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SIXTV-TIIIRD YEAR. XO. 49.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1913.-S1XTEEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Prisoners on Both Sides
Put to Death in Tam
FLETCHER IN PROTEST
American Officer Requests That
Cruelties Cease in Name of
Washing on. Dec. 13. Hear Admiral
K.etclier tabled from Tampico that lie
had ordered all Americans out of the
c'ty and had transferred 50 on the
Wheeling and Tacoma. gunboat, to
the ba'tleshlps Virginia. Rhode Island
al New Jersey. All women and chil- !
iren are or.t of the cPy, but a few
men preferred 10 remain. The situa
tion wis reported worse. The Mexi
can gunboat Bravo was shelling the
petition of the constitutionalists. The
admiral akei the navy department to
announce that all foreigners are safe.
Reports are that both sides have Bhot
cr hanced all prisoners, about 65.
Three were hanged In full view of the
city and the admiral made a protest
in the name of liumani y.
Despatches from Fletcher say fight
ing continues there, but he makes no
mention of a report that the American
admiral had ordered the fighting
Secretary Bryan has instructed Con
sul Ietchtr, at Chihuahua, to protest
to Villa, constitutionalist commander,
asainst the expulsion of Spanish sub
jects. This step was taken at the re
quest of the Spanish ambassador. I
Four more trojps of United States j
cavalry have rehiforcej the border j
patrol at Presidio. The American mili
"arv authorities have notified both
sides that no shots must be fired
across the border.
Rebel Outside TjjInaaaT"1""'5'' '
Qjinaga. Mexico. Dec. 13. Perched
cri hills commanding a view of th
nearby desert and cannons, the federal
army has its guns trained In rxpeeta
tioi of an attack by 4.no rebels sur
rounding the rown. The commanding
position of the federals ma'.;es It Im
possible for the rebels to storm the
town without heavy loss of life. The
rebels will have to make an almost
perpendicular climb to the town and
be exposed to galling fire, the only
nhelter being mesqui'e bushes. Four
thousand Pderal soldiers are garrison
It is feared that General Mercado,
head of the federal forces in the north,
has been intercepted by rebels, who
are holding him and !."' federals in
a mountain pass near Ojinaga. Mer
cado left the fort here to escort strag
Monterey Expects Attack.
Vera Crui. Dec. 13. There is every
Indication that Monterey will be at
tacked by the rebels at any moment,
according to a dispatch frcru Ameri
can Consul General llanna. there. A '
onsiderable federal army is believed
tencentrated at Monterey
New York. Dec
NEW LAW TO
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, fo
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline
Fair tonight and Sunday, not much
change in temperature, the lowest to
night will be' near freezing; light to
moderate southerly winds.
Temperature at T a. m., 36; highest
yesterday, 55; lowest last night, 36.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles
I per hour.
Chicaqoans Ask Special i precipitation none.
i a r I Relative humidity
i Session of Assembly to
FOR ELECTIVE BOARDS
p. m., 70; at
6. a fall of
7 a. m.. 91.
Stage of water
last 24 hours.
J. M. SUERIKR. xcr.i Forecaster.
Harrison Expresses Sympathy
With Purpose and Declares
He Has Been Betrayed.
NEW YORK GIVEN
street had been destroyed. Fire com- J
panies from Mason City and North-j
wood were called, but find practically
no fire fighting facilities. The dam
age Is expected to reach $50,000. The
fire originated in a bakery.
Assembly Adjourns After Pass
ing All Measures Championed
by Governor Glynn.
Albany. X. Y., Dec. 13. In a nine I
hour session yesterday the assembly I
r' ft laH all tt th. 1 ocrlelarlrtn rfkm-
meneo hv Oovernnr Mffilfi--fiJ inff Found in POSSeSSiOU Of
Including the workmen s- compensa
tion, direct primary, Massachusetts
ballot, deficiency and other appropria
tion bills, among them one covering
the expenses of the Sulaer trial, and
creating a legislative department for
drafting bills. Then both houses of
the legislature adjourned sine die.
