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Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 148. THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1913. TWELVE PAGES, PRICE TWO CENTS. THE ROCK S HOME EDITION FLOOD AID BY NATION MOVE OF CONGRESS National Meeting in St. Lrr s Will Demand Pro tection in Future. TO RECLAIM SWAMPS Held That 75,000,000 Acres of Overflow Land Could Be Made Productive. ; l.mii.-. M'i., April 10. The natlon i:l ilraiiiiiK- congress, which began a 'lire -iaa' session here today, has for it n chief work tlie preparation of ii lull to lc introduced Into th na'ion ;i. i inure, providing a comprehen sive plan for drainage and llood pro li" i ion. ( in' fa t ion rf the congress will urge leisla' ion for tin- appointment of a na'ii nal drainage commission, which Hiiall o t t'T its pffortH on the reclama tion ( f T."..'"in.0in acres of swamp and overflow land iu the United States, pri ti-r'ing public health by drainage of swamps and prevention of floods by an adequate system levees and storage reservoir. Imperative and prompt measures to prevent floods along the Ohio and MfsH ippl rivers and tributaries were uiM'il by Inhatn Randolph In an ad dicts Mr. Randolph held regu lation of flood waters necessarily was a federal duty, and suggested event uallv a new member of the cabinet to be Ht the head of a federal depart ment of public works would bo nec- i i-sa ry . in i u .oi i vf.stmf.xt. '"I have been told that the estimat ed cost (if a reservoir system which i wli! be flood preventative in the Alb ghenj and .Vonongahela rivers would be $o,(niO,(tni," said Mr. Ran dolph. "Suppose that system to be twN ndid to WeBt Virginia and Keu Lnh at a cost of J20.000.000 more, would it not be a Rood Investment? N( ; oti'.y would this expenditure save l.ii ami property along the Ohio riv er, lint It would have like results aii i:g the Mississippi below Cairo, for wi'ii the holding back of excess floods I nun the Ohio, the flood plane of the Mississippi would be lowered. "We bav seen where the waters of ihe Ohio come from. New York, Pennsylvania. Ohio. West Virginia, lu iliann. Illinois, Kentucky and Tenues seo and even Alabama, pour their surplus waters into this overburdened river. "This Is not the whole problem; it is but the problem of one section if the country, a problem not for state solution, but for the natinal gov. eminent, and It Is 'he duty of the government to take bold of It, and to take hold of It now. with a pilrpose. an Intelligence and a vigor which, will forever end the annual tribute which Us citizens, must pay until re lief comes. This tribute mounts up to the thousands of human lives and into millions upon millions of prop erty destroyed. mow miriHTMK.vr M.i:m:i). "This great government need new department, the cabinet a new portfolio. We need a national depart ment of public works, anil Its exeeuti head should be a member of the presi. detit' cabinot. This belief does not minimize my appreciation of the army ena-lrieer and I cannot Pa-ss on ith- out paying the men of that branch of our military service my tribute ot es teem, on esteem born of my knowl edge of the things which they have done and of association with many a man whose right It is to wear the limtenla cf the corps. "Hut West Point does not graduate men enough to supply the engineer ing needs of a country like ours. The training of the army engineer is uot conducive of originality or initiative. He has to submit to a repression which cramps his genius and curtal.s his usefulness. 1 have had more tl.au one of these men tell me that orig inal suggestions about needed Improve ments were not only not welcomed ia Washington, but. if made, were apt to b, returned ith something more than a, hint that until the Informa tion or advice upon the subject which prompted the communcation was call ed for. It wag not desired. OM.T 90 MF.X A All. IU.E. "An examination cf the roster of nrmy engineers in active service as tonished me. Their number and rank is as fol'ows; One chief of engi neers with rank of brigadier general, 12 colonels. l: lieutenant colonels. S9 majcts. M captains. 47 first lieuten ants and IT seen nd liouteuauts. All fo'J 11" men. Numerical.. v. not enough to i . luh.i-i tb" engineering operations i Supreme Court Justice Seabury i f the Pennsylvania railroad. Of these, (charged the jury. He said there was 11 are r.uv:cl in building the Par.- j no legal rvasoa why the jurors should u:.a cunal. two are in the Philippines. cot receive Thaw's testimony, but r.e in Hawaii and 14 are detai.ed as should take consideration of the fact inM.