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-4- THE ROCK Associated Press Exclusive Wire I SIXTY-S3COXD YEAR. XO. 233. WEDXESDAY, JULY 16, 1913. TWELVE PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. A H3v T nV ARGUS HOME EDIT RAISE ft HUGE FUND YEARLY F0RJU.0BBY Mulhall Declares Manu facturers' Pot is Half Million. IS USED TO FIGHT LAWS Senate Committee Hears of Ac tivities of Association Up to the Year 1908. Washington, D. C, July 16. A fund of a half million to seven hundred thousand a year was raised by the national council for industrial defense, an adjunct of the National Association of Manufacturers, for opposing legis lation manufactu-ers did not favor, was described before the senate lobby committee today by Martin M. Mulhall. He had no personal knowledge of the existence of such a fund, but declared a colector for the organization had re cently given those figures to the New York World. .He swore money was paid to him from the fund for political purposes, but he did not explain what the purposes were. Washington. !". C, July 10. Martin M. Mulhall brought his story of lobby ing activities for the National Associa tion of Manufacturers up to 190S be fore the senate committee today and testified about the work of the associa tion la promoting the taritT commis sion. "The association wanted Miles and Seliwedtman on it and wanted to con trol it themselves." Mulhall testified. He did not explain who Miles was, hut Schwedtman was secretary to President Van Cleave of the associa tion. James A. Emery, counsel for the manufacturers, wrote Mulhall Jan. 16, 1D0G: "Doubtless you know we had a tnssel on the floor of the house last Saturday, where an attempt was m.".de by democrats, under cover of an nmprrTrtleTrf'vir rrmpplTnry provision' .f the revised statutes, to enact some of the worst features of extreme labor legislation now before the judiciary committee. Our friends stood firm and the attempt to make campaign thunder was squelched in a most admirable way, and, very happily, a democrat, Swager iSherley. of Kentucky, took the chief part in defense of the existing law against the proposed amendmeut." WATSMX I..IMK1 lJOHITV. Another letter from Mulhall, which lie wrote at Indianapolis, June 17, 190S, to Schwedtman, at St. Lou!, reported how "Mr. Watson had a large majority of the machine under his control." "The convention of miners Is to be held here the 21st." it continued. "They certainly expect Oompers, Dun can and others. Three of the district president from the anthracite districts are my friends. I feel 1 might be able to do good work through those gentle men and It's too bad we are s-hort o$ funds when a convention is coming with opportunities for us." Mulhall said he met Van Cleave and Schwedtman on a train that was pass ing through Indianapolis, Jan. 10, 1S08, and told them of the Watson campaign, and spoke about $100,000 being needed. PliHF:H I tMI KIIIKMM.l . On Jan. 19, Mulhall wrote Schwodt inun: "Mr. Wa'son Friday told me that if there was any danger of any class legislation being brought up while he was absent from Washington to have Mr. Emery see Senator Hem enway. He also told me to write Em ery and say that Speaker Cannon would receive him at any time, and he could talk freely and fully to the speaker, and that ever thing would be all right." Mulhall got back to Baltimore poll tics and pushed forward two years to January. 1910. In a letter to I. 11. S. Catea of the nullders' Exchange of Baltimore he wrote: "The situation In Baltimore politics Is the rottenest of any city in the United States. Tam many hall In New York never played such politics as Is played in Balti more." Breaks Parole Seeking Work. Deg Moines. Icwa, July 16 Clarence Skaggp, who "made gocd" at a big Omaha bakery, so That he was ad vanced to sole charge of thousands of dollars worth of supplies every day, has been returned to the Iowa peni tetnMrr because he went across the state line to seek work when he was paroled a year ago. The commitment separated him from a bride of a month. Cains 10.000 Residents in Day. Kansas City. Mo., July 16. Kose ca'e, Kas.. with a psMtiaa of 1&.0"0 will become a part of Kansas City, as the result of an election held at Hofedile yesterday. In every ward of he suburb a majority of the voters favored annexation. Quits Post In the Pnilippines. Washington. D. C. July 16. The resignation of Prof. Dean Conant WrV fester, secretary of the Interior ofc the r.uippme government, was rrJbelrei jetterday by tie administration. II . THE WEATHER forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for Rock Island1, Davenport, Mollne, and Vicinity. Showers tonight or Thursday; some what cooler tpriigtit-, moderate winds. Temperature at 7 a. m., 