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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGU
SIXTY-FOURTH YEAR. XO. 113.
MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1915. TWELVE PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BLOCKADE ON GERMANY ESTABLISHED BY BRITAIN AN
MEXICAN GUNBOAT BLOWN UP AND 30 DIE: TAKE
Colors of Great Britain and
France Are Unfurled
HEARING THE CAPITAL
Scat of Ottoman Government to
Be Removed to Broussa,
J-t.tHnn, March 1. Flags of Great
tiriia'n and France are now flying at
: et.t.ar-.e of the DardatKiles oer
T'lrklth forts reduced by tue seapower
rf the .-il'ii's. Whi! it wti.Ui appear
a fact that 'trip allied fleet had reach
ed Chanak, 15 rules from the Medi
tfrraiU'an entrance to tile straits, the
liritish press warns the public not to
evpecf the immediate fall of Con
stantinople. Rrotissa, in A-iatic Turkey. has
heen selected by the Turks as the new
lanital, v.i case it Iippoium necessary
ti evacuate Constantinople.
Herlin, March 1. Official: "Near
Wervicp, an English flying machine
was forced to descend by our fire. At
a icertain point on our front the
French made use. as they had done on
previous occasions, of a particular
k'nd of shell which on exploding,
threw evil smelling poisonous gases,
but did no damage. Our position in
the Ointnpaigne country was repeat
('! attacked yesterday by at least
tw- army corps. These were repulsed
after tierce fighting at c!ose quarters.
Five attempts by the French yester
day to break through our line between
the eastern border of Argonne and
Yauquost broke down, the enemy suf
fering heavy losses.
"In the east we repulsed Russian at
tacks north of Concha and northwest
Fan's, March 1. Official: "In Cham
pagne, the different supporting posi
tions we successively secured now
form a continuous chain of two kilo
metres length to the north and north
west of Perthes. In Vosges our attacks
made slight progress at Chapaelotte."
London. March 1. The famous hoax
in the first weeks of the war when it
was reported I'OO.OOO Russians circled
around from Archangel, landed at
ScxUisli ports and were shipped to
France, originated with Ird Kitchen
er himself, according to a British of
ficer. The story accomplished its pur
5'oe. the officer said, and accounts to
s inie extent for the. retreat cf General
Von Kluck from Paris. To give color
to the report Kitchener is said to have
aused 100 transports laden with sun
dry goods to he sent from Scottish
ports to Archangel after insuring them
Wheat Prices Break.
Chicago, lil.. March 1. There
vas a sensational break in wheat
prices as the result of news
that 1". miles of the Dardanelles
had already been forced and that re
lease of vast stores of Russian grain
wa only a question of a short time,
possibly not more than a fortnight.
Opening quotations as a whole varied
from 1-2 to F 5-S under Saturday's
close, with the market steady after
ward to about ? 1-4 lower than Satur
iav. Oilman. 111. The resilience of John
McCann was riddled with bullets and
bricks were hurled through windows.
Bloodhounds were unable to track
the marauders. McCann is president
of the law and order league of Gilman
and has been active in prosecuting vio
lators of the local option law.
FIVE WOMEN DEAD
IN SEA TRAGEDY
ENEMIES OF CARRANZA PLACE
BOMB ON MEXICAN BOAT
Galveston. Texas. March 1. An ex
plosion which occurred yesterday on
'he Mexican gunboat Progreso at
Progreso resulted in the death of 30
persons, including five women, apeord
ng to advices to the Mexican consul
ts here. It is said what purported to
te a barrel of rice sent on board was
in reality a bomb prepared by persons
'sosed to the Carranza regime.
NEW YORK, WITH 221 PASSEN
GERS, THROUGH WAR ZONE
ALL LIT UP.
New York, March l.-The American
liner New York slipped out of Liver
pool through the submarine war zone
for this port, which she reached today.
Two hundred and twenty-one passen
gers were aboard.
Flying the American flag, the New
York left the dock at Liverpool at
midnight Feb. 20. her lights all lit.
