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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 74.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1912. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
AMERICANS REPEL RflORO AK1BUSH, KILLING 26; BELIEVE WARFARE EMDED
IN A BREACH
Insurgent Cloud Rises
When Regular Gets a
NORRIS, KANSAS, BOLTS
Refuses to Support Mann's Se
lection Clark Has First
Washington, Jan. 11. Republican
Insurgency broke out In the bouse to
day the first time this session, whfD
Norrls of Nebraska bolted Republican
Leader Mann's selection ot Phillip
Campbell of Kansas, a regular, to
succeed the late E. IL Madison, In
surgent, on the bouse rules commit
tee. Norrls nominated Murdock, a
The house defeated the nomination
of Murdock, 107 to 1C7. Twenty-six
republicans voted for Murdock. the
remainder of bis votes being demo
cratic. F.C. TM FOR C I. ARK.
Washington, Jan. 11. Friends of
Speaker Clark claim the first Instruct
ed presidential delegates for the
speaker as a result of the election in
the Seventh congressional district of
Kanbas. The convention, which chose
Governor George Neally, a democrat,
to succeed the late E. II. Madison, an
insurgent republican, in congress, also
ttelected presidential delegates in
structed for (Speaker Claik.
IMKMON OKKS IMHTV ItTORY.
Chicago, Jan. 31. Economy in the
conduct of the national government
uui limitf Ti fnrm were declared by
Oovemor Harmon of Ohio in a speech
at the Iroquois club luncheon given In
bis honor here today to be the vital
issues of the day. Incidentally the
Hovel nor predicted a democratic nom
inee for president who promises these
reforms will be elected by a Iare
JUDGE SAYS DETECTIVE
BURNS IS NOT KIDNAPER
Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Detective
Burns was not guilty of kidnaping
when he captured John .1. McNaniara
and took him to Calif'ruia last April.
Federal Judge Anderson, who heard
arguments in the case today, Indicated
such would be his ruling. The judge
said the case against Hums was with
Anderson said th" fnct that McXa-
ruara had pleaded guilty wiped away
the faults, If there were any, as to
the manner ho was taken out of 'he
state. Anderson Rpoke highly of Hums
and said it was improper that an In-
dlctment and penitentiary threat
should stand against hiiu.
IOB Angeles, Cal., Jan. 11. "Con
fers told me Gunrey. Misenor, him
self. Bender, Maple and Charu s Stev-t-iift
planned to dynamite the hall of
records, and that he, with Bender and
Maple, were told to do the work."
This statement by Mamsell Parks
was today's rontributiou to the con
H'irary to destroy tin- county budding.
EXAMINATION OF MRS.
MO R ROY IS DELAYED
Chicago, Jan. 11. The examination
tf Mrs. Hon a It. Morrow, charged with
the murder of her husband, Charles
H. Morrow, was continued yesterday
until this afternoon, at the request of
Inspector Clancy. He asked the con
tinuance before Municipal Jud;e Puke
at the Hyde 'Park court because of
the illness of Assistant State's Attor
ney Nortbup. No evidence was taken.
54 BELOW TODAY
AT PEMBINA, N. D.
Chicago, Jan. 11. Firty four below
zero at Pembina. N. I., ?.as the low
eft mark reported today.
In Chicago conditions, thoucn dis
tiessing, were sunn but less so than
at places r.ot helped by the influence
ot thr Croat lalves, l.a Crosse, W is.,
a tvniral xamnle. renortint: the 11th
day of continued below tero weather,
Inli( ationd all point to continued
D.iiiitli. :I.i.n., Jan. 11. The intense
cold of the p.ist two weeks continued
today. Thermometers showed 32 to
34 devre'-s below rero.
In uorthtrn Minnofeola lumber
c.ii.i;is there are ti niperattires of J'l
to f below. There is much suffering
among men in the wood.
WOMAN AND SELF
S. E. Adams, Repulsed by Edith
Smith, Teacher, Uses a
PUPILS HEAR A QUARREL
Tragedy Comes When Slayer Asks
His Wife's Friend to Elope
Chicago, Jan. 11. His proffer of love
spurned, Sylvester E. Adams, 50 years
old, residing at 717 Winchester avenue,
yesterday shot and killed his wife's
friend, Miss Edith Smith, 32 years old,
teacher in the Corporation school, near
Then he turned the revolver on him
self, and when belated aid came, sum
moned by children of the school, two
bodies were found lying side by side
in the entrance to the lonely little
I III1.DREX GIVE ALARM.
