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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGU
S. HQME EPITIOrJ
SIXTY-FOURTH YEAH. NO. lu:j.
U'KDNESDAY. FKHKCAKV 17, 1915. FOUHTEEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SHIP BILL; IS
TO BE FOUGHT
AND EUROPE SAYS WE WORSHIP THE DOLLAR!
JOB BY DRYS
Big Victory Claimed After
Nine Days' Battle in
WILHELM IS A WITNESS
R:;an Defeat Accomplished
Uder Fearful Weather
HCAVtER FIGHTING IS NOW U N
DR WAY IN FRANCE AND BEL
GiOV. BERLIN ASSERTS ATTACKS
B FRENCH ANO BRITISH AT
MANY PLACES WERE REPULSED
ANO THAT MORE THAN FIVE
HUNDRED BRITISH ANO FRENCH-
VCN WERE CAPTURED. THE
GERMANS CLAIM AN AOVANCE IN
A PGONN E. eUT PARIS SAYS THE .
CCRVANS IN THIS REGION WERE
; '.:. y. !. t 7. W ;r i to lrj-
! .n Mir- I latt f-t'.y I.iwu-jhI pn-
-.r-. ( , car.n..c.. marli ne
f ,r. i ari'l a I j rm"' qian'lty of ar n.a-I
r-r.'t j i-r i.i;it'iri'.l by l.'-rtnan when,
r . f;-i--:a.. 1 :n .rrr. .-. -f-!d .
(i inn" .i.ij " hitti.- In t;.- Mazuriun
i:rrif. ast Pruia. jTurilr.5
i an .!!':: announcf:!!. 'it. Cur.'iiij-
" f J. .' !! at aTr.M.-t fv. r
f.,,- ! only r TrinanH of the army tna-i-n.'l
t r.-.n i 'i- "!'. if ..t Si '
anl kciln o. w b-r- they are
'i.ir.j i'-.r,iiil. Knip'-ror Willuni tta',
jvr--. fit ilur.i," ! ris.IT" fighting lo tn
i:'.r of our lm-. T'.: victory ai
. a by T-t. rjri c.t I'ru-'ian troopi
a -.;..! .. njhff trooi . :n are
fr :ili work, but w h proved
sf, 1. hUi r. r . t
ma.-i hlnir day and ninrat. !!chtms .
.-. uh sfit.br.rn -.T-ny ar ;
5 a.: prai
-jrlier official tatmeri!
""i It i..;atn vrT" raptured
r'.ln. FVb. 1". I Via London. I
h--i env. b ;. .! by Au tnIiiricar!an-
b'.. n t I'nith and S r. tb rivers. ,
.u riTi).niilnl of t!.! Tii'tiLtt.
. tr:--r.tl batl!- U ep'i ! ji'it.T ar.rl
r-l 4,f 1 -z.-rni I'l !
Allies Coast Air Raid. -
I cr. I.a. F.-b. 17 -Forty Brifi-.li aai! !
f'r. n. h a r..p!an. .. a::-l .eaplan.-t late ;
jt-f.-T'l.tr a'Mi k.-d the Germ-in pr.l- i
f il. nd. Miiid. ;kTk... Ghir- '
T-'l . an.! 7.
t-mcse la B.lci4m and.
r. i.rti:r: t- ti e nff'.t lal ri-iort. with I
I:-t.!" were dropped on cm po.-r-'in.
tru;T anj bargt s and an a-ro-
T'- t'n.ent cunt err.iag
- Air ri.f av ji ;
"Tlir a: op. rat :.ni tf h? r.aval
aacuml th.r Brunei. I.t-nj and
7' t r;j.-;- ri:-:ri. t re rfintinued
r.' nf'-rrioon. I'urty aeropin and
ip'.in.-- btnbdrtbd )tnd. Mldlel-!-.
i;:.i.tf'.l. and ZeNruicr'.
