga., May 16. Excoriation
of the divorce evil and resolutions
commending actUm by every Presby
tery of the Northern Presbyteriau
church to secure more strict divorce
legislation by states, were embodied in
the report cf the special committee
on Christian life and work .made today
before the Northern Presbyterl-u as
sembly. Election of moderators by the com
missioners of the northern and south
ern Presbyterian churches, with an
unexpected choice in the case of the
fcrmer, were chief events of interest
a, yesterday's sessions of the Presby
terian, .assemblies in session here. Dr.
John Timothy Stone of the Fourth
Presbyterian church, Chicago,
w as !
elected moderator of the
body, and Dr. J. Sprole Lyons of the
First Presbyterian church. Louisville,
Ky.. was chosen moderator for the
southern assembly. All three of the
assemblies have now selected moder
ators. the United Presbyterians last
night naming Dr. R. M. Russell of New
There is much speculation as to
whether the joint gatherings of the
assemblies and the synod of the As -
seriated Keforraed church will result
'n a joint declaration of faith. The
j n memcrals pro'ested against any ac- j
ticn until the varioug Presbyteries'
: hei considered a
proposed basis of
MEN JOIN IN
gomj Campaign Resumed
With Greater Boldness
! Than Ever.
SEVERAL NEW ATTACKS
Library and Church Among In
stitutiens Marked for De
struction. Ixndon, May 16. Militant Eufira
fjets' campaign of placing' bombs in
public icstitutions to coerce the gov
ernment into granting the franchise to
women was carried cn in several quar
ters of London and Provinces today.
A workmanlike canister of explo
sives with clockwork attachment
was found in Rotherhite public library,
in southeast London, thi3 morning,
labeled "Votes for women." Accord
ing to belief in some quarters, it was
placed there by a man. Indeed, the
police suspect many men are engased
by the militants in this work.
Another machine was fou-id in a
Setter box at Wadsworth district post
office, in southwest London. It con
sisted of a glass tube containing a
fluid. A partly burned fuse wa3 at
tached to one end. The police de
clared it was apparently set there by
Still another canister of explosives,
with a partially burned fuse, was
found in lioly Trinity church at Hast
ings, a popular watering place on the
south coast, where militants have been
active during the week.
pu'ER stii.i. issrr.s.
Defeat has been inflicted on the gov-
After Counsel Bodkin had nnr.ounc-
ed that the government would prose-L-. ...
cute anyone printing the newspapefsTOdent and cabinet in a three hours
in future the labor press and some lib
eral newspapers, which axe the strong
est supporters of the present caf3in,et,
protested that this was an infringe
ment of the liberty of the press. A
former socialist member, George Lans
bury, and the socialist member, Jame3
Kerr Hardie, offered personally to un-
dertake the publication of the Daner.
but the suffragets declined the: offer
with scorn. ' Thereupon the home of-
fice issued a statement declaring Bod-
kin's pronouncement had been miscot.-
strued, that the Women's Social and
Political union or any publisher could
issue the Suffraget, so long as it did
not contain any incitements to crime.
nif.K V.OIiKKHS TO RESIST.
The special Interest taken by the
labor party in the question of sufrage
was aroused because labor newspapers
had frequently come into collision
with the government. This is the otsc
In regard to general conscription for
the army, and in the event of J.his be
coming the policy of the government,
which the labor party fears, labor
newspapers propose to urge working
men of the British Isles to resist it.
This week's number of the Suffraget
appeared today and was freely circu
lated. It was printed by the firm of
Edward Francis. The newspaper
says: "Though .he has constantly de
precated what he calls our methods,
lie undertook the work, believing the
freedom of the press in danger, also
gravely doubting the wisdom of thoso
who seem bent on depriving suffra
gets of their legitimate form3 of ex
pression." OPKKATU OX MISS EtlKHSO-V .
