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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 26.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1912. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TARIFF IS TO
Wilson Decides on Extra
Session for Middle
KEEPING PARTY PLEDGE
Holds That All Uncertainty
Should Be Removed as .
Soon as Possible.
I SHALL CALL CONGRESS TO
CETHER IN EXTRAORDINAY SES
SION NOT LATER THAN APRIL 15.
I SHALL DO THIS NOT ONLY BE
CAUSE I THINK THE PLEDGES OF
THE PARTY OUGHT TO BE RE
DEEMED A8 PROMPTLY AS POS
8'BLE, BUT ALSO BECAUSE I
KNOW IT TO BE IN THE INTER
EST OF BUSINESS THAT ALL UN
CERTAINTY AS TO WHAT THE
PARTICULAR ITEMS OF TARIFF j
REVISION ARE TO BE SHOULD BE
REMOVED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,
New York. Not. 16. President
elect Wood row Wilson announced last
iikih ii ue win can congreBS to-
fretber In extraordinary session' not
ltter than April 15 of next year to re
lice the tariff.
Governor Wilson has been urged to
this course since his election by the ,
leaders of his party, by senators and '
rtpresv'atives In congress and by
the business men of the country.
Since Nov. 5 he has had laid before
him the views of many men whose
opinions bear weight In tjie considera
tion of a question of such Importance.
Not all of this mass of opinion has
been of the sumo tenor, but the con
sensus of views has been In favor of
While the platform adopted at Bal
ttmore declared thertTiffcftmcHJarTy"
believes that any other tariff than one
di'BlKned for revenue purposes Is un
constitutional, cognizance was taken
of the fact that a policy of 'protection
lias so Ingrained Itself Into the com
nierclal Interests of this country that
i: would be unwise to attempt any
thinK more than a gradual elimination
; 1 lie duties considered obnoxious.
Hie demand that this gradual reduc
tion be Instituted Immediately was,
ti pledges will be kept.
Beyond bis statement that he will
cj.I1 an extraordinary session the pres
ident elect has made no comment on
the situation other than that so far as
tie was concerned the p'edges of his
ptirty and Its platform would be car
Iurfng the campaign he taxed Pres
ident Taft for vetoing the bills Intro
duced at the last session of the pres
ent congress for the reduction of the
woolon and cotton schedules.
It is stated that these same bills
have been redrafted and revamped
since the presidential campaign began
and that they will be reintroduced
vLen the Sixty-fourth congress con
nes. Although he has favored the Idea of
an extra session because the present
arrangement would not bring the new
( ngreos Into session until 13 months
afier its election, Mr. Wilson had ex
jectd to spend more time In ascer
taining public opinion.
With the time to be consumed In
discussion the governor felt that if an
xtra session were not called the ben
efits of tariff revision would be post
poned for practically two years
Throughout the campaign be reiterat
ed revision of the tariff and that dem
ocraUc leader knew perfectly well
AHT II El CHAXbED 1119 MIXD.
WHY He Changed His Mind
The governor wa Impressed by
the argument also that with an early
announcement as to an extra session
democratic leaders in congress could
tx'gln to take counsel at an early date
o that much of tho preliminary detail
u'd b worked out before congress
convened on April 15.
Immediately upon his election tho
governor made up his mind to waft
until after he returned from his va
cation before making known hi atti
tude, but upon finding, as he said, that
opinion In favor of a special session
as practically unanimous he felt no
hesitation about making public hi
Though the president elect means
to rest while In Bermuda, he really
expects to give a good deal of times
to quiet thought about the problem
that face him. He wl'J sketch his an
nual nie&e to the New Jersey leg
islature and will do some extensive
reading on data on the tariff, monopo
lies, banking and currency reforms,
and other Issues.
EX PI-XT TO BR LET ALOXE.
Governor Wilson will sail at 2
o'clock this afternoon for Bermuda on
the steamship Bermudian and will rest
until Dec 1C. It had been his ta'enr
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Fair tonight and Sunday, colder to
night with the lowest temperature
about 25 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a, m, 35. Highest
yesterday. 47; lowest last night. 34.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 10
miles per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m, 57, at
7 a. m, 87.
