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E ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 103.
MOND. VY, APRIL 28, 1913. TEX PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BRYAN IS ON
OF J APBREAK
Secretary Ready to Enter
Into Conferences at
Hcpreccntative Sisson of Miss
issippi for War in Prefer
ence to Submission.
Sacramento, Cal., April 28. Secre
tary l.ryan arrived this morning to
confer with Governor Johnson and the
lgifc!a!orH upon proposed anti-land
holding lawn. No advance plans of
tlir proponed conference had been
n.;id Ab he stepped from the train
l.ryan taid be had left the matter en
tirely in the hands of the governor.
OKFH III. WKSWAUK 1IKAKD.
An hour after Bryan's arrival the
governor announced he would call the
two houses of the legislature togeth
er In Jolit executive session, ;jepin
ning it 11 this morning, for the pur
pope of allowing Bryan to deliver his
official mesaage. The meeting was
rilled at the request of Bryan, the
Although he will spend much of his
tln.e at the governor's home, arrange
rr.ents have been made for Bryan to
lave an office at the capltol building,
where he will be accesHiblfl to callers.
Bryan made the following statement:
"I um visiting California at the re
quest of the president and the consent
of the legislature, to confer upon an
iinfxtrtant matter which, while local
in its immediate effect, is international
hi tk r nrAL posrnojf.
"Each state occupies a dual posi
tion. While it is guardian of its do
mestic affairs. it is a member of the
union and therefore interested ill all
that concerns the nation's relations
v'"h the outside world. The president
a p 'ted me to come to California to con
fer with the governor and legislators
upon such phases of the subject as
tcucb the nation's relations with other
rmtions. Coming on such a mission
it would be obviously improper to say
hi yihing in advance upon questions
which may enter the conference."
ISftOS IW WAR SPKKCH.
Washington. D. C April 28. A "war
rpeech" In support of the proposed
California anti-alien land law was de
livered in the house today by Repre
sentative Sisson of Mississippi.
"If we must have war or submit to
this indignity, I am for war," cried
Sinson. "I am with the people of Cali
fornia in their efforts to prevent these
aliens from acquiring land."
Mann, republican, suggested that the
I nlted States had a constitutional
right to treat with foreign powers and
secure for American citizens property
u broad, and that Sissonn was contend
ing that a foreign government did not
have a similar right. Sisson contend
ed that the people of California had
the right to pans laws regarding alien
holding of land as to their Judgment
seemed best, when such laws d'd not
infringe the federal constitution.
"I believe," said Sisson, "that no
non-resident alien should be allowed
to hold a single foot of land in the
territory of the United States. What
would Washington say in answer to
the question. 'War or submission?"
What would Jackson say? What would
Cleveland say? What would McKin
"I resent the efforts of Japan to
force us to submit to its demands."
Sisson took, the position that the
papancso government, in protesting
against alien land legislation, was
ndeavoring to exempt its citizens
from the operation of the laws f
riuvii-KCrO abou: ririwa.
"The president and secretary of
rtate," said Sisson, "should only as
sure an alien government that people
tf an alien nation would be dealt with
fairly in accordance with the law of
tt'.e' state. Any other position would
lead to the federal government takiug
out from und-r the laws of the stales
the citizens of another nation. But all
r'tixens or alien residents in a state
must be held subject to its laws, and
to exempt an alien would be to give
liim privileges over and above those
a corded American citiwus."
"If Japan now threatens us with
ar," Sisson continued, "what would
the do when milluins of her citizens
have acquired land in our country? I
lay ?fown tlie proposition than an alien
rcpulaticn hold'ng land within our
Urdsr.- wru'd be a fixed and constant
"We must preserve to the American
farmer the r'.pht to own the soil of onr
caatry without competition which
vould drag down the btandard of liv
inr. I would not surrender U unless
c had rpeat the las: drcp cf blood cf
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Reck Island, Davenport, Moline,
Fair with frost tonight, Tnesday lair
and rising temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m, 45. Highest
yesterday, 58; lowest last night, 38.
Velocity of wind at Z a. m., 6 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m, 46, at
7 tm-' 55 , . , '
Stage of water, 8 feet, a fall of .3 in
last 48 nou.s. .
J. M. SHERIEJt, Local Forecaster.
. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS.
Evening star: Saturn. Morning
stars: Mercury. Jupiter. Mars. Venus.
Constellation Lyra (the Lyre), with the
first magnitude star, Vega, rising in
American manhood anl impoverished
our country for 100 generations."
UPHOLDS STATES RIGHT.
