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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 188.
THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
UP TO PULL
FOR THE COL.
Illinois Republican Dele
gation Starts Gen
AT CHICAGO MEETING
Fore tact Till 7 P. M. Torhorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Thunder showers this afternoon,
generally fair tonight and Friday,
Temperature at 7 a. m. 73. High
est yesterday 68, lowest last night 70.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 10
miles per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 51.
at 7 a. m. 64.
Stage of water 9.2, a rise of .2 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIEH, local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Bun sets 7:17. rises 4:35. Evening
Star: Mars. Morning Stars: Venus,
Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn.
oposes to Form U. S. Organ
ization Before the Convention.
Five Thousand Mexican
Rebels and 4,000 Fed
RELLANO THE SCENE
TAFT WILL LOSE
Tail Goes With the Hide in the
ROOSEVELT RULES ROOST
Even MaJrity of County Conventions
Against the President, it is
Chicago, May 23. Pledging them
selves irrevocably to the cause of Col
oriPl Roosevelt, tne Illinois delegation
to the republican nationa: convention
at a meeting yesterday afternoon start
ed a movement toward the uniting of
every Roosevelt delegation in the coun
try. To accomplish this the Roosevelt
delegations in other sta'es will be re
queued by the Illinois delegation to
hold conferences similar to that held
here yesterday and to send a repre
sentative each to Chicago prior to the
convention for a conference as to what
course will be pursued by the colon
Thirty of the 58 Illinois delegates
attended the Hotel L&Salle conference.
The two resolutions adopted at the
Resolved, That the result of the
popular vote in Illinois and other
states demonstrates conclusively
that Theortore Roosevelt is the
cho'ce of the republican voters for
president. We, the Illinois dele
gates, hereby pledge ourselves to
vote for him until he is nominated.
The other resolution was as follows:
Resolved, That the chairman of
this meeting name a committee of
seven, of whom the chairman and
secretary shall be two, to write
every national delegate Instructed
for Theodore Roosevelt that the
Illinois delegation has held several
meetings for the v,irl'ose f form
ing itself into an effective force to
secure the nomination of Mr. Roose-
veli and surest that the Roose
velt delegates of the several
states do likewise, and be instruct
ed to send representatives in ad
vancp of the convention to ar
range for the cooperation of all
Roosevelt delegates in the conven
tion. ALLF I COMMITTEE.
Robert R. Mct'ormick acted as chair
man of the meeting and Fred Ster
ling of Rockford as secretary. Mr.
Mct'ormick will name the committee
of seven as called for by the resold
t!on adopted. The seven
who composed the conimlt'ee which
drew the resolutions were Governor
Iienern. Mr. Sherman, Mr. McCor
mlck, Mr. Sterling. James Pease, John
E. Wilder and F. G. Allen of Moline.
VISITORS TO PEORIA
Peoria, 111., May 23. The 46th an
nual convention of the Grand Army
of the Republic in Illinois opened in
Peoria last nignt. It is estimated that
10.000 visitors are in the city, includ- At the Federal Front. Near Rel-
ing 1,500 accredited delegates to thejlano, Mexico, May 23. Fighting be
tween the main rebel and federal
Government Artillery Apparent
ly Slowly Scattering
G. A. R. convention and 500 dele
gates to each of the six allied organ
izations. The veterans attended a camp fire
at the Shrine temple, the principal
speaker being Adjutant General
Frank S. Dickson of Springfield. 111.
Thomas H. Gault Is running
against Christopher Duffy of Ottawa
for state commander, the latter being
the present incumbent. Danville
wants the next encampment and has
a fair-sized delegation here boosting
for that city.
armies was renewed at daybreak.
Columbus, May 23. Late returns
from distant districts Indicate Roose
velt's delegates will not drop below
the 32 hitherto accorded him. Wil
son, however, made slight gains and
there is a possibility Harmon's total
is not more than 27.
COVTROLS STATE CONVENTION.
