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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. PnUi
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 304.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1912. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ONE MORE If!
Edward Clark of Cincin
nati Admits His Crimes
Blows Up Bridge at Dayton
and Ships Dynamite for
Indianapolis. Ind., Oct 7. Edward
Clark of Cincinnati today pleaded gull-
ty to the government's charges in the
As soon as the court opened, Dis
trict Attorney Miller addressed Judge
Anderson: "If It please the court. De
fendant Clark of Cincinnati wishes to j
'.'hangu his pica from not guilty to i
Clark stepped forward and plead j
guilty to all charges five counts for j
conspiracy and T.it counts for being the
principal to the actual illegal inter-j
state shipment of dynamite and nitro- j
glycerine. Clark was business agent i
and president of Local t'nion No. 44, I
International Association of Bridge and '
Structural Iron Workers, from Janu
ary, 1908, to July, Htll.
I.KAVi: I MIIHIJ.I.A HKHI.NU. ,
Ills activities In promoting explo
sions. Miller asserted, were carried on i
through leti'TH written by President '
Ryan of the in. 'on and the McNamaras. !
An ivory hu:idl d umbrella bearing the j
Initials "E. ('.." found in the wreckage
of a dyir.'.mited bridge at Dayton,
Ohio, Milb-r :ild. led to the disclosure j
that Clark hud actually caused the j
rxplcFion, having ised an uinlirella to i
prelect the dynamite from the rain and
then leaving it behind Clark also was j
charged with carrying out plotsanauist
non-union labor. In connection with
the scheme to blow up .the Harrison
avenue viaduct in Cincinnati. Miller
nlleg. fl, Unrk wrote t Kvan: "It '
would be dangerous for me to hu i
cx ii. rivet down here. You hail better j
fmhi a stranger. I have gotfu oneidnych at Evanston.
man out of a lot of trouble already, j "Sonie persons might thirtk it would
I am a'rnid I an't do much more, for serve the purposes of religion if
the police judge said, 'for God 'g sakp. I Christ would go on top of a skyscrap
don't tiling this bunch before nie again. ! er when Hie streets are crowded and
T 1 11 have to do something.' '
MIIIHT rllAMiF.M 0 JOB.
Acting Secretary-Treasurer Hnckm
wa charged by Miller wifh double
dealing with Clark.
"The executive board of the Iron
Workers' union agnn-i upon a fixed
price of $2Ui for each Job." said Mil
ler to the Jury. "For blowing up the
bridge over the Miami river at Day
ton. Ohio. ,.lay 3, 1in.S. Hockln paid
Clark Mily $122 50, thus holding out
part of the fee."
Clark was separated from the other
45 defendants and taken to jail to
await the imposing of sentence.
Washington, Oct. 7. Light privates
o' Battery F. Third U. S. field artil
lery, were Injured by the premature
explosion of a shell today at Toby
hanna. Pa. W. K. Erbeck was the
most seriously hurt.
Qulney, 111.. Oct. 7. Ray Pfaa
schmldt. 23. today waa arrested in
connection with th Pfanschmldt
quadruple murder case. The formal
charge la the murder of Blanche Pfan
schmldt, a alster of the accused man.
ENDS LIFE IN HIS OFFICE
Philadelphia. Pa., Oct. 7. Thomas J.
Byan. ' democratic leader of Pennsyl
vania, member of the Dounelly-Ryan-C.uffey
triumvirate that for so long
controlled th organization of that
party in this state, ended bis life yes
terday in his office in the Iand Title
and Trust building with a revolver.
Kyan. from great wealth, it is ua
dors toed though ut.rortunate iovest
necome practically pennt-
loss. Two year ago. Dreamland In
New York burn. dow u and that heavy
U sa wa sustained almost entirely ty
This season he built another amuae-
n ent resort on the site of the old
. ei-.r ini, uui iv uM uul.uu i.. u uuire utr
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne, ,
Fair tonight and Tuesday. Contin
ued cool tonight. Rising -temperature
Temperature at 7 a. m., 44; maxi
mum yeiterday, 86; lowest last night,
Precipitation In 24 hours, none.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 5 miles per 1
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 65; at
7 a. m., 84.
