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THE : ROCK ISLAND ARGrUS. iiiS
SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR. NO. 31.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1912. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IN RULING ON
Judge Shirley, at Spring
field, Holds With M.
SAYS RAISE IS BURDEN
Enjoins Officers From Enforcing
New Plan Fight to Be
Springfield, 111, Nov. 12. Holding
the new rates adopted by the head
camp of Modern Woodmen of Amer
ica at Chicago in January, 1912, to be
burdensome to the members of that
fraternal society, excessive and un
necessary. Judge Shirley In the Sanga
mon circuit court, today granted a
perpetual injunction restraining the
head camp from putting the rates in
to effect and also restraining the of
ficers from declaring delinquent any
member refusing to pay the new
rates. The injunction is sweeping, as
the organisation is an Illinois corpor
ation, and is effective all over the
United Status and Canada.
The petition for the injunction was
filed by four members of the organiza
tion, P. E. Tainter, James M. Brown,
James H. Wallace, Frank Koch, all of
this city last August. Hearing started
the first week In September and con
tinued two weeks. Argument for
the complainants were made by E. S.
Smith of this city, who had charges of
the case for the insurgents, and G.
W. Miller of Chicago representing the
HEAD OFFICE' OPIXION.
In response to inquiries regarding
the effect of the decision of Judge
c-v. il.r.v In fViu .iritiit frttirt of Km n IT ft-
mon countv. the fallowing statement
was Issued from the head offices of
the society in Rock Island:
"Our only information at this time
with regard to the decision handed
down at Springfield this morning Is
that contained in a brief telegram
from the society's counsel, simply an
nouncing that the decision Is adverse,
in part, to the society's contentions. A
later telegram advises that while
Judge Shirley has held that the new
rates are unreasonable, he further
i.niHi Mint th action of the head
camp was legal and regular through- j
out, and that the head camp had the
pow er to make these changes in rates. I
His decision, therefore, would seem
to have turned on the question of
whether or not there was any immedi
ate necessity for the collection of
thi Be new rates, and on this point he
holds against the society. If the ac
tion of the court is in the nature of an
injunction, restraining the society
from further proceeding with the
transfer of members to the new plans,
the aoctety will, of course, respect
the order of the court, at least until a
higher court has had opportunity to
make a different ruling.
NO DOIBT AS TO OUTCOME.
"We are not at all in doubt as to
the final outcome of these rate suits,
and since even Judge Shirley has held
that the head camp, in making these
changes, proceeded legally, the high
er courts. In this state, at least, will
now have opportunity to pass exclus
ively on the point f whether or not
the new rates, as adopted, were nec
essary to enable the society to meet
its present assumed obligations. On
that point, the evidence is over
whelmingly one way. and we are sure
there will be a verdict for the society
In the end.
"Whatever charge In procedure It
may be necessary for the society to
take temporarily because of this deci
sion of the Springfield circuit court,
will be decided by the society's execu
tive council, which adjourned its regu
lar monthly session to meet again
within the next few days."
Lincoln. Neb, Nov. 22. Head Con-
MACVEAGH OUSTS AN
A DISCORD LEADER
Washington. Nov. 22. Secretary
MacYeatfh has asked for the resigna
tion of Assistant Treasurer Bants, be
cause he said he was not in sympathy
with the administrative policy of the
secretary of the treasury. He will be
succeeded by Christian Pearce, chief
of the division of banks, loans and
The resignation of Bantz. following
closely that of Treasurer McClung, Is
admittedly a part of a plan of reorgan
ization cf the treasurer's office by
MacVeagh. The secretary declared he
Intended to leave the treasurer's office
In an up-to-date and progressive condi
tion for the Incoming democratic ad
ministration. Bantz will be offered a
place as chief of a division of the treas
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Fair tonight and Saturday, moderate
temperature. The lowest temperature
tonight will be above the freezing
Temperature at 7 a. m, 8S. Highest
yesterday, 61, lowest last night, 34.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 6 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m- 67, at
7 a. m 69.
Stage of water, 3 feet, no change
In last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 457, rises 6:57. Evening
stars: Mercury. Yenus. Jupiter. Morn
teg stars: Saturn, Mars.
sul Talbot declared the head office of
the Modern Woodmen would appeal
Shirley's decision to the appellate
court of Illinois and have the injunc
BLOW TO ntSlKGEXTS.
