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ARGUS, lip edition
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 24.
THURSDAY, XOVEMBER 14, 1912. TWELVE PAGES,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
QUIT AS HEAD
Resignation of U. S. Off i
, cial an Echo of An
PLACE FOR THOMPSON
Relations With Secretary Mac
Veagh Prevent Harmonious
Washington. Nov. 14. Announce
ment of tin resignation of Lee Mc
Clung as treasurer of the United
Stat, s was made by the president to-1
day. The president suid McClung
signed voluntarily. It is believed Car-
ml Thompson, private secretary to
Taft, will succe-d him.
It Is rumored the retignatlon was a
tesult of continued friction with Sec
retary MacVeagh. McClung was one
f the treasury officials named by As
sistant Secretary Andrew as having
been in continued controversy with
MacVeagh when Andrew declared the
secretary und his associates were not
in harmony. McClung was a noted
Vale football star and has been treas
urer of Yale university.
Tne appointment of Thompson to
succeed him will be followed, it is bo
lieved. by the immediate return of
Charles D. llllles to the White house
ns secretary to the president.
T VT MTAIN KCHI-:TARV.
rrenidt nt Taft has sustained the po
sition of Secretary MacVeaKh in all
affair connected with the adminis
tration of the treasury department.
!! took special paiiiH to give out a
batch of letters written to him a
Seen tarv MacVeagh by officials of the
l. i.Mrtn.ent who had been dlrectlv or
indirectly involved by the Andrew
statement, all of them denying In un
measured terms that they ever had
cause to complain of their treatment
at the hands of their chief and that
they, as charged, regarded him as
miipialifled for bis place.
Mr. McClung. however, nver was
p en tit to Join his fellow officials by
communicating any disapprobation of
the diaries made by Mr. Andrew. His
failure to do this was the more notice
I'hle because his name had been used
rperlflcally by tho late assistant sec
retary when the charges in question
l T ( OOT SKt I itITIK.
The resignation of McClung means
money wcuritles for which the treas
uier Is responsible must bo actually
counted and receipted for. This will
be the greatest single financial tran
saction In the history of the world.
When McClung assumed the duties of
treasurer he gave a ( receipt ; to . his P-
!r for $ 1JC0.134 946.8S 2-3. the
two-thirds ent being due to a frac
tion in one of the Tennessee state
bonds for which the treasurer is trus
tee. This Is the largest single transac
tion from man to man on record.
While the exact amount of the treas
urers fund Is not known, it is expect
ed to exceed those figures by many
WILL. RK411 IRE MO'MTII.
It will require probably three
months to count the money securities.
The treasurer serves until his suc
cessor l appointed, and this creates a
r markable situation, because, pre
suming Mi ('lung's successor will re
tire the fourth of March, with the In
coming of Wilson, the count must be
ruido a'l over again for the new treas
urer. While responsible for over a
billion dollars, the treasurer receives
a salary cf $S,000 and is bonded for
AMEHOX TO J4PIV
Washington, Nov. 14. Iarx Ander
on of Washington, new minister to
Be'.itium. has lnin named as ambassa
'.er to Japan, to succeed Cnarles Page
Br. an, resigned.
BLACK SLAYER LYNCHED
Florida Mob Disposes of Murderer of
Two People Today.
Orula. F a., Nov. 14. Prwch Neils,
a negro, charged with Willing Mary
Stevenson, lt, and J. R. Berges, 80,
rear Gainesville, yesterday, was lynch
ed by a mob here this afternoon.
LAST OF LORIMER
Chlcago, Nov. 14. The state's at
torney today non-suited the case
asainst Slav Rt preventative Robert
E. Wilson of Chicago, whose trial on
charges of perjury was scheduled to
siart this morning. The case Is said
te b the last of the criminal matters
growing cut cf the election to tie
ataaie cf WiUiaiu E. Loriaicr.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne,
Fair tonight and Friday, not much
change In temperature. The lowest
temperature tonight will be near the ,
Temperature at 7 a. m.. 30. Highest
yesterday, 40, lowest last night. 30.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 8 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 72. at
7 a. m, 80.
Stage of water, 3.1, a rise of .2 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrows
Sun sets 4:43. rises 6:47. Evening
stars: Mercury. Venus, Jupiter. Morn
Ins stars: Saturn. Mars.
WORK OF SEASON
At the local engineer's office It
was tnis morning announced tnat
' outdoor operations on the riv-
i t had ceased for the nresent
Beagon ind that all the men had been
re-j(alled In, with the exception of one
Rang. J. B. Bassett will continue work
for two more days at the Rock Island
rapids, where he has a force dredging.
