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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 190.
THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1913. TWELVE PAGES-
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE ROCK : I
BILL FOR TAX
IN THE HOUSE
Dunne Measure to Abolish
Equalization Board is
j MAY CUT OUT
IN STREET BY
Lexington, III., Scene oj
Fight That May Cause
THE SUFFRAGET WHIRL
PL AN TO HELP
Progressive Party in National
House Spurns Proposition
TACKON 3 AMENDMENTS
Hay's Plan for Uniform System
of Accounting Killed in the
Springfield, 111., May 29. The bouse
this morning advanced to third read'
in.j the administration measure cre
ating a state tax commission of five
member to replace the state board of
equalization, which U abolished by
t'.u- proposed act. Three amendments
were adopted, one offered by Roth
schild and the other by Igoe, who in
troduced too blii. t
The Rothschild amendment struck
out section 5 of the bill, giving the
commission the right to hear appeals
from local assessors and to perform
all other functions of a board of re
view. Medill McCormlck moved to
table the amendment, but after an ex
planation by Rothschild, he withdrew
Igoe offered an amendment lor Me
( diU -McCormlck providing that all in
vestigations into administration and
efficiency of assessment laws be con
ducted la the county In which such
laws are under investigation. It was
unanimously adopted. The third
amendment merely rearranged the sec
tion numbers of the bM.
ri.IO PLAN l DDATK.
Representative King called up his
old age pension bill this morning on
order of passage. t In opening his ar
gument for advancement of the bill
he had brought upon the floor of the
house an old man of &3, who makes
a precarious living selling popcorn
around Springfield. Rothschild pro
tested against bringing the old man
befofn Uwnhome. No on&li4-prater
respect for old age than hiuiself, but
he objected to the bringing of unfor
tunates into public view in this fash
ion. He thought the bill should be dis
cussed on Its merits, not on sentiment.
If the bill goes Into effect, he declared,
the state will have to raise not less
than $5,000,000, posibly as much as
110.000,000, to meet this Item.
Representative iMedill McCormick,
who spoke In opposition to the King
bill, declared that he was not opposed
to the system of old ae pension, but
to a loosely constructed measure.
V Ul l.l DO li ARM.
McCormlck attacked the King bill
on the ground that It was ill consid
ered and Inadequate, and in effect
would result in more harm than good.
Scnackedberg, progressive, spoke
against the King bill. Fitch, progres
sive, also opposed the bill.
S ted man, socialist, said he recognis
ed that pioneer legislation always
could be subjected to criticism, but
this cannot be avoided. He ridiculed
the attitude of the progressives in
contending for a commission to inves
tigate the subject instead of going
ahead and providing for the aged.
"You pay men for being soldiers and
killing." he said, "and you should pen
sion those responsible for the indus
trial progress of the country."
After a roll call on King's old age
pension bill failed to produce suf
ficient votes to pass it. further con
rlderat'.on was postponed.
FOR FAHIMt OW MCHMIIP.
The Scanlan bill, adding to the cor
poration act relating to ecclesiastical
organizations a section permitting lo
cal parishes to own their churches In
stead of requiring the title to rest In
the bishop of diocese, was passed.
The house concurred In the senate
Joint resolution providing that when
the two houses adjourn today " they
stand adjourned until next Tuesday
Adjournment is taken on account of
MrKIM.KV I HUES WORK.
Shanahan announced in the bouse
this morning that beginning next week
he will ask that appropriation meas
ures be given the right in house pro
ceedings. "It will take three-fourths of the
time of the house during the remain
der of the session to dispose of appro
priation bills," declared Shanahan.
"And the house will never get
through unless the members stay here
and work." added Speaker McKinley.
Representative Benjamin Mitchell
prevented action by the house com
mittee on banks and banking on Sled
man's municipal bank bill this morn
ing by raising the point of "no quor
um" at a committee meeting.
SENATE BILLS ADVANCED.
Senate bills were advanced to third
reading In the senate today at fol
lows: S. B. 666 (appropriation!! Making
an appropriation cf $339,000 for flood
relief in southern Illinois.
(Beall) Requiring railroad comra
nlei to post in passenger stations bul-
It is said the British do not like the new American dances which have lately been intro
duced into England. They have a new dance of their own.
