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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 40. .
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1912 TWELVE PAGES,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Enjoined From Periling
Minnesota Home With
END OF A LONG BATTLE
Little Dwelling About to Topple
Into Excavation When Court
Hlbblng, Minn.. Dec. 4. The little
borne of Mrs. Elizabeth Hukarl Li end
will not tumble into the great pit of
the Oliver Iron Mining company, for
Urs. Llend has won a notable legal
victory over a big subsidiary of the
United States sreel corporation. Judge
3Iughes late yesterday granted a per
manent Injunction against the Oliver
company and ordered the company to
J'ay the routs of the suit, Mrs. Llend
owned a llt'le home near the Great
feller open pit of the Oliver company.
As mining and stripping operations ad
vanced, peril came.
cak i.o.m; foiciit.
If -vork wuh not halted, the dwelling
would topple into the excavation.
Mrs. Llend substituted courage for
money and took her troubles into
The rase was long fought, and many
expedients were adopted by the cor
Xioration. The company is ordered to
cease rutting Into or obstructing Mrs.
Mend's property. Substantially, the
dcision applies only to the premises
of Mrs. Liend and the streets adjoin
ing. HELP FOR WIDOW
OF 1898 WAR VET
Washington, Dec. 4. Nearly five
thousand widows and minor children
!' veterans of the Spanish-American
var i.r (ne Philippine Insurrection will
irwivp penslotiB under the Crago bill,
p.ished today by the house without de
bate, it is estimated $1,000,000 will be
O'lilt rl to t.he pensions appropriations.
The legislative, executive and Judi-
ml appropriation bill was reported
to tho house today. It carries $34,
H'H.iinu. a decrease of $319000 from
the corresponding bill at the previous
StfHor.. As presented to the full com
mittee oy Uie subcommittee the bill
included a provision for making for
mer presidents members-at-Iarge of
the house at a salary of $17,500. But
the full committee struck It out. The
commerce court is not provided for
in the measure.
The Initiative and recall of Judicial
derisions a amendments to the feder
al constitution were proposed today by
Henator Bristow in resolutions laid
before the senate. They were referred
4 the judiciary committee.
FUiiER AND EGG BOARD
Chicago. Dec. 4. "No more quota
tions on butter and eggs," was the
Mart Hug information given to the mar
ket editors today when they applied to
Assistant Secretary Halem of the Chi-
cuko butter and egg board for the
day's 'mutations. Hale declined to
discuss the matter, but the action of
the board was said to be connected
with a government suit In which the
board is charged with conspiring to
fix prices. Dealers say the market la
now an open one, and prices quoted
in market reports will be those at
which actual sales will be made. Dur
ing the forenoon sales of extra cream
ery butVr were made at from 36 to 37.
Vtce President Mitchell of the
roard said the action of the board had
Hotting to do with the government
"We dissolved all quotations by
committee until March," explained
Mitchell. -Prices will be established
by the old method of receiving opera
t" buy and sell on the open board, as
s done soce year ago. It like
tie change, it will be made perma-n-r.t
TO STAND AGAIN
AS A CANDIDATE?
Boston. Dec. 4. Charles Sumner
Tlrd. defeated progressive candidate
fr governor, in an address at a pro
gressive banquet here last night.
quoted Colonel Roosevelt as saying he
would not be a candidate again for the
presidency, but would continue to sup
port progrefchive policies with the rank
and file of the party. Bird conferred
.ih Kuofeevell recently in New York.j
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne,
Unsettled -weather with probably
rain tonight or Thursday, warmer to-i
night with the lowest t&mperatuxe (
above freezing, colder Thursday.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 34. Highest
yesterday, 41; lowest last night, 33.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m flv
miles per hour.
Precipitation, .02 inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m, 91;
at 7 a. m., 67.
Stage of watr. S leet; & rise qj
.2 in last 24 hours.
J. M. 5HERJER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Bun sets 433, rises 7:09. Evening
tars: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn.
Morning star: Mars.
CAMERON GIRL IS
Ceremony Performed in Pres.
ence of Company of Blacks
Kissed by Negro Men.
Chicago, Dec. 4 Popping cham
pagne corks took the place of more
conventional wedding marches yester
day whn Jack Johnson made good his
long standing boast and made Lucille !
Cameron his second white wife.
The black pugilist grinned his de
fiance to courts, lawyers and the broken-hearted
mother who had waged a
desperate, but losing fight to save her
daughter from him.
