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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 10U,
VETOES BILL TO
RAISE LIMIT OF
President Wilson Says It Re
peals Section of the New
AMENDMENTS ARE URGED
Emergency Currency Measure Is Pass
ed by the Senate Without
a Roll Call.
Washington. D. C, Sept. 12. Presi
dent Wilson yesterday vetoed the bill
to raise the limit of individual deposits
in postal savings banks to $1,000. be
cause It contained a provision repeal
ing a section of the new bank law
mhich provides that federal funds
must be deposited only with members
of the federal reserve system.
The president suggested that the bill
be amended to extend for another
twelve months the time In which banks
not members of the new system have
within which to surrender the govern
ment deposits they now hold.
The president's message was as fol
lows: With most of the provisions of the
bill I am in hearty accord. They are
admirably conceived, and the changes
of law which they propose would un
doubtedly be very beneficial to the
postal savings system; but a portion
of Section 2 seeks to make a change
' in the federal reserve act of last De
cember which I venture to regard as
"When the federal reserve act was
passed It was thought wise to make
the Inducements to state banks to en
ter the federal reserve system as many
and as strong a-s possible. It was.
therefore provided in that act that
government funds should be deposited
only In banks which were members of
the federal reserve system.
Backs Up Principle.
"The principie of such a provision
Is sound and Indisputable. The mon
eys under the control of the govern
ment ought to be placed only ia those
banks wh!ch are most directly under
the supervision and regulation of the
"It was recognized also that the
scattering of government deposits in
small amounts among too large a num
ber of banks would in time of stress be
of decided disadvantage to the federal
reserve system, which seeks as much
as possible to mobilise the financial
resources of the country under one
control. The bi!l which I now return
repeals that provision so far as it
rn!ght apply to funds accumulated In
the hands of the government under
the postal savings system. It is with
this provision of the bill that I find
myself unable to concur.
"1 am not insensible of the incon
venience which some banks might suf
fer If the postal savings funds were
withdrawn at this particular time,
though the law itself, of course, con
veyed notice of that removal fully nine
months ago. I am not sure that the
federal reserve board would not be
justified, under the terms of the law
as It now stands. In exercising a cer
tain liberal discretion in determining
the time and the rates at which de
posits should be withdrawn from
banks not within the system.
"But, assuming that there has not
been notice enough, and that the with
drawal would of necessity be rapid or
immediate. I venture to suggest that
the otherwise admirable bill which I
now return might be amended and
GREAT BATTLES OF TWO CENTURIES;
FORCES ENGAGED AND THE LOSSES
(December 2. 1S05. Lasted one day).
Austrians and Russians 84,000
Decisive victory for French).
(July 6, 1809. One day).
(September 7, '812. One day).
(Both sides claimed victory.)
(October 16-19. Four days.)
Austrians, Russians and Prussians 240.000
("The Battle of the Nations." French defeated).
(June 18. 1815. One day).
British and Germaus 67.667
(French utterly defeated).
(August 18, 1870. Twelve hours).
(September 1. 1870. One day).
(July 1-3, 1863. Three days).
Union army 82.000
Confederates 73 qqq
SUA HO .
(October 10-18, 1904. Nine days).
(Japanese assaults repulsed).
(February 24 March 10. Fifteen days).
(Russian retreat forced).
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BELGIAN SOLDIERS LANDING AT OSTEND.
These soldiers know what it means to stand up before the gruelling Are of the Germans. In the heat of cattle they were cut off from their
regiments around Namur and were compelled, in order to join their regiments, to get back through France via Havre. The photo shows them land
ing at Ostend.
might, because of the financial circum
stances sow temporarily existing, be
very advantageously amended, to ex
tend for another twelve months the
period within which banks not mem
bers of the federal reserve system
must surrender the deposits of the
"May I take the liberty of suggest
ing that this be done? It would re
move from this bill the only feature
which seems to me Incompatible with
sound public policy.
War Currency Passes Senate.
The emergency currency bill, amend
ing the Vreeland-AIdrich act so as to
make 75 instead of 20 per cent the
amount of comerclal paper to be ac
cepted from banks as security for
emergency currency, passed the sen
ate without a roll call and now goes
to the house.
The measure is one of those made
necessary by financial conditions
growing ont of the European war. I
The senate added several amend-j
ments to the bilL One amendment
adopted by a vote of 32 to 19 provides
for the issue of emergency currency
through state banks and trust com
panies to insure wider distribution of
the relief extended.
Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia pro
posed the amendment, which was gen
erally supported by southern senators,
who declared that only by issuing
emergency currency to the state banks
could the needed circulation be
brought to the small farmer and small
Under the amendment all of the
privileges conferred on national banks
Off at Namur, Return Home in Roundabout Way
under the Vreeland emergency cur
rency act are extended to state banks
and trust companies having a capital
ization of $25,000 or jnoro and a sur
plus of 20 per cent.
The amendment exempts such notes
as may be issued to state banks from
the 10 per cent tax on state bank cir
culation imposed in 1S75.
The senate voted down, 3S to 10, a
proposal that cotton producers should
be given preference in the loaning of
emergency currency in cotton states
and that the interest charged should
not exceed 6 per cent.
GRAN'DAD IS NOW STEPDAD
Delaware Man Weds Widow of His
Smyrna. Del., Father-in-law and
daughter-in-law are now husband and
wife. Joseph C. Robinson, 57 years
old, a retired farmer, and Mrs. Bessie
M. Robinson. 33 years old, widow of
M- Robinson's son, Frank, were mar
ried at their home here recently. Ev
ery effort was made to keep the af
The bride of her father-in-law has
five small children, ranging in age
from one year to eleven. The bride
groom has a half-dozen adult children.
The union of father-in-law and daughter-in-law
was agreeable to the children
of Mr. Robinson, one of whom, Joseph
Robinson signed his name as a witness
to the marriage. Another son, Ralph,
also was present. The infant of the
bride, and likewise grandchild of the
bridegroom, sat in its high chair while
the ceremony was performed. -
The marriage makes the grand-fath
er the stepfather of his son's child
ren. The bride changes from sister-in-law
to stepmother of her husband's
sons and daughters.
BIDS FOR COAL.
Will Be Received Until Monday, Sep
Bids for lump coal will be received
at the Rock Island public library for
the winter season. 1914-1915.
All bids must be in by Monday
noon, Sept. 14.
ELLEN GALE, Librarian.
news all the time The
IN THE ALLIES' CAMP: FRENCH AND BRITISH OFFICERS AT MESS
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War has made brothers of :h French and British' Photo shows British
in I ranee dining with a FrencU olflcer, who is seen In the left foreground.
DAY IN DAVENPORT
Licenses to Wed. Dominic D. Hor
rell of Davenport and Elsie A. Leidke
of Davenport; Jasper Stout of Daven
port and Ida L. Rehling of Davenport;
Rudolph Roehlk of New Liberty and
Blanche Lamp of New Liberty; James
J. Francis of Davenport and Anna A.
Puterbaugh of Valley Junction.
Nabstedt Will Is Filed. The nine
children of M. E. Nabstedt, Daven
port pioneer business man, who died
Sunday, Sept. 6, following a long ill
ness, will receive his property in equal
shares, according to the terms of the
will of the deceased filed yeSterday
with Clerk Harry J. McFarland of the
Scott county district court for probate.
One-half la to go to the four sons.
Friederich, Jacob, Heinrich and Det
lef. and the remaining portion to
the five daughters. Anna Restorff, Ber
tha Silvert, Johanna Dannewen. Al
wine Wannach, and Ella Cannon.
Friederich and Jacob Nabstedt are
named executors. The instrument is
dated April 15, 1911. William Hoersch
is the attorney.
Father Dies In Defense of Daughter.
Hugh Dougall, one of the victims of
the double Bhootlng affray at Washing
ton, Iowa. Wednesday night. Is dead.
He was shot by Oscar Fetters while in
the act of defending his daughter from
the attack of the rejected suitor. Mr.
Dougall remained conscious all Wed
nesday night but became delirious
Thursday morning and steadily grew
worse until death. Miss Mary Dou
gall's wound, although painful, is not
considered serious. It is supposed it
was the intention of young Fetters to
shoot the younger daughter, Sarah,
with whom, he had kept company, but
the others Interfering, were the vic
Mystery of Stolen Purse Not Cleared
The Davenport police are in receipt
of a letter from W. L. TIker of Opheim,
III., whose wallet was found in a
cellar at 414 West Second street three
days ago. Mr. Eiker stated that he
lost the wallet Sunday at the mile
track while witnessing Beachey's aero
plane flight He does not remember!
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of being in a crowd of sufficient size
to give pickpockets a chance to oper
ate, although he states that the purse
might have disappeared in that man
ner. He identified the various articles
in the purse and stated that there was
not cash in it at the time it was lost.
The above explodes the police theory
of the man having been held up or
Death Caused by Excitement. An
exciting play in a game of pinochle in
the card room of the Unter den Lin
den was responsible for the death of
Deidrich Reimers, 64 years old. Mr.
