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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1912.
Men Who Have Given Their Sig
natures Under Misapprehen
sion Continue to Get Off.
Blank Form for Withdrawal
The appended form was sent to The Argus o2ce today with request that
It be published or tbe convenience of citizens who may desire to withdraw
their names from the recall petitions. It is suggested that any one caring
to avail himself of the use of the form, may sign it, cut it out and mail it to
City Clerk Rudgren, the plan being similar to one used through the news
papers on the occaplon of a recent attempted recall at Wichita, Kan. The
Argus publishes the form by request:
AN INSTANCE OF CANVASS
Reported Strife Already Existing
Among Aspirants Who Have Been !
Picked for New Mayor.
Several additional petitions have
been lilfd by men who had
signed the recall petitions asking
that their names be blotted off of tne
petit ions when they are placed on file
with the city clerk. Men who are com
ing to realize apparently under what
conditions the recall Is being circu
lated and the reasons wby certain
M. T. Rudgren, City Clerk, Bock Island, IU. :
Dear Sir Yon will please scratch my name off the
petitions for the recall of Harry M. Schriver and Archie
FOR MAN'S DEATH
IS FIXED BY JURY
Coroner's Inquest Find 3 J. D.
Eider Guilty of Criminal
Longfellows' epic has been dramatized
by Mrs. Humphreys, and a local, yet
talented, cast has been selected to in
terpret it. Successive performances
will be given Thursday and Friday ev
enings and Saturday afternoon a matinee.
EXCURSION FOR BETHANY
STARTED TRAIN TOO SOON
Gave Go Ahead Signal Before Receiv
ing Orders From Rear John H.
Swanson Is Kilted.
in the ranks of the recallers strife has
arisen over the discovery that there
has been some double crossing on the
part of the would-be mayors, and that
two different candidates, at least, find
! that they have been promised tBe Tin
i nullified sunnort of the same class
people are Identifying themselves witn of mea ho are conspicuous in the
the movement, are taking advantage campaign
cf th.ir opportunity and withdrawing I)0 you thlnk there are not gome
their mgnatures at the present time. more ejCl,ing tlrne8 ahead for dear
1Mb must be done ia every instance 0jd j6iand ln ca6e tae recan pe
before the petitions are on file. A tit ions are successful?
large number of those who signed the'
petitions did ro, it Is now evident,
without realizing that they were up
holding a lawless element that had
combined with a number of disgrun
tled ofllce seekers in order to oust
Mayor 11. M. Schriver and Commis
sioner Archie Hart so that they might
gain tte power.
trnoxu method rsED.
An Instance which goes to show the ! 8Pect CwnP Jy 011 the backa of tbo
strong arm methods of some of the ' Rock river near Colons, Sheriff O. L.
recau rorces is mat citea by & citizen Rruner announced todav that if there
TWO CHILDREN FROM
WILL RAID GAMP
I Having answered many calls to ln-
1j - - . r- V iVT "
down town. A disappointed, deposed
saloonkeeper who is helping finance
a large portion of the recall, approach
ed the citizen while he was at work
In bis junk yard and asked If he had
signed the recall. A negative reJTly
was made. Then came the persuasion
part of the program.
Raid the recall promoter. "If you
are any citizens who are desirous of
registering complaint against the re
sort, he will give ear to their cries and j
be glad to serve any legal papers
which ther mav Drocure in order to
.I..!. t,soo. Uk I
has inspected the camp on numerous
occasions and has found it ln ship-
Ill sign this, you will put these fel- i shape on each of his visits. However,
lows out of office, and I will have It i those who reside near the camp report
In my power to do something for you. ! great tumult and several o'her things.
I'll not forget you" And so the sheriff asks those who say
The citizen replied that he was well they know, to take definite steps of
sntlcflt'd with conditions -and that he ' they are desirous of making complaint
did not care to sign It, even with the j against the proprietors of the resort.
promise or assistance wntcn was i
The recall promoter said, "You
ought to be back In Hussla." j
And so. realizing that be could not!
