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IXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 248.
SATURDAY. AUGUST 2, 1913. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENrrS.
U. S. AGENTS
Employ Name of Attorney
MEXICAN IS VICTIM
Former Governor of Campeche
Mulcted of $500 at
New Orleans, La., Aug. 2. The two
department of Justice agents and the
representative of Governor Carranza
of Mexico, arrested last night charged
with lilackniail, still were detained to
day, and another arrest is expected
noon. Local agents of the government
are trying to ascertain whether Em
manuel Brito, former governor of the
Mexican state of Campeche, is want
ed In Mexico on the. charge of murder.
MAKR I hi OK TKI.K(iRIM.
A telegram purporting to come from
Attorney General McKeynolds, various
ly declared "fake" and genuine, in
which it requested that Iirito be ar
rested, was the medium through
which detectives say It. G. Mattehws.
i-peclal agent of the department of ,
Justice, J. L. Mott, his assistant, and !
Ernesto Fernandez, Carranclsto envoy j
got Urito to puy to Matthews toQ
with pretense that Urito be protected
The arresting officers .say they saw
the money, which was marked, pass
from Urito to Matthews.
np.i.n witiioit ntn..
Former Governor Brito of Campeche,
Mexico, was arrested here today by
the federal authorities nnH hdH u H )i .
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robbery preferred by tie existing Mex
Brito admitted he had killed two
representatives of.Uu.ta. who, he
said, wei (! TJ'iVMf W tlrnQ. hTffi Illegal
ly, during the revolution.
MAKIXCJ IVYKSTICS tTIOX.
Washington, D. C., Aug. 2. Chief
Bielaskl, of the bureau of investiga
tion, today dispatched a special agent
to New Orleans to Investigate a black
mail case. Special Agent Matthews,
ne of the men under arrest, had in
Ills possession, said Bielaskl, a bona
fide telegram from Attorney General
McReynoIds for the arrest of a cer
tain persons, the identity of whom
the department declines to reveal at
J. L. Mott, also under arrest. Is
employed to watch shipments of arms
and ammunition designed for Mexico.
The departent will take no action until
the special agent reports.
GOVERNOR DUNNE IS
PLEASED WITH SIXTH
State Exectiuve. Reviews Regi
ment at Camp Lincoln
Last Day of Duty.
Srringflehl. 111.. Aug. .'..Members
of ;he Sixth Regiment, I. N. G.. which
concludes its week cf encampment at
Camp Lincoln today, made a favorable
Impression on Governor Dunne yes
terday when he visited rami). The
governor arrived at the camp groun J
at 4 o'clock In the afternoon, accom-
panted by Mrs. In nne. The gover
nor s review of the refitment t03k
rla. p nt R-15 in th narad.. hu-h
fol'owod. instead of returning directly
to t'aeir positions in front of the com-
pany tents, the battalions, after march
ing srouad the field, moved dnvn the
Plight ravine, which divides the camp
NEW WAY TO OUST JUDGES
Congressman Would Change Consti
tution to Effect Reform.
Washington. II. ('.. Aug. " A con
stitutional amendment proposed in the
house yesterday by Representative
Hull of Tennece provides that con
press shall have power to abolish any
Inferior federal court and remove a
Judee of any such court from office
by resolution If the resolution is con
curred In by two-thirds of both houses.
TAKES POWER FOR
ILL FROM BANKERS
Washington. Aug. 2. In a circular
letter to the country bankers issued
tcday Chairman Owen of the senate
banking committee, enumerated what
re considered the advantage to them
i Glass-Owen currency Mil and,
It relieved banking business
iro:n control or na:r a aczn -very me roaa. ueorge l . lade, son-in-rmbitlcus
gentlemen who could today , law of J. J. Hill, and now third vice
'hake this country to its foundation j president, will become first Tlce pres
t.v panics whenever they pleased." J ideat
THE WEATHER Jj
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline
Fair tonight and Sunday, warmer
tonight; light variable winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 64. High
est yesterday, 92; lowest last night,
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 2 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 30; at
7 a. m., 75.
Stage of water, 4.7, a fall of .1 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mercury. Jupiter.
Morning stars: Saturn. Venns. Mars.
Planet Mercury In conjunction with
the moon 2:10 p. m.
