Newspaper Page Text
.ssiciated Press xdusive Wire ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. ITY-SECOXD YEAR. XO. 15. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1912. TWELVE PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. .BE HOME EDITION .SON HAS OSE CALL; IF.1E FINISH ior Keeps Speaking gements Despite His Injury. IS IN BANDAGES The Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock Island, Davenport, Molins, and Vicinity. Generally fair tonight and Tuesday, cooler. The lowest temperature to night will be near the freezing point. Temperature at 7 a. m, 44. Highest yesterday, 64. lowest last night, 42. j Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 9 miles j per hour. Precipitation, none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m 52. at 7 a. 68. Against Roof of Auto i While Returning to Heme. Stage of water, 8.2, a fall of .3 in last 72 hours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow.) Sun sets 4:53. rises 6:38. Evening stars: Mercury. Venus. Jupiter. Morn ing stars: Saturn, Mars. The Argus Election Returns In pursuance with its long-time custom The Argus will flash the election returns from its building tomorrow night. Careful arrangements have been made to receive the results from the nation at large as well as the state, district and county. Two special telegraph wires as well as long distance telephone service will be em ployed. The Argus office will be open all night "for the convenience of the public and no ef fort will be spared to furnish the news of the outcome promptly and accurately. EDUCATOR SLAIN BY SETTING GUN Superior, Wis.. Nov. 4. Stumbling over a hidden "set" gun. Stanley R. Currie, principal of the Three-Lakes, Wis, schools, was killed yesterday. "Set" guns Is against the law and pros ecution ia expected to follow. TURK APPEAL TO END WAR IS RECEIVED n, Nov. 4. Governor Wil about his lacerated scalp dug into his correspond said he was not bothered und received yesterday, was knocked against the automobile In which he was few photographers sought of ttie governor with the aster across bis partly d, but the governor refus otographed. The governor ftei noon fur Passaic and '. J., where he speaks tc IiiK up his campaign. .11 RATTLE MAKKtU Villiaiu J. McDonald, Texas bodyguard of the governor, so shaken up in the auto hap and slightly bruised, o accompany the governor the accident was no Joke," ie governor today, "there amusing things about k." hyslc-tan examined Captain Id, he said, to see if he was rually, he was abounded er of holes In McDonald's captain was wounded so in the thrilling days of . th Texas rangers that' 'H. democratic candidate S'at-s senator from New vp the captain dare not lng because he's so full of . ...-.. .T WITH BOOEVEI.T. The captain once guarded Colonel huosevelt. He was on a wolf hunt in f.klahoma with the colonel and at the In iter's Instate worked on the Brownsville case. The captal nls near ly r,0 years old and the shaking he got 1 1 the automobile accident caused one of his bullet wounds In the right lung t trouble him. "1 r:evr killd a man but what was rhooting at me." Is the captain's in definite way of answering a question ar. to how many men he has killed. He 1.' s been guarding Wilson since Roose vlt wus shot at Milwaukee. The cap tpin Is a man of means and has a n nch of his own, with BOO teres un der cultivation near Fort Worth, Tnxas. Governor Woodrow Wilson's acci dent occurred early Sunday morning when the automobile in which he was m-umiun uome rrom ilea Han it ran into a nit In the mala street leading into the Mttle village of HIghtstown. throwing him with grat force against the top of a limousine, ' inflicting a painful cut In the top of his head. captain "Silent Bill" McDonald, the Texas ranger traveling companion of the governor received a severe Jolt, but escaped any other injury than a bruise on his neck. MAKES L1UIIT OP ACCIDEXT. "The seious thing about the affair was that It has made me prematurely laid." said the governor. He made light of the accident. it really amount to nothing at all." Mr. Wllsitu said. "There merely was a cut that had to be dressed. . I hn agine that the most unpleasant feature will be ha v log to show my new bald spot to the people In the balconies and galleries tomorrow night, but I can stand that If they can." A sewer had been laid across the street, the governor said In tel'.ing of the accident, and a pole cast a shadow directly across the rut made by the excavation. The chauffeur saw the care. The wound was Ju6t deep enough to cut some of the veins, and It bled freely, which was