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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. Hi
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. XO. 250.
MONDAY, AUCxUST 5, 1912. -TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
OUT WITH THE
BOSS CRY OF
Beveridge Delivers Key
note Speech at Moose
ENTHUSIASM IS ON TAP
Delegates Sing "America' and
States Shout Slogans on
Convention Hall, Chicago,
Aug. 6. The national progres
sive party began its active ca
reer today when the first ses
sion of the national convention
was held at the Coliseum. For
mer benator JJevenage was:
elected temporary chairman j
and delivered the keynote j
speech. Boosevelt will not at-i
tend until tomorrow, when he!
will deliver his "confession of j
faith." There were but few,
empty seats in the galleries at
1 o'clock and the floor was
Beveridge'S Speech kept the
floor and galleries cheering.
Delegates and spectators rose
to their feet with a wild shout i
When he denounced the Stan-1,
. .. . , ...
dard Oil and Tobacco decisions
in the supreme court. When
Beveridge mentioned President
Taft in connection with the
Payne tariff law the delegates
greeted the name with boos
Convention Hall, Chicago. Aug. 5.
At ltif.S all the delegations had not
jet arrived and it was apparent thnt !
the convention would not be called
to order until some time after the
fchedtiled time. Several hundred ,
women suffrage enthustants, currying i
"votes for women" banners, and head-1
rd by a band, paraded Michigan ave-j
fiue to the coliseum at noon. I
Pennsylvania this mornlni; decided
to seat 152 delegates, each entitled
to one-fourth vote. Senator Klinn of
'ittsburgh, was elected chairman.
IK1.K; Ti:s I.ATK AKHIV1.
Tli colUnHim. transformed in a few ,
weeks, from the battleground of the
republican national convention to the
Ineefing p'.ac of a new national pro
freHHtve party, was thrown op-n
hortly before 11 o'clock today, but It i
nearly au hour after that time be-
lore cue ursi ueiegaiea uegun arnv-
Jng. Pennsylvania cam in singing, crowding iuto the hall. Senator Dix
"Wf ll hang Holes Penrose to a sour -on. calling the convention to oidor,
rpple tree, as we go marching on."" I briefly reviewed the signing of the
J'ennsylvanla got a demonstrative ' call for the convention and stated 'hat
Velcome. The galleries were all but
rmpty. The hall,
except the lack of
crowded gallaries was almost identi
cal with that of the republican con
MIX IN rOKTHAITS.
The hall is gaily decorated with
fags and buntings. A big sounding
loard suspended by wires is over the
fpeakers' stand. Large canvas por
traits of Washington, Jefferson, Jack
fon. and Lincoln feature in the deco
rations. A portrait of Jefferson hud
bfun labeld Jackson by mistake, but
It was rectlfiej before the convention
was called to order.
The Waahington, Jefferson and Lin
coln portraits have been linked on all
ror.vention tickets with badges. Sus
jended fro nithe band gallery, where
fill could see, was aa oil painting of
Jloosevelt. Over the main entrance
was the stuffed head of a bull moose.
Shortly after noon delegates began to
r.rrive at the hall la increasing num
bers. HUF4I FOR CALIFORNIA.
The California delegation carrying
the same banners they used at the re -
j ubilcan convention, and each of theln!a. Vessey of South Dakota, Carey of
members w earing a bandana around j Wyoming, and Frank Funk, progres
lr neck, was greeted with prolonged I elv nominee for governor of Illinois.'
cheers. I escorted Beveridge to the platform.
The Mic higan delegates added to Dixon Introduced him in a fiatterinc!
me rmuusiasin wuen they arrived by
NEW IHTTI.E HYMNS.
"What hae we done?
What have we done?
We've put Bill Taft on the bum.
That's what we've done."
The New Jersev ri.-l.cul i.in mm in
hMll II,.. k t. . ,
; : r, 7" r"..
The,ra,.do!dpartyU a n,oul5eHng
in the grave:
It came and saved the nation, but
l'e!f i, cannot save.
If. Bo Barr.es' plaything and if.
