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Associated Press Exclusive Wire THE ROCK HOME EDITION SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 21. 1,841,268 ARE ENROLLED IN LABOR BODY President Samuel Gompers Gives Statistics to Fed eration Convention. OPENS AT ROCHESTER Shows That Cause Is Dealt a Heavy Blow by Los Angeles Times Outrage. Rochester. N. Y.. Nov. 11. Tbe an nual reports of the president, secre tary and treasurer of the American Federation of Labor were presented to the 32nd annual convention of the organization In session here today. The report of President Samuel Gompers waa a thorough and volumin ous review of the work of the organ ization for the past year, particularly with regard to legislation endorsed and supported by the federation. Dis cussing the growth of the federation, Mr. Gompers' report set forth that during the year ending Sept 30. 1912, 2C0 charters were issued to labor or ganizations affiliating with the federa tion. "The average membership reported, and upon whom per capita tax was paid by the affiliated organizations to the American Federation of Labor dur ing the past year." said the report, "was 1,770. 145, an increase over the number reported for 1911 which was 1,7C1,835. Sept 30. 1912, the member ship of the affiliated organizations waa 1,841.268." President Gompers reported progress In the organization of the international labor movement In Canada, and in Porto Rico. In Canada he reported a total membership of from C0.000 to 70,000 In the trades and labor con gress, and in Porto Rico he declared K,o unions had been organized with P.OoO members. Improved working con ditions were repqjUiJlla bothCanada and Porto Rico. " '""'"" !, AKGEI.KS STRIKE. President Gonipeis report Included statements from the building trades, metal trades, mining, railroad employes and union label trades department, showing the progress made by each department of the federation during the year. In the report was Included a statement by Albert J. Berres, secretary-treasurer of the metal trades de partment. In which he said: "The Los Angeles striae continued for a period covering more than 21 months. At the beginning of the fight organization among the workers of that city was In a deplorable condition. It U generally conceded by those who were on the ground that our fight for the shorter workday would have been won bad It not been for the de plorable calamity in connection with the destruction of tbe Los Angeles Time building. Even with this handi cap, after the public declaration of labor's position and attitude toward the alleged crime, there was still a chance of winning, up to the time when the guilt of the MeNamaxas was stablUihed by their confession. Then It was recognized that there was no chance of winning the strike, or per suading the employers to make con cessions." After discussing the visit of Carl legion, aecretary of the International Secretariat, to the United States last spring, Mr. Gompers' report recom mended that the American Federation send a representative to the meeting of the Secretariat If one is held in 1913, and that. If no meeting- la held In that year, the federation invite the tH'cretaiiat to meet at San Francisco In 1915. during the Panama-Pacific ex position, either Immediately before or Immediately following the convention of the American Federation. RET IKW LEGISLATIVE WORK. The report highly recommended the Labor Forward movement organised In Minnesota for spreading the union la bor doctrines. Mr. Gompers dteoussed at length the efforts of the American Federation to organize workers In the steel Industry. He outlined an extensive campaign of education among foreigners working In the steel mills. Reviewing the legtalatlve work of the year Mr. Gompers set forth that 15 members of trade unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor had been elected to the house of represen tative. Of tbeee 15. four are members of the house committee on labor, of which Representative Wilson of Penn sylvania, a union miner, la chairman. To the labor members of the house, Mr. Gompers gave much of the credit for the passage of a score of bills en dorsed and unted by the federation of labor. Among the measures mentioned In the report were the eight-hour law, 'h children's bureau law. the la-s-creating an Industrial relations com mlMion, law giving postal clerks right of hearing petition, and association, and the law prohibiting the use of The Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock Island, Davenport, Molina, and Vicinity. Showers tonight or Tuesday, cold er Tuesday. Temperature at 7 a. m, 54. Highest yesterday, 68; lowest las tnight, 54. