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SIXTY-SECOND' YEAR. NO. 241.
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1913, TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
California Senator Al
leges Abuse of Pow
er on Tariff Bill. .
DANGER IN PRECEDENT
Motives Believed Purest, But
Unclean Hands Might Pro
duce Serious Results.
Washington, July 24. Senator
Works of California, attacking the
tariff bill today, charged President
Wilson had exceeded hi constitution
al authority by aiding in framing the
bill and In "using his powerful influ
ence to have It passed In the form
Qpproved by him and known to have
He also assailed the democratic cau
ck, which he declared forced a sena
tor to "forego his own conscientious
ronvclons and Judgment and vote
with Ma party, or come lato disfavor
and tj branded as an apostate and
betrayer of his party."
Works did not doubt the president
had actb.t from the purest motives,
but he fared "this great power to
mould legislation might fall into un
worthy or Ueasonable hands, and that
revolution mjy follow and this benefi
cent government be disrupted."
WKKKft .11 1 KNTOH V.
In an effort to prove tariff reduc
tions In the new democratic bill bear
no relation to actual conditions of
competition, Sena.or Weeks of Mass
achusetts today rtid to the senators
an inventory of ft reign goods, sup
plies and furniture, also foods, they
were using about the tenate chamber.
Inkwells, he said, n.ade in Austria
and bone letter opentrs In France,
were purchased In England or Japan.
The stationery room, said the senator,
sold kn1vws-aidjens made In Engfand.
German razors used to shave senators
In the senate barber shops, wnd souve
nir postcards with pictures of Wash
ington's publlr buildings were sold in
the capitol with the Imprint of Ger
man manufacturers upon them.
M ATKHS FROM Kl ROI'B.
"Many mineral waters In the i-ioak
room are Imported from Europe," the
senator said. "The French vlchy vat
w bears the colors of France. Im
ported ginger ales are sold in the sen
ate restaurant. We are large produc
ers of matches In this country, and yet
If a senator wishes to light a cigar he
finds a safety match manufactured in
Sweden. A large number of dishes
served in the senate restaurant are
prepared from Imported articles, while
the same articles are produced in
large quantities in the United States."
The senator attacked the democratic
bill on the ground that It would not
relieve the cost of living, curb the
power of the trusts nor stimulate
Public Funeral of Unidentified
Dead at Binghampton
Binghampton. N. Y., July 24. State
and local authorities today'began an
Investigation of the circumstances
surrounding the fire at the factory of
the Binghampton Clothing company In
which at least fifty persons, mostly
girls, lost their lives.
A representative of the department
of labor, the state fire marshal, state
factory investigating commission and
the committee of safety of New York,
were present at today's Inquest con
ducted by Coroner Seymour of Whit
Workmen continued to search the
ruins today. Of the 23 bodies thus
far recovered, 21 were burned beyond
possibility of recognition. A public
funeral of the unidentified dead Is
planned for Sunday.
Of those Id hospitals four are not
expected to recover.
Thirty-four reported missing prob
ably are dead. Fifty-four survivors
have been accounted for.
Find $1,500 Pearl in Clam.
Maiden Rock. Wis.. July 24 In the
first clam picked out of a pailful gath
ered here today Louis Hall of this
place found a pearl valued at $1,500.
The gem weighed fifty-three grains.
It is of a creamy white and perfectly
$75,000 Fire In Odessa, Mo.
Odessa. Mo.. July 24. A fire that
started from an unknown cause in the
business section here early yesterday
destroyed five buildings, causing a
Ions estimated at $75,000. Among the
buildings burned were a opera-house
and a bank.
1 THE V EAT HER
forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, fcr
Rock Island, Davenpo.-t, M aline,
Fair tonight and probably Friday;
warmer Friday; light wind3.
Temperature at 7 a: m., CI. Highest
yesterday, S2. Lowest last night, 58.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., three
miles per hour.
Prec'pitation, .01 inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 42; at
7 a. m., 75.
Stage of water, 3.6; no change in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Jupiter. Mercury.
Morning stars: Saturn. Venus. Mars.
The brifrht star south of northeast,
near the horizon, about 9 p. m. Is.Al
pherat of constellation Andromeda.
WRONG PERSON IS
KILLED BY POLICE
Wife Murder Suspect Is Shortly
After Arrested Near Scene
of Fatal Shooting.
Newark, N. J.. July 24. William
Butler of Kenvil was shot and killed
today at Dover by a police officer, who
mistook him for William Corduan,
husband of a woman murdered Tues
day night at her home in Newark. Cor
duan was arrested shortly afterward
near .the scene of the shooting.
