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SIXTY-SECOND YKAK. XO. 180.
SATURDAY. MAY 17, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES-
PRICE TWO CENTS.
LEAD IN NEW
IN NEW POST
ARGUS. 1 HOME EDITION
TO PUT DOWN
Mayor Hunt of Cincinnati
in an Appeal to the
THAT TROUBLESOME PUP
Fcrecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair tonignt an! Sunday.
Cooler tcnigbt 'with moderate winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, "1,
lowest last night. SS, at a. m., 60.
Wind velocity, 4 miles.
Precipitation, .29 inches.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 51, at
Dupage Ballots Show Pro
gressive Ahead of Hen
WILL IS HOLDING BACK
Clerk Quits Capital and Will
Wait to Learn Authority
Springfield. May IT. The sub-com-mlttee
of the house elections com
mittee decided las' night to report in
favor of seating George Boardman,
progressive, who is contesting the seat
held by Representative Michael Hen
nebry, democrat, from tne icrty-nrst
The sub-committee accepted the of
fl lal vote of Will county es correct and
decided that a recount of tbe W'll
county ballots would be unnecessary.
Both Hennebry and Boardman agreed
before the state canvassing board that
the Will county retr.Tns were correct
and it was upon the correctness of the
Will county vo'e that the Etate can
vasfclng board isfjoa tue certificate of
election to Hennebry.
The recount of the forty-first sen
atorial district conducted by the sub
committee of the house election com
niltte showed that Gt-orge Boardman,
progressive, was elected over Michaei
Hennebry. democrat, to whom the cer
tificate was if!ued by the ttate can
vassing board, by a plurality of 133
II 4 13.1 MtJOItlTY.
The tub-committee at 6 o'clock last
night finished the task cf re-counting
the vote In Du Page county. The re
count vote cave Hourdman 613 ma
jority In that county. This together j
with the official vote of Will county
bhowod "" "'"mii'j.jMr'v"1 '"' ! ,-vt
vote. The correctness cf the -vote,
catt In Will county was net questioned
but the sub-committee bad decided to
re-count it In order to be certain that
no error were committed there. The
sub-comralCee. however, was unable j
to loate Edwin G. Ycung. county I
clerk of Will county. Mr. Young had
recpended to the committee's sub
poena earlier In the day and appeared
with the Wil couuty ballots.
In the afternoon .an inquiry for Mr.
Young at his hotel revealed that he
had checked out at noon. This gave
rise to rumors that Young had either
been kidnapped by democratic friends
jf Hennebry's or else had been induced
to disregard the committee's sub
poena and rHurnf d home. Later a tele
phone message from some one repre- j
tenting himself os Young, said he
would be cn hand at 7:30, but at 9
o'clock Young bad not appeared.
Representative Hennebry is a "wet" j
and Boardman is a "dry " The "wet"
and "dry" ftjbt In the house is a spe
cial order for next Wednesday. It is
said the wets desire to delay house
action on the contest until after Wed
nesday and the dry to force the mat
ing of Boardman before that time,
iioi.n ONTO VOTE.
Chicago. May 17. Edwin G. Younz.
ccun'y clerk of Will county, sought in i
Springfield in the Hennebry election
contest, returned to his home In Iock-
port. 111., last night and declared
he would not take Will county ballots
to Springfield until he had been assur
ed that the committee had let;al au- j
thority to open them. "I went to ,
Springfield today," he said, "but the
crmmit'ee members couldn t agree
that they had the full authority to
rren the ballots, so I returned home."
Peace Delegates in Detroit.
