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THE ROCK ISLAND AI
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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 06.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1913 SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IS BEGUN ON
United Shoe Equipment
Trust Has Third Suit
HAS ATIGHT MONOPOLY
FtneMt Till 7 p. rrv. Tomorrow for
Rock Inland, Davsnpor. Molina,
Fair tonight and Sunday, not much
change In temperature, the lowest tem
perature tonight will be about 15 de
grees. Temperatura at 7 a. m, 13. Highest
yesterday, 28; lowest last night, IS.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m.. 10 milea
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 53, at
7 a. m, 68.
J. M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster, j
ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. '
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.! j
Bun seta 3:2fi. rlwa 7:02. Evening i
star: venua. Saturn. morning
Batura. Jupiter. Mars.
KIN A GRAFTER?
New York. Feb. 8. Police Coramis
' eloner Waldo today began an investi- i
' gation of charges made by James Pur- j
! celle, a veteran gambler, against four j
I captains now on the police force, j
'aldo said if the investigation cor-
WAY TO STOP
IN RUBBER FIELD
Amrican Consul at Iquitos, Peru,
Eeports Barbarous Exploita
tion of Indian.
London Suffraqets Hide roboratrs1PurceUe' chrges he would ' United States Rushing
a suspon.l the accused officers.
in Garden During
The police tapta'ns. Purcelle charg- j
$5,000 DAMAGE DONE
ed with receiving tribute in protecting
his gambling establishments are Pat
j rick Cray, brother-in-law of Charles
F. Murphy. Tammany leader; Captain
: Martens. Maude and Chocrane. Oth
ers mentioned by Purcelle are no long
! er on the force.
Keighley Concern, a Competitor,
Shown to Have Been Forced
to Sell Out.
Trenton. N J., Feb. R. The federal
government made Its third anti-trust
BROUGHT TO END
Wires Are Cut and Telegrams
Are Delayed Through the
North of England.
HEAVY TURK LOSS
IS NOT VERIFIED
Men of War to Cen
IS AN UGLY SITUATION
Heirs Abandon Claims to Es
tate Left by Founder of the
Christian Science Church.
move against the I'nlt"d Shoe Machln-i -
ery company in a civil suit filed today, i ENABLING ACT IS CARRIED
charging the so-called trust, with i
wielding an aliK"d monopolistic pow
er and unfair trade tactics to force the
Keighley company, a competitor, rnto
an unlawful contract for the leasing,
sale and fixing of the price on an "in
seam trimming machine," the patent
on whlf h is held by the Keighley com
puny. Tin court was asked to termia-ati-
the contract unier which the
K.-lghl. y company gave the United
lonipwiy the exclusive right to lease
'In- machine t shoe manufacturers.
WITH AHK I)ErEM)ST.
Both companies are among the de
fendants. The government's petition
London, Feb. 8. A sensational re
port that the Turks suffered a crush-
London, Feb. 8. Militant Buffragets ing defeat at the hands of Bulgarians
; destroyed many valuable plants and on the Peninsula of Gallipoli and lost
'did other damage totaling $5.00n in ! 15.000 killed and 10,000 prisoners,
the hot houses of the Kew horticultur-, which was published in Berlin this
al gardens In the early hours of this ! morning, received' no conflrnatlon
Net Dissimilar to That in Nicar
augua Which Caused Coun
try to Intervene.
Washington, Feb. 8. A twentieth
century story of Anglo-Saxon exploita
tion of South American Indians, rival-
lug as a narrative of heartless cruelty
tales which have come down from the
old Spanish captains, was laid bare
yesterday afternoon in a special state
department report which President
Taft transmifed to congress. The
present-day victims of a mediaeval j
system of barbarous oppression are ;
the Indian tribes of the Putumayu j
district in Peru. It is ehown Vn the )
report that these helpless people have j
been driven to their death before the
lash wielded by the Peruvian Amazon I
company, an English concern which
works the rubber fields in the upper
Little hope for the relief of the
long suffering Indians is held out iu
the report, for the Putumayo region
Is remote from the seat of Peruvian
government and Stuart J. Fuller, Amer-
SULPHUR IN A
Chicago Drug House Sur
rounded by Crowd of
TWELVE ARE OVERCOME
Fumes Spread to Adjoining
Buildings and Drive Occu
pants Into Streets.
Washington, Feb. 8. Preparations
for rushing five men-of-war to both
coasts of Central America to meet any ; lean consul at Iquitos, Peru, who made.
emergency that may arise from brew
ing unrest there went forward rapidly
ona Join With Trustees In Decree En
tered in the Several Courts
Boston, Feb. 8. Litigation over the
bcyuest of $2,000,000 made- to the First
C hurch of Christ, Scientist, of Boston,
by Mrs. Mary Baker O. Eddy, ended
yetterday when her natural heirs join-!
ed with the trustees of the church in !
proposed decrees entered in the sev
ral courts involved.
