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SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR. NO. 185.
FRIDAY. MAY '23, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MRS. ASTOR JILTS !
THROW HIM OUT
TO BE GIVEN
NOT GAIN; HIS
All Business is Suspend
ed in Tokio as Sov
STILL MOURNING DEAD
Former Ruler Gone Year in
July Wilson Sends Mes- .
sage of Sympathy.
Tokio, May 2H. An official report
that Emperor Yoshihi'.o is ill with
pneumonia, the constant attendance
upon him by one or more or the fright
"urt physicians, and the vigil which
Empress Sadaka kept at the bods'de
all night, made It appear his condition
was very grave.
The physicians' bulletin today: "His
majestj's temperature has risen to
fi3.4J. Fills Mi. RespiraMon 30."
The patient is at Aoyarna palace, on
whose lmmer.se parade ground he con
tracted a cold while reviewing troops
last Sunday. It had been intended to
remove h!m at once to the new Ch!
Ycla palace, but a sudden serious turn
In the inflammation of the lungs neces
sitated the abandonment of the plan.
(.HEAT SHOCK TO VV.OPi.l'X
Issuanc of the first bulletin yester
day announcing tho emperor's Ulnesa
was a great shock to the people, and
a It. gained circulation through extra
ditions of newspapers, a sorrowful
hush fell upon the city, and great
crowds silently assembled in front of
the royal palace. People knelt in
prayer for the speedy recovery of the
Th" (;in7.a. (he most important thor
oughfare In the city, usually brilliantly
lighted, was dark last evening anil
almost deserti d. All shops are closed.
mouruing Xurlbe UU-Emror MumM.rcconci
hlto. The period does not expire un-
til July 30, a year from the date of
The emperor is holding his own, ac
cording to officials at the oalace. Thev I
declared this afternoon prcspects of j
tildes of Japanpe prayed throughout
tn- clay in tlie streets near the palace
Mini ipiiiihph nn cnurr-neR ami at var.
lous khrlncH !
W1I.&ON SKMI1 KlMPtTlll.
news of the sudden illness of the em-
t. . .. r. ' u:u,ou,
iTrsiaeni w nson sua secretary Hryan
expressed deep concern. Charles
HaMl.v-nianchard of the American em-j
baosy at Tokio was cabled immediately
to convey a menage of sympathy to i
the Japanese (rovernmtnt, and Prcsi- i
dent Wilson sent a personal message !
tiO the emperor. I
It Is regarded hero as possible that I
the emperor's illness may have the ef-1
feet of delaing negotiations in 'pros- '
rvbs regarding the California alien:
The cable sent by President Wilson
Is as follows:
"Reports received through press
agencies are current to the effect that
your majesty u indisposed. 1 have
heard the.' reports with sorrow and
with great concern. Should they prove
to be true, I dsire to offfr to your
majesty for niyfelf and for the gov
ernment and people of the I'nited
States the assurance of my sincere
sympathy and to express the ardent
hope that your Illness may proe to (
be of brief duration and your recovery
rapid and complete." I
The president today received the fol
lowing from the emperor of Japan: '
"lveepjy touched by your kind mes- ,
sag'1 inquiring after my indisposition. ,
I express sincere thanks to yourself, '
government and people of the I'nited
"His majesty' Is progressing satis-;
factcrily," was a bulletin received at!
the Japanese embassy from
timed 4 o'clock this afternoon
' MIMOVH IIKKKMH JP. j
Detroit, Mich , May 23. "The man !
who. by word or deed, creates bad
feeling between the I'nited States nd
Japan is au enemy to c'v.liratlon," de
clared James H. Franklin of Boston,
foreign secretary of the American Bap
tist Foreign Mission society, in an ad
dress today at tho Northern Baptist
convention in session here.
Franklin, discussing the recent tour
he made of Japan, said: "The Jap
anese people want no trouble with the
United States unless forced on them
In defense of what they consider na
tional honor. Japanese newspapers
are absolutely fair In their reports of
news of religious and moral nature.
Their libraries are stocked with the
best books In the world. The Japan
ese are entitled .to the respect, and
confidence of the world. We condemn
In the Japanese the very traits on
which Americans and Englishmen
shrewdness and In -
dependence. In fact, the Japanese are
known everywhere a Yankees, of the
FOR THE PROG
Washington, D. C, May
the Chicago conference of republican I
progressives to urge rar'y reform a-1
tions and the national convention next
.fall, met today with the chairman.