Not a negative vote was recorded
against the workmen's compensation,
direct primary, or Massachusetts bal
lot measure in the assembly, and in
the senate the vote on the compen
sation bill was 35 to 6. Tali on all
the measures in the assembly was de
sultory, and no strenuous opposition
The 1913 session of the legislature
almost broke all records, and did
break the special session record. The
legislature, which usually ends in
April or May each year, has held ses
sions each of the twelve month this
year. The extra session was called )
for June 16 by Governor William Sul
zer to consider direct primary legis
lation, and the bill finally passed on
The democratic leaders were pleas
ed with the result of this week's ses
sion and acting Lieutenant Governor
MONA LISA THEFT
Authenticity of Famous Paint-
IN PUBLIC SCHOOL
Educators of Illinois, in Conven
tion, Also Denounce Frats
Chicago, 111., Dec. 13. Two thousand
women in mass meeting at the Auditor
ium today protested against the forc
ed resignation of Mrs. E1U Flags
Young as superintendent of schools of
Chicago and adopted resolutions call
ing for a special session of the legis
lature to make the board of education
elective instead of appointive, so the
newly enfranchised women may "pro
tect the interests of the public
I Mrs. George Y. Bass, who presided.
alluded to Mrs. Young's successor
when she said: "We deplore the ap
parent fact that her chief assistant
had knowledge of the plot and has
gladly accepted its results."
Miss Jane Addams blamed Mayor
Harrison, who appointed the board of
education for the situation resulting in
Mrs. Young's retirement. A letter was
read from the nwyor saying he sym
pathized with the women and he had
been betrayed by men he trusted.
The mayor said he had asked the
corporation counsel to ascertain if the
action of the board was not in viola
tion of their own rules and the law
under which the board operates.
Sr-oop's election, it is said, hinges on
thus and if it is found not against the
re gulations, will have to stand.
Five Members Out.
The resignations of five members of
Illinois"! the s"cEooT board, all of whom are said
Evening stars: Jupiter. Sntnrn
Morning stars: Mar. Mercury. Venus.
The brightest star overhead is Algol
(Demon stiiri of constellation Perseus:
seen about I) p. m: : southeast of r.enitb.
BELIEVED IN EAST
Young1 Woman Said to Have Re
ceived Letter from Rev. A.
Vandermeer of Michigan.
Senator Thomas Advo
catee a Conference on
Harbor Springs, Mich., Dec. 12
is believed Rev. A. Vandermeer,
South and Central American
Terms Detrimental to Gold
Countries, He Says.
Washington, Dec. 13. A proposal
that the Catted Stales call a confer
ence of the powers to consider a world
wide basis of the parity of gold and
silver came up in consideration of the
i currency bill today. Senator Thomas,
tor of the First Presbyterian church,
who disappeared Thanksgiving day,
and for whom a countrywide search
has been made, is alive in New York
City. A letter is said to have been re
cently received from him dated at New
York. It was written to a young wom
an. Miss Pearl Komp, of Chicago, who
said she had been engaged to marry
Chicago, III., Dec. 13. Information
concerning Yandermeer's reported en
gagement to Miss Komp was refused
at the home of the Komps here.
were denounced. Higher salaries for
teachers, especially for men in high
Florence, Italy, Dec. 13. Authentic
ity of the painting, "Mona Lisa."
found in the possession of Vincenzo 1 8cnooi faculties, w ere indorsed.
Perugia, was confirmed by experts af-j
ter a full examination. Perugia re-
peated his story to the police of being
prompted to steal the picture in re
venge for Napoleon's depredations in
He said he was moved by a senti
ment of patriotism and Indignant treat
ment by the police. Prominent Ital
ians have written the Italian minister
of public instruction requesting that
"Mona Lisa" be exhibited at Florence,
it former home, before being return
ed to the Louvre, Paris, whence Pe
rugia stole It.
Quincy, 111., Dec. 13. All fraterni
ties and secret organisations of public
school children were -denounced at
ncntl'iiaVg session cf the
Shcool Koar association Social dan- to haTe voted sanst the reelection
cing in-school buildings afeo was op-'of Mrs- EIla FlaB Young as superin-
Dosed and the tanero and turkev trot tenaeni, were accepted last nignt Dy
to take effect at
They are John C. Harding. Charles
Urbana w as chosen as the next ! - Sethness, Harry A. Lipsky, James
meeting place.. The following officers ! K- ""elka and Henry W. Huttman.
w'ere elected: I The resignations have been held by
President- J. Will Wall. Quincy. j the mayor since the appointment of
Vice president R. E. Woodmansie, tne hoard.
Springfield. In accepting these resignations.
Secretary Mrs. G. W. Stover. Oak -Major Harrison stated plainly that
Park. be would remove other opponents of
Treasurer Alexander Robertson, A,ra- Young if he had the power.
Granite City. i Mra. Y'oung intimated that she
Members executive committee J. f would consent to return as superin-
Ross Mickey, Macomb, and J. It. Kel-1 tendent of schools, if John D. Shoop,
Galena, 111.. Dec. 13. M. J. Dillon
of Galena today was appointed assist
ant attorney general of Illinois.
