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Associated Press
Exclusive Wire
Assassin, Believed Anar
chist, Then Ends His
Own Life.
The Weather
Victim on Way to Attend Cabi
net Meeting When Felled
by Bullet.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
and Vicinity.
Rain this afternoon and tonight,
colder tonight with the lowest tem
perature near freezing. Wednesday,
fair and eolder.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 60. Highest
yesterday, 71; lowest last night, 58.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 4 miles
per hour.
Precipitation, none.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 69, at
7 a. m., 75.
Stage of water, 2.9, a fall of .1 In
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun arts 4:44, rises 6:45. Evening
stars: Mercury. Venus, Jupiter. Morn
ing stars: Saturn, Mars.
Madrid, Nov. 12. The Spanish pre
mier, Jose Canalejas was assassinated
today. The assassin, when captured
by the pollre, gave the name of Man
uel Pardlnas Serrato Martin. He said
he waa a native of Elgrado, province
of Huesora.
Martin fired four shots at Canalejas
as he was entering the ministry of
the Interior to attend a cabinet meet
ing. Two shots struck the statesman
behind the right ear and he fell dead
on the spot. Martin Is 23 and Is be
lieved to be an anarchist. After his
arrest the assassin committed suicide.
Martin fired four shots from the re
volver at close range. Three struck I
the premier, who fell to the sidewalk
and died Immediately. Bystanders
seized the assassin and handed him
over to the police. He turned the re
volve r uj-on hims If and died frum the
self-inflicted wounds.
The assassin came to Spain a short
time ago from Buenos Aires, Argen
tine. King Alfonso, who hurried out of
the inlulHtry as eoon as heard of the
assault, was deeply moved.
KI (if'KtlH riUVKK.
King Alfonso was immediately sum
moned and, standing over the corpse
of the premier, with tears in his
es, said a bliort prayer.
Tin' cabinet later assembled and
decided to
Assailant of Roosevelt
Says He Intended
to Kill
Milwaukee Court Appoints
Commission to Inquire
Into His Sanity.
New York. Nov. 12. Theodore
Roosevelt made a formal statement
laBt night bearing upon the election
and the future of the progressive par
ty. In line with previous expressions
of his own and of his colleagues, ho
reiterates that the "progressive party
has tome to si ay," and "so far from
being over, the battle has Just begun."
He regards the party's showing in
polling more than 4,000,000 votes in
the face of numerous obstacles nat
urally In the path of a new movement
as "literally unparalleled In the his
tory of free government."
Following Is the text of the state
ment: "I congratulate the progressives of
the country that is, I congratulate
those good men and women who, with
sincerity of purpose for the common
good, have had the vision to look into
the coming years and see what the fu
ture demands from us who work In
this present.
"What the progressive party has
done since the theft of the republican
organization by the republican bosses
at Chicago last June is literally un
paralleled In the history of free gov
ernment, worked under representative
"Three months have gone by slneo
mine hundreds of earnest men and
women gathered to found the new pro-
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 12. John
i Schrank pleaded guilty to shooting
Colonel Roosevelt, The court then
I decide to appoint a commission to ex
amine Schrank as to his 6anity. When
Chicago, Nov. 12. The sacrifice
willingly made when "Billy" Rugh
gave his life in an effort to save Miss
Ethel Smith may have been in vain.
After a month's illness the young
woman suddenly has been attacked by
the same ailment that resulted in
Rush's death pneumonia. Her condi
tion was so serious last night that her
pnysiclan. Dr. J. A. Craig, was sum
moned back from Lebanon, Pa., where
he was to have been married today.
"Billy" Rugh, the newsboy who of
fered his crippled leg that akin might
be grafted upon Miss Smith after she
had been injured in a motorcycle acci
dent, was recovering when he was
suddenly stricken by pneumonia. It
was pneumonia and not the opera
tion that cost him his life.
Miss Smith had been recovering
! since the operation and it was hoped
! fhat eha Tr i t-h t Knnn tf nTlla t lpavo
the Gary hospital, where she is now
confined. Yesterday, however, pneu
monia made its appearance. Her
physicians did everything in their
power to check the progress of the
disease, but finally suggested that her
I rtu-n nhvaipian hp filimmnnpft ThAn it
was that a telegram was sent to Dr.