The Johnson home at 3344 Wabash
avenue, with its screaming decorations
and numerous pianos, furnished a fit
ting setting for the ceremony, which
was performed at 4 o'clock in the af
ternoon. The dining-room had been "artistic
ally decorated," on walls and ceiling.
with lifelike portraits of watermelons !
ln every conceivable appetizing pose, j
Instead of the customary group of an
cestral likenesses the parlor was
adorned .with portraits of the black
pegillst in his favorite ring postures.
Johnson and Miss Cameron ex
changed witticisms while seated on a
sofa in the parlor, waiting for the
arrival of the minister. The white
g;rl exhibited $2,500 worth of engage
ment ring on the proper finger, while
Johnson's hands were decorated with
a stock of Jewelry of even greater
At first It was decided that the wine
and dinner should be served in prop
er sequence, Just after the ceremony.
But when the minister continued to
be late and everybody was thirsty
well, they Just began popping the
corks regardless of schedule.
Finally Rev. H. A. Roberts of St.
! Mark's African M. E. church arrived.
li s overcoat was rain sodden and his
cellar was upturned when he went
into the parlor, examined the mar-1
rlnge licence and cuused Johuson and
Lucille to Join hands. I
The ceremony was or would have
been concluded with prayer Cut for j
the simultaneous explosion of two
flashlights Just when the minister was
about to reach the critical noint in
his remarks. Johnson and his. bride
vere convinced that they were ac
tually married, however, and the
spectators assailed them with a vol
ley of rice.
Immediately after the rice throwing
the male negroes disengaged them
selves from the crowd and proceeded
to kiss the bride vigorously, who re
turned the compliment just as vigor
oi'tly. The feminine part of the
ciYwd expended its osculatory talents
on the pugilist.
MRS. GOELET DIES
IN FRANCE HOME
Paris, Dec. 4. Mrs. Robert Goelet
of New Vork died today at her Paris
residence. She was taken seriously
il! last August, and her ailment diag -
nosed as cancer. Immediately she
leit for France to undergo treatment.
FREE LUNCH IS A WINNER
Los Angeles, Dec. 4. Citizens of
Iae Angeles awoke today to find with
cortainiy mey naa no new cnarxer,
but that the saloon free lunch was
left to them. The charter proposition
for a commission form of government federal lav. And there can be no relief : officers, appraisers and assistant ap
and the anti-free lunch ordinance were from it until congress acts. And this praisers. collectors of internal revenue
beaten at yesterday's election about
two to one. The harbor tone reject
ed prohibition by a scant majority.
Duluth, Minn., Dec. 4. Duluth vot
ers yesterday by an overwhelming ma
jority adopted a new charter, includ
ing the initiative, referendum, and re
call, and the commission form of gov
ernment. LOS ANGELES ASKED TO
TABOO TICKLING PLUME
Los Angeles. Cal Dec. 4. Council
man Toppam today has before the city
council an amendment to the "hatpin"
ordinance to lessen the length of mil
linery plumage. He declares the large
plumes worn by women tickle all near
Hawaii Officers Named.
Washington, Dec. 4. President
Taft sent to the senate the nominations
of Walter F. Frear, to be governor.
and E. A. Smith to be secretary of the!
territory of Hawaii.
Secretary of the Treasury
Wants Immediate Bank
WILL PREVENT PANICS
Central Agency Through Which
Financial Institutions May
Washington, Dec. 4. Strongly urg
ing radical reform of the "unreasoned
and unscientific" banking and curren
cy 6ystem of the United Sta eg. Frank
lin McVeagb. secretary of the treasury,
freely warns congress in his annual re
port submitted today that the federal
government, as long as the present
schem?, ". be exclusively re-
sponsible for the commercial, indus
trial and social disasters which flow
from panics and attack, directly or in
directly, in every home in the nation.
The present system promotes and de
velops panics, and legislation is urgent,
declares Mr. MacVeagh, in outlining Lis
idea of the necessary general provis
ions of an adequate relief measure.
Aside from affording flexible and elas
tic currency and reserves, such a revis
ion, he says, should bring the banks
into organized cooperation and provide
for a central agency through which
they could work together, free of po-
litical or trust control.
According to the estimates of the
treasury department, the secretary
foresees a deficit of $22,556,023, exclu
sive of Panama canal expenditures, for
the fiscal year ending June 30. 1914,
the first fiscal year of President Wil
son's administration. Including the
canal expenses, the deficit is estimated
at $52,730,455. The canal expendi
tures, he adds, however, may be paid
under the law from bond sales. The
estimated receipts for that year are
$710,000,000, while the ordinary ap
propriations are estimated at $732,556,
023, and the canal expenditures at $30,
174.432. Undoubtedly having probable
tariff revision in mind, the secretary
announces that these estimates are
based upon present conditions and
YEAR SIBn.l'S f4O.20O.OOO.
