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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 51.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER. 17, 1912. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Greek and Turk Fleets
Again Fighting at the '
FIRING IS VERY HEAVY
Delegates in London Meet for
Two Hours Adjourn Until
Sedll-Bahr. Dardanelles, Dec. 17. An
other naval battle was begun between
the Turkish and Greek fleets this morn
ing outride the pn'rance to the Dardan
elles Htraltn. Firing was very heavy.
How many ve.-sels were engaged is
London. Der. 17. An obstacle was
enrountrri'd er.rly today when repre
sentatives j.'a'liered with the object of
bringing about peace. The abnce of
Grot ce's tirnnture to the armistice
prou.? ol was the cause of .the hitch, and
thp delegates adjourned till Thursday
wi-hotit effecting any real business. It
Is understood the powers of the Turk
ish plenipotentiaries do not au'horize
them to recoR-iIze the Hellenic dele
gates unless Greece signs the armis
tice, and therefore were obliged to re
fr the rrstfer to Constantinople, i The
P.alkan allli-g will also communicate
with tlirir governments The Greeks
r'fiiHtd to sign the protocol today,
pointing out it would make no prac
tical difference, as the allies were
united and the declplons reached by the
I'.alkan league would be binding on
Greece equally with the other members
of the fe.-lrra'Ion.
II A IK KILL, POWER.
Credn'lala of theeace delegates of
the Balkan allli-s nnd Turkey give them
f ill power as plenipotentiaries. They
can conrludo and rIko peace, Jhls
print wa ir.ade clta th Celt
gates tnet this morning to commence
the serious business of the gathering.
The wort! nit lasted less than two
hours ntul adjourned before 1 o'clock.
Contrary to yesterday's procedure.
h''n nil the delegates lunched togeth
er, the Turks today went to lunch at
their hotel, while the allied colleagues
remained at the palace.
The conference decided not to meet
ajtaln until Thursday. Speaking on the
subject of foreign mediation of the
Halkan affairs, Stojan Norakovltch,
brad of the Servian delegates, said:
rOIK AHK FAVORED.
"Choico of the 1'nltcd States as a
mediator would be an excellent one.
The only fears are the distance of the
Vnitcd States from tbe scene and its
lack of koowledge of the different com
plex problems agitating the Balkan
people mkht hamper its action." Nova
kovltch thinks the best man to carry
out the work of mediation successful
ly would be Premier Polncare of
France, who was paid so much disin
terested attention to tbe Balkan con
flagration. HEAVY FIRE LOSS
AT GRAFTON, ILL.
Grafton, III.. Dec. 17. A fire that
started at midnight destroyed the
principal business structures of tbe
town, and threatened to wipe out the
residence section. The volunteer lire
department, had conquered the flames
at 6 o'clock this morning. Structures
destroyed included the Stafford build
ing, Grafton bank and Ruebcl hotel.
Guests were forced to flee from the
hotel in their night clothes. The loss
ot buildings and contents exceed $150,.
000. About two hundred thousand in
currency and papera was In the Graf
ton bank safe, and it is not believed
the safe resisted the intense beat.
Washington. Dec 17. William J.
Flynn of New York today was appoint
ed chief of the United SUtes secret
Prr-sidvr-.t Taft nominated Claude
Guyant of Illinois to be consul at Esen
ada. Mexico; and John F. Jewell of
Illinois to be consul at Tsingtau,
CHICAGO PLAN TO
MERGE ALL LINES
Chka.so. 1" c. 1". Plans for the con
solidation of every transporta'ion line
in the ci'y an l suburbs with a view to
enter: ;j; an ag-ivmtnt w-ith the city
for ujie of the proposed municipal sub
way wfre'divuf s'd a: a conference of
Mayor iiarr.ton and representatives of
Ciu read?. The merger would involve
prevcrty valued at $7uO,C0uiCKI.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Cloudy and colder tonight with the
lowest temperature about 20 degrees,
Wednesday generally fair.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 38. Highest
yesterday 42, lowest last night 27.