Searchlights were played on American
flags, which flew from almost every
Thirty-one of the New York's pas
sengers, mostly women buyers for
American firms, came from Paris to
Liverpool to catch the boat. Charles
Rogers of this city, another passenger,
sailed from this port for Liverpool on
the steamship Transylvania, which left
New York Jan. 2?,. Rogers said Amer
ican passengers on the Transylvania
were held up fie days at Queen.s
town. The Transylvania carried a
heavy cario of guns, ammunition and
"For three days all passengers were
held aboard the Transylvania," Roger
said: "Then British passengers were
landed. American passengers were
held two days longer. I sent a tele
gram to Ambassador Page in London,
protesting against our detention. Ap
parently the telegram was heeded, for
we were landed and transported to
J. Herbert Duckforth. an American
aviator, was a passenger. He said his
application to join the British aviation
corps was rejected because he was too
RULER OF WORLD
LLOYD-GEORGE SAYS AMERICA
CANNOT PROTECT ITS OWN
London, March 1. Chancellor
Lloyd-George spoke at Bangor, AYales,
"Jf Germany is triumphant over this
country," he said, "she would be dic
tator of the world. And where," he
asked, "could we then look to a chiv
alrous country to protect us to Amer
ica? ' If countries like France and Rus
sia, with huge armies and we, with the
most powerful navy in the world,
could not face this terrible machine,
how could America step ia? It would
be more than America could do to
defend her interests in her own con
tinent. America is more unready than
The chancellor said the people
hardly realized the importance of the
struggle aud warned them that vic
tory could not be won without a long
struggle, iie declared that while Eng
land had enrolled the largest volun
teer army ever gathered in any coun
try or in any century, it ought to be
Lloyd-George referred to the per
emptory order of the government for
the resumption of work on Monday
by the shipyard engineers at the Clyde
shipyards at Glasgow, who went on
strike for increased wages. Commit
tees representing the strikers have
advised the men to return to work to
avoid the enforcement of martial law.
"The war," he said, "is to be won
or lost by the engineers. We need
men, but we need arms more than
men, and every day of delay is full of
peril to the country. For one reason
or another we do not get the assist
ance we have a right to expect from
our workshops. Industrial differences
are inevitable, but we cannot afford
"It is intolerable that the lives of
Britons should be imperiled for the
sake of a farthing an hour. During
war governments should have the
power of settling differences so that
work shall go on. If men are entitled
to more money the government should
give it. I do not believe the parties
involved will refuse to comply with
the urger t command of the govern
ment that there should be no delay."
Lloyd-George intimated the govern
ment is prepared to take even more
drastic action than yet proposed for
the curbing of the liquor traffic.
"The government has wide powers
to deal with the drink question and
it means to use them," he said. He
said a small minority of the workmen
employed in the armament factories
had refused to work a full week be
cause of the lure of drink.
The government would use its pow
ers discreetly and in a spirit of mod
eration. Mr. Lloyd-George asserted,
but "fearlessly." He was sure the
public would support whatever action
was taken and allow no indulgence of
this kind to interfere with the coun
try's prospects in the war.
WIFE OF iVIAN
"sirs. Stegler Alleges Hav
ing Been Led Into Trap
by a Woman.
IS ARRESTED IN HOTEL
j Had Gone There With Stranger
I After an Automobile Ride
j in New York.
j New York, March 1. A young wom
an, who, according to the police, gave
her name as Mrs. Annette Stegler and
described as the wife of Richard Steg
ler, a prisoner in the Tombs in connec
tion with alleged passport frauds, was
arrested at the Hotel Grenoble early
today on a charge of felonious assault
made by Arthur Mateiket, said to be a
reporter for a newspaper.
The pair cams to the hotel at 9
Sunday night. They arrived in an au
tomobile and were accompanied by
another young man and woman. The
men carried suit cases which they
guarded carefully, even refusing to al
low bell boys to carry them to the
rooms assigned the two couples. At 1
this morning a call for the police cams
from the room to which Mateiket was
assigned aud when Detective 'Burgess
arrived he was asked to arrest his
(companion. He charged the woman
nan tnrown a seltzer oottie at mm. ie
dodged and the woman then beat him
on the head with a can. According to
the police he showed no signs of an
Burgess says the woman was fully
clothed when he entered the room. Ac
cording to the police she considered
she had been trapped. She said a
woman friend, Anna Hoffman, had
telephoned her and made an appoint
ment, as she had something important
to communicate. When she met her
woman friend, accompanied by two
well dressed young men, they invited
her into an automobile and they went
to the hotel for dinner. It was later,
when Mateiket, it is said, began ques
tioning her regarding the passport
fraud, that the row occurred. The
woman requested that Charles Grif
fiths, counsel for Stegler, be sent for.
