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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 66.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1912. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
SUll AT HELM
Itl CHINA; IS
LA FOLLETTE CHILD GIVES LIFE
EARTH STIRS
MANYTOWNS
If 3 STATES
THE ANNUAL ENDURANCE RACE
IS JOLTED AS SAVING SISTER
FORADVANGE
TOUR CLOSES
Louis Brown, Aged 6, Tries to
Rescue 4-year-old From
a Fire.
ROOK ISElM)
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First Act Hakes Hew Year
Conform to World
Date.
PEOPLE TO HAVE VOICE
Country's Affairs, He Says,
Will Be Directed by Cen
tral Government.
Nanking. Jan. 2. Doctor Sun Yat
Bn today took the oath of offlca a
provisional president of tha Chinese
republic, and was formally invested
with the powers of the chief execu
tive. The ceremony was simple bat
dignified, and was attended by all the
prominent men of the revolutionary
party. Sim, after bis arrival In
Shanghai ten days ago, wsi elected
president by a national assembly of
reformers, representing the provinces
of China proper, then in session here,
by an almost unanimous vote. At
Tien Tain a strong movement exists
among the Imperial government
troops garrisoning Lad chow, province
of Chill, In favor of a republic.
CHANGES CALENDAR.
The first official act of President
Sun was to change the Chinese calen
dar. He made New Year's day the
first day of his presidency, thus mark
ing a new era, making the Chinese
year begin henceforth on the same
day as the year begins In most other
countries of the world. Accompanied
by numerous suites and protected by
a strong bodyguard. Sun left Shanghai
on a special train for Nanking. The
trip was without Incident except for
enthusiasm at all principal stations.
CUKF.RS GREET KGW LEADER.
Snn reached Ranking at 6:30 and
was greeted with cheering. Many
prominent men among the revolution
aries escorted him to the government
bouse, the route to which. wan lined
by 10.000 soldiers. The whole town
was beflagged, warships and merchant
vessels dressed-shlp and the presiden
tial salute was fired from the forts.
At the government house he held a
reception and was greeted by high offi
cials in the audience chamber. The
delegates of IS provinces witnessed
the administration of the oath of of
fice to President Sun.
manciifs Jirrr go.
Afterwards he delivered an address,
promising to disenthrone the Manchus
and reestablish peace; promote trade
and devote his ten tire energy to the
Chinese nation and aid the Chinese
people to realize their aspirations.
When the Manchus had finally abdi
cated and peace restored he would re
sign his provisional office. President
Sun Issued a' proclamation.
FOR STROKE GOVETR.XMRTNT.
He announced that a strong central
government would be organized, the
entire administration system remod
eled and modernized, and a parliament
representative of the people elected.
The provinces would be autonomous as
regards local affairs and each elect
Its own governor. The army and navy
will be made national institutions un
der control of a central parliament,
which would also deal with the coun
try's finance.
optimistic for rrrcHE.
He was optlmlstlo as to the foreign
relations of the new government. It
Is probable Liyuen Hong, republican
commander In chief, will become vice
president. General Huang Sing pre-
imer, and Ha Trag Fang minister of
foreign affairs.
President Sun has completed his
cabinet. It Includes: Vice president,
1A Yuen Heng; attorney general. Dr.
wu Ting Fang.
THROSB IS RESISTING.
Peking. Jan. 2. The empress dow
ager, who is desirous of carrying out
a campaign against the revolutionists.
today advanced about S2.0OO.OO0 to
Premier Yuan for that purpose.
There are Indications northern troops
are anxious to resume hostilities.
tendon, Jan. 2. A news agency dis
patch from Tien Tsin says Wang Wie
Tie, who was sent to Lanchow as a
delegate by Premier Yuan, has Joined
the republicans and has been elected
leader of troops there. He declares
it it his Intention to began a march
with his army on Peking tomorrow
TO SUPPORT IMPERIALS.
fcL i'etersburg, Jan. 2. A message
from Kalgan. In the Chinese province
of Chi Li, says the princes of southern
Mongolia bave resolved to support the
Imperial government In fighting
against the revolutionaries. They say
they will declare independence In the
event of the establishment of a re
public.
