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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 300.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1913. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GrUS. 1 HOME EDITION
CIVIL LIST TO
CUT, IS PLAN
Marshals and Revenue
Collectors May be Giv
en New Powers.
Arrested, He Admits Job
at IY!t. Vernon and Im
plicates Others. .
MOST ANY EVENING
HE'S HOMESICK FOR
E BY GIRL
ionaira Aliened to
Have Stabbed Student
While in Auto.
BOND GIVEN BY MOTHER
Injured Woman Claims to Be
Daughter of Wealthy Texas
New York, Oct. 2. Herman Oel
richs, a you millionaire, whom
Lucille Singleton, 13, who says she is
the daughter of a Texas mine owner,
accuses of having stabbed her while
she was riding In an automobile with
him Tuesday night, was arraigned to
day and heia oy a ponce judge under
5.000 ball for a hearing next Tuesday.
The postponement was owing to the
absence of the complainant, who is
confined to her bed. Young Oelrichs
was arrested while risking the girls'
apartment after she was hurt. Oel
richs was re'.eased on bond given by
Miss Mary Chambers, principal of
a seminary at West Chester, Pa,, says
tho Singleton girl attended school
there three years ago and was a model
htudent In clasres and habits. She
left school for a time, but returned
last year, leaving again after several
months. The seminary had not heard
from her sine kShe was first brought
to school by upr father, who said he
wa a miner of Dallas, Texas.
.IHI, t I T ni'.K TIME.
Miss Singleton, who lives at C0(J
West One Hundred and Fifteenth
street, went home yesterday morning
after her wounds had ben dressed.
She had 12 or 15 small cuts on her
face, her hands, and her left breart.
She refused to discuss the accident.
hut Mrs. Catherine) Dohblns. her house
keeper, talked for her and reiterated
Miss Singleton's statement that the
had been stabbed.
"Several detective have been here
and hav tried to make Miss Single
ton ay the cuts were caused by fly
ing glass." Mrs. Dobbins said, "but
M'ss Singleton won t have it that way."
Mtss Singleton" story at the hospi
tal was that Oolrlohs had called for her
early In the evening with his car. She
said she had an engagement that ev
ening to meet Matt MrCune, a Colum
bia student, but ronsentPd to go to
dinner with Oelrichs. Afterwards they
went for a spin up Broadway,
nr.c Mt; jku.oi .
Then the girl remembered her en
gagement at 10:30. When she insist
ed upon going home her companion
became very angry and said she
couldn't meet any one else that night.
Then, according to the girl's state
ment, the youth drew a pocket knife, j
opened the blade, and said:
"Do you see that knife? If you don't
remain with m, I'll stab you with it."
"Then I screamed." Miss Singleton
raid, "and without another word he
stabbed me several times. Then the
car bgan to wobble, because he was
drlv'ng with one hand, and Jt ran into
a tree. 1 was thrown through the
Search Continued for the Man
Sought in Connection With
Chicago. 111.. Oct. 2 Interest in the
murder of Mrs. Allison Rexroat cen-
trred today In West Chicago, where
the inquest was resumed. A dozen de -
tectives contiuued the search for th
m.vsterious "Spencer," who is said to
have accompanied Mrs. Allison Rei
ms? to Wayne, 111., the night she wa
shot dead and her body placed on a
railroad track. The Inquest was short
and brought out nothing new.
Road Congress Continues.
Detroit, Mich.. Oct. 2. The princi
pal session of the American road con
gress today was under the auspices
cf the American Automobile assocla-
tion. Th program included an ad
dress by N. P. Hull of Michigan, mem
ber of the legislative committee of the
MILLION IN FLOOD
DAMAGE IN TEXAS
Dallas. Tex- Oct 2. One million is
the amount of damage estimated to-
day done by floods in southern Texas.
