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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, mjm
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.
Indianapolis. Ind., Dec. 30. Sen
tence were imjiosed as follows this
afternoon on the men convicted in the
PRESIDENT RYAN, Seven years.
BUTLEK. TVIETMOE. HOCKIN.
WEBB. CLANCY, COOLEY. YOUNG,
Ai UNSEY Six years.
UAKRY AND SMITH Four years.
BEl'M, ('ANNA NE, MOTtTtT. LEG
I.1ETNEK. BASEY. PENNELL. AN
PERSON. BROWN, SMYTHE, HAN
NO N. REDDIN. M CAIN Three years.
PAINTER. SHERMAN, HIGG1NS.
HOULIHAN Two years.
SHUPE. RAY. BARNHARDT. PHIL
LIPS, WACHMEISTER. MOO-NET
Cne year and one day.
Sentences on the following were sus
pended : Patrick Farrell. James Coo
r.ey. Jamei Coughlin, Hlrarn Kline,
Edward Clark, who confefhed,. was
given a suspended sentence.
Mc.Mauigiil, the confessed dynamiter,
vat- not sentenced at this time. In
some cases sentences of one year and
one day wvre imposed, so these men
n-'.pht confined In a federar prison.
Prisoners with terms of less than a
year are kt?pt in county 'jails. -
Indianapo is. Ind., Dec. 30. All mo
tions for rcw trials for the 38 labor
union officials convicted in the dyna
mite conspiracy cases today were
overruled ly Federal Judge Anderson.
Motions for arrest of judgment in be
half of all the uit'ii wore also, over
ruled. As nova as court convened, a few
minutes a'ter 10. DiHtrlct Attorney
Miller rose from his seat.
"If the court pleases, the govern
ment asks for judgments on the ver
dicts," he said. Chester H. Krum,
counsel for the prisoners, then ad
dressed the court. "We ask in behalf
of the i!S tueu found guilty that the
verdicts be set aside."
"Motion overruled." said the court.
Motions for arrest of Judgments
were likewUe disposed of.
FtKKEI.I. IS A I'I.EA.
Turning toward the prisoners. Judge
Aadersou said: "It baa been more dif
ficult than was expected to arrive at a
degree of Jtuj'.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
laid? interrupted the court. Is it a
fact you were not in sympathy with
the dynamiting campaign?"
"That Is a fact, your honor," re-
ponded Farrell. "In 1907 I voted
against a resolution to continue the
strike of the Ironworkers. I never
have been In sympathy with dynamit
ing" Wll.l. TAKE IXXOt F.XT WAY.
"Farrell'a action In trying to keep
rtrtain ofliclals in the Ironworkers
union might be construed two ways,"
said District Attorney Miller.
"Then we will take the innocent
way," said Judge Anderson. "I have
been on the bench 10 year and have
never sentenced a man I believed in
nocent." "Farrell wai one of the least guilty
of all of them, and with proper legal
advice he might have been found not
guilty." sad Miller.
Farrell vu told to resume his seat
James Cooney of Chicago next ap
peared. Cooney was questioned
whether h had written any letters
about dynamite plots. He said he nev
er had anl Miller said no letters ot
Cooney's were introduced because
there was none of importance.
"Why thould McManigal testify
falsely against you?" asked the court.
XOT FOK VIOI.ESCE.
"I don"; know," answered Cooney.
"Do you believe organized labor has
to resort to violence( la
f.sked the court.
"1 do not." said Cooney.
Miller tcld the court that three wit
nesses corroborated McManlgal's tes
timony. McManigal's testimony was
that he mt Cooney and President Ry
an in a saloon in Chicago and that
they all referred to dynamiting non
James Caujthlin of Chicago was next
called. While Coughlin was walking
forward Judge Anderson said: "I
learn that one of these defendants told
tc officer of the court taat If all Iron
Forecast Tll 7 p. m. Tomorrow lor
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Mostly cloudy and unsettled tonight
and Tuesday. Wanner tonight with
the lowest temperature about tne
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 of water, 2.8, a fall of .2 in
last 48 noun.
J. M. 3HEKIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:43. rises 724. Evening
stars: Venus, Saturn. Morning stars:
!rs, Mercury, Jupiter.
workers who had knowledge of dyna; !
mitlng were caught the jails of the j
country would be filled. The evidence .
has been bad enough, but this report
may not be convincing. As to Cooney
I have not reached a decision yet."
NEVER ARRESTED BEFORE.
Coughlin was asked his connection
with the union. The district attorney
interrupted, saying the evidence was
enough to justify the verdict.
"Do you think the dynamiting cam- j
palgn of six years was right?" asked,1
.. . j
ihe ju ge.
"No. sir." replied Coughlia. Cough- ;
lin told the court he was married and I
had two chilaren He was never ar- !
rested before. At this time the judge ;
did not indicate when he would im-1
pose sentence. It is believed he !
would call one by one manv of the de-!
fendants and Impose sentence shortly.