Boy Kills Father.
Bedalla, Mo., Jan. 2. Because his
father. D. M. Woliet. a farmer, tried
to chastise him with a strap, Boyd
woliet. 14. today shot and kilW
him.
STOPPED '5
FORGERIES FORCE
A BANK TO CLOSE
Albion, Mich., National "Found
to Have Been Defrauded
to Extent of $90,000.
EXAMINER IS IN CHARGE
Iiutitntlon Has Been Doing Business
Since 1864 Big Falling Off
- - la -Deposits- .
Albion. Mich.. Jan. 2. The Albion
National bank closed today. A notice J
on the door says the bank is in the
hands of the controller of the cur
rency. The bank's deposits are said
to have fallen from $246,000 Sept. 1,
1910, to about $200,000 at present. The
capital is $50,000 and the surplus and
undivided profits Sept. 1. 1910. were
$13,356. The Albion National bank in
1904 succeeded the First National
bank which was organized in 1864.
W. O'Donnogh is president and P. M.
Dearing cashier.
RIAH1XER REPORTS.
Federal Examiner Johnson, ir
charge of the' Albion National bank,
today telegraphed Controller Murray
the bank had been defrauded out of
$90,000 by forgeries. Johnson ays
the forgeries have been admitted.
ATWOOD IS DROPPED
INTO THE ICY OCEAN
Lynn, Mass., Jan. 2. When only
a few hundred yards from the Point
of Pines at the start of his flight to
Portland, Me., yesterday, Harry N.
Atwood met with an accident and
fell into the Icy water of the Atlan
tic ocean with his hydro-aeroplane. He
crawled upon the top of his machine
and waited for a boat to come to
his assistance. His trip was to be
made by following the coast line
and the distance to be traveled -was
100 miles. When all the arrange
ments for the flight had been com
pleted the engine was started end
the hydro-aeroplane rose. In' turn
ing into the wind, a little water
tsruck the magneto and the engine
stopped immediately. Then the av
iator, in an attempt to maintain bis
balance, tried to head the machine
into the wind again. As be did so
the rudder of the hydro-aeroplane
struck the magneto and the engine
collapsed. Atwood climbed on top
of the aeroplane and looking toward
his friends on shore, waved his hat
at them. As the machine was seen
to collapse those on shore rushed for
boats and in a very few moments
several small craft were headed in
his direction. They came none too
soon, for as the nearest one came
up to the partly submerged aero
plane, it sank in 10 feet of water.
Atwood was pulled into a boat, unin
jured. Yerfctown to Ecuador.
Washington, Jan. 2. The gun
boat Yorktown, now at Panama, has
been ordered to the Ecuadorian
coast to look after foreign interest
during the present political unrest
there.
16 Hurt In Train Wreck.
Bemijji, Minn., Jan. 2. A pas
senger strain on the Minnesota A
International railroad was wrecked
at Farley. A day coach and deeper
turned over. Sixteen people were m-
3 a red bit none fatally.
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The Weather
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
and Vicinity.
Mostlv cJonrtv tonleht and Wed-
nesday. Continued cold. Lowest tem-
perature tonight near zero.
Highest temperature yesterday 13.
Lowest temperature last night 1 be
low. Wind velocity, 7 miles an hour.
Precipitation, none.
Relative humidity 70, at 7 p. m.;
93 at 7 a. m.
River, 2.0.
J. it SHERIER, local ForeWwteT.T
ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:44, rises 7:25; moon sets
6:43 a. m.; 6 a. m., earth at perihelion,
nearest to sun; sun's apparent diam
eter today 32 minutes 354i seconds as
fompared with July 4, when it is 31
minutes, 31 seconds of arc; quadran
tid meteors for two nights.
