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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.!
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 25.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1912. SIXTEEN PAGES-
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Thousands Carried Away
by Epidemic, Which
Outbreak May Prevent Con
London, Nov. 15. Bulgaria and
Turkey have agreed upon an armis
tice, according to a special news
agency dispatch from Bucharest, Ru
mania. Constantinople, via Kustendje, Nov.
15. The cholera epidemic among the
Turks at Tcbatalja is becoming worse.
Over 500 cases are reported daily and
the total number already exceeds 6,
000. Whatever hopes the Turks had of
maintaining the defences at Tchatalja
have beer dissipated by the outbreak
of cholera. An eye-witness declares
he saw 203 corpses burled in one
trench Tuesday. The bodies were drag
red to the spot on hooks and dropped
into the trench, which was not nearly
deep enough for the purpose, the cov
ering of larth being very shallow.
HI 1. 4. A H9 ALSO AFFECIKD.
While cholera Is undermining the
Turkish defences It also continues the
most formidable opponent to the Bul
garian advance, and it Is generally be
lieved her the outbreak will dispose
of the question of even temporary oc
cupation of Constantinople by Bulgar
ians. It Is staled on good au'hority
cholera has already appeared among
Tt HK t'OK) : l HREMIKR.
lwr. Nov. 15. Another Turk
ish fore surrendered to the Servians
near Mouastlr ysterday. The Serv
ians attacked the Turks at Debromlra.
They retreated to the village of Mor
atil, near Monastlr. There the Serv-
lur.s surrounded the village and pour-!
t-il in surh a heavy fire that the Turks j
hoisted the white flag.
Constantinople, Nov. 15. Bulgarians
1 ave reached the vicinity of Killos, on
the lllack ea coast, at the entrance of
the HoBi-horus and within a few miles
of the capital. Men belonging to the
Turkish lifeboat station have left.
Sofia, Nov. 15. The Turkish request
for an armistice was discussed today
by the Unitarian council of ministers.
Bulgaria will communicate with other
nations in the Balkan alliance and
ylve Its reply to Turkey as soon as it
reaches an agreement with the allies.
Negotiations for an armistice can then
he carried on by the commanding gen
erals of the opposing armies.
CiKT AROUND BELGRADE FOREST.
. 1-ondoo, Nov. 15. The announce
ir.ent that Bulgarians have reached
the vicinity of Kllios lifts the corner
ot the veil which has been baffling ob
servers for some days regarding the
movement of the victorious Invad
ers in front of the capital. Their
appearance at Killos shows they man
aged to creep around behind what Is
known as the forest of Belgrade, on
the outskirts of Constantinople, and
are now In close proximity to Therap
ta. a summer resort of residents of
Constantinople. There Is a strongly
constructed fort at, KIMoe, but this
was oonstructed to defend the place
from Attnrk by sea and may be open
to assault on the land side.
If a strong Bulgarian force Is al
ready at Killos on flank of the Turkish
army, the fate of the Ottoman troops
cannot. In military opinion, remain
long In doubt. If the Bulgarians have
decided to enter Constantinople before
a definite armistice Is agreed to.
EARLY PEACE ASSURED.
For the moment the action ot
Turkey in applying direct, to King
Ferdinand of Bulgaria for an armis
tice has superceded proffers of the
powers to mediate. No official news
has leaked out as to the course ne
gotiation taking. That early peace Is
assured la acoepted as a foregone con
c uston. but whether It will be brought
about before or after the surrender of
Constantinople la probably known only
to King Ferdinand. Differences be
tween Austria-Hungary and Berria ev
idently are In a fair way toward set
tlrir.er.t. but Montwoegro seems loath
to relinquish any spoils gained In
(NECKS LKAYK SALOnXL
Athens. Nov. 15. Greek a command
ed by Crown Prince Constantinople,
l ft Salonikl today, proceeding to Mon-
ttr. which Is practically surrounded
Indian Head on New Nickel.
