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OCK ISLAND ARGUSjilSiS
"SIXTY-THIKD YEUl NO. 107.
FRIDAY. JUNE 5, 19U. -SiXTEEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Redfield Shows Map of
the Country to Prove
HOWLERS ARE HIT HARD
Mental Mourning Still Exists for
Lost Privileges, Secre
Ra!eic?i. X. C. Juno 5. Secretary
of Commerce Rodtie'.d. in a speech
here yesterdav bi fore the chamber of
ocir.merce, dit-cussed business condi
tions throusliout the country. In part
"If we woiiid p ace the business at
jncspiere of the country on a S'jrt ot
commercial wea.her map suili as is
used by the weather service, we s-hould
find a curious condition. In the ex
treme southeast aid southwest would
be area where the business bnroine
ler is high. Ail t'.irough the great cen
tral part of the country, where the
bulk of our wheat is grow n, would by
another great area of fair weat'.ier and
Over the preat coitoa j
areas of the south would be no dej res
ign, cot even unsettled conditions,
but a nortiiul locking fur great apri
cultural favors expected to come. High
barometer aiso jTt-vaiSs wlif-re
biies are made in and a!out the lake
area. Over the northeastern states
would be found a H-!:un of low ba
rometer and marke.i depression. If
the state of mind of the different parts
of our country er.tiM be shaded in col
ors, the cr-t body of the west would
be white, while an area of di:Il pn.r
wcId represent our northeastern
"One does not mean to deride a de
pressed su'- "" i!"!ud in speaking of
!t at a psychological condition. The
people that fetl that way fee", just as
badly about it as if the condition were
physical rather than psychological.
The hope lies in the fact that the reali
ties of the physical condition may so
assert themselves ere long that the
mental state will adjust itie'f to taern
and be relieved."
After citing reports of depression in
various foreign countries. Mr. Redfield
"Few men would be so bold as to!
deny the world-wide conditions which
tare been tuegete-a. TMd is not an
age in which the nations are separat
ed. Tiie!r commercial and industrial
alliances on the one hand and compe
titions on the other are close. That
which affects one adversely is reflected
upon the others. It is the merest child
ishness to select one of them out from
the others and deal w ith it as If its own
Internal procedure were the sole cause
of the conditions found in it.
"In like maiiLer any argument to the
effect that the alleged attitude of o ir
fovernment toward 'big biioiness is
the cause cf such depression as exists
here Is met by ti.e fact that in Ge ,
many, where trusts and cartels are le
galized and the government assists
"m. ue depression is even more se
vere than it has been here.
Any world-wide view, therefore, of
the great intricate mass of inter
locked transactions which we call "the
orld g business' finds it in a state of
depression almost everywhere, with
ocean freights so low because of the
shortage of international traffic on the
ea that ship owners .are beginning
to conFlder whether it is not cheaper
to lay their vessels up than to run
thetn at a material loss.
A good dea". has been made of the
Mrt that our foreign business during
the month cf April shows a decre'aso
the exports of about $37,OO0,00. and
a Increase In the Imports of about
I27.600.000. and that the merchandise
transactions for that month show an
Ppsrect balance aqalnst us somewhat
big fight posted
Six Thousand Sovereigns Up,
This Amount Representing
Share Johnson Gets.
London. England, July 5. Six thou
sand sovereigns, the largest sum of
fold ever deposited to insure a trior e
tKht, was posted in the office of the
Sportsman this afternoon by Gerrard
Austin, representing a syndicate pro
moting match between Jack John
son and farn LunKford, which prob
hly wui take place in Lcadon in Sep
tember or October. The money repre
enu Johnson's share, win, lose or
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, lor
Rock Island, Davenport, Mcllno
Unsettled weather tonight and Sat
urday; probably showers: not much
change in temperature; moderate ta
rresh southerly w inds.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 66. Highest
yesterday 95. Lowest last night 60.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 6 mile
Precipitation 4.17 inches.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. S7; al
7 a. m. 89.
Stage, of water 6.9, a rise of .5 in last
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Even in a sturs: Mercury. Venus. Sat
urn. Mars. Morning star: Jupiter.
