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AND ARGUS, home edition
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. XO. 270.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Regiment to Sail Imme
diately From Panama
SITUATION NOW ACUTE
Americans Deliberately Mur
dered and Foreign Inter
Washington, Aug. 28. The war de
partment today ordered the Tenth
United States Infantry at Panama to
proceed immediately to Nicaragua.
The men will em?ark tomorrow In a
merchant steamer and will arrive at
Corinto in 48 hours. The orders came
direct from President Tuft at Beverly.
Dispatches last night and today pic
tured the situation so acute that an
Immediate movement of a large force j
of troops is necessary. The Tenth is
recruited to full war strength and
equipped for campaigning in the trop
ics. They will be dispatched along
the line of railway from Corinto to
Allegations bordering on barbarism
r.nd acts even worse than those which
took troops into China to quell tn j
lioxer reneiiion were receivea at me
fctute department. The deliberate
murder of the Americans, Dodd and
Phillips, following the massacre at
I.e..n. focused attention on previous j sn; wag piirchape(i by a brother of 'Pennsylvania, who offered the propos
ieorts. These have been burning of Mr iin.0in anH ord her maid ' e? law, said, "Inasmuch as lawyers are
soldiers, starvation of politieal prison
er and other alleged acts of cruelty.
Al lot III I. IIK.MKS tllAKGR.
General Altsehtil of the revolutionist
Inula at Washington denies the,
charges of barbarity against the troops 1
f (fhtlng the XiemaKuan government.
II ali-ges that the burning of the bod
ies of soldiers was neeessary to prop
er sanitation, and It applied alike to
the dead on Imtb sides. He contend
ed also that American Interests would
lint have suffered If no attempt had
!. en made by American forces to pre
vent the capture and operation by rev
olutionists of the railway between
Maf.ucua and Corinto ,
womk.n mvr TO I
Reports that women were shot are
condemned by Al'seul. whd says that
the harhnrous methods were employ-
d by the government forces when
women were sent to the lines as am
munition farriers. Retels firing upon
VJL Nicaruguan tr
rn marines Is
.nnTlcan flugs of truce borne by loy-
troops as well as Amer-
said to have been we-
"iraeut the last few days. New attacks
upon women and children and other
lion combatants are reported.
In the rebel shelling of Managua
the first day of the revolution the
American minister reported firing had
been indiscriminate upon the section
of the city occupied by non-combatants,
and that American Collector of
Customs Ham, and several other
Americans narrowly escaped Injury
l y bur!lng shells. m
l M.OtUIXU FOIlf K SVM).
With the arrival of the 10th infa
try and marines on the way the Unit
ed States forces actually landed and
available for landing la to be increaa
id to .1.000 men. The United States is
r.t-toired the landing of troops has the
epproval of the Dial government. Nic
aragua is understood to have confess
ed inability to adequately meet the
The state department baa proceed
ed upon the conviction that Its action
involves no Infringement on the war
making power of congress or the pres
ident. Officials point to the fact that
there is even now a whole regiment of
United States Infantry engaged In po
licing the Chinese railroad from Pe
king to Chin W'ang-Pano.
fill A A 9 I'KKCKDBTT.
American troops are expected to
keep free from Interruption of tele
graph lines along the railroad from
Managua to Corinto. These lines fre
quently are Interrupted by small
bands of rebels. Although the course
of the United State In landing mill
tary forces on foreign soil ta'now nn
der investigation by a special commit
tee, the state department takes the
position it is supported, not only by
the precedent in Chlu.4 and Central
America, but also is bound by the so-
called Wellington convention to pro
tect the rich's and urotirtr of for
eigners and further to see that the ad
ministration of Nicaragua is changed
only by a fair and free expression by
Furthermore, it is said, there are
10 Americans owitg plantations In
Nicaragua who must be protected. It
is declared that American prestige
in Central America would suffer 1m
1 measurably if the United States failed
) to prefect it citizens' property. It
I Is predicted that there .win be a
' spread of urrcst through other Cen
tral An-.er!-n states if the situation
not promptly taken in hand
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport. Moline.
