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SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR NO. 92.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1913. -TEX PAGES.
JRICE TWO CENTOS.
S. 1 HOME EDITION
TURK CITY ON
Adrianople is Made First
Target in Reopening of
ALL FACTS IN
Apartment House Employe
in New York Kills
Special Committee to be
Named by the Illinois
IRISH STATESMAN" 1
LOVE'S YOUNG DREAM
IN AN ALL NIGHT ATTACK
Not Even Residential Portion Is
Spared by Besieging Army
Constantinople, Feb. 4. The garri
son at Adrianople easily repulsed at
tacks last night by the Bulgarians on
the north and east froat of the fort
Jens, according to an official report.
Sofia, Bulgaria, Feb. 4. Some quar
ters of Adrianople ar in flames as a
result of the bombardment by the Bul-f-nrians
and Servians, which was re
(iimed with even more Intensity tils
morning, a cording to advices from
London, Feb. 4. There was a terrific
bombardment of the forts around Ad
rianople lust evening hy Bulgarians
unci Servians surround'ng the city to
t lie number of 100,000.
Almost at tie moment of the conclu
sion of the armistice at 7 o'clock,
Fiepe and field guns from various
points commanding the forts, opened
1 re. Xot even the residential portion
of the ity was spared. There is con-1
nd'Taliif difference of opinion as to 1
l nw long the fortress will be able to
bold out. One dispatch from Musta-
ha Pasha today, which reported a
l.esvy cannonade continued through
out the night, concluded with a proph
ecy made by th Bulgarian staff that
two weeks would suffice to force the
'l urks to capitulate.
Military men, however, who know
something about the several lines of
fnrts which form the defences of Ad-,
rianople, look for a prolonged defense
by the besieged garrison. Shukri Pa
tdia. the T'irkish commander defend
ing Adrlai.ople, has declared he will
i;t surrtnder the fortress until the
last of his soldiers are killed. Shukri
Pasha has some 40.000 men, which is
rriMuVred quit sufficient to man the
1'Tts and hold at bay a much greater
Tin- Bulgarians are said to have
f,:.i.o( meu In the province of Thrafe,
ith 4D,0K) Servian soldiers, and per- j
baps a few divisions of Greeks assist
lug them. The greater part of this j
force, however. Is compelled to remain
st the front of Tchatalja and at Galll
poll in order Ui hold the Turkish ar
mies concentrated at those places. It
is possible the allies may attack one
or both of these positions.
iHMT HAS IHI'HOVK.D.
The ottoman army at Tchatalja has
greatly Improved during the armistice.
Soldiers are better armed than they
were, sickness has diminished, sup
plies have beeo brought up In great
iiuuntities and fresh troops now man
i!ie string of powerful forts. All was
rilt-t along the Tchatalja lines at a late
)."ur this niornliig. Great drawbacks
to the success of the Turks are politi-
,il quarrels among ottoman officers,
which must tend to uudirmlne the ef
ficiency of the army.
on the other side of the Balkan pen
insula, Scutari, where Montenegrins
ur. besieging, the fortress is reported
through a correspondent of a Dutch
newspaper, to have fallen. There Is
i. (i confirmation from any other source.
Brit '.b and German warships passed
through the Dardanelles yesterday for
protection of foreign residents of Con
stantinople, and a fle'f of warships of
ether powers is anchored in Besika
l ay ready for any tmergency.
Shepards Going Abroad.
Xew York. Feb. 4 Mr. and Mrs.
Finley J. Shepard stated today they
would spend the rest of their honey
tiioon abroad. They were bound for
Bremen. They Intend to go by easy
stages to Egypt and stay abroad until
Pana Dally Herald Suspends.
Tana. 111., Feb. 4. The Pana Daily
li rald hus ceased publication after a
1 fa of 60 days. The editor, Arden
Northup. elates tbat lack of patronage
ns the cause. The plant will bo
ii)oed away from Pana.
National Corn Show,
t'olumbia. S. C, Feb. 4. Addresses
organization and operation of
raiu elevators in the central west.
h-.mI corn improvement and moisture
t niirf luents for crops featured "corn
'.!'' at the national corn show today.
The speakers included 11. F. Atwood
San Francisco A fund of $400,000 it
t-ii.g laixed by the Chinese in the
l 'iiited sraies and Canada for an army
t prelect Cbine.se interests in Mon
'ii.i against the Russians. local
iiini se already have subscribed $5.-
Btr Bwim Flomkett.
