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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 261.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Verdict is Reached at Los
Angeles in 34 Minutes.
COURT TO GO
i FREED BY A JURY
t'n .-v ,',- t. , - i
IS SENSATIONAL TRIAL
Defendant Makes Closing Plea,
in Which He Alleges
Los Angeles, Oal., Aug. 17. The
Jury In the case of Clarence S. Par
row, the Chicago attorney, charged
with Jury bribery, returned a verdict
of not guilty.
The case went to the Jury at 9:10
this morning, and the verdict was re- I
turned 34 minutes later. '
Tho court eliminated the first count ;
in ttie indictment that Marrow had
bribed George N. Mockwood, a Juror
in ttie cane of J. li. MeNainara. The
evidence, Judge Mutton instructed, did
not Justify a verdict of guilty on the
1 rst count.
A H Kt t OVUM. If K..
The second count charged Iarrow
wi'h attemtliiK corruptly to Influence
a in mi about to he drawn us a Juror.
The court also inwtrueted that a
verdict of Kuilty could not he found
on uncorroborated evidence of accom
plice, "an admihHion having been
mad to HcempliceH by the defendant
nhould not he regarded an corrotira
tlve Tebtlmony of a feipned accom
plice, however, does not require cor
roboration." Thin inM t uc ion applied
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f inly three ballots were taken. There
as a Kpontuneous ou'burst of au-
pl.iime when Foreman Villiams. in le
l jk'Iim' to the court's quiry, Hii'ecl the
vii! ct of not t'lilty Tliere una a
ri'i-li to the hide of Marrow. It was
st ipped by bailiffs, but was renewed
a few moments latr after the Judge'
thunked the discharnel Jury. Then!
ensued a remarkable scene. Marrow I
npptoHi lied the Jurors still In the box.j
to tlmnk them, and Jurors ''!! mu and
Mm. bar thtew their arms about him
and putted his back Other jurors
rlnHped the hands of the attorney. The
scene gradually resolved Itself into a
reception for Marrow and the jurors.
Friends of the defendant crowded up
to shake the hands of the Jurors while
thishligl'.tR of iiewnpHper photogra
phers boomed In every angle of the
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three bnllo's were taken in order, as
officials to congratulate Marrow. "Hun
dreds of thoiihauds of hallelujahs will
go up from us many throats when
they hear of this." said tha Judge, as
he grnt-ped '' hand of the lawyer.
Although the members of the Jury de
clared they we're always of one mind,:
three ballots were taken In order, as
one said, that no "undue haste" ,
might be shown. The first ballot wasj
eight to four for acquittal, tne seccna i
ten to two. una tne tuira unanimous
for "not guilty."
"In a statement Marrow said. I snail sprmgncui, jn., Aug. li ltic re
Kpend the rest of my life, as I have ' publican state central committee met
the past, in doing the best 1 can to
nrve the cause of the poor." It is
generally l.olleved Marrow will not he
tried on the second indictment charg
ing bribery of Juror Main.
Titiu. os is i:l:ks.
Jan. I: two Indictments were re
ported agiiinst Marrow for the alleged
Irlbery of Kobert Main, the first Juror
orn in the McNamara case, and
'..orge lukwood. and upon arraign
ment the lawyer entered pleas of not
;ullty The trial on the !ckwood in
l.ctment was begun May IS. Just 13
leeks ami two days elapsed until the
;afe went to the Jury, making the
ingest criminal trial In I Angeles
:outty Murlnn that time approxi
natelv two million words were tran
wribed v court reporters at a cost
to the county of $6.iK0. The
.-eel of the trUl was 30.000.
i'HD FOUGHT BATTLE OF
,"1 IRC ANn fi AN S lb UN
CbVago. Ati 17 Todays
fV.iu.'s g-B'.e gave promise or one 01
!h hard st fought in the present
rr i.'.al heru. Ever, the sus
n-ioml ha. man. was back on second
for ci.n.ig". d KU hie appeared to be
Manager Chance's cho.ee in tbe hurl
u:'vn Richie is now at h'.s
Sest M.l !. MP Was scheduled to
fling for New 'V.ork. Media w said
"ie.g wan working at his old
fstt As early as this morning
"fans" t'Hn moving toward the park.
