Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on October 12, 1915 · 1
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This Paper Consists of Two Sections SECTION ONE. CULATION .ver 500,000 Sunday. Over 300,000 Daily. .sect tr u . S THE WORLD'S M AS Mr HEWSPAPER Z5 VOLUME LXXIV. NO. 244. C FINAL EDITION JCqjPTRTOHT? 1018: .TUESDAY. OCTOBER 12, 1915. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. PRICE ONE CENT ZE&iS&s. f2SS5? 50 CENTS $1 BEST MUNDAY I Di!( WILL PAY Receiver, Baring; Juggling alTrial, Gives Creditors : Only Half Cheer. NOTES OF NO VALUE. (By StaB Correspondent.) Morris. I1L. Oct 11. Special. 1-Op-jKwed at every turn by objection from Charles B. Munday's lawyer. Assisted State's Attorney Edwin C. Raberof Cook county today succeeded in getting from William C. Niblack an interrupted story of the financial operations of the la Salle Stret Trust and- Savings bank. Mr. Niblack, the first witness to take the stand for the prosecution of Munday on tharges of conspiracy, as receiver for the La Salle Street bank. Out of the mass of Mr. Niblack's revelations one statement stood out above all the rest. That Is that the creditor of the tank will never receive more than 50 cents a the dollar. From the time Mr. Niblack took the tund at the opening of court until adjournment this evening he had to answer "every question over the objections of JIundajTs attorney. The Munday lawyer? Ilrst objected to his being placed on tie stand before ' evidence 1 support of the alleged conspiracy Is tntrocVucedv" ., Oppose Use of Bank Records. Then they objected to hU giving testimony based on the books he had taken over after the collapse of the bank. They added to this an attempt to have excluded alt the books and documents taken from the bank after the crash. What these bocks contained, they contended, could to mere be used as evidence against Munday than he could be compelled to testify against himself. Overruled In all the motions by Judge Samuel C. Stough. the attorneys for the defense devoted themselves to objecting to every Question asked Mr. Niblack by assistant State- Attorney Raber. Haw note after note given by Lorimer, Munday, and Huttig enterprises was renewed by the La Salle bank right up t ts time the bank failed, June 12. 1914 as brought out by original documents. With but two r three exceptions, every Bote Introduced by the prosecution bore a date less than six mcr.ths prior to tne failure of the bank. Some notes were for new loans, but most of them were renewals. Standing at Time of Crash. Here is a summary of Mr. Niblack's testimony regarding amounts owed the nk by Lorimer, Munday, and Huttig nterprlses at the time of the receiver-hlp and the amounts paid to date: OWED COXXEC- STILL BANK. TIONS. DUE. ..$1,433,000 923,100 11,407.900 .. 833,000 .. 118,000 Xaaday lorimer attig . 44,000 4,900 889,000 113,100 Totals .$8,484,000 $74,000 $8,410,000 Mr. Niblack testified that when he took over the bank he found on hand in cash .008. He said there were 11,200 per-M having deposits totaling J3,950,00O. Alon g this number were about 0,000 with "lags accounts totaling $316,000. Since the beginning of the receivership, Mr. Xiblack 'testified, he had collected frort th Lorimer. Munday, and Huttig interests about $10,000 In cash and a total. Including setoffs against the accounts of the various enterprises, of about $74,000. The grand total of collections from all THE BUCKET BRIGADE. (Coatlnae.t on paare 8, eolsna 1.) THE WEATHER. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 2. 1813. TRIBUNE BAROMETER. For Chicago and vicinity Unsettled and cooler Tuesday, possibly skewers. Wednesday partly cloudy; moderate shifting- winds, becoming northerly. For Illinois Unsettled weather Tuesday and Wednesday, probably with showers; cooler north and west por tions Tuesdax. Surrise, 5:39; sunset, 8:14. Moonset, T:S3 p. in. The planet Jupiter visible all night In the heavens. TEMPERATURE IH CHICAGO. (Last 24 hours.l Maxinam, 2 p. an.,.,. TO Minimum, 5 su m......5t 3a.m... 4 a. ra... 6 a. ra. .. 6 a. m... T a. ra... 8 a. m. . 9 a. m.. . 10 a. m. . .R4lt1 a. m 63 I 7 cm.... ..65 , .M Noon 6B 8 p. m 64 ..60 1 p. m 69 8 p. m 62 ,.53 J p. m 70 10 p. m 60 ,.3J 8 P. m B 11 p. m SO ..55 4 p. m 69 Midnight ...58 ..58 5 p. m SS 1 a. m 59 1 a n m 68 1 2 a. m 5H l at. in. . - -1 - Mean temperature, 61 : normal for the day. M. Excess since Jan. x. Precipitation for 24 hours to T p. m.. 0. Excess since Jan. 1, 2.54 Inches. Wind. S. ; maximum velocity. 