Miss Zelie Emerson, an ardent suf
fraget of Jackson, Mich., was operat
ed on today for appendicitis, said to
have developed owing to deprivations
she underwent in carrying on the
"hunger strike" at Holloway Jail. SL;
was released April 8 on account of
her weakened condition, and after
ward was taken to a private hospital
In the country to prepare for an op
eration. She was sentenced to six
weeks' Imprisonment Feb. 14 for
smashing shop window t.
NEGRO AMUCK; KILLS TWO
Three Others and
Shoots Himself Fatally.
Fort Worth, Texas, May 16. Tom-
my Lee. a negro bootblack, yesterday
shot dead Patrolman Ogiltree, a veter-
01 lce lccal PO"ce irce, ana wai-
ter Mcore, a negro, and shot and se-
verely wounded David Colton and Har-
0m xiurdot k. and .n unidentified n op
Henen crawed into a sewer while
1 nf-rsued bv a mob of 2.000 neonle nil
shot himself. He will die. day to admit women to the floor as
The trouble started when Lee Cretf delegates. A vote will be taken befcre
upon a negro with whom he had quar-jthe convention adjourns. The amend
reled. He then ran to a negro pool.ir.ent was offered by R. H. Coleman,
hall and killed Moore. The policeman layman, of Dallas, Texas. Coleman
was killed when he attempted to ar- said he believed the Baptists owed it
rest Lee. , jto the wemen to make thia change, as
The negro then ran through the they had always taken a leading part
stieets firing at those who tried
WaKliinp-tnn Ti . C Mav Ifi. The
session considered the reply of the
United States - to . Japan's - protest
against the California anti-alien land
law, and it was announced the answer
to the Japanese note would be deliv
ered very soon.
Secretary Bryan returned from New
York early today and was at his desk
leng before the cabinet mec:ng, at
which he was to present the reply of
the United States to Japan's protest
against the California land legislation.
It is probable action will soon be
taken to publish the text of the Jap
anese protest, though i. may be de
ferred until the answer of the United
States has been delivered.
The president's announcement that
there would be no movements of
troops or ships that could be connect
ed with the situation Is expected in
official circles to be construed as evi
dence of his conviction the issue can
and will be adjusted diplomatically.
The administration has been endeavor
ing t0 discourage "war scares" by
every possible means.
BANK ROBBERS IN
' CSiifoial to T'r.c Argus.)
Monmouth. 111., May 16. Charles
Wilson and Frank Shea, alleged to be
fart of a gang of yeggmen who blew
the safe in the bank of North Hender
son Wednesday of last, week, were ar
rested this morning by Sheriff Fitz
patrick and Chief of Polic?. Webb Mor
rison In this city. On their persons
were found the sum of $30. SO iu stiver,
and both carried Colt revolvers. It is
believed that two others were impli
cated ia the deal and that they als
were In the vicinity of Monmouth to
day. The eum cf $1,900 Is missing from
Ridder Declines Post.
Albany, N. V.. May 16. Herman)
Ridder cf New York announced he
would not accept fie position of su
perintendent of state prisons, to
which he recently was appointed by
FOR WOMAN VOTE
St. Louis, Mo., May 1C. An amend-
ent was prerosod ta the constitution
the Southern Eap'ist convention to-
to in iie work of the church, since the
I beginning of the Christian era.
J?. ? j QU PLEASE ABOUT COf7M6
-? 3 GOT rn work mi J . ..VS-ytfr XSfflliH
BRIBE, THAW SAYS
Slayer Testifies Former Head of
Matteawan Offered to Ob
. New York, May 16. Dr. John W.
Rusitell, former superintendent of the
Matteawan State Hospital for the
Criminal Insane, first made the sug
gestion to Harry K. Thaw that he
could be released by the payment of
a large sum. Thaw testified yesterday
at the bribery trial of John N. Antaut
Anhut, a young attorney, Is charged
with offering Dr. Russeli a bribe of
$20,000 for an order or certificate
which would result In freeing Thaw
from further confinement in the asy
lum. Thaw was brought from Matteawan
to testify. He was subjected to a
rigid examination and cross exam
inatlon. Objections cf counsel for the
defense that Thaw, legally insane, was
uQt competent to testify were overrul
ed by the court, who, however, held
that his testimony must be considered
as that of an insane person.
