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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 200.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JUNE 8, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
I . BREEZE IN REPUBLICAN NATIONAL
COnUITTEE MEETING THREATENS TO
WRECK PARTITION BETWEEN ROOMS
Discovered by Sergeant at
Arms in Time to Prevent
ALLIES HAVE BACKED UP
No More Talk of a Bolt and
Taft Delegates Continue
to Win Places.
Chicago, June 8. The republican na
tional committee met shortly after 10
today to continue its hearing of con
tests for seats on the temporary roll
call. The first case taken up was that
of the Third Florida district. Follow
ing this three districts from Georgia
111 be taken up. Next on the list are
four districts from Kentucky. It is
possible this will comprehend all the
work the committee will be able to
handle today, but there are some mem
bers of the committee who believed it
would be possible to take up the con
tests from Louisiana, which includes
delegates at large and seven districts.
AH liy NfgTO Votrr.
'All contests yet to be settled are
brought by negro voters instructed for
Foraker, with the exception of four
districts in Kentucky, which are claim
ed for .Fairbanks, and two in Missouri
claimed' for Governor Hughes.
- Sbnklnft the Iloune Down.
The committee was compelled to
adjourn because a partition in itsVoom
was in a highly dangerous condition.
The room in which the com
mittee meetings were held in
the Coliseum annex was made
by the erection of several temporary
partitions. The high wind blowing
caused a terrific draft through the
building and weakened the framework.
About to Fall on Head.
It was about to fall upon the heads
of the committeemen when . the im
pending accident was noticed by Ser-geant-at-Arms
Stone. Chairman New
quickly ordered an adjournment. Car-
renters were summoned and the par
tition was soon properly braced and
, supported. ' - '
Taft Winn Again
The committee decided the contest
in the Third Florida district iu favor
of the Taft people. The committee
then took up the three Georgia dis
Go tbe Some Way.
Contests in the First, Second and
Third Georgia districts were decided
iu favor of Taft delegates.
Same In Kentucky.
In the First Kentucky district the
Taft delegation was seated
river continues to rise steadily and
will probably be out of its banks in 24
hours! Hundreds of. families at Ar
mourdale and Argentine moved to high
er places today. Merchants along the
wes-t bottoms at Kansas City are pre
paring for emergencies by moving their
stock to safe quarters. "
HONOR THEIR DEAD
Woodmen and Royal Neighbor Camps
Hold Memorial, Exercises at
The Memorial service at the ceme
tery yesterday afternoon, held in honor
of the departed members of the Wood
men and the Royal Neighbors, was at
tended by about 300 members of the
societies. The members met at the
Knights of Columbus hall and marched
to Market square, where special cars
were in waiting to take the camps to
the cemetery. The program consisted
of memorial speeches by President H.
VV. G. Bostock of the Memorial asso
ciation, Miss Myrtle E. Dade of -the
Royal Neighbors and Rev. Marion
Humphreys who spoke for the Wood
men. The Sylvan quartet sang sev
The camps ' represented were: Inde
pendence camp, No. 26, M. W. A.;
Rock Island camp, No. 29, M. W. A.;
Island City camp, No. 309. M. V A.;
C. W. Hawes camp, No. 1530, M. W.
A.; Mayflower camp. No. 101, R. N. A.;
Fay Hawes camp, No. 281, R. N. A.;
Dewey camp. No. 103C, R. N. A., and
Prosperity camp, No. 3931, R. N. A.
There was a large attendance .not
withstanding the threatening weather.
The drill teams of the Woodmen camps
appeared in uniform.
Modern Woodmen of Camp No. 199
of Reynolds held memorial exercises
a; the cemetery there yesterday.
There are seven members, including L.
D. Mudge, buried at Reynolds. - G. C.
Wenger of this city delivered an ad
dress and there was music by a
WORST IN YEARS
Tornado in Nebraska Kno wn to
Have Caused at Least
17 Deaths. '
TOWNS CUT OFF FR0L1 WORLD
Southern Part, of State and Northern
Kansas near Byron and Court-
THE NATIONAL: BIRD-PRO TEM
Club's Cruise is Spoiled
The 'cruise which the Island City
Boating association had planned for
yesterday had to be called off on ac
count of the threatening state of the
weather about the time the launches
were to leave" the harbor. It has not
yet been decided when to have the
picnic and the cruise, but it will be
some time in the near future.
