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THE ROCK l
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 253.
FRIDAY. AUGUST 8, .1913. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
A CRISIS ON
Lind Not Welcome Unless
President Decides to Go Ahead;
With Plone onrf A !,. 4h i
in i iuiij oi,u nonj lilt
World to Judge-
Washington, Aug. 8. Notwithstand
ing the unfavorable attitude of the
Huerta government toward the mis
sion of John Lind, personal representa
tive of President Wilson, the admin
istration here intends to follow out
the program of peace toward Mexico
to the letter and aopes .o ga n the
upport of public opinion throughout
the world by making known each step
in its p'.an to foreign governments.
)Hke 'r;im!i. pj-ri.ic.
As soon as Lind advi.sc3 the state
department of his arrival at Mexico
ity there will be made public in Wash
ington and the Mexican capital simul
taneously the proposal the United
States offers as marking a pathway to
ll.ON WITHIN KM. HIS.
Washington. Aug. 8. Af'er a con
ference with the president, Secretary
Uryan issued this statement:
"The statement of the Mexican for
eign office is based on misrepresenta
tions for which this government is not
responsible. In sending Lind as ad
viser to the embassy the president Is
entirely within his rights and this de
partment will not assume that his eo
ing be regardt-d as unfriendly when
the character of the mission Is under
ttood." ADMITS .LITINfi NOTICE.
Washington, Aug. 8. After a con
ference with President WHhoh early
today. Secretary llrTan announced he
hat received the message from Act-
"lng Minister of Foreign Affairs Atlalpe
declaring In behalf of President Huer
ta that the presenre of John Lind was
undesirable In Mexico unless he of a trade publication issued in con
brought recognition of the Huerta gov-1 nertion w ith the organization,
crnment. Uryan said thrre was no "After the election of President
charge of plan with respect to L'nd's Taft," said 'Ewell, "Mr. Bird said to
He declined to say what the nature i before Mr. Taft was nominated, went
of his reply to Adalpe's message will to him and to the convention commit
be. tec on resolutions, and told them if
holds 'iiithi i MKUinr.n they put any such labor planks in the
Bryan said the message transmitted platform as was suggested by Gomp
through the American embassy at ' ers. we would defeat them, but that
Mexico City had ben transmitted dur-: if they did not and left it to the dem
lng the night and presented early to- ! ocrats to support such plunks the dem-
day to President Wilson. The prcsi-
dent Ivud taken the potiton that it
was incredible that the Huerta, gov
ernment would refuse to receive an
envoy bound on a peaceful mission.
IIKIM.S on cm is.
"rYe receipt of today's message
brousht the situation to a diplomatic
crisis. It Is considered more than
likely that the message In reply would
outline the friendly Intentions of the
I nltd Slate, w hich will be expressed
by Lind and probably suggest that
Judgment be withheld concerning
Lind's mission until he had opportu
nity through the American embassy to
transmit the views of President Wil
son and Secretary Bryan.
NEWSPAPER! II W K IIIEIITA.
Mexico City. Aug. 8. The native
newspapers yesterday express loud
praise of Provisional President Huer
lu t declaration that John Lind will be
persona non grata In Mexico.
The Independiente declares that the
provisional president's action consti
tutes "irreproachable logic."
The Imparclal says the declaration
will present to all nations the attitude
of Mexico lu the face of the menace
of intervention by the American gov
ernment El Pals says: "The dignity and de
corum of Mexico are In firm hands.'.'
imi.lt REPLY TO t . S.
The note Issued by the Mexican for
eign office late last night saying that
John Lind would be persona non grata
umess he brought "credentials In due
form, together with recognition of the
government of Mexico," is regarded
as a reply to Secretary of fctate Bry
an's message of yesterday to the ef
fect that the government of Mexico
should await Washington's communi
cation and not give weight to sensa
tional misrepresentations, although
the Mexican note was prepared in
advance of the receipt of Secretary
pryan's message. The exchange of
communications was almost simultan
eous. DIPLOMATIC CHISH.