a good thing, although unpleasant at the time. The physician spent an hour thoroughly cleansing the cut. It was not necessary to take stitches, so he applied plas ters or something of the sort, and then we continued on our trip. We reached home about 3:30 and I went directly to bed and stayed there until noon. "I felt better after the accident than I did the entire evening, and I at tribute that to the bleeding. I have not even had a headache today, and that Is the whole story." When he arose the governor sent physician, who made an examination of the wound and found there was nothing more to be done in its treatment. MAW MIHr IN CAMPAIGN Governor Wilson's accident appar ently Is the least serious of the chain of four mishaps which have befallen rr.en prominent in the three leading parties In the present campaign for national honors. First came the breakdown of Senator La Follette at Philadelphia in January, which prac tically put him out of the running. Within the last month Colonel Roosevelt's active campaign was brought to a c'.ose by the bullet fired by Schrank at Milwaukee, which sent the progressive nominee to the hos pital. Then followed the fatal Illness of Vice President Sherman. G.0.P'S.G0ING TO WILSON IS TEDDY CLAM Colonel Charges Alliance in New York to De feat Him. BARNES AS THE LEADER Statement Declares Republicans Never Had Hope of Vic tory at Polls. dark spot, but thought It was only shadow and did not slow down. TELLS OK HITTING KIT. "When the car hit the rut. Captain McDonald and I hit the top of the car," the governor said. -We gave the top of that car a preuy hard thump, but it did not break. I hit rib squarely with the top of my head. It hurt, but I was not stuu'fd even for a moment, although I did not know just what had happened. Captain McDonald did not bounce s'raiKht up. but rather sideways, and Instead cf hitting the top squarely be had a side jolt which hurt probably more than my cut. His neck and back were strained, but. fortunately, I am happy to say, not seriously. "It wee r.ot the chauffeur's fault at a 1. He made a mistake which I or nearly anyone else would have made. A soon a w struck that rut the driver stopped th car and backed arouud. M 4 UK HIM I KKI. BKTTF.B. "W ment to the home of Dr. C. G. I the Canadian TU.ua, who drested my cut with great j today. RULE IS CHANGED IN EQUITY OASES Washington, Nev. 4. Revolutionary langes in proceedure In equity cases in the federal courts of the United States are effected In revised rules promulgated today by the supreme court of the United States. The ob Joct is to reduce the cost of litigation and eliminate delays. Chief Justice White explained the rules. One was described as primar ily to remove all unnecessary steps In modes of pleading and to bring parties quickly to issue. Another was described as a restriction In modes of taking testimony, particularly in par ent and copyright cases. Another provides for trial by court instead of reference of a suit to a referee to take testimony and report back to the court. Among the new rules of pro ceedure is one not referred to by Justice White in his explanation from the bench, which would prohibit the Issue of preliminary injunctions with out notice to the opposite party and also re8tricing the Issues of tempor ary restraining orders. The rules are effective Feb. 1, 1913. Samuel Gompers has this to say about the new anti-Injunction rule: "It is a step in the right direction and one of the things that labor has long been fighting for." New York, Nov. 4. The vote cast for ' president at tomorrow's election in the United States will exceed all previous records, if to day's prediction are fulfilled. Reports from all states Indicate intense parti Fanship as the election draws near; an unusual activity on the part of cam paign leaders to "get out the vote," and developments in a three-cornered ptesidentlal contest which indicates a determination to bring every voter to the polls. Colonel Roosevelt, in a statement today, made the direct charge that New York republican leaders were urging voters to support Wilson and make the defeat of Roosevelt certain. The statement met with denial from republican state leaders. SOCIALIST STRENGTH PUZZLES. From Wilson and from his New York headquarters came further admoni tions to democratic leaders to get the voters to the polls, so the maximum democratic vote will be cast. The ex tent to which the socialist party, with Debs as a candidate, will cut into the vc te of Taft, Roosevelt and Wilson has become a matter of lively conjecture to the committee headquarters of the latter