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Associated Press HOPE EDITION Exclusive Wire ViXTY-TIIIim YEAR. NO. 122. TUESDAY. MARCH 10, 1914. TWELVE PAGE& PRICE TWO CENTS. LIST OF DEAD IN CLUB FIRE GROWSTO 32 Twenty-two Bodies Be lieved Still to Be in the Ruins at St. Louis. SUF SLASHES FINE PICTURE WITHAKNIFE May Richardson, Notor ious Militant, Invades London Gallery. Carranza Probes Death of Bauch $400 IS PAID BY RELATIVE? FORVERGARA General Bliss Learns De tails of Removal of Body From Mexico. - RECOGNIZED ". r BEEN WARNED OF PERIL Chief Had Notified Management Seven Months Ago That Building Was Dangerous. St Louis, Mo., March 10. Firemen today entered the ruins of the Mis lonrl Athletic cinb. destroyed by Are Monday, and recovered three bodies, which brings the total bodies recov ered to 10. Of theso eight have been. Identified. Twenty-two bodies are still believed to be in the ruins. One of the bodie recovered today was identified u that of E. P. Williams, a banker of New York. The body was fully dressed ana unmarred. He had ap parently been suffocated. The body in the morgue identified yesterday as Allen Hancock was Iden tified today as L. P. Ruff, department manager of the Simmons Hardware company of St. Louis, by his brother IB -law from Chicago. Two of the unidentified were later identified as Marshall Biar. head of a local for bouse, and William Kinser, treasurer of the Kinser Construction company, St. Louis. (This makes re-1 covered, ten; identified, eight) j The name of William Borders, pres-1 ioeat of Die Bank of Sparta. Sparta. ! ni. has been added to the list of the mining. I It Is expected the ruins will have ! fafllciently cooled during the day to permit firemen to recover the bodies ftiH la the ruins. Seven dead were taken from the building yesterday. Twenty-four others known to have been . in the ""ttracture at the time-of the fire have been given up for dead. Early today those who escaped with sore or less serious injuries totalled ii The cause of the fire Is still a ayitery. Meredith Johnston of Lexington, Ky, well known chess player, added to the missing, went to the club Sun day evening to play Marshall Bier, who is also missing. Fought for Changes, former Building Inspector and Com. Biasioner Smith said he succeeded, after interminable wrangling, in get ting the club to put in proper fire (tain. "I found one of the fire escapes opened Into bedrooms, and I ordered the doors of these rooms taken off." Smith said, "so that the escape might eaaily be reached. I fought this case (or three years. I was barrassed at very step by changes of venue, con tinuances and compromises." Secretary Bornmunller of the club aid the members often discussed the danger of fire. Fire Chief Swingley said he warned the management of the club seven months ago that the building was not af as sleeping quarters. "It was not constructed for hotel Purposes, but for a business house," aid the chief. "It had been coverted sto a hotel. The walls and rooms ers built of tongued and grooved lum which attracts flames." BOARD OF TRADE HOUSE BANKRUPT A. Fraser & Co., Operators la Chicago Since 1898, File a Petition. Chicago, I1L. March 10. W. A. Eraser & Co.. board of trade opera- since 1858. today filed a vol ary petition In bankruptcy giving fa of 1420.000 and liabilities of The concern also operates Minneapolis and Milwaukee. Wabash Car Shops Burn. Votvrtv vr in Tfe Wa. Wi. A Z. : V . . ' . ?J??rY: I !.. "IT ' - i xpwalon in a passenger coach was re-; Poa-lble for ibe flri. Two baggae j two man cars and seven passe-n- t coach were destroyed. GOULON BATTLES WILLIAMSJUNE 9 Chicago, ni.. March 10. The f rht fr the bantam championship of the orid between Johnny Coulon and KI4 Williams will take place at Angeles June 9. wf I Ik v Gustave Bauch. El Paso, Texas, March 10. The Car ranza investigation commission, head ed by General Fraustro, which is prob ing into the deaths of Gustave Bauch, an American citizen, and William S. Benton, a British subject, openly ex presses its suspicions that Colonel Avila, commander at Juarez, shot Bauch, and that Major Flerro was the actual slayer of Benton in Villa's of fice. The Carranza military court first will take up the matter of the murder of Bauch. Back of this announcement is the statement that the Fierro inquiry is not to be an opera bouffe proceeding, but really means business, and that, if the suspected officers are found guilty of murder the penalty