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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGU
vSIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 202.
SATURDAY. JUNE 8, 1912. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
STEAM ROLLER MAY CAUSE
BREAK IN THE COMMITTEE
Feeling Belwien the Taft
and Roostvelt Support
ers is Intense.
DECISIONS ONE WAY
Arkansas Contested Votes Are
Added to President's
Chicago, .T i i r.
cration of eoi.tt:
takine up the
V The republican
-e resumed totibld
t ca.-es toi!ay by
controversy iu the
Third il.s'ri't of Ancansas. The
Third. Fourth. Fifth and Seventh
o :.v nets, two ! li.a'e, each, arj the;
remaining contests to he nsid"red.
A fi t r m i r; iit i n shown by the
Roont-wit fon-s yes'erday to rte
ri ; ii 1 r ro'.l 'all on each motion in
jected an cieu.ent of uncertainty in
todav s affairs.
ri: i u i mil: s i km:ii.
Had f--i i n k l.f-t n the Keviseveif
Taft leaders, whirh i-puttered inter
mit'intly yesterday and iaxt night,
threatened toilay to break into an
i'1'fti eiiiHh. The gravity of the sit
uatiou nan ri j idiasi.ed t his morning
when a detail of '', plain clothes
men and uniformed patndmen took
s'aMons in the Coliseum annex,
where the ronton' hearing in helms
he-Id Olhe era of i ho national commit
tee, however, Jellied with fit tiers
prominent in party councils in doing
everything possible to prevent any
might reflect dis-
credi' upon the pre-' onvention clehb
The committee mi-l at 1
There was no friction Taft was
(ilven two rie legates from the Third
Arkansas in the tlrst decision today.
The decision was unanimous,
rid ii i: -i om mi m k."
When the committee assehible-d
ti e re wan an air of tx i' liieiit about
the Coliseum. No i onion of police.'
leurrounded tt. building, as olt:cers
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CC'iini -ui -ii ins rion' nuiu me jioin e
were "coinmandable.' if nei cssary.
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ill'' I w u I t ! I n I nunriH" uioi i ii i n ito
unanimously decided for Taft.
The Fifth Arkansas distri't
ri edited to Taft.
II til Pllll. ll11KF.ll.
When th.' matter was put to n
vote, t oin m it tee-m.i n Hum. im of Ken
tuck), a Roos-wit man, niovel a
SUl'Ktlttite for tin- Uiotion to seat the
Tuft clele-KH'es. a provision for the
teating of both delegations with a
half vote each This was defeated
by the tirst test vote of the da- -A
L' to pi. Th" original motion then
uriled by a viva v oi e vote.
l.tl Mil' MIIINe..
Comtnlttei-maii I. yon registered
himse lf us ' i.c i voting" and I'debe r
litnl iMincmt voted "Nil." I'vorali was
ni si nt .
The Seventh Arkansas district
wan decided unanimously f.r Taft.
Thi complex situation in Florida
was next taken up. There are one
Taft it 1 1 t two so-eaiied KooM'Vedt
dcicit.'t lotm-at -large. Likewise in the
Ml t' It I t l Kl eil(ll) .
Ortnsby Mellarg. In opeiiinc for
ti e " Anderse n" or what he- called the
'regular'- Roosevelt delcKat ioti-at-large.
s.ild "'there is no republican
jnrtv in Florida. That accounts for
the great number of delegations'
The Taft delegation w.is headed by
Nntiot.ai Committeeman Chubb. The
le'-ovd Ri'oseve't delegation, the
' lime's dtdekation." uns re present
id bv C II lston. n tn'irn. Alston
id his men tried to go into a cluh
rootn w tiere the regular convention
w;.s bclrg held.
il Kh ll Hie. II I ill T tl.tlN.
We wuUci in." :,. said, "and
then In n couple of in mutes we were
walked out again."
I he negroes." lie s;iid, made an
'!lier ' Tort to get ;n. line of the
n en w heeded on n. o Hlid 1 wheeled on
1 im. Then they w lie. led n,e out."
. . .1 V ! all . . n
.. ' , ,' . . .
