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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 88.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
WOODMEN CUP ADOPTS REPORT FOR INCREASED INSURANCE RATES
Senate Committee De
' dines to Discriminate
Against Any School
FOR A HEALTH BUREAU
House Takes Up Consideration
of Amendments to the New
Steel Tariff Bill.
Washington, Jan. 27. Without pass
im; upon the measure as such, the
hcnate committee on public health to
day adopted an amendment to the bill
creating a department of public
health to provide only for the bureau,
and to prohibit discrimination against
any school of medicine or methods of
healing. Further action was postponed.
XTtlF.I. TARIFF III 1.1. IP.
Washington. Jan. 27. The house to
day took up the steel bill for amend
ment. When Democratic leader Un
derwood moved In close the general
debate the republicans objected and
demanded a record vote, which was
taken. The bill should reach the sen'
ate committee Monday.
FOR HSR l F.STK.ATION.
Chairman Henry of the house rules
rtniuulttre today declared for a "sane
and uusennatlonal investigation of the
"There should e no pussy-footing
or gumshoeing by the trustees of the
people now holding seats in this con
gress," said Henry. "Let those agents
of the people stand up and vote open-
ly jri baldlj;,ln behalf of their con-
STUBBS AND GLASSCOCK
IN GOTHAM; MAY SEET. R.
New York, Jan. 27. Governor
Ftubbs of Kansas, with Governor j
Glasscock of West Virginia, who re- Chicago, Jan. 27. Balloting on
cently declared himself for the iioini-! the proposed increase of rateB fori
liatn of Rooseelt. rea In I Ne,, ,0,pr wv.n,!,,,-,,, ,ve9n this f-l
York today. Roosevelt spent the day
at Oyster Hay and i-'tubbs could not
my whether he would see foi ur r
president Roosevelt before leaving
New York. Stubbs will address the
Kansas society at Its annual banquet
Monday r. it; lit. Glasscock will ad
dress the West Virginia society to
xUght. President Tuft also will
make a speech before the society.
Society Maids a La Salome.
San Francisco, Jan. 27. San
Francisco society leaders danced last
night in a gorgeous resetting of;
scenes from the Arabian Nights at
Mra. Tetjipleton Crocker's oriental
ball. The ballroom of a fashionable
hotel was converted into an oriental
palace with rare embroideries and
tapestries. One of the most striking
features was a Salome dance by six
maids gowned In robes of satin, em
blazoned with jewels.
Ice Bound; Die In Prayer.
Snow Hill, Md.. Jan. 27. Ice
bound for several weeks in their
lighthouse on the treacherous shoals
of Chnlcoteague, William Taylor and
.his wife had run out of supplies. The
a gasoline launch. Last night she no
ticed that there was no light In the
lighthouse. It was a dangerous task
but the woman battled with the Ice
and finally reached the lighthouse to
f nd her husband kneeling at bis bed
side as if !n prayer. He was dead.
Awarded 1 Cent for Slander.
Keokuk. Iowa. Jan. 27. After be
ing out 24 hours a Lee county Jury
established a record by returning a
verdict of 1 cent in favor of W. T.
Johnnon, who sued D. J. O'Connor for
SEEN BY MILLER
New York. Jan. 27. "There is no
proupcct of improvement in general
condition." said Roswtll Miller, chair
uan of the board of directors of the
St. Paul railroad, today, in ei plana
ticn of the reduction of the St. Paul's
dividend rate from 7 to 5 per cent,
announced Thursday. Other reasons
assigned for the cut were a failure of
crop In the nkota and Minnesota,
detrva.-rd volume of merchandise and
n auuf&ctures. continued reduction of
rates and Ugh cost of labor.
Miller's statement was the signal for
an outburst in tto selling of railroad
stocks, and the market broke badly.
Losses in leading railroad stocks in
oine cases were three points.
. I --,--
Iternoon. Holl call by states was the'
j form of ballot decided upon. '
i The proposition for increased :
I rates was adopted by a vote of 460 j
for higher rates against 307.
