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ROCK ISLAND AUGUS.
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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 95.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1912.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
RAISING FUNDS TO
TO CALL HALT
Seeks Stoppage of Furth
er Prosecutions by th9
ANSWERS TOSUIT FILED
Secretary Knox Shows That
Business Is Controlled in
All Other Countries.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair tonight and Tues
day, not much change In tempera
ture. The lowest temperature to
night will be about 6 to 10 degrees
Temperature at 7 a. m. 6. Highest
yesterday 12. lowest last night 4.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 6 miles
Precipitation .02 Inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 91,
at 7 a. m. 92.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5:22, rises 7:04; moon rises
8:47 p. m.
New York. Feb. 5. The defend
ants in the suit to dissolve the sugar
combine filed their answers today
Tliey ask the court to stop the gov
ernment from further prosecution of
the so-called "sugar trust."
foreign .o f.rnments begi late
Washington, Fob. 5. Sugar uni
versally oonsurned and universally
titled Is subjected to government
control and regulation as to price in
almost every country, reports Secre
tary Knox In a letter which Presi
dent Taft today forwarded to con
gress. a to 14 cents pric e.
The letter was brought out by the
house "sugar trust" Investigating
committee's request for foreign data.
I.'etall prices of white sugar, It is
known vary from 5 cents a pound in
Scotland to 14 in Italy.
The recent ln'-rease in prices is at
tributed to shortages in the Cuban
end beet sugar supplies.
AS FELLOW DIES
Osslning. X. Y, Feb. 5. Charles
Swenton, a negro, was electrocuted in
Sing Sing prison this morning for the
murder of Isaac Lee Nov. 3, 1910. At
the time of the execution inmates of
the death house sang "Safe la the
Arms of Jesus."
The killing was the direct result of
a quarrel over the tariff. The two men
were drinking in a saloon and the dis
cussion was suggested by a poster on
the wall. Lee said he could not un
derstand how the "trusts could have
got hold of codfish because there were
so many in the sea." This remark an
gered Swenton, who told Lee to "cut
it out." In a quarrel that followed,
Swenton was roughly handled by Lee.
The next night Swenton went to Lee's
apartments and shot him.
King George and Queen
Mary Given Hearty
POWERS TO JOIN
ON CHINA PLAN?
May Reach an Agreement to
Take No Step Unless All
Give Their Assent.
GONE THREE MONTHS
His Majesty Salutes Stars and
Stripes in Passing Ameri
DOWAGER FOR REPUBLIC
Premier Yuan Shi Kal Receives Or
ders to Establish a New Gov
. London, Feb. 5. King George and
Queen Mary were given a hearty wel
come on their return to England to
day after an absence of three months,
during which they were crowned em
peror and empress of India. After
Peking, Feb. 6. An invading
force of revolutionists which landed
today at the mouth of the Yala river
Manchu, defeated the imperialist
troops. Eighty imperialists and 20
revolutionaries were killed.
Berlin, Feb. 5. Xegotlations be
tween the powers with reference to
a joint agreement on the Chinese sit
uation are proceeding on the initi
ative under the states. It is believed
the governments are endeavoring to
reach a general agreement pledging
themselves to take no step in China
Lorimer Inquiry Commit
tee Dismisses Biumen
ENDS A ROMANCE
Mrs. W. L. Suydam and Fred
erick Noble, Wedded Month
Ago, Inhale Gas.
FAKE NOTES CHARGED
Accused Refuses to Make a
Statement When Called Upon
to Defend Himself.
DEATHS SEAL THE MOTIVE
Woman Had Deserted Wealthy Hus
band to Elope With a Young
GATHER FOR A
Assembly Formed at Min
neapolis Sends Out
Washington, Feb. 5. The Lorimer
committee today summarily dismissed
Milton Blumenberg, its official repor
ter, because of his conduct at the
hearing Saturday night, when he sud
denly informed the committee in open
IT'S DIFFERENT NOW
EFFORT TO HEAD
OFF THIRD TERM
Washington, Feb. 5. A resolution
by Sluyden (democrat), putting the
house on record against a third term
ior any president oi me i nuea siaien,
was taken up for passage at 2:35 this
afternoon. I'nder a motion to suspend
the rules and pass it at once, the
measure was brought in. Norris (Ne
braska) demanded a second a formal
method of securing 40 minutes' de
bate. Crumpacker raised the point of
no quorum and a roll call was ordered.
