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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. XO. 259.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1912. TEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CEXTS.
TURN FIRE ON
Palace at Mangua is Hit
Twice During the
REBELS RUN FOR COVER
Insurgents Under Command of
Deposed Minister Again
WASHINGTON, AUG. 15 SIX.
TEEN AMERICAN FIRMS HAVING:
INTERESTS IN NICARAGUA AP
PEALED TO THE STATE DEPART-j
MENT TO USE ITS OFFICES TO !
RESTORE PEACE THERE. IN THE
BOMBARDMENT OF MANAGUA IT
IS REPORTED COLLECTOR OF
CUSTOMS HAM, AND SEVERAL
OTHER AMERICANS NARROWLY
ESCAPED DEATH FROM SHELLS.
PANAMA, AUG. 15. RELIABLE
INFORMATION IS THAT THE BOM-
RIPHMFNT OP Mlkiir.llA UiriD.
AGUA. WAS RENEWED j
ING IS GOING ON. ! his tr1al for alleged Jury bribery. I Y '"-wn
j It was tbe most drama'lc moment jQ,8
Managua. Aug. in. The hombard-'0r a tong trial, replete with thrilling I e evidexo: awaited.
m--nt of the Nlraraeuan capital by the , Incidents, when Darrow faced the Jury j fier a session of two hours today
revolutionary forces under the com-. In tbe afternoon at the conclusion of , thp R0BPnthal grand jury notified Dis
mand of Generals Meca and Zeledon, tne argument of Earl Rogers, chief 1 ,rict Attorney Whitman they did not
which bean Sunday, continued yes-', counsel for the defense, to make the warranted In handing up further
terday Home of the shells from the I final Plea ln h'8 own hehalf. i indictments charging murder in the
rebel givns struck Inside the city ln At tn" ou'8Pt informed the Jury first degree until they heard more evi
the vicinity of the t'nited Stales l"ga- tnat nP wou1'1 appeal 'o their sym- ! dence. More evidence is expected to
tlon and the residence of the presl- pathles, against which they had been ! come from Sam Schepps, on his way
dent. The detachment of American warred by the district attorney, and ' from Hot Springs. The turn of af
bluejarkets and marines stationed ln thre was no note of supplication In ' fairs came suddenly after Assistant
the cltv to r rotert the live. n,,H nrn. i his opening remarks. Instead, the District Altorney Moss announced
ertv nf a tTn.rii-u n , (.i,. i. Jii
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fw!tn.j.IJ U II 'It I II 1-. 1 IIjr
are commanded by Lieutenant Camp
bell. Several attempts by tbe rebels to
capture the city penitentiary have
been repulsed by the government
The goernment is endeavoring to
reinpture the town of Granada.
The Insurgents under command of
Generals Mena and Zeledon resumed
their attack on Managua at 3 o'clock
yesterday morning, but after a desper
ate Ok ht were agujn repulsed. This is
the fourth day of the battle which Is
l.elng waned about the capital.
IWfore they were repelled the rebels
suceeruVd In forcing their way close
up to the houses of the city. TheAmer-iand
lean sailors gitarded the I'nited States
legation and the presidential palace.
who. because of their marksmanship,
bad been especially selected from the
American detachment stationed hre
to protect the lives and property of
American citizens, directed a fire too
hot for the attackers and the rebels
were driven back.
The bombardment of the city by the
rebels was continued all night. The
presidents palace was hit twice and
three shell narrowly missed striking
the American legation.
As this dispatch Is filed there Is a
lull in the fighting, the Insurgents hav
lng retired to a ponition a short dis
tance from the city.
t oiu: m.n K.H. Arrc.
All Americans and other foreifnets
In the city are safe.
An attempt was inAd Wednesday
r.ighf to assassinate the. commander-in-chief
tf the government forces, Gen
eral Kinilio Chamorro, while he was
walking 1n the street.
