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Associated Press HOME EDITION Exclusive wire l XT V-T 1 1 1 KU YEAlt. XQ. 140. PRICK TWO CENTS. TUESDAY, Al'IUL. 7, 1914.-TWKLVK PAGE! f TOLL FATE OF 3,000 SALOONS PUT UPTOWOMEN Liquor Question to be Set tled in 324 Illinois Townships Today. NEGRO KILLS HIS WIFE FOR HER DRY VOTE HUERTA PLAN TO TRY AGAIN F0RT0RRE0N Federal Forces Being Con centrated in Effort to Retake Fallen City. SEMA1 TORREON HEA ilNGHAS AY LIMIT 15-D COUP BY LASALLE WETS Writ of Supersedeas Issued by Judge Craig at Eleventh Hour Prevents Vote. Chicago. III.. April 7 Upon the rotes today of women depend the fate 0f more than three thousand saloons n Il'linoU. In townships in 67 counties they ent to the polls. Fifty thousand downstate women are elig ible to vote. Rin and cold as general in .south ern Illinois, but thousands of women accompanied their husbands. who itopped at the polls before going to work Thev voted in large numbers in mid forenoon, showing their -.terest in the sharpest and bitterest fight ever raged between the saloons and its foes in this state. Supreme Court Judge Craig last light issued a writ of supersedeas pre renting consideration of the local op tion question in La Salle county. i, I large force of extra deputies guarded the polls at Spnngneia to pre.rui threatened trouble. Anti-saloon work ers asserted the 200 saloons in the cap ital would be voted out of existence, tad feeling is high. Big Chicago Registration. More than 217.500 women registered in Chicago and for the first time will enjoy equal rights with men in the al dermanic election. It was estimated that more than eighty per cent of those registered would vote. It was esti mated 75 per cent of the 455.2S3 regis tered male voters-a ouJJ t limtr 1ml lou today, making the vote the larg est on record for this city. For fear SLaoy women might spoil their ballots on their first vote nearly half a million extra ballots were distributed at the rails. Extra Dolice were detailed to everal wards. The most Important aldermanic contest was the First ward, where Miss Marion Drake, a court stenographer, opposed Alderman John "Bathhouse Couglilin for reelection. Beside the aldermanic candidates 12 ltions aDDeared on tie ballot, the most important pro Tiding for building a comprehensive wbway system to cost $130,000,000. Heavy and early voting was the rule a the majority of the wards. Women Take Full Time. Women take much longer to vote than men, according to election offi cials here. They examined their bal lots, deliberately marked them and carefully folded them with exactitude. A large percentage of the new voters took the full time allowed by law. Mrs. M. H. Vansant, 80. traveled from California to Alton, 111., to vote for the "dr) ." Local option brought out the ear liest and largest vote ever cast at Galeaburg. Women were the first voters. Business men of Alton, III., placed armed guards in their establishments in anticipation of possible street clashes by the liquor factions. Jam at Aurora. At Aurora. Iil., the women In the Urn opportunity to vote on the saloon question, stormed the polls. They came on foot and in automobiles In fashion able dress and aprons. At Quincy a record " vote Is belni Polled. It U estimated more than terea thousand women would vote. Tbs anti-saloon campaign has been free from personalities. Quincy baa to breweries and 140 saloons, and Is HlJered one of the strongest "wet" lties In Illinois. Pana township may not be able to vote on the liquor question today. At 4 this morale g Town Clerk Lister ran to police headquartee and gasped out that had been held up by 25 armed men ad J.00O election ballots taken from fm. They were all men's ballots. The '-tack follows a vigorous attempt to lep the "wet and "dry" question off 'he ballot. Heavy Rain at Capital. Springfield, April ". Though rain f in torrents, the polling places ere crowded by women. lolM. III., April 7 Women crowd the polling places from the opening "t the booths. The greatest vole In fce Llhtory of the township is pre dieted. There wej frequent calls for JWIce to guard polling places. There no serious rioting. Bloomiugton, III.. April 7 Despite M and rain crowds of men and wont 's were on hand when the polls open ed. ' Dry Claim Rockford. Rockford. III.. April 7. Perfect ather brought out a heavy vote. In dications were nearly all of the 8.000 Aurora. 111., April T. John Haegel. colored, was arrested charged with shooting and killing his wife during a quarrel following his discovery she had gone to the polls to cast her first ballot. She voted dry. Haegel told the police his wife had promised to go to the polls with him. When she re turned home he slapped her. He said she killed herself. The wound, how ever, is In the back of the head. The shooting added to the intense election excitement. Clifford Adams, co'ored, the only witness of the shooting, says the hus band's story is true. ' Several "dry" workers were attack ed, but escaped injury. registered women would vote. Dry claimed an early victory. Accident at Fulton. Fulton. 