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 8 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 57, at 7 a. m.. 76. Stage of water, 3 feet, a fall of .2 in last 48 hours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow.) Pun sets 4:43, rises 6:44. Evening stars: Mercury, Venns, Jupiter. Morn ing stars: Saturn, Mars. white phosphorus In tbe manufacture of matches. Mr. Gompers discussed fully the ex tension of the eight-hour law as con tained in the various appropriation bills for government work during the fiscal year, and In the special acts passed at the last session of congress. TAYLOR SYSTEM I.VUVIRY. The subject of "scientific manage ment" and the efforts of the American j Federation to "thwart the schemes" j for the installation of various manage- j ment "systems" in government work were taken up at length by Mr. Gomp- j ers. He reviewed the Investigation of I the so-called Taylor system by a spe-, cial committee of the house. The report also reviewed the work for the extension of the federal em ployers' liability and workmen's com pensation act and pointed out various laws passed by Individual states pro viding for automatic compensation of workmen for injuries. In conclusion Mr. Gompers' report urged more extensive organization work among the workers of all indus tries and tbe general extension of the federation. The report of Secretary Frank Morri son of the federation showed total re ceipts of 1207.373 for the year and ex penditures of 1277,479. The federation began the year with a balance of $189,579. and closed the year with $70,105 less. In discussing the strikes of the year Mr. Morrison's report said: "Reports from 04 national and inter national organizations and from local unions directly affiliated with the Amer ican Federation of Labor show that there were 716 strikes, In which there were 74,069 Involved. Of that num ber 06,892 were benefited and 6,177 not benefitted. Tbe total cost of the Adding to that amount $156,889, dona tions made by local unions to' other unions we have a total of $2,143,153 ex pended to sustain members on strike during the past year." Similar figures were set forth in the report of Treasurer John B. Len non. SPECIAL SESSION TALK AT CAPITAL Springfield. 111., j?0v. 11 Gover nor Deneen and bis advisers are to meet this afternoon to discuss the calling of a special session of the leg islature. The governor will take up the mat ter with Attorney General Stead then ena obtain an opinion as to whether r.'.embers of the legislature elected last Tuesday are entitled to take their seats immediate) v nr mmt i until after the first of January. bnould Governor Deneen decide to call a special session, he is likely to Include In the call: Election of a United States senator to succeed William Lorlmer. Reapportionment of the state into congressional and senatorial districts. Ratification of the United States constitutional amendment nrovidine for the direct election of United Slates senators. L. Y. Sherman, endorsed in the pri maries for United States senator, ex pressed the belief that old members of the legislature cannot sit in a spe cial session and that Che special ses sion is dead. ALLEGED LIBELER OF T. R. WAIVES AN EXAMINATION Marquette, Mich., Nov. 1L Publish er Newett of the Ishpemlng Iron Ore, whom Colonel Roosevelt charged wiUi criminal libel, waived preliminary ex amination today and was held on bonds of $500 to the December term. No representative of Roosevelt was present CASEOF JOHNSON IN HIGHEST COURT Washington, Nor. 11. Jack John son, through his attorney, Benjamin liachrach. today filed a motion with the supreme court asking that he be permitted to give bail pending a hear- ! leg In tbe federal court at Chicago on an indictment charging violation of the Mann act Solicitor General Bullitt asked until Friday to file a brief In opposition. Johnson's attorney wanted the mo tion passed upon by tomorrow. The chief justice gave the government ua- til Wednesday to file ii brief. MONDAY. GARS BURNED AFTERGRASH; DEATH FOR 14 Freight Hits Passenger on Yazoo & Mississippi Road. M0NTZ, LA., THE SCENE Excursion train Bound for New Orleans Meets Disaster at Midnight. New Orleans, La.. Nov. 11. Four teen persons were killed and more than lfty injured in a wreck on the Yazoo A Mississippi Valley railroad today when a freight crashed into an excur- sion passenger bound from New Or leans to Woodville, Miss. The wreck occurred at Montz, La., 27 miles north oi New Orleans. The wreck occurred at midnight, when a through freight crashed into the rear of an excursion txain of 10 coaches. Five coaches of the passen ger train were burned and many of the wreck victims are believed cre mated. Nine bodies had been re moved at 9 this morning. Of 13 bodies so far recovered, nine fire negroes, four whites. Of the In jured, who may total seventy or more, the majority, It is said, are white. The official statement of the com pany placed the blame on a brakeman named Cunningham, who is charged with failure to have signalled th freight train, which, was running 25 minutes behind the excursion train. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 11. Reports to General Superintendent Morris of tbe Yazoo road state 15 persons, all negroes, are known to bave been kill ed in the wreck near New Orleans. Many were Injured. WOMAN SUFFRAGE MAY BE DEFEATED IN MICHIGAN Lansing, Mich., Nov. 11. State of ficials say the woman suffrage ques tion was not correctly submitted in f.ve counties and that letters from different portions of the state an nounce plans are being made to con test tbe election and attempt to pre vent the result which favored grant ing the ballot to women, being al lowed to stand It is said the votes of these live counties, if thrown out will defeat the proposition. Tinker Deal Sanctioned. Chicago, 111, Nov. 11. Official sane-' tion waa given the deal by which Joe Tinker of Chicago will go to the Cincin nati club as manager, by John Everg, manager of the Chicago club. Trial of Schrank. Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 11. John Schrank will be brought to trial in the municipal court tomorrow for at tempting to kill Theodore Roosevelt - - Your- PAPfcP- That AS J&3 I VAT PfctSEHT. oMH. A Nv. NOVEMBER 11, 1912. SOCIALIST VOTE 100 PER GENT GAIN New York, Nov. 11. According to tabulations made by socialist leaders, the socialist vote of last Tuesday showed an increase of more than a hundred per cent over the presidential election four years ago. The increase v. as general throughout the country. Gunmen's Trial Resumed. New York, Nov. 11. With five Jur ors in the box in the trial of the four gunmen charged with shooting Gam bier Rosenthal was resumed today. In dications were the jury would be com pleted before adjournment. C. P. Bryan Resigns Post. Washington. Nov. 11. Charles Page Bryan, the ambassador to Japan, ten dered his resignation to President Taft. who reluctantly accepted It. Ill health is the reason. Bryan's home is at Elmhurst, III C, B. & Q. Fireman Killed. Galesburg, III., Nov. 11. Bruce Jor dan, a fireman on the Chicago, Bur lington & Quincy railroad, whose rela tives live in Pennsylvania, was killed by a train here yesterday. Steamer Ashore. Sault Ste. Marie, Ont, Nov. 11. The steamer Rosedall, with a crew of IS men, and 8,000 tons of package BUT HE HAS HOPES freight, ran ashore near Detour. A heavy sea is running and the steamer is in danger of going to pieces. Tugs were ordered to its assistance. Dekalb Jeweler a Suicide. Chicago, Nov. 11. William P. Bal lou, a retired jeweler of Dekalb, 111., killed himself with poison in the resi dence of bis son here today. He was to. He left a note saying life had be come a burden at his advanced age. ENGLANDHAS CRISIS; HOWIE RULE DEFEAT London, Nov. 11. The cabinet was defeated today by a vote of 228 to 206 in the committee on home rule bill. The division was a snap one on the financial provisions of the home rule bill. The house of commons adjourn ed. The government is considering its position in view of the adverse vote In the committee. The cabinet does not necessarily have to resign, and it is unlikely it will do so in the face of an international crisis. There is considerable opposition by members on the ministerial side of the house to tbe financial provisions of tbe home rule bill, and some seventy lib eral members have given voice to an objection to the Irish parliament be ing given control of customs, as they Irish parliament to Introduce protec tion. The government faces three possible courses. The cabinet can resign. It can drop the borne rule bill, or bring forward a motion to recommit the bill and obtain the opinion of the full house on the vote. One of the govern ment whips stated the cabinet had de cided not to resign. TEX PAGES. RULGARS ARE HOLDING 2 OF TURKSTORTS Graphic Account of Storm ing of Adrianopie Lines Received. STUBBORN RESISTANCE Vanquished Army Retreats Leaving Many Dead and Wounded. Paris, Nov. 11. A graphic descrip tion of the storming by Bulgarians of two Turkish forts at Kartalepe and Fapaztepe In the outer line of fortifi cations around Adrianopie is for warded by the correspondent of the Matin. He declares their capture seals the doom of the Turkish strong hold. Operations began at daybreak Thursday. The Bulgarian infantry ad vanced under a murderous fire of shrapnel. The Turks sallied forth from the forts to deliver a counter attack. Bulgarian siege artillery from surrounding hills rained a ter rific hail of projectiles on the Tur kish troops. Every moment saw fresh companies of Turks marching out from the city and the forts toward tbe Bulgarians, who continued to draw their lines closer aroQWl the forts. Dt'LGAR COLORS RAISED. The Turkish infantry resisted stub bornly the Bulgarian advance, but l.