88 miles an hour at 8.54 p. m. FATHER GREETED BY "BURIED" SON Hence Railway That Paid $1,- 500 Death Benefit Wants Its Money Back. id OLD MAN LOST IN THE LOOP. Dr. a. J. Park Pound on Downtown Streets Had Tor got Oak Park Home Address. Dr. Arthur J. Tark. 87 years old. who told the police that he lives with a family of the name of Powell. In Oak Park, was found wandering about the loop last night by Policeman Patrick Lally of the Central station. Dr. Park told the policeman he had become lost and oould not remember his street address or the name of his friends In Oak Park. The Oak Park police were notified and today they will try to find the Powell family and notify them of the whereabouts of the lost man. who Is evidently a man of culture and w ho says he belonged to a prominent eastern family. He was well dressed. DAILY AND SUNDAY MORE THAN THE OTHERS COMBINED Advertising Printed by Chicago Morning Papers Sunday, October 10th. The Tribune 286.72 columns The other morning papers combined . 384.96 columns Tribune's excess... 1.76 columns Monday, October 11th. The Tribune 87.44 columns The other morfiing papers combined. 82.63 columns Tribune's excess... 4.81 columns Th.. Tv;t. TriKnne ha more paid circulation than the other Chicago morning papers combined. The Sunday Tribune has more paid circulation than any other newspaper west of New York City. The Tribune is bought solely to read. It has no coupon or premium circulation. The World' Greatest Newspaper (Trade Mark Registered) Member Audit Bureau of Circulations It la hard to bury a son, but then It had been a great funeral. It had been a bleak day that Christmas of 1913 but there had been music, flowers, closed carriages, and many mourners. " Tom " Bilek had been a good boy. And now, just as he became of age, he was gone. His father, home from the funeral, sat before the fireplace. He buried his face in his hands all knotted with toil and his shoulders heaved with th emotion of a father w hose son might have been president. Life is a funny old mess. The thoughts' of the father, as he sat there after the funeral, reached far out over the South Dakota wastes and saw there a railway construction crew and " Tom." He saw " Tom " slip, fall, and plunge into a turbid stream. He saw the men take out the body limp and dripping. Balm in Hallway's $1,500. The railway company had been - generous. It gave the father S1,5(XK Well, even death has Its little recompenses. And then the funeral had been one of true tribute to the dead. The flowers had drooped in sorrow and the mourners had been profuse In numbers and in wails f grief. And there was the $1,300. -Well, that would come in handy. It would buy a lot of things. Yes, $l,ai Is a fine thing. And Then Tom Appears. The door burst open and with the swirl of arctic blast and flying flakes came a stalwart figure. " Hello, dad." and a strong pair of arms were held out to the drooping figure at the fire. " Don't you know me I'm Tom," and the strong arms still stretched forth, " No." denied the voice of the sad father." " you're not Tom. I've Just burled him." And he groaned anew. Could It be some one had tried to mock this old ather in his hour of grief T Ah. bollowest of mockeries. Bilek sent the lmposter forth Into the snow. And so," said Harry G. Keats, assistant to Judge Horner In the Probate court yesterday, " It waa no ghost of ' Tom ' that breesed In on his father that bleak Christmas eve. It was Tom In the flesh. " "And that Is why the Chicago and Northwestern railway is suing Frank Bilek for $1,500." It appeared that ll of " Tom's ' friends, except his father, had recognized the one who had returnd as If from the grave. Some stranger's body had been brought back to Chicago and buried. JOHN BULL RESIGNED WHEN NEW LAW CUTS TIPPLING. Accepts Edict Against Treating in Same Philosophical Spirit He Does Visit of Zeppelin. (By Cable to The Chicago Trlbnne.) LONDON, Oct. 1L London felt the rigors of the no treating edict today for the first time, and there was a marked de-rease everywhere in the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Protesting would be of little use, so there was acceptance with good grace of this new order curtailing John Bull's desire for liquids. He has become philosophical, anyway, here in London, and Is early to bed and early to rise, and! even takes it as a matter of course to have a bucket of sand