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h capii
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jtedovw without
peptim the 1irt
more the, a centr.ry.
f Presi er,t W'I'-or... ho is !
vacation i, ),e scntli. a bre.ak-,
dipiomatic yorpS by Secretary ,
t Bryan wK t!ie jrir.cipa! so- I
rtion Xod&t. jjore tha i tnre :
punsts Kat'-Jored at the- Bryan :.
Nearly a!lt,9 Buibapsadors.
B, meraberEi)f embassies aii J .
I, staffs. -heir wivfs and j
nilies, werev-e2t.
arles Daniels u, r-irrison
n house all day, And mi, cf
jdor and briilianoy vhio)us.
tends the visit of armylnj j
cers to tho White housP,vas
fd to their homo,
f tiie largest repeptioiis as
ome of Speaker Clark, vbre
nevieve. his only dauel,. j
formal bow to society.
Uniforms Not Worn.
formality of die Bryan brtK. t
a feature. None of the j
ne Qipiom.nic corps a.upeEpj
m, but the forabre convent:n.
it the men and the l;ahdsc,e
'the women presented a i.
ne none the less again?
he Bryant, had prepared 3r
r. There was no fonrinlie
as flio 'Uplomati entf-tl.
' and JlrsI Bryan stod near
and aimply wished all "A
8ww ' The brealust was
buffet tc rer'rtei.jfrre and
lice , puncl'es were served,
is no trine. Others vho at
ere flw foreign relations com
! congress and astiftaut sec
Df itate.
:lash with a dean
sy Tells Illinois Professor He
ignorant of Economics.
Kid, J11., Jan. I. "I protest
bHnging of men who
more of economic conditions
la.st speaker to this conven
1 Mtrgaret Haley of the Chi
cia' Federatioa in reply to
t.y Dean Eugene Daven
H ttr-er:"y of lllirujis, who
Wire iie in Chicago because
s utenipVyable.
ata occured al the conven
ie Jllinol Tf there' associa-
support' or ,
'ie declared .
indufitrial !
uen out of j
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-j. ?tal Director o
Cspbell, Chlca
v7. Weer of Kxec
Vnam. 'arb.
-;: -' tlie approp
' of tbe Bible
; y. H,ne8 of Norm
,; j r?1 on the grout
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cf the supremfr
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r- we introduc i
IChoo'.g. ;
- York. Jan -n.
Jo ies, sutragof leri
fj to vV'asljtgton"
7 the uffre armr
tr p this morn. r nn ...,,
,l. . . "-ucr jour-
apiioi. Plan
of Mummers, Annual
Celebration, Surpasses All
Previous Attempts.
phia's ancient and honorable carnival
, J J J -' " " ' ....... r " ,
rade of Mummers, xr "New ear
Shooters," so-called because it was a j
custom of former years to "shoot out !
an prf ious aLLeujiits to euit-uam iuc j
people me nrst uay oi tue year, im
thousand men in grotesque costumes
1 1. .,.; ,i I c.Afc n-hiln
paraded the principal streets while
hundreds of thousands applauded.
So keen had been the rivalry be
tween the various clubs or associa
tions which paraded that some of
them spent thousands on gorgeous
robes and costumes. The city offered
prizes aggregating $5,000 and business i
mon -.ff-o.-t.ri HHitinnai Triyp nf manv
thousands. Kings, with beautiful ! can be irritated into any warlike con
cloaks, extending several yards in tne i troversy with our sister republic of
rear, and borne by silk-clad pages, 1 the south. The spirit of peace and
courtiers and ladies of court, dressed I arbitration is spreading throughout
in satins and wearing powdered wigs,jtne dvlliaed world,
were in line, .all impersonated by men "With the exception of the labor
who r.n -pri nthPr dav of the vear ! troubles at Calumet, industrial peace
are engaged in the humblest occupa-
In the procession wen? the Lobster
association, 600 men, four bands; i
Charles Klien association, first prize
winners ia.st year; Tom Dowling New,
Year association, captained by Chief j
Roatiiwain Hopkins of the United j
States battleship Mississippi, compos-'
ed of 300 sailors and marines, five
tliat was 'floats and two bands; Rruders' asso
ey were un- i ciation, winner of last year's first
I prize in the comic section, 2,500 men,
.kis fitness j 25 floats, four bands; White Caps' as
'he conven- i sociation, 2.500 men, 21 floats, four
Section of bands; Federal association, 1,200 men,
10 floats, three bands,
iity super- Other clubs line were the Knock
jfieid. j 'em Out Band, Sweet Lemon associa
Walteritlon, Half Smoked Band, Mikes and
i Ikes, Sauer Kraut Band of Pottsville,
Home-Breakers String Band, Trilby
String Band, Ridiculous Order of Pigs,
Meadow Larks, Bachelor String Band
and 30 others.
