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YEAR. NO. 223.
JULY -i, 1913. TWELVE PAGES.
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Chicago Mayor Tires of
Waiting for Action
GOES ON TOUR OF LEVEE
More Licenses Mav Be Revoked
by Executive if Conditions
Are Not Improved.
Chicago, 111., July 4. Mayor Harri
son et off some fireworks yesterday,
His premature celebration of the
Fourth consisted of discharging a good
sized bomb in the old vice district,
The shock that was felt from one
end of the region to the other came
from his revocation of the licenses of
17 saloons connected with resorts.
The "doomed dives were closed early ia
the evening, but the district and the
cafes along its border did not recover
for .the rest of the n'ght Thpy were
almcst as orderly as legitimate sa
The police also felt the ground shake
under their fret. It was not on any
recommendation of theirs the mayor
acted, and they were compelled to ac
cept bis wholesale chopping off of
saloon keepers' heads as the mo6t de
cided form of reproof for their inac
tivity. They and the divekeepers had a com
mon feeling that another explosion
migHt follow unlets reforms were in
TK" LISTED BV COM M ITT EE.
Ten of the 17 places were included
in the report of the committee of 15,
which listed a much larger number of
resorts in which Immorality was tol-"
crated by the police. The list of dives
hit by the mayor follows:
Edward Woods, 1CU2 Wabash ave
nu?. A. E. Harris, 1610 Wabash avenue.
Morris Felnberg, 1621 Wabash ave
nue W. Halllday. 1801 Wabash avenue.
Michael Reblek. 182C Wabash ave
nuc. Harry Williams (H. J. Cusick and
Thomas Owens, proprietors), 2110 Wa
Joseph Friedman, 2222 Wabash ave
nue. Sam Norducci, 1C08
Lcais Bernstein, 1723 Sou'h
Leather, 2102 South State
C. X. Smith. 2118 South State street
A. Markowiti, 193G Archer avenue.
John Torrio, 2001 Archer avenua.
Ike Berger, 1913 Armour avenue.
Dominic Bertuccl, 31 West Eigh
George Carroso, 53 West Twentieth
MAYOR GOES THROl'GH DISTRICT.
J'r. iHarrison started the statement
of 1 1s reason for the revocation by
saying he had "grown tired of waiting
for a police report on the communica
tion from the committee of 15."
He indicated that, although some of
the plates hit might have been listed
by that organization as objectionable,
be bad acted against them for other
reasons than the committee's com
plaint. "The law department has not sent
me Its report on ttie committee's com
munication," he said, "and I have act
ed against these places on my own In
formation. Some of them were re
ported by Major Funkhouser and were
checked up by my private investiga
tor, and others were listed by my in
vestlgator on his own initiative. The
cases against them were completed by
a run through the district I made last
"Of course, my observations were
from the exterior, but I was convinced
these saloons were flagrant violators
of the Jaw. They were brassy in the
way they Ignored police regulations
"This will be a lesson, not only to
them but to other saloon keepers, and
I want it also ti be a notice to the po
lice that I know they have not been
doing their work. There will have to
be a decided Improvement In condi
tions in that district or there will be
some changes In the police there."
MORE MAY BE RBVOKEO.
He was asked if more licenses would
"That depends on developments," he
said, "but there certainly will be more
if circumstances demand Cast action."
The mayor ssid &- he had seen in
dications that "the Hd" is not tightly
fastened on some of the resorts cot
connected with saloons.
"Here and there you uould catch a
glimpse of a woman looking out tLe
window of a house that was supposed
to be closed. That was by no meats
general, but even what little of that
sort of tiling there Is must be sto-'.
One of the newspaper men express
ed a nopinion that his sweeping actlor
constituted the biggest "mfvsacra" ol
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London, Jivly 4. Fashionable Lon
don Is deeply Interested in the will
case In the probate court here in
which Lady Sackville .is making a
plucky fight for the fortune of $5,000,
000 left her by Sir John Murray Scott.
The probate of the will is opposed
by -Malcolm Scott, a brother of the'
decedent, on t;.e ground of undue in
fluence. He charges that his brother
was easily susceptible to influence
during his last days and that Lady
Sackville and her husband, Baron
Sackville, used a mesmeric influence
over the old mar- ' " ' 1
Much Interesting evidence has been
Introduced, and the case Is. proving
one of the biggest attractions of the
season. Several members of the Scott
family have given their testimony and
a number of letters written by Lady
Sackville to Sir John have been intro
duced. In one of the letters written by
Lady Sackville in 1911 she shows ap
prehension that the old man will cut
her-out of his will.
