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THE ROCK ISLAND 'ARGUS.
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 32.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1912. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Emissaries Now on Way
to Tchatalja With
VIENNA'S RUMORS STIR
However, Official Denials Come
Concerning the Mobiliza
tion of Troops.
VIENNA, NOV. 23 THE INDE
PENDENCE OF ALBANIA HAS
BEEN PROCLAIMED AT DURAZZO
BY ISMAIL BEY, LEADER OF AL
BIANA, ACCORDING TO A DIS
PATCH. LONDON, NOV. 23 A DISPATCH
FROM VIENNA SAYS CENSORSHIP
HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AT ALL
FROM AUSTRIA-HUNGARY TO
FOREIGN COUNTRIES SINCE EAR
LY THIS MORNING.
Prague, Bohemia, Nov. 23. Reserv
ists of five German army corps num
bering 130,000 have been ordered to re-!
Join their regiments, according to
London, Nov. 23. Plenipotentiar
ies now on .the way to Tchatalja in
behalf of the allies are reported car
rying fresh terms of peace in a form
that may open the door which is still
regarded aa standing ajar for their
ShouTA the war continue it is assum
ed an attack will soon be opened on
the forts along the Dardanelles, whose
fall will permit the Greek fleet to
bombard the Turkish capital. Mean
time a narv-racariTig ota aai of ru
mors continue to pour from Vienna re
garding the mobilization of Austrian
and Russian troops. Official denials
quickly follow each story. But the de
nials fall to dissipate general anxiety
as to tlie situation.
London. Nov. 23. The Balkan allies
are understood to have waived their
demand for the evacuation of Tcha
talja ami are willing that the garrison
at Adrianople march out with the hon
ors of war, according to the Pall-Mall
Gazette. They Insist, however, on the
surrender of the fortress of Adrian
ople itp-lf. The porte demands that
Adrianople remain Invested pending
Berlin, Nov. 23. German official
circles express themselves undisturb
ed by sinister rumors regarding the in
ternational situation emanating from
Vienna. It was declared this morning
that prospects of A peaceful settle
ment of the Austro Servian conflict
were distinctly Improved.
TIHIKS LAMD AT SILIVKI.
London, Nov. 13. Turkish troops
lupt night landed at the port of Siliv
rt (vnder fire of Turkish war vessels,
according to news dispatches from
Constantinople. The right wing of the
Bulgarian army in front of Tchatalja
lines is thus threatened. The Bulgar
ians made a desperate attempt to
drive back the Turks, but a fur an
hour s fighting were forced to retire.
CARIXU FOH SI FFEREHS.
Constantinople; Nov. 23. Some at-
i.mtt fa ki ,aA iD h..A
soldier suffering with cholera. Wood -
en huta are being erected at San Ste
fano camp, an open plain which a few
day ago was atrewn with dead and
dying. Most of the bodies of the vic
tims were carted away. The new
camp, however. Is swarming with dead
and dying. A tralnload of stricken
numbering one to two thousand arriv
ed today. The belief was expressed
that such tralnloads would be brought
there dally. It was reported many
troopa ere dying In the trenches
along the Tchatalja lines.
TlRKl LOSE IS SORTIE
Sofia, Nov. 23. The besieged garri
son at Adrianople attempted a general
sortie yesterday. The Turks, how
ever, were thrown back Into the fort
ress with heavy loss, according to a
dispatch received here.
FETHI PASHA BELIEVED SVICIDE.
Belgrade, Nov. 23. The body of
General Fethl Pasha, who commanded
the Sixth Turkish army corps at Mon
aster, and former minister to Belgrade,
was found among the corpses on the
tattlefleld by Servians. He was bur
led with ail honors due bis rank. It Is
considered probable the general com -
Seized aa Mother's Slayer.
Burkavllle, Ky.. Nov. 23. James
Well. i years old. was arrested to
day on a charge ot shooting bis aged
mother, Mrs. Susan Cappa. He said
the hooting was an accident The
mother wa wealthy and the son her;
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Fair tonight ana Saturday, colder
with the lowest temperature about 25
Temperature at 7 a. m. 40. Highest
esterday, 64, lowest last night 37.
Velocity ot wind at 7 a. m. 26 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 56, at
7 a. m. 68.
Stage vi water 3 feet; no change in
last 24 uours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Pnn sets 4:37, rises 6:58. Evening
stars: Mercury. Venus, Jupiter. Satan.
Morning star: Mara.
DUPED BRIDE. HAS
FAILED TO SEEK
Chicago, Nov. 23. Mrs. Almee W.