Stage of water, 8.5, a fall of .1 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From uoon today to noon tomorrow.
Sun sets 4:41. rises 6:30. Evening
stars: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter. Mor
log stars: Saturn, Mars.
tlon to make no statement respecting
the tariff until his return, but the de
mands for relief from uncertainty fi
nally prevailed upon him.
He expects to be let alone while on
his vacation, however, and one of his
first acts after his arrival will be to
call upon th governor of Bermuda and
to request him that he be permitted to
spend his time there without recogni
tion of his official status either as gov
ernor of New Jersey or as president
elect of the United States.
He will be accompanied by Mrs.'
Wilson and their two younger daugh
ters, the Misses Jessie and Eleanor
Wllsoa In the party will be also
Charles Schwem, the governor's sten
ographer, who accompanied him on
all his campaign trips, and Mrs.
Schwem. 10 newsnaner cnrreRnnnrtonta
and th wiv nrt rhilrtrn of r
The governor came to New York last
night to attend the dinner given in his
honor by his classmates, Princeton,
'70. Mrs. Wilson and their three
daughters accompanied him.
There was a snppial far nn the same
train enroute from Philadelphia to New
York, carrying 16 business men, one
of whom was paying a bet of $5,000
he wagered a year ago that a demo
'cafe president would not be elected
this year. Charles I). Prettyraan, a
real eBtate man of Philadelphia, who
won the bet, was, according to one of
its conditions, to spend 11,500 for a
dinner in New York for a party of 16
business friends. The governor smiled
when he learned of the affair.
IIKHMOS APPROVED BV LEADERS.
Washington, Nov. 16. General
proval was voiced In democratic cir
cles last - night over President-elect
Wilson's decision to call an extra aes-
1 pirn "f rrnrreiig In riTltm tlm tru iff.
The announcement was in line with
almost universal recommendation of
senate and house leaders, and It met
instant response from Speaker Clark,
Senator Williams, William Jennings
Bryan, and from Senator Dixon, Colo
nel Roosevelt's campaign manager.
Earlier In the day Speaker Clark had
voiced his desire for the extra session
In strong terms . A similar statement
had been made early In the week by
Senator Martin, democratic leader of
the senate. The news from New York
last night cleared the congressional j
air or the uncertainty that had exist-,
ed and paved the way for active work ; Philadelphia and other points of the i of the season.
on the part of the democratic mana- j east were early on hand. Yale won Pennsylvania supporters hope'for a
ger during the coming weeks in prep- j the toss and took the goal with the j victory over the unbeaten Indian
aratlon for the April cenvenlng of the nd at its back. There was an ex-1 eleven, which has demonstrated re
tariff session. ! change of kicks after the klckoff ; markably strong offense in all its
Some republican opposition to Uie '! v b'cn went out of bounds repeatedly. I games,
special session was apparent among Tne bal1 was on Princeton's 20-yard! mixxesota-wiscoxsix.
members In the capital last night. Al-j Iine following the touchback. Line Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 16. The
though the White house would not'plungPB brought the ball to mid field, i game here this afternoon between
comment upon the announcement ' v nere Princeton punted to Yale's 12-j Minnesota and Wisconsin, which Is ex
from New York, friends of President ! vard ,lne- Yale IalIed to gain and p cted to determine the championship
Taft would not bring on any further kiclie(l- Princeton tried for a field , of the western conference, outshad
"disturbances of business." ! ECal tTom Yale's 30-yard line, but fail- j owed all other football contests in the
Senator McCumber of North Dako-'4-1' Yale faJIe1 t0 Ealn and Flynn est today. In case Minnesota wins
ta, republican, favored "getting jdroPPed back to fhe 20-yard line and it will have to defeat Chicago a week
over with." In all democratic quar-l k!cktd a beautiful field goal from ' from today in order to avert a triple
ii-rn, nowever, tne extra session was
DIXOX SAYS MOVE WAS WISE.
Senator Dixon had the following to
"I think Wilson has done the wise
secures the administration and the
democratic party an opportonlty to
nif their promises
made during the campaign. The coun
try will soon have an opportunity to
Judge of democratic performance."