"It is not fair," the letter reads, "to
promise a friend as you did, keep the
promise for ' twelve years and then
break it. As for my part I am playing
the ' game. You need not be afraid
that I shall start a great friendship
with any one else. You are absolutely
the only person I have trusted in that
way in rny whole life. I am well re
paid for It now, alas."
They made .up and then she wrote:
"You are an old silly and you shall
see how I receive you tomorrow. I
have only one stamp and am using it
for you,, wretch."
In another letter she said she liked
to have him call her "little rascal."
dive keepers in the city's annals. The
mayor said he did not know that to le
true, but said he knew of no otlu-r
instance in which 17 saloon licenses
were canceled in a single day.
COMUITTKri OF 15 FI.F.AfcEll.
Members of the committee of 15
were pleased with the news of Mayor
lUrrison's big slash at vice; but all
requests for interviews were referred
to President Clifford W. Barnes.
"I am exceedingly glad to hear what
the mayor has done," Mr. Barnes said.
I MORNING GAMES II
New York 5 14 1
Brooklyn 2 4 1
R. H. K.
Boston .' 2 3 3
Philadelphia 6 10 2
AMERICAN LEAGUE. '
R. H. E.
Washington 5 9 2
New York 0 3 2
Madison Gets McCann.
Pekln. 111., July 4. Catcher Max
McCann has been sold by Pekin to
Madison, Wis., and left yesterday to
Join that team.
ODDS ON RITCHIE
ARE JEN TO SEVEN
Francisco, Cal., July 4. Willie
ftltchta, lightweight champion, remains
favorite at 10 to 7 in His figbt this
Afternoon with Joe Rivers. Eddie
Granny, promoter and referee, said
every seat in his open air arena was
Washington Has Quietest
Celebration in Coun
TO USE NO FIREWORKS
New York and Chicago Observe
in Similar Fashion Big
' , Time at Colon.
Washington, D. C.,- July .4. While
regarded cs the center of patriotism cf
the United States, the national capi
tol is today to have a "fireworksless"
Fourth of July, because citizens failed
to loosen their pursestrings sufficient
ly to permit of the expenditure. In
stead two pageants on Pennsylvania
avenue, athletic contests, patriotic ex
ercises and band concerts will mark
tLe 137th anniversary of the signing
of the Declaration of Independence.
It is the first t?me jn the history of the
celebration that no night program has
QUIET IX NEW YORK.
Xew York, July 4. New Yori City's
celebration of Independence day, ds
eigned to be safer and saner than ever,
began at 4:40 o'clock with 13 sunrise
guns booming from Van Cortland park,
reading of the Declaration of Inde
pendence at the historic McGowan's
! paES in Central park an hour later, and
I ringing cf most of the city's bells for
an hour between 8 and 9 o'clock. A
slight abatement of the heat wave and
fair skies brought out record crowds
for the rest of the day's celebration,
which is crowded, with patriotic exer
cises and sporting events.
LIKB SI XDAY IX CHICAGO.
Chicago, 111., July 4. The Fourth
dawned in Chicago as quiet as a Sun
day. There were no explosions of any
aort. In the down town district, where,
for 25 years the holiday was ushered
nthe "night before" by ear-sp"liumg-i
noise, there was even the pop of the
tiniest cracker. Streets in the resi
dence district were impressively quiet,
although there was no lack of festiv
ity. A factor for qufet was three days'
freedom from work, which permitted
thousands to go to the country. A
score of athletic contests in and near
Chicago and a very large number of
celebrations in parks and suburbs fur
nished entertainment for hundred)! of
thousands who stayed home.
LID OFF AT COI.OX.
Cclon, July 4. The canal zone plan
ned for. the most imposing celebration
of Independence day ever had outside
the United States. Americans from
all parts of Central America ' came
here to join in the demonstration. It
was estimated nearly 100,000 were in
the city this morning. Special trains
brought all ths canal workers, many
of whom will participate in baseball
games, running races and boxing con
tests. Tons of fireworks are on hand
for the conclusion of the day's festivi
M. E. M'LQUGHLIN
Wimbledon, England, July 4. A. F.
