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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 145.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1912. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FLOOD CAUSE I
OF LIFE LOSS
Nini Thousand Art Home
less in Towns on the
GOVERNMENT IS AIDING
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Fair tonight and Thursday, slight
ly warmer tonight with the lowest
temperature above the freezing point.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 32. High
est yesterday 49, lowest last night 31.
Velocity of wind at 7a, m. 1 mile
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 61,
at 7 a. m. 88.
Stage of water 10.5, a fall of .3
In last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 627. rises 538. Evening
stars: Mercury, Mars. Saturn. Mom
ins stars: Venus, Jupiter.
strengthening the levees today.
President Taft Orders the Waris,eamboat " "turning from the
Department to Rush Tents
to New Madrid, Mo.
IN MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOOD
Hickman, Ky., Memphis,
Tenn.; New Madrid, Mo.; Co
lumbus, Ky. Total lives lost,
Total damage to date, esti
mated at a million dollars.
Number driven from home,
eight to nine thousand.
Volume of water, six to ten
Admissions Follow Strange
Crime Near Los An
BODY IS CARRIED HOME
FLIRT IS CHARGE
Dean Talbot's Attorney Seeks
to Have Case Dismissed by
INSULT TO THE UNIVERSITY
Young Woman Suing for Slander Has
Accomplished Purpose, It Is
Youth Takes $5.85 From Pock
ets of Parent After Shoot
ing Him Down.
Missouri side with refugees and live
stock. River men reported water two
to three feet deep in farming sections
that never before were touched by the
TEJTTS FOR SEW MADRID.
Washington, April 3. The president
has directed the war department to
send 300 tents to New Madrid, Mo.
Maldln, Mo.. April 3. The Cotton
Belt railroad abandoned trsin service i
Into New Madrid, as every street is
covered with water and boats are the
only mode of ' conveyance. Several
small houses were swept away. Prac
tically the eastern and southern part
of New Madrid county are covered
with several feet of water. Portage
vllle, on the main line of the Frisco
road, also practically Is submerged, and
feet above danger line between' many are moving their families and
belongings to higher land.
OHIO HITS CIXCIXMATI.
Cincinnati, April 3. Owing to the
Los Angels, Cal., April 3. Frank and
Roy Yanes, brothers, aged 15 and 13,
respectively, are In jail here today
charged with the murder of their fath
er, George Yanes, a rancher, near
Chicago, April 3. When the Mercy
Blander suit was resumed today James
Van Glidden and M. L. Logan, real es
tate dealers, testified the reputation of
Reynolds, fiance of Miss Mercy, was
good. Mrs. Marie Spagat testified
Miss Mercy's reputation for truthful
ness was good. - Attorney Jennings
then announced Miss Mercy's case
closed. The Jury was excused while
the court heard arguments of counsel
on filing pleadings in behalf of Miss
DEKEX!E RENEWS MOTIOX.
The defense renewed Its motion to
TO STAY IDLE
England Workars Decide
Against Resumption of
Places in Pits.
Mayor Seidel Defeated by
Heavy Majority by Bading,
RULE AROUSES CITIZENS
WAITON MINIMUM WAGE
Some Are Back in Shafts, but
Numbers of Returning Are
. Comparatively Small.
London, April 3. Miners In the
northern counties of England and a
portion of those in Scotland followed
the fighting lead of the miners of Lan
cashire and declared against resum-
Cairo and Arkansas City.
Crest of the flood possibly
Vill be reached in the district j flood warnings were issued today by
affected between April 4 and 8. the weather forecaster, and merchants
in the lower part of the city started
moving their goods from cellars. Trib
town8 j utarifs are pouring volumes of water
into me unin as a. result or neavv
Rl MNt l IMPAIRED.
With four MUsinsipijl river
seriously affected by invading waters
caused by the greatest rise in the rec
of the river's history, the flood situa
tion today assumed more serious as
pects in widespread distress, heavy fi
nancial loss and impairment of busi
Two thousand, driven from the fac-
....... JL.I.Int f ll,.1rmun tt'w urn hd.
