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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, flfliii
SIXTV-TIIIHD YEAR, NO. 185.
FRIDAY. MAY 22, 1014 SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IN ITALY CAR
PHYSICIAN HELD BY
. MEXICANS IS HOME
TAKE HAND IN
Mediation Hopes Brighten
as Assurances Come.
From Rebel Camp.
ITS OUT, FINALLY
MOB A JUDGE
Florence Police Believe
They Have Assailant of
NUMBER UNDER ARREST
Victim. Well Known Chicago
Charity Worker, Attacked in
Florence. IUlr. May 22.- Mrs. Mary
Flavelle of Chicago, who was attacked
tad robbed In a train near here yester-
dT was still living this morning, but
was unconscious from her wounds. Her
assailant escaped, but the police say
they are on his track. A separate ln
Tttpation Is being made by the
American rice consul.
Later it was announced several ar
rets had been made. The police be
lieve the assailant of Mrs. Flavelle la
Later the doctors reported Mrs. Fla
velle better and hoped to save her
Chicago. Ill . May 22. In a compart
ment of a railway train bound from
Rome to Florence. Italy. Mrs. Mary E.
Flavelle. a prominent charity worker
in Chicago was found yesterday dlng.
Cable dispatches said that when the
door of the coach was opened at Arez
so the unconscious form of the aged
woman she was 6S years old was
found on the floor. She had been shot
through the right temple. After being
taken to a hospital she revived long
enough to say that a man had attack
ed her; then she lapsed again into un
consciousness. In a pocket under Mrs.
flavelle's skirt was found a purse with
a letter of credit for $1,300 on the Illi
nois Credit Bank- No handbags, tick
eta, letters or other impedimenta of
the trareiM m picked-up, buj. a -frag- L
gage label lay on the floor. It bore the
nam "Mrs. Flavelle."
Bloody Finger Prints.
On the seat lay a visiting card bear
ing the name "Miss Blanche Marie
Har court." On it were finger prints
stamped in blood. Later Mrs. Fla
velle's handbag was found beside fie
The brief story that Mrs. Flavelle
was able to tell at the hospital was to
the effect that she had taken the train j
alone at Florence. She was sitting I
alone in the compartment when a
young Italian entered, pointed a re
volver at her, shot and then robbed
Members of the train crew said that
in the compartment next to that oc
cupied by Mrs. Flavelle was a man of
about 30. His actions were not suspic
ions, but he was observed to leave the
train from the wrong side at Arezzo.
He carried a satchel and at once Jump
ed into a cab, and later returned to the
station and took the next train back to
The theory of the police on the
scene is that the crime occurred in a
tunnel which lies Just outside of Ar
reaao. It was near the tracks at this
point that the woman's valise and a
pair of woman's gloves, blood stained,
At the hospital all efforts to extract
the bullet were found futile and last
Bight Mrs. Flavelle lapsed into a state
Shock to Friends.
The news from Rome came as a
bock to friends of Mrs. Flavelle, who
had lived all her life on the North Side.
So theories were expressed, but chari
table workers said that Mrs. Flavelle'a
best known philanthropic work was a
visitor in the "broken homes" depart
ment of the Legal Aid society. In the
course of this work, which took her
continually into the foreign Kettle
ments of Chicago, flie came Into close
contact with the Italian population,
Bd Ust night a conjecture was haz
arded that perhaps she might have in
curred at some time the enmity of a
foreign resident who recognized her
on the train.
This mas hazarded, however, as the
faintest of possibilities, and it waa ap
parently combated by the statement
of Mrs. Flavelle that she had been shot
Mrs. Flavelle was known not only as
a chariry worker but as a "globe trot-''r-"
Ten years ago she made a pro
longed trip through British India and
be countries of southern Europe. A
few weeks ago. March 4. the started
00 a tour that was to take two years
tor its completion. She Dlanned to
Islt England, France, Italy, Russia
and other European countries. She
left her home at 2306 North Clark
treet March 4, and three days later
tailed on the steamship Calabria for
aa Italian port. She was the only wo
man on board, and from this fact a
theory was advanced last night by
some of her friends that some male
passenger had learned of her plans,
'hat she carried funds in the shape of
traveler's checks, that she was alone
and defenseless and an easy subject
Dr. Edward Ryan.
Washington. May 22. Dr. Edward
S. Ryan, the Scranton, Pa., physician
who was held prisoner in Mexico and
who was finally released after signing
a pledge to tell nothing about bis treat
ment during bis captivity, is now in
Washington. He has had private con
ferences with President Wilson and
Secretary Bryan, but refuses to make.
any statement for the newspapers, as
be wishes to return to Mexico soon.
and fears that If he falls to keep his
word with the Mexicans they will kill
him at the earliest opportunity.
