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SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1914. TWELVE PAGES
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LEST YOU FORGET: GO TO CHURCH TOMORROW
CITY ON LAKE
IS BURIED BY
Ten Thousand Men Dig
ging Chicago Out of
SEEKS TO BREAK
DRIFTS SIX FEET HIGH
fail Continues Through Day,
and Wire Service.
Chicago, HI., Jan. 31. A mow norm !
ii urtSern IiKcol. Indiana and Ohio j
aiad much delay to railroad (raffle I
tad nou'y hatr.pored telephone and I
ttjrph communication. Hy s o'clock j
lit Korning lhre was i laches of '
ao la Chicago, fbe heaviest of the J
v'sfr. Hunared-i of unemployed were I
ltm work clearing track of rail-!
roads and ttreet rar line and cleaning j Dorothy Becker.
entt down town. Transportation j
nrrlce la the city was demoralized In! San Francisco. Jan. 31. San Kran
lkealy hour. cisc-o has a 14-year-old girl who aspires
Tie city street department and rail ! to startle the sw imming world. She Is
it, bad I"'' men removing snow j Dorofby Becker. school girl and all
from the streets and tracks, but the
u u i iu a'uicir, auu r in; uas utru bit-
Each I -ectea to represent the exposition city
REPORT IN FAVOR
Committee of the Postofflce De
partment Recommends a
ON THE ALTON
Washington. D. C, Jan. 31. Post
master General Burleson today sub
mitted to the senate the recommenda
tions of a department committee ap
pointed by him to investigate the prac
ticability of government ownership of
telephone and telegraph lines. The
report is in response to a resolution In
troduced by Senator Xorris and makes
the follow-in? suggestions:
That congress declare a government
monopoly over all telegraph and tele
phone radio communication.
value the commercial telephone net- Special Bearing Injured Nar-
worn, except tne iarmer lines.
That congress authorize the post
master general to issue. In his discre
tion, and under such regulations as he
may prescribe, revocable licenses for
the operation by private individuals
and associations of companies and
corporations of telegraph service and
such parts of telephone service as may
not be acquired by the government.
"Private monopoly," the report con
tinues, "has no incentive to extend its
facilities to unprofitable territory, and
it is the duty of the government to I
make this facility available to all citi
zens without discrimination."
Broken Rail Cause of Se
rious Accident Between
Lockport and Joliet.
THREE CARS OVERTURN
rowly Escapes Disaster
Steel Coach Saves Lives.
BODY OF CULLOM
AT STATE HOUSE
Thirty-six Militiamen Guard Re
mains Until Funeral Services
trSe was impeded seriously,
in a paid I - a day.
la automobile patrol.
SCHMIDT'S 2ND TRIAL
IS N EARING ITS END
New York, Jan. 31. When court ad
journed yesterday in the second trial
of Hans Schmidt, the ex-priest charged
as its mermaid in the treat raid-Pacific
.. ... i
rnnrovinc aquatic carnival In Honolulu reD. -'".with th murder of Anna Aumullor.
I I M i
-rjcneri to court was stalled on the -
sorth tide In a four-foot drift. A squad She is considered one of the most
ef police finally moved it out. while the remarkable girl swimmers who ever
pnvtKT jeered. Fpiasnea aruuua in a Darning sun. ner
1 derailed Halsted street car was j t-u.iquer.is are ni-q ana man). w, put to the anenlsts a hypothetical
ILtMlbodilr by passengers and placed sh" lost onl.T on- important race j question of 45.000 words.
HA on the rail-. 'he SO-yard event, to Dolly Mlnges of Notwithstanding, it is believed the
At Cragin. a suburb w ithout street ! I-8 Angeles last summer. But the case wm go to the Jury next Tuesday.
tir service, some rebi,Ients walked question of a bad start was brought
tern miles through the drifts to the UP at tn me- ow ,he committee , ,
which na neen cauea upon to nom-in TT7 fi WFATHTTI? II
m m ww M I
! taking of testimony was nearly com
Thirty pages of testimony remained
although the official figures gave
tit tsowfall in Chicago for the night
M foot, drifts were six feet deep In
one placet, and the weather bureau
predicted the enow fall w ould continue
ledty and probably tonight, but with
out extreme cold. The temperature is
i4ove freezicg and suffering is less
thai might be expected from the first
real tnow of the w inter.
