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Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 36. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1912. FOURTEEN PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. GER1Y1ANYHAS STAGE READY IN WAR GAME Servian-Austrian Compli cations May Yet In volve the Empire. ALL PLANS ARE MADE Vienna Announces Mobilization Is to Continue Adrianople Is Wearing Its Fall. Berlin, Nov. 23. German Minister of War Von Heerlngen Bald today in the Imperial parliament: "I can give positive assurance that everything necessary for the eventual ity of v.ar haB been done." He made the statement In answering an in quiry whether the 114 new machine frun companies provided for In a law of 1912 could be organized without de lay. NORWAT TAKE PRECAUTIONS. Chicago, Nov. 29. The Daily News Christiana. Norway, says: "Warlike preparations are still going on In Nor way, linporla'lon of coal the last month ban been enormous. Orders for itiohiltziUon of the military and naval forces are In readiness to be Issued at ii iiiotiie:it'B notice. The army Is sup plied with grain for a year, and large miantttiea of provisions are stored ev erywhere." KKHVIA lltT-HKS PREPARATION. Vienna Nov. 29. Assertion that Servln Ih mobilizing against Austrla HunKary Is mud.? today by the Roichs poet. Entrenched positions near Setnendria. on the Danube, are occu pied already by Servians. Servian re- riilts belonging to contingents due to l.e culled up in 1913 and 1914 have been called oir. Christian prisoners n lining Turkish troops captured are be ing Induced lo hervo with the Servian Weapv" cij?Sr)jd from' Turks are lielng hu tried iyrepaired in the great Servian arsenal, where also ammuni tion Is being manufactured In large epiantltles. Cat'le and cereals are be ing requLiiponed and taken to NUh, which tlie Rclchspost says Is to be formed 'into a Servian Tchatalja or hint line of defense. The tarrson en trenched in camp there U being rap idly raised to 120.000. TWO linillOM HRRFUER. Sotla. Nov. 29 Two entire divisions of TurkUh reserves surrendered today to Bulgarians near the village of Map hn.mll. between Tort Dedoaghateh and Ix tnotica. according to an announce ment made by an official news agency. A fierce fight between Turks and Bulgarians preceded the capitulation f Turkish reserves. Two generals, 22 Turkish officers and 9.000 men sur rendered. The loot itclud'jd 10 guns, larfte quantities of ammunitlou and 1.000 horses. KKYIA TAKE DIBRA. Belgrade, Nov. 29. Servians cap tured the town of Dibra, iu Albania, af ter a desperate encounter with Turks. Wl-h the capture of Dibra the whMe of Macedonia has been subdued. Two Turkish regiments which were routed ut Mouastir surrendered yesterday to Servians. IAMKSIO Om'PIED. liondon, Nov. 29. The western Credits' squadron touay occupied the Turkish Wand of Sasseno. in the Adri atic sea, off the coast of Avion a. ac loniiiijr to a despatch. MORE HKVKRt 1ST CALLED. St. Petersburg. Nov. 29. Austro ..irtan rescnlsts residing 1n the ..i provinces have been summoned :. urn to their home in Austria m.ii Hungary, according to a despatch from Riga. German reservists In these province, numbering 8,000, have also been warned to hold themselves In readiiu-ss to Join their regiments any moment The Austrian and German consulates at Kiev are guarded by strona force of police. ADHlAOPlE XE.tR FALL. Sofia, Nov. 29. The Bulgarian trenches have now approached within 1.100 yards of the city of AdrianopV foreign consuls have hoisted flags oer their offices to prevent the Bui grlans firing shells in their direction ' According to a report from Adrianople the original Turkish garrison has been reduced by losses during desperate sortie and by deaths from disease to let-s than half Its strength at the be- pa cing of the siege. ARMY IS REDUCED BY FEWER BIRTHS Paris. Nov. 29. That the number ot r?ci uit aailab'e for the French army was reduced from 258.000 In 190S to i: 6.000 in 1911. owing to diminution' In the birth rate of France, was the tartling aFxerrion of Joseph Ueinach, ! in the chamber of deputies tod. The Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne, and Vicinity. Generally fair tonight and Saturday. Slightly colder tonight. Lowest tem perature tonight 'will be about 25 de grees. Temperature at 7 a. m. 44, lowest last night 32. highest yesterday 33. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. five miles per hour. Precipitation none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 48. at 7 a. m. 6. Stage of water 2.6. a fall of .2 of a foot In last 4S hours. J. M. S1IERIER, Local Forecaster. A8TRONOMICAL EVENTS. (Trom noon today to noon tomorrow.) San sets 454. rises 7:04. Evening stars: Mercury. Venus, Jupiter, Saturn. Morning star: Mars. MICHIGAN VOTE BEATS SUFFRAGE Detroit. Mich.. Nov. 29. The consti tutional amendment providing woman suffrage In. Michigan was defeated by 594 votes, according to figures com piled In the secretary of state's office a LanKlne from everv conntv in Mi- chlgan. Until the result is officially ' A:torner Dudley. It was begun on a announced by the state board of can-tra'n that rU8bed Hickey, Dudley and vasers Dec. 10 it Is said that no defi- i Chlef of Pollce Cilson from Xew York nite statement will be made by theClt-v last Wednesday, and was corn advocates of the amendment as to , P'ted ia morning. The whole story what course of action they will next take up. Plans are now being made In many directions, however, to petition the legislature to resubmit the question in the spring election. The only recount definitely decided upon 13 hi Saginaw county, where the ' fijrures showed a majority of about 2, f00 against the amendment. There is a possibility that the recount may swing the victory back to the women suffrage advocates, who have been claiming it up to within the last two days. Madison. Wis.. Nov. 29. The official vote on the woman suffrage amend ment to the constitution was 135,546 for and 227,024 against its adoption. ROOSEVELT TO ATTEND CONFERENCE IN CHIAG0 Washington, Nov. 29. Senator Dix on said today Colonel Roosevelt would attend the national conference of pro gressive leaders In Chicago, Dec. 10 and 11. PENNSYLVANIA WRECK IS DUE TO BRIDGE SAGGING Philadelphia. Pa.. Nov. 29. A coron er's Jury today held an inquest over the death of four persons killed in Wednesday night's wreck on the Pennsylvania railroad at Glen Loch. They Jury rendered a verdict of acci dent due to the sagging of a bridge. GRAIN DEALERS DESIRE MOORE IN WILSON'S POST Chicago, Nov. 29. A petition signed by 600 grain dealers recommending the appointment of Professor Willis Moore, of the I'nited States weather bureau, to the position of secretary of agriculture was forwarded to President-elect Wilson today. Petitions will also be circulated by other organ izations. Troops to Leave Strike Scene. Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 29. Two of the four companies of state militia maintaining martial la"v is the Kur.a - wba coal field were ordered yesterday to return home today. The strike dis- trlct. is quiet. CIIICAGO POLICE INSTITUTE NATIONWIDE HUNT FOR ALLEGED MURDERER OF WOMAN. ( If? - 'It Mrs. Ehm Kraft sand John Koattars. Chicago police have instituted a nationwide search for John Koetters, whom they suspect is responsible for the murder and robbery of Mrs. Emma Kraft in Chicago on the night of Nov. 13. Koetters took Mrs. Kraft to the Sara'oga hotel at about 1 o'clock iu the afternoon. Her dead body was found there cine hours later. She had been robbed of $l.ot0 and a small fortune in Jewels. Koetters disappeared from sight on the same day, and no trace of his whereabouts has since been fi-u- although the police of every ci y in the country are looking lor hi a. HICKEY SAYS HE KILLED 2 BOYSWIA Confesses Slaying Joseph Josephs, 7, and Mich ael Kruck, 12. BLAME PUT ON LIQUOR When Under Influence He Is Possessed by a Desire to Destroy Youth. Buffalo. X. Y, Nov. 29. J. Frank Hickey today confessed the mur der on Oct. 12, 1911, of Joseph Josephs, a seven-year-old Lacka wanna boy, and Michael Kruck, a New York newsboy. Dec. 12, 19i'2. The confession was made to District was reduced to a formal statement which was signed by Hickey. FOl n I MAI DM STATE. The body of Kruck was found in an exrava'ion. in Central park. New York City, Dec. 1, 1902. Death was due to strangulation. Suspicion was directed to Hickey at the time and he was pick- ed up In BufTalo in a maudlin condi tion. In the semi-delirious state he con fessed the crime, but when the effects of the liquor wore off he repudiated the confession and was released owing to lack of evidence. READY FOR PKMAI.TV. Hickey attributed the crimes to ex cessive use of liquor. When intoxicat ed he said he was possessed of an Ir resistible mania for killing boys. He said he was repentant and expected to pay the penalty. The body of Josesphs was found in a cesspool back of a saloon in Lacka wanna Nov. 16. Josephs was 7 and Kruck 12 years. Death in both in stances was due to strangulation. SHOWS CONCERNS