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AE.GUS. I HOME EDITION
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 268.
TUESDAY. AUGUST 26, 1913. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Delivery of the Wilson
Message is Delayed at
OWNERS IN A
Governor Ferris Secures
Terms From Michigan
I APS DEFEAT
To Decide Thaw's Fate
Huerta's Latest Picture
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IS BENDING GRADUALLY
All Preparations Made to Hear
President When Word Comes
From Mexico City.
Mexlfo Pity. Aug. 26. John Llnd
pft here this morning for Vera Cruz.
It Is understood here he will continue
his Journey to Washington. Scores of
Americans filled the train on which
Lind made the Journey to Vera Cruz.
Washington. D. C-. Aug. 25. Elev-
enth hour developments In the Mexi
can situation today postponed Presi
dent Wilson's special message to con
greFS until Wednesday and Indicated
the Huerta government after all might
withdraw or modify its rejection ff
the proposals of the United States.
At the request of Gamboa, Mexican
minister of foreign affairs, which was
bared upon supplementary suggestions
by John Llnd. the president consented
to postpone his address until 1 o'clock
Wednesday. It was officially stated
that In no case would the United
States withdraw from the basic prin
ciples of Its position, among which is
a consistent refusal to recognize Hur
ta. Official announcement was made lo
dav of the original proposals present
ed to Huerta by Lind. They were for
cessation of hostilities and a definite
armistice, and an early and free elec
tion, Huerta to bmd himself not to be
a candidate, with an agreement by
all parties to abide by the results of
the election. Upon the proposals, the
Huerta government asked further
time for consideration and upon cer
tain supplementary suggestions by
Llnd, the nature of which was not di
vulged here, the request for a post
ponement was made.
I.IXD SOT HF.CALI.tJn.
Whte -iHieKJ U'rnflalB positively slat
ed Llnd had not been recalled from
Mexico, and added if he left for Vera
Cruz it would be for only a short visit.
He Is expected to return to Mexico
City to continue negotiations.
Preparations at the caplto! hur
riedly made for a Joint session of the
house and senate were called off. The
president's message, a document of
about 4,000 words, was locked up In
the vaults awaiting developments.
It is generally understood the message
la very kind toward Mexico and outlines
the American government's position,
expresses generous friendship for the
Mexican people, and defines the reason
Jor insisting upon elections and the
elimination of Huerta.
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The message cl'es as an almost
parallel precedent for the action of
the administration today the difficul
ties between President Hayes In 1877
and Porfrio Diaz, who, after over
throwing President Lerdo. sought rec
ognition from the Unit,ed States.
Though foreign governments recognized
Diaz, the United States waited a year,
not only until an ejection was held,
but until it was satisfied that the gov
ermet hereby set up could guarantee
Reference to this precedent led to
a belief that while It hitherto had'
been supposed that immediately follow
ing an election held by the Huerta
government, recognition would be ex
tended, t'te likelihood was t hat the
Unfed States would not extend friend
ship to the existing government to
the success of Mexico for sometime.
TO BE WO INTK.HFKHt'.M'IS.
The expression cf the American
policy follows a long unusual effort
'o persuade the defacto authorities of
Mexico City to suspend hostilities an.l
ronoke a constitutional elec'ion and
secure freedom of ho!ce by eliminat
ing the present, ruler, Victortano
In 'view of the rejection of those
suggestions the United States has not
felt compelled to emphasize l"s ideas
by arms, but having obtained the
moral support cf the civilized wor'.d.
the American government has dectdfd
to pursue a policy ofabsolu'e non-interference.
From the first it has
been realized but only two alternatives
of policy were before it. friendly
nedia'ion or armed intervention. One
has failed and the other. In the
opinion of administration officials, is
not called for by any existing emer
fncy. The United States therefore
will remain a'.oof. hoping moral
s.'.ision eventually will prevail.
Arms will be denied all warring fac
tions, Americana will be assisted to
.leave troubled zones, and the United
States win patient".)- await, the estab
lishment of secure stable govern
ment before extending recognition.
