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Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR. NO. 82. THURSDAY. JANUARY 23, 1913. -TEX PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE R S. IHOME EDITION TURKEY NOW REFUSING TO PAYJAMAGE Appeals to Powers to Use Offices Against Al lies' Claims HALT TO HOSTILITIES Probably a Month Will Ensue However, Before Peace ' Pact Is Completed. Constantinople, Jan. 23. The Turk ish cabinet resigned today In conse quence of public demonstrations and protests against its action in acceding to the wishes of the European powers. Mahmoud Shefket, former war minis ter, was appointed grand vizier in place of Kiamil Fasha. London, Jan. 23. The Immediate consequence of the decision of the Turkish grand council to conclude peace will be the cessation of hostili ties between Greece and Turkey and surrender of the Turkish fortresses of Adrianople, Jania and Scutari. All three Turkish garrisons will withdraw wl'h the honors of war. Difficulties n ay arise concerning the fate of Scu tnl. as no one knows to whom It Is to te surrendered, whether to the monte ii grins, the provisional Albanian gov ernment or to representatives of the powers. MrilOI.AH -WANTS SCTTARI. King Nicholas of Montenegro Insists 1m must enter Scutari at the head of his troops. Otherwise, he says, the reign of his family In Montenegro Is doomed, as he, contrary to advice of his generals, refused to try to take Sc utarl by storm at the beginning of the war In order to avoid certain heavy loFites his small army wonld have suf fered. Ho preferred laying siege to the fortress, and should Scutari for this roasoa.be lost to the Montenegrins tie alone would bo considered respon sible. TTRKS ARE DEPRKSSKIJ. Members of the Turkish peace dele gation In London show signs of de pression, but are determined that the era of concessions must be regarded m finally closed. They are convinced ttip powers will support them in rejec tion of demands of the allies for war Indemnity. The allies are now plan ting withdrawal of largo bodies of troops at an early date. Delegates 1n I,cidon think a month may pass be fore final signatures are put to a peace treaty. I1EMOBIUZATIOW ORDERED. Budapest. Jan. 23. The demobiliza tion of Austro-Hungarian troops called to their colors In connection with the Bulkan crisis began today. ROCKEFELLER TO SEE COMMITTEE New Tork, Jan. 23. William Rocke feller will be examined here by the I'ujo committee the first part of next w eek. Fernandina, Fla., Jan. 23. William Rockefeller today boarded C K. G. Hillings' yacht hero to return to Jekyl island, his winter home. Washington, Jan. 23. With the list of proposed witnesses cut from 60 to a half dozen, the money trust commit tee planned today to conclude the oral hearings tomorrow. Henry P. Davison, a member of the Morgan company, told the committee he was willing to recommend that vot ing trusts be dissolved. "A voting trust, as such." he said, "have no more to do with the real management of business than the Pujo committee." BURNS FAILS TO IDENTIFY BANDIT Chicago, Jan. 23. Former Lieuten nnt of Police Bernard Burns, whoso f) ilure to respond to a subpoena led t- the issuance of a writ of attachment for his arrest, appeared on his own vo lition in Judge Windes' court today a nil caused surprise wheTi he took the witness stand and proved a favorable i'nes to the defense In the trial of James Stacey. charged with assaulting Hums hen he attempted to arrest him js a suspect in the 1270,000 bank rob rv in Westminster. B. C. Burns was U. inised because he allowed Stacey to escape. Stacey was arrested In St, Lr.ui later. Although he had previous ly identified Stacey as one of his as- fi-ilunts. Burns today declared he did, r.ot believe the defendant was one of '. tV men who attacked him. j Stacey was found guilty of assault j to do LoUily injury. The Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock Island, Oavonpor. Molino. nd Vicinity. Fair tonight and Friday, colder to night with a cold wave. The tempera ture Friday morning will be about 10 degrees above zero. , Temperature at 7 a. m, 84. Highest yesterday, 41; lowest last night, 31. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 7 miles per hour. Precipitation, .43 Inch. Relative humidity at 7 p. m., S2, at 7a.D, 93. Stage of water, 6.1, & rise of .5 in laet 24 hours. J. M. S HURLER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to boob tomorrow.) San sets 6:07, rises 7:18. Evening stars: Venns. Saturn. Morning stars: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars. TEARNEY THUG IS FINED BY COURT Chicago, Jan. 23. A. C. Dea, a chauf feur, was fined $500 yesterday by Mu nicipal Judge John E. Courtney for as saulting John Lovett, a reporter for the Tribune. Dea also was ordered to pay costs. Louis Larson and Frank Collins, linked in the complaint, were discharged. Th attack on Lovett occurred on Sunday morning, Dec. 29, after the re porter and Harold Brown, a photogra pher for the Tribune, had taken flash light exterior pictures of Alderman "Al" Tearney's Thirty-fifth street cafe. Tearney, wHo had been charged with attacking Brown with a knife at the same time, was permitted to go un- j punished by Municipal Judge Maho- ney Beveral weeks ago. The testimony developed that former Congressman Charles S. Wharton, who defended Dea, Larson and Collins, had prepared the defense In conferences at Tearney's cafe. Dea, who previously had sought to settle the case, concocted a story when forced to trial, which failed to convince the Judge of his professed innocence. The alibi offered by the two other de- ney to hold their identification by Lov-! ' .. . e ami Du w """i"-" j Assistant State's Attorney W.alker. , rreculo?: Mr. Walker's motion that Larson and Collins were discharged. On his own motion Judge Courtney assessed the fine against Dea. He quickly overrul ed a motion for a new trial. A mo tion to vacate the Judgment then was made by Attorney Wharton. This w as set down for hearing next week. CASHIER TAKES $100,000 AND BANK IN EAST CLOSES HlKh Bridge. N. J.. Jan. 23. The High Bridge National baiTS was tem- j porarlly closed today as a result of the j confession of Abraham Beevers, cash-! ler of the Institution, that he had tak en $100,000 ot the bank's funds. Beev ers was not arrested. He Is said to be In New York. MODERN BROTHERHOOD IS BLOCKED BY IOWA COURT Clinton, Iowa, Jan. 23. Judge Bar ker granted a temporary injunction against the Modern Brotherhood of America transferring members to the new rates adopted at the Denver con vention. The order will hold until Feb. 3, when a further hearing of the application will be held. Kills Fleeing Love Bandit. Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 23. Flee ing with his wife and children to es cape the wrath of M. W. Magee, A. C Law horn was shot and killed by him in the Texas & Pacific passenger sea tion. Both men came from Palestine, Texas, where both are prominent. M4 gee declared Lawhorn had stolen his wife's love. Magee had pursued Law horn from Palestine. When arrested on the charge of murder he declared: "Lawhorn forced me into this. Three weeks ago he shoved a gun In my face and threatened me. 1 either had to kill him or be a sheep." Favor Flood Reservoirs. Washington, Jan. 23. Acting on pe titions from Ohio valley residents for federal assistance to prevent floods, the house rivers and harbors commit tee last year directed a report by the army engineers on the feasibility ot the Impounding reservoir plan. Ihe Pittsburgh flood commission, whose report th6 irei engmcua used In their work, recommended the con struction of 17 reservoirs having a ca pacity of about 60 bl'.Uoii8 cubic feet, and costing about $22,000,000. Urges Act to End Strikes. Des Moines, lows, Jan. 23. Gover nor Clarke has directed a special mes sage to the Iowa legislature, urging the enactment of an iudU6tri.il dis putes law for the setUi.neAt ot con troversies between capital ini labor, framed after the Canadian Uw. He said in part: "If labor desires to be fait, if em ployers desire to be just and fair, if neither tears investigation bat'i f -vt h: to unite in helping to sect: re a 'aw j that would avoid the uji;-ppy oouse- quectea so often esp induced." r EDITOR BUYS OIL LETTERS; COST IS $500 Charles P. Mooney Gives the Clapp Committee More Light. CONSIDERED IT A DUTY Eelieved Public Entitled to Know of Criminal Acts by Servants in Congress. Washington, Jan. 23. Charles P. Mconey, editor of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal and formerly managing editor of the New York American, told I the Clapp committee today about .se curing copies of some of the Standard Oil letters published by Hearst. Moo ney testified he negotiated for copies of only a few of the Archbold letters. Tbey were brought to the American offices by a white man whose name he did not know and whom he paid less than $500. HI TV TO PIBI-ir. "I believe that with letters contain ing matter of this sort, it was some ' one's duty to make them public. They showed senators and representatives, sworn to protect the public interests, ere committing treason against the people," Mooney told the committee. He testified that when he became : managing editor of the American in l&04, John Eddy, previous city editor, J turned over to him a number of i photographic copies of Standard Oil I correspondence with public men. How those were obtained Mooney could give no information. OFFERED MORE I.ETTEHS. T.Rter a man ho could not name of- fered him more letters and