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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 87.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
VOTE ON WOODEN RATE REVISION TO BE TAKEN BY HEAD CM TODAY
Guayaquil Mob, Incensed
by Verdict, Seizes Gen
BURN BODY IN STREET
Victim Had Been Tried by
Court-martial and Sentenced
to 16 Years in Prison.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jan. 26. Gen
eral Pedro Montero, recently a popu
lar hero of Guayaquil, was yesterday
shot by the anpry populace, dragged
Into the streets, beheaded and burned.
Montero, last November, was pro
claimed president by the troops sta
tioned in Guayaquil, but handed over
liaderphip In the provisional govern
ment to General Alfaro.
FOIICH riTV TO CAPITULATE.
The revolutionary army went from
Guayaquil and the government troops
from Quito. The latter, under General
I'laJi, defeated the revolutionists, and
eventually forced Guayaquil to capitu
late. Montero, with other leaders,
was captured Jan. 22, and last evening
Montero was court-martialed and sen
tenced to i years in the penitentiary.
KILLED IN COIIIT ROOM.
When Plaza, who presided over the
court-martial, announced the sentence,
the crowds of people surrounding the
f overmnt-nt palace shouted violently
In protest. Some of them rushed Into
the court room, riddled Montero with
bullets, seized his body, and dragged
ii into the street. There they hacked
t;.e hi'inl off the shoulders, built a fire,
T:nl (as't the head and trunk into the
m:,t to 11 k TitiF.n.
hm! ".:n-, who were
iin' l iin a Mon
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. ! ) v.-as nearly beat
v "wh'ie caps" last
witness today in
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su-cused of the
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' .ii ;'cil from his door
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tie hit it is uf I he mob.
lie assTted. oVtnunded
that he deed
back to Tobe Snoddy land which had
been placed in the name of McFar
lutid'g sinter. Snoddy declared, he
said, that the ground had been ob
tained fraudulently and that McFar
land int-isted he had obtained the
farm through a legitimate deal.
PHELPS EXECUTED FOR
KILLING BOSTON SHERIFF
Boston, Mass., Jan. 26. Silas N.
Phelps, the Monroe Bridge outlaw,
was vied rocuted at the Charleston
state prison yesterday morning for
the killing of Deputy Sheriff Emnielt
F. 1 tasking at Monroe Itrldge on June
12, 1910. The current was turned
on at 1 2:15:55 and the man was
pronounced dead by the physicians
At 12:22:06. j
The state Council Thursday by a
vote of 7 to 1 refused to grant a
com am tat Ion of seutenie.
Phelps met his death calmly. Pre
ceded by the rrlson chaplain, he
walked Into the death chamber with
head erect aud eyes straight In front
of him. lie said nothing when plac
ed in the chair and his lips remain
ed firmly closed when the electrodes
Were being strapped to him.
At 12:65:55 1.900 volts of elec
tricity were turned on. This cur
rent was kept on for eight seconds.
Then a lesser current of 300 volts
was applied and kept on for 22 sec
onds. Later the current was raised
to 1.900 and again reduce to 300.
At 12:22:4 5 he was pronounced
Drive Away Zapatistas.
Chllapa. Guerrero, Mexico, Jan. 26.
Led Ly Eludio Miranda, an ex-revolutionary
officer, a body of hastily re
cruited citizens drove from the town
before dawn a band of Zapatistas, but
not before the raiding rebels bad re
leased the prisoners and sacked and
burned the city hall. The Zapatistas
were captained by Juan Cuchlllo.
There were no casualties.
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Shanghai. Jan. 26. Sharp JHghtingi
between imperial and rebel troops oc
curred south of Suchow. The result
is not known.
Tientsin, Jan. 26. The Chinese
revolutionists expeditionary force at
vv u Cnang began a forward move
ment towards Peking today.
Mukden, Jan. 26. A series of as
sassinations of revolutionaries occur
red Tuesday. Chang Yang, one of
the rebel leaders, was murdered. Si
inultiUieousJy a mob of assassins at
tacked ' his residence, killing his
brother' and his secretary.
Manila, Jan. 26. Distribution of
the United States troops along the
Peking railroad from Tang-Shan to
Lancbow has been completed. Major
James M. Arrasmith, who is in com
mand, cabled the fact to General
Thrice Wed; 18 Years Old.
