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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 102.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
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BE HELD FOR
To Be Strict Enforcement
of Law Regarding Fu
ture Excess Loans.
ORDER BY CONTROLLER
Chemical Tariff Revision Bill
Will Increase Revenue Over
Washington, Feb. 18. Controller
of the Currency Murray today an
nounced 'he would strictly enforce
the law which holds directors of na
tional .banks liable for losses sus
tained through loans In excess of
the legal amount and has given ex
aminers Instructions accordingly.
MANY ARTICLES OJf FREE LIST.
The chemical tariff revision bill,
prepared by the democratic members
of the house ways and means com
mittee was made public today. It
puts a large number of articles on
the free list.
The committee estimates the bill
will increase the revenue from the
chemical tariff by more than four
The president today withdrew the
nomination of C. P. Swain as United
States marshal for Delaware, against
whom charges of bribery have been
SECRET rODB FOR SALE.
The secret code of the state de
partment of the United States can
be bougbyt In Parts at any time, ac
cording to Henry N. Hall, who tes
tified before the house foreign af
fairs committee today, on the pur
chase of the French Panama canal.
Hall presented a complete code of
correspondence between the govern
ment ana us minister at no got a.
v.oi um uia, prior to ioe i anarua revo
lution. He declared that part of this
correspondence relating to revolu
tionary matters was suppressed by
President Roosevelt when he trans
mitted the correspondence to the
senate In the 58th congress.
J1WIE AND MIHSII4L NtMED.
The president today nominated
Ceorge M. Bounnis to be United
States district Jule in Montana and
Lockwell J. Flint United States niar
chal of the western district of Wis
consin. CONFIDENTIAL CLERK IS
HELD FOR A BIG THEFT
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 13. Slgmund
H. Speyer, detained in New York as
he was about to sail for Europe, was
for years a confidential clerk for his
cousins, Speyer & Sons, merchants
here. The Speyers, it Is said, charge
him with the embezzlement of $50,000.
TRY TO SHOW WHITE AS
DIFFERENT FROM KIMMEL
St. Louis, Feb. 13. A. J. White,
vho insurance companies insist is
George A. Klmrael, was not in court
this forenoon but his attorneys pro
mise to produce him this afternoon.
Evidence presented today Intended to
prove that certain physical character
ises of White are radically different
Admits He Is Horse Thief.
Sacramento. Cal., Feb. 13. Hiram
McCartney, alias Dr. Matt Pierce, has
confessed that he escaped from the
Saginaw, Mich., penitentiary recently
and that he has a terra for horse Bteal
Ing yet to serve. McCaffney was ar
retted Saturday night on a charge of
passing worthless checks.
Power Company Seeks Franchise.
Muscatine, Iowa, Feb. 13. The Fed
era! Construction company will ask the
Muscatine city council Thursday night
for a franchise for a right of way from
the Moscow canal through the eastern
fart of the city. The Hydro-Electric
power project will develop 300,000
Dawes Flies Over a Lake.
Palni Beach. Fla.. Feb. 13.
Charles G. Dawes of Chicago, who
was controller of currency under
President McKinley, made a ten
minute flight over Lake Worth with
Walter A. Brookins yesterday in the
Banker Plead Not Guilty.
Kansas City, Mo.. Feb. 13. A. R.
Fuller, secretary of the American
Union Trust company, pleaded not
guilty to a charge of embezzlement
when arraigned in a Justice court.
Henry County Pioneer Dead.
Kewanee, 111.. Feb. 13. Jacob S. Ly
ons, a Henry County pioneer, died at
his home here of paralysis, aged S3.
Taft Back In Washington.
Washington, Feb. 13. President Taft
returned to Washington today.
Forecaat Till I P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne,
Unsettled -weather with probably
snow flurries tonight and Wednes
day, warmer tonight with the low
est temperature about 26 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m. IB. High
est yesterday 23, lowest last night,
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 6 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 77,
at 7 a. m. 89.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(if ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS.
' (From aooa today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5:31, rises WSSr, moon rises
6:11 a. m.; 6. a. m., moon at apogee,
farthest from earth.
