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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO, 217.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. JUNE 27, 1908. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DISTRIBUTION OF TICKETS FOR THE
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
HUNDREDS VISIT THE GRAVE OF
GROVER CLEVELAND AT PRINCETON;
MILITIAMEN ARE KEPT ON GUAR)
HEIR TO TEDDY'S SUIT
BOTHERS COMMITTEE AND
Seems Everybody in Colorado
and Surrounding States
FOR PARTY OF FRIENDS
Meeting Being Held to Pick
Temporary Officers, Sev
eral Being Mentioned.
Denver, Colo., June 27. The distri
bution of tickets to the democratic na
tional convention promises to develop
in:o a serious problem for members
of the national committee and officers
of the convention. There is a tre
mendous demand for admission tickets
and every incoming mail adds to the
pressure and increases its perplexity
, of the. men who are to dispense, ad
missions. From present indications It
seems as though every party man in
this and adjoining . states expects to
attend all the sessions and wishes tic
kets for himself and a party of friends
Mnch of Kovrlty for Drnvrr.
A national convention is more or a
novelty here than in Chicago and in
terest in outside political quarters is
keen and universal. This afternoon
the sub-committee on arrangements is
holding a session at which officers of
the convention will be picked.. That
of temporary chairman is giving most
concern and interest. Gossip early to
day freely mentioned the names of
Theodore A. Boll, of California; II. D.
Clayton, of Alabama; Free P. Morris,
of Illinois; Governor Folk, of Missouri,
and Jndson P. Harmon of Cincinnati
as prominent possibilities to fill that
May lint Hern lrirl.'
Friends of Boll outside of the com
'mtttff n?fiiii'tl iivunfittnt-ftctwmM-hc-named
but there is also a strong ru
mor, to the effect his name has been
dropped. " Clayton was-strongly favor
ed and if he is not nominated as tem
porary presiding officer it seems, -possible
he might be given the gavel
when the permanent officers' are nam
ed. It is said in some ryiarters Bryan
would be pleased with '"Bell and Clay
ton for the chairmanship, being will
ing either man shall fill either posi
tion. Jobnbun Men f iierrful.
Such Johnson men as are on the
groundexpressed themselves today as
being-'greatly cheered by reports they
are receiving from the east to the ef
fect Bryan would not be able to con
trol votes from there. Bryan people
on the other hand, merely laughed and
asserted all opposition to their man
will not total more than 125. votes.
Denver Im Itrnil)-.
Denver, Colo., June 27. The tall
has opened in Denver and the pre
liminaries for the democratic national
convention are well under way. The
members of the national committee
have arrived and all the preparations
preliminary to the convention are be
ing attended to.
Indications point to the greatest at
tendance that has ever been known at
a democratic convention. So general
is the impression that the attendance
will be a record-breaker that extensive
preparations have been made for car -
ing for the crowds in addition to what
inH A Wilno. the
campaign of entertainment.
No Extortion Allowed.
Exceptional Interest is taken to pro
vide against the Impression gaining
credence among the delegates or vis
itors that Denver or its citizens are
looking for any advantages from the
convention beyond what comes from
being known as a great "convention
city." No extortion will be permitted
and rates In all hotels and restaurants
will remain where they, were before
the convention crowd arrived. Every
effort will be made to convince the vis
itors that Denver can care for the
crowds in a satisfactory manner and
provide entertainment for visitors that
will please and hot overtax tthem
The new auditorium Is already com
pleted and the decorations are going
up rapidly. There are 14,000 folding
chairs, all presenting a view of the im
mense assembly hall that is equally
satisfactory. The raised platform that
Is located in the center of the auditor
ium Is the cynosure of all eyes within
the, building, none of the seats, even
those In the galleries, being unsuited
for, hearing and seeing.
. . l.eailem On tlie Gruunil.
Democratic leaders have already ar
rived and have begun preparations for
the convention. It Is planned to carry
on the work of the convention with all
8pe"l possible and there i3 no likeli
hood of the sessions extending beyond
three days. The weather conditions
will be superb, as is always the case
during the first half of July, and the
sessions of the convention will be con
ducted with comfort to all the dele
gates and visitors.
An effort will be mada to persuade
the leading delegations from distant
states to remain over a few days after
the work of the convention has been
dispatched and take trips through va
rious parts of the state. The places
of interest, in the state are so many
and varied that special trains will be
taken to view them..
Huh illicit to See.