" i r. , ; r . . . rr. !ri'pp.'l on t:;t liay
'- r .t u'"l on t:i a"t n-1
,.;.. ,,f otrti.!. on gjr iKitii.rn
f M. 1 l-;k-rk-. on trn-irt agon
'n ih',n.l.ii,!..!!-. road, on IheiPUM n I ARflR RILL R0FS
" '' a" tiru ti w .d- n th brt-arh j
ii.T .i.-. 'l tn f'(rr.i'r j't.ir'. iiti Vf :
i.tr t ,'i . ..J.- B'.ink-ril7 rshe ar.d on 1
r:.-r o'i'itd.. Z--t'mr-. j
"h. Fr n h i-r'ptan" .-::.fl .
f vck t n Vi- i;..i-. :i.- rro-1
rf- n- t ... -I. -,,.mi t:r. !
n :r rrait from ru'tir IT oir ma-
..r- u 4 rrpurt'.l it at oo.l re-
' 't:itrut:itois. iri ala lu-il lo
np.tnr and overy effort I mad-
'1 ' fftn oarers to avoid dropping
b'-i.s. oa any r.-s.dntial portis-n of
I v -
40.000 Aga.nst Serbs.
. ,ro. u.o-.r..-- n lMrnWt, con'inerce the prod
crMn:r, to opiate again.t of mjn. or q,lirry mtdr wholIv or
'ruu t.,nmt cf nine arm? eorp. ' . .r ,MMr iS veam old
fir - . v. i - i.lll... '
'"'". according lo
OVER NORTH SEA
I ndoa. Tel 17. A big airship, be-j -!:!
of tn Parseval type, apparent-1 Albany, N. Y.,
It 'Untaxed tr gunfire, flew oer Travera Jerome
Arr.t.r:am tbU mornina; at a height j Thaw case since 1$. In 1909 he
f about ix hundred feet, says d:a-'erved without any compensation as
P'-rti. Th crew waa unable to keep I special deputy for thi state In the
t i. eel In a horizon Ul position. A-1 first habeas corpus proceedings bo
Simme rtlil rwxltion the aircraft ! gun by Thaw. All he received for hla
rtf rd In the direction of the Zayder'
Ze rm of tb North sea. carrying
''graph wires tn which a dangtsg
tufr. became eatangled- The air es-
a Utsr sighted minus It gon-
PEKING FOREIGN DIPLOMATS
LEARN NUMBER OF REQUIRE- I
M E NTS IS CUT. I
IVkinc. Feb. 17 It is b-arned from!
tr-ijniab!y well informed sources that'
ti ni-tiiorandiinj rectntiy given by l
th; JdM::f-" legation to the dip
mafic representatives here of the I'nit-
. , i.i. - t!
rrHIW-tinr demn.U cf the
ti,i r,.,.-. i .-hi r,,,t.
tdn of . ilP reuuirem. nts ciricnaliv pre-
mn! 1 to P.-kfns: The orlc'na' lie-
n.a!;.!. Ukrt "1 in nnn;lir if 14 s:iil
and far reaching. IxAU In lK,litical and
! commercial ap'-cis.
iintion. r i-ii. 1.. ifioom in r-urnw 1
is Mmh;n.' In Japan, so Japan U mak-
;3ff hay." U the comment of the Man-i
ri1,Pr Guard. an on the d'inands
., -'.:,, aw.l,
...... -K"' "I" -
i;n;ir.tin r!pr!arc "in Kotue wnvs are
scarcely compatible with the declared
1 of ,!" Anglo Japanepc alliance
to Ir.-ure independence cf the Integrity
'JUMM r Urlm LUbtS !