LOVE IS FOIL OF
Mrs. Corra Harris Holds Cupid
Is Joe to Granting: of the
Franchise to Women.
MRS. HAZARD A DOUBTER!
Latter Blames American Wife for
Whatever Unhapplnese Sur
rounds Her Home life. -
New York, Feb. 13. "Women
will get equal suffrage In that na
tion where men mae the least love
tj them," says Mrs. Corra Harris,
author of "The Circuit Rider's
"A woman will always sacrifice
her own rights and the rights of her
unborn grandchildren to pose as the
ideal of a devoted man.
In those countries where there
are the greatest number of advanced
women in proportion to the whole
sex you also find the men most In
different, least faithful to feminine
charms and the greatest number of
Mrs. Harris believes that the rea
son for this widespread feminist
movement is man's absorption In
business and politics and the indif
ference with which he plays the role
of husband and lover. Women are
becoming progressive throughplque.
FTTUATION IN ENGLA-ND.
In England, where men are ab
sorbed in their political ambitions to
the neglect of romance, women
throw things and get in tantrums,
crying for their rights.
in America, where men are so
engrossed in their breathless chase
for the elusive dollar that they
scarcely have time to propose and
consult their watches in the midst
of tender love scenes, the women are
marching with yellow banners, pre
tending that they don't care. Only
in the Latin countries, where senti
mentality flourishes, are women con
tent in the home."
"What do you think about it?"
aa asked Mrs. Barclay Hazard in
ber office at the Women's Political
"I disagree entirely with Mrs.
Harris," she said. "It exasperates
me to hear the American and Eng
lish men compared with the men of
Italy, Spain and France. I know
well what the home life of the wo
men of these countries Is what
they have to endure, not only
through having their husbands un
due to them, but from brutality. An
American woman would not endure
it 15 minutes."
Put what 19 the reason for this
i' n rest among the women of Amer
ica; are they unhappy in their
homes?" was asked.
"Of course they are unhappy,"
answered Mrs. Hazard. They al
ways have been. But they are not
more unhappy now than they have
been in the past."
BI.AMKJ AMERICA! WOMEN.
"And the American man, do you
think that the home means the same
thing to him that it once did?" was
suggested. "Does he enjoy being
there and Is It the center of bis
greatest Interest and happiness?"
"If he spends very little time In
his home and has lost his feeling of
love for it," she replied, "it is the
woman's fault. She makes him giv
his life in endless toil to p?y for her
extravagance. Her ambition is to
keep up with her neighbors; to dress
a3 elaborately as they, to spend all
she can on empty vanities.
"The husband is the sacrifice of
her vanity. I blame the American
woman entirely. If there is not the
peace and happiness in her home
that there should be, the fault is
St. Petersburg, Feb. 13. The Per
sian government has ordered munici
pal officials at Enzeli and Resbt to de
tain F. E. Cams and 11 other Ameri
cans who formerly composed the staff
of the ex-Treasurer General Shuster,
according to a dispatch received to
day from Teheran. It Is alleged Irreg
ularities have been discovered in
HILL TO TELL
Railroad Magnate De
clares He'll Keep Noth
ing From Committee.
ATTACKS SMITH REPORT
Says Figures Compiled on Ore
Values Are Not Worth
"Washington, Feb. 13. James J. HU1
continued his testimony before the
house steel committee today. Hill
says he intends to be frank and tell
all he can about ore leases, transpor
tation rates, and ores.
Hill told the committee the report of
the bureau of corporations filed by
Commissioner Smith on ore values was
of no value and not worth reading.
FOR BENEFIT OF SHAREHOLDERS.
Hill said the Great Northern Ore com
pany was organized to hold stock held
by different companies and held the
stock for the benefit of the sharehold
ers of the Great Northern railroad. He
was questioned about the value of
Great Northern stock. He mentioned
some figures, but said be did not both
er much about stocks and bonds. Hill
also told of greatly varying prices on
ore land leases.
New Trial for Brandt.
New York, Feb. 13. Folke
Brandt, former valet to Mortimer
L. Schlff, sentenced to 30 years' im
prisonment for burglary, waa grant
ed a new trial this afternoon. He
claimed he plead guilty to burglary
while at the time he thought the
ir.dictment charged only assault.
