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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 114.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
JUAREZ IS IN
No Resistance. in Offered
to Army of Insurgent
OPEN FIRE UPON CITY
Minister Acts Quickly, He Says,
in Order to Protect Ameri
El Paso, Texas, Feb. 27. Juarez to
day) la In possession of Vasquiata reb
els. No resistance was offered. The
rebels captured machine guns that
were bought to repel Invaders, took
charge of the municipal office, custom
house, barracks, Jail and other public
buildings. There was no looting. One
man. Captain Romero of the defenders,
was wounded accidentally. Mexican
Consul Llorente aald the federals de
cided not to make resistance to avoid
complications wHh the United States.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Mollne,
Unsettled weather with, probably
snow flurries tonight and Wednesday,
warmer with the lowest temperature
tonight about 15 to 20 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m. Z. Highest
yesterday 21. lowest last night 1.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 5 miles
Precipitation .08 inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 82,
at 7 a, nv 83.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Bun sets 8:50, rlsea 625; moon sets
4:18 a. m.
5 BATH TUB
El Paso, Feb. 27. A rebel army to
day advanced upon Jiiarez, carrying a
red flag beneath the Mexican tri-colora.
The rebels took a position on a hill
overlooking the city, the same spot
from which the Madero army fired the
first shots at Jnares. A force loyal to
Madero is on the alert for any move of
the rebels. United States troops are
etatloned in the down town district of
MAYOR IS NOTIFIED.
The rebels sent word to the mayor
of Juarea demanding surrender of the
town by noon and offering not to fire
until he made a reply. At 9:30 sot a
ehot had been fired by either side. The
rebels are resting close to Juares.
CANNONADING BEGIN AT lOtOS.
Juares apparently has surrendered.
The rebels started cannonading Juares
at 10:05. Apparently after firing the
first volley in answer to attack, the de
fenders ceased firing. Mexican Consul
Lorente in El Paso declared shortly
after 10 that to prevent American
rights being interfered" with the Juares
garrison offered no further resistance
and the rebels would be permitted to
take the town.
REBELS MARCH STREETS.
The Investment of Juares by the reb-
ii 1 els appear complete. All doors of
business houses are barred and rebels
are marching the streets, orderly, not
firing or being fired at.
thirteen rebels killed.
Guadalajara, Mexico, Feb. 27. Thir
teen rebels were killed and many oth
ers wounded in a battle with state
troops fought at Tonaya, near San Ga
briel, today. The federals lost a lieu
tenant killed and three men wounded.
The rebels succeeded in escaping.
United Status Consul Magill here was
nounea nve American citizens were
driven from their mining property
Marts, Texas, Feb. 27. After sever
al hours of fighting, American ranch
men, defending the Norris ranch at
Cuervo, Mexico, near the Texas line,
crave off Mexican bandits who at
tacked the ranch headquarters yester
day. APPEAL TO SENATOR I.EA.
Washington, Feb. 27. Senator Lea
of Tennessee was appealed to today by
a former constituent, Charles Hudson,
now located at Hoc his, Mexico, for a
warship to be sent to Topolobampo
bay to protect Americans located
MOB RVLB AT KINGSTON'.
KlngBton, Jamaica, Feb. 27. King
ston was given over to mob rule
throughout the night. As result of col
lisions between the police and popu
lace two men were killed, and more
than SO injured, some severely.
Excitement of the populace against
a Canadian company which runs the
street cars is very great. Policemen,
mauled by a mob, were forced to
take refuge In stores and private
houses. Sir Sydney Llviern, gover
nor, was struck on the neck with
- A HOLIDAY FOR KNOX
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, Feb
27. The day of the arrival of Sec
retary of State Knox in Nicaragua is
to be declared a public holiday
throughout the country. Knox 111
be accorded presidential honors and
will be presented by the government
with a medal, especially cast in com
memoratlon of the event.
Colon, Feb. 27. The cruiser
Washington, with Secretary Knox,
anchored in the harbor this morn
When Secretary Knox landed he
was greeted by a number of promi
nent municipal government officials,
A band played "The Star Spangled
Eanner," ail present raising their
hats In salute. Knox, replying to
speech of welcome, said he bore
message of good will and friendship
from the president and people of the
United States. . Two hours later
Knox took a train for Panama.