Fmall l.o.vs wc'.l'.r.g soap Uixcs as seats
rt w a i i.g for tiie crowd. Showers
Me vry Fair Not Week.
Tie an.i.l tatr -f Henry cour.ty
pi.i ue li hi iti i azi.iT.c.ge uev e-n,
and will be the first fair of the sum
mer in this viiin'.tj. Wednesday and
Thursday will l.e the b.g davs IK
W. E Taylor of Mo'.me will deliver
r. address, a! tie fair Uar.g U;e week
la to.l luItUIS.
Clarence D arrow.
It TYl WatKf tl
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Showers tonight or Sunday. Not '
much change m temperature. I
HigheBt temperature yesterday 74.
Lowest labt night tO. Temperature at
7 a. in. ij'J.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m. eight miles
Precipitation in the last 24 hours,
Kelative humidity at 7 p. m. C7, at
7 a. in. '.'Z.
Stage of water, 3 4 with a rise of
.1 in the last 1:4 hours.
J. M. SHEKIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon t J ;i y to noon tomorrow.)
Sun set KM. rises ;?, Evening
itnri: Mercury. Venus. Mars. Jupiter.
Morning star: Saturn.
GROZIER IS HEAD
OF WAR COLLEGE
Chief of Ordnance Bureau
Named to Succeed Gen.
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Washington-, Aur. 17. 5rlgad"ietv !
General William Crozler, chief of the
ordnance bureau, has been selected to
succeed llrlg-tdier General .Mills as
president of the army war college in
this city. Mi! lb becomes clue! of the
division of iiniitm affairs, relieving
Frigadn-r Geneiai Kvans, assigned to
command the department of the gulf..
I.rigadier General yteever, temporary
ily in command of the department of
Texas, is made commander of that di
vision. DEWEY'S POST IS I
GIVEN TO BRADY
Republican Committeemen Are
to Fill Vacancies in the
today and selected i-tate Senator
Uradv of Chicago a member of the
stte committeo to till a vacancy caus
ed b) the resignation of t'hauncey
l.ewcv. The question of filling vacan
cis in the electoral ticket was lett
with the individual committeemen in
districts where vacancies have occur
red, ("overt of Chicago, Counselman
ot I'ekin, Chisholni of Hloomingtoii
and Thomas of Champaign have re
signed as republican electors The
selection of Roy West of Chicago as
chairman and C. J. lvle of Spring
f eld as secretary was ratified. The
placing of Io)le. on the state ticket
os candidate for secretary of stale
was also ratified.
Chicago, Aug. 17. Work at sneak
ers' btmau of progressive and repub
lican headquarters in Chicago started
tiV.ay with tentative list of "spell
binders" compiled by the managers
The Illinois slate progressive cam-
pu.gn was launched today with a meet-
ir of i6 members of the state central
Uw!CAR STRIKE IS UNSETTLED
Chicago Street Railway Men and Em
ployes Make No Settlement Yet.
Chicago. Aug. 17. The controversy
between the en.ploves of the two sur
face car and the elevated car lines
of Chicago and their en:ployerB over
wages and working conditions stiil Is
unsettled. It is reported (hat the com
panies have offered the men more
money, but just tow much more was
not stated. Further conferences w ill
! be held tomorrow.
; WHARF COLLAPSES I SH I P
SUNK; PASSENGERS SAVED
San Francisco. Cal, Aug. 17. The
Pacific mail lii.er Newport was sunk
at Balboa. PaLa:::a. this morning by
the collapse of a wharf to which
was ruwrej. Ail cn hoajj wvrv taved,.
Searching Inquiry by Su
preme Tribunal Ordered
in New York.
NEWS CAUSES A PANIC
: Leaders in the Underworld Re
ported to Be Scurrying
From the City.