St Paul, Nov. 22. The Minnesota
supreme court deal a blow to the "in
surgent" forces of the Modern Wood'
men today by holding that camps of
the lodge not incorporated cannot by
mandamus compel their officers to
levy assessments or issue warrants on
funds of the camps, to fight the In
creased rates ordered by the head
FOR SON'S BABIES
Columbia, S. C, Nov. 21. Half
blind, broken in body and spirit, and
with but a few more years to live,
Senator Tillman has at last admitted
that his son has been a drunkard,
thus sacrificing his pride that he may
again se hia two beautiful' grand
children, Douschka and Sarah.
For more than three years, since
the separation of Benjamin S. Till
man, Jr., and his wife, the old sena
tor has fought for the children, whom
he loves beyond anything In the
Leaving Washington two years ago,
he hurried to his home in South Caro
lina and personally drew and took-)
into court a petition asking that he
be given the custody of his grand
"We love them," he wrote In the
midst of the formal legal paper. "We
Iovp them and will care for them
Hut the young Mrs. Tillman, who
v.as formerly Lucy Dugar, a grand-
aauphter of former Governor Pickens,
stubbornly fought for her babies.
denying the old statesman's conten
tion that she was not doing wen by
them. ' .
She set up in her answer that her
divorced husband was a drunkard;
that he could not support the children,
and that they would be better with
her than with him or his kin.
And, despite Senator Tillman's
great influence, the court denied his
petition, and permitted his daughter-in-law,
who had been restored to her
maiden name of Dugar, to keep bet
Then came the paralytic stroke that I
nearly cost the senator his life, and
from which he was slow to recover,
even sufficiently to resume his duties
Through the days of his partial con-1
valescence he mourned for the chil
dren, repeatedly calling for them
when he was not himself, and beg
ging that they be brought to his side
when he could receive any visitors
He was at a loss to understand at
first what had become of them. The
babies ho had been his joy and
prid whom he loved with a tender
devotion that he bestowed on a few
human beings, could not come to him.
It was puzzling. Why was It T
With further recovery came realiza
tion, and from that blow it was thought
he would not recover.
Gradually of late he has been gain
ing strength. Deeply humiliated by
his son's weakness, he refused to ad
mit it. or to speak of it
came necessary, in order that he
might have a better claim on the chil
dren. Now, with as much strength as will
ever be his, he has brought himself
to admit that his son has been a
drunkard, but at the same time hi
contends that the boy has been cured
of his weakness, and that once more
he is a fit person to take charge of
his own children.
The determination to take this hu
miliating course was brought about by
the fact that Mrs. Dugar contemplates
leaving the state.
As soon as the senator heard of
this intention he forthwith gathered
himself together and drew the new
petition in which, owing that his son
has been addicted to drink, he quotes
affidavits to the effect that the young
man is once more the master of him
self. Chief Justice Gary has set Nov. 2
for the hearing. The children's fath
er ha filed with the court copies of
letters sent by him to his former wife,
together with her answers, showing
his love for her and the children, his
efforts at a reconciliation, and the
4 manner in which he has been repulsed.
University Instructor Said
to Have Aided in Ille
2 STUDENTS HELD ALSO
Member of Faculty Leader in
Local Option Fight Funds
to Defend Him.
Champaign, 111., Nov. 22. Professor
L. D. Hall of the faculty of the Univer
sity of Illinois was arrested today on
an indictment charging perjury in con
nection with an Inquiry into voting by
students of the institution at the last
James Noon of Everett, Mass., and
Walter J. Blum, students, were also
arrested charged with illegal voting.
Twenty more indictments are to be
heard from and the university com
munity Is in a state of excitement,
LEADKR AGAINST SALOONS.
Hall Is assistant professor of ani
mal husbandry, is a leader in a battle
against the saloons of Champaign in
the last local option election, and made
affidavit that a number of students
were legal voters. Since that time
Judge Spurgin ruled many of the stu
dents had no right to vote.
CIVIC LEAGUE RAISES Sl,0O0.
I The element which seeks to prevent
students from voting will attempt to
land the professor in the penitentiary,
while the Civic league of Champaign
today raised $1,000 to defend him and
Hall was released on $1,000 bond.
He will be tried in January.