Rev. John Horton Will Fight.
Joliet. 111., Feb. 13. Rev. John
Horton, indicted for bigamy, yester
day elected to stand trial. His at
torneys will show that he and
Amanda Brenker. bigamous wife
whom he admitted marrying In Chi
cago, had not lived together in Will
county. The day was spent in se
lecting a Jury.
Nordica Is Too III to Sing.
Boston. Feb. 13. Lillian Nordica was
unable to sing at the Boston opera
house last night because of sligtit ill
ness. Her physician found she had
neuritis. Her place was taken by
Packer' Trial Resumed.
Chicago, Feb. 13. The trial of the
packers was resumed today, the evi
dence being a continuation of the ef
fort to learn methods for fixing test
Colonel Promises to Reply to
Petition of Eight Gover
nors Within Week.
IS CONSIDERING REQUEST
Will Say Definitely In Answer
Whether He Is Candidate for
New Tori, Feb. 13. Colonel Roose
velt received a letter sent him from
Chicago by eight governors asking him
If he would accept the presidential
nomination. "I received a letter from
eight governors, sent me from Chica
go," said Roosevelt today, "and am,
giving it my careful consideration. I
shall reply to it within a short time,
probably within a week. Until that
time I can eay nothing on the subject."
MHINLEY NOT HIS SPOKESMAN.
"I've nothing to say on the subject,"
Roosevelt declared to newspaper
men. When asked If he wished to re
ply to a statement regarding the re-
Fer Expenses at a Time
nomination of Taft by the Chicago
convention, made by representative
McKinley, Roosevelt Bald: "Nothing
to say, except that McKinley Is not my
INVITED TO HISI BUFFALO.
New York, Feb. 13. Setn Bullock,
United States marshal in South Da
kota, under Roosevelt, called on the
colonel today, and Invited hlin to hunt
buffalo in South Dakota. Roosevelt,
however, said he could not accept the
JAP STEAMERS COLLIDE;
FORTY-SIX ARE DROWNED
Nagasaki, Japan, Feb. 13. Forty-six
members of the crew and passengers
were drowned by the sinking, after a
collision today, of two Japanese steam
ers, the Ryoha Maru and Mori Maru.
U. S. DENIES ALL
Washington, Feb. 13. Realizing
danger to Americans, resident in
:exico, irom circulation or errone
ous press dispatches telling of pro
posed intervention on the part of the
United States, the state department
today issued another circular to its
diplomatic and consular representa
tives n Mexico denying all "foolish;
stories" about American interven
tion land expressing good will and
sincirest friendship of the United
StaJE-s for Mexico. -
ifcrlin, Feb. 13. The reported
mi-fder of a German ranch owner
in f.Iexico has attracted attention to
col d:t ions prevailing in Mexico. The
eral impression 1 that the Unit-
State will be forced ultimately
interfere in that country.
BOMB MEN IN
Sudden Disappearance of
Some of Indicted De
WARRANTS ARE READY
Believed All of Accused Will
Be Served by Government
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 13. The
sudden disappearance of Borne of the
men believed to have been named as
minor defendants in the dynamite
conspiracy ' cases -was said to have
caused delay in the government's plan
to make arrests today, and the action
is likely to go over until tomorrow.
What caused tho delay Miller and his
assistants refused to state, but it was
reported from several cities that the
f overnment agents had lost track of
some of the fifty or more defendants.
Ever since the indictments were re
turned laBt Tuesday government
agents Have been watching the men
indicted and a sort of checking up
system to chow that all were under
surveillance has been going on here.
WARRANTS ISSUED AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, Feb. 13. Warrants for
the arrest of Chicago labor leaders
Indicted by the Indianapolis federal
grand Jury in the dynamiting investi
gation were issued today but the iden
tity of the persons named was not
ARREST IN ROCHESTER.
Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 13. Clar
ence Dowd of Mansfield, Ohio, alleg
ed to have been implicated in the
McNamara dynamite conspiracy, was
arrested here this afternoon and tak
en to jail.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 13. Clar
ence Dowd, arrested at Rochester, N.