, L.ts-dSeld Men and Women Vote Down j
Lit. hf.eid. I!! . Feb. 17. The
V-'.l .-V . V, -AtoA 1 ... ytf SHIPS. s? AW
miicn loan or government msi norof tnf.r contrv are not 5Ufferlng from
yesterday by a majority of The . con,jitOIl!, brought about by the pre-
vote a- an fo'lows: Men. for. -;v:-:(.nt fctate of affairs, and ny stat - -
s.Dft. :.".''.. Woni.-n. for. 515 : aainsi. . monl3 to the ronirary sire the result
51". T tal. for. !."?: against. 1. . , i,i,- .t, t-r-.n '. r.n.l t'lNsian in.
"han;ra-gn. HI- f'"b 17 -t'hata-rai-rn
vorer ye-ier;lay for the third !
n::i. r-jete. the proposition to ,n,r-1 statement that Turkev would roon be ;
due the couimt.-sion form of niunicl-j,n n(l.(, )f new war M.ppiios. and that :
pal iroverntr.ent. The pro;K..-nb.n w a : (;,.riIianv an,j Austria -Hungary w ere j
defeated bv : votes. The vtte aij .-n.-aced in establishing a free,
IM tpa:r.!t and I..'. II for. I
THROUGH IN THE HOUSE
Washington. I. f . Feb. 17. The
Palmer bill to br products of child
labor from Interstate commerce was
'' the hojne last night by a
-- to 41. after the l..uanr of
a writ ft arrest for absentee to mp-pr-r
a f.libnstr. The bill now goes
lo Ihe senate.
Pponl.n t- tb- bill, which as
1f4 by Kepr-entti.e Byrnes of South
raroHna. a- based on the contentv.n
thai It lnlcrterf"J with the rights of
The ni-aii:rf declare It unlawful
for produrem. manufacturer tr deal
er to a!p or deliver for transporta-
I1 --. --.
A n-rwl i.rl. r m;It iifinffiM. Work
shop, factorira or manufacturing es
tablishment made by children under
14 years old. or those between 14 and
1. who work more than eight hours
a day. or more tban six days a week.
tr after 7 clock al night.
JEROME COLLECTS ONLY
$25,000 IN THAW'S CASE
Teh. 17. William
was active in the
work In connection with that litigation
w as J00 to cover expenses. Mr. Jer-
o haa collected In all less than J5.- Watson, a democrat of Mount Vernon.
C"4 for his entire work in connection was today appointed Judge of the Bu
rn Ith Ihe case, although rumor has prerae conrt to fill the unexpired term
placed tbe amount aa bi&b. as $100,000. of the late Judge Alonzo Ylcacr.
-TO DATE 2.80,000
IS READY FOR
("onstar.tinople. Feb. 17. Talaat
Hey. who fills the post of minL-t-r of
the interior, finance and marine, a
I " . ' .
. """""""-"'J -
ln Turk,,.v. ln a statement to the As -
-in-" uio..i: up'.' nuro-
made reply to
lions concerning the political and mill-
j ,arv """'ation in his country
His ad -
' vici is heeded everywhere and lie virt-
ually directs the public affairs of lusting off $7,000,000 in exorbitant and il-
Turkey tngagej m timuary opera -
.lions." he said, "only when Russia and
Vtreai lUtUlU IIIU.I-- fiir-i r in. .--
1 .. .
ures lie e.-.a r . 1 111 1-. ui wif u mi
; without tieing urgeu
bv Germany or
impt lb-d by any other influence., save
thesw of her own empire.
"Turkey is prepared to carry the
war to the end of the Kuropean con-
fiict. The holy war is not menacing
hristians. but holy war Is
: . 1. .1 ,.f t-l. ...... , 1.1
, , ,. , , ijt, chris-
lians in the t)ttotnan empire, wnen
.i..i. ...I I.. .I..t
, ritV Have Kit IK UUIVU 1.1 u " .TUl l
.uu.i u.h:it truth ihf-re was in a
Trnn, lurliti to Const ant inole. '
Talaat replied: j
"I-eave that to the armies. The
voice of guns predominates today over
the roic of statesmen who permit
thetnfelves to be interviewed."