The greatest possible interest is
shown on all side in the outcome of
what is regarded as a diplomatic crisis.
According to a consular dispatch
from Torreon, state of Coahulia, there
has been a ten day'a battle between
government forces and rebel in which
the rebels were repulsed with freat
1-jsse?. The dispatch adds that a fu--ther
attack by the rebels Is expected,
despite their defeat. Foreigners in
Torreon ate reported to ba safe-
THE WEATHER )
Forecast TIM 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Uland, Davenport, Moline
Unsettled weather with probably
local thunderstorms tonight or Satur
day, continued warm; moderate to
brisk southerly winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., "9: highest
yesterday, 90; lowest last night, 77.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles
Precipitation, .10 Inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 57; at
7 a. m., 61.
Stage of water, 4.8; a rise of .1
in last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening star: Jupiter. Morales
Mara: Snfurn. Venus. Mars. Mercury.
In the western sky. about 9 p. to., con
stellation Virgo is setting. Splca shin
ing brillinntly close to the horlzor..
- 1-1 UIUI U I LU
Declares Tariff Commission As
sociation, Not Manufactur
ers, Hired Watson.
WAS WORK OF VAN CLEAVE
Former Publisher Tell How Organiza
tion Helped In "Putting Taft
Over" as President.
LOBBY EMERY DISPUTES (;
Washington, D. C., Aug. 8. James
A. Emery testified today before the
renate lobby committee that, James
Van Cleave, leader of the national
manufacturers, had a large part in the
Btcp6 that led to the organization of
the National Tariff Commission asso
ciation which, however, had no con
nection with the National Association
of Manufacturers or the Industrial
IMSPl TKS ( IIKCKJ' EVIDENCE.
He testified the Tariff Commission
association employed former Represen
tative Watson of Indiana, and not the
National Association of Manufactur
ers or the Industrial Council. Two $500
checks to Watson, drawn by the Man
ufacturirr, had previously been put in
evidence. Senator Walsh expressed
surprise at the apparent contradiction.
explains inner workings.
Washington, Aug. 7. The internal
workings of the National Association
of Manufacturers were explained to
the house lobby comu.ittee yesterday
by James L. Ewell. formerly manager
me: 'A committee of the association,
ocrats would be defpatcd.'
"Then with a little smile, Mr. Bird
said: 'That plank didn't go in and we
feel pretty well satisfied at having
put Mr. Taff over.' "
NEEDED MORE MONEY.
The w itness attacked rather bitterly
, some of the association's officials, par-
j ticularly J. P. Bird, who he declared
j treated hiui unfairly in discharging
I Little of Swell's testimony bore on
the legislative activities of the asso
ciation, although he did describe a
conversation between Mr. Bird and
Martin M. Mullhall regarding the fight
on Representative Hughes of New Jer
sey. "I was talking to Mr. Bird," he said,
"when Mr. Mulhall came Into the room
and shouted: 'Well, I could have done
better if I had more money. There
were plenty of democrats over there
and I didn't have enough money to
buy them. I think I did well with the
money I had, don't you?'"
FmiUS ON COMMITTEE.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 8. Speak
er Clark todav annointed Ferris of Ok
lahoma to succeed Roddenberrv who
resigned as a member of the house
IN THE DIGGS SLAVE CASE
San Francisco. Cal., Aug. 8. The
prosecution in the Diggs white slave
case today proclaimed confidence of
conviction by reason of Judge Van
I r lect s ruling on the question of char
acter or tne women la sucn cases.
Even If women are public prostitutes
lie said that has nothing to do with
The Jury was sworn, the govern
ment stated its case, and the taking of
testimony was begun yesterday. Spe
cial counsel for the government charg
ed that Marsha Warrington and Lola
Norris had been frightened by Maury
I Diggs and F. Drew Caminettl, mar
ried men, into leavln? Sacramento to
avoid scandal and prosecution.
