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Associated Press Exclusive Wire J1J SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 198. SATURDAY. JUNE 7, 1913. -FOURTEEN PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. WILSON IS TO IGNORE WILD CLUB CHARGE BUFFALO BILL IS EFFICIENCY A THE ROCK' I CI S. HOME ED1T10H k3 WOOL TROST CHIEF IS SET FREEBYJURY W. M. Wood Held Not Guilty of Dynamite Conspiracy. SUMMER OPERA IN SERIOUS STATE WAGE FIXER, SAYSJUDSON Chicago Educator Puts Men Workers Into Three Classes. Townsend Must be Spe cific if He Expects an Answer. PEOPLE LEFT TO JUDGE President Declares He jU Exert All His Influence to Pass Tariff. Washington. D. C. June 7. Sena tors on the lobby investigation com mittee were of the opinion today that Senator Townsenas sensational charge that President Wilson himself j has virtually been lobbying for the tariff bill wouid not be taken up by the committee as an issue unless some specified eharse were made. Un less those are presented the commit tee will not likely follow up that phase. Tbe committee wan in recess today preparing for next week s work. White house officials professed to be undisturbed by Townsend's charge and It u said the president would not take a stand to make a personal answer unles a fptiflc charge was made agaiurt bini. An official declar ed Wilson was confident the people of the country would take ths posi tion that he is representing them In Washington and had a right to use all his influence for legislation promised la the democratic platform. It was denied that the "patronage club" had been wielded to keep senators in line. TOWi:l DKTUI.1 Tllfc TASK. Senator Townsend insisted that the activity of the president in support of free wool and free suear amounted to "undue influence." even though he did not use the "big stick" of pat ronage. "As the term 'lobbyist' Is generally understood." Mr. Townsend said, "and a I believe It was used by the presi- rtnt.j tn hip rrr-M.t statement. - On which this investigation was founded. It means one who tries to secure or prevent legislation by the u:e of means that are Improper; by the offer or payment of money, the granting or "withholding of favors by Insidious threats of polltlwl opposition, by the ise of patronage or the giving of political rewards. I know of no im proper lobbyist of that kind. "The nearem approach to undue In fluence exerted on members of con gress, I believe. Is the Influence ex ercised by the president and by the use and power of the party secret caucus." AM'iuiti: oi:ii io j o w n.sot. "Do you mean to say that is lobby ing?" demanded Senator Iteed. "A lobbyist is a man who attempts to influence legislation against tho honest conviction, the conscience and the notions of duty of the legislator," said Senator Townsend. "Because ct the Insinuation that a lobby exists to Influence them to vote for amendments they believe in, I think some senators will refrain f-orn so voting. This, I believe, is coercion." "You believe there Is a species of lobbying from the executive, as well as from tho outside?" asked Senator Cummins. "Yes, sir, I have no doubt about It," replied Senator Townsend. "I do not blame the executive any more than any other. It seems to be rath er popular nowadays. KOW OF NO I'lTHOXAGK. "Democratic leaders have been re ported as saying: 'This Is to be a matter the president must decide, and in order to be a good democrat, and receive the proper amouut of patron age, and not perhaps be opposed, you must support the party measure.' "Do you know any human being who can say as a matter of fart that President Wilson has either withheld or given appointments to affect the Tote of any man in congress " demand ed Senator Rr,ed. "No, I do not. I know only what I have heard rumored and seen In papers." said Senator Townsend. Senator Cummins said he Intended to Insist before the hearings are over that President Wilson furnish the cum- mittee with facts or Information on which he based his statements of "in- sidioua lobbying." Installation of a telephone in the president's room at the capitoi today stirred senators to a keener apprecia tion than hitherto that h is possible that they might expect Wilson In their midst any moment of the oay. On the president's last visit to tne capitol he ebtained a key to his room so he might come and go whenever he pleased, without notice. Wilson motored to Virginia today to play golf. TAKT A ISITOK. Former President Taft made his first visit to the While bouse tooay since he left March 4, to become a private citlien. He was a luncheon guest of President and Mrs. Wilson. but before he sat down to the White house table again he made a brief visit to the executive office and shook r Col. Wilkero ff Cocly Knoxvtlle, Tenn.. June 7. Physi cians attending William F. Cody (Buf falo Bill I, who became ill here yester jday, said today his condition wa3 grave. THE WEATHER II Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, fcr Rock Island, Davenport, Moline, and Vicinity. Generally cloudy and continued cool tonight and Sunday; brisk winds. Tern Lei atur at 7 a. m.. 51. H'ehes. yeslerdav, 86. Lowest, last night, 51. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 12 miles h Precipitation, 1.13 inches. Relative humidity at 7 p. m., C2; at 7 a. m., 72. Stage of water, S3; a fall cf .1 in last 21 botirs. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening star: Mercury. Morning stars: Venus. Saturn. f:irs, Jupiter. Superior planet Neptune ir. conjunc tion with the moon at 4:40 p. m. hands with old employes. Before his White house call Taft motored to the capitol and got lost. Alone and unannounced he went to the house wing and looked for Speak er ("lark in the chamber. The house was not in session and only an array of empty benches greeted him. He strolled through the lobby, looked at portraits of former speakers, and af t3r asking a few questions of the pages stepped confidently up to the door of Representative Underwood's office to And it locked. "I'm looking for Speaker Clark," Lsaid-JtoXUr. iThat s not his office, suggested a bystander, pointing to the proper door. "I'm looking for a gentleman nam ed Champ Clark," said Taft, as he entered. Clark jumped from behind a newspaper and shouted, "How are you?" They conferred some time. Both are members of the Lincoln Memorial association, which will meet here Monday. 'I am the happiest man in the Unit ed States," declared Taft, as he left the speaker's office. EDITOR KILLED IN AUTO COLLISION Erie, Pa., June 7. Frank McLean, GO years old, editor of the Union City, Pa., Times, was instantly killed at midnight when his automobile was struck by a freight train at the Main street crossing in that city. Mi;:s Uer nice Barr, a school teacher, was prob ably fatally hurt. Four other occu pants were slightly injured. MINERS ARE SLAIN BY AN EXPLOSION Sbamokln, Pa., June 7. Two miners were killed and mora than a dozen Injured today in an explosion In Scott shatt, four miles from here, operated by the Susquehauna Coal company. Officials of the company announced no men were entombed, but mine work ers declared they believed other men were still In the mine. The explosion occurred in the sec ond lift of the slope almost a milo underground, and the slope immedi ately caught II -e. After a several hours', search rescuers came upon a group of 20 men in the burning trfiaft. They were unhurt and were taken to the surface. It is not believed any more are in the mice. FINE CHESTERTON ON LIBEL CHARGE London. June 7. A verdict of guilty was returned against Cecil Chester ton, brother of G. K. Chesterton, the author, In criminal court today on a charge of criminal libel. He charged Godfrey Isaacs, managing director of the Marconi company, with corruption in connection w ith the British govern - ment's wireless contract. Some of the most prominent lawyers in England were enraged In the case. He was , fined $00 and costs, which will be ex ceedingly heavy. He will be kept t prison until the fine is paid. LITTLE HELP FROM LAW Industrial Training Suggested for Semi-Competent at Vice Inquiry. Chicago, 111., June 7. Harry Pratt j Judson, president of the University of ' Chicago; William T. Abbott, vice pres ident, of the Central Trust company, and A. W. Harris, president of North western university, testified today be fore the O'Hara commission. Most of the graduates enter business, said Jud ecn, and were soon thereafter finan cially able to marry. "WSiat becomes of the girl gradu ates?" asked O'Hara, "I am harpy to say most of them marry," replied the educator. He said school and college courses should be shortened in order to start young men and women on the serious business of life earlier. O'Hara wanted to know whether the law should provide a minimum wage for a minimum of efficiency. In re sponse, the witness arrayed workers in three classes efficient, eemi-effl-cient and inefficient. "The efficient man will earn more than any law can provide," said Jud son. "He can take care or nimseir. Fcr the semi-efficient we might pro vide Industrial training." He had no remedy for the Inefficient. On a minimum wage, Judson said: "You may provide a minimum wage which would give a man what he needs; uo law can provide a wage which wouM give a man what he wants." WOU.D DESTROY EFFICIENCY. On thesiLo.p of a minimum wage tabllshment of a minimum wage in fcf K,nV n-nntfl ho Hid Tnntt afflplATlt Tnth- I od of destroying efficiency human in genuity could devise." Harris said every girl should be giv