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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 181.
MONDAY. MAY 19, 1913. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS
Accused of Planting Dy
namite to Prejudice
OF A MAYO
HER STORY IN
Mrs. Longstreet Carries
Her Postoffice Fight
LEWIS IS TO
AID DUNNE IN
FIVE IN A CONSPIRACY
Ernest Pitman, One of Those
Involved, Suicides Before
Boston. Mass.. May 19 William M.
Wood, president of the Americo
Woolen company and a textile manu
facturer of international reputation,
Frederick E. Atteaux and Dennis Col
lins were placed on trial today charg
ed with conspiring to "plant" dyna
mite at Lawrence during the textile
strike In that city in January, 1912.
The indictment and arrest of Wood
last August caused a sensation. It Is
the first time in Massachusetts that a
serious ciiminal charge arising from
labor difficulties has been preferreJ
against a manufacturer.
I'OI.M k nxn KXPI.OKIVES.
Atteaux is a dealer in chemicals
and a friend of Wood. Collins is a
dog fancier of Cambridge. It Is charg
ed the three defendants conspired
with John J. Dreen, an undertaker of
Lawrence, and Ernest Pitman, a build
er of Andover, to place dynamite in
n houHe occupied by striking textile
operatives for the purpose of prejudic
ing public opinion and making it ap-!
pear the strikers had possession of j ata.ement of the International Mar
explosives which they intended to : venter company, issued on the evo of
vse to damage mill property. The po-1
lice discovered the dynamite and ar
rested several strike operatives who
lived In the house. All subsequently
Satisfied the court of their innocence
and were discharged.
IF,IIJFX OF ( IIOOI. )IOHI.
Soon afterward lireen, a member of
the l4wrence school board, was ar
rested and convicted and fined $500
for "planting" explosives. Pitman,
who built trie ViWrnrTTM tha Ameri
can Woolen company, committed sui
cide the day the grand Jury began an
Investigation of '.he alleged conspir
acy. STEEL TRUST AN
IDEA OF SCHWAB
New York. May 19 Charles M.
Schwab, president of the Bethlehem
Steel corporation, the first president
of the t'ulted Slates Steel corporation,
took the stand today for the defense
ill the government suit to dissolve the
latter corporaion. Sf.hwab described
the famous dinner given him in 1S99
by prominent financiers, at which
Schwab made a plea for the consolida
tion of the steel Industry on the
ground of economy.
Schwab sat next to J. P. Morgan at
the dinner. Schwab said that iu a con
versation he explained to Morgan that
a combination or certain steel com
panies would bring about a "complete
ly integrated organization" which
would have the advantages of the pos
session of raw materials, transporta
tion and plants that would enable It
"to conduct the business from mining
the ore and coal right through to the
manufacture and sale of every finish
"Probably more than anything else,"
continued Schwab, "I impressed upon
him the advantages of combining for
the sake of establishing export trade."
King Off for Berlin.
inrinn vv 19 Kin r.pnrre anrt
Queen Mary started today for Berlin
to attend me weaning 01 I nncess
Victoria Luise, daughter of the em
peror. Jordan Becomes Chancellor.
Stanford University. Cal.. May 19.
Dr. David Starr Jordan, president of
Stanford university, resigned today to
accept the office of chancellor, which
will be created by the board of trus
tees for his especial benefit.
Electrocuted While Wiring Home.
Ottawa. III., May 19. Charles John
son, 19 years old. was electrocuted
while installing electric wires in hia
SCUDDER, VET OF
THE RIVER, DEAD
St LouU. Mo.. May 19. John A.
Scudder. a retired capitalist, is dead,
ajed S3. In the golden daya of river
trmc on the Mississippi he was a
He was one of the
organizers of the Anchor line of steam-
BEST IN HISTORY
Chicago, 111., May 10.
The annual I
the resumption in Chicago of hearings
in the government's feuit for the cor
poraticn's dissolution under t!,e anti
trust act. shows the company's busiJ
ness at the highest point in history.
Total sales in 1912 amounted to
1 125.438.104, compared with J10S.QS2,
595 in the year ended on Dec. 31, 1011,
which had been the high year prev
iously. This was an increase of $17,
4110,000, or 16 i er oont.
Sales in his coun'ry continued to
rhow a rapid growth, the year's im-
provement amounting to 12 ? per cent.