1 n rl 1 1 1 ( tliA ftHvnn t 1 ttlirn lha rall.i
withdrew w.th as much 'grace as hethe Rock lBland flre department and
could muster. j a well-known resident of the city, died
i iHiKi i. 1KB warm time. j at his home, 723 Fourth avenue, at 3
With reports from the city hall that 'o'clock this .morning after an illness
j The coroners' Jury which investigat-
ed the cause of death of John H.
j Swanson, who was killed yesterday af
! ternoon ln the Silvis yards of the Roc
TOE ILLINOIS HOME I Island "aa. placed the responsibility
' upon the shoulders of A. D. Rider, a
switchman in charge of the train
which run Swanson down. The cor
oner has issued a warrant for the ar
rest of Rider on charges of criminal
carelessness. Thus far, however, the
switchman has not been arrested, as
the officers have been unable to find
THROWN OFF A CAR.
Swanson was engaged in putting ice
into a refrigerator car through a hole
for that purpose in the top. While he
was at work, Rider gave the signal to
start up the train, and it went ahead
with a Jerk which threw Swanson off
his balance and 'caused him to drop
between the refrigerator car and the
car next to it He fell to the rail and
was run over, death coming almost in
stantly. The jury decided that Rider was
careless in not waiting for information
from the rear of the train as to wheth
er or not everything was in readiness
for any movement of the train. The
Inquest over the remains was held this
Steamer Sidney Chartered by Associa
tion for Next Saturday. !
Eethany Home's annual river excur-!
sion is scheduled for next Saturday, I
and if the weather is favorable the I
outlook is that a capacity crowd will j
be carried by the steamer Sidney, ;
which has been chartered for the day. 1
This is one of the means adopted for j
the raising of funds for the mainten
ance of the home, one of our most de-1
serving local institutions. The steam
er will leave Rock Island Saturday at
2:30 and will voyage to Muscatine,
reaching here on the return trip at 10
o'clock. An orchestra will be aboard
and refreshments will be served.
Even though you may not be a regular customer
at this store we want you to take advantage of
Great Clearing Sale of Women 9s
and Misses' Wearing Apparel
Of course we want all our old friends to get their share of the good
things but one of the chief purposes of this sale is to make a lot
of new friends. Come and see the great assortments that we show
you even at this time of year. Notice the character of the gar
ments and the liberal discounts.
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SLEUTH FREED DARROW?
More Witnesses Assert Lawyer Was
Los Angeles, July 17. More witness
es testified yesterday at the bribery
irial of Clarence S. Darrow that Bert
H. Franklin, ln conversation with
them, had exonerated Darrow from
any complicity in the alleged jury brib
ery. Franklin when on the stand has
denied making such statements. Both
sides have abandoned hope of ending
the trial this month.
The mysterious man whom the de
fense probably will attempt to show
furnished the bribe money again was
brought into the record by George W.
Hood. He testified that Franklin had
told him an unidentified man was with
in a few feet of him when the moaev
was passed to Juror Lockwood.
All Tailored Cloth Suits 'Exactly
Judd Repine, a former member
MO LINE WAGON CO.
CHANGES ITS NAME
The Moline Wagon company today
received license to re-incomorate and
years in the same home, making them change its name to the John Deere
This brother and sister have been
receiving proper attention for five
both good children and keeping them
from the evil associations among
which a life on the street without care
would have thrown them . This is a
practical illustration of the work of
the Illinois Children's Home and Aid
Rev. Godfrey C. Knobel represent
ing the Illinois Children's Home and
Aid society, is making his annual vis
It to Rock Island on his mission of
Wagon company. The incorporators
are George M. and B. F. Peek, and G.
W. Mixter. The capital stock is $500,
000. Two years ago the Moline Wag
on company sold out to the Deere in
terests. The change in name is to
avoid confusion in the names of the
HEYBURN ON TRADITION
Says Jefferson Did Not Write Declara
tion of Independence.
"Washington, July 17 "Thomas Jef
ferson did not write the declaration of
independence," declared Senator Hey
burn yesterday as he blocked consid
eration of a joint resolution proposing
purchase of "Montieello" by the gov
ernment. Mr. Hey burn spoke of Jefferson as
the idol of the democratic party.
