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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. Iwtlnl
siXTV-TIIIKD YjEAK. NO. 1.52.
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PRICE TWO CENTS.
FLEET GOES TO TARflPIC
Mexican Federal Chief
Balking at Request of
Rear Admiral Mayo.
BONE FAR ENOUGH,SAYS
United States Government to In
vestigate Further Before
Washincton. D. C. April 14. The
general concentration of the Atlantic
fleet at Tampico was ordered today
by Secretary Daniels after the cabinet
meeting, at which President Wilson
laid before the cabinet the necessity
for backing up the demand of Hear Ad
miral Mayo that the American flag be
aluted by the Huerta commander.
The transport Hancock, with 800
marine, was ordered from New
Orleans to Tampico: the torpedo
flotilla at Pens.acola. Fla.. was notified
to be ready to join the battleships at
Tampico on short notice: the battle
ship South Carolina, enroute from San
Domingo, was ordered by wireless to
Tampico; the gunboats Nashville at
San Domingo and Taroma at Boston,
were also ordered to Tampico.
After the cabinet meeting today
there was conspicuous silence on the
part of all officers, and Secretary Dan
iels hurried to the navy department,
mtere he prepared a lucmanuidum of
naval orders. The psldent conferred
m'.th Secretary Daniels and reports
were current that later in the day a
statement covering the American de
mand for a salute would be made.
Officials said that while no time limit
iu lssnett Xts lrorta. thTRhHixation
of the fleet at Tampico Intended to
put the United States la position to en
force one should Immediate develop
ments make it necessary.
May Not Require Force.
Members of the cabinet are hopeful
no further steps will be required to
secure compliance with the American
demands, but they privately admitted
that the Washington government was
getting ready to enforce Its demands
should it men with resistance.
Later It was said that beyond the
statement of Secretary Daniels in con
nection w !th the orders to the fleet no
statement would be given out.
For Further Investigation.
After conferences between President
Wilson, Secretary Bryan and John Lind.
and after a cabinet meeting today, it
as decided that the Washington gov-1 examined by th Brand jur, several
ernment would d f-r Admiral Maya's ! of whom had appeared before the Jury
demand for a salute to the American j on Friday and Saturday. Among them,
Cag at Tanii-ico as an apology for the ' report has it. were several men sus
rrent arrets of marines there until i pected of having been implicated in
ftirther investfgation be made of the ' the assault. They were confronted in
facts stirrrjunding the incidents the jury room by men said to have
Wfflculties in communication be- maintained that they were able to
teen Washington and Tampico might ' identify the men who attacked the
put oT final determination probably minister.
to cr ihr das All officials are si-, The five men previously arrested are:
lent on the situation, admittedly a Heniey J. Sylvester, Frank Nugent,
tense one Tbev Jet it be known, how--; Frank Soran, William Dolan and Jer-ev-r.
that' d-lay' did not indicate a dis- : ry Cronin. They were released on
Position to change the president's at-: 1300 bail . each, after hundreds of
t!tud. but to afTord n opportunity to : friends had visited them in the city
investigate fully Huerta's statement of : Jail and offered to furnish bonds.
the affair and Mayo's reprefcentatioa I
to the federal commander.
Llnd Favors Insistence. j as follows:
land s own view was that a salute Federals. 1,000 dead and 2.200
be insisted upon. Llod gave the presl-! wounded in the whole campaign,
dent and Bryan an Intimate picture .f j Rebels. 530 killed and 1,150 wound
the military situation at Tampico. lilsjed.
adrloe and counsel I considen-d op- Eight thousand federals and 10.000
portune bv the administration, for rebels participated in he engage
what had 'se. md a small Incident is j ment. Out of this total of 1S.00O.
now rerarded bv many officials here as , 4.900 were killed or wounded, or about
POSAebslrig a grave ap.ct. It Is be-1 27 per cent of the whole disabled,
heved Lind aaaured the president and 1 This is an unusually high rate of cas
Byran that American marines never ualtles. It U estimated the consti-
went ashore armed, and always
farefol In their demeanor when they
t to get supplies. It Is said the fin
ancial condition of the Huerta govern
ment and Information Lind gathered
from Mexican Foreign Minister Rojas.
t a recent conference at Vera Cruz,
will alko be discursed.
Huerta Open to Conviction.