Y., this afternoon, It is said, was C
E. Dowd, organizer of the Interna
tional Machinists' union and that he
represented one of the three unions
involved in the dynamite conspiracy.
New Insurance Superintendent.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 13. Governor
Dix today nominated William Temple
Emmet of New York to be state super
intendent of Insurance to succeed
William H. Hotchkis. whose term of
office expires Saturday.
Held for Wife Murder.
Cherokee, Iowa, Feb. 13. Ernest H.
Hessenius, a fanner, accused of wife
murder, ha been held to the grand
iurr without bail.
ORDER OF GARTER
ON EDWARD GREY
Unusual Honor Conferred by
King George Creates Sur
prise in England.
FEW GIVEN DISTINCTION
Only Four Other Commoners Have
Received It Means Approval
London, Feb. 13. An almost un
paralleled honor which King George
has bestowed on Sir Edward Grey,
British secretary of state for foreign
affairs, by nominating him to the
oldest and most exclusive Order of
the Garter, In which only members
of royalty and a select few of the
highest among the nobility are en
rolled, and which many reigning
sovereigns vainly covet, has created
Immense speculation throughout the
ONLY INSIDE CIRCLES K50W.
It is nearly 200 years since the
Garter was conferred upon a com
moner under similar circumstances.
Only four other commoners have
been privileged to wear the blue rib
bon during the history of the Order
of the Knights of the Garter. The
exact meaning of this signal mark
of favor is known only to Innermost
circles, while it unquestionably sets
the seal of the king's and British
cabinet's unqualified approval upon
Sir Edward Grey's conduct of for
eign affairs during recent moment
Earl Carrlngton today resigned the
office of lord privy of the seal. The
marquis of Crewe succeeds him.
3 IMPORTANT MEASURES
ARE BEFORE PARLIAMENT
London, Feb. 13. Parliament will
open tomorrow with the usual speech
from the throne. The session prom
ises to be a momentous one on account
of three important measures home
rule, disestablishment of the Welsh
church, and manhood suffrage all of
which the government is pledged to
carry through. Any one of these meas
ures would a few years ago have been
considered ample work for a whole
BIGTCOAL' Ml N E OTmCT"
IMPENDING IN ENGLAND
London, Feb. 13. Coal miners of the
United Kingdom have demanded estab
lishment of a minimum wage for all
men and boys employed under ground.
Unless the mine owners accede to the
demand about 800,000 miners will
strike Feb. 29.
Fire Threaten Janesville, Wl.
Janesville, Wis., Feb. 13. Fire
here last night which caused dam
age amounting to $150,000 for a
time threatened the entire business
district of the city. The buildings
destroyed belonged to the Bassett
Echlin Harness company and the
Fire Increase, Loss I Les.
St. Paul, Feb. 13. The number of
fires in Minnesota last month exceed
ed by 59 the number during Jan
uary, 1911, but the total loss was
smaller by $38,839, says the state
fire marshal. There were 264 fires,
with an aggregate loss of $638,000
Rubber Men Are Sentenced.
Cleveland, Feb; 13. John Had
neid oi tne liadtieid Kubber com
pany and Benjamin E. Whitehead,
both of Akron, were given suspend
ed sentences of three and four years
on pleas of guilty to shipping rub
ber goods illegally out of the state
Relieve Nome Coal Famine.
Washington, Feb. 13. The coal
famine in Nome, Alaska, has been
relieved by the army post there.
which supplied the inhabitants with
tons of coal.
Shurtleff Not for Senate.
Rockford, 111., Feb. 13. It Is an
nounced Edward Shurtleff. former
speaker, will not be a candidate for
the senate from the Eighth district.
but may run for representative again
SENATE IN LONG
Washington, Feb. 13. The senate
committee investigating the election of
William Lorimer of Illinois today
agreed to take up on March 23 con
sideration of the report to be made to
the senate. The committee hopes to
dispose of the matter that day. The
senate's consideration of the case will
be prolonged. Attorney. Hanecy, rep
resenting Lorimer, is given until
March 1 to file a brief on the point of
the senator's eligibility to his seat,
passed upon by the senate, and there
fore could not be considered a second
time. He was given until March 1
In which to file a brief of facts in the
case. The committee decided to pro
ceed no further against Blumenberg,
the official stenographer, dismissed for
his conduct In the presence of the
committee near the close of its hear
SEE PEACE IN
Emperor to be Respected
as Foreign Monarch
FAMILY GIVEN PALACE
Nobility to Have Rights of Or
dinary Citizens With Pro
tection for Property.