He wus trying to get warm on the,
ti't hen a dei.'gate came out and1
gave him a ticket.
' I Mi. aked in again." he said. :
and hid way l-a- k in the hail, but
tley found n.e and put n.c out
I III l I l llle
Tile- eo'l.mi'tee' by
hugely enjoy nig th.
ke pt n.y t icket . 1 i ou
fi'-'d u with vour s,
Aiston. Mind a roar c
I le M l
ti. s time
it he re an
The "Chubb." or T,
was represented ty
eft f ,o t ion also
man Clu.bb de-
mandrel a r-ve i d roil ca'.:.
' I want this nii:iii;:i'ii," te said.
"I" e'erna!iv si' ci 'wn on ue ii dum-l.ab'e-
cor. lei-'s :i. these."
The im-tien to Sear the "I'hi.bb"
t'.c'ega'es was unarm. on. 4 4 to rt.
The Six FI- min d.-'.eg.ites-at-large
Ve-re decided I. t.ar.iiue- uslv fur Taft.
I.I. . 1l 1 it r.
The first Fieri, in dirtiiit was cred-
.t- d to Ta:t without a roll tail.
A mo -
Forecact Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Unsettled weather. Showers to-j
night or Sunday; warmer, with light;
to moderate southerly winds.
Highest temperature yesterday.
66; lowest last night, 49; tempera
1 ture at 7 a. m. 56.
Wind velocity, 8 miles an hour,
j Precipitation, none,
j Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 39,
i at 7 a. m. 46.
River stage 8.9 feet, a change of
' .1 foot.
! J. M. SI1ERIER, Local Forecaster.
' ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow v
Sun sets 7:20. ris 4.2. Evening
Stars: Mars. Jupiter. Morning stars:
Venus. Mevcury. Saturn.
tion of Thersin of South Dakota to
exclude all three con'esting delega
tions v. as deff-ated. The second Flor
ida district was credited to Taft. Th2
third district was won ty Taft.
hf.ii. mii i c.i:oi:.i .
1 lie Roosevelt committee, in a s'ate
ment this aft-moon indicated all the
Roosevelt strength will ho centered
against seating the eon'es'ing Taf'i'
eie-lei-ates from finriri'ia Th hi-. I
tight will cotne with th- calling of the
MrniiM. mux. iiik imim:i..
Ah it appeared to unsentimental
politicians last night t Ire republican
presidential contest is a c ase of t lie
t-teuin roller versus George V. Per
kins and William Flinn of Pitts
burgh. Coii'ests involving 24 seats in the
national convent ion 1 6 Alabama
and eight Arkansas delegates were
de c id, I by the national committee
The Roosevelt contestants for
these 2 1 seats were turned down,
(inly in one c as . however, were the
I act ional lines drawn, and then not
in strict conformity with the gener
ally udrrstood prejudices of eommit
I teetnen respecting the candidates for
ttie presicb'ii'ial nomination, ilut in
seating the Ta't delegates from th"
Ninth Alabama district the Poosc
velt leaders H'-e a determinat ion em
the part of ttie Taft forces to run the
steam roller with the abandon of a
crowd of midnight Jov riders and
needle? of red "ilj&ts' 'nd
i M:i"i-. Ti:ii i vvmmitv
I M:rr. ti:ii
I'ntil the Ninth
''n,il Nl"n Alabama district
was reacnea contesting delegates
were thrown out, wit li a unanimity
that was entirely unexpected. In
lining up the Roosevelt members of
the committee with the Tnft mem
bers 'ti eases that had no merit, Sc n
ator liorc.li. the man in rommatid on
the field, paved the way for accen
tuating ttie "injustice" that will be
; harged vv hen the power if th" ma
jority shows it.-elf repeatedly at lat
er stages. The Idaho senator, how
ever, did not please some of the
ltne.se v it leaders back in the c oin
nel's head'innrfers, they believine
that the strategic thine was to
stand solidly for all their contestants
from the start anil thus emphasize
nt every step the cruel force of the
"KKf THKFT," IIIIIIVK HI. I .
st-r Hay, N. Y.. June s.
