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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGTO
SIXTY-THIRD YEAR, XO. 189.
WEDNESDAY. MAY 27. 1914. FOURTEEN PAGES.
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Presbyteries Hereafter to
Direct Work in Respec
ABANDON ONE-MAN IDEA
General Assembly, Meeting at
Chicago, Also Declares
War on Liquor.
Chicago, 111., May 27. The Presby
terian general assembly today adopted
a plan for the reorganization of the
board of home missions. The plan of
peciflc details which will be worked
out by the new board enlarges the
board from 24 to 30 members, takes
the management from a general sec
retary and places it in the bands of
four or more coordinate secretaries.
leares the general headquarters in
New York, but gives the west the
headquarters of the church extension
department and allows synods and
pretbyteries supervision over some
nslMlons in their territory.
Chicago, 111., May 27. "The liquor
trade mutt go!
With this as its slogan the Presby
terian general assembly adopted yes
terday what ia probably the most radi
cal anu-Uuor program ever sanc
tioned by a Christian church.
The program as recommended by
the committee on temperance and ap
proved by the general asseirbly was aa
Approval of the Hobson and Shep
Prd bills now pending in congress for
Passage of an order forbidding Pres
byterians to become member of clirbs
blch dispense liquor and demanding
ths immediate resignation of church
Members from such organization. '
Reaff.rmat'xm of order of 1913 assem
bly calling upon members of the
church to refuse to appear in court for
or to aid them or their propri-
wrs in any way.
Commended Secretary of the Navy
. Emii, for hi order barring 'liquor
irom the navy.
Approval of the American Medical
ety for its dlsHemiaatlon of lnfor-
tlon concerning the harmful effects
Condemnation of dgarets as a per-
!cnror of drink.
Indorsement nr Anti-Saloon
the Women's Christian Tem-
Pran; Tnion, the National Tempe-r
a Into and ail other societies hv
iC for their Object the destruction of
tte ilquor traffic.
Indorsement of an appeal to publlo
officials not to appoint to high office
Persons "opposed to the better moral
peca of affairs."
A resolution calling upon the assem
J!7 to make no exception of the use of
Jttor for .sacramental purposes was
'ferred to the committee on temper
Mce. No Compromise, slogan.
! The rea ilnlllruM r,t tYim uitrn.
bly's stand against liquor was revealed
in the assertion by a commissioner
yesterday that thousands cZ Presbyte
rians beioas; to exclusive and highly
respected clubs, both In Chicago and
elsewhere in the nation, where liquor
is sold. These members are brought
face to face with the uncompromising
order that they resign either from the
church or from the offending clubs.
The report was submitted by Profes
sor Char'.es Scanlon of Pittsburgh,
general secretary of the temperance
Other important acts of the day's
The selection of Rochester. N. Y., as
the place for holding the 1915 assem
bly. Adoption of the report of the special
rnrpjTitttrn yin . njsMejfifiKili" wtfffj inn
committee the right to- continue Its
study of the proposed consolidation of
the boards of education, publication
and Sabbath schools and the college
Approved the establishment of eld
ers' associations wherever advisable.
Approved the policies of the college
board, and elected David B. Forgan
and Dr. W. C. Covert to membership
on the board.
Delays Proposed Merger.
The reading of the report of the spe
cial committee on education precipi
tated one of the most heated debates
of the 1914 session. The acceptance
of the report operated to postpone for
another year the proposed merger of
the educational, college and publica
tion and Sunday school boards-
The question of the adoption of the
temperance resolutions aroused con
siderable debate, but the vote on the
measure showed but little active op
position to the policy as adopted.
On the rostrum during the afternoon
session with the moderator and clerks
was Rev. Sylvester W. Beach, pastor
of the First Presbyterian church of
Princeton, who officiated at the recent
marriages of President Wilson's daugh
The popular meeting at Orchestra
hall last night was devoted to the in
terests of home mission work.
The real battle of the present assem
bly is expected to develop today, when
the committee on home missions
makes its report.
Englishman Had Solved Prob
lem of Producing' Incandes.
.cent Electric Light.
London, England, May 27. Sir Jo
seph Wilson Swan is dead, aged S6.
He invented the first incandescent
lamp and solved the problem of pro
ducing the incandescent light, thus
making possible general use of elec
tricity for lighting purposes. He in
vented, many other elect ricai-treritfes.
Including the miners' safety lamp. He
perfected the carbon' process and dry
plate which revolutionized photogra
IS READY TO
QUIT HIS JOB
Official Sources at Wash
ington in Receipt of
PLANS ARE ABOUT MADE
NEW 1600 BLOCK LOOKING WEST
Dictator Wishes to Withdraw
With Dignity Carranza
Seeks Mediation Voice.