Railroads lost many bridges and crops
EARTH SHAKEN IN
THE PANAMA ZONE
Washington Not Alarmed, How
ever, Over Effect on Canal
Panama, OC. 2. No damage was
done to structures of the canal by
the earthquake in the canal zone be
tween 11 o'clock and midnight last.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 2. Major
oBggs, In charge of the Isthmian canal
offices here, today cabled Colonel
Goethals at Panama for details of
shocks on the isthmus last night, with
special reference to the effect on the
anal. Officials are not uneasy, how
ever, aa it is recalled there have been
slight earth shocks occasionally since
i the Americans took charge of the
canal construction, and no damage has
been done to engineering work. It is
believed of enduring quality and that
the modern reinforced concrete con
struction will prevent any damage to
the locks, dams and approaches to the
canal. It is pointed out that the con
crete buildings In San Francisco with
stood the effects of the great shock
there In 1906.
TO GET AIRSHIPS
Obscure Frenchman Promises
to Revolutionize Rifle Firing
Has Cannon, Too.
Paris, France, Oct. 2. Sava Roge-
zea, an obscure Inventor, has just
demonstrated discoveries which prom-! crowd as an aspersion on socialism, j ward a staff physician was summoned
iie to revolutionize rifle firing. His i Thomas Rye. aged 73, is dead and j to look at Hoist and found him suffer
invention is a special cartridge with a "Nic" Hefti is under arrest. Rye was I ing from injuries in the chest and
double inflammable bullpt ripniz-ne.1 ' in a saloon when "Nic' Hefti n&Vpri I bumns on the iaw.
mainly for destruction of airships
without smoke, flash or recoil. The bul
let was fired from an old gun, carried
1.200 meters and went straight to the
mark. Instead of bounding, aa do ordin
ary bullets. With a modern gun it is
believed the carrying range will be
3.000 meters. He also claims the lfc-
mention of a cannon costing only $60,
jnl Uftbt it can be carried by two
nten, which throws a shell 7,000
Hooaier a Suicide in Texas.
Houston, Texas. Oct. 2. William M
Dammeyer, a business man of Indian -
Knlt . 1 . U - i . ...
vyvuo, triricu iub rirnrs in ci&
wrists with a tin tobacco tag and bled
to death while under detention here
yesterday. He was taken from a ho
tel yesterday because of his strange
i Indianapolia. Oct. 2. William M.
Dammeyer was a well-to-do business
: man j:nn.nni. IJA .
. . , , .
i benefiting his health, but relatives
here were unable to explain the ill-
oess which led to his detention.
Final Barbary Coast Revel.
San Francisco. Oct 2. The Barbary
coast of San Francisco celebrated its
last night with a revel that packed
its dives and filled its streets with
spectators. Between 500 and S00 wo
men and girls, suddenly thrown upon
their own resources, afford a problem
that the reform- forces that forced the
closing of Barbary coast are striving
to meet. The closing of the dives is
' to be accomplished by keeping women
J away from all the saloons and d'.vea.
THE WEATHER U
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina
Fair tonight and Friday, with mod
erate temperature, and moderate var
Highest temperature yesterday, 74
degrees; lowest, 52.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mercury. Jupiter.
Horning stars: Saturn, Venus, Mara.
Constellatlont'rss Major iGreat Bear)
pans the northern" horizon, the bowl
of the Big Dipper standing upright
about Up. d.
BOOK CONCERN ON
RED LIGHTS EDGE
Rock River Conference of the
Methodist Church Hears a
Freeport, III., Oct. 2. A protest "so
hot It should be written on asbestos"
was urged today at the Rock river
conference by Rev. J. K. Shields of
Chicago on the action of the general
book committee of the church in mov
ing the headquarters of the MethodiBt
Book Concern in Chicago to Wabash
avenue, "on the edge of the redlightj
These deacones&es were conse- i
crated: Horence Koup, Ida Backus,
Alice Hill and Maude Hamer.
Trace Tragedy to "Sociable.
La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 2. Because en
invitation to have another "sociable
drink" was construed in a socialist
' bis brother, Charles, to have another
sociable drink." Socialists resented
the use of the word "sociable." A free J strength and died shortly afterward,
fight followed. Rye's body was found Coroner Fenoille ordered a post
later in a slough near Isle La Plum. ' mortem examination, which developed
j that the patient had suffered six brok-
Fail to Act on G. O. P. Reform.