-ucti ik at West Point and other j that he had been adjudged insane. He t rn :n ,i. schools. t told them jio indictment co.i'.d be re- "TMji leaves f0 men to rope wi'h turv.ed upon Thaw's testimony uncor all the require men's of these United iooraud. The Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne, and Vicinity. Rain or snow tonight and probably Friday, colder tonight with the lowest temperature near the freezing point. Temperature at 7 a. m. 48. Highest yesterday 42, lowest last night 41. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. five miles per hour. Precipitation .J2 Inch. Relative humidity at 7 p. m. and 7 a. m. 100. Stage of water 8.2 a rise of .1 in last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening stars: Venus, Saturn. Morn- Jn star": Mercury. Jupiter, Mars. The first ii.nsnJtu.le star Spica. of con- j southeast, about 8:20 p. m. 1 States and its territorial possessions, ; 1 an aggregate area of 3,74,2. 5S3 square i j miles with a coast line of 48. SSI miles j and a navigable river system in the I I'nited States proper of 20,410 miles, j I With 7!". ono fimiuro miles of Kwan'.o i land to be drained and projected ami j 1.200,000 square miles of arid lan(i to be reclaimed by irrigation, my argu ment for a national department of pub- 11c works rests upon facts." M'ADOO PUTS GAG ORDER IN EFFECT "Washington, D. C, April in. Secre- ; tary McAdoo's "gag order" has been 1 exteuded from the assistant s cretary of the treasury, to whom it. was orig inally applied, to every bureau and di- j vision chief 1a that extensive depart-1 ineut. Nothing whatever concerning l government business there may be- ' come known until the secretary's of- j flee has passed upon the desirability i of its publication. The public health bureau is forbid den to give out any news whatsoever of the progress of the government's test of the Friedmann tuberculosis vac cine, or warn the public directly of the danger of disease or epidemic. The life-saving service is forbidden to make known news of a vessel iu dis tress or measures taken for the relief of an endangered eppff. All mich in- formation is now sent first to the as-1 sistant .ecretarv In charee of the di-1 vis40n or burmtn itt-whteh it originates, then to McAdoo's office, where it will be made public or suppressed. Mc Adoo's policy Is a complete reversal i Of that of former Secretary MacVeagh. 1 BUFFALO FACING A GENERAL STRIKE Buffalo, X. Y., April 10. Advisabil ity of calling a general strike of 42,000 union men in Buffalo in sympathy with striking carmen will be considered at a meeting or 110 labor organizations here U-night. The American Federa- tion of Labor has endorsed the street car strike. Early settlement of the strike of the carmen of the International Railway company appeared probable this af ternoon wheu President Connette of the company announced he would ac cept the offer of Mayor Kuhrmann to act as mediator aud would recognize the union providing car service was imme diately resumed. At noon a dozen cars were sent over the Main street route. All were manned by strikebreakers and car ried policemen and deputies. Albany, X. Y., April 10. Governor Sulzer has directed the state labor department to conduct a public inves tigation of the causes aud conditions of the Buffalo strike. MISS EMERSON A SICK GIRL, CLAIM London. April Dr. Mansell Moul litt, a will known suffrage physician, declared today tiie nervous system of Z he Emerson, the American suffra ge;, is completely shattered. "She is almost unable to sieep." he said, ' ai.d e n when sleeping she does not r- st ow ing to horrible dreams. Her digestive system is seriously im paired and she suffers great pain above the apjendix I do i.ot care to say more about this feature of the case." THAW A WITNESS IN BRIBERY CASE New York, April 10. Hary K. Thaw came to New York today to testify be fore the grand jury investigating an alleged attempt at bribery to get him out of Mattvawan asylum. THREE STATE OFFICIALS TO LOSEPLACES Edgar Davies, Factory Inspector, Resigns and Escapes Charges. WHEELER IS ALSO OUT Another, Name Withheld, Has' Been Asked to Quit Ugly Scene in Senate. Springfield, 111., April 10 The res ignation of at least three state officials lias been asked for by the state civil j service commission. Kdgar Davies, state factory inspec tor the past 12 years, today tendered Ibis resignation to President Burdette of the civil service commission. Dav j ieg had been given until 10 this moru I inc to resign, or charges would be riled agaiust him, according to Bur dette. The resigna'ic-n of John A. Wheeler of the state game commission was also asked by the civil service com mission. Wheeler this morning was called before