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THE SUJfDAT OBGONIAN, PORTLAND, - APRIL 19, 1914.
IN GLYNN SLAP
Appointments ;Of New. York's
Governor All Bad, Says
LITTLE DONE TO BENEFIT
Mitchel Tells- or Lobby Maintained
at Albany by Water Company,
"Which Would Tie Vp Hands
of Greater Manhattan.
NEW YORK, April 11. Mayor
Mitchel has joined the ranks of those
who condemn Governor Glynn's ap
pointments to high positions In the
state government. In addition the
city's executive took a fling at the
state legislators. He scored them for
their failure to pass bills that he said,
would benefit this city.
He paid particular attention to the
attempt to tie up the city's new $200,
000,000 water system in favor of a. pri
vate company as a reason why Legisla
vate should not exist.
"As a Democrat, I regret the appoint
ments the Governor has made," he said.
"Do you refer to anyone In particu
lar?" a reporter asked.
AIL Placed in Same Claws.
"No, they are nearly all of the same
"This .Legislature has gone out of its
way not to pass bills that were asked
Its hands. I am speaking now in par
ticular of the bills which would give
the Citizens' Water Company of
Queens, a perpetual franchise to supply
water , in its fighborhood to the ex
clusion .of -thexity. of- New- York, which
isr "spent 1 60.000.000' (the official
"If you will Inquire you will find that
(uib Lindens uaief tompany n&a an
extensive lobby at Albany and if you're
& sudq uesser you ch.ii guess in w nose
"Are you referring to William F.
I am not mentioning names, but you
knnv whrt It. In. T tin nnt Anf.ti until
I know, but you know who appeared
before the Board of Estimate in the in
terests of the Citizens' Water Com-
pany." . . . v , ,
Kilns at Sheehan.
William F. Sheehan. who was Charles
. T. Murphy's candidate for United States
Senator, was counsel for the company,
and he was active in behalf of the pass
age of "that vicious bill," as the Mayor
putvit In Albany.'
tlve. "Here is a little water company
in a remote part of Queens going to
the Legislature to tie the-hands of the
"great city of New York, and the Leg
islature helping: it by passing a bill.
And what does that bill do?. It takes
out of the hands of the city of New
York the control of its property and
places it in the jurisdiction of the con
servation .commission., which has no
.iu:ai vuiinei:i.iuii,- niiows Homing a-DOUl
our local needs. And just see who the
i-onservation commission is. You can
judge it by the latest appointment
Mayor Mitchel rapped the Legislature
for things- It did not do.. The Legisla
ture failed to pass his police bills and
' bills . to create departments of pur
chase and supplies and administration.
The latter was to take the place of the
commissioners of accounts.
OLD REVIVAL PASSES
JVEW YORK METHODIST EPISCOPAL
.Abolishment of Evangelistic lommla.
Ion Voted -Clergymen Protest
- 1. Per Cent Tax. -
MOUNT VERNON, N. Y., April 11.
The day of the old-fashioned revival
ist or evangelistic leader is over, - in
the opinion ot-the New York East Con
ference of -the Methodist Episcopal
Church. The conference voted to
abolish the present evangelistic com
mission after a debate upon the merits
of evangelism and the ability of pas
tonr to conduct their own evangelistic
- Dr. James K.- Holmes, superintend
ent of the Brooklyn and Long Island
Church' Society, contended that the
continuation of "the commission would
be a- reflection on the ability -and
power of the district superintendents.
-"Each pastor,"- ho said, "can do-all
tiler ministering to his own parish
that ;la necessary, without callinc; In
an. outsider. There is no reason why
the commission should usurp the pre
rogatives or. the district superin
tendents." A feeling of protest against the pro
posal . that each clergyman receiving
more than . $1000 a year be assessed
1. per cent of his salary to form a
fund for the relief of underpaid-cler
gymen - manifested Itself by repeated
reversions .to the topic. The point
vas made that there has been so much
debate about the 1 per cent contribu
tion that it has become virtually obli
gAtory.' in spite of yesterday's ruling
that It be & voluntary offering., No
young pastor, it was said, could hold
up bis bead if lie did not pay the
Jt .was argued also, that the -young
men jure admitted to the conference,
saddled with debt as some of them
were, were not able to contribute -the
1 per .cent tax, even if theyhaepened
i'j ut3 iiiaAuiH more man ?iuvy.u a year.