DEMOCRATS TO CUT
PAYNE RATES IN TWO
Washington, Jan. 2. Substantial re
ductions In duties are looked for in
the democratic steel tariff schedule
which the house ways and means
committee probably will have
rsb; for submission about the mid
dle of tils month. It Is stated that
in many instances the Payne law
rates be cut in half and the highest
rate of du v allowed on any product
of steel or ron will not be more than
55 per centkd valorem. The duty on
tinplate, it; Is understood, will be cu,
frm J 1.20 ' to 75 cents a hundred
pounds. Irpn ore is expected to go
on the frea list along with all manu
factures of steel and iron that were
made duty' free in the farmers' free
list of the ixtra session.
PERSONS EXECUTED
FOR TROOP ATTACK
Tabriz, Persia, Jan. 2. Eight Per
sians weri hanged yesterday by order
of a Russian court martial and an
other eiglt were executed this after
noon in connection with a recent at
ack on Russian troops.
The Russian court martial sitting
aere to try Persians captured in re
cent fighting in the streets of this
city Is exacting a heavy toll for cas-
aalties. suffered bv the Russian
troops.) The court martial is trying
tie prisoners in batches. In nearly
every rase the accused is condemned
to be summarily hanged and the
bodies displayed throughout the day
in Lie public square. Shegat Ul Is
Ian. head of a relidous sect and
cbf member of the local assembly.
w among those hanged.
FjJD PEORIA TELEPHONE
J GIRL'S BODY IN RIVER
iPeorla, 111., Jan. 2. The body of
MIm Emma Otto, night chief operat
or of the Interstate Telephone com
ttny in this city, who disappeared
Sunday evening, was found in the
flver her today. She left a note
n her room at her home intimating
kh premeditated death.
Mark Twain's Adviser Dies.
Hannibal. Mo.. Jan. 2. James W.
McDanleL who was the first literary
adviser of Samuel U Clemens (Mark
Twain) was found dead in bed at
his boms hers.
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DIVINES SEE NEW
YEAR'S GRIZZLY'
Chicago Pastors Witness
Shocking Exhibitions in
Hotel Cafes.
ON ROUNDS SUNDAY NIGHT
One Woman, . They Claim, Fondled
Men In Congress.
Chicago, Jan. 2. While men and wo
men made merry in the New Year eve
revel Sunday night, two ministers of
the gospel, intent on investigating cafe
conditions, gazed with increasing hor
ror on the scene.
Rev. Melbourne P. Boynton left
watch night service in the Lexington
Avenue Baptist church, where he is
pastor, and, accompanied by Rev. Er
nest A. Bell, superintendent of the Mid
night Mission, paid a visit to some of
the larger cafes in the loop.
SCENES DISGUST PREACHER.
Dr. Boynton's Impression of the rev
elry was by no means pleasant. He
expressed himself as depressed and
disgusted In the extreme, emotions
shared by Rev. Mr. Bell. He saw the
"grizzly bear" dance, men hugging and
fondling women, women kissing men.
and children in short dresses watching
and apparently enjoying the scenes.
"I was shocked," said Mr. Boynton,
"by what I saw in the Pompelan room
of the Congress hotel. There was a
combination of wantoness, drunken.
ness and lewdness. I was not so much
surprised at what the people did as I
was astonished that it should be per
mitted in such a place.
TELLS WHAT HE SAW.
"I visited other hotels, and found
things quiet, compared with what they
were in the Congress hotel. While in
the Pompelan room I saw a woman
who was pointed out to me as the wife
of a prominent lumberman dancing so
Indecently that she was finally led
away by her escort. He Insisted upon
her leaving the room.
"I saw one woman kissed and fon
dled by six different men. There I
saw one woman start the 'grizzly bear'
dance three times, each time with a
different man. She finally was stopped
by the house detective.
"I was greatly surprised at one
thing. That was the great number of
old men who were accompanied by
young women. They may have been
old women at that, painted so that
they looked young.
FORMER MEMBERS OF FLOCK.
1 saw two young men formerly In
my Sunday school there.. I can now
understand why it Is increasingly hard
to do Sunday school work in this city.
I spoke to the young men and attempt
ed to persuade thorn to go home, but
the women with them would not per
mit them.