But the great Increase was hi foreign
sales, advancing more than 20 per
cent and for the first time in the com
pany's history passing the $50,000,000
mark. Incidentally, the profit on for
eign sales was greater than that on
The increase in profits was not com
mensurate w ith that in gross business.
owing, the company says, to a reduc-1
'icn in prices In various lines of the
widely diversified business. The oper-j
atlng ratio, including cost of adminis-;
tration and all reserves, wis 87.04 per '.
cent, against 5.72 per cent in 1311. I
But with this higher operating cost i
the company wag able to show after J
preferred dividends a balance of $12,
195,597, equal to 15.24 per ceat on the
$80,000,000 common stock. This com
pares with the 14.15 per cent in 1911,
14.85 per cent In 1910, and 17. S2 per
cent in 1909, just preceding the com
mencement of dividends on the com
mon stock. Previous years had ex
hibited earnings of 7.81 and 6.47 per
THREE THUGS GAG
WOMEN IN HOME
Chicago, May 19. Three men, Ig
natis WalinhVi. 24; Thomas Dayton,
22, and Thomas Tirney, 21, were cap
tured today after they are alleged to
have bound, gagged and mistreated
Mrs. Mary Telrska, a widow of 50,
and Anna Rougina, 1$, who rooms at
'the 1 eirska nome. w aiinsKi was snot
i in, he lcg after he lcaped out of
, xh mUc. sav the woman and eirl
were victims to a similar attack two
(weeks ago, but did not notify the po
lice because their assailants threat
ened them with death.
Anhut Found Guilty. '
New York, May 19. John N. Aahut
wa3 convicted of attempted bribery
Saturday night by the jury before
which he has been on trial in connec
tion with an attempt to free Harry
K. Thaw from Matteawaa by al'eged
illegal means. The lawyer will be sea
, fenced Tuesday
Fritzi Schcff Divorced.
New York. May 19. A final decree
of divorce to Fritizi Scheff, freeing the
singer from John Fox, Jr, her novel
ist husband, was sigced by Supreme
Court Justice Keogh. at White Plains.
The Interlocutory degree was granted
Jan. 27 last. The suit was hot. con
tested. Scout for Pitchers. , i
Chicago May 19. Eigl:t scouia to
day began a search of the minor
; leagues for pitchers for the Chicago
Nationals. Practically Uie
country will be scoured.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Rain tonight and Tuesday; warmer
tonight; increasing winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 55: highest
yesterday, 68; lowest last night, 51.
Prerinltation in 24 hours, none I
winH vinitv t 7 n, hi mii
Relative humidity at 7 p. ni. 53; at
7 a. m., 61'.
Stage of river at 7 a. m., 6.1 feet, a
fall of .5 feet in 4S hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening star: Saturn. Morning stars:
Venujjj!ii)Uei Mercury. Mars. The
cross belonging to constellation Cys
nus. close to the northeastern horizon.
rpcu in an nlroost horizontal position
along the Milky way. iibotit 9. p. m.
HAPPY JACK GOES
TO CHAIR SMILING
Ossinius:. N. Y.. May 19. John Mul
raney. who was to have been put to !
death as a murderer on March 17, but !
won a 60 days' reprieve by declaring
in a personal appeal to the governoi
that he was going to death as a mart y?
of the criminal "code of honor," was
electrocuted in Sing Sing today.
"Happy Jack," as lie was known to
his comrades, wore to the last the
smile that had won him his nickname
and called back to other Inmates in
the death cells a cheerful "goodbye."
Former Police Lieutenant Becker and
four gun men involved in the murder
of Rosenthal were among the 14 who
jyilraney was convicted of the mur
dqf of Patrick McBreen, known as
"Paddy, the Priest," a New York iA
loonkeeper, shot while standing be
hind the bar. John Dowling, who died
before he could be tried, and Muiran-
ey 1 th signed confessions, but in
the death house Mulraney repudiated
the admissions, claimed an alioi and
asserted he !iad accepted conviction
following the "crooks' code of hpnor"
not to squeal on the other fellows.
PIECE OF A TRUCK
Hammond, Ind., May 19. Myron
Wallace of Grand Rapids, Midi., was
fatally hurt while waiting for a pas
senger train to take him to Chicago
last night at the depot in Lowell. A
flying piece of iron from a truck rig
of a Chicago flyer struck Wallace on
the head as the train was passing at a
high rate of speed. The iron weighed
10 pound3. A portion of Wallace's
skull was torn away. Wallace is a
member of the Welsh Manufacturing
company of Grand Rapids.
II. G. BURT'S LIFE
Chicago, III., May 19. Horace
Gre:ley Burt, former president cf the
Union Pacific railroad system and
chief engineer cf the Chicago Associa
tion of Commerce smoke abatement
committee, died her etoday. He was
6 years of age. Three weeks ago he
was operated cn cr the removal of a
malignant growth. Complications to'.-
1 lowed, causing death.