BIG SHIPS BEING BUILT
GREAT INCREASE IV DIMENSIONS
MADE IS LAST FEW YEARS.-
Germany's "Imperator Now Largest
"Steamer Afloat, but 'Vaterlnnd,'
'.- Even Larger, Soon Ready,
..LONDON, April 18. (Special.) Ac
cording to J. Foster King, chief sur
veyor to the British - Corporation for
the Registry of Shipping, an extension
of . tha line, of past development indi
cates that. 60 years hence vessels of
900 feet by 112 feet will be the larg
est "on the passenger routes to India,
South Africa and Australasia, as compared-with
the probable 1100 feet by
1"8 feet and the possible 1800 feetby
220 feet of the biggest Atlantic ship.
If the , progress made during the past
decade- is continued it Is likely that
this estimate will be realized, at all
events so far as American traffic is
The first great step was taken by
the White Star Line three years ago,
when it placed the Olympic of 45,000
tons since increased to 46,359 tons
in service. Built by Messrs. Harland
& Wolff at their famous Queen's Island
Yard,- Belfast, she has already carried
over 100,000 passengers between South
ampton and New- York and, notwith
standing keener competition, her popu
larity is -well maintained. She was
followed by the Titanic, of slightly
larger- size, but when that vessel
foundered on her first trip it was
thought by many that the day of the
big ship had come to an end.
This opinion was not, however,
shared by the Transatlantic companies
or by naval architects, as, in the mean
time, several lines of even larger di
mensions have either taken up the run
ning or are now in course of construc
tion." designed in accordance with the
highest known standard and as safe
as human ingenuity can make them.
The Britannic is of 50.000 tons, the big
gest boat so far built in the United
To Germany belongs the . credit of
owning the largest steamer, the Ham
burg-American Imperator. of 62,171
tons, while in June the company's Va
terland, of 58,000 tons, will be avail
able.. On the stocks, however, is a
third leviathan, which, it is said, will
be slightly over 60.000 tons.
There is not now the same desire for
speed as there was a few years ago.
ana. indeed, not one of the vessels
mentioned is as fast as the Cunard fly
era Lusitania and Mauretania, each
of which brings New York within five
days of London. Instead passengers
want luxury, which they get in abun
dance, the modern liners on the prin
cipal ocean routes being simply pal
JEW FLEES FROM KIEFF
BEILISS. CLEARKD OP "RITUAL"
. MURDER, REACHES JAFFA.
Offered a Farm In Palestine by Baron
Rothschild, Marked Man Braves
Dangers From Co On try men.
LONDON, April 16. (Special.) The
unfortunate-Beiliss, who, after being
acquitted at- Kieff on the charge, of
rjj.ua murder, thought it best to emi
grate, was offered a farm in Palestine
by Baron Rothschild, and has just ar
rived at Jaffa from Alexandria. As
soon as he arrived a delegation
greeted him, composed of MM. Edgard
Suarez and Joseph Piciotto and repre
sentatives of the Universal Israelitish
Association and the "Rlehon-le-Sion"
Society. An enormous crowd, too. had
assembled On - the quays to welcome
Beiliss, who. with his wife and familv
of three boys and two girls, was driven
to me Hotel Motropole. In the even
ing a visit was paid to the grand rabbi
and a meeting . of the Jewish colony
A correspondent had an opportunity
to talk with Beiliss. who said that at
one time a rumor was spread in Kieff
that hie co-religionists intended to as
sassinate him in order to prevent him
rrom confessing to a crime of which he
"There was a time when I was afraid
even to receive' the food my wife sent
to mo for fear the jailer should have
poisoned It, to throw suspicion on the
Jews. It was then that the prison au
thorities fed rrfe.
"When I went in I had my 32 teeth.
and now x have, only two. When it
came to quitting Russia for good I
disguised myself to avoid recognition
and escape vengeance. I shaved my
beard and gave up wearing spectacles.
I traveled alone to the frontier, fearing
that my wife and children might be-
iray my identity by some slip. - ,
vve spent three weeks at Trieste and
one day in Vienna. Two months ago
I received an offer from an American
music-hall of a 20 weeks' engagement
at $2000 a week, but I refused, as It
would have seemed like betraying my
brethren and my defenders to appear
upon the stage."
