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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
ITY-SECOXD YEAR. XO. 15.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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IS IN BANDAGES
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molins,
Generally fair tonight and Tuesday,
cooler. The lowest temperature to
night will be near the freezing point.
Temperature at 7 a. m, 44. Highest
yesterday, 64. lowest last night, 42. j
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 9 miles j
Relative humidity at 7 p. m 52. at
7 a. 68.
Against Roof of Auto
i While Returning to
Stage of water, 8.2, a fall of .3 in
last 72 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:53. rises 6:38. Evening
stars: Mercury. Venus. Jupiter. Morn
ing stars: Saturn, Mars.
The Argus Election Returns
In pursuance with its long-time custom The Argus will flash the election returns
from its building tomorrow night.
Careful arrangements have been made to receive the results from the nation at large
as well as the state, district and county.
Two special telegraph wires as well as long distance telephone service will be em
ployed. The Argus office will be open all night "for the convenience of the public and no ef
fort will be spared to furnish the news of the outcome promptly and accurately.
BY SETTING GUN
Superior, Wis.. Nov. 4. Stumbling
over a hidden "set" gun. Stanley R.
Currie, principal of the Three-Lakes,
Wis, schools, was killed yesterday.
"Set" guns Is against the law and pros
ecution ia expected to follow.
TO END WAR
n, Nov. 4. Governor Wil
about his lacerated scalp
dug into his correspond
said he was not bothered
und received yesterday,
was knocked against the
automobile In which he was
few photographers sought
of ttie governor with the
aster across bis partly
d, but the governor refus
otographed. The governor
ftei noon fur Passaic and
'. J., where he speaks tc
IiiK up his campaign.
.11 RATTLE MAKKtU
Villiaiu J. McDonald, Texas
bodyguard of the governor,
so shaken up in the auto
hap and slightly bruised,
o accompany the governor
the accident was no Joke,"
ie governor today, "there
amusing things about k."
hyslc-tan examined Captain
Id, he said, to see if he was
rually, he was abounded
er of holes In McDonald's
captain was wounded so
in the thrilling days of
. th Texas rangers that'
'H. democratic candidate
S'at-s senator from New
vp the captain dare not
lng because he's so full of
...-.. .T WITH BOOEVEI.T.
The captain once guarded Colonel
huosevelt. He was on a wolf hunt in
f.klahoma with the colonel and at the
In iter's Instate worked on the
Brownsville case. The captal nls near
ly r,0 years old and the shaking he got
1 1 the automobile accident caused one
of his bullet wounds In the right lung
t trouble him.
"1 r:evr killd a man but what was
rhooting at me." Is the captain's in
definite way of answering a question
ar. to how many men he has killed. He
1.' s been guarding Wilson since Roose
vlt wus shot at Milwaukee. The cap
tpin Is a man of means and has a
n nch of his own, with BOO teres un
der cultivation near Fort Worth,
Governor Woodrow Wilson's acci
dent occurred early Sunday morning
when the automobile in which he was
m-umiun uome rrom ilea Han it ran
into a nit In the mala street leading
into the Mttle village of HIghtstown.
throwing him with grat force against
the top of a limousine, ' inflicting a
painful cut In the top of his head.
captain "Silent Bill" McDonald, the
Texas ranger traveling companion of
the governor received a severe Jolt,
but escaped any other injury than a
bruise on his neck.
MAKES L1UIIT OP ACCIDEXT.
"The seious thing about the affair
was that It has made me prematurely
laid." said the governor. He made light
of the accident.
it really amount to nothing at
all." Mr. Wllsitu said. "There merely
was a cut that had to be dressed. . I hn
agine that the most unpleasant feature
will be ha v log to show my new bald spot
to the people In the balconies and
galleries tomorrow night, but I can
stand that If they can."
A sewer had been laid across the
street, the governor said In tel'.ing of
the accident, and a pole cast a shadow
directly across the rut made by the
excavation. The chauffeur saw the
care. The wound was Ju6t deep
enough to cut some of the veins, and
It bled freely, which was a good thing,
although unpleasant at the time. The
physician spent an hour thoroughly
cleansing the cut. It was not necessary
to take stitches, so he applied plas
ters or something of the sort, and
then we continued on our trip. We
reached home about 3:30 and I went
directly to bed and stayed there until
"I felt better after the accident
than I did the entire evening, and I at
tribute that to the bleeding. I have
not even had a headache today, and
that Is the whole story."
