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SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR NO. 49.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1912. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Mrs. Barnes Woman In
volved in Affair With
BOTH ARE IN HOSPITAL
Had Kept Company for Year
and Marriage Had Been
Pari. Der. 14 Further complica
tions have developed In the senBa'ion
al shooting nffair of Thursday night
In which Mrs. Barnes, an American
womim, and Walter Mu-mm, a well
known French sportsman, were prin
cipal. Mrs. Harries. It now turns out, was
shot fwlr. and badly wounded by
Milium before n;e shot him. Every
effort wan wade i.y he Mumm family
to Mippn-HH the it.formaMou.
Mis. Harries, who Is in a private
hospital here, is reported In a danger
According to one of the newspapers,
Mumm tinil Mrs. Karnes went about to
e h'T everywhere the punt year. Mrs.
Hurries believed Mumm about to marry
her Differences arose and Mumm de
dared his Intention to breaking the
acquaintance. This was Thursday night,
and the shooting followed.
TIIIK4 TO KXIT.I. 1IFH.
Mumm was able to leave the house
Uhoir assistance. He asked to be
driven to a hospital. He refused to
call the police. His brother, however,
requested that the police expel Mrs.
Hurries from France.
Henri Mumm. brother of the wound
ed man. said:
"In a III of Jealousy the 4tk4?-shot
Walter with a revolver, breaking his
collnr bone. His condition is not
ffravn. lKn't ask me anything more."
CANT I.OCATK WOMAN.
According t the police report, Munn
attacked the woman during a quarrel
an.' kicked her In the face and neck.
Whether lie fired has not yet been
ei.talillslied but she was badly injured.
Four doctors were called by servants
to attend her. An hour after Munn's
departure Mrs. Barnes drove off with
a man who was the sole witness of
file shooting and her cook. No trace
of I hem has been found by the police.
1; is believed she was driven to a
H i ttarluni
New York, Dec. 14. Mrs. Marie
Unrnes, involved In the Mumm shoot
ing. Is a native of Pennsylvania. In
I?!'1 she married George Creel, a nill
lmnaiie Chilean. She Instituted di
vorce proceedings against him lu
France last year, but there Is no record
hen' that a divorce was granted. The
woman's first husband was Henry
David Barnes of Baltimore, whom she
married at IS. Three years later she
obtained a divorce and liberal alimony
end took up resident In Europe. Her
maiden name was YanRenslmer.
NOT I IKK lit BIM.
I'altiniore. Dec. 14. Harry Barnes
leried he ever had been the husband
V Mrs. Marie Barnes. He admitted
tut acquaintanceship, but declared it
t ly casual.
EMEL1US FREE OF
Houlton. Me , Dec. 14. Rev. Charles
Ft '.elii.s. Mrs. Annie Jacobs and Edgar
J..i obson. charged witb murdering
Zi'gust Jacobson, husband of Annie,
t day were found not guilty.
Reward for Pope's Brother.
Turin. Dec. 14. The pope's brother,
A'lgelo Sarto. yesterday was awarded
$ by the Italian minister of posts
li recognition of long and faithful
icrvices to the postal department.
Count Is Completed.
Springfield. 111.. Dec. 14. The eta'e
canvassing board has completed its
canva.-s for members of the general
assembly and issued certificates to
t.eorne A Miller of the Twenty-third
iuiter:a! district and to D. H. Kirk
pi rick of the Fiftieth district.
60 REBEL BODIES
SWING ON TREES
Vexico ntv. Dec. 14. Sixty bodies
of ret. is Ua'ing from trees were
counted by persons traveling by road
ftenlay from Las Cruces to Teraas-1
cu'.'epec This is one of the resists'
of thv campaign against rebels by!
Colonel Kiveroll. '
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Uland, Davenport, Molina,
Increasing cloudiness tonight prob
ably becoming unsettled Sunday.
Warmer tonight with the lowest tem-pe-ature
Temperature at 7 a. m., 31. Highest
yesterday. 48, lowest last night, 30.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 5 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 60, at
7 . m., 89.
Stage of water, 3 feet, a rise of .7
in last 24 hours.
3. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon toaay iu nir" iuum.".i
Pun sets 4:34. rises 7:1S. Evening j
stars: Venus. Jupiter, Saturn. Morn
tng stars: Mars. Mercury.
