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l XT V-T 1 1 1 KU YEAlt. XQ. 140.
FATE OF 3,000
Liquor Question to be Set
tled in 324 Illinois
Townships Today.
Federal Forces Being Con
centrated in Effort to
Retake Fallen City.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
"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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 -
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
' Pioneer of Railroad Literature
i Passes in Chicago After
; 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
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
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.

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