The star at the point overhead about
! p. m. Is the Up of the handle of the
8,000 ON STRIKE
IN EASTERN CITY
: Employes of Westinghouse Com
pany, Pittsburgh, Ask Bet
Pittsburgh. Pa.. Juno 5. Eight thou
sand men and women employed by
the Westinphouse Electric and Manu
facturing company and the Westing
house Mach:ne company struck today
and dt-ciared they would not return
until working conajtions were im
proved. They are members of the Al
lepiieny Industrial union and demand
elimination of premium piece and I
bonus systems, reemployment of all
men disc-harped since Keb. 1. and rota
tion employment during period of de-
pression. There was no disorder. Sev
eral Hundred pins, each with a tin
horn, paraded the streets.
in excess of $11,000,000, and gleeful
conclusions as to the effects of the
tariff law are drawn by high-speed
thinkers from raiiier meager data.
Looking plainly at the facts, we And
them to be as follows
'During April the increase of imports
which we have seen amounted to about
$27,0"0,ooo. Is found to be In the fol
"Crude materials for we in our man
"Crude" foodstuff i over 14,000,000.
"Partly manufactured foodstuffs,
"Here Is an aggregate of $25,000,000
out of a total increase of J27.500.000,
which is entirely in foods and mater
ials which our manufacturers use. The
balance is made up of an increase in
finished manufactures of $5,000,000 less
a decrease in partly finished manufac
tures of $2,000,000, showing a net in
crease in all imported manufactures of
$3.0rw),0f'0, or about 6 per cent as com
pared with the month of April a year
"Turning now to the exports for the
month of April, in which there Is a
decrease of $37,000,000 for that month,
we find $10,000,000 of It in crude ma
terials for manufactures; $14,000,000 ot
it in foodstuffs; over $5.00fl,T)f0 in part
ly finished manufactures: making a
total of $29,000,000. Eight millions out
cf $37,000,000 is In fully finishes manu
factures, this last, item showing th"
smallest ratio of decrease for the
month of any of the great groups
named. In other words, it is in the
line of fully finished manufactures
that we have he'd our proportion of
"On the day when this was written
the secretary of labor read in the cab
inet in my presence a telegram from
the labor authorities of Missouri stat
ing that 30,000 men were needed in
that state to help harvest the crops.
Another telegTam from the labor com
missioner of the state of Kansas call
ing for that state for a like purposa
was read, and at the previous sessloa
he had read a dispatch from the labor
commissioner of Oklahoma stating
that 15,000 men were needed there.
Looks Into Other Conditions.
"It is true that psychological depres
sion is none the less a depression be
cause it is psychological. We may
therefore fairly look Into other con li
Hons to see whether the mental state
that exists has a Justification in solid
"If you and I get away from the
crowded centers of our middle and
eastern states where mental mourning
exists for conditions that can never re
turn since the day of mastery Is over
and commerce must henceforth be a
servant if, I say, we get away from
these centers Into which the ljght is
breaking, but which it has not yet
fully iilnminated. we shail find a dif
ferent atmosphere. From far-off Cal
ifornia and from Florida; from the
fields of Oklahoma and Kansas, Mis
souri and Nebraska, comes the glad
cry of a harvest all but ripe for the
sickle. There was no mourning in the
craage .groves or eamomia wnen i
saw them In March, and Florida utters
no cry of distress la sending 23,000
carloads of her fruit to market,
"It Is a small and pitiful thing that
men should expect to reap political
Droflt out of magnifying evils. How-
ever, the too willing howls of t!'
apostles cf evil are so obvious as weii
as so previous as to be on the whole
jr.ore humorous than harmful. They
make the Judicious grieve, but they
bring no anxiety to the thoughful."
GIRL ON KNEE
Daughter of Lady Blom
field Causes Sensation
4 at English Palace.
HURLS SELF AT THRONE
Hustled Cut of Room Before
She Is Able to Finish De
livery of Message.
London, England, June 5. Miss
Mary Blomfield. daughter of Lady
Worn field, w idow of Sir Arthur Blom
field, was the woman who created the
sensational scene in Buckingham pal
ace last night, when she threw herself
on her knees before King George and
.miss luomneid alone was concern
ed in the incident, although her sis
ter, wno also attended the court, was
requested to leave the palace after th
occurrence. She left without protest
Officials of the palace today are on
the verge of nervous prostration, and
are taking every precaution to pre
vent a repetition of the performance
at tonight's function at the palace.
Miss Blomfield had only time to
ejaculate audibly. "Your Majesty, for
God's sake " when she was seired
and hustled out of the throne room.
King George was the coolest man in
The Women's Social and Political
union, militant, denies responsibility
for the incident at Buckingham palace
Many of Churches Close.