11-YEAR-OLD BOY IS
WITNESS FOR MOTHER
The contested divorce case of Lind-
blade vs. Lindblade. which Is on in
rircult court, was featured this morn
ing by the testimony of Clarence Lind
blade. 11 year old son, who testified
against his father. Judge R. W. Olm
sted carefully e'xamlned the lad as to
his knowledge of what an oath was and
he surprised the court with his bright
Missing Aviator Lands.
London, England, May 27. The Eve
ning Mall says Gustave Hammel, the
British aviator who had been given up
as lost In the English channel, landed
today from a fishing boat at South-
ROCK ISLAND BOY
JUDGE ON COAST
M. J. Roach Appointed to $6,
000 Position by Governor
Johnson of California.
(Special to The Arfrus.)
Laporte, Ind., May 27. M. J Roach
of Rock Island, 111., a graduate "of "the
Valparaiso University Law school, who
married Miss Margaret Bundy, a
teacher in the schools of that city, is
now city judge of San Francisco,' Cal.
The position pays a yearly salary of
$6,000. - The news has just been re
ceived by Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Pagin of
Valparaiso and other relatives of Mr.
and Mrs. Roach. The appointment
was received directly from Governor
Johnson. Mr. Roach was born in
Ireland in 1877 and came to this coun
try with his parents. When he de
cided to enter Valparaiso university
he was an iron molder in Rock Island.
111. He left for the coast after his
AS HOPEFUL SIGN
Mobonk Lake, N. Y.. May 27. Med
iation by Argentina. Brazil and Chile
In the Mexican situation, and apparent
progress already made by the confer
ence, at Jviagara rails, were points a
out by speakers at the Lake Mohonk
conference on International arbitra
tion, today, as most encouraging sign
of the present time in the cause of
RELEASE FROM JAIL
Frank Kata. a junk dealer who re
sides at the corner of Thirteentn
street and Eighth - avenue, was re
leased from the federal JaU yesterday
moraine after having served a nine
months' sentence for stealing goods
from box cars here. In honor of his
release a party of his friends arranged
a big celebration last night at the
Katx home and a big time was enjoy
ed. Far into the night they sang.
danced and rejoiced.
Kats was convicted In the federal
court at Peoria last fall and has been
in the federal prison since that time.
TWO SCHOOLS WILL
The Thirty-eighth street school, lo
cated at the corner of Thirty-eighth
street and Twenty-fourth avenue, will
bold graduating exercises at the school
tomorrow afternoon. Seven pupils will
graduate and an excellent program has
Tomorrow evening the Sllvis school
will graduate class of pupils.
Conan Doyle Visitor.
New York. May 27. Sir Conan
Doyle, the British novelist, accompa
nied, by Lady Doyle, arrived here to
day. Doyle said England had stood all
it could from militant suffragets and
that be anticipated a "wholesale lynch
It Is Doyle's first visit In 20 years.
Washington D. C, May 27 Represen
tatives of the constitutionalists here
took 8tep3 today to reopen the ques
tion of representation at the Niagara
Falls mediation conference.
John Lind and Attorney Douglas,
legal representative of the constitu
tionalists, held what was termed a
neutral conference. Neither would
disclose under what conditions the con-
stl'utlonalists are willing to partici
pate, bu. the opinion was revived that
the powers cf a Carranzp representa
tive would be very limited, perhaps
only for the purpose of furnishing information.
Whatever might be the first condi
tions upon which Carranza would send
representatives to the conference the
fact tflat he is willing to send them at
all is generally regarded here as a
very favorable indication.
Official dispatches from Mexico Ci'y
received by diplomatic sources here
today says the "withdrawal" of Huerta
is "possible," and add that It is be
ing celayed by the necessity of ar
rangements to permit the dictator to
abdicate with dignity.
Mediators, Make Progress.
Niagara FaUs&nt.. May 27. The
South AmeHcanenvoys and Mexican
delegates suspended work today to' at
tend a party this afternoon at Toronto
in honor of the duke of Connaught,
governor general of Canada. Lieuten
ant Governor Gibson of Ontario will be
host. As the party left it was appar
ent all were highly optimistic of the
successful outcome of the conference.