The police theory is that he killed
his wife, forcing a sharp rat-tail file
through the roof of her mouth Into
her brain. Corduan disappeared af
ter the murder and the police learned
he had gone to the house of a friend
near Dover race track.
According to the police they waited
outside the house and saw a man who
in. the darkness resembled Corduan.
They called to him to surrender, and
he whipped out a revolver and began
firing. Chief of Police Byram dred
three shots, and the man fell dead.
. Butler had a magazine revolver and
a bottle half filled with poison. His
presence in the vicinity thus equipped
presents a mystery in itself.
Wireless from An Arctic Cruiser
Hints at Safety of Schroe-der-Stranz.
Bremen, Germany, July 24. The
rescue of the missing German Arctic
explorer, Lieutenant Schroeder-Stranz,
was apparently Indicated by a wireless
dispatch received here yesterday from
the steamer Grosser Kurfeurst, wntcU
s cruising in Spitzbergen waters and
is due at Tro'msoe Friday.
The message says: "Dr. Robitzsch,
of the Gerfflat observatory at Cross
Bay. came on board yesterday at Moel-
ler bay and made important communi
cations about Schroeder-Stranz. Help
has been received. A detailed report
will be sent by wireless from Trom
soe." From previous reports It was
known that four members of the Ger
man expedition had died after great
privations and U was believed that
Lieutenant Schroeder-Stranz and ten
others also had perished. Captain
Ritscher returned alone to Advent bay
early in the year after a terrible over
land journey and reported that a dis
aster had occurred.
A Norwegian relief expedition was
sent out but failed to find the missing
men. The Scflroeder-Stranz expedi
tion was composed of 11 Germans and
five Norwegians. They started for the
north in June, 1512, on board the ship
None of the members of the expedi
tion had any Arctic experience.
ALUS HAS A LEAD
ON CHAMP EVANS
Chicago. 111., July 24. "Ned" Allis
of Milwaukee, Wis., was three up on
Champion "Chick" Evans at the end
of the first IS holf-s In the third round
in the wes'ern amateur golf cham
pionship at Hcmewood today.
UMPIRE SUES FOR
St. Louis. Mo.. July 24. Umpire
"Jack" McNulty has brought suit
against the Federal league baseball
club of St. Louis and Manager "Jack"
O'Conner for $35,000 damages because
cf a punch in the face O'Conner gave
him on the grounds June 20. , He al
leges his injuries, prevent him earning
a living as umpire. '
MOVE MADE FOR UNIFORM
LAW COVERING MARRIAGE
Washington, D. C, July 24. A con
stitutional amendment to empower
congress to establish uniform laws on
the subject of marriage and divorce in
the Vnited States and provide penal
ties for violation th?rfcf was today
prcpor ed in a Joint resolution by Rep-
j resentsUTe Edmonds of Pennsylvania,
TO PUT DOWN
Alpena, Mich., Sheriff
Wires to Governor Ask
ing for Protection.
LATTER GOES TO SCENE
Officers Guarding Property Are
Attacked by Miners and
Several Are Hurt.
Lansing, Mich., July 24. The gov
ernor's office this afternoon received
a message from the sheriff at Calumet,
Mich., stating he was in the hands of
a mob cf SCO men and that another
mob of 500 was on the way to Calu
met from Almeek, a small mining town
Calumet, Mich., July 24. Governor
Ferris In a message stated he was pre
pared to come to the copper country
and take personal charge on the first
intimation of serious trouble. Five
hundred Almeek strikers marched
through Calumet at noon to headquar
ters. Many were armed with clubs,
but there was no further disorder.
Cay City, Mich., July 24. Governor
Ferris, on his way to Alpena, but
delayed here by a train wreck, said
today he would not grant the sheriff's
request for troops in the copper mine
strike district unless, as a last re
sort, to protect lives. He said he 1
believed the sheriff's message was
The governor said he would take the
matter up with the Michigan national
guard officials and would probably
send a man to Calumet as his personal
representative to advise him regard
ing the exact conditions.
"I will not send troops except as a
last resort, to protect lives and prop
erty and men whu desire to work,"
njuM'hu governor' " ' '-"T ""
The governor telegraphed Sheriff
Crune to see that the liquor laws are
Lansing. Mich., July 24. Adjutant
General Vandercook received instruc
tions from Governor Ferris to have
everything ready for the calling out
of troops if the situation demanded.