Blizzard at Toledo.
Toledo, Ohio. Jan. 31. A blizzard
pat wire sen-ice out of commission
bten Toledo and Cleveland and
tenth of here, and impeding passen
ger train, both east and west.
Sooth Eend. Ind.. Jan. 31. There
u a mow fail of l inches, with six-
feet drift, in northern Indiana. Street
car tad icterurban traffic and wire ser- and thev will leave here Feb
rt it crippled.
Detroit, Mich.. Jan. 31. There Is the
ost tevere enow storm of the winter
wer most of lower Michigan today. A
BMiber of trains tr'-' sralled and
in ale a candidate for. JLliriiat xarnW
val has ruled in ffrjrtf TneSan Fran
cisco girl over her Los Angeles rival.
Miss Becker will meet Ruth Payson
Stacker of Honolulu in a special SO
yard race and will also enter other
races up to 100 yards. The Honolulu
girl is the American record holder for
SO yards, with 31 seconds, and as Miss
Becker has been swimming near that
mark, it is believed the native daugh
ter will be able to give the girl down
In the islands a great argument.
Besides being a, swimmer, Miss
Becker is an expert fancy diver, and
will enter the diving contests for girls
In the meet. She Is widely known in
local swimming circles and has often
given exhibitions of her prowess.
The native daughter will be accom
panied to Honolulu by her motner,
3 in tne
steamer Lurline. with other members
of the swimming team.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Reck Island, Davenport, Molina
Mostly cloudy tonight; Sunday
generally fair, not much change in
temperature, the lowest tonight will
be about 25 degrees, moderate variable
Temperature at 7 a. m. 26. Highest
yesterday 32, lowest last night 26.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. im 3 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 70, at
7 a. m. 86.
Stage of water 2.3, a rise of .7 In
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening st.irs: Mars. Saturn. Mom
Inc stnrs: Jupiter. Venus. I'nx-you
; . William Jicuwa ot me wiUi . nrst ,asnitude stir. of consteMntio.
. rlul is canta'n or m team. unn win
! Include Seotty I ary and Walter Pom-
eroy, also or tne u;ynip-.r ciuu, me i
Cauls Minor. In meridian
senitb at 10:.Vj. m.
Joliet. 111., Jan. 31. Fifteen were in
jured, some seriously and may die,
when a Chicago & Alton train which
left Chicago at 11:59 last night for
St. Louis, was wrecked between here
and Lockport, supposedly by a broken
rail. Nine cars left the track. Three
were overturned and one was tele
scoped and badly shattered.
Miss Pearl Holmes and W. O. Spear
of Chicago were internally injured;
W. O. Steers, Chicago, had an arm
broken: E. A. Hay and Stanley Kodes,
Chicago, and M. C. Erickson, Godfrey,
111., and J. C. Roney, Olney, 111, re
ceived minor hurts.
Relief trains from Bloomington and
Joliet brought the Injured here. Most I
of the in lured were In the sleeDine !
cars and were forced to leave in their
night clothes and seek shelter at farm
Ten doctors were rushed from Joliet
in automobiles through a blinding
Rumors of Wreck Attempts.
A special train bearing the injured
in the morning's wreck ' narrowly es
caped another wreck when two cars of
w fast fruit train were derailed a mile
east of the scene shortly after the
special had passed.
There are unconfirmed rumors, of at
tempts made to wreck both twins.
Lives of passengers in an overturned
sleeper were saved by the fact that it
was steel. The special bearing the in
jured left for St. Louis at 6:30.