With the land question satisfactorily
adjusted, the mediators and delegates
were concentrating attention on the
exact manner in which a new provis
ional government might be set up to
succeed the Huerta regime. The me
diation conference in all probability
will not choose the provisional presi
dent. .This will have to be done by
the Mexican government Itself. But the
purpose is to draw up a list of repre
sentative Mexicans from which a cer
tain number might be approved by the
United States and all parties concern
ed so there would be no question about
recognition being accorded the indi
vidual chosen therefrom. The select
few, it is understood, will be submit
ted to the constitutionalists and an
effort will be made to meet the view
point of the Zapatista element. Ulti
mately it is the aim of the mediators
to see installed a man acceptable to all
Prepare for 2acatecas Assault.
El Paso, Texas, May 27. General
Villa's forces are hastening prepara
tions for an asBault on Zacatecas City.
capitol of Zacatecas state. It is assert
ed that the railroad from Torreon
Villa's concentration point, has been
repaired nearly to the next point of at
tack. Troops in large numbers have
already been sent south along the re
paired railroad, and all possible rein
forcements have been rushed into Tor
reon from Saltillo, recently taken by
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PATMQNT IS NEAR
A NERVOUS BREAK
After Visiting Scene of Abduc
tion Dry Leader Faces Col
lapse and Will Take Best.
Two Americans Survive.
Versailles. France. May 27. Two
Americans, Francis Oulmet and Henry
Topping, were left to fight out the final
round for the French amateur cham
pionship to be played tomorrow. '
Forecast Till 7 4. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne
Unsettled but generally fair weather
tonight and Thursday, continued warm.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 75.' Highest
yesterday 90. Lowest last night 73.
Velocity of wind at 7 jk. m. 7 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m, 61. at 7
a. m. 70. i
Stage of water 6.9, a fall of .1 In last I
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mercury. Mars. Ve
nus. Saturn. Morning star: Jupiter.
The seven grouped stars overhead
forming the Big Dipper have also been
called Charles' Wain and the Bntcber's
Danville, 111., May 27. Rev. Louis R.
Patmont is on the verge of a nervous
breakdown, according to bis - friends
and physicians, and the abduction case
in which he was central figure is as
perplexing a mystery -as ever to the
So far no clews have been found to
the identity of the four men who Pat
mont says "grabbed" him at Westville,
March 31, and beld him captive for 60
days. State's Attorney John H. Lew
man said yesterday afternoon that so
far no evidence has been found that
might be made the basis for arrests or
The story 'which Patmont parrated
to the grand jury contained no clews
as to the Identity of the abductors or
the whereabouts of the cellar In which
the prohibition worker says he was
Patmont was taken yesterday to the
scene of his disappearance at West
ville. His description of the point an
time of his capture is said to tally ex
actly with the idea established by the
men who investigated his disappear
ance a week or two after it occurred.
The detectives now are working on
the theory that , the cellar in. which
Patmont says he was imprisoned for
about 50 days is not far from Danville.
In the automobile yesterday much
time was spent in tests of speed, Pat
mont keeping bis eyes closed, and
from these experiments the investiga
tors Incline to the belief that the au
tomobile that took Patmont to Colum
bia Friday night was driven most of the
time at a rate, of 40 miles an hour. The
distance between Danville and. Colum
bia Is about 184 miles. It is thought
that the trip took the men from a point
near Danville to the abandoned farm
house, where. Patmont was found.
Harry Colt, deputy sheriff, returned
to Danville yesterday after tracing the
red car, which, frota the tertimony of
Monroe county farmers, is supposed to
have been the one in which Patmont
was transported, to a point eight miles
north of Columbia. Here marks were
found where an automobile had run In
to an embankment In his story Pat
mont has spoken of such an incident.
Another theory advanced is that the
Italians who Patmont says were among
the abductors may have worked at one
time in the stone quarries at Columbia.
and thus learned of the abandoned
Patmont did not appear before the
grand jury yesterday. In a day or two
he will be taken to some quiet place
Rev. Claude F. Witty, pastor of the
Plum-Street Church of Christ, Detroit,
says activities will be redoubled to get
to the bottom of the mystery.
man specialist who was said to have
discovered a tuberculosis cure some
months ago. The Friedmann cure,
however, was later declared a disap
pointment and the offer was with
TWO ARE DEAD IN
John Bomark and Marie Kierna
Killed When Conveyance
Buns Into Express Wagon.
NEPHEW OF GATES LEAVES
BIG ESTATE TO HIS WIDOW
Aurora. 111.. May 27. The estate of
Henry Rockwell Baker. 23 years old.
of St. Charles, son of Mr and Mrs. Ed
ward Baker and favorite nephew of the
late John W. Gates, was filed In the
Geneva probate court yesterday for
legal distribution. There is no will.
The estate consists of personal prop
erty valued at $100,000 and real estate
valued at $5,000. The young widow.
