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SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR NO. C2.
MONDAY, DECEMBER' 30, 1912. TWELVE PAGES,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Thirty-eight Convicted Dy
namiters Are Arraigned
2 MOTIONS OVERRULED
Defense Asks That Verdicts Be
Set Aside and for an Ar
rest of Judgment.
Indiara polls, Ind., Dec. 30. Sen
tences were imposed as follows this
afternoon on the men convicted in the
PRESIDENT It VAN, Seven years.
BUTLER, TVIETMOE. HOCKIN,
WEBB. CLANCY. COOLEV, YOUNG,
AlUNSEY Six years.
BARRY AND SMITH Four years.
BEl'M, ('ANNA NE, MOTtTTTH, LEG
1.1ETNKR, BASEY. PENNELL, AN
PERSON. BROWN, S.MVTHE. HAN
NON. RIODIiIN, M CAIN Three years.
PAINTER. SHERMAN, HIGGINS,
HOULIHAN Two years.
SHCPK. RAY. EARNHARDT. PHIL
LIPS. VAf'H M EISTER, MOONET
Cn year and one day.
Sentences on the following were sus
pended: Patrick Farrell, James Coo
r.ey, James Coughlin, Hlrffm Kline,
Edward Clark, who confessed,, was
given a mmpended sentence.
Mc.Mantgal, the confessed dynamiter,
va not sentenced at this time. In
some cat-8 sentences of one year and
me day were Imposed, so these men
n'ljrht b? confined In a federal prison.
Prlsoncru with terms of less than a
year are kept in county 'jails. -
Indiunupo is. Ind., Doc. 30. All mo
tions for new trials for the 38 labor
union officials convicted in the dyna
mite conspiracy cases today were
overruled by Federal Judge Anderson.
Motions for arrest of Judgment in be
half of all the men wore also, over
ruled. As seta as court convened, a few
minutes after 10. District Attorney
Miller rose from his seat.
"If the court pleases, the goveru
riont usks for Judgments on the ver
dicts." l.e said. Cheater H. Krum,
counsel for the prisoners, then ad
dressed ihe court. "We ask in behalf
of the Zi men found guilty that the
verdicts be set aside."
"Motion overruled," said the court.
Motion for arrest of Judgments
were likewise disposed of.
KAMHKI.I. IX A PLEA.
Turning toward the prisoners. Judge
Aiidersoci said: "It has been more dif
ficult than was expected to arrive at a
degree of guj;t in each of your cases.
Have any of you anything to say why
sentence should not be pronounced?"
Silence greeted the question until
Patrick Farrell stepped before tho
"Your honor," said Farrell, "I
have something to say in my own be
half." "Something that might have been
said in your behalf that was not
ald?" interrupted the court. "Is it a
fact you were not in sympathy with
the dynamiting campaign?"
"That is a fact, your honor." re
sponded Farrell. "In 1907 1 voted
against a resolution to continue the
strike of the ironworkers. I never
have beea la sympathy with dynamit
WILL TAKE nXO(TAT WAY.
"Farrell's action In trying to keep
ctrtain officials in the Ironworkers'
union might be construed two ways,"
atd District Attorney Miller.
"Then w will take the Innocent
way." said Judge Anderson. "I have
been on the bench 10 years and have
never sec.tenced a man I believed In
nocent." "Farrei: was one of the least rullty
of all of them, and with proper legal
advice he might have been found not
guilty." aild Miller.
Farrell was told to resume his seat,
James Cooney of Chicago next ap
peared. Cooney was questioned
w hether he had written any letter
about dyramlte plots. He said he nev
er had aad Miller said no letters ot
Cooney'g were Introduced because
there was none of Importance.
"Why should McManigal testify
falsely against you?" asked the court.
SOT I'OH VIOLENCE.
"1 don": know," answered Cooney.
"Do yon believe organized labor has
a right to resort to violence la
Mrikes?" asked the court.
"I do tot." said Cooney.
Miller told the court that three wit
nesses corroborated McM&nigal's tes
timony. McManigal's testimony was
that he met Cooney and President Ry
an in a saloon In Chicago and that
they all referred to dynamiting non
James Coughlin of Chicago was next
called. While Coughlin was walking
forward Judge Anderson said: "I
learn that one of these defendants told
an officer of the court that If all Iron
Forecast Tll 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Mostly cloudy and unsettled tonight
and Tuesday. Warmer tonight with
the lowest temperature about the
freezing point. Slightly colder Tues
day. Temperature at 7 a. m., 24. Highest
yesterday, 47; lowest last night, 24.