Washington, Oct. 2. The republican
congressional campaign committee
failed to find a quorum yesterday to Seiretary Bowen cf the state chart
act on plans for the reduction of table institution at Springfield and
southern representation in the party's ' State's Attorney Dyer, made a prl
natlonal conventions. Members of the j vate investigation, but they were un-
advisory committee, which submitted
1 the proposals for a change, explained
t . V. V ... . . 1 -
lueiii, uurcj. auuiuci uicciihk 01
j the full committee will be held within
a few weeks.
Ten Hurt in Auto Wreck.
St Louis, Mo., Oct 2. A touring
car overturned today injuring 10 oc
cupants near Madison. III. Mrs. Grace
Browning was seriously hurt
Piedras Neras. Mex.. Oct. 2.-Good
order prevails, but Americans con
tinue to leave In large numbers. A
mayor has been appointed pending
the arrival of Mexican federal troops.
Filibusters attempted to capture this
place from the American side of the
river today, but were repulsed by the
border patrol and neutral guards-
INMATE. IS SLAIN
Former Employe Admits He and
Two Others Give Aged Pa
tient Fatal Beating.
Kankakee, 111., Oct 2. William
Wolfe of Nashville, N. C, formerly em
ployed at the Kankakee state hospi
tal for the insane aa an attendant, and
wM waa arrested on June 23, charged
wnh the murder of Carl G. Hoist ot
Paxton, III, a patient at the institu
tion, confessed to State's Attorney W.
H. Dyer today.
In his confession WTolfe implicated
John Mahan, the employe in charge
of the ward, and also one other at-
tendant of the ward. Mahan was ar -
rested today and will be given a pre
liminary hearing tomorrow.
The third employe Implicated by
Wolfe has left the institution and his
whereabouts are unknown.
" The only reason which Wolfe garo
for the "beating up" which resulted in
Hoist's death was that the patient
would not stay in bed and they want
ed to "fix him" so he would.
PATIEXT FOR SHORT TIME.
Hoist was a Ford county patient.
He was 78 years of age. He bad been
insane for a year, but his condition
did not warrant his being placed in i
the asylum until ten days before he
On being received at the Kankakee
hospital Hoist was placed in the re
ceiving ward where he was kept until
the first week in March, when he be
came so restless that he was removed
to ward 3, south, where there was a
less tractable class of patients. The
morning following his removal to that
j The patient was removed to the
. hospital ward and gradually lost
i en ribs. Following the exoneration of
" ' . ... . .
oil t h a hner. ra fimnin o rr Ih
! jury a son of Hoist and State's Attor-
n IVvH. nt SYirrt rnnntr with
! able to gather information.
Wolfe shortly after the first invest!-
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gallon Oy tne nospiiai auiuurmes viiu
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kakee and was arrested and bound
over to the grand jury.
Today Wolfe sent for the state's at
torney and said he wanted to confess,
as he was satisfied the authorities had
sufficient evidence against him.
In his confession Wolfe said he had
been called by .'iaban into the ward
where Hoist was confined.
"Hoist would not stay in bed."
Wolfe continued. "Then Mahan said.
"Mahan told me to hold the patient's
ifcand ni h nd th P,
would teat him. I held his hands and
Mahan and the third employe held
him around bis neck and strangled
and beat him up. They struck him
for quite a while and I kept holding
"Mahan was in charge and it was
because of his orders that I held
Hoist's bands while they beat him."
IS A SENATE PROPOSAL
Provision Added to Urge Defi
ciency Bill by Appropria
Washington, D. C, Oct. 2. Provis
ion which would take all deputy
United States marshals and deputy in
ternal revenue collectors cut of civil
service, added to the urgent deficiency
bill by the senate committee on ap
propriations, which reported back to
the senate today, gives collectors and
marshals power to revoke appointr
ments oV subordinates at dlFi-retion.
The terms of fipe judges of the United
States commerce court were extended
to December 31, by the appropria
DELAY TARIFF REPORT.
Democratic support of the confer
ence report on the tariff bill appeared
united when the senate today began
to consider finally the democratic re
vision measure. When the day's work
was begun it was expected LafoU
lette, Penrose and others would speak
at some length.
Points of order were made against
the conference report as soon as it
was taken up. Senators Burton and
Penrose, republicans, held the confer
ence committee had put new matter
in the bill.