Exclusion Amendment Adopted.
Washington, Dec. 13. An amend
ment to the Burnett immigration bill,
designed to exclude Japanese, Hindus
end Chinese laborers under the term
"Aeiatics.'!-was adopted by the'house
immigration committee after a hot debate.
Bury Deering Tomorrow.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 13. The body of
WilJana Deering, multi-millionaire
harvester manufacturer, arrived from
Florida on a. special train for burial
SENDER OF BOMB
the newly elected superintendent.
The convention closed last night should resign and if she could be as-
with a lecture by Professor L. D. Coff-
man of the University of Illinois.
WOMEN TAKE PART IN
Chicago, 111.. Dec. 1.1. A conference'
of citizens, men and wonen, was held
I Hubert F. Wagner issued a statement
l2Ljne hundred ' reviewing the more Important reform
employes, mostly Americans, of the i 'cgi-cauon which win ue piacea upon
Aguila company, a Pearson subsidiary. the statute books by the signature
at Tamnlro Mexico, are safe None1"1 J
has been hurt In the fight between fed
era' and constitutmnaHsts.
IS RETURNED TO PEN,
THOUGH JURY ACQUITS
Progressive leader of the assembly,
Michael Schaap. charged that the dem
ocratic majority seemed as willing to
i vote one w ay as another on a primary
I bill, according to ttie orders from head-
"The democratic majority is always
1 rcadv to fake orders from liPHf!nnr.
Clinton. 111.. Dec. 13 - John Wehr to- t(rg democrat,c Leader Lew said,
day was acquitted of the murder of .., have aiav8 been wining ODey
t hief of Police Struble of Clinton j the people i represent here."
mree years ago. out was iahen iar. w lvv saw that some n en
sured of support of the entire board
"I never should consent to return
without the complete cooperation of
the entire board," she said. "If Mayor
Harrison could overcome what seems
to. be impossible, and adjust matters
so there would be harmony on the
school board, I feel that I could ac
cept my former position."
!.tav to inn.irr moo..c t ,f Members Harding, Sethness and Di-
Explosive That Killed Girl in , the candidacy of independent aldermen belka considered the mayor s person
New York Plant Intended ! xl spring. The call for the confer-' aI appointees of the board, received
, erce declares the personnel and I eharp letters from the mayor cnticlz-
iwr rropnevur. , h,vmn, Q nt h. ,, ing their votes.
On Administration Measure.
Wilson for Wage Increase.
Washington, Dec: 13. Secretary of
Labor Wilson advised that a substan
tial wage increase be granted shopmen
by the Chicago and Alton road follow
ing mediation by a department of labor
Former Receiver Indicted.
Atlantic, Iowa, Dec. 13. E. S. Har
lan today was Indicted by the grand
jury, charged with embezzlement of
funds of the Atlantic Northern &
Southern road, while receiver.
democrat, introduced a resolution pro
posing that-the president invite Kng
land. France and dermany, whose sys
tems are based on the gold standard,
The resolution sets forth that rates
of exchange between gold standard
countries and silver nations in South
and Central America fluctuate violently
and always to the detriment of gold
Kffoits for an early agreement on the
currency bill met with little success.
Root Has Amendment.
Predictions of a big expansion of
business that would threaten increaso
overdone credit and currency under
the new law, were made by Senator
Root. He said the new bill would not
help check panics. He presented
amendments to eliminate the guarnn
tee of deposits 'and to revise note Is
sues, and a section to provide a grad
uated tax on deficiencies In reserves
in order to prevent inflation.
Would Tax Notes.
Root's amendment would tax all
notes issued after the gold reserve
dropped below 50 per cent, and 'also
provide that new notes after $!oo,
onn.OOO had been issued should pay a
tax of Hi per cent, and that after $1.
200,ono,0nu had been issued, a tax of
5 per cent.
DUNNE ASKED TO
Illinois Insurance Commissioner
Accuse' f Neglect of Duty
Collisions in Fog.