The political ar.d military situation
of Turkey's allie. he said. ap; ared
excellent, even admirable.
ON FOOD. PRESIDENT SAYS
Washington. I Feib. 17. Iu a
letter to Mayor M:thel of N'cw York,
replying to a suggestion that a fed
eral iml-arso be placed on exports ot
wheat. President Wilson wrote:
"The agricultural department is in
possesion of all the fact". About
these facts very erroneous impres
sions obtain and it Is the purpose to
remove the misunderstanding by full
e'ear statements of facts In the near
future. They wj:i. I think, reassure
To Deport German Subject.
Chicago. 111.. Feb. 1". Iuis Ber
ger. a German subject, wanted in To
ronto, ("an., on a charge of larceny,
will be deported to Germany by reason
of an order entered today by Federal
Judge Land Is.
WATSON IS GIVEN
PLACE ON BENCH
Springfield. 111.. Feb. 17 Albert
AT iir WW" 1
GRAFT CHARGE IS
ORDNANCE CHIEF ASKS INVESTI
GATION OF ACCUSATION
MADE BY TAVENNER.
i The Chicugo Tribune today prints
llie following dispatch from its Wasu
: incton correspondent :
Washington, I). C, Feb. 1.. Gen-
j itmi iiuain loin-r, tuit-i vi ui u
I nance, contemplates demanding an in-
( iiouvr. uniriuiair- u -maim 1115 .
i vestTj&Hoo elMer; ft" secretary of
war or Dy congress or toe cnargea in
,volving his reputation which were
mur m.- .vi j..
: Tavennt-r of Illinois. '
1 Mr. Tavenner charged that a ring!out the permanent organization on the
of war munitions manufacturers is rak-
legitimate proms ana tnat ucneral
1 1 rozier. ueuerai 1 lumpnreys, ajiu oiuer
.army and navy officers are closely con-
imM. n-ii hiui ivnitciiis.
. . 1 !
t r 1 it iiujj ui jtm-iai
. house are pri-pannpr to present his
defense either in a reply to Tavenner
or in a demand for a congressional in
vestigation. It will be alleged that Tavenner Is
; disgruntled because of the action of
-General Crozier in introducing some
.T moilimla Intn t "rl Q
Rock Island. 111., arsenal, which is sit-
uaieu in ui lavenner uisinci.
I r'minr 1 la
t il lv .... ... vi'uv . v J
asserted that he never had allowed his
former relations with the Bethlehem
! Iron (now Steel) company to Influence
j him in passing on questions affecting
U.ir .-mnitions contracts awarded to
(this or any allied concern. He had a
half interest in the patent on the Croz-
ler disappearing gun carriage, which
was sold to the Bethlehem company
for S10.00D and royalties on foreign
orders. Ho relinquished his interest
after he wjs appointed chief of ord-
nance and never realised from the pat-
cnt more than $5,000, Inasmuch as no
foreign orders were received.
That there was any impropriety in
selling the carriage to foreign govern
ments is denied on the ground that
any engineer could duplicate it from
Ihe existing photographs. General
t'rozior also had a patent on a wire
gun which he relinquished to the
United States government voluntarily
General I'rozier admits that the
manufacturers of war munitions have
extorted unreasonable prices from the
government. He contends, however,
that he has introduced government
manufacture of many classes of arms
into the arsenals and by that competi
tion forced the private manufactorers
to reduce their prices.
THE WEATHER J)
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline
Partly cloudy ton!ght and Thurs
day. Warmer tonight, with the tem
perature above freezing. Fresh winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., J2. Highest
yesterday. 41. Lowest last night. 31.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. in., 4 tnlles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m 54; at
7 a. m.. r,7.
Stage of water. 9.5: a rise of 2.4
feet in last 24 houVs.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mercury, Mars. Sat
urn. Jupiter. Morning star: Venus.
Ash Wednesday; beginning of the
Christian penitential Mason,
f Att f PI f
aiier Mttempt tO DlOCK
tion of House
CAUCUS IS A FAILURE!