candidates. Progressive leaders assert the socialists will poll a heavy vote, drawing largely from the republi can and democratic ranks. The colonel's statement, issued ft cm his home at Oyster Bay, 6ays: "Several gentlemen told me certain lefser bosses who are Barnes' hench man Abe Gruber, for instance recent ly have been publicly advising hear ers to vote the democratic ticket. This is interesting as fresh proof of how close and intimate the alliance is be tween the machines if they can only beat the progressives. Gruber's atti tude merely illustrates what already has been shown by the'eonduct of Pen rose, Barnes and Crane and other re publican bosses that they had not the slightest expectation of winning this election and that their one purpose Is directly or Indirectly to aid the demo crats in order that the progressives n-ay be beaten. DISREGARD PARTY. "When the Abe Grubers, without re gard to party, are eager to support either of the old parties In order to beat the progressive movement, then It is surely time for all honest, decent citizens, without regard to past po litical affiliations to support the pro gressive party." RETURNS WILL BE SLOW. In a majority of the states, the polls will open between 6 and 7. Full re ports will not be available from any section until after 5 o'clock (eastern umej in tne anernoon ana compre hensive returns from any states or congressional districts probably will noi be had before 9 or 10 o'clock at night. Presidential candidates are pre pared to receive returns from state and local leaders in all sections of the country. 3 PARTIES IN CLAIMS A DAY BEFORE VOTE Managers for Wilson, Taft and Roosevelt All Confident. LAST CAMPAIGN TALKS Progressive Nominee to Speak to His Oyster Bay Neighbors . Tonight. DEATH OF UTTER ENDS A DEADLOCK Washington, Nov. 4. The death of Representative Utter, of Rhode Island apparently break adeadlock in wfcich the house would find itself if called upon to elect a president To the time of Utter's death the house was equally divided, with the ' representa tion of 22 two states democratic, and 22 republican, and the four remaining states equally divided between re publicans and democrats. Rhode Is land was one of the states equally di vided, and Utter's death, should his place not be filled by a republican to fill out the remainder of the term. would throw Rhode Island to the dem ocratic column. ' Throwing Rhode Island to the dem ocratic column, however, would not permit, an election by the house be cause the constitution requires a ma jority of states. This would be 25. Utter's death does not. break the equal division of republicans and democrats. Washington, Nov. 4. Special weath er bulletin: "Tuesday Indications are the weather will be generally fair throughout the Atlantic and southern states, Mississippi and lower Ohio va leys, plains states and the far south west. In the region of the Great lakes, upper Ohio valley, northern New York and northern New England the weath er will be cloudy, but probably with out precipitation. In western Mon tana, western Wyoming and Idaho there will be rain or snow. Rain is probable In Washington, Oregon and extreme northern California. Temper atures will be moderate for the season In practically all parts of the country Tuesday." Chicago, Nov. 4. Republican, demo cratic and progressive leaders alike claim victory in Illinois, but tangible basis for predictions is lacking, and voters face one of the most puzzling situations ever developed in Illinois politics. Roosevelt partisans claimed to have v.on over a goodly percentage of the Bryan vote of 1908, but this was de nied by Wilson men, who said their candidate would receive his full party vote and a liberal share of the ballots cast for Taft four years ago. Taft managers acknowledged the progres sives would profit by republican de fections, but said neither Roosevelt nor Wilson would gain sufficiently to overcome the republican plurality of SOLE WRECK SURVIVOR SAVED AFTER 24 HOURS Norfolk, Va, Nov. 4. Brought ashore yesterday. In one of the most notable of all thrilling rescues for which that treacherous coast is fam ed. Captain Fred Godfrey, master cf three-masted schooner John Maxwell, wrecked on the shoals of New Inlet, North Carolina, is the sole survivor of that Ill-fated craft. After unbelievable hardships for 24 hours Captain Godfrey was saved at 1 o'clock yesterday morning. He was dragged ashore by the hardy life guards of New Inlet station as he came drifting lashed to a piece of wreckage through the foam-crested waves. All of the seven other members of the crew perished la the storm