Commissioner Burdette and told his rsignation was accepted. The other official, whose name is not made public, was asked to resign. I1ITI1.K SEXATE KXOIWl.K. I Charges by Senator Madigan that a i resolution offered by Senator Albert j Clark calling before the bar of the 1 senate John Hill, Jr., of Chicago, had for its purpose the covering up of an investigation of charges made by Hill that a fund was used to pass the board of trade bill, brought about one of the bitterest exchanges of personalities ever heard in the upper house of the Illinois assmbly. Following an explana- u OI lne reBO,uuon u iark- 'uau' &an ar08? aud shouted for recognition lie was rdred to take his seat by Lieutenant Governor O'Hara, and was finally recognized on a question of per- 8Uual .'"Y" '-er T" ah',(1 N'eion "ie ruies .or immeui- aie cou.siuerauon oi me resolution. "I w ant to call attention to the fact," said Madigan, "that It Is an effort by Clark to cover up the matter and not cast light upon Hill's charges." "And I resent the charges and say the statement of Madigan is not true, said Clark. some iif:aii;i foh ii:. "I repeat," said Madigan, "that the purpose of that resolution is to cover up an investigation. If Hill's charges i i that a fund was used to pass the board j "a(1' UI" re true, some memoers of ,he I'hteago board of trade will go ito ,he I'ntiary. If ot true, an in- vesugauon or mem, anyway, win show !5 per cent of the whole business is gambling." "I would cut my tongue out or re sign my seat In tie senate before I would impugn the motives of fellow members," said Clark. "The man who has done it Is a dirty cur." Clark stat ed, pointing his finger at Madigan. By a vote, the senate suspended the rules and adopted the resolution. Mad igan's resolution bearing on the Hill charges, introduced several days ago, called for the appointment of a com mission to make an investigation. The house adopted the Butts reso lution calling for an investigation of an alleged voting machine scandal in Chicaeo. The resolution now goes to the senate. I'Ul'MV OITIOX OFF. Local option legislation at the pres ent session of the legislature was giv en a blow late yesterday afternoon ' when the county option measure, by a i vote of seven to six was referred to i a subcommittee of three members of the senate committee on license and miscellany following a hearing which lasted neariy the entire afternoon and j which was marked by frequent aud heated remarks by friends and foes of the proposed legislation. EV OMMiriF.ES SAM ED. Speaker McKinley announced the appointment of 10 additional standing committees of the house. The membership of the three most important follows: State and Municipal Civil Service Reform Hull, chairman; Pervier, Gor man, Karch, Dickman, R. E. Wilson, Provine, Catlin, Lyon, Devine, Kasser man Schuberth, Costello, Dillon. Gra ham, Gillespie, Shaver, Thomas, Cur ran Miller, Rothschild, Weber,' Wil liamson and Grunau, Parks and Boulevards Catlin, chairman: Scanlan, Butts, Hoffman, Dillon, Stocklasa, Farrell, Mitchell, Browne, Lyon, Blaha, Hull, Kleeman Boyer, Ryan, Donlan Igoe, Triniarto. Morris, R. R. Thompson R. A. Elli ott. Grucau, Sherman, Rostenowski, Thomas and Curran. Insurance Scanlan, chairman: Wil son, Kleeman. Simpson, Shaver. Blaha. Rothschi'.d. McCabe, Charles Curren, Burns. Donlan. Duvall. Farrell. Ryan, McWUIiams. Clyne, Schuberth. Gor man. Richardson, Mcrris. Weber, D,l- i Ion, Werts, O'Coccell, McCarty, Sui SMALLPOX IN A R ALL TEAM; CURS WORRY Minneapolis, Minn., April 10. Mem bers of the Minneapolis baseball club of the American association are threatened with smallpox. Ralph Comstock, pitcher, who trained with the cub at Hickman, and preceded the other members to Minneapolis, was taken to a pest house this morning Intielder Killefer, who arrived today with the club, may be a vic'im. His face has broken out on his arrival in the city and a physician was consult ed He was told he was not suffering I witn smallpox, but w ill see another doctor. Members of the team will be vaccinated immediately. Chicago. April 10. Members of the loca National league team were thrown into perturbation when told there was smallpox among the Minne apolis players. The latter used the visiters' dressing rooms at the locals' park Tuesday, when they played an exhibition game. It is said Comstock was not here, but Killefer was. Pres ident Murphy will take measures to prevent his players and those of vis iting clubs from contagion. binger Taylor, a.td Snite. The chairman of the other com mittees announced are: Revenue Igoe. Municipal Corporations McLaugh lin. Warehouse Dudgeon. State and County Pairs Simpson. Roads and Bridges Barker. Printing Ruby. Representative Garesche offered a resolution for an investigation of the action of the trustees of the University- of Illinois in taking over the Col lege of Physicians and Surgeons. PARIS BIRTH RATE CUT BYHIGH RENT Paris April 10. The binh rate in : the French capital in 1912 was the low est 6ince 1861. There was only one birth for every 30 families. The infan tile death rate was 143 per 1,000. Pro hibitive rentals are said to be the chief cans- for the decrease in the cumber of births. 