When he arose the governor sent
physician, who made an examination
of the wound and found there was
nothing more to be done in its treatment.
MAW MIHr IN CAMPAIGN
Governor Wilson's accident appar
ently Is the least serious of the chain
of four mishaps which have befallen
rr.en prominent in the three leading
parties In the present campaign for
national honors. First came the
breakdown of Senator La Follette at
Philadelphia in January, which prac
tically put him out of the running.
Within the last month Colonel
Roosevelt's active campaign was
brought to a c'.ose by the bullet fired
by Schrank at Milwaukee, which sent
the progressive nominee to the hos
pital. Then followed the fatal Illness of
Vice President Sherman.
TO WILSON IS
Colonel Charges Alliance
in New York to De
BARNES AS THE LEADER
Statement Declares Republicans
Never Had Hope of Vic
tory at Polls.
dark spot, but thought It was only
shadow and did not slow down.
TELLS OK HITTING KIT.
"When the car hit the rut. Captain
McDonald and I hit the top of the
car," the governor said. -We gave
the top of that car a preuy hard
thump, but it did not break. I hit
rib squarely with the top of my head.
It hurt, but I was not stuu'fd even
for a moment, although I did not
know just what had happened.
Captain McDonald did not bounce
s'raiKht up. but rather sideways, and
Instead cf hitting the top squarely be
had a side jolt which hurt probably
more than my cut. His neck and back
were strained, but. fortunately, I am
happy to say, not seriously.
"It wee r.ot the chauffeur's fault at
a 1. He made a mistake which I or
nearly anyone else would have made.
A soon a w struck that rut the
driver stopped th car and backed
M 4 UK HIM I KKI. BKTTF.B.
"W ment to the home of Dr. C. G. I the Canadian
TU.ua, who drested my cut with great j today.
RULE IS CHANGED
IN EQUITY OASES
Washington, Nev. 4. Revolutionary
langes in proceedure In equity cases
in the federal courts of the United
States are effected In revised rules
promulgated today by the supreme
court of the United States. The ob
Joct is to reduce the cost of litigation
and eliminate delays.
Chief Justice White explained the
rules. One was described as primar
ily to remove all unnecessary steps
In modes of pleading and to bring
parties quickly to issue. Another was
described as a restriction In modes of
taking testimony, particularly in par
ent and copyright cases. Another
provides for trial by court instead of
reference of a suit to a referee to
take testimony and report back to the
court. Among the new rules of pro
ceedure is one not referred to by
Justice White in his explanation from
the bench, which would prohibit the
Issue of preliminary injunctions with
out notice to the opposite party and
also re8tricing the Issues of tempor
ary restraining orders. The rules are
effective Feb. 1, 1913.
Samuel Gompers has this to say
about the new anti-Injunction rule:
"It is a step in the right direction
and one of the things that labor has
long been fighting for."
New York, Nov. 4. The vote
cast for ' president at tomorrow's
election in the United States
will exceed all previous records, if to
day's prediction are fulfilled. Reports
from all states Indicate intense parti
Fanship as the election draws near; an
unusual activity on the part of cam
paign leaders to "get out the vote,"
and developments in a three-cornered
ptesidentlal contest which indicates a
determination to bring every voter to
Colonel Roosevelt, in a statement
today, made the direct charge that
New York republican leaders were
urging voters to support Wilson and
make the defeat of Roosevelt certain.
The statement met with denial from
republican state leaders.
SOCIALIST STRENGTH PUZZLES.
From Wilson and from his New York
headquarters came further admoni
tions to democratic leaders to get the
voters to the polls, so the maximum
democratic vote will be cast. The ex
tent to which the socialist party, with
Debs as a candidate, will cut into the
vc te of Taft, Roosevelt and Wilson has
become a matter of lively conjecture
to the committee headquarters of the
latter candidates. Progressive leaders
assert the socialists will poll a heavy
vote, drawing largely from the republi
can and democratic ranks.