Penrose made every objection pos
sible to various amendments as they
came up and delayed progress of the
' ' MORB BACKERS HEARD
A delegation of Indiana bankers
was introduced to the president today
by Senator Kern prior to appearing be
fore the senate banking and currency
committee in opposition to the pro
posed currency bill.
PIN DEM. ACCEPTABLE.
The Russian government replying
to the inquiry of the state depart
ment, replied that, Henry M. Pindell
t nf TArtna HTinnla Oflltrkr uHll hn nr.
Guild, resigned as ambassador of the
United States. It is expected the
nomination of Pindell will be sent to
the senate immediately.
CLOSE A SURPRISE
TO SULZER'S SIDE
Governor's Attorneys Unpre
pared for Sudden End of
Albany, N. Y Oct. 2. There was
no morning session of the Sul er trial.
The sudden resting or the case of the
prosecution yesterday took the defense
by surprise. It was said mis morning
the governor's side probably would not
be ready for its presentation till next
week. Sulser's attorneys conferred
with him at length this morning, but
would not divulge the nature of the
The Sulzer trial was adjourned this
afternoon until next Monday after dis
posal of a few motions by the defense.
Both the governor and Mrs. Sulzer
are expected to take the stand before
the defense closes. The governor will
(defend hia failure to reoort the numer
vuo ii stsuiauaao via uiv ' UUI1U 1 1 a V
they were personal gifts,' it is believed.
Pardon Sought for Woman Slayer.
Harrisburg, Pa.. Oct. 2. The state
board of pardons was today asked to
I pardon Mrs. Kate Edwards, the Read
ing murderess who has been in prison
more than a dozen years, and
whose death warrant has been unsign-
! ed ,n the administrations of three gov-
ok. i i a . '
! ernors. ne is now 48 years or age
i and it is said her reformation is com
DROPS 5 CLERKS
Springfield, 111., Oct 2. Resigna
tions of five republican employes ln
! the office of the state auditor. W. H.
M. L. Glfford, Lewis Vogel and Joseph
Blrt, were tendered today. Their
places will be filled by democrats.
Investigation of reports to state
board of equalization will be demand
ed by W. E. Baker of Pontlac when
the board meets Oct 14. He alleges
reports made permit corporations to
I escape taxes.
v I W
"Uncle Joe" Cannon. .
"Yes, sir. You bet I'm going to
run for congress again. I didn't
think T would, but the other day an
old friend of mine came to me in j
Danville and said, 'Joe, I've voted !
twenty-one times for- you for con
gress and I'd like to make' it twenty
two, if you want it.' That decided me
and I'm a candidate."
Thus spoke Uncle Joe Cannon In
W. Kington the other day, when the
accompanying picture was taken.
"All this talk about the Bull MooBers
and the standpatters getting together
ig tomnryroVUSail...,'3 don't know
'frnfrfxAtTI? become a democrat If the
party really reduces the cost of living
as they say they will."
TO BURIED MINER
Thomas Toshesky to Be Re
leased From Lehigh Valley
Centralia, Pa,, Oct. 2. With 25 feet
more of solid coal to dig through, res-! Pittsburgh.
. . . , Jones is a new figure in the case,
cuers expect to reach Miner Thomas j The affldavt agalMtIm cnarg con.
Toshesky at the Continental mine of t Bpiracy to transport explosives illeg
the Lehigh Valley Coal company to- j ally.
morrow morning. The prisoner is
bearing his confinement very well and
was much cheered by a 15-minutes'
talk with his wife through a tube used
to convey food and fresh air to him.
Presence of Troops Necessary
to Disperse Rioting Mob in
Ca'umet. Mich., Oct 2. Rioting at
the Allouez mine in Keweenaw county
today was followed by the arrest of
six supposed copper strikers. Men
going to work were stoned and mount
ed troops had to use riot sticks ,
disperse the mob. Several other war
rants were issued. Many women were
in the crowd of 1,500 strikers and
sympathizers that tried to stop the
men going to work. . Nearly all were
In an ugly mood and many ' wer
armed with sticks and stones.