4 KILLED IN ICE PLANT EXPLOSION Pensacola, Fla., April 10. Four men ; w ere killed today by the explosion of a boiler which contained 2,00'J gallons of ammonia at one of the plants of the Moore Ice works. The plant was par tially demolished. The explosion shat tered windows in a half dozen blocks and startled people from their beds five miles away. Engineers Wancel and Floyd are among the dead. Sev eral firemen were overcome by am- t uaoiila fames. AGGRAVATING ' 'y ' ' ' INMATE IS SLAIN IN ASYLUM FIGHT Victor Hedquist Dies at Kanka kee After a Battle With Another Patient. ASSAILANT USES A PICK Officials of Institution Are Held Blameless in Connection With the Tragedy. Kankakee, 111., April 10 Victor Hed- ; jquist of Chicago, an inmate of the Kan kakee state hospital, died yesterday af ternoon as a result of wounds received in the morning during an altercation with Seymour Peck, also of Chicago. Peck hit Hedquist over the head with a pick while the men, with 13 other inmates, were digging a trench at the hospital grounds. At 10 o'clock, when tiie men return ed from the trench, an inmate named Hanson told one of the attendants in charge that Hedquist was lying in the ditch. Hedquist was found bleeding and unconscious. Hospital physicians immediately operated on the victim, but their efforts proved futile. ASSAILANT AI'IEAHS SANE. When Peck was summoned before the coroner's jury he seemed to be thoroughly cognizant of what he bad done end what was going on. When asked questions, he merely said in a surly tone: "You know all about it; I do not want to talk." Persistent questions could not induce him to say more. Hedquist was admitted from Cook county last December for paresis, but as the disease was not advanced he was allowed to work a few hours each day. He is a teamster by occupation. In appearanie his assailant. Peck, who was admitted from Chicago four!cations might arise, more especially years ago, is morose, skulking and re vengeful looking, although so far as is known here he has no criminal rec ord. Officials at the hospital say that Peck has always been well behaved and that there has never been any reason for mistrusting him. As a re sult of his attack on Hedqu'-st. he prob ably will le sent to the Chester prison for the criminal insane. WILSON PITCHES AT OPENING GAME Washington, D. C, April 10 Presi- j dent Wilson arranged his businets so he co, Ud attend the opening game I betwee.i Washington and the New York Americans here today and toss ! the first ball from his box to Mana- i ger Griffith. A cold raw wi:,d swept the diamond and grandstand. Cleveland, Ohio. April 10. ''Li--a go Cleveland game pca'poned, rain. Chicago, April 10. Chicago-St. Louis game postponed, rain. The season opened today in both the Xational and American leagues. Snow in Kansas. Topeka, Kan., April 10. Western Kansas is covered with two to live i inches cf snow POPE'S WEAK HEART CAUSE MOST ALARM Rome, April 10. At noon today the condition of the pope was much bet ter, but weakness of the heart and an Intermittent pulse were still caus ing much anxiety. The doctors per mitted him to eat an egg with broth, but the patient was able to take it only with difficulty. Dr. Amid, who spent the night at the pope's bedside, said this morning the patient rested sufficiently well. His temperature was little above 97. He denied the pope was suffering with nephritis, and reiterated the whole trouble is relapse from a recent at tack of influenza. Amici declared he hopes by next week that Pius X. will be convalescent. An entirely different opinion was expressed by some of those immed iately surrounding the pope, who de pict the situation as grave. ' They assert an examination made by a spe cialist showed the presence of 10 to 12 degrees of albumen. The pope was rejoiced to see the morning bring a change in the weather. A splendid sun streamed through the ample win dows of his bedroom. Although this seemed to encourage his spirits, he continued to feel nauseated and averse to taking nourishment. Professor Marchiafava said after a morning visit he considered the pope's condition auguring well for a decided turn to the