Mrs. Stegler was discharged later in
police court. Had certain evidence
been nrore definite, the magistrate
said he would have been inclined to
send her accuser to the workhouse.
The police are inclined to believe
the suit cases sheltered telephonic de
vices for recording conversations. The
men carried the grips with them when
they left the police elation.
Husband Is Indicted.
Almost at the moment of Mrs. Steg
ler's discharge in police court the fed
eral jury returned an indictment
charging her husband with conspiracy
against the United States by obtain
ing passports falsely. Stegler is a
German naval reservist. Two others
were indicted wiUi him, Robert Mad
den and Gustave Cook.
Mrs. Stegler spent the night in a
cell. In court she said the entire
party remained together the entire
period they were at the hotel, and
that the two men tried to disrobe her.
At no time, she testified, were she
and Mateiket alone. She character
ized the charge as a "frameup."
PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL
FOR MILLIONS PENSIONS
Washington. D. C, March 1. The
president today signed the pension ap
propriation bill carrying $164,000,000.
It was the first of the large appropria
tion bills to reach the president.
HAS 2 MESSAGES
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE AP
PROPRIATION AND LOBBY.
ING ARE SUBJECTS.
Springfield, 111., March 1. There
was much speculation among legisla
tors who arrived for tomorrow's ses
sion as to the nature of two special
messages Governor Dunne announces
he will send to the legislature tomor
row. It is reported one message -ill
deal with a proposed appropriation for
stock raisers who suffered financial
loss because of the foot and mouth
disease and that the other will con
KANSAS CAN HAVE
SUPREME COURT DISMISSES IN
JUNCTION ISSUED BY STATE
Washington, .March 1. The supreme
court today held that H. Kirmeyer
was entitled under previous decisions
of the court to protection for hU trade
as interstate commerce and dismissed
an injunction issued by the Kansas
supreme court. Kirmeyer, ousted
from Leavenworth, Kan., moved across
the river to Missouri, and continued to
ship beer into Kansas. The Kansas
supreme court held his removal was a
device to evade the Kansas liquor law.
Jackson, Miss., March 1. The su
preme court today upheld the law pro
hibiting keeping intoxicants in social
clubs. In the decision the court is
quoted as follows: "If you want to
keep a dead man. put him in whisky:
if you want to kill a live man, put
whisky in him."
WILSON PROBABLY WILL
NOT GO WEST AS PLANNED
Washington, D. C March 1. The
president today told callers the Euro
pean situation was demanding so
much of his attention it was doubtful
if he would be able to leave Washing
ton this spring, even, possibly to
visit the San Francisco exposition.
"I am tied here by the legs," he told
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina
Increasing cloudiness tonight and
Tuesday, rising temperature with the
lowest tonight slightly below freezing.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 24. Highest
yesterday, 38; lowest last night. 24.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 3 miles
Relatives humidity at 7 p. m., 51; at
7 a. m.. 78.
Stage of water. 7.3, a fall of .7 in
last 48 hours.
J. M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stirs: Mars. Saturn. Morn
ing stars: Jupiter. Venus. Mercury.
March constellations visible about 9
p. m., as follows: Overhead. Auriga.
GeminL Ursa Major (Great Dipper):
north. Cepheus. Ursa Minor (Little
Dipper). Cygnus (partly); northwest.
Casseopeia (W). Andromeda: west.
Taurus (with Pleiades due west). Per
seus. Aries. Cerus (low); southwest.
Orion (with Belt). Eridanus (setting):
sooth. Canls Minor. Can is Major (low):
southeast. Leo (with Sickle). Virgo (ris
ing); east. Bootes tlow): northeast
Draco. Hercules. Evening stars of the
month: Mars. Saturn. Morn ins stars:
Mercury, Venus, Jupiter.
The War Today
The Roumanian minister of
j the interior is credited with the
statement that a representative of his
country has made a formal agreement
with Great Britain, France and Russia
for entering the war with them. Buch
arest advices say 10 classes of Rou
manian reserves have been called out
for March 13. It has been expected
that should Roumania enter the war
she would do so in the hope of enlarg
ing her territory at the expense of
Austria, with the particular object of
obtaining Transylvania, which is pop
ulated largely by Roumanians.
