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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. g
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 219.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1912. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
CLARK IN LEAD) ON FIRST BALLOT
ONLY SINGLE VOTE TAKEN
AT AN ALL NIGHT SESSION;
EIGHT HOURS OF ORATORY
OFFERED A BRIBE
Guy Biddinger, Detective, Open
ly Accuses Attorney of
Promising Him Money.
WANTS TO FIND TIPSTER i
Tells How He Arranged for McNam
ara Counsel to Hear the Burns
Convention Hall, June 28. j
The leaders representing pres
idential candidates declared all
had agreed to remain in Session Forecast Till 7 P. Me. Tomorrow, for
Until a nomination is made. ! Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Ty .T,w.T,Hrtti railed to and Vicinity.
order at 4:12.
TVin crnTiH Vinllnt showed HO
.. , light southerly winds. Los Angeles, June 28. For the first
Change from the first until Mas- Tempature at 7 a. m- -o. High-! time since the Darrow bribery trial
aatuuaena w ica.i.ut. w. i.-t ... its,i msui, began more Bix weeks ago, a wit-
ntf I 1 - Mn U I .
W US OU gctilitU UIJC, iuaooauuu
a . Or .1r nt1
sens casting jj iur miles per hour.
One for Wilson. Precipitation, none.
, ' Relative humidity at 7 p. m , 54,
T 09 The i ' a- -.
Generally fair and continued
warm tonight and Saturday, with
light southerly winds.
IS READ OUT
Nominee Must Declare
Himself Independent of
Morgan, Et Al.
RESOLUTION OF BRYAN
Tl o Him tT a
--- stage of water 3 6 a falI of A
situation was no clearer at 3 in iaHt 24 hours.
this afternoon and no nearer a
solution than when the con
vention adjourned this morn
ing. Many conferences and
caucuses were held during the
day, but as yet there are no
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., three ness on ,he 8,and Thursday openly
charged Clarence S. Darrow with hav
ing personally offered him a bribe to
turn over to him certain evidence
against the McNamara brothers.
Guy Biddinger, a Chicago detective
sergeant te mporarily employed by Wil-
! liam J. Burns and one of the men who
; ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. I arrested James B. McNamara and
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.i Ortie McManigal, was on the witness
Pun sets 7Ui5. rises 4:31. Evening ! stand.
Frrs: Mars. Jupiter. Mercury. Mora- tells ok plot n H dahrow,
lug stars: Venus. Saturn. He testified he had pretended to ac-
j cept Darrow's offer and that, w hile in
nan r rancisco last August, ne naa ar-
J. M. SHEIUE1L Local Forecas'er.
Daring Proposal Causes Tur
moil, but Is Finally Adopted
by Vote of 889 to 106.
JAMES IS URGING
Chairman Believes Convention
Will Keep at Work Until
Nominations Are Made.
NEW YORK VOTE PUZZLES
With Illinois and Indiana, It Is At
tracting Much Attention From
Leaders at Baltimore.
PLATFORM FRAMED FOR THE
IEMOGRATS MAY WIN OVER
SUPPORT ROOSEVELT FORGE
Baltimore, June 28. Chairman
James expressed the opinion today
that the convention will keep stead
ily at business thts evening and to
night until the presidential nomina
tion is reached. Then will come the
vice presidency, followed by the plat
form. There is a possibility the plat
form may not be reached until to
morrow, though the leaders hope to
dispose of it late tonight.
PIVOTAL. STATES COJiFER.
New York, Illinois and Indiana, with
their large aggregate vote, are at-
Mn Hair Baltimore. June , trading much attention. With a sol-
. . . i id south, it is figured these would be
i ue rFBUlULIuu UUCICVA u
1st Vote Taken
the artificial llehta rave wav to the
Supporters Of all candidates cray shafts streaming through the
make claims of accessions, but windows they began to call to speak-
. i : tL: era to make t heir remarks brief.
so far there is nothing more Thf)Fe who falIpd to heed this deniand
tangible than claims. ; were given scant courtesy.