The t-nity r.f the tltuation is em
ptu:zd by the caution with which
oJTcia: Kuard every statement relat
ing to Mavo's demand for firing a ea
lu'e. It in understood the cabinet has
r-cent information that Huerta per
i's in declining to accede to Mayo's
demand, though his decision is not lr-
f-oable. Huerta is said still to be,
'I--n to conviction. If he can be snown
tint Mexican hor.or would not be tar
tiiriifi by rendering a aalute.
4,900 Casualties at Torreon.
Juarez. Mexico. April 14. The de
tailed and "official" narrative of the
recent campaign that gave Torreon
to General Villa Is at hand here to
day. Full facts concerning the strug
Cle are made public. The dead and
FIGHT ON TOLLS REPEAL NOW ON IN REAL
.r-: . h (71 t V . - fA "V w -
Democratic senators supporting president in tolls fight. Left to right:
One of the greatest forensic battle ever fought on the senate floor is now on in real earnest in Washing
ton. The isse Is the canal tolls question. Among the Democratic senators who are fighting Jn President Wil
son's behalf are three of his closest friends in the upper house:. Senator Ollie James of Kentucky, who was chair
man at the Baltimore convention; Senator William Hughes of New Jersey, t he president's own state, and Senator
Hoke Smith of Georgia, who was secretary of the interior in Cleveland's cabinet.
TELLS HIS STORY
Eev. Otis L. Spurgeon, Iowan
at Denver, Is Called Before
Denver, Col., April 14. Rev. Otis L.
Spmrgeon, the r.apt1st minister Jho,
W fir" Wicrna. p wX. trazT T&erfe rc e hoiel
and beaten by a crowd of men on the
Brighton road, appeared before the
grand Jury yesterday and told of the
treatment accorded him by his assail
ants. He was brought to the court house
from St. Luke's hospital in an automo
bile, guarded by a deputy sheriff, and
remained in the grand Jury room for
40 minutes. He passed the remainder
of the day In an ante-room, conversing
with friends. !t being their first oppor
tunity to talk to him since the assault.
Timothy Callahan, a salesman for a
butter company: Robert Owens, for
mer deputy sheriff, and P. J. Kerrigan,
a grocer, were arrested yesterday.
Nine men now have been arrested. J.
T. Kavanauph is hold as a witness.
.More than a score of witnesses were
both sides is calculated
tutionalistn snot away i.wu,uuv rm
bullets. 1.700 sharp shells and 3.000
dynamite bombs. The Federals fired
3,000 shells and approximately 3,000.-
000 rifle cartridges, says the report.
which is O. K.d by General Villa.
Xew York A wireless message from
Captain Juhan Bald the steamship
Niagara was In no difficulty and would
SHELL BURSTS IN
ARSENAL; 5 HURT
Philadelphia. Pa., April 14. One
workman was probably fatally injured
and five others badly burned and 1200
women employed In the manufacture
of cartridges were thrown in a panic
by a bruiting shell in the shrapnel
department of the federal arsenal. It
shook the buildings and broke the
windows. Friction of the machinery
la believed the cause.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, far
Rock Irland, Davenport, MoUrt
Generally fair tonight and Wednes
day: not much change in temperature;
moderate variable breezes.
Temperature at 7 a. m.. 41. Highest
yesterday. Go. Ixjwest last night, 3S.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 2 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 37; at
Relatice humidity at 7 p. m, 37; at
Tn: m.. fc". " '
Stage of water, 4.6 feet; a fail ot
.1 in last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Erenintr stars: Man. Venus. Saturn
Morning stars: Mercury. Jupiter. Tin
brilliancy of the Milky way in the
northwest Id noticeable about 8:30 p. in.
ENDING OF STRIKE
Says Calumet Men Will Continue
Their March to Economic
Denver. Col., April 14. That "the
Western Federation of Miners refuses
to recognize defeat in ending tlie
Michigan copper strike
capitulated "not to the mining com
panies, but to a near tuture that prom
ised nothing but hunger and prlva-
that they expect to continue
their "onward march to the goal of!
economic liberty," were the features , Sixteen persons were seriously in
of a statement issued yesterday bv jured. The two unidentified dead
Charles H. Mover, president of the were later identified as Miss Mary
Western Federation of Miners. j Conner, the Powers maid, and Mrs.
The statement was made upon re-1 F. C. Begarrell, a sister of Mrs. Bemis.
ceipt or official notification from dis
trict officials that the mine strikers
Sunday voted to call off the strike.