. t a . , of ,he Munldpal voters'
Ing cared for by townspeaple at great I , . , .
Tl !.. '"Sut
opposite Hickman yesterday at Do- j
opposite Hickman yesterday at Do-
HARRISON REGIME SAYS
ELECTION IS A VICTORY
Chicago, April 3. Thirty-two out
of 3 6 aldermen elected yesterday In
'Chicago were candidates who carried
THE KERNEL IN A NUTSHELL
New Regime Will Have Control of
Council, Present Executive Hav
ing but 11 Votes.
A MARGIN ON
But Five Delegates to
community were rescued, many froju
tops ofThrlr" "homes, arrfl .THlM a I rjf
Only two of the old guard,
John Coughlln in the First ward and
Charles Martin in the Fifth, slipped
i back into the council. One cartjiidate
i Tarn a R Rnvtsr Jlf th VtnjhtAAntK
Hickman, whe re they are being carodi e,ected wIthout orp08itlon. Jonn
,or- . H. Bauler in the Twenty-second was
food Mrri.iK. nwiMJi.K. it lndorse(1 by the , but w
lllCKIIlHU B I'JOU uyill'-o air uitiu- -r-A
Trains bearing tents ana provis
ions cannot reach the town because cf
FourtfH-n to twenty blocks are cover
ed by the flood In he northern section
of Memphis. Seven to twelve hundred ;
were driven from their homes. The
water continues to rise in Bayou Ga-1
yoso. The levee protecting the Mem-j
phis gas plaTit gave way last night.
Memphis Is without gas.
FI.KK I'HOX LOW 1. 4 IK.
In the vicinity of Ylcksburg. Miss.,
the water is rising. Farmers are leav
ing their lowland homes, taking their
goods and live stock after the example
set ;by thousands of persons In Mis
souri, Kentucky, Tennessee acd Ar
kansas. KEOKI'K RRlOVn Fl.OOn TtftE.
Keokuk, lows, April 3 The Missis
sippi passed the flood stage here to
day by 2 feet ; inches, the gauge show
ing il6 feet 2 inches. The top of the
power cofferdam Is only three feet
above water. Service on the Burling
ton to the south has been discontinued.
Cairo. III., April 3. Cairo and the
drainage district are safe and dry to
day. The river guages 53.7 feet, 1.4
feet above all former records. While
mors water is reported above the city,
the weather bureau here predicted un
less heavy rains fall on the watershed,
the Ohio river stage here will not be
ibove 64. More men were put to work
On a purely political basis
the returns show 25 democrats and
1 1 republicans were elected. The
new- council on a partisan political
division will stand 45 democrats and
24 republicans, after Alderman
Nance, elected yesterday In the new
Sixth, shall have resigned his hold
over seat from the old Seventh ward.
The old council, on a partisan split
up stood 41 democrats to 29 republi
cans, a democratic lead, by yester
day's election, goes to 21. Mayor
Harrison's friends claim the result
to be a victory for the administration.
I V I . iTVAVVf ln.i. thn .
RISQUE DANCES BARRED
AT CO-EDS' CLUBHOUSE
Madison. "Wis., April 3. Risque
dances have been barred from Lathrop
hall, the palatial new clubhouse for
Wisconsin co-eds. When the "Boston
dip'' was led through its wavy evolu
tions at a recent "mixer" by several
couples an official chaperon brought it
to a sudden halt, according to eye
witnesses. Now the young people
seek uptown halls, away from univer
sity supervision, in which to gratify
their taste for the newest in terpsi
chorean art. At gome of these student
dances fully half the participants were
devoted to the "dip." These styles
were first tried and placed under the
ban here at the 1912 junior prom.
AT NINETY -TWO SHE
STILL WRITES HYMNS.
Compton. The boys have admitted
their guilt Frank said they plotted the
slaying of their father. They conceal
ed themselves last night on a roadside.
