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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 249.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Deneen Followers Not Per
mitted to Enter Con
TEST IS GIVEN AT DOOR ;
Temporary Chairman Merriam;
Governor FRANK H. FUNK,
Lieutenant-Governor I. F. ED
Secretary of State J. N. JAYNE, '
. mitt i n i .-
l,le ircsurrr rmur nil I to,
Attorney General FLETCHER
State Auditor CAPTAIN EDWARD
University Trustees Mrs. Emmons
Blaine, Chicago; B. F. Harris, Cham
paign, Champaign county; Frederick
L. Hatch, Spring Grove, McHenry
Convention hall. Chicago, Aug. 3.
The third party state convention was
slow In getting tinder way. Members
of the Btate committee were at the en-'
trances of the hall to see that every
delegate admitted had a signed pledge
to abide by the action of the conven
tion in the selection of a full state
ticket. It was announced the creden
tials committee had agreed to refuse
admittance to the Williamson county
delegation and others who refused to
agree to a complete third ticket.
Charles Ryberg, Chicago member of
the credentials committee, said the
committee felt justified in strict su
pervision of the situation In view of
rumors that friends of Deneen and
other repuhliran candidates would at
tempt to take part iu the work of the
pictihe of ( iii.omx, jsipnal district adopted a resolution cn-
As. Rev. Dixon concluded the ! "'K Congressman Copley of Auro
op..ning prater, the lights were turned ! ra r,,r 1,18 s,aI"1 as a prot:re ssiv' anrt
out and a large picture of Roosevelt. 1 I,1,,dRln hlm "'Iport.
bordered by red, white and blue in-j I'-gates for a Twelfth district en
can. lescents, was unveiled. The noisy j dorscd Judge W. H. Hinehaugh of La
demonstratlon continued 10 minutes. Salle county, as a candidate for con-M-'dlll
McCormlck called the ron-1 reBS In opposition to Congressman
vent ion to order at 11:33 and introduc- ' "tiller. They also endorsed K. D.
ed Charles E. Merriam its temnorarv
chair. It was bald the final draft of
the platform would not be ready be
fore late this afternoon.
In a keynote speech Temporary
Chairman Merriam pleaded for the or-g-ini.atlon
of a new party with candi
dates both for state and natlcual of
fices. The situation In the state and
national was Identical, he declared.
ROE IIKFY PEOPLE.
The bosses of the old parties were de
fying the will of the people and legis
lating to suit their own selfish ends.
Illinois political scandals were point
ed out as good reasons for the birth
of a new party.
A EAIER METHOD.
"The political program of the pro
gressives is Bummed up in a demand
for such changes in our political ma-
enmery as win place tne government
In the hands of our people," the
"To bring this about it Is necessary
to secure the Initiative, referendum
recall and direct election of United
States senators. To effect these
changes la our fundamental law it Is
jiecessary to secure an easier and
readier method of amending our con
stitution, well nigh unamendable. The
demand for these changes is not bas
ed on theory, but upon practical ex
perience In the state of Illinois.
on trol roi.rncAL agents.
"Jack-pot legislation, senatorial
Scandals, boss and machine controlled
politics have taught us by many bit
ter eieri nces the necessity of ob
taining some method of more directly
controlling our political agents. We
do not present these measures as a
panacea, but we urge them as reason
able correctives of a system of polit
ical misrule and corruption unparal
leled In the history of Illinois. We
do not intend to cripple or destroy
representative government. We are
bent upon reestablishing it. upon
r-t.g!hen:nR it, upon making it gen -
u:neiy representative or the interests when the provisional national com
of ti e d.cer.t and honest people of'mittee met this afernoon all newspa
this commonwealth. ' per men mv excluded. Senator Dixon
aids the corhi pt. announced the committee had decided
"Mr. Taf! .lA '-lipfrpnitiim Ail ' tn tnrtiiAcr r.rf lim!nnric nf tha
not pay rent or rurnisti homes, recalls
do not furnish clot bins: initiatives du
not supply employment." But, he
does not see that the lack of the ref -
erendutn en.U.l. lack not legislators
to build and furnish homes; the
lsek of the recall has enabled more
than one otfici.il to clothe himself in
pirpie and fine linen at public cx -
per.se; the Uck of the Initiative ha'tbe county budget commission.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for j
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
and Vicinity. j
Fair and continued cool tonight and
Highest temperature yesterday, T5.