wanted ! Mooney to buy them, assuring him he j ihm "enmp hv thm honestly " Moonev V ' me hotoEraDhic conies made some otographic copies Vttr , .. ne iu vuy Hie uhkiubi iciicia wjnidiu- r ------ ing matter of such criminal character. A number of small boats were man 1 did not want them." Mooney denied ' ned b-v bovB nd after a Perilous ride a statement in an affidavit of Charles i through the ice cakes they rescued Stump that "Chamberlain and Mooney" j 8rlrie of tne men- Tne boats were too injected letter books taken from the sn:a11 to carry all and some more, dis Standard Oil offices. ' tracted, tore off their heavier clothing Mooney branded the statement that 1 swam the icy water to safety. The S34.0O. was natd for conirs of the oil t v- 'nd sw ept the ice cake farther away letters as an "absurdity." The committee took an indefinite re cess. 125,000 WITHOUT ABODES IN PARIS Paris, lem of France, Jan. 23. The prob finding accommodations for 1C5.000 people who are to be evicted fiem dwellings owing to the sale of the antiquated fortifications of Paris to tne city authorities by the French government is now before the munici pal council for solution. The space occupied by the 21-mile wall encircling Paris, and the "firing zene, ouu yaras in wium, mcing u, is to be converted Into pyiblic parks. This space is covered by many thous and ramshackle houses occupied by the poorer closs of working people ana rag pickers, and in many instances turned Into resorts for criminals and tramps. The proprietors pay a small annual sum for the privilege to con struct these huts on condition they are i subject to destruction in case of war. There Is not sufficient accommoda tions for occupant in other parts of the city. The amount of money expended on these old fortifications, erected in 1840 and now to be razed, exceeded two hun dred million dollars. It is impossible! to enter the city wltnout passing through one of the 70 gates now used S3 collection stations. MISS FAY KING IS BRIDE OF NELSON Chicago, Jan. 23. Battling Nelson, i former lightweight champion, and his fc. diocese brideo-be. Miss Fay King a Dener cartoonist .arrived today univereen- Stferior created lnP1905 He ag tertained by their friends at breakfast i . ... . fu . L.-i u.. o .i' cuse of 018 resignation that he burb of which Nelson has been mayor, enthusiasm was not dampened by a drizzling rain Preparations for the ctremony. scheduled for this after- noon, went forward briskly. .eI60n ua u this afternoon. WILSON NOT ANXIOUS FOR INAUGURAL SUBSTITUTE Trenton. Jan. 23. Governor Wilson Indicated today he is not especially : anxious that a reception or any other I substitute bo provided for the inaugur jal ball, which ha opposed. THE jtjf ui - 5WEPT INTO LAKE ON FLOE Little Sturgeon, Wis., Jan. 23. Fifty flFbermen, more than half the male population of this village, were swept into Lake Michigan last night when a large floe of ice on which they were fishing, oracked and floated from shore. All were rescued after terrible suffer ing and exposure. The fishermen did ",J lueir "auger """ lue ex- P"e was so great Jmp. CrleB or tne tney could not men brought wo- n!PD and children from the village to loved ones slW B euL mxo me iane with six men, but four of these got ashore late at night, when fTiey, too, swam to the beach. The two remained on the ice all night. They burned fish nets to keep warm until 10 this morn ing when, nearly frozen, they reached an island, 11 miles from home. The Iofb Is heavy owing to the burning of j valuable nets. No serious physical ail ment resulted. 2 GERMAN FLYERS KILLED BY A FALL Berlin, Jan. 23. Lieutenant Schlegel was instantly killed by falling to the earth from a considerable height when j hia biplane collapsed during military maneuvers near Burg. His pilot. Lieu tenant Von Scheele, was fatally in jured. Rheims, France, Jan. 23. French Aviator Gaulard sustained serious In juries when thrown from a height of 240 feet by the capsizing of a mono plane while making a flight around ! the spire of the Rheims cathedral. STAMP THEFT IS COSTING HEAVILY Washington, Jan. 23. Enormous frauds, involving at least $2,000,000 annually, against the government through illegal trafficking In stolen postage stamps has been unearthed. Indictments have already been return ed egainst stamp brokers in New York, Chicago and other large cities. . Superior Bishop Resigns. Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 23. Rt. Rev. A i- rrf atin Qhinnar K 1 O fnc- i rrn Aft A m r.uli1 lahnr imttar in ennthr,i AaM j '" " " ! Chambercf commerce cn Record, , W ashington. Jan. 23.