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THE ROCK ISLAND AEGU
SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR. NO. 284.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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Fifteen Special Officers
on Hand Prepared for
Strong Arm Men.
IN FEAR OF KIDNAPING
Fugitive Secures a New Writ
That Forestalls Hearing on
Conecrd, N. H.. Sept. 13. In the fed
eral dstrlct court in this city this aft-
rnntn Judge Aldrich granted a peti
tion of counsel for Harry Thaw for a
wri'. of habeas corpus returnable at
Littleton Tuesday next at 11 a. m.
Nathaniel Martin of th's city and Mer
rill Shurtle of lancaKi-r appeared as
counsel tor Thaw. The state of New
York was not represented at the bear
inn. Th Judge issued also an iujiine ion
restraining all parties from interfer
ing with the b rvie of the writ or
with Thaw puding the hearing at
litlcat'on. The writ will be Ferved up
on Sheriff Drew of Cccs county, Wil
liam Travers Jirome. and Attorney
;neral Tut le. The effert of the pro
ceeding will tiring the situation to a!
standstill until Tuesday.
The proceedings in the federal court
heads off extradition with the result
that the cuse may be taken by appeal ,
to the L'nited States supreme court, j
Colebrook, N. 11., Seot. 1?.. After j
another night speckled wi'h rumors of '
kidnaping Harry Tliaw awoke today !
to gaze upon rainsnaked streets and j
confer with counse; regarding the :
hearing with Governor Felker at Con
cord in optosltiou to his extradition !
t New York. This ,hearlng, accord-
ins to thMn(lerBtijjn(in cf. the. Thaw
lawyers will be he'd next Wednesday.
Thaw probably will be moved to the ;
apitol Monday without further court j
Annojed at constan' and recurring I
reports that attempts were being j
made t Fpir'it. him away the fugitive j
Mi-ued the following before breakfast: j
"Some ou'slde people are spreading i
rumors which are unfounded and di- i
rertly contrary to the facts. We are
told this was calculated as an art j
apainst the opinion of the people on j
our behalf. The fact Is I am very j
we'.l conten'cd where I am and we I
are glad to be in Colebrook. aud I
l:ke the way the people stand up
against the efforts of outsiders to
WAinf.n o rnri.i.iK.
"I am also very glad of t.'ie infor
mation obtained by local counsel and
by A'torney Grossman of New York
that Governor Felker may accord me
a full hearing. We received warning
Wednesday that certain f-trong arm
men were be'ng brought into New
Hampshire. Every one in Colebrook
knews what we did as a precaution
was t,o accept the offer of 10 citizens
o meet any un'awful efforts that
might have been made. Now 15 spe
cial and local policemen have been
sworn In to our great satisfaction.
While they are on duty there will not
he any strong arm work. It might be
said in passing that regardless of ex
pense the special train on which j
deprties of Attorney General Car- j
tiiody of New Ycrk was carried has j
arried in Colebrook and has been ;
a;ling 48 hours. We are credibly in-
formed the engine has kept steam up j
all the time."
mciTKMRvr us hotri.
Neither side trusting the other and
Thaw's special guards, trusting neith
er side, kept watch at the hotel where
Thaw i8 housed until 'ell after mid- j
night. At 2 a. m. an overw rought, re- !
porter, sure that the presence of some j
strange men and an automobile abouf
the building meant no good, ran down '
the silent hallways shcutiug ami the
entire hotel was awake In an instant.
Slieri'f Drew, who had retired, ran
through the hall In his night shirt and
"i reporters, half dressed, dashed to
the lobby to telephone for automobiles.
Women guests peeked from behiad i
doors on the verge of hysteria and the !
Tlia ffnapH, - -n 1 i ,J Kilt .nnmnt 1
of what the matter was. massed them
selves la front of his door. Thaw
hinise'f did not awake. Jerome also
fciept soundly, though Deputy Attorney
Jeneral Kennedy of New York ap
peared for a few moments and satis
fied himse'.f Thaw was safe.
FW D(ll FLAEIT
Montreal. Sept. 13. Immigration of
ficials heard today that Thaw s friends
l ad purchased for him within an hour
after his arrest at Colebrook a
through ticket to England by way of
Montreal. The ticket could be used,
they heard, in case Thaw was released
by habeas corpus or otherwise, et
t'oiebrook. According to report. Thaw
"as convinced he could pass through
on a through ticket, a did Jack John-:
on, the negro pugilist. This report;
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molin
Fair tonight and Sunday, rising tem
perature; moderate winds shifting to
Temperature at 7 a. m., 50; high
est yesterday, 73; lowest last night, 47.
