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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGTJ
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. XO. 168.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Company Doing Business
to Injury of Farmtr and
T.R. LEADS IN
HELD 12 HOORS?
Church Bells Toll as the
MUSIC HATH CHARMS
Charge Is Made Before Sena
torial Committee Investi
RECEIVER IS SOUGHT
Eight Individuals Cited as Re
sponsible McCormick in
Bt. Paul, April 80. Suit against the
International Harvester company
charging It 'with 'being a monopoly In
restraint of trade and asking that it be
dissolved, was Od by the government
In the- "United States district court
The petition in equity, naming seven
corporations and 33 individuals as bo
lag the responsible heads of the cor
poration, sets forth charges that the
defendant controls a majority of the
trade In harvesting machinery In the
United States, "to grave Injury to'
the farmer and general public.'' I
RKCEIVER 1 ASKED. I
It asks that a receiver be appointed
to take charge of the corporation bus
iness, if the court sees fit. The petl- j
tion was filed by Assistant District At-;
tnrney Dickey. Another petition filed
bmUs that Judge Wlllard lsue sub
poenas, returnable May C, for all de
fendants not residing In this district.
That date the corporation and indi
viduals are to enter their appearance.
The dt iendants. Dickey announced,
would have until June 3 to enter their
r.Wdlnrs. Dicker also uratori that lhA
trials probably would be set for the
October term of court.
mill be EiPEniTF.n.
Washington, April 30. Prosecu -
lion of the anti-trust suit against the
International Harvester company, it
ib declared at the department of Jus
tire, will be expedited as' much as
possible. Because of the Importance
of the issue. Attorney General Wick-
ersl.nm will file a certificate of expe-' 1 " were ru accora.ng w re
dltion. The rffwt .f this will be to po"8 rert'lved here- -N' mention was
rr.nw.vo th ,.uU f , .1 1 . .. ' made of the crew. The entrance to
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court of Minnesota to the I'nited
Rates circuit court of appeals for the
TO M fllKME f OI'HT.
This eliminates the district court
end to that extent hastens the issue
on to the tuprcme court of the
I'nited Ft at eg, where, it is generally
conceded, the case will finnily be de
termined. The earliest possible date
on which the case can come to an ls
rue Is about Aug. 6. Unusual inter
est attaches to the case because it
found its w into the presidential
IHKKKKKNT. HAYS MrCORMICK.
Chicago, April 30. In j-egard to the
suit filed today At St Paul by the gov
ernment uKulnst the International Har
vester company, Cyrus H. McCormick,
jTestdent of the harvester company,
"The International Harvester case
differs radically in its facts from all
the so-called trust cafies h retofore
decided under the Shernian law. The
International Harvester company was
organized in Vji2 fur the purpose of se
curing economy in the manufacture
aud Bale of harvesting machinery, and
of Increasing the foreign trade. It
l ad no water in its capitalization, and
it has earned only a reasonable return
on its caplal. less than seven per cent
j-er annum on the average.
I'HIIE I NCII4NGED.
"The rrlccs of lis machines are now
substantially the dame as in livj, not
withstanding an Increase of 15 per
rent in raw material prices and 30 per
cent In wages. The compay has
caused a large saving to American
farmer in the cost of agricultural
Implements. It has Increased the for
eign trade la agricultural implements
fourfold In nine cars; its foreign sales
in 1P11 were over $42.0uO.OOO. It has
l.ot sold cheaper abroad than at home.
Itg treatment of its customers, lu em
ployes, its agents and lis competitor
Las been in ascord with the highest
tandard of ethics and honorable busi
"The charges of misconduct found
in the bill have been met and disprov
ed by the company In other cases; and
they will fail aain, because they are
untrue. The supreme court of Mis
souri, in a suit in which these charges
were fully gone into, said:- 'On the
whole, the evidence shows that the In
ternational Harvester company has
cot used its power to oppress or injure
the farmers who are its customers.