Velocity of wind at 7 a, m., 8 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 70, at
7 a. m., 87.
Stage el water, 2.8, a fall of .2 in
last 48 hours.
J.M. 3HEKIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:43, rises 724. Evening
stars: Venns. Saturn. Morning stars:
Vara, Mercury, Jupiter.
workers who had knowledge of dyna;
mlting were caught the Jails of the
country would be filled. The evidence
has been bad enough, but this report
may not be conviacing. As to Cooney
I have not reached a decision yet." -ew iork, Dec. 30. Men and wom
eie ahresteu BEFOKK. en garment workers, to the estimat-
rniirhlin was Rked his connection
, . . i strike in New York todav, tying ud ap-
with the union. The district attorney' . , . , , . ' "fw uv v
. proximately 4,0uu factories. They de
interrupted, saying the evidence was j niand higher pay and better working
enough to Justify the verdict. conditions.
"Do you think the dynamiting cam- j Mass meetings of strikers began as
n.ilm rtt ofv l-pars U'Rn ripht' AKko'l.'
.. , . unhung rum, picKei squaas or i, men
Juokp- j uad Deen p08ted at an factories affect-
"No. sir." replied Coughlid. Cough-, ed Iri each squad, there are at ieast
lin told the court he was married and ' two women.
had two children Me was never ar- ' Forty-five halls throughout the city
rested before. At this time the Judge! h!!Ve been engaged by the strikers for
did not indicate when he would im-' gathering places. Violence has been
pose sentence. It is believed he i discountenanced by leaders, and the
would call one by one many of the de- i walkout was accompanied by no disor
fendants and Impose sentence shortly. ' der.
Ah Frank Murphy of Detroit, was j others to follow.
called, the Judge announced his pur-1 . The strike at present is confined to
pose in questioning the men.' j makers of men's and boy's clothing.
"I am doing so because I don't be Of the 125,000 workers in this industry
lieve you hae had the defense you
ought to have had," said the Judge.
"You don't have to answer any ques
tions If you feel the answers will pre
judice your case."
"I believe Murphy guilty," said Mil-1
ler, "but not so guilty as some of the !
Hiram Kline of Muncie was called.
Kline explained the ?100 bill he
was accused of paying to Charles
Wachmesiter as part of a fund to be
used in blowing up buildings in De
troit. He asserted the money had
nothing to do with the proposed ex
p'.os1onr Miller -rtHIMhis ough't" Cotirchll'd Tabor and workTn tenements I
have been broueht out on the stand. I
William Bernhart of Cincinnati was
"Bernhart," said the judge. "I feel
sorry for you, but It is too late to ex- j
phiia now. The letters you wrote were !
"I hope God may strike me dead" i
Bernhart attempted to continue. i
"Don't talk that way," said the ) New York. Dec. 30. With a car
court. "You know you are guilty. Sit ; load on hand and "unlimited" sup
down." I plies behind them, the food crusaders
Bernhart's wife and little boy cried i today began selliag Ba'.dwin apples
as he sat down. I
Seiffert and Buck'.ey, the only men !
adjudged not guilty, came to court us ;
spectators and endeavored by leaning
over the railings to cheer the prison-'
Before he passed sentence the Judge
reviewed the history of the cousplracv
as well as the evidence introduced. I
"The evidence disclosed an appall
ing list of crimes in addition to those
in the indictments. The crimes were
committed in the name of organized
labor. I do not believe organized la
bor approves such practices. Any or
ganization that approves and adopts
the methods of these defendants is
an outlaw and will meet the fate
which outlaws have met aince civiliz
ed society began. The evidence shows
some of the defendants to be guilty
of murder, but they cannot be charg
ed here with that crime. This court
cannot punish them for it."
A remarkable scene In the
struggle of wives of the prisoners to
reach their husbands attended the sen
tences. Some men made pleas of mer
cy, otters wept in the arms of their
w Ives. Judge Anderson had many of
the prisoners whom he said he consid
ered less guilty than the rest brought
before him to make statements,
for an houf and a half the judge in
a conversational way talked with the
prisoners, asking whether they Believ
ed In dynamiting In the promotion of
All professed innocence.
Arrangements for taking the pris
oners to Leavenworth prison on a spe
cial train have been made.
Brown Denies He Will Resign.
New York, Dec. 30. W. C. Brown
president of the New York Central
railroad company, today denied a pub
lished statement that he was going to
resign and be succeeded by Charles
S. Mellen, who was to resign as presi
dent of the New York, New Haven and
Hartford rai'.road company.
