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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO, 215.
MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1912. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PARKER HAS A
Nebraskan Now Candidate
for Chairman of Balti
HE DELAYS SELECTION
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Fair tonight and Tuesday, slightly
warmer tonight, light southerly!
Temperature at 7 a. m.. 69. High
est yesterday, 84, lowest last sight,
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., one i
mile per hour.
Precipitation, none. !
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 50,:
at 7 a. m.. 64. 1
Stage f water, 4.2, a fall of .6 in
last 4 8 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow )
Run sets 7:25. rises 4:20. Evening
stars: Mars. Jupiter. Mercury. Morn
ing stars: Venus, Saturn.
30 PERISH IN
A RIVER DOCK
Victims Are Swept to
Eternity Before Eyes
TAKING NO FOOD
Wounds of Slayer of Hattie
Phelps Fail to Heal and He
BROTHER REFUSES TO AID
Latter Is a Oonnty Clerk In Indiana,
But Ignore Letter Written
Him From Peoria.
RECOVER SOME BODIES
speeches were made for and
KREMKR lit HI.4 IEFI.
Committeeman Kremer announced i
the Bryan democrats would defy the '
committee If Parker's name is rati-
- fled, and declared Rryan would him-1
. 'pelf lead the fight as a candidate fori
RaltlmAF .fun ? 4 A comnromlse . .
me cnairmansnin. secret conferences
Committee Recesses Until Even
ingin Effort to Bring War
ring Factions Together,
against i Tragetjy Overtakes Buffalo, N.
Y., Foresters While Enjoying
Their Annual Outing.
Buffalo, N. v., June 24. Five i
Peoria. 111., June 24. Louis Reiter.
the murderer of Mrs. Hattie Phelps,
who has been confined In the county
jail since the night of the atrocious
crime. Is In a pitiable condition. Lying
on his cot a mental and physical wreck
the lover whose Jealous heart blinded
his Teason and urged him to kill the
cbject of his affections, keeps mutter
ing over nnd over the name of the
woman he slew in the madness of his
The self-inflicted gashes in the neck
of Reiter have failed to heal properly.
and despite the closest attention by Dr.
MONEY SAVES SltUHOIS MEN TO
rnnHII firnri O Enlistment Deneen and Oth
rKlllUI KrKrl IN ers Under Taft Banner Leaves
I IIUI1I III-U1.I.U League for Roosevelt.
Seventeen Lined Up in
Mexico and Million
REVELL IS .CONFIDENT
ON EXECUTION THREAT
between the democratic factions on amons ,mrtv leaders, who have per- todies and a ,lsl of 18 missing per-! Nystrom, the county physician, a rar
the temporary chairmanship is said slstently said there would be no com-, sons were brought here today f rom - tial paralysis of arms and legs has set
to have been reached this afternoon.
It was reported Parker, slated for
temporary chairman, would meet
Bryan late today and reafl to him the
speech Tarker has prepared. This
speech is declared to be both progres
sive and BERresHive.
forces believe it will
Bryan's objections. If after reading : porters-
tne speecn rsryan still insists upon
his objec tion to Parker, the latter will j
be selected by the national commit-!
tee, but will decline to serve.
followed Kremer's declara-
KEKTtTKY BACK t OIITTEE. '
The Kentucky delegation in caucus
voted overwhelmingly to sustain the
selection of Parker for temporary
chairman. This action was in spite
El Paso, Texas, June 24. Seventeen
Americans in Velardena, 50 miles west
of Torreon, Mexico, were recently lin-
tbe scene of last night's disaster at I in and Sheriff Grant Minor is consider-1 ed up against a bam while a half doz-
Predicts Former President Will
Rally Greatest Political FVtrce
Manage to Raise $3,500 and!
Are Released Forty Fed
erals Are Lynched.
TO BUCK INTO
Declares He Will Accept
Nomination From the
THE PARTING OF THE WAYS
The Parker of the protest of Ollie James of Ken-
meet many of tucky. one of Bryan's staunchest sup-1
Baltimore, Md., June 21. The strug
gle ovt the temporary chairmanship
of the democratic national committee
overshadowed every other issue today.
