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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 212.
TUESDAY, JUXE 24, 1913. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
A REPORT ON
Facts Are Explained to
Officials by Attorney
, General M'ReynoIds.
TO ISSUE A STATEMENT
Latter Will Be Given Out by
President Furnishing En
Washington. D. C, June 24. United
State's Attorney McXab's resignation,
wired Saturday to President Wilson
with startling charges that Attorney
General McReynolds had ordered de-
leys in certain criminal prosecutions I
in San Francisco which threatened to
defeat justice, 6ti'tl lay unacted upon
before the president today. The sltu
ttlon was taken up by the cabinet
meeting. When the cabinet mpetir.g
broke up, the only announcement on
the McXab case came from Mc Rey
nolds. "The president will issue a state
ment on the subject in due course of
time," ho said.
It is understood McReynolds' re
port, presented at the president's di
rection, was an oral one, and that
Secretary Bryan, a friend of the elder
Caminetti, new commissioner general
of immigration, whose son is indicted
tinder the whito slave law, and Sec
retary Ijino, familiar with the affairs
of California, participated in the dis
cussion, which wan general.
The house judiciary committee, at a
hearing Thursday, will Investigate
Hih delay ordered by Attorney Gen
eral McReynolds in the federal prose
cutions nt San Francisco of Maury
Dlggs and Drew Caminetti, indicted
for while slavery, and officers f the
Western Fuel company, indicted for
conspiracy to defraud the customs.
AK (II STIMi OK MrHEl OMS. ..'..
One cf the day's most remarkable
devclcpmcutii in the unusual episode
was the receipt by the president of
a telegram from Clayton Herrington,
tpecial agent of the department of
Justice in charge of the federal bureau
of investigation at San Francisco, de
manding the removal from office of
Attorney General McReynolds, Her-
rlngton's official superior. Officials i
declared the question of summary ac
tion in Harrington's case probably
would be taken up by the attorney
Assistant Attorney General Harr as
cumed full responsibility of the order
to Attorney McNab to postpone the
trial of Robert Bruce and Sidney V.
Smith, directors of the Western Fuel
company, on charges of customs coal
frauds. This postponement mentioned
in Mr. McXab's telegram of resigna
tion to the president was ordered, de
clared Mr. Harr. to prevent a possible
miscarriage of justice.
CASK NOT PO!HTPOED.
"The trial of the entire Western
Fuel case was not ordered postponed. '
Mr. Harr said, "but only the trials
of Bruce and Smith who were indicted
w lth three other directors of the com
pany. Attorney Pringle for the com
pany asked that the indictments cf
Bruce and Smith be dismissed on the
ground of no evidence to connect them
with the alleged frauds. I carefully
studied the evidence and reached the
conclusion that Bruce and Smith prob
ably were Innocent.
"It seemed unwise, to run the risk
of convicting two innocept men along
with three men who might be guilty
when the ends cf Justice w-ould be
fully satisfied by later trials if the
government received evidence which
It did not then possess of the guilt ot
Bruce and Smith."
White House officials stated that
the character of the new district at
torney to be appointed for San Fran
cisco wculd show whether or not there
could be any manipuuI&Uen of the
cases of the department of justice
thrct'gh political influences, as had
been charged by District Attorney Mc
Nab. MrHEYOI.n WOHRIF.D.
The attorney geaeral is greatly wor
ried by the trouble in which he has
involved the administration. A re
porter call'.cg at the Caminetti resi
dence yesterday was informed that
tho commissioner general was away
for the day. A few minutes later Mr.
IN PUBLIC SQUARE
Constantinople. June 24. Twelre of : ieapej ir0ia the office of the prosecu
ths men sentenced to death in canncc-' oa the th,Ti oor of the cour;
tioa with the ais-sstnation of Mah-1 houe today iUled himself,
moad Shcfkct Pasha, late grand i
v: ;;r, were esecatea tms morning in
Cava Ide souare. The condemned
laea walked to the scaffold with, firm ; bard and refine! su?ar advanced 10 mauer before taa lSiia;uro with a
stcpo. Severnl of them delivered ad-1 cente acd all of : grades 15 cents a vicsr ts revaaiinj 6tntui.es v.xicn pro
dxcs3es from the scaffold, j hundred toiay. ihibit professional basetall on Sunday.
I THE WEATHER
eorecat Till 7 ?. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne,
Unsettled and continued warm
weather with thunder showers to
night and Wednesday; brisk winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 73. Highest
yesterday 78. lowest last night 71.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 5 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 79; at
7 a.m. 82.
