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iS. HOME EDITH Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 81. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1913. TWELVE PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. HELEN GOULD NOW WIFE OF F.J.SHEPARD Simple Ceremony is Per formed in Bride's Lynd hurst Home., 2 NIECES ATTENDANTS Less Than One Hundred Bidden as Guests Presbyterian Minister Officiates. Tarryton. N. T.,. Jan. 22.-Miss Helen Mhler Gould was married at 12:30 this afternoon at Lyndburst, her coun try estate, to Fin ley Johnson Shepard, American railroad man, who has risen from the ranks. The bride went to an altar half hid den by roses, asparagus, plumosa and palms, on the arm of her brother, George J. Gould, who gave her in mar riage. An orchestra screened by masses of flowers In the music room played the wedding march from Lohen grin, while Rev. Daniel D. Russell, pas tor of Irvington Presbyterian church, perlormed the ceremony. C4KKIKS MODEST HOt'Ql'KT. Helen and Dorothy Gould, nieces of Miss Gould, stood with her, garbed In 3le pink pat In. They acted as flower girls and were her only attendants. 1 he couple Btond during the ceremony b'Tieoth a bower of American beauty roses, with festoons of HhjmranuH reaching almost to the ground. The bride carried a modest Uuquet of lilies of the valley, her fa orlte flower. A rope of exquisite pearls, ald ono to have adorned the Empress Josephine, Napoleon's wire, a ikI n pear-shaped diamond pendant, the latter the bridegroom's gift, were the only jewelry worn by the bride. lof.is J. hepard, brother of the bridegroom, whs best man. Had the M t gallery not been an Immense room 'lire would not have been space for the thounundt) of sifts that came In fiom all over Uie world. - t.UOOM'S MOTH ER ILL. Her wedding gown was a duchesa ivory satin, Imving a sweeping train three and a half yards long, trimmed : duchess and rose point hire, with need peuii embroidery. The lace and et were gifts from the diw hess of 1 ii-Tnllyrund, formerly Mips Anna Gould, the bride's sister. I.'kh thiin a hundred persons were bit den to the ceremony. Included were clcse relatives of the bride and bride KU'oin and friends of long standing. Mi. Shepard's mother is 111 and was unable to A present. BANKERS OPPOSE CURRENCY PLANS Washington, Jan. 22. Opposition to the national mouctary commission's banking and currency plan was ex pressed today to the house currency form committee by Andrew Frame, I resident of tbe Waukesha. Wis., Na tional bank, who submitted a brief signed by 12 bankers in widely separ ated sections of the country. Including J IV lugwerseu of Clinton, Iowa. "The commission plan," the brief f.ilJB, epi-ll uiuui:j. li.uuU """ over-expansion of credit, afld Instead i.rm.nu8 u.u-i. - a SUUHUiuie, iue urui iirwpuncu a tru ll al bank w ith limited powers, or tn largement of the Aldrich Freelaud act, by extending the right to Issue 'uni form elastic currency not only to na tional but to state and savings banks and trust companies doing commercial banking. MEMBERS OF HOUSE ASKED TO HELP LINCOLN SHAFT Washington. Jan. 22. President 1ft conferred today with more than thirty republican members of the bouse, whose support he asked for a bill, passed by the senate, appropriat ing $2,00,000 for a memorial structure to Abraham Lincoln In Potomac park fcere. No Commission for Champaign. Champaign. III.. Jan. 22. Champaign ifjected the commission form of gov ernment for the second time yester day by a vote of 874 to 773. The "wets" were actively opposed to the proposed change. $5,000 IN DOPE IS FOUND IN VAULT St. IajuIs. Jan. 22 The arrest of legrn resulted in the finding of $:.,("ii worth of cocaine in a vault In a KnutUid part of town. It is believed t 'arre is much more cocaine and opi - urn in the vault, more than ever before feund iu one raid in the United States. The Weather Forecast Till .7 p. m. .Tomorrow for Rock Inland. Davenport. Molina, and Vicinity. Increasing cloudiness with rain or snow tonight or Thursday, warmer to night with the lowest temperature sightly below the freezing point. I Temperature at 7 a. m 23. Highest ! yesterday, 34, lowest last night, 22. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m.t Z miks per hour. Precipitation, none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 56, at j 7 a. m., 90. i Stage of water, 5.6, a rise of 1.8 in last 24 hours. J. M. SHEHIER. Local Forecaster. I ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow.) Sun eta 8:05, rises 7:18. Evening stars: Venus, Saturn. Morning stars: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars. FIRE ENDANGERS A TOWN IN IDAHO St. Anthony, Idaho. Jan. 22. Fire broke out this morning in the Ross Hammer block and spread to adjacent buildings. As frozen water pipes have practically cut off the water supply. I the entire town Is threatened. Kami- lies are fleeing with household goods, j The Ross Hammer block was occu-j pied by several firms and is valued at close to $400,000. i ne root oi xne uwjun r t-my uiuih. to which the flames spread, caved in and nearly caught a score of persons. The walls of the Ross Hammer block collapsed. After five hours the fire was under control. j Chicago. Jan. 22.