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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. Pip
SIXTY-SECOXI) YEAR. NO. 4.
TUESDAY. OCTOBER 22, 1912. TWELVE PAGES,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
mADERO SIDE i
Federal Officers Are De
serting to Join Rebel
CRISIS BELIEVED NEAR
Demand of Government for
Surrender of Vera Cruz Is
Washington. Oct. 22. Advices Indi
cate the battle for the possession of
Vera Crur will begin today, if It has
not already started. Representations
of the Mad to government assured the
United State it would safeguard
Mexico City, Oct. 22. -While the
rebel movement under Felix Diaz is
generally regarded here as dwindling
in strength, there is a strong suspi
cion that many government officials
in well as army men simply are await
ing the trend of events to espouse the
uln.tn. .1.1.. T .. - ! .. t.A .. w
prcted conflict between rebels and fed
irals at Vera Cruz is awaited anxious-,
ly on all sides.
Kl;lM K TO M IIIIKMIKH.
Vera Cruz, Oct. 2-'. Demand for the
nirrender of the city was sent yester
day by General Beltran, federal com
mander Diaz, replying, said lie wan
M.rry the situation would compel him
to offer forcible defense. He asked
l.ritran to fix a time for the evacua
tion of non-combatants. Beltran noti
lled the American consul he would not
littack the city before the lapse of 24
hours and that in the meantime Amer
icans should seek sufety.
I . . ltli.
Captain Hughes, commander of the
rtniner Mes Moines, warned the fed
eral naval commander that any breach
of a ironii not to participate nor
fre In the direction of the city would '
t'f considered n hnntlle act toward thi'asn- 'n some rases the stub end of j
I tilted States. There Is strong opln-'"" order would be filled in and for-;
! In the city th,t the federals ulf I-, warded to the postmaster of a small
rmtelv will Join the Dlnz movement. ' wn. The order would then be pre- j
Mnnterery. Oct 22 - Thirty federal j
rfflcers. Including captains and lieuten
nits of several relment8 stationed
here, deserted today to Join Ptttz.
GIRL TO TESTIFY
Chicago, Oct. 22. The federal grand
Jury today began Investigation of the
Jack Johnson I. ueile Cameron affair
in the hope of establishing a charge
that the pugilist had violated the
Mann act by causing the Cameron girl
and other young women to be brought
1o the city for illegal purposes.
l.urtle Cameron and her mother
were the first witnesses. The mother
pleaded with the girl to tell all she
knew of her relations with the negro.
J -nolle, according to plans, will tell
the Jury her relations with the negro
Immediately after her mother has
ompted her testimony.
"Jack" Curley, the fight promoter,
wanted as a, witness, appeared In
A rumor gained circulation that Lu
die. Cameron has agreed to return to
Minneapolis and give up Johnson.
F. E. Daulelson, a white saloonkeep
er at whce home Johnson and the
anieron girl are said to have lived for
two weeks, was called as a witness.
Mayor Harrison ordered ail music
and other entertainment In Jak John
son's cafe stopped. Search was made
today for a colored woman employed
at Johnson's cafe who said she shot
the champion in the foot several days
uko. Johnson denies the report. Ked-
ral authorities are Investigating a re
jort that there Is In existence a clear
lug house in Chicago for procuring
white girls for well-to-do negroes.
WILSON A WRITER
OF OWN LETTERS
rr.nreton. N. J, Oct. 22 Besides
t-:t.: his own tailor and valet. Gover
nor WiUon today demonstrated he
uld be his ow n stenographer and sec
retary He dirtated a numoer of let
ti rs to his stenographer and sent him
away to trausiribe them. Then he dic
tatid a numb.r of letters to himself.
He has written shorthand since a boy.
He rroi.ght forth an old fashioned type
writ r. "( cnotrurte l for a right-hander."
a.-, he described it. He pounded
out letters at measured speed, address
ed envelopes, folded letters, licked
'au;i8, and u.a.ld them.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Fair tonight and Wednesday, contin-
; ued cold tonight, rising temperature
Temperature at 7 a. m, 43. Highest
yesterday. 67, lowest last night, 43.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m.. 10 miles '
Precipitation, 1.09 Inches.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m.. 92, at
7 a. m.. 85.
