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Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 9. MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1912. TWELVE PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE ROC K 11 EDITION SURPRISE IN ELECTION IS TAFT BELIEF President Confident Vot ers Will Stand by Grand Old Party. Trie Weather WORKS ATARIFF SCARE Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock Island, Davenport, Moline, and Vicinity. Unsettled with showers tonight or Tuesday, colder Tuesday. Temperature at 7 a. m., 56. Highest yesterday. 72, lowest last night, 54. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 3 miles per hour. Trecipitation, none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m, 68, at 7 a. m., 68. Stage of water, 4 feet, a fall of .2 in last 48 hours. J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow. Fun sets 5:01, ri-s 6:27. Evening stars: Mercury. Venus, Mars, Jupiter. Morning star: Saturn. TURKEY IS IN HOLE; FUTURE SOON KNOWN Bulgarians Accomplish One of Great Strokes of the War. SIN'S WAGES Recalls Depression Following Promises Second Cleveland Administration. Washington, Oct. 28. President Taft today made public a statement In which he declared "the four years of depression which followed the second ADRIANOPLE IS CUTOFF tion Is schedule at the Hotel Man hattan In New York tomorrow night. C P. Taft, Henry W. Taft and Chair j man Hillc-s will be hosts to the presi dent at dinner there and afterward j many republican leaders of New York ; and nearby states are expected to j drop In. Princeton, Oct. 28. After a week's interruption, Woodrow Wilson resum- ed his camDaicnnine todav. He election of Cleveland" was due to the Fpoke at Westchester, Pa., at noon, promise of tariff reform and the dem-1 and will deliver two speeches in Phil ocratlc chanees In the tariff that fol- ' adelphia tonight. The governor look- lowed. "Today, the democratic slogan Pivotal City Isolated Frcm Its Base Railroad's Rolling Stock Seized. Is 'a tariff for revenue only.' Accord ing to the Baltimore platform, the tar iff is not rut-rely to be reformed, but the principle of protecting American industry is to be excim-d, root and branch. On that platform Wilson stands " FIFTY VKR' EXPERIENCE. The statement continues: "The cred it that republicans claim, with the ex perience of 50 years, is that the re publican policy of protection for' American Industry maintains the best ! market in the world the home mar- i ket for the farmer to sell his crops I in, whlle the foreign .markets have-i been Invaded and have gained for both the fanner and the manufacturer to a degree never even distantly approach ed under a democratic administ ration. The growth of our foreign trade dur ing the three fiscal years of my ad ministration in set forth by Secretary Knox in a statement which ought to be read by every American who in tend to cant a ballot at the coming election. To quote, from a leading newspaper: ,Thj. Jlsrircs are almost twrw i ii""'H?rstotT,cTy&'r perlty which should not be disturbed Then why disturb It?" ti.i. it I I : l mini. I lu-oiK hiHloti the president said the Issue before the voters tcKloy Is clear. "On the one hand prosiierify and real progress, on the other, a hup in the dark." "The American people," he contin ued, "'more than once have surprised thohe who thought the people were being MicrpHHfuIly fool, d, and I be- ed forward to a strenuous week of spefrchmaking. "Pennsylvania expects, New Jersey expects, the whole country expect the democratic ticket to win," declared Wilson today in his first speech since he interrupted his speaking program a w eek ago. ROOSEVELT SPEECH READY. Oyster Bay, Oct. 28. Colonel Roose velt Is stronger today, but the wound is still open, and be is not gaining strength as rapidly as bis physicians hoped ho would. He took a short walk, but was obliged to move slowly. His right side Is still sore and muscles there are badly bruised. During the forenoon he put the finishing touches on his Wednesday night's 6peech. I. A KOI.I.ETTE AT OSIIKOSH. Oshkosh, Oct. 28 Senator LaFoI- lette spoke to the people of Oshkosh today on Issues of the state campaign, making his principal theme the justice of the income tatx law. Principal op position thereto he ascribed to Inter ests which 6otight to dodge their rightful share of taxes. He asked his hearers to give It a fair tdial. STT. ll-.A!VVKR9 -tlM1- Topeka, Oct 