Velocity of wind, calm.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 40; at
7 a. m., 87.
Stage of water, 2.4; no change In
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
Evening star: Jupiter. Morning
tars: Saturn. Venus. Mars. Mercury.
A single star of constellation Cetns.
the sen monster, appears alone on the
horizon south of east alout 'J p m.
gave color to rumors of the kidnaping
of Thaw at Colebrook, already
strengthened, in officials' opinion, by
the presence there of a group of
Thaws Coaticook partisans and by a
heavy guard placed around the pris
oner. It was asserted that Thaw, once
at Montreal, would not sail for Eng
land, but would proceed to a point on
Lake Erie which washes the north
western corner of Pennsylvania and
enter his native state, where it Is be
lieved he would be safe.
President Hanley of Franklin
College Resents Abuse
of His Mother.
Terre Haute, Ind., Sept. 13. Wit-:
nesses are being summoned by the J
Vigo county grand jury which is in
vestigating an attack made by Presi
dent Hanley of . Franklin college, In
diana, upon his father at the latter's
home at Middletown last Thursday. I
It is understood the son switched and j
spanked his father because of alleged j
had treatment of his mother and sis- j
ter-in-law. Resisting his son, the fath-l
er fell against a window sill and is ;
reported seriously injured. Hanley is ;
a leading educator and at one time
was pastor of John D. Rockefeller's
church at Cleveland.
Indianapolis, Ind.. Sept. lfe-pjft.
oent Maniey ot franklin college a
here today. In a signed statement he
admitted he switched and spaaked his
"For 23 years." he said, "I kept my
hands off father, but when I learned
he apA ipv mother unspeakable
name end wished she was 'in hell.'
I could not stand it longer. 1 don't
think I hurt him seriously."
IN AN ARGUMENT
Smith of Michigan Adopts Novel
Methods in Attacking the
Washington. D. C, Sept. 13. A
wooden tombstone seven feet, tall and
four feet square was dragged on the
floor of the house today to illustrate
an argument by Smith of Minnesota
that the administration currency bill
would put industry, labor, agriculture
and commerce of the l'nited States
under control of four men appointed
by the party in power. On the base
of the monument were painted seven
circles representing seven members
of tno fednal reserve board proposed
by the bi'I.
Of these four, according to Smith,
the secretary of agriculture, secretary
of the treasury and comptroller of the
currency, with a fourth member se
lfc'ed by them, would control the
board. They would change, he said
with each administration and make
the board a partizan political institu
tion. On the shaft, of the monument
was painted 69 different functions
described by Smith as the powers of
the federal reserve board. While en
dorsing the principles of the bill.
Smith epposed the placing of such
large powers in the hands of the
Sioux City Fire Scare.
Sioux Ci(y. Iowa. Sept. 13. Fire In
the basement of the new Mondamin
hotel early this morning caused a
panic among 60 guests. Many were i
rescued at windows by firemen. All !
escaped in scanty attire. The damage
St. Petersburg. Sept. 13. Asiatic
cholera is spreading in Russia. The
governments of Yekaterinoslaw, Teurl
da, Tchernigov and Kutias. the Kuban
and Batum territories and Prefectures
Sebastopol and Kertch today were offi
cially declared "infected." Th dis
ease Is also prevalent in Bulgaria and
Roumanla and nearly 200 cases were !
recently reported at Budapest, Hua- J
TO CLEAR UP
New Yorker With Whom
Slain Girl Was in
BODY IS CUT IN PIECES
Three Parts Taken From Hud
son River Few Days After
New York, Sept. 13. The young
married surgecn wuom Annette Day
loved was sought diligently by detec
tives today to tell what he might
know of Miss Day's last, hours. Her
brother Francis, a real estate dealer,
declared last night she was the slain
woman whoe body was dissected and
thrown into the Hudson within the
past two weeks.
Annette, according to Jer brother's
story, was 23, had dark hair and com
plexion, and was one of five children.
Her mother lives at Tarrytown and
the last she saw of Annette was Aug.
16 when the girl, facing motherhood,
left home. The search, at first cas
ual, became general, young Day said,
after the finding of the body of the
river murder victim the police were not
notified because the brother felt the
girl might still be alive, and he did
not went to make , her disgrace public.
Detc"ives were told this morning
that the surgeon d'sappeared recently
from his home in Brooklyn. His wife
and two small children, it is 6aid, are
still there. He told friends,' according
to the police, he had been threatened
by t,he "Blackhand."