The colonel's statement, issued
ft cm his home at Oyster Bay, 6ays:
"Several gentlemen told me certain
lefser bosses who are Barnes' hench
man Abe Gruber, for instance recent
ly have been publicly advising hear
ers to vote the democratic ticket. This
is interesting as fresh proof of how
close and intimate the alliance is be
tween the machines if they can only
beat the progressives. Gruber's atti
tude merely illustrates what already
has been shown by the'eonduct of Pen
rose, Barnes and Crane and other re
publican bosses that they had not the
slightest expectation of winning this
election and that their one purpose Is
directly or Indirectly to aid the demo
crats in order that the progressives
n-ay be beaten.
"When the Abe Grubers, without re
gard to party, are eager to support
either of the old parties In order to
beat the progressive movement, then
It is surely time for all honest, decent
citizens, without regard to past po
litical affiliations to support the pro
RETURNS WILL BE SLOW.
In a majority of the states, the polls
will open between 6 and 7. Full re
ports will not be available from any
section until after 5 o'clock (eastern
umej in tne anernoon ana compre
hensive returns from any states or
congressional districts probably will
noi be had before 9 or 10 o'clock at
night. Presidential candidates are pre
pared to receive returns from state and
local leaders in all sections of the
3 PARTIES IN
CLAIMS A DAY
Managers for Wilson, Taft
and Roosevelt All
LAST CAMPAIGN TALKS
Progressive Nominee to Speak
to His Oyster Bay Neighbors
DEATH OF UTTER
ENDS A DEADLOCK
Washington, Nov. 4. The death of
Representative Utter, of Rhode Island
apparently break adeadlock in wfcich
the house would find itself if called
upon to elect a president To the
time of Utter's death the house was
equally divided, with the ' representa
tion of 22 two states democratic, and
22 republican, and the four remaining
states equally divided between re
publicans and democrats. Rhode Is
land was one of the states equally di
vided, and Utter's death, should his
place not be filled by a republican to
fill out the remainder of the term.
would throw Rhode Island to the dem
ocratic column. '
Throwing Rhode Island to the dem
ocratic column, however, would not
permit, an election by the house be
cause the constitution requires a ma
jority of states. This would be 25.
Utter's death does not. break the equal
division of republicans and democrats.
Washington, Nov. 4. Special weath
er bulletin: "Tuesday Indications are
the weather will be generally fair
throughout the Atlantic and southern
states, Mississippi and lower Ohio va
leys, plains states and the far south
west. In the region of the Great lakes,
upper Ohio valley, northern New York
and northern New England the weath
er will be cloudy, but probably with
out precipitation. In western Mon
tana, western Wyoming and Idaho
there will be rain or snow. Rain is
probable In Washington, Oregon and
extreme northern California. Temper
atures will be moderate for the season
In practically all parts of the country
Chicago, Nov. 4. Republican, demo
cratic and progressive leaders alike
claim victory in Illinois, but tangible
basis for predictions is lacking, and
voters face one of the most puzzling
situations ever developed in Illinois
Roosevelt partisans claimed to have
v.on over a goodly percentage of the
Bryan vote of 1908, but this was de
nied by Wilson men, who said their
candidate would receive his full party
vote and a liberal share of the ballots
cast for Taft four years ago. Taft
managers acknowledged the progres
sives would profit by republican de
fections, but said neither Roosevelt
nor Wilson would gain sufficiently to
overcome the republican plurality of
SOLE WRECK SURVIVOR
SAVED AFTER 24 HOURS
Norfolk, Va, Nov. 4. Brought
ashore yesterday. In one of the most
notable of all thrilling rescues for
which that treacherous coast is fam
ed. Captain Fred Godfrey, master cf
three-masted schooner John Maxwell,
wrecked on the shoals of New Inlet,
North Carolina, is the sole survivor of
that Ill-fated craft.
After unbelievable hardships for 24
hours Captain Godfrey was saved at
1 o'clock yesterday morning. He was
dragged ashore by the hardy life
guards of New Inlet station as he
came drifting lashed to a piece of
wreckage through the foam-crested
All of the seven other members of
the crew perished la the storm whip
ped waters off the inlet after the
schooner struck the bar early Saturday
morning. How they died was told the
turfmen by Captain Godfrey when he
had recovered from the fearful ordeal
of clinging first here, then there to
pieces of schooner as the waves tore
it asunder, timber by timber.
Only the names of the mate and
steward were known to the captain.