28. Governor Stubbs made the following statement In re ply to President Taft's assertion mat the republicans of Kansas have been disfranchised: "The exact facts are that after the Taft. lectors were defeated In a legal primary by 35.000 in favor of Roose velt electors, Roosevelt men volun tarily withdrew from the republican column and the republican state cen tral committee placed the .Taft elec tors on the republican ticket tinder London, Oct. 28. Since the capture of Eski-Baba by Bulgarians little news has been received from that region, where the future of Turkey in Europe may be decided within a few days. A message from Sofia, however, says Burgarians seized a Turkish military train on the way from Constantinople to Adrianople. This indicates the Bul garian Invaders cut the railroad, isolat ing Adrianople from Us base, accom plishing one of the greatest strokes of the campaign. Despite the perils of the situation, however, the Turks have not lost hope of retrieving themselves. Tl'RKS MOVING XORTH. It Is stated three Tujrkish columns are moving toward the north and that these columns will be supported by other Turkish troops being taken by water to Turkish ports on the Black sea. Whether they will be in time to do any good is a problem. Bulgarians are cooperating with Servians In the western part of the peninsula, occupied Istlp and threaten to cut off the retreat of the Turks to the south. The Greek army, too. Is making steady headway. The Greek crown prince's army Is now within striking distance of Salonika. KtRK-KILIftSEH RETAKEN? Washington, Oct. 28. Official dis- FOUR DIE AS A RESULT OF FAMILY WAR Young Wisconsin Farmer, Denied Wife, Kills Her Relatives SAVE WOMAN AND BABE lltj- t II mn i niue lor nours in uosei Alter Tragedy Slayer's Body Hanging to Tree. Lieutenant Charles Becker, New York pojlce official convicted for the murder of Herman Rosenthal, will be sentenced Wednesday. DRINKS-SMOKES ON THE INCREASE lieve a similar surprise uwalu our op- naII1(1 of Tafl an(1 slu.rman. RooBe. ponents on the coming 5tb of Novi tu ber." (IUFKREKE Ctl.lKII. veit electors in Kansas will appear in an Independent column under the name of Roosevelt and Johnson. Taft Washington, Oct. 28. The American people are drinking more whisky and beer and smoking more cigars and cigarets than ever berore 'n history, according to the tax returns of the patches received today by the Turk-1 ,nternat revenue bureau. From July toh Amhi)cflfl(tni dm 1 n tprnrfttvl a a I . . . , ... i : i it ti i ' 7 more, l n mi iiireii im- Washtngton. Oct 28. One of the ; videtitly has failed to keep up win numt. important political conferences : the political situation in Kansas dur President Tuft will hold before elec- j ing tjie present campaign." VICE PRESIDENT SHERMAN. WHO IS REPORTED SINKING AT HOME ish ambassador are Interpreted news that the Bulgarians were repuls ed from Klrk-KiUsseh, with heavy loss, ! and tne city TetakenT5y"the Turks. A' Bulgarian defeat at Marasch was also reported. Ixndon, Oct. 23. No confirmation that Turkish troops recaptured Kirk Klllseeh from Bulgarians has been re ceived here. No credence is attached here to the report. SERVIANS HOI. It MITROVITZA. Belgrade, Oct. 28" The Servians captured the town of Mitrovltza, north of Uskup, and Verlsovitz also has fall en Into their hands, according to a dis patch from the frontier. Fifteen quick firing, cannon, 4. 000 rifles and a mass of ammunition were abandoned by Turks. Neighboring small towns are also surrendering to the Servians. The Turks, after abandoning Uskup, re treated to Veles. Hundreds of wagons of supplies were abandoned. TI'BKS KILL. EACH OTHER. Belgrade, Oct. 28. It is asserted here that the Turkish troops evacuat ed Uskup In such haste that they kill ed one another In fighting for places in wagons and railroad cars. The Ser vians captured S8 field guns, 15 How itzers and a lot of railroad rolling stock. At Verlsovitz the Servians cap tured 1,000 Arnaut tribesmen, 4,000 rifles and 15 guns. The Servian loss was 25 killed. Sofia, Oct. 28. Bulgarians occupied Bonarhissar, 22 miles southeast of Kirk Kilisseh, Kresna, In the valley of Struma, was also taken by Bulgarians. SOME TIRKS ESCAPE. Vienna, Oct. 28. A correspondent with the second Bulgarian array tele graphs that part of the Turkish troops garrisoning at Adrianople managed to retreat to Demotica, 25 miles south. The rest of the garrison was already cut off and was demoralized by