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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 111. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1913. -TWELVE PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS- II EDITION 3RD MEMBER MADERO KIN DEADJEPORT Brother of President Said to Have Been Shot Near Monterey. TAFT BUDGET ARMY SETS A FAST PACE IN NEW SCHEME Forces at Galveston Part of Wilson Cabinet IDEAS URGED INAMESSAGE lk a!Kbr18l 4-Vi - , ft HAD GONE WITH REBELS Widow of Fallen Leader Holds Large Insurance Policies in American Companies. Shows Big Saving to the Government Would be the Result Mexico City, Feb. 26. No official confirmation w as received today of the reported death of Emllio Madero, a brother of the lute president, who wa xaiil to have been shot dead Dear Monterey while attempting to join the rebels. Vera Cruz, Feb. 26. It wu learned today Senora Madero, 'widow of the late president, holds life Insurance policies amounting to several hundred thousand dollars, taken out In Amer ican companies. WILL PROTECT BORDER. Washington, Feb. 26. Senator Culberson and Sheppard were assur ed today by Secretary Stimson that every possible precaution would be taken to protect the Texas border against the raids of rebels. Later Sheppard laid the situation before the senate committee on foreign relations The committee agreed to make repre sentation to the secretary of war, urg ing stronger forces along the lines. Mexico City, Feb. 26. Hope for im mediate peace In Mexico Is slight. Rebel activity in the north ban in creased and the government's efforts to enter Into arrangements with the Zapatistas appear ' to have failed. Whether the rebels, whose center Is the state of Coah'it'a, where Governor Carranza. father-in-law of Gustavo Madero, oppose the new regimnave The sixth Joint, ballot -ot JLhe increased numerically, is not, -gwiiwui Term senatorshlp was without result. CoL R. M. Grtty (left. Briar. Ga. Mart a P. Midi mm 4 Major Gn. WUltam H. Cartar Cbattaa. The concentration of American troops at Galveston, Texas, has gone on swiftly and smoothly. Major Gen eral William H. Carter of Chicago is In charge of the movement south of the troops. Among those who will be the first to go to Mexico in case of intervention will be Brigadier Genera Marlon P. Mans, in command of the first dlrlslon of the United States army; Brigadier General Frederick A. Smith, in charge of the fifth brigade, second division; Colonel R. M. Getty of the 27th Infantry; Colonel J. S. Mai lory of the 29th Infantry, and Colonel C. D. Cowles of the 5th infantry. It is President Taft's purpose to mobilize as close to the Mexican frontier as feasible a body of 10,000 troops, to preserve intact the naval force In Mexican waters. if I -B.-i K -idii NATION IS FAR BEHIND Only One in World, President Says, That Does Not Have Definite Program. SIXTH LONG TERM BALLOT IS TAKEN Springfield, 111.. Feb. 2C Tli sixth joint ballot for the long term Henator ship was taken today. There was no choice. J ! ti " 1 II' I The Weather Fcrect Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow fer Ro;k iaUnd, Davenport, Molina, and Vicinity. Snow this afternoon and tonight and probably Thursday, colder tonight with thu lowest temperature about 15 de- Washington, Feb. 26. President Taft today sent to congress his much discussed "budget" message. He rec ommended the adoption of a budget system of relating proposed expendi tures to expected revenues and de clared that congress would be greatly I benefited by having before it such a j statement before it began the annual grind upon appropriation bills. The United States, the president wrote, was the only great nation in the world which did not use the budget system and in consequence it "may be said to be without Plan or program." He 'indicated that owing to the late day at which he was able to transmit his message he expected little legislation on the topic from the present con gress. The president took full responsibil ity for the message upon himself. Congress in the last sundry civil bill directed the secretary of the treasury to submit estimates hereafter In the old way. Mr. Taft pointed out, how ever, that he had directed the secre tary of the treasury to agree with the directions of congress and also to send him information for a budget message. He referred congress also to the por tion of the constitution which requires him from time to time to recommend such measures as he shall deem neces- Galveston Assembly First Test of Plan of Re- organization. PLEASING TO STIMSON Expect Complete Second Divi sion to Be Mobilized at End of Present Week. William J. Bfyaa. 1.11. 