, Stage of water 4.4, a fall of .1 In
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
Evening star: Mercury. Mornins
stars: Venus. Snt-Jrn. Mnr. .Inciter.
Due east, close m the Iicriin. tbo con
stellation Aiuil'a seen part.'y rUea
about 10 p. as.
McReynolds arrived and remained in
Mr. . Caminetti's house for an hour.
He det lined to discuss the matter af
terward. Commissioner General Caminetti is
a respected citizen, who has a long
record of efficient service for the peo
ple of California. He has been great
ly embarrassed by the escapade of
his son, who descried a w-'fe and chil
dren and with a man named Maury
Diggs eloped to Reno with a couple
of fc'gh school glr'.s. They were in
dicted under the Mann white slave
District Attorney McNab, who
resigned as a result of the interference
of the a'tomey general in the prose
cution, is the republican brother of
the deinocra'jc boss of San Francisco.
Eallimore, Md., June 24. Coroner I
Abbott of Jacksonville, Fla., and for
mer Judge A. Stewart, also of Jack
sonville, personal representative of the
femily of the late E. O- Painter, a fer
tilizer manufacturer, who lost his life
in St. John's river a month or two
ago, arrived hers today to take part
in a three-cornered legal contest for
poFsessiou of the viscera of the dead
man. The third party to the struggle
1s- the minted States Fidelity" and
Guarantee company of Baltimore,
which is sued on an accident policy
for $20,000 to Painter.
The contending factions will mpet
later in the district court when the
bonding company will demand that
the organs be placed in tne hands of
a receiver on the ground that the
chemist's analysis has not been corn-
pieted. The company wants an in
dependent examination of the organs
made. St,ewart will contend the analy
sis has been finished, that no trace
of poison w-as found and that the or
gans be given to the family. Painter
carried life insurance of more than
eleven hundred thousand.
CHEMIST WINS IN
A HUNGER STRIKE
London, June 24. Edward Clayton,
a chemist who was sentenced to 22
months imprisonment June 1 for con
spiracy In conjunction with militant;
suffraget leaders, was released from
Jail today in a very weak condition
as a result of a "hunger strike."
It appears from statements by re
leased prisoners that many convicts
who have not been affiliated with the
suffraget movement followed the ex
ample of the suffragets. Three men
in one prison have for three weeks
declined to eat and are being forcibly
DEATH TO ARREST
Savannah. Ga., June 24. Rather than
submit to arrest for leaving his ship
without, permission, T. Eaton, a sea
man on the United States ship Taco
ma. killed himself la a public square
this morning. When his captors ear
reunded the sailor, he drew a revol
ver. "I'll kill myself before I return,"
he cried. The next instant he fired a
shct into his breast.
Mobile. Ala., June 24. H. Clay
Mills, naval stores operator of Atjnore,
Ala., shot his wife to death and then
committed suicide. Jealousy was the
Cleveland, Ohio, June 24. On a visit
with fc'.s son, Joseph Pucci, 73, cf
Vcungstown. Ohio, today climbed to
a pier cf the new high level bridge
and committed suicide by leaping to
the paving in Willey avenue, ICO feet
Terre Haute, !nd.. June 24. John
Eractlinger, charged with' larceny,
; ssucar up to i,enta.
New York, June 24. All gridea of
BILL PUT UP
Lucey Leaves Way Open
to Approve or Veto .
GIVES ALL ARGUMENTS
Dunne, It Is Said, Will Take
r-..ii -r: nil . !
run i une hi aiuuyiny hii
Phases of Subject.
Springfield, 111., June 24. Failure
of Lieutenant Governor O'Hara up to
this time to certify to the governor
nearly half of the measures passed by
both houses of the assembly may
I place many new laws in jeopardy. Of
242 bills passed Dy Doth houses only
about half have been delivered to
the governor bearing certification of
O'Hara and Speaker McKinley that
they were properly passed.
After tcday on'.y five days exclu
she of Sunday are left In which
to pass upon bills that are to b.j:ome
j laws July 1. This is only half the
constitutional time allowed the ex
ecutive ia which to approve or veto
billE. O'Hara went to Chicago follow
ing adjournment and is expected to
reach the capitol tonight. There are
69 house bills and nearly as many
senate bills awaiting his certification.
Governor Dunne is working over time,
denying himself to callers, giving his
Eole attention to bills before him.