Stage of water, 8.8, a rise of .2 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Son sets 5:10, rises 6:21. Evening
stars: Mercury. Venus, Mars, Jupiter.
Morning star: Saturn.
IN BIG SWINDLE
Chicago, Aug. 22. Letters of a self
confessed woman criminal to tne lead
er of her band yesterday gave the clew
to the size and extent of one of the
most effective money order swindle ,
gangs that the country has ever
knnu-n rrrrdin to General James E.
Stuart, chief postofflce Inspector. The
story of the operations of the band ;
came to light with the arrest of MrB.
KHna Phinit,u inns i.a Salle avenue !
s.nrHinL, i funeral Smart the
' woman is one of a band of 10
i have, 1- i lit ,;ist tw years. for?-I '
and negotiated nearly $ 00,000 worth of
bogus postal money orders. The op-1
erations of the gang have extended
from coast to coast. Thomas J. Shar-'
. . !
der arrest at Crown Point, Ind., on a
charge of forgery and attempt to de-
fraud the federal government, is said !
to be the leader of the gang and the
man to whom Mrs. Phillips wrote the
letters which linally brougnt about her
Another woman and seven men, still
at large, form the rest of the gang, but
the federal ofllcers declare that their
natnea and present locations arelu,"'-v 01
known. j ",,e 63 self-preservation was the
The plan of operation perfected by ! first law of nature. I had to testify
the gang was successful by reason of i against Becker to save my life."
its simplicity. Sinai; outlying postal' "What did Webber say?"
stations were robbed by the malj HKni F.sits wokhv.
rjiembers of the gang, blank money or- ; "He Paid, 'I'm the happiest man in
r rs and federal franked stationary the world. That Rosenthal
being stolen. The men filled in the ; is dead, and I don't have to worry
blanks for amounts never less than $50 ' about him getting me now. Jack, it
nor more tha. end turned xfctitu j
over to the women confederates to ;
'nted and cashed by one of the worn-
en. Another method of cashing the
, worthless paper was based on the ere-
I At .),.. I 1
After the postal pay stations had been
closed for the night tlie woman would i
offer to pay her hotel bill with one of i
the orders. '
Mrs. Phillips makeg her headfjuar-,
ters In Chicago, but for about five
months sne has been in the east. She
wrote on an average of twice a week,
to Sharum, who maintained headquar-'
ters at Indiana Harbor. These letters, j
the federal operatives say. show that
she had a strong affection for Sharum.
Two months ago the latter was ar
rested in Indiana Harbor while trying
to pass a worth. ess order purported to
be signed by an official of the Gary
Among the letters from Mrs. Phil
lips to Sharum's address was one in
wnicn sne saia sne was anxious about nfre. Tnree others were seriously in
him and was returning to Chicago to'r(.i.
find out what was the matter. j .
bhe arrived last Saturday, went to
her 1-a Stile avenue quarters, and was
Immediately taken Into custody by
Deputy I'nited States Marshals A. E.
Germer and A. B. Otto. To them she
is said to have confessed ner part in
the operations of the gang, bnt stead
fastly refused to reveal the names of
the other eight members.
She was arraigned before United
States Commissioner Mark A. Foote'
yesterday afternoon and remanded to
the county Jail until Friday morning.
Mrs. Phillips appeared before Com
missioner Foote yesterday gowned in
a purple broadcloth tailored suit, with
suede shoes and picture hat trimmed
with purple willow plumes.
May Use Voting Machines.
Springfield, III, Oct. 22. The su
preme court ordered a writ of manda
mus compelling the election commis
sioners of Chicago to furnish all elec-j
tion precincts with ballot boxes and
toting booths. Voting machines can
be used in such precincts as the com
missioners have selected or may select
for installation, but each voter must
have the option of voting ballots or
rrachine without a suggestion by the
judges of election as to which method.
be should use.
