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i ifAocitd Pr. I MM
ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
Member of Audit
Bureau of Circulations
siXTV-Forimi ykah. no. 202.
SATL'HDA. JUNE 12, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TENSION OVEH GERM-AMERICAN STRAIN LESSENS; PEACE FOR MEXICO?
CONFIDENCE INCREASES IN
CAPITAL THAT GERMANY IS
TO SEND FAVORABLE REPLY
0i:uLJ and Diplomats Share
Opinion That Adjust
ment Is in View.
BERLIN AWAITS ENVOYS?
A2-r May Not B Forth
com;r. for Fortnight
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Jofcts'na City. III.. June 12
A vigilance c on. ni ; r : was or
ga&Ued her today to prevent
farther trouble between miner
le the foreign colonies of this
o1 neighboring towns and na
tive born tttiott
S!erif ltrr an4 Mrr lur
P today tutted all pool rooms
and other places br it was
upetl that l.-juor was be
tr. c sold and gave warning
arains vtotailoa of lav.
Aa itT.rrr of the ti.nr.la na-
f local g iard was firl at lat
ttht near White Ah. where
several bttH:ns were barned
yesterday. The shot waa Cred
f rio a .t. - and pad over
is he4 of tP-r
DOG LICENSE FOR
A BLIND W0MAN!;,.t3.
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ai v.i'fe't tfc! he r-.'e !- Jd a bUad-
r-j o-.t of j: pr-iui of Cir-
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Ms. she aed As-1
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I r- . wt'S Nathan hVlnberg. -!
Wrv'er. ssei Snsl-h anl
. wm:- la prton. are said by I
Trap - er,r.p:ri to testify that J
h d''-r Jir.ts la the present rs '
J-..' O S-oren. Vlrhael W ei. Laura
J Frelertck Itoeh. former members 1
of lm po'.lre department - accepted
tnry r profecrine criminal pir.
fires y.etftbrr. vffiVf ant Pmltb
have tesflled for the sa. belt Frank.
parol-4 frcen fh penttertlary
wee ago mr.-i sail by fcsmsetf to
ta oelslaa'e.l th- all'ge.1 ronsplr
yr sgalntt lh police fifT.rerS. bo
ran a defi;x wMaesa
MACCHESNEY IS HEAD
OF STATE BAR BODY;
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j;l m j.jt IJ The Illinois
l!r aefa'Jo- ttay eteefed the
n.ef. 'ri Narhas W. Ma--fRs.r.
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U'.iatti r ay. eoiraita
aft'l Walter M rrtn. TayUm:.
U It art ta tetlNWa.
t- Aat. Cat. Jane 12 A- .
lfsrp-r. frar or of Lo An-
(,.. aa4 Ce c'i.r p-rsocs were ta-
car at Teat sr-t and I.-olway is,
tha b.'aea disfriet.
FINAL APPEAL TO
SAVE LEO FRANK
trf Pet Xast t rTWe JaJ
f eel?. tW swve, tW XaHer.
er ev Xary fkasraav
Ataata. Ca. Ja 11 Leo M.
Frash a a'toraer aa4 Sotuttor Iory
aa ewfoea OsverooC Slatoa) early
taday th C&aJ tt oo Frank a app'.l
catso for cwjaaatoa) as hla dsa(a
sewie-vr to efe tapnaoaat. Area
Bet ta behaTf of FYank waa taade by
W. M llowar. watia Sir. Ikry op
Pm4 the appeal
la fcewrtac opeael Mr. H-rw-aM
are a aaasa o ejoewmeatary
t aa4 eaiat that Fraek "osU
latro4ace ao ae-w vMwe or
-vr eansct to ceaetar ya by what
is reeialae-i ta taa reeorwa." he aal-i.
-lhai Fraah ta taaorewt. shall show
y the rcer4 that Frank logically
oa; tvo have haJ part ta Mary
f-ltcaa'a aarder. I saall also aader
taha f show tkat the aro. James
Coaler, trm rebt. tha aaaaaltsd
mad tsaiir Ba.tre4 tkm gliW
GOES ON; 4 MORE
Lcuctra, Engaged in Trans
Atlantic Trade, One of
the Latest Victims.
