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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-SECOXI) YEAR. NO. 6. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1912. TWELVE PAGES, PRICE TWO CENTS. HOI EDITION 1 FIERCE FIGHT GOES ON FOR COUPLE DAYS Turkish Fortress ot Kirk Kilisseh Reported to Have Fallen. DETAILS ARE LACKING Seventy Christians ard Priest Said to Have Been Mas sacred at Servia. Washington, Oct. 24. Sev enty Christians and a priest were massacred by Turks be fore their retreat from the town ol Bervia yesterday, accoraine! . , , .. . to the Greek legation htre. Sofia, Oct. 24. The Turkish 1 garrison at Kirk-Kilissch, con sisting of 5,000 men, has sur rendered to the Bulgarians. Two Turkish generate were cap-1 tured. Constant. nonle. Oct. 2 4 Th-. Her-: vlan army operattng near Kumanova was defeated by Turku defending that town. The Servians suffered enor mous losses, according to an official dispatch, from the commander of the Turks. Umdon, Oct. J4. The Turkish fortress Kirk Killhseli has fallen, ac cording to a despatch from Sofia. It is reanlel as the key to Adrianople and is headquarters of the Turkish third army corps commanded by Ken an n Pasha. Ixindon. Oct. 24 Whie the Kalkan 1 t.uttoiiK .md Tnrkev u-e all renerous with statements ,.s"to th- progress ofj,urd wi,h Fe:l The defeud j the wur in other parts of European rebels now say they did not. oppose j Turkiy, they maintain complete el- )nr fn regard1 in tti MTut battle run" ItiK the last two days between Adri anople and Kirk-Kllisseh, for news of which the world is waiting. HKruHTi mi l i:k. Report from the opposing sides as to other battles show grave discrepan cies. British military officers who for ars liuve made a specialty of study ing Balkan military preparations lean to a belief that the Turkish army has been holding the line betweeu Adri anople and Kirk Kilisseh w ith cover ing u force of TO.Ouo, and that the main Ottoman army is only Just due on the scene. This might account frr a Turkish i statement today that something more definite will be known by tonight foridore Morrison, bishop of Iowa; Right wlth the arrival of its main army at the front, Turkey expected to take the offensive. ricKm ficiit o. Belgrade, Oct. 24. The Servian troops capturtd one part of the Turk ish town of Kumanova. according to a telephone message received here today. Desperate fighting is still go ing on in the vicinity of Kumanova. Taking the Turkish tow n of Novipa lar wa achieved only after three days' severe fighting. There was much slaughter on both sides. A fierce eucouuter Is In progress around Kumanova. on the way to I's-j kup. where both Servian and Turks . lul " '" omroi or cis macnine wane ; way niU8t be considered an accom clulm victory. Other indications than MO'lng a spiral glide. He had been in ,,if.e. the Turkish report show the Servians ,ho air ov-r an hour hen he began j m hkits merely sutfh t. i-utTered severely. A cail as msuoa today l.y Belgrade for all retired and ; -m c"1 the biplane seemed to go to leserve otliccrs and military em-; pieces. The aviator was pinned under ployes. lawyers and engineers, to join j motor and was dead when sur the Seventh Servian regiment, the geong reached him. Mitchells body ctack corps of Belgrade, within 4S:w111 taken today to his home at hour. Some doubts ar expressed at Bel - grade whether cartridge factories in Servia will be able to issue cartridges! fust enough to supply the needs of the hard fighting troops. There also was some severe fighting In Struma valley, where again both sides claim victory. THOOI'H II'IT REST. For the time being operations have rlackened la Novipazar district, where Servians and Monteneglns are at tempting to make a forward move. The capture of the town of Novipazar by Servians advances this object con siderably, hut the trrxins. who nassed ! through a terrific battle, r.iust be ai lowed to rest. The Greeks also for the moment appear to be satisfied with the capture of the Turkish town RAIL OFFICIALS HURT IN A WRECK n.-.iH!'.;e. 111.. Oct. 24 Several oS- in' "f the Clover Iaf railroad were injorrd and a in irro porter ki.ied in a w.