whip ped waters off the inlet after the schooner struck the bar early Saturday morning. How they died was told the turfmen by Captain Godfrey when he had recovered from the fearful ordeal of clinging first here, then there to pieces of schooner as the waves tore it asunder, timber by timber. Only the names of the mate and steward were known to the captain. The mate was named Wallick, and came from Boston. The steward was Alexander Pilmos of Long Island, where he had a wife and two children living. HE'LL DECIDE IT 6,000 Clerks Strike. Ottawa, Nov. 4. A strike which may affect 6,vt0 clerks and stenogrsr pbers employed at various stations on Pacific railroad began i 150,000 recorded in 1908. Deneen ex pressed encouragement today because of an eleventh hour announcement of support for him from sources which had been advocating the election of the progressive national ticket. Medill McCormick of the progres sive national committee said he had received satisfactory reports from 24 states. "Volunteer workers," said Mc Cormick, "will get out the progressive votes In every precinct in these states." Reports at several western headquar ters of political parties today indicated leaders, both state and national, were making a tremendous effort to get out the vote tomorrow. Executive officers of the various national committees used the telegraph, and telephone con stantly to keep in touch with state chairmen in the western division of the country. All declared they had received encouraging reports. Mana ger Davles of the western democratic headquarters said: From reports at hand It Is appar ent there never was greater coopera tion among democrats. The vote will be out In full everywhere. The hun dreds of county chairmen are militant In their enthusiasm and exhibiting great energy in preparing to get out the voters." Direotor Mulvane of the republican campaign in the west asserted there was a great llth-hour trend toward Taft's standard. IX NEW YORK STATE. New York, Nov. 4. The last word to the presidential and gubernatorial campaigns is being spoken today. All sides make claims of victory and with a forecast of fair weather predicted a heavy vote would be polled. Colonel Roosevelt planned to spend the fore noon at his home at Oyster Bay and later in the day will go to Mineola to address a meeting there. Tonight he will talk to his Oyster Bay neighbors and close his long campaign. WILSON'S SUCCESSOR. Newark, N. J. Nov, 4. Governor Wilson's home state is claimed by dem ocrats, progressives and republicans alike. Who will succeed Wilson when he lays aside the governorship. If chos en president will also be determined tomorrow. The republicans now have a majority of one in the state senate. The president of the senate will be come governor of the state In case Wilson is called upon to lay down hla office. Princeton, Nov. 4. Governor Wil son will receive the election returns tomorrow night through the same in strument that ticked off the victory of Cleveland In 1892. The governor ex pressed again a desire to go to bed early and hear the returns the next day. MACHINES INADEQUATE. Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 4. With the exception of statements by party man agers and candidates, few predictions arc being made as to results. In Des Moines fear Is expressed men will not be able to vote in time in the large precincts because of an Inadequate supply of voting machines. MOOSE CLAIMS DIGGEST. Detroit, Mich., Nov. 4. Except for a few scattering rallies throughout the state tonight the presidential cam paign In Michigan was closed. Cam paign committees of all parties today devoted their energies to perfecting plans for getting out the full vote. With favorable weather a record poll Is anticipated. Chairmen of the dem ocratic, republican and progressive committees predict victory for their respective candidates, with the Roose velt men claiming the largest plurality, PRESIDENT ON WAY HOME. Cincinnati, O., Nov. 4. With the arrival of President Taft here tonight probably the most strenuous presiden tial campaign Ohio ever endured will end. The president will go to the home of his brother, C. P. Taft (jonneaut, unio, Nov. 4. I am on my way to Cincinnati to vote," said President Taft. "I am not here to make a political speech. Your minds aie already made up one way or an other, I doubt not." Great crowd b flecked about the private car at West- field, N. J., Ashtabula and Conneaut, ELEVEN TICKETS IN FIELD. Philadelphia, Nov. 4. Noonday mass meetings at large Industrial establish ments in the state held principally by supporters of progressive