The plan increases the rates "0 to
100 per cent and provides for 12 as
sessments each year.
Frank P, Glazier Paroled.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 27. Gover
nor Osborn has signed the parole of
former State Treasurer Frank 1. Gla
zier or meisca. Glazier was sen-
tenced ,D February 19I0. to serve
, ,n in ,.,. .
from 10 to 15 years in Jackson prison
for having converted to his own use
state funds deposited in a Chicago
bank, which he controlled and which
failed. Glazier is eaid to be near
Indictment for Mrs. Morrow.
Chicago, Jan. 27. An Indictment
was returned today charging Mrs.
Rene B. MorroW with murdering her
husband, Charles B. Morrow, an in
ventor, whose body was found Dec.
28 on the rear porch of his home.
WYOMING TO OPEN
LAND TO SETTLERS
Walter J. Fahy, a prominent Wait-big-ton.
D. C. newspaperman, is to
head a Wyoming colonization bu
reau in the east. Wyoming has gon
Into competition with Canada in of
ferlng Inducements to aetUera. Ont
hundred thousand acres of land is
to be thrown open soon.
BULLYING THE BULLY
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Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Unsettled with snow tonight or
Sunday. Colder tonight with the
temperature about zero.
Highest temperature yesterday 32,
lowest last night 16, at 7 this morn
Wind velocity 8 miles per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 91,
at 7 a. m. 87.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Son sets 5:11. rises 7:14: moon sets
1:47 a. m.; 7:02 p. m.. moon in con
Junction with Saturn, passing from
west to east of the planet, 4 degrees
GOULD, HILL AND MORGAN
RAIL INTERESTS AS 0NE'nt,U. w-a3 expelled last night from the
New York, Jan. 27. Reports that
a readjustment of the western rail
road situation is pending continue to
be circulated In Wall street despite
denials put forth a few days ago. The
combine is to be one of the Hill,
Gould and Morgan Interests against
the Harrlman roads, according to one
account today and will mean control
of properties from the Atlantic to the
PRESIDENT IS OFF FOR
A TRIP IN HOME STATE
Washington, Jan. 27. President
Taft left Washington at 12:30 this
afternoon on a five day trip that takes
him to New York and to Cleveland,
Columbus and Akron, Ohio. He starts
for Ohio tomorrow night.
PACKERS' MARGIN CLERK
IS STILL ON THE STAND
Chicago, Jan. 27. Cross-examination
of Steiner G. laugher, margin clerk of
the National Packing company, , to
show the -varying margins and selling
prices of shipments of beef from the
same plant sold in different cities con
tinued in the packers' trial today.
National Ski Tourney.
Chicago, Jan. 27. The natidnal
ski meet is scheduled to begin at
Cary, 111., today. The first event
probably will not be completed until
late this afternoon.
For Philippine Administration.
Manila, Jan. 27. The democratic
primaries today resulted in a over
whelming victory for the faction favor
ing a Philippine administration.
Washington. Jan. 27. This being
the 53d birthday anniversary of the
emperor of Germany, President Taft
cabled U Berlin a message of con-
PROPOSE A UNION
OF TWO SCHOOLS
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 27. What will
be done with Morgan Park, I1L, the
ological seminary, a Swedish Baptist
institution, is beiug discussed at a
meeting of the. school committee of the
Swedish Baptists of America today.
Hitherto the seminary has been affili
ated with the divinity school of the
University of Chicago. That relation
has been terminated and a plan to
amalgamate the seminary with Bethel
academy in St. Paul is now being con
sidered. Rev. Carl Vingren of Mo
line, 111., is a member of the commit
tee considering the matter.
Rlcheson Is Expelled.
Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 27. Rev.
Clarence V. T. Rlcheson, who Is un
der sentence of death for the murder
of his former sweetheart. Avis Lin-
Baptist church. The action was taken
ai lue re&uiar mommy ueeuug ol me
Immanuel Baptist church of thi3 city.
of which Richeson was pastor at the
time of his arrest.