When Ryan was captured it was
stated in the dispatches that be was
an agent of the Red Cross and was
engaged in work for that organization.
but.the Red Cross officials now declare
that he was not at that time connected
with the organization, and that he had
no credentials from them. He had for
merly been in Mexico for them, but the
connection had been severed before lie
went there the last time.
Robert J. Kerr of Chicago and Mex
ico City, who was provisional governor
of Vera Cruz for a short time following
the entrance of American forces into
that city, is a recent arrival in Wash
ington. He has had a conference with
the president To reporters Mr. Kerr
declared that while he bad a good deal
to say he did not wish to make any
statement for the present.
ELKS' EYES TURN
Bigr Preparation Being Made in
That City for Entertain
ment of State Meeting-.
Peoria. III., May 22. The eyes of
every Elk in the state are on Peoria.
They will be kept there throughout
next week when the annual state con-
vention or the Elks lodge Is to be held
in this city May 27 through May 29.
The city and local Elks will be host to
over 2,000 visiting members of the
A splendid program of entertain
ment has been arranged by the local
organization. One of the big features
of the week here will be a parade.
From reports from the state It is esti
mated that there will be 20 bands and
about 1,500 men in the parade. It
will be led by a company of cavalry
followed by Spencer's band and the
local lodge of Elks.
The line of march will be from Mad
isan, in front of the Elks club where
the parade will form to Main, down
Main to Jefferson, down Jefferson to
Franklin, down Franklin to Adams, up
Adams to Main and up Main to Madi
son where the parade will disband
The reviewing stand for state and
national officials will be erected on the
court house lawn, facing Main street.
Grand Exalted Ruler Edward Leach
of New York City will attend t he
meeting as will Grand Treasurer White
of Chicago. These two men are recog
nized as two cf the most prominent
men in Elkdom.
The visitors will commence to arrive
Tuesday night. On Wednesday alter
noon the entertainment will be started.
Special street cars have been chartered
and a trip through the distilleries will
be elven the men. A luncheon will be
served at the distilleries. Wednesday
night a social stag party will be tend
ered the guests in the club rooms.
Thursday morning the first business
session will be held. Thursday after
noon at 2 o'clock the parade will be
riven. Thursday night a banquet at
the Jefferson hotel has been arranged
for. Friday morning will b Uken up
with the election of officers and other
huHiness and Friday afternoon the
guests will go up the Illinois river on
the steamer Columbia wun i upiain
Mehl. who is also an Elk- Friday night
the men will depart.
Elaborate decorations have been
planned for the week- The local Elks
lodge and business men of the city
will cooperate In this work. Tne
Elks have secured permission to use
the poles of the street car company
and some of the wires. Huge elk
heads will be erected at each post.
From these long streamers of white
and purple bunting will be draped.
Electric lights and bunting will play
big part In the decorations.
Many of the business houses of the
c!ty will be decorated. Some have al
ready started this work. Flags and
the white and purple colors of the
Elks lodge will be conspicuous in these
One Removes Shoe and
Hurls it at the Mag
SLASH MORE PICTURES
Wildest Scenes Yet Enacted
When Offending Women Are
Put Under Arrest.
London, England, May 22. While
King George and Queen Mary were at
tending a matinee at His Majesty's the
atre this afternoon a militant suffrag
ette rose and began to address the
king. "You Russian Czar!" she shriek
ed. Attendants tried to get her out.
but found she was chained to the seat.
They had to file through a link before
she could be removed. While this was
in progress a half dozen women shout
ed at the king. One jumped on the
stage and commenced a speech. When
she was thrown out others began.
Eventually all the disturbers were
ejected. Police outside had a hard
struggle to save them from rough han
dling by a hostile crowd.
London, Lng., May 22. "Wlid wom
en of the Woman s Suffrage Political
union, a militant organization, today
continued their terrorizing tactics by
making two separate attacks on na
tional art treasures, ruining five mas
terpieces in the National gallery and
wrecking a picture in the Royal Acad
emy of Art. A little later the magis
trate, before whom appeared 57 women
arrested in connection with yester
day's disturbance in the vicinity of
Buckingham palace, was compelled to
suspend the proceedings because the
accused created such a din nothing
could be heard.
