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E ROCK ISLAND ARGU
SIXTIETH YEAR XO. 173.
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1911. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ARMISTICE EXPIRES, BUT DE
Pexican Insurrectos Are
n j . "I
iteSuy tO Otrike
.situation is tense
Jntervfintinn hv II. 55. RpIiavpH
Lfkety to Follow Failure
I El Paso, May 6. At 1:30
Uadero announced while he
would not consent to a renewal
;of the armistice, he would not
Attack Jaurez today.
GET READY TO STRIKE.
! El Paso, May 6. The ar
mistice expired at noon and the
insurrecto outposts moved
closer to Jaurez, as if making
ready for an attack. An ans-
wer from TJTeneral Navaro is ',
said to be on the way to Ma
dero. IS BROKEN OFF.
El Paso, May 6. The ar
mistice was officially broken
off at 1 o'clock. Then a mes
sage came from Minister Li-
mn.Tit.niir fi.rtrlrpsserl to Braniff
, . , . T. , Since this statement was issued
at the Madero headquarters. It !GetlPra! Djaz iR known 1G nave be.n
is inferred it contains private j out riding in his automobile,
assurances as to the attitude,1 ,T7 --
Braniff may deter the rebels i
from taking any action. Peace Conference at Baltimore
city ok mkxk o quiet. Discusses Attitude of
Mexico Ciay. May C The city is
;ul"t this morning The announcement
of the government's attitude toward
the rebel demand for tbe retirement of
Diai is not forthcoming as yet. A cab
inet meeting is being held here today.
None of those concerned would say tbe
president is ready to resign.
FEAU IITF-HIEXTIOX ."VOW.
The relief felt over the passing of
the holiday yesterday without disor
tiers Is giving place to new apprchen-
ion regarding the attitude of Wash- j
ington. Dispatches from Washington '
are Interpreted to mean intervention
may be conlsdered imperative if peace
I17.'K AWER RECEIVED.
Kl Paso", May 6. An answer to
the request of Madero. Jr., that
President Diaz make public the an
nouncement of as8uraur.es given prl
vately of his intention to resign was
received here today by Judge Car
bajal. official peace envoy. It came
in a telegram of three typewritten
i-lieets signed by President Diaz, but
what it contained or when it would
be made public were questions which"
t'arbajal said he could not answer.
A II Ki( K FOR 0KKHKt'K.
(.'Hrlinjal notified the re'ucl pca-e
coinntisf.;oper of the fart that lie
1. .id received a message that would j
warrant a conference and arrange-, the development of the peace move
ments were made for an immediate j ment throughout the country were
!Mt:ilo ai.ox; iiokdkh. I
Pao. May C.-Vh.v. many insur-'
r' ctos regard as a suspicious coinci-'
tue was the drowning totiay of Jules :
M'tl'er a Frenchman serving in the witn t.reai unmiu iur m- -omuusu-icvoiutionist
armv. An hour after he rnent of the international court of ar-
1 ad altrost caused a battle between the
ie)- forces commanded by Colonel
and those of Colonel Caribaldy,
fnm' ir.surrectos brought in news he
had lost his life while bathing in the
AMERICAN RtR KI.AO.
Shortly af'er Muller was drowned, an
American serving in Garibaldi's com-)
mand. supposed to hare become enrag-
d because he was suspected of bein;
cne of those who had taken arms from
caTtp. snatched the Meiican flag which
r une from his tent and set fire to it. j
lb then bolted for the river, pursued
1 The insurrectos. and began to swim ;
to the American side. ;
ED RT CA M. HYMEN.
Troopers of the 4th I'ni'ed States j
cavalry threw a rope to the man after ;
1 e passed the middle of the stream.
The insurrectos hsd leveled their rifles
' the swimming man when I'nited j
Hia'es troopers alr-o drew their revolv
er. The I'nited States troopers shout.
d to the insurrectos not to shoot. The
swimmer was pulled ashore safely.
HKMd ATION EXPECTED.
Mexico City. May C. The resigna
tion cf Porfirio Diaz as president oj
Mexico wi'hin a short time is regarded j
as a certninty..