GIvlns Boehm, who discovered
Thursday that she had married a
I ,.,. . i ...
son of a millionaire, failed to swear
out a warrant for the arrest of her
husband, Edward Boehm, yesterday.
as she had threatened to do.
Boehm, who posed as Edward B.
Kirkman, son of Marshall M. Kirk
man of Evanston, is believed to be In
Danville, III.,' his home, following his
flight from Chicago through fear of
discovery. With him he acrried
$300 of his bride's money, and It was
for the return of the money more than
the return of hex husband that Mrs.
Boehm, cr Kirkman, said yesterday
that she wished a warrant.
She applied to Captain John J. Hal
pin and Lieutenant James Lark in of
the detective bureau for warrants to
cause the arrest of her husband, but
Captain Halpin declared there was no
apparent crime committeed In Illinois,
the wedding by false pretenses taking
place at Crown Point, Ind.
Mrs. Boehm registered Thursday at
the Saratoga hotel under the name of
Mrs. Almee Givins, her name prior to
the elopement and wedding at Crown
i Point She paid her hotel bill with
the money she received from the sale
of some Jewels and left the hotel yes
terday, and did not return. She also
failed to claim her bagga
at present being held at the Alexan
drla hotel, where the ceuple registered
after their wedding.
Boehm's flight followed his recogni
tion In a south side cafe by William
Graham, who, Mrs. Boehm says, lives
near the corner of Garfield boulevard
and South State street. Boehm had
also been told, a few hours before the
trip to the south side cafe district,
that Marshall M. Kirkman had denied
the existence of a son named Edward
Shortly after Boehm "borrowed"
$300 from his bride of one day with
which to pay the expenses of the trip
through the south side, and before the
evening was gone, disappeared.
Marshall M. Kirkman of Evanston.
who was represented as the father of
the bridegroom, stated yesterday that
be take no steps toward the prosecu
tion of Boehm, because, as far as he
could ascertain, he had received no
harm from the deception.
State's Attorney John E. W. Way
man yesterday asserted that if Mrs.
Kirkman would appear before the
grand Jury he would aid her In prose
cuting the errant husband, but later.
learning that the marriage under false
pietenses had taken place in Indiana
asserted that he had no authority to
New York The value of the estate
of the late Cornelius N. Bliss, secre
tary of the Interior in President Mc-jers
aummiBiration, ana j records that show millions are living
treasurer of the republican national i m squalor that would shame the own
commlUae in. 1904, is $4,851,854, ac- er of a dog kennel." He also spoke of
v yyiaiBi maue 10 as -
1 ' .!n . am2unt due the 8tate un"
CtT the tax inheritance law. The bulk
of the estate is divided equally
among the widow, son and daughter.
IN GASOLINE; 5
Elgin, 111., Nov. 23. William Glea
6on. a tailor's apprentice, today stuck
a hot flat Iron into a oan of gasoline
and wrecked the tailoring establish
ment of his employer at, Crystal Lake,
injuring five persons. Including him
self, causing two runaways, and dam
aging the building (10,000.
ATTEMPT TO KILL CZAR
AND HIS FAMILY FAILS
London, Nov. 23. A dispatch to a
news agency from St. Petersburg says
on unsuccessful attemnt' wa m,H.
jUsl Monday to wreck the train on
', hirh Emrxrnr Nlrhola nri m.mH
of the Russian imperial family were
returning from Spala to Tsarskoe-Selo
by tearing up the rails and sleepers
i.ear Koslowa-Ruda. The correspond
ent adds that, owing to mlsinforma-
J tion as to when the imperial train was
, cue. the work of the would be wreck-
era was done after the train had pass-
ed the spot picked out lor its ditching,
Suffrage Convention Told
of Corruption in Pub
Capital and Labor Will Clash
Unless There Is a Moral
. Philadelphia, Nov, 23. Before the
national suffrage convention today Rev.
James Grattan Mythen of Baltimore
spoke on "Moral Responsibility of the
Ballot." The need of moral regenera-
tion in our government and the part
women should play In bringing the
regeneration about when they can vote
was pointed out.
He spoke of the possibility of a
'struggle between labor and capital that
would make the French revolution
seem colorless, unless stilled in time
by wise political readjustment.
He said, "We 'are astounded by the
revelation of countless underfed toil-
and sickened when confronted by
1 the enorm tv of th "whito r'avp" traf.
I Ac, and corruption In government that
runs riotously from a humble voting
precinct in an obscure Ohio county un
til its trail ended In the senate cham
ber where the seat of a senator from
one of the greatest commonwealths
was taken from him because it was
purchased by bribery.
