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SIXTY-SECOXD YEAH. NO. 38.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1912. TEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CEXTS.
AND ARGUS. HP edition
A SESSION TO
Business to be Wound Up
to Prepare for Incom
HOUSE CALL BY CLARK
Senator Bacon Presides in the
Senate Sorrow for Late
"Washington , Dec Cong-raw met
promptly at noon today tor a, thort
session that win terminate 'with tae In
coming democratic ad mlntatrattoa On
March 4. Crcwded gaHerta looked
down on animated scene on the floor
as Speaker Clark In the house, and
Senator Bacon presiding In the senate,
rapped their respective bodies to or
der. The senate adjourned at 12:22 until
11 tomorrow out of respect for the
memory of Vice President Sherman
and Senators Heyburn and Rayner.
The house adjourned at 1:10 until
The first bill Introduced was one by
Representative DeForest of New York
to pension former presidents and wid
ows of former' presidents.
A resolution calling for early ac
tlcn by the banking and currency com
mittee In its investigation of the
"money trust" was introduced In the
h nine by Lindbergh, (Minn.), author
of the original "money trust" inquiry
The third session of the Sixty second
congress begins at noon today under
circumstances of unusual Interest. It
comes tog-ther after a political uph'rav-
al of far reaching extent which will
soon transfer all the executive and
legislative branches of the federal gov
ernment to democratic "control.
While the present session is mere
ly the expiring stage of a congress soon
to go otrt of existence and to be super
c il d in political control' and policy
ufler March 4, yet today's ses-sions
in the senate and. house bring togeth
er for the first time since the recent
(iveruriiintr those leaders and elements
of the various parties who have been j
n.ost prominent in public affairs. The j
old facej and figures are again In evi
dence today, although some of them,
like ex Senator Cannon, will soon pass !
off the congressional stage, w hile j
othivs. like Speaker Clark and Chair
man 1 nderwooil have had their tenures !
renewed and strengthened.
As a whole, however, the dominant
n:te as both branches of congress as
scmb'e is that new conditions, new
policies and new men have been ush
.ercd in as a result of the recent elec
tion and that about the only function
of the present short session, lasting
un'il March 4, Is to pass annual supply
Mils and wind up what remains of the
IN VICE PREMUEXT-S CHAIR.
In the senate Vice President Sher
man has been removed by death from
the presiding officer's chair, which will
be filled temporarily by Senators Bacon
of Georgia, and Gallinger of New
Hampshire, alternating. The republi
an control of the senate, with about
r0 votes as against the present demo
cratic strength of about 42, will con
tiniirt until l!aM, A olthnilp-h ttlia rnn.
tml is conditioned largely by the pre
erne of two elements, regular and pro-
,r.iv th .,i'.ii,.u tnni nf r,o
Senators Heyburn of Idaho and Rayner
of Man laud have died since the late
session closed but in other asoects
lli e n..rnn.,il iiit itiiio 11 nrh nr. Pil
until March 4.
In the house Speaker Clark and the
various chairmen of the two preced
ing sessions, continue to direct affairs,
with a total democratic vote of 230,
giving a democratic majority of
The personal aspect was very pro
nounced as the session began today,
the air of democratic victory pervad
ing the capitol from end to end. Scores
of nivn whose names have bwn promi
r.ently identified with affairs of con
gress for many years, and who have
siinped politics and legislation, faced
fielr last three months of service as
the session opened.
TWO NOTABLE VICTIMS.
In this notable company were the
deans of house and senate: ""Uncle
Joe" Cannon, former speaker and cen
ter of many turbulent sessions of the
hxuse. and Senator Shelby M. Cul
lem. for 30 years a senator from Illi
nois, a personal friend and contem
porary of Lincoln, and who was elect
ed to his first terra in the national
house of representatives in 1S65.
Both Cannon and Cullora came back
for the winter's work the victims of
poli-k'al defeat. Senator Joseph W.
