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THE Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR. NO. 37. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1912.-FOURTEEX PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. HOME EDITION NEW LAW IS HELD CURB TO AFREEPRESS Brief Filed With Supreme Court Attacking Constitutionality. IS NO PUBLIC DEMAND Would Result in Driving Weak Newspaper Out cf Business, Lawyer Says. Washington, Nov. 30. Former As sistant Attorney General Beck filed today In the supreme court his brief In the ease broticht by the Iewig Pub lishing company to teat the constitu tionality of the newspaper publicity law. , Tl.e liri-f discusses fully the pow er of ttie federal government indirect ly to censor the press through regula. Hon of the mails, and reviews at length the struggle In England and ! America to free the press from re straint arid the meaning of the first amendment, forbidding any abridg niftn of the freedom of the press. Id i k argues as the constitution did not expressly give any power to regu late journalism, any attempted regula tion ran oiJy be Justified as a neces sary tm (I proper means to carry out some f deral function. He denies the pgnla'ion of newspaper ownership and enforced publicity of its business ran be an appropriate means of carry lug out federal power over the malls. HI HHK- 0 1UK WHKK.. The brief argues that enforced pub ll'Htion of a newspaper company's circulation and the publishers' credit ors would unduly burden the power of a weak newspaper to compete "with a stronger, and In many cases wo'ild drive weak newspapers to the wall. The Httetnpt to compel a newspaper to disclose either its owners or credit ors or compel it to marlMMriMlpsjsJMB' tin ut m. liter which is published for a consideration, restrle's freedom of d sr-uHsl'in and in contrary to the cus run of impersonal writing, which pre Milled generally In Knglaud and Amer ica when the constitution was framed. im;i'mkt9 modav. The lrl"f further argues that the impropriation of newspaper columns ' enforce a policy of publicity, with out compensation, violates the fifth amendment In taking property with out due process law. Tlie supreme court has specially set Monday next for argument, of tbi test case. SIR THOMAS UPTON SAYS IIE'LL HAVE A SILAMKOCK AT PANAMA EXPOSITION 7m n r:, 4lr timaim Llptoa "Aeoting San Francisco. Nov. 30. Sir Thom- I.ipion has brought Joy to the : ar: of Sao Franciscans by annonnc-i-H tl.at he will bring Shamrock to l.e Panama-Pacific exposition in 1913 ;.d r. e with all comer for the l.anij ioi.ship of fr.e ea. Llptoa ii drawing card anywhere and hia r. s. ru. at the exposition U expected i htip tin- attendance. On r- s arrival here recently Sir 1 hi !;.s gave the following miksage :o tlie people of the city: "I a :n sure that your great exposi tion will draw nil the Deonle from very c.uarter of the world, and s horr i.eru wiiat a great country you have acre cu the Paciac coat, which i: ' A r 1 The Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock Island, Davenport, Molina, and Vicinity. Fair weather tonight with the low est temperature near freezing. Sun day probably Increasing cloudiness. Temperature at 7 a. m, 27. High est yesterday. 61; lowest last night, 27. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., four miles per hour. Precipitation, none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m 58; at 7 a. m, 86. Stage of water, 2.6; no change in last 24 hours. J. M. 5UERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow.) Sun sets 4:34, rises 7:05. Evening stars: Mercury. Venos, Jupiter, Saturn. Morning star: Mars. GRAFT LIFTS LID IN EAST ST. LOUIS East St. Louis, 111., Nov. 30. M. M. Stephens, formerly mayor of this city, a member of the East St. Louis Pro tective association, said today that a secret Investigation carried on for months by the' association's detectives had revealed a "'system'' under which gamblers and other lawbreakers here bought protection. Wholesale graft, the unmolested op eration of gambling houbes and other illegal resorts and contributions from many sources to the s'rength of the "system" were revealed by the detec tives In daily reports to the associa tion, he declared. Some of the leading operators of the gambling devices, as well as most of the players for high stakes, were S'. Lou'sans. Reports that some kind of investiga tion was in progress were circulated after the polic board gave Chief Overnieyer three days to "clean up the city" or quit his office. Mr. Stephens confirmed those re ports, but said the association was not. ready to announce all its discoveries. Among the reports made by the de tectives, Mr. Stephens said, were: That the lawless element paid $3,000 to I5.0UO a month for protection. That an assessment of 115,000 for a campaign fund was levied on the "bad lands." That worse dens than the notorious "monkermgr which "Was annmTTaTPejS" through pressure of public indignation, were being operated now In East St. IjouIs. That ihe segregated district known as "the valley," paid tribute regularly for protection. Jackscn Rayner's