So much notoriety attends the trial
that the corridors of the Federal build
ing were choked with crowds an hour
before court opened. It was neces
sary to clear the way by force. No
body was injured, but there were
crushed hats and rumpled clothes.
Martha Warrington, in whose testi
mony interest is forecasted, is ex
pected to take the stend for the gov
ernment this afternoon.
Aviator Leads in Contest
From New York to
BUT CLOUDS STOP HIM
Spectacular Test of Speed Made
Under Auspices of New
York Aero Club. .
Washington, D. C, Aug. S. C. Mur
vin Wood, the American aviator, who
began a non-stop race with a railroad
train from New York to Washington
at 4:30 this morning, for the American
duration distance, and speed record,
lost his way and was forced to land
at Galthersburg, Maryland, at 9
o'clock, 23 miles from the goal. He
lost his way over Maryland because
of heavy "somke" clouds, and was fin
ally forced to land because of engine
He came down from a height of 7,000
feet, and made a good landing on the
farm of J. B. Diamond, on the Galthers
burg pike without damuge to his mon
oplane or himself.
5EDS FOR MECHANIC.
When he landed he telephoned to
Washington that his mechanic be sent
to Gaithersburg to put his engine in
condition so tha'. he could resume his
flight to Fort Meyer, where he was
to have landed and demonstrate the
efficiency of the monoplane for war
purposes before a number of army offi
cers. After doing this he will begin
his return flight to New York and at
tempt to capture the record for the
longest aeroplane flight between sun
rise and sunset. -
AHEAD OF TRAIN'.
"I passed Baltimore away ahead of
the train," said Wood when- he re
ported lslandjng over telephone,
"then" 1 "ran over 'smoke' clouds and
could not see anything. I was flying
7,000 feet up, and going fast. I
couldn't find the way so I came down
about 4,000 feet to see if that would
help any, but it did not, and when I
got far enough down to see clearly it
was evident 1 was entirely off of my
course. Then n:y engine stopped so
I came dow n and made a landing."
HAD A HANDICAP.
Wocd set, out from Hempstead
Plains, Long Island, at 4:3C this morn
ing to race with a Pennsylvania rail
road train, which left Jersey City at
4 ?0. Wcods hoped to overcome the
handicap of 10 miles distance and sis
minutes' time which the train had.
The train was at Washington," 215
miles, at 9:30.
RECORD IIKI.I) BY ARMY OFFICER.
American records for endurance,
sustained flight and non-stop flying
fll are held by Lieutenant Thomas
Milling, U. S. A., whose" official figures
are 250 ru'Ies, Texas City to San An
tonio, Texas, in 3 hours and 10 min
utes. He remained in the air, flying
1 .hour and 17 minutes after reaching
San Antonio, making the endurance
figures 4 hours, 27 minutes.
TRAIN DID NOT STOP.
The train Wood was racing and
which had made a non-stop run from
New York with guests and officials of
the Aero club and newspapermen, did
not arrive at Washington until 9:5U.
Wood was about 10 miles behind the
train, railroad officials said, when the
train started for Washington from
Jersey City. He passed over Balti
more 35 minutes before the train
1 OST A I.I, THE WAV.
Telling the story of his flight. Woods
said: "I was lost almost the minute I
""ed. Getting across New York har-
Dor I ran into a thick fog and could
not tell If I was over land or water.
Engine trouble developed before I was
in the air 15 minutes. It cleared up
soon and I went over the harbor at
6,000 feet, riding over the fog banks.
I did not see the special train once
in all my flight, and not once did I
see railroad tracks that I was sure
were the Pennsylvania's.
ENGINE IN BAD SHAPE.
After the mechanics looked at the
engine, Woods gave up the plans for
the return flight to New York today.
but hoped to continue to Fort Meyer.
Woods claims a total flying distance
of 265 miles breaking the record of
sustained flight between two points.
CLAIMS NON-STOP RECORD.
Wood, in a statement, claimed be
had broken the American non-stop rec
ord by two points. "I had engine trou
ble all the way," said he, "w hich made
it hard to keep a desirable altitude.