Wp.wIv WamprI SnpaL-nr MiiaM !
to Get Approval of Re
(GOVERNOR DUNNE'S MESSAGE
READ TO THE LEGISLATURE THIS j
AFTERNOON, IS PRINTED ON PAGE
11 OF THIS ISSUE OF THE ARGUS.
Springfield. III.. Feb. 17. Late this rard. and probably will be forwarded
afternoon the house made permanent to Washington today.
the election of David Shanahan, who J Wasii itigton, P. C. Feb. 17. The of
yesterday was elected temporary i (j,.! tPXt f Germany's note present-
speaKer. Aitnougn today s action was
only a matter of form, several "dry"
republicans and democrats refused to
vote for Shanahan. Shanahan's vote
Springfield, III-. Feb. 17. Republican
members of the bouse spent the morn
ing in conference in an effort to get
together on the house organization.
Sptaker Shanahan called the caucus
of republicans in an effort to put
through a straight republican slate
hen the house permanently orgar
ir.ed. Several "drys." led by Boyd. Tni
vine and Rothschild are holding out
against Shanahan for permanent
'speaker. If the program of proced-
ure on permanent organization is per-
i fected todav it is likelv a committee
- !o:l ruies will be named at once, with
I icii.im v nf mioc lif-iiir aHnmprt t
- . At 11. w mo repuDiican caucus a is
goived w hen it was found it could not
1 Knivea W11P
get through a caucus organization slate.
- 1 About fifteen radical "drys" were re-
. ported to have absolutely refused to
suppiin sMiauaunii lor me peniiaiieiiL
speakership, and it was decided to fight
I ADMIT ELECTION FRAUD
N B G TERRE HAUTE CASE
Indianapolis, Ind.. Feb. 17.
names were added yesterday to the
list of those pleading guilty to the
federal indictment charging conspir
acy to corrupt in last November's elec
tion in Terre Haute. Thomas Brady
and Jack Stingley and Harry Hickman
1 are the defendants who changed their
pleas in Judge Anderson's court. This
makes a total of S7 who have pleaded
guilty and 2'i not guilty. Trial of the
'J'J. including Mayor Donn M. Rob
erts, is set for March 8.
ARMY OFFICER ORDERED
TO EXPLAIN STATEMENT)
Washington. D. C. Feb. 17. Secre
tary Garrison today instructed Brig
adier General Scott, chief of staff ot
the army, to call upon Captain Wil
liam .Mitchell of the general staff., to
explain published statements attrib
uted to him on tbe ur.preparedness ot
the United States for war.
DDTAlc-C CI YTY-fl A Y FACT
uii-niw vi" f-t
California Tailor Persuaded by Wife I
to Take Ora,ige Juice. j
Palo Alto, Cab. Feb. 17. After fast-
ing 60 days, Louis Roth a tailor, was t
given a few spoon uls of orange juice ,
yesterday on the advice of a physician
Roth was convinced that fasting would
cure him of a digestive disorder. He
resolved, after the first pangs of hung
er had been subdued, not to eat again
until either his appetite returned or
his tongue cleared. His wife induced
him to change his mind.
DUNNE WILL URGE PLAN
FOR ST. LOUIS WATERWAY
Bloomington. 111., Feb. 17. Governor
Dunne, speaking before the Illinois
Grain Dealers, here last night said that
he would recommend to the Illinois
legislature in his message today the
. . .
nlan of constructing a nam near
Starved Rock in the Illinois river,
which would provide enough water in
the eacal between Chicago and the
river for a big ship water way to St.
Louis, the cost being $3,000,000.
2 FIREMEN DIE IN
Danville. Ill- Feb. 17. Two firemen
were killed by falling walls and fivej
others were seriously injured in a
fire that completely destroyed the Odd
Fellows' building in the business dis
trict The loss is $ 70,000.