The price of harvesting
machines hag not increased in propor
tion to the increased cost of construc
tion or the increased merit of the ma
chines, and respondent has brought
other farm implements into trade.'
"The organizers of this company
acu-d under the advice of able coan-
sel. and In the sincere belief that they !
were violating to law. If under later,
Joslah Grant of Wironin. la
cows and Induce them to give more
BOAT HITS MINE;
140 LOSE LIVES
Smyrna, April 30. The eteamer
Texa"' bekESinS to the Archipelago
American Steamship company, struck '
!a mine at the entrance of the Gulf of
Smyrna aud sank. One hundred forty
persons were drowned. The Texas
' was engaged in carrying mails from
I Constantinople, April 30. Ninety
; passengers 0f the 1D6 aboard the
the gulf was extensively mined by '
Turkey to protect the port against
attack by the Italian fleet.
decisions it should be held that the ' . .
law was violated, it could only beiDR. PEARSONS DIES POOR"
through the creation of a power to
oppress, which has never been exer
cised. NO SVGGESTION MADE.
"More than six years ago, the com
pany asked for its Investigation by the
United States government, ind open
ed all its books and records for in
spection, and furnished all information
requested. No suggestion of any
change 1n its business methods has
been made to it by the government at
any time. Recently, a full and frank
discussinn of the whole situation has
been had between the representatives
of the government and the company, in
an honest desire on both sides to
avoid litigation. Some plan may
yet be found which will obviate the
necessity of any protracted litigation
by satisfying the claims under the
Sherman act without seriously impair
ing the economic advantages and ben
efits secured by the organization of
this company. No form of reorganiza
tion, however, was suggested by the
government that seemed practically
NO INTERFERENCE FEARED.
"The government has been careful
to avoid embarrassment to the foreign
business from the litigation; the bill
makes (no attack on, and seeks no
change in, the export business of the
company. The filing of the bill will in
no way Interfere with the company's
carrying on its business the same as
STOCKS AFFECT ED.
New York, April 30. In Wall j
street today international Harvester
was unaffected by the filing of the
government's suit, rising over three
IN RAILROAD DISPUTE'
New York. April 30. Federal medi -
ators and representatives of the engi-
neers of 50 eastern roads, who are ask-'
icg an increase in wages, today dis-!
cursed the arbitration proposition sub- j
nutted by the railroads. Chief Stone, i
of the locomotive engineers, remark-!
ed: "I believe It will have to come j
Steel Dividend Declared.
New York. April 30. The direc-' today 8ve 10 tbe national good
tors of the United States Steel cor-'roal8 movement by passing a provis
poration declared the regular divi-ion i" t postofflce appropriation bill
dend of 1 1-4 on common stock and!whIch STaats a subsidy to all highways
j 1 3-4 on preferred.
. Venezuela Cabinet Quits.
Caracas. April o0. The Venezu -
elan cabinet resigned today. The rea -
son for the 6tep is not indicated.
SO KG J V"',,t'
endeavoring to persuade English fanners that soft music will sooth
milk. March tones make them too lively to handle, he says.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock (aland. Davenport, Molina,
Unsettled and warmer weather
with nrobahlv ehnvori tonieht or'T?aHol f Vi o ,1 rma A A TJT A n
Temperature at 7 a. m. 4 2. Highest
yesterday 58. lowest last night 40.
Velocity of wind at
7 a. m. 10
miles per hour.
i Relative humidity at 7
!at 7 aTm. 70". "
Stage of water 7.4, a
p. m. 56,
fall of .2
in last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:Ki. rises 4:58. Evening
stars: Mars. Saturn. Morning stars:
Venus, Jupiter, Mercury-
NO WILL IS DISCOVERED
Chicago, April 30. Hardly enough of
the millions once owned by Dr. D. K.
Pearsons, the Hinsdale philanthropist,
was left to meet the expenses of the
last illness and of his funeral, which
will be held today.