Clapp Committee Recesses.
Washington. Oct 22. No witnesses
will be examined today by the Clapp
committee. A number of witnesses
have been subpoenaed for tomorrow.
Clapp said it was probable after to
morrow's hearing the committee will
adjourn until after election.
Gibson Indicted for Murder.
Middleton. N. Y, Oct 22 Burton W.
Gibson, a New York lawyer, was in
dieted today for murder in the first
degree, accused of killing a client, Mrs.
Recalls a Witness Who
Shows Gamblers' Con
JACK ROSE IS QUOTED
Attorneys on Both Sides Are
Surprised at the Action of
New York, Oct. 22. The defense In
tne Becker trial rested at noon with-
out calling Becker to the stand. Jus-
tjce Goff declined to ;el the uefense
rest and reopened the case without
motion from counsel In order to take
further testimony along the line of an
aU,1Ked conspiracy against. Becker by
Kose, Webber, Vallon and Schepps.
"Jack ' Sullivan was recalled by
Sullivan had previously testified for
"There were certain Questions put
bv tne defease to this witness which I
excluded before,- said Judge Goff to
frf nt -rc finnnciil fnw t ho A of en ea T
now Permit -vou to Put those QUS
Mclntyre declined, as he preferred
' llle Las' sl",lu- mv"e
tyre's viporous objections, Goff direct-
led the district attorney to ask the wit
ness questions "in the interest of the
"What did Rope say to you in the
! council room?" asked the district at-
. . . , c . . 1 1 :
haw all been fixed up by' The" district at
torney for you to corroborate ua when
we testify. We are all Jews. What
do we care about that dutch Bicker,
Srllivan testified he told Rose he
would rather go to jail six years than i
to swear Becker's life awnv. Melntvre
said, after recess. "I am not ready to
sum up. 1 will h ave the court ronm
first. None of us seems to know where
Justice Goff declared the case clos
ed for both sides at 3 o'clock.
Both stdeg will sum up tomorrow.
Goff will charge the jury Thursday.
BANKER IS KILLED
IN AUTO PLUNGE
Elgin, 111., Oct. 22 A. C. Glassburn,
a banker of Tamplco, 111., was killed j
early today when his automobile I
plunged off a bridge at the foot of a J
steep incline eight miles southeast of
MOVE ON TURKEY
Belgrade, Oct. 22. Four Servia arm
ies are advancing slowly into Turkish
I territory, but are meeting stubborn
i resistance from Turkish troops.
A general attack on Uskup by Ser-
liana is evneoteri tnriav A Servian
army is approaching Prishtina had ; a dealer in commercial paper, develop
a serious engagement yesterday with ' ei a s,er- surrounding the manner
40.0(h) Turks and Arnaut irregulars.
The Servian losses were consider
able and those of the Turks are be- ,
lievert In hav. heen verv hcavv
The Servians captured the entrance
to the pass. The Turks returned and
the Servians passed onto the Plains
AUiens, uci. "-me lursisn army
is fleeing in panic from Dhisikata, on
the way to the Turkish town of Servia
In the north. Greek troops are pursu-
Berlin, Oct. 22. Two hundred Turk
ish soldiers were killed and many ser
iously injured when a train was de
railed and fell over a step embank-
m,rt An the r. 11 rctl A frfltil Sir.vm-j In'
London. Oct. 22.-Greek troops land -
ed today at KaUrina, Turkish terri -
tory on the Gulf of Salenik. 70 miles
from the fortness.
Stabs Husband During Nightmare,
Evansville, Ind , Oct. 22. Seized
with a nightmare Sunday night Mrs.
Ada Jones grabbed a pair of scissors
nd stabbed her husband The hna -
band screamed, neighbors rushed in
and Mrs. Jones was arrested. In spite
of her story she was fined in police
ICoHfcS Tt j v
The city of Munich has established a municipal dog slaughter house, where dogs are killed for local consump
tion. Dog meat is said to have become very popular there, and it has been suggested that American cities fol
PLAN TO WIND UP
Wilson Not to Speak Unless
Roosevelt Reappears on the
Stump in New York.