New York, Aug. 17. A general
vestigation of. police graft in all
phases will be undertaken by an
traordinary session of the supreme
court presided over by Justice Goff to
sit at the trials of Police Lieutenant
Hecker and others charged with the
murder of Gambler Rosenthal. The
news caused a panic in the under
world today. Many gamblers and
others hurriedly left the city.
AS AI.IIEKVI AMf INU HIV.
T'nder John Moe proceedings Justice
Goff can call gamblers and keepers of
disorderly houses and force them to
tell how much money was paid fo
pc lice protection and to whom money
was paid. An aldermanic inquiry is
expected to cooperate with the su
!lI-IO OF SPOILS.
Evidence is in the hands of Prose
cutor Whitman that disorderly houses
paid over a million for protection dur
ing the last year. The money went to
certain police inspectors and others
sr in-:!'!' Rr.f he m kfi.o.
Buffalo. X. Y., Aug. 17. Sam
Schepps. at present the central figurfi
in the Rosenthal case, arrived here
last night, enioute to Xew York with
a detective. He is sight-seeing at Ni
agara Falls today. He will leave lor
New York Sunday.
CONGRESS GETS A
A DEFI FROM TAFT
Will Remain in Washington All
Summer to Fight for Com
Washington, Aug. 17. President
Taft told callers today he intended to
f.ht congress for the retention of the
commerce court if it kept him in
Washington all summer. He declared
he would again veto the legislative
and executive judicial bill if it came
to him containing a provision to abol
ish the court.
Investigate Coke Interests.
Washington. Aug. 17. The depar
meni of justice today began an inves
tigation of the coke interests in the
Connellville. Pa., region to ascertain
whether there is a combination to in
crease prices in violation of the Sher
Lady Declei Is a Mother.
London, Aug. 17. Iidy Mecies, w ife
of liarou Mecles and daughter of
George J. Gould gave birth to a daugh
ter this morning. Mother and child
are doing well.
FLYING START IS MADE BY
WILSON AND MARSHALL FORCES
(Sr"iil to Th Argus.)
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1 aders of the national political cam-j
paigns have been well satisfied if,
their organizations were in good run-j
xvl mrk Aior i. . MurdinrnrA rrik.pn yj n nuu- iirrv ani ri.j.v, n
ring order by the first or second week
ui September. In the remarkable cam
paign that is now before the American
voters there is one incident that the
lid line politicians are marveling over
and that la the condition of the demo
cratic national committee.
For more than a week on the fourth
and f.fih floors at the office building
at 2')') Fifth avenue, the national dem
ocratic committee has been plavmg in
mid season form. The bureaus have
been organized snd manned in each
detail. The corps of emploves have
fallen into their respective duties like
Ml II V OHK TO I0.
The average voter who is being ap-
Tealed to, perhaps does not realize
the vast amount of work required to
educate him to the views of the re-i
i-pective leaders. If there is anything
in a flying start Wilson and Ma-f hall
have certainly secured that star;.
The republican papers of New York
ci'y have commented daily on the slowly rocks back and forth In his : crats have a better chance this time.
fer.es of activity around the demo- i rocking chair, quietly giving his or-! We know that We also know we
fratic headquarters and the deathlike ders on organization to a score of able j are going to w in. And we also think
rilence that pervades at republican assistant. The blind senator haB a j that we have a surprise for the re
"r.d progressive headquarters but the : cheering word and a fmile, or a word 1 publican and "hull n oosers" in ciii
Soosevelt headquarters are showing i of advice for everyone. jonsrratine that not a alight majority.
Trre activity man me lart nea'jar-: Henry Moreentnau, ccairman cf the
ui hut it must be reaiembvrd tbatace committee, axd Treasurer
XEWS ITEM American money Is to end Turko-Ttaltan conflict.
D. V. Peixotlo veil real financiers behind effort to halt war.
Santa Rosa. Cal., Aug. 17. When ar
rested last night Adam Clark, aged 15,
broke down and confessed he poisoned
his mother and father, and John Rud
del, a neighbor, because his mother ob
jected to the boy working with a hay
baling crew. Mrs.-Agusta Clark, the
mother, dieMast nl&ht. James" Clark
the father, probably will die. Iff ddel
is in, a serious condition.