FOOD LEAGUE TO
WIDEN ITS SGOPE
Philadelphia. Dec. 14. Officers o
the Housekeepers' league today an
nounced an intention of broadening the
scope of the activities. Offers from
farmers of Pennsylvania, Delaware,
Maryland and Virginia to supply the
league products other than eggs at
prices that will enable their distribu
tion at much less cost than charged
by retailers have been received. Pine?
the inauguration of The campaign for
lower prices the league has disposed of
540.OW dozens of ej,gs at 24 cents at
CO stations. Nexr week it will increase
the stations to 300.
LOSS OF $150,000
Pittsburgh, Doc. 14. Fire believed
of Incendiary origin destroyed 20
stables, warehouses and residences at
Braddock. a suburb, early today. Scores
of men, women and children were res
cued by firemen, a dozen of whom suf
fered slight Injuries. The loss is
Hamilton, Bermuda, Dec. 14. President-elect
Wilson sailed today for
N?w York aboard the Berrnudian. Wil
son put his own baggage on board the'
vessel. The Berrnudian was escorted'
down the harbor by British officials in
CAPTURE A SUSPECT
The Davenport police believe that
tbey have caught one of the gang of
crooks that has been operating in the
v st end of that city for the past two
weeks, with the nabbing of an Aus
trian, Nick Rellas by name, last even
ing Kellas, in company with another
Austrian, entered a downtown saloon
In Davenport last evening flashing a
roll of $hi0. The proprietor became
si spiclous and notified the police, who
succeeded in getting Kellas. When
searched the big roll and a number
of bogus checks were found.
Wahoo. Neb Chief of Police John
Briggs of South Omaha, charged with
the murder of Hoy Blunt, was acquit-,
ted yesterday. Blunt was held as host-j
age by three escaped convicts for
whom posses were searching and in a
battle young Blunt was killed.
Oakes, N. D. Mrs. R. A. Grleff was
adjudged insane and Bent to the state
hospital after she had giben her, three-year-old
child two grains of strychnine
and then cut its throat with a razor.
Mrs. Grleff admitted she intended to
kill three other children, whom she'
had locked in a room of the house.
Bvnvar A church theatre, to pre
sent a model standard of theatricals
for the adult members of the congre
gation and Instructive moving pictures
for the children, will be opened Dec.
:0. according to a statement issued
today by Father H. L. McMenamin of
the Cathedral of the Immaculate.
Reid Reported Improved.
Ir,don, Dec. 14. The condition of
Whitelaw Reid is now favorable, ac
cording to a bulletin this morning.
While the bulletins show optimism. It
is believed the ambassador is still in
a serious condition.
Goes to Scott's Relief.
Christ Church, New Zealand, Dec.
H The antarctic steamer, Terra
Nova Jailed from here today to the re
I ef of Captain Robert Scott's antarc
Washington; Dec. 14 Testimony on
aiich it is sought to impeach Judge1
A:chiald is expected to be ended to
lay. Next week will be taken up by I
U. S. Government Seeks
Dissolution of Alleged
CIVIL SUIT IS ENTERED
Makes Sweeping Charges of
Conspiracy to Control
Chicago, Dec. 14. The Elgin board
of trade, popularly known as the
"butter trust," and he American Asso
ciation of Creamery Butter manufac
turers were attacked by the federal
government in a civil anti-trust suit
filed here today for the dissolution of
Sweeping charges of a conspiracy to
fix arbitrarily me price of butter in
the interest of big manufacturers and
cold storage concerns and to the detri
ment of the farmer and other small
producers and the consuming public
were made by Attorney General Wick
ersham against the so-called trust,
which he would destroy as a viola
tion of the Sherman law.
Butter making has drifted to the
large manufacturers, the natural in
crease of the volume of business has
been curtailed and prices to the people
of the country enhanced, especially dur
ing the winter season, by the operations
of the "conspirators." according to
the government's posiion in equity.
Among the defendants are: Elgin
Board of Trade; Charles E. Potter,
Colvin. J. P. Mason, Elgin: A. O. Haw
ley, Jerseyville. 111.; American Asso-
iTtuir Of Crwmiei f nutter manufac
turers, (unincorporated) ; James A.
Walker, George L. McKay, W. Sherman
White, Chicago: William D. Hoard,
Fort Atkinson. Wis.; Samuel P. Wad
ley. Dubuque, Iowa; Arthur S. Han
ford. Sioux City, Iowa.
TO l'HKVET FIXING.