-Three hundred men and women garment workers w ere . compelled to flee for their lives at noon today when fire broke out In a four-story building at Franklin street , and Jackson boulevard All escaped injury The fire started in the base- j ment, but was extinguished before it reached the upper floors. Columbus, Ohio, Jan. ft TV. , ,UUBJ, '"f """ l"c "llu vi a uurning mciury ouuums iniu me Scioto river, and swam to shore and safety. Because of recent ra'ns the Scores of river Is at flood height girls employed In the factory escaped. WILSON'S BILLS TO BECOME LAWS Trenton, N. J Jan. 22. Governor Wilson today asked legislative leaders to call a conference of members of both houses next Tuesday, at which he will explain his program for the session and urge particularly the pas sage of corporation bills. The governor does not expect any opposition among the democrats, w ho ; co"fli statements, admitted that j have a majority In both houses, and is ' !lP na3 DPen arrested on several oc hopeful the bills will be enacted before ' casioas and had had numerous deal he leaves to assume the presidency. I inss with thieves and criminals gen- Many letters have Come to Wilson, commending his bills, and Chancellor! Walker, who drafted them, 1s as a con- j sequence, being suggested for attorney general In Wilson's cabinet. ADMITS SETTING A HUNDRED FIRES Chicago, Jan. 22. Another confes sion from a member of the alleged arson gaug was obtained today by State's Attorney Hoyne. Three other men are said to have admitted con nection with the alleged conspiracy yesterday. The man said to have con fessed today Is a former "torch bearer" UmnW. K iho IWo1 rlno ,nnrri. , ,ng tQ ,Joyne The man gatd OJ one occasion he compelled a business man to sign three promissory notes for $500 each after being engaged to set tire to the man's store. He said he had been In the business several years and caused more than a hundred In cendiary fires in Chicago. PARCEL STAMPS ISSUED SO FAR WORTH $18,011,120 Washington, Jan. 22. The total number of parcel post stamps printed and distributed to date is 639.500,000. of value of $18,011,120. Chicago re reived 46,000,000 stamps, leading all other cities. St. Louis was second and 1 New York third. Kankakee Rati Chief Dies. Kankakee, 111.. Jan. 22. Thomas Philip Bonfield, president of the Kan kakee & Seneca railroad and a direc tor of the C. R. I. & P. and Big Four railroads and the oldest member of the Kankakee Bar association, died at his home in this city yesterday. Mr. Bon field was the first president of the vil lage of Kankakee. From 1877 to 1SS1 he was in the state senate and through his efforts the Kankakee state hospital was located here. He tried the first case in the Kankakee circuit court in 1553. before Judge Henderson, when court was held in tbe Illinois Central freight depot. Taft Great Traveler. Washington, Jan. 22. When Presi- dent Taft relinquishes office March 4. he will have traveled during his term . about 125.00 miles by railroad and .automobile, or five times the distance ! around the earth at the equator. HART MURDER STORY IS NOT ALLTOLD YET Chicago Detectives Are Working on New Clews in Mystery. WEBB IS ON WAY SOUTH I Slayer of Officer Reported to Have Left Last Night for St. Louis. Chicago, Jan. 22. The police re ceived an anonymous telephone mes- sage statirtg that Robert Webb, slay er of Detective Hart, left last night for St. Louis. The police are eer- tain the . real story of Hart's murder has not yet beea told. Although Chicago yesterdav was tbe Boene of tne mogt desperat"e man nunt jn historv f thp ritv Rnh. Webb, auto bandit and murderer of Detective Peter Hart, found it as easy to elude the police as in his previ ous brushes with them. Every policeman and detective in the cjty carried orders frnm rhi. Mp. Weeny to shoot the fugitive bandit a. ,d 6hoot tQ km Qn the sJ. fort to resigt arregt Had tne murderer been ht -,t f almost certain thal ne n nave reached a po,ice staUon aljve PratUcBy every member of the forw nad announced that bu cold.b oodp(1 killing of Hart had proved him too ! dangerous a man to parley with and 1Iir"lthat nothing iihnrt rf a hn.lot uy.uLI make him "good STORV OK TRAGEDY TOI.I). Meanwhile the truth about the trag- ?dy e,lactel ir dark, foul-smell ing nat on woutn Wabash avenue. where Hart was killed in the trap he had set for Webb, began to come out piecemeal. The story as told by Mrs.' Bella ! Hastings, sweetheart of Frank Madia, convinced the police that Michael Casella, tenant of the flat where Hart was killed, had not told the truth about the affair. His statements that he was helping' the police in their efforts to arrest the fugitive bandit were dis credited when it was discovered that Webb had spent hours i.