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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 140.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
DIET FOR ROCK ISL
IU1ARTIAL LAW; .NO RliOR
AND FOLLOWING ENFORCEMENT OF
AH il qtliet along the MiSSisS-0Te the cWl authorities, except in
. . i j, I Instance where the' military code can,
hpi. The strict and efficient. httnflMr nnnn
be brought to bear upon their cases.
6everal suspicious characters were
picked up in railroad yards last even
enforcement of military law
wMr.h becfl.n veaterdav after
,. . . . x'lcg. and they will probably be "vag-
CASES ARE BEARD.
The wheels of justice grja:id slowly
this morning as the first hearings
were granted to the men who were
placed under arrest last night by the
feoldiers. City cases were tried before
Justice of the Peace J. H. Cleland,
City Attorney J. F. Witter conducting
the prosecution. The state cases were
tried by Justice of the Peace C. J.
Schroeder. Assistant State's Attorney
Peter R. Ingleson, prosecuting. Tbe
in Rock Island and the change
was quite noticeable after the
turbulence which marked the
preceding two days and even
ings. Last night saw no disturb
ance of any nature partly be
cause most of the citizens re
mained quietly at home and
partly because those Who were: men who were held for military hear
Hnwii fnurn woro under enrvHl. 1 inS "'er turned over' to the city an
lance of the soldiers all the
Early, in the evening, knots
tborities after an investigation of their
offence. In all, 17 cases were heard
and three men were dismissed without
trial. For the most part, the arrested
mpn nlpnrt iruiltv In thA cases of
Cf people collected at various,. city flense, small fines wey? inflicted,
places to disCUSS the day's de-lln the state eases, jail terms were
velopments, but they were soonj1 out tne Among
i r : J . I the 20 men incarcerated, a large num-
dispersed by the national; uer weie of the common hoho stripe.
MAJOR J. W. REIG INSTRUCTING DETAIL AS TO HOW TO
PROCEED IN CLEARING STREETS OF CURIOUS SIGHTSEERS
guards and no trouble wa3 reported.
! Hnrli talnnd hnrrtnfnr
I Kli:i) AS DISORDERLIES.
I while e. small portion included boys
who merely thought that remarks
! concernlnc" the coldiers would be ao-
NumeroUS new Victims Of ipropriate. The remainder included
TuCSdav nirht's riot were men who have seen jail service In
heard of today, but information
ruuL-ermus mem aim mur iu-j Those who were jiped on city
juri2S was hard to Obtain, due; charts were A. Stephens, A. Xel3on,
to a reluctance On the part of Gust Anderson, George L-imbsrt, H.
. . . . , . . . Is-chaefvr and H. D. Gilbert. The first
lue injured iu uenig twiiiiecieu :thrce mt.ntioned blead Ruilty to disor-
No dcrly rofduct. They are the ones
whose cases were referred to military
i lit Krtri t irt j 1i V Invuntinalinn Th r
the Swingle boy, who was most:other!. wl we t)roiuhl UD for trial
ia any way with the riot.
more deaths were reported but;
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VICTIM TAKES A
TURN FOR WORSE
Raymond Swingle Shot Through
Abdomen, Not Expected to
Live Through Day.
severely injured, is net expected
for carrying his gun much as a gard
ener would carry a hoe. The soldier's
arms were hanging by his side and in
were John Sohafcr, Fred Bray, John
Miltan. George FranMin, Jerry Lewis,
1 m Stoinhoolr Alh.rt I nRpo Torn
btorcs were open last night: Haves Frank Brash, Harley Chaney
but the business was light, snd I'at McAua. w ho ran from the offi. i one hand lie carried" his Are prece.
