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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR, NO. 161.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. APRIL 23, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
STATE SOLID FOR 0RYAN
ISSUE FOR DEMOCRATS
IS THE "LIBERTY" PLANK
Harmony Otherwise Prevails in Illinois Convention
Being Held at Springfield, Though John-
son Boom is
CHICAGQAHS BRING GOVERNOR'S NAME IN
Distribute Literature in Great Quantities But Fail to Make
Any ImpressionChairman Morris Predicts Success
of the Party at tho Polls.
Springfield, 111., April 23. (Associa- central committee met last night at 10
'o clock. The hrst thing to come uc-
ted Press.) Ten men from Chicago,
headed by Maxwell Edgar, brought a
Johnson boom to the democratic state
convention early today. No headquar
ters were opened, but the men dis
tributed a vast amount or Johnson lit
erature and f-et forth the merits of
their man with all the ability at their
command. ' They made no impression,
however, on the mass of delegates.
who are solid for Bryan, and no change
was made in the program for the con
vention. The. convention was called to order
at noon. After the organization and
accepting of reports from various dis
trict caucuses, the delegates listened
to an address by Fred P. Morris of
Watseka, temporary chairman, who
will also be the permanent presiding
officer. ' (
Predicts Party Success.
When Morris took the chair he
delivered an address predicting suc
cess for the democrats in the coming
election if discord; was avoided. He
launched upon a lengthy criticism -of
the republican party and speaking of
the tariff question said: , "The demo
cratic party is opposed to a high pro
tective' tariff, for It blockades our traf
fic with tho world. . The - party de
mands a wise or just revision of the
tariff! laws in the interest and for the
benefit of labor, capital and commerce,
and to end the disparity between
the expenses of living and production
may ho -adjusted on a basis of common
Pendulum at Knit of Are.
In conclusion he said: "The pen
dulum of human liberty has reached
the end of the arc, the democrats of
Illinois are for Bryan for president.
The country has acclaimed him as one
worthy to stand with such heroes as
"Washington and Lincoln. He meas
ures in the fullest sense up to the
first standard of all great statesmen
whose names have embellished pages
of history of our nation.
Not Alone for Party. '
"Let the Denver convention give U9
this renowned chieftain' to lead our
hosts and we will verify the axioms
that the 'third time is charm'. Inspir
ed to united . and -titanic efforts, -we
.will achieve victory, not for our party
alone, but for our beloved country."
Three Out for Governor.
Three candidates for governor are
active today. Douglas Pattison of
Freeport, James Hamilton Lewis and
John P. McGoorty of Chicago. All of
them had open headquarters and were
busy bolstering up their booms.
Cheer nryan'a Name.
The mention of Bryan's name called
forth an outburst of cheers, many del
egations leaping upon their seats and
waving their "hands and handker
chiefs. The greater . part of the en
thusiasm, however, came from the del
egations outside of Chicago and Cook
' . Iteeeaa 7111 2 '30.
After the reading of reports of cau
cuses, a recess was taken until 230.
fore tlie committee was the proposition
by representatives of the Bryan clubs
cf Chicago, and the Cook county demoe
racy, to adjourn until some time next
month with the alternative of a con
tenting state convention at Denver if
the adjournment was refused. They
claimed the legal convention can not
Grover Cleveland Remains a
Lakewood Hotel After it
. is Closed for Season.
Lakewood, N. J., April 23. The fact
that Ex-President Grover Cleveland re
mains at Lakewood hotel after the
hotel has been closed for the season,
while physicians are in close attend
ance, has' caused apprehension that
Cleveland's progress toward recovery
from his recent attack of illness has
not been as rapid as desired. Watch
men are constantly on guard about the
hotel, and information concerning the
condition of the former president is
difficult to obtain. Mrs. Cleveland
went to her home in Princeton yester
day, but remained only a short time,
returning to Lakewood. '
At 11 this morning it was learned
Cleveland was suffering from an at
tack of stomach trouble, and was not
quite so well as yesterday.
AN ELECTRIC PLANT
Jumps from Bearings, Kills Two Men,
and Does $135,000 Damage
at Waukegan, 111.
