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DETROIT’S ONLY
PROGRESSIVE DAILY
TWELFTH YEAR, NO. 15 n.
WOODROW WILSO* CLUB Os
WAYNE COUNTY LAUNCHED
WITH LARGE MEMBERSHIP
G. V. N. Lothrop Is President,
A. D. McGuire Secretary, and
Wilber Brotherton Treasurer
WILL ORGANIZE COUNTY
Club Plans To Take Prominent
Part in Local Campaign
For Jersey Governor 1
The Woodrow Wilson chib of
Wavne county has been * successfully
laurched, and from the way In which
memberi; are enrolling it promises to
he jui important factor in Democratic
affairs in this district. The club start,
ed off''with several hundred members,
and the Indications are that a large
Proportion of the young Democratic
voters of Detroit will be members
wjeu the gets under
Preliminary organization was com
pleted this week, and G. v\N. Loth
rop was chosen president,
I). Maguire is secretary of the organ
ization, and Wilber Brotherton Is
treasurer. The plans of the chib In
clude a complete organization of the
county.
'The day of "Boss rule Tn lnditics is
past,” said Arthur D. Maguire, secre
tary of the club, "and the object ot
ihe Woodrow Wilson club of Wayne
county is to place on record a major
ity of the Democrats of this county
in favor of Woodrow Wilson. It will
give the Democratic voters a chance
to express their preference, and it
will amount to a presidential primary
for the county. We believe that if a
majority of the Democrats of Wayne
county want Wilson for their presi-
Jjgjlfljß''ja ■ -
A Rl'll I R D. NrCil IKK
debtial candidate that the delegates
from this county should go to the
? fate convention instructed for Wil
son.
'The large number of Democrats
who have sent in enrollment cards
or have brought them in personally
:H evidence that there is a strong feel
ing for Wilson in this county, and the
Woodrow Wilson club ha 9 been form
ed to give these an opportunity to ex
press themselves.
‘ This is a Democratic year, but the
opportunity will be lost if the Demo
crate do not choose the right sort of
a candidate. A reactionary Democrat
is precious little better than a reac
tionary Republican Progress is the
keynote of the campaign, and any
candidates or party that opposes the
demand of the people fer progressiva
measures will go down to defeat.
“We must judge men by their per
formances. When Woodrow Wilson
ran for the governorship of New- Jer
sey, he proodsed that he would be
the attorney-m-fact of the people in
the office of chief executive. Every
promise that he made in his platform
now appears on the statute books of
New Jersey as enacted law.**
For the present the headquarters
of the Woodrow Wilson club will be
In room 301 Telegruph building.
.WARRANT OUT FOB "BILLY"
LEE FOR 808-SUPPORT
Another Woman Said To Fig
ure In Troubles of Former
School Board Secretary
William J. I/ee. former secretary
of the board of education, went down
to Jefeat when the school board ring,
’of which he was reckoned as a prin
cipal cog, was crushed, was made
defendant in a warrnnt issued by Jus
tice .ftfTries'-AVednesday morning, in
which Mrs. Lucy 3. Lee charges her
lisband with failing to support her and
her 7-year-old son. William R. I^ee.
The wile and child have been living
with her parents at No. ftrtS Mt. EL
liott-ave., since last October, and she
alleges that in that time Lee hus not
Contributed a cent to her support.
Lee Is living at No. 1172 East Grand
bird.
The gay Hv*. and another* woman
are said to figure in the matrimonial
troubles of the Lee*
Mrs, Lee frequently demanded of
her husband that he furnish support
ibr her and her child, but Lee only
laughed at. her, she said, and told
her that she could do nothing with
him. when she threatened to have him
taken to court.
The warrant followed.
Italian Seeks Divorce.
Francisco Puleo filed suit for di
vorce against his wife Domenica,
Wednesday morning, charging that
•he refused to leave her home in Italy
to come to America with him.
