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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 43.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1911. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE ROC
K
PACKERS MAY
YET SECURE
TRIAL DELAY
Enter Pleas of Not Guilty
in Chicago Federal
Court
QUIZ OF VENIREMEN
Ttve Weather
Holding of Criminal Clause of
Anti-Trust Law as Uncon
stitutional Obstacle.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow tot
Hock. Island, Davenport, MoUne,
and Vlolntty.
Generally fair tonight and Thurs
day, moderate tamper ature. The
lowest temperature tonight will be
about the freezing point.
Temperatnra at 7 a. m, 14. High
est yesterday 48, lowest last night,
38.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. S miles
per hour.
Precipitation none.
Relatlre humidity at 7 p. m. 68,
at 7 a. m. 64.
Sure of water 2.6, a fall of .1 In
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
A8TRONOMICAL EVENTS.
(From noon today to soon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 429, rises 7j07; moon rises
4:35 p. m.; 8 p. m.. moon at perigee,
nearest earth, distant 222,600 miles;
planet Mercury seen setting; In south
west after sunset.
Chicago. Dec. 6. The 10 Chicago
packers, under Indictment for alleged
criminal violations of the Sherman
anti-trust law. appearing for trial be
fore Judge Carpenter In the federal
district court this morning, all entered
pleas of not guilty.
Questioning of veniremen proceeded
all morning. Prospective Jurors were
asked a to whether they had busi
ness with any of the defendants;
whether their relations were employed
In the various enterprises in which the
packers are Interested. Also whether
they might not be Influenced through
HOLDING M'NAMARAS
FOR FEDERAL JURY
Los Angeles. Cal, Dec. 6. The Mo
Namaras are still In jail here, not hav
ing been transferred to the peniten
tiary to begin sentence because, It is
said, of a possibility of their being
wanted by the federal grand Jury In
vestigating an alleged nation-wide dy
namiting conspiracy.
Philadelphia, Dec. 6. The McNa
tiiarai were responsible for explosions
in this city which damaged a struc
tural iron works and Beveral buildings,
according to Detective Burns, who is
in Philadelphia today. Burns says one
CHE GOMEZ IS
PUTTODEATH
Troublesome Mexican is
Taken From Train and
Lynched.
CITIZENS FORM A MOB
Victim, With Eight of His Fol
lowers, on Way to Capital
When Seized.
GERMAN EMPIRE
SHOULDERS CHIP
England Informed Deeds, Not
Words, Shall Guide Future
Relations.
STRONGER FAITH NEEDED
This Would Have Obviated Moroccan
Tension, Declares) Chancellor
In Raichs tag.
Mexico City. Mex., Dec. 6. "Che"
Gomez, whose rebellion at Juchitan re
sulted In a clash between President
Madero and the governor of Oaxaca,
was lynched yesterday afternoon at
Rlncon Antonio. Eight of Gomez's
Berlin, Dec. 6. The- Morocco ques
tion came up yesterday at the final
session of the reienstag. Imperial
Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg in
a speech made it clear that Anglo-
German relations In the future would
depend on deeds rather than on assur
ances. The chancellor was applauded
at the conclusion except by the mem
bers of the Social Democratic party.
''English ministers," said the chan
cellor, "with other speakers In the
house of commons expressed a wish
for the betterment of relations be
tween England and Germany. For
myself I am In accord with that wish,
40.000 EDGE
ON HARRIMAEJ
Socialist Candidate for
Mayor Loses in Los
Angeles.
PLEAS TO AVOID
DEATH: DARROW
Chief Counsel for McNamaras
Declares State Had Sure
Convictions.
NO LOOPHOLE REMAINED
WOMEN AID IN DEFEAT
Confessions of McNamaras Be
lieved to Have Played Part
in the Result.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 6. Present
indications are that Job Harrlman, so
ciali8t candidate for mayor, is defeated
by about 40,000 by Mayor George Alex
ander, who led the good government
forces.
Score of Witnesses Ready to Iden
tify James B. aa Present Day
of Times Horror.
RAISE A CRY
AGAINSTFAKE,
LANDBOOMS
Irrigation Congress Dele
gates Tell of Falsa
Promises.
BACK ON THE JOB
having been victims of the famous ! f the McNamaras registered at a hotel
"stock yards smell" which penetrates
portions of the city, or whether any
friends or relatives lived In the sec
tions of Chicago most affected by the
stock yard odor.
MAY IE 1' BE STOPPED.