No autlioriraiie confirmation ot
h? could be obtained, but there ap
tears little doubt that President Diax,
recognizing the seriousness of the sit
uation and responding to tbe popular
cerr.and. wil; retire when order is re-
Minister of Foreign Affairs de la
IS NOT ANSWERED
Forecast x hi 7 p. m. Tomorrow ir
Rock Island, Davenport, MoUmo
Fair tonight Sunday increasing
cloudiness becoming unsettled by
night. Rising temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 52. Highest
yesterday TS. lowest last night 47.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 2
I mile per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 28,
at i a. m. e.
Stage of water 3.5,
a fall of .2
in last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sua sets 657. rises 4:47: moon sets
2:36 a. m.: 2 p. m., planet Mercury at
descending node, crossing from north
to scrota of sun's path: 11:30 p. m..
eastern time. Jupiter's satellites Tfos.
1 and 2 missing, the latter being In
Barra yesterday was peremptorily
summoned to the office of the presi
dent. On arriving there he found Sen
or Limantour. minister of flnence.
p(itponeif.t mad r-..
Immediately afterwards typewrit-
i ten statements were issued by the for
j eign office, saying that the reception
i to the Chilean minister, set for today.
and the banquet, scheduled for to
night, had been postponed until May
12. The reason for this change cf
plans. was given as "the slight illness
of the president." It also was said
that the president had been to: bidden
by his physicians to go out of doors.
f Voided to Have Session Every Two
Years Ilesolnt ions Review
Advance of Work.
Baltimore, May 6. The final ses
sion of the peace congress today was
devoted to consideration of the gen-
cra topic, "The Interest Which Bu6i-
Men Have in the Peace Move-
Taking the name of the American
Peace congress, the national peace
conference resolved to perpetuate it
self yesterday, becoming a perma
nent institution, meeting every two
years. This action was taken to
meet the need for a central repre
sentative body which shall serve to
coordinate the efforts of all the so
cieties in America deToted to the set
tlement of international disputes by
methods other than war.
HKOl.t TIOXS ADOPTED.
Resolutions crystallizing tbe sen
timents inspiring the sessions of the
third peace congress
They contain endorsement or tne;
federal administration for its efforta j
in behalf of worldwide peace.
through the treaty of arbitration j
Chinese City Threatened.
Canton. May 6. Revolutionaries
i are threatening Sheklung on East
river, 57 miles north of Hong Kong.
Troops were dispatched to intercept
Swain In Old Place.
Kewanee, 111., May 6. Edward A.
Swain, formerly sheriff of Henry
has been appointed chief ofie a concert at East End park to-:
police of this city, a position be held
prior to e'oct'.on to office.
FREES MAN WHO
Philadelphia. May 6. Officially dis
charged from custody because of self
defense, but really freed on the ground
of the 'unwrttten law," Frank McMa
hon, a saloon keeper of this city, was
dismissed today by Coroner Ford, be
fore whom he appeared on the charge
of having killed George Leary last
Thursday eight. McManon. when ax
rested after the shooting, which occur
red on a street corner, told the police
Le had killed Deary because he had
j betrayed his lS-year-old daughter and
had refused to marry her.
LAND EE ALONE
IN THE SENATE
Mofine Man and Lieutenant
Governor Constitute Illi
nois Upper House.
NO BUSINESS ATTEMPTED
Hoaae-Aftrancea a Number of Meas-
by TJnantmoua Consent.
Having Xo Quorum.
BprtogneTd, 111, May ft. Frank A.
Landee of Moline. -was the only sena
tor present yesterday, and when
; lieutenant-Governor Oglesby made
; this discovery he declared the upper
house adjourned until Monday at 5
The lower body took the same ac
tion after transacting considerable
business on the "unanimous con
sent" plan, a quorum not being pres
ent. Seventeen house bills were read
a first time and advanced to second
reading. Sixteen senate bills were
read a first time and referred to the
proper committees. A dozen senate
Socialist Congressman Berger
bills and two dozen house bills were
read a second time and advanced to
BIM. IS SAVED.
Kings' bill, endorsed by the com
mercial traveling men of Illinois
and providing for a hotel inspector,
more fire escapes, more clean towels
and better sanitary conditions, would
have met an untimely death at the
hands of the Cook county delegation
had he not recalled it to second read-
ing during the roll call for anamend-l
ment exempting Chicago. j
Smejkal s bill prohibiting the
manufacture of combustible material!
a height of more than fifty feet
from the ground and designed to
prevent a repetition of the New York
shirt factory horror, was killed.
