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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 21.
President Samuel Gompers
Gives Statistics to Fed
OPENS AT ROCHESTER
Shows That Cause Is Dealt a
Heavy Blow by Los Angeles
Rochester. N. Y.. Nov. 11. Tbe an
nual reports of the president, secre
tary and treasurer of the American
Federation of Labor were presented
to the 32nd annual convention of the
organization In session here today.
The report of President Samuel
Gompers waa a thorough and volumin
ous review of the work of the organ
ization for the past year, particularly
with regard to legislation endorsed
and supported by the federation. Dis
cussing the growth of the federation,
Mr. Gompers' report set forth that
during the year ending Sept 30. 1912,
2C0 charters were issued to labor or
ganizations affiliating with the federa
tion. "The average membership reported,
and upon whom per capita tax was
paid by the affiliated organizations to
the American Federation of Labor dur
ing the past year." said the report,
"was 1,770. 145, an increase over the
number reported for 1911 which was
1,7C1,835. Sept 30. 1912, the member
ship of the affiliated organizations waa
President Gompers reported progress
In the organization of the international
labor movement In Canada, and in
Porto Rico. In Canada he reported a
total membership of from C0.000 to
70,000 In the trades and labor con
gress, and in Porto Rico he declared
K,o unions had been organized with
P.OoO members. Improved working con
ditions were repqjUiJlla bothCanada
and Porto Rico. " '""'""
!, AKGEI.KS STRIKE.
President Gonipeis report Included
statements from the building trades,
metal trades, mining, railroad employes
and union label trades department,
showing the progress made by each
department of the federation during
the year. In the report was Included
a statement by Albert J. Berres, secretary-treasurer
of the metal trades de
partment. In which he said:
"The Los Angeles striae continued
for a period covering more than 21
months. At the beginning of the fight
organization among the workers of
that city was In a deplorable condition.
It U generally conceded by those who
were on the ground that our fight
for the shorter workday would have
been won bad It not been for the de
plorable calamity in connection with
the destruction of tbe Los Angeles
Time building. Even with this handi
cap, after the public declaration of
labor's position and attitude toward
the alleged crime, there was still a
chance of winning, up to the time
when the guilt of the MeNamaxas was
stablUihed by their confession. Then
It was recognized that there was no
chance of winning the strike, or per
suading the employers to make con
cessions." After discussing the visit of Carl
legion, aecretary of the International
Secretariat, to the United States last
spring, Mr. Gompers' report recom
mended that the American Federation
send a representative to the meeting
of the Secretariat If one is held in
1913, and that. If no meeting- la held
In that year, the federation invite the
tH'cretaiiat to meet at San Francisco
In 1915. during the Panama-Pacific ex
position, either Immediately before or
Immediately following the convention
of the American Federation.
RET IKW LEGISLATIVE WORK.
The report highly recommended the
Labor Forward movement organised In
Minnesota for spreading the union la
Mr. Gompers dteoussed at length the
efforts of the American Federation to
organize workers In the steel Industry.
He outlined an extensive campaign of
education among foreigners working In
the steel mills.
Reviewing the legtalatlve work of the
year Mr. Gompers set forth that 15
members of trade unions affiliated with
the American Federation of Labor had
been elected to the house of represen
tative. Of tbeee 15. four are members
of the house committee on labor, of
which Representative Wilson of Penn
sylvania, a union miner, la chairman.
To the labor members of the house,
Mr. Gompers gave much of the credit
for the passage of a score of bills en
dorsed and unted by the federation of
Among the measures mentioned In
the report were the eight-hour law,
'h children's bureau law. the la-s-creating
an Industrial relations com
mlMion, law giving postal clerks right
of hearing petition, and association,
and the law prohibiting the use of
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Showers tonight or Tuesday, cold
Temperature at 7 a. m, 54. Highest
yesterday, 68; lowest las tnight, 54.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 8 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 57, at
7 a. m.. 76.
Stage of water, 3 feet, a fall of .2
in last 48 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Pun sets 4:43, rises 6:44. Evening
stars: Mercury, Venns, Jupiter. Morn
ing stars: Saturn, Mars.
white phosphorus In tbe manufacture
Mr. Gompers discussed fully the ex
tension of the eight-hour law as con
tained in the various appropriation
bills for government work during the
fiscal year, and In the special acts
passed at the last session of congress.
TAYLOR SYSTEM I.VUVIRY.
