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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
SIXY-SECOXD YEAR. NO. 189.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1913. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IS PUT AHEAD
Discussion Brings Out
Bitter Attack by Sen
ator Clark. 1
CALLS IT A BUNK GAME
Claims to Have Voted for the
Bill Twice With "His
6prlngfield, 111.. May 28. Members
of the senate spent over an honr this
morning wrangling over the Cook
county civil service bill, which came
up as a special order on second read
ing. The measure was senate bill
182 (MagUl) reenactlng the law de
clared unconstitutional by the Illinois
supreme court because of technical
defects in its passage. Discussion of
th measure called forth a scathing
denunciation from Senator Clark of
the civil sen-ice as it 1 '1 ministered.
Ho ridiculed the ac; of advo
cates of civil service jiink" and
condemned organization urging alleg
ed reforms. In reply to a question
from Magill, Clark declared be voted
for the Cook county bill two years
"with bis fingers crossed."
Magill offered several amendments
which were, recommended by the sen
ate civil service committee. The first
of these provided that every one hold
ing civil service positions, when this
bill is passed, shall become civil ser
vice employes. Ettelson opposed the
amendment and favored the bill In Its
original form, which was designed to
protect employes in the department
at the time the supreme court held
the law unconstitutional.
It was In oppoKlng the committee
amendment that Clark denounced ad
vocates of civil service. Waage fav
sred the committee amendment, de
claring it to be purely a political
Jones opposed the commute amend-
ment because he thought the men In
minor positions should be protected.
Senator Juul also opposed the com
mittee amendment. The- roll then
was called on the adoption of the com
mittee amendment. The republicans
and progressives lined up solidly
against the amendment, and It was
voted down, 22 to 25.
Three other amendments, throwing
minor safeguards around the act,
were adopted by unanimous vote. The
bill then was advanced to third read
ing. SS.1H.006 FOR XEW lA FX.
Senator O'Connor, chairman of the
senate appropriations committee, in
troduced a committee bill this morn
ing appropriating $339,000 for aid in
rebuilding the levee along the Ohio
river at Cairo, Mound City and Shaw
neetown. The bill was advanced to
second reading. The committee bill
Is offered as a substitute for bills call
ing for separate appropriations for
flood otricken cities. Under Its pro
visions, the money Is to be expended
by the livers and lakes commission In
connection with the federal authori
ties. nil. I. A ISSE1 BY SEVlTtl
Senate biU were passed b the sen
ate this motilng as follows:
Campbell Appropriating $30,000 to
pay the expenses of Illinois veterans
of the Civil war to attend the Getty- -burg
Barr Appropriating $20,000 a year
for the expenses of the state water
survey and $2.f00 a year for salaries.
liearn Appropriating $10,000 for
the -"nses of the commission creat
ed to - ange for the celebration of
the ate centennial.
The senate also passed Representa
tive Butts' bill appropriating $10,000
to cover the expenses of the commis
sion named to Investigate the Chicago
voting machine scandal.
TICK BILL AMEMJKn.
Good roads discussion was the prin
cipal topic in the house today. Tice
called upon second reading house bill
843. reported from the good roads
committee, and presented an amend
ment agreed upon after the commit
tee had voted on the bill. The first
Tice amendment restored to town
ships of the state the three highway
commissioners. Under the original
Tice bill only one highway commis
sioner was provided for. Under the
amendment three commissioners are
retained and the township Is given
the right to have an election on the
question of reducing the number to
The amendment was presented in
recognition of opposition to the bill
on the part of many of the country
members, who did not want to see the
three highway commissioner system
dropped. The amendment was adopt
ed. TO VALIDATE MIBBIIGEJ.
The house Judiciary committee re
ported favorably today Representative
Frank J. Suit's bill validating all mar
riages contracted by divorced persons
within one year from the time dlvorc
The law prohlbitlcg marriage of
FINES FOR BRAKE
Rochester, N. Y., May 2S. Fines
aggregating $81,500 were imposed last
night in the United States district
court by Judge John R. Hazel of Buf
falo, in the cases of six corporations
and 11 individual defendants in the
government's action against the so
called "coaster brake trust" for vio
lation of the Sherman law. In the
afternoon six corporations and eight
individuals pleaded guilty to charges
of conspiring to T-"'ri r"t uf lj
lattempting to monopolize domestic
and foreign trade.