The need of the new quarters is
now aptly demonstrated, inasmuch as
the entire working force has been call
ed in and the men are stationed at
the local office. In the Safety build
ing, it was found that during the win
ter months, when the extra men were
called in, the quarters were cramped
and that the work was hampered to a
certain extent. This difficulty has
now been entirely eliminated, with the
removal of the office to the new post
STUMBLES ON DOG;
YOUTH IS BITTEN
Floyd Col'.ins, 10-year-old Bon of
Mr. and Mrs. U. G. Collins. 841 Fif
teenth-and-a-half street, Moline, Is in j
a serious condition as the result of a
dog bite Inflicted yesterday afternoon.
The lad was playing with some boy
menf ana 'nHe Bumpering about,
stumbled over a bird dog. The animal
at once turned on the lad and sunk
its teeth In the boy's face., A- stick
had to be used to pry the animal's
Jaws apart. The dog is still alive.
SLAYER OF POLICEMAN
IS TAKEN AFTER A FIGHT
Chicago, Nov. 14. Arthur Reich, 25
ears old, a teamster, who was arrest
ed after a fight in which he attempted
to stab a detective, confessed to Cap
tain John J. Halpln of the detective
bureau yesterday afternoon that he
killed Policeman Charles Jones of the
Raw son street station, who was shot
five times while in the performance of
his duty last Sunday afternoon.
Reich, who lives at 1749 North
Wood street, 6aid that it was with
the revolver that he had taken away tne murd-r of Gambler Rosenthal at
from Policeman Charles Glerman of Beckcr'8 bidding, took the witness
the Rawson street station that he j Etand today and swore the shots in
killed Jones. He admitted that he fir-jfront ot tne Hf,pl Metropole were fir
ed fiA nhnta tnfn tho v)Mimv . ed bv Harrv Vallon and "Priile-le"
and iuvoved tnree other '
dor, occurred. These are Frank Bar-
lock. Eddie Rahn. alias "Bottles "
and Eddie Galinskl. alias "Eeeie."
Ietwtives expect their arrest soon.
Reich's capture was not accomplish-
cd until after a knife had been taken
from him and he had been beaten In-;
CALLED CRUEL TO BOYS
Three Employes of St Charles School
Suspended for Severity.
Springfield, 111.. Nov. 14. Three
more employes of the St. Charles
school for boys have been suspended
on conviction of severity in the pun
ishment of Inmates of the institution.
The suspended employes are Fred
Ward, assistant superintendent; Mary
Ronburgh, cook; Harry Hill, physical
Abuse and disobedience
specific charges preferred against ' ... . ,r 7ay "e milllary
these three employes. Action on their j T J antier- The boat capsiz-rac-
haa imt t.l.n .v. .,..JF1' nl' flve were ab to swim
t !!. .
uuuiu i auiuiuiouauuu. OUSDenSlOn
U the punishment but suspension in
this Instance means permanent dis
missal unless the employes demand a
hArini? ir-fnra. th a ivti 1
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Slot Machine Removed.
Sheriff's deputies failed yesterday
to find any slot machines in Reynolds
when thev rtaltori thsra fniUni.. i-
formation from a Taylor Ridge store ! P "of Commissioner McCord, given
k.eper whose machine was turned to!Ut by the ,nterfitate commerce com
the wall day before yesterday "When ' mi88icn way. The commission sug
the Remolds man learnt wh.t h.18'8 tnat efficient transit bureaus be
ptned In Taylor Ridge he removed his
machine at once.
National Grange In Session
Spokane, Not. 14. The forty-sixth
annual conclave of the National ! lcn ocletT or Municipal Improve
Giange began yesterday with repre-iment ,B m 8e8slon- ultb- about 100
sentatives from 36 states in attend-
Diocesan Council In Session.
Michigan City, Ind, Not. 14. The
annual council of the EpiscoDal dio-
, cese of Michigan City opened yester-
day. About 130 delegates were Dres-
Ortie McManigal Testifies
Against Head of Iron
SECRECY IN REPORTING
Cighty Quarts of Explosive
Stored in Indianapolis
Office at One Time.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 14. Direct
charges that President Ryan of the
International Association of Ironwork
ers had ful. knowledge of explosions
and advised dynamiters to disguise
themselves were made by Ortie Mc
Manigal at the "dynamite" trial to
day. McManigal testified: "Ryan
said, T want you fellows to stop com
ing around this office so openly and
you don't change your appearance
enough. When anyone gets a good
look at you they would be sure to
know you the next time."
l.HillT AS MUNA1..