Lowest last night, SI. . Temperature at
7 a. m, 65.
Wind Telocity at 7 a. m., two miles
Precipitation in the last 24 hours,;
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 46. at
I 7 a. m, 78.
! Stage of water, 4.1, with a rise of
' .3 in the last 24 hours.
J. M. SHEIUER, Local Forecaster.
fl la j
stars: Mercury. Venn. Mar. Jnplter. ;
Morning star: Saturn.
and profitable i
the successful employment of gigantic
schemes of political corruption and
Mr. Merriam threw open the doors j
t of the new party to men of all fac-1
tlona. He declared that the rank and ;
file of both the old political parties ,
were progressive but that they never '
had a chance to shake oft the yoke of
crooked politics and crooked privilege
at the same time.
neer nr.TTKK tmie.
Answering the argument that has
hw.n afIvaneed that this is not
pitious time for the launching of a ne w
party in the state, lie said that there
never would be a better time. He ,
pointed out th;it old party legislators
had refused to listen to the demand of
the voters for the diiect election of
I'nited States senators, the initiative,
referendum and recall, a corrunt nrac-
jtiie act. an ant: pass law. and effective '
I regulation of public utilities. He also
asked that von rs forget the primary I
' nominations of the old parties, con-!
: KnfiinS ,h:i thr' w,'rf' no sense? I
I running on progressives. Aa'ional leg
islntion touching the initiative, refer
'endum and recall, tariff, currency, con
trol of corporations, labor, conserva
tion and equal suffrage, he declared
to he vital. i
At the conclusion of his speech j
Merriam read a telegram from Roose
velt In which th' delegates were con
: graf ulated on their stand for a third
i party ticket in Ilinois.
i After the temporary organization
was effected committees were named
land the convention adjourned until
12:30, when Ooremor .f oh-sonTrHarf
fornla and Clifford I'inchot w ill deliver
Delegates lor the r.levenui c-otigrcs-
,SP noius r KOCKiora as candidate lor
c ongressman-at large.
STACiG AN' ELECTOR.
A. A. Stagg, director of athletics at
the University of Chicago, was nom
inated as presidential elector at to- '
day's convention which formed the
new Roosevelt party in Illinois. Stagg
was nominated from the Second con
gressional district. i
MOLINE MEN IIOOKP.I).
Among the delegates to the national
convention and presidential electors
chosen from congressional districts
Fourteenth district Delegates, F. G.
Allen of Moline, A. M. Stocking; elec
tor, A. (J. Abraham of Moline.
PLAN FOR NATIONAL MKKT.
Chicago, Aug. 3. With the provi- '
sional national committee scheduled'
1o niort this afternoon and with many
arriving delegations for the national
! j regressive convention, Mondav. pre-
parat ions went forward rapidly'today.
j The largest delegation of the f irenoon
; wa8 fr0m California, headed In- r.nv-
ernor Johnson. William Flinn of
Pittsburg was among the early arriv
als. SPLITTING OF VOTES.
Senator Dixon said It would not be
Vnown until Monday how many dele
pales would attend the convention.
Many states wi'.l eplit their votes. It
Is said Connecticut w ill send 49, each
delegate having one-seventh vote.
Other states will split In halves,
thirds and fourths. This splittingg of
votes wi'h enlarged delegations Is
making the seating problem difficult,
OHKI; OLD RANNER.