Talk of a Kern-Underwood uomex oitximiier mex.
ticket was discouraged by It was :4J when the last state was fense, had been "tipping off- certain
v , , . , . called, the last speech made, and a , information to Burns Biddineor told
Kerr, who riprlurpd he ramp in . . j iiuiunuauoa io ourns. oioainger 101a
ranged so that Darrow could secretly
view a conference between William J.
Burns and Eugene A. Clancy, a San
Francisco lalwr leader.
Darrow, the witness said, had told
him he wished to learn who, in the
inner councils of the McNamara de-
Two or three of them had collapsed
into sound slumber. Men were
asleep and snoring in groups. It re
quired a half hour to call the roll and
figure results. Then came a motion
the interest of Governor Mar
shall and would stay with him
so long as he was before the
Convention Hall, Baltimore. Jnn 2.
After sitting all through t li Light,
the cVmocrat le c n ehtinn M-ached 'he
first ballot on the presidential nomina
tion shortly Ik fore 7 this morning.
There wa no choke. In tuct, all ati
dldates wire o far away troin the
tuo third vote necessary to nominate.
in- legates today looked forward to , rec88 andi " was "rried despite
After the first bal- v1!' "
"16 lt'eB " rrauy io go on wiwi
the battle to the bitter end. The hall
was emptied in a few minutes,
i ri.4HK iKt-nirTintii
As was exLHitxU. t'iuik led all oth-i .. , , ... ,
'claimed that on the flrit ballot this
had expected he would re.eive luorc tollowIng aQdltional votes,
scattering votes, but the fact that he 0fle Vnaerwood from HawaI1 two
did not show any tr.-i.th whatever l n(it.rW00(1 from Maln B,lven Harrnoa
m the first bn lot did not diseourage mM three Harmon from
them. They still felt that In the event r(,prwo0(1 frnm x-ow
ol a aeaiiiocK wr.icn euriy louay seem
ed more than probable Hr an tniiiht
call ordered on the first lineup ;him tha. if waa r,Hnrv nnrt ,hn, if h
for a candidate for president. Voting rame t0 San Fr at a certain
was carried on with great rapidity time he would ghow him c,a and
and little or no confusion. The galler- 1 Curns together
ies were all but forsaken. Ptrangely
enough, women seemed to outnumber; Ikkkk is a poifT.
the men among the spectators who i Thp defense gained what was re
had spent tTTe night at the hall and Kardei a an important victory when
they were also much more keenly , JS Hutton sustained an objection to
alert to the proceedings. tne testimony of Waldo Failoon, one
me smirk ix .hoi ps. of tne shorthand reporters who took
down the conversation between Dar-
a lonj;, hard Etht
lot. tin- romeution recessed at 7
until 4 tills afternoon
llltlAX AOIK IHStPI'OIXTS.
was expcite,U. 4'luik led all
ers. Iirynn iwl tio ote from the
Ohio ilelegu'luu. Some of his friends
b' turned to uk.i'.u to lead his jarty in
the presidential rate.
II.I.INOIO SOI. II) KOH (I.AIIk.
The totals on the first ballot were:
SI LZKR (New York).
II RYAN, 1.
row and John R. Harrington through
a telephonic device.
Failoon admitted that he heard only
parts of the conversation. His note
book was turned over to a court report,
er engaged by the defense, who, to
cording to Earl Rogers, attorney for
the defense, could not decipher the
MOXF.Y PI.At FI IX EVIDENCE.
Biddinger, recalled to the stand, tea
tifled that he had been appointed first
by William Turner, in Chicago, to aid
the McNamara defense.
At a meeting in Chicago, he said,
Darrow offered him $5,000 if he would
"forget" the conversation on the train
with James B. McNamara when the
Jersey, seven and one-half votes from i latter had practically admitted guilt
North Carolina, one Underwood fromof ,he Times disaster and had offered
Porto Kico. probably six votes from ' Biddinger $30,0wi to let him go. The
Tennessee, one-half Harmon vote from ofr,'r y narrow, according to Bidding
L'tah. Pr- waa repeated in Los Angeles, and,
kxpept Harmox STBEXfiTii. ; feigning acceptance, Biddinger said
They also claim there is a possibili- ; narrow gave him 4500.
ty that 2S votes from Ohio, instructed The money was introduced in evi
for Harmon, might go to Clark on this , dence by the district attorney. A week
ballot. 'later, in San Francisco, "Darrow gave
The Harmon managers expressed j him $200. said Biddinger.
