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HE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, Mm
SlXTV-l orilTlI YEAH. NO.
VK1)M;M). i XOVKMIIKH 11, TWELVK PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Declared Berlin Has Ap
proached Petrograd With
GERMANY IS INVADED
Generals Von Makenge and Von
Liebert. Commanders, Are
Claimed Taken Prisoners.
London. Nov. 11. Coincident with
tie news that every German soldier
his been swept from Russian soil
tcces a whisper of peace negotiations
in t report from" Petrograd that Ber
lin his approached Russia with over
tares looking to cessation of hostili
ties. Contrary to the German report tJat
tie Russians were checked on the
frontier of East Prussia, Petrograd
declares bril'iant success in that re
gion has been succeeded by actual
fcTMion of German territory. An
e-ual triumph is reported from the
oierend of the long battle lice. Cos
sacks are raiding within 20 miles of
C.ico. the commandant of which
fsrtress has ordered the civilian pop
aUUon of tie citv to leave. Przemvsl
is said to be fully invested again. Con-1
tnry to practice, infantry and not I
irtClery ias been the dominant forel
csed by the Russians alone their west
ern battle front. Disregarding Ger
su batteries and superior forces.
tie Russian infantry won positions
by the use of cold steel.
Moscow reports the capture of Gen
erel Yen Makenge, commander of the
sereniemii German army c
gether with his staff. It is reportc
t!fO that General Von Liebert. In
eccEand of Lodz when the Germans
occcpied that city, has been captured
br tie Russian".
Peace Letter From Pope.
The Conrad Copenhagen
roEient of the Central News says
A dispatch from Cologne affirms thatl
the pope shortly will endeavor to in-1
Kate negotiations for peace through l
tie medium of a pastoral letter. The j
German view ls that such action would
wui.. l h-.- i
Bor: rniitr and fnrc Italv to take an I
hi. . . t f r r. ' a tam.l
attitude against the proposal."
Germans Lose Many Officers.
Paris, Nov. 11. A Petroerad dis
patch says: "It is estimated during
recent f.ehtirig in east Prussia the ; soldiers' honor. Governor Waldeck
Russians lost 70 per cent of the'.r offi-j said: 'Four or five days prior to sur
rs. From Oct. 25 to Nov. 5 thp Rus-jr6nder or the fortress the wireless sta-t-ans
c&pt .ird 323 officers. 21.750 sol- j tion was destroyed, making impossible
diers, 52 cannon and 52 quick firers." any longer communication with Pe
Crown Prince Commander. king. The successful storming of Bis-
Pari Nov 11 A Petrograd dis- ' marck fort by the attacking soldiers,
patch sars the German crown prince I who recklessly hurled themselves at
has bn anointed cornmandr-in- ! us by making human bullets of their
chief of all German-Austrian armies op
erating against Russia, with General
Von Hindenburg commanding the left
ci General iMr.kl the right.
SOUTH AFRICA REBELS
DEFEATED IN A BATTLE j
on. Nov 11. A dispatc . to the'
uter Telegram company from Pre
toria savs it is officially announced
t-re that on Nov. S Lieutenant Col- j
Yarid-Wit-r met the rebels at
Zandf ontt-in. ) miles north of 1're-tor-.
kilhrg or wounding 120. and
Morgan Firm in $5,000,000 Home.
Xew York. Nov. ll.--Th? J. P. Mor- to Isritish ofticlals here, German cruis
a company l.a moved into a build- j ers in the Atlantic and Pacific have
tt(-cf- for its own u.-e at Wall been receivine information concern-
4 Broad s'r- t-i Tiie cost of the
toi-dir.g and ground was $5,000,000. It
btlievt d ti: expensive of its
fcnd in t::e world. It is four stories
"li- Ti e i x'i rior is Tennessee mar-
cd t:.e ;i.t-rior foreign marbi;.
Autc Kills Boy: Runs Away.
0-taa. li) . Nov. 11 While Shel
Jju . , , , fi year oi l
cousin, Ji:r'i.-tte I.ehr. were riding-)
soaie from .,,., ,,D a bi'-yle they
rtru'i-: by an automobi'e. which
Seeded aay Jrie was killed and
ES Iehr K-rious!v hurt.