One of the California banners was
decorated with a red bandana. It was
discovered later this emblem of the
new party was used to cover the
words "'republican national conven
tion." The national commitn-e this
i afternoon will settle the contests in
several states. The contestants are
1 principally negroes.
' national convention in otmtlv
sion. About twenty southern r.eeroes
( w ere about the doors waiting to be
1 heard. The contests will be fceartj
. lat todav
inctnnatt a cut or ji.i:i.42 !n
the city budget of ti;iKH2Z pre -
, pared by Mayor Hunt was made by
TRUST IS HIT
BY U. S. SUIT
T. Kindt of Davenport
Named as One of
CORNER ON BUSINESS
Charged That Combination Con
trols in the United States
Chicago, Aug. 3. A suit for the dis
solution of the Associated Bill Posters
and Distributors of the I'nited States
and Canada, which has been succeed-
.r-Wrnr JT sir ! -SUm
3 A-rre -
ed by the Posting Advertising associa-1 ciliary search or her residence au
tiou. was filed in the federal court to-! thorized by the military authorities,
day. The petition charges a conspir-
acy to destroy competition, fix prices.
and monopolize and dominate the bill .charge against whom is not made pub
posting of this country and Canada, jlic The Oram family is closely con-
. . ,,.. nected with the royal court. Miss
Among those named in the petition are
Oram has translated into Portuguese
l T. Bennett of Port Huron, Mich., P. I many American and Engii8h booUs
B. Haber of Fon du Iac, Wis., Charles , and plays.
T. Kindt of Davenport, Iowa, and John
H. I.ogeman and B. W. Robins of Chi-
ENIJS PLATE WAR. j
Chiemrn Aue 3 With the f.linff of I
an agreed decree in a civil anti-trust
suit apainst the Western Newspaper
Cnion and the American Press as;o-
elation, the federal government today
took steps to prevent possibility of a
combination to influence sixty million
. readers of rural new spapers.
j Proceedings in this suit were ter-
: minated in record time. Judge Landis ,
entered the agreed decree immediately ;
following the filing of the government's !
petition and answers of the defend
' PREVENTS A MONOPOLT.
The decree is designed to end a bit-'
ter trade war between these corpora
tions which furnish "boiler plate" and,
"ready print'' to thousands of country i
! newspapers . The defendants are re-'
1 s'rained from combining or continuing
unfair methods of competition which j
would result In destroying one or the j
other and a complete monopoly for !
Boston. Aug. 3. An attachment for
jJ.ot.tu.utMj under an alleged violation ;
' of the Sherman anti-trust law was fil
ed in the federal court today by the j
Gilmore Klectric company, this city, j
.against the General Electric company;
of Lynn. The Gilmore company
! claims the General Electric has bet-a
! trying to stifle competition an-1 also
alleged a breach of contract.
vvasnmgcon. Aug. j i ne committee
whx h took testimony against federal
Judge Hanford of Seattle today rc-c-
1 ommended that the impeachment pro-
! reeding he dropped, and that Taft
accept his resignation.
FIRE ACROSS LINE
Fifty Shots Exchanged With
United States Soldiers at
El Paso, Aug. 3. About 50 shots
were exchanged between United
States soldiers and unidentified men
from the Mexican side of the river
last night in East El Paso. Xo one
was hit. There were no arrests. Three
shots were first fired from the Mexi
can side. Soldiers on guard on the
American side replied. Bullets then
came faster from the Mexican side.
Several American houses were struck
by bullets. When firing ceased an in
vestigation failed to disclose any
trace of the men who fired from the
Mexican side. The opinion of some
residents ts that the firing was done
by Mexican rebels to draw the atten
tion of the American soldiers so that
a quantity of ammunition could be
smuggled across the river at another
IS ARRESTED IN LONDON
Lisbon, Aug. 3. Miss Alice Oram,
correspondent of the London daily pa-
J per, was arrested today after a domi-
who seized a number of documents.
