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THE -ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MM
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 252.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1912. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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SWEEP IN KANSAS
YOUR SINS MAY FIND YOU OUT
D JOHNSON ARE MED
Colonel Placed in Nomi
nation by W..A. Pren
dergast, New York.
GUT DOWN BY
Eight Presidential Electors De
claring for Roosevelt Carry
CHANGENAME OF PARTY
Word "National" to Be Dropped
Johnson to Be Second
Man on the Ticket.
Today Moose Program
f lileaao, tog. 7 Members at
the in aroa;naalv aarly t oris 7
alaaae4 to lomlillf Hovaevrlt a
It a ataadard hearer la the preaU
oaflal rae. HiMvaevelfa umi
mill be al&re4 la aamlaatloa ay
William A. FreadrrKaat of rw
fork. TreadersaaCa addreaa will
be foloe4 kf moadlai apeerhea
by ofber prraaaa well kauwa
bruashMit the rauatry, beaded
by Mlaa Jaae Addama, llllaulaaet
llemeat worker aad auirrage
ell, the rontestloa la aobrduled
to aaaie .oeraor lllram Juhnawq
I f allforula for aeeoad alare aad
ailopl a platform aald fo be the
muat adtaa-ed ever aabmllled to
a aa'loaal roat ratio la thla
Immediately after adjourameat
late liMlny leaalera will bra la a
aerlrft of rafrreaea to deelde
plaaa for lue proareaaUe ran.
It waa aald Keaator Dlxoa of
wootaaa woald bead the aalloaal
roaimlllee aad that Oarar ftiraua
of ew 1 ork vtoulil be treaaurer.
It iaa alao aaauuBfed that llooae
e aad Johaaon would take the
at amp aad travel all aeetloaa of
Convention Hall, Chicago. Auk. "
The platforin subcommittee went Into
conference with Roosevelt at 10
o'clock to finally go over the declara
tion of principles. There was a sharp
diHt-opalou by the committee during
the nighf on the negro question and"
It was said by a close -vote a plank
t'n the negro question will be inserted.
H was also said there will be a plank
dealing with the liquor traffic.
At 11:2(1, no word having come
from the platform committee. It was
planned to have a brief session of the
convention, then, recess untill 2:30.
A drizzling rain was expected to hold
down the attendance. Roosevelt an
nounced in advance that his speech of
acceptance would be brief, not over
five minutes. Johnson, slated for rice
presidential nomination, is also sched
uled to speuk briefly. There was a
revival of talk among some delegates
today of Judge l.lndsey, of Denver,
for vice president.
OPKM wrYn A HYM.
The convention was called to order
t 11:20. Just before the convention
was called to order delegated and
spectators rose as the band began
"Onward Christian Soldiers." The
contention sang the hymn. As the
hymn was concluded the convention
was called to order at 11:30. Rabbi
(iersea K Levi, Chicago, pronounced
prayer. After the prayer the band
truck up the "Battle Hymn of the Re
public." The committee on perma
nent organization recommended that
the temporary organisation be made
permanent with Beverldge continuing
In the chair. And this was done.
ITIO L DKOPI-EI).
The report from the committee on
rules changed the name of the party
by dropping the word "national" and
making the designation "imply "pro
gressive party." The new rulea pro
vide for representation In future con
ventions on a basis of one delegate
for eucb congressman and ITnlted
htattat senator from each state and
an additional delegate for each 10.000
votes cast for the progressive ticket
at the previous election. The new
party rules provide that no federal
office-holder shall be a member of the
The provision of the new rules that
Tio federal officeholder could hold a
scat as a national committeeman waa
cheered by the delegates. Applause
also greeted the rules which pledged
the party to the s lection of candi
dates for oftire and delegates to con
tentions by primaries wherever possi
ble. The new rules were presented
ly Medlll McConnlck and be moved
John L. Hamilton of Illinois moved
to make the name of the party either
"progressive" or "national progres
sive." He explained this was neces- :
sary to comply with the election laws ;
in various states. There was some
question as to this amendment, and J
the motion to adopt the rules tempo
rarily was withdrawn. William If.