"This democratic administration,"
said Sisson, "should announce with
no uncertain tone to the world the
doctrine that congress proposes to
recognize the right of the people of i
these states to determine who shall;
own land within the state, and that '
the federal government will not pre-
vent states making such land laws as j
me lit auu jjruper, pruviut-u iue ;
do not discriminate against citizens I
of the United States. j
HOt'SC MfiKBERS AMAZED.
"I would as quickly resent a de-!
mand from our government upon Jap- j
an to permit American citizens to j
own land in Japan contrary to the
laws of Japan as I do now resent
Japan's efforts to compel us to pub-.
mit to her demands. I think it the
duty of every loyal citizen of our
states to stand for California and her
rights in this fight for her own citi-i
zens and their descendants." j
About half the membership of the
house sat in amazement whil Sisson. '
immediately after the session began,
took the floor. His speech was fre
It was stated at the Japanese em
bassy that the status of negotiations
regarding California had been un- reach 12C.000 incomes that amount :
changed since the departure of. Bryan between $4,000 and $3,000 a year from j Washington, D. C, April 28. Rog
for Sacramento. The Japanese govern-; wh!ch the government expects to col- er C Sullivan and Norman E. Mack
ment is awaiting the outcome of the onjv $030,000, and rvould roach j werP White house callers today. Sul-
secretary's mission. j JOo incomes amounting to more than ' livan said he discussed the general
1,000 MILES IN AIR
Kollum, norland, April 28. A con
tinuous flight of over one thousand
miles in an aeroplane was completed
here early today by the French avi
ator Guillaux. He made only two
stops during the flight from Biarritz,
France, which he left yesterday morn
ing, descending at Bordeaux and Villa-
coublay for fuel. The trip took little ;
moren than 23 hoars.
POLICE IN DENVER
Denver, Col., April 28. Sheriff Sulli
var yesterday made the charge that
"nearly every policeman in Denver col
lects regular tribute from the women
of the 6treets," and that many of the
most prominent business men of the
city are "being blackmailed by these
He said he would produce proof be
fore the grand jury now in session.
The sheriff declared the collection of
tribute was with the knowledge of
higher officials. Since the tenderloin
district was closed several weeks ago
practically all the denizens have mov
ed into the residence districts, accord
ing to the sheriff, who is starting a
campaign against cabaret perform
ances in restaurants, which be charac
terizes as one of the most vicious
"agents in the downfall of young girls."
THIRD MEMBER OF FAMILY
IS SENTENCED TO PRISON
Detroit, Mich, April 28. George V.
Dearlng, former clerk of the defunct
Albion, Mich., National bank, today
was sentenced to Ore years ia the De
troit bouse of correction for misapply
ing the bank's funds. Dearlng' s aged
father and brother are now serving
sentences at Leavenworth, in connec
tion with the failure of the bank.
ON TAP IN MEXICO
Washington, D. C, April 2S. A rap
idly growing sitiuation in Mexico City,
fraught with friction between the
Huerta and Diaz factions of the pro
visional government, is reported in
confidential advices, and these reports
are augmented by agents of the Car
ranaa constitutionalists arriving here.
Between Hnerta and Diaz practically
all the government forces In the cap
ital have been divided into armed
camps. Huerta has added to the in
fantry at the national palace, and Diaz
has encamped much artillery on his
estate, 80 miles away. Mondragon,
minister of war, ls in practical posses
sion of the citadel, where other ar-
i tiilery is quartered.
LAST DAY OF
Party Guns- Heard in Fi-
nal Appeals Before
RAINEY AS A DEFENDER:
lllincisan Sees Dawn of a New!
Era in Fiscal Policy of the I
. . , !
ashington, D. C, Apnl 2S.-A rush ,
of speechmaking on the final day of I
the general debate on the tariff bill !
made liTe v proceedings ia tne b0USP. '
Representative Rainey of Illinois
and Murdock, leader of the progres
sives, and others of that iarty, and
some big guns of the republicans were
on the speaking program.
Rainey declared the Mil rpre.-ented
the dawn of, a new era in the govern
ment's fiscal .polity," "making lighter
the burdens of taxc-s upon consumers
and compelling great wealth to con
tribute a fair share toward paying the
NO CASE OF UEPEiAI..