Probably showers this afternoon.
Generally fair tonight and Thursday.
Highest temperature yesterday 79.
Lowest last night 68, temperature at
7 a. m. 73.
Wind Telocity at 7 a. m. ten miles
Precipitation la the last 24 hours,
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 54, at
7 a. m. 83.
Stage of water. 6.4 feet with a fall
cf .5 of a foot In the last 24 hours.
2. M. SHEKIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Snn sets 6:39, rises 5:24. Evening
stars: Venns, Mars, Jupiter. Morning ,
stars: Satarn. Mercury.
REBEL BANDS ARE
War Department Prepared to
Dispatch Troops From Pa
v aamngiou, Aug. zo. increased ' , . . , .
,,..,.. L . , . , . I sociation, sent a telegram of resig-
activity of rebel bands on the Mexi-
can border is creating a grave situa-1 natlon- savinS wa based "entirely
tion on the American side The war!0D unselfish consideration of the best
department is prepared to send troops i
from the Pacific division within a few
hours after receipt of a request from
General Stever, bhould a demand be
SERVANT OF LINCOLN IS
ORDERED TO AN ASYLUM
Chicago, Aug. 28. Eliza Early, 90
years old, negro servant for 10 years
ln the family of Abraham Lincoln and !
the nurse of Robert Todd Lincoln, was
adjudged Insane today by a Will coun- j
ty medical commission, and ordered i
tent to the asylum at Kankakee. j
Ilorn in slaverv in North Pamiina I
at the marriage to the martyred pres- generous patrons of golf, it is with con
sent. The aged negress left the Lin-! stderable perplexity we discover we
coins after the assassination of the ', Dave Bne on record in favor of putting
president and came west in a waRon : ou important allies out of business.
with her husband. She has lived in i
various parts of Illinois since, the last
few years making her home
In win ,
DIES TO EVADE
M ill Contractor Ends Life Rather Than
Tell of Dynamite Plot.
Roston. Aug. 28. Summoned to rive
evidence concerning an alleged plot of i
mill owners to secrete dynamite fori
use In connection with the recent i from each state, have completed for Penrose thrown out of the senate," de
strike at Lawrence, Ernest V. Pit-j presentation to the association a re- j clared the colonel. Roosevelt made
man, a prominent Andover mill con-ixrt denouncing as "dangerous to the; this statement after he read from
tractor, shot and killed himself yes- country" all movements for the recall
terday. Members of The Pitman fam-jof judges or of judicial decisions,
lly declare his suicide due to worry t Jacob M. Dickinson, former secre
over finances. A number of Roston 1 tary of war. is named as one of those
men who are officers of mills in Law-j who originated the committee "to ex
rence also have been ordered to ap-,pose the fallacy ot judicial recall."
pear before the Suffolk county grand ; "We are pleased to report," says the
Jury, which opened an investigation of !
the affair yesterday.
DIXON ANNOUNCES LIST
OF NEW PARTY SPEAKERS
Chicago, Aug. 28. Senator Dixon
made known a
rpeakers who will carry the progres -
sive party's propaganda through the
ccuntry. The progressive speakers an
nounced were former Senator Rever-
idge. Senators Clapp, Poindexter,
Crawford and Bristow, Congressman
Norris, Hamlin Garland, the writer.
and William Allen White, the editor.
Among democrats who are on the
stump for the progressives are Rourke
Cockran of New York and former Gov
ernor Garvin of Rhode Island.
TRAIN HITS AUTOMOBILE
AND TWO LOSE LIVES
nioomlngton. 111., Aug. 2!.;-Ray-mend
Miller, 16, and Eddie McEwan,
17, of Chenoa, III., were Instantly kill
ed at noon when their automobile
struck a train at Weston.