School children, witnessing the be
ginning of the quarrel before school
was dismissed and hater from the out
i gide hearing screams and sounds of a
1 8truggle, gave the first alarm after
e80apng from the building,
j Adams nad removed the nail which
served to lift the door latch, and it is
believed his Intention- was to imprison
Willie Kronlng, 14 years old. one of
the pupils, heard the two quarreling.
Adams wished the girl to go with him
one direction. She replied that 6he
did not wish to go.
Then the boy heard sounds of a
struggle, and he ran with other chil
dren to the farm house of Otto See
haver, 15 rods away. When Seehaver
and other neighbors reached the
school house the bodies were found.
TWO CHAMBERS EMPTY.
Miss Smith lay just Inside the school
house doorway, a wound through her
right cheek and the brain. She lay
on her face. Adams had a similar
wound on- the left side.
Two chambers of a revolver held by
Adams were empty. The revolver was
one furnished Adams by the United
States Express company, by which he
was employed as a driver.
On the floor of the school house were
found a comb belonging to Miss Smith
and a mitten, worn over her kid glove,
which had been torn from her hand. '
Willie Kronlng savs be saw the
teacher standing in the doorway just
before the climax, and that her cloth
ing was disarranged and her hair dis
heveled. Children of the school, hastening
home, frightened, heard both shots,
and carried the alarm to their parents.
MYSTERY TO WIDOW.
Mrs. Alice Adams, widow of the dead
ninn, said last night that she did not
know her husband was out of the city
i un,il Pne was toId ot tne tragedy by a
"Whatever possessed him to kill
that girl," she moaned. "I had known
her for years. She was such a nice
girl! I don't know what could have
been his reason!
"I don't know how he got the money
to go out there. I gave him 25 cents
for car fare this morning and that was
i'l the money he had."
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Generally fair and continued cold
i tonight and Friday, with the lowest
temperature tonight about 15 de
grees below zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 10.
Highest yesterday 2, lowest last
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 8 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 70
at 7 a. m. 90.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:53: rises 7:23; moon rises
1:20 a. m.; Venus and Jupiter and Mer
enry all seen daily remodeling their
triangle in east at dawn.
COST EXPERT IS WITNESS
AT TRIAL OF PACKERS
Chicago, Jan. 11. Henry Meyer, ex
pert accountant In charge of figuring
the test cost of slaughtered animals
for Armour, resumed the witness
stand today in the packers' trial. His
examination was along lines intended
to show how the test cost of cattle
DOLLY DIMPLE'S CALF IS
OULU, 50,UUU Id r nlU L-j
North Easton, Mass., Jan. 11.
V. H. Pitchener of Oconomowoc,
Wis., is the successful bidder for the
calf born four weeks ago to Dolly
Dimple, the most valuable cow in
the world, the property of F. Loth
rop Ames of this town. The calf
fetched $6,000. It will be shipped
west when six months old.
RUSS SHIP FOUNDERED
WITH 172 PASSENGERS
Bucharest, Roumania, Jan. 11.
The Russian steamer Russ foundered
during a gale in the Black sea, with
all its passengers and crew, totaling
New Princeton Head.
Princeton. N. J., Jan. 11. Dr. John
Grier Hibben Stuart, professor of
logic, was today elected president
of Princeton university by the board
Birmingham in Port.
Hamilton, Bermuda, Jan. 11. The
United States scout cruiser Birming
ham arrived here. The destroyer Mc
Call is lying off St. George's.
Bury Dickens in New York.
New York. Jan. 11. It has been de
cided by relatives of the late Alfred
Tennyson Dickens, son of the English
novelist, that the body of Mr. Dickens
shall be buried in New York.
Troops Sail for China.
Manila, Jan. 11. Troops detailed for
service in China will embark on the
transport Ixgan this afternoon, sail
ing probably Friday morning. The
voyage w-ill occupy about 10 days. -
School Building la Burned.
Bloomington, Jan. 11. While
teachers and pupils were at dinner,
the principal public school of Gib
son City caught fire and was destroy
ed. The loss is $40,000.