Chicago, April 23. Two men wcr
killed, two seriously, and several oth
be held before May 1, and argued that, ens slightly Injured last night in tin
if the convention is held prior to May plant of the North Shore Electric com
1, the republican congress would have pany at Waukegan by an immense fly-
power to throw out the electoral vote wheel which flew from" It bearings,
of Iltinois if it should be carried by The wheel was released by the burn-
the democrats. In order to avoid such Jng of a belt which connected it with
a possibility they asked that the pres-jthe other machinery. The electric
ent convention be adjourned. : plant, valued at $135,000. was virtu-
The state committee rejected the ally destroyed, and several other build-
GETS SOLID ILLINOIS DELEGATION
-v - I
. wv y
LOCAL OPTION LAU GOOD
SUPREME COURT HOLDS;
DECISION HANDED DOW
Act Providing for Anti-Saloon Territory Valid in
Every Particular and Does Not Confiscate
"Property, it is Found.
THE LARGER DISTRICTS GOVERN
Cities or Villages in Townships That Have Voted Dry Cannot
License Saloons Other Important Provisions
Are Passed Upon.
Fred P. Morris of Watseka, 111., was
selected as both temporary and per
It was decided that six and possibly
eight delegates at large will be sent
to Denver'.lnstead of t.ie usual four.
The men slated were: Roger C. Sulli
van', Samuel Alschuler, Edward P.
Dunne, Fred Kern, Adlai E. Steven
son and C. I. Boggs, - -
Roger C. Sullivan of Chicago, the na-
GAS IN COAL MINE
Result Is Four Dead, Three Seriously
and 100 Slightly Injured, at
Ellswortn, Pa. .
; Piitsburg, April 23. Four men were
i.itij xi - . . .. .
iwufu, iuree seriously injurea,, ana a
u..u i - - hundred others had a narrow escape
tional committeeman, said last night . . '
that "the convent on is all or Bryan. I p,osion ,r
Nobody is going to dictate the Bryan Ellsworth ColIierieS company at E1Is.
'Z - , c" ""."'1 worth. The dead are foreigners. Tho
" '"u'""u"s u,e I bodies were mangled and badly burn
convention itself. They can make itjed. It is sllpposed the acci(1(,nt result.
as strong as mey line auu u will go
HIS CONDUCT GOOD
Jack Tar's Stay at Los Angeles
Has Been Without Un
ed from illuminating gas becoming ig
hited in an unknown manner.
MONEY SPENT UPON HIM
But a Small Portion of the Amount
Raised for Entertainment for
SUPERVISOR'S HOME A WRECK
J. L. Gallagher is a Witness for the
Oakland Boodle Prosecution.
Oakland, Cal., April 23. A dynamite
bomb .was exploded, last night under
the residence of James L.. Gallagher
In East Oakland. The front of the
house was destroyed. Gallagher was
a member of the Doodling board of
supervisors of San Francisco and is a
witness for the prosecution in the bri
bery trials pending in San Francisco.
Springfield, III., April 23. (Argus
Special.) By unanimous vote the su
preme court of Illinois handed down
an opinion today in which it holds
that the local option law passed by the
legislature last year is constitutional.
Every point raised against the law
by the saloon people is taken up and
dealt with, and the law is found not
defective, in that it does not interfere
with interstate commerce, that it does
not confiscate property, because the
William Joanin Jiryan Not Seriously. Opposed by saloon keeper invests in furniture and
Johnson Supporters in Illinois Convention.
FOURTEENTH DISTRICT HAS FIGHT
IN CAUCUS, BUT PEACE TRIUMPHS
fixtures knowing that he is liable to
have his license revoked at any time
under the old law, even, and that the
new law does not create any new offense.
Stamps Are Evidence.
The higher court also holds that the
United States stamp is prima facia
evidence that the man is engaged in
the selling of liquor, and that in case
of elections without notice, for which
After Regular Action is Taken Delegates From Lower End Hold it provides, such election, if held
- e.. ii-J-- i i x.... Din, . would be invalidated, but that this
a nuiup mccuiiy uhuoi tcauci amp ui 1 1 uiiiaii r iam& does not mvaiidate the act itself.
Do Not Reach Floor.
STATE COMMITTEE MEETS.
( hlraito Itryan Men I'roteat That Con
vention Now "Im Illegal.
Springfield, 111., April 23. The state
ADMIRAL EVANS TO .
