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AH iha j?**1 M^WC THE 0NLY NEWSPAFEB IN U0T SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVtJR LEASED WIRES ' Sunday Monday cloudy and '_ __„ vo, ,,MF yyvll ~ —---— -■■■ ---.... ■'——■■■ OOLDBR. ... " .. u L aaam. hot spR|NG3) ARK., SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 1913. NO 147 . —- ■■ .. .... .£__ __ __—."'-"a SOCIAL EVIL ILLINOIS VICE COMMISSION CON FRONTS LARGE NUMBER OF ALLEGED CURE-ALLS. WOMEN URGE THE BALLOT Say They Will Raise Age of Consent and Take Other Means—Society .Girls Fall Oftener Than Working Girls. Washington, Mar. 22.—The whip ping ]M>st for wihite slave traffickers and seducers of women, a tax upon imcheloi hood, more careful training of children and abolition of joy rides and ragtime dancing were advocutea as remedies for the social evil at a nearing here today conducted by the fUUnois Senatorial rrce commission which came to Washington primarily to ihterest President Wilson Ln a nation wide crusade. The commission secured tihe prom ise of President Wilson to consider taeif request tor him to cull a con ferenoe to be held tn Washington at; soon as practicable. Congressman Robert Hill of Illinois agreed, upon . equest of tile committee to intro duce ln congress a Dill creating a commission to look into vice condi tions in the District of Columbia. At the hearing attended by man? prominent women and men interest ed In social welfare work, the low wage question as a cause of gi.ls go ing wrong was discussed, several oi the witnesses decrying the idea, in i sisting that lack of education and resisting force had much more to do with the downfall of women. Men, too, were blamed as primarily respon sible for t.ie degredation of girls. \\ itensses who declared that low wages were not resjionsihle for social vice' admitted, however, on being •mentioned by Liam. Gov. O'Hara, the head of the commission, that high er wages for working girls would better equip them to resist evil anti ail ,i\onimended that a minimum wage law for girls -would be of very great benefit. Kight dollars a week as a minitmi wage for women w-at the generally accepted sum estimat ed by the witnesses. Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley, wife of Phe former chief of the bureau of ‘chemistry was ont, who proposed that sum as a mini mum living wage for girls. Mrs. Wiley advocated sex hygient instruction of the young as one of t.ie basic remedies for the social evil urged women police for cities aim enfranchisement of women. Give us the franchise", rtie sain, "and we wnl raise the age of con sent so that twelve year old girls cni not have their bodies given away. Mrs. Wiley and otner witnesses al so declared that employers of under paid girls and women 'had not the moral riRht to give money to churl ties out of tie earnings of their en terprses until they first had increas ed the wages of their employes. Dr. W. (J. Woodw-ard, health officer of the ‘District of Columbia, urged the encouragement of early marriage among young men as one of the ,em edles for the sociui evil and he ,>la< ed t.ie responsibility for the downfall of SO per rent of women directly at ihe door of tap men, rather than in me counting room, the department store or' factory. jre approved a suggestion by State Senator Beall oi Illinois, of luws placing a tax ii[»oii bachelorhood, graduated tax between the ages of 24 and 32, providing that all men over 32 yea.s ojd should pay an annual tux of $100 ns long as t ie remained unmarried. "Unlawful places" said Dr Wood ward", are the morasses from which l>ad diseases come state education is the best means foi emanating those places.’ Dr. Woodward gave statistics show ing that ten per sent oi all of Bhe fciorded births tu the District ol Columbia last year were illegitimat; the mothers being between 13 and 20 years in the majority of cases. Robert Barrett, speaking tpr his mother, Kate Waller Barrett, head of the Florence Crlttenton Homes for Uiris throughout Die country, tool, vigorous issue with the commission on the matter of low wages as a cause of vice, as did also Mrs. Adolph ’Kahn of Washington. Mr. Barrett said that the Florence Crlttenton homes had cured for more Hhun 20,000 wayward gils through out the country and intormatlon from these girls showed that low wages was the least of the causes of im morality. "We believe* it is not right nor fair to say,” Mr. Barrett declared, “that a low wuge is the real reason for