Four defendants pleaded nolle con
tendre. Three of the four were among
the 11 defendants fined. Six addi
tional cases were discontinued by
The corporations and the fines are:
New Departure Manufacturing com
pany, Bristol, Conn., $10,000.
Corbin Screw corporation, New
Britain, Conn., $10,000.
Eclipse Machine company, Elmira,
N. Y.. $10,000.
Miami Cycle and Manufacturing
company, MIddletown, Ohio, $10,000.
Buffalo Metal Goods company, Buf
falo. N. Y., $2,000.
Aurora Automatic Machinery com
pany, Chicago, $2,000.
divorced persons within one year after
the granting of divorce was passed in
1905. From that time until 1912 con
siderable confusion resulted over the
question whether marriages outside
the state within a year were valid. Re
cently the supreme court held such
marriages null and void. In effect, the
Snlt bill legitimates such marriages
and protects children and their moth
ers in their rights of inheritance.
KAR KM) OF SKSSIO'V.
The first official suggestion of sine
die adjournment of the general assem
bly came this morning in the senate
wlien Jones offered a joint resolution
prtviding that when the two houses
adjourn Wednesday. June 18, they
stand adjourned until Saturdaj-, June
28, at which time no business shall
b-s taken up except messages from the
governor, and that on that date the
assembly adjourn sine die: also that
when the houses adjourn on June 18
that all measures remaining- on cal
endar be tabled. Under the senate
rules the resolution lies over until to
morrow. Poisons Family; Hangs Self.
Fend du Lac, Wis., May 28. Her
man Miller, 51 years old, of West
Bend, attempted the murder of the
members of his family by putting
arsenic in ther coffee. Thn he wen
to a nearby building and hanged him
self. Mrs. Miller, a daughter, l-en
aged 23 and a son. Edward, aged 1'.
who drank the poisoned coffee wer
aved from dath :S;er physician
had worked over them all night.
AGED WIFE DIES;
YOUTH IS MISSING
Joliet, III, May 2S. Louis Schauers.
a young man who married Mrs. Mary
Collins, a -70-year-old woman, whose
tudden death In Aurora is being inves
tigated by the authorities, disappeared
immediately after her funeral yester
day at Morris. 111. Relatives of the
woman promise legal action to protect
their interests in a large estate. A
Chlcago chemist is examining the vital
J organs of the woman.
THE PACEMAKER'S BUSY SEASON
THE WEATHER II
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Unsettled but generally fair and
continued warm weather tonight;
Thursday moderate temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 67. Highest
yesterday 75, lowest last night, 62.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 7 miles
Precipitation none. 4
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 65, at
7 a. m., 63.
Stage of water 7.12, a rise of .6 In
last 24 hours.
- - X ilr SiERIERjL3 caster.
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Evening star: Saturn. Morning Btars:
Venus. Jupiter, Mercury. Mars. The
Pole star in constellation Ursa Minor
(Little Bear) marks the exact direction
Chicago, III., May 28. Eleven fire
men were overcome early today in
attempting to rescue a large number
of horses from the stables of the W.
A. Wieboldt company, which was prac
tically destroyed. Forty-one horses
burned to death. Only five escaped.
RIVER WORK PLAN
Washington, D. C, May 28. Sena
tor Lewis has urged upon Secretary of
War Garrison the appointment of
State Senators Hugh S. Magill, repub
lican, and Walter Clyde Jones,' pro
gr ssive, as members of the govern
ment commission in charge of the
work on the Mississippi river near
Rock Island. Mr. Garrison is not in
clined to favor Senator Lewis' selec
tions, as he desires to have as civilian
members of the commission high-class
engineers to work with the army en
gineers on the commission.
Senator Sherman refrains from giv
ing any expression upon the recom
mendations of Mr. Lewis.
KILLED IN STRIKE
Terre Haute, Ind, May 28. Emile
Ehrmann, a wealthy manufacturer,
last night shot and killed Edward
Wade, a teamster, when the latter
went to the assistance of a girl strik
er enrmann is said to have attacked
Ehrmann was arrested on a charg'
of first degree murder, and F. A. Rock
ert. manager of an overall company.
it which Ehrmann Is president, alsc
is held in connection with the shoot-4
Girl strikers at Earmann's plant
have had pickets on duty there for
four months, and last night it is charg
ed that Ehrmann, becoming angry at
the persistence of Miss Cora Hill,
slapped the girl. Wade went to her
assistance and was killed.
Royal Arcanum Meets.