On the basis of the tabulation of
delegates to the republican state con
vention Roosevelt apparently has 387
out of 754, while 378 are necessary to
County conventions to which dele
gates were elected Tuesday have not
yet met, but estimates accord Roose
velt the advantage. Taft supporters
do not admit this and intimate the
Charged That Cuban Gov
ernment Fosters Ne
Otherwise President Gomez Is
Certain to Be Ousted From
LESSON IS DRAWN
Imperator, Largest Vessel, Will
be Made Safer for Passengers.
IS LAUNCHED AT HAMBURG
lioats Enough for All and Davits
Swing Outward Three
Washington, May 23. As a result
of reports of danger to American
lives and property the transport
Prairie was ordered to embark 500
THE GIRL GRADUATE
on, my oe&- rr '6
At ONLY -iPVU '
RIOTING IN STREETS
OF HUNGARIAN CITY
Budapest, Hungary, May 23.
Sharp battles between the police and I
strikers were frequent all over the
city this morning. Two strikers have
been killed and many police and
strikers wounded, 25 of the latter
severely. Trade unionist workers
with the exception of municipal em
ployes, struck this morning as a re
sult of a resolution passed last night
by the socialist union, proclaiming a
general strike as a protest against
the election of Count Tisza as speak
er of the lower house. Tisza is a
strong opponent of universal suffrage.
Fifty thousand workmen, finding
their effoi ts; "i obtain possessto'of
Parliament square unavailing because
of the strong police force, started
wrecking windows and street lamps
and destroying goods displayed in
This brought conflicts with the po
lice. When the strikers were killed
the rioters fled in al directions.
The strike was only partially suc
cessful, many factories working under
4,000 MILES AWAY
Washington, May 23. Extremely
violent earth shocks, centering proba-
deleates ! bly more than 4.000 miles from Wash
ington, were recorded by the scjsmo,
graph at Georgetown university last
night. The vibrations began at 9:50
and continued until 11:22.
3 at Te-fic
AND TO DAY
two leaders of the insurgent negroes
have sent emissaries to the com
mander of government troops for
terms of peace. The government is
confident it has the situation fully In
hand and will not accept anything
less than unconditional surrender.
Senate Report on Titanic
Disaster to be
READY NEXT TUESDAY
Responsibility Laid Upon Cap
tain Smith and Company
OF JURY IS ALLEGED
STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY
ELECTS AT SPRINGFIELD
I Special to The Argus )
Springfield, 111., May 23. The Illi
nois State Medical society today elect
ed the following officers:
President I.. H. Nickerson,
Advanced President-elect Charles ; "titoo T I tnlAIMb VUlt
J- nrsrlSdent-S. E. M.J T0 REBUKE SECY. WILSON
son Springfield 1 T-ouisville, May 23. Members of
Second Vice President W. H. Cur- w;p rrenujieriau genera. asM-moiy, in
Today's battle is expected to mark
the turning point in the Mexican re
bellion. ARTILLERY EFFECTIVE.
When night interrupted yesterday's
president will have enough strength
at the state convention to give six
TAFT OFF FOR NEW JERSEY,
Washington, May 23. President
j niuw ly uiliuruuieu uy lilts l:u-
;eral artillery fire.
Los Angeles, May 23. Wholesale at- j The insurrectos under Orozco ar
tempts to bribe jurors in the McNani- believed to number 5,000. The fed-
combat, it appeared as if the rebels iTaft left thi8 raorning for Philadel
phia, where he will address the open
ing session of the International Navi
ara case will be alleged by the prose
cution against Clarence Darrow iu the
Secretary K. W. Weis. Ottawa.
Treasurer A. J. Markley, Belvl
dere. Members of the Executive Council
Second district. J. A. Marshall,
Pontiac; Third district. Clyde D.
Prince, Chicago; Sixth district. Carl
E Black. Jacksonville: Ninth dis
trict. F. C. Sibley, Carmi.
Delegates to annual meeting of the
American Medical association to be
held in Atlantic City. N. J.. in June
J. S. Ramey. Salem: A. I.. Bittin,
Springfield: A. C. Cotton. Chicago;
J. G. Montgomery, Charleston; John
A. Robinson, Chicago, and W. L.
Noble. Chicago, and E. W. Fiegen
bauin of Edwardsville.
session here yesterday afternoon, vot-
erals number 4,000.
IIOI.U TO POSITION.