Stage of river at 7 a. m., 3.6 feet, a
fall of .2 feet In 4 Shours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
f PTftm tlAAfl trwav t vrtr frsimsa-WAv I
Son Mti G:32, rises 6:W. Evening j
Morning- star: Saturn.
T Ml I lll I O Tlim
I nLL IVILLO I If U
Berlin, Oct. 7. Aviation week at
Johannislbal was concluded vpRterrtav
after two more deaths had been added
lo the long list of fatalities among
... . . . . ,
n ontht '
A monoplane driven by Ernst Alig
. . . . ,
finrl rflrrvillP n niMhanirlQn Din Han n
..... - '
fell from a height of 6u0 feet when a
The mechanician was thrown from
tlu machine at a height of 450 feet
and his body landed on the ground
clear of the wreckage. Alig fell with
The accident was witnessed by a big
assembly. Alig Qualified as an avia- pals" ana '-,"J 10 uson s tuna oe
tor last May. .fore the Baltimore convention. He de-
Corning, X. Y., Oct. 7. M. Hondo, : nied naviDS told Hooker he contributed
a young Japanese, was thrown to ' ".00. "I just wanted one progres
death from a plunging aeroplane held sive to succeed, and didn't care which
fast by the fans or a windmill at Sa-
ona yesterday. The aviator tried to!
avoid a collision with the windmill, j
but waB caught. He was thrown out
before ho had time to stop his motor ;
and prevent the pluneing of the ma-
chine. He fell 40 feet and his Bkull !
Wi icago, -Oct. SenBHtKmal Ism
Won was deplored by Bishop
i ' . 1 1 ii .i . . j .1 .
McDowell today in
an Humeri 10 ui1
Hock river conference
of the M. E.
jump down. Kverybody would hold
their breath, then, at the psychologi
cal moment, angels would swoop down
and rescue him.
"A crowd would gather and if Christ,
would stand up in the ambulance, ev
er) body would gather to hear what
he had to say. They would hang on
the words of such a man. But Christ
would never do such a thing. It wouid
b" a -compromise with the devil."
The 191.1 meeting of the conference
Will l, hnl.t in K.nhrnv ),,, ,vh IV
port. III. The Kreeport cllurch by that ;
I time w ill have
! $70,0ti0 edifice.
completed a new
MINSTER IS HUGGED TO
DEATH BY HIS AUDIENCE
Thomasville. Ca.. Oct. 7. Rev. An
drew J. Simpson, noted evangeflst In i
this section of Georgia, died yesterday j
at Palvo as a result of being too vig-1
crously hugged by his excited hearers, j
The hugging was indicted upon him I
several days ago at a country church ;
where he was conducting a revival. i
Simpson was preaching to a great
congregation and he warned his hear
ers up to unwonted excitement by the
fervor of his address. j
In a religious frenzy men and women '
rushed at the preacher and began to i
hug him, crying that
he had saved
them from their sins.
Under the ex-
citement 6orr.e of the men put more 1
power in their hugs than usual, and !
t'je preacher finally fainted. I
He was taken to his home, and doc-1
tors who were called found that Mr.
Simpson's ribs had been crushed and :
that internal organs had been dlsar-i
ranged by the hugging to which the'
minister had been subjected. 1
F.fTorts of the doctors to repair the
Injuries caused by the hugging proved
vain and Simpson died yesterday. )
Rhine Valley Loss Million.
Cologne, Oct. 7. Vines valued at
$1,000,000 were destroyed by frost in
the Rhine valley In the past few days.
DIES AT A DEPOT
SL PuL Minn., Oct 7. Mrs
Starkweather, head of the department
- of women and children of the Minne -
aota bureau of labor, acd who has a
nation-wide record in work for th
protection of women and children,
dropped dead today as she was about
to board a train. She was going to
Madison for a conference with the
j Wisconsin bureau of labor officials
IS AIDED BY
Flinn, Pinchots and Mc
Cormick Contribute to
$26,864 FROM CRANE
(Magazine Writer Insists on
j storv From MacVeaah About
W ashington, Oct.