-eiked special train boi:nd f'-r St. ixui. nor FiUiuore. Ill General Man- riter Ros.- a.-.d D.rccor Hubbazd were i e r.nt Mrions'.N 'rMrcd. Trie Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock Island, Davenport, Moline, and Vicinity. Generally fair tonight and Friday, slightly warmer tonight with the low est temperature about 40. Temperature at 7 a. m., 34. Highest yesterday 51. lowest last night, 34. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m 2 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m.. 56, at 7 a. m, 90. j Stage of water, 4.1, a rise of .1 in ! last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow ) Snn sets 5:00. rises 6;23. Evening stars: Mercury. Venus. Mars. Jupiter. Morning star: Saturn. of Servia. although their cavalry is pursuing Turks through the valley of ' Aliakmon. The Montenegrins, who hav" bff,n waiting for some time, an-, parenuy are prepareu iu mane a gieai. ; 'effort to secure possession of the j I Turkish stronghold of Scutari. Sofia, Oct. 24. Kirk Kilisseh was captured by the Bulgarian army, which has been fighting against the Turks in the vicinity for several days. HAI IMPEDE OPERATIONS. Rleka. Montenegro. Oct. 24. .Monte-j negrln troops reached a point eight j and a half miles from the Turkish. l""u 1,1 dvuh jr.u., an. ..JUUu. , afternoon Military operations were ct-tatiir im. ' neded hy the rain of the last twodavs. I King Nicholas crossed I.ake Scutari , yesterday and joined the troops at the ' villag" nf Skla, where he met his three ; I sous i London. Oct. '4 The bombardment ! lof the Turkish town of Tarakosch on j I.ake Scutari, bt gun Tuesday, was enn- I t'nii d yesterday by Montenegrin ' i troops, according to th Montenegrin consul here. ONLY NINE TAKEN WITH FELIX DIAZ Vera Cruz, Mexico. Oct. 22. The ; city is rapidly regaining a normal as- pect. Further details show the feder I als marched In, head-d bv General Kelt ran. Colonel Jos Diaz Ordaz and most of the other rebel officers, . peu. only nine ci mem were cap-1 the federal troops beeaus" thev iawst tkay ww rotrrHn-nto thetFtrr to Join thera. General Diaz, they say, told them this. NEW BISHOP FOR DIOCESE QF IOWA Evanston, 111., Oct. 24. Rev. Harry tangley was consecrated first suffrag an bishop of the diocese of Iowa in St. Mark's church here yesterday. The ministers of the consecration were Right Kev. Daniel Tuttle, bishop of Missouri, presiding; Right Rev. Theo- Kev. thanes Anderson, bishop of Chi-! cago. The sermon was delivered by Right Rev. Tyler Olmsted, bibhop of j central New Vork. The presentation' " " vy n,enl "P''r israei j of Krle. Several other bishops and j mincers oi otner states iook part lu , the ceremoies. FALLS 200 FEET; KILLED Aviator, Spiraling to Earth at Mont gomery, Ala., Loses Control. Montgomery. Ala.. Oct. 24. Aviator Louis Mitchell fell 200 feet here yes- t, rla' afternoon and was killed. ' ' '"-'f" ' wi im. At; Camden. Ark., for burial. Mrs. Mit- l'ht'lU who was among the spectators, ia uoi see her husband fall. linj. iltVtNb IS AbAIN TEMPERANCE UNION HEAD Portland, Ore., Oct. 24. Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens of Portland, Me., was unanimously reelected president of the National Women's Christian T aace union yesterday. All other offi-i crs were also reelected. i Addresses on ways for combatting the drink and social evils occupied yes-! today's sessions. Mrs. Lurenda B. Smith, of Kansas' '"I,- ,1 . i I . i l . ;. , " " """""V" Bex f u . v . w nimu remedy the social evil. Farmer Is Sued for $50,000. Champaign. 111.. Oct. 24 MUs Sarah Alice Durham, a dressmaker of Champaign, has filed suit for 150,000 damages against Charles W. Walcott, a retired farmer of Urbana. a leader ! in church circles and a man of fam ' ily w 1th grown children. "Tresspass i on the case" is the title of suit, con cerning which no details are given. Russian Admiral Suicides. St. Petersburg. Oct. 24. Admiral Chagrin, commander of the emperor of Russia's yacht, committed suicide st ; his resident ycrterdav. The family ; cVdarel it was due to a love affair. BECKER FATE NOW IN THE JURY'S HAND Justice Goff Occupies Three Hours in Reading Instructions. EVIDENCE IS REVIEWED rhat Presented by State