Other defendants reside in Minne
sota. Nebraska, Kansas. Missouri and
Indiana. Aside from the dissolution
of the -two organiza'ions the govern
ment seeks to enjoin the defendants
from apointing a price-fixing commit
tee; from fixing prices; from quoting
or publishing figures purporting to be
"market prices.'' unless based upon
bona fide sales of buter and from mak
ing fictious "wash sales" of butter to
mislead as to the actual price at which
butter is being sold.
NO RKCi.IRn FOR VAI.IF.S.
The price of butter fixed on the
Elgin exchange, the government main
tains, is not the result of free and open
competition regulated by actual bona
fide sales under the law of supply and
demand. The price-fixing committee
of the board is dominated and control
ed. It is alleged, by large butter manu
facturers, known as centralizers, and
by cold storage concerns.
This committee, the petition adds,
"has acted arbitrarily without any re
gard to actual values, and fixed prices
wholly in the interest of the conspira
tors." From May to August, when the bulk
of the country's supply is made, the
petition says, the large centralizing
concerns are buyers, rather than sell
ers, of butter, buying the surplus prod
uct and storing It for winter when
prices are enhanced.
ALL MEMBERS BOCWD.
Consequently, it is declared, the
prices fixed by the board during the
summer months has been almost in
variably below the price at which the,
product actually has been sold upon
the market, while during the winter
months the prices fixed have been
somewhat above the market and pri
vate sales. It is charged the American
Assoc iation of Creamery Butter Manu
facturers, composed of about 46 firms
and individuals, is used by the "con
spirators" to maintain seasonable dif
ferences in prices without regard fo
trade conditions or competition. All
members of the association are requir
ed, It is alleged, to use the price thus
established as a basis of their con
tracts for the purchase or sale of but
ter. SF.XD OCT AGENTS.
Before summer each year, the peti
tion continues, large centralizing con
cerns send representatives throughout
the butter producing area, contracting
with small manufacturers for the en
tire season's supply, at usually a half
cr one cen' higher than the Elgin
"If, therefore." the petition declares,
"the price fixed by the Elgin board
should fall below the real economic
price of butter, as fixed by the law of
supply and demand, the profit accru
ing from a corresponding drop in con
tract pries goes to the large ten ral
zers upon every pound which has been
It's reported that President Taft
he may accept after making a tour
FOUR PEOPLE IN
lAabott, .p"ortgal, Dec. 14. Famish
ed woives yesterday devoured four
persons In a neighborhood";village in
the province of Beira. Larjp packs
of starving animals come dawn the
gorges in the Serra Daesttrella,
whetrce they have been driven by deep
snows, terrorizing the low country.
There was a great hunt yesterday in
the province of Beira. Over a hundred
wolves were killed. Eight hunters
were badly bitten.
purchased in advance under contract
based on the Elgin price."
SYSTEM NOT KNOWN.
The system by which the price Is
fixed is not generally known to widely
scattered producers, according to the
petition, but "on the contrary, the
price published throughout the United
Sta-es in newspapers and otherwise
without accompanying statement of
how the price is determined, and read
ers of the quotations published, par
ticularly the farmers and small pro
ducers of but'er and sellers of butter
fat, are led to believe the quotations'
are prices established by actual bona
fide sales and purchases in open com
pe'ition upon the Elgin board."
ASSOCIATION IN IJENIAI..
Chicago, Dec", n. Officers of the
Airerican Association of Creamery
Bi.tter Manufacturers deny that or
gpnization ever attempted to fix prices
or bas any connection with the Elgin
toard. According to Secretary McKay,
he organization has 52 members, em
biacing the largest creamery butter
manufacturers in the central states.
BARONS VN AFRAID.
Elgin, Dec. 14 The Elgin "butter
ba-ons" have no fear of dissolution by
the federal supreme court. "Lack of.
krc wledge of the manner in which the .
beard oDerates and fives nn.ititmni" i
gnen by President Potter aa the basis
for the suit. -
NEW RECORD FOR
POWER OF BANKS
Washington, Dec. 14. Business in
general, as reflected in the condition
of the banks of the United States,
has shared in the country's prosper
ity, according to Lawrence O. Murray
in his annual report made public to
The banking power of the nation,
represented by capital, surplus, profits,
deposits and circulation, reached dur
ing the year the enormous total of
$.'-'.548,707,000, a high record, showing
an increase of 5.69 per cent over 1911
ait- 27.8 per cent over 1908. Since
l'KO, the banking power has increased
111 per cent, or more than doubled.