"I have seen first ward balls, but
this within the bounds of its conven
tions was worse even than that, be
cause generally people who patronize
that ball are already far on the road
to social ruin, but those in the gilded
hotel restaurant were men and women
Just starting on the red way."
. i
Underwood at Office.
- Washington. 'Jan. 2. Represen
tative Underwood returned to his of
fice today almost recovered from his
illness.
Governor Osborne of Mich- r
igan Calls on Him to
Withdraw.
HELD A GRANDSTANDER
Accused of Touching Only
Those Subjects That Fire
Passions of People.
Detrolt, Jan. 2. Owing to the fail
ure of Senator La Follette to appear
before noon for a speech, the meet-1
ing was cancelled and the crowd dis
persed. Leaving Saginaw this morn
ing. La Follette took the wrong train
and, it was found, he had cancelled
his early speaking engagements, as
he could not arrive on time.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 2. La Follette
decided to go direct from Holly to
Grand Rapids, and will not speak at
Lansing today. , -
SPEECH AS A STATEMENT.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 2. Governor
Charles S. Osborne, in a statement
here today, proposes that Taft and
La Follette both withdraw as presi-
dential candidates in favor of Roose-
velt or ex-Senator Albert J. Bever-
idge. The governor had prepared a
speech to this effect to be delivered
in introducing La Follette here. In
view of the senators taking a wrong
train this morning, making it impos-
slble to fill his early speaking en-
gagements today, the governor author
ized the use of the speech as a state
ment of his views. He added: 'As
between Taft and La Follette I am for
Taft."
APPEALS TO PASSION.
Governor Osborne said:
"The Senator La Follette style of
campaign tends to arouse the pas-
slons of the people and make for a
condition of public Intolerance, which
i8' always- worse than personal -or- in
dividual intolerance because it has so
much more might as a force.
"We have got to have big business
in this country if we are to compete Blde ag judge. James S. Baume of Ga
in the manufactures and transactions lena probably will hear the case. John
of the world. But big business v.rwi -hlef rnnnsoi for WhBter.
should not be permitted to oppress
the people.
lets breweries alojtb.
I have noticed also that while Sen-
ator La Follette did great work in
ridding Wisconsin of corrupt railroad
domination he has bever said any-
thing against brewery domination in
that state'. Really, as between the
two, I should prefer railroad domina-
tlon. However, it was good politics
to fight the railroads in Wisconsin,
but it would not have gotten Senator
La Follette anywhere probably If he
had fought the brewery-owned sa- ravine in Schorr's woods every ves
loons. - tige of clothing had been removed.
PLATS poptjlaritt.
"What I wish to make clear about
this statement is that the senator has
taken up those things which might be
termed popular and that contained
the least danger to himself. Now
this may be' entirely unfair, but I
have thought it and do think it still,
and I wish to say it to you and to
him face to face."
HAS NO ANSWER.
Holly, Mich.. Jan. 2. "La Follette
will make no comment on Governor
Osborn's statement given out from
Lansing. Why should he?" said
Secretary Hannon of La Follette's
staff this afternoon.
TCTIN DOWN IN OHIO.
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 2. Progres
sive republicans of Ohio met yester
day, formed a permanent organiza
tlon, adopted a declaration of pro- hands and feet of Michael O'Reilly,
gressive principles, but voted 52 to night watchman, with a, rope and car
32 not to give their indorsement to rylng him to the boiler room, three
United States Senator Robert M. La masked men blew the safe of the
Follette as a candidate for the p res-
identlal nomination. After refusing
the indorsement of the league, the
delegates voted, 81 to 11, in favor
of a resolution . as a personal ex-;
pression of the delegates naming
Senator La Follette as "the living
embodiment of the principles of the
progressive movement and the log
ical candidate to carry them to suc
cessful fruition." The vote came
after a three hours' debate on the
floor of the convention and was on
the adoption of an amendment to
the report of the resolutions com
mittee, which had been unanimous
ly in favor of not naming a candi
date. Gifford Pinchot, who declared
that he spoke only for himself and
in no way for Colonel Roosevelt, and
former Secretary of . the Interior
Garfield were the leaders in the de
bate against giving any candidate an
indorsement. Senator Works of
California and Senator Clapp of Min
nesota were rigorous in urging that
the Ohio progressives concentrate
their efforts in working for the elec
tion of Senator La Follette. -
COLOXEL IS SILENT.