IS WILSON'S PLAN
Washington, D. C, May ID. The
building of a government railroad
system in Alaska is scheduled to be
one cf the early achievements of the
This will be an experiment of extra
ordinary interest for at, least two rea
sons. A government road will open up
the coal fields and the other vast nat
ural resources of Alaska. The experi
ence of the government In operating
such a system also will raise the que--uinrrep
form ' of the advisa
bilityTof inaugurating government
ownership and operation of railroads
in the states. ;
President Wilson and his cabinet
unanimously favor the Alaska experi
ment and have set the machinery in
motion for the enactment of the legis
lation. Secretary of State Bryan and
Secretary of the Interior Lane partic
ularly are deeply interested in an early
achievement of the project.
Mr. Lane believes a policy of true
conservation can be worked out only
w'tn the aid of a government road
whkh win brinS the coal and other
,- . A wit v. . v. ..
iccuujub iu iiutrwaLC-i. uu lilts U -
trnment standing guard to prevent
mineral "claims ,and transportation
from falling Into the hands of the
mining trust it will be possible to sup
ply the Pacific coast and the navy
with cheap coal within a few years.
Secretary Bryan believes that a rail
read system in Alaska operated by the
government is entirely feasible. It
appeals to him as an economic experi
ment of great significance. He long
has believed In the government own
ership of railroads throughout the
His announcement of that convic
tion in his famous New York speech
cn his return from a trip around the
world stirred the nation. It created
such d'ssensions in the democratic
party at the time that he dropped the
' subject as premature, and has not said
much about it since. But his convic
tion remains, and if the Alaska experi
ment should succeed he is likely to re
vive the proposition.
The proposed legislation already is
pending in the senate in a bill intro
duced by Senator Pitman of Nevada,
chairman of the committee on terri
tories. The bill follows the lines sug
gested in a letter from Secretary Lane
to Pitman. The general provisions
were considered bv the cabinet and
given the approval of the president,
The committee will make a favor
able report on the bill, probably at the
beginning of the regular session next
winter, and with the president, behind
i it there is little doubt of its enact
ment. There will be no trouble in the
house, but the bill may have a tight
squeeze in the senate
A considerable number of demo
crats are known to oppose the plan.
but it is figured that this defection
will be offset by the support of the
progressives and progressive republi
Austin Texaa May 19. In a head-on
collision south of here today on the
International & Great Northern be
tween a passenger train and a cattle
train. Fireman Reek was killed, five
persons seriously and a score slightly
President's Aunt Dead. '
Denver. CoL, May 19. Mrs. John
Wocdrow, an aunt by marriage of
President Wilson, died at her home
uere lasi iiigm. oue ci jtais oio.
Her husband was
a brother of the
SHE IS GIVEN HEARING
Not Asking Reinstatement, but
Wants World to Know the
Vt--V: l i-i r
TT .1 T -V 1 . . : J . .1 . .
hcicu u. j-vu&ii cut, iuuw oi me "ol"
ed confederate general, had a hearing
before the senate postoffice commit
tee today and gave her version of the
circumstances leading to her displace
ment as postmaster of Gainesville, Ga.
She did not ask reinstatement but
sought to reply to Postmaster General
Burleson's etatement that her office
was poorly managed. She referred to
Burleson as "President Wilson's 60-day
Mrs. Longstreet declared she was a
1 victim of the Georgia Railway & Pow
er company, which, she said, had pur
sued her because she urged legislation
"to curtail its favors."
She presented a long list of endorse
ments of her administration and as
serted the people of her community
who knew her were more competent
to judge her than the postmaster gen
eral. TKI.l.S OF SIFFEHING.
"The immortal commander whose
name I bear, who resigned his com
mission in the American army to fol
low the banners of the south until the
last stainless one was furled at Ap
pomattox and thenceforth found him
self an outcast in the land whose bat
tlefields had run with his heroic blocd,"
declared Mrs. Longstreet, 'was not
made to suffer more than I have been
made to suffer at the hands of that
branch of democracy which is in the
saddle in the good old democratic state
of Georgia in the year tnat has placed
a Virginia gentleman in the Whit-
POLITICS SEEN IN
Atlanta, Ga., May 19. A reproduc
tion in Atlanta today of a story in a
New Y'ork newspaper that the election
of John T. Stone of Chicago as mod
erator of the Northern Presbyterian
general assembly was the result of a
"deep laid political scheme," threw
the assembly into a turmoil of excite
ment. Stone took the floor and said
he had cot seen the publication and
begged that the article be overlooked
as an "error of judgment." William
T. Ellis of Pennsylvania, who second
ed Stone's nomination, denounced the
story as untrue.