WILSON'S DAUGHTER IS
SAFE; AN EXCITING TRIP
El Pasa, Texas, Feb. 27. Miss
Eleanor Wilson, daughter of Wood-
row Wilson, governor of New Jer
sey, reached El Paso Sunday after
being marooned for many days in
northern Chihuahua by the cutting
of the Mexico Northwestern railroad
"There really has been nothing in
tereBting about our trip, no excite
ment whatever," said Miss Wilson
"We left Madera on Wednesday and
went to Pearson in a private car.
We were tied up for two days at
"We left Pearson at noon Satur
day and came to a pointl2njiles
souor. or Jnares at 7:30 Saturday
night, where we found a burned
bridge. There we remained until
yesterday morning, when I was taken
In an automobile to El Paso."
Mies Wilson Is stopping at the
borne of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Todd
1017 Hundy avenue.
PEORIAN IS ON STATE
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Springfield. Ill, Feb. 27. C. H. Kam
mann, principal of the Lincoln school
of Peoria, today was appointed a mem
ber of the state board of education to
succeed the late E. A. Gastnian of De
NOTABLES, IN WRECK
Belfast, Feb. 27. The White Star
liner Olympic, with a large passen
ger list, including Ambassador Reed,
the Duke of Newcastle, Count Ap-
ponyl and W. E. Corey, from New
York, and due at Southampton to
day, struck a submerged wreck this
irorning. The propeller wss daroag
ed. The vessel will proceed to Bel
fast for repairs.
Government Attorneys Ad
mit Lack of Evidence
CAUSES A SENSATION
Motion for Nolle Prosse Grant
ed by Court Anti-trust
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 27.-r-The govern
ment caused a sensation today in Its
criminal suit against the so-called bath
tub trust when, after announcing the
prosecution of the case had closed,
moved that the case against five of the I
defendants be nolle prossed on account
of lack of evidence. The court grant
ed the motion.
MORGAN CO. HELD RESPONSIBLE.
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 27. The
government anti-trust suit against
the Lake Shore, Michigan Southern,
Hocking Valley and other railroads
and coal corporations, charged with
conspiracy In restraint of the coal In
dustry, is scheduled to open here to
day. This suit, it Is expected, will
prove one of the most important yet
brought by the government under
the Sherman law.
Special Government Counsel Harri
son, in his opening statement, accused
the basking firm of Morgan & Co. of
having evolved the plan by which the
Hocking Valley railroad is alleged to
have gained control of other defendant
railroad and coal companies and per-
LAWRENCE STRIKE TO
HAVE FEDERAL QUIZ
Boston, Feb. 27. Federal govern
ment is to investigate the action of the
municipal authorities at Lawrence In
preventing exportation of strikers'
children from the city. The. United
States district attorney announced to
day that Attorney General Wicker-
sham had ordered him to determine
whether the municipal authorities of
Lawrence had violated the interstate
commerce act by preventing a railroad
from carrying out Its contract with
those who had arranged to send chil
dren out of the state.
Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 27. There
was little disturbance this morning.
Six arrests were made of pickets,
Five of those, arrested were women.
The one man arrested is charged with
throwing pepper In the eyes of offi
cers. Indications this morning were
the mills made further gains in the
number of operatives.
Judge Mahoney today ruled the
sending of children to other cities
should be allowed, but only under an
arrangement whereby the authorities
may be able to ascertain definitely if
the children will not be exposed to ill-treatment.
Washington, Feb. 27. In the house
today Chairman Wilson of the labor
committee sought the passage of his
resolution for an investigation of the
Lawrence strike, but under the rules
the matter went over.
Denies That He Removed
President From Pro
ISSUES FOR CAMPAIGN
Third Term Aspirant Repeats
Position on Question He As
sumed at Columbus.
SMALL BOY AVERTS ;
DISASTER FOR TRAIN
St. Joseph, Mo, Feb. 27. A small
red-headed, freckled-faced boy, whose
last name is unknown, but whose first
name Is "Bob, saved train No. 17 on
the Burlington from being wrecked
near Wheeling, Mo., according to the
crew. The boy yesterday discovered
a broken rail, and then waited an
hour in the bitter cold to flag the first
train which came along.
"Shucks, I didn't want to see any
body killed," said the youngster, and
when one of the women passengers
tried to kiss him he ran away. The
passengers took up a collection to be
sent the boy when his Identity Is established.
petuated a monopoly which the gov
ernment claims exists to the present
WOMAN GIVES CLEW TO
A TAXI HIGHWAYMAN
New York, Feb. 27. The police to
day announced the fourth arrest in the
recent taxicab robbery when two mes
sengers of the East River National
bank were robbed of $25,000. A wom
an's love of finery, which piqued the
jealously of a companion, led to the
capture of a highwayman. Two thous
and dollars of the stolen money was
recovered this afternoon.