VMM. TASK Fl'i.1. TIM K.
It was learned today that for the
first time since the Tanner adminis
tration it will be necessary for the
state officers to borrow money to run
The governor has until Friday night
under the constitutional ten days to
pass upon the woman's suffrage bill.
Indications ar he will consume full
time in acting upon tne measure, de
spite the fact that suffrage leaders
expected him to approve the bill to
IS I P TO (iOVERXOR.
Attorney General Lucey has pre
pared an opinion relative to the wom
an suffrage bill which will leave GOV'
ernor Dunne free to sign or veto th
Instead of giving a flat opinion one
way or the other the attorney gen
era! has tabulated the argument in
support of its constitutionality. ani
those offered against it. The govern,
or will be allowed to draw his own
conclusions from the conflicting views
thus set forth.
In view of his publicly expressed
intention to sign the bill if no con
stitutional objection of ' sufficient
weight was advanced, none cf the suf
frage leaders has any doubt he will
sign .it. Tremendous pressure, how
ever, still is being brought .to bear to
have him veto it.
BY CONSTITl'TIOXAt. AMENDMENT.
With reference to the fundamental
question as to whether or not the leg
islature may grant suffrage to women
fcr statutory offices. Attorney Gener
al Lucey's opinion includes a refer
ence to the fact that the western
states which have given women the
ballot have done so by a constitutional
amendment and not by legislative en
actment. Other states, however, have
given women complete suffrage,
whereas in Illinois the legislature ha
granted the right to vote only in the
case of those offices not created by
Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout, Mrs. Sher
man M. Booth and Mrs. Antoinette
Funk, members of the sufirage lobby,
are still here awaiting action on tne
bill. They will be present when the
governor attaches his signature.
SEE ROCKS AIIK1AD.
Chicago, June 24. A special to the
Daily Xews from Springfield states
that Governor Dunne will sign the
woman's suffrage bill today. In po
litical circles the special saya it is
gossip that there are legal rocks
ahead for the women, that the con
stitutionality of the law will be test
ed in the courts. It is said the gover
nor will use three pens in affixing his
signature in order to have a souvenir
for each of the three women who have
been foremost in pushing the suffrage
MAYORS IN FAVOR
OF SUNDAY PLAY
New York, June 24. A referendum
vote taken among the mayors of 50
cities la New York state show an over
whelming majority in favor of Sunday
bnsebaii. Out of 32 mayors Toting 27
endorse Sunday playing, while five
are ag&inst It. In view cf the vote &
resolution baa been sent Governor
I Euissr requesting that he place tht
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Washington, June 24. In revised
sections of the tariff bill reported late
today by the finance committee detn-r,
ocrats the income tax feature is re-
vised to exempt any portion of mu-1
tual iife insurance premiums actually
return H tr nnlinvhnlrtpro ae liiulrtoritis
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Another amendment would empower
the president to suspend duties or as
sess higher ones against nations dis
criminating against the Unifd States
The income tax general exemption
was cut from 4,000 to ?3,000, plus
Jl.OflO fcr a married man with a de
pendent wife or a married woman
with a dependent husband, and $500
additional for a minor child living
with and dependent upon a taxable
Glasgow, Scotland, June 24. Peter
Donaldson, partner in the firm of
Watson & Co., iron brokers, which
suspended payment June 11, drowned
himself today in Kilcreggan, a water
ing place on the Clyde. The body was
found in the river with a dumb bell
tied around the neck and another at
tached to one of the legs. A meeting
of creditors of the firm has been call
ed for today in Glasgow.
Chattanooga, Tenn., June 24. Peter
Donaldson, who committed suicide by
drowning at Kilcreggan, was presi
dent and managing director of the Day
ton Coal & Iron company of Dayton,
Ohio. He is said to be the largest
holder cf the company's stock.
London, June 24. The friendly feel
ing between Great Britain and France
was manifested today on the arrival
of Raymond Poincare, president of the
French republic. He will be the guest
of King George and the British nation
until June 27. All newspapers In edi
torial articles heartily welcomed the
Poincare arrived off Portsmouth
early this morning. After passing
In review a notable gathering of Brit
ish war vessels, he landed in the
dockyard and was met by the young
Prince of Wales, who on this, his first
representative function, displayed
great composure. The president and
prince, accompanied by a brilliant
staff of military and naval officers, de
parted on the royal train for London.
King George was at Victoria station
to greet President Poincare.