At Havre De Grace I reached an alti
tude of 7,350 feet and only hard luck
prevented me breaking the records I
set out to capture." "
Exonerate Woman Slayer.
Caruthersville, Mo., Aug. 8. A cor
oner's Jury exonerated Mrs. Anderson
Waldrop. who shot and killed her hu-
bana. Witnesses testified Waldrop tad
tnrea enea his wife.
CAPITAL SUFFRAGISTS USE INFLUENCE ON SENATORS
iZr e v ? 5 I 1 if ,in
lln. Helen Gardner (left) and Alice PauL
There will be no vacation season for suffragist leaders at the national capital this summer. They are
working overtime in the effort to convert senators to the equal suffrage cause. Probably the two busiest
women in the capital are Miss Alice Paul, in charge of the Washington headquarters, and Mrs. Helen Gard
ner, the author, who is chairman of the press committee. They are doing some very effective work.
USE ITS TROOPS
W. W. Inflaming Strikers at
Superior and Violence
Superior, Wis., Aug. S. Mayor Kon
kel has threatened to ask Governor
iMcGovern of Wisconsin to order out
the troops in order to prevent disor
der and to pro'-ect life and property.
I. W. Y. leaders are inflaming the
strikers with bitter harangues. Lead
ing citizensappo;nt?d a committe to
confer with the striker today, toward
bringing about a settlement
Duluth," Minn., 'An-g. 8. There was
little change in the strike situation to
day. This means the continued loss
of over $100,000" a day to shipping, to
miners on the iron range, railroads
and dock companies and workers.
Missabe officials refused to recognize
the demands of the Duluth strikers
and the strike continued with but 80
men working on the docks.
The steamship companies are divert
ing vessels to other ports and there
will be no more shipments from Du
luth or Superior until the trouble has
Work is going on with 60 men. Sev
eral boats are being loaded. It is
said that the night shift want to go
back to work and tonight may see the
docks in full ; operation. It is freely
predicted"! the doct laborers that
the strike wi'.l be unsuccessful.
Calumet, Mich., Aug. 8. The reg
ister at the Calumet and Hecka
underground employes not in sym
pathy with the copper miners' strike
who are willing to return to work if
given assumance of protection pro
ceeded today with a force of sheriffs
deputies on hand to prevent any dis
crder. As a result of this movement
the Calumet and Hecla hopes to re
cpen more shafts for mining within a
few days. Out of a total of 5,000 em
ployes the company now has 1,500 at
work the majority of them at surface
DAVENPORT MAN ON
TRUSTEES OF EAGLES
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 8. The Fra
ternal Order of Eag'es chose Thomas
J. Cogan of Cincinnati as their presi
dent, Ccnrad Mann of Kansas City as
vice-president and John S. Perry of
Kansas City as secretary. Fred C.
Neave of Davenport, Iowa, was elect
ed a grand trustee. The trirustees
will select the next meeting place to
morrow. Government Crop Report.
Washington. D. C, Aug. 8. Corn
condition, 75.8; spring wheat, 74.1;
corn crop, 2.CG0.OOO; spring wheat
crop, 237,000.000; oats condition, 73.7,
crop 1,026.000; wintsr wheat crop,
oll.WO.OOO. TctAl wheat crop. 748,
000,000. Oats reserves, 99,999,&99 7
per cent of crop.
STARTS PROBE OF
Washington, D. C, Aug. 8. The
interstate commerce commission today
ordered all common carriers and tele
phone companies to furnish by Oct.
1 a detailed statement of their organi
sation, equipment and physical and
(financial operations. This marks the
formal beginning ol the telephone in-
Testimony Shows Cash
Given for Campaign
Went for Stocks.
