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THE ROCK ISLAND AUG U S. m&m
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 246.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IMGDAIBIA BAY DEAL STIRS UNCLE SAIiii TO MONROE DOCTRi
TO DIE EARLY
Bartholdt of Missouri Says
Its Birthright is
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Fair and continued cool tonight and
Highest temperature yesterday, 85,
lowest last night. 60. Temperature at
7 a. m, 63.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m, three miles
Precipitation In the last 24 hours,
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 41, at
7 a. nx, 86.
Stage of water, 3 8, with a fall of
.2 in the last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
ROOSEVELT ATTACKED; son u 710. n
stars: Mercury. Venus, Mars. Jupiter.
Colonel Announces That South
ern Democrat May Be Chosen
as His Running Mate.
Morning star: Saturn.
. HOME FROM TRIP
Plans Revolution in
FATAL RIOTS IN
Clashes Occur When Union Men
Attempt to Return to
FORSAKE OF ECONOMY
Washington, July 31. Representa-
tite Bartholdt of Missouri maae an
attack on Roosevelt In th hj'isy tr
day In a speech defending Tuft fc nom
ination. Roosevelt, he said, had gor.e
to the Chicago convention "whin b-i
mo longer wad at hart a republican. '
"If the national committee had
beaded the Injunction, "thou shalt not
steal, except for Me," all would have
been well," Bartholdt continued. "The
tew party Is born, but Is It bound to j jand.
be a still-born. It can hardly live or
tught it live when its birthright is a
pit Kixn virr. nKMiKT.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 31. A
movement is on foot to name a demo
crat from the south as Roosevelt's
funning mate, the colonel said today.
If an available man can be agreed up
on. Roosevelt said he had received a
letter from William Allen White of
Americans Highly Praise Ar
rangements and Treatment
An nsure More Safety Against
as a Feature.
Washington, July 31. The size of
all currency and national bank notes
probably will be reduced by
one-third and their designs rev-
London, July 31. Seven strikers
were shot, one dying later, and 20 oth
ers were seriously wounded by sticks
and stones in rioting at Victoria and
other docks in London today. The
chief encounter was at Victoria docks.
where 2.000, on strike for 10 weeks,
appeared in compliance with a mani
festo of the Dockers' federation order
ing them to resume work. They found
their places occupied by non-unionists,
who defied the u?Jon men to eject
them, A severe fight ensued.
BOY'S DEATH AS CLIMAX
Father Serving Life Sentence, Child
Drops From Attic Window.
Waukegan, 111. July 31. A climax to
the troubles of the family of George
Marion, a former actor, came Monday
in Zion City, when Marion's only son.
George, 6 years old, fell from the third
etory attic window of Medinah hos
pice and died nine hours later. His
Foreign Relations Com
mittee Urges a Reaffir
mation of Doctrine.
Attorney Denies Every Charge
Made Against Him in the
IS WARNING TO POWERS
No Purchase That Might Result
in Base to Be Allowed in
Washington, July 31. The senate
foreign relations committee adopted
head was crushed. Marion two years Lodge's recommendation that the
ago shot and killed his wife in Wilkes-1 United States reaffirm the Monroe doc-
New York, July 31. The advance
guard of American athletes returning
from the Olympic games at Stock
holm, where they carried the stars
and stripes so often to victory, ar
rived today on the steamer Vader-
A crowd of relatives, friends
and admirers were at the wharf to
meet thern. Under charge of Michael
J Murphy, Harry Rurmeyer and Glen
Warner were 21 track and field ath
letes. The shooting team also came
back on the Vaderland under com
mand of Lieutenant Colonel Libbey.
Not one of the Americans who return
ed today had a bad word to say for
the arrangements at Stockholm. And
the work of the Judges in the stadium
was praised by all.
Kansas. "Making a strong statement
regarding the effort of the regulars rjRAND JURY IS REFUSED
In KanHas. in making an appeal to the mi CP A M n A I AT nCTBOIT
federal court to revere the action of j IN boAIMUAL Ml. UCl HUI I
the Kansas state Judges as to a dec!- Detroit, Mich., July 31. Prosecut
lon allowing the Roosevelt electors jg Attorney Shepherd announced the
to be on the republican ballot" wm.iiLnnt m-ant a xeaucstot the com
mon council for a grand Jury Wives-'
ar" j ligation of charges of alleged corrup-
TF.RMI!I WITH F.I) ACT.