Velocity of wrnd at 7 a. m, 10 miles
Precipitation .14 Inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m.
7 a. m. 81.
Stage of water 1.9 a rise of
last 24 hours. '
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaste:
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.
Bun sets 4:.T5. rises 7:20. Evening
f"LleT - Jn - latnrn - Moni
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SECOND PLACE TO i
Chicago, Dec. 17. In an official or-1
der dealing with the rppointment ot
judges and clerks of election for the;
coming year County Judge John K. !
Owens yesterday recognize the pro-1
grcaaive party as second to the demo-i
crats in Illinois. The republicans are tions committee was legislated out of
relegated to third place. j existence, declared today that butter
Under this ruling tie progressives ' 'he next three months would be cheap
will receive approximately 3,200 ap- r than a year ago. In Chicagotoday
pointments as judges and clerks iu 1
Chicago and the town of Cicero which
heretofore have gone to republicans.! Elgin, 111., Dec. li In the most ex
There are a total of CoOO judges andjei'ing annual meeting in its history, the
clerks In the 1,300 precincts. ;
Judge Owens' prenouncement came ; noon abolished the practice of li years'
as a severe blow to the republicans. standing of arbitrarily fixing the price
who will lose one of their last bits of , of butter by its quotation commit ee
patronage. The republican county and adopted a plan to have the board
managers had endeavored to pur- Itself determine the price of the prod
suade the county judge that the repuh-iuct in the future based on actual sales.
Mean party Is second in Illinois be-i The action catre as a result of the
cause of the fact that Governor De-!suit rtccnUy hkil by the federal gov
neen ran ahead of Frank H. Funk, pro- ernment for tbe dissolution of the board,
gressive gubernatrioal candidate. The ! 'n its bill the government men-ioned
county judge is required to recognize ', the quotation committee as one of the
the two leading parties "of the state"
rather than tbose of the county.
The position of the progressives,
which was sustained by Judge Owens,
was that the rank of the parties
should be determined by the order in
which the presidential electors
headed the ticket finished.
RooseTelt electors ran ahead of the J
Taft electors. ,
T ...... n! A T J . 1 T" . 1
i uuiciuurartv junaiu v. uund-j
vjews the situation, in, tjie -same-ryfgo- the uiiil1gg1liL'TneyleCte(ry')y ' U- Ttjenattonat
that Judge Owens does, the progres-j
slrea probably will get the minority
appointments on state boards. In
many cases, however, it is optional
with the governor as to which of the
three minority parties sha'l be recog
nized. Roy O. West, republican na
tional committeeman and state chair
man, called on Mr. Dunne yesterday
to present the claims of the republi
cans. A delegation of progressives
waited on the governor-elect two
w eons ago. Mr. Dunne has made no I
promises to either party. j points In summer months and 90 points
in winter. The presen requirement is
TURKEY TROT RIOT CAUSE!93 ItSnts ,n the test throughout the
I year. Another change requires that all
Girls Arrested at Belleville Dance and ' butter must be fold the week In which
Fight Follows. it is made and that all prices are to be
Belleville, 111., Dec. 17. The firm in- j made from oither Elgin or Chicago, in
sistence trat the turkey trot should be stead of from the shipping point,
danced at the assemt:y of the Mod-! Several department of justice agents
i'rn Woodmen last night led to a riot j attended the meeting and took notes of
and the arrest of two young women ' the proceedings.
who danced the tabooed steps. Misse;' At the beginning of the meeting Pres
Katherne and Laura Fournie, withjident C. H. Potter remarked that it
their partners, disregarded the rules would be Impossible to read the min
and were gayly stepping a combina-; utes of the last annual session for.Sje
tion of the turkey trot and the bunny
hug. They refused to stop. A police
man was called and they were arrest
ed. The riot followed and more than
a dozen men were Injured.