NOW A BENEDICT
Framingham, Mass., Dec. 30. Mar
tin O'Toole, Pittsburgh's J22.000 pitch
er, was married day to Miss Rose
STRIKE FOR A
Men and Women Garment
Workers Tie Up Goth
ABSENCE OF DISORDER
Forty-five Halls in Ctty Have
Been Engaged for Gather
e'1 number of 125.000, went out on a
eariy as 4 a. m., and at daylight, in a
there are about 40,000 women. It is j
declared, however, that the Ladies'!
i Garment Workers' union, embracing :
70 000 workers, i3 preparing demands '
i which, if not granted, will result in a i
The total value of the product of
men's and boys' clothing manufactur-
eJ in New York yearly is estimated at! well known automobile racer, was fa
5.".;,0,000.000. It will be a first large tolly injured, three others seriously
stiike in this branch of industry here. : . . ,.
, hurt and a numoer slightly cut and
F.IUHT-HOIR DAY UEM AKDUU. ; oruigej , a panjc wh(,n shain8 racer
An eight-hour v!ay, 20 per cent in- j EUOt out of the cupshaped track
crease in wages, a minimum of 510 a kown as ..Dare Devil Race for
weeK ior gins, ior men, anoiiuon .
are features of the strikers demands
AT 5C PER QUART
at 5 cents a quart. The apples were j
as good, they declared, as local re- i
tailers had been asking 12 to 15 cents j
tor. The sale was conducted at !
Queensboro bridge market by Mrs. J
Julian Heath, president of the House-
wives' league of America.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 30. Governor
Wtlann tndav hptran hlH conferences
with democratic members of both
housea of congre8B whom he inlenflS4
to consult about men and policies of
J. Hamilton Lewis of Chicago, Sena- j
tors Williams of Mississippi, Lea of ,
Tennessee and Chamberlain of Ore- :
gan, and Representative Rediied
were to see the governor today. It
rained hard today and the roads were
full of slush. :
i Ix?wis said after the conference he
I had called the attention of Governor
Wilson to the senatorial situation in
Illinois, the desire of his 6 ate to bo
represented in the cabinet, and of its
wish also to have a democrat on the
PAROLE LAW AUTHOR DIES !
R. A. Lemon, Veteran. of Yates Pha- ,
lanx and Pupil. i!
Bloomington. 111.. Dec. 30. The j
death of Richard A. Lemon at Clin- :
ten at the age of 64 removes one of
the leading lawyers of Central Illinois. "
He was the author of the preseat pa-! j
role law and was president of the first : :
board of pardons under Governor Tan-;:
ner. After serving through the civil '
war in the famous Yates phalanx, he ,
studied law in the office of Colonel,.
Robert Ingersoll at Peoria. He was a
leading figure In many noted trials. ;
among them the Magill murder, and,
Snell will cases. '
DEATH PENALTY SOUGHT
IN THE BURNHAM MURDER
Chicago. Dec. 30. The fate of Mrs.
Harriet Burnham, charged with the
murder of her husband, was placed in
the hands of the Jury at 11 o'clock this
morning. The closing argument of
the state demanded the death pena'.ty
and attached her defense as a "tissue
of lies." Mrs. Burnham was weak
and several Umeg seemed cn the verge
iiMmisr . k&mm.
MJmW aym' it:- & -
The fear of famine and disease will be a potent factor in bringing to terms
and Turkish delegates at the Loudon conference.
3 HURT, AT TRACK
Los Angeles, Dec. 30. Hal Shain, a
i lfe- on tha conceri.ia DiLr at Venice
yeeterdav afternoon and plhnged into
the crowd. Shain died a half honr
alter doctors sought to save is life
by an operation.-
Those seriously injured:
Mrs. A. B. Atkinson, 48 years old,
tcurist from Vancouver, B. C; fractur-
i ed lower jaw and lacerated lip.
! M. W. J. Johnson, 55 years old, tnr- j
ist from Madison, Wis.; left hand frac
tured and minor injuries.
J. M. Moyer, 32 years old, Los An
geles; abdominal injuries.
All ..-ill rt i r w .,;nn- . I
111 V i 1 1 HUM V J, avVUlUlllg IU
Since early in the summer, Shain
had been one of the chief attractions
at Venice, because the small size of
tha track on which he rode and the
the terrific speed at which he traveled.
The cup is -70 feet in diameter at
the top and it requires a speed of 55
miles an hour to keep an automobile
on the almost perpendicular track. A
thin red line a foot below the top
strves as the "dead line" for the
Shain lost control of his machine
and it went over the "dead line" and.
j after splintering several railing posts,
' dropped to the bottom Of the Clip. In
i m other fraction of a second the car
S. E. RISER
to write for
Readers of The Argus
will be pleased with the
announcement that Mr.