The subject of "scientific manage
ment" and the efforts of the American j
Federation to "thwart the schemes" j
for the installation of various manage- j
ment "systems" in government work
were taken up at length by Mr. Gomp- j
ers. He reviewed the Investigation of I
the so-called Taylor system by a spe-,
cial committee of the house.
The report also reviewed the work
for the extension of the federal em
ployers' liability and workmen's com
pensation act and pointed out various
laws passed by Individual states pro
viding for automatic compensation of
workmen for injuries.
In conclusion Mr. Gompers' report
urged more extensive organization
work among the workers of all indus
tries and tbe general extension of the
The report of Secretary Frank Morri
son of the federation showed total re
ceipts of 1207.373 for the year and ex
penditures of 1277,479. The federation
began the year with a balance of
$189,579. and closed the year with
$70,105 less. In discussing the strikes
of the year Mr. Morrison's report said:
"Reports from 04 national and inter
national organizations and from local
unions directly affiliated with the Amer
ican Federation of Labor show that
there were 716 strikes, In which there
were 74,069 Involved. Of that num
ber 06,892 were benefited and 6,177
not benefitted. Tbe total cost of the
Adding to that amount $156,889, dona
tions made by local unions to' other
unions we have a total of $2,143,153 ex
pended to sustain members on strike
during the past year."
Similar figures were set forth in
the report of Treasurer John B. Len
non. SPECIAL SESSION
TALK AT CAPITAL
Springfield. 111., j?0v. 11 Gover
nor Deneen and bis advisers are to
meet this afternoon to discuss the
calling of a special session of the leg
islature. The governor will take up the mat
ter with Attorney General Stead then
ena obtain an opinion as to whether
r.'.embers of the legislature elected
last Tuesday are entitled to take
their seats immediate) v nr mmt
i until after the first of January.
bnould Governor Deneen decide to
call a special session, he is likely to
Include In the call:
Election of a United States senator
to succeed William Lorlmer.
Reapportionment of the state into
congressional and senatorial districts.
Ratification of the United States
constitutional amendment nrovidine
for the direct election of United
L. Y. Sherman, endorsed in the pri
maries for United States senator, ex
pressed the belief that old members
of the legislature cannot sit in a spe
cial session and that Che special ses
sion is dead.
ALLEGED LIBELER OF T. R.
WAIVES AN EXAMINATION
Marquette, Mich., Nov. 1L Publish
er Newett of the Ishpemlng Iron Ore,
whom Colonel Roosevelt charged wiUi
criminal libel, waived preliminary ex
amination today and was held on
bonds of $500 to the December term.
No representative of Roosevelt was
IN HIGHEST COURT
Washington, Nor. 11. Jack John
son, through his attorney, Benjamin
liachrach. today filed a motion with
the supreme court asking that he be
permitted to give bail pending a hear-
! leg In tbe federal court at Chicago on
an indictment charging violation of
the Mann act
Solicitor General Bullitt asked until
Friday to file a brief In opposition.
Johnson's attorney wanted the mo
tion passed upon by tomorrow. The
chief justice gave the government ua-
til Wednesday to file ii brief.
DEATH FOR 14
Freight Hits Passenger
on Yazoo & Mississippi
M0NTZ, LA., THE SCENE
Excursion train Bound for New
Orleans Meets Disaster at
New Orleans, La.. Nov. 11. Four
teen persons were killed and more than
lfty injured in a wreck on the Yazoo
A Mississippi Valley railroad today
when a freight crashed into an excur-
sion passenger bound from New Or
leans to Woodville, Miss. The wreck
occurred at Montz, La., 27 miles north
oi New Orleans.
The wreck occurred at midnight,
when a through freight crashed into
the rear of an excursion txain of 10
coaches. Five coaches of the passen
ger train were burned and many of
the wreck victims are believed cre
mated. Nine bodies had been re
moved at 9 this morning.
Of 13 bodies so far recovered, nine
fire negroes, four whites. Of the In
jured, who may total seventy or more,
the majority, It is said, are white.
The official statement of the com
pany placed the blame on a brakeman
named Cunningham, who is charged
with failure to have signalled th
freight train, which, was running 25
minutes behind the excursion train.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 11. Reports
to General Superintendent Morris of
tbe Yazoo road state 15 persons, all
negroes, are known to bave been kill
ed in the wreck near New Orleans.
Many were Injured.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE MAY BE
DEFEATED IN MICHIGAN
Lansing, Mich., Nov. 11. State of
ficials say the woman suffrage ques
tion was not correctly submitted in
f.ve counties and that letters from
different portions of the state an
nounce plans are being made to con
test tbe election and attempt to pre
vent the result which favored grant
ing the ballot to women, being al
lowed to stand It is said the votes
of these live counties, if thrown out
will defeat the proposition.