will be death. General Fraustro's commission is empowered by Carranza to bring be fore it all witnesses from any of the divisions of the constitutionalist army. The orders declare that even General Villa may be recalled from the front to give testimony. The commission already has begun work, but the hearings are secret. It is not thought, however, that the Carransa commission will attempt to exercise its authority until after the impending battle at Torreon has been fought. GUARDS HIRED TO INCITE VIOLENCE Man Employed at Copper Mines Tells Committee of In struct ions Received. Chicago. I1L, March 10. Henry Bat ters, testifying for the striking cop per miners, told the congressional committee today, he was one of 45 mine guards imported into the Btrike zone rn October by a detective agency In New York. While on a train ea route to the copper country they were told by "Captain White," in charge of the men, that he hoped the boys would "learn the ropes." so the mine com panies would not need to hire more men as guards. Batters explained that the instructions were taken to mean that the "boys" were to Incite the strikers to acts of violence. Per sonally the witness said be did noth ing to provoke the violence, but many acts calculated to provoke the strik ers were committee by the other men. He said a guard named Curry fired into the boarding house of Mrs. Ben son at Mohawk, with the idea that the company would decide that the houae should be guarded and that It would" be "a soft beat" for Curry. John Mitchell, the labor leader, will be given a hearing by the com mittee in Washington next week. Mitchell desires to give the commit tee information as to conditions in the Butte copper country. The Michigan National Guard con cluded its defense today. Captain Ragsdale. United States army inetruo tor, said he knew of outrages commit ted by militia. The evidence which the grand Jury of Houghton county heard regarding orH.tinn of President Mover of the ! miners may be made puDiic oerore me conareaslonal committee. Alter aa- mlttlng a list of witnesses for the grand Jury the committee recessed and said it would decide later whether to hear statements by these persons. The evidence went In over protests of onunael for the mine owners. "Somebody committed a high-handed ontrmj,e aD( if we can find out who did OD 1 . , , . , , .... -., it. I think we shou! said Chairman Taylor. Rome Strikers Return to Work. Rome. Italy. March 10. Workmen of Rome. -who yesterday declared a general strike, decided today to re turns work. Rome. Italy, March 10. A number of strikers were wounded today, one is reported killed in a serious affray wlh pollea In the vicinity of the mla 'utry of the Interior Into whlci t4 mounded were taken for treatment " ..... Mounted p,:.ce fired t,.t. of .l , cartrlitxs lv9 the crow l 4 CUTS UPROKEBY VENUS Famous Vaelasquez Painting, Bought for $2,250,000, Is . Nearly Destroyed. London, England, March 10. May Richardson, a notorious suffraget, to day entered the National gallery and with a knife slashed the famous Vel asquez picture, "Robeky Venus," in several places. She was arrested. The picture was purchased for $2,250,000 in 190G. and presented to the nation. Miss Richardson said: "I tried to destroy the picture of the most beau tiful woman in mythological history as a protest against the government for destroying Emmeline Pankhurst. who is the most beautiful character in modern history." The magistrate committed Miss Richardson for trial at the sessions. Bail was refused. The secretary of the gallery told the magistrate the selling price of the picture had been depreciated as much as $75,000. The prisoner harangued the court at length. It is the tenth time. Miss Richardson was before the magistrate this year. Mrs. Pankhurst to Jail. Glascow, March 10. Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst today was carried from a cell to an automobile on a stretcher, and taken to the station and placed on an express train for London. It is assumed she will be placed in Holl oway jail. Many polcemen who assist ed in Mrs. Pankhurst's arrest last night, suffered severe scratches from barbed wire stretched across a plat form on which she was speaking. Condon, March 10. Militant suffra-- gets today picketed every railroad ter minal at which Mrs. Pankhurst might arrive from Scotland, also Holloway Jail. FEDERALS START AFTER MORE HEN Raids Upon Talent of Several National and American Teams Reported. Chicago, I1L, March 10. The federal league has begun a campaign to get players under contract with the Na tional and American leagues, accord ing to special dispatches from south ern training camps. Manager Stovall of the Kansas City Federals admitted he was after some players of the Chi cago Nationals and St. Louis Ameri cans. It is also reported that four Boston Americans, two pitchers and a third baseman and a shortstop, and Pitcher Alexander of the Philadelphia Nationals bad applied for terms of the Federals. OLD IOWA PAPERS UNITE INTERESTS Waterloo, Iowa. March 10. The Dally Reporter and Evening Courier, two of the oldest newspapers in Iowa, . It.... 1 A.A tAnwr nave pu tu. ' IT' 1 they wUl be Issued from the Courier office SMALLPOX INQUIRY IS ON State Board of Health Begins Series of Investigations. Springfield. I1L, March 10. Reports of suspected smallpox from several communities in Illinois today set the state board of health to work upon a series of Investigations. Acting Secretary Amos Sawyer of the board detailed Inspector C. S. Nel son to the county near Lowder, from which section one report came. From Lowder Nelson will go to narvell. Reports came also from Rockport. In , Pike county, and Windsor in Shelby county, where smallpox is supposed to exlat in several cases. GIRL TRIES TO DIE IN ACTOR'S ROOM New York. March 10. Edith Rock-J Gets Thompaonvllle Office, well, said by the police to belong to a Washington. D. C. March 10. Presi-well-to-do Chicago family, took poison dent Wilson yesterday sent to the In the apartment of Frank Kahl. an I aenate the nomination of R. A. Thomp- actor. who said the girl followed him '. , " . ,,.. ! wesu an-r. -.-.v- or ner recovery. i JVwi -rtAve with START FUND FOR PERSON DEFENSE Labor Union Men Raise $487 at First Meeting to Aid Clinton Slayer. Chicago, 111., March 9. A campaign to raise 100,000 for the defense of Edi tor Carl E. Person, charged with murdering Tony Musser, ex-chief of pollcacand strike: breaker of Clinton, I1L, was launched yesterday at a labor massmeeting at Cohan's Grand Opera house. ., A series of stereopticon pictures, showing & number of fatal wrecks on the Illinois Central road, which the union machinists allege have occurred in the 29 months that the machinist's union has been "locked out," were thrown on a screen together with the picture of Person editing his paper from his cell in the county jail at Clinton, 111. A collection amounting to $487 was taken in the audience, which was composed almost entirely of workingmen and women. Frank Comerford, who will defend Person, proposed a permanent national organization for the defense of union men arrested in labor disputes and for the additional purpose of laying evidence of industrial discontent and its cause before the United States in dustrial welfare commission recently appointed by President Wilson. "The Illinois Central railroad," Mr. Comerford said, "has refused to recog nize the right of the union machinists to organise Into a system federation a right indispensable to collective bar gaining. There is no controversy over wages or hours or conditions. "The Illinois Central is a corpora tion a legal person. Under the terms of its charter it Is a partner of the state of Illinois. The state partici pates in the earnings of the road to the extent of 7 per cent and takes part in the management to the extent of having the governor on the board of director. "The laws of Illinois allow dollars to unionize in what is called a cor poration. We want to know whether the state, as a partner of the Illinois Central, sanctions the denial of this right to the men. We protest against this discrimination which establishes 'n"lnf , thft frdom of a precedent inimical to the freedom of workingmen." Attorney Comerford then told of the charges against Person. "Person was decoyed from his office by a fake telephone call sent by Mus ser. who waylaid him and beat him unmercifully." Mr Comerford said. "That boy, weighing 129 pounds, was almost insensible when Musser. over 6 feet in height and weighing more than 210 pounds, was pulled otf him. As Musser struggled to get at his vic tim again. Person, in self-defense, fired the shot that killed him. "In addition to the murder charge. romnn faces a leaerai inammeui cnar&,ng hIm wth mailing matter re flecting injuriously on the conduct oi the Illinois Central. The indictment carries a maximum penalty of 35 years' imprisonment and $35,000 fine. He has three fights before him. The first in the federal court, the second to get a change of venue to a county where he can get a fair trial, and the third for his life on the murder charge." son : be postmaster at Thompson- -hi- tii .nrf that of E. P. McManus. - Keokuk, Iowa. ill ilii -'"'"llP P "'i'1 .hi"' I THE WEATHER Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for Rock Island, Davenport, Molina and Vicinity. Unsettled tonight and Wednesday, probably snow, colder tonight with the lowest temperature about 20 to 25 de grees. Moderate to brisk northerly winds. Temperature at 7 a. m. 31. Highest yesterday 43. Lowest last night 29. . Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 5 miles per hour. Precipitation none. Relative humidity at 7 p..m. 47, at 7 a. m. 74. - - - Stage of water 4.7, a rise of .1 in last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening stars: Mercury, Venus. Sat urn. Mars. Morning star: Jupiter Constellation Draco conspicuous north of northeast about 8:30 p. m., with head of Dragon low and near the bril liant star Vega. LAD SHOT IN EYE MAY LOSE SIGHT East Moline Boy Victim of Third . Accident of Similar Nature In Few Days. Leonard Richards, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Richards. 409 State street. East Moline, may lose the sight of his right eye as the re sult of being shot with an air rifle in the hands of a playmate. This Is the third accident of this nature to hap pen within the last few days in this vicinity. Richard, with several older boys, was playing in a ditch under a cul vert about 6 o'clock last evening. One of the boys, about 15 years old, whose name is not known, deliberately pointed the gun at the unfortunate lad and fired. The shot struck the boy squarely In the right eye cutting it badly. He was hurried to a special ist's office in this city and the injury dressed. If complications do not de velop the sight of the eye may be" saved. Warren Marshall, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Marshall, who was hurt Saturday, is believed to be out of dan ger now, though there is no chance to save the use of the eye. Bars Heirs From Own Line. Pittsburgh., March 10. Although he made his fortune of more -than $500, 000 In the wholesale liquor business, Jacob Friday, who died April 13. 1913, had inserted in his will a provision ex pressly stipulating that "any bene ficiary who directly or Indirectly en gages II the liquor business shall for feit all rights and claims In the es tate." The will is being contested on the ground that he did net have testa mentary capacity at the time the doc ument was made. MILITARY FLYER KILLED BY A FALL Salisbury, England. March 10. Cap tain Cyll Downer was killed in a fall from an aeroplane while flying today at the military aerodrome. ) WILSON SEEKING CHANGES IN BILLS President Takes Steps to Ob tain Revision of Measures Aimed at the Trusts. Washington, D. C, March 10. Pres ident Wilson took steps yesterday to have the three anti-trust bills which acejknding. betoce- the-hvusa wjiumft- tee on judiciary substantially revised. These three bills are . the monopoly definition, trade relations and inter locking directorate measures. Representatives Clayton, Floyd and Carlin, the authors of the bills, held a J two hours conference with the presi-. dent this afternoon and as a result ' they are now rewriting the measures i in accordance with the president's : views. The president impressed upon the subcommittee the necessity of hastening this legislation. The president said he was satisfied with the provisions of the trade rela tions bill as it now stands. This bill provides that the corporations in in terstate commerce may not discrimi nate in prices charged to their custom ers in different sections of the coun try, abolishes the so-called exclusive sales practice in the commercial world and permits a person Injured by a monopoly to use any decree obtained against such a monopoly as conclu sive evidence of damages. In regard to the monopoly definition bill the president was less certain as to the wisdom of some of its provi sions. This bill now classifies four distinct conditions as "restraints of, trade." I The president feels that these should j be worded differently. The provision of the bill which for bids corporations in interstate com merce from preventing or restricting competition among their purchasers is to remain practically without change. With