1. now ii. but they have bo conducted their operations already that communi cation with the frontier has been Mopped, that region between Laredo i.nd San huls Potosl being practically desolated. In Coahuila also are two brothers of the slain president, Fran cisco I. Madero. in the south the Zapatistas continue hurnlnc and raiding, and an attack mi a military train between Ozumba iind Mexico City loawa little doubt as to their attitude toward the new ad ministration. The attack was of the ordinary ambush type. Kir.llT FOR TWO IIOl R. The train was stopped by a burned out bridge, and the fighting continued for more than two hours. One of the demands of the Zapatis tas, made today by commiassioners representing that section of the rebels, was that all Zapatistas officers be ad mitted to the regular establishments with corresponding rank, some hav ing assumed the titlt of general. To this the government strongly objected. The commissioners left In order to report to their chief, and soon word came back that the Zapatistas consid ered the revolution sti.l in progress. The government has sent forcest honthward toward Cuernavaca along the line of the Central railway, a portion of which, destroyed by rebels, will be rebuilt. Reports from the state of Morales indicate that the work of destruction during the last 24 hours has been more complete than Is ordinarily undertake n by the rebels. BK." CHAf E I G'VJUIKKO. To offset the antagonism of the ZaDatlstas. however, the government bellevea there will be no difficulty In concluding wTangementa for peace with Juan Andrew Almazan and Julio Radlllo. the two most prominent lead ers In the state of Guerrero. Nor Is there much doubt felt that arrangements can be made by the government agents sent to El Paso w ith representatives of Orozco's army. Benjamin Argueryede, Cneche Cam pos and the two Pascual Orozcos, father and son, the most valiant lead ers. It is announced here, have ex pressed willingness to co-operate. Their field chiefly has been In the district about Torreon. and if the ex pected arrangements are made it is not Improbable that they may be em ployed in combating the elements of Hie new revolution centered in Coa huila. The official closing of the "port of entry" at Nucvo Ijircdo was the first public intimation here that the gov ernment regarded the rebels to the in rth of Monterey as unfriendly to he new regime. It has been stated officially that Venustiano Carrenza. K verncr of Coahuila. had decided to iib.'nden his antagonistic attitude, but hepe of this has greatly diminished, and the rutting of the National rail road between San I.uis Potosi and Saliilio. and between San Luis and Tampico Indicates that the govern- ment has much work to do before It can subjugate the rebels. Senator Ijandee introduced a bill au thorizing the establishment of state employment agencies where two cr more contiguous cities or towns show a combined population exceeding r'i. 000. It will apply to Rock Island and Moline. grpes above zero. Temperature at 7 a. m.. 29. Highest sary an exped-ieiU. yesterday, 3u; lowest last night, 26. Y 1 . apvAmagkn show". Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles ; Some of the advantages of the bud per hour. get ByBtem as pointed out by the Precipitation, .25 inch. i president were: Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 99, at A means of locating responsibility lor estimates in keeping with reve- J. M. SHKKIER. Local Forecaster. WILSON FINISHES GOVERNOR'S DUTY Trenton, N. J.. Feb. 6. Today was Wilson's last working day at thi state house, and by nightfall he was expected to wind up his duties as gov ernor. Final arrangements for the journey to Washington were com pleted today. A student committee from Princeton will call at the Wilson bungalow in two automobiles at 10:30 Monday morning to take the Wilson family to the station. ; ASTROOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow.) Sun sets T, iJ. rises (i:37. Evening stars: Mercury. Venus. Saturn. Morn ing stars: Jupiter. Mars. FIND BIG LOOT AT ft nmnfinn qthdc umunuu uiu.il Chicago, Feb. 26. Following the ar rest of five men who confessed they had been stealing from express and transfer company wagons for seven months, detectives today raided the cons'stent and ill-defined program. Six hundred rocery 01 Frank Rossi and seized j To cancel the nation's debt, through nues. A means of allowing congress to see j how mi!h gross it will have to spend ! before it begins appropriating for each department or detail of government i machinery. Because it would furnish congress and the public with ready reference to reports and the detailed records of account. Because it