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Associated Press Exclusive Wire "SIXTY-TIIIUD-YJSAR. NO. 131. FRIDAY. MARCH 20, 1914. -TWENTY PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. DO RHINE OWNERS ASKING MILLION m DAiAGE NAME WHITE A DEFENDANT IN ABIG SUIT Dar.bary Hatters' Case is Cited as Precedent for Action. ASK BODY JUDGEMENT: Called Another Attempt to Har rass Union and Admission of a Lost Cause. iwrver. Coin.. March 20. Officials of the I'kiifrd Mine Workers of Amer-, ica here appeared to be a little dia- turbid ovt-r the announced intention of Colorado coal companies to file suits askim; damages and body judg ments acainst them. John Lawson, one of the executive board members j in Colorado, characterized the contem-; plated action as '"another attempt to harrass the union and an admission of the inability of tlie companies to break the strike." Counsel for the Colorado Fuel and Iron company filed eu:t in Las Animas county today charging con fpiracy against The United Mine Workers ' and asking $1,000,000 damages aeainst the union officials, in cludicg their president, John White. The Datbury hatters' case will be cited as a precedent, according to counsel for the plaintiffs. Similar cases will be filed in a few days, say coun sel, by other companies. For Experiment Stations. Washinpton. D. C, March 20. Rep resentative Taylor's bill establishing 19 mining experiment stations to im prove labor health and conditions and, efficiency in operations, one In Alaska, , iuiu uiuri 9 i ii mining, eia.i-. ui tuc Fest, was favorably acted upon by the mine committee and now goes to the house. Congressional hearings cn the Mich igan copper strike will be resumed here Monday, when John Mitchell will testify. GROCER WOUNDS 3 OF HIS FAMILY Then Is Shot in a Dnel With Policeman His Wife May'. Be Fatally Hurt. Washington. D. C, March 20. Her man Kubari-ky, a grocer, shot his wife, mother-in-law and brother-in-law, and -m himself wounded after a pis tol duel with a policeman, liis wife will probably die. Domestic truobles. Oak Park. Ca.. March 2. J. K. Eu- teoks. a farmer killed his wife with an axe and h;s two little dauehters with a I knife as they l-j)t. he then fired the j aone and Beveral other farm buildings. and fatally ehot himself. lie is be lieved demented. CONTRACTORS IN PLOT TO KILL BILL Chicago Attorney Tells of Con tributions to Pay For Lobby izg at Washington. Wa.hir.pton. D. C, March 20. At torney Edward Boyle of Chicago testl fid before the senate lobby commit-'- today ti.at while no specific fund a raibed by prison labor contractors w defeat the Hughes bill to regulate ihipaier.t of prison products, he had fpeared before the congressional com i<tee as a representative of contract ors opposed to the measure and he id under agreement various contract ors contributed. He had received no retainer. .8.000 6af Rcbbery In South. Gallatin. Tenn., March 20. Robbers blew the saXa of the First National tk, trd escaped with 118,000. KOETTER'S LIFE IS ASKED BY STATE Chicago, iil, March 20. Th trial "Handsome Jack," Koetters. sccus "1 of the murder of Mrs. Emma Kraft f Cincinnati, was bg'in today. He !ead "not guilty." The sta' aWs the death penalty. Mexican Bandit is Still Living . T'CL .- (c) Mutual Film Corp'n. Maximo Castillo. Maximo Castillo, the Mexican ban. dit charged with the Cumbre tunnel di8aster. is still being held by the TT. S. authorities, at Fort Bliss. Tex. Villa is anxious to get hold of Castillo and kill him. but Uncle Sam 'seems unwill ing to turn him over to the rebel lead er or to anyone else in Mexico. This is a very recent picture of the bandit, and was taken at Fort Bliss. SENATE REJECTS WOMAN SUFFRAGE Proposed Constitutional Amend ment Fails to Receive a Two-Thirds Majority. Q(TTJ- -OPPflSlUQAt Dread of Giving Black Population Ad ditional Power Influences Vote Against Law. Washington. D. C. March 20. The i lolnt resolution providing for a con- etitutional amendment nfranchising women was brought to a vote In the senate late yesterday and failed to re ceive the two-thirds majority necessary to Its passage, the vote being 35 for and 34 against. The amendment offered by Senator Vardaman of Mississippi, which provld ed In effect for the repeal of the loth -- i . V. nAnalititlnn nrlla defeated. 