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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 134.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1912. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Say They Can't Afford 10
Pir Cent Raise and
Forecast TiJI 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair tonight and Friday;
colder tonight with the lowest tem-
iperature about 10 degrees. Rising
I temperature Friday.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 17. Highest
yesterday 27, lowest last night 17.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 12
miles per hour.
Precipitation .92 inch.
WOULD AVERT A STRIKE
Men Will Not Dig Another Lump
After April 1, President
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 92,
at 7 a. m. 87.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today te noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:13, rises 6; days haTe length
ened three boors since Dec. 21; moon
sets 9:31 p. m.;. planet Mercury visible
Leader of Gang Wanted
in Many Cities Taken
at St. Louis.
Cleveland, March 21. A 10 per cent
inorsase In pay, with shortening of
hours equal to another 10 per cent
Increase, were demanded by the min
ers today as the only basis upon which
they will continue work In the bitumin
ous coal fields after April 1. Answer
ing the miners' demands, the opera
tors declared they could not afford to
grant the Increase.
"Call It a strike or a suspension, the
miners in the bituminous coal fields
will not dig another lump after the
first of the month on the present wage
scale," said President White of the
United Mine Workers.
New York. March 21. It became
known today the anthracite operators
have reconsidered their decision to
make their answer to the miners .final,
and will convene again in the near fu
ture to go over the situation. Some of
the independent operators have signi
fied an Intention of granting a partial
POSTPONE MITCHELL 11SIT.
Washington, March 21. Following a
conference between President Taft
and Secretary Nagel of the department
of commerce and labor, who had been
requested by the president to gather
information on the coal situation, John
Mitchell was asked to postpone his
visit pending developments. I'nder a
prior arrangement Mr. Mitchell was to
confer with the president on Friday.
It had been President Taft's inteution
to hold a conference with Mr. Mitchell
at that time and then to rail in the
board authorized under the Krrluian
art and invoke whatever power it
could pxercise. He was also prepared
to take whatever other measures it
appeared that be could to avert trou
ble. ENGLAND CRISIS iontinies
London, March 21. The crisis over
the minimum waves bill continues, lu
the towns over the kingdom the pople
are waiting action of the commons to
night. An opinion that there will be
delay la passing the measure, if it is
not thrown out ntlrely, caused con
sternation in . industrial districts,
where suffering already is extreme.
The total out of employment is now es
timated at 3,yOVX) end hunger
marches similar to those at Grimsby
last night are likely to become a com
mon sight all over the country.
MINE OWNERU ri.HASKD.
The unionists under Arthur J. Bal
four, former leader of the opposition,
condemned the principle of the bill,
the house of lords possibly will take
the same stand and refuse to consent
to Its passage. If the government ac
cepts an amendment establishing a fix
ed rate of wages and inserts figures in
the bill the owners. It is believed, will
refuse to open the pits. The mine own
ers appear to be pleased with the turn
of events which threatens to wreck the
minimum wages bill, which they char
acterize as a "blackmailing make
shift." fixovn reading ok bill
When the wage bill came up in the
never before has been faced with a
crisis like this." Balfour concluded
by saying that, even assuming the gov
ernment was defeated, there must not
be dissolution, as it was impossible to
add the confusion of a general election
to the horror of a 6trike. From this
it appears the unionists will not ob
struct the committee stage of the bill
and the house of lords will pass it
COURT OFFICERS IN
GOTHAM TO BE ARMED
New York, March 21. As a result of
the sensational killing of Judge Massie
and officers of his court at Hillsville,
Va., Chief Magistrate McAdoo of the
New York City courts, decided all uni
formed attendants and clerks in the
courts in his jurisdiction must carry
revolvers. The arming of uniformed
attendants is expected to revolutionize
the whole system of protecting other
courts in other cities.
BIG HAULS IN JEWELRY
30 INDIANA VOTES
Democratic State Convention
Instructs Delegations to
FIRST AND ONLY CHOICE
Samuel M. llaiston dominated to
Succeed Presidential Candidate
Tariff System Hit.