The body of the murdered girl, of
which three portions were found, was
skillfully dissected, according to the
countv physician of Hudson county,
N. J., in whose territory the torso was
GAYNOR BODY DUE
AT HOME SEPT. 19
Placed Aboard Lusitania Today
After Funeral Services
Held at Liverpool.
Liverpool, Eng., Sept. 1 The body
of Mayor Gaynor was removed this
morning from Liverpool town hall,
where it has been accorded unprece
dented honors by Great Britain, and
taken to the steamer Lusitania. It
was placed in a special mortuary chap
el on the forward deck. The Lusitania
Is due to arrive at New York Friday,
Sept. 19. A special guard of police
men watched over the body in the
town hall throughout the night. The
casket rested on a great catafalque
brought from Westminster yesterday.
Early this morning the body was re
embalmed, this being found necessary.
A death mask was also taken accord
ing' to instructions from Mrs. Gaynor.
In the dim light of candles and in a
great fog which enshrouded the hall
way. Rev. Theodore A. Howard, vicar
of St. Matthew's, conducted the im
pressive Church of England funeral
ritual over the body.
TO BE GIVEN AID
Washington, D. C, Sept. 13. The
state department has ordered consular
officers in Mexico to extend the same
protection to foreigners as they would
to Americans in anticipation of such
requests as have been received from
China, Spain and other governments.
In that w ay it is expected to reduce to
a minimum any ground for demands
In response to an urgent demand
from the state department, the house
last night passed a joint resolution
making an emergency appropriation of
$100,000 to be used for the relief of
destitute Americans in. Mexico and for
their transportation to the United
San Antonio, Tex.. Sept 13. In a
fight between l'nited States regulars
and Mexican smugglers at Carrizo
Springs today, one Mexican was kill
ed, six Mexicans wounded and 14 cap
tured. Mexico City, Sept. 13. Two hun
dred federals and 200 rebels were re
ported killed in a battle Tuesday near
Maytorena, in the state of Sonora.
Sufs Burn Station.
London, Sept. 13. The railroad sta
tion and buildings at Kenton, near
fs'ew Castle, were destroyed this morn
ing by the euffraget "arson squad."
Placards were left bearing "A6quitfc
is responsible for militancy. Anply
to him for damages,"
Had Never Communicated With
the Governor's Wife on
New York, Sept. 13. Governor
Sulzefs transactions in Wall street
f rOOTBl4BtJd""J , , T3TQ, till they ceased-
at least so far. as cne -firm ofprokers
w as concerned on July 14 list, were
described under oath yesterday by
Melville D. Fuller, who said he was
Sulzer's broker, in a hearing held "by
the nine impeachment managers ap
pointed by the assembly.
Mr. Fuller, who before the Frawley
investigating commission refused o
testify concerning certain matters,
yesterday answered all questions. He
testified that Sulzer had paid him
$16,000 in person within a month and
a day after the last election, and that
he (Fuller) had had no dealings with
According to Fuller's testimony.
Sulzer, while a representative, opened"
an account with his firm, Harris &
Fuller, on June 37, 1910. In Septem
ber Sulzer borrowed $23,000 from the
firm, giving as collateral 400 shares
of "Big Four" railroad stock. In No
vember of the same year Sulzer a,dded
eome American Smelter stock to hia
collateral held by the brokers.
" 'Big Four' declined from 80 to 57
within a year," Mr. Fuller continued,
"but Mr. Sulzer bought some more of
the stock and added Southern Pacific
to his holdings."
On Nov. 13, 1912, a few days after I
he was elected governor, Mr. Fuiler
continued, Sulzer walked into the of
fiec of Harris & Fuller with ten $1,000
bills in his hand. These he paid on
his account, his indebtedness, owing
to other transactions, having increas
ed to $50,612. On Dec. 6, Mr. Fuller
said, Governor-elect. Sulzer paid in
person $6,000 more in cash on his ac
count. On June 16 of this year Sulzer's
debt to the brokers had been further
reduced. One of the checks, Mr.
Fuiler said, was from A. E. Spriggs,
a former governor of Montana.
Lieutenant Commander Josephthal
of Governor Sulzer's 6taff visited the
office of Harris & Fuller on July 16
last, Mr. Fuller added, and closed the
account by paying the balance. $26,
739. Mr. Josephthal received the
stock left by Sulzer as collateral.
JoBephtial presented an order, which
was produced yesterday. It was sign
ed, "William Sulzer, for Mrs. Sulzer."
Mr. Fuller could give no -explanation
of the words "for Mrs. Sulzer," he
said, as neither he nor his firm had
ever had any dealings with her.