Shews That Accused Directed Killing of Gambler. New York, Oct. 24. Justice Goff charged the jury In the Becker cise today with a 6peech of more than three hours, ruling in substance that eonviction or acquittal of Lieutenant - . . , resiea aimosi soieiy on me question whether Sam Schepps was or was not an accomplice. He was in doubt, him- seir. on this point, he said, and there- fore declined to instruct the jury. He ruled that Rose, Webber and Vallon were accomplices, but that up- on their testimony Becker could not be convicted of murder In the first de- sre.e, even though the evidence show- ed he instigated the murder. Becker j sat unmoved while the charge was delivered. The Jury retired at 1:35. DECREES DEFINED. After instructing the jury that the defendant must be presumed Innocent until proven beyond reasonable doubt i that h' is guilty, the justice defined j the different regrees of murder, j "The killing of a human being," he said, "can be considered as murder, manslaughter and excusable homicide. . There can be no verdict of excusable homicide, and 1 do not consider that phase. mis mans case rests solely witn . ""i 'a ummug juu, uioiuu ju must be guided entirely by the evi-j dence, not by the remarks of counsel." Hl'MS I I STATE'S CASK. STtffaT ra"WgJJf'gt, degree," the justice explained, "is done with Intent and deliberate design to kill, and in the second degree without premedita tion. It is not necessary that I should dwell at length on the definition of murder in the second degree. First, in the latter part of June, Becker told ! weooer up am.u noseiuuai tuiieu. of the comrnunjty had become arous Seeoudly. he followed this with in-1 ed by reports concerning the girl's structious to Rose to have Rosenthal j CCI,duct and had ordered her to leave, killed. Thirdly, Rose, following out v hen she djd not g0 a gang gtonpd the these instructions, carried out the de- home of her parent8 where ghe and msiis ui iue ucin,Ua.n, i ..aL Eu..iDnp. two sIster8 werp iiving. Finally up the state s case, u you nna it nas been proven you must return a verdict in the first degree." Goff asked Coun sel Mclntyre if he should define man- slaughter. "We make no such request," Beck er's lawyer replied, and the court omfV ted the definition. hkikkk diiikits kii.i.i;. instruct you," said Goff, in con-1 cuding, "that events referred to in ,hig recital of the state s case do not exclude from your consideration anyjvomen, but they evidently were men other events which come within the . nasquerading in women's clothes, scope of the evidence. ; They tore off my clothing and put the "It is not plain why gunmen killed I tar on Tne. Before they let me go I Rosenthal at Becker's command." I ' is nearly unconscious." Goff then read the statute govern ing the testimony of accomplices. He ; told the Jury that every person who Mit-iaidcd abetted or participated in any -There is no Question that Rose. Webber and Vallon were Becker's ao- complices," he continued. Schepps, there is a question. I am in . odubton this point myself, therefore I decline to instruct you that he was an accomplice, iou must determine j that yourselves. There is suspicion he uul BUil'" 13 " f"'- U tios KOM-: mm. .... , v . . . : i i a. m "iou cannot convict on tne teeu- mony of accomplices, and one accom plice cannot corroborate another. "As to Rose, you can ask yourselves: Is it within the limit of probabilities ' that he could concoct this scheme of St,ndiliK B, cker to the lerlc chair? Yoa may consider whether it is within bi mentalit' to devise a conspiracy, unaicitd- t0 MV his own life " bec ker ( ohmests. As Becker was being led to the T" , , , V, - - . " . ..... r- iuv j . . j It was a thin-veiled summing up for j the prosecution. It was absolutely partial. There is no jury in it. The. court simply directed the jury to con-' vict me." I Suicide of Lumber Dealer. Peru. 111., Oct. 24 W. H. Maze, a wealthy lumber dealer and manufactur er cir.t hfmccilf HaaH roctorft.,- In n o'TSce here. Despondency over i'l health is believed to have caused the suicide. Evers Now Manager. v nicago, vjci. -i. rres'.aer.i .Murpny today announced the selection of John Evers as manager