"There Is one district in Alabama
which represents naked theft." was
all Hoosevelt e-ared to say today re
garding yesterday's work of the na
tional committee. Roosevelt indicat
ed lie was preparing a statement to
be issued later in the day and that
it would be a peppery one.
hKMIIV Mil VVMi: I I MMIVS.
lies Moines. Iowa. June v. Senator
Kenyon may nominate Cummins for
president at Chicago if plans discussed
b the senior ser.a'or's friend? ma
terialize. Kenyon is not a deleg-ite. b it no ill-'
ficulty is expected in procuring a proxy
Chicago. June S. Royal A. Coash.
former assistant postmaster at Wil
mington, I'd. pleaded guilty to em
bezzling $2 from the Wilmington
postoftice. before Federal Judge Car
penter. His sentence was deferred for
Knights Templar to E:ect.
The a, ni'al lotion of officers for
Rock Island commander? No
Knight Templar, will take placo in
trie lodge rooms next Mondiy nignt.
Various business matters will alsi r.
ceive the attention of the lo'.nc at
i EXCITING MIXUP
IN DARROW GASE
Los Aiiceies. Cal . June Pande
monium reiuned for a time in the
bribery triai of Clarence Harrow sooa
; fcfter the opening of court, when foul
1 fcttorr.ev g. six judges and the witnesa
f re trying to make themselves heard
at the same time.
; B-rt Frai.k.oi. the states witness.
I was undergoing a severe erilling
: when Attorney Arpol for the defers"
1 was givec a sharp retort.
' Conference of Chicago Leaders
Decide That He Should Di
FLINN IS A MAN OF PEACE
Pitt!inrgher Declares He Is Not a
Rough House Artist Carries
Chicago, June 8. According to j
those close in touch with develop-'
' ments at Roosevelt headquarters, I
where a conference between Dixon, I
j Perkins. Flinn anda majority of the
Roosevelt members of the national!
committee continued through the;
! rreater portion of the day. It was !
1 decidecided to have Roosevelt come '
' to Chicago as soon as possible. It i
was also reported Borah and others;
determined that opposition he made
on all Taft contested delegates be
' cinninc Monday. Roosevelt was said
to have been in personal communlca-!
tion by telephone with Dixon and ;
Perkis. . !
FI.YW ! niFI.F.
i William Flinn of Pittsburgh
Roosevelt leader whote coming w as I mission it is fac ing a critical situa
heralded by reports of a possible j I ion. coupled with President Gomez's
demonstration, arrived today. i manifesto calling for volunteers,
"I am not here to start a rough i focuses attention u;jon what progress
house or to throw a monkey wreUcli vvill lie made the next few days to
into the steam loller," said Flinn. j ward puttine down the rebellion.
"I am here to do what I can to fur-; I'pon this depends the disposition of
ther the nomination of Roosevelt." ."1.O11O troops, which "ire ready to em-
He further said that if the friends of
Roosevelt advise him hi? presence is
necessary in Chicago he surely would
I come. t
j IM.FVF. M. KIM F.. j
' MeKinley, fro tnTaft headquarters,!
! issued a statement in w hich he as-j
'. Ferted the presence of Roosevelt!
i would only add to the "majority
' which Taft will secure."
FOR INVESTIGATION OF
A RAISE IN COAL PRICE
Washington, June &. The inter
state commerce committee favorably
reported to the house today a resolu
tion for an investigation of the re
cent advances in the high price of
HOUSE BALKS ON REPEAL
OF CANADA RECIPROCITY
Washington, June S. The house
' ways and n.eans committee reported
1 in favor of agreeing to the senate's
: amendments to the metal tariff bill
j relating to pigiron and c hromium but
refused to aroeed to a repeal of Ca
n?dian reciprocity and a proposal for
a universal duty of $2 per ton ou
i print paper.
