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SIXTY-FIRST YEAIL XO. 135.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1912. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
Workers' Minimum Wage
Amendment Is Rejected
by Premier Asquith.
DANGER IK PRECEDENT
Government Preparing to Pro
tect Those Desiring to Re
turn to Places.
London, March 22. Premier Asquith
In the commoni this afternoon re
fused to accept the miners amend
ment to the minimum wage bill pro
viding a minimum of $1.25 and 50
cent aa the dally wage for men and
boys, respectively. Edwards, a lator
member of parliament and president ! away
of the Miners' federation, announced .
the premier's rejection of the amend
ment clotted the door to Immediate
settlement of the strike.
nrriMTio n craf.
The gravity of the situation is rec
ognized. Because it is practically cer-
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Mollne,
Fair and -warmer tonight. Saturday
unsettled and warmer. The lowest
temperature tonight wiU be About 20
Temperature at 7 a. 10; highest
yesterday, 26; lowest last night, JO.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles
Relative humidity, at 7 p. m. 72, at 7
a. m. 87.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:14, rises 6:58; moon sets
10:45 p. m.; 1.06 p. nx, moon In con
junction with Saturn, passing from
west to east of the planet, degrees
north thereof; planet Mercury seen set
tin; after the sun.
Icq nnn iq QPP.iiRPn
IN A BANK ROBBERY
Berea, Qhfo. March 22. Robbers,
during the sight, entered the office of
Justice of the Peace Pool, drilled
through two brick walls, gained en
trance to the bank of Berea, a private
institution, looted 100 safety deposit
boxes, obtaining $8,000 In cash and
Jewelry. An Inner safe, containing
$35,000, w as partially drilled when the
robbers apparently were frightened
TONG WAR IN
Bloody . Feud Impends
Among Chinese Resi
dents of California.
FIVE ARE SHOT DOWN
Cne of Victims Is Killed in the
Temple of the Free Ma
NEAR TO CAPTURE
Hlllsville, Va., March 22. Out In
the hills and mountains along the Virginia-North
Carolina border today are
all the sheriffs, detectives and posse
men enlisted for the taking of the Allen
outlaws, apparently determined to stay
In the field this time until they run
down something besides false clues.
Just where the hunters are or what
they are doing no one knows. Accord
ing to stories reaching here, Sidna Al
len and his four nephews have not
only been In this vicinity since they
shot up the Carroll court a week ago
yesterday, but Sidna, weakened by
wounds, actually slept two nights In
his own nanasome come.
Sidna Edwards, a nephew of Sidna
Allen, was arrested today at Lambs-
burg, Va., without resistance and
brought to Hillsville.
San Francisco, March 22. A Tons
war, perhaps the bloodiest In years,
impends today in Chinatown here, fol
lowing murders In the Chinese quar
ters at Sacramento, Oakland and San
10 PER CENT
30,000 Textile Opera
tives Offered Advance
by Mill Owners.
Bituminous Miners and Bosses
in Another Conference in
. Hope of Settlement.
15 ROOMS FOR DAD AND
BOYS; 13 MORE AT HOME
Denver, Colo, March 22. Two by
two, 14 youths; ranging In age from 6
to 16 S ears, filed Into the lobby of a
local hotel today. A stout man follow-
Fall River, Mass., March 22: An
advance of 10 per cent in wages was
offered 30,000 operatives by the Fall
River Cotton Manufacturers asso
ciation this afternoon. Assurance is
DEATHS IN A DAY
Cincinnati, March 22. Mrs. Eunice
Johnson, S3, mother of President John
son of the American league, is dead.
tain of bringing about another dead
lock It caused a sensation among the 1 St. Louis, March 22. General
members. In opposing the minors' j John W. Noble, who was secretary
amendment the premier said it was ! of the interior In President Harrl
moKt undesirable to establish a prece-; eon s cabinet, died this afternoon.
detit of firing a rate by act of parlia
merit. If parliament once expressed
Judgment that $1.25 was a fair mini
mum wage that sum would be bound
to be treated as a maximum.