3Ie pointed out that no government
V'lat had adopted an income tax system
and given it a fair trial had repealed
it. We make the tax highest upo
great incomes and lowest niton small
incomes, taxing 425,000 in all and ex
pecting to collect from them at luast
$70,n0,noo. He said the tax would i
$l,O0n,OtHl a year, from which a collec-; situation in imnoi3 ana madu no rec
tion of $C,0O0,iOO is expected. ommendations or suggestions fcr fill-
toi.i. ti-ESTio' debatable. inS any offices, because the ofnce-fill-Washineton.
D. C. Aoril 28. The inS proposition was to be handed by
president told callers today he consid
ered the controversy with Great Brit-
ain over the exemption of American
coast wliie'TiTftfrpufg imarlng" Tolls
at Panama a very debatable one. Wil
son said lie elt he should keep his
mind absolutely open until some ac
tion was necessaiy, but indicated he
would hav$ a very definite opinion
ready at the time for settlement.
While he Jias never given his views
on the subject tor publication, the
opinion ls general among his advisers
,.e did not aDDrove exemDlion. for one
reason, at least, that it was a sub
sidy. The president has high hopes
for the success of the Bryan peace
plans. He believes the temper of
world opinion is in favor of peace.
The president said the suggestion had
been kindly received everywhere.
HAYWOOD IS HEL
ON A RIOT CHARGE
Paterson, N. X, April 28. William
D. Haywood, leader of the Industrial
Workers of the World, was arrested
at Passaic today on the way here
from New York to surrender himself
on an Indictment charging inciting
riots among silk mill strikers. Ten
thousand strikers gathered at the Erie
railroad station this morning to meet
Haywood, witness his arrest and es
cort him to JaiL Fearing a disturbance,
Sheriff Radicliffe went to Passaic to
take turn off the train that was d ue here
at 10:02. He accepted arrest calmly.
He vas brought here from Fassaic in
an automobile. Friends announced
bail had been prepared and they ex
pected a speedy release. Fourteen
strikers were arrested this morning
Jefferson City, Mo., April 28. The
supreme court today issued an injunc
tion asked by the attorney general re
straining 182 fire insurance compan
ies from termination of contracts
now in force. The court did not
restrain the companies from ceasing
to write new business in the state.
The companies are given 10 days to
show why they should not'be fined
for threatening . to leave the state,
and enjoined permanently from can
celling present contracts.
MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE
London, April 28. Winston Spencer
Churchill, first lord of admiralty, gave
the parliamentary committee investi
gating Marconi contracts recently
made by the British government, a
few hard raps during today's sitting.
He plainly told his fellow members in ! yesterday. She was born in Kendall,
the house of commons he considered it ; West Moreland, England. Mrs. Swta
to be an Insult to be summoned before i bank reads wlthont the aid of glasses
them to answer what he called "vague
AT WHITE HOUSE
Senator J. Hamilton Iewis.
The president nominated George E.
Iwuy of Indiana to be controller of
the cujyeney, suoef calng. Robert Traee'
Secretary Lane said no man wouljl
be appointed commissioner of ' pen
sions who was not a Civil war vet
eran. This will eliminate many can
didates. FRENCH OFFICERS
KILLED BY BOMB
Hanoi, French Indo-China, April 28.
Fragments of a bomb buried by a
! native adherent of the pretender to
the Annamite throne burst among a
large group of French officers, gov
ernment officials and foreign residents
j seated on the terrace of a principal
! cafe last night, killing a captain of
! infantry and a captain of rifles. Frag
ments wounded eight other persons.
The bomb thrower escaped. The po
lice discovered later a number of
bombs in various places with which
he believed followers of the pretend
er, Prince Kwong-Te, intended to car
ry out a revolutionary plot.
Berlin, April 28. Warning that ao
attempt was to be made on the lif
of Emperor William during his visit U
Karlsruhe, Baden, was received yes
terday by police authorities in Ber
lin anonymously from abroad. They
immediately informed the police of
Karlsruhe and Frankfort, and string
ent precautions were taken to pre-
! vet outrage.
LOUISIANA LEVEE GIVES;
i TWO COUNTIES FLOODED
Natchez, Miss., April 28. A break in
the main line of Mississippi river lev
j ees along the west bank in upper
Louisiana came early yesterday, when
jthe Lake St. Tohn levee, 12 miles
j north of Ferriday, I a., went out, turn
! ing the flood waters loose upon fine
i farming lands and villages of Lower
Tens oa and Concordia parishes.
Apchoximately 20,000 persons win
be driven from their homes in a region
of about 900 square miles. The prop
erty damage will total several hundred
Six river steamers and a score of
motor boats were dispatched from
Netchez and Vicksburg to rescue peo
ple. BRITISH ARMY AVIATOR
DIES IN A 400-FOOT FALL
London, April 28. Lieutenant Roger
Harrison of the British army's avia
tion corps, was killed at Farnsworth
today. At a height of 400 feet the
elevator of the biplane collapsed.