NOTE OF PROTEST
FILED BY BRITAIN
Panama Canal Toll Case to Be
Carried to the Hague, It
Washington. Aug. 28. Great Bri
tain has reaffirmed its protest against
the Panama canal bill. In a note fil
ed today with the state department,
Innes, British charge at Washington,
stated if a satisfactory agreement
could not be reached that Great Bri
tain would appeal to the Hague for
arbitration. The note says Great Bri
tain will give careful consideration to
both the bill and the message of Taft
to congress relating to discrimination
In favor of American coastwise ship
ping in the canal.
One of the state department oS
clals today, declared he did not believe
Great Britain had a case to carry be
fore the Hague. Senators Root and
I-odge. and other senators are on rec
ord declaring the United Statvs would
certainly lose should the case be re-
j f erred to the Hague.
A DANGER BY
Tends to Deprive Public
of Judges of High
NEGRO QUITS THE BODY
W. R. Morris Resigns for Best
Intreests of Association,
Milwaukee, Aug. 28. The race
Question was again before the Ameri
can Bar association today. V. It. Mor
ris of Minneapolis, one of three negro
lawyers unseated by the executive
Committee and nnn-Riiiten1 hv the as-
interesl8 of the association." The
resignation was accepted.
The recall of judges was formally
denounced by the association as a
"fallacy" and "tending to deprive the
public of judges of ability and high,
CAOOIRS I'XDKR BAN.
Having approved of a model
uniform law Intended for adop
tion by all states to pro-
bibit employment of children under
certaln ages, the American liar asso-
elation discovered today it had gone
on record against the use in any part
of tne country of caddies under 14
years old. Walter George Smith of
"We ha(1 no animosity against the
caddies, but were merely considering !
,he welfare of children in general. j
Stuitn explained that even after it jsaigaxjenditiic WMfro&nditiQps dis
was discovered that these important fclosid in the Ner' Ybrjfc Pol fee lnves-
INQUIRY'cpratlve8 of golf linl8 vpre affected, ;
u was oecioea mai every euorx snouiu
he made to have the model law gener- j
nll' adopted. Lawyers, Smith said, j
could employ caddies of tougher age. ,
hkcai.i. atioal, iam.kiu
Fifty-four lawyers, with at least one
committee, "that the bar associations
of many states have taken action and
that such action has been universally
I opposed to the principle of judicial re
call. In numerous other states action
undoubtedly will be taken.
"We maintain that the recall applied
fn i,,Aya n-ill ter.fl to rienrive the tiub-
lic 0f judges of ability, character, high
rense of duty and a due regard to en
lightened public sentiment and that
such a judiciary is absolutely neces
sary to the existence of a constitu
"The advocates of this system (re
call of judges) claim that it is in the
interest of the common people. This
wr deny. For more than 300 years the
greatest bulwark for the protection of
the mass of the people has been the
courts. There never was a time in
our country when any man, however,
roor or humble, could not apply to the
courts and be assured of protection.
! is it any reproach upon the courts that
j they have extended the same protec
i tion to the rich and powrrful, when
assailed by popular prejudice? The
same law wnicn wouia aeny protec
tion to the rich or confiscate the prop
erty of corporations m'gtit take the
cottage or the liberty of the humblest
WRIGLEY WRANGLE OVER
Disturber III, Owner Causes Dismissal
of Recent Injunction.
n,: An The last erhn r,f
the late water carnival and its attend-
ant nr.wer boat races was heard ves-
terday in Judge Hugo -Paul's court,
when James A. Push's Injunction to
restrain the rarr.ival officials from .
n-;i, ,.v,.. . .
, . ,,K IT j
P.larkton s P.abv K Iiance II. was d s -
E. Kremer, who represented the loc?l
owner of Disturber II. Pugh decilel ;
to abide by the decision of the judges,
which was upheld Friday night at a
special session of the Chicago Yacht
STORM .HITS WISCONSIN
Village and Farm Property Damaged
in Wide Area.