Washington, Nov. 15. A deaign of
the new nickel to supplant the t-cent
coin now In circulation will be per
fected mlthin a few wka An Indian
head will adorn the face and the fig
ure of a buCalo the reverse.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Uland, Davenport, Molina,
Fair tonight and Saturday, slightly
warmer tonight with the temperature
Temperature at 7 a. m.. 28. Highest
yesterday, 45; lowest last night. 27.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., one
mile per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m.. 59, at
7 a. m.. 89.
Stage of water, 3.4, a rise of .3 In
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow 1
Snn sets 4:42. rises 6:4S. Evenins
stars: Mercury. Venus. Jupiter. Mora
tng stars: Saturn, Mars.
THOMAS TO GIVE
New York, Nov. 15. Under a Judg
ment filed In the supreme court Ed
ward Russell Thomas, who was mar
ried Nov. 5 at Newport to Miss Eliza
beth R. Finley, wl'.l have to get along i
with $50,000 a year income until he
has paid off more than $1,000,000 of
debts at the rate of $125,000 a year. I
The Judgment was entered In a suit
brought by William O. Allison, J.
Horace Harding, William H. Taylor,
Elverton R. Chapman. Charles 1. Mc-
Burney, as trustees, under an agree-'
ment made by Thomas in 1909 to liqui
date bis indebtedness arising large'.y
from the panic of 1907.
The suit was brought against Mr.
Thomas, his brother-in-law, R. Livings
ton Beeckman, Henry F. Eldridge,
and Charles I. McBurney, as execu
tors under the will of Mr. Thomas'
fHthr, General Samuel Bell Thomas.
It asked the court to determine
the amount of Income needed by Mr.
Thomas for the support of himself and detailed confession to having caused
family, and to direct that the remain-(the explosion, with his motives for do
ing income be applied to the payment ,n8 ll. and his comments on the fact
of his debts. j tnat 80 many people were killed, was
The lawyers agreed to have Harlan ! related on the witness stand in the
F. Stone determine the case as referee ! "dynamite conspiracy" trial yesterday
and to accept his decision as final. '. afternoon.
The Judgments entered was on the de- rtle E- McManlgal testified the con
cision of Mr. Stone, who found the j fission was given to him while he was
total income payable to Mr. Thomas hiding McNamara in the woods five
under his fathers wl'.l is $175,000 a!mlles from Conover. Wis., both of
Mr. McBurney testified that the total
annual Income of the estate, j $450,000
out of which General Thomas' widow
receives $100,000 and the rest goes B1 testified, were named by McNam
to her children. E. R. Thomas and ' ara 88 having made arrangements for
Mrs. Livingston Beeckman. He said ! tne Laa Angeles explosion and as hav-
he believed the income would contin-;13
ue at that sum for a number of years.
The trustees have obtained Judg-!
ment against E. R. Thomas for $1.234.-1
487 as the total amount of the debts '
put In their hands for liquidation and !
Mr. McBurnev testified that alnra Jan 1
4. last, Thomas has paid $177,648 to
ward reducing the Judgment.
When Mr. Thomas was asked bv E.
M. Green, of counsel for the liquida- i 'dieted In Los Angeles county with
tion trustees, if his Income in suffl-! Jarae8 B- McNamara on charges of
clent to pay $125,000 a year to the'murder' but they never have been
creditors and give a reasonable and .
proper sum for the support of him
self and his wife he said:
"It Is under the present circum
stances." "I understand you are married?" J
said the lawyer.
"Yes," replied Mr. Thomas.
"And that you have a former wife
who Is divorced from you and the
decree contains no provision for all-
"That is the truth."
Aurora, I1L, Nov. 15. Mrs. Freder
ick A. Dow of Chicago was elected
president of the Illinois Federation of
Women's Clubs yesterday. The result
was not given out yesterday, club wo
men said, because they wanted no
"heart burnlaeh" before the formal
reception of last night, the big social
event of the convention
Just before the convention adjourn
ed a resolution calling upon the state
to pass a law forbidding the granting
of marriage licenses unless the appli-
cants first presented "good health
certificates was adopted amid a storm
1,453 Killed In Mines.