USE ENGINE TO GATHER
FLOWERS; 2 MEN KILLED
Covington, K)., June 8. Two
roundhouse men on the Chesapeake
&- Ohio, near here, borrowed a loco
motive to pick flowers for their wives
arly today, and shortly afterward
ere killed in a collision with an
other locomotive. Both engines
ere demolished and tcree other
Negroes Are Killed and
Soldiers Injured in Lat
U.S. MARINES ON SCENE
Native Forces Withdraw When:1 the battleship st. Louis, n is
Former Appear to Guard
Santiago. June 8.-Four negro in-1 avoitl a coiii'sion and the St. Louis
surgents were killed and four sol- struck the submarine with terrific
diers w ere w ounded iH an engage- j force. Wrecking vessels are at the
ment at Caridad del Rosario today. scene endeavoring to raise the sub
The Cuban forces garrisoning the I marine which sank in 25 fathoms.
Firmesa mine withdrew when the j
I'nited States marines were landed.
Washington, June 8. Cuba's ad- j
ON THE LID
I. ark for Cuba on an hour's notice.
vikvii iiwnns kki'ii.sf.ii.
Guadalajara, Mexico, June 8.-
The Camp Cine o Mines company,
New York corporation, was attacked
yesterday by bandits, who were re
pulsed after a fight in which two ban
dits were killed and several on each
side wounded. The I'inco mines are
property of the Marcus Daly estate.
Washington June 8. Enthusiasm
today over the urveiling of a mag-
nificent memorial fountain erected
by congress before union station
! Christopher Columbus, who opened girJ- U was ""de-stood, agreed to
i ' ! w ait.
i the western hemisphere to civiliza-! strenuous efforts are being made
' tion, was rivalled only by the in-ito stop the progress of the disease,
j auguraiion of a president. It is es- j It is believed that Baker will be sent
: tiniatcd one hundred thousand viBit-jto a curative climate
i ors are here, half of whom are:
i Knights of Columbus, from different Flees Hospital for Suicide.
; states of the union. Conspicuous at! Lincoln. June 8. Martin Duttlinger
I the unveiling exercises wan President . escaped from St. Clara's hospital and
j Taft. surrounded by Lis c abinet, ! di owned himse lf in Salt creek. He was
i members of congress, justices of tfce!a retired farmer. io years old. Three
supremt court and diplomatic corps. , weeks ago his wife cut his throat. Af
The president spoke praises of theterward she set fire to the house and
man that made the Cnited States pos-' was burned to death,
sible. Victor J. Ixiwling, justice ofj
the supreme court of New York, de- To Present Harmon.
Uvere.1 tne oranon. arter which tne Columbus, Ohio, June 8.
Italian ambassador released Ameri-'nor Harmon today confirmed
tans nags covenne a staple of ( ol-
umbus surmounting the fountain. A j torney of Lancaster. Ohio, w ill name
'procession of military and civic' bhn for the presidency at the Laltl
E;ler.ior accompanied the exercises. I more tonventiori.
IN TWO AND SUNK
French Craft, Carrying Crew of
25, in Collision With Battle
ship St. Louis.
IS THE SIXTH TO BE LOST!
Smaller Vessel Suddenly Comes
Surface Directly Under Bow
of Its Destroyer.
Cherbourg. June 8. The French
submarine Vendemaire was cut in
two and sunk today in a collision
feared the crew of 26 were drowned.
The collision occurred during prac
tice maneuvers of the French fleet.
The battleship was steaming along
quietly along when the submarine
suddenly appeared under the bows of
eha irorchinn Thorfl n-fia Tin f Imp tn
sixth lost by fresch.
Trif Vendemaire is the sixth craft
f,f tr,iS type to be lost by the French.