"The Taft men." White writes.
taking the rase before Justice Pitney
cf the federal supreme court, on a
constitutional U''Htion involved in
the 14th amendment which guarair
tees every man political rights. Th
Kansas people ft-el the appeal cannot
be mii'oebdf ul, that It Is a fresh illus
tration of a wicked way In which an
effort Is made to twlHt the constitu
tion so as to protect privilege against
the people Instead of to protect the
people against privilege.
IMIIhKK AST fKHVE.
Roosevelt said today he had over
looked the fact that John M. Parker
of New OrWns was to make one of
the speeches seconding his nomina
tion, therefore he could not serve a
permanent chairman. Another south
ern democrat probably will be chosen.
SPLIT II XF.RHASKA.
Lincoln, Neb., July 81. Republicans
cr .-Nenrassa panea company yesier-- uranre pult8 involving I25.O..0, made
day. hold.ng two distinct conventions, an unexpected visit to St. Iuis. The
Adopting opposite declarations of prln-! rlainlIint 8aid he nad hot.n in omoha.
eiples. selecting two state central : .,,hW hr..t valise marked i
i- c-w.u ' ' ' ' O .-- ,
lion of the municipal legislature.
The request is the result of the ar
rest last week of nine aldermen and
the secretary of council committees
on bribery charges. The nine alder
men at liberty on bail, voted last night
for a grand Jury.
"I am not going to spend $.")0,000 to
exonerate some aldermen who have
been under suspicion for years, but
who Know we could not get them in
the midHt of the clamor that sur
rounds a grand Jury," said the prosecutor.
fcommlt'ecs and paved the way for,
two state tickets to be voted for in !
missofri as nnr.Ai7.r;.
Kansas City, Mo.. July 31. The pro
gressive party in Missouri was organ
ized In a state convention here yes
terday that chose delegates to the na
tional convention, presidential elect
frs. a national committeeman and a
Hate committee and adopted a plat-
Trni. fclgnty count lei were repre
sented at the meeting. j
Congressional and county candi
dates will be nominated by the pro
gressive party In Missouri this year.
This was ordered by the stale conven
tion today after a stormy discussion.
A full ticket will also be nominated
In the city of St. Louis.
0K STICKS TO TAFT.
St. Taul. Minn, July 31. The third
party In MtnnesoUt was launched yes
terday. The convention, in which ev
ery congressional district was repre
sented, practically steered clear of
tate politics, confining Itself to
speech making, lauding Colonel Roose
Ht. adopting resolutions, choosing
I'elegaies nd alternates to the nation
al convention at Chicago and presiden
tial electors There was a landslide
fnm the Taft electoral ticket nomin
ated last May to the Roosevelt ticket i that the
Tamed yesterday, John
IHHuth. representing th
KIMMEL IS IN ST. LOUIS
MINUS HIS MUSTACHE
St. Lou!b. July 31 Registering at a
hotel today as "John Doe, anywhere, '
George A. Klmmel. claimant, man of
mystery and leading figure in life in
A YEAR GRAFT
Los Angeles, Cal July 81. The case
of the defense in the bribery trial of ! friformer R0S6 TelU Of
Clarence S. Darrow reached lte climax
in h'.s name found near Decatur. 111.,
recently. His mustache was shaved
clutlonized by Secretary of the
Treasury MacVeagh for the sake
of economies of government, con
venience of the public and safety
against counterfeiting. This decision
has been practically reached by the
secretary. Eighteen months will be
Must Prove Stability First
Washington, July 31. The United
Siiiix ia not llkplv to rrconize the
rhinew. renuhlie until the new zov-, required to effect the change by prep-
ernment has demonstrated its stabil- ation ' engraving plates J ,m ion hag
onii nnnrino rtAtoa 1
ity. Representative Sulzer wants the -""J
barre, Pa. He was give a life sen
tence. The son since has lived in
Zion City with Mrs. Lee, mother of
Mrs. Marion. "Prayers alone were used
to revive the boy.
NICARAGUA THE SCENE
OF NEW REVOLUTION
Washington, July 31. A new revo-
r.ew republic recognized immediately.
ARMIES NOW IN
FIGHT TO FINISH
FROM 1 TO NISE.