The managers of the club met with
the commodore Saturday evening and
prepared rules which are to govern
the launches which are being kept in
the harbor. Boats entering the har
bor at night will be obliged to carry
light and to whistle a landing signal
Omaha, Neb., June 8. The tornado
which passed over southern Nebraska
and portion of northern Kansas Friday
evening was the most destructive and
covered the most territory of any. sim
ilar storm which has. visited the state
in many years. Seventeen are known
to be dead, five fatally injured, and a
score of others seriously hurt. In addi
tion reports state several persons were
killed at Byron, Neb., and Courtland,
Kan., which towns have been cut off
from communication from the outside
Three Towns Hit Hard.
At Carleton five residences and two
churches were utterly destroyed while
a new school building and 30 houses
were badly wrecked, . - ,
At Geneva the storm wrought great
damage and in .the adjacent country
claimed five victims, two of whom were
killed outright and three fatally in
jured. At Fairfield more than 40 buildings
were more or less damaged, and some
of them, including three churches,
were entirely demolished.
At Charles City, Iowa.
St. Paul, Minn., June 8. A special
to the Pioneer Press from Charles
City, Iowa, says that a tornado struck
that town about 5 o'clock last evening,
demolishing about 200 residences and
W. R. Beck and child were killed
and three children arc reported miss
ing. The path of the storm was about 10
rods wide and 10 miles long.
The tornado starred about three
miles southeast of the town, tearing
down farm houses and barns and kill
ing many head of stock. It struck
the southwest part of Charles City,
plowing a path through the north
east side, and spent itself a few miles
from town. ' .
Two Die In Wisconsin.
Mauston, -Wis., Juno 8. A tornado
struck the farm of John Dalton, a well-to-do
farmer living about four miles
south of Mauston, about 4 o'clock yes
terday afternoon, destroying his fine
farm house and barns and killing Mr.
Dalton and his 12-year-old son, Philip.
Gaic in Los Angelas Tim.
PARTY FIGHT AT CHICAGO
PLEASING TO ROOSEVELT
Washington, June S. Any doubt
that may have existed as to whether
the administration and Taft approve of
the methods pursued by Frank Hitch
cock, manager of the Taft interests
In Chicago in dealing with the con
testing delegations before the national
committee, was tset at rest by a tele
gram today from Taft to Hitchcock
directing him to make no change in
the methods pursued. Roosevelt does
not conceal his satisfaction at the
work being done in Chicago. The ad
ministration view is disclosed in the
following utterance which exactly rep
resents not only the views of the pres
ident but of Taft:
"Now is the time to settle the mat
ter. Those who are protesting at Chi
cago are the very ones who have been
making unceasing war on the admin
istration for a. long time and had the
tables been turned would have gone
to the limit of their power to elimin
ate the Roosevelt influence on the
FOR PRICE BOOST
Chicago Packers Announce Advance
in Canned Meats of 1 and 2
Cents Per Pound.
Chicago, June 8. It was announced
today by Chicago packers that because
which. will consist of two long and
. Renresentatlves of the "allies" were two short blasts. The landing whistle a snortage or catt e canned meats
iii v. i i . j it I will nft inrrpaspn hPtwAPrt l nnrt
win nisn i ic- i t-M i n 1 1 i i in i lit v i i n it i uu
There are a number of other rules cents Per pound."
which' will be posted in a conspicuous
place at the club house shortly.
present today la full force when the
committee began its deliberations.
There is no more talk heard of bolting
the national committee.
Hitchcock. Is Absent.