DAY IN NEW YORK
New York, May 29. Three large
parades, the presence of the North At
Isntlc fleet of battleships, dedication
of the monument to those who died la .
the explosion of the battleship Maine,
an uncounted number cf memorial ex
ercises, a crowded program of sport
ing events, and a promise of fine
weather, make it appear New Tor
will have a full measure of reverence
and pastime Memorial day.
Besides the usual parade of the
Grand Array men. whose ranks will
be thinned by 1200 marchers this
year, accompanied by 10.000 militia
men, there will bea military and naval
parade in which sailors from the
cruiser Cuba, pride of the island re
public's navy, will march with sol
diers from local garrisons. This
parade will precede the dedication of
the Maine monument at Columbus
circle entrance to Central park,
where former President Taft will de
liver the principal address. Secre
taries Daniels and Garrison, Governor
Sulzer and Governor Haines will be
lettns givcg the time of arrival and de
parture of trains.
(Beall) Requiring toilet rooms and
drinking water tanks on all interurban
Barr: Fixing salaries of probate
Judges in counties of 70.000 to 225,O0
population at $4.S00. and in counties
over 225.000 at $10,000.
(Ettelsoni The civil rights bill.
(Barr) Providing that owners of
property shall reimburse townships for
work in removing Canada thisUes.
HAY KfFFORT FAILS.
Senator Hay's bill providing for a
uniform system of county auditing
and accounting was killed this morn
ing, after Hay had made a desperate
effort to prolong the life of the meas
ure The appropriation committee
made a report recommending that the
bill lie upon the table and Hay moved
that the bill lie upon the table. Cur
tis made a motion that Hay's motion
be tabled, and upon this motion Hay
demanded a roll call. By a vote of 22
to 19 Curtis' motion carried.
FIVE MORE JOBS .
FILLED BY DUNNE
Springfield. III., May 23 The fol
lowing appointments were sent to the
senate today by Governor Dunne:
George I. Kendrick. PittsBeld, public
administrator of Pike county, vice Nie
bur. Edward S.Hill, Cairo, public admin
istrator of Alexander county, vice Gil
bert. W. B. Cooney, Pekin, public admfn-
j istrator of Tazewell county, vice Con
James H. Jenkin, Marion, public ad
ministrator of Williamson county, vice
H. E. McLaren. Rushvllle, Schuyler
county, trustee of Western Illinois
State Normal school, rice Mains.
THE WEATHER )
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rack Island, Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair and cooler tonight
and Friday with westerly winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 88; highest
yesterday, 92; lowest last night, 64.
Velocity of wind, 7 p. m., 6 miles
an no'ur; !""
Precipitation, .01 Inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 50; at
7 a. m., 87.
Stage of water, 8.4, a rise of .2 inch
in 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening star: Saturn. Morning stars:
Venus. Jupiter. Mercury, Mars. Pat
urn sets northwest by west and ceases
to be an evening star. The planet is
in conjunction with the sun nt 1 p. m.
BY NEGRO'S HEAD
Washington, D. C, May 29. William
Mocre, a negro, stopped a brick yes
terday after it had fallen 10 stories.
When it hit Moore's top piece it broke
in bits. He sat down suddenly and
apparently was a subject for the con
cern of the coroner. Workers on the
building summoned a physician, but
before he arrived Moore was up. To
day he is suffering with a headache
SCHMIDT PUT OUT
OF GOLF CONTEST
St. Andrews. Scotland. May 29. W.
Heinrich Schmidt, a young player of
Worcester, Mass., was beaten today
in the sixth round of the world's
amateur cHampionshlp by H. H. Hil
ton of the Royal Liverpool Golf club,
at the 19th hole.
Schmidt, who learned golf whi.e a
caddy, and w orked his way through
college, has been the sensation cf the
championship tournament owing to
his remarkable skill.
He met in the various rounds some
of the leading goiters of the British
Isles, but succeeded la fighting his
way to the sixth round, in which only
eight players were eft The contest
was keen and at tne lsth hole was
still a tie. The veteran then, playing
an extra hole, beat the young student
end put the last American contestant
out of the tournament. At the out
ward course Hilton's score of 38
strokes w-as one better than Schmidt's,
who took 39. Coming home, including
the extra hole, the cards read 42 each.
