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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. XO. 116.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1912. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RAISE IN PAY
Concessions by Owners
Give Promise of Early
IS 5 PER CENT ADVANCE
750,000 Coal Miners Are Out
in England Parliament
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Moline,
Fair and continued cold tonight
and Friday. The lowest temperature
tonight will be near zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 3. Highest
yesterday 24. lowest last night 3.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 6 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 73,
at 7 a. m. SO.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5:31. rises 6:34; moon sets '
Bi2 a. m.; 4:30 a. kl, eastern time.
Jupiter's satellite No. 1 missing by rea
son of occupation behind planet; re
appears at 5:10 a, m.
EVERYBODY'S DOING IT
Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 29. More
operatives are working in the textile
mills today than on any previous day
during the big strike, which is now
In its eighth week. Fewer pickets
ore In evidence than UBual and police
are given little trouble. The investi
gation regarding the legal Bide of
the exportation of children from the
city continued today.
Relief stations in various parts of
Lawrence dally are becoming more
crowded with applicants for food. Be
fore each of the stations today there
were several hundred hungry ones.
The mill owners have agreed
Lead Among State Educational
ents Are Told.
IS FAILURE TO ENLARGE
Urged to Demand Part In National
and Local Opportunities That
Are Due Them.
St. Louis, Feb. 29. The members
o? the department of superintendents
to 'f the National Educational associa-
grant concessions to the operatives,
according to a statement made here
this afternoon. The proposed conces
sions were understood to include a
wage advance of 5 pr cent over the
rate formerly paid for 5C hours' work
FIX AL. ATTEMPT AT LONDON.
London, Feb. 29. Premier As
qulth and his cabinet colleagues, of
ficials of the board of trade and other
persons having influence with the
toal owners and miners are making
this morning a liual attempt to avert
the disaster of a national coal strike
in Great Britain. There is, however,
only the faintest hope of success.
Unless some unexpected change
coiues over the situation more than
a million men and boys employed in
the mines and ten of thousands other
trades will be Idle tonight. It is un
derstood the" 'g6vermenT"Kas drafted
a minimum wage bill, with safe
guards for the owners and is ready
to rush it through parliament in rase
750.000 MEN Ql'IT.
Upwards of three-quarters of a
million coal miners went on strike at
2 o'clock this afternoon, when the
day shift In the mines ended.
tion met in Joint session with the na
tional council of education today to
receive the report of the latter or
ganization's committee on uniform
records and reports. Homer H. Seer
ley, president of the Iowa state teach
ers' college and chairman of the com
mittee on normal school statistics,
reported the findings of that commit
tee before the department of normal
schools, which also is in session.
Seerley said: "The state normal
schools are now more numerous and
probably more essential and more
appreciated than any other kind of
Riaie truumuuiiai uiBiiiuuons. 1 et
with all their popularity, the major
ity of them do not seem to enlarge
their importance or to demand their
part in national and state opportun
ities that all other. hjhedatfojH
lLnerus. - - . .
MAS THREE BOLITIONS.
After outlining the classification
of normal schools and suggesting a
plan of statistics. Dr. Seerley conclud
ed by suggesting three solutions for
the problems involved.
YOUNG AST0R BASKS IN
STAGE BEAUTY'S SMILES
Boston, Feb. 29. William Vincent
Astor, Harvard freshman, son of Col
onel John Jacob Astor, is up to his
ears in a stage love affair, so his per-
Dalhart. Texas. Feb. 29 Passen- "onal friends say. She's "The Quaker
fiers arriving here on delayed trains Girl," and she is reported as looking
7 PERSONS DEAD IN
State at least seven persons In north
west Texas and eastern New Mexico
lost their lives in a storm that swept
upon the young man with favor
Young Astor has been engaged to
heiresses twice in as many years. This
across the Texas pnnhandle Sunday, time his friends don't say that he's
In each case the victim had gone on affianced, but they do say that he's
the range to care for cattle suffering
in the blUiard.
ROOSEVELT TO ADDRESS
ENGINEERS NEXT MAY
New York, Feb. 29. A large number
of politicians called on Colonel Roose
velt today. He received many Invita
tions to speak, but said he did not
wlh to make extended trip If he
could avoid it. One Invitation, how
ever, he accepted. It is to speak be
fore the convention of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers on the
tattlefleld at Gettysburg, Pa, Memor
Wanhlngton, Feb. 19. A general
Roosevelt committee, including In its
membership Medill McCormtek, Gil
ford Plnchot, and also Senator Dixon
of Montana and probably James A.