The third day of the battle, which
began with the bombardment Sunday
was resumed at 10 o'clock Tuesday
morning, when the Insurgents made a
shsrp attack on the east side of th
capital. After several hours of fight
lng the rebels were repulsed. The de
posed secretary of war. General Mena,
had bnnjght up more guns from Gra
r.ada. and the fire of the biggest gun
was deliberately directed on the resi
dences of the city.
Many shell fell near the president's
palace and the American legation.
Karly Tuesday afternoon there was
a temporary lull ln the baffle but at 4
o'clock the Insurgents made one of
the fiercest attacks since the fighting
began After dark the insurgents sud
denly turned the right flank of the
defending army and drove the govern
ment forces back a mile to the edge
of the town Here the governmeK
troops made a determined stand and
utter a fierce fight lasting an hour the
The rebels' hi gun then resumed
firing ou the r.-sidences The impro
vised hot-pitalu are filling with sol
Wrs end women and children. One
thell hit a hospital yesterday morn
lrg kil'.r.c several men There are
many rej-.rts of the killinc of women
rd children In their homes by the
The gow-mnei.t has 4.imm1 troops
while the Insure, t is number less than
that. rrio:. rs captured bv General
t'hamorros troop s:a:e that the in-
lurgeats Lue loft many tut,n sIdcs j
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline.
Showers tonight or Friday. Not
much change In temperature.
Highest temperature yesterday, 87,
lowest last night, 63, temperature at
7 a. m, 7.
Wind velocity at 7 a. re, two miles
Precipitation In the last 24 hours,
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 51, at
7 a. m, 76.
Stage of water, 3 4. with a fall of .1
of a foot In the last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Pun sets 6:58, rises 5:11. Evening
stars: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter.
Mining star: Saturn.
the fighting began. The casualties 01
t lie ft 1 ' ' i.ujcui diuc aiou o -J ' j .
sufficiently strong to permit him o
take the initiative. Government offi
cials and many citizens openly ex
press the hope for active American
President Diaz seems t6 have a force
large enough to repulse the attacks
of the insurgents, but has not an army
DARROW IN PLEA
IN OWN DEFENSE
Accused Attorney Denounces
Men He Charged Plotted
to Ruin Him.
Marrow pleaded yesterday for his own
i i ... 1 in '
'Chicago lawyer poured torrents of .
wrath and denunciation upon those
wrath and denunciation upon those
whom he declared hail plotted to de- grand Jury.
stroy him. i iiavk viftii.AXfK committee. .
From an arraignment of his enemies. ; The resolute determination of the
Mr. Darrow went briefly into hlH-tanTfizens of Npw TcifTt to rid their po
reer as a friend of the working class, i lice force of its system of graft and
and thence Into an analysis of the evi- ! blackmail was given forcible expres
dence produced against htm to prove 1 sion last night at a mass meeting
the charge that he had bribed George b eld at Cooper I'nion when they ap
N. Lockwood, a prospective juror in pointed a vigilance committee of prom
the McNamara case. inent women and men to see that the
The unique spectacle of the accused public officers now engaged in expos
attorney pleading for himself attract- Ing "the treasonable alliance of the
ed hundreds to the court room and police with organized crime" do their
during the noon recess the bailiffs , full duty. The committee was em
were forced to ask the sheriff for as-, powered to collect funds and employ
slstance. There was a mad rush for counsel in the prosecution of the fight
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i n onl Tne QCK,r8 were Penea
Imn and women alik" were rough-;
ly bandIe1 h-v ,ne oncers in an effort
i pp-trrK oraer. ; me nero 01 tne nour, ana received
Darrow declared he was not being a tremendous ovation when he rose
prosecuted for bribery, but because he to speak. When Mr. Whitman finally
had led. In the battle for organized began his speech he was frequently
labor. Interrupted by spontaneous cries of
"I have committed one crime," he approval which had not been given to
said, "which Is like the crime against ' the other speakers until they had fin
the Holy Ghoet. which cannot be for- ished their addresses,
given. I have stood for the weak and I "I want to say just this," said Mr.
the poor. I have stood for the men Whitman "with regard to the matter
who toll. And therefore I have stood ' which I know Is near your hearts, as
against them. Now is their chance." ! It is near mine, with regard to a
The enemies of labor, he charged. rime that has shocked this city and
had loug sought to get him out of the 1 shocked this nation, perhaps as few
way. crimes have in the history of the city,
"They would stop my voice, which I r ln history of the nation. The
from the time I was a babe my father I killing of Herman Rosenthal was a
and mother taught me never to raise
except for justice aud freedom and in
the cause of the weak and the poor.
