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A ROITS. home ediiionI
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 18G.
SATURDAY. MAY 24, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WHITE CHAMPION RECEIVES DEATH BLOW 1 THE RiB AT CALGARY
Daughter of German Em
peror Becomes Bride
of Prince Ernest
THREE RULERS GUESTS
Lanital Brilliant with uecora-i
tions Despite Rainy Day
Berlin, May 24. Princess Victoria
Luise of Prussia was married to
Prince Ernest August of Cumberland
with the rltea of the Lutheran church
at 6 o'clock this evening.
The ceremony, which took place In
the royal chapel of the imperial castle,
seals the reconciliation between the
dethroned houne of Hanover and the
lioutte of Hohenzollern.
The presence of three of the most
powerful ttovcrelgiiH of Europe the
Herman emperor, the Russian etnper-
and the British king emperors on
terms of Intimate friendship, made the
event a demonstration of International
The civil Bervice was performed
half un hour eurller In the great elec
tor's hall, u small room in the most
ancieut pan of the cattle. It was at
tended by only the immediate fami
lies of the bride and bridegroom.
Meantime the guests who were to
attend the religious services hud as
Humbled in the Octagonal cnupel at
the other end of the castle. The room
was rhhly decorated with flowers.
Among the guists were United
Slates Ambassador Lekhnian, wife and
daughter; Secretary Grew of the
American embassy and wife; Captain
UMtri Vxibt.k, -American naval at
tache; Miss Yvette liorup of New
York, who Was a schoolmate of the
bride at Empress Augusta institute,
and a dozen excited scnool girls w hom
ta young princess insisted on inviting
at the last moment In return for a
personally embroidered present.
A choir of m'n and boys was sta
tioned in the high gallery encircling
tbn chapel, just below the dome, w here
hymns were sung unaccompanied by
mi i l a i. c ot n.i: i kauh.
At the conclusion of the civil cere
mony the bridal procession proceeded
the whole length of the castle through
the long series of state apartments
to the royal chapel. It was led by
the bridal couple, the princess' train
being borne by four girl friends.
Prince Ernest August was dressed in
a Hussar uniform.
After them came Emperor William,
with the duchess of Cumberland. They
were followed in order by the Uuke
of Cumberland, wT.h the German em
press; Emperor Nicholas of Russia,
with Queen Mary of England; King
George of England, with Crown Prin
cess Cccelie; Emperor William's sons,
with consorts, and 60 or more princes
and princesses of royal blood. Dr. Er
nest Dryander, grand chaplain of the
court, who had baptized Princess Vic
toria Lulse and prepared her for con
fiimatlon, performed the ceremony, tne
simple Lutheran rite. Then he deliv
ered the customary address of advice
ant admonition to the newly married
IKK HOY AI. SAI.lliO.
As the rings were exchanged be
fore the altar a battery of artiiery
stationed outside the castle fired the
rcyal salute Then the prince and
princess, with Emperor William and
Empress Augusta Victoria and the
duke and duchess of Cumberland, re
turned to the white hall of the castle,
where they received congratulations
of the giets while seated beneath a
canopy at small tables. The guests
filed past them, making profound bows
UtttTHKK l MM.UAOAVr.
The wedding day of Princess Vic
toria Luise, the only daughter of the
German emperor, and Prince Ernest,
opened unpleasantly. A dark overcast
and penetrating drizzle made the move
ment along the streets disagreeable.
From an early hour the streets were
alive with people. Profited by um
brellas and raincoats, they watched
tlys constant passing of brilliantly unl
foimed attendants on the many royal
personages here for the ceremony.
Every house was hung with bunting
and at most windows were bunches
of evergreens. Bright colored flowers
graced porches and balconies. The
many palaces and public offices had
ho'sted their largest flags and when
later in the morning the wind strength
eced in Intensity and the downpour
abated, these flew gaily in the breeze.
Th sky, however, remained gloomy
and the clouds threatened each mo
Kent to break again. Every school
child of the capital and teachers pa
raded the street or took up positions
f . : I
I , : - ,
PREPARING THE GRADUATING ESSAY
INDIANS TO HEAR
Washington. D. C, May 24. Presi
dent Wilson sat in his study today and
sent a. message by jihensgxaph- tothe
American Indians. It will be trans
lated into the various tribal dialects
and taken on Its 22,00;) mile tour of
Indian reservations in the country by
Dr. Jcseph Dixon, of Philadelphia, of
ti'e Rodman-Wanamaker expedition.
