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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 13.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1912. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SHOUT I HOUR
Tremendous Ovation for
PROSPERITY WILL LIVE
Governor Declares the Fight Is
for the Interest of the
New York, Nov. 1. Last night was
Wilson night in New York. The demo
cratic nominee for the presidency ad
dressed a big rally in the Bronx and a
tremendous assemblage of voters in
Madison Square garden. where the
demonstration that greeted him lasted
one hour and three minutes.
The ovation began when Mr. Wilson
reached the garden at 9:11 o'clock. It!
was 10:14 before be could begin his
Mr. Wilson replied to the talk of his
opponents that, the prosperity of the
country would be affected by his elec
tion. He pointed to the betting odds
lr. Wall street, so largely In favor of
democratic success. This was what he
called his "answer In a nutshell,"
showing, he declared, that there is not
the slightest prospect or any check in:. Mr. Sulzer; "the people are coming
the country s prosperity. The only way
the prosperity of the country could b
injured, he said, was by the deliberate
efforts of Wall street.
KIC.IIT FOR THK AVKHA'.K M.
"The gentlemen in Wall street
don't bet on their rwn destruction,"
he said, "and they don't go to their
business ml ing and complacent.
wh-n they expect a deluge next "These conditions are a menace to
week." ! civilization," he aiid d, "and they can
When Mr. Wilson reached Niblo's , be remedied only through a demo
hall In the Bronx, where he mado his'cra'ie administration."
f.rct rpeech of the evening, a big Representative Oscar W. Under-(-cd
had gathered. He was given wood, democratic leader of the hous
a demons' ration lasting 10 minutes.
"What I am fighting for personal
is. " he paid, "is that the average man
be i'ot kept down and denied oppor
t unity. What 1 object to in the pros
perity of the coun'ry is that too smsll
a number of persons originate and
nonage the prosperity and the rest,
of us merely get hat Is left over aft-,
er they are satisfied. J
"If Mie government of the United i
Stnteg is not suited to the fortune j
und hopes of the average man, then i
It ought, not to be maintained to the
bcnellt of the minority.
"But suppose, for example, that I
should be elected president of the:
United States: it is a reasonable, hy
A great, shout Interrupted the gov
ernor. The demonstration of cheers
lasted several minutes.
VAT! B KIG IN OFFICE.
"What I wanted you to do was to
wait for the rest of the sentence,"
continued the nominee with a laugh.
"Suppose I should be elected the
fifth of November, and everybody
would say the sixth of November,
'Well, he has got the job and It Is up
Now what do you suppose
would happen? Nothing. You've got
to stay on the Job and back me up,
or there la nothing In It,
"There ts no use putting men In
office unless you are going to help
them know your needs. No man can
think the thoughts of a nation. The
leader must know and think. What
Is there In leadership if there Is no
one to follow?"
The candidate asserted "the whole
dibappolntment of the campaign" to
him Ad been that "it looked like a
fight 'at the outset and became no
f ght at a'.L"
"The gentlemen who were to have
crossed swords with us have declin
ed and have fallen upon empty bog
ies." he added.
TALKS OF RECIPROCITY.
The nominee argued that the dem
ocrats In the session of congress re
cently adjourned had proposed a re
duction of duties similar U) that
whtch President McKlnley In a re
publican administration had advocat
ed. He declared that when the Ding
ley bill was passed everybody admit
ted that the duties were too high, but
that the tariff embodied a provision
by which the secretary of state was
authorized to negotiate reciprocal
treaties to bring the duties down to
20 per cent, but the senate prevented
The democratic house, he added,
had proposed an average reduction
equivalent to that advocated by Pres
ident McKlnley. ret Ita tariff bill
had been vetoed.
Several times during tAat speech
there were prolonged demonstrations
FORF. ASTd WII.SOV9 VICTORT.
The nominee motored to .adison
Square garden, picking np William F.
