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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGIT
"glXTY-TIIIItD YEAR. NO. 118.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1914. -TWELVE PAGES
PKICE TWO- CENTS.
Says National Honor is in
volved in Panama Tolls
REPEAL IS IMPERATIVE
Predicted That President's Sug
gestion for Change Will Be
Washington. D. C March 5. Presi-
11.. mVAnlAs1 -
Vst Wilson persouaiij
congress, assembled in 1oInt session
ucar. to sustain the national honor
U the United States In upholding the
trea'y obligations by repealing the Fa
una tolls exemption, against wuicn
Great Britain protests. He aked ron
press to do that "in support of tl.e
foreign policy or ,ae aaminis'.rauon.
and added that an exemption lor
American ships not only was a "mis
taken economic policy." but was in
contravention of the Hay-Pauncefote
-I shall not know how to deal with
' onr niatters of even greater delicacy
ud nearer consequence if you do not
pint it to me in ungrudging meas
sre." said the president.
"The large thing to do is the only
thing we can afford to do; a voluntary
withdrawal from a position every
where questioned and misunderstood.
We ought to reverse our action with
out raising the question whether we
sere right or wrong, and so once more
deserve our reputation for generosity
ud the redemption of every obliga
tion without quibble or hesitation."
President Wilson's addreas, the
shortest he has yet delivered to con
gress exact!' 420 words was as fol
lows: "Gentlemen of the Congress: I have
come to you upon an errand which
an be very briefly performed, but 1
tC that you will not measure Its im
portance by the number of sentences
la which I state it. No communica-j
tlon I have addressed to the congress
carried with It graver or more far
reaching implications to the interest
of the country, and I come now to
peak upon a matter with regard to
iich I am charged in a peculiar de
cree, by the constitution itself with
Points Justice of Repeal.
"I have come to ask for the repeal
of that provision of the Panama canal
rt of Aug. 24. 1913. which exempts
vessels engaged in the coastwise trade
of the United States from payment of
tons, and to urge upon you the justice,
the wisdom and the large policy of
such a repeal with the utmost earn
estness of which I am capable.
"In my own judgment, very fully
considered and maturely formed, that
exemption constitutes a mistaken eco
nomic policy from every point of view,
and is moreover In plain contraven
tion of the treaty with Great. Britain
concerning the canal concluded Nov.
IS, 190L But I have not come to you
to urge my personal views. I have
wne to state to you a fact and a situa
tion, whatever may be our own dif
ferences of opinion concerning this
Bach-debated measure, its meaning is
X debated outride at th I'nlted
8tts. Everywhere else the language
rf the treaty is given but one interpret
tion. and that Interpretation pre
ludes the exemption I am asking you
to repeal. Wo consented to the treaty;
its language we accepted, if we did
sot originate it; and we are too big.
100 Powerful, too self-respecting a na-
uon to interpret with too strained or
'fined a reading the words of our
n promises Just because we have
er enough to give us leave to rad
ttea as we please. The large thing to
U the only thing we can afford to
. a voluntary withdrawal from a po
sition ever V hpr tiAitlnriMl nn4 TTn i
Mderfctood. We ought to reverse cur
"SJon without raising the question
aether we were right or wrong, and
once more deserve our reputation
generosity and the redemption of
Trr obligation without quibble or
"I ask this of you in support of the
jsa policy of the administration.
1 hall not know how to deal with
her matters of even greater dell-,
7 and nearer consequence if you
rant it to me In ungrudging
kan before the hour set for the
Indent's sixth personal address to
legislative branch of the govern
"at, the capltol corridors were
fded with men and women favored
"a tickets of admission to the gal
ws. The house chamber galleries were
?cIw1- The preeldent's message
so brief he had finished reading
-ot before the surprised galleries
realised he had bcrutL Th a ininmiiii-
were in a place reserved for
O. No official of the British em
"r was present.
Toe joint session was dissolved and
frinator Chilton, democrat, introduced
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne
Generally fair tonight and Friday;
somewhat colder tonight, with the
lowest temperature about 25 degrees;
moderate to brfsk northwest winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 33. Highest
yesterday. 43. Lowest last night. 33.
elocity of wind at 7 a. m., 8 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., CC; at
7 a. m., 92.
State of water, S feet; a fall of .2 In
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mars. Venus. Saturn.