The British minister has taken up the
defense of his countrywoman, the
j MANIAC INJURES 5 AND
SETS MATCH TO A HOTEL
South Platte, Colo., Aug. 3. Ceorge
Ballew, 29, believed to be a maniac
, ran arauck here la8t night. wth a
double-barreled gnn he wounded five
persons, three probably fatally, then
get fire to
a hotel, which was
BOSTON TECH SCHOOL IS
TO TEACH AERONAUTICS
Boston, Mass., Aug. 3. Massa-I
chusetts institute of technology will
be the first educational institution in
the country to teach aeronautics. It
was announced today the institute
would establish a course in aeronaut
ics. DILLON TELLS OF
A THREAT OF LB.
: yjeclines Ohio Nomination Be-
cause of Letter From
Washington, Aug. 3. L. C. La ylin.
of Ohio, just appointed assistant sec -
retary of the interior, has made pub-
lie a letter from' Judge Dillon, who
recently declined the republican com-!
ination for governor of Ohio. Dil
governor of Ohio. Dil-1
; ions letter to Laylin, made public by
- the Judge's authority, declared he re -
ceived from Roosevelt a letter de-
that he declare for him
( Roosevelt or face ODDOSition of a
T0 1 FAVOR OF
It IQ HnnPfl HnWPVPr
That Arbitration Will
Win at Chicago.
HIGHER WAGES SOUGHT
Better Working Conditions Also '
Demanded All City Lines
Chicago, Aug. 3. Negotiations were
scheduled today to prevent a strike on
Chicago's street railway and elevated
systems. The official count of the
vote of employes at the pojls, which : np said.
closed at 4 this morning, has not been j "The best way to reach and impress
announced but it was said by a vote , Tne great mass of farmers and make
of 10 to 1 the men decided to 6trike I ti,em masters of their craft is by send
unless demands for higher wageB and j jnR qualified demonstrators to work
tetter working conditions were
promptly settled by arbitration. The
strike vote involves the surface lines
In all sections of the city and the
unions assert the wage demands of the
elevated men have to be settled at the
same time. The strike vote was not
taken as a prospect for an immediate
tieup of transportation facilities. Un
der agreements the companies and
' unlons have Provided an arbitration
, ... . ,.
j J e t'' 3
1 handler, at the head of he
, ..f.'A" - . iLl. .
; latces wouiu enu nt-uin- iiim. uiuei-
ences today all tended to a settlement
of the strike.
TURK ISLAND NICARIA
NO LONGER DEPENDENCY
Athens, Greece, Aug. 3.--Turkish
island Nicaria, famous in mythology, i
for the death of Icarus, w hose waxen i
wings melted w hile he was flying, to-j
day proclaimed its independence of!
the Turkish government. The inhab-
itants, about 13,000 seized and impris-'
oned the Turkish officials. The island
is occupied by Greek charcoal bur-!
FUNK QUITS THE RACE AS
Springfield. 111., Aug. 3. Secretary
of State Doyle today received the res
ignation of State Senator Funk of
Bloomington as republican candidate
! for state senator in the Twenty-sixth
'district. Funk stated that having
! joined the third party movement, he
! would resign. The resignation was
I HOI sworn to anil lwyie noiinea r linn
: be would have to put it in legal form.
Another Suspect Taken.
- 1 Auburn. N. Y, Aug. 3. A well dress-
' ed stranger, suspected of being either.
: Harry Horowitz ("Gib the Blood " or
"Lefty Louie." was arrested today in
: connection wi'b the Rosenthal murder,
. He attempted to bolt when the officer
SOCIAL LIFE AID
TO RURAL SCHOOL
Professor at BeXalb Asserts
Place Is Now Only Neigh
Dekalb. 111.. Aug. 3. Politics and
ll3e coutUry school were placed side
j by side and criticised as disorganized
i national institutions at the second
day's session of the Illinois country
life conference here.