vice. There are more society girls, girls from good homes witth fathers and mothers able to provide for them amply who have fallen into \ice anil come to be inmates of the Florence Crtttendon ihomes than wage earn ing girls. Very few who come to our homes blame low wages for their downfall.” Mrs. Arcbhatd Hopkins, president of the Women’s Welfare Association said she thought the loan shark evil nad an influence on immorality. Ed ucation dhe thought, was tne essen ttal thing to improve present day morals. People today, she said were very careless about the care of their chil dren. "I think one thing tile matter”, said Mrs. Hopkins, "‘is the reaction that has set in since we took down t'tie bars of propriety that existed in our mother's day. 1 think people to day give their children too much li cense and too much liberty. They don't know enough about where they go. I think tihe solution rests largely in the home instead of tne legisla ture. "We don't 4pbr much nowadays about high principles. The home spir it seems to be entirely changed.” Mrs. Adolyh Kahn, president of tne Jewish Women’s Alliance, deciai ed she thought it unjust to have an inquiry of this kin* upon the work ing girl. ‘J think that girls who "are no' working girls quite as often go wrong as working girls do ", »iie sure. "I believe girls in Washington stores are moral girls. I tnlnk the training of boys is the paramount thing, teaching them to respect thei. mothers and sisterg. “I think it is a question of resist ance. If a girl is trained propen until she is sixteen years old, 1 tfliink she will experience very little diffi culty afterwurds. Very few girls go wrong because they want fine clothes. It Is because they are pur sued and can’t resist. '*1 think it absolutely wrong to connect vice with the question oi wages. If it should continue tthis, girls might demand unjust wages and then go on strike, assert the threat that "we will all go wrong.’ " Mrs. J. P. S. Neligh, matron of a s*’ial settlement in Washington, declared that “joy riding and rag time dancing" were a menace to ?irls. “Any girl who does these t'hings" she said, “is playing with fire. In >ur settlement we do not permtt these dances. We have had more trouble over this with society girl4 ivho have come to t'he home to vol inteer service.” - - - - —v - TWENTY-THREE DIE IN RECENT STORM } % ALABAMA CALLED UPON TO GIVE AID TO SUFFERERS AND SUR VIVORS OF CYCLONE. Mobile, Ala., March 22.—According to latest information received by the Register from l.o«er Peach Tree, swept rTid&y by a cyclone, 28 per sons are dead and more than fifty are injured. The death not reported last night was that of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Baker. Many of the injured will lie brought to Mo bile on a steamer to reach he e Mon day. In answer to an appeal for a thousand dollars received here this morning, a committee of merchants is canvassing Mobile lor funds and supplies. Accounts of immense property dam age at Greenville, Forest Home and Burnt ('ark. t oy and Vreenenburg and Beatrice. At Forest Home, two large stores were completely demolished, two oth ers were seriously damaged; the Ma sonic home was destroyed and the postoffice ruined. These were the re sults of the third cyclone that has vis ited Forest Home witnin tue past five years. Twenty-five coffns were sent from, Pine Hill to Lower Peach Tree today i.nd these will not be sufficient. Marty ot the Injured are not expected to liVtt. Here Is a list of those at Lowev Peach Tree who are seriously hurt; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Raker and two children; Misses Ida, Irma and John nie Cooper. Portls Stabler, his wife and children and Mr.. Stabler's moth er. * Dr. Kd King; Miss Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Irby. Mr. Mlliedge. J. M Kirk and two children; John Ba ker. , Kolly Primts, who, reported as dead as the’ result of the storm at Ashbel, is now reported living. Reports from Thomasville that five persons there have been killed are not verified big stakes for races. Grand Ifcipids, Mich., March 22. Nlneteen thousand dollars will be of fered in the early closing events of the Grand Circuit race meeting be e-inning here July 28, it was announc ed today. The early events include the $10,000 Furniture Manufacturers stake, the $5,000 Comstock stake, and the $2 000 Grand Rapids Railway stake, and the $2,000 Giftline stake. SCHOONER'S CREW SAVED. ( Key West, Fla.. March 22.