Vaudeville theatres and other 'ers 5'?:f r f
larn-Fthlm. He has a police record here. I of his officers noted his listless atti
places of amusement were Open ( i,ane. Wi.g finfcd cjr, an,j costs forjtude. An order waa given to a corpor
but were WP.tcbed Cl03ly by the j carrying conceakid weapons. jal to 'put a little life into the militla-
c.ii.., Tl'.'.t er dier, ab well as the cili- man and said militiaman wa3 present-
tin. la amenable
oys; evidently tircu from tramping
his portion of an unexciting block, was
reprimanded by one of the corporals
OF TUESDA Y'S RIOT
ohe ahf: jaii.ki,
IHirlug the hours uf nnw
score cf fellows who either refuned to
olicy the toldiiT Niyt' cinmunds to
move on, or who could not s'-ve a good i
e count f their Identity, were placed "
im-Wr arreiit throusH th riireciicn of! DAVENPORT VICTIM.
the roldieru. (f ihe ;i) who were ar
resti'd. all but three 'tre turned over
to the city authorities ti:U morning for
1lnl and punh liiii ::t. Those three
A. Nielsen, (i. M. Atidersrm nd A. ite;
plieu will irolu!ily bo tried under the
iiill!ury code. Tho sulilieis who ar
rtr.ted them complain t hat they made
some very insulting remarks. The
three fellow In quevtlcn iay that they
had Jtiht come from the restaurant af
ter their Ktipper and had tint said a
word. Hut the soldiers' ttory In at var
iance with that statement.
Nielsen said hut night to one of tbe
soldiers:' "I have to get up at 4 o'clock
In the morning and jo to work." The
' eoldler taid that tttrc would be no in
terference as to Lis regular daily habit
of arising at 4 o'clock, bift that there
would be some objection to his going to
KOKXCH JUTK E IKHKSTP).
Of the others who were arrested, sev
eral were released from custody this
morning, after pacing the "bull pen" of
the station during the night. The re
mainder wern turned over to civil au
thorities and trial was scheduled before
Justice of the i'eace J. H. Cleland this
morning. City Attorney J. F. Witter
prosecuting. Of those who were dis
missed without trial, G. Albert John
son, former Justice of the peace, and
police magistrate, was one. Johnson
made some remarks which were Insult
ing to the soldiers, and he was rushed
Into a cell In double quick time. 'He
plead In vain for civil authorities to in
tercede for jhim.
Under martial law, the soldiers
merely usher those who transgress to
the elation and there they are turned
ently put through a little drill, and told
carry hin gun -itr prefer styter
THAT HOLD CROWD
miirdsmeri Keep People Mov-
' mg and Do Not Permit
ENTIRE REGIMENT HERE
OTHERS ARE RECOVERING
Reports From Various Hospitals and
Homes Where Injured Are,
'. . Show Improvement.
FIRST TO SUFFER ;
IN MILITARY LAW
Soldiers Arrest Man for Refus
ing to Keep on the Move
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The , military authorities this
morning ordered the withdrawal of
all newspaper bulletins that attract
crowds. The Argus candidly admits
that it was one of the innocent of
fenders in this respect, ' as people
were standing constantly In front of
The Argus building reading the post
ed briefs of the situation and the sol
dier patrol was kept busy dispersing
Finally The Argus was requested
! to remove the bulletins which was.
of course, cheerfully done.
Martial Iaw Works Hastily and the
Militiamen lirook No Inter
ference or Disr-gard.
rrank H. Kellogg, who was shot
while witnessing the assault of the
mob on the police station Tuesday
night, was well known In Davenport
where he nad lived for 32 years past.
He was 36 years old, and was an em
ploye of Root. & Vahdervoort of East
Moline. Together with his wife the
deceased came to Rock Island to wit
ness the evening's doings, but not to
take part in them.
An inquest over the remains will be
forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Moline,
Rain tonight followed by generally
fair weather Friday; not much
change in temperature. The lowest
temperature tonight will be near the
Temperature at 7 a. m. 35. High
est yesterday 4 8, lowest last night
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 4 miles
Precipitation up to 7 a. m. none.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 67,
at 7 a. m. 91.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. t
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets rises 5:48: raooo sets
4:28 a. m.; 4 p. m.. moon at perigee,
nearest earth; planet Mercurv risible.
COMPANY C OF GALESBURG MARCHING TO POLICE
STATION TO REPORT FOR DUTY TO COLONEL CHANNON
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1 "Move on, you cannot stop here."