LIKE THE DAYS OF
OLD AT SARATOGA
Great Racing Crowd Assembles
for the First Time in
LID APPARENTLY IS LIFTED
Sheriff Gives Assurance, However,
Anti-Gambling Law Will Be
Saratoga, X. Y., Aug. 2. For the
first time in four years the streets of
Saratoga today were filled with their
eld time crowd, here for the opening
cf the racing season. With hotels al-
eady overflowing, as special trains
bringing additional crowds every" hour.
the attendance promised to break a'.l
records. Every box in the grand
stand was Eold in advance. The track
has been idle since 1909.
WHISK BROOM I. A MR.
The crowd was disappointd by the
prospect that Whisk Broom II. the
new world's record smasher, would
take no part in the day's racing. He
has gone badly lame recently and it
is improbable he will race again this
year. The sheriff assured Governor
Sulzer the anti-gambling law will be
DDfllfllDP nri nimnTn
Washington, Aug. 2. The indorse
ment given Frank KelHher for post
master at Spneca, 111., by Ie O'Neil
Browne of Ottawa may prove his un
doing, although Kelliher has been
nominated by the president and con
firmed by the senate. Senator Lewis
said the postmaster general informed
him an investigation would be made
into the political relationship between
Mr. Kelliher and Mr. Browne be
cause of Mr. Browne's support of
William Lorlmer for a senatorshlp.
It is the intention of the administra
tion, Mr. Lewis has been informed,
not to make any appointments that
could be traced to Mr. Browne's in
fluence. If it is found that Mr. Kel.i-
her has 'he proper indorsements the
support give him by Mr. Browne may
be overlooked and a commission issued
to him. Meantime the commission is
HAS DOUBLE MISHAP;
AVIATOR NEAR DEATH
Chicago. Aug. 2 Lloyd Thompson,
the aviator, had a narrow escape from
death today on the Cicero aviation
field. In the presence of a few friends
he attempted to break the altitude
record. When he reached 2.000 feet
he discovered the propeller was be
coming loose, which necessitated stop-
I p,rg tne pnPine. A second later he
i attempted to volplane to ground, and
found the steering apparatus failed to
work. Retaining his nerve he suc-
! CPpde'1 in descending by using his
j bo1-v ln sleaJ'lng the machine, which
""- lu,ueu over several tunes
PICKS INDIAN FOR
Washington, D. C. Aug. 2. The
president today withdrew the nomina
tion of Adam Patterson of Oklahoma,
a negro, as registrar of the treasury,
and appointed Gabe Parker of Okla
homa, an Indian.,
CL0UGH SUCCEEDS ELLIOTT
Work of Northern Pacific President,
But Not Title, His.
New York. Aug. 2. William . R.
Cloush, first vice president and a
member of the executive committee,
is to be the successor of Howard
Elliott as head of the Northern Pa
cific railway, according to authorita
tive announcement in Wall street.
Instead of being president he will
be chairman of the board of direc
tors, a new position soon to be cre
ated, following the example set by
the New York. New Haven and Hart
ford in methods of railroad ad rain is-
The office of president will be filled.
! it was said, by J. M. Hannaford. now
second vice president, whose duties
win oe connnea to the operation of
THE FATE OF
Springfield Man Found in
Dying Condition in Of
fice of Dentist.
HAD A TOOTH PULLED
Said That He Drank Quart of
Whisky to Deaden the
Springfield, 111., Aug. 2. A search
ing inquiry is being made by Coroner
Rhodes to determine the cause of the
mysterious death last night of A. T.
Kammerer, a prominent young drug
gist of this city, who, in good health,
yesterday went to the office of Dr. R.
G. Hunn to have a tooth pulled.
SAYS HE TOOK WHISKY.
Hunn still insists Kammerer drank
a quart of whisky before the tooth
was pulled. He admits he pulled the
tooth while the druggist was lying on
Asked why he denied Kammerer was
in his office when friends inquired
Hunn said lie wanted Kammerer to
get over the effects of the stimulant.
When Mrs. Kammerer appeared, the
dentist told her her husband was not
there. She caught a glimpse of his
hat and coat and immediately demand
ed to be admitted to the office. On
the floor in a back room she found
her husband unconscious. He was
taken home and given medical treat
ment, but died later.
FOl.MU NO WHISKY'.
The coroner says the examination
of the stomach 'failed to reveal the
presence of whiskey. A chemical anal
ysis is being made. The inquest will
be held Monday.