Bailey of Texas, long a democratic
leader in debate, came with the vol
untary announcement of his retire
ment; Representatives Cox of Ohio and
buUvt oX Ntw York brought iuu the
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Fair tonight with the lowest temper
ature about 20 degrees. Tuesday in
creasing cloudiness and warmer.
Temperature at 7 a. m, 28. High
est yesterday, 54 ; lowest last night, 28.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 18 miles
Precipitation, .34 Inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 9"; at
7 a. m., 56.
Stage of water, 2.6; no change In
last 48 hours.
J.M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
r ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:34, rises 7:07. Evening
Stars: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn.
Fleming star: liars.
legislative halls the titles of governor
elect, respectively, of Ohio and New
Senator Crane of Massachusetts,
long regarded as the republican "whip"
of the senate, who also retired volun
tarily; Senators Bourne of Oregon,
Guggenheim of Colorado, Wetmore
of Rhode Island, Curtis of Kansas,
Paynter of Kentucky, Gamble of South
Dakota, Brown of Nebraska and many
others, democrats and republicans
alike, began today their last three
months of eerrice, before voluntary or
enforced retirement to private life.
Sorrow for the late Vice President
Sherman overshadowed the spirit of
democratic triumph in the senate, and
tempered the spirit of greetings
among returning members. Custom
decreed that the upper house should
adjourn Immediately after meeting to
day, out of respect for the memory of
the vice president; and in contempla
tion of this, senators were early in
WORK IS MIXED.
The outline of the winter's work
seemed inextricably mixed, as senators
and congressmen met in friendly con-1
ferences, with the prospect of tariff !
revision In the special session that is
to assemble under President Wilson '
next spring. In the senate republican ! 1 nion Pacific has suppressed competi
leaders were slow to admit the certain-' tion between the systems and has ef
ty of democratic control on all tariff ' fected a combination in restraint of
problems, even with the great increase
in membership that is to come with
the new congress.
The reassembling of the house drew
together a host or men, long pronn-
Identified with republican affairs j
in that body to whom the elections
had brought political disaster. Among
them were Nicholas Longworth of
Ohio, John Dalzell of Pennsylvania,
Ebenezer J. Hill of Connecticut and
John A. Needham of California, all
members of the powerful ways and
means committee, and leaders in ad-
vocacy and defense of republican j
nf tfc an-mllpri "nM rennMixan
Kuard." the force tha- sunoorted and
framed the Payne-Aldrich tariff law ;
In the opeuing of President Taft's ;
Rcprese-ntatives Olmsted of Pennsyl
reinaiu on the ways and means com
mifee after March 4, Representative
Payne of New York and Representa
tive Fordney of Michigan.
AS TO PROtiRKSSIVK INFLIECE.
In the ranks of the "last termers
fieprt seuiauves .ietunia,
Representative Norris of Nebraska. !
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4iv 49 nuuu lu c tT i u j iuc Dcuatr; ,
KvprvbenUttive Olmsted of Pennsyl-
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republicans who were not candidates ;
for reelection and Representative
( rurapacker. whose defeat in Indiana ,
gave the democ.rau a solid delegation j
from that state for the next sessioD
e extent 01 progressive innuence ,
in the winter session is the subject ;
of general gossip at bo?h ends of the j
capitol. Of the strong Insurgent re
publican element in the house, which
has voted with the democrats upon
tariff measures during the last two
years, many will wind up their service
with this session. In the Kansas dele-
j al10"- V1ftor Murdock was the only
so-called insurgent to return to his
s,'a' toda' vlta a titIe for two more
. i" .- .f , S
and Jackson, all comparatively new
members, w eut down before democratic
' Opponen t S.
The president's message Is usually
the most important business on the
reassembling of congress. But as the
first day is marked by so much hustle
and confusion of returning senators
and members, with their exchange
of greetings, the delivery of the mes
sage to congress, and Its formal read
ing to both houses, usually goes over
to tbe second day. This will doubt
less be the procedure this year, so
that the receipt and reading of the
message will go over until tomorrow.