BIDS INVITED ON
fl DYNAMITE JOB
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 22. The
stealing of 1,200 pounds of dynamite, u made to enable former chief execu
hiding it in a shed at Tiffin, Ohio, and j tives to devote thelf unique knowledge
then In suit cases transporting It on t public affairs t& the public good,
passenger trains to Indianapolis, was re from pecuniary care. A similar
related by McManigal today. amount is to be paid 'widows of ex-
A story of finding his little girl In ' presidents as long as they remain un-
the kitchen of his home in Chicago
playing with 80 one-pound sticks of
dynamite which he had left on a rad
iator to thaw was told by McManigal.
The Job of causing the explosion of
a million dollar steel plant in South
Chicago in February, 1911, McManigal
said "was knocked down to the low
"J. B. and I looked over the plant
and decided to do It," McManigal said.
"John J. McNamara Instructed us he ,
wanted four explosions on the plant, i
saying if we did a good Job he would!
pay $100 extra When ge got to South ;
Chicago, we found the glare of the
j furnaces so brilliant we did not do so
! much as we Intended, placing only two
bombs instead of four."
j Joseph Swartz of Chicago was ar-
rested this afternoon charged with at-
tempting to obstruct justice by intimi
dating a government witness in th
COURT RULING MAY SHIFT
CALIFORNIA TO WILSON
Los Angeles, Cal, Nov. 22. The dis
tric court of appeals handed down a
decision in the election controversy
late yesterday which democratic lead
ers declare will place California in the
Wilson column. The decision was
against the method of the board of su
pervisors in canvassing the returns of
Los Angeles county. The court held
that, the tallies should be counted and
not the certifications. At least one
precinct, that of Pasadena No. 4. will
be virtually thrown out of the decision
with a loss of 103 plurality for all
Roosevelt electors except Wallace.
Thompson Now Treasurer.
Washington, Nov. 22. Carml
Thompson was sworn in as treasurer
of the United States today. Thomp-
son said he would retire from political
life with Taft March 4.
Dal ton Shades Hayes.
Windsor, Ont, Nov. 22. Jerry Dal
ton was conceded a slight advantage
over "Chick" Hayes of Indianapolis
after eight rounds of boxing last
night Jimmy Brennan of Chicago
knocked out George Leatham of Novo
ScoUa in the fourth round.
Keswick. Va, Nor. 22 Mrs. Ber
nard Home, known to golfing enthus
iasts as Bessie Anthony, for years
woman western pel Aug champion, Is
; dead. Three children survive.
IS TO CARE FOR
New York,' Nqj2 8, Future ex-pres
Identa of the United States are to re
ceive pensions of $25,000 each annual
ly by action of the Carnegie -corfpra-.
i uou oi iNew x ora yesieroay. i ne grant.
The pensions are to be promptly of
fered to the ex-presidents or their
widows, so that no application will be
required from them. Payment is to be
conducted so long as the recipients
"remain unprovided for by the gov
ernment." The announcement followed the sec
ond annual meeting, of the corpora
tion held at the residence of Andrew
Carnegie here. The corporation's eight
The official announcement covering
the pension for ex-presldents follows:
"Provision has been made through
this corporation for a pension for each
future ex-president and bis widow, un
married, of twenty-five thousand dol
lars ($25,000) per year as long as these
remain unprovided for by the nation,
that they may be able to spend the
latter part of their lives devoting their
unique knowledge gained of public af
fairs to the public good free from pe
cuniary cares. These pensions will be
promptly offered to the ex-presidents
or their widows, so that no applica
tion will be required from them."
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 22. Follow
ing the announcement in New York
that Andrew Carnegie had provided an
annual pension of $25,000 for all for
mer presidents and widows of former
presidents, Mrs. Benjamin Harrison,
1920 North Delaware street, widow of
former President Benjamin Harrison,
"I do believe that former presidents
should be able to devote their lives af
ter retiring from the presidency to
the service of the nation. It seems to
me that a pension from the govern
ment should be provided for the for
"Upon the retirement of a president
many demands are made upon his
time, and he certainly might be of
, great geryice to the public Decause of
M. A.nfripn) r.n.i hp.
rison himself made many personal sac
rifices that be might devote himself
to public affairs. I am in thorough ac
cord wi h a plan providing a means of
insuring to the nation the services of
those men who serve as its presi
dents." Washington, Nov. 22. When inform
ed of the action of the Carnegie cor
poration of New York in providing
pensions for future ex-presidents of the
United States, President Taft said it
was a very novel and a very unex
pected proposition, but that he prefer
red to make no comment upon it at
Woman Killed by Train.