Peking, Feb. 13. A manifesto
was issued this evening by Premier
Yuan in which he assumes the title
republic." The manifesto commands
officials of the army and the police
to continue their duties and main
Peking. Feb. 13. The publication of
the abdication edicts has given pro
found relief to every one in Peking,
both foreigners and Chinese. The ar
rangement Is considered to be a skill
ful compromise, and it Is believed ,
that the terms will satisfy the repub
lican. The first edict provide that
the term shall be communicated to
the foreign legation for transmission
to hIr rArtnenHvA mnrnmAntii. tha
object being to record world wide the
PLEDGES OF REPUBLICANS.
In consideration of abdication, the
republicans make the following eight
pledges to the emperor:
First, the emperor shall retain hi
title and shall be respected a a for-,
eign monarch ; second, the emperor ;
shall receive an annual grant of 4,000,- j
000 taels until the currency 1 reform- j
ed, after which he shall receive $4,-;
000,000 Mexican; third, a temporary j
residence shall be provided in the for. j
bidden cltjv- and later the Imperial j
famlly'safrfeBlde in the summer pal-
ace, 10 mile outside of Peking: i
fourth, the emporer may observe the i
sacrifices at his ancestral tomb and j
temples, which will be protected by j
republican soldiers; fifth, the great j
tomb of the late emporer, Kwang-Su,
111 be completed and the funeral cer I
emony fittingly observed at the repub- j
He's expense; sixth, the palace at-1
tendants may be retained, but the
number of eunuchs cannot be lncreas-
ed; seventh, the emperor' property j
will be protected by the republic; and j
eighth, the Imperial guards will be
governed by the army board, the re
public paying their salaries.
TREATMENT OF KINSMEN.
A contended point as to whether the
throne shall be perpetuated or will ter
minate with the present emperor'
death, la not mentioned. Four pledge
for the treatment of the Imperial kins
men follow: i !
First, the princes, dukes and other
having hereditary titles, shall retain
their ranks; second, the nobility shall
have the right and privilege of or
dinary, citizens; third, their private
properties will be protected; fourth,
the nobility shall be permitted ex
emption from military service.
SEVEN OTHER PLEDGES.
Seven pledge are given in the in
terest of the Mongols, Manchus, Mo
hammedans and Tibetans:
First, they shall have rights and
privileges similar to the Chinese; sec
ond, their private properties will be
protected; third, the nobility will re
tain their hereditary ranks; fourth, the
state will find employment for such of
the nobility as are in financial diffi
culties; fifth, the Manchus' pension
will continue until the state finds them
occupations; sixth, restrictions of oc
cupations and dwelling places will be
abolished; seventh, they shall be ac
corded religious liberty.
HOPES FOR PEACE.
In concluding, the second edict, the
empress dowager says;
"Our sincere hope Is that peace will
be restored and that happiness will
be enjoyed under the republic."
There have been no disorders in the
capital. It Is expected, however, that
disorders will occur throughout the In
terior. The United States protected
cruiser Cincinnati has gone from
Shanghai to Tong Chow Fu, at the re
quest of American missionaries.
The legations will deal unofficially
with Yuan Shi Kai's government until
it is reorganized.
Tien Tsln. Feb. 13. A regiment of
Imperial troop mutinied today.
They were disarmed and sent to Pe
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 18.
Chinese consular officials In' the Unit
ed State have been ordered to adopt
American style of dress by an edict,
received here today from President
Trial Set for February 19.
Chicago, Feb. 13. The trial of four
men, accused of the murder of Mrs.
Hattle Kauffman December 2 last, to
day was set for Feb. 19.