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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. frO. 298.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1912. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
AS TO FUNDS
Son of Republican am
paign Committee Treas
MILLIONS TURNED OVER
But Holder of Money Consider
ed It Man's Right to Be Pro
tected in Giving.
Washington. Sept. SO. The senate
subcommittee's renewal of the inves- '
titration of presidential campaign con
tributions today markd the beginning
fif hearings that are expected to bring
many leading financiers, politiciaiis
and candidates to the witness stand
in the next two months.
Orwsby MclUrg. contest manager
for Koobevelt at the Chicago conven
tion, who organized the south for the
colonel, was oa band when the com
mittee convened. His story of the
preconventlon campaign and contests
be managed for Taft in the 1908 cam
paign, were expected to be his chief
BI.IS It BAKU FIRST.
Cornelius N. Bliss, Jr., was the first ;
witneiis. tie said he was executor of j
bis father's estate.
"Have you found any papers bear
ing on campaign funds handled by
jou father?" asked Chairman Clapp.
He said the records did not show
any contribution by John D. Archbuld
tr the Standard Oil company.
Members of the committee examin
ed record which were placed in evi
dence by Bliss. No names of contri-
butors to the 1904 campaign fund ap-. officer of tne company. " Spite actions
peured in the records. HAea read of this klnd are of,en brought against
bis fother's letter of resignation to ' ""Putable persons and institutions to
Harry S. .New. The letter set forth j di;tturb 'heir standing in the eommun
that the late Wins held confidential ''- TniB ,9 tne object of the present
the names of contributors and the ' 8uit- We expected that a friendly ac-
amount of their contributions in "the
last four presidential campaigns la
which 1 acted as treasurer." -
lUt.OIMMMKt 1 JAUO.
"I pertinently refused to make
these reports public," the letter read,
'because I regard the relations of
campaign (ontributors to the party
com mil tee confidential. I believe the
right to refuse to make public these
contributions as sacred as the right
of a man to cast a secret ballot at
un election." The letter added the re-4
publican committees' receipts in 1900
were a "trifle below IS, 000,000," in
lV.itf. $3,500,000; In mi'. 11,600,000.
The witness said he discovered three
other letters of a "personal and more
or lets intimate nature."
FROM T. K. AM TAFT.
These were handed to Clapp. One
was from Roosevelt and another from
Taft, as secretary of war. The com
mittee suspended the inquiry a few
minutes while the members read the
The letters were placed in the rec
ord as exhibits. They were not read
a!oud and their contents were not dl
tulged at the time. Bliss said he had
no other documents and no recollec
tion of any conversations with his
father which would throw any light
on the subjects under investigation.
I Ht.KU KOK 4 IIAIRMAKSHIP.
letter, however, the contents of the
two letters became known. The Taft
letter, written May 6. 1904. urged the
late Bliss to take the chairmanship,
saying Roosovelt was "most anxious"
for It, adding, as chairman. Bliss
would "secure the confidence of those
from whom contributions may he ex
rected " The letter of Roosevelt, the
Cate the same, also urged him to take
the place. The witness said his fa
ther told him he allowed the books of
the treasurer's office of the national
committee to be destroyed because he,
thr elder Bliss, believed the records
unolens. They contained the names
' and amounts of contributors. Since
his father's death he destroyed a great
i.-.any papers left by the elder Bliss.
"I know nothing 1 destroyed could
assist this committee," declared the
witness. The cross- examination fail
ed to shake his statement. BTTss was
Substantial portions of the three
letters to Mr. Bliss were finally made
public. Two are of no particular in
terest, while the third, dated March
16. 1906, written by Roosevelt from
the White house to Bliss, made speci
fic denial that he ever had been in
fluenced for or agaitist any persons
or interests as the resuit'of contri
butions in the 1904 campaign.
The committee decided that Onns
by Mc liars would not be heard today.
OIL M CALLED.
William 11. Llbby of New York, for
eign repre.enttive of the Standard
Oil company, was sworn.
"The cumpaipn of 1908 fofeshadow-
t tariff revision." suggested Clapp.
"H hat interest V.d your company take
1: that campaign?"
"Xothlr.g 1 know of ia the way of
Contributions." said Libby. "I was ln
farnwd by H. H. Rogers that in 1904
the Standard mcde a very large con-
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow fori
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline, j
and Vicinity. I
Fair tonight and Tuesday; rising
Temperature at 7 a. m., 41; lowest
last night, 40.
Wind Telocity at 7 a. m., 4 miles.
Precipitation in last 24 hours, none.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 68; at
7 a. m. 80.