Shell Lake, Wis., Aug. 28 Last
night's storm over northwestern Wis
qstnsin played havoc with buildings in
many villages and damaged property
to a large extent, besides demoralizing
t. Ire service over a large territory.
m' what - is - oor-P
VMmW f RESINT COHORH35MAM
WWg&' sKsi most fctx
Compares Testimony of Sena
tor to That in New York
Oyster Bay, Aug. 28. Comparing
the testimony before the senate corn-
mittee which is Investigating cam-
tigatlon, ColonelTloosevelt declared to-
aay senator .Penrose, on nis own tes-
timony, should be expelled from the
senate. Roosevelt has taken this po-
sition, he 6aid, in a letter to Clapp,
which he is preparing.
"On his own testimony I would havei
v tat purported to be an extract from
Penrose's testimony before the com
mittee to the effect he had advised
Archbold of the Standard Oil com
pany to make 'a second contribution
tc the 1S04 campaign, lest the com
pany encounter difficulties in certain
quarters. Roosevelt said his opinion
of this was the offer of protection from
the government in return for the con
tiibution that it did not differ essen
tially from the sale of police protec
tion in New York. The real fight of
the campaign. Roosevelt declared,
would be between himself and Wil
son. He expressed the belief that
Taft's supporters did not expect to
Roosevelt said he was delighted by
the turn taken by the investigation be
cai'.se it was furnishing him capital
campaign material such as the Lori
r.ier affair gave him in the soring cam
paign. "Lorimer is done for now," he said,
"and I am indebted to Penrose for
filling my war chest with ammunition
Roosevelt said his files of letters
bearing on the whole matter had been
removed to a "safe place."
POPE TO CREATE
A NEW CARDINAL
He Will Be an American and
Will Beside in Borne, It
Paris, Aug. 28. The pope is about
i lTMlB ,lew ,u,t"uu' uruiuai
s 10 rfeside ln liome- according
to a dispatcn. ine American car
! dinal will occupy a similar position to
t K t 1 . f rirul-i !.. ri.r.rpi-dnl in p rrnrn
itnd Spain in Rome
It is also stated
tht pope later will create a cardinal
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i EMPEROR IS IMPROVED
Wilhelm Able to Take a Walk Before
Cassel Hesse, Nassau, Aug. 28. Era
reror Wil.iam felt so well that he rose
early this morning and before break
fast enjoyed a long walk in a park.
Main Is a Bankrupt.
Iowa City. Mo., Aug. 28. W. F.
Main of Iowa City, formerly 'one of
the largest manufacturers in that city
j and rated up in the hundreds of
; thouands of dollars, has tiled a vol
untary petition in bankruptcy before
Commissioner Harwood of the district
federal court. He gives as his assets
(4.055, $3,500 of which is real estate
and the balance as personal property,
which is exempt. He gives as his li
abilities the sum of $64,286.63.
TO DEATH IN AIR
Body of French Flyer Consumed
When PetrbTTanlTor '" "
Douai, France, Aug. 28. Lieutenant
Chandenier of the aviation corps
was burned to death flying in an aero-
iouaj. ine peiroi tans nursi lnio.ragie uami. louowea oy bu meniDers
atoms ana me macniue crasueu to tneioi me two organizations on loot, men
earth. The body was completely con
sumed.'. DOUGHERTY BEGINS SUIT
Steals $1,000,000 From School Board
at Peoria, It Is Alleged.
Peoria, 111., Aug. 28. Alleging that
the charge of embezzlement against
him was not proven, Newton C. Dough
erty, former superintendent of schools,
w ho served six years "in the pen for
stealing nearly $1,000,000 from the
school fund, has filed suit against the
Peoria school board to recover 2,600
acres in Wisconsin. The suit was filed
at Stevens Point, Wis. Dougherty is
a resident of Chicago, having been re
leased from the Joliet penitentiary
Dougherty transferred the property
to the board together with other se
curities of a value of $300,000 in set
tlement of civil suits pending against
him. He now asks that the land be
reconveyed to him. Dougherty plead
ed guilty to embezzlement.