That is the direction that the sol
dier boys began to dish out to men,
and women, too, who stopped along
the streets last night. If the person
to whom the command was directed
explained that he was waiting for a
car, the soldier allowed him to re
main there in most instances. In
some others, the person was advised
to wait at the next corner.
BROOK NO RFFl'SAL.
Mr. Man, if you have any regard
for your freedom, do not, we pause
to reiterate, do not object to any
command that the soldier boys slip to
you on the qniet. Sure as fate, you
will lose that same freedom for
a while unless you listen to and obey
their mandates. Last night the sol
diers marched up Second avenue in
a squad and a couple of young fel
lows who were standing on the curb
yelled out' "hip hip" and right away
came the command, "Halt! Charge!"
And within about 10 seconds the
two boyg were hipping toward the
police station, guided by two of the
soldiers who had been detached from
A little newsboy who was tired
from his. day's work was walking
along Sixteenth street when one of
the soldiers was coming along. The
boy put his bundle of papers down
and stopped to rest hh arm. The
soldier asked him to move on. The
bey picked up the papers and with
a note of peevishness in his voice,
said, "Can't a guy even stop to rest
his arm?" k
"Not along here, sonny. Move on."
ALL, IS QUIET.
With the city under martial law
last night all waa peace and quietude,
and necessarily bo, as the patrolling
troops kept everyone moving and ail
attempts on the part of the citizens
to gather in little groups and talk
things over were met by prompt com
mands to separate and keep moving.
There were fully 800 soldiers pa
trolling the streets, mostly ia the
downtown districts, although they
were broken up into small squads so
there appeared to be no more than
half that number. Early in the even
ing permits were issued to new-sparer
men and others whose business
took them on the streets and after
10 o'clock anyone loitaring around
the streets who could uot give a sat
isfactory account of himself waa or
dered to move on. One man waiting
on the corner for a Watch Tower car
r as informed that he could nof stand
on the streets and was force 4 lo walk
until his car came. Aitff loud re
marks or boisterous actions were met
with prompt action on the part ot
SO JEERS ALLOWED,
A group of young fellows Bhouted
something about the "little tin sol
diers" and were also pressed into the
line of march towards the police sta
tion. No attempt was made to close
the theatres and other places of
amusement, but the business was
uniformly light, partly because of the)
general Impression that these places
would not be open and partly because
of the fact that the greater part of
the citizens remained quietly In their
homes. After 10:30 the militiamen
j traveled in pairs and several shady
looking characters hanging around
the outside of the saloons who
could not give sufficient evidence
that they were possessed of a bona
fide vocation were promptly locked
The soldiers were massed around
the police station and extra men put
on to patrol that particular neighbor
hood. No one was allowed to loiter
for a single minute.. By 11 o'clock,
aside from a few belated citizens, the
streets were practically deserted.
Hopes entertained for t,he recovery
of Raymond Swingle, 1308 Forty-
fourth street, who was wounded dur
ing the riot of Tuesday night i were
given a severe blow this morning
when it was learned from the hospi
tal authorities that he had taken a
turn for the worse. It is now fear
ed by the attending physicians that
gangrene will set in and this morn
ing Doctors Stocker, Arp, Peterson,
Moore and Williams held a consulta
tion, after which it was given out
that the young man would die during
The boy rested quietly yesterday
but towards evening his temperature
rose and he became restless, it be
ing found necessary to inject mor
phine all night in order to alleviate
the pain. He had vomiting spells
during the early part of the evening
and his condition is decidedly crit
As is nearly always the case, Swin
gle as well as the man that was kill
ed and those seriously injured, took
no part in the affair of Tuesday
evening. He had come down town
on an errand and, attracted by th
excitement, was standing aside watch
ing the battle when he was struck
by a bullet. He is a boy of about 18
years' of age and exceedingly popu-
Failed to Answer to Call of Duty Be
cause of Objections on Part of
Just to demonstrate the dispatch and
precision of the khaki-clothed soldiers
who began to parade the streets of
Rock Island yesterday afternoon to en
force the martial law, through order
of Governor Charles S. Deneen, two
of the soldier boys arrested one of the
fellows who refused to mov along
when they gave the command. And
the funny part of it was, that that boy
who was arrested was none other than
big George Brand le, member of Com
pany A. of Rock Island, and benoe
one of the men who should have been
aiding in the enforcement of the law.
rather than its hindrance. Four hours
of incarceration In the police station
cell came to Brandle as a result. At
2 o'clock, he was rescued from his se
cluded security by Captain E. H. Dun
avin of the A company.