themselves as Jubilant over the pros-1 threats ix coi ht room.
pects of their candidate. 1 Biddinger was turned over to the de-
Wilson (Supporters expect a break fense for cross examination just be-
to the -New Jersey governor on the fore adjournment time. Earl Rogers,
i attorney for the defense, requested
that the jury be excused and then ask
ed the court for protection against
Burns and Biddinger, whom he charg-
ed with applying epithets to him In an
ante-room. Threats were exchanged
in open court by Rogers and Bldding-
I er and both offered to "shoot it out."
During the afternoon Burns was or-
Washlngton, June 28. Gompera dered to leave the court room until he
and Morrison of the American Fed-: was 'ailed as a witness.
JlliuoiB gave Clark its solid vote of fifth ballot
Iowa lined up solid for Clark.
Michigan's vote was dividi-d: Clark,
12; Wilson, 10; Harmon, 7, Marshall, 1.
KI!HAK A 1 :.
Nebraska. Bryan's home, gave Clark
12. Harmon 4.
New York cast its solid 90 votes for
Ohio offered a surprise. It had been
-..,1 M'il 1J ... . ...
.u,u, pev 1S or iy. 'erstlon of Labor today hieo. an ap
but the vote was split, aa follows: ,eal from Justice Wright's decision
Harmon, oa; Wilson, ly; Clark. 1; .mtenrine them to lail for rontemnt
and gave bail. Wright today de
LABOR CHIEFS IN
APPEAL; BONDS UP
Ham J. Bryan at the opening of last
night's session of the democratic na
tional convention read as follows:
"Resolved, That in this crisis in
our party's career and in our coun
try's history this convention sends
greeting to the people of the United
States and assures them that the
party of Jefferson and of Jackson is
still the champion of popular gov
ernment and equality before the law.
As proof of our fidelity to the people
we hereby declare ourselves opposed
to the nomination of any candidate
for president who is the representa
tive of or under any obligations to
J. Pierpont Morgan, Thomas F.
Ryan, August Belmont or any other
member of the privilege hunting and
favor seeking class. Be it further
"Resolved, That we demand the
withdrawal from this convention of
any delegate or delegates constitut
ing or representing the above named
William Jennings Bryan last night
led the democratic convention into a
declaration of . progTessivenesB un
heard of in politicat;histofy,
The convention was thrown, Into i
furore by the proposition, which as
originally introduced called far the
withdrawal of Ryan and Belmont,
delegates from Virginia and New
This part of the resolution was
resented as invading the rights of
sovereign states, and when its full
Import became known, boos and cat
calls, jeers and hisses were mingled
with hand clapping, cheers and
stamping of feet in the galleries and
on the floor.
Representative H. D. Flood of Vir
ginia dramatically characterized the
proposition as insolent, and said it
came "from "the only man who de
sired to destroy the democratic
Former Governor MeCorkle of
West Virginia called it foolish. Mr.
Bryan made the situation even
more dramatic by asking Virginia
and New York to request a modifica
tion of the resolution, and when
they scorned the suggestion he took
the course himself, eliminating the
From that moment sentiment
changed and the early voting indicat
ed that Mr. Bryan, as the exponent
of progress, retained nis hold upon
democracy. Illinois cast its 58 votes
for the resolution. The resolution
was adopted 8 89 to 106.
EXD TO REATTIOX A RIES.
pivotal states, and, combined with the
electoral votes of the southern states,
would give the democrats victory.
The leaders in these three states have
been working in harmony and were
in consultation today.
XEW YORK TO CiAY'XOR.
New Y'ork, which this morning
gave Harmon a complimentary vote,
may this evening switch to Gaynor
and back to Harmon, following these
tactics until they can make fts large
vote most effective.
FUNK NOT GUILTY
IS JURY VERDICT
of the men who exploit the people of
NAMES TRl ST LEADERS.
"I need not tell you that J. Pierpont
Morgan and Thomas F. .Ryan and Au
gust Belmont are three of the men who
are connected with the great money
trust of this country, who are despotic
In their rule of the business of the
country and as merciless In their com
mand of their .slaves as any man in
"Some one has said that we have no
right to discuss the delegates who
come here from a sovereign state."