Predicts Dollar a Dozen Eggs.
Franklin, Pa., Jan. 1. Eggs at ?1
a dozen within two years was the pre
diction made last night by V. Theo
dore Whittman, a state lecturer on
poultry, in addressing a gathering of
farmers here. He said the Increase
in egg production, although large. Is
not keeping up with the. increase in
demand. He urged the farmers to
take better care of their bens.
Tommy Atkins Gets Boost.
London, Jan. 1. With a view of
making service in the regular army
more attractive, the war office today
issued an order increasing tbe pay of
commissioned officers and facilitating
the promotion of noncommissioned to
commissioned officers.
Mitchei Now Mayor.
New York, Jan. 1. With simple cer
emonies John Purroy Mttchel was in
ducted into the office of mayor today.
London The British government baa
le "ie conclusioa that it had
"iaae a costly failure in fitting the ba-
Springfield, 111.. Jan. 1. Governor
Dunne yesterday issued the following
New Year's statement:
"The new year opens with most
favorable prospects for the prosper
ity and success of the American re
pubflc. "The long agitation for the reduc
tion of the tariff has endsd by placing
upon the federal statute books a law
demanded overwhelmingly by the peo
ple at the polls.
uThe business interests of the coun-
try can now proceed safely ana surely
to develop their enterprises upon the
basis of this existing law, which will
on iuua iwi oii.t j.i.vf
j uuamm v"-n mni i
j heretofore resulted in the nation from ,
Ian i ti -'1 11 1 1 o pnrrpnrv will na rmvifltArl I
an inelastic currency will be obviated j
by the recent currency act, passed
with great deliberation, and in a spirit
of mutual concession by the congress
which has just adjourned.
"We have neither war nor rumors
of war affecting this country. Under
toe guidat.ee of a peace-loving admin-
lstnuion it is most uniiKeiy mat wo
is the hope of all patriotic citizens that
this asfortunate controversy between
capital and labor in the Calumet dis
trict can be settled by the exhibition
of a spirit of moderation and conces
sion on both sides.
"It i.s high time that a thorough-going
investigation should be made into
the causes of this unfortunate contro
versy, and an earnest and honest ef
fort made to adjust the same without
further affliction and loss of property.
"E. K. DUNNE. Governor."
Legal Experts Hold Utilities
Act Prevents Granting of
Springfield, 111.. Jan. 1. That rail
road pas3es in Illinois are knocked
out by the anti-pass provision of the
new utilities commission act, effective
at midnight last night, is the interpre
tation placed upon the law by the
best legal authorities who have stud
ied the statute.
One section of the new utilities law
states specifically that no public serv
ice corporation ahall perform service
for less than the regular rate, and
practically says that all service must
be paid for in cash.
Several railroads In the state have
already Issued notices that no more
passes will be issued because of this
section of the new lav.-. Several mem
berg of the legislature in the city this
week expressed the opinion that under
tbe new law only employes of the rail
roads can obtain passes.
It Is predicted here that one of the
first orders of the new utilities com
mission will be radically anti-pass and
hat passes wlll.be prohibited to all
t railroad employes, not except-
Refuses Police Head's Resigna
tion and "Fires'" Him for
"" Insubordination.
New ' York, Jan, 1. Ruinelander
Waldo, police -fommisEioner, was re
moved- froimrfflite jestrday by Mayor
Kline for insubordination after the
mayor had received a letter from
Waldo announcing his resignation as
civilian head
rrv.io .oo ft ir.ijn t,Q t-.
,ssued hj3 order ,ast Saturday re-
scinded at the mayor s request, trans
ferring all department and bureau
heads back to precinct duty.
Waldo's resignation, of course, was
not accepted by the mayor, and at
noon precisely Mayor Kline appointed
and swore in Douglas I. McKay, first
deputy commissioner under Waldo, as
police commissioner, to serve out the
balance of Waldo's term, or hold of
fice at the convenience of John Purroy
Mitchel, mayor elect, who assumes of
fice today.
