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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 95.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
iS. H01f EDITION
TO SEE PU JO
IN COIN QUIZ
Chairman of Money Trust
Committee at Jekyl
UNTERMYER WITH HIM
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Inland, Davenport. Molina,
Fair tonight and Saturday, not much
change In temperature, the lowest tem
perature tonight will be about 10 de
Temperature at 7 a. m. 9. Highest i
yesterday 24, lowest last night 8.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 11 miles '
Precipitation none. '
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 57 at 7
a. m. 2.
i. M. SHERJEK. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow I
Pun sets 5:25. rises 7:"4. Evening
tars: Venus. Saturn. Morning stars:
Saturn, Jupiter. Mara.
SHOE LAST IS
NO LONGER IN
Federal Court Makes
Short Work of Unlaw
BEACH SET FREE
BY AIKEN JURORS
First Hand Information Wanted
On Deals in Amalgamated.
Urunswlrk, (la., Feb. 7. Chairman
rnj' of th'1 house money trust com-
Sbrnuel Vntermyer, the
lawyer, with a n-th.ua of .the ,0DgXpec,ed report of the bwrea i
to Brunswick today to at- t)f corporations to b subxitted to;
t'-nipt. to wrest from William Rocke
feller's lips the n'crets of bis financial
eareer im the active agent of the so
alied Standard Oil group of bankers.
'1 he hearing will In- h Id at Jekyl is
land, whore the palsied ana aJmoht
oiccles oil magnate has agreed to
in-sent himself for such an examlna-
REPORT REVEALS !
Washington, Feb. 7. The vast or
ganization of the $140,O00,e,i0 interna- j
tional Harvester company and i's im
portant relation to the farmer through
control of a substantial proportion of
agricultural machinery Is disclosed in
Aiken, S. C, Feb. 7. The society
colony of Aiken turned out In force
today to attend what is expected to be
the last day of tie trial of Frederick
Beach, a millionaire, charged with a
murderous assault on his wife.
Congressman Byrnes. Judge W. Q.
Davis and Colonel D. S. Henderson ad
dressed the Jury in behalf of the de
fense, "Would you convict a yellow dog of
anything on the evidence that has been
offered against Beach here" asked
After a short recess. Prosecutor Gun
ter began the closing argument.
The prosecutor attacked the story
told by Mrs. Beach, terming It a
"mere fabrication." He said It was
absurd for her to claim a negro forced
hei to the ground with his two htrtids
and afterwards hit her over the head
with a stick that she said he was car
rying when he entered the yard.
"The story was made up by Beach
and afterwards corroborated by Mrs.
Detroit. Mich., Feb. 7. 'The hoot ! Beach for his protection," the prose-
am! 6hoe last trust," fixing its alleged eutor continued.
pi ice on practically every last sold in The Beach case went to the jury at
the United States, was dissolved here 1 1:14 p. m.
today by the federal government in ! Beach was found not, guiltv.
SENT OUT TO
SUIT ARMIES ;
GET HEAVY FINES
IS CINCH IN BUSINESS
Prices of Unpatented Articles
Controlled Through License
Difficult to Obtain Accur
ate Stories on War
TURK VICTORY DENIED
Bulgarians Claim No Losses
Among Force From the
ti'ni an his physician and lawyers al- j Milwaukee companies. Since turn
President Taft within a few days.
It points out that the International
Harvester company, organized In n"2,
brought under one control, through J.
P. Morgan fc Co., as underwriters, five
great concerns manufacturing harvi st
ing machinery and twine the M'Ccr
mlck, Dc-ering, Piano, Champion ami
London, Feb. 7. War reports thus
far received here are viewed with
considerable skepticism, since It Is
well understood they are merely re
flected views the respective army head-
Washington, Feb. 7. Eight men
caught in the government's bucket
shop crusade, paid fines aggregating ;
50.000 in the district supreme court i
today. Louis Cells, of St Louis and j
Angela Cell a and Samuel Adler of New j
York pleaded guilty and were fined
$10,000 each. Oscar Rarpel of Jersey '
City pleaded guilty and was fined $5.- j
000. William Fox of Baltimore and
Charles Alley of Washington pleaded
nolle contendre and were fined $2,500
Cases agafnst eight others were dis
missed. C. A. Tllles of St. Louis pleaded nolle
contendre and was fined $10,000.