—Capt. D H Nisbet and crew of seven men who were taken from the Dutch schooner Venture Thursday by the British steamer Reliance arrived hero today on the pilot boat Nonpareil. The Venture sailed from Mobile last Sun day lor Santo Domingo with a car go’ of lumber and encountered a se vere storm Tuesday. Most of tho provisions were damaged in the storm and the crew was forced to take ref uge on top of the cabin of the water logged schooner until rescued. EASTER WEEK AT THE RIVER JORDAN Next to a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the water from th ■ River Jordan is one of the greatest thing* the simple minded religious peasants of Russia, (Jreece, Bulgaria an.l Turltey wish for. Thousands of devoted pilgrims go to this holy river in Easter week in order to hathe in the stream that they may be »ashed*of their sin. Every pil grim to the River Jordan Alls A bottle with the sacred wa:er so that those at home may be purified. MAY STILL ENTER CHINA / PRESIDENT WILSON"? STAND ON LOAN WILL NOT PREVENT IN VESTMENT OF CAPITAL. ENTERPRISES ARE PLANNED United States Capitalists Confer With President Regarding Financial End of Enterprise in the Flowery Kingdom. Washington, March 22.—.President Wilsons recent statement withdraw ing the aid of tuis government trom what was popularly Known as "the six power loan" does not mean the re tirement of the United States front participation in far eastern diplomacy. The president today talked about China informally with some of his callers, among them George Hroson Rea, technical secretary of the rail way commission empowered by the Chinese provisional government to construct 10,000 miles of trunk rail ways in China. Mr. Rea explained to the president that without the aid of the United States government American capital had been enlisted in the railway en terprise but that It was desirable to know how tar the United States would go in protecting what Mr. Rea termed "honorable contracts between Ameri can business men and tne Chinese gov ernment” independent of political con nection. * The president asked M.\ Rea to prepare and submit to him a memo randum and promised to study the question very carefully. Mr. Rea ■pointed out that the ohjectional fea tures of the six power loan project, to which China herself hud objected? were those which concerned the in ternational administration of China and that his relations with Sun Yat Sen and the Chinese republic were such that he knew the action of Pres ident Wilson had met with the ap proval of China. Mr. Wilson indicated that the de velopment of the administration’s pol icy toward China would be guarded and well measured. That there was no intention of withdrawing the poten tial influence for protection which this government has exerted in respect of China and that the Wilson adminis tration would make a vigorous effort to promote American trade interests In the orient was the impression gath ered by some of the president's call ers. The president's viewpoint, it was said, was that the United States would be in a far better position to help pre serve china's integrity by remaining outside of any imrtlcular agreements which might have for their object a voice in China's political future that* by actual participation. The Wilson administration thinks it can curry more favor with China and be of more actual service as a disin terested friend than hr an ambitious partner in any loan agreement which by its terms might bind the United States to further programs of the powers with respect to ('hilia. The policy of the Cnited States lias been but partially announced, this government thus la. having given ex pression merely to its aversion to the idea of Interfering with China's inter nal affairs. That a pronouncement soon might tie made by President Wilson setting forth the hov>es of this government tor a share in the com merce of the new repunllc through what it believes more legitimate means, is hinted at in official circles. Of especial significance at this time is the definite statement that Presi dent Wilson is earnestly seeking John K. Mott, one of the prominent inter national secretaries of the Y- M. C. A., to take the post of minister to China. If is suRfcested in official cir cles thWt the administration recognises the influence which American mis sions and religious institutions have had in the regeneration of China and believes Mr. Mott Could he an impor tant factor ill the harmonious dis charge of the best views ol the mis sion world with .reape d to China