It Is planned to let every Indian
tribe hear the "while father's mes
sage. Secretary Lane and Acting
Commissioner Abbot also made rec-1
ords. Quoting from Jefferson, the!
president said: "I rejoice to foresee
the day when the red men will be
come truly one people with us, enjoy
ing all the rights and privileges we do
and living in peace and plenty."
a, advantageous points waiting to see
the various royal processions.
COW OK MI.l:K BHOCAUE.
The wedding functions themselves
began rather late In the afternoon with
the robing of the young bride, at
which the mother, the German em
The bride wore a wonderfully work
el gown of silver brocade, with a court
train of the same material embroid
oded with myrtle and orange flow er de
sign, lined with ermine.
The bride's veil. like her entire
toilette, was of German manufacture.
It was composed of a two-yard rength
of lace, on which 80 Silesian girls had
worked day and night for six weeks.
The last act in robing the bride was
performed by the empress when stie
placed on her daughter's head the his
toric crown worn by the Prussian prin
cesses at their weddings.
Before she was robed for the cere
mony. Princess Luise took a short
drive in Berlin and was cheered vo
ciferously by immense crowds assem
bled in the vicinity of the palace.
London. May 24 Severe fighting
was resumed between Greek and Bul
garian troops in the vicinity of Salon
ika. Infantry and artillery of both forces
are hotly engaged near that city, ac
cording to dispatches from Athens.
The dispatches refer to the situation
as having .become "extremely grave."
When the last message was sent.
King Constantine of Greece, who had
Just arrived at Salonika with the gen
eral staff of the Greek army, was en
deavoring to arrange a neutral zona
between the two armies.
Salonikl, May 24 The losses of
tne Greek trcops during the fighting
against the Bulgarian- wrr? g'vea is-
oay as one captain tuuea ana ;3j men
killed or wounded. Hostilities have
been suspended. Mutiny broke oi.t
among the Bulgarian trcops at Serras,
the men demanding to be disbanded.
When the commanding officer found
he was unable to qu?U the disturb
ance he committed suicide.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair tonight and Sunday.
Highest temperature yesterday, 66;
lowest last night, 51, at 7 a. m.,f6.
Wind velocity, 7 miles. "
Relative humidity at 7 p. tn., 57, at
7 a. m., 70.
Stage of r-ater, 7.4 feet, a rise of .2
J. M. SHERLER, Local Forecaster.
Evening star: Sntiirn. Morning stars:
Venus. Jupiter. Mercory. Mars. The
bright star seen in the evening due
southwest from zenith and midway
between that point and the horizon. Is
Regulus. the handle of the Sickle form
ed by Leo
ANNUAL TRY AT SUICIDE
Farmer's Boy for Third Time Proposes
to School Teacher.
Chicago, 111., May 24. Elmer Aage
son of Elwccd, 111., son of a wealthy
farmer, yesterday made his annual
spring attempt at suicide. As on the
previous two occasions the effort to
take his own Mfe was preceded by a
proposal of marrlge to Miss Martha
Jones, a school teacher. As before,
his endeavors were not crowncu by
Aageson, who is 20 years old, began
trying to kill himself in the spring of
1911. He had been to a dance, and in
an Intermission offered Miss Jones his
heart and hand. She showed such
languid interest that Aageson went
right out and hanged himself- td a
tree. Some of the dancers found him
in that uncomfortable position and cut
In the spring of 1912 Aageson again
proposed to Miss Jones. The young
woman spurned him so emphatically
he pulled a pistol out of ms pocket
and shot himself. The wound, how
ever, proved superficial.
Aageson yesterday dressed himself
In his best and went to the school
house where Miss Jones was teaching.
She greeted him coldly. He started to
propose and she w alked away. Aage
son took a bottle of poison from his
pocket and swallowed its contents.
Miss Jones summoned help and the
young man was taken home, where it
was said last night he would recover.
"Better luck next time," was th?
message he sent out to a reporter.
17 BABIESIN 12 YEARS
Five Sets of Twins, Woman Tells
Court, Caused Husband to Leave.