At the Rebel Front, Rellano, May
23. At 7 this morning the rebels
were holding their own, but the fed
eral artillery fire was growing
Rebel Front. Rellano, May 23. At
9:40 the rebels captured two cannon
HOUSE REITERATES VIEW
ON PANAMA CANAL TOLL
Washington. Mar 23. By a vote
of 14 7 to 12 the house reaffirmed its
decision that no toll should be charg
ed American vessels engaged in
ccastwise trade for passage through
the Panama canal. The provision
was bitterly fought and the result was
received with cheers.
Operation on General Booth.
London. May 23. Geners! Booth c4
the Salvation Army was successfully
operated on today for cataract.
Jeff' Saloon Burns. '
Los Angeles, May 23. James J.
Jeffries saloon In Spring street was
destroyed by fire at midnight.
ed to rescind its action in naming ;.n.i a mhin,. mm fm
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson as a j The advantage so far appears with
delegate to the pan-Presbyterian con-;the re0els
gress at Aberdeen. Scotland. This - EK pvEX fter three hoirs.
action is said to have grown out of ,, . .
,h nan of wr.-v mi i Re"". Mary 23. After three hours
the brewers' congress in Chicago last'0' fighKfi"s. l,his for?noon frra
summer I rebels front seemed to indicate a
sugnt advantage over the army or
It is reported the government's loss
yesterday was 150 or more.
The chiefs of the contending armies
May 23. Cnited States Consul Gen-jare av"a lr person meir iorces.
eral Frank D. Hill of Minnesota was! line five miles long.
killed by falling over the railing of ) The rebel lines are stretched over
a staircase in a hotel today. It is ! five miles of trenches in front cf Rel
assumed the accident was caused by a llano. Water Is scarce and the heat of
gation congress today. The president
opens his New Jersey campaign to
right with speeches at Canton, Bur
lington and Trenton.
LA FOLLETTE STARTS IT.
Newark, May 23. The battle for
New Jersey's 28 delegates to the Chi
cago convention was cpened last night
by La Follette at Jersey City. Roose
velt opened hia campaign this morn
ing. A large part of the campaigning of
Taft and Roosevelt will be by auto
mobile. Wilson Is the only candidate on
marines at Philadelphia and proceed
immediately to Guantanamo to Join
the gunboats Pad u can and Nashville.
State department advices regarding
Cuba are very pessimistic. Cuban
military authorities admit the situa
tion is serious, but think they can
control it. It is reliably reported to
the state department many people
consider the insurrectionary move
ment designed to provoke interven
tion. NEEDS OITSIDE HELP.
the democratic primary ballot. Butjfusal to displace the Spanish element
U. S. CONSUL GENERAL IS
KILLED BY FALL IN HOTEL
spell of dizziness.
Los Angeles. May 23. The federal
grand jury investigation into the In
dustrial Workers of the World ad
journed yesterday until Friday. The
incident that served to "put determina
tion into the government officials to go
to the bottom.' as one expressed it,
was the receipt of an unsigned note
by the government prosecutor, threat
ening his life if he did not cease his
the sun is intolerable. The rebels are
handicapped by lack of artillery. The
federals have all their guns in action
and the bombardment at times was ter
rible, but the rebels never wavered.
Reject Wool Tariff Bill.
Washington, May 23. The senate
he is opposed by a strong anti-Wilson
T. R- HI RI.S SLIR.
Paterson, N. J., May 23. In a speech
here today Roosevelt, referring to the
result of the Ohio primaries, said:
"Taft says be distrusts the impulsive
judgment of the people. He probably
feels it more strongly than ever after
getting the impulsive judgment of
The crush at the armory where the
speech was delivered was so great a
woman fainted and for a few minutes
the crowd was in confusion.
SUPPOSED LEPER IS
TAKEN FROM STATE
Des Moines. Mav 22. Herman
finance committee has authorized:,., ,,, ,A. , .