That was the statement made by
members of his family last night after
a careful search of the effects of the
philanthropist failed to reveal any
thing of value. It is now believed that
he left no will, as he had nothing to
dispose of, but should a will be found
the relatives have no idea of contest
Harry P. Pearsons last night issued
a statement in which he said:
"There have been so many differ
ent queries whether or not the late Dr.
D. K. Pearsons left anything of value
to be distributed that his family wish
to say that so far it appears there will
be hardly sufficient left to cover the
expenses of hfs last sickness and bur
ial. "We are now of the opinion that he
has been able to do what no other man
has ever done so far as known, that is,
to accumulate several million dollars
by his own exertions and give It away
in a manner that will do so much good
as ,he has and then go to his maker
with no more than he had when he
came into the world. The family fur
ther desire to say that no will has been
found, but if one should be found there
is no disposition to contest it."
TO STOCKHOLM CONTESTS
Washington, April 30. James E.
Sullivan of New York, secretary of
the Amateur Athletic union, has been
nr.issioner for the United States to
jthe Olympic games
j Stockholm, Sweden.
to be held in
GOOD ROADS AID
vvasnington, Apni so. ihe house
: ued Ior rural free delivery mall ser-
j vice. These roads will be divided into
three classes, with subsidies of $25,
! $: acd $15 a mile. The estimated
j cost the first year will be $16,000,000
'to $1S,OOC,000. (
IS NOW IN EFFECT
uauibai wuaugca uc iiauu iu
INSURANCE RATE HIGHER
Many of the Company Managers Hold
Further Increases Are Nec
essary. After today Illinois will be under
a workmen's compensation law. In
this the state is in line with the
mere progressive commonwealths of
the country. It is conceded gener
ally that the Illinois law is one of
the sanest and most equitable that
has been proposed. As a rule em
ployers are complying with its re
quirements, although a constitutional
test will be arranged to determine
sonie of the fundamental propositions
After today there will be imposed
cn all employers affected by the new
law the obligation to compensate in
juries received by employes in the
course of employment regardless of
fault on the part of the employe
in accordance with fixed amounts of
compensation, which include provi
sion for the payment of:
(a) Medical, surgical and hospital
services and medicines.
(b) Half wages for disabling in
juries after first week.
fc) Specified sums for permanent
disability and death.
(d) Special Indemnity for perma
nent disfigurement of hands or face.
FORMER DEFENSES NCLI.IFIED.
If employers refuse to accept the
plan of "fixed compensations for all
injuries" prescribed by the new law,
by filing notice with the state bureau
of labor statistics, the rights of em
ployes to collect damages by action
at law for injuries suffered on and
after May 1, will be greatly strength
ened and increased, because legal de
fenses hitherto enjoyed by employers
respecting assumption of risk by an
employe, or injury being caused by
the act of a fellow servant, are abol
ished as defenses by the new law; and
even contributory negligence of the
injured employe will no longer be a
defense and may be considered by a
jury only In assessing the amount of
INCREASES THE RATES.
The new law presents DerDlnlni
croblems to liability insuranr-o rm.!&re expressing their
panies, agents and brokers. The net
result is a material increase in rates
because of the great lncresee in the
liability assumed. The companies are
seeking to reduce the burden as much
as possible by a reduction in the com
mission and brokerage allowances.
which is made the easier by the great
increase in the volume of business
which will follow.
It is predicted generally that the
rates, though they may seem high in
comparison, eventually will be found
to be inadequate after a few years
cf actual experience and that further
Increases will be necessary. This
was the case In Great Britain, where
such legislation was first tried. It is
predicted that the growing tendency
toward liability in the treatment of
industrial accident, win m.k. th .
I tistics based on experience entirely
Vote is Double That Given
Taft in a Cape Cod
CLARK AHEAD WILSON
Closing Statements of Republi
can Presidential Aspirants
Ring With Bitterness.
Boston, April 30. The first presiden
tial primary in the Bay state was held
today under lowering clouds. The
weather was chilly.