-An account of
rscelDts and eimense of I -a Fnllptte's I
campaign for the presidential nomina-
ition was fiIed with he ClapP comralt"
tee today, showing the senator collect-
d G3'969 and 8pnt 63'961' Charles
1 hT r?' l
credited with 2 ';o00. Gifford and
Amnc Piriflin no . V, 1 A f,.lf'L . nA
. .11 . 1 11 V mil 1. fc. V 11 .UIV iU,VV'V, (.Uli
: William Flinn of Pennsylvania $1,000.
i The account contains entries of two
loans, one of $1,000 by Me-iill McCor
mick and one of $500 by Senator Gron-
na. Both were marked "repaid."
, Charles B. Crane testified today that
'he gave $2fi,C4 to La Follette's cam-
on-'" ne said-
hisjki.i. is (ai.i.ed.
When Charles Edward Russell, the
socialist candidate for governor of I
York, took the stand, Clapp read
nm a report of one of his speeches In
Jew York paper, describing an alleg-1
ed telephone conversation between J
! P. Morgan and the White house, during
the 194 camnaien. in which M or can
was asked for a $100,000 contribution
i to the republican campaign. The .
; published report taid former At-!
i iorne uenerai .Mac eagn was
witness to the conversation.
Russell said the story came ,:""" iflorougu lnvesii
iOHlJjliAM.fjroro. Jadson We?liver, a Kalion of his Injuries was made by
magazine writer, who told him he bad j Trinity hospital surgeons and tiey is
the story from MaeVeagh. Russell i sued a bulletin which said the driver
said he never made a charge that
Roosevelt had demanded funds of Mor
gan. "It might have been C.ortelyou or
Bliss he said had talked to Morgan on
me ieiej,none. r,e declared. j abdomen instead of a splintered rib. A
WKi.i.u Kit stk ks to STORY. j fractured left hip and a severe lacefa
Welliver. working at the reporters' i tion of the neck from a wire of the
table, was called to the stand. He said ! fence through which he was thrown
MaeVeagh bad told him of being in!
Morgan's private office in October,
1!04; that Morgan had been called to
the telephone and was informed Har
ritnau wished to speak to him. Welli
ver testified MaeVeagh told him when
Morgan returned from the telephone
he said: "What do you suppose that
man in the White house wants? It
I B" ""- SUUe .OHUSDIDK
, . .. ir.. : 1. . ... i
ton and dined with him, and now he
comes back and says the president
wants nim to raise more funds He i " j""
has given $50,000. New he wants me i ,ne- and 1 took my foot ofr the throttle,
to give $o0.nno." , I went over safely and must have
MaeVeagh. according to the witness 'dropped out of De Palma's sight for
told him Morgan wrote a check for ! tbe I imagine that RarPh did
$.-,...000 and sent it to Harriman s of-' nct shut off for the bl11'
SIRE OK NAME.
Welliver could .not recall whether
MaeVeagh used the word "maniac" in
quoting Morgan's reference to Roose
velt. "You are sure the name of Harri
man was given as that of the man who
asked to have money raised?" asked
"Yes, I am 6ure of that," said Welli
ver. At this juncture the committee re-
TO GOTHAM, GONE
New York, Oct. 7. Officials of the
National Bank of New York confirmed
the report $200,000 consigned to that
bank by the National Bank of Ha
vana. Cuba, had disappeared. The
money was forwarded in a registered
STRAY BULLET HITS
What was thought to have been a
stray ouiiei strucK tne iront of the.
pilot house house on the steamer
j Helen Blair yesterday afternoon short-
ly after the boat had lauded at the
I foot of Nineteenth street to take on
! passengers for an excursion. The bul -
; let struck the pilot house with a sharp
! crack. Supposition is that it came
from the gun of one of a party of
youths who were shooting at a point
farther up the river.