Steals to Keep Pace.
New York, Jan. 27. Percy G. Van
deroef, treasurer of the firm of Van
Keuren & Thornton company, deal
ers in white goods, plead guilty to a
charge of grand larceny and was re
manded until Feb. 7 for sentence.
Testimony of expert accountants
showed he was short $142,759 in his
accounts. He used the money to live
Appeal for .Famine Sufferers.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 27. An ap
peal for aid for the famine sufferers
in China was made today by Gover
nor Deneen, the funds to be sent di
rect to Orson Smith, treasurer of the
Illinois branch of the Red Cross so
ciety, 135 Adams street, Chicago.
Trains Collide; Four Die.
I.ee8burg, Ga., Jan. 27. Four per
sons were killed here at 5:45 o'clock
in a collision on the Central of Geor-
gii railroad between east bound pas
senger train No. 8 and a westbound
extra freight train.
Sues Father for Slander.
Sterling. 111., Jan. 27. Mrs. Rose
Hogan has sued -Benjamin Edward,
her father, for $25,000, alleging he
slandered her by calling her vile
names and struck her in the face.'
Boycott Potato In New York.
New York. Jan. 27. A hundred
Harlem families have decided to boy
cott the potato until the price comes
down. Edward Smithson Is the head
of the movement.
Two New Railroads.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 27. Two
new Illinois railroads were incorpor
ated today. One is from Streator to
Brookport and the other from Dan
ville to Brookport
' BY JONDAY
If Chinese Throne is Not
On Its Way Then At
tack Will be Made.
BOMBS FOR 2 GENERALS
General Liang, Manchu Official,
Probably Fatally Injured
Another Misses Chang.
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 27.
President Sun issued an ultimatum
declaring the Manchu throne must
be abdicated by 8 o'clock the morn
ing of Jan. 29, or an attack will be
made on Peking. This information
reached here today in a cablegram
to the Chinese Daily Free Press.
Peking, Jan. 27. General Liang,
a high Manchu official, and former
commandant of the Imperial gaurds,
was Injured, perhaps fatally, today, ;
by a bomb thrown by an unidentified
Chinaman in a military uniform, who
was himself killed by the explosion.
Both of Liang's legs were broken and
Tein Sen, Jan. 27. Two bombs
were thrown at General Chang here
today. Chang was not injured, but
his carriage was wrecked. The as
sailants were arrested.
FRENCH STEAMER RELEASED.
Rome, Jan. 27. The French passen
ger steamer Tavlgnano, seize! by Ital
ian torpedo boats last night off Biban,
has been released.
. Paris, Jan. 27. The Italian to
pedo boats, which seized the French
steamer Tavlgnano last night, also
shelled several barges which were go
ing out from shore esterday to un
load the Tavlgnano off Biban, Tunis
It is said the capture of the Tavig-
nano and the shelling of the barges
occurred in French waters.
find no contraband.
Rome, Jan. 27. A semi-official
note issued explains that the French
steamer Tavignano, seized by the
Italian torpedo boat destroyer Ful-
mine, was nine miles east of Zarzia,
search not revealing contraband the
Tavignano was released.
MUST SURRENDER ARMS.
Tabriz, Persia, Jan. 27. Persians
and Armenians in this city have been
ordered by the commander of the
Russian forces here to surrender
their arms within a fortnight under I
penalty of severe punishment.
FOR UPSET OF HIS PLANS
Belfast, Ireland, Jan. 27. The lib
eral party, according to a report cur
rent here, hopes to compensate Win
ston Churchill, first lord of the ad
miralty, for his disappointment over
the upsetting of his plans in regard
to speaking in favor of home rule at
Ulster hall. To do this they will or
ganize a demonstration 1a connection
with bis visit to Belfast on more strik
ing lines than would have been the
case if the home rule meeting had been
allowed to proceed without molesta
tion. TRAIN HITS A SLED; TWO
KILLED AT A CROSSING
Benton Harbor, Mich., Jan. 27. Two
persons were killed and two injured
today when a Michigan Central pas
senger train entering the city struck
a farmer's sled. The dead:
Herman Muff, 50, and his son Har
The accident occurred on a sharp
curve at Hickory Creek crossing.