at the foot of the bed to quench any fires from Zeppelin bombs. Inquiry at one popular bar run on American lines elicited the Information from an attendant today that the consumption of liquor had decreased more than half as a result of the new order. At some well known clubs there was a big decrease recorded. s ; REPORTER STUDIES LAW WHILE COVERING STORIES. T7mBt Stniit. After "Pivtk Var Work, Passes State Bar Examination. Taking up the study of law at the age of 45 years. Ernest Stout, a Chicago news' paper man, has passed the state bar ex aipination. Moet of his studying was done on 'street cars. Five years were spent In preparation for the test. In addition to his knowledge of law sixteen credits were required, for studies, including history, mathematics, and the sciences. One of the questions asked of him by the examining board was: "Did you ever read 'Coke on Littleton'?" " No," replied the candidate. " but I have read Blackstone on a street car." Stout Is a reporter on an evening news paper. HENRI FAB RE PASSES AWAY. Noted French Entomolotrist, Who Devoted Life to Studying- Insect Life, Dies' in Prance. ORANGE, France, Oct. 11, 11:20 p. m. Henri Fabre, the entomologist, is dead. He remained almost unknown to the world until he was over 80 years old, when suddenly he became recognised as one of the greatest scientists of the times. He spent hla long life exploring the insect world. Directing his attention to insects, and after years of study, he wrote the " Life of the Spider " and other books on insects, some in as entrancing a vein as a novel. Derwin, Mistral. Maeterlinck, all masters in their sciences, were his friends. Maeterlinck. In speaking of Fabre declares him to be " one of the moat profound scholars, the purest writer, and one of the finest poets of the century just past." rvi UV7L Colorado Mines Rockefeller Gift to John D. Jr. Property Worth Millions Father's Reward for Making Good.' MATCHED WALSH WITS One reason why John D. Rockefeller Jr. has taken such an interest in the Colorado mine field situation was disclosed yester day during his stopover in Chicago en route back to New York. It is that the younger Rockefeller per sonally owns a controlling interest in the big company. It was given to him outright by his father. How the elder Rockefeller presented his one and only son with several million dol lars of stock is an aftermath of the federal industrial commission's hearings in New Tork. , . It is also a bit of sentiment, of fatherly admiration for the boy, that had not been associated with John D. Sr. in the public mind In or out of Wall street. Up Bobs Walsh Commission. It was when he was quizzed in New Tork by the federal commission on In dustrial relations with Frank P. Walsh in the inquisitor's chair that John D. Jr. made a great hit with John D. Sr. Captains of Industry were quailing before the leonine chairman of the commis sion. Then came John D. Jr.. and for three days he withstood the examination. Just what it was he said or did that got to the cockles of the father's heart was net disclosed, but at the conclusion of the ordeal John D. Sr. evinced great admira tion for his only son. He spoke of it to hla acquaintances.'' ' " paiwiMi . Senior Calls on Junior. His admiration, meantime, took a more substantial turn than merely complimentary sentences. A few days after the examination John D. Sr. called on John D. Jr. and placed in the son's hand the outright ownership of a sufficient block of the $M4,COG,000 common stock of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company to give him personal controL . And from that day on the younger Rock efeller has been lying awake nights trying to figure out a scheme for industrial peace In his gift properties in the mountains of Colorado, ever mindful, how ever, It la Known, or nis xatner s eleventh commandment: " Millions for defense, but not a cent for tribute." . The newspaper men who were with the younger Rockefeller on his Colorado trip were tola that John D. Jr. intended to moke the Colorado Fuel and Iron plant his " baby " and to try to make it the ideal industrial plant of the country, from the Rockefeller viewpoint. That was why the young man 'was so positive in his denial of the report that the Du Pont powder interests were after the property to turn it into an ammunition factory. Incidentally it was ascertained that the only chance of converting the Colorado Fuel and Iron plant Into an