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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 102.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BE HELD FOR
To Bo Strict Enforcement
of Law Regarding Fu
ture Excess Loans.
ORDER BY CONTROLLER
Chemical Tariff Revision Bill
Will Increase Revenue Over
Washington. Feb. 13. Controller
of the Currency Murray today an
nounced he would strictly enforce
the law which holds directors of na
tional 'banks liable for losses sus
tained through loans In excess of
the legal amount and has given ex
aminers Instructions accordingly.
MAST ARTICLES ON FREE LIST.
The chemical tariff revision bill,
prepared by the democratic members
of the bouse ways and means com
mittee waa made public today. It
puts a large number of articles on
the free list.
The committee estimates the bill
will Increase the revenue from the
chemical tariff by more than four
The president today withdrew the
nomination of C. P. Swain as United
States marshal for Delaware, against
whom charges of bribery have been
SECRET CODE FOR SALE.
The secret code of the state de
partment of the United States can
be bougbyt in Parts at any time, acs
cording to Henry N. Hall, who tes
tified before the house foreign af
fairs committee today, on the pur
chase of the French Panama canal.
CORRESPONDENCE SI PPKESSED.
Hall presented a complete code of
correspondence between the govern
ment and its minister at Bogota,.
Columbia, prior to the Panama revo
lution. He declared that part of this
correspondence relating to revolu-
tlonsry matters was suppressed by
President Roosevelt when he trans
mitted the correspondence to the
senate In the 68th congress.
JIDGE AND M tit oil 41. NCHKD.
The president today nominated
Ceorge M. Bourquis to be United
States district Juilite in Montana and
Ixckwtll J. Flint United States mar
shal of the western district of Wis
consin. CONFIDENTIAL CLERK IS
HELD FOR A BIG THEFT
Lexington. Ky.. Feb. 13. Sigmmd
H. Speyer, detained in New York as
he waa about to sail for Europe, was
for years a confidential clerk for his
cousins, Speyer & Sons, merchants
here. The Speyers, it is said, charge
him with the embezzlement of $30,000.
TRY TO SHOW WHITE AS
DIFFERENT FROM KIMMEL
St. Louis, Feb. 13. A. J. White,
who Insurance companies insist is
George A. Klmroel, was not In court
thig forenoon but his attorneys pro
mise to produce hUn this afternoon.
Evidence presented today intended to
prove that certain physical character
istics of White are radically different
Admits He Is Horse Thief.
Sacramento. Cal.. Feb. 13. Hiram
McCaffney. alias Dr. Matt Pierce, has
confessed that he escaped from the
Faginaw, Mich., penitentiary recently
and that he has a terra for horse steal
ing yet to serve. McCaffney was ar
rested Saturday night on a charge of
passing worthless checks.
Power Company Seeks Franchise.
Muscatine. Iowa. Feb. 13. The Fed
eral Construction company will ask the
Muscatine city council Thursday night
for a franchise tor a right of way from
the Moscow canal through the eastern
rait of the city. The Hydro-Electric
power project will develop 300.000
Dawes Flies Over a Lake.
Palm Beach, Fla.. Feb. 13.
Charles G. Dawes of Chicxo, who
was controller of currency under
President McKinley. made a ten
minute flight over Lake Worth with
Walter A. Prooklns yesterday in the
Banker Pleads Not Guilty.
Kansas City. Mo.. Feb. 13 A. R.
Fuller, secretary of the American
Union Trust company, pleaded not
guilty to a charge of embezzlement
when arraigned in a justice court.
Henry County Pioneer Dead.
Kewanee, 111.. Feb. 13. Jacob S. Ly
ons, a Henry County pioneer, died at
bis home here of paralysis, aged 83.
Taft Back In Washington.
Washington. Feb. 13. President Taft
returned to Washington today.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Molina,
Unsettled -weather with probably
snow flurries tonight and Wednes
day, warmer tonight with the low
est temperature about 26 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 16. High
est yesterday 23, lowest last night,
Velocity of wind at 7 a, m. 6 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 77,
at 7 a. m. 89.
X M. SHEBIER, Local Forecaster.
f ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS.
