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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 27.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1911. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Parts of Germany and the
Whole of Switzerland
CHICAGO LEVEE IS
JARRED BY BOfilB
COXGRESSIONAL JUNKETERS AEE ENJOYING LAST TRIP TO CANAL
ZONE; BIG JOB "STILL BE COMPLETED IX ANOTHER EIGHTEEN MONTHS
PROPOSE CUT IN
PAY OF PLAYERS
FOR A BIGGER
gress Seeks $500,
000,000 Bond Issue.
Friberg's Notorious Dance HaHj
But National Association Fears
Opening Outlaw Opposi
Shaken and Door Smashed
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MUCH DAMAGE IS DONE
Theatre Audience in Heidelberg
Thrown Into Panic Rail
way Viaduct Caves In.
Berttns. Nov. 17. An earthquake
last night damaged the carUe cf H'
bensoHern on the steep Zollerberg,
near Hecnmgen, Prussia. The statues
were disfigured and great cracks ap
peared tn the towers.
At Constance, graad duchy of Baden,
the spire and cross of the cathedral
fell, and a coloe&al statue of Oerma
nia, which, crowned the pos-office,
tumbled Into the street.
sprarD xicirr is fici.d.
At nbingen, Wuertemberg. frighten
ed inhabitants spent the night in an
open field. Railway communication
with that placo was interrupted at
Frankfort. The wails of several build
ings were cracked and the populace
nwned into the streets.
PANIC IW A THEATRE.
Stuttgart, Munich, Strassburg, Ma
pence and Mulhausen had similar ex
periences. There was a panic in a
theatre at Heidelberg. Near Laut
slngen a railway viaduct fell in.
There were light shocks at Vienna,
raLT over iwmEra.XD.
Berne. Not. 17. A violent earth
shock wa felt throughout Switzerland
last night. It was especially strong in
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oat the region of the Alpa As far as
Jcnp.vn. thrre were Jto .f-agiaUles. lu
Geneva, treeit car were derailed. In
Bern and Zurich, theatre audlencs
rushed panic stricken Into the streets.
In tewma along the mountain slopes in
habitant fled from thtr huncg. At
Chamonlx, enormotis avalanches rush
ed down Mount Blanc.
HALF OF BTNAMARA
JURY NOW IN SIGHT
I os Anxeles, Cal.. ?Jfv. 17. Six iicr
manent Jurors, joealbly seven, were In
sight when the McN'amara case was re
sumeil today. The state probably will
preeraptorily oh albugo Arth'or Gr:b
bllng, who declared himself ojiposed
to capital punishment on circumstan
tial evidence, and Bre-wj?ter C. Kenj'on,
who admitted he had no admiration
for Colonel Otis, proprietor of the
Times. The defense may excuse Jacob
Laurtng and T. H. Elliott, who are
looked upon by the defense as rrejudic-'
ed against the defendants.
The state excused Arthur Cribbing,
William Fmmner and Clark MoLain.
The defense ex'usd
Kenyon, A. C. Herth,
Brewster C !
T 1 1 r'Hfitt
and Jacc-b Lar;-i::g. Two ivore
Jurors, making five in all, wore
sworn In. Th? new jurors are J. B.
Fexton. n retired farmer, and Wil
liam J. Andre, a nor.-uni'in carpen
ter. CROWN PRINCE TO
BE PUNISHED, SAID
lyor.dn. Nov. 17. A dispatch .
from Berlin says Crown I'r;.i'.i-e
Frederick William has been ordered
to undergo a rr.ui.tTi's det.-nti'-n f r
bis recent puMio d:play i:i oppoei- '
tion to Co c. "i. mer.t's t h-nu-nt
of the Frnrro-t " rtr.;' controversy
over Morocco. There is r.o d:"ot
conrriratlor. cf this re-nort thus far.
NORTHWEST IS SWEPT BY
STORM: SNOW IN SPOTS
("!:: .iko, Nov. 17. -There an
s n o ir.ter-jpth n to telegraph faoj"i
t;cs ir tl.o n.rthw.-s today as a re
f.:lt of storrrs s-cplr s Vi.-or:sSr.