West Tisbury, on Martha's Vine
yard, the first town to report today's
vote in the presidential primaries,
gave Taft 7, Roosevelt 6, La Fol
Orleans, a Cape Cod town, voted:
Roosevelt 55, Taft 26, La Follette 1,
Clark 7, Wilson 1.
TAFT LEAVES FOR GEORGIA.
Washington, April 30. The presi
dent returned this morning from his
campaign trip to Massachusetts. This
afternoon he leaves for Savannah, Ga.
He will also visit Augusta, Ga., to at
tend memorial services for his late
aide, Major Archibald Butt.
LAST WORDS OF CANDIDATES.
Boston, Mass., April 30. Last
statements last night by the two lead
ing republican candidates were:
Roosevelt at Pittsfleld: "I'm a bet-
I-.- . . .?rP,. . are't
fe""6 iu iu uemer .iassacuuseiis
goes for us or against us. but I
.t,-,,!. l ,-1 - . . ...
should like to see Massachusetts in
the lead. I've had a bully day. These
enthusiastic crowds are remarkable.
1 believe Massachusetts wil
luuiuiiuw uu me siae oi xne i
plain people of the
Taft in Boston: "I deeply appre
ciate the cordial welcome extended
to me by the people of Massachusetts
today. The interest they display is
an encouraging indication that they
will respond splendidly to the respon
sibility placed upon them to decide
the tremendous issues of this cam
Taft at Lowell: "I was
straw; but I have been a man of ir. , I" i, 1 llM
straw long enough. Every man who i LKa'wui tbin an hour,
has blood in his bodv and who ha3:S'mth B?e ver the boat after
been mlsrenrAfientH ' t w i the crash an discovered the hull
is forced to fight. I appeal to my
friends in Massachusetts, who, I think
believe In a square deal and I am
confident of a splendid victory."
OPINIOX OF TAFT CHAIRMAN.
fienera.1 Eitwr T? OiomHn
utlve chairman of the Taft league of
; n . vuc.1'1 uiim. HCV -
Massachusetts, issued this statement:
"Presldent Taft will carry Massa
chusetts both in preferential vote and!'? a ot Mrs- 1,ui8eTbin8 of
pledged delegates by a margin thatiW ,rk' t1, hWl,t Star
win astonish those who have failed
to realize his strength and that of
his cause. Our canvass has been
thorough, our reports are complete
and accurate. These show that the
state at large and each district in
the state will be for President Taft
and his renomination."
VIEW OF HOOSEVELTS MANAGER.
Matthew Hale, who has been man
aging the colonel's campaign in this
"The Roosevelt flgh; in this state,
like in all other states, has been a
fight of the plain people against the
bosses and the political machines of
the bosses. The Roosevelt force
fought to obtain this primary elec
tion against the desperate efforts to
thwart the will of the people.
"The machine leaders have long
since appreciated the hopelessness of
the Taft campaign. For the last 10
days they have been simply fighting
to retain their control of the state
and not for the president's nomina
tion. They have resorted to vitup
eration and misrepresentation, but
we feel that sort of a campaign has
done them more harm than good."
FLORIDA HOLDING PRIMARY.
Jacksonville, Fla., April
Democratic voters of Florida today
CnOlCe S3 be-
;wen " orow wnson and Oscar
'. 1 nderwood for the presidential nom -
ination. This is the first presidential
preference primary held in the state
TAFT DELEGATES NAMED.
delgate8 to th Chicago convention
! aring the renomination of Taft.
CONFESSES TO PADDING
CLAIMS AND RESIGNS
Pierre, S. D.. April 30. Deputy
State Auditor Murphy sent a message
from Hot Springs. S. D., to the state
auditor today, stating that County
Auditor Tiernan, of Fall River county
had confessed to padding wolf bounty
claims nd resigned. Two other men
alleged to be involved in the fraud
have been arrested
The fraud runs
ISMAY IS RECALLED AGAIN
Manager Indignantly Denies Any At
tempt to Reinsure Ship After
It Had Gone Down.