IKOTF.(TIO DY iO riHiMFAT.
Andrew Bonar Law, official leader
of the opposition, said the government
could not have taken any other course.
In case the miners fail to get what
they desire they may refuse to return
to work, and the government will be
then faced with the nee. ssity of tak-
NEGRO CONVICT LYNCHED
BY GEORGIA TOWN MOB
Cochran, Ga., March 22. A negro
convict. Homer Bush, was lynched yes
terday afternoon after he had killed
Guard Joseph Coody with a shovel and
shot at two other guards in the con
vict camp a mile from here. Bush and
CO other men in the camp had plotted
to escape yesterday afternoon. After
Bush had killed Coody he took the
revolver from the dead guard and
ttffiJ iTTjTred, and both returned the
fire. Bush fell with a bullet through
his body. None of the other convicts
attempted to escape. Deputy sheriffs
iwere taking Bush to Hawkinsville, 10
IN NORTH DAKOTA
i rvee uays Mgu.
ures" forshadowed by the m,.rJer es- cijr gu
terday, and which it is believed
mean adequate protection for those de
siring to return to work.
MIME imitMVft TO VVOUK.
i-spne me u. ns.ons oi u.e unions, ml,eg from her(, wl)pn a mQb of 50
there is already, particularly in Scot-; armcd men tOQk the prlgoner hung
iana. a sieaay inching or miners nacK ; h)m on a teIephone pole and riddled
his body with bullets.
to the idts. In the meantime tlip work
of relieving distress is getting beyond
the means of loc.il charities, and de
, mands are now being made on the gov--ornment
to take it up. It Is estimated
the miners thus far have lost in wages
$2C,000,0iO, besides a depletion of
The government this evening renew
ed peace negotiations with the coal
owners and miners. Asfiuith is trying
to Induce the owners to agree to pay
the 1.25 and 50 cents minimum wages,
and Is hoping the men will be content
with a promise of employers without
the Inclusion of any figures in the min
It is evident the government is san
guine of securing a compromise and
passing tbc wane bill through all stages
of the house of commons tonight, as
the lords are summoned lo meet at
11:30 to pass the first reading of the
bill so it can be completed tomorrow
and obtain royal assent.
STANDARD OIL CO. HAS
BIG CHINA DAMAGE BILL
Hong Kong, China, March 22. The
Standard Oil company put In a claim
for $7o for hamate done its property
during the fighting at Hankow.
NEWSOME, A CONFESSED
BOMB SENDER, INSANE
Jacksonville, Fla.. March 22. Fred
Newsome, alias Price, a man who
claims to have sent a bomb which ex
ploded in the home of Judge Rosalsky,
in New York, evidently is either de
mented or a notoriety seeker. Such
is the opinion of the police today, after
another selge of questioning, during
which conflicting statements were
found. Newsome will be held here on
charges of petty thefts.
.HARK, f ROM THE FVWE
DATES TO STAND
Chicago, March 22. Directors of the
Western Golf association announced
today no change will be made in the
dates of the western amateur golf
championship tournament which will
be held at the Denver Country club the
week of July 15. Owing to a change
of date of the national amateur cham
pionship matches, the western open
championship dates have been changed
to Aug. 28 and 29 at the Idlewlld
country club, Flossmoor, III. This
change will allow Harold Wilton, Brit
ish amateur champion, who won the
American title last year, to compete at
tiossmoor, as the new date is only a
few days prior to the national ama
teur event at Wheaton, I1L
At! EFFORT TO
Republicans Offer Bill Cut
ting Wool Schedule 40
HURT IN WRECK ON C. P.
Winnipeg, March 22. Fourteen
passengers were Injured, three crit
ically, by the derailment of a west
bound Canadian Pacific train near
Tort Arthur early today. Mr. and
Mrs. Ransom Week of Detroit, Mich.,
are among the injured.
