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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR. NO. 37.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1912.-FOURTEEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
NEW LAW IS
HELD CURB TO
Brief Filed With Supreme
Court Attacking Constitutionality.
IS NO PUBLIC DEMAND
Would Result in Driving Weak
Newspaper Out cf Business,
Washington, Nov. 30. Former As
sistant Attorney General Beck filed
today In the supreme court his brief
In the ease broticht by the Iewig Pub
lishing company to teat the constitu
tionality of the newspaper publicity
Tl.e liri-f discusses fully the pow
er of ttie federal government indirect
ly to censor the press through regula.
Hon of the mails, and reviews at
length the struggle In England and !
America to free the press from re
straint arid the meaning of the first
amendment, forbidding any abridg
niftn of the freedom of the press.
Id i k argues as the constitution did
not expressly give any power to regu
late journalism, any attempted regula
tion ran oiJy be Justified as a neces
sary tm (I proper means to carry out
some f deral function. He denies the
pgnla'ion of newspaper ownership
and enforced publicity of its business
ran be an appropriate means of carry
lug out federal power over the malls.
HI HHK- 0 1UK WHKK..
The brief argues that enforced pub
ll'Htion of a newspaper company's
circulation and the publishers' credit
ors would unduly burden the power of
a weak newspaper to compete "with a
stronger, and In many cases wo'ild
drive weak newspapers to the wall.
The Httetnpt to compel a newspaper
to disclose either its owners or credit
ors or compel it to marlMMriMlpsjsJMB'
tin ut m. liter which is published for a
consideration, restrle's freedom of
d sr-uHsl'in and in contrary to the cus
run of impersonal writing, which pre
Milled generally In Knglaud and Amer
ica when the constitution was framed.
The lrl"f further argues that the
impropriation of newspaper columns
' enforce a policy of publicity, with
out compensation, violates the fifth
amendment In taking property with
out due process law.
Tlie supreme court has specially
set Monday next for argument, of tbi
SIR THOMAS UPTON SAYS IIE'LL HAVE
A SILAMKOCK AT PANAMA EXPOSITION
7m n r:,
4lr timaim Llptoa "Aeoting
San Francisco. Nov. 30. Sir Thom-
I.ipion has brought Joy to the
: ar: of Sao Franciscans by annonnc-i-H
tl.at he will bring Shamrock to
l.e Panama-Pacific exposition in 1913
;.d r. e with all comer for the
l.anij ioi.ship of fr.e ea. Llptoa ii
drawing card anywhere and hia
r. s. ru. at the exposition U expected
i htip tin- attendance.
On r- s arrival here recently Sir
1 hi !;.s gave the following miksage
:o tlie people of the city:
"I a :n sure that your great exposi
tion will draw nil the Deonle from
very c.uarter of the world, and s horr
i.eru wiiat a great country you have
acre cu the Paciac coat, which
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Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Fair weather tonight with the low
est temperature near freezing. Sun
day probably Increasing cloudiness.
Temperature at 7 a. m, 27. High
est yesterday. 61; lowest last night, 27.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., four
miles per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m 58; at
7 a. m, 86.
Stage of water, 2.6; no change in
last 24 hours.
J. M. 5UERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:34, rises 7:05. Evening
stars: Mercury. Venos, Jupiter, Saturn.
Morning star: Mars.
GRAFT LIFTS LID
IN EAST ST. LOUIS
East St. Louis, 111., Nov. 30. M. M.
Stephens, formerly mayor of this city,
a member of the East St. Louis Pro
tective association, said today that a
secret Investigation carried on for
months by the' association's detectives
had revealed a "'system'' under which
gamblers and other lawbreakers here
Wholesale graft, the unmolested op
eration of gambling houbes and other
illegal resorts and contributions from
many sources to the s'rength of the
"system" were revealed by the detec
tives In daily reports to the associa
tion, he declared.
Some of the leading operators of
the gambling devices, as well as most
of the players for high stakes, were
Reports that some kind of investiga
tion was in progress were circulated
after the polic board gave Chief
Overnieyer three days to "clean up the
city" or quit his office.
Mr. Stephens confirmed those re
ports, but said the association was not.
ready to announce all its discoveries.
Among the reports made by the de
tectives, Mr. Stephens said, were:
That the lawless element paid $3,000
to I5.0UO a month for protection.
That an assessment of 115,000 for
a campaign fund was levied on the
That worse dens than the notorious
"monkermgr which "Was annmTTaTPejS"
through pressure of public indignation,
were being operated now In East St.
That ihe segregated district known
as "the valley," paid tribute regularly
Jackscn Rayner's Successor.
lial'.imore. Nov. 30. Governor Golds
through last night announced the ap
pointment of William P. Jacksou, re
publican national committeemen for
Maryland, to succeed the late I'nited
States Senator Isidor Rayner. He
in January, 1914.
iu January, lt04.
th sun" on u Francuc Bay.
be brought closer to our country by
the completion cf the Panama canal.