Senator Cummins, to outline plans for y
tee of the republ'can national commit-'
tee, which meets here to-norrow to ;
consider preliminary plans for party
j reorganization ana to heaj from the
I reconciliation committee of progres
is to Induce the e.-
jeeutive committee to call a meeting of
tho national rnmmittnu in tha nour
future to tflnBkier igsutnK a call' for a
party convention to take up reorgan
ization plans. I
(iallinger. chairman of the commit-1
tee of senators to confer with house
leaders on the reorganization of the
republican congressional committee,
said the chairmanship of the reorga-
nized committee would go to a mem
ber of the house.
"In -iT"t7ori$"in(7 t li o r m mi1 on !
confer." Callinger said, "we thought
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the so-called reactionaries Senator
, Norrls was a revolutionist in the I
house and Is an active progressive in ;
the senate. Senator Jones, I suppose 1
is three-quarters progressive, what
ever that means, and Senator Town
send. I suppose, is about one-sixteenth !
nniffrPKsivo ennlnr "'lirV rf n'rn. I lwacnui null liifiiui iciduuua :
S 7u mvseirare the reacUonarie "8 the between the three powerful j the very moment of its dispatch. Let
ming ana myseii are the reactionaries, i dj6nagties. t!le doisture of the senate be remov-
Cummiens- committee finally decided! King George and Queen Mary this j - Pp" l"t Dur
to address a letter to the renuhlican ' afternoon were guesis at a luncheon He made a lengthy argument pur
to address a letter to the republican nritiKh E-ibasador those Porting to show the possibility of cor-
executive committee tomorrow , urg- cf lne "ritisn amDassaaor, uiose ; ; " n aA i..n a whih -m,H
ing that a meeting of the national ! Present including Imperial Chancellor portion , contro led d. hich would
committee be called, leaving the way I von Bethmann-Ho'.lweg and United
open to an invitation for progressives States Ambassador I.eishman.
to appear before the committee to fur-: At the same time Emperor Nicholas
ther explain their position, should the ! w as a guest at a luncheon of the Rus
committee desire to hear them. ! sian ambassador.
Lewis Delays Visit to Dunne.
I springneia. in., .May a. sena-or
Lewis was expected in Springfield to
day to have a final talk with Governor
Dunne on questions of patronage, but
late last night a telegram from him
announced he bad been unexpectedly
called back to Washington to attend
a democratic caucus. It is under
stood that Senator Lewis and Gover-
nor Dunne are working together in
the distribution of both federal and
Charston, S. C May 23. A board
of Inquiry has been appointed to in-
vestigate the cause of the explosion
last night at Battery Lord. Fort Moul-
trie, of a 4.7 inch gun which killed
, three artillerymen, fatally wounded
Captain G. B. Hanna. and injured nine 'and arrest of judgment was denied by panied by Prince Alexander and geu
privates. Hanna died today. A flying I court. No coiice of an appeal was eral staff of the army, left for Saloa
breech lock tore a hole in his side, 'filed. iki this momins.
Forecast i ill 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
R:ck Island, Davenport, Moline,
Fair tonight and Saturday. Rising
temperature Saturday with variable
Highest temperature yesterday 56,
lowest last night 47, at 7 a. in. 50.
Wind velocity, 6 miles.
Relative humidity at 7 p. ni. .75, at
of .Tti Mississippi made
7 a. m. .78.
t m shfbipii tcni FnreraBter.
Evening star: Saturn. Morning stars:
euus, Jupiter. Mercury. Mars, ine
bright star north of the Pleiades J
(northwestern skyt is Alsol. of constel-
lation Perseus: seen in the evening.
KING GEORGE FOR
PEACE OF WORLD
Dei nn, may -o. rviug ucui se ui ;
England, at present guest of Em- j
ceror William here, sooke earnestly i
r . 1 : nr no t - :
todav cn tne neCessity for the main-!
tenance of world peace in replying to
an address presented him by British I
residen's cf Berlin gathered at the
British embassy. He said:
"Preservation of peace is my ferv
ent desire, as it w-as the chief eim and
object of my father's life."