ONE DEFENDS SEN. STEPHENSON ;
OTHER ASKS THAT HE BE OUSTED
*i:\ t rOK HOMERKMK RKKiTOR Cl MNIKN
Nfiialor I'omcrrar, us Ohio, ut-frutleil Nrnator Nirphißtoa, of WUconala, In
\\ aNhlngton today, i«>luk he nhould be allowed to hold hla Meat. while
Senator Cummlaa, of l#wa. uraed that the aied \\ Imcobmlu nuu be ouated.
See Mtory ou I’nge Elßhl.
MASS MEETING PLANNED TO
PROTEST AGAINST DEEM
10 REVISION OF CHARTER
Council’s Blow To Municipal
Ownership Causes Much
Indignation In City
\
MAY BE RECONSIDERED
Hoped That Aldermen Will Yet
Arrange For Special
Election in June
Municipal ownership advocates who
wer? disappointed by the action of
the council, Tuesday night, in voting
against the submission of the ques
tion of charter revision in a special
election are planning to hold a mass
meeting to protest. An effort will be
made to get the council to recousider
the vote in the meeting next Tuesday
night, but notice of reconsideration
must b«f filed by Friday night by
some alderman who voted against
the special election.
When Aid Littlefield voted against
the immediate submission plan some
of tbie aldermen supposed for a time
that he did so simply to have the
privilege of filing u reconsideration
notice, when it became evident that
the "antis” would vote down the pro
position. Great was their surprise
to learn from Littlefield that under
no circumstances would he move for
reconsideration.
'•'he vote Tuesday night was th**
true expression of my opinion on the
subject.” he said to The Times Wed
nesday morning. "I believe a special
election would boa useless waste of
money and under no circumstances
will I file notice of reconsideration.”
As lute as Tuesday noon advocates
of the special election supposed that
they had Littlefield with them.
No sooner had the council's action
become known, Wednesday morning,
than the aldermen began hearing from
their constituents. The laboring ele
ment is very favorable to the plan
for a special election, and some of tlu*
leaders are now planning with the
municipal ownership men to call a
mass meeting and Invite some of the
aldermen, so as to insure notice of a
reconsideration being, filed by Friday
night. They believe fhey can muste"
sufficient strength by next Tuesday
night to put through the special elec
tion plan. Arrangements may be com
pleted Wednesday afternoon for the
mass meeting, which will probably be
held Thursday night.
In this connection it is pointed out
that Aid. Gutman is a candidate for
county auditor and Aid. Watson is a
candidate for county treasurer. Some
of the labo* union people believe they
can exert sufficient Influence over one
or the other of them to secure the
filing of a reconsideration notice.
The proposition to submit the ques
tion of charter revision In a special
election. June 13, was defeated in the
council, Tuesday night, by a vote of
iy to I*'» A resolution to submit the
question and elect charter revision
commissioners In the regular No
vember election, was then adopted by
a vote of 22 to 13. Asa pledge of his
caatlauae •• ***** Tn*
AGED RAG PICKER IS
FOUND DEAD IN HOVEL
Jacob Webebr, rag picker. 85 years
old, was found dead In a hovel at the
rear of No. 56 Mullett-st., Wednesday
morning. Starvation Is supposed to
have been the cause of death. Adolph
Houlsisn and John Brennan, earn
over 90 years .old, who shared the
quarters with Webber, were found
suffering from cold and hunger, mere
being but little bed clothing and only
a tew crusts of bread In the place.
The house was filthy, Wm. De
ier, Coroner Burgess’ clerk, reported
to the health beard.