"I told him we weren't reckless and
that no one knew what we were doing.
Later when J. J. McNamara returned
to Indianapolis he arranged for great
er secrecy in my reporting to head
quarters. At night he was to put a
light in the window signifying the
coast was clear. If tfiere was no light
I was to stay away."
ENOIGH TO III.OW VP CITY.
McManigal said one time when 80
quarts of explosive were stored In a
vau,t in the ironworkers' office, Ryan
remarked: "If this should explode
there wouldn't be enough people left
in downtown Indianapolis to tell what
KTTOR n.V STA.M.
Salem, Mass., Nov. 14. Joseph Et-
t.or, on trial with Arturo Giovannittl
and Joseph Tar use for the murder of
Anna Loplzzo, In the Lawrence tex
tile strike, declared on the witness
stand today Jesus Christ and Abra
ham Lincoln were sources of inspira
tions to him as a labor leader.
New York, Nov. 14. Harry Horo
witz, otherwise -"Gyp the Blood,' the
dandy of the four gunmen charged with
; Webber, informers for the state, and
; a thJrd man n)vsterlously unnamed.
He denied every incriminating state-
' ment made by "Bald Jack" Rose, and
said he and his companions did not
hear of the murder until seven hours
after It occurred. They were within a
! stone's throw of the scene, whither
they had gone at the stranger's Invita
tion, he said, and Ced when they heard
The state rested its case against the
gunmen last night
Bucharest, Roumania, Nov. 14.
Forty-four Roumanian soldiers were
drowned yesterday crossing Calarasl
ARE ARCHAIC IS CHARGE
"aemugwn. OV. 1. conditions
i . .
I imposed on snippers or
grain products west of the Mississip
pi river and the territory northwest
of Chicago are "archaic, unreasonable,
I cumbersome and without justifica
tion." according to a supplemental re-
! e8tabli8ne1 r railroads to give ship-
pers the relief they are demanding.
City Improvement Society Meets.
Dallas, Texas, Not. 14. The Amer-
Present. -oionei ivmgiey or LJttle
it ock presides.
Supreme Court Visits President
Washington, Nov. 14. The supreme
court paid its annual fall visit rester-
day to the president. Mr. Taft, with
hlj personal aid. Major T. L. Rhoad.
.received tne justices la the bue room.;
WILSON TO LEAD
Princeton, N. J., Nov. 14. President-elect
Wilson is going to lead
newspaper correspondents a merry
chase when he begins his vacation
next week. He said he intended to
make long bicycle trips and ride
horseback a good deal. He will go
Saturday, Afternoon to a retreat, a
short distance frojn New York, where
he wHf spend a month. A party, of
correspondents are already training
for bicycle Journeys.
As governor of New Jersey, Wilson
today issued the annual Thanksgiving!
proclamation, drawing attention to the j
conduct of the political campaign Just I
closed, "without violence or passion."
The proclamation is as follows:
"Another year of peace and pro
perity has passed by. The life of tne
state and nation has been undisturb
ed by war or pestilence or disaster of
any kind. We have been free to
choose our own ways and have gone
through the varied action of a great
political campaign without violence or
passion. The hope of our people has
siisen with the increase in their life,
and God has been very gracious to us
in all His dealings."
Members of the class of '79 of
Princeton have arranged to give Wil
son a dinner in New York Friday.
SHY A BONE? GET
IT FROM STORAGE
New York, Nov. 14. One of th4
most interesting exhibits prepared for
the surgeons attending the National
Clinical congress here is shown at
Cornell Medical college.
In a series of demonstrations Pro
fessor Murlin is showing the "headless
cat" as a subject for physiological ex
periment. It is declared possible to
keep headless cats alive several days
if necessary. In the experiments be
ing carried on at present it is rarely
necessary to keep them alive longer
than 12 hours. The purposes of the
experiments is to study the reflexes of
tht nervours system.
What surgeons cite as evidence of
the rapid advance, of surgical progress
is the extent to which bone transplant
ation figures in operations being per
formed In this city this week. Sev
eral cf these operations show bones
can be kept in cold storage for use
whenever occasion arises.
Drown Baby Because It's a Boy.
Cincinnati. Nov. 14. Disanoointed
because their baby was a boy, when
j they wanted a girl, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
j Kipp, each 22 years of age, wrapped
' the child in a shawl and tossed it into
I the Ohio rjver. Both parents were ar
i Tf. stecf. The 10-day-old child drowned.
N.LONG WORTH IS
DEFEATED BY 97
Cincinnati. Ohio. Nov. 14. The of-
: ficial count of Hamilton county shows
; Congressman Longworth, son-in-law
of Co'.onel Roosevelt was defeated for
congress by Stanley Bow die, demc-
crat by 97 votes.