I look on this canal as the greatest
feat ever performed by man. and I
will do all in my power to forward
the Interests of your great exposition.
"I have made up my mind to bring
a Shamrock here.
-I will bring a 23-meter cutter to
race at your great exposition regatta
in 1515, and I will hoist my fighting
Cag and challenge all the world to a
race for the championship of the sea.
"May the best boat win. No on
I will kw rior tnthiiLf ! than mr
j ee'.f Ja uleerinLg the winner cf the
; bin, .ribbon qj the sea if I am not
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IN THE RANKS
Son of Detective Gives
More About the Times
AFTER MEN HIGHER UP
This Is an Explanation of the
Delay in Arresting James
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 30. Ques
tions why James B. McNamara, dyn
amiter of the Los Angeles Times, was
not arrested until five months after his
identity became known were put by
attorneys for the defense at the "dyn
amite" trial today to Raymond J.
Burns, son of the detective who man
aged the arrest. Burns said he was
after the men "higher up" and that the
"trail" led to the ofllce of the Interna
tional Association of Bridge and Struc
tural Iron Workers.
HOCKIN Al.l.KI) SPV.
Burns described Herbert Hockin, in
dicted .secretary of the union, as s.
"spy" within the ranks of the union
officials. Burns said he learned from
Hockin that M. A. Schmidt and David
Caplan helped J. B. McNamara blow
up the Times building, and that the
dynamiters were planning to get rid of
W. J. Burns on the Pacific coast. W.
J. was still on the coast investigating
the Times explosion.
Threats of death for telling about
the explosions were related by Mrs.
Alta Hawkins. She was attended by a
r.urse and was suffering from injuries
received in a recent 6hooting. She
was carried Into court, on a cot. A few
dayB before the four explosions caus
ed a Iors of 115,000 on the property
of Albert Von Spreckelson in Indian
IP"H8,.Iisr Hawkins testi
fied, she was told by Ernest Basey, an
iron worker official, that "something
was going to happen" to Jobs where
non-union workers were employed.
WAHNKU BY I'll ONE.
After the explosion, the witness
said, Basey called her on the tele
phone and told her to keep her mouth
shut. He said "if I didn't I would be
The witness said she was shot sev
eral weeks ago while hunting.
SON GIVES PINT OF BLOOD;
FAILS TO SAVE FATHER
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 30. Hiram G.
McGill, 53, superintendent of the sec
ond division of the Postal Telegraph
ccmpany, with headquarters at Chica
I go. died today in a Milwaukee hospi-
tal from stomach trouble. An effort
v.hs made to save his life by the trans
fusion of a pint of blood from flie veins
of his son without avail.
HYOE GUILTY ON
New York, Nov. 30. Charles H.
Hyde, ,'ormer city chamberlain, was
found guilty last night of bribery. It
was charged he had forced Joseph G.
Robin, head of the Northern bank, to
loan $130,000 to the crumbling Car
negie Trust company when that insti
tution's capital had been impaired.
Robin testified that Hyde threatened
to withdraw the city's deposits from
the Northern bank if he refused to
transfer the $130,000 to the Carnegie
William J. Cummins was the domin
ant power in the Carnegie company,
but was in financial straits. Hyde was
j his friend, and it is charged, was try
ing to aid him.
Assistant District Attorney Moss at
tacked the alienists called by the de
fense, who declared Robin was insane.
The prosecutor declared he would not
be afraid to submit the ex-banker to
a test of mental control, quietness,
command of himself and logical mem
ory with some cf the experts who had
found Robin faulty in those particu
lars. AUTOMOBILE MOB
LYNCHES A NEGRO
Cordele. Ga Nov. 30. A mob in an
moblles that had pursued a sheriff and
a negro prisoner all night took the
negro from a vault in the courthouse
at McRae early today and shot him to
death. The victim was Chester Wil
liams, who shot a farmer's wife, then
assaulted her daughter near Rhine
yesterday. Neither of the negro's vic-
l Urns le dead, but it is feared one can
I not recover,
IN COURT ROOM
BY A SUFFRAGET
Aberdeen, Scotland, Nov. 30. Three
suffragets, Joyce Locke, Fanny Park
er and Mary Pollock, caught last even
ing in possession of explosives in
Music hall, where Chancellor Lloyd
George was to speak, were brought be
fore a magistrate today. After hear
ing ..thfietiidpca the .magistrate re
reBtfiiod thbni for farther ' hearing.
Joyce Locke removed her shoes and
hurled one at the magistrate's head,
did the other at the head of the clerk
of the court. She was promptly com
mitted for contempt of court.
