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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, ff
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 260.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1912. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Injury Received in Califor
nia May ba Fatal to
NOTED ACTOR MA Y
BE FATALLY HURT
MOVIES IN A
Government Charges That
Film Business Has Been
UP IN SMOKE
HIS SPINE IS AFFECTED
Breakers Drive Boat Ashore
and Pitch Him Against
Los Angelas, Aug. 16. The condition ,
of Nat Goodwin, the actor, who was In- :
Jured yesterday, is reported serious
Paralysis of the lower Hmba develop- ;
ed, indicating Injury to the spine, ac- j
cording to Lr. Oecar Anderson. The '
muscles of the left aide also are af
fected. The physician would not say j
his condition at this time was likely to i
result fatally, but admitted a con a ui la- j
tlon cf sirrgeonft had been called. It j
was learned that the young woman ;
who accompanied Goodwin and Cap- !
tain Hyder of the launch Nora, was
Miss Marjorle Moreland. leading lady
in trooowin a last company. She was
Mr. Goodwin and the young woman
engaged the launch to make a trip up
the toast yesterday with a view of lo
cating land yblch he said he wished
to buy aud convert into a summer re
sort. TIIIB TO TAKK OTK AMIOKK.
The woman had a iiote which she
told Captain Hyder a for an Indian
who lived n;ir Huenerne. When a
fpot 12 miles south oT that place had
been reached the espied an Indian's
but and demanded that Captain Hy
der fake her note ashore ar.d give it
to the Indian.
Hyder refused because of the strotg
tide and rough breakers, but Mr.
Ooodwm. taking off his coat and vest,
heiied the note and jumped into a
An the bat reached the breakers
1 r,e it was overturned. Goodwin was
thrown upon shore and stunned. With
the next roll of breakers the boat
was thrown on him.
!n Retting Good-
wln Into the launch and hurried to
Sunt a Monica, where the actor was
placed In a hospital.
BKFORE Tllr I'l HI. If 40 l:u.
Nathaniel Carl Goodwin has made
fun for t heui re goers for nenrlv 40
years Of recent years bis matrlmon-1
lal troubles have attracted more at-: Chicago, Aug. 16. Medill McCor
tentlon than Lis histrionic abilities, for mick, returning from New York today,
he has been married four times and declared Kous. veit would carry New
has been in the divorce courts nearly Yoik because ct a feeling among up
as often, j state democra'.s against the men ac
Mr. Goodwin was born in Boston lntive in Wilson's beualf and antipathy
1K57. While a student at the Little f upstate repuhiicaus against Taft.
Blue academy in Farmington, Me., he "I was ama.ed at the situation I dis
va no td for his ability. He was I covered .11 the state of New York,"
graduated from college In 1873 and ( ormick. "I am convinced
bec ame a clerk in a dry goods store, ji;,,, . Wjn carry the state by a
H was a clerk only a few months, j hand.-.. i..e margin. Taft will not carry
however, for his great ambition from a bUie New Kngland state There
the time he realized that he had abll-1 , an jI18IBtPnt request for Hoosevelt
tor 1 nrougnout nis college ana
clerkship days he studied Shakes
peare and took lessons In dramatic
FAINTS AT r!RT PKHFORMAIfK.
After working in Niblo's garden In
New York and Liter In the Boston
Viioenm as a general utility man, he
trade his "fraf legitimate appvirance"
at the Providence opera house and
fain!id for the first and last time In
v. 7 . V . Z , statement Issued last night by Chair-1
Hs me. He was cast for the part oflmaa Car, of 8give j
P,MoTHTmnellT.!18 "M committee and J. L. Ste-
miMti.til Tn Mottle. hen nls cue 1 . ....
csme he rushed on the stage.
his arm and opened his lips to speak,
but no sound came from them.