This is the first political note sound
ed during the wedding ceremonies of
- emperors and many j Sisson pleaded for the open door on
, . ,,. ,........... JT....D i ata nr
nni rpR nave eauiere-j. l ::e h iu;b
words seem, according to c;inicn ex- i
pressed in influential circles, to :
epitomize the chief significance or the I
royal visits as a demonstration of the j
OLD VESUVIUS IS
Naples, May 23.
the night and thi
renewed signs of activity.
A new lare central fissure opened
round the crater, from which ashes
were emitted. The ashes, however,
have not gone beyond the limits of
New York. May 23. John Anhur, a
lawyer, convicted of bribery ij at
tempting to obtain the release ot
j Harry Thaw
from Matteawan. was
today sentenced to not less than twp
J and not more than five years at Sing
The usual motion for a new trial
urn was accompanied by a slight ana Minaay ny uus ieim. cim-i uuur
earthquake shock. keeper, and Peter Ettelbrick. his as-
Washington, D. C, May 23 Repre-
his announced Japfenese speech la the
house today. The president, after Sis
I son recently made a "war speech,"
i urged him not to make another speech
that might complicate diplomatic ne
! gotlations and Inflame the public mind.
Sisson today disclaimed any inten
tion of making a "war speech," but
attacked the position that a treaty-
making power superseded the law
making powers of sovereign states.
He declared he took the position not
because the Japanese were involved;
that he would take it toward England,
France or any other nation, and that
it required only patience and cool
heads for both countries to arrive at
an amicable, just settlement of differ-
jf any nation, he said, rhould decide
tn rliVtate tn us our land laa. then
we would be unworthy of national
existence if we submitted to such die-
tation. "Does anyone claim this is a
declaration of war because I announce
I this truth? Nothing has been further
from my mind than to embarrass or
I tend to render more difficult a peace
j ful solution of whatever differences,
j real or imaginary, may exist between
! the friendly government of Japan and
ucau occaiuuo .
president and senate can make such a
treaty, let us tear dow n every door of
secrecy. L,et us require the president
to publish every letter or telegram
be made possible by allowing the im-
! portation of "cheap alien labor."
i "What would become of the Amevi
' can farmer if great corporations in
! the country should buy all the best
lands and cultivate them with Mon
golian. Chinese, Hindu, Japanese or
j other cheap alien labor?" he said.
Labor Men Explain Tuesday.
Springfield, 111.. .May 23 Members
of the Chicago Federation of Labor
who have been cited by the house to
j explain charges contained in resolu-
Vesuvius during : tions will appear next Tuesday. Sum
morn ng f hawed monses w ere bigned by Speaker Mc-.
Kmley. They win ne scrvea saiuraay
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) sistant. The charges related to tne
defeat of the initiative and referendum
in the house last week.
CONSTANT INE IS
OFF TO SALONIKI
Athens. May 23. In conseo.uence of
the resumption of hostilities between
the Bulgarian and Greek troops.
1 Winer Crncranrina r. f Crpprp nCfOm-
Atteaux, One of Alleged
FOR STRIKE EXPENSES
Attorney for Wool Trust Head
Fails in Effort to Have
Boston, Mass., May 23. Checks and
vouchers showing payments made by
the American Woolen company to
Frederick E. Atteaux, including $505
"for expenses incurred during the
Lawrence strike," were introduced
by the state today in the trial of Will
iam M. Wood, president of the Amer
ican Woolen company, Frederick E.
Atteaux, manufacturer of dyes, and
Dennis Collins, a dog fancier. Collins
has turned state's evidence. The
vouchers indicated that payments
were authorized by President Wood.
The cheek for $505 was draw n March
22. 1912. Another check for $2,100
was drawn June 26, 1912, and the
voucher for this was marked "in full
for all claims to date." Both checks
were Indorsed with Atteaux's name.
Edward Lynch, paying teller for the
Federal Trust company of this city,
swore to Atteaux's signature on four
cr five papers which District Attorney
Pelletier offered as exhibits.
Counsel Hurlburt, for "Wood, object
ed to their admission as evidence
against his client, arguing the exhibits
were not competent until some con
nection was established between the
papers and the alleged conspiracy,
The district attorney replied the pa
pers speak for themselves and would
show payment of money from one de
fendant to another.