ALLEN PLEADS GUILTY
AND IS GIVEN 15 YEARS
Wytheville, Va Aug. 17 Sidna Al
len, one of the Hillsville courthouse
assassl&s, plead guilty to murder in
the second degree and was sentenced
to 15 years.
Washington, Aug. 17. The nomina
tion of Jacob Gould Schurman, presi
dent of Cornell university, as minister
to Greece and Montenegro, was con
firmed by the senate yesterday.
Pension Bill Signed.
Washington, Aug. 17. The presi
dent signed the pension bill today.
Every pensioner will be paid by Tuea-
j day at the latest.
Signs Wireless Bill.
Washington, Aug 17. President
Taft yesterday signed the Radio-Communication
bill, carrying out Amer
ica's part of the international agree-
conference in 19fi6. It also embodies
lessons taught by the Titanic disaster.
The measure compels all wireless
stations to give priority to distress
signals, regulates wireles on ships,
the "bull mooses" are trying to or -
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able to launch their campaign plans,
M.-fntiR hui Kiokkii ahead.
The tenmorarv illness of chairman
t W. F. McCombs might have caused a
i slackening up in the activity of the
; Wilson forces under ordinary circum
stances but this remarkable young
man had looked far ahead and the bu
I reau chiefs have gone rapidly ahead
perfecting their various derails.
! Vice Chairman W. G. McAdoo has
i taken up the duties of Chairman Me
! Combs and will fulfill them for the
next week, as Chairman McCombs has
i "reen ordered to take a complete rest.
His illness was brought about much 'is daily meeting dozens f delegations
by the pre-convention contest and : and hundreds of v isitors w ho ar- prom
then he insisted on givirg all his time; tfir.g him their loval eur-port. H;s pte
to the completing of the organization j I'minary speeches of the car.-.,iaitn
details at national headquarters.
While democratic victory Is "in the
air," none of the various leaders is
taking anything for granted. They
are organizing and planning to con-
. test every state, every congressional
j district, every township,
aokk's wiod work,
I Senator T. P. Gore of Oklahoma
the instruments of which must have
a radius of 100 miles, and reuuires
amateurs to have licenses in addition
to controlling their wave lengths.
THEME OF TEOOY
Progressive Candidate, Contin
uing Campaign, -Sgeaka-afr :J
Revere Beach, Mass.
Revere P"ach, Mass., Aug. 17.
Roosevelt, presidential candidate of
the progressive party, in a speech
l,re ,his afternoon, spoke on honesty
in nominations and elections, and so
cial and industrial justice. IIu also
contrasted his attitude toward tho pro
gressive platform with that of Wilson
the democratic. platform, j of tJt.ir principles to nation-wide po
Wilsoli, he said, stated thai hti.-ut conditions was the theme devel-
the "platform is not tho program, "
Roosevelt declared ihe progressives
treated their platform as a program
and a "contract which we shall scrup
ulously fulfill if the people give us
power." Referring to the boiimer
case, the colonel said, "It's a bad
thing to win a senatorship by such :
methods as I.orimer employed, but it's;
not one whit worse than to steal a 1
nomination for the presidency by such
methods as were employed by thei
bosses who controlled the republican;
convention at Chicago." Roosevelt;
! emphasized the fact that the progres-1
slve party was absolutely clear from i
affiliation with either old party and
hoped "ex-democrats and ex-republi-'
cans alike will share with us the task !
of building up the progressive party.
He invited into the progressive ranks
men and women entirely without re-
j their creed, their birthplace or color.
' Rolla Wells have secured each depart-
luent for any fahiu movement
they have the headquarters 01
on a thorough business basis.
The quick start of the Wilton atnl
; Marshall lories has resulted iu a tur
jrrihingly large number of small con
tributors to the campa.gn l,:nd Never
In the history of the party have the.
contributors displayed a greaur will
ingness and enthusiasm than in the
present campaign. Contributions as
a rule are small, varying from one
dollar up, but they are nevei ifieh ts
welcome to Treasurer Weli.s
Mown at Seag:rt, Governor Wilson
Ehow his clear grasp of the vitui ques
tions before the voters.
a ti kstion or now vikm.