48 to 19. The amendment j prealy stipulated, the court was in-there ensued an almost complete ces to the Joint resolution offered by Sen-: formed, that Killifer agreed to devote nation of activities among editors and ator Williams of Mississippi, which hl8 entire time and attention to the j reporters by whom Mr. Lawson gen provided that only white women should j Bervce of the Chicago Federals. The ; erally was considered "the best re enjoy the right of suffrage, was lost, court was Informed that $500 was ad-: porter in Chicago." For years his 44 to 21. I vanced to Killifer on account, and wai stories have been held up as models Immediately after the vote was tak-1 en Senator Shafroth of Colorado an nounced that he would offer an amend ment providing that whenever 5 per cent of the voters of any state petl- tloned for the question of woman suf- frage to be submitted to the voters the question should be so submitted, in lieu of an amendment to the state constitution. Details of Vote. Following is the vote in detail on the resolution that failed of adoption yes terday: For Ashurst. Brady. Bristow, Bur ton. Chamberlain, Clapp, Clark (Wyo.). Gallinger. Gronna, Hollis. Hughes, Jones, Kenyon. La Follette, Lane, Lea (Tenn.), Myera, Nelson, Rowlands, Vorris. Owen. Perkins, roinaexter. Ransdell. Shafroth. Sheppard, Sher man. Smoot. Stephenson, Sterling, Sutherland. Thomas, Thompson, Town send, Works 35. Against Bankhead. Borah. Bradley, Brandegee, Bryan, Catron. Dillingham, Du Pont, Oore, James, Johnson, Lee (Md.), Lodge, McCumber. McLean, Martin, Martine, Oliver. Overman. Page, Pittman. Pomerene, Reed, Shields. 6milh (Ga), Smith (Md.). Smith (S. C). Swanson, Thornton. Tillman, Vardaman, Weeks. Williams, West 34. Senator Lewis of Illinois was absent from the city. The proposed Shafroth amendment embodied the plan which ha been ad vocated by the National Association for Woman Sufrrag through It con gressional committee here, of which Mr. Antoinette Funk and Mra. Medlll McCormlclc of Chicago are the leaders. Both of the suffrage organisations Issued statement following the vote In the aenat today. Senator OHle James of Kentucky as serted that his state bad one limited experience of woman suffrage In a lo cal school election. He said on that occasion ten negro women voted for every white woman who went to the polls. This utterance was typical of the attitude of the southern senators. . Senators from the suffrage states replied .to these arguments by saying FIRST LEGAL BLOW DEALT IN BALL WAR Federal League Asks for Injunction to Restrain Bill Killifer. TEST RESERVE CLAUSE Catcher Returns to Phillies After Signing With New Chicago Club. Grand Rapids, Mich., March 20. The first legal shot of the baseball war of 1914 was fired here today by the Federal league In filing a peti tion with the United States d 1b trie t court for the western district of Mich igan asking for an Injunction to re strain William J. Killifer. Jr., former I lv catcher of the Philadelphia Nationals. from playing baseball with any club other than the Chicago Federals. Judge- Sessions was absent from the city and it was Impossible to se cure a temporary restraining order. The prayer for this was stricken out and Instead April 3 fixed as the date for the hearing of the question of a temporary Injunction. Killifer signed a three year contract with the Chicago Federals, but after ward was persuaded that the reserve . clause in his old contract with the Philadelphia club held him legally to ! Philadelphia, and joined his former team.' The suit involves the legality of the reserve clause, long regarded as one of the bulwarks of organized - baseball. The suit, was brought in ; the western Michigan district because . Killifer la a resident of Paw Paw, Mich. King to .organization -Of the Chicago Federal League baseball) club for the purpose of maintaining baseball club, the bill declared "that j it was necessary to engage mo or - vices of baseball players of unique and extraordinary skill and expert- In ess, among whom was the defend- ant," Bill Killifer. Weeghman Signs Complaint. the cccident is supposed to have hap The coraDlaiht. which was signed i pened. bv Charles Weeghman, president of the Chicago Federal League Baseball