In consequence of suffraget attacks
many churches in the country are be
ing closed except for Sunday services
public opinion is inflamed to a remark
able degree. There is well grounded
belief that much of the work of de
struction Is being done by .hired .bands
well paid out of the bulging coffers of
the Women's Social and Political
union. Much lucrative American tour
ist business is being lost to the Lon
don hotels and storekeepers because
oj suffraget raids on museums and art
Historic Church Burned.
Derby, England, June 5. A historic
church at Breadsall, dating back to
Norman times and containing many
priceless relics, was destroyed by fire
during the night. Recently a suffraget
meeting at Bread sal I was broken up by
bovs. It is generally supposed the
women burned the church in revenge.
SPRING RUSH IN
Licenses for the Erection of
Dwellings Are in Majority
During Past Week.
The rush on the starting of build
ings in Rock Island which started la
early spring is now ending and per
mits for buildings to the extent of $16,-
150 were all that were issued the past
The permits issued:
Frank Vogue, 717 Fourteenth
avenue, dwelling $ 1.400
Mclnnls Bros., for H. W. Tress,
1537 Twenty-sixth street,
Mclnnls Bros., for W. G. Welch,
1613 Twenty -second street,
J. Burgis, 1129 Fourteenth
street, dwelling 2,800
II. W. Baker, for Edwin F. Lun-
deen, 1626 Thirty-seventh street,
W. E. Bailey for F. K. Rhoads.
1S04 Forty-first Btreet, dwell
ing J. E. Johnson, for Dr. F. O.
Ringnell. 4201 Seventh ave
Louis Miller for Fritz Herman,
2958 Thirteenth avenue, al
R. Standard. 453S Fifteenth ave
nue, dwelling 2.500
"Firebugs" Denied Rehearing.
Springfield. 111.. June 5. The su
preme court yesterday denied the peti
tion for a rehearing in the case against
W. A. Harris and Max Covitz. mem
bers of the "arson trust" in Chicago,
who were convicted in the Cook coun
ty court and whose case was affirmed
by the supreme court.
Director Not Dummies, Says Ledyard.
Washington. D. C, June 5. At the
interstate commerce hearing today,
Lewis Cass Ledyard denied that the
New Haven directors were "dummies"
or that the late J. Plerpont Morgan or
former President Mellen dominated
TOWNS IN NORTH
Small Buildings Being Whirled
Down Black River at
Greenwood, Wis., June 5. With
Black river at greatest flood height,
the result cf heavy rains, and rising
fast, tbis-4ow.itn4itb.ers hourly, ax
in danger of being swxept. away. The
municipal light and poweA company's
dam was torn from its anchorage and
250 feet of concrete levee 1pm away.
Small buildings are being, whirled
dowa stream and families driven
from their homes.
Toledo, Ohio, June 5. There was
only minor damage by the storm yes
terday at Helena, Ohio. No one was
killed or injured.
J. C. R.MYSTERY
Mother, Brother and Sister
Identify Man Missing for
Chicago. 111., June 5. When a broth
er and sister toaay amrmea innr
mother's identification of the myster
ious "J. C. R." as her son, and the lat
ter, whose mind Is practically a blank
and vocal chords paralyzed, gave evi
dence of remembrance of his mother.
the eight-year mystery of the "man
who was" was cleared to the satisfac
tion of all concerned. Mrs. H. E. Pit
kin, a wealthy woman, last night Iden-
ifled the man as Earl lies, son of her
former husband. Hies, a mining en
gineer w Ith Interests In Goldfleld, Xev
disappeared in 1906. The only word
he can articulate Is "pie."
SHIP HITS A REEF;
ALL ABOARD SAFE
Seventy-Five Passengers Are
Relieved When Wireless
Calls Are Answered.
New London. Conn., June 5. The
5 passengers of the steamer North
land. New iork for Portland, Me.,
hich went ashore on Bartlett's reef.
0 miles southwest of here at midnight
in a heavy fog, were landed in this
city at 5 this morning by the wreck
ing tug Tasco, which had answered
With the Empress of Ireland disas
ter fresh In mind the passengers said
they were in constant fear a storm
would come up and endanger their
lives. There was little alarm, however,
after they learned the wireless signals
had been answered.
The captain and crew remained on
the Northland, which was damaged
about the bows and forehold. Efforts
to haul the vessel off this morning
failed and the cargo will be lightered
and another attempt made to float her
this evening. She is ot steel and 304
feet in length.
Germany now has CO towns where
wemea are enjr'lycd as policewomen.