Minnesota, Mi'. h!gar. J neigh he-ring
thr-uc:cut (!' terri'
'tries str ef ca- tra.'
a n d
USE OF LIQUOR IN THE
BROWNE TRIAL DENIED
;-. Nov. 1 7. Charge th:.t
. :.s.m-. ite trial if L o O'Neill
iv. fer aileu- d bribery i: t!.e
of l.iir:r.".ir were g;vi :
I i. . . U . y ta:k fr- "
v. . ro tlcr.fod by A?.s:-ut State's At
tv,:rsy Vi.ur P. Arnold before the
ir. ; "c::c?r committee tcday. Ar
Tivld SfU;rcred the prevu-us tti'i-
r-ci-y cf S-a: :-'s A;ior:;ey Way
tht r.o jui h ii:ovo ;s a i .:; i
to pjit Lcri::.cr cut cf ro!:::os"' s
aicd Ero'':e's prosecuiit us.
FOOL REFORMER BLAMED
Police Employ Lanterns In a Blind
Search Manager Ike Bloom
Not Much Disturbed.
Chicago, Non. 17. The bomb favor
ite -weapon of Chicago's gambling and
rice chiefs ww brought into play
again last evening' when a gunpowder
filled missile was bnrled at the notor
ious Freiberg's dance halL 18 and 20
me eipiuiiion this .neara icrougn
out the south side tenderloin. It
brought forth the hundreds of denizens
of the div.es and saloons to the streets
aid pave notice that the smoldering
quarrels 'between the vice leaders,
which have reached big proportions
since the polioe department investiga
tion started, had reached the stage of
The bomb, which was of the "harm
less" -variety, used only to serve as a
warning to look for harsher measures
unless listateful condition are chang
ed, was net off at the northeast corner
of the big dance ha!) building. The on
ly damage was the shattering of a door
which covers the entrance to a rear
runway to the basement of the build
ing. IKir BLOOM 1 5USAGER.
"Ike"' Bloom, manager of the dance
hall and adjoining bar, which, accord
ing to evidence in the hands of the
city civil service commission .has ion?
enjoyed the special protection of the
police, at fir3t denied that a bomb had
been exploded. Later he admitted
hearing the explosion, but Insisted
that his place had not been the target.
Police of the Twenty-second street
police 6tation also apparently lost in
terest in the explosion when they
learned Frit-berg's had been aimed at
by the bomb throwers. Lieutenant
Keleher, who rushed to the neighbor
hood at the head of a half dozen plain
clothes men, accepted the statement of
the dance hall people that the smashed
door had been demolished the day be-
fore, and scrambled ever roof of build
lings far to the north in vain search of
bomb traces. The polico used. Janterns
to "End &Grpf6At-
On Sept. 19. 1910, Freiberg's place
was the scene of a bomb explosion and
at that time the police failed to discov
er the person who hurled the missile
from the elevated tracks at the front
ft the dance hall. No explanation of
the occurrence was ever made by the
iiAxiiiss ursii ron kxih.
A dance hal just been s'arted last
night and 5.' it-rsons were moving
about the fioor when the explosion
startled them. All fled to the front ex
it. No fire followed the explosion, but
an alarm of lire was telephoned to the
quarters of engine company No. S.
When the firemen arrived the door had
been nailed back in place and practic
ally all evidence of the explosion ha5
been covered up.
Among the "wise" residents of the
levee district there was a complete dis
cussion of the probable cause for the
attack on Frveberg's. None of these
doubted the explosives had been
thrown by enemies of the captains of
the vice district, and the only differ
ence of opinion was as to the cause of
tL-e nrs acl or violence in me riaiu
'i-i'h l'a been going on for wrks
amor'g the denizens of the district.