Coincident with this action the
Massachusetts hnntp vpotorrfoi
rt.-dur.-s that vigorous enforcement of concurred with the senate in passing
tin- "trust's" methods hus driven prac
tically all competitors from the shoe
machinery industry, giving the 25.-
.on United company control of
more thun il per cent of the trade.
Tlit- company is accused of acciutr
ln;r patents for valuable inventions and
not using them for long periods. Per
sons assigning patents to the "trust"
nr.- alleged to have been required to
imr.-e to transfer for a specified time
nil their future patents or inventions
in shoe machinery.
N 1 FA t ft FIGHT.
an enabling act which permits the
mother church to acoept aud use the :
money for the advancement of Chris- j
t!an Science aB directed by its founder. I
Four stipulations compose the de-!
creos which were entered slmultan- j
eously In the courts of Massachusetts j
ai'u New Hampshire and the federal
court for the district of New Hamp
shire. HEIRS ABVnN M ITS.
In these George W. Glover of Lead,
8 D.. and E. J. Foster Eddy of Water-
bury, vt., son and adopted
lo destroy ttie competition of tb 1 Eddy, abandoned their suits for a
Ki.-ghley company the United la she re In the estate and renounce their j
charged with employing alleged unfair claims to money left the church,
methods to make It difficult for its ' The trustees, on their part, consent
cr n.pctltor to conduct lta business sue- that the administrator shall pay $r,,ooo !
cef-nfully. The petition points out for the assignment of the tons" con-!
that a contract was given the United tlcgent right to renew in their life
ecu, panj for the exclusive fTght to put time the copyrights upon their moth"
oi:t by lease all "liiBcam trimming ma- er's published works. They further ;
.-I lii.-s" ow ned or controlled or here- censeut that the trustees holding
: iter mad" or acquired by the Geigh- JI7r.,000 (which Is the trust fund por-
( C-fpIfiSOflL -Cr
l. v concerns The two corporations
iii-i-ei-d not to encourage any person
tion of the Ij-jo.Oiiii settled on them bv
Mrs. Eddy in 190 it in lieu of their share
corporation to enter Into business of the estate) shall not further claim1
in connection with "lnseara trimming
iniichines" except in accordance with
the terms of the contract. While the Court proceedings.
Kcighl.-y company retains the right to
sell machines, the contract prohibits
it from accepting a price less than
$'.;". The Keighley company Is re
nuired under the agreement to pay
?:) to the United company for every
rapid lrscatn trimming machine it
that their rights In that fund were for
feited by their action in subsequent
AM. LITIGATION F.M1EU.
As one of the attorneys represent- '
ing Glover and Foster-Eddy, Herbert
Parker lust night said:
"The stipulation from the viewpoint
of the heirs finally and conclusively
termlnate all present litigation and
preclude the possibility of further liti-
Chilllcothe, Mo.. Fob. 8. Lee Hoyt,
11, today admitted the murder of his
father, Edward Hoyt, a wealthy cattle
man. November, 1911, according to
County Prosecutor Marshall Elder.
Ilovt's head was crushed with a mat-
g;tion by them with respect to the nirn!ng. It is believed a number of
disposition of the estate." women hid themselves hi the gardens
If is maintained by both parties that IV,J' night. Wlien the night watchman
no consideration other thau that shown made the rounds at 1 o'clock this morn
l:i the stipulations influenced the re- lt:K. everything was tn good order,
tirement of the heirs from a contest When the day staff, came on duty.
mat nas occupied the courts for more they found a large number or rare'
than two years.
LEFT ESTATE OF J2.-.O0.0O0.
from any other source.
A telegram from the Bulgarian cap
ital this afternoon made no reference
to any fighting. It merely mentioned
King Ferdinand's departure for the
Podgoritza, Montenegro, Feb. 8. A
orchids uprooted and scattered in all general attack by the combined Monte
directions. Thirty panes of glass in megrin and Servian armies was open-
Mrs. Eddy divd in Newton. Mass., Dec. ,ne orchid houses were broken. No f d on the Turkish fortress at Scutari
4, lil'. Her will, which disposed of trace of the women wag found. i at 10 o'clock this morning. King Nich-
au estate of about $2, 000, WO. left ap-j window smashing goes o. clas of Montenegro is personally di-
, proximately $2i'O.0mu in trust to the' Window smashing continued in lxv.-' recting operations.