Springfield, 111, Jan. 31. Through a
deep snow the cortege bearing the
body of the late Senator Cullom made
its way to the capliol. where it Will
lie In state until tomorrow, when the
funeral will be held. A guard of hon
or consisting of 36 members of the
Illinois National guard ploughed its
way behind the hearse on either side.
At the capitol the coffin was borne
along a pathway banked high by snow
and placed In the rotunda. There were
flowers in profusion but no services.
Militiamen stood silently at the four
corners of the coffin while others di
rected the crowd which poured In. The
pallbearers all are of this city. Cul-
lom's circle of acquaintances was so
great it was decided to have no hon
orary list. Every part of the state
will be represented at the funeral tomorrow.
DOES NOT DESIRE
GIRL AS A CHARGE
Superintendent O'Connor Asks
Removal of Julia Flake from
MAY GET A PLACE
ON RESERVE BOARD
ft ft X! V - I
Holding Companies in New
Jersey and Iowa to Be
Aurora, 111., Jan. 31. Mrs. Carrie S.
O'Connor, superintendent of the Statq
Training School for Girls at Geneva,
has petitioned the state board of ad
ministration to have Julia Flake, the
15-year-old girl who Is said to have
censpired with her stepfather, R. P.
Higgins of North Henderson, III., to
kill her mother, removed from the in
stitution. The girl was taken to the
training school yesterday. She will
remain there under an assumed name
pending an answer from . the board.
The girl was accompanied by State's
Attorney Wilson of Mercer county,
who intends to call her as a witness
in the prosecution of Higgins. Mrs.
O'Connor believes the influence of the
Flake girl at the institution would be
bad on other inmates.
George E. Roberts.
George E.. Roberts, director of the
mint, is being prominently mentioned
for a place on the new federal reserve
board. His 13 years of service in his
present position and his interest in
currency reform seem to qualify him
for the place, although In politics he is
regarded as a republican. He is. a
native of Iowa.
TO CONFORM TO LAW
Property Hereafter to Be Op
erated and Controlled by
sou til o.
ANGRY BULL KILLS
Winterset, Jan. 31. George W. Cur
tis, age 40, a farmer living near Devil's
Backbone, was found dead last night
by his wife in a box stall under the
feet of a Holsteln bull. Curtis had
gone to the barn after supper and was
found half an hour later, terribly
crushed and mangled. The bull had
attacked him before, but he saved him-
1 was saved by neighbors.
Aledo, 111, Jan. 31. Julia Flake is
in the state school at Geneva, 111., an
institution where young girls are car
ed for by the state, and where they are
given an opportunity to reform.
She went there by her own request,
according to advices that are given out
here. Up to the time of her departure
she had been kept at the home of Mrs,
Lorimer, the probation officer for the
county, and while she was given good
and kind care there it was felt to be
the best for various reasons that she
should be transferred to the state in
stltutlon. There she will be where she
is not disturbed by local influences
and where the reminders of the crime
to which she has confessed she was
an accessory will not be quite so evi
dent. She herself intimated that she
wished to be somewhere else than in
WOMAN IS FREED
AT SECOND TRIAL
Ol&homa Jury Finds Mrs.
I-aura Not Guilty of Complic
ity in Husband's Murder.
BartletriUe. Okla.. Jan. 31. Mrs.
"ira Reuter, a former Tulfa society
oa. today was found not guilty of
opllclty in the murder of her hus-
Charles T. Reuter, an attorney
Tali, on n;ght of May 5.
"Uher second trial. She w as found
at the first.
1 confesMon. Grover Ballew, a
SMffenr. aij tnat Guy McKenzle, a
ltiy Tola contractor, paid Joseph
to -put jutt.r out 0f the
that Ballew drove the "murder
P" hich Baker rode to the Reuter
nd shot the attorney.
are now ,n tj,e penitentiary. Be
t his evidence for the atat
legged marvel. Uncoln Johnson of thej
San Francisco 1 . ,m. t a, ana uuo
Small, an unattached swimmer.