MIST HAVE STAM1ARI).
Mythen said men ought to demand
that women come Into the body politic
and britg with them the same moral
standard that was voiced by the W.
C. T. U., and other great reform move
ments. JAE ADDAMS FOR PRESIDENT.
The morning session was curtailed
today in order to hold a mass meeting 1
Speakers from 10 stands explained
the suffrage question. The election of
officers will cloee Monday. Miss Jane
Ad dams of Chicago is spoken of as
successor to President Anna Shaw.
FARLEY CASE IS
GIVEN TO JURORS
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 23. The case
of Cecilia Farley, charged with the
murder of Solicitor Zollinger, went to
the Jury at 12:04 p. m. In charging
the Jury. Judge Evans instructed the
Jurors to disregard the "unwritten.
j law" in bringing la a verdict.
JUlKlJtAlr-- 1MW I ..'1.. A, -KfK . VI, N ITAi.l um7 "-
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At New Haven, Conn.:'
First period: Harvard, 10; Yale, &
Second period: Harvard, 0; Yale, 0.
Third period: Harvard, 10; Yale, 0. .
Fourth period: Harvard, 0; Yale, 0.
Final: Harvard, 20; Yale, 0.
Chicago, Nov. 23. Second honors In
the "big nine" conference was the
stake to be played for in the final foot
ball game of the season today be
tween Minnesota and Chicago. In
terest was keen and it was estimated
thirty-five thousand persons would
witness the contest. The Minnesotans
averaged a little more than 174
pounds, the .Chicagoans 173 5-11.
Neither coach was sanguine of vic
tory. Both held the game should be
the closest; hardest fought of the sea
son. Illinois and Northwestern will bring
the football season at Evanston to a
close today. Northwestern was con
fident of vlctorv. Coach Hammett of
Northwestern said he hoped to win I
ana tnereDy stana secona to cnicago
for state honors. A victory for Illi
nois would give them fourth position
in the "big nine," while their defeat
would leave the position disputed.
OTHER IMPORTANT GAMES.
Lafayette, Ind., Nov. 23. The larg
est crowd ever on Stuart field is pre
'dieted for the annual state champion
ship between Indiana and Purdue.
Iowa City, Nov. 23. Interest in the
game between Wisconsin and Iowa
centers in the efforts of Iowa to hold
down the score. Both teams are on
edge for the battle. Hundreds of Iowa
alumni are here, drawn by a' reunion
ot classes and fraternities.
Des Moines, Nov. 23. There is es
pecial interest In the Drake-Ames bat
tle. The state college team, by win
ning, will have as gocd claim to the
Missouri valley title as the Nebras
kans, who already have laid claim to
Grinnell and Cornell provide the
ether games of prominence at Grin
nell, determining the small college
leadership of the state.
At Lawrence, Kan., Missouri and
Kansas, evenly matched, expect a
MRS. LOW LOSES
New York, Nov. 23. It became
known today that Mrs. A. A. Low,
sister-in-law of former Mayor Seth
Low, was robbed Wednesday last of
$10,000 worth of Jewels, which were
stolen from her bedroom presumably
by a man employed to clean windows.
Peoria, 111. Despondent because ;
, ment charging forgery found against
', him by the grand Jury at Huntington,
W. Va, T. H. Ennis. arrested here at
j the request of the Virginia authorities,
attempted to commit suicide by cut
ting his throat with a safety razor
blade. Attending physicians say he
has only a slight chance for recovery.
Galesburg, 111. Because he "liked
to see the fire horses run," it Is al
leged, Mose Burton, a 16-year-old ne
gro, set fire to three valuable stables,
all of which burned to the ground.
Burton confessed to the police today,
it is said.
Alfalfa Meal Plant Burned.
Nebraska City, Neb., Nov. 23. The
King alfalfa meal plant burned today.
Tb Wa ia SL5U.U00.
A TOUGH JOB
Moline Concern Does On
ly Fraction of Imple
IS A GOVERNMENT AID
Called tO Testify in StippOrt Of
Contention That Interna
tional Has Monopoly.
Chicago, Nov. 23. Edwin P. Gros
venor, assistant to Attorney General
Wlckersham, presented Important evi
dence against the International Har
vester company at the hearing of the
government's suit to dissolve the Inter
national. He Introduced figures show
ing that of the total of 129,274 binders
and headers sold In the United States
in a single year, the International sold
86 per cest of the total; that of the
total of 359,264 mowers sold la this
country the same year, the Interna
tional sold 78 per cent of the total.