The Northern Presbyterian general
assembly today unanimously adopted
a resolution authorizing the transmis
sion of proposals for an organic unioi
to the supreme judiciaries of a'l Pres
byterian churches in America.
MAY BE SETTLED
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 19 The 10th
day of the strike of the employes of
the Cincinnati Traction company
brought definite indications that an
agreement was a probability within 24
hours. Conferences are going on.
Paterson, N. J., May ID. Through a
lane of police two blocks lone, 20
hands, formerly employed by the Ar-i
thur Price sl'k
mill, enf back to
wcrk today after a s'rike or two
, Z. , ; . J Z
Industrial VI orkers of the World
. V. ll..nilH 1. , (ha
sought to prevent the return. There
B8a..i.. ..u.uiiB m a i..c
pickets being arrested. The firm is
small one and employes only 30 han.Ts.
The return of the strikers was herald
ed by manufacturers as the end of
the strike, while the Industrial Work
ers maintain the fight will go on.
NAME OF JOHNSON
IS ON ALIEN BILL
Sacramento, Ca!., May 19. Gover
nor Jchntcn tcday signed tse alien
land bill, against which the Japanese
protest. The act will go into effect in
SO days from date.
Washington, D. CL, May 19. White
. house officials today believed no reply
would be made to the Japanese pro-
lesi oi ine caiuorma iana om until
j Governor Johnson actually bigns the
I l'0hh Kilt. -
Springfield, 111., May 19. The cor
oner's jury today recommended that
Fay L. Slat,e, editor of the Tribune of j
Mount Auburn, be held to the grand j.
jury for the murder of Mayor Windsor
of Mount Auburn. Slate is in jail at
Taylorville, 111., May 19. Fay Slate
editor of the Mount Auburn Tribune,
who was under $2,500 bond for as
sault with intent to kill, was arrested
for murder yesterday following the
death of Dr. B. P. Windsor, mayor of
Mount Auburn, whom he shot on Fri
day while defending himself from an
Slate was held without bond for a
preliminary hearing May 26. But ap
plication w ill be made to Circuit Judge
J . UHUUUUW IU1 0. will
of habeas corpus to obtain his release
Slate telephoned the officers here
at midnight Saturday night after hear
ing of Dr. Windsor's death that he
would wait for them at the home of
his father-in-law J. K. Alexander, in
the country near here.
k.C. L. Gandy, former mayor of Mount
Auburn, called on Slate here yesterday
and said that Slate could get bond at
Mount Auburn for any amount.
GREED WARS ARE
TARGET FOR BRYAN
Washington, D. C, May 19. Vigor
ous denunciation of a "subsidised pat
riotism which seeks to create war
because of the profits in armor plate
and battleships" and of the "sensa
tional and mercenary newspapers
which prefer big scare headlines to
the truth" marked an address by Sec
retary Bryan here yesterday at a
Hague anniversary meeting held un
der the auspices of the Washington
Peace society. It was in celebration
of the 14th anniversary ' of the first
meeting at The Hague.
"War is in the interest of a few
people, not of all," Mr. Bryan declared.
"The profits are garnered by a . few,
while the masses pay the taxes. A
few men gain glory, while the mothers
of the nations furnish the eons who
make food for battlefields. War rests
upon feeling, not upon necessity. Back
of much of the furore for war is a sel
fish interest in the manufacture of bat
tleships. "There are men so unpatriotic that
they try to stir up trouble in another
country against their own so as to
make personal profit therefrom. Is
there any baser use for money?"
The secretary asserted the world i3
drawing away from wars made to grat
ify selfish interests and ambitions.
"Increasing intelligence," he said,
"is one of the forces working for
peace, because the people are learn
ing to understand the causes that lead
to war. The people are learning to
discriminate also between patriotic
newspapers and those that seek only
for big headlines. I was glad to see
the attack Secretary Daniels made on
this sensationalism.'' I hope to see this
discrimination by the people increase."
Secretary Bryan expressed the be
lief that in time this country would
have treaties with all other nations
providing for efforts to arbitrate all
questions of dispute, and that other
nations would follow tlm country's
example. These agreements, he said,
would .make it "almost impossible to
bring this country into war with any
other contracting nation."