But we go marching on
The bull moose Is cominc. can't vou
Dear bis warlike tread?
FORMER PRESIDENT IN CHICAGO TO
RECEIVE NOMINATION BY NEW PARTY
' C M. rt HmvMi - l Jl IL
Forecabt Ti" 7 p- M- Tomorrow for
nocK isiana, uavcnpori, moune,
Showers tonight or Tuesday. Warm-
HiK,1,;8t temperature yesterday, 73,1
1 lowest last night, o4. Temperature at I
a m C7 j
Wind velocity at 7 a. in., two milts
per hour. I
Precipitation in the last 4S hours,
Relative humidity at 7 p. in., 45, j
at 7 a. in . 72.
Stage of water, 4 5 feet, with a rise
of .4 of a foot in the last 4S hours.
J. M. SKEItlER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon tid:iy to noon toiimrroTV.)
Sun sets 7:11. rises r.:Oi. i:ening
ltar: Mercury. Venus. Murs. Jupiter.
Vorniug slnr: Saturu.
is up, we've got them
They know that they are dead
As we go marching on."
At 12:10 Senator Dixon of Montana
national chalrmau of the new pa
appeared on the platform aini wa
en cheers. leinporary t iiainnan
Beveridge was seated in the Ind'anaJ
delegation, awaiting rut itlcatiou of his
selection as chairman. At 12:4 the j
convention was culled to order.
"Ei'.s m: ai.k. i:t.
By this time the pailt rics were '
atout lialf tillnl and spectators
th past four weens the naiion has
seen a new alignment in American pol
itics." He called atlentiou to the
large number of delega:c-s assembled,
and declared that the "new party,
knowing no north or no south, founded
on a live isdue, will take the place of,
parties which live on dead iss'ies."
fUEKKS FOR OI.Ot:l.. I
Dixon was interrupted by a cry from !
a delegate for cheers for Roosevelt,
the delegates responding promptly
and cheering a half minute. The cail
for the convention was read. The
fiogan, ihou shait not Fteal," appear-!
ing on the call, was greeted with
cheers. When the reading of the call
w&a tndt'd, Iltv. T. F IXjrnbiuzor tiro-
DK1KUATKS SINQ "AMF.H1CA."
Following prayer, the baud played
"America" and the assemblage sang
the anthem. F'rom steel girders in
the roof of the big hall a cloud cf
American flags were unfurled. Cheers
greeted Dixon's announcement of Bev
eridge's selection as temporarv chair-
1 man- Coveruors Johnson of Califor-
eulogy ana lo delivered the kevnote
j "The first words of the constitution
are 'We are the people' and they de
clare that the constitution's purpose
Is 'to form a perfect union and to pro-
,mote the general welfare." To do just
l that is the very heart of the
: Albert J. Bever-'
Z'TTiTr 'D '
,h' ,0 0rdor toda"' Mr-
! ?nT of a" PUrpM I
and Program of the presslve party.
I ,fAbU" , , V Blrecpthen
it nucule or.ly hasten its growth,
falsehood or.ly speed its victory.
snowing tne price we must pay
(Coatinucd on Page Seven.,
IS FINALLY TAKEN
tttit TVTar-lc Claims Tt Wuc Knt .
Accepted Until After the
Election of 1908.
! Washington, Aug. 5. Chairman
! Mack of the democratic national com-
miltoe of li08 today told the senate
it tec that the or.ly, contribution
he could remt inher having been re
! jected was one by Colonel J. M. Guf-
fey of I'ittsburgh. Mac k added that
after Bryan was defeated the cam
paign committee was several thousand
in debt ami (iunVy's contribution was
accepted. The ollicial report of ex
' pendirures as filed at Albany, Mack
i t.aid. was absolutely correct and cov
: ered every dollar contributed, lie said
Murphy was the largest contributor.
The sum was SUVm.kj. Mack said it
was reported Guffey represented Stan
! dard Oil.