. , Hirschfeldt, a leper suspect several
Smoot of ttah to adversely report '
the house wool tariff revision bill and iweeks aSo, isolated at Cecterviile,
announce a substitute measure will be' low- was Eecretlv returned to his
framed. jheme at Bay City, Mich., according
! to information today. The trip was
among the office holders in favor of
the so-called "veterans," a large pro
portion of whom are negroes who
participated in the war of independ
ence. On the other hand the conserva
tive element of his own party is dis
satisfied with the fiscal administra
tion of the island and the distribu
tion of concessions and special privi
leges of great value.
NO INTERVENTION" YET.
It is carefully explained at the state
department that the dispatch of
American warships is not to be con
sidered an intervention movement but
Hamburg, May 23. The Hamburg
American line's new mammoth Trans
Atlantic steamer, Imperator, the big
gest vessel In the world was success
fully launched today. Emperor Wil
liam acted as sponsor.
Among the innovations introduced
as a result of the Titanic tragedy, the
company determined to swing out
ward the lifeboats, in which room is
provided for every bouI carried by
THREE WIRELESS OPERATORS.
ine imperator win carry tnree Washlneton. Mav 23. The senate
nlialAai sin Ata , It tin it.Airtiljni. I
uoicoa v i v i ii l v i a. iuua flu, iuiuk lull , . . . - . ,
continuous service. When completed
it is believed the Imperator will dis- Us rePrt of the Tltanlc disaster. It
place 52,000 tons. is understood the report criticises Cap
tain Smith as mainly responsible from
the fact he had iceberg warnings; the
British board of trade for lack of in
spection; J. Bruce Ismay, a passenger,
and Captain Lord of the Californian
for failure to take the necessary steps
toward rescue when the Titanlc's sig-
nals of distress were seen.
Washington, May 23. A scathing
arraignment of J. Bruce Ismay and
White Star line officials In New York,
a denunciation of many members of
the "pickup" crew of the Titanic and
sweeping charges of Incompetency in
the management of the line will be
made in the report of the special sub
committee appointed to Investigate
the Titanic disaster by the United
States senate. It will be given to the
senate Tuesday morning.
The report will be submitted by
Chairman William Alden Smith of
Michigan. Senator Smith has com
pleted his speech, which he will de
liver with the submission of the re
port, and in which he will make an
earnest plea for the enactment of leg
islation which will make such an
other horror as that of the Titanic
OFFICERS SOT SPARED.
The report spares neither J. Bruce
Ismay nor his subordinates in New
York. Direct responsibility for the
accident is laid to Captain Smith, and
it is pointed out that, had he heeded
the warnings of ice sent him by the
Amerika and other vessels, the lives
of the 1,631 victims would have been
Pointing out that the speed of the
Titanic Just before it struck the ice
berg was 24Va miles an hour, and
that H had been steadily increased
after receiving ice warnings by wire
less, the report asserts that the pres
ence on board of Ismay, the managing
director of the line, and Andrews,
the designer for Harlan & Wolf, the
constructors, was undoubtedly an in
centive to making this great speed.
ISMAY KNEW DANGER,
It is stated that President Ismay,
who got away safely, was adviHed im
mediately of the danger, while many
passengers were not, the impact, al
though equal in momentum to the im
pact of the combined broadsides of
20 great battleships, being scarcely
felt on the vessel, such was its giant
size and tremendous stability.
The report recites that members of
the "pickup" crew with which the
White Star line manned the vessel
were unacquainted with each other
and their duties. There was the ut
most confusion when the vessel
Much space is devoted to a brief
and effective recital of incidents on
the vessel after the iceberg had slid
along its side, leaviit; a great, gaping
hole in the starboard bltee, through
which water was pouring at such a
rate that it sank 70 feet within a few
WARNED BY 'OLD.
Dayton, Ohio. May 23. With his i ThB r.nnrt ri.Ml the anKPrtinn of
KANSAS CITY MAN IS
ELECTED AS BISHOP
Minneapolis, Minn., May 23. With
a vote of 548, Dr. Napthali Luccock
of Kansas City, Mo., was elected a
bishop of the Methodist Episcopal
church on the 15th ballot here yes
terday afternoon. He is the fourth
of the eight bishops to be elected at
this conference. Those who have
thus far been elected at the confer
ence are: Dr. Homer C. Stuntz, New
York: Dr. T. T. Henderson. Brook
lyn; Dr. W. O. Shepard, Chicago, and
W'illiam Jennings Bryan, who lec
tured before the delegates at night, in
a speech before the conference dur
ing the day, took occasion to reiter
ate his statement .ttha jtas a -candidate
fdr no office" and" did not ex
pect to be. - '
Minneapolis, May 13. The 17th
ballot for bishops at the Methodist
conference resulted In no election.