Mining camps, cattle ranches, im
mense irrigation projects, wide valleys
devoted to fruit and horticulture and
measures of coal more extensive than
can be found elsewhere in the coun
try are some of the sights that are to
be seen. The demonstration of how a
10-acre tract of land, by intensive
farming, can be made to yield more
than a quarter section by ordinary
methods is also an interesting sight
peculiar to Colorado.
If the convention enables the people
of Denver and Colorado to place before
the world the- manifold attractions of
the state to good advantage, the plans
of those who secured the convention
will be fulfilled.
COURT SEES FLAW
" IN PURE FOOD LAW
Injunction Granted at Cincinnati to
Prevent Marking Package of
"Spirits" as Alcohol.
Cincinnati, Ohio, - June 27. Judge
Thompson has granted a temporary
injunction restraining Internal Rev
enue Collector .Bottman from brand
ing as "alcohol" certain products of
the Cliftoji Springs Distilling company
heretofore branded as "spirits Last
month the treasury department issued
regulations to collectors and gangers
regarding the marking of distillers'
packages in conformity with the pure
GO AS STOKERS TO
COMPETE IN GAMES
American Athletes Picked for Olymp
ian Competition Show Surpass
. ing Enthusiasm.
New York. June 27. When the
steamer Philadelphia sailed for Europe
today it carried practically all the
American team athletes who . are to
compete in the Olympic games at
London. Two members of the team
were so anxious to compete in Londotf
tnat today beKa,n thcir '"P -cross
line Aiianiic as siuuvin uuv ui iiirin
on the Philadelphia and the other on
the Minnehaha. ,
HAND IN THE ROW
He and Taft and General Wright at
Conference in WhichCommittee
Chairman Is Discussed.
Oyster Bay, June 27.-r-Secretary
Taft and General Luke E. Wright ar?
l"",u "" roiu "
conference with the president regard-
rived here this morning and held a
l"S I"? asiumpium ui tue wui pon-
folio by Wright and on the chairman
ship of the republican national com
mittee. THAW GETS NEW WRIT
OF HABEAS CORPUS
Counsel Will Endeavor Monday to Se
cure Jury Trial to Pass Upon
. HTs Mental Condition.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 27. liar
ry Thaw today obtained a new writ of i
habeas corpus returnable before Su
preme Justice Mills at White Plain
Mondav morning whence counsel willi
endeavor to secure a Jury trial to pass
upon his mental condition. A writ was
served this morning on the order of
Sheriff Townseml in anticipation of
Judge Morschauser signing an order
(V,; -ii.,rr Hummntunitinir Th-inr ,
Vina " - -- O " "
ECLIPSE OF SUN TOMORROW
Will; Be Partial and Visible Here Dur
ing . the Morning. r.
Tomorrow forenoon there is to be
an annular, eclipse of the sun which
will be visible here through a smoked
glass. .About half the sun will be cut.nian Sherman again enjoyed a good
off from view when the phenomenon 'night's sleep and awakened this niorn-
is at Its height, which will be-about
10 o clock. .
UNCLE SAM: "BILL,' YOU'D LOOK SO - MUCH BETTER IN YOUR OWN CLOTHES."
- - Harper's Weekly. Copyright, 1908, by Harper and Brothers.
LIQUOR ISSUE UP
Subject of Warm Fight in Ten
nessee Democratic Guber
Former Has Backing cf the W. C. T.
U., While Liberals Are Solidly
' Behind the Latter.
Nashville, Tenn.. June 27. The cam
paign for the democratic gubernatorial
nomination between ex-Senator Ed
ward W. Carmack and Governor Mal
colm R. Patterson closed last night in
a whirlwind finish and today the pri
mary is being -held throughout the
state. The campaign has been one
of the bitterest and most partisan in
the history of the commonwealth and
has attracted wide attention because
of the fact that state wide prohibition
has been the' leading issue in the
nm-ketl hy V. V. T. V.
Carmack, who stands for state wid'?
prohibition, hart the support of the
Women's Christian Temperance union,
whiie the liverai element in the statp
is almost solidly behind Patterson.
POSTS A PRIZE CUP
FOR THE BOAT GLIB
Ramser Offers a Silver Trophy for
Championship of Local Fleet of
Speed Motor Boats.