Colonel Bryan and his followers re
main steadfast in the opposition to
A (Ml NOT PARKER.
Sixty-five of the 76 Pennsylvania del
egates held a caucus today and in
structed their present national commit
teeman to vote against Parker for
Several delegates from Alabama call
ed on Bryan this afternoon and told
him that while they were bound by
the unit rule to vote for Underwood
for president, they would be against
Parker for temporary chairman. Bry-
Judge I'ar'r, and if the national com- an raid he hoped the national commit
mlrtee today approves of the sub-corn- jtee would settle the matter without a
n-.lttee selection of the Judge, the ; fight. f
fght will be taken to the floor of the colonel, for ntRMOxr
-iir;'r nit'i""nr fwxytty'l - Tin "fur liawiTitfBTrtrtHr-nGrtaflH
morrow. The candidate for chairman
most favored by the Bryan element
I'm the greatest harmonirer. here."
Regarding a report he had Wen vis-
are Kern of Indiana and James o! ited by William R. Hearst, Bryan said
Kentucky. he would not give out a list of his I
TO NOMINATE TIIIRDtl. callers. j
The national commute has planned 1 Henry of Texas, who had been a
to complete the temporary organiza- candidate of the progressives for tern-1
tion of the convention tomorrow, when porary chairman, declared after a con-!
the usual committees will be announc- ference with Bryan this afternoon a
ed. Wednesday they expect a perma- i 'ompromise could easily b'e effected,
rent organization and a platform re- , since the national committee had indi-i
port, and Thursday will In gin the work cated a disposition to prevent a clash J
of nam in I) candidates. 'on the floor of the convention.
I'tHKKH II s rn:T, it l !.' " We m arrt'l,t any pood progres-.
The national committee is scheduled i hlve for ,f,mPr chairman that can
to meet at noon, but it is likelv it will j DP ar eed uPn-" he 6aid- The ,la'
be much later before the members as- i Monal rommll,e announced it would
enable. Friend- of Parker sr. he will 1 Probably be unable to hear any con- j
v , .,i-i ju,v xv vwvw r.ws-r irr iimiiitiiim iinjiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiirii'i
have the votes of ;ti out of Wi niem
of naming candidates.
Kfforis were continued this morning
to affect a compromise among the con
testing dc'.i nations. There seemingly
tests before night.
PEACE NEGOTIATIONS ON.
The democratic national committee
at 2:15 this afternoon appointed a
committee of two. Chairman Mack
Kagle park, on the west snore of hng returning the murderer to the hos- t en drink-crazed brigands, calling them
Grand island, where over one nun- pital for medical treatment. i selves rebels, brandished guns and
dred persons were thrown into the. .itv i 101 t-omt . ,
N'i.r. river hv .he ,niinSO of n 1 1 ' I . . 'threatened summary execution unless
Cnlcago, June 24. Illinois, the state
which fostered the Roosevelt boom iu
its Infancy, has deserted the colonel.
With the departure of Governor
Deneen and the other Illinois leaders
from the camp of Colonel Roosevelt
to enlist under the party banner, the
former president is left with no organ
ization In the state save the National
Alexander H. Revell, chairman of
the league, and Edwin W. Sims, secre
tary, said that organization would con
tinue its fight on behalf of the new
party. Headquarters at the Congress
hotel will be closed today, but will
be reopened as soon as the party Is
well under way.
REVEl.l. TEUS ATTITVDE.
"We maintain that Theodore Roose
velt had & majority of the delegates.
and as such is the real choice of the
people," Mr. Revell said. "Believing
this we will continue the battle.
We plan to organize thoroughly in
Illinois and In adjoining states. Within
a month Mr. Roosevelt will have gath
ered his followers about him and will
have the greatest fighting force for
political freedom which the country has
Governor Deneen held a conference
with his aids during the day and die
cussed the situation. He seemed op
timistic regarding the effect the
outcome of the convention would have
upon Illinois politics and particularly
upon his candidacy for reelection.