UNRAVELING THE CAUSE
Manager of Chicago House Tells
Why the Billboard Is
Thing of the Past.
Chicago, 111., June 5. Billposter ad
vertising cannot compete . with news
paper advertising. This statement yes
terday supplemented the announce
ment by J. T. Garrity, manager of the
Garrlck theatre, that during the en
gagement of Olga Petrova in "Pan
thea" at the Garrick, beginning Sun
day, publicity will be sought only
through the newspapers.
"Billboards usually are most numer
ous where the persons who read are
the fewer," said Mr. Garrity in ex
plaining his stand. "Many managers
believe that the billboard as a getter
of patronage Is a thing of the past, but
few of them have the courage to stand
by their convictions. The Schuberts
tried out exclusive newspaper adver
tising in New York a year ago with
gratifying results and this caused the
experiment in Chicago.
"You know tha"t persons who ride
past billboards are usually going too
fast to read them and 00 per cent of
the folks who ride read the newspa
pers. while on the cars.
"During the last year, with 'Ro
mance' and the 'Road to Happiness,'
two of our biggest successes, the Gar
lick and the Princess advertised ex
clusively in the newspapers. A spe
cial matinee, advertised for three days
in the newspapers, was sold out by 10
o'clock on the morning of the perform
ance and 900 persons' were turned
"When IT. J. Hermann brought the
'Modern Girl' to the Cort he protested
that we did r.ot allow him enough
paper on the billboards. Three weeks
later he said his billboardless show
had the best opening in Chicago that
it had experienced on the road.
"The cost of lithographing six
cents a sheet, not counting
the paper, mounts into big figures
when three or four thousand sheets
are put out. We intend to advertise
more and more in the newspapers and
less on the boards.
"The Palace, the Majestic a-nd the
burlesque houses abandoned the bill
boards a year ago and the legitimate
houses are coming rapidly to the sense
of the experiment."
Mann Act Is York's Nemesis.
Des Moines, la., June 5. George
York, a Colfax merchant who figured
in the failure of the state bank of Col
fax several months ago and the sub
sequent Investigation into the death
of M. B. Wheelock, the cashier, yester
day was convicted In the federal court
here, on a charge of violating the
Mann white slave act He. was charged
with having transported Mrs. O. E.
Jackson from Kansas City to Des
George York today was sentenced to
a year in Leavenworth prison.
Detective Aids Schumann-Heink.
Chicago, III.. June 5. At today's ses
sion of the divorce case of Madame
Schumann-Helnk against William
Rapp. the deposition of William Na
ples, a detective, was read. Naples
said he followed Rapp during the
month of February, 1913. and saw him
enter the apartments of Mrs. Cather
ine Dean of New York, late at night
and early in the morning. On numer
ous occasions be saw Rapp in her company.
HOMES ON ISLAND
Boiling Lava Overwhelms Plan
tations and Forest Near
Batavia, Java, June 5. There was a
violent eruption of several volcanoes
today on Dutch Island of Sanguir, 140
miles direct south of Mindadbao, Phil-
appines. Boiling lava poured down the
mountains, overwhelming forests and
cocoa plantations. Simultaneously a
heavy ram of stones from various cra
ters fell over the whole island. Of
ficial reports do not mention loss of
life, but register destruction of 100
ALLENS NEAR TO
DEATH IN MEXICO
Deputy Consul and Wife With
stand Four Days' Siege in
Monterey House. .
OakUnd, Cal., June 5.--Deputy Uni
ted States Consul John C. Allen, who,
with his wife, arrived here last night,
gave a dramatic recital of his escape
from death by a Mexican mob at
Monterey. Allen and his wife with
stood a four days' seige behind stone
walls in a crude Mexican house in
Monterey after receipt of the news of
the American occupation of Vera
Cru, while a frenzied mob surged out
side crying: "Death to Gringoes!"
"We lieved a lifetime in those four
days," said Allen. ''The mob was crazy
with hatred. My wife made me prom
ise to kill . her, then myself, if they
broke through the barriers. We had
no firearms, nothing but a butcher
knife, but I got it ready, for I should
never have allowed her to fall Into
their hands alive."
At the end of the fourth day the fed
eral troops were driven out by the
constitutionalists and the Aliens left
their "fortress" in safety.