club, told of the signing of the con tract by Killifer la which he agreeu to play for three years for the Chi-! cago Federals for a total of $17,500. - - of. a n - WAn TKa MAntmt copy of wncn as attached to the .... - j , j J accepted by him, and is still retain- ed. Failure to reDort for practice. In accordance with his contract, was al- leged against Killifer. A tribute to the ability of Catcher Killifer wan contained In a DaraeraDh which Informed the court "that the de-lof fendant Is a baseball player, towlt: a catcher, of unique and extraordinary skill and expertness, and of such per bonal and intellectual character that hls loss cannot be substantially com- pensated for by the services of some other baseball catcher. The bill set forth that the Chicago Federals will suffer irreparable in Jury unless a restraining order issues enjoining Catcher Killifer from play ing with clubs other than the Chi cago Federals, and more particularly with the Philadelphia Nationals, with whom the complainant believes Killi fer is now In active practice In pre paration for the opening of the base ball season. that the question was neither one of state's right nor of justice, but of fun damental justice. Following Is the statement issued by Mrs. Antoinette Funk of the congres sional committee: "Every equal suffragist hoped that the amendment for full suffrage might have been favorably considered at this session of congress. Such hope can not be realized, largely because of the congressional squeamishness of certain senators and representatives. "But we want federal legislation and the new amendment cannot fail to find favor with the most carping propo nent of the doctrine of state's rights; because each state's constitution gives in Its last analysis to the voters of that state the right to pass upon whether women should have equal po litical rights with men." Senator Shafroth today succeeded having referred to the suffrage com mittee his resolution for a constitu tional amendment requiring btates to decide the woman suffrage question for themselves, whenever 5 per cent of the voters oetitioued tL FATAL FALL FOR STAR REPORTER John L. Lawson of Chicago Tribune Steps Off Into Spe at Press Club. ' Chicago, -March 20. John L. Law- i-on na etar rannrttfp frtf tho f h i f-Tl PT1 aT rtD one of the best Known newspaper neh in the niiddlewest. im, Aath ut.ri ftr. uQQa when hfl feU down aQ eievator . . rhIea,0 Tres3 cib build- j . ... hrt AiRnvf,rl.A th 1 bottom of the shaft some time after j It Is believed Mr. Lawson opened the door of the elevator shaft, which Is used for freight, mistaking It, for tho door of the lavatory adjoining, and stepped in before realizing his ; mistake. XlHlon npv nf thfk trAffAdv WAR flashed to the different newspaper I nrriAA. V... f ln ( , i. Vana kuraan of newspaper writing. Mr. Lawson was 36 years old and i unmarried. He lived with his mother on the South Side. He was born on J Prince Edward Island, B. C. His newspaper career extended over a i period of 15 years during the most which time he was on the staffs of different Chicago newspapers. Exposition Officers Reelected. San Francisco, March 20. Presi- Charles C. Moore and all officers Inf th Panama-Pacific International exposition were relected by the board of directors yesterday, following the reelection of the entire hoard by the stockholders. Volcanologlst Burned. Toklo, Japan, March 20. Frank Fer rett, American volcanologlst, was slightly burned on the hands and legs by an explosion of molten lava while studying the volcano Sakura Jima. Philadelphia The entire estate of Joseph Fels, millionaire and single-tax advocate, was left to his widow with the exception of $50,000 willed to Wal ter Coates of Middleboro, England, "as a token of appreciation of faithfulness to me and as a man." Coates was Mr. Fels' secretary. AGREEMENT ENDS $3,000,000 DEBT St. Louis. Mo., March 20. A debt of nearly four million, which the Frisco railroad owed Albert T. Per kins, as syndicate trustee, is cancelled by the terms of an agreement filed with Federal Judge Sanborn, who will pass on the agreement this afternoon. Two of the subsidiaries of the Frisco revert to the syndicate that promoted them. Attorney Johnson for Frisco receiver, said the settlement filed today reduc ed the indebtedness of the Frisco more than three million and averted a long litlcatlon. NOT SCARING HIM I tflKfc NO. 1 V. L TE- WE- c 1 THE WEATHER Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for Rock Island, Davenport, Molirte and Vicinity. Increasing cloudiness tonight be coming unsettled Saturday, colder Sat urday. The lowest temperature to night will be about 25 -degrees; mod erate shifting winds Saturday. Temperature at 7 a. m. 2L Highest yesterday 22,"ldwe9tlasV night 20. . Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 4 miles per hour. Precipitation none. . Relative humidity at 7 p. m. G7 at 7 a. m. 89. Stage of water 3.3 a fall of .1 In last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Erening stars: Mars. Venus, Saturn Morning stars: Jupiter, Mercury. Tho Pleiades seen favorably, due west, mid way of the heavens about 8 D. m CARSON'S RETURN BRINGS MILITARY Tense Situation at Belfast, But Action of Authorities Pre vents Clash. Belfast, Ireland, March 20. Before landing Sir Edward Carson, who re turned here today, received - on the steamer Sir George Richardson, re tired lieutenant general of the British army, who is commander-in-chief of the Ulster unionist forces, together with his chief officers. As the party came down the gangway they found drawn up a guard of honor summoned to unionist headquarters late iast night. The crowd gave a hearty wel come, cheering wildly and firing in the air with revolvers. Great activity dis played at unionist headquarters and army barracks caused considerable excitement among the people of Bel fast, who momentarily expected a de cisive move on the part of the unionist chiefs or the government. In response to instructions from army headquarters 600 infantrymen arrived at Newry from the Curragh and Mullingar garrison at London derry, and were reinforced by 300, while two warships arrived in Dublin bay; Carson issued an appeal to his fol lowers to preserve calm. Shot in Fight Over Woman. Decatur, 111., March 20. Richard Roderick, a Wabash conductor, was shot and fatally wounded by Ed Phipps. a Wabash engineer; following a quarrel over Mrs. Phipps. Phipps gave himself up. Washington Team Wins. Charlottesville, Va., March 20. Re cruits and a few veterans of the Wash ington Ameriscan league team yester day defeated the University of Virginia nine, 5 to 4. The game was called at the end of the sixth inning on account of cold. Peter E. Narey Dead. Spirit Lake. Iowa, March 20. Peter E. Narey, 70. former deputy revenue collector of northern Iowa, is dead. He was widely known . in northern Iowa, MONIS EXPLAINS ROCHETTE DELAY Former Premier Says Pleadings at Trial Would Have Caused Financial Panic. - ?A 1 Premier Monis today, before aa.?iin:t tigating committee of the chamber of deputies, explained his part in the scandal connected with the delay in the trial of Henri Rochette, who, it Is said, swindled the French public of many millions. He said: . "Joseph Cail- I lonv then minister , . k Vctt r " "IT, h. 1911. and said one of . OBmemmi.au tne iawyera uesireu a su.cu VL luc -"7" "t to the financial situation, pleadings . would likely be made at the trial that j would cause losses to savings banks and affect the public loans. No politi-1 i cal interests were mentioned." Monis j nn nrpssura had heen nlaced unon Prosecutor Fabre to defer the trial. j Police and military authorities took great precaution today- to prevent any disturbances at the funeral of Editor Calmette. Detachments of police were stationed all along the route. The funeral of the victim of Madame Caillaux took place at a church with in a block of the residence of his as sassin. An hour before the procession moved, vast crowds filled the streets. Besides police, who were all along the route, squadrons of mounted republi can guards occupied strategic posi tions. Among those present at the funeral j were former President Loubet, two former premiers. Attorney Labori, who is to defend Mamade Caillaux, Sarah Bernhardt and hundreds of other notables. Some of the many wreaths bore "victim of devotion to his coun try" and "killed on the field of honor." The procession reached the cemetery without Incident. Crowds along the route were silent and uncovered. Returning from the cemetery