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SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR. NO. 43.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1912. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RGUS. HOI EDIIli
Protection of Law Extend
ed to Workers in Navy
ARE ALL SKILLED MEN
Eili to Prohibit Sending of
Campaign Cash From One
State to Another.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne,
Generally fair tonight and Sunday,
colder Sunday. The lowest tempera
ture tonight will be about 25 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 23. Highest
yetterday 29, lowest last night 18.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. nine .
miles per hour.
Precipitation none. !
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 6S, at
7 a. m. 80.
Stage of water 3.2 a rise of .2 ia
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Pnn sets 4:33. rises 7:12. Evening
Ktars: Mercury. Venus. Jupiter. Saturn
Morning star: Mar".
9 LEADERS GET
Hold Work Planned at St. Louis
Only for Benefit of
Hadiey in National Capi
tal to Talk With Sen
I Washington, Dec. 7. Army engin
jeers in reports u congress yesterday i GoVemOr of PennSVlvania
One of New Owners;
HIS LAST REPORT
Secretary of Agriculture Shows
Wonderful Progress of
Farmer in 16 Years.
rivr opposite St.
WuHhing'on. D r. 7. Mor than 20,
oo fckill''il workers in the navy yards
of the 1'nii'ri States today were placed
under tli"' projection of civil service j
by Pres-id' tit laft. The president's or- j
dT was issued with the approval of j
the civil service commission and in ac
cordance w!:h ft it opinion of ACorney i
No navy nrd employe below the'
f.r.de of skiiU-d mechanics will be I
affected by Taft's order. It is paid'
the order will not displace any era-
J lo es.
II.IIT ll W.W IIF. .
S'-nator Clnpp today introduced a bill
to prohibit jji nd:ng campaign funds
from on'1 Kate to another to aid cam- i
Jiaigim for president, vice president,
senators or r presciitatives. t'lapp de-
I.ondon, Dec. 7. Suffrageta put .
John Redmond, leader of the Irish !
I nationalist party, to torment this af
' ternoon at a home rule demonstration
! at Dalston, northeast of London. For
ja half hour Redmond watched forcible
: e- iction from the hall of his disturb
ers, whose interruptions and desper-
i at resislance to ushers caused a rap
id succession of rough and tumble
scenes of most rowdy description. Men
end women were thrown bodily out of
the hall. Among the men wen' some
clergymen 'who had protested against
tue rough handling of women.
disapproved of plans
Louis and the Des Moines river.
Lieutenant Colonel K C. Potter, re
porting upou a survey of the Missis
sippi oppesite St. Louis, between Cab
aret and Arsenal islands, with a view
to providing a suitable channel, es
timated it would ccst $1,000,000 to 're
vet the bank and $10,000 annually to
maintain the improvement. He con
cluded, and the war department
agreed, that the project was not wor
thy of approval by the federal govern
ment. The report states the govern
ment has spent, considerable money in
protecting the locality Indicated, with
the result that land was reclaimed,
and should not be expected to provide
i tor the protection otthe bank a sec
Washington, Dec. 7. Governor Kad-jond time for the benefit of the land
loy of Missouri conferred today with i owners.
it is Said.
Probable Convention Will Be
Held Next Year to Reor
ganize the G. 0. P-
BALFOUR IS ASSOCIATE
Former Wins Fame Years
Ago as- a Pitcher for the
ST. JAMES IS
lette on plans for reorganization of;
the republican party. It became know n j
today that practically all republican
The engineers reported that the im
provement of the Des Moines river in
Iowa and Missouri "as an indepen-
Phlladelphla, Pa., Dec. 7 It Is ru
mored Governor Tener of Pennsylva
nia and Robert Balfour, a Philadelphia
capitalist, have purchased the Phila
delphia National league club. The ru-
WHY DOES THE MAN RUN?