J. Ramser, the jeweler, has become
interested in the Island City Boating
association and wishing -to give it a
boost has offered it a silver loving
cup to be put up for a trophy in any
way that the club desires. In giving
the cup he makes but one condition
and that is that It be the object of
competition every year. He greatly
favors making it a prize for the tri
tities rather than Rock Island alone
aiid this is favored also, by the rep
resentatives of the club to whom he
made the offer of the gift. No definite
plans have been, arranged as yet in
regard . to the accepting of the cup,
but It-will undoubtedly excite great
enthusiasm among the launch owners
of the club.
Members of the club who have heard
of the offer of the cup are already
discussing whether the race in which
fUD is to, he-the Prize snal1 bo a
handicap affair or a free for all. Some
of, the optimistic ones are hoping that
there will be other merchants who will
put up something in the way of a prize
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Mr. Ramser. posts is a beautiful silver
loving cup 12 inches in heighth and of
considerable value. He suggests in
giving it that the inscription "Tri City
Motor Boat Trophy" be engraved upon
it and after that the names of the
boats which win it each year.
Sherman Normal in Morning.
Cleveland, Ohio, June 27. Congress-
Ing with , temperature, pulse and respir-
lation normal. - - - - - . -
1908 BT HARPER & BROTHERS tT JTiJ?
TO MEET HERE
OCT. I0-I3 TO
Annual State Conference Dated
at Meeting of Executive
NOTED SPEAKERS COME
Governor Deneen Expected to
Address Opening Mass
Chicago, June 27. (Argus Special.)
At a meeting of the" executive com
mittee of the state conference of chari
ties held yesterday afternoon in this
city it was decided to hold the annual
conference Oct. 10, 11, .12 and 13 in
l(ock Island if those dates are ecu
venient. The conference will open
with a mass meeting Saturday
night, Oct. 10, at which it is expected
hat Governor Deneen
will be the
Dr. lejrr to Tnlk.
The most prominent specialist to
peak at the conference will be Dr,
Adolph Meyer, one of the directors
of the state pathological institute of
New York who was formerly at the
Kankakee institute and who inaug
irated the work there. He will speak
on "The Duty of the State Toward
The Duty of the State Toward the
Blind" will be the subject of the ad
dress of George W. Jones, superin
tendent of the state school for the
blind at Jacksonville.
luilliiua Man on Program.
Amos V. Butler, secretary of the
state board of public charities of In
diana, will speak on "The" Visitation
of Children'." "Epilepsy and Epileptic
Colonies" will be the subject of the
address of Dr. S. V. Podstata, super
intendent o the northern hospital for
the insane ' at Elgin. Dr. Emory F.
Lyon, superintendent of the Central
Howard Prison association of Chicago,
will "read a paper on the fee system
among the county officials. A cpecial
afternoon will be devoted to alms
houses and the steps necessary for
their further improvements.
Will Have an Exhibition.
A new departure' will Pe exhibits
from the various .institutions of work
done in- them by the patients
Considerable attention will be paid
to the subject of tuberculosis and the
care of dependent girls in the state
Sunday the, members of the confer
ence occupy the pulpits of the various
Protestant, churches, in - Rock Island.
Moline, .and possibly Davenport, and
make addresses. On. one day the
Western hospital for the insane at
atertown, ... where industrial educa-
cation has been developed to the high
est' degreewill be 'visited. - .
DEAL FOR RACES
Big College Regatta at Albany
Finds Wind and Water
IVE SCHOOLS ARE ENTERED
Wisconsin Only One From the West
-tPrinctpar Events to" 'be Run
Late In tlie Day.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 27. Syra
cuse won the four-oared race, with Co
lumbia second. Cornell, which was
leading at the time, collided with the
stake boat and was compelled to with
draw. Pennsylvania, which finished
second, was disqualified.
poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 27. Cor-
nell won the freshmen's eight, Syra
cuse second, Columbia probably third,
Vlnl aud Wntrr IVrfrrt.
Poughkeepsie, June 27. Almost per
fect weather and water conditions pre
vailed this morning and indications
gave every promise of holding eo until
this afternoon when the first race
the four oared, in intercollegiate re
gatta was scheduled to start over the
two mile course on the Hudson river.
Five crews representing Syracuse, Col
umbia, Pennsylvania, Cornell and Wis
consin colleges will contest in the
three events except Wisconsin has no
entry in the four oared race.
Kli-Mt Thiv Favftrltra.