Quebec, May 28. Tile supreme coun-
,'cil of the Royal Arcanum is in session
PLAN TO SHOW UP
Washington, D. C, May 28. Pursu
ant to the resolutions introduced in
the senate by Senator A. B. Cummins
of Iowa and in the house by Represen
tative Clyde H. Tavenner, there is
likely to be a searching investigation
of the insidious lobby that President
Wilson charges is working to defeat
the tariff measures in the senate.
Representative Tavenner's resolu-
nod is a stringentvne. It prtfcrldes
that the committee shall inquire par
ticularly into the sources whence the
lobby is supplied with; 'unds; the
amount of funds contributed to it;
where and -how these finds are ex
pended; for what ultirata and Imme
diate purpose; and shall inquire gen
erally as to the metls by which
any lobby seeks to influence legisla
tion before congress.
Mr. Tavenner expects to confer
with Representative Henry of Texas,
chairman of the rules committee, to
morrow. The resolution was referred
to Mr. Henry's committee.
In speaking of his resolution, Repre
sentative Tavenner said that If the
lobbyists are to be believed the peo
ple back home have changed' their
minds considerably since last fall. For
his part, he is of the opinion that they
are not to be believed and that the
great majority of members will ignore
them, though they should be restrain
ed in the Interests of those upon w hom
they bring the greatest influence to
Such an investigation, however,
would disclose to the general public
better than tariff reports, hearings, or
anything else, just what concerns are
most interested in maintaining prohib
Springfield. 111.. May 28. The first
act. of the senate this morning was to
pass Governor Dunne's administra-
ticn measure consolidating the s'ate
game and fish departments and fixing
regulations for hunting and fishing
The bill passed 37 to 1. Senator Beall
voted against the measure. The bill
came up as a special order sad was
put on passage without discussion or
! explanation. Landee vo'ed for the
Memphis. Tenn., May 28. Leo Deu
c, postmaster at Memphis the last 12
.ars. was indicted today by a federal
rand jury on a charge of soliciting
ampaign funds in 1312.
Suicides In Rain Barrel.
Cedar Lake, Iowa, May 2S. Mrs.
ohn Phillips committed suicide by
Irowning herself in a rain barrel last
IN 500-FOOT FALL
Hanover, Germany, May '.
Horn, a German aviator, was
this morning by a fall of 500 feet while
making an overland flight in his
monoplane. The machine was shat -
John Callan O'Laughlin
Backs Up Testimony
TOGETHER MANY YEARS
Correspondent Recounts Trav
els With Colonel and Tells
of Foreign Banquets.
Marquette, May 28. Introduction of
further testimony to show the ab
stenious habits of the plaintiff was re
sumed today in 'the libel suit of Theo
dore Roosevelt against Publisher
Newett. Roosevelt occupied his ac
customed inconspicuous Beat wun a
row of spectators inside the railing.
Newett came into court with his coun
sel. He is a very sick man, but his
ruddy countenance hid this from all
but those who know him well. He sat
John Ca'.lan O'Laughlin, Washing
ton correspondent, was the first wit
ness. Although Roosevelt, on return
ing to Europe from his -African hunt,
was obliged to attend banquets ten
tered by monarchs, he never indulged
in champagne to an immoderate de
gree, was the testimony of O'Laugh
lin, who has been associated with
Roosevelt 20 years. He met the col
onel on the Nile after the African
hunt and accompanied him as far as
Paris as secretary to the former
president. He also accompanied
Roosevelt on various campign trips in
"During the 20 years' experience
with Roosevelt have you seen him in
the slightest degree under the influ
ence of liquor?"
KEVEOl ODER IXFLLENCE.
"I never saw him under the inflv
ence of liquor, and it seems silly to
me toetj-any-one- suggest he.eyer
was" rep'Jed O'Laughlin emphatic-
"At banquets did you ever see him
drink any liquor?"
He sometimes took a glass of white
wine. I never saw him drink more
than one glass of champagne."
O'Laughlin described various din
ners, official and otherwise, given in
Washington, including dinners of the
Gridiron club. Asked if Roosevelt
mixed his drinks at all, or not,
O'Laughlin repli1: "If he took
champagne he never took anything
On cross-examination O'Laughlin
was asked by Attorney Belden if in
1912 and for tome time prior there was
not a general report among news
paper men that Roosevelt drank to
O'Laughlin, shaking his finger at l-e
lawyer, replied: "There Is not a rep
utable correspondent in Washington
but who thought the report silly."
