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Associated Press Exclusive Wire JLJOJ SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 40. . WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1912 TWELVE PAGES, PRICE TWO CENTS. nrnnr SIjAND ARGUS HOME EDITION Ha STEEL TRUST LOSESACASE TO AW0N1AN Enjoined From Periling Minnesota Home With Digging Operations. END OF A LONG BATTLE Little Dwelling About to Topple Into Excavation When Court Intervenes. 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 cii rt. 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 SUSPENDS QUOTATIONS 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 " ROOSEVELT NOT 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 Trie Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne, and Vicinity. 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. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow.) Bun sets 433, rises 7:09. Evening tars: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn. Morning star: Mars. CAMERON GIRL IS JOHNSON'S BRIDE 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 value. 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 r 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. COMMISSION DEFEATED; 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 them. " 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. IU1ACVEAGH IN URGENT PLEA FOR REFORMS Secretary of the Treasury Wants Immediate Bank ing Legislation. WILL PREVENT PANICS Central Agency Through Which Financial Institutions May Work Together. 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 laws. 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 consciousness. "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 ahead." 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 VESSEL WITH 15 MEN LOST chooner Bearing UnriSirnaSl Tree Cargo for Chicago Given Up. 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 lake. 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 business." i more c ivil sfuvice. Mr. MacVeash urges that all collec- tnm and wn-pvnrs nf rnstnmo nm-oi JURY NOW READY FOR FITZGERALD 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 pockets. 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 AMERICAN WIVES 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 Under Protest. 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 read company. 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 mond, assistants. Erb Succeeds Ramsey. New York, Dec. 4. Newman Erb. has resigned as chairman of the board of directors of the Ann Arbc;r railroad company. He is to succeed tire. RIVER NEEDS 50 MILLIONS Taft Makes Levee Protection as Condition of Appropriations. - 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 Michigan. 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 engineers. "Well," concluded the president, "1 guess $30,000,000 is enough for one morning." 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 several places. 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 Uvehera. 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. RUSSIA WILL NOT RACK IIP FOR GERMANY In Tart Reply to Rattling of Swords by Chan cellor. WAR TALK INCREASING Turk and Balkan Peace Agents Begin Sittings in London Next Friday. 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 those countries. 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 the armistice. 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 from Sofia. SUFFRAGETS MAY 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. HEINZE'S COPPER COMPANY SELLS 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 on bonds.