There are now 19 different designs
Captain Terhune of the gunboat An
napolis at San Juan del Sur, today
radiographed the navy department
or currency. The change w ill reduce j that Managua, the capital, was at
these to nine. Each denomination will ; tacked July 29, and is now cut off
be characterized by a distinctively ; from communication.
American historical portrait engraved j
-Reds" and "Blues" in
Stand Near Jackson Pass
Sixty Men "Killed."
on the center of the note. In time the
portrait will be a distinguishing feat-
I ure of each denomination and would be
j a safeguard against counterfeiting, es
Last i pecially the prevalent practice of rais
ing a note to a higher denomination.
PORTRAITS TO BE I SED.
The department is considering using
portraits as follows:
$1 note. Washington; $2, Jefferson;
$5, Lincoln; $10, Cleveland; $20, Jack
son; $50, Grant; $100, Franklin; $500,
Chase; $1,000, Hamilton.
Toman, Wis., July 31. Early morn
ing observations of the action of both
"Red" and "Blue" armies indicated to
day would see the end of the 10' days'
campaign of the two forces. It Is un-i iiipirRCL AU Ain Tn DC
derstood hostilities opened Just be-1 " ""rV tnonMIVl HIU IU DC
yond Jackson Paaa this morning, and AT IMPEACHMENT TRIAL
Washington, July 31. Attorney
Killed by Headache Remedy.
Neenah, Wis., July 31. An overdose
of headache medicine killed Albert
Parker, 63 years old. A few hours af
ter he took the medicine paralysis de
veloped. His head had ached for a
Reds", instead of retreating
Runqulst of i brought up the entire eight troops of I , , . ,. j .
e Ninth diJ- cavalry. 1.950 of infantry and a bat- General kersham designated
trit t. being the only one remaining, i tery for the purpose of making a de-i'r'ey Brown, his special assistant.
til or the others having resigned. elded stand against the "Blues,
Y0SHIHIT0 IN PRAISES
j w hose strength is tnree regiments of
; infantry from Illinois and Wisconsin,
K.tt 4 - m n A n r,t ...... 1
OF THE DEAD EMPEROR ry. To capture Sparta, the base of
to act as counsel for the managers in
the house in the Archbald impeach
ment trial. It will be the first time
Twenty-nine Companies Accus
ed of Violating Sherman
trine in terms clear to all the world,
and adopted a resolution to express
disapproval of the purrnase of any
possible naval bases on American con
tinents by a foreign power. An early
report to the senate is expected, and
that body will be asked to endorse the
stand taken by the committee.
FIRM STAND ASK F.I).
A Arm statement by the United
States Is asked for as a result of the
Magdalena bay incident, where It was
shown a Japanese syndicate had been
negotiating for 400,000 acres of land
along the west coast of Lower Cali
fornia, in Mexico. While Japan as
found to have had no connection with
the syndicate .the senate sub-committee,
headed by Ixdge, reported to a
full committee today that the circum
stances afforded an appropriate occa
sion for an expression of the views of
the senate regarding such caseB.
OF (m HAVE COSt F.R.N.
The Lodge resolution, which proba
bly will be adopted, declares the Unit
ed States cannot see, "without grave
concern," a harbor or advantageous
spot on the western hemisphere taken
over by a roreign government or a for
eign corporation bearing close rela
tions to the government, if such occu
pancy would threaten the commerce
or safety of the United S'ates. Lodge
reported the resolution, to the senate
yesterday In a mass of denials and
contradictions by the lawyer-defend
ant himself, In which he verbally
swept away every charge and accusa
tion made against him since the trial
Every shred and particle of incrim
inating testimony given by Bert
Franklin, John R. Harrington, George
Bohno, Detective Guy Blddlnger; In
fact every bit of evidence purporting
to Involve him in any wrongdoing was
characterized by Darrow as false.
After the denials came a narration
by the defendant of negotiations which
culminated la the compromise pleaa of
the McNamara brothers. These details
purported to show a lack of motive for
the corruption of Jurors.
nKS STEFFEXV I'LAS AT FIRST.
It was the hopelessness of the case,
he said, which prevailed upon him to
agree to the Lincoln Steffens proposi
tion, in which he had little faith at its
"I felt," he said, "that it would bo
difficult to avoid the death penalty for
both men. I wanted to save their lives
if possible. But the plan seemed hope-1
less to me and It was some time be
fore I presented It to my associates
and my clients."