Increasing intelligence, the growing
disposition to bring governments near
er the people, and the moral growth
of the world were the three great fac
tors, he declared, making for peace.
The danger that suddenly inflamed
public feeling will throw a nation into
war is growing less, he said, because
the people are beginning to see that
war does not benefit them, that they
pay the taxes and shed the' blood, and
that it is usually incited by those who
look for personal profit.
Preparation for war encourages war,
he added, those nations that spend
i T. ? t"
' ing to war. He said It was possible
' to change the ideals of tiie world. Just
aa . . ... an . . . . ' .
!tI)at thc ,dea, of peace WQuW pr'evaii
.throughout the entire world after a
Dr. P. P. Claxton, United States
commissioner of education, spoke of
the power of education, which, he said,
was becoming more and more univers
al as the greatest preventive of war.
Arthur D. Call, executive director of
Peace society, also
IS RECEIVED AT VATICAN
Boston, Mass., M2y 19. The Amer
ican pilgrimage of CO persons con
ducted by Rev. John Grimes, blshcp of
Syracuse, N. Y., arrived this mornin?.
They were received by Cardinal Mer
ry Del YaL papal secretary of state.
Grimes afterward ' was received in
private audience by the pope. He ia
i. the first American prelate to be re-
ceivea since the pope s illness. Ho re-
j ported he found the pope locking well
! nM.l -4-,ii
Senator Comes to Illinois
This Week for a Con
ference. ON ALL STATE PLACES
Governor Not to Make Any Se
lections Until Legislature
Springfield, I.I., May 19. Senator
Lewis will come to Illinois this weeK
from "Washington for a conference
with Governor Dunne relative to ap
pointments and patronage. As far as
outsiders are able to learn Dunne and
Lewis are working together in the di
vision of both state and federal ap
pointments. Ix-wis will stop in Chi
cago and probably receive County
Treasurer O'Connell'g recommenda
tions on Cook county. A" report is in
circulation he"re that Dunne will make
no rurther appointments of any conse
quence in the 6tate service until after
adjournment sine die of the legisla
ture. It is said that the governor has
practically determined to call a spe
cial session late in the fall or early
next spring, the date depending upon
changes which may be made by the
legislature in the primary law.
PI T THHOVH.!! NOMINATION.
Washington, D. C, May 19. Tight
ening the lines to put through Presi
dent Wilson's nomination began to
day when democratic senators In cau
cus practically decided the old cus
tom of pairing should be abandoned as
far. as executive sessions and consid
eration of appointments are concern
ed. The democrats had great difficul
ty in retaining a quorum in the execu
tive sessions, but without pairs expect
to keep enough of the senators present
to -conduct the fight fo- confirmation
of hundreds of nominations pending.
Chicago, 111., May 19. Margaret
Kennedy, known under a number of
aliases, who was taken in custody last
night with Isadore Goldstein, alleged
pickpocket, was Identified by the po
lice today as the mysterious blonde
seen in the office of Joseph H. Logue,
a jewelry merchant, a short time-before
he was found murdered in hla
office In McVlcker's theatre building
several months ago. The murder of
Logue was one of the most myster
ious on the records of the police. The
blonde woman was the last visitor at
I.ogue's office before the crime was
committed. Stephen Dursea, an office
boy, said the woman called at 11
o'clock the day of the murder and
tried to sell watches to the merchant.
An hour later he was found murdered.
Dursea was positive in identifying the
Kennedy woman as Logue's caller.
MISTAKE, TO KILL
Macon, Ga.. May 19. B. Sanders
Walker, a banker, who swallowed
poison by mistake Wednesday night,
was able to be up and about earTy to
day and experienced no pain, although
physicians declare he cannot live.
Messages havs come from all parts of
the country, some from surgeons and
physicians who effer services to as
sist him in the fijht to overcome th9
effects of the poison. Walker mistook
the dose for a headache powder.
When told Friday he could not live,
Walker resigned himself to bis fate,
; tnd left his bed and dressed to hold
a reception to his friends at his home
Manufacturers In Convention.
Detroit. Mich.. May 19. The Nation
al Association of Manufacturers met
in annual convention today. For the
last decade all meetings of the organ-
iaation have been held in New York
A number of matters of vital interest
to American business, workmen and
consumers will be discuaaed at the
DIAZ FOR A RULER
Coronca, Spain, May 19. A Mexican
delegation arrived here today for the
purpose of trying to persuade General
Porfirio Diaz, former Mexican Dresl-
j dent, to return to Mexico and under-
' 4 n1r n Ko ,nvammanw rf thA f'SlllntrV.