The assembly board of managers for
the impeachment of Governor Sulzer
announced today that Charles Dersch,
salesman allied with the brewery in
terests, had testified privately that he
collected nearly fifty thousand dollars
for Sulzer's campaign which was not
accounted for in the governor's state
ment of campaign contributions.
"This Is the most sensational evi
dence we have got yet," said Assem
blyman Levy, w ho made the announce
ment when the board met to continue
the investigations today for the pur
pose of gathering evidence- for the
Chicago, Sept. 13. Prince Albert of
Monaco spent an hour in Chicago to
day enroute to Wyoming, where he
plans to. engage in a hunting trip, with
Co!. William F. Cody as guide.
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RABBI MESSING IS
ILLED BY PLUNGE
Noted Jewish Orator of St.
Louis Dies of Injuries Caused
by Fall Down Stairs.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 13. The Rev.
Henry- J, Messing.-rabbi emetrius oteibe-eniatirilftam 'Evans-and
, - . .
iu9.unii.ea neorew xempie, aiea in
his home here yesterday as the result
of injpries sustained Tuesday, when
he fell' down a flight of st.airs. The
funeral will be from the United He
brew Temple Sunday afternoon.
Rabbi Messing was sixty-six years
old. He had slept on a porch during
the hot nights, and became confused
as to direction where he arose Tues
day. He plunged thirty feet down a
flight of stairs, sustaining a concus
sion of the brain and many bruises and
internal injuries. Members of the
family who heard the fall found Rabbi
Rabbi Messing was born In Gostyn
Posen, Germany. He went to London
when his father was appointed rabbi
of the German Synagogue there. After
a course in the Rabbinical seminary
he studied the Talmud under Grand
Rabbi Algas Gutmaster.
' He was a noted Jewish orator. Be
sides his widow, Dr. Messing is sur
vived by seven children. Bnral will
be in Mount Olive cemetery. The serv
ices will be conducted by Rabbis Leon
Harrison, Samuel Sale and Morris
TO BE SOLD HERE
Product From Siberia, Austral
ia and Canada Awaits Pass-
ag-e of Tariff Bill.
New York, Sept. 13. Butter from
Siberia, Australia and Canada is here
in bond waiting to make its debut
into the American market along with
Argentina beef, which Is soon ex
pected to the extent of 140,000 pounds.
The Siberian product, pronounced by
some experts as good as the best do
mestic butter, Is stored in warehouses,
waiting passage of the tariff bill which
would reduce the present tariff of six
and one-half cents to two and one-half.
It is expected this butter will reach
dealers at five cents under the pre
vailing prices for similar grade from
domestic dairies. Smaller quantities
of Australian and Canadian butter are
waiting the opening of the gate of the
The first commercial shipment of
Argentina beef, consisting of 1,000
quarters, arrived today on a steamship
from Buenos Aires. On account of the
high price of domestic beef Importers
expect to make a good profit.
TANNER HEAD OF
bpnngfield, III., Sept. 13. Governor.
Dunne today appointed H. S. Tanner
of Paris, chairman of the industrial
board to carry out the provisions of
'he workmen's compensation act.
BY WIFE IN DUEL
Romance Revealed When Man
Hurries to Young Woman on
Report of Suicide Attempt.
Sedalia, Mo., Sept. 13. In a pistol
her husband, a hotel owner, here yes
terday, the husband, mortally wound
ed, fired twice at his wife and inflicted
a wound that probably will prove
fatal. Then he sank to the ground
Mrs. Evaus, handsome, of middle
age and member of
a leading family,
regarded as a happy
wife and took an active part in the
social life of Sedalia. Her husband,
a man of determined chaVacter, was
well known among the business men,
and there was no suspicion of a hidden
romance in his life.
Thursday night Mrs. Evans left the
hotel, accompanied by a servant. She
walked to the home of Miss Bessie
Givens. She sent the servant to the
door' to ask for Mr. Evans and re
mained beneath the shadow of a tree
in the yard. The servant returned
with a message that Mr. Evans was
not in the house.
Three times Mrs. Evans sent her
servant to the door, and then Mr.
Evans appeared. He stood in the
glare of the light from the hall, and
Mrs. Evans leveling a revolver, fired
five times at her husband.
Evans staggered. Mrs. Evans had
advanced as she fired, and when the
chambers of the revolver were empty
she, too, was in the light issuing from
Evans, supporting himself against
the side of the doorway, drew a pistol
and while his wife stood motionless
before him took deliberate aim and
fired. The bullet missed its mark,
but be straightened up and fired again.