Washington, Nov. 15. There were
1.453 men killed in and about coal
mines in the United States the first
eight months of this year, according
to the bureau of mines.
4 MEN PERISH IN
SHOOTING A DAM
St, Louis, Mo, Not. 15. Word was
rweived today that the body of A. P.
More, one of the four persons drown,
ed In the Illinois river below the La
grange dam. had been recovered. An
other body was brought to the sur
face by grappling Irons but slipped
away and was carried down stream.
The river Is being dragged for the
bodies ot the two others, it Is thought
j the four men were drowned trying
to shoot the dam in launches yester
McManigal Repeats the
Confession of James
TOLD TO HIM IN WOODS
Witness Claims Attempt Made
to Shoot Him While the
Two Are Alone.
Indianapolls, Ind., Nov. 15. James
B. McNamara's purchase of 500
pounds of nltro-gelatin, with part of
vhich he blew up the Los Angeles
imes building, was described at the
dynamite" trial today by George H.
Fhillips, assistant superintendent of a
pewder company. McManigal's teBtl-
inony was interrupted today to enable
the government to question other wit
nesses. More than one hundred wit
nesses. Including 30 from the Pacific
coast, were waiting. In his testimony
so far, McManlgal named 17 of the 45
men now on trial for alleged shipment
of explosives as having assisted him
iu causing explosions or having been
represented to him as knowing about
CONFESSION IS HEARD.
For the first time since the 21 per
sons were killed in the blowing up of
the Los Angeles Times building in
October, 1910, James B. McNamara's
them having gone to the isconsin
woods on the pretext of being hunters.
Olaf A. Tvietmoe, Eugene Clancy,
San' Francisco labor leaders, McManl-
furnished the two men, A. F.
Schmltt and David Caplan, to assist
18 buying the high power nitrogelatine,
"because Schmitt and Caplan had been
regularly employed on the coast by the
Trades Council of Callfor-
Tvietmoe and Clancy are among the
45 defendants on trial. Caplan and
Smith, named by McManlgal, were
Government agents have been In
formed that Caplan was killed.
When he asked McNamara why he
twls'ed off a gas Jet In the basement
of the Times building before the ex-
plosion, McManlgal testified that Mc-
I Nam ara replied he "wanted the whole
i building to go to hen, adding that he
i had boped to get General Otis,
tried to kill. him.
At the request of John J. McNamara,
McManlgal said he took James B. Mc-
Namara on a hunting trip with him
into Wisconsin, early in November,
1910. One day he missed James B.
and started out alone to look for deer.
"Standing on a tree stump, I sudden
ly heard the crack of a pistol," McMan-
igal testified, "but looking around, saw !
no one. Everyone was supposed to
wear a red cap to distinguish people
from deer. I saw no red cap. but pres
ently I saw James B. Suspicion flash
ed into my mind. I accused him right
out. 'I think you were taking a shot !
at me,' I said. If you do, you had bet
ter be quick about it. This is a fine
pIare up here to get rid a man JuBt
shoot him and the coyotes will eat up
his body.' He replied he Just did It to
"Then, we being alone for the first
time, we sat down and told me about
"i,he Ix3 Avnle8 Jb- He said Tviet -
nioe was the big paymaster, and there
vas never anything to fear for Tviet
rr.oe was the mayor of San Francisco.
He said Schmitt had a scheme to set
off bombs by chemicals which he had
I learned from a friend of Tvietmoe s
but when he (McNamara) showed
them the alarm clock scheme they all
decided It was best. Schmitt and J.
B. went to Los Angeles and looked
oer the Llewellyn and Baker Iron
works plants and the Times building.
"James B. sent back to his brother
a post card on which was partly writ
ten and partly printed: 'It now reads,
'The Times for the news,' it will soon
read, "The news for the Times.'
