THE RQCK ISLAND ARGUS.' SflTI
"SIXTY-TIIIUD YEAR. NO. 170.
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1914. -SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CEXT3-
Murder Takes Place at
Night in Sleeping Porch
TO VERA CRUZ
Four Transport Loads to
Sail From Galveston
FORMER IOWA JUDGE
DIES IN NEW YORK
These Two May Soon Guide the Destinies of Mexico
MILITIA IS NOTIFIED
Possible Mobilization Seen in
Instructions Mexican Fed
erals Mining Road.
Washington. D. C May 5. Harry
Pulliam. a fireman, and Clarence
HirscUberper, a teaman, both of the
battleship L'tah. wounded at the occu
pation of Vera Crux, died today.
.ointinn rallinz unon President
Wilson for information whether there
is any basis for a statement published
today that the president may aid Villa
to become the next ruler or Mexico
tmA,,r-&A in the senate by
Lipritt. Stone objected and it went
over until tomorrow.
Torreon. May 4. The answer ol
-...,.-. 1 villa to a reauest from Fed
eral Commander Maas of the Saltillo
garrison, that Villa join the federals
tiia a mprirfln nccurtation
yera Crui was delivered to federal
messengers today. Villa absolutely re
fused to ally himseir wun ine ieaer
als and declared that Huertistas would
provoke foreign intervention.
Galveston, Texas, May 5. The wa
ter front was humming with prepara
tions to embark more troops for Mex
ico just when an order came for troops
to go aboard tour army transports
her. Instructions were received to
have transports loaded with supplies
ready for sailing Friday.
Washington, D. C. May 5. Instruc
tions to militia organisations through
out the country governing possible
mobilization of the national guard
' inffitia -offfce rs Iti-
day by the war department. The in
structions cover particularly financial
and transportation questions. Federal
disbursing officers of the country
would be supplied with funds to move
the militia by the various department
Railroad Tracks Mined.
Information has come from Vera
Crux to the war department that Mex
ican .federal troops have mined rail
road tracks from Vera Crux to Mexico
City, In preparation for utter destruc
tion of the road in the event the Amer
ican forces attempt to march to the
capital. No confirmation has been re
ceived of reports but the San Francis
co bridge on Inter-Oceanic railroad
has been damaged.
The mines were reported located a
half mile apart with Mexican soldiers
detailed to touch off the fuses should
Funrton Anxious to Move.
These preparations and the throw
ing up of defenses, which Is daily mak
ing the position of the Mexicans
stronger, are known to be a source of
worry to General Funston, and It is
understood he woud welcome orders
to start for Mexico City at once.
Should he be ordered to do so, he
would have no trouble taking Tampl
co. Admiral Mayo reported. Funston
reported no change in conditions at
Report Americans Detained.
The torpedo boat cetroyer Drayton
at Tuxpam reported that Territorial
Minister Hacradena there had ordered
customs officers of al, pons in the
state of Vera Cruz not to clear or en
ter any vessels f V1 or to American
ports. Drayton also reported 13
Americans detained against their will
at Metlaloyuca. state of Puebla. This
Information was given to the British
consul at Tuxpam by American
refugees, who paid authorities gave
a reason for holding Americans a
desire to assure their safety. The
Britiph consul has requested their re
lease. Alarmed by unofficial reports
that Acting American Consul Silll
nian, at San Luis Potosi. has been a
prisoner of General Maas. federal com
mander for two weeks, the statement
department sent urgent telegrams of
inquiry to the Brazilian minister at
Mexico City, Consul Miller at Tamplco
and Consul iianna at Monterey. Firing
continues daily between constitution
alists and federalists at Tampico. ac
cording to Admiral Mayo. Heavy guns
heard jes-terday morning. It is re
ported the Mexican federals have
been reinforced by 1.500 in the last
ENGLAND TO HAVE
AN EXPO EXHIBIT
London. England. May 5. The Brit
lh government will reconsider its de
cision not to participate in the Pana
ma Pacific exposition. It probably will
decide to be officially represented in
Unctly modified form-
John Forrest Dillon.