Stage of river at 7 a. m. 4 1, a fall
of .3 feet In the last 48 hours.
J. M. SHER1ER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to aoen tomorrow.1
Sua seta 5.-43, rises 6:57. Evening
tan: Mercury. Venus. Mars. Jupiter.
Morning star: Saturn.
tritrution to the republican national
fund," he added. "I knew nothing per
sonally about it."
"Did you see any members of con
gress on the tariff matter?" asked
TALKED WITH T AFT.
Llbby thought probably he discuss
ed it with President Tart and officials
of the state department. He would
produce any letters written In that con
nection if he could fnd them. He said
the letters did not concern contribu-1
tiens. Recess was taken until 2 p. m.
2 p. in.
IS BEHIND SUIT
Des Moines. Iowa, Sept. 30. The
officers of the Bankers' Life association
and Bankers' Life company express no
concern over the suit brought in In
dianapolis by Charles W. McLaughlin,
who asks for the appointment of a re
ceiver. They declare the action is
brought in a spirit of malice by a dis
charged agent now in the employ of
a rival company.
Ernest E. Clark, president of the
Bankers' Life, declared today that the
discharged agent had frequently threat
ened to cause trouble because the com
pany refused to reinstate him.
"Any one can start a suit," said an
tlon would be brought when we chang
ed to the fixed premium method of do
ling business, .. ..
"While such test caBes were contem
plated at the time, one after another
abandoned the idea. This action is
brought in a spirit of retaliation by an
agent whom we had to discharge.
"Before changing our business meth
ods we had the articles carefully gone
over by the best lawyers we could
employ, and we bad them approved by
the state insurance officials before they
were put in force.
"We had to submit the articles to
the officials of other states in order to
get our license renewed. They were
approved in Indiana, as well as in the
other states In which we do business.
There Is no change in the position of
the policy holders of the company.
Each policy holder has the same rights
he had always. We have always been
a mutual company.
"We have merely changed our form
of doing business. Every company in
the I'nited States has done the same,
and Insurance companies are always
doing this more or less.
"This suit is merely the outcome of
a threat. The instigator of this action
was discharged by the company be
cause we found he was an undesirable
sgent and was working against our In
terests. He wanted to be reinstated
as our agent in Indiana. We refused,
and since then he has made threats to
HUNTERS FIND A DEAD MAN
Books In Clothlpn ef
Bear Name of J. C. Fox
Wlnthrop Harbor, 111
,.r a man, wen aresseo. was
found among the sand hills In a marsh
near aukegan by hunters yesterday.
A baDk book of the First National
tank of Aurora, Kan, bearing the
name of J. C. Fox. and another, fro.
. ,,, "u Jun,on. bureau
-ere rouna in me coat.
The man was about 50 years old.
There were nn alsns nf rlnUn. w
-O - w . IMH 111. J VJll UIQ
German Aviator Dies.
Sonnenburg,- Germany, Sept. 30.
The German army aviator. Lieutenant
Hefer, Injured In maneuvers at Sax
ony, died today.
SLEEP IN TENTS
Valparaiso, Chile, Sept 30. A panic.
In consequence of a prediction of
earthquakes, caused most of the inhabi
tants of the city to pass the night in
tents in open spaces In parks, where
bands played to cheer them, while
troops patroled the streets. At mid
night there was a slight shock.
London, Sept. 30. Severe earth
ouakes believed to have occurred on
the coast of the Pacific were contln
uocsly registered by Instruments la
British observatories since early last
Conspiracy Case to Open
Tomorrow at Indianapolis.
DEFENDANTS ON SCENE
Ortie McManigal to Be Main I
Support in Government f
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 30. "Noth
ing less than the Buddea illness of
half of defendants can cause de
lay," said District Attorney Miner, as
indicating the government's readiness
Serator La Follette Is the enigma of the campaign. He would like to support Wilson, yet feels that he must
remain "regular" if he Is to cut any fig ure as a candidate for the republican nomination In 19,16.
to begin tomorrow the trial of 51 of
present and former union officials on
a charge of conspiracy in carrying
dynamite and nitroglycerine on pas
senger trains. For the selection of a
jury two sets each of 60 veniremen
have been drawn from Indiana. The
defense will be allowed a total of 10
and the prosecution a total of six per
IS FINAL COXFF.RF.NfF..