Of the opposition of the National
Erectors' association to any compro
mise, "I was informed," he said, "that
the association contended that it had
spent $EO,000 in the case and did not
want it settled that way, but General
Otis had agreed to reimburse them to
that extent, as he wanted the case
STIIX HOPES TO SAVE M 'SAMARAS.
The consultations with the McNam
ara brothers were reviewed, the will
ingness of each brother to accept a
sentence providing the other could bo
freed, and both were finally persuaded
to take sentencea together.
"We did It," commented the witness,
"believing that the time would come
when the sentence would be commuted
or the men pardoned. I still cling to
Portions of Franklin's testimony
containing accusations against Darrow
were read by Attorney Rogers for the
defense and in each instance the wit
ness denied the charge. He denied he
had ever instructed any employe of the
defense to telephone to prospective
jurors telling them how they could
hemes i.ocKwoon t oimiPTiov
Taking up the alleged bribery of
George N. Ixckwood, the charge upon
which Darrow la on trial, he denied
that he had ever discussed the corrup
tion of Lockwood with Franklin or
with any one else.
The check for $10,000, which he gave
O. A. Tveitmoe, and which the latter
cashed In San Francisco, was not used
for any corrupt purpose, but was given
to Tveitmoe to defray expenses of the
McNamara case In that city, according
to the witness.
Amounts Gathered in
OFFICERS IN DENIAL
District Attorney Whitman Still
Confident of Landing
Allies of Becker.
Before Jury Again.
Chicago, July 31 Mrs. Josephine
Hennlng was before the grand jury
for the third time today. It Is said the
Investigation of an alleged plot to de
fame Clarence H. Funk's character has
3 MEN IN ATTACK
ON A YOUNG GIRL
New York, July 31. Every trail
lead is to be persistently followed
District Attorney Whitman to l&arn
to whom it is asserted $2,400,000 graft
money was finally distributed. "Bald
Jack" Rose told the prosecutor this
huge sum was obtained annually by
police blackmail from gamblers and
disorderly houses, and that Lieutenant
Becker told him the money went to
four police officials. The prosecutor
arranged to keep the grand jury in
session all summer to Investigate the
relations between the gamblers and
the police, which Is, In the opinion of
the district attorney a matter of more
public Importance than the Rosenthal
case. Over fifty witnesses will be
subpoenaed to appear before the grand
jury to tell what they know of alleged
AFTER "HIGHER ITS.V
Whitman will hold another confer
ence with Rose this afternoon. Rose
assured him he can implicate the much
talked of "men higher up." The dis
trict attorney proposes to break up
relations said to exist between the
gamblers and the police, and has in
dicated he will do so if he has to pro
tect every man involved In the murder
of Rosenthal except those who fired the
fatal shots. Whitman Is in possession
of a list of names of big and little
gamblers given by Rose, with which
it is alleged Decker determined how
much money each gambler was to be
SOME PAY S.00 A MOSTH.
Some, Rose said, paid $D0O a month.
Meanwhile, Becker is In the Tombs,
saying nothing. There is no confirma
tion of a report that his defense will
bo that Rose, Vallon and Webber, find
ing the case going against them, got
together and framed the story to In
M IIF.IM TO SI KKKMIF.H.
Counsel for Samuel Schepp, an oc
cupant of the "murder car," appeared
at the district attorney's office today
and said his client was willing to sur
render provided he was accorded the
treatment given Rose, Vallon and
Webber. The police department an
nounced today It was ready for the
most searching investigation.
Iil.At'KM All. Uinit'll.KIK
Tolice authorities said today the
blackmail story was ridiculous. A
statement made with the authoriza
tion of Commissioner Waldo said that
with the system of checks and counter-checks
employed It was ImpoBBlble
for any individual or any branch of
the service to collect blackmail in
anything like the enormous amount
mentioned by Rose. Inspectors and
other officials below the commission
er were quick to deny they had a fin
ger In the funds collected.