The prosecution followed this sta
tistical evidence by reading Into the
record a large number of contracts
with agents and special Instructions
which Grosvenor said indicated efforts
on the part of the International to cre
ate a monopoly of the farm implement
business of the country.
DOES OXLY FRACTION.
Previous to the submission of docu
mentary evidence, Wllliari Butter-
worth, president of the John Deere
Plow company of Moline, 111 the Iarg
est of the independent farm implement
manufacturers, was placed on the wit
ness stand by the government. Butter-
worth testified that, although his con
cern was capitalized at $05,000,000, it
did only a fraction of the business com
pared with that done by the Interna
Hanged for Murder of Wife.
San Quentln, Cal., Nov. 23. Alex
ander Szafcsur, convicted of the mur-
oer or his wire in San Francisco, Ap-
ril 14, 1310, was hanged today. Two
small sons by an earlier marriage i cun ue B'ven su Amerlcn soiaier, a
saw their mother killed. : medal of honor- first Lieutenant Ar-;
i chie Miller and Second Lieutenants
Cotton Mill Workers Strike. 'Arthur H. Wilson and John T. Ken-.
West Warren, Mass., Nov. 23. Four redy- aU of the slxth cavalry; Quarter
hundred operatives of four cotton n'a8tfcr Sergeant Joseph Henderson,;
mills of the Thorndyke company are hn en,isted man f TroP . Sixth
on strike. They demand dismissal of : cava,r' and CaDtaln Julian Gaujot,!
an overseer. i J irst cavalery, were all decorated for j
MRS. LINDLOFF IS
DENIED 2D TRIAL
j cned the lives of Americans. Presi- Brooks, a lumberman, and former di
Chicaso, Nov. 23. Mrs. Louise i dent Taft had summoned to the White rector of a Memphis, bank, and Abner
Lindloff, convicted of poisoning her ( house for the ceremony at 2:30 Davis, ex president of a bank at Okla
son Arthur, was today denied a new j o'clock all of the medal of honor men homa City, to five years in prison and
trial. She probably will appeal to the ; now stationed or living near Washing-j a line of $2,000 each, for using the
t.m. ,PL lion. imalhj tp fiefraud.
LAND SHOW IS ON
WITH BIG DISPLAY
Thousands of Visitors Present
Opening Day at the Nation
al Exhibit at Chicago.
Chicago, Nov. 23. The answer to
the "Call of the Soil" was heard at the
United States land show, whioh open
ed today at the Chicago coliseum.
bringing to a crystallzation the "Back
to the Land" movement In America.
The exposition presented a panor
ama of America, its fertile fields, gar
dens, and groves spread out like a
miniature Garden of Eden.
Thousands of visitors, all more or
less land hungry, and desirous of
"owning part of the United States,"
crowded Into the big show place for
a personally conducted tour of Uncle
Sam's empire. The show not only
brought the land to the people, but
brought the people to the land.
The land show represented a year's
constant effort and the expenditure
of many thousand dollars. But the
result was a spectacular and beauti
ful display, setting forth, picturesque
ly the almost exhaustless resources ot
To the success of the land show,
boards of trade, commercial associa
tions, great railroads, and state and
national governments of the United
States! and Canada contributed.
From the south poured In carloads
of golden oranges and grapefruit;
from the middle west, the yield of the
yellow wheat and corn fields, and
from the Pacific slope, the yield of
the vineyards and apple orchards.
The exposition was. In fact, the
embodiment of the thanksgiving spirit
of the American people in apprecia
tion of the $10,000,000,000 crop which
the land has brought forth this year.
But it was not exclusively a note of
thanksgiving that was struck. Tho
more thoughtful visitor was Impress
ed with the necessity of conserving
our great national wealth, and of mak
ing the land produce even more. This
idea was emphasized by the Univer
sity of Illinois in the form of lectures
by professors of the agricultural col
lege on such topics as soil conserva
tion and Intensive farming.
Uncle Sam's display was among the
most Interesting. Good roads models
showed how town and country had
been brought closer together. An
erosion model, exhibited by the fores-
try department aught a. JeBson of
TBSf! """waste caused by the de
nudation of our forests. The weather
bureau showed what the government Is
doing to keep the farmer Informed as
to rainfall and climatic conditions in
all parts of the country.
Other special exhibits dealt with
farm machinery, modern giants of Iron
and steel that are converting virgin
soil into areable land, and accomplish
ing the work of many men and horses.
The Canadian exhibit Included an
Illustrated "travelogue" through the
great timber regions of the northwest,
showing by animated pictures the pro
cess of felling giant trees and con
verting them Into building material.
