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SIXfrY-SECOXD- YEAR. XO. 182.
TUESDAY. MAY 20, 1913. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
NEXT ON THE
Strong Argument Looked
for in Reply to Bryan
MAY 60 TO THE COURTS
California Referendum Plans
Will Likely Delay Law Tak
ing Effect Until 1914..
Toklo. May 20. News that the Cali
fornia land bill had been signed by
Governor Johnson was received with
regret here, although it tiad been dis
counted in official and non-official cir
cles. It was hoped up to the last that
Washington's Intervention would prove
Newspapers published extras. Efforts
of the government are concentrated
a' present lit pacifying public opinion.
bu' the task is regarded in many quar
ters a more difficult one than at the
time of the Call for nlan school con
troversy over a year ago. Since the
death of the old emperor the author- j
if y of the government has been stead
ily diminished in resisting the grow-1
Idf Influence of public opinion, and a
spirit of democracy is augmenting
throughout the empire.
Washington. D. C. May 20. With
the answer of the United States to
Its protest in hand, it is now up to
the Japanese foreign office to take
the next step in the negotiations in
the California land act. It is expect
ed the forthcoming rejoinder to Sec
retary Iiryan will be strongly argu
mentative and calculated to result in
the conduct of further negotiations on
a strictly legal basis. It is expected
several days will elapse before the
Japanese rejoinder is received.
Learning through press dispatches
that Governor Johnson had signed
the Webb antia'ien land ownership
act. Secretary Bryan telephoned Vis
count CUlnda late yesterday an invi
tation to call at the state department
to receive the reply to Japan's pro
test against the measure.
The Japanese ambassador respond
ed immediately and Mr. Bryan handed
him the answer he had bein awaiting
since May 8. He cabled the reply to
Toklo at once.
No indication as to the nature of the
reply was made public by Mr. Bryan
or Viscount Chinda.
PIRl.l'.Vft HOI K WITH BRYAN.
The secretary of state and the am
bassador conferred earnestly for an
hour regarding the general aspect of
the problem which they were trying
to solve. The opinions expressed were
tentative. The ambassador felt that
he must be guided entirely by the di
rections of the foreign office at Toklo;
he could only surmise a hat might be
the attitude of the officials at home.
It was understood that both the
Japanese protest and the state depart
ment's answer would be w ithheld from
publication for the present on the
ground that it would be injudicious to
submit the delicate questions at issue
to heated discussion in the newspa
pers and at possible mass meetings.
In Ills answer Secretary Bryan is
understood to have recounted the ef
forts made by the administration to
guard against an Infringement of the
treaty rights of the Japanese. Offi
cials believe this tubstantlally has
been accomplished through tie
amendment of the original Webb bill,
and that at any rate, if the Japanese
government takes a contrary view, it
be easy for Japan to test the is
sue iu the American courts. This, it
Is pointed out, would seem to remove
the Issue from one of treaty construc
tion, if the state department s view is
correct, to the broad field of interna
It Is realised that the Japanese gov
ernment is not much concerned about
the exclusion of its subjects from
America, for they ere needed in Man
churia. Korea and Formosa. Underly
ing the whole objection, it is said, is
the intense national pride of the Jap
anese, which has been touched to the
quick by the general development of
anti-Japanese feeling on the Pacific
Official circles realize that negotia
tions henceforth must be conducted
with extreme caution, but there is a
general conviction that an amicable
solution of the problem will be reach
JiPN OPPOSES LAWS ftPIRIT.
Negotiations between the two gov
ernments are expected to proceed now
in regular fashion without further ref
erence to what takes place lii Califor
nia. It is assumed that several days
may elapse before the next step is
taken, depending on word from Tokio.
It is gathered that while the Japan
ese allege technical violations of the
treaty of 1911 by the California law.
these relate to minor provisions, such
as that prohibiting Japanese from in
heriting property in California. The
real weight of objection is against the
spirit of the w hole legislation, w hich
On leaving this country for England, where he will act as U.
declared that he would not wear knee pants and would appear at
plain American citizen.
Vienna, May 20. Easad Pasha, who
commanded the Turks at Scutari,
through the siege, has been murdered
at Tirana, according to a dispatch to
Reicbspost. He marched to Tirana
with many thousands of Turkish
troops after the evacuation of Scu
tari and formed a provisional Alban
ian government. It is believed a plot
of relatives of a former Turkish gen
eral whose death is laid to Essad
is regarded as distinctly- discrimina
tory' against the Japanese.