-was so oirrnTiiB uii nso
that he dropped on the ttaite uncon-
That experience for a time banished
- 1. 1. .
ftil nis tnougnis 01 a siago ci rci auu
he returned to work as a clerk In a
shoe store. He resumed giving his
mimicry at private and public enter
tainments At one of those enterUln
rcent Stuart Robeon happened to se
t'.m and was struck with his ability.
riK.fv a;aii at a weka.
Robeon was about to star In "Law
In New York" and prevailed on John
P. S'et.on to engage Mr. Goodwin to
appear as a shoeblack and give his
imitations of well known actors at a
n:ary or a week
Mr Godwin proved successful
ths that Joseph Bradford wrote a
-ten tor him. inn was reaiiy ; trdav in an address at a crurch pic
leglnn'.r.c of Ms stage career. His cic
rise wtt. rapi'. aft.r that and soon he, i;0.iai;gm sna anarchy are ram
was takfr.g the leading rart in sv.o ; ranl ,hrc,u(n tce United States." he
ressf-il plays. : taid. "Theodore Rootevelt is to blame
In he played Marr Antony In
. ...... b.coi. nii'i ..i i k"
duied Henry Guy CarMon's "A Glided
In lS'i he produced In Portland,
Ore.. fT the first Uie. "The Norn-1 his second year in off.ee. Since then
lr.ee." In which he created one of the; they have grown. They long since
mci-t si-ccessfjl characters In his ca-jtave become a menace."
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
i Showers and warmer tonight and
j Highest temperature yesterday, 80,
lowest last night, CO, temperature at
7 a. m., 61.
Wind velocity at 7 a.
per hour. ' ernment for the dissolution of the mo-
Precipitation in the last 24 hours, 'tion Picture Paten company and the
none. i General Film company, the so-called
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 71, at; "moving picture trust."
7 a. m , 63. ! Ten prominent picture film concerns
Stage of water. 3 3, with a fall of .1
of a foot In the last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Bun sets :5fi. rises 5:12. Evening
starn: Mercury. Venus. Mars, Jupiter.
Morning star: Saturn.
reer. In 12 years he had created 31
I II 1.1 RF.tOHn IN" MATRIMONY.
i Mr. Goodwin married in 1S77 his first
i wife, Eliza Weatherby. a comedy act- !
j ress, who died in 1SS7. He has said
1 she was the only woman who married
him for love, asserting the others
sought only money ai d social position. ;
His becond wife was Nell A. Baker '
Pease, whom he married in 1VS. He
married Maxine Kiliot? in Isf'H. His
last wife was Edna Goodrich, whom he
married in 1'ji'S, and w ho divorced him j
more than a year ago. I
New York, Aug. 16. The progreB- wamils of iefeuats.
sive party campaign opened today The following corporations and lndi
with the departure of Roosevelt for viduals, who are officers or directors
Providence, where he will tpeak to- are named defendants with the Motion
Washington, Aug. 16.- Clone
eration between the democratic na
tioiial and cour-.fSional ommitteea
and a merger of tin ir fuueis has been
agreed upon by the democratic Held
fienerals i:i the coming campaign. Chi
cago will be the western headquarters
for the roi.g regional committee with
Representative Llo: d of Missouri in
westwn cities and towns of
tomparaiively small population guar
anteeing crowds of twenty to fifty
thousand if the colonel will speak."
Dos Moines. Aug 16 A third party
Hate ticket may be placed in the field
In Iowa if repuMican nominees for
state offices do not openly declare
themselves as favoring the elm-lion of
Thuodore Roosevelt, according to a
g demitnd norninw8 pub
1 1 1 , . . u a u n u v - u . i . 1 1 1 w a i 7
, Grand ForRs
Aug. 16. Emil Seldel.
candidate for vice president on the
socialist ticket, bitterly arraigned
Colonel Roosevelt In an address here
last night. He said that the attacks
on socialism written by Colonel
Roosevelt are nothing more than
"Roosevelt humbug" and Roosevelt
himself merely a nature faker. Mr.
Eetdel denounced both the democratic
and republican partlea, declaring
! (ht,re W&B no difference la them so far
j tn common people are concerned.