! rxm,ion- Felj- 17- At the stroke of
'niiiiniierht waters surrounding the VuiC
ItJ Kingdom will become, as far as lies
within the power of Germany, a war
suae, which a'l vessels, neutral or
otherwise, will traverse at their peril.
Some services aorons the channel
will be curtailed, but the majority of
neutral ol-i i Tir ti cr linu u-111 a f i a
risk and continue sailings. The names
and nationality of vessels and the flags
or their nations will be painted on
their sides in the hope that German
submarines will not sink them by mis-
Washington. Feb. 17. Oflicials of
the Washington government today
had unofficial advices from Ixmdon in
dicating little likelihood that Great
1'ritain would accept Germany's pro
posal to withdraw her threat of a sub
marine blockade if England would per
civil population of Germany.
Berlin. Feb. 17. Germany's replv to
'the L'nited States note of protest
: against regulations proposed for the
! war zono waters in the British Isles
s been handed to Ambassador Ge-
. Pr by Count Von Bernsdorff to the
; United States proposing that food ear-
; poes be distributed under supervision
, of American f-onsul.ir nflire ami nrir-
ing the Washington government to
contend for the right to ship foodstuffs
for non-combatants was made public
today by the state department.
B-itlsh Collier Sunk.
Havre. Feb. 17. The British steam
(oll'.-i Dulwfch was sunk by a German
oubmarine 2u miles northwest of Cape
De Ia Heve, at 6 last night. Twenty
two of the crew were picked up by a
French destroyer. Seven rowed to
Fecamp. The fate of the others is
Oscar II Held Up.
New York. Feb. 17. Agents of the
Scandinavian-American line today an-
( nounced that the steamsliip Oscar II.
! which sailed froiih this port Feb. 4
lor - nns'-iaina ana . opennagen
- ; ' - 11 1- i"4 -
! reached K.irkwen,. Orkney
iHrm 01 acouano .asi unuay
Agents of the line said the Oscar
II., which Is a Danish steamer, had
not intended to stop at Kirkwell, and
they inferred she had been seized for
examination. It was the second time
the vessel had been diverted from her
course into the British port.
Foodstuffs composed the bulk of the
Oscar's cargo consigned by American
merchants to merchants in ( open
"There was not
band aboard." said an agent of thej
It was later learned the Danish !
steamship Oscar II, had been released
Monday, and presumably has pro
ceeded to Copenhagen.
rlolger Is Sighted.
Buenos Aires. Argentina. Feb. 17.
It is reported from credible sources
tiiat the German steamer Holger was
sighted yesterday heading for Buenoa
Aires with crews of several English
steamers sent to the bottom by some
German warship, probably off Brazil.
Report Is Denied.
London, Feb. 17. there is no truth
in the report that a prize crew of
three British oliTCers and 16 men had
been placed aboard the American
steamer Wilhelmina at Falmouth.
The detachment was merely a guard.
6.160 BRITONS ARE SLAIN
IN BATTLES ON HIGH SEA
rj0mon Ktb. 17. Replying in the
"ouse of commons today to a request
for details regarding the total British
naval casualties since the outbreak of
tne war wlnston spencer Churchill,
(he firgt ,or(J of Ue B,InliraIty gave
Killed 34S officers and 5.81 men.
Wounded Forty-five officers and
Missing Fight officers and five
To this list Mr. Churchill sakl should
be added the casualties of the First
Roya' naval division which participat
ed in the defense of Antwerp, which
Killed Five officers and 36 men.
Wounded Four officers and 1S4
Missing Seven officers and 86S
Interned Thirty-cine officers and
WAR ZONE SCARE CAUSES
JULY WHEAT TO FALL OFF
Chicago, 111., Feb. 17. As much as
five cents waa cut from July wheat, in
which trading chiefly centered today.
Export demand seemed temporarily to
have made almost complete stop due
to apprehension as to vessel risks in
the war zone. Wheat closed 2 3-4 to
4 3-8 under last night's.