Kiser, famed for his "Al
ternating Currents" in the
Chicago Record-Herald, is
to become a daily contrib
utor to this paper. He will
succeed Duncan M. Smith,
who for several years
wrote a daily column that
appeared on the editorial
page of The Argus. Mr.
Kiser has hundreds of
Rock Island admirers,
gained through his writ
ings and by a lecture he
gave here a year ago be
fore the Broadway Men's
club. He is a philosopher,
wit and humorist. Mr. Ki
ser will write for The Ar
gus under the title of "The
Onlooker." His first col
umn will appear next
Thursday. Do not miss it.
shot to the top again and plunged
through the railing and into the spec
tators. After making ha.lf the circuit
of the track through the crowd, the
automobile fell back over the steep
side of the track to the bottom, with
The plunge of the wild car through
thr- crowd of several hundred persons
massed around the track caused a
panic and several were Injured in the
stampede to a place of safety.
When taken to a hospital at Santa
Monica, Shain is said to have told the
doctors that he did not care whether
he lived or dfef,?MihuiigU known to
Pacific coast racing circles as "Hal"
Shain, his given name was Halver. He
was 33 years old and leaves a widow
and young son.
Shain held a number of Pacific coast
records made at the motordrome near
A REVEL HEARING
Chicago, Dec. 30. A hundred or
more preachers and adherents march
til to the city hall today to protest to
Mayor Harrison against permitting
cafes to remain open beyond legal
hours New Year's eve. When told the
mayor was not receiving today there
v as milch hissing.
LOCAL HUNTERS BAG
150 MALLARD DUCKS
Louis Harms, George Sudlow and H.
L. Rolfs, returned home this morning
after a most successful duck shooting
trip in the vicinity of Beardstown.
Each was staggering under a heavy
load of fine mallard ducks. The total
number shot by the party during their
hunt was 150. The "party left last
Friday for Beardstown aad since that
time have been enjoying good sport.
IN A SERIOUS CONDITION
Washington, Dec. 30. Representa
tive Wedemeyer of Michigan, who is
in a sanitarium at Aacon, on the
Panama canal zone, is suffering from
the effect of a fall on the ice in Wash
ington, according to statements of
friends today. He suffered a heavy
fall a few days before leaving with
the congressional party for the isth
mus, and struck full force on the back
of his head. His condition is serious.
Two Sisters Killed by Train.
Mishawaka, Ind., Dec. 30. Marion
and Rosalie DeVinter, aged 9 and 7,
daughters of Mr. and M:rs. Paul De
Vinter, were instantly killed yester
day afternoon by a Iake Shore and
Michigan Southern passenger train.
The two children were cn their way
home from church and stepped from
behind a west-bound freight train in
the path of the passenger train, said
to be running from 40 to 60 miles an
Boy Is Postal Thief.
Postal authorities at West Liberty-
Iowa, have discovered in 13-year-old j
Russell Bochentheini. a postal thief of
ccnsiderable skill and boldness. The
lad was successful in flve: different
thefts at the West Liberty postoflice.
each job netting him from 3 to $5.
j He was caught in the act of tapping
the mcney order till by the postmaster jtne International Harvester company
who had concealed himsjlf behinl ajcf Russip. from $3,000,000 to $40,000,
pile of mall sacks. The boy's method , 000 was received by the department
'was simple but suoccstfuL 'c etcte.
FIND THREE DEAD
IN CHICAGO HOME
Chicago, Dec. 30. John Klein, 35,
his wife, Rose, 32, and Charles Wehof
fer, 34, were found asphyxiated by
gas in tho Klein residence today.
Whether it was accidental could not
WARNING TO TURK
London, Dec. 30. The peace confer
ence between the delegates of the Bal
kan states and the Turkish empire as
sembled at 4 this afteraoon.
The Turks informed the representa
tives of the Balkan allies their instruc
tions were incomplete and further ref
erence to Constantinople was neces
sary. Constantinople, Dec. 30. Ambassa
dors who met with the European pow
ers have advised the Ottoman govern
ment to make an effort to come to
terms with the Balkan allies. The
Russian ambassador here in particular
coupled his advice with a warning as
to the dangerous consequences of de
lay in view of the situation in Asia
Miaor. This Russian representation
has produced a disagreeable impres
sion in Turkish official circles, aa a
result of which agitation in the army
tr. favnr nf rpRiimntinn nf hnKtilitipn
TO RIDE BOX CAR
Chicago, Dec. 30. Police are puz
zled over the identity of a good look
ing woman of 23, who says she has
"beaten her way" on freight trains
to most of the large cities of the Unit
ed States and that she would rather
ride in a box car than on the cushion
of a first class passenger.
