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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 86.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1912. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TAFT ASKED TO GIVE REPORT OF COST OF PHILIPPINES OCCUPATION
J. L. Sundeen, Minneap
olis, Spokesman for
BATTLE IN CONVENTION
Leader of Opposition Not Dele
gate, but Is Placed on Pro
gram by Head Consul.
Chicago, Jan. 25. J. L. Sundeen
of Minneapolis wa named to present
the side of the opposition on the pro
posal to increase rates when the con
ventlon of Modern Woodmen resum
cd its session today. Sundeen is not
a delegate to the convention, but the
regular delegates opposing revision
of the rates asked to have the regu
lar order of business changed by al
lowing him to act as Fpokesman for
F1.A( F.I) OX IMKM.KAM.
The head cousul allowed the re
quest and he v. us given a place on
the program following the report of
the revision committee today. Dele'
Fates who oppose revision upwards
of tho organization's insurance
rates planned to open their light on
the floor liite today. .
Officials of the organization, in
cluding; those who favor raising the
rates, concluded their, addresses to
day. The last speaker was James F.
Kgnn of the head office, Rock Island.
rT IK KIIH COSTK.tt'TH.
"If we go on nt the present rate
of insurance," he said, "at the end
of 1914 we will find ourselves with
more than $sno,f00,ono insurance;
In force and we will be unable to
care for more than 1279,000,000 of
SOCIALISM OFFERED AS
MAIL ORDER EVIL REMEDY
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 5. Coun
try merchants, to save themselves
from being swept out of existence by
the big mail order houses, must or
ganize for their own protection, was
a declaration by former Attorney
General Boyle of Kansas City in a
speech before tho Southwestern
Lumbermen's association. Klimina
tlon of tho country merchant would
Ciean concentration of the distribu
tion of the necessities of life in the
hands of a few great corporations.
Itoylo believed the "only solution of
the dlleinna then will be in state
ml national socialism."
Milwaukee Cuts Dividend.
New York. Jan. 2.. Directors of
the Milwaukee railroad thl afternoon
declared the semi annual dividend of
21 per cent, placing the stock on a
6 per cent basis. Since iyu2 the com
pany has paid a dividend of 7 per cent
per annum. The regular dividend of
S'i per cent for th half year was de
clared on the preferred stock.
Cold Weather Health Promoter.
Madison, Wis., Jan. 25. The long
cold spell Just ended la responsible
fur a high condition of health
throughout Wisconsin, according to
Dr. C. A. Harper, secretary of the
state board of health.
EELS AS DEFENDER
OF TIIE JIcXAMARAS
JOS CPU FEELS'
Joseph Fela, the millionaire soar,
manufacturer of Philadelphia who
has become well known through hit
Sorts In I half of the single tax
propaganda. t k up cudgels for the
licNiuntrt brothers in a dictated
tatenunt he gave out at Toronto.
He says they are no more to l
blamed than any other victim of
pur present day civilization. . -
NEWS ITEM Police were
Connau'ght and his royal family, on
DEMAND TO QUIT
Detroit, Mich.," Jan. 23. State Tax
Commissioner Shields, in reply to the
demand of Governor Osborn for
ShieldV resignVtion7gave out today,
through the Detroit Journal, a state
ment denying he was connected in
any way with the Michigan State
Brewers' association. He gave no in
timation of any intention of comply
ing with the governor's demand.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 25. Governor
Osborn, answering a query of a New
York paper, today announces himself
for Roosevelt for president, Osborn
has accepted membership on a com
mittee being organized to ascertain
Roosevelt sentiment throughout the
M'NAMARA TELLS WHO
AIDED HIM IN CRIMES
Indianapolis. Ind., Jan. 25 Through
remarks carelessly made by James B.
McN'amara while he was having a suit
of clothes fitted by T. C. Bjorm, a
tailor In Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1909,
the federal grand Jury yesterday ob -
tained evidence which. It is said.
brought about important disclosures
concerning the identity of men who
helped blow up places in the west.