ex Premiers Barthou and Briand were cheered by the crowd. A royalist en thuiast shouted: "Cheers for Cail laux." He was attacked by the crowd and wounded by a revolver shot. EARTH SWALLOWS MINERS AND SHANTY IN THE EAST Pottsville, Pa., March 20. The earth opened and swallowed two miners and a shanty on the mountainside today. There is no trace of the men or build ing. They may have been dropped 500 feet and it may require weeks to learn their fate. Boston, With Ever, Wins. Macon, Ga., March 20. The Boston National league club defeated the New ark. N. J., International league team, 3 to 2. Shortstop Maranville and Sec ond Baseman Evers of Boston played sonsational ball. E. Zimmerman and Tooley scored Newark's runs with homers. Athletics Blank Waycross. Waycross, Ga., March 20. The Phil adelphia American league team won from the Waycross, Ga., State league team, 9 to 0. Mclnnts, Philadelphia's first baseman, hit a homer in- the seventh Inning, scoring one run ahead of him. '- , AMERICAN IN ESCAPE FROM nncvipn QfiDC IVILUVU IIUI k C. Ballard Releases Self From Noose and Plunges in Rio Grande. FIRED AT, BUT UNHURT Swims Stream Twice Before Gaining His Liberty Fed- . erals Are Suspected. Austin, Texas, March 20. Charles Ballard, an American, kidnaped by five Mexicans near Carrizo Springs, yesterday, escaped by diving Into the Rio Grande. The sheiff of Dimmitt county said: "Ballard was kidnaped In this city , yesterday morning at 9 o'clock by five Mexicans and led by a rope around his neck with his hands tied behind to the river near San Pedro ranch. When led into the river he cut the rope,' freed himself, dived and swam to the" Mexican side. He was shot at sev-' eral times. Unhurt, he plunged Into the river again, diving under, swam to the American side and escaped. Indi cations point to federal Mexican sol diers." .. "Bet Your Money," Says' Villa. I" Juarez, Mexico, March 20. A letter dated at Torreon March 16, was re ceived here today by way of Eagle Pass, Texas, Indicating, It Is said, that . Torreon was still in the hands of the federals on that date and the rebel general Villa had not closed the railroad. General Villa telegraphed a friend today sayings. - "Rot all . 7rMi miiiav ' that . forces: wtft lpttrr Torreoi Torreon by March giyi The recipient found ' a federal I sympathizer who wagered $1,000 American gold that Villa not only would not make his boast good! out that the federals would still have Torreon at the end of April. . Honoral Acnifi-t-A PananMii. aIh ' aphed that his command, the at gza brigade had Joined tonm wJ grapnea mat nis command, the ara- igi!a brigade, had joined forces with thnR(, -f funeral Bnsalln H.rn.nri.. Manuel Chao and Maximo Gacia. and tfaat the enUre army vag gU) approaching Torreon CAR IN WILD RUN; 1 DEAD20 HURT Collision Occurs in East After Two-Mile Dash at Full Speed at Midnight. Gasport, N. V., March . 20. Glenn Bridgemann was killed and 20 per- sons Injured, two fatally, in a col lision of trolley cars. A Rochester- HsitnY stas aha- I armldnTghr for ordr The moVorl man and conductor entered the sta tion. From an unknown cause the car started at full, speed and for two miles ran wild. ' At Wick wire i it crashed Into a Buffalo-bound car, tele scoping it. Not one passenger In the two cars escaped Injury. Milk rpemands Dropped. Chicago, 111., March 20. Cessation active nostilities m the conflict over milk prices was announced by the Milk Producers' association, which advised members there was doubt whether It would be advisable to press the de mands now. Attempt to Expell McDermott Fails. Washington, D. C, March 20. A hot debate, which ended without action, followed a proposal of Volsted, Minne sota, to expel McDermott, Illinois, from tlie house when , the judiciary committee met to consider resolution of censure in connection with, , the. Mulhall charges. New Altitude Flight Record. Johannesthal, March 20. Aitltuds record 12,303 feet for flight with threa passengers established by Thelen Get man, aviator. CHICAGO TO STOP JAIL LABOR SALE Chicago, I1L, March 20. The eon. tract labor system under which the labor of prisoners In Chicago's bride well has been sold to private contrac tors has been declared Illegal by thf corporation counsel and Will Vo isbed May 1, - . .