Thaw told of several visits paid to
him by Anhut at Matteawan in 1912
when he declared Anhut "said he
would get mo discharged."
"I asked if Dr. Russell had settled
cn something definite," said Thaw,
"and he (Anhut said he had. I said
the money waa much more than I ex
pected to pay; that I was not in a po
sition where I cou'.d pay it."
Under cross examination Thaw said
that in all he had spent $65,000 and
no more in efforts to secure his re
lease from Mct'-eawan. This sum, he
said, was exclusive of the expenses of
his. two trials fcr the killing of Stan
"I was pretty well swindled on my
two trials here," Thaw declared
'The cost3 were something tremen
The witness said that during a con
versation with Anhut questions of
raising the money were discussed and
that a week later ho secured 140
shares of a gas company stock, valued
at about $20,000, and $5,000 cash from
his sister, Mrs. George L. Carnegie.
"Were not the securities to be turn
ed over to Anhut?" Thaw was asked.
'No; they were to be turned over o
Dr. Russell. We had arranged every
thing before I ever si Anhut."
Thaw declared his agreement with
Anhut ca.led for the return of all or
part of the $23,000 if he did not walk
out of the doer of the asylum or was
not released by the court by specified
dates. He said Anhut paid him back
$14,700 of the $23,000 Jan. 1 last, w hen
the plan had failed.
During cross examination Thaw ob
jected to being called "Harry," saying
his name was "Henry."
"Are you the Henry K. Thaw who
shot and killed White.'" the witness
"Yes," in a low voice.
"Did you intend to kill him?"
"This is a question outcide the issue,
and 1 refuse to answer."
Justice Seabury declined to direct
the wltnefs to answer.
Dr. Russell resigned as superintend
ent at Matteawan shortly after ucr
ercor Su"zer sent Col. Joseph F. Sco't.
then suDerintendent of nrisons. a let-
Iter demanding Dr. Russell's removal.
!Y AN EDITOR
Decatur, 111., May 16. E. B. Slate,
editor of the Mt. Auburn Tribune, this
morning shot Dr. B. P. Windsor of Mt.
Auburn in the stomach. The shooting
occurred in the railroad station, where
Windsor was waiting for a train for
Springfield. After being shot Windsor
boarded the train and went to a hos
pital at Springfield. His wound Is ser
ious. Slate waa jailed at Taylorvllle.
The shooting was the result of an
old feud which was resumed at the
spring election. Slate opposed Wind
sor bitterly, but the latter was chosen.
The governor's action resulted from
disclosures in an Investigation of the
matter at Albany, at his Instigation,
Court was adjourned until today
Immediately following the announce
ment that Thaw's testimony' was con
eluded. Thaw wan taken back to
Dr. John Russell, former superin
tendent of Matteawan asylum for crim
inal insane, and Horace Hoffman, con
fidential agent for Harry Thaw, were
itjhe principal witnesses today in the
trial of John N. Anhut, a lawyer,
charged with offering Russell a bribe
to bring about Thaw's release from the
institution. Hoffman testified that
early in November last. Thaw gave
him $5,000 cash and a handful of stock
certificates to be ftiven Anhut. Two
receipts for $12,500 each were given
him by Anhut aud these Thad had
Jan. 1 found Thaw still at Mattea
wan. and Hoffman was sent to Anhut
to get back the stock. Anhut deciar
ed, the witness said, he did not have
It that he had sold it. Subsequently
Anhut returned most of the stock. The
witness contradicted a portion of
Thaw's testimony yesterday by assert
ing he never took papers relating to
one of Thaw's hearings from Thaw to
Russell was the next witness. He
was not permitted by the court to af
firm or deny Thaw's testimony jester
day that Russell proposed to releaao
him fcr a consideration. The doctor
described the meet rag with Anh'.'t in
this city Nov. 22 last- "Anhut said to
me," said the witness, " 'Doctor, I have
$2,500 here and any part of this Is
ycurs if you discharge Thaw.' I re
plied I could, but would not, as it
would be as much as my position and
hener were worth. That Is a.l I said
and the Bubject was dropped".