! urst I hurcu of t hrist. Scientist, of don today. Two Immense windows in ,
iioswii. au establishment in Oxford streU.
1 The tun sin r c n hn n vnnr . . f , ..... . r . . i
i 1 . 7 lZ wi h I L i h": d'a'h had rvct'lv' from Mrs KJdy Pnetors' contributions to the women's
T !7..1?. -eTh . h .d been slain bv 1u -'Ctio n of all claims fundi were broken in the early hour9.
It Is believed he had been slain b ,-int i,pr utn ,f a in , . ..... .
r ..... ,i. postal autnoritjes issued a nonce
January, lyll. invoking statutes of there wouId be deUy ln M telegrams
New Hampsaire and Massachusetts. to tCe norta of Eng!and as a result of
which limit bequests to churches to cutting cf wire8 la provinceg
riiiiuo iriunilLf; tiuouill llif oines OI DOt
the investigation, finds that the trav
esty on Justice which exists in the
rubber section is entirely in the hands
of the rubber company's section chiefs.
It Is the Putumayo country's remote
ness from the Peruvian capital, from
all governmental authority, that has
left the natives entirely at the mercy
of the company, according to the re
port. The Andes form an almost Im
passible barrier to the westward.
while, to reach the outside world
through the Atlantic ocean, river
craft must traverse almost the entire
3,300 miles of the Amazon. Railroads
are unknown and no highways exist
worthy of the name. In this far-away
corner, with no means of appeal or
redress, the Indians were held at the
mercy of the company's overseers.
When they failed to bring in a toll
sufficient to satisfy the demands of
the overseers, flogging, mutilation,
and sometimes death followed, it is
asserted. Several of the overseers
are declared to have idmitted that
they had put Indians and even white
laborers in stocks for minor offenses.
Many of the Indians whom Mr. Ful
ler saw bore scars of floggings and
Mr. Fuller found that the labor of
the Iadiapa la secured by .a aystem t
peonage based on advance .of mer
chandise. Although payment is made
for this labor, it is declared to be
nothing more nor less than forced la
bor. The temptation to abuse is im
minent and strong, especially since
the white staff is offered a bonus for
vigilance. He reaches the conclusion
that, considering the remoteness of
the country and the poor quality of the
rubber, it is unlikely to make the en
terprise pay without hard treatment of
the Indians. Although large numbers
of the Indians have been killed, and
6ome have escaped into the South
American jungle, the output of rubber
has increased despite the decrease iu
native population. With governmental
machinery absent, Mr. Fuller is of the
opinion that, thould the rubber cor
poration cease Its activities, the In
dians would fall to no better lot at
the hands of freebooting expeditions
and slave raiders.
Mr. Fuller finds that ancient, deep
rooted attitude of the white population
toward the Indian is a formidable ou-
cago, Feb. 8. This year mav
pass into history as the year of the
great sneeze. At 10:30 this forenoon
there was a chorus of sneezes on the
first floor of tlio wholesale drug houso
of Peter Van Schauck and Sons, lit?
West Lake street. Quickly the wavo
of sneezes spread to the second floor,
until 125 employes, hatless, coatless
and ker-chewing explosively, rushed
Into the street.
Fumes spread to adjoining building',
and their occupants emerged to the
streets with red eyes and sneezing.
Crowds attracted by fire engine gongs
rushed to the scene, but retired sneez
ing. An explanation of the outburst
was found ln the fact that 225 bags
of sulphur ln the basement were on
Firemen reached the basement, but
quickly retreated, dragging 12 com
rades overcome by the fumes, with
them. They, too, were sneezing. So
poignant were the fumes that only on
stream of water could be applied.
Firemen said It might be night before
the fire Is subdued.
against the defenseless natives of the
Putumayo, whom he found to be not
wild and untamable, but mild, docile,
inoffensive and childlike, as described
by Sir Roger . Casement, British cou
sul general at Rio de Janeiro, who in
vestigated the situation in 1910.