The roll call resulted 10 to 51 and.
having no end for his resolution,
Slaydeti withdrew it temporarily.
The senate today agreed to vote on
arbitration treaties with Great Britain
and France March 5.
LA FOLLETTE IS TO TAKE
REST OF SEVERAL WEEKS
Washington, Feb. 6. Senator La
Follette is reported better today. He
will rest several weeks. He visited
Providence- hospital todOiy to see his
daughter, who Is Improving.
New York. Feb. 5. Andrew Car
regie has declined an invitation by
telegraph to address the Roosevelt
s'ate mass convention at Oklahoma
t Hy next Saturday. In his icply Mr.
Carnegie declared he was an out and
cut supporter of President Taft.
GEORGIA MOB LYNCHES
ASSAILANT OF A GIRL
Macon, Ga., Feb. 5. Charles Pow
ell, a negro, who assaulted and robbed
a young white woman here Saturday
night, was taken from officers and
lynched by a mob early yesterday.
Previously county officers had sought
to prevent the lynching and had re
moved Powell from the jail, about
which the mob gathered. Powell
gone, the would be lynchers were ad
nUted, -Then followed a mam hunt
in which all outgoing trains were
watched. Members of the mob used
automobiles and came up with the
negro and his two guards in the rail
road yards four miles from the city,
where the negro had been taken to
board a train for Atlanta. He was
tied to a telegraph pole and hundreds
of bullets fired Into his body. At noon
a crowd of several hundred men as
sembled near the undertaker's, where
the negro's body liad been taken,
loaded It into a wagon, then carried
it to the heait of the negro section
of the it y and burned it. Coal oil
soaked cross ties furnished the pyre,
and so quickly and quietly was the
work done that the police knew noth
ing of it until the torch had been ap
plied. Blame on "parties unknown"
was placed by the coroner's jury,
which held an Inquest at the scene
of the lynching. The crime of which
the negro was accused was the as
sault and robbery of a young white
girl. She was on her way home from
work at 11 o'clock Saturday night
when she waa overpowered end
dragged down "an embankment Po
licemen heard cries and arrived as
the negro, with the girl's purse in his
hands, scrambled up to the sidewalk.
3 EXPLOSION VICTIMS
BURIED AT CAMBRIDGE
(Ppeclal to Tlic Argus.)
Cambridge, 111., Feb. 5. Funeral
services for Mrs. Suzanne Burrows,
Miss Minnie Burrows and Mrs. Nancy
Dean, killed in an explosion which de
stroyed the Burrows home last Thurs
day night, were conducted at the
Methodist church at 1 this afternoon.
The church was filled with sorrowing
friends frathered from all parts of the
county. Interment was la Cambridge
33d Decree Mason Dies.
Marquette. Mich.. Feb. 6. Francis
M. Moore, the only 33d degree Mason
In the upper Peninsula of Michigan,
died suddenly at his home here, aged
54 years. He was born in Oakland
county. Michigan, and came to Mar
quette In 1S64.
TWO MINES ARE TIED UP
BY NERVES OF A WOMAN
Hibbing, MInn Feb. 5. Work in
the Hull-Rust and Burt-Sellers mines
has been suspended pending the out
come next Saturday of a hearing ou
temporary injunction restraining
the companies from further blasting
in the vicinity of the home of Mrs.