7S; highest yesterday, 93; lowest last night, 75. Velocity cf -wind at 7 a. m., S miles per hour. Precipitation, none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 61; at 7 a. m., S2. Stage of water, 4.6; a rise of .3 in last 21 hours. J. M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening stars: Jupiter, Mercury. Morning stars: Saturn. Venus. Mars. Four stars of constellation Ilercules almost form an exact square due south from the point overhead and close to It about 0 p. m. IS FINED $25 FOR WEARING A SLIT SKIRT Richmond, Va., July 16. Blossom Browning paid $25 in Jude Crutch field's court today for wearing the slit skirt, and declared she intended to go to New York at once "where reople are not so prudish." She wai; charged with Indecent ex ; posure. The skirt, slit knee high, j held by the police as evidence, was restored cn her promise to sew up the Flash and net appear again In the streets of Richmond without a petti coat. Miss Browning's attorney argued the sale of the skirt by a licensed de partment store permitted her to wear it. The judge replied that a city license for the sale of firearms did not authorize murder. The court wag packed by the most relect audience It ever held. CHARGE A FRAUD TO GUGGENHEIMS State's Attorney Hoyne- In structed to- iflifettl in Divorce Case. Chicago, July 16. Declaring that the divorce of William Guggenheim, millionaire mining man, from Grace Brown Guggenheim in 1901 was ob tained by fraud, collusion and criminal conspiracy. Judges Windee, Heard and Baldwin, sitting on the bench today, instructed State's Attorney Hoyne to proceed with criminal action against the alleged parties to the fraud. The judges today denied a motion made by State's Attorney Hoyne, as friend of the court, to expunge the record of the divorce, declaring the matter should be taken before the appellate court, which has the ques tion Involved under consideration. The divorce which the judges charge was obtained by "fraud, collusion and criminal conspiracy. In which both the complainant and defendant actively participated." was granted by Judge inow governor) Dunne. SENATOR BACKING STAND ON TOLLS Lansing, Mich., July 16. Maintain ing that no treaty stipulation ei'her with Great Britain or other powers sustains the theory '"hat the United States may not justly discriminate In favor of American vessels, in the mat ter of Panama canal tolls," Senator Robinson of Arkansas today addressed members of the Michigan State Bar association convention here. The en tire question of Panama canal tolls was one that should be given serious consideration, he declared, because its determination in part at least will fix the government's polieey of canal con trol for an indefinite period. RAILROAD TRAIN IN HER BEDROOM Chicago, 111.. July 16 Mis8 Clara Marasfke was sleeping the untroubled sleep of her 19 yeaVs early today when suddenly something entered the room. It was a railroad train. The Marasske home stands on a railroad embank ment directly In the path cf a freight train which left the rai;s, several cars tumbling down from the tracks. One caved in the front of the house and stopped only a few feet from Miss Marasskes' bed. She escaped with a few bruises and cuts caused "by breaking windows and falling plaster. Gern-an' Avlator Killed. JueterbCg, Germany, July 16. Lieu tenangtoll. an army aviator, died to-da- ' froto the effects of injuries sus tained last evening when the machine struck the top of a tree at the mili tary aerodome and overturned. The passenger who was with Stoll was un-lrjured. REFUGEES AT DOIRANAARE MASSACRED Thirty Thousand Mussel men Are Slain by Bul garian Troops. SERES A FLAMING MASS Have Full Confirmation of Burn ing Alive of Inhabitants of Town. SalonikI, July 16. Full conflrma'ion of the reported sacking and burning of Macedonia and the town of Seres by fleeing Bulgarian troops and the cruci fixion, hacking to death or burning alive of many inhabitants, has been sent to Austro-Hungarian government by Consul Karl of SalonikI, who has just returned from Seres. Three fourths of a formerly flourishing town of 30.000 inhabitants is a mass of smoking ruins, says the consul. Another horrifying story reached lure today from Doirana, a town 40 miles northwest of Saloniki. The Mu6selmen there have made a written declaration countersigned by three local Bulgarian priests that the Bul garians slaughtered 30,000 Musselmen who had sought refuge in Doiran from surrounding districts. TIRKEV IX XEW MOVE. Constantinople, July 16. The gov ernment has determined dj push fdr ward Ottoman troops aft far as the stronghold of Adrianople, captured by Bulgarians after a prolonged siege in the recent Balkan war. It is 'under stood the government intends to