RICH CONTRACTOR IS SUED
Milwaukee Man Defendant
Brought by Woman.
Janesville, Wis., Aug. 28. Estella
Sinnet Peters of Dundee, 111., filed suit
in the circuit court here for $15,000 j Overcome Without Warning In Shaft
damages against Charles H. Peters, a ! of Wisconsin Colliery.
wealthy Milwaukee contractor. She j Linden, Wis., Aug. 28. Four min
alleges she was married to Peters I ers John Swift, Joseph Shea, Thomas
Jan. 19, IL103, by a man purporting to j McGuire and Edward Hlrd were kill
be the Rev. William H. Stevens of j ed by black damp Monday at the
I.ombard, 111. She avers she had two 'Frontier mine. The men, who were
children by Peters while living with j engaged in putting in concrete foun
him him. I-ater she learned he was ; dations for a cross-head pump at the
a married man when she first met third shaft, went below to bale out the
him in Elgin in l!i01. The marriage water and were overcome without
license, the woman states, was obtain- j warning.
ed in Wheaton, 111., in January, li05
.no..., Biuu BUu,
and lives with his wife at 1457 Eight
street, Milwaukee. He is well con
nected and the suit is a great surprise
to his friends and relatives.
Italian Squadron of Six Vessels An
chors Off Beriut.
Beriut, Syria, Aug. 28. A squadron
of Italian warships, comprising six
6se!s, anchored off this port this
morning. The object is unknown. The
city is well patrolled by a Turkish gar- premier, Robert L. Borden, told a del
men, and all is quiet. 'elation ct suffragetes emphatically he
i had no power to introduce a K'.-neral
Ransom Is Refused. j measure for suffrage for women in
'Paris, Aug. 28. A ransom has been ' Canada and that no threats of mill
refused for French officers held aa ' tant methods would have any influ
hostages by Moors at Marakesh, j fence on him. Borden later in the day
Morocco. Anxiety over their fate is j received a deputation of members of
keen in France. Profound indignation 1 the Anti-Suffrage league which con
bas been aroused over a report that I gTatulated him on holding his ground
Spaniards have given assistance to the i against the Women's Social and Po
Moorish pretender by supplying arms. litical league.
FOR HIS FUNERAL
Peter W. Dobendo, St. Joe, Mo.,
Allows Only Autos in His
St Joseph, Mo., Aug. 28. The first
automobile funeral la the history of
St Joseph was that of Peter W. Do
bendo yesterday. He made a request
that only automobiles be used at his
funeral and that the procession be led
by a band. Dobendo was a member
of the Eagles and bartenders' union,
and leading the procession was an
came Dobendo's body In an automobile
funeral car, and members of the fam
ily and friends carried in 22 machines.
"UNCLE JOE" CANNON IS TO
GO IN KICKING CONTEST
Moorhead, Minn., Aug. 28. "Uncle
Joe" Cannon, in a letter to State Sen
ator Marden, accepts a challenge of
J. B. Blanchard, who, on his 90th
birthday, declared he could beat
"Uncle Joe" or any other of the young
old boys in a high kicking contest.
Cannon presents his best wishes to
Rlanchard. The date of the meet has
not been set. .
CESSATION OF RAIN DOES
NOT ABATE THE FLOODS
London, Aug. 28. The cessation of
rain in most parts of Eugland after
mouths of downpour has not been ac
companied yet by an abatement of
fioods. Norwich, in the east, is still cut
off from the outer world except by
telephone. Rescue operations are pro
ceeding at Norwich, where many
houses in the lower part of town are
inundated to the second floor.