ALL OF FACTS
President Requested to
Make a Statement Re
IN FOR FORTY DAYS
In. NeituT I'tijo nor VnUrmyer are
Incl'liMl to St! reject the enfeebled Wit
tiesx to a grilling that would harm
fully affect his health.
H( T FOR KR OIU).
Two Incidents in the financial career
i t Rockefeller were the object of the
long iIium.' that, ended in today's visit
is said the parent corporation has
been increased by the acqui.-it:o:i of
the Osborne company and otht r ora-
nlzatlons, through which the concern
I has spread its business to various sj',
Isldiary lines, suh as farm wagons,
i gasoline and alcohol engines, cr- am
! separators, tractors and manure
to JekU Inland. I'ntermyer wanted to ' rs-
tet Into the record the hlstorv of the I t ' estimated that perhaps
lion of the Amalgamated Copper com-1
t.:,nv in I'iMI unrl t rn n vinet I in u In Amiit.
iiu.ated sto( k In V.mC, when the secur- j ar'
i'.H'H. lifter a dizzy climb to about 120
po.nts, dropped to 42.
Rockefeller, th late H. II. Rogers.
.MurciiH Italy. Thomas Lawson and
others organized the Amalgamated, ao
iimi! hi; to the testimony already be
fore tne committee, acquiring the stock
cent of the harvesters, 75 per cent of
the mowers and 50 per cent of the
binder twine used in the 1'nitr-d Slates
made by the Interra'ona! Har
vester comnanv. Ste k to the amount
of $3,4r,oOti, It is declared, was issti-d
to J. P. Morgan & Co. for serv'e a n!
1 gal expenses in organizing l!i cant
The commissioner c' corporations
discusses the operation of the company
. f Boston and Montana. Butt wd m oeuui. imhuudk to u.e iaci.:i,i.. uii
lioston. and other copper producing otter Industries, the wholesale
companies, which later were sold toldeaIer absent, the manufacturer
the new concern at a big Increase In ! Bf"11,nS daftly to the retailer. Par-
i.rir Ir.termver wnnted the detail ! tlcular attention Ib paid to the practice
' the deal from Rockefeller himself.
Mi'.TAI. l ITLT HELD RACK.
Other testimony before the commit
tee showed that In 1!'7 the Vnited
Metals Selling company, controlled by
Rockefeller and Ropers, which han
dled for producers about fiO ;mr cent
of tile coi
of the company In enrer:ng into con- I
tracts with retail dc:i 'rs, estaMish- !
lng them as agencies for the ?aie of
the company's products.
The $1.0ii'V'i0 IntTtiatlonal Har
vester company cf Aawrita is describ
ed as simply lh: s hiri;; pgency for thi
. , . ' . ,, entire output f all the fj'-torles of the
mtrys oopper outjmt, held ,
buck the bulk of tho product from sale, . ... , '
tt.. noi.t 0-, svi.iFiniar.es.
'"""""uu '"- '.'- - - - j.r,.sid(,Ilt T;tft t3
renin a puilliu. .I'-uiiLiine ni ex- i
t hauges dealings in Amalgamated
were actlvp at high prices.
In Octotwr tjie metal was released,
end the price dropped to 13 cents, and
Amalgamated stock, on a falling mar-j
lift, dropped to 42. j
HiM.vno ok nF.i.s ocuvjiit. I
Tli relation between the "corner"
of the Metals Selling company and the
.gorous campaign in Amalgamated In
ihe stock ni;-rkot was what I'ntermycr
v anted to get from Rockefeller.