-i the flat to Casella's knowledge and Casella failed to tell the police that he was there. Moreover, Casella made numerous erally. I. aims (oii.mi.iv as fhi::mi. jie concluded by saying that he wa j a close friend of "Bathhouse John" I I Coughlin of the First ward, and ex- i j. , . .. i lirrssra implicit iaun in tne pouti- clan's ability to get him out of any 'trouble into which he might fall. Of sti'.l greater importance, from the police viewpoint, was the knowledge that Casella had been arrested as a j suspect during the investigation of the j murder of John Raven, an aged mon jey lender and broker on South State ; street, w ho was killed at his desk nearly two years ago. Casella is said have owed the man between $3,000 and $4,000, for which Raven held notes. After the killing of the money lend er all of these notes were stolen from his safe. Although Casella was not directly connected with the case at that time, the police now believe that these facts may well be considered. Another discovery was that a man known only as "Ben" was in the Cas ella flat within five minutes of the time Hart was killed. He is now being sought. MRS. HASTINGS NEHVOIS. Mrs. Hastings refused to admit that she possessed any information not already given to the police when she ; was questioned first yesterday :norn j ing. Whea taken from her tell later in the afternoon, however, she ap peared more nervous. She evidently was afraid that she might be charged with complicity in the crime. When questioned by a reporter for The Record-Herald she broke down complete ly and admitted that Webb had been concealed in the flat and that Cas ella's elaborate statements, as a con sequence, could not be true. The woman said that she had as sisted Webb to pull a piano from its usual place In -the parlor and place it near a closet door. He then con cealed himself in the closet add she blocked the way with the piano, which she dragged before the door. Immediately after doing this she as airested by two detectives who were knocking at the door of the flat while Webb was being bidden. DETECTIVES KEPT IX DARK. The detectives were not informed either by Casella or bis wife that Webb was In the flat, although Mrs. Hastings says that both of them knew of his presence there. Moreover, she said. It would have been impossible for Webb to have freed himself from the closet la which he was a volun FGUSM STATES f540T OKI "HP ROCR OP THE HOUS Jt O COMMONS KEEP UP By ARAB BAP OF 350 DROWNS Suakim, Egypt, Jan. 22. Three hu.i- dred and fifty Mohammedan pilgrims j from India to Mecca were drowned today in a flood which overwhelmed the entire caravan midway between the sacred city of Medina, Arabia, and Port .Yembq. on the. iid sea. . ' The sudden avalanche accVWpa'nled by great' torrents of water swpt down the mountain, carrying away people, aaimals and tents. Of 400 pilgrims, 50 were saved. tary prisoner without aid leaving the obvious implication that Casella must have drawn the piano away and per mitted Webb to get out again. "How did Webb get out to do this terrible thing?" she demanded after she had freed herself of the secrets that had burdened her mind for 24 hours. "They arrested me as soon as I went to the door of the flat because they thought I might be able to tell the police something about Webb's whereabouts. I worried about him be cause I thought he might smother to death in that closet." BANKRUPTCY NEW STUNT BY MORSE New York, Jan. 22. Charles W. Morse, former banker, pardoned by President Taft after serving two of a 15-year sentence for violation, of the banking laws, has suggested to his attorneys that his creditors put him through bankruptcy. Morse was re ported recently to be seriously ill again ia Europe. SEE BITTER FIGHT ON CANAL TOLLS Washington, Jan. 22. Advocates of free passage for American ships through the Panama canal have mar shaled their forces in the senate to i combat favorable action upon the jRoot amendment providing for repeal : of the American exemption provision, j The determination of Chairman Brand ' egee to call a meeting of the canal committee to consider the Root amend ment has aroused friends of the free j passage provision to a united fight against any modification of the law. Democrats of tbe house and senate are divided over the question, notwith standing the declaration of the na tional platform. An attempt in the senate to change the law at this ses sion probably will open a bitter fight. Senator O'Gorman replied today to Root's speech of yesterday. O'Gorman pointed out that the