KIRBY, ACCUSED CHICAGO
BANKER, IS IN COLLAPSE
Chicago. Dec. 7. Dr. V. T. Kirby,
who. with his wife, has been before
Federal Judge I.ndis several weeks
flared t lie l:iw would prevent dunip-;n a charge 0f contempt of ourt re
lng" nr. at sums of ni"il..y into outly-' ,ltin from faiiUre to produce $20,ono
ea'.thy communities likeof i,.,,OKits of the defunct Kirby Sav
ing fitate-. !.
ru niti:ini: i incoi.x ikimk.
It. ir setita' ive Johnson introduced a
bill uutlr r..li: the government to take
over the farm homestead in Kentucky
v h re A I ! ;i 1 1 n m Uncoln was born.
MONEY FOR JANE ADDAMS
iims bank, collapsed today in the office
of his attorney. He was weak and
ihtvour and complained of being ill.
He was revived by medical treatment.
His attorney declared his client would
not be able to appear in court for sev
FAST PASSENGER TRAINS
IN A HEADON COLLISION
I'oyll, Okla., Doc. 7. A. headon col
lision early today of the California
Limited and the Kansas City Meteor,
mum io rein! He. $1.01.10 to the I'hila- fast pabsen gpr trams on 1 h e s-1 Uojj ii a
('.. lphm Society for the Prevention offK Kalf"FrTc'cIco railroad, five pas-
('nie'.ty t.i Animals. '
Eastern Man, Interested In Uplift
Wcrk. Gives Away $7,OC0.
I'hiiaiioipln.'i. Dec. 7. James W.
'i'oo'ej, a I'MMiiehs man, who advocat
ed place al uplift work, willed small
each to the j singers were reported injured. Sev
Home and the;ral cars were demolished.
l.'hxal 'nit ure society Bnrl the rest
(I i" of a $7,000 estute to Miss Jane Ad- j
'.ir,.t of Hull limine, Chicago, "for the
lei cue and relief of fallen women in
N. w York. Philadelphia and Chicago."
lie died last u.-ik and his will was
probated today, j
THREE THOUSAND MEN ON
ENGLISH ROAD ON STRIKE
London. Dec. 7. A great strike was
rb.luitd toda by locomoive eiitrt
irr of the Northeastern railroad, lie
cause one of the ngineers engaged on
the main line, owing to conviction for
drunkenness while tiff duty, was reduc
ed to running n pilot engine. The
union demanded bis immediate rein
H.ileinont to his old position, and as it
van no: granted. 3.000 engineers struck,
BARGE STEAMER IN PORT
AFTER PERILOUS VOYAGE
Chicago, Dec. 7. The steam barge1
Arimia, for whose safety some anxi-;
'v was felt, reached Chicago today af-j
tiT a perilous trip from Midland, Ont.j
The boat was 60 hours overdue. j
Duluth, Dec. 7. The steamer Eas
tnn. freed from the rocks last nigh',
l-i expected to arrive at Duluth late'
teduy. The steamer was only slight-'
lv damaged and was able to proceed
t.n'er its own steam. i
To Deport Anarcnist.
San Francisco. Cal., Dot-. 7. Recog
nized as an anarchist of internal ion-il
notoriety, Kdward Lagzbin, a hunch
back, time feet tall, will be deported
on the F'rerigtli of information today
from Washington. Lagzbin arrived a
fortnight ago from the orient. He was
sentenced to Siberia as a Nihilist
conspirator, but escap"d.
Hurt in Fall In Opium Raid.
New York, Dee. 7. Opium valued at
$.r.ooo to $10,000 was seized in a raid
in Chinatown made by federal officers j
todi'y. A Chinese laundry man fell j
throe stories ou'; of a window and was,
seriously hurt. Two Chinese were ar-1
Pigeon Flies to England.
Montreal. Dec. 7. Ernest Robinson
of West mount received word today
that a pigeon he imported and which
escaped, has returnej to England.