As their father approached, Frank fired
a shot from revolver. As their fath
er fell, the boys took $5.85 in money
from his pockets, loaded the body on a
mud-sled, end, hauling it home, told
their mother some enemy killed him.
MADE TO ATTEND SCHOOL..
In narrating the crime, the boys
showed a queer mental condition. Both
admitted thoir father always had been
kind to them, and they had no reason
to kill him .except he compelled them
to go to school, and "they were tired
of being bossed."
BRIDE Ml'RDERED BY ADMIRER.
Chicago, April 3. Mrs. Emily Shaw,
married a week ago, was murdered to
day at her home ny narence tarr, a
boarder, who attempted suicide. Ac-
NICHOLS IS ACCOUNTED
FOR ON DATE OF MURDER
Pensacola, Fla., April 3. Sailor cording to the police, Carr, who has a
Nichols, who told the police of wife and two children, was infatuated
have the case taJken from the jury.
Speaking on the motion. Attorney
Walker said: "A gross insulting at
tack has been made on the greatest
university In the world. The plaintiff
continually flirted with the jury during
the trial and made a spectacle of this
court. She has had scandal enough.
She has accomplished her purpose.
The court should take the case from
Portsmouth, N. H., be killed Dr. Hel
en Knaoe in Indianapolis last Oc
tober, was on board the cruiser
Dixie the day of the murder. This
information, which brands Nichols'
confession as untrue, comes from the
commander of the Dixie.
LEWIS, FORMER HEAD OF
MINERS, SEEKS CONGRESS
Bridgeport, Ohio, April 3. An
nouncement was made today of the
candidacy of Thomas L. Lewis, for
mer president of the United Mine
Workers, for the republican nomina
tion for congress in the Sixteenth
unio district. Tbere are 17,000 un
ion miners in the district.
Sew. Pannv C"bv.
Mra. Faoay Croby. the blind byma
wriiar. bu )uai cetbraid bar olot
l y-Moood blrUulay t bar hwt ta
bridsaporC Coon. dba bas wmtaa
mora thu aavao thousand bymoa,
moos utcm fa la ibe Anna ot
Jeapa." "Jaaua Kaeo Ma Near tba
Croaa" mod "Jeaub tba Water of Ufa
Will Olva." Mr. Creabv baa barn
bllod amca aba waa alz rear otd. fcba
la attll ao)oyin: rooo ocaitb, aod
anaoda moat of bar tln. bca not
dtruntij bsxamm. Im.
Shoots Two and Ends Life.
Baltimore, April 3. After shooting
his wife and landlady In a boarding
house today Wilbur Green, aged 28,
killed himself. Both women probably
will die. Green was abusing his wife
and Mrs. M. Albrecbt entered their
rooms and asked him to desist. His
reply wag revolver shots.
Will Grow Turkish Tobacco.
Dinuba, CaL. April 3. Between 300
and 400 acres In the Alta district will
be planted to Turkish U-acco this
Shaw. Carr's condition is
NEW SENATOR FROM
ARIZONA TAKES SEAT
FATE OF 130 MEN
Perth, Australia, April 3. Wreck
age picked up appears to seal the
fate of 50 passengers and 80 men of
the crew of the British steamer
Koombana, which has been missing
since the disastrous typhoon that
prevailed last week. During the ty
phoon several pearl fishing boats
were wrecked and over forty pearl
fishers lost their lives.
tion of work until a minimum
wage is definitely fixed. This will give
a majority of the miners in the United
Kingdom in favor of continuing the
strike. Many miners are working in
the pits and are increasing daily, but
.. Secretary Stanley, of the miners'
Kleration and six members of the
commons practically announced the
end of the coal strike this afternoon.
ENCilNF.Ens FAVOR STRIKE.
New York, April 3. Officials of the
locomotive engineers announced today
that balloting by engineers on 50 east
ern railroads to determine whether
the engineers will strike if necessary
to support demands for increased
wages is proceeding rapidly and the
ballots received so far indicate the
men are in favor of a strike.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 3. Mil
waukee ' has repudiated socialism,
Mayor Seidel, after two years con
trol, has been voted out of office by
a majority of 16,000. Practically all
the aldermen and other candidates on
the fusion ticket, headed by Dr. G.
