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"SIXTV-TIIIKD YEAU. NO. 78.
SATUltDA Y. .TAX UAR Y 17, J91 i. -FOUKTOEXPlVGEsT
THICK TWO CENTS.
HAY NEVER KNOW JAPAN'S DEATH TOLL: S
nCflTUTflTAI t THE WEATHER ilPET Mfl TD flPC !l .,
IN JAP RUINS
Ten Thousand of Populace
ofSakura Island Are Un
LAVA FORTY FOOT HIGH
Forecast .Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Reck I eland, Davenport, Mollne
Mostly cloudy tonight and Sunday;
i not much change fD temperature, with
(be lowest tonight about freezing. Mod
erate variable winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 30. Highest
yesterday 14. Lowest last night 3".
Velocity of w ind at T a. m. 4 miles per
hour. Precipitation none. Relative
humidity at 7. p. m. 73: at 7 a. m. 88.
Stane of water .'J. No change in
i last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIEK, Local Forecaster.
Evetiimr Uir: M:ir. Saturn. Mora
his t."ir.: Jupiter. Venus. Mercury.
The lel of Orion In meridian nlx-ut II
p. m.. 'i?e south, midway betireen
zei.Jtb and the horizon.-
GET NO TRACE
WAR SHIP AT
British Submarine "A. T
Fails to Rise After Diva
in Plymouth Sound.
SEARCH PROVES IN VAIN
counted for up to the evening of the
t . . f-...i,- t;U C.r,t;n ' 16,h- ,her refugees are expected to
I WO ruiuici wiuiem uuuuuiia bo foun(J , oth.r dlrectiunat but ,OSH
of life is evidently extremely heavy.
Pumice stones three to five high were
vomited from the bowels of the earth.
Lava mounds are 40 feet high.. Meas-
ures f'-T relief of sufferers from fam
1ne ir. the north and eruptions In the
Tokio. Japan. Jan. 17. Messages of j south are rapidly assuming shape. A
sympathy with Japan arc pouring in
cf Vclcano Accompanied by
Nothing Seen of Vessel Since
Opening Valves and Disap
pearing Below Surface.
Plyuiouih. England, Jan. 17. Not
frcm all parts of the world, especially
from America tnd Kngland. Both
President Wilson and Secretary Bryan
MCt difpartbj s. Contributions of re
lief have bcrn made l,y 'he American
Bed Cross and naval society.
Kasofchima. Japan. Jan. 17. Two
further violent eruption of the vol
cano Sakura-Jfma. accompanf.-d by a . rotten potatoes, and meat from cats,
severe earthquake, occurred late last i dogs end flHh- The more fortunate
nishf, cau-ing collapse of many more J "av ti,:n sniel. rice or wheat. Snow
baild:ns. Numbers of inhabitants 'overs the ground. There have been
who had returned. fi-d aeain in terror man" deaths from cold and starvation
from the city. Ashes were falling 'and an increase of crime and beggars,
thickly toaav. I Many flrls. he declares, have teen
relief asoclation. national In scope. trace has been found of the British :
organized here, has issued an appeal ! - . ? i ri ,u
sound yesterday with a crew of 17.
The exact spot where the little res-
Bishop Andrews oT the English
church in Hok-Kaido. in the famine
stricken district, writes that suffering
everywhere is intense. Farmers are
hit hardest, their families eating soups
made of chopped straw, leaves and
sol sank has not been definitely fixed.
The "A 7." in company w ith the "A 8"
and "A !." made a plunge a4out noon
while engaged in maneuvers. Its sis
ter ships came to the surface at the
end of the maneuvers, but nothing has
been seen of the A 7"' since it opened
its valves and dived.
When the officers of the other ves
sels realized that their sister boat was
in distress they sent out signals for
a'd. Rescue boats were immediately
rushed to the vicinity where the "A 7"
rmiwjor omon. sci-molo;!,:. cir-1 - '"f went down. They threw out grappling
ded the inland of Sak-.ra today and j ch,'drn 'ting dioota from lack roa and drapKd tne bay unti, dark.
found a pronounced physical change.
Hur molten rocks formed a range
Into the sea. practically blocking tl
bar across to A muni. Many dwellin
remain perfect on the northern coast, I
bat on the devafted eastern coast
aaes and lava reach the eaves of
bouses. Many new hills have sprung
isto existence. The professor saw a
tnmin eiBriwro. tmt when hfFpoke
to her the fled wildly into the interior.
