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TCt-1 ARGUS Associated Press Exclusive Wire JLJ SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 197. FRIDAY, JUXE 6, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS. HOME EDITION NEW POINTS IN REJOINDER SENTBYJAPS See Violation of 14th Amendment in Alien Land Law. TOKIO MUCH AGITATEDiTheWformebythefivestofcon. Mass Meetings Called to For mulate Protests to Uncle Sam. Toklo, June 6. The rejoinder of Jipan to the United rtates" note re iterates that the land bill passed by the California legislature violates the spirit of the Japanese-American treaty by discriminating agains a friendly power. It also declares the new bill lolates the 14th amendment of the I'nited States constitution, requiring a state to rrant fqual protection under its laws to all persons within its juris diction. Interest in the lanu controversy i3 unabated in Japan and continues to b the paramount topic of discussion among all classes. S'vcral mass meetings of proter.t arc being arrang ed. Japan has postponed a rrply to Pn a-'s proposed plan of international arbitration which is being favorably considered by 13 nations. OTK BF.FOHE CABINET. Washington. I). V.. June 6. An out- line of Japan's latest note, ascertain- J nlm 73 r hls services. City vouch ed In Toklo dispatches, has been re-er8 for amounts in Levy's favor v. ere celved In Washington with greatest , tntirniit hv nfflrinia mil rfininmatits . The note was read to the cabinet at the regular meeting today, and sent back to the state department to Coun sellor Moore, the government's fore most authority on Internat'or.al law. Diplomats agreed generally that the new point referred to yesterday by President Wilson as opening a field for "new and interesting negotiations" ci Japan's contention that the antl aliea lav vIolafrdTWTTO of the constitution. I. A W IXMHF.S F.Q It was accepted that Japan refers to that clause which declares no state hall w.prive a.ty pert. of lite, lio erty or property without due process of law, nor dny to any person with in its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws." Japan's contention that houses are Inseparable parts of real estate also is a new one, and It may be two weeks before a reply is made. CASHIER IS SHORT AND BANK CLOSES St. Iouls, Mo., June 6. A special to the Post Dlt-patch says the Pemiscot County bank at Caruthersvllle, Mo., has closed its doors and is in the hands of the state bank commissioner, as a result of the discovery of an al leged shortage in the accounts of A. C. Ttndle. the cashier. The shortage, according to President Cunningham, is at least $200,000. and may reach a quarter million. The greater amount of the allejj-. shortage Is In county funds and to make good the loss the bank has turn ed over to the bank commissioner $12,000 worth of property belonging to the official, who left here Saturday. He Is expected to return in a day or two. MURDERS WHEN HE IS NOT PROMOTED Pittsburgh, Ta.. June 6. James Mc Nalr. ticket agent at the union sta tion here, was shot and kild at noon today, aa! his chief clerk, Ralph Paully. fatally shot, by D. E. Sage, a clerk in the ticket office, who is said to have, become angered ove,c failure to receive a promotion when ccaiges were made recently in this depart ment by the railroad. Sage escaped. 70 ARE WOUNDED IN A STRIKE CLASH Stettin, Germany. June 6. Ten po licemen and 60 civilians were wound- ed some severely, last night in a pitched battle between striking chlc- . xry workers and the local police who mere reinforced by 300 policemen ) " from Stettin. The battle was a sequel -to the killing of a striker by a non ' striker. The suiter's comrades de- to them. This was refused. The po lice used a.bres and revolver. The striken replied with pistol shots. THE WEATHER Jj Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, fcr Rock Uland, Davenport, Mollne, and Vicinity. Probable showers and thunder etorms this afternoon. Cloudy and much cooler tonight. Saturday, gen erally fair, brisk winds. Temperature at a. m. 72, highest yesterday 77, lowrst last night 68. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 9 miles per hour. Precipitation .S3 inch. Relative humidity 7 p. m, 74, at 7 a. m. 79. Stage of water 8.4. No change in the last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening star: Mercery. Morning mr m re Vonllv Sfltlim .IJITHTPT I Steliauon casseopeia. low ueivin ja me north. Is in tlie proper position of the letter at 9 p. m. GOTHAM SLEUTHS IN WITH CROOKS New York, June C. A scathing ar raignment of the detective bureau cf the New York police departmtnt and a charge that a partnership exists be tween some detectives and criminals :re contain., d In the section of the Outran committee report on police conditions, submitted to the board of aldermen today. A brisk fight, over the adoption of the report is expectai. Benjamin Levy, the report says, who never has been convicted of a crime, testified at the request of officials in the detective bureau that he often in ;duced criminals to commit burglary In order that they might be a"-eted He was "trongly corroborated by repu table citizens. Ievy testified to one case in which Deputy Commissioner Dougherty of the detective bureau rave him $25 with which to purchase burglar tools. :ird aller surceeaea in a .ourgiary paia 'nd n tne controller s omre. uonr. frty and others involved were sub- pocnaed end asked to waive Immunity before giving testimony This they re fused, with one exception, and they were not interrogated. The report says the bureau is hopelessly ineffl cient and should be reorganized. SUFS IN ATTACK London, June 6. Militant suffragets today 'almost succeeded in interrupt ing deliberations of the peace confer ence between the delegates of the Dalkan allies and Turkey by organiz ing a demonstration outside St. James place during a session. The Worn- lan's Freedom league had called a meet- ing "to protest against the govern ment's supposition it was able to se cure peace abroad while unable to maintain peace at home." A crowd of hostile persons pulled speakers from a wagon they were using as a plat form and finally police arrested three speakers. COLLEGE ATHLETES ARE FLOCKING INTO MADISON Madison, Wis., June 6. The col lege ath.etes from Ohio to California assembled here today for the 13th western lnter-colleiate conference track field meet at the University of Wisccnsln tomorrow. Fifteen univer sities and colleges will be represented by 257 athletes. Entries by schoota include: Wisconsin, 38; Illinois, 28; Chicago, 25; Iowa, 8; Iowa State, 10; California, 7; Ohio State, 24. CUSTOMS OFFICERS SEIZE RIFLES SENT TO DUBLIN Dublin, June 6. A sensation caus ed by thj seizure today by customs authorities of a consignment of BOO rifles and bayonets on board the steamer from Liverpoo'. The arms were addressed to Baron Farnham, an IrUh peer, at his country seat, Coun- ty Cavan. Farnham served in Afrki, He is a leading unionist of Ulster and has taken a prominent part In the agitation against home rule. It is re ported the authorities discovered an elaborate organization in London for supplying unionist centers In Ulster with arms. SECOND GRAND JURY PUT AT WORK ON AN ELECTION Chicago. 111.. June 6. The second special grand jury to inquire into al leged frauds committed at the elec tion last fall bearing on the race for state's attorney it sworn in today before Judge Cooper on petition of three of the unsuccessful candidates. Oaks Stales to Jest Epsom, England, June 6. The "Oakes" stakes, or "feminine derby," was won today by J. B. Joel's Jest. Twelve ran. Jest was 8 to 1 against. The stakes were worth $25,000. The distance was a mile and a half. Ship Hits Mine. Athens, June 6. The Belgian steam er Kurlaad from Antwerp struck a mine near the island of Phleva. gulf of Athens, this morning. She was seri ously damaged and had to be towed to PhjJerum and beached. E RULE IS HELD IN BILL ON UTILITIES Cities Given Right to Name Commissions to Gov ern Concerns. NUMBER CHANG ESMADE Measure Is Advanced to Third Reading in House Sev eral Laws Passed. Springfield, 111., June 6. The home rule feature of the administration utility bill, reported by the house utility committee was retained in the measute by a vote of 49 to 36 when the house today tabled the Browne amendment striking out section 81 of the committee bill. Section gives city councils the right to appoint city utility commissions. Further' consideration of the utility bill, on second reading in the house. was postponed until next Tuesday on motion of Butts. The bill was made a Epecial order for that time. Interurban railroads were put on the same plarTe as steam roads, and with the latter eliminated from the operations of the utilities law. In terurbans are defined in the amend ments to mean any Interurban rail read extending beyond the limits of any city. Elevated roads are not in- terurbans under the terms of the law, and are not exempted with steam and interurban roads from the operation of the law. PEXSIOX BIl.l. KEEN ACTED . With more than one hundred mem' bers present, the house got down to the passage of bills today immediately following the reading of the Journal. Bills were passed by the house as fol lows : H. B. 704 Complete revision of coal mining laws. S. B. 288 Reenactjng the