ON WOOL PASSES
Six Progressive Republicans
Join Democrats of the
Washington, Aug. 5. The confer
ence report on the compromise LaFol-
h tte-Underwood wool tariff bill was
adorned bv the senate todav. 23 to 2S
Six progressive republicans joined
with the democrats. The compromise
bill go-s at once to the president. It
is identical with the one he vetoed in
Notice was served on the senate to
day that under no circumstances
would the house agree to a continu
tion of the tariff board.
The cotton tariff bill was reported
to the senate adversely today by the
MRS TAFT'S FATHFR DFfin
. J ' UtAU
i AT HOME IN CINCINNATI
Aug. 5. President and
Mrs Tnt't lere
to attend the funeral of John W. Her-',he re6Pectlve counties to augment the
ron. Mrs. Taft's father, who died there' ticket b tne choosing of local
early today. The death of Herron was
SPEECH TO MOOSE
ALBERT J. EEVERIDCtT
BULL MOOSE ARE
NOW AFTER SEARLE
IN 14TH DISTRICT
J. H. Jayne of Monmouth
Launches Candidacy for Pro
COMES FORTH IN CHICAGO
All of Which Contributes to Prospect
for Success of Clyde H. Tavenner
County Tickets, Too.
(Special to The Argus.)
Chicago. Aug. 5. Charles J. Searle
of Rock Island must share the fate of
Charles S. Deneen and the others on
the republican state ticket who have
failed to desert their party after be
ing nominated, and all In the interests
of the candidacy of Theodore Roose
velt for a third term in the presiden
cy. Like Deneen, Searle was a for
mer ardent Roosevelt supporter. The
only difference in the two is that
Searle was sincere in his admiration
of the strenuous one, while Deneen
was a Taft adherent up to the time
that the Illinois presidential prefer
ential primaries were held. There
upon he became a follower of Roose
velt and stuck throughout the Chi
cago convention. But when Roosevelt
launched his bull moose party, he no
tified Deneen, in common with his as
sociate nominees, to either get off the
republican state ticket or have opposi
tion. Deneen and his colleagues de
clined, stating that by the same voice
that had given Roosevelt the presiden
tial preference in Illinois, Deneen and
the other successful candidates were
! chosen, and that no more could they
I desert now than could the delegates
to the Chicago convention have be-
trayed Roosevelt But the answer did
not suit Teddy. Resign or fight was
the ultimatum. Deneen and the oth
ers on the state ticket stood pat. And
the moose state ticket followed.
THIF.I) TO SAVE SKAHI.E.
The delegates from Rock Island
county to the state convention of bull
Searle, and when Dean Franklin went
upon the state ticket for lieutenant
governor, they thought they had the
thing fixed. But Franklin's candidacy.
Instead of relieving the situation, only
tended to tighten it the more, and now
comes the final blow in the announce
ment here in Chicago of the candidacy
of J. H. Jayne of Monmouth for the
bull moose congressional nomination
in the Fourteenth district. Jayne was
a candidate for secretary of state, but
failing, has gone after the congres
WAS ON HAND.
Judge Searle was in Chicago during
the days preceding the state conven
tion, and those of his friends among
the delegates who arrived on the scene
early did all they could to enable him
to straddle the two parties. It is un
derstood, however, that in common
with the other congressional candi
dates on the republican ticket in Illi
nois, Searle was given his choice by
the Roosevelt representatives between
resigning his present nomination or
having opposition, and that Searle, de
spite all his attachment for Roosevelt,
felt in honor bound to stand by the
colors under which he sailed in the
' primaries. He was in a predicament,
i no matter which way he turned. Had
he resigned, L. M. Magill was in read
iness to step into his shoes, and, re
maining on the ticket, he is confronted
with the bull moose candidacy of the
Monmouth man. As far as Searle is
concerned, It is indeed pathetic but
it spells victory for Clyde H. Taven
ner. LEGISLATIVE AND COCNTY", TOO.
legislative, county, and even city as
well as congressional candidates may
be nominated by the progressive party
of Illinois in addition to the complete
ticket named by the Btate convention
A resolution adopted In the closing
hours of the state convention confer
red authority on the delegates from
candidates, if they so desired, Aug. 31.