Joliet 111- Nov. 22. As her husband
attempted to flag an east bound Rock
Island train at Birstbridge, six miles
Jsouthwes; cf Joliet, Mrs. William Wil-
lard, a pioneer resident of Will coun
ty, was struck and instantly killed.
Her skull was crushed and her limbs
hlammond, Ind., Cripple Ends
. i Long Feud with Parent by
Hammond, Ind., Nov. 22. This is
the story of a boy when hope had left
him. He had lost hiB mother. He had
lost, a leg in a railroad accident He
thought, when his father married
again, that he had lost even the af
fections of his father. As a result the
woman whom he thought had replaced
him in his father's eyes is now dead
with four bullets in her body. The
boy is dying with a bullet under his
Frank Cravens, 19 years old, is the
boy. His victim Is Mrs. Lincoln V.
Cravens, wife of a prominent attor
ney of Hammond. When the boy's
father married Grace Green, a woman
of SO years, last winter, he thought he
was bringing a bit of sunshine into
the heart of his crippled eon. Instead,
it meant her murder and probably the
The last words of Mrs. Craven
"Tell Frank I forgive him and that
I wish I might live to help him." A
few hours later she died at St. Mar
garet's hospital as a result of the
four bullet wounds.
Although the estrangement between
the boy and his stepmother grew ev
ery day, it was kept secret by them
until the tragedy disclosed it Mrs.
Cravens, anticipated trouble, had hid
den a revolver which she had discov
ered In ihe young man's clothes. When
he found It yesterday he went imme
diately to the dining room of the Crav
en residence, where his stepmother
was alone. He held the revolver in
his hand. He stood in the doorway a
few feet away.
"Well, Frank," hesitated Mrs. Crav
en. For answer he shot her, following
up the shot with three more as she
attempted to fiee. Then he turned the
gun on T'imself, falling to the floor
after the first shot
The boy's father, who is the brother-in-law
and former law partner of Jos
eph G. Ibach, judge of the Indiana;
appellate court, was aummoned from
the Lake Superior courtroom, where
he was engaged In the trial of a
case, by a servant, who had heard the
shooting from the kitchen. When the
ambulances arrived he helped to place
both his son and his wffe in them. He
rode to the hospital in the vehicle that
carried his wife.
15 YEARS IN PEN
FOR SIDNA ALLEN
Wytheville, Va., Nov. 22. Sidna Al
len, leader of the Allen clan, which
shot up the court a: Hillsvilie, was
found guilty of murder in the second
The jury fixed the penalty at
BODY OF NORMA
FOUND IN RIVER
K Provilence, R. I., Nov. 22. ThrboH
of Miss Norma Garvin, aged 36, daugh
ter of former Governor Garvin, was
found in New river today. She dis
appeared Wednesday evening. She
had complained of trouble with her
head and had expressed a wish to
meet death in the water.
ON SCHRANK'S INSANITY
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 22. The com
mission of alienists today reported un
animously that John ISchrank, who
shot Colonel Roosevelt, is Insane.
The conclusions are as follows:
"First Schrank is suffering an in
sane delusion, grandiose In character
and of systematized variety.
"Second Our opinion is he. is in
sane at the present time.
"Third On account of the connec
tion existing between his delusions
and the act of which he stands
charged, we are of the opinion he is
unable to confer intelligently with
counsel on the conduct of hia de
fence." Schrank listened intently to the re
port, of the commission, which consists
of several thousand words.
The concluding portion of the com
mission's report consists of an ad
dress by Schrank, in which he said:
"The shot at Milwaukee, which crea
ted an echo In all parts of the world,
was simply to once and forever es
tablish the fact that any man who
hereafter aspires to a third presiden
tial term will do so at the risk of his
life. I have been accused of having
selected a state where capital punish
ment Is abolished. It would be ridicu
lous for me to fear death after the act,
as I expected to die during the act and
not live to tell the story. If I knew
my death would have made the third
term tradition more eacred, I am sorry
I could not die for my country."