The offices of the International As
sociation of Bridge and Structural
Iron Workers, where President Ryan
: and Secretary Hockin, two of the de-
fendants. have headquarters, were
crowded with people early today. Most
I 0f the visitors were defendants from
j out of the city, anxious to have a fua.
conference with William N. Harding,
,Be counsel. Senator John W. Kern
ws expected to confer with
Uter. More, than 30 attorneys from
other cities are here.
COIRT ROOM SMALL..
Judge Anderson's court room has a
seating capacity of 200. Defendants,
attorneys, jurors, newspaper men and
court attaches will occupy more than
three-quarters of the space, leaving
less than 50 seats for spectators.
Ortie McManigal, the government's
chief witness, occupies a cell on the!
MISSOURI ELECTORS MAY
NOT GIVE' VOTES TO TAFT
St. Louis, Mo, Sept 30. Many, if
not all the 18 republican electors of
Missouri recently signed an agree-)
WW LUQ 1 , OS IU . ULB 1 lr
Taft if the 18 votes of the Missouri
electoral collere would elect him. hut
otherwise to combine with electors in i
ether states on a third candidate, ac
cording to today's developments.
Governor Hadley, over the telephone,
said the pmiPct to get the electors'
signatures to an agreement was start
ed two months agv and dropped be
cause it was considered not feasible.
IN MEXICO STAND
Beverly. Mass.. Sent. 30. The re-
which Investigated Mexico and the
revolutions of Madero and'Orozco will
not Influence President Taft In his pol
icy toward that country.
Published reports that the senate
committee would report in favor of
intervention have been read with care
by the president, but will not change
his attitude. This statement was
made by the president to callers who
talked with him yesterda'y.
His position in regard to Mexico, he
told his visitors, has not changed
since he sent the Mexican ambassador
hurrying down to Mexico City with
word from the White house that inter
vention was not an Impossibility.
Mr. Taft is not prepared to call con-
Waco In .Ttrn BPRtiimi t n naao nnsin
the need for intervention, and he said
he had no present Intention of doing
6C. He does not believe conditions in
Mexico are as bad as they were sev
eral weeks ago.
Washington, Sept. 30. Rebels are
threatening to sack the Hearst estates
at Babicora in the state of Chihuahua,
Mexico, according to dispatches receiv
ed here. Consul Letcher has been in
formed" and has already made a re
quest to the Mexican government to
send troops there at once. He reports
J that assurances of protection for the
iiearst properties nave been given
El Paso, Sept. 30. Senator Fall de
nied today he and Senator Smith, who
are investigating conditions In Mex
ico, had recommended intervention.
Ht added no iminary report had
yet been made. Fall is continuing the
PASTOR DIES IN CHURCH
WHILE ASSISTING A SON
Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 50. While as
sisting his son, Rev. W. L. H. Benton,
rector of the Protestant Episcopal
Church of the Nativity at Crafton. in
the celebration of communion in the!onment of E,tor and Giovannittl, fail -
rhurrh vesterrtav morntne. Rv
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lw.o Seu ,o, aroppea
previous to tne communion the I
elder Benton had chatted with the '
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a V ,.k n , I'T?" employes going to the mills. A dozen
good health. The service has just be-! rre8l8 were ffiade fQT atUck
gun when the aged minister sank toiu .
. , ii"uicu, jm?u aim nieu, Borne oi
the floor as he wm offering the cup;tno8e kea Delng armed witQ reyo,.
w m. ;uujiiiuiiii.aui.
The service was stopped and
stricken man carried into the study
of the church. He died a few minutes
DIX DECLINES TO
DROP FROM RACEi'
Syracuse, N. T, Sept. 30. In
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cratic convention tomorrow, the gov
ernor this afternoon sent this message
t n tit's nnAAwa Va.a.: T I- . nA fn I
tention of withdr: vinti either for my
enemies or for my friends." Leaders
are seeking a solution that will not
inijair party harmony..
GO TO V
Mob in Attack on Women
and Children at Law
STRIKE ORDER FAILURE
Some of Those Arrested Armed
With Revolvers, Knives
Boston, Sept 30. Violence marked
the beginning of a 24-hour strike dem
onstration by Industrial Workers call
ed in four Massachusetts manufactur
ing cities today as a protest against
the imprisonment of Ettor and Giovan
nittj. The demonstrations, ranged
from parades to serious rioting oc
curred in Lawrence, Lynn, Haverhill
and Quincywhere 15,000 workers are
Of 30,000 textile operatives in the
cities, 12,000 were idle at 11 o'clock.
Seven thousand of these are Indus
trial workers of the World. Others
are idle through fear of personal in
jury or because there is no work in
Lawrence, Mass., Sent. 30. Definite
attempts to intimidate intending !
workers, the 24 hour strike ordered1
by the Industrial Workers of the !