La Porte, Ind., Jan. 26. First
married when a girl of 12 years old,
living with her husband until he died
about a year ago, then wedding
George Maxson of this city Nov. 29,
1911, Mrs. George Maxson, now 18
years old, is charged with bigamy,
having been married, it is alleged, in
St. Joseph, Mich., last Sunday to
Louis Galloway, who avers he didn't
know she had another husband. Mrs.
Maxson was at one time a chorus girl.
Maxson declares he will prosecute his
GOV. FOSS URGES
Boston, Jan. 26. Governor Foss
sent a special measage to the legis
lature yesterday urging an immedi
ate investigation of the strike in the
textile mills in Lawrence. The gov
ernor defends his' action in sending
the militia to Lawrence, saying he
will employ every means at his com
mand to maintain law and order. He
adds: "It Is alleged the employers
have brought into Aheir mills the
cheapest grade of labor obtainable
In this or in foreign countries and
by fines and other methods have re
duced wages far below that decent
standard which American citizens
should enjoy. A further pertinent
and important consideration Is that
the Industry In which the strike or
iginated is one that has been espe
cially favored by tariff laws, design
ed and only Justified on the ground
that they protect and elevate Amer
ican labor. One purpose, of the in
vestigation should be to determine
how far the advantages conferred by
national law upon the Immediate
beneficiaries of the protective sys
tem have been and are today, shared
with the laborers who are supposed
to be the ultimate beneficiaries."
Toe governor recommends the ap
pointment of a special legislative
committee with full power to sum
mon persons with books and papers
and to ascertain all the facts bearing
upon the strike.
ARE WE COMING TO
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Snow tonight or Saturday, colder
wUirle",ICTl?eSt temperature, ionight
about 15 degrees above zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 26. High
est yesterday 31, lowest last night
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 5 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 86,
at 7 a. m. 93.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5:10, rises 7:15; moon set
12:34 a. m.; 2:51 a. m., eastern time,
'noon at first quarter.
DIAMOND NELL GIVES UP
$45,000 THEFT CHARGE
Chicago. Jan. 26. Mrs. Nellie Prince,
known throughout the country as "Dia
mond Nell," who is under indictment
In Pittsburgh for participation in the
$45,000 Jewelry robberies at the homes
of Mrs. Wiliam Thaw, Jr., and Isaac
Kaufmann there in January, 1909, gave
herself up to Lieutenant James V. Lar
kin at the Chicago detective bureau
The Chicago police had been search
ing for "Diamond Nell" 10 days. She
walked into the lieutenant's office in
the afternoon and asked if a warrant
had been issued for her arrest. She
denied being implicated In the robber
ies. The woman was taken to the wo
men's annex at the South Clark street
station, to await the arrival of a dep
uty sheriff from Pittsburgh.
On Jan. 16 of this year secret Indict
ments were returned by the grand
jury at Pittsburgh against Mrs. Prince,
Harry Robinson, Joe Birtsch and
George Bissett, all of Chicago, charg
ing them with having ransacked the
Thaw and Kaufmann homes.
Robinson is serving a 20-year sen
tence in the Stillwater, Minn., peniten
tiary for blowing a safe at St, PauL
He Is the man who robbed Rector's
restaurant of $800 at the point of a
revolver some time ago. Robinson is
reported to be "Diamond Nell's" sec
ond husband. Her first husband, Har
ry Prince, by whose name she still is
known, is also a prisoner at Stillwater,
it is said.
Unusual features characterized the
Thaw robbery. Although jewels val-
ned at $35,000 were taken, they were
Lreturned without so much as a stick
pin missing from the collection.
The details of the return were never
made public, but a story was circula
ted, and never was denied, that Mrs.
Thaw paid $20,000 for their return.
Bishop Tuttle Elected.
Chicago, Jan. 26. Officers were
elected by the general board of re
ligious education of the Episcopal
church of the United States, in ses
sion here, as follows: President,
Bishop David S. Tuttle of Missouri;
vice president. Bishop C. P. Anderson
of Chicago; recording secretary, Rev.
Charles 6. Leads of Indianapolis;
treasurer, William R. Butler of Penn
TAKE A VOTE ON
JTULwiBO,-Jan- 26. Delegates to the
convention of Modenr-M'oodmen were
expected to vote today on the Ques
tion of raising the insurance rates for
the order. Those opposed to upward
revision of rates have thus far not
been heard, but they were promised
they would be allowed to state their
side of the case before the vote is
taken. The case of the opposition
was to have been presented yester
day, but this was prevented when an
extra allotment of time was granted
George D. Eldrldge and James F. Egan,
v.ho spoke in favor of the Increase.