While it is not alleged that the trea
ty in terms prohibits such discrimina
tion, yet the spirit of the convention
as well as the general principles of
international law are regarded by Ja
pan as outraged by thig Webb act.
The mere fact that America has enter
ed into the treaty relation with Japan
is cited as an admission of equality.
Representative Bartholdt of Mis
souri announced today he would intro
duce next Friday a resolution to em
power congress to legit-late exclusive
ly on all questions affecting the rights
j of aliens residing in the United States.
I The purpose will be to prevent indi-
vidua! states from passing laws which
might cause friction with foreign
REFtREMIt M MAY DELAY LAW
Sacramento. Cal., May 20. In the
ordinary course the Webb law w ill go
into effect Aug. 10. but referendum
plans may delay its operation until
Nov. 1. 1914, In reply to threatened
opposition from three sources Governor
Johnson said when he signed the
"California for the first time in its
history has an anti-alien law. Any
man who wishes another kind of law
may consistently Invoke the initiative.
No man who really wishes an anti-
alien law will sign the referendum aa
to this law.
"If another law is sought it may be
presented by means of the initiative,
and meantime the present law will be
SIX MORE PLACES
Springfield. 111., May 20. Governor
Dunne sent the feflowiug appoint
ments to the senate today:
State Board of Education George
Hughes, Hume, Lcgar county, vice
Kamman. failed to quaUfy; E. R. .
Klmbrougb. Danville, succeeds him
self. Western Illinois State Normal
School Charles W. Slack, Macomb,
vice Keefer. resigned; Joab Groen,
Carriage, vice Mead, resigned; S. S
Hallam, Monmouth, vice Hanna, re
signed; D. F. Ho lis, Pittsfie'.d. Tice
j Fred R. Jelliff, resigned.
NO FRILLS FOR HIM
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Unsettled weather, with 6howers to
night or Wednesday; not much change
L. .Temperature at 7 a. m., 56, highest
yesterday, bO, lowest last night, 48.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m. 8 miles.
Precipitation in 24 hours, .05 inches.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 72, at
7 a. m., 73.
Stage of river, 5.8, a fall of .3 feet
in 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening star: Saturn. Morning stars:
Venus. Jupiter. Mercury, Mars. The
brilliancy of the Milky way In the
northeast section is to be noted in the
GATHER AT ALTON
Alton, 111., May 20. Several thous
and visitors are expected in Alton to
day for the opening of the annual en
campment of the Illinois G. A. R., and
the annual meetings of five allied or
ganizations. Ladies of the G. A. R.,
Daughters of the G. A. R.. Woman's
Relief Corps, Daughters of Volunteers
and Sons of Veterans.
Interest centers around election con
tests of the G. A. R. and Woman's Re
lief Corps. J. H. Crowder of Bethany
and J. M. Schneider c-f Canton are
active candidates for department com
mander of the G. A. R.. and Mrs. J. J.
Bender cf Decatur and Mrs. Edna
Walker of Peoria are campaigning for
the presidency of the Woman's Relief
Chicago, May 20. What Council
Grosvenor, representing the govern
ment, called a "witnesses' mass meet
ing" was uncovered in the harvester
anti-trust hearing today. The discov
ery of the meeting came in the cross-
examination of C. J. Passage, an im
plement dealer of Smithshire. I1L Ac
cording to Grosvenor, in the last week
he has found difficulty in persuading
dealers to tell what percentage of im
plements they handle are made by the
International Harvester company.
Previously he had encountered little
of this trouble.
"Has not some one had a talk with
you about what you would testify
here today?" Grosvenor asked Pas
sage. "No, not exactly."
"What do you mean by that?"
"Well, not to me personally. There
was a meeting of witnesses this morn
ing and one harvester attorney talk
ed to us."
"Where was the meeting?"
"About 20 of us all that are here
In court got together at the Great
S. ambassador, Walter H. Page
the 'court of St. James as a
Springfield, 111., May 20. A reso
lution adopted by the Cljicago Feder
ation of Labor, a copy of which was
received by members In the mail this
morning, caused Representative Ab
bott to introluce a resolution citing
Secretary Ncekels of the federation to
appear before the bar of the house and
make good charges and allegations
ccntained therein in connection with
the initiative and referendum. The
resolution, which was amended by
Browne to include John Fitzpatrick,
Mrs. Raymond Robins, Margaret
Haley and several others, was unani
mously adopted. The resolution:
"Whereas, The initiative and refer
endum amendment to the constitution
w as killed by a vote in the house of rep
resentatives May 13, at the demand of
Boss Lorimer, and the twice express
ed will and demand of the people of
Illinois was openly defied and defeat
ed by the most brazen, shameless.
anarchistic .proceeding that ever dls-
graced even the Illinois legislature.