The mate was named Wallick, and
came from Boston. The steward was
Alexander Pilmos of Long Island,
where he had a wife and two children
HE'LL DECIDE IT
6,000 Clerks Strike.
Ottawa, Nov. 4. A strike which
may affect 6,vt0 clerks and stenogrsr
pbers employed at various stations on
Pacific railroad began
150,000 recorded in 1908. Deneen ex
pressed encouragement today because
of an eleventh hour announcement of
support for him from sources which
had been advocating the election of
the progressive national ticket.
Medill McCormick of the progres
sive national committee said he had
received satisfactory reports from 24
states. "Volunteer workers," said Mc
Cormick, "will get out the progressive
votes In every precinct in these
Reports at several western headquar
ters of political parties today indicated
leaders, both state and national, were
making a tremendous effort to get out
the vote tomorrow. Executive officers
of the various national committees
used the telegraph, and telephone con
stantly to keep in touch with state
chairmen in the western division of
the country. All declared they had
received encouraging reports. Mana
ger Davles of the western democratic
From reports at hand It Is appar
ent there never was greater coopera
tion among democrats. The vote will
be out In full everywhere. The hun
dreds of county chairmen are militant
In their enthusiasm and exhibiting
great energy in preparing to get out
Direotor Mulvane of the republican
campaign in the west asserted there
was a great llth-hour trend toward
IX NEW YORK STATE.
New York, Nov. 4. The last word to
the presidential and gubernatorial
campaigns is being spoken today. All
sides make claims of victory and with
a forecast of fair weather predicted a
heavy vote would be polled. Colonel
Roosevelt planned to spend the fore
noon at his home at Oyster Bay and
later in the day will go to Mineola to
address a meeting there. Tonight he
will talk to his Oyster Bay neighbors
and close his long campaign.
Newark, N. J. Nov, 4. Governor
Wilson's home state is claimed by dem
ocrats, progressives and republicans
alike. Who will succeed Wilson when
he lays aside the governorship. If chos
en president will also be determined
tomorrow. The republicans now have
a majority of one in the state senate.
The president of the senate will be
come governor of the state In case
Wilson is called upon to lay down hla
Princeton, Nov. 4. Governor Wil
son will receive the election returns
tomorrow night through the same in
strument that ticked off the victory of
Cleveland In 1892. The governor ex
pressed again a desire to go to bed
early and hear the returns the next
Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 4. With the
exception of statements by party man
agers and candidates, few predictions
arc being made as to results. In Des
Moines fear Is expressed men will not
be able to vote in time in the large
precincts because of an Inadequate
supply of voting machines.
MOOSE CLAIMS DIGGEST.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 4. Except for a
few scattering rallies throughout the
state tonight the presidential cam
paign In Michigan was closed. Cam
paign committees of all parties today
devoted their energies to perfecting
plans for getting out the full vote.
With favorable weather a record poll
Is anticipated. Chairmen of the dem
ocratic, republican and progressive
committees predict victory for their
respective candidates, with the Roose
velt men claiming the largest plurality,
PRESIDENT ON WAY HOME.
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 4. With the
arrival of President Taft here tonight
probably the most strenuous presiden
tial campaign Ohio ever endured will
end. The president will go to the
home of his brother, C. P. Taft
(jonneaut, unio, Nov. 4. I am on
my way to Cincinnati to vote," said
President Taft. "I am not here to
make a political speech. Your minds
aie already made up one way or an
other, I doubt not." Great crowd b
flecked about the private car at West-
field, N. J., Ashtabula and Conneaut,
ELEVEN TICKETS IN FIELD.
Philadelphia, Nov. 4. Noonday mass
meetings at large Industrial establish
ments in the state held principally by
supporters of progressive candidates
on the national and state tickets,
ii arked the end today of the speech
riaking feature of the political cam
paign. There are 11 tickets In the
field in this state, eight of which have
a full list of presidential electors.
Roosevelt electors appear on three
tickets tinder the titles of "bull moose."
"Roosevelt progressive" and "Wash
ington party." Taft electors appear
but once, as do also Wilson electors.
The other three tickets carry the elec
tors of the prohibitionists, socialists
Milwukee, Win., Nov. 4. That to
morrow's election will be a close three
cornered contest from the national
standpoint and likewise a two-sLdd
race for gubernatorial honors In Wis
consin is the view taken by the gen
Great Britain is Asked to
Intercede for Armistice.