By the resolution, which was offered
to the convention by B. F. Harris,
chairman of the committee on resolu
tions, the various sets of delegates are
practically made members of congres-
i sional, senatorial, county and city com-
mittees, with power to run the party's
affairs in their respective communi
ties. i THE RESOLI TION.
j An effort by John L. Hamilton of
Hoopeston, secretary of the conven
itlon. to confer upon the state central
committee the sole right to put local
; tickets In the field, was voted down,
j Mr. Hamilton then withdrew his res
olution in favor of that presented by
. the chairman of the resolutions com
mittee. The latter resolution reads:
"Be it resolved. That the delegates
; to this convention from the several
cities, counties, congressional and sen
atorial districts are hereby given au
thority to meet in convention in their
respective cities, counties, congres i candidacy seriously. He said he did
sional and senatorial districts, on Aug not think anything would tome of it.
SI, 1S12, at such places such dele :judge Searle denied that the progres
gates may designate, and place it rives had demanded of him that he de-
:uuuiju.iiim, u iic. lumi Bee m. euco
j candidates a. they may deem propel
TO PILOT THE
Managers of Convention
Await Final Word 01
TO NAME RUNNING MATE
Colonel's "Confession of Faith"
Held Up for Delivery Until
Chicago, Aug. 5. Theodore Roose
velt arrived from New York at 8:53
this morning. He was accompanied
by Mrs. Rooseveit. He was given an
enthusiastic welcome and was hur
ried to his headquarters at the Con
gress hotel. As the colonel stepped
from the train he was received by a
delegation of progressives headed by
George V. Perkins and Governor
Johnson of California.
A crowd massed in front of the sta
tion and waved bandana handker
chiefs as the party entered in automo
biles. In front of the hotel another
crowd for a time blocked the street.
Roosevelt stood in his machine and
spoke briefly. Then a path through
the crowd was made. He hurried to
headquarters for a conference with
SAYS DAY OP nOSS IS OVF.lt.
Standing in his automobile in front
of the hotel, Roosevelt said, "I am
very pleased to be with you in Chi
caego again and this time at the birth
of a new party, and not at the death
of one. I am convinced that the peo
ple will not stand for the convention
of seven weeks ago, especially as it
was against the interests of the peo
ple. By November the men mention
ed at that convention will not be a
factor in the race. "The days of the
corrupt political boss and the crooked
financier who stands behind the boss,
and newspaper owned by the boss and
financier, are over."
"Those of you who wish to investl -
gate mortgages on the Chicago Rec-
ord-Herald can find out why the c-han-!
nels of Information have been choked
by the opponents of the people."
LOOKS LIKE JOIIXSO.V.
With the arrival of Roosevelt, talk
of Juhnson of California for vice pres
ident seemed to receive a new impe
tus. Roosevelt, it is said, regarded
Johnson as a great campaigner. Lead
ers, it is said, have not been able to
agree upon a southern democrat, and
there is strong belief Johnson eventu
ally will be chosen.
There is every evidence that the
launching of the national progressive
party today in the Coliseum wRl be
attended by a great outburst of en
thusiasm. Plans for the more im
portant work of the convention up to
today had been more or less tentative,
awaiting scrutiny and final approval
of Roosevelt, whose arrival on the
scene was impatiently awaited by the
FAVOR BRIEF PLATFORM.
The matter of a platform particular
ly was left in abeyance. Many of the
delegates favor emulating the example
of the prohibitionists in making the
platform the briefest sort of document,
devoid of all rhetorical embellish
ments. Roosevelt's announcement,
however, may change all this, for his
"confession of faith," which he says
must be accepted in all essential de
tails, is publicly reported to contain
more than twenty thousand words.