FORCED TO SELL Chicago. Nov. 25. Attorney Gros- ; venor today in the suit ot the govern ment to dissolve the International J Harvester company, drew from reports of the sales committee of the company jalloged evidence of price fix'iig and price cutt-ng. Grosvenor brought out that chief competitors at which these tactics were aimed at one period were the Minnie Harvester company (of Minneapolis, and its subsidiary, the i American Grass Twine company of St. ' Paul. The prosecutor showed that in : 190:i these firms went into bankruptcy and tha-. the International purchased the assets at a low figure. Inventor of Engine Cab Dies Massilon. Ohio, Nov. Nov. 29. Jos-1 eph Davesport, aged 97, inventor of the locomotive cab and pilot, and! ! builder of the first wrought-iron ; ; bridge in the I'nited States, died yes-; ! terday at Zoar, the socialist settle-- j ineJi.t near here, where he has boen a recluse tor years. i ' 1 I 00- an ott, fVNV JaL'J : v crANCt c ,w4Wi8' X PATRICK SEEKING FOR CLEAN NAft'lE New York, Nov. 29. Albert T. Eat-1 rick, thrice on the verge of death in the electric chair and then condemned to be a life prisoner in Sing Sing for the murder of William Marsh Rice, ate his Thanksgiving dinner at home in New York, last night, a free man. Pardoned by Governor Dix, Patrick was released from prison yesterday afternoon. Within, two hours he was in the welcoming arms of his wife at the hemeja Cl.erii.ont avenue. T'HSe'kpeet "irwaVinp 'feBntinuemj figh for "vindication, ahd to clear .Yy najfte," the pardoned lawyer announc ed.'',"! have been 12 yea'fs in prison 18 months in the Tombs in New Y'ork and over 10 years at Sing Sing and I realize that I must have lost my per spective of what has been going on outside. Judgment dictates that I r6- gain my perspective before I decide I on my future plans, Dut l snail never cease my efforts to clear my name un til I have been successful. "I do not feel venomous toward any one. My philosophy teaches me differ ent." When he left the prison door in an automobile brought by Thomas Mah er, a former cellmate, Patrick had $(J0,67, his earnings as a prisoner, and a few personal effects. Several hun dred persons cheered the pardoned lawyer when tFTe automolnle drew up in front of his home iu New York. The greeting, however, passed unno ticed by Patrick. On the threshold stood bis wife. Her one word of wel come was, "Al!" The next, instant her husband was in her arms. Ten yars ago, on the eve of the day when Patrick was sentenced to die, the two were married in the Tombs. Patrick wore a blue civilian suit lent him by Maher, who had been par doned while serving a term for for gery and who toiled a year after his r.w n reloase for a pardon for Patrick. Houston, Texas, Nov. 29. The par- ' doning cf Albert T. Patrick may in - volve the endowment of the Rice in - ! stitute at IlO'iston, providing Patrick ! succeeds in establishing his claim to a j part of the deceased Texas miilion- i pire's fortune, it was said today. Ther.eral of J. T. Brush, late president of ; SlO.ooO.On') endowment would be re-! the New York Nationals, was held this j duoed to $l.oiiO,noo and Patrick would ! af ernoon. Many noted baseball men become absolute trustee of the fund ! attended. ! w:t,h w hich the college 1 ed. was establish- $200,000,000 FOR i PENSIONS NEEDED ; Washington. Nov. JH. Appropria- iticcs of nearly two h. 1 1 ii H r a rl mil ir. rv ! dollars for pensions oi veterans oi i-3.nnjrian wars win oe necessary at : iue isuvri befc&iL'u ui uuugrebs mai , ; opens next Monday. This unusual j James Gordon Cies at 79. I sum, exceeding all appropriations of I Jackson, Miss., Nov. 29. James ! former years, will be ecessary to make ' Gordon, former l"r;ited States senator up a deficit of nearly twenty milL'oc;ar.d ence a notuble figure of southern resulting from the increase in pen-:life, died at his ho:r.e in Okolona yes- sions under the fcherwood law and a j proportionate increase ot the general 1 pension budget occasioned by this act. ERYAN TO MEET WILSON i President-Elect Makes Appointment: foe Return to New 1ork. Hamilton, Bermuda, Nov. 29. The possibility of W. J. Bryan vlEitiDg.' Governor Wilson during his stay here, is precluded by a letter whlc'a the1 pre-sident-eiect has just written to Ery- I an, making an appointment for a con THE FIRST LONG D7STANCE : . 