-nes gradually began to waver. Cheering wildly, the Bulgarian in fantry dashed forward and the Turks broke and retreated. At noon the Bul garian colors fluttered over the fort of Kartaltepe; but Papaztepe still held out. Night fall found the Turks and Bulgarians still fighting. Sud denly, In the dense darkness, a long dazzling ray of light shot across the sky from one of the crests held by the Bulgarians, bringing the fort of Papaztepe clearly in view. Then from the fort Itselm another brilliant ray shot out DESERT DEAD AM) WOI VDKI). Cannon and rifle fire, which had teen slackening, again became brisk. .About the combatants searchlights flashed and whirled lmmenew rays around. In which little balls of white smoke caused by the bursting of shrapnel floated like flies in the sun beam, making even deeper the sur rounding blackness, which was punc tured here and there by flashes from the muzzles of cannon. The fire from Papaztepe fort gradually began to slacken. Abruptly searchlizhta were ! extinguished and the Bulgarian In I fantry began to storm the fort at the ! point of the bayonet, fc'e.ortly before midnight they became masters of the ! r-csition and the Turks were in flight. ;1hey left their dead and dying by j hundreds on the field. The fort on 1 fapaztepe is one of the naoet Import- ON WRONG WORK, SAYS M'MANIGAL Indianapolis. Ind., Nov. 11. Going deeper into his adventure as a paid dynamiter, McManigal, at the "dyna mite conspiracy" trial today, told of wrecked bridges, viaducts and build ings left behind In causing explosions in various cities. "After I blew up the power house of a car shop at Mount Vernon, 111., Hock in said I had gotten the wrong Job," testified McManigal. "He said I should have blown up the railroad bridge, and that the union's executive board would not allow me pay for the job." Salem, Mass., Nov. 11. Thomas Ka nada of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly em ployed in the Lawrence textile mills, testified as an 11th hour witness for the prosecution in the Ettor-Giovannitj ti-Cai-uso murder trial today that he saw Curuso stab Policeman Benoit during the riot of Jan. 29 last, when Anna Lopizzo was killed. ant features of the defenses of Ad rianopie. It commands not only the city Itself, but all the outer works. AEROPLANES Bl'SY. Throughout the operations Bulgar ian aeroplanes flew back and forth over the Turkish forts, bringing val uable information to the Bulgarian generals in command. The corre spondent talked with some Turkish prisoners in the hands of Bulgarians. Many of them come from Asia and never before heard of Bulgaria. When the cause of the war was explained to them, one said: "We know nothing of that. At Bru sa, where we recruited, we were told that according to the law of the' pro phet we must go and fight infidels, that the hour to exterminate them had arrived." FIRST ADRIAVOPLG DISPATCH. Adrianopie, Nov. 9. (By indirect route via Odessa, Russia) The bom bardment of the city by Bulgarians began again Friday and continued to day (Saturday) from the south and west. In the afternoon it stopped ana Shukrl Pasha, military commanaer, bad placards posted over the city an nouncing a victory by the garrison vhich had repulsed the Bulgarian at tacking force around Mar as. (This la the first dispatch sent by any cor respondent with the besieged Turkish Rarrison at Adrianopie.) Athens, Nov. 11. Fifteen thousand Greeks entered Salonikl today. Uskup, Turkey, Nov. 11. Tljg van. gnara or me Servian army nag reach ed tbe coast of the Adriatic sea. EI ROPB FACES CRITICAL, WEEK. London, Nov. llj Europe is facing one of the most critical weeks In its history. It may end in a war in which the whole of Europe will be involved or may be remembered as a week In which diplomacy succeeded in solv hig problems that appeared Insoluble to many. The Bulgarian army is on the point of enterins Constantinople. This will be resented by Russia. At the same time the Turkish capital la threatened with massacre from with in. There Is acute conflict between the aims of Austria-Hungary and Servia, which If not arranged, might start, an European outbreak. The most hopeful sign is the fact that moderating Influ ences are being brought to bear by Germany, a close ally of Austria-Hungary, and by Bulgaria, com rade in armB of Servia. Both are ex erting themselves to avert a conflict. A despatch .from Constantinople says In the opinion of European doc tors the disease that has broken out among the wounded is Asiatic chol era. Several battalions of Syrian troops have been repatriated, appar ently on account of cholera. RENO IS D00MEDLAS THE HAVEN OF THE UNHAPPY Reno, Nev., Nov. 11. One of the many surprising results of the recent elections is that after next January Nevada will no longer be the divorce center of the United States. Complete returns show that the next leglalature will have a majority opposed to the present lax divorce laws, which have brought thousands of women and men into the state for the sole purpose of freeing themselves from burdensome matrimonial