HOLDUP MEN STRIP THEIR
VICTIM OF HIS CLOTHES
Chicago, 111., May 29. Stripped of
all his clothing because he had no
money or valuables, and given a pair
cf overalls and a pair of old shoes hy
three robbers who today held him up
while he was passing an alley, was were blown to pieces and portions of ea no food aince she waa rearrested j turn them over to caterers to be
the story told the police by Arthur their todies were picked up a long , and taken to Hdloway Jail. She Is flavored and served instead of expea
Beaubeln, a clerk, I distance out in the Mediterranean. j said to be very weak. sive ices and sherbets.
ALLIES READY TO
SIGN FOR PEACE
London, May 29. It is practically
certain a treaty of peace between the
Balkan allies and. Turkey will be
sTedTth British forejgp office by
the peace -delegates'of t&V various
states concerned tomorrow? Bul
garia and Turkey have definitely de
cided to sign the document in defer
ence to the wlhses of Sir Edward
Grey, foreign minister. There is little
doubt that Greece and Montenegro
will do likewise.
The principal Servian peace delega
tion in London received a dispatch
from his government authorizing him
to sign a preliminary treaty of peace
Salonika, May 29. A dispatch from
a trustwerthy course says the Bul
garian troops have destroyed the vil
lage of Hadji, between Salonika and
Serres, and massacred the Mussel-
Superior, Wis., May 29. Damage
of $200,000 was caused this morning
by a torrential rain which caused
streams to over run their banks and
destroy property in their path. The
Soo line freight yards and terminal
buildings was damaged $100,000,
KJgnt tracks were carried away,
freight cars overturned and the en
tire yards covered with water for
nearly a mile. Traffic in and out of
the city over all lines of the Soo road
is stopped. Seventy-five young lady
students were marooned ia the state
normal school until raft3 were built
to ferry them across to dry land!
Houses are isolated by water and in
habitants were reached by rafts,
The Superior Northern league team
ball park is under several feet of
Duluth, Minn., May 29. Nearly two
j undrd damage was done
here by a severe electrical storm in
th northwestern part of the city early
New York. May 23. Rectors has
failed. The corporation operating the
hotel and restaurant of that name, one
of tne mogt pretentious in the theatre
district, owea nearly a half million
The assets are not more than fifty
thousand. A receiver has been ap
pointed. DYNAMITE SENDS
BODIES INTO SEA
Fort Vendres, France, May 29. An
explosion of dynamite in a factory just
outside this port today killed five men
and injured 20 others. The report
was heard 20 miles. Tne men killed
Foreign Nations Protest
Against Tariff Bill
CLAUSE FOR 5 PERCENT
Finance Chairman Says Senate
Committee Has Decided to
v . Drop It. ,
Washington, D. C, May 29. Sena
tor Simmons, . chairman of the finance
committee, definitely announced after
a conference with President Wilson to
day that the proposed five per cent
differential ' on imports on American
owned or controlled vessels would be
dropped from the tariff bill in the
senate owing to protests from foreign
Chairman - Underwood of the house
ways and means committee asked
about the probable action of the house
should the tariff bill come back with
an amendment to eliminate the five
per cent clause, said personally he fa
vored retention of the provision as one
of the ways of building up a merchant
"Foreign nations discriminate in fa
vor of their own shipping," said Under
wood, "and I don't see why we should
WILL OBEY ADMINISTRATE.
Underwood did not indicate, how
ever, whether there would be any ef
fort to retain the provision if the ad
ministration raised a strong objection.
The senate subcommittee working
on the cotton schedule Is said to be
ready to recommend some increase in
rates. More than a hundred witness
es are reported to have favorably im
pressed senators with arguments that
some of the cuts are too great. Some
reductions are kr..n to have been
decided upon by the subcommittee on
the wool and metals schedules and on
structural steel, while-iron and
ferro-manganeBe probably will go to
the free list.
LOBBY' RESOLUTION UP.
Senator Cummins was ready to call
up in the senate late today his resolu
tion or an inquiry into the tariff lobby
which the presdent designated as "in
sidious." That it would be passed with
some modification was the opinion of
democratic leaders. Cummins today
introduced an amendment to the tariff
bill to put a tax of 10 per cent ai
valorem on stock market sales.
TOLICE ARE UPHELD.