From Brunswick I'ntermyer wi'.l con.
iintie south to Palm Reach, 1'la . w here
i e will spend two weeks framing his
teport on the money trust investiga
tion. Pujo, I'ntermyer, their secretaries,
and a nuufher of flewspaper rneu were
'nketi to Jekyl island shortly after
heir arrival. It was announced the
examination would be private and
newspapers would not be represented.
i: ii tki niMi o ri i ri).
After an exutnlnat iou of scarcely Z
liuiiiites by l'nterniyT. Rockefeller
showed signs of a laryngeal spasm and.
indications of sn approaching nervous
collapse. At the insistence of his phy
sicians tho examinatiou was discon-t;nul.
r.g nr-ted by :
counsel for the harvester company to
withhold the details of the bun-a-i's '
rejiort from .,hlic3ti.,n unMl the pv tul- '
lng sntl trust s i't aa.nst the corpora- i
tion instit,ut3d Ly Attorney General i
Wlckersham hi-s be.-n competed The
president will make his decision hen
the report reaches him. I
M.u h of th'? J'.nai data for the bu- !
reuu's r'jMiit was obtained from the
testimony gathered by the government
in tho anti trust suit which is being
pr secuted under the immediate direc
tion of Edwin P. (;i'oc :;.-, sp'diil
as.-istant to the attorn.-y trm ral
The department of jus.tic j opened its
records in this rescv. t to the commis
sioner of corporation.
ASK LESS BIRTHS
IN NEW ZEALAND
"Wellington, New Zealand, Feb. 7.
Resolution were adopted at the Christ
church labor union meeting today urg
ing citizens of New Zealand to do all
in their power to lessen the birth rate.
Believing the compulsory defense
act a blot on the record of a civilised
country, the union asks that births be
kept down so as to have a less number
of youths who must take the compul
sory military training.
HELD FRIENDLY NATION
United States Marines Turned
Loose Against Native
BY COURT RULING
Madison, Wis., Feb. 7. Judge Stev
ens, in an opinion today, declined to
make permanent the injunction re
straining Governor McGovern from com
pelling Insurance Commissioner Ekern
to vacate his office and give way to
Iewis Anderson, the governor's ap
pointee. The court held it was not empower
ed to determine the validity and effect
of the governor's removal order against
Ekern. The court's interpretation of
the case, after citing a decision in a
similar proceeding. Indicates Ekern
may be left in possession of the of
fice until title thereto has been tried I shipment of liquor Into "dry" states.
Washington, Feb. 7. A resolution
calling on President Taft for a state
ment for the reason why American
marines invaded Nicaragua last sum
mer and "took forcible occupation of
territory friendly to our nation and
entered armed combat with its citi
zens," was Introduced in the senate
by Senator William Alden Smith of
Michigan, chairman or the committee
investigating conditions on the Mexi
Commerce and industry in the Inter
ior of Mexico are reported paralysed
by a railroad strike. An American
copper Bmelter at Matchuala, San
Luis Potosi, will close tomorrow be
cause it is Impossible to receive sup
plies. PATSTEB ATTACKS KDTVON BIX.I..
"When a member of this body is
charged with the duty of constructing
the constitution, the question of the
effect his decision may have on his
personal fortunes should not for a mo
ment be considered. When such
thought enters his mind he should with
due haste exclaim: 'Get thee behind
me, Satan.' " Senator Paynter of Ken
i tucky thus began a speech in the sen-
ato today In opposition to the Kehyon-
Sheppard liquor bill, which prohibits
by quo warranto proceedings.
Princeton, N. J.,- Feb. 7. Princeton
will say good-bye to Governor Wilson
the evening of Saturday, March 1,
two days before he departs for Washington.