The first three named are favorites
in the big event, the 'varsity eight
oared which will start at 5 q'clock,
wind and water permitting, over a
course four miles long. The freshmen
eight will be rowed at 4 o'clock..
SAYS BOOTHS WERE
OFFERED ARMY AID
Hussey Declares Salvationists
Should Not be Blamed in Con
nection With Murder Case.
Rock Island, June 27, Editor Argus
I saw an article in your paper of
June 25 regarding the Booths placing
the blame on the local Salvation Army
for. not helping them in their late be
reavement and trial. I think there
must be some mistake so I take this
way of throwing some light on the
scene so the public can nave the truth.
I wish to say, first, that I am not a
member ot the Salvation Army, there
fore have nothing at stake in correct
ing this error, although I did spend
four days at the time of the tragedy to
help Robert and . Mrs. Booth, not be
cause they were anything to me but
because theywere members of the Sal
vation Army ana in distress.
L-also know, that the officers at the
division headquarters came here as
soon as they were -wired to give their
assistance.. Major Cowyi- made ar
langements with attorneys to. take
their case but - the officer was- , turned
down by Mr. Booth. . They also offered
oilier help but it was-rejected. ;? Also
headquarters offered to bury, the little
one but again, was. turned down. Still
when the bill was sent in to the head
quarters It was paid by the Salvation
Array aud money sefn to them come
to headquarters, lalso know of the
local officers ot.-theSrmy in Rock Is
land and Davenport sending them
fruit and food-out of their meager in
come whila-ir. and Mrs. -Booth were
incarcerated. -. ,
Enign Buikema of Rock Island and
Captain Granthem of Davenport left
not stone unturned to help them out
of their trouble.
And many others did their best to
help them in their sorrow because of
the fact they were in the Salvation
Army and here among strangers.
Yours for justice,
CONTEST IS OVER
Tomorrow is Last Day of Test
Between Local and Litch
field Christian Churches.
ROCK ISLAN0 IS IN THE LEAD
But Margin is Close, , and Big Effort
Will be Made on Finish Train
ing School Graduation.
The Memorial Christian church of
this city and the Christian church of
Litchfield, 111. have been conducting a
bible school contegtr for three months
and tomorrow marks the last day of
the contest. ,The Memorial church has
been in the lead from the first and is
now about 200 points ahead, which is
lousiaerea too close a margin to be
sure of winning the contest, so tomor
row will be observed as a red letter
rally day when an effort will be made
to have ihe biGle school attendance
TralntaK Cinrnt ;raduateM.
me graduation exercises .of the
teachers' training class will be held
tomorrow the hour of service being the
hible school hour 9:30 and will tnk thn
place of the regnlar preaching service.!
The class That grad 'mites is composed
of W. P. Kaupke. E. L,. Welch, Mrs. C.
H. Richardson, Mrs. E. N. Graves. I
. a. curt, miss iuane Kruse.
Miss Violet Strupp and Miss Grace
Graves.' The program will consist of
short talks on "Teaching Training;
Its Benefits," by K. U Welch; "Our
Watch Word for 19u!)," W. V. Kaupke;
"Plus Ultra," Rev. W. B. Clemmer, and
special music by Miss Ieigh of Mo
line and the bible school chorus and
orchestra. The diplomas, issued by the
international Sunday School associa
tion will be presented by H. E. Van
Duzer the Rock Island County Sunday
school association president.
The teachers who will receive di
plomas have been pursuing a course of
training in Sunday school work for a
year along a course prescribed by the
International association. The serv
ices tomorrow will not be confined to
the bible school alone, but all inter
ested will be welcome.
An Open Air Meeting
Another open air meeting under the
auspices 'of the Y. M. C. A. will be
held tomorrow afternoon. The meet
ing, whicn will be held at the east side
of the Mitchell & Lynde building, will
be addressed by Rev. H. C. First. Ma
sic will be provided by one of Arthur
MOLINE MAN MEETS
DEATH IN ALASKA
Joseph Drury is Killed in Far North,
According to Message Received
From His Companion.
This morning Mrs. Margaret Drury,
2829 Ninth avenue, Moline, received a
message telling her of the accidental
death of her son, Joseph Drury, aged
Z5, jtn Alaska, rne .telegram was
signed Herbert Dlankenbeller, who
wun anotner man left Moline a year
ago -and went to Los Angeles. A few
weeks ago he went from there to Seat
tle, and then to Alaska. No informa
tion is given as to where he was kill
ed, nor in what manner he met his
death. The companion states that he
will bring the remains to Moline for
burial. Mr. Drury was born in Moline
April 17. 18S3. He is survived by his
mother, a sister, and two brothers..
