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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 275.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1912. TEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE ROCK I
TO VOTE FOR
Iowa Senator,. However,
Not in Faver of
WRONG FLAG FOR TAFT
Held That His Nomination Does
Not Represent Choice of
MOOSERS NOT TO 40 BEAD ARE
Forecast TIM 7 f. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
riATiAoTIv fatr n1 rvrm tinnoH varm :
weather tonight and Wednesday. j Progressives Elected to Legis-
Highest temperature yesterday. 64, lature Satisfied With the
lowest last Eight, 69, temperature ati
7 a. m, 71.
Wind Telocity at 7 a. m five miles
Precipitation In the last 24 hours,
Relative humidity at 7 p. m, 75, at
7 a. m, 87.
Stage of water, 4.2, with a fall of .6
ot a foot In the last 72 hours.
J. M. SHEW EH, Local Forecaster.
(Prom coon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:28. rises 5:30. Evening
stars: Venn. Mars. Jupiter. Morning
stars: Saturn. Mercury.
FOUND IN THE
Des Moines, Iowa, Sept 3. Senator
Cummins in a public statement issued
today declare he expects to vote for
Roosevelt for president, but is op
posed to the formation of a third
party. II does iiot believe Taft wan
the choice of the republicans of the
nation. The tenator said:
"The nomination of Taft was op
posed by an overwhelming majority
of republicans throughout the country
simply because in his administration
of the office of president he had not
done the things which the great body
of the people believed he should have
done and said. A meaner majority
succeeded lu the nomination of him."
The senator reviews the basis of
representation by means of which, he
claims, states with but a meagre re
publican vote dominate conventions
and force on the great mass of the
party, men undesirable to the majority.
Continuing, he said: "The man
T. R.'S TOUR CUT
BY A BAD THROAT
Is Obliged to Abandon Speaking
Trip in Southern Illinois
Chicago, Sept. 3. Lawrence T.
Sherman, nominated in the republican
primaries to succeed Senator Shelby
M. Cullom in the United States sen
ate w-ill not be opposed In the legis
lature by any members of the pro
gressive party who may be elected to
the general assembly in November.
This assertion was made yesterday
! by & member of the progressive state
) organization, who Is believed to be in
a position to know the temper of both
the rank and file and the leaders of
the new party.
Friends of Mr. Sherman say he will
Let attempt to dictate to the people
of the state how they shall Tote for
tSe president. One of his admirers
said Mr. Sherman expected to be ask
ed to declare himself In this regard
when he takes the stump and that he
was prepared to answer In a way that
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,a . V ,7ualurmi lnum luc Pittsburgh, Pa.. Sept. 3. Forty are
Prr.i?resKtT ct.t. RonntnHai district I dead as a result of the floods in west-
conventions will be held tonight j era Pennsylvania, Wrest Virginia and
throughout the 6tate to select new eastern Ohio. Property is damaged in
Searching Ruins in Path
of Storm in Three
LOSS IS TWO MILLIONS
Railroads at a Standstill Two
Days and Victims Near
INTO STATE SOON
Progressive Activity Makes
Democrats Anxious to Get
Candidate in Illinois.
Chicago, Sept. 3. Invasions of Illi
nois by the progressives' headliners
19 OFFICERS ARE .
CAUGHT IN GRAFT
New York Promises Start
New York, Sept. 3. The application
of District Attorney Whitman In the Bull PenS at Michiaan
i -.: i ., Amn.Kiif man a vera case of Police Lieutenant Reciter .
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and an effort will be made to bring j charged with the murder of Oambler j
Woodrow Wilson to this state within . Rosenthal, was transferred today from
D - -- - i
Original plans did not call for the
New Jersey governor's appearance
here until the latter part of this
month, but the billing of all-star at
tractions by the progressives for the
rural communities have caused a
change. While nothing definite has
been arranged. Governor Wilson will
probably reach Illinois about Sept. 15.