DEATH MAY ROB GATES'
" HEIR OF HIS HERITAGE;
Elgin, June 8. Henry Rockwell
Raker, nephew of the late multimil-,
liouaire. John W. Gates, is believed'
to be dying of quick consumption. He i
is a boy in years and has before him :
a definite and assured opportunity
to earn a fortune of $2ii0.0'iu in four :
Hy the terms of his uncle's vvill j
Raker was to get his quarter of a
million if he was graduated fronj
college without marrying or getting
into trouble. Me mapped out his ca
reer and was determined to get the
But he has been ill of late and af-1 marksmen. Three men of last year -ter
many consultations, the most ' champion team will represent the lo
skilled physicians have been obliged . al company this year, Dunavin, He
to admit that the young man is
stricken with tuberculosis and that
there is slight chance for his recov
ery. A q estrin ac Vi t a nnrla'D ti i 11 r- n a
I, Raker reaBed
hions to a girl to whom he was said
! to be engaged and prepared to buckle
initio"" to hard work at college. The
port that M. A. Daughertv. an at-
MANY GARS ARE WRECKED
IN BOSTON'S RAIL STRIKE
IN THE FAR SOUTH
Washington, June 8. Attorney Fred
erick Pierpont Shaw, representative of
the Chicago Tile and Trust company,
who was acting under the orders of
the federal court for the northern dis
trict of Illinois in the case of the Cen
tral American Commercial comr-my,
was assassinated June 5 at Black
River. Trlona. Honduras. The Ameri
can legation, in reporting the matter
to the state department, states that
the assassin, who was named, has been
25 ARE KILLED IN
CARD GAME FIGHT
Nashville, Tenn., June 8. A spe
cial to the Banner says 25 foreign
ers and mountaineers were killed last
night at Dante, Va., in a fight over
a card game.
SECRET ASTOR SAFE IS
OPENED; HIDE CONTENTS
New York, June S. The late Colonel
John Jacob Astor possessed one safe
of which he alone knew the combina
tion, and therein, absolutely secured
from fire and burglars, reposed such
secrets of affairs or fortune as he de
sired to conceal from his most Intimate
This strong box, which was hard
ened to the point of resistance even
to electrical contact, had reposed for
several years in the personal office of
Colonel Astor. Only he knew the com
bination and not until recently
his executors able to open it. Ex
perts worked !ln vain to find the com
bination, as did steel drill men.
The safe was finally forced open by
the aid of acetyline gas, chisels and
files. What was found within the steel
box is a mystery which the trustees
refuse to clear.
Columbus, Ohio Ohio's fourth
constitutional convention completed
its work and took a recess until Aug.
2t;, the date now set for sine die ad
journment. London The May statement of
the board of trade shows increases
of $.",! '.12,5110 in imports and
6,usteiit0 in exports. The principal
increases in the imports were in raw
cotton ami food, and food and and raw
material made up the gains iu the
London The threatened national
strike of transport workers has been
postponed again. Employers said
they would not be able , to reply to
the government's proposals before
Monday and the strike leaders decid
ed to defer further action until
Lisbon Members of the Tanama
Pacific exposition commission were
enthusiastically received on their ar
rival here. The matter of forming
a new cabinet was deferred untl the
departure of the commissioners for
Madrid Saturday to permit the out
going government to entertain the
visitors according to the prepared
CO. A MEN TO QUALIFY
FOR MARKSMEN'S TEAM
The final preliminary shoot of the
Company A men will tie held at Pope
range tomorrow, and the showing
made at that time will largely deter
mine the personnel of the team which
will represent the company in ttie
state stioot in this city next Sunday.
Twelve companies will participate
in this match, five men from each
c ompany, in addition to the regimental
staff team, makin;; a total of about 7re
deen and Baldwin. Of
the men now i
trying for the two vacancies, Pe-de-r-
son and Friberg are showing a li'tle-
more class than the rest, and very I
likely will make the team. Company !
A now 'holds the cup, w hich w as won j
in a similar contest last year. :
Recess for Baltimore.
Washington. June 8. Representative
Cnderwoocl, democratic leader, indi
cated iio recess would be taken for the
Chicago convention, but a three-clays'
recess would be; taken for the Balti
Watson is Bound Over.
Augusta. Ca , June k - -Thomas Wat
son. fe.rrri"r populist leader and prest
elential candidate, wan bound over uts
cie r $."'') bond he-re- for sending obscene;
matter thiouuh the mailb.
James J. Hill Resigns. .
Tacoma. Ward-. June- Louis W.
