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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 301.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, KM 3. TWENTY PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TARIFF IS TO
President Wilson Plans
to Sign the Bill at 9
IS NEW U. S. ENVOY
TO BALKAN STATES
BIG MEN MAY
IN FUNK CASE
Said Indictments Will Fol
low Admissions of John
JUe v" " s TvC
REVISION IS COMPLETE
However, It Will Be Many
Months Before Details Are
(Synopses of the ofi and new tariff i
laws are printed on Page 13 of this
iaaue. Editor Argus).
Washington, D. C, Oct. 3 The
bouse agreed to the tariff bill confer
ence, report at 1:33. This was final j
action by that body on the measure.
The speaker overruled all point3 of
order made by members, who had con
tended that further action by the
house was necessary.
Speaker Clarke signed the bill at
1:L'D. The bill then was gent to the
senate where It was signed by Vice
President Marshal! at 1:34. Th final
move will be tonight, when the presi
dent signs the bill lit the White House.
Speaker Clarke held on a point of
fi:der raised in the house that unless
that body receded from the compro
mise on the Smith-Lever cotton fu
tures tax amendment. It would not be
In accord with the senate. I'ndtrwood
made a motion to recede and it was
adopted viva voce with hardly a dis
President WilBOn declined a request
f motion picture makers to be allow
ed to make pictures of him signing
the bill tonight. He tlioupht the occa
sion too serious for any change of
lac k of dignity.
" ' Vi-.TT ToiifoMHOW.
It is the first, democratic tariff bill
in nearly a acoie of years. The bill
had reached the stage today where it
needed only an agreement on cotton
lutuies tax amendmen' to complete i.
Kmbraued in the legislation which,
has been pending In congress since
April 8, is a complete revision ano
K'iierai reduction in nearly all import
c'uty levied by this government a new
Income tax affecting every person ,
wl'h an income above $3,000, many
liani;es in the customs laws and In
ternal revenue regulations. The cot
ton tax amendment had the endorse
ment, of President Wilson, bu' he said
l.c did not think it an essentia! part
f the tariff bill and would not object
'o having the entire matter made the
mbject of a separate bill for action
The president, after a conference
wth administration leaders, planned
to sign the bill a' 9 tonight. The
la goes Into effect tomorrow, but it
wi!i require ten days to get an ad
justment throughout, the country to
Hie new law in a general way, and it
will be months before minor details
are worked out.
Among the countries to be affected.
If the I'nlted States enforces the 5 per
cent rebate on goods brought In Amer
ican ships, are Italy. Jap-n. Australia.
Spain. Norway and Sweden, Denmark
and the Netherlands.
The senate adopted the conference
report on the tariff bill last night by a
te of 37 to 1.
ACE IN THE HOLE
New York. Oct. 3. Use to be made
of the confession of the inurder by
'.Jeorge Davis, union Iron worker, yes
terday, depends largely on the outcome
af the case of Frank M. Ryan and
other union officials of the Iron work
ers, now on appeal in the federal
lourls. If Ryan and his associates
set a new trial, the Davis confession
will be the strongest card against
Talk Rights of Laymen.
Free port. 111 , Oct. 3. The Rock
River conference today took up the
question of giving laymen admission
to the conference with the same rights
as ministers. It was expected G. W.
Dixon of Chicago would be reelected
president of the laymen's association
$50,000 BLAZE AT
Jolift. Ill, Oct. 3 A $50,000 fire to
day following an explosion at tbe $3.-
BO'i.ooo plant cf the Western United Ferris said this afternoon General Ab
Uas and Electric company, of which i bey bad not asked for more t roc pa at
Tttigrci-sman Copley is president, may j present, but said tt might be eecessary
rr'o'.le service iu a score of northern to do so if riotine her .1 mo mora &-r-
l!.iuois towns. No one waa hurt
GAR IS CAPSIZED;
30 PERSONS HURT
Stalled on Hill, It Dashes to the
Bottom When Brake
Oct. 3 Thirty were
probably- fatally, oy
the overturning today of a Scranton
fltrftpf rni hntlnit for TlMTimnrA Tren. '
ty-four of tbe Injured were taken to .
hospitals. The car stalled on a high
hill, and when the brake broke down,
overturned at the bottom of tbe hill,
pinning a number of passengers un
derneath. New York. Oct. ?,. A hundred per
sons fell i i the collapse of a gallery
in an up town hall today which was hi
use as a synagogue. The Injuries of
only four are serious. Ambulances
were summoned, but only one of the
injured would go to the hospital. The
gallery fell slowly, and thts prevent
ed any fatalities, as those below had
time to run and those in tbe gallery
escaped a hard fall.