They would stop it with the peniten
tiary. "Oh, you wild. Insane members of
the steel trust and erectors' associa
tion. Oh. you mad hounds of rtnr.
ue, w no are wining to do your mas-lor wno may 19 district attorney;
ter's will. Oh, you district attorneys. I men who mav r tra' not have been
Yon know not what yoit do. It me ' accomplices. It Is a question of wheth
say that if you can succeed in placing ' Pr ft is possible for four hired murd
me behind prison walls within thejenar8 lo wrnmit an atrocious crime in
gray, dim walls of San Quentln there !,he heart of this city and get liesurely
will breed a silence more ominous and away- '"nfortunately. these are the
eloquent than any word that my poor ! condi'ics. As I said before, that is
lips could ever frame. i 'he challenge to the civilized nation
"And do you think that you could i of ,he 20,n cen,urv tr the city of New
destroy the hopes of the poor and op- York' an(J 1 PP'eciate tonight, ladie
pressed if you did? Don't you know an(i Sen"rnf,n. that you have accepr
that upon my persecution and destruc-' td ,he challenge, as I knew you would,
tlon ther would arise 19,000 men abler ' "And ,De police of the city, ani
than I have been, willing to sacrifice ,n! Plioe department of the city anl
more tbttn 1 have sacrificed in a right-
eous caus, and those men would car -
ry this banner to the end?"
Darrow will conclude his argument
today. District Attorney Fredericks
will then make the final argument. 'hoever b m7 b- 'h" n the city
The prosecutor expects to consume!0' ?ew Vork- wl,h Impunity, set
the remainder of the day and all ct
arrow. in resuming his argument
th. iiir t.. 1 , . rsumeni
tne jury today, launched in an at-
k nnon ir.hr on . A
a upon John R. Harrincton fhat
taca upon John R. Harrington that
surpassed all hi previous denuncia
tory assaults. He declared Haxring-
tf.r'm sift in "mmin o .-..
him into a dictograph traj Z VheTiWAILSON IS TO HOLD SEAT
best of the National Erectors' associa
tion, was the most infamous thing in
the criminal annals of the world " Pic
turing Harrington as a man who hac
eaten at bis table and slept in his bed
while betraying him, he declared "so 1 committee, sustained the right of Wil
lccg he lives, the mark of Infamy wii' jli?m Wailson (republican) Chicago, to
be upon Harrington s trow and wiK i tetain his scat as representative from
evtn pass to his descendants
HELD IN JAIL
Webber and Vallon War
ned Not to Expose
WILL LET BECKER SINK
Grand Jury Fails to Return Ex
pected Indictment in Ros
New York. Aug. 15. Threatened
with death if they revealed informa
tion regarding three men "higher up"
in the gambling graft scandal, "Brid
gie" Webber and Harry Vallon may
prove recalcitrant witnesses. Webber
ar.d Vallon have been "reached" and
told, according to Vallon's counsel, to
"throw Police Lieutenant Becker to
the wolves," but to shield the names
of three men now regarded by the
state's attorney as directors of the
graft system. In the confession of
"Paid Jack" Rose as prepared by the
gambler for District Attorney Whit
man and printed today, Rose declares
Becker had decided to kill Rosenthal
himself if others had not done the
work. The state's attorney learned
they had a "practu ally complete case
against all defendants before the
WHITMW c;ivk OVATIOV.
District Attorney Whitman was
murder, of course, an awful murder,
but It was more than that. In the
light of all circumstances connected
with it, it was a challenge to our very
rmi i.F.x.E to SATinv.