take this bold action not only because of material advantage to be gained, but because of the moral effect it will have on Turkey's internal situation. It is expected by this that It means the government will be strengthened, and consolidated. -CnOftS NEW FROSTIER. --; Sofia, July 16. Turkish troops yes terday crossed the new frontier line and have already penetrated 20 miles into the Burnarhi6sar region in Bul garia. The Bulgarian troops offered no opposition. Christians In the district are alloged to be fleeing before Turkish troops, owing to their excesses. The officially confirmed cabinet under Pre mier Daneff has resigned. SLAYER IS SAVED BY NEEDY MOTHER Kansas City, July 16. A jury today acquitted William McNeil, charged with second degree murder in shooting Lee Self in a quarrel at a "can party." Announcing the verdict, Foreman Brown said to the defendant: "We are all satisfied you are guilty, but are go ing to give you another chance. Y'our mother is getting old and needs you. Cut out the can parties." ST. LOUIS OFFICER HAS $4.85 MEAL ON THE HOUSE St. Louis, Mo., July 16. Learning that a hungry policeman had eaten a i$4.85 meal "on the house" while on duty in the waiters' strike here, the fol lowing appeared on the bulletin board at central station: "Officers retailed at hotels will un der no circumstances partake of meals. There is no objection to a sandwich. A $4.85 meal partaken by an officer who informed the cashiher to "put it on the manager' will be subjected to charges before the board." ROOSEVELT AND SONS IN A BAD MOUNTAIN STORM Grand Canyon, Aria., July 16. A terrific storm, the worst in the region In several years, raged about Colonel Roosevelt and party yesterday at Bright Angel canyon, on the route to the bad lands hunting grounds. A crossing was made in a cage suspend ed from cable 800 feet above the river. Lightning played about the cage and the colonel and his two sons were drenched in rain. They suffered no other mishap. SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICER IS KILLED IN CHICAGO Chicago, July 16. William Jacobs, 73, general secretary of the Illinois Sunday School association, was killed today when he became wedged be tween two street cars. Anxious to Kill Burbank. Craig. Colo.. July 16. "Uncle Billy" Austin, for years a harmless old her mit living in his cabin nesfr Craig, was apprehended here yesterday, with his clothing filled with different poisonous herbs. Two guns and a knife were ! strapped on his waist, and a rifle was ;in his hands. Last night he admitted to pollca officials that he was on his way to California, where he intended J to kill Luther Burbank. GIRL IS SOLD RYA MOTHER FOR S30 CASH Milwaukee, Wis., July 16. Accused of buying pretty Anna Gorzo from her mother for $30 ant? shipping her to fVnWifurgrJBnry Herzog, 34, Trnd' Paul Boy, 28 today were arrested charged with contributing to the de linquency of a minor. The mother is the complainant. She asserts the men, who boarded at her home, so poisoned her mind against her daughter that she was willing to sell the girl. Her husband died six weeks ago. The transaction was com pleted Sunday. The girl was shipped east that night. Later, the mother, sorry she sold the girl, went to the police, and the arrests followed. PRINCE ARTHUR TO WED THE PRINCESS VICTORIA London, July 16. The betrothal Is announced of Prince Arthur of Con naught and Princess Victoria, the Duchess of Fife. Prince Arthur Frederick Patrick Albert is the son of the Duke of Con- uaght and Strathearn, governor gen eral of Canada. He -was born Jan. 13, 1883, and has served as personal aid to King Edward VII. and King George V. Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife, Is the elder daughter of the late Duke of Fife and Princess Louise Victoria, the daughter of King Edward VII. She was born May 17, 1891. Princess Alexandra underwent a thrilling ex perience in December, 1911, when the Peninsular and Oriental liner Delhi stranded during a storm on the coast of Morocco, near Cape Spartel. The Duke of Fife, the princess royal and the Princesses Alexandra and Maud were rescued in lifeboats. A few weeks later the Duke of Fife died as the re sult of the hardships he had endured. WISCONSIN PROFESSOR IS MINISTER TO CHINA Washington, D. C, July 16. Dr. Paul S. Reinsch, professor political economy at the University of Wiscon sin has been selected minister to China. He is a w'riter of recognized authority on oriental topics and far eastern politics. He has translated works in Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and German. Reply to Japanese. Washington, D. C, July 16. The American reply to the last two Jap anese notes on the California anti alien land law was delivered today by