She was undoubtedly insane.
Island Desert of Lava.
Hore. cattle, dogs and cats swarm-1
d la the vicinity of one f the dam-'
ifd be uses he mw. Seven tenths of
IN LIPTON'S FIRM
London Stirred by Trial of
Commissioned Officers of
the King's Army..
I London, Eng.. Jan. 17. For many
I years no suit has aroused aucur wide-
I ncss set in, hut their efforts were fruit
less. The "A 7" was in charge of Lieuten
ant Gilbert M. Welman, who had as
an aid another officer. A number of
the seamen aboard were making their
first trip in a submarine.
Cause Is Not Known.
The" 'cause of the accident is not
known. Whether the submarine' ma
chinery became disabled or whether It
tore a hole In itself on some sunken
object is mere speculation. Naval of
ficers say that In case the vessel's hull
had not been punctured the men on
board might live for some. time.
The "A 7" Is the sixth submarine of
IConyrlsM: Ul: By John T. McCutctiMS.1
Congress Rules Commit
teemen Head Off Colorado-Michigan
RESOLUTIONS HELD UP
Decision Is Reached at Private
Conference of Democratic
is a desert of bva Iille
v.- i-i . . I s Dread Interest in the Hrltlan lnles as I
i.rnr b w T -Z proceeding, opened today in the Bow class -A" which ha. come to grief, and
hous on thTuiand are bur L The,'r'ct against six comrnls- b nuestoon is being raised whether
damage on "nU .cun7 d ' non-Vommlssioned oftl- the government cugh, not to abandon
: 00 000 How to deal w Mi th2 i.l T ot ,hf- I,r!lish or'y anJ lbt tIv" 'r boat ,a faVOr f ,he mOT
ladersT. g'r'eTt J.em Thevm s't j "'' or- ' -f E.tTn loT,
fcltrat. the professor av- He thinks Mch Sir Thomas Mptcn is managing cSBe- T.he A M built lo 1901.
n hn. . l ui ine ciass - suomanns w men
the entire volcanic range of Kiu Shiu t d;r ctor
tsa entered upon a period
uai recurs every ;. years,
raptions may be epected any time,
-pecial!y from the volcano l'ns-n !n
tne prefecture of Nagasaki. New cra
ters on the Sakura-Jlma are Hill pour
Sun Like Ball cf Blocd.
The sun looked like a ball of Liood
t4.v I... .... .
uui gave no until, .-sight sic
The charges are wholesale
of activity i Pra'1 in-connection with purchases for
and that arn!" "canteen." The civilians include
several general managers of the Up-
t'jn company. The prosecution charges
that bribery and corruption have been
going on 10 years.
The prosecutor mentioned incldent
I ally that the main charge against the
I civilian defendants would be directed
i at them individually rather than at the
have caused the British govvernment
losses in men through accident were
the "A 1." wrecked in 1904. on boacd
Courtesy Chicago Tribune.
League Elects O. E. Cole
Lead the Battle for New
Chicago, 111., Jan. 17. A campaign
extending into every senatorial dis
trlct in Illinois was planned yesterday
HEAD OFFICE IS NOT
INVOLVED IN FORGERY
Former Judg? Fred White, for many
h were employed by railroads. Fly-1 Rrta ol Llpton-
uui mas so mien It was necessary
to cover tuouths and nose with tow
li :o prevent suffocation. The sea
la the gu of Kagofchitna oeemed a
boiling quantity of floating pumice
stone, so great that it prevented nvl-
t'tlon. Lata is flowing steadily down 'ars - an attorney cf I'ontiac and
the sides of the volcano u the sea, ! promlnc nt in Modern Woodmen circles.
increasing the area of tne i.-land. as it j naB been Inditttd there on a charge of
olldlfled on reaching the water. I forgr-ry. White is charged with having
Me f tow ell r Co. of Fairbury of $2,401 I
by the use of a note on which the name
of I). S. Myers is alleged to have been
forged as surety. Mr. Myers is bead
banker of the .Modern Woodmen of
It was stated at the head office today
that White forged the name of D. S.
Myrnr personally and not as an offi
cial cf the Modern Woodmen. Conse
quently the society Is not concerned
In the case in any way whatever.
It Is still impossible to irive an v-1 de frauded the banking firm of CI
" an approximate estimate or
the victims of the recent eruption,
earthquakes and tidal wav-s. Frofes-
or uaorl. poititlrjt to the tillage of
Yokohama, on Sakura where .r,fi0
bouses are buried in lava, said: "Are
PPle buried there, as in Fompeii?'