FOR EGYPT IS ARRANGED
Geneva, Dec. 2. The Egyptian repre
sentative of the Swiss Popular bank,
one of the largest financial institutions
in Switzerland, telegraphs from Cairo:
"It Is conceded in official circles here!
that & British protectorate over Egypt
has been definitely decided on
and It Is understood it Is to be pro
claimed in January. This step by the
j British government will affect business
Officer Is Held.
Bloom ington. 111, Dec. 2. After lin
gering since Sept, 3 from a gunshot
wound inflicted by Clinton Hovlous, a
policeman, Frank Todd, former chief
oi uie 5ioonr'ngton nre aepartment,
died last evening and Hovious is held
j on a first de;re murder charge,
Union and Southern Pa
cific Roads Are Or
dered to Dissolve.
FORMER A STOCK BUYER
Systems Engaged in a Competi
tive Business Prior to
Washington, Dec. 2. The supreme
court today In an opinion announced
by Justice Day held that the Union
Pacific Railroad company, by acquisi
tion of stock In the Southern Pacific,
had effected a combination in viola
tion of the Sherman anti-trust law.
Justice Day, In reading the opinion,
ir.dicated the court would enter a de
cree to dissolve the combination and
also an injunction to prevent the
Union Pacific from voting the South
ern Pacific stock.
In announcing the opinion, Justice,
Day said: "This court has reached the
decision that the Union Pacific and
Southern Pacific systems, prior to the
stock purchase, were competitors en
gaged in Interstate commerce, acting
independently as to a large amount of
8,icb carrying trade, and that since
the acquisition of the stock in ques- j
tIOE the dominating power of the ,
; interstate commerce within the pro
hibitions of that act.
TO K.XJOI'V STOCK VOTE.
"In order to enforce the statute the
court is required to forbid the doing
in future of acts like those which are
found to have been done in violation
thereof and to enter a decree which
will ecectua'ly dissolve the combina
tion found to exist in violation of the
"The decree should provide an in-
J"" against me ngnt to vote tnis
Biolk while in the ownership or con-
tro1 of tne Union Pacific company, j
and should provide an injunction J
ufettiubi pajm&nt ot aiviaenris unon
u,aiusi paymani ot aiviaends
8uch 8tock hile thus held, except
to a receivpr to be appointed by the
'.' 1 . wu,tu bual1 conect ana noia ;
! st'Ch dividends until disDosed of bv
decree of the court.
I COMBINATION MI ST DISSOLVE.
i "As the court below dismissed the
! government's bill it was unnecessary
j there to consider the disposition of
the shares of stocks acquired by" the
lu,,ion Pacific company, which acquisi-I
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tion. we hold, constituted an unlawful
rdmttinatinn In vlAlnttnn V, :
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trust act. In order to effectually con-
I elude the operating force of the com- j
; bination such disposition should be !
made subject to approval and decree;
of this court and an ,an for ,
,Uon of ms BtQck mu(jt bg 6uch
as to effectually d,BBolve an uniawfu, !
combination thus created.
..The court shall OTOC- lnnn tho
presenting of any Dlan
to hear the i
Eovernment and dfndantH nnH moi-
bring in any additional Darties whose
presence may be necessary to a final
disposition of the stock in conform-1
itv tn th vl- heroin crnrocooH
The court instructed the circuit
court to retain its jurisdiction to see
that the decree above outlined is made
DECISION AFFECTS MARKET.
New York, Dec. 2. Union Pacific
: dropped two and one-hall and South-1
c., , . . i mm jacs . rosuy, ms companion,
Pacific two points when news was i F ascended the tri-countv fair in
received of the government's victory ;rane ascended the tri-county fai r in
la the merger suit. Other active ,8.ProSre6S hverf- h divld-
ln sympathy. Strong
support was accorded the Harriman
aa th Warri,,;
tocitoa ond thAV crmn t-q tnoHnr.
n th t-r norf f thl icoc
Southern Pacific collateral four per
cent bonas rose six and three-quarter
''v, VK tn , ,
Omaha, Neb, Dec. 2. That many
other lines. Including such railroads
as the Pennsylvania, Rock ,8landi
vnrv r.ntri nA
be affected by todays decision of the !
supreme court is the general belief
at Union Pacific headquarters. On?
of the officials said the road would '
have the advantage of be4ng ahead
in knowing what was In store for it.
