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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 212.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY. JUNE 22, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
REPUBLICANS PLAN BOMBARDMENT
OF LITERATURE AND ORATORY FIT
TO BREAK RECORD FOR VERBOSITY
Object Seems to Lose Issues of
Campaign in Veritable.
Fog of Words.
Advance Proofs Are Being
Read To Be Printed After
the Denver Meeting.
I'm Congressman Blank of New Jer
sey, replied the otuer, ana he added,
"Are you not Senator Kean ol my
There is no record of what it cost
the congressman to square himself.
Washington, June 22. The republi
can congressional campaign book will
be out unusually early this year,, prob
ably six weeks sooner than it was is
sued four years ago. Proofs are prac
tically corrected up to date on such
matter as can be handled before the
democratic convention meets.
Mnndpnt la C'hnrarter.
The book will follow quite closely
along the lines of the last campaign
book, except tha some new ssues
will be introduced and others that
have ceased to bo of interest dropped
out. Considerable space will be'de
voted to the question, of injunctlms.
At the latest the book will be issued
Aug. ' 1. This will give campaign
speakers an opportunity to be pre
pared for the early opening of their
work wherever that is desired.
M ill II Heavy IolnK".
The committee is planning its work
with the idea tht th's year, more
than ever before, the campaign will
be waged by means of literary pro
ductions through the press and by
pamphlets, speeches and active work
of spellbinders. For that reason an
early issuance of the campaign book
has been regarded as especially de
sirable. Drmorrali in Imiuf Tiro.
JWashtngton, June 22. The demo
cratic congressional committee is mak
ing an early start in the publication
of a campaign book that is unique in
the history of the party. It will be
published July 1 and.will consist en
tirely of extracts from speeches made
in congress. It will permit the demo
cratic spellbinders to inform them
selves very early on thjo issues, that
are regarded as most important Jv the
committee. Later on the comnJttee
will issue an additional book contain
ing campaign matter.
A NOVEL TRIP ARRANGED
Silver Crescent to Take Excursion Up
Captain W. A. Blair of the Carnival
City Packet company has arranged
for a novel excursion trip to be made
Wednesday afternoon. The steamer
Silver Crescent will take a party
through the locks of the Hennepin
canal, and to the Moline bridge. The
Silver Crescent has a capacity of 200
people, and is the largest boat that
can pass through the canal locks. The
novelty of the trip will undoubtedly
attract a large company. The boat
is to leave Davenport, with Captain
Blair in charge, at 2 o'clock, and leave
Rock Island at 2:15. It will return
at 6:30. The Silver Crescent formerly
handled the' short line packet trade
between Quincy and Keokuk, but Was
replaced by the Keokuk.
The W. W. was north and south.
The Helen Blair was ' up from Mus
The stage of water was 11.25 at t
a. ni. and 11.30 at noon.
FORMING A CLUB
FOR LOCAL RULE
Democrats and Republicans of
Scott County Adopt Simi
BEAR ON LIQUOR QUESTION
Governor Johnson Endorser! fn.
Bryan's Running Mate and State
CO. P. Machine Scored.
Three Inches Fell in a Few
Minutes at Places Satur
Meet at Huber's Garden and Effect
Preliminary Organization, 18
The Tri-City Motor club was organ
ized yesterday at a meeting of motor
cycle owners at xiuber's garden in this
city. There were 18 present. The
next meeting will be held Thursday
in Jloline. There are between 09 and
70 motor cycles used in the three cities
and it is hoped that there may be at
least half a hundred members enrolled
eventually. Following are the oillccrs
President John Henderson. . Rock
Vice president Howard Stafford,
Secretary-treasurer G. R. Myers,
Captain II. S. Dickinson, Moline. . :
KILLED BY A TRAIN
ON THE MILWAUKEE
Fred A. Printz Struck East of Daven
port Saturday Night and Body
Cut to Pieces.
Fred A. Printz, a laborer, about 45
years of age, was killed by Milwaukee
passenger train, No. 39, south bound, a
mile east of the Davenport water
works about 8:30 Saturday evening.