New York, May 5. John Forrest
Dillon, former judge of the supreme
court of Iowa, recently general counsel
of the Missouri Pacific railroad, and
Western Union telegraph, is dead, age
Judge Dillon when but 27 years of
age was elected to the bench in the
7th judicial district. In 1S63 he was
elevated to the state supreme court
for a six year term and in 1869 he was
reelected. Judge Dillon also wrote
several books on law which were wide
The remains will be brought to Dav
enport, his former home, for burial.
NEW OFFICERS IN
CHARGE AT MILAN
Citizens Fill Hall to Witness
Ceremony of Changing'
SALOON PETITION FAILS
Application Filed With Council, but
Motion to Allow Does Not Re
ceive a Second.
The newly elected village board of
Milan held its initial meeting last
night. President W. L. Eddy an
nounced the appointment of the fol
lowing officers and committees:
Treasury George Sydnor
Street commissioner--Ney Wilson.
Attorney Clyde S. Walker.
Health commission Drs. G. A. Wig
gins. Wm. F. Nichols and W. L. Eddy.
Janitor town hall J. M. Garllck.
Finance committee George N.
Brown. William F. Nichols, William
Fire and light committee H. G.
Rathbun. George N. brown. Merle Mc-
Ordinance committee William R.
Brown, II. G. Rathbun. William F.
street and alley committee Wil
liam Kale. William R. Brown, H. G.
Tv.if committee William F. Nich
ols, W. R, Brown, Merle McCullough.
Waterworks committee Merle Mc
Cullough, George N. Brown, William
Canvass Election Vote.
Tha hoard room was crowded when
the old council met to wind up its af
fair and turn over the management
of the village to the newly elected
president and trustees. The vote of
the recent election was canvassea ana
th following declared elected: Presi
dent. W. L. Eddy; clerk. F. H. Harris;
trustees for two years, George is.
Brown. William Kale. Harry G. Rath-
hi:n : trustee for one year, W lliiam K.
Brown; police magistrate for three
years, William O'Neal.
Ordinances No. 26 and 27, being the
annual appropriation ordinances, were
A vote of thanks to the outgoing
board was adopted.
A netltion asking for a dramshop It-
cense was presented and a motion
mad that it be granted, but receiving
no second, no action was taken.
GIVE IN TO FOELL
Eight Members Recognize
"Ousted Colleagues to
Chicago. I1L, May 5. John C. Hard
ing Charles O. Sethness, James B.
Dibelka and Henry W. Huttmann, the
school trustees "ousted" by the mayor,
ere recognized yesterday as mem
bers of the board.
Eight members who bad fought the
in.ttpmnt of the four "ousted'
men abandoned their stand when a
sentence of 30 days in the county Jail
for contempt was imposed upon them.
Their defiance was broken. They bow
a twrnr Judce Foell in the superior
court and promised under oath to
obey his "orders. Execution of the sen
tence w as then Indefinitely suspended,
pending their "good behavior."
ura Ell Flasz .Young will remain
as superintendent of Chicago's schools.
No action to remove her will be taken
by the trustees opposing her.
Head of Rebels Has Been
Eliminated From Me
TRUCE REFUSAL CAUSE
Suspension of All Hostilities
Held Indispensible to Mex
Washington, D. C, May 5. The text
of the Mexican mediators' telegram to
Carranaa eliminating him from the
mediation proceedings, which became
known today, disclosed for the first
time that the mediators held that "all
difficulties that contributed toward the
present situation in Mexico bear either
directly or indirectly on a solution of
the pending conflict between Mexico
and the United States." The media
tors declare in their answer that all
these differences "should be made the
subject of consideration in the nego
tiations, for whose successful conduct
we have deemed it indispensible to
Should Carranza not deem it so, the
mediators state they will be compelled
to "withdraw as inopportune" the ap
pointment of a constitutionalist rep
resentative. This message from the
mediators gives the first authoritative
expression from them that they' con
sidered the whole range of the Mexi
can difficulties,- including the Huerta
Carranza issue, as having a bearing on
the issue between the United States
For the first time since the occupa
tion of Vera Cruz the regular cabinet
session today lasted less than an hour.
Plots Against Huerta Grow.