-The national , chamber of commerce flnaj Beseioa to I day went on record favorin tne crea. jtion of a permanent tariff commission. establishment of a new banking and currency system and recognition of the republic of China. Appointments Rejected. Jefferson City, Mo., Jan.. 23. The : Missouri senate rejected all recess ap j D.intments of Governor Hadley, repub '. Mean. The vacancies will be filled by I Governor Major, democrat. NEWS FROM NEVADA. SEERESS CAUSES THEFT BY A GIRL Latter Arrested for Forging Notes for $4,000 on Advice of Mystic in Chicago. Chicago, Jan. 23. Charged with forging notes with which she procured nearly $4,000 from her foster parents, at the instigation of Chicago fortune tellers, Lydia Lemke, a 16-year-old adopted girl, is being held by the El gin police. Her arrest followed sen sational disclosures, in which it was developed that the girl had oeen rob bing her foster parents for nearly a year and turning the money over to Chicago fortune tellers in return for their advice on how she could come into the possession of "hidden wealth." Fred Lemke, the girl's foster father, swore out the warrant after he failed in his attempt to collect $4,000 on "notes" which his daughter said were signed by D. C. Cook Publishing com pany of Elgin, in return for "loans" made by Lemke at 6 per cent inter est. Lemke and his wife, who ace both illiterate, did not realize what the war rant meant to their daughter, and when informed that she would be held In Jail they broke down and are now seeking to raise $2,000 for her release. They are penniless, having been rob bed by their daughter of all their sav ings. In addition to mortgaging the heme. The girl herself is the picture of health and innocence. It is difficult for the Elgin police to believe that the systematic swindle upon her par ents unless there was a master mind somewhere in the background. As yet no money has been recovered, but the police believe they have a line on the Chicago fortune tellers who received most of the "loans" and that arrests soon will be made. The police version of the swindle is as follows: Lydla sought the advice of a woman fortune teller in Elgin, whose name the police have withheld, concerning a love affair. In the course of their conversation the girl was told of "hid den wealth" which rightfully belonged to her. The girl returned home, ran sacked her father's room and discov ered mining stock certificates which were valueless and brought them back to the fortune teller. Realizing the girl's innocence the fortune teller di rected her to a Chicago fortune leller, who, she said, could give her the exact location of the "hidden wealth." Lydia liien consulted the Beer, who fixed his retainer at $500. girl said she could not After the raise that amount the fortune teller hit upon the scheme of inducing Lemke to "loan" tne Cook company, through his daugh ter, sums of money ranging from $50 to $200. When the "notes" became due aad the ol'l man failed to collect the money the girl ran away from heme. COREY TELLS OF A POOL IN PLATE New York, Jan. 23. The steel cor poration and the BeUilehern Steel com panv participated for four years in an international pool on a' bestowed which divided the busineJne ' spent, j markets," testified Presi served a nice the steel corporation ; ment hearing today. Igave a farewell J direct testimony whicfc Fillmer and. ment was able to obtai1 Saturday ev-J istence of such a pool. I SUFFRAGE TO WIN ENGLAND London, Jan. 23. "I hope we win on Monday," David Lioyd George, chancellor of the exchequer, today told a deputation of suffragets representing the working women of the British Isles, whom he and Sir Edward Grey, foreign secretary, received at the treas ury department. "I will do my best to see the amend ment to the franchise reform bill eliminating the word male is passed by the house of commons. My exper- suranceleg one of the most gross pieces of injus tire In public life 1b that women have no voice In the determination of mat ters which effect them more closely than men. I am convinced we will win and win soon." Grey gave similar as surances. LAWYER ROBBER SENT TO PRISON Chicago, Jan. 23. John Leonard, alias Rose, lawyer, a former convict, pleaded guilty to complicity in the robbing of the Rockwood (Mich.) post office today, and was sentenced to Ave years in "Leavenworth. He said he es caped from the Michigan penitentiary at Marquette, where he had six years to serve tor burglary. As an attorney he is said to have appeared before the Hhii?fln RiinrpmA court an th rpnre- S(?native of prisoners seeking release o.i writs of habeas corpus. SUFFRAGE IS APPROVED BY THE NEW YORK SENATE! Albany, N. Y.. Jan. 23. With a sin gle dissenting vote the Wagner reso lution proposing an amendment to the constitution to permit women to vote passed the senate. James J. Hill Sees Boom. New York, Jan. 23. James J. Hill, arriving here from St. Paul, said that he had not been able to