About 300 persona enjoyed the up
river cruise, which was a delightful one
in every respect. The cruise was
' through the Moliae locks, past Water -
""uuju me regular
CHANGE FOR LIFE
GIVEN DE PALMA
Surgeons Say Motor Pilot Will
Recover Unless Complica
tions Set in.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 7. Ralph
De Palma, the automobile race driver,
who was seriously injured in the
Grand Prix race Saturday, is thought
had a good chance for life providing
no complications 6et in.
It was found that the handle of a
jack which De Palma carried in a
brace on his car pierced the driver's i
are other injuries the driver suffered
PqIaVi Rroov a-hnoa rar TIa Ta 1 m n
hit, issued a statement in which he i
t'fends nis position. It was intimated
that Bragg had refused to give De
Pnlmfl nnrt nf th rojid in th hriinh
which ended in the accident. The
Californian denies this.
i . ... . .
"We were botn beating it," said
Bragg. "I was slightly in the lead of
i Palma s car out sufficiently aneaa
j to refrain from taking chances. There
nen ne rose over me crown ne
I probably saw me just in front of him
! end attempted to put on brakkes im
j mediately. The brakes could not re
j spond, as De Palma's speed at this
feint would have caused his car to
I leap clear off tbe ground. This also
would prevent him steering. The re-
suit was that before he could round
i me he hit the rear of my ms chine and
overturned. The talk that I would
! not give him the road is absurd."
j The accident has robbed Bragg of
I most of the pleasure Incidental to win
ning the 6peed classic. The Califor-
f'an doubts whether he will ever drive
again, as his sisters and friends are
set against him entering more races.
De Palma's mechanician, Tom Alley,
left the hospital today. His injuries
consisted of only a slight fracture of
the left shoulder.
Tony Scudelarl, who accompanied
Bruce-Brown on the practice spin last
Tuesday which ended in Brown's
death, was conscious today and his
condition is reported favorable. He
takes considerable nourishment and
hospital physicians attending him say
b's chances for pulling through are
Promoters of the meet InsiBt that
they have lost money, but are deter-
n ined to come back for the privilege
of running the races again. Over 150, -
f-Ofi persons saw Saturday's race for
the Grand Pnxe, but according to the
finance committee, less than 15,000 of
tl eee paid for the privilege. All but
; a few of the drivers have left town and
j the city itself has settled down to an
1 c en tenor.
! Q0 WOMEN ARE DRIVEN
AWAY FRflWI PI FUFI AWn
AVVHI rnUIVI LCVLLMIMU
Cleveland. Ohio. Oct. 7. According
to Lieutenant Martinec, more than 500
women or questionable reputation
have been driven out cf town the past
'two months. "Girl" saloons and cheap
gnu room aiacnmenis nave oetu put;
fXT HIM al oh Er , )
WW HUSH V J e A SFL.tAT ;
PFEFFER IS DEAD
AT KANSAS HOME
Grenola, Kan., Oct. 7. Former
United States Senator William A.
Pfeffer, populist, died of apoplexy to
day, aged 81. He suffered a shock fol
lowing the amputation of a leg.
Washington, Oct. 7. Brigadier Gen
feral Frank G. Smith, U. S. A., re
tired, is dead.
TRIAL OF BECKER
FOR MURDER ON
New York, Oct. 7. The trial of Po
lice Lieutenant Becker, charged with
the murder of Gambler Rosenthal, be
gan today. The grand Jury for John
Doe proceedings was selected today.
Almost without exception the jurors
are well-to-do business men.
East side gangsters by the score fll-
.J .lne1 Dod ! B" Zel''
. . .. ..
: tie flat in Broome street.
' lire escorted the funeral
to the cem-
! this afternoon to prevent rioting
c m 1 1 1 chnnluanfiii HI loH 7(i1kt Iln
j " -!"-, w...v w. a. ,.v
claimed Zelig had robbed him.
j 1"TLE GIRL LOST
HUNTING FOR DOLLS
While four-year-old Mary Lipke was
trying to find some dollies at noo.i
today, a frantic mother and the en
tire police force of Rock Island were
searching for a little cherub face with
a red hat and a checkered jacket. The
girl was in the postorhce with her
mother, Mrs. Paul Lipke, of Milan,
and growing tired of the long wait,
walked out the door and down the
street. Two minutes later, after Mrs.