BROKER DOW PLEADS NOT
GUILTY TO INDICTMENT
Boston, Dec. 17. Stephen Dow,
head of tie former stock brokerage
nrm ot ctepuen uow & l,o., was ar-
raigncd today on an indictment chars -
ing the larceny of $3,900 from Alice
W. Jennings, executrix of the estate
of Clarissa Jennings. He pleaded not
guilty. He furnished $3,000 cash bail.
ORDER OF AMERICANS SPLIT
Irsurgents Demand That New Rates
Be Not Enforced.
Springfield. III.. Dec. 17.-Head offl -
cers cf the Loyal Order of Americans
have been given until Friday to rescind
action In increasing the insurance rates
of the order in an ultimatum issued by
a committee of insurgents who met
here yesterday, Refusal to rescind the
order increasing the rates will be met
with a civil suit 'similar to that re
cently instituted and won by the Mod
ern Woodmen of America "insurgents."
Representatives from Chicago, Peo
ria, Delavan and Belleville attended the
Get St. Charles School Jobs Back.
Springfield. IU., Dec. 17. The em
ployes of the St. Charles school for
boys who were 'suspended last month
by the state board of administration,
have been reinstated by the Illinois
state civil service commission. They
are: Fred D. Ward, assistant superin
tendent; Harry Hill, physical director,
and Mrs. Roxburgie, cook.
Mrs. J. & Newberry Dead.
Detroit, Dec. 17. Mrs. John S. New
l erry. philanthropist and leader in so-
cial circles, did here today. She was
the widew of former Congressman
i Newberry, and mother of former aec -
j rtUry cf lie Navy Trumaa Newberry,
BUTTER IS TO
64. atiHmrt Knarri nf Trarifi lift-
cides to Discontinue
FAIRNESS AS TO PRICES
Old System Is Broken Up at a
Meeting in Which Fac
Chicago, Dec. 17. Butter men who
ttnAA tll ,,, .ctin,. rf , Pi.
Sin board f at which the quota-
butter and eggs remained stationary.
Elgin board of trade yesterday after-
means used by the alleged "butter j
trust" in conTolllng the price of the j
The reorganizaMon of the board and
the amendment of its rules was the cul
mination of a bitter fight for control
of the organization waged for many
years between the commission' or sell-
ing interests end the producers.
. . . .
La oy James t: louneer ot tjnica-1
board of five directors, abolished the
quotation committee and made a num
ber of other important change's in the
organization's business methods.
Defeated at every turn, the produc
ers' faction, under the leadership of
Joseph New-man, left the hall before
the reorganization program had been
put through and threatened to organize
a rival board in tfje near future.
The other changes Jn the rules adop
ted provide for the lowering of the
duality standard ot butter to score 92
; reason that the government had seized
the books of the organization and had
failed to return them.
The producers' faction vigorously op
posed the action of the commission men
at every step in the program. They
objected to the voting ot proxies on
motions to suspend the rules, called the
proceedings illegal and made numerous
attemnta to force an adlournment. hut
President Potter ruled against them in
1 overv Instance
; The following directors favorable to
the commission men faction were
Charles H. Potter, Elgin; Fred G.
Johnson, Wisconsin; J. P. Mason, El
gin; E. C. Haw ley, Ringwood, 111.; F.
R. Moles, Chicago.
Despite the shouts of the producers,
the' commission men suspended the
1 rules by a vote of 1G2 to 101, and pro-
cecded to amend the rules in accord -
ance io u piau ui reorgamzauon.
Before a roll call was held on the
rose and after declaring that the pro
ceedings were 'illegal, left the meeting
followed by a score of supporters.
Most of the voting was done by proxy,
the leader of each faction having been
busy for a week getting members
pledged on the question. The newly
elected directors wUl meet next Mon
day and elect officers. President C. H.