Apparently it took 12 days for the
Oh, because about 11,000 office seeke rs are after him.
governors at the Richmond conference ' dent proposition in the matter ap-! mor Is denied by former President Fo
had discussed informally reorganiza-': parent ly desired by the interests con- j gel, who says he holds an option on
Con of the party.
William H. Grace of
I Hadiey spent an hour on the floor of
the setia'e today. He discussed plans
' with the republican senators. He talk
i ed with regular and progressive repub
. lieans and allowed it to be known he
! is in hearty accord with the proposi
' tion to hold a convention next year for
oerncd is not deemed advisable at shares of the company owning the club,
the present time, and as congress has Tener won fame years ago as a pitch-
Needle in Bed Causes Suit.
New Orleans. Dec. 7. Alleging a
rusty no-die in a bed penetrated his
i:roln. necessitating an operation. W.
M Lishkoff sued A. Monteleone pro- Kansa8 citv Mo.Without the as.
Vrietor of the Monteleone hotel, for pi&,alKe wf a law Mr3 Luc Tim.
$M.. daman s. Lischkoft was once a , mond9f a wWow couducu.d and W-0Q
f west at the hotel. . R n v hk.h sh(k w&8 tQe defendant
' in the circuit court here. "Justice ob-
ronnced that he w Ul introduce a bili ; f onsidt Tation of various reforms, m
at the next session of the bisla'ure eluding curtailment of representation
t. preent the intermarriage of ne-'. from southern states in the national
groes and whites in this state. The tonv, ntion
Johnson-Cameron wedding in Chicago, . .
caused the senator's statement. ! The republican conference and 12
i rt publican governor w ill have a "re-
iiot authorized the consideration of
the larger subject of a general scheme
of improvement of internal water
ways no opinion is expressed on that
phase of the subject."
Colonel Rurr says that the Des
Moines Power company desires to con
struct 14 dams in the river. This
would require congressional authoriza
tion. Representative McKinney yesterday
introduced a bill to extend the time
for building the dam across Rock riv
' f-r, which congress authorized
some time ago, from one to Uiree and
er for the Chicago Nationals.
Charles P. Taft is said to be the own
er of the Philadelphia club and grounds.
ON SALE AT SO MUCH PER
Brussels, Dec. 7. A great scandal
in connection with foreign decora
tions was brought to light today. Num
erous demands for authorization to
wear the grand cordon and double dra
gon of China aroused suspicions at
organization" conference late today. a na'r 'ears-
Those to attend are Deneen, Illinois; j
C. rroll. Iowa; Eberhardt, Minnesota; I
Mine Manager Ends Life.
ColllnsviUe, 111.. IVc. 7. Caleb Da
vis. 70 years old, a mine manager,
oiumitted suicide today in the base
ment of the home of his divorced wife
by drinking poison.
EGGS FALL TO 19
CENTS IN CHICAGO
Dumping of Supply of Cold
Storage Variety on Market
tamed without a lawyer is cheaper
and speedier," she
b ft the court room.
Hi-dley. Missouri; McGovern, Wiscon
sin; Pehnewell. Deleware; Goldsbor
ocgh, Maryland; Oddie. Nevada; Ten-
declared as she i er, Pennsylvania; essey, tutn
' Dakota; Spry, I'tah, and Glasscock,
: est Virginia.
Kalaniazoo. Mich. James Casey, I takt ibues i.f.gisi.ation.
aged 60, an insane man for whom the j Governors of more than 20 states
sheriff's force had been searching, was j moved on to Washington today from
struck by a car of the Michigan Unit-1 Richmond to become "White house
e! Railway company and was uncon- luncheon gue6ts of President and Mrs.
Dies With Joy at Seeing Wife.