"I asked him why he went after the
Times. He answered Tvietmoe had
put him onto it
IN INK ALLET.
"Thfi he told me how he had set
the bomb In wnat is
known as "ink
alley' in the Times building In some
ink barrels and old paper. Going in
he said he was stopped by the night
watchman, who asked him what he 'and four visitors, including two young
wanted In there. He replied he was , woman, are buried in the Old Horn sil
going to the composing room. The'ver mine at Frisco. Beaver county.
watchman let him pats. He again
was stopped by a boy; but he ai&a.
Gov. Woodrqw Wilson announces that he JUs soon to sail (or Bermuda where ho hopes to enjoy
a complete rest. . . ' ' " ' '
MRS. KIRBY TELLS
OF SOME LOSSES
Chicago, Nov. 15. Mrs. Margaret
Kirby, wife of William T. Klrby, own
er of the insolvent Klrby Savings
bank, today In Federal Judge Landis'
court told an unusual story of the wo
man.' -tnw)hBai part in the wrecking
of the oanav' Fanga feasible jail
sentence tot contempt or failure t
produce $20,000 of the missing funds
of the bank, Mrs. Kirby reluctantly
told of gambling operations by her
husband through which she alleged
more than $C0,000 was lost by the
She told of taxlcab trips from her
home to the Blackstone and other
downtown hotels, on which occasions
she carried $10,000 to $20,000 to her
husband each trip. It was intimated
Kirby was a victim of swindlers who
used a wire tapping scheme to get the
told the boy he was going to the com
posing room. The boy directed him
to a door or a' Btairway, I think he
sold. He reached the basement and
while passing through it tore off a gas
"He told me he put the infernal ma
chines at the residences of General
Harrison Gray Otis, proprietor of the
Times, and Felix J. Seebandler, secre
tary of the merchants and manufac
turers' association, all to go off at 1
o'clock in the morning. He said on
the way back east he was freightened
by the people talking of the explosion.
He said he could not bear to look any
tody In the face and be thought every
one on the train was looking at him.
At Salt Lake City he said he could
I not stand it any longer, so he stepped
1 off the train and got in touch with J.
E. Munsey, who hid him in his house
for two weeks.'
BANKER IN PARIS
Paris, Nov. 15. Augustin Max,
knnu-n throughout France as the
! ..blind banker of Paris," created a
sensation by surrendering to the po
lice and confessing he had misappro
priated $2,000,000 of his clients' mon
ey. Max declared he Invested the
funds In mines In New Caledonia,
uhich were complete fai'.ures.
COST HIM $3,434
Washington, D. C, Nov. 15. Clyde
Tavenner, successful democratic can
didate for congress In the Fourteenth
Illinois district, spent 3,43 all told,
according to his final report. In his
campaign and William G. Herman, re
publican. Eighth district, $47. Their
reports were filed yeeterday.
! Eleven Buried in Mine.
I Salt Lakei Nov. 15. Seven miners
The visitors are uninjured In the ZOO
foot leveL The fate of miners la the
WILL THIS HAPPEN?
lower levels Is uncertain. The women
are daughters of Mine Foreman Alex
ander. TEAMING STRIKE
ENDED IN HURRY
Chicago, Nov. 15. Something like a
record for a speedy strike settlement
as made yesterday when the differ
ences botween the Chicago Teamsters,
Chauffeurs and Helpers' union and the
team owners, many of them members
of the Chicago Cartage club, were ad
justed within 12 hours after the strike
as called. The demand of the team
sters for a wage Increase of $1.50 per
week was granted.
Fear that the walkout of the 2,000
men might tie up local transportation
and precipitate another such sanguin
ary labor war as that of 1905 may
have hastened speedy settlement.
The strike was due principally to
disagreements between the Chicago
learn Owners' association and the
Chicago Cartage club. Several days
ago the first named organization
agreed to pay its employes, most of
them members of the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters, an increase
of $1 per week.
The Cartage club and a few Inde
pendent team owners not Identified
with any trade organization refused
to raise the pay of the members of
the Chicago Teamsters, Chauffeurs
and Helpers' union employed by them.