"Illinois had only one course open to
it, and that was to remain in the par
ty," the governor said. "The delegation
obeyed instructions and pertormea its
duty. When the delegates were In
structed Ihey were told to vote for
Roosevelt, but by no means were tney
instructed to bolt the party. We did
everything In our power to elect the
colonel. That was all we could do."
STI.E.NT ON WEST REPORT.
Regarding tne report that Roy o.
West was slated as a member of the
executive committee to direct Presi
dent Taft's campaign the governor
said that was a matter for Mr. West
It is clearly apparent to all political
observers that the Roosevelt adherents
may cut a considerable figure In the
November election both national and
state. They are expected to take many
votes away from Governor Deneen.
The governor hag been placed m a j
Members Not to Be Questioned
as to Party Alignment
Chicago, June 24. Roosevelt left
for New York this afternoon. A
crowd gathered at the station and
cheered the colonel. From the plat
form he shouted: "I'm In the fight to
peculiar situation, inasmuch as to he
regular and not bolt he must take
! no hope of the Illinois fight bet ween nd National Committeeman Hall of
Nebraska, to confer with Bryan and
Parker and their leaders with a view
of preventing a fight on the floor of
the convention over the temporary
chairmanship. The committee then ad
journed till ,7 this evening. The com
mitter took no vote on 'he temporary
the Hearst Harrison foro and Roger
Hulllvan followers U:itii adjusted ami
cably. I'HOI.RCMMM I RI.K I1H1 AT
William J. Bryan may be the candi
date of the progressives Kaintit Bant
er for the temporary chairmar.shln.
That maa th pUn being considered ! chairmanship before adjournment.
by the Moan-Wilson forcp before the !
national commiit met today.
Bryan announced at noon, if the pro- J
yresslvee cantx.t agree upon a rand!- j
date for temporary chairman, he would i
be a candidate lilmclf. He said he'
would wa't until he invention meets
before beginning his flht
SHH POII.S IltlkCtTRI.
After making known h's Intention to
run for the temporary chairmanship In
case no other proi;renlve was deter
mined upon. Bryan ordered a poll tak
en of all arriving delegations In ascer
tain how they stood upon the Issue of
progreeslveUrn as against conserva
tism. Governor Burks) cf North Dakota
w as closeted i!h Bryan. nd laier said
he would do all he cou'd to elect a
The democratic national committee,
ron after nieitir.g today, took up the
chairmanship The selection of Park
er was opposed by former Governor
Adams, the "olora.l committeeman,
who argued satnt the appointment.
rHhr.H M HK, SI 1.1 M AX.
Bryan did r appear before the
committee to oppose the selection of!
Parker as temiwrary chairman.
"Jii'lre Parker will be endorsed fori
temjorarr chairman by at least
DisniDfru or tne rational committee.'
said Roger C. Sullivan of Illinois today
ARE TRYING SUIT -AGAINST
Chicago, June 24. The selection of
a jury to bear the evidence iu the
125,000 suit of John C. Henning aeainst
Clarence S. Funk, general manager of
the International Harvester company,
for alleged alienation of the affections
of Mrs. Jlenning. began today In Cir
cuit Judge Slusser's court. Funk was
excursion dock. I
F4MII.IF.S SKI'AH TEI.
Id the terror and confusion fam
ilies became separated and there is
faint hope that some of tnose listed
r.& missing may be found today.
There is little doubt, however, but
that the list of dead wiil reach at
SF.ES WIFE An SON I.O.
George Richmeyer, who lost his
wife and 10-year-old son, saw them
carried clear of the wreckage by the
current that sweeps past the dock.
He was clinging to a spile holding his
infant son in his arms and could do
nothing to save others.
OF SI HI C;l INC. PEOPLE.