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VOTES WITH FEET
Chicago, Aug. 2. Miss Kitty Smith,
who is armless, marked her ballot
with her foot when she voted today in
the first election held in Maywood, a
suburb, under the new suffrage law-
She is founder of a home for crippled
AMERICAN SYNDICATE NEW
FOE OF STANDARD OIL CO.
London, Aug. 2. Direct competition
for the Standard Oil company by a
powerful American syndicate is prom
ised In a pending deal whereby the
syndicate will obtain what are known
as the Pearson oil fields in Mexico.
It is planned to build a great fleet
of tank steamships to convey the
product of the wells to ports on the
Gulf of Mexico to furnish crude oil
oil to gas companies.
THREE QUARTER MILLION
FIRE LOSS AT BANGOR. PA.
Bangor, Pa , . Aug. 2. Fire which
Thusday night threatened to destroy
the business district was extinguished
yesterday. The plant of S. Flory com
pany, manufacturers of farming imple
ments, stationary engines and mould
ings; the mill and grain elevator
of the Flory Milling company, and
one dwelling were destroyed. The
total loss is $750,000. The S. Flory
company did special work for concerns
jail over the country and the patterns
for this work were completely destroy
ed. The patterns alone were valued
at $200,000. The plant was located
here when Bangor was a speck on the
map. Six hundred are temporarily out,
PICKPOCKETS MAKE MARK
OF AMBASSADOR WILSON
New York, Aug. 2. While Ambassa
dor Wilson of Mexico escorted two
women friends to a train in the Penn
sylvania station yesterday, pickpockets
relieved him of his purse and some
visiting cards. There is no intimation
that the theft was the work of anyone
seeking secret papers in the ambassa
Home to Be Art Gallery.
Decatur, 111.. Aug. 2. The home
of the late Mrs. Anna B. Millikin,
wife of the founder of the James MiHi
kln university, is to become an art
gallery and museum, according to the
reported terms of the will of the De
catur benefactor. It is provided that
the home In which the Milllkins lived
for so many years shall not be torn
down, but shall be kept by the trus
tees as a place of instruction and ex
hibition In art. Further report Is
that all of Mrs
( estate goes to the trustees.
to be used ln
tne maintenance and.afterthe blast. One of the men res -
i aii'tuea esumaiea mere were 36 men
pictures and other works of art in the ' working when the explosions occurred,
home gt to the trustees, and thej- J. Is reported Superintendent Lawrence
are to remain part of the art gallery, t is among the dead.
THE PLEASURE IS NOT ALL THE
BLOCKADE IN ORE
Five Hundred Men Strike, De
manding Change to Pre
Superior, Wis., Aug. 2. Enraged
over the accident of Thursday even
ing when two of their fellows lost
their lives and several others were
.taues ore docks. it V6 Superior,
have been on strike sTnce tw accident
and refused to Resume workntil con
ditions, which they claim caused the
accident, are removed or corrected..
xesieruay eleven trains or ore
reached the dock and as. meny more
arrived today, and it is a question when
I the mines will have to shut tiown for
want of cars.
Seven ore boats are
waiting to be filled, and many more
are due in the next 48 hours. Steps
will be taken today to organize the
strikers into a union. i
CUP OF MONEY GIVEN
TO PITCHER JOHNSON
Washington, D. C, Aug. 2. Walter
Johnson had a field day of his own to
day at the American league park.
Thousands jammed the stands to see
the pitcher receive a mammoth loving
cup filled with money contributed by
admirers.' President Wilson will ar
range his engagements so he will be
able to attend the game.
TWO KILLED BY TRAIN IN
A CROSSING ACCIDENT
Fairdale, 111., Aug. 2. George Up
stone, aged 40, and Andrew L. Mat
thews, age 28, wealthy Dekalb county
farmers, were killed yesterday after
noon when the carriage in which they
were riding was struck, by a train.
FINE STOCK FARM NEAR
' ELGIN DAMAGED BY FIRE
Elgin, 111., Aug. 2. Fire' today
caused $30,000 damage to the Durham
Stock Farm, one of the largest In the
middle west, seven miles south of
here. It is believed to have been
started by a lighted match dropped in
a barn stored with hay. Two hundred
and fifty citizens of the town of
Wayne, seven miles from here, formed
a bucket brigade and prevented the
flames from spreading.
Pottsville, Pa., Aug. 2. A large
number of anthracite mine workers
are reported killed in an explosion at
c D I.. : j . - i ..
i bai DiwuKktuc mine 11 lower inv.