Hill who recently resigned as presi
dent of the Gr'-at Noithern railway,
said he had receive a telegram from
his fa'tif r. James .1. Hill, stating thai
he resigned as ciiajitnan of the board
of directors of the Gnat Noith'.rn in
Livor of ii W. Kill,
Policemen Trying to Break
Up Riots Are Badly
NUMBER ARRESTS MADE
Philadelphia Judge Issues Order
Restraining Federation from
Boston, Mass., dune S. Rlotlni
broke out again last night in con
nection with the strike of employes
of the Boston elevated street rail
way company, which began yester
day morning. Disturbances occurred
in Cambridge and Sotitn Boston. In
one outbreak in Cambridge, three po
licemen were badly beaten and a re
volver shot was fired at the conductor
of a stalled car. Several arrests werej
hit i:iiirT orrosEn strikr.
It was announced during the fore
noon that the actual vote in favor o
a strike was 1.3S9 to 8. The strike
c ommittee claims that up to the time
of calling the strike yesterday 3,200
men had signed union papers and
had paid initiation fees. At the
same time, the company issued a
statement that 3,5fM) employes were
still loyal and that every effort
would be made to keep the car sys
tem in operation. Four hours after
t lie strike began cars were running
on nearly all lines but with about
half of the usual frequency.
il Altlll ATTACKEIl,
Clashes between employes who
continued in the service and others
vv curing street railway uniforms but
not numbers took place often during
t lie forenoon. Cambridge was the
principal scene of the trouble during
that time. The men rushed down
into the Harvard square station of
the subway and tried to push through
the turnstiles. Two of the guards
grappled with them and were cut and
bruised. The police arrested ten
men, all of whom said they were for
A man giving his name as Chris
Santas, from Indianapolis, who said
he had recently come here to help
the strike, wns nrrested near Harvard
college for cutting a trolley rope.
K.N.IOI FF.DP.lt TF.I l OHVIITTKB.
Philadelphia, Pa., June 8. Judge
Rrcgy, in common pleas court here
yesterday issued an injunction re
straining federated committees of the
brotherhoods of trainmen, conductors
firemen and engineers from taking
any action that may lead to a strike
op the lines of the Pennsylvania rail
roads east of Pittsburgh and Erlo
because of alleged grievances.
FMilFF.Il FII.F.1 PKTITION.
The injunction was Issued on peti
tion of John S. Memphill. an engi
neer, whose home is in We-;( Phila
delphia. In his petition, he claims
that the Brotherhood of Engineers
and Firemen, of which he is a menv
ber, has no legal right to participate
In the conferences of the brother
hoods which are now going on In this
FIIKH TIO IN mV.
The f derated committee numbers
tebout I"---! members and has been
holding sessions at frequent Inter
vals here for some time. The prin
cipal difference between the company
and the men is over a request that
steam railroad engineers be employ
ed on a certain percentage of all
electric trains running between New
York city and Newark, N. J.
SEVERE EARTH SHOCKS
Washington. June 8. A seismo
graph at oGorgete, u university has rv
' corded earth shucks almost oontin
! I'ously since "e yesterday morning,
j The vibrations at times were of ex
traordinary viole-iice. Scientists be
! lieve they were destructive. It Is
estimated ihe nisturbance wai 2,tf'0
miles from Washington.
Seattle, Vdi .tune; K. p.ele hlng
, of an Alaskan vobano was recorded
cn ttie hcismoKraph at the I nlver-
sitv of Washington from noon yes-te-rday
until I this morning. The
disturbance was almost continuous.
The reiord is not of an earthquake.
Put of an eruption.
Chasscll Has 1.000 Majority.
Ids. Moines, Iowa, June; 8. Com
plete returns from all counties except
Dubu'i'ie today seemed to indicate E.
1 1. Chassell, republican, is nominated
for secretary of state; at Monday's
primaries by 1'OuO majority.
; Minister Held for Murder.
i New Sweden, Me., June 8. Rev.
Charles EnieliuH. a Lutheran rninis
i ter. was arrested today, accused of
! killing his father-in-law, August Jac
! ohaen. In June, IS 1 1.
Wiley Declines Offer.
Washington, June 8. Dr. Wiley,
former chief of the bureau of chem
istry, today declined the city of Bos
ton's offer to become chairman of lis
1ril of hcalttu