The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on July 11, 1914 · Page 1
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SPACES DATCT REVIEW TOUR tlnw U SAVED wh'len yon «nploy \ rh«-« to work f i Thirty-Sixth Year. DECATUR, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 11, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS. No. 192. Lawrence on May 29. with s. Ios« of more than 1,000 lives. The man held chiefly to blame is third officer, Alfred Tuftenes, SATURDAY IN CONGRESS Said That He Will Resign in Favor of Francisco Carbajal. ' Washington, July 11.--Information that Huerta would resign within two or three days In favor of Francisco Carbajal, newly appointed minister of foreign affairs, was received from Jlexlco City today by diplomats here. CARBAJAL GOOD MAN. The appointment of Carbajal, who took office yesterday is part of a general program by which It is hoped 'make peace with the Constitutionalist Carbajal has long been a member the supreme court of Mexico, and o May 31 last was -elected chief justic He is a member of the class whic supported Huerta, but is regarded as having liberal sympathies. He was the peace envoy whom General Porfirio Diaz sent to Juarez In 1911 and arranged with Madero for the transfer of power to the successful revolutionists. Washington, July 11.--The day In Congress: Senate--Not In session; meets Monday. House--Senate amendments to arl- atlon bill adopted. Debate on General deficiency appropriation bill. to ich Carranza Wins Point With Villa Torreon, Mex., July 11.--At the Car- ranza-Vllla conciliation conference at Torreon, an effort to prevent General "Carranza or any of the- military leaders of the revolution from becoming candidates for the presidency or vice presidency failed to .be adopted, according to a lengthy official statement Issued today. PROVIDE FOR CONVENTION. The motion waa made by the Villa delegates. A motion passed, however, demanding that the first chief, as president ad Interim, at the triumph of the revolution should call a convention composed of delegates representing the rebel army, every thousand soldiers to -be represented by one delegate selected fcy a committee of military chiefs to be approved by the g«neral of the division which would fix the date and arrange for the election. DENOUNCE CLERGY. A list of delegates was presented to Carranza to which he could select If he saw fit, a provisional cabinet or a consulting committee to act until the election of permanent officers. Resolutions also were adopted condemning what tras declared the activity of the clergy In assisting the Huerta government. This followed a fight in which the Villa delegates attempted to eliminate eny military leader, including Caranza from presidential possibilities. GUAYMAS WAS SOT EVACUATED. Saltillo. Mexico. July 1.--(via Lare- flo. Texas, July 11.--Previous reports that Guaymas had been evacuated ivere in error, according to advices today from General Alvaredo. command- Ing the Constitutionalists besieging that city. Alvaredo reported that he has moved the forces so as to surround Ouaymas completely on the landside. - Detroit, Mich., July 11.--Interest was renewed here today In the search for Eev. Louis R. Patmont, the local option campaigner, who disappeared here nearly a month ago. Chief of Detectives Palmer announced he had "a laint hope" the minister may be in Atlanta, Ga. The officer said he based his hope on reports from Atlanta telling of a "Mr. Mack" sent there from River Junction, Fla., who does not remember Ilia name and cannot tell where he came from. He was found in En open tioat near the shore at Bay Port, Fla, Captain Palmer has written the At- Janta police giving them a complete description of Patmont. Rev. Mr. Patmont attracted much attention last spring when ho disappeared from his home in Danville. 111., and ·was found in a cellar fifty-three days later. He said he had been abducted by enemies who were not in favor of his local option work. Collier Storstad and Third Officer Guilty. Quebec, July 11.--The collier Stor- Had is held to blame for the Empress ·f Ireland disaster, in the findings of .the wreck commission, handed down today. The commission holds that the dis- fcster was due to the Storstad's change of course ordered by the third of- Blcer without instructions from the iTIrst officer, who was In charge of the collier at the time. ( 1.000 LTVES LOST. 1 Th« Empress was sunk -In the St. Winner Will Be Third American Entrant. St. Louis,-Mo., July 11.