McCcmbs. national chairman, at his
hotel. The party reached the garden
at 9:11 o'clock, when a thundering
demonstration was begun. Repre
sentative Wi lUm Sulzer, democratic
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Fair and continued cool tonight with
the lowest temperature slightly below
the freezing point. Saturday, fair and
Temperature at 7 a. m, 33. Highest
yesterday, 43, lowest last night, 32.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 8 miles
Precipitation, .01 inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m, 84, at
7 a. m, 79.
Stage of water, 3.5, a fall of .1 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Sun sets 4:56. rises (5:32. Evening!
stars: Mercury. Venus. Mars. Jupiter.
Morning star: Saturn. November con
rtellatlon: Ursa Major (Great Dipper,
doe north, low; Praoo. Ursa Minor;
Hercules and Ophiuchiis. west-northwest,
low, Lyra; Cygnus (Crossi and
Cassiopeia (form of letter W) In Milky
way; Aqulla. low in west: Caprlcornus.
Aquarius. Pegasus. Andromeda. Oetux:
Eiidanus, ea.it-southeast. low: Ares.
Taurus. Orion (three stars, "the belt."
In line, due east). Perseus. Anrigs:
Gemini, with twin stars Castor and
Tollux. rising. Bright stars of the1
month: Alpbeeea, Altair: Formalh.itit.
south southwest, low: Alplierat. Alde
baran (redi. Copella. Vega. Algol: Ulgel
and Betelgeux. In Orion: Sirius. Plan
ets In November: Mercury Venus.
Mars, Jupiter. Satorn.. Evening stars
of the month: Mercury. Venus. Mnrs
(1st to 4thi. Jupiter. Snturn (2-Td to
SOtht. Morning stars: Saturn (1st to
23d. Mars i4tn to .mtht. Milky way
extends due ont and west: meteors
due 11th to l.'.th and 24th to Sth.
candidate for governor, who opened
the rally at the garden, received an
ovation that lasted several minutes, i
"This is a democratic year," said j
Into their own. JuBt as sure as the j
sun rise tomorrow. Woodrow Wil-i
son will be the next resident of the
. uiieu iT l L t n.
The speaker declared the demo- ; nove aenuiteiy to put an ena to me
cratic party was leading a fight to re- Turkish rule in Europe. It is the be
duce the "excessive taxation" that : lief of me diplomats that the Bul
had brought about a steady increase : garians will be impelled to odcupy
i -v i!..:... ! Pnnutantinnnlo hv military and Other
was accorded a vociferous greeting.
He had talked only a few minutes,
however, when Mr. Wilson arrived at
the Garden. Mr. Underwood retired
before the storm of applause that
greeted the prcsidautlal candidate.
CLAIM IS UPHELD
St. Ixniis. Mo , Nov. 1. The Kinirael
"claimant" failed to prove his identity
to the satisfaction of the jury, for it
last night returned a verdict In favor j enormous in dead, wounded and pris
of Mrs. Edua K. Bonslett, who was j oners, as well as ammunition and
suing In the state district court to col- ; supplies.
lect two $10,0i)0 Insurance policies on j
the life of her brother. George A. Kim- '
mel, who disappeared in Kansas City
Mrs. Bonslett was allowed $20,4C0,
including Interest. The verdict was
received last night after the jurors
had deliberated two hours. The claim
ant, who had whiled away the time
, propounding mathematical questions I
to the court deputies, smiled slightly
and silently walked from the court
This was the fourth trial of the case.
Mrs. Bonslett was before given a fa
vorable verdict in the United States
district coust. but lost on an appeal
Twice Jurors failed to arrive at a con
clusion. Klmmel was a bank cashier In Ar
Kansas City, Kan. The claimant for-
j merly was a prisoner in the Auburn,
j N. Y., penitentiary, where he was
known as Andrew J. (Turkey) White.
He tried to prove his identity as Kim
mel through recalling alleged former
associates and incidents in Niles.
Major Larrabe Dead.
Washington, Nov. 1. Major Charles
F. Larrabee, former assistant commis
sioner of Indian affairs. Is dead.