"Whereas, This fight to defeat the
will of the people of Illinois was per
sonally conducted by Boss Lorimer
from a seat of honor behind the speak
er's desk, which seat he occupied from
the opening session Tuesday morning
until its close in the early morning
hours Wednesday, only leaving to con
fer, sometimes openly, sometimes be
hind the .scenes, w ith Boss Mc Laugh
lin and Boss Shanahan, who are
known to take orders from the Pea-
body Coal company, as Lorimer takes
his from Armour & Co., whose general
counsel, Alfred Urion, was also in
Springfield Tuesday and was in con
stant telephonic and telegraphic com
munication with Chicago all day,
while the Civic Federation's lobbyist.
Douglas Sutherland, had to be driven
from the floor of the house Tuesday
for bis pernicious and persistent ac
tivity against the initiative and refer
endum; therefore, be it
.esolved. That the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor denounces these shame
ful proceedings in the Illinois legisla
ture designed and perpetrated to
strangle the will of the people of Illi
nois, and protests against the trick
ery and despised skillfully worded
'jokers' under the guise of safeguard
ing amendments which were offered
by Lorimer, Shanahan and their lieu
tenants, and which, if adopted, will be
woree than, the present defeat fl the
initiative and referendum. Be Lt fur
"Resolved. That the Chicago Fed
eration demands there be an honest
Initiative and referendum or none, and
that the secretary of the Chicago Fed
eration of Labor is hereby directed to
send a copy of the resolutions to the
governor, lieutenant governor, speak
er of the house, members of the legis
lature, every affiliated local union and
joint labor legislative board in Spring
field, with the request that Immediate
action be taken by the board on this
TO END DEATH
Butts' Measures Are Ad
vanced in the Illinois
LIFE TERM ASA LIMIT
For' Murder, Treason and Kid
napingHouse of III Fame
as a Nuisance.
Springfield, 111., May 20. Represen
tative Butts' two bills abolishing cap!
tal punishment were advanced to third
reading. The measures amend the
criminal jurisprudence law and the
act punishing kidnaping for ransom,
the latter having been made punish
able by death at a former recent ses
sion of the general assembly. Under
the Butts bills, the extreme penalty
for murder, treason and kidnaping is
fixed at life imprisonment.
The house advanced to the third
reading house bill' 806, which declares
houses of ill fame to be nuisances and
providing for their abatement The
1 measure is backed by Arthur B. Far
well of Chicago.
FOR MXNICIPAL COLISECMS.
Representative Lovejoy s bill en
abling cities and villages with a popu
lation of less than 500,000 to build mu
nicipal coliseums and providing a one
mill tax for that purpose, was advanc
ed to third reading after the house
adopted an amendment offered by
Browne requiring a majority of all
votes cast at an election to carry the
proposition, instead of a majority of
those voting upon lt.
Bills were passed by the house to
day as follows:
Senate bill 181 Appropriating $1
000 per annum in aid of the ''Illinois
Bookkeepers' association. Ayes 106
nays 5. Representative Cohlmeyer, in
explaining the vote against the bill
said: "Our flood area in Illinois is im
mense. We should appropriate mon
ey for sufferers before an industry.
Therefore, I vote no!"
Senate bill 64 Appropriating $25,
000 for a monumt.it to be erected In
the city of Chicago in memory of for
mer Governor Altgeld. Aye3 113, nays
1. The bill provides for the appoint
ment by the governor of a commission
of five members to provide a suitable
location for a memorial
tive Kirkpatrick voted against the bill.
TEXT BOOK MEASURE CLASH.
Springfield, 111.. May 20. The first
decisive clash between progressives
and reactionaries in the senate oc
curred this morning when the obstruc
tionists made a fight against placing
Senator Maglll's textbook bill on the
calendar. By a vote of 12 to 24 the
senate refused to recommit the bill to
the committee on education.
The bill was presented this morning
by Senator Landee, chairman of the
education committee, with the explan
ation that 16 of the 28 members of the
committee had found favorable recom
mendation on the measure.