And answered himself. "Only the fu
ture can reply."
Refugees Driven Insane.
Many refugee were reported driven
fsane by terror and exposure. A mil-
'on letters and 8.0110 telegrams are
Kagofbima awaiting delivery.
81xteen refugees from Sakura. in a
Wive craft adrift three days In high
" and floating pumice stone, were
rescued today in a starving condition
T blue Jackets, who pierced the field
f Pumice stone with a wedge-shaped
Loss of Life Heavy.
Toklo, Japan. Jn. 17 The Ions of
on the Ixland of Sakura. which
s devsstated by the eruption of the
tolcano Sakura-Jlma. may be much
rfe. than at first supposed, accord
Jf to a report received from an offi
cll of the Interior department who
M sent to Karoshima and vicinity
to investigate. He reports 9.000 ont
t Sakura's population of 19,000 ac-
r:.hl.ch r2J"en. ere, drowned: th, "A j during the completion of the organlza-
In 1905. with a loss of four lives;
the ''A S" In 1908, when 13 men per
ished, aad the "A 3" In 1915, when 11
officers and seamen went to their
GAINED BY LEWIS
Constant Patrol of Sea Danger
Zones Assured as Result of
Miss Brandt's Suit on Trial.
Chicago. III.. Jan. 17. The taking of
testimony in the suit of Miss Florence
Itrandt, to obtain a half share of the
$15,000,000 estate of the late William
Ziegler of New York, was Legun here.
The defendant is William Ziegler, Jr..
her brother. William Ziegler was a
half brother of Miss Brandt's father.
London, Eng., Jan. 17. A compro
mise has been reached on the ques
tion of arbitration, which threatened
to wreck the international 'conference
on safety at sea. It is expected the con
vention v-il be signed Jan. 30. I nder
the new arrangement disputes will be
submitted to the Hague by agreement
Another victory for the American
delegates Is a provision guaranteeing
a constant patrol in ice and derelict
zones to be controlled by the United
States, each government sharing the
cost. This proposal was by Senator
Lewis of Illinois. Another American
proposal adopted is that a ship must
slow down in a fog and in other dan
DEAD AT OTTAWA
Ottawa, U Jan. 17. William Cul
kn. agrd 7. former Illinois cocgrees-
and one f the organizers of the
'Pablican party, is de4.
Official Wants His Pay Cut.
Kast St. Louis. III.. Jan. 17. This
city has an official who believes in
municipal economy so strongly that
he asked the city round to cut his
own salary Street Commissioner God
frey said he was willing to sacrifice
00 of his annual salary to help the
mayor reduce the city's debt.
Greece Expels Plotters.
Athens, Greece, Jan. 17. Two Bul
garians, suspected of a plot to assassin
ate King Constantine of Greece, were
arrested and ezrUd from Salovlk!
Names Two Mine Inspectors.
Springfield, IIL. Jan. 17. Governor
Dunne yesterday appointed the fol
lowing mine Inspectors: Hen Roberts.
Streator. rice Hector McAllister, and
John Garry, Rivarton. vice J. W. Talr-burn.
Trenton Goes Dry.
Trenton. Mo.. Jan. 17. Trenton
voted dry by a majority of 209 In an j many prominent lawyers would be will
election held under the local option iag to become candidates for conven
tion 'Of the Constitutional Convention
league at the City club. Efforts will
be made to assist in the choice of law
makers favorable to the convention
Idea. The directors elected officers as
President George E. Cole, Chicago.
First Vice President Senator E. C.
Curtis. Grant Park.
Second Vice President Representa
tive C. A. Karen. Belleville.
Third Vice President Catherine
Waugh McCullocb, Evanston.
Executive Committee The officers
and Representative Medill McCormick,
Chicago, chairman; Senator Charles
F. Hurburgh, Galesburg; Representa
tive Edward . Shurtleff, Marengo;
Mrs. Sherman M. Booth, Glencoe.
The secretary and treasurer will be
selected by the executive committee.
Of the eight members of the execu
tive committee three are democrats,
three republicans, and progres
sives in national politics,, and six of
the eight live outside Chicago.
"I feel that Illinois at last Is in
sight of constitutional revision and
that favorable action by the next gen
eral assembly is almost assured," said
Mr. Cole m accepting the presidency.