--Nine balloons will sail from here late tMs afternoon in the national elimination race to determine the third American entrant for the international race that will start from Kansas City next October. The international race Is for the James Gordon Bennett cup and each competing country Is entitled to three entrants. The first two American entrants are the men who got first and second place in the last international race--R. H. Upson of Kansas City and H. E. Honeywell, of St. Louis. The third entrant will be the aeronaut who makes the longest flight In an air line In the race today. MAT BREAK RECORDS. Each balloon has a capacity of 80,000 cubic feet and the aeronauts will sail eq.uipp»J for a long flight. An effort will be made to break the world's record. Tho record for American flights was made in 1910 by Allen R. Hawley, who flew from St. Louis to Lake Tchotgama, Quebec, a distance of 1,172.9 miles. The world's . record was made by Maurice Benaims, of France, in the international race of 1912. He $ew 1,354 miles. The order In which the balloons will sail was determined by lot yesterday afternoon, the coveted last place going to the balloon "Goodyear" to be piloted by R. A. D. Preston, of Akron, O. THE ORDER. Following is the order In which the balloons will be released at Intervals of five minutes, the first one starting at 5 o'clock: 1--Hoosier, Pilot Warren Rasor, Brookville,-O.; Alfle, Herbert Rasor, son of Pilot . 2--America III, Pilot Jerome Kingsbury, New York; Aide, Clarence Wynee. Philadelphia. 3_S,in Francisco 1916, Pilot E. 8. Cole. St. Louis; Aide, R. E. Emerson, Springfield, Mo. 4--Uncle Sam, Pilot Paul J. McCuI- Unigh, St. Louis; Aide William H. Trefts, St. Louis. ;--nss Sofia, Pilot William Assman, St. Louis; no aide. --Aero Club of St. Louis, Pilot John Berry, St. Louis; Aide, Albert Von Hoffman, Jr., St. Louis. 7--Kansas City III, Pilot John Watts, Kansas City; Aide, W. F. Comstock, Kansas City. S--Pennsylvania, Pilot Arthur T. Atherholt, Philadelphia; Aide, Phillip Sharpies. Philadelphia. 3--Gooflyear, Pilot R. A. D. Preston, Akron, Ohio; Aide, M. D. Tremelin, Akron. Buenos Ayres. July 11--The German steamship Mendoza went ashore today in a fog off Megotes point on the Argentina coast. She has 257 people on board, i n c l u d i n g passengers and crew and telegraphs by wireless that her position is dangerous. ALL PASSENGERS SAVED OFF STEAMER St. Johns. N. F., July II.--All of the passengers on the coastal stnamer Iti- vermore, which struck on the rocks near Brig Harbor point and the Labrador coast last night, were landed safely today. Messages received here from the scene of the wreck said that the steamer filled rapidly after striking 1 and was today -resting on the rocks with only her top deck above ater. The Invermore struck while trying: *o avoid the heavy ice north of the Strait of Belle Isle. She left here July 4 to go as far north as the ice v ould permit. She carried a heavy freight and many passengers, most of them Labrador fishermen and planters who wore bound north for the summer. 7,000 AT I. W. W. DEMONSTRATION New York, July 11--Seven thousand persons, some professed anarchists, some members of the Industrial Workers of the World, the Free Speech league and kintired organizations gathered In Union Square this afternoon for a demonstration In memory of three men killed In the bomb explosion of July 4. The ashes of the victims were not exhibited In urns, the mayor having forbidden it. Seven hundred police surrounded the square before the services began. There waa no immediate disorder. Secretary of State's Office Scene of Turmoil Over Candidates. Springfield, July 11--Clerks In the offict of the secretary of state were swamped today by the many nominating petitions filed by candidates for Illinois state, congressional and legislative offices. The petitions which were received In loads by mall and which were handed In by armfule over the counter were piled high on the receiving clerk's desk and it was announced that Information concerning the .lists of candidates would not be available before Monday. DOORS OPEN LATE. For more than two weeks watchers each representing some candidate for a place on the primary ticket have been in line In the corridors leading to the office of secretary of state. These men crowded into the office today when the doors were opened and urged to the receiving clerk's desk. The window was not opened until nearly 9 o'clock although It was expected that they would be open at 8:30 o'clock. ROW OVER MAILS. In the half hour Interval controversy arose over the receipt of special and regular mall. A hatch of special delivery mall which arrived at 8:30 o'clock was refused and before the carrier had been Instructed by postal officials to Insist on Its being received regular mails were received and orened, THE FIRST. The petition of J. O. Hruby. Democratic candidate for state representative from the fifteenth senatorial dis- trist. was the first to reach the filing clerk. The second was the petition o! S. E. King of Galesburgf, candidate for the Republican nomination for congress from the fifteenth congressional district. SULLIVAN'S RECEIVED. The petition of Roger C. Sullivan, candidate for Democratic nomination as United States senator, was handed In after the first crush was over. Only one