A. Bading, republican, and J. P. Car
ney and L. M. Kotecki, democrats,
have been elected by a majority nev
er approached in the history. of Mil
The city turned out to Tote as it
never did before. Two years ago,
when Seidel was elected, 60,000
votes were cast. Yesterday 80,000
were cast. The new city officers are:
Mayor Dr. G. A. Bading, repub
lican. Treasurer J. P. Carney, democrat
Controller L. M. Kotecki, demo
crat. SOCIALISTS HOLD 11 ALDERMEX. "
A summary of the city council un
der the new regime indicates that
with four holdover aldermen, the so
cialists will have only 11 of the 37
J. P. Carney, nonpartisan candi
date for city treasurer, against
whom the socialists waged their hot
test fight, ran ahead of his ticket
Six aldermen-at-large, elected for
the full term of four years, two se
lected to fill vacancies and the alder
men from the wards, one from each
of the 25 wards, give a good working
majority to the fused republicans and
Under the fusion plan, the victor
ious ticket is under the democratic
designation, but there is an even dl
vision of the candidates between the
old parties. Under the fusion plan,
however, all candidates are pledged
to abstain from party activities
w hile serving the city.
The socialists declare that they are!
not through in Milwaukee, hat that
defeat, was onlfc jlhg J ogical ef
fort of capitalism to forget the na
tional parties and combine to meet
the advance of the people. The so
cialists declare they will continue to
fight until they carry the city even
in the face of the enactment of the
majority election law, which will
probably be the next development in
SOCIALISTS HAD HARD BATTLE.
Two years ago a bad city adminis
tration and an old line two party con
flict gave the socialists their chance
to secure control of Milwaukee, and,
backed up by a large non-socialist
vote of protest, they elected Seidel
The administration by the social
ists made one of Its most important
contributions to community wellbe
1nK in the creation of a bureau of
economy and efficiency, conducting
under municipal auspices work of a
kind which has elsewhere been under-'
taken by private organizations. I
Through a dozen or more meas-j
ures the socialists sought to extend
the functions of the municipality. .Lit
tle progress was made in this direc
tion, however, owing to limitations
involved in the charter of the city
and the statutes of the state.
The department of public works
was reorganized, one man being plac
ed in charge In the place of three.
Efforts to secure a recognized expert
for this post were persistently made
but none was to be had at the avail
able salary. The temporary ap
pointee, a socialist, has, in the opin
ion of many impartial men, done bet
ter than was to be expected.
LA FOLLETTE A WINNER
Favorite Son Piles Up Two to
One for Taft in Presiden-
tial Primaris. .
BALLOON MISSING THREE
DAYS, RETURNS TO EARTH
Dresden, April 3. Great anxiety
was caused here by the disappearance
three days ago of the large spherical
balloon "Count Zepplin," which made
an ascent March 31, carrying three
Danish officers. The balloon, however,
descended this morning after being
driven first to the Xorth sea and then
to the Baltic at Stralsund. Pomeranla.
The "Count Zepplin," which will take
part in the international race, has a
gas capacity of 77,700 cubic feet.
anator M. A. Smith.
United Stat:s Senator Marcus A.
Smith, of Arizona, former delegate
who has bean elected to . 3preaeat
his atata In the United States Sen
ate. Ha took his seat officially oa
DEATHS IN A DAY
Milwaukee, "Wis., April 3. Charles
S. Havenor, owner of the Milwaukee
American association baseball club and
well known in baseball circles, is dead.
Kills Stepfather as Revenge. "
Pittsburgh, April 3. James Ma-
gill, aged 19, last night shot and kill
ed his stepfather, Gottlieb Haas, aged
59, and surrendered to the police,
saying he killed bis stepfather to
avenge cruelties practiced' upon his
PAPAL DELEGATE TO
SUCCEED FALCON IO.
Msor. John Bonzano.