Guilds Meet Empress.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 11. Ambassa
dor nd Mrs. Guild were presented to
Empress Alexandra at the palace to-
26 MOROS FALL
IN JOLO ATTACK
Malcontents Surprised When
They Attempt to Ambush
U. S. Troops.
TWO OF LATTER WOUNDED
Commander Perishing Believes In-
?tt 1KnOiResrstanco to
Manila, Jan. 11. Twenty-six Moros
were killed today while they were at
tempting to ambush American troops
on the Island of Jolo. Lieutenant Mc
Gee of the 2nd cavalry and a private
OPPOSE AMERICAN RULE.
Brigadier General Pershing, com
mander of the department of Mindanao,
expressed the opinion that this fight
would mark the end of armed opposi
tion of the Moros to Amerian rule in
Jolo and especially so in regard to re
sistance against the order for general
disarmament of natives.
LAST OP INSURGENTS.
The Moros who lay in ambush for
the American troops on this occasion
MINERS TO SUBMIT
TO NEW WAGE SCALE
Indianapolis, Jan. 1L President
White of the United Mine Workers
of America today issued a call for a
joint conference f miners and oper
ators in the bituminous coal states of
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio,
Indiana and Illinois here Jan. 25 for
the purpose of agreeing upon a wage
BEGUN IN SIOUX CITY
Sioux City, Iowa, Jan." 11. A
I Catholic, college for boys and young
men is assured for Sioux City. The
college will be under the direction
of the third order of St. Francis, a
branch of the Franciscans. Work
on the buildings will be begun with
in a few weeks and it is expected to
have the first building completed in
time to open the college next fall.
NOBLEMEN TO TRIAL
IN $2,500 GEM THEFT
Minneapolis, Jan. 1 1. Wilfred
Stuart Sheldon Dickason, who says
he is a member of a noble English
family, will face trial next Monday
on a charge of stealing diamonds
valued at $2,500 from Mr. Olga
Von Haskell, society woman of
Dallas, Texas. Jan. 11. The men
ace of meningitis in Dallas and other
cities in north and east Texas has
caused such fear that public gather
ings are practically abandoned. Even
church meetings have teen given up,
The state board of health reports epi-
i demic conditions improved.
Stories Printed Preceding
Election Read to In
SENATOR TELLS STORY
Penrose and Aldrich, He Claims,
Believed Him the Man Who
Could Be Elected.
Washington, Jan. 11. Senator Lori-
mer's third day on the witness stand
continued the recital of events in the
Illinois legislature preceding his elec
tion. Part of the morning session was
taken up reading political stories
printed by Chicago papers at the time
of Lorimer's election. Counsel for
both sides expressed the opinion his
cross-examination might not be reach
ed before Saturday.
NOTHING FROM WHITE HOUSE.
Among other points made by Sena
tor Lorimer in his testimony wer
"I never received anything direct
from the White house. The president
had no interest in me personally.
"I only knew Penrose and Aldrich
casually, but they seemed to think
was the man who could be elected.
"The governor's principal reason for
refusing to support Boutell was that
he came from Mayor Busse's district
and that Busse would control Boutell
AFFECTION FOR DENEEN.
"My friendship was something akin
to affection for him (Deneen) and
when he went with other men who
were not my friends politically, I still
fettrKeT favored" "me.
"I never heard of Mr. Hines being
active in politics until he became in
terested in the senatorial contest In
Illinois. I never had any opinion that
he was the right man to select for a
BACON, U. S. MINISTER TO
FRANCE, IS TO RETIRE
Boston, Mass., Jan. 11. Robert Ba
con, Harvard '80, United States am
bassador to France, has been nomi
nated to fill the vacancy in the Har
vard corporation caused by the death
of Judge Francis Cabot Lowell, Har
vard '76. The acceptance of this ap
pointment by Mr. Bacon will necessi
tate his resignation from the ambas
sadorship to France, which he has
held only two years. At the height
of his political and diplomatic career,
he Is willing and eager to make this
great personal sacrifice in order to
devote the remainder of his life to the
college of which he Is a graduate.
RECALL IS ASSURED IN
AN OHIO BY-ELECTION
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 11. Rev. Her
bert S. Bigelow of Cincinnati, who
made his campaign for office chiefly
on bis indorsement of the initiative,
referendum and recall, was elected
president of the Ohio constitutional
convention on the 11th ballot. Blge
low's (victory is expected to insure the
adoption into the new constitution of
the initiative, referendum and recall
direct primaries and other policies ad
vocated by the progressives.