TAKE 39 DEAD
Believed None Still in
Trap Will be Reached
DRUG MEN RESENT
D0PERS, WILEY TERM
Washington, March 21. Dr. H. W.
Wiley, appearing as a private citizen
before the pure food board in advoca
cy of regulation. guarding the use and
sale of cocaine and other habit-forming
drugs, aroused the anger of drug
' representatives by referring to them as
"dopers." A heated argument ensued
and for a moment it looked as if blows
might be passed.
Charged With Stealing Mrs.
St. Louis, March 21. Postofnce In
spector Bunsen today arrested Daniel
Callahan. The inspector said Calla
han is being held as leader of a gang
which stole $100,000 worth of diamonds
from Mrs. Maldwin Drummonds' state-
Indianapolis, March 21. Thirty In
diana delegates to the Baltimore con
vention today were instructed by the
state convention to present the name
o"f Governor Marshall as the "First and
only choice of the democracy of Indi
ana for the nomination for president."
Senator Kern, C E. Shively, Thomas
Taggart and G. V. Menzies were chos
en delegates-at-large. ,
Samuel M. Ralston was nominated
WOULD CORRECT ABUSES.
The platform denounces the "protec
tive tariff system as inflicted on the
country by the Payne-Aldrich act and
0VERHU iDRED CAUGHT
Mayor Issues an Appeal for Aid
for the Families of the
20 CLERKS IN
McCurtain. Okla., March 21.
Fourteen miners were rescued today,
making 25 brought forth alive since
the explosion yesterday in a local
coal mine. A total of 39 bodies have
been recovered. Estimates of the
AS IT LOOKS TO CHAIRMAN M'KINLEY
TRIAL OF SUGAR TRUST
WILL TAKE SIX MONTHS
New York, March 21. The trial
of officials of the American Sugar Re
fining company under the criminal
clause of the Sherman law took a
turn that may prolong it for many
months. This prospect came to view
when District Attorney Wise began
to put in evidence Intended to show
that for a long period the policy of
the "trust" had been to purchase and
close down rival sugar plants in or
der to monopolize the industry
Charles R. lleike, former secretary
of the company, whose conviction for
underweighing frauds is now under
appeal was ihe -wltaees through
whom the 'district attorney started in
an effort to prove this policy. Heike's
testimony had not fairly begun be
fore counsel for the defense raised
a storm of protest. At the end of
a long argument Judge Hand decided
to admit Heike's testimony. The de
fense declared they would contest
every point. This will probably pro
long the case six months. Mr. Wise
read ofT list after list of sugar, re
fineries which lleike identified as hav
ing been either controlled or closed
by the "trust."
WOMAN KILLS HERSELF
AND CHILDREN WITH GAS
Toronto, March 21. Mrs. Emily
Orr put her three children to bed
last night, unscrewed the cap from a
gas pipe and lay down with them to
cte. 1 be four dead bodies were dis-'
covered by her husband on his re
turn home several hours later.
Newport, R I. The administration
building of the naval training station
was damaged by fire to the extent of
Dannemora, N. Y. Salvatore Caru
so, leader of a gang of highwaymen
who held up' and murdered Denton
Fowler, paymaster at a brickyard, and
George Ragsdale, a negro driver, near
Hudson, Sept. 3, 1910, was electrocuted
at Clinton prison.
South Hadley, Mass. Upward of
$300,000 of a half million fund has
been raised for Mount Holyoke col
lege. The general education board of
New York has agreed to give $100,000
and Mrs. John Stewart Kennedy of
New York has promised another $100,
000. Boston As an inducement to re
main in Boston and decline an offer of
the presidency of the University of
Oklahoma, Stratton D. Brooks has
been reelected superintendent of the
Boston public schools a month before
the regular election ordinarily would
have taken place. The election is for
a term of aix years.
Lisbon Cyrus E. Woods, new Unit
ed States minister to Portugal, pre
sented his credentials.