He will not make a rear platform
tour. Such speeches as he will make
will be set addresses planned careful
ly In advance. Representative Al
bert S. Burleson of Texas, director of
the speakers' bureau, returned to the
Karpen building headquarters yester
day to make arrangements for Gov
ernor Wilson's trips westward.
"There is a great demand for Gov
ernor Wilson in all sections." said
Representative Burleson last night
Terre Haute, Ind., Sept. 6. On ao
count of the condition of his throat, !
Colonel Roosevelt was obliged to givej
up his speaking tour through bouth- j
era Illinois, planned for today. The!
colonel said he would speak at Mat
toon. The colonel was greeted by
1.500 at the station here.
Muncie, Ind.. Sept. 3. "We're to
win this fight," said Roosevelt today.
A crowd of several hundred was at the
railway station. The colonel refused
to make a speech. His throat is still
bad. He made several speeches in the
rain yesterday and last night was tir
ed and hoarse. Members of bis party
a rth f AArf nl hltt voir mv trivet u.a v
who could not see there would be re-! undnr the 8train ln the Wxt few
belhon wherever these over-represent- W(HjkB but today tn coone, wag jn
.,..- .u.i. iumi.ua.uou Baiat hctlftr trlm. He w1I1 be und(.r tne
me strong opposition or states In care of a specialist during the trip.
uifru was a real republican
party, was blind as a bat, and the
man who could not hear the rumble
of the rising storm as deaf as an
HAILS AfiAINVT S1STK.
"If the convention which nominated
Taft had cbangtid the system in obed
ience to the popular demand we might
have had patience to wait, but as
though wanting to furnish every rea
son for revolt It attempted to fasten
it itlll more firmly upon us. If this
were all we would be amply justified
in overthrowing the system by refus
ing to accept the nominee. But this
is not all. The system, indefensible
as It is, was not enough to overcome
the adverse majority in the republi
can states and therefore the com-
plaisaut committee, and following
them the convention, deliberately
seated Taft delegates from Washing
ton, California, Arizona and Texas
who had no shadow of a title to seats
ln the convention. I speak of these
states because I examined the record
as to theto and reached a conclusion
after the uoet careful study and re
flection. MtJOKITV W ILL, ICNOItFJJ.
"Thus the will of a tremendous ma
jority was defeated by the power of
a bad system and the machinations of
the committee. I take no pleasure la
reciting these things, for I would like
to support the republican candidate
for president. There is but one way,
however, to make sure the system
of the Chicago convention will be
abolished and the sceues never re
peated, and that Is to make it plain
that the candidate who is the product
of the system and be beneficiary of Its
methods cannot reach the office to
which be aspires. Therefore I cannot
"The reason republicans were so
largely against the renominstlon of
Taft was their profound convictioa
that the people should rule the coun
try. The fact that this was the atti
tude of ths vast majority of republi
cans proves to me conclusively that a
new party Is unnecessary, untimely
t IL1. RiJT AKD lit; FORM.
"I fear It will retard, rather than
hasten reform. Roosevelt was the
manifest choice of the greater num
ber cf republicans who expressed a
choice for president. He was appeal
ing to the moral and progressive forc
es of the people, and I expect to vote
for him; but It must be understood I
co so protesting sgalcst the org a cita
tion of another party and dissenting
ith some of the doctrines of his plat
form. My vote for him will indicate
I believe that he desires to promote
the common welfare, but will not In
dicate that I look upon a new party
as a wise or enduring movement ln
Cummins said his chief Interest ln
this campaign is to see that the re
publican state nominees are elected.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 3. Governor
Johnson of California was tho princi
pal attraction at the Nebraska pro
rressive convention scheduled today
roon. The third party leaders decided
to endorse the state candidates of the
republican party without exception,
provided the candidates are desirous
of such endorsement.
JohnagnM.X.bausted from speaking
ln the rain at Topeka yesterday and
a long night ride, -was forced to call
off some engagements. He will ad
dress the convention. His condition
Is not serious.