111.. April 7. Rev. George E. Sharp suffered concussion of the brain today when an automobile In which he had been carrying women voters to the polls overturned. ! IN WISCONSIN, i Milwaukee. Wis., April 7. Voters of ' Wisconsin today will cast ballots for I municipal and Judicial candidates. In . Milwaukee chief interest centered ' over the mayoralty, for which Gerhard J Bad in p. non-partisan incumbent, is op I posed by Emil Seidel, social-democrat. ( "Wets and drys ' are fighting tor con- "Wets and drys are ngmmg tor con- t k, f rc. m th tat j including Madison and Belolt. No foreigners have been hurt or killed, j IN MISSOURI. ' An offic,al report says General Cabal- ! Kansas City. Mo.. April 7 The com- lero was fighting In the streets of Tam I . . . . . it.. I ...turliiv anil la ovnerted to can- mission iorm oi suicrumcui 13 ;big issue today in the municipal elec- 1 tion. 1 TXT MTMWPCnT St, Paul. Minn.. April 7.-The liquor license nuestion is the most important j issue in Minnesota cities holding mu nicipal elections today. Elections w;ere hid in all cities of the fourth class ex. cept some of those having home rule charters. IN NEBRASKA. Lincoln. Neb.. April 7. A majority of Vhraka cities not including the 1 first-class, held municipal elections to i day. Voters of many towns passed on ; the local option question tor tne com ocai option quesuoii iui vv- Ing municipal year; iaggy Jti . , permitting Siimray oaseoau was uy u I some towns. ; IN MICHIGAN. j Detroit. Mich, April 7. Additional : returns from yesterday s local option j election in Michigan counties revealed mat eacn vi iue uyiufi " I two counties from the other. Wexrord I county went "wet" by a majority of four. The "wets" also captured Clarke county. The "drys-? took Roscommon ! and Ingham counties from the saloon ! forces. Lansing, the capital, is located j in Ingham county. CASE OF HIGGINS PUT OFF ONE DAY Mercer County Grand Jury May Hear Evidence in Slaying: Charge Tomorrow. r.io.hnrr ill. . ADril 7. The Mercer county grand Jury began its sessions! yesterday and adjourned until wea nesday without hearing any evidence relative to the charges against Robert Higgins. who is accused of murdering his wife that he might marry Julia Klake. his schoolgirl stepdaughter. The state's attorney said he was prepared to present the evidence In the Higgins case to the Jury as soon as it recon- venes. , , Mrs. Higgins death at first was look ed on as accidental. Attention was directed to the possible commission of crime by letters in which Julia Flake had asked an uncle to come to their home and kill her mother. GUSTAVE ASKING EARLY OPERATION Stockholm. Sweden, April 7. King Gustave expressed the wish that the operation, which, according to Profes or Fleiner. summoned from Iieiuei berg is necessary, should be per formed at the earliest possible mo ment Brymn I Better. Washington. D- C. April 7.-Secre-tary Bryan was much Improved today. It wa said he would dine out tonight. claimIailTaux influenced wife Paris, France, April 7. Publication of testimony of President Poncaire In dicating that M. Calllaux had at least influenced bis wife's action has given rise to a suggestion that he may be brought into the investigation as an accomplice In the murder of Editor Calmette of tha Figaro. VILLA CLEARING FIELD Rebel Chief Commended by American Agent for Humane Methods Employed. Washington, D. C, April 7. The cabinet today discussed the Mexican situation. Confidential reports were received saying the Huerta forces were concentrating for an attack to retake Torreon. Officials look for another battle soon. Excellent order is being maintained. There has been no sacking or pillaging and the Villa forces are making efforts to restore order and normal conditions. was the Import of dispatches from Tnrrnn Consular Agent Carothers at Torreon. j - j , - turn the citv soon. Juarez. Mexico. April 7. The guil lotine of France has made Its appear- . in Mexicc , in . the state 01 ban 1. n( Pntnsi. Rebel mechanics have built a guillotine. "It.works splendid ly." said General Gutierrez, who is here conferring with Carranza. A test has not been made on a human being . . . 1 t yet. A tairiD was soti iwu. The policy of expelling Spaniards Mn.l.n is a sottlod nn with the rebel government. Spaniards will be nuui . expelled from all territory taken by rebels. American Agent Reports. Ma-rf,.,, Anril 7. George C. Juarez. Mexico. April 7. George c n. .m h . vn .medal reDresehtatKr--rfTlection of the home rule bill was Tde- department, who haa been the state department, who haa been . .T- n AnnatfAmAnf U'lth tnrOUgU lUO juncu chbbvuh, General Villa, returned here today to assist in negotiations jiwituis iu luc ... . . . 