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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. MAY 17, 1913.
FOREIGN NEWS NOTES
Londcn, May 17. The two militant 1
suffragetes who recently captured
"The Monument," Wren's masterpiece,
v.hich stands near tbe northern ap
proach to London Bridge, commem
orating the great fire of 1666, knew
that they were in grave danger of per
eonal injury from the exasperated
crowd which gathered about the base
cf the structure, but they have not yet
learned that their temporary abcda
wag Iti even greater pert;. Overlook
lng the monument U one of his majes
ty's tax collecting officer, and in the
office sat one of that type of the king s
tax collectors who never overlook any
thing that may add to the Lloyd
This collector, after hastily reading
the law relating o the impoaition of!
the inhabited house tax, sought the J
police inspector in charge cf the squad
besieging the monument and begged:
him for permission to present the suf-l
fragete garrison with a demand for
inhabited hoife duty on the ground
that, having dispossessed the caretak
er. th two women were the de facto
occupants of the structure. A the tax
ccllctcr mournfully confessed later,
the inspector was the usual type ot
London po.ice official without tbe
requisite imaz'nation to grasp the pos
nihilities of this counter stroke, and
he refused to permit the levying of tho
demand. The collet tcr stated that the
tax" would have made co small hole in
the ar chest of the militants, be
cause he flatt-ed himself that the ad
justers would permit a rather steep
assessment or. this beautiful stricture.
The innocuots bombs which have
neen discovered near various banks in
London recen'ly were not placed there
by practical jckrs. as the police have
been inclined to believe, but. accord
ing to a membrr of the militant or
ganization, the fake explosives were
left by recruits of the Women's Social
ar.d Political union, who were being
tested by their loaders as to their fit
ness for more serious forays.
It seems that a militant member
' giving any but the most general un-,
i dertakings, such as a promise to re-
' store peace; to do justice to all; to j
encourage education, etc.. and ail j
who w suspected of being an agent ! 'tthut entering into details as
of Scotland Yard was given a bomb i no iu.
:o piece in the doorway of a well
known bank. It was of the usual milk
But the election of Diaz
r m . i t;. J '
can variety, filled with black powdr, !
i for president been held the day after j
and with an electric fuse attached.
the close of hostilities in the capital, !
The suspected member hastened to !
j there is no doubt he would have been
; elected without any material opposl
.' tion. With Huerta in the chair, how
ever, and a big revolution to attract
Jt.,,.A, 1 t V ...... ,..,,
jut uDiiftti ywyi:, iucic to uiulu
Scotland Yard with the bomb, where
It was very gingerly conveyed to the
department which makes a specialty j
of handling these dangercus contr'.v-, lm heRrd of thfi popuiarUy of Gen.
aces. After the fuse was removed , erai Diaj There are many of nig own
the powder was submitted to the Scot- j partlsans wno have expressed the
land Yard chemist, who, after a briet i that hts npvpr .n nrsi.
examination, pronounced the sub-1 deBL It Is nothiiig that he has done,
stance ordinary- wheat flour, mixed , 6ay tne. t0 turn trom nim tne
with lamp black. The woman wasjlar supPort, but rather the fact that
then permitted to plce the boras ; ne na8 done nothing spectacular since
originally planned, but Scotland Yardne ceased firing shrapnel Into all
rears that the useiuiness of its agent j quarters ot the city.
!s at an end because she was shadow-j investigation of the army payrolls
ed to the Yard by members of the . has 6hown an expenditure of 27,000
W. S. P. U. pesos ($13,500) a month for salaries
A conference of the leading mari-1 to officers who never appeared in uni
time nations of the world will be held ; f0rm. It is charged that this was the
in London early next autumn with j work of one of the Madero family. He
the purpose of establishing on an in-; is -said to have used the paymaster of
ternational basis the new regulations j the rural guard to pay off his own
for the sifey cf life and property at j henchmen. His method was, accord
sea, ing to the story told at the palace, to
In June or July an informal consul-, name a man whom he wished to fa
tation will be held, at which time the j vor or use, an officer in the rurales,
report of the committee on bulkheads, ! at the same time telling the command
appointed to advise as to the water-! ing officer that this new officer would
tirtat subdivision of all merchant ships. report once a month for his pay. None
will be available. Meanwhile the dif- j of those appointees has appeared to
fertnt countries concerned are mak-1 collect his money since the overthrow
ing preparatiens. and so far as the life of the Madero regime.
saving rules are concerned, opinions Pessimism at the Mexican capital
have been interchanged for some time, continues dominant. "With or without
The new International Radio-te'.e-1 money tne aaministraaon. ii tne opm
grarh'.c convention will come into op-j5on of thousands of residents, both
eration next Julv. This is the out- native and foreign, is bound to fall,
come of the internatirnar -tireless con-'These men believe that intervention
vention held here last summer. b-v the Vnited States or 60me other
A general strike cf British seamen ' Pv er mlht Pent the overtarow.
is to be declared early in June as the DUl- a ? al "ueria
sequel to the agitation for a national
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conciliation board to regulate workin?
tonditions cn board ship, and it is pos
sible, unless the demand is acceded
to, that the transport workers through.
lout tbe country Tvil", come out in sym
Tom Mann, -ho organized the great
ernment will see itself slowly crushed
backward against the wall by the con
stitutionalists. Francisco I. Madero. alive, never
could Induce any considerable num
ber of men to take arms In defense
of his government, but Madero, dead,
has proved a far more potent figure.