St, Louis, Mo. Sept. 3. The possi
bility of fusion between the forces of
regular republicans and progressives
lu this state was said today at tha
headquarters of the latter to have en
tirely disappeared and the cry among
delegates to the progressive conven
tion which opens this afternoon was
"no fusion." It was declared the pr
gressives were determined to place
their own candidate ln the field. Roose
velt will be the chief attraction at the
session this afternoon. He will ad
dress the delegates.
New York, Sept. 3. Wilson said to
day he regarded his speeches at Buf-
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-tV?r. fe MwHtij: jftff
criminal branch of the supreme court
before Justice Gotf. , sitting at an ex
traordinary term. Goff granted the ap
plication, agreeing not only that Beck
er should be tried before him, but that
he should plead to the Indictment be
fore him. Some startling evidence on
the subject of police graft in New York
city Is likely to be revealed In the re-1
ports of the aldermanic Investigation
committee which Is Just beginning
work here. Evidence has been sub
mitted which is just beginning work
here. Evidence has been submitted
covering a period of three years in
volving 18 police Inspectors or cap
tains and numerous less officers in the
Becker still refused to plead on ad
vice of counsel that the indictment
was "improperly Illegally found," and
Justice Goff directed a technical plea
of not guilty entered for the prisoner.
Goff quickly overruled four motions
brought by Attorney Mclntyre for
Becker to obtain delay, and set the
trial for Sept. 12.
Becker's lawyers did not ask for a
change of venue.
Liverpool, Eng., Sept 3. Thomas
Coupe, an eye witness of the murder
of Gambler Rosenthal, was met by a
detective when the Lusitanla docked
today. Coupe was Informed District
Attorney Whitman of New York want
ed him to return as a witness at the
trial of Police Lieutenant Becker.
Coupe willingly accompanied the de
tectives to a police station, where a
consultation was held, and then went
to a hotel.
New York, Sept 3. Two days after
Coupe sailed word reached Whitman
he had disappeared. Whitman said
he feared this marked the beginning
of attempts to spirit away witnesses.
State Penitentiary are
ALL INMATES ARMED1
Militia Called With Orders to
Shoot First One Trying to
party nominees or to indorse nom-j the neighborhood of two millions, j "Following his eastern speeches now
inees of other parties for both the up-1 Many families are homeless. Crews
falo, especially the one at the evening per and lower branches of the legis-j are hard at work today putting tracks
maBB meeting, as "setting the stase lature. in shape to restore traffic, which has
for the campaign" and his "first po- i Chicago, 111., Sept. 3. Secretary been at a standstill two days,
lltical address." He was pleased with Ickes of the progressive state commit-) kim nomr.s is df.uhis.
the manner ln which the crowds ap- te said today the progressives would Fifteen bodies were recovered from
plauded his speech analyzing the third have a candidate for the United States I tne a(,bris. grattered through the val-
j.riy piauorui. SEnaie p opposition co ouermaii ue-
New York, Sept. 3. Chairman Hil- spite the reports that Sherman had an
les announced a complete record of all , understanding with progressives,
contributions to the campaign fund1
DENIAL. OF CANAL STORY
Ixndon, Sept 3. Complete dis-
ley of Harmon's creek at Colliers, W.
Va. Searching parties are digging the
ruins of demolished homes in various
Pood districts in the hope of finding
bodies. But the rush of waters is so
strong it is believed the victims have
been carried far away.
of the republican party would be made! ENGLAND HAS OFFICIAL
White River Junction, Vt., Sept. 3.
ermont la electing a governor to i
dT and whichever nartv win will ar, i , .v. r,. . 1 . FOOI IS SCARCK.