Frank H. Hitchcock, Taft's manager,
did not Bit today as a member of the
committee, Solomon Luna of New Mex
ico, whose proxy Hitchcock has held
during the previous session of the com
mittee, having arrived, and Hitchcock
withdrew. The "allies" were highly
jubilant over the withdrawal of Hitch-
1. 1 . L .. 1 1 .3 LM
cock aim t.iu.eu ...us, iiau tui ieu u ... day evening testified at the inquest
from the committee. Hitchcock sald'th. mnrn, r.n?nP(,r vranv Phil-
ENGINEER SAW BUT LITTLE
Crew of Rock Island Train Testify as
to Davenport Accident.
Members of the crew of the Rock
Island . local freight,' No. 88, which
struck and fatally injured Glenn Buf-
fum of this city and William Howell
of Clinton west of Davenport Wednes-
Little Hope for Belmont.
Hempstead, L. I., June 8. Oliver II
P. Belmont, ill with appendicitis, was
much weaker today. Hope for his re
covery is practically abandoned.
VICTIM OF GANGER
George E. Spickler, Well Known
Andalusia Citizen, Passes
After Long Illness.
HAD BEEN BEDFAST 7 MONTHS
Griffin. Veteran Rock Island
Engineer, Dies at Goodland, Kan.
NATIONAL BREWERS TO HOLD PUBLIC
SESSIONS TO THROW HORE LIGHT ON
PHASES OF PROHIBITION QUESTION
Forty-third street, were conducted yes
terday afternoon at the Sacred Heart
church by Rev. J. F. Lockney. Burial
took place at Calvary cemetery.
ARE TO BE JUDGES
Meeting at Milwaukee Open to
Public For First Time
Colonel F. E. Hobbs One of the Army
Men to Act at Forester Drills at
Woodmen Head Camp.
Colonel F. E. Hobbs, commandant
of Rock Island arsenal, and Captain
J. E. Normoyle, a Rock Island boy,
now at Fort Leavenworth, are two of
the regular army officers who will act
as judges in the Modern Woodmen-
forester drill competition at Peoria at
the head camp next week. The drills
will take place Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday and $6,490 in prizes will
be awarded, the sum being $1,200
greater than has been given at any
previous head camp.
The Illinois caucus, which will be
the most important of the 39 state
caucuses to be held, will take placr.
ar me .ureve tjoeur ciuo wonaay even
ing and W. A. Northcott, formerly head
consul, will preside.
Say They Have Been Misrep
resented Mesjage From
MOLINE TAG DAY
A BIG SUCCESS
Ladies Raised $700 for Bethany Home
by Sale of Little Cards on the
gaged in the real estate business while
a resident of Andalusia.. He was prom
inent in Woodmen circles and took an
active part in the local affairs of the
republican party. Besides the wife
there are four children surviving, Mrs.
George Herbert, Edward, Vera and
tAnna, Jill of Andalusia. The funeral
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3
o'clock with services at the Andalusia
Baptist church in charge of Rev. J. R.
Spiller of Marston. The Woodmen
lodge, of which deceased was vice con
sul for a number of terms, will partici
Tag day as conducted in Moline
Saturday was surely a success. The
ladies in charge were on the streets
early and sold tags for large and
small sums, clearing $700. Several of
the big manufacturing establishments
bought $100 worth of tags at a time.
The money will be donated to Beth'
any home. "While the sum cleared In
Moline falls short by over $100 of the
amount collected in Rock Island 'some
time ago, the showing made is . excel
lent considering the unfavorable
weather. The contributions in Rock
Island, however, were more general,
not more than $5 being paid in any
Milwaukee, Wis., June 8. Brewers
throughout the country are arriving
in Milwaukee to attend the conven
tion of the United States Brewers
association which opens tomorrow.
For the first time in the history of the
association a public meeting will be
held. Brewers say they want pub
Want Argument Made Public.
They want the question of proaioi-
tion spread before the people in all
its phases, believing misrenresenta-
tions have been made by the adher
ents of prohibition. At tbe open meet
ing will be presented the side taken
by the brewers as well as arguments
Meanaice from Prohlbltiontatau
Minneapolis, Minn., June 8. The fol
lowing telegram was today sent to the
national convention of brewers in ses
sion at Milwaukee:
"The prohibition state convention of
Minnesota, now in session, sends con
dolences to your association. Your
business is doomed, as your outposts
are now carried and the prohibition
army is about to move against your
main body. The church and society
has now declared, and the state will
soon say 'the saloon must go." "
George E. Spickler, one of the lead
ing citizens of Andalusia, died at his
home in that village at 9 o'clock last
evening after a long illness with can
cer. He had been afflicted more than
a year and for seven months had been
bedfast and practically helpless. Mr.