Evansville, Ind., Dec. 7. While ex
pressing bis joy over the return of his
wife from a visit today Harrison
Keith, aged 71 years, was seized with
heart disease and dropped dead. He
had met Mrs. Keith at a railway
Washington, Dec 7. After 16 years,
a record of service In the cabinet.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson sub
mitted yesterday to President Taft the
last annual report he will make as
head of the United States department
of agriculture. The report is more
than a review of the past year's
w-ork; it contains summary of the ag
ricultural advance of the country dur
ing the venerable secretary's term of
"The record of 16 years has been
written." he says. "It begins with a
yearly farm production of $4,000,000,-
000 and ends with $9,532,000,000. Six
teen years ago, the farmer was a Joke
of the caricaturist; now he is like the
stone that was rejected by the builder
and has become the head stone of the
corner." The tillers of the soil were
burdened with debts he adds, "but
prosperity followed and grew with
unexrmp'.ed speed. Beginnings have
been made in a production per acre
increasing faster than the natural In
crease of population. There has been
an unlift of agriculture and of country
"During the past 16 years the farm
er has steadily increased the wealth
production year by year, with the ex
ception of 1911. During the 16 years
the farmers' wealth production in
creased 14 per cent.
"Most productive of all agricultural
years in the .country has been 1912.
The earth has produced its greatest
annual dividend. The sun and the
rain and the fertility of the soil
hooded not the human controversies,
but kept on working In cooperation
with the farmers' efforts to utilize
them. The prices at the farm are gen
erally profitable and will continue the
prosperity that fanners have enjoyed
In recent years. The total production
of farm wealth is the highest yet
reached by half a billion dollars. The
grand total for 1912 is e6timated"to be
$9,532,000,000. This Is more than
twice the value of the farm wealth In
More than $105,000,000,000 Is the
grand total of farm wealth production,
the report says, during the past 16
years, an amount equal to about three-
quarters of the present national
The most effective move toward re
duced cost of living is the production
of greater crops, says the secretary.
and this move, he declares, is due to
the work of the department of agricul
tural colleges and experiment stations
and to the hedp of the press In publish
ing every movement to help the far
mers. The nation, he adds, forgot its
farmers In the general scheme of edu
cation of past years and few philan
thropists thought of them when giving
for education, but they are waking up
and thinking for themselves and co
press' has been good to them.
The secretary first takes up the
work of the various bureaus of his de
partment in the past year and the"n
tells of the growth in some instances
from their foundation, of these bur
eaus during the time he has been head
of the department. He praises highly
the experts who have worked under
"The great and growing movement
carried on by the department for ag
ricultural betterment," he declares
"has not been sustained solely by one
man not by a few men. A choice corps
of scholarly experts in their special
lines of endeavor has been growing in
membership, in breadth of view, and
in the practical application of their
"The department is prepared to con
tinue and increase its public service.
; During 16 years it has progressed
! from the kindergarten through the
primary, middle and upper grades of
j development until now it has a thous-
tnd tongues that speak with author
I From a department, with 2,444 em
ployes in 1897 and an appropriation of
, $3,272,902, it has increased to 13,858
Historic Palace in London
Chosen for Sittings of
GREEK FLEET IS BUSY
Six Warships Are Sighted Off
Entrance to Dardanelles
London, Dec. 7. The government
has placed the historic St. James pal
ace at the disposal of peace plenipo
tentiaries for the purpose of holding
A report published this morr.ing
says Greece will enter into separata
peece negotiations with Turkey, prob
acy at lenna. So far Greece has
not officially agreed to the terms of
Constantinople, Dec. 7. It is official
ly admitted today that over a thousand
cases of cholera have occurred In th
native quarters of the Turkish capital
in the past 20 days, half of them fatal.
-he total, however. Is believed to be
much below the real figures.
t-HEKK MOVE! MVSTIFIF.it.
Sedil Bahr, Dardanelles, Dec. 7. A
Greek squadron, composed of six war
ships, was sighted off the entrance to
the straits at 3:30 this afternoon.
A number of vessels of the Turkish
fleet are concentrated In the darda-
nelles ready for action.