Counsel for both sides were on their
feet in regard to this reply, and the
Jury was excluded. Attorney Pound
said the answer was "embarrassing,"
and Belden explained be proposed to
6how what other newspapers had .to
say tn the subject.
The answer was stricken out by the
court. Lawyers suggested that in the
absence of the jury that the legal
question of the admissibility of testi
mony touching on general reports that,
Roosevelt uses liquor to excess, be set
CHARGE SOT CONTRADICTED.
Belden said it was the intention of
the defense to question future witness
es in an attempt to show the position
of the defense. "But there was in ex
istence a general report amounting to
general reputation that Roosevelt does
use liquors and sometimes to excess;
that the reports were published in
newspapers, and that this charge nev
er has been contradicted by him."
Belden maintained such testimony
was required to show good faith and
the absence of malice in the publica
tion of the defendant's editorial. It
could not be, In the presence of wide
spread comment by the public and in
important newspapers, stated the law
yer, that Roosevelt had been greatly
damaged' by repetition of charges of
intoxication, even remotely.
"We propose to show such charges
as made by the Iron Ore were by no
means confined to this region.- The
plaintiff during 1912 was the most
talkd of man in the United States,
end we expect to introduce testimony
to show adverse comments on his hab
its were made in many other parts of
the country. This point bears strong
ly in showing the absence of malice
on the part of the defendant."
"In the declaration to this suit the
plaintlff not only included the ques
tion of his use or non-use of liquors,
but also that of his general reputa
tion," said Belden.
XOT AFTER THE MOSEY.
! i ae court asicea ueiaen wnetner me
defense would combat the position of
; the plaintiff that malice in the publi -
, cation of the article was the basis for
1 namtret. tsiae aJtiwerea prooi oi
Calgary, May 28. Representatives
of the crown today are gathering a
mass of evidence to be presented
when Arthur Pelkey and "Tommy"
Burns are called to trial on a charge
of manslaughter in connection with
the death of Luther McCarty, heavy
weight pugilist. McCarney, manager
of McCarty, and Referee Ed Smith
are out on $500 bail each and ordered
to appear as witnesses when the cases
are tried. McCarney and Smith are
accompanying McCarty's body to the
home of his parents in Piqua, Ohio.
Burns has filed suit for criminal libel
against a minister of this city who is
alleged to have denounced the pro
moters of the fight as "murderers
who should be deported." He said he
would file suit against other ministers
who are alleged to have attacked him
In like manner in sermons Sunday.
Chicago, 111., May 28. Luther Mc
Carty left an estate valued at $30,000.
according to an estimate of Attorney I
T j-VT-fi' 1 s. Pa.irn XT Tt t 1 V. -
Love.l of Fargo, N. D., who is here
In the interest of the fighter's widow.
The lawyer believes McCarty earned
$100,000 from fights and stage ap
pearances In the last 18 months. He
understands McCarney, manager of
McCarty, received one-third of the
McCarty spent considerable In
traveling and living easy; I don't
think much more than $30,000 is left,"
said the lawyer.
malice undoubtedly would increase the
basis for damages and the defense
would combat the attitude of the plain
tiff. Attorney Pound rose and said:
"First I wanted to sue for $50,000, but
Roosevelt insisted the amount should
ba nominal. He did not want to be
vindictive, but wanted merely dam
ages for a falsehood."
It was stated by Belden that pecun
iary damages in this case under the
law might be in any sum from cents
to $60,000, regardless of the amount
asked in the suit. Whether the al
leged libel was true or not, Belden
argued, the defendant 'believed the ar
ticle to be true and did not publish it
out of malice.
Attorney Van Benshoten, for Roose
velt, said he would not oppose the at
titude of the defense that the admis
sion of so-called evidence bearing up
on the colonel's reputation as to
liquor was merely to mitigate the dam
ages. Various libel suit decisions were
cited -by -Pound to show the present
case wsb not unprecedented, after
which the court adjourned until 2.
Crowds greater than any since the
trial of the suit began surrounded the
court house this afternoon and clam
ored for admittance. When court con
vened at 2 o'clock attorneys continued
their arguments over legal questions.
. ASK ARREST OP WITXESS.
A Chicago attorney wired authori
ties in this eity last night and asked
the arrest of James Martin Miller, one
of the 40 persons who signed deposi
tions for Defendant Newett in the
Roosevelt libel suit, if Miller should
appear in Marquette. The telegram
said Miller was wanted in New York
on a charge of grand larceny, and was
signed J. P. Reynolds. Attorney An
drews for the defense said Miller could
not be brought here as a witness, as
he was beyond the jurisdiction of
Judge Flannlgan's court.