WTith the elimination of the constl
fsssiwits from Hiii irrirrriHnr the
mediators today began to compose the
differences between Huerta and the
United States that led to the seizure
of Vera Crua. Carranza s elimination,
at least for the present, was deter
mined upon by the three envoys. They
informed him because of his refusal
to agree to a truce with Huerta they
had cancelled their proposal that he
name a representative to cooperate in
th mediation negotiations. The med
iators, however, left open to Carranza
an opportunity to enter the proceed
ings whenever he was ready to nx an
Acmrdine to renorts from Vera
Cms. Zapata, southern rebel, threat
ened to attack Mexico City today.
Plots in the army against Huerta are
growing, it is said. Velasco, Huerta's
chief in operations at Torreon. Is said
to have declared he would never direct
another battle against the constitu
tionalists. He was dissatisfied with
the support Huerta accorded him
against the Carranaa Invasion.
Influx of Americans in Mexico City
from outlying districts continued to
day, and arrangements for their trans
portation to coast ports were hurried.
All is quiet in the Guadalajara dis
trict and Americans remaining there
are said to be in no danger.
President to Attend Memorial.
Secretary Daniels said the president
had definitely decided to attend the
memorial services at Brooklyn on the
arrival of the bodies of the sailors kill
ed at Vera Cruz. 4
Admiral Badger reported that he
was forming a special service squad
ASKED IN CASES
Attorneys for Magill, Bruner
and Others rile Motion With
A motion for a change of venue w as
filed today In circuit court by attor
neys for U M. Magill. O. U Bruner.
Ben Schrlver and W. H. Prough. re
cently indicted for conspiracy and bri
bery. The motion asks that the trial
of the cases be taken from Judges
Olmsted and Ramsay.
If Judge Olmsted grants the same.
r.niM will nrobably be here
Thursday. If the motion to quash is
then overruled, it is probable that
Judge Graves can take up the cases
Boston. Mass.. May 5. In a letter to
D.iHni wiUnn. Richard Olney to
day formally declined appointment as
envarunr of the federal reserve ooaru. j
111 -r-n-f V-S v 1
Hew pictures of General Carranza and General Villa.
If Dictator Huerta Is soon driven from power in Mexico, as now seems likely, these two leaders of tha
Constitutionalists will in all likelihood guide the destinies of the unhappy republic. General Villa is probably
the strongest man in Mexico, but he declares that he wants Carranza, not himself, to be president.
IS FATAL TO 8
Panama, May 5. An explosion this
morning at the government of Panama
dynamite magazine resulted in the
killing of eight persons and injuries to
19 others. The property was de-
-Tha, rnlnKlor. was raussd. by a
brush fire. Six" of the. dead and )6st
of the wounded were firemen summon
ed to combat the flames". A man and
a woman watching the blaze from a
distance were torn to pieces. The con
cussion shook Panama. It obliterated
the magazine and caused considerable
property damage in the neighborhood.
Detroit, Mich., May 5. Three per
sons were killed and 36 others seri
ously injured when two crowded
street cars met head-on here today.
Both motormen met death. Nearly
all the victims were foreigners em
ployed in an automobile factory.
Appellate Court Affirms De
cision as to Liability for
(Special to The Argus.)
Springfield, 111., May 5. The North
ern -Life Insurance company of Rock
Island won for the second-time in the
courts litigation involving policies to
the amount of $100,000, when the ap
pellate court today banded down an
opinion In which it affirmed the judg
ment of the Sangamon county circuit
court of this city.' The case was that
of Laura' Clark, et al., vs. Fraternal
Tribunes and Northern Life Insurance
company of Illinois, et al. Mrs. Clark
and other policy holders represented
policies aggregating $100,000 in the
Fraternal Tribunes and the American
Home Circle, which had consolidated
with the Fraternal Tribunes in 190S.
The consolidated organizations.
known as the Fraternal inounes.
went out of business in 1910 owing to
inability to pay policy holders, and re
insured in the Northern Life Insurance
company. The Northern Life agreed
to reimburse the policy holders. It re
fused to do so. and policy holders
brought suit to compel the
Northern Life to issue them policies.