Mr. Gilchrist "I said that."
"Yes, sir," continued Mr. Bryan, "I
reply that if these men are willing to
insult six and a half millions of demo
crats we ought to speak out against
them and let them know we resent the
"I for one am not willing that Thom
as F. Ryan and August Belmont shall
come here with their paid attorneys
and 6eek secret counsel with the man- j
agers of this party.
"No sense of politeness or courtesy
to such men will keep me from pro
tecting my party from the disgrace
that they inflict upon it.
MIST fiO OX RECORD.
"Now, my friends, I cannot speak for
you. You have your own responsibil
ity, but if this is to be a convention
run by these men, if our nominee is to
be their representative and tool, I pray
you to give us, who represent constit
uencies that do not want this, a chance
to go on record with our protest
"If any of you are willing to nom
inate a candidate .who represents these
Mr. Bryan -was interrupted by pro
longed cheering. Continuing, he said:
"Or who is under obligation to these
men, do it and take the responsibility.
I refuse to do it and take the respon
sibility. "Some have 6aid that we haven't
a right to demand the withdrawal of
i delegates from this convention. I will
Massachusetts .... 36
New Hampshire ... 8
New Jersey 2
New Mexico 8
North Carolina . .. 16'
Rhode Island 10
West Virginia 16
D. of C 6
Porto Rico 2
J Baltimore, June 2S. The platform
i builders are at work again this morn
lng, only, however, for the purpose
of correcting such imperfections as
may be discovered.
Exceptional care has been exercised
to guard the platform so a single plank
shall not be known before presenta
tion to the convention. However, some
24 : of its declarations have become famil-
Jlar to frequenters of the committees'
" VN'IT ox pro;rkssiyism.
j It is said the committee Is a unit
. . In support of the progressive idea,
12 and efforts have been made to hav
28 jthe platform express the very foremost
Marshall received 30 votes from In
diana and one from Michigan. Bald
win was given 14 by Connecticut and
8 by Vermont. Ohio gave Bryan one
vote. Sulier received two votes from
Alaska. There "were two absentees, one
each from Ohio and Wisconsin. The
Philippine delegation wag prohibited
from voting in accordance with the
constitutional point raised by Williams
of Mississippi during Thursday's debate.
BRYAN FIRST VOTE
GOES FOR CLARK
Bryan. 1 ; absent, 1.
Wisconsia j;ave Clark 6, Wilson 19; dined the sentence of John Mitchell
not voting. 1. j ,n hu abSnce.
Clark's vote was less than his man-,
agers had been claiming for him, but j Hanged by Wedding Ring,
was about -what other lanuldatcs had j Sterling, 111., June 28. Mrs. David
H K ix for spe (kkr. of here, was badly injured when her sued Clarence S. Funk for $25,000,1 not be announced until his nomlna
The spvaker's a!hrtnt were de- ; redding ring caught on a nail in a charging alienation of Mrs. Hen- tion.'
clarln today he -woald steadily gain haymow. She hung on the rafter ning's affections, returned a verdict j EXTR ordix ar y f OxniTlox.
a the tallotin progressed, and at the suspended by the ring for tw-o hours of not guilty this afternoon. Bryan's speech on his resolution was
make you a proposition. One of these
At the conclusion of the roll call j men sits with New Y'ork and the other
on his resolution, Mr. Bryan had the ' sits with Virginia. I make you this
following to say in regard thereto: proposition. If the state of New York
"This vote eliminates all of the re-i w ill take a poll of Its vote and a ma-
Baltimore, June 28. Bryan's on
ly comment on the result of the first
ballot was that the delegates had
spoken their mind agalcst Harmon
and Underwood. He said he voted
for Clark, but was non-committal as
to whether his choice was Clark ot
He was well satisfied with the re
sult of the passage of his resolution
last night denouncing the "interests,"
and declared it made the delegates
get into line.
thought of modern democracy. An ef
fort has been made to frame the
platform so as to appeal to republican
progressives in the hope that many of
them may be won over, and, indeed,
on the part of some, tnat Roosevelt
may be induced to abandon his furth
er presidential ambitions and join the
democrats in bringing about results
on which they declare his views are
in accord with their own.