Chicago. Aug. 16. Colonel Roose- !
, Tl.u ,ag ,CCUsed of being a socialist j
Br(J anaTchlst Djr William Lorimer yes-
j fnr )f He hft8 preached socialism
ana anarcnj iroai one t-i.u oi ine coun-
' try to the other. His teachings have
not gone unheeded. His socialistic.
i tendencies were apparent as early as
Combination, it is Alleged, De
stroys Where Mandates are
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 16. A civil
I Stiff uraa fltk4 mA kir Via nnif.
are accused f combining to monop
olize the business, even to the extent
of increasing or decreasing the number
of motion picture theatres, in which
j they have no proprietory interest. The
government's petition iays that be
! tween 2.500,000 and S.OOO.OOO feet of
; pictures are printed each week by
manufacturers and distributed to
I thousands of exhibitors in the United
States. The government declares a
sum greatly in excess of $100,000,000
j ha been Invested in different branch
es of the business.
Ill VUIIKDS OF Sl lTS.
The defendants control, it is added,
from 70 to M per cent of the film bus
iness, furnishing approximately 7,000
exhibitors. Hundreds of suits have
been brought, it is alleged, "to harass
and oppress all persons engaged in
the motion picture business who have
not obeyed its mandates."
rOMPKJ ITIO.X STIFLED.
The government charges oppressive
conditions are arbitrarily imposed on
the mar.ufuctti:e and leasing of films
and machines, depriving the public of
advantages of competition, especially
competition in. foreign Elms.
Picture Patents company, the General
, L-ll ..
..u, omyaiij anu me Olograph com-
Thomas A. Edison. (Inc.)
Kssanay Film .Manufacturing
The Kalem company, (Inc.)
! Lubin Manufacturing company.
Melles Manufacturing company.
! Pat he Freres.
! Selig Polyscope company.
1 The Vitagraph companv of Amer
ica. Arraat Moving Picture company.
Frank I.. Hyer.
, Henry N". Marvl:!.
; J J. Keniic.-y .
j William 1 1 !. r.
i Samuel I.-ii g.
I J. A. Uerst.
I Siegmund Lubin.
i Albert K. Smith,
j George K. Spoor.
1 W. N. Selig.
AX IMPOKTAM HO E.
Washington, Aug. 16. The moving
picture suit Is regarded by the depart
ment of Justice as one of Its most im -
portant moveB under the Sherman
law, as It squarely asks for a judicial
determination of the relation of that
statute to patent laws. The suit is
tp test the right of corporations or
individuals to join their respective pat
ent monopolies into one big monopoly
COMMITTEE OF CITIZENS
j Juarez. Aug. 16.-General Grozco
evacuated Juarez todav. leavine be-
hind a small guard to preserve order
until the arrival of federal troops.
'Guards looted the custom house, but
secured no money. The American ani j
German consuls have organized a
lzens committee to protect the city.
Saloons and stores are closed. Unit
ed States patrols stopped tratfic from
the American side.
Washington. Aug. 16. Robelo
Mexican revolutionary officer, want
ed by the United States for violating
the neutrality laws, was arrested at
??Cf) HATl PHlPAfin PIRP
;CU,VAAJ UniOMUU Tint
! tievaior ana mm or j. j. oaaenocn
i Company Destroyed.
! Chicago, Aug. 16 Fire destroyed
the elevator and mill of the J. J. Bad -
enoch company. The loss is $250.0j0.
Se.-eral small dwellings irni'ed by
wind-driven brands were destroyed.
j pfl NSYLVAN I A HEADS
RETAIL DRUGGIST BODY
Milwaukee. Wis., Aug. 16 The Na
tional Association of Retail Dr
giats elected Henry W. Morritt
riaine. Pa, president, and Thomas H.
Fotts of Chicago, secretary.