FOR INSURANCE COMPANY
Kansas City, Nov. 22. The Com
merce Trust company of Kansas City
was today appointed receiver for the
Great Western Life Insurance com
pany. Marburg to Belgium.
Washington, Nov. 22. Theodore
Marburg of Baltimore today was ap
pointed minister to Belgium, to suc
ceed Larz Anderson, recently made
ambassador to Japan.
Marburg Is widely known as an in
ternational peace advocate and pub
Eleanor Ridgley a Bride.
Washington, Nov. 22. President
Taft uuay attended the wedding of
Miss Eleanor Cullom Ridgley, grand
daughter of Senator Cullom, to Dr.
henry P. Barker.
Noted Organist is Dead.
New Haven, Conn- Nov. 22. Profes
sor William E. Chandler, the noted or-
i ganist and musical composer, died at
his heme here. He was 74 years old.
Bulgarian Cabinet Has a
Meeting to Consider Al
POWERS HAVE A VOICE
Already Decree Ottoman Cap
ital Cannot Be Held, Even
If Captured. .
London, Nov. 22. "Come and take
them." The defiant reply of the Turks
to the demand by the allied Balkan
nations for the evacuation of the line
of fortifications of Tchatalja, in front
of Constantinople, is not believed in
diplomatic circles necessarily to mean
the end of negotiations for an armis
tice, even though fighting has been
resumed. From Sofia comes word that
the victorious invaders are likely to
modify their conditions. The Europe
an powers are exerting themselves
to induce the Balkan allies to bring
their terms more Into line with the
facts in the situation and to arrange a
treaty which will give them all they
have conquered, but will leave out that
which has not been conquered.
POWER'S DECREE INTERFERES.
In view of the fact that the Otto
man capital, even if captured, must ul
timately be evacuated in accordance
with the decree of the great powers,
it appears the allies have nothing to
gain by insisting on the surrender of
the lines which form virtually the gates
of the city. Hence the hope of diplo
mats is that this demand will be with
drawn, in which case it Is thought
Turkey will perhaps agree to enter
negotiations on a basis of the sur
render of all but a reasonable strip
of territory at the back of Constantl-
aople, the .Dardanelles and the -
An announcement from Servla"thls '
afternoon of the appointment of Bul
garian plenipotentiaries to discuss
terms of an armistice with the Turk
ish envoys, tends to confirm the con
tention of diplomats that Turkey's re
jection of the first terms proposed by
Bulgarians has not barred the door to
Bri.GAH CABINET ACTS.'
Sofia, Nov.. 22. Indications today are
that Bulgaria will adopt a conciliatory
attitude and modify the conditions orig
inally offered Turkey. At the conclu
sion of a special meeting of the Bul
garian cabinet today it was declared
Immediate resumption of hostilities
London, Nov. 22. Fighting contin
ues today along the line fortifications
of Tchatalja, according to a dispatch
London, Nov. 22. First classes of
reserves of the Sixth Austro-Hungar-
lan army corps have been called to
colors, says a dispatch from Vienna.
U. S. OFFICIAL IS
TAKEN IN FRAUDS
New Orleans, Nov. 22. Arthur H.
Brown, United States commissioner
and two others were indicted today,
making a total of 20 city election offi
cials indicted by the grand jury for
alleged election frauds in New Or
leans. The investigation has barely
Free port, 111. Miss Irma Erwln,
prominent in club and social circles
here, has been appointed police mat
ron of Fargo, N. D.
Kansas City Hundreds of letters
from Zimmermans in all parts of the
United States who seek to share In
the million-dollar estate of J. K.
Zimmerman, formerly a cattleman of
Waco, Texas, formerly a cattleman
of Waco, Texas, have been received
by Judge J. E. Gulnotte of the Kan
sas City probate court.
WILSON IS NEAR TO
USING HIS FISTS ON
Hamilton, Bermudo, Nov. 22. President-elect
Wilson tolay had a lively
dispute with an American photograph
er which almost led to an exchange of
blows. The photographer took a
snapshot of Wilson in spite of his
prohibition. Wilson thereupon augri
I; exclaimed: "You are no gentleman.
If you want a good thrashing keep
that up. I can take care of myself in
these things. I came here especially
to avoid photographers."
Wilson passed the greater part ot
the day bicycling.