Washington Sir Horace Plunkett,
member of the British parliament and
author of note, la now In America.
He proposes to tour the country quite :
extensively before returning to Ire
land, and Is Interesting himself par-1
tioularly in the development of the : New York, Feb. 4. John Paul Far
new agricultural credit system which assistant superintendent of an
is receiving the attention of American .. , . . , ,
, , , , ,..,. I apartment house where a bomb explod-
lcrlHlA.tan& Ann RclpntiKtR Sir HnriH'p I
starts .irruiar mm-mnt i-., 1. 1
land in 1889 with the rerult that in ! 'ard Herrera, toe superintendent, caus
that country farming is now as well ! S the death of his - if;', and possibly
organized an Industry as any other I loss f Herrera's sight and the injury
business I f Sarah Fughtman. a boarder, was
Speaking before the southern com-1 arrested today on a charge of homi
mercial conere.is here recently Sir ! c,(ie after making a full confession
Horace had something to say about
farming conditions in the United
"What is it which has brought the
condition of your agriculture into a
foremost position among the ques
tions of the day?" he asked. "I think
the answer is plain. The farm lands
of the United States are not produc
ing anything like the amount of food
I which the rapidly increasing popula
j tion of the country demands. The best
leiperts are uriijiimous that the yield
I per acre might be enormously increas
ed without any serious difficulty. The
American farmer has now. through
the department of agriculture, the
agricultural colleges and universities
and the agricultural press, all the edu
cational facilities and information
which are needed for an advanced hus- :
bandry. Transportation facilities are I
ample, and freight charges are low,
compared with European rates. The
price of agricultural produce has gone
up some 80 per cent in the last 10
"In spite of all these advantages,
the actual amount of food produced
has not increased nearly as rapidly
as the population of the country, and
It is abundantly evident that for
some cause or other the farmer is
not rising to his opportunities. It
looks as if, had prices remained sta
tionary during the lust 10 years, the
farmers would have been bankrupt,
and It Is quite ce.rtain that unless
some great change takes place soon,
America will be hard set to feed it
self." The Weather
Forecast Till 7 p, m. Tomorrow for
Rock ioUnd, Davenport. Mollr.e,
Generally fair tonight and Wednes
day, colder tonight with the lowest
temperature about zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 8. Highest
yesterday, 2j, lowest last night, 7.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. in., 5 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. in., 49, at
7 a m , 74.
J. M. SUERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5:11. rises 7:07. Evening
tars: Venus. Saturn. Morning stars:
Kiturn, Jupiter. Mars.
Duluth Lumber men met here to
change, if possible, the shipping point
basis of the lumber prices from Min
neapolis, the present base, to Duluth.
Memphis, Tenn. Advices from Beu
lah. Miss, say the gap in the Missis
sippi river levee, near that place,
was increased 50 feet in width Mon
day. The crevatse now is 1,100 feet
Kansas City The third trial of Dr.
B. Clarke Hyde for the murder of
Colonel Thomas H. Swope will proceed
without the discharge of the entire
jury because of the illness of Juror
Carl V. Higgius.
Capital Stock Increased.
Directors of the Midland Motor com
pany of East Moline met yesterday and
increased the capital stock of the cor
poration from $10j,'H'0 to 3u0.o00, to
provide means for expansion and in
Boston, Feb. 4. Several society
women today Joined hundreds of strik
ers in picketing 40 shops affected by
a walkout of 5.000 garment workers.
Women pickets were warned by strike
leaders not to resort the violence.
JUDGE IS ONE VICTIM
But Latter Escapes Daughter
Put Out of Way Because of
P(i Sunday night in 'he rcoms of Ber- t
to the police. To illustrate his con
fession the prisoner constructed at
police headquarters a bomb similar
to that exploded in the Herrera flat.
Farrell's motive, according to the
police, was revenge for impending dis
charge. The bomb was so much like the ones
exploded in the homes of Judge Rosal
sky and Mrs. Helen Taylor, the police
hoped to connect Farrell with those
crimes. Mrs. laylor was. killed. j
SLAVS HIS ! f.HTF.H.
Later Farrell astonished the police j
by calmly reciting how he sent the j
bomb which killed Mrs. Helen Taylor,
a year ago, adding that Mrs. Taylor
was his daughter. Next Farrell solv
ed the mystery surrounding the send- j
ing of a bomb last year to Judga Ros- j
alsky. Finally, he explained thi !
death of "Kid" Walker, slain in 1SST.