WsgT. John - Bonzano has been
named by the pope as apostolic del
egate to the United States, succeed
ing Cardinal Falconlo.. This photo
craob. ha lust arrived from Bom
Milwaukee,' April 3. Al
though returns of the presiden
tial primary received this after
noon show Clark to be close to
Wilson on the democratic tick
et, leading newspapers in var
ious sections of the state agreed
the final results will be as fol
lows : La Follette has taken ev
ery district from Taft by a vote
of two to one. Taft, however,
surprised the La Follette mana
gers by the support given him
in nearly all districts.
On the democratic ticket Wil
son is given top place. The sec
ond district went for Clark.
Portions of other districts gave
him a heavy vote. At least five
delegates to Baltimore are con
ceded to Clark.
Milwaukee, Wis, April 3. Wiscon
sin has declared overwhelmingly for
La Follette. E. L. Phillpp. state mana
ger for the Taft campaign, declared
after receiving scattering returns, that
the president would be fortunate if he
mill "fla 'Uifee'of the delegation of 26.
"We have made a better showing than
four years ago, in spite of the advance
of the La Follette movement in other
states," Mr. Phillpp declared, "so we
feel as if we had demonstrated that
Wisconsin, at least, has not become
stronger for La Follette than before.
That Is the most we could hope." The
Wilson delegates appear to have car
ried the state about as strongly as the
La Follette republicans, and indica
tions are Wilson will have at least 20
Chicago, April 3. Twelve cities will
be visited by Roosevelt In his cam
paign tour of minois.was the announce
ment at Roosevelt headquarters today.
Speeches are scheduled at Rockford,
Freeport, Dixon, Ia Salle, Pontlac,
Bloomington and Springfield, Saturday;
Clinton, Decatur. Montlcello, Cham
paign and Danville, Monday. Roose
velt will spend Sunday at Springfield.
New York, April 3. The Roosevelt
committee received the following tele
gram from Truman H. Newberry of
Detroit: "Caucuses held here show
Roosevelt wins. This positively as
sures us control of the state convention
LA FOLLETTE rETITIOW I.
Springfield, 111., April 3. The peti
tion of La Follette for the presidential
primary was filed today.
Washington, April 3. Senator La
Follette will leave Washington th(s af
ternoon on a tour of Nebraska and
Oregon. The presidential preferential
primaries in both states occur April 19.
ARE $175 AT CHICAGO
Chicago, April 3. Potatoes today
are selling wholesale here at $1.75 per
bushel, the highest price recorded In
recent years. A year ago they sold
at 50 cents a bushel.
St. Louis, April 2. Potatoes, higher I
than for several years, are selling
wholesale at $1.50. Onions, cabbage
and rutabagas are proportionately
high. The reason given is the crop
last year was poor in all parts of the
Killed in Gasoline Explosion.
Meade, Kan., April 3. J. R. Mil
ler and wife, who recently came from
Atkinson, 111., were killed today by
the explosion of a gasoline tank.
ARRIVES ON THE JOB
Hawaii Governor Under Fire.
Washington, April 3. Secretary
Fisher of the department of the inter
ior will go to Honolulu soon to Inves
tigate charges preferred against Wal
ter F. Frear, governor of Hawaii, by
Delegate Kalanianaole. The charges
were that Frear's sympathies were
with the sugar trust and other special
Steamer Is Stuck in Ice.
Sandusky, Ohio, April 3. The steam
er Oicott, with SO passengers and a
quantity of freight on board, is stuck
In the ice off Marblehead Light. It
is thought the boat will make its way
clear of the ice.
"it" - - V J
Loot Wisconsin Postoffice.
Janesvllle, Wis., April 3. Safe
bloers robbed the Albany, Green
county postoffice, early yesterday, ob
taining $20 and some stamps. They
escaped on a handcar.
Rlcardo Arias, recently appointed
minister to the United States from
the slater republic on tot aoutn
where Uncle Sam Is diKgHnir the big
ditch, has Juxt arrived at Wash