Lizzie H. IJnd. The application for
an injunction was based on the claim
the operations of the companies are
gradually drawing nearer her property
and that the shock of blasting has al
ready damaged her property and seri
ously affected her nerves. The pits
are encroaching upon the city and the
Lind action, it is believed, is brought
to define the rights of both parties.
i II All MUM II
BERTH FOR HOOK
Washington. Feb. 5 The nomination
of Judge Hook of Kansas, to fill a va
cancy In the supreme court caused by
the death of Justice Harlan, will. It is
expected, be. sent to the senate Wed
nesday; also the nomination of Justices
to fill vacancies In the federal courts
at Chicago and the eastern district of
Wisconsin. Judge Carpenter, now on
the district bench at Chicago, likely
will succeed to the vacancy la the cir
MILK PRODUCERS MEET
TO RAISE SUMMER PRICE
Chicago, Feb. 6. Milk producers of
Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana met
here today to discuss plans for in
ducing dealers to add an increase of
three-quarters of a cent to the price of
breakfasting on board the Mebina
with the queen mother, Alexandra,
and the royal children, their majesties
landed and were saluted by gunboats
STHKETS ARE THRONGED.
On the quay there were details of
soldiers, and bluejackets. At Victoria
station, London, were Premier Asquith
and a large assemblage of notables.
The king and queen and party were
escorted to Buckingham palace
through streets thronged with cheer
BOWS TO OLD I.LURV.
In Victoria street as the king's car
riage passed the American embassy,
King George stood up in his carriage,
turned toward the embassy and sa
luted the stars and stripes flying over
the entrance. ' His majesty's action
drew a cheer from the crowd in the
Fish to Be Cheaper.
Cleveland. Ohio. Feb. 5. President
John French of the Journeymen Fish
ermen's association of the Great
Lakes, which opened its annual con
vention here today, predicts lower fish
Prices for nest summer because an
unusual quantity of ice stored this
winter will permit the storage of fish
In large Quantities.
Elgin. Ill, Feb. 5 Butter today
dropped 4 cents a pound from last
week's prices. Today's quotation was
DEATHS IN A DAY
Chicago, Feb. 5. Rev. Hugh O'Gara
McShane, a member of Archbishop
Qulgley's diocesan council, is dead,
Vermilion, S. D.t Feb. 5. T. T. Swe
ey, president of the Vermilion Na
tional bank, died today of heart dis
ease. His wife died at.Ardmore, Okla.,
Wednesday and was buried here Saturday.
CHICAGO MALTING HOUSE
BURNS; THREE INJURED
Chicago, Feb. 5. A half million dol
lars loss was caused by the burning
of the Northern Malting company's
grain elevator here this morning. Two
firemen and a watchman were injured.
lnceadiajim is susnected.
unless all act together.
EDICT FOR REPUBLIC.
Peking, Feb. 5. The empress
dowager issued an edict yesterday in
structing Premier Yuan Shi Kal to
establish a republic in cooperation
with the southern republicans.
The edict has not yet been publish
ed and it is expected that it will be
kept more or less secret, so far as the
public is concerned, until arrange
ments In the south have been com
pleted. Yuan Shi Kal is now endeavoring
to persuade the Nanking government
t) hand over the control of affairs
to enable him to carry on the admin
istration of the whole empire until
the national convention appoints a
permanent government and adopts a
TWO GOVERNMENTS LIKELY.
It is doubted here that the republi
cans in Nanking will consent to this.
It is believed that the only solution
possible is the creation of two provi
sional governments and the contin
uance of temporary control.
Yuan Shi Kai is opposed to the
transfer of the capital to Nanking,
but there appears to be a close un
derstanding between the imperial
premier aud the republicans, who
have again offered him the presidency.
The fact that the abdication of the
throne has been decided upon is not
known to the general public in Pek
ing and the skillful manner in
which the transition is being effected
leaves small apprehension of disturb
Many of the imperial princes are
leaving Peking. Prince Kung, lead
er of the Mongolian anti-abdication-ists
and Prince Su of the board of
dependencies have gone to Man
hearing that shorthand notes intro
duced to support the perjury charge
against Charles McGowan were faked,
after having privately expressed this
opinion to Edward Hines, William J.
Hynes and Elbridge Hanecy.
HELD AS A W ITNESS.
