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SIXTY-SEQXD YEAR. NO. 238. . TUESDAY. JULY 22, 1913 -TWELVE PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS.
The Mystery of Mary, Charming Love Story; First Chapter Tomorrow
LOSE LIVES IN
A PRISON FIRE
Negroes Perish in a Cage
Where They Are Left
for the Night
ON MISSISSIPPI FARM
Criminals Employed During Day
in Cotton Fields Rescuers
Arrive Too Late.
Jackson, Miss., July 22. Trapped by
flames In the second floor of an anti
quated convict cage, 35 negro prison
ers were burned to death at Oakley
convict farm, 20 miles from here, late
WJille the flames rapidly atp away
the only stairway leading to the sec
ond floor, the prisoners frantically
tore at the heavy bars that covered
the Jail windows, but to no avail.
Tlieir screams brought guards and
oUier prison attaches, but the flames
drove back the members of the rescue
rarty Pach tiir. they attempted to lib
erate the negroes, who, one by one,
feil back Into ths flames and perished.
V FlltK-KI.IITI; Ari'AKTI.
The building was constructed 10
years ago with lumber taken from a
discarded penitentiary. There is no
fire-fighting apparatus at the farm, and
the first floor of the building was fill
ed with inflammable material.
Farmers livng nearby hurried t,o the
Jail to help the fire fighters, but they
were of no assistance, as the fire
burned too rapidly.
The convicts all were worked In the
cotton fields of the state farm and
were housed In the cage for the night.
Among thern!jytyj,ijftrcil tjiisgUff,
vnniiiiHiB ev-rving uiif? brnience.
The origin of the fire has not been
TRADE IS KILLED
But Belief Is Uprising Against
Will End Soon.
Canton, China, July 22. Trade
.throughout southern China has been
1 paralyzed by the proclamation of in
dependence of the. province of Kwang
Tung. There is eat anxiety in this
city. Stores are closed and many mer
chants have telegraphed shippers not
to consign any goods here for the
present. A great many poople have
left the city.
Many officials have retired from
their posts and fled to Hong Kong, car
rying with them millions of dollars in
tilver and paper money. There Is a
strong feeling of resentment in the
southern provinces against the policy
of the provisional president. Yuan
Shi Kal, but It is felt In most quarters
It will be Impossible to resist him long,
as he commands a large trained army,
ample money, and has the support of
the treat powers.
Dentist Swallow Mercury.
Rockford, 111.. July 22. Dr. Chester
I. Woollens, a dentist, took three sev
en grain bichloride of mercury tab
lets while despondent yesterday after
noon. A brother, T. J. Woollens, lives
GOVERNOR IS TO
GIVE OUT MORE
JOBS NEXT WEEK
Chicago, July 22. The United States
itearaship Dubuque, on which Governor
Dunne has been crulting on Lake
Michigan for a week, reached Chicago
today. The governor expects to go
to Springfield tonight. He told friends
he would make no appointments until
The governor announced that part
of the appointments would be made
Saturday next and the rest Monday.
He Intimated he would go to Colorado
for a few weeks' rest after the ap
pointments and would not consider
calling a special session for several
Friday will be governor's day at
the camp of the Seventh infantry and
it is expected it will be one -of the
biggest events of the national guard
summer tour of duty. Man- politi
cians particularly Interest in the
distribution of patronage expect to
et into touch with ti governor
lvl THE WEATHER
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock llani, Davinport, Molina,
Probably showers late tonight or
Wednesday; cooler Wednesday; mod
erate shifting winds.
Temperature at 7. a. m., G7; highest
yesterday, 82; lowest last night, 65.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. tn., 5 miles
Relatjve humidity at 7 p. m., 37; at
7 a. m., 58.
Stage of water, 5.6; a rise of .1 In
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Jupiter. Mercury.
Morning 'stars: Saturn, Venus. Mars.
Planets Venus and Saturn in conjunc
tion at 12:52 a. m.
LOSES HIS MIND
One Time Star Pitcher for St.
Louis Browns Breaks Down
from Old Injury.