Boston, Feb. 27. Theodore Roose
velt let it be known today he would
not be drawn into a personal contro
versy with the present administration.
The colonel was angered by statements
published this morning that he had
said President Taft was not a progres
sive. He denied he made any such re
mark and said Taft's name was not
mentioned. Roosevelt made It clear
he did not propose to make the issue
a personal one, and In reply to a re
quest to explain the position he will
maintain during the campaign, issued a
statement in which he said:
REITERATES COLUMBCS POINTS.
"I could not more definitely state my
position on the great Issues than I
stated it in my Columbus speech and
again yesterday before the Massachus
etts legislature. In addition to calling at
tention to what I there said on the sub
ject of popular government, I also call
ed particular attention to what I said
at Columbus on the business situation
and the proper attitude of the govern
ment towards business so as to insure
conditions that will make for pros-
Majority of Seven Cities
Favor Retaining Pioneer
of the Circuit
ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY THOUSAND MINERS AWAIT ANSWER OF
EMPLOYERS; THREATEN STRIKE UNLESS DEMANDS ARE GRANTED
DARR0W TRIAL DELAYED
BY WRIT OF APPEALS
Los Angelea, Cal, Feb. 27. The dis
trict court of appeals Issued a writ
yesterday prohibiting Judge George S.
Hutton of the supreme court from set
ting a date for the trial of Clarence S.
Darrow when the case of the former
chief counsel of the McNamarag comes
up today. 1A writ also was Issued di
recting the district attorney to appear
in the court of appeals on Thursday
to show cause why he should not sup
ply counsel for Darrow with a full
transcript of the evidence on which
the grand jury based the Indictment
charging Darrow with Jury bribery.
Darrow's attorneys are directed to file
an answer to the reply of the district
attorney next Saturday, and both writs
will be argued next Monday.
TO FORCE INDEMNITY
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 27. Chin
ese warships have been ordered to
Java to begin bombardment of Batavia
If the Dutch government does not pay
indemnity demanded for killing Chin
ese, said to have been attacked by
Dutch soldiers. This information was
received today by the editor of the
Chinese Free Press,
IN BRITAIN COAL STRIKE
London, Feb. 27. It is anticipated
that a settlement of the British coal
dispute, which lnvolv-d 1,000,000, will
be officially announced this evening,
according to a report published by a
news agency. Mutual concessions
are said to form the basis of settle
MISS THREE CHILDREN
AFTER ORPHANAGE FIRE
Lexington, Ky Feb. 27. Three
children missing are believed to have
burned to death in a fire which de
stroyed a colored orphans' home here
early today. Thirty other children
were rescued by Mrs. Mary Edison,
one of the officials of the home. She
broke a window on the second floor
and took the children out over a porch.
Scott Back to Harvard.
Iowa City, Iowa. Feb. 27. Dean Aus
tin W. Scott of the college of law of
the University of Iowa announced his
forthcoming resignation yesterday to
take effect this spring. Dean Scott en
tered his duties at Iowa last falL He
will return to the law school of Har
vard -university. The state board of
education meets here March to se
lect a successor.
i perlty of the business world and all of
NEED FOR POPULAR RULE.
"In my Ohio speech I dwelt with em
phasis upon two great subjects of Im
mediate moment to our people the
need of having real and not merely
nominal popular rule, and the need of
securing prosperity for- the business
man, wage earner and farmer alike."
CONFERENCE 'WITH BASS.
Colonel Roosevelt Is scheduled to
put in a busy day. He spent last night
with Grafton D. Cushlng, speaker of
the Massachusetts house. This morn
ing he expected to have another talk
with Governor Bass of New Hampshire
and meet several Massachusetts poli
ticians. The afternoon will be spent
at Harvard. President Lowell of Har
vard was to ' entertain Roosevelt at
dinner. Roosevelt'B visit to Boston, according-to
present plans, will end to
morrow. WIGHT AND I.YOJT FOR T. R.
Chicago, Feb. 27.- Pearl .Wight,
republican national committeeman
from Louisiana, and Colonel Cecil
Lyon, national committeeman from
Texas, today telegraphed national
Roosevelt headquarters In Chicago
thetr support of the Roosevelt can
didacy. Secretary Sims of the com
mittee declared the announcements
to be "extremely significant for the
reapon they, come from two recogniz
ed republican leaders of the south."
HAVE GOODS ON COLONEL.