He was walking toward the city and
was struck from the rear. His head
was crushed, one arm and one leg
cut off and the body otherwise man-
.eled. The unfortunate man had been
" fishing east of the city and. was carry
ing lines, one of which was found
wrapped about the tank of the'engine.
Mr. Printz lived at 121 Mound street,
Davenport. "He leaves a wifeyand
TERMS AT J0LIET
FOR TWO PRISONERS
The democrats of Scott county in
convention at Davenport Saturday af
ternoon confirmed, the result of the re
cent county primaries and adopted
resolutions of which the following are
"We hail with gratification the cer
tainty of the nomination for president
of the United States of the great com
moner, William Jennings Bryan, at the
hands of .the democratic national con
vention, io meet in Denver on July 7
1908, and we respectfully urge upon
the democrats of the country to select
as his running mate as candidate for
vice president of the United States
Governor John A. Johnson of the state
"We deplore the fact that the bitter
factional disputes in the republican
party in Iowa have lost to the state of
Iowa the opportunity of securing the
nomination of one of its sons upon the
republican national ticket for vice pres
"We respectfully and urgently re
quest the coining state convention of
the democratic party of Iowa to be
held at Sioux City on the 25th of this
month to declare in emphatic terms
against the proposed resubmission of a
constitutional amendment for the nro
hibition of the manufacture and sale
o intoxicating liquor in this state, and
we further urge upon said convention
the adoption of a platform which will
guarantee to communities like Daven
port and Scott county, the right to
mike their own police regulations upon
that subject, as home rule and local
self-government are democratic ideas
f.nd American ideas that can be con
lioverted by no fair-minded man."
Work to Same End.
inc republican county convention,
which was held at the same time as the
democratic and for the same purpose
adopted the following resolutions:
"We, the republicans of Scott coun
ty, in convention assembled, believing
tnat the great majority of the people
of bcott county desire a more liberal
statute than the present combination
of the prohibitory and mulct laws, and
believing that it will be to the best in
terest of the state at large, we hereby
declare ourselves to be in favor of a
local option measure, such as will give
to every county the regulation of its
own affairs with reference to the
manufacture and sale of liquors'. We
further pledge our candidates to the
legislature to vote and work for such
a measure, '
LOSS MANY THOUSANDS
Chautauqua Tent With 1,500
People Blown Down at
FOR JOHN MITCHELL
Illinois Trades Unionists Sup
port Former Miners' Head
CONVENTION AT SPRINGFIELD
Body Refuses to Score Republican
National Convention for Failing
to Use Gompers' Plank.
Prairie du Cliien, Wis., June 22. A
terrific rain, hail and wind storm late
Saturday night, lasting 40 minutes,
literally ruined all the crops, unroofed
buildings, demolished trees, put the
city list plant out of commission, blew
the telephone wires down and flooded
the street with water and hail.
Hail four inches deep was piled up
on the walks and trees two feet in di
ameter were twisted off. Washouts
on the railroads are numerous and in
dications are that the storm covered
a swath 45 miles mule.
I.n frame In Hit.
Ia Crosse reports that a terrific
wind and hail storm swept from Wi
nona down the Mississippi to Dubuque
In the afternoon the wind did con
siderable damage near Lakota, Minn ,
between Winona and La Crosse.
A big tent in which the chautauqua
is being held at the La Crosse inter
state fair grounds was blown down,
burying 1,500 people underneath. None,
however, were seriously injured, al
though many were painfully bruised.
I)rivnn florae In Street.
The loss in Frairie du Chien will
reach $200,000. In McGregor, across
the Mississippi, the loss will reach
$300,000. About four inches of rain
fell in the 40 minutes during 27 min
utes of which hail as large as walnuts
fell. Teams; hitehedqn the streetsat
McGregor were drowned.
PRESS AGENT STARTS DEADLY WORK;
SECRETARY TAFT'S TRAIN MISSES
WRECK BY NARROWEST MARGIN
documents to be usd cither for or
against them, as the case may be.
Want Mitchell for Vice Prmliicnt.