"Will the democrat receive the sup
port of the progressives In revising
me tartar Mr. Dixon wa asked
upon ineir per-
formances," he said.
CLERKS ALREADY BUSY.
Washington. Nov. 16. Clerks of the
house way and means committee are
already at work upon tariff revision
tills for the special session of con
gress which Wilson stated he will
summon next April. It has not been
determined whether one general bill
mill be Introduced, embracing wool,
cotton. Iron and steel revisions, which
the democrats previously passed, or
whether each of these schedules will
again be brought In, In the form of
separate bill. Democratic leaders
agreed, however, over the sugar tar
iff, and this situation is puizllng man
agers of the party in both houses. Th
house free sugar bill, passed last ses
sion, did not meet with approval of
tbe democrat In the senate. Wil
son' determination to call an extra
ftcseion perfect a record of practical
lv continuous work upon the tariff
cine the special session wa called
by Taft In 1909.
Parson Eloper Gets 90 Days.
Evansvllle. Ind., Nov. 16. A fine of
1200 and costs and a Jail sentence of
90 day were Imposed upan Rev. Wil
liam F. Dund. mho eloped here from
Granite City, 111., with bis organist.
Miss Eetelle Massur, 18 year old.
Important Games in the
East and West Are
PRINCETON TAKES LEAD
Yale Three Scores Behind
End of Third Period
Final Princeton, 6; Yale, 6.
First period Chicago, 7; Illinois, 0.
First half Pennsylvania, 20; Car
First half Harvard, 0; Dartmouth,
Final Harvard, 3; Dartmouth, 0.
First period Michigan, 7; Cornell,
End of half Michigan, 7; Cornell, 7.
Firs half Wisconsin, 14; Minneso
ta, 0. '
Princeton. Nov. 16. Princeton and
Yale are scheduled to meet this after
noon in what promises to be one of
the premier football battles of the
season. Indications were for a hard,
close game. Trainers report both
teams in perfect trim. The outcome
of the contest will have important
bearing on the final rating of the so
called "big elevens." Should Yale be
victorious, Princeton, with defeats by
bcth Harvard and Yale, will be out of
! the running, while should Princeton
aP"!win. it Will either h a nso rf a
three-cornered tie or the championship
foi Harvard, depending on the out
come of the Harvard-Yale battle a
"VTffilfffWHI "today. The condition of
the--gTidlron Is favorable for a fast
game, being hard and fairly dry. Sup-
porters of both teams are fairlv con-
fident of victory, although confidence !
of the blue contingent without ques
tion is much stronger than that of
Princeton men. A conservative esti
mate put the nnmber of. visitors here
for the game at 30,000. Betting is
10 to 9 to 10 to 7. with Yale on the
YALE wHfS TOSS.
The four big stands were jammed
before the gatne. Thousands of root-1
ers from New England, New York, !
micuicuL. i iicuuu truui-u buoi uy ,
Yale, 3; Prince-
FLYXX IS IXJIHED.
Yale failed to gain, and kicked.
Princeton returned the ball to the Yale
30-yard line, and fumbled, but recov
ered. A short gain by Princeton pi
the ball on the 25-yard line, where
Princeton kicked a field goal. ' An ex-
change of punts followed, in which H.
Baker of Princeton ran a punt back
28 yards before he was downed. The
game was delayed. Flynn nearly twist
ed an arm off in a scrimmage, but he
remained in the game. The ball was
on the Yal 10-yard line after an ex-
j change of kicks. Mass plays put the
j ball on the three-yard line, but Yale
held like a stone wall. Princeton tried
for a field goal and succeeded. Tbe
half ended a minute later. Score:
Yale. 3; Princeton, 6.
X EITHER SCORE IX THIRD.
Third period On the klckoff Prince
ton ran the ball back 30 yards. Ex-rl.nnc-H
of nunta and several fumhloa
gave Yale the ball on Princeton's 36- ,
yard line. The first two attempts at!
a forward pass failed and Yale at. '
tempted a field goal but failed. Prince-
ten punted and Yale began playing
va i-iriA Isv trilnan TArn f Via era rr tm
vas resumed each eleven punted fre -
quently after small gains by each, and
the period ended without either scor
ing. Score now: Yale, 3; Prince
Fourth period This period saw a
vast amount of punting by both teams.