FOR YEAR'S WORK
Washington, Dec. 2. Estimate ag
gregating $57,000,000 for improve
ments in river and harbor works
throughout the country the next fiscal
year were submitted to congress to
day. This is $16,000,000 greater than
day. This is $16,000,000 greater than
the appropriation of last year. Esti-
tne appropriation ot last year, t-sti-
t mates for improvement include:
J Mississippi river, bead of passes to
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Although there will be little tl rre for anything save appropriation bills at the snort congress session, hun
dreds of bills will be introduced by anxious congressmen who want to make a showing before their constituents.
$6,000,000; Missouri river
t Minneapolis, $1,500,000; southwest
Illinois-Chicago harbor, $250,000.
Illinois river, $150,000.
A HAUL AT ALPHA
Three Busies Houses Bobbed!
Sunday Nights-Town Offers
$50 Reward -for Capture.
(Special to The Argus.
Alpha, 111., Dec. 2. Burglars last
night visited this village, entered three
business places, took several hundred
dollars in cash and negotiable paper j
ana escapea witnout alarming any or j
At Hawley & Sexton's hardware
store the safe was blown and $300 se
cured; at the Earl Knox furniture
store $60 in cash and $500 in notes
were taken, and at the Cederberg res
taurant the robbers carried off $4 in
nioney and several boxes of candy
tio tnan c,th.-;t iQQ v,o,-
The town authorities have offered
a reward of $50 for the apprehension
of the burglars.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 2. Richard
Frayne, an aeronaut, fell 2,000 feet
here yesterday afternoon and was in
818 Dtl' kllled- hree thousand people
witnessed the accident.
The aeronaut was thrown from hia
seat in the parachute Immediately af
ter he cut loose from the balloon.
I'is body landed in the driveway ot
the Evergreen cemetery near here.
Physicians said-nearly every bone in
h!s body was broken.
; uai yai&LuuieB aii&i.iiru LU Llie Utxl'
, ... n ...
loon- rosoy nrst severea nis para
chute from the baloon. A moment
later he 8aw Frayne'B body dash past
of the tragedy said
i FmvTm'ii nflraf.hutA nrwiriMl Biiroaafn1-
' lj, and, it is believed, his fall was
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6uto h faiIuref , p ace his han3s
; m the safety wT.stlets, the momentary
: ht'tlD8 of sceut upon the openin
of the parachute hurling him from bis
Edison Not Inventor.
Washington, Dec. 2. Thomas Edi
son was held not to have been an in
vtntor of moving picture films by the
court of appeals for the District of
Columbia. The court held Edison's
work In development motion pictures
lies solely in camera apparatus.
Divine Sarah in Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 2. Sarah Bernhardt
was escorted from the railroad station
to her hotel by mounted police on
her arrival from Paris today. A pro
cession of automobiles followed the
Texas Postmaster Quits.
Washington, Dec. 2. President
Taft has appointed George F.- Rock-
hcld postmaster at Dallas, Tex, to;
j succeed Sloan Simpson,
j stood Simpson resigned
succeed Sloan Simpson. It is under-
j stood Simpson resigned. He is saia
: to have been a supporter of Roose -
vet and a friend of Colonel Cecil Lyon. I
READY FOR THE HOPPER
NEW MAP OF
IS IN WING
London, Dec. 2. The work of chart
ing a new map of what hitherto has
been European Turkey will begin im
mediately after the signing of an arm
istice by the plenipotentiaries of Tur
key and the Balkan allies tomorrow.
While no adjustment of the Austro
Servian dispute is vet visible, rela-
tions bewe-n St. Petersburg and Vi
cnna are more cordial, tl is thought
Servia will secure
a small mercant ile
port, on the Adriatic sea connected
with. Servia by railroad.