Rcimers, who had been in Davenport
about three months, was watching a
game about 7:15 o'clock In the even
ing. The players had reached a cru
cial point in the game. Mr. Reimers,
profoundly interested, arose from his
chair to obtain a closer view. As one
of the players threw down the card,
Mr. Reimers toppled over backwards.
Men immediately rushed to his assist
ance, but when the first one arrived
his heart had stopped beating. He
had died, probably before his body
struck the floor. Coroner Rudolf was
called and the body removed to the
Nissen & Hartwig parlors. No inquest I
will be held, as it is an apparent case
of heart failure. Deceased had resid
ed in this vicinity for the past 30 years.
For several years he conducted a farm !
in Scott county, retiring from active j
work 10 years ago. For the past three
years he has been residing at Albert
Kllndt's hotel near Donohue, Iowa. He
was quite well known among the Ger
man residents of the city and county.
$50,000 Damage Suit Is Settled.
The case in which Julius Menes of
Davenport, through his guardian, Em
ma Kobs, asked damages from the Bet
tendorf company, amounting to $50,
000 for injuries received at the pTUVt
May 1. 1910, and which it was alleged
rendered him insane and a paralytic,
was settled yesterday for $500. The
suit was filed eight months ago by At
torneys Fred Vollmer and Chezem &
Kelly. Cook & Ba'.luff represent the
defendant. Menes. it is said, has re
covered his normal mental faculties
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but remains paralyzed. He was as
sisting in the operation of a huge
crane at the plant of the Bettendorf
company, when the accident occurred.
The crane swung around suddenly,
causing a large beard to hit him on
the head and body, according to the
petition. The attorneys for the plain
tiff say they agreed to a settlement
because it was impossible to obtain
several important witnesses, living in
British Columbia and other places in
Pays Good Price for Hitting Man.
On the evening of July 14, R. Alten
burg of the Keystone Rubber company
struck C. H. Hubbell of the Hubbell
Construction company flush on the
jaw, rendering him unconscious for
almost half an hour. Yesterday in
police court he paid Just $127.20 for
the privilege. A week ago Altenburg
was arraigned in police court, as a
result of the affair, and was bound over
to the grand Jury. At that time he
was offered the alternative of paying
a $100 fine and the costs of the case
or a bind over. He chOBe the latter.
Yesterday Mr. Altenburg decided that
the Judicious course would be to pay
the fine and costs, which, he did.
Lieutenant Deniaon Killed In War.
Dean Hare has received word from
Toronto, Can., of the death of Lieu
tenant Bertram Denison of the York
shore Light infantry, who was killed
in action with his company in the war
in France. Lieutenant Denison was
the son of Admiral Denison and a
nephew of Colonel J. G. Denison and
of Henry T. DeniBon, formerly of Dav
enport. SWEET NOTES OF WIFE'S
LOVER WIN DIVORCE
Reading, Pa. Eleven letters from
the wife's alleged affinity, .filled with
endearing terms, formed the most In-
teresting part of the testimony her
before a master in the divorce pro
ceedings of John C. Baum, a well-
known Reading man, against Maude
E. Baum of New York City. The mas
ter recommends a divorce on the
ground of improper and indiscreet con
duct on the part of the wife.
The first of the letters, dated from
New York, begins "My own very
sweet, dear, darling, precious pet: my
cute little girl Tiny," and, being filled
with many loving terms, ends with:
am forever and ever your boy."
' Another starts off with "My dear,
sweet darling, little angel; my prec
ious pet, tiny sweetheart; my sweet
heart; my sweet, dear love: I was
very glad to get such a lovely long
letter from you," and ends by saying:
"Well, I must close. With hugs and
kisses, and my heart all yours, I am
forever and ever, your boy."
The letters have been attached to
therecord, and the apparent intimacy
Increased with each one, until the
pair got to planning a divorce and
Mrs. Baum's coming to New York to
marry the man of her second choice.
They took up in the correspondence
the matter of house hunting and the
high cost of living, about which "Your
boy" has to say: "I will do every
thing in my power to make you a
little, sweet lady of leisure."
A SIGHT-SEEING TRIP.
Every Sunday on the steamer Helen
Blair, through the Moline locks to
Hampton. Leaves at 3:00 p. m., re
turns at 6.30. Round trip 35c. (Adv.)
HOW TO PRONOUNCE NAMES FOUND IN
DISPATCHES FROM THE EUROPEAN WAR
Such names as Paris, Berlin and Munich have accepted English
pronunciations, but the less common names of foreign towns thould
be pronounced as they are in their own language.