Garfield, and other close friends of
Roosevelt, will be organised in Wash
ington next week, to take charge of
the Roosevelt campaign here.
Excelsior Springs. Mo., Feb. 29.
Third district delegates to the republi
can national convention, Frank B.
Channel and A. M. Hyde, were in
f trueted for Roosevelt. The conven
tion split in two factions. Taft men
will name d Urates later.
Washington, Feb. 29. Reports that
Vice President Sherman practically
has been decided upon as the running
rr.ate for Taft before the republican
convention was denied today by rarty
SACCHARINE IS NOT
TO BE USED IN FOOD
Washington, Feb. 29. By a rote
of two to one the board of cabinet
officers, charged with enforcement of
the puie food law, today entered a
fnal decision against the use of
saccharine in prepared foods. Secre
taries Wilson and Nagel confirmed the
decision that food containing sacchar
ine was adulterated. Secretary Mae
Vcagh dissented. One month of grace
will be given manufacturers to ar
range for the elimination of sacchar
ine. The decision settles a controversy
of nearly four years standing.
carried away with an actress.
"She" is Miss Ina Claife, appearing
in a musical play at a New York
theatre. Letters to the younsr man's
Boston and Newport friends have set
society circles astir with the news that
the much-sought-for youth is spending
as much of his time as he can in a
box or front row at the New York play
house so as to be near the charming
Young Astor has been reported en
gaged to Miss Margaret F. Andrews,
Miss Catherine Hamersley, Miss Rob
erta Willtard and Katherine Force. He
matriculated at Harvard last fall and
has a suite In Clavertng hall "Gold
Coast." It is understood he has an in
come of JJO.OoO a year spending
36 ARE DEAD IN
A PRISON REVOLT
Ringleaders of Outbreak at
Monterey, Mexico, Executed
by Government Officers.
WARDEN IS AMONG SLAIN
United States Not to Interfere With
Legitimate Exports to City of
FOR A BUREAU
TO STUDY OUR
Bill is Introduced in Con
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Laredo, Texas, Feb. 29. Thirty
six lives paid the penalty for yester
day's revolt in the penitentiary at
Monterey, Mexico, according to in
coming passengers today. The pas
sengers eay several prisoners were
k'.Ked during the outbreak, ind 25
ethers, regarded as ringleaders, were
executed at 4 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon. The warden of the peniten
tiary was among the slain.
Washington, Feb. 29. The United
States will not prohibit legitimate
exitortatlons, including munitions of
war, from El Paso, Texas, into the
rebel town of Juarez, Mexico. This
conclusion was reached tpday at con
ferences of cabinet officials.
SANTO DOMINGO BATTLE.
Cape Haltien, Haiti, Feb. 29. A
attle occurred at Talanquera, Santo
Domingo, Tuesday, between a force
of revolutionaries and government
troops. Of the revolutionaries 12
were killed and a large number
wounded. The government had 22
CHINESE TROOPS REVOLT.
Peking, Feb. 29. Revolt has
troken out among a portion of Yuan's
troops, some hundreds of whom
started a riot this evening. They set
r.re to a number of houses and pa'
rinl ed the streets, shooting Indlscrim
irately. A strong force of loyal sol
diers is endeavoring to restore or
der. The greatest alarm prevails
among the inhabitants.
AMERICA LEGATION IX PERIL.
The mutineers numbered 2,000. Hun
dreds of shops were looted. A shell
fired from one of the guns in the
hands of the mutineers fell within the
confines of the American legation, but
it did not explode. Foreigners in the
capital are being brought into their
respective legations. Inside the city
proper the situation is quieting. The
rioters claim their wages nave not
been--paid. jr t 'y. : t
MOVE IS SIGNIFICANT
THE I RJ ABES
Starving Persians Are Re
ported to be Practic
COURT UPHOLDS WIFE IN
RIFLING HUB'S POCKETS
Philadelphia. Pa.. Feb. 29. Ac
cording to a decision by Magistrate
MacFarland here, a wif has a per
fect right to rifle the pockets of her
husband and take his last cent and
the husband has no redress.
TROOPS ATTACK TOWNS
Forty Thousand Natives With
out Food Red Cross to Be
Appealed to For Aid.