Root amendment proposed either to repeal the free passage clause orubmit the question to arbitration. "I am opposed to both provisions," he said. "It has been suggested that the legislation passed last session was hasty, and ill considered. On the con trary, the canal legislation was before the committee many weeks and dis cussed at great length by the senate. Some objections now made to the Wil (F r vSJRr Wi 7 M AN INAUGURAL SUGGESTION cJ'Ji W)S A canal law were made then, but the senate passed' the bill, 45 to 15.'' "We would, Indeed, create a painful impression abroad If this mighty na tion should surrender to the control of j any foreign power Its domestic policies and control of its domestic commerce. That we can never do, and maintain the prestige, honor and glory of our republic." Conferees oa the Immigration bill agreed to eliminate the certificate of character clause of the bill, which. It was claimed, would bar many Jew im migrants from Russia and Roumania. ROCKEFELLER IS NOT TO TESTIFY Washington, Jan. 22. Dr. Walter Chappull, personal physician' to Wil lis m Rockefeller, appeared before the money trust committee today and said his patient was in a condition that would prevent his examination as a witness. Chairman Pujo told lawyers who accompanied the doctor "they would be informed if the committee took any further action." PLAN BIG SAVING IN COTTON GOODS Washington, Jan. 22. The demo cratic plan for cutting the tariff on cotton manufactures, which will be recommended to the house early in the extra session of congress, brought rep resentatives of the cotton industry -to the ways and means committee hear ing today. Democratic leaders hold the Ameri can people pay annually about two hundred million dollars more for their cctton goods by reason of present tar iff rates. They contend no actual loss in revenue will result from the pro posed legislation and that a revision will reduce the annual cost of cotton clothing more than eighty million dol lars. ARGUING RECOGNITION OF NEW REPUBLIC OF CHINA Washington. Jan. 22. Recognition of the new republic of China was thel leading topic of discussion at the con - vention of the chamber of commerce of the United States today. It w as do - dared American trade in the orient miiht Rnffpr from delav in acknnwi - edging the dawn of a new govern - mental era in the ancient celestial em- nire. Delegates will be received at the White house later in the day. Presi dent Taft was especially interested in tbe organization, for he advocated its establishment. The president will be a guest of honor at the chamber's ban quet tonight with Secretaries Nagel, Stimson, Fisher, Meyer and.TwacVeagh and Speaker Clark and a number of members of the senate and house. King Peter of Servla III. London, Jan. 22. According to a dis patch from Semlin. Hungary, King Pe ter of Servia is seriously ill, after a complete collapse from nervous ex haustion which he suffered while jour neying a short distance from Belgrade. The strain of the war is said to have brought about his condition. Dies After Preaching 50 Years. " Sterling, 111., Jan. 22 Rev. Jacob Mjers, for 50 years a preacher in the United Brethren church, died here. Strllna Elected Senator. Pierre. S. D.. Jan. 22. Thomas Ster - ling, republican, was elected United States senator. COLONEL HAS NOTHING NEW New York, Jan. 22. Theodore Roosevelt and William Ellis Oorey, former president of the steel corpora tion, were chief witnesses called to day to testify at the resumption of the government hearings looking to dis solution of the so-called steel trust. Roosevelt consented to be examine! in his editorial offices. The oft-repeat ed story of how Roosevelt sanctioned the absorption by the steel corpora tion of the Tennessee Coal & Iron company, promised again to be the nucleus of the ex-president's test! mony. Roosevelt was asked but one ques tion by counsel for the government namely, whether statements contain ed I'a a letter he wrote Attorney General Bonaparte concerning the Tennessee Coal & Iron Co. deal were true. The colonel replied in the af firmative. Counsel Lindbury of the steel cor poration then took up the cross-examination. Roosevelt testified he was aware the government had undertaken an investigation of the steel corpora tion before the Tennessee company was taken over. "They reported to me unfavorably in regard to Standard Oil, but favor ably in regard to the steel corpora tion," he said. "This is less Interesting than a kimona strike," remarked Roosevelt during a lull while counsel discussed admission of documentary evidence. As a reason for sanctioning tne ab sorption, Roosevelt said: "I was deal ing with a panic, a situation that might have caused widespread disas ter If I did not act." FIND RAILROADS ISSUING PASSES Washington. Jan. 22. Improper and 1 ""8" UDO ul ,"UU4U v