VENTURES WERE BAD
Secretary Issues a Statement
lat Everything Will Be
.1.' Duly Explained.
t.? " "
New York, Aug. 8. Governor Sulz
er's speculations on the stock market
came out in the open today before the
Frawley investigating committee. The
testimony showed that the governor
was a heavy loser and indicated while
he had a debt of $28,000 against him
with one exchange firm, he used cam
paign contributions to speculate with
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 8. Governor
Sulzer's secretary, Chester C. Piatt,
gave out last night a statement say
ing: "The people understand the motives
which actuate the Frawley committee.
Some of the charges are false, some
distorted truths, easily explained; and
some are insinuations about which the
governor is ignorant.
"A full and frank statement of all
the facts will be made just as soon as
the governor can learn exactly what
are the facts. Money was received and
paid out to promote the governor's
election of which he had no knowiege."
RF.FORT IN 10 DAYS.
New York, Aug. 8. While the Fraw
ley legislative committee's investiga
tion of the campaign funds of Gover
nor Sulzer is uncompleted, it was
learned the committee will probably
submit to the legislature within ten
days disclosures already made. The
plan is to" give instances where it has
been testified contributions were made
that were never reported by the gov
ernor, several that appear to show Mr.
Sulzer did not opmply with the law,
and place them before the legislature.
The committee hopes the assembly
will vote on the question whether im
peachment proceedings be brought
against the governor.
S. E. BRADT SECRETARY
Springfield, 111., Aug. 8. Members
of tie new Illinois state higfiway com
mission, who yesterday, completed
their organization by electing S. E.
Bradt, the minority member from De
Kalb, secretary, have a gigantic task
of computation on hand to find out i
just how much money each county ofi
the state will be entitled to for the
purpose of participation in tjie new
state aid roads plan.
As a first step, the commission for
mally requested of Secretary of State
Harry Woods figures cn the amount of
money Cook county each year pays
into the automobile fund. The auto
mobile fund is the enly one to be dis
, tributed this year . .
ABOVE 100 MARK
Kansas and Missouri and South
ern Illinois Afflicted by
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 8. The heat
in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma to
day is unabated. This is the fifth
day's heat that has shimmered over
parched pastures and shriveling vege
tation, with the prospect that yester
day's maximum that ranged 98 to 10S
would be equaled before night.
Kansas City', Mo., Aug. 8. Excessive
heat prevailed yesterday over Kansas,
Missouri and Oklahoma, all records be
ing broken in some parts of Kansas.
At Leavenworth the temperature was
108 degrees and at Emporia and Ot
tawa it registered 107, while at Mex
ico, Mo., and Chlckasha, Okla., it was
Topeka reported 104.6 degrees dur
ing the day and 100 degrees at 7
o'clock at night Both Junction City
and Salina recorded 106 degrees and
It was the fourth day of heat, with
thermometers everywhere In Kansas
above 100. .
In this city a temperature of 103 pre
vailed. In central Missouri the tem
perature was 10.4.
Pana, 111., Aug. 8. Excessive heat
claimed two victims yesterday. Aaron
B. Dilly, a farmer, 71 years old, died
after being prostrated. Frank Shan
non of St. Louis became Insane. The
mercury registered 102. Two-thirds of
the local corn crop has burned in the
FIRST BRYAN PEACE
TREATY IS SIGNED
Salvador Approves of Plan Cal
culated to Promote Inter
Washington, Aug. 8. An Interna
tional peace treaty, the first to embody
Secretary Bryan's plan to avert wars.
was signed yesterday. It is between
the Vuited States and Salvador and
soon will be sent to the senate for
The terms of this convention are
virtually Identical with the interna
tional peace proposal submitted by
Secretary Bryan to the nations of the
world. Twenty-six countries, includ
ing most of the great powers, have ap
proved the plan in principle.
h is probable that the signing of
other treaties will follow.
FIFTY BANKERS DISCUSS
DIVISION OF CROP MONEY
Washington, D. C, Aug. 8. Fifty
bankers in the large cities of the
central west conferred today with Sec
retary McAdoo and Assistant Secre
tary Williams regarding the distribu
tion of sections of the J 50,000,000 of
treasury funds about to be deposited
with the banks to aid the movement
of the crop. With a tentative decision
to place 25,000,000 in the south the
principal question today was the divi-
ifion of the remainder between the
Fiiddle and-far west.