Berlin, Dec. 2. Imperial Chancellor
Bethmann-Hollweg today uttered a
plain warning to Russia that in case
hostilities should arise out of the Aus-tro-Servian
difficulties Germany would
draw her sword to assist her allies,
Austria-Hungary and Italy. He made
the declaration in the course of a
speech in the riechstag, discussing the
Berlin, Dec. 2. Bulgarians alone
lost 10,000 killed and 60,000 wounded
since the beginning of the war. A
correspondent of the Tageblatt. de
clares he saw- the official figures at the
Eulgarian war office.
Paris, Dec. 2. Since the Ottoman
capital has been threatened by the al
lies many educated women belonging
to harems and Turkish personages of
high rank have taken advantage or un
settled conditions to escape to west
ern Europe. Those arriving at Mar
seilles, Zurich, Geneva, and Paris pos
sess little money, but much jewelry
and fine silks.
CROOKS CLEAN UP
TOWN IN ILLINOIS
Dixon, Ul Dec. 2. Burglars got
away with several hundred dollars'
worth of loot at Manlius Saturday
night, when they robbsd the Chicago
and Northwestern depot, Maurice
Smith's hardware store, and Melvin's j
grocery store. i
Sterling, 111., Dec. 2. The postoffice
at Nelson, four miles east, of her, was .
burglarized Sunday night. The
was blown and $100 in cash
stamps was taken.
4 NEW BISHOPS
BY POPE TODAY
Rome, Pec. 2. The pope today offiri
ally announced the appointment ol the
following American prelates;
Rt. Rev. Dei;nis J. O'Connell, bifhrp
of Richmond; Rt. Rev. Patrick A. Mt-
Govern, bishop of Cbeyenn-.; Rt. Ri.v.
j Aus in Dow ling, bishop of Des MoL.e
; ana Kev. r.awara J. Hanna, auxiliary
; b'sacp of San Franoitco
A consistory was held fcy the pope to-
day, at which the red hat was placed
on the heads of several prelates, who,
with Archbishop Farley of New Vork
and Archbishop O'Connell of Boston,
were Nov. 27, 1911, designated cardin
als. Several hundred Americans were
present at today's ceremony. The pope
looked well and his voice was quite
OVER BILLION TO
Washington, Dec. 2. It will cost
$823,415,000 to conduct the affairs of
the government the next fiscal year,
according to estimates submitted to
day. This amount, which, does not In
clude the postal service, which is ex
pected to be self-supporting, is an in-
. .. - 7o r," 1 AiA . U . . l
" ; ul i" wwum i-
anons or uie present years, lit mis
increase $28,312,000 appears in the nar
val estimates. Another two million or
more of the total increase Is shown
in the estimates for pensions. Esti
mates forecast another billion dollar
session of congress, for, in addition
to $823,415,000, which is the total es
timated for the postmaster general's
estimate is $281,791,000. This will be
supplied out of the postal revenue and
w ill bring the total to more than $1,-
Just how these estimates will fare
at the hands of the democratic major
! ity in the house is a subject of con
General furnishing up of the White
house for Wilson is contemplated by
estimates for new roofs on the east
and west wings of the executive man
sion and $11,000 for re-decorating the
east room, red room and blue room,
where the official presidential recep
tions are held.
WHOLESALE BRIBERY IN A
CAMPAIGN IS ALLEGED
Steubenville, Ohio, Dec. 2. Investi
gation of charges of wholesale bribery
in the recent campaign' in Jefferson
county was commenced today by a
special grand Jury. '
Some of the most prominent politi
cians and "workers" in the county
have been summoned before the jury.
Ingleson End Duties.
When the last state case was dispos
ed of in the police court Saturday, and
the judge had closed his docket with a
decisive bang. Assistant State's Attor
ney Peter R. Ingleson, the "little giant",
of the justice shops, terminated his offi
cial services. Ingleson was named as
assistant by L. M. Magill to fill the va
cancy caused by the resignation of
George C. Wenger, and for the pant
eight months has made a creditable
Minot, N. D. Loyd Carter, aged 11,
end William Carter, aged 9, were play
i'.g on ice on the Mouse river, when
tbe Ice broke and both were drowned.