St. Louis. Mo.. July 22. "Wee Wil
lie" Sudlioff, cne time star pitcher cf
the St. Louis Browns, Is reported vio-le-ntly
Insane at the observation ward
of the city hOFpital. The strength of
two policemen was required to move
him from his home to the hospital Wt
night. Physicians declared his condi
tion was due to an old injury to his
head. Baseball men recalled he w-as
hit !n the head by a pitched ball at
St. Louis in 1305.
ANXIOUS TO TALK
WHITE SLAVE GASE
Washington, D. C, July 22. In an
effort to force house democrats to al
low republicans an opportunity to dis
cuss the Diggs-Caminettl white, si we
ra bos o t Kn n Vrtk n ft H it
against all business in "the house, and
his first move caused an hour's de
lay In approval of the Journal of Fri
Thomas E. Hayden of San Fran
cisco, associate, counsel in the Diggs
Camlnettl white slave cases, against
whom a vigorous protest was made
on the ground that he was too inex
perienced as a criminal lawyer, to par
ticipate in the case, today tendered
his resignation to the attorney gen
eral. Hayden asked to be relieved be
caused he will be obliged to be absent
from California during a good part of
MUST TEND BAR SIX
YEARS FOR $250,000
Youth Takes a Vacation Job and
Has It Saddled On Him
Philadelphia, July 22. Edward
Musse, an American born German of
this city, who is spending his vaca
tion as a bartender at a Delaware
Water Gap hotel, has fallen rjeir to
$250,000 from an eccentric German un
cle, who Imposes upon him the most
Musse is now 24 years old, and
when he is 30 he will get the fortune,
"providing he stays continuously em
ployed at the position he occupies
when he learns that he is heir to my
fortune," the will reads. Hence he
must continue to dispense Scotch high
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a wealthy man.
If he .marries "respectably" before
Jan'. 1, 1914, he is to receive an
additional $14,000 from each of two
The man is good looking, well edu
cated and master of three languages.
He has lived in the same section of
rtridesburg with his mother for ten
years and has been her sole support.
DEPUTY SHERIFF IS
SHORT IN ACCOUNTS
LaSalle County Official's Chief
Aid Confesses to Mis
use of Funds.
Ottawa, 111., July 22 Benjamin F.
Krouse, chief deputy ia the office of
John Mischke, sheriff of LaSalle coun
ty, is under arrest charged with em
bezzliof $1,226 of the funds of the of
fice. Kroue has confessed the short
age aad yesterday was bound over to
ifte grand Jury. The operations of
Krouse with the funds of the county,
for which the sheriff is responsible,
have been gcing on for two years.
Krouse was formerly city clerk. He
says he lest some of the money
Mulhall Retracts Allega
tion of Private Pay
MISTAKEN, HE EXPLAINS
Former Lobbyist Gives Names
of Officials Against Whom
War Is Declared.
Washington. D. C, July 22. Attor
neys for .the manufacturers may not
be permitted to cross-examine Mul
hall before the senate lobby commit
tee. 'When Attorney McCarter, for the
manufacturers, today suggested cross
examination of Mulhall on his story
that former representative Watsoa cf
Indiana had been paid a retainer of
$500 and a weekly salary of $250 to
work for the passage of the tariff com
mission bill, with a promise cf an ad
ditional $10,000 if the bill was success
ful. Senator Reed declared himsell
against a cross-examination, but pro
posed that questions be submitted to
the committee. The point was not
Mulhall today swore he drew $500
from a Baltimore bank which lie paid
Mulhall swore that James A. Emery
was chief lobbyist for the 'manufac
turers and that Watson, after he was
defeated for governor of Indiana in
1908, made the office of Emery his
HOPKINS BROK.HT IX.
Senator Hemenway of Indiana, he
declared, occupied rooms next to
Emery and Watson, in one office or
brought in former Senator Hopkins of
IKinois, who wag defeated for reelec
tion by Lorimer. Mulhall wrote of the
senatorial deadlock, at Springfield, III
'-We are spreading the impression that
on account of the contemptible stand
taken by Hopkins in the convention
in Chicago laBt June, wherein he was
extremely unfair to the manufacturing
interests, in refusing them a hearing
before the committee on resolutions,
and packing the committee in favor of
the Gompers crowd, has in a large
measure brought this fight upon his
( WATSOX AS FIX ICR.