petition was received irom each person standing at the door In striking contrast to other years when one person would often hand In a bundle of petitions. TIME STAMPED. As «a,ch petition was received It was receipted for and the time of filing was stamped on It. Simillar time stamps were used on the petitions re celved by mail. OHOWD CHICAGO Chicago, July 11--A crowd of eager politicians surged against the doors of the office of the county cleric of Cook county today, each man striving to be the first to reach the counter w i t h his nominating petition. In the rush two glass doors were broken and minor bruises were suffered by some of the crowd. The occasion of the jam was the opening hour for filing petitions for nomination for county offices. Colonel Will Let Friends Fight it Out. Oyster Bay, N. T., July 11.--Protests from Progressive leaders In all parts of the country against the proposal that Colonel Roosevelt run for governor of New York, poured In on the former president today by mail and wire. The situation has given the colonel much concern. He has determined to let the riddle solve Itself by holding back In silence while the Progressives over the country fight it out. Nearly all the leaders outside of New York seemed determined to Plan to have him run for governor and even in his own state opposition is developing. FILLS JUDGE JOHNS' PLACE. Senate Committee Improves Trust Bill. Washington, July H--In revising the Clayton Omnibus Trust bill as It passed the house the senate judiciary committee today struck out section three which~"would make It unlawful for an owner, operator or transporter of the products of any mine, oil or gas well, reduction refinery or hydro-electric plant or for any person selling such products to refuse arbitrarily to sell the product to any responsible applicant. It waa held by the committee that such a provision established a dangerous precedent, particularly because It strikes at one general line of Industry. Other amendments are planned relating to price discrimination, price fix- Ing and labor. The interstate commerce committee hopes to have the railroad securities control bill completed by Monday. W. K. WHITFIELD. Was One of Most Powerful Figures in Vanderbilt Group. Hot Springs, Va., July II--Melville E. In galls, financier and railroad man died, fcere «arly today, of heart failure. · i "^Str.''Trjg8.1ls- naff teim at his summer home here for some time. Members of the family and friends say he had been gradually declining for months, but his illness had lieen more marked during the last few weeks. Three days ago he s u f f e r e d from an ulcerated tooth and the shock of treatment proved fatal. He became unconscious and only aroused once during the past 36 hours. FOUR SONS, ONE DAUGHTER. Mrs. Ingalls, the widow and a daughter were at the bedside. The body ·will be taken to Cincinnati on a special train and the f u n e r a l services will be held Momlay at the Unitarian church. Besides the widow and daughter, Mr. Ingalls is survived by f o u r sons, Melville E. Ingalls, Jr., nml Fay Ingalls, of New Tork; George H. Ingalls, of Chicago and Albert S. Ingalls, ot Cleveland. POWER IN VANDERBILT GROUP. Until two years ago he was chairman of the board of directors of the Big Four railroad, the transportaton line with which his name was mo«t closely identified, although he was a powerful figure In what generally known as the Vanderbilt group of railroads. WAS 72 TEARS OLD. Mr. Ingalls was In his seventy-second year. He was born at Harrison, Maine, In 1S42 was reared on a farm and educated at Bowdoln and Harvard. -He wag graduated as a lawyer and began practicing at Grey, Maine, but soon removed to Boston and in 1S67 became a member of the state senate. HIS RA'ILROAD CAREER. His career as a railroad man and financier began in 1870 when he became president and a year later receiver of the old Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Lafayette railroad. In the reorganizations he created the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago and later consolidated -It with other railroads creating the Big Four system of which he was chairman. GERMAN POET AND AUTHOR PASSES Berlin, July 11.--Professor Julius Rodenberg, the German poet and author, died here today In his eighty- fourth year. Scranton, Pa., July 11.