Mr. Mitchei left no doubt in the
minds of those with whom he talked
concerning his opinion of Waldo's
conduct in the last few days. With
restrained . rage and emphasizing his
words with thrusts of his fist, the
mayor-elect explaimed to men in his
office immediately after Waldo's ac
tion became known;
"I want to say that one of the
worst things ever perpetrated in
this town has been attempted within
the last 24 hours to prostrate the po
lice department and leave It denuded
of all its heads. But it has been
checked in time."
Mayor Kline was scarcely less
severe in his comment upon Waldo's
action than Mr. Mitchei had been. It
was at first understood that Waldo
had resigned, but shortly after Mc
Kay was sworn in the rumor spread
through tbe city hall that the mayor
had determined not to accept the resig
nation and would announce that he
had removed Waldo as a punishment
for his erratic actions of the last few
"Have you removed Commissioner
Waldo?" the mayor was asked as he
was leaving his office for lunch.
"Yes," was his reply.
"For insubordination 7"
"For Insubordination. I had to do
so to retain my self-respect and the
dignity of the city."
member of the public utilities com
mission. The best available Information from
Governor Dunne Is that he will name
a southern Illinois man, who has not
been politically suggested.
Old Telephone Employe Retires.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 1. T. P. Cook,
general manager of the western divi
sion of tbe Western Union Telegraph
company, with headquarters at Chi
cago, retired today after having been
in the service of the company 60 years.
W. W. Ryder, manager of the railroad
department, will succeed Cook, who
retires because he desires a rr;."t."
McGoorty Bests Smith.'
; Sydney, K S. W Jan. 1. KJdie Mo
t.oorty of jriiiim. nj the mid
dleweight Australla
Calumet Jury Finds That
Unidentified Persons
Raised Fire Cry.
Every Allegation Holding Ene
mies of Miners Responsible
Is Rejected.
Calumet, Mich;, Jan. 1. An open
verdict including a finding that the
Christmas eve panic which cost 72
llve3 In Italian hall was caused by an
alarm of fire raised within the hall was
returned last night by the coroner's
jury which for- three days has been
hearing the evidence of participants
in the disaster.
Every allegation that enemies of the
Western Federation of Miners were
responsible for starting the panic or
In any way hindered the work of res
cue were rejected by the' six jurors In
unanimous verdict.
The taking of testimony concluded
shortly afternoon, and it was late in
the afternoon before consideration of
the testimony was begun. The jury
men deliberated six hours. The ver
dict was as follows:
"By the evidence of the witnesses
we find that the cause of death was
suffocation, the same being caused by
being jammed on the stairway leading
to the entrance of the Italian ball,
where a Christmas celebration was
being held under the auspices of the
Women's auxiliary of the Western Fed
eration of Miners-,. The- stampede was
caused by some person or persons, un
known to the jury at this time, rais
ing an alarm of fire within tbe hall. '
Hindering Rescue Denied.
The Jury decided that- the ervltfetfW
showed that only those possessing
union cards or vouched for by some
member of the union were allowed to
enter the place. Rejection of charges
that deputy sheriffs, mine, guards and
company doctors had held back would-
be rescuers was contained in a para
graph commending the work of men
who cleared the stairway of its grew
some mass of dead and injured.
About sixty-five witnesses told their
versions of the catastrophe at the in
quest. Of these half a dosen stated
they saw a button of some kind on a
man whom they said raised the initial
alarm, but not all of these were willing
to -swear that the button bore the in
slgna of the Citizens' alliance. The
witnesses also disagreed as to where
the man stood, and because of this the
jury concluded that persons in differ
ent parts of tbe hall took up tne cry.
The practical unanimity of testi
mony from those near the doorway
that no stranger rushed Into the place
as the panic started was another of
the underlying causes of the Jury's
Sees Hope of Peace.
A slight note of optimism has de
veloped in the strike situation. John
B. Densmer, solicitor of the federal
department of labor, says he has been
encouraged. W. J. MacDonald, who is
pressing a resolution for a congression
al inquiry, says there is a rut in me
clouds, and attorneys for the Western
Federation of Miners express the Be
lief that a method of settlement might
soon be found.