Washington, Feb. 29. Startling
allegations or cannioansm among
starving Persians are contained in
letters from Teheran to the Persia
American Educational society here
from Dr. Susan I. Moody, formerly
of Chicago. She declares fathers are
eating their children and children
are eating each other in northwest
ern Persia in the vicinity of Ha-
25 TOWNS SACKED.
Famine followed the sacking of 25
towns and villages by rebel troops.
Sc'.ar-ed-Dowleh, brother of the de
posed shah, and 40,000 persons are
starving, it is declared. The Red
Cress society will be asked for assistance.
BIG BREWERY BURNS;
FIVE MILLION LOSS
Valdivla, Chile, Feb. 29. The brew
ery of Anwandter Bros., the largest in
South America, was burned today. The
loss la 5,000,000.
BY MR. KNOX
Secretary of State Deliv
ers His First Address
Committee Reports Favoring
Barring Out of Illiterate
Washington. Feb. 29. In the
house today Hughes Introduced a bill
incorporating President Taft's rec
ommendations for an Industrial rela
tions commission to investigate In
dustrial problems. The bill is sig
nificant in view of existing labor
troubles at Lawrence, Mass.
The immigration committee decid
ed to report favorably a bill barring
WICKER9IIAM STANDS BY LEWIS,
Attorney General Wickersham is
seeking to prevent the American Bar,
association from ousting W. H.
Lewis, his negro assistant, from
membership. Lewis was elected
about a year ago, but the executive
committee of the association, when
it met here Jan. 4, passed a resolu
tion rescinding the election.
At the time of the election of Lewis
his color was not a subjecfof Inquiry.
It is understood here the case has
been referred to the general council of
the bar association which will meet
In Milwaukee next August. It is
claimed a negro never before was
elected as a member of the bar associa
tion. . . . i
STATE MINERS IGNORE
A SACRELIGI0US MOTION
Springfield, ill., Feb. 29. Aver
ring that the existence of God and an
after-world were abstract theories
which modern scientific research ren
dered doubtful, W. C. Pierce, dele
gate from Collinsville, made a mo
tion before the convention of the
United Mine Workers of Illinois, to
have reference to the Deity and the
after-world eliminated from the bur
ial service of the organization.
Pierce 6tated the present burial ser
vice was all right for the middle ages
tut in the twentieth century was re
pulsive to some members. His mo
tion was received with evidence of
indignation by many delegates and
was lost for want of a second.
FOR CLOSER RELATIONS
Purpose of United States
Live in Harmony With
Central America, northern South
America and the West Indies.
MESSAGE TO ALL COUNTRIES.
This speech, while delivered before
the acting president of Panama, Se-
nor Rodolfo Chiari, was in reality
addressed to all the countries he will
visit and included an explanation of
the attitude of the United States to
wards South and Central America.
Mr. Knox said the president believed
the early completion of the canal
should mark the beginning of closer
relations between the United States
and all Latln-Anxerica.
NOT CRAVING SOVEREIGNTY.
The purpose of the United States
towards all the American republic,
he said, was to live in amity and es
sentlal harmony; and that the United
States desired more peace, more
prosperity, more happiness and more
security in their national lives. He
declared the United States craved
neither sovereignty nor territory in
Panama, Feb. 29. Secretary of
State P. C. Knox left this morning for
Colon. He will make frequent stops
for the purpose of inspecting the
canal. Port Llmon, Costa Rica, will
be the next stop.
Secretary Knox made in Panama
yesterday the first of his public ad
dresses on his trip to the capitals of
INCOME NOT FILED; 15
FEDERAL SUITS FILED
Cincinnati, Feb. 29. Federal Dis
trict Attorney McPherson simultan
eously filed 12 suits in Columbus, and
S here today, charging as many con
cerns with neglect to file returns on
tneir annual net income for the year
1910. Ten thousand dollars fine is
asked In each case. The suits are
among the first of their kind in the
Butt on Vacation.
Washington, Feb. 29. Major A. W.
Butt, personal aide to President Taft,
I today was granted leave of absence for
nearly two months. He will sail for
the Mediterranean. Major Butt was
taken ill on the president's trip to the
Save Town From Fire With Snow.
Ridgeway, Mo., Feb. 29. Inhabitants
of Ridgeway used snow in a fight with
fire that destroyed four stores. Use of
enow saved the village.
