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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SUni
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 33.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1912. TEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Nothing Tangible So Far
Determined Upon in
ARMIES STILL MOVING
Greece Gains Two Points of De
cided Advantage in
London, Nov. 25. Plenipotentiar
ies of Turkey and the allied Balkan
nations held their first meeting this
afternoon to discuss preliminaries for
negotiations for an amlstlce.
Beyond intimidation the victorious
invaders are prepared to modify the
original demands that nothing be al
lowed to transpire as to the discus
sions of the delegates.
Smyrna, Nov. 25. The Greeks are
reported to have occupied the Turkish
island of Chios, Agean sea close to
this city, one of the richest and most)
beautiful Islands of the levant. The
population is 60,000.
Athens, Noc. 25. The Greeks today
occupied the Samarlna road leading
to the Turkish fortress of Janlna.
I'K.iCK HOPE ABANDONED.
Berlin, Nov. 25. Relations be
tween Austria-Hungary and Servia are
now so strained tbat political circles
of Vienna have abandoned hope of
preservation of peace, according to the
Neue GesealBchaftliche correspondent.
Th correspondent declares that five
Austro-IIungarian army corps have al
ready been mobilized and reserves
continue to be called out.
The situation has become more
acute through the changed attitude of ,
Russia. Austria 1s now disposed to
ruHh the matter to a decision, because
if war .'s inevitable it wants to take
udvantae of its mobilization being
more advanced than tbat of Russia.
. ALL PREPi RATIONS MADE. "
Vienna, Nov. 25. The result of a
visit to Berlin of Archduke Francis
Ferdinand, Austrian heir to the
throne, is that questions relating to
Koumanla and the Adriatic sea, Ger
many, Italy and Austria, will
together in a serried line, according
to the relohspost. Preparations for
every eventuality were fully made.
MtO PRISONERS TAKEN.
London, Nov. 25 A dispatch from
Turkish headquarters at Hademkeul
confirms the report that Ottoman
troops captured 8(0 Bulgarian and
Servian prisoners in the last engage
ment with the Bulgarian right wing on
the Tchatalja line.
The plenipotentiaries met In the vil
lage of Baghtche, in the center of a
small zone declared neutral for
period of the parleys.
Vienna, Nov. 25. It is reported
here that Belgrade forts are being has
tily armed with heavy guns by the
Servian war office. Information is re
ceived that, all Servian troops who can
be spared from Prlsrend and Monas
Mr have been recalled to the Servian
50 DIE IN PANIC
AS A FILM BURNS
Bilbao, Spain, Nov. 25. About fifty
children and others were killed here
jesterday afternoon in a panic caused
by the cry of fire at a moving picture
show. Only one woman up to a late
hour lat night had been found among
The number of Injured is not
known, as most of them were taken
home by friends.
The scene of the accident is a large
circus, which had been converted Into
a continuous cinematograph show. As
the price of admission was only 2
cents, the building was crowded to
its capacity, for the most part with
women and children.
The operator of the machine lost his
nerve when a film Ignited and scream
He was able to extinguish the
fianit-s himself without difficulty, but
the effect of his cry upon the audience
was Instantaneous. Almost every one
within the building sprang up.
Police attendants were powerless to
control the panic' stricken people and
were swept away by the surging mass
hteh sought to fight a way to the
ciit. Scores were knocked down and
trampied and many were crushed to
death in the passages from the galler
i.g ajid to the streets.
The disaster causod frenzied crowd-
to eail:. r outside the building and the
authorities had great difficulty In car
rying on the work of rescue and ex
tricating the dead and injured from
the pileg of wrecked seats.
The manager and othor employes
l.-ivo beon arrested and are held pend-
ii-S an inquiry.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Fair tonight and Tuesday, warmer
tonight with the lowest temperature
Temperature at 7 a. m. 21. Highest
jetterday 39, lowest last nlgtit 23.
Velocity ot wind at 7 a. m. 3 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 55, at
7 a. m. 90.
Stage of water 3 feet no change in
lest 48 hourB.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. .
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:36, rises 7 :00. Evening stars:
Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn. Morn
POT ON LIST
McManigal to Use Wagon
Loads of Dynamite in
ORDERS OF M'NAMARAS
Iron Workers After Company
Employing Non-union Labor
on the Big Ditch.
Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Witnesses at
the "dynamite" trial today testified
concerning "wholesale explosions"
which the McXamaras were alleged to
have contemplated, but which were
prevented by arrests of the dynami'ers
I at Detroit and Indianapolis.
