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Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 33. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1912. TEX PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. 1 4 ARMISTICE IS TALKED OVER ATAIU1EETIN6 Nothing Tangible So Far Determined Upon in London Conference. ARMIES STILL MOVING Greece Gains Two Points of De cided Advantage in Advance. London, Nov. 25. Plenipotentiar ies of Turkey and the allied Balkan nations held their first meeting this afternoon to discuss preliminaries for negotiations for an amlstlce. Beyond intimidation the victorious invaders are prepared to modify the original demands that nothing be al lowed to transpire as to the discus sions of the delegates. Smyrna, Nov. 25. The Greeks are reported to have occupied the Turkish island of Chios, Agean sea close to this city, one of the richest and most) beautiful Islands of the levant. The population is 60,000. Athens, Noc. 25. The Greeks today occupied the Samarlna road leading to the Turkish fortress of Janlna. I'K.iCK HOPE ABANDONED. Berlin, Nov. 25. Relations be tween Austria-Hungary and Servia are now so strained tbat political circles of Vienna have abandoned hope of preservation of peace, according to the Neue GesealBchaftliche correspondent. Th correspondent declares that five Austro-IIungarian army corps have al ready been mobilized and reserves continue to be called out. The situation has become more acute through the changed attitude of , Russia. Austria 1s now disposed to ruHh the matter to a decision, because if war .'s inevitable it wants to take udvantae of its mobilization being more advanced than tbat of Russia. . ALL PREPi RATIONS MADE. " Vienna, Nov. 25. The result of a visit to Berlin of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Austrian heir to the throne, is that questions relating to Koumanla and the Adriatic sea, Ger many, Italy and Austria, will march , together in a serried line, according to the relohspost. Preparations for every eventuality were fully made. MtO PRISONERS TAKEN. London, Nov. 25 A dispatch from Turkish headquarters at Hademkeul confirms the report that Ottoman troops captured 8(0 Bulgarian and Servian prisoners in the last engage ment with the Bulgarian right wing on the Tchatalja line. The plenipotentiaries met In the vil lage of Baghtche, in the center of a small zone declared neutral for period of the parleys. Vienna, Nov. 25. It is reported here that Belgrade forts are being has tily armed with heavy guns by the Servian war office. Information is re ceived that, all Servian troops who can be spared from Prlsrend and Monas Mr have been recalled to the Servian capital. 50 DIE IN PANIC AS A FILM BURNS Bilbao, Spain, Nov. 25. About fifty children and others were killed here jesterday afternoon in a panic caused by the cry of fire at a moving picture show. Only one woman up to a late hour lat night had been found among the dead. The number of Injured is not known, as most of them were taken home by friends. The scene of the accident is a large circus, which had been converted Into a continuous cinematograph show. As the price of admission was only 2 cents, the building was crowded to its capacity, for the most part with women and children. The operator of the machine lost his nerve when a film Ignited and scream ed Klre!- He was able to extinguish the fianit-s himself without difficulty, but the effect of his cry upon the audience was Instantaneous. Almost every one within the building sprang up. Police attendants were powerless to control the panic' stricken people and were swept away by the surging mass hteh sought to fight a way to the ciit. Scores were knocked down and trampied and many were crushed to death in the passages from the galler i.g ajid to the streets. The disaster causod frenzied crowd- to eail:. r outside the building and the authorities had great difficulty In car rying on the work of rescue and ex tricating the dead and injured from the pileg of wrecked seats. The manager and othor employes l.-ivo beon arrested and are held pend- ii-S an inquiry. Trie Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock Island, Davenport, Moline, and Vicinity. Fair tonight and Tuesday, warmer tonight with the lowest temperature auoct freezing. Temperature at 7 a. m. 21. Highest jetterday 39, lowest last nlgtit 23. Velocity ot wind at 7 a. m. 3 miles per hour. Precipitation none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 55, at 7 a. m. 90. Stage of water 3 feet no change in lest 48 hourB. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. . (From noon today to noon tomorrow.) Sun sets 4:36, rises 7 :00. Evening stars: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn. Morn star: Ware. CANAL LOCKS POT ON LIST OFWRECKERS McManigal to Use Wagon Loads of Dynamite in Panama Zone. ORDERS OF M'NAMARAS Iron Workers After Company Employing Non-union Labor on the Big Ditch. Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Witnesses at the "dynamite" trial today testified concerning "wholesale explosions" which the McXamaras were alleged to have contemplated, but which were prevented by arrests of the dynami'ers I at Detroit and Indianapolis. I The explosions -Contemplated, ac- cording to the witnesses, the blowing up of the locks of the Panama canal; blowing up of the Frick building in Pittsburg, Pa., occupied by officials of the iron and steel contractors who em' ployed non-union men, also other of fices in other eastern cities; blowing up of the acqueduct and waterworks at ijg Angeles, and to cause other ex plosions there that would "make it look like an earthquake," and the blowing up of the sleeping car to get rid of Miss Mary Dye, formerly stenog rapher for the Iron wofkers' union, be cause she "knew too much." TO ENLIST AS SOLDIER. The assertion by McManigal that he was urged to go to Panama by J. J. McXamara as a dynamiter previously had been referred to by District Attor- j ney Miller as one of the revelaIons to be made at the trial. "In April, 1911," said McManigal, re- I suming his confession, "shortly before i we were arrested, J. J. and J. B. Mc I Namara end myself had a talk at the Iron workers' headquarters at Indianap olis as to the campaign after the blow ing up of four jobs planned at Detroit. J. J. said the McClinic-Marshall Con struction company, a non-union con-1 cern, had two years' work on the Pan-1 ariia canal, and he wanted me to go! there. He said I should go to Panama and enlist as a soldier, -as I already had nerved in the Spanish-Amberlcan war. I asked if he expected me to take nitro glycerine to Panama. He said, "No, the McClintic-Marsball people have great stores of dynamite there. You watch a chance and steal it. Put a wagon load in each lock. I.IKE ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE. "I didn't take much to the Panama idea, and told J. J. so. But he Insisted he would take it up late. J. B. said at that time that he had more work on the Pacific coast. He said he was go ing back there with an arrangement to set off bombs by touching off an elec trical current miles away. He said. Til go to Lob Angeles and undermine ttc acqueduct and waterworks. Then I'll put bombs In various parts of the city and blow the whole town off the map. People will think there was an other earthquake similar to the one at San Francisco." " McManigal then described going to Detroit with James B. to blow up four Jobs, and their arrest there, which pre vented "wholesale explosions" which were soon to be carried out, he said. SCHRANK IS NOW ASYLUM INMATE Milwaukee, Wla, Not. 25. John Sehrank, who shot Colonel Roosevelt, was taken to the Northern hospital f r insaue at Oshkoah today. A disease pronounced chronic pare nt .ia, probably Incurable, may result in his spending the balance of his life in an asylum. Should he ever be pronounced cured he will be returned j tr Milwaukee and tried for the crime i lib. which he is charged. WILL NOT PAY THEIR LIVES IFCOflVICTEO Judge in Ettor-Giovanatti Trial Instructs Against First Degree. CASE TO THE JURY Accused Greeted With Cheering Crowd as' Trial Is Brought to a Close. Salem, Mass, Nov. 25. Ettor and Glovannitti, who Saturday pleaded to be sent to the electric chair If found guilty of the murder of Anna Lopizzo, cannot be convicted of murder in the A firs-the degree. Judge Quinn, charging siding at the hearings of testimony jury today, instructed that the!arid n CuU(A E N wood .ortar evidence In the case did not warrant a first degree verdict. MIST BE SECOND DEGREE. If guilty, the verdict, he said, must be second degree murder. Caruso may . be found guilty of first degree murder, j but none of the defendants, under the form of the Indictment, could be ; adjudged guilty of manslaughter. The judge described the case as ou of "mo-1 nientous importance." Crowds of persons, chiefly friends and sympathizers of the defendants, from Lawrence and other mill cities, gathered in the streets leading to the court house long before the doors opened. GREETED WITH CHEERS. The prisoners were greeted with prolonged cheers and clapping of hands as they left the carriage. The jury retired at 12:43. 2 RAIL OFFICIALS KILLED BY AUTO St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 25. Howard James, director of purchases of the Great Northern railroad and vice president, and Samuel B. Plechner, purchasing agent of the road, were killed yesterday afternoon when the automobile in which they were driv lne UDset. Mrs. Plechner, Miss Helen James, and Miss Margaret Mann, who were riding In the car, were uninjured. Mrs. Plechner lacerated her wrist after the accident in pulling Mlsa Mann from underneath the car. The accident happened directly in front of James J. Hill's country home, "North Oaks." The disaster was the result of an attempt by Mr. James to drive ahead of another car, occupied by two men and their wives. Mr. James had sig naled with his horn that he would pass their car, and the other auto mobile turned to the right to allow the James car leeway. The road where the accident occur red is filled in with sand. The fronf wheels of the James machine refused to climb the grade of sand and when a few yards past the other machine toppled a second on two wheels and then slowly turned over. None of the James