Smejkal's bill requiring vital sta
tistics to be filed with a bureau to
be fstablished by the state board of
health went to third reading after
Representative Church of Chicago
and Representative Rapp of Fairfield
to strike out the
EAST END PARK CONCERT
Profrra-ni to Be Given Sunday by the the women who were arrested in tne 'evading officers of the law and refus
Augustana. Band. "Buffalo' saloon Thursday night, were ing to allow the warrants to be
The Augustana college band will sentenced to 30 days each in Jail last 'served.
morrow arternoon. beginning at a
o'clock. The program is as follows:
"Idealistic" Ellis Brooks.
"New Annapolis" March. J. S. Taylor
"Society Waltzes" Will Eells.
Defenders of the Flag" March . .
"Good Night. Beloved"' Pinsutl.
.J. S. Zamecnik. i
"Violets" waJtz J. Kalma.
"Megaphone Belles" March
E. M. Biakey.
"Fourth Battalion" March
"Treasure Trove" Ellia Brooks. !
"Philo Senate" March R. B. Hall, j
... . ,
Dekalb. 111.. May 6. The North-!'3
Illlnois Superintendents and
Principals association met here yes
terday for a two days' session.
Halsey Cooley Ives Dead.
London. May 6. Halsey Cooley
Ives, widely known in the world of
art, died during the night following
a stroke of apopjeiy yesterday.
Efforts Made to Block the
Ohio Vote Inves
LINES WILL BE BROAD
Indictments Are Likely for Per
jurers and Corrupt Lob
byists. Columbus. Ohio, May 6. Prose
cuting Attorney Turner says he is in
receipt of information to the effect
some of the important witnesses who
were to have been subpoenaed in
the legislative bribe scandal are
vrantn to do away with the senate, the
missing and have probably fled out
side the state line.
St.AVS IT IS CORRUPT.
A well known official who has
been connected with the state house
for many years is quoted as having
said that this legislature is tbe most
corrupt In his experience and he will
probably be summoned before the
OUT AFTER OTHERS.
It was intimated by Prosecutor Tur
ner yesterday that indictments for
perjury were probable as a result of
evidence given before the grand jury
in connection with the bribery inves
tigation. It also was made clear
that lobbyists would be indicted if I
it is found that sufficient testimony
can be secured to bring about con
victions. The intimation was made
that the investigation would not be
confined to men who handled the
money, but those who supplied it
would not be immune.
WOMEN GIVEN 30 DAYS
Penalty for Entering Saloon and j
AfKing for imim. .. ,
Martha McChurch and Mary Crowd, j
evening by Police .Masrtstrate Smith.,
Both were charged with disorderly s
conduct, having violated the law by I
entering a saloon and asking for
Mrs. Nellie Taylor, 541 Twenty-first'
street, was arrested this morning up-
on complaint cf a neighbor, Mrs. :
I ura Heverlinp. and brought before.'hree feet from where he stood.
Police Magistrate C. J. Smith for hear-;
ing. It is charged that Mrs. Taylor j
struck Lester Heverling, the son of
the complainant. The case was con-
Monday morning a
Pittsburg, Pa, May 6. The strike 1
ot Pennsylvania railroad shopmen j
spread to the Monongahela branch oflbira on tne niai with a gun.
th Tltihrirv Hfi'iclnn iAt V.. !
CHINA SEES FIRST
Fhanghai Mayf. Rene Vallon '
the French aviator, fell from a great infirmities of age yesterday at her i Miller of Minnesota filed the pe-
height today aDd was Instantly j home on a farm one-half mile south jtitlon in the house today. It was re-kllled-
i ot this city. Mrs. Blackfan was aged I furred to the committee on Judiciary.
Demonstration of Suffragets at
New York City 13 a
NEARLY ALL JOIN IN IT
Braneh Led by Mrs. Belmont How
ever. Holds Aloof From the
Doing of the Day.
New York, May 6. The ranks of
New York women suffrage advocates
were all agog today in preparation
for this afternoon's demonstration in
aid of the suffragist cause, to take
the form of a parade down Fifth
avenue. More than two thousand
women were expected to join in the
march in protest against non-action
by the legislature on the bill giving
the ballot to their sex. Women of
wealth, society women, working girls
and professional women were 4o take
part in the march.
BRPVGS GREAT OUTPOURING.
A tremendous outpouring of wo-
constitution and the supreme court.
men. not only in the ranks of the
marchers, but as spectators was in
sured as the day progressed. The
parade will be in eight divisions,
with bands heading delegations from
the various states, and with hue
floats illustrating the women's strug
gle for the franchise.