Spickler was born Aug. 4, 1S59, in
Edgington township, and grew to man
hood there. In 1880 he married Miss
Anna Findley of Andalusia and remov
ed to Marshall county, Iowa, farming
there for three years. Returning to
this county the family made their
home in Edgington for a number of J
years, removing finally to Andalusia
about 10 years ago. Mr. Spickler en-
Raiiway Owners and Employes Must
Cooperate, Declares B. L. Winchell
however, his retirement was in no way
connected with the protests against
him, which had heen filed by the "al
lies," and declared if occasion should
arise making such action desirable or
necessary he would assume another
tthnn Glvrn Up Headquarters.
this morning. Engineer Frank Phil-
hps stated that he saw; nothing till
he noticed a body flying' through the
air. He stopped the train and one
body was found lying near the right
of way and the other between the
two tracks. The fireman's . testimony
was similar. Another adjournment
Following is an extract from an ad
dress delivered by President B. L.
Winchell of the Rock Island lines at
a meeting of old time railway men,
Des Moines, Iowa, May 26, 1908:
"I want to say a few words in the
most forceful way I know how as to
the absolute necessity, from this day
on, of a fuller cooperation between the
owners of railroad properties and
those who are on the pay roll ; and
was taken till tomorrow in order to
Chicago June 8-Rootns reserved get the testimony of the crew of tne by thJs r mean every employe, 'from
early in the year at the Auditorium ho-1 Milwaukee freight train upon which the presldent, up and down. I say
me iwv jruuu8 icu ic tu Up and down, because I believe that
nave nuaeu 10 lxauaui.
tel by Leslie M. Shaw . as political
headquarters were today given up by
Shaw," who telegraphed the manage
ment le desired to keep but one room
PLOT TO BLOW UP
THE ROYAL FAMILY
some of you perform . service more
valuable to the company's welfare
than the president does.
I want to make it plain tonight
that we have . reached . a point where
we must recognize that our immediate
interests, and, indirectly the interests
James Griffin, formerly of this city,
died at his home in Goodland, Kan.,
Saturday after an illness of nearly a
year with Bright's disease. Mr. Griffin
was one of the widely known railroad
men on the Rock Island, of which he
had been an employe nearly all his
life. He started to work in the local
yards when a boy and rapidly ad
vanced to the position of engineer
which he had held for the last 22 years.
NO LENIENCY FOR
Poisoner cf Vzral Family of Chicago
Loses Before Board of Par
- dons and Governor.
Springfield, 111., June H. Herman
Billik, convicted at Chicago on ' the
charee of noisonirur members of the
He was given a passenger run be- Vzral family, must forfeit his life Fri
tween Goodland and Denver 15 years day aa a nenalty for his crime, as the
Police Frustrate Scheme Having for
Object Death of King of
Lisbon, June 8. Police have frus
trated a big plot hatched by . the So
ciety of the, Black Cross to' blow op
with bombs members of the royal fam
ily at a religious feast to be held June
18. ' Among the ringleaders are three
nfttorlouB anarchists., :
of the whole country, are dependent shall the rate be kept where it is and
upon Improved conditions in this par-1 conditions remain as they are today?