"When the .people learn what a con
stitutional convention means to them
and theirs, sentiment will crystallize
and the legislature will act In accord
with the public w-UL" .
Senators Hurburgh and Curtis said
they believed downatate sentiment to
strongly favor a convention, while
Adolf Kraus declared he thought
4 PERSONS DIE IN
Others Are Injured, Two Fa
tally, in Jumping from
Brockton, Mass., Jan. 17. Mrs. Mary
Monahan and her son Crawford Linin
thal and an unidentified lodger in the
Llniihal home lost their lives in an
apartment house fire, and five others
were Injured by Jumping from the up
per stories. Two of the injured will
probably die. AH the dead were found
in their beds suffocated.
IN A LONDON CHURCH
T nnHnn Pfiff .Tan 17 Charles Bel
mont Davis of New York ai? Philadel
phia today married Miss Daisy Turge-
son of Hinsdale, 111. Tne ceremony was
In St. Jame3 church at Piccadilly
David Jayne Hill gave the bride away.
Datis is a brother of Richard Harding
law. The campaign was one of the
hottest ver waged here.
Strcthcona Seriously III.
lxndon. Eng.. Jan. 17. Baron Strath
cona. high commissioner for Canada, is
seriously ill. prostration following an
attack of catarrh. He Is 94 years of
GIVEN A LICENSE
Chicago. 111.. Jan. 17. A marriage
license was issued today to "Gunboat"
Smith, the- pugilist, and Helen R em
ley of Now York. Ml"e Remley gave
her age as 19.
tion seats if the opportunity offered
The election of non-partisan dele
gates to the 'prospective convention
was discussed by A. D. Weiner. Sig
mund Zeitier and F. B. Johnstone.
A constitution was adopted and by
laws will be prepared by lawyers.
Membership on "the advisory council
was limited to 150, of whom SG have
It is figured a constitutional convm-
J tion can be hold In three years in case
the suggested extra session of the leg
islature should pass the necessary
amendment, or in four yeara if acted
upon by the next regular session.
Dunne Surprised at Diamond.
Springfield. 111., Jan. 17. Governor
Dunne was greatly surprised when in
formed that Dr. P. T. Diamond of Ev
anston, former member of the state
board of dental examiners, had given
out a statement in Chicago denying
that he had sent his resignation to the
governor and declaring that if he did
roB's;n he would make some sensa
tional disclosures. The governor re
ceived what he supposed to be Dia
mond's resignation, and yesterday
named Dr. Gideon M. Dempsey of Graf
ton to fill the vacancy. The purported
resignation was written on a sheet of
tablet paper in long hand and dated
Jan. 2. 1
MAKES HAUL ON
TRAIN AND FLEES
Lone Bandit Secures Several
Hundred Dollars from Pas
sengers at Point of Gun.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 17. A bandit
boarded a Western & Atlantic- pas
senger train at Vinings, Ga.. last night
robbed passengers in one of the
coaches of several hundred dollars and
after engaging in a pistol fight with a
deputy sheriff who on. was on board,
jumped from the train at Bolton, Ga.
Authorities at Bolton, which is
Washington, July 17. Democrats of
the house rules committee at a private
conference decided against ordering a
congressional investigation of the
Michigan and Colorado mine strikes.
It was voted that no investigation reso
lution be reported. Republicans and
progresbives tried for a meeting of the
entire committee, but failed.
Democrats of the ' committee con
cluded there was no questions in either
strike concerning federal government,
and nothing to show the state authori
ties are unable to cope with the situa
tion. Democrats of the bouse rules com
mittee refused to report a rule to cre
ate a standing committee on wc.ian
suffrage in the house.
The democratic majority concluded -th.
time was not ripe for the creation
of a separate commit.ee on- woman
storage. The vote must be submitted
to the entire committee " The vote w:,s
four to three, Chairman Henry Fox of
North Carolina and Fester of Illinois
f. voring the creation o; a committee.
;- ?. . -7 ,-. v vio iu ocflc-. Diair, -
' The senate election committee voted
to recommend that .Blair Lee, demo
crat, be seated in the seuate to suc
ceed Jackson, republican, of Mary
land, and determined tj report ad
versely on the credentials of Frank
Glf.ss, appointed to succeed the late
Senator Johnson of Alabama.