GLASS IS BURNED
Jeaui.Me. pa. Not. 11 A mam
'h arehise of the American
'J'd by fre today. The loss is II.
w'Oij. Ti greater portion of 250.
r V. ... .. . . ..
. I'i'io Ka!-$ was
. r broken
The factory was cot
TSING TAU'S FALL
Former German Governor and
Men Allowed to Maintain
Tokio, Nov. 11. Tokio today is cel
ebrating at a civic demonstration at
tended by 500,000 people the turning
over yesterday to the Japanese and
irjtish ef the German fortified posi
tion of Tsing-Tau. Addresses were de
livered by representatives of the al
New York, Nov. 11. An East and
West News bureau cablegram fronr
Tokio Bays: "Permitted to capitulate
instead of surrendering unconditional-
ly. the former German government of I
Tsing-Tau and his oflicers were, in j
compliance with the gracious wish of
I II- rfap.ucBC cui)jciuif Uiiuneu lu
wear their swords and maintain their
oouies, seaieu me laie ui i biii- i au.
Then it became evident the garrison
could no longer hold against the shell
ing of heavy artillery.' The governor,
ivith 2,200 officers and men will be
transported to Japan as prisoners
CLOSE SECRET WIRELESS
Washington, Nov. 11. The navy de-
partment is advised that a secret wire-(
less station at Ensenada, ixjwer Cali
fornia, has been ordered closed by
the Mexican local authorities
The station i-i on Mexican territory
close to th American border, and is
(mr. bt several from which, according
The navy department's radio ex
; perta and the I'nited States se-ret
service are continuing their seari-n
for wireless stations within the Juris
diction of the United States, which
are alleged to be a secret communica-
tion with ships at sea in violation of j
Scarlet Fever Epidemic.
Jacksonville, III., Nov. 11. An epl
df-rnic of scarlet fever at Merdosia,
2r, miles west of here, has caused thai
authorities to close the schools and
adopt stringent rules of quarantine.
One death and three cass are report
ed. No child under the age of 15 Is
to be permitted on the streets for a
period of 10 days.
Hungarian Nooies Slain,
Paris, Nov. 11. According to the
list of killed published in v i
the Hungarian aris'ocracy had
loss in the battles
arourd Lille, France, to which rtin
trictliiey had been sent to aid the
-. , . , k.:? I
hussars belonging to noble fauillie- j
BE LIKE THIS OLD
AT VERA CRUZ
Carranza Meets All De
mands Required by the
TO TURN OVER DUTIES
Several Millions Collected Dur-
ing Occupation Protec
tion for Natives.
Washington, Nov. 11. American
troops probably will be ordered out
of Vera Cms very soon, leaving the
Mexican factions to settle their own
differences, as a result of recent de
velopments, which brought the guar
antees the Washington government
Carranza's promises not to re-impose
customs duties collected by American
officials during occupation and to pro
tect natives who served General Fun
ston probably will be accepted as suf
ficient. A similar pledge from Guti
errez, the new provisional president,
is expected. The fact that several
millions in customs duties collected
bv the American government will
turned over to the Mexican govern
ment 4s taken .by many officials as a
guarantee that Washington's demands l
will be complied with.
Nuns and Priests Safe.
Copies of Carranza's decree were
received today by the state depart
ment. Nothing is said about the pro
tection of nuns and priests who took
refuge in Vera Cruz. Oral assurances,
however, are given that they will not
It Is understood President Wilson
is willing to withdraw the American
i forces, especially in view of the fact
tnat conflict of Villa and Carranza
trcrps In that vicinity might raise
further embarrassing and delicate
questions for the I'nited States. An
impression prevails the United States
will await decision of who is the ex-
of Mexico Carranza or Gut
ierrez before delivering the funds.
Kills Employer Over $17.
San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 11. George
Gray, senior member of the firm of
Grey Bros., contractors and quarry
men, was shot In the back and killed
here today 1y Joe Ixcoco, an employe,
after a dispute over the -nonpayment
of $17 wages.
Veteran Riverman Dead.
Alton, III.. Nov. 11. Captain Henry
Leyhe, commodore of the Kugie Packet
comuanv anl .r:i years a wen Known
figure on the Mississippi river. 1. dead J
TO ROCK ISLAND BY THREE EYE LEAGUE
AMERICAN SHIP IS
Navy Officials Do Not Believe
Rumor Probably Originat
Cing In" This Country..