7 " ference in New Work. Governor Wil Fon spent the early part of Thanksgiv ing day drivinp;. After dinner he and Mrs. Wilson and their two daughters attended a performance of "Our Mu tual Friend-' in the Colonial opera house with Governor General Bullock. RUSSIAN CASE TO BE UP TO WILSON Washington, Nov. 29. The Taft ad ministration, it was made known to day, dO'-'s not intend to make any agreement or enter into any modus Vi vendi to supplant the treaty with Rus sia whteh expires Jan. 1. The ques tion of a new treaty and the subject of treatment of American Jews travel ing in Russia, which raised a storm in the I'nited States last spring, will be one of the heritages Taft will leave to Wilson. KING BONDS IN A CITY DUMP PILE Kansas City, Nov. 29. r.onds hav ing a face value of $140,000 which dis appeared here July 5 last, when two registered mail sacks were stolen while enroute from the postofflce to a railway station here, were found to day on the city dump by three labor ers. The bonds were Waco, Texas, city paper, and were insured by an En glish concern forthe full amount, ?140,000, which was paid two weeks after their disappearance. The three v orkrnen who live in shacks on the dump, w ill divide the reward of $1,000. Banker Sentenced. Grand Raplda, Mich., Nov. 29. John W. Sibben, former cashier of the First National bank at Manistee, ' pleaded guilty to the embezzlement of j $44,3')0 and w as sentenced to seven land a half years at Lard labor al Fort j Leavenworth. Brush Buried. Indianapolis. Ind.. Nov. 29.-The fu- Imitates "Moovies;;" Shoots Brother. New York, Nov. 29. l'iayins; "nioosie actors at tneir norne w eanesuay night. William McBride, 13 years tld. son of a wealthy marble dealer, shot I and fatally I.ouis, aged wounded 12. h!s brother, Schooner Safe. Nov. 'J9. Th" schooner Phir :i"n !,,.. ,ra,nn, laden with Christmas loiix ov-r due here, is safe at : p. . '5 miles north of here, : on way to Chi'iyo. ! terdav at tn z?i cf 7i. 11: had b en ill for several weeks. Call Money at 20 Per Cent. New York, Nov. 29. Call mo'i- y was loared at 2" pc-r cent jus t before th close of the sieck exchange :o'Iay. Ed. Russell, a t&d check man from Detroit. Mich , failed to stack his cards right last evening when he slipped a forced check across the counter at the Harms for 15 eiinoleons. He is vacted in Dubuque for robbery and is being held here pendiLg an in'-x-stiea- - jtiou. CALL AN IRON ROSE AS LARGE AS HOUSE Mastodon Water Wheel for Mis sissippi River Power Plant at Keokuk. Keokuk,- Iowa, Nov. 29. There was cast the other day a colossal iron rose, ot such mastodon proportions, that railroads had to be rearranged to transport ft from the foundry to the place where it will hang on a steel stem for a thousand years. It had to be cast in the central plain of the American continent, for its des tination Is the Mississippi river, and it is utterly impossible to transport it over the mountain divisions ot rail roads, so huge is thia rose shaped titanic turbine water wheel. It was cast in Akron, Ohio, by pour-' ir. 73 tons of molten metal into a mold that it took weeks to fashion a mold which was a mass of convolut ed curves as complex as a double rose in full bloom, and as large as a work Iran's cottage. It took a week to haul it to Hamilton, 111., opposite Keokuk, whence It was taken over the great dam to the Iowa side and deposited in the power house that is three times us l.'irge as any ever built before. The species of mankind whlcfT Is found growing most luxuriantly against the walls of small railroad star tions waiting for the trains to arrive were mystified by the queer shape and immense size of that mass of metal on a specially built car on which it rode from Lake Erie to the Mississippi. One of George Ade's constituents with ash colored whiskers vowed that it was the Taft steam roller, when it arrived at a little Indiana station. Across the line in Illinois, a man on a load of pumpkins by the track shout ed that it was Teddy's wheel of for tune. Back in Ohio a group on the platform argued whether it was a cream separator for Elgin, or a enow plow for the Rocky mountains. Ima turbine Is several times as lprge in dimensions as any ever built before. It is of new design and of rriufh h'lfhar rtoonrv than thf iirtvU ' Thirtv aimlW nne win . fh. mammoth nv(,r house at Keokuk, hanging on the bot tom of a steel shaft over two feet In diameter, and whirling by the force of the Mississippi in its mightiest mood hf messed for the first time by man. It Is over 16 feet In diameter and oer 11 feet high, as it sets in its , normai horizontal position. It was K. il)r,f,d on edce. bDA even then wa ter tanks and coal chutes had to be moved and flanked by passing