He slew Mrs. Taylor, he said, be
cause she was his daughter and had
gone wrong. Walker was killed, he
declared, by a man named estrange.
cause Walker had caused Mrs.
STIRRED BT SENTENCE.
The attempt on Rosa.sky's life, he
added, was made because the judge
had sentenced a criminal, unnamed,
to 2d years' imprisonment. The bomb
was sent to the judge by a man known
Mo Farrell only as Tony,
i Herrera's life was sought because
i Herrera rai l he would discharge him
' from his job as janitor. Before the
' astonished detectives the maker of
j the deadly bombs constructed a dum-
mv internal machine, explained how
j he made it. what he put in it, how he j
; operated it and wiiat the damage :
would be if a person should open it. :
The Taylor and Rosalsky bombs, he
said, were entrusted to the mails.
OM,Y MEANT TO SCARE.
In the case of Herrera, he crept up
stairs when Herrera was away and
placed the bomb, wrapped in
pasteboard, on the landing outside his
door. He insisted, however, he in
tended only to scare the family.
Arrested yesterday as a "material
witness," Farrell confessed only after
an all night grilling.
"Unless this man is crazy," said
Commissioner Dougherty, "we have
caught the most dastardly criminal
that has come to the attention of the
police in 50 years."
WHO OF BRANDT CASE.
The attempt on Rosalsky's life was
made during the height of the Brandt
case at the time when interest focused
on the 30-year sentence imposed by
the judge on Brandt, Mortimer Schiff's
valet. The instrument se.it to the jur
ist's home was placed on a table. He
did nct l'ke its appearance and notified
the bureau of combustibles
Owen opened it in the library. An ex
plosion followed and his hand was
maimed and his face aad shoulders
"Kid" Walker was shot down on the
Bowery 26 years ago. His taking off
caused a sensation at the time, but the
slayer was never found.
I.IKE BOX OF CANDY.
Mrs. Taylor, or Grace Wa'.ker. was
killed a year ago by an infernal in
strument made to resemble a box of
randv (tnrt mailed s.t th flrand On.
tral station. Opening it. .he was in -
s'antly killed, and until today the
identity of the assassin was unknown.
COLONEL NORMAN COOPER
IS SUDDENLY SUMMONED
Oberlin, Ohio, Feb. 4. Colonel Ncr. I
man Cooper, an attorney of Brooklyn.!
N. Y., died suddenly here of heart
trouble. For many years he edited the
official newspaper of the Grand Army
of the Republic at Sturgis, Mich.
Illinois Woman, 110, Dies.
Sterling III Feh 4 M rs rarM
Blue of Morrison, the oldest woman in
nilcoi. died yesterday, aged 110 years.
Mrs. Blue was born in South Carolina.
Bill Prohibits Hazing.
Austin. Texas. Feb. 4. A bii! i.itro-
due-'d iato the legislature prohibita
the hazing of students.
IN A TUMBLE
Business Decline Explanation of
Fall in New York
--Kework, JTeh, 4. Decline of more
than fifty million dollars in aggregate
market value of seats n the New York
stock exchange is one measure of the
depths of Wall street's gloom. The
latest sale of a seat was made for
J18.000, precisely one-half of the high
record reached in r.n9. On the as
sumption that $4S,000 represents the
present marketable va.ue of a seat,
the total shrinkage, on paper at least,
oi 1,100 seats in the exchange, is
532,800,000. Last November a seat
sold at $69,000. On the same basis
the decline in about three months is
Declining business is the explana-
tion of tha decline in seat price.
, ARE WITHDRAWN
Washington, Feb. 4. Investigation of
; charges of corrupt practices in the
election of Senators Watson a'nd Chil
ton of est, Virginia was halted today
when the senate committee on elec
tions received a letter from Li. G.
j Shock, a member of the West Virginia
'house of delegates, in which he with
drew statements upon which Governor
' Glasscock and others petitioned the
; senate to investigate. Shock's letter
! is said by the senate committee to be
: in effect a declaration that his charge
of having been paid $1,000 and offered
I more to vote for Watson and Chilton,
iwas an effort to aid the candidacy of
i. 70hn McGraw, candidate in opposition
! to Watson.
The committee's further action will
be delayed pending statements both
(senators have said they will make on
i the floor of the senate.