I The explosions -Contemplated,
cording to the witnesses, the blowing
up of the locks of the Panama canal;
blowing up of the Frick building in
Pittsburg, Pa., occupied by officials of
the iron and steel contractors who em'
ployed non-union men, also other of
fices in other eastern cities; blowing
up of the acqueduct and waterworks at
ijg Angeles, and to cause other ex
plosions there that would "make it
look like an earthquake," and the
blowing up of the sleeping car to get
rid of Miss Mary Dye, formerly stenog
rapher for the Iron wofkers' union, be
cause she "knew too much."
TO ENLIST AS SOLDIER.
The assertion by McManigal that he
was urged to go to Panama by J. J.
McXamara as a dynamiter previously
had been referred to by District Attor-
j ney Miller as one of the revelaIons to
be made at the trial.
"In April, 1911," said McManigal, re-
I suming his confession, "shortly before
i we were arrested, J. J. and J. B. Mc
I Namara end myself had a talk at the
Iron workers' headquarters at Indianap
olis as to the campaign after the blow
ing up of four jobs planned at Detroit.
J. J. said the McClinic-Marshall Con
struction company, a non-union con-1
cern, had two years' work on the Pan-1
ariia canal, and he wanted me to go!
there. He said I should go to Panama
and enlist as a soldier, -as I already had
nerved in the Spanish-Amberlcan war.
I asked if he expected me to take nitro
glycerine to Panama. He said, "No,
the McClintic-Marsball people have
great stores of dynamite there. You
watch a chance and steal it. Put a
wagon load in each lock.
I.IKE ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE.
"I didn't take much to the Panama
idea, and told J. J. so. But he Insisted
he would take it up late. J. B. said
at that time that he had more work on
the Pacific coast. He said he was go
ing back there with an arrangement to
set off bombs by touching off an elec
trical current miles away. He said.
Til go to Lob Angeles and undermine
ttc acqueduct and waterworks. Then
I'll put bombs In various parts of the
city and blow the whole town off the
map. People will think there was an
other earthquake similar to the one at
San Francisco." "
McManigal then described going to
Detroit with James B. to blow up four
Jobs, and their arrest there, which pre
vented "wholesale explosions" which
were soon to be carried out, he said.
SCHRANK IS NOW
Milwaukee, Wla, Not. 25. John
Sehrank, who shot Colonel Roosevelt,
was taken to the Northern hospital
f r insaue at Oshkoah today.
A disease pronounced chronic pare
nt .ia, probably Incurable, may result
in his spending the balance of his life
in an asylum. Should he ever be
pronounced cured he will be returned
j tr Milwaukee and tried for the crime
i lib. which he is charged.
WILL NOT PAY
Judge in Ettor-Giovanatti
Trial Instructs Against
CASE TO THE JURY
Accused Greeted With Cheering
Crowd as' Trial Is Brought
to a Close.
Salem, Mass, Nov. 25. Ettor and
Glovannitti, who Saturday pleaded to
be sent to the electric chair If found
guilty of the murder of Anna Lopizzo,
cannot be convicted of murder in the
degree. Judge Quinn, charging siding at the hearings of testimony
jury today, instructed that the!arid n CuU(A E N wood .ortar
evidence In the case did not warrant
a first degree verdict.
MIST BE SECOND DEGREE.
If guilty, the verdict, he said, must
be second degree murder. Caruso may .
be found guilty of first degree murder, j
but none of the defendants, under
the form of the Indictment, could be ;
adjudged guilty of manslaughter. The
judge described the case as ou of "mo-1
Crowds of persons, chiefly friends
and sympathizers of the defendants,
from Lawrence and other mill cities,
gathered in the streets leading to the
court house long before the doors
GREETED WITH CHEERS.
The prisoners were greeted with
prolonged cheers and clapping of
hands as they left the carriage.
The jury retired at 12:43.
2 RAIL OFFICIALS
KILLED BY AUTO
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 25. Howard
James, director of purchases of the
Great Northern railroad and vice
president, and Samuel B. Plechner,
purchasing agent of the road, were
killed yesterday afternoon when the
automobile in which they were driv
Mrs. Plechner, Miss Helen James,
and Miss Margaret Mann, who were
riding In the car, were uninjured. Mrs.
Plechner lacerated her wrist after the
accident in pulling Mlsa Mann from
underneath the car.
The accident happened directly in
front of James J. Hill's country home,
The disaster was the result of an
attempt by Mr. James to drive ahead
of another car, occupied by two men
and their wives. Mr. James had sig
naled with his horn that he would
pass their car, and the other auto
mobile turned to the right to allow the
James car leeway.
The road where the accident occur
red is filled in with sand. The fronf
wheels of the James machine refused
to climb the grade of sand and when
a few yards past the other machine
toppled a second on two wheels and
then slowly turned over.