GARBAGE WAGON DRIVER
KILLED BY STREET CAR
The driver of a city garbage wagon
was fatally injured when a Fort c-r
collided with his wagon at Fort and
Seventeenth-sts.. about 1 o'clock Wed
nesday afternoon, lie was uncon
scious when picked up from the pave
ment and died Just as the ambulance
reached St. Mary’s hospital. The am
bulance attendants were unable to
learn the name of the victim.
fla«lneaa>llke rrtnllat. Mq fuss and
•** feather* The plain nest kind that
looks right. Times Prtaf In* C§„ II
John R St Ph Main lifts, or City lilt,
®he gdroil ®imjes
r=^=
"OUTRAGEOUS TACTICS;
SAYS ROOSEVELT OF
DEFEAT IN NEW YORK
Expresses His Determination To
Flay Bosses With Re
doubled Vigor
ARRIVES IN FORT WAYNE
“No Real Vote of Republicans
in Empire State,” Former
President Declares
FORT WAYNE, Ind.. March 27.—In
dignant ove. his defeat in the New
York primaries by what he termed
”ou.rngeous tactics,” Col. Roosevelt
arrived here at 10:10 a. m. today de
termined to day the bosses with re
doubled vigor during his western trip.
Returns from the primaries were
received at Canton. Ohio, early this
morning and the report filled the en
tire Roosevelt party with gloom.
Col. Roosevelt said when the figures
were shown him:
"In New York state as a whole
there was no real vote of the Repub
lican party wnatever. Outside.of New
York City the primary law is a farce;
inside of New York City it has been
showu to he a criminal farce. Even
as it is one-fourth of the delegates
are straightout Roosevelt men, and
of the remaining three-fourths, the
great majority of those elected from
New York City have no more claim
to sit in a Republican convention
than if they were sent to it by Tam
many llall, for they were elected by
methods more outrugeous than the
worst methods that Tammany Hall
Itself ever employed in an election.
In my speech tonight at Chicago I
“hall take this matter up in detail,
and explain why these men in no
shape or way represent the Republi
can party, and why no action of theirs
should Lc accepted as representative
of or binding on the Republican par
ty.”
Medili McCormick denounced the
conduct of the Taft organization as
"political grand larceny,” and Indi
cated that a contesting delegation
from New York would be sent to the
national convention. Fifteen hundred
people greeted Roosevelt at Lima,
Ohio, where he spoke for two min
utes Irom the rear of the train. He
•aid:
•‘Friends, the principles for which
l stand and upon which I am try
ing to insist are that in the long run
the American people can govern them
selves better than any other body
can govern them. Now all I want is
to apply the same principle to us col
lectively that each of us applies In
dividually. Each man that is fit to
Continued no Cage Two.
DRIVER OF SUFFERING
HORSE DRAWS FINE
Walter Jennings, a driver for the
Jasln Cartage Go., was fined $lO n>
Justice Stein, Wednesday morning, on
the charge of driving a horse stiffm
ing from an ugly collar-sore. His en.
ployer. who was a co-defendant in the
complaint, paid Jennings* fine, and
wus himself released on suspended
sentence.
Adam Mitchell and John Unsworth,
drivers for the Moreton Cartage Cos.,
were released on suspended sentence,
as It w’rh the first complaint of the
sort against the firm, and they prom
ised to give no more trouble In the
future.
The Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals brought the rases
into court.
TWO GIRLS GET
VERDIC TS FOR SI,OOO
A verdict of SI,OOO In favor of Kffie
Harder wus returned by a Jury against
the L>. U. R. in Judge Van Zile’s court,
Wednesday. The plaintiff was injured
whiU attempting to board a car at
licaublen-at. and Forest ave.. more
than a year ago.
A verdict for the same amount was
returned against Leopold Toblanski,
siipeiintendcnt of the Detroit "white
wings.” in the suit brought against
htrn by Agnes Nickel. The plaintiff,
aged 19. claimed site was run down
by 1 obianskl's auto at Wayne at. and
Lafayette-blvd. alnntt a year ago. and
so badly hurt that her mind and mem
ory were affected. The case had been
on trial for several days In Judge
Murphy's court.
ltaalneaa-tlke Printing. No fuss and
no fi-atnvrs. The plain, neat kind that
looks right. Time* Prlatlaa Cn., IS
John R -at. Main llftt or City Sill.