Pretifient Wilson message, a com
nmnicatlon which formally denies rec
gmtion of the Huerta government,
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Provisional president of Mexico hag requested another day in which to
reconsider proposal of United States for bringing about peace in his country.
though protesting sincere friendship
for the great mass of Mexican people.
without voice in their government, H
essentially a review of the mission of
John Lind and his negotiations with
the Huerta government.
DIAZ IVF II.T1MATIM.
Hayes in 1877 saw fit to order Gen
eral Ord to the border with power to
cross into Mexico with American
troops and suppress marauding bands
who were plundering property of
Americans and retreating across the
Rio Grande. Oil that occasion the ttt
eral. government had been lsx in giv
ing border residents protection, but
as soon as troops were ordered south
the Diaz government indignan'ly an
nounced that the entrance of any
American soldiers In Mexico would be
regarded as invasion and an act o'
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At the White house Secretary Tu
multy gave out this statement: "Last
night about midnight, after a confer
ence between the president and the
foreign relations committee of the two
houses, a dispatch came from Mexico
in which Lind united with Senor G.im
boa in requesting the president to post
pone his address to congress until
Wednesday in order to afford the au
thorities of Mexico an opportunity for
further consideration of the proposals
by the United States, in view of cer
tain supplementary suggestions by
Llnd. The president has, of course,
consented and Is expecting to address
congress at 1 o'clock Wednesday."
Immediately upon assembly .the
house passed a resolution for a joint
session at 1 o clock tomorrow to hear
the president's adcress on the Mex
EVELYN NESBIT IN
STORY OF TRIALS
Checks From Harry's Mother
Not Honored, She Tells
New York Court.
New York. Aug. 26. In supplement
ary proceedings Instituted by creditors
to determine if she had any assets.
Evelyn Xesbit Thaw testifiei toda;
that Harry Thaw's mother had on-i
tracted to pay her $15,000 cash and
$1,000 a month for life to enter into
an action for jhe annulment it her
marriage to Harry. The coitract wan
made after Thaw killed W"nl!.
Checks for first payment, sh- sa'd,
were not honored, and they were in
possession of her counsel.
"Harry provided for me until he wer,
to Matteawan," she testified. "After
that I received remittances from the
Thaw family until last summer.'
Illinois Postmasters Named.
Washington, Aug. 26. The following
nominations for postmasters in Illinois
have been sent to the senate: J.' J.
Baker. Mount Vernon; J. C. Dorrier,
Area (formerly Rockefeller); John E.
Rathorn. Chandlerville; A. A. Dobson.
Elburn; John H. McGrath. Morris;
Wilbur A. Woods, Pawpaw; John H.
Hen son, Zen la.
GLYNN'S ORDER ON
DUNNE IS HELD UP
Springfield, 111., Aug. 26. The requis
ition for the return to Kew VnrV nf
ernor Glynn, will be held up until the
j return of Governor Dunne, from Colo-
U THE WEATHER H
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molin
Generally fair and continued warm
tonight and Wednesday. Moderate
Highest temperature yesterday, 87;
lowest temperature, 67. Temperature
at 7 a. m., 70.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m., two miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 44 per
cent; at 7 a. m., 55 per cent.
River stage at 7 a. m., 2.9, with fall
of .2 in the last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Loctl Forecaster.
. Evening star: Jupiter. Morning
stars: Saturn. Mercury, Venus, Mars'.
The planet Jupiter, the largest in the
system, seen in the southeastern sky
moving rapidly in the pathway of the
sun. Is the sole evening star during a
Period of Ave weeks.
SONGS DIES AT 69
Michael Maybrick, Known as
"Stephen Adams," Passes
Buxton, Eng., Aug. 26. Michael May-
brick, the English musical composer,
who, under the nafiie of "Stephen
Adams" wrote some of the most popu
lar songs in the English language,
among them "Nancy Lee," "Warrior
Bold" and "Holy City," died today.
He was the younger brother of James
Maybrick, whose wife, Florence May
bri';k, an American woman, was sen
tenced to death for poisoning him in
Liverpool in 1889. The sentence was
commuted to life after serving 16
years. She was released. Michael
took charge of her two children, whom
she never saw since her release.
Chicago, Aug. 26 Mrs. Florence
Maybrick, who has been living in High
land park, a 6uburb, for some yeari,
was not surprised at her brothetrin
law's death. She said he had been
she has never seen since her release.