BODIES ARE RECOVERED
'All the Victims of the Keokuk Drown
! ing Have Now Eaen Found.
I Keokuk, Iowa, June 24. The two re-
malning victims of the five who were
1 drowned in Al Gross' launch Int
MOST ANY DAY NOW
Thursday night, were brought to the
surface by searchers about a half mile
above the Keokuk dam. Mayme Wil
son, the first member of the ill-fated
Part-V- was found Saturday morning.
Late Sunc3av afternoon the remains of
Jhn Laughlin and Mrs' Mary Wr'Knt
bodies of Mrs. Pauline Marks and Al
fred Gross, owner of the launch, were
taken out Sunday afternoon. The
manner in which the accident occurred
will perhaps never be known. It is
supposed, however, that the engine
"went dead" and the nartv ornt Into
B j the waves of the steamer W. W., caus-
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OFF FOR GHICAGO
Washington, D. C, June 24. At
tired in a Nvhite linen suit and with
the eyes of a great crowd upon him,
President Wilson stood on the porch
of the White house at 9:30 this morn-.
ing and placed a message of felicita
tion to Mayor Harrison of Chicago in
the haversack of Fred Keed, the first
of a string of Boy Scouts relay run
ners, who are to bear it to Chicago.
Reed, a picture of health and athletic
development, in sleevless shirt and
running costume, stepped up to the
front door and saluted the president,
who returned it. Placing the careful
ly rolled message In the pouch which
Reed extended, the president with a
wave of the hand started the race,
and the first runner with a long
stride darted away on the firs, relay,
a mile off. Secretary Lane, Secre
tary Tumulty and members of the
president's family were grouped on
the steps while moving picture ma
chines recorded the start. The first
few relays were for short distances in
the city, but after the district line
was reached it was planned to have
each of the Boy Scouts run a mile.
Three automobile loads of Scouts es
corted the runners out of town. The
runners are due in Chicago June 28.
DUBUQUE TWIRLER GOES
TO WHITE SOX IS RUMOR
Dubuque, Iowa, June 24. Although
Manager Rowland denies it, the re
port is persistent that Pitcher Jasper
has been sold to Comiskey for $5,000
and that Comiskey will send a pitch
er in exchange.
Private Papera Missing.
Albany. June 24. Three senators
complained today that during a recess
cf the legislature their committea
rooms were entered and private pa
pers are missing. One ot the rooms
was used by members of Governor
Suizer's primary campaign committee.
Cincinnati. Ohio, June 24. Eleven
thousand garment workers in Cincin
nati, Reading, Mount Heaithy, sub
urbs, and Newport and Covington,
Ky., went cn strike today and prac
tically all saots aad factories are at
a standstill. The Voacn demand 43
hours a week, the men the same, or -50
hours with an Increase of 10 pr cent
The deadlock between ice manufac
turers and striking drivers, helpers.
engineers and firemen continued to
day. The weather of the lz.U three
Cays has kept suffering acong the
people at a minimum.
Salisbury, Md., June 24. Despite
efforts nf.tho authorities to. keen
secret the developments In the inves
tigation of the death of Miss Florence
Wainwright, a stenographer, found
dead in the office of the Home Ga
company Friday night, it is now
known the woman did not die o
poison, as first thought, but from
criminal operation, performed, it
supposed, Friday afternoon in a yard
back of the company's office. It is
surmised at least three persons were
present when she died. That she did
not die at her desk seems certain. In
all probability she was carried into
the office and placed at the desk, the
position in which she was found.
NEW SHIP'S GREW
Hoboken, N. J., June 24. A thou
sand members of the crew of the giant
liner Imperator, now in this port, held
a mass meeting last night and adopt
ed resolutions denouncing working
conditions on the vessel, demanding
better food, better sleeping accommo
dations and a nine-hour day.
The resolution will be presented to
the Imperator's commander. The pro-
testants include stewards, pantry
cooks, coal trimmers and firemen.