The Intentions of the Greeks are
The straits are believed strewn with
mines. It was reported a few days
ago that 40 Greek transports and Bul
garian and Greek troops were on the
way to the gulf of Sarcs. Whether
the Greek squadron was escorting
ttansports was not known.
FOR FARM FLOODS
La Salle. III., Dec. 7. The Banitary
d'strict of Chicago must pay damages
for Inundation of farm lands in the
Illinois valley. The La Salle County
Carbon Coal company was awarded
damages of $35,000 against the district
company on claimed damage to 610
acres. Scores of similar cases are on
the dockets of La Salle and Bureau
the Belgian foreign office. Inquiries
showed the decorations were stolen ! employes at the beginning of the pres
scious w hen found. He died just as he
was being placed in a police ambu-
Dover, Del. Articles of incorpora
tion were filed here for the Univer
sal Sales company of Chicago, 111., to
manufacture, sell and deal in all kinds
of products pertaining to the hardware
implement trade. Incorporators: R.
Bovee, E. C. Lancaster, Chicago,
and A. A. Brown, Denver, Colo.
('biir.o. Dec. 7. Another avalanche
of cold storage i'i'l'i was thrown on
t!" market todav and the price j
tin ;i-d frmn to 13 cents a dozen. I-ansing. Mich. The first complete
v ::o!n-.. This was in addition to a f':urS on the presidential vote in Mi-
. .u.e if 'wo cents v.sterdav when cn-.gan give Koseveii, iin.uii; lail
Wilson. 130.731: Debs, 23.311;
while the socialist-la-
!: orer.i d esterday there were bor electors were accorded 1.252. The
1 ";i,im ii ,a.es of gs ins storage, se cretary of state said the figures,
T'ansf.i! ii, at ion of the butter and e;ir while not official, were an accurate
I . rd a'l c;ien r.isrk.M is said to forecast of the ofli.nai resets to h? an-
i.ve prc.:;:.-;ei tie nvliing. . c.unced Tuesday.
i"r a bp.lf r.iiliion . giis were sold at j 152.244; WHsoe
h lis to speculator. When the mar- Chapin. S.S23.
Tuft and participate in a special con
ftence on rural credits and farmers' (
co-operative banks. Taft is deeply in-i
te rested in the subject. ;
Taft in a speech to 26 governors
today urged the adoption of uniform
state legislation to make possib'e the 1
adoption of a system of rural credits ,
and low interest bearing loans to
TO ATTRACT YOOG MEN.
"There is no subject," continued the
president, "of greater importance !
than the improvement of agricultural :
methods, the attraction of young meu ;
to farming as a lucrative profession :
and lowering the cost of producing'
agricultural .product and lowering ;
their prices to the consumers. '
A committee. Including McGovern .
of Wisconsin, was named to draft .
uniform rural credit. Ie5islat.cn 10 be ! 14 year-old
j recommended to the states. perished,
Schiff to Be Witness.
Washington, De-c. '7. Jacob H.
Schiff. the New York financier, will
be one of the first witnesses before
the house "money trust" investigation
committee next week.
from the Chinese legation in Ixmdon.
Further investigation revealed the
fact that widespread business in dec
orations has been carried on by a
man named Lazard, whoso arrest was
ordered. The concern has branches
in many different countries. Many
forged orders were found in one of the
METHODISTS WILL BUILD
ent fiscal year with an appropriation
this year of almost $25,000,000.
Whereas there are now 52,000 requests
every week for department publica
tions, there were but 500 in 1837; and
during this period 225,000,000 copies
have been distributed. In soil inves
tigation an area of 23,000 square
rnile-s, equal to that of Germany,
I France, Great Britain, Ireland and lta-
! ly, has been covered.
OSBORNE, MEMBER ELKS'
SUPREME LODGE, EXPIRES
Berlin, Wris., Dec. 7. Word was re
ceived today that O. B. OBborne, a
member of the supreme lodge of Elks
and widely known by business and
fraternal circles, died at sea yester
day on his way to Japan.