Mover's statement is addressed: "To
the public, that there may be no mis
understanding of the position of the
Western Federation of Miners."
After reciting the four demands and
the strikers, it details incidents as Big Smoke, Under Sentence of a
"told through the press." charging that j Year in Pen, May Now Re
the governor of Michigan aided the j turn prom Europe,
"powerful" copper interests in driving
"underpaid and overworked labor back
into the mines." It declares that gun-1 Chicago, 111.. April 14. Jack John
men were used to institute a "reipn of J 8on negro heavyweight champion pug
terror, clubbing and shooting workmen ,,, t waB today granted a new trial on
w nose oniy crime wa me.r mu... ,
continue work tinder unbearable con
It is maintained that federation rep
resentatives made every effort to
"bring an honorable adjustment," go
ing so far as to waive "all their rights
and abide oy tne nnom oi - uru i
aruuraiHm ?ih:i-u vy iuc -The
citizens' alliance Is charged with !
having deported citizens of other)
states, "stopping at little less than
"Anrll 1 found striking miners." the
statement continues, "facing the ulti- j
malum of the mining companies thati
on Mav 1 general evictions from com-1
pany houses would take place.' ThU ' .
condition, coupled with the necessity' Rome. Italy, April 14. All rallroaa
of a reduction in the "already small trains out of Rome were crowded to
enough relier." caused the executive day owing to fears that traffic might
board to submit the question of ending; be Buspended tomorrow by a threaten
the strike to a referendum vote. led strike of 115.000 employes. Among
The statement c lose s with an expres-j those who departed for the north were
sion of appreciation of the support uc- 50 American visitors. Authorities en
corded the eopper strikers by organ- tertain the hepe that the strike may
Ized labor throughout the country. Le averted at the last moment.
EARNEST IN SENATE
Iloke Smitii, Ollie James and William
SEVEN ARE DEAD
IN A BOSTON FIRE
Many Occupants of Boston
Apartment House Escape by
Jumping' in Life Nets.
Boston. Mass.. April 14. Seven lives
were .lost, in Are wrecked Oiwj
Melvin five-story brick apartment
house, in the Alston district, early
today. The known dead are:
Mr. and Mrs. J. Raymond Power
and their two-year-old baby boy; Mrs.
Alice Shackford; Mrs. Edith Bemis;
a young woman, p.bout 17. probably
the Powers maid, and an unidentified
Many others among the 125 persons
living in the li.use had narrow es
capes and several were painfully burn
ed. The loss is $60,000.
Mrs. Bemis' sister, Mrs. F. G. Bahar
rel, and Miss Eileen Hazel are missing.
The unidentified body may be one of
Mrs. Shackford and Mrs. Bemis were
killed jumping, one from the fourth
and the other from the fifth floor. The
whole building was ablaze when the
Trapped on the fourth floor, Mrs.
Clement Rogers and Mrs. Robert Ad-
. ,, ams Tashloned a rope rrom bed clotn- said
mat tney . , . ,i,,i..- , rv.lnH ! . , , .
ills " '-
r ive or tne victims w ere sunocatea.
Firemen carried a number of men
and women down ladders and several
persons Jumped from upper floors into
JACK JOHNSON IS
GIVEN NEW TRIAL
charges unner which he was
sentenced to a year in the penitentiary.
Johnson was sentenced to a year in
the penitentiary and fined 11.000. The
federal court of appeals reversed the
lower court on certain counts of the in
dictment. Shortly after he was con-
vctw, JoiJIJ8on went to Europe, where
he now is.
ITALY FACES BIG
LIFE TERHU AS
Plea of State's Attorney
to Spare Mercer Hang
ing Saves Neck.
HIS BEHAVIOR COUNTS
Judge Olmsted Buoys Prisoner
With Hope He May Be Par
doned in Later Years.
Aledo, 111., April 14. Robert Higgins,
who for love of his 6tep-daughter, Julia
Flake, killed his wife, was sentenced
to life imprisonment in the state peni
tentiary in circuit court today. In an
nouncing sentence. Judge R. W. Olm
sted encouraged Higgins to hope for a
pardon later. The crime merited death,
the Judge said, but the murderer's life
had been spared because of bis good
behavior as a prisoner and because of
the plea of the state's attorney.
"You may make partial expiation of
the dreadful sin you have committed
by being a model prisoner In the pen
itentiary," said the Judge. "Maybe you
can cling to the hope that in later
years you may deserve and receive a
pardon and have years of freedom in
which to redeem your past."