The appellants claim a verbal agree
ment to consolidate between the Fra
ternal Tribunes and the Northern Life
constituted a valid consolidation and
the Northern Life was responsible for
Tribunes policies. The lower court
held Northern Life was not responsi
ble for the Tribunes policies -and dis
missed the bill for want of equity, and
the appellate court affirms the lower
Mexican Rebels Found In Box Car.
MlnnMDolia. Minn.. May 5. Four
men who said they were rebels who
fought with Villa at Torreon, and
wanted to get as tar irom Mexico as
possible, were found by the police in
box car badly scarred ana nearly
starved. One of the men's Jaw was
Fsrscaat Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, fsr
Rock. Island, Davenport, Molina
Generally fair tonight and Wednes
day, colder tonight with probably
frost! fresh northwest winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 58. Highest
yesterday 79. Lowest last night 56.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 4 miles
per hour. ,
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 59, at
7 a. m. 89.
Stage of water 5.9, a raise of .3 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mars, Venus, Saturn.
Morning stars: Mercury, Jupiter. The
Pleiades, setting, due northwest about
UP TO THE HOUSE
With the Petition for Prohibi
tionists, Is Reported With
Washington, D. C, May 5 Joint res
olutions proposing amendments to the
federal constitution to extend the
right of suffrage to woman and for
nation-wide prohibition were ordered
reported, without recommendation, by
the house judiciary committee. This
leaves both proposals to the house for
decision without suggestions from the
The two measures will immediately
be put in the house calendar. The ac
tion of the committee enables the
house to directly reach a vote if suffi
cient strength develops. The suffrage
amendment provides the right of "cit
izens to vote shall not be denied or
abridged by the United States or any
state on account of sex." It was in
troduced, by Mondell, and the prohibi
tion amendment was proposed by Hob
son of Alabama.
BODY SUBSTITUTED FOR
MISSING DRY PREACHER
Cleveland, Ohio, May 5. Police here
today were asked to institute a search
for the body of Rev. Louis Patmont,
the temperance campaigner, thought
to have ben killed near here by a train
early in April
The body of this man has twice been
exhumed. The first time it was identi
fied as that of the missing preacher
by his brother. Oscar Patmont. of
Canton, Ohio. The second time friends
of the clergyman were positive that
the body was not that of Patmont
These friends now assert that the
body first exhumed was that of Pat
mont and- that it was stolen after it
was buried and another substituted.
They also claimed today that Patmont
was not killed by a train but murder
ed elsewhere, his body brought here
on a train, and thrown off.
IN KILLIFER CASE
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 5. Federal
Judge Sessions announced he had
granted an appeal in the Federal
league's case relative to Player K 11 li
fer, which was' decided against the
Federal at Grand Rapids several weeks
ago. The hearing will take place here
in the fall.
Denver, Col., May 5. It was admit
ted today by those who had hoped to
force drastic action upon the legisla
ture against the state administration
in connection with the coal 'miners'
strike that little. hippe for success, ex
isted. Without particular reference to
party lines, the legislature appeared
almost solidly behind Governor Am
The question of disarmament of all
factions in the strike zones today be
came the most important development
in the industrial situation. It was re
ported the strikers in Huerfano coun
ty 'had reversed their decision to sur
render arms, while a report from Pu
eblo had it that strikers had succeed
ed in smuggling arms and ammunition
through there to some unknown place.
Strike breakers in the northern coal
fields declared they would work no
longer if the mine guards were dis
armed, unless federal troops were sta
tioned at mine properties to protect
them. Operators have taken the po
sition that they will deliver their arms
to the federal troops when their prop
erty is given protection. By some this
is taken to mean the operators will In
sist upon the actual placing of sol
diers upon their properties.
The Inquest over the battle at Forbes
April 27 was begun today. Coroner
Sipe said he would take the jury to
Trinidad, Col., May 5. Colonel Lock-
ett, commanding the Eleventh cav
alry, arrived this morning to take
command of the federal forces in the
Colorado strike field.
ROBBED ON TRAIN
Charge's Party Loses All of
Wardrobe Enroute From
Capital to Vera Cruz.
New Orleans, La., May 5.; Nelson
O'Shaughnessy and wife arrived here
today. They went shopping to replen
ish their wardrobes, as all their bag
gae was stolen from the special train
Huerta provided, for the American
charge and party to transport them to
Vera Crus. The O'Shaughnessy party
will leave for Washington tonight.