The packers' trial, though actually
begun. Is likely even yet to be stopped,
according to attorneys, by a ruling of
the 'United States supreme court on
the latest appeal of the packers, that
the criminal section of the law under
which they are being tried 1b uncon
stitutional. Pending such a decision,
the defendants entered separate pleas
of not guilty today.
the day one -place was wrecked.
Washington, Dec. 6. The Mo
Namara ways and means committee
of the American Federation of La
bor met here today. It was said a
statement probably would be issued
after the meeting. All phases of
the McNamara case. It . was said.
would be considered.
3 BLACKS BURNED TO
DEATH BY WHITE MOB
.. -MempMav- Teiiu..' JJSf I. Two ne
groes and ons negress were burned
to death by a mob of white land ten
ants who tobject to occupancy of land
yby negroes near Savannah, Tenn., yes
terday, according to reports received
hers today. The negroes, traveling to
a gin with a load of seed cotton, were
waylaid, tied to a wagon, it Is aald,
and the mob, after firing the cotton,
stood guard until the negroes were
cremated.
WILL SCORE RUSSIA
AT A MASS MEETING
New York, Dec. 6. A great mass
meeting will be held here tonight to
protest against Russia's discrimina
tion regarding' passports of Americans
on account of religion. . Vice President
Sherman, Speaker Clark, Congressman
Sulser and other prominent fliyjfawlflj
BkUUl COO U1Q lUOCUliS.
Resolutions will b adopted demand-
lng that congress compel Russia to
live up to the treaty of 1832, or the
treaty will be abrogated. The com
mittee has assurances of support from
more than one hundred congressmen.
Similar meetings will be held In the
principal cities of thlg country, also in
London and Berlin, to protest against
Russia's attitude toward the Jewish
dtlsens of those countries.
FIVE PERSONS DIE
IN RAILROAD WRECK
Pittsburg, Dec. 6. Five trainmen
were killed and a number of person
injured today In a wreck of two
freights and an express train on the
Pennsylvania railroad at Devil's bend,
near Manor, Pa. An extra freight ran
Into a stalled freight, both trains leav
ing the track. The Chicago express,
carrying nothing but express, rushed
along the westoound track Into the
wreckage. The express went over a
20-foot embankment. Twenty-six val
uable1 horses being carried on express
cars were killed.
Chicago, Dec. 6. The St. Paul rail
way's overland limited train "Olympi
an" was last night derailed In a deep
cut near Java Junction, S. D. The
entire train loft the track, the three
rear sleepers turning over. Conduc
tor ToBter was the only person In
jured. Several hundred passengers
aboard were transferred to another
train after six hours' delay. Spread
ing rails is believed to have caused
the accident The fact that It was a
solid steel train is believed to have
prevented a loss of life.
CALL ROCKEFELLER
IN STEEL INQUIRY
Washington, Dec. 6. John D. Rocke
feller and Rev. Fred D. Gates, mana
ger of Rockefeller's charltlea, were to
day Invited to appear before the steel
committee next Monday to repl- to
tharges by the Merritt brothers con
certing the Mesaba ore properties.
TAFT IS TO REAPPOINT
HARLAN COMMISSIONER
Washington, Dec 6. The presl
dent announced today he would send
to the senate, probably Thursday,
the renomlnatlon of James S. Har
lan as interstate commerce commis
sioner, for a seven-year term.
Sugar Reduced Again.
New York, Dec. 6. Refined sugar
was reduced 10 cents per 100 pounds
today.
Yesterday in Congress
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 6. "Noth
ing but the gallows at the end," was
the outcome predicted last night by
Attorney Clarence S. D arrow, as
chief of counsel for the defense, If
the trial had run to a verdict and
to subsequent appeals. For the first
time Mr. Darrow cited specific In
stances of evidence which he said it
would have been Impossible to re
fute. Even to have put James B.
McNamara on the stand In his own
behalf would have been hopeless, he
declared.
"Judge Bordwell's statement says
that it was proposed by the defense
that James B. McNamara should
plead guilty and even take a death
sentence if his brother could be
free," Darrow was told.
"Well," replied Darrow. "I have
denied that charge so often that I'm
not going to do it over again now."
Mr. Darrow's statement is as fol
lows: TEXT OK DARROW STATEMENT.
"I- entered this case with the
greatest reluctance and only after
the most earnest persuasion. I did
it unselfishly. I have for many
years given my time and best ability
and my life to the cause of labor and
the poor.
"I nave been here six months and
have spent many troubled days and
sleepless nights trying to run down
every clew and make every possible
investigation and trying to do the
best I could for my clients and the
cause that I served. I had able as
sociates who gave me their best ef
forts and their best service through
It all.