ATTACKS A D MI X I ST RATI ON.
J. L. Sundeen of Minneapolis, speak
ing for the "Insurgents," denounced
the Mobile bill and the proposed in
crease In ratea. He declared the ad
ministration of the society to pass the
revision measure intended to "railroad
the bill through without consent or
permission of the members who con
stitute the order." It is expected a
vote will be reached late this after
noon. INDICTED UNION MAN IS
FREED ON $2,000 BOND
Muscatine, Iowa, Jan. 26. Clay
ton Rolland, a prominent local trade
unionist, who was indicted by the
grand jury last month and who has
been sought for weeks by author!
ties, was unexpectedly produced in
court late yesterday and was then re
leased under bond of $2,000. He was
indicted on four counts, being
charged with conspiracy and injury
to buildings. The grand jury Is again
investigating acts perpetrated in
connection with the button workers'
strike, and Thomas Hotchkiss, slay,
er of Patrolman Geri6cher and sen
tencea to lire imprisonment, was
brought -back to appear before the
SEEK TO OUST BREWERY
THROUGH COURT ACTION
Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 26. Profes
sor F. E. Bolton, head of the depart
ment of education of the University
of Iowa, today started Injunction
proceedings against the Iowa Brew
ing company of Iowa City, a firm
capitalized at $30,000, asking that it
be permanently closed, on the allega
tion that it is conducting a retail
business. Two other ouster proceed
ings against breweries have been
Find Hidden Dynamite.
Elgin, I1L, Jan. 26. Fifty pounds of
dynamite, in a water soaked wooden
box, were found under a corn shock
car at the village- of Gilberts, eight
miles from here. Several robberies
and holdups have taken place there
recently. The explosive was found by
Fred Rasmussen, a farmer.
Claims Self Defense.
Coldwater, Mich., Jan. 26. Mrs.
Richard Hurst, on trial on a charge
of killing her husband, Nov. 1J took
the witness stand in her own behalf.
Mrs. Hurst declared she shot her hus
band in self defense.
Discovery Attracting Big
Crowds of People to
NUGGETS IN TURKEYS
Six-Ounce Chunks of Metal Are
Unearthed Only Two Feet
Below the Surface.
Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 26. Men, wo
men, and even children, are flocking
to Minitonas, a little town ou the Can
adian Northern railway 268 miles west
of here. Gold has been discoverd
there, and if even only a small percent
age of the fabulous stories being tola
are true it is the richest find in the
history of western Canada and rivals
the Yukon fields.
For Christmas George Elliott, a
farmer, took into Manitonas several
turkeys. When dressed particles of
gold were found in their crops. One
had several small nuggets. The dis
covery was kept as quiet as possible
while several went prospecting, but
without success. Then others heard of
It and traced the turkeys to Elliott's
and there began prospecting. Last
week several small nuggets were found
and claims staked, but it was not un
til this week that the finds were taken
Two days ago several drills were
put to work. Yesterday gold in pay
ing quantities was struck. Today five
drills are at work around the town and
each has struck gold in seams only
two feet below the surface? George
Helroyd, a Yukon miner, began work
this morning with a pick and shovel.
At noon he found a nugget weighing
more than seven ounces. At the next
shovelful he dug up a four and a three
and a half ounce nugget.
SIMILAR TO YUKON BLACK EARTH.
Alex MacKenzie found two nuggets,
each weighing five ounces, and many
other finds have been reported in all
directions from town, until it becomes
evident that Minitonas is built upon a
bed of gold-hearing black sand similar
to that found in the Yukon.
Three feet of snow covers the ground
and makes prospecting extremely dif
ficult, but the thousands who have
rushed to the gold fields from all parts
of western Canada do not mind, and
madly shovel it away to get at the
pay dirt utiderneath. Every one in the
town is gold mad. Business has been
suspended entirely, for every man and
woman, and many children, are dig
ging and scratching for the yellow
Women In overalls are at work with
men of all nationalities. Train crews
have deserted to join In the hunt for
gold, and people are driving in from
all directions. Two trains arrived at
Minitonas today, and each coach was
packed to the doors. A special train
left Winnipeg this afternoon for Mini
tonas carrying nearly 500 men. It is
probable the Canadian Northern will
run another special out late tonight.