Lipke had finished addressing a postal
card, she called Mary, but. upon re
ceiving no response whirled around
and the little one was gone. She im
mediately notified the police, who
feared the girl had gone down to the
railroad yards a block distant. The
wanderer was finally located on Sev
enteenth street and Third avenuw.
When asked by the policeman where
she was going, little Mary said: "I
was hunting for dollies."
CHILD "FIBBED" TO
SPEND NIGHT AWAY
Later develoDments In the ran, nf
Pearl Monroe, tbe eight-year-old girl
for whom the police of the three cities
were searching Friday night, tend to
show that the child was not lost as
w-as first reported, but that she had
spent the nisht 8t the home of Mrs
j George Miller, mother of one of her,
I playmates. The first report to the I
(police, after the finding of the child,
i was that she had become 'ost and had
; been taken in and cared for over night
: by Mrs. Miller. It now appears that
the little girl asked Mrs. Miller if
she could spend the night at the Mil
ler home and that she was advised to
jgo home and get her mother's con -
retlLrned and told Mra. Miller that i
i her mother said 'she could do as she:
j had aaked. Without further question, j
j Mrs. Mil.er rook the little girl in and
i cared for her over night, oirfy to find
j the next day that the diild had,
nooea. ana naa Been tnought lobt
NINE YOUNG MEN
DASHED TO DEATH
Automobile Rushes Over 75
foot Embankment at Night
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 7. Nine
ycunig men, all of this city, lost their
lives early Sunday morning when an
automobile in which they were joy
riding crashed through the railing on
the side of Ufe new Thirty-third street
boulevard at Master streot and fell
Into a coal yard 75 feet below.
The machine, a big .touring car,
turned turtle and the occupants were
crushed by the hood of the machine.
ROBERT A. BOYD, 27 years old.
GORDON II. MILLER, 21.
WILLIAM M. LAWRENCE. 25.
EDGAR M. SHAW, 19.
THOMAS NEVIN, 18. "..
DANIEL J. WILKES, 25.
JESSE HOLMES, 23.
ERNEST SCHOFIELD, 27.
ROBERT GEISEL, 22.
Edgar Shaw, 19 years old, a son of
James Shaw, a lumber merchant, who
owned the car, was taking a party of
friends home in the machine and six
others were in a smaller automobile
when the party came at a terrific speed
down Thirty-third street. In turning
to avoid tbe smaller machine, which
was in the lead, Charles I. Spayd, who
was driving, collided with the rear
wheel of the Shaw machine.
The heavily loaded car swerved and
crashed through the iron railing of
When those in the other machines
had made their way to the coal yard,
crly one occupant of the overturned
car showed any sign of life and he
died shortly after being removed to a
Thomas A. Lawrence, a brother of
the Lawrence who met his death, was
i.i the smaller machine. He said this
automobile was about 60 yards ahead
of the Shaw motor when he heard the
crash. Lawrence declared he did not
know any of the party and had met
them only last night through bis
Dallas, Texas, Oct. 7. Six persons
vere killed when an interurban car
struck an automobile at' a crossing at
Ailingt,on last night.
STREET CARS IN DULUTH
ARE STONED BY A CROWD
Duluth, Minn., Oct. 7. Street cars
were stoned last night by a mob. Wo
men lift the cars in terror. A baby
was wounded in the face. Refused
transfers, the crowd toke the pole
from a car.
j Des, Moines. Iowa. Oct. 7.-Effo, ts
. . , ,,
: to end the teamsters strike w ere
Scheduled to be made today. Attorney
General Cosson of Iowa and Mayor
Hanna are the mediators.