heavy losses. lion eight hundred million cigarets weremqked, an Increase of ,a billion over the'correspondlng period of the previous year, which broke all rec ords. The nation consumed 33,150,000 gal lons of'Vhisky In July, August and September, an Increase of 450,000 gal lons compared with the same months of 1911, while 1,950,000,000 cigars were smoked In that time. Beer consump tion was 19,800,000 barrels, which is 520,000 greater than for the same per iod of 1911. talize the shocking perfo-mance of a I !..nonnnEiI.ln ' ' n 1 11 1 1(1 '1 1 t V ' full voting is made, lest the election, by chance, might be thrown into the house of representatives. LABEL TO SHOW SCHOOL'SSTATUS Washington, D. C, Oct. "8. label ing country schoolhouses so that ev ery citizen may know whether his Sheboygan, Mich., Oct. 28. Alvln Roehr, 33, a farmer of Plymouth, Sun day afternoon shot and killed his father-in-law, Phl'.lip Ott, Mrs. Ott and Mrs. Ott's fatber, Fred Haut 80, when he was refused permission to see his wife, with whom he has not been liv ing. Mrs. Roehr and baby escaped by hiding for three hours. OLU MAN FALLS FIRST. Late yesterday afternoon Roehr went across the road to his father-in-law's home and demanded to see his wife. The grandfather answered the door and refused the young mac ad mittance. Roehr went back home and returned 10 minutes later with a shot gun. As the grandfather, Fred Haut, went. Into a dairy shed, Roehr shot and killed him instantly. As Mr. Ott and his wife came out a door Roehr shot them to death. Roehr then entered the house In search of his wife. She heard him and had taken her baby and hidden in a chimney cupboard, where she stayed over three hours. FATHER A SnODE. Shortly after 9 she slipped out and gave the alarm. There was no trace of Roehr this morning. The only wit- DIAZ CONVICTED; DEATH SENTENCE Vera Cruz, Oct. 28. Gen. Felix Diaz, leader of the recent revolt here, and Major Zerate, Colonel Antonio Migoni, umz in nis auempi 10 overiurow me , 0id adopted son of Ott. who was at government, yeiterday were condemn ed to death by court martial. school iajinto thc-standard .is the de-l Lieutenant Cam ache, CaptaiD-Mavea,. l v e ii Lilt? AuiuiriB ni auo c 1 auMiui GIVES HIS LIFE IN VAIN Tries to Rescue Companion, but Both Drown In Gas Tank. Cohoes, N. Y., Oct. 28. Hugo Mur phy of this city and F. S. Miller of Cincinnati were killed in a large gas tank here. Murphy was overcome by gas fumes and Miller fastened a rope about hla companion's body and signaled men to draw him up. When nearly at the top the rope became un fastened and Murphy dropped back, striking Miller. Both fell into water at the bottom of the tank and were drow'ned. lties, according to a bulletin issued by the United State bureau of educa tion. The schools . are inspected as to grounds, bu ifdfrig, furnishings, heat ing, ventilation, library, water supply, sanitation and qualifications of the teacher. If the essentials of a good school are found present a diploma is granted the district and a plate is placed above the door of the school- house designating it at a "standard j secrct 8e8Slon from 2 o'clock Saturday scnool. l pon rultinment or certain , . . i i .v.. , . . ... ,,,- morning until 3:lo oclock this morn- further requirements a higher dip.o- ma will be Issued and the plate will read "superior school." of the rural guarcC and Captain Hei- milio Martinez were sentenced '"to 1Q years' Imprisonment, and Gabriel Ra mos, customs collector, and Hernan Aro8tegui, censor of telegrams, were sentenced to two years' Imprisonment. Nine other officers and civilians were allowed to go free. The court martial, which was pre sided over by General Davila, sat In a milk shed. Thinking the entire fam ily killed, he went upstairs and hid In a bed, where he was found by a L '3rOifci;4?A father committed suicide fiv vettrs ago. Ott was .one of the most prominent farmers and stock raisers of this county. Roehr's body was found this fore noon hanging to a tree in the woods a quarter mile from the tragedy. $20,000 IS CONTRIBUTED TO PROHIBITION PARTY Washington, Oqt. 28. Contributions to the national prohibition party's cam- ipaign was $0,000, according to the report of Treasurer Faris. The expen ditures were $18,231. There were no contributions of over $1,000. Vic President James S. Sherman. I'tuu. Oi t. : parJi! j the condition i t dei.t Jv.ennan influenced his physical!, Lr. Peck, to ;ue the following: "Mr. Sherman