I'Ming the last 12 years; the number
of banks has increased by over 107
p-r cent and their volume of business
as indicated by deposits shows an in
ciease of over 127 per cent.
The comptroller's report consists of
a mass of statistics with analyses.
has been offered the Kent professorship
of the world.
most of which previously have been
In connection with the rates on mon
ey, which recently have been soaring,
the comptroller simply observes that
the rates were normal up to August
with a tightening of the money market
thereafter. According to the last can
dilion report, Sept. 4, the comptroller
points out that New York and. Chicago
were slightly deficient in the amount
of their legal reserves and St. Louis
slightly excessive. Banks in the major
portion of other reserve cities were
alto slightly deficient, but the coun
try banks maintained an excess of
th? legal requirements.
Less than 70 per cent of the total
ai ount of national bank notes which
ttts national banks might circulate un
der the law has been issued. Based
uron the Sept. 4 report, the banks
might increase their circulation by
$3n)27,060, Mr. Murray says.
The national banks, the report, in
dicates, hold over 80 per cent of the
bended debt of the United States in
the way of security Tor circulation and
public deposits and as investments.
During the fiscal year 1912, the na
tional banks paid dividends aggregat
ing $120,300,872, or 11.66 per cent on
ctpital and 6.93 per cent on capital
ain". surplus combined. The net earn
ings? of $149,056,603, were equivalent
to 8.59 per cent of the capital and
sjrplus. During the last 43 years the
barks have paid an average annual
dividend of 9.17 per cent on the capital
Eight national banks, with an aggre
gate capital of $1,100,000, failed during
the year ended Oct. 31. While 83 na
tional banks, with an aggregate capital
of $21,605,250, were placed in volun
INDIANA IS HOME
OF ARSON TRUST
South Bend, Ind., Dec. 14. Authori
ties believe they have unearthed an
"arson trust" composed of fire insur
ance adjusters operating in the middle
west, causing scores of fires. Ben
Kahn, a local merchant, and Ben
Franklin of Chicago are under arres'
here. Detectives claim insurance com
panies have lost millions through the
operations of the gang.
AMENDMENTS OFFERED TO
THE NEW PUBLIQITY LAW
Washington, Dea. 14 Representa
tive Mott today proposed amendments
to the newspaper publicity law vir
tually repealing it.
Log Barge Sunk.
Bay City, Mich., Dec. 14. After a
stormy passage down Lake Huron with
a load of logs, 'he steam barge Myrtle
M. Moss lies sunk at this port, ice hav
ing cut a hole ia the planking. The
barge is owned in Port Huron.
JUSTICE HAND IS
Springfield. If!.. Dec. 14. Justice
Jctn P. Hand of the Illinois supreme
ct.-ort was in an improved cond.ticn
this morning. He is gradually recov
eiing the uise of his right arm and
of law at Yale university and that
PASTOR FINDS 5
$1,000 BILLS IN
Newr York, Deo. 14. Until this week
the largest amount the pastor of the
Roman Catholic church of Our Lady
of Guadalupe ever had taken out of
the poor box was about two dollars.
This week when he opened the box
he found inside, nicely folded, five
crisp $1,000 bills.
The priest had never seen a $1,000
bill before, and could hardly believe
his eyes. The money will be used for
the relief of the poor of his parish.
The person who put the bills in the
box did not leave any clue to his or
FARMER HELD UP
IN RAIL STATION
Buulington. Iowa. Dec 14. C. A.
Eeeterday, a farmer living near Ma-
rergo, Iowa, was beaten and robbed
of $5,000 at the union station this
morning. He will recover.
INVESTIGATE GRAFT IN
NEW YORK'S UNDERWORLD
New York, Dec. 14. The district at
torney will investigate charges of po
lice blackmail levied upon 35,000 wo
men in the New York underworld. Po
lice Commissioner Waldo has under
taken an investigation of his depart
ment, pending the outcome of which
tvo detectives have been suspended.
CADY TO BE REELECTED
BY WESTERN GOLF BODY
Chicago, Dec. 14. As but one ticket
will be presented at the annual meet
ing of the Western Golf association
here Dec. 18, the present officers, head
ed by P'resident John D. Cady of the
keck Island Arsenal club, will be re
MACKINAC SENT TO LOOK
FOR THE ROUSE SIMMONS
Washington, Dec. 14. The revenue
ciitter Mackinac was ordered today to
tush from Sault Ste. Marie to the
ik rt hern islands of Lake Michigan to
search for the long overdue Rouse
S n-mons. The Mackinac will make
ta-j search instead of the Tuscarora.