FOR df.xyer labor plxk.
With these purposes In mind old
time democratic doctrines will be so
extended as to cover many fields. The
Denver labor plank will be repeated,
though in fewer words. Mississippi
river improvements will be favored,
but tinder federal control.
POSITIVE OX TARIFF.
There will be a positive declaration
for a tariff revision downwards on a
basis of tariff for revenue only, but
the opinion will be expressed that re-
ductlons be made gradually. An effort
will be made to demonstrate that the
republican policy of protection Is re
sponsible for the high cost of living.
ALDHICII Pl.AX ItKXOVXt ED.
The Aldrlch plan revising finances
is denounced on the theory that it
would place the issuance and control
of currency In the hands practically
of one business corporation. It- al-
declares finances can be revised with
out Aldrich'a suggested central re
VOl I.D PROTECT BAX'KS.
At the same time the committee
would recognize the necessity of pro
tecting banks and their customers
against conditions which aroso in
1907. They believe this can be done
by a distribution of government
funds throughout the country in b
way to make them available in cas
of monetary disturbance.
OXE TERM FOR PRESIDENT.
The tendency of the committee If
said to favor such amendments of the
anti-trust law as will render statutes
so unequivocal as to leave no excuse
for failure To entorce provisions fot
criminal prosecutions against those
back of the trusts.
There will be a declaration for one
term for the president.
FOR PRIMARY ELECTION.
Members of the full committee on
resolutions at a meeting this afternoon
submitted several new planks. Among
those accepted was one declaring for
free passage through the Panama
canal of American ships engaged In
coatstwlse trade. An inheritance tax,
woman suffrage, and the initiative anl
referendum went out as matters for
state control. Strong declarations for
direct legislation and for a primary
election were Inserted.
HUSBAND GIVEN ALIMONY
finite firants Woman Divorce, but
Awards Man $'i.(.
Cleveland, Ohio, June 28. Wal-
Waiihlntnn. Jiinp 28 Knpakpr
actlonaries and we can now proceed ;jority of thm-not Mr. Murphy, but a ; CJark rernaned at his office In the
out and win
Chicago. June 2 8. The jury In
Pw anson, who lives 15 miles south the case of John C. Henning. who the candidate to do, but they need . recorded and printed, ask for the w ith- j The speaker was the least disturbed ; Mf" worth of property left.' They
nrawai ot the name of Mr. Belmont, ; or aii those around him. were married 2-i years ago.
lace Johnstone, 59 years old, failed
to the election of a progressive, put majority of the delegates Cheering carjtal until a little after midnight,'10 Prevent his wlfe- Mary JohnBtone,
him on a progressive platform and go 'and loud applause) I repeat that if readinz bulletins but left for home three years his senior, front getting
There are some things , New York would, on roll call, where : ori1 . vh hi aftr ena. a divorre. but .h:1e Babco k Kave
which I think It would be wise forjher delegates can have their names I tor rtea,i glared him in nomination hirn 2,r,on alimony. Mrs . Johtintoue has
name time were bu.-y with th ir lel- until rescued.
gate to see that there wtre to defec-
tK'ns. Begin Hanford Hearing.
The Wilson io; ie. on the other Seattle. Wash., June 28. The house
hand, claimed, tow that th various ' Judiciary tub-committee began yester
lcstructed deb k-a'es had cast their i d 'he hearing of evidence in the
"This is an extraordinary resolution,
but extraordinary conditions need ex-
Eddy Bequest Stands.
Conrdo, N. H., June 28. The rehear
ing in the case involving legality of i ,raordinary remedies. We are now en
me residuary request of .Mrs. Lday. ,gappd in ,ne conduct cf a convention
founder of the Christian Science j that wU1 pare before this country the
votes on the flrt ballot in accordance I rase of United States Judee Cornelius 4 rlrBl luurcn ot tnnsi. democratic nominee, and I assume that
with these instru. ta.r.. thev wonld u'H. Hanford. who is accused cf mis-1 BL,C""81- a-uiea oy ine !every delegate in this
and if Virginia will on roll call pro
test against the withdrawal of Mr.
Ryan, I will then withdraw the last
part of the resolution.