cen the result a. a harbinser of suck. . f" . ' .. I Fd in ome 8ect,n 18
ress at the residential contest in No- lFh forf'I?n ''n'0" 01 ascal ea nic'al i cause railroad communication has ,
veraber. A three-days' rain storm wa8 announcement that .-gland will ror-, been cut off, but caravans of loaded
still beating down on both sides of the ,nally deman arbitration on the 1 an- j wagons are making their way over
Green mountains of Vermont to.lav I anm canal t0,ta Option. In reply tc badly washed roads with needed sup
Predictions were made of clear ' rw,u8tg for d"'8-118 of tne reported , plies. Damage to manufacturing
weather by noon. demand for arbitration, it was stated I plants will be very heavy.' In some
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 8 A rrl-' tnat "Lnes of action which lie before instances It will be necessary to in-
0j wie goverumeui are uu ueiug cuusiu- stall new macmnery.
ereu ana any announcement oi tne , .
kind is premature." IfiHir) HOLDING PI PP.TinM
An official of the foreign office said
the Panama canal question remains
'exactly in the same position it has
occupied for some time. TIfc; govern-
i Fate of Proposed Constitutional
j Amendments to Be Decided Today.
I Columbus, Sept. 3. The fate of 42
r.sry election for the nomination
candidates for state, congressional,
legislative and county tickets ln Wis
consin was held today.
Milwaukee, Sept. S. Police returns
of the vote of the primary election In
Milwaukee at noon show a total of
ii nnn . i,u .1.,. .i ..i ' n-.ent in all Drobabilitv will nrooose
vote will be many thousands short of Terence to arbitration at the Hague. Proposed amendments to Ohio s cen
tre registration, which was 86.000. but the method of submitting it has j stitution, including the initiative and
Reports from various places In the ,lot been decided upon. It is possible referendum, women's suffrage, muni
state outside of Milwaukee indicate i the government will await the result cipal home rule and change of the
a light vote.
I in the hope the United States may
find a way afterward of meeting the
planned he will start west.
"He will make a series of speeches
in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minne.
bo La, For the most part thesa speech
es will be made on particular occa
sions in response to some of the invi
tations he has received. He will not
make rear platform speeches. Iater
he will make a swing through Mis
souri, Kansas and Iowa and several
other Btates, delivering a series of
speeches in which he will deal with
all the issues of the present cam
paign." Ohio was put into the democratic
column by former Representative
John J. Lentz of Columbus. Mr. Lentz
brought all sorts of cheer to the dem
"Ohio will be as safely democratic
as Texas," he said, "for Governor Wil
son will not only poll the full demo
cratic strength, but will gain thous
ands of votes from the republican
tanks. Without a third candidate in
the field President Taft could not
come within 50,000 votes of carrying
his own state. With Colonel Roosevelt
in the race Governor Wilson's lead
will be astounding.
"W will also elect Representative
uames ox 10 tne governorship bv a
La Crosse, Wis. Tired of life,
George Erbst, Jr., aged 28, member
of a well known La Crossff-famHy-.
com mitt&T -suicide by shooting at hla
Marengo, 111. Being thrown from
an automobile when it skidded and
turned completely around, caused the
death of Brainard, the 6-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Robb of
this city. .
New York Reynold Frosbrey, ac
counted one of the most desperate
men ln the country and held in the
Tombs on double charges of murder,
made good his escape yesterday b$
scaling the outer wall.
Valparaiso, Ind. Whilo returning
from the Laporte county fair Frank
Walsworth of Chicago was knocked
down here and robbed of a $70 gold
watch. Albert Davidson was arrested,
accused of the crime.
Detroit, Mich. Right at the heels
of the national gathering of. tomb
stone manufacturers. American press
humorists from all over the United
States started yesterday to enjoy
their week of recreation in Detroit.
Baltimore Fire was discovered
yesterday in the hold of the steamer
Nantucket. The water that was pour
ed into her by fire fighters caused her
; cargo to list and she turned over and
sank. Two sailors are missing.
ONE FATALITY 0N,FIRST
REED BIRD SEASON DAY
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 3. The gun
ning season for reed birds opened in
Pennsylvania and New Jersey yester
day and already one fatality and the
irjury of 12 sportsmen has been re-pcrted.