World as a protest against the impris-1
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not more than 7.000 operatives remain-
eJ a from the miB Serlou8 rl)l.
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1 lnP rouowea attempted intimidation.
Pifkets had numerous couflcts with
vers, knives, hammers end pieces of j 500 Strike at Des Moines,
iron. Leaders of the Industrial Work- Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 30. Five
ers said the organization could not be 'hundred union teamsters struck to
responsible for the disturbances, j day.
which they attributed to "excitable .
m;Eral fi:ro. iwirui. ROOSEVELT HITS
Near the Everett mill, a hit? -rnrt ! W W W umhm I III I V
of pickets became so threatening thej
police used clubs. Several persons
ere injured. One man was knocked'
! from a car and his condition is ser-i
lous. In another fray, a boy was !
i struck on the c Pdd with n ttftf 1 1 1 nnri
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i reuuertu uucun&ciouB. i arB hearing
! workers were intercepted bv r,ic-ket
'undecided as to future lans nndinri
unaeciueo as 10 iuiure pians, peenenng
the arrival of General Organizer Hay -
-wu ..iBUu. nieeiins
v a arrangea tor 3 p. m. B-side the
ih.-i.l- im oi ioj, mere aie on amy
too members or the 6tate police.
TRIAL OP I.EADFRS BF.OI.
Three hundred and fifty possible
BAG OF MAIL IS
FOUND IN RIVER
A United States mail pouch filled
with letters, Btolen hi Davenport last
i Friday night while enroute from the
po8toffl.ee to an eastbound Rock Is
land train, was found yesterday wedg-
ed in a wing dam in the Mississippi j
river near Montpelier, Iowa, by j
Ai.cnaei weoo, a larmer residing De-
low Andalusia, who was crossing the
stream in a row boat.
There was a slit in the pouch, ap
parently cut with a knife by the rob
bers, who likely first removed such
mail as they thought contained
money and then threw the bag in the
water In the belief that It would sink.
The pouch floated as far as the wing
dam, where It was caught and held to
the surface until discovered by Webb.
The pouch. In its water-soaked state,
weighed about five hundred pounds,
and Webb had considerable difficulty
in pulling It into the boat. He then
rowed to Montpelier and turned the
pouch over to, Postmaster Joseph Mor
ris. The two took the pouch to the
Davenpirt postofflce this morning. The
mall in the ponch bore the Davenport
postofflce stamp of 6:30 Friday even
ing. The mail was destined for points
east and should have been worked by
the. crew on one of the Rock Island
trains running between Davenport and
The theory is that the thieves stole
the pouch at the Rock Island depot
in Davenport and after rifling It of
such mail as they supposed valuable,
threw the sack into the river, probably
from the Rock Island bridge.
Jurors were at Essex county court
hcuse today when the trial of Joseph
J. Ettor and Arturo Giovannittl, In
dustrial Workers of the World lead
ers, and Joseph Caruso, mill worker,
was called. The men are charged
with being concerned In the alleged
murder of Anna Lopizzo, in the textile
strike last January. It !s expected the
empanelling of the Jury will not be
completed for two or three days.
DENEEN PLANS 22
Chicago, Sept. 30. Governor De-
neen and other candidates on the re
publican ticket departed from Chica
go this morning for a tour of the north
ern tier of countleu in a Bpeaking
paign. Twenty-two meetings were
scheduled for today and tonight. This
strenuous opening of the week's work
was to wind up with two night meet
ings, one in Rock Island and one in
Moline. The candidates with Deneen
are Lieutenant Governor Oglesby, Sec
retary 'of State Doyle, Attorney Gen
eral Stead, Auditor McCullough, An
drew Ilussel, candidate for state treas
urer, B. F. Chipperfield and William
E Mason, candidate for congressman
Sofia, Sept. 30. Mobilization of the
Bulgarian army was proclaimed by the
government today. Action was taken
in consequence of alarming news re
ceived here of the concentration of
considerable forces of Turkish troops
in the neighborhood of Adrianople
along the Bulgarian frontier. The cab
inet desires to be prepared for any
Athens, Greece, Sept, 30. Turkey is
making elaborate preparations to meet
any hostile demonstrations in the
Balkans, according to a semi-official
statement published here.