Judge Crosby admitted the exhibits,
with the understanding they would be
competent only In the event some
connection be established by evi
dence. Pelletier read the papers to the
jury. One was a check for $505,
drawn on the National bank of Shaw
mut, Bobton, payable to and indorsed
bv Atteaux and signed "American
Wool company, W. A. Currier, assist
APPROVED n" WOOD.
Accompanying the check was an
American Woolen company voucher,
on which Atteaux's signature ap
peared, and which was a receipt for
$505 "for expenses incurred during
the Lawrence strike," according to
the inscription on it. The voucher
also bore the words, "Approved
William M. Wood, president."
Another exhibit was a check for $2,-
100, drawn on the Boston Trust com
pany, Boston, June 26, 1912, payable
to and indorsed by Atteaux. It bpre
the signature of William H. Dwellty,
Jr., treasurer of the American Woolen
company. A voucher accompanied the
check and bore the approval of Wood
and the inscription said "in full for all
claims to date."
Dwelley was the next witness. He
told of being called into Wood's of
fice one day when the latter told him
he had settled in full with Atteaux
and at W ood s directions made out a
check and voucher. That w-as the
day, he said, on which the company
was paying attorneys in connection
with the Lawrence strike affairs.
Dwelley testified to having heard
Atteaux offer his services to Wood in
an effort to settle the strike.
BOTH OF EDESONS
ARE IN HOSPITAL
Los Angeles, Cat, May 23. Robert
Edeson, the actor, is being treated for
blood poisoning, which followed an in
jury to his left leg at a local theatre
Tuesday night. Local physicians said
today his condition is serious and an
operation wf'l necessary unless a
decided improvement is noted.
This afternoon Edescn was report
ed doing nicely. There is no present
necessity of an operation.
New York, May 23. Mr3. Robert
Edeson has been for some time at a
Southampton, L. I., hospital suffering
from a nervous break down. Physi
cians declined to discuss her case
other than to say her condition is not
In Harvester Defense.
Chicago, 111., May 23. Fifteen Iowa
dealers in harvesting machinery wern
witnesses today for the defense at tho
International Harvester company
anti-trust hearing. J. A. Hartman of
Anamosa testified that last year and
the year befcre he sold no corn bind
ers manufactured by rival firms of the
Airs. Ava Willing Astor.
London, May 23. Mrs. Ava Willing
Astor, first wife of the late Colonel
John J. Astor, who at 48 is regarded
as one of the most beautiful of Ameri
can women, is said to have recently
jilted young Count Festetics, who is
a chamberlain of the Austro Hungarian
The devotion of the count for Mrs,
Astor has been evident to all who
know the two. She, however, has
declared that she has no intention of
Count George Festetics is the eldest
sin of Prince Festetics de Tolna and
is 31 years old. His mother is Lady
Mary Hamilton, whose marriage to
the Prince of Monaco was annulled
in 1890. The Festetics family Is an
old and distinguished one in the Hun
AT LOGGER HEADS
Springfield, 111., May 23. Evidence
of a fight that is going on under the
surface between the house and senate
was indicated today hy Speaker Wc-
Kinley when, In replying to Butts'
question whether senate bills on first
reading were to be taken up, he said
"Not unless they are specially called
up. They won't pass our bills,
don't see why we should pass theirs."
An even 50 house bills on first read
ing were advanced during a perfunc
tory session today, .with less than 3
hoi.ee members present.
Of the 28 senate bills on the first
reading calendar, only two were taken
up and referred. One of them, appro
priating $85,000 per annum to the
state board of agriculture for county
fairs, was referred to the appropria
tion committee. The other, Senator
Cornwall's bill, revising chancery prac
tice, was referred to the judiciary com
FIND GOLD WAD IN
OLD DUNNE HOME
Peoria, 111., May 23. Workmen en
gaged in tearing down the old house
Ion Adams street, the boyhood horn
of Governor Dunne, today found $250
in gold wrapped in an old piece of
paper hidden in a secret panel of one
of the solid oak rafters. The house
was erected In '55 and was one of the
most pretentious dwellings in this
part of Illinois. It was sold a num
ber cf years later to the father of
Governor Dunne, now residing In Chi
cago. MRS. IDA E. WRIGHT HEAD
OF LADIES OF GRAND ARMY
Alton, III., May 23. The' ladies of the
G. A. R. last night elected officers
Commander Mrs. Ida E. Wright,
Vice Commander Mrs. Ruby Tay
Junior Vice Commander Mrs. Alex
ander Martin, Jacksonville.
