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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 39.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1911. FOURTEEN PAGES.
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RUSSIA SENDS TROOPS
Soldiers Ordered to Move on
Teheran to Enforce Ulti
matum of Czar.
Berlin. Doe. 1. A telegram from
Teheran reports the assassination of
Ala-Ed-Dowleh, who lately had been
promoting an accord with the gov
ernment and ex-shah which la re
ported to La desired by Russia. His
brother, former Persian minister to
Berlaa, was Involved In a controver
sy concerning; Treasurer-General
Shunter, whose dismissal has been
demanded by Russia,
Three men participated In the as
sassination of Ala-Ed Dowleb at Te
beran. They shot him seven times.
RUSSIAN lIKnAMU REJECTED.
Teheran, Persia, Dec. 1. The na
tional council rejected the Russian
ultimatum by a big majority. The
foreign minister resigned. The ul
timatum demanded the instant dis
missal of W. Morgan Shuster, an
American, who for several months
has occupied the post of Persian
treasurer-general. It also demanded
a cash Indemnity from Persia to cov
er the cost of dispatch of Russian
troops to that country.
OKEII AUVKB IGNORED.
A cablegram from British Foreign
Minister Greywa presented to the
assembly during its sitting. The dis
patch urged compliance with the Rus
sian demands, but some of the mem
bers pointed out England's ad rice had
hitherto only led to Persian humilia
tion. "They ' asserlTTaaY HussTan lnjuT
tlce bad become Intolerable and
thought - resistance to Russian de
mands "would awaken foreign atten
tion and lead to an Impartial inquiry.
Compliance, on the other hand, would
mean national suicide.
A deputation of members of the na
tional council waited on V. Morgan
Shuster before the vote was taken.
He bogged them to consult only the
Interests of their country, and not
TROOPS MOVE OS TKITFRAW.
Ft. "Petersburg, Doc. 1. In conse
quence of the Persian national coun
cil's rejection of the Russian demands,
Russian troops, now concentrated at
Relsbt, Persia, have been ordered to
advance on Teheran.
final Persian appeal.
1-ondon, Doc. 1. A final appeal
Foreign Secretary Grey to Inter-
vene with Russia in order to obtain
prolongation of the time limit of the
Russian ultimatum was made last
night by the Persian minister. Grey,
however, said he could do nothing
beyond advising compliance with the
TAITI GOOD OFFICE SOIGHT.
Washington, Dec. 1. President
Taft was appealed to by the Persian
American Educational society to use
his good offices to prevent war be
tween Russia and Persia.
Sill STER INQtlKKS FOR SOX.
Washington. Dec. 1. W. Morgan
Shuster, Jr., father of the trensurer
gcneral of Persia, conferred with the
state department officials today re
garding the position if his son. OS1
cials declined to state tlie nature of
HILLES MAY DIRECT
CAMPAIGN OF TAFT
Washington, Dec. 1 R:::!olph For
ster today was appointed executive
clerk to the president, and Sherman
P.' Allen, a newspaper correspondent,
wa sworn in 03 his successor as chief
clerk. Tlifse appointments will re
lieve Hilles, the president's secretary,
of much work, and has revived talk
of the probability of HiUcs becoming
chairman of the republican national
committee, miles probably now will
devote himself almost exclusively to
observation of political conditions and
consultation with republican leaders
in Taft'a Interest.
MINISTERS SERVING ON
JURIES IN COOK COUNTY
Chicago, Dec. 1. Judge Owens, in
the county court, varied a plan of hav
ing millionaires serve on Juries for
the insane, when 10 local clergymen,
ij!-ludi;is Bishop Fallows and Rabbi
liirsch, with two physicians, sat to
day to determine the sanity of a score
si rcrsong un3i-r detention. Minis
ters frc exempt from Jury service un
der t'ae law, but serwd at Oweni' re-
Forecast TIM 7 P. M. Tomorrow, lot
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Generally fair tonight and Satur
day, not much change In temperature;
the lowest temperature tonight will
be near the freezing point.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 32. High
est yesterday S9, lowest last night 29.
Velocity of wind at 1 a. m-, 6 miles
Relative uuaidity at 7 p. m, 79;
at 7 a. m., 89
Stage of wa'cr. 2.5; a fall of .7 In
last 24 hours
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun seta 430, rises 702; moon sett
2:50 a. m.; planet Mercury begins to be
visible In the west after sunset. Con
stellations visible 8:20 p. bl, this
month: Overhead, Perseus, Androme
da; north, Ursa Minor, Ursa Major.