City, Iowa, Dec. II
were three street car
Decatur. 111., Dec. 13. F. R. Wiley,
an attorney representing the Assured
National Mutual Fire Insurance com
pany, and Percy B. Suilivan, its presi
dent, today petitioned Governor Dunne
to remove from office Sta'e Insurance
Commissioner Potts. The charges are
neglect of duty and gross Immorality.
other interruptions to tramc, aue to a ,t ,H a,so aioged tnHt the company
heavy fog. which for a time made the j discriminated against in favor ot
.New ork. Dec. K. The police are
search ills' for a young foreigner whose
description tltc y have, but who is not
Earned, who is believed to have sent
the bomb to the bottling works that
w-recked the plant, killed Ida Anu
sewit and Injuring two other em
ployes. The theory is the bomb was in.
tended for W. H. Callahan, proprietor
of the plant, the motive being busi
to Chester penitentiary, whence he
pie had gained the impression th
was paroiea lour years ago. ins re-1 p.rhap!, he m.ant Tammanv hall and
turn there was because of violation of ( -narle8 F. Murphy he explained that
his parole. , jie meant the people when he said
; headquarters, and that he represented
i the voice of the people.
I Speaker Smith put one over on all
I the assembly leaders when the direct
primary bill was called up. He had
aj COMPENSATION LAW
Digs Up Eight Skeletons.
Glenwood. Iowa, Dec. 13. Sam H.
Godser. living in western Mills county,
was spading the ground near his kitch
en door when he uncovered a grave
containing eight human skeletons. Cor
c ner J. M. Donelan of Glenwood. who
was railed to investigate, declared the
skeletons to be those of Indians, six
adults and two children, probably all
buried at the same time.
metal articles were in the grave. Some
of the bodies were buried face down.
the last section read, the emergency
message read, and the short roll call
vote announced before Majority Lead
er Levy or Minority Leader Hinman
were aware of what happened. The
Vo stone or fms w jum uuui uic cr-v-
WORKING OUT WELL
New York. Dec. 13. In almost every
fctate in which workmen's compenaa
ticn laws have been enacted employ
ers and employes are satisfied with
results. Thia is embodied in the re-
I per of a commission representing na-
fciial organizations of employers and
achievements of the city
leaves much, to be desired. Partizan
politics are blamed for this and the
conference hopes to start a movement
to select candidates on the merit sys
tem. SUFFRAGE LAW TEST
city dark as night.
President Still Confined
Washington, Dec. 13. Tne presi-; agat him
dent's cold was much better today j
The reelection of Mrs. Young was though his doctors thought it better
made by me an administration ineas-! that he remain in his room.
ure six months ago, the failure of my '
friends, personal and political, upon i
whom I had counted. without the WIRE SPARKS 11
slightest suspicion that my w ishe j 1 -y
would fail to be heeded, to give my Wahoo. Neb. Mrs. Jolin Johnson,
Tfl IIPRFMF PflllRT w,shps B"PPrt- has Placed me in an! charged with killing her husband, was
the Insurance "trust." It is said the
governor will make no move against
Potts unless more evidence is added
Chicago, 111.. Dec. 1.1. A suit to test ! drastic action to show the public at
the constitutionality of the woman suf- j least that I was not a partner in the
frage act in Illino's was dismissed to- secret method adopted to obtain Mrs.
day in the superior court for want of j Y'oung's removal."
; embarrassing position, which requires 1 found guilty of manslaughter. She!
LANDIS SETS ASIDE
SENTENCE OF WOMAN
Freeport, 111., Dec. 13. .ludg! Ian
dis ioday set aside a sentence of 'M)
months in prison of Mrs. Lena Knzler,
confessed author of improper Utters
to Ada Rosensfx-in. The Judge said
equity. The case will go to the state
Mrs. Pankhurst Rearrested.
Indon. Kngland. Dec. 13. Mrs.
Pankhurst was rearrested 03 a train
at Dover while returning from France.
Ht-r daughter was with her.
Revenue Cutter to Flood District.
Washington. Dec. 13. The revenue
wcrkers to the National Civic Feic-r- uller windom ,s poing , velasco
ation at Its annual meetmg. Amng the town nearest the Texas flood coun-
members of tne commission are John
Mitchell. Mt. Vernon. N. Y.. and
Jam ef. Duncan. Quincv. Mass.. vice
Mr. Levy had th vote reconsidered I president of the American Federation
Washington. Dec 13. Speaker
Clark. Democratic Leader I'nderwood
and chairmen 0 house committees
w hich report appropriation bll s have
agreed to keep the new appropriations
inide the amount appropriated for the
I rtwot ear. 1.0;S.'0'.000. Millions
to be pared off pending bills. The
naval bill, hewever. will retain the two
and the bill was amended so members
of county committees will hare voting
power in proportion to the previous
gubernatorial vote of their districts.