IS APPOINTED EXAMINER
Dr. A. E. Williams Designated by Ma
rine Corps Lieutenant.
Dr. A. E.lWilliams of this city has
recently been appointed official med
ical examiner of the United States ma
rine corps for the Rock Island recruit
ing station. This appointment was
made by Lieutenant J. J. Meade who
is in charge of the recruiting district
of Illinois.-. Dr. Williams will examine
all applicants for enlistment in the' ma
rine corps In. a territory including the
- 1 north western part of Illinois
Watch Will Be Kept Oyer Body
of Former President for
WIDOW EARLY CALLER
Remains Lowered Into Ground
Just at Sunset Friends ' -Covered
Princeton, N. J.. June 27. Hundreds
of people visited the grave of Grover
Cleveland In Princeton cemetery tv
day. Mrs. Cleveland. -accompanied by
little Richard and Professor- Hibben,
went to the cemetery before" 7 where
Mrs. Cleveland stood for some time
beside the flowers strewn on the grave
of her husband and daughter Ruth. -Militia
oa Gurd.' .
Members of the local militia stood,
guard at the grave throughout the'
uight and were relieved this morning
by another guard detail. The . plot
will be guarded for several days.' Mes
sages and -letters of "condolence con
tinue to come in by the score.
Buried Sua Sinks.
Princeton. N. J., June 27. Grover
Cleveland's body lies buried in-the
Cleveland plot in the Princeton ceme
tery. At 6 o'clock last night, just as
the sun was sinking, a distinguished
company silently watched 48 the body
was lowered into the grave. Tnen the
simple Lurial service of the Presby
terian church was read and before the
last of the carriages had driven up to
the path leading to the burial place,
the benediction had been . pronounced
and members of the family,- President '
Roosevelt and others who had gathered
j about the grave, were leaving, the
T ;rFri . Over, the Caaket,, - -
Many personal friends of the dead
statesman lingered , aiout; the spot
which was to mark his last resting
place and each in turn wm nermlttPrt
to cast a shovelful of earth into 'the
it m . i
Agreeable to the wishes .of Mrs.
Cleveland, the services ' both ': at the
house and at the cemetery were of the
simplest character. . Invocation, scrip
ture reading, brief prayer and reading
of William Wordsworth's poem: "Char
acter of. the Happy Warrior," consti
tuted the services at the house, while
the reading of the burial services at
the grave was brief and impressive.
Many PUmI Intniixbrd Men AtteaaL :
Although the funeral was of a atrlct.
Iy private nature, those in attendance
numbered many distinguished citizens
including President Roosevelt, Gover
nors Fort, of New Jersey; Hughes, of
New York; Smith of Georgia; former
members of Cleveland's cabinet; of
ficials of the Equitable Life Assurance
society; members of Princeton Univer
sity faculty. ' . x v
Cleveland was buried with all the
implicit and privacy he . himself
might have wished, as a private citizen
rather than as former chief executive
of fhe nation. There was nothing that
savored of official and military element
was injected solely as a measure ot
precaution in protecting President
Roosevelt, . -
'.1ADE TRIP TO
Silver Crescent Take Party Uo
Through Moline Lock, and Lands
at D. A. R. Monument.
The trip through the Moline locks
o Campbell's island on the steamer
Silver Crescent yesterday did not -prove
quite so popular as the trip Up
the Hennepin canal, but at that the
boat was nearly filled and those who
went enjoyed the trip Immensely. The
boat left here at 3:30 and reached the
resort about an hour later. It landed
at the monument which has been
erected on the island by- theetate: in
commemoration of the battle there.
After a short stay there the boat re
turned.. ... ... .. , -j
Tonight after the regular Saturday
afternoon" trip-to Muscatine the Co
lumbia, will leave as usual on its trip
down the river at 11 o'clock but will
not atop when it arrives at Burlington.
Beginning today it will ' go clear
through to Keokuk. The return will
be made at the. regular time, Tuesday.
Spreading Rails the Cause.
Hazleton, Pa.. June 27. The spread
ing, of - the . rails wrecked ;a Pennsyl
vania railroad' passenger train at
Lofty," Pa.,' early today and caused the
death of Engineer Aaron Raup. Eight
'passengers were injured. -