CLAIM JUMPING FREQUENT.
Special police are being sent to
maintain order, for claim jumping is
frequent, and there have been several
The recorder insisted upon a $C00
bond being given before he would give
a claim deed. Hon. Robert Rogers,
minister of the interior, was appealed
to and the bond guarantee was not
enforced. Last night a report reached
Minitonas of a richer find on Flavell
creek, six miles north, and a stampede
started in that direction at nightfall
Every man arriving in the town has
some tale to tell of wonderful discov
eries and many support their stories
by showing nuggets.
At noon more than 900 claims had
been filed at the dominion land office
at Dauphin and there will be as many
more in the next 24 hours.
Given Enthusiastic Reception.
Malta, Jan. 26. King George and
Queen Mary reached here aboard the
steamer Medina and were accorded
an enthusiastic reception. Their ma
jesties visited the French battleship
Danton. A slight mishap occurred to
the Medina as it was entering port.
A buoy rope fouled the propeller tut
caused little delay.
Schmitz on Trial."
San Francisco, Jan. 26. Eugene
Schmitz, former mayor of San Fran
cisco, was placed on trial in the sn
perior court here on the charge of bri
bery. The complaint recites that
Schmitz gave a bribe of $750 to for
mer Supervisor A. J. Wilson to intro
duce a resolution fixing the price of
Government Bloc Loses Con
trol as Result of Reballot
ing for Reichstag.
LIBERAL PARTY SUPREME
Can Now Form a Majority in Ger
man Congress by Coalition
With Right or Left.
Berlin, Jan. 26. The last 33 re-
ballots in the elections were held yes
terday and the relchstag Is now com
plete. The socialists secured fur
ther victories and now have a fecord
membership of 110 in the relchstag.
The blue-black bloc, consisting of
the conservatives and centrists,
which supported the government,
was defeated in that its total mem
bership has fallen from 188 to 159
There are 397 members in the
reichstag and the house now stands
Socialists, 110; centrists, 93; con
servatives, 66; national liberals, 47;
radicals, 44; Poles, 18; all others, 19.
NATIONAL LIBERALS CONTROL.
The results completely overthrew
the working majority of the conser
vative center in the last reichstag
and place the control in the hands of
the national liberals, who will be
able to form a majority by throwing
their strength with either the right
or the left.
This makes the national liberal
leader, Ernst Bassermann. a com
manding figure in the next reichstag.
He will be able to swing certain
avowed national liberals, who under
proper inducements would probably
be prepared to cooperate with the
government on most questions.
The hostility of other progressive
groups to the so-canea reactionary
bloc apparently is too great for any
working understanding, except on
questions of national defense and the
increase of the army and navy.
KAISER LOSES DISTRICT.
The disappointment of the social-
ists over the defeat of Duewe4ytM- pnent progre86lveB Ds
Katempf in the palace district of
Berlin was compensated for by the
significant victory at Potsdam, where
Liebknecht, the socialist candidate,
was elected. This Is the first time
that a kaiser district has ever been
represented in the reichstag by a so
cialist. It remains to be seen whether the
emperor will carry out the threat as
cribed to him by the conservative
press, that he would quit Potsdam,
close his own and the other royal
palaces, withdraw the crack regi
ments and ruin Potsdam from a com
mercial standpoint, if a socialist were
The victor, Liebknecht, Is a law
yer and the son of the more emi
nent man of the same name. He re
cently finished a sentence of 18
months' detention In a fortress for
his anti-military propaganda. En
thusiastic crowds thronged the
streets cheering for the socialist trl
umps. Sues Three Bishops for Libel.
Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 26. Alleging
that the charges upon which he was
expelled from the Mennonlte church
are false and libelous, George H.
Lambert today filed suit In the su
perior court here for $10,000 dam
ages. The suit is against David
Berkholder of Nappanee, Jacob Bix
ler of Wakarusa and David Yoder of
Olive township, all bishops of the
Mennonite church. Lambert was ex
pelled from the church Dec. 21, 1911,
after a church trial.
MRS. MORROW IS
INDICTED BY JURY
Chicago, Jan. 26. Mrs. Rene B.
Morrow, who was held for the action
of the grand jury by Municipal Judge
Fake for the murder of her husband.