Calumet, Mich., July 24. Strike vio
lence occasioned by yesterday's walk
out of miners in this district grew
beyond control of Sheriff Crune to
day. He wired Governor Ferris ask
ing that state troops be despatched
to maintain order. Local militia com
panies were ordered to hold them
selves in readiness, pending word from
the governor, who, it is understood,
is on his way to Alpena from Lansing.
At the Calumet and Hecla property
shortly before noon, 300 men armed
with steel drills, clubs and -stones,
with a few of them displaying and fir
ing revolvers, divested of their stars
all the deputies stationed at the No.
2 conglomerate shaft of the company.
The strikers then moved to the Hecla
branch mine and repeated their tactics.
Several men were badly beaten and
sent to hospitals in the fights that
developed. Strikers also visited all
surface plants of companies that had
At noon tie disturbance ceased tem
porarily. George Danblom was badly
beaten and may die. Chief Engineer
Unsworth of the Superior mine house
was cut, about the throat. Chief Beck
of the Calumet and Hecla police was
beaten last night, but, has recovered.
TIB-IP IS COMPLETE.
Stamp mills as well as mines were
shut down in the Lake Superior cop
per district today because of the min
ers strike. Tne tie-up was complete
with the exception of smelters, some
of which have enough mineral on
hand to operate a week or more.
The Calumet and Hecla conglomer
ate shaft closed last night when the
strikers prevented the men going to
work. The Franklin and Hancock
mines worked yesterday, but did not
last evening. A large body of strikers
attacked several loyal employes of the
Calumet and Hecla and Tamarack
mines with stones, and a number were
A mining captain at the No. 2
cage house of the Calumet and Hecla
prevented a body of strikers taking
possession by drawing guns. This
morning strikers gathered about the
shafts to keep men with dinner pails
away. Many deputies were sworn in
and it is believed they can control the
situation for the present at least It
Is understood the mining companies
will make no effort to reopen the
Boston, Mass., Ju".y 24. Officials of
the Calumet and Hecla and Copper
Range companies declined to discuss
the Michigan mine strike, althougn
they admitted there were disquieting
advices of riot
Another Adjournment Forced.
Washington, D. C, July .24. The
house again adjourned todav because
i ef the filibustering tactics ct republi-
j can Leader JJa.no.
y? r srojsais one day- a bjnchx
' S3. .
A WALL STORY
Latter Shouts From His Seat He
Is Growing Tire dof Tes
timony of Accused.
Washington. D. C, July 2 4. The
senate committee expects to conclude
the examination of Mulhall this week.
JThe house committee will open hear
ings ne.it Monday. "Mulhall will be
the first witness. ...
February 3, 1910, Mulhall wrote
John Kirby, Jr., about the fight on
Cannon, and added: "Mr. Slierman
confidentially stated to me that Pres
ident Taft is now being made aware
of the many good things our associa
tion has done for the republican party
in the last several years, and he as
sured me the president would not
press any labor bill at this session of
Feb. .7 Mulhall wrote Schwedtman
that the eight-hour bill rested in the
labor subcommittee of the house and
that there was no danger. He wrote
Kirby on the same subject: "Gardner
named the subcommittee as Emery
and I agreed. It now, consists of
Yreeland, Madison and Allen, repub
licans, and Rainey and CovingtorJ
Senator Cummins today added hi
denial to the statements of Mulhall.
In a Tetter to President Kirby of the
manufacturers, Mulhall told of meet
ing Cummins in May, 1910 and going to
the rocm of the late Senator Dol'.iver
where they talked about a speech to
be made in the house by Kendall of
Icwa. Cummins denied this statement.
"I have no recollection of teeing Mul
hall or speaking to him on any sub
ject, but I am not prepared to say I
have not," said Cummins. "But it is
certain I did not have any conversa
tion with him about a speech Kendall
was to make on the eight-hour bill. I
certainly never went to Dolliver's
room with him, and never had any con
versation with him there."
Mulha'.l shouted: "I'm getting tired
of ihese denials."
"I don't care whether you are get
ting tired or not. It makes no differ
ence to me. If jch don't tell tho
truth, I am goin to deny it", replied
Under a sharpfire of questions Mul
hall testied he didn't know where
Dolliver's room was. Mulhall had
written that he and Cummins retired
to a "private room to confer".
"The jjoom then'occupied by Dolliver
was a single room", observed Cum
mins. "I don't care to cross-examine
the witness further".