1 1. ; .. w welfare of the six hundred Spanish residents ordered out of Torreon by the rebels. He brought with him the first non-partisan eye witness account of the battle. Mr. Carothers kept a brief diary of events which he witnessed but he was too greatly fatigued after his trip, which began at Torreon yester day, to give more than a brief outline to reporters. "The rebel loss," said Mr. Caroth ers, "was six hundred killed and 1.400 wounded. We don't know the federal loss accurately, except that Villa found in the hospitals, 805 of their wound ed." Asked why Velasco, the federal conianander evacuated the city, Mr. Carothers said the federal leader's one excuse was that he had run out of small arm ammunition. "However." the state department agent smiled. - I think he was mis taken about that, for when he started Kuminc hi ammunition, we' could .r. Aa nnnninr and wr " rr;Jr;::.V. ill B- I a onm on i n nit mi 11 luci c uui, w hn f nnn ooo of them, more or less. "I am convinced that the real reason was that Villa's tireless ham mering wore down his men until they could no longer fight. They had been on the scantiest rations of both food and water and were all In. as the phrase has It." Grievances Well Founded. "At San Pedro there is a federal gar rison and a battle is expected there at any moment. "There can be no doubt that Vil la's grievance against many of the Spaniards was well founded. He was very angry at first but with success he has grown more lenient and the In nocent will doubtless be restored to their properties and homes in due time after an investigation. "They all have money and will not be a charge upon the community here. "Torreon fell on the night of Thurs day. April 2, as reported by General Villa to General Carranza. Up to that time there was not the faintest basis for the reports that the town had fallen. The evacuation began at 7 o'clock on the morning of Thursday and at that time, and indeed until the evacuation was complete, the federals held every position in the city of Tor reon which they originally possessed. "It was not until after the evacua tion on Thursday that the rebels per manently occupied any position in the city Villa attacked repeatedly from the outside. His men would rush into the town, making depperate asraults with their hand grenades, but they never retained a position until after the flight of the federal troops. Fight ing continued almost to the last min ute." When General Velasco fled he left placards on the hospitals saying that he left the wounded to the kindness of the consuls and to the mercy of General Villa. SECOND READING HOME RULE BILL Government Majority Reduced . .... n. , t r XII mr 11 Knptinps kcius- ing to Ballot. London, England, April 7. By a ma- wiv f sn n amendment for there- j featcd In the house of commons last I I l L I .'V... J!.!.!.. . It a Kill uroa feated in j II 1 1 1 L 1UU uuiaiuu n j given for the third time its second reaaing in me uuuae. iue nutuuuwui I 1 . . or . nc was ueieatea oy u. vuie ui ojo iu .iu. The announcement of the figures evoked louder cheers from the opposi tion than from the ministerialists, the opposition interpreting them as grati fying proof of a dwindling government majority. But the diminution is ac counted for to some extent by the re fusal to vote of the O'Brienltes. The speeches were generally much more conciliatory in tone than those which marked the bill's earlier pas sages. John E. Redmond, the national ist leader, who opened the debate, again held out the olive branch to Uls ter in a speech of great eloquence, but Insisted that it was Impossible for him and his colleagues to agree to the permanent exclusion of Ulster and to abandon it's principle of "Ireland a Nation." The second reading of the home rule bill was carried the first time by a ma tnHiv of 101 and tli second time by a malnHtV of 9$. J-ist nigiit eigni rvnrlpnUes abstained from voting and two liberals voted against the govern- .l One rationalist was absent - throueh illness. Three laborites also were absent, and Charles F. G. Master- man, who had previously voiea as a member of the government, lost his seat in the election for Bethnal Green last February. A large gathering of Irishmen, all carrying green flags, assembled outside parliament last night to celebrate the passage of the bill. They cheered wildly when the result of the vote was announced and gave ovations to the members of the government and the nationalist leaders as they left the house. Belfast. April 7. Colonel Sharman Crawrord