Tavenner to Write for Argus on "Tay
lor System of Scientific Shop
The subject is one in which every
workman in the country is interested, and
Clyde H. Tavenner, Washington corre
spondent of The Argus, will write a series
of four letters, based on careful investiga
The first of Mr. Tavenner's letters will
appear in Saturday's Argus.
SNEED JURY DISAGREES;
DISCHARGED BY COURT
Ft Wforth. Texas, Feb. 29. Standing
seven for acquittal and five for convic
tion the Jury trying John Sneed, for
the murder of Capt. A. G. Boyce, the
aged Panhandle cattle king, was dis
charged today. Sneed, a wealthy bank
er of Amarillo, Texas, believed the
captain had tried to assist his son, Al
Boyce, In abducting Mrs. Sneed. and
shot and killed Capt. Boyce. The Jury
was out nearly five days.
IS TO STICK TO POST,
DECLARES DR. WILEY
Washington, Feb. 29. Dr. Wiley,
chief ehemist of the department of
agriculture, denied today he had any,
intention of resigning. Wiley declar-'
ed the rumors of bis resignation un
doubtedly came from "enemies,"
who recently had attacked him in
ILLINOIS CENTRAL IS
TO RESTORE OLD RATES
Springfield, 111., Feb. 29. The Illi
nois Central railroad today notified the
state board of railroad and warehouse
commissioners and It would immedi
ately restore Its old ratings and rules
on both Interstate and intra state coal
business in Illinois. The new ratings
caused a protest from coal operators
and the commission had ordered the
old rates restored.
HOUSE SET ON FIRE TO
CREMATE FOUR SLAIN
San Francisco, Feb. 29. The bodies
of four persons were found In a house
in the Richmond district here today.
They were murdered and the house set
Breen Case Jury Disagrees.
New York, Feb. 29. The Jury la the
divorce suit brought by Ethel Croker
Breen against her husband, John J.
Breen, erstwhile riding master, return
ed p. sealed verdict in the supreme
court. The Jury failed to agree. Eight
favored granting the divorce and four
held out for the defendant. The plain
tiff is a daughter of Richard Croker.
MONTE CARLO FIGHT IS
A CARPENTIER VICTORY
Monte Carlo, Feb. 29. George
Carpentier, French welterweight
I champion, today knocked out-Jim
i Sullivan, an English boxer, and for
mer middleweight champion of the
world, in the second round of a fight
i for the middleweight championship
of Europe. The contest was for a
purse of 8,000.
Shut In Car 15 Days; Live.
Johnson City, Tenn., Feb. 29. A
man who had been without food and
water for 15 days was found in a car
load of corn when the car was open
ed here Tuesday. He was uncon
scious, but soon was revived. He was
scaled up in the car at Cincinnati.
Will Quiz Masseur on Death.
New York, Feb. 29. The coroner's
office ordered an investigation Into the
' death of Mrs. Jena Williams, a Texas
I woman who died late yesterday, after
; undergoing a facial treatment by a
'masseur and beauty doctor. It is al
leged that immediately after the appli
cation of an astringent lotion to her
face, she lapsed into unconsciousness.
dying an hour later.
Minneapolis, Feb. 29. Judge Jelly
today dismissed the case against
James (Hod) Lyons, charged with con
cealing Jerry McCarthy, an Iowa and
Minnesota outlaw, after his escape
from the penitentiary at Stillwater last
j Kimmel Argument Open.
St. Louis, Feb. 29. Arguments In the
; Kimmel insurance mystery case com
Boys Held at Train Wreckers.
Lincoln, Feb. 29. Herbert Row's,
aged 8, and Lloyd Arnold, aged 9, both
of Mount Pulaski, were committed to
the St. Charles reform school for at
tempting to derail the Illinois Cen
tral's daylight special train at Lake
Fork. Tbey had sought KWnge for
being ejected from another train while
stealing a ride.
TROLLEY TRAIN IN
WRECK; 14 ARE HURT
Ft. Louis, Feb. 29. Fourteen pas
sengers were injured when a car on
the Illinois Traction system was de
railed and turned over near Benld,
111., today. The company's division
headquarters reported every passen
ger on the train hurt, the most ser
ious injury being that of a man
hoge nose was broken. The train,
consisting of a motor car, a Peoria
sleeper and a Springfield sleeper, ran
into a derailing switch.
The seriously 1 urt: Fred Gor
don. Champaign, HI.; George Gor
don, L'rbana, 111., and A. Kelly,
Ploomlngton, 111. Their .Injuries are
cuts and bruises.