Hotchklss of New York made a speech :
describing the activities of the pro-'
gressive party in that state. He de- i
clared Roosevelt would get from 25 j
to 30 per cent of the Tammany vote
in New York.
kikt iir.ntTR of row extiov
Henry J. Allen or Kansas moved as
a substitute for a motion to recess,
that the convention proceed 10 the j
nominating speeches. The motion was 1
t.ot entertained until it was announc
ed the majority of the Kansas delega
tion approved it. Several stales s-c
onded the motion. Many del sates did
not want a recess and the first de
bate of the convention was precipitat-' PUIPArinAMQ inPWTIPY
ed. A debate on various motions con- I , "'l. ' .'l' ' ,JTI ,,,
tinned for some time. Finally the con-1 LOOT OF THIEF GUTHRIE
ventiou decided to recess until 1 p. m, j Chicago, Aug 7. Nearly $200,000
The convention reassembled at 1 :20. worth of jewelry, silverware, bric-a-i.kts
ix am. iiKi.KiiTi. bac, costly silks, laces and other ar-
The name, "progressive party," as j tides, part of tha $350,000 plunder of
reported by the rules committee, was ' Jacob F. Guthrie, Chicago's society
not changed, but provision was made ! burglar and forger, was Identified at
to recognize delegates from the states ' detective headquarters yesterday b
where the party name has been appro-; wealthy residents of the south side,
priated by the opponents of the new I Police Captain Hatpin's private of
party. The basis of representation ! Pee and several other rooms where
was changed to provide one delegate j the property was displayed for iden
in each congressional district' for ev-' tification, had the appearance of a high
ery 6,000 votes cast for the nartv at 1 class sales room. Several society wo-
the previous election, but that each '
Bta'e 6hall have no less than one dele- j
gate for each congressman and 1'nited j
States senator. One amendment add-1
ed four women lo the national commit- j
tee as members at large. I
rRKlKIUiAT PREKM T. R. I
At 1:50 Roosevelt was placed in
nomination far the presidency of the
progressive party by W. A. Trender
gast of New York.
Allen, of Kansas, announcing the
platform would not be readv for an
hour and a half, renewed his motion !
to suspend the rules and proceed to
nominate. The motion went through
without serious objections. The roll
call had begun. Alabama yielded to
New York. Rut here the proceedings
were interrupted, for William A. Pren
dergait, scheduled to nominate, was
not In the hall. Seachers hurried out
to find him and after nearly a half
hour delay he appeared and at 1:50
Prendergast concluded his nomin
ating speech at 2:22 amid a great
outburst of cheering. A demonstration
waa immediately begun. Delegates
and spectators Jumped upon chairs
and a chorus of cheering followed, and
aa It progressed enthusiasm became
PARKER TO NAME JOHXSO.
It waa announced that John M. Park
er of New Orleans, once spoken of for
vice president, would place Governor
Johnson In nomination for that office.
Order waa restored after the demon
stration had been in progress 45 min
utes. GEORGIAN FOR NEW HEAD
OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Denver, Col, Aug. 7. Revision of
ritual work waa scheduled before the
supreme lodge of Knights of Pythias
today. The election of officers will
take place tomorrow, with Thomas J.
Garling of Macon. Ga conceded the
office of grand chancellor.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Showers tonight or 'Thursday. Not
much change in temperature.
High.t yesterday 8G, lowesi last
night 64, at 7 a. 111. 65.
Wind velocity three miles.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 55, at
7 a. m. &2.
Stage of water 4.9 feet with a rise
of. .2 of a foot In the. last 24 hours.
J. M. KIIERIER. iocal Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Run sets "OS. rises 5:fC. Evening
S star: Mercury. Venus, Mars, Jupiter.
Mornins star: Saturn.
"leu wno identified part of the stolen j
articles were visibly affected when
they caught sight of some treasured
article on one of the ten tables over
which the burglar's loot was strewn.
Among those who identified prop
Mrs. Otto Young, Mrs. Samuel W.
Allerton, Mrs. Franklin P.. Smith,
daughter of Mrs. A. W. Durand, Wil-
iFpecial to The Argus.) i Herald and had made some rather cut-
Chicago, Aug. 7. The hour and the ting insinuations as to its finances,
man "has came." Before probably the ; and all because the R.-H. is not sup
largest audience he has ever address- j Porting his bull moose movement,
ed indoors, an audience of his ow n j C hief among the scribes who called
hoosing as far as the convention j. upon -the colonel was a R.-H. represen
concerned, Teddy at the Coliseum yea- tatlve, who asked the colonel to kindly
terday afternoon delivered himself ofP'tfy bis statement relative to the
his new found faith. Preceding t,e . PaPr. whereupon Teddy after first
"confession," the former president
was given an ovation of lengthy dura
tion that pleased him much. His en
try upon the stage was the signal for
the outburst, and while it lasted it
waa remarkable in many ways. Ad
mirers of the strenuous one gave vent
to their pent up feelings in divers and
sundry manner from the singing of
sacred and patriotic music to rag
time. The band in the loft played,
and a fife and drum corps of G. A. R.
veterans' mounting the platform lent
inspiration to the occasion. There
were wild exhibitions of enthusiasm
everywhere. It waa a mix-up such as
Teddy enjoyed from start to finish,
He apparently would not have cared
had it lasted all the afternoon.