She was arrested today as she was
about to board a freight. She wore
feminine attire at the time of her ar
rest, but said she often disguised her
self as a man.
"Call me Hazel Johnson, that's 2
cute name," she told the police.
PRESIDENT BALKS PLAN
TO OBTAIN MONEY FACTS
Washington, Dec. 30. President Taft
declined to instruct the controller of
the currency to make an investigation
to secure for the house money trust
investigation committee facts not now
in possession of the controller. Guid
ed by the opinion of the attorney gen
eral, the president advised the com
mittee he does, not think it proper to
obtain data in this manner.
HARVESTER CO. IN
A CAPITAL BOOST
AugtiEta,.. Me., Dec. 30. Notification
jof an Increase of the capital Etotk ot
NOTED AID OF
Secretary of Empire,
ON A CHRISTMAS VISIT
Known as One of the Shrewdest
Diplomats of His Country
60 Years Old.
Stuttgart, Germany, Dec. SO. Alfred
Von Klderien-Waecmer, secretary of
state of tie German empire, died sud
denly at his home here today after a
brief illness. He was enjoying his
usual Christmas visit to his sister.
Baroness Von Gcmmingen, near here.
He had felt extremely unwell for sev
eral days past, and physicians who
called feared the illness might result
fatally, as his heart action was very
irregular. He died at 7:50 tils morn
ing while practically alone. He was
60 years old and a bachelor. He had
occupied the office aa Imperial secre
tary since June 23, 1910.
He was known as one of the most
shrewd men in German diplomacy and
regarded as an expert on affairs of
the near east, owing to his having
been stationed a long time In the Balk
ans. His disappearance from the Ger
man cabinet at the present time la
considered a great misfortune.
During his short period in office as
foreign secretary he was very success
ful in steering the International poll
tics of the German empire through a
period ot unusual entanglement, more
especially in regard to the dispute be
tween France and Germany as to the
future of Morroco. Negotiations were
brought to a successful termination
last year, when France and, Germany
signed an agreement, as a result of
which their relations nave become
Von Klderlen-Waechtier wa for
many years a favorite of Emperor
William, who, however, practically ban
ished him for a decade to what then
was a comparatively unimportant post
at Bucharest because, on one occasion
he had presumed too much upon the
V OF OLD FAMILT.
He belonged to a very old Wuert-
temberg family, which was raised to
the nobility in 1868. While studying
law he volunteered and fought through
out the Franco-Prussian war in 1870-
71. He entered the diplomatic service
in 1879, and had served at St, Pet-
ersherg, Copenhagen, Paris, Constan
tinople and Bucharest.
FREE ISLANDS IS
PLAN OF WILSON
Staunton, Va., Dec. 30. Early inde
pendence for the Philippine islands
wag predicted by President-elect Wil
son Saturday night in a speech he
made at the birthday banquet in his
honor at the Staunton Military acad
emy. His declaration in favor of the re
lease of the Philippines from Ameri- '
can control was positive and brought
forth tremendous appleause.
"The Philippine islands," he said,
"are at present our frontier, but I
hope we presently are to deprive our
selves of that frontier."
Mr. 'Wilson's announcement was
his first definite expression that he
favored the carrying out at an early
date of the pledge In the democratic
platform promising Philippine iudd
pendence. It developed that while en
route to Staunton Mr. Wilson had a
long talk with Representative William
A. Jones of Virginia, who is pushing
in congress a bill for ultimate Philip
The remainder of Mr. Wilson's
night speech was devoted to a criti
cism of Virginians who had tried to
prevent his nomination at Baltimore.
The banquet closed Staunton's cele
bration of Mr. Wilson's DCth birthday.
His speech of the afternoon was no
less notable than that delivered at
night. Standjiig on the portico of the
Mary Baldwin seminary, ip the chapel
of which he was baptised, ho sounded
a tocsin. He declared that no ma
terial progress had been made during
the last century to give mankind full
justice and equal opportunities.
Explaining that 'he last Christmas
was not his happiest because of his
realization of the responsibilities
which. , will press on him when he be
comes president of- the United States.
Mr. V.'i'scn pledfTed himself to a strug
gle with war paint on, to base all re
ward on service.
Incidentally he Issued a warning
that all business would be required
to present a certificate of services
rendered before being permitted to
j take any reward to ItselL