WEn NKS nA Y, MARCH 27, /1 91 2.
DEMOCRATS SHE TARIFF
BOARD'S METHODS (RE
ERRONEOUS AND UNTENABLE
House Members File Voluminous
Report on Wool Bill,
Vetoed By President
ANALYSIS SHOWS NOTHING
Declare Experts’ Report Gives
No Reasons For Change in
Measure Passed Last Year
WASHINGTON. March 27.—De
nouncing the theories and methods of
the tariff bourd us "erroneous and
untenable,” the Democrats of the
house ways and means committee to
day filed with the house a voluminous
report on the reintroduced Under
wood wool bill, vetoed by the presi
dent last summer.
The committee declares that the
wool report gives absolutely no rea
sons change In the bill
passed las^inear.
"The committee has made a care
ful analysis of the report of the tar
iff board in order to interpret the
findings and to discover in what par
ticulars the committee's bill of the
last session was defective,” the re
port states. "This analysis has failed
jto reveal anything that requires a
single change in the rates fixed in j
the committee's bill.
"As shown in the analysis, the
data of the report of the tariff board
have been found to be diffuse and j
unsystematic and to present insig-,
nlflcant findings.
"The theory of applying tariff
duties according to the difference iu
the cost of production in this and for
eign countries, upon which the board
has projected and prepared its re- \
port, is entirely erroneous and un- j
tenable.
"Those persons who are willing to
overlook the lack of theoretical
soundness and of statistical accuracy, j
will find the data of the report too
fragmentary and incomplete to admit
of conclusions with reference to rates
of tariff duty. The report leaves the
question of the tariff duties on wool ;
as much unsolved as before the tariff j
board was formed.
"In preparing this bill no inten
tional provision was made for pro
tection, the endeavor being to reduce
and adjust rates with a view to pro
ducing the largest amount of revenue
consistent w ith the proper considers-'
lion of the consumer. It is believed
that the rates of this bill approach
<Continued on Pag* Poar.)
JOHN ARSUCKLE DIES i
SUDDENLY IN HEW YORK
Noted Sugar and Coffee Magnate
Was One of Best-Known
Philanthropists
i
NEW YORK, March 27—John Ar
buckle, the noted sugar and coffee
magnate, and one of the best known
i philanthropists In the United States,
died suddenly at his home today! He
was at his office on Saturday seem
ingly In good health, but was taken
with a chill and went home. His ill
ness was considered slight, but there
was a sudden turn for the worse early
today, and the doctors were unable
to tevive their patient.
Arbuckle’s body will be taken to
Pittsburgh for burial. He was 74
years old.
Arbuckle was the head of the firm
of Arbuckle Brothers, established in
i 1871, which was the largest single
concern dealing in roasted coffee lu
j packages in the United States.
Arbuckle was a "practical” philan
thropist, having established various
! homes for working men and women,
! or.e in particular, an old-time sailing
; vessel, known as the Floating Hotel,
being the best "first aid Tor Cupid”
in this vicinity. Ye*.—, working peo
ple were assured clean, comfortable
apartments on the old boat at a cheap
rate, and it was Arbuckle’s boast that
the enterprise was self-sustaining.
The boat remained at a pier during
the winter months, but In the hot
weather, was towed up the sound or
down tin* bay nightly so that thoan
Oil board could benefit by (lie cool
ocean breezes. Arbuckle also sent
several thousand children to his own
j fresh ail camp annually.
' WOMAN GASHED BY
FALLING WINDOW SUES
Mrs. Nina Howell, Injured Oct. 13,
! 1910. when a window fell from the
, Newton Annls building and cut a ’>ad
gash in her leg, began suit in Judge
Murphy's court, Wednesday, for sls
- naming Newton Annls. the Whit
ney Realty Cos. and the American
Window Cleaning Cos. as defendants.
The window was being cleaned at the
time of the accident, and fell from the
third floor.