Hobart, Tasmania The Fram,
which Captain Roald Amundsen used
in the voyage that ended in his discov
ery of the south pole, sailed for Buenos
Marseilles The steamer Portugal,
which arrived from Beirut and Alex
andria, reports it embarked at Beirut,
700 Italians who had been expelled
from Syria. The Italians landed at
President is Voted Au
thority by Congress to
Bares a Peoria Arson Plot.
, Peoria, March 21. Wood Hill, con
fessed accomplice of Harvey Six, and
i Samuel Darr, in the burning of the Al-
dine hotel in March, 1911, turned
state's evidence In the trial against
the two men for arson here. He told
how the three had plotted to burn the
four-story apartment hotel. Attorney
John Drennen of Springfield, principal
counsel for the defense, could not
shake Hill's testimony. Several other
witnesses were called by the state to
day, corroborating Hill's testimony.
NEWS ITEM Presdent Taft dropped a bomb into the Roosevelt camp when he declared in hit
Boston speech that he favored presidential primaries, properly safeguarded.
MRS. VERMILYA PLACED
UN I nlAL rUn MUnUttVroom on the steamship Amerika in
Chicago, March 21. Mrs. Louise February, 1911, bound and gagged two
Vermilya was placed on trial today jmen and 8tole ia00u worth of jewels
'i miuara i. smun, one
of her boarders. The accused wo
man was wheeled on a reclining chair
2,900 PER CENT DIVIDEND
BY THE STANDARD OIL CO.
New York, March 21. The Stan
dard Oil company of Indiana today
declared a stock dividend of 2,900
per cent payable to stock of record
commons this afternoon the house had i April 1. This action follows a recent
not been so crowded in years. After
the premier moved a second reading
of the bill, Balfour said: "The country
HES SUCCESSOR TO
DR. HARVEY. WILEY
J -i L
Dr. L E. Doollttte.
Dr. R. . Dooiittia, a member of
the otd Inspection board, ha been
named m temporary lucceiwr to Dr.
Harvey Wl ey, chief chemist, re-
increase in the company's capital
stock from $1,000,000 to $30,000,-
000, an additional $29,000,000 being
given to shareholders as a stock dividend.
Seattle, Wash., March 21. Dr. W.
T. Akey, a 'specialist" and his as
sistant, Samuel Suskin, were shot and
killed in Akey's office yesterday by
A. A. Anderson, who then shot and
killed himself. Anderson said before
he died that he killed the "special
ists" because they robbed him of his
Boy Falls Under Car; Killed.
Keokuk, Iowa, March 21. Frank
Fisher, Jr., aged 13. son of Frank E.
Fifcher, superintendent of the Hawk
eye 'Pearl Button company, fell under
a box car and was killed.
Meteor Falls In Indiana.
Evansville, Ind.', March 21. A me
teor which passed over the city last
night about midnight fell near Oaklaud
City, 30 miles north of here. It was
seen at many towns.
from Edward Alberties in Chicago in
April 1911, killed a man in getting
away, and robbed a postoffice substa
tion in St Louis and at other points.
SHORT FINGER GIVES HIM AWAY.
Callahan's capture was the result of
a peculiar chain of circumstances. Bun
sen, who had been looking for Callahan
IS months, was eating in a restaurant
when he noticed the index finger of a
man opposite him was missing at the
first joint. He then saw a resemblance
between a photograph of Callahan and
the man opposite him. With the aid of
a city detective, Bunsen arrested Calla
han and a companion, who gave the
name of Charles Miller.
Callahan denied his identity, and, ac
cording to the detective, tried to bribe
Bunsen. Callahan's name has also been
given to the federal authorities as the
leader of a gang which entered the
Spaulding & Co. warehouse in Chicago
in February, 1911, and stole $10,000
worth of jewelry. It is known Callahan
was under arrest in London eight
10,000 va REWARDS.
Callahan was under arrest in London
eight months ago. How he gained his
freedom is not known here. Rewards
for his arrest aggregate $10,000.
When Callahan was shown a photo
graph of himself, made at Joliet, III.,
he admitted his Identity.
promises to correct tariff abuses."