In which Flynn of Tale made a beau
tiful punt of 60 yards. Princeton root
ers, seeing victory ahead, cheered wild
ly while the Tigers played safe, keep
ing the ball out of their territory.
Yale played hard, and advanced th
nl" ? -igbt in the line, to the CoUeg" aty" V T
Klynn nearly stripped off his trouser. t o n
Time wa called and a little tailoring J"" f "e Undent.- Wilson said.
,jeAvvfV. ", - ' "
I enter A You-re- (5ov'
Is terribly shocked at our rude
ELECT DEAD MAN
IN IOWA COUNTY
Carroll, Iowa, Nov. 16. Attorney
General Gosson has been asked to de
termine what happens when voters
elect a dead man to office. Victor
Schirk was elected county supervisor
after he had been buried five days.
A P. Ratten, his opponent, who re
ceived half as many votes, 1b claiming
ball ino Princeton's territory. Tale
kicked field goal from Princeton's
50-yard Une. tielng the. score. Many
subBtl,utes came to the rescue, and
the game ended with the final score:
Yale, C; Princeton, 6.
OTHER EASTERN RATTLES.
Other important games to be play
ed in the east today are Harvard and
Dartmouth and Pennsylvania and Car
lisle. Harvard ruled a slight favorite.
The seating capacity at the Cambridge
stadium has been extended slightly.
More than forty thousand are In ex-
pectation of one of the largest crowds
ue. a win tor w isconBin win give
it. a clear cut title to the champion
ship. Betting was two to one on vls
consin. Never since the famous six to
six game against Michigan, it Is said,
has there been such intense feeing
over a Minnesota game, and the slo
gan is "beat Wisconsin." Although
, C'c ach Williams does not predict a vic
tory, yet he declares Minnesota is
"cot afraid" of the Wisconsin team.
There Is a feeling among Minnesota
followers that some tricks of the in
ventor of the famous "Minnesota
shift" may bring victory to the ma
roon and gold today. On the other
hand, Wisconsin followers rely on the
veteran strength of their team for
speed and crushing power of backs.
(HI( A(.0 AXD ILLIXOIS.
At Champaign, Chicago and Illinois
are scheduled to settle the !Ie for
the state championship, as well as
their standing In the "big nine" con
ference race. Each team has suffer
ei! one defeat, and Illinois has H$n
tied once during tbe season. Chl-
C16 18 a 8llght favor,,e M
At Ann ArboT' CorneU an,d Micn'-
Ean are expected to put up a desperate
'. rpnl ,n n 10 reu""',lB luelu'
. reive in the esteem of their respect
ive followers. Michigan ha an ad-
idfy m U th 'Jf Ule
!abTe team' ot which Cornetl woa
3 AUTO BANDITS
Iola, Kan, Nov. 16. Three bandit,
who Impressed a car, chauffeur and
tier ou au svei ago ui xx vuuuub. j. v i -
THE SUPERCILIOUS ENGLISHMAN
manners In campaigning, but how about hi own house of commons?
mechanician Thursday night and went
on a raid of farmhouses and villages
in this vicinity were captured by a
posse near here. Before their capture
00 shots were exchanged. One of the
bandits was wounded. The robbers
obtained very little booty In their
BUYERS IN CLOCKS
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 16. Jewelry
store employe testified in the "dyna
mite" trial today that the alarm clocks
used by the McNamara brothers and
McManigal in the manufacture of
bombs were purchased in such quan
tities as to arouse suspicion. How
the dynamiters bought 12 clocks in
Pittsburgh in July, 1510, after they
had blown up the job at McKee's rock
vas described by Miss Margaret
Burns. She asked McManigal what
he was going to do with so many. He
replied they were for friends In the
country. Miss Anna Elliott testified
McManigal bought at an Indianapolis
jewelry store all the alarm clocks in
st.ock. The similarity of a clock which
McManigal lost at Peoria and another
found at Los Angeles, was one of the
clues to put the detectives on the
Frank ' Eckhoff, a neighbor and
friend of the McNamara family In Cin
cinnati, testified he met James B. Mc
Namara two weeks after the latter
blew up the Los Angeles Times. lie
said McNamara appeared 'desperate
and talked of killing himself. He also
wanted to kill Miss Mary Dye. stenog
rapher at union headquarters, "be
cause she knew too much" about dyna
miting. Eckhoff said he refused to
enter a plan to put a bomb under Miss
GIRL WOUNDED LIKE T. R.