Washington, Nov. 11. Secretary
Daniels has ordered the division of
operations in the navy department toTnree"Eye leasuel.
get into communication as auickly as
- I present aauea inose i eeverui .uic--
possible with the cruisers North Caro-go newspaper men and upon sugges
Iina and Tennessee, to learn if one of tion of President Sexton a motion was
them had met with a mishap, as had
been rumored during the day.
The secretary and other naval offi
cials said they did not feel the slight
est apprehension for the injury of
either vessel, but thought it advisable
to allay any alarm by getting definite
advices. Rumors were in the air
throughout the day that the North
Carolina had been blown up by a mine
at Beirut, but so far as could be dis
covered all reports originated within
the United States.
Officials pointed out that while cable
communication with Turkey is slow,
they were in touch with Constanti-
j nople and Ileirut, from which points
any accidents would have been
promptly reported. Similarly, British
ships near Turkey would have report
ed to the British admiralty. The navy:
department last heard directly from
the North Carolina and Tennessee on
Nov. 3. The former was at Beirut,
Syria, and the latter at Mytilene, off
the coast of Greece.
On Nov. 7 and Nov. 9, Inquiries were
sent by cable by the department to the
two vessels to learn the basis of re
ports that one of the American cruis
ers had landed marines, but no an
swer came. It developed today that no
effort had been made to learn whether
the cable companies naa Deen aDie
I to transmit the messages. Secretary
Daniels at once ordered that the mes
sages be traced.
Federation to Frisco In 1915.
Philadelphia. Pa., Nov. 11. Accord
ing to delegates the American Federa
tion of Labor will accept the invita
tion of San Francisco to hold the 1915
convention in that city.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molin
Increasing cloudiness and slightly
warmer tonight; probably showers by
Thursday afternoon or night.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 38; highest
yesterday. 59; lowest last night, 35.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. ni.. 4 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m.. 39; at
7 a. m., 66.
Stage of water 3.2; no change In last
J. M. SHEKIER. Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Jupiter. Mum. Venus.
Morning wtars: Saturn. Mercury. The
II.vHdeH group. een northeast in tbe
evening. Includes two stun ho close io-
gether as to n,.,.eHr to be naked eye
Transfer of Springfield
Berth is Ordered by
REED NAMED MANAGER
Action Result of Prospect of
Repeal of Five-Mile Limit
BY F. J. MUELLER.
(Special to Ttie Argus.)
OMAHA, NEB., NOV. 11. THREE
EYE LEAGUE LAST NIGHT TRANS
FERRED THE SPRINGFIELD FRAN.
CHISE TO ROCK ISLAND AND SE
LECTED GEORGE REED TO MAN
AGE THE CLUB.
THE FIVE-MILE LIMIT AMEND
MENT WILL PRECIPITATE A
FIGHT IN THE MEETING OF THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION THIS
AFTERNOON, BUT THE AMEND
MENT AS RECOMMENDED BY THE
COMMITTEE WILL UNDOUBTED
THE THREE-EYE WILL RAISE
THE CLAIM THAT IT NOW OPER.
ATES THE TERRITORY. REED IS
NONCOMMITAL AS TO HIS PLANS.
RESOLUTIONS CUTTING THE
THREE-EYE SALARY LIMIT TO
$1,875.00 WILL BE INTRODUCED.
THREE-EYE DELEGATES INSIST
THAT ROCK ISLAND MUST AC
CEPT THE SPRINGFIELD CLUB
AND HAVE FILED FORMAL NO
TICE WITH SECRETARY FARRELL
OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION.
Newspaper Men Admitted.
The second session of the asso
ciation convened at 2 o'clock Tues
day afternoon and the report of the
committee on credentials was read and
approved. President Tearney of the
in submitting the
. , r.i
made and carried admitting all rec
ognized newspaper men to the meet
ings of the association.
The report of Secretary Farrell,
which was read and approved, showed
that the amount spent for drafted and
purchased players this year is in
round figures, $125,000 less than in
Various committees were then ap
pointed to report at today's session.
The committee on amendments to the
constitution and before whom will be
proposed the advisability of changing
that part of the constitution referring
to the five-mile limit is composed of
Judge Kavanaugh, M. E. Justice, A. T.