Bjorm, who testified before the
grand jury, is said to have heard from
McN'amara not only about the plans
to Mow up a hotel in Salt Lake City
In December, 1909. but also about the
details as to how it was done and who
was to do It. About this time, accord
ing to Ortie McManigal, J. J. McN'a
mara was directing the dynamiting op
erations from Indianapolis and the
movement was being extended to the
Pacific coast with a view of making
Salt Lake City a "base of supplies."
According to Information said to
have been given to the grand Jury, J.
B. McN'amara was out there looking
for helpers who were familiar with ex
plosives. Assurances were said to
have' been given by him that the sys
tem of blowing up places by bombs
carried about in suit cases had been
tried out in the east for several years
and no one had been caught.
The result of McNamara's mission
in Salt Lake City was the chief point
upon which the grand Jury sought in
formation from Bjorm.
Fragments of alarm clocks taken
from explosions and duplicates of
clocks which were attached to bombs
found at Los Angeles, Cal., and else
where, before the bombs exploded,
were said to have been identified by
several Jewelers as having been sold
to Ortie McManigal. The clocks were
used to regulate the time for the ex
plosion of the bombs.
Parts found at Peoria. HI., compar
ed with some used in the west, were
said to have come from the same fac
tory. Recall for Mine Officials.
Indianapolis. Ind., Jan. 25. Recall
of International officials of the United
Mine Workers Is provided In a con
stitutional amendment adopted today
by the miners convention.
The miners elso amended the con
stitution so conventions will be held
hereafter every two years, Instead -of
BENDING OF THE KNEE
I tfAwtf, (MTRO&OCt-l - ur W-
called out to keep Dace tne crowns
their way to Tisit Ambassador Keid
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Unsettled weather with probably
rain or snow tonlgnt or .triaay,
warmer tonight with the lowest tem
perature slightly below "iTie'freesing
Temperature at 7 a. m. 16. High
est yesterday 25, lowest last night,
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 5 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 74,
at 7 a. m. 92.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5:09, rises 7:15; moon sets
11:26 p. m.; moon at greatest libra
tlon east; noon today, planet Mercury
at descending node, crossing sun's
KANSAS GIRLS BID MEN TO
DO COURTING NEAR HOME
Peabody. Kan.. Jan. 25. Why should
1 Kanga8 men go away from home for
wlve8? An)i especially why should
they seek helpmeets from a foreign
That's what.Pcabody girls want to
know. They object to the inference
that they wouldn't be the best wives.
The leap year prerogative gives them
a chance to register their objection In
a dignified and lady-like manner.
Recently a local paper printed a re
quest for husbands from a club of
young women in Stockholm, Sweden.
The single men f the United States
were asked to consider the qualifica
tions of the uorthland girls.
Bachelors in this vicinity were dis
posed to follow up the Invitation. This
caused the maidens of Peabody to
print the following In the paper:
"As a matter of state pride, we urge
that Kansas men look to the girls at
home for wives, instead of seeking
women in a foreign country, about the
disposition, character, and tempera
ment of whom they have no knowl
edge." Then 12 of the girls signed this de
fense: "The undersigned desire to exercise
their leap year privilege by protesting
against the men of this country mak
ing such efforts to get wives from
"We desire to state that right here
in Peabody there are young ladles who
in personal appearance, education, cul
ture, refinement, and in business, c Vk-
jlng. and housekeeping ability are ie
i peers of any women in the world."
The bachelors are not sending tick
ets to Stockholm any more.
5 WIVES; GOING
TO PEM,' JOY!
Fargo, N. D., Jan. 25. A. J. Murray,
alleged head of a gang that robbed
shippers of more than $10,000 worth
of butter the past three years, was
convicted of grand larceny today and
will be sentenced Saturday. Murray,
it is alleged, has five wives. Three
of them were in court.
in Hew orlc
Zeante, Greece, Jan. 25. A violent
earthquake caused great damage in
the Ionian islands, today. Shocks
were felt here as well as on the lsl
lands of Leukas ' and Cephalonia,
where property was destroyed. No
fatalities are reported.
HENRY H. CULVER, HEAD OF
ACADEMY, PASSES AWAY
Culver, Ind., Jan. 25. Word was
received here of the death in St.