Feb. 11, Mulhall wrote to Schwedt
man about the house judiciary commit
tee: "Watson stated he would see that
the committee was fixed up as well
as possible to fix it, or in other words,
just the way we wanted it," said the
letter. In a letter Feb. 17 .Mulhall
wrote Schwedtman about the activi
ties of Cannon, Watson, Sherman,
Crane and others to pass a bill to
make Senator Knox eligible to the
A "war" list, including Gardner of
Massachusetts, Haugen of Iowa, Mur
dock of Kansas and Morse, Nelson and
Lenroot of Wisconsin, said to have
been marked for defeat by Former
Speaker Cannon and Former Repre
sentative Watson, was offered in evi
dence by Mulhall. In a letter March
17, 1909. Mulhall wrote Schwedtman
to the effect that Watson said these
people always had been against "any
thing we ever wanted since he has
been a member of the house." A dozen
names of other congressmen marked
for "war," and which had been in
cluded in other lists Mulhall had giv-
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J en the committee were included.
Mulhall retracted charges that for
mer Representative Watson of Indi
ana was employed by private interests,
while a member of congress, to work
for the tariff commission bill. Mul
hall said he "was mistaken."
Search Far for Ex-Chicagoan.
Los Angeles, Cal.. July VI. After
searching the coast from Lower Cali
fornia to Bering sea, the family of
Chris Hagedorn, a former Chicago
merchant, is extending the hunt for
him across the seas. Mr. Hagedorn,
who had suffered several heat strokes,
decided to go to Alaska, and with
$1,000 in his possession left his Pasa
dena home in May. Search for him
is directed by his daughter, Bertha.
WOMEN VOTE TO
KEEP OUT SALOON
Elgin, m., July 22. The effect of
woman suffrage on the saloon issue
was given a test for the first time
today when a vote was taken at Car -
pentersviiie. a Tillage six miles west
of Elgin. The saloons were voted out
a year ago. There were 300 female
and 250 male voters. The women and
church people were working together
to ge ent the roters early. The worn-
eo voted early and quite generally.
BOY 13, RUNS GAR
Only Other Occupant of Car
WMiXiCy:l Is Youth
1'6 "Years Old. :
'Chicago, July 22. A 13-year-old
automobile driver- yesterday knocked
down and killed a 16-year-old girl.
The accident occurred at 11:30 in
the morning at the Junction of Mon
ticello and Elston avenues. George
Prusener, son ot George Prusener, Jr.,
a contractor of 3719 Eberly avenue,
was driving with Rowland Towne, who
is 16 years old and lives at 4100
Forty-second court, when Mildred
Gloy, who was trying to get across
the street, dodged from in front of
a bicycle and stepped directly in front
of his car.
According to eye witnesses it was
impossible for young Prusener to stop
his machine. The front of the car
hit her and knocked her down and one
of the wheels passed over her body.
The girl was unconscious when
picked up. One of her" legs was brok
en and her skull was fractured. Dr.
George M. McHugh ot 3600 Irving
Park boulevard, and Dr. William M.
Roberts of 2940 North Monticello ave
nue ran to the girl's side and prepared
her for the trip to the Covenant hospi
tal. There at 6 o'clock last evening
Young Prusener was not taken into
custody. The boy was brokenhearted
by the tragedy and last night was
reported to be ill at his home.
The victim was the daughter ol
Policeman Frank Gloy of the Hudson
BOY OF 17 CONFESSES
TO THEFT OF $22,000
Lake Charles, La., July 22. A 17-year-old
express ' wagon driver con
fessed, yesterday that he stole $22,000
from a Wells-Fargo chest in a railroad
station here last November, accord
ing to the police.
The prisoner is Ilerschel Pierce. It
was the reck'ess spending of money
by his uncle, A. E. Amy, that first di
Pierce led officers today to a cache
of $7,000 and $2,000 was found in
Amy's garage at Tunice, La. He
said his uncle had nothing to do with'
the robbery, but he voluntarily gave
him the money.
COX IS 0UT0F POLITICS
"Never Again, Declares "Boss" cf Cin
cinnati in New -York.