It seems that Beiliss even carried hla
scruples bo far as to ' decline to have
a. secona-ciass passage paid for him on
Doaro. tne Austrian Lloyd steamer Wien
J. am a working man. he said, "and
working men travel third."
NAUGHTY COPS MUST WORK
Chicago Chief Will Make Offenders
Put In Overtime Without Pay. .-
CHICAGO, . April
naughty you work!
a nis is me suDstance of a new sys
tem -decided on for the police depart
ment by Chief Gleason. It means that
policemen wno are found guilty by the
trial board of minor violations of the
rules are to be forced to work over
time, without remuneration instead of
being line 15 or 30 days' pay. as has
oeen ine custom lor many years. -Ouch,!"
was the. remark -of th na
trolmen- when they learned of the in-
"When policemen are fined, their, f am
mes alone are punished," the chief said
in discussing the new plan. "The eops
mostly have large families and It is
on xne wue and children that the bur-
uen laus wnen a nne is imposed.
"I have decided to punish minor of
fenders by forcing them to work nvm,r
time without pay. Thus no money will
be taken from their familiei and ih.
city will, get the Uehent of the extra
r or . instance. j a policeman doing
night duty: is found guilty off a minor
offense he will liave to go to his sta
tion in the daytime and put in several
hours of work. If he works days he
will have to do some overtime work at
night. Of course, this , is for minor
offenses only. if a policeman persists
in ""'aiiug ine rules he will be di
missed from the force;"
WAR SECRETARY. BARRED
High Government Official Stopped
by House Doorkeeper.
doorkeepers of the House of Represen
tatives, acting under the rules of that
body, denied admission 'on the floor
or we oushtoday to Henry T. Breck
Inrtdge, Assistant Secretary of War.
Interested In'-.-tio nnnnin r,r j
bate over the free tolls- repeal bill, Mr
uic;iviuiiuse, wno ' Happened also
be Acting Secretary of War. went
the Capitol " and found the gallerl
crowded. He thought be had a right
to the floor and started to enter by the
southeast door, but was baited by Wil
liam Ghormley, a doorkeeper.
"I am entitled to enter the House."
said Mr. Breckinridge. "X am Assist
ant Secretary of War. In fact, I am
the Acting Secretary of War."
"It is against the rules to admit as
sistant secretaries," Insisted the door
keeper. "If you doubt my word and ask
for more authority, I will call the
Mr. Sinnott. the chief doorkeeper,
could not be found.
"Young man." said Mr. Brecklnrldeo.
"give me your name.. I don't care to
be subjected to any further Indignities."
After obtaining the doorkeeper's name
name Mr. Breckinridge went away.
Examination of the rules disclosed
that Cabinet officers are entitled to the
privilege of the floor, but that assist
ant secretaries are not.
DUTCH MAY DRAIN
815 SQUARE MILES
Queen Wilhelmina - Announces
" Scheme to Make Province
of Zuyder Zee.
COST TO BE $78,750,000
Proposition Advanced in 1849 by
Engtneer Van Diggelen Soon to
Come Be Tore Parliament In
Form of Bill.
THE HAGUE. April 16. (Special.!
A scheme which was forenhadowed in
1849 by the engineer, Van'Diggelen. in a
book which attracted much attention
at the time, soon will' come before the
Dutch Parliament. In ner speech from
the -throne on September 26 last. Queen
Wilhelmina announced that a bill would
be introduced for the draining of the
Zuyder Zee and the formation of a new
province of Holland. This proposal In
volves the reclamation of 815 square
miles of the Zuyder Zee and the con
version of the remaining 557 square
miles into a. fresh water -lake. The
cost is estimated at $78,750,000. ex
clusive of interest, and the time re
quired at 33 years.
tne scheme . provides for the con
struction of a concrete block embank
ment,; 18.3 miles long from Kwijksluis
across the Amstel Channel to the south
corner of the Island of Wieringen and
rrom the northeast corner of the Island
to Piaam, in Frlesland.
Dike to Be In Water.
The height of the embankment.
which will take nine years to con
struct, will be 17 feet 9 inches above
average high water mark at Amster
dam, and it will be built in water 11
feet 9 inches deep below ebb level on an
average, and -33 feet in .the deepest
part, the Amstel channel.