Ethel SllbefSays "They Made Awful
Fus Over Little Thing."
Milwaukee. Wis., Nov. 16. Miss
Ethel Silber, who was accidentally
shot by Henry Wolff Wednesday, has
a wound in her breast almost Identi
cal with that received by Col. Roose
velt. After a phv-siclan had removed
the bullet, she sa.?.
"And they made such an awful fuss
over a little thing like this. I am sur
prised that a big man like Colonel
Roosevelt would jet them." j
Miss Silber was shot because shei
and Wolf "didn't
think the gun was
WILSON MISSES TAFT BY
FFlAf MINIITCQ IN flflTW AM 1
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New York, Nov. 16.-Covernor Wil-I
sor- tried to see President Taft today.
and missed him by a few minutes. The
governor arose late and asked his sec- j
rttary to ascertain where the presi-
Jdcnt wa staying. The secretary re-
MEESE MADE PRESIDENT
OF RIVER ASSOCIATION
Rockford. HI, Nor. 16 W. A.
Meese of Moline wa elected president
of the Rock River Improvement asso
Lor! me r Operated On.
Chicago, Nov. 16. Surgeons opera
ted upon William E. Lorimer for ap
pendicitis today. They declare toe op
eration wa successful
MAY INDICT ROAD
Chicago, Nov. 16. Government offi
cers admitted' the federal grand Jury
had started an investigation with the
object of seeking indictments against
the New York Centrst railroad and an
Illinois coal mining corporation on
charges of rebating.
FORMER IOWA GOVERNOR
LARRABEE PASSES AWAY
Clermont, Iowa, Nov. 16. Former
Governor William Larrabee died at
his home here at 10:35 today. ,
TREASURER OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY BREAKS HIS NECK
Calumet, Mich., Nov. . 16. William
W hite, 24, treasurer-elect of Houghton
county, sustained a broken neck late
last night by falling down stairs In
hie home, death resulting in a few
Tarred Girl Wins Case.
Norwalk, O., Nov. 16. The Jury In
the case of Ernest Welch, charged
with participation In the tarring of
Minnje Le Valley at West Clarksfleld
on the night of Aug. 30, last night re
turned a verdict of guilty of assault
and battery. Welch was the first to
bo tried to six men Indicted on a
charge of "riotous conspiracy."
Cut Artery In Lathe.
The severing of an artery in the left
arm of Emil Burg of Moline, when
that member was caught In a lathe
dog at the Burk and Beck machine
shop, nearly caused his death from
loss of blood at 10 o'clock this morn
ing. The ligaments of the arm were
torn and the flesh fearfully mangled.
$400,000 Fire Los.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 16. The
pant of the Van Camp Packing com
pany waa damaged to the extent of
1400,000 by a fire of unknown origin
this morning. The oss 1b covered by
Taft In New York. .
New York, Nov. 16. President Taft
arrived from Washington this morn
ing. Tonight he will be a guest at a
dinner of the Lotos club. Monday
he goe to the New Haven to attend
a meeting of the Yale corporation.
Iowa Campaign Expenses.
DeB Moines, Iowa, Nov. 16. Demo
crats spent $15,329; progressives, $13,
F.Cg, and the republicans $8,301 In the
i recent Iowa campaign.
no8U)n. Nov. i6.Rv. Walter
Taylor SumneI.( dean of the rathedra,
ss peter Md paul of CLlcago ,B w
Washington, Nov. 16. Senator Ray
iior of Maryland remains In a critical
Longest Family Tree.