Application is demanded of the prin
ciple that custom house taxation be
limited to the actual necessities of the
The action of the house of repre
sentatives in passing the Sherwood
pension bill was endorsed.
BRYAN' TO SIPPOHT CLARK.
Lincoln, Neb. March 21. The last op
portunity for the withdrawal of candi
dates before the presidential prefer
ential primaries in Nebraska passed at
6 o'clock last night, and the names of
Clark, Harmon and Wilson will he
printed on the ballots as the democrat
ic candidates. This insures the sup
port of William Jennings Bryan to
Speaker Champ Clark.
PRIMARY BILL PASSES AGAIN'.
Lansing, Mich., March 21. The house
passed, for immediate effect, a presi
dential primary bill. The measure is
now before the senate, where it was
defeated at the previous session.
Lumber Mills Will Be Busy.
Marinette, Wis., March 21. Lumber
mills in the northern country from
Lake Superior to Lake Michigan will
be kept busy the rest of the year as
the result of a successful logging sea
son, w hich has closed. Thousands of
woodsmen are nowing put of the
woods. Company camps as well as
those of jobbers are suspending.
IS SHOCK TO MEMBERS
Condition Is Exposed in Letter
Written by Taft Wool Bill
Washington March 21. Chairman
Clayton of the judiciary committee
declared in the house today that
mere than twenty clerks in the fed
eral courts were embezzlers of court
funds and still were retained in their
places because the existing law Is so
framed they could not be reached.
Clayton urged an amendment to per
mit the president to remove such of
Goal f ogle expressed astonishment,
as did many members, that clerks
were withholding court money.
PRESIDENT GIVES WARNING.
Clayton, replying, said: "The
president in a letter urging an
amendment of the law stated this
condition of things exists."
A bill was then passed giving the
president power to remove federal
REINTRODUCE WOOL BILL.
Democratic members of the ways
and means committee determined to
day to reintroduce in the house the
same wool tariff revision bill that he
Introduced last summer, and which
was vetoed by the president. The
bill puts a duty of 20 per cent on
raw wool. The wool bill was Intro
duced by Underwood.
, A meeting of the full committee
on ways and means was called for
tomorrow to pass upon the bill and
report it to the house for considera
tion. It is probable when the bill
comes upon the floor the radical free
wool democrats may make a stand.
MONEY THIST INO.CIRY.
The money trust investigating com
mittee decided to examine director
ates, directors-relationship and stock
books of national banks as one of its
Representative Jones of Virginia
introduced a bill proposing "proba
tionary independence" for the Fili
pinos from 1913 to 1921.
Orys Win in Maryland.
Annapolis, Md., March 21. The
state wide local option bill prepared
by the Anti-saloon league of Maryland
was passed by the house of delegates
yesterday. The bill now goes to the
Mrs. Taft Falls.
New York, March 21. Mrs. Taft,
wife of President Taft, stumbled as
she was alighting from a wheeled
chair at the Woman's Industrial ex
hibition in the Grand Central palace
yesterday afternoon and fell to the
floor. She was not injured and later
was able to attend a matinee per
formance at a theatre.
number at work at the time of the
explosion Vary between 92 and 116.
After their first survey of the
wrecked mine government experts ex
pressed the opinion that all of the
men imprisoned are dead and 75
coffins were ordered shipped to the
grief-stricken mining camp. Mayor
Bourland of Fort Smith has issued
an appeal for aid for the families of
WILD LAMENTATIONS IN' STREET.
An order has been issued forbid
ding any one to approach the mine.
When news of this order spread the
crqwds in the vicinity of the mine,
already grief stricken, succumbed to
wild manifestations of grief.
Here and there during the day
were to be seen groups of aged moth
ers, kneeling in the street and pray
ing with tremulous voices for hus
bands or sons. Young wives wept
aloud, clung to each other in despair.
moaning and gasping out the names
of loved ones.
Mine Inspector Burgess, with res
cue apparatus, is here from McAl
ester, from where he w-as urgently
summoned soon after-the accident.
Sues for $97,000 Under Labor Law.