THREAT OF DEATH
New York. Nov. 1. Rumors of a plot
to assassinate District Attorney Whit
man through the medium of thugs
from Chicago found basis today when
It became known Whitman received
the following unsigned telegram:
"Look out for four men coming on
Chicago train at 3 p. m. Saturday."
Whitman previously received a let
ter warning him a plot against his life
was on foot because of his prosecution
of Lieutenant Becker.
Monte Cristo Under Fire.
Washington, Nov. 1. Monte Cristo.
a town of 5.000. in the Dominican re
public, on the north coast, has been
under fire by rebels since Sunday, ac
cording to advices. There are very
few Americans there.
Bulgarians, With Much
the Smaller Army,
FIRST CAPTURE TRAIN
Way Is Opened to Constantin
ople May Bring Compli
cations Ship Sunk.
London, Nov. 1. The Turkish army
on which the fate of the Ottoman em
pire depended has been out-generaled
and out-fought. Grave doubts are ex
pressed and repeated even In Constan
tinop'.e, as to whether the remnants
of the immense but disorganized army
of the Sultan will make any serious
attempt to hold Tschatalja, 25 miles
from the Turkish capital.
Foreigners in Constantinople are
fearful for the Bafety of Christians of
Turkish towns, and the European pow
ers have dispatched warships. The
Bulgarians are not likely to give the
Turks much time to organize. The oc-
icupation today of Demotica by Bul
! garians shattered any hope that the
garrison at Adrlanople may have had
for deliverance from that quarter.
Other parts of the line of the invad-
pul.ing themselves together
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considerations. While nuiganans uts-;
claim any ambition to retain Constan-
stinnnie thev consider the Quickest
way of arranging pence will be to dic
tate It to tnrkev in its own eanltal.
The Bulgarians will be able at the
same time to protect Christian rest
Snfla Knv 1 Details of the rout
. , ,, . .
of the immense Turkish army by the
Bulgarians show the Bulgarian forces j
were numerically far interior. 1 ne
Turkish army, reported at 200,000,
was under the command of Nazim
Pasha, minister of war. wno was as-1
' aisled by some of the aolest l urkisn
generals. The Turks resisted desper
ately, but were unable to withstand
the fierce onslaught of the impetuous
Bulgarians, and fltd in great disorder
The Turkish losses are reported
The capture of a Turkish iiiilltary
train nrB. Lule Burgas gave the Ual
gar.uns an imnunse advantage.
Kustennje, Roumanla, Nov. 1. By
Wireless From Constantinople.) The
defeat of the Turks under Nazim Pasha
opens the way to Constantinople fur
the Bulgarians. This. In the opinion
of diplomats, may bring about Euro
pean complications. In the event of
the hordes of demoralized soldiers fall
ing back on the capital it is difficult
to foresee what human intervention
could save the city from sack and
pillage. This fear Is present with most
inhabitants, who realize the fate of the
Turkish empire hangs in the balance.
TIBK SHIP IS SIWK.
Athens, Nov. 1. The Turkish battle
ship Felh-I-Bulend was sunk last niht
in the gulf of Saloniki by a Greek
tcrpedoe boat The Greek commander's
daring enterprise was carried out un
der the guns of the Turkish forts with
out observation. The torpedo boat es
Constantinople, Nov. 1. The sinking
of the Turkish battleship Feth-I-Bulend
by a Greek torpedo boat in the gulf
of Salonika is confirmed. The war
ship sank in five minutes. Part of the
crew was on shore at the time, so the
number of lives lost is not known.
Nearly all the crew of the Feth-I-Bu
lend were saved. The boilers exploded
as she sank.
GREEKS OCrtPV I SI. A Ml.
Athens, Nov. 1. Greeks today occu
pied the Turkish island of Samotbrace
In the Aegean sea. Its population is
5,000, mostly Christians.
Sofia, Nov. l. Bulgarians today oc
cupied the Turkish town of Demotica,
cutting off the possibility of communi
cation between Adrlanople and Con
stantinople. XKtiOTlATISG TERMS.