The vanishing west was represent,
ed by a colony of Blackfoot Indians
from the Glacier park reservation,
who executed their war dances and
sun dances, and performed their na
tives rites; a collection of mounted
wild animals from the Rocky moun
tains, and Montana's celebrated cow
The program provides for a number
of special days, the most Important be
ing: Nov. 24 German day.
Nov. 29 Children's day.
Dec. 1 Polish and Bohemian day.
Dec. 4 Scandinavian day.
It was announced that any Germans,
Polish, Bohemians, or Scandinavians
arriving in the peasant costume on
their respective days would receive
Boys Convicted of Girl's Murder.
Janesvllle, Wis., Nov. 23. Edward
Meyers and Harry L. Berger, aged 19
and 17, were charged with the murder
of Matilda Bergsterman, were found
guilty of murder in the third degree.
They will be sentenced Monday.
5 U. S. SOLDIERS
Washington, Nov. 23. Five soldiers
"-a," lu6cluer " w
daT 10 receive the highest award that
neeas or gallantry in action. our ,
of them brought memories of the hunt .
end capture of the Filipino pirate
chief Jikiri, in 1909, while the
tfth, Gaujot, who helped protect the
town of Douglas, Ariz., heard modestly
the retelling of his riding into a rain
ler bullets to step a fight that threat-
OUT A DENIAL
Salem Murder Defendant
Insists on Addressing
SHOUTS FROM HIS CAGE
Claims He Is Prosecuted Not for
Acts but for His Social
Salem. Mass., Nov. 23. Joseph Et-
tor, leader of the Lawrence strike, on
trial for the murder of Anna Loppizo,
with Giovannitti and Caruso, shouted
from the prisoners' cage today, break
ing In on District Attorney Attwill'a
closing argument to the jury.
Attwlll, after reading from the by
laws of the industrial worker, argued
they provided for revenue from the to
dividual members to finance the exe
cutive board, and that Ettor had for a
motive to Increase the membership
when he went to Lawrence. ,
FACE FLUSHED WITH AJTGER.
"Hfo, sir," shouted Ettor, half rising
in his seat. The defendant's face
flushed with anger. The sheriff rap
ped for order and the ncldent passed.
Continuing, Attwlll said, "These
men are not the philanthropists they
are pictured here. They came to Mas
sachusets of their own volition, seek
ing the lust of power; helust of no
toriety, if not the lust of money."
Attwlll reviewed the "peaoeful par
ade" and the "demonstration in the
dark," the morning of Jan. 29, riots
which jnded in the killing of Anna
Loppizzo. All this, he said, was plan
ned by Ettor, the "little general, to
make Lawrence an unhappy city and
to show the mill owners no one could
go to work in the mills." '
TRIED FOR VIEWS.
Ettor insisted an addressing the
Jury In bis own behalf, when District
Attorney Att,will completed the clos
ing argument for the prosecution. Ris
ing in nls cage, pale and trembling
with emotion, Ettor declared, "I have
been tried here, not upon my acts, but
upon my views." Pausing a moment,
he resumed, his voice ringing loud:
I make no threats, but history does.
History records things with little vari
ation here and there, but nothing can
efface the fact that because of my
political and social views I am
brought to the bar. 1 am compelled
to speak because of that fact."
MESSAGE TO SON
Baudette, Minn, Nov. 23. Discover
ing she had accidentally put a deadly
poison In a medicine she had coin
pounded for August Kahler, her son,
who was leaving for the wilds of the
north, Mrs. August Kahler of Still
water, Minn., started an alarm which
followed her son through Baudette,
out on a lake, and finally found him,
through the aid of a horseman at a
The medicine was Intended to ward
off colds. It contained enough poison
to have killed a man upon taking the
After the son had gone, Mrs. Kahler
discovered her mistake. She wired
him at Baudette, but he. had gone into
the woods. A boat was chartered and
sent up the lake to where he was sup
posd to stay over night, and there it
was learned that he had gone to a
homestead 20 miles inland.
A man on a fast horse immediately
set off in search of the boy, who was
found at the homesteader's.
The horseman dashed up to the
farmhouse crying: "Don't take that
medicine." Young Kahler thereupon
drew from his pocket the bottle con
taining the "medicine," and after be
ing told what It contained, broke the
. bottle on a stump. He said he had not
' yet found U8e for It
The horseman returned here today
with the news of his successful mis
sion. FORMER BANKERS
SENT TO PRISON
Memphis, Nov. 23. Judge McCall
today sentenced II. C. Wynne, former
; bank president of LittJe Rock, Ark.,
E. L. Hendry, ex-president of a simp
'ar institution in Memphis; J. II.