Jefferson City, Mo, July 31. A re
port of Special Commissioner Rey
nolds in the 6tate's ouster suit against
1 supplies of the "Reds." and force
them to retreat across the Mississip
pi, which is the frontier of the hostile
states, was the intention of the "Blue"
commander today. If both armies de
cided to fight to a finish today, the
peror. and said: "We shall endeavor i front of the firing lines have extended
to sustitn ar.d further the great work 'ever at least two miles. Fifteen thous
clone atd undertaken by the former i and i-hots were fired yesterday. Sixty
Tol io, July 31. The new emperor
Yoatliito read his first proclamation:
today before an immense gathers g cf
officlai and representatives of all
branches of the service. The emperor
raid a lengthy tribute to the dead em-
tbe department of Justice has ever 1 certain lumber companies alleged in a
been represented at an impeachment. ! trust which was filed in the supreme
Eaymonia French, 14, of Quin
cy, Found in Dazed Condi
tion on Country Road.
Elgin, 111., July 31 Bearing evidence
of exposure, a 14 year-old girl, Ray
monia French of Chicago, was found
on a country road near Elgin late last
night. The girl claims she was kid
naped .Monday afternoon by three im-n
in an automobile near h r home. Since
then she remembers little. She claims
Quincy, III., as her home.
The girl was bo weak from expos
ure and the effect of a drug which it
; is allf-ged was given her, it was diffi-
' "-nit f . haw '. ; w. t . it - i .
Action was deferred until to-! , " , ? " "
, v w . ivi'j 11U v Dlit? Wait MZl.
A COAL RATE INCREASE
Washington, July 31. A proposed
Increase of YlVt cents a ton on freight
rates for soft coal from Illinois mines
to destinations cm the Burlington lu
Iowa and beyond was suspended today
by the commerce commission from
Aug. 3 to Feb. 3. The proposed ad
vance was effected by the filing of
tariffs which cancelled existing Joint
rates on coal, thus forcing the exac
tion of a combination of local rales.
Dr. Richardson Dead.
I noniun, jiiiy jr. .iaurit:e xioww
i Richardson, one of tbf; foremost sur
; geons of the country, is dead, aged 61.
Minneaoli3, Minn., July 31. H. C.
iAkeley, millionaire lumberman and
'philanthropist, is dead, aged 7C. He
j was a veteran of the Civil war and
erected a memorial building to the sol
diers of Vermont at Stowe, Vt. He
ed by one of three men w,,., drove up,1"10 founa'-d a 'bool at Grand Haven,
I in an auto on Eaht Fifty fifth street.
Chicago; how another stifled her cries
with a black cloth over her head; how
1 she wait filarial In tht, tf-.r.r.t..,.) k
Washington, July 31. Democrats : machine which KtarJd av
SENATE DEMOCRATS FOR
LA F0LLETTE WOOL BILL
Miih., where he formerly lived.
t court today was against the lumber j of the "enate in caucus today decided s frjed. jn
a lqnely spot, which hhe
near Elgin, she said the
Taft's Press Agent Chosen.
New York, July 31. David 8. Bar
ry yesterday was appointed head of
the press and literary bureau of the
republican national committee during
In elanH HohinH t V.i r EV,l,.,A , 1 v. . 1 1 ...
I w u--u,..v. - fc s11Cn: , uui t ttijnks vtag
ana at cue nouse ror a conrerence. , three men attacked her. Her cries and : this campaign.
The house yesterday refused to ac-: nidir.irs were lauh-d at Th
viola-' cePt the bill as it passed the senate, ijg an attractive blonde, w ith lieht 1 Mrs. Taft to Attend.
Including i euffy hair and blue eyes. Although! Washington, July
jttea were "killed" and 30 "wounded." is giver, the story.
Report of Drowning. j companies,
A report has been put in circulation' Su't has been filed against 35 lum
in the west end of the city that a!ber pa,e? and, tae commissioner
, ... . uuu ui mem iu a cruse m vioia-
oung mm was drowned below Crc ,,on of aBtMrUBt tow. on rour
cent bridge sometime last Sunday , legations. The aggregate canital of . Simmons and Martin, were authorized i nniv l Kh irw.wc fr.nr rr. m-i. a nA her vouncer son CharleB. returned
niglt. The police hava n-r receiv-hl the 29 companies is $15,000,000. The undertake the settlement of all tar-' She lives with an aunt in Chicago. She j today from Beverly to be j-esent to-
notiucation. nowever, no -:riJ3 uro i report will he set for hearing in the uui now at issue in
The democratic leaders.
31. Mrs. Taft
supreme court at the October term. house a-
the .wo; was found y two farmer boys.
I took her to Elgin, five miles.
who i morrow at the president i r:uciai no
itiflcation of nomination-