Aurora, 111., May 24. Mrs. Rollo
Lincoln startled Judge S'usser in the
circuit court yesterday. The Judge
asked her how long she had been mar
ried. She said twelve years.
I "How trr.
rai'.iiren?" asked the
"Seventeen." she replied. 1
The judge mepped his brow. Mrs. I
Lincoln explained there were five sets I
of twins. That's why her husband de-l
serted her. - !
j Mrs. LJacotn, who jooks to be not
i over 20. sued Rollo Lincoln for divorce
J and go: her decree
i ... . i
IN WILL COUNTY
Springfield, 111., May 24. The re
count of the vote in Will county was
jgractlcally . cgmpeted at noon today
by the subcommittee ol.the-JiouBe elecr
tlona committee appointed t$ hear the
Boardman-Hennebry case. lit appears
Boardman will gain probably ten or a
dozen votes in Will county by the re
count, increasing his plurality of 133
In Dupage county, where the votes
were recounted a week ago. The
house refused to receive the report of
the elections committee seating Board
man in the Dupage county recount,
and seDt the contest back to the com
mittee with instructions to recount
Will county's vote.
THROW ASHES OF
MAN 34 STORIES
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 24. Cast
from the top of a 34 story building
which he had he'.ped erect, the ashes
of Jacob Gross, a laborer, were thrown
to the winds today in compliance with
the dying man's order. The ashe3
settled upon the shoulders of passers
by, who brushed them off and com
plained cf the inadequacy of the street
Death was caused by tuberculosis.
His attorney complied with the re
quest and distributed a dollar each to
six relatives, that being all of the
DUNNE ASKS FLAG
Springfield, 111., May 24. Governor
Dunne today issued a proclamation
designating June 14 as flag' day 'and
urging citizens to observe the day in
the state in a befitting manner. He
also issued a proclamation naming
May 29 as Perry day and requesting
that it be observed with proper exer
cises to commemorate Commodore
Perry's victory of Put-in-bay in Sep
tember, 1813. The 100th anniversary
of the victory of Perry will be cele
brated at Put-in-bay in . September,
New York. May 24. Weekly bank
statement: Banks hold $27,000,000 re
serve in excess of legal requirements.
Loans increased $3,647,000. and net
deposits increased $5,000,000.
LOStWLTH A SHIP
London, Mar 24. The
vada, with 200 pasiengers on
today struck a mine in the Gulf cf
Smyrna and tank.' according to a dis-
patch from Constantinople. I; was
jownd by the Haaji Daout company
and ran In the easteia Mediterranean.
HILLES IN NO
Holds Question of Chang
ing Representation is
Legal One. '
IS AWAITING ADVICE
In Meantime Bull Moosers Urge
Plans as Perfected at Chi
Washington, D. C, May 24. After
several hours' discussion the execu
tive committee of the republican na
tional committee tentatively agreed to
call a meeting of the national commit
tee in 63 days after the adjournment
of the extra session of congress, to
determine whether a national conven
tion shall be called to consider changes
in the basis of representation. The
session today of the executive commit
tee was devoted almost entirely to a
discussion of the need for a national
convention. Committeeman Warren of
Michigan made a motion to call a
meeting and practically every member
joined in the debate that followed.
There were expressions of disapprov
al, but only on questions of detail.
Washineton, D. C, May 24. Mem
bers of the national republican execu
tlve committee assembled today to
take stock of the party since the No
vember defeat, look over the field for
the future and determine whether the
national committee should be called,
to consider the advisability of holding
a special national convention.
Chairman Hilles of the national
committee said before the meeting be
gan that the questions presented
would be referred to the national
committee. He was undecided as to
the right of the national committee
to change the basis of representaion
In national conventions, and dec'.ared
it was a legal matter upon which he
had secured no advice.
Senator Jones, holding a proxy for
National Committeeman Perkins, of
Washington, sat with the executive
committee and presented the ideas of
Senator Cummins and the progress
ives seeking an early national conven
tion. Many .prominent republicans, in
cluding former Speaker Cannon and
former Representative McKinley of
Illinois, lingered about the room.