Jackson. Mich., Sept. 3. Rioting
convicts at Jackson prison, overcom
ing all restraint, shortly before noon
entered the prison bull pens and lib
crated "5 fellow prisoners. An hour
later the authorities apparently had
the convicts cowed by the presence of
Jackson militia companies, fire
men and special officers, who hurried
to the scene after the outbreak. There
were no fatalities, but considerable
property was damaged.
That the prison officials fear the
worst has not yet come was evident
at noou today w hen It was learned the
Lansing company of national guard
was ordered to this city.
COWICT SHOT DOW5.
Every man who can be Induced to
act as special guard Is being rushed
to the prison armed. The supply of
firearms at the prison is exhausted
and heavy inroads made in the sup
ply of hardware stores. A number of
newspaper correspondents have been
sworn in as deputies and are unable
to send reports to their papers. One
fleeing convict failing to halt when
ordered, was shot down by a guard.
Tho prisoner was running across a
yard. The shooting was done by a
It was said this afternoon the mi
litia had successfully cowed the re
bellious convicts, who were safely
locked up. Governor Osborne is ex
pected here tonight to take charge of
TRY TO SCALE WALLS.
Jackson, Mich., Sept. 3. Rioting
among convicts confined in the bull
pens has broken out. The convicts
are now In the prison yard, with offi
cials exerting every effort to keep
them from going over the walls. Ix
cal companies of state militia have
been ordered to the prison at once and
It. is said have orders to shoot the first
prisoner attempting to scale the walls.
FIKKMKV CALLED OLT.
When the prisoners reached the
ard thoy began ruining everything
in reach, and fearing they would set
the factories on fire, the fire depart
ment was summoned and now is aid
ing In endeavoring to subdue the riot
ers. Hundreds of shopmen and oth
ers are on the streets surrounding the
prison and special police are having
difficulty in keeping the crowd in or
der. ALL AIIR ARMED.
About seventy-five convicts were In
the bull pens which were opened by
the Inmates. Practically every pris
orer had secured weapons of some
kind Boon after gaining their liberty.
Knives, hammers, barrel staves, etc..
were used by the convicts in an en
deavor to overpower the guards inside
the prison walls.
TURKIC HtVE F.SCAPEI1.
Seeing the firo department enter the
yard many of the rioters fled back Into
the prison, while others hid in fac
tory buildings, hoping to scale tho
walls when an opportunity presentd.
It Is said during the excitement three
convicts escaped and are now at large.
DEATHS IN A DAY
Seek to Limit Traffic.
The making of Seventh avenue be-
New York. Sept. 3.-Carlton T. Gar
retson, editor of Judge, who was
thrown from bis horse In Central
lrx.rU Vour Vnrli M a v 10. died ill that
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-w. .u."r.uu,.u B,,u rorlT-jciy yesterday morning.
HILTON LOSES TO WALDO
IN FIRST ROUND AT GOLF
Wheaton, 111, Sept 3. C. G. Waldo,
Jr., took the measure of Champion
ALL CARRY ARMS
Destroy Railroad Property and
Cut Wires in West
majority even greater than that which ' Rlxth street a pleasure drive is the son was totally paralyzed by the ac-
Oovernor Harmon had two years ago, : "nlv w'a-v to prevent itg. continued use j cident from the neck down. His mind
which was more than one hundred fnr heavy traffic, is the gist of an ojdni-' w as clear, however, and two weeks
of the elections ln the United States Judicial system are being decided to- thousand votes. We will also come ion handed Mayor H. M. Schriver by : ago he dictated some material for
day at a special election. Early voting ! miKhty close to electing our complete j LUF Attorney J. . Witter. The prr.p- judge.
coneressional ticket. ' eriy ow ners must present a petition l
Edward F. Dunne, gubernatorial aking that the boulevard be set aside ! Washington, Sept. 3. Hamilton
candidate, will confer w ith Arthur W. a drive before such action can be ! King, United States minister to Siam,
in the larger cities was fairly heavy,
according to report Many laborers,
interested in labor proposals, voted
before going to work.