and the Washington administration a-v well. * With the acceptance by Mr. Mott and perhaps a supplementary state nient. on the American attitude toward securing trade development in the orient it is believed the climax of the Chinese situation will be the lortnal recognition by this government of the Chinese republic. ••CORPORATION SOLE” ACT. Main Enacts Statute in Favor of Ro man Catholic Bishops. Augusta, Me., March 22—Governor Haines today signed the "corporation sole” act, whereby the Roman Catho lic bishop of Portland remains a "cor poration sole” and is given the addi tional power to establish parish cot poratlons. These corporations are to be tormed on the plan now existing in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, the trustees to consist of the Bishop, Vicar General and Pastor and two laymen selected by J|»e tir-.t three. The final passage of the bill today was followed by an announcement that the Bix members of the execu tive committee of Krench-t'anadian Catholics who were interdicted two years ago on account of their agitv , tion for the dissolution og the “cor- | potation sole.” had been condemned j again by the church authorities. An official letter front the consistorlul congregation in Rome received by Bistiop Walsh characterised the acts of the committee as "impudent, stub born and rebellious," and warned them to abstain from all further agi tation of the matter. FIVE DEAD IN STORM. Detroit, March 22.-JHe!ated reports coming tonight from storm stricken points throughout, the state Indicated that the Michigan death list directly due to yesterday’s tornado will reach at least five. The latest, reports told of two )>oys being caught by the wind while skating on the straits of Mack anac arid swept into open water and drowned. WYOMING FASTEST FIGHTER. Rockland. Me. March £2.—The bat t'eship Wyoming, which claims the speed record for American “dread noghts” exceeded by a small margin on her final acceptance trial today the speed she made on her builders trial. The fastest mile today was at the rate of 22.14 knots an hour, a* against her previous mark of 20.4 knots an hour. The average of her top speed runs was about 21.7 knots un hour. PEACE TERMS SUBMIT PROBABLE BASIS OF SETTLEMENT FOR THE AL LIED STATES. ALL QUESTIONS TREATED In Addition to Terms of Settlement Explanations Are Demanded in Case Many Alleged Bar baric Practicese. London, March 22.—Development* of the last week appear to make the conclusion of Uhe Balkan war a mat ter of only a few days. Turkey, hav ing no hopeB of obtaining more money bus entrusted her interests to t.ie good offices of the powers, and the allies have •ccepted the pow ers' offer of mediation. Representatives of the powers at Sofia today handed Uhe Bulgarian premier their scheme, embodying bas es for mediation. Their plans Includes two provisions to which t.ie allie; likely will object. The demand for indemnity is vetoed and the |>ower3 stipulate that hostilities must .ease when their proposals are accepted It appears improbable, however, that the allies will refuse to settle on the terms now offered. The war lias come practically to a deadlock Fighting at the Tchatalja lines has been indecisive. Adrianapole, which t.ie Bulgarians proposed to reduce the submission in a few day*, seems to be holding out as strongly as ev er after a five months siege and a, wireless message from there today declares that the Turkish command er has no thought of surrendering. Austria lias sent a second note to the Montenegrins, requiring that the bombardment of Scutari lie confined to the forts and giving one week for King icholas to comply with her other demands. Russia Is not blocking Austrian policy and as »the powers have agreed that Montenegro shall not keep Scutari even if she conquers the garrison, but that that city Bhall be incorporated in the new Albanian state. King Nicholas seems to have no alternative hut to make a virtue of a necessity. If the allies attempt to withstand the mandate of Europe they might prove to be a hornets nest, but the weak point in their armor is thut their finances are almost as near to an end as Turkey's. Powers Name Terms. Sofia. March 22. Representatives of the powers called, on Premier Uue ehotf separately this afternoon and handed him the following note: “The governments of the great pow ers take note with satisfaction of the acceptance of their mediation by the allied states and point out to them that before the discussion of the terms of