--The high water caused by yesterday's storm during which a man and a boy were drowned and another man was killed by lightning had completely subsided today. The worst sufferers from the heavy fall of rain were th e railroads, several of which were tied up for hours last nigUt because of washout*. Nevada Launched Today- Is Heaviest Armored of U. S. Battleships. Quiney, Mass., July 11--Turbine engines and oil fuel will furnish the motive power of the 27,500 ton battleship Nevada launched at the yards of the Fore' river "ship building company today. This latest addition to the United States navy Is a sister ship of the Oklahoma, launched at Camden, N. J., last March. It Is expected that she will be placed in commission next January. The Nevada has a length over all of 5S3 feet, beam 95 feet and mean draft of 28% feet and her estimated speed Is 20% knots an hour. NEW GUN ARRANGEMENT. The arrangement of the main battery of ten fourteen inch guns will be different from that on any other American battleship. Two turrets will carry two guns each and two others will have three guns each, an arrangement which it is thought will give a concentration of fire superior to that of the five two-gun turrents exemplified in the New Tork and Texas. ARMOR 'WEIGHS MOST. The weight of armor Is greater than that carried by any ship previously built for the navy. The muzzle energy of the 14 Inch gun to be carried on the Nevada Is about 86,000 foot tons and its shell will weigh 1,400 pounds. GUESTS OP HONOR. Secretary Daniels of the navy department, Assistant Secretary Roosevelt, Governor Tasker L. Oddle, of Nevada, and Senator Pittman, of that state, were the principal guests at the launching. The sponsor chosen wa» Governor Oddle's niece, Eleanor Ann Seibert, ten years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Slebert. of Reno. HONOR BRAVE SOLDIER. Another guest was Edward H. Gisburne, of Quiney, who was given a medal of honor a few days ago by Secretary Daniels for gallantry In the fighting at Vera Cruz. Gisburne. who was wireless operator on the battleship Florida, was wounded while sign a l l i n g to the fleet from a hotel roof and-. It was found necessary to amputate one of his legs. That Will Be Defense of Magazine Editor. San Francisco, July 11.--The defense of Charles K. Field, editor of Sunset magazine, and one of the three others accused with him of having disclosed military secrets of the United States by the publication of the Illustrated article revealing Panama canal fortlfl- jatlons, wil be that the pictures were taken ana the aeroplane flight across the Isthmus was made with the permission of Colonel George W. Goethals in command of the Panama zone. This was stated when the men appeared before a United States commissioner to T day. W. K. WHITFIELD IS NAMED BY DUNNE Decatur Man Appointed To Vacancy On Circuit Bench--Will Hold First Court At Clinton. William K. Whitfield of Decatur; was today appointed by Governor E. F. Dunne to fill the vacancy on the b\nch of the Sixth judicial district caused by the death of the late W. C. Johns. Mr. Whitfield will fill the place until the election next June, practically eleven months. COMMISSION SOON. Mr. Whitfield expects to receive his commission from Governor Dunne within the next few days. He will then take hl» oath of office before Circuit Clerk John Allen and will BO on the bench at once. W. G. Cochran, senior judge of this district, will probably send him to Clinton the latter part of next week to hold his first court there. NO DISAPPOINTMENT. There were three candidates for the appointment. The other two were I. A. Buckingham of Decatur and B. J. Sweeneiy of Clinton. Both ran Mr. Whitfield a strong race and the outcome was In doubt until The Review received a long distance message from Springfield at 11:45 a, m., today telling of the appointment. The other two candidates expressed no disappointment over the result. They said that the governor could hardly have made a better selection. HERE IN 1911. Mr. Whitfield and family moved to Decatur on June 23, 1911 from Sullivan and they now reside at 860 West Wooi street, he has two boys, one sixteen and the other twelve, and a girl, aged nine. When Mr. Whitfield had baen Informed of his appointment he made the following statement: HIS STATEMENT. "I wish to express my sincere appreciation to my friends throughout the 'district for their work In support of my efforts to secure a place on the bench. I don't believe that the opposition of the Decatur bar was In any sense personal; In fact, I hare been tola by many members of the bar that it was not, "I regard the bench-as one of the most honorable positions that a law- Walter Brock Flies from London to Paris and Back in 7 Hours. London, July 11.--The aeroplane race from Hendon to Paris and back today was won by Walter L. Brock, the American airman, who recently carried off the aerial derby round London, and the London-to-Manchester air race. 602 MILF/S. Brock's official time was seven hours, three minutes, six seconds. The distance In a direct line Is 502 miles. FIRST TO ARRIVE AT PARIS. Paris, July 11.