Dallas, Texas, June 22. John
Mitchell of Illinois, replying to a let
ter from Dallas democrats who started
the movement to h;.ve him nominated
at Denver for vice president, says in
part: "I am in no sense an aspirant
for tho nomination, and at this time
doubt seriously whether I should ac
cept it if offered to me. Political life
has little attraction for me; at the
same time I realize that no c'tizen
has an absolute right to refuse to per
form any service when called upon
by a large number of his fellow citi
zens to do so.
"Although at the present time I am
feeling quite well, my health for some
time has been poor. But I am con
scious of the fact that there are many
abler men who have better claim than
I to be so highly honored by the demo
At this time it looks as if the
Texas delegation would be a unit for
Mr. Mitchell's nomination, and his let-
tor is taken to mean that he would
not, decline the nomination. Reports
from Oklahoma show strong support
in that state for Mitchell.
Springfield, 111., Juno 22. Endorse
ment of John Mitchell's candidacy for
governor of Illinois, and a refusal to
act on a resolution condemning the
republican convention for failuro to
insert the Gompers Injunction plank
were the features of the first political
convention ever held in Illinois by
Other Changes Itrnorted.
Other candidates for political of
fices were endorsed by the convention
W. D. Ryan of Springfield, candidate
for the republican nomination for rep
resentative in congress from the
Twenty-first consrescional district.
S. J. Drew of Jolict. candidate for
the republican nomination for lieu
State Senator Thomas D. Bare of
Calhoun, candidate for reelection on
the republican ticket from the Thirty
II. W. Wilson and J. F. Morris of
Springfield, candidates for the repub
lican and democratic nominations, re
spectively, as representatives in the
legislature from the Forty-fifth district.
W. J. McGuiife of Quincy, candidate
for the democratic nomination for rep
resentative in the legislature from the
Walter Bush of Peoria, candidate for
the democratic nomination for repre
sentative from the Eighteenth district.
William Downey of Lincoln, candi
date for the republican nomination, for
representative from the Twenty-eighth
KeMOlution In Hot Debate.
The delegates were not a unit on
the proposition of endorsing candidates I St. Petersburg, June 22. Sentences
and heated debates lasting until late were handed down today in the case
last night were indulged in before the I of the participators in the Jewish mas-
Judge W. H. Gcst Sentences Frank
Hamilton and Frank Young to
the State Penitentiary.
Judge W. II. Gest in the circuit
court this afternoon sentenced Frank
Hamilton and Frank Young to the
penitentiary at Joliot, on verdicts of
guilty returned at this term of court.
Hamilton is the young man who was
convicted of robbery, and Young was
found guilty of burglary and larceny.
Missouri at Highest Point.
Omaha, June 22. The Missouri river
this morning showed the highest stage
during the recent rise, standing 18.5
feet. It is still rising slowly.
MISTOOK P. F. COX FOR
NEW JERSEY SENATOR
Moline City Attorney Out for Nomina
tion for Bench.
G. A. Shallberg, city attorney of Mo
line, has "consented'' to. become a can
didate for the circuit bench in this
county, subject to the decision of the
republicans at the primaries Aug. 8,
for the scat now occupied by Judge
PROSTRATED BY THE HEAT
Seven Overcome and Two Dead
Record up to Noon at Chicago.
! Chicago, Juno 22. Seven prostra-
Congressman From That State Makes It ions and two deaths were reported up
I Peculiar Error During Big Re
P. F. Cox is not a United States
senator, but is merely treasurer of
Rock Island county.. But for a few
minutes last week, while he was at
tending the republican national con
vention in the windy city, Mr. Cox en
joyed the deference which Is as a rule
to noon today from the heat which has
prevailed the past 24 hours. The mcr
cury at noon registered 88.
DOZEN DEATHS BY DROWNING
Heat Drives New Yorkers to Water,
Where Many Lose Their Lives,
New York, June 22. Twelve deaths
by drowning were recorded in New
paid to a member of the upper house York and vicinity in. the past 24 hours
or congress. (The intense heat is drawing thousands
Mr. Cox entered the barber shop I to the beaches to ek relief either in
the Auditorium. Annex, ana iouna an or on the water!
or the chairs lull, and many in line
ahead of him. He settled himself for
a long wait, when a distinguished
looking gentleman Just about to step
Pace Too Fast for Sherman.