Washington, April 30. Investigation
into the Titanic disaster entered on
its final stages today. J. Bruce Ismay,
managing director of the International
Mercantile Marine, owners of the lost
liner, recalled to the stand, indignant
ly denied he or any representative of
the company had attempted to re
insure the Titanic between the time it
went down and the hour news of the
disaster became public. The charge
was made before the committee today
that a White Star official had positive
news of the disaster between the hours
of 7 and 8 the morning following the
accident, but he suppressed the news
until 12 hours late. The charge is
MESSAGE TO FRANKLIN T
E. J. Dunn, Importer of New. York,
the first witness, told of the receipt
by the Western Union of a wireless
message which was transmitted to
"Isle Frank" between 7:30 and S
Monday morning. The code address
Is that of Vice President Franklin of
the International Mercantile Marine.
The message, the witness said he was
Informed, told of the Titanic disas
ter, news of which was not made pub
lic until 12 hours later. Dunn said
s laier. uuun SHiai.-j . .
he could not reveal his informant s
name; that his informant's father
was employed by the Western Union,
and that if the matter came out and
It was known he gave it, the man's
father would lose his position.
IDENTITY IN DOIBT.
Dunn then temporarily was ex
cused. Chairman Smith asked Dunn
get into telephone communication
with the man who told him about the
mysterious message and get his per
mission to disclose his identity. Vice
President Franklin suggested that the
committee call upon the telegraph
. company for the message, and said
he wanted the committee to have
jeverv wireless message, cablegram or i
telegram bearing on the disaster.
"We want this matter sifted to the
bottom," Franklin said.
If I'LL RIPPED OPEX.
Before the hearing was resumed
Senator Burton announced he had
examined Fourth Officer Boxhall last
' night and learned from him that J.
!V. Andrews, builder of the Titanic.
Jwho was lost with the ship, told Cap-
it Hi 3-D. or ! . , c . ... , , , , ,
WOMAN SUES FOR DEATH.
Washington, April 30. Under pro
ceedings in the admiralty court here
today, J. Bruce Ismay. managing di
rector of the International Mercan-
I... . , . . .
1 ' i,larlne' summoned to appear
this afternoon before the commisr-
sioner to give testimony to be used
line. Mrs. Robins' husband. Georee
Robins, was lost In the Titanic dis
aster. Subpoenaes also were issued
by the admiralty court for surviving
officers of the Titanic.
The petition of Mrs. Robins, upon
which the order to take the testimony
of Ismay and the Titanic's officers was
issued, was necessary that full justice
might be done In the claim of Mrs.
Robins for the death of her husband,
who was valet to John Jacob Astor.
It is alleged, through a wrongful act
and negligence of the company, her
hubband was drowned.
MILWAUKEE CAR STRIKE
TURNS OUT TO BE FIZZLE
Milwaukee, Wis., April 30
strike of motormen and
against the Milwaukee Electric Rail
way and Light company last night
turned out to be pretty much of a
fizzle. The order to tie up the sys
tem was issued between 5 and 6
o'clock last eveninz. durlnz the busi
est part of the evening. While un
ton otiicers claim 300 out of 1,300
men deserted their cars, company of
ficials say only about 150 men struck.
As tbft enmnanv nan a rccc-v fn.iM.
- v - V.I V.