Boston, March 21. Alleging a viola
tion of the contract labor law, United
States District Attorney French
brought suit today against the Dwight
Manufacturing company, with mills at
Chiconee, this state, and Alabama City,
Ala., for $97,000. The suit charges
that the company imported 97 Greeks
from Turkey. i i
This Wildcat Once House Cat.
Wausau, Wis., March 21. Irving
Tutrup of Frankfort killed what he
supposed was a wildcat and brought
the hide to the county clerk for a
bounty. Examination disclosed the
skin was that of a house cat which
evidently had run wild and gTOwn to
Heads State Gas Men.
Chicago. March 21. H. D. Channon,
of Quincy, 111., today was elected pres
ident of the Illinois Gas association.
Venice Suspects Arrested.
Venice, Italy, March 21. All suspect
ed persons residing here and in sur-"
rounding towns have been arrested by
the police, as the authorities desire
to prevent the occurrence of any inci
dent on the occasion of the coming
visit of the German emperor.
SEA GULLS DRIVE
AVIATOR TO EARTH
San Rafael, Cat., March 21. Sea
gulls, crowds of which nest on the
marshes here, made a combined attack
on their human rival, Dldier Masson,
a French aviator, today, and drove him
to the ground. The birds formed a
swirling, screaming cloud about Mas
sou. The aviator said he could not
see because of the birds flapping their
wings in his face.
Blizzard In Wisconsin.
La Crosse, Wis., March 21. There
was a severe blizzard over western
Wisconsin today, completely demoral
izing railway traffic.
29,000 Tickets Sold.
Stockholm, March 21. Twenty-nine
thousand tickets to the Olympic games
in June already have been disposed of.
The committee has decided to add an
other' rand stand with 10,000 seats.
Even with this it is believed there will
be a lack of seating accommodations.
Washington, March 21. A valuable
discovery of soluble potash salts has
been made in the Mohave desert, in
southern California. Government ex
perts who found It declare there are
indications of a million tons ot potash.
Use Auto to Rob House.
New Rochelle, N. Y., March 21. A
party of four persons in an automobile
who drove away from the home of
Mark M. Schlessinger yesterday wav
ing their hands as if bidding the oc
cupants good-by, carried away some
thing like $10,000 in plunder.
Chinese Women to Vote.
San Francisco, March 21. Mrs. Pon
Yue, wife of a merchant, registered
today as a voter. She is the first Chi
nese woman in California to do go.
EQUAL SUFFRAGE TO
THE WOMEN OF CHINA
San Francisco, March 21. Equal
suffrage was granted the women of
China yesterday by parliament at
Nanking, according to a cablegram
received here today. Women voters ' W. L. Powers of Decatur, 111, spoke
will be subjected to the same restric- on closer relations between gasmen (mark a new era in the steel and Iron rison today. He is expected to be out
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FIND NEW DEPOSIT
OF FINE IRON ORE
Philadelphia, March 21. According
to advices received here, a deposit of
high grade iron ore estimated at one
billion tons, has been discovered in
the Blue Ridge mountains, 200 miles
from this city. Geologists and engin
eers assert the discovery is destined to
Liner In Distress.
Milwaukee, March 21. The Crosby
liner Conestoga either is aground or
stuck in the ice 10 miles north of here.
It has a cargo of freight and a crew
of 12. Company officials say the ves
sel is not in danger.
Suspends Cincinnati Police Chief.
Cincinnati, March 21. Chief of Po
lice William H. Jackson was suspend
ed by Mayor Hunt after he had testi
fied in the police court that be did
not know Isaac Gottlieb was running
a handbook and that he was a gambler.
Launch Battleship Ajax.
Greenock, Scotland, March 21. The
British battleship Ajax, the 26th dread
nought or the British navy, was
launched here today.
Mayor Harrison Loses Wart,
Chicago, March 21. A wart was re
moved from the tongue of Mayor Har
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a year and ten months old, and la
the daughter of the counselor and
charge d'affaires of the Swedish le
gation at Washington. She has nev
er seen her own country. She spent
the earlier month of her life la th
balmy air of the Riviera.