Professor Edward J. Ward, who is in
charge of the rural survey now being
conducted by the University of Wis
consin, denounced party politics in
general and the formation of the new
progressive party in particular.
He said the progressives are largely
young men today, and when they
8row Id and become conservatives it
-fll riara t Htn. vvut- aoiiii
"Lack of united effort in a common
cause," was Professor Ward's criti-
icism of the country school, which he
called a "neighborhod nursery and
nothing more in most instances."
He said the public school as an in
stitution is only half completed. He
also asserted that until the school
building becomes the social center a
true democracy will not be achieved.
DR. WILEY'S ADVICE.
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley told farmers' j and steel bills are nearly ready to go
wives how to make their homes hap-1 to the White house,
pier. During his heart-to-hcart talk ho j leaders of both houses said today
said: i that congress could adjourn within a
"You cannot drive away a husband j weeli jf the Archbald impeachment
who is well fed. Good cooking and ; ,.as0 was not pt.t for lmmediate trial,
good food are the fundamentals of fu-1 i nderwood prepared todav to urge
ture prosperity. Every farmer's wife j eariier Sp8Sions of lhe hollse aIld 8on
sbould be a good cook and you know j ate
that many or you are not. some or
the worst meals I ever have eaten
have been on the farm. Our nation
is sure to prosper. We have the farm
ers. The whole -world cannot beat
such a full stomach."
State Senator Hugh S. Magill of
Princeton advocated the founding of
a state's organization of all business
interests to encourage more scientific
FOR 1IKTTER SCHOOLS
O J Kern of Rockford, school sim -
erintendent of Winnebago county,
gave an illustrated address on consoli-
dated schools and declared this meth-
od of doing away with the one-room
sehoolhouses was the hope of the fu-
Agricultural college extension work
was discussed by William D. Hurd of
the Massachusetts State college at
Amherst. Logan Walter Page, direc
tor of the department of good roads in
the department of agriculture, hadiwhi, 2, rnllh,ir,nnH intnn1- ., thn'
been expected as the chief speaker of
the morning session.
The auditorium of the Northern Illi
nois Normal 6chool was crowded with
Will and Dupage county farmers, who
had come anxious to hear a good roads
discussion. Mr. Page did not arrive
and sent a message of regret.
II INKER ASKS CO-OPERATION.
B. K. Harris of Champaign. 111., pres
ident of the Illinois Bankers' associa
tion, asserted that farmers' problems
are banker's problems, and the agri
culturist and financier should work
hand in hand. Mr. Harris spoke on
"The Banker and His Relation to the
"In Illinois 60 per cent of the bank
ers own an aggregate of 2,500,000
acres of farm land and are directly
or indirectly interested in farming it,"
with them In their fields ana snow
them how to get better results.
SEES W EALTH INCREASE.
"An average increase of five bushels
to the acre will add from a quarter of
a million to a million dollars annually
to the wealth of each county in Illinois.
One bushel an acre increase on all Im
proved agricultural land in the United
States would require 12,.ro0 extra
trains o? 60 cars each to transport.
"Bankers speak of their dormant,
unearning cash reserve, yet scarcely
give a thought to large dormant un
employed soil fertility and the pos
sibility of greater crop yields eompar
ed with w hose value the cash reserves
are as nothing."
WILSON IS NOT TO
TALK OF PERSONS
Democratic Candidate Will Con
fine Himself to Campaign
' Seagirt, N. J., Aug. 3. Not with
! standing what other presidential can
paign for the presidency and will in
dulge in no personalities. The gover
nor declared today he would make no
extensive tour or back-platform
speeches, but would fIow a program
of scheduled addresses yet to bo ar
ranged by tho national campaign com
mittee. These engagements would be
bared, he added, on calls from various
states and his addreysep, would treat.
of campaign fibjecta, no persons. Forrral Pleadings Close.