party tried to Jump. Pinned In the front seat by the gates of the car, they were crush ed to death without an opportunity to escape. The projecting automobile top fortunately raised the tonneau a little off the ground, which probably saved the lives of the women. is DIVINE RIGHT" IN HARVESTER TRUST Perkins' Pet Combine in Let ter Claims Providence Sus tains Monopoly. Chicago, Nov. 25. "Divine right" to n.cnopolize all the harvester and oth- XiS ternational Harvester company shortly after its organization, in 1902. General publicity was not given this theory of the guardianship of Provi dence over the destinies of the com bine until Saturday, when a letter written 10 years ago was introduced as evidence in the government's suit ro dissolve the company under the Sherman anti-trust law. Examiner Robert S. Taylor is pre- SPUR TO AMBITION 53 INSTEAD Of r J of the company, to Identify the "divine rifht" letter, together with several hundred others. Mr. Wood admitted the authenticity of all the correspond ence introduced. The letter in question was addressed to' all general agents of the Interna- j tlonal. and after setting forth that the combination was "in harmony with the avine pian u continued as ionows: ! "We Relieve that in the near future this reat company will do practically un me Harvester Dusiness oi me wona, f' the company is wisely organized, and it is going to be and is managed ou a broad-guaged, unselfish princi ple. It is going to sell its goods for reasonable prices and deal justly with all men, employes, agents and farm ers, and that sort of treatment and op erations will succeeded everywhere." In explaining the system to the gen eral agents in the communication it was pointed out that no agent would he permitted to have a monopoly on the lines of the organizations, but that a salseman must be engaged for each separate product in every important center. DR. ANNA SHAW AGAIN ELECTED Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 25. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw was unanimously re- : elected president i American Woman of the National Suffrage associa- tion SCHWITTAY STILL IN POLICE CUSTODY Detroit, Nov. 25. Albert E. Schwlt tay, sheriff of Marinette county. Wis, and assembly men-elect for the same county, and arrested here Friday on the charge of subornation of perjury, was remanded into the custody of the police today pending further inves tigation of the case. Schwittay's wife arrived today and ' with the prisoner. had a long talk RAYNERDIES; STRENGTH OF PARTYOPSET After March 4 Senate Control May Hinge on Passing Stake. VOTE GIVES MAJORITY Maryland Representative Ex pires at Washington of Neu ritis at Age of 64. Washington, Nov. 25. Senator Isl dor Rayner of Maryland, recognized as an authority on constitutional law, died this morning of neuritis, aged 62, Rayner was one of several men whose names William J. Bryan suggested as suitable candidates for the presiden tial nomination. The governor of Maryland, who is a republican, probably will appoint republican successor. The legislature, which is democratic, does not meet this winter. I he illness or neuritis covers a per iod of nearly five years. Complica tions began about six weeks ago and the eerious illness dates from that time. Before Rayner entered congress he attained a national reputation be cause of his vigorous conduct of the late Admiral Schley's case before the naval court of inquiry. ONE AOVE MAJORITY. Control of the United States senate after March 4 may hinge on the death of Rayner. While the democrats still have an apparent strength of 48, the death of the Maryland senator reduc es the supposed majority to a point, very near the dividing line of party control. With Rayner's vote, democratic leaders counted on mustering 49, or one more than a majority of the total membership of 96. In any event, 48 votes, with the vote of the vice presi dent in case of a tie, was looked upon as sufficient strength to secure con trol. MAY NAME JACKSON. Baltimore, Nov. 25. Those close to Governor Goldsborough believe he will name William P. Jackson of Mary land, a member of the republican na tional committee, successor to Ray ner. WOMAN PLUNGES DOWN 20 FLOORS Chicago, Nov. 25. A woman believ ed to be Maude Vandusen, a' stenog rapher, plunged down 20 stories from a fire escape at the McCormick build ing today. The woman was 45 or 50 years old. No one saw her leap. The occupants of the first floor heard the crash and found her lying dead. SENATOR RAYNER DEAD AT CAPITAL f ' Isldor Rayner. 