Plans for a big farewell demonstra
tion, in which students, faculty, neigh
bors and town folk generally will par
ticipate, were announced today by
Joseph Hoff, member of the stato dem
ocratic committee and intimate friend
of Wilson. The farewell probably
will take the form of a reception at
tho Wilson bungalow. A big parade
from the center of town will inarch
down Cleveland lano to the Wilson
BILL OFFERED TO
CUT LIVING COST
AT PEORIA HAS
A $225,000 FIRE
Peoria, I1.!.. Feb. 7. Damage esti
mated at $;25.yu0 was caused this
n.ornicg when fire destroyed the wheel
house, grinding hou, steel room and
blacksmith iihop of the Arery Manu
The fire originated when the mech
anism in tiie oil furnace failed to
work, and in a few seconds the room,
in which 1,mi were working, was en
(M..,,i in flames. Fifty men crawl
ed out on their hands and knees. One
man injured nhile trying to stop
the flow of oil
quick time. Immediately following the ;
filing of a civil anti-trust suit against
the Krentler-Arnold Hinge company i
and numerous other last manufactur-'
ers w ith whom it was allied by agree- i
nicnts, tnlted States District Judge
Tuttle entered a decree terminating
license agreements insofar as they fix
ed the price of unpatented lasts and
dissolving a club through which the
alleged violation of the Sherman law
was accomplished. The decree in ef
fect lays down the broad principle that
is unlawful to tie together patented
and unpatented articles so as to fix
the price of an unpatented commodity.
Neither the government's petition nor
the decree questions the right of a
patentee to fix the price of a patented
SOME OF DEFENDANTS.
Among the many defendants are:
Krentler-Arnold Hinge Last com
pany, Detroit; Krentler-Broscomp, De
troit; Rebhun company, Cincinnati;
fct Louis Last company, fet. Louis
RURAL MAIL MAN
Mudisou. Wis., Feb. 7. A direct
nioe for lower cost of living came
iu o the assembly today in the form
o? a b:'.l introduced by Speaker Hull.
It put onsun.ers in the cities in
direct communication w ith the farmer,
country dealer and merchants.
It wou.d wipe out to a large degree
the high profits of the middleman.
It provides an industrial commission
shall make and publish a list of in
dividuals who deaire to purchase
farm produce direct from farmers, j ci.icago LaSt and Die company, Bos
cre.ynerics. luese factories and coun- ; ,on t ,st company: Rochester Last
try dealers. The commission is author- works; New York Last company: John
I l7ed to advertise that the state of j pej; anj Sons, Newark, N. J.; Phila
Wisconsin is prepared to furnish delphia Pattern and Last company;
rimers, S. C Feb. 7. A novel ad
; venture is reported here by Edgar
' Phillips, a rural mail carrier. While
i covering his route, with two Infants
and a w ooden leg among his "parcels,"
' Phillips was attacked by a wildcat, and
1 for a moment lives and mail were in
i danger cf being carried away. Select
ing the wooden leg as the most avail-
quarters desire to spread. Yesterday's
report from Constantinople of losses
inflicted by the Turkish fleet on the
Bulgarian army advancing through the
Peninsula of Gallipoli was today de
nied by the Bulgarian war otlice at
BOMBAKDMTIVT CiOES ON.
The Bulgarian staff asserts also that
the Ottoman force that attempted to
advance from Tchatalja in the direc
tion of Izzedin was quickly repu.sed
by Bulgarians after suffering heavy
The bombardment of Adrianople con
tinues without any appreciable advan
tage to either side. In Germany-
it is asserted if operations of the
Pilot Forced Passenger.
Queenstown, Feb. 7. The seas were
so terrific outside the Queenstown har
bor when the liner Baltic sailed today
that the local pilot could not be taken
off and was obliged to proceed with
the vessel to New York.
Paynter said he would like to have the
respect and approval of the people urg
ing the passage -of the law. He con
demned the bill on the ground it violat
ed the constitution In that it surren
dered to each "dry" state entire con
trol over the interstate commerce of
DIC TION RIF.S IN DEMAND.