Detroit. Mich.. May 17. The peace
delegates touring the country in an i
effort to work out plans for the cen
tennial celebration in 1915 of peace
of the English speaking peoples were
entertaiced la Detroit today
TY COBB IS AGAIN
Chicago. Ill, May IT. Ty Cobb Is
back In form at least the official bat
ting averages for the first month of
the season show the Detroit slugger
leading the American league with a
percentage of .4SS for 12 games he
has taken part in. Henriksen of Bos
ton is hitting .471. Schaeffer of Wash
ington .444. Collins cf Philadelphia
.432. Jackson of Cleveland .423, and
Lajoie .35C. Cathers of St. Louts leacs
the National league with .391 for 10
games, Erwin of Brooklyn is second.
.r.75. while Sweenty cf Boston and
Doyle of New York are tied at .38.
Cleveland. .275, and Pittsburgh. .203.
are club leaders at bat In the respect -
a m, 93. !
Stage of water, 6 6 feet, a rise of j
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Erenins stnr: Siirtini. Mornlns
tarn: Mercury. Jupiter. Mars. Ventw.
The howl of the Greater Dipper Is al
most eiactlv nierhe;id nbout S:l.i p. m.
CITY WOifRS IN
A GOTHAM PARADE
New York, May 17. Twelve thsuo
and city employes turned out today to
give New York an object lesson in
mu:fcipal government. The lesson
was a street parade six miles long
made up of men and vehicles from 19
city departments. The department
headed the line with 1,495 men, 22
pieces of apparatus (all that could be
spared), three floats and ten trucks,
and police rought up the rear, 7,224
strong, with 35 vehicles. Divisions be
tween comprised other municipal
workers, many in uniform, and all ac
companied by implements and ve
hic.es of their work. There were 560
vehicles in all and 43 bands.
Next to the police, the largest divis
ion was the 6treet cleaning depart
ment, with 1,770 white uniformed
sweepers, dock men, 351 dump carts
and sweeping machines. The depart
ment of parks added varie'y with
cages of animals from Central park
zoo, headed by a trick elephant.
$50,000 BAIL FOR
WIDOW OF DIETZ
Chicago, 111. May 17. Mrs. Augusta
Ditz, held yesterday by a coroner's
Jury for the murder of her husband,
George Dletz, the woman's tailor, was
admitted to ball today in $50,000.
George Nurnber?, the harness-mak-e
1940 West Lake street, friend of
the family and with whom Mrs. Dictz
was said to have taken trips to High
land Tan K;wag not implicated-.-
Jury recommended his discharge
The formal verdict follows:
"We, the jury. And George H. Dietz
came to his death April 14. 1913. in
the bedroom of his home, 733 Aldine
avnue, from a fractured bkull, due to
external violence with a hammer, and
the Jury believes Augusta Dietz. his
widow, is directly responsible for his
death or that she has guilty knowledge
of his death.
"We, therefore, rerommend that the
said Augusta Dietz be held to the grand
Jury until discharged by due process
of law, and we do not think the tes
timony is sufficient to hold Goorge
Nuruberg. We. therefore, recommend
his release from the custody of the
"We further recommend that the
police continue to investigate and if
sufficient additional evidence be found
against him that he be held to the
grand Jury until discharged by due
process of law."
NOT TO BE GIVEN
Washington. D. C, May 17. Demo
cratic leaders in the senate were en
dorsed late yesterday in their deter
mination to refer the Underwood tariff
I bill to the finance committee for con
sideration, without public hearings.
The Penrose-La Follette amendment
directing that public hearings be held
was defeated by a vote of 41 to 30. and
the motion of Senator Simmons to re
fer the bill was then passed without
i a roll call. Two democrats. Senators
Ransdell and Thornton of Louisiana,
voted for the republican amendment.
Senator Poindfxter of Washington,
! progressive, voted with the majority.
(Senator Jones of Washington, repub
lican, who previously had determined
to vote against public hearings, an-
j 4llD, K,,
roll call that
he had changed his mind because the
finance tubcommittee were giving pri
vate hearings to some Interests which
he thought should be public.