The biggest family tree in the world
is believed to be the one which traces
the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth back
to King David and thence to Adam,
or at least o near to Adam as one
ci uld get. The coat of arm 1 given
In almost every case, with full par
ticulars of the date of births and
dratbs. The labor of providing coats
of arms Is abandoned before Methuse
lah' time, but the chart measures
45 feet and certainly does take one
through a maze of nobility.
Armistice Will Probably
be Arranged in a
BULGARIA IS DICTATOR
Not to Insist on Taking Con
stantinople and Dardenel
les, It Is Believed.
WASHINGTON, NOV. 16. THE
8TATE DEPARTMENT HAS RE-'
CEIVED FROM THE AMERICAN
EMBASSY AT CONSTANTINOPLE j
A TELEGRAM GIVING A REASSUR
ING REPORT OF THE SAFETY OF
ALL AMERICANS IN CONSTANTIN
OPLE AND IMMEDIATE VICINITY.
Constantinople, Nov. 16. Opinions
arc general here that the war Is prac
tically over. The armistice with the
Bulgarians in all probability will be
arranged In the next few days, this to
be followed by direct negotiations for
peace. The Ottoman government fully
realizes that further resistance would
only prejudice the position of Turkey
still more and while the outcome Is
extremely problematical. It might lead
to more humiliation. It Is generally
hoped the best possible condition's of
peace may be secured. It la recogniz
ed that practically the whole of Euro
pean Turkey is lost, so much so that
tbe banks and council of the Ottoman
public debt are already taking stock
of their own Interests In the lost prov
inces with a view to protecting them
selves wlsen the final settlement
comes up for discussion.
24 HOURS TO ACCEPT.
Sofia, Nov. 16. The subject of
peace negotiations 1 absorbing the
entire attention of the. Bulgarian gov
ernment. It 1 stated peace condl
tiens will be formulated with the least
possible delay and presented to Tur
key. Unless they are accepted within
4 hours after presentation hostilities
will be continued. It Is believed Bul
garia will not object to Turkey retain
ing Constantinople and the Dardanel
les. MISLEADIXG REPORTS.
London, Nov. 16. Military experts
and English newspapers express the
opinion today that Lieutenant Wagner,
var correspondent of the "Vienna
EeichBpost has been used, knowingly
or Innocently, by the Bulgarian to
send reports of the movement of Bul
garians for the purpose of misleading
the Turks. A great battle which Wag
ner declared was fought a fortnight
ago at the line' of Tchatalja, when the
leases were declared by him to haj
exceeded those at Lute-Burgas, never
ROI MAMA PLACES TROOPS.
London, Nov. 16. Roumanla is re
ported to havo placed strong bodies of
troops at three points on the Bui gar.
Ian frontier. The movement Is believ
ed to be the result of diplomatic ar
rangements, so pressure can be ap
plied to Bulgaria to keep the term of
the armistice within moderation.
MARTIAL LAW DECLARED
IN KANAWHA COAL FIELD
Charleston, W. Va, Nov. 16. Gov
ernor Glasscock today declared mar
tial law in the Cabin creek and Paint
creek sections of the Kanawha coal
The governor is determined to put
an end to lawlessness In these dis
tricts. Two cars of strike breakers
from the west were escorted to the
mines by tho militia this morning .
DEMURRERS IN COAL CASE
OVERRULED BY LANDIS
Chicago, Nov. 16. United States
Judge Ltndis today overruled a mo
tion for demurrers to indictments
pending against Albert C Frost and
other defendants, charged with seek
ing to acquire, by unlawful methods,
10,000 acres of coal lands in Alaska
valued at $10,000,000.
TO SETTLE CASE
Chicago, Nov. 16. Jack Johnson
visited the federal district' aUorney In
person today, and attempted It is said
to reach an agreement with the gov
ernment whereby he could settle the
case under the Mann act by pleading
guilty and paying a large fine.
The negro is said to have admitted
he feared he would go to the peniten
tiary. He was Informed such would
be the penalty in case of conviction.
"I don't, like the looks of that," be
waa quoted ae having aald. j