New York, Jan. 2. With a gen
eral refusal to "confirm or deny anv
rumor,- Roosevelt declined today to
ruin n n-ri i
UNCONSCIOUS
DU,n
Boy Had Wrapped His Jacket About
Girl's Head to Protect Her
From Flames.
New York, Jan. 2. Louis Brown,
a motherless boy of 6 years, lost his
life In a fire today because he stay
ed by the side of his 4-year-old sis
ter, Helen, and shielded her from the
smoke and flames. A fireman found
the children unconscious, clasped In
each other's arms beneath a bed. The
boy had wrapped his Jacket about his
sister's head to protect her. Helen's
condition Is serious. The children
were forgotten in a general scramble
for safety.
Oil. IN STOVEj 05E DEAD.
Lowell, Ind., Jan. 2. An explo-
slon of kerosene oil with which she
attempted to start a fire this morn
ing caused the death of Mrs. Dan
iel Stratton and fatally injured her
3-year-old daughter.
SIX BURNED IN HOTEL.
Collinsvllle, 111., Jan. 2. Six per
sons a jre injured in a nre wnicn
partially destroyed the Commercial
hotel here today. Miss Kate Zep-
pis and Miss Ruth Shaw may die.
discuss the report of a movement on
foot in New Jersey to place his name
on the presidential primary ballots.
omo democrats meet,
ColumbuB, Ohio, Jan. 2. A confer-
ence 0 "pogressive' democrats
opens here th's afternoon. It Is said
no candidate will be endorsed for the
democratic nomination for president
at he present conference if the orlg-
inators of the present movement can
aTert it.
WEBSTER MAY MAKE
THIRD CONFESSION
Dixon, Hi., Jan. 2. Sheriff William
Delaney of Ogle county has been in
Dixon serving subpoenas on wit
nesses in the Webster murder case.
The case Is expected to come up at
the next term of the Ogle county
court -if a continuance Tanner "be" ob
tained by the defense. Judge Far-
rand, who will open court, will be
naked to call in another iudeo to pre-
wbo -jg been m for Bome time at Ua
home, is recovering and will be able
to try the case in January. The at-
torneys for the defense have not been
able to agree npon a line of defense,
and they are not sure that Webster
will not make a third confession,
Sheriff Delaney is of the opinion that
Webster is weakening as the time
draws near for his trial. Some new
evidence has been uncovered In re-
gard to the disposition of the clothes
of Bessie Kent Webster after the mur-
der. When the body was found in a
On the next Saturday some newspaper
men found the remains of a fire, some
burned paper and a piece of cotton
and a few half "burned pieces of cloth
dress Roods. It is aid these pieces
of cloth have been identified as a part
of the dress or skirt worn by Besssie
Kent. Now two perons say they saw
some of Dr. Webster's family In
Schorr's woods on Thursday, Sept. 28,
gathering nuts and that they were
there all day. The authorities have
tneir case compieteG and they are
confident Webster will receive the
death penalty.
SHACKLE WATCHMAN
AND BLOW OPEN SAFE
Chicago, Jan. 2. After binding the
Dreamland amusement resort here
this morning and escaped with about
$1,000. There is no clew.
MORSE ACCUSED OF
MAKING BRIBE ATTEMPTS
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 2. Warden
Myer says that soon after Banker
Morse entered the federal prison he
offered what Myer construes as s
bribe, that he refused it and noti
fied Attorney General Wickersham.
According to Myer, Morse was per
mitted to send a message to New
York to purchase gas stock; that lat
er Morse told him he made $2,000
on the deal and offered him half
of It.