BAPTISTS SPURN OFFER
OF $50,000 FOR MEETING
St. Louis. Mo, May 17. Delegates
to the Southern Baptist convention
spurned an offer of property worth
$30,000 and Ignored the recommenda
tion of the committee la unanimous
voting to hold the next convention at
Nashville, Tenn, during yesterdays
sessions at the Third Baptist church.
The citizens of Chattanooga had of
fered 10 acres and a suitable auditor
ium, valued it $50,000. if five annual
were held there in seven
The Woman's Missionary union, an
auxiliary, reelected the following offi-
cers: Miss Facuie E. S. Heck, presi -
.'dent: Miss Kathleen Mallory. corre -
. spondicg secretary: Mrs. A. C. John -
. sen, recording secretary, and Mrs. Wil-
Ua C. Lowndes, treasurer
ReSOlUtlOH 0T PrOteSt
Introduced in Lon
URGED FROM NEW YORK
Book Binders, Authors of Move,
Declared to Be an Outlaw
London, May 17. A resolution of
protest against the nomination of
Walter Page as United States ambas
sador to Great Britain has been intro
duced by W. Coffey, a member of the
executive committee of the Lcndon
Trades Council, on the strength of a
letter written on paper Dearing t"ie
letter head of the Allied Trades coun
cil of New York and signed "Charles
L. Conway, secretary of the National
Brotherhood of Bookbinders."
After describing Page as a member
of the firm of Doubleday, Page & Co.,
the letter says: "This concern is bit
terly opposed to organized labor. The
only department that forced recogni
tion from a union standpoint was the
bookbinders, but they are now on
strike, being forced out, as the policy
of the firm Is to replace men with
The letter concludes by asking "all
organized labor in the United King
dom to assist us in giving this matter
the widest publicity and also to file a
protest to our government on its selec
tion and protest to your own govern
ment for its acceptance of this man."
TRADES C Ot WC IL. COUNTERS.
New York. May 17. The National
Brotherhood of Book Binders is an
"outlaw organization," expelled two
years ago from the International
Brotherhood of Book Binders, accord
ing to Secretary Brady cf the Allied
Printing Trades council of Greater
Tne4w Yerkr It es- ,cn-Tepudiate4r
h colli hv tho A in nr can F feneration or
Brady announced he proposed to
write letters to President Wilson and
Ambassador Page explaining Co'n
way's communication was unauthoriz
ed by the Printing Trades council or
Dip Intp mat ifinnl Rnok Hinders
"Wo havp nn rifuiro fn fmharrnsR !
nrtrr,iniKtrtinr. hv anv sneh tac
tics as employed by Conway," Brady
TO SELL LETTERS
OF MRS. LINCOLN
New York, May 1.. What are .
known as Mrs. Lincoln's "bitter let-1
ters are to be sold at auction nere
next week. The collection consist of
12 letters written by the widow of the
martyred president In the y -ars just
following his assassination. In some
of them Mrs. Lincoln was almost hys
terical in upbraiding congress for not
providing for her and in her denunci-
atlon of General Grant
One letter was written in 1865 ask
ing a friend to try to sell a black lace
gown Mrs. Lincoln wore at the second
inauguration, "for two hours only," in
order to raise money to support her
self and her two boys. The gown was
presented to her by a friend of her
husband and cost $3,500.
In another letter of Dec. 30, 1853.
Mrs. Lincoln write bitterly of the for
tunes cf the Grant family compared
with her own. and declares "General
Grant's services to his country cer
tainly were not superior to my hus
band's." Chicagoan Given Place.
Washington. D. C, May 17. Charles
J. Brand of the Field museum. Chi
cago, was today appointed chief of the
newly established division of markets
the department of agriculture.
: . .