London. June II. The British
q inwier jaznes i-ernian naa n iun
O'by a German submarine In the North
O s. The crew aa tanked at Hull lo-
itay. The submarine look the crew on
board an i then shelled the fishing
boat. Later the crew was put adrift
la the email boats of tbe James Ley
man and 10 tour rlp"l before they
were picked op
The trailer Wimo has been sunk
by a German submarine to the North
. The mecbera of the crew have
been landed at HartlepooL
Liverpool. June 12. Th British
't'omr Lruetra waa torpeicMl and
auhk o.l Vanuouth today. Tbe crew
The Leartra waa
ecccd In the
Fk- waa lat re -
.portal at fiuener Aires on May 21. j!he
i la 1'ort f.Usco. icotla.-.d
I.oetoft. t.ns. June 10. tdrlayed In
crew of the
, Ijamrtinf. trawler Ilrtttania. wb-h . relations b-teen China and Japan, ac
iwas sur.k by a c;-rr-.n submarine. ! cording to Information which has
Ifeae Ur. iH here. They were gl-n re hed diplomatic circles here.
! tic.e to leave their boat before th-, AccorJlng to these accounts, in the
'Germans blew op the vessel, with a , beginning of the war Russia turned to
UP CARNIVAL CAR
Mr. . B. Milter. lle of Owner of
Mtow. Kadly Ilarne4 and !!mled
at .1 arena.
s Aurr. III.. June 1: Three men
jar - .d one o:ii j n. emplojes of carni-
t company, were injured, one prob-
c;awr iiy. in a.-.emoon in an " -
,. , plosion in a box car on the Chicago A
Northwestern ral.r.4 1 tracks. There
In an ex-i
t supp.ed to have been a quantity!.. .,,,.,., ,n! Klao-Chow sudden
.of 4ri.an.lf In the car
The injured: hbml the Japanese government regard-
Mrs A. II M ::-r. wife of the owner, ,.,, ,n ,.,., i,.
i of the carnival, badly burned and
lavl. S.e'.n. 4 years old. Injured in- I
trrnally and tw..llT- burned, will die.
Grant Allen. 10 years old. badly I
).ad and face badly
Th, (r,e of the explosion Mew all I
0j ,.j1,.injti jnrjmj.fj hi hr.j
frula fci, biy
DANIELS AT WORK ON
ESTIMATES FOR NAVY
Washlr-gton. D. C. June II. Secre
tary Ianles and his al ls already are
at work oa the estimates for the naval
program to be submitted to congress
next Pecemher. They are seeking to
apply the Ieons of the European war
to the needs of the Ameertt an navy.
xna ot the neei unier consideration
are the number and type of raet cruls
iers. Improve-l err.elenry of submarines
and mean, by which drcadnaught may
Naval ortruls have observed with
satlsfacttoo the growth of the naval
reserve under the law enacted at the
ts.t ssiea of congress. Secretary
IateU today satd there had been an
taerswM la reenl Is intents due to in
creased par and standing a reentisted
man baa la the reserve.
Iacsw41ary rire Brttlsk kty.
fhltadetbhta. Fa. Jone 13 tt waa
!.. .4.. th.i t.o Oeea vester.
dar in on of the holds of the Rrliuh allies are reported on the Russian and
etew&er Pent. lcded here wtts oatataliaa fronta and on Galllpoll penln
r -. .e. tt.o..ht to have been! aula. Over the Franco-Belgian line
Incendiary A small quantity or oata
waa bnroed. bat the ah.'p waa not dam-
Bar Talla ta Battle.
Berlin, I via London I. Jane 12 Bar -oa
Frast eoa Kaalfeld. 19 yeara old.
aoa of pTtnce Crest of Paxe-Meinicgen.
baa fallen la battle. Ilia nam ta la
of the casaa Mr lists.
le-rr aa4 Swift I"ra I'p.
Metapbia. Teoa. Joo 11 Harry O.
Lege. Minneapolis, and A Id en IL fwlft.
Si. Joeph. Mo. were aoare at tbe
ee4 of the moraine round, ta today's
teal natch for tbe championship of
the TraaaavUslseippt Golf association.
Kaak Reserves, (.rww.
New York. Jan 11 The atatemeat
of the actual condition of clearing
bose backs and trust com panies for
the week shows that they bold
IUJH reserve la excess of legal re
qatretceata. This la aa Increase of
H.tl7.2J- over last week.
roaataatlao Mill ftalala.
Waahtagtoa. D. C Jane IX Tbe
condition of KUg Coaataatlae of
Greece la Improvieg. according ta dla
jatc&ca lo the Icgauoa lodajr,
Cancels Ammunition Con
tract on Account of
Crisis With China.
HAD BEEN PUT IN CARS
When Break Threatened
War Materials Were Or
dered Kept at Home.