May Put Off Girl's Trial.
Julia Flake was not here for trial. She
is an inmate of a state girls' school.
The state's attorney declined to state
definitely when her case would be
considered. On account of the youth of
the girl and the sensational nature of
the case the state's attorney intimated
he would favor putting off her trial in
John Graham Brooks of Harvard
University so Holds in Ad
dress at Market Meet.
Chicago, 111., April 14. Cooperation
has its economic limits as well as
socialism, said John Graham Brooks
of Harvard university, president of the
National Consumers' league, in a dis
cussion yesterday before the second
National Conference on Marketing
! and Farm Credits meeting here with
j e Western . Economics society. He
, said that not all agencies of production
were going to be turned over to the
state, and consequently not all inter-
j est an(j nrofits could be socialized
-jriiiy years oi proni-enanng ana
; iauor copartnership, as recorded in
I the careful report of the English
j board of trade. 1912. shows us with a
j sort f absolute certainty how pro
found are the limits within which those
agencies must work though older
profit sharers thought they were to
have the whole future to themselves.
As against these, consumers' coopera
tion is with equal certainty to have
(as it is actually having) a vastly
wider influence. But it seems to me
clear that the socialistic claim for its
university is without much solid
When a pronounced and able group ,
ot English socialists put out a docu
ment in the present year with the fol
lowing paragraph: 'There Is in the
nature of things no reason why in a
state of economic equality one individ
ual should not exchange his commod
ity or service for the commodity or
service for the commodity or service
of another Individual, if he prefers to
do so, without entering into coopera
tive processes; retaining, like the ar
tist, complete freedom to produce for
one customer alter anotner to wnat
ever extent and in whatever manner,'
we have the frankest admission that
cooperation, as well as socialism pro
per, is to have its limits.
"Cooperation lifts the level of the
competitive struggle; it makes it fair
er; It humanizes It, but it does not re
move it. Or, to put it more concretely
In terms of another limitation which
must be reckoned with It is a limit
that has both an immediate practical
Interest as .well as a speculative one
of even more importance,
"Every effective cooperative center
instantly reacts upon local retail
prices. Cooperative literature in many
countries presents the most startling
tables to illustrate what may be saved
by pocketing the difference between
retail prices (especially at
wnere there is little competition or I tenced to dismissal from the army,"
practical agreement o. prices) and 1 was the announcement today of Secre
what products might be sold for. In tary Garrison, who said the case had -Europe
generally the purchasers of j not yet been acted upon by depart-:
fertilizers, seeds. Instruments, were ment officials.
She is Peaceable
New York, April 14. A glimpse of
artistic temperament as it is found in
the Metropolitan Opera House has
Just been given by Mme. Olive Frem
stad, the famous soprano, who In a re
cent statement intimated that she
would not sing in the Metropolitan
"I know it has been said at the
Metropolitan that I am quarrelsome
and that I have only a few roles in my
repertory," said Mme. Fremstad. "Do
not believe those tales. They are not
"As to my quarrels, I have certain
ly not been on pleasant terms for
some years past with one lady in the
company. Our differences arose when
I assumed the part of Brunnhilde,
and found one night that she bad tak
served for me as interpreter -of the
chief woman character."
Mme. Fremstad has been at the
Metropolitan since 1903, and has won
great popularity. Her present con
tract, which is about to expire, was
for a three-year term", and called for
forty performances a season.
"Though I like Mr. Gattl-Casazza,"
she continued, "I cannot say he has al
ways been merciful to me. I have
suffering greatly from colds of late,
and it was rather hard to be asked,
suddenly one day, on my return from
Lakewood (where I had been nursing
myself), to sing Elizabeth the next
night in Tannhaeuser. For four years
I had been hoping against hope to sing
that part, but not with a sore throat
to hamper me."
mulcted around 40 per cent be
sides the thieveries of adulteration.
"As in the successful store move
ment, cooperation brings these prices
at once to fairly reasonable limits and
often puts out of business inefficient
retailers who could exist only by these
crude exploitations. Again and again,
as these prices are dropped to meet
the invading cooperators, one sees the
tug of war begin. A Canadian store
reports: 'We had a magnificent show-;
ing the first year. We made prices ;
tumble all about us, but since then we
haven't had much to show.' Coopera-:
tors on the Pacific coast have had !
plenty of experience of this same sort.