New York, Oct. 22. Campaign man
agers are making arrangements for
the windup of the presidential fight.
Roosevelt's injury, the voluntary with
drawal of Wilson from the stump, and
the fact that neither Taft nor Sher
man has participated in active work in
the campaign, has resulted in a change
of plans. The democratic campaign will the people of the natiou for his "splen
now center in Pennsvlvania. accord-U'd work." The president's letter
ng to statements made here. A score!
of democratic speakers will be sent
into that state. The republican fight
will be quickened in the east. Secre
tary Knox will deliver a number of
speeches in eastern cities, and It is
expected Senator Lodge and Secretar-
ie8 Meyer. Nage and Wilson will join
the republican speaking force.
Senator Dixon has determined to
leave to the doctors the question ct't ft numerous industries whichl"' the Illinois Steel company; A. B.
Roosevelt's appearance Oct. 30, at a j Prosper because they are protected j Keller, secretary-treasurer, president
nrnirreRKlve rnllv in MaHknn Knnare I and Which Day good wages to thOUS-!or tne Q&T7 Y- C. A., and W. A.
garden. New York. Should he speak
there, Wilson probably will speak in
the same hall at a democratic rally
the following night.
Democratic leaders have determined
upon Colorado, Idaho. Nebraska, Kan-
sas, Nevada and New Jersey as states
w here they will concentrate efforts to
carry legislatures, with the hope of
electing democrats to succeed republi
cans in the I'nited States senate.
RUSSIAN CROWN PRINCE
IN A SERIOUS CONDITION
St. Petersburg, Oct. 22. The Rus
sian crown prince, Grand Duke Alexis,
is serio"sly ill at the imperial hunting
Spala, Russian Holland, as !
the. result of an accident while hunt
ing Oct. 15. The crown prince is only
eight years old.
Chicago, Oct. 22. At the inquest to-
day on the death of Charles Hopper, 52,
: in w hich he received a bullet wound in
I the brain. The widow testified he us
i ually carried a small satchel in which
"uc"lJ' ioiiu iai 6c euma
i .. .. t : .j l
j Robert Barr Dead
j indon, Oct. 22 Robert' Barr, the
i sf ottish novelist, is dead. He was an '
honorary M. A. of the University of
St. Louis, Oct. 22. Manager Roger
Bresnahan of the St Louis Mtiuut.i
' y"da- wa8 discharged as manager
1 , team! to a friend
wnen Brf8n. V? 'M"'
wa,n,td cUed hia contract- .wh,ch
! 6ttll has three years to run. A man
i close to those who control the clu'j
' declared Bresnahan would make a
j fight, in the courts to compel the club
to respect the contract. Mrs. Helen
' Brit ton. owner cf a majority interest
in the club. President Jones and At -
, torney MocKer were present wnen
' Bresnahan was discharged.
Ii is reported the meeting broke up
CONSTERNATION IN DOG
In a row and that there would be an
other conference. Bresnahan today
would not admit he knew of any ac-
TAFT SEES PERIL
IN THE ELECTION
Beverly, Mass., Oct. 22. White
house officials last night made public
a letter from President Taft to John
Wanamaker of Philadephjla dealing
with some of the issues of the cam
paign and thanking Mr. Wanamaker
in his own behalf and on behalf of
deals almoRt exclusively with the tar
iff and prosperity, which he declared
largely due to protection.
The letter in part reads:
"Wholly apart from the respective
I merits of the protective and the tariff
fo" revenue policies, it must be ob-
vioua to thinking men that so radical
a change cannot be effected without a
period of readjustment, the wining
ands of employes
"Even were it admitted and I do
not admit it that ultimately this re
adjustment would be successful, and
that our present protected and pros
perous industries could be replaced by
others which would, thrive without
protection, what of the transition pen
iod? How would fare the wage earner
w-ho was thrown out of employment
for a year or more, and who in many
instances would be compelled to learn
a new trade?