Washington. D. C. June 1 2. The
sud-len collapse of tbe apparently over-
wbelmlcgly victorious westward
' . .. r.
uj.i i 14 VI I l .9lsmM m lilt' . IU . 1 u -
' sla and acmm the C'arpathlana into
"uDgary and the severe reverses
biih they suflcrrd since the turn of
" at I'rtemysl were directly at-
tr.butable to the recent crisis la the
Japan for a supply of war materials.
Japan was In a position to sell any
I quantity of ammunition and small
cessful siege of Klao-Chow. when
there waa no longer need for maintain
ing the large army mobilized for that
purpose. So all the Japanese reserve
ammunition which could safely be
spared waa loaded onto freight and
express cara and even passenger
coaches on the Siberian railroad and
dispatched overland to Russia. In ad
dition, the Japanese arms factories
and mental works received and began
to execute rapidly great contracts for
the supply of all sorts of military
equipment, to. Russia, varying from
fltM - gttBg to vnlforms anl saddle.
... ,h nROtlaUoni betwe
mjjr, Ja rerdIn? Manchui
lit- saaumed a critlral nhase It Is aald
these military supplies as a precau
tionary measure In case the Chinese
should actually go to war and also
because of the possibility that some of
k.. n... r f 1 1 1 r. . 1 1 r.r. m V I i-Vi ptinrsn-
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teed Chlneee Integrity, even Russia be-
llng kepi In mind, might endeavor to
Had I ibausted Keerve Slock.
The effect of the conservation of
Japanese resources waa almost in
stantly manifested at the far distant
Russian front, for It developed that
the Russians had exhausted all their
on reserve stock of ammunition and
with their limited manufacturing fa
cilities, were dependent on Japan for
the greater part of the powder, shot
and shell needed by the army. In that
emergency appeals were made to
Japan to loosen the embargo and pres
sure was brought to bear on that
country through her allies, so that It
Is understood that now the current of
supply has again been established.
Japan having become satisfied that
there was no longer imminent dan
ger of trouble with Chtna.
THE WAR TODAY
ine omc,. ...,emeni iron.
' " T ." . ... I'l
have been repulsed and that the Ana-,
tro-German forces have recaptured
ironia OI r-umpe successes
tceesea lor me
no movements of more than passing
importance are under way and neither
aide ran claim conspicuous advan
tages. Recent Russian clattaa that the tide
of battle haa turned la Gallda are
accentuated by aa oSclal statement
from petrograd today. It ta said the
Austro-German force south of Lam
bert have sustained severe defeata.
Capture of several villages la an
nounced, and tt la said many prison
ers and much war material were
Tbe Italian advance across the Is
oeo fiver baa not been checked. Tbe
occupation of tbe town of Gradlaca.
all miles southwest of Gorlxla. la re
ported by tba Italian military author
It lea. Tbe poaeeaeloa of this town
and of Monfalcoae. near the Gulf of
Trlest. would appear to give the Ital
ians a Arm bold oa the lower I son so.
Unofficial reports from Athena Indi
cate that the alllee have made create'
advances tbaa baa been claimed In
the official statementa from Parts and
London, which give few details. It la
aid the alllea are bow close to the
town of Galllpoll. which la near the
neck of the peninsula, oa the etralta
at tba entrance to the Sea of Mar
mora. The aJIlea axa reported ao
KILLED AT HOME
Assassination Believed Se
quel to Murder of Man in
Chicago. 111.. June 12. Two Italians
this afternoon shot and killed Mrs.
AnRelo Locasico in front of hrr home.
Her assassination Is believed by the
police to be a sequel to the murder yes-
Uerday of Peter Catalanetto in the same
Mrs. Locaslro's son-in-law. Joseph
Ingo. was the victim of a similar trag
edy a year ago. A few weeks ago the
home of his widow Mrs. Angelo Ingo,
was wrecked by a bomb.
DERNBURG IS OFF
ON NORWAY LINER
Former t.erman Colonial Secretary
( rohslnc Sea t'nder Assurances
of Safe CouducL
New York. June 12. Dr. Bernhard
Dernburg. the former German colonial
secretary, who has been In this coun
try for several months during which
time he has delivered ceveral speeches
Refining tbe German point of view in
the war. bade farewell to friends here
today In preparation for sailing this
afternoon for Bergen. Norway, on
board the Norwegian-American line
Dr. Dernburg will cross the ocean
under an assurance of safe conduct
given to the state department at Wash
ington by the British. French and Rus
For America and his treatment here.
Dr. Dernburg expressed kindly senti
ments. "I have been treated with indis
criminate nicety, except on one occa
alon which I do not care to discuss."
said Dr. Dernburg.