Secretary Bryan to Ambassador Chin da, who immediately cabled it to Tckio. The reply was not made pub lic. ' 4-DAYS' REGATTA BEGUN AT PEORIA Peoria, IIL, July 16. Three hundred husky athletes this afternoon began a four days' campaign for the highest honors in amateur rowing tn he Awarded in the middle west. The re- gatta is being given by the Central j States and Southwestern Amateur I Rowing association. ARBITRATION, NEXT STOP GEORGE S. GOX IS FREED BY COURT Charge of Misapplying Funds Against Ohio Political Leader Dismissed. Cincinnati, Ohio, July 16. Judge Caldwell in the common pleas court today, granted a motion of the defgnse ancl dismissed the case against George S. Cox, former political leader and financier. Cox was on trial for misapplying $115,000 of the funds of the Cincinnati Trust company. THIEVES SECURE $635,000 JEWEL London, July 16. Theft of a pearl necklace valued at $625,000 was re ported to the Scotland yard authori ties today. It is alleged to have been stolen during a transit by post from Paris to a dealer in London. The robbery was discovered here when the registered packet was opened and contained only pieces of sugar. The seals were apparently intact. As the-sugar was of French manufacture the necklace was probably abstracted in France. MATT00N POLICE AVERT LYNCHING OF A SUSPECT Mattoon, 111., July 16. Only quick work on the part of the police depart ment prevented a crowd lynching a negro in the streets of Mattoon last night. The negro, charged with no more serious offense than robbing a white man, was locked in the city jail. The mob was dispelled with difficulty. Then it was discovered that probably the negro is innocent. Reports came to the police depart ment about 7 o'clock that a white man had been robbed by a gang of negroes employed by the Illinois Central Rail way company south of the city. Two officers went to arrest the gang and one negro attempted flight. Chief of Police Sheer pursued the negro into the business district of Mattoon, fir ing five shots, none of which struck. The crowd attracted by the firing of the chiefs revolver, gathered and aided in the capture of the negro. Without waiting to ascertain the crime with which the negro was charged, the mob attempted violence. Three hundred men and boys gath ered round Chief Sheef and a patrol man and cries of "lynch him" arose. With drawn clubs, the officers kept back the crowd and hurried the negro to jail only two blocks distant. Investigation showed that two white mr had been in a crap game with the negroes and the game ended In a row In which the negroes threw the white men out of their shanty. The white men then complained. Heat Hits at 113. Kansas City, July 1C Excessive heat of yesterday, which reached 113 at Clay Center, Kan., and passed 100 at many joints In western Missouri, continued unabated today throughout the two states. Operation Fatal to Writer. Washington. D. C. July 16. Jack son Tinker, one of the veterans of the corps of Washington correspondents, died today after an operation for ap pendicitis. He ww 46. 8 PROVINCES IN CHINA QUIT NEW REGIME Pekin, July 16. In provinces of Kiang-si, Kiang-su, Kwang-sl, Fo-Klen, Sle-chde'ff. ' Hu-Nan, v Ngan-hwsl and Kwang-t.ung, are preparing to declare their Independence and form a south' ern Qiinese confederacy, according to apparently authoritative statements current here. Fighting continues in the province of Kfang-sl and Jarge number of northern troops are proceedings there. The Chinese believe Japanese are stir ring up strife everywhere. Japanese officers are said to be fighting on the side of the rebels. The presence of Japanese gunboats in the fighting zone lends color to this belief. The German consulate at Nanking was surrounded today by insurgents, it is stated, but in the event of attack the Germans will adopt their own measures of protection. The trouble arose owing to the German's recent Iy permitting extradition of two rev olutionaries who had taken refuge in the German concession at Kankow. MRS.HUNTINGTON NEPHEW'S BRIDE Paris, July 16. Mrs. A'rabella D. Huntington, widow of the late Collis Huntington of New York, and Henry E. Huntington, a railroad man of New York and Los Angeles, weer married today in the American church In Rue de Berri. Collis P. Huntington died in 1900. He left a fortune estimated at many millions, which he bequeather to his wife, his adopted son, Archer M. Huntington, his nephew, Henry E. Huntington, and an adopted daughtiy-, Clara Huntington, born in Detroit, Mich, and now the widow of Prince Francis of Hatzfeida-Wildburg. ECKHARDT AGAIN HEADS SHERIFFS Peoria, 111., July 16. Sheriffs at tending the International Sheriffs' association convention went on rec ord today favoring laws In every state