"It is not a question of who or what
Rosenthal was, or who may be mayor
the district attorney's office of the
; y' courts of New Voik
'are 6oin to unite on this proposition
' amonstrate to the people of the
world that the man does
aenance- he majesty, dignify, aud
1 the sovereignty of the law."
1 V pr,np8' ArK"
( Schepps, wanted as a
.' ,v r .v V
'cess In the Rosenthal
1 .-.. . ....
Ark., Aug 15 Sim
a material 1 it-
case, left for
New York city this morning in charge
o' Assistant District Attorney Rubin.
Hcuss Approves Report of the Elec
Washington, Aug. 15. The house to-
j ay. adopting a report of the elections
jthc Third liinois district.
JUDICIAL BILL IS
GIVEN VETO ALSO
Taft Refuses Approval Because
of Amendments Sure to
Washington, Aug. 15. President
Taft returned to the house with a veto
message the legislative executive judi
cial appropriation bill because of
amendments to abolish the commerce
"Coiirf'and limit the" tenure of office of
civil service employes to seven years.
The.. veto is sure to extend the ses
sion of congress. Some leaders propos
ed a plan of passing a resolution to ex-
! tend all of last year's appropriations to
' Dec. 2 and adjourn congress without
! passing the bill. Taft's message was
strong in its condemnation of the way
congress had attached special legisla
tion to an annual appropriation bill.
The president defended the commerce
On motion of Johnson of South Car
olina the house took up the bill to pass
it over the veto. A two hours' debate
TO GIVE RECORDS
House Gets' Documents in Re
gard to Proposed Ray
Washington, Aug. 15. The war de
partment and the White house last
night made public the correspondence
relating to the proposed appointment
of Major Ray to be deputy paymaster
general with the rank of lieutenant
This action was taken after Secre
tary of War Stimson clashed with the
house committee investigating the
matter. During the dispute Represen
tative Bulkley of Ohio announced he
would look for some precedent to ac
cuse the secretary of contempt of con
gress. Secretary Stimson denied the right
of congress to try to get through him
letters and papers of a personal na
ture. He resisted the effort of mem
l.ers to pin him down to admission
that he or some one in his department
had "held back" from congress the
papers in the Ray case.
"Did it occur to you that the reso-
i lution of congress was addressed to
the secretary of war not to Henry L.
Stimson?" asked Mr. Stimson. "Do
you not see there is a difference?"
"I would like to correct your, view
of what this committee is trying to
do," suggested Representative Bulk
ley. "This committee Is not trying
charges against Major Ray. He is but
an incident. It is the department we
are investigating: not the conduct of
one of its officers."
I Representative Martin said the 1m
' portant thing to learn was whether
j the conduct of the war department
was guided by a "hint" from some
body outside the department.
The correspondence, as finally turn
ed in, showed that in a letter to the
president under date of April 12, 1912,
Secretary Stimson submitted Ray's
name for appointment "under the rule
of seniority." established by congress.
The president's reply recommended
that Major Ray's promotion be with-
fatld pending the conclusion of the in -
; vesication by the house committee'
OVER THE MOON
United States Takes Hand
in Behalf of Boxer
BLUNDER BY BELGIUM?
American Detained in London
cn Charge of Theft of
Jewels at Ostend.
London, Aug. 15. It is thought in
some quarters that the United States
may intervene In the case of "Kid"
McCoy, the American boxer, arrested
July 20 on a provisional extradition
wairant cnanging larceny alleged to Slllts of a tw(, day8- conference at Oys
have been committed at Ostend, but j t(.r j,ay f)f H0!)SeVelt, Dixon and Per
who was later released on bail. Shel- j kins isi the probable selection of Miss
don Crossby, third secretary of the, Iam, Addams as a member of the ex
I'nited States embassy, was present I (.(.utiv), committee of nine of which
in police court today when McCoy was , perkins is chairman. Miss Addams
again brought up. The magistrate ie-w iu ,ak(! charge of the women's move
manded McCoy another week at theiment of the progressive party In the
requestor me attorney or me Belgian
legation, who declared he was unable
to proceed until additional papers
came from Ostend.