The bankers are generally enthus
'mtic over the prospect of government
More Copper cn Hand,
New York. Aug. 8. The statement
of the Copper Producers' association
T.il. hsw an lnpreaafl In flttrulrm .
on hand of 690,339 pounds, compared
with the previous month.
Senator Johnston, of Al
abama, Passes Away
CTUS DOWN MAJORITY
Democrats Can Count on But
One Vote to Carry Pend
. ing Legislation.
Washington, Aug. 8. Senator J. F,
Johnston, of Birmingham, Ala., died in
his apartment here this morning,
shortly before 9 o'clock.
Johnston has been in poor health
and had not attended the sessions for
a week, but his trouble was not diag
nosed as pneumonia until a few days:
Johnston was 70 years of age and
served through the war in the confed
erate army. He was governor of Ala
bama two terms, and was a member of,
the senate since 1907.
The death of Johnston weakens the
democratic majority for the adminis
tration of the tariff bill In the senate
though party leaders insist still there
will be no serious difficulty in passing
the measure. With Johnston the
leaders had, figured the vote for its
passage would be 49 to 47. The death,
of Johnston leaves the calculation 48
to 47. In the event of a tie, the demo
crats have been counting on the voice,
of the vice president.
COl'IJ) BE N'O TIE.
Johnston's death, provided his seat
is not filled before a vote on the tariff
bill, removes the vice president from
the range of possibilities In any strict
alignment. Should one vote he lost to
the democrats on the basis of present
forecasts, and no member of the mi
nority come to their aid the vote will
stand 48 to4J.jsainst the bill. There
is still a possibility left that one mem-
of the minority may vote for the bill.
Ransdall and Thornton of Louisiana
declared they would vote against thai
bill, because of the sugar schedule.
MAY CALL LEGISLATURE!.
The danger may be obviated by tha
legislature of Alabama under the sev
enteenth amendment providing quick
ly for the filling of the vacancy caused
by the death of Johnston. The demo
cratic leaders in Washington it is said.
will urge the governor of Alabama to
call the legislature in special session,
to give him authority to appoint o
provide for an immediate election. (
PROMISES QUICK ACTION.
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 8. "It la
my intention to have Johnston's suc
cessor named as speedily as possible,1
declared Governor O'Neil today. H
will make a thorough investigation of
the legal phases before taking an!
senate: adjourns. j
The senate out of respect to tha
memory of Johnston at 12:07 adjourn
ed until Saturday. The vice president;
appointed a committee including Ken-,
yon to represent the senate at tha
funeral In Birmingham. t
ST. LOUIS LEPER
FLEES FROM CITY
Committed to Isolation Hospital
Against Will, He Makes
Escape in Night.
St, Louis, Mo.. Aug. 8 George Hart
man, the leper who was taken "to the
isolation cottage several miles south
of St. Louis yesterday, escaped last
night, returned to his wife's home la
the heart of the city, obtained some
money and departed.
Mrs. Hartnian is Jubilant over her
husband's escape. "They won't catch
my husband," she said, "competent
doctors told me my husband has not
leprosy. He will take treatment and
when he is cured he will return to
St. Louis and sue the city."
The police believe he took a train
Peoria, 111., Aug. 8. The authorities
are making every effort to prevent
George Hartman, the St. Louis leper,
from entering Peoria. He has a fath
er and brothers livinc near here.
BONE FROM SHIN USED
IN SPINAL OPERATION
London. Aug. 8. An operation to
cure tuberculosis of the spine was per-
Lfcrmed for the first time in England
yesterday afternoon at the Orthopedio
hospital by Dr. F. H. Albee of New
York in the presence of 50 surgeons
of many n-itionalitles who are here for
the International medical congress.
The patient was a 4-year-old boy
Part of his shin bone was used to re
! pair the spine. The operation consunW
ltd 22 minutes. t