Louis of Henry H. Culver, president
of the board of trustees of the Culver
Military academy. Mr. Culver has
been at the head of the trustees since
the death in 189S of his father, who
founded the academy. Superintend
ent L. R. Gignilliat and Major B. H.
Greiner, with a detachment of cadets
including the company commanders
and the color guard, will attend the
,' funeral services In St. Louis.
FOUR HIGHWAYMEN ARE
ROUTED BY A CITIZEN
South Bend, Ind., Jan. 25. Held
up by four highwaymen Just at the
edge of the business district of South
Bend, Rene Wonolegtlon. Instead of
obeying a command of "hands up"
turned on the bandits, put three of
the quartet to rout and captured the
other, whom he turned over to the
police. The robber gave his name and
address as Edward Kissinger, Niles.
Mich. Information given by him led
to the arrest today of Joseph Detell,
South Bend; Edward Williams, Fort
Wayne, and Jimmy Hoy, Laporte,
COLONEL BURR ORDERS
GOLF HOUSE CLOSED
By orders of Colonel G. W. Burr,
president of the Rock Island Ar
senal Golf club, the club house will
be closed Saturday and will not open
again until the season begins about
the middle of March.
The winter rooms aa well as the
cafe room will be open to the mem
bers, but the cafe itself will be clos
ed. This action is taken because of
the fact that extensive repairs are
to be made to the nlumbing and the
building Is to be thoroughly over
hauled and this work could not be
done should the entire building re
main open during the cold months. '
PRISON FOR LIFE FOR
MURDER OF A NEIGHBOR
Plattsmnntli Neb.. Jan. Tton.
rv Burrows, who shot and killed
Ti-u,. c..i. n-,
plead guilty today, and was sentenced
to the penitentiary for life.
TWO CHILDREN PERISH IN
BURNING WISCONSIN HOME
Cumberland, Wis., Jan. 23. Two
children of O. A. Morton perished
when the home burned yesterday.
Escaping from a bedroom with the
two children, Morton and his wife
placed them in the kitchen and re
turned for their clothing. The fire
spread so quickly they were obliged
to break through a window to save
themselves. They were unable to
reach the children.
UNCLE SAW) IS
Charged That State De
partment Aided Panama
' in Its Plans.
Declaration of Independence, It
Is Charged, Was Prepared
in New York Office.
Washington, Jan. 25. A resolution
by Representative Cox of Ohio re
questing the president to report on
the entire cost of the Philippines, oc
cupation passed the house today.
The house foreign affairs committee
today began hearings on the Rainey
resolution to Investigate the charge
that the Panama revolution was in
augurated with the knowledge and co
operation of the state department,
WHAT HE PROPOSES TO SHOW.
"I propose to show In this hearing
that the declaration of independence
of Panama was prepared in New
York in the office of "William Nelson
Cromwell, and that Nov. 3, 1904, was
the date agreed upon for beginning
of the revolution in Colombia," said
SHOCLD PAY FOR DAMAGE.
"Our contention is that the part the
United States played for months prior
to this resolution is a stain on the
history of this government, and that
we should make some financial repara
tion to Colombia for the damage done
PREVISION REPORT PRESENTED.
Washington, Jan. 25. The demo
cratic Iron and steel tariff revision
bill was favorably reported to the
house today by Chairman Underwood
of the ways and means committee.
Republican members of the commit
tee 'will file an adverse report.
Late In the day the republican mem
bers of the committee filed their re
port. It Is declared the steel schedule
should not be revised without a report
from the tariff board.
ATTACK MOTOR BOAT LAW.
A delegation from the Great Lakes'
cities, before the house merchants'
marine committee today, urged repeal
of the motor boat law. Objection to
the law is based on the fact that all
boats under 60 feet in length are ex
empted from the necessity of provid
ing licensed officers. Eight hundred
small steamboats are affected. It is
maintained the operation of these
boats is not properly safeguarded.