THEATRE DYNAMITERS
ELUDE BLOODHOUNDS
Bedford, Iowa, Jan. 2. Blood
bounds at noon today failed to find
a trace of the dynamiters wbo part
ly destroyed the new Clark opera
house here Sunday night. The nor'jx
end of the theatre was wrecked. - It
was to have been opened last night
and was in the hands of the eon
tractor, who was finishing its equip
Illinois, Iowa and Wiscon
sin in Zone of Morn
ing Shock.
LITTLE DAMAGE IS DONE
Houses Rock and Dishes Rattle,.
but Life and Property
Escape Injury.
earth tremors were recorded here to
day from Aurora, Mendota, Dixon, Rock
shaken from shelves.
me e&nnquaae was xeii also at
Galesburg, Dl and Janesville, Wis.
The shock also was felt at Free-'
port and In the northern part of
Stephenson county. In Freeport
buildings trembled and dishes rat
tled. In Joliet buildings were shak
en, but the damage was very slight. .
GASOLINE TASK EXPLODES.
Aurora, I1L, Jan. 2. An earthquake
was felt at 10:30 this morning. Build
ings trembled and dishes wers broken.
The gasoline tank of the Fox River
Packing company blew up at the same
time and added to the fright of the
people. Women fled to the streets
with children in arms. -
SCARE AT STERLING.
Sterling. I1L, Jan. 2. An earthquake
was felt hero this morning. Dishes
rattled on shelves and people In
honses were frightened. Advices
from the north and east for a radius ,
of 100 miles show the shock was per
ceptible at many places.
Kenosha, Wis., Jan. 2. A slight '.
earthquake was felt in Kenosha at
io:jo tnis morning. Buildings
wtlrAjV anl m nil . .-6 f nl ru. w
broken. -
FELT AT MILWAUKEE.
Milwaukee. Jan. lv A slirht ;
eartnquase snocK was ieit here to
day.
ACROSS THE RIVER.
Davenport, Iowa, Jan. 2. An earth-"
quake was felt here this morning.
Pltntrm TnviL nl on nnAi a .hitplr
There was no damage.
BERLIN DEATHS DUE
IU YYUUU MLbUnULr
Berlin, Jan. 2. Since the arrest of '
a wholesale liquor dealer who has
been in the habit of dlsDoslmr of wood
the municipal night shelter for home
less and the confiscation of adulter
ated whisky found on his premises, '
TtJ-l fnwfha Wklannlnom 1iAa Vn a .
ported. The official total mow Is 72,
but these do not include those who
have died outside of the municipal '
2,000 LAUNDRY WORKERS
ON STRIKE IN NEW YORK
New York, Jan. 2. Two thousand
or more laundry workers struck today
for Increased wages and a nine hour
working day.
PA SHAFFER IS TO HAVE
TEAM AT NORFOLK, VA.
St Joseph, Mo., Jan. 2. Announcer
ment was made here that Charles
Shaffer, who last year managed the
local club of the Western league, has
been released to take charge of the
Norfolk (Va.) club. Shaffer for two
years had charge of the Davenport J
(Iowa) Three-Eye league team.
Fin Wins Marathon.
Edinburgh, Jan. 2. Kobelmainan,'
a native of Finland, woa the profes
sional marathon foot race of 20
miles and 385 yards and the cham
pionship of the world today. The
time, two hours, 32 minutes and
E64 seconds. Hans Holmer, Amer
ican, wbo won the race last year in
record time, was second.
To Refer to Courts.
Washington, Jan. 2. -The president
will refer to the courts the wood pulp
and paper controversy, involving th
question of free entry of those ar
ticles Into this country.
Trolley Men Get Raise.
Philadelphia, Jan.. 2. With the
opening of the new year the wages
of the motormen and conductors of
Philadelphia's street railway system
were automatically increased 1 cent
an hour in accordance wlta a plan
adopted some time ago.
Some Low Temperatures.
Superior, Wis., Jan. 2. The ther
mometer registered 24 below zero this
morning. , "
, Green Bay, Wis., Jan. 2. Twelve
below zero was the mark here this
raomlng. It was 10 below at Depere.
f BemidJI. Minn., Jan. 2. It waa
SO below zero here today,
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