Wilding of New Zealand, holder of the
title to rhe ail-Knglish. singles lawn
tennis champ hip since 1910, re
tained the championship today by beat
ing Maurice E. McLoughlin of San
Francisco, national lwn tennis cham
pion of the United States, by tliree
straight sets, 8-6, 6-3, 10-8.
BANDITS HOLD UP
A TRAIN IN SOUTH
Memphis, Tenn., July 4. Four ban
dits . held up southbound passenger
traia No. 1 on the Illinois Central rail
road south of Bates ville, Miss., early
today, awed the train and locomotive
cre'wa with weapons, blew open tie
safe in the express car, . ransacked
ma'l packages, and then escaped.
Ncne of the passengers was molested,
because the bandits compelled the lo
comotive crew to detach the mail, ex
press and baggage cars and run them
some distance from : the passenger
coachea. After they had finished their
work In the mail car. the robbers ran
the locomotive to Enid, Miss., and fied
to the open country. Bloodhounds and
a big posse are in pursuit'
Express officials say the robbers did
not secure over 5,000. Four charges
of dynamite blew out one side of the
express car and demolished ' the safe.
Woman Burned to Death.
"Springfield, Mo., July 4. Miss Hat
tie Bryant, aged 40, was burned to
death at her home near here early yes
terday, when a lamp tipped over.set-
tcg are to the bedclothes. She ai
1 reputed to be wealthy and lived alone.
DROWNS A FRIEND
Chicago, July 4. Harold Fragel, 7
years old, 939 Concord place, sat on
the knee of Lieutenant Max Heidel
meier of the Hudson avenue station
last night and admitted that he had
pushed a 6-year-old playmate, George
Hammer of 874 We6t North avenue,
into the river Tuesday. Tne hoy had
previously told three other stories, and
nrymW his confession when per
suaded by the lieutenant.
"Now, Harold," said tne lieutenant,
"tell irie what 'happened to George."
"I pushed him in the river," answer
ed the lad.
. "What did you do that for?"
' "He slapped me."
The boy shrugged his shoulders,
"He threw my wagon in the river
and I pushed him in after it."
Georg8 was drowned near the North
avenue bridge. A watchman at a third
floor window of a building some dis
tance away heard a splash and saw a
boy swimming, but thought a dog had
been thrown in the, water. He gave
the information which led to Harold's
Harold Fragel passed the Hammer
house last Tuesday and invited George'
to walk with him. At 5 o'clock that
afternoon George had not returned.
Then ;his sister w ent to the Fragel
home and asked Harold where George
was. Harold said he ' hadn't Been
George all day. Then Adam, the fath
er, went to the house and questioned
the boy. Harold said he and George
walked in North avenue to the Lake
Shore drive where George touk off his
clothes and dived into the lake.
Policemen went to the place, but
were convinced the story was untrue.
A second story told by the Fragel boy
was that George had Jumped into the
river at Wabansia avenue. Later
he said George had told him he was
going to ride a freight train out of
the city and go far away.
Vicars Awarded $25,00.,
London, July 4. Sir Arthur Edward
Vicars, who was Ulster king of arms
at the time the crown jewels were
stolen frm Dublin castle in the sum
mer of 1907, was awarded J25.000
damages for libel today in a suit
brought against the London Mail, a
sensational weekly paper.
The newspaper alleged that Sir Ar
thur shielded a woman who took the
jewels out of jealousy of his attach
ment for Lady Haddo, wife of Lord
Haddo, son of the earl of Aberdeen,
lord lieutenant of Ireland. Both Sir
Arthur and Lord Haddo denied all
knowledge of the jewels or their
whereabouts. The newspaper did not
attempt to justify 1 story.
Gored to Death by Bull.
Lees Summit, Mo., July 4. While
walking on his farm, two miles west
cf here yesterday, William Rogers, 65
years old, was gored to death by a
bull. - Rogers sought refuge by jump
ing into a ditch.
BURNED TO DEATH
SL Petersburg, July 4. One hun
dred fifty-four peasants were burned
to death in a fire that destroyed the
village of Aatradamovkao, in the dis
trict of Alatyr, according to a dea
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corecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Thunder showers tonight or Satur
day; not much change in temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 76 Highest
yesterday 93, lowest last night 75.
Velocity of w'ind at 7 a. m. 6 miles
per hour. '
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 58, at
7 a. m. 85.
Stage of water 3.6, a fall of .2 In
last "24 hffurs": ". - . - - -
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
' ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS.