2 HOMES ROBBED
BY AUTO BANDITS
Crooks Operating in Sacramento
Escape in High Power Car
in Early Morning.
Sacramento, Cal., Aug. 26. Automo
bile bandits entered the residence of
J. W. Shanks, a prominent real estate
broker, stole two negotiable certifi
cates of deposit for $13,000. and $100
in currency, looted an adjoining dwell
ing and escaped in a high powered
machine after an exciting chase by
two policemen at 2:15 this morning.
Levies on a Street Car.
Detroit, Aur- 26 Traffic on the
Myrtle street line of the Detroit Unit
ed Railway was held np for half an
hour yesterday at noon when Leo
Ramnsky. a constable, seized a street
car in satisfaction of a judgment
against the company and held it until
one of the company's attorneys gave a
check covering the ammt
But Reserve Right to Refuse
Reemployment to Those
. Guilty of Violence.
Big Rapids, Mich., Aug. 26. Terms
on which operators wi;i consider set-
tlement of the copper strike was out
lined to Governor Ferris today by
Judge Murphy, his personal represen-i
tative, just returned from the strike
zone. The settlement terms submit
ted by the strikers probably will not
be made public until Ferris returns to
Lansing, for which city he leaves this
The operators agree that member
ship in the Western Federation of
Miners alone will not bar any man
from reemployment, "but reserve the
right i( refuse employment to "any
agitator guilty of violence, or disord
er." The demand for shorter work
day will be adjusted as nearly to
eight hours as possible, but low grade
ore makes the one man drill neces
sary. They insist irrevocably upon
the withdrawal of "the Western Feder
ation strike representatives from the
district and promise following cessa
tion of the strike, that, all individual
and general grievances will be con
sidered. STRIKERS HAVE) PAR ADR.
Calumet, Mich., Aug. 26. Six hun
dred strikers led by a large number
of women paraded through the Calu
met Hecla and Osceola locations this
morning and dispersed, making no at
tempt to interfere with workmen.
Troops and deputies were lined up in
strong force in anticipation of trou
ble, which proved to be merely a
peaceable llemonsiration. 'V
f3 General Abbe and stff inaty.atiio-
mopiie lea the jparade ana following in
order were inta try, cavalry, women
and strikers, signal corps, a patrol and
deputies. At the Quincy mine 500
strikers paraded, Sat were, ordered
away by militia.
When ordered away by the militia
the leader refused and was arrested.
The others marched off. At the Su
perior mine a detail of militia escort
ing men to work were hit with egs
and other things by the women.
SOME NEW IDEAS
Lane Attends as President's
Representative to Advise
- on Nation's Policies.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 26.
Former and present executives from
25 states gathered today at the open
ing of the annual conference of gov
ernors. With them sat Secretary of
the Interior Lane, personal represen
tative cf President Wilson, to advise
them relative to the policies of the
That a niynber of governors planned
to inject topics of tstate and personal
interests appeared certain from the
Governor Hunt of Arizona would
abolish state legislature and turn the
state government over to the governor
and a cabinet. Hodges from Kansas,
advocates a commission form of gov
ernment for states, and Amnions' of
Colorado favors state instead of fed
eral control of actual resources.
Against Long Summer Sessions.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 26. Repre
sentative Thompson of Illinois intro-
.duced a bill to prevent long summer
sessions of congress.
L. E. Holden Dead.
Clereland, Ohio, Aug. 26. Liberty E.
Holden, proprietor of the Cleveland
Plain Dealer, and a hotel and mine
owner, is dead, aged SO.
Cincinnati National Association of
Retail Druggists opened its convention.
Legislation Involving the sale of nar
cotics and patent medicines will be
3 OF ARSON GANG
TO WEAR STRIPES
Chicago, Aug. 26. Edward and Paul
Covitz and Joseph Clarke, members
n f rnnnfrv.ttHHo orsnn t-in
, - i'bi tic
sentenced to one to twenty years.
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Judge Globensky (left). Sheriff Hornbeck (top. right) and Sheriff Aylmer.