' (From boob today to noon tomorrow J
San seta 6:31, rises 6:55; moon rises
6:11 a. m.; 6. a. m-, moon at apogee,
farthest from earth.
LOVE IS FOIL OF
Mrs. Corra Harris Holds Cupid
Is Foe to Granting of the
Franchise to Women.
MRS. HAZARD A DOUBTER
Latter Blames American Wife for
Whatever TJnhappineaa Sur
rounds Her Home Life.
New York. Feb. 13. "Women
will get equal suffrage In that na
tion where men make the least love
to them," says Mrs. Corra Harris,
author of "The Circuit Rider's
"A woman will always sacrifice
her own rights and the rights of her
unborn grandchildren to pose as the
ideal of a devoted man.
"In those countries where there
are the greatest number of advanced
women In proportion to the whole
sex you also find the men most In
different, least faithful to feminine
charms and the greatest number of
Mrs. Harris believes that the rea
son for this widespread feminist
movement is man's absorption in
business and politics and the indif
ference with which he plays the role
of husband and lover. Women are
becoming progressive through pique
fflTATION IT KSGtXkST
"In England, where men are ab
sorbed in their political ambitions to
the neglect of romance, women
throw things and get in tantrums,
crying for their rights.
In America, where men are so
engrossed in their breathless chase
for the elusive dollar that they
sarcely have time to propose and
consult their watches in the midst
of tender love scenes, the women are
marching with yellow banners, pre
tending that they don't care. Only
in the Latin countries, where senti
mentality flourishes, are women con
tent in the home."
"What do you think about It?"
a as asked Mrs. liarclay Hazard In
her office at the Women's Political
"I disagree entirely with Mrs.
Harris," she said. "It exasperates
me to hear the American and Eng
lish men compared with the men of
Italy, Spain and France. I know
well what the home life of the wo
men of these countries is what
they have to endure, not only
through having their husbands un
true to them, but from brutality. An
American woman would not endure
it 15 minutes."
"P.ut what Is the reason for this
vnrest among the women of Amer
ica; are they unhappy in their
homes?" was asked.
"Of course they are unhappy."
answered Mrs. Hazard. ''They al
ways have been. But they are not
more unhappy now than they have
been in the past."
BLAMES AMERICA WOMEX.
"And the American man, do you
think that the home means the same
tring to him that it once did?" was
suggested. "Does he enjoy being
there and is it the center of his
greatest interest and happiness?"
"If he spends very little time In
Ms home and has lost his feeling of
love for it," she replied, "it Is the
woman's fault. She make?, him give
his life in endless toil to pay for her
extravagance. Her ambition Is to
ktep up with her neighbors: to dress
aa elaborately as they, to spend all
she csn on empty vanities.
"The husbsnd Is the sacrifice of
her vanity. I blame the American
woman entirely. If there Is not the
peace and happiness in her home
that there should be, the fault Is
St Petersburg, Feb. 13. The Per
sian government has ordered munici
pal officials at Enzeli and Resht to de
tain F. E. Carns and 11 other Ameri
cans who formerly composed the staff
of the ex-Treasurer General Shuster,
according to a dispatch received to
day from Teheran. It is alleged irreg
ularities have been discovered in
HILL TO TELL
Railroad Magnate De
clares Hell Keep Noth
ing From Committee.
ATTACKS SMITH REPORT
Says Figures Compiled on Ore
Values Are Not Worth
"Washington, Feb. 13. James J. Hill
continued his testimony before the
house steel committee today. Hill
says he Intends to be frank and tell
all he can about ore leases, transpor
tation rates, and ores.
Hill told the committee the report of
the bureau of corporations filed by
Commissioner Smith on ore values was
of no value and not worth reading.
FOR BENEFIT OF SHAREHOLDERS.
Hill said the Great Northern Ore com
pany was organized to hold stock held
by different companies and held the
stock for the benefit of the sharehold
ers of the Great Northern railroad. He
was questioned about the value of
Great Northern 6tock. He mentioned
some figures, but said be did not both
er much about stocks and bonds. Hill
also told of greatly varying prices on
ore land leases.
New Trial for Brandt.