None of the James party tried to
Jump. Pinned In the front seat by
the gates of the car, they were crush
ed to death without an opportunity
to escape. The projecting automobile
top fortunately raised the tonneau a
little off the ground, which probably
saved the lives of the women.
DIVINE RIGHT" IN
Perkins' Pet Combine in Let
ter Claims Providence Sus
Chicago, Nov. 25. "Divine right" to
n.cnopolize all the harvester and oth-
ternational Harvester company shortly
after its organization, in 1902.
General publicity was not given this
theory of the guardianship of Provi
dence over the destinies of the com
bine until Saturday, when a letter
written 10 years ago was introduced
as evidence in the government's suit
ro dissolve the company under the
Sherman anti-trust law.
Examiner Robert S. Taylor is pre-
SPUR TO AMBITION
53 INSTEAD Of r J
of the company, to Identify the "divine
rifht" letter, together with several
hundred others. Mr. Wood admitted
the authenticity of all the correspond
The letter in question was addressed
to' all general agents of the Interna-
j tlonal. and after setting forth that the
combination was "in harmony with the
avine pian u continued as ionows:
! "We Relieve that in the near future
this reat company will do practically
un me Harvester Dusiness oi me wona,
f' the company is wisely organized,
and it is going to be and is managed
ou a broad-guaged, unselfish princi
ple. It is going to sell its goods for
reasonable prices and deal justly with
all men, employes, agents and farm
ers, and that sort of treatment and op
erations will succeeded everywhere."
In explaining the system to the gen
eral agents in the communication it
was pointed out that no agent would
he permitted to have a monopoly on
the lines of the organizations, but that
a salseman must be engaged for each
separate product in every important
DR. ANNA SHAW
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 25. Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw was unanimously
: elected president
i American Woman
of the National
IN POLICE CUSTODY
Detroit, Nov. 25. Albert E. Schwlt
tay, sheriff of Marinette county. Wis,
and assembly men-elect for the same
county, and arrested here Friday on
the charge of subornation of perjury,
was remanded into the custody of the
police today pending further inves
tigation of the case. Schwittay's wife
arrived today and
' with the prisoner.
had a long talk
After March 4 Senate
Control May Hinge on
VOTE GIVES MAJORITY
Maryland Representative Ex
pires at Washington of Neu
ritis at Age of 64.
Washington, Nov. 25. Senator Isl
dor Rayner of Maryland, recognized
as an authority on constitutional law,
died this morning of neuritis, aged 62,
Rayner was one of several men whose
names William J. Bryan suggested as
suitable candidates for the presiden
The governor of Maryland, who is a
republican, probably will appoint
republican successor. The legislature,
which is democratic, does not meet
I he illness or neuritis covers a per
iod of nearly five years. Complica
tions began about six weeks ago and
the eerious illness dates from that
time. Before Rayner entered congress
he attained a national reputation be
cause of his vigorous conduct of the
late Admiral Schley's case before the
naval court of inquiry.
ONE AOVE MAJORITY.
Control of the United States senate
after March 4 may hinge on the death
of Rayner. While the democrats still
have an apparent strength of 48, the
death of the Maryland senator reduc
es the supposed majority to a point,
very near the dividing line of party
With Rayner's vote, democratic
leaders counted on mustering 49, or
one more than a majority of the total
membership of 96. In any event, 48
votes, with the vote of the vice presi
dent in case of a tie, was looked upon
as sufficient strength to secure con
MAY NAME JACKSON.
Baltimore, Nov. 25. Those close to
Governor Goldsborough believe he will
name William P. Jackson of Mary
land, a member of the republican na
tional committee, successor to Ray
ner. WOMAN PLUNGES
DOWN 20 FLOORS
Chicago, Nov. 25. A woman believ
ed to be Maude Vandusen, a' stenog
rapher, plunged down 20 stories from
a fire escape at the McCormick build
The woman was 45 or 50 years old.
No one saw her leap.
The occupants of the first floor
heard the crash and found her lying
DEAD AT CAPITAL
12 ARE KILLED
Disaster in Corn Products
Comgany Plant Spreads
Death and Disaster.
INJURY LIST IS 100
All Physicians in City Hurried to
the Scene Similar Ac
cident in East.
Waukegan, 111., Not. 25. Twelve
mea w-re rjo rled-. killed and more
than 100 Injured In an explosion at
the plant of the Corn Products com
pany here this afternoon.
The explosion occurred in the starch
house 200 feet from the main Build
ing of the plant.
Eighteen of the Injured were taken
to hospitals. Every physician In the
city answered the call.
The employes In other parts of
the plant hurried to the aid of their
It is known 12 men were killed and
25 seriously injured have been taken
from the burning building. It is fear
ed 15 others are still in the starch
FIREMEN ARE HELPLESS.