The three most important figures next to Harry Thaw himself, in his
fight against being returned to Matteawan, are Judge Globensky, before
whom the proceedings are being heldf Sheriff Fred C. Hornbeck of New
York, who has the warrant for the arrest of Thaw, issued by the Pough
keepsie authorities, and Sheriff Herman Alymer of Shertrooke, who has
charge of the prisoner while his fate is being decided. : .
Tavenner Introduces Measures
Calling for $1,480,000
PLANS A LARGER PLANT
Fourteenth District Representative
Points to Big Savings to
(Special to The Argrus.)
Washington, D. C, Aug,
gressman C. H. Tavenner today in
troduced in congress his six bills, the,
provisions of which have heretofore
been outlined in The Argus Washing
ton dispatches, calling for an appro
priation of $1,480,000 to be used in the
enlargement of Rock Island arsenal
as a government manufacturing plant
The bills were referred.
"I believe I can establish to the
satisfaction of any business man in
the country that such a plant, as my
.bills provide for will save to the gov
ernment its entire cost the first eigh
teen months of its operation," said
. OVERCHARGED FOR StPPMES.
"I base this statement on the fact
that the government is now being un
mercifully overcharged on all array
"Secretary of the Navy Daniels an
nounces that as a result, of hrs sug
gestion that the government establish
its own armor plate factory the private
manufacurers have reduced their
prices on one order to the extent of 36
per cent, resulting in a saving to the
government of $378,261. This is fiae,
but this saving isn't a drop In the
bucket compared to tie sum which
can be saved if the government will
manufacture a'l its own small arms
cartridges, field gun ammunition and
field artillery vehicles." '
APPROPRIATIONS AI.I.KI) FOR.
The six bills call for appropriations
For small arms cartridge plant,
For field artillery ammunition plant
For increasing capacity field ar
tillery gun carriage plant, $250,000.
For additional storehouse, $200,000.
For repairs to shop H at Rock Is
land, a $400,000 building now used as
a storehouse, but which is suitable for
cartridge plant, $65,000.
For magazine to store cartridges
and ammunition. $15,000. (
"Rock Island," says Representative
Tavenner, "is the most' economical
and advantageous place in the United
States for the government to maintain
these plans, both because of its cen
tral location geographically and be
cause of an abundance of water power,
which may be had there almost with
out cost." .
MULHALL IN $1,200 LOAN
TO M'DERMOTT, HE CLAIMS
Washington, D. C, Aug. 26. Mul
hall told the house lobby committee
today he had loaned at least $l,2-0
to Representative McDermott- of Illi
nois, . -
"I can furnish the committee with
enough information about McDermoU
so the people would tar and feather
him exclaimed Mulhall.
J Mulball's allegations that the man
J ufacturers attempted to pack congrrs-
fcfbna) committees and pick leaders
favorable to legislation, was denied by
James A. Morey, who appeared before
the senate lobby committee.
Henry F. Sullivan Attempts
Swimming Feat Only Twice
Dover, Eng., Aug. 26. Henry F. Sul
livan, Aiaerican long distance swim
mer, left' here this morning in an at
tempt to swim the English Channel.
He staHecf from a motor boat at 6:45.
The weather was fine and the tempera
ture of the water 61. Sullivan expect
ed slack water the first hours of his
swim, which he considered should
take him clear of the dreaded Goodwin
sands, after which he would have the
advantage of the tide. He was ac
companied by a motor boat carrying a
trainer and coaches. The feat has
been accomplished only twice, by Cap
tain Webb, an Englishman, In 1875,
and by William Burgess, a Frenchman,
in 1911. Sullivan comes from Lowell,
Cape Grlsnez, France, Aug. 26.
Jabez Wolfe, English long distance
swimmer, left the French coast near
this headland at 5 this morning in an
attempt to swim across the English
Aberdeen, Scotland, Aug. 26. Avi
ator Hawker, who started yesterday
from Southampton on a 1,600
mile flight around the coasts of
England and Scotland for a prize
of $25,000, arrived here at 11
o'clock, completing 60S miles of bis
BIG POWER DAM
Governor Clarke of Iowa Wel
comes Visitors to the
' Keokuk Exercises.