en rudiments of a business education. He believtd It to be the duty of a community to see that a girl thrown on her own resources was able to live respectably. He thought an inquiry by the commission along this line le gitimate. "E. H. Harriman left a fortune of $100,000,000," remarked Harris, "yet that was not too much compensation for a rare individual who made whole railroad systems more efficient and in directly worked to the welfare of hun dreds of thousands of ' 'working men and women." MRS. VOI XG HEI.PFII.. Following is the substance of the testimony of the witnesses heard yes terday in which is set forth informa tion offered hy Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, which Lieutenant Governor O'Hara said was more helpful to the commis sion than that of any other witness to daTe. A merchant asserted that an empty stomach did not exist is Chicago. Following Is the gist of the evidence: Mrs. Young: "Inadequacy of wages paid family heads, by shortening the supply of food to echool children. thereby weakens their bodies as mind supporters and lessens the mental and moral capacity and fiber of the chil-. dren who are underfed. The time Is not far distant when training in schools will be training the studsnt as a tool for carving out his future, rather than to train his capacity for storing up knowledge of whit men have done in the 'past. It Is our Idea to change the coraAon ambition of every boy to be president to an am bition to be master in that line of activity he finds himself best fitted for. Empty stomachs mean lessened ambition, blunted hope and inade quate effort. Vocational schools not enly train the youth how to do, but they educate him to direct the doing with a quick, an active and appreciat ive brain. They mean less loafers, less lazy children, less human inef ficiency." nOEXVAI.I LACKS FAITH. Julius Rosen aid. president Sears, Rcebuck &. Co.: "I won't express any opinion for the commission. I don't believe the commission is sincere; I have no faith in it; I think it a body of sensation-seeking politicians." James B. Forgan. president First j can. W ny sucn I your commission is making that It t will be fettled properly." Joseph Basch, vice president. Siege & Cooper: "There Is no such thing it Chicago as the empty stomach. The : coet of living has increased only 12 J or 15 per cent in 12 years, not the higher amount supposed, ! Theodore W. Robinson, first vice ; president, Illinois Steel company: - "We who have money spend It to give inour children industrial education in! J lexical schools after big!: school OFFICER GUILTY AS CROOKS' ALLY San Francisco, Cal., June 7. The state scored heavily in the prosecu tion of members of the San Francisco police force for. alleged complicity in the operations of the notorious "forty thieves" bunco game, when Franls Esola, former detective, was found guilty late last night The Jury was out four hours. Esola was indicted . on a specific 1ainz connived .with Mich ' J. J larmcr.OT $ v a convict in rabVing a . . Wha sevett.other po licemen, all ofVhom are awaiting trial on conspiracy charges, he was accus ed by four confessed bunco men of complicity in swindling operations said to have yielded the bunco ring more than $300,000 since 1S05. from which time, the confidence men de clared, they worked under police pro tection. Esola had served 1C years In the police department. and we get not even an apprentice's wage back. Why not let the pcor par ent be allowed to give his child indus trial education, even in the school of actual work, and, because he is poor, get back the $5 the girl or boy earns thereby?" COURT ASSESSES SUFSTOl DAMAGE London, June 7. Mrs. Pethick Lawrence, Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, Chrietabel Pankhurst and Mrs. MabeJ Tuke were condsmned to pay $1,840 damages in a suit brought by a num ber of West End shopkeepers for tho smashing of windows in suffrage; raids. The hearing lasted three days. Three suffragets who attempted to interrupt the deliberations of the Bal kan peace conference at St. Jame' palace yesterday, today were fined $5 each or 14 days' imprisonmsnt. PAGE SPEECH IS A KIT IN LONDON London, June 7. Walter HInes Page, American ambassador, is com plimented in editorials cppearlng in the evening newspapers today on his first speech in England given last night at a banquet in his honor by the Pilgrims society. Writers expref pleasure that he devoted his speech to cementing the bonds of friendship be tween the two countries. REDUCED RANK TO 31 MOORE'S AIDS Washington, D. C, June 7. Thirty one employes of the weather bureau have been reduced for connection with the alleged political activity which re sulted in the recent dismissal of for mer Chief Willis Moore. Henry Heis ketl, professor