was returned yesterday un opposed to parliament as unionist member for East Belfast to fill the vacancy in the house of commons caused by the death on March 25 of Robert James McMordie. Western Governors Meet. Denver. Colo., April 7. What is de clared to be the most far-reaching ef fort ever made to resist government reservation of public lands of the West began today when the western governors' conference opened the an nual meeting. JAP NOT ABLE TO FORM A CABINET Tokio. Japan. April 7. The Japan ese empire has been thrown into a con dition of utter political confusion by the inability of Viscount Kiyoura to form a cabinet to replace that under the premiership of Count Yamamoto. The Viscount today Informed the em peror that he would be compelled to give up the task. All political groups as well as the navy have virtually gone 03 a strike. THE WEATHER ) Forecast Till p. m. Tomorrow, for Rock Island, Davenport, Mo'.in and Vicinity. Mostly cloudy tonight and Wednes day; colder tonight, with the lowest temperature about 25 degrees; fresh northerly breezes. Temperature at 7 a. m. 33. Highest yesterday 47. lowest last night 31. Velocity cf wind at 7 a, m., 8 miles per hour. -'TTeTrpitatlon .09 inch. Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 76, at 7 a. m. 85. Stage of water 4.3. a rise of .1 in last 24 hours. J. :Z. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening stars: Mars. Venus. S:iturn Morning stars: Mercury (at brigbtesti. Jupiter. The Pleiades (six naked eye stars), constellation Taurus, sets about 10 p. in., north of the west point. BLOCK DESTROYED BY DECATUR FIRE Three Hundred Employes Put Out of Work by Blaze Caus ing Loss of $700,000. Decatur, 111., April 7. Fire of utf known origin destroyed a full block bounded by Water, State. East Main and Wood streets. The loss 13 $700, 000. well insured. The Linn and Scruggs department store, Power's theatre building. Elks' club rooms. Decatur Railway and T.ipht romnanv offices. American Ex press office and more than a hundre.d other offices and several retail stores were wiped out. Three hundred employes are out of work. The fire started about 3:30. BOMB KILLS TWO; WRECKS A STORE Messenger, Failing to Find House Number, Call3 on Mer chant for Information. Detroit. Mich., April 7. Victoria Gusmano. proprietor of a drug store, and Sam Ciprianio were killed and two other Italians were seriously injured hv a bomb explosion at Gusmano'a store. Gecrge Gunsberg. a messenger boy. who carried the bomb, was blown into the street and the store wrecked. The messenger told the police two UI V y-v bA It&Jl&nS gave UlIIl lllC Jiv p.Ut: f mat:; to a certain number In Layfayette j lintilpvard. enst. Failinc to find the number, he stopped at a store for in-1 formation, and Ciprianio accompanied him to Gusmano's store to ascertain if the package was Intended for the latter place. Gusmano was examin ing the package when it exploded. Confesses Bank Robbery. Hollidaysburg, Pa., April 7. Frank Wilson of Salem, Oregon, has con fessed the robbing of the Union bnk lit Altoona, Pa.. March 23. according to the district attorney. Wilson de clared his wife, who Is Kt'll at Salem, hui nothlns to do with the robbery. SENATE VICTORY FOR UNDERWOOD Congress Leader Defeats Rich mond P. Hobson for Nomina tion in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.. April 7. Al though the returns are far from c6m plete, indications early today were Os car Underwood defeated Richmond Hobson by a substantial vote for the United States senatorship. Hobson's campaign manager has conceded Underwood's nomination, wasn.ngtoa, - w ----- . . i . t-. r An.ll v T i ti n HT wood's election ror tne 8enaiew.u-u. change the house leadership before , March 4, 110. meaunuic ncfirau tive Kitchin of North Carolina has ob- what he savs is more than enough pledged to assure him the democratic leadership in succession to Underwood and the chairmanship of , . Mnm.tAA Tha : the ways ana means wm"""-- passing 'of Hobson marks the coming of William Bankhead in his place. Bankhead is a son of Senator Bank - head. n .x xt t A n.tl 7 7raaf riant i ax. Lerbou, . - - Wilson's policies and .socialism were the main issues In a special election today in the Seventh congressional district to choose a successor to the , late Robert Bremer. The democratic despite the efforts of their leaders to candidate, James O'Bryne, was en- . unite the minority against the meas Uorsed by the president. The demo- ure crats made a final appeal last night throush Senators Lewis of Illinois and James of Kentucky. Patterson is one t, .hir onrlnlist stroneholds of the country, and leaders of that party j predict victory for Gordon uemar- : est. Dow Drukker is the repub- ; lioan candidate. Altogether there are five