N VICE GRUSADi
. Chicago. Oct. 7. President Riley of
! the Chicago Title Trust company and
! Secretary Dall of tbe same corpora-
, tion surrendered in the municipal
court toaay. iney are cnarged with
renting property for immoral purposes.
State's Attorney Wayman announced
he expected to bring several other
j wealthy prominent Chicagoana into
! court on similar charges an a rmnlt
! of his vie crusade. The cases were'
; continued till Oct. 15. Riley aud DaU
Chairman Hides Asks Fac
tory Owners for Names
ORGANIZING A SCARE
Governor Also Charges Steel
Trust Is Behind Third
.. Party Program.
Fueblo, Col Oct. 7. That the rnited
States Steel corporation "is behind the
third party program in regard to reg
ulation of trusts" was a charge made
by Governor Wilson in a speech today.
Corroborative evidence of that asser
tion, the governor said, was coming to
him every day.
Wilson gave for publication a letter
he said was forwarded to him from
democratic national headquarters as
having been circulated by Chairman
Hllle8 of the republican national com
mittee among employers of labor of
the country. The letter, in part: t
AIM'KAI. TO WORKERS.
"If the November election results In '
the choice of a democratic congress
a ntf a democratic presldentdestnictlve
democratic tariff measures, such as
Taft vetoed, will become laws. The
only thing that can prevent this Is a
protest vote on the part of American
working men. They must choose be
tween a high standard of living and
the underpaid European workingmen."
In conclusion, the letter asks for a
list of employes who are voters, with
postofflce addresses, and each one will
be asked personally to vote for Taft.
IIIM.EM IDENTIFIES LETTER. ,
New York, Oct. 7. "That's the let
ter. It speaks for ltBelf. I am glad to
have the cooperation of Wilson In our
publicity department," said Chairman
JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
IS A VICTIM OF ROBBERS
Chicago, Oct. 7. Colonel J. Hamil
ton Lewis, democratic candidate for
lTnite.d States senator, has been rob
bed of jewelry valued at $3,000.
Colonel Lewis returned home Sat
urday night from a campaigning tour
through Illiuols and learned that dur
ing his absence his apartments at the
Virginia Hotel. RuBh and Ohio streets,
had been entered. Rings, souvenirs
and gold and silver bric-a-brac had
This is the sixth robbery reported to
the police from the North side hotel
during the past two months. As fa
previous ones, no clew was left upon
which authorities may ferret out the
thief or thieves.
Several of the Jewels stolen were
the property of Mrs. Lewis, who was
away during the same period as her
busband, from Sept. 29 until yester
day. 1913 Race at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct 7. Milwau
kee will get the Grand Prix and Van
derbilt cup races next year. Tim
races will be run earlier than they
were this year.
TO CALL HALT
IN NEW WAR
London, Oct. 7. The Balkan situa
tion Is coiiHldered today In all quar
ters as more hopeful. Decision of the
! powers to take joint action and put an
! end to the crisis was greeted with sat-
it-faction. Tbe powers are to take
stepB today or tomorrow to Impress
their views upon Turkey and the Bal-
' Van states.
, r'ar'S' 7 KrTTn .hTti'
have decided to intervene in the Bal-
: capita,8 at ConHtantlnople as
R(K)n ag u s IK)B8ible ,ake arrang0.
n.nfa , ,hat Great Britain to-
. ,,,,. u, tr,r. f h FVenr-h
j proposals, so that all powers are now
j in accord.
j Coribtantinople, Oct. 7. The Balkan
.situation has been considerably cbang
' ed by Turkey's eleventh hour surprise
announcing a willingness to grant a
gr' ater measure of Btlf government to
Ki'rneKa and Macedonia. It Is argued
here the Introduction of these reforms
i 1m calculated to sow discord among
' members of tbe Balkan alliance. In
i many quarters fear is expressed war
' pieparations on both sides have ad
vanced too far for a -conflict to be
; Iondon, Oct. 7. Announcement that
! tbe none w as nreeared to offer media-
tion in the Balkans was made by the
Vatican today, according to a Roma
Atca im-hmk( lifd&r bond.