i Investigated by the interstate com- 1 n.erce commission, i ne inquiry nas proceeaea iar enougn to snow passes ! for state travel have been issued to 1 certain shippers and denied to others. j and that the moving consideration for i a'ch passes has been the routing of interstate shipments of property." The first public hearing will be in Denver, Cel., tomorrow. It is intended to hold j hearings in all parts of the country. Hurled on Pilot In Car Crash. Oshkosh. Wis., Jan. 22. Riding 13 miles on the pilot of a locomotive where he alighted after being struck by a Soo line train at Black Wolf cross ing, Ernst Marth of Nokimi escaped serious injury- His horse was unlnjur ed, but bis wagon was smashed when hit by the train. When the locomo tive reached North Fond du Lac Marth was found with his bualo robe around him. Beats Bandits With Fists. Kansas City, Jan. 22. When W. E. O , . n .- a frtrm nnliraman U'fta fit. '":u""' ' t.-Wed by two negroes, who tried to rob him on the street here early to - day, he fought both of them with his fists, beat them until they walled for mmv. and then marched them to ; police station. Redner recently was j dropped from the police force under an order to cut department expenses. TURKS ADOPT PEACE TERMS AND END WAR Ottoman Council Bows to Verdict of the Euro pean Powers. ADRIANOPLE IS CEDED Fate of Aegean Sea Islands to Be Left as Detail of Fu ture Program. Constantinople. Jan. 22. The grand council of the Ottoman empire voted today in favor of accepting the pro posals put forward by the European powers for the purpose of bringing about the conclusion of peace. The note handed to the porte Jan. 17 by the European ambassadors at Constantinople called the Ottoman's attention "to the grave responsibility It would assume if by resistance to their counsels it should preTent the reestabllshment of peace. It would only have Itself to blame If prolonga tion was had, as a consequence, to put In question the fate of the capital and perhaps extend hostilities to Asiatic provinces of the empire." WARJtWO IX XOTE. The note pointed out that Turkey could count on benevolent support of the powers only so long as It deferred to their counsel, inspired by the gen eral Interests of Europe and Turkey. The powers then advised Turkey to consent to the cession of Adrianople and leave to them the fate of the Aegean islands. Vienna, Jan. 22. Turkey has decid ed to surrender Adrianople to the Bul garians, according to a semi-official telegram from Constantinople today. dardf.nkli.es loss. Constantinople, Jan. 22. Turkish loss In a naval battle with the Greek fleet ofT Jt)ardanelle8 Jan. 18 totaled four officers and 36 men killed and 164 wounded. The Turkish gunners de clare they Inflicted important losses on the Greeks. 3 MORE BALLOTS WITHOUT RESULT Springfield. 111., Jan. 22. The 4lst and 42nd ballots on the speakership today were without result. A rumored combination of the democratic follow ers of Rapp, Hubbard and Karen fail ed to materialize. Tice, republican, led on both ballots with 47. On the 43rd ballot there was no result. The house recessed until 3 this afternoon. By the adoption of the same resolu- tioa by the house and senate, the 48th assembly will meet in joint session at 2:10 p. m Feb. 12, to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Lincoln. The resolutions Invite Baron Von Bernstorff, German ambassador, and former Senator Bailey of Texas to address the assembly. Criticise College Morals. Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 22. Clifford G. Roe of Chicago told 200 Harvard students yesterday that the college man was in part responsible for the fall of many girls Into tbe hands of white slavers. "College men have the wrong moral standard," said Roe. "They think they have a right to sow wiU oats and then beg forgiveness. College students serve as the advance agent of the pro curess. With theatre parties and la'e suppers they ensnare the virtue of in nocent girls, sending them on their way to Immoral lives." Cuba Rejects U. 3. Treaty. Havana, Jan. 22. The Cuban gov ernment has refused to ratify the treaty recently negotiated between Cuba and the 1'nited States providing for the enlargement of tho (Juautana mo naval station. Cuba will decl'ne to ratify the treaty until the 1'nited States disposes of the Isle of Pints controversy. Largest Battleship Launched. New-Castle-on-Tyne, England, Jan. 22. The largest and most powerful battleship afloat, the Brazilian super dieadnought, Rio DeJaneiro, was launched today. ARREST 4 MINERS WITH GOLD DUST New York. -Ian. 22. As they etrpped . . 1-.. !, , " 14 Wu.,, .vu. 1 were arrested on a charge of s ealing K d dut nd auretu worth more than $50,000 from mines In headville. a ! Col. New i orK detectives wno mau the arrest said they found nuggets j strapped around the men In money J belts.