Dictionaries were In great demand
today in the senate. Martin declared
Clark, chairman of the Judiciary com
mittee, had given only "platitudinal
assurances" of what was to be done
with the Clayton anti-Injunction bill.
Nelson asserted that "Marfan was go
ing at the question with "whangdoodlu
haste." Martin retorted that TTo be
lieved there had been "changdoodle
delay" but admitted he didn't know
what it meant.
"Williams of Mississippi, a great au
thority on such phrases, isn't here to
help me out," he added.
.tlll.ll HfcMH.I TION 4 DOITED.
The Garner resolution calling on At
torney General Wlckersham for pa
pers relating to an order withholdihs
the. serving of warrants against Stan
dard Oil officials was adopted by tho
le weapon, however, Phillips wield- i ne8 actually threaten the forts d
ed it and put the cat to rout. The par
cels were delivered none the worse for
I Heiress Breaks Her Troth.
San Francisco, Feb. 7. The betroth
al of Miss Elizabeth Modlni Wood,
heiress and belle of Los Angeles, to
: Captain James Campbell Besley jolo
1 1 J I .......... , 1 1
piaer aim mJiuici ui luiiuue, una ueeu
broken off on a report of detectives
that Besley has a wife in this city.
means f direct marketing to con
suiuers in the cities. Persons desir
i ing to deal direct with farmers and
I country dealers for farm produce have
; to ti'.b applications w ith the commis
sion. The pari el po.-t and express
iil be used to transport produces.
Former Justice Carter Dead.
inating the Dardanelles, the powers
will abandon their position as mere
DOG BRAIN GAINS
Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 7. Recc.
Aids Monument Dealers.
Topeka, F b. 7. Senator Wolf
troduced a bill giving monument re
tailers a lieu on stoned they place over
graves. No inscription will be carved
on stones until monuments are paid
for. After a certain length of time, if
the monument is not paid for, it may
be sold at public auction.
Whips Wife Beater at Post.
Frederick, Md., Feb. 7. Released
from jail window bars, to which he
had been handcuffed while given 15
labhes for wlfo beating, Robert Phil
ip- ! lips, a city employe, turned to sher
iff Pagan, who applied tho lash, and,
clasping Pagan's hand, said: "Much
obliged, sheriff." After being convict
ed Phillips preferred the whipping
post to 60 days in jail or a fine of $115.
alternatives decreed by tho court.
Boy of 11 Kills Brother of 10.
Wi.kebbarre, Pa., Feb. 7. Lying in
ambush like a "real soldier" and in
tending to give only a "scare," Fred
Schiber, aeed 11, fchot and killed hi.H
brother, Warron, aged 10, in their
home yesterday. The slayer was found
later In school. He was bordering on
hysteria. The parents were at a ses
sion of Shriners when the tragedy
Wctr.en Ask SC50.OOO School Gift.
Wa-lr; ,-un. Fb. 7. With a view
: i. .sir.g Jjfei.ooo by popular sub
s pti' n for the erection of a new
ci .p..d. the Catholic university w ill
:.J - ibseription books throughout
; .ii i i iiulry. Wuiin d started the pro-j-
t, which has tho indorsement of
( ardinal Gibbons.
F. B. Lyons Passes.
North Cuba, New York, Feb. 7.
Frank B. Lyou, aged 50, doorkeeper of
tho house cf representatives from
1S02 to 1909, is dead.
George H. Van Pelt, Chicago; Edwin i
O Krentler, Detroit; Charles S. Den
The defendants manufacture, it was
declared. 75 to 80 per cent of all shoe
and boot lasts in the United States '
sr.d thus dominated control as far as
price was concerned, the entire inter
CONTROLLED TBTROCGH CI. I B.