Cleveland, June 22. Congressman
James S. Sherman, republican candi
Into the barber chair, Doweti, ana witn date for vice president who 13 the
beaming countenance urged Mr. Coxguest 0f Ex-Governor Herrick is said
to precede him. Mr. Cox was quite to be 'slightly indisposed today. It is
surprised, but took advantage of the expected he . will resume his journey
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uppui in u it j, mm wwi iLumcu i".(o nis Dome at uuca tomorrow.
thank the man who had shown him J -
such consideration. j Shumway for Lieutenant Governor.
- "But you have the best of me," said I Galesburg, 111., June 22. George
Mr. Cox, not being able to recognize . Shumway, mayor of'Galcsburgi today
the man who was bo friendly . toward announced his candidacy for llcuten-
him. . jant governor before the
"Why, I've' known you for years of the state. (
PAPER CO'S. FINED
Twenty-four Concerns Must Pay $1,000
For Violation of the Anti
New York, June 22. Twenty-four
companies manufacturing manila wrap
ping paper were fined $1,000 each by
Federal Judge Hough today. They
pleaded guilty Friday last to 'main
taining an illegal combination in re
straint of trade. They are members
of the Manila and Fibre association.
Russian Courts Impose
Maximum Sentence of
One Year in Prison.
Engine Driving Rod Breaks but
Detached Part Falls Out
side of Rails.
SPEEDING IN OHIO
Presidential Candidate Arrives
at New Haven to Join
sacre of 1905 at. Bialystok when '11
Christians and" 73 Jews, were killed
and 23 Christians -and 32 Jws wound
ed. One prisoner was sentenced to
three years' imprisonment and 13 oth
ers condemned from six months to a
year's imprisonment. Fifteen were acquitted.
JURY OUT SINCE FRIDAY
report of the committee on resolutions j
was adopted. The resolution carries
witn It a clause that any candidates
who have not yet announced them
selves or have' not been endorsed, if
they deserve it, may secure such en
dorsement from the executive commit
tee of the state federation. An amend
ment to the resolution provides that
no candidate shall bo endorsed by the
executive board unless ho secures the
endorsement of the centraf labor body Unable to Decide Whether Four Men
of the district which he desires to Accused are Guilty.
represent. I Washington, June 22. This after
1'rrpiti-inK a Hut. I noon the jury found Hyde and Schnie
President Wright nf tho stnt fod.lder guilty and Benson and Dimond
eration pointed out that the executive I not Sut!tv
body was preparing a list of al! mem- Washington, June 22. The jury in
bers of the legislature with reccrds the case of Frederick A. Hyde, John A
tu labor legislat ion in the las teeneral I Benson, Joozt H. Schneider and Henry
assembly. This will Le sent out into Dimond, indicted lour years ago ior
their districts in the loriu of camnaism alleged conspiracy to defraud the
United States out or large tracts oi
REPUBLICAN PARTY IS IN FULL RETREAT, SAYS BRYAN
Lincoln, Neb., June 22. Under the
caption v"In Full Retreat" William J.
Bryan in the next issue of the Com
moner vill discuss the republican con
vention as follows:
The republicans who attended the
national convention as spectators and
joined in the demonstration in favor of
President Roosevelt and Senator La
Follette miist have felt indignant as
they watched the panic-stricken dele
gates running" over each other in their
effort to get away from (he LaFollette
reforms, some of which had been in
dorsed by the president himself.
"Congrcssmon Cooper of Wisconsin,
representing the La Follette. men,
brought in a minority report signed by
himself -alone. Fifty-two members of
the committee signed the majority re
port and one signed the minority re
port. The republican party will find
the ratio of fifty-two to one a very em
barrassing one to deal with in the com
, Opposed to FabUelty.-
"Mr. Cooper's report contained a
declaration in favor of publicity as to
campaign funds. It was lost by a vote
of 880 to 94. more than nine to one.
and yet the. president has been advo
cating legislation in favor of publicity
as to campaign contributions, and Sec?
retary Taft wrote a letter to Mr. Bur
rows advocating the passage of a pub
licity bill. y '
"How fortunate It was that Secre
tary Taft's letter was finally discover
ed and published. Senator Burrows,
the man to whom the Taft letter was
address, was the temporary chairman
of tho convention, and the convention
over which he presided turned down
the publicity, plank by a vote of 9 to 1.