It had the effect, in fact, o' restor -
ing the humor of the would oe third
termer, for he had an awful grouca
on the day before. It all started over
an innocent bunch of newspaper men
who called at his apartments at the
Congress hotel for aa interview. Ear
lier in the day Colonel Roosevelt had
taken a slam at the Chicago Record-
liam R. Sterling, Charles E. Ford and
.Milton Wilson, son of Mrs. Ella Wil
son. Police Captain Halpin estimated the
value of Mrs. Allerton's articles at
They consisted of jewelry, silver,
ware, furs and laces. Some of the ar
ticles at the detective bureau belong
ing to Mrs. Allerton had not been
touched for 40 years until Guthrie
raided the attic where - they were
Two watches which were said to
have once been worn by King George
III., were in the lot identified by Mrs.
There was a pathetic scene when
Mrs. Otto Young, with tears In her
eyes, identified a miniature photo
graph of her husband who died sc.
Police Captain Halpin said Mrs.
Young laid claim to about $50,000
worth of diamonds, bric-a-brac and
ATTORNEY KILLS HIMSELF
Prominent Easterner Accused of Theft
Defeats the Law. .
Philadelphia, Aug. 7. Colonel Gib
bons Gray Cornwell, a prominent law
yer, of Westchester, committed suicide
by shooting himself on a train on
which he was returning from New
York to his home town last night to
face charges of appropriating bonds
belonging to a trust estate.
As the train approached West Phil
adelphia, Colonel Cornwell, who was
sitting beside a constable, leaned over
the seat in front where he had placed
a dress suit case. Pretending to be
sleeping he quietly opened the suit
case and drew out a revolver which
had been presented to him by officers
of his regiment. Before the constable
was aware of what was going on Corn
well placed the weapon in his mouth
and shot himself through the head.
of the Moosevelt Convention
becoming defiant and then modifying
the assertions he had made some
what, flew into a rage and ordered
the entire crew of newspaper men out
of his presence. Thereafter he waa
peevish throughout the day. ,
Yesterday, however, he was 4n much
better nature, and while the demon
stration in his honor was no more en
thusiastic than what occurred for
Governor Hadley in the same hall. In
June and was not to be compared with
the Bryan demonstration at Chicago
In 1896 or at Denver in 1908, it waa
great, and Teddy himself thought it
i was "bully," especially as it was a
j wild and wobly variety. Dr. Smith of
j Pock Island waa one of the leaders in
,the uncorking of spontaneous hilarity
land Steve Collins was not far behind.
When it all subsided the doctor was
blue in the face and Steve waa al
most ready for the emergency hospi
tal. Both had at last beheld their idol
in the flesh and face to face
Throughout the demonstration In
Number of Planks Do Not
Meet Ideas of Strenu
HE PICKS IT TO PIECES
Heated Debates in Committee
Over Control of Corporations
- . and Taxation.
Chicago, Aug. 7. Roosevelt spent
the morning going over a draft of the
platform submitted to him by the com
mittee after an all-night session. The
colonel found a number of planks he
did not approve In the form in which
they were submitted and with a sten
ographer and his closest advisers he
retired to a private room to recast the
document The full committee plan
ned to meet at 12 : 30 to pass upon the
platform as it left the colonel's hands,
SOME HEATED DEBATES.
It was said the main platform met
with Roosevelt's approval, and that
his objections were based largely up
on the phraseology and length. He
had hoped to have the platform about
1,500 words long, but it might be
twice that length. It was learned that
6harp differences of opinion developed
in the committee last night, and that
at times the debate was heated. The
liveliest debates were over, planks for
control of corporations and taxation.
T. It. LEAVES TOMORROW.
Roosevelt said today he would leave
for New York at 2:30 tomorrow after
noon and go direct to Oyster Bay to
remain a few days before beginning
his campaign. The first engagement
Is to speak in Rhode Island, Aug. 16.
He probably will leave early in Oc
tober on a month's trip which will
take him through the Pacific coast
states and hack through the south.
It is Roosevelt's intention to go into
at least 40 states.
Although it has been estimated that
the amount of trust funds Colonel
Cornwell would have been called upon
to account for exceeds $100,000 those
engaged in Investigating his affairs
have thus far made no details public.