Belgrade, Sept. 30. Orders for gen
eral mobilization of the Servian army
were signed today. The skupsbtina
will meet Thursday In extraordinary
London, Sept. 30. The near-eastern
situation is considered :ln diplomatic
circles here as distinctly serious, al
1 though officials are optimistic
SEEK REPEAL OF MOBILE
FRATERNAL ORDER BILL
Chicago, Sept. 30. Means to pro
cure the repeal of the so-called Mobile
fraternal bill enacted In more than
lfi states, is being discussod by dele
gates of 65 fraternal orders here to-
HEADS OF TICKET
Marshall of Indiana was characterized !
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8uniing a lofty position of morality"!
j jn connection with the democratic gub-!
ern&torial nomination in New
v.hc-n he had not objected to the nonvj
( jDation of jiarehall
ioauou oi .-viarsnaii as tis running
mate. Roosevelt also assailed Gover -
j nor Hooper and Senator Sanders of
IN SLEEP IN
FAR i ,1 HOME
M J Ol O ,
"lalllaU Oldycr LdlCI OClS
Fire to House Near
CRUSHES TWO SKULLS
Axman Who Committed Similar
Atrocities Is Suspected of
Quincy, 111, Sept. 30. Develop
ments of a sensational nature before
nightfall are promised by officers of
Adams county and the city of Quincy
who are investigating .the deaths on
the Charles Pfanschmldt farm. De
pite the fact that the scene of the
quadruple murder was visited by
thousands yesterday, the officers be
lieve the scene Is fresh enough for
dogs, which arrTved today, to take it
The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Pfan
schmldt were headless when found. It
Is not believed the motive was rob
Quincy. 111., Sept, 80. Attracted to
the country home of Charles Pfan
schmldt, 16 miles southeast of Quincy,
early yesterday morning by flames
which destroyed the building, neigh
bors discovered that Mr. and Mrs.
Pfanschmldt, - their daughter Blanche,
aged 20, and Miss Emma Kaempen, a
school teacher who made her ' home
with the Pfanschmidts, had been mur
dered. The bodies of all had been badly
burned, but in each Instance it was
found that the victim's head had beeft
split open with a blunt instrument. In
many details the crime resembled
those which were committed at Vil-
llsca, Iowa; Monmouth, 111, and other
points In the country In recftnt
RETURNS AXD FIRES IIOl'SE.
It fs believed the murders were com
mitted Friday night while the victims
slept and that the slayer returned Sat
urday night and fired the residence to
conceal his crime. Telephone lines
had been cut, mail left by the rural
carrier Saturday morning was un
touched and the live stock showed
signs of prolonged hunger.
Pfanschmldt was wealthy, but his
son does not believe robbery could
have been the motive for the crime, as
large sums of money were never kept
in the house. So far as known, none
of the Pfanschmidts nor Miss Kaem
pen, who was the daughter of a well
known contractor of Quincy, had any
Buggy tracks furnish the only clew
to the slayer, and bloodhounds have
been sent for to follow these. The
only stove on the premises was not in
the residence, but in a small structure
which was not destroyed by the fire.
SLAIN A ST1IKY SLEPT.
Remnants of night clothing found on
the bodies showed the murder bad
been committed while the victims
slept A pillow upon which Miss
ivaempen nan been lying was not
burned i and was soaked with blood.
Her body and that of Blanche Pfan
schmldt were found partly under a
mattress, indicating the possibility
that they had awakened during the at
tack or that the murderer had ran
sacked the place in search of booty.
Blanche Pfanschmldt had been struck
on the back of the head, suffering a
wound several inches long. Mtst
Kaempen's skull had been crushed
from above. The bodies of both were
badly burned, hut not to tho extent of
those of the two older people.
Aside from expressing the belief that
the murderer returned to the scene of
his crime Saturday night shortly be
fore the flames were discovered and
set the house afire, the authorities,
who have been investigating the trag
edy all day, admit they have no clew
AN INJURY TO FOOT
Five minutes after remarking to a
companion, "I wonder how it feels to
get shot," Joe Stanton, an employe of
a local transfer company, accidentally
shot himself in the right foot with a
22 calibre rifle while creeping through
a barb wire fence yesterday afternoon
, or. a hunt for rabbits.
j With the assistance of Lis compan-
Ion he was able to reach Rock Island
where Iia waa &tt0m1or! hv a r.h
Th i,,i, .,,, c. i ,v.
The bullet struck Stanton in the rifcht
foot near the big toe and the wound
-"hough not a etrious one is extreme-
i ' painful and It will be a week or o
Busy Week for Taft.
Beverly, Sept. 30. After a month in
Beverly, Interrupted by many trips.
: President Taft ie beginning to show
jthe good effects of his vacation. This
week promises to be a busy one for the