"The margin of profit for .railway
service must be increased. It can be
DERVISH WINS THE RACE
First at Bermuda After Chase Across
Hamilton, Bermuda, June 8. The
schooner yacht Dervish, owned .by
Commodore Henry Morse of the Co-'
rinthian Yacht "club, . has won the
ocean race from Marblehead to Ham
ilton in class "B." It finished at 12:40
tnts morning. jone or me compeu- increased onlv in one of two wavs:
iors in its class was in sight at day- J elther rates must giightly higher or
ngnt. . , I wages must be slightly lower,
: "TlTilla nrn. An nnt vnnt frt - olnnf
HITCHCOCK TRIAL RESUMED the latter alternative, we are not yet
sure that rates can be raised. Many
Selection ... of . Jury to Hear Charges j protests are being made by commer-
Against Actor Taken Up. - cjai bodies: many merchants feel that
New York, June 8. After three days 8ucn a course on the part of the trans-
j in a cell in the Tombs Raymond Hitch- j portation companies would seriously
cock appeared In- the supreme court affect 'the , Interest of .the shippers,
today prepared for the resmption of j and, altogether, it is made plain to us
his trial on-indictments growing out that an advanced rate basis cannot
ver Nearly Out of Banks and of charges preferred by several young tbe obtained without great difficulty or
Threatens Kansas Citv. , lEirls. There was only one juryman in; without some serious acrimonies. "
Kansas City, Mo., June 8. The Kaw the box when the' trial was resumed. "I am sure that a great many of the
protests against a slight advance in
the general rate basis of the country
are made without giving the subject
proper consideration. For instance,
the freight on a pair of shoes from
Boston to Chicago is something less
than the rate of postage on a letter
2 cents. If the rate on shoes should
be raised 10 per cent, the increase in
freight on a pair of shoes would be less
than two-tenths of one cent.
"Which course shall we adopt? Shall
we leave the freight on shoes where it
If. today, and have no customers for
same, or shall we Increase the price
two-tenths of a cent per pair, and have
everybody able to buy what shoes they
want and need? It is more important
that men should be set te work by an
advance of some particular rate from
17 to 19;cents per hundred pounds, or
ago and he removed to Goodland
where he had made his home since.
About a year ago he gave up his posi
tion in hopes of regaining his nealth.
He was born in this city in 1863
He is survived by his wife and four
children, who are in Goodland, seven
brothers, John, Michael, William
George, Dennis, Harry and Matthew,
and a sister, Mrs. Clarence Mart, all
of this city.
The remains will be brought to this
city for burial and funeral services
will be held Wednesday morning at
10 o'clock at the Sacred Heart church
Mr. rdiaand Vogele.
pardon board and Governor Deneen
today refused to modify the sentence.
ROUTE IS DESIGNATED
Militia Company to Leave for Spring
Colonel W. T., Channon of the Sth
regiment received orders this morning
regarding the transportation of the
different companies under his com
mand to the annual encampment at
Springfield. The local company with
Company F of Moline and Company B
of Geneseo will leave here Saturday
County League of C. E. to Hold
Semi-Annual Session in
REPRESENT MANY CHURCHES
Interesting Program Will Be Carried
OutRev. Mott R. Sawyers
to Give Address. .
night over the Rock Island for Peoria
Mrs. Ferdinand Vogele, 311 Nine-1 From there they, will go to Camp Lin
teenth street, died yesterday afternoon J coin on the Chicago & Alton, arriving
at 1:30 after an illness lasting about j early Sunday morning. A week will
four years. Mrs. Vogele was born in Ba- j be spent at the capital and then the
varla April 8, 1836. She had been in J guardsmen will return over the same
America since 18o2 when in company 1 route
with her parents she moved to this
country. Her parents settled in St. CQ HAVE A GOOD RECORD
Liouis ana remamea mere iwo years
MOVING TO HIGHER GROUND
"I believe the railway employes of
this country a vast army of a million
and a half of . men can settle this
question with tradesmen and with the
rate-making bodies of the states and
of the national government. You have
shown in the past that whatever you
demand with united front has been
granted. If you will realize now that
this matter affects your future much
more definitely than it does the future
of the railway companies. I believe
you , will take hold of it in the same
vigorous way that you have handled
other matters in the past. You have
only , to realize that it is your business
and not the business of the board of
directors, in order to. secure a satis
and then they came to Davenport.
Upon her marriage in 1858 Mrs. Vo-
gele and her husband came to Rock
Island wliere they have lived since.