The accident that may cost Miss
Two Thousand Pounds Ex
plode at Mill in Gary,
Windows Are Broken in Town
of Miller Plant Is Not
Gary, Ind., Nov. 12. Six men were
killed by the explosion of 2,000
pounds of dynamite In one of the pack
houses at the plant of the Aetna
Powder company, near here, this
Chicago, 111., Nov. 12. Former Sen
ator William E. Lorimer la critically
ill at his residence. A consultation
of surgeons will be held to determine
the necessity for an operation for ap
pendicitis, with which he has been suf
fering since Sunday.
His Illness is said to have resulted
Indirectly from an automobile acci
dent In which he was slightly injured
shortly after leaving Washington sev
eral months ago. It is said Lorlmer's
weakened physical condition is due to
the overwork and strain of the trial
which resulted In his expulsion from
the senate.
Lorimer was taken to the Presbyter
ian hospital, the surgeons having urged
an immediate operation.
Will Also Protect Ameri
can Citizens Located
in Sultan's Land,
"""Jfarqum iritsto to iLe position of
Caiialcjas was selected to form a
cabinet iu February, 1910. He was
the leader of the monarchlal demo
cratic party which came into' power
after the resignation of the liberal
Canalejas belonged to a wealthy
and prominent family. He came to
the front in political life In 19 DO, when
he took a leading part in the campaign
against clericalism. As a member of
Sagastas' cabinet In 1902 he Introduc
ed many reforms, especially In regard
to the working classes, and eventually
created a department of labor. When
he was asked in February. 1910, by
King Alfonso to form a ministry the
request caused a sensation. It was
the first time In the history of Spain
that an advanced radical was placed
at the head of the ministry.
Norwalk. O., Not. 12. A large pro
portion of the population of West
Clarkstleld, 12 miles east of here
came to this city, the county seat, to
day, to be present at the trial of six
men charged with tarring Minne 1-a-valley,
19, the night of Aug. 30. For
ty witnesses were in court when Judge
Carver took the bench.
The girl claims that on the night
of Aug. 30 six men hauled her be
hind a building west of Clarksflcld
and after stripping her, poured black
paint over her.
A Jury was obtained In 15 minutes
after court convened. Miss lAvalley
took the stand. She said on the eight
In question she escorted a young girl
friend. Emma Swarts, to the depot to
take the train to Norwalk. On the way
home, she- said. Just In the center of
the village, she was seized by several
men. They hauled her back of a
store building, and partly stripping
her. stood hnr on her head and poured
black roof paint over her. She ran
home when reler.ycl. The witness
said Ernest Wlb was the first to
grab her and that Harlow Welsh rub
bed the paint in.
without any organization, against tht
wealth of the country, against the en
tire organized political ability of the
country, against the bitter hostility of
90 per cent of the press of the coun
try, against the furious opposition of
every upholder of special privilege,
whether In politics or in business,
and with the channels of information
to the public largely choked the pro
gressive party baa po'.led between 4,-
t'iHi.000 and 4,500,000 votes; has
hopelessly beaten one of the old par
ties, both In the electoral college and
In the popular vote; has token second i
place In the nation, and either first or '
second place In some 37 of the 48
"No task In any way approaching 1
this has ever before been performed I
by any party In our country. Such ai
fiat, performed by volunteers hastily j
brought together and without any pre-1
vlous eooiH-ration with each other,
Deadlock in International Po
litical Situation Due to the
War Continues.
Philadelphia, Nov. 12. The armor
ed cruisers Tennessee and Montana
Bhortly after 10 o'clock this morning
started for Constantinople to safe
guard American interests.