WIFE OF GUITEAU IS
SAID TO BE INSANE
Washington, Nov. 17. Insanity pro
cjcd;ii;s have been brought against
Mrs. "William Jor.us. wife cf the man
who attempted to kill Guiteau. nssas-
sin of Pr-tid nt Garfield, by Charlotte j
Bates, her niece. Mrs. Bates i laims j
tl.nt h r aut.t's mind has b--n unbal
jinc-d bv worry ivr her husband"?
cits!;ia".!o':. and that although the aged
oru:i:i is worth $.v.0'"i. she recently
was discover- 1 Iiir:g in a squalid
VALIDITY OF ILLINOIS
Mount Vernor, III., Nov. 17. The
validity f mnry Illinois marriages
will le affected by the decision of
the appellate court of southern III i
ro'.s plated on record here. Tho
court held that the Illinois law for
bidding Ce reniarrine cf divorced
Tersons v.ithia one ear could not
be -vadeii by persons going outside
retiring to the state to live. Theilef d'naao" tr " pr-;iike
decision was rendered in the case of m5,Ued l f .5':
.?ohn Nehring against Frances Nehr-,
:r.g. Mrs. Nehring was divorced j
from t.er first husband in June and!
leust she went with Nehring tc !
I was married to him '
N hnng. later suin- for divorce. at-lnorth side; that lhe riaat under-itbe most I'arisian of European rul-
Ucktd the xalidity of his own mar-! 8tood Crawley to mean by the words ' ers because he was educated in'
riage cn the ground that it was ln! "north side"' the Cook county Jail.jFra and fought for France in the
c -ntrav ntio:i of the Illinois statute
the remarriage of di-1
creed j'ersor.s wiihia one year.
Fifteen cf Crew Lost.
Quebec, Nov. 17. Fifteen of a
crew of IS i::en lost their lives IastjCated an intention to establish the
when te Norwegian bark An-j
was driven ashore at Martin
CAST " NSgSOlSl
W: tZxtx w r- -K
$SC4,iWEpWr .-PEPRO tVTJUV UQCJCSL,,
btriaingjeyliJence that the r,n "i-f ; - j ' '' -f-u-D' t -Fnama "ca.nar-T3 -
een in tha fact that the appropriattotia committee of the House of Representatives is now engaged In lta
last annual Junket to the isthmus.- Members of the committee, who left for the canal November 9, will recom
mend appropriations to be made during the comlns session of Congress, for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
1912. It Is expected that the canal will be practically completed belore the expiration of the year during which
IhfRe funds will ke available. The pictures show the progress that has been made on the giant Pedro Miguel
locks. They are now not far from completion.
NEAR TO JAIL
Arthur IVIeeker Believes
Marshal Intended Lock
ing Him Up.
THEREFORE THE WRIT
Fears of Defendants Indicated,
by Affidavits Filed at Chi
cago Hearing Today.
Chicago, Nov. 17. The hearing
on the writ of habeas corpus issued
in behalf of the indicted packers was ,
continue d before Judge Kohlsaat in
the federal circuit crrt today. The
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lilt , UilUlUg I LI V l.'U - riiUU '
the packers never really were under
restraint. IIKI It 11 'U1MHI. AN IICI II.
j Counsel for the packers submitted
' 1 r affidavits to show the packers
were under restraint or toe i mted..had committed suicide by placing cot-
Mates marjr.ai cn.re man one nour
Monday at the time of their surren-
der by their bondsmen.
davits were sworn to by each of the
defendants, by counsel for the pack-
ers and by sureties for the packers. .
rinur .:e-iver, aceo: u:ug 10 me
affidaits. durine the hour of re
straint, asked Iept!ty Marshal Craw-
1U'US f v"D .7lur w ls" !
sue a r eas corpus.
COOK ;NTV JAM " n n t. j
rawiey repneu. acorciug to tee;
amaavir. iney wou.q oe unen to the,Servia whom the newspapers style
which sometime is referred to col-j
loquially as "The North Side." The
arguments are likely to continue all
Ql ir OX 51TIREVDER.