INCREASED GRAIN RATES
HELD UP BY COMMISSION
Washington, Feb. 4. Proposed in
creases in freight rates on grain,
ranging from one to three cents per
1 100 Pounds frm Pint8 in Iowa- South
I Dakota and Minnesota to Chicago,
Milwaukee and other points, for ship
inert east, were suspended today by
the commerce commission until Aug
S. An inquiry into northwestern
?rain ratet BOW ln progress
MFW HAPS' flRFlFRFn
FOR THE POLICEMEN
Rock Island's police force is soon to
be equipped with new visored caps
j cf the latest and most metropolitan
desiBn- an order fr thera havtnK bee
' 10 Chicago wholesale house by
Chief James Brinn of the department
J The caps are attractive and useful
i as well as they have flaps which fold
up when r.ot in use and which, when
' neaded. will prevent the coppers' ears
BOMB HURLED AT
OFFICER KILLS 20
Foochow, China, Feb. 4. A bomb
thrown at tie civil governor of Foo
chow today killed 20 bystanders, but
the governor escaped. The bomb
thrower was arrested.
CO. WORKER HELD
Chicago, Feb. 4. The suspect held
in connection with the daring holdup
of the Stockyards special train of the
Adams Express company last Friday
night was identified today as John
Jones, a former employe of the express
company, and recently uncharged.
Jones is said to have given the police
important information bearing on the
Three boys, two 17 and one 1, con-
fessed today to a long list of burglar-
ies and thefts covering a year.
Two negroes entered a south side
upholstery store at noon, knocked the
clerk unconscious with a milk bottle
and bound him with a rope. Finding
no money, they set fire to a Quantity
of excelsior in the basement. The
clerk regained consciousness and freed
himself. The fire loss was small.
GALERO LIAR ON
Mexico City, Feb. 4. "I lied to the
American government for 10 months,
telling them the Mexican revolution
would be over in six weeks. I was
forced to invest my diplomatic mission
with a domino and a mask."
This statement was made by Man
uel Galero, formerly Mexican ambas
sador to the United States, during a
discussion of a loan measure in the
senate last night. He continued:
The department of finance has not
painted the situation as it really is.
and we should speak the truth though
it destroys us. The truth is the situ
ation is desperate.'
created a tremendous sensation.
BODY OF MISSING SOCIETY
MAN IS FOUND NEAR LAKE
Cleveland, Feb. 4 The body of Ifo-
mer Everett, a young society and bus-
iness man. who
peared Saturday night, was found this
afternoon on the lake shore in Lake
wood Foothigh cliff. It is believed w'ntn
taken sick at a house-warmiris.-, he
wandered out in a daze and fell over
The body was found by two young
clerks, who bad obtained a leave of
absence and who will probably divid-i
the $1,000 reward offered by Sylvester
Everett, the millionaire father. The j
cliff is 60 feet high. j
WOULD MAKE IT A CRIME
TO LIVE IN A BASEMENT
Chicago, Feb. 4 Enactment of a
law making it a criminal offense for
any family to live in a basement was
urged today by Cbarles Ball, chief san -
itary Inspecror of the city, before Uie
Chicago real estate board. He said
basements were Injurious to health.
Wife, Alleged Victim, to Deny
He Attempted to Kill
Aiken, S. C. Feb. 4. Fred D. Beach,
a New York millionaire, was placed on
trial today charged with assaulting his
wife, Camilla H. Beach, with Intent to
A jury was secured in 22 minutes.
Beach and his wife sat at their coun-
1 sels table, chatting gaily for an hour
before the case was called.
Mrs. Beach was the victim of a nrys
: terious attack the night of Feb. 20
last She was assaulted while stand
ing on the lawn of the Beach home
; here and received a serious cut in the
j throat. Mrs. Beach asserted her as
sailant was a negro. After an inves-
: tigation by city authorities, a warrant
was issued for the arrest of Beach.
Repeatedly he has denied the charge.
It is understood Mrs. Beach will re
iterate her story of the attack.
LOAN SHARK BILL
SIGNED BY TAFT
Washington, Feb. 4. "Loan sharks '
in the capital credited with doing an
enormous business with government
clerks received a blow today when
President Taft signed the "loan shark
bill limiting their charges and also
those of pawnbrokers to 1 per cent
An effort in the senate to have
former Senator Bailey's farewell ad
dress presented as a public document
was defeated by an objection of Smoot.
The house interstate commerce com
mittee cancelled all hearings for ses
sion owing to pressure of business In
Authority for federal seizure of mer
chandise Imported by trusts or under
Illegal contracts was provided in the
Morris bill which passed the senate to-
day. It has already passed the house.