B0G6ES GIVES UP
HIS WIFE AS DEAD
Physician Leaves Kansas City
After Vain Search Along
Chicago, Aug. 16. After another
fruitless search for his missing wife,
tendent of the Uu. fed States marine
tevrenY; Of the Unitd States. marint
hospital, arrived in Chicago today,
practically certain he wifi never see
Mrs. Bogges alive again. V.
Dr. Bogges left Kansas City last
night for Chicago after a vsin trip to
Richmond, Kan., where he had gone to
investigate n rennrf that a wnmnn
! answering the description of bis ruiss-
,ing wife had been seen. Before this
! he had visited half a dozen towns
along the Mississippi where Mrs. Bog-
I ges was supposed to have been seen
j on Aug. 4 or 5. At none of these
places could he learn ai.ything definite,
end after reaching Kansas City he de
cided to return to Chicago.
Here he will consult with friends and
then go to Columbus. Ohio, where T.
J. Keating, the father of Mrs. Hegges,
now is. From a telegram received
i from Dr. Bogges at Kansas City he
has practically given up hope that any
of the clews which led to the belief
that his wife would be foimd along the
Mississippi towns could be followed
j Before leaving Chicago for St. Louis,
where the police had clothes taken
I from a boat found S5 miles from that
. v. ' w Ta v. .
'that he would ever see his wife alive!
again. One faint hope remained, how -
:Pvpr nH thia . Miow w th I Place- James O'Neil, rescued from a
; per- and this was followed by ther '
surgeon in St. Louis and nearby towns.
t...t d,,o.. n .-ithnt 1.
i;i)airu i; uncut. 1 csun,
It was said at the United states
marine hospital last night that Dr.
Bogges had decided not to follow the
trail along tht Mississippi any longer,
but would allow the police ani private
; detectives to continue the search.
Ralph Lushbaugh Accused of
Swinging Soap-Laden Sock
at Elgin Institution.
Elgin. 111.. Aug. 16. Charging as
sault and battery on three patients at
a; the state hospital here Ralph Lush-
baugh, an attendant, was arrested to
day. It Is alleged he put a cake of
soap in the toe of a sock and swung
ii at the victims. Each suffered con
tusions on the head and face.
6 ALIENISTS WATCHING
I .. DCDMCTCIl rrprirw
! MRS. BERNSTEIN TESTIFY
Chicago, Aug. 18. Mrs. Florence
1 Bernstein, on trial charged with the
I n-'""der of her husband, prepared to
! resume the stand in her own defense
'today. Six alienists, on duty, watch
jter every motion and expression pre-; decision fight between Wolgast and,,,, yard whpn the dotor went in said the man Jumped aboard on the
; paratory to being called to testify , McFarland before the Madison Square . the house. On con.ing out a few min- wrong side cf the car to avoid paying
! whether she has been or is still a vie- Athletic club. New- York, on Sept. 27. ,(s later ne fouIld that the animal-hiB fare. "That is true." said one of
jiim of "furore transitoria." ; The terms provide that Wolgast's . Yti disappeared. He stated today that Rimoli's friends. "He put every cent
Mrs. Bernstein dramatically told of j share of the purse will be $15,000. Mc- ( he would pay a good sum to appre- he possessed into the collection plate
ents leading up to the shooting of ; Farland is to get 17',-j per cent cf the J tend the culprits or In some way re at the feast." The conductor, himself
er husband while he lay at her side. ! receipts. Wolgast consented to allow 'cover the deg, which 13 a valuable a devout Italian, then suggested that
She told how her husbank struck her i McFarland to weigh '.n at 1C5 pounisier.e. T'.:e canine wore a collar bear- all kneel and pray for the soul of Rl
a blow as she lay In bed. After that at 3 o'clock In the afternoon. 'ing the doctor's name. jinoli.
her memory became a blank. She tes
tified that when she awoke the fol
lowing morning she found her husband
in the bathroom with a towel over his
NEGRESS DIES IN
Virginia Christian, 17, Put to
Death for Murder of Her
Richmond, Va., Aug. 16. Virginia
Christian, aged 17, a uegress and the
first woman to be put to death in the
electric chair in Virginia, was execut-
Govornor Mann refused to
yield to entreaties for clemency by
reveral Chicago people. Virginia was
convicted of the deliberate and atro-1
ciously cruel murder and robbery of
her employer, Mrs. Ida Virginia Belote,
' at Hampton, Va
at Hampton, Va., March 18. 1912.