Potter Is slated for reelection:
FUNK IS INSTRUCTED TO
DIG UP HARVESTER PAPERS
Chicago, Dec.. 17. General Manager
Funk of the International Harvester
company was requested to produce
further correspondence when he took
the witness stand in th government
inquiry today. In 1903 Funk was sec-
retary to tne president or tne anegea
trust, but he testified he did not. know
where the papers relating to tbe for
mation of the company were filed, nor
-who was responsible for them. The j
1 witness was instructed to discover the
, papora, cr the person responsible fot
j them, and promised to do eo.
!l THR. nUF.F.M OF THR YARD I
s -"-PS 0 tP '0
Pirn ifTrrTi rt'r I
"Lady Show You," a hen that won the national egg laying contest at
been sold for $800. She laid 281 eggs In a year.
PRICE WAR TO BE
executive- commil'ee of the NtfouBe
wives' league,, which is .conducting a
crusade in New York for cheaper eggs,
announced a meeting would be held
today to consider plans for extending
the campaign to every large city in the
country. The movement will be aimed
not only a' eggs, but at food prices gen
erally. No general reduction in the
price of eggs has resulted from tbe
crusad so far.
Three of the largest grocery houses
this, afternoon announced an intention
to reduce the price of eggs to 25 cents.
Tbe bouses control stores iu all parts
of the city.
Philadelphia, Dec. 17. Declaring it
had accomplished its purpose in break
ing down the high price of eggs, the
Housekeepers' league has abandoned
its crusade and stopped the sale of
this product The organization will
now consider the Question of starting
a campaign for the reduction of the
price- of butter and meats.
NEW OIL LETTERS
Washington, Dec. 17. William. R.
Hearst produced before the Clapp com
mittee today several new letters bear
ing upon the alleged political activi
ties of John D. Arch bold and the Stan
dard Oil company. Hearst testified
hi knew nothing as .to incidents . re
lated in the letters or the circum
stances under which Arcubold might
have sent money to former Senator
Foraker of Ohio and former Represen
tative Sibley of Pennsylvania, to
whom some of tbe letters were ad-1
diiEsed. Two letters he produced
unra inolo tmi Vil i r in 1 QAft ha coirl in
of.,,.,, om. Thawi
were from .Arcbbold and referred to a
i r" Za " "'TZ " ; "v..
, HeaMt told committee he had
bcen ,nformed the mQney
Hearst said he got copies of the let
ters from John Eddy of London, au
thor of four articles published in his
magazine. Hearst suggested Eddy prob
ably would be willing ta appear and tell
how r!ie letters were taken from the
Standard OM files.
1 he second witness was John Ken-
M-dy of Cleveland, a former member
of old industrial commission of which
Penrose was also a member. He de
clared the statement that Penrose did
some work on the commission for
vd-ich the Standard Oil paid him $25,
00' was "amusing."
The . committee a&nrned to meet
wl en recalled by Clapp.
Later in the day Foraker asked to
be heard at once. Clapp called 'a meet
ing of the committee for 10 o clock to
, morrow for that purpose,
The money trust committee resum
ed hearings today with Frederick Lew
isohn of New York on the stand.
1-ewisohn answered certain ques -
! t:oca which yesterday he. declined to
j arswer in connection with operations!
Jin California pe;r oleum stock. Ttejccpted as true atnong a civilized peo-
attraction of money from small banks
in the country to New York City
when the money market shows a high
rate for loans was taken up. J. B.
Niven, accountant for the committee,
presented a mass of statistics show
ing money held for country hanks In
32 New York City banks and trust
companies and the amount of money
loaned on stock market securities in
Now York for these country corre-
f8p"hdents."' The figure showed 19,015
accounts for country banks in New
York Institutions. In the 32 banks
Nov. 1, the country banks had on de
posit $483,000,000 and in addition had
loaned on stock exchange, securities
$240,00,000. At that time, Nolen said,
t'jr money market was high. . On July
1, with money easy, the country
banks had only $141,000,000 out in
block exchange loans.