Superintendent Sylvester and the
Washington police are absolved from
blame for disorders that attended the
big woman's suffrage pageant here
March 3 by the report of the senate
Committee which investigated the af
fair, presented to the senate today.
The immense crowd which flocked to
Washington and the fact that street
cars were permitted to operate along
the line of march up to the last mo
ment were charged as being princi
pally responsible. The police gener
ally are praised for the efforts to give
the marchers a clear path.
Detroit, Mich., May 29. Thomas
McCabe, a Detroit engineer, who
swallowed 10 grains ot bich'.oride of
mercury, a week ago, because Banker
Walker of Macon, Ga., said death
from its effects was painless, has recovered-
A solution of bicarbonate of
soda injected into the. veins by Dr.
Andrew T. Sherman saved the life of
"I believe if this preparation Is
used in such cases a large percentage
of them will be saved," said Sher
man. After swallowing the drug and suf
fering intense agony, McCabe decided
he wanted to live.
Chicago. 111., May 29 Mistaking bi
chloride of mercury tablets for a head
ache remedy, Mrs. Edith Calomer, 23,
took 4V4 grains last night. She has a
good chance to recover in the opin
ion of her doctor, who reached her
soon after she swallowed the deadly
MARCONI STOCK SPAT IS
CAUSE OF RESIGNATION
London. May 29. The Jewish Ex
press states Sir Rufus Isaacs, attor
ney general, - recently tendered his
resignation on account of a controversy
over transactions by him and Chan
cellor of the Exchequer Lloyd George
In Marccni shares, but that Premier
Asquith declined to accept it.
Mrs. Pankhurst Starving
London, May 29. Mrs. Emmellne
INVITES OTHERS TO JOIN
Declares It Will Continue to Fight for
Social Justice for All the
Washington, D. C, May 29. The
progressive party in the house ot
representatives went on record yes
terday in opposition to the amalgama
tion with the republicans proposed in
the recent Chicago and Washington
conferences of leaders of the republi
At a meeting presided over by Pro
gressive Leader Murdock it was as
serted that the party is growing phe
nomenally and that it offers the only
refuge for progressive republicans
The resolutions adopted recited that
"at the several recent so-called re
publican harmony meetings a few of
the many abuses committed by the re
actionary leaders of the republican
party were openly confessed and the
fundamental reasons for the forma
tion of the new party made doubly
CALL FR RACROTS.
It was pointed out that the progres
sives have a distinct program of leg
islation for social betterment. The
The progressives of the Sixty-third
congress, in open conference, moved
by the deep conviction of the per
manency of the progressive party,
hereby extend to the progressive men
and women of all parties a sincere in
vitation to join the progressive party,
which, unallied now and for all time
with anything reactionary, stands for
social and industrial justice for every
man, woman and child in this - great
nation, and as a living protest against
the evil influenco . of special privi
PLAN' OF FUSION SPURNED.
"All the old party is about to do
now is hold a postmrftem," observed
Representative Murdock. "I for one
will never go back to the republican
party, and I believe the rank and file
of republicans will come to us."
"There can be oo amalgamation of
the progressive and republican par
ties at the1 top," said Representative
Hlnebaugh of Illinois, who offered the
resolution. "Murdock, Payne and
Cummins never could get together.
The only amalgamation ' possible
would be at the bottom. But there
are no signs of amalgamation being
desired by the rank and file of the
Marquette, Mich., May 29. Five
witnesses for Colonel Roosevelt, a rel
ative, a former member of the rough
riders' regiment, a former locomotive
fireman, a newspaper man and a for
mer judge, testified today in Roose
velt's suit for libel against Publisher
Newett. All the witnesses called by
the plaintiff asserted the colonel was
only a moderate user of intoxicants.'
The substance of the testimony giv
en by Phillip Roosevelt, a young son
of the colonel's cousin, W. Emlen
Roosevelt, Charles W. Thompson, a
New York newspaper man, who was in
Washington during the seven years of
Roosevelt's terms; Andrew A. Beal, a
former locomotive fireman, Edwin
Emerson, a Cuban rough rider com
mander, and A. Z. Blair, former judge
of the common pleas court of Ohio,
who two years ago cfi-rranchised sev
era? hundred voters in Adams county,
Ohio, for illegal voting, was:
That during his campaign In Cuba
with the rough riders, Roosevelt
drank only black coffer or water, never
liquor of any kind. That during nis
political campaign, the colonel drank
..impagne only occasionay.