BE RELIEVED MAY 9
Rear Admiral Charles M. Thomas Will
Then Be Placed In Command
;. . of Fleet
Los Angeles, Cal., April 23. The
fifth day of the stay of. the battleship
fleet at the ports of this city was
brought to a close wih a ball at the
Sbriner's auditorium in- honor of the
officers. More than 1,200 couples took
part in the grand march, which was
led by Rear Admiral Charles M. Thom
as and Mrs. Adna R. Chaffee, wife of
Gen. Chaffee, chairman of the officers'
entertainment committee. The affair
was the greatest social event in the
city's history. '
- The ball, was the last big public
function of the fleet's stay. It brought
to a conclusion a day of leaden skies
and heavy showers, which caused a
postponement of most of the outdoor
celebrations, including the boxing
bouts, the barbecues; and wild west
shows. More than 3,000 blue jackets
and marines came ashore in the early
morning, and, while disappointed that
the features ' of the day had to be
abandoned, had a good time despite
the rain. A
; Conduct "ila Been Good.
Three-fourths of the fleet entertain
ment fund raised in this "city has been
spent on The enlisted men..- They have
siown. their appreciation of the atten
tion devoted to them by maklnff a rec
6rd of conduct which reflects a stan
dard of the present enlisted force of
the naval establishment.; '
Oldest Man in Canada eDad.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 23. John
McNabb, the oldest man in Canada,
died on the shores of Lake Manitoba
this week. McNabb was bora, in
western Canada in 1800, and would
have been 108 years old in August.
He had been in-, the employ of the
Hudson Bay company from boyhood.
Old Commander of Marblehead Dead.
New York, April 23. Commandpr
"ibrk, U. S. N., died today. During the
Spanish-American, war he was com
mander of the cruiser Marblehead..
SENATE APPROVES TREATIES
Washington;' April 23. Orders-were
issued at the naval denartment late-
yesterday detaching Rear Admiral General Arbitration Acts with , Great
Charles .M.,Thomas from' duty as com
mander of the sfceond' squadron" on
board the battleship Minnesota, to
duty irr command of the United States
Atlantic fleet; on board the Connecti
cutt. . The change is to take effect May
9 when ' Rear Admiral Evans '. is re
lieved.' ' ' . . . -.
Britain and Spain Accepted,
Washington; D. O, April 23. Gen
cral arbitration treaties with Great
Britain and Spain were ratified by the
senate yesterday. They' are. Identical
Anti-Bucket Shop Bill Passes. .
Albany, N. Y., April 23. The sen
ate bill making it a felony to conduct
bucketshop passed today by party
vote in the assembly." It now goes to
Springfield. 111..-, April 23. (Argus
Special. )-As eault of the Four
teenth congressional district caucus
preliminary to the democratic state
convention, two slates were sent be
fore -the committee tm credentials of
the convention. In tho first place, an
unusual incident developed 'which, had
the effect of arousing suspicions on
the part of each side toward the other.
MiMlnke in Itouin,
The caucus was called at 10 o'clock
in room'l on the third floor of the
capitol building. It so happens that
there are two rooms on the floor, one
bring attached to the senate chamber
and the other to the house of repre
sentatives. So, ilue to this fact, the
delegations assembled in both rooms,
and while the misunderstanding was
soon perceived, it loft, sovne feeling.
(. A. Cooke Chairman. .
When everybody finally got together
n the proper room the" caucus was
organized with (1. A. Cooke of Mercer
county as chairman and S. S. Italian
of Wnrren county as secretary. There
upon Andrew Olson of Rock Island
county presented a resolution pro
viding that the members of the com
mittee on permanent organization be
J. F. Ryan, Morrer county, Resolu
tions, T. J. Mcdill, Rock Island coun
ty, and David Tuinbull, Warren coun
ty, with the alternates A.M.Thornton of
Henderson county and T. J. Richards
McDonough county and the national
elector, W. II. Hartzell of Hancock
Demand n IIoll Cal I.
As soon as the motion was seconded
there were crien throughout the hall
for a roll call, which Chairman Cooke
said would be allowed by the standing
vote of all deleg.ites present, holding
that In a caucus a vote by delegations
May Create District.
The supreme 'court holds" that the
has never been adopted nor followed, legislature may create districts like a
and the unit rule applies solely to con-lpoynty or Te wnehrn all'H ' Ml a f"l t tilt
viUon- aciion. He thereupon asked I voters in the district shall decide that
all in favor of the motion to stand, intoxicating liquors shall not be sold
and the count was 29. in the district, then a villaee or citv
wouM Permit Aharnteea to Vote.-, I in this district created cannot permit
Tlie chairman was asked particular-1 the sale of liquors
ly why he would not permit each dele-
cation to cast its vote, and lie replied
that it was improper that this should delegates construed as an evidence of
The sale of liquor for medicinal pur
poses by druggists is never regarded
as the saloon business, says the su
Pay Bark License Fee.