Morning star: Jupiter. The Mllkv
way rests at the poles about p. m!.
earring a little westward near zenith.
FOR 2 BROTHERS
Kin Whom He Had Not Seen in
35 Years to Divide $100,000
Left by an Iowan.
Lansing, la., March 5. Andrew
Idick, a money lender, who died here
yesterday, leaves a fortune of $100,000
to two brothers hx Norway, whom he
had not seen in 35 years. Idick'a Im
mediate family is dead.
a bill autborizingthe president to sus
pend the tolls.
The interstate commerce commit
tee expects to report a bill for the re
peal of the Panama tolls provision in
a few days.
Two Years in Dispute.
The Panama tolls question has been
a subject of dispute for nearly two
years. Diplomatic correspondence be
tween Great Pritaln and the United
States found the question unsettled
when President Taft left office. Ex
cept for an assurance to James Bryce,
then British ambassador, when he left
the United States a year ago, that the
question would be taken up in regular
session of congress. President Wilson
has never directed any official com
munication to England on the tolls
question. The president recently told
callers he had never discussed the
matter formally or informally with the
British ambassador here, Sir Cecil
Spring-Rice, because he believed the
-obligation on the part of the United
States to repeal the exemption, clauaa
was one which this government Itself
i-hould realise without outside Influ
ence or pressure.
Administration leaders Inbothhoube
and senate have assured the president
that with the delivery of a message by
him. showing that International cir
cumstances had arisen since the meas
ure was last debated, the president's
suggestion for a repeal would be met
with prompt action.
4 SINGING STARS
Melba, Prostrated by Laryngitis
Cancels American Tour .
Garden Ee covering.
New York, March 5. Four grand
opera prima donnas are on the sick list
as a result of the stormy entrance of
March. Mme. Melba. who is prostrat
ed by laryngitis at Springfield, Mass.,
is reported to have cancelled her
American engagements. Mary Gar-
J den is similarly afflicted, but hopes to
rejoin her company at the end of the
week. Miss Emmy Destinn and Mme.
Matzenauer are suffering from weather
ailments that have caused cancella
tions of their engagements.
TO MRS. BUFFUM
Little Valley, N. T" March 5. No
tice of an appeal which, automatically
stays the execution of Mrs. Cynthia
liuffum, sentenced to die in the elec
tric chair at Auburn next month, was
' , - Florida Crops Bitten.
Jacksonville. Fla.. March 5. Re
ports from south Florida indicate that
vegetable crops were Injured 50 to 75
per cent by recent frosts.
12 DISTRICTS IN
Pepria. I1L, March 5. The United
Mine Workers today decided to re
district the state, making 12 sub-dis-trlcts
Instead of seven. Sixteen sub
district presidents will supplant the
present executive board cf the state.
Decision as to whether the union
miners of Illinois will lend $150,000 to
tb strikers In Colorado will be made
by a referendum vote. This was deter
mined at the state convention of the
United Mine Workers of America yesterday.
Mexican General Trying
to Prove His Strength
as "Peace" Leader
IS NOT YET RECEIVED
United States Waiting Result
of Carranza Inquiry Before
Making Further Move.
Washington, D. C, March 6. Gen
eral Felix Diaz arrived today to at
tempt to get a bearing before the
senate foreign relations committee
and give his views on the Mexican
situation. Secretary Bryan talked the
Mexican situation over with the house
foreign affairs committee and he will
probably make a statement concern
ing one phase of the conference.
Diaz, notwithstanding his denial
that he knew either Villa or Ocon.
who appeared before the committee
yesterday, came in response to their
messages urging him to plead bis own
case. Whether the committee will
hear him or not has not yet been de
termined. Diaz, it is understood, will endeavor
to convince the committee that as !
leader of a movement to establish a .
stable government be could win many
influential citizens and officers of
Huerta's government army.
The United States today is awaiting
the outcome of the investigation insti
tuted by Carranza into the Benton
execution and the mysterious disap
pearance of Bauch, an American.
Upon the results of the investigation
and Carranza's action win depend in
large measure the policy of America.
The commission appointed by Car
ranza is expected to begin the inves
tigation at Juarez today.
Carranza Leaves Nogales.
Nogales. Sonora. Mexico. March 5.