Fond du Lac, Wis., Dec. 7. Rev.
Sabin Halsey, for 42 years a Metho
dist minister and a widely known mem
ber of the Wisconsin conference, died
today at his homo in Oakfleld, Wis.,
aged 69 years.
Prairie du Chien, Wis., Dec. 7. Rev.
Stephen Dean Trant, for 40 years pas
tor of St. Patrick's congregation at
Racine, Wis., and a widely known Cath
olic priest, died hero today.
AUREBACH JURY VISITS
THE SCENE OF SHOOTING
Baldwin, Mich., Dec. 7. The jury
in the case of f). M. Aurebach, charged
with killing Harry Fisher, a Chicago
business man, on a hunting trip, visit
ed the scene of the shooting this morn
ing. It is thought the jury will re
tire to consider a verdict before night.
FATHER AND GIRL
PERISH EN A FIRE
New York Lawyer Burned
Death After Rescuing
Wife and Son.
New York, Dec. 7. Melville B. Men
dell, a lawyer, after rescuing his wife
and son from their burning home in
the borough of Queens this morning.
Ir-st his life in an attempt to save his I vancement
daughter. The girl also i charge of the movement
I Structure for Use of Students at Uni
versity of Illinois.
Urbana, III., Dec. 7. Illinois Meth-!
odists will spend $100,000 inside of i
jtwo years at the University of Illi
1 nr is in the erection of a building to
j be used as a social and religious cen
jter for Methodist students attending :
j the university. Already $2o,0oo has
been expended in the purchase of a
ilerge tract of land.
. i The projected buildings will contain
" , .PDa , . . V. 1 .- 1.11 . 1:1 1
a wi6c ooDcujutj nan, a iiuiarv, aii'j 1
a number of classrooms for courtes
in bible study. Thi3 will be in charge
ot a specially trained man.
There are more than 1,000 of Meth ,
cdist persuasion atterding the univer
sity and the main idea o.' he xr.oc.-
rernt is to establish a social center.
7he Methodist committee for the ad-
of education has taken
IS DAMAGED BY FLAMES
Princeton, N. J., Dec. 7. Wither-;
Epoon hall, one of the university's
iargest dormitories, was damaged $1,-'
50o by fire this morning. Students!
formed a bucket brigade and ought'
th. fire until arrival of firemen. President-elect
Wiison roomed in Wither
spoon hail during his undergraduate
"BRIDGIE" WEBBER GIVEN
MOVING ORDERS IN CUBA
Havana, Cuba, Dec. 7. "Bridgie"
Webber, one of the "informers" In the
Rosenthal murder trial, who arrived
liei Wednesday, departed today on
ihe same veBseil for New York. His
reason for leaving was he has been
threatened wi'h assassination if hs
remained in Cuba.
REFORMER HIT BY
UNION LABOR M AN
LOCAL MAN HONORED AT
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 7. At to
day's session of the National Society
for the Promotion of Industrial Edu
cation, the remarks cf Stewart Heed,
1 1 ITU CD AM prntitTCDrMnr a machinist union labor leader, or
LUIritnAiil LUnirtntlMlt: west Albany. N. Y.. created a senga
Springfield, Ohio, Dec. 7. Dr. ;tion. He told the delegates ihey
Charles G. Hecker. preside-nt of Wit- could expect to make some progress
tccberg college, was electsd president ! toward necessary reforms when they
of the Nationol Lutheran Educational ; took off their kid gloves and their
conference today. L. Larson of Augii3- accents, cut out seven-course dinners
tana college. Rock Isiand, 111., was ! and cultivated first acquaintances with
elected treasurer of the third Luther- U'e Torklng classes whose destinies
jDowell of Chicago is its chairman. j an student missionary conference. they were trying to direct.