Mulhall declared no intention of im
plying that Cummins had done any.
thing wren?. The senator replied he
was not making explanations because
he believed himself involved in any
way, but because he thought Mulhall'E
statemen's were inaccurate. Mulhall
said the manufacturers opposed Cum
mins because he was in favor of the
eight-hour bill, and declared the asso
ciation "chased Cummins all over
Mulhall told the committee he and
Emery and ethers had a "secret room"
in the basement in the house side of
the camtol, where they conferred and
made long distance telephone calls.
He said the room was furnished by
Representative McDermott of Illinois.
Representative Watscn has been re
leased from a subpoena. If he desires
j Watson will be beard by the conjmit
1 tee later.
CAT AND THE MICE
PARENTS LOSE 4
CHILDREN IN DAY
Three Bitten by Rattlesnake
and Another Falls Into
Eiver and Drowns.
Knoxville, Tenn., July 24. Three
children of Mr. and Mrs. John Cooper
of Townsend, Tenn., were fatally bit
ten by rattlesnakes yesterday and
while Mrs. Cooper sought for them
an infant she placed near the bank
of a stream fell into the water and
drowned. Funeral services 'for the
four took place today.
All RUTH IflHTII
Earl Horsely Killed and Two
Friends Injured When Ma
chine Turns Over.
Galesburg, 111., July 24. Earl Horse
ly, editor of the Elmwood Gazette,
was killed; Gilbert Holliday injured In
ternally, and Gilford Humphrey re
ceived a broken wrist, when an auto
mobile containing five men, all resi
dents of Elmwood, turned over be
tween Elmwood and Farmington early
POLICE HEAD OFF
A BLAZE BY SUFS
Glasgow, Scotland, July 24. Miss
Margaret Morrison and a young worn
an who refused to give her name were
arrested today as they were about to
set fire to a large unoccupied man
sion, at one time the residence of the
late Sir John Muir, lord provost. At
tention of the police was attracted to
tfae house this morning. Inside they
found a woman standing with a match
in hand in front of some piles of com
bustibles. Shortly 'afterward Miss
Morrison descended a chimney, In
which she had hidden. She was cov
ered with soot. A quantity of suffraget
literature was found. ,
Doncabter, Eng., July 24. Whil'5
Premier Asquith was on Ins way to
the town ha.l of Morley, Yorkshire, to
receive the freedom cf the city, Miss
Key-Jones, suffraget, sprang onto the
step of the premier's automobile,
shouting: "Stop torturing women, you
scoundrel!" She tr-d to pull Asquiti
from his seat, but the police dragged
BURLESON BACKED UP IN
PARCEL EXTENSION PLAN
Washington, D. C, July 24 Sup
porting Postmaster General Burleson
In his proposed extension of the par
cel post law Keprcsentative Lewis,
one of the authors of the parcel post
law, today declared that sooner or
later the government must take over
the transportation cf all parcels up to
Case Under Advisement.
Chicago, 111., July 24. Federal Mas
ter Morrison tcok under advisement
today a salt to restrain the Chicago
butter and egg board from publishing
quotations on the market, which It la
claimed are arbitrarily made. A de
cision is expected in September.
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CAFE DANCE HELD
GIRL SLAVE MART
Chicago Aldermen Told That
Resort Owners Seek Re
cruits in Restaurants.
Chicago, July 24. The restaurant
tango was' denounced yesterday by the
official censor of Chicago's morals.
Major M. L. C. Funkhouser, second
deputy superintendent of police. He
condemned it as the most injurious in
fluence to which young men and girla
"It is the worst feature in connec
tion with restaurant dancing," he
said. "Of course, the tango proper is
danced reputably, but what we see in
the restaurants and cafes is the tango
improper. It becomes extremely vul
gar if it is not watched closely.
This dance is doing more injury
to the young people of Chicago than
any one other influence. It is abso
lutely demoralizing them. As for all
kinds of dancing, it ought to be pro
hibited in all restaurants and cafes,
especially that permitted in downtown
restaurants from 3 to 6 in the after
noon. Motners report tnat tnelr young
daughters are spending their time in
"Go to 'Smiley Corbett's and you
will find a tango going on with doz
ens of young girls there. Or go across
the street .o the Sherman. You'll find
it there." '
He made these statements in re
sponse to a request for his opinion on
Mayor Harrison's ordinance regulat
ing cabarets aid prohibiting restaur
ant dancing. It was requested by a
subcommittee of the council commit
tee on license composed of Aldermen
Jacob A. Hey. Felix B. Janovsky and
James I). Bowler.
"I'm in favor of regulating the cab
arets," said Janovsky, "but I don't see
why the council should atop dancing.'