Suicide Laid to Film Show.
Rockford, 111., Feb. 4 Carl Olson,
separated from his bride of three
months following a auarrel. committed
suicide kv inhalinz eas. His act is be-
- ; iievt.,i t0 have been Dromnted bv seelne
motion pictures suggesting his own
Cardinal Nagle Dead.
j Vienna, Austria, Feb. 4. Cardinal
! Franz X Vatrle. flj-chhlshon of Vienna.
j jg dea(j.
BUTTON ON BACK
MUST BE LARGER
Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 4. Repre -
stntatlve Hay Introduced today a bill
prohibiting women wearing dresses
; that button up the back unless the
buttons are large as dollars. The bill
provides a fine to $1 to $3 with a Jail
j sentence tor persistent offenders.
O'HARA FOR WHIPPING
Lieutenant Governor Believes
Revival of Post Is Only Ef
Springfield. 111., Feb. 4. Lieutenant
Governor O'Hara inaugurated bis ad
ministration as presiding officer of the
senate this morning by starting a cru
sade against white slavery. He de-
olared himself in favor of restoring
the whipping post as the only adequate
punishment for such offenders and
recommended appointment of a com
mittee to Investigate the white slavs
trafflo In the report to this or the 49th
Senator Beall offered a resolution
drafted in line with O'Hara'a sugges
tion creating a committee of five for
this purpose. It provides that the
president of the senate be chairman
of the committee and that the others
consist of two democrats and two re
publicans. The rules were suspended
and the resolution was brought up for
Immediate consideration. After an ex
tended debate the resolution was
adopted 35 to 0. Hay, who opposed
immediate consideration, declined ta
O'HARA AJHfOCWCES POUCT.
In assuming the duties of his office,
Lieutenant Governor O'Hara address
ed the senate as follows: "Gentlemen,
I feel In going Into office as your
presiding officer It would not be in
appropriate on my pan to address a
few remarks setting forth the polley
that should guide us the next four
"Any senator looks as good to me
as any other senator, and during the
four years I shall not discuss unfav
orably any member of this body and
shall not say one unkind word in
private conversation or public discus
sion. That is my pledge.
"On the other hand, I shall expect
from every senator the same courtesy,
fairness and justice, and shall expect
that we co-operate to give the people
of Illinois laws that they demand, and
that we set before them an example
they will respect."
AI1JOI RVKH TILL TIKSOAV.
Appropriation bills for most of the
expense of the legislature were passed
by the senate and minor appointments
wtre announced by the lieutenant gov
A perfunctory session was held by
thf house and by joiut resolution ad
journment was taken until frext Tues
day, when balloting for United States
senators for the long and short terms
is expected to begin.
CRUSH AT RHCKI'TION.
Thousands of friends and well
wishers of Governor and Mrs. Dunne
hurried to the executive mansion last
night to do them honoi It seemed
as if all reached the magnificently
illuminated retidence at once and it
was more than the delegation of na
tional guards could do to handle them
properly and keep them in line.
The crush was bo great that the
crowds at the door swarmed far back
of the doorway and stood ankle deep
In snow on the lawn waiting for ad
mittance. It took a full hour to make
the Journey from the outside, past the
receiving line and back again to tha
Scores of visitors who dressed
themselves In their best finery stood
dismayed at Bight of the crush outside
and went back to the hotel lobbies and
tbe. steam radiators. Others gained
admittance by using the kitchen door
and the back stairways.
KK( KIVBH B' IH. IH K.
Mrs. Dunne extended a gracious
hand to the hundreds that grasped
here and had a smile and bow for every
one that had braved the snow. The
governor plainly was tired, but he, too.
beamed a cordial welcome to the long
line that scraped by him in rubbers
and overcoats and mackintoshes.
Mrs. Dunne herself was a picture in
black moire, real lace and diamonds,
with some bright flowers in her cor
sage. Her young daughters, who .are
true Irish beauties, with pink checks,
gray eyes and dark hair, were not in
the receiving line, but could be seen
among the other guests.
The path marked out for the guests
was a straight and nam I one. They
entered by the usual basement door,
pPFSd directly through the reception
hall and met the governor and his
' ptrty, then were ushered through the
east side drawing rooms, through the
breakfast room, ending unexpectedly
in the butler's pantry and so ont In
tho cold, cold world, while the band
played "Masters In the Cola, Col