Pnr thp mi-rrnt floral vpitr enrlinir
I tnno 9ft 1Q17 Mr M.fVMrt's estl- l
ImstM that H,er will he si.rnlns of I
$40,200,tM)0, exclusive of Panama canal
expenditures, and a deficit of $1.8o0,-
mcuming me ca.iai i.cuULS.
Me 'Bmaies receipts ior cms year ai
u.uw,iw. ana orainary aisDurse-
I ments a. $670,800,000.
I In connection with the financial re-
- lf ,T . .
form Mr. Maceagh says the people I
are helpless under existing evils. The
present system never permits free ac- i
tion at any time, because its liability I
to sudden constraint and restriction is
always a part of the nation s financial
"There never is a time," continues
the secretary of the treasury, "when
there Is any long look ahead, except
when we are in the midst of a panic,
when there is a long look of disaster
ahead. There is never a long look of
ease and convenience and prosperity
In the crop moving period, Mr. Mac -
Veagh points out. there is a special
stress and restraint, and the secretary
found an object lesson In the condi-
tions during the past autumn when the
; oanKS were cauea upon to nnance uie
movement of record breaking crops,
necessitating the employment of near -
! l-v a11 o' their available resources un-
der our restricting system.
"This relief which is so urgently ; utilization and the fluidity of bank as
needed by the legitimate business and gets; for the scientific development of
enterprise of our people, he adds, is
not relief from a financial situation
built up by a financial world itself, but
j is from a system and conditions super-
j induced by the government, and fore
ea upon me usiness community ana
i upon American society. The banking!
and currency system is the product of
is why congressional action is urgent.'' and all like officials of the treasury de-MiVER-FAH.ING
RF.SER vk.s. ! partment whose appointment requires
Pointing out that the banks fortun- j confirmation by the senate, be trans
ately had been able to finance the crop i f erred to the classified civil service,
movement of the past autumn unaided Complete separation of the treasury
by the government, the secretary says ! service, especially the classified part
that the anomalous relation between :cf it, from prac ical politics, is recom
the treasury department and the gen-' mended by the secretary,
eral financial world is a part of the ! -
system to be reformed. He added: !
"Taking large sums of actual money ;
out of the ordinary financial use and i
locking it up as a dead mag's in the
vaults of the treasury is a proceeding
as unscientific and unreasoned as any
other part of our unreasoned and un
scientific banking and currency sys
tem." A relief measure reforming the bank
ing and currency system, the secretary
declares, "must include, among its nec
essary features, provisions for never
failing reserves and never-failing cur
rency, and for the perfect elasticity
and flexibility of both
for the perina-
jnent organiza'Jon and organized co -
I DEC. I I 1 . s '
ill. VV 4, rT 'JtHlH
15 MEN LOST
Tree Cargo for Chicago
Chicago, Dec. 4. The three-masted
schooner Rouse Simmons, with Cap
tain Schuenemann and a crew of 15,
has been given up as lost by local ship
ping interests and government marine
officials.- The Simmons left Thompson-,
Pier, Manistlque, Nov. 21, for Chicago,
with Christmas trees, which constitut
ed its annual cargo for 30 years. In
the fortnight Just passed there have
been several severe storms on the
The revenue cutter Tuscarora left
lul .naucc ima iuuiuiuj; iu koru
r : i i. .!. I. , . ,
Ior lue missing snip
It was reported
lof the Rouse Simmons was seen a week
ago Saturday off Kewaunee, Wis., labor
ing in a heavy gale of snow and rain
snd flying signals of distress.
Hope was abandoned when tele
grams were received that quantities
of wreckage, including the booby
oi wrecRase, iuuiuuhj me uuuu
and n'ristma8 were wag
ed ashore at Pent Water, Mich.
operation of the banks, which are now
suffering and causing the nation to suf
fer by reason of their unorganized
; state; for a cen'ral agency, to repre-
: sent and act for the organized and co
operative banks this agency to be se
1 curely free from political or trust con
trol, but with the government having
i adeouate and intimat suDervislon of
j jt; for independent banking units so
j independent that no one bank can be
; owned, controled or shared in in any
! degree, directly or indirectly, by any
jo her bank; for the equality of all
j banks, natfonal or state, both as t0
i standards and as to functions so that
every requirement made of a national
j bank must be complied with equally by
! a state bank, and every function or
i privilege enjoyed by a sate bank shall
be enjoyed by a national bank; for the
exchanges domestic and foreign; for
foreign banking as an adjunct of our
foicipn commerce, and for taking the
treasury department out of the banking
i more c ivil sfuvice.