The government attorneys
character cf the surrender
packers by their bondsmen.
a motion to that effect was brought i
tlTl II T- II !!
before Judge Kohlsaat today he
ruled an investigation of the motion
at this time was not proper. Coun
sel for the packers refused to agree
to having any of the sureties called
to answer questions along this line.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Snow and rain and colder tonight
with the lowest temperature about
20 degrees above zero. Saturday
Temperature at 7 a. m., 4 8. High
est yesterday, 39; lowest last night,
Precipitation, .28 inch, up to 7 a.
I Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., C miles
Relative humidity at i p. m., 6&
at i a. m., o.
Stage of water, 5.3; a fall of .4 in
last 2 4 hours.
J. M. SHEKIEIt, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
i Sun sets 4:37, rises 6:47; moon rise
! 4:.i2 a. m 10 a. m.. olanet .Tnrriter
pass;nK from east to west of sun, thus
cbnnclnsr from eveuinsr to morninz
nnvciridH IIMADICT Tn
ill I olwlnlii UllttULL I J
COLLECT FEES, SUICIDES;
Nov. 17. M. Ethel Kirk.j
-,, a well-know n woman pnsi-l
was founa ceaa in ner apart-'
nt,Ta in cvpr h:i!Min trnm hft!'or admittance tr.e
effects of chloroform.
ton saturated the drug, in her'
mouth and nostrils. Financial trou-l
ties were the cause. Several days ago.
I)r" Kirk vlsite3 a trust COmiany and!
made her will. Wednesday, in con ver-j
eation -vvith the woman Janitor of her i
said: "I am tired ofjanK looters, beheaded th-r.i and
"I can little from mv pa-!
tients. I wish I could die. I would j
to lie down and never wake up."M the fate other
KING PETER OF SERVIA IS i
UDT ,,,,, r rJ A ICIt'
flUnl WnlLC UH H Vlil I
Pans, Nov. it. tvmg Peter or.
Prussian war. arrived here for an;
- official visit of four days. His stay!
twill be occupied with a series oil
dinners and reception. The king! bo scarce in Chicago, according to Fergus Falls, Minn.. Nov. 17. Be
met with a slight accident upon hlsithe butter and egg board, that it'caus? wrote the words "dead beat'
visit to the foreign office this after-j
noon. He was descending from the ;
carriage when the door slammed!
against his knee, causing a rather
Passengers From Orient
Tell of Wu-Chang
fclANCHUS ARE VICTIMS
Portions of Bodies Nailed to
Doors of Stores as Warn
ning to Looters.
Victoria, TJ. C, Nov. 17. The Can-
ada .Varu, which arrived from the
orient, was at Shanghai Oct. 21 and
21', when 1,000 refugees were fleeing!
to that port from Hankow. The!
steamer brought stories of many eye-,
who told of bloody inci-
Flll r;.TK I.OCKRD.
A deputation who went to Wu-
l-nan to rescue toreigners round the
were ,,ir"'n "P'--n. a large number of
Manenu captives were draped forth.
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wljM"eu '"eir neaos nuriea at
Vm f .t t ,F f I ,i ...n . i . I 1 .
"-uiauyu, aui m-
i gates locked again.
ni'i naii.kd to noon?.
Near Hankow, w here foreign firms
h premis'-s, rebels caught a ;
nailed tlieir heads to the doors of
stores and dwellings, with signs tell-!
kohkio vnn is dkmovcth tiov.
Indon, Nov. 17. A dispatch
frora Tienuin. China, says Untlhh.
French and Russian troops made '
separate demonstrations there today
by parading the streets.
CHICAGO NOW FACIN
rAnUNt IN rHtSH EGGS
Chicago, Nov. 17. Fresh ess are'
was impossible to fix prices today,
Quotations on newly gathered eggs -
have been suspended, and the board
may take similar action on lower
t grades tomorrow.
ATTENTION AT MEETING
Power to Fix Salaries May lie Taken
Away From leagues -,."00
San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 17.
