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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. XO. 54.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1911. SJ XTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
Generally Believed That
Manchu Rule. i Doomed
Puzzle Picture: Why is Dad So Popular?
YUAN SHI KA1AS RULER
Great Fight at Shanghai Con
ference to Determine Future
Form of Government.
Washington, Dec. 19. To the
United. States belongs the credit of
bringing about a concert of action In
China by the six great powers. The
Washington government Initiated the
movement which now has taken defi
nite form at Shanghai. The United
State has been the agent to bring the
powers Into a common agreement
based upon the necessity of preserv
lng the Integrity and autonomy of
BEX.IKTCS PEACE ASSCRED.
Whether this Is accomplished under
a republican or Imperial form of gov
ernment Is not regarded as material
Washington believes that success will
attend the meeting of the peace com
mlssloners at Shanghai and that the
present armistice will be replaced by
a condition of peace without a relapse
PROGRAM OP COSFKBEMIE.
Shanghai. Dec. 19. Promise of
peace In China became more definite
today with the announcement that
Japan. Great Britain, UuTed States.
Russia, France and Germany have
united In a cooperative effort to as
sist Wu Ting Fang and Tang Shao-Yl
in their negotiations. It is clearly
understood the action by the' powers
Is taken in the most friendly manner.
It is unmistakably evident that a con
tinuation of Manchu rule, even as con
cerns the imperial throne at Peking,
!,jconiilered unlikely, by etthet-sUe. ,
EHriOROK IS HOHRTTL. ' '
Even though the present dynasty is
ousted, the premier evidently hopes
to retain an imperial form of govern
ment, with, possibly, the present em
peror designed as the first ruler of
the new Chinese dynasty and with
Yuan-Shl-Kal as repent. The person
ality of Yuan-Shl-Kal dominates the
convention. The great light among
the delegates will be as to whether
the form of government Is to be em
pire or republican.
TrlX PIKST1 PRESIDENT.
If an empire Yuan will be regent
If a republic Yuan will be lirwt presi
dent. The revolutionary delegates be
lieve that they will be victorious In
their demands 'or a republic.
Even the staunchest of the Imperi
alist delegates admit that the Manchu
rule Is doomed.
TROOPS MVRJJF.R CiKKRAU
Peking, Dec. 19. Tuan-Fang, former
director general of the Ilukwan rail
road, and at one time viceroy of the
province of Chl-Ll, according to In
formation received by missionaries at
Chung King, has been killed at Tse-
Chow, in Shan-Si province, by his own
soldiers. Tuan-Frang previously had
dined with his officers, and. suspecting
their disloyalty, offered them 2C.000
taels for a safe passage to Slan-Fu,
the capital of Shen-Si province. He
then sought to escape in a chair, his
brother accompanying him, but the
soldiers detected TuanFang and one
of them slsshed him with a sword.
"Would you kill me?" asked the gen
eral, and the chorus "Yes! Kneel!"
cam from the soldiers. To this Tuan
Fang answered. "I shall not kneel
You may kill me if you choose." The
so'diers then fell upon the general and
hacked his body to pieces. His
brother also was killed.
PROMIAEJVT J EMPIRE.
Tn an -Fang was one of the most
j-rominent men in China. He had oc
cupied high positions as governor of
various provinces, and was at one time
viceroy at Nanking and at Chekiang
' ard FoKien. He visited the United
States in 1906 at the head of a Chi
nese commission for the study of edu
cational and Industrial conditions.
Tuan-Fang was a recognized soldier,
art critic and collector. While gov
einor of Bhen Sl province at the time
of the Boxer troubles he gathered all
the foreigners in his province together
and gave them protection. In Septem
ber last he was instructed to raise
the siege of Cheng-Tu, and ws re
ported to have left Hankow with a
firce of soldiers.
TaylorriUfl- -Witaea . Bepeata.
Alleged Conversation With
D. D. Brownback.
I Hice-fotL (Ttte oFcy AiPirW You X
Ratification Expected by
Both Houses Before
End of Day.