EMBASSY CiETTINf; FACTS.
Secretary PhlllippB of the United
States embassy Is making an inquiry
! for facts in the case in behalf of the j pointed assistant treasurer of the com
I embassy. Friends of McCoy. assert that j mittce.
the Belgian authorities, finding them-!
jsclves involved In an inexcusable JO ASK G. W. PERKINS TO
blunder, are endeavoring to negotiate I Tr-. . nT. Ul
an unconditional release for McCoy. I TELL OF HIS DONATIONS
Detectives working on the case declare I Washington, Aug. 15. The senate
openly there is no evidence against committee investigating campaign ex-
the boxer. jpenditures will request George W. Per-
(kins of New York, to testify as to his
TT . ' , "" contributions to the presidential funds
te.dlture,,atLe'ar,,ePartmentior 1&4 and 1908. Whether Perkins
-it v,' ... ..., De called to Washington irnme-
If, however, they take no action nr'lti,,iv aa .v.., ... ...
maUo Tl f rrrt ,K ... . I
w urui i, ji iwi c uir; riiii wi villa
session. I will send in Major Ray's
name for promotion a few days be
fore adjournment in order that I may
make the temporary appointment oj
Major Ray by vacation appointment."
MORE TROOPS ORDERED
TO REPORT AT FT. BLISS
San Antonio, Aug. 15. The third 1
squadron of the United States cavalry !
has been ordered by Colonel Steeverj
j to report immediately at Fort Bliss.
This will make eight troops of the j
I Third cavalry on duty at Fort Bliss.
'fatnr Rife rnmrr,anHin trrrrs r.r.r.rx.
j ... , t j '
6lte Palomas, Mexico, has asked for
troops, fearing an attack.
Curenavaca. Mexico, Aug. 15.
! Twenty-seven partisans of Zapat were
; killed yesterday In a fight with fei
i erais at Treinta.
! Maneuvers End.
! Sparta. Wi.s., Aug. 15 Today saw
.the breaking up of the big maneuver
iat Camp McCoy. The 6th cavalrv re-
! turned hom eoverland. as it came. It
left for Das Moines today.
PROVE MURDER IN
Colombian Government to Be
Allowed Opportunity to Pun
Bogota, Colombia, Aug. 15. Investi
gation of the death of I'nited States
Vice Consul McMaBter at Cartagena
proved without doubt he was mur
dered, , --
Washington, Aug. 15. American
Consul Kemper at Cartagena reported
that evidence so far gathered bears
out the charge that Vice Consul Mc
MaBter was murdered. The Colombi
an government will have an opportuni
ty to punish the assassins before any
action is taken by the United States.
Seagirt, Aug. 15. The tariff issues,
higher cost of living and the agricul
tural development of the country were
topics Governor Wilson planned to dis
cuss this afternoon at Washington
Park, 1.2 miles below Philadelphia, on
the Jersey side of the Delaware river.
He will speak extemporaneously.
New York, Aug. 15. One of the re-
country, with headnuarters here.
Chicago, Aug. 15. Chairman Hilles
of the republican national committee
started for New York today. Hilles
paid he expected Chicago to be the
chief headquarters of the committee
Walter H. Wilson of Chicago was ap-
;!""" V1J " HI'S pilUS lor in
adjournment of congress.
SEE PLOT TO OVERTHROW
Hong Kong, Aug. 15. A great sen
sation was caused in Chinese circles
here by the discovery of a revolution
xi3 conspiracy to overthrow the Chi
nese government. The manager of a
becret society of revolutionaries was
i Mrs. Bernstein Testifies.
I Chicago, Aug.- 15. Mrs. Florence
Bernstein, 22. on trial on a charge of
killing her husband, was ready to go
on the witness stand in her own de
fense. "Furore transitoria" will be
;ner pba. Her testimony promised to
Woman Held for a Murder.