Treasurer Mrs. Alice Gurney, Pe
The following officers were chosen
by the Sons of Veterans:
Commander George B
Senior Vice Commander W. H.
Junior Vice Commander George
V. Paisley, Lincoln.
Treasurer W. G. Dustin, I) wight.
Mrs. Edna Waller of Cnicago was
elected by the Women's Relief corps.
McCarty and Pelky Ready.
Calgary. Alta., May 23. All Is quiet
in the rival camps of Luther Mc
Carty and Arthur Pelky, the men hav
ing ceased active training last night
for the six-round bout here tomorrow,
which will start at 11:30 a. m. (moun
why girls prefer work in tho city to
Boston A heroic bronze satute of j employment in rural districts. Testl
Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale was un-lmcny to this effect was given before
veiled by the Unitarian association. , the Missouri senate wage fnvest&sv
Ejt-President Taft made &a address, jing committee.
Resolution Defeated by
the House is to be
Governor Talks Situation With
Assembly Leaders McCor
mick to Pen Changes.
Springfield, III., May 23. The Initi
ative and referendum resolution, de
feated in the house last week, is to be
rewritten and given another try-out
next Thursday by the lower branch
of the assembly.
This in effect is what was decided
upon at a conference last night with
Governor Dunne at the executive
mansion, participated in by three
democrats, three republicans and one
With a view of resuscitating the
resolution, Dunne Is said to be in.
readiness now to accept two of the
amendments which were voted down
by the house last week, hoping in this
manner to bring to the support of the
rewritten resolution the additional
votes necessary to pass it.
The resolution is to be rewritten so
as to include the sufficiency of the pe
tition idea, presented by Shaner.
fiET LINE OX KEPrni.ICAlVS.
Those republicans who attended
the mansion conference are to learn
how many additional votes can be
brought to the resolution by changes
which the state administration Is will
ing to accept. Republicans in attend
ance at the conference, Butts, Hull
and Provine, were present as indi
viduals, and in consequence were not
able to pledge support of any other
republicans to the revised resolution.
March, Brown and Igoe, composing
a subcommittee on the democratic
-steering committee to -confer wittt-re
publicans on a plan for revising the
amendment, also were present.
McCormick represented the progres
sives. It Is understood he Is to re
write the resolution, making it con
form to changes which the governor
Is willing to accept.
TWOJllVE SKY nil. I..
Two blue sky bills were introduced
in the house today by Smejkal (house
bills 877 and 878) and advanced to
second reading without reference to
House bill 877 prohibits false or mis
leading advertisements in newspapers,
periodicals, circulars, letters or other
publications regarding merchandise,
securities or service.
House bill 878 is more drastic, reach
ing discounts, sales and contracts. The
penalMes In both bills are tf:e same.
Violation is punishable by a fine not
to exceed $1,000 or 60 days imprison
ment or both.
House bill 877 Is a copy of the law
now in effect in Pennsylvania.
RED MEN IN CELEBRATION
AT DANVILLE JULY FOURTH
Jacksonville, 111., May 23. L. M.
Magill of Moline has been nr.med
chairman of a committee of three by
the great council of Red Men, the ses-'
sion of which has just been conclud
ed here, to arrange for the celebra
tion of the centenary celebration of
the crder to take place at Danville
July 4 next. One of the features of
the planned event is a sham battle
between companies cf state militia
from Illinois and Indiana.
Girl Slayer Gives 3ond.
Springfield, 111., May 24. Miss Hat
tic York of Palestine, convicted of the
murder of her new born child and
sentenced to fourteen years in the
penitentiary at Chester, will be re
leased pending a decision by the su
preme court on her appeal. She gave
a $10,000 bond yesterday.
Wilson Accepts Resignation.
Washington, D. C, May 23. The
resignations of General John C. Black
and William Washburn, civil service
commissioners, have been accepted
I by President Wilson. The resigna
Holmes, i tlon of Commissioner Mcllhenny was
tendered, but not accepted.
Chinese Loan Oversubscribed.
Berlin, May 23. A portion of the
Chinese loan Issued in Germany was 1
oversubscribed five times.
LOW PAY DRIVES
GIRL FROM FARM
St. Louis, Mo., May 23. Low wages
paid girls working as domestics in the
I country was given today as the reason