Vienna. Nov. 1. Negotiations are in
progress between representatives of
Bulgaria. Servia, Montenegro and
ureece wiin a view to reaching an
agreement In regard to their demands
from Turkey at the conclusion of hos
tilities, according to the Neue Freie
Berlin, Not. 1 The powers have
not yet agreed whether to Intervene In
I the Balkan war or offer mediation at
jthe present moment, or after the ex-
filter jlSll rM
N. - - fc-i. lr
The shade ol LeoiiiUds:
pected battle at Tohatalja, 25 miles
Belgrade, Nov. 1. The third levy of
conscripts has been ordered by the
a nflto Tho clroni.ll, f tho Scrvion
armies astonished inhabitants of the
conquered country, particularly Mns-
sulmau Arnauts. These are now aban
doning the Turks and are taking the
oatn allegiance to King Peter. They
disclosed the names of authors of the
massacres of Christians.
Sofia, Nov. 1. An official newgpa-
ahu, .,. i v. . miwj
peace it must negotiate, directly with
tlon of tne powerB."
FATE OF THORNTON
IS STILL A MYSTERY
Lockport, 111., Oct. 31. Editor Ar
gus: It may interest, you and your
readers to know some of the replies
we have received in answer to our in
quiry concerning the General Fry and
the General Thornton, which you so
kindly published. i
Mrs. S. M. Shaver of Seneca, who is
80, and formerly lived in Lockport,
says that the first canal boat launched
was the William Gooding. It was
built near the old stone warehouse
at lockport, and she was one of the
children taken on its first excursion
The oldest official registration of
the General Thornton has been found
by Collector John O'Donnell of Otta
wa and shows that Noah R. Smith of
La Salle county registered as its
owner in July, 1856.
Other official records seem to show
that the Thornton was actually in op-
eration before this and that it carried
the New Orleans sugar and molasses
to Chicago in 1848. Just before this
trip the General Fry exhibited the
record of being the first boat to trav
erse the length of the canal.
A. I. Hartshorn and C. W. Culver
of La Salle recall that both the Thorn
ton and the Fry were built by Isaac
Hardy in La Salle, near the present
gas piant, in lata, u is tneir impres -
ctrtn that hnth hrnKH mnnnnps In tho
fhiMFn rivor during a rinnrt nn their
first trip and drifted into the lake,
where they sank.
O'Donnell's record would seem to
show that this was not true of the
Thornton. Frank Guernsey of Mor
ris also denies that this waa the fate
of the General Fry. He claims that.
me rry pIu.,B a ic ai a Jirrm . faave nQ tffect fcn the voter8 who Dai.
dock, as dragged to one side of the i iot on!y for electors
channel into a wide-water and allowed j chairman Hilles of the republican
to sink near the Lupton & Barr ware- nationa, committee said that the na
house. This was about 1851 or 1S52. tional committee would be called to
Parts of the hull remained In sight ! nieet in Chicago one week af;er elec
tor many years, ne says.
These statements seemto contain
the mo6t accurate information to date,
but fail to solve the mystery of the
disappearance of the General Thorn
ton, the first canal boat to carry a
New Orleans cargo Into Chicago
It is a long Jump from 1848 to the
present, but it is interesting to note
I that this month the lakes to gulf com-
meree has been revived. The steamer
Dubuque will leave La Salle soon with
a 1.000 ton cargo for New Orleans.
Its return cargo will be transferred
to canal barges and sent from La
Salle to Chicago.
Very truly yours.
THE MODERN THERMOPYLAE
the great Mars! How war has changed since, my Uay,
IN THE PLAGE
National " "Co mm if Fee
-Called to Make a
MENTION SEVERAL MEN
There Is to" Be No Choice, How
ever, Until After the
New York, Nov. 1. At national
republican headquarters members of
the inner council said that Vice
President Sherman's successor on
the ticket, would undoubtedly be a man
of "progressive tendencies."