of the Chicago Xa- ,ticnais. SIX ARE INDICTED FOR TARRING GIRL Norwalk, Ohio, Oct. 24. The grand Jury which has been investigating the tarring of pretty 18-year-old Minnie La valley of West Clarkfield, supposed ly by women of the village who, it was j said at the time, were opposed to her ; actions, has returned indictments against six prominent Clarksfield township men, charging them with riotous conspiracy. The indictments ! are kept secret pending the arrest of tho men. The girl appeared before the grand Jury several times. She excited the pity and horror of the jurors as she detailed the attack upon her which the jury jn its report characterized as an "outrageous offense against law and decency." The testimony showed that residents the girl s enemies organized a party to seize her and give her a coat of tar and feathers. This was done. The girl said to the grand Jury: "I was walking along the road near my home in the evening when a gang v. u, ui anu cameo me to a r j j j . . t 'fa i ii. "I fought and screamed, but they tied rags over my mouth. When they ! gat to the barn there was a crowd there. I thought some of them were ROOSEVELT SOON TO RESUME WORK Oyster Bay, Oct. 24. Colonel Roose- "As to:elt is gaining strength so rapidly it is expected he soon will be permitted ti resume the work of his campaign. The colonel was in excellent condition alter a long night's sleep. After break , Coo Ki A j., n l.i,, l j I "'"""f-s 1UU j ilKed about the house more freely f nnn at a n v nrcviniid f ima a i r o a hto sa ,, i , turn. He felt no pain, although when ever he raised his right arm or breath ed deeply, he was reminded of his in jury by grating ends of the fractured rib. It will probably be several weeks t.-fore be will have full use of his tight arm. For the first time since his return Roosevelt today joined the family cir cle at the dinner table. CHOLERA IS AGAIN SWEEPING INDIA j Washington, Oct. 24. Cholera is i again sweeping India, according to J a report to the United States public j ' health service. In August in the pro- j vmoe or ataaras aione mere were 10,- 620 deaths and In other parts of the ; on: on a launch landing stage and sat empire equally ominous mortality pre-j dr wn on a plank. A moment later he i vailed. Cholera is also said to be dropped into the Mississippi rher and ! prevalent in Asiatic Turkey and wirhjwss drow ned. A coroner's jury held iurs:sn troops Deing nurrlea into southern Europe because of the Ba'. - kan war officials fear a plague that , n-.ay spread through Europe. SQUELCHED! BUSINESS MUST NOT BE MADE A FOOTBALL; TAFT Atlantic City, Oct. 24. At today's scrsion of the American Hardware Manufacturers' association a letter f ,om President Taft was read. In purt the president said: "I am a firm believer In a tariff board or tariff commission. Probably no in dustries affected by the tariff need sci entific and impartial conclusions more than those which are represented in your convention.-In returning to con gress without my approval the bill to To ise the metals schedule, I vetoed a bill which would have spelled ruin to many of you, because I was unwill ing to approve legislation which vital ly affected not only millions of work iigmen and families dependent on them, but hundreds of millions of dol Iaie worth of stocks of goods in the hands of storekeepers and distribu tors generally without first providing a careful and disinterested Inquiry irfo the conditions of the whole in rtiiftry. And so, I say, we must not n;ake legitimate business the football of politics. We must have investments from which to secure a large wageB fund, which is needed to support wage earners. We must inspire in business mer who control investments a confi- df,nce that tney are not to Le dr,ven Oil' of business.' CAN'T ATTEND A CHUM'S . WEDDING, SO ENDS LIFE Chicago, Oct. 24. Unable to get rmney to visit his mother or to serve as best man at the wedding of his chum, James A. Whittle, an automobile salesman, shot and killed himself yes terday morning in hia room at 319 West Twenty-second street. That he was driven temporarily insane by mis fortune was the verdict of the coroner's Jury. Whittle was employed by the Stude- b:.ker Automobile company up to a week ago, when the sales force was cut down. He had $312 in the bank,; b.:t according In a nrtto i i i 1 1 a 1 r ! 