Who win deny that, on this subject,
the republican party Is retreating?
"Another plank of the La Follette
platform authorized the ascertaining of
the value of the railroads. This plank
republicans was lost by a vote of 917 to G6, nearly
fifteen to one. and . yet President
Roosevelt has advocated this very
proposition. Here is a retreat on the
Itetreat on Injunction.
In another column reference is
made to the injunction plank. The
injunction plank adopted by the re
publican convention i3 a,retreat from
the. position taken by the president,
and from the position taken by Sec
retary Taft In his speeches, although
neither of them went as far as they
ought 1o have gone in their effort to
prevent, what is known as 'govern
ment by injunction.' Here is the third
"The president has' advocated tho
income tax as a means of preventing
swollen fortunes and of equalizing the
burdens of government. The republi
can platform is silent on the subject.
Was the president right In the position
he took? If so, then the convention
was wrong in not indorsing him. Will
the republican voters follow the pres
ident in this just demand, or will they
follow the republican organization in
retreating from it?
"The president advocated an Inheri
tance tax, but the republican conven
tion is silent on that subject. Was the
president ahead of the republican par
ty in advocating this reform, or has
the republican party receded from tho
president's - position? Did the pres
ident give a false alarm on this, question-or
has the. party sounded a re
Refiin to No Hansen
tin the president's message to con
gress last spring he presented an in
dictment against the conspiracy , form
ed among the great lawbreakers to
prevent the enforcement of the law
and to evade the punishments provided
by law. The platform adopted by the
republican convention contains no In
timation of danger. If there are any
conspiracies, the convention did not
ee them; if Hhere are any dangers,
they are unconscious of them. Was
the president mistaken when he is-
public land in the west. Today in the
criminal court here reported they had
not reached an agreement. The court
instructed them to make one more ef-
fnrt in ro?irh n rnmninn nirrpenient
sued his defiance, or are the republi- The jury nas been out since Friday
think that an aroused public will calm
ly contemplate the encroachments of
predatory wealth. This is retreat
'The convention, by vole of 866 to
114 more than seven to one voted
down the plank in favor of the popular
election of United States senators. It
is true that the" president and Secre
tary Taft have never advocated the
popular election of senators. They
seem to take the Hamiltonian rather
than the Jefferson ian view, but the
most popular reform in . the United
States today is the reform that has
for its object the election of United
States senators by direct vote. It has
five times been indorsed by the na
tional house of representatives three
times when the house of reprcsenta
fives was republican. It has been in
dorsed by nearly, two-thirds of the
BAILEY MAY N01 BEABLET0G0
Texas Senator III in New York and
May Not Recover in Time.
New York, June 22. Friends of Sen
ator Bailey of Texas think Is is doubt
ful if he will be able to take any active
part in the Denver convention. The
senator i's still in bed at the Waldorf,
and it will be a week or ten days be
fore he can get out.
PRESIDENT TAKES IT EASY
Makes no Appointments for Visitors
at Summer Home.
Oyster Bay, June 22. No appoint
ment was mado by the president to
receive any visitors at Sagamore Hill
today' and none has been made for the
Dennison, Ohio, June 22. Secretary
Taft had a narrow escane last, nltrht
from being involved in a serious wreck
on the Pennsylvania flyer, which was
carrying him east. As i he train was
speeding along at the rate of 50 miles
an hour, the piston rod on the left side
of the locomotive broke short off. In
stantly, almost, the cylinder of the en
gine was cracked by the unmanage
able rod. The train was just approach
ing a signal tower east of Cbschocton.
The operator saw that something ser
ious was wrong and threw down a sig
nal to stop the train. The engineer
applied the emergency brakes and the
train of six cars came to a stop on a
hharp curve. The accident occurred
at 6:30 o'clock. Secretary Taft made
no comment on the incident when in
formed of it.
I-'rll Outnlrie Ralln.