Czar Forgiving as Son Mends.
St Peters jurg, Nov. 14. Folic wing
THE JOY RIDERS
Is the language of an Imperial decree
of pardon Issued today:
"As an expression of my thanks for
the grace of God, to which is due the
recovery of the heir to tne throne, I
pardon Private Dachurln his grave of
fense." Tho decree was In the case of a sol
dier who, on Oct 23, was sentenced
to penal servitude for life for leaving
the ranks of a review in order to hand
a petition to the Russian emperor.
SCENE OF A RIOT
London, Nov. 14. The bouse of
commons was the scene last night of
a riot over Premier Asqulth's proposal
to rescind the action of Monday, when
the unionists carried by a majority of
22, Sir Frederick Banbury's amend
ment, defeating the most important fi
nancial feature of the home rule bill.
The unionists refused to permit the
deba'.e, and the speaker was forced to
adjourn the session on account of the
disorder. This is - an extremely rare
necessity and the situation is consid
ered a critical one.
The unionists almost unanimously
threaten that they will continue to
make business In the house impossible
unless the prime minister accepts the
amendment or drops the home rule
bill. They declare that his action is
unprecedented and will be obstructed
by unprecedented measures. Their ob
ject is to force the government to re
The uproar far exceeds that which
stifled Premier Asqulth's speech when
he introduced the home rule bill, and
has not been, equaled since the free
fight over Gladstone's first home rule
The ministers were taunted with ep
ithets like "traitors" and "apes." Sir
William Bull, unionist for Hommer
smlth, was ordered from the floor for
repeatedly calling Mr. Asquith a
After adjournment the unionists
doubled up programs and threw them
across the floor at the prime minister.
Winston Spencer Churchill, first
lord of the admiralty, was hit with a
heavy book hurled from the camp of
the enemy. A fight appeared immi
nent until Will Crocks, the labor mem
ber, poured oil on troubled water by
starting the singing of "Auld Lang
The house of commons this after
noon adjourned till Monday acting on
a suggestion believed to have eman
ated from King George himself. The
proposal was made .by the speaker,
who Intimated it would be advisable
that the "house take further time to
consider the points at issue" between
the two factions in regard to home
SCHRANK AS A STUDENT OF
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SOUL
Milwaukee, Wis.. Nov. 14. One of
the alienists examining Schrank said
today privately, that Schrank shows
evidence he considers himself a deep
student of the psychology of soul and
mind and is capable of adjusting any
wrong condition affecting the public.
Hence he might, this 1 man beli-jves,
at some future time, believe This force
again should be used.
Church May Have Dance Hall.
Newark. N. J., Nov. 14. A parish
house equipped with a dance hall, a
bowling alley and a moving picture
theatre will be erected for the Flmr
Presbyterian-church if the recommen
dation of the pastor. Rev. William
'La wson, U adopted.
3,000 ARE OUT IN
A TEAM STRIKE
IN WINDY CITY
Chicago Nov. 14. Possibility of a
strike of 30,000 teamsters, chauffeurs
and helpers composing the local
teamsters' union developed today.
wnen 3,000 members of local No. 705
struck . because of wage disagree-menfT'-TBe
mefk"oii strike were em
ployed by 10 contracting concerns.
The question in dispute was the ac
ceptance of $1 a week Increase for
single teams, and $1.50 for doubles
set by the International Brotherhood
of Teamsters to go into effect Nov. 1.
Two of the smallest of the 10 team'
ing contracting firms accepted the In
crease, while the other eight declined
to meet the demands.
Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 14. With
police and deputy sheriffs making a
final effort to preserve peace in the
teamsters' strike here, the mayor to
day again ordered all saloons in Des
Moines closed. The commissioner of
public safety sent all available police
to patrol the streets. The governor
yesterday notified officials that anoth
er riot would mean the cilllng out of
MAN GETS A YEAR
Chicago, Nov. 14. Albert C. Jones,
a real estate dealer who signed J30,
000 bonds for Jack Johnson in an at
tempt to obtain the pugilist's release
from jail, today was sentenced to a
year In Jail for contempt of court by
Federal Judge Land is. Jones, it was
charged,1 scheduled property which he
had deeded to his wife. Judge Landls
taid Jones "wilfully lied under oath
in relation to ownership of property.