The inner, or Zuyder Zee, side of the
embankment, will carry a double line
of railway and a road for ordinary
traffic. A wide canal will be cut
through the east end ot Wieringen,
with two locks for sea-going traffic
and 33 sluice gates for regulating the
water level inside the embankment.
These sluice gates will make It pos
sible, in ordinary circumstances, to
keep the water level at about 16 inches
below the average high-water mark at
Amsterdam, where the existing locks
will continue to serve as exits.
Construction Plan Made,
The main embankment will be con
Btructed by first forming an island half
way between wieringen and Frlesland
and then building out from the island
and the two shores respectively.- -A
wide opening will be left in eacli sec
tion of the embankment thus formed,
to be closed later when the canal and
sluice gates on Wlrlngen are com
Inside the sDace inclosed bv the em
bankment it is proposed to form four
polders, or reclaimed areas, known
as the northwestern, southwestern.
southeastern and northeastern, . respee
tlvely. Their acreage will be: ' North
western, 53,599; southwestern, 77,855:
southeastern, 266,167; northeastern,
125.599. Of this total of 523,220 acres,
11,436 acres will be taken up by-dikes.
roads and canals: 31,591 acres will con
slst of peat and sand, and the remain
der., amounting to 480,193 acres, will
be fertile -clay or loam.
In -the 17th year after the beginning
of the embankment portions of these
polders will be fit for habitation and
INSURANCE LAW FAILURE
PROVISION'S OF NEW GERMAN ACT
FOR SERVANTS BROKEN DOWN,
Domestics Insured as Separate Class on
. Basts of Illness Risk Only
Solution to Problem.
BERLIN. April 16 (Special.) Al
though the amended and consolidated
system of sick insurance in the German
Empire came into force only on Janu
ary 1, the provisions for the Insurance
of domestic servants the most import
ant of all the new classes of workers
involved have already broken down.
- The long and the short of the matter
Is that domestic servants will have to
be insured as a separate class in sep
arate "Krankenkassen," and on a basis
which reflects the real risk of illness
and so reduces the cost of Insurance.
The main trouble has arisen in this
way. The law leaves it to the mu
nicipalities to decide whether they will
found "rural" "Krankenkassen" Or sim
ply put the new categories of insured
persons into the existing "urban"
"Krankenkassen." Having no induce
ment to take action and being faced
in any case by the unpopularity of the
scheme, they have for the most part
done nothing. -
The result Is that very few new
"rural" "Krankenkassen" have been
formed, and domestic servants have to
go into the "urban" "Krankenkassen"
and be treated as if they were engaged
In any other sort , of labor. In Berlin
It costs them and tueir employers
In practice their employers from $7.50
to (10 a year to insure them, or about
10 per cent of their wages.
It is recognized that such rates are
out of all proportion to the risk, and
also that it is absurd to calculate a
domestic seryant's .earnings the basis
of insurance as if she were living out
and finding fbr-he'rself. - -
The Prussian- Mtnistry -of- Commerce
now orders .negotiations with, the mu
nicipalities, which must be. completed
before, the end of June, and this indi
TOLLS FIGHT IS FEARED
FRIENDS OF MR. WILSO.V THINK IT
EXDS HIS HOPE.
Even Democratic Defeat at Next Elec
tion Is Predicted as Outcome of In
consistency of President's Attitude.
WASHINGTON. April 16. Close
friends of Woodrow Wilson, who have
been industriously working for an
other term for him. despite the atti
tude of the Baltimore platform against
two terms, now fear that the tolls dis
pute might mean not only the defeat
of the Democratic party in 1916, but
also that Mr. Wilson will not receive
the Democratic nomination.
Republicans' and Progressives, on the
other hand, are Jubilant over the bitter
factional fight between President Wil
son and' his opponents in the tolls con
troversy. They point out that plat
form pledges have been repudiated by
the Administration with such reckless
ness that It will be hard to restore the
confidence of - many -who voted the
Democratic ticket in 1912.
Referring to the "accomplishments"
of . the Democratic House, the Balti
more platform says: .. t
It has, among other achievements.
revised the rules of the House of Rep
resentatives so as to give the Repre
sentatives of the American people free
dom of speech and of action in advo
cating, proposing and perfecting reme
In "conclusion" the Platform de
"Our platform is one of principles
Which we believe to be essential to our
National welfare. Our pledges ' are
made to be kept when in office as well
as. relied upon during the campaign."