Regarding the returning of the sa
loon licenses creating a debt, the isu-
preme court holds when a man gets a
saloon license and cannot use it, the
municipality issuing the license Is
morally bound, though not before the
passage of this law legally bound, to
pay it back to him.
Delegate Legislative Power.
One of the principal objections was
that the law permits the legislature to
delegate legislative powers to the peo
ple by permitting people in localities
to adopt the law. The supreme court
says that from the beginning to the
end the supreme court of this state
has held that to be legal.
Three Eleetlona Held.
Upon this decree depended the ef
fects of three saloon elections which
have been held under provisions of the
recent law. Those elections resulted
in 36 counties barring out saloons
together, while 36 other counties turn-'
ed the liquor dispensaries out of all but
0n- -or "two towns in the county. At -least
two and a half million people in
Illinois who have lived in prohibition
districts would perhaps be put back
into saloon territory if the supreme
court declared otherwise than it did.
be done because the roll call by dele
gations permitted the voting of dele
gates who are not present in the cau
cus, and it was known there were
After the nays had been recorded,
the chair called for the ayes to stand.
Tlbcre was no response, whereupon a
motion carried to adjourn.
' Sn-nnil Cauriin Called.
a disposition to take everything in
Held Canenn on Train.
En route to Springfield the Rock Is
land delegation caucused and elected
Ben T. Cable as chairman and W. C.
Maucker as vice chairman, and elected
a steering committee composed oi w.
C. Maucker, Andrew Olson and Cor
nelius Donovan, C. J. Smith, as alter-
OUT A CLUB HOUSE
Forced Occupants at Hot Springs Es
tablishment to Line Up Against
Wall and Take $10,000.
I Ti n t o n-ie crlvpn a canl In iha floTorr-a t irn
A second canons was immediately I . . ... ,
organized, with Truman Plantz of Han
cock county as chairman and J. W.
Lusk of Warren county as secretary
A resolution was provided as follows:
and William McEniry, another alter
nate, was chosen to act for Patrick
ThA latter arrivpd thlc mnrnin? Inst
Member of committee on credentials, after the caucus and fuy ap roved of
I. W. Lusk of Warren county ; perma- the program carried out by the Rock
ncnt organization. Patrick Tierman. Igland CQUnty delegationf stated
Mfuonougn county; resolutions j. lha(. hQ wouM EUStalQ u ,n every fe.
. .u i ! r SPCCU
11. Hartzell of Hancock county and D. fc fc f ne , of th
... "l . - convention, and it . Is not therefore
nates, James Hudson of McDonough what wm bft hg ,n
Hot Springs, Ark., 'April 23. Four
masked men with levelled revolvers
entered the club hoUse of the Indiana
club, early today, forced the occupants
to line up along side . the wall and
looted the place of from five to ten
thousand dollars and escaped.
county and D. R. Brady of Warren
county; national elector, Jett Gribbs-
by of McDonough county.
InMtruHtt for Hryan.
MILWAUKEE ROAD TO ORGANIZE ITS
EXPRESS SERVICE AND TO DO AWAY
WITH MONOPOLY; FOLLOWS OTHERS
Chicago, April 23. The Chicago, 1 is said that its present contract will
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway , com-1 not be renewed. .The reported pur
pose of the St. Paulroad is to apply
tts self-owned express service first to
the line that it is now extending tp
the Pacific coast and finally to all its
lines. The coast extension of the St,
raul runs f rom .Mowbridge, Minn., to
Seattle, Wash., and the construction
work is completed as far west as Miles
City, Mont. i. , - : " ,
tVIlt Go to Coast.
With the Pacific coast steamship
connection that the St. Paul hopes to
have, the express branch of Its service,
it is said, will be a considerable source
of revenue. " -
r If railroads generally follow this
plan it will automatically destroy the
express company monopoly. . A ,
pany, following the. example of other
big railroads, is preparing to conduct
its .own express business. The Con
tinental Express company Is being or
ganized by men within the railway
company, and it is said that the new
express concern will be ready for bus
iness within a few months.
Edward S. Averill has been selected
as general manager of the Continental
concern.'. He was formerly general su
perintendent of the United States Ex
press company. He is now president
of the. Copper Belt mines. . ",..-'.'
. " . Knock Ont IT. ,S.' Company.
The -United States Express company
with treaties heretofore ratified with !
France, Italy,- Mexico, Switzerland,! now does the business for the Chicago,
Norway and Portugal. .. .. 1 Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, and It
view of the contest.