Mr. MacVeash urges that all collec-
tnm and wn-pvnrs nf rnstnmo nm-oi
JURY NOW READY
Chicago, Dec. 4. The government
today rested in the case of George
F:tzgerald, who is alleged to have em
bezzled $173,000 from the sub-treas
ury at Chicago. Marshall Eberstein
former government secret service
operative, was the last witness for the
prosecution. He testified when Fitz-'to the presidency of the road in place
(sera'd was arrested in 1910 several! of Joseph Ramsey, Jr., who is to re-
4 pr jriissory notes, a letter and stock
DO YOUR SHOPPING NOW!
in various corporations of par value
aggregating $12,000, were found in his
The promissory notes, made -payable
to Fitzgerald, amounted to $5,700.
The letter read:
"Dear George: They are on to you.
Would advise you to get next to man
who is most active in investigation.
He is not a bad fellow and now that
They have the positive dope.
Your friend (B)."
ELEVEN ARE DEAD
IN OHIO DISASTER
Zanesville, Ohio., Dec. 4. Eleven
pare dead, one probably fatally injured
and four others seriously hurt, ts the
result of a rear end collision last night
between a Cincinnati and Muskingum
vt.iley passenger train and a Cleve
land, Akron and Columbus passenger
tnin, in which the rear coach of the
latter train was telescoped. Among
ilc dead is Henry J. Haskell, a trav
eling salesman of Zanesville. known
over the state an leader of the Gideons.
GERMANY TO BAR
Berlin, Dec. 4. Entry of American
born wives into the German diplomat
ic corps is forbidden from now on,
under a ruling by Imperial Chancellor
Bethnann-Hollweg, who has restored
a regulation made by the late Prince
Bismarck prohibiting German diplo
mats marrying foreigners.
RAILROAD PAYS BIG FEE
Burlington Gives Assessment to State
Springfield, 111., Dec. 4. One of the
Ir.rgest fees ever received into the
ptate treasury of Illinois was paid
under protest yesterday afternoon to
Secretary of State C. J. Doyle by the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Rail
A check for $110,885 was paid to
Secretary Doyle as a fee for an exten
sion for 50 years of the road's char
ter in this state. Attorneys for the
C. B. & Q. contend the road is oper
ating under a perpetual charter, but
to be on the safe side they decided to
take advantage of the recent act of
the legislature allowing corporations
the right to extend their charters 50 t sued today in which an appeal for as
years. j sistance was printed, and when this
The law in question is silent on the was not forthcoming, the presses
subject of fees in connection with such ' stopped,
extensions, but Secretary Davis held i
t'-.e fee must be paid.
Attorneys for the railroad company
have already given notice that action
willi be begun in the supreme court
to recover the fee.
400 CLERGYMEN ATTEND
BISHOP'S CONSECRATION! vessel, but coming up to the surface
Rochester, N. Y Dec. 4. Four hun-l found a life raft on which he after
died archbishops, bishops, monsignorl j ward helped others.
&rd priests assembled in St. Patrick's ,
cathedral today for the consecration! JaP Cabinet Resigns,
of Rev. Dr. Edward Joseph Hanna as ! Tokio. Dec. 4. The cabinet resign
auxiliary bishop of San Francisco. ! ed today as a result of a crisis brought
Archbishop Bonzano, apostolic dele-Ubout by difficulty in finding a suc-
gate to the United States, was con
becrator and Archbishop Quigley of
Cnicago and Bishop O'Conneil of Rich
Erb Succeeds Ramsey.
New York, Dec. 4. Newman Erb.
has resigned as chairman of the
board of directors of the Ann Arbc;r
He is to succeed
Makes Levee Protection
as Condition of
Washington, Dec. 4. The annnal
convention of the National Rivers and
Harbors congress began today. More
than a thousand delegates from the
United StateB and Canada are pres
ent President Taft, the first speak
er, welcomed the delegates. The ses
sion was taken up with speeches in
cluding one by Senator Townsend of
Taft told the delegates he was per
sonally opposed to any scheme of im
provement for the Mississippi river
which did not contemplate as its pri
mary object the prevention of flood.
He favored expenditures by the
federal government and states in the
Mississippi valley of between forty and
fifty millions of dollars for Mississippi
improvements. He said that before all
other considerations must be placed
the idea of preventing floods like
those of last spring, lib declared his
endorsement of the improvement
would be forthcoming only if the
work was placed in the hands of army
"Well," concluded the president, "1
guess $30,000,000 is enough for one
Many delegates were startled by
the speech, for they knew It was the
first time he had recommended appro
priations for waterways improvements
contingent upon flood prevention. In
spite of the fact it apparently did not
meet the views of scores of delegates
the speech was warmly applauded in
President Ransdell, in his annual ad
dress, charged the railroads monopo
lized river terminals and destroyed
the use of them after improvements
were made by purchasing boat lines
and dismantling them.