A militant suffraget with a loaded
I stick damaged five pictures injthe Na,;l
iiouai gai'crrj. xuur were mu ytuub-
ings by Giovanni Bellini. Friday is
students' day, and the rooms were
fll'.ed with young artists copying mas
terpieces. Students and attendants ov
erpowered the wbman. About the same
time a picture in the Royal Academy
of Art was badly damaged by another
suffraget, who was arrested.
Volley of Missiles.
Scenes in the Bow street police
court when the women arrested yes
terday were arraigned today surpassed
in wildness all previous efforts of the
militant party. A male suffragist,
perched among the rafters, blew ear-
piercing variations of "The Marseil
laise" on a cornet, then Bounded the
"Charge." This was a signal for vol
leys of bags of flour and other missiles
to be thrown at the magistrate. Sir
John Dickinson. Three policemen pre
vented one of the prisoners throwing
herself over the rail enclosure. One
other woman removed a shoe and
hurled it at the head of the magistrate,
who caught it deftly in an extended
band. When the magistrate suspend
ed the hearing and ordered the court
cleared there was a free fight. Sub
sequently the women were again
Most Are Bound Over.
Most of them were bound over to
keep the peace six months, but they
unanimously refused to find sureties.
Among the pictures damaged in the
National gallery today was "Christ's
Agony In the Garden."
The Royal academy was filled with
a fashionable throng when a woman
drew a butcher's cleaver concealed in
her clothing and dashed at the picture.
"Primerva," by George Clausen. At
tendants seized her. At the National
gallery the vandal left a trail of
blood behind her from cuts by broken
glass. The gallery was closed and the
students turned out.
Thophile Grandpre of Chicago was
knocked unconscious by a policeman's
horse during yesterday's suffraget raid
at Buckingham palace. He told the
police today he was robbed of $250 by
two men who came to his assistance.
Accompanied by a party of friends
Miss Annie Kenny, a leading suffraget.
motored to the palace of the arch
bishop of Canterbury, made herself a
self-invited guest, and afterward re
fused to budge, saying she had made
all arrangements for staying for tne
Arson Squad Fail in Attempt.
Leicester, Eng., May 22. An at
tempt early today by suffragets to
burn Brougbton ball, a. picturesque
raanrion, was frustrated by a passing
gamekeeper who noticed the smoke.
Edinburgh, Scotland. May 22. Suf
fragets last night attempted to blow
up a church here. A bomb was ex
ploded, but there was only slight dam
Oil Man Kills Himself.
Keokuk. Iowa, May 22. Willam Has-
sall, a wealthy oil man of Los Angeles,
Cal., committed suicide here yester
day by shooting himself in the bead
with a revolver. No cause is assigned.
C. JTI V J. SS-ZS' .K V I - X. 13N JL I III I III 1 1 1 H 1 1 1 III 1 1 II I U M III 1 W II J
GAMBLER IN RAID
David Williams Shot Down
While Dealing' in Western
San Francisco, CaL. May 22. A
sKefTfTs' posse arid police detectives
are' bearing the bush south 6fhere to
day In search of Joe Bailey, 'fltoe of
the two bandits who entered a road-
house in the ouskirts of the city last
lght. killed David Williams, who re
sisted their attack on "Con" Regan,
the proprietor, and wounded another
person. Edward Donovan, 5aiiey s
partner, is in a hospital with bullet
wounds in the neck and chest. Wil
liams was dealing a game when the
bandits entered. Regan was not hurt.
Thief River Falls, Minn., May 22.
Four persons are dead and another is
expected to die as the result of a mur
der and suicide at the farm of O. K. Ol
son, 30 miles north of here, yesterday.
Louis Gilsoul appeared at the Olson
home, and after shooting four women,,
later committed suicide by shooting
himself while pursued by a posse. The
MRS. LUDWIG LARSON. 40.
MRS. LOUIS GILSOUL, 23.
MISS INGA OLSON. 17.
Mrs. Olson, at whose home the trag
edy occurred, was so seriously wound
ed that she may die.
Gilsoul appeared at the home of Ol
son during the forenoon and asked to
see his wife, a daughter of the Olsons,
from whom he had separated. He was
met at the door by Mrs. Olson, wiTo
refused him admittance. He Immedi
ately drew a revolver and shot the wo
man, killing her instantly.
He then fired the house and began
firing at the other members of the
household, killing his wife first, then
her sister, after which he probably
mortally wounded Mrs. Olson.