The 18th ballot also resulted in no
GET VOTE ON L0RIMER
Washington, May 23. The first
move in the checkerboard game to
get a vote on the case of William Lor
imer in the senate was made late yes
terday afternoon. Just before ad
journment Senator Lea gave notice
of his intention to ask that a day
be set for taking the vote. Thla was
the Bignal for Senator Cullom to pre
sent the telegram from Senator Lorl
mer asking him to object to' the set
ting of a day for the vote and the
letter from Dr. S. R. Slayinaker tell
ing of Senator Lorimer'a illness.
Senator Lea said there waB no de
sire on the part of the minority to
press the Lorimer case to a vote in
his absence or until he had an oppor
tunity to be heard, if he so desires,
but he pointed out that he could not
see any reason why a day should not
be set far enough ahead to accom
plish what the senator from Illinois
"I serve notice now," he said, "that
It has been a matter of discussion
some time in the diplomatic corps . we shall keep thi3 matter constantly
here that the Cuban government it-(before the senate until an agreement
self might be tempted to encourage can be reached on a day to vote, as
a rebellious movement in the hope j we consider it our duty to make cer
of securing continuance in power by j tain that there will be no unneces
American backing. It has been stat-Uary delay."
ed President Gomez lost control of)
his own liberal party through hia re- WILBUR WRIGHT HAS BUT
SMALL CHANCE TO LIVE
temperature hovering about 10 4, Wil
bur Wrieht today seemed to have but
a desperate chance in the battle
against death from typhoid fever.
STRIKE WILL TIE
UP LONDON DOCKS
many members or t lie crew that the
sudden drop in the temp'.rature
which was noted and testified to by
almost every witness placed under ex
amination was no warning of the ai
proac h of ice.
Officer Ligh'oller sneered when ask
ed if the sudden cold was not an In
dication, but he refused to say wbat
such indications consisted of.
Concerning the lifeboats, it is re-
I ported that none had cfjmpasses,
national only three had lights, all were insuf-
London, May 23. The
executive committee of the Transport liciently manned and none by sailors.
merely a precautionary step to pro- j w orkers' federation has decided upon (The indifference' of such offic ers and
Santiago, Cuba, May 23. A body of j
700 negroes under General Estenoz set
fire today to CaefieHs. Esperanza,
Nata Rosa and Cerventes plantations
owned by Spaniards.
a general strike commencing tonight ! warrant officers as did get into the
in support of the Thames lightermen
in their dispute with their employers.
land also to enable the federation to
adjust its own grievances.
No fewer than 1. ".0,000 dockers,
carmen, lighters, laborers and oth-
hoats to the cries of distress is caus
tically commented upon.
( Ill I II II4YK BEEN' SEE.
In the general criticism of the con
duct of the crew and the insufficiency
of the life saving apparatus, comment
it made on the statement of the look-
are unable to control the situation.
Naviaation Conorcti Ocem. ' mad in an ButnmnMk nnitor rnvpr nf ! KILLING i FIGHT.
Philadelphia, May 23. The Inter- i right. , Lacubana, Cuba, May 23. One ne
national Congress of Navigation Although the Michigan health tro rebel was killed, one is a prison
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and the entire transport work at the marine classes they could have slght
rort of London brought to a Btand--eii the Iceberg much earlier; in time,
still. j in fac t, to have avoided the collision.
Work at some London docks aW
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into the case or you will turn up miss-: Taft will welcome the delegates inibcardof ealth decided he should not axioi s for pecej
ing, me note sa.o. i beha;r or tne nation. lemain 1 Iowa. Havana Mav 2S u i ,.;nn i, .n. )
ishable food is rotting in warehouses, (convention today la the election of
The strike will be confined to Lon- officers of the American Baptist Pub-
reported i don for the present. lkation association-