Evening atar: Mercury. Morning
stars: Venus, Saturn. Mars, Jupiter
TIu: brilliant scintillating star near the
northern horizon is Capella of constel
VICTIM IS KNOWN
Chicago, 111., July 4. Identification
of the woman victim of the mysterious
murder on the west side as Mrs. Flos
sie Woodruff, age 50, wife of Harvey
Woodruff, a restaurant cashier, was
made complete today when Woodruff
viewed the 'body.
"My God! It is Follie!" he ex
claimed, and fainted. Woodruff, his
wife and Mrs. Mabel Joslin, a friend,
had attended a crcus ear'.y in the
evening. Woodruff left them to re
turn to work and the women said they
would go heme. Instead they stopped
at a saloon where they met an Italian.
Mrs. Woodruff and the man left tna
place together. Her body was found
in an alley with her throat cut. The
police are searching for the Italian.
WILSON A MAGNET
FOR OLD SOLDIER
(President Wilson's Gettysburg ad
dress is printed in full on page 10.
toitor Argus. j
Gettysburg, Pa., July 4. The army
of veterans began to dissolve today,
and only the presence of President
Wilson kept thousands in camp. i
fore noon 15,000, who were here
Thursday had departed for their
honles. The grand rush will begin
tonight and tomorrow.. The president
reached here from Washington at 11
Governor. Mann of Virginia, and
General Young, commander of the
United Confederate Veterans, have
started a movement to have a grand
reunion of the armies of the north
and south at Richmond in April, 1915,
the 50th anniversary, of the evacua
tion of the capitol of the confederacy.
If held, the men In blue will be guests
of the men in gray.
Canadians Insult Flag
Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 4. Wav
ing the flag of the United States here
eariy today, while thousands of pro
vincial soldiers were parading the
streets, precipitated - a riot, during
which the fia was trampled and torn
and .a number received minor injuries.
Valdea, Arizona Parts of a human
skeleton found four days ago on Val
dez glacier, within eight miles of this
town, are believed to be the remains
of the body of Dr. Logan, a physician
-who was lost in a storm on .the gla
er in the winter of 189--
1 DEAD, ANOTHER
HURT IN A WRECK
Washington, Iowa, July 4. J. B,
Hines of Chicago, demonstrator for
the Buick Automobile company waa
killed and Ollie Essley, who lives
north of Washington, was badly
injured when an automobile in
which they were riding skidded Into a
bridge aod.pluflged-down an embank
ment three and a half miles east of
Hines' neck waa broken and his
skull was crushed when he was pln
ioned beneath the overturned car,
Essley was thrown a distance ol 20
feet. He w as seriously hurt but it is
believed he will recover.
Ess'.ey had driven his car from
Iowa City to Washington. Arriving
here he met Hines who had just ar
rived from Oskaloosa. It is reported
the men had been drinking and that
Essley suggested a midnight joy ride,
The two had driven the car at hlgli
speed over the country roads and
were returning home when Hines ask
ed to drive the automobile. He was
giving Essley a practical demonstra
tion of a high speed machine when
they approached the bridge. It Is
thought that Hines failed to see the
bridge until it was too late and that
in his excitement he lost control or
the car which was going at a rapid
speed. The machine skidded into the
bridge p,nd plunged down the em
bankment. Hines leaves a wife in
AUTO HITS CROWD
AND KILLS A BABE
Pittsburgh, Pa., July 4. Several
hundred school children assembling in
the streets of West Pittsburgh today,
preparing for a school parade, part of
the day's festivities, were scattered by
an uncontrolled automobile that
plunged through the crowd, crashed
against the stone steps and was wreck
ed. When order was restored the li;ei
less body of John Greenawalt, 4, waa
picked up, 12 others ranging from 8
to 11 were prone helpless on the
street, while frantic mothers were
tearing the clothes from Abe Yung
ling, 25, driver of the car. The 12 in
jured received bruises and scratches.
Yungling was arrested. He 6aid he
was coming down a steep grade, the
brakes woud not work, he lost his
nerve and let go of the steering wheel.
in tne car. were four women and an
Wilson Honored Abroad.
Edinburgh, Scotland, " July 4. The
honorary degree of doctor of laws wag
conferred today by the University of
Edinburgh upon James Wilson, former
secretary of agriculture of the United
States.. The degree of sciences was
conferred on a woman for tne first
time in the history of the universitjr.