BRYAN AND FOLK CONFER;
HITS ROOSEVELT BOOM
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 25. William
Jennings Bryan had a conference to
day with former Governor Folk, as-
nirant for the democratic nrenidentlal
I nomination. Bryan's only comment
on political matters was a protest
against the Roosevelt boom. He said
be does "not believe any president
should have a third term."
Taking advantage of an enforced
delay caused by his missing a train,
Bryan visited a 'tailor to have his
trousers pressed. While the tailor
was busy Bryan sat trouserless, de
nying himself to callers on account of
JAMES T. HARAHAN LAID
AT REST IN MEMPHIS
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 25. The
funeral of James T. Harahan, for
mer president of the Illinois Central ;
railroad, killed in
Kinmundv. 111., took nlace here this1Iast n!Sht from 8n"hot wounds in-
afternoon. The honorary pallbearers
included J. Ogden Armour. Edward;"'" " ou"""!w
Morris, John Cudahy, George B.
Swift, H. U. Mudge and James Pat
ten. Branch Court Adjourned.
Branch circuit court was adjourned
until 9 o'clock Saturday morning on
:order of Ju(!gTe J3' C' GIfv8' U ls "!
nected that Judge F. D. Ramsay will
!be here Saturday to hear the Petition
of the city asking for an injunction
against A. W. Billburg.
B. DEL ANEY, FIGHT
TRAINER, IS DEAD
Oakland, Cal., Jan. 25. Billy De
laney la dead. Among fighters he
trained Johnson, Jeffries, Corbett and
others. He trained Johnson for the
championship fight with Jeffries at
FEAR OF SERIOUS
RIOTS IN BELFAST
London. Jan. 25. The determina
tion of Winston Spencer Churchill,
first lord admiral, to hold a meeting
In favor of home rule at Belfast, Feb.
8, has caused the deepest apprehen
sion among moderate unionists re
garding the consequences of Ulster
men's decision to prevent it at all
It is believed that should hostili
ties start at Belfast they will extend
throughout Ulster, that the police
will be utterly inadequate to cope
with riots, and that even troops now
under orders will find It difficult to
INCIDENT NOW CLOSED
Rome, Jan. 25. The Franco-Italian
incident brought about by the seizure
of Turkish doctors and nurses from
the French steamer Manouba by Ital
ian warships is practically closed. The
only question now being discussed is
that of finding a method by which the
Turkish prisoners can. be delivered to
the French authorities.
GERMAN AIRMAN MAKES
NEW ENDURANCE RECORD
Berlin, Jan. 25. A new endurance
record for flight In an aeroplane car
rying an airman and three passengers
was created today at Johannlthal by
Dr. UHch, who, with three companions,
stayed 1 hour and 35 minutes in the
air. The former record, held by a
Frenchman, was 31 minutes and 23 15
ARE WRECKED BY FIRE
Chicago, Jan. 25. A five-story
building occupied by L. C. Orrel &
company, wholesale wallpaper deal
ers, 14-18 West Lake street, was
wrecked by fire this morning. The
loss is $200,000.
Chicago, Jan. 25. Fire following
a terrific explosion the cause of
which is unknown destroyed the ele
vator of the Acme Malting company,
Bloomlngdale road and North Forty
fifth avenue, here .today. The loss is
New University Club.
University of Illinois students from
the tri-cities have organized a trl-city
club at the state university. The club
membership includes 19 from Moline,
12 from Rock Island and S from Dav
enport. New Postal Bank.
East Moline postoffice has been des
ignated at a postal savings bank sta
tion, with Postmaster F. J. Clendenin
iu charge. It is to be opened Feb. 19.
Second Victim Dies.
Mrs. George Behler of Moline died
at 8 o'clock this morning in the Moline
city hospital, the second victim of the
coasting accident of Jan. 12 on Six
teenth street hill, Moline. She and her
sister, Miss Sophia Goetz, who died
four days after the accident, sustained
fractured skulls. Mrs. Behler was
born in Carml, 111., In 1885.
General Russell Dead.
Berlin, Wis., Jan. 25. General
Charles H. Russell, 69, past depart
ment commander of the Grand Army
of Wisconsin, is dead.
Feet Frozen; Death Results.