Pending disposition of contempt
charges against him, Blumenberg will
be held as a committee witness. He
is also an official reporter of proceed
ings of the senate, but, it is said, will
not be employed there until the
charges are cleared up. Blumenberg
declined to make a statement to the
committee when called before it. The
committee then decided to prosecute
him for contempt.
REFl'TING MoGOWAN CHARGES.
Other stenographers were employed
and a recess was taken until late to
day, when evidence to refute charges
of perjury against young McGowan
will be introduced.
GILM0RE IS SUED FOR
RECOVERY OF A LOAN
Chicago, Feb. 5. Harry Gilmore,
who testified in the preliminary hear
iLg of Mrs. Rene B. Morrow on
charges of having murdered her hus-r-and,
that she had visited him in his
room, has been sued by Miss Har
riet Krueger for the recovery of
3750, which she says she advanced
him in money and jewels. She says
in her complaint she was engaged to
Gilmore and loaned him $650 in money
to pay rent and board and loaned him
a 1100 diamond ring, none of which.
she says, he returned.
Three Die In a Fire.
Yucatan. Minn., Feb. 5. Three mem
bers of Ole Ambroson's family are
dead, another fatally and two seriously
injured as a result of a fire in Ambro
son's home today.
New York. Feb. 5. Double suicide
yesterday ended the sensational ro
mance of the former wife of Walter
L. Suydam and Frederick Noble, the
young plumber for the love of whom
Mrs. Suydam ran away from her
wealthy husband and married.
The bodies of Noble and his bride
of a month were found in their New
York apartment The couple had been
asphyxiated by gas.
The suicide pact, the discovery of
its results by Mrs. John J. White of
Washington. D. C, the mother of Mrs.
Noble, and other features of the case
Mrs. White, who has an apartment
on Lexington avenue, had her daughter
as a visitor sacuraay mgni ana sup
posed 6he would remain over night
When, however, Mrs. White awoke
Sunday morning she found that her
daughter had left the house.
Mrs. White hurried to the daugh
ter's apartment on West Twelfth
street in her automobile. She became
alarmed when there was no answer to
her repeated knocks and summoned
two policemen, who forced an en
trance. DOOR IS BARRICADES.
The entrance door had been barrlead
ed with chairs and tables and the
doors of all the rooms of the large
apartment also were locked and bar
ricaded. When the party forced its
way to the dining room the odor of
gas was first detected and the mother
Breaking through the next door,
which led into the kitchen, the party
found Noble and his wife lying dead on
the floor, their heads almost inside the
oven of the gas range. They were
partly undressed and clasped In each
ALL WINDOWS BOLTED.
The woman was clad in a silk kimono
and she lay with Noble's left arm en
circling her body, their faceB being
close together. Every window in the
apartment was closed and bolted.
Mrs. White, who was the first to see
the bodies, shrieked and fainted. She
was carried to a physician's office and
resuscitated with difficulty.
The couple left no notes to explain
their act, but the police were convinc
ed that it was a case of double suicide.
The coroner also declared that the
circumstances left no doubt that such
was the case.
SlYDAM IS SUMMONED.
A few minutes after the discovery
Mrs. Noble's former husband, Walter
Lispenard Suydam, was summoned by
telephone, and arrived quickly in his I
automobile. He was much affected.
He was not allowed to view the body,
which was later given over to the cus
tody of the mother.
Employes at the apartment house
said that Suydam frequently had vis
ited his divorced wife since her mar
riage to the young plumber. When
asked what he thought might have
been the motive of the suicide pact,
"I can't tell you anything. She Isn't
mine now, anu i am ouiy tie re as a
friend to see what I can do."
FINDS CHECK FOR 110.
Mr. Suydam picked up in the apart
ment a check for $110, which be said
his former wife had told him she had
drawn on his account. He put the
check in his pocket.
Suydam was so unnerved by the
tragedy that later when driving his
automobile on. Fifth avenue he ran
down Edward Rappold. a mail carrier.
