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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGU
Associated Press Exclusive Wire M1E EDIMI SIXTY-FOURTH YEAR. XO. 113. MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1915. TWELVE PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS. BLOCKADE ON GERMANY ESTABLISHED BY BRITAIN AN IT row: . MEXICAN GUNBOAT BLOWN UP AND 30 DIE: TAKE SUSPECT FOOD n rrinfip AURORA ENEMYFLAGS FLOAT ABOVE TURKSTORTS Colors of Great Britain and France Are Unfurled in Dardanelles HEARING THE CAPITAL Scat of Ottoman Government to Be Removed to Broussa, in Asiatic. J-t.tHnn, March 1. Flags of Great tiriia'n and France are now flying at : et.t.ar-.e of the DardatKiles oer T'lrklth forts reduced by tue seapower rf the .-il'ii's. Whi! it wti.Ui appear a fact that 'trip allied fleet had reach ed Chanak, 15 rules from the Medi tfrraiU'an entrance to tile straits, the liritish press warns the public not to evpecf the immediate fall of Con stantinople. Rrotissa, in A-iatic Turkey. has heen selected by the Turks as the new lanital, v.i case it Iippoium necessary ti evacuate Constantinople. Herlin, March 1. Official: "Near Wervicp, an English flying machine was forced to descend by our fire. At a icertain point on our front the French made use. as they had done on previous occasions, of a particular k'nd of shell which on exploding, threw evil smelling poisonous gases, but did no damage. Our position in the Ointnpaigne country was repeat ('! attacked yesterday by at least tw- army corps. These were repulsed after tierce fighting at c!ose quarters. Five attempts by the French yester day to break through our line between the eastern border of Argonne and Yauquost broke down, the enemy suf fering heavy losses. "In the east we repulsed Russian at tacks north of Concha and northwest of Ostroleaka." Fan's, March 1. Official: "In Cham pagne, the different supporting posi tions we successively secured now form a continuous chain of two kilo metres length to the north and north west of Perthes. In Vosges our attacks made slight progress at Chapaelotte." Kitchener Coup. London. March 1. The famous hoax in the first weeks of the war when it was reported I'OO.OOO Russians circled around from Archangel, landed at ScxUisli ports and were shipped to France, originated with Ird Kitchen er himself, according to a British of ficer. The story accomplished its pur 5'oe. the officer said, and accounts to s inie extent for the. retreat cf General Von Kluck from Paris. To give color to the report Kitchener is said to have aused 100 transports laden with sun dry goods to he sent from Scottish ports to Archangel after insuring them in Holland. Wheat Prices Break. Chicago, lil.. March 1. There vas a sensational break in wheat prices as the result of news that 1". miles of the Dardanelles had already been forced and that re lease of vast stores of Russian grain wa only a question of a short time, possibly not more than a fortnight. Opening quotations as a whole varied from 1-2 to F 5-S under Saturday's close, with the market steady after ward to about ? 1-4 lower than Satur iav. Oilman. 111. The resilience of John McCann was riddled with bullets and bricks were hurled through windows. Bloodhounds were unable to track the marauders. McCann is president of the law and order league of Gilman and has been active in prosecuting vio lators of the local option law. FIVE WOMEN DEAD IN SEA TRAGEDY ENEMIES OF CARRANZA PLACE BOMB ON MEXICAN BOAT PROGRESO. Galveston. Texas. March 1. An ex plosion which occurred yesterday on 'he Mexican gunboat Progreso at Progreso resulted in the death of 30 persons, including five women, apeord ng to advices to the Mexican consul ts here. It is said what purported to te a barrel of rice sent on board was in reality a bomb prepared by persons 'sosed to the Carranza regime. AMERICAN LINER HAS SAFEVOYAGE NEW YORK, WITH 221 PASSEN GERS, THROUGH WAR ZONE ALL LIT UP. New York, March l.