There appeared to be no question to
day among delegates but Roosevelt
would get whatever he wanted at their
His nomination is depended upon
to give the new party an auspicious
start and if he desires to run on a
platform based on a speech wTiich he
asserts may be termed "anarchistic,"
the progressives here are more than
anxious to give it to him. Roosevelt
will make his "confession of faith" at
the convention Tuesday afternoon, fol -
lowing the formalities of permanent
organization. It first had been an
nounced he would speak tonight, but '
Inasmuch as Temporary Chairman
Beveridge was to be the central figure j
in today's proceedings, and had pre-1
pared a speech of some length, it was
proposed that Roosevelt withhold his
pronouncements until tomorrow.
WILL FAVOR DF.MOCH AT.
No attempt was made up to today to
crystalize sentiment on a vice presi
dential candidate. There has been
much talk of naming Governor John
son of California, a republican, but if
for their respective cities, counties,
senatorial and congressional districts."
nOF NOT BF.I.IEYF. IT.
Judge Searle when seen this morn
ing was not inclined to take the Judge
ciare nimsen or resign nis present
j regular republican candidacy.
MATE OF ROOSEVELT
Governor of California.
Roosevelt should finally determine a
democrat might increase the strength
and add to the appeal of the new
party ticket, there is every reason to
believe his views will prevail. General
Luke Wright of Tennessee and Colo
nel John M. Parker of Louisiana are
most frequently mentioned in connec
tion with democratic possibilities. An
agreement appeared to have been
reached last night, however, to name
Parker permanent chairman and this
is believed by many to mean his elim
ination from the ticket.
MANY' YVOMKN DELEGATES.
Roosevelt is expected today to de
cide the matter in an expression of
his views to delegates. A feature of
the convention is the number of wo
men delegates. It was estimated to
day there would be several score of
them seated. The program of today's
6esslon included the calling of th
convention to order by Senator Dixon,
prayer, reading of the call, introduc
tion of the. temporary chairman and
the delivery by him of the keynote
speech. Next will como the appoint
ment of committees and then an "ex
perience" meeting will be held, with
delegates from every stare expected
to give brief reasons for the organlza-
tion of the new party and perso
periences with the old organizations,
I iowa oio aniz ation.
The Iowa delegates elected J. L.
I Stevens, Boone, chairman, and also
1 national committeeman; H. A. Morey,
' Waverly, treasurer; Carl Dohman,
Turlington, secretary; Senator Smith,
j Osage, resolutions; C. J. Moore, Sioux
City, permanent organization; Sam
uel Westcott, Keokuk, credentials; W.
B. Clements, West Vnion, rules. Philo
Clark of Red Oak was named to sec
ond the nomination of Roosevelt.
FLY BANDANA IN
PLACE OF MOOSE
Original Emblem of New Party
Is Discarded by T. R.
Chicago, Aug. 5. The red bandana
handkerchief, as the emblem of the
new party, today almost supplanted
the moose head. Nearly every delegate
wore a bandana knotted about his neck
Cr hatband. Dealers had a large trade
j in handkerchiefs. Women as well as
i m(,n wore th(J n(jW tmrtv emblem.
Milliners were besieged with orders
hats with gaudy handker-
Copenhagen, Aug. 5. Inauguration
of the Danish-American national park
in the hills of Jutland took place to-
! day before a huge gathering, which in
cluded several thousand Danish-Amer
icans. Among the speeches was one
by American Minister Egan.
Bloomington Man Ends Life.
Bloomlngton, 111., Aug. 5. Brooding
j ovur ill health caused the suic ide by
j shooting of W. 11. Troutman, 61, a
I prominent business man of this city,
His wealth is estimated at $45,000 and
ihe leaves $30,000 life insurance.
CRANE NOT TO BE
Reported a New Yorker Has
Been Offered Committee
Seagirt, Aug. 5. Governor Wilson
had nothing to say today about the;
appointment of a treasurer of the na
tionai committee, but indications were! also were numerous clippings of the
that Charles It. Crane of Chicago, j Personal assessments of several hun
whoe name has teen suggested to-,-re(l wealthy Chlcagoans. In a trunk
the governor, would not. be the man. j'" his diploma given iiim by the Ar
It was reported the governor had an-jmour institute in September, 1909.
other in mind when he went to New (Guthrie still has great love for his al
Vork and w as w ithholding the name to I ma mater. He did not ask that hi.
determine if the man selected was j mother or sister be kept out of the
wiilir. to serve. The governor was: story but he requested the police that
I expec ted to make some announcement
in thi3 connection today.