CROWDS ARE ON HAND
CHICAGO'S 'OPEN' JURY TO TRY
BOARD IS BURNED BEEF BARONS
Incendiarism Hinted in Connec
tion With Destructive
is denied quotations Xwelfth Man Accepted and
Taking of Evidence '
Alleged That Institution Had Been
Violating State Law on Pats
Rayner, in Speech Attacking
Pact, Draws Retort From
HAVE A NEW LEAD
IN LORIfnER CASE
HAD BIG ELECTION FUND
Intended to Get Back Expenditures
at Xaniinjr of Senator Men
Washington, Dec. 19. Leslie J
Taylor of Taylorville, 111., told the
Lorinier committee today of an al
leged conversation he bad in 1909
with D. D. Brownback, republican
member of the legislature, who voted
for Lorimer. Brownback did not
know Taylor. Taylor told the com
mittee Brownback told blin he was
ashamed to say how much money be
bad spent to be elected to the legis
lature and that he intended to get
It back when a senator was elected.
ft tOO TO t MANGE DISTRICT.
Taylor said Brownback bad talked
about changing tbe Judicial district
in Macon county. 111., and said it
could be done for $600."
The committee will recall Brown
back to confront Taylor, whose tes
timony caused something of a sensation.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Unsettled weather Kith rain or snow
tOirigK 'W WeduesBdj"1.''" 'Not "much
change In "temperature. The lowest
temperature tonigbt will be slightly be
low the freezing point. ' "
Temperature at 7 a. m., 26; highest
yesterday, 32; lowest last night, 25.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 6 miles
Relative humidity, at 7 p. m. 85, at
7 a. m. 93.
Stage of water, 5.6; no change in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
INDICTS MRS. VERMILYA
FOR BISSONETTE MURDER
Chicago, Dec. 19. An indictment
containing 13 counts charging Mrs.
Verinllya with having murdered Po
liceman Bissonnette by poisoning
him was returned by the grand jury
today. She was ordered held with
out bail. ,
Issues a "No Tip" Edict.
Syracuse, N. Y, Dec. 19. President
P. E. Dow of the Commercial Travel
crs' National league has sent warning
to all hotels Included In the territory
of his followers that after Jan. 1 the
rule of members of the league will be
'"no tips." This action is the outcome
of a resolution recently passed by the
Hotel Employes' association declaring
in favor of adequate wages In prefer
ence to tips.
TWO OF TAR PAR
ARE FINED BY COURT
Lincoln Center, Kan., Dec. 19.
Bherrlll Clark and John Schmidt, un
der conviction for complicity in the
tarring of Miss Mary Chamberlain,
the Shady Bend school teacher, were
sentenced today, each being fined
120 and costs. Both furnished bonds
for their fines and costs.
Yesterday in Congress
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 431, rises 7:17; moon rises
7:49 a. m.; 10:56 a. m., new moon with
the sun In constellation Sagittarius,
rossing the Milky Way.
ROCK ISLAND RATE
Washington, Dec. 19. Advance In
rates on grain and grain products pro
posed by the Rock Island railway and
connections west of the Mississippi
river, to become effective Dec. 20, to
day were suspended by the interstate
commerce commission until April 20
LIEUT. JACK, HERO
Alton. 111., Dec. 19. E. A. Jack,
first lieutenant engineers, retired, of
the revenue cutter service, and one
of tbe few survivors of the crew of
the Merrimac in its famous civil war
battle with the Monitor in Hampton
Roads, is dead, 71.
LIFE OF MADERO
LejarB.pf Plot f Revolutionists
'to Put Mexican President
Out of Way.
REYES' STRENGTH GROWS
Learned That 30,000 Rifles Have
Keen Smuggled Over Border
From United States.
Washington, Dec 19. A revolt
tion In Mexico, whether Identified
with the ambitions of General
Reyes or not, seems to be making
headway, according to state depart
ment advices today. The belief Is
Reyes is operating in northern Mex
ico. Dispatches to the department
likewise Indicate apprehension in
other parts of the republic, particu
larly in Mexico City, over the dis
covery of a conspiracy to assassin
ate President Madero.
GINS ARB SMUGGLED ACROSS.
Douglas, Ariz., Dec. 19. Private de
tectives working for Arizona corpora
tions reported today that within the
last two months 30,000 rifles have been
smuggled across the border into Mex
ico. Fifteen hundred of these, they
declared, were taken through Douglas
aione. Eagle Pass, Texas, they said,
was the only port on the American
border through which no arms had
WTashington, Dec. 19. The Russian
treaty abrogation was taken up by the
senate with the expectation of ratifica
tion of the president's notification to
Russia, before adjournment today.