UNWRITTEN LAW FAILS
TO HELP BLACKMAILER
Kansas City, Mo, Jan. 11. David
Lewis was sentenced to a year in jail
and a $50 fine for an attempt to black
mail W S. Webb, vice president of
the Missouri Savings bank. Lewis'
plea was the unwritten law. Lewis'
wife, a former manicurist, testified
against Mr. Webb in an effort to save
"PRETTY FIRE" NEARLY
COSTS CHILD HIS LIFEiPaIae f the Arch-duke Frederick in
Des Moines, Jan. 11. Playing with
matches nearly cost Harry Hatton his
life. He Is three years old. His young
playmate ran to his mother in the
kitchen explaining: "Come and see
the pretty fire, mamma." The boy's
mother extinguished the fire. The
lad was badly burned about the face
and arms. Physicians say he will re
cover. Feared He Could Not Wed; Kills Self.
Rockford, I1L. Jan. 11. Arthur Van
ston committed suicide by banging
with a halter. He feared business
reverses were going to prevent his
And a Nickel Cut.
New York, Jan. 11. Refined sugar
was reduced 5 cents a hundred pounds
2 CREMATED IN A
NEW YORK HOME
Bodies of Victims Are Believed
to Have Been Reduced to
AUSTIN HOTEL IS BURNED
But All of Guests In Building in Chi
rago Suburb Escape Equit
able Vaults Intact.
New York, Jan. 11. Seven lives
are believed to have been lost in the
fire which destroyed a three story
frame building in Bronxdale avenue
this morning. Those supposed to
have perished are Thomas McDon
ough, his -wife, and five boarders,
the names of the latter unknown to
the police. The bodies were prob
ably burned to cinders.
Later it was learned five escaped
uninjured. The probability is Mrs.
McDonough and a woman friend are
the pnly ones lost.
AISTIN HOTEL DESTROYED.
Chicago. Jan. 11. The Oakdale
hotel and three other buildings in
Austin, a suburb, were burned today.
The loss is $50,000. All ot the
guests of the hotel escaped.
VAU.TS GIVE IP MILLIONS.
New York, Jan. 11. More than
$50,000,000 in stocks and bonds
were recovered from one of the
smaller vaults In the burned Equit
able Life Assurance society building
but it will be probably a week per
haps longer before the great vaults
of the society and the Mercantile
Safe Deposit company give up their
half billion or more in securities.
Further examination of the building
showed more conclusively that the
vaults are still intact, in the opin
ion of those who made the inspec
tion an opinion reinforced by the
revelation today that the smaller
vaults had kept their treasure safe
their contents will suffer little, if
at all. But buried as they are un
der hundreds of tons of ice and deb
ris, It may be weeks beiore it will
be-advisaMe-te. open them.
SPECIAL GUARDS EMPLOYED,
Meanwhile securities variously es
timated in value from half a mil
lion to a billion and a half dollars
cannot be reached. Special gaurds
have been thrown around the build
ing and night and day they will keep
watch to see that no unauthorized
persons enter the building. The
smaller vaults of the Mercantile
Trust company were the ones reach
ed. As soon as it was seen they
could be entered 50 clerks were dis
patched from the Bankers' Trust
company, a few blocks away to
transfer the securities. Between
$50,000,000 and $70,000,000 in
stocks and bonds were removed. Theito show corporations cannot compete
Bankers Trust company owns
Just what is the value of the secur
ities still In the vaults is mere guess
work. It Is known that the Equit
able securities are close to $300,000,
000 and those of the Harrlman es
tate in the vaults of the Mercantile
Safe Deposit company, are under
stood to -approximate $125,000,000.
It is also said that Thomas F. Ryan
has approximately $100,000,000 in
securities there; the Gould estate a
nearly similar sum.
AMOUNT NOT KNOWN.
However, the Mercantile Safe De
posit company refuses to give out
any list of those having boxes, and
furthermore has no knowledge of
the amounts its clients stored away.
So a correct estimate Is out of the
question. It was said at George
Gould's office that Mr. Gould had
felt some anxiety about the securi
ties, but had received assurance that
there would be no damage or loss.