! n f 5rtn mon o i
' rhri-nihnnt tho .It V, .
fire wa3 Bhort ved Tramr cond
;tIon8 were sald t bfi .
j further trouble
There has been no ioting.
i FACTORY EMPLOYES IN
AM ATTnPIt HIM 7inMICTC ra "ensauonai evidence or tne
HOIV UN IUN lb I 6 ; treatment of convicts. He claimed
Zion City, III., April 30. Rioting, he wa3 driven to desperation by ill
whlch may result seriously, started 1 treatment.
here late yesterday afternoon when j Lincoln, Neb., April 30. The work
employes of an independent manu-jof selecting a Jury to try Charles
facturlng concern attacked a group ! Mor.'ey, a convict, for the murder of
of 200 Zion men and women at a 1 three prison officials March 1 4, begaa
prayer meeting. Both men and wo- today. Morley is the only survUoc
men were beaten with clubs and of the recent outbreak at Nebraska
blackjacks. The fight came as the penitentiary.
climax of a week of trouble between! Wytheville, Va., April 30. Floy!
employes Of the Indenendent ron- Allen V,for th. hp thu iir.,.it
kerns, which recently have begun op -
! erations here, and the church peo -
(pie, formerly followers of John Alex
' nder Dowie.
116 ARE BURIED AT SEA
Each Body Picked Up Has Life
belt Few Mourners Are
at the Pier.
Halifax. April 30. While the city's
church bells tolled and British flags
fluttered at half mast, the cable ship
Mackay-Bennett entered the Halifax
harbor this morning bearing Titanic
It was announced the total number
of bodies aboard was 190. It was found
necessary to oury no less than 116 at
sea. Among those brought to port
are the bodies of two women. Mem
bers of the crew said everybody picked
up had on a life-belt.
NO BI LLET YVOCNDS FOl'XD.
There were no bullet holes in any.
Many uncoffined dead lay on the for-
lunc vt i i ukjk. uiuie mall tfc Hall
dozen mourners at the pier, for they
dreaded the sight and preferred to
await identification at the morgue.
The first body removed was that of a
seaman. When the tarpaulins were
thrown more than fifty bodies were
NOT SI" RE OF YVIDENER.
Captain Robert", seeking Colonel
John Jacob Astor's body, reported af
ter a conference with Commander
I.arner of the Mackay-Bennett that
he was sure the identification was
proper. He added, however, that the
body identiefid as that of George B.
I Widener of Philadelphia was so mutll-
ated that Ijarner could not mw nnai.
i tlvulw wViah.w 4, ... -. .....
or his valet.
Roberts, after a second conference
with Larner, announced 2,500 In
cash was found on Astor's body. He
wore a belt with a xold buckle. The
body Identified as that of Widener w as
buried at sea. As fast as the bodies
were put on tho pier they were placed
In wagons and taken to the Curling
rink, where they were prepared for
RELICS DOT THE SEA.
Astor's body was brought ashore at
noon and taken to the morgue. The
captain said the total number of bod
ies recovered was 306. He said the
body thought to be that of Widener
was buried at sea. George Widener,
Jr., believed it was the body of Ed
ward Keating, Widener's valet.
Relics of the great Titanic dotted
the sea over an area of 30 miles. Cap
tain Lamer said doors, windows and
chairs were found floating, but to none
of them were bodies lashed. In sev
eral instances there were groups of
floating bodies numbering fifty or
more. A service was conducted here
at All Saints' cathedral in connection
with the burial at sea.
WISCONSIN REPEALS ITS
FISHING LICENSE LAWS
Madison, Wis.. April 30. The most
radical bill ever Introduced In the Wis
consin legislature for regulation of the
flshini? industry was Introduced at the
special session this afternoon. It com
pletely reverses a time-tried policy in
the state and inaugurates a system for
taking all rough fish by the state and
game warden directly or by contract.
A i TV t.Wl 1 .U- 1!
i-.-i m enure license
oBLeiii in vufcue in Wisconsin ior
over 20 years.
Mason Jaf Inventor Dead.
St. Louis, April 30. John Samuel
5, said to be the inventor of the
- !Mason jar is dea1
PRICE HELD FOR
Lincoln, Neb., April 30. Albert
Price, w ho stabbed aud killed Deputy
Warden Davis of the state peniten
itlary, today was found guilty of mur
der. In the trial Price brought for-
j court here today, will be tried for
the part he played in the HLUsville
- icourt house tragedy March 14.
1 case was selected for trial first.