The great Anglo-French fleet is still
smashing at the Dardanelles fort.fica-l pre cn tne Northweslern train The I hold themselves at liberty to stop all
t.ons. Although Constant. nople ad-1 jn ed . wmiam E Jo Clinton. ! shippins hereafter to and from Ger
mits some forts have felt the effects of , . o ,,.,. , ,? ni.-h,,. ,a,,v T!, communication outlining
the bombardment, it has not confirmed
sidtcmenis or inc oriu&ri dumircniy
concerning the reduction of the outer
defenses. A large force of Turkish
troops is said to have been assembled
on the isthmus to oppose any attempts
of landing parties to advance on Con
stantinople. A semi-official statement from Petro
grad says Germans in northern Poland
near the east Prussian border are be
ing pushed back steadily. Fighting is
severe and possession of villages is
passing back and forth from one side
to the other. In eastern Galicia Aus
trians are reported to have suffered
reverses. These claims, however, are
not borne out by Berlin or Vienna.
A Bucharest dispatch says the
Ninety-first Czech regiment in the gar
rion at Prague mutinied and killed
its higher officers. After reprisals on
the rank and file this regiment was
sent to the Roumania frontier.
TALK OF VON BERNST0RFF
New- Y'ork. March 1. Dr. Bernhard
Dernberg. former German colonial
minister today characterized as
"bunk" a report that German Am
bassador Von Bernstorff would be re
called and that Baron Trestler, said
to be with Emperor William at the
battle front, would be sent to "Wash
ington in Bemstorff's place.
"The report Is an attempt of Eng
lish agents to discredit prominent
Germans in America," Dernberg said.
IN AURORA DEATH
CHICAGO POLICE TAKE HENRY
MILLER, BUT HE PROTESTS
Chicago, 111.. March 1. The police
early today arrested a man giving the
name of Henry Miller as a suBrect in
the Aurora murder mystery. Accord
ing to the police Miller had dragged a
woman into an alley and attempted to
beat her with a piece of pipe. This is
denied by the prisoner, who says he is
innocent of any crime, and never had
been in Aurora.
IN A YARDWRECK
HARRY TITZHEL LOSES LIFE
WHEN MACHINE RUNS AWAY
AT CEDAR RAPIDS.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mar. h l.-Kar-
ry Titzhel, engineer on a Rock Island
switching engine, was killed and eight
railroad emuloves injured when the
engine ran wild and crashed into a
fast mail train of the Chicago & North
western railroad. The switch engine
M in V, . i,.m,-,.,1
j aint'on ,owa fir;ni.4n and R K c.od -
frey, Oak Park. 111., mail clerk, serious-
ly; G. E. McCartney. Chicago, mail ' on merchant ships by Germany was
clerk; E. B. Hunt. Fulton. 111., mail ' delivered to Secretary Bryan by the
clerk: A. D. Dilz. Chicago, mail clerk: j French and British ambassadors. Bry
Charles McMillan. Cedar Rapids, -an promptly advised the president cf
switchman, and Albert Thursen, brake
man. PASTOR. JUDGE. SHERIFF
HALT LYNCHING OF NEGRO
Waxahachie. Texas, March 1. A !
minister, a district judge and the J
county sheriff and the county attor
ney pleaded with a mob about to
lynch a negro just before daylight
here Sunday, and as a result obtained
the release of the negro from the
crowd, after a rope had been placed
about his neck.
Joseph Ixxrkett, the negro, was ar
rested in connection with the kiting
,'i t Inhn tnnpi u-hnca linlv- vt'nc fnnml !
in a garage in which he was employed.
Shortly afterward Lockett was taken
from the officers by a mob.
Lockett. after being released by the
mob. was placed in jail. Jones was
killed by being struck with a piece ot
DIES SUDDENLY IN PULPiTj
Dentist Succumbs While Taking Part :
in Church Service. j
Iafayette. Ind.. March 1. The con-'
gregation of the West Lafayette Bap
tist church, composed largely of Pur
due university professors and students,
was dismissed last night after Ur. O.