George McKee, who lost ?iis wife
For several days Reiter had been i $i,oof.noo ransom was forthcoming, j sides with the Lorimer followers, who
jThe rebels halted their threats when have been actively assisting the can-
unable to take any food on account of
me weahness. wnicn nas seized turn snn in 1H -, fhm
and the inflamed condition of his ! At Velardena 40 federals captured
throat, due to the jagged gashes. Dr: ; by c'ampa were executed
Nystrom has administered liquid I HKBKVa EXEi't TEH.
nourishment three times a day to , 24.-After
Reiter, passing the food through the , , ,. , ' . .
, ' " I keeping the facts suppressed for near-
nasal passages. i , , .......
r i. . .Mi i. i i . i l.v a week, detai s of the grewsome
Reiter still maintains an aloofness ' . . , . . .
. . . , . ., methods pursued l)y federal troops in
from his guards and refuses to discuss : . , ,. , , , , . 1
. n ii- i. u , . exterminating the rebels have become
the murder at all. He is being watched i ... . . . . . . ,
,., . . . . , . ,. , . . public, the latest being the hanging of
very closely In order that he may be j ' '. n .. . .. , .
, . , . . : . more than 20n'Zapatistas after a bat
prevented from making a second at-!,, ,,.... ... ,
tempt upon Ms life and thwarting th ; i. k Th .
ends of justice. L Refugees arriving here from that
i uauuil liuenitru legion nay vue illllf?
didacy of the president.
will pass from an organized revolt into
San Francisco, June 24. A peculiar
Chicago. June 24. Roosevelt
planned to leave today for Oyster
Bay. Governor Johnson of Califor
nia, chairman of the new party, an
nounced today he would not at pres
ent choose the other committeemen
to perfect the plan of permanent or
ganization. It is probable democrats
as well as republicans, If true pro
gressives, will be given representation
on the committee.
HITl ATION OONE OVER.
There was no formal meeting of
Roosevelt men today. There were,
however, informal conferences, in
which Roosevelt discussed the situa
tion with various leaders In the new
party. No statement was made by
Roosevelt beyond the announcement
he did not expect to make any state
ment for publication until some def
inite pregram of progress was
IX BATTLE "TO ED."
Roosevelt this afternoon made the
rosltive announcement he would ac
cept a progressive nomination on a
progressive platform and fight the
battle to the end. Governor Johnson
today named members of a commit
tee on organization. Iowa, Illinois,
Wisconsin and Michigan are not rep
resented on the committee.
Medill McCormlck announced today
that the Illinois progressive republi
cans would organize in opposition to
the regular republicans, and expect to
place a complete state and congres
sional ticket In the field.
CI.AVTO TEMPORARY CHUR.MAX.
Chicago, June 24. Powell Clayton,
republican national committeeman
from Arkansas, the oldest member of
the committee, was made temporary
chairman of the new republican na
tional committee when that body con
venes today. The meeting was adjourn
ed after the appointment of a com
mittee to confer with President Taft
and ascertain his wishes regarding the
naming of a chairman and the con
duct of his campaign.
MEET TAFT MOMMY.
A committee of nine decided to
meet Monday In Washington to con
fer with Taft, The national committee
authorized the committee to make a
selection of the republican national
chairman and to name a secretary,
after a conference with Taft.
Fl X IN ONCiHE"l.
Washington, June 21. For 4 mln-
.wx ftr.nr. u.n i of fn1 forPgt lining the road for some i situation has arisen in California re- utes today the house enjoyed Itself
Sheriff Minor discovered a brother j distance 1n the vicinity of H.iltzllac garding the election of members of ' ovir the situation In which the re-
Of the accused man, who is County . . marL-oH with hnriiea hanirinir from:.. ..... . 'nnl.llun nnrtv nHu Ituolf horsma nf
iana und'v V . MlG electoral college. Under the pri- "'" ' 1 " . ' ,, .
iniin, aim limbs of trees I r the f h rairn convention f nmiihell of
ma. of .trnoolln neonle .nH """..uuiraipa wiin mm, OUI ne seems Tronns under r.enra1 Rohle. en. . ,a" uinee8 OI tne
and infant son. saw them go down v,rMR '. " ; limbs of trees.
they did not reappear
to evince no interest in his brother's : countered a detachment of Zapata reb- 'various parties to the state legislature,
Kansas started it by having read a
letter written by Roosevelt In lBOS.