Charles B. Morrow, after a trial
which lasted the greater part of two
weeks, was indicted by the graml jury
yesterday. Five or six witnesses
were called into the grand jury
room yesterday. Principal among
them were Catherine Scanlon and Es
ther Johnson, both of whom were
employed as servants in the ,$forrow
home. By these two witnesses the
prosecution attempted to show that
Mrs. Morrow was tired of her huB
band; that he on the one hand was
an old man while she on the other
was a vivacious woman of perhaps!
40 years. For this reason Prosecutor
Northrup alleged that Mrs. Morrow
had lost all love for her husband and
took murder as the weapon with
whirh to secure relief. Dr. Joseph
Springer, who performed the autop
sy, testified that the skin where the
builet entered the head was powder
burned and that powder marks on
the clothing where the other bullet
entered Morrow's left chest indicated
to him that the revolver must have
been held at a distance of from six
to ten inches from the body. He con
tended it would be impossible for
the dead man to have fired this shot.
Illinois Progressives Are
Planning to Sidetrack
HOT FIGHT IS IN SIGHT
Conference Scheduled for
Springfield at Which Choice
. Will Be. Made. ?
Springfield, 111., Jan. 26. Efforts to
launch rival presidential booms will
be made at the progressive republi
can conference to be held in this city
Saturday, according to Information
gained In Springfield. It is said that
some progressive republicans of Illi
nois would like to see former Presi
dent Roosevelt again In power, and to
gain this end would be willing to sac
rifice United States Senator Robert
M. La Follette of Wisconsin, the pro
gressive candidate for the presidency.
There will be some of the Roosevelt
progressives present at Saturday's
conference and it is said that friends
of the former president will go so far
as an attempt to offerr evolutions en
dorsing hs candidacy and calling up
on him to enter the contest.
HENEY HELPS PAVE WAT.
Francis J. Heney, the noted graft
prosecutor of San Francisco; Profes
sor Charles E. Merriam and Med ill
McCormlck of Chicago will arrive here
today and the latter two will make
arrangements for the meeting, which
will b held at tha Iceland hotel.
in attendance, among them Walter
Clyde Jones, candidate for governor,
and Hugh S. Magill, candidate for
United States senator.
A Roosevelt boom was launched
here last night when the Roosevelt
Republican club of Sangamon county
was organized at a meeting of over
200 republicans held at the Leland
hotel. The "rough rider" president
was unanimously indorsed as a can
didate for president and resolutions
were adopted declaring the club's be
lief in the doctrines of the republican
party as against the "socialistic"
propaganda of the initiative, referen
dum and recall.
The meeting was presided over by
Abner G. Murry, an antl-Deneen re
publican and former chairman of the
county committee. While many of
those In attendance were members of
the Lincoln league, there were a
number present who have refused to
become Identified with that organiza
tion. Officers were elected as follows:
President, Henry Garvey, Buffalo;
vice president, Harry W. Wilson of
Springfield; second vice president, T.
Y. McLaughlin, New Berlin; third
vice president, Adolph Ambuehl, Sal
isbury; fourth vice president, Roy R.
Reece, Springfield; secretary, Law
rence Ia Flinn, Springfield; assistant
secretary, Robert Alvey, Mechanlcs
burg; second assistant secretary, Wil
liam Feeney, Springfield.
IIADLEV AND STUBBS ACCEPT.
Chicago, Jan. 26. Governors Stubbs
of Kansas and Hadley of Missouri to
day accepted membership on the
Roosevelt national committee.
IOWA DISTHICT FOR TAFT.
Ottumwa, Iowa, Jan, 26. Sixth
congressional district republicans,
meeting here, adopted resolutions
pledging support to President Tart.
It was the first series of conferences
pledged for districts in opening a
campaign o secure Taft delegates
to the national convention, the sup
SEVERAL VILLAGES ARE
WRECKED BY EARTHQUAKE
Athens, Jan. 26. The earthquake
in the Ionian Islands yesterday was
more disastrous than at first report
ed. In Cephalonia several villages
were destroyed and eight persons
Duke Back in New York.
New York, Jan. 26. The duke of
Connaught returned to New York this
morning from a visit to President
Taft in Washington. The duke and
party return to Canada tonight.
Americans Seek Canada Or.
Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 26. A $5,
000,000 company has beep formed
In Spokane to develop iron deposits
in Pend de O'Reilla valley in British
Columbia, south of Nelson.
Steel Bilt Debate On.
Washington. Jan. 26. Debate was
begun in the huse today on the steel
tariff revision bilL The bill may be
passed lata Saturday afternoon,