-The American liner New York slipped out of Liver pool through the submarine war zone for this port, which she reached today. Two hundred and twenty-one passen gers were aboard. Flying the American flag, the New York left the dock at Liverpool at midnight Feb. 20. her lights all lit. Searchlights were played on American flags, which flew from almost every mast. Thirty-one of the New York's pas sengers, mostly women buyers for American firms, came from Paris to Liverpool to catch the boat. Charles Rogers of this city, another passenger, sailed from this port for Liverpool on the steamship Transylvania, which left New York Jan. 2?,. Rogers said Amer ican passengers on the Transylvania were held up fie days at Queen.s town. The Transylvania carried a heavy cario of guns, ammunition and aeroplanes. "For three days all passengers were held aboard the Transylvania," Roger said: "Then British passengers were landed. American passengers were held two days longer. I sent a tele gram to Ambassador Page in London, protesting against our detention. Ap parently the telegram was heeded, for we were landed and transported to Ixmdon." J. Herbert Duckforth. an American aviator, was a passenger. He said his application to join the British aviation corps was rejected because he was too heavy. SHOWS GERMANY RULER OF WORLD LLOYD-GEORGE SAYS AMERICA CANNOT PROTECT ITS OWN INTERESTS. London, March 1. Chancellor Lloyd-George spoke at Bangor, AYales, yesterday. "Jf Germany is triumphant over this country," he said, "she would be dic tator of the world. And where," he asked, "could we then look to a chiv alrous country to protect us to Amer ica? ' If countries like France and Rus sia, with huge armies and we, with the most powerful navy in the world, could not face this terrible machine, how could America step ia? It would be more than America could do to defend her interests in her own con tinent. America is more unready than we were." The chancellor said the people hardly realized the importance of the struggle aud warned them that vic tory could not be won without a long struggle, iie declared that while Eng land had enrolled the largest volun teer army ever gathered in any coun try or in any century, it ought to be larger still. Lloyd-George referred to the per emptory order of the government for the resumption of work on Monday by the shipyard engineers at the Clyde shipyards at Glasgow, who went on strike for increased wages. Commit tees representing the strikers have advised the men to return to work to avoid the enforcement of martial law. "The war," he said, "is to be won or lost by the engineers. We need men, but we need arms more than men, and every day of delay is full of peril to the country. For one reason or another we do not get the assist ance we have a right to expect from our workshops. Industrial differences are inevitable, but we cannot afford them now. "It is intolerable that the lives of Britons should be imperiled for the sake of a farthing an hour. During war governments should have the power of settling differences so that work shall go on. If men are entitled to more money the government should give it. I do not believe the parties involved will refuse to comply with the urger t command of the govern ment that there should be no delay." Lloyd-George intimated the govern ment is prepared to take even more drastic action than yet proposed for the curbing of the liquor traffic. "The government has wide powers to deal with the drink question and it means to use them," he said. He said a small minority of the workmen employed in the armament factories had refused to work a full week be cause of the lure of drink. The government would use its pow ers discreetly and in a spirit of mod eration. Mr. Lloyd-George asserted, but "fearlessly." He was sure the public would support whatever action was taken and allow no indulgence of this kind to interfere with the coun try's prospects in the war. WIFE OF iVIAN IN PASSPORT PLQTjJAILED "sirs. Stegler Alleges Hav ing Been Led Into Trap by a Woman. IS ARRESTED IN HOTEL j Had Gone There With Stranger I After an Automobile Ride j in New York. j New York, March 1. A young wom an, who, according to the police, gave her name as Mrs. Annette Stegler and described as the wife of Richard Steg ler, a prisoner in the Tombs in connec tion with alleged passport frauds, was arrested at the Hotel Grenoble early today on a charge of felonious assault made by Arthur Mateiket, said to be a reporter for a newspaper. The pair cams to the hotel at 9 Sunday night. They arrived in an au tomobile and were accompanied by another young man and woman. The men carried suit cases which they guarded carefully, even refusing to al low bell boys to carry them to the rooms assigned the two couples. At 1 this morning a call