Successor. lial'.imore. Nov. 30. Governor Golds through last night announced the ap pointment of William P. Jacksou, re publican national committeemen for Maryland, to succeed the late I'nited States Senator Isidor Rayner. He in January, 1914. iu January, lt04. th sun" on u Francuc Bay. be brought closer to our country by the completion cf the Panama canal. I look on this canal as the greatest feat ever performed by man. and I will do all in my power to forward the Interests of your great exposition. "I have made up my mind to bring a Shamrock here. -I will bring a 23-meter cutter to race at your great exposition regatta in 1515, and I will hoist my fighting Cag and challenge all the world to a race for the championship of the sea. "May the best boat win. No on I will kw rior tnthiiLf ! than mr j ee'.f Ja uleerinLg the winner cf the ; bin, .ribbon qj the sea if I am not ' i v -" ROM SPY IN THE RANKS RURNSTELLS Son of Detective Gives More About the Times Explosion. AFTER MEN HIGHER UP This Is an Explanation of the Delay in Arresting James B. McNamara. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 30. Ques tions why James B. McNamara, dyn amiter of the Los Angeles Times, was not arrested until five months after his identity became known were put by attorneys for the defense at the "dyn amite" trial today to Raymond J. Burns, son of the detective who man aged the arrest. Burns said he was after the men "higher up" and that the "trail" led to the ofllce of the Interna tional Association of Bridge and Struc tural Iron Workers. HOCKIN Al.l.KI) SPV. Burns described Herbert Hockin, in dicted .secretary of the union, as s. "spy" within the ranks of the union officials. Burns said he learned from Hockin that M. A. Schmidt and David Caplan helped J. B. McNamara blow up the Times building, and that the dynamiters were planning to get rid of W. J. Burns on the Pacific coast. W. J. was still on the coast investigating the Times explosion. WOMAJI THREATKNKIK Threats of death for telling about the explosions were related by Mrs. Alta Hawkins. She was attended by a r.urse and was suffering from injuries received in a recent 6hooting. She was carried Into court, on a cot. A few dayB before the four explosions caus ed a Iors of 115,000 on the property of Albert Von Spreckelson in Indian IP"H8,.Iisr Hawkins testi fied, she was told by Ernest Basey, an iron worker official, that "something was going to happen" to Jobs where non-union workers were employed. WAHNKU BY I'll ONE. After the explosion, the witness said, Basey called her on the tele phone and told her to keep her mouth shut. He said "if I didn't I would be killed." The witness said she was shot sev eral weeks ago while hunting. SON GIVES PINT OF BLOOD; FAILS TO SAVE FATHER Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 30. Hiram G. McGill, 53, superintendent of the sec ond division of the Postal Telegraph ccmpany, with headquarters at Chica I go. died today in a Milwaukee hospi- tal from stomach trouble. An effort v.hs made to save his life by the trans fusion of a pint of blood from flie veins of his son without avail. HYOE GUILTY ON BRIBERY CHARGE New York, Nov. 30. Charles H. Hyde, ,'ormer city chamberlain, was found guilty last night of bribery. It was charged he had forced Joseph G. Robin, head of the Northern bank, to loan $130,000 to the crumbling Car negie Trust company when that insti tution's capital had been impaired. Robin testified that Hyde threatened to withdraw the city's deposits from the Northern bank if he refused to transfer the $130,000 to the Carnegie Trust company. William J. Cummins was the domin ant power in the Carnegie company, but was in financial straits. Hyde was j his friend, and it is charged, was try ing to aid him. Assistant District Attorney Moss at tacked the alienists called by the de fense, who declared Robin was insane. The prosecutor declared he would not be afraid to submit the ex-banker to a test of mental control, quietness, command of himself and logical mem ory with some cf the experts who had found Robin faulty in those particu lars. AUTOMOBILE MOB LYNCHES A NEGRO Cordele. Ga Nov. 30. A mob in an moblles that had pursued a sheriff and a negro prisoner all night took the negro from a vault in the courthouse at McRae early today and shot him to death. The victim was Chester Wil liams, who shot a farmer's wife, then assaulted her daughter near Rhine yesterday. Neither of the negro's vic- l Urns le dead, but it is feared one can I not recover, SHOES THROWN IN COURT ROOM BY A SUFFRAGET Aberdeen, Scotland, Nov. 30. Three suffragets, Joyce Locke, Fanny Park er and Mary Pollock, caught last even ing in possession of explosives in Music hall, where Chancellor Lloyd George was to speak, were brought be fore a magistrate today. After hear ing ..thfietiidpca the .magistrate re reBtfiiod thbni for farther ' hearing. Joyce Locke removed her shoes and hurled one at the magistrate's head, did the other at the head of the clerk of the court. She was promptly com mitted for contempt of court. A second outrage was committed by one of the members of a party of suf frt gets waiting at a