Anv estimate of the number of reo-
tranport rtrike of two yesrs ago. has j ,s , & guess fcut u ig gafe
been en?aged by the National Sailors t0 asgume that in no previous revolu-
ana tremens union t0 carry on a tloa have there been ln tne fleld so
month s campaign, which he com- ( many men armed working so closely
menced on May day. to enlist the sup-' t0pether
Tort of the tranrport workers. I u waj not the iack 0 money that
"The actual date cf the strike will be ( handicapped the government so badly
kept eecret, as it was two years ago, ln the oper.jng davs of the rebellion
tne giving ot me signal oeing leti o .
Haveiock Wilson, the president of the :
union; Edward McHugh. M. P. for
Mid-Tyrone, and Father Hopkins, trus-;
tee of the union.
The fir.ot merchant vessel to leave
England armed in accordance witb
the proposals of Winston Churchill,'
first lord of the admiralty, has sailed
for South America. She is the Aragon,
of the Royal Mail line, and she brings
home from the Argentine great Quan-'.
tities of chillpd meat. Her sister sh'p,
the Amazon, which is'now -completing,
win be similarly outfitted. The neces-,
sary structural arrangements' were
msde whl'.e tlie ships were building,
and to eac'i vessel the admiralty has j
supplied two 4.7 inch guns. The of
j fiVers and seamen of the steamers in
! i.ludo a large number of roya" naval
: reserve men. w ho in esse of an emer-
gency would be capable ot manning
; the guns.
i This armvr.et 's cf course not in
; tended for otfetiijive purposes, but the
j admiralty believe that for defensive
ipiirpcse it is sufficient to counteract
i the risk of attack from lightly armed
: Tc reign merchant ships. It is the in
1 tention that a large number cf steam
ers, especially those encae'd 'n carry
ing food supplies, shall be thus armed
in the future.
The scheme is entirely separate
from that by hich larger steamers,
such ns the Maurent.ania and Lusitania
and the nw steamers proposed for
the t'anartiau service, are under con
tract with the government to be arm-
i ed in case of war for bcth offensive
land defensive purposes.
! The German government has sim
ilar arrangements w.th the German
lines, some ot the vese"s cf which
are so built that they cculd be con
verted into very formidable merchant . pano-American history and geography
as it was the smallness and ineffici
ency of the army. There was a fair
part of the irregular establishment
which could not be counted on, and
when an Investigation was made it
was discovered that not every name
on the payrolls was backed by a sol
dier "present or accounted for."
It was believed. however, that with
money to continue the pay of the sol
diers and to organize and equip new
bodies, the government would whip
the rebels. The more hopeful said
that if the government cculd hold
themi off for a year or more it would
win, but the majority regarded the
chance slight even In that case.
Madrid, May 17. The fourth cen
tenary of the discovery of the Pacific
ocan by Vasco Xunez de Balboa is
to be celebrated here this year, and
the president of Pnncma, Beiisario
Porras, lias sent a letter to King Al
fonso. ' assuring his majesty of Pan-
1 ama's friendship for Spain. Balboa,
the Spanish soldier and adventurer,
first saw the Pacific ocean from the
: Isthmus of Panama.
President Pcrra3 sets forth that th
; bonds of kinship between Spain and
the Hispano-Araeri'in nations are ev
' er growing closer and announces that
1 the Panama national assembly has de-
cided to commemorate this centenary
j by a competition cf lyric poetry; by
j an exposition in which Spain is spe
cially asked to participate and by the
, erection at the entrance of the Pan
ama canal on the Atlantic ocean of
a colobsal statue of Balboa, the cost
. to be defrayed by publip subscription.
1 He asks tbe king to place bis name
first on the list.
The Spanish government has decid
ed to celebrate the centenary by or
ganising at Seville a congress of His
j c ruisers.
! Mexico City. May 17. General Fe
! lis Dial has published his i.latform in
: the form of a manifesto or opon letter
', to the political clubs supporting him.
j In it he has carefully refrained from
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and an exposition of the precious
documents from the archives of the j
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tlve to the conquest and exploration I
of the new world by the Spaniards. '
The congress and exposition, which ;
will serve as a fitting prelude to the !
great Hiepano-American exposition be- j
'ing organized for 1813 at Seville, will
open on Sept. To next, me anmversp.ry
of the discovery of the Pacific by Bai- j
boa in 1513.
Lausanne, Switierland. May 17.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, president
of tii international Olympic commit
tee, who has visited the United
States several times of recent years,
has very decided opinions to account
for the success of American athletes
at Stockholm last year. In explain
ing his ideas the baron said:
"The American contestants were
successful primarily because of their
scientific training, and next, on ac
count of the'.r 'morale,' that Is to say,
their minds were made up before
hand to win. Finally, their intense
patriotism, when pitted against other
nat'osn, was an added reason.
"Scientific training alone cannot
win, in my Judgment, -without moral
training and patriotisip. The Ffhnis'i
athletes were without the first, as
they came from a poor country but
with the other two attributes they did
splendidly. Not only the body but
the mind must be trained to win in
; sports, end the athletes of many na-
. tiors overlook this, but not the Amer-
Referring to the Thorpe case, the
1 baron said :
I "I cannot praise the American
sportsmen too much for their prompt
i action in that delicate aad unfortu
! cate affair. The regulations govern
, leg the status of amateurs and pro
i fessionais are today so vague and un-
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j arise tomorrow in any country. We 'a pure amateur. This would. I think, sician. Dr. Leon B!aac, mas formally
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