"With plenty of employment, at
good wages and the prices of food
stuffs falling in some instances, in
others, about to fall, the wage earner
Is Just on the eve of garnering his har-
vest, and if the existing conditions
are ut changed by a political upheav
al, we will see the balances in the
savings banks grow In the next four
years as never before.
"We have experimented In the past
with the tariff theories of our demo
cratic friends. You will recall as clear
ly as I do the distress which followed
the passage of the Wilson bill. Is
there not a certain significance in the
fact that It is another Wilson who
would again subject us to such an ex
periment. Wilson and prosperity are
words that refuse to go together in
our American history.
"The election of a democratic pres
ident would mean the election of a
democratic Eenate and house, and the
present congress has proved how sav-
agely and with what recklessness the
democrats would deal w ith the tariff
if they were in full control of the ex -
ecutive and the legislative branches
of the government. I cannot under -
stand how any American voter cn
fail to see that by throwing away his
vote on the third party, or by voting
to put the democrats in pow er in the
White bouse and in congress, he is as
surely courting disaster as is the
small child playing with matches."
TRANSPORT PRAIRIE IS
FINALLY REPORTED SAFE
Washington, Oct 22. The naval
transport Prairie, with 750 marines
wnicn naa not been ceard from since;
Oct. 2, and for whose safety fears had i
, been entertained, arrived sa'e at San '
liomingo city last r.ignt.
It had not
! rt ported to Washington because of cut
j tables at San Dcmingo.
COUNTRY JOINS IN
TRIBUTE TO RUGH
Gary Citizens to Build Monu
ment to Cripple Who Sac
rificed His Life.
Gary, Ind., Oct. 22. Letters and tel
egrams from every state In the union,
testifying to the heroism of "Billy"
Hugh and expressing regret for the
newsboy hero's untimely death, poured
into Gary yesterday. Hundreds con
tained offers of financial assistance In
previding a memorial. Several were
accompanied by checks for that pur
pose. At a meeting of citizens In Gary
hall last night Mayor T. E. Knotts ap
pointed a committee of three to take
charge of the memorial project, re
ceive contributions and make arrange
ments for the erection of a monument.
Those appointed are William P. Glea
sen, chairman, general superintendent
Wirt, superintendent of the Gary
Contributions will be received by
Mr. Keller at the First National bank
in Gary, where those already secured
have been deposited.
Among letters received yesterday
was one from a girls' club In Lima,
Ohio, where Miss Ethel Smith, for
whose life "Billy" Rugh sacrificed his
leg, and eventually his own life, for
merly lived. The girls pledged them
selves to contribute $300 to the memo
J. Hamilton Lewis of Chicago, demo
cratic candidate for United States sen
ator, wrote: "Congratulations to you
and the patriotic Christian people who
have made the world behold that In
America real heroes, who suffer and
die for their fellow men, are praised
and glorified beyond warriors and
Another letter was from Mrs. Abble
FarweU-Ferry of Lake Forest, 111. She
enclosed a check for So, stating that
she is a widow and lost her only son
a short time ago by the same disease
that caused Rugh's death pneumonia.
Charles Smith, father of Ethel Smith,
w as at the meeting last night. He made
a short address, eulogizing the dead
"By this act I am the happiest man
in the Lnited States tonight," he said
"My daughter is better now than she
has been since the operation. She was
taken downstairs this evening and ate
dinner with the family for the first
I time since she was burned."
The Gary common council last night
! passed the following resolution:
j "Whereas, The Almighty Providence
j has removed from us William Rugh;
i and, w hereas, in departing from this
I ilfe be showed the highest spirit of
j true heroism in sacrificing his life that
another, a total stranger to him. might j
live; and. whereas, the honor and re
spect of the community and the entire
world are due him.
"Therefore, we. the members of the I
niiuuita count ii ti wie city or ;arv. in i
whicn he lived, do by these, resolutions
acknowledge in a small wav the honor
due his memory."
Woman Falls Dead on Stairway.