He took the injured man to a hospital,
leaving orders that no expense be spar
ed in treating his injuries. It was said j
that the. man would recover.
In the absence of explanatory -notes
the motive for the suicides will prob
ably never be known. The woman
was still in the twenties. She was mar
ried to Suydam about nine years ago
and the couple made their home on a
magnificent estate at Blue Point, Long
EI.OI'EMENT AI SES STIR.
Early last fall sensational reports
developed regarding her mysterious
disappearance. The sensation was
heightened when it turned out that she
had deserted her wealthy husband to
be with Noble, the son of a Brooklyn
plumber. Noble was learning the
plumbing trade. Suydam instituted
divorce proceedings and obtained a de
The divorced wife afterward married
the plumber's son. The wedding took
place in Jersey City just a month ago,
and the couple established a home at
82 WfcBt Twelfth street, where the sui
cide pact terminated the romance yesterday.
IN CONVENTION FEB. 22
Purpose Is to Fight Increase in
Premiums Ordered by Chi
cago Head Camp.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 5. The
Modern Woodmen assembly, organ
ized here Jan. 31, to fight the adoption
of increased rates by the Modern
Woodmen of America, today mailed
thousands of circulars to leaders of
the organization in all parts of the
United States. The circulars asked
that delegates be sent to a meeting
to be held here Feb. 22, at which
plans will be made for fighting the
AN ILLINOIS MASS MEETING. "
Elgin. 111., Feb. 5. Five hundred
members of Elgin camp. Modern
Woodmen of America, at a heated ses
sion adopted resolutions calling for a
mass meeting here of Illinois members
of the order on April 15. It la planned
to enter a formal protest against the
upward revision of the Insurance rates
of the order and to formulate plans for
secession of Illinois Woodmen unless
their demands be recognized. Other
resolutions calling for absolute sever
ance of relations between the head
camp and the state camp containing
accusations against "high salaried of
ficers" were defeated.
PLAN A DEFENSE
IN MANY CITIES
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 5. Informa
tion reached the government officials
Investigating the dynamite conspiracy
today that men in various parts Of
the country have prepared to raise
funds and secure counsel for a possi
ble defense. Inquiries come from
men in many cities, where action
might be expected, as to what course
they should pursue in case the Jury
CRAZED MAN ON TRAIN
MURDERS; KILLS SELF
Moose Jaw, Sask., Feb. 5. An un
known man suddenly became Insane
today on a train near Swift Current
and emptied his revolver among the
passengers, killing John G. Klundt
of Garrison, N. D. The maniac com
LAND OFFICE REFORMS
ARE URGED BY FISHER
Washington, Feb. 5. Reclassifica
tion of the forms of entry of lands
in the public domain; laws to meet
the facts in each particular class of
entry, and rulings by the land office
to encourage bonafide settlement of
the west were advocated by Secretary
Fisher today befor3 the house com
mittee on public lands.
NORTH DAKOTA WOMAN IS
FOUND FROZEN TO DEATH
Trenton, N. D., Feb. 5. The body
of Miss Agnes Grogan, missing four
days, waa found yesterday. She had
attempted to walk to her mother's
home six miles distant, lost her way
in a storm and froze to deatn.
Italy Wants $50,000,000.
Berlin. Feb. 5. The Frankfurt Gaz
ette publishes a dispatch from Milan
saying that the Italian government has
authorized a bond issue of $50,000,000
in 4 per cents, thus increasing th
bonds in circulation to $156,000,000.
El Paso, Texas, Feb. 5. Advices
from Chihuahua state that rioting
among troops was resumed today,
3 ARE SLAIN AND
Oklahoma City, Feb. 5. A triple
murder was revealed today when the
remains of Harvey Hurst, his wife, and
Elsie Adams, aged 16, were found in
the ruins of a burned home. The vic
tims evidently sustained frightful
wounds about the head before they
It is reported both Mrs. Hurst and
the girl were in a delicate conditJci!,
and the arrest of a young man. a
friend of the family, is hinted. The
coroner's jury failed to fix the blame
upon any one.