Keokuk, Iowa, Aug. 26. With Gov
ernor Clark of Iowa to welcome the
visitors to the Hawkeye domain and
Mayor Elder extending fellowship in
behalf of the city the Keokuk and
Hamilton Power dam was formally
dedicated today. There was a parade
through the business streets and
Jhence to the city park, where the
formal exercises will be held. In the
line of march were 300 school girls
carrying hcral arches, with several
boy scouts bearing a replica of the
dam, national guards, boy scouts, gov
ernment cler,ks, Lieut. Governor Hard
ing, Former Congressman Hepburn
and many prominent citizens of Keo
kuk, and Hamilton. The dedication
ceremonies will close this evening
with a blaze of fireworks.
TWENTY ARE DEAD
IN A ROAD WRECK
Richmond, Va Aug. 26. Twenty
persons are reported killed in a wreck
on the. Chesapeake & Ohio railroad at
Lynchburg, Va. . The general offices of
the line here have no details.
Diary of Late Count Hay-
ashi Bares Interesting
ENGLAND AS A HELPER
Nippons Threaten to Join Hands
With Russia if British --X''-
London, Aug. 26. Revelations thjit
diplomatic negotiations which finally
resulted in the Anglo-Japanese al
liance first contemplated an Anglo
Germ any-Japanese triple alliance i.nd
that Germany was largely Instru
mental in starting them, but, was shut
out by Japan, were made in the diary
of the late Count Hayashl, former Jap
anese ambassador to Great Britain
and twice foreign minister, a part ot
which has just come to light.
The excerps are expected to have a
tremendous Influence in European pol
itics as showing the desire of the
British government for an alliance
with Germany. JIJl Shimpo of Tokio
printed portions of the Hayashl story,
but the Japanese government has pro
hibited further publication and sup
pressed telegrams sent by foreign
correspondents in Japan reporting the
MANY DIPLOMATS INVOLVED.
In order to bring about an Anglo
Japanese alliance it Is hinted that
Japan was willing to ally herself with
Russia if Great Britain was unwilling.
Baron Von Eckhardsteln, in charge of
the German embassy in London, ac
cording to the diary, made several
visits to Count Hayashl Jn the spring
of 1901. In proposing formation of a
triple alliance he said he knew the
British government, and such person
ages as Chamberlain, Balfour, Lanii
down and the Marquis of Salisbury
were in favor of it He said the
German nation was 8tTongJy.. antl
"British, "but .not' "tEeGerman govern
ment. He addeu that king Edward.
Emperor William and Imperial Chan
cellor Von Buelow had long conver
sations on the subject at Osborne.
Isle of Wight, and were anxious for
such a triple alliance.
FOR LEO W. FRANK
Convicted of Murder of Girl at
Atlanta, Ga. Crowd
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 26. Sentence of
death was pronounced upon Leo. M.
Frank, convicted yesterday of mur dar
ing Mary Phagen. The execution was
set for Oct. 10. His attorneys are
preparing an appeal.
Frank, who by agreement of coun
sel had been permitted to remain In
his cell in the county Jail, was Inform
ed of the jury's findings an hour later
and heard his fate unmoved, although
his wife, who was with him, collapsed.
As the news was' flashed to the
crowd outside, there was loud cheer
ing. Mounted policemen rode through
the throng in an effort to disperse it,
but the demonstration continued un
abated. Solicitor Hugh Dorsey, who conduct
ed the prosecution, was the first per
son to leave the court room. As he
stepped into the street he was lifted
to the shoulders of several men and
carried more than a hundred feet
through the shouting throng.
FORTE, IS TAKEN
Ixmdon, Aug. 26. An Exchange
Telegraph company dispatch from
Shanghai announces that Nankin
has fallen depriving the rebels of their
Four Hurt In Auto Smash.
Cairo, III., Aug. 26. Mr. and Mn. W.
H Beverly and Mr. and Mrs. James
Dunning, all of Mound City, IIL, were
seriously Injured here last nighl when
an automobile in which they were rid
ing turned over.
Sherman Hits Tariff Bill.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 26. In the
seate Sherman of Illinois attacked
the tariff bill, saying It would nt.'t
produce enough revenue to run the
Wasfitngton. D. C, Aug. 28. Wil
liam B. McDonald, progressive, was
seated today m the bouse to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignafTon of
Young, 'Twelfth Michigan district,