Tinker Deal Sanctioned.
Chicago, 111, Nov. 11. Official sane-'
tion waa given the deal by which Joe
Tinker of Chicago will go to the Cincin
nati club as manager, by John Everg,
manager of the Chicago club.
Trial of Schrank.
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 11. John
Schrank will be brought to trial in
the municipal court tomorrow for at
tempting to kill Theodore Roosevelt
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NOVEMBER 11, 1912.
100 PER GENT GAIN
New York, Nov. 11. According to
tabulations made by socialist leaders,
the socialist vote of last Tuesday
showed an increase of more than a
hundred per cent over the presidential
election four years ago. The increase
v. as general throughout the country.
Gunmen's Trial Resumed.
New York, Nov. 11. With five Jur
ors in the box in the trial of the four
gunmen charged with shooting Gam
bier Rosenthal was resumed today. In
dications were the jury would be com
pleted before adjournment.
C. P. Bryan Resigns Post.
Washington. Nov. 11. Charles Page
Bryan, the ambassador to Japan, ten
dered his resignation to President
Taft. who reluctantly accepted It. Ill
health is the reason. Bryan's home is
at Elmhurst, III
C, B. & Q. Fireman Killed.
Galesburg, III., Nov. 11. Bruce Jor
dan, a fireman on the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy railroad, whose rela
tives live in Pennsylvania, was killed
by a train here yesterday.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont, Nov. 11.
The steamer Rosedall, with a crew of
IS men, and 8,000 tons of package
BUT HE HAS HOPES
freight, ran ashore near Detour. A
heavy sea is running and the steamer
is in danger of going to pieces. Tugs
were ordered to its assistance.
Dekalb Jeweler a Suicide.
Chicago, Nov. 11. William P. Bal
lou, a retired jeweler of Dekalb, 111.,
killed himself with poison in the resi
dence of bis son here today. He was
to. He left a note saying life had be
come a burden at his advanced age.
London, Nov. 11. The cabinet was
defeated today by a vote of 228 to 206
in the committee on home rule bill.
The division was a snap one on the
financial provisions of the home rule
bill. The house of commons adjourn
ed. The government is considering its
position in view of the adverse vote In
the committee. The cabinet does not
necessarily have to resign, and it is
unlikely it will do so in the face of an
There is considerable opposition by
members on the ministerial side of the
house to tbe financial provisions of tbe
home rule bill, and some seventy lib
eral members have given voice to an
objection to the Irish parliament be
ing given control of customs, as they
Irish parliament to Introduce protec
The government faces three possible
courses. The cabinet can resign. It
can drop the borne rule bill, or bring
forward a motion to recommit the bill
and obtain the opinion of the full
house on the vote. One of the govern
ment whips stated the cabinet had de
cided not to resign.
HOLDING 2 OF
Graphic Account of Storm
ing of Adrianopie Lines
Vanquished Army Retreats
Leaving Many Dead and
Paris, Nov. 11. A graphic descrip
tion of the storming by Bulgarians of
two Turkish forts at Kartalepe and
Fapaztepe In the outer line of fortifi
cations around Adrianopie is for
warded by the correspondent of the
Matin. He declares their capture
seals the doom of the Turkish strong
hold. Operations began at daybreak
Thursday. The Bulgarian infantry ad
vanced under a murderous fire of
shrapnel. The Turks sallied forth
from the forts to deliver a counter
attack. Bulgarian siege artillery
from surrounding hills rained a ter
rific hail of projectiles on the Tur
kish troops. Every moment saw fresh
companies of Turks marching out
from the city and the forts toward
tbe Bulgarians, who continued to
draw their lines closer aroQWl the
Dt'LGAR COLORS RAISED.
The Turkish infantry resisted stub
bornly the Bulgarian advance, but
l.-nes gradually began to waver.
Cheering wildly, the Bulgarian in
fantry dashed forward and the Turks
broke and retreated. At noon the Bul
garian colors fluttered over the fort
of Kartaltepe; but Papaztepe still
held out. Night fall found the Turks
and Bulgarians still fighting. Sud
denly, In the dense darkness, a long
dazzling ray of light shot across the
sky from one of the crests held by
the Bulgarians, bringing the fort of
Papaztepe clearly in view. Then from
the fort Itselm another brilliant ray
DESERT DEAD AM) WOI VDKI).