A number of men were mentioned
among them being Governor Hadley
of Missouri; Senator Borah of Idaho;
Senator Cummins of Iowa. Others
suggested are: Senator Root, John
Wanamaker, Senator Burton, ex-Vice
President Fairbanks and Governor
Goldsborough, of Maryland.
Mr. Sherman is the seventh vice
president to die in office, lhere is
no constitutional provision for elect
ing a successor to a vice president
who dies during his term.
The duties of the vice president
are assumed by the president pro
tempore In the senate. Should any
thing incapacitate President. Taft,
Knox would become acting
presiuem. n is iiKeiy ine senate wui:a Bnhlo i,nt hut In iai, ,.
Iu... a 8 able hoy but in later years amass-
: j . , . .
i iuib winter ;ome 10 Home son 01 an
l nereement rw1 seWf a nresMim. nf.
.' EFKKfT O I'OTEHS.
The selaction of a successor to
Vice President Sherman on the re
publican ticket cannot be made until
after the election now, but this wl 1
tion on Nov. 12 to select a successor
to Mr. Sherman on the national tick
et. The power to make a selection is
vested in the nationa: committee un
der party rules.
"No suggestion has been made as
to a possible successor." said Chair-
man Hil.es. "No one has been sug
gested to President Taft, and he didl,!le m!n8 there was complete tran -
not even touch upon the subject be- j QUility. This was largely due to ex -
fn leaving fnr wshin,tnn. Tho tensive military precautions and the
matter is entirely in the hands of the
Germany to Annex Island.
Punta Arenas. Chile, Nov. L It la
reported here that Germany !s about
to acquire an island in the Magellan
channels, to be used as a coaling sta -
tion. The German cruiser Bremen, is
surveying in the vicinity and It la un
derstood that the visit Is connected
with the opening of the Panama canal
and the possibilities for German trade
In South America,
Washington, Nov. 1. The postmaa
ter general has authorized postmas
ters throughout the country to close
postofBces tomorrow, for Vice Presi
dent Sherman's funeral. Postmasters
are directed to use discretion In clos
ing so far as public business will per
mit. Chicago, Nov. 1. The stock ex
change will close tomorrow out of re-
spest for Sherman. The board of trade
also will close tomorrow.
New York, Nov. 1. The stock ex
change will be closed tomorrow out of
respect for Sherman.
Utica, N. Y., Nov. 1. The body of
Vice President Sherman was placed In
a heavy mahogany casket and will be
removed from the home at 2:30 to the
court house, where It will lie In state
from 3 until 9 this evening. The cask
et will rest on a large catafalque drap
ed In black and surrounded by palms.
Members of the national guard will act
as a guard of honor.
Messages of condolence continue to
pour iu from all parts of the world.
The list of names of those reselved
yesterday fills almost two columns In
a morning paper.
REPORT ELK INS' SON DEAD
Message of Man In Exile Denied by
Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 1. After
living In voluntary exile IS years un
der the name of Dr. Frank W. Walker,
a man said to be Frank W. Elkins,
son of former United States Senator
Stephen B. ElklrJs of West Virginia,
died here yesterday. Even his wife
did not know of his true Identity, al
though he admitted to her Walker was
not his name. He began life here as
ed a fortune. He had a peculiar hob
by for collecting diamonds and had
several worth $10,000. Blaine Elkina,
a member of the West Virginia fara
ily, denied the dead man was a mem
ber of their famKy. He said they did
not know him at all
CUBA IS HOLDING
Havana, Cuba. Nov. 1. The day ol
the general election on which the fate
jof the Cuban republic is believed to j The seaport of Acapuko on the Pa
, depend opened auspiciously. Voting iciflc coast of Mexico was virtually de
b' an at 6 and win continue until sun
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aown. inrougnout tne city during
rea'.ization In all quarters that fac-(
ticnal disorders would almost certain-
, ly result in the downfall of the repub-
lie. The first time In the history of
! Cuba the sale of alcoholic liquors was
J prohibited. Reports from the inf!r -
'; ior show order generally was main -
' taintd. '
C. CONWAY IS
Actress Ma!:es a Confes
sion to Chicago Po
FIRST DENIES MURDER
While Hysterical She Accuses
Worthen, Miss Sophia
Chicago, Nov. 1. Charles Conway
and wife, vaudeville performers, ar
rested in Ohio, In connection with the
murder of Sophia Singer at Chicago,
arrived in Chicago today. Conway re
fused to talk more than to reply in
monosylables to questions not Involv
ing the crime for which he is held.