General Carranza and staff officers.
with a heavy guard of troops, left
here today on a train for Naco, So -
nora. From that point Carranza will
ride Into Chihuahua, probably touching
Augua Prieta, opposite Douglas, Ariz.,
and CasBas Grandes. on the railroad
southwest of Juarez.
Terrazas Time Nearly Up.
EI Paso, Texas. March 5. Louis Ter
razas, many months held prisoner by
rebels at Chihuahua pending negotia
tions for ranson. has until tomorrow
to pay $500,000 to General Villa under
pain of death.
MRS. KLINE BACK IN GARY
Girl Saved By "Billy" Rugh to Make
Homo With Parents.
Gary, Ind., March 5. Mrs. Leon M.
Kline, who was Miss Ethel Smith, the
girl for whom "Billy" Rugh, the crip
pled newsboy gave np his life, has
returned to the home of her parents
here. Her elopement with Mr. KHne
two months ago caused a sensation
here. No word has been received by
the parents of Mrs. Kline from her
since then and her return was a sur- j When last seen the girl was starting
prise. Her husband is now in New with Endicott for a moving picture
Orleans. Mrs. Kline denied that ' show.
there was any estrangement between a formal charge of murder was plac
herself and her husband, but said she ed against Endicott. The girl was last
would make her future home with her
Women Pass Chance to Vote.
Elgin, 111., March 6 Women of Plato
Center Ignored -yesterday their right
to vote at the first election to be held
In the county after the state had ex
tended the right of suffrage to women.
The township voted yesterday at a spe
cial election to determine the mem
bership of the highway board. The
Interest was intense among the men
but not one woman cast her vote. The
weather and condition of the roads 1
were said to have contributed to the
absence of women voters.
Chief Joseph of Miami Dies.
Huntington. Ind., March 5. Joseph
Engieman, the last blood chief of the ! from any of the men that they were
Miami Indians, died today on the res- j detained against their will." he
ervation near here. He bad been head J Baid. Incoming traln8 bearing strike
of the tribe since the death of Chief ( breakers were shot up on several oc-
caDnei uoarroy, several years ago. .
Chief Joseph was the son of an Indian
princess and Christian Engleman, a
German farmer. He left no male heir
and the new chief will be chosen at
the next gathering of the remnants
of the once powerful tribe.
La Crosse Man Expires.
La Crosse, Wis., March 5. William
Taylor, aged 104 years, a resident of
t Crosse, died while visiting at the
home of his daughter. Miss Margaret
Taylor at Denver. Mr. Taylor was
born in England In 1810 and located
at La Crosse in 1845. He was a prom
inent resident here and formerly held
a county office.
"Hotspur" Is Dead.
Buffalo. N. Y, March 5. Edward
McBrlde, a widely known sporting
writer under the name "Hotspur," is I
POST SPECIAL IN
Food Manufacturer Dashing
Cross Country for Operation
Alburquerque, N. M., March 5.
special train on which C. W. Post, the
food manufacturer, is racing from Cal-
iUorn,a to Rochester Winn., to s-tinlt
to an ImPerat,ve operation, overtook
the east bound Santa Fe de- Luxe at
i1 - 8 Vegas at 2 norntaK- Tne
I BPeclal ha8 averaged 79 miles an hour
islnce leavinS Angeles.
La Junta, Colo., March 5. Post's
special of four cars arrived here at
7:30 and departed 10 minutes later.
It was reported the Battle Creek mil
lionaire was standing the journey
as well as could be expected.
GIRL IS MISSING;
Miss Jessie Branton of Gary,
Ind., Drops Out of Sight at
Cairo. Ml., March 5. Miss Jessie
Branton,' who came here from Gary,
Ind., is missing, . and Mose Endicott,
with whom she was last seen alive, is
m prison awaiting an investigation.
seen Saturday night.
MINE BOSS TELLS
A DYNAMITE PLOT
ffloughton. Mich, March 5. Bunk
houses were guarded to protect non
union men from strikers and not to
restrict the liberty of imported strike-
breakers, testified Superintendent Pot-
1,700 men into the copper country
since the strike .and who was also
charged with housing newcomers.
I did not receive a single complaint
oasions. Potter said. Once an attempt
was made to dynamite a train.
Former City Treasurer Indicted.
East St. Louis, 111., March 5. For
mer City Treasurer Gehold and John
Young, former clerk in the office of
the building commission, were indicted
today on a charge of embezsling city
Vienna, March C. Seventeen sol
diers of the Emperor's rifle regiment
were killed today by an avalanche.