WITHDRItV; LAST PART.
100 REBELS AND LEADER
KILLED IN CUBA FIGHT
Santiago, Cuba, June 28. Estonez. i
Mr. Flood of Virginia then said: 'the rebel jeader, was killed yesterday!
'at Vega B-Ilaco during a battle in
were married I', years ago. Mrs.
(Johnstone testified she was Mined
to wear her husband's old clothing.
' He said she did this to save money
i to invest In real estate.
son, 21 years old.
Wis. Charles Ol-
Mar I Interrunt the epntlfmati'" at Veea BIlaoo durlne a battle in ' - ea,B ",u- t""
"Wait a moment," said Mr. Bryan; which 100 Insurgents were killed. Ea-! Jr,:arB cW- run rtown an'1 ln?,a"t
"wait until I get through. I will then trnez's body arrived here this morn- j y k'"L"1 tth,c'n a I'omoUve ba k-
ii'K up. lau a iiaeh njj.ijer uu
withdraw the last part of the rsolu- ing.
conduct in office.
HIS PARTY HELPED
ould be ,
iree later io switch t fecotid choice.
They hojd to m'u Krtatly jn lniSe
Jl ST A 1'HHIM TKI).
It had been kti..wn for weeks that
because of the k, :i. r.il r.umher of ran.
tiidat- ar.d "fj. nre ,-r.9- in the
fight for the l.om. nation, a selection'
on the first 1 allot wa, out of the qucs- '
tion. The l allot -f thi morning bore! Oyster Bay, June I?. RooseTelt
out th.se e etat:, r.s kept closely in touch with news "from
F.n.iir urn k (f oHtTOKY. Baltimore and said the situation there
During ti e r,:t! t there were eight as hPtn itself In a way which
hours ef orpr, ty demonstrations. e believed would be of advantage to
The first bu rfeu.o titration, Clark's, a new party. He expressed the opla
oontinued ot.e hour and five minutes! loa ttal the course cf events at Balti
and the Wilson iii. n made tl: ir.ps go more demonstrated the strong infiu
one hour ar.d 1 S ni:r:utes. ;euce of the men whom Bryan desig-
7he di!e:jt. latientiy listened to ' ct d as the representatives of Wail
lbs (teethe, but wLcn da broke ar.d street.
Convention iflltlnn -fcirh AomanAa lha Ti-frV,riro nf
supreme court today The supreme ; here beCause he wants that nominee these men from the convention. I will
court recently ruled the residuary be
elected. withdraw the last part at the request
"And it Is in order that we may al-'of the states In which these gentlemen
vanes' the cause of our candidate that 'sit, but I will cot withdraw the first
I jirf'sent tt,ia resolution. There are
questions of which a court takes judi
cial notice, and there are subjects cn
which we can assume that the Ameri
can people are informed, and there is
net a delegate in this convention who
does not know that an effort is belnz :
mad" right now to sell the democratic i L0N DON SUFFRAGETS IN
party into bondage to the predatory
interests of this county.
"It is the most brazen, the most in-
part, that demands that our cand.ate
shall be free from entaglement with
Mr. Bryan yielded to Mr. Flood and
then Senator-elect Vardaman and oth
CAN'T UNITE ON A
1 which the two were "joy ridini;." The
victims were returning to their hornet
In Drumtnond from Lake Owen.
Baltimore. June 2 8. Gossip on a
vice president so far has failed to
crystalize. Included in the list of
possibilities are Governor Burke of
North Hakota. Sulzer of New York.
P0ST0FFICE SMASHING ; Mayor Baker of Cleveland. O'Gor
London. June 28. A general cam-iman of New York, Redfleld of New
palga of destruction 'in posfoffices York, Mayor Preston of Baltimore I
soiect. tne most impuaent attempt that j throughout the country was inaugu-jand Henry of Texas.
has bee.i made In the history of Amer-j rated today by suffragets. They i Marshall. Kern and Underwood
ican politics to dominate a convention, , smashed windows and did other dam- were also discussed, but this talk re-
stifle tne honest sentiment cf a people I age In London. Manchester and other ; ceived littie encouragement from ! 3
and make tie nominee the bond-slave ' cities.