Baum, J. H. Farrell and M. H. Sexton,
and the indications are the rule will
be amended so as to allow Rock Island
to choose its own company this season.
President Tearney, with the aid of
Louis Heilbronner of the Central
league, tried to force President Sex
ton's hand by asking if he did not
have some changes in the constitu
tion in mind, but his play failed and
only gave President Sexton an oppor
tunity. a short time later to make the
announcement that the object of the
meeting was to deal fairly and openly
with every question, even if it con
cerned the president himself.
Tearney Pleads for Help.
The class C and D leagues held a
meeting Tuesday morning and Tear
ney and Heilbronner came into the
meeting and asked their cooperation,
and when reminded by the little fel
lows that heretofore they never had
been recognized by Tearney he admit
ted that the Three-Eye was up against
it now and needed help. After listen-
ing very patiently to their plea, Tear
ney and Heilbronner were asked to
leave the meeting. Tearney is de
termined to make a strong fight for
the Rock Island territory, inasmuch
as Dick Kinsella arrived from Spring-1
field and announced that there was
not a chance in the world for his
home town to enter the league this
Expect Favorable Report.
The committee on amendments will
undoubtedly report favorably on the
change in the five-mile limit rule and
enough proxies are held to carry th'
resolution on the floor. The matter
will then be up to the commission, if
the Three-Eye desires to carry it
there, but as it Is a matter between
minor leaeues entirely the oomnils- !
sion will undoubtedly rule as they al
ways have in the past when no major
league was concerned and that is sup
porting the action of the national as
sociation. The Central association meetina
will probably be held Wednesday, No
vember IS, at Burlington.
L. R. Blackman of the Mollne club has
The War Today
(By Associated Press.)
This is the 100th day of the war.
The German war machine has bat
tered its way into the Belgian town
of Dixmude, the capture of which was
the first indication that the new at
tack of the Germans, described as
their supreme effort, probably mark
ing a turning point in the war, had
brought definite results. Whether
the German victory will exert an im
portant influence on the outcome is
not yet disclosed. The expression,
"Good advance," in official Berlin re
ports concerning fighting in the west,
is the first occasion such terms have
been employed in this connection.
Few details in the east are permit
ted to reach the outside world. There
are further indications that the Turks
are offering determined resistance to
the Russian advance. Heavy fighting
continues on Servian soil. Austria
announces the -capture of many pris
oners. practically closed with George Hughes,
former Three-Eye league second base
man, to" act as manager in 1915.
200 OF GREW ON
EMDEN ARE DEAD
German Cruiser Is Veritable
Shambles Sydney Not
Damaged in Fight.
London, Nov. 11. The admiralty
announces the losses on the German
cruiser Emden, attacked by the cruis
er Sydney and driven ashore on Cocos
island, where she burned, are unoffi
cially reported as 200 killed and 30
wounded. Captain Von Muller and
Prince Franz Joseph tot Hohenzollern,
one of his officers, are both prisoners,
uninjured. The captain and officers
will not be deprived of their swords.
Hong Kong, Nov. 11. According to
reports reaching here the cruiser
Sydney was not damaged in her fight
with the German cruiser Emden in
Cocos island. The German cruiser is
a veritable shambles.
KILL 300 HINDUS
American Writes of the Fate
Meted Out to Rebellious
Natives in India.
New York, Nov. 11. One of the edi
tors of the Moving Picture World has
received a letter from J. D. Williams,
formerly with the Paramount Film
company, a moving picture man now
in India, who was present at the
shelling of the port of Madras by the
German cruiser Emden.
The letter was dated Calcutta, Sept.
30. In it Mr. Williams told of the
shooting by soldiers on the night just
previous of 300 of the Hindus, who
were refused admission to British Col
umbia when they went there to test
the Canadian immigration laws last
year. This news apparently was sup
pressed. "There has been plenty of excite
ment since my arrival here," the letter
reads. "The soldiers shot about 300
natives last night. They were part of
a crowd who had returned from Can
ada on account of not being admitted
there. They were marching on Cal
cutta to try and start trouble. 1 went
out to the scene of the trouble in a
motor car with a newspaper man.
There was not a line in the paper
about it this morning. The English
know how to govern these natives all
Wealthy Farmer's Bride Slain.