DECISION IN CASE
Thaw Requests Explanation
from Canadian Authorities
for Their Action.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 3. Solicitor
Folk of the s'ate department tod?'
postponed a decision cn the petition
lodged by Harry Thaw with the state
department asking that the British
embassy be requested to ey plain the
action of the Canadian authorities in
forcing Harry Thaw out of Canada.
No comment was at the department,
but it is realized Secretary Bryan, on
request of the New York 6tale offi
cials, made the request for Thaw's de
portation, asking the British ambassa
dor to take such action as he felt jus
tified iu doing.
MEN AT MICHIGAN
Calumet. Mich., Oct 3. At the
Quincy mine near Haniock four strik
ers were arrested today for alleged
Intimidation. . The rest of the strike
tone was quiet.
License given by Keweenaw county
to mine guards and other employes of
the Ahmeek company to carry conceal
ed weapons wa withdrawn today. It
is held that the mine guards had been
responsible for the shooting In this
Lansing, Mich., Oct, 3 General Ab
bey sent word here that increasing
disorder made more troops desirable.
Governor Ferris is in Detroit, at the
road congress and Major Vandercook,
on his arrival from the copper rone,
went to DetroiL
Detroit, Mich., Oct. 3. Governor
Fonxast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina
Unsettled weather tonight and Sat
urday, with probably showers; warm
er tonight; cooler Saturday; moderate
shifting winds. , . . ....
Temperature at 7 a. m., 46; highest
yesterday, 71; lowest last night, 40.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. ni., 1 mile
UtlamTTfimudlt? at 7 p. m., DC; at
Sinn, rxt i .tap ) C o ri nt 1 fn
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, LocrJ Forecaster.
Evening strirs: Mercury. Jupiter
Morning stars: Saturn. Venus. Mara
Constellation P.ootes seen setting In
the northwest. Its britlirint sun A re
turns belnjr below tbe horizon about
V p. m.
Gypsies Rob Another Farmer.
(Special to The Are".)
Ophiem. III.. Oct. 3 The band of
gypsies that operated earlier in the
week in the environs of Orion and was
chased by a posse to Alpha after rob
bing two citizens, relieved Peter Pe
terson a farmer near here, of $10 yes
terday. Peterson followed the itiner
ants to . this place and recovered his
money af;er he had threa"enad to
have the whole band locked up in
O'Connor Gets Prison Term.
Joliet. 111., Oct. 3 James P. O'Con
nor, real estate broker, pleaded guilty
a charge of forgery and was sen-
tencea to rrom one to fourteen years !
in tne penitentiary. His forgeries were
said to have aggregated more than
Washington, D. C, Oct. 3. Official
confirmation that the earthquake did '
no damage to the canal came from i
Panama today from Colonel Coethals.
Manuel's Bride Improving.
Munich. Oct. 3. The health of Prin
cess Augusta Victoria, wife of former
-""anuei 01 ronugai. is improving
Texas Floods Receding.
Dallas. Texas, Oct. 3. The floods
are recedlne. There ha "been no inwa
Cf life. Th reDorted Ha m a tro romatns f
estimated at a million.
Fifth Wife Prosecutes.
Kansas City, Oct. 3. A. O. Jacobs,
a horse dealer, was found suiltv of
bigamy today on complaint of his fifth
wife, Mrs. Mary Paul Joses of Kansas
Philadelphia "Big business" will
bave an Inning at tne annual ses
sion of the American mining congress
the week of Oct. 20. Charles R. Van
Hise, president of the Universi-y of
Wisconsin will speak.
DIES IN ACCIDENT
Salisbury. England. Oct. 3. Major
George Merrick of the British army
aviation corps was killed by the col
lapse of an aeroplane at the military
aviation grouads here today. He was
cne of the most distinguished younger
officers of the general s'aff cf the
.-. j, ...