Washington, Nov. 12. Russia has
officially informed the United States
today It will look out for the Interests
of the United States In Turkish wat
ers and United States citizens In
London, Nov. 12. A deadlock In the
international political situation
brought about by the Balkan war
continues. Neither Austria-Hungary
nor Servla has given way on a single
mission on divorce, which has been ' f A1Kbania the Proposed occupa
investigating this eubject for several i t on, b Servians of a port on the Ad-
UdtlU OCA.
seen In his coll several hours before
he was taken to the court room.
against the trained veterans of the po- tQe facJ. toat nlg liberty for poggibly
Washington. Nov. 12. President
Taft intimated to friends today he
would like to entertain Governor and
Mrs Wilson at the White house be
fore the pr-Mdent-eleet assumes office.
lit H al arena. these trained veterans
including the entire mercenary forces
of politics should be a source of '
pride not only to those who perform
ed the task but to all believers in
good citizenship and In the capacity
of Americans for self-government.
"During the campaign I said re
peatedly that this was In no shape or
way a one-man movement, but, a
movement for great principles a
movement which has sprung, as all
healthy movements In our democracy
must spring, from the heart and con
science of the people themselves. This
truth must be kept steadily before the
minds of all of us. The progressive
party has come to stay.
"If either of the old parties will en
deavor to put Into legislation any one
of our p.axks It can count upon our
hearty support In bo doing, but we will
not ret contented until the entire
platform is enacted Into law and be
come part of our political system, na
tional and state.
"So far from being over the battle
has just began. We will not rest con
tent until every feature of the pro
gressive program has been put Into
effect; and when this has been done,
unquestionably there will have open
ed to us new avenues along which it
will still be a duty to work for the
moral and economic betterment of our
the next 15 years was in Jeopardy.
"That's right, the trial is today,
isn't it?" he mused unconcernedly.
"Oh, well. It might as well be over. I
am not concerned over the outcome.
My crime was a political crime, rather
than a crime against humanity. I
guess that with all the political crime
of the last few years they won't be
very hard on me. However, if they
give it to me hard, I guess I can take,
my medicine."
Smith's life has marred two romances.
Hoy Roberts and Miss Smith were to
have been married about the date of
the accident, but the injuries of the
two principals necessitated an indefin
ite postponement of the wedding.
Dr. Craig was to have been married
the day after the accident. The oper
ation upon "Billy" Rugh and the fol
lowing operation upon Miss Smith de
manded a postponement of his wed
ding. He was to have been married
today, but it is probable that, the cere
mony again will be delayed because
i the necessity of his returning to
i Gary.
Ucbrris, who was but slightly burn
ed in the same accident in which Miss
Smith sustained injuries, Btill is con
fined to his home.
Schrank avoided mention of Roose
velt and when asked about the man he
6hot the prisoner waved the thought
away as though it was a matter, by
reason of Its lack of Interest, that
In his plea, Schrank sought to die-! ur" UUJUU "c rcttu " wnne
tingulsh between an assault upon ' the prosecutor explained its purpose.
Roosevelt as a "menace" and an at- "The man is insane," said Zabel.
tack upon Roosevelt as a citizen. i "It would be wrong to sentence him
"How do you plead to the charge?' ' j for a crime if he was mentally un
Prosecutor Zabel asked the prisoner, sound. Just because he was willirts to
standing at his elbow holding over hi3 plead guilty."
arm a black overcoat. "I will name a commission to in-
"Why. guilty, Mr. Zabel," replied ' Cuire into his sanity," announced the
the prisoner in a confused way, as 1 n,lrt "L1 no one ,eave tbe court
though not sure he was following the.,M,m until the enant is outside
ire cuy nan. ocurana went racK to
jail with guards.
Rochester, N. T, Nov. 12. With re
ports out of the way, delegates to
; the conventlan of the American Fed-
tration of Lobor today settled down to I
the discussions that may make this
convention a memorable one.
There is a general sentiment that
the annual fight for socialism
again obtrud
proper procedure.
"You have hird the complaint," in
terposed Judge Backus in a loud voice.
"You understand you are charged with
the attempted murder of Roosevelt.
You plead guilty or not guilty?"
"I did not mean to kill a citizen.
Judge," began Schrank, and the crowd
in the court room gave the first audi
ble evidence of Its interest In the case.
"I shot Roosevelt because he was a
menace to the country. He should not
have a third term. I shot him as a
warning that men must not try to
have more than two terms as presi
dent. I shot Roosevelt to kill him. I
think all men trying to keep them-
' Judge Backus appointed Attorney
Joseph Flanders of Milwaukee to rep
! resent Schrank at the sanity hearing.