The excursionists were members of P"Pn'.an'l "as refused to answer the : eB I0Mr mji,g from Huitxilac and a : together with hold-over senators, will ! extoling the virtues of Taft, then the
.... Kherifr a Inttera t . . . . i .. .
Friend's court, Amherst lodge No.
3 LABOR LEADERS
HELD IN CONTEMPT
viewed the wreckage today found
I many of the broken planks were rot
; ten, and directly beneath the collapsed
j portion of the structure there were no
I supporting piles. The platform of
t two-inch planks rested on cedar beams
Washington, June 24 Samuel Gom-I,,, BCro,s the wld,h of ,ne dock an(1
pers. Frank Morrison and John Mitch-: many of ,Qf 8A gnowed Elga8 of decay.
eiL laoor leaders, Tocay were neia
runnlne fieht la.mlne th. hours fol-
232, Foresters of America, who were r-SFle 1 "lP- l ''-year-old daugh- lowed. The federals outnumbered the
on an annual outing. iter of the murdered woman, haa found i rer,ei8, nt the latter fought desper-
a home with her father at Carmi. 111. afp,y unt)1 flankPd and eventually sur-
mce urn neain 01 ner mmner me gin ; rounded
nas neen residing st tne home of Mrs.
Henry Hinkle, 311 New street. Her
father and mother had not lived to
gether for the past six years.
j PI.AK ROTTEN.
The section of the dock which gave
j way was about 50 feet in length, and
1 25 feet in width. One examiner w ho
meet Oct. l'fo nominate Tarty candl- ! ' H" "'"" nepuom an appiause nr"-
h.i. .k i . . i .. t . -t '"g phrases conta nlng fu some pra s
dates for the electoral college, hut thei, . . . , . '
, ,. . . .. , ,,. . for Tart. The democrats lautrhed Ue
name of the presidential nominee will . , .... , ., .
ari'ear on thp ballot in Novern
HANCEI) ONE AFTER OTHER.
The rebel leader then surrendered.
When the insurrectos had been dis
armed they were led to the edge of
. the forest and one after the other were
BOIilKS DKlHV INTO BMN.
Boats were sent down the river from
guilty of contempt of court by the su- j
1.4 in nnnnuiltAn v-itti tK. rAii.f'a In. i
. e.. . i , Eagle park today to recover the bodies,
nreme court of the District of t olum-; mllJtbeIow tne landlng there a reel
tnm-Tlnn In the Bucks Stove and Rinio .....
40 i V t... . . - running several reel out into tne river.
.juu.unonr. ,ur' -.ru,,,..-. ,-Mrh with the hor. win of fix.
1 RI'J 0 ERED.
At noon 16 bodies had been recover
ed, and the official list of identified
df.ad and missing had reached 3.
In California, with ' republican po-:
litlial machinery dominated at pres
ent by Roosevelt supporters, the eec. j
tors nominated by the legislators may I
easily be Roosevelt men, who would
..I secure the regular republican column c
OTt saidi i.ii... ...v....,j c
roariously. Then Heflin of Alabama
had read one of the Chicago state
ments by Roosevelt. The democrats
had a lot of fun by applauding refer-
nc g to "fraud" and "racallry."
WIM IISI UW'IH RllttN.
Madison, Wis., June 24. Four offi-
sheer weight of the crowd standing banged to the nearest tree. I secure the regular renuhlican column 1 cials others high In republican
general Konies in nis report said; ...... ..,... . ,. 1 councils said
.... i..- I'flli'll OUMUIIIIOI IU HIT ,1,LIB
today that if Bryan Is
n mlnated st Baltimore on a progres
sive platform, the third party move-
If Bryan and the pro-
Klnh n th I h a c K - i cu ln. nr Ml.
pe.l again to the nprsms court of the ; ; J Dagjnnd iplo
Parker will be temporary chairman. I . J ' this, it Is believed, the bodies will be !