W ash.ngton, D. C, My 17. An
agreement was reached today whereby
the progrersives have a represents-
At 1 a Va lax s m imTvnan
wou m i . iu
house committees and in ail hae 7
APPLY TORCH TO
London. May 17. Militant suffra
gets today made a clight change in
the arson campaign. Instead of set
ting fire to unoccupied houses, they
attempted to destroy a tenanted resi
dence at Cambridge. The Interior
j woodwork was greatly damaged. One
jof the university laboratories adjoin -
! In g also suffered. Another canister of
: gunpowder and slugs was found at
Dosraoor station. In Herfordshire. on
the London Si Northwestern railway.
1 1, i i.lkfe-rf4
London, May 17. "Should war
break, pub the sympathies of Aus-
fX3.1Tftkfv' '-gyalj-y1 an1 wsteru-Ci-4
aua would be iriolently on the side
of the. United 'states," s the Patf
Mall Gazette today, discussing the Cal
ifornia alien land ownership contro
versy. The newspaper considers it a grave
mistake to underestimate the chances
of a conflict between the United States
It says: "The opinion that
the Japanese will never go to war to
enforce their treaty rights in Cali
fornia is one of those dangerous gen
eralities which lead nations blind
fold to the brink of the pit. . The point
at Issue exclusion of Asiatics from
permanent settlement touches the
British empire very nearly."
Tokio, May 17. Irresponsible war
talk was condemned by most of the
speakers at a mass meeting today or
ganised by an association represent-
lnK business and educational interests.
at wnich some parliamentary' represen- j
tatives also were present. Speeches
by the majority of the educational
representatives in contrast to other
addresses gave expression to a confi
dence that the Americans will side
with the Japanese if the Japanese
steadfastly point out the unfairness of
It, however, was declared the time
has arrived when the Japanese must
be given equal treatment with other
peoples, and the speakers condemned
the aggressions of the whites in the
world against the colored races, in
stances being given cf lynching ne
groes in the southern states.
EDITOR SHOOTS A MAYOR
AND DEFIES LYNCH LAW
Decatur, 111, May 17. Threats to
lynch him did not deter F. B. Slate,
reform editor of the Mount Auburn,
111.. Tribune, from returning home last
evening after giving $2,500 bonds at
Taylorville for his appearance on a
charge of assault to commit murder
upon Dr. B. P. N lndsor, mayor of
, The shootin? in the morning at the
Mount Auburn depot came while Slate
was waiting for a train out of the citv.
Ju occurred durag a ec,)ffl wen the
Uwo over wh!(?h been brew
fQr monthg s,afe had & revo,ver
lnlde hig , , witness-
ei to have had his hand on it when the
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shot was fired, though he claims that
the shot was an accident.
Mayor Windsor, who also had his
shoulder dislocated by onlookers try
ing to separate the combatants, took
the train for St. John's hospital,
Springfield, arriving there 15 minutes
later. The bullet, which had been de
flected by the fifth rib, was removed,
and it was believed the wound would
not prove serious.
It was reported later that Dr. Wind.
sors condition had taken a turn for
the worse and that he was operated
on again. Mrs. Windsor and several
' relatives from Mount Auburn have
: hastened to Springfield by automobile,
! The difficulty had its oririn la Slar'
; reform campaigns throuzh hl txoer
ia which he had on numeVous occasions
attacked Windsor, charging him with
too liberal an administration and de-
daring that he allowed the village to
run with the lid off most of the time.
Atchison, Kan.. May 17. Eugene
Hcwe, editor of the Globe, yesterday
afternoon pleaded guilty to a charge
of assault on Eugene Pulliam, editor
of the Champion, and was lined $1
and costs in the city court. The as
sault followed publication of a "hint
item" in last night's Champion, which
Howe said was directed at. his domes
tic relations. It is said Pulliam will
sue Howe for $15,000 personal damages.
AT CHANCE GAME
Chicago, 111, May 17. While 42,000
persons crowded into the Chicago
American league park in celebration
of Chance day this afternoon, a sec
tion of a temporary grandstand col
lapsed. On woman was carried away
unconscious. Several scores of per
sons were involve! in the crash.