"He is about as well bronzed and
moss-covered as any other statesman,"
he said, "and I do not think he should
Jefferson Levy of New York, owner
of Montieello, says he would not sell
It, even if congress passed the resolution.
All Spring Coats at 'Reductions
You will find prices In these departments hard to resist Choice
garments and lots of them. Not freakish styles nor undesirable
materials, but a choice collection of practical staple coats and suita
that will be in good fashion for months to come.
Plenty of regular sizes. Plenty of stout sizes. Plenty of small sizes.
Not only are we offering extraordinary reduction! on Spring Oar- -
ments but also on many hot weather wearawea lor wmcn mere is
practically a full season's wear ahead.
Linen Suits, White Serge Coats,
Skirts, Dresses, Waists, Petti
coats, Dressing Sacques,
It's an unusually good time to supply yourself with garment to
take with you on that vacation trip or even to lay away for next
season. You can afford to do either at the prices at which they
are now offered.
The "Bee Hive
Cor. 2nd and Brady
tlin Hrlrr. iniKtmfinn him nlru1v retain. ' of Kpvprfll vpurs. Hifl condition has
i d roundel atid propones to sift the ' not been considered serious, however, ; Kood. Rev. Knobel asks the readers
i mil ir ioKitiii to the bottom In a until six months ago when he seemed I of Tne Argus to notify him if any of
fletertiiluatlon to test the legality of , to suffer a relapse. Mr. Repine was
very bignature, comes news that a molder by trade but had not follow- ?lve 60me orphan a home, if they
n . 1
Wd this vocation for many years be
' cause of ill-health. He was born in
: Rock Ihland March 22, 1857, and had
lived here practically all his life. He
! received his education in the public
schools. During life he won friends
everywhere by his cheery and genial
disposition and his many ac;s of kind
S. W Collins left at noon today for
Colorado on a business trip.
A. Mosenfelder and son Hugo have
returned from a trip to South Dakota.
would like to assist financially in the Miss Margaret Doyle has returned
cause and If they know of any chil- to Peoria after a three weeks" visit at
them or their friends would like to
dren who could be helped by the so
ciety which he represents.
The organization aims to help all
children who are without the proper
parental care and guardianship and j
without the funds or of age to secure
it for themselves. Several children
He is survived by two sisters, Miss Irom KOCK 'sand nave already been
Flora and Miss Minnie Repine. The P'aeed in good homes by this society.
funeral will be held from the home, j The niembers of the Rock Island ad-
Fifty wagon umbrella,
worth $1.00, while f
they last DUC
tiff hata 4)1
6O0 wash "2 1 C 1
ties 35 ,J TOT 4 1
6O0 Ilk Hale J
hose, 35c ....U lOT 4) 1
10 dozen boys'
Men s sus- 1 Q
ToVey.h.0,:.3 for 25c
60c kind 1UC
Boys' straw f"
723 Fourth avenue Friday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. G. Oglevee of
South Park chapel officiating. Burial
will take place at Chlppiannock ceme
tery. VAX HE.
her home ln this city.
Mrs. Irving D. Burgh has returned
from a delightful visit of one month,
at Winnipeg, Canada.
W. P. Ammerman and family de
parted last night for Bay View, Mich.,
where they w ill spend two or three
William H. Gest, Jr., departed for
Grand Junction, Colo., today, where he
expects to remain for an extended
THAW FIGHT - NEARS END
Lawyers Present Final Arguments In
White Plains, N. Y., July 17. Oral
arguments were presented in Justice
Keogh's court yesterday in what is
believed to be the last day of the
fight of Harry K. Thaw to secure his
freedom from Matteawan State hospl-
i tal. Clarence J. Shearn, Thaw's
j counsel, submitted his client's case
: to the court. Thaw's mother and her
j daughters, Mrs. Carnegie and Alice
- naw, formerly the Countess of Yar
mouth, were in court. William T. Je
rome, counsel for the state, presented
briefs. A decision is expected by the
end of the month.