He left no message showing the ex
tent of his shortage.
A letter addressed to his wife was
opened and found to contain only the
words "good night, dear."
PERSIA P0LCE KILLED
IN AN ATTACK ON EX-SHA
London, Aug. 7. A force of Persian
military police under command of two
Swedish officers was repulsed today
while endeavoring to dislodge Moham
med All Miraza, ex-shah of Persia,
from a stronghold near Shiraz, accord
ing to a dispatch received today. One
of the Swedish officers was wounded
and 20 mounted police were killed and
honor of her husband, Mrs. Roosevelt :
sat in the gallery smiling sweetly on !
the scene and when at the stage of tin
uproar she was given the honors of
the occasion, she arose and gracious
ly acknowledged the compliment.
An incident of the afternoon demon
strated that the American people,
even in their wildest moment, are
learning to be composed in the face of
possible peril. Just before Colonel
Roosevelt was introduced a snap shot
photograph was taken of the scene
and one of the cloth bags hung over
the gallery to envelop the gas from
the illuminating explosion caught
fire. It burned rapidly, but no one in
the vast assemblage seemed seriously
disturbed. There was not so much as
a semblance of a panic in the crowd
ed hall. The band struck up a lively
air; a couple of firemen crawled out
va we .ier. nun seizing me naming
i uag iiuuiueicu me uiaze, wnereupon
the audience broke into a loud cheer.
A minute later Teddy was introduced
and then there was another kind of
And meanwhile it looks as if Jayne,
congressional aspirant in the Four
teenth district, would be nipped in the
:bud. Judge Searle's friends amonn
the moose aeem likely to block it.
And. there will be another republican
'disappointed down Monmouth way,
CURTIS MAY BE A LOSER
Stubbe Looks Like Winner for the
Senatorshlp Arthur Capper
Topefea, Kan, Aug. 1. Progresslv-
ism swept Kansas In the primary
election yesterday, u whisked Into
nomination the eight'presidentlal elec
tors who had declared allegiance to
Theodore Roosevelt and on the face of
returns up to midnight, defeated Con
gressman P. P. Campbell in his strug
gle to maintain his seat in congress.
At that hour, H. M. Gray, a progres
sive, had a lead over Campbell, who
has been a staunch supporter of Presi
The contest for the seat in the
United States senate, now held by
Charles Curtis, in which Curtis waa
opposed by Governor W. R. Stubbs, la
close, with the outlook favoring the
Congressman D. R. Anthony ran a
close race with W. I. Stewart, pro
gressive, in the first district and more
detailed returns will be required to
decide the winner, although Anthony
appears to have retained his seat.
HODGE DEMOCRATIC CHOICE.
Arthur Capper, publisher of the To
peka Capital was chosen the repub
lican nominee for governor by a large
majority. George II. Hodges la lead
ing for the democratic nomination
with J. B. BUlard, the candidate who
favored re-submission of the liquor
question, his chosest opponent. Other
democratic returns are not available,
as the republican ballots were counted
Late returns place the outcome b
tween Curtis and Stubbs in doubt. 1
Owing to the length of the ballot
and the large number of candidates
upon it, it is impossible to estimate
majorities In figures. .Thesa pjcohably.
will not be known for several days.
St. Louis, Aug. 7. William Cowherd
of Kausas City apparently won the
democratic nomination for governor
over Elliott Major in yesterday's pri
mary by a plurality estimated at 10,-
000. John C. McKinley, former lieu
tenant governor, was undoubtedly
nominated for governor on the repub
lican ticket.. The vote of both parties
was light, being especially noticeable
in the republican party, where the
third party movement made itself
IMMAMANS I'll A LSI TAFT.
Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Colonel Win
field T. Durbln of Anderson, once gov
ernor of Indiana, waa nomiuated yes
terday by the republican state conven
tion to head the ticket In the coming
campaign. The platform praises the
administration of President Taft and
pledges support for his re-election. It
declares for the re-enactment of the
county option law repealed by the
democratic legislature of two yeara
ego. Besides it advocates primary
elections and woman suffrage.
Colonel Durbln was nominated by
acclamation for governor at the close
of the first ballot. The motion was
made by Mayor Lewis' Shank of In
dianapolis, who also had been a can
didate for the nomination.
Thomas T. Moore of Green Castlo
was nominated for lieutenant gov
ernor. KKMIAI I, tutors FROM RACE.