candidates, the socialist labor party and the progressives both hav - ing made nominations. Boston. Mass., April 7. Rain and lack of interest made voting light in the special election in the twelfth con - gresslonal district to choose a success - or to James Curley, a democrat, who resigned alter nis election as major. The district is regarded as a democrat ic stronghold. WOMAN CAUSE OF MURDER IN PARIS Pq, irvanca AnHl 7 Maiirir.fl De . i .,. lacroix, an m&xwviur ui diiul and killed nis "timate ineno. in- ! Epector Raymond Dupin. at police ; headquarters today De Lacrolx ob- talned evidence last nignt mat ijup.n niianatinrr Thn Q rcKt inn a fT hla wan oiirnuvuiB - wife. He surrendered. MAY RICHARDSON IS OUT OF PRISON Indon. England. April 7. May j Richardson, a suffraget, who was sen- tenred to six months Marcn iz tor damaging the picture. ig tne picture, hukoj ku - r. ... , ... us." in ua, in me umiouai gauij, i leased from Jail today to undergo b operation for appendicitis, recommend- cd by her doctor last autumn. Committee Decides That All Discussions Will be Open to Public. Iasks WILSON MESSAGE Exact Language Used by Presf dent in Reference to Ex emption Clause Asked. Washington. D. C, April 7. Flftcc-n iavs' niihlir hearine beginning April ' 9, on the Sims bill to repeal the Pana : ma tolls exemption, has been decided ! on by the senate canal committee. I Poindexter's resolution calling upon ! the president for an explanation of the i language, of his Panama tolls exemp I tion repeal message "was referred to the foreign relations committee 35 to ! 27. It was the first vote taken in the I senate on the controversy. Publicity for the deliberations on the ! bill to repeal was determined upon by ; the senate committee. Sonotnr O'florman. chairman of the committee, decided upon open sessions at the outset after a conference with his colleagues. Vote Far Off. Senator O'Gormau, leading demo- nn.nnATlt "lf tho TAnPfll And j others who join with him in the fight still insist there will be no effort to delay in committee. When the Issue reaches the floor of the senate various ' forces at work to complicate the sit uation make it improbable that a vote can be reached for several weeks. Senator McCumber, republican of North Dakota, a member of the for eign relations committee, who stead fastly refuses to join the party opposi tion to President Wilson's policy, ad dressed the senate at length in support of the repeal. He flatly declared toll exemption for American ships -uas a violation of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty was ratified. For the congress to in sist upon toll exemption for American coastwise ships, he said, was to hide behind the American flag while bur glarizing the treasury for the benefit of "a coastwise shipping trust." Leader Confirmed. The senator said he had no concern - -- - nrovislong of the dmocratlc rm:-that.the ,88ue wag the honor of the natlon. He de- voted his address to the two reasons given In the president's message urg ing repeal, that exemption constituted a violation of the Hay-Pauncefote . ... thaf If a'fls nn economic mlstake. Administration senators last night ... r. . i . i seemed to De more connaeni umu that the nouse repeal bill would carry m the senate unamended, maintaining , that geverai democrats who had been 'classed as doubtful, positively would . . . . i .1 . -a in. tl. n m n support tne prebiueui ouu umi no jority on the final roll call in favor of repeal, would be at least ten votes, Eight or nine republican senators are now counted on to support the repeal. WARMAN,P0ET0F ROCKIES, IS DEAD ; ' Pioneer of Railroad Literature i Passes in Chicago After Illness ; Long Liness. ; . Chicago, 111., April 7. "Cy" Warman, poet and short story writer, died today after a long Illness, Warman, known as the "Poet of the Rockies," was a pioneer in the school of railroad literature. His stories about railroad men were based on personal experiences at Salida, Colo., where in the eighties he worked as a wiper, fireman and engineer. After a few years of railroading he became ill and was forced to seek employment less physical. He was a native of Illinois and was horn in 1855 near GreenuD. on a home- - rnment tof ,lant 8erv,ce ln the M ,can war He marrled Mlg8 Mart inspired his Terse h h be came a great success. Warman waa stricken with paralysis here last win ter. Two Bank Robbers Slain. Vancouver. B. C. April 7. Two ban- ' dits were killed and two others put to flight wnen they attempted to now up the Union bank of Canada at New Ha zleton. Killifer Decision Delayed. ,1 n.nidL Anril 7. The decis- i . h. .uit of the Federal League . ... , nv.i.. .ninin rather Klillfer of the Pniia- -w- , . : delpnw wwnsu tu mi . for several days, according to Judge J Sessions.