20 TRAMPS DEAD
IN CHICAGO FIRE
Victims Trapped in Old "Pan
orama" Euilding, De
Chicago, Aug. 16. Fifteen or twen
ty tramps are said to have been burn
ed to death this afternoon in a fire
which destroyed the old
! "auaen avenue auu nuuoaru
L ..II JI T1 J I T . - L I -
window, severely burned, Baid 20 com
1 , . 1 j
panions were asieep in a ciosea 1011
j ln'ne, building,
' Early s(arch failed 10 dl8close any
I 360 AMERICAN MARINES
ARE ORDERED TO MANAGUA
Washington, Aug. 16. Three hun
dred sixty marines landed by the col-
lier Justin at Corinto have been sent
Managua, Aug. 16. Bombardment
of the city ceased yesterday morning.
The revolutionaries are retreating to
CHICAGO BASEBALL MAD
OVER DEFEAT OF GIANTS
Chicago, Aug. 16. The victory for
Chicago over the New York Giants
vesterdav set Chicago baseball mad
The Giants lead now by only five
tames. Word came from the camrs
today that Lavender, for Chicago, j
would oppose Mathew son, for New j
York, In the box.
PACKEY AND AD
Chamcion Liahtweight In For
With Stock Yards Boy.
Cadillac. Mich. Aug. 1C After
months of dispute Ad Woleast, cham
pion lightweight pugll st, and a repre-
sentatlve or I'acKey Mci-anana lan
nignt signed anicies ior a m-rouna no'M,ror( , ..... k ,h , , th
Harry Horowitz and Louis Ros
enzweig Wanted in the
New York, Aug. 16. Reward of $5,
000 is offered by District Attorney
Whitman for the capture of Harry
Horowlta, known as "Gyp, the Blood,"
and Louis Kcsenzweig, alias "Lefty
Louie" wanted In the Rosenthal case.
In what purports to be a letter to
his brother Robert, Sam Schepps is
quoted today as saying he will "tell
everything" when he reaches New
Albany, Aug. 16. At the request of
i)i8,rict Attorney Whitman of New
York. Governor Dix today designated
Justice Goff to preside at the extraor
dinary term of the supreme court of
New York Sept. 3, "for a speedy and
vigorous prosecution of Indictments
w hich may be found" as a result of the
MIDDLET0N IS WINNER IN
THE GOLF SEMI-FINALS
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 16. Play
ing whirlwind golf, equaling the course
record of 70 made by himself In the
Western two years ago, Harry G.
Lcgg, three times champion of the
Trans-Mississippi, was eight up on W.
T. Chambers of Omaha at the end of
the morning round in the semi-finals.
At the turn In a see-saw match be
tween n W Pavnn rvf Bt T.i.iu nrwl
j w a Middleton of Davenport. Iowa.
in the semi-finals, Middleton was 2 up.
Directors of the association elected
were: F. B. Boyd of St. Louis. F. L.
Woodward of Denver, J. W. Hughes of
Omaha, J. D. Cady of Rock Island
George Frederickson of Oklahoma
City, A. W. Warren of St. Joseph, R.
W Hodge of Kansas City, E. H
Spargue of Omaha, F. P. Carr of Des
Moines, J. R. Lenlst of Denver and
Wendell Hertlg of Minneapolis.
The association also formally Invit
ed the two club of Winnipeg, Man., to
join the association.