As Frank Murphy of Detroit, was
called, the judge announced his pur
pose in questioning the men.'
"I am doing so because I don't be
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-
ler. "but not so guilty
some of the'
Hiram Kline of Muncie was called.
Kline explained the $100 bill he
was accused of paying to Charle3
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'.otrtonT Miller - -WMbis
Miller - -aWI-inis oughT torchlld labor and workTn tenements
have been brought out on the stand
William Bernhart of Cincinnati was j
called. . j
"Iiertihart," said the judge. "I feci
sorry for you. but it is too late to ex-;
plaid now. The letters you wrote were
"I hope God may strike me duad'' j
nernnari auempiea to continue. i
"Don't talk that way," said the New Y'ork. Dec. ?.0. With a car
court. "You kuow you are guilty. Sit : load on hand and "unlimited" sup
down." ! plies behind them, the food crusaders
Bernhart's wife and little boy cried
as he sat down.
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 judgp
reviewed the history of the conspiracy
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 cr
ganization that approves and adopts
the methods of these defendants is
an outlaw and will meet the fate
which outlaws have met since civiliz
ed society began. The evidence shows
some of the defendants to be guilty
of murder, but they cannot be charg- i
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- I
trnces. Some men made pleas of mer-
cy. others wept in the arms of their j
wives. Judge Anderson had many of j
me priouuerB wuoai us saiu ue consia-
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 tbey Reliev
ed In dynamiting In the promotion of
All professed innocence.
Arrangements for takfng 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 be 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 railroad company.
NOW A BENEDICT
Framlr.gham, Mass.. Dec. SO. Mar
tin O'Toole, Pittsburgh's J22.000 pitch-
i er, waa marrief day
to Miss Rose
STRIKE FOR A
Wen and Women Garment
Workers Tie Up Goth
ABSENCE OF DISORDER
Forty-five Halls in City Have
Been Engaged for Gather
New York, Dec. 30. Men and wom
en garment workers, to the estimat
e1 number of 123.000. went nut on a
strike in New Y'ork today, tying up ap
proximately 4,000 factories. They de
j niand higher pay and better working
Mass meetings of strikers began as
f ,rly as 4 a- m and at daylight, in a
drizzling rain, picket squads of 1L' men
had been posted at all factories affect-
el In each squad, there are at ieast
Forty-five halls throughout the city
C5!Ve beer engaged by the strikers for
gathering places. Violence has been
discountenanced by leaders, and the
Walkout was accompanied by no disor-
OTHERS TO FOLLOW.
The strike at present is confined to
makers of men's and boy's clothing.
Of the 125,000 workers in this industry
there are about 40,000 women. It is j
declared, however, that the Ladies'!
Garment Workers' union, embracing ;
70 000 workers, is preparing demands
which, if not granted, will result in a j
The total value of the product of
men's and boys' clothing mauufactur-! Los Angeles, Dec. 30. Hal Shain, a
ed in New York yearly is estimated at! wen known automobile racer, was fa
S?.j,u.000.u00. It will be a first large tallv in,:nl.rt throe thra KOI-ir,nKlv
stiike in this branch of industry here, i
KIUHT-HOl-K DAY IEIAUEO. j
Aa eight-hour ?ay, JO per cent in- j
crease in wages, a minimum of $10 a 1
ween tor gins, it ior men, aoonuon ,
I are features of the strikers' demands.
AT 5C PER QUART
today began selliag Ba'.dwin apples!
at 5 cents a quart. The apples were j
as good, they declared, as local re- (
ta.lers had been asking 12 to Id cents
tor. The sale was conducted at
Queensboro bridge market by Mrs.
Julian Heath, president of the House
wives' league of America.
Trenton, N. J., Dec.
Wilson today began his conferences ;
with democratic members of both ,
houses of congress whom he intends j
i to consult about men and policies of I
j his administration. j
j J. Hamilton Lewis of Chicago. Sena-!
tors Williams of Mississippi, Lea of ,
Tennessee and Chamberlain of Ore- ;
and Representative Rediield
were to see the governor today. It
rained hard today and the roads were
full of slush.
Iewis said after the confeience he
had called the attention of Governor
Wilson to the senatorial situation in
Illinois, the desire of his s ate to he
represented in the cabinet, and of its
wteh also to have a democrat on the
! fedeTa.1 bench.
I " 1
PAROLE LAW AUTHOR DIES
Lemon, Veteran , of Yates Pha- (
lanx and Pupil.
Bloomlngton. 111., Dec. 30. The !
death of Richard A. Lemon at Clin-:
ten at the age of 64 removes one of j
the leading lawyers of Central Illinois.