It was the disclosures made ln Sir
Roger's report that Influenced the
state department to order the Investi
gation which Consul Fuller now re
ports. Sir Roger found that among other
things the Peruvian Amazon company
Imported 200 Barbados men, who upon
their arrival iu the rubber district,
were armed w ith Winchester rifles aud
sent into the jungle to capture and en
slave Indians dwelling along the up
per Amazon tributaries. The British
consul found that in the exercise of
this illegal compulsion, the Indians
were murdered, flogged and otherwise
tortured, the company, through its
agents, forcing the Barbados men ac
tively t,o participate in the atrocities
ln order to compel the helpless natives
to scour the forests and bring in In
dia rubber upon their backs from the
remote districts. The Barbados men
ln turn complain of harsh treatment
accorded them by agents higher up,
It was practically decided that the
Annapolis,- Nashville, Des Moines and istacle to be overcome in any solution who deprived them of food -as a means
Denver, whose movements were decid- of the problem presented. While pro- to compel t.iem to drive the Indiana to
ed upon late yesterday, would be aug-! fessing not to approve iruel and In-! further extremes. The entire plan of
mented by the gunboat Tacoma, now j human treatment, the w hites generally i operations seemed to be based on a
at Boston. ! regard the Indian as having been creat-1 system of oppression' from the htgu'-st
plotting TROi ni.E. j t,a by providence for the use and bene- j to the humblest, ln the employ of the
From confidential sources in Central m 0t the sunerior rate. This attitude I company, which Is declared to have
robbers. After working for months
private detectives discovered faint
tingr prints of blood ou an iron tank
in a barn. The prints were identified
as those of Lee Hoyt,
HOUSE TAKES UP
Chicago Pipes Clogged.
Chicago. Feb. S The clty'a water
t upply was threatened today by Ice
'.urging ln the Intake pipes. The sit
u.it.on was rvileved by dynamiting.
and J 2.000 ln tne
more than $5,ou0
Eventually the question of the
lidity of the will reached the supreme
courts of both states
In New Hampshire the will was up-'
held. The supreme court of Massachu- j
fcttta ruled that the $2,0o0,0"0 bequest
could not be received by the mother 1
church, but at the same time declared j
that the w i':l of the U nefactor should ;
be respected. That this be accom-
by 6uffragets yesterday.
DUMMY SAFE TO
AID IN A ROBBERY
Washington. Fell. 8 Compulsory
inleption by all Interstate railroads of
l! 1,1. eIhtib! aVBli.111 la tllA milBt
ii .portajit recommendation, of the Pushed the trustees of the church ob- a real 6afe Planned 10 "fle. as J rule provided for the introduction of
V . w vi,ai And train central board in tained the introduction in the legisla-, prepared by burglars who troKe into I amenomenis ana iimuea aenaie to
New York, Feb. 8. A safe of paint
ed cardboard, an exact reproduction of
Washington, Feb, 8. With party
lines temporarily eliminated, the
house today adopted, 211 to 60," a spe
cial rtle for considering the Webb
bill to prohibit shipment of liquor into
"dry" states. The. vote was preceded
by a spirited debate in w hich Chair
man Fitigerald of appropriations com
mittee. Joined with Republican Leader
Mann in denouncing the action of
democratic , leaders ln allowing the
special rule to be presented. The
America this government has been re- 1 0f tne people has found concrete ex-
ceiving ominous and speculative re
ports of juntas of deposed dictators
and revolutionists meeting here and
there, plotting to stir trouble
While the presence of American
warship will be principally intended
to provide refuge for Americans and
pressions in the universal system of
peonage, au old institution, which Mr.
Fuller found, well established, recog
nized by law and the basis upon which
the rubber business almost entirely
Debt is declared to have been the
chain with which th-j Indian has been
other foreigners, there is no doubt s
uiucjoi. rciis nu " fettered. By being encouraged to buy
used in the Interior if the situation, . , . , ,,
, ' . .. .. . . ... ; more Imported goods than they could
should arise paralleling that in Nicar-' ' " J
, , . v, ,ever hope to pav for, they have teen
agua in a recent revolution when , ,..,"
American troops were called upon to
wielded always an iron hand from the
faraway London office.
49 MIDDIES FAIL
IN MENTAL TESTS
open a railroad and openly engaged
rebels in battle.
Annapolis, Feb. 8. Announcement
reduced to what Consul Fuller found : . 01 iMV uaviM ly
f.r.al report to the interstate com-
ii.crcc commission today.
SEES A HOLDUP
ture of the enabling act passed today.
a Fifth avenue saloon early today. The
real 6afe stood beneath an electric
light kept burning all night with a full
13 MEN CRUSHED
TO PULP IN MINE
Chicago. Feb. 8. A daring day
' wl.t holdup 'oday. witnessed by a
- i f pr.ersby, netted two rob-
rs $;ahi. The victim was MorrU
N u. an and the money was to pay
ROCKEFELLER IS STILL
IN A SERIOUS CONDITION jvlew from tte street- Toe robbers in-1
Brunswick, Ga., Feb. 8. William ' tended to substitute the cardboard j
Rockefeller was reported little, if any, trong box for the steel one and then
Improved this morning, after his break- blow P r1 eafe unmolested Jn a .
down of yesterday on being questioned cl1" corner of the saloon. Something J
by Chairman Pujo of the monev trust , rngnienea mem away oeiore accom-
BY ROADS BETTER
committer. While his condition la con
sidered very serious, there is thought
to be in no immediate danger.
pushing their purposa.