of meteorology, and D. J. Carroll, chief clerk, have been sus pended without pay pending an lnves- ' tiga lion. Charges have been preferred against j SO employes in ail, alleging that they had procured increases in salary or promotions in grade in return for pro moting Moore's candidacy for secre tary of agriculture in Wilson's cabinet. Thirty-one have already been demoted to their former status, Secretary Hous ton announced today. CRAGANOUR SOLD FOR A FANCY PRICE London, June 7. The sum of $150,- 000 was paid today by the government of Argentina -for- the horse Craganour, which was first in the Derby Wednes day, but was disqualified for bumping, BOLT HITS CHURCH; 3 DIE Edifice in Baileyville, III., Destroyed Wind Causes Damage. Baileyville, 111., June 7. Three men were instantly killed and a fourth was seriously shocked yesterday af ternoon when a bolt of lightning struck the steeple of the German Reformed church here. The church was destroy ed by the resulting fire. The dead: J. -W. DU1TSMAN. WESSEL HOEK. CLASS MEYERS. Ontje Oltman was severely shocked, but will recover. A small cyclone struck Bolton, a hamlet three miles west of here, un roofed the Chicago Great Western sta tion and wrecked scores of small farm buildings. At South Freeport a freight car was blown from the siding onto the main track and it ran 20 miles eastward until it reached a steep grade. Traffic stopped until the runaway car was found. 4 KNOX BOYS NEAR DEATH Rowboat Capsizes and Occupants Are Rescued With Difficulty. Galesburg, III., June 7. The annual stag picnic of the Knox college senior class was broken up yesterday by an accident, in which four graduates near ly lost their lives. Herbert L. Miller, Thomas Lamont, Walter Lindquist and Thompson Rowe w ere- thrown into the water when a rowboat upset in the middle of Highland lake. By helping each other and with the aid of class mates the boys,' thoroughly ex hausted, were finally rescued. FIRE AT ASYLUM CAUSES A PANIC AMONG INMATES Weyauewga, Wis., Juhe 7. The Waupaca county asylum for the in sane, ".oca'.ed a half mile from here, caught fire at 7 this morning and one wing of the structure was destroyed. None cf the inmates were injured. The patients., numbering several score, were taken out ana conveyed ln wagens and automobiles to a pub - He hall here, where women assisted in allaying the excitement. Mis Davison Sinking. Epeom, England, June 7. Miss Em ily Davison, injured in an attempt to fctco the king's horse at the derby, is in a sinking condition. Doctors have abandoned hope. To Form New Cabinet. Budapest, June 7. Emperor Fran cis Joseph has requested Count Tlzsa, speaker of the low er bouse of the Hun garian parliament, to form a new cabi net to replace the cabinet under Dr. von Lukacs. who recently resigned. It is expected Tizta will again appoint Lukacs and his colleagues to the of fices they formerly held. SMALL FIELDS IN MADISON EVENTS Madison, Wis., June 7. Lowering skies and chilly weather prevailed for the 13th annual conference meet. Cold winds swept Randall field and threat ened to interfere seriously with run ners and competitors in the field events. A heavy steam roller was run over the track today in an effort to squeeze out some of the water that soaked In during the rain of last night. While the cold weather was expected to prove a handicap to the Californlans and Missourlans, Illinois and Wiscon sin rooters were more hopeful today. Following the Olympic fashion, offi cials of the meet were to appear in white trousers, blue coats and white yachting caps. "Scratches" reduced the fields In nearly every event, and it was said the number of competitors would probably be the smallest that had taken part in a conference meet in the last seven years. Indiana, Drake and Ames with drew all their entrants. JERE K.COOKE TO MARRY AFFINITY New York, June 7. Some time next week Jere Knode Cooke, former Hemp stead, L. I. clergyman, whose wife di vorced him yesterday, will be married to Floretta Whaley, with whom he eloped six years ago, according to Cooke's lawyers. "The honeymoon." said the lawyer, "will probably be an afternoon off, a good dinner and an evening at the theatre. They will not be married by a minister. The ceremony will be a civil one, although one of the most re spected clergymen in New York ex pressed a willingness to officiate." Cooke was working as usual today on a downtown skyscraper at his trade of painter and decorator. Iowa Travelers Elect. Dcs Moines, Iowa, June 7. The Unit ed Commercial Travelers of Iowa, in final session today, chose Keokuk as the next convention city, and promoted W. B. Emerson of Des Moines to the rank of grand counsellor. Other offi cers include D. F. Scribner of Clinton to be grand junior counsellor. Criminal