pence is begun. It is for the i>owers to formulate their views as to the basis of negotiation to he adopted. "The great powers are of the opin ion that they should he ns follows: "First. The frontier of the Otto man empire lu Europe shttl! start at Enos and following ttie coarse of the Marltza river and then thnt of the Engene, shall end at Midla. All ter ritories situated to the west of tills line shall lie < eded by Turkey to the allied states with the exception of Albania, the delimitation of which shall be fixed by the powers. "Second. The question of the Aegean islands shall tie settled by the powers. I hird. Turkey shall abandon all claim to Crete. Fourth. The powers cannot favor u il> entertain the demand for indem nity but they will admit the allies to participate in the discussions of the international commission in Paris for an equtgble settlement ot their par ticipation in the Ottoman debt and in I lie financial charges of the districts to he handed over to them. Turkey is to he asked to take part in the la uo‘* of this commission. "’I he great powers declare at the same time that as soon as these basis are a. cep ted hostilities shall cease" Premier (iuechoff thanked the min isters and informed them that Bulga na would have to consult with the al governments before replying. I The note reiterated sharply the de mands made by the Austrian minister at Vettinje on March 2“ as follows: 1 i -t. Free exit from Scutari of non combatants. Second. Explanation of the alleged murder of a Catholic priest named Palie. t I bird. \ intent conversions to cease, instantly. Fourth. Full satisfaction for the violence of Montenegrins against the crew oi the Austrian merchant vessel Skodra. With the view or hastening the so lution ot the Albanian question Aus tria agrees that the town of Jakova shall be ceded to servia on condition i hat tlie northern frontier of Albania be outlined in conformity with Aus tria's wishes. Italy is Peaceful. Rome, March 22.- a if reports re garding Italian preparation for mili tary action in Albania or at other points on the opposite shore of the Adriatic are unfounded. So far as the Italian government knows, the question of Albania. practically Is solved, as |t has been confirmed that Austria has agreed thu. Jakova shall go to Servia which will satisfy the wishes of Russia and Russia has agreed that Ccutari shall remain part of Albania. Thus Russia, Austria and Italy are acting in accord, supported by the other powers. PROSECUTUR FEES IN ALL CASES IMPORTANT RULING IS MADii BY ATTORNEY GENERAL MOOSE ON COURT FEE SUBJECT. Had Been a Matter of Controversy in the Courts of This State ,»or Many Years. L ittle Rock, March 23.—AKortiey General W. 1. Moose delivered a semi official opinion Friday which will be of interest to every prosecuting attor-1 ney in Arkansas. He was asked by a j justice of the peace of Batesville if a deputy prosecuting attorney was en titled to claim a fee in a ease where informal ion had been filed against a law i iolator, who entered a plea of guilty. The Attorney General holds the prosecutor is entitled to a fee in any case where information is tiled by the office of the prosecuting at torney. There has lieen contention on this point for years, especially in the cities where it has been a custom to fill* information monthly against gamblers and other violators, who always entered pleas of guilty, but ob- j Jected to paying costs to the prosed- I tor. SEARCHING FOR POISON. Rockland, Mass., March 22.- Addi tional detectives were assigned today to aid In the Search for the plac^ where the poison that caused the death of Rear Admiral Jos. (i. Baton was obtained. Druggists and labora tories in many cities and towns were visited. The late home of the admi ral in Norwell where his step-daugh ters. Mrs. June Keyes and .Vllsg Dor othy Ainsworth and the widow’r. mother, Mrs. George Harrison, are living was guarded by an officer to day and no visitors were permitted. Mrs. Baton, who is held at jail at Plymouth, charged with the murder of the admiral, spent the day In read, lug and writing letters. « .. .. ♦ BALL PLAYERS AND ACTORS. New^^rk, March 22. President David L. Fultz, of the Baseball Play ers Fraternity, announced today that negotiations are now under way be tween the fraternity anti the White Rats actors union of America for an amalgamation between the two organ izations for the purpose of "mutual support and protection." and Fultz ex pects the arrangements will be con