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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGU
ViXTY-TIIIim YEAR. NO. 122.
TUESDAY. MARCH 10, 1914. TWELVE PAGE&
PRICE TWO CENTS.
LIST OF DEAD
IN CLUB FIRE
Twenty-two Bodies Be
lieved Still to Be in the
Ruins at St. Louis.
May Richardson, Notor
ious Militant, Invades
Death of Bauch
$400 IS PAID
General Bliss Learns De
tails of Removal of
Body From Mexico. -
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
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
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
"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
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.
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xpwalon in a passenger coach was re-;
Poa-lble for ibe flri. Two baggae j
two man cars and seven passe-n-
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.
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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
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
GUARDS HIRED TO
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
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
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it. I think we shou! said Chairman
Rome Strikers Return to Work.
Rome. Italy. March 10. Workmen
of Rome. -who yesterday declared a
general strike, decided today to re
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 .
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
AFTER MORE HEN
Raids Upon Talent of Several
National and American
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
OLD IOWA PAPERS
Waterloo, Iowa. March 10. The
Dally Reporter and Evening Courier,
two of the oldest newspapers in Iowa,
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nave pu tu. ' IT' 1
they wUl be Issued from the Courier
SMALLPOX INQUIRY IS ON
State Board of Health Begins Series
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
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wesu an-r. -.-.v-
or ner recovery. i
JVwi -rtAve with
START FUND FOR
Labor Union Men Raise $487
at First Meeting to Aid
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
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
"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
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
son : be postmaster at Thompson-
-hi- tii .nrf that of E. P. McManus.
- Keokuk, Iowa.
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Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina
Unsettled tonight and Wednesday,
probably snow, colder tonight with the
lowest temperature about 20 to 25 de
grees. Moderate to brisk northerly
Temperature at 7 a. m. 31. Highest
yesterday 43. Lowest last night 29.
. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 5 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p..m. 47, at
7 a. m. 74. - - -
Stage of water 4.7, a rise of .1 in last
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
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
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"
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.
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.
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,
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
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
WOMEN VOTING IN
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
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
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.
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
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
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. .
FREE OF CHARGES
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,-"