I 23 miles from here. Ectimate. of fh
dead are as high as 52.
Two bodies were recovered.
ers reported finding five others, and
no sign of life In the mine. The flre-
boss was taken out. fatairv hi.m.H
oeven ooaies were recovered soon
EYE M GEMS
Jewelry Worth $12,000,
000 or IV! ore VV orn at .
IS A NEWPORT EVENT
Recent Robberies Fail to Pre
vent Lavish Display of Evi
dences of Wealth.
Newport, R. I., Aug- 2. Notwith
standing the nervousness which has
been manifest among society leaders
over the safety of their jewels since
the recent big robbery at Narragan
sett Pier, the display of gems at tha
"Mother Goose" ball at Crossway's,
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Stuy
vesant Fish last night was one of the
most notable seen in the colony here.
VAl.l'E BE VOX D ESTIMATE.
Gems worn by the 50 guests were
beyond estimate of value. One matron
fought it a conservative appraisal to
Bay tliey probably were worth $12,-
000,000. The Fish estate was sur
rounded by police and scores of plain
clothes men mingled with the guests
during the night's festivities.
HOTEL SUICIDE IN
Chicago, 111., Aug. 2. Mrs. Alice
Church, aged 50, divorced wife of
Bert Church, general superintendent
of the Sinclair Packing company at
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, whose body was
found in a hotel yesterday, committed
suicide while temporarily insane, ac
cording to the verdict of the coroner's
jury today. Church testified hi3 wife
had been mentally unbalanced since
the death of a child two years ago and
had twice attempted to end her lite.
He separated by agreement from his
wife and did not contest her suit for
divorce, said Church. A letter ad
dressed to the husband was read at
the inquest. In it she told of visiting
a Chicago cemetery and said, "We
will want another stone soon". It
was signed "Lovingly, Alice."
CAN'T HOLD OTHER PLACES
State Employes Not Permitted to Draw
Pay From Two Sources.
Springfield, 111.. Aug. 2. The state
civil service commission issued an
order yesterday forbidding civil serv
ice employes to hold outside positions
while on the state pay roll. The com
mission announced three lists of eli-
Igibles for 3tats employment:
Kindergarten Teacher Selma Juer
gens and Rosanna Duderstatft, Lin
coln; Buelah F. Jeffries, Oak Park.
Elevator Men William Baker, WU-
1 Ham Bowers. Thomas Kendrick, Kelly 1
E. Roe and Jeptha B
Laundryman A. W.
Jones, all of
GIVEN A WEEK TO
Intimated That Troops Will Be
Withdrawn from Copper
Strike Zone Soon.
Calumet, Mich., Aug. 2. There is
increased activity in copper mining
operations today as a sequel to an in
timation conveyed to the operators
from stale sources that another week
might end the participation of troops
in the strike situation. All men ap
plying for work were given tasks of
some sort in order to hold their in
terest until actual mining is attempt
ed. There were fouT arrests in the early
hours for a.leged intimidation, in
cluding Victor Brander of Duluth,
said to be an organizer of the West
ern Federation of Miners. The con
tinued absence of extended rioting,
and the fact that the annual tour of
duty of the Michigan troops takes the
men fro mtheir usual vocations, were
factors in ' determining the state au
thorities to limit the stay of the sol
diers. Another Item and probably of grenter
Importance, however, is the expense
the administration is put to in main
taining the camps.
This is pay day for the troops and
approximately $60,000 was paid out in
the strike Zone. Some of the mining
companies ' also settled accounts for
the first three weeks of July.
Lansing, Mich., Aug. 2. The follow
ing telegram was received at the
executive office, from Chairman Rick
ard of the strikers' committee, at
Calumet: "Have noted the mine op
erators' reply to your request for a
Joint conference. Were their claims
true, they should welcome submitting
matters in dispute to a joint confer
ence, with your excellency as arbitra
tor. The striking miners urge, you to
invesigate in person and assist in
bringing the industrial dispute to an
NO HIDDEN MOTIVE
IN ASKING FOR CASH
Washington, Aug. . 2. Secretary
Bryan today vigorously, disclaimed
that his request for $100,000 appropri
ation for bringing destitute Americans
out of Mexico had any connection with
any policy the administration may en
volve in dealing with the Mexican sit
uation. "Statements attempting put
a scarehead construction upon the re
quest are entirely without excuse," he
ACCUSED WOMAN, FREED;
PROMISES JUDGE VOTE
Chicago, Aug. 2. "God bless you.