NEW YORK JVDCE IS
, THREATENED AGAIN
iv '.--V -v
Jm&f KoaaUky. New York. Jurist,
who narrowly acapd death w bra
a bomb aeot to blm through thm
maiia exploded in hia bora, la ba
Inf conatantly guarded by police.
Ha baa received aeveral more threat
nins: letters alnca the bomb episode.
FIERCE BATTLE REPORTED
RAGING IN PARAGUAY
Buenos Ayres, March 22. A fierce
battle between revolutionaries and
government forces In Paraguay ' has
been raging for some time, according
to advices from Asuncion today. Po
sitions have been taken and retaken
several times. Some of the battalions
engaged have been decimated accord
ing to Teports.
ILLNESS OF JUROR HALTS
PACKER CASE ARGUMENTS
Chicago, March 22. Closing argu
ments in the trial of the 10 Chicago
meat packers were halted today by
sickness of one of the jurors.
The juror's name is H. I. Bucklin
or Dundee, in., and physicians this
afternoon declare he is ill with
pleurisy. Bucklin is confined to a
bed in a downtown hotel.
xmm mm v;hj.
It i Wi&tSmkc. MAD I A M S
Franicsco late last night.
While a feud among four other
Tongs was smoldering, hitherto peace
ful members of the Bing Kong society,
without warning,6hot down five mem
bers of the Kim Lum society.
MAY flW UMK GENKHAU
As one of the assassinations took
place In the temple of the powerful
Chee Kung Tong, or Chinese Free Ma
sons society, it is expected the war
will become general.
ing them approached the desk.
"All mine," said he to the clerk,
"and there are 13 more back in Good
land, Kan." He wrote "Nathan Alex
ander" on the register.
"Single rooms and 15 of them," said
Alexander. "I never doubled them up
yet, and I don't purpose to do it now."
"That will be $30," replied the clerk.
WOMEN FIRE FIGHTERS
SAVE A MISSOURI TOWN
St. Joseph, Mo., March 22. Credit
for saving Hopkins, Mo., from de
struction by Ore today is given to
women who, when the blaze that con
sumed several stores broke out, went
to the assistance of male inhabitants
and formed a bucket brigade, which
continued in action until the fire was
Berlin, March 22. Germany's answer
to the recent speech of Churchill, first
lord of the British admiralty, is given
today by the submission to the fed
eral counsel of the new army and navy
bills in unaltered form. The details,
according to the Nord Deutsche Allge
main Zeitung, provides for two addi
tional army corps in the Prussian army
and minor increases in the Bavarian
and Saxon armies. The naval bill calls
for an extra battle squadron, for which
three additional battleships and two
cruisers will be constructed before
1920. It is estimated the additional
annual cost is $24,250,000 in 1912, $31,
750,000 In 1913, and $28,500,000 yearly
Emperor William left for Corfu today.
Roosevelt Changes Plans.
Washington, March 22. Announce
ment was made today that Colonel
Roosevelt will speak In Detorit Satur
day evening, March 30. A contempla
ted address at Grand Rapids has been
abandoned. A 10-minute speech will
be made by Roosevelt at Ft. Wayne,
Ind., March 27.
GOES TO PRISON TO
given the increase will be accepted
and there will be no strike.
TO SlSPEXIl OR STRIKE?
Cleveland, March 22. Whether
200,000 miners in the central bitum
inous fields would strike or merely
suspend operations April 1 depended
largely on aeiinerations today or a
tub-committee composed of miners
and operators. The sub-committee
may continue sessions several days
in an effort to reach an agreement.
oitlook is SLKIOIS.
With the anthracite wage dispute
unsettled and with only a month's
supply of bituminous, miners on both
sides say a prolonged shutdown
would involve serious consequences
to industry. The fact that only nine
days remain before expiration of the
present agreement makes it Impos
sible to avoid at least a temporary
EKENGREN NOW SWEDISH
Stockholm. March 22. W. A. F. Ek
engren, charge de affairs at the Swed
ish legislation at Washington, has been
promoted to the rank of minister at
I LONDON YELLOW EDITORS
SENTENCED TO PRISON
London, March 22. Three editors
of a communist paper, the Syndical
ist, who were arrested for inflamma
tory publications, were sentenced to
day to terms ranging from six to nine
months' imprisonment at hard labor.