Active on 100th Birthday.
Sycamore, III., April 28 Mrs. Mar
garet Swinbank celebrated her 100th
birthday at her home in Sycamore
i and is as spirited as one of half her
ILLINOIS IS DEAD
Andrew S. Draper Succumbs to
Blight's Disease and Heart
Trouble at Albany.
ONCE ON FEDERAL BENCH
Gave Up His Career as Lawyer
Devote Life to the Public
Albany, April 28. Andrew Sloan
i Draper, president of the University of
Illinois from 1894 to 1904 and who
left that position to become state
commissioner of education of New
York, died at his home here yester
day. He was 64 years old and his
death was due to Bright's disease and
weakening of the muscles of the heart.
In addition to his work in the field
of direct mihlin Arinratinn in u.-hl.h
ho wao Kt bnnn 1,0 ,l.t ki,
on the Spanish-American war called
"The Rescue of Cuba," edited the
educational department of the Ency
clopedia Americana and was editor in
chief of a ten-volume work, ""Self-Culture
for Young People." He received
several honorary degrees from uni
versities. GDVCATKD AS LAWYER.
Born in Westford, Otsego county, N.
Y., Dr. Draper came of early New
England ancestry. He was descended
in a direct line from James Draper,
who settled in Roxbury, Mass., in
1646. Two of his ancestors fought in
the revolutionary war. His education
was received at the Albany public
schools and he was graduated from
Albany academy in 186" In 1871 he
received a degree of bachelor of laws
from the Albany Law school
Prior to this he had taught in the
Albany academy and after receiving
his law degree became a member of
the law firm of Draper & Chester. He
was twice a member of the Albany
board of education before his election
to the legislature in 1881.
From 1882 to 1886 he was a mem
ber of the board of the state normal
college, In 1886 being made judge of
the United States court of Alabama
claims. In the same year he was
chosen as state superintendent of pub
lic instruction, serving in that office
until 1892. For two years thereafter
he was superintendent of the Cleve
land public schools. From 1889 to
1891 he was president of the National
Association of School Superintendents.
PRESIDENT OP ILLINOIS.
In 1894 he was made president of
the University of Illinois, where he
served ten years. While there he was
thrown from his carriage when his
crushed. After its amputation there j
was great fear that Dr. Draper would
In 1904 he was chairman of the de
partment of education of the national
congresses at the St Louis exposition,
while in 1902 he was appointed a mem
ber of the board of Indian comrols-
eloners by President Roosevelt. Prior ! ls the home of a hundred or more
to his devoting his life to educational j denizens of the jungles engaged in
work Dr. Draper had been offered, In ; th production of "movies" thrillers, is
1882, the position of United States at-; believed to have been invaded before
torney for the northern district of 1 daybreak by fanatical Hindoos, who
New York, an offer which he decl'ned. j looked upon the recent use of the bull
During his term at the University of , as sacrelUrioua. The animal was ter
Illinois he was elected, in 1896 super-! ritly mutilated with knives and shar
intendent of schools of the' City of j pened sticks driven into the flesh.
tors, Dut declined. When he left
the university. In iaOi, It was to ac-
j cept the position of Etate'commlesion-
1 er cf schools of New York, a position
BASS MADE HEAD
OF STATE MOOSE
Springfield, 111., April 28. A wom
en's conference, held in connection
with the state meeting of the progres
sive party today, adopted resolutions
condemning the activities of those or
ganizations which are working against
the initiative and referendum. The
women's conference and a meeting of
the state central committee were the
only meetings scheduled this morn'
ing. - - - .. '
B. F. Harris of Champaign tendered
his resignation as chairman of the
state committee on account of ill
health. John F. Bass of Chicago was
elected to succeed him.
to which be had been elected by the
legislature, which had amended thei
law bo as to make him, then a non
resident, eligible to the office.
RECEIVES MANY HONORS.
Dr. Draper was serving in that of
fice when he died. He had been
awarded a silver medal at the Paris
exposition of 1900 for a monograph on
"Educational Organization and Admin
istration in the United States" and
was given a gold medal and two com
memorative diplomas at St Louis in
recognition of his services to public
education. He was married in 1872,
his bride being Miss Abbie L. Louise
Lyon of New Britain, Conn. They had
two children, Charlotte Leland Draper
and Edwin Ly6n Draper. Dr. Draper
was a member of the Chicago His
torical society and many other educa
GREAT GREAT GRAND DAD
OF 27 LIVES IN ARKANSAS
Walnut, Ark., April 28. In Thomas
Ellison, known as "Uncle Tom," who
resides in Newton county, it is believ
ed the real champion progenitor of
the principles of Theodore Roosevelt
has been found. "Uncle Tpm" is 93.