PREMIER IS IN PANTHEON
Body of Canalajas Laid to Rest With
Madrid, Nov. 14. The body of the
Spanish premier, Jose Canalajas, was
entombed In the Spanish pantheon
yesterday afternoon with the hrsfaest
national honors. The entire nation Is
in mourning and all civil life and bus I
ness was suspended in Madrid until
after the ceremony.
King Alfonso, accompanied by
Prince Charles of Bourbon-Siciles, and
Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria, Infants
of Spain, walked behind the hearse
from the chamber of deputies to the
pantheon, while 250,000 persons stood
with uncovered beads in tribute to the
dead premier. The members of the
diplomatic corps and an official from
every department of the government
attended the funeral.
The press, of ail maTes of political
opinion, condemns the asassination
and lauds Senor Canalajas as the fin
eit type of Spaniard.
The assassin died, according to the
police, without making any statement.
The exact motives for the deed there
fore remain a mystery.
New Agreement Reached.
Washington, Nov. 14. An agree
ment between the United States and
Russia to take the place of the cow-
'. tuerclal treaty of 1832, the abrogation
j cf which becomes effective Jan. 1,
I next has been virtually reached, ac-
n cording to information from officials
' of authority.
FOR PEACE IS
Note From Porte Now in
Hands of Premier of
GOES BEFORE CABINETS
European Powers to Give Sup
port to Request for Cessa
tion of War. J
Sofia, Nov. 14. The Turkish note
for mediation was presented to the
Bulgarian premier this afternoon by
ministers of the great powers. Pre
mier Guechoff promised to confer on
the matter with the cabinets of the
allied Balkan nations. The text fol
lows: "The Ottoman government having
approached the great powers of
Europe to ask their mediation, we are
charged to inquire If Bulgaria is dis
posed to accept this mediation and
if so to what conditions Its acceptance
will be Bubject"
London, Nov. 14. Turkey will have
the support of the European powers
lu its request tor a cessation of hos
tilities. London, Nov. 14. Official confirma
tion that the pasha addressed King
Ferdinand of Bulgaria directly, asking
for conclusion of an armistice pending
negotiations of peace preliminaries,
was received from Constantinople this
GERMANY BACK OF AUSTRIA.
It is understood here that only four
of the powers agreed to submlf the
mediation proposal, while two, pre
sumably Austria and Germany, ab
stained from participating. Under
tbese circumstances the porte elected
to apply direct to the principal bellig
erent Bulgaria and thex is reaSon
to believe that the same course will
be adopted In the negotiations for the
terms of peace.
It Is semi-offlclally stated that the
porte has not yet received the reply
of the powers to its request for media
tion, and that the powers have taken
no step with the Balkan states with a
view to mediation.
Several young Turks were arrestt
today. An attempt was also" made to
ft nd Djavld Bey, the ex-minister of fi
nance and Salonlki deputy, for the
purpose of placing him under arrest,
but he had disappeared.
BITCHEBY BY BllGARS.
Berlin, Nov. 14. Insinuations that
Bulgarians aro guilty of atrocities
against the Turks and that the present
war is more of a butchery than order
ly warfare are made by the corre
spondent of the Vossische Zeltung.
The correspondent declares he is re
liably informed Bulgarians mutilated
bodies of Turks after the battle of
Klrk-Killlsseh and carried Turks heads
about on points of bayonets.
REPORT ADRIAN OlM.E FAI.I.F.
Belgrade, Nov. 14. Report that
the Turkish fortress at Adrlanople
had fallen before a combined attack
of Bulgarians and Servians is current
here, but without any confirmation la
, CHOLERA INCREASING. '
New York, Nov. 14. Oscar Straus,
former ambassador to Turkey, has re
ceived the following cablegram from
Ambassador Rockhlll at Constantino
ple: "There are now over 14,000 sick and
wounded soldiers here. Cholera seems
increasing fast. Much sickness and
destitution among many thousands' of
IN STATE $17,942,501
Springfield, III., Nov. 14. An In
crease of $17,942,501 over the 1311 as
sessment was made by local assessors
throughout Illinois in the property as
sessment for 1912, according to fig
ures made public by the state board of
equalization. On the local assessors'
returns the total Illinois property val-
capital stock of corporations, this
year reaches $2,122,104,048.
Rock Island county assessment Is
$19,049,031, a reduction of $652,418
CLERK TAKEN FOR
THEFT OF $25,000
Lake Charles, Nov. 14 The Wells
Fargo Kxprees company's office here
was robbed of a package of currency
said to be $25,000, early today. J. E.
Chevis, night express clerk, who re
ported the robbery, was arrested.
According to Chevis' story, he left
the office after the midnight train.
When he returned he found the safe
still locked, but tie package be bad
placed therein mowing.