TO NAME COMMITTEE TO
SELL SOLDIER BUTTONS
At a meeting held last night at the
visory board of the society of which
J. W. Welch is president. Dr. J. W.
Stewart and Mrs. J. H. Wilson vice
presidents and E. B. McKown, treas
urer, would also be plased to receive
any information or help for the cause.
Rv. Knobel will make his headquar-
Arthur, the Infant son of Mr. ai lers at Seventh avenue. Rock Is-
Mrs. Charles Vanhe, died at tne Dome Ian(1. while here and any communica- j home of Mrs. riarah Morris, ou Ninth
of its parents, 601 Fifth street last ' tions Iliay oe addressed to him there. ! street, the committee in charge of the
sale of buttons for the soldiers' and
sailors' monument fund, decided to call
a conference of the members of all
ladies' patriotic organizations ln the
city to be held at Memorial hall in the
court house next Saturday afternoon at
2 o'clock. At that time the city will
be districted and committees assigned
to each for Aug. 3, the date fixed for
the sale of the buttons, but each seller
will be expected to get what she ca
for those distributed. The committee
in charge of the button day plans is
composed of Mrs. W E. Wynn, chair
man; Hon. Thomas Campbell, Mrs.
William Duffin, Ezra Wilcher, W. L.
Franks, L. M. Titterington, Mrs. F. C.
r.lght after a brief illness. Services '
I were held from the residence this af- MUCH NEEDED SIDEWALK
ternoon at 2 o'clock. Bjrial took .iinnniinipiiT i
place at Calvary cemetery. i IMPROVEMENT IS ASKED
If there is one place in Rock Island
where a sidewalk Is needed and for
which the petitions of residents and
property holders now before the muni
cipal body, should receive considera
tion, it is along Tenth avenue be
tween Twenty-second and Twenty
third streets. As it is now, the cross
street mentioned is practically use
less and Impassible at almost all sea
sons, and its condition such that as a
matter of pride no less than consid
eration of public convenience it should
have prompt attention by the board of
local improvements in ordering a
walk put down on one side of the
street, at least.
George Walker's hearing on a
charge of receiving stolen property
has been continued for another per
iod of 10 days. The case was again
scheduled for hearing in police court
! Harry T. Wleght and William T. Ba-
mer, arrested last night by Officers
1 Herkert and Lloyd, were each sentenc
ed to do $25 worth of rock crushing
I this morning before Justice Schroeder.
; They were arrested while stealing a
, ride on a railroad train.
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received 9 a. m., July
29. 1912, at the mayor's office, for par
ing Twentieth street from Fourth
MRS. WALTER A. SANDERS
SEEKS HUSBAND AND SON
Mrs. Walter A. Sanders, of 138
! West Nevada. nlae rtonvsr nln 1.
avenue to south line of Seventh ave- desirous of locating her husband and
(five year old son. who, the last time
al j she heard from them, were on a farm
1 KAn miloc fmm Vn1r TPlnnJ A 1 .
Contractor will be paid ln bonds I far K t" " !
tarlro v, r- t, i. I , vuici onUU
v "r " " 1 i l unci f?ei.
. All bids must be accompanied by
CHICAG0AN KILLS WIFE;
THEN SHOOTS HIMSELF
Chicago, July 17. Charles Dyse, 28
went to the rooming place of his
wife, Jennie, today and a few minutes
later Mrs. Dyse was found dead with
two bullet wounds in her neck, and
the husband with a bullet wound in
his head, lying across her body, which
rested on a parlor table. Beside them
was the little son screaming from
fright. The Dyses separated a few
weeks ago. Dyse died shortly after
BOLT RESULT OF
THIRD PARTY VETO
Leaders Decide Against Fight
ing Deneen and County
ONLY TO AID ROOSEVELT
Charles E. Merrlam and Four Other
Committee Members Withdraw
old political parties that the Interests
of the people cannot be served by
either of them:
A call is hereby Issued that they
meet in mass conventions, by coun
ties, or by wards, as local conditions
may require, Saturday, July 27, to
elect delegates to a state convention
to meet 'in Chicago at 11 o'clock the
morning of Saturday, the third day
of August, 1912. for the purpose ot
electing delegates to the national pro
pressive convention, to be held in tne
city of Chicago the fifth day of
August( 1912, as provided in the call
by the provisional committee of the
national progressive party, as fol
lows: One delegate and one elector for
each United States senator and for
each congressman at large, and a na-
t inrml i-nminlttoomnn tn hA elACted bT
Chicago, July 17. There will be no,, the delegateB to the 8tate conven.