tracks to get the huge iron rose pane them. A man from the builders who cast it r de w ith the car continually. The tiain wa3 alwayB accompanied by a railroad orficial with authority to move tt-.ngs out of the way of this monster piece of iron. It it had tipped over and it stood high in the air there was n-jt a crane available adequate to lift ; it. Railroads had to be chosen which ' were brldgeless, for this water wheel i is too big to pats the average railroad bridge. j It was a week of worry that JuBt ! elided with the arrival of this record; breaking water wheel at its destiiia-i t'on. j This turbine is one of the 30 to be installed in the water power develop-j r.ent in the Mississippi which Is tie: gieatest engineering achievement In the world today exce.pt only the Pan ama canal. Subject always to the ap proval of the war department engi neers for every detail. Chief Engineer, Hugh L. Cooper is building here not only the mammoth of water powers, . but a lock suj enor in some respects to ' 4 any at I'aaama i.ad a dry dock only CHILD PICKS 2 WRECKERS BEFORE JURY Men Who Dynamited Ore Plant in Ohio Are Identified. ONE HAS "FUNNY" FACE Cleo Beard, 14, Points Out Men in Court-at Indianapolis Trial. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 29. Miss Cleo Beard, 14, picked out from 45 defend ants in the "dynamite" trial today two men whom she said she had seen shortly before an explosion in North Randall, Ohio, March 26, 1911. In that explosion an ore conveyor was dam aged $50,000. She said with her sis ter she was going along a lonely road toward home. They met two men car rying a box between them. One of them had a "funny face." RECOGNIZES BOTH. "A funny face," asked the district attorney. "Do you see him?" "Yes, that's him," replied the girl, pointing to George Anderson of Cleveland, a defendant. "And there's the other one," she added, pointing to Peter Smith of Cleveland. "We had n't been homo more than an hour when the explosion, a mile away. knocked dishes off the table." Her 6ister Laura Beard, 18, also identified the men. The box the sisters said they saw In the hands of Smith and Anderson was produced In court and Identified by other witnesses as having been found in the wreckage of the explo sion. ttifle smaller than that at the Brook lyn navy yard both of which and oth er thingB worth millions of money, be come the jn-qperty of Uncle Samuel up orl their completion entirely at the cost of the water power company. FINALLY EXECUTE OATES IN TEXAS Waxahachle, Tex., Nov. 29. Burrell Oiites, a negro, convicted of murdering Sol Aronofi of Dallas, was hanged here today. The execution marked the end of a remarkable case in Texas Juris prudence. Aronoff was killed eight years ago." Oates, without money or Influential friends, obtained several trials, and his case was responsi ble for two changes in tho Texas stat utes. Seven times he was found guilty and six times condemned to death. One jury disagreed, although declaring the negro guilty. Technical ities and at times more serious legal errors were used repeatedly to secure, new trials. HEARST HAS NOTHING NEW FOR INQUIRY COMMITTEE Washington, Nov. 29. William R. Hearst will be the first witness when the Clapp committee resumes woik next week. It is understood he will have no evidence that haB not been mado public. All letters and docu ments In his possession, relating to Archbold of the Standard Oil, hav-3 been published, according to Hearst. Victor Rosewater has asked permis sion to testify. Ho will be heard ear ly in December. Dominican President Quits. Santo Domliigo, Nov. 29. The resign nation of Eladio Victoria, president of the Dominican republic was ten dered and accepted at yesterday! session of congress. Many political prisoners were shortly afterward re leased from confinement. Kills 8eif Before Feast. Omab i, Nov. 29. An hour before he was to have partaken of a Thasksgiv ing dinner, J. J. Derightan autOmo bile dealer here, committed suicide. A. G. Hackstaff Pasties. New York. Nov. 29. A. G. Ha':k etaff, for many year secretary of the Illinois Central railroad, and latterly ita vice president, is dead here. FIRE WIPES OUT I0WANEWS PLANT Sioux City, Iowa, Nov. 29. Fire to day dfrs:.r.yed the plant of the SiouJ City Di'ly News. The lo.. is $30,0j0. I nt:t a new plant is Installed thJ N-ws wUl be published from the plant of the Journal. , Say'.er, Iowa, Nov. 29. Fire today practically destroyed the entire plant of Sayler mine No. 2 with a loss ol ? l(K,ooo. About 400 men are out ol a employment. t.