BLACK DAMP KILLS FOUR
DEFI OF BORDEN
Canadian Premier Declares Mil
itant Methods Will Not In
London, Aug. 28. The Canadian
Leaders Claim, However
v It Does Not Indicate
Few Seeking Renominatlon Are
Turned Down in the State
Detroit. Mich., Aug. 28. On the
face of incomplete primary returns;
Amos P. Musselman of Grand Rapids
appears to have defeated Secretary of
State Martindale by several thous-"
sand votes for the republican nomina
tion for governor. Every congressman
who sought renominatlon, with the
probable exception of one or two, was
successful. Fordney easily captured
the republican nomination in the
Eighth. Cramton seems to be a win
ner ln the Seventh. It appears Lind
quist defeated Dodds in the Eleventh.
The result in the Tenth is extremely
close with chances favoring BuelL
Samuel Smith was renominated in the
For the nomination for United
States senator, Alfred Lucking of De
troit, democrat, is leading George
Hummer of Holland.
AI.nF.HMFN SEEK VINDICATION.
The returns on the democratic nom
ination for mayor of. Detroit show
Mayor Thompson Is leading Justice.
Jeffries, but the contest Is close, and
a recount Is predicted. All of the 18
Detroit aldermen accused of bribery
sought renominatlon. Several were
victorious, it is believed. Hugh Shep
herd, leading figure ln Detroit's graft
crusade, had two opponents tor the
republican nomination for prosecut
ing attorney, but he won out by a
PROGRESSIVE VOTE LIGHT.
The progressive vote was exceed
ingly light throughout the state. Many
districts have not yet reported any fig
ures, there being no contests of im
portance. The official count, 9,983
votes cast in 63 out of 177 Detroit pre
cincts for mayor, shows 962 progres
sive votes, which is said to indicate a
fair average throughout the state.
City Clerk Nicholas, state progres
sive leader, said yesterday the vote
by no means would Indicate the
strength of the new party. "I person
ally know of scores of men who were
enrolled ln the old parties before the
new party was organized who did not
vote yesterday because they did 'not .
want to change their enrollment in the
primaries. The November election
will tell an altogether different story."
Among aldermen arrested in "brib
ery" cases who are candidates for re
nomination eight seem absolutely cer
tain of victory. They are: Thomas
Lynch, W. J. Hlndle, David Rosenthal,
Stephen Skrzycki, Patrick Obreln, Jo
ieph Merritt, Joseph TheiBen and
Thomas Glinnan. The latter was coun
cilmanlc leader and is charged with
having received the largest bribe in
the Wabash railroad case. ,
To Try Dynamite Cases.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 28.
A venire of 50 persons, from
among whom the Jury to hear
the dynamite cases will be se
lected, was drawn here yester
day. The trials of the 54 labor -union
men, indicted by the last federal
grand jury here for complicity in the
so-called dynamite conspiracy, which
culminated ln the blowing up of th
Ios Angeles Times building will be
begun here before Federal Judge A. P.
Anderson, Oct. 1.
Girls Most Perfect.
Dos Moines, Aug. 28. That the girl
tubies of Iowa are more physical per
fect than boy babies was the state
ment made last night by the official
scorers at the baby health content
which is in progress at the state fair.
Of the 236 entries, nearly 100 have
been examined by medical experts
who tay that in nearly every Instance
the girls have outweighed and out
measured the boys.
Washington The old naval ram
Katahdin will be fired upon by ves
sels of the Atlantic fleet during tar
get practice early in September. The
tests are planned to demonstrate the
action of 12-inch guns upon new ar
Burlington, Iowa The legality of a
city ordinance limiting the speed of
itutcmobiles is to be tested In a case
brought by Dr. J. W. II oil! day against
. C. Pauley.
New York John A. Flack, former
cashier of the Abilene stale bank of
Kansas, has been taken home to an
swer cnarges that he embezzled $80,
000 from the Institution.