would produce an ade i quate organization for assembling ! and classifying information to be used in telling the country what has been done and of the government's future needs. To aid in working with a well de fined purpose in many bureaus hither to organized but directed under an in- Washington. Feb. 26. The person nel of the cabinet of President Wilson, as partially made known last night by information reaching congression al quarters, and which stood today practically unchanged, named: Secretary of State WILLIAM J. BRYAN, Nebraska. Secretary of the Treasury WIL LIAM G. M'ADOO, New York. . Secretary of the Navy JOSEPHUS DANIELS, North Carolina. Postmaster General ALBERT SYD NEY BURLESON, Texas. Some published reports, including the name of Chancellor Walker of New Jersey as attorney general, were not confirmed. Information on which the four portfolios was definitely design ed was of a positive character, but it did not include the name of Walker. While -the name was not disclosed today, it was said the new secretary of the interior would not be any of those prominently mentioned in that con nection. It Is to be a new cabinet from top to bottom. It became known today that J. ,Mit chell Palmer of Pennsylvania was of fered the portfolio of secretary of war and based his declination upon the fact that he is of Quaker ancestry and could not, in keeping with thr tradi tions of his blood, become head of a war establishment. It also became known that .Mayor Baker of Cleveland was offered a cab- Albert S. Uurlcaoa. inet portfolio, but declined because he has great projects in mind for the city of Cleveland. It Is said with a great degree of positiveness that Burleson, who is se- Chlcago. Feb. Z(. The 27th Infan try at Fort Sheridan started for Gal veston early this morning. Washington. Feb. 2C. With the pros pect of armed opposition to the new provisional government of Mexico re duced to a few small threatened upris ings by followers of the late President Madero, it is the opinion of officials here that the chances for the use of military arms to protect American In terests have greatly diminished. Concentration of troops at Galves ton will continue, but admittedly the purpose now is principally to test the working of the new system, of army re organization. Major Genoral Carter, commander of the second division, due to arrive In Galveston in the next 24 hours, will take the opportunity afford ed by the assembly of the complete division of troops to put them through the paces. Uub affording various regi mental and brigade commanders prac tically the first opportunity to direct movements of large bodies of men that would fall to their command in time of war. ( REDlTAni K TEST. If the complete division is assem bled at Galveston, at Texas City, seven miles distant, and in the camp just opened near Houston, before the end of the present week, military experts feel that they will have accomplished a creditable feat. Secretary StlmBon feels very proud of the record made np to this point, when, by the issue of a single order to Major General Carter, second di vision commander, the enttre body of men was set in niotlon; whereas, tin der the plan of adjutant generals, the department was obliged to send hun dreds of telegrams to as many indi vidual commanding officers, all the lected for postmaster general, is tho wfty ro maJr tnerals down to a only member of congress to be in the new cabinet. This disposes of many possibilities. if students will travel to Washington I merchandise, silverware and jewelry j a sinking fund and to eliminate the valued at several thousand dollars. by special train. The remainder will go on a second section later in the , .. day. ONE BATTLESHIP PROGRAM Washington. Feb. 26 President-1 C AfinPTPn RY THF HOIIQF elect Wilson has declined membership in the exclusive Chevy Chase club of. Washington, to which Roosevelt, Taft and most of the high officials of the government belong. i deficit, which Is slowly growing. To carry out the budget plan, to re duce the deficit and the fixed charges j against the government the president ; proposed : j To create a sinking fund commis sion to consist of the chairman of the FRIENDS HEARING TAFT'S GOOD-BYE Washington, Feb. 26. President Taft today began to say goodbye to senators, representatives, many men in official life and scores of friends who dropped in for a farewell hanTl shake. It was one of the busiest days the president had in several months. He shook hands with hundreds. Washington, Feb. 26. The two bat tleship program was defeated in the house sitting as a committee of tha finance committee of the senate; the whole. An amendment to appropriate