MRS. BELMONT ALOOF.
Most of the women franchise or
ganizations in this part of the coun
try are taking part in the demonstra
tion, one of the exceptions being the
Political Equality league of which
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont is president.
DEFIANT ACTS OF
DIETZ ARE SHOWN
Evidence at Trial of Dam Defender
Shows Attitude Toward
Hayward, Wis., May 6. In the
Dietz examination yesterday wit-
nesses testified that John Dietz knew
of tne warrants having been issued
for his arrest and to his reneatedlv
Joseph McKeown said that he was
at Dietz's clearing during the battle
and heard the shots from the Dietz
barn. J. fc. Kelly testified that af-
ter the battle he saw a loaded run i
leaning against the wall of the barn, j
He said one of the bullets from the !
Dietz cabin plowed up the ground
Sheriff Fred C. Clark, who was
deputy In 1904, testified that he was
a ne Dietz cabin and Informed
Dietz of the warrants. He did not
'try to serve any, but tried to induce
! Dietz to surrender.
i Deputy United Ftates Marshal W.
I j ones lesunea tnst uierz would not
allow him to read the warrants or-
dering him off the place and hitting;
!67 YEARS IN SAME- HnMF'mnt of Governor. Johnson of Califor-
;0 f CMttb If frAMt:- HUMtiRla MarBha!1 of ,ndUnaf aDd Jud
S-rah W. Blackfan. Henry j
iun,y ui.i vttJw, i..
onon, .May t imperial! Mrs
Sarah W. Blackfan. one of the earivitest and extradition of Secretary Mo-
settlers of Henry county. d'eH nf ih.lNamara of the Structural Iron Work-
NO RIGHT TO
84 years, 3 months and 18 days. She
was born in Wrightstown, Pa., and
was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
vsiianes irego. sne came zo western
township with an aunt in 1S41, and
had since resided here. She was mar
ried to Edward W. Blaokfan in 1844.
In that year Mr. Blackfan purchased
a farm from the government. It j
was on this farm that Mrs. Blackfan
died, her home having been con
tinuously on the place since her mar-!
riage. The survivors are a son Dr. j
Harry Blackfan. Cambridge. N." Y.
two daughters. Misses Anna and
Belle Blackfan, at home: six grand -
children and a sister. In religious
faith Mrs. Blackfan was a Quaker.
The funeral services, to be conducted
by Rev. Henry Brick, of the Method
ist church, will be held in the home
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
FOR THE RECALL
Woodrow Wilson of New Jer
sey, However, Would Ex
SPEAKS AT KANSAS CITY
Give- B.oiKini Why TVniocrats Arc
Nearer the People Than the
Kansas City, Mo., May 6. Governor
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey was
the guest of the Knife and Fork club
at its banquet last night. He spoke
on the great political changes which
are going on in the United States and
said the policy of the progressive
movement is to place again in the
hands of the people their rights of gov
ernment. Governor Wilson said the
republican party is more closely allied
with the interests than the democratic
party and that the lattor party is more
in sympathy with the new tendencies
than the republican party. Governor
Wil.son is a democrat.
But the speaker, aside from this nat
ural partisan reference, viewed the sit
uation in general along the broader
!t ORES THE HIP.ARTISA" MACHINE.
In this connection be said
jmmticjmy th riciR oyflrsllon, ffl-UrftCIf (I inaen-..aiarit tot liu.uuu
fT JL fT7r,iTa?r7 tltA-msfe ii n a. fund of tl 00.000 altered
sn ' poll tKaXhxachins . , 1
mean the machine whicn does not rep
resent party principle of any kind, but
w hich is willing to enter into any com
bination, with whatever group of per
sons or of politicians, to control the
offices of localities and of states and
of the nation itself in order to main
tain the power of those who direct it.
"Among the remedies proposed in re
cent years for this sinister condition
have been the initiative and referen
dum in the field of legislation and the
recall in the field of administration.
These measures are supposed to be
characteristic of the most radical pro
grams, and they are supposed to be
meant to change the character of our
government. They have no such pur
pose. Their intention is to restore, not
to destroy, representative government.
OUTLINES PURPOSES OF REFORMS.