for the police cams from the room to which Mateiket was assigned aud when Detective 'Burgess arrived he was asked to arrest his (companion. He charged the woman nan tnrown a seltzer oottie at mm. ie dodged and the woman then beat him on the head with a can. According to the police he showed no signs of an encounter. Burgess says the woman was fully clothed when he entered the room. Ac cording to the police she considered she had been trapped. She said a woman friend, Anna Hoffman, had telephoned her and made an appoint ment, as she had something important to communicate. When she met her woman friend, accompanied by two well dressed young men, they invited her into an automobile and they went to the hotel for dinner. It was later, when Mateiket, it is said, began ques tioning her regarding the passport fraud, that the row occurred. The woman requested that Charles Grif fiths, counsel for Stegler, be sent for. Mrs. Stegler was discharged later in police court. Had certain evidence been nrore definite, the magistrate said he would have been inclined to send her accuser to the workhouse. The police are inclined to believe the suit cases sheltered telephonic de vices for recording conversations. The men carried the grips with them when they left the police elation. Husband Is Indicted. Almost at the moment of Mrs. Steg ler's discharge in police court the fed eral jury returned an indictment charging her husband with conspiracy against the United States by obtain ing passports falsely. Stegler is a German naval reservist. Two others were indicted wiUi him, Robert Mad den and Gustave Cook. Mrs. Stegler spent the night in a cell. In court she said the entire party remained together the entire period they were at the hotel, and that the two men tried to disrobe her. At no time, she testified, were she and Mateiket alone. She character ized the charge as a "frameup." PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL FOR MILLIONS PENSIONS Washington. D. C, March 1. The president today signed the pension ap propriation bill carrying $164,000,000. It was the first of the large appropria tion bills to reach the president. GOVERNOR DUNNE HAS 2 MESSAGES FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE AP PROPRIATION AND LOBBY. ING ARE SUBJECTS. Springfield, 111., March 1. There was much speculation among legisla tors who arrived for tomorrow's ses sion as to the nature of two special messages Governor Dunne announces he will send to the legislature tomor row. It is reported one message -ill deal with a proposed appropriation for stock raisers who suffered financial loss because of the foot and mouth disease and that the other will con cern lobbying. 1 KANSAS CAN HAVE KIRMEYEITS BEER SUPREME COURT DISMISSES IN JUNCTION ISSUED BY STATE TRIBUNAL. Washington, .March 1. The supreme court today held that H. Kirmeyer was entitled under previous decisions of the court to protection for hU trade as interstate commerce and dismissed an injunction issued by the Kansas supreme court. Kirmeyer, ousted from Leavenworth, Kan., moved across the river to Missouri, and continued to ship beer into Kansas. The Kansas supreme court held his removal was a device to evade the Kansas liquor law. Jackson, Miss., March 1. The su preme court today upheld the law pro hibiting keeping intoxicants in social clubs. In the decision the court is quoted as follows: "If you want to keep a dead man. put him in whisky: if you want to kill a live man, put whisky in him." WILSON PROBABLY WILL NOT GO WEST AS PLANNED Washington, D. C March 1. The president today told callers the Euro pean situation was demanding so much of his attention it was doubtful if he would be able to leave Washing ton this spring, even, possibly to visit the San Francisco exposition. "I am tied here by the legs," he told callers. THE WEATHER J Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for Rock Island, Davenport, Molina and Vicinity. Increasing cloudiness tonight and Tuesday, rising temperature with the lowest tonight slightly below freezing. Temperature at 7 a. m., 24. Highest yesterday, 38; lowest last night. 24. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 3 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. Relatives humidity at 7 p. m., 51; at 7 a. m.. 78. Stage of water. 