Sulzer announced the house would
waive any technicalities in order to
join with the senate in securing action
on the Russian abrogation.
The senate was crowded when that
body convened at noon. The Russian
treaty was delayed temporarily on
tbe day's calendar by the house urgent
deficiency bill carrying over J2.000.000.
house: ready to concur.
The house will approve the senate
resolution as soon as received,' ac
cording to present plans. The house
foreign affairs committee is prepared
for action tomorrow In the event of
senate action today. After passing the
deficiency bill, Lodge moved immediate
consideration of the resolution ratify
ing the president's abrogation notifica
tion t6 Russia. Lodge yielded to Ray
ner of Maryland.
Rayner's speech is printed on page
1J of this issue. Ed.
ROOT AND RATHER CLASH.
There was a sharp exchange between
Rayner and Root. The latter protest
ed against a possible interpretation of
Rayner's remarks to mean that in Is
suing passports the United States ask
ed questions as Yothe applicant's re
ligion. Rayner said the question was
asked by the Russian consulate. Ray
ner quoted from a circular Issued by
Root when he was secretary of state.
"Do you dispute its correctness?" in
terrupted Root v,
"No, but It was subsequently with
drawn by the state department," re
COMMERCIAL RELATIONS STAND.
Many senators interrupted Rayner
and at the conclusion of his speech
Lodge spoke in behalf of the reso
lution. Lodge nrged avoidance of
any words that would Inflame action
that would make the United States
position impregnable and forever
stop "discriminations against any of
our citizens." Senator William Al-
den Smith of Michigan declared ab
rogation would not sever commercial
relations with Russia because of the
favored nation clause of the treaty
had been superseded by the opera
tion of the maximum and minimum
clause of the Payne tariff law and
by the president's proclamation
granting minimum rates to Russia
July 19, 1910.
Chicago, Dec. 19. Fire early this
trade building on La Salle street, dam- UNLY I Hlltt rAnhlCKo
aged the Kaiserhof. New victoria and
Stratford hotels. The loss is 1200,000
Several hundred guests of the hotels
rushed into the streets. None of the
hotel guests was injured. Several
labor unions having headquarters in
this building lost all of their books
The open board, which is an organi
zation for transactions in small lots
of grain and provisions, was only a
Task Completed After 10 Days'
Work During Which 147
'Were Examined. ,
Chicago, Dec. 19. The Jury which
will trw thA rtArtrors vfi Anmn1f
few days ago cut off from receiving M ttnd Bwom ln at today. The
quotations of the regular board of taM of teatlmony wU1 gin at once,
trade, having been charged with conn- Tne jurors are. BMaaUtMt
tenancing operations in pute and caUa, er NaperviUe. H. I. Bucklin. farmer,
aformof business prohibited by state Burton H M insurance,
laws. Fire Marshal Seyferllch declar- eoiicltor Nipervflle; W. J. Thomas,.
" "5 "u"'" CI TTtt , . Ji clerk- Ottawa; C. H. Nare, drug clerk,
the fire, and hinted that early indie chlcago. H. O. Bates, talk. li
V, m Grange; J. H. Edwards, telephone In-,
cen diary origin. , Untnr mta. Th m.i t
Ottawa Ad Am P.1rw fiu-mm Plain.!
BIDS DEFIANCE TO fle,d: Tnoma Bcott' nmwrigM, Chi
cago; j. hi. Harvey, grocer, wiitoa
CZAR FOR YANKEE Center: J-Ryn, salesman, Streator.
TEN DAYS CONSUMED.
The selection of the jury was com
pleted after 10 days' work, during
Teheran, Dec. 19. The national
council has refused to accept the cab
inet's proposals regarding a solution ,T, 7J1 , f
r .h. Dncli an vt Khlcl 147 veniremen were examined.
w fo Qk0l. a After the Jury was sworn to, court ad-
treasurer general, and the Russian
troops are preparing to advance on
the capital. It is believed that the
advance will beg.1i Thursday,
people are apathetic and only
women continue an active boycott.
The official attitude suggests passive
resistance, but the provincial sent!
journed until 3 o'clock, when United
States Attorney James H. Wl Ik arson
was to begin the opening address to
The thlJur7' . . ' .