84 BODIES TAKEN
FROM GOAL MINE
GEORGE GRAHAM tiiQf j
McCurtain, Okla., March 22. Twenty-nine
corpses were removed today
from the mine and efforts were renew
ed to locate seven others. When the
fate of these seven is ascertained the
entire 116 in the mine at the time of
the explosion will be accounted for.
Twenty-five were taken out alive and
the bodies of 84 recovered. Wednes
day's disaster left 65 widows and 250
Washington The house passed a
bill extending the parole law to "life"
prisoners in federal penitentiaries aft
er 15 years of penal servitude.
New Haven. Conn. Of a total of 22,
106 stockholders of the INew York,
New Haven & Hartford railroad, 13,
291 are women, trusts and guardians.
Phoenix, Ariz. A resolution for the
submission to the people at the next
general election of a constitutional
amendment providing for the recall of
the judiciary passed its first reading
in both houses of the legislature. An
other resolution indorsing the income
tax also passed its first reading.
London Mrs. George D. Widener of
Philadelphia has presented the London
museum with 30 silver plates former
ly the property of Nell Gwynn.
Puerto Cortez, Honduras The long
I drought along the north coast of Hon
duras has burned the banana crop al
most to a crisp. Planters are disheart
Berlin The German emperor re
ceived Johannes Kaempf, the speaker
and Heinrich Dove and Dr. Hermann.
Sigismund Paasche, the deputy speak
ers of the reichstag. In audience
Rome The pope received Thursday
in private audience Major Archibald
W. Butt, personal aid to President
Jai Ma"JflBUtl" pi-WBUlWfiiSar'We"
pontiff an autdgraph letter from Presi
St. Petersburg The Russian minis
ter of agriculture is to leave for Tur
kestan on March 28 in connection with
the plans of the government to in
crease the cotton crop there, In order
to replace the American product.
London That the home rule bill
has not yet been finally drafted is evi
dent from the fact that the Irish lead
ers were called into consultation with
the cabinet committee concerning the
details of the measure. The meeting
was secretly held.
Triest, Austria The Tegetthoff,
Austria's second dreadnought, the keel
of which was laid down in April, 1910,
was launched here Thursday in the
presence of Archduke Francis Ferdi
nand, heir to the throne, and other
members of the imperial family.
St. Petersburg Commander Henry
Hough, naval attache of the United
States embassy, will represent the
United States at the international con
ference for improvement of the lawB
Oporto Five men were killed and
nine wounded by the bomb explosions
in the suburb of Niragaia. Among the
dead was a barber, leader of the party
organized "for the defense of the re
Tripoli Two dirigible balloons mak
a reconnaissance over the Zanzour
oasis were received with a brisk fusil
lade. They dropped 22 bombs into the
Arab camp, however, apparently with
Vernon, B. C Provisional Consta
ble Ashton of Belivue was shot -and
"wimiij wuuimcn uy i " w mini ut u a 1 j
robbed a store. He was guarding them
in a steamer stateroom when he was
overpowered and slain. The slayers
Ottawa, Ont. From the sale of the
United States fishing schooner Edrie
at Vancouver the Canadian exchequer
was enriched by $13,000. The vessel
was seized and confiscated Ia.t sum
mer for fishing within the three-mile
Labor Leader Pleads for Pas
sage of Industrial Commis
Washington, March 22. Republican
members of the ways and means com
mittee today introduced a minority 'bill
revising the woolen schedule of the
present tariff law. The bill would re
duce duties on wool and manufactures
of wool about 40 per cent.
MOVE FOR INDUSTRIAL PEACES.