of the Union against carrying concealed weapons unless first given permission. All old officers, headed by Louis Eckhardt of Davenport, Iowa, as president, were re-elected. Agreement Ratified. New York, July 16. Kepresenta tives of eastern railroads and of train men and conductors held a joint meet ing today and formally ratified the agreement to settle the differences under the Newlands bill, and tele graphed President Wilson to inform them whom he would appoint as a board of mediation and conciliation. New Poet-Laureate. London, July 16. Premier Asqulth today appointed Dr. Robert Bridges to succeed the late Alfred Austin as poet-laureate. He la 68. CALL WILSON HERE TO TALK OVERJEXICO Ambassador Summoned for Immediate Confer ence With President. P0WERSGR0WANXI0US Important Announcement from White House on Situation . Soon Looked For. Mexico City, July 16. Ambassador Wilton will leave here tonight for, Washington In response from a re quest from President Wilson for a con ference, to be held as soon as pos sible, on the general situation in -Mexico. Washington, D. C, July 16. PreBl. dent Wilson today, after an early con ference with. Secretary Bryan over the latest Mexican situation, presented by inquiries of foreign powers as to the attitude of the United States, ordered Ambassador Wilson of Mexico City to proceed to Washington Immediately for a conference. Ambassador Wilson will hurry north on either the battleship Michigan or Louisiana from Vera Cruz, if any de lay would be entailed by waiting for a commercial steamer. Officials here be lieve that the almost total interrup tion of railroad traffic between Mexico City and the United States will force the ambassador to make the trip by water. He is not expected here be fore July 23, at the earliest. KXPKCT IMPORTANT NEWS. It is believed in official and diplo matic circles that an important an nouncement of the attitude of the United States in the pending situation will follow the ambassador's confer ence with the president and Bryan. The president's action today, follow ing closely the unofficial announce ment that some of the foreign powers which already had recognized the. Huerta government were pressing fop some indication of this government's attitude toward the continued disor ders in Mexico, leads to that belief. Bryan positively declined to add any Information to the brief announcement of the ambassador's call to Washing ton. However, it Is assumed that the administration desires to learn from the ambassador directly what Influ ences actuated the foreign diplomatic representatives in Mexico when they jointly agreed to a formal complaint against the attitude of the United States in its relations with the Huer ta regime. IS I P TO AMBASSADOR. President Wilson has kept an open mind on the subject and is thought to feel himself bound to adhere to the policy announced early In his adminis tration of lending moral encourage ment only to such governments in Latin-America as were founded upon constitutional law and practice. How ever, it is understood he is ready to give due weight to any representations Ambassador Wilson may care to make. Bryan was asked if the coming of Ambassador Wilson to Washington would change his projected lecture tour. He replied: "The newspapers might have assumed that my lecture dates would not Interfere with busi ness matters Instead of assuming they would. All my lecture dates are made subject to cancellation." 200 MEN ESCAPE FROM A MINE FILLED WITH WATER Eveleth, Minn., July 16. Sixteen men were imprisoned in the No. 1 spruce mine here as a result ot an in rush of water following a tertific storm today. Two ' hundred In tile mine escaped. The mine belongs to the Oliver Iron Mining company, a subsidiary of the steel corporation. LUFFRAGETS IN ATTACK ON DUBLIN P0ST0FFICE Ixndon, July 16. An explosion at tributed to suffragets is reported to have occurred at the Dublin postoffice this afternoon. A sorter was stamping letters addressed to John Dillon. Irish nationalist member of parliament, when the missive blew up and badly injured the employe's hand. Fined for Sunday Game. New Haven, Conn., July 16. George M. Cameron, owner of the New Haven Eastern association baseball team; James M. Clarkin, owner of the Hart ford club, and 20 of their players, paid fines and costs aggregating nearly $600 today for having participated in a professional baseball game last Sunday, in violation of the law. Washington, D. C. July 16. Senator Penrose, ranking republican of the finance committee, said thrfre would be uo concerted minority action against the democratic tariff bill and be no minority report from the com mittee except as it might take the form cf criticisms by various indi vidual republicans. ..