I i no pacsvrs unaer lnaioxment are
cnargea witn criminal violation oiTtne
Sherman anti-trust law.
Wllkerson outlined the government
I ...... nHj j.a . m.- - m. 1
ment is strongly opposed to the Rus-
sians. The ex-shah. Mohammed All tioc.,
Mlrza, is at Gumesh Tepe. The tor- HA"fWed tt? r,gl? M? Watery,
elgn minister, in presenting the ques
tion before the national council yea-
of the Sherman law and explained Its-
secure the support of the counciV He PARDON FOR MORSE NOW
TepMSeirted-that the cabinet had t ' PRnRARI Fv HFflTTUTPnnR
maae every enort to retain snuster, . . . --
but the plight of the country was des- 4 'WMhtagton, Dec. pnaWe
perate. The ex-shah, he said, was ad- "iat ,M!5ru"!e dtwSLXlL?Sb
vnnnr on th n hani fln,i Rpinr. Charles W. Morse, the Nerwortc bank-
ed-Dowleh on the other, while Russia K B0W il ln tte Fort M-
refused to abate its demands. There- ,"ou . or
fore, he argued, the cabinet should be loaBt Part of the Chrfstma. holidays.
empowered to conciliate Russia. In
spite of his appeals, the deputies in- who to Bervm entenos.oC 15 years.
slsted that the retenUon of Shuster ou lue lnl no is xu a ui
vas Persia's only hope and that noth
ing was to be gained by yielding.
Heavy Fog In Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 19. Another " fog
enveloped the city this morning and
at 7 o'clock the street was as dark
as midnight. Numerous minor colli
sions and accidents were reported.
TAFT TO RECOMMEND
A REVISION ON WOOL
Washington, Dec. 19. After a meet
leg of the cabinet today at which the
president's message on schedule K,
wool and woolens, was finally revised,
it was reported the president had de
cided to recommend a revision down
ward. He would not recommend any
specific rates, but would indicate that
the present rates be materially low
ered. The message probably will go
to congress tomorrow.
THE MESSAGE OF THE STAR
In e.ton P. m. Abrogation or Ru
tan tr ea.tr vu taken up. President's
notice to Rusfia rrKarduiK abrogation
made known to Individual senators.
Foreign relations committee reported
resolution abrogating- Russian treaty of
lfSI on Jan. 1. 191i. Senator Culber
son spoke on his resolution, identical
with that passed by the bouse abrogating-
the treaty. President Taft's roes
sege announcing abrogation of Russian
treaty was read . On objection of Sena
tor lieyburn of Idaho to precipitate ac
tion the whole Kusslan natter went
over one day. Adjourned l it p. m. un
til noon today.
Met at noon. Bills considered under
nrsr.imous consent privilege. Sulxer of
New Tork. author of Russian abroga
tion resolution, agreed to change phrase-olog-y
to make It less offensive to Rhs-
Go to the window tonigbt and look out upon the city, yonder where the barracks of Want huddle ln the
shadows, and tenements stand bleak against the sky; where pitiable, cowed children of privation, wistful
and wan, vein-bungry and heart-bungry, lie In tbe cold and dream Christmas dreams that can never come
true dreams such as you dreamed b?ck in the long ago, golden dreams spangled with Hope, dreams that will
lose their way and fall, broken-winged, to earth.
Once, upon the pinions of Fancy, you sped into the mystic dawns; once, you and Faith in magic argo
sies set brave sails tor cloudland's purple cones. - ' -
And now. Youth is dead and memory is stained with tears,
ride at anchor.
And your ships have come home and they
Wise man, what cargo did you bring In their holds? ...
How did you barter with Life? Did you trade well? Are you content? - .
Where Is your myrrh and where is ycur frankincense? Where is happiness and where peace and where
la the glory of mercy and the joy of giving and the strength that comes with the lifting of burdens?
Look up, behold the Star of Bethlehem. Heed the message.
A thousand gray-souled women sit tonight with the ghosts of Yesterday. ' -
Women, nagged by toil, gaunt and bruised; women with empty pockets and empty pantries and empty
stoves; women face to face with the dreariest tragedy in all motherhood, the explanation of the empty Christ
mas stocking. .