New York, Feb. 13. Folke
Brandt, former valet to Mortimer
L. Schiff, sentenced to 30 years' im
prisonment for burglary, was grant
ed a new trial this afternoon. He
claimed he plead guilty to burglary
while at the time he thought the
irdictment charged only assault.
Rev. John Horton Will Fight
Joliet, 111., Feb. 13. Rev. John
Horton, indicted for btearfly. yester
day elected to stand trial. His at
torneys will show that he and
Amanda Brenker. . bigamous wife
whom he admitted marrying In Chi
cago, had not lived together in Will
county. The day was spent in se
lecting a Jury.
Nordics Is Too III to Sing.
Boston. Feb. 13. Lillian Nordica was
unable to sing at the Boston opera
house last night because of sl'.giit ill
ness. Her physician found she had
neuritis. Her place was taken by
Packers' Trial Resumed.
Chicago, Feb. 13. The trial of the
packers was resumed today, the evi
dence being a continuation of the ef
fort to learn methods for fixing test
Colonel Promises to Eeply to
Petition of Eight Gover
nors .Within Week.
IS CONSIDERING REQUEST
Will Say Definitely In Answer
Whether He Is Candidate for
New Tork. Feb. 13. Colonel Roose
velt received a letter sent him from
Chicago by eight governors asking him
if he would accept the presidential
nomination. "I received a letter from
eight governors, sent me from Chica
go," said Jtooseven loaay, "ana am
giving it my careful consideration. I
shall reply to It -within a short time,
probably within a week. TJntil that
time I can say nothing on the subject."
MTUNLEY NOT HIS SPOKESMAN.
"I've nothing to say on the subject,"
Roosevelt aeciarea to newspaper
men. When asked it he wished to re
ply to a statement regarding the re-
Fer Expenses at a Time
nomination of Taft by the Chicago
convention, made by representative
McKinley, .Roosevelt said: "Nothing
to say, except that McKinley Is not my
INVITED TO HIST BITFALO.
New York, Feb. 13. Setn Bullock,
United States marshal in South Da
kota, under Roosevelt, called on the
tolonel today, i nd invited him to hunt
buffalo in South Dakota. Roosevelt,
however, said he could not accept the
JAP STEAMERS COLLIDE;
FORTY-SIX ARE DROWNED
Nagasaki, Japan, Feb. 13. Forty-six
members of the crew and passengers
were drowned by the sinking, after a
collision today, of two Japanese steam
ers, the Ryoha Mara and Mori Maru.
U. S. DENIES ALL
Washington. Feb. 13. Realizing
danger to Americans, resident in
.v.exico, rrom circulation or errone
ous press dispatches telling of pro
posed intervention on the part of the
United States, the state department
today issued another circular to its
diplomatic and consular representa
tives In Mexico denying all "foolish
stcrtas" about American interven
tion hand expressing good will and
sinerest friendship of the United
StaJea for Mexico.
Merlin. Feb. 13. The reported
murder of a German ranch owner
in Mexico has attracted attention to
conditions prevailing in Mexico. The
gtneral impression is that the Unit
ed States will be forced ultimately
U interfere In that country.
Sudden Disappearance of
Some of Indicted De
WARRANTS ARE READY
Believed All cf Accused Will
Be Served by Government
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 13. The
sudden disappearance of some of the
men believed to have been named as
minor defendants in the dynamite
conspiracy ' cases was said to have
caused delay in the government's plan
to make arrests today, and the action
is likely to go over until tomorrow.
What caused tho delay Miller and his
assistants refused to state, but It was
reported from several cities that the
government agents had lost track of
some of the fifty or more defendants.
Ever since, the indictments were re
turned last Tuesday government
agents Have been watching the men
indicted and a sort of checking up
system to show that all were under
surveillance has been going on here.
WARRANTS ISSUED AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, Feb. 13. Warrants for
the arrest of Chicago labor leaders
indicted by the Indianapolis federal
grand Jury in the dynamiting investi
gation were Issued today but the iden
tity of the persons named was not
ARREST IX ROCHESTER.
Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 13. Clar
ence Dowd of Mansfield, Oblo, aileg
ed to have been implicated in the
McNamara dynamite conspiracy, was
arrested here this afternoon and tak
en to Jail.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 13. Clar
ence Dowd, arrested at Rochester, N.