Oelrich's Lawyers Say Young
Woman Was Cut m Fall
New York. Oct. 3. Herman Oel-
-Iriaha, the, yoking mHlionaire remained
In secioftajy declining .to dia
custheehirse'of L&ile S'.igleton,
19-year-old daugliter of a mining man
from Dallas, Texas, that Oelrichs had
stabbed her while they were in an
au omobiie Tuesday night. His law
yers today repeated his assertion that
the stabbing charge was ' ridiculous.
The girl remained in her room today
awaiting her father's arrival. She is
still suffering from shock and a
wound in her breast. Oelrichs' law
yers say she was wounded when
thrown against the wind-shield of an
automobile. The Oe.richa case is set
for trial Tuesday next.
Chief of Ordnance Supports
Tavenner's. Bills for Ammu
Washington, Oct. 3. If congress will
appropriate the amount asked in bills I
introduced by Congressman Tavenner
for the manufacture of field artillery
ammunition Secretary Garrison will
probably recommend the construction
of plants for that purpose at Rock Is
land arsenal at an expense of nearly
This is indicated by a report which, i
William Crozier, chief of ordnance, j
has made to Secretary Garrison.
In the report General Crozier says
that if the present inadequate appro-
j priation of $1,500,000 for the manufac-
ture 0f field artillery ammunition can
h nrmaiiei In 1.1 flOO OOO
ment factory should be built and that
kock island is tne Dest piace to 10-
the great need of more field artillery
and more ammunition for use in prac
tice and in case of war. His recom
mendation was based on the Tavenner
bills, recently introduced in congress.
t for enlargement of the Rock Island ar
isenal. He opposed bills providing for
a factory to manufacture small 8"r
j ammunition and another to manufac-
I ture field artillery.
Chicago Burglars Convicted.
Chicago, 111., Oct. 3. Three members
of a burglar, gang whese operations
netted a half miliicn were found guilty
today. They are Nathan Steinberg,
Harry Green and Morris Mendelssohn.
New High Record.
Johannlsthal, Germany, Oct. 3. A
new record of high flying with Ave
passengers was made here today by
an Austrian aviator, Sablatnik, who
recorded an altitude of 3,2$ 1 feet.
New York William N. Merriam.
expert geologist for the United States
Steel corporation, testified in the suit
to dissolve the corporation that it
would be almost impossible for ta
corporation to corner the ore in the
settlement of disputes by an arbitra-
ECHO LORIMER AFFAIR
Conspiracy Framed to Defame
. Prominent Chicagoan After
Chicago, 111., Oct. 3. Indictment of
men higher up in an alleged plot to
defame Clarence S. Funk, former gen
eral manager of the International Har
vester company, was promised by the
state's attorney's- office today. Grand
jury action, it was said, would follow
the testimony of John C. Henning,
who confessed yesterday that his un
successful suit against Funk on a
charge of alienating the affections of
Mrs. Henning, was a plot against
Funk after the Lorimer investigation
Henning is to be granted immunity
from prosecution In return for his evi
HIRED TO DISCREDIT FlK,
For the purpose of discrediting Funk
and punishing him for testifying in
the Lorimer case, Henning says he
was employed. He says he was prom
ised big financial remuneration if he
could get his wife to accede to
scheme for involving her name with
that of Funk. He declares that she ac
Shortly afterwards Henning filed
praecipe In a suit for $25,000 against
Funk. This was. followed by a dec
laration that the Harvester man had
met . Mrs. Henning at divers places
and taken her to the Grand Pacific ho
To bolster the stbryMf sal They
torocured ..bellboy to testify he haj
served drinks to Mr. Funk and Mra.
Henning at the Grand Pacific.
Immediately after the suit was filed
by Attorney Daniel Donahoe of Dona
hoe & Hartnett,' Hnning-says he and
his wife went to Mobile, Ala., and liv
ed expensively on money furnished
GIVEN MONEY TO STAY IN HIDING.
When Mr. Funk won the suit, early
in 1912, Judge Olson issued a warrant
for Henning charging him with pec
jury and conspiracy. Then, Henning
Bays, he was provided with money and
told to get out of the state.