They were engaged in maneuvers on
the mountains in Tyrcl,
SIX MONTH TERM
FOR MRS. JEWELL
Woman Who Gathered . Money
by Advertising Convicted of
Using Mails Illegally.
New Haven, Conn., March 5. Mrs.
Addie Jewell, whose advertisements
ns a "handsome widow in search of a
housekeeper's position," netted her
considerable, today pleaded guilty to
using the mails to defraud and was
sentenced to six months In jail.. Her
husband is serving a sentence as an
Ambassador at Washington Re
ceives Assurances That Hu
mors Need Not Disturb.
Washington, D. C, March 5. Senor
de Gamba, Brazilian ambassador, has
received a brief dispatch from, his
government directing him to assure
legations and consular officers that
this country need "not feel any un
easiness because of rumors." There
were no advices to supplement it, the
Buenos Ayres, Brazil, March 5. A
state of siege was proclaimed in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil, today, according
to dispatches from that city.
Although strict censorship is im
posed on dispatches from Brazil, re
ports are current that a revolutionary
movement has been in existence
for some time and that fighting has
been in progress between local forces
and government authorities in the
Brazilian states of Pernambuco, Cea-
ra and Para, who have a combined
population of 2.500,000. The cause is
said to have been racial differences.
Business is said to be virtually sus
pended in various states, chiefly
where the negro population is very
numerous. The last wees: or teD
ruary a body of fanatics was report
ed marching on Rio de Janiero.
New York, March 5. No member
of the New York coffee exchange
had received any direct information
i this forenoon of a reported outbreak
in Rio de Janiero. Coffee receipts
were normal and business was. not
A cablegram from Rio de Janiero
ceived this morning from Crosshan &
Sieloken, coffee brokers, gave no in
timation of trouble in that .city.
"There have been repeated exagge
rated rumors of a rebellion which
have proved untrue," said Sieloken.
London. England March 5. Confir
mation that a state of siege has been
proclaimed in Buenos Ayres .was re
ceived in this city today. Martial law
has been proclaimed In Nictheroy, five
miles west of the capital, and In Petrol
oils, capital of the state of Rio de
German Writer Jailed.
Berlin, Germany, March 6. Hana
Leuess. a newspaper writer, waa sen
tenced to six months' imprisonment
for insulting the crown prince In an
article entitled "William the Last."
The writer said It would be a public
misfortune If the crown prince were
called to the throne.
GIVEN A WELCOME
Fellow Employes Cordially
Greet Petras on His Return
to Work at Aurora.
Aurora. 111.. March 6. -Anthony Pe-
tras. accused of the murder of Theresa
UlQlIatttlS&JKh&as found, dead, h
cemetery nesHxrhome nere a uitie - ai i" requeui ui mo
more than two weeks ago, returned to ney, Tannebaum'a bail was Increased
his work yesterday in the fa'ctory of to; $7,500. Tannebaum's friends con
the Automatic Manufacturing com- j fessed they would have to let him stay
pany. i in jail, while at the request of Tanne-
Petras arrived at the factory baum's attorneys the examination was
promptly on time and as the whistle postponed until tomorrow. . .
blew walked to his bench and busied
himself with his work. Philip Keller,
department foreman, was the first to
greet him. "Hello, Tony," he said as
he grasped the young man's hand. Oth
ers in the shop followed Keller's lead.
F. P. Bertrand, superintendent of
employment at the factory where Pe
tras works, says few, if any, of the
employes believe him guilty of the
crime.. Petras is free on $10,000 bonds
pending action of the grand jury
Thn cjls has divided ODinion in
Aurora. In an informal canvass taken
today five out of seven women were
against the girl's former sweetheart,
while four out of five men declared
ELLIS CASE NOW
IN JURY'S HANDS
Chicago, 111., March 5. The case of I trial Workers of the World and mill
William Ellis of Cincinnati, charged t tant suffragets should be classed with
with the murder of his wife, went to j "other forms of lawlessness." said,
the jury today. ; senator Sherman. (
A crowd in which there were many '
fashionably- dressed women fought to
gain entrance to the court room
hear the closing arguments.
Zang Held Guiltless.