And tbe Star of Bethlehem keeps calling to you: "Wise Man, Wise Man! Gather your gifts and go forth
ln the name of the Lord to the manger wheresoever the child awaits your ccming."
at home. The plan Is to parole Morse,
PRODUCE AT TOP
PRICES IN NEW YORK
New York, Dec. 19. Butter and
eggs are selling in New York at the
highest prices registered for more
than 10 years. Dealers and ware
housemen point to the prices as justt-
further confinement might result ln his
death. He was but recently transfer
red to Fort McPherson from the fed
eral prison at Atlanta. 8. W. Flnoh,
pardon attorney ln the department of
justice, says the pardon may be grant
ed this week.
Washington, Dec 19. President
Taft and Attorney General Wicker-
sham made It plain today that for the
present no further action will be taken
by the government ln the case of
Charles W. Morse. Wickers. ham said
ficntfnn rtf thn cold tttnrAcrA avatenv
contending that threatened legislation the condition of Morse's hearth la not
affecting cold storage is one of the i-""01- i
nrlnclnnt cjiiispr fne filch, rtrlcea Fpn I
are selling at wholesale at 44 to 66 MRS. CUDAHY TO BE WITH
cents a aozen, Duuer at ss to 4U cents. PUII riDCM rUDIOTUDc
The retail prices of eggs range from UniLUHtN ItlMbllMAS
48 to 75 cents and butter 40 to 50 Kansas tuy, mo., veo. 18. arrs.
cents. Reports from producing sta- Jacfc Cudahy, with her maid, and a
tions point to still higher prices with- "-unmui oi toys, leit yeateroay ior
ln the next month. ' iJnS eacn, wai., wnere sne wm visit
her children during the holidays. Site
CIIDDCMET rnilDT IIDUni nc wa driven to the station ln her
IsaauvuoaASOf uuv a i vui iuc 1UVU1CU Vfc
her entry, had ushers and baggage-
Des Moines. Iowa. Dec. 19. The su- men trailing attendance while she dls-
nreme court of Iowa yesterday affirm- trlbuted tips right and left. "I really
ed the provisions of the Moon law. wouldn't let a Christmas go by with
which limits saloons in Iowa to one ou seeing my children.- said Mrs.
for everv 1.000 nonulation. More Cudahy. She refused to discuss
than BOO barrooms in Iowa must cease whether she would make i. fight to
business within the next three years regain possession or her cniiaren. now
no a remiit cf .h riocininn Oniv hre being cared for by Mrs. Michael
or four saloons in Des Moines will iniaany.
be affected. Davenport, Burlington,
Clinton, Sioux City, Dubuque and
Council Bluffs will lose a large num
ber of their biggest taxpayers. Ac
cording to information received at the
office of the attorney general, there
are more than 20 towns in the state
with a population of less than 2,000
that are supporting from four to 20
Butter. Men Spilt.
Elgin, 111., Dec. 19. It was declared
here today tbe object of the Chicago
and Wisconsin Insurgent butter men
who yesterday secured control of the
Elgin board Is to abolish the Elgin
butter board. It is alleged indica
tions point to a split in insurgent
ranks when the directors meet Satur
day to organize. - -
Washington, Dec 19. The presi
dent today renominated Daniel A.
Campbell to be postmaster at Chi
cago. Joseph B. Messlc was nomi
nated postmaster at East St. Louis,
Plot Officially Denied.
Berlin, Dec. 19. The navy de
partment issued a formal denial of
the alleged discovery of a British
ptot to blow up tbe nava! harbor of
Jury Gets Records.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 19. A long
contest for possession of the corre
spondence and books of the Iron work
ers' assclation ended today when conn-
sf 1 for John J. McNamara and the as
sociation withdrew an appeal to the
Indiana supreme court from an order
cf the county court turning the rsc
ords over to the federal grand jury.
Minor Operation Is Fatal.
Peoria, 111., Dec 19. Following an
operation for the removal of her ton
sils, Elizabeth Starr Roblson, aged 18,
the only daughter of Charles W. Robl
son, a millionaire, died at the Proc
tor hospital on the operating table.
The operation was so slight and the
vitality of the patient so perfect tliat
no apprehension was felt over the
JOHN BIGEL0W DIES
AT NEW YORK HOME
New York, Dec. 19. John Bigelow,
94, diplomat and author, died at his
home here today. He was American
consul at Paris in 1861-4 and minii ter
to France In 1864-7. He had held a
number of high state positions, and
was author of many works of national
international interest . '