The late John E. Wayman took Mrs.
Henning before the grand jury and
on promises of immunity she confess
ed being a party to the frameup. On
her evidence Attorney Donahoe, Alleen
Heppner and Isaac Steifel, a private de
terive, were indicted.
Henning in his confession says he
has been furnished with plenty of
money to travel about under disguise
during the year or so that has tran
spired since that time.
Henning was kept in Siding by the
state's attorney all day, as Mr. Hoyne
had been apprised that efforts would
be made by a flock of attorneys and
private atorneys to wrest him from tbe
state on habeas corpus writs and pre
vent a carriage of justice.
TO LAND THRONE
Ber.'in, Germany, Oct. 3. A dead
lock exists in the negotiations placing
Prince Ernst August and his bride.
Princess Victoria, on the throne at
Brunswick, and Emperor William may
De disappointed In his ambit'on to see
bis only daughter the wife of the
reigning monarch. This is because
the prince and his father refuse to
renounce their rights to the Hanover
"Honor first, leve after," said the
prince before the betrothal, when ask
ed to renounce his rights.
Freight Agent Suicides.
Chicaso, 111., Oct. 3. The body of
James M. Powell, local freight agent
of the Burlineton road, was found on
thp hanlra nf thA itrana ranal tnHftv !
A hole in tbe head and a pistol near
his body Indicated suicide.
LIQUOR CLUBS IN
ST. LOUIS ARE HIT
St. Louis. Mo.. Oct 3. Circuit Attor
ney - Harvey today brought action
against the St. Loul club, Missouri
Athletic club and the Brewery Work
ers' association of Missouri to compel
th3 surrender of their charters. They
are charged with selling intoxicants
withtut a license. This is tbe begin
ning of what is excepted
Charles J. Voipicka.
Charles J. Vo'.tfcka of Chicago is
the new American minister to Rou-
mania, Bulgaria and bervia, ana is
now on his way to his new post. Mr.
Voipicka is a Bohemian by birth and
was educated In Prague, Bohemia. He
is the president and treasurer of a
Chicago brewing company and is also
interested in financial institutions in
AN ABLE OFFICIAL
New Head of U. S. Engineers'
Officer Here Bears Ex
STATIONED IN PANAMA
Was Next in Charge In Construction
of Famous Gatun Dam and
(Special, to The Arg-us.
Washington, Oct. 3. Major George
Ji. Hygaan of the Army t Engineer
BerfrceVfib haa been, "transferred to
fhe Rock Island district, bears an ex
cellent reputation in army circles.
Since 1898 he has been stationed
la Panama and was next-in-charge in
the construction of the famous Gatun
dam and spillway, which means that
he was really In active charge of the
men employed in the fiuildlng of the
IS WEST POINTER,
Major. Hoffman was born in Penn
sylvania in 1870 and he was appointed
cadet from that state to West, Point
in 1892, graduating in 1896. He was
made second lieutenant in 1898 and
soon after was advanced to a first
lieutenantcs'. He was appointed cap
tain in 1904 and major in 1909.
He was one of those personally
selected by ColoneI George W. Goe
thals for. work in Panama
10 FEET MORE TO
Pennsylvania Miner, Buried
Week Ago Today, Soon to
Be Set Free.
Centralia, Pa., Oct. 3. Ten feet of
solid coal still stands betwee nthe en
tombed miner, Thomas Toshesky and
freedom. He was buried by a fall of
coal a week today and has been con
fined in a space 7 by 15, and fed
and given air through a, tube forced
through the wall of coal the first day
he was buried. He had little sleep
last night, and is growing nervous, but
is otherw ise well.
JUDGE DEVANTER CLEARED
Committee of Congress Reports No
Foundation for an Inquiry.
Washington, Oct. -3. By the adop
tion yesterday of a resolution finding
that "there is no foundation' for any
proceedings against Mr. Justice Van
Devanter" of the supreme court of the
United States, the judiciary committee
of the hoube went on record against j
the official exploitation of Charges of!
doubtful origin against the federal
D. T. Blodgett of Des Moines, who
waa convicted of forgery in the Iowa
court and is serving a term in prison,
recently attempted to gain his free
dom through an appeal to Justice Van
Devanter for a writ of habeas corpus
on constitutional grounds. The ap
plication was denied.