regard to the bill on Interlock ing directorates, extensive changes are to be made. The president feels that some provi sions may go too far and has sug gested that persons engaged in the manufacture of products used by rail roads shall be debarred from acting as directors of railroads only in cases where a joint directorate tends to cre ate a "community of interests," liable j to lead to a restraint of trade. I "Hasten anti-trust bills," is the word j actuating congressional committees to get the program ready for early action. Senator Cummins' amendment to the interstate commerce law to define the liability of common carriers for freight was tentatively approved byi the senate committee, with amend ments. I WOMEN VOTING IN LOCAL PRIMARIES Springfield, 111., March 10. Women in hundreds of villages and small cities In Illinois today participated for the first time in the selection of nominees for municipal offices In local primaries. Bridgeport, Conn., March 10. De- murrcr by counsel for former Presi- . dent Mellen of the New Haven rail- ; rrad charged, with manslaughter a tfc- result of the train wreck was'sus- tained by Superior Judge -TutUe. - V J FOUR BULLETS IN NECK j Washington to Take Further Steps Demanding Punish ment of Assassins. Washington, D. C, March 10. Sec retary Garrison today received from ' Brig. Gen. Bliss, commanding the Texas border forces, a report on the Clemente Vergara. case by Captain Howard of the Fourteenth cavalry. "The investigation show that Ver gara was taken from Hidalgo ceme tery Saturday nlht by relatives W Vergara and hired Mexicans. Captain Saunders states positively that no Texas rangers crossed the border. He met the body at the landing oppo site San Enrique with Undertaker Convery Sunday morning. . Convery. brought the body to Laredo Sunday evening. He states there were no signs of burns on the body. He found, four bullet holes in' the neck, which was chafed, but not broken. The body is decompostd, but identification seems reliable. The recovery of the body Is said to have cost a brother- . in-law of Vergara $400. The body la being held at the request of Adjutant General Hutchins." t Secretary Bryan; entering the cab inet meeting, said that Consul Garrett had reported that relatives' of Ver gara had recovered the ' body, but Texas rangers did not cross the bor der. The body was delivered to Gar- rrtjt nnri Psptrtirn ffoimrtnrs nf inn rnnr ers on the American side by friends'-, of Vergara. " ' No Conflict With State. No conflict will ; arise between .the federal government and the state of Texas over the recovery of the .body . or vergara, uie niuruereu Ainencau ranchman. Further steps demanding punishment of Vergara's assassins will be taken. This 1b the status of the case. The view is held that Vergara was lured across the border and mur dered and that his body was recovered by his own friends, ' not by Texas rangers. Laredo, Texas, March 10. Report that Vergara was tortured before he was slain were exploded here today when examination of the body by state officials disclosed that the left hand was not burned, as officially reported by Captain Saunders of the rangers. Quiet at Torreon. El Paso, Texas, March 10. Consti tutionalists' officers said reports from Torreon . were that the situation was quiet. There are no reports of fight ing in the neighborhood. ' Rumor that Luis Trrazas, Jr has been liberated are denied. BOYDESPERADOESt SHOOT A FARMER Three Youths ' Escaping From St. Charles School Sought By a Posse. . Aurora, I1L, March 10. Armed farm ers are scouring the woods In the vi cinity of Big Rock for three boy des peradoes who escaped from the St. Charles school for boys last night, and today shot Elmer Dean, a farmer. In the throat, who attempted to appre hend them. The sheriff of Kane county hastened from Geneva in an automobile with a number of heavily armed men. That youths had taken refuge in a smalt clump of trees. It Is said Dean will live. Policeman Kills Assailant. Evan svi lie, Ind., March 10. Frank Melton, a policeman, yesterday after noon shot and instantly killed Bradley Wilson, a negro, and probably fatally wounded Solomon Bryant, another negro, when they attacked him for' trying to arrest them. . JUSTICE WRIGHT FREE OF CHARGES CM vr.hintin. D. C March 10. charge by Banker Cooper against justice Wright of the district nupraaa court aaking for, Wa Impeachment were dlamissea ey we " l"'" committee today as orrotwrntea,-"