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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SPii
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.
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