STEWARD OF LOUISIANA
GETS 5-YEAR SENTENCE
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 14. A navy court
cartlal found W. W. Dickey, steward
of the battleship Louisiana, guilty of
"fe andalous conduct" in connection
with a graft scandal in the commis
siarat of the Atlantic fleet. He was
sntenced to five years at hard labor.
Washington to prevent insane
men u uiu running w uu auu enuauger-1
ing lives in Alaska, Sherman Allen, as-1
sisiant secretary of treasury, has rec- i
tmmended to Attorney General Wick-j
ereham that the l.'nited States com
missioners on board the revenue cut
ters patrolling Bering sea be empow
ered to try insanity cases, because of
tte absence of other court facilities.
United Front to be Pre
sented to the Turkish
ARE NOT MADE PUBLIC
Keen Struggle Expected When
Conference Begins in Lon
London, Dec. 14. Chiefs of the four
Balkan missions to the peace confer
ence have drawn up terms of peace
which they intend to present with a
united front to the Turkish plenipo
tentiaries. Terms are kept secret for
All the plenipotentiaries to the
peace conference which will convene
here next week with the purpose of
ending the war In southeastern Eur1
ope are now assembled In London.
The TurkiBh envoys arrived late last
night, and unless the continuance
o hostilities between the .
Turks and Greeks should prove a hin
drance there seems nothing in sight
to prevent the conference getting im
mediately down to businsss.
With regard to a report from Con
stantinople that the Turks would re
fuse to meet the Greek, plenipotentiar
ies in London unless Greece signed
the armistice, the other Balkan states
have subscribed to, the counsellor of
the Turkish embassy here said that he
knew nothing of any such instructions,
and did not believe the Greeks would
have come to London unless their
country was prepared to fall Into line
With the nthnr Pallran .tatm a tk
terms on which they should meet.
LOOK FOR KEJEJf 8TRCCMJLH.
The newspaper Interviews given by
the Turkish and Bulgarian delegates
on their Journey toward London In
dicated in the peace conference over
the possession of Adrianople. Both
sides present an unyielding attitude
on this point, basing their claims on
the fact that their armies are In ex
cellent condition to resume hostili
ties. The Turks claim they have 170,000
practically fresh troops behind the
Tchatalja lines, while dispatches from
Constantinople Indicate that the war
party in the Turkish capital Is gain
ing in influence. No aporehension is
felt in dlplomatlo circles here, bow
ever, that the plenipotentiaries will
separate, without concluding peace.
The Important-question has arisen
as to whether Roumanla should Join
the ambassadorial conference, which
will convene simultaneously with the
peace conference to discuss pending
European questions. The matter still
remains unsettled, but It is said that
Germany, Austria and Italy favor
Roumania's participation. Some dif
ference of opinion exists as to wheth
er this conference should discuss the
question of a Servian port on the Ad
riatic. DECIDE WEIGHTY MATTERS.
That weighty matters will be decid
ed at the conference is evident from
the fact, that the Austrian and French
ambassadors at London are now on
visits to their respective capitals for
the purpose of obtaining instructions
from their governments. It is becom
ing increasingly probable that a plen
ary conference of the powers will as
semble later at Paris to complete the
work of the ambassadorial confer
ence, ratify its decisions and con
clude a treaty settling the near east
RII.KtHH IV AMItVIRI
Paris. Dec. 14 Bulgaria is declared
to be about to enter the triple alll
arce. thus Joining forces with Austria
Hungary, Germany and Italy, accord
ii"; to information given by a diplo
matic source to the Figaro.
!'Hl; tl TIONS I1Y nitM F,.
Paris, Dec. 14 - Large quantities of
fl'e-franc bank notes are being print
ed by the bank of France to use in a
porelble war emergency. Prevailing
or.:nion of financiers in France Is a
general war is unlikely and the action
of the bank of France is merely pre
cautionary. GEN. BOTHA QUITS
POST AS PREMIER
Capetown, Dec. 14. General Botha
today resigned the premiership of cne
union of South Africa, held since May,
1910. He took the step in consequence
of dissensions from Dutch extremists
in the cabinet led by General Hertzog,
whose attitude on naval and other
imperial questions caused a revival
of the old racial feud. i