am- rrrjnlttcn factory would Te for the use of the United States In the event of war with Mexico. Meets President Judson. The new owner of the big properties arrived in Chicago at 8 o'clock yesterday morning for a four hour visit, after three weeks In the mine camps. He visited Chicago university with Pres ident Judson, talking over the educational outlook and! Inspecting the main buildings In the quadrangle. It is the first time young Rockefeller has been through the buildings since 1901. ' : The report that the Rockefellers might slice off another Christmas gift for the big school was denied by John D. " No, we will make no further gifts to the university." he said. " When father made his last gift he announced at that time that It would be the last " IRISH CALLS DR. ANNA SHAW "LIAR AND TRADUCER." Calif ornian Makes Virulent Attack on Woman Suffrage Leader in Public Address at Albany, N. T. alhanv. N. Y., Oct". 11. Special-1 Col. Jnhn P. Irish of Oakland, Cal., principal speaker at a big anti-suffrage meeting here tonight, made a bitter attack on Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, head of the Na-iinn.1 Suffrafre association. Col. Irish minced not a word and apparently hesi-tto t nothing In denouncing Dr. Shaw as a " liar and traducer " and the type nornn no citizen wants In politics. " Col. Irish said he is merely defending hi family in denouncing Dr. Shaw. He ..ia his daughter had been indirectly at tacked by the suffrage leader in a speech at Waltham, Mass. " Go hide yourself, you disgraced and ded minister of the gospel. Stand up in the atocks so that your black soul may be seen by all men. I am domgwnat every husband and father would do when a member of his family is attacked. I am calling attention to the absolute unreliability of the woman at the head of the suffrage movement in the United States." STIFF DEFENSE BY SERBS FAILS TO STOP ENEMY Austro - Germans Pound Ahead in 2 Directions; Losses Enormous. NO BULGARIAN ACTION. LONDON, Oct. 11. Tha battle is In full swing along the northern frontier of Serbia, where the Austro-Oermans are pounding at the Serbian positions to an endeavor to cut their way through the little kingdom with the object of reliev ing their Turkish ally- Although the main Serbian forces are declared to be waiting farther south for the crucial test, the Teutons are not gain ing ground unopposed In the north. The war. office at Nlah saye that the losses on both sides are enormous, particularly in officers, and that the Serbs are valiantly resisting the incursions of tho invaders, and at numerous points have been victorious over them. - . Serbs Bosh Troops Xorth. Coming to the aid of their compatriots are tho Serb troops from Albania, and seven divisions which have been on duty along the Bulgarian front, while unofficial advices are to the effect that thousands of untrained men and many women In the Serbian kingdom are preparing to contest the march of the AUstro-Oerman across their territory. In addition to the capture of the old capital of Belgrade, the heights to the south of the city have been taken: tha German army has completed its task of crossing the Danube, and battles have developed to the west along the front of the River Save. t Bulgaria Still Inactive. While the armies of the central empires continue to advance into Serbia nothing has yet been made public to indicate anything In the nature of an actual military move by Bulgaria against Serbia, except a report that an assault Is momentarily expected on the railroad connecting Nlsh and Salonikl. Roumania is showing Increasing alarm on account of tha threatened military movement by Bulgaria and the central powers in proximity to its frontiers, but neither Athens nor Bucharest is exhibiting any readiness to depart from a policy of benevolent neutrality toward the triple entenie powers. Serbian War Report. NISH, Oct. 11. An official statement Issued tonight on the progress of the Aus-tro-German campaign against Serbia reads: On the Danube front, Which stretches from Semendria to Gnadlste, tha enemy has crossed the river near the vil-. lage of Goritaa and the small fortress of Koetolatz, where he maintains himself . An attack on the island of Kis-ailjevo ha been repulsed. In the direction of Belgrade the enemy opened a violent fire on the entire front, under cover of which he got sus far as the railway to the Danube quay. Our troops on Gipy Island withdrew. "Fighting continues on the