"That's all right if the dancers are
all over 24 years old," answered Major
Funkhouser, quickly, "but are you go
ing to permit It when girls of 16, 17
and IS are allowed to dance in this
way? That's where the women of the
town get young girls. If you want to
get a stomach ache come up to my of
fice and I'll give you something to
Alderman Bowler asked if the res
taurants would not require bar per
mits for dancers where liquor la sold
even if they took out dance hall, li
' "It isn't only the dances where
liquor is sold that are bad," said Leon
Hornstein, assistant corporation coun
sel. "The mayor sent us some reports
asking for an opinion of his power to
revoke dance hall licenses and those
reports showed that procurers and pro
curesses were present at the dances
and that women were soliciting there
that they went there for that pur
pose." The members of the committee
agreed to take up the subject again
with Major Funkhouser and will not
have a report ready tor the license
committee when it meets today.
TRAFFIC COPS IN
Indianapolis. Ind. July 24. Shirt
sleeves and white duck caps are to
replace the heavy helmet and blue
coat of traffic policemen. White roll
collars and black bow ties will be
worn with shirt waists.
Proposals Are Discussed
at Capital, but Not ;
URGING BY AMERICANS
Constitutionalists Favor Holding
Country by Arms Until
j After An Election. ,
Eagle Pass, Texas, July 24. Con
stitutionalists' headquarters at Pisdraa
Negras today officially announced the
capture of Torreon, Mexico, by con ;
stitutionalists. Fifteen hundred pris
oners and 20 cannons fell into their
hands. . ;
Washington, D. C, July 24. Discus
sion of the Mexican situation today
turned toward proposals that the Unit- ,
ed States act as mediator, while elec
tions are hell and a constitutional
"Who will guarantee the honesty of
the election? The oiriy guarantee wa
can have is to take posseaslon of tha
government by arms, put in a provi
sional president and hold elections
when the country is pacified. Elec
tions with most of the country in
arms would be Impossible."
This was the answer of constitu
tionalist representatives here today to
reports that mediation was about to
be undertaken through 'the office of
the United States.
"I have had many letters and there
has been much talk among senators
about mediation, but we recognise all
depends on the attitude of the factions
in Mexico. We would have to be in
vited to mediate, but we could not
exercise any authority," said Senator
Bacon as he left the White house to
day. -"Thc-crrtef point about all this'
discussion ia that it shows how .
anxious the American people are for
a peaceful solution of the trouble
in Mexico." -
The senator said as far as he knew
no formal recommendation for medi
ation was being considered by the
president and the matter had only
reached the stage of discussion.
TO REMAIN KBl'TRA!.
, President Wilson has decided that
no faction in the present Mexican r&v
olutiou shall obtain arms or ammuni
tion from the United States and that
neutrality must be observed in its
strictest sense. This interpretation of
the neutrality laws was decided upon
after conferences with Senator Bacon
and Representative Flood, chairmen
of the two congressional committees
on foreign relations. While the Mex
ican rebels have been getting no arm I
heretofore, the developments mean
that the JIuerta administration will
be deprived of the privilege previously
given the Madero government, and
that the United Stat.es will treat all
sides alike .in the present dispute.
The situation was precipitated by the
recent complaints of the constitution
alists and their sympathizers in this
country that if the United States did
not virtually assist, the Huerta govern
ment by selling it munitions of war a
termination of hostilities, would ba
SECOND FIRE FOR
SING SING PRISON
Ossinlng, N. Y., July 24. Another
fire in Sing Sing prison today gave
mutinous convicts a chance for more
riotous demonstrations. The blaze
started ia the clothing shop and the
prison fire brigade extinguished the
blaze after 'a hard fight. It was the
second fire this week, notwithstanding
the fact that guards were doubled
since $150,000 property was burned
two days ago. Although generally be
lieved the fires were started by con
victs, the warden is unable to place
the blame. During the progress ot
the fire 1,000 prisoners locked in cells
raised a chorus of yells. The men
working in the clothing shop marched
out in good order. .
The warden locked up 200 of the
worst offenders. Sixty of them will
be sent to Auburn tomorrow and the
rest will.be transferred In a day ol
two later. The incorrigibles belong t
the knitting gang. One hundred em
ployes of the shbe shop struck and
told the warden they would not work
unless the members of the knitting
gang, were released. They were
ITALIAN LAKE DISTRICT
Milan, Italy July 24. The entire
.."a. Z . .
during we nig wra wu.w uy
rinc nurncanes i
ou. The effect of the storms have
been felt throughout Italy, where the
temperature has fallen considerable