Draco, Cassiopeia; east, Gemini, Canls
Minor. Taurus, Orion; northeast. Au
riga, Lynx; southeast, Lepus; south,
Aries, Pisces, Cetus, Fluvlus Erldanus;
southwest. Sculptor, Phoenix, Aquari
us; west, Pegasus. Delphlnus; north
west. Cepheus, Cygnus, Lyra. First
magnitude stars visible same hour
with brightness of each compared with
our sun as unity: Northeast, Capella.
GOO; east, Pollux. 125; Procyon. 10;
Aldebaran, 110; Betelgeux, 1.400; Rig
el. over 4,000; southwest. 25; north
west Deneb, over 1,800; Vega. 100.
Flanets during December: Mercury
In Sagittarius, visible low in west after
sunset, from 1st to 15th: Venus in Vir
go and Libra, rises about 3:30 a. nv;
Mars In Taurus, sets about 5:45 a. m.;
Jupiter In Scorpio, rises about 5:45 a.
m.; Saturn in Aries, nets about 4 a. m.;
Uranus in Sagittarius, sets about 7 p.
m.: NeDtune in Gemini, rises about 6
r. M.: Asteroid Ceres in view; Bror
sen's comet due at perihelion; sun In
Scorpio till ISth. then Sagittarius;
Geminid meteors in east tlU 14th.
CUMMINS FRAMES A
BILL FOR PRIMARIES
Washington, Dec. 1. Senator Cum
mins of Iowa announced today he .
would introduce a bill providing for
presidential primaries early in the
coming session. The bill would dlrectl
holding of primaries in each slate be-l
ginning Aug. 1 next, at which electors
of both parties could announce prefer-1
ences for both presidential elector
and candidates. If the plan carries,
ventfons except .framing platforms I
and arranging the machinery of the
MOCHA; THREE DEAD
Perim, Dec 1. A bombardment of
Mocha, on the coast of Arabia, yes
terday caused considerable damage,
but only three 1 urks were killed. One
of the Turkish shells passed over an
Italian cruiser causing the warship to
withdraw promptly. It Is stated the
bombardment probably will be re
sumed Dec. 4 ' more powerful Italian
GRANDSTAND FALLS; 60 -HURT;
Jackson, Miss., Dec 1. Between
60 and 80 persons were hurt, a score
seriously, three perhaps fatally, by
the collapse of a temporary grand
stand at the state fair grounds yes
terday afternoon Just; before the be
ginning of the annual football game
between the University of Mississippi
and Agricultural and Mechinical
college. A crowd estimated at 1,600
filled the stand at the time and all
were precipitated to the ground.
The stand suddenly tilted to the side
and a moment later crashed to the
ground, precipitating men, women
and children amid a mass of wreck
age and debris. The cries of men
and children pinned beneath the
wreckage were t pitiable. A large
number of uninjured swarmed over
the debrtB and r.ided in taking out
the injured. j
SULSER URGES ENDING
TREATY WITH RUSSIA
New York, Dec. 1. "Russia must
live up to th.6 terms of Its treaty
with us, or the treaty must be abro
gated." declared Congressman Sul-
ser, chairman of the committee on
foreign relations, in a statement
made public today. Sulser has a res
olution in congress calling for the
abrogation of the treaty with Rus
sia which he) hopes to pass at the
d ecatur! neb busin ess
SECTION BURNED DOWN
Decatur, (Neb.. Dec. 1. Fire this
morning witoed out the business por
tion of this xown. The loss Is $75,000.
Seveln Years for NJegus
Vienna, Dfeo. 1. N'jegus, who fired
four shots at Minister of Justice Hoe-
henburger dii ing the session of the
Austrian rel'borath Oct. 5. was sen
tenced today to seven years at hard
Shoots Sweetheart and Self.
Kenosha, Wife.. Dec. 1. John Ho
licka, 23. shot piig sweetheart, Anna
Trieblckoerbki. 8, and himself today.
Hollcka may recover, but the woman's
conditions is serUou. Jealousy Is the
J cause assigned. (
Viiupa auu iiuuoca ill wair
ton Are Looted and
BANK IS BURGLARIZED
Armed Men Enter Financial
Concern and Secure $5,000
Fears for Premier's Life
Hongkong, Dec 1. Most deplorable
outrages are frequent in towns and
settlements along the west river.
Shops and houses in Canton are fre
quently looted and robbed. Street
fighting goes on continuously. Armed
men robbed the Surban bank of $5,000
TROOPS SOT MOVING YET.