In a petition Blodgett sent to con
gress later he asked that impeachment
proceedings be taken against the jur
ist. Los Angeles While the heirs of
i her two husbands contested in the
proba'e court over the $7,000,000 es
tate of Mrs. Arcadie de Baker, a
grandniece, . Mrs. - Arcadie Bandinl
Brennan, filed a suit claiming the en
tire property on what she declared
was a formal promise made by ber
Slayer of Anna Aumuller
Tears Rosary Into
Shreds in Frenzy. ,.;
REPORTERS AS TARGET
Alienists Declare Confessed
Murderer is Sane Inquest
t Ends in 15 Minutes. 4
New York, Oct 3. District Attorney
Witman today said he believed Hans
Schmidt sane, and he will be placed
on trial for the murder of Anna Au
muller. His opinion Is based on the
report of four alienists, which will be
made public soon.
Today Coroner Felnberg empanelled
a jury of millionaires. Names of four
of the jury were announced prior to
the Inquest. Theodore P. Shonts. Vin
cent Astor, J. B. Greenhut and Morti
A great crowd surrounded the crim
inal courts building, where the inquest
was held, but few were admitted. Sev
eral women were among those who
succeeded In getting In.
Schmidt became frenzied at the in
quest and jumped up and tore from
his neck a rosary he hsri worn since
arrested, tore it in bits and threw the
pieces at reporters sitting nearby. The
Jury found him responsible for the
girl's death. .
IXQIEST LASTS IS MIXl'TES.
Schmidt heard the testimony with
out emotion, but the coroner's charge
to the jury seemed to rouse him to
a frenzy. The coroner's charge was
brief, he merely telling the Jury it
could find Anna Aumuller was killed
by a person unknon nr.Ay a ajiegsaa .
w ho eould be named by the Jury." The
victim waa identified by . a . woman
friend. Detective Faurot gave a brief
summary of Schmidt's confession. The
defense declined to place Schmidt on
the stand. The jury session lasted
only 15 minutes, and Schmidt was tak
en back to jail.
Counsel for Schmidt said he became
angered because the coroner had made
an appeal for funds to bury , the body
of the girl.
WAYNE SUIT IS ON
IN CHICAGO COURT
Reynolds Resident Seeking to
Recover $1,800 from Board
of Trade Firm.
Chicago, 111., Oct. 3. C. H. Wayne,
of Reynolds, 111., is prosecuting a suit -in
the municipal court, here to recov
er $1,800 from the Doard of trade firm
of E. W. Wagner & Co. The suit in
volves covering the transfer of 160,000
bushels of corn between Sept. 30 and
Dec. 31, 1912, and a $300 wager on
the presidential election. Wayne de
clares that his orders were not car
ried out on the floor of the board of
trade, but were consummated . in the
offices of the Wagner firm with losa
to him. He also says $300 was taken
by his order from his account and wa
gered on Woodrow Wilson at odds of
3 to 1 with James O'l-eary Just pre
vious to the election. He declares he
never received the $400 due hlra.
The Wagner firm, which stands
high among the members of the Chi
cago board, maintains that it does not
owe Mr. Wayne the amount claimed;
that all transactions in which the firm
acted for him were regular and with
a view to protecting his interes'a. In
the election bet. It, is stated, the Wag
ner firm merely extended the courtesy
of Its wire service to Mr. Wayne and
that an employe of the local office
of the firm piaced the bet as a favor
to the Reynolds man. It turned Out,
however, that the person from whom
the ticket was bought was not a rep
resentative of O'Leary, as he had rep
resented himself to be, and according
ly O'Leary haa refused to meet the
condi ions of the wager.
Minneapolis John Schildneck,
cashier of the export department of ,
the Washburn-Crosby Milling com
pany, has been cap'.ured in Uruguay.
A shortage of more than $20,000 is
charged to him.
AS AN EMBEZZLER
St. Louis. Mo., Oct. 3 3. D. Young,
former deputy buildin commUiloner
of East St. Loula, IU., waa indicted
today on a charge of embe&ilement.
He is accused of secretins $600 be
loagiAK to ihs (Jig , 1