discover any faliing off in business l;i the north west. He regarded the general busi ness condition as good, and intimated that in his Judgment the east Is un duly concerned over the political situ ation. "Gross earnings of the Great North ern railway for the first two weeks of January showed an Increase of $500, 000," said Mr. Hill, "and the present outlook promises gross earnings for ! the current fiscal year $10,000,000 larger than in the previous year." Indorses Flight to Pol. Boston, Jan. 23. "It wouM ttt be impossible to fly to the north pol.j in an aeroplane," declared CapUiin Ro ald Amundsen, the Norwegian discov erer of the south pole, at the City club. "I don't see why it should not be ac complished." Captain Amundsen expressed him self as mnch Interested In the plans of Captain Bartlett, who was with Peary on his yip to the north pol, o fly aiound te pole in an aeroplane. Germi.l Admiral Dead. Berlin, Jan. 23. Admiral von Hall man, imperial minister of marine 1'rom 1890 to 18&7, wben he was re tired as a full admiral, died here to- v. He was 73 years old. Takevrotes on War Path. sleep. Jfcn. 23. Several detach Protected bbulary are chasing bottles only aiy, who fired from Phfn on the Abu- HOFFMAN ON SLIDE; RAPP IS STRONGER Within Seven Votes ot Majority on the 54-th Ballot. SPEAKER FIGHT IS HOT Republicans Now Seeking to Make Deal With Progressives to Support Tice. Springfield, 111., Jan. 23. The bot tom fell out of Hoffman's boom for speaker when 26 progressives of the house held a caucus this morning and decided not to assist in the election of the Quincy lawyer. The decision of the progressives un doubtedly prevented a certain break--lng of the speakership deadlock on the first roll call this morning. With a single progressiva Tote Hoffman was run up to 47. which was within 26 of the tt- necessary to elect, .with only 14b members present and voting. PASS tTP CHAXCE. Had the progressives put Hoffman within three votes of the coveted goal his election would hayo been positive, four socialists having agreed several days ago to give their vote to any can didate of either party who gets within striking distance of election. On the first roll call, which was the 60th since the members assembled, showed Tlce and Hoffman with 47 each. On the 61st roll call Tice led. with 47; Rapp, 43; Hoffman, 37. On the 62nd roll call Rapp led with 50; Tlce, 47; Hoffman, 28. REPIBLICAXS OFFER DA IT. Republicans are urging tho progres sives to Join In the election of Tice. house rules advocated by the progres sives. On the 53rd roll call Rapp led with 61; Tice. 47; Hoffman, 14. Rapp fin ished with 67 on the 64th ballot. This was within seven votes of a majority of the 146 members voting. Tlce re ceived 47. On the first roll call today Carter, progressive, received 23. On the fol lowing roll calls not a single vote was cast for him. Rapp received almost tho whole vote of the new party. SITUATION GROWS TENSE. The tenseness of the situation was indicated on the fa;e of nearly every member of the house. Members were standing everywhere, crowding the aisles and holding conferences. On the 55th ballot . Rapp still led with 69; Tice. 47; McLaughlin, 21. The other votes, as on the other bal lots, were scattered. On the 5 fth roll call Rapp still had C9, but on the next roll call he dropped back to 67. The house then recesst'd until 3 o'clock this afternoon. COTTON TARIFF IS AGAIN UNDER FIRE .Washington, Jan. 23. The proposed reduction of the cotton tariff was again under fire at tie hearing of the ways and means committee today. A num ber of witesses were left from yester day. It has been Indicated the com mittee might drop the minimum ad valorem rate on cotton cloths 10 per cent, 6 per cent below the present Un derwood schedule. While the south ern men are disposed to accede the cSmpromlse reductions, the northern men are fighting for retention of the tariff at approximately the present fig ures. In the course of the hearing Chair man Cnderwood reiterated ..that the (cmmittee was proceeding 6wlth the primary purpose of raising revenue. that protection was only incidental. and that the committee could not allow any rate so high as to prohibit import ation. TO PROSECUTE IN PASS VIOLATION o 0 Denver, Jan. 23. With CO witnesses, including shippers and railroad offi ctuia, under subpoena, the stage was set today for a nation-wide bearing before Interstate Commerce Commis sioner Harlan of alleged Illegal improp er use of railroad passes. "The Investigation will not stop with a mere report," said Harlan, "but pros ecutions will follow wherever we find there has been a violation of the law. There will be recommendation for ad ditional legislation against the use of passes, If we find here what wo hav been told Is existing."