Washington, Dec. 1. Although
other countries are sending troops to
China, the United States, further than
to Instruct Minister Calhoun that men
are ready at Manila to send, has not
made a move for the dispatch of sol
diers from the Philippines.
YUAN SHI KAI SEEKS THRONE.
Peking, Dec. 1. Reports are seri
ously circulated here that Yuan Shi
Kal, the premier, intends to assume
the regency, if not the throne. Friend
of the premier, fearing his assassina
tion by either Manchus or Chinese,
recently solicited several of the for
eign legations to take measures to pro
tect him. The legations, through the
dean of the diplomatic corp, intimat
ed their willingness to acquiesce.
William J. Calhoun, the American min
ister, is continuing his endeavors to
induce Americans in the interior to
come to places where foreign protec
tion can be afforded them.
REBEL. ATTACK REPILSED.
The latest news is that the rebel at
tacks on the Tai-Ping and Chao-Yang
gates were repulsed with severe losses
to the republican troops. The efforts
of the sappers to dynamite the walls
also failed. At last accounts the bom
bardment was still going on. It is
stated that notwithstanding the al
leged intention of Yuan Shi Kai not
to Interfere at Nanking the govern
ment U sending the Eleventh Shan
Tung brigade to help the besieged im
perial troops. The national assembly
convened in secret session at the re
quest of Yuan Shi Kai The number
of members present has not been as
certained, but it ia believed to have
been maH, mainly imperialists.
APPROVES IQ.POaW LOAN.
The Franco-Belgian loan of $30,000,
000, which was negotiated by the
Japanese Baron Cottu, was approved,
as also was the contract in conjunc
tion with the loan for a bridge across
the Yangtae river between Hankow
J and Wu-Ciang. The sum of J SLi 00.000
HE REACH THE BANK?
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BUTTER 45 CENTS
AT KANSAS CITY
Different Eeasons Assigned for
Shortage F.nd JP-Ofe.iyj,
Go Higher' '-'
HIGH AT CrIICAGO ALSO
Seven More Per Pound Than a Tear
Ago Agitation Helped Dur
Kansas City, Dec. 1. With cream
ery butter here selling at 45 cents, 8 to
10 cents higher than a year ago, local
commission men today said It would
soon go several cents higher. Short
age In the usual supply of country but
ter is the cause assigned.
BLAME PUT ON WOMEN.
The shortage of the butter supply
was declared to be the result of the
failure of farmers' wives to make
.usual holiday purchases, they on such
occasions bringing in large quantities
of butter. Women also, it is said, are
not so ambitious nowadays to make
SEVEN ABOVE 1910.
Chicago, Dec. 1. Secretary Hale of
the Chicago butter and egg board, ad
mitting the butter price is now 7 cents
higher than a year ago, explained that
prices now are about the same as two
years ago. Lower prices last year, it
was explained, was the result of agi
tation against high prices and de
creased consumption. Members of
the board smiled at the reasons as
signed for higher prices at Kansas
to be delivered to the government
tbrougb the Russian and Belgian
banks here, will be forthcoming im
mediately. There has been a significant move
ment of troops In and out of Peking,
Manchus departing and Chinese tak
ing their places. It Is reliably report
ed that by reason of these changes
the garrison now is almost equally
balanced between Manchu and Chi
The action of the regent In per
mitting the denature of the Manchus
is believed to indicate his reliance on
the loyalty of Yuan Shi Kai, but what
is considered the reason for the
change is that Yuan Shi Kal feared
an outbreak among the troops which
would augment his difficulties and pos
sibly result in anti-foreign disorders.
Prominent Manchus, however, dis
trust Yuan Shi Kal and believe his
object was solely to obtain complete
CHICAGO CRIMINAL -RECORD
Chicago, Dec 1. Forty burglaries,
more than a score of highway robber
ies and a number of pickpocket thefts
reported to the. police "Thanksgiving
eve and night brought the toll of the
present crime wave to Its highest pro
portions, uniy a lew arrests were
OF MAIL MEN
lybandmnT of ThV'OF
ganization is Ordered
MAY BE RESISTANCE
Body Is Held "Inimical to In
terests of United States
Chicago, Dec. 1. What employes of
the mail service term an attack on
their union was received here today
in a general .order from First Assist
ant Postmaster General Grandfield de
manding the disbanding of secret or
ganizations in the service immediate
ly. FRATERNALS ACCEPTED.
The order does not apply to mem
bership In fraternal secret organisa
tions outside of the posal service.
Membership in the union organization
is termed "inimical to the interests of
the government" and incompatible
with the employes' oath of service.