Chicago J POiitt, jgnsion bill passed originally two years ago unaer detects similar to those Tor which the supreme court declared other laws unconstitutional. The new bill makes but one change in the former law. In case of death, policeman's widow and children under 10 shall receive the same pension to which the widow is entitled. H. B. Cll Providing courts having 10 judges shall be divided into chan cery and law divisions, three to sit in chancery, and the other seven to sit In law. The measure Is said to relieve cnaotic conditions in the superior court and circuit courts of Cook coun ty. TO It KG I LATE LOAX COCKRXS. On roll call the house concurred in the senate amendments' to Represen tative Hull's bill providing for the in corporation, management and regula tion of wage loan corporations, allow ing loans to be made on wage assign ments. It applies to the whole state. H. B. 148 Creating a city board of examiners to license masons and brick layers in cities of over 150,000 inhabi tants. Senator Compton's bill exempting pensions of war veterans from attach ment and sale on execution, was read the first time in the house and advanc ed to second reading without refer ence. PETITION DENIED BY STATE COURT especial to The Argus.) Springfield, 111.. June 6. The su preme court today denied the Detition j for a writ of certiorari to Stephen (Wilder, Parker H. Wilder and Charles i M. . Wilder, in order that their case against the commisioners of the White side and Rock Island special drainage district of the counties of Whiteside and Rock Island might be appealed to the supreme court from the appellate court for the second district. Only the mere order denying the writ was made by the supreme court. The circuit court cf Whiteside vOunty had dis missed the petition for a writ of man damus, asked for by the Wilders, to compel the drainage commissioners to drain their' lands. DYNAMITE FACTS IN JURY'S HANDS Boston. Mass.. June 6. The case of the alleged dynamite "planting con spirators. William M. Wood, Ffed At teaux and Dennis Collins, was triven to the jury today. Judge Crosby in structed the jury to return a verdict o each of the six counts of the In dictments, but to find the defendants not guilty on the sixth count, wai-:h charges conspiracy to injure certain buildings and other property. No evi denes to support this charge was pre- sented, the court said. :- THOMAS SHOWS A STRONG LOBBY IN SUGAR FORCE Washington, D. C, June 6. Fur ther evidence of organized efforts of anti-free sugar forces to bring pres sure to bear upon western democratic JerMrtsirs.'an'd' corigressmfclf.to align them asarsst Wilson e tree sugar plan, was, given, the lohby committee to day by Senator Thomas of Colorado, member of the finance committee. He produced hundreds of telegrams, scores of letters, pamphlets and news paper clippings, which he believed showed an organized attempt to manu facture public sentiment in Colorado to affect the action of senators and representatives. He said he was in formed by some signers that they were forced to attach their names be cause of financial obligations to per sons directing the movement. Senator jfhomas said the only re mark to him that might be considered "improper" came from Henry-Oxnard, who represented the beet sugar inter ests opposed to free sugar. When he told Oxnard he probably would vote with his party and support the Under wood bill, Oxnard replied if the free sugar provision was retained con gress would "be here until snow flies" before the bill could be passed. There has been a persistent effort to influ ence his action on sugar, wool and lead, Thomas said, through a great number of letters and telegrams from Colorado and "the Rocky mountain states. Thomas Bald he declined to take part in the consideration of lead and zinc provision of the tariff bill because he had some interests. Senator Oliver of Pennsylvania, owner of 1,000 shares of preferred stock of the United States Steel corpor ation, said he had $1,500,000 invested in two Pittsburgh newspasrs and owned 7,700 preferred shares of the Pittsburgh Coal company. "I have always held that insofar as the iron and steel schedule is con cerned the steel corporation Is very much less subject to menace than would small manufacturers be to a change in rates", he said. "I" have never sought to influence any senator in regard to the tariff, nor has any one sought to influence me improperly". Oliver declined to give his Invest ments in copper or other lines he sa"id were not affected by the tariff. Sen ator Walsh insisted it was pertinent to ask how much Oliver had invested in copper properties. "I cannot concede yotiT right to