Reduction of salaries of baseball
players in the minor leagues is oc
cupying the greatest attention of the
National Association of Baseball
leagues, in session here. It is ad
mitted drastic action in cutting sal
aries would open the door for outlaw
opposition to the organization. At
the same time rraeticnlly all owners
are agreed salaries should be cut
sharply nnd the power to fix the sal
aries be taken away from the
San Antonio. Texas. Nov. 17. The
National association held a short sea
sion here yesterday afternoon to dis
cuss the salary limit question for
classes below A, Presideint Kbhets of
Brookl.vn and Murphy of Chicago tak-ir.-g
part in tho free discussion at the
request of Chairman M. II. Sexton.
President F. R. Carson of the Cen
tral league spoke earnestly in advo
cating some plan to fix the limit for
the expense of clubs. He stated that
nc'ion was imperative, and suggested
that $2,500 be fixed as a maximum
monthly amount for players In class
B clubs. Others were of the opinion
that the amount should not he so high.
The fact was brought out by the
club owners that the salaries paid to
players In the last few years were
eating up the profits, and if men are
to continue in the game as a business
projosition. methods must lie devised
to place It on a more business-like
Ol'TIXG FOR DEI.EfiTnS.
The delegates were taken for a visit
to Fort Sam Houston and tho Mis
sions, and wound up the dny with a
Mexican dinner at the St. Anthony no
ted, when many Interesting speeches
v ere made, introducing Ted Sullivan,
Charley Ebbets, Charles Murphy, and
'""The NationaFTeague was represent
ed by Messrs. Murphy, Ebbets, Fogel,
Iocke, nnd Bresnahnn, while the Amer
ican league was represented by Vice
President Barnard of the Cleveland
Tho clns A combination has with
drawn its request for the privilege of
drafting territory and will more than
likely receive backing of the minors
in thrt request for a double A class for
the California, Eastern and American
President Norris O'Neill of the West
ern league is fighting the combination,
whom he asserts are simply asking for
one concession as a starter for many
President Chlvlngton of the Ameri
can association has made a favorable
impression at the meeting, but his
chances for reelection are Indeed slim.
It now looks as if the national hoard
would be increased to 10 members by
the addition of taking on the president
of the Eastern league and American
association. Tho board would then be
divided Into two working boards, five
from each section, tho east deciding
the western cases, and vlco versa,
Among the things discussed at the
annual meeting was the practice of
clubs paying transportation of players,
small clubs having players rep'trt nix
or eight weeks in advance of the sea
son's opening. C. and I), clashes, traf
fic in players, Improvement of con
tracts, length of schedule and the prac
tice of selling pools on hall games.
oi'i-osrc root. i:vii.
This last was a growing evil which
should be stopped at all costs. Pools
of this nature were operated in ciar
stores and bucketshops, and It was
prophesied that the practice would
evntually ruin the game. It was ad
visel to seek legislation by congress
to abolish this pooling syttern.
A method of improvement of con-
j tract was suggested by Secretary J. if.
rarrtfii. ne tmvxrhwi cornracra wn.n
blank form of affidavit on the reverse
'side, whhh players must sign before
, r ,.ta rmhtir
Charles W. Murphy, owner of the
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(jnicago t ubs, saio: that the solution or
Jthe salary question lien In cooperation
between f lubs of the major and minor
leagues. Stating that players coming
from minor league teams often misrep-
resent-d the salaries they wore draw-!
Ing in order to get more in their new .
positions, he urged that al; leagiu-H i
"play on the square."
It was announced
j O Rourke, Lick "Had" Phelan, Charley i
'Murphy, Charley Ebbets, Jack Holl-md, -
! Oeorge Leldy. "Tip" ONeill. "Pin"
Ba!!-y. James purke, Harry Wolver-,
ton. "Happy"' Hot-an and Rodger lire.s-
Mhan would be amr.g the players In
Saturday's charity game. Covernor
K olouitt of Texas will jdve the worhl
t r,iai- kill-
Postal Card Sender Fined.
on a postal card which he to nt through :
the mails to a person in Marble Rock,1
Ioa, John Hartman was indlrted in ;
the I'nited States court here, and on j
his j4ea of guilty waa fined tZ.