A second outrage was committed by
one of the members of a party of suf
frt gets waiting at a railroad Btation.
The woman mistook Rev. Forbes Jack
son for Lloyd George in disguise and
lashed the minister in the face with
a heavy horsewhip. The woman was
BARRED BY DUNNE
Chicago, Nov. 30. There will be no
military parade in connection with
the inauguration of Governor-elect
Dunne. This was decided by Mr. Dunne
yesterday in a conference with Adju
tant General Frank S. Dickson of the
Ii'inois National Guard, who called on
the governor-elect to ascertain his
wishes in the matter. Mr. Dickson
ihf.d'been prepared to arrange for a
i:iilitary display participated in by sev
The two Springfield companies of in
fantry and the Springfield troop of the
! First Calvary will be used to preserve
i order along the line of march from the
I St. Nicholas hotel, where the governor
! elect and his family will be quartered,
i t the state house, where the inaugura
I tior. ceremonies will take place.
One of the Springfield companies is
i part of the negro regiment, the Eighth.
1 The other is in the Fifth regiment.
J Adjutant General Dickson advised
I V.r. Dunne that three or four compan-
ier. would be necessary to preserve
order. It was Mr. Dunne's suggestion
j tl.at only the Springfield companies
j Le used.
"It is my desire that the inaugura
tion should be as much a civic cere
i r.i.inial as possible," said Mr. Dunne,
i "I would prefer not to have any troops,
bi' inasmuch aa General Dickson
I thinks it would be wise to have three
! or four companies as an escort and
guard, I suggested tint enly the Spring-
, ff Id companies should be used. There
wi't be no military display or parade.
Cf course, I recognize the fact that
' the adjutant general should be with
i me to introduce those who are at the
General Dickson suggested that the
evening reception, which is to take
the place of an inaugural ball, should
be held In the executive offices in the
ate house instead of at the executive
mansion. He explained that it would
be possible to handle a large crowd
more easily at the Capitol.
The program is to have an informal
reception in the overnor'i office at 3
o'clock in the afternoon.. The formal
reception will take place" in the same
offices at night. The governor will
have been inaugurated at noon.
Mr. Dunne takes it for granted that
the inauguration w ill take place Mon
day, Jan. 13, in accordance with the
; provision of the constitution that the
, governor stall take office the second
Monday In January. In case the lower
house of the general assembly Is un
al le to elect a speaker there will be
a delay In the program unless it is
f-jtind possible under the constitution
to canvass the vote" for state offices
after the selection of a temporary
speaker instead of waiting for the elec
tion of the permanent presiding officer.
TRY EMELIUS ON
Former Augustana Student Ac
cused of Killing His
Boston, Mass., Nov. 30. The New
England Lutheran conference has in
vestigated the case of Charles M.
Emelius ol Meeker county, Minn., and
Rock Island, III., who la charged with
the murder of his father-in-law, C. Au
gustus Jacobseii. at Houlton, Maine,
a year ago last June. The investiga
tion shows that although Emelius was
elected pastor of the New -Sweden
church in Maine, and preached there
for several years he had never been
officially ordained and was known on
ly aa a student preacher.
The trial for his life begins Monday
of next week and is attracting as
much attention as the recent Mat.tle
Hackett murder case. It is expected
to prove one of the most interesting
murder cases that Maine has had in
years. The young clergyman, who
went from Augustana college to Har
vard, Is indicted jointly with his brother-in-law,
Edward Jacobsen, and his
mother in-law, Mrs. Mary Jacobsen.
All three are indicted for murder and
are held without bail. Two separate
grand juries have probed the affair,
which has many mysterious aspects.
In the community where the crime
was committed all were held in high
esteem by their fellow townspeople.
Jacobseu's death occurred June 11,
It was reported that he had commit
ted suicide. He was buried the next
day. Three months later rumors that
reached the county solicitor's office
caused a probe that led to the murder
charge. The body was exhumed and
two bullets from a rifle were found to
have entered the head of the victim.
A markas if from a heavy blow was
also found on the left side of hia
Emelius was enrolled as a student
at Augustana college for two years,
leaving there in 1S08. He is remem-
! bered by many former Augustana stu
Philadelphia, Nov. 30. The annual
football battie between the teams of
the army and navy, this afternoon, was
won by the navy. The score was 6
tc 0. A notable gathering witnessed
Boston, Nov. 30. End of the half:
Everett high school, 7; Oak Park,
Final: Evtr.t High, 14; Oak Park
CEREMONIES IN APRIL
Hamilton, Bermuda, Nov. 2i. President-elect
W'.Isoi; declared he would
agree to beiug sworn in as president
j March 4, but that i.he ceremonies in
(Connection with the Inauguration
! would be held tie lat Thursday in
Chicago, Nov. 30. Miss Lucile Cam
eron, former white sweetheart of Jack
Johnson, the negro pugilist, has disap
peared. Her mother, into whose cus
tody the girl was given by the court,
returned last night to her home In
Minneapolis grieving for her daughter.