The price was fixed and unreason
, ably hirh profits obtained, it was de
I clared, largely through an organization
' known as the Cary club, composed en-
i.oveiy Wichita. Kan.. Feb. 7. Four days'
of W. A. Smith of Kalamazoo, for
Quincy, I1L, Feb. 7. Joseph N. Car-' of whose train the dura of a dog's of William Burgess. CI, today. He be-
TWO MEN TC JOIN
ter. formerly an Illinois supreme court I i,rain
justice, died yesterday here, following:
a stroke of paralysis. He was 69 years
ANOTHER GAM IN
was substituted Wednesday,
i seems certain, according to physicians
at the university hospital. Smith was
affected by abseess of the brain and
when the diseased portion was remov
ed the dura, which is the outer mem
brane of the brain and spinal cord of
a dog, was substituted.
New York, Feb. 7. Another gam-
Murphy Insures Players. titely of licensees of the Krentler-Ar-! bier has come to the aid of the dia-
Chicago. Feb. 7 President Murphy : noi(j company, which instead of manu-j triet attorney, it ias announced today
10 aisciose ponce grait.
tame ill after eating dinner.
New York, Feb. 7. The statement
of the Copper Iroducers' association
for January shows an increase of
stocks on hand of 17,500,000 pounds.
of the Chicago Nationals announced i facturing its patented lasts and their
he had Insured the live of Manager parts exclusively, i6sued license agree-
Evers and Catchers Archer and Bres
nahan for 50.o00 each for the present
year, as a business proposition. Mur
phy said he did cot think be could re
place ether of the three piaj v rs for
merits, it was said, to other manufac
turers in which the latter agreed to
maintain prices of all lasts in accord
ance with a schedule of prices fur
nished ty th Krentler-Arnold com-psry.
He is James
Purcelle, & gambling bouse proprietor.
Purcelle has been "under cover" since
the beginning of Becker's trial for the
murder of Gambler Rosenthal. He
will give the names of men to whom
he made payments and the dates they
Hamburg German and Dutch
scanishlp lines announced the steer-
' ' i-f rate from Europe to Canada would
Member of Jury Drops Dead. ; b.; cut t0 30 j cut includes also
St. Louis, Feb. 7. Iouis Duffy, a! the Austro-American service from
member of a jury in a libel case in! Trieste,
the circuit court, dropped dead beri
while the jury wis considering the j Philadelphia Washington was de
evidence and preparing a verdict. By iciiied upon as the place for next year's
agreement of . -ounsel. the cae was ' convention of the International' Cus
sent back to the remaining 11 jurors, j torn Cutters' congress. These officers
- (were elected: Allen Peters, Wilkes
Gunboat to Honduras. i barre. Pa., president; W. J
Washington, Feb. 7. The gunboat ; Chicago, vice, president: J.
New York, Feb. 7. "Try our rubber
heels; try our court piaster; try our
soap; try our sun; cure for blisters."
These are but. a few of many re
questa "General" Rosa.ie Jones is re
ceiving from manufacturing linns de
siring advertisement in the approaeri
ing suffraget inarch to Washington.
I Her rnil is flooded daily with sam
! pies of the various articles. Profiting
: fro-u the recent march to Albany, 'be
I tretieral has provided for each ineiii
j ber of this trip a kit of selected medi
cal supplies. This tiiM" a .o her army
j will go uniformed in cloak and hood
i of flannel after ti e manner of thu
I pilgrims of old. Twelve women, in
cluding two of th" original "hikers"
to Albany, have prormseu io wain,
every step of the journey.
Tv.n mere men. Ernest Stevens, a
' member of the Men's Walking club of
! Philadelphia, snd George Wend', Jr.,
of Albany, have promised to walk the
t entire distance and act as bodyguard.
Cooper, A farm wagon painted in surcragei
A Dan-' yellow by Miss jonen un oauu, "
and l'-ad the van and carry MIsb tlizabettt
in.ii, Csr riei f'al indav ' c r.rin irflelft 111 secretarv.
.... .. m imiuU Honduras, to T-v.'n !eKe Columbus. Ohio, treas- Freeman, who win act as spechmak-
I observe conditions. uxer. ir various ranies .iouB-va rwuva.