Washington, Feb. 27. The Washing
ton Evening Star today displays prom
inently on the first page the following
"From sources entirely independent
of the White house it is ascertained
that the confidence entertained by the
administration and others that Roose
velt would not be a candidate against
Taft, was based on definite and re
peated statements by. Roosevelt-made
TEARNEY WITH US, TOO
Decatur Sends Strong Delega
tion to Chicago Meeting in
Effort to Land Berth.
New York, Feb. 27. The Roose
velt anthracite coal compact of 1902
will expire on April 1, after having
been twice renewed by the miners
and operators. Previous to each re
newal demands for Increase in wages
and other concessions were made by
the miners, but they were flatly de
nied by the operators. Strikes were
threatened, but eventually the lead
ers of the miners yielded.
Now the miners have renewed
their demands and again threaten to
strike, unless they are granted. The
demands were formally laid before
the operators at a meeting today In
Admitting that the Roosevelt
agreement met industrial conditions
p:e vailing 10 years ago, the miners
say it was not intended to be per
petual and that the increased cost of
living since 1902 makes necessary
an Increase In wages.
If a strike is declared it will af
fect 180,000 mine workers and many
thousands of railroaders, teamsters
r nd others as well and will deprive
the coal region of wages, amounting
to about $10,000,000 a month.
The mine workers have for the last
nine years been working under an
agreement made by the Roosevelt
strike commission, appointed in
190!. It was for three years and has
been twice renewed. It granted the
mine workers a 1 0 per cent Increase
In wages and a nine-hour day, with a
sliding scale based on the sale price
of coal at tidewater. .The latter has
given them an average monthly ad
vance in wages of almost 4 per cent.
They now demand a 20 per cent
increase in wages, an e ght-hour day,
recognition of the union and Inci
dentally, collection by the coal com
panies of the union dues from the
mine workers; abolition of the con
ciliation t board, payment for mined
coal by weight instead cf by the car
load, a one-year agreement and some
The demands were presented by
a committee consisting of National
President John D. White and Dis
trict Presidents Dempsey, Kennedy
and Fahey. They were accompanied
by other officers so that they may be
on hand for any extended conference
tlat the operators may desire.
The operators are represented by
President George F. Baer, of the
Philadelphia and Reading Coal com
fany, who was their chief spokesman
end leader during the seven months'
strike in 1902.
The operators have sal if, as they
always do before demands are pre
sented, that they will grant the mine
workers no concessions. The mine
workers have declared with equal
pesitiveness that they will strike un
less their demands are granted.
They say there has been practic
ally no change In the agreement
adopted nine years ago, when the
strike commission appointed by
Roosevelt examined the conditions
throughout the region, heard evi
dence of both sides and then made an
arbitrary agreement which each side
was pledged td accept.
As for the abolition of the concil
i&tion board, a demand which has
aroused more criticism in the coal
region than any other, the mine
workers say Its method of settling
disputes Is too slow and is far from
On the other hand, the coal oper
ators aeciare mere nag been no
change in mining conditions; that
the demands, with the exception of
the one for the 20 per cent increase
in wages, are the same as those
which the strike commission coneid
ered and settled and that it is use
less to go over them again.
within the year that he would not be a
candidate in 1912, and did not Intend
to oppose Taft for renoinination."
Washington, D. C, Feb. 27.
Speaker Champ Clark, himself
candidate for the democratic
presidential nomination, last night is
sued a statement commenting upon
Theodore Roosevelt's candidacy for
the republican nomination. The speak
er's comments follow:
There are some peculiar and Inter
esting facts in the republican em-
broglio. The big wigs appear to have
forgotten historical facts or to scorn
"Many persons were amazed when
the republican national committee fixed
its convention for the 18th of June, the
anniversary of Wraterloo. Now comes
Colonel Roosevelt on Feb. 26, the an
niversary of the day when Napoleon
escaped from Elba.
"No doubt the result of the Novem
ber election will complete the historic
parallel by sending the whole republi
can party to St. Helena, a Konsumma
tion devoutly to be wished.
"This year all things work together
for the success of democrats and the
good of the country."
COLONEL LOSES LODGE.
Washington, Feb. 27. Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roose
velt's intimate friend and close
counselor, Issued the ' following
statement last night:
"I am opposed to the constitution
al changes advocated by Colonel
Roosevelt in his recent speech at Co
lumbus. I have strong convictions
on those questions, whic,h during the
last three or four years I have ex
piessed in public with such force of
argument as I could command. But
Colonel Roosevelt and I for 30 years
and wholly apart from politics have
been close and most intimate friends.