Speakers who exhorted them said th
men had been "treated like pigs,
coarsely fed, overworked, their quar
ters crowded, 1G hours a day was not
unusual, and the sanitary equipmen
The Imperator Is the largest vess
in the world. She 13 on her maiden
trip from Germany. '
FEST OF TURNERS
OPENS IN DENVER
Denver, Colo., June 24. Booming of
a battery of 12 'guns manipulated by
artillerymen of the Colorado Nation
al Guard and signalling the arrival
into the city of President Stempfel
and officers of his party from Indian
apolis, announced tbo formal opening
at this morning of the 31st bundes
turafast or olympiad of the. North
American Gymnastic union. The for
mal reception to officials was at the
new stadium in Lakeside park, erect
ed especially for the holding of ath
letic contests ond other features of
the week's program incident to thi
Olympiad. An iiiuaenso throng gath
ered at the park ts vrimess the calis
thenics s-nd flag drill, rehoarsed by
8,000 children uni;er the direction of
PrcfoEsor ocntniit, superintendent of
gymnastics cf the public schools of
Duke o." Sutherland lil.
London, June 24. The duke !
i Sutherland is critically ill at tia Lon
don home. He Is C2.
IVE UP JOBS
Uncle Sam on Trail of
Affairs of Independent
FARMERS ARE VICTIMS
Latter Complain of Having Been
Sold Stock at Inflated
Chicago, June 24. The officers and
directors of the Independent Harves
ter company, a $10,000,000 corporation.
whose methods of stock selling has
been under investigation by the de
partment of Justice, will resign this
afternoon, according to Stephen Greg
ory, attorney for the company.
The action will be taken at Piano,
111., where the main plant is located.
The concern was organized in 1905,
with 27,000 stockholders, mostly farm
ers. The announced policy waa to
fight the so-called harvester trust by
cooperative action of the stockhold
ers. Last January farmers holding
$6,000,000 of the stock held an indig
nation meeting at which it waa as
serted the stock had been sold to the
farmers at an inflated price, and it
was demanded that President Thomp
son account for $350,000 in stock al
leged to be held by him. He declined
and the matter was placed in the
hands of the department of Justice.
A civil suit was also instituted. Much
stock is said to have been sold . .
through the use of the mails.
nESIGXATIOS EX PKCTED.
The company officers who are ex
pected to resign are: W. C. Thompson,
Chicago, president; Ning Eley, Des
Plalnes, secretary, and A. K. Went
worth, Chicago; Joseph Boda, Piano;
A. L. Lye, Piano; W. W. Parish, Jr.,
Momence; Robert McLeod, Jacobs,
111., flirer.rors. . ,. ,, . , . .
The grand Jury investigation Is said
to rv centered around the acts of Mr. '
Thompson as president of the corpora
tion. The principal feature of the in
vestigation has been the use of the
mails in Betting forth the value of
stock in the concern and the financial
condition of the company.
The resignations of th directorate
may solve the problem which is con
fronting the department of justice.
8TEWAIII) FOIt XEW HEAD.
Aurora, III., June 24. It was an
nounced this afternoon that Deerlng
Steward, former mayor of Piano, who
has been an active candidate for con
troller of the currency, would be elect
ed president of the Piano Independent
Harvester company, which held a re
organization meeting today.
TAYLOR "STILL ENGLAND
AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPION
Hclly Lake, Eng., June 24. J. H.
Taylor, four times holder of the Brit
ish open golf championship, won it
again hero today with a score of 304
for four round3. The score of the
first round was 73, the second 75, the
third 77 and the fourth 79 strokes.
ANTI-FREE SUGAR VOTES
SUPPORT AN AMENDMENT
Washington, Juno 24. Anti-free
sugar democrats got together in a
.senate caucus today, and agreed to
support the amendment by Shaffroth,
to eliminate the provision for free
sugar in 1516 and substitute a duty of
approximately one-half a cent a pound
after that time cn refined sugar.
AGE IS TELLING ON WIFE
OF JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER
Cleveland, Ohio, Juno 24. John D.
Rockefeller, accompanied by Mrs.
Rockefeller and her sister. Miss Lucy
Spelman, and a squad of servants, ar
rived today to spend the summer at
their Forest Hill home. Mrs. Rocke
feller appeared feeble as her husband
supported h:r from a jfflvate car to
Fight Beef Trust Via Canal.
Lonaon, June 24. The Morning Post
states that preliminary steps are be
ing taken by several leading shipping
companies interested in the chilled
meat trade between South America
and the United Kingdom to unite in
fighting the American beef trust in f'.e
British market The scheme provides
for the construction of a fleet ot
steamships ot special design for use
by way of the Panama canal.
RAZOR 110 WEAPON
DOWN IN IISSIFP
Jackson, Mis3., June 24. The su
preme court ot Mississippi yestsrday
held that a raz3r is not weapon, but
an "implement of the toilet" The
' conviction of Junius Erowo, a negro,
for carrying concealed weapons w as