The girl is believed to be hiding in
Chicago. She disappeared Wednesday
night from a down town hotel, where
she was living with her mother, pend
ing arrangements to leave the city.
The federal department of Justice will
make an investigation to learn if
Johnson or his friends have hidden
"I am through," Mrs. Falconet,
mother of the girl, said before leaving
OF 10 ALDERMEN
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 30. Ten De
troit aldermen charged with conspir
acy to accept a bribe and receiving a
bribe in connection with the Watafch
railroad street closing case and for
mer Councilmanlc Clerk Schreiter, al
so charged with conspiracy to accept
a bribe, will be tried at Mt. Clem
ens, Macomb county. Judge Fhelan, in
the recorder's court, today granted a
change of venue upon application of
Prosecutor Shepherd, who charged it
was impossible to obtain a fair trial
in Wayne county because of the pub
licity of the case and the evidence dis
closed at the police court examina
tions of the defendants.
WOMAN LOSES IN
A SUIT FOR KEEP
Chicago, Nov. 30. "Any contract by
which a married man agrees to sup
port a married woman other than his
wife is against publio policy and abso
lutely void," declared Municipal Judge
Sabath in dismissing the suit of Mrs.
May Williams Charter against Chaun
cey C. Foster, a former commission
Mrs. Charter, now divorced from her
husband, sought to enforce the provi
sions of an alleged contract under
which Foster wsb to pay her $2,400 In
monthly installments of $100.
jFNGLAND WINS TITLE TO
' THE DAVIS TENNIS CUP
j Melbourne, Nov. 30. England won
, the title to the Davis cup, emblematic
of the world's championship in lawn
tennis, by winning the third match from
t:.e Australian defenders. The ex
citement of the 7,000 spectators was
! intense. .
FLAMES WIPE BUSINESS
SECTION OF SAXON, WIS.
Saxon, Wis Nov. 30. The business
section of this village was destroyed
by Ere this morning. The loss is from
seventy-five to a hundred thouGand
Chinese Occupy Kobdo.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 30. The Mon
golian city of Kobdo was occupied by
Chinese troops without resistance
from the inhabitants.
AS DATE FOR
Turkey and Balkan Rep
resentatives Are Ready
King Nicholas of Montenegro
Goes to Grusa to Direct.
London, Nov. 30. News received In
Vienna is that peace between Turkey
and the Balkan allies will be signed
Monday by the plenipotentiaries at
Baghatche, according to a news dist
patch from the Austrian capital. . .-
I)ndon, Nov. 30. Slight relaxation
of tension in the international political
situation has come today with the op
timistic announcement from official
sources in Constantinople that negotia
tions between Bulgarian and Turkish
plenipotentiaries are likely to result in
a speedy signature being written to
the terms of an armistice. The real
menace to European peace, in th
shape of the Austro-Servian difficulty,
Rieka, Montenegro, Nov. 30. Monte
negrins today resumed bombardment
of the Turkish fortress at Scutari. The
Montenegrin artillery has been rein
forced. King Nicholas has gone to
Grusa, near Scutari, to superintend op
erations. The Montenegrin govern
ment has designated three delegates to
proceed to Sofia to take part in event
ual peace negotiations.
FOUMAIN OF YOUTH
John D. Mackenzie.
San Francisco, Nov. 29. Nearlj
four centuries have passed sines
Ponce .le Leon made his vain search
after the fabled fountain of youth lu
the new world, and now that men
have entirely given up the idea of thj
existence of any such fountain, alon?
comes a Callfornian who says that
he has found it. His name Is John D.
Mackenzie. He hasn't found a foun
tain exactly, but it amounts to the
Mack-'tizie was led to buy a mine
somewhere in the California nioun- '
tains three or four years ago. On a
visit to the mine soon aft-r the pur
chase, he found men In the neighbor
hood mixing some of the ore in water
and drinking it. They said it did
them good. They also rubbed It on
burns and sores.
"What is this stuff?" was asked
'They call it Mackenzie rnud," he
j replied. "Here is the chemical anal-
sis. but I'll tell you at the start
that it doesn't show why it cures.
I don't know and nobody else knows.
"A doctor here In town told me ho
would experiment with it if I woull
trll him why it cured. I replied by
asking why morphine has one effect
! and strychnine another, and so on. He
couldn't say, except that from hun
dreds of cases the effect had been
"That Is all the doctors know about
the effect of any drug, and that is alt
I know about this. It work. It cures,
and that is all I know. That la enough
(or a practical man.
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