"He kept a gentleman's cellar," said
Phillip Roosevelt. '
Dies Nearing 108.
Washington, D. C, May 29 Within
a few days of his 108th birthday annl-
veneary, Peter snippirio, a native or
Russia, is dead here at the home of
the aged and infirm. His mother died
at 110, and his father lived 100 years.
He is survived by a widow of 80.
TO CHEAPEN FEST
Cambridge, Mass., May 29. To re
duce the cost of living serve snow
balls for dessert. The novelty may be
employed in midsummer by the addi
tion of a chemical laboratory to the
kitchen and application to the Boyls
ten Chemical club of Harvard univer
sity for the recelpe.
At a banquet next month the win
try weapons of the small boy will be
tried for the dessert. Students in
! chemistry have been engaged to make
CLIMAX OF LONG FEUD
One First Wounded Gets Re
volver While Opponent ..
Bloomlngton, 111., May 29. Joseph
Stoughton, hotel proprietor, and C. G.
Preble, garage owner, engaged In a
duel in the streets of Lexington, 111.,
yesterday. Both may die from their
The duel occurred in front of the
office of Attorney Joseph Weakley,
where Stoughton had spent several
hours in making his will, expecting
trouble would follow a meeting with
STOIXJHTON FIRST TO FIRQ
Stoughton met Preble, who had Just
returned. No one heard what passed
between the two men. Stoughton
fired the first 6hot, shooting with his
revolver In his coat pocket. The bul
let struck Preble in the left side.
Preble ran upstairs to his room and
obtained his revolver, while Stoughton
waited for his return. After his re
turn Preble fired first. Two bullets
entered the body of Stoughton. One
penetrated his abdomen and another
his left shoulder. One shot missed.
Stoughton was carried to his home by
bystanders, who had seen the shoot
ing, Jut who were afraid to interfere.
Surgeons decided to bring Stough
ton to the Bloomlngton hospital, and
an effort was made to remove the bul
let last night, but without success.
WILL LEAVES ALL TO WIFE.
Stoughton's Will left everything to
his wife. There are no children.
Preblejs friends say that Stoughton.
has' been a trouble maker since he
first came to Lexington, five years ago.
Preble is one of the leading business
men of the city and is highly respect
ed. He formerly operated a veiiicle
repair shop, but several years ago
changed this to a garage and automo
bile supply station.
Trouble between the two men la
said to have started over charges by
Stoughton that Preble had exposed,
him for renting a room to a man from
the country who purchased intoxi
cants. MORE ATTACKS ON
Toklo, May 29. As a result of grow
ing attacks by the opposition, the
Japanese government today took elder
atatesmen and other leaders, Includ
ing Prince Ka'ura, former premier,
into confidence on the California ques
tion and submitted to them the text of
the American reply to Japan's pro
test. The text of the reply sent by
Washington emphasized the question
at issue is an economic, not a political
one. It points out that the state oT
California insists there has been no
violation of the American-Japanese
treaty. The reply concludes that the
courts of law are open and expresses
the hope that the question may be
solved satisfactory to Japan.
ASHORE; ALL SAFE
Queenstown, May 29. The Amer
ican line steamer Havreford went
ashore today in a fog in this vicinity.
She Is taking water forward and baa
requested that tugs disembark pas
sengers. She Is believed to have
1,00 paKsencrs aboard, 140 of whom
are second class, and the remainder
steerage. The sea is smooth, but the
shore along; this coast is very rocky
and the fog continues dense.
Government tugs foL-nd the Havre
fcrd at 6 this morning. She had
struck the rocks if Cork head, west
f Queenstown, and not Daunt Rock
as first reported. The passengerg are
being taken off.
The Havreford is commanded by
Captain Evans and sailed yesterday
from Liverpool for Philadelphia. The
Havereford suffered a serious explo
sion on board at Liverpool In July,
1908, when 12 were killed and 40 in
jured. Its length Is S31 feet and
breadth of beam 59. The gross ton
nage la 7.493.
Two tugs which left the Havreford
with 700 passengers on board reached
Queenstown this evening. Two other
tugs, are still alcngslde the Havre
ford tnd there is little doubt that all-
, the passengers and crew will be