is a very III man. al though reports in circulation during uichx were j:ret:y ciuKKerated. BECKERABANDONS REVERSAL HOPES New York. Oct. 28. Former Lieu tenant Becker, gave a statement today lamenting the fact he failed to take the stand at his trial, and adding he had little hope of securing reversal of the verdict which condemns him to the electric chair. TWO ARE DROPPED FROM MONTANA'S LAND OFFICE Washington, Oct. 28. President Taft removed Edward Barnes as reg ister in the land office at Great Falls, Mont., and accepted the resignation of Receiver Wilson in the same office. Ihe action follows an investigation. Already 657 of the 10,532 one room schoolhouses in Illinois have earned the right to be called standard schools and display the plate accordingly. This interesting device is a part of a vigorous campaign waged Dy trie state of r.linois in behalf of rural schools. Two experts on rural educa tion, U. J. Hoffman and W. S. Booth, under the direction of F. G. Blair, state superintendent of public instruc tion, are devoting their entire time to the country and village schools. Illinois does not merely ask that the schools be brought up to standard; the state tells how It can be done. In a bulletin sent to every teacher in the state the requirements for a stan dard school are 6et forth. Among the specifications are: An ample playground; gewd approaches to the school; convenient fuel house; the building, sound, in good repair, and painted; improved heating ar rangements a jpeketed stove in the corner of the room instead of an un protected stove in the center; floor and interior of the building clean and The sentences caused a sensa- ing, tion. A great crowd, Including relatives and many friends of the accused men, gathered outside the building where the court, sat and waited for hours for the findings, notwithstanding a heavy rain storm. General Davila refused to acknowl edge the orders of the district Judge to suspend the proceedings In the case of General Diaz and Major Ze rate. General Deltrain, military com mander of the zone, however, accepted a writ of habeas corpus and suspend ed the executions, leaving the prison ers temporarily at the disposition of the district court. It is thought probable that Colonel Migoni and Lieutenant Lima will be shot without much more ado. The proceedings of the military court have been criticised generally as being deficient. Public opinion has been strongly against a military trial for General Diaz. It Is openly assert ed that the prisoners bad an adequate ! defense, and no Investigations have been made so far as to why the fed- $50,000 Factory Fir. Champaign, III., Oct 28. Fire of unknown origin- destroyed building. M'COMBS IN APPEAL FOR A FULL VOTE tidv: suitable desks for children of all i ?ral troops enterea tne cuy witn r.ronerlv daced : a eood collec- white flags flying and greeting "Long tion of iuvenile books, mans, and dic-;l've Diaz." Honaries; a sanitary water-supply;) Mexico City, Oct 28. Popular pro- the school well organized, w ith regu-' 'f-et against the execution ot General lar attendance, and at least seven ' Fe'.ix Diaz Is so strong that there Is months' schooling every year; the' talk of impeaching President Madero. teacher must have a high school edu-; Sharp discord has arisen between the cation, receive a Balary of at leabt ! president and the Benate, and as ln- $360 a year, and be ranked by the i dividuals the senators have seriously , others went down county superintendent, as a good or superior teacher. AOTO KILLS MAN; CORPSE IS HIDDEN Glen Rock, N. Y Oct 28. Aa auto mobile containing three women and three men killed George Price, a con tractor here last night and after the men bad carried the body into the weeds at the side of the road entered the car and drove off. A 9-year-o'd boy who was a witness of the acci dent told the police and the authori ties of nearby towns were notified, but the party escaped. Belvidere, N. Y., Oct 28. Four members of an automobile party bound for Shawnee, Pa., from Noble, Pa., were drowned In the Delaware river yesterday while being ferried across from Delaware, N. J. The dead are: MRS. LEON H. GILBERT. MISS REBECCA TYSOfJ- MRS. H. W. TRUMP, LEON GILBERT, JR., seven years old. There were eight members In the party in two aumobiles. In one ma chine were Leon H. Gilbert, his wifo, daughter Miriam, and son Leon. In tbe other machine were Mrs. H. V. Trump, Miss Tyson, and Nathan Trump. When