New York, .May 28. Assistant Attor
ney Reynolds today confirmed the re
port he had asked for the arrest of J.
Martin Miller, formerly counsel at AIx
les Chapelle, if he appeared in Mar
quette as a witness in the Roosevelt
libel suit. Miller in under indictment
for grand larceny.
MINT BED IS NOW
Washington, D. C, May 28. The
White house mint patch referred to by
Colonel Roosevelt in his Marquette
suit, which is now being used by Presi
dent Wilson for garnishing spring
lamb, premises to become as much an
object of interest to capitol visitors
as the Washington monument. Al
ready tourists are asking White house
police to point out the bed that gave
fragrant leaves for Roosevelt's oc
Morse Comes Back.
New York, May 28. Charles W.
Morse today was elected president of
the Hudson Navigation company, own
ers of the steamers operating on the
Hudson river. Morse was head of the
company in 1309, but was deposed a
Ann Arbor, Mich.. May . 28. The
south wing of University hall, the old
est building on the University of
Michigan campus, was destroyed by
fire today. The property loss is sev
eral thousands. The hall was built in
1848. The university water plant was
not connected, men having . been at
' work on it for some time increasing
1 its efficiency. Three thousand stu -
i dents fought the blaze and saved the
i rest oi 13 Dtiuainx.
New Position in Senate is
Created for Illinois
IS ASSISTANT TO KERN
Wilson for Presidential Primar
ies, but Holds Views on
Washington, D. C, May 28. Sena
tor James Hamilton Lewis of Illinois
today was elected democratic floor
leader and assistant to Majority Lead
er Kern by the senate democratic cau-
The position is a new one and
corresponds to the whip rn the house
Representative Britten of Illinois
today sought President Wilson's views
on his measures to provide a six-year
slDgle term , for president and vice
president, abolition of nomination
conventions, and choice of president
and vice president by presidential
primaries and direct elections, witn-
out the use of electors.
FOR SHORTER BALLOT.
Leavlr.: the White house, Brittan
said the president favored abolition
of nominating cenventions, but
thought they were necessary to draft
Darty platforms, and declared Wilson
approved presidential primaries and -direct
election which would shorten
the ballot.' On the six-year proposition
the president refrained to commit
MllST fSIVE IP CENTRAL.
Attorney General McReynoIdg has
decided that the Southern Paolfio
must give up the Central Pacific in
the pending dissolution of. the Union
Pacific merger and will bring suit un
der the Sherman law to accomplish
that end, if the dissolution plans fail.
DEAD IN ENGLAHI
London, May 28. Lord Aveoir
died today, aged 79. Avebury. form
erly Sir John Lubbock, was prominent
as a banker, famous as a scientist and
popular as author of nature studies.
He won great popularity among the
working people in 1871, when he suc
ceeded in passing the bank holtdayi
act. This added four national holi
days every year to the statute book.
He took great interest in the welfan
of the working classes.
A TERM IN PRISON
New York, May 28. Former State
Senator Stephen Stilwell, convicted
cf bribery by a jury last week after
he had been exonerated by the New
York state senate, was sentenced to
day to serve not less than four and
not more than eight years hi Sing
Supreme Court Justice Seabury, who
presided at the trial, pronounced sen
tence and granted a stay of execution,
that the lawyers might apply for a
certificate of reasonable doubt. No
trace of emotion crossed Stlllwell's
face as he was sentenced. He smiled
at his friends.
Stlllwell was convicted of attempt
ing to obtain $3,500 from President
Kendall of the New York Bank Note
company for favorable consideration
by the legislative committee of a bill
to make illegal discrimination against
bank note companies by the stock ex
change. Kendall refused to pay and
laid the case before Governor Sulzer,
who called upon Stlllwell to resign.
Stlllwell declined. The senate investi
gated the charges and exonerated the
ACT IN CONGRESS
San Francisco, Cal., May 28. By a
vote of 3 to 1 the Brotherhood of Rail
way Trainmen in convention here reg
istered opposition las', night to the
compensation act now before congress.
. No further action, it was stated,"
will be taken by the convention on
this subject Officials said that while
the delegates . were opposed to the
enactment of a compulsory meaiwt
by congress, preferring that th.3 ores-
j ent federal liability law remain un
, changed, they regarded with favor the
workmen's compensation law now la
lorce in 18 states.