BARRY IS SUCCESSOR TO
LATE GENERAL F. D.GRANT
Washington, Aug. 16. Major Gen
eral Thomas H. Barry, superintendent
o the military academy at West Point,
has been assigned to command of the
eastern division with headquarters at
New York, succeeding the late Major
General Frederick D. Grant. Colonel
C P. Townsley, in command of the
artillery district, sue-
j 1 ortland. .Me
i rf','(ls Barry.
Briiradler General T.is-'
ker II Bliss, acting since Grant's j
death ns commander-in-chief of the i
eastern division, returns to his duties'
j s commander of the department of j Xew York. Aug. 16. Twelve hun
SIGN i ,b eaKt drc-d Italians who left on several
VALUABLE DOG IS STOLEN
FROM DR. J. B. LACHNER upper Bronx, knelt in the street at 1
Dr. J B. Laohner is mourning the.'clw;k this morning around the body
Iofp of a pet Boston bulldog which Prank Ri.noii, one of their leaders,
was stolen from his re sidence on Sixth decapitated u:dr a car. Rimoll
w.h,h: t,n ahHiv
Chairman Brandage Fails
in Effort to Delay
48 TO 18 IS THE VOTE
Upper Branch Refuses to Pass
Steel Measure Over Presi
Washington, Aug. 16. An attempt
to prevent Panama canal legislation
at this session of congress was made
today by Senator Brandage when he
presented the conference report on the
bill. He urged that the report be re
jected and allowed to go over for the
session and that a committee of the
house and senate be appointed to
thresh out the problems involved.
"I believe the bill now is a viola
tion of treaty obligations to Great
Britain, aud I cannot vote for it," he
said. "I believe it would be a public
calamity to have this bill passed."
The conference report on the Pana
ma canal bill containing provisions
against "trust owned" ships and grant
ing free tolls to certain American ves
sels was adopted by the senate. 48 to
18, after a futile tight of Brandage,
chairman of the canal committee.
SKMTK M STAINS TAFT.
An attempt In the senate to pass
the steel revision bill over the presi
dent's veto led by Simmons, failed. 39
to 32. The house had passed It over
the president's disapproval.
The democrats received no support
from the progressive republicans.
Charges of loose and dangerous
practices of the state department's ex
penditure of Its secret emergency
fund were renewed In an Informal re
port today by Hamlin of Missouri,
chairman of the house committee.
which investigated what was termed
an "astounding condition of affairs In
the department." The Investigation
will continue next winter.
THYIMJ TO HOLD REPORT.
There Is threatened opposition to
keep the elections committee's recom
mendation to appropriate 135.000 to
ward Lorlmer's expenses from being
reported at this session.
The president expects to sign the
pension bill today.
LONE BANDIT GETS LOOT
Holds Up Express Messenger and Ri
fles Cheet Then Lock Him In.
Ashevllle, N. C, Aug. 1C. A loue
masked robber boarded passenger
train No. 13 on the Southern railroad
at 10:30 o'clock last night as It was
leaving BHtmore, three miles from
this city, and covering Express Mes
senger E. F. Carr with a revolver, se
cured a package containing $3,000 In
bills. The robber then bound Carr's
hands and locked him in the rilled ex
press chest. It Is supposed the robber
left the train as it slowed up for the
Ashevllle yards. When the train ar
rived here express employes found
Carr In the chtBt.
To Luther Burbank.
Washington, Aug. 16. The senate
yesterday passed a bill placing at. tbo
disposal of Luther Burbank 12 sec
tions of land In California, New Mex
ico, Arizona and Nevada for the
propagation of the spineless cacti.
The bill provides that if BurbinTt suc
ceeds In growing on this seml-arld
j land cacti aultable for animal food, for
a period of two years, the land shall
be sold him for the regular $150 an
acre government land price The bill
: already has passed the houee.
1,200 ITALIANS IN
PRAYER AT DEATH
One of Religious Feaat Cele-
brants Is Killed by a New
York Street Car.
was knocked off bv an "I." nillar. and
IeH undc.r the wheels. The conductor