This morning in county court City
Attorney J. F. Witter started several
improvement projects, including pav
ing of Eighth-and-a-half avenue. Twenty-fifth
to Thirtieth street; water
mains. Tenth avenue. Ninth to Elev.
enth and Twenty-fourth-and-a-half
street. Fifteenth to Sixteenth avenue.
Judge Bell set the public hearing for
May 21. .
Treaty Passes FlrsURcadlng. ' .
Bagota. May 5.-r-The treaty between
Colombia and the United States set
tling the long standing dispute over
Panama passed the first reading in the
Roosevelt Sails May 7.
Para. Braall. May 7. Colonel Roose
velt and son Kermlt arrived here to-
day. May 7 they leave for row YorK. j
BREACH OVER DIVORCE
Aged Capitalist Had Taken
Sides With Daughter-in-Law
Evidence of Struggle.
New York, May 5. Hiram Duryea,
81, retired millionaire starch manufac
turer and civil war veteran, was mur-'
dered by his son, Chester Duryea, 43,
about 1 a. m. today on the rear porch
of the Duryea home, where they were
in the habit of sleeping. He fired sev
en shots into his father's body, the
first from a rifle, then emptied a re
volver. Divorce action begun in 1901 and
which culminated in Chester being di
vorced in 1903, is said to have been
the beginning of the trouble between
father and son, the former taking
the side of his daughter-in-law against
Murderer Remains Silent..
Although the servants said there
was no quarrel between the men be
fore they retired, an , overturned .ta-.
ble, a broken screen and books scat
tered about the sleeping porch, led the
police to believe Chester had awaken
ed his father and that a struggle en
sued. Chester would give no reason
when taken into custody.
The past few days, servants told the
police, he had been acting strangely,
and they feared a return of a previous ;v
breakdown. In 1909 his father sought
to have Chester removed to a hospital
for observation, but as he was not vi
olent, the request was refused.'
At the close of the civil war Duryea
retired with the rank of brigadier-general.
- -. f .;. - : ; . - '
. Does Not Know. Why He Did K. ' .
In a cell at the police station Ches
ter Duryea said he shot his father when
fie received a "spiritual message from
George Washington." In a saner tone
he added, "I was the best friend, of
my father, and he was my best friend.
Really, I don't know why I shot him."
Arraignment of Duryea was postpon
ed until Thursday. Chester was ad
mitted to the practice of law and bad
intended to take up legal business with
the starch company. A cousin said he
was mentally unbalanced owing to
AWAIT NEWS OF
Believed That Crew of Wrecked
Ship Sighted Off Cape Race
Boston, Mass., May 5. Further de
tails of the burning steamer sighted
300 miles south of Cape Race yester
day, by the steamer Seydlits. were
anxiously awaited today. A meager
wireless sent by the Seydlits last night
indicated it was apparently impossible
to learn the name of the vessel, but
that another steamer heard a call for
help Sunday night As the Seydlits
could see no sign of life on board it is
hoped the crew was taken off by some
' Washout Delays Troop Trains.
Little Rock, May 5. Seven trains
of the Eleventh cavalry, which passed
through Little Rock Sunday, were de
layed by a washout on the Rock Island
railro'ad, near Bridgeport, Okla. ; The
Canadian river, swelled by heavy
rains, carried out a bridge, occasioning
several hours' delay to the troop trains.
The trains were detoured and are now
on their way to Colorado. ;" fr
Million a Year In Accidents.
Madison, Wis., May 5. Payments of
compensation to Wisconsin workmen
injured through industrial accidents
passed the million-a-year mark in
April, according to the industrial com
mission. Marlonville, Mo. Miss Ethel Griffy.
18 years old, was shot and killed and
her mother, Mrs. W. B. Griffy, shot
probably fatally. Authorities believe
the shooting was done by a former
sweetheart of Miss Griffy.
REVENUE POST IS
GIVEN TO ireIDE
Washington. D. C May 5 The pres
ident today nominated for collectors
of Internal revenue: : s
First district. Illinois Julius Smle
tanke. Chicago.. .
Fifth district, Illinois Edward D,t
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