Some facts about Dorothy Becker
and what San Francisco's youngest
mermaid has done;
She was 14 years old Jan. 14.
Her best record for 50 yards' swim
is 31 2-5 second.
When in condition for swimming
races weighs 109 pounds In costume.
feet 2si Inches.
Chest expanded. 34 i Inches.
Hip mearuremenf. 33 4 Inches.
Calf measurement, 12Vi inches.
BY ORDER OF THE COP
Jawes Russell Dead.
um. Luc inland. N. V, Jan. 31
"""tows. U dead
'h:0gton. D. C, Jan. 31. Prefcl
WihK.li todity nominated Christian
eiiy,r of ceston
Iowa, to be
customs for the district of
President is conitldering forme
"Bator ftla;kburn of Kentucky for ap
JjneDt to sucreed the late Shelby
t-ullom on the Lincoln Memorial
JENNINGS IS NAMED
Springfield, Jan. 31. Everett Jen
nings. for the last year assistant
state's attorney of Cook county, was.
appointed by Governor Dunne j ester-',
day as chief counsel of the new state!
utilities commission. He w 111 be in j
rhu-t of all th legal work of the com-1
mission and will supervise the work o I
otber attorneys who may be appointed J
later as conditions demand. The posi-J
tlon pays a salary of 16.000 a year.
Jennings is a strong personal friend
of both William J. Bryan and Senator
J. H. Iewis. He has practiced law
since 1S96 and for the last xve years
has resided in Chicago.
' With the appointment of Mr. Jen
nings the hopes of Judge Thomas
Ferns of Springfield as a possible
choice for the position on the utilities
commission go glimmering.
Philadelphia Pleas of guilty and
nolle contendre were entered in court
here hy Charles Megonigle and C. II.
Stage, who had been Indicted on charg
es of libel and conspiracy to libel the
Knights of Columbus in printing and
distributing what purported to be an
oath taken by members of that organ
ization. At fbe request of that organ
ization, the defendants were discharg
ed under s.isntnded sentences.
the same city where Robert Higgins
is incarcerated. -
The hearing took place on Thursday
afternoon and was so exceedingly
quiet that but few were aware that it
was about to take place. It was held
at the Lorimer home before County
Judge Henry E. Berger, and there
was also present State's Attorney Wil
son. It was thought best to have it at
the home so that there might not be
curious sightseers present, and so that
the girl might be spared as much hu
miliation as possible. Lately she has
given signs of feeling deeply over the
affair in which Bbe is involved. None
Of her rplativea wa present. .
The proceedings took but a few mo
ments, the nature of the visit being
stated by the authorities. Miss Flake
when asked whether she would be will
ing to go to the state institution ex
pressed her entire acquiescence, and it
was plain to see that it would be tij
her a relief to go. The order after the
brief hearing was entered up by the
judge and the papers put in the hands
of Assistant State's Attorney James A.
Allen to execute.
Mr. Allen left yesterday for Geneva,
having Miss Flake in charge. She wen1
willingly with him to the train, and
every step was so taken as to expose
the girl to ag little publicity as pos
sible. The trip was by way of Galva.
The 'girl will remain in the state in
stitution until the opening of court
here in April, when she will return to
give her evidence at the murder trial,
if the case goes to trial at that time.
Meanwhile Higgins in jail here
seems to maintain good spirits. It is
now understood that Graham and
Carlstrom will act as his attorneys,
provided the relatives of Higgins do
as they wish in every step of the pro
cedure. It is also said that at North
Henderson Higgins still has loyal
friends who are standing back of him.
With the departure of the girl for
the state institution, it is anticipated
that there will be no further develop
ments until the trial begins.
(New York. Jan, 31. Complete reor
ganization of the system known as the
Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific Lines,
including abolition of its two holding
companies, known as the Rock Island
Company of New Jersey and the Chi
cago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
company of Iowa, is likely to be an
nounced in the near future.