Cannon and rifle fire, which had
teen slackening, again became brisk.
.About the combatants searchlights
flashed and whirled lmmenew rays
around. In which little balls of white
smoke caused by the bursting of
shrapnel floated like flies in the sun
beam, making even deeper the sur
rounding blackness, which was punc
tured here and there by flashes from
the muzzles of cannon. The fire from
Papaztepe fort gradually began to
slacken. Abruptly searchlizhta were
! extinguished and the Bulgarian In
I fantry began to storm the fort at the
! point of the bayonet, fc'e.ortly before
midnight they became masters of the
! r-csition and the Turks were in flight.
;1hey left their dead and dying by
j hundreds on the field. The fort on
1 fapaztepe is one of the naoet Import-
ON WRONG WORK,
Indianapolis. Ind., Nov. 11. Going
deeper into his adventure as a paid
dynamiter, McManigal, at the "dyna
mite conspiracy" trial today, told of
wrecked bridges, viaducts and build
ings left behind In causing explosions
in various cities.
"After I blew up the power house of
a car shop at Mount Vernon, 111., Hock
in said I had gotten the wrong Job,"
testified McManigal. "He said I should
have blown up the railroad bridge, and
that the union's executive board would
not allow me pay for the job."
Salem, Mass., Nov. 11. Thomas Ka
nada of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly em
ployed in the Lawrence textile mills,
testified as an 11th hour witness for
the prosecution in the Ettor-Giovannitj
ti-Cai-uso murder trial today that he
saw Curuso stab Policeman Benoit
during the riot of Jan. 29 last, when
Anna Lopizzo was killed.
ant features of the defenses of Ad
rianopie. It commands not only the
city Itself, but all the outer works.
Throughout the operations Bulgar
ian aeroplanes flew back and forth
over the Turkish forts, bringing val
uable information to the Bulgarian
generals in command. The corre
spondent talked with some Turkish
prisoners in the hands of Bulgarians.
Many of them come from Asia and
never before heard of Bulgaria. When
the cause of the war was explained to
them, one said:
"We know nothing of that. At Bru
sa, where we recruited, we were told
that according to the law of the' pro
phet we must go and fight infidels,
that the hour to exterminate them had
FIRST ADRIAVOPLG DISPATCH.
Adrianopie, Nov. 9. (By indirect
route via Odessa, Russia) The bom
bardment of the city by Bulgarians
began again Friday and continued to
day (Saturday) from the south and
west. In the afternoon it stopped ana
Shukrl Pasha, military commanaer,
bad placards posted over the city an
nouncing a victory by the garrison
vhich had repulsed the Bulgarian at
tacking force around Mar as. (This
la the first dispatch sent by any cor
respondent with the besieged Turkish
Rarrison at Adrianopie.)
Athens, Nov. 11. Fifteen thousand
Greeks entered Salonikl today.
Uskup, Turkey, Nov. 11. Tljg van.
gnara or me Servian army nag reach
ed tbe coast of the Adriatic sea.
EI ROPB FACES CRITICAL, WEEK.
London, Nov. llj Europe is facing
one of the most critical weeks In its
history. It may end in a war in which
the whole of Europe will be involved
or may be remembered as a week In
which diplomacy succeeded in solv
hig problems that appeared Insoluble
to many. The Bulgarian army is on
the point of enterins Constantinople.
This will be resented by Russia. At
the same time the Turkish capital la
threatened with massacre from with
in. There Is acute conflict between the
aims of Austria-Hungary and Servia,
which If not arranged, might start, an
European outbreak. The most hopeful
sign is the fact that moderating Influ
ences are being brought to bear by
Germany, a close ally of Austria-Hungary,
and by Bulgaria, com
rade in armB of Servia. Both are ex
erting themselves to avert a conflict.
A despatch .from Constantinople
says In the opinion of European doc
tors the disease that has broken out
among the wounded is Asiatic chol
era. Several battalions of Syrian
troops have been repatriated, appar
ently on account of cholera.
RENO IS D00MEDLAS THE
HAVEN OF THE UNHAPPY
Reno, Nev., Nov. 11. One of the
many surprising results of the recent
elections is that after next January
Nevada will no longer be the divorce
center of the United States. Complete
returns show that the next leglalature
will have a majority opposed to the
present lax divorce laws, which have
brought thousands of women and men
into the state for the sole purpose of
freeing themselves from burdensome
Many of the bona flde citizens of
the state have held that the frivolous
divorce colony of Reno was a public
scandal and more restrictive laws
was made a campaign issue. It is al
most certain that one of the first acts
of the new legislature will be to
amend the divorce laws and to fix the
residence necessary to obtain citizen
ship at one year instead of sit
State Senator W. D. Joneg of Reno,
father of the time-lock divorce law,
and regular democratic nominee, was
defeated for re-election on the divorce
law issue by a practically unknown
farmer nominated by petition.