12 ARE KILLED IN EXPLOSION ATWAUKEGAN Disaster in Corn Products Comgany Plant Spreads Death and Disaster. INJURY LIST IS 100 All Physicians in City Hurried to the Scene Similar Ac cident in East. Waukegan, 111., Not. 25. Twelve mea w-re rjo rled-. killed and more than 100 Injured In an explosion at the plant of the Corn Products com pany here this afternoon. The explosion occurred in the starch house 200 feet from the main Build ing of the plant. Eighteen of the Injured were taken to hospitals. Every physician In the city answered the call. The employes In other parts of the plant hurried to the aid of their comrades. It is known 12 men were killed and 25 seriously injured have been taken from the burning building. It is fear ed 15 others are still in the starch house. FIREMEN ARE HELPLESS. The firemen were unable to quench the flames which burst from all quar ters of the building. The starch house of 100x125 feet was a ,nass of flames before the fire men arrived. EXPLOSION IN NEW YORK. New York, Nov. 25. Twenty-five men were injured today, two mortally, in an explosion of a vat of eulphur at the Union Sulphur mills in Brook lyn. Fire followed and the building which occupied a whole block waa destroyed. The loss is half a million. SOCIALISTS IN A WORLD PROTEST Basel, Switzerland, Nov. 25. The International socialist congress issued a manifesto today calling on the so cialists of America and Europe to re sist any measures for war taken by tbelr government. The document says if the Balkan war spreads to other countries it will be a frightful blow to civilization, ine manifesto con cludes: "The time is passed when the work ing classes of the world should shoot down one another for the proTit of capitalists and the pride of dynasties, or the exigencies of secret treaties." The congress passed a resolution to hold anti-war meetings in the big cit ies of Europe Dec. 16. CAMERON GIRL IS FREED ON A BOND Chicago, Nov. 25. Lucille Cameron, whose association with Jack Johnson violation of the Mann act, was releas ed today on bonds of 11,000, signed by the young woman and her mother. Hi - cille will be a witness in the Johnson case. Wilson Slightly Indisposed. Hamilton. Nov. 25. President-elect . V- ileon suffered today from a j attack of icdlceation. slight PLAN A COUP TO ORGANIZE LEGISLATURE Illinois Moosers May be Prevented From Tak ing a Hand. ROOSEVELT'S THEORY Contested Members Woud Not Be Permitted to Vote on Their Own Cases. . Chicago, Nov. 25. Democratic mem bers of the Illinois legislature In their efforts to keep progressive members from participating in the organization of that body may invoke the theor ies promulgated by Roosevelt at the time of the republican national con vention. This is the announcement of eertain democratic legislators. The specific Idea with which the democrats hope to bar the progressives from or ganizing the state senate and house is to prevent contested members voting on their own contests. By revoking t'ie Roosevelt rule, 15 or 20 progres sives and republicans would be thrown out for a time. Then the democrats, who claim they are only two short of the constitutional majority, might pro ceed to organize under the constitu tional provision that a "majority of members elected in each house shall constitute a quorum.' A quorum vot ing moy organize the house by a majority vote of such a quorum, it Is contended. As a final basis of their arguments, the democratic members point the following clause In the stale constitution: "Each house shall determine the rules of Its proceedings and be the Judge of the election returns and Qual ifications of Its members." VOTES FOR WOMEN CARRIES IN MICK. On the Face of Returns Amend ment Seems to Have Mar gin of 625. Lansing, Mich, Nov. 25. Official and unofficial returns today Indicated a majority of 625 in favor of the con stitutional amendment granting wom an suffrage in Michigan. MISS FARLEY, SET FREE, IS TO WED Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 25. Miss Ce celia Farley, state office atenographer, charged with murder In the first de gree In connection with the shooting of Alvln E. Zollinger, advertising so licitor. In a city park last May. was acquitted Saturday afternoon by a jury. She will become the bride of Jerome Quigley, to whom she was en gaged at the time of the shooting. Prosecuting Attorney Edward C. Turner finished his plea for conviction, after asking the Jnrors not to let the fact that the defendant Is a pretty wo man warp their judgment. "I want a warning to the men and women m this community that they cannot break the law," he said. "Don't put a premium on murder." he continued. "If we can tell our fall en women that when they get tired of one lover they can shoot him and se cure another, things have come to a sad state." The prosecutor charged that Miss Farley had not told the truth in testi fying on the witness stnd. He declared that she had pulled the "wool over the eyes of a Jury" In a Blander suit, and asked the jurors not to let it happen in the present case. Prosecutor Turner referred to Miss Farley as a "tigress." Miss Farley had acted the shooting scene in court to show tbat the killing was accidental. THUMB CUT IN TWO BY REVOLVING SAW Frank Rueckert, residing at Twenty eighth street and Sixth avenue, an em ploye of the Rock Island Sash & Door works, was the victim of a painful ac cident Saturday afternoon about 4 o'clock, when a rip saw which he was - 1 c"1 thr?ugh th?vmiid1.! ! right thumb as far as the first joint, :"4"" l WU4" - i ne. t?ro"gh a" clean f8 '4?l8tle- l ne injured man was taueu 10 me ui flce of Dr. C. T. Foster, who decided to waive amputation and save the thumb if possible. The doctor has spliced the, j bone together and believes it will knit again without much trouble.