regular" third party state ticket in ft0n, and one delegate, one alternate.
the field in Illinois. There will be a
Roosevelt set of electors nominated,
delegates to a Roosevelt national con
vention named and a Roosevelt na
tional committeeman elected ut a
third party convention held in Chi
cago Aug. 3. A third party Cook
county convention will be held July
27. But that is as" far as the men who
seem to control the destinies of the
one elector and one member of the
Mate central committee from each
congressional district to be chosen by
me delegates to the state convention
elected from each of said congresslon
8 districts, and for the nomination
of such other candidates as the state
convention may deem proper.
ON K KOH EVKHV I.OOO.
No man shall be declared the nom
inee of this convention who does not
nue with asphalt.
Plans and specifications on
ofHce of city engineer.
cash or certified check in amount
cf 10 per cent of bid.
HARRY M. SCHRIVER.
President of Bloard of Local Im
provements. Wr. TREICHLER, City Engineer.
asking that he do all in his power ln
an effort to locate Mr. Sanders and
his son. It has been a month since a
letter has been received by Mrs. San
ders. She w rites that her husband has
had his mail delivered through ths
Rock Island postoffice and that he was
working on a farm near the river and
just a short distance from this city.
Section Hand Arretted.
Tom Bazzorous, a section gang em-
1 - M ... . n ...
A moonlight exeursi-n on the W. t v 3 wt,t 1B'ua rcaa, was ar-
W. will be given by Murphy's orches-' restea ,ast eveDlnS ln slIvi by Special
tra of Moline tonight i APct Person and is being held at
ice local ponce station, it is alleged
that Bazzorous stole wrenches and
pliers from a work car. When arrest
ed, he carried a revolver. Charges
have not been preferred against him
Improving sight. That's what our
glasses are doing. If you have reason
to believe that there is anything
wrong with your eyes at all you
should have thence examined at once.
Small charge for proper glasses. Con
sultation free at Fred Bleuer's, the
news all the time The
STAGE HIAWATHA FOR
THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT
The first of the four presentations of
Hiawatha as an amateur theatrical at
the Watch Tower will occur this even
ing, and with a delightful evening it ia
expected that hundreds, yes, thous
ands, will go to see the play staged in
the natural theatre. The scene of the
play is to be directly south of the fig
ure S, with which everyone is familiar.
There is a natural amphitheatre at
this place and seats have been arrang
ed to accommodate a large number.
For several weeks the cast has been
drilling under the direction Mrs. M.
E. Humphreys, and those who ave
seen the rehearsals say that the p. -is
very pretty and will command wide
spread interest and commendation.
ORANGEMEN OF WORLD IN
Glasgow, Scotland, July 17. The tri
ennial conference of the imperial
grand Orange council of the world
opened today. Andrew Weir, delegate
from New York, assured the assemb
lage there were 100,000 stalwart
Orangemen-Americans ready to stand
third party in the state are willing to , receive a majority vote of the dele
go They do not want to oppose Gov- j pato8 ju attendance at this conven
tmor Deueen, and they do not expect 1 ,if
No person shall participate ln this
to tight the candidates on the Cook
county repuoucan ucKet. j ney ueci.i-1 convcution or ln tile preliminaries
t?u bo trsiui udj, ttuu weie trvt-u v ni-
loy. to face a bolt ln their new party
rather than change thtir plans.
1IOI.T ( OMKS A t'TKtl 1 DTK.
The bolt came after a plan for a
third party state and county ticket
had been defeated by a vote of 14
to 11 in a secret conference held In
thereto who does not subscribe in
writing to the call for the state and
The Labis of representation ln the
state convention shall be oae delegate
to every 1,000 votes, or major portions
thereof, cast by all parties at the last
presidential election In each county;.
beside the men of l ister, foot to foot ! tlle Sl- Francis room of the Congress or in Cock county, ln each ward or
ana nnanciaiiy, in order to wipe out
the home rule enemy.