A popular government institution
for scientific marketing of farm pro
ducts to be known' as the agricultural
capitol, to be separated from any ex
isting branch of government, is pro
posed in a bill by Senator Borah. : It
is designed to eliminate middlemen
and reduce the cost of living, arrange
transportation facilities and otherwise '
improve the conditions of farmers. The
bill was referred to the agricultural
Canadian Government Accused.
Testimony that the Canadian gov
ernment had been paying for circula- .
tion of news articles in "patented in
sides" of newspapers to Induce Ameri
cans to go to Canada led the senate
lobby committee off on a new line of
seven miles west of Atlanta, have tak
en into custody a man said to answer ; jnqyjry.
the description of the bandit, j president Smith of the American
The train runs from Chattanooga to ; pre88 association , declared he
Atlanta and most of the passengers naj positive knowledge that the Can
were residents of Chattanooga and in- adian government had paid an !-un-termediate
towns. dred thousand to two hundred '.he u-
As the train passed through Yin- j sand a year to the Weste;-i Newspaper
ings, shortly after 7 ociock a man en-; Union for the circulation of matter
tered the chair car, drew a pistol and ; purporting to bo news articles, which
hiran n collect valuables from the : misrepresei ted condition In Canada
He had robbed more than a score
when C. C. Heard, an Atlanta deputy
cpened fire on him. Half a dozen
shots were exchanged. Heard being
wounded slightly by a bullet which
passed through his cheek.
Whether the bandit was hurt is not
kovn. He swung from the train as
it slowed down at Bolton and disappeared.
The robber did not enter the ex
press or mail cars. The amount stolen
from passengers it is believed to have
been small, although one mac reported
:nat he had given up $300.
and induced 300,000
cross the border.
Find Body with Throat Cut.
Ottawa. UL. Jan. 17. The body of
an unidentified men about 35 years
old was found in a cave east of La
Salle yesterday. . The throat had been
cut and the body was partly covered
with stones. It is believed the man
was robbed before being murdered.
Sullivan to Announce Candidacy.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 17. Roger Sulli
van tomorrow will announce his candl
d -ry for the democratic nomination of
the United States senatorshlp.
SprlngtielJ. 111., Jan. 17. Governor
Dunne today issued a requisition for
the return from New York city of
Cashier Henning of the Farmers'
State bank at Schaumberg. 111., ac
cused of the embezzlement of $40,000.
The governor will leave for Pontine
today for a personal Investigation of
TAKES RADIUM CURE
Baltimore. Md.. Jan. 17. Miss Mar
garet Quayle, daughter of Bishop Will
iam Quayle of the Methodist Episco
pal church, is receiving the radium
treatment for cancer here.
Bishop Quayle and other who have
kept in touch with her case, believe
there is hope for her recovery by this
treatment, although the physicians at
the sanitarium declined to give out
Miss Quayle has been suffering with
a cancer for about thirteen years. . It
is said to be in an advanced stage.
Killed Seek'ng Loan of $10.
Carlyle, 111.. Jan. 17. Fred Miller
stepped into the barber shop conduct
ed by Charles Wilton, his brothtr-in-law,
yesterday afternoon and asked for
a loan of $10. A quarrel followed, and
Wilton shot Miller three times. Miller
d!ed three hours aCe-rward. Wilton
is town clerk. He pleaded self-defense.
There had been 111 feeling for years
between the two men. It Is said.
CHICAGO WOMAN NOT
TAKEN FOR FORGERY
Chicago, Jan. 17. A dispatch sent
from Los Angeles, Dec. 19, stating that
a Mrs. M. G. Black, "said to be the
wife of a wealthy Chicagoan." had
been arrested charged with forgery,
proves to have been incorrect, accord
ing to Mrs. M. C. Black of this city.
The story was based upon the ar
rest of a woman who represented her
self to be Mrs. Black. She was book
ed under that name and her real iden
tity was not disclosed until the story
reached Mrs. Black who at the time
was in Chicago.
Mrs. M. C. Black is a prominent so
ciety and club woman of Chicago.
Interstate Commission Ruling Stands.
Chicago. 111., Jan. 17. The ruling of
the interstate commerce commission
as to what persons are entitled to free
transportation will be observed by the
Illinois utilities commission "for the
present." is the announcement of Pres
IOWA'S BLUE SKY
LAW IS SUSTAINED
Des Moines, la., Jan. 17. The valid
ity ot the Iowa "blue sky law" was
sustained In a decreo filed in the fed
eral court -today by Jxxtgr McPher--soa.
The law seeks to control the
sale of Investment securities in the?