"From the first there was never
the slightest chance to win. To
those who say it would have been
better to have gone to trial and suf
fer complete defeat I would call at
fpntlnn to iha tiw.t tht thrn wora
partisans met a like fate.
Gomez, who was on his way to the
capital with eight of his followers,
tii taken from the train at Rincon
Antonio Monday afternoon and placed obtained experience through what
but 1 remember that the same wish
has been expressed repeatedly by both
sides for years. Nevertheless, we jtave
MURDER TRIAL IN HENRY
COUNTY IS POSTPONED
Kewanre, 111., Dec. 7. Ernest
Sihroeder, indicted for the murder
of Ignatz Schmidt of Geneseo, an
aged relative of his, will not be tried
until the February term of the Hen
ry county circuit court. A continu
ance was granted upon the application
of his attorneys.
Wickcrsbam Improved.
Washington, Dec. 6. Attorney Gen
ersl WIckersham, attacked by illnees
jettrrday, was reported Improved to-
Cay.
Blows Out Gas; Dead.
St. Paul. Minn.. Dec. 6. Because 17-
o:r-cld KWe Fr!e did not know gai
thruld he turned out and not blown
out. be lli-s dead at the tome or a
brother, Henry Frie
SENATE.
Met at 2 p. m. President's mes
sage read in both houses. Lorimer
investigation resumed with testi
mony for the defense. Stephenson
senatorial election Investigating
subcommittee probably will report
to the full committee just before
Christmas holiday recess. Enforced
publicity of trust affairs advocated
before interstate commerce commit
tee by witnesses. Monetary com
mission ' decided to prepare a bill
carrying out its conclusion along
line of the Aldrlch plan. Senator
Smith turned back to the treasury
$3,000 pay for senatorial service
while governor of Georgia. About
200 recess nominations, mostly post
masters, army and navy officers, sub
mitted by president. Polndexter
(Washington) criticised court of
commerce decision In Spokane rate
case. Abrogation - of Russian pass
port treaty proposed In bill by Cul
berson (Texas) and petition pre
sented by Martina (New Jersey). Re
peal of Canadian reciprocity propos
ed in bill by Heyburn (Idaho). Ad
journed 3:10 p. m. until 2 p. m.
Thursday.
HorsE.
Representative Hamlin nrged bill
requiring expenditures from secret
fund of state department be reported
to congress. Steel trust investiga
ting committee decided to confer
Thursday on Its procedure in view of
government suit. Speaker Clark re
fused to act on memorial asking
Representative Littleton's expulsion.
President, In a resolution, was ask
ed what countries had applied for
free admission of print paper and
pulp wood. Tariff program confer
ence of democratic members of ways
and means committee called for
Wednesday. Speaker Clark received
unofficial appeal for American inter
vention in Persia. Adjourned .at 3
p. m. until noon Wednesday.
in Jail by order of Governor Juarez,
despite he had been promised safe
conduct by the president and bore a
passport.
He was taken from the Jail by a
mob of residents augmented by hun
dreds from the neighboring regions,
marched two miles from town, and
shot to death.
APPEAL FOR TROOPS.
After the assassination local au
thorities appealed to Governor Juarez
for troops. Further trouble seemed
certain. He obtained the consent of
General Merodio to send troops to the
village. Before the troops arrived,
however, the eight Gomez followers
were taken from the jail into the hills.
What the fate of the latter might
have been is problematical, but it was
hastened by the approach of the troop
train. The mob stopped with its pris
oners at the little stations. As they
appeared the troops were seen and
without delay the prisoners were rld-
dled with bullets and the assassins
fled.
Reports from San Geronlmo were
that mobs of Oaxacans paraded the
streets shouting "Viva Juarez," "Viva
Oaxaca Libre" and "Death to Madero."
Among the lynchers were many of
the former followers of Gomez, who
declared he had betrayed them.
GESEHAL REYES RETURNS.
General Bernardo Keyes has re
turned to Mexico. Just where he is
and Just where he crossed the Inter
national boundary are not generally
known, but that he Is In Mexican ter
ritory Is an official statement.
Instead of manifesting alarm be
cause of hU coming, government offi
cials 'professed keen pleasure. They
believe they will have little trouble
In effecting his capture and the state-
meet is made, if taken, he will have
to stand trial on the charge of Incit
ing rebellion.
Farmer Takes Acid; Dies.
Champaign, I1L, Dec 6. Robert Hud
son, a young farmer of Champaign
county, committed suicide' by taking
carboUo acid. A nervous breakdown
was the cause.
had occurred.