7.3, a fall of .7 in last 48 hours. J. M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening stirs: Mars. Saturn. Morn ing stars: Jupiter. Venus. Mercury. March constellations visible about 9 p. m., as follows: Overhead. Auriga. GeminL Ursa Major (Great Dipper): north. Cepheus. Ursa Minor (Little Dipper). Cygnus (partly); northwest. Casseopeia (W). Andromeda: west. Taurus (with Pleiades due west). Per seus. Aries. Cerus (low); southwest. Orion (with Belt). Eridanus (setting): sooth. Canls Minor. Can is Major (low): southeast. Leo (with Sickle). Virgo (ris ing); east. Bootes tlow): northeast Draco. Hercules. Evening stars of the month: Mars. Saturn. Morn ins stars: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter. CHALLENGED The War Today The Roumanian minister of i j the interior is credited with the statement that a representative of his country has made a formal agreement with Great Britain, France and Russia for entering the war with them. Buch arest advices say 10 classes of Rou manian reserves have been called out for March 13. It has been expected that should Roumania enter the war she would do so in the hope of enlarg ing her territory at the expense of Austria, with the particular object of obtaining Transylvania, which is pop ulated largely by Roumanians. The great Anglo-French fleet is still smashing at the Dardanelles fort.fica-l pre cn tne Northweslern train The I hold themselves at liberty to stop all t.ons. Although Constant. nople ad-1 jn ed . wmiam E Jo Clinton. ! shippins hereafter to and from Ger mits some forts have felt the effects of , . o ,,.,. , ,? ni.-h,,. ,a,,v T!, communication outlining the bombardment, it has not confirmed sidtcmenis or inc oriu&ri dumircniy concerning the reduction of the outer defenses. A large force of Turkish troops is said to have been assembled on the isthmus to oppose any attempts of landing parties to advance on Con stantinople. A semi-official statement from Petro grad says Germans in northern Poland near the east Prussian border are be ing pushed back steadily. Fighting is severe and possession of villages is passing back and forth from one side to the other. In eastern Galicia Aus trians are reported to have suffered reverses. These claims, however, are not borne out by Berlin or Vienna. A Bucharest dispatch says the Ninety-first Czech regiment in the gar rion at Prague mutinied and killed its higher officers. After reprisals on the rank and file this regiment was sent to the Roumania frontier. TALK OF VON BERNST0RFF REMOVALjSCALLED BUNK New- Y'ork. March 1. Dr. Bernhard Dernberg. former German colonial minister today characterized as "bunk" a report that German Am bassador Von Bernstorff would be re called and that Baron Trestler, said to be with Emperor William at the battle front, would be sent to "Wash ington in Bemstorff's place. "The report Is an attempt of Eng lish agents to discredit prominent Germans in America," Dernberg said. ANOTHER ARREST IN AURORA DEATH CHICAGO POLICE TAKE HENRY MILLER, BUT HE PROTESTS INNOCENCE. Chicago, 111.. March 1. The police early today arrested a man giving the name of Henry Miller as a suBrect in the Aurora murder mystery. Accord ing to the police Miller had dragged a woman into an alley and attempted to beat her with a piece of pipe. This is denied by the prisoner, who says he is innocent of any crime, and never had been in Aurora. ENGINEER KILLED IN A YARDWRECK HARRY TITZHEL LOSES LIFE WHEN MACHINE RUNS AWAY AT CEDAR RAPIDS. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mar. h l.-Kar- ry Titzhel, engineer on a Rock Island switching engine, was killed and eight railroad emuloves injured when the engine ran wild and crashed into a fast mail train of the Chicago & North western railroad. The switch engine was wrecked M in V, . i,.m,-,.,1 j aint'on ,owa fir;ni.4n and R K c.od - frey, Oak Park. 111., mail clerk, serious- ly; G. E. McCartney. Chicago, mail ' on merchant ships by Germany was clerk; E. B. Hunt. Fulton. 