A few minutes later another section
of the stand collapsed, but no one
was hurt, in the second accident. For
tunately the sections of the stand were
only a few feet from the ground. Yet
scores of people tumbled in a mass and
a panic followed.
Chicago, 111, May 17. With fair
weather, it is predicted a record-breaking
crowd will pack the American
league park this afternoon to witness
the ceremonies of Frank Chance day.
There are seats for 42,000. The larg
est paid attendance in the history of
baseball is 38,281, at the Polo grounds.
New York, on the opening da.y of the
world's series in 1911.
No passes wT.l be honored. Re
sponding to hundreds of written and
telephone requests. Chance will play
first base. The game will be only one
of the attractions which will occupy
half cf the day aud most of the even
ing. The program will open with a
parade of automobiles from Grant
park to the South side grounds. Al
most 1.000 machines will be in line.
At the park festivities will begin at 2
o'clock with vaudeville, athletic and
At 3 o'clock the rival managers of
the New York and Chicago -teams will
be presented with various tokens, and
the game will start.
Following the game there will be a
dinner to Chance at the stock yards,
and both teams will be guests at a
New York, May 17. Bank statement.
Clearing house banks and trust com
panies hold $25,579,00 reserve in ex
cess of legal requirements. Loans de
creased $3.000,0i0; net deposits in
IN CRIME TRUST
Chicago. May 17 Three indict-
j ments araicst two persona were re -
turned today as the result of the
"crime trust" Investigation. Addi- J
tionai indictments are expected.
The indicted are C. P. "Barney"
Bertsche, a saloonkeeper, politician
and alleged go-between In obtaining
protection for swindlers, and James I
Ryan, alias ('Prot Charles Crane," a'
STATE LAX IN
Chicago, 111, May 17. Plans to ap
ply for a joint legislative committee
i tc, investigate, conditions, surrounding
home-finding and charitable Institu
tions in Illinois were discussed at the
executive session of the Curran leg
islative committee today. Rev. Mr.
XJoyd, a member of tne committee,
said: "In the brief period we have
been investigating we have learned
that a destitute child in Illinois is giv
en less consideration than a bale of
hay. necktie, horse "or any other com
"We found a charity trust, we dis
covered lack of heart and interest in
btrter and exchange of children and
other conditions that amazed the mem
bers of the committee," said Chairman
Curran. "Remedial legislation is sure
to be enacted." .
Kankakee, 111, May 17. In a report
today the grand jury recommends that
Governor Dunne be asked to investi
gate conditions in 1 he Kankakee state
hospital for the insane. The rport
repeats charges that patients are treat
ed cruelly and that employes in many
instances are incompetent and neg
lectful. FLIES FROM KEY
WEST TO HAVANA
Havana, May 17. Domingo Rosillo,
a Cuban aviator, who left from the
Florida East Coast railroad terminal
at Key, Fla, at 5:35 this morning.
arrived here in an aeroplane at 8:10;
a. m. The Cuban government offered
a prise of $10,000 to any aviator accom
plishing the flight and sent a cruiser
and two gunboats to patrol the route.
Rosillo made the first flight ever ac
complished by a Cuban across the
Florida straits from shore to shore,
makiug the passage of 90 .miles in 2
hours and 25 minutes. The announce
ment of his start from Key West had
been given by the discharge of three
shots from Cabana fort, and when he
came into view he was hailed with ac
clamations by virtually the whole pop
ulation of the city, of whom the great
er part had gathered along the sea
and harbor front.
GOVERNMENT MUST FOOT
BILLS, THE COURT HOLDS
New York, May 17. A decision of
Judge Mayer, in "the federal district
court, w ill cost the United States gov
ernment about a million dollars a
year from now on unless overruled
i by a higher court. It holds that the
! government and not steamship com
' pariies must pay for medical treat
ment for aliens brought to this coun
try and found after arrival at EUis
jls,anQ t0 8ufrerlng froal tora
; porary contagious disease.