SCRATCHES ON THE SLATE.
"My phrase, 'a clean slate, has
been taken up by England, but the
alate of the recent past has been writ
ten on with a hard pencil, leaving per
manent scratches 'which cannot be
written over In the future if suspicion
wields the pencil.
"The English minister rightly sees
that Germany's growing strength cov
ers ho aggressive Plans. We also
wish sincerely not only for peace and
friendship but for an actual better
ment of relations tending to keep the
peace. This is our wish; only so far
as England Is concerned it needs to
demonstrate its desire In a positive
manner in Its policy."
The chancellor announced that the
Imperial government accepted for the
future parliamentary control regard
ing the acquisition or cession of col
onies. He argued that the speech of
David Lloyd-George, British chancel
lor of the exchequer, on July 21 was
unjustified.
Had Sir Edward Grey, the British
foreign secretary, received Germany's
assurances of July 1 and July 4 in
more good faith Instead of acting on
rumors In native circles and on news
paper reports concerning Agadlr, or
had he at any time asked frankly for
explanations regarding German policy.
there would have been no occasion
for tension, said Von Bethmann-Hollweg.
SOI GHT PEACEFTL SOLUTION.
France and -Germany, ha continued,
as was easily to be proved by docu
ments, were laboring throughout for
a peaceful solution. Sir Edward Grey
had stated that he never had regard
ed an Interruption of the negotiations
as probable. If, therefore, the Brit
ish foreign minister did not deny the
reports of England's military prepara
tions in the summer, to which, the
chancellor repeatedly referred, the
true responsibility for the crUIs should
be laid on other shoulders than Ger
many's. The close of the debate was marked
by decided manifestations against the
English attitude.
Los Angeles, many in San Francisco,
and others In different parts of the
country to be used against us.
READY TO IDENTIFY ACCUSED.
"There were scores of witnesses to
Identify James B. McNamara as be
ing present practically on the day of
the Times explosion and one at
MANY LOSE THEIR ALL
Return, After Bursting of Bub
ble, Poverty-Stricken and
Broken-Hearted.
Chicago, Dec. 6. Hearty support of
fedetal control cf all reclamation Irri
gating projects was urged by speakers
at the national Irrigation congress to
day. Expressions supporting federal
control followed criticism that "bur
eaucratic red tape" In the government
reclamation service was delaying Irri
gation made by Fred Whiteside of
Montana.
DRIYINO PEOPLE AWAY.
Secretary of State Frear of Wiscon
sin attacked "fake" land schemes, say
ing they are driving capital and people
out of his and other states, and that
farming people, allured by unfounded
promises, often returned to their na
tive slate poverty-stricken and broken
hearted.
"Too much water Is as much a blight
to land as none at all," was the pith
of addresses given today by delegates
interested in the reclamation of swamp
land. It was declared that these lands.
tfra'ned, would support 90,000,000 people.
SHUSTER ASSURED
SAFETY IN PERSIA
Washington, Dec 6. The senate
was not In session today. In the
house a large number of mlscellan-
vm, ... - i jt i .. ..it .
cuub uam wvio vuiumoiou uuuet taii--.
ger nrgea ine diplomatic recall on
account of the Russian passport
trouble.
Congress will not act on tb Shns
ter incident in Persia, according to
conclusions reached by the democrat
ic leaders in the house today. They
received assurances from the state
department that while Shuster went
to Persia In an Individual capacity,
least in the building. There was
overwhelming evidence of all kinds, i he will be protected in any emer-
which no one could have surmounted 1 gency as would any other American
if they would. I citizen.
The total vote in 270 out of 317 pre
cincts shows Alexander's majority 31,
300. In the 47 missing precincts he
expects to swell his lead to over 37,000.
The prohibition amendment was beat
en apparently by even a greater ma
jority. Women, who cast 75,000 votes,
more than half the total, voted over
whelmingly against the measure.
EARLY VOTING IS HEAVY.
In those precincts where what is.
known as the "labor vote" was heav
iest, the early voting was spirited.
Long lines of men and women were in
waiting when the judges opened the
polls Because of the heavy registra
tion of women, many of the precincts
were divided Into two or three voting
places.
Though the early voting was heavy,
there were no signs of disorder. The
proportion of men and women voting
early seemed about equally divided.
FORESEE EASY VICTORY.
The good government forces declared
:t was simply a matter of counting the
majority for Alexander, many of them
not being willing to admit that Harrl
man, socialist candidate for mayor,
had even a chance.