111., mail ' delivered to Secretary Bryan by the clerk: A. D. Dilz. Chicago, mail clerk: j French and British ambassadors. Bry Charles McMillan. Cedar Rapids, -an promptly advised the president cf switchman, and Albert Thursen, brake man. PASTOR. JUDGE. SHERIFF HALT LYNCHING OF NEGRO Waxahachie. Texas, March 1. A ! minister, a district judge and the J county sheriff and the county attor ney pleaded with a mob about to lynch a negro just before daylight here Sunday, and as a result obtained the release of the negro from the crowd, after a rope had been placed about his neck. Joseph Ixxrkett, the negro, was ar rested in connection with the kiting ,'i t Inhn tnnpi u-hnca linlv- vt'nc fnnml ! in a garage in which he was employed. Shortly afterward Lockett was taken from the officers by a mob. Lockett. after being released by the mob. was placed in jail. Jones was killed by being struck with a piece ot gas pipe. DIES SUDDENLY IN PULPiTj ! Dentist Succumbs While Taking Part : in Church Service. j Iafayette. Ind.. March 1. The con-' gregation of the West Lafayette Bap tist church, composed largely of Pur due university professors and students, was dismissed last night after Ur. O. M. Nisley, a dentist, dropped dead in the pulpit while taking part in the service. Dr. Nisley was speaking, when suddenly he staggered and fell lifeless. Neuralgia cf the heart was the cause of death. Dr. NiBl3y was 5S years old. Peoria, IlL Mrs. Emily F. Kemp- shall, widow of R. W. Kempshall. late president of the Central National bank, receives the major portion of the estate of $250,000. The will of the testator leaves $3,000 each to three sisters. Mrs. Amelia K. Wing of Brook lyn and Misses Julia and Jane Kemp shall, both of Peoria: $5,000 to Ralph Wing, a, nephew, of Brooklyn; $5,000 to Miss Estella Kg pp. a cousin, of Oswego, N. Y and $13,000 to various churches and hospitals of Peoria. ALL SHIPPING FOR GERMANY ALLIOTARK France and Great Britain Serve Notice on the United States BRYAN RECIEVES NOTE Steamers Going to or Coming From Kaiser's Empire Are to Be Stopped. LONDON, MARCH 1. ESTABLISH MENT OF A VIRTUAL BLOCKADE OF HOSTILE COUNTRIES WITH OUT. HOWEVER. INVOLVING RISKS TO NEUTRAL VESSELS OR CREWS. IS GREAT BRITAIN'S REPLY TO GERMANY'S SUBMARINE POLICY. THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE BY PREMIER ASQUITH IN A MO MENTOUS SPEECH IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. LONDON, MARCH 1. SPEAKING DAY. PREMIER ASQUITH DE CLARED THAT AT NO TIME HAD THE GOVERNMENT BEEN MORE CONFIDENT THAN TODAY THAT THE ALLIES ULTIMATELY WOULD ACHIEVE VICTORY. THE PREMIER DECLARED THE ALLIES WOULD HOLD THEMSELVES FREE TO CAPTURE GOODS WHEN EVER THERE WAS A PRESUMP- iTWrf-THAT SUCH GOODS WERE" DESTINED FOR USE OF THEIR ENEMIES OR HAD BEEN SENT FROM HOSTILE COUNTRIES. Proposed measures of reprisal against Germany, said Asquith. would be enforced with strict observance of the dictates of humanity, but the al- 1 1 1. ,1 i .1 not nrnnnap ''tn allow their ff ,a to be flr3nied 5n ,he network nr indicia! niceties." There was " ! intention, he explained, to confiscate I d"'aineu snips or cargoes uniess mr. were liable to confiscation unaer me ordinary conditions of war. Washington. I). C. March 1. France and Great Rritain today served notice Inili,l ST!I1 tht thev would ! measures of reprisal on the part of the allies for the submarine warfare tue new move. SWINDLE OF MILLION IS CHARGED AT PORTLAND Portland. Ore., March 1. A million dollar swindle is charged against offi cers and salesmen of the defunct Cnited States Cashier company of this city in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury Saturday. The in dictment charges conspiracy and nm- j use of the mails on the part of Frank Menefee, F. M. Lemonn, O. E. Gernert. B. F. Bonnewell. H. M. Todd. Joseph Hunter. O. L. Hopson. P. K. Muraine. Oscar & Campbell, and Thomas Bil yeu. It Is alleged that the concern, which as incorporated at $1,250,000. gold all its capital stock, bringing into its treasury more than $1.0fi0,00 i:t nicney and property, on the false rep resentation that it cwned the patents to five change-making devices, which, it purposed to manufacture. The Colorado women's eight-hour law is very sweeping in its application. including bookkeepers, stenographer and cashiers w ho are employed in mer- cantile. merchandise and manufactur- lug establishments. CHINESE IN WEST BOYCOTTING JAPS RETALIATING FOR DEMANDS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE BY MIKADO. I San Francisco. Cal.. MarcL 1. A Japanese boycott, instituted . by the direction of six Chinese companies, because of Japan's demands upon China, was being observed on the Pacific coast today with the exception of Los Angeles. Seattle and a few other places. John McNab. attorney for the six companies, said ' It was planned to extend the boycott through out Uie west.