summated within a few weeks, he sc vs. Wagner, of the Pittsburg National team, is announced ns one of the lat est additions to the ranks of the fra ternity. WILSON WILL OIL WHEELS PRESIDENT HOPES TO HAVE THE TARIFF REDUCTION MACHINE RUNNING SMOOTHLY SOON. -r— — "" ■ WILL UALK ADMINISTRATION By Conferring With Congressional Leaders Hopes to Eliminate All Difficulties in Enactment of Tariff Bill. IWashlngton, .via it h 22. — 'President Wilson hopes to do most of the ligiitng for tariff 1'evisiou before congress begins its work early in April. The president is of the opin ion that it is better to do the talking and flgtfitng. if any is necessary— before the session Is tar along, rather than allow differences of opinion to crop out as the tariff bill progresses through congress. He expects to give the administra tion backing a tarff bill that will represent the views of himself and his cabinet, leaders of hoUli the sen I ate and house and of the country at | large as well. Within the next rnw weeks he will consult with party ; fenders frequently and as soon as thv | schedules of (the Payne-Addrlch bill have been changed to conform the democratic standards 'he will "get to ! getner" with these leaders to deter mine upon the plan that Is to receive Ins support. The president is of the opinion that I -such a preliminary threshing out of the tarlf ’bill will tend to smooth Us path at the capitol and if any compromises are necessary they can be made beforehand. He wishes to see the forces of tihe White House aud those of cougress united in an efforts to pass tariff legislation on which they all aye agreed. Not only will the president consult democratic ieadt rs before the spe cial session begins and after It has started on Its labors, but be will talk over with disinterested business men representing all sections of the country iilie proposed changes and their probable et’fec* on various in dustries. The president does not plan to hold any hearings on th<> tariff but from time to time ue will confer with friends familiar with particular schedules. He already lias held several suoh conferences and more will follow. nie tanrt is foremost iti the pres ident's mind. iHe lias no ,»rea«n tn tention of attempting to confine the activities of the special session to tariff only, but is inclined to the be lief that it is better not to make out in advance any "administration pro gram "of legislation which mignt no disarranged by unexpected complica tions. He wishes to take up the tar iff; take it up thoroughly and dispose of it well and he does not desire tne public’s understanding ot what is be ing done to it to be troubled by thoughts of other important legisla tion. if the tariff sailing is smooth, currency reforms and other subjects regarded as less important may be taken up and put at least through their first stages before adjournment Is taken. Differences among the democrats regarding the form of the income tax will lie threshed out at tae com ing democratic caucus of the house. The sub-ways and means committee considering the income tax and the administrative sections, spent most of today going over details. but reached no conclusion ns to either tae rate or the extent ol the exeuip Don of incomes. Some of the democrats insist that there must he a graduated income tax and not a straight tax. Representative Garner of Texas, is one of these who will fight out the cause of graduated form of the tax if the committee majority should agree not to attempt to graduate it so us to mal^e tae greater percentage of burden rest niton the richer. clas ses. Mr. Garner is a veteran mem ber of the house, but one of the new members of the ways and means com mittee. He said tonight he believ ed 87 per cent of the memicrs of congress including some of the lead ing members favored a graduated tax and that If the straight tax is agreed upon, he would fight for the graduated plan at the caucus. His idea is on this basis of graduation of the tax: One half of one per cent on income (between $2,500 and $10,OOP; one per cent on incomes between $10,01*0 and $25,000; one and one half ppr cent on incomes between $25,000 and $50,000; two per cent between *50. 000 and $100,000 and four per cent on all incomes above $100,000. Mr. Garner’s plan Is contrary to the views said to be held by Chairman I'nderwood yot the committee, the democratic leader, and Representa tive Hull the author of the income tax pian that is the present basis nf the committees consideration.