CHICAGO EVENING WORLD,
SOCIALIST PAPER, QUITS
Chicago, Dec. 4. The Chicago Even
ing World, formerly the Daily Socialist,
suspended publication today, owing to
, financial troubles. One edition was ls-
COLONEL GRACIE, SURVIVOR
OF THE TITANIC, IS DEAD
New York, Dec. 4. Colonel Arch
bald Gracie of Washington, one of
the last passengers to leave the sink
in? Titanic, died today in a private
V. . 1 .1 i . u .l.
cessor to the war minister, General
Pioneer Editor Dies.
Paxtou. 111. N. E. Stevens, editor
of the Paxton, 111., Register for the
last 40 years, died yesterday at the
age of 80 years at his home here. Mr.
Stevens was engaged in editorial
work for nearly 60 years. He is said
to have been lhe oldest editor in point
of service in the United States, if not
ir the orld.
NOT RACK IIP
In Tart Reply to Rattling
of Swords by Chan
cellor. WAR TALK INCREASING
Turk and Balkan Peace Agents
Begin Sittings in London
London, Dee. 4. Cannon and rifle
have been silenced on the battlefields
with the signature of an armistice laat
evening, or at least they will be as
soon as the word of truce can reach
the more isolated combatants.
Tangle among the great powers, how
ever, persists, and becomes even more
accentuated as days pass without dis
covery of means of unraveling it. Rus
sia has resorted to what It terms the
"rattling of German swords" by the
Imperial chancellor by aaylng that a
repetition of the methods resorted to
at the period when occupation by Austria-Hungary
of Bosnia and Herzegov
ina caused a crisis will not now be ad
mitted. NEWSPAPERS RESENT.
Prominence given by Chancellor
Rethmann-Hollweg to the idea of war
was resented by the newspapers of St.
Petersburg. Immediate withdrawal of
vast Russian deposits in German banks
Is advocated by many Russian jour-
nals. War parties of both Russia and
Austria-Hungary seem to hold the pub
lic platform for the moment against
the peaceably disposed ministers of
ARMISTICE IS SIGXED.
Sofia, Dec. 4. Peace plenipotentiar
ies representing Turkey, Bulgaria,
Servla and Montenegro begin their
work in London Friday of next week.
An armistice signed at 8 last even
ing contains the following conditions:
Belligerent armies remain In posi
tions they at present occupy.
Besieged Turkish fortresses shall
not be revlctual.
Revictualling of Bulgarian army in
the field to be carried out by way of
the Black sea and Adrianople com
mencing 10 days after signature of
Negotiations for peace to begin in
London Dec. 13.
It was officially announced that
Greek plenipotentiaries did not def
initely reject the terms of the armis
tice, but reserved their decision for
24 hours. Even in the event of de
clining to approve the armistice pro
tocol, Greece will participate in the
peace negotiations in London.
London, Dec. 4. Servla yesterday
issued a decree calling up for service
all men in tho country capable of bear
ing arms, according to a despatch
NOW USE BOMBS
London, Dec. 4. Militant suffrageta
decided at a recent meeting to resort to
explosives in the event of the govern
ment refusing to incorporate woman
tulrage in the forthcoming franchise
bill, according to a news agency. Vol
unteers will be called to uee bombs
inside and outside the house of com
mons. G. 0. P. REORGANIZATION
DINNER SET FOR JAN. 4
Washington, Dec. 4. Details of the
republican reorganization dinner in
New York were discussed today at a
conference of Secretary Hilles and
former Representative Olcott of New
York. Jan. 4 was practically decided
upon as the date. President Taft.
will be the principal speaker. Invi
tations will be sent to 1,500 republi
cans. Taft has already made known
ho will not permit his name to be
used as a candidate in 1916.
AT SMALL PRICE
Butte, Mont., Dec. 4. On a Judg
ment of $2,000,000 obtained by the
Lincoln Trust company of New York,
as trustees, Dec. 15, 1906, the holding
of the LaFrance Copper company in
Butte, which was organized by F.
Augustus Heinze, were sold at sher
iTs sale to T. S. Crotey, of New York
fcr $100,000. Crotey represented a
newly organized LaFrance Copper
company. The Lincoln Trust com
pany obtained a Judgment when the
original LaFrance company' defaulted