"What occasion Is that?" a reporter
"The Lusltanla matter." he replied.
BENNETT CLARK WILL
WED MISSOURI GIRL
Columbia, Mo , June 12. The en
gagement of Miss Helen Morton Rob
nett of Columbia and Bennott Clark,
son of Champ Clark, speaker of the
national house of representatives, will
be announced at a luncheon at the
home of the bride-elect today. The
wedding date has not been selected.
Young Clark is a clerk in the house of
representatives. He is 25 years old
and his bride-to-be is two years his
REWARD FOR PIGEON
NEST CALLED A MYTH
Washington. D. C. June 12. The de
partment of agriculture wants it un
derstood that It is not offering 10.000
reward to the person finding a passen
ger or wood pigeon nest containing
i eggs. The myrmcai reward z:as start
jed hundreds of persons scouring the
woods of the country on a hunt for the
eggs and as many more to writing let
ters to the department for informa
tion. The bird has been extinct for
several years, according to the best
Information obtainable, the department
s,ek to Avert Blir Strike.
l Chicago. 111.. June 12. Conferences
Thompson and W. n.
' Association of Street and F.lectric
uUroa(1 E , wUh other union
I , . .,
officials attending, were begun here to
day In an effort to avert a strike of
14.500 street car men.
Street car officials told the mavor
they were willing to arbitrate. The
mayor then arranged for a second con
ference with the men.
Visa BJurMedt w Tennis Champ.
Philadelphia. Pa.. June 12. Miss
Molla BJnrstedt. the young Norwegian
star, today won the lawn tennis sin
gles championship of the United States
by defeating Mrs. George Wightman of
Boston. 4.6. 6-2, 6-0.
Forecast Till ? P. 31. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Molina
Showers and thunder storms this
afternoon and tonight, cooler tonight;
Sunday partly cloudy and cooler;
strong ablftlng winds.
Temperature at 7 a m. 66. Highest
yesterday 77. Lowest last night 63.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 9 miles
Precipitation np to 7 a. m. none.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 57. at
7 a. m. 73. at 1 p. m. today 77.
Stage of water 7. a fall of .4 in last
24 hours. i
J M SHFTttFR T rvral rnr-cf er I
VILLA SUBIVIITS TO WILSON
PROPOSAL FOR A UNION OF
MEXICANS TO BRING PEACE
Toronto. Ont., June 12.
Louisa Madksfelt, 19, who has
been under arrest here since
May 26, has admitted to the
police that she is a German spy.
She refused, however, to give
the names of her confederates.
She has been remanded to jail
for a week, when it is expected
application will be made for her
The girl, who claims ac
quaintance with five or six
European lanjruases, says she
was born in Alsace, came to the
United Etates two years ago and
when the war began was living
In Buffalo. She went to Niagara
Falls. Ont., and made that place
her headquarters in assisting
German reservists to cross to
BOARD MAY STOP
SALE OF LIQUORS
Wide rower Is GiTen to Commission
to Be amed by England .Minis
ter of Munitions.
London. June 12. The Gazette has
issued the text of the order in council
creating and defining the powers of
the "central control of liquor traffic
board," to consist of a chairman and
such other persons as the minister of
munitions may appoint to control the
sale and supply of intoxicating liquors
within prescribed areas.
The board is given wide powers to
regulate the hours of sale and even to
prohibit entirely the sale of liquor and
otherwise to accomplish its end.
The same issue of the Gazette con
tains an order modifying the factory
workshop act. This exempts any work
shop or factory from restrictions if it
is necessary to secure the carrying on
of work required in the public inter
est. The liquor board also is empowered
to prevent the practice of treating
where it sees fit. Persons guilty of
violating order to this effect may be
prosecuted under the defense of the
realm act and will be liable to impris
onment for six months or a fine of
SCHOOLS OF NATION
IN CHICAGO EVENTS
Chicago, 111.. June 12. Athletic
stars representing high schools
throughout the nation competed for
honors here today in the 14th annual
interscholastic track and field meet of
the University of Chicago.
The meet was the largest of its kind
ever held, attracting 533 athletes from j
132 schools in IS states. Several;
schools from the Atlantic coast were i
represented, and the pick of the ath- j
letes fiom the Pacific coast and middle i
west were among the starters. f
Solomon Butler, a negro of the Rock j
Island, 111., high school, was the favor-j
ite to win the individual honors.
FORT POZZACHIOS IS
BLOWN BY AUSTRIANS
Milan. June 11 (via Paris, June 12.)