CRANK TRIES TO
Washington, D. C, Nov. 11. A man
I claiming to be Jesse Dowdell of Si'.ver
J wood, Ind., who Insisted on seeing
! President Taft to get him to lower the
j cost of living, was taken In custody
j today. He was unarmed. He will be
4 held for examination.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Owner of Appeal to Rea
son Suicides at Home
HAD MISUSED MAILS
Hearing of Case Had Been Set
for Today at Fort Scott
GIrard. Kan., Nov. 11. Julius A.
Wayland. owner of Appeal to Reason,
a socialist paper of, nation-wide circu
lation, suicided at his home here last
night Friends of Wayland attribute
his act to despondency over the death
of his wife, who. was killed ft. an au
tomobile accident a year ago. They
say he had been afflicted with periodic
melancholy. Between the leaves of a
book lying near the body the following
note was found: "The struggle under
the competitive system Isn't worth the
effort. Let it pass."
Wayland shot and killed himself In
his home. He was unconscious when
found by bis housekeeper shortly aft
er midnight. He died a few minutes
later. He had fired a bullet in his
mouth, muffling the sound In the bed
CASES CALLED FOH TODAT.
Wayland was to have appeared In
the federal court at Fort Scott, Kan.,
today to answer to a charge of the
government against several editors
and the owner of Appeal to Reason of
circulating In the malls defamatory
matter concerning an official of the
federal prison at Leavenworth,
Wayland was 66. He founded his
paper 15 years ago. He established
the Coming Nation at Greenberg In
1893. Later he founded a socialist col
ony at Rukln, Tenn. He is survived
by two sons and three daughters.
PROSEClTIOSr GOES If.
Washington, Nov. 11. The suicide of
Julius A. Wayland, owner of the so
cialist paper, Appeal to Reason, at
Girard, Kan., last night will not affect
the action of the federal government
in prosecuting the paper for alleged
misuse of the malls.
TWO ARMY OFFICERS ARE
SHOT IN SHAM BATTLE
WTaahlngton, Nov. 11. An unknown
cavalry trooper carelessly Inserted a
ball cartridge Into the magazine of his
rifle during a sham battle at Fort Rob
inson, Neb., during the recent army
maneuvers there and fixed Into a
crowd of army officers, resulting In a
serious wound to Lieutenant J. E. Mc
Donald of the 12th cavalry and a flesh
wound to Captain W. B. Arnold of the
7th cavalry. Lieutenant McDonald wag
rushed to the hospital and haa nearly
recovered. Captain Arnold's wound
waa superficial. i
The accident was for a long time
kept secret ponding an Investigation
by Colonel H. C. Murray of the 12th
cavalry, who has nearly completed his
report. Nothing has been received at
the war department except a bare
statement of the fact and information
that a thorough investigation would
Colonel J. B. McDonald, father of
Lieutenant McDonald, on duty at thj
war department, has received seveni
letters from his son, giving accounts
of the accident. The hull! cnior..
Lieutenant McDonald's side, passed
mrougn nis back and struck Captain
Arnold. At the time both were stand
ing with a group of officers Judging
the mimic skirmish.
Despite the care taken, it was deter
mined that a ball cartridge in appear
ance the same as a blank cartridge was
distributed. Both wounded men serv
ed with Troop C of their respective
regiments. Lieutenant McDonald is
21 years old, having graduated from
the military academy at West Point
last spring when he received his com
mission.. His home la In Washington.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 18. Stanley
Bowdle. democrat, an aftnrnov .r.n,..
- . -
ently has defeated Nicholas Long-
worm m tne Cincinnati district. The
unofficial returns give Bowdle a plu
rality of 200 over the son-in-law of Col
Trying a Postmaster.
Chicago. NOV. 11. fWrotnrv TVivIa
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of the civil service commission at
Washington today opened the hearing
of charges of "pernicious political ac
tivity" in the recent presidential cam
paign agamst Postmaster Campbell.
The hearing will be secret.
Wilson to Make Statement.
Princeton, N. J, Nov. 11 President-elect
Wilson Indicated he might
make ap announcement within a few
days whether or not be will call an
extra session of congress to revise