BEATTIE FAMILY IS
LEFT A CONFESSION
Richmond, Va., Dec 1. The
Newp-Leader prints the outline of
what is said to have been a detailed
private confession left by Henry
Clay Beattle, Jr., for the perusal of
his family alone. According to this
Beattle decided two weeks before the
crime was committed to kill his wife.
The details coincide almost precise
ly with the state's theory of the case
at the trial. Beattle is said to have
asserted his marriage was loveless
and forced upon him by his father.
60,000 MEN ARE ON
A STRIKE IN BERLIN
Berlin, Dec 1. A lockout of metal
workers, which went into effect last
night, already has affected 50,000 to
60,000 men. Representatives of both
sides are in conference today endeav
oring to reach a settlement
The 53,000 women garment makers.
who struck sometime ago, are still out.
There Is now a prospect of settling
DESPONDENT I0WAN IS
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 1. Well
lngton Frye, 22, of Dayton, Iowa, com
mitted suicide here today. Marital
troubles and. despondency over loss of
his position are given as the cause.
DEATH TOLL 100
Various States to Be Asked to
.Pass More Drastic Laws
to Stop Slaughter.
SECRETARY WILSON'S PLAN
Federal Government Will Conduct
Investigation 31 Victims of
Chicago, Dec. 1. The hunting sea
son, which closed yesterday, cost 100
lives and resulted In more or less se
vere injuries, to 37 men. Last year
the dead numbered 100 and the Injur
ed SI. The annual loss of life in the
pursuit of game has attracted the at
tention of the authorities of the gov
ernment, and. by direction ot Secre
tary Wilson of the . adgrtcultural de
partment, the biological survey is
studying the accidents this year, as
well as statistics for the last five
The results of the investigation and
suggestion for legislation will be em
bodied in a report to be published at
the end of the year. With these sta
tistics to work on the federal govern
ment will try to induce the various
states to enact laws which will de
crease the annual slaughter of hunters.
BEWARE OP A COMPANION.
When one goes hunting he would
better take no companion. This year's
statistics prove that a companion is
the most dangerous part of a hunting
outfit. He has caused at least 25 per
cent of the fatal accidents of the sea
son, his carelessness being responsible
for 24 deaths and the injury of 14 per
sons who were lucky enough to es
cape mortal hurts.
A well known Chicago man was a
victim of a companion. Charles Q.
McRoberts, law partner of Charles H.
Aldrich, and once a candidate for aid'
crman from the Twenty-fifth ward.
while hunting near Antioch, 111., was
accidentally shot by his guide.
A. A. Hayes, general freight auditor
of the Santa Fe railroad, also fell from
a companion's shot. He was shot in
the leg by a companion while hunting
near Belpre, Kan., and died from re
sulting blood poison.
THINKS EVERYTHING A DEER.
The enthusiastic . fcXJ&Q-tf
takes every Moving thing for a deBnCbmnigttorstni contains
also took his gun in hand again this
year, and when the sum total of his
achievements in the way of killing peo
ple had been figured up it showed him
responsible for the death of 10 persona
and the Injury of seven others.
While hunting rabbits near McLouth,
Kan., John Clemm accidentally shot
six young women who were standing
on the front porch of his home. A
rabbit ran around the house and Clemm
fired at it with a shotgun. He missed
the rabbit, but the shot struck the
young women, all of whom were
wounded In the lower limbs.
VICTIMS OP OWN CARELESSNESS.
Thirty-one of the deaths were vic
tims of their own carelessness, having
shot .themselves. Most of these acci
dents were caused by the victim pull
ing his gun, muzzle first, toward him
while climbing a fence or leaving a
boat or some other situation In which
caution should have been exercised.
Of the injured 13 shot themselves.
Andrew Finsland, a well known res
ident of Superior, Wis., is in danger of
losing his mind as a result of shooting
a deer. He wounded the animal, but
it managed to escape. For four suc
cessive days he hunt,, 1 for the carcass
of the deer. He finally found it and
brought It in. He was almost famish
ed and became violently 111. He grew
worse and had to be taken to a hospi
tal, where he is in a serious condition
both mentally and physically.
Edward Smith of Saginaw, N. C, who
was blind, but accustomed to hunt un
accompanied, shot himself when he
stumbled with his gun.
SENATOR AND GAME WARDEN.
One of the best hunting stories of
the season Is told on State Senator
Charles Cartier of iLudlngton, Mich.
The senator, returning from a hunting
expedition in Ontonagon county, de
tected Deputy Game Warden O'Connell
going through his luggage In the bag
"What are you doing there?" he de
manded. "I am a game warden, and I am go
ing through this baggage," said O'Con
nell. "I am a senator and I helped to make
the game laws," said Cartier.