The birth yesterday of a son to one of
his granddaughters caused a recast
ing of Ellison's record.
Married three times. Father of 50
children. Grandfather of 126; great
grandfather of CO; great-great-grandfather
of 27. His youngest child is 11,
the oldest 65. Ellison was born in
54,000 Miners Strike.
Beuthen. Germanv. ADril 28. A coal
strike in Prussian Silesia is spreading
Fifty-four thousand are now
SACRED BULL OF
MOVIES IS SLAIN
Los Angeles, CaL, April 28. Sans
krit a sacred bull which figured. in
numerous moving picture dramas, was
-lain at a wild animal farm in the out
skirts yesterday. The "farm." which
The vandals opened the cages of a
number of lions, but the beasts had
not awanened when attendants arrived
and discovered the open cages.
Montenegrin Chief Averts
Further Action by
IS RESULT OF DEMANDS
Only Five Batteries of Artil
lery Are left Behind in the
Vienna. April 2S. Crown Prince
Danilo of Montenegro and his troops
have marched out of Scutari toward
the north, according to official dis
patches here. Only five batteries of
Montenegrin artillery remain in the
Government circles in Vienna re
gard the movement of Montenegrin
troops from Scutari eonrvalent to the
evacuation of the fortress, demanded
by the European powers.
London, April 28. The demand of
the European powers upon Montene
"W !have the honor to declare col
lectively to the royal government of
Montenegro that the taking of the fort
ress of Scutari does not in any way
modify the decision of the European
powers relative to the delimtnation of
the frontiers of northern and north
eastern Albania, consequently, the
city of Scutari must be evacuated with
the briefest possible delay. It must
be handed over to the commandants of
the international forces lying before
the Montenegrin coasts. The royal
government of Montenegro is invited
to give a prompt reply."
ANSWRH IS PROTFST.
The Montenegrin repreeentattve In
Ixmdon, to whom this demand was ca
bled back from Cettinje, said:
"I have been ordered by my govern
ment to protest formally against the
unjust and cruel demand and once
more ask the Eoropean powers to ex
amine in an equitable manner the vital
question of Montenegro's futnre and
to place that nation on an equal foot
ing with the other Balkan allies."
CRUEL TO YOUNG
WOMEN IN A HOME
Chicago, April 28. A tragic story of
the treatment accorded girls about to
become mothers at Beulah home, on
the North side, was told today to the
legislative investigation committee by
a 16-year-old glrL The witness was
IS when she wc-nt to the home to work
for her keep, medical attention and
her approaching accouchement.
"I was forced to scrub floors and
lift heavy trunks the day my baby
was born," she declared. She said
an overworked doctor at the home
expressed fear he would be unable to
properly perform the necessary ob
stretical operations when the baby
"This proved true," she said, "for
one eye of the infant was punctured
by an instrument." She was at the
home nine months scrubbing floors
and waiting table until she dropped
from exhaustion. Food was scant and
ften unfit to eat.
often unfit to eat
ALL BODIES HAVE
Pittsburgh, Pa., April 28. Final
search of the Cincinnati mine where
an explosion occurred last Wednes
day, was completed today and the fact
! established that all the dead, 98, bad
j been removed.
An official Investlga
tion of the disaster will begin today,
when members of the state bureau of
mine inspection will go through the
mine. The coroner will begin taking
testimony next week.
NORTHERN PACIFIC ROAD
.DEBTS ON THE PARENT CO.
Washington, D. C, April 28. The
supreme court today held the North
ern Pacific Railway company liable for
the debts of the Northern Pacific "rail
road" company. The decision was an
nounced by Justice I-amar in a suit
brought by Joseph Boyd. Justice Lur
ton, in dissenting, said the effect of
the decision upon railroads reorgan
ised about the time the Northern Pa
cific "railway" was, "was alarming."
The court laid down the principle
that a creditor of a corporation, not
a party to its reorganisation, may
bold its successor for its debt Cor
poration lawyers who heard the de
cision declared It a direct blow at the
practice of reorganizing corporations
to get rid of onerous contracts or es
cape payment to unsecured creditors.