CONFERENCE IS CALLED;
Most Bloody and Savage Battle
in History of Europe Has
TURKS EASILY CONQUERED.
Oct. 5. Irregular fighting begun be
tween Turks and Montenegrins.
Oct. 8. Montenegro deotare war
Oct. 12. Montenegrins Invest Tara
basoh. Oot. 14. Montenegrins take Tual.
Oct. 17. Servta and Qreeoe declsrs
war against Turkey) Turkey deolares
war against Bulgaria and 6erv1a,
Oot. 19. Bulgarian oapturs Mua
taphs Pasha, near Adrtenaopls.
Oot. 22. Servian take Pristtna os
way to Uskup; Turks retire to Kuman
ovo. Oot. 24. Bulgarian capture Kirk
Klllssch, key to Adrktnophk
Oot. 23. Servians oaptur Kumsn
ovo, ostpost of Uskwp.
Oot. 26. 8ervkns saptuss Uskwp
Montegerlns Invest 8outari.
Oct. 27. Bulgarians oaptur Bans
Eskl, southeast of Adrlsnopls.
Oot. 30. Bulgarians oaptur Luis
Burgas snd Muraldl, commanding Ro
dosto, on the Ses of Marmora and drlvs
ths Turks back to TohatsIJa, only 25
miles from Constantinople.
Nov. 3. -Ti-ks driven bio to for
tifications defending ths capital Itself,
ask powers te begin peace negotia
tions. London, Nov. 4-The Turkish em
bassy here has been directed by ths
Ottoman government to inform Great
Britain of Turkey's wtmngneas to re
ceive assistance in bringing about a
suspension of hostilities with a view
to arriving at a settlement
On receipt of the communication - -from
Constantinople the Turkish 'am
bassador bad a two-hour oonfersnos
with British Foreign Minister Grey.
The Balkan states and Greece are
persistent in their determination that
lurKey must arrange directly with
them aa to the terms o( peace without
intervention of European powers.
This attitude Is emphasised tn a state
ment from official sources.
Paris, Nov. 4. The French govern
ment refused Turkey's appeal for It to
take the initiative In bringing about
intervention of the powers to stop hos
tilities and Impose an armistice on the
Balkan state. France points out it
would be contrary to International
BLOODIEST IN HISTORY.
London, Nov. 4. While the number
of troops engaged In the series of bat
tles of the last fortnight was not so
large as that of the armies that fought
in the Russo-Japanese war. yet this
will probably be the most savage and
bloody war ever fought In Europe.
Fighting was followed by many mas
sacres by Turkish soldiers, the brutal
ity of which is hardly believable. The
losses of the two armies was mere
guesswork, but that they were ex
tremely heavy goes without saying. A
correspondent retreating with the
Turkish army telegraphs that for 30
miles he passed wounded men either
lying on the ground or being trans
ported in bullock carts, while others
painfully dragged themselves along.
HAMMER AT A OKI ANOPI.B.
Vienna, Nov. 4. Every nerve Is be
ing strained by the Bulgarian com
manders to hasten the fall of Adrian
ople, according to Lieutenant Wag
ner, telegraphing from Bulgarian
Athens, Nov. 4. Fighting between
Turks and Greeks around Janitza was
of a stubborn character. Fields around
the city were covered with dead and
thp road from Janitza to Salonika
was strewn with war material thrown
away by the retreating Turks.
London, Nov. 4. The Turkish army
occupying the line from Tchorlu to Is
trandia was repulsed today by Bulgar
ians, according to a despatch from So
fia. Constamtinople, Nov. 4. Casualties
at I.ule Burgas were enormous. Offi
cial sources admit 15,000 wounded
were Ict on the battlefield.
Lindloff Cat Near Close.
Chicago. Nov. 4. The case of Lou
isa Lindloff, charged with poisoning
her son Arthur, was expected to go
to the jury late this afternoon.
Conways Held for Murder.
Chicago, Nov. 4. Charles Kramer,
alias Conway, and his wife, were held
j to the grand Jury without ball for the
j murder of Sophia Singer. Conway has
confessed he killed Miss Singer.