for one battleship went through. The bill to create a department of labor with a cabinet officer at its head, passed the senate. It had already passed the house. chairman of the bouse ways and means committee; the attorney general and the secretary of the treasury, with the comptroller of the treasury as an nual auditor of the sinking fund ac count. Legislation which would wipe out the national debt in 20 years af ter July 1, 1914, congress should set aside $45,000,000 annually for that pur pose. That would be $15,000,000 a year THOMPSON, ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL, DIES Chicago, Feb. 26. John Thompson, j less than the present amount required assistant attorney general of the Unit-. by law. That fund should be invested ! ed States, stricken several days ago , In 3 per cent government bonds and i with uraemia, died today. : in 20 years the $1,160,000,000 debt, the ! Thompson's body will be taken to ' president says, would be retired. CUBAN OVATION TO CASTRO; BAND IS LED BY MAYOR Havana. Cuba. Feb. 26. Clprlano Castro, former dictator of Venezuela, arrived today on the 6teamer Saratoga from New York and was greeted en thusiastically by the populace. A flotilla of tugs and launches crowd ed with people met the Saratoga off Morro castle and accompanied It to anchorage. On one tug the municipal band, led by the mayor, played Cuban and Venezuelan national anthems. Another tug was occupied by Cuban veterans. Five hundred gathered at the wharf and cheered Castro. The entire crowd followed the visitor, who drove In an automobile decorated with 'the enezuelan colors, to a hotel, i where General Reyes, ex president of Colombia, also resides. Ottumwa, Iowa, tonight. His home was at Pratt, Kan. Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 26. James A. Moffat, president of the Standard Oil company of New Jersey, died here. FOR IIEOMTB THEORY. The adoption of a definite theory Is recommended for future proposals for internal improvements so that such improvements would be in accord the payroll, Mr. Taft continued, mere were a complete executne re- Classification of civil service employes. Under this head the president wrote: In the present situation many men at the bottom are receiving larger salaries than would be obtained for similar work in outside employment. whereas men in higher positions car rying great responsibility and the success of whose performance de pends on training and long experi ence, are inadequately paid. From the viewpoint of the rank and file there is little hope of reward for merit. The. foundation for reclassification of sal aries already has been laid. In my opinion it would enable the govern ment to pay higher salaries to thoso of whom experience, training and iii- tlative are required and make ths sav ing of $2,000,000." ELIMINATION OF VSTK. Elimination of waste In the distribu tion of public documents; reduction of United States assay offices and pos sibly the number of mints and their consolidation into one, are other rec ommendations. "With much hesitation," the presi dent recommends the organization of a budget committee of congress. It should act as a final clearing house through which all the recommenda tions of committees having to do with revenues and expenditures would pass before they take the form of bills. "The special reason I have for urg ing this committee." wrote the presi- their efforts in the development of the future activities of the government as well as for the determlpatlon of the expenditures needed for the current transaction of its business." with a well thought out plan. In that dent, "is that at present the adrninis- onnection the president suggested the saving of the rent paid in Washing ton for buildings used by the govern ment through the construction of new COLONEL ADVISES AGAINST COMBINE Springfield, 111., Feb. 26. At a con ference of progressive members of the legis'ltture today Senator Jones of Chicago read a telegram from Colonel Roosevelt advising the Illinois pro gressives to refrain from making any combination with democrats or repub licans to elect a United States senator. Progressives and republicans joined i:i defeating Iee O'Neil Browne's mo tion to advance without reference to a committee the emergency appro priation of approximately 60,000 for the secretary of state's office. captain, to begin mobilization. Under the new system, too. the quar termaster general had already assem bled at proper point of embarkation all supplies needed for the campaign. BALTIMORE SUFFRAGETS QUIT AFTER FEW MILES Baltimore, Feb. 26. The suffragets' army of the Hudson this morning re sumed its on-io-wasningion movement. 