Wilson declared he bad just been abb; Washing'f.n, Aug. 3. Formal plead
to read Taft's speech of acceptance, ings in the Archbald impeachment
Hp declined to comment on it. how
, r.- a ., .t... .,0.1 ,.r i
: Taffa sneerh Wilson declared his own
i town of acceptance sufficiently etat
I t,i vim- ,.n unv r.t the. i-am.,
TO BE VETOED
Said That He Will Kill All
Measures Now Up
AGREEMENT ON WOOL
House Accepts Conference Re
port by Vote of 160 to 62
Washington, Aug. 3. Some of Taffs
supporters in the senate declared they
; had informant n Uio president would
vetp every one of the tariff bills under
I consideration. The cotton, wool, sugar
stMinv nil. I. CONFERENCE.
The conference on the sundry civil
bill, where the life of the tariff board
and other disputed questions are in
volved, is one of the few important ap
propriation fights remaining. The
postofflce bill today was again before
NEKI ONLY FORMAL ACTION.
On the tariff bills, only formal ac
tion by the two houses Is required to
,hri" about the proposed agreement
i on ne steel, wool tariff and excise tax
j W"s. The Ncotton bill, which passed
j the house yesterday, was reported to
the senate at the opening of today's
j session and referred to the finance
must: a;iees to report.
The house today agreed to the con
ference report on the wool tariff re
vision bill, 1G0 to 62. Only one demo
crat, Sahbrook of Ohio, voted against.
. democrats iu the affirmative vote. The
measure now goes to the president.
Only 40 members were In their seats
when the house was called to order.
Stanley's effort to have next Thurs
day set apart for discussion of the
steel report failed. The probabilities
now are that the steel investigation
will not be considered by the house at
the present session.
SEN ATE VOTES TO RECEDE.
By a vote of 33 to 28 the senate
agreed to recede from the Canadian
reciprocity repeal amendment to the
steel bill. This leaves the bill approv
ed by both houses, as It goes to. the
president at once. Progressives vot
ing with the democrats to recede were
Bristow, Clapp, Crawford, La Follette,
Poindexter and Works.
ELGIN BOARD IN PROMISE
TO KEEP WITHIN LAW
Chicago, Aug. 3. With the avowed
purpose of assuring the government
that it does not Intend to operate in
any way which might lead to a prose
cution under the Sherman law, the El
gin board of trade, which In a large
measure establishes the price of but
ter throughout the country, today an
nounced the appointment of a commit
tee to draft resolutions concerning
Its position. The plan was reached,
it was said, following reports that the
I'nited States district attorney's office
had been Investigating the operations
of the board.
AUSTRALIAN FLYER HAS
FATAL FALL IN ENGLAND
Byfleet, Surrey, England, Aug. 3.
An Australian aviator, Charles Lind
say Campbell, was killed this morning
hy a fall with an aeroplane wh'.M
making a flight from lirooklands to
ROOSEVELT AND TAFT ARE
ATTACKED IN THE HOUSE
Washington, Aug. 3.--Hnry of Tex-
dernociat, in the house today at-
I tacked Roosevelt and Taft. He icfer
I red to the formvr as "Thevlore Afrl
1 (anus, Mad Mullah of American poli-
'tics," and declared the former presi
dent throughout bis administration
had been in league with "big busi
ness." Henry assailed Taft's record
on lite tariff, and declares he has
"shown his contempt for labor."
Bank Swindler Caught.
Ch'cnsro. An.'. 3. After an t-xcitin
chae in the business district. Hairy
Brown, charged with swindling two
banks of $ll.HO0, was captured.
- ; trial closed today when lawyeig for the
i,m i,r,tmH th. hr.n. manager
! thev would file no further answer
- ' The senate convened as a court of lm-
i,.rhmpni tndav m deride urin a data
if,.. v. trial
j for the trial.
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