TAKE SIX BODIES
Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 17 The bod
ies of six women were takei from the
wreckage of a street car which was
struck at a crossing last night by a
Lake Shore, Michigan and Southern
coalrain. Under the wreckage of 20
loaded coal cars are thought to be
the bodies of three more women and
one man. The five injured will recov
er. Green Bay, Wis., Dec. 17. Fireman
Schemick of Green Bay was killed
and Engineer- Foley of Milwaukee died
of injuries as the result of passenger
train No. 2 on. the Milwaukee & St.
Paul railway 'from the copper country
running into a freight at Kiel early
today. Not)'e of the passengers was
Pardons 360 convicts
from arkansas prison
Litt'.e Rock, Dec. 17. Governor Don
aghey "broke all pardon records last
night, by paroning 316 state convicts
and 44 county convicts. At the same
time he made public a message which
i he will submit to the legislature next
month giving, his .reasons for almost
emptying the penitentiary.
After specifying a large number cf
cases of fiross miscarriage of justice
in sending men to tbe penitentiary
and county convict farms for long
terms for trivial offenses and abuse
of the convict lease system, the gov
"I have consistently fought the con
vict lease syst.em ever since I have,' Boy's Slayer Pleads Insanity.
been in public office. Time after time) Buffalo, N. Y Dec. 17. Trial of
I nave pleaded witn the legislature '0!
abolish it, but no adequate relief has
been given, partly due to a disposition
b 80me t0 let tne matter remain as it
la with the statement that the pen!
tentiary was not designed for a Sun
"In answer to such a statement, let
me say, 'Nor was it designed for a
"In a measure that is what it and
the county farms of the state have re
solved themselves into. Th3 abuse
of power by a
few individuals acting
as justices of the peace in some towns
and cities of the state, as is made
plain by the records, is enough to stag
ger into amazement those who have
- j given the matter no attention.
j "Through official and other channels
il have obtained reports which are in-'
deed startling and, but for tbe records
In the cases, they could scarcely be ac
Peggie uu arg J
Mountain Grove, Mo., this year, hat
Washington, - Dec. 17. President
Taft aent to the senate today the nom
inations of sine membera of the in
dustrial commission created by con
gress to investigate the relations of
labor and capital. ' The men named
are: Representing the people Sen
ator Sutherland of Utah; George B,
Chandler, member. of the Connecticut
legislature; Charles Simon Barrett,
Georgia, president of the Farmers'
Representing capital Frederick A
Delano, president of the Wabash rail
road ; Adolph Lewlsohn, New York,
merchant and philanthropist; F. C
Schwedtman, Missouri, electrical en
Representing labor P. Austin, Gar-
retson, Iowa, president of the Order of
Railroad Conductors; John B. Lennon
treasurer, and James O'Connell, vice
president of the American Federation
The commission will choose its own
pie; and but for the necessity which
compels me to officially transmit to
you an account of official pardons,
grfnted- by me, giving the reason
therefore, I would be loath to make
known, in a manner for the outside
world to know
it, the statements oh
MINNESOTA HAS 5
FOOT SNOW FALL
Duluth, Minn., Dec. .17. Duluth and
vicinity are today under one to five
feet of snow.v It was the worst blizzard
in 10 years. The temperature is not
MRS. REID ACCEPTS A WAR
' SHIP TO CARRY HUSBAND
L- London, Dec. 17. Mrs. Whitelaw
Reld has decided to accept the offer
of the British government of a warship
to convey the body of her late husband
to the United States.
prank Hickey on the charge of mur
dering Joseph, seven-year-old son of
George Joseph of Lackawanna, bega
in the supreme court yesterday. Thre
jurors were selected. Insanity will be
pleaded in Hickey 's behalf. Tbe court
declined to delay the trial until a com
mission could Inquire into the man
Dynamiting Not Considered.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 17. Vice
President Butler and the International
i iron Workers testified as a defendant
at the "dynamite" trial today
testified that dynamite or violence !r'8 warships in the harbor were clear
never was considered is the councils j ed for action.
of the union. ,( Rumors that tbe conspirators bad
' . assembled in Campo Grando park and
Hand Will Recover.