COULD LOVE GOV. DUNNE,
BUT ALAS, HE'S MARRIED
Springfield, 111., June 5. Following
the action of Governor Dunne In par
doning a convict in order that he
might support his family, the gov
ernor's mail has been largely increased
by letters from humanitarians com
mending him for his actioto. One of
them, however, failed to reach the
governor's desk. ' It was a note from a
woman who told of reading of the par
don in a newspaper clipping which
carried the governor's picture with the
"Your picture was In the clipping,"
said the letter. "Your fine, noble self
and I feel I love to look at you and
really would love to know you. I am
going to send you my photo. Wish you
would answer in this case. To err is
human, to forgive divine, for I really
admire you greatly. Hope this will
reach you and you will answer same.
Tell me if this Is appreciated and If
you are a married man."
Inclosed In the letter was the writ
er's photograph and a request that the
governor send his own in exchange.
William Sullivan, the governor's sec
retary, received the letter. He im
mediately remalled it to the writer, en
closing a picture of Governor and Mrc.
Dunne and their nine, children. i
Naval Academy Graduates
Are Told Nation's Posi
tion in Mexico.
IN A HUMANE SERVICE
Believes People of Vera Cruz
Will Change Their Opin- -ion
Annapolis, Md., June 5. President
Wilson today told 154 graduates of the
naval academy, many of whom will
leave shortly for Mexican waters, that
the mission of the United States is one
of service to humanity, not of ag
grandizement, nor conquest. He later
delivered diplomas to the young mid
shipmen. The president declared that it was
the duty of the United States to serve
the world. Speaking of the Vera Cms
situation, the president reverently de
clared : "I pray God the boys will not
have to fight any more," and added
that the real good they will do will be
their impression on Mexicans.
"They are not strutting or bluster
ing," he went on. "The people of Vera
Crua, who despised and hated Ameri
cans, will think differently when our
The president spoke in the huge
armory, which was packed with more
than five thousand officers and mid
shipment and relatives and friends of
the graduates. He was enthusiastical
The yacht Mayflower, on which the
president. Secretary Daniels and party
arrived this morning, was saluted by
the battleships Illinois, Idaho and Mis
souri and shore batteries. A bad wind
and rain storm made the going of the
Mayflower difficult during the night,
but there was no serious trouble. At
2 this morning on the Mayflower the
president received a long wireless
message from the American delegates
at Niagara Falls. He refused to dis
cuss its contents.
Tampico Situation Still Annoys.
Washington, D. June 5. The sit
uation confronting Washington with
reference to shipments of arms to .'
constitutionalists at Tampico con- ,v
tinued today the absorbing subject of
deliberation in official quarters. Secre-f
tary Bryan reiterated that Tampico
was still held as an open port, nob'
wiinsianaing uu several snips are en
route there with arms for the const!
Admiral Howard reported fighting
about Mazatlan continues, and the .
federal fortifications badly damaged, j
iteports oi iorceu loans continue.
Vice Consul Silliman of SalUllo con
ferred with Secretary Bryan and John
Lind today. Silliman confirmed : re
ports that the federals compelled him
to open the consular safe and took the
state department code and valuables.
He was in jail 21 days, but was not
taken before a firing squad, as bad
MONA LISA THIEF GIVEN
YEAR AND FIFTEEN DAYS
Florence, Italy, June 5. The judges
today accepted a plea of "extenuatlnpt-'
circumstances" in behalf of Vlncennis
Peugia, who stole Da Vinci's Mons
Lisa from the Louvre In Paris and sen
tenced him to a year and fifteen days.
As he has been in prison since Decem
ber he will serve only six months.
Spells 1,400 Words Rightly. '
East SL Louis, ni., June 6. Wil
liam Roslager, an 11 year old boy In
the sixth grade of the public schools
here, won a spellfing match here yes
terday when he spelled 1,400 words
without missing one. The match was
limited to 35 boys and girls of the
sixth grade, and lasted 114 hours.
Moyer Trial Next Month.
L'Anse, Mich., June 6. The trial ot
President Moyer and other leaders o(
the Western Federation of Miners oa
charges growing out of the recent
copper strike, will begin here July 6,
2 FLYERS BURNED
HALF MILE IN AIR
Aeroplane Engine Explodes Dur
ing Flight of French Armj; -Aviators
Dijon. France. June 5. Lieutenant
Gironne and Sapper Rioux. French.
army aviators, were killed near here
today. They were flying at an altitude
of half a mile over the forest when
peasants heard an explosion and saw
a burst of flames. A few moments Iat
er fragments ot the aeroplane to
which the aviators were strapped, fell
among the trees. The bodies wer
horribljr burned and, muJUated, j