Y., this afternoon, it is said, was C.
F. Dowd, organizer of the Interna
tional Machinists' union and that be
represented one of the three unions
Involved in the dynamite conspiracy.
New Insurance Superintendent.
Albany. N. Y., Feb. 13. Governor
Dix today nominated William Temple
Emmet of New York to be state super
intendent of Insurance to succeed
William H. Hotchkiss, whose term ot
office expires Saturday.
Held for Wife Murder.
Cherokee, Iowa, Feb. 13. Ernest H.
Hessenius, a farmer, accused of wife
murder, has been held to the grand
iury without bail.
ORDER OF GARTER
ON EDWARD GREY
Unusual Honor Conferred by
King George Creates Sur
prise in England.
FEW GIVEN DISTINCTION
Only Four Other Commoners Have
Received It Moans Approval
London, Feb. 13. An almost un
paralleled honor which King George
has bestowed on Sir Edward Grey,
British secretary of state for foreign
affairs, by nominating him to the
oldest and most exclusive Order of
the Garter, In which only members
of royalty and a select few of the
highest among the nobility are en
rolled, and which many reigning
sovereigns vainly covet, has created
immense speculation throughout the
OXIY INSIDE CIRCLES K-VOW.
It Is nearly 200 years since the
Garter was conferred upon a com
moner under similar circumstances.
Only four other commoners have
been privileged to wear the blue rib
bon during the history of the Order
of the Knights of the Garter. The
exact meaning of this signal mark
of favor is known only to Innermost
circles, while it unquestionably sets
the seal of the king's and British
cabinet's unqualified approval upon
Sir Edward Grey's conduct of for
eign affairs during recent moment
Earl Carrlngton today resigned the
office of lord privy of the seal. The
marquis of Crewe succeeds him.
3 IMPORTANT MEASURES
ARE BEFORE PARLIAMENT
London, Feb. 13. Parliament will
open tomorrow with the usual speech
from the throne. The session prom
ises to be a momentous one on account
of three important measures home
rule, disestablishment of the Welsh
church, and manhood suffrage all of
which the government is pledged to
carry through. Any one of these meas
ures would a few years ago have been
considered ample work for a whole
B I GTC0 AL MINE TRTKE
IMPENDING IN ENGLAND
London, Feb. 13. Coal miners of the
United Kingdom have demanded estab
lishment of a minimum wage for all
men and boys employed under ground.
Unless the mine owners accede to the
demand about 800,000 miners will
strike Feb. 29.
Fire Threatens Janesville, Wis.
Janesville, Wis., Feb. 13. Fire
here last night which caused dam
age amounting to $150,000 for a
time threatened the entire business
district of the city. The buildings
destroyed belonged to the Bassett-
Echlin Harness company and the
Fires Increase, Loss Is Less.
St. Paul, Feb. 13. The number of
fires in Minnesota last month exceed
ed by 59 the number during Jan
uary, lan, Dut me total loss was
smaller by $38,839, says the state
Are marshal. There were 264 fires.
with an aggregate loss of $638,000
Rubber Men Are Sentenced.
Cleveland. Feb. 13. John Had
Held oi tne 1 lad Held Kubber com
pany and Benjamin E. Whitehead,
both of Akron, were given suspend
ed sentences of three and four years
on pleas of guilty to shipping rub
ber goods illegally out of the state-
Relieve Nome Coal Famine.
Washington, Feb. 13. The coal
famine in Nome, Alaska, has been
relieved by the army post there,
which supplied the Inhabitants with
82 tons of coal.
Shurtleff Not for Serate.
Rockford, 111., Feb. 13. It Is an
nounced Edward Shurtleff.- former
speaker, will not be a candidate for
the senate from the Eighth district,
but may run for representative again.