Troops, however, were soon in com-'
plete control of the situation. . Picke--
ing was general in the sTike zone to- ,
day There was one arreBt at Calu-
Lansing. Mich.. Oct. 2 If General
Abbey thinks more troops are needed
In the strike zone I'll order them back
there immediately," said Governor
Ferris today. He added, however, he- Ijndon. Oct. 2. Claude Grahame
hoped it would not be necessary. j wh'te is making serious preparation
Lansing. Mich., Oct. 2. A. F. Rees, for an aeroplane flight across the At
general counsel for the Calumet and j lantlc ocean.
necia company, asuea the supreme
court today for a mandamus compell
ing Judge O'Brien of the Houghton cir
cuit court to enjoin .strikers in the
copper zone from picketing and intimi
dation. The court did not announce
when it would make a decision.
King Gustave III.
Stockholm, Oct 2. King Gustave Is
confined to bis bed from the effects
of an operation for appendicitis in
1910. He is undergoing special treat-
ment Ko anxiety is fait
CONSPIRACY IS ALIVE
Ten Wreckings at Various
Points in East Are Men-
tioned in Confession.
New York, Oct. 2. George E. Davis,
alias McDonnell was arrested here to
day charged with dynamiting the. New
Haven railroad bridge at Mt Vernon,
N. Y., Sept. 3, 1911. It was said by the
marshal that he had confessed. Ar
raigned before a United States com
missioner, Davis waived examination
and .consented to go to Indianapolis
where he is under indictment for
transporting explosives. It is alleged
his confession implicated union offi
cials In Mt. Vernon with other explo
sions. He is also charged with con.
splracy with the McNamara brothers,
Frank M. Ryan and other officials ot
the International Bridge and Struct
ural Iron Workers union in th
.wrecking of bridges.
Davis was arrested on complaint of
a private detective, R. J. Foster, who
charged that the conspiracy of Ryan,
the McNamara brothers and 60 other
iron workers to illegally transport and
dynamite nronertv of tho imi...
Bridge company was still in exist-
ence. Foster said Davis gave him a
written confession. In a synopsis giv
en out by the district attorney's of
fice this afternoon 10 dynamiting
"jobs" in the east are admitted by Da
vis. They were mostly railroad
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct I. Harry
Jones, secretary and treasurer of the
International Bridge and Structural
Iron Workers, was arrested here today
by a deputy United States marshal on
a charge of consplrary. Jones, it is
said, is implicated in the confession ct
George Davis, who wgg arrested In
New York. - Jones was arraigned in
federal court. He was unable to givs
a $10,000 bond.
Davis, it is learned here, was, aa
O'Donnell, wanted as a witness in the
conspiracy trial here, but could not
then be found. It Is said Davis con
fessed in the office of Walter Drew,
counsel for the National Erectors' as
sociation in New York, two weeks ago
when he was disgruntled because he
had been discharged from his job la
ATTEMPT TO WRECK PAPER.
Coudersport, Pa., Oct. 2. An at
tempt to wreck the plant of the paper,
the Potter Enterprise, was made to
day when dynamite was exploded un
der the typesetting machines. The
machines were only slightly damaged.
No one was in the building at the
time. The paper is published by C.
F. M. Stokes, who has been making
a vigorous campaign on local Issues.
A reward of $500 for the arrest of the
dynamiters Is offered.
RESUME INQUEST ,
ON EATON DEATH
Several New Witnesses Testify
to Circumstances of Rear
Bingham. Mass., Oct 2. Several
new witnesses were heard when the
inquest into the death of Rear Admiral
Eaton 'was resumed today. The trial
of the widow on a charge of murder
is set for 12 days hence. Eaton diei
March 8, and Mrs. Eaton was accused
of putting poison in her husband's
, a"v luo "l mB,n"
tained her innocence. The defense
I f,al,m 'HI Eaton aled from
p"" u,"s "c "ttu ocen ul"n-
Prepares to Fly OveP Sea.
San Francisco. Cat. Oct 2. Secre
tr of the Interior Lane left here to-'
- - - - . ... . , mM
day tor wasnusgion
. soil, completely iwvan from an at.
tack of Heart trouble, from whlca ba
(collapsed early In September, .1