St. Louis, Mo., March 5. The grand
jury here last night decided that Hen
ry Zang was justified in killing Wes
ley "Red" Simon, three hours after
Simon went on trial last Monday for
the murder of another gangster. The
killing of Simon was about the tenth
which has resulted here during the
last few - years as a result of gang
fights. Several of these occurred in
and about the court building while
gangsters were being tried for mur
der. Kelly Brooklyn Postmaster.
Washington, D. C, March 5. Will
re-Ham Kelly, president of the National
Letter Carriers' association, has been.
selected for postmaster at Brooklyn,
N. Y., He was endorsed by all demo
Vienna, March 5. The lower house
of the Austrian parliament, whoBeses-i
sions w ere suspended Jan. 30, owing '
to violent obstruction by deputies, re-'
assembled today, but were again
brought to an abrupt stop by a tu-!
mult raised by Czechs, who regard
the attitude of the government in the !
settlement of Germany and Czech dif- j
ferences In Bohemia unduly favorable '
to the Germans. The sessions were j
en to Bring Army of Ag
itators to the City.
ROUTED FROM ACHURCH
Knives, Razors and Black Jacks
Found in Pews After In
vaders Are Removed. f
New York, March 5. Two hundred
men and one woman, members of Uie
army of unemployed, arrested 'last
night after their refusal to ieave St.
Alphonsus Roman Catholic church,
will be given a hearing late today,:
Each was held in $1.000' bail.
Frank Tannebaum. leader of the
army, organised under the auspices of
the Industrial Workers of the World,
was held in jail In $5,000 bonds on a
charge of inciting to riot. After the
army left the church the police de
clared knives, razors, black-jacks and
pieces of iron were found in the pews.4
Hyman Finkelstein, one of the men
arrested, had $750 in his possession.
Unshaven and defiant, Tannebaum;'
for a while a waiter and now head of
the army of unemployed, was arraign
ed in police court on a charge of in-
citing to riot. He was represented by
Attorney Sheffield, retained by the In
dustrial Workers of the World. -
"This is only the start," said Tanne
baum. "The L W. W. is behind every
man arrested." If necessary we will
; bring 500 agit-.tors into the city in
the next few days."
Tannebaum had a cell alone last
night, but his 200 followers were .
placed five and six in a cell, owing to
lack of cell room and sleep was out or
the question. Their yells and protests
,fcspt ogier prisoners awake. .-. ...... j-.
To End Strike Trouble.
Chicago, III.. March 5. A double
barrelled injunction to end disturb
ances which have attended a wait
resses' strike . in a Randolph street
restaurant (was made possible by an
agreement of counsel of the opposing
factions today. It is planned to pe
tition the courts to enjoin the police
from arresting union pickets and en
join pickets from making statements
' injurious xo me reswuranu ine agree-
ment came after tno cases of 6
. wmen were continued for a week. It
is intimated that if the agreement
works out the charges of conspiracy.
disorderly conduct and resisting ar
rest will be dropped.
While courts were being sought to
settle the strike 12 more waitresses
were arrested this afternoon 'in front
of the restaurant where the strike is
. Sherman Hits Militants. 1
Washington, D. C- March 5. Indus-
IN LEROY STREET
John M. Zoelhoffner Is Shot
Down by Frank DunMn, His ;
Long Time Enemy,
Bloomington. III., March 5. As a re
sult of ill feeling of several years' du
ration, Frank Dunkin shot and killed
John M. Zoelhoffner, a newspaper pub
lisher, on the streets of Leroy yes
terday afternoon. Only one man, Marie
Strange, saw the tragedy. -
He said that Dunkin walked up to
Zoelhoffner and without warning drew
a revolver and shot the publisher la
the abdomen. Only one shot waa Or
Dunkin immediately, gave himself up
to the town marshal and waa brought
to the county jail here tonight. Zoel
hoffner was 60 years of age and had
been engaged in the newspaper bust
ness at Leroy for many years.
Several years ago Mrs. Dunkin waa
employed In Zoelhoffnera newspar
office and the feeling between the two
men Is thought to have started at that
time. The two men also were lavolr-
ed in a lawsuit and bad several street
fights. Dunkin has declined to make
Zoelhoffner waa prominent In th
rtair of Leroy and ranked aa o
of the most respected citizens. Ilia
widow and four children survive him,
Dunkin is cemetery asartoa. ,