The judge named four experts, all of
' Milwaukee, to examine Schrank. They
: begin the examination this afternoon.
morning. The dead include Willitt
Hatpin, foreman; Charles Schmidt, C,
O. Carlson, and three unidentified
workmen. A number of workmen
were reported Injured, but officials of
the company said this was incorrect.
The men who lost their lives were re
pairing one of the packing machines
when the explosion occurred.
The dynamite which exploded was
loose in 100-pound lots on packing
trays, and but for this the explosion
would have been much more severe.
A South Shore interurban train
was within a few hundred yards of
the plant when the explosion occur
red, but no one on the train was In
jured, although the force of the ex
plosion broke windows in the town of
Miller, a mile distant.
The pack houses are sunk in the
ground. This arrangement prevented
the destruction of the plant.
years, has mado public the result of
its Inquiries.
The majority report recommends
that the two sexes be placed on an
equality before the law with regard to
the grounds for divorce, which shall
be adultery, desertion for three years,
Incurable Insanity after five years'
confinement, and habitual drunken
ness, found to be incurable after three
From the Issuance of the first separ
ation order. It Is recommended that
all divorce cases shall be heard by a
judge alone, who Is empowered to
close the court during the hearings
and prohibit the publication of details.
The majority report also recom
mends that, no report on matrimonial
cases shall be allowed until they are
finished, and that the publication of
the portraits of the parties thereto
shall be prohibited.
The report states that the evidence
taken during the investigations show
ed that the proposed extension of the
grounds for divorce, far from tending
to lower the standard of morality,
has had a contrary effect and that the
present stringent restrictions and
costliness of divorce are productive of
immortality and Illicit relations, par
ticularly among the poorer classes.
This report Is signed by nine commis
sioners. The minority's report, which Is sign
ed by the archbishop of York and two
other commissioners, opposes the ex
tension of the causes for divorce on
the ground that this Is destructive to
the sanctity of the marriage ties and
family life, and contrary to the princi
ples of Christian faith in Its relation
to marriage.
National Apple Show Is Opened.
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 12. Amid the
blowing of whistles and the ringing
of bells the fifth national apple show
was opened here yesterday, when Gov
ernor M. I. Hay formally announced
that King Pip V. had ascended hid
The great powers not directly Inter
ested In the outcome, more particular
ly Germany, are making strong ef
fort sto reconcile the two antagonists,
and It Is believed Germany has at
least Induced Austria-Hungary not to
press Its objections to Servia's claims
until the end of the campaign. Ger
many has pointed out that the wholo
question in the Balkans can then be
settled by a European conference, la
which Balkan nations would have a
When Archduke Ferdinand, heir to
the Austrian throne, meets the Ger
man emperor shortly plans for this
conference will be drawn up in out
line. This view coincides with that of
great Britain, as Premier Acqulth ex
plained In a speech Saturday. Des
patches from the Bulgarian side today
state that Bulgarian troops suffered
heavy losses in taking the two Turk
ish forts on Kartaltepe and Papaztepe
outside the fortress of Adrianople. a
despatch from Constantinople saya
bills of health of all vessels leaving
the Turkish capital are marked, "chol
era prevails in Constantinople."
Sofia, Nov. 12. It is known that
Bulgarian troops have opened their at
tack on Tchatalja forts, but no de
tails of fighting have been received.
Some Turks taken prisoners during
the sorties declares conditions in the
city are desperate, the population on
the verge of starvation, and it la
thought the Turkish garrison will b4
starved out in 10 days at the utmost.
London, Nov. 12. Rumors are cui
rent in Sofia that the Bulgarians cap- '
tured the line forts at Tchatalja, la
front of Constantinople. It is also
stated a Bulgarian army has reached
Baer Sees No Coal Shortage.
Philadelphia, Nov. 12. "If the peo
ple are patient I see no reason why
the public cannct be fully supplied
with coal without any suffering," said
George F. Baer, president of the Read
ing company, in discussing today the
reported shortage of anthracite coal.