Chicago, Jan. 25. Peter LivenB, a
merchant of Kenosha, Wis., died in a
hospital here today. His feet were
frozen ten days ago, tetanus resulting.
On Packers' Margins.
Chicago, Jan. 25. Further inquiry
into the subject of margins as they are
related to the selling price of meats
was made at the morning session of
the packers' trial today.
Connaught to Capital.
New York, Jan. 25. The duke of
Connaueht left today for Washington
to visit the president.
Is Double Tragedy
Murphysboro, 111., Jan. 25. Mrs.
c r . . t i .- . . r . j,, it i '
j flii:ted hy .her husband Tuesdayj
I I . 1 . . . . V 1 1 1 1
uiet vu Lue iujj ui uis ueau. 1 lie j
snooting rouowed tne woman s re
fusal to accompany her husband
home from a party, she declaring he
had been drinking.
New York, Jan. 25. Abe Attell,
featherweight champion, wag suspend
ed from boxing in this state for six
months on account of "faking' and
"stalling" in a bout with "Knockout"'
Explosion Kills Many.
Kuldja, Chinese Turkistan, Jan. 25.
Several hundred bouses were de
stroyed by the explosion of a powder
magazine near here today. Many per
sons were killed.
Boy Suicide in School Room.
Mount Vernon, Ind., Jan. 25.
Charles Wilson, a high school pupil
of Cynthlana, committed suicide by
swallowing poison, dying while in the
schoolroom. The cause i tiaknawn
Republicans Are Confident
That Royal Family Will
However, Imperial Troops Are1
Gathering and There Is Pos
sibility of Slaughter.
Shanghai, Jan. 25. It Is expected
here in republican circles an imperial '
edict announcing abdication of the
throne will be issued before the ex- i
piration of the armistice Jan. 29. It
Is understood that negotiations en-
deavored to bring about an under- j
standing between Peking and Nan- j
king have succeeded in clearing away I
misunderstandings" which hitherto
London, Jan. 25. Concentration of i
troops In Peking is proceeding rapidly. ;
A large number of imperial Manchu i,
soldiers recently arrived there.
AMERICANS CALLED 1ST.
London, Jan. 25. The American
minister at Peking has called in all
Americans living In outlying parts
of the city, according to a news agen
cy dispatch from Tien Tsln. The fric- '
tlon between the Manchu troops of
the Imperial army and - Yuan Shi
Kal'B force of Chinese troops Is con
stantly Increasing, and a serious con-'
filet may be precipitated at any mo
ment. It is reported that Premier Yuan
Shi Kal will leave Peking at the first
favorable opportunity. He intends to
take up his residence in the British
concession In Tien Tsln, according to
a dispatch from- that city.
REPORTS A RUT REVOLT,
Peking, Jan. 2".. Two thousand,
Imperial troops stationed at the city
of Slang-Yang, in the province of Hu-'
Peh, to the northwest of Hankow, are .
reported to have revolted In favor of '
the republic. Precautions for Pre-'
mler Yuan Shi Hal's safety have:
been lessened, as threats against him
have not materialized. Persistent re
ports that the Japanese are assisting
the Manchus are said In authoritative 1
circles to be utterly unfounded.
BIG BUICK SHIPMENT
OF AUTOS LEAVES DETROIT
MorriB II. Wilcher of the Wilcher
garage and local agent for the Buick
automobile received word this morn
ing from the Bulck automobile peo
ple that the big consignment of 220
machines for a dealer In San Fran
cisco left Detroit today and would
leave Chicago early Saturday morn
ing, arriving in Rock Island late In
the afternoon. Fifty box cars of
the double deck variety will carry the
machines. A bill for $216,000 for
the machines and the freight on top
of that will have to be paid at the
other end of the line on receipt of
Dean 8mlth Dead.
Enimetsburg, Iowa, Jan. 25. Very
Rev. J. J. Smith, for 40 years pastor
of the Catholic church here and
dean of the see of Sioux City, Is
Governor Pothler of Rhode Island
faas iraueu orde-3 for the closing
of all gambling rlaces at Newport.
Hi took similar action last year at
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