1' mke no difference who orposes ' mtr f.00 . ?. . . carried. The excursionists were taken '
Friend, cf Brjan .enJ notice on ! ... """V"1: take on passengers for the return tri
the national omrr.!ttee fust before m , , ,nen a crowd began to gatner oa ,h5
WOUND SEVEN IN
A STRIKE CLASH
I II A r AO on tk A fnllnn-srn tif 7unot r n l . .
i , 7 V November. In that event. If the
tured by him In Morelos were hanged .,. ,, ,.,. , .
. . . . sunnorters of Taft nlaced an electoral
as a substitute for snooting to death - . . . . ... , . ment is dead
. . . Ticket in the field, fhev rrobabiv won d "
was to stnke terror In'o the hearts bayf 8o , )f thaf (a) gossive program be defeated, the WIs-
of the other rebel, operating in that J e d0M Somp df)Uht (g McoPRln frogreKsives. they said, would
state.' lto wnfthPr an el).rtor !g a -candidate !,avor a r'w Par,y "h "ooseveit at
for Diiblic office" as reouired hv law i" which would embody the
WANTS TO I'HOTKIT f'HIHl A HI A.
Chihuahua. Mexico, June 24. Gen
eral Pascual Ororco. the rebel chief:
has decided to ask General Huerta. thei
federal commander, advancing north-1
Iward with 'J.OfiO men, to agree to the;
NOMIN TE BK N ON Fl OOR.
p June 24.-Seven persons, including ald ,;enera,
e ! woman and a boy, were shot thla af-j w;sn t0 piatf
y I f-olicing of this city by a rebel garri- -
son w nose neinranty snouid oe respect-;
recess this aftt n.-'n that If the rec
ommendation of the sii-I'-oommitte of
Parker for tnii'rary cha:rman is sus
tained, they will rnmmate Bryan on
the convert'on f.or to opjKise Parker
fr the hor.c Atter Parker had ben
tuucJ 1tXcre the (.cxauittt several t i-enUer dUq.ualified in the 16tn.
Orozco said he did not .
i a Ik. .lttr kHiIi K. 1i.r. sTt
Frenchman Loses Fight. . aoca. teroon in a ciasn between siriaers ana ; residents in pern of a mon. - ; ottnurj mccr untningta.
Dieppe. France, June 24. George: stories at varum e. : special deputies guarding the Na- Officials at rebel headquarters are 'd a man car on an imern.uon.vi , Hamilton, Mass., June 21. There
Carpentier, middleweight champiom There 1. some difference in the ; tional Conduit Cable company a I reticent, but the intention to negotiat i and Great Northern railroad train to-jwas not appreciable change today la
of Ft.nce 'and England, and Frank ! stories of eye-wimesa as to w hether : works, where a strike is in progress. ; for the possible abandonment of Chi- day covered the clerk with his g'in, '; the condition of Secretary of the Navy
Klaus. Pittsburgh middleweight, met the boats contributed to the collapse ; The woman may die. The other are ! huahua is tanen to mean, in connec- st leered a mail pouch, kicked it from Meyer, who Is -suffering with typhoid
In a 20-round match here today. Car- r'f the dock hy strikin? it when they ; in a serious tondition. It ia said the tlcn with other evidencea of disorgan- the car and then jumped from the 'fever. He rested easily during tLo
Acme, or whether it aani. under the 1 shots were fired by guards, -:icn here, that the reToluUoc. soonfain wLiie it was oing full speed, tni2lU
LONE BANDIT IN A
j follow ers of la Folb-tte and Bryan.
The republican of Wisconsin have
j chosen proKressive republican presl
Identlal electors who, unles?i they re
! sign, mutt appear on the ticket as
Taft electors and. according to the
J unwritten law, be morally bound ti
vote ior the president.