I The senate concurred in the amend
I The Massachusetts ballot bill went
t trough with mue delay. There was
no discussion and on a rapid roll call j
the vote was 10b to 4
20 Years for Peoria Slayer.
Peoria. III.. Dec. 13. After being
out all night the Jury in the case of
Leo Beck, charged with the murder of
his bro her-in-law. John Weisruantel.
cn Nov. 4. returnfd a verdict finding
the defendant guilty. The Jury fixed
Beck's punishment at 2 jears in the
I penitentiary at Joliet.
Fire Levels Manly, Iowa. Block, j
Manly. Iowa. Dec 13. With hose at-1 Racers Cover 2.550 Miles,
tached to railroad water tanks and j New York. Dec. 13. At noon the
bucket brigades hastily organized, a lend of the 132d hour, the six leading
try. Two counties are flooded by wa
ter 45 miles wide.
LOWEST IN YEARS
Chicago. III.. Dec. 13. The labor cost
cf conducting transpcrtaticri on the
l nicago. Burlington & Quincy road
was less last year than 10 years ago,
bi t other costs Increased. This is the
report of J. V. Kayn, s atlsticlan of the
interstate commerce commission to tbe
federal board of arbitration, which is
fire which broke out shortly before 1 teams In the six-day bicycle race had ; considering differences of the railroad
noon waa controlled about 2 o'clock 1 covered 2,550 miles and nine laps, j and its trainmen. Tne annual food
Yesterday, after a block of busings J tw o mile and five laps ahead of the supply of the laborers' family increas-
, houses on the north side of Main former record. . , - ca a con l2a in the las. 10 years.
News of the resignation of five
board members had been accepted was
received with rejoicing at a meeting
o' the Teachers' federation.
was carried into court on a cot to hear! )le Deive( tne woman irresponsible
and continued her case till April. Dr.
B. A. Arnold, placed on trial c harged
with sending the letters, was cleared
bv the woman's confession.
HAS SEEN LOPEZ,
MINE BOSS SAYS
Claims Desperado Declares
He Will Not Be Taken by
the verdict. Her illness was the re
sult of taking poison. The conviction
carries a sentence of one to ten years.
Washington As a result of charges
again ,t the lighthouse service and a
specific charge that the government
pays too much for acetylene gas
buoys, Secretary Redfield decided to
make an exhaustive Inquiry into the
service. Hearings will begin Jan. 7.
Bingham. Ltah. Dec. 13. A report
that Ralph Lopez, the desperado who
slew six men and for whom a posse
has been hunting, is still living, was
made to the sheriff today by a shift
boss, who said he talked with Lopes
in a mine tunnel where he is hiding.
He said Lopes declared 1 e would die
fighting rather than to submit to cap
ture. A sheriff's posse planned to en
ter the mine in search of him.
Donahoe Denied New Tr.al.
Chicago. III.. Dec. 13. Daniel Doni-1 place of
Portsmouth, N. H. Brooding over
alleged wrongs inflicted during con
finement in the naval prison. Frederick
Richardt, a discharged naval appren
tice, fired at the commander of the
prison. Major George C. Thorpe. The
bullet missed its target.
Washington Only one objection
was voiced in the passage by the house
of a bill to give $14,000 to Mrs. Katli-
erine Gaillard. widow of Lieutenant
Colonel David Duboi3 Gaillard, Pan
ama canal builder.
Los Angeles Ofllcc-rs of the de
funct Cleveland Oil company were ac
quitted cf charges of using mails to
SEEK A COMPROMISE
ON EXPRESS RATES
Chicago, III., Dec. 13. A sub-commiU
tot of the National Association of Rail-
way Commissioners appointed yester
day to lay plans for uniform Interstate
express rates, met to discuss the prob-
Urn. C. R. Bee of Missouri was chosen
secretary and M. 8. Becker, president
o' . the Commissioners' association,
chairman of the committee. A mini
mum rate that would be fair to all
states waa discussed.
Baltimore Fire threatened to de;
astate historic Fort McHenry.
e Star-SDaaeled Ba
hue, convicted and fried for conspir- ' Burning grass Ignited the admin joting occurred In
acy to defraud Clareaca Funk, was j tioa building and three rooms v re ot Niemans.
denied a new tr'&l by Judge Pain.
t a recked.
IN CHICAGO STORE
Chicago, 111.. Dec. 13. L. F. Nieman ,
and wife were shot and killed and Mrs.
1a Horner wounded this afternoon
a man supposed to be the divorced
sband of the last named woman.
e slayer commuted suicide. The .
Jealousy w as ,
opposed to be the motive.
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