Two Murderers Sentenced.
Cadillas, Mich.. Jan. 27. Albert
Weeks, alias Earl Bliss, who plead
guilty of killing Mrs. Fred Cozier, in
December, was today sentenced to
from two to 15 years in the Ionia
Bay City. Mich., Jan. 27. Mrs. Vina
Behrmann, convicted of manslaughter
in slaying her husband, Henry Behr
mann, in August last, was sentenced
today to three to six years imprison
ment. Judge's Daughters Shoplifters.
New York, Jan. 27. Miss Agnes
Pearl Weiler of Salt Lake City and
her sister, Mrs. Catherine Smith,
daughters of the late Supreme Court
Justice Weiler of Utah, were fined
$10 each here today after they plead
guilty to shoplifting,
The fines were
Merriam, Conference Tempo
rary Chairman, Calls It Po
SWIPE FOR DENEEN ALSO
Charges State Bosses Are Aligned
Against Direct Election of Sen
ators and Other Reforms.
Springfield, nu Jan. 27. The pro
gressive republican conference today
was called to order by Fred Wilbur of
East St. Louis, 111., candidate for the
nomination for congressman against
Professor Charles E. Merriam of
Chicago, the temporary chairman,
made an address in which he criticised
the Lincoln Protective league and de
clared its real purpose is the defense
HELD POLITICAL SACRILEGE.
Continuing, Merriam said: "The use
of the name of Abraham Lincoln for
this purpose is a piece of political sac
rilege unparalleled In the history of
this or any other state. That action
deserves a rebuke from every republi
can in whose near! the name of the
great republican Is enshrined."
DENEEN LEAGUE ATTACKED.
Merriam also attacked Deneen pro
tective leagues and declared Deneen
has not been with the people of this
state who are progressive. "We stand,"
said Merriam, "for the direct election
of United States senators, the initia
tive, and referendum and recall, and
we find the political bosses and mon
eyed interests of this state formidably
arrayed against these reforms."
A committee on resolutions, headed
by Medill McCormick of Chicago, was
An organization committee, compos
ed of Oscar Zipf and 14 others, was
OSBORN OX ROOSEVELT.
is nominated he should carry Mich!
gan by at least one hundred thous
and votes," said Governor Osborn at
the Roosevelt national committee
headquarters here today. The gov
ernor said he believed Roosevelt
YL-ill no a rnnrfirifltA If tha TiAnnlA of
it. ntrir ADmanA it A-ke it h
thought either Taft or La Follette
would accept his suggestion that
they retire in favor of Roosevelt, the
j governor said:
WOl'LD FORCE WITHDRAWALS.
"If Roosevelt is a candidate, yes:
but tney proDabiy not retire vol-
untarily. With Roosevelt in the neld
they probably would retire during
the convention, for he would be nom
inated." SUGGESTS A MEETING.
Osborn suggested to the committee
that a meeting of the committee bo
held here Feb. 6 to determine wheth
er the people really desire Roosevelt
for a candidate. He said sentiment
could be determined by that time,
and if it were not favorable it would
be useless to continue the work.
MISSOURI FOR TAFT.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 27. The
administrations of Taft and Gover
nor Hadley were strongly endorsed
in resolutions of the Missouri Edi
torial association today. Charles
Morris of St. Joseph, republican state!
chairman, startled the editors with
the announcement that an editor
"had no business being a postmas
ter." Morris believed the day has
come when an "editor must give his
undivided attention to being an ed
itor and leave postoffices alone."