0 ..tv. .. ........ ..v, ; t'-is did not enable him to take a trip 1 f" his home or be present at the wed - ' linif Wall6r Fall(jn at Cooperstown, ' ' , ... me -iiwHmi, B uuaj was oiscovereu by Mrs. Charles Sorenson, the keeper Df the rooming hoU8e Gn hjs bed f tno photographs. The one was his niece; the other his sweetheart Whether the girl in the second picture Is the one at whose wedding Whittle was to have served as best man is a problem the police are trying to n-v's..! ... , Whittle WR 31 voara rM cn.l a rryA . .. . . . uate of Cornell university. His home Is In Cooperstown. T-l t . . . -. iu iener ce leu f r.rtoinH m-rn w j ; ,: V , , . "v nres - It w as headed "The Present Situa-! ticn." The three tabulated Items were: 'First, the wedding at Cooperstown: second, the fart that I have not sold i Er.y cars, and third, that I will not go heme to see mother." JUDGE CARSKADDAN IS DROWNED AT MUSCATINE Muscatine, Iowa, Oct. 24. Friends of Jerome Carskaddan, dean of the Iowa bar. ascribe his death yesterday to vertigo i ne lormer judge walked i ream was accidsnta:. Mr. Carskd- idin began the practice of law in 1858 ! Kcr years he was orescent nf tho t . tcatine Savings bank. CRIMINAL ATTACK CAUSES MURDER San Diego, Cal., Oct. 24. Mrs. Hu bert Lewis, whose husband is on trial here for the alleged murder of C. H. Tollver and his wife, Kate Toliver, declared on the witness stand that the killing of the Tolivers was the sequel to a criminal attack upon her. in which Toliver had been aided by his wife. Mrs. Lewis testified that when she re - lated the circumstances to her hus band his rage deprived him temporar ily of reason and he Bought out the Tolivers and shot both to death. Half fainting and weeping continu ally, Mrs. Lewis broke down, frequent ly during her recital. She Bald that nearly a year ago her husband had been sent to San Francisco on busi ness by the Tolivers, who were wealthy. After his departure she waB invite dto the Toliver home one night and there the attack on her was made Mrs. Lewis told the Jury that Mrs. Toliver confessed to her that she had participated in the assault because she feared her husband was about to leave her. At the conclusion of the direct ex amination Lewis broke away from his attorneys and rushed to the witness stand, where for some minutes he and his wife were clasped in each other's arms weeping. FIRE GIVES HOTEL GUESTS A SCARE Chicago, Oct 24. More than five hundred patrons of the Morrison ho tel and the Hotel Veley hurried In light attire out of bedrooms early to day, and shivered in first floor lobbies while firemen quenched flames in the employees' annex of the Morrison. Three women screaming on a fire es cape were rescued by policemen. Adoloh Woigast, the Duellist, and 'his j w ife were among the crowds that fled from the smoke filled upper stories, n was an hour before the fire was i . , ... i i ... mno r. i. f. , unuer uuuuui. lue iosh is -o,uuu. ljACT WIN IN WFRRAKfl ! WtDnMaiV State Supreme Court Upholds Electors ' pi.da.d t Pp.iH.n Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 24. The Btate su preme court yesterday handed down a unanimous decision holding that six Taft electors chosen by the republlcau I state committee, together with the two: (republican electors chosen at the1 spring primary who remained loyal to iTaft, are entitled to the designation "republican." The decision of the dis-' . . . .1 trict court in a ca6e brought by the Taft men seeking to deny the Roose- , mn th f tu rQ 'repub- lican" was upheld by the court ' supreme Wants Police Chief Ousted. Wichita, Kan, Oct. 24 Alleging that George T. Cuhbon, chief of police of Wichita, has been guilty of misconduct I and neglect of duty. J. W. Stanbridge : fil;d a petition in the district court a?kir.g that he be ousted from office, j The petition alleges that Cubhon bf.s ' failed to enforce the prohibitory in (ases where he knows it is con tin- ualiy violated Bayliss Scottish Rite Head. New York, Oct. 24. At the 105th an nual session of the