"They are being proposed now as a
means of bringing our representatives
back to the consciousness that what
they are bound tn duty to do Is to rep
resent tbe sovereign people whom they
profess to serve and not the private in
terests. "The recall is a means of administra
tive control. If properly regulated and
devised h. is a means of restoring to
administrative officials what the initia
tive and referendum restore to legisla
torsnamely: a sense of direct respon
sibility to the people who choose them.
"Tbe recall of judges la another mat
ter. Judges are not lawmakers. They
are not administrators. Their duly is
not to determine what the law shall
be, but to determine what the law is.
It is sufficient that the people should
have the power to change the law
when they will."
PRESBYTERIAN BUDGET BIG
Committer Wil! Ask for .V431, 12:
from General Assembly.
Auburn N. Y.. May 6. The bud
get committee of the executive com
mission of the Presbyterian church
In session here announced yesterday
the budget for the year 1011-12.
which it will present to the general
assembly. It calls for a total of
$5,431,423 for the coming year, of
which $3,1S1.22 is for benevolent
fand missionary purposes
Washington. May 6. The impeach-
Collins of Indianapolis Is demanded by ,
r"' ""V " ,. Tl ""
citizens and trades union leaders of
Minn , as a result of tbe ar-
; tOWard Tildeil and ASSO
ciations Win Before
KNOCKS HELM INQUIRY
! LI--. Cffort nf UooHinn flff
! MSS tUeCt 0f Heading Off
Tracing Alleged $100,000
Chicago, May 6. Judge
Petit today declared that the
Illinois senate could not en
force the inspection of private
accounts of Edward Tilden. His
decision, having this effect,
was to uphold the writ of ha
beas corpus obtained by Til
den, Benedict and Cummings,
after they had been arrested
on charges of contempt of the
state senate, in refusing to pre
sent their accounts to the Helm
DECKION IS LENCTHY.
j The decision took nearly an hour
! to read, and Included a quantity of
verbatim testimony taken before the
Helm committee at Springfield. It
was seen from the first few minutes
reading that the judge was Inclined to
uphold the contention of the defen
dants attorney, Nathaniel C. Sears,
that the senate had not the right to
force entry to the private accounts of
a person named as Indirectly as Sears
averred Tilden was, ospeclally when
that person under oath declared none
of his accounts would throw any light
on the subject at Issue.
NAMED BY FUNK.
Tilden w as named by Clarence Funk
of the International Harvester com
pany, as the person to whom he was
to have been used ln'tha election of
United States Senator Lorimer.
MAY APPEAL CASE.
Attorney Healy, representing the
Helm committee, was given 10 days in
which to file exceptions. He indicated
the case probably would be reviewed
by the appellaty court. Judge Petit
based his decision In largo part on the
premise that the whole proceedings be
fore the Helm committee were invalid.
"It will be clearly seen." said the
court, "that tlie main question involved
here is whetherfhe senate committee
had power to order Tilden to produce
" HAD RIGHT TO'KNOW.
"A witness appearing before the com
mittee had a right to know what partic
ular inquiry is going on. The record
here fails to show that. There also
must be evidence to show the witness
had evidence in his possession that wa
material t the inquiry being conduct
ed." The formal order releasing the three
made no reference to the payment of
the costs of the court action.
MUST UPHOLD LAW
Authorities in Alaska Instruct
ed to Stop Canadian
SITUATION NOW QUIET
Sec rotary Fishc-r Indicate lH-ire to
Extend Relief a feoon as
Washington, May 6. On receipt
of newa of the rioting at Cordova,
Alaska, Secretary I'ishcr telegraph
ed to Governor Clark of Alaska, who
is now at Chaplin Conn., directing
prompt suppression of lawlessnets.
His telegram follows:
"Preaw reports Indicate lawless
destruction of British Columbia coal
at Cordova by citizens claiming to
act In resentment of dt lay in the dis
position here of Alaska coal mat
ters. You are fully advised of my
personal desire and determination
to promote Alaskan coal develop
ment as promptly a effective pro
tection of public Interest will per
mit. Nevertheb-bB, lawl ssnesH must
be absolutely suppressed and pun-
j ished, and you will fake prompt and
vigorous action to this end."
toraow Aiasa, j.-h
.ment over the dumping of the Alas-
" ""--"-P J'TKlr.L.LlT.
President Ta"'s failure to acknowl
edge receipt of any of several hun
dred cablegrams urging h!m to ex
pedite the opening of the Alaskan
coal field has subsided. Deputy mar
shals are guarding the company's