Case Dismissed. Chicago, III., June 7. Criminal In dictments against It secretaries and former secretaries of lumber associa tions throughout the country have been dismissed at the instance of the department of justice, it was learned today. Five civil suits filed by the government for dissolution of an alleg- jd lumber trust are still Xiending. AMERICAN NURSE JOINS MILITANTS Baltimore, Md., June 7. Miss Ellen LaMotte, chief tf the Baltimore city tuberculosis nurses, obtained an ex tended leave tf absence from the health department, and will sail June 21 for London to Join the mili'ant suf fragetes. Miss LaMotte, who lias long been an ardent equa'. suffrage worker, said today she considered the work te England "ncthlng ehort of magnifi cent". She is anxious to get Into the j thick of the gh. COLLINS IS CONVICTED Latter Had Turned State's Evi denceDisagreement as . to Atteaux. . ' Boston, Mass., June 7. After de liberating throughout the nfght, the jury acquitted President William M. Wood of the American Woolen com pany of a charge of conspiracy to in. jure textile strikers at Lawrence by "planting " dynamite. A disagreement tn the case of Fred erick E. Atteaux was reported. Den nis J. Collins, a dog fancier, who turned state's evidence, was found guilty on two counts and no guilty on the : other four counts of the in dictment. The first count charged conspiracy to injure unknown persons. The other counts alleged conspiracy against cer tain persons and a plot to damage property. The case, one of the most sensa tional that has grown out of the dis pute between capital and labor, was given to the jury at noon yesterday. The juror's began their deliberations at 3 o'clock, were locked up for the night, and came In at 10 this morn ing. BRISK ATTEMPT CHARGE. The court ordered the bail for At teaux renewed pending disposition of his case. After the verdict was at nounced, Attorney Hurlburt, counsel for Wood, asked, the court to direct an investigation of a published state ment that au attempt was made to In fluence Morris Shuman, one of the Jurors. Before the court made the charge to the Jury yesterday Sbutnsn was questioned by Judge Crosby, tne state's attorney, and counsel for the defense regarding a statement he was said t.o have made recently to tho district attorney to the effect that a man, unnamed, had Intimated to him he would have a business position for life and $200 cash if he voted "right." Upon assuring the court he could not be influenced by an alleged attempt of bribery, Shuman was permitted to continue in the jury box. The inquiry will begin next Wednesday. The judge instructed all the Jurors to be present. ' FUIRNnS CON Gil ATI I. TE WOOD. District Attorney Pelletler declared he did not believe Hurlburt or his cli ent, Wood, had even the slightest con nection with the matter. After the adjournment of court Wood waB sur rounded by a crowd of friends, who expressed delight at his acquittal. His codefendant, Collins, was the first to offer congratulations. Atteaux, while showing plainly disappointment at the Jury's failure to acquit him, expressed satisfaction at the outcome of Wood's case. The Collins case Is still open, but the fact that he was not called for sentence lends color to a report that by giving evidence for the proc.ecu tion he earned a suspension of sen tence. The prosecutor would not pre dict regarding another trial for At teaux. BLACKHANDER WHO ASKED $5,000 OF WILSON TAKEN Youngstown, Ohio, June 7. Gulsep pa Maroa, age 35, was arrested today by the secret service on a charge of sending a blackhand letter to Presi dent Wilson demanding $5,000. It is said the man admits his guilt, giving es a reason he "jcat wanted the money". The letter read as follows: "Mr. President: Send mo $5,000 or it will be the worst for you. (Signed) "Guiseppi Pornaro." It is said Pornaro is one of a black hand band operating this section and having connections in New York, Pittsburgh, Newcastle, Pa., Youngs town and Cleveland. The police are said to have a record of a number of houses in East Youngstown where the gang has met. St. Louis, Mo., June 7. Frank Mer curio, who saved $6,000 peddling fruit, committed suicide tcday soon after receiving a second 'blackhand-' letter demanding $2,000. Worry over the letter unnerved him. Ford for Philippines. Washington, D. C. June 7. It Is considered here practically TO.tain that Professor Henry Jones Ford of Princeton university will be appointed governor general of the Philippines. He will probably take office in the fall. Weekly Bank Statement. New York, June 7. Eank state ment: Clearing house banks and trust companies hold $30,000,000 reserve In excess of legal requirements. Loans (forraaoil 111 tt(tfi fiflA and tit H ,ka its decreased $11,000,000.