FAILED TO REPORT.
Yesterday morning at 6 o'clock
when the local leader was rousing his
men from slumber and informing them .
that their presence was needed by the '
city, (Brandie s papa refused to let him 1
march along. Having no time to dally :
with the man, captain Dunavin mus
tered the rest of his troops, deciding
Metal Polishern' union No. 49 of
which BL H. jGardner in president, met
last night, and after the meeting the
members in attendance there were 11
of them signed recall petitions and
upheld Gardner in the action he has
taken thus far. There was a report
that he had been repudiated by them
by this morning, but Gardner set that re
port awry by saying that it was untrue
and must have come from the mouth
of some one who used little discretion
in his statements. He says he expects
criticism, but is going to try to do his
duty as he sees It.
of the city. '
ANOTHER VICTIM KOTJ7TD.
Joseph Eberts, 416 Fourth avenue.
received a charge of small shot in the
legs and thighs, Tuesday evening, but
is reported as doing nicely this morn
ing and unless unforeseen complica
tions set in, will recover rapidly.
Eberts, who is 41 years of
age, employd at the Standard
Table Oil Cloth factory, had
been visiting a relative and
passed the police station on his way
home. He had gone some distance
past the city hall when he received a
charge of shot from one of the riot
Reports from the hospital this morn
ing were to the effect that Lee Faw
cett, 1536 Eighth avenue, Moline, who
was shot in the neck, was not as ser
iously injured as at first intimated, and
passed a restful night. He will recov-
to deal with Brandle later. He
lar and- welL Mked In the easrlWl M,tBd,torflnd hiB eoldler boy lodged
Emmanuel Receives Butt.
Rome, March 28. Major Butt, per
sonal aide to President Taft, was re
ceived today by King Victor Emmanuel
In a private audience at the palace.
London Another batch of suffra-
gets was sent to prison by Judge Rob
ert Wallace. Most of the women
were sentenced to four months' im
prisonment, but some of them who
Hiad been previously convicted were
given six mouths, while one who had
been twice previously convicted had
the . distinction of getting eight
in jail last evening. Brandle pat on
his (martial togs and now be is the lit
tle soldier ooy again.
FIRST MAX ARRESTED.
As has been stated, Brandle was tie I
first to suiter arrest at tlte hAnds of
the Illinois National guard. He was
standing on Third avenue, rolling
Duke's Mixture cigaret when told to .
mosey along. But be intended to stick
on tbe sunny side of a poet. Tbe sol
diers grasped him and led bim to the
bogey house. Said he whenthey were !
searching him, "I was knerely rolling !
a cigaret, doing no harm; and why 1
should I be Jailed?" .,
NO BONDS R IDC OG NIXED, "1
The soldier boys had no time to an
swer the question, and' Brandle was 1
escorted-to the cell by another officer.
When be was behind tbe bars he said.
"I should like to furnish a bond." "We
do not know there Is such a thing as a
bond," returned a soldier. And that
Is true. Any one who is arrested while
the city is under martial law, will
have to take his medicine. He can not
kick If several papers are not made
out, for most processes of law are
done away with nntll trial is given.
Strictest discipline will be maintained
until every vestige of this week's tur- j
moil is obliterated. .
Washington Conditions in the
famine districts of China are describ
ed in a dispatch from American Min
ister Calhoun at Peking as appalling
and rapidly becoming worse. The
(message says the Chinese government
Is helpless. i
A SQUAD OF SOLDIERS DRIVING THE CROWD NORTH ON
SIXTEENTH STREET AFTER MARTIAL LAW WAS DECLARED
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