Chicago Police Find Nina
Trunks Filled With
IS VALUED AT $200,001
All Stolen by One Young Man
From the Homes of Dozen
Chicago, Aug. 5. That Jacob Foy
Guthrie, the former school teacher,
who at the lowest estimate stole $200,
000 in property from south stae man
sions, is mentally irresponsible Is the
firm belief of Captain John Halpin
of the detective bureau.
A sober study of the peculiar oper
ations of the amateur who was arrest
ed on Saturday convinces the police
man that the man he holds as the
most important thief of year, is a
His opinion was strengthened yester
day by the word of Dr. Leslie W.
Schwab of 4311 Vlncennes avenue, the
Guthrie family physician. The doctor
has known the prisoner, who Is 29
years old, since his youth, and he as
serted Guthrie is periodically insane.
HKTF.CT1VE YARNS Tl'RN MIND.
"Guthrie Is an educated fool," was
the conclusion of the announcement
by the doctor after a half hour's con
versation with the graduate of Ar
mour institute at his cell.
"lie has been a bookworm since
childhood," the physician continued.
"By the perusal of thrilling detective
yarns he has fostered the mental con
dition which always has been appar
ent in him. 'Condition' Is the only
term I can use lu describing his most
peculiar characteristic. His condition
is common, but takes different forms
in various individuals. There has been
a streak of insanity in the Guthrie
family. One member now is an in
mate of a state hospitaL"
In an effort to ve'rlfy the convictions
of Captain Halpin aud Dr. Schwab,
Dr. John J. Krone, an Insanity expert,
will examine Guthrie today.
PAY' AMI MtillT OVF.R IM.INDER.
Captain Halpin and his aids spent
all day and a large part of the night
making an inventory of the nine
tmnkfuls of art treasures, jewelry.
and other articles which Guthrie took
from the residences of 12 millionaires
within four months. Never In the his
tory of the department has such a
quantity of fine stolen goods been re
covered. Each of the nine trunks was packed
with infinite care. The clothing was
wrapped and tied and labeled. Every
inch of space In the trunks was utiliz
ed. Small pasteboard boxes were
crammed with small triukets. There
would be two or three gem set pins
In a box made for one. Jewel cases
were filled level to the top.
Guthrie stole Indiscriminately, tak
ing anything and everything Just for
the love of taking. After accumulat
ing this vast store of valuables Guth
rie had no idea what to do with it.
He had not begun to think how ho
was to dispose of it. The conglomer
ation he acquired so far discovered
contains nearly 4,000 pieces.
There were traces of tangible
money assets which indicate the
First National bank, which is $11,800
loser by Guthrie's forgeries, will re
cover all except about $3,000 of the
amount. It was for these forgeries
that Guthrie first was arrested. There
were receipts for 450 shares of Unit
ed Stales steel common, which Guth
rie bought in his own name through
four brokers. He also dabbled in Colo
rado mining stocks. Guthrie swears
he did not sell one single article that
he stole. All the money he secured
during his five months' criminal ca
icer was obtained by forging checks.
He invested most of this money in
stocks, and much of it will be recov
ered. Ill .NOT DIIIVK OK IHOKF.
Guthrie does not drink intoxicants
nor ubc tobacco, and women have no
attraction for him. Guthrie did not
even buy himself a new suit with the
thousands he secured by cleverly imi
tating the signature of Mrs. Ella Wil
ton of 4613 Drexel boulevard, who Is
in the far east. He continued to pay
S3 a week board to his mother and to
plan out new burglaries. His success
w ith a "jimmy" did not reflect in his
Guthrie depended on the society col
umns of Chicago newspapers for his
knowledge of the doings and comings
- j of wealthy residents
In his trunks
the name of his school be not mention-