Not Carried to Convention.
There was no contest before the
convention as to the Fourteenth; dis
A resolution was adopted instructing J trict. the regular caucus slate going
the delegates' to tne national conven-1 through. Some of the delegates in the
tion to vote lor Uryan lor president second caucus now admit they had
so long as nis name is Deiore tne na-jm 2S votes.
tional convention, and a committee The only fight In the convention is
was appointed to take the contest asion tne "personal liberty" plank.
to the legal resolution and delegates
before the state and national conven
tioiis. The caucus then adjourned.
There were 2S votes In the caucus,
although the roll by counties, count
ing the absentees, made the number 35.
Worked for Harmony.
The Rock Island delegation, since
coming on the ground late yesterday
afternoon, while working' unitedly for
Mr. Cable as national delegate, in hia
absence lias sought throughout to pre
serve, as far as possible, harmony In
the district, and just before, the dele
- II. P. S.
W. N. CLEVELAND IS
FINED AS AN AGENT
Nephew of Ex-President Convicted of
Being Connected With Bridge
, Trust at Columbus, Ohio.. -
Toledo, April 23. William N. Cleve
land, nephew of ex-President Grover
gates went into the caucus today, its I Cleveland, and member of the firm of
steering committee made a , proposi- Huston & Cleveland or Columbus, was
tion that the entire four candidates, for today sentenced to pay a fine of $500
district delegates be elected . and .ac- and remain five days In Jail, having
corded a half vote each., : V v been convicted of being a bridge trust
Hejeeted by. Hancock. ; V I agent.
This, however, was rejected! by the
Hancock , county, delegates. . although HEAVY DEBT; ASSETS SUALL
Mr. fianiz aeeiarea nimseu uviavor
of , it, and; stated that if he acted, in I Brokerage Firm of Wallace H. Hop-
accordance with bis-own wishes ' be I kins & Co. Stranded.
would be glad , to enter Into any com-1 ; Chicago, April 23. Federal Judge
blnation that would be harmonious, es-1 Bethea today appointed Edwin C. Day
pecially where it took Into considera-1 receiver for the banking and broker'
tion Rock Island county and Cable. age firm of Wallace H. Hopkins & Co.
He admitted that his combination had Ion petition filed by three creditors.
nothing to offer Rock Island county,! The petition declares the., liabilities
and included the .county. in bis slate. I of the firm amount to $10,000 and the
This position the Rock Island county assets $500,
Three Nominations Made.
Washington, April 23. The presi
dent sent to the senate today the fol
To be United States district judge
for the district of Minnesota Milton
Dw:glit Turdy. '
Rear Admiral Captain William S.
Postmaster at Indianapolis Robert
H. Bryson. -
Murderer Is Lynched.
Los Angeles, April 23. Joseph Simp
son who shot and killed James Arnold
last Sunday was lynched at Skidoo,
Cal last night. .'
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, April 23. Following
are in brief the proceedings of the
two houses of congress , yesterday as
taken from the official records:
SKNATK The Brownsville affair and
the naval appropriation bill occupied
practically the entire time of the sen
ate and both subjects will again be
under consideration today. Tne navai
bill was read through, with the excep
tion of the sections relating; to battle
ships, which will probably lead to an -
interesting discussion. Mr. Maie , an
nounced that he would propose an
amendment appropriating 97.000.000 to '
begin construction on the new battle
ships. Senator Warren, reverting to a
recent speech ay senator aie against
military enlargement, read statements
trom the secretary oi war ana tnecniet .
of staflf disclaiming any purpose of e- -
curing a regular army of 185.000 men.
HOC sk The sum total ot tne oay a
proceedings of the house was the pas
sage under suspension of the rules of
three bills and the defeat of one. When
adjournment was reached there was .
pending a measure which Instructs the
attorney - general to institute suits
against, the -Oregon A California Rail
road company lor tno-Torreiture-ot sev
eral million acres of land .grants In
Oregon. The bills that got through --.
were as follows: Declaring the right to .
enter as oil lands certain mineral lands;, -authorising
the alienation of certain'.,,
allotments, of the five. civilised tribes,
and removing the restrictions against
foreign ships with respect- to trade be
tween the United States and "the Phil
ippine islands. . By a large majority ,'
the bill to allow the; importation - of
foreign white laborers Into Hawaii was
defeated. At 4:48 p. m. the house took '
a recess until 11:30 a. to. today.