OT FOB LXIT RULKl
The question of choosing delegates
by 6tate primaries was not discussed
at great length. Hilles and some oth
ers contended the congressional dis
trict should be allowed, to choose its
own delegates any way it saw fit, not
withstanding provisions for a state
"The party has insisted upon the
right of congressional distrtcts to se
lect their own delegates and a revers
al of that policy would foist the unit
rule upon us," said Hilles.
HEAR FROM CONCILIATOR.
A letter from the conciliation com
mittee, signed by Senators Cummins,
Jones and Crawford, and Representa
tives Cramton and Rogers, Joined in
by Representative Anderson and for
mer Governor Hadley of Missouri, set
forth the report of the progressive re
publican conference at Chicago and
asks for a "meeting of the republican
national committee in the near future
to act upon a suggestion made by a
great many republicans that there be
held during the present year a repub
lican national convention."
As reasons for the request the com
mittee says: "We believe an over
whelming majority of the republican
party have reached the conclusion
that the basis of representation in
national conventions is not only un
juEt but contrary to the fundamental
principles of representative govern
ment. Assuming the will of the ma
jority in any organization ought to
prevaii, T must be real, no', a fic
"We desire the restoration of the
republican party to full strength and
power. Its principles are sound, wise
and patriotic and the body of the
party will apply these conditions to
conditions of modern times In an en
lightened unselfish way, if they have
a fair opportunity to do so.
TO AVOID ISH.IPPV CONTESTS.
"T.'e believe it rrore logical that the
icpublica.:i ccmm!ttcc:c3 should as-
sume office prior rather than zV.cr or
j rubsequent to future regular repu-
"Wc believe soma metheds shou'd
b3 devised and put into effect before
'he nevt renti er convention wrereb7
unliapp contests which marked the
seatiasr cf delegates in past conven-
A FALL; HI ANY
Long Beach, Cal., May 24. Scores
of persons were injured and a number
probably killed just before noon today
when a platform in front of the audi
torium on the municipal pier collapsed
as a parade in celebration of "British
empire day'' was entering the build
ing. Mayor Hatch was with Grand Mar
shal Restall in the van of the parade,
and is believed among the mass of hu
Bianit,y that dropped through the plat
form to the sand pier beneath. There
was great excitement and a panicky
rush among the thousands on the pier.
turns be reduced to a minimum and
settled without heat of partisanship."
TO OPEN' HEADQt ABTERS.
'Practically the unanimous sentiment
developed in favor of holding the con
vention next, year. The executive com
mittee probably will recommend that
to the national committee. The poll
cy of cooperation between the repub
lican national committee and congres
sional committ.ee was agreed upon and
campaign headquarters are soon to be
opened here. This follows the plan
adopted by the democrats.
SAY HIS DOCTORS
Toklo, May 24. The condition of
Emperor Yoshihito continued to inv
prove today. Physicians declare them
selves confident he will recover from
the attack of pneumonia. He is cheer
ful, takes nourishment regularly, and
his heart action is strong.
Count Chiakl Watanabe, imperial
master of ceremonies, today read to
the emperor President Wilson's mes
sage of sympathy, which was also
prominently displayed in newspapers.
At 4 o'clock a bulletin read: "Con
dition improved; temperature, 102.74
degrees fahrenheit; pulse, 85; respira
AGED RECLUSE IS BURNED
TO A CRISP IN HIS HOME
Cambridge, III., May Zi. Olof Pe
terson, aged 90 years old and a re
cluse, was burned to death in his
home, two and a half miles out of this
city, Thursday night. All that remain
ed of the man was his charred bones
and these were recovered from ttie
ruins of the house in which he lived.
Mr. Peterson is thought here ' to
ahve been wealthy and the belief is
that his worldly possessions were all
converted into money and that the
money was secreted in the ho'ise that
was destroyed. The aged man's habit
had been to keep a lamp burning
nightly in his hone and it is presum
ed that the fire was started from this
lamp, Mr. Peterson being overcome
before he could escape.
Mercury Victim May Live.
Sioux City, Iowa, May 24. Attend
ing physicians believe that Robert
Palmer, cattle salesman and former
footba'.l star in Iowa, who took bi
chloride of mercury with suicidal in
tent, will live. Indications for recov
ery are favorable.
Jannus on Another Trip.
Paducah, Ky., May 24. Anthony
Jannus left In a hydro-aeroplane at 9
this morning for St. Louis. He is ac
companied by a machinist. He will
fellow the Ohio river to Cairo thence
the Mississippi to St. Louis.
x White Slaver Gets Five Years.