Thanksgiving Proclamation.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 12. Governor
Deneen today Issued the annual proc
lamation calling upon the citizens of
Illinois to observe the last Thursday
in November as Thanksgiving day.
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 12. Presi
dent M. H. Sexton called the 11th an
nual meeting of the American Associa
tion of Professional Baseball leagues
to order shortly after noon. After the
reading of the report of Secretary
Farrell, which indicated a satisfactory
condition of the association, the meet
ing adjourned until tonight or tomor
row. Clubs in the AA and A classes were
I insistent that, if a salary limit is im-
Negro With Political Record Dies.
Evansvtlle. Ind., Nov. 12. Robert
ftl. Nichol. aged 70. an ex-slave, died
txlay. He was a delegate to the re
publican national convention at Cin-
ennati iu 187$. Besides, he was the j cays the eve
first negro ever to . make a political i eight-hour day and the abolition of I "All
eech la Indians, j child labor will be discussed. ' taking
id- President Gortpf. be concluded
er-present question of, an plea f
selves in office should be killed. They
become dangerous. I did not do it be
cause he was the candidate of the pro-
progressive party, either, gentlemen,"
FOR (OMII'illlV.
i Washington, Nov. 12. Laying of
j the cornerstone of the great monu
! nient in Arlington cemetery to the
confederate dead, was the principal
evt-nt today of the opening program
of the annual convention of the Unit
ed Daughters of the Confederacy.
Thousands of women surrounded the
site of the monument to witness the
i ceremony conducted ty Hilary Her-
I bert, former secretary of the navy.
Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 12. Rioting,
iu wuicu woi suoiB were nrea ana hm,r' sccoinn tha rt in vi.., , - , . .. .. .
str"6 strike awhy.chhaad idormani j SSJT " " i t'TT "T
several weeks. Five hundred union I J P b",1"1 fr.m 'clnK. means of
luigiier salaries, me men wnicn otner-
wlse would be of profit to the smaller
posed, it must not be set at a figure
Juror III. i which would impair the quality of the
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 12 After an : tame, they offered nations while tha
teamsters and sympathizers assembled
and marched to the stables of a trans
fer company, where strike breakers
were preparing to take out teams. As
the union vanguard rftadied the sta
bles, several shots were fired. Four
strike breakers were arrested, charged
with carrying concealed weapons.
right," interrupted the court, J William Jennings Bryan w as the ora-i
from the district aitorncy tha tor of the day. a
Chicago, Nov. 12. Mrs. Ella Craw-' Peoria, Nov. 11. The official count
fcrd. formerly of Danville, 111., drown- ' 'he votes in this senatorial dia-
Farmer Kills Mother and Self. ! ' :! her 9-'ear-o,d daughter, Klenora, ; ,r'''t shows Seuator John Dailey (re
R. n. . ' ! in a bathtub at her home here today, ; publican) elected over J. R. Boulware,',
Bnawnee. utua., isov. 1-. L. H. thfen atternpted to hang herself. : 'he democratic canuiate for the state
H v, AtleV ?; today filing, she struck herself in the .t,ate, by a plurality of 44 vote-,
shot and killed his mother, 90 years v,...,.v... i..... ... . ... '
. i'ioi i,iut-o mm x uuiLi: l, iujftdis ueviares iiiai np win nor
"e . Or. a table in the room were two contest the election on his own initia
fchrouds. one apparently intended for , tive, but it may be that the democrat
jth child and the other for the moth-1 lc committee will ask a recount.
: er. Beside the shrouds lay a note I
Bloomington, III., Nov. 12. At a j telling what use they were to be put.! Mlinoisan Drops Dead In Auto,
mass meeting of central Illinois pre- The note concluded: "Put the body Sterling, 111., Nov. 12. W. W. Wll
gressives held here Frank H. Funk o EU r.ora betw een papa and I." The '. ley. manager cf the Sterling Ice lc
vas indorsed for Lnited States sen- husband is said to have died three : Produce Co., dropped dead of heart
&tor. , leara &zo. i failure in his automobile
old, and then committed suicide.
is believed to have been insane.
Indorse Funk for Senator.

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