ask that," returned Oliver. "You're dead right," interjected Senator Nelson, republican member of the cemmittee. Reed agreed with Walsh and Cum mins with Nelson.. Chairman Over man was absent. It was a tie. . - NEW YORK DEMONSTRATES BENEFIT OF ATHLETES New York, June C Ten thousand boy athletes gathered In Cntral park today. to show 700.000 New York school children and parents the benefits of physical training and encourage the use of playgrounds. The demonsira tion was arranged by public schco's - ! azd athletic clubs. Included In the athletic events were baseball, baskct- j ball, and eoccor fcotbilL THE ORIGINAL "SLASH" SKIRT PRESIDENT LETS A NEGRO SWING Washington, D. C, June 6. Presi dent Wilson today refused to inter fere with the death sentence of Na thaniel Green, a negro who last Christ mas night assaulted a white woman almost in the shadow of the capltol. Green will hang Monday, and will be the first man to pay the penalty in the District of Cclumbla for a felonious assault. ... ' Repeated delays in execution of the sentence recently moved a committee of 100 women and prominent officials in social life to petition the court to act with more expedition. SIX MILLION FOR RULER'S JUBILEE Berlin, June 6. From reports re ceived here it is estimated nearly five million dollars has been subscribed to various memorials launched in con nection with the 25th anniversary of Emperor William's ascension. In ac cordance with the emperor's wishes practically all this will take the form of charitable and educational founda tions or institutions for the public wel fare. One of the most interesting gifts to the emperor will be a marshal's bat on presented by officials of the royal military factories at a cost of 325,000. Six million jubilee coins, two-mark and three-mark pieces, will be distrib uted in a few. days to commemorate the anniversary. London, June 6. Andrew Carnegie will start for Berlin tonight Emper or William has flexd the morning of June 16 to receive him and his as sociates, who present a congratula tory address signed by many promi nent Americans. The emperor said June 16 will be the anniversary of the first morning he rose as emperor a years ago. GOFFERS GOES 0:1 OPERATING TABLE Washington, D. C, June 6. Sam uel Gompers, president cf the Ameri can Federation oi Labor, was oper ated upon here today: for a mastoid abscess. The surgeons said his phy sical condition was guch as to promise a speedy r'ecoverj. PLANS MADE FOR BASEBALL PROBE Washington. D. C, June 6. Plans for the investigation of the so-called "baseball trust" were made today by Representative Gallagher of Illinois, who will have a hearing within a Week before the house rules com mittee on his resolution. Gallagher declared today a half doen witnesses -would be sufficient to sustain his charge of a "monopoly." The list inchides former President Fogel of the Philadelphia Nationals, and men from New York, St. Louis, Chicago, Buffalo and Cleveland. - YOAKUM SCORED IN FRISCO DEAL AT WASHINGTON Washington, D. C. June 6. A splr ited attack on the financial manage- ment of the St. Louis San Francisco railroad was made in the house to day by Hinebaugo of Illinois in his resolution directing the Inter state commerce comuiisssion to ln- vetlgWe the operations of the com pany, now In receivership. "I am sat lsfied a thorough investigation will demonstrate the Frisco system scheme to enrich men in position to manipu late its securities.". Hinebaugh charged . the receiver ship was not actually necessary. TAFT IS A VISITOR WITH FRIENDS IN WASHINGTON Washington, D. C, June 6. William Howard Taft arrived today to spend several days as the guest of Mr. and Mr. W. J. Board man and Mabel Board man. A number of entertainments have already been planned In his hon or. ADVANCED COAL RATES ARE ORDERED SUSPENDED Washington, D. C, June 6. Advanc es' in rates on bituminous coal, from southern Illinois to points west of the Mississippi river, particularly in Iowa, averaging about 18 per cent, were to day 1 eld by the interstate comme-ce commibsioii to be unreasonable, and were ordered reduced. SPECIAL BASEBALL SEAT PUT IN STAND FOR TAFT New Haven, Conn., June 6. The Yale Baseball association has awarded former President Taft a special base ball chair In the grandstand behind the home plate. None fit the ordinary eeats are ample and one large seat was made where two were before. WORKMEN START CLEANING UP DEBRIS AT CAR BARN Workmen started this morning on the task of cleaning up the debris at the car barn that was destroyed by fire last Sunday morning. The Iron, brass and copper that was used on tfco ruin ed equipment will be sorted and dis posed of to some junk firm. 80 at Chicago. Chicago, . 