1,000 MONGOLIANS ARE
SLAIN bT I Ht (JmNbSh Conditions Improved,
Chicago. Sept 3. A Daily News Pe-! Washington. Sept 3. Derided im
king dispatch says: "General Chang provement in conditions in Nicaragua ! tDd f"I! B,afr and a" ,he nprPS8ar-vl
Cholin attacked a large force of Mon-1 K .Ki. ... . -! bureaua w,n- 'l ' expected, be in
, , -s"" " working order within a few davR Tho
Charles of Carml, chairman of thejtakt;a
state central committee, this morn-!
Int. The state headquarters at the!
Hotel Sherman have been enlarged
golians near Tonanfu, defeating them '
after a 12 hour battle. The Mongol
ians lost 1.000 killed and 700 were tak
en prisoners. The Chineee captured
j five guns and much ammunitioo.
Charleston, W. Va, Sept, 3. Mar
tial law has been proclaimed In the j pp. KQ, w DflprirJPQQ K
. m . ! .- . I iwwwii-i U.l..V..UU .w
this morning on the 1
links of the C hicago Golf club In the en Cabin creeks today. The move
fist half of the initial round of match! was precipitated by the destruction of
KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT
Berlin, Sept. 3. Baroness Von Eck-
is believed the navy on will have the! Dunne headquarters will be mercel
i with the state headquarters on Thurs
situation ln hand as far as control of
lines of communication.
Sutherland reports the re-establsh-ment
of railway communication be
tween Corlnto and Managua. Trains
are operated by American bluejackets.
President Wrencnes Foot
Beverly. Sept. 3. President
WOOD IN PLEA OF NOT
GUILTY TO INDICTMENT
Boston, Sept. 3. William M. Wood,
j president of the American Woolen
LOST IN FLAMES
Twenty-five Valuable Ho
Killed in a Fire at Gales
Galesturg, 111, Sept. 3. Marsh's
j died yesterday at Bangkok. Vice Con-
sal Hansen, who reported the event
to the state department in Washing
ton, cabled that death was sudden, re
sulting from uraemia and heart fail
ure. Mr. King, whose home was ln
Olivet, Mi'di., was born at St. Johns,
N. F., in h',2. He had been in the
diplomatic service since 188. A grad
uate of Olivet college, who studied also
Horses! at Chicago Theological Semlniary.
the University of Leipzig, and the
Anvrican school at Athens. Mr. Kin.j
was well known as a lecturer, preach
er and political speaker. From 1879
to 1839 he was principal of the pre-
j company, today pleaded not guilty to stab'es, one of the leading horse mar-! paratory of Olivet college. Sheldon' L.
n!.iv f.,r th.. nutiormi uinxieur r ham- ra ilroad property bv striking miners. , tard6tein. a Prussian noblewoman, is,
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j.iouship The Bridptport youth play-IMore than five thousand strikers are dead here, a victim of the wild boar,u,u 11 "l lc-' e"" ioa. rus rigci, tne indictment charging hi:n with con-, kets of the state since 18b2, burned, Crosby, recently made first secretary
id in par. having the Er.lish masterjall declared armed with rifles. All bunt. She was accidentally shot and ; foot, injured several years ago, was spiring to distribute dynamite during this afternoon. Twenty-five valuable of the legation at Bangkok, was or
me dawn at the turn and five downiwiree ln the strike zone have been mortally wounded by a kinsman. Count i wrenched late yesterday. It caubea the Lawrence textile strike last win-: tnimals were lost. The damage was dered by the state department to take
at the home hole.
Fiack. Von Yinckenstea.
uq fain, but some inconvenience. iter.
charge in Mr. King's pUcs.