Washington, Aug. 7. Representa
tive N. E. Kendall of Iowa, republican.
announces that .because of 111 health
he would not engage in the race for
his seat, but would retire. He ia suf
fering, according to his physicians,
from serious heart trouble, and naa
been advised to take a complete rest
and leave public life at once. Mr. Ken
dull was speaker of the Iowa house of
lepresentativea before hla election to
congress, and was renominated last
June at the primaries.
CI. ARK ll.0ll V TKI.
Montgomery, Mo., Aug. 7. Speaker
Champ Clark . was renominated for
j congress In this, the Ninth district of
Missouri, at the primaries yesterday
I without opposition in his party. Tliia
makes nine times the democrats of.
thiB district have nominated the!
Board of Administration Votes Madi
son County Institution.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 7. The new
fl.600,000 state hospital, the location
of which hf been under consideration
for a year, will be situated in Madi
son county, near Alton. This was de
cided by the state board of adminis
tration yesreruay. Seventy-eight cit
ies bid for the institution. In select
ing the fiite eight ballots were neces
sary. The tract, which probably will
be a mile and ahalf northeast of Al
ton, will contain J.,276 acres. Plans
prepared by State Architect Zimmer
man are practically complete.
Senate and House
AGENCY IS STICKLER
Upper Body Insists on Retaining
17 Branches Taft Prom
ises Another Veto.
Washington, Aug. 7. A fight to
pass the $150,000,000 pension bill was
lost by one vote in the senate today
and the measure waa sent back to the
house for further conference. After a
motion to agree to the house amend
ment to abolish 17 outlying pension
agencies had been lost on a tie vote,
the senate agreed. 29 to 26, to stick to
its demand that the pension agencies
be retained. Thla ia the only point
upon which the house and senate are
I. CHIT EMPLOYES.
Limited terma for civil service em
ployes, abolition of the commerce
court and retention of its five Judges
as extra circuit judges, are to be sub
mitted to Taft aa provisions of the
legislative executive Judicial appropri
TAFT WI1.I. VETO.
These proposals, already approved
by the house, were adopted by the
senate today. Some of Taft'a friends
say he will vetoe the bill, although
in doing so he would hold up his own
salary and that of every member of
congress and every federal Judge.
, -CAUCUS A F Afl.l RE.
Democratic representatives opposed
to the house receding from its posi
tion of refusing to agree to the sen
ate's amendment to the naval appro
priation bill providing for the build
ing of two Imttleshipa, caused the fail
ure of the third democratic caucus ou
the question last night by remaining
away from the meeting and thereby
preventing a quorum, so no action
could be taken.
Another cauc.UB will be called in a
few days and the battleship advocates
express confidence that they then
will have sufficient strength to force
an appropriation for at least one ves
sel. COURSE AUREEIt U PON.
The decision of the no-battleship ad
vocates to remain away was taken at
a meeting held late in the day In the
committee room of Representative
Adamson of Georgia. Aa a result
there were 140 membera missing from
the caucus, only 88 members of the
party being present in response to
Speaker Clark, Majority Leader Un
derwood and Representative Hobson
of Alabama, all spoke for party har
mony. Both the speaker and Mr. Un
derwood felt that a one battleship
compromise would be the result of
last night's fiasco, because of the
'pressure that now would be brought
to bear on those who remained away.
w'lij. report ox i:vi:ii(.i,aii:s.
The Florida everglades charges, in
volving the influence of a prominent
land promoter In the department of
agriculture, will be reported upon by
'the house committee which investi
It in said today, however, that the
financial administration of the office
of experiment statl--ns, which the com
mittee, also Investigated, would be
Chairman Moks will write a majority
roport. Representative Sloan of Ne
braska may write a minority finding.
Those in the confidence of the com
mittee Kay Secretary Wiiwm will not
be censured, but that another olllcial
of tlfe depart ineiit will be.
CONFESSES TO A MURDER
Sherman Gray Tells of Attempted As-
sault on Child.
Bangor, Mv, Aug. 7. A confession
that he murdered Naomi Etta Mitchell,
a 14-year-old girl at North Carrnet, on
tn" Ilifr-nt of Ju,y 24, was u,a(lB to Sher-
iff White In the presence of witnesses
yesterday afternoon by J. Sherman
Gray, who earlier in the day was
bound over to the grand Jury on the
charge of murder. Gray said that he
had enticed the girl to the woods and
attempted to BHKault her. When she
resisted he tied her hands behind her
back and cut her throat with his Jack
knife. Touches Post; Electrocuted.
Sycamore, 111.. Aug. 1. Edgar Let
tow. 20 years old, was Instantly killed
here by coming in contact with an
iron rest against which waa leaning
a live wire while helping to build a
silo at a local cannery.