111., June 6. The first "scorcher" cf the season struck Chi cago today. The government ther mometer indicated 90 degrees. Harry Green, chief stenographer in the state's attorney's office was over come by heat while making a report in a court room. He was taken home and the hearing of the case was de layed a half hour. $200,000 Lumber Fire. Petoskey, Mich., Jun 5. Fire to day destroyed the big placing mill and other property of the W. L. McManua Lumber company here. The Io3s is $200,000, with no Insurance. McLaughlin Defeats Rice. New York, June 6. Maurice Mc Laughlin cf California won his match wtih Horace Rice, the Australian, the Davis cup tennis preliminaries by three straight sets. WAGE LAW IS HELD UNJUST BY BUSINESS Would Eliminate Recog nition .of Merit, Says Chicago Banker- VICE QUIZ IS RESUMED Underpaid . Fathers Believed . One of Chief Causes for Fallen Girls- Chicago, 111., June 6. Fifty witness es. Including bankers and large em ployers, were scheduled to testify when the Illinois vice commission be gan a two days' session here today. At previous sessions fragmentary tes timony indicated that inadequata wages paid to fathers has more to do with vice than small wages paid their daughters. Chairman O'Hara Informed witness es they would not be put under oath, as the meeting was cooperative and intended to be mutually helpful. George M. Reynolds, president ot the Continental ,& Commercial bank, was the first witness. Boys working for the bank receive $20 to $23 a month when without experience, said Reynolds. The average wage of 827 employes was $75 a month. Would it make any important dif ference In dollars and cents if you pay inexperienced boys $7.50 a week?" asked O'Hara. Any change which eliminates merit and makes wages arbitrary would be bad practice, In my opinion," replied the banker. "In dollars or cents it would make little difference to us." f12 A WEEK LOWEST. James Simpson, rice president of the Marshall Field company, said his firm does not employ married men who are incapable of earning more than $12 a week. "Perhaps if you had better wages, more bachelors, w ould get married, suggested Senator Beall, former "stork" mayor of Alton, 111. Th wit ness laughed, and then explained the minimum wage for boys at the store was $8 a week. "You can't get them tor less.! It's the law of supply and demand. Moret wages, more marriages, more boy" observed Beall, raising -eye-brows in the direction of the witness. The wit ness 6aid a state law fixing a minimum wage for married men would prove a business handicap compared with states that have no such law. Beall stated 30 states have followed or are about to follow Illinois in atr tacKing me vice question urougn a minimum wage inquiry. COMMISSION ATTACKED. The motives of the vice commission were questioned openly on the witness sfand today by Julius Rosenwald, pres ident of a mall order house employing 7,000 persons. At the first session of this commis sion I came here prepared to help In any way I could," said Rosenwald. "I was on the stand two hours and ans wered every question. I produced our pay roll, which I failed to recover. I did my best, thinking that good might come of the Investigation. Since then I have changed my opinion. The com mission no longer has my confidence." The commission listened without av change of countenance, save that, Beall grew somewhat red and thereafter seemed unable to get the witness name right, repeatedly addressing him as "Roosevelt" and "Rosenvelt." Announcement of Roscnwald's opinion came suddenly when Beall asked hi! opinion as to whether female help was as efficient as male. "I prefer not to give this commis sion my opinion," replied Rosenwald. "I am willing to give any facts In my possession, but do not care to give my opinicn." Roiyenwald denied he em ployed detectives to shadow memberi of the commission. Grain Inspector Dead. Chicago, June 6. Thomas Costello, supervising inspector of the Illinois grain inspecting department, died to day of pneumonia. LABOR EDITOR IS FACING SENTENCE Paterson, N. J., June .6. Alexander Scott, editor of the Weekly Issue, supporting the cause of the strikers, wa3 sentenced today to not less than a year nor more than 15 years, and a fine of $250 for "inciting hostility against the government." He wTil ap peal. Arrangements were made fpr his release on bail. Scott was sentenced under an act passed in this senate immediately af ter the death of President McKlnley. This makes it a crime to bold up to ridicule any department of govern- lu'meat, municipal, state or federal. It ; is the first time the law has bees in. jvoked la New Jersey.