1 10 be paid for through a period of 20 i dertake to consider them in all their ; gineers with the object of razing an Recruits from Baltimore augmented ' ts-.Tl ( a. ciA a , r K I - . 1 1 not being able to take up proposals for constructive measures affecting any particular department with any 200 ARE KILLED OR WOUNDED IN SPAIN DISASTER Gijon, Spain, Feb. 2G. Upwards of 200 people were killed or wounded by the ill-timed explosion of a charge of ! 7,000 pounds of black powder which COOK BUDGET IS KILLED BY VETO Chicago, Feb. 26. President Mc Cormlck of the county board vetoed the 1913 budget appropriating $7,500, 000 to pay the bills of Cook county. McCorinlck characterized the appro priations as proposed by the county commissioners as a "financial joy ride." The bill carried numerous in creases of salary for county employes and all were vetoed except those of men drawing less than a hundred dol lars. McCorinlck declares the county has been burdened up with superflu ous employes at the expense of tw sick. DOW HELD GUILTY IN MINING DEALS Boston, Feb. 20. Stephen R. Dow, head of the brokerage firm of S. R. Dow company, was found guilty day of 24 of 92 counts of an Indictment charging conversion of funds of min ing companies in which he was inter ested. His bail of $25,000 was contin ued pending sentence and appeal. Iow was president of four Michigan mining companies. Three himdred thousand dollars is involved in the indictment. buildings to cost about $100,000,000, one body or committee which will un-'was laid yesterday by government en- the ranks, but all except four of the local contingent deserted four miles from the start. Tonight's camp will be made at Luarel. 20 miles distant. Military Aviator Killed. Muelhausen, Germany, Feb. 26. Military Aviator Sergeant Helferen ider was 'killed and his companion. Lieutenant Linke, seriously injured to day. The aeroplane fell while flying; arour.a tne military aerodrome. lowan Wins at Oxford. Oxford. Eng.. Feb. 26. Will Zieg ler, a Rhodes scholar from Iowa, won the weight-putting event today, with 41 feet, nine inches. It was the con-'kept in government c'.uding sporu. years. "Briefly stated." wrote the president, "my suggestion is that the govern ment first plan for its land purchases, buildings, and public works, then bor- j row money to acquire and to construct them, proportioning the cost orer a i period of 20 years, and making the bonds i e sued to meet the cost payable out of an adequate sinking fund." Of a reduction of the salary roll of the government, amounting to about $6,500,000 annually, two-thirds, the president declared, would be saved by adopting his scheme to classify what are now presidential appointments. Almost $3,000,000 annually could be coffers through day of Oxford university postoffice department changes. The aspects. enormous block f rock. An Immense Going further the president suggest- concourse of towns people had gather ed that appropriations should be In ed to witness the demolition of a hill the following classes: separating Gijon from the coaling har- To cover overhead and oneratine i bor of Musel. a. mile and a half iif. cost ! tant. For upkeep of property. j Th object was to cut a roadway to For fixed charges, including sink-j avoid the present long detour. At the Ing fund. I hour fixed, the fuse was lighted and For permanent improvements. tbe explosion occurred. But instead Concluding, he says: "The govern-i of the rock being blasted, hundreds of ment is not only in the position of i tens of clay and small stones were having gone along for a century with-: hurled like artillery projectiles among out a budget, but what is at this time ! the spectators. Whole families were even more to the point, it has not the mowed down. Many engineers and mu organic means either for preparing orjnicipal officials were killed for considering one. I am recommend-1 Twenty-four bodies had teen recov ing that congress make some organic i ered by noon today, but It Is consid provision whereby the administrative ered certain the total fatalities will tuia of $2,000,000 would b cut fronvand legislative branch may coordinate j far exceed this numbex, BURDETTE FIRST DUNNE APPOINTEE Springfield, 111., Feb. 26. Governor Dunne's first appointment was laid be fore the senate this morning. It was the nomination of James BurdeUo of Chicago, a pplili'al writer, to be a member of the state civil service com mission, to succeed John A. Cousley. Under the rules,' the nomination lies over until tomorrow. New Zealand Earthquake. Wellington. N. Z., Feb. 26. Au eaAhquake shock shook the city today, terrorising inhabitants and damaging many houses. Nobodjr vaa killed.