His body was found by a posse later
in the woods, where he had killed him
self. Jealousy is said to have caused
BECKER'S FATE IN
HANDS OF JURORS
Court Shows Introduction by
State of Direct and Cir
New York. May 22. Justice Sea-
bury began the charge to the jury in
the Becker case at 10 o clock this
morning, "if the defendant." said the
justice, "directly or indirectly procured
the murder of Rosenthal. -he is guilty
as charged." The state has introduced
both direct and circumstantial evi
dence. The law does not act upon cir
cumstantial evidence alone. It does
act, however, when some direct evi
dence is introduced. The Jurors
should not disregard circumstantial
evidence simply because It is Buch."
The Becker case was given to the
jury at 12:52. '
Senator Bradley Critically III.
Washington. D. C, May 22. Senator
Bradley of Kentucky Is In a critical
condition. He is 67 and haa been in
poor health several months.
, 'If f J cf
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline
Fair tonight and probably Saturday;
not much change in temperature; gen
tle, variable winus.
Highest temperature yesterday 80,
Io-.'est last night, 56, at 7 a. m.. 59.
Wind velocity, nine miles per hour.
Precipitation, .02 of an inch.
.. Relative.. humidity . last . night 69,
this morning 73.
River stage 7, fall of .2.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mercury, Mars. Ve
nus. Saturn. Morning star: Jupiter.
Arcturus, golden or orange yellow and
swift moving, conspicuous, due south
east, high up about 8 p. m.
ROOSEVELT IS TO
MAKE LONG TOUR
Plans Trip From Atlantic to Pa
cific in Interest of Pro
Oyster Bay, N. Y... May 22. The
most important political conference in
which Colonel Roosevelt has partici
pated since the close of the campaign
of 1912 tonight brought together rep
resentatives of New York, Pennsylvan
ia and Ohio, In which states the col
onel will probably do his hardest fight
ing this fall.
At the meeting were George Perkins
of New York; Walter Brown of Ohio,
Glfford Pinchot and E. A. Van Valken
berg of Philadelphia.
It was decided definitely that the
tentative plans for Colonel Roosevelt's
campaign trip from the Atlantic to the
Pacific should be adopted. This tour
probably will take the former presi
dent into almost every state in the
After the meeting Colonel Roosevelt
dictated a statement which was inter
preted as indicating that, in one state
at least, he will carry the fight into the
ranks of the republican party by ap
pealing directly to its members to ig
nore their past affiliations and go with
the progressives. His statement was
made with particular reference to the
situation in Pennsylvania, where Sena
tor Penrose Is opposed in his fight for
re-election by Mr. Pinchot.
Long before Colonel Roosevelt re
turned from New York where he had
spent the day, the. people of Oyster
Bay were awaiting him. Flags were
everywhere and nailed to a telegraph
pole was a huge sign which read:
"1916 and victory."
At last there came a shout and over
the heads of the crowd could be seen
a big white straw hat. waving back
and forth. Everyone knew it was the
The people crowded about him. and
for a quarter of an hour there was a
wild scramble to shake hands with
him, the village band playing "This is
After that was over the crowd grew
silent and 600 school children began
their song. As they came to the chor
us, the crowd caught up with the
words "Home again, home again, from
a foreign shore." Colonel Roosevelt
stood silent and grave of face while
jDnm ADDi Aimcn
IIIUUl ill I LrlUULU
FOR TOLLS STAND
Republican Senator Given Ova
tion at Conclusion of
Washington, D. C, May 22. Senator
Root, republican member of the for
eign relations committee, held the sen
ate in rapt attention for five hours
yesterday, speaking in support of the
repeal of Panama tolls exemption.
As the Nsw York senator sat down,
Senator Kern, democratic floor leader,
led the applauding floor and spectators
and galleries joined in.
The burden of the speech was to
prove that the Hay-Pauncefote treaty
provided that the. treatment accorded
by the United States to its own citi
zens In the use of the Panama canal
must be the same as the treatment to
be accorded the citizens of all the oth
Senator Root declared that the Unit
ed States always had insisted on this
broad principle of equality and insisted
that the understanding of Henry
White, Joseph Choate, John Hay and
Theodore Roosevelt, the Americans
who negotiated the treaty, was that the
equality mentioned in the convention
was the broad equality of American
Taking up the specific question of ex
emption of American coastwise ves
sels, the senator said the law of 1912
granting this exemption violated the
equality guaranteed by the treaty.
This was true, he argued, because no
real coastwise trade of the United
States could pass through this canal,
1,000 miles away; and, consequently,
what the law did was to exempt a class
of American over-sea trade without at
the same time exempting the like over
sea trade of other countries.