He was the author of the present pa-jj
role law and was president of the first j ,
board of pardons under Governor Tan-! :
ner. After serving through the civil 1
war in the famous Yates phalanx, be
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;
Siiell will cases. j
DEATH PENALTY SOUGHT
IN THE BURNHAM MURDER
Chicago. Dec. 30. The fate of Mrs. j j
Harriet Bumham, charged with the ; : '
murder of her husband, was placed in j j
the hands of the Jury at 11 o'clock this '!
morning. The closing argument oflij
the state demanded the death penalty , j
and attacked her defense as a "tissue;!
of lies." Mrs. Bumham was weak!;
and eeveral times seemed cn the verce ;'
jo collapre. j'
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
hurt and a number Flisrhtlv cut and I
,n fi j(. g, racep
Ebot 0Xit . the rhaned track
known as Hip "Dare Devil Race for i
ufe- jn thu conceio .1 pier at V nice
yesferdav afternoon and Dlhnced into
the crowd. Shain died a half
afier doctors sought to save
by'au operation. -Thostf
j Mrs. A. B. Atkinson, 48 years old.
, tourist from Vancouver, B. C; fractur- j
i ed lower jaw and lacerated lip.
! M. W. J. Johnson, 55 years old, t(ir- j
I ist from Madison, Wis.; left hand "rac-:
I tured and minor injuries,
j J. M. Moyc-r, 32 years old, Los An
geles; abdominal injuries. :
1 ah . : 1 1 .. , -.... ... . i
.nil mil n u. v i , c-.wi mug l (j iuq
Since early in the summer, Shain
had beeu one of the chief attractions
! at Venice, because the small size of
! tha track on which he rode and the
j the terrific speed at which he traveled.
I The cup is 70 feet in diameter at
the top and it requires a speed cf 55
miles an hour to keep an automobile
on the almost perpendicular track. A
tli in red line a foot below the top
serves as the "dead line" for the
i Shain lost control of his machine
land it went over the "dead line" and.
1 after splintering several railTng posts.
dropped to the bottom of the cup. In
arothcr 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 half 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
the 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 ha
e told the
doctors that he did not care whether
he lived or dKrwUliuugii known to
Pacific coast racing circles as "Hal"
Shain, his given name was Halver. He
was 38 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
r.tore preachers and adherents march
ed 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-ae 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 Beardatown.
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 and 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 conditiod is serious.
Two Sisters Killed by Train.
Mishawaka, Ind., Dec. 30. Marion
and Rosalie DeVinter, aged 9 and 7,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Paul De
Vinter, were instantly killed yester
day afternoon by a 1-ake Shore and
Michigan Southern passenger train.
The two children were on their way
home from church and stepped from
behind a west-boufld freight train in
the path of the passenger train, said
to be running from 40 to GO miles an
Boy Is Postal Thief.
Postal authorities at West Liberty, i
Iowa, have discovered in 13-year-old j
Russell Bochentheim, a postal thief of j
considerable skill and boldness. The I
III lad was successful in five different i
!j thefts at the West Liberty postoffice. j
each job netting him from J3 to $5.
j He was caught in the act of tapping
! the money order till by the postn.asfer
who had concealed himself behind ajcf Russi. from 18.000,000 to $40,000,
pile of niail sacks. The bay's method , 000 was received Ly the df-partment
was simple but successful. 'c state.
FIND THREE DEAD
IN CHICAGO HOME
Chicago, Dec. 30. John Klein, 35,
hU wife, Rose, 32, and Charles Wehof
fer, 34, were found asphyxiated by
gas in the Kleiu 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 tho Turkish empire as
sembled at 4 this afternoon.
The TurkB 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 tho 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
Miiior. This Russian representation
has produced a disagreeable impres
sion in Turkish official circles, as a
result of which agitation in the army
in favor of resumption of
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 cla63 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 a
cute name," she told the police.
i PRESIDENT BALKS PLAN
i TO OBTAIN MONEY FACTS
Washington, Dec. 30. President Taft
Reclined 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
Augusta,, Me., Dec. 30. Notification
Jof an increase of the capital stock of
':the International Harvester company
NOTED AID OF
Secretary of Empire,
ON A CHRISTMAS VISIT
Known as Ons of the Shrewdest
Diplomats of His Country
60 Years Old.
Stuttgart, Germany, Dec. 30. Alfred
Von Kiaenen-Waecnier. secretary of
state of the German empire, died sud
denly at his home here todav 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 this morn
ing while practically alone. He was
60 years old and a bachelor. He had
occupied the office as Imperial secre
tary since June 28, 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 Is
considered a great misfortune.
During his short period in office as
foreign secretary he was very success
ful in steering the International poli
tics of the German empire through a
period of 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 have become
Von Kiderlen-Waechter was 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 FAMILY.
He belonged to a very old Wuert
temberg family, which wan raised td
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
was predicted by President-elect Wil
son Saturday night in a speech he
made at the birthday banquet la 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 iada
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 6Cth birthday.
His speech of the afternoon was no
less notable than that delivered at
night. Standing on the portico of the
Mary Baldwin seminary, in the chapel
of which he was baptized, 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 bs
comes president of- the United States,
Mr. Wilson pledged 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
take aay reward to itself.