Ibis time his wife was wounded. Then
he collapsed. Mrs. Evans, too, wheel
ed and fell to the ground.
Miss Givens, it is reported, had
tried earlier In the day to kill herself.
Mr. Evans was notified and hurried
to her home. It was this that re
vealed to Mrs. Evans the attachment
of her husband to Miss Givens. There
were twenty visitors In the Givens
home at the time of the duel.
TO INDICT BLACK
FOR GIRL ATTACK
, Springfield, 111., Sept. 13. A special
grand jury Is expected to indict
Charles Banks, colored, who yester
day confessed to an attack upon 10-year-old
Theresa Akins, whi-e, in a
cornfield. There have been no more
threats of lynching. The city is quiet.
The fact that the negro did not injure
the child has a tendency to silence
inflammatory talk. According to the
girl's story, and as corroborated by
the negro's confession, she was seized
by Banks and dragged to a nearby
cornfield. The girl escaped from the
negro and ran to the home of John
Wright. No one was at home, and the
negro followed her as she fled from
the house. He overtook her and again
dragged her to the cornfield, when a
grouij of children came along screfcm
Ing and frightened him away.
FIND BIG Til
Body of Congressman Lies
13 Days Before
KILLED ON A RAILROAD
Eludes His Nurses on the Morn
ing of Aug. 31 and Wan
ders to His Death.
New York, Sept. 13. "Big Tim" Sul
livan, a New Y'ork politician who rose
from a newsboy to congress, is dead.
His mangled body was identified today
by his step-brother, Larry Mulligan,
In a local morgue.
Sullivan's body was on the way to
the potters- field when the chance ob
servation of Policeman Purfleld led to
identification. The transfer from Ford
ham morgue to the one at Bellevue la
the usual preliminary to interring the
city's paupers and unidentified dead
in the public burying ground.
Sullivan, who ill, eluded his nurses
early in the morning of Aug. 31 and
a few hours after was killed by a
train at Pelham parkway.
AVith no identifying marks or arti
cles in the pockets, the body lay in
Fordham morgue 13 days awaiting
identification. This morning it was
sent to Bellevue morgue. There was
stationed Peter Purfleld, a policeman
who had known "Big Tim."
Something about the expression of
the features stirred Purfield's memory.
After he had pondered an hour or so
Purfield remarked to a reporter:
"That looks like 'Big Tim.'" The re
porter thought so, too.
K1I1KM1S DO ISCfr KOW HIM.
The telephone brought a group of
BTg KWS east side friends, but none
recognfzed the changed features of the
man they had known in his prime.
Larry Mulligan, a stepbrother, was
summoned. He looked at the faca
once, then turned aw-ay.
"It's 'Big Tim.' " he said.
He met death two hours or less
after he had wandered into the night
from the home of his brother Patrick
at Williams bridge. The night he dis
appeared he sat up till 2 o'clock play
Two of the nurses went to bed at
.midnight, leaving the third to con
tinue the game. The third nurse be
came drowsy. "Big Tim" did not.
When the nurse finally slumbered
"Big Tim" crept noiselessly out of the
house and struck across the fields for
the railroad, where he met death.
He was elected to the congress nowr
in session, but never took his seat be
cause of illness. He drew his pay "by
commission," the house agreeing to
pay his salary to those appointed by
the New York courts to look after his
affairs. His death will necessitate a
Mrs. Edna Godbee Found Guilty
of Killing Former Hus
band and His Wife.
Millen, Ga., Sept. 13. Mrs. Edna
Gcdbee was today found guilty of the
murder of Mrs. Florence Godbee,
wife of her divorced husband. The
jury recommended mercy. Mrs. God
be shot and killed her former hus
band and his wife at the Millen post
office a few weeks ago.
Mrs. Godbee was sentenced to life
COBB AND JACKSON TIED
FOR HONORS WITH STICK
Chicago, Sept. 13. Cobb of Detroit
and Jackson of Cleveland are tied at
.376 for the batting honors of the
American league, according to the lat
est averages. Speaker of Boston i
only 10 points behind the leader. Mac
Donald of Boston leads the National
with .359. Walsh of Philadelphia is
two points behind, but he played only
25 games. Cravath of Philadelphia U,
third with .350 in 119 games.
EGG A LECTURER;
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 13. Troop'
were withdrawn from New Lexington,
Ohio, early today, order having been
restored following a riot last evening
when stones, eggs and other things
were thrown at Jeremiah Crowley, who
claimed to be a former Catholic priest
and who in a lecture attacked th
Catholic church, '