SLAIN FOR S4.50
Chicago, 111.. July 4. For $4.50 and
an eld coat, two negroea early today
murdered Nicholas Eich, a palnUr
They stabbed him, took his money and
coat, and fled, leaving thalr own coata
Hundreds of Soldiers Pur
sued by Greeks Suicide
BATTLE IS SEVERE ONE
Servian Losses Are Estimated
at 6,000 in a Three
- - Days' Battle. y
Salonlkl, July 4. Since the victory
over the Bulgarians at Kilklsh, the
Greek troops have been successful in .
a number of smaller engagements, la
which the fighting was very severe.
They are driving the Bulgarians be
fore them toward the north and east.
During the fighting which resulted ia
the capture 'of Ghevghell by Greeks,
the Bulgarians became panic-stricken,
and hundreds jumped into the river
Vardar and drowned.
About 2,000 wounded Greeks arrived
today in Salonikl, furnishing evidence
of the heavy fighting which had taken
Belgrade, July 4. Newspapers here
say fighting between Bulgarians and
Servians has been in progress at Ket
schana since yesterday.
Belgrade, July 4. The first convoy
of Bulgarian prisoners taken by the
Servians, consisting of 1,160 of the
rank and file and 17 officers, passed
through Uskup today.
London, July 4. King Constantino
of Greece telegraphed personally to
day to the Greek minister here con
firming a report of the massacre of
Greek soldiers by Bulgarians in Mace
donia and the extermination, under
most horrible circumstances, of the
Greek population in villages through
which the Bulgarians retreated.
Vienna, July 4. A telegram from
Sofia to the Relchspost says Premier
Daneff and cabinet resigned and a co
alition of the ministry la being formed.
Vienna, July 4. Lieutenant Wagner,'
war correspondent of the Relchspost,
who attained much notoriety in the
hostilities between Turkey and the
Balkan allies, telegraphs from the
front that the Servian army suffered
terribly at Ovchepolye and that the
Servian victory over the Bulgarians at
Istalp was oly momentary and the
success of local importance.
2,000 WOUNDED REACH BELGRADE.
London, July 4. Despite promises,
threats and the fact that no declara
tion of war has been made, hostilities
were carried on yesterday by the
Greeks and Servians on one sideband
Bulgaria on the other with all the
fierceness characteristic of the Balkan
A dispatch from Premier Pachltch
to the Servian legation here places the
Servian losses in the first three days'
fight at 6,000 killed and wounded.
This included the great battle at
Cvtchepolye. The Servians captured
2,000 prisoners and 300 guns from the
Bulgarians, whose casualties exceeded
the Servian. Two thousand wounded
have arrived at Belgrade.
TO ATTACK SAI.OMKI.
Official reports Issued at Athens
claim the capture of Guevgheli and Kil
klsh after severe fighting and heavy
losses. It is added that Bulgarian
prisoners declare that the Bulgarians
are preparing to attack Salonlki.
There is only the faintest hope that
Russia of the powers will be able to
prevent the struggle which is to de
tide whether or not Bulgaria shall be
predominant in the Balkan confedera
tion. A new complication baa arisen
In the. decision of Roumanla to mobil
ize its afmy, which causes uneasiness
in Austria, where it, is regarded as a
defeat for Austrian diplomacy.
AT WORK OS FLANK. .
It is reported that the Bulgarians
are executing a great flanking move
ment in the direction of Egrl Palanka.
The respective diplomatic represen
tatives still are at their posts, but a
dispatch from Athens says the Bui
garian minister there has been recall
ed and will leave Saturday.
GRAND 0RERASTARS WED
Mme, Marie Rappold Becomes the
Bride, of Rudolph Berger.
New York, July 4. Mme. Marls
Rappold, Metropolitan opera star, and .
Rudolph Berger, royal opera tenor of
Berlin, were quietly married Wednes
day night in New Jersey. Mme. Uap
pold was recently divorced from her
husband. Dr. J. C. Rappold. The di
vorce was obtained in Colorado.
Mr.' Berger sang as a baritone for
11 years in the Kaiser's opera house in
Berlin. Four years ago he came to
New York to study with Mme. Rap
pold. She converted him into a tenor.
He obtained a leave of absence for the
purpose' of coming to New York to be
married to his preceptress.
. The couple will spend the summer
abroad -Mme. Rappcd will return in
OctobcV . time for the o penis a of the .