The senator declared that 'he was
voting for Tepeal now because in the
judgment of senators best able to
judge, the senate would not vote to ar
bitrate the dispute.
"Right or wrong." he said, "if we de
cide this 1n our favor and refuse to
arbitrate, we are discredited and dis
honored. We have repudiated our own
principles. Now let any senator who
votes against repeal take the respon
sibility of leading his country into that
position. If every constituent of mine
Was looking forward to lower freight
rates, I would not so lead my coun
try. Had I In my soul all the nation
hatred taught in my youth, I would not
do it." '
He added that the United States
should not wait for all the nations of
the world to protest against the ex
emption, because the United States
must be the keeper of its own con
science and act on Its own Judgmeut
without waiting for protests. If he
were right as to the interpretation of
the treaty, he declared, he would not
favor exemption even if Great Britain
gave Its consent, because the question
was broader than the rights of Great
Alive, at Own Funeral.
Redding. Cal.. May 22. William
Johns, shoemaker, returned from a
visit to Wilbur Springs, read In the
newspapers accounts of bis death and
discovered his funeral waa set for yes
terday. He finally found an old friend
who was willing to believe be was
alive. Then he learned that the body
of a drowned man bad been Identified
BUT WILL KEEP UP WAR
State Department Has Confir
mation of Execution of
Two Americans. -
Washington, D. C May 22. Consul
Silliman arrived at Mexico City today
and will proceed to Vera Cruz.
Washington, D. C. May 22. In cir
cles close to the Mexican constitution
alists here it is definitely expected
that within 24 hours a renewed Invi
tation will be extended to the consti
tutionalists to be represented at the
Niagara Falls . conference. Whether
Carranza will accept is not known,
but it is positively asserted that should
he do so it would be without declaring
an armistice or agreeing in any way to
check his campaign against Huerta's
As cabinet members assembled for
the regular cabinet meeting today all
reiterated expressions of hope that the
peace negotiations would bear fruit.
The president discussed with the cab
inet reports from the American com
missioners at the Niagara Falls con
ference. Among the subjects of par
ticular interest was a report that the
Mexican constitutionalist leaders had
decided to send & representative to
Niagara Falls. Though it was under
stood the Carranza agent would not go
i as a party to actual mediation, the de
cision to send a representative who
would inform the mediators of the
purposes and hopes of the constitu
tionalists was regarded encouraging
for later negotiations should an agree
ment be reached between the United
States and Huerta.
Secretary Bryan had hope that defi
nite word woald be received from Con
sul Silliman before night. Bryan sent
urgent inquiry to Tampico regarding
the reported disappearance of Wink
ler, Wallace and Merreller. They are
newspaper men, a reporter and pho-.
Slain Man's Body Recovered.
Washington, D. C, May 22. Consu
lar Agent Montague has confirmed the
killing by Mexicans of Richard Urban,
an American citizen of German birth,
IS miles west of Nocozerl. Urban and
a companion were attacked without
provocation by a band of Mexicans,
who fired from a house without warn
ing. Urban's companion escaped. : ;
The body of Porfirio Laurel, an
American killed some time ago in Mex
ico, has been recovered end taken to
Laredo for burial. He died of bayo
Consul Hanna, at Monterey, today In
formed the state department that the
constitutionalist authorities had agreed
to aid in locating Silliman, long miss
ing vice consul, who cannot be found
since Huerta's agents assured Secre
tary Bryan he had been released -by
federals at Saltillo.
Gonzales Starts for Saltillo. -
Tampico, Mex, May 22. General
Gonzales, who captured Tampico from
the federals, and the bulk of his troops
started for Monterey, from which point
he will proceed to Saltillo.
IN WABASH CASE
Attorney Opposing Reorganiza
tion Alleged to Be Trying
to Extort Money.
St. Louis, Mo., May 22. Charges
that Attorney Hodge, who appeared
before the Missouri public service com
mission yesterday,' to oppose reorgan
ization of the Wabash railroad, repre
sented certain interests trying to get
money from the Wabash management
and counter charges that George J.
Gould deliberately forced the Wabash,
into a receivership, were made at the
resumption of the hearing today. Sit
ting with the Missouri commission,
were members of the public service
commissions of Ohio, Illinois and Mich
igan. DALTIC ESCAPES
Liverpool, Eng., May 23. The Whit
Star Uner Baltic collided today with,
the steamer Clarrle, off Hollyhead. Sha
was not damaged, and proceeded oo
he- voyage to New York. The ClarrX
was slightly damaged (T '