Champaign, III. Walter B. Reilly an-
j nounced bis candidacy for circuit
judge against Judge F. H. Boggs. The
nomination will probably be made by
a county primary.
Seven Insurgent Demo
crats Will Refuse to Sup
PUT THROUGH HOUSE
Kenyon, Norris and La FoTTette
Will Continue to Oppose
AVashington, D. C. Fob. 17. The ad
ministration compromise ship pur
chase bill went to the senate today
following its passage by the bouse
at 1:20 this morning by a vote of 215
to ll'l. It is expected the new bill
will meet a filibuster that long kept
the senate exclusively occupied with
the original bill. Passage of the bill
by the house as a democratic rrrafure.
senate leaders hoped, would bring into
lino some of the seven democrats who
so far have aided republican opposl
The line.up of the Illinois delegat
in the house vote on tho ship bill was:
For the bill (democrats) McAn
drews. Buchanan, Gallagher, Taven
ner, Hoxworth. Stone, FltzHenry .
O'Hair. Rainey. Graham, Baltz. ros
ter. Fowler. Hill. Stringer, William.
Against the bill (democrats) IVor
chers. Against the bill republican)
Madden. Mann. Britten, McKenzle.
Against the bill 1 progressives)
Absent Copley (prog), Sabath and
Administration democrats rot an
other set back in the fight for Wil
son's ship bill when they learned to
day the bill as it passed the house last
night will not command the support
of Senators Kf-sivon, NorrlB and JFol-
. .. r.';t--"k-"VTr-":'"'.- - ' .w--
lette. progressive "republicans, nor toft
seven Insurgent democrats.
Predictions that there would be Of)
extra session of congress were made
today by leaders who discussed the
question wish the president.
Bernard Baker, a Baltimore steam
ship manager, told the senate com
mittee inquiring into charges of influ
ence against the administration ship
bill, that 80 per cent, of German owned
"(liners laid up in American ports were
unfitted for service the bill contem
i pound of contra- . . ... a is conversations
with Secretary MrAdoo he had so far
excluded those ships as unavailable
to the government, and that posslbll-
1 ity of their purchase was never dis
cussed. Baker added he was satisfied
McAdoo acquiesced in that view.
SHANAHAN HOUSE DEAN:
SERVING HIS 11TH TERM
Springfield. 111., Feb. 17. David K.
Shanahan, who yesterday was elected
speaker of the lower house of tbe 1UI
Dois legislature, is a republican, a wet,
and represents the Ninth senatorial
district, compriting the union stock
yards district in Chicago. He is tba
dean of the house in point f service,
now serving his 11th term. He was
first elected to the legislature ln 1894.
Speaker Shanahan is a Teal estate
and insurance broker. He was born
on a farm in Iee county. Illinois, In
1MJ2, going to Chicago with his par
ents when he was 6 months of age.
During his service in the legislature
he has served on ail of the important
committees and hag been chairman of
the insurance, municipal corporations,
appropriations and republican steer
ing committees. He was temporary
speaker of the Forty-third general as
sembly, but has gained his greatest
prominence as chairman of the appro
priations committee, of which he has (
been a member ever since he was first .
elected to the legislature. He was re
publican floor leader of the Forty
eighth general assembly.
ROAD WAGE DECISION IS
TO BE GIVEN OUT APRIL 20
Chicago, 111.. Feb. 17. Award of the
board of arbitration in the wage move,
ment of engineers, firemen and host
lers on I8 western railroads will fce
handed down April 20.
IOWA RED LIGHT
Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 17. The su
preme court today declared the Coason
red light district injunction law In
valid. The court held the measure in
valid for the reason that Guy Feely,
speaker of the Thirty-fourth assembly,
failed to sign it. Attorney General
Ccsson has a new bill along exactly
the same lines which it Is expected
the present legislature will pass. The
Iowa -statute baa been copied by many