Senator Denvir immediately took
exception. He declared that while he
was not antagonistic to the bill, there
were other measures before the com
mittee entitled to consideration, and
he objected to this bill being favored
Senator O'Leary also spoke in op
position to bringing the bill out of
committee by this process, even if it
were an established practice.
Magill made a stirring speech, de
claring the people of the state 'were
watching this roll call and wanted to
know who were responsible for
strangling bills of this sort Jones al
so favored placing the bill on the cal
endar. On demand of Senator Magill,
the roll was called on Denvir's motion
to recommit, resulting, ayes 12, nays
FOR LOWER PR1CB1
The Magill bill provides all text
books shall be sold at as low a price
in Illinois as in any other state in the
union; provides for county uniformity
and permits several counties to unite
for uniformity. Cities are permitted
to adopt textbooks independent of
By unanimous consent bills were in
troduced in the senate today as fol
By Hearin Correcting titl to the
Eighth regiment armory in Chicago.
To second reading.
By Canaday Requiring itemized
statements by county and township
treasurers. To second reading.
By Glackin Reviving the local im
provement act. Municipalities.
Bills were passed by the senate to
day as follows:
(Compton) Exempting pensions
(Beall) Prohibiting the party at
fault in divorce proceedings from re
marrying within one year.
House bills were reported in the sen
ate today and disposed cf as follows:
Campbell Making appropriation
to carry civil war veterans to Gettys-
LAGLER DIES AT
HOME IN FLORIDA
West Palm Beach, Fla., May 20.
Henry M. Flagler, aged S3, capitalist
and railroad magnate, died at his win
ter home here this morning after an
illness of several weeks. Flagler re
cently fell down a flight of steps at
his home and because of his advanced
age recovery had not been anticipat
He was born in Canandaigua, N. Y.,
in 1830. Little is known of his early-
life except that he was a clerk in a
country grocery in Orleans county.
Michigan, while in his 'teens. Later
he removed to Saginaw, Mich., where
he engaged in the manufacture of
salt. Becoming interested in the
possibilities of the petroleum industry,
he removed to Cleveland, Ohio, where
he organized a company of Rockefel
ler, Andrews & Flagler, ' engaging in
refining oil. The Standard Oil com
pany was the outgrowth of this ven
ture, and Flagler remained actively
connected with the management of
the great corporation since its incep
burg anniversary celebration. To sec
Scanlan Amending police pension
fund act. To municipalities.
F. W. Shepherd Appropriation for
Illinois Dairymen'6 association. Ap
Foster Appropriation for manufac
ture of hog serum. Appropriation.
Arthur Roe Appropriation for llh
nois Firemen's association. Appro
Butts ADDroprlatlnar 110.000 for
Chicago voting machine investigation
TRUST ON TRIAL
Boston, Mass., May 20. The trial
of the government to dissolve the
United Shoe Machinery company was
begun in the federal court today.
Eleven corporations and 23 individu
als are defendants. They are charged
with entering contracts, combinations
and conspiracies in restraint of trade
for the purpose of effecting a monopo
ly In the manufacture of shoe machin
ery. The machinery is leased and not
REDMOND, ILL. IS.
HIT HARD BY FIRE
Paris, 111., May 20. Fire originating
in the Brinkerhoff elevator destroyed
the entire west portion of the village
of Redmond, two miles we3t of here,
early today. The loss is $100,000.
Springfield, 111., May 20. In a live
ly meeting preceding the house ses
sion today, the house elections com
mittee adopted a report of the sub
committee in the Boardman-Hennebry
contest, seating Boardman, progres
sive, took favorable action on the
woman suffrage bill which passed the
senate, and postponed action on the
contest brought against Medill McCor
mick, progressive house leader.
The report of the subcommittee,
finding that Boardman, progressive,
was ejected over Hennebry, democrat,
who is the present holder of the se-.it,
was adopted by the full committee 15
to 8, after a motion by Burns to defer
action on the report of the subcom
mittee had been voted down.
MEN WHO THREATENED TO
HARM WILSON ON TRIAL
Newark, N. J., May 24 Seeley Dav
enport and Jacob Dunn, mountaineers,
were placed on trial today for sending
threatening letters through the mails
to Woodrow Wilson. Aside from
handwriting experts, the principal
witness for the government will be Jo
seph Tumulty, the president's secre
tary. The president will not be called.