They agreed to raise the pay of em
ployes who were members of the In
ternational brotherhood $1 per week.
The members of the Cartage club and
the Independents holding out against
the wage increase for the teamsters'
union are in the minority. They con
trol less than one-hird of the teams
In the city.
The war between the Cartage club
and the Team Owners' association is
not over. Many ot the members of
tbe Cartage club employ members of
the International brotherhood.
The members of the executive com
mittee of the Cartage club announced
last night that they would meet in
a day or two and recommend to in
crease the pay of the International
Brotherhood teamsters 50 cents a
veek to give them the same salary as
the Teamsters, Chaffeurs and Helpers'
union was granted yesterday.
DAGO FRANK CIRC0FICI
UPHOLDS PALS' STORIES
New York, Nov. 15. ''Dago Frank"
Clrcofici, exonerated by his three gun
men pals of having even been near the
scene of the murder, took the witness
a 'and today in his own and their be
half to corroborate their stories that
"Rosenthal was shot down by Vallon
and Webber, informers, and not by
one of the gunmen, urider orders from
Becker." He declared Robe never im
portuned him or others to "croak" the
SAM H. HARRIS BIDDER
FOR THE PHILLIE CLUB
Chicago, Nov 15. Jack Johnson,
a theatrical rranager, announced he
was negotiating for the purchase of
the Philadelphia National league club.
L rimer Under Knife.
Chicago, Nov. 15. Surgeons an
nounced that they would operate on
William E. Lorimer tomorrow for ap-
pendlcitis. Lorimer as said to be
much improved today.
ROOSEVELT BY 66
San Francisco, Nov. 15. Roosevelt
has a plurality of 66 over Wilson In
complete election returns for Califor
nia In hand today. The figures, con
siderably more than 600,000 votes.
were official from all except three
counties. San Francisco, Los Angeles
and Yuba. Mr. Roosevelt's victory,
however. Is not yet certain.
In Los Angeles, a Roosevelt strong
hold, the democrats filed a petition
with the district court of appeals for
a writ of mandamus to compel the
Iward of supervisors to "make an
honest count." Argument will be
heard Monday. Democrats contended
the final count would put Wilson sev
eral hundred, in the lead for the en
Gross Irrejrularltles were charged by
the petitioners, on of whom is Miss
Mary Foy, a wealthy resident of Pasa
dena. Thati tally sheets In 38 pre
cincts were removed from the elec
tion returns through the breaking of
official seals also was alleged.
The tally sheets, it was asserted,
were made unintelligible by the Judges
of election, and changed so that more
than 600 votes were affected.
Bald Hills, the last northern pre
cinct to straggle In, gave four votes
to Taft, one to Chafin and none to
the two leading candidates.
Montpelier. Vt., Nov. 15. President
Taft carried Vermont Nov. 5, by 361
votes over Roosevelt, according to offl
clal returns compiled by Secretary of
State Bailey. Wilson ran third, 7,980
votes separating him from Taft, who
received 23,334 votes. Dobs received
928 and Chafin 115 votes.
ASKED TO SERVE GRATIS
London, Nov. 15. Payment of mem
bers of parliament was condemned at
today's session of a conference of
unionist associations, now meeting In
Ixindon. A resolution carried invit
ing the "next house of commons" to
restore the principle of gratuitous par
Kills Two Women and Himself.
Pittsburgh, Nov. 15. John Mathews,
aged 35, shot and killed his wife,
killed another woman whose name the
police do not know, and then killed
Superior, Wis. The Duluth-Superior
Street Railway company was ordered
to establish a rate of six tickets for 23
atfi on Superior line. The Wis
consin railroad commission fixed the
J. JOHNSON GETS
BOND; OUT OF JAIL
Chicago, Not. 15. Jack Johnson,
the pugilist, waT released today on
bonds of $30,000. The sureties were
the pugilist's mother and Mathew
Baldwin, a real estate dealer.