Nashville, Term., Aug. 15. Mrs
Alva Cave, a widow, aged 30, wel
rnow n in southern cities, was murder
t1 last nieht. and Mrs. J. G Jone ?4
i.; in iail ar ucH r.f th tniin. v,ii.
Is said to hve l.een imr,r.ii.H
Senator Pomerene Gets
Calendar Place for His
Wickersham Directed to Pro
ceed Against Oil and To
Washington. Aue. 15. Senator
Pomerene's resolution. directing
the attorney general to bring
criminal proceedings against the offi
cers of the Standard Oil and Ameri
can Tobacco companies was forced
to a place on the calendar today after
a short filibuster and a sharp fight dur
ing which Pomerene declared Wicker
sham "had failed to do his duty."
"If the laws were enforced as (hey
ought to have been, we would not have
the trust question today," said the sen
ator. 0 SI KIR I.EGMI.ATIOV
There will be no sugar legislation at
this session owing to a disagreement
of the house and senate on the sugar
tariff bills. This was outlined in a
conference report presented to the sen
The senate agreed to take up to-
ui'nun me vtorss resolution for a
constitutional amendment providing a
single six-year term for the nreaident
and vice president.
B(OX (OMlVtES ATTACK.
Senator Bacon today continued his
attack upon the use of the American
army and navy for intervention ln
disordered countries, and offered a
bill to restrict the use of those forces
by the executive branch of the govern
ment. The measure would make It
impossible for the president to order
troops into a foreign country when
congress Is in session without authorl
zation of congress.
PAY CLAIMS SATIHDAY.
Tensions of thousands of veterans
held up by a disagreement of the
house and senate over the $160,000,000
Lill may be paid Saturday. The house
today agreed to the senate's demand
to abolish 18 outlying pension agen
cies and passed the bill, with minor
amendments, which will be adjusted
today. Taft Is expected to sign the
Officials estimate every pensioner
ought to have a check by next Tuesday
at the latest.
I'KNHOIK BLOCKS ACTIO.
An objection of Senator Penronn
prevented an agreement to act on a
measure restricting campaign contri
butions from corporations. The .on.
ate passed the house resolution after
an investigation of the patent office.
The house passed an emergency
resolution extending last year's ap
propriations for the conduct of the
government to Sept. 13. This will en
able the government to r.av th arm
and navy and other establishments
long without money. The house ex
pected today to agree to the senate's
amendments to the pension bill and
relieve the situation among the veter
ans. .KW COMMISSION 0 I.AUOK.
A bill creating a commission on in
dustrial relations to Investigate labor
conditions, and the relations of em
ployer and employes passed the sen
ate. It has passed the house. The
president is to appoint its nine mem
bers. NASHVILLE TO BE HOST
TO THE TYPOS NEXT YEAR
Cleveland. Ohio. An l.". VaUv.i.iii
ITenn., was chosen for the li13 con
tention of the International Typo-
Kiapnicai union, a resolution to es
tablish an employment bureau was
carried. A thousand telegrams were
sent from the convention to senators
and congressmen protesting against
proposed increase of postal rates on
second class matter.
30,000 FANS AT GAME
Series Between Cubs and Giants
Opens Today at Chicago.
Chicago. 111., Aug. 15. It Is expect
ed 30,00( "fans" will witness the con-
j test between the New York and Chi
cago Nationals today at the West Side
; grounds. The day is bright and clear,
i More than usual interest is attached
to the series because of the Chicago
; team's great showing in its eastern
i invasion, when It won IS out of 18
1 games and cut New York'a lead down
to six games. Second Baseman Evers
will be replaced by Jerry Downs, once
of Detroit. Marquard was scheduled
to pitch for New York and Richie or
Lavender for Chicago.
Big Battle Near.
I Stratford, Conn., Aug. 15. The
j "Red" and "Blue" armies today began
preparations for a big battle to decide
Jibe "fate" of New York city.