Wa.sL.ngton. Members of the Na-
tional Geographic society saw in mo-'
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t;on pictures, photographed in natural;
it, i .
cc. ore, typical Panama canal construe- .
M. Chester, retired, tell of the '
Los Acgeles. Ralph Whitehouse. a
rrtl estate dealer, was killed and two
crcpanions were hurt in a collision
of an automobile with an electric car.
Mte. Rena Glenn and seven others
were injured in a collision between
FOUR GO FREE
Attorney Dismisses as to
Davis, Benson, Car
NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE
Government Rests in Prosecu
tion at Indianapolis
Defense Is Begun.
Indianapolis, Dec. 2. With the an
nouncement that the government had
rested its case, District Attorney Mil
ler moved the dismissal of four of
t.e 45 defendants in the "dynamite"
cases on the grouud that charges
against them had not been proven.
Those discharged are:
WILLIAM K. BENSON, former
president of the Detroit Federation of
MOULTON II. DAVIS, former mem
ber of the executive board of the In
ternational Association of Structural'
JOHN R. CARROLL, former official
of the local Iron Workers' union.
SPURGEON MEADOWS, business
agent of the local council of Inter
national Brotherhood of Carpenters
The government said the release of
these defendants did not affect the
merits of the remaining cases.
Miller, addressing the court, said:
We have concluded that while Car
roll, Benson and Meadows had guilty
knowledge of the conspiracy to ille
gally transport explosives, the evi
dence was not conclusive."
Motions by the defense for dismis
sal of several other defendants were
"At the end of the trial I will listen
to motions as to a few more defend
ants, bnt these motions will not be pn-tertained-
now," said' Judge "Anderson.
RYAN FIRST 'WITNESS.
President Ryan of the Iron Work
ers was then called as the first witness
ness for the defense. Ryan is charged
with promoting the dynamite conspir
acy by writing letters as president of
the Iron Workers' union and by ap
propriating as an executive board
member money with which John J.
McNamara bought explosives.
Herbert Hockin, named by witness
es as the man who organized the Mc
Namara "dynamite crew" and later be
came a spy In the ranks of the union
against McManigal and others, today
resigned as secretary-treasurer of thu
International Iron Workers. John E.
McClory of Cleveland was appointed
his successor. 1
Chicago, Dec. 2. Several hundred
democratic offlceseekers crowded the
corridors of the city hall and county
building before daylight this morning
as a preliminary to the newly elected
officials assuming their duties today.
An extra force of bailiffs was necessary
to maintain order. For the first, time
in several years the democrats control
practically all city and county offices.
Municipal Bailiff Cermak has more
than a hundred positions to fill and
more than a thousand democrats have
applied for the places.
JACK JOHNSON DECLARES
HE'LL WED CAMERON GIRL
Chicago, Dec. 2. Jack Johnson to
day said he would marry Miss Lucilo
Cameron before the end of the week.
ALBERT K. SMILEY DIES
IN CALIFORNIA; AGED 85
Rerllands, Cal.. Dec. 2 Albert K.
85, founder of the Iake Mo-
henk conference on Indians and other
dependent peoples, died today. .Mrs.
Smiley is ill and Is not expected to'
survive more than a few hours.
CITY TAKES S60
IN LUDEWIG CASE
Dr. W .H. I.i'dewig today paid to the
, city of Rock island $fi0 to cover ths
da-nae caused when his automobile
nn j- t , . t ,, . ,.,
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drawing 'he hose wagon of fire com-
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pany No. 2, at a result of which both
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horses were ho badly Injured that they
were for some weeks Incapacitated for
duty. The settlement was reaf hed at
a conference between the itcwfr md
: Commissioner Archie Hart. Mr. Hart
stated that the veterinarian's bill was
$35, and that $25 would pay for the
shire of horses that were used while the
two injured ones were laid up. Both
' animals have fully recovered from their