She is survived by five children,
Mrs. Mary M. King of South Moline,
Mrs. Frances Klatt, Mrs. Anna H. Mc-
Children of Mr. and Mrs, William
. Hz use Faithful at School.
The record' of punctuality and .reg
ularity of attendance at school made
by. the .'children . of. Mr. and Mrs
George Kale and referred to Saturday
by The Argus is not to go unchal
Caff ery and Ferdinand P.. Vogele of jenged. The children of Mr. and Mrs.
this city ana Airs. iaa Mounn or si. i William Hause, 818- Fifteenth street,
Louis. There are also . 23 grandchil- kave igo made a record to be proud
dren and a great grandchild surviving J of Anna has attended school 11 years
ner. - . I without hpinar nhsont or tardv. In
The iunerai win oe nera irora bt,qnme years Edwin has been absent
Mary s cnurcn weanesaay morning ailout day and Arthur has just fin
9 o'clock and burial will take place atighed eighth grade and has been
calvary cemetery, u is requested Dyi absent but half a day
tne iamny mai no nowers oe eeni,. l Harland. son of Mrs. Belle Herbert.
mtu.. jomm on.. ; 1 1906 Third . avenue, . has Just corn-
Mrs. John Ohm 920 Vine street, Jpleted his ninth year at school with
Davenport, died yesterday afternoon. I out having been either absent or tardy.
Mrs Ohm was the mother of Mrs.
August B Nissen of thlg city. Mrs. m ANY BRIDGES WASHED OUT
Ghm was porninuermanymiMO. sne
had resided In Davenport over, 40 1 Saturday's Rain Did Much Dawage in
years. Besides . Jier aaugnter, . Mrs. I , the Country,
Nissen. her husband and a son, Max I Saturday's rain caused -floods whica
of Portland, ore., survive Jer. I washed out a number .of bridges In
rBrl t Mr. MeShaae. ! the country hereabouts. The result is
The funeral services over the re-ltbat travel has been seriously Inter
mains of Mrs.- James McShane, 610jfered with In many localities.
The semi-annual convention of the
Rock Island County Christian Endeav
or union will be held at the Second.
Congregational church, Moline, Friday,
afternoon and evening. The officers
of the union are: President, J. E. Cox. .
Ridgeview; vice president, Harry E.
Shiffer, Rock Island; correponding sec
retary. Miss Mary Schroeder, Rock Is
land; recording secretary. Miss Mabel
Siblinger, Port Byron; treasurer, J.
Hauberg, Moline; junior superin
tendent. Miss Ola Van Horn, Rock
Island; missionary superintendent.
Mrs. Marion Humphreys, Rock Island. .
The societies composing the nnion are:
Bethel Baptist, Port Byron; Congrega- .
tional. Port Byron; Second Congrega
tional, Moline; African M. E.. Moline;
Christian, Moline; Memorial Christian,
Rock Island; Central Presbyterian.
Rock Island; Aiken Street chapel.
South Rock Island; Presbyterian, Edg
ington; Presbyterian, Milan; Presby
terian, Coal Valley, Congregational.
Geneseo; Presbyterian, Geneseo; Con
gregational, Atkinson, Ridgeview Con
gregational, Ridgeview; Union; Sears.
, Opras tm Afleroom.
The first session will begin at 2:30
when the following program will be
Song service and devotional Rev. J.
H. Wilson, Port Byron.
Round -table talk Mr. Hunt, East
Music. ' '
Address. "Life's Best Choice"' Rev.
F. A. Smiley, Geneseo.
Roll call by societies.
Transaction of business.
Intermission. - -During,
the intermission the Chris
tian Endeavor - society of the Second
Congregational church will serve sap
per to those . in attendance who care .
to remain for the evening program.
Daveaprt Paatar Speaks. ' ,
The evening session will begin at
7:30 when the following program will
be glvenr . . ' v.-1H(
Praise service Frank '- Gregory,
Rock Island. . . T;- '.Q
. Vocal solo Miss Emma . Benson,
i Address, "Sons of America' Rev.
Mott Sawyers, Davenport. .-,
-Consecration service'1 Presldent-
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