M. Nisley, a dentist, dropped dead in
the pulpit while taking part in the
service. Dr. Nisley was speaking,
when suddenly he staggered and fell
lifeless. Neuralgia cf the heart was
the cause of death. Dr. NiBl3y was 5S
Peoria, IlL Mrs. Emily F. Kemp-
shall, widow of R. W. Kempshall. late
president of the Central National
bank, receives the major portion of
the estate of $250,000. The will of the
testator leaves $3,000 each to three
sisters. Mrs. Amelia K. Wing of Brook
lyn and Misses Julia and Jane Kemp
shall, both of Peoria: $5,000 to Ralph
Wing, a, nephew, of Brooklyn; $5,000
to Miss Estella Kg pp. a cousin, of
Oswego, N. Y and $13,000 to various
churches and hospitals of Peoria.
France and Great Britain
Serve Notice on the
BRYAN RECIEVES NOTE
Steamers Going to or Coming
From Kaiser's Empire Are
to Be Stopped.
LONDON, MARCH 1. ESTABLISH
MENT OF A VIRTUAL BLOCKADE
OF HOSTILE COUNTRIES WITH
OUT. HOWEVER. INVOLVING RISKS
TO NEUTRAL VESSELS OR CREWS.
IS GREAT BRITAIN'S REPLY TO
GERMANY'S SUBMARINE POLICY.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE
BY PREMIER ASQUITH IN A MO
MENTOUS SPEECH IN THE HOUSE
LONDON, MARCH 1. SPEAKING
DAY. PREMIER ASQUITH DE
CLARED THAT AT NO TIME HAD
THE GOVERNMENT BEEN MORE
CONFIDENT THAN TODAY
THAT THE ALLIES ULTIMATELY
WOULD ACHIEVE VICTORY. THE
PREMIER DECLARED THE ALLIES
WOULD HOLD THEMSELVES
FREE TO CAPTURE GOODS WHEN
EVER THERE WAS A PRESUMP-
iTWrf-THAT SUCH GOODS WERE"
DESTINED FOR USE OF THEIR
ENEMIES OR HAD BEEN SENT
FROM HOSTILE COUNTRIES.
Proposed measures of reprisal
against Germany, said Asquith. would
be enforced with strict observance of
the dictates of humanity, but the al-
1 1 1. ,1 i .1 not nrnnnap ''tn allow their
ff ,a to be flr3nied 5n ,he network
nr indicia! niceties." There was "
! intention, he explained, to confiscate
I d"'aineu snips or cargoes uniess mr.
were liable to confiscation unaer me
ordinary conditions of war.
Washington. I). C. March 1. France
and Great Rritain today served notice
Inili,l ST!I1 tht thev would
! measures of reprisal on the part of
the allies for the submarine warfare
tue new move.
SWINDLE OF MILLION IS
CHARGED AT PORTLAND
Portland. Ore., March 1. A million
dollar swindle is charged against offi
cers and salesmen of the defunct
Cnited States Cashier company of this
city in an indictment returned by a
federal grand jury Saturday. The in
dictment charges conspiracy and nm-
j use of the mails on the part of Frank
Menefee, F. M. Lemonn, O. E. Gernert.
B. F. Bonnewell. H. M. Todd. Joseph
Hunter. O. L. Hopson. P. K. Muraine.
Oscar & Campbell, and Thomas Bil
yeu. It Is alleged that the concern,
which as incorporated at $1,250,000.
gold all its capital stock, bringing into
its treasury more than $1.0fi0,00 i:t
nicney and property, on the false rep
resentation that it cwned the patents
to five change-making devices, which,
it purposed to manufacture.
The Colorado women's eight-hour
law is very sweeping in its application.
including bookkeepers, stenographer
and cashiers w ho are employed in mer-
cantile. merchandise and manufactur-
CHINESE IN WEST
RETALIATING FOR DEMANDS
THAT HAVE BEEN MADE
I San Francisco. Cal.. MarcL 1. A
Japanese boycott, instituted . by the
direction of six Chinese companies,
because of Japan's demands upon
China, was being observed on the
Pacific coast today with the exception
of Los Angeles. Seattle and a few
other places. John McNab. attorney
for the six companies, said ' It was
planned to extend the boycott through
out Uie west.