Save. Between Oforenovaits and the village of Kratinska the enemy's advance was stopped. Attacks on Zabresls and the village of Drenovats were repulsed with great losses to the enemy. On the Drina attempts to force a, passage was repulsed. During the fighting at Belgrade on Oct. 8 our artillery sank an enemy gunboat. Another, badly damaged, ran ashore near Semlin. Our troops abandoned the defense of the city of Belgrade and fell back to secured positions in order to spare the city a continuance of the bombardment, by heavy guns. Beat Back Serb Forces. VIENNA, Oct 11, via London. A uetro-German troops advancing from Belgrade have beaten back the Serbians both southeast and southwest of thatclty. This was anounced today by the Austrian war office. - In recording the operations of the Teutonic armies in the Balkan invasion, the Austrian official statement aays: In the Macva region and near Ob-renovac there have been no important events. Auetro - Hungarian and German forces advancing beyond Belgrade dislodged the Serbians from their entanglements southeast and southwest of the capital. Our troops stormed Gruenberg and Velky Vracar. In the region of Semendria and Po-zarevae the Teutonic allies again gained considerable ground. In the occupation of Belgrade nine 15 LATEST IE17S OF EUROPEAN iVAR PARIS, Oct 12, 5 a. m. It is reported here, but not confirmed, that Italy has decided not to participate in the Balkan campaign. AMSTERDAM, via London, Oct 12, 4 a. m.- Admission that German losses have been very-heavy in the last few days on the western front is made by the correspondent of the Berlin Tage-blatt, who declares that within a brief period the French have fired more than 3,000,000 shells against the German lines. ROME, Oct 11. -Bulgarian agents have been sent to Albania to prepare a revolution financed by the Austro-Germans. PARIS, Oct. 11. There are in dications in diplomatic circles that Italy shortly will declare war on Germany. Such a step it is believed by French officials would greatly strengthen the quadruple entente's unity of purpose and would enable the Italians to proceed more energetically against the common enemy both on land and sea. Wets Renew Fight on Suffrage Ret; Women Aroused (Contlaaed ea patsre 4, cola ma 4.) ' Constitutionality of the Illinois Worn an's Suffrage act carrying along the right of the women to vote for presidential electors, national convention delegate!? Id the downstate wet and dry electlona and In the 1916 " Chicago dry " election once more is put up to the Illinois Su pre me court by the wets. This morning a motion will be filed at Springfield In the Supreme court, plead ing that the constitutionality of the 1013 statute be tested. . Women Beady for Attack. : Organized women, who were responsible for the winning suffrage fight in the 1813 legislature, were taken absolutely by surprise. They shot attorneys on the midnight trains into Springfield to withstand the latest attack upon the act. . While attorneys for the women will contend that the constitutionality of the 1913 law was upheld once by the Supreme court, they will be prepared to reply to the fresh assaults of the wet forces, which will be represented by Levy Mayer, Alfred S. Austrian, and B. P. Alschuler. How the Question Stands. The Supreme court decision in the Scown vs. Csarnecki case permitted wom en to vote by a vote of 4 to 3 of the high oourt Four justices. Carter, Cartwright, Dunn, and Vlckers, agreed to the governing opinion, which held that the court should follow the doctrine of stare decisis, meaning that a prior court had held that women had the constitutional right to vote for school directors, and that ' the question of the power of the legislature to extend the right of suffrage to women for all offices created by it is not now an open one in this state." Three separate dissenting opinions were filed, by Justices Cooke, Craig, and Farmer. Each held in terms that the suffrage act of 1913 was unconstitutional. Since that time there has been an election for five Supreme court Judges for the full term of nine years. Four old judges were returned and one new mem ber, W. W. Duncan of Marion, was elected. Point to Be Raised. The point to be raised by Mayer. Austrian, and Alschuler is that the constitutionality of the suffrage act should be tested by the Supreme court in the " Macomb case," already argued and now on the court's advisement docket. They make the contention in