New York, July 22. George B. Cox
of Cincinnati, for 27 years republican
"boss" of Hamilton county, is visiting
in New York. When asked about poli
tics he answered: "Never again. I'm
through with politics. I've had enough
of it I was at the head of my party
in my county for 27 years and when I
quit I quit voluntarily. They didn't
put me out;
I quit And now I'm
"I made good in politics because I
never lied to anyone and because 1
never went back on a friend. What is
more, despite some criticism to the
contrary, I always tried to serve the
WHEN YOU WERE A
IS HELD FIXABLE
Chicago, III, July 22. Formal in
quiry about the $1,000,000 voting ma
chine contract in 1911 between the
Chicago election commissioners and
the Empire Voting Machine company,
was begun by the Butts legislative
committee today. Among statements
drawp from two witnesses by former
Governor Deneen, who conducted the
examination for the ' commission,
were: That the machines can be
manipulated in the hands of dishonest
election officers, and that it is possi
ble for custodian of the machines to
adjust the mechanism so it will make
a false return of votes cast
Washington, D. C, July 22. Senate
democrats, declared today that few set
tariff speeches would come from their
side of the chamber. Gallinger, leader
of the republicans, was in difficulty
finding republican senators ready to
speak in opposition to the bill follow
ing Senator Smoot, who today con
cluded his speech begun yesterday.
"We are not going to take up time
debating the bill," said Chairman Sim
mons of the finance committee. "If
the bill proves not to be for the bene
fit of the country, it will demonstrate
that our ideas of the tariff are wrong.
If it proves well for the country, it will
demonstrate the opposition is wrong.
That's all there is to the opposition."
FORTY GIRLS W
BE LOST IN FIRE
Binghamton, N. Y., July 22. Forty
girls are believed to have lost their
lives in the burning of the Freeman
Overall company building here this
Fire started in the Freeman Overall
company at 2:30 and completely de
stroyed the building in 20 minutes.
A hundred and twenty-five girls were
in the factory when the fire was dis
covered, the police declared at least
40 failed to escape. Twelve girls were
taken to hospitals badly injured. The
wa'.ls fell at 2:50.
BERTH TO FRIEND
Washington, D. C, July 22. Repre
sentative Ripley today introduced a
bill to increase the supreme court jus
tices by two.
The president nominated Royal
Meeker of New Jersey to be commis
sion of labor and statistics. Meeker
is professor of political economy at
Princeton University and a close
friend of Wilson.
NOT YET RETAKEN
Report of Reoccupation
" Turkish Troops Spread
Sofia, July 22. Report of the reoc
cupation of Adrianople by Turkish
troops was shown today to be false.
It was spread by fugitive Burgarian
officials from mat city, who had heard
that a reconnoitering force of Turkish
cavalry commanded by the notorious
Enver Bey, had been seen in that vi
cinity. At this news the officials fled
panic stricken, believing the entire
Ottoman army was about to descend
on the place. Communication was re
stored today between the Bulgarian
capitol and the city of Adrianople. The
Bulgarian commander there reports
the Turkish troops retired after re
connoitering their position. The Bul
garian government ordered the fugi
tive functionaries to return to their
Constantinople, July 22. In antici
pation of the reoccupation of Adria
nople, by Turkish troops, Haji Adil
Bey, former minister of the interior,
has been appointed governor of that
city, and left today to assume his new
PORTER CHARLTON IS
DYING, SAY DOCTORS
Jersey City, N. J., July 22. Porter
Charlton, who is in jail here awaiting
extradition to Italy for trial for the
murder of his bride at Lake Como,
three years ago, is so ill he never will
reach Italy alive, according to' a state
ment by physicians who have seen
him. He is a victim of pulmonary
tuberculosis. So weakened is his sys
tem from the disease, says Dr. George
W. King, the excitement and nervous
strain attending his extradition may
be enough to cause his death.
Two members of the Italian constab
ulary are expected to arrive in this
country Wednesday to take Charlton
LONG MISSING, IS FOUND
Baltimore, Md., July 22. A piece of
Greek sculpture of a female child of
about five years of age, stolen from the
National museum at Athens 15 vears
ago, and said to be of priceless value,
and ,5, ooo years old, was recovered by
local police today
It wa3 dug up in
iuc teuar ui cnaneB empnos, a
Greek confectioner, at Hamplin, a sub
11 . . 1
Search for the bust was instituted
here yesterday, following a visit of Dr.