Des Moines, May 24. Judge Smith
McPherson sentenced Herbert Robin
son to five years in the penitentiary
for violation of the Mann white slave
act. Robinson was convicted of bring
ing his own wife to Iowa for Immoral
Auto Hit Car; One Dead.
Chicago, 111., May 24. Henry Wag
ner, aged 24, was killed, and Albert
Fritz, 42, and William Cortes, 2G, were
seriously injured today when an auto
mobile they were riding in struck a
trolley car on the north tide of ths
SAY LAW CANNOT
WsBhinftrn T" C Vfv 01 In a
brief filed innhe supreme court by the
United States Telephone company re
questing the court to review a de
cision of the federal court of Ohio
that the company's contracts with 300
local exchanges in Ohio, Indiana and
Illinois are a violation of the Sherman
law, the company argues telephone
companies cannot violate the Sher
man law like manufacturers or pro
ducers of articles who may control
prHes by Increasing or decreasing the
supply. It tr.kes the position the sup
ply tf te'.ephone conversation is un
limited and cannot be restrained.
FROM ft BLOW
White Champion is Killed
in Fight With Arthur
ENDS IN FIRST ROUND
Challenger Knocks Out Oppo
nent and He Expires Shortly
KICiHTKRS I XDER TAPE. ,
205 lbs. Weight 205 lbs.
73'2 In......... Height 74 In.
75 in Reach 77'a In.
17V 2 I" Neck 18 ,n-
42'2 in... Chest, expanded. . .44' in.
39 In Chest, contracted. .39'2 In.
4012 in Chest, normal 41 In.
36'2 In Waist 32?4 In.
14 in.. Forearm 12'zi In.
15"4 in Biceps 14 In,
26 in Thigh 23!2 In,
16 in talf 15H In.
771 in Wrist 74 In.
gi2 In Ankle 9 In.
Calgary, Alta, May 24.
Arthur Pelkey knocked out Lu
ther McCarty, white heavy
weight champion, in the first
round with a blow above tne
heart. McCarty died . from the
An immense crowd had gath-.
ered to witness the fight, in
which McCarty was the favor
It was the largest crowd that
had ever been brought together
for a fight in Canada.
Ed Smith of Chicago was the
When the contenders finished
training last night both were
pronounced in excellent physical
condition and fit for a strenuous
LIVES 35 MINUTES.
The blow which came stiffly
from Pelkey and struck the
champion just below the heart
sent him reeling. McCarty fell
heavily to the floor. He was
counted out by Referee Smith.
When he failed to stand on his
feet an examination was made
and the champion was carried
dying from the ring.
The spectators numbered
more than 7,000 and had set
tled in their seats in anticipation
of witnessing a hard gruelling
McCarty died 35 minutes af
ter being struck.
The fight was scheduled to go
NFGR0 CONFESSES THAT
HE WROTE NOTE TO GIRL
Atlanta, lin.. May 24. James Con
nelly, one of the negroes held in con
nection with the murder of 14 year-old
Mary Phagan, today was alleged to
have admitted he wrote notes found
beside the body of the dead girl, for
Leo Frank, also a prisoner in the case.
According to the alleged statement
Connelly wrote the notes at 1 o'clocli.
on the afternoon the girl disappeared.
Leo Frank, who was superintendent
cf a factory where the body of the
Phagan girl was found,, was today In
dicted by the grand jury for the mup
der of the girl. - '
Called In Vice Probe.
Chicago, III., May 24. Subpoenas
were issued today for J. Ogden Ar
mour, Ira Morris, Edward Tilden and
G. F. Sulzberger, packers, by investi
gators of the senatorial vice commis-
T SW,fl' 1U
' j be called to testify Monday.
Boy Slayer Called Sane.
Aurora, I I., May 24. Herman Cop
pes, the 14 ye'r old Piano boy, who
confessed the' slaying of Mrs. Mannie
Sleep and her two children, is not in
sane, according to a reported finding
by Supt. Ilinton of the Eight asylum.
New York, May 24. Jerome ft
Travers retained the metropolltas
amateur golf championship title thip
afternoon, defeating August Kamnief
of Foxtails, 8 up 7 to play.