bonds. Many of the bona flde citizens of the state have held that the frivolous divorce colony of Reno was a public scandal and more restrictive laws was made a campaign issue. It is al most certain that one of the first acts of the new legislature will be to amend the divorce laws and to fix the residence necessary to obtain citizen ship at one year instead of sit months. State Senator W. D. Joneg of Reno, father of the time-lock divorce law, and regular democratic nominee, was defeated for re-election on the divorce law issue by a practically unknown farmer nominated by petition. CRANK TRIES TO SEE PRESIDENT Washington, D. C, Nov. 11. A man I claiming to be Jesse Dowdell of Si'.ver J wood, Ind., who Insisted on seeing ! President Taft to get him to lower the j cost of living, was taken In custody j today. He was unarmed. He will be 4 held for examination. PRICE TWO CENTS. WAYLAND, AS TRIAL HEARS, SELFSLAYER Owner of Appeal to Rea son Suicides at Home in Kansas. HAD MISUSED MAILS Hearing of Case Had Been Set for Today at Fort Scott Federal Court. GIrard. Kan., Nov. 11. Julius A. Wayland. owner of Appeal to Reason, a socialist paper of, nation-wide circu lation, suicided at his home here last night Friends of Wayland attribute his act to despondency over the death of his wife, who. was killed ft. an au tomobile accident a year ago. They say he had been afflicted with periodic melancholy. Between the leaves of a book lying near the body the following note was found: "The struggle under the competitive system Isn't worth the effort. Let it pass." Wayland shot and killed himself In his home. He was unconscious when found by bis housekeeper shortly aft er midnight. He died a few minutes later. He had fired a bullet in his mouth, muffling the sound In the bed clothes. , CASES CALLED FOH TODAT. Wayland was to have appeared In the federal court at Fort Scott, Kan., today to answer to a charge of the government against several editors and the owner of Appeal to Reason of circulating In the malls defamatory matter concerning an official of the federal prison at Leavenworth, Wayland was 66. He founded his paper 15 years ago. He established the Coming Nation at Greenberg In 1893. Later he founded a socialist col ony at Rukln, Tenn. He is survived by two sons and three daughters. PROSEClTIOSr GOES If. Washington, Nov. 11. The suicide of Julius A. Wayland, owner of the so cialist paper, Appeal to Reason, at Girard, Kan., last night will not affect the action of the federal government in prosecuting the paper for alleged misuse of the malls. TWO ARMY OFFICERS ARE SHOT IN SHAM BATTLE WTaahlngton, Nov. 11. An unknown cavalry trooper carelessly Inserted a ball cartridge Into the magazine of his rifle during a sham battle at Fort Rob inson, Neb., during the recent army maneuvers there and fixed Into a crowd of army officers, resulting In a serious wound to Lieutenant J. E. Mc Donald of the 12th cavalry and a flesh wound to Captain W. B. Arnold of the 7th cavalry. Lieutenant McDonald wag rushed to the hospital and haa nearly recovered. Captain Arnold's wound waa superficial. i The accident was for a long time kept secret ponding an Investigation by Colonel H. C. Murray of the 12th cavalry, who has nearly completed his report. Nothing has been received at the war department except a bare statement of the fact and information that a thorough investigation would be made. Colonel J. B. McDonald, father of Lieutenant McDonald, on duty at thj war department, has received seveni letters from his son, giving accounts of the accident. The hull! cnior.. Lieutenant McDonald's side, passed mrougn nis back and struck Captain Arnold. At the time both were stand ing with a group of officers Judging the mimic skirmish. Despite the care taken, it was deter mined that a ball cartridge in appear ance the same as a blank cartridge was distributed. Both wounded men serv ed with Troop C of their respective regiments. Lieutenant McDonald is 21 years old, having graduated from the military academy at West Point last spring when he received his com mission.. His home la In Washington. Longworth Defeated. Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 18. Stanley Bowdle. democrat, an aftnrnov .r.n,.. - . - ently has defeated Nicholas Long- worm m tne Cincinnati district. The unofficial returns give Bowdle a plu rality of 200 over the son-in-law of Col onel Roosevelt. Trying a Postmaster. Chicago. NOV. 11. fWrotnrv TVivIa - J -'J J I J of the civil service commission at Washington today opened the hearing of charges of "pernicious political ac tivity" in the recent presidential cam paign agamst Postmaster Campbell. The hearing will be secret. Wilson to Make Statement. Princeton, N. J, Nov. 11 President-elect Wilson Indicated he might make ap announcement within a few days whether or not be will call an extra session of congress to revise the tariff.