Kewanee, 111, Oct. 22. While de-
j m ending a stairway at her home here
j Mrs. Daniel Whisker lell dead from
I heart dibca&e.
SAFE IN OWN
Ex-President on Reaching
Oyster Biy Goes to
Bed for Day.
STANDS JOURNEY WELL
No Demonstration to Celebrate
Return Allowed Children
New York. Oct. 22. The Roosevelt
party arrived shortly after 8 this
morning. The colonel was eating
breakfast. He had risen early and
was fully dressed. There was no dem
onstration, as all persons, except
members of the family, were barred
from the train shed. The colonel's
wound was oozing some, but he was
in excellent condition. The physician's
bulletin stated Roosevelt was very
cheerful after a good night's sleep. He
was feeling very well and stood the
FLOWERS FROM CHILDREN.
The colonel's special car and the car
of the physicians and newspapermen
were detached and started for Oyster
Bay. At Syosset, four miles from Oys
ter Bay, which was reached at 8:30,
a stop was made. Here, to avoid the
crowd at Oyster Bay, Roosevelt left
the train. He walked unassisted to
a waiting automobile and was driven
to Sagamore Hill. Flowers sent to
Sagamore Hill by school children of
Nassau county were the only tokens
of public welcome at the homecoming
of Roosevelt: Upon receipt of tele
grams from the colonel's physicians
nnd Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., all dem
onstrations were abandoned out of
consideration for the colonel's health.
GOES TO BED.
When Roosevelt arrived at Sagamore
Hill his wound was dressed and he
went to bed, with Instructions to re
main quiet all day. The physicians
said the wound showed no ill effects
from the trip.
TRAGEDY IN RESTAURANT
Man Fatally Stabs Companion and
Then Suicides In St. Louis.
St. Louis. Oct 22. Before 200 pat
rons of a popular cafe here last night.
a well dressed, unidentified man sud
denly drew a butcher knife from his
pocket and stabbed to death bis woman
companion and then took his own life
with the same instrument. The wo
man, w ho was fashionably dressed and
wore diamonds and other jewels, also
Is unidentified. The man had a post
card In his pocket addressed to L. D.
Morell, East St. Louis and signed by
Hannah C. Kelly, Dayton, Ohio. The
couple had been in the cafe quietly
drinking for half an hour before the
DECLARES MAN IS KIMMEL
Surgeon Who Operated on Claimant
Says Eyes Changed.
St. Louis. Mo, Oct. 22. The defense
in the suit to colleot two $10,000 In
surance policies on the life of George
A. Kimmel, had its Inning here yes
terday. At the morning session of
court. Dr. Loren Wilder of Chicago,
who last spring performed an opera
tion on the head of the claimant, tes
tified that an old injury to the man's
head had caused Insanity and that
similar Injuries had been known to
cause the color of the victim's eyes
to change. Both the mother and sis
ter of Kimmel have frequently said
that one reason for refusing to recog
nize the ex-convict as Kimmel was that
the eyes of the former prisoner were
r.ot the color of Kimmel's at the time
of his disappearance. In the after
noon Mrs. W. E. Lardner of Duluth,
Minn, testified that for five years she
vas Kimmel's sweetheart at Nlles.
Mich, and that when she visited the
nian in the Auburn, N. Y, prison she
Instantly recognized him as the miss
ing Kansas hank cashier. Mrs. Kate
! W N'oble of Niles said she had visited
,n Auburn prisoner and was confident
he was the misBfng man.
Coal Miner Cuts His Throat.
Taylorville, 111, Oct. 22. Anton
Yuknis. a coal miner, killed himself
by cutting his throat with a razor.
TO END GAMBLING
Hammond, Ind, Oct. 22. Company
M. Third infantry, Indiana national
! uard, arrived this morning prepared
i 1 March on Mineral Springs race
tiack to suppress alleged gambling in
connection with a racing meet.
Forty members of Company F, Third
iLfantry, national guard, are enroute
from South Bend.
The militia took charge of the track
ai prevented races today.