The Mercantile Safe Deposit com
pany issued a statement saying
everything in the vaults was safe.
NEARBY PROPERTY THREATENED.
Menace to nearby property from
the shaky walls of the building was
recognized by the fire department,
which ordered vacated a 16 story
office building across the narrow
width of Cedar street from the
FLAMES HIT ROYALTY.
Vienna, Austria, Jan. 11. Fire de
stroyed a considerable portion of the
this city last night
WORKING GIRLS NEED
VOTE, DECLARES RABBI
Kansas City. Mo., Jan. 11. "It is
not for those who advocate woman suf
frage to give reasons, but for those
who oppose it," declared Rabbi Ste
phen S. Wise, addressing an audience
composed mostly of young women at
Westport high school here. "There
are reforms of law needed by the
working women of America which
never will be had until women vote.
They will effect these reforms a soon
aa they have the opportunity.'' ,
Small Fire in Board of Trade.
Chicago, Jan. 11. Flre in the board
of trade building this afternoon caus
ed a small loss.
HOW ANDY G.
Helpful Friend of Road
Presidents When They
THEN BUSINESS COMES
Personal Influence, Witnes.
Says, Beats Combinations
in Landing Contracts.
Washington, Jan. 11. Andrew Car
negie again Vaa a witness today be
fore the house steel trust committee.
He said he had been in the steel busi
ness 40 years. It was a small busi
ness at the beginning, ha said, and
when he left it was dominating the
steel business world, and that ore,
transportation and other facilities
were controlled by the corporation.
He expressed the opinion that a part
nership could manage the business to
better advantage than a corporation
because details would be watched
SAME AS LAND OWNER.
It is the same thing with a man
who owns land and tills it. Take
Iowa for instance. When a young
man I went to Iowa on a holiday.
There I saw beautiful farms, those
homes of triumphant democracy.
Young men owned their lands, and
their homes. Great Caesar, what can
a big farming corporation do against
such conditions as that?
"The man who owns land Is the
man equal of any other man. Tri
umphal democracy! Why, I loved Iowa
ever since I saw that picture."
HOW HE got arsxNEsa.
Carnegie gave several Illustrations
of his power to get business when he
was in the steel market. Once he
assisted the Union Pacific to get a
loan of $600,000, and he and , George
M. Pullman were elected directors.
Afterwards, though there were other
bidders, he got a contract from the
Union Pacific for 70,000 tons of steel
rails by telling Sidney Dillon he
would give him the lowest price.
CREDIT TO nUNTINGTON.
Carnegie also related how he had
given a credit to Collis P. Hunting
ton, president of the Union Pacific,
at a time when Huntington was "hard
ud." These were cited as illustrations
against personal influence.
Carnegie was then questioned at
length about the price of 6teel rails.
NO MORE COMPETITION.
Carnegie declared the day of com
petition had passed because of the
ability of manufacturers to fix and
maintain prices. He said he still Is
of the opinion the government should
control corporations and regulate
prices, and believed it necessary. He
pointed to the Interstate commerce
commission which, he said, "Has
brought order, peace and justice out
of chaos in the railroad business."
STATE TO BUILD ROADS
BY LEGISLATIVE PLAN
Springfield, 111., Jan. 11. Th
good roads committee of the 47th
i general assembly is meeting here,
i The committee, of which Homer J.
j Tice of Petersburg is chairman, was
j expected to ask the next legislature
t that local highway commissions be
1 abolished and the work placed un
Governor's Wife is Better.
Minneapolis, Jan. 11. Mrs. A. O.
Eberhart, wife of the governor of
Minnesota, who was operated on two
weeks ago for appendicitis at a local
hospital, has so far recovered that
she -was taken to her home.
Two Killed In Explosion.
Wilpin, Minn., Jan. 11. A powder
mill blew up today. James Healy and
Charles Winter were killed.
NEW YORK BARS
OUT J. JOHNSON
New York, Jan. 11. Frank 0Neil
of the recently created state athletic
commission declared today that Jack
Johnson w ill not ibe allowed to enter
a contest within the limits of New
York state. There has been some
talk of staging a short bout here for
Johnson as preliminary to his pro- ;
posed match 'with Jim Flynn in Ne
vada. O'Nell's refusal-: is based on
tbe ground that it is against public
policy . and expediency to" have John-'
son box here.