Mrs. Conway apparently was ner
vous and 111 at ease, and from her
the police said they expected the first
break. v The prisoners are being held
at the Stanton avenue station. Blood
stained articles found In the room
where the crime was committed were
brought out, one by one and Mrs. Con
way was asked what she knew about
WORTHEN FACES WOMAN.
William Worthen. the Singer girl's
fiance, was brought Into the Inquisi
torial chamber. He was told to say
nothing, but to listen to the story Mrs.
Conway was telling. Unable to stand
the strain, however, In a tew minutes
Worthen broke out In a bitter denun
ciation of the Conway woman. He
shouted: "You know you did It. You
both did It. You know you killed my
MRS. CONWAY HYSTERICAL.
The woman cried aloud and became
hysterical, shouting wildly: "It'B not
so. You know you killed her your
self." This continued several minutes, the
police interfering to advise the two to
tell the truth. Then all was quiet and
a detective came out for coffee .for
Mrs,,Cbnway who had become faint.
POLICE SBC I' RE CONFESSION.
Later It was reported the police had
obtained a confession from Mrs. Coni
She has owned up to the murder,"
said a police official who announced
the confession, "but says she had lit
tle to do with it She Bays Conway
knocked the Singer girl down with a
'billy' made from a doorknob In a
handkerchief and with a shoelace as
a handle, with the intention of rob
bing the heiress.
"'We thought she had more money
than ehe did,' continued the official's
account of the woman's story.
"Charles did It. All 1 did was to
throw a blanket over hes when we
left. I did not think she was dead,"
She then told the officials, they an
nounced, that she would tell the whole
story, and they sent for a stenographer.
William Worthen, the fiance of the
Singer girl, became hysterical with
Joy when news of the alleged confes
sion was taken to htm. "Thank God,
they have confessed," 1 he shouted.
"Now I am cleared and my father and
mother will be comforted. I knew they
HUSIIAND HEARS SCREAMS.
The Conway woman's husband pac
ed back and forth without knowledge
that an accusation was being made
against him by his wife. When the
door opened he could hear the' screams
of Mrs. Conway, hysterical over the
fact the police had wrung from her an
admission that placed their lives in
Jeopardy. She was not pressed to tell
of the actual killing, because of her
weakened condition. Another dramat
ic scene came when Worthen was
brought before her again and told she
had confessed. Tears streamed from
the faces of both, and for a time neith
er could speak.
Hi:. KOII(,I KKt.
Then the woman began to cry for
mercy and forgiveness. With out
str'tchrd arms Khe sobbed:
"Oh. plea?e forgive me forgive
L, ! it'll, ,t.. ....
Him, ruts me ana ten me yoif
foigive us. lie didn't mean to kill
her. Will; honeBt he didn't."
Worthen extended bis hand and she
covered It with kisses. Then she was
taken to a cell for a rest.
HURRICANE DESTROYS A
FAUNl UUAST SEAPORT
San Juan Del Sur. Nicaraaua. Nov. 1.
stroyed by a hurricane Wednesday
n;gm, according to a wireless.
.hvtB were lost, but a number of
, tives wre Injured.
Rocssvslt to Reply.
Oyster Bay, Nov. 1. Colonel Roose-
i v't today began the preparation of a
' reply to Governor Wilson's speech at
Vadiscn Square garden last night,
', The colonel takes up Wilson's attitude
' toward the truzts In a statement to
jbe niade public probably tomorrow.