Judge; you'll get my vote," said Mary
Mackey to Municipal Judge Geramill
yesterday afternoon. The words were
spoken immediately after the judge
had discharged her.
Yesterday morning Mary was found
sleeping in a vacant lot. She could
not tell Policeman McCarthy why she
did not go to her home at 6121 South
May street, so ne arrested her.
"I have been working in Laporte,
Ind., as a seamstress," she told Judge
Gemmill, "and I think I worked too
"Don't yoa think that something be
sides overwork catfsed you to pick out
the sleeping quarters that you did?"
asked the Judge. She admJtt
IS GIVEN IN
A CIVIL WAR
Castro, Back in Venezue
la, Takes Town and
ISSUES A STATEMENT
Family Deny Presence In South,
Saying He Is Still ic
Caracas, Aug. 2. It Is reported here
today that all the Venezuelan govern
ment officials at Cora, state of Falcon,
were surprised by former President
Castro and killed or taken prisoners.
ARMY TO CHlH HIM.
An overwhelming government army
has been prepared and is ready to
inarch with the intention of crushing
Castro. In a proclamation dated at
Coro, July 27, Castro says:
"War has become inevitable. I de
clare myself in a campaign against
Juan Gomez, whose treason and usur
pation of power since 190S has become
a real catastrophe, calling me from
citnir. EXTP.rsn wings.
"Crime extends its horrible wings
over the whole of Venezuela. The
crazy and ferocious Gomez bears on
his forehead the eternal mark of a
traitor. Heroic Venezuela calls me to
re-vindicate her rights."
IX GERMANY, FAMILY SAYS.
Teneriffe, Canary Islands, Aug. 2.;
Members of the family of Clpriann
Castro today expressed greatest sur
prise at the news published here re
garding the former dictator's invasion
of Venezuela, and declared emphatical
ly that Castro at present is in Ger
many. It is generally believed here.
however, that Castro completed all
plans for bringing on a revolution in
Venezuela and it Is even rumored he
is aided by a cerfanVJiower.
JACKSON AGAIN TOPS
TY COBB IN BATTING
Chicago, Aug. 2. According to un
official batting averages Jackson of
Cleveland Increased his lead this week
to .408, while Cobb dropped back to
.396. The Cleveland man has played
in 93 games and Cobb in only 69. Mc
Donald of Boston continues to- lead
the National league w ith .371. Pitch
ing records show Wagner of Brooklyn
as the only undefeated hurler in the
National league, with two games to
his credit, though he has taken part in
eleven. Humphries of Chicago, and
Demaree of New York are tied with
9 won and t lost. Matthewson of
New York Is next with 18 victories
and 5 defeats. Marquard of New York
is fifth, with 14 wins and 5 defeats.
Boehling of Washington, a leader of
the American league, has 11 victories
and one defeat.
new model trousers
rival to Slit skirt
Sandusky, Ohio, Aug. 2. The slit
skirt has a rival in the slit trousers
sprung by 22 members of the Inter
national Custom Cutters' association
concluding its annual mid-summer out
ing at Cedar Point, an outlying sum
mer resort, yesterday. The idea Is
accredited to Frank B. Kelly, a Mil
P0NTIAC CHIEF IS NAMED
John A. Kerrins of Chatsworth to
Springfield, 111., Aug. 2. Governor
Dunne announced the appointment of
one state penal Institution superin
tendent and the members of a commis
sion authorized by the legislature. The
Superintendent State Reformatory at
Pontlac John A. Kerrins, Chatsworth,
to succeed R. A. Russel of Blooming
ton. Members of Fort Edwards Monu
ment Commission Louis Lamer and
P. Dalian, Warsaw; C. J. Schofleld,
Carthage; J. M. Hungali, Laharpe; W.
J. Franklin, Macomb.
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 2. Amid
the roar of cannon, clanging of bells,
and tooting of whistles, Edward Pay
son Weston completed his tramp of
more than 1,500 miles, from New
York city here today. The aged
pedestrian, by changing his plans after
leaving the metropolis, has added 100
miles to the original schedule, and has
walked 1,646 miles, leaving New York
June 2, he was due to reach Minne
apolis Aug. 2, but when he reached
fatlllwator Tnlv 79. ha van four dava !
ahead of his scheduled time.