"It is, of course, one of the glories i
of cooperation that it does bring down -the
prices and keep them down a re-1
suit for which cooperation often gets i
scant credit; but when this margin of j
unfair prices has been brought down,
tne real limit3 withln which coopera
tors have to act is reached, and they f
are fairly pitted agains opponents i
ready to try wits and efficiencies
against the so-called 'democratic bust- -ness.'
There are thousands of these '
vigorous individualists, even in Danish
bacon, butter and eggs, and in tne
English store movement, who do not
fear cooperators in the least. !
Dixon Goes Half Dry. J
Dixon, 111., April 14. As a result of j
all the nearby towns going dry last '
Tuesday and In expectation of a great !
rush of thirsty ones next month, the ;
city council today passed an ordinance
closing all saloons at 10 o'clock and j
ordering all screens and blinds re-'
ARMY OFFICER IS
Washington. D. C. April 14. Major ;
Kenjamln M. Koehler of the coast ar- j
tillery. tried by court martial last ;
month at Fort Terry, N. Y.. was found
guilty of Immoral conduct and sen-1
FOR A HABEAS
WRIT IS WON
Federal Judge at Concord
Grants Petition Filed
BAIL IS LEFT DECIDED
Result Is Case Will Go to High
est Court in Land Prison
er Held Not Dangerous.
Concord. N. H., April 14. Harry
Kendall Thaw's petition for a writ of
habeas corpus was granted by Federal
Judge Aldrich today.
The court eald, however, no order
would be issued for the prisoner's dis
charge from custody until arrange
ments were completed to take the
case to the United States supreme
court on an appeal.
Thaw's petition for admission to
ball the court left undetermined, tak
ing the ground it would be more ap
propriate for this to be passed upon
by the supreme court.
The result of the decision is that
Thaw's guardianship and condition
will be unchanged, for the present,
but that his petition for a writ of
habeas corpus will go to the highest
court of the land, with a decision of
the lower court in his favor.
Mental Condition Observed.
The decision makes more than ten
thousand words and discusses ex
haustively various phases of the case f
presented in the federal court. The
court sayB that the report of the com
mission 'upon Thaw's mental condl-'Wu;'Ktfj?l)felllbUteir'by-Ti1s
satlons at several hearings, satisfied
him that any supposed danger to the
community through Tham's liberation
was so remote as not to warrant his
being deprived of bail upon that
Final Decision Next Winter.
Washington, D. C, April 14. Indi
cations are the Thaw case will not be
considered by the supreme court until
October and those best posted on the
court's proceedure say it will be
Christmas before the court passes up
on the case finally. Meanwhile Thaw
will remain in custody. ;
SHOT IN A HOLDUP
Both Are in Hospital Probably
Fatally Injured as Re3ult of
Seattle, Wash., April 14. Charles
Swarz, a passenger, was shot belowi
the heart, and two highwaymen, Wil
liam Sears and Clarence Trew so se-t
verely beaten it is believed the latter
will die, when an attempt wag made to
ho'd up a Tacoma bound interurbau
train near here tonight. The bandits
are a hos-pital. The condition of
Swartz is critical.
The bandits were attacked by two
employes and several passengers, in
cluding "Pug" Bennet, a member of
the Vancouver, B. C, club of the North
western baseball league. , :
Trew was struck senseless with a
sand drill and Sears was beaten on the
head. The bandits were attacked from
behind. Sears' pistol was discharged,
wounding Swartz. The bandits were
bound hand and foot and delivered to
deputy sheriffs. The police say the
men have no criminal record and the
men themselves say they have been
out ot work. i:
Lee for Iowa Governorship.
Des Moines, Iowa. April 14. With
the assembling of the republican state
central committee for an important
conference today came the announce
ment that District Judge Lee of Ames
will be a candidate for the republican
nomination for governor against Gov
"Duffy the Goat" Surrenders.
Chicago, I1L, April 14. James
Franche, alias "Duffy the goat." want
ed in connection with the shooting
Wednesday night of Isaac Henegow. a
traveling man, surrendered to detec
Judge Phlllbrlck Is Dead.
Springfield. 111., April 14. Judge So
lon Phlllbrlck of Champaign, member
of the appellate court from the Third
district, died at Springfield hospital
at 2:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
'olio wing an operation for gall stones,
was taken 1U last Friday.