SENATE IN LONG
Washington, Feb. 13. The senate
committee investigating the election of
William Lorimer of Illinois today
agreed to take up on March 23 con
sideration of the report to be made to
the senate. The committee hopes to
dif.pose of the matter that day. The
senate's consideration of the case will
be prolonged. Attorney. Hanecy, rep
resenting Lorimer, is given until
March l to file a brief on the point of
the senator's eligibility to his seat,
passed upon by the senate, and there
fore could not be considered a second
time. He was given until March 15
in which i? file a brief of facts In the
case. The committee decided to pro
ceed no further agalcst Blumenberg,
the official stenographer, dismissed for
his conduct in the presence of the
committee near the close of its bearings.
SEE PEACE 1
Emperor to be Respected
as Foreign Monarch
FAMILY GIVEN PALACE
Nobility to Have Rights of Or
dinary Citizens With Pro
tection for Property.
Peking, Feb. 13. A manifesto
was issued this evening by Premier
Yuan in which he assumes the title
of "fully empowered organizer of a
republic" The manifesto commands
officials of the army and the police
to continue their duties and main
Peking, Feb. 13. The publication of
the abdication edicts has given pro
found relief to every one in Peking,
both foreigners and Chinese. The ar
rangement is considered to be a skill
ful compromise, and it Is believed .
that the terms will satisfy the repub
lican. The first edict provides that
the terms shall be communicated to
the foreign legations for transmission
to their respective governments, the .
object being to record world wide the
PLEDGES OP REPUBLICANS.
In consideration of abdication, the
republicans make the following eight
pledges to the emperor:
First, the emperor 'shall retain his t
title and shall be respected as a for-,
eign monarch; second, the emperor :
shall receive an annual grant of 4,000,-
000 taels until the currency Is reform- I
ed, after which he shall receive $4,.
000,000 Mexican; third, a temporary I
residence shall be provided In the for 1
bidden cltx-. and later the Imperial i
famllsTiatiTreslde In the summer pal-;
ace, io miles outside of Peking: i
fourth, the emporer may observe the i
sacrifices at his ancestral tombs and j
temples, which will be protected by j
republican soldiers; fifth, the great j
tomb of the late emporer, Kwang-Su,
will be completed and the funeral cer- !
emony fittingly observed at the repub-1
lie's expense; sixth, the palace at
tendants may be retained, but the I
number of eunuchs cannot be Increas-
ed; seventh, the emperor's property I
will be protected by the republic; and
eighth, the Imperial guards will be
governed by the army board, the re-'
public paying their salaries.
TREATMENT OK KINSMEN.
A contended point as to whether the
throne shall be perpetuated or will ter
minate with the present emperor's
death. Is not mentioned. Four pledges
for the treatment of the imperial kins
men follow: i
First, the princes, dukes and others
having hereditary titles, shall retain
their ranks; second, the nobility shall
have the rights and privileges of or
dinary, citizens; third, their private
properties will be protected; fourth,
the nobility shall be permitted ex
emption from military service.
SEVEN OTHER PLEDGES.
Seven pledges are given in the In
terest of the Mongols, Manchus, Mo
hammedans and Tibetans:
First, they shall have rights and
privileges similar to the Chinese; sec
ond, their private properties will be
protected; third, the nobility will re
tain their hereditary ranks; fourth, the
state will find employment for such of
the nobility as are in financial diffi
culties; fifth, the Manchus' pensions
will continue until the state finds them
occupations; sixth, restrictions of oc
cupations and dwelling places will be
abolished; seventh, they shall be ac
corded religious liberty.
HOPES FOR PEACE.
In concluding, the second edict, the
empress dowager says:
"Our sincere hope is that peace will
be restored and that happiness will
be enjoyed under the republic."
There have been no disorders in the
capital. It is expected, however, that
disorders will occur throughout the In
terior. The United States protected
cruiser Cincinnati has gone from
Shanghai to Tong Chow Fu, at the re
quest of American missionaries.
The legations will deal unofficially
with Yuan Shi Kai's government until
it is reorganized.
Tien Tsin. Feb. 13. A regiment of
imperial troops mutinied today.
They were disarmed and sent to Pe
king. San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 12.
Chinese consular officials in the Unit
ed States have been ordered to adopt
American style of dress by an edict
received here today from President
Trial Set for February 19.
Chicago, Feb. 13. The trial of four
men, accused of the murder of Mrs.
Hattle Kauffman December 2 last, to
day was set for Feb. 19. '