The firemen were unable to quench
the flames which burst from all quar
ters of the building.
The starch house of 100x125 feet
was a ,nass of flames before the fire
EXPLOSION IN NEW YORK.
New York, Nov. 25. Twenty-five
men were injured today, two mortally,
in an explosion of a vat of eulphur
at the Union Sulphur mills in Brook
lyn. Fire followed and the building
which occupied a whole block waa
destroyed. The loss is half a million.
SOCIALISTS IN A
Basel, Switzerland, Nov. 25. The
International socialist congress issued
a manifesto today calling on the so
cialists of America and Europe to re
sist any measures for war taken by
tbelr government. The document says
if the Balkan war spreads to other
countries it will be a frightful blow
to civilization, ine manifesto con
"The time is passed when the work
ing classes of the world should shoot
down one another for the proTit of
capitalists and the pride of dynasties,
or the exigencies of secret treaties."
The congress passed a resolution to
hold anti-war meetings in the big cit
ies of Europe Dec. 16.
CAMERON GIRL IS
FREED ON A BOND
Chicago, Nov. 25. Lucille Cameron,
whose association with Jack Johnson
violation of the Mann act, was releas
ed today on bonds of 11,000, signed by
the young woman and her mother. Hi -
cille will be a witness in the Johnson
Wilson Slightly Indisposed.
Hamilton. Nov. 25. President-elect
. V- ileon suffered today from a
j attack of icdlceation.
PLAN A COUP
Illinois Moosers May be
Prevented From Tak
ing a Hand.
Contested Members Woud Not
Be Permitted to Vote on
Their Own Cases. .
Chicago, Nov. 25. Democratic mem
bers of the Illinois legislature In their
efforts to keep progressive members
from participating in the organization
of that body may invoke the theor
ies promulgated by Roosevelt at the
time of the republican national con
vention. This is the announcement of
eertain democratic legislators. The
specific Idea with which the democrats
hope to bar the progressives from or
ganizing the state senate and house is
to prevent contested members voting
on their own contests. By revoking
t'ie Roosevelt rule, 15 or 20 progres
sives and republicans would be thrown
out for a time. Then the democrats,
who claim they are only two short of
the constitutional majority, might pro
ceed to organize under the constitu
tional provision that a "majority of
members elected in each house shall
constitute a quorum.' A quorum vot
ing moy organize the house by a
majority vote of such a quorum, it Is
contended. As a final basis of their
arguments, the democratic members
point the following clause In the stale
"Each house shall determine the
rules of Its proceedings and be the
Judge of the election returns and Qual
ifications of Its members."
VOTES FOR WOMEN
CARRIES IN MICK.
On the Face of Returns Amend
ment Seems to Have Mar
gin of 625.
Lansing, Mich, Nov. 25. Official
and unofficial returns today Indicated
a majority of 625 in favor of the con
stitutional amendment granting wom
an suffrage in Michigan.
MISS FARLEY, SET
FREE, IS TO WED
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 25. Miss Ce
celia Farley, state office atenographer,
charged with murder In the first de
gree In connection with the shooting
of Alvln E. Zollinger, advertising so
licitor. In a city park last May. was
acquitted Saturday afternoon by a
jury. She will become the bride of
Jerome Quigley, to whom she was en
gaged at the time of the shooting.
Prosecuting Attorney Edward C.
Turner finished his plea for conviction,
after asking the Jnrors not to let the
fact that the defendant Is a pretty wo
man warp their judgment. "I want a
warning to the men and women m this
community that they cannot break the
law," he said.
"Don't put a premium on murder."
he continued. "If we can tell our fall
en women that when they get tired of
one lover they can shoot him and se
cure another, things have come to a
The prosecutor charged that Miss
Farley had not told the truth in testi
fying on the witness stnd.
He declared that she had pulled the
"wool over the eyes of a Jury" In a
Blander suit, and asked the jurors not
to let it happen in the present case.
Prosecutor Turner referred to Miss
Farley as a "tigress."
Miss Farley had acted the shooting
scene in court to show tbat the killing
THUMB CUT IN TWO
BY REVOLVING SAW
Frank Rueckert, residing at Twenty
eighth street and Sixth avenue, an em
ploye of the Rock Island Sash & Door
works, was the victim of a painful ac
cident Saturday afternoon about 4
o'clock, when a rip saw which he was
- 1 c"1 thr?ugh th?vmiid1.! !
right thumb as far as the first joint,
:"4"" l WU4" -
i ne. t?ro"gh a" clean f8 '4?l8tle-
l ne injured man was taueu 10 me ui
flce of Dr. C. T. Foster, who decided to
waive amputation and save the thumb
if possible. The doctor has spliced the,
j bone together and believes it will knit
again without much trouble.