--Walter L. Brock, the American aviator, was the first of the six contestants in the International aviation race to arrive at the Buc Aredrome. He landed at 11:18. Lord John Carbery was second at 12:04 p. m. and Raoul Garros third at 12:10. Brock's flying time from London to Paris was 3 .hours, 33 minutes; Carbery's 3 hours 52 minutes and Garros' 4 hours 5 minutes. Brock started on his return journey to London at 1:18 p. m. Carbery started for London at 2:05 p. m. and Garros five minutes later, after making some repairs to his aero- plane. GREAT CROWD. Renaux arrived with his passengers just two seconds before 3 o'clock. A great crowd awaited the arrival of the aeroplanes at the Buc aerodrome. Among those present were Henry Deutsch de la Meurthe, president of the French Aero club, the Grandducli- ess of Mecklenburg, and Lieutenant Kropenskl, military attachee of the Russian embassy. The aviators had a good crossing over the channel on their way here. Garros, however, had some trouble with his propellers and his, steering planes. Raoul Garros, the Frenchman, was the second to return to Hendon. He arrived at 6:24 p. m. WILLARD MAY COME HOME FOR FEW DAYS Washington, July 11.--Joseph E. Willard, American ambassador to Spain, has secured permission to return to the United States on a short leave to attend personal business matters. yer can hold. It affords an opportunity to render service to ths public that comes to few men. I propose to take uj my work within the next few days. I am proud of the fact that I will have no foes to punish." MOULTRIE COUNTY MAW. The appointment of W. K. Whltfleid may be taken as a plum for Moultrle county as Mr. Whitfield came from Sullivan and Is still considered a "home boy" by the residents of that place. He and Judge W. Q. Cochran are two of Moultrle county's most prominent products. The county U proud of them. WAS STATES ATTORNEY. Mr. Whltfleld came to Decfttor and formed a partnership with Jaek and Deck in 1911. Later Mr. Deck withdrew and the firm became knowa a* Jack and Whitfield. A number ef years before coming here he was one of the leading- members of the Moultrle county bar. For eight years he was states attorney of Moultrle county where he established a brilliant record in both criminal and civil cases. He was one of Mrs. Ralph Foster's attorneys In the suit against Homer Shepherd for the alleged shooting of Foster. He was also the author of the Atkins will which Involved the distribution of several hundred thousand dollars. IS 42 YEARS OLD. Mr. Whitfield graduated from th* University of Michigan and was admitted to the bar in Illinois la June, 1895. He was born In Moultrle county on Sept. 29, 1872, and is now forty- two years old. HEAD OF PYTHIANS. Mr. Whitfield Is grand chancellor of the Illinois Knights of Pythias, he having been elevated to that office at the state convention her* last November. He became a member of the order in 1S97, In Moultrle lodge No. 22, at Sullivan and still retains his membership there. He has served on the Grand Tribunal and on the Judiciary committee. GETS 15,000. W. K. Whitfield will receive a salary of $5,000 a year as circuit judge. Declare, However, Demand is Not Decreasing. Louisville, Ky., July 11.--More than half of the distillers of Kentucky, according to information made public yesterday, have agreed to join In a movement that will reduce th« 1914 output 20,000,000 gallons on acount of large stocks and over-production, during the last five years, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois distillers also are mid to be taking lUte steps. Distillers are pointing out that decreased demand is not responsible for the proposed curtailment. Thejr say statistics show consumption, of whisky has increased from £0,000,004 gallons to 35,000,000 gallons In th» last four years and that in the same time production has jumped from 20,000,000 gallons to *«,OOO.OOO. 'The Idea," said one d*alar, Is to let the demand catch up with the production." ENGLAND NET TEAM BEATS FRANCE TWICE Wimbledon, Eng-., July 11--England won the first singles match from France in their round started today In the competition for the Dwight F. Davis International lawn tennis trophy, T. M. Mavrogordato beating Max Ger- mot, 4-6, 7-5, 9-7, 6-2. England also captured the second singles match, James C. Parke beating Max Deougls- by «-2, 4-6, S-6. 6-S, «-3. THE WEATHER. Chicago, July 11. -- Following a r « the weather indications until 7 p.m. Sunday: Generally fair tonight; Sunday fair in. Month; tmvettlrd In north portion, Nonicvvhat hlffher temperature Houth find "treat portions la THE WEATHER HAP. Chicago. July 11.--The weather imp at S a.m. showed: Canadian Northwest--Partly cloudy; 58 to 70 above. Minncdosa. .10; Winnipeg, .08, raining, Xorthwest--Partly cloudy; 64 to 78 above, Wlllislon, 1.32; Bismarck. .02, West and Southwest-- Generally clear; TO to above. Sioux City, .02. Ohio Valley--Partly cloudy; 72 to Tfl abort, Cairo, 32. Local Observation?. Following Is the range of temperature* ai recorded by Professor J. H. Coonradt, United States weather observer: 7 a.m. Saturday 88 Noon Saturday ., 101 Highest Friday ..". 101 Lowest Saturday 63 Sun rises {Standard time) 4.3T Sun seta ...» .,».,········*.«· rSPAPERf rSPAPERf

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