better. His only specific apprehensation was at heart weak ness. Professor Marchiafava this after noon gave confirmation of a continu ance of improvement in the pope's ennrlition Tli- onlv fear was COmDli- through lack of nourishment, owing to lack of appetite. Efforts will be made to administer artificial nourishment. DYNAMITE UNDER MINISTER'S HOME Decatur, 111., April 10. The Presby terian parsonage at loiono, ill., was dynamited early this morning. Rev Mr. Wilson and wife, who were In the house, escaped with bruises. PHONE STRIKE IN BOSTON AVERTED Boston, Mass., April 10. A strike cf telephone operators in greater Bos ton, threatened for the past few days, is averted by a compromise reached early today after a 48-hour confer ence between representatives of the company and the union. Instead of increasing wages, as was demanded, the company is to adopt a plan of "anniversary payments" of $25 to $100 a year, in the nature of a bonus for faithful service. REPURS PLAN FOR FIGHT ON TARIFTCUTS Destruction of Many In dustries is Basis for Party Attack. RAISE FREE TRADE CRY President Wilson Requested to Ignore Tammany In His Appointments. Washington, D. C, April 10. Th senate finance committee has deter mined not to have hearings on the tar iff bill. Members of the committee take the position that the hearings con ducted by the house ways and means committee in January were sufficient ly thorough to cover practically all points the senate needs considered in connection with tariff revision. The senate was not In session today. Republican forces are preparing a united attack upon democratio revi sion on the ground it not only destroys protection of many Industries, but in many features Is practically a free trade bilL SEW BILLS IJT BOCSE3. The following bills were Introduced in the house today: By Mann For a tariff board of five members. By Taylor, (Colorado) Providing a Lincoln memorial highway from Bos ton to San Francisco. By Murdock Far labelling clothing and textiles, making misbranding a misdemeanor. By Palmer To permit national banks to loan money on real estate to 6 per cent of their combined capital and surplus. Copley of Illinois Introduced a bill aumorizing ioreign nations to par ticipate In the parade at the opening of the Panama canal. Flood Introduced a bill providing a jeovernment bureau of tobacco Indus try. The house adjourned at 1 o'clock un til noon Monday. A XTI-T A MM A X Y ITK1 PHOTF.ST. President Wilson was formally re quested by anti-Tammany leaders of the New York state democracy not to recognize Tammany in federal ap pointments. They explained their or ganization needed the moral support of the administration in its fight for progressive principles. , An efficient navy, large and power ful enough to maintain the nation's prestige, is the policy of the new ad ministration, as outlined today to the Navy League of the United States lu its eighth annual convention by Frank lin D. Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the navy. His statement created enthusiasm. It is regarded as direct ly reflecting the views of Secretary Daniels and the White house. SEEKING MILLION FOR CAIRO LEVEE Cairo, 111., April 10. As a result of excessive rains, the river is still high here, the fall being less than a tenth of a foot since yesterday morning. Relief work in this vicinity Is about finished. Plans are being made to bend a delegation to Washington to urge $1,000,000 appropriation for Cairo and the drainage district levees. A 60-foot levee will be urged. Washington, D. C, April 10. Refus al of laborers to work on the levee in the vicinity of Memphis resulted in a break there and probably will be responsible for a more serious sit uation along the lower Mississippi In the immediate future. In the opinion of Major James Xormoyle, who report, ed to the war department that "indo lence and laziness" are serious fac tors to contend with. 2 CINCINNATI BANKERS INDICTED BY GRAND JURY Cincinnati, Ohio, April lo. Llmer E. Gallbreath, former president of the defunct Second Xational bank, and Charles H. Davis were Indicted today by a federal grand Jury which has been investgating the affairs of the bank. Gallbrath was indicted a year ago, but was not tried. !W.W.BURS0N,AR0CKF0RD INVENTOR, DIES, AGED 8C Rockford, I I., April 10. William W. Burson. inventor of knitting machin-t cry, and c;ie. -f the founders of the knitting machine industry In Rock- fcrd. dropped dead here this morning at the home of his daughter, was 80. He Unfilled Steel Tonnage. Xew York, April 10. Unfilled ton nage of the steel corporation MartU 31 totals 7,488,956 tons, a decrease of 187,758 tons over the previous month.