As Johnson was leaving the federal
building he was arrested on a charge
of attacking a newspaper photograph
er last Friday when ha entered the
i Jail. He was taken to a police station
j and released on a $400 cash bond. The
J photographer has filed suit aaking
i$10,00o damages of Johnson.
DIE OF HOTEL
Chicago Victim May Have
Been Beaten by a Re
DETECTIVES ON TRAIL
Passages From Bible Found
Strengthening the Theory
of the Police.
Chicago, Nov. 15. Chicago detec
tives departed for Detroit today on the
trail of "George Remnee," believed to
have been the companion of a woman
who was probably fatally beaten in
a room at the Saratoga hotel last
night. The police of Nlles, Kalamazoo
and Battle Creek were notified to be
on the lookout for "Remnee." He Is
described as 40 years old, stoutly
built and weighs about 210 pounds.
After a careful examination of Ae
register of the hotel. Captain Halpln
said he believed the man and woman
registered as "George Remner and
wife, Detroit," Instead of George Rem
nee, as first believed.
DESCRIPTION sent opt.
A description of the woman's gar
ments has been sent to several Mich
igan cities, and Cleveland and Cin
cinnati. The woman was taken to the
county hospital. The description sent
to other cities was as follows:
"Forty-five or 50 years old; five
feet six tall; weighs 135 to 145
pounds; blue eyes; brown hair, mixed
with gray; prominent nose; two teeth
upper left Jaw missing; eye tooth In
upper right and several back teeth
missing; hands soft and freckled."
BIBLE PASSAGES FOUND.
Among the articles found In the
room where the woman was beaten
was a bible with a number of pas
sages which were given close scrut
iny by detectives. One was, "And
thine eye shall not pity, but a life
shall go for a life, an eye for an eye,
a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand,
a foot for a foot."
All the marked passages were noted
by detectives on the theory the as
sailant may have been a religious
IW DETROIT YESTERDAY.
Detroit, Nov. 15. Police here are
o? the opinion the woman's assailant
may have left here yesterday morning
for Chicago. He Is said to have a large
growth on the neck which necessitates
a 17k collar.
TWO DEAD IN ROOMING HOUSE.
Hutchinson, Kan., Nov. 15. Mrs.
I.lllie Green of Kansas City and Frank
Parks, a merchant of Canton, Kan.,
were found dead in a rooming house
here today. The woman had been
gagged and her head beaten with a
hammer. The man's throat was cut.
Park leaves a widow, and Mrs. Green,
a husband and two children.
FINED BY COURT
Little Falls, N. Y., Nov. 15. George
R. Lunn, socialist mayor ot Schnec
tady, today was found guilty of vio
lating a city ordinance recently In
refusing to move when the police in
terrupted a speech he was making to
striking mill employes. He was sen
tenced to pay a fine of $50 or spend
60 days In Jail.
Lunn signified his Intention of going
to Jail, rather than paying a fine, when
"This Is a question of principle. I
will never spend a dollar for quoting
"The question of quoting Lincoln
does not appear in the Information
thaUcaused your arrest," replied Judge
Collins, who tried the rase.
KNOX AND BRYCE RATIFY
TREATY ON FISHERIES
Washington, Nov. 15. Secretary
Knox and Ambassador Bryce today
exchanged ratifications of the treaty
signed Jirfy 7 last providing for an
adjustment of the north Atlantic fish
eries controversy. The convention has
already been approved by the'sena'e.
In substance, it prescribes boundary
waters and provides for a commission
to pass upon the reasonableness of
local Canadian and Newfoundland fish
Senator Rayner Better.
Washington, Nov. 15. Senator Isa
dor Rayner of Maryland, who has been
critically ill at his home here, was
reported slightly Improved this morn
ing. Muskegon, Mich. Three nonagenari
ans died this week. They were Mrs.
Karrie Halverson, aged 98; Mrs. Su
sannah Bigelow, aged 93, and William
McDonald, 9a yeara old,