Oa the other hand. Harriman's lieu
tenant said he would win by not less
than 10,000 plurality They based
their hopes, they said, on the large
registration of working women. ,
Neither side was willing to admit or
assert that the outcome of the McNa
mara case would figure in the least In
the selection of municipal officers.
Members of the Woman's Progres
sive league, allied with the good gov
ernment iorces, worked with a will
getting out women voters.
IRELAND HOME RULE
SOON TO BE REALITY
London, Dec. 6. Premier As
qulth announced in the commons
this afternoon the government would
use all constitutional means at its
disposal to pass a home rule bill
for Ireland during the present par
liament. This announcement mean
he undertakes to force a home rule
bill through three consecutive ses
sions if necessary, thus making it
become effective In spite of the op
position of the peers.
"If the state had put on Its case
we could not even have put the de
fendant on the stand to deny those
facts. We could not prove an alibi.
We could not prove he was not
there. The failure to do so would
have been as much of an adidission
as it was today.
"We were confronted with the sit
uation of dragging our case, per
haps for years, with nothing but the
gallows at the end, and no chance
to raise any doubt In a thinking
mind, and, in the meantime, collect
ing money from thousands of per
sons who could not know the facts,
To go on under such circumstances
would have been madness and only
postponed an evil until It would
have been a still greater evil and
the consequences graver than they
are now.
LIFE SAVING FIRST DUTY.
"All of this was thoroughly under
stood by my associates and no one
hesitated about accepting It. We
acted as we thought right and best
and will take the consequence of the
act. Our first duty as lawyers and
men was to save the lives in our
charge and our duty to the cause
called for the same action.
"From the beginning I have been
watching and working to this end.
We have accomplished 'It. I am re
conciled to the result.
"For myself, personally, I have
spent many years In this cause. If
I had not believed in it I would have
abandoned it when I was young and
ambitious. In some form I shall
continue In It to the end. I have
fought this and all my battles with
out hatred or malice to any one, rec
ognizing that In this great drama
and all that is connected with the
case, all men of both sides are help
less as to themselves and acting a
part that 1b forced upon them by a
bitter conflict which only right feel
ing between capital and labor can
ever end.
SOUGHT ONLY TO DO DUTY.
If people misjudge my motive I
can only say for myself that I have
acted unselfishly and from devotion
all along and I have always been
ready and fairly able to take upon
myself all the responsibilities for my
actions and I shall continue to do it
so long as I have the strength.
"I do not beg anybody's friend
ship or sympathy in this matter. I
Democratic members of the house
ways and means committee discuss
ed the tariff situation. It la prob
able no announcement of their plans
will be made until after the presi
dent sends to congress the report of
the tariff board on wool and cotton.
Representative Sims today claimed
the bill abolishing the commerce
court would be passed.
New York, Dec. 6. Severe pres
sure was exerted on the stock mar
ket, railroad stocks being the spe
cial object of attack. Increased
selling pressure was attributed to
ivews from Washington, particularly
relating to the bill for the abolition
of the commerce court and the pro
posal of physical valuation of rail
roads.
PRINCE CHUN QUITS
AS CHINA'S REGENT
Peking, Dec. 6. Prince Chun, re
gent and father of the child emper
or, abdicated today. His place as
guardian of the throne Is taken joint
ly by Shi Hsu, a Manchu prince and
former president of the national as
sembly, and Hsu-Sbt-Chang, vice
president of the privy counsel.
RIVER AND HARBOR
CONGRESS OPENED
Washington, Dec. 6. The national
rivers and harbors congress opened
here, today. The program of the open
ing session includes addresses by Rep
resentative Sparkman, chairman of
the house committee on rivers " and
harbors, and Dr. David McKlnley, di
rector of the University of Illinois.
ARE SEEKING TO REFUTE
THE STORY OF C. A.WHITE
Washington, Dec 6. The Lorimer
committee resumed Its sessions today
with the prospect of hearing a long
list of witnesses called by the de
fense to disprove the testimony of
Charles A. White that Sidney Yar
brough was witb him in Springfield,
HI., May 24, 1909.
William H. Stunner of Chicago re
peated his testimony given before the
Burrows committee, reaffirming a
statement of a conversation with
have the consciousness that I have White, in which the latter is alleged
done everything that I could do and to have declared be "Lad something
have acted in the way' that la best
for all in this world wide conflict.'.
"If anything more is asked from
me by either side they will find me
ready when the time comes."
the Lorimer crowd and was going to
get some money without working."
Stunner said he considered White's
statement a "drunken, boastful bar
room conversation."

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