The Moyer deportation Incident win
be the subject at a mass meeting in
the Hancock district Grand Jury in
vestigation of the affair awaits tne
baility of Moyer to appear and tectify
in person. O. N. Hilton, cniei counsel
for the federation, pointed out that
Moyer is their most important witness
and that no complete investigation can
be made without hiB version of the
affair as a foundation.
Editors and other employes of the
paper, lyomies, wno were
earlier In the week on charges of pub
lishing statements calculated to incite
riot, were released on bail and the
paper circulated again.
Mahocey to ee Wilson.
Denver, Col.. Jan. 1. Vice Presi
dent Mahoney of the Western Fed
eration ol Miners announced he would
start for Wrashlngton tomorrow. He
declared arrangements had been made
which we would be given a conference
with President Wilson, to whom he
will present a concjse statement oi
strike conditions In Michigan.
Mitchell to Be Writer.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 1. John Mitch-
e'L whose term as vice president of
ict American Federation of Labor ex
pired at midnight, announced he will
devote his time largely to writing for
"The Cause.." As the clockmit k 12
last night Mitch ell. svaa' standing- on
a platform iji?"tAral Labor halt here
pleadJ&jrTti behalf of the striding ml
er lu tbe copper country
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Beck Island, Davenport, Kotlne
and Vicinity.
Unsettled weather, tonight and . Fri
day; probably snow flurries; colder
Friday; moderate to brisk southwest
vlnds, becoming northwesterly , by
Temperature at 7 a. m., 28; highest
yesterday, 2G; lowest last night, 26.-
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 9 miles
per hour. - ' .'
Precipitation, none.
Relative humidity at- 7 p. m., S3; at 7
a. m., JM.
Stage, of water, 1 foot; a rise ot .2
in last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mai's, Saturn. Morn
ing stars: Mercury, Jupiter. Venus.
January constellations:. Perseus, An
dromeda. Cassiopeia. Auriga, Ursa Mi
nor, Draco, Hercules. Cepheus. Cyguus.
Lyra. Pegasus, Aries, Cetus. Eridanua,
Taurus. Orion. Canis Major, Gemini.
Cauls Minor. Leo. Ursa Major. Bootes
(partly visible). Evening stars of the
month: Mars, Saturn. Morning stars:
Mercury, Jupiter. Venus; .
Few Violations of Closing Law
Discovered xj Parwell and ,
His Investigators.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 1. Chicago cele
brated New Year's eve more sedately
than has been customary. The se!f
control exhibited by tie patrons of
the downtown cafes was' unusual.
"Spenders" who two years ago could
only be prevented from squandering
their substance or mortgaging their
future In order that the flow of wine
be unconfined, this year manifested'
the greatest coolness in the presence
of the waiters. v .
Nevertheless the owners of the
downtown cafes and restaurants were
not sorry that New Year's eve had
been included in the calendar. What
the celebrants of the evening neglect-
ed to spend for wine was consumed
in euppers. Suppers this year were
more elaborate than they have been for
some time. Tho people who celebrate
ye seemed to have arrtv-
"ffr'cir' fcoriclustonitha't It Is quite as
blessed to eat as ti Imbibe..
Arthur Burrage Farwell's watShers,
amateurs ahd professionals, were on
the job all over the city. Violations
of the law were not found to be num
erous. Tbe restaurant keepers seem
ed to have discovered that the atti
tude of the city administration toward
violations of the excise- laws was not
tolerant and to have regulated their
operations accordingly.
Entering restaurants and demand
ing food, breaking windows and punct
uring automobile tires, 600, unem
ployed men early this morning march
ed through the business district. They
furnished a strange contrast to New
Year's eve revelers, who were leaving
the cafes and restaurants. They car-!
ried a banner, "We demand work, not
charity," halted street cars and cried
to passengers that they wanted work.
"Hey, bums, what's up?" shouted a
pedestrian from the curb.
"You are drunk and we are hungry,"
came from one of the leaders.
Washington, Jan. 1. What probably t
will prove to be the largest and most
important ruins discovered in South
America since the days of the Span
ish conquestthose of the City of
Machu Pfcchu. the cradle of tbe Inca
Empire- on the top of the Peruvian
Andes was brought - about by the
chanco meeting of an expedition under
th ansmVea nf tha N'ntlntinl flan,
graphic society and Yale university
with a Peruvian Indian.