Followers of .Sneaker Clark and
Leader Underwood, the two foremost
Democratic opponents of President
Wilson in his tolls fight, declare that
these two passages from the Balti
more platform emphasize the Incon
sistency of the President's position and
will be used with telling effect when
he becomes active in the campaign for
second term. It is now believed that
both Speaker Clark and Mr. Underwood
will be candidates against President
Wilson for the Democratic nomination.
RAGE RECORD IS BROKEN
NEW YORK 7.CO TOBTOISE,
Fifty-Pounder Goes 5 Yards In 30 Min
utes, Smashing: All Precedents. ,
.Ajiple Is Reward.
.vJMEW YORK, April 14. All track rec
ords of the tortoise family were shat
tered when "T. R.," a 60-pound South
American tortoise sent to the New
York Zoological Park by Colonel Roose
velt, clipped two minutes from a record
that had stood for years. If "T. R.
had not stopped at the post for a while
there Is no telling what might have
Charles Snyder, chief assistant to
Raymond L. Ditmars, the curator, was
sure that the South American tortoise
was "something on his feet." and bet
a good cigar on "T. R:," whose com
petitors were "Little Egypt." a leopard
tortoise from Egypt; "Jack," a native
of the Galapages Islands, and "Tom,'
a representative from Aldabra. holder
of -the record, who has maintained It
ever since he arrived some years ago
from the Indian Ocean.
Because "T. R." was lighter and
shorter, he had a handicap df two feet.
Despite the fact that he had traveled
15,000 miles after he left South. Amer
ica, he was as fresh at the finish as
when he started.
Four red apples were placed in a row
on the tape about Ave yards away.
Just 30.1 minutes later T. R." pushed
hla neck across the tape and grabbed
an apple, and almost a finger behind
"Jack," weighing 150 pounds and built
high up from the ground, lumbered
along. But "Little Egypt," 90 pounds.
was a neck ahead. "Tom," the former
record holder, was a bad last and was
wind-blown when he struck the tape
and got his apple.
MORE PROPOSALS ASKED
PRETTIEST GIRL" GETS O.XLY
' SOW WANTS 100.
Miss Minerva llardrlgan, of Washing,
ton Helskta, Netr York, Explains-.
Her 'Quest as She Sails.
NEW YORK, April 14. Miss Minerva
lladrigan, of 72 Fort Washington ave
nue, hair hail 40 proposals of marriage.
She said so herself just before she
sailed with Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Weil, on
the French liner La Provence. Further
more, she said that she did not expect
to choose a husband until she had at
least 100 proposals.
"Every girl should have that number
before she can make a proper eelec
tion," she said.
Miss Hardrlgan is pretty. In fact
her friends said that she was known as
the "prettiest girl in Washington
Heights." Miss llardrigan admitted
that she was going abroad principally
to see what the men on the other side
are like before she finally decided on
a husband for herself.
She wasn't a bit backward In giving
her views on the subject of marriage
as she stood on the deck of the ship
ls, she said, "I ve had 40 propos
als and I expect to have at least 100
before I select a husband. No girl can
really make up her mind, I think, until
she has looked around and has the
chance of making a selection from
wide circle. I think, too, that every
girl who has a chance should see the
men of other lands before marrying.
That's one of the reasons why l am
taking this trip.
"You know I don't believe In Amer
lean girls marrying American men.
think that international marriages are
better. '1 here isn't any reason why in
ternational marriages should not turn
I think tho best way to judge a man
Is Jo watch him dance. Just let me see
a man dancing and I'll be able to tell
right away what kind of a husband
he'll make. That does not mean that a
poor dancer will make a poor husband
but you can usually tell from the way
he handles himself just what kind of a
husband he will turn out to be."
ZOO EMPLOYES PENSIONED
Carnegie Starts fund for Purpose
With $100,000 Contribution.
NEW YORK, April 14. Those who
feed the fishes m the aquarium and
dare tha strange animals at the Bronx
Zoological Park are among the latest
to experience Andrew Carnegie s gen
erosity. The Ironmaster has contribut
ed $100,000 as the nucleus of a pension
fund for old employes, and the New
York Zoological Society will soon or
ganize a board to administer the money,
A short time ago Madison Grant,
chairman of the society's executive
committee, told Mr. Carnegie that the
park and aquarium employes were bad
ly in need of a pension fund. The letter
he received in reply said:
"After due consideration, I have de
cided that the Zoological Society's ad
mirable staff deserve.' the desired in
stltutlon, via a pension fund. I will
provide- the $100,000 which you find
necessary when you notify me that the
organization is :eady to receive and
administer the fund."