Five Years for Pickpocket.
Cleveland, Ohio, May 17. Minnie
Wil'iams. i. Chicago pickpocket who
j is said to have a nation-wide record.
w as sentenced to five years In the
Ohio penitentiary for stealing $600
from a merchant.
NUMBER IN HOSPITALS
Missiles Are Hurled From High
Buildings and Many Are
Cincinnati, Ohio. May 17. The street
car strike situation has apparently
gotten beyond the control of the local
police. Mayor Hunt has sent a ' re
quest to Governor Cox and Adjutant
General Wood for militia. A car was
attacked at Fifth and Central avenues
today and partially wrecked. The con
ductor and motorman were severely
beaten. The quick work of the police
probably saved their lives. They were
hurried to the hospital. Their condi
tion is critical. A hundred men im
ported by the company and housed in
car barns opened negotiations with the
strikers and agreed to leave town if
escorted to the depot. This is the
first break in the ranks of these men.
FOIK CARS MRKCKKD.
Mayor Hunt's request for the mili
tia was only resorted to after a series
of assaults on cars not personally con- -ducted
by police had taken place. As
a result of these attacks three men
are in the hospital in a dangerous con
dition, and a dozen others were se
verely beaten. Four cars were com
pletely wrecked and left standing la
the streets, and the traction company
was forced to abandon all efforts to
operate cars In the western section of
the city, while only a few cars are
running through the residence dis
tricts of Avondale and Walnut Hills.
Following information that Governor
Cox was reluctant to send troops, the
mayor telegraphed the adjutant gen
eral demadning that troop3 be sent
TTerer-lly" 19 "U clocktomorrow morning.
Ht RIi MISSILES PROM HIGH.
A spectacular attack occurred in
the center of the city when a huge
steel brace, bags of cement and other
missiles were hurled from the upper
floors of the Union Central Life In
surance building. Some cement came
from higher than the 29th floor and
several pedestrians were bruised and
cut. A car was completely wrecked.
The traction company at noon sus
pended the attempt to operate cars.
(,ovi:roh dkmf.s appeal.
Columbus, Ohio, May 17. At 11
o'clock Governor Cox notified MayoT
Hunt he did not think the situation in
Cincinnati warranted sending troops
at this time.
Cl.EltKT strike: settled.
Buffalo, N. Y, May 17. The strike
of department store clerks Involving
2,500 persons was settled this after
noon. Under the agreement the
minimum wage for women will be $6
and men clerks $12. The work day
will be eight and a half hours. Stores
will close at noon Saturdays In July
STORE IN A PANIC
Chicago, 111, May 17. Scores of cus
tomers were thrown into a panic today
when House Detective Doyle, employ-
ed by Siegel, Cooper & Co.'s depart,-
ment store, opened fire on a negro
pickpocket who was attempting to rob
a woman. When detected the negro
struck the officer In the eye and fled
Doyle fired three shots, one of which
passed through the ear of Manager
Biswangr of the Jewelry department.
Customers and clerks scattered. Tb
fugitive- reached the street, but was
overtaken by two city detectives.
Chicago, 111, May 17. President
Murphy of the Chicago Nationals said
he had purchased three new twlrlers in
the hope cf strengthening the team.
VICTORIA IS WIFE
OF PRINCE HENRY
Potsdam, Germany, May 17. The
marriage of Prince Henry of Reuss
and Princess Victoria Margaret e of
Prussia, only daughter of Prince Fred
erick Leopold of PruHRla, was cele
brated at the new palace here this
The ceremonial was the same as
will be employed in Berlin May 24,
at the nuptials of her friend and com
rade. Princess Victoria Luise, only
daughter of Emperor William.
The German empress took charge
of the bride's toilette and placed on
the young princess' head the bistort-
' cal princess' crown, taken from the
imperial treasury only for marriages
of Prussian princesses.