"If the piston rod, after it broke, had
gone under the train,!' said the engi
neer, "we would have gone into the
ditch as we were running 50 miles an
hour and the derailment would have
been a serious matter. Fortunately,
the broken rod landed 6 or 8 inches
outside of the left rail. "That saved
us." ' ' :
Immediately the tower man sent a
message to Dennison for another loco
motive and after a delay of about an
hour the locomotive arrived and the
giEfrilfa4 on its way east.
Mnnt Be Opflmiirt.
New York, June 22. Taft left for
New Haven at 11 a. m. He will meet
Mrs. Taft In New Haven and will be
the guest of Treasurer F. W. Farham
of Yale university during his stay in
that city. Taft said he expected to
call on the president at Oyster Bay
Friday in company with Luke E.
Wright, his successor as secretary of
Asked about the political outlook
Secretary Taft said a man must be an
optimist to succeed. He spoke with en
thusiasm about the demonstration for
Roosevelt at the Chicago convention.
Concerning the vice presidential nom
inee, Taft said, "I have known Sher
man for a long time and think very
highly of him. However I do not
think this is the time to discuss per;
Taft said he did not expect to re
turn to Cincinnati until fall and that he
will start his campaign for president in
that city in September.
Avoid Tnlklnc nf Democrat.
Taft declined to discuss Bryan's
comments on the anti-lnjunctlon plank
adopted at the Chicago convention nor
would he discuss any feature of the
Arrivr at w Havea.
New Haven. June 22. Secretary
Taft reached this city at 12:55 and left
the station in an automobile for the
New York, June 22. Secretary Taft
arrived at Jersey City from Cincinnati
at 10:10 this morning and left at 10:15
on the ferry boat Pittsburg for New
York. . He was unaccompanied save
for secret service men.
KtatP nf thr. .,nin an ihor. nmk early part of this week. Recreation
ably not a state in the union in which as Iar as Pssidib- wiu ue tU xeo-
it would not he Indorsed at a nonnlar lacnl 8 program
election, and yet in spite of the rec
ord made in the houses and by the var
ious states this reform is rejected by
a seven to one vote in a republican
Retreat oa Seven Proposition.
Here are seven propositions upon
which the republican party, in national
convention assembled, has retreated
from- the position taken by that party
in congress or from the position taken
by the president. WThat have Roose
velt republicans to say? The pres
ided has awakened a spirit of reform
within his party, he has at least re
vealed to the world that there are re
formers In. the. republican party. Can
COUPLE LEAVE FOR ENGLAND
Anna Gould and Prince Helle Will Not
Return to FranceTill Married.
Paris. June , 22. The departure of
Mme. Anna Gould and Prince Helie de
Sagan from Paris for England where
they will be married is confirmed.. The
couple will not agaiiv return to France
until the wedding has taken place.
Engine Boiler Explodes.
Imlay Cityi Mich., June 231 Engineer
Thomas Fibbs was killed and Fireman
Brown " and Brakeman Smith fatally
scalded when the boiler of a Grand
Trunk freight engine exploded today
that spirit now be queuea oy a stand- two TOlle8 west, of here.
pat convention Minions or republi
cans have enlisted at the president's! Life Term for Wife Slayer.
call to arms and are ready to march I Milwaukee. June ,22. George Wil
forward; will they furl their banners I Iougbby, a, prominent business man
and turn back merely, because the and church worker who confessed the
president- acquiesces in the sounding I killing: of his wife last March, was
of a retreat ' . - (today sentenced to life imprisonment.
END OF HOT PERIOD
Weather Bureau Issues Bulletin on
What May Be Expected Dur
ing the Week.
Washington, June 22. The weather
bureau today issued a bulletin pre
dicting that the hot wave now cover
ing the country generally east of. the
Rocky mountains will break over the
plains states Tuesday over the Mis
sissippi valley and western lake
region Wednesday night and in the
Atlantic states Thursday, Local rains
and thunderstorms will attend ths ad
vent of cooler weather. Moderate
temperature will be experienced all
over the eastern cart of the country
during the closing days of the week.;
Knights of St. John MeeC
, Reading. Pa., June -22. , The 28th na-'
tional convention , of - the Knights . of
St. John convened here today with
delegates present from a dozen states.
The feature was a parade of about
2,000 uniformed knights. - .
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