The employes of the park- and aqua
rium will contribute annually 2 per
cent of their salaries, and any sum
that may be lacking to carry out the
plan will be made up by the society.
promply relieves headache, neuralgia
and la "grippe. For sale by Portland
Hotel Pharmacy. Adv.
Factory Sites Taken by City.
THE DALLES, Or.. April 18. (Spe
cial.) The City Council last night de
elded to buy 140 acres of land in the
western part of this city because the
tract affords fine sites for factories, a
It includes over half a mile of frontage
on the Columbia River. The Council
contemplates establishing a municipal
athletic, field' on the property.
NGLISH FARMERS .
Co-Operative Idea Is Borrowed
From Ireland and Is Being
Put Into Practice.
MISSIONARIES ARE ACTIVE
spel Is Spread and Union Asso
ciatlons '.Spring Vp In Various
. Districts Parliament Mem.
bcr Is Moving Spirit.
LONDON. April 16 (Special.) The
British farmer Is organizing politically.
as the politicians will discover In good
time. but. what Is far more important,
he Is organizing industrially.
ciuuuy iias neara or tsir Horace
Plunkett and his work for Irish asrrl.
culture. Sir Horace saw the great
things co-operation had done for (arm-
ng on the Continent. He found that
n Germany. Denmark and Holland tha
farmers were organized for everything
for credit, for production, for buying,
for selling. This system, he discovered.
had grown up naturally and slowlv.
spreading from village to village and
from country to country, until it is now
the greatest movement of the Western
To spread the gospel of agricultural
co-operation in Ireland, Sir Horace In
vented the Irish Agricultural Organi
sation Society, which In face of popu
lar inamerence and political enmity
succeeded in transforming Irish agri
There are now some 900 agricultural
co-operative societies In Ireland, doing
business to the value of (15,000.000 a
year, giving the Irish farmer cheap
credit and cheap commodities, getting
him the best prices for his produce, and
capturing the - English market for
Irish butter, eggs and bacon.
Idea Borrowed from Irish.
The light of this new gospel of co
operation was borrowed from Ireland
by England. Nugent Harris, on. of
Sir Horace Plunkett's most devoted dis
ciples, came over to England at the re
quest or a small band of enthusiasts to
help In the organization of a similar
movement here, the leader of this band
oeing it. A Yerburgh. M. P.. the Sir
Horace Plunkett of Great Britain.
"To Mr. Y'orburgh." Mr. Harris said,
the agricultural co-operative move
ment in Great Britain owes a debt that
can never be repaid. His faith in the
ultimate success of the principle in this
country never once wavered, even
though its advocacy lost him friends
and made him a suspect In many quar
ter!. But best of all. he backed his he
lief by putting his hands deep Into his
pockets and which he still continues to
The work in England has now cone
on ior years. 'the society has re
centiy been reorganized in order to
qualify for a grant from tho develop
ment fund, which It now receives, as
well as a grant from the board of agri
culture out of the small holdings ac
Mr. Harris In an Interview says:
Warning Is Sounded.
"In 10 years' time our food - problem
will become a seriou one unless we
develop organization all round the pro
ducing and the distributing ends. We
snail soon Do no longer the dumping
ground, as a well-known writer has
put it. 'of all surplus food supplies of
the world; every ton weight of it will
more and more be secured after fierce
competition, and competition by buyers.
one of which at least is richer than
Creat Britain and can pay more." You
will see, therefore, that of necessity we
are being driven to organization.
"One society, the Eastern Counties.
did a business of more than (1.250.000
In 191-. And the movement Is spread
ing.. An association of Manchester and
district farmers was formed in Novem
ber of last year and has already a mem
bership of more than 200. The Carmar
then Society includes almost every
farmer In Its area. And these societies
are linking together in one great or
ganization. The English societies have
now a farmers' central trading board,
and this board will be able to buy for
all tho societies at the lowest possible
LEWD PLAYS DECRIED
CHICAGO THEATER PROPRIETORS
CALLKI)" BV MAYOR.
Princess, Onnrd hy Minhrrta, I ader
Investigation by Carter Harri
son Following Review.