Springfield, Dec. 17. At a consulta-
tion of physicians the opinion was ex
- pressed that Judge Hand would fully
BACK ON JOB
WILSON IS IN
Issues Warning to Reac
tionary Politicians '
of His State.
MUST KEEP OUT, SAVs
Proposes to Stand Back of Pro
gressive Democrats Every
where at All Times.
Newark, Dec. 17. Another letter
threatening Woodrow Wilson with:
death if he failed to deposit money
at a designated place was received re
cently by one of his secretarie. It was
unsignd and mailed at New York, '
Trenton, Dec. 17. Governor Wilson
came back to the state house in a
fighting spirit. He today issued a
warning to voters of the state agaitystj
politicians who are oppose dto his pro-,
gressive policies and who, he said,
would again seek' to control the state
government as soon as he stepped
from the governorship. He urged that
their plana be blocked at once.
I have been surprised." says his
statement, "by numerous inquiries aa
to whether I. shall continue to take an'
interest in the political affairs of the
stat after assuming the duties ot
president, yet I realize the aignyi.
cance of these Inquiries.
"I shall In the future use every pro
per and legitimate power I have and
every influence at my disposal to sup
port and assist the new forces which
have regenerated our Ufa in the past
two years. I understand it to be my
duty to stand back f thw-progressive
forces of the democratic party every- "
where at every Juncture."
THOUSANDS OF LETTERS.
Alter a month's leisure and
recreation in the Bermuda is
lands, Woodrow Wilson returned
home last night and took up la
earnest the many tasks that confront
him in his dual role as governor of
New Jersey and president elect of the.
United States. i .
Thousands of letters awaited his ar
rival, and though most of them con
cerned his national administration the
president elect made It clear that he'
is still governor and Intends to devote
hlB energies now to state business.
Mr. Wilson may remain governor of
the flate until about March 1 because
he wishes to finish his program of leg.
Islation pending in the state legisla
ture which convenes Jan. 14. '
With respect to his cabinet Mr. Wil
son said he had not made any final
selections. At no time In his conver
sations with the correspondents who
have been traveling with him con
stantly has he mentioned the name of
a single Individual as a possibility for
Before deciding upon the personnel
of his cabinet he said he would have
to determine just what type of cabinet
he would form.
RECOGNIZES TWO TYPES.
He recognizes two types from a re
view of the manner in which his pre
decessors have met thic question. One
type is the political cabinet construct
ed from party material that must in i
sense be rewarded in order to pre
serve harmony. The other is charac
terized by Mr. Wilson as the personal
t abinet.mado up of men whose business
fitness is known to him personally and
on whose judgment he would like to
He declined to say which type of
cabinet he now prefers.
"The two types of cabinets," he
said, "remind me of a question I once
was discussing with Dr. Jamas Mc
Cosh, president of Princeton, in the
late '80s. We were speaking of the
two types of teachers tbe one who
tried to reach the average intelligence
of the class and the other who cater
ed to the most Intelligent and let the
rank and file get along as best they
could. I asked Dr. McCosh which he
liked the better. 'O,' he said, 'we need
a little of both.' "
SPAIN JS STIRRED .
BY MILITARY PLOT
Lisbon,Df.c. 17. A p ot to establish
a military dictatorship in Portugal
was discovered last night. Troops
are kept under arms and this morn-
were about, to come into the city and
seize members of the cabinet and de
clare a new government caused great
anxiety. The night passed without
j an outbreak. .