Mitchell Accepts Appointment.
Albany, N. Y May 16. John Mitch
ell, former president of the United
Mine V.'orkere, has decided to accept a
so-called recess appointment as state
labor ccmmiBSioner. With a view cf
reorganizing the etate labor depart
ment Mitchell today conferred with
Logan Heads Dent fits.
Peoria. 111.. May 16. Dr. William Lo-
gan was elected president and Chicago j was filed in probate at Mineola, L. I.,
was chosen at the next meeting place j today, gives no reason for the discrim
Of the Illinois State Dental society. j (nation.
OF VOTES IN
Committee Ignores House
and Proceeds to Get
BOAR DM AN CONTESTING
Progressive Insists He Is Elect
ed in Forty-first Over Hen
Springfield, III.. May 1C The sub
committee of the house elections com
mittee appointed to recount the ballots
cast at a special election in the Forty
first district began its work today. By
proceeding to a recount of the ballots,
the subcommittee disregarded the ac
tion of the house declaring null and
void the appointment by the elections
committee of a subcommittee to hear
the contest brought by Boardman, pro
gressive, against Hennebcy, demo
crat. On the face of the returns,
Boardman was elected by COO plural
ity. The state canvassing board threw!
out the vote cast in Dupage county on
the ground that the judges and clerks
had attempted to count it under the
cumulative system, that of multiplying
by three, which was held to be Im
proper In a special election where the
different political parties each had but
one candidate. Throwing out the vote
In Dupage left Hennebey with a ma
jority, and he was given a certificate
The Boardman-Hennebey contest has
engendered a lot of bad feeling be
tween democrats and republicans. The
democrats charge the republicans and
progressives joined hands to unseat
Hennebey in favor of a progressive
candidate and to dismiss the contests
pending for seats held by other pro
gressive house members.
IIOVSG nOI'. MICH WORK.
With less than a score of members
in attendance, the house accomplished
a vast amount of work today at a com
paratively short session of about an
hour and a ha IT.
Members who remained over, took
Speaker McKlnley at his word, and' no
one attempted to raise the question of
All appropriation bills on the calen
dar, including first and second read
ings of both house and senate bills,
were advanced before other measures
were considered. After the appropria
tion bills were disposed of, Individual
members who had remained for the
purpose of getting their bills advanc
ed were recognized. In all, the house
acted probably upon 50 different bills
today. The senate held a perfunctory
session and adjourned. Under a joint
resolution, the two houses stand ad
journed until next. Tuesday morning.
TRIES SUICIDE AS
FRIEND IS KILLED
Chicago, May 16. When an automo
bile owned by Paul Patten, vice presi
dent of the Lake Zurich Milk com
pany, crashed into a post at the south
approach to the Rusli street bridge to
day, Thomas Slack, a hotel clerk, was
thrown out and killed.
"Is he alive?" asked Patten of the
policeman who Game on the run.
"He's dead!" was the reply.
Without warning Patten rushed to
the railing and tried to jump into the
river, but was restrained by the po
liceman and chauffeur.
Young Woman in Village Receives
Joliet, I1L, May 16 .-"We will tar and
feather you and drive you out of town
and punish you as you have punished
our children," was the threat received
In an anonymous letter today by Viola
Johnson, a young school teacher in
Channahon, a village south of here.
Miss Johnson accuses a well known
woman of writing the letters, of which
today's was the second. The affair
is said to be the result of Miss John
son's attempt to keep discipline in a
room which it Is said has beun no
torious for disorder. The school board
announced today it would back up the
PIRIE CUTS OFF A
SON WITH $1,000
New York. May 16. An estate Tal
ued at $12,000,000, left by the late
John T. .Plrie. a prominent Chicago
merchant, will be divided equally
among the widow, three daughters
an(j l!ree 6ono. xne fourth son, Allen,
1 is cut off with $1,000. The will, whl'h