"I must continue to oppose the
policies which he urged at Columbus,
but I cannot personally oppoee him
who has been my lifelong friend, and
for this reason I shall take no part
whatever in the campaign for the
(Special to The Axffua.)
Chicago, Feb. 27. The selection
of the eighth Three-Eye league city,
the adoption of the 1912 schedule,
the attendance guarantee and the
adoption of bylaw revisions fixing a
penalty for violation of the salary
limit, were matters scheduled for
consideration by the league this af
ternoon at the session postponed
from 11 o'clock this morning to ac
commodate delegates from Danville
and Peoria. ,
Rock Island is the apparent
choice o'f the majority of clubs, Dav
enport, Peoria, Dubuque and Quincy
having given expression in favor of
the Island city. Bloomlngton and
Danville are non-commltal, saying
they will await submission of sta
tistics by Decatur and Rock Island.
TEARNEY FOR ROCK ISLAND.
President A. R. Tearney is for
Rock Island. Two schedules, one for
three swings around the circuit and
the. other for four, were ready for
piesentation. Sentiment prevails In
favor of the latter. The matter of a
$50 guarantee per game will be pre
sented. The ever Important salary
limit question again presents Itself.
Clubs favor a penalty either of the
loss of a game or money for viola
tion of the rules. The president la
to have the power to pass judgment
if vIolatlonIs proven.
DECATTO SyiOWS STRONG.
Decatur, still determined to fight
for a franchise, is represented by
seven prominent men. They are Wil
son Behring, VIrg Sandera, Harry
Oldham, M. L. Harry, J. A. Corbett,
John Hogan and Frank Rehling.
Other representatives here are:
Rock Island H. L. Wheelan, C. J.
Davenport James T. Hayes, Dick
Dubuque Clarence Rowland.
Springfield T. W. Allen, R. F.
Peoria F. B. Smith. A. EI Leisy.
Quincy Oscar Shannon.
Bloomlngton William Hunter,
Danville J. M. Boyle, Joseph
KINSELLA OUT OF IT.
Kinsella is done with Three-Eye
baseball and proudly exhibits his big
league contract to show for it. He
is here merely to aid Allen In di
recting Springfield's Interest.
Springfield has organized a stock
ccmpany of 150 members and $6,000
has been subscribed. The Danville
delegates are majority stockholders
in the new organization there.
Frank Boyle of Waterloo is here,
but only for personal interests.
SENTIMENT EVENLY DIVIDED.
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago. Feb. 27. Either Rock
Ifland or Decatur will be the eighth
city In the Three-Eye league the
coming season. This became appar
ent at the meeting here today. An
nouncement was made that Spring
field interests had arranged to pur
chase the holdings of Richard F.
Kinsella In that city. Seven Decatur
representatives at the meeting an
nounced that plenty of money had
been insured to carry a team through
the season. Rock Island delegates
said they could ratse $7,000 with
which to guarantee the franchise
would not again be forfeited. Senti
ment among various owners appear
ed to be evenly divided on the two
THOUSAND GAME BIRDS
ARE COMING TO OAK PARK
New York, Feb. 27. A thousand
rare game birds from Siberia and
the orient reached New York today
on the-steamer Minnewaska, destin
ed for Oak Park, 111., where they will
be mated and their young distributed
throughout the United States by
Samuel Evans and son, Wallace, who
brought them to this country.
EERT FRANKLIN, DARROW
SLEUTH, PLEADS GUILJY
Los Angeles, Feb. 27. Bert Frank
lin, formerly a detective employed by
Clarence Darrow, plead guilty to
day to having attempted to "Influence"
Robert Bain, the first juror sworn to
try James B. McNamara, the confessed
dynamiter now serving a life term In
San Quentin prison.
PASSENGERS AND CREW
PERISH IN THE KWANG0
Brussels, Feb. 27. Thirty-two
passengers and crew were drowned
by the foundering of a government
steamer plying on the Kwango river
on the borders of the Belgian Congo
yesterday, according to a dispatch re
ceived by Petit Bleu.
STEIN IGER IS MAYOR
OF GREATER BERLIN
Berlin, Feb. 27. Dr. Carl Steiniger,
until now city chamberlain of Berlin,
today was elected mayor of Greater
Berlin. Greater Berlin is the third
greatest municipality In the world, the
only cities exceeding It in size being
London and New York. The population
is nearly 3,300,000. The municipal
council consists of 100 members.