"It Is not a question of winning now
or never," said Josephus Maniel.-.
chairman of the publicity bureau, "but
it is a question of how large aad how
i impressive our victory w ill be. Ani
'here many people 6ay that the d'-tn'c
; but an overwhr .ming number of
j pie favor Wiltoa aaJ iiar;ha;i."
Negotiations conducted by George
BIG TIME AT
Seagirt, N. J., Aug. 17. Today is
New Jersey day at Wilson's summer
home. Delegations and inarching clubs
fiom many parts of the state gather
ed at noon. Wilson will deliver a po
litical address. The governor superlii
ttmdfirl th'e 'arTai'igeitti'Tifsf" '
"What's that rope. for?" queried the
governor as he turned toward a clus
ter of elm trees to the left of the cot
tage. "That's to keep the crowd back,"
f.i.swered State Chairman Grosscup.
"Hut I don't want tho crowd kept
back," said tho governor, smiling, and
the rope was removed.
Now Jersey legislative reforms for
the last two years aud the application
oped in his address. "It surprised tho
' . 1.. I. Ct.il.iu ' culil thn
eOilt3 0 1 llitJ I iinni uion o, fciai-s ....
governor, "to find New Jersey at the
front in the enterprise of reform. I
suppose you know tho force that is
behind the new party recently formed,
the so-called progressive party. It is
the force of discontent with tho regu
lar party in the I'niled States. It is
a feeling that men have gone into
blind alleys and come out often
enough, and that they propose to find
an open road for themselves. How
long is New Jersey going to lead?
Plans are being laid to restore the old
order of tilings in New Jersey. I'm
telling you this from my own official
information. Are you going to con
sent ?" Moud cries of "no" interrupt
ed the governor's speech.
"We used f. be known as the moth
er of trusts. We could have almost ir
rigated our fields with the water they
put In their stocks."
TROLLEY GARS IN
A CLASH; 15 KURT
Serious Wreck on Illinois Trac
tion System Occurs Near
Springfield, 111., Aug. 17. Two cars
on the Illinois traction system col
lided head on just south of hen; at
i noon. The injured number 15, includ
ing nine women. Several were ser
iously injured, two probably fatally.
It is said the conductor of the south
bound car forgot to throw a switch
after his car b.i k' d into a siding. Tin
cars w re shattered.
For; V. ay i.e. lnci . Aug. 17.- -TV' IV
hour Chicago-N-'-w Yoi limited, w t-,
bound i .'i the Pennsylvania, was r"k
ed early today ri'ar Middleport, Ohio.
Three j a-sei.gcrs weie i:;j ;red, but
! ncne killed. 1 in- engine and three.
'of tii- si -epi th were derail' d.
Police Chief Suspended. !
Columbus. Ohio, Aug 17.--The'
.navor today suspcnd'-d Chief of po
lice Carter on charges of gross i::".--in-
pt v, accepting a- i converting
f i s hi longing to i: fVrior ofr.ee rs a .'id
pirmitting ganbiing resorts.
Mountain Climber Kilted.
i Komr.ay. Aug. it Vv . Hunter Work -
man. an Arr.tri'an mountain climber
ij.rn -; !c,i.r. was report 1 l iil-d by
- a:: avalanche v.h.ie cii...Li:.g the
li:uaalaya rane la Ibuia.
Heaps of Charred Debris
Line Coast of Mar
BODIES ARE IN RUINS
Appalling Story Is Brought by
Returning American Relief
Constantinople, Aug. 17. An ap
palling story of suffering and damage
caused by recent earthquakes in the
region of the sea of Marmora was told
by members of an American relief ex
pedition who returned today.
The estimated number of killed in
various towns and viiiages Is 3,000 and
the injured 6.000.
It is impossible to approach villages
on account of tho odors of human
Lodies buried in the ruins.
F.AITHH'KES CON'TIM E.