PARCELS POST IS LOST
Coast-to-Coast Highway, Con
structed by Government,
Urged in Resolutions.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 17. After a
strenuous session that extended Into
the early hours of today, the resolu
tions committee of tho Trans-Mlssls-sippl
Commercial congress framed a
set of resolutions for presentation to
the congress, declaring tho Aldrich
currency plan "may he" a step In tho
right direction, but refusing to give
complete endorsement to the plnn.
The committee rejected resolutions fa
voring a parcels post and woman suf
frage. i on TIONAI, IIIOll WAT.
The resolutions approved by the com
mittee urge issuance of $".00,0'0,00i)
national bonds for the Improvement
of rivers and harbors; endorse a na
tional department of health; favor
government aid of good roads and for
a proposed national highway from
ocean to ocean; urge laws to prevent
railroads controlling steamship Itnes
engaged in coastwise trade, and favor
upbuilding of an American merchant
oki,aiiom( Kon rRFsiorcwr.
These olflcers were recommended for
the coming year:
President A. C. Trumbo, Muskogee,
Vice Presidents' II. O. Moore, Kan
sas City; Walter Hill. St. Umia; Lewis
Fiher. Galveston; Richard S. Jon-s,
oprojTFJ Pim,rppurw cams.
The feature of (he closing day was
an uddress on "Tho Philippines" by
Martin Egan. proprietor of the CaMe
News, Manila, In which ho strongly oj
poscd the suggested sale or trado of
TEACHER NAMES 3
MEN WHO TAR HER
IJncoln Center, Kana., Nor. 17.
Twelve Jurymen, all subject to chal
lenge, sat In tho box when the case of
Sbcrrlll Clark, a wealthy merchnnt,
a brother of Everett Clark, who al
ready has pleaded guilty; A. Rlmms. a
mill worker, and John Schmltt, a far
mor, was called In tho dtstrbit court
today. They are charged with as
sault and bnttory in conrwtctlon with
the tarring of MIsh Mary Chamberlalii,
a Bcbool teacher, at Shady Bend. MIhh
Chamberlain say these three did tho
actual tarring, while, the others looked
SPLIT IS PREDICTED
AT NATIONAL GRANGE
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 17. Mom hern
of tho majority organization In tbfl
convention of the Niitlonal Orange de.
dared today the backbone of the so-
calb-d insurgent movement was bro
ken. They Insisted tho affairs of tlnj
grange would move unbrokenly to th
conclusion of sesHkjns hero. The op
position, however, doclarod Monday
will se a different situation. Commit
tee reports were chief matters befor
tho grangers this morning.
REAR ADMIRAL, GRIEVING
FOR SON; KILLS SELF
VVahblngton, Nov. J7. Rear A'lmira
John Yeatmari Taylor, retired, formei
'. medic aJ director jf the I'nlted Slate
i navy, and one of the iiuwt distinguish-
I .-! ti.-.v.i! i:ri'i-,n, in tl,.
ed bis life here bv shooting himself In
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me j,eai wun a navy pistol, wmniii
. cer was alone in his st udy at. the time
: but the butler hearing the report,
found him unconscious. He died Ir.
balf an hour. Admiral Taylor was S2
years old and had had a notable ca
reer as a naval surgeon. His health
had long been poor and de;tth In an
automobile accident at Wilmington,
Ixd., two years ago of hi only son. An-
drew Pryson Taylor, wa a ;er
Knock to the aged burgeon. He never
left the house afterward and depori-
d nry over this sorrow and the hope
less condition of his health a believed
to have prompted him to take his life
Fire at Printing Plant.
Fire of unknown origin, which was
di;-.'ovred a few- minutes before 7
o'clock last night in the Ransom Print
ing company's building at .''lxU-nt!i
street ai.d Four'h avenue, Moline, cauH-
ed a loss of to the building and
its equipment of printing machine.
and ri-ce.slated tLe closing of the
plant pending the repairing of the