The Austrians have evacuated and
blown up Fort Pozzaehio. on the Fu
gazzl plateau near Rovereto. accord
ing to a Secolo dispatch. The fortress
Is a mile from Valiarsa. which has
been occupied hy the Italians, and j
was one of the most formidable Aus-j
trian defenses in that section of the!
Tyrol. It was built four years ago at
a large expense.
Men and Women In Four Coaches on
Southern I'arilic Compelled to
Give I'p Valuables.
Los Angeles. Cal., June 12. Two
masked robbers, with revolvers drawn,
boarded a Southern Pacific train, en
route from San Francisco to Los An
geles, at Chatsworth at midnight last,
robbed passengers of $565 and escaped.
Men and women in the last four
coaches of the 'train were compelled to
give up their money and Jewelry. Aft
er collecting their booty the robbers
pulled the signal, stopping the train
at Hewitt, and fled. Officials said to
day they believed an accomplice was
waiting near the station with an auto
mobile to aid the men in escaping.
Several shots were fired at the men
at they swung from the train and they
returned the fire but no one was hit.
Officers throughout this section began
fcearcU for the men at daybreak.
Would Join Other Cfceifs for
Triumph of Revolution
HELP FOR POOR PEOPLE
Agrarian Problem Held Most
Serious More About
Battle of Leon.
El Paso, Texas, June 12. General
Villa, in a note to President Wilson,
expresses willingness "to Invite a new
union of all Mexicans, to work to
gether to Insure the triumph of the
revolutionary principles, especially the
agrarian problem and the extension of
instruction among the poorer classes."
The note is a reply to the recent
communication sent to General Villa
and other leaders in Mexico.
The Villa reply to President Wil
son's note is friendly In Its terms. It
explains that General Villa makes the
statement in his own name, believing
he can affirm it "in the name of all
factions whose political tendencies are
represented by the conventionalist
government and supported by the arm
ies," under his commander.
General Villa declared he is Im
pelled to reply to President Wilson's
declaration of policy regarding Mex
ico because of Mr. Wilson's high spirit
of justice and "the consideration and
respect in which he is held both inside
and outside his own country, especially
by the middle class and poor people
of Mexico, a consideration and respect
which I also hold for him."
Villa then reviews th assassination -of
President Madero and Vice Presi
dent Suarez and the efforts of the
constitutionalists to overthrow the re
gime of Huerta. He refers to the
"moral aid given by the people of the
United States' in these circumstances,
for which he expresses the gratitude
of the Mexican people.
"I am pleased to know," says the
Villa note further, "that President
Wilson recognizes that the American
people and the American government
have no right to take any part in the
settlement of our Internal affairs. "
Villa characterizes as "disgraceful"
the division among constitutionalist
leaders after the triumph against
Huerta, which he attributes in part
to "personal ambitions of some per
sons," but declares that certain prin
ciples were involved. for which "we
are still fighting."
Washington, L. C. June 12. First
official news from American sources of
the battle at Leon, in which both Villa
and Carranza forces alternately have
claimed victory, received here today,
refute Carranza reports of Villa's rout,
and say his army Is at Libera, with
large quantities of captured supplies,
and that Carranza forces are too weak
The dispatch confirms Villa's claim
of victory at Silao and adds that In the
later battle at Leon he retained all the
supplies he had taken In the former
fight. He retired from Leon to Li
bera, the dispatch says, because a
flank movement of Carranza troops
made Leon untenable for occupation.
Previous reports have described the
furious fighting there. In which Gen
eral Obregon. the Carranza command
er, lost an arm, and probably 10,000
men were lost on both sides.
Today's dispatches Indicate that both
armies are gathering strength for an
Carranza Bids for RecosmiUon.
June 12. General Carranza has is
sued a proclamation at Vera Cruz,
making a bid for recognition by the
United States. American Consul Sllli
man telegraphed its text to the state
What effect, if any, it will have on
President Wilson's Mexican policy can
only be conjectured. A statement by
General Villa, already received in
Washington, is expected to be laid
before the president Monday.
Carranza's proclamation calls on
the other factions to affiliate with his
government and claims that he now
controls nine-tenths of the population
and seven-eighths of the territory In
"One of the greatest difficulties in
the matter of foreign policy," Car
ranza says, "has been lack of under
standing of other governments, par
ticularly the United States."
In his proclamation Carranza lays
down the following principles, ob
viously to learn how the Washington
government regards them:
Guaranty of foreigners of the rights
to which they are entitled under the
laws of Mexico, as to life, liberty and
Indemnity for property damaged
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