Details of the discovery became
known today when tbe society made j
public the preliminary report of Pro
fessor Hiram Bingham of Yale, di
rector of the expedition.
The expedition came across the In-1
dian on . the mountain trail six days
out from Cuzco.
Aiacnu ficcnu is larger and con
tains more edifices than any other
ancient city discovered In Peru except
"It is perched on a mountain top In
the most inaccessible section of the
Urubamba River " cava Prnfmnnr Rlnir.
ham. "Here, on a narrow ledge,
flanked on all sides by precipitous
slopes, a highly civilised people ar -
t is tic, inventive and capable of sua-
tamed endeavor at some time in
remote past built themselves a
refuge. Since they had
steel tools only stone h
conBfnructlon must
generations; if not
fort. 1
"Acrosw'the rid
the builders from r
the main mount
600 FEDl
Some of Badly Wounded i
Beg Americans to End
Their Misery.
injured' Escaping Across Ur.c y
from OjiriagaAre Cared fcr ?
by Unittf States: , f 't
. Presidio, Texas, Jan.
of Ojinaga is assuming
a titanic struggle. At
heavy firing contin
been In progress alV
six hundred federa
been killed, and tha
in excess of that.
Wounded soldier
arms, legs shot
later proved ' fatal
the river and pleads
soldiers for help.
more than 200 woundV
on this side. - Some
begged American, soldiers to kill them.
All physicians and medical supplies -
available here were placed at the ser-'
vice of the disabled soldiers. . . !"
. Huerta'a Army Giving Up.
Fighting on the border here had the
appearance pf being, the most san
guinary conflict of the present revo
lution. Federal deserters also came
to the river In great numbers, indicat
ing that the bulk of Huerta's army was
disposed to give up. All deserters who
were not wounded were disarmed and
sent back. Groaning of he wounded
J on the opposite of the river could be
! heard by American cavalrymen. . All
women, children and-non-combatants
jiit aajc&me A-tho.vrlv.er and were '.
taken, to the American side.
Battle for Nuevo Laredo., '
Laredo, Texas, Jan. 1. Preliminary,
fighting ; for possession of ' Noev
Laredo, garrisoned by 2,000 federals,
was "". begun soon after midnight.
Homes on . tha American side of the
border,, within the line of firing, were?""
deserted. . . v I
The rebels appear to number three? y
to four thousand, or twice as many s
the federals. The federals' main' -fighting
the first three hours was donel
from semi-circular entrenchments
composed of loaded freight cars pro- :".
tected by bags of sand. The American,
city was touched .by bullets during .
this stage of the flghtin.g . American
over bank, have orders
not to permit combatants to cross.
J. T. King Dead.
Jacksonville. 11L, "Jan.' 1. James T.
King, for years prominently identified
with the mercantile business of Jack
sonville, died suddenly here yesterday. "
aged 68. He served as mayor for one
Peoria Liquor Tax $34,000,000. ,
, Peoria, III., Jan. 1. The internal
revenue tax on liquor in the Peoria
district for the year 1913 amounts to
more than $34,000,000, according to a
report just issued. . :
Banner Grain Year for Chicago.
Chicago,' III., . Jan. L Chicago's
ferain business for 1913 was the larg-
vu. i cuui u.
Take Brighton Beach Plunge.
New York, Jan. 1. The first swimr
mers of 1914 at Brighton Beach three'
men and a woman plunged in the
surf at the stroke of 12 this morivlng.
Loses $10,000 Bracelet.
St, Louis, Mo., Jan. 1. Mrs. "Alexan
der Landau, wife of a fur delaer, lost
or was robbed of a $10,000 bracelet be
tween her home and a theatre last
night. It was a Christmas gift from
her husband. '
New York Thomas Hassett. former
secretary to State Engineer John A.-
! Bensel and once connected with, the .
board of water j'upply of Ner York? v"
!City. pleaded not gull.y to the Indict-
in with attempted
furaiahed 5,QiC
y v
isntke the
a are
iui jurv'jie solely with elec
e employes of
oT ' I Knocked
. .. Two Men Blown to
Uownlngton,Pa., Jau
ftricity. it ha
kn Bent to t.Te doc
rnor Dunne la
:4m to GovWrV" 8,ar1 lo have
i-aulic power sub
Kennedv-, a contract)!-
for the workiiw
rely to Indicate
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