candidates on the national and state tickets, ii arked the end today of the speech riaking feature of the political cam paign. There are 11 tickets In the field in this state, eight of which have a full list of presidential electors. Roosevelt electors appear on three tickets tinder the titles of "bull moose." "Roosevelt progressive" and "Wash ington party." Taft electors appear but once, as do also Wilson electors. The other three tickets carry the elec tors of the prohibitionists, socialists and industrialists. IN WISCONSIN. Milwukee, Win., Nov. 4. That to morrow's election will be a close three cornered contest from the national standpoint and likewise a two-sLdd race for gubernatorial honors In Wis consin is the view taken by the gen eral public. Great Britain is Asked to Intercede for Armistice. CONFERENCE IS CALLED; Most Bloody and Savage Battle in History of Europe Has Been Fought. TURKS EASILY CONQUERED. Oct. 5. Irregular fighting begun be tween Turks and Montenegrins. Oct. 8. Montenegro deotare war against Turkey. Oct. 12. Montenegrins Invest Tara basoh. Oot. 14. Montenegrins take Tual. Oct. 17. Servta and Qreeoe declsrs war against Turkey) Turkey deolares war against Bulgaria and 6erv1a, Oot. 19. Bulgarian oapturs Mua taphs Pasha, near Adrtenaopls. Oot. 22. Servian take Pristtna os way to Uskup; Turks retire to Kuman ovo. Oot. 24. Bulgarian capture Kirk Klllssch, key to Adrktnophk Oot. 23. Servians oaptur Kumsn ovo, ostpost of Uskwp. Oot. 26. 8ervkns saptuss Uskwp Montegerlns Invest 8outari. Oct. 27. Bulgarians oaptur Bans Eskl, southeast of Adrlsnopls. Oot. 30. Bulgarians oaptur Luis Burgas snd Muraldl, commanding Ro dosto, on the Ses of Marmora and drlvs ths Turks back to TohatsIJa, only 25 miles from Constantinople. Nov. 3. -Ti-ks driven bio to for tifications defending ths capital Itself, ask powers te begin peace negotia tions. London, Nov. 4-The Turkish em bassy here has been directed by ths Ottoman government to inform Great Britain of Turkey's wtmngneas to re ceive assistance in bringing about a suspension of hostilities with a view to arriving at a settlement On receipt of the communication - -from Constantinople the Turkish 'am bassador bad a two-hour oonfersnos with British Foreign Minister Grey. INTERVENTION REJECTED, The Balkan states and Greece are persistent in their determination that lurKey must arrange directly with them aa to the terms o( peace without intervention of European powers. This attitude Is emphasised tn a state ment from official sources. FRANCE REFUSES. Paris, Nov. 4. The French govern ment refused Turkey's appeal for It to take the initiative In bringing about intervention of the powers to stop hos tilities and Impose an armistice on the Balkan state. France points out it would be contrary to International law, BLOODIEST IN HISTORY. London, Nov. 4. While the number of troops engaged In the series of bat tles of the last fortnight was not so large as that of the armies that fought in the Russo-Japanese war. yet this will probably be the most savage and bloody war ever fought In Europe. Fighting was followed by many mas sacres by Turkish soldiers, the brutal ity of which is hardly believable. The losses of the two armies was mere guesswork, but that they were ex tremely heavy goes without saying. A correspondent retreating with the Turkish army telegraphs that for 30 miles he passed wounded men either lying on the ground or being trans ported in bullock carts, while others painfully dragged themselves along. HAMMER AT A OKI ANOPI.B. Vienna, Nov. 4. Every nerve Is be ing strained by the Bulgarian com manders to hasten the fall of Adrian ople, according to Lieutenant Wag ner, telegraphing from Bulgarian headquarters. Athens, Nov. 4. Fighting between Turks and Greeks around Janitza was of a stubborn character. Fields around the city were covered with dead and thp road from Janitza to Salonika was strewn with war material thrown away by the retreating Turks. London, Nov. 4. The Turkish army occupying the line from Tchorlu to Is trandia was repulsed today by Bulgar ians, according to a despatch from So fia. Constamtinople, Nov. 4. Casualties at I.ule Burgas were enormous. Offi cial sources admit 15,000 wounded were Ict on the battlefield. Lindloff Cat Near Close. Chicago. Nov. 4. The case of Lou isa Lindloff, charged with poisoning her son Arthur, was expected to go to the jury late this afternoon. Conways Held for Murder. Chicago, Nov. 4. Charles Kramer, alias Conway, and his wife, were held j to the grand Jury without ball for the j murder of Sophia Singer. Conway has confessed he killed Miss Singer.