Washington, Feb. S. Increased ef
ficiency in handling freight cars the
EVANSVILLE WHITE MAN ' liEt slx months have been "equivalent
MURDERS THREE NEGROES; cars" to the equipment of American
cTacavuie, ina, tea. 9. Alien on rauroaas, according to a report to
Anti-Green Law Holds.
Tampa, F'.a, Feb. 8. The stats su-
employes of Abe Nleman. a liquor preme court upheld as constitutional i Bebren, 82, assistant superintendent; Chairman Lane of the commerce com-
v .o'.eial.r the antl green fruit shipment la w of , of a woodworking plant owned by his ! mission by General Agent Hale of
: i e rebbcry. at the point of a pis-i 1111. It was announced today. Ths father, shot and killed three negro la-'. 'he American Railway ascociatlon.
1. required but a few seconds. The purpose Is to prevent shipment of un- borers today. He was arrested. He ', Without any increased efficiency it
r.-vd stood gaping and the bandits ripe and immature citrus fruits out of had trouble with them, he said, and ! wculd have required 150,000 additional
1 - aped. ; the state. jthey threatened to kill him. " 1 -ars to perform the serviced
was virtually slavery. As claims are
transferable, the person of the debtor
I being transfered to the new creditor,
I the Indians and their families really
iare bought and sold. Families pass on
! indebtedness from generation to geu
'eration. While Mr. Fuller found evl
Idence that the company had mt-nded
! its ways to some extent, he saw much
unquestionable evidence that cruelties I
still are practiced
Mansfield, England. Fb. S.-Thir- A1I the whiIe that constil Fuller
teen men were killed and a number cf was attempting to get at the facts ia ;
others were injured at the Bolsover the rubber field situation, it is declar-
collierv bv the snapping of a chain to a- lils stf'f8 were dWl by the. corn- j
. , . . . . . Ipany's agents, making it difficult for
which suspended a bucket containing ' f. . ,. . , , . , .
him to obtain any information but;
8 Ofi gallons of water. The bucket fiilch aa jr was desired he should pro-;
crashed down a 5"..-foot shaft, at tin (.ured. Xhe Indians, who were friend-1
bottom of which the men were work- y enough and willing to talk through
ing. The woik rs were crushed into an interr.reter. are said to havo cow- '
c-rfj and lapsed into silence whenever!
thr- vigilant overseers approached. j
Although the company against which !
the fhargos of cruelty are laid still is'
In ccr.trol of tne Indians. Consul Ful-
5 ultimately for mitigation ;i
fferinz through the efforts ;
President Biilmghtirst, who. since h
assumes tne leadership 01 ice n.r.i
that the resignations of 4 midship
men had been called for as a result of
the semi annual mental examination in
which that number failed.
ELECTIONS COMMITTEE TO
EXONERATE 2 SENATORS
Washington, Feb. 8. Senators Wat
son and Chilton of West Virginia are
completely exonerated of a charge of
corruption in connection with thei
elections two years ago in a report de
cided upon by the senate elections
an unrecognizable mass.
Senate Hears Eulogies.
Washington, Feb. Eulogies on
the late Senators Taylor of Tennessee
A v -: x- 1 11 .. . ..
ouii niAuu ui Aeuua aim nepo-pttiua- nOf,
tives Madison and Mitchell of Kansas their s
were delivered in the senate today.
JURY IN 9 WEEKS'
New York. I-V-'j. 8.--Aft-r airily
trying 4? hours to agre the jury in
the case of Al Wijner and John J.
Myers, indicted for misuse ;t tir;
mails, was dischars'-d today.
The trial lasted nine weeks and
cost the government 170.000. . The
Taft at Wedding.
J.,,, emment. has shown bv acts men were accused of defrauding in-
u-.ohinctn Feh S President Taft ,nH ,-ttnrances that his doIIcv would ' vestora all over the country out of
today attended the wedding cf Jaa DP vigorous regarding the Putumayo more than 12,000,000 for the promo
O'iver daughter cf Senator and Mrs. question. He believes that before long ticn of oil mining properties.
Oliver' cf Pennsylvania, and Lleuten- dra8tlc measures will be taken to end , "Never have I seen a clearer case
ant Edward McCauley, U. S. N.
all forms of abuses committed , for conviction," said Judge Macke.