Elsmore, Kan., Nov. 11. Mrs. Roy
Ard, bride of a wealthy young farmer,
was killed from ambush at midnight
while driving home in a motor car
with her husband on a lonely road five
miles from here. A shotgun was used.
There is no clue.
Three weeks ago poison was placed
in water on the Ard farm. Later an
alysis disclosed deadly poison in a
can of fruit. Two weeks ago the cou
ple was fired upon while returning
! from church. Last Sunday night Ard !
entered a haymow to throw hay to
his horses and was struck on . the
head with a blunt instrument and ren
Michigan Kills Infected Animals.
Lansing. Mich.. Nov. 11. According
to a report to Governor Ferris. 2,865
hogs, 1.478 cattle. 516 sheep and 31
goats infected with the hoof and
mouth disease have been killed in
-wcnigan since tne epidemic started a
'fw weeks ago.
Presidency Offered Angell.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 11. James Row
land Angell, dean of all faculties of'
the University of Chicago, has been
effrred the presidency of the I'niver-
sity of Washington. He ls a eon of
President Emeritus Angell of the Uni-
verslty of Michigan. 1
Paris Admits Fall of the
City After Day of Se
FRONT HELD BY FRENCH
British Attack at Several Points
and Claim to Have Stopped
the Enemy Everywhere.
Paris, Nov. 11. An official state
ment says fighting was resumed yes
terday morning with very great se
verity between NIeuport and the Lys.
The French were successful In main
taining their front, but It is admitted
that the Germans, toward the end of
the day, succeeded in taking posses
sion of Dixmude. British troops at
tacked also at several points and suc
ceeded everywhere in stopping the
Berlin, Nov. 11. (Wireless to Say
villei L. I.) In a letter to the Frank
furter Zeitung one of the German
prisoners of war in England declares
as a result of bad treatment, bad
food and housing in cold barracks, 43
out of 700 German prisoners died in
one week of pneumonia and typhoid
fever. There are no wounded among
Report Turk Victory.
Berlin, Nov. 11 (By wireless to Say
ille, L. I.) An official announcement
of the Turkish government given out
here says Turks occupied Sheiksar
fort at El Arish, on the Mediterranean,
near the boundary of Egypt and Pales
tine taking four. field guns from the
enemy. El Arish is of Importance as
a point of water supply.
London, Nov. 11. An Athens dis
patch says: "It is learned a conspir
acy has broken out in Constantinople
against Germans and young Turks.
The chief conspirators were shoL"
Japs Lose Torpedo Beat.
Tokio, Nov. 11. It is officially an
nounced torpedo boat No. 33, of the
Japanese navy, was sunk by a mine
today while dragging for mines in
Kiao Chow bay. The majority of the
crew was rescued.
Pekin, Nov. 11. Reports from Har
bin, Manchuria, indicate Russia is
transporting European prisoners as
far east as Vladivostok.
Washington, Nov. 11. Secretary
Bryan announced after a conference
with the German ambassador there
had been no change in the plan orig
inally approved by Germany for the
transportation of relief supplies to Bel
gium. The Belgian legation here
pointed out that Germany herselt
was sending food to Belgium.
HAS WAR SESSION
Recruiting Situation May Lead
Toward Compulsory Serv
ice in the Army.
London, Nov. 11. King George op
ened today what probably will prove
to be purely a war session of parlia
ment. The most immediate business
before the house of commons will be
to provide sinews war in men and
money. The recruiting situation may
lead to some steps towards compul
sory service, and the $500,000,000
granted in August having been prac
tically spent, further credit of a like
amount will be proposed.
One hundred and five unionists
were missing from their seats, being
absent in various capacities in con
nection with the war, while 33 minis
terialists are actually at the front and
many others absent on government
. Instead of brilliantly uni
formed household guards lining the
streets forming the escort, sober
khaki marked the military progress
of King George through the streets to
TWO FOUND DEAD;
LOVE NOTE CAUSE
St. Louis. Mo., Nov. 11. A roan and
woman registered as Mr. and Mrs. G.
H. Neeley of Cushlng, Okla. were
In a hotel here. Appar-
ently the man shot his wife, then sul-
cided. There are nine bullet holes in'
the woman's body. Iove letters from
another man to the woman were found
in the room.
j Mere hihtu.