the middle of the stream was reached the boat was struck and knocked from its course by a raft. The motorists were thrown Into the water, L. H. Trump and H. W. Trump swimming to the Pennsylvania shore, while Miss Gilbert and Nathan Trump waded to the New Jersey shore. The tie SI. Alarm'.i.g rumors re- but I do not apprehend an Immediate Vice Presi-'cr''s Close friends of Mr. Sherman admit his condition is serious and that he had sinking spells during the summer. It was reported from tne residence of Sherman this afternoon that his tondition was such as to cause appre hension. He does cot respond as read- Chicago, Oct. 28. Chairman Mc Combs issued a statement today con taining the last weekly forecast and machinery and stock of tbe Textile ! exhortation in behalf of the election Manufacturing company of Champaign i of Woodrow Wilson. "Inside icforma yeaterday morning, causing $50,000 tion," declares McCombs, "gives us loss, covered by insurance. The fac- i final proof that the party which polled tory moved from Chicago a year and more than six million votes four years eru.au wat siMit.K up )e?trday and a balf ago. Farmer Dies From Rat Poison. Valparaiso, Ind., Oct 28. William Melu. aged 65. a prominent farmer near this city, died from the effects of taking rat poison. Two weeks ago fcia ! past and must be prepared for the elev- wire ten mm and applied for a d-1 enth hour efforts of their opponents. VOrce. H met her Wednesday night Taft Is caller! inefficient hut well mean. I ago will pool nearly a third more this year and that the num'l r will be made up of many republicans. Defeat now is virtually inconceivable." He warns his followers they must not lay down arms till the election is discussed the question of Impeach-1 jrB Gilbert's body was recovered tTitnt because of the administration's , r,fcar the scene of the accident, and dt-Sance of the senate's interpellation iiHB Tyson's body was found about a Friday. quarter of a mi.e below. Search is Friends of Diaz still fear the conse- j .j, made for the bodies of Mrs. H. quences of the conflict of authority;-. Trump and Leon Gilbert, Jr. which has arisen between the judici- ary and military courts. If the mill--rci I C fP PDNFFfiFNCES he had been placed in Jail Ury court observes tne orarot tne ; ,.., uin RYAN with carrying a rifle and'cml autnoruy me nnai disposition oi ur IV I wmiiui nnu Indianapolis. Ind.. Oct. 2S. conrer- BUILDS FIRE IN A CELL Indiana Man Causes Panic Because of Rage Over Arrest. LaFayette, Ind., Oct. 28. Enraged because charged threatenine to shoot whoever haDuen-1 ne case win ne long postponed ed within ranee. Oscar Hoffman oiled ! Rut it would be no surprise to ,-nci-s between McMai.lgal and Pr 1 all the bed clothing in a corner of his 1 thousands here to receive a message uent u:.an f the I'lM-rcatlonal Iron cell and touched a match to it. Smoke ' announcing tne execution oi me renei Workers were described toaay oy caused a panic in the Jail. The inter ior of th building was damaged and Hoffman was almost suffocated. I irenera; arid hiH aKHnclatefl. c- i, .mr.nfurro, hi. r at the "f'vna- c---- " i tUUA, ait""i - . Lfforts to save their lives, especially ; tnite" trial. Tha d'-fense maintained that of Diaz, continue unabated, prom- McManlgal never talked to Ryan and inent women, men high in affairs, that the entire rc-BDonfeibility for ex- i members of congress, and even high plosions rested with J.J. Mt.Namara. army omcers Lave appealed to Fresi- Anderson, Ind., Oct. 28. Most of the NEW NEWSPAPER LAW TO DC AnuUCU IN UtbtntlDLn: dent Madero for clemency. But to all Washington, Oct 28. The supreme ' he has given the same negative an court advanced to Dec. 2 the date for i swer. the argument of cases involving the! Id persons whose sight was affected by a bright peculiar light of an ap- To a group of women he intimated i paratus used for welding trolley wire, constitutionality of the newspaper sec-1 that to show clemency would be con- j Saturday night, have recovered. John VM.Ke! layout tie I...UM- frou; room to .i as tieretorore to tne remedies Demg uy nwuuueui, ana iaiung to induce : ing and Roosevelt s followers are de-jtion of postal appropriation law and strned by the world as an Indication I Hagel, stricken blind, will also Jtrob ru.i.. l..o tct.;.M(.a is Ud., it k ime, , faivta. jter to return tome, took the polsoa. jclared to have tried vainly to "capi- then adjourned. of weakneca. jtbly recover.