Lord Wins British Net Title.
London, May 20. The amateur
court tennis championship was won
again yesterday by Lord Neville Steph
en Lytton, son of the first earl of
Lytton. He defeated E. M. Baerlein
at Queen's club, three games to two.
After Smut Songs..
Chicago, 111., May 20. Deputy Super
intendent of Police Funkhouser went
to work vigorously Today to enforce
the ordinance against suggestive
songs passed by the city council last
MAY BEAT POISON
Macon, Ga. May 20. The case of
Banker Walker, who Weanesaay swal
lowed seven grains of blchlcride of
mercury in a tablet, mistaking it for a
headache remedy, is puzzling phy-
sicians. Waiker is holding his own
and there are indications he may re-; the trip to Savanna by wagon, no rail
cover. He suffers no pain and Is j road car door being large enough to
BY KIRBY IN
Body Reviews History
of the Past Year.
REWARDS FOR OUTRAGE
Points to Reelection of Union
Officers Involved in Ovna
Detroit, Mich., May 20. Charging
that) organized labor has failed to
clear Itself of the "stains which vio
lence and lawlessness has cast upon
it," John Kirby, Jr., of Dayton, Ohio,
president of the National Association
of Manufacturers, in his annual report,, .
today dwelt at length on the present
industrial and legislative tendencies
and their effects upon manufacturers
and employers. He referred in detail
to the treatment of great corporations
and the railroads and the attitude of
manufacturers toward the tariff. In
part he said:
"Conspicuous in the momentous
events of recent years that have trans
pired in the field of American indus
try Is the tragedy at Los Angeles and
the drama at Indianapolis. As a re
ward to the principal accomplices in
this conspiracy, they have, one after
another through the power of the
invincible 'inner circle' of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, been reelect
ed to their respective offices. Point
to me a single labor leader or dele
gate who has arisen and indignantly
demanded that, such type of leader
ship ibe forever barred from the ad
ministration of union affairs.
"During recent years we witnessed
the prosecution and conviction of
many business men, under the Sher
man anti-trust law for seeking la
some way to protect business against
ruthless competition and the dominant
methods of the labor trust If they
violated the law, we have no com
plaint to offer for the penalties they
may be called upon to pay, but we do
protest against the free and unmolest
ed manner In which the labor trust
defiantly continues to violate the same
Kirby condemned senators and con
gressmen who supported the Clayton
anti-injunction and contempt bills,
which only escaped passage in the
senate by a hair's breadth.
Referring to the Industrial Workers
of the World as being supplemental to
the American Federation! oif Labor,
Kirby said: "Against these forces of,
evil, domestic and alien, we must
stand flint-like in our resolve that our
government 1b and must be a govern
ment, of law.'
IVSiniOt S LEGISLATION.
"If, eb the result of radical and ill
advised legislation, we suffer a busi
ness depression and loss of opportun
ity to labor," he concluded, "the after
math, like the recent floods, will plain
ly be visible and the remedy sharp
and decisive. But this Is not the case
wit.h respect to Insidious class legisla
tion which is creeping upon us. Ex
perience teaches once such legislation
is incorporated into law, lt is written
there to stay."
AN APPEAL TO WILSON.
The national association this after
noon unanimously adopted resolutions
urging President, Wilson to veto the
sundry civil appropriation bill which
passed rcngrcBs containing a provis
ion preventing the uee of public funds
for the prosecution of labor and agri
cultural organizations for violation of
the Sherman law.
CUBA BEGINS WITH
A NEW PRESIDENT
Havana, Way 20. With the Inaugur
ation today of General Mario G. Men
ocal as president in succession to
President Gomez, and Dr. Enrique
Varona as vice president, the Cuban
rf-public enters a new phase of Us ex
istence in a spirit of high hopes for
the preservation of peace and the es
tablishment of prosperity on the is
land. strong men pallbearers
at lyons, Iowa, funeral
Clinton, Iowa, May 20. Six of the
strongest members of the Clinton po
lice and fire departments, acted as
pall-bearers yesterday at the funeral
of Mrs. Theodore Fazen of Lyons, the
unfortunate woman who dJeM as re
sult of elephantiasis. Mrs. Frazeifs
weight was estimated at between 400
and 600 pounds, declared probably to
have been nearer the latter fig'ire at
the time of death. Burial took place
at Savanna, 111., A speck-.- casket was
secured and it was necessary to make