Other villages are simply heaps of
charred debris. Earthquakes continue
almost daily in many places along the
There were six shocks yesterday
and many damaged houses collapsed.
People in the district appeared utter
1 stunned by the catastrophe. Tho
American Red Cross continues to dis
patch supplies to the sufferers.
MinnLFTDN AND I FGfi IN
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 17. With
Harry G. I.egg of Minneapolis, thrice
champion of the Trans Mississippi,
playing indifferent golf, and W. D.
Middleton of Davenport, playing ironi
the Hock Island Arsenal club, going
poorly, the former was six up at the
end of the morning play for the cham
pionship. Minjieapoits, Aug. 17. it. a. Mcgg,
tbrk;ei:hampion of tho-Trans-Mississippi
and twice runner-up this after
noon is defending hlsi title over theMin
ikahda course here against Wr. D. Mid
dleton of Davenport, Iowa, playing
from the Hock Island Arsenal dub.
I.egg won his way Lnto the finals
yesterday by defeating W. H. Cham
bers, Omaha, 8 up and 6 to go. In tha
afternoon round of ltd holes of match
play, while Middleton obtained his
position by defeating G. F. Paine, St.
I.ouis, 2 up. Much of tho afternoon
play was in a driving rain, accompan
ied by a high wind. Chambers several
weeks ago won the consolation of tha
v. estei n by defeating Mason Phelps.
I.egg started the afternoon play 8
up on Chambers, but did not play In
his morning form, when he made a mo
del of 70, tho record for tho course.
Chambers, however, played in much
better form in the afternoon round,
being 1 up on I.egg in the loth hole,
which he made In two. He halved tho
11th hole, but lost the match to I.egg
on the 12th hole of afternoon play
when he missed an easy putt for a
I.egg's card for the afternoon play
was: Out 4, 5, 4, 5, 3, 5, 4, 4, 5 total,
:!!. In-3, 5, 5.
Middleton, who started the after
noon round 2 up, and Paine, again this
afternoon, played a see-saw 18 holes.
Iioth men lined In a medal of 7ft. Mid
dleton's medal for the morning was
82 and his card in the afternoon was
Out -4. 6. 2, 5, 4. 3, 4,r., 4. total 37.
In-4, 6, 0, S, 4, 4, r..3,f - total. 42.
C. F. Piper, Jr., Minneapolis, by de
feating G. P. Williamson, Minneapolis,
2 up, won the president's cup, and
.lames Hubbell, lies Moines, defeated
W. K. I'.iownler. 1 1 1 1 i-I i ti :4 1 jn , Iowa, C
up and 5 to go. winning the directors'
cup. Dudley Mtidge, St. Paul, defeated
V. IS Douglass, M innneii'iolis, 3 up and
2 to go. for tin? secretary's cup.
Surprise cup winners were: James
Walla' e, lies Moines; G. C. liock witb.
Minneapolis, and W. H. I.lirhtuer, tit.
Three Men Are Burned.
Chir :i -... Aug. 17. - Joseph O'.V-ll of
P.or'oi., an unemployed cook, was se
ven y b :r:ied, and two firemen. I.ieu
t iiimt 1 homas Millon said T. I).
l'.randt, were injun-d S:iti.rdiy when
fire destroyed the old Panoram build
ing at 61 '17 Hubbard court. It was
imported a in;:; her of wanderers had
per'sh'-d in the fire h i! no bodies were
foetid l.i the ruin:-i. The building origi
i.ii'ly was credited for a show house
aid leproductlon? of the. battle of
Mar ill i w ere given there, following
the ;-pnnibh American war.
Washington, Aug. 17. Railroad ac-cid-nts
and thi casualties resulting
w. re on tha increase during the three
moiiths which ended March 31. Thrr
qiiart'.rly accident bulletin issued by
the interstate commerce commission
'-terduy shows 2, persons were
; killed and 20,4!i were injured.
Goodwin Out cf Danger.
Mob Angeles. Cal.. Aug. 17. Sat
Goodwin, the actor, was pronounced
itiil.iciy out of dagger today.