Noted Frenchman Dead.
Paris, July 17. Jules Henri Poin
care, an illustrious mathematician, a
corresponding member of the Academy
of Sciences at Washington, author of
numerous scientific works and cousin
of the French premier, is dead.
Thompson on Job.
Washington, July 17. CarmI Thomp
son of Ohio, the fourth secretary Pres
ident Taft has had at the White house,
was at his new job this morning,
though his nomination has not yet
been sent to the senate.
Offered Chinese Post.
Peking, Juiy 17. Professor Jeremi-
hotel. Five of the 2" men who were
expected to sign the call for the third
party convention joined in it.
The walkout was marked by a riot
ous scene. The men who "walked
out" and withdrew their names as
sponsors for the third party move
ment angrily declared it was a "one
man affair and not a sincere effort to
form a new party and insure a new
LIST OF BOLTERS.
Those who bolted were:
Charles E. Merriam, leader of the
Rules ?nd regulations governing the
procedure of preliminary conventions
shall be made by tho executive com
mittee authorized by this committee.
SM.VKItS OF C ALL.
1 Chauncey Dewey, Chicago, cap
italiKt. 3 A. M. Iasley, Chicago, attorney.
4 John M. Tanneviez, Chicago,
banker. Defeated for congressional
nomination at primaries.
4 Robert F. Kolb, Chicago, attor
ney. Defeated for municipal judge at
Merriam-Joiies progressives, who only primaries.
a week ago combined with tho Roose-1 7 C. It. Bechtel, Chicago, real ea
veltians. i tate dealer.
John Simon of the Fifth congres-l 8 I'harles J. Ryberg, Chicago, for
sional district, Chicago, a prominent ' mer member of legislature. Defeat
progressive ami candidate for assessor ' ed for congressional nomination at
at the recent primaries.
Julius Kespohl, Quincy,
Fifteenth & John F. Bass, Chicago, brother
You won't be bothered by the
blues if you keep your Ever active,
your bowels regular, and your
stomach in good tone by timely
use of the time-tested, beneficent,
and always effective family remedy
Jenks, of Columbia university to-j district, w ho recently resigned as a : cf Governor Bass of New Hampshire.
day -was offered the post of financial
adviser to the Chinese republican
government. This marks an import
ant step toward government reform.
Pittsburgh The American Sheet
and Tin Plate company, a subsidiary
of the United States Steel corpora
tion, has announced an advance of IS
cents a hundred pounds on galvanized
snects ana iu cents a
on black sheets.
member of the state board of equal-! Defeated for congressional nomination
izatlon, saying he could not remain , at primaries.
with the republican party because he j 10 Harry Nightingale, Chicago,
was a third party man. 11 E. A. Brewster, Joliet, newspa-
Dr. John Doyle, Twenty-first dis-; per man.
trict, Springfield, a labor leader. j 12 J. G. Fillmore, Rockford.
Fred S. Wilbur, Twenty-second dis-1 13 Oscar R. Zipf, Freeport.
trict, editor of an East St. Louis news-! 14 H. W. Cooper, Moline, manufac
paper, and who was defeated for thejturer.
congressional nomination at the pT!-i 16 W. M. Allen, Peoria, ex-mayor.
Pale Alto, Cal. Dr. Alvin S. John
sen, head of the department of econ
omics in Leland Stanford university
1 last year, has departed for Ithaca, N.
j ., to ntbume a similar position at
j Cornell university.
""ea. j 17 J. Y. Chlsholm, Bloomlngton.
Tiimn party c all. j 18 John L. Hamilton, Iloopeston.
To the people of Illinois, without ! banker.
19 E. B. Bentley, Clinton, editor.
20 George B. Welmer, mayor of
23 Robert Hunt, Jr., Centrafia.
24 B. M. Maxey, Flora, editor.
25 George B. Dowell. Beaton.
regard to past political differences,
who through long and bitter exper
ience realize that today crooked poli
ticians and the privileged classes be
hind them are so strongly intrench-
ed within the organization of the two