CHICAGO. April 15. Proprietors ot
the Princess Theater roust appear be
fore Mayor Harrison to sh-ow cause
why the theater's license should not be
Mayor Harrison issued orders to that
effect after he had read a report from
AL L. C Funkbouser. second deputy
superintendent of police. He had one
of the city's censors witness five play
lets given by the Holbrook Bllnn play
ers at the Princess.
'Harl Karl," "En Deshabille." "The
Black Mask." "Any Night" and "The
Bride" are the titles of tho playlets.
According to the censor's report they
deal entirely with sex problems. No
recommendation accompanied the re
port; it spoke for itself, according to
the Mayor's view.
"Send word to the proprietors of the
Princess Theater to come here tomor
row morning." Mayor Harrison said to
his secretary after reading lt- They
must show cause why the license -of the
theater should not be taken away."
Shubert Brothers are 'the proprietors
of the theater.
Under the heading of "Shoddy and
Shameful," James o'Donnell Bennett,
the Record-Herald's dramatic critic, re
viewed the playlets last Wednesday.
As soon as Mr. Bennett's review was
printed. Major Funkbouser took the In
itiative and had one f the censors at
tend a performance. The censor's re
port was a brief description of the ac
tion of the playlets, showing that the
theme of each was based on immoral
ity. Major Funkhouser sent the report to
the Chief of Police, which is the cus
tom in such matters. Chief Gleason
immediately sent it to the Mayor.
Miscegenation, seduction, adultery
and harlotry were paraded in a dreary,
shameless, brutal round at the Princess
Theater," part of Mr. Bennett's review
"The place and manner of assigna
tions, the allurements and the decep
tions of the faithless wife, the method
by which a Caucasian woman disem
bowels her Asiatic lover, the bedroom
conversation of a woman whose tnind
streams with pruriency, tho soggy cal
culations of a woman of the streets
who has a screeching drunkard In tow,
the yells of a woman who fears she
will have to accept the embraces of a
Meier & Frank's
Making Rapid Progress in
Removal of Merchandise
Present Five-Story Buiding
Men's Furnishings and Hats
Men's and Boys' Clothing
FIFTH AND ALDER STREETS
Sporting Goods & Kodaks
Now Located in Temporary Annex
20,000 Feet of Space
Vacated by These Moves
By Scores of Special Sale Tables
Heaped High With Unusual Offerings
By Which You
Two Full Pages in This Paper Tell the News of This Activity
READ ABOUT THE ROSE FESTIVAL BALLOTS
Given With Each Purchase in Temporary Annex
husband who has been borrlbly disfig
ured and whom aha bas betrayed, the
amorous dribbling of a senile creature
who proposes to buy the caresses of a
married woman while two other lovers
ot hers are hiding; under her bed and
in a divan these were matters de
picted with diabolical particularity in
the disgusting and futile fabrications
called playlets." another part of Mr.
Bennett's review said.
PURSE LOST; PLANS WAIT
St. I on is Pair Unable to Fay Clerk
for Marriage license.
ST. LOUIS, April 16. Inquiry was
made An Alton about Jack Webb and
Miss Bertha Johnson, both of St. Louis,
who came to Alton to be married, but
failed because they, did not
necessary money to pay for
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THE LIVER IS SLUGGISH
THE BOWELS ARE CLOGGED
It is no wonder that your appe
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your food -but remember, you
can make it easy for your Stom
ach. Liver and
their work properly by
It assists Nature in every way to over
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and General Weakness. Try a bottle.
The young man had lost Ills pocket
book, and when ho could not pay for
the license the clerk recalled tho li
cense and had It canceled.
Webb gave his age as 21 and S!i.i
Johnson as IS. However, a telephone
message wan received by an Alton law
yer asking about the.marriape and say
ing that the mother of Webb was very
anxious to learn whether or not her
son had been married. Mrs. Webb, it
was said was not disposed to forbi.l
the marriage, though her son was only
IS and his fiancee was 17. but that sho
had thought the couple should wait
while. However, if they insisted upon
marriage, she was willing that they
They did not return for a marriage
license, as they had promised to d.
though the marriage license clerk
waited for them to tall. Yesterday tho
marriage license rTe"rk. A. J. MacDon-
ald. took the license lie had filled out
Kdwardsvillo and had it canceled
lie otmty 1erlc