Alexandre Vource, Greek charge at
Washington, who came here with sev
eral documents and went to the otfice
of Federal Attorney Hill. Hill laid
the matter before the state's attorney
and a search warrant for the Nemphos
Suffragets Burn Mansion.
London, July 22. A militant suffra
get "arson squad" early today set fire
to a large unaccupicd mansion' at Per
ry Bar. near Birmingham, and burned
it to the ground. Placards were post
ad in the vicinity bearing "Asquith is
to' blame," "Release Mrs. Pankaurst"
Louisiana, Hurried From
Vera Cruz, Reaches Her
Oklahoman Offers Resolution
for Intervention in Mex
ico After 30 Days. '
Washington, July 22. The battle
ship Louisiana, which sailed from
Vera Cruz under rush orders, haa ar-.
rived at Tuxpan, to protect Ameri
cans whose lives and property are en
dangered by fighting between federals
Representative Murray of Oklahoma,
(known as "Alfalfa Bill," introduced an,
elaborate set of resolutions today in
which he invites the senate to con
cur, in the direction of intervention in
Mexico, If order and peace is not re-'
stored within 30 days after President
Wilson issues a proclamation to that
effect. The resolutions characterize
Provisional President Huerta as a
"blackhanded murderer," and hia
regime as "founded upon treachery, du
plicity and murder."
FA I.I, I RKF. ACTION.
Senator Fall of New Mexico called
up his resolution for the protection
of American citizens in foreign coun
tries. It refers to conditions in Mex
ico. Chairman Bacon of the foreign re
lations committee demanded that It
be sent to that committee that Its
terms might be carefully weighed.
"Words are very serious things at
times," he said, "and this Is one of
Fall asked that it be passed at once,
asserting it was thoroughly under
stood by every senator.
Williams maintained, a citizen ot
the United States had no constitu
tional rights in foreign countries.
Amended, he thoughuch a resolu
tion ought to be passed "to strengthen
the arm of the secretary of state."
WORKS FOR CAVTION'.
Senator Works asked: "Are we no
prepared to declare this government
as set forth in this resolution, is pre
pared to give full protection to her
citizens in Mexico? Full protection
must necessarily mean if our citinens
in Mexico cannot be protected by dip
lomatic means we are prepared to
go to war with Mexico. I submit be
fore the senate makes a declaration
that the effect of the question should
be thoroughly and seriously consid
ered." In a 6tirring reply Fall said: "My
sole purpose throughout this and the
former administration has been to pre
vent war with Mexico."
QUITS ONE JOB ON BENCH,
HOPING TO LAND ANOTHER
Fcoria,. 111., July 22. Judge Leslie
D. Puterbaugh has sent his resignation
as judge of the Tenth circuit to Gov
ernor Dunne. He asks that the resig
nation become effective at such a time
as the governor may designate. Judge
Puterbaugh's action Is the result of
his candidacy for Justice of the su
preme court to take the place made
vacant by the resignation of Judge
John P. Hand.
RECORD SET AT
Chicago, 111., July 22. A world's
golfing record was established in elim
ination play of the amateur western
championship tournament today at the
Homewood Country club by E. P. Allis
of Milwaukee, Wis. The young man
holed out in one from the first tee.
Nthe first time recorded in the annals
of the game such a feat has been ac
complished at a distance of 290 yards.
The drive was perfect, according to ex
perts who said it would not have
rolled six inches further had it missed
"Chick" Evans, present western
champion, scored a two on the 18th
green, his brilliant work netting him
a 73. the best thus far in the tourna
ment J. D. Cady of Mollne and Will Mid
dleton of Davenport. Rock Island Ar
senal club entries in the western ama
teur golf championship contest open
ing yesterday at the Homewood Coun
try club, Chicago, failed In the qualify
ing round, and therefore are elimlnat- ,
ed from the match play. Cady return- !
ed a 90 and Mlddleton a 91. t
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