Mrs. Nina Carlson Baker, will get the
$100,000 personal property, and oae
balf of the real estate. The other half
of the real estate will go to the ycuth'a
parents unless they relinquish their
The Oates millions were offered to
Dr. F. F. Friedmann, the famous Ger-
ChicagowUl., May 27. John Bomark
and Marie Kierna were . killed and
Adolph Maspos probably fatally injur
ed before daybreak when two motor
cycles dashed into a loaded express
wagon. Maspos first ran into tne rear
of the. wagon and was being carried
to a drug store by. the driver when
Bomark's machine, on which Bomark '
and Miss Kierna were riding, struck
the wagon. Marie's sister Verne, rid
ing with another man, was saved when
they saw the lantern of the wagon.
The driver was returning to his horses
unaware that a" second machine ran
into his vehicle.
BY 3 LENGTHS
American Owned Colt, 20
to 1 Shot, Captures -Big
POT VALUED $32,500
INDICT FOUR MEN
State Fire Marshal's Depart
ment Offers Evidence of .
. Attempted Fraud. '
Springfield, 111., ' May 27. Accused
of consiprlng to burn property at
Qulncy, to defraud insurance compa
nies, officials of the state fire mar
shal's department furnished evidence
upon which the following four men
were indicted by the Adams county
Robert C. Cox, prominent farmer of
Sherman, III., W. A. Brady, Decatur,
real estate dealer; Harvey A. Six,
Springfield, now serving a sentence at
Joliet for burning the Aldine hotel at
Peoria, two years ago; James A. Ro-
ley, Stewardson, III.
The alleged conspiracy to burn the
property which was insured for ap
proximately $15,000 was entered into
in this city during the state fair last
SOLDIER SAVES 9
FROM FIRE DEATH
Scales Wall of Building and
Lowers Prisoners to the
St Louis, Mo., May. 27. Samuel
FiUgerald. a United States ' soldier,
saved nine persons from probable in
cineration early today. ' He was pass
ing a frame house when a fire was dis
covered. The flames already had cut
off all avenues of escape on the second
floor. The soldier scaled the walls to
the ledge, giving him access to the sec
ond floor windows. Here he lowered
a woman, six children and two men to
the arms of a policeman on the sidewalk.
Horse Backed Heavily by
zens of United States King
. and Queen Are Presenr.
Epsom, England, May ' 27. Durbar
II, belonging to H. B. Duryea, the only
American entry, won the derby today.
H. Cholmondley's Hapsburg was
second and H. J. King's Peter the Her
mit, third. There were 30 starters.
Durbar II won by three lengths. . The
last American owner to .win on Eng
lish derby was Richard Croker, who
carried off the classic race with Orby
in 1907. .' i
The stakes, valued at $32,500, is for
colts and fillies of 3 years old. "The
course is about a mile and a half--"
Durbar II, a bay colt, was bred "by
Francis Duryea, who has already - a
string of eight victories to his credit.
Chief of these was the race at -few-market
in 1912 which be won wftfc
Sweeper II. Duryea has stables bouT
in England and France. :
Big Odds Offered. A
Odds of 20 to 1 were freely , laid
against Durbar II, who was considered
a rank outsider. Duryea was never
better than seventh in previous derbys..
The horse was backed for large
amounts by the American contingent.
King George and Queen Mary and
most of the staff of the United States
embassy were present. -;
Militant Firee at Policeman.
Past glories of the journey by road
from London to Epsom departed with
the advent of automobiles and' high
spirits usually characterising a derby
crowd In some degree were damp-.
ened by the presence of army police
encamped about the ground to prevent
violence to militant suffragets. . . :
Ada Rice, supposed militant, was ar
rested at Epsom Downs today after she
had discharged a revolver with blank
cartridges at a policeman. The powder
burned through the policeman's trou
sers and blistered one of his legs. I
The woman repudiated the sugges
tion that she was a suffrage!, asserting
ber husband handed ber the weapon in
the morning to use in case she were
Another Chicago Bank Clossa.
Chicago. 111.. May 27. Jackson Park
bank closed its doors today. Deposits
are $65,000. It la the fifth private bank
In Chicago to fall In two weeks.
Mrs. Pankhurst Released.
London. England. May 27. Mrs. i
Emmellne Pankhurst, arrested during!
last week's suffrajret raid oa Buck'rm- f
ham palace, 'was again released from,
Jail today, suffering from nhunger;
strike,- . ' '
Auto Licenses are 99,000.
. Springfield. 111.. May 27. Secretary i
of Stato Harry Woods reports that ap
proximately 99,000 automobile llt-enaest
have been taken out thus far this Tear.)
The number eclipses by far any previ-1
vus record, . , )