The following list shows how some of the places more commonly
found in the war dispatches are pronounced:
Aix-la-Chapelle ex-la-sha-pell . Liege lee-yezh
Amiens a-me-ang Llgny lee-n-yee
Ardennes ar-den . Lille leel
Audenarde O-de-nard Longwy long-vee
Avesnes a-ven Louvaln loo-vang
Aviricourt a-vree-coor Luneville loo-nay-veel
Belfort bel-for Malines ma-Ieen
Bruges bruzh Maubeuge . mo-beuzb
Chalons she-long Meurthe murt
' Charleroi shar-lu-rwah Mezleres may-zee-yare
Chaudfontafne sho-fong-ten Monceau mong-so
.Cirey see-ray Mons mongss
Courtral coor-tre Moselle mo-zell
Danzig dan-tsik Mulhausen meel-how-zen
Dijon dee-zhong Neufchateau neu-sha-toe
Dinant dee-nahng Nish neesh
Douai doo-e Neipenburg ny-pen-burg
Doubs doo Oise wahz
Gemblous zhahng-bloo Oudenarde oo-de-nard
Givet - ahee-vay ' Peronnes pu-ron
Hainault e-no Rheims rangce
Huy wee Renalx ru-nex
Kiel keel Roubaix roo-bay'
Kiau-Chau . kyow-how Sabao sha-bats
WHAT BRITISH MILITARY AND NAVAL
AUTHORITIES MAY DO IN WAR TIME
Here are some of the things the naval and military authorities of
England may do under the defense of the realm act, recently passed
s Take possession of any land, buildings, gas. electricity or water
works, or sources of supply, horses, automobiles or any other means
of transportation. .
Cause any buildings, statues, or any property to be moved or ae
stroyed. and order the inhabitants to leave any given area necessary
to use for military or naval purposes.
Close saloons entirely or during specified hours. ,
Enter by force, if need be. any lu use or ship which is suspectea
of being used to the prejudice of the Mule. .
Arrest or order the arrest of. without warrant, any suspectea
The following are some of the things sot. out in the act which
Briton may not do:
Loiter near a railroad bridge.
Give or sell liquor to a soldier or sailor on duty.
Spread reports by word of mouth or writing, near a defended area,
likely to create alarm among the troops or civilian population.
Light fires or display lights of any description on hill tops or otner
high ground or buildings without permission.
Tamper with or loiter near any telegraph or telephone lines.
The act provides that civilians ignoring a military demand to Mi
may be shot down without a second challenge, and courtmartial sua"
deal with offenses against the military laws, the tribunal having pow
to inflict sentences of Imprisonment for life.
BRYAN IN REBUKE
OF TURKS' ENVOY
AT THE CAPITAL
Comment of A, Eastern Bey j,
Press on Local Matters Dig.
GERMANS ACCUSE ALLIES
Declare Entente, in Order to Buy Hea
trality, Offered Sultan Rights
Which He Seized. ,j
Washington, Sept. 12. Turkey!
conduct has become a matter of toa-
cefn to the United States as well u
to the allied governments. .
Coincidental with the Ottoman gov.
ernment's announcement of its abro
gation of the conventions and capitula
tions under which foreigners have
been accorded extra-territorial privi
leges in rurxisn territory the Ger-
many embassy issued an official state
ment alleging that Great Britain, Ro.
sia and France had tried to bribe Tur
key to remain neutral.
While this statement was being lj-
sued Secretary Bryan was having
conference with the Turkish ambassa-
dor, A. Rustem Bey, in which he sug
gested to the diplomat the propriety
of discontinuing ms comments in
newspapers on matters of domestic
concern to the United States. Presk.
dent Wilson had asked Secretary Brj.
an to call the attention of the Turkish
ambassador to recent statements at
tributed to him in the newspapers and
to inquire if they were authorized.
The German embassy's announce
ment, received through the SajrvfJl
wireless station, is as follows:
The three entente powers, appr
hending Turkey's intervention in favor
of Germany and Austria, expressed to
Turkey their readiness to consent to
the abolition of capitulations In cue
of Turkey's 'neutrality during the pre-
"Turkey replied that her neutrality
was not to be purchased, and, drawing
the consequences from the notification
of the entente ambassadors at once Is
sued lrades revoking the capitula
How Envoy Gave Offense.
The president and other officers of
the administration are understood to
have been greatly displeased with
statements made by the ambassador
in a prepared interview which he fur
nlshed to the Associated Press on Mon
day night and which was printed in
newspapers on Tuesday.
In that interview the ambassador, la
commenting on reports that Crest
Britain and France were trying to get
this government to send warships to
Turkey to protect Christians, said the
thought of dally lynchmgs in the south
and memory of the water cures in the
Philippines should make American
newspapers chary of attacking Turkey
in connection with acts of 6avagery
committed by her. There were other
things in the interview that were difr
(Continued on Pag-e Twelve.)
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