"Well, you did a poor job," re
torted the warden.
For once the tart reply made a big
ger hit than the soft answer, which
proverbially turneth wrath away.
Senator Cartier laughed heartily,
and proceeded to get better acquaint
ed wim waraen u toaneu. as a re
sult of their talk it is not unlikely that
Senator Cartier will have some prac
tical suggestions to offer when the re
vision of the game laws is taken up at
the next session of the Michigan leg
islature. Honors cr New Cardinals.
Rome, Dec 1. Pope Plus has ap
pointed Card-Dai Farley a member of
the consistor'i-i and propaganda con
gregations, Ca dinal O'Connell to the
congregations -l rites and studies, and
Cardinal Falco-ilo to the congregations
of Propaganda and religious.
Has Done Fairly Well,
but Wants People to
WINONA SPEECH BREAK
Objects to Disturbing Business
Conditions Not Dependent
on Public Office.
New Tork, Dec 1. In the current
issue of the Outlook there appears an
article entitled "President Taft's Own
View, an Authorized Interview," in
which the president discusses current
topics with an interviewer, as follows.
Speaking of thetarlff Issue, Mr. Presi
dent, if you covld begin your adminis
tration again, would you repeat your
Winona speech tomorrow?' the inter
"In phraseology, no; in effect, yes.
Had I known as much as I do now, I
should havo realized that there are
some things one cannot leave to be
taken for granted. I dictated that
speech to a stenographer on the cars
between two stations, and glanced
through it only enough to straighten
its grammar; It was sent out by the
press with con espondingly little cere
mony, so lb at papers received it in
all sorts of shapes. If I had prepared
it two or three weeks before and re
vised it deliberately, as I ought to
have done, f should have clarified sev
eral passages. i
WOULD HAVE MADE CHANGE!,
"And, particularly, I should have
cnangea tne tentence where I pro
claim the Payne tariff act the best .
ever passed. The comparative would -have
been a better description than '
J th -.superlative; for, whatever -Its
less to be criticised than Us predeces
sors, and it did, as a whole, revise the'
existing schedules downward.
"I have no fault to find with either
democrats cr insurgents for trying to"
reduce any duties they chose; what
I object to is disturbing the business
of the country today, when there Is
nothing better than guesswork to pro
ceed upon, and then disturbing it
afresh six months later when the best
available information Is before us. I
do not join in the charge of Inconsist
ency against the democrats for com
promising with La Follette on the
wool schedule instead of standing by
their own figvtes. If they could not
get all the reduction they asked for,
they were quite justified in taking
what they ould get My chief criti
cism on their tariff activities last ses
sion was .that they -were willing to
send to me legislation so crude and
111 digested that they must have
known. If they had paused to think,
that I could not possibly approve it."
HIGH TARIFF MONOPOLY AID.
'Is your tariff reduction program
based on tha theory that it will bring
about a corresponding reduction la the
cost of living''
I think that that effect Is greatly
overestimated. My chief objection to
a needlessly hih tariff i? that it nour
ishes monopoly. It holds forth a con
stant temptation to the formation of
little trusta, which often are more di
rectly oppressive to the consumer
than big ones "
"Mr. Pres.dont, there Is your tariff
board. You have been sharply criti
cised for makiug it up of men who are
not tariff experts."
"And that is true; they are not If
I had been appointing a board of tariff
experts I ouid not have got along
with less thin 25, In order to do jus
tice to all branches of the subject.
What I undertook to do was to make
up a board of trained Investigators,
capable of managing a thorough in
quiry into costs of production and of
analyzing iU elements. First, Mr.
MacVeagh vrote to friends in leading
universities, asking each to give me a
list of the economists considered by
them best equipped for the task in
band. Prof?3OT Emery's name was
on all the lists and at the top of half
of them, so I made him chairman of
the board. T'a&e comes from the Uni
versity of Virginia; Sanders is an au-'
thority on agriculture; Reynolds, In
interpreting aid enforcing the tariff
laws for four years, had presumably
learned the ins and outs of that busi
ness; and Howard I regarded as the
oblest southern representative In con
gress in my Cay. These men made no
pretense of ba.ng tariff experts; they
employ all the expert help they need.
IS REVENUE PRODUCER. 1
"I fully reit;e, and I wish our peo
ple would understand that the present
prosperity of the treasury is due in
no small msa-ure to the existing
tariff, which, notwithstanding all its
faults, is a revenue producer. There
is ol good de-'l more that can be said
for that act it gave us a maximum
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