CIRL'S TALE SOLVES
AN ANCIENT MURDER
Mrs. Luella Roebuck, a daughter
of David McKlnley, of Clrclevtue, O.,
gave the information to the authori
ties that resulted in the arrest of her
father, her uncle, and Henry Hagel
ganz, charged with complicity in the
murder three years ago of Miss Fan
nie Hagelganz, sister of one of the
prisoners. The McKlnley brother
came to him. and said they had kill
ed her, Hasrelganz confessed, then
I jfAmaniAtl Cl (dtfl frnm him hlti h
j says he paid. Haaelgans ' was the
Bfcjaf baaeciarr by her wUL
MINERS PUT .
BARS ON BOY
Organizations Closed to
All Identified With the
Civic Federation Treated Like
wise by Convention at
Indianapolls, Ind., Jan. 27. The boy
scout movement came under the ban
of the United Mine workers along
with the Civic federation today, when
the miners' convention adopted amend
ments to the constitution forbidding
persons In these organizations becom
ing members of the miners' union.
James Herrin of Sparta, 111., who
proposed the hoy scout amendment,
declared the movement detrimental to
unionism and that It would "grow into
an organization of strikebreakers."
OPERATORS PREPARE SCALE.
A new wage contract was adopted
last night by the representatives of
the bituminous mine owners of Illi
nois, Indiana, Ohio and western Penn
sylvania for presentation at a Joint
conference with the United Mine
Workers' committee next Monday
probably will add to the differences
of the two forces.
The operators heard the demands
of the miners and at a separate meet
ing drafted a set of demands lndlrect
opposition to those of the workers.
I Iasead of . an-iacxftsaaXaO cents a
ten, they demand a 10 cent reduction.'
The operators declare there will be
no compromise, and predict that Mon
day's conference will end without ben
efit to either side.
The miners have asserted on the
floor of the convention that they will
not concede a point, and It Is predict
ed In many quarters that a special
convention, such as was held last year
at Cincinnati, will be called to decide
upon a scale.
WILL ACCEPT NO COMPROMISE.
The operators, in their prepared
statement, say that the high cost of
production and the corresponding de
crease in profits has brought about
actual loss In operation.' They will
demand that all coal be- paid for on
the lump 'or mine run basis at the
option of the operator and that there
shall be a flat decrease of 10 cents a
ton. They also will demand a proper
readjustment of the machine differen
tial at the basing points in Indiana
and Illinois; that it shall be the same
as Ohio and. western Pennsylvania.
The operators will insist on a uniform
day of nine hours, eight hours to con
stitute a day's work on Saturday.
They also demand monthly payments
and the signing of the- contract for
four years. The operators say they
will stand on their proposal and will
accept no compromise. They frankly
admit that Monday's conference will
not result in an adjustment of differ
ences. BANKER MORSE LEAVES
HOSPITAL; IS IN A HOTEL
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 27. Charles W.
Morse, the New York banker, whose
prison sentence recently was com
muted by President Taft, left the hos
pital at Fort McPherson this morn
ing and was brought to a local ho
tel, where he will stay until able to
be moved, probably to some Florida
New York Central Train Wrecked.
Oneida. N. Y., Jan. 27. New York
Central passenger train No. 49,
westbound, was wrecked two miles
west of this station by the explosion
of the locomotive boiler. Engineer
Britzsky - was killed and Fireman
Katie was severely scalded. The pas
sengers were uninjured.
JUDGE HARLAN IS
DEAD OF INJURY
Washington, Jan. 27. Judge B. A.
Harlan, 75, for more than 30 years a
member of the board of review of tne
pension office, is dead aa the result
of being struck by a street car Tues
day. Harlan was once probate Judge
at Grand Rapids, Mich. He was ap
pointed to the pension office in 1881.
Harlan leaves his widow and a daugh
ter, Mrs. Stoneman, wife of Rev. H.
A. Stoneman of St. Joseph, Mich., and
a son, H. B. Harlan of this city. The
body will be taken to Grand Rapids
for burial. i