John Mitchell, Commissioner of La
bor McNeill and others urged passage
of the Hughes-Borah Industrial com
mission bill before the house commit
tee on labor today. "It is the next step
necessary in obtaining just industrial
peace," said MitchelL
FIGHTING WHEAT RATE.
An effort was begun today by the
Chicago board of trade before the In
terstate commerce commission to com
pel the Chicago & Alton and other rail
ways operating west and northwest to
reduce rates on wheat destined to Chi
cago from Minneapolis or points be
yond. The demand 1b that wheat takes
no higher rate than flour.
RICHESON'S FRIENDS HOPE
TO SAVE HIM FROM CHAIR
Boston, Mass., March 22. Efforts
to save Clarence V. T. Rlcheson, the
confessed murderer of Avis Llnnell,
yesterfk when his counsel, William
A. Morse,' conferred with Governor
Fobs. The date set for the execution
is May 19. Mr. Morse said no peti
tion' for commutation would be sent
to the governor for two weeks at least.
Richeson's friends hope to obtain a
life sentence for him.
DR. FREER, A CHICAG0AN
MAY GET WILEY'S BERTH
Washington, March 22. Dr. Paul
Freer, bead of the RJnlted States bu
reau of science at Manila, is being ser
iously considered for appointment to
succeed Dr. H. W. Wiley. Freer Is a
native of Chicago.
The president probably will not ap
point a successor to Dr. Wiley for
several weeks. Two names suggested
today were those of Dr. H. E. Ber
nard, food commissioner of Indiana,
and Dr. Freer of Manila.
Wisconsin Cow Sells for $1,200.
Oeonomowoc, Wis., March 22. A
record price of $1,200 for Wisconsin
cows was paid by Charles D. Ettin
ger of Tinley Park, 111., to M. H. Tlch
ener today for Thelroa Glenwood, a na
tional dairy show champion, at the sec
ond sale of the West Mooreland Guern
sey farm. The cow has a record of
750 pounds of butter for one year.
Trolley Car In Canal.
Peru, Ind., March 22. Eleven per
sons were injured, none seriously.
when a car on a traction line, traveling
35 miles an hour, struck a pile of cin
ders and plunged into a canal near
Brussels Princess Clementine, wife
of Prince Victor Napoleou, gave birth
to a daughter. For years she and the
prince were in love, but her father,
I-eopoId, deceased King of Belgium,
kept them apart They were married
Nov. 14, 1910.
George Graham Rice, who pleaded
guilty to using the malls Illegally la
order to cave bla colleague in the
New York firm of B. H. Scheftels A
Co.. has entered upon hia Jail sen
tecc of one year. Scheftels a lac
pleaded gu y and was given a sus
pended sentence when Rice entered
with selling mining stocks ct doubt- i1 ot the classes she was barred
Jul value. - ' lrom.
Miss Mercy Collapses.
Chicago, March 22. Miss Esther
Mercy, a former Chicago university
student, mho is suing Miss Talbot,
dean of women at the university for
$100,000 damages, collapsed on the
witness stand this afternoon while
MINER BITES OFF TOE OF
CHILD; SAVED FROM MOB
Meadcwlands, Pa., March 22. Paul
Siniskt, a miner, was rescued from the
hands of indignant neighbors by of
ficers today. It Is alleged Sinlskl at
tacked bis wife and caught up hia in
fant child and bit off one of its toes.
Sinlskl. who narrowly escaped lynch
ing, was taken to jaiL
Lincoln College Asks $20,000.
Lincoln, Marcn 22. The board of
managers of Lincoln college has start
ed a campaign to raise a fund of $20,-
000 to supplement the Insurance mon
ey for the loss on building and equip
ment. The alumni association will
raise $10,000 more. Rev. G. C. Keown,
a retired Presbyterian minister of Gal
veston, Texas, has donated $10,000.
IN N. Y. CONFERENCE
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George F. Baer, president of the
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad,
heads the -coal operators in the New
York conferencea with the anthra
cite miners which threatens to result
In a strike.