railroad Btation. The woman mistook Rev. Forbes Jack son for Lloyd George in disguise and lashed the minister in the face with a heavy horsewhip. The woman was arrested. MILITARY DISPLAY BARRED BY DUNNE Chicago, Nov. 30. There will be no military parade in connection with the inauguration of Governor-elect Dunne. This was decided by Mr. Dunne yesterday in a conference with Adju tant General Frank S. Dickson of the Ii'inois National Guard, who called on the governor-elect to ascertain his wishes in the matter. Mr. Dickson ihf.d'been prepared to arrange for a i:iilitary display participated in by sev eral regiments. The two Springfield companies of in fantry and the Springfield troop of the ! First Calvary will be used to preserve i order along the line of march from the I St. Nicholas hotel, where the governor ! elect and his family will be quartered, i t the state house, where the inaugura I tior. ceremonies will take place. One of the Springfield companies is i part of the negro regiment, the Eighth. 1 The other is in the Fifth regiment. J Adjutant General Dickson advised I V.r. Dunne that three or four compan- ier. would be necessary to preserve order. It was Mr. Dunne's suggestion j tl.at only the Springfield companies j Le used. "It is my desire that the inaugura tion should be as much a civic cere i r.i.inial as possible," said Mr. Dunne, i "I would prefer not to have any troops, bi' inasmuch aa General Dickson I thinks it would be wise to have three ! or four companies as an escort and guard, I suggested tint enly the Spring- , ff Id companies should be used. There wi't be no military display or parade. Cf course, I recognize the fact that ' the adjutant general should be with i me to introduce those who are at the gvration." General Dickson suggested that the evening reception, which is to take the place of an inaugural ball, should be held In the executive offices in the ate house instead of at the executive mansion. He explained that it would be possible to handle a large crowd more easily at the Capitol. The program is to have an informal reception in the overnor'i office at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.. The formal reception will take place" in the same offices at night. The governor will have been inaugurated at noon. Mr. Dunne takes it for granted that the inauguration w ill take place Mon day, Jan. 13, in accordance with the ; provision of the constitution that the , governor stall take office the second THE HUNTER Monday In January. In case the lower house of the general assembly Is un al le to elect a speaker there will be a delay In the program unless it is f-jtind possible under the constitution to canvass the vote" for state offices after the selection of a temporary speaker instead of waiting for the elec tion of the permanent presiding officer. TRY EMELIUS ON MURDER CHARGE Former Augustana Student Ac cused of Killing His Father-in-law. Boston, Mass., Nov. 30. The New England Lutheran conference has in vestigated the case of Charles M. Emelius ol Meeker county, Minn., and Rock Island, III., who la charged with the murder of his father-in-law, C. Au gustus Jacobseii. at Houlton, Maine, a year ago last June. The investiga tion shows that although Emelius was elected pastor of the New -Sweden church in Maine, and preached there for several years he had never been officially ordained and was known on ly aa a student preacher. The trial for his life begins Monday of next week and is attracting as much attention as the recent Mat.tle Hackett murder case. It is expected to prove one of the most interesting murder cases that Maine has had in years. The young clergyman, who went from Augustana college to Har vard, Is indicted jointly with his brother-in-law, Edward Jacobsen, and his mother in-law, Mrs. Mary Jacobsen. All three are indicted for murder and are held without bail. Two separate grand juries have probed the affair, which has many mysterious aspects. In the community where the crime was committed all were held in high esteem by their fellow townspeople. Jacobseu's death occurred June 11, 1911. It was reported that he had commit ted suicide. He was buried the next day. Three months later rumors that reached the county solicitor's office caused a probe that led to the murder charge. The body was exhumed and two bullets from a rifle were found to have entered the head of the victim. A markas if from a heavy blow was also found on the left side of hia j head. Emelius was enrolled as a student at Augustana college for two years, leaving there in 1S08. He is remem- ! bered by many former Augustana stu dents here. FOOTBALL TODAY Philadelphia, Nov. 30. The annual football battie between the teams of the army and navy, this afternoon, was won by the navy. The score was 6 tc 0. A notable gathering witnessed the game. Boston, Nov. 30. End of the half: Everett high school, 7; Oak Park, III 12. Final: Evtr.t High, 14; Oak Park High, 32. WILSON INAUGURATION CEREMONIES IN APRIL Hamilton, Bermuda, Nov. 2i. President-elect W'.Isoi; declared he would agree to beiug sworn in as president j March 4, but that i.he ceremonies in (Connection with the Inauguration ! would be held tie lat Thursday in ' April. MISS CAMERON ELUDES MOTHER; BLAME JOHNSON Chicago, Nov. 30. Miss Lucile Cam eron, former white sweetheart of Jack Johnson, the negro pugilist, has disap peared. Her mother, into whose cus tody the girl was given by the court, returned last night to her home In Minneapolis grieving for her daughter. The girl is believed to be hiding in Chicago. She disappeared Wednesday night from a down town hotel, where she was living with her mother, pend ing arrangements to leave the city. The federal department of Justice will make an investigation to learn if Johnson or his friends have hidden the girl. "I am through," Mrs. Falconet, mother of the girl, said before leaving the city. TRANSFER TRIALS OF 10 ALDERMEN Detroit, Mich., Nov. 30. Ten De troit aldermen charged with conspir acy to accept a bribe and receiving a bribe in connection with the Watafch railroad street closing case and for mer Councilmanlc Clerk Schreiter, al so charged with conspiracy to accept a bribe, will be tried at Mt. Clem ens, Macomb county. Judge Fhelan, in the recorder's court, today granted a change of venue upon application of Prosecutor Shepherd, who charged it was impossible to obtain a fair trial in Wayne county because of the pub licity of the case and the evidence dis closed at the police court examina tions of the defendants. WOMAN LOSES IN A SUIT FOR KEEP Chicago, Nov. 30. "Any contract by which a married man agrees to sup port a married woman other than his wife is against publio policy and abso lutely void," declared Municipal Judge Sabath in dismissing the suit of Mrs. May Williams Charter against Chaun cey C. Foster, a former commission merchant Mrs. Charter, now divorced from her husband, sought to enforce the provi sions of an alleged contract under which Foster wsb to pay her $2,400 In monthly installments of $100. jFNGLAND WINS TITLE TO ' THE DAVIS TENNIS CUP j Melbourne, Nov. 30. England won , the title to the Davis cup, emblematic of the world's championship in lawn tennis, by winning the third match from t:.e Australian defenders. The ex citement of the 7,000 spectators was ! intense. . I FLAMES WIPE BUSINESS SECTION OF SAXON, WIS. Saxon, Wis Nov. 30. The business section of this village was destroyed by Ere this morning. The loss is from seventy-five to a hundred thouGand I dollars. Chinese Occupy Kobdo. St. Petersburg, Nov. 30. The Mon golian city of Kobdo was occupied by Chinese troops without resistance from the inhabitants. MONO AY SET AS DATE FOR CLOSINGWAR Turkey and Balkan Rep resentatives Are Ready to Sign. OTHER MENACEAFLAME King Nicholas of Montenegro Goes to Grusa to Direct. Operations. London, Nov. 30. News received In Vienna is that peace between Turkey and the Balkan allies will be signed Monday by the plenipotentiaries at Baghatche, according to a news dist patch from the Austrian capital. . .- I)ndon, Nov. 30. Slight relaxation of tension in the international political situation has come today with the op timistic announcement from official sources in Constantinople that negotia tions between Bulgarian and Turkish plenipotentiaries are likely to result in a speedy signature being written to the terms of an armistice. The real menace to European peace, in th shape of the Austro-Servian difficulty, still persists. MONTENEGRINS RESVME. Rieka, Montenegro, Nov. 30. Monte negrins today resumed bombardment of the Turkish fortress at Scutari. The Montenegrin artillery has been rein forced. King Nicholas has gone to Grusa, near Scutari, to superintend op erations. The Montenegrin govern ment has designated three delegates to proceed to Sofia to take part in event ual peace negotiations. CAUFQRXIAN FINDS FOUMAIN OF YOUTH John D. Mackenzie. San Francisco, Nov. 29. Nearlj four centuries have passed sines Ponce .le Leon made his vain search after the fabled fountain of youth lu the new world, and now that men have entirely given up the idea of thj existence of any such fountain, alon? comes a Callfornian who says that he has found it. His name Is John D. Mackenzie. He hasn't found a foun tain exactly, but it amounts to the same thing. Mack-'tizie was led to buy a mine somewhere in the California nioun- ' tains three or four years ago. On a visit to the mine soon aft-r the pur chase, he found men In the neighbor hood mixing some of the ore in water and drinking it. They said it did them good. They also rubbed It on burns and sores. "What is this stuff?" was asked him. 'They call it Mackenzie rnud," he j replied. "Here is the chemical anal- sis. but I'll tell you at the start that it doesn't show why it cures. I don't know and nobody else knows. "A doctor here In town told me ho would experiment with it if I woull trll him why it cured. I replied by asking why morphine has one effect ! and strychnine another, and so on. He couldn't say, except that from hun dreds of cases the effect had been guaged. "That Is all the doctors know about the effect of any drug, and that is alt I know about this. It work. It cures, and that is all I know. That la enough (or a practical man. I i: : i ' f - 1 y'Xi ; w