supreme council of the Scottish Rite for the United States, w hich closed here yesterday, i fd the premises and stole meat. The ' M. W. Bayliss of Washington was manager was seriously Injured. Other chosen minister of state and Waiter butcher shops in the district are' clos 'Stymour of Newark keeper of archives. ' ed and barricaded. KILL WOMAN FOR TRI ALTO CHANGE LIFE Rosie Bruno Had Ap pealed to Charity Workers. FORMERLY OF CHICAGO Nick Sarari Killed in Under world Quarrel Over Her Possession Last July. Chicago, Oct. 24. Charity workers Jn the segregated district here threw some light on the history ot Jennie Cavaglieri, who lived here as Rosie Brunc. She had appealed to them for protection from the life she was lead ing and had asked help to establish herself in better surroundings. Information she gave the charity workers is in possession of govern ment agents of the department of justice, who gained therefrom new knowledge concerning an intermit tent traffic o women. Joe Bruno, with whom she lived here, was named in her story. It was disclosed that in a fight over her possession, Nick Sa rari, a resident of the restricted dis trict was killed last July 4. She had lived at Sararl's house and Bruno took her to the house of a man named Mer ino. Sarari came to claim her and Merino shot him dead. M.AVEK CONFESSES. Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 24. After being questioned by detectives and state policemen for several hours last night Joseph Buotiomo of Chicago, ad mitted that the reason he killed his common law wife, Jennie Cavaglieri, was because she had refused to go back to Chicago and live with him. 1 until last night he had steadfastly maintained that he did not know what he was doing, being drunk when he with the four other men took her in an automobile to a cemetery near Putney and shot her to death. He Bald that he had lived with the woman In Chicago for the last four months and that this week she was found to be missing. He went to New York and being unable to find her there, came to Bridgeport to see his friend Frank Pizischillo, thinking ho might have seen her in Bridgepor, and told Blonomo he could locate her. Arrangements were made and the au tomobile ride with Its fatal ending resulted. Buonomo denied that thq shooting was in any way prompted by revelations the dead woman is said to have made concerning the white slave traffic in Chicago. He said the only reason he shot her was that she would not live with him. POLICE IIOI.I) TO THEORY. The police, however, still cling to the theory that the woman, who was a character in the Bridgeport under world, was killed because she had re vealed the inner workings of tho white slave traffic in Chicago. Buon omo, together with Joseph Mat.tio and Frank Pizischilli, who were arrested after the shooting, are being held pending a bearing Saturday. . " No trace has been found of the two other men in the party who disap peared atter the killing. They art said to be Jimmy Lewis, alias "Hart ford Jlminy," and Andrew Campan ello, alias "Big Andrew." While Buonomo's confession seem ingly nullifies the police theory as to the motive, police officials still insist that the shooting is an outgrowth of white lave troubles in Chicago. Th'-ir principal reason for clinging to the theory is because of the character of the men who were with Buonomo at the time of the shooting. Matteo and IMzischillo, the other m-n being he;,, also were subjected to a close exam ination last night, but each In turn denied any knowledge of premeditated shooting. They declared they knew of no motive 'for the crime. UAC PI AM Tft RPTflRF TnioT CHICAGO VICE DSTRIwl Chicago, f' t h 24. Corporation of Chicago today Counsel Sexton made public an opinion he has prepar ed for the council vice commitUe In ! which he outlines a method by which j the segregated district may be rester ! ed under official sanction, assuring im j inunity as far as the city is concerncr ; for violators of state laws withiu j those districts. VIOLENCE GROWS IN FOOD RIOTING Berlin. Oct. 24. "Dear food" riots Increased In violence today. Two thousand women raided a butcher shop in the Wedding district and demolih- If