Lawyers are working on the details,
which will probably be submitted for
ratification to the interstate com
Rock Island stocks were weak on
the exchange today.
When the plans are carried out they
will leave but one company where
three now exist and management and
operation will be under the control ol
the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific
Railway company, an Illinois corpora
Long Contemplated -
It has been known for some time
that leading interests In these lines
have contemplated abolition of the
holding companies in conformity with
the wishes of . the administration at
BAKER LOSES A SUIT
TO THROW OUT WILL
Chicago. Jan. 31. Charles H. Baker,
at one time president of the Chicago
board of trade, lost his suit to obtain
the major portion of the $2,000,000 es
tate of his father, William T. Baker,
by a decision of Judge McKinley, In
the superior court here yesterday.
Baker asserted that he was entitled
to the major portion of the estate be
cause of his assistance to hi3 father
ia promoting the Snouqlaine Falls
Water Power company, which fur
nishes power and light to Seattle,
Tacoma and other cities in the state
REPORT IS READY
ON SEA DISASTER
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 31. Investigation
of the sinking of the liner Monroe by
with a loss of 41 lives, has been com
pleted by federal steamboat inspectors.
The findings will be made public
Nw York. Jan. 31. "When the
shock came," said Thomas Harrington
of Bridgeport, Conn., one of the sur
vivors of the Monroe disaster, "my
wife and myself got up and dressed
and wasted time that might have
saved the poor girl's life." By the time
they reached the main saloon the ship
had keeled so the side walls was their
"There was a lurch," said Harring
ton. "Margaret was thrown 20 feet
and lodged under a bench under the
sides of the cabin. I scrambled after
her. She pointed to her right arm. It
was broken and hanging limp.
"'Don't touch me; let me die, she'
"I got her loose and managed to get
off our outer clothes. Then we let
go and the ship went from us." Un
able to bold his wife by her broken
arm, he took her hair In his teeth and
floated on his back, keeping the wom
an's head on his chest. Mrs. Harring
ton died on board.
Maeterlinck's Works Banned.
Rome. Jan. 31. The sacred congrega
tion of the index has decided that all
the works of Maurice Maeterlinck, the
Belgian author, shall be classed as for
bidden literature to Catholics.
It is reported that Cardinal Merry
del Vel probably will be appointed
chamberlain of the church.
FARMERS WAGE WAR 1
ON DREAD DISEASE
Farmers of Rock Island county and
vicinity will be Interested in the an
nouncement made across the river,
that the farmers of Scott, Muscatine
and Clinton counties are uniting to
fight the dread disease so feared on
the farm,' known as cholera. This is
an epidemic which makes its appear
ance occasionally among the hogs and
creates great havoc, large numbers
sometimes dying or being so racked
with the disease that they are unfit for
market. A meeting is to be held in
Davenport some time toward the lat
I ter part of February, in order to take
up the cholera question and to start s
war for the prevention of the disease.
Ex-Mayor Kills Himself.
Mount Vernon, 111., Jan. 31. W. T.
Er.tes, police magistrate, was found
dead in his office yesterday with a bul-'
l?t in h's head. He committed Bulcide i
becauge of ill health. He once was
mayor of Mount Arcrnyi.
Honolulu Children born to alien
parents resident in . the territory of
Hawaii are not eligible to entry a
American citizens at mainland ports,
on the presumption that their territor
ial certificates of birth are conclusive
proof of citizenship, under a new rul
ing from Washington.
Pago Pago, American Samoa Com
mander Miiton V'pdegraff, professor of Chicago, 111., Jan. 31. Indictments
mathematics. United States navy, has j charging rebating were returned today
arrived at Tutuila from San Francisco by a federal grand Jury against Swtft
with a staff of efflcera and engineers ; & Co., the Pennsylvania railroad. Pan
to make a complete survey of Amerl-1 handle lines, and the Chicago A North
can Samoa. J western railroad.
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