behalf of four plaintiffs In cases from Kane county, now I-endlng In the Supreme court, as to the validity of local option elections In which women voted townships dry. In the " Macomb case " Dean Franklin was a candidate for city judge of Macomb cn the Progressive ticket Women wti i allowed to vote. On appeal to the Supreme court the constitutionality of the suffrage act waa not challenged by Franklin's lawyers, on the assumption apparently that the Scown vs. Czarneckl decision bound the court. CRY FOR 1916 is nra BY PRESIDENT D. A. R. Members Told That Hyphens Hold Peril to Country. WARNS OF TRAITORS. MAJ. GEN. BELL TO CHICAGO. Commander of Southern Department Assigned Here After Orders to Split Border Forces. ' San Antonio, Tex.. Oct. 11. Oct. 16 was set as the date of the formal dissolution of the second division, United States army. In orders received today from Washington at headquarter of the Southern deaprtment here. Maj. Gen. J. Franklin Bell, commanding, will be assigned to the command of the central department, with headquarters In Chicago, It Is under-stoo V BY ARTHUR SEARS HENNINGL Washington, D. C, Oct 11. (.Spe cial. President Wilson today sounded the keynote of his campaign for reelection on a platform of " America First" He shouted defiance of a certain ele ment of hyphenated Americans who threaten to swing the " foreign vote " of the country against Mr. Wilson next year because of his attitude toward the Eu ropean belligerents. CHALLENGE TO HYPHENATED. The president uttered his contempt of such tactics with fire and vehemence during his speech at the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Memorial Continental hall. I am not deceived as to tho balance of opinion among the foreign horn citizens of the United " feHaUeV f said the president in ; stern and icy accents us he looked cut over the hall crowded with women, " but I am in a hurry to have an opportunity to have a lineup and let the men who are thinking first of other countries Ftand on one sides biblically it should be the left and all those that are for America first, last, and all the time on the other side." GIVES EVIDENCE OF WRATH. The president had begun his address in his customary restrained manner, but as be concluded this paragraph his eyes biased forth his wrath and his right arm lunged forth in a terrific body blow at an imaginary hyphenated American. The women were carried away with patriotic enthusiasm, stirred by the president's utterance, and it was several minutes before he was able to resume. CATJSE OF POLITICAL TALK. Washington soon was buzzing with discussion of the political significance of the president's speech. The word went round that Mr. Wilson had chosen this patriotic celebration to announce in eff t his candidacy for reelection on a platform of " America First" His personal friends and polkical advisers admitted with becoming modperty that they believed the president might have had some such thought in mind. The president's ewgerness for a lineup" of Americans and anti-Americans was accepted by the politicians as a typical Wilsonian allusion to the presidential campaign of next year, for the present's fondness of likening politics to football is well known. CALLS FOR DEFINITE STAND. In leading up to his challenge to tbe hyphenated Americans tbe president said: I look forward to the necessity in every politienl agitation hi tbe years which are immediately at hand of calling upon every man to declare himself, where he stands. Is it America first, or is it not? We ought to be very careful about some of the impressions that wear forming just now. There is too gen-eral an impression, "I fear, that large numbers of our fellow ciUzeng bora in other lands have not entertained with sufficient intensity and affection tbe American ideal; but their numbers are not large. Those who would seek to represent tluni are very vocal, but they are not very iu-nuential. WOULD HAVE CENSUS TAKEN. "1 would not be afraid," the president added, " upon the test of 4 America first.' to take a census of all the foreign born citizens of the United State!, for I know that the vast majority of them came Lere because they believed in America, and their belief in America Las inaile them bitter citizens tbau some people who were burn in America." The president called upon the Daughters to wither with their scorn those hyphenated Americans who think V

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