IHE WEATHER
For Detroit ami vlelnltj i 11 riian.
,1a» night. eloiidM Thar»<la>, pr«»haM>
■ betters, ne material eksnice la lea.
lierat ore i ttln«l« *hlftlaa„ to moderate
northerly.
■ .otter Wlehlgnni Generally fair In
north port lea i loenl aaott or rnla In
aouth portion fonlakt or Tbnraria) »
moderate tarlahle ttlnda.
today** ti'.si’khiti hi:v
I Na. m. ZH a. m :W
• a. m. . ail II a. m at
; K a. m 31 12 aoaa »*
It a. 3:i t p. m :i't
One yenr ago todayi lllgheat tern*
pern tore, .VI t law eat. ZM« mean. Ml)
cloud> ttratber ttlfh .24 Inch ot rain
and «nntt during the rin>.
The ana aeta today at 3i.12 p. m.
and rises Thnraday a« Si TJ a. is.
The moon seta at 2i.12 a. m. Thursday.
CHARM*:* W. W IBHKX A COMPACT
K Xpert a on Platlnnm Work.
| Jettelera— W aahlnaton Arcade.
COMMANDER OF UNITED STATES
TROOPS, READY TO INVADE MEXICO
I* V> f J i iljji
iVv^ •.** /, w. 4l
jv^VvT
I ' .*>r**' $ s&£>? ‘
- ..*0" > . . > x x ’
Col. K. 7.. Sirrver (In mlddlel, mint In In rounnid of Anrrlcaa troops on Hlo
Grande border. (ire story on I'age Tnol . -
OVER 40 MAYORS ASK THAT
STEPS BE TAKEN SO CITIES
CANAMEHDTHEIRCHARTERS
Rep. Verdier Is Expected To In
troduce Resolution Asking:
Osborn To Submit Measure
SUFFRAGE BILL IN HOUSE
Seven Representatives Who
Voted Against It in Regular
Session Favor It Now
From a Staff Correspondent.
LANSING, Mich., March 27.—Gov
ernor Osborn said this morning that
he had received messages from forty
to fifty mayors of Michigan citleH ask
ing for steps to secure a constitu
tional amendment that would enable
cities to amend their charters without
revising them.
It is said that Representative Ver
dier will introduce a resolution this
afternoon asking the governor to sub
mit the required measure. It is also
planned to secure an amendment to
the home-rule law go that cities will
be able to amend their charters often
er than once in two years.
The resolution to ask the governor
for authority to amend the law rela
tive to the building of armories* which
was defeated the other day, was re
considered this morning and adopted
It is understood that the governor's
message on this matter is prepare l
und will lve submitted thfs afternoon
and that its submission will be fol
lowed by the offering of a bill tha*
will more liberally provide state funds
for the erection of armories.
The woman’s suffrage measure
came over from the senate after hav
ing been given the necessary two
thirds majority iu that body and on
motion of Representative Flowers the
rules were suspended and it was
placed on the general order. It was
claimed Hits morning that seven mem
bers who voted against the bill at
the regular session were in favor of
it now. The suffragists need but 12
more than they had at the regular
session.
it is planned not to take the mat
ter up for final action until there Is
a reasonable certainty that the neces
sary have been secured.
There was some friction in the
house this morning when the speaker
decided that the rule providing that
bills must be printed and placed be
fore the members five days prior to
final action, did not apply to a special
session.
The ruling came as a result of a
point of order made, to the effect that
(Continued on Page Knur.#
FORMER O.U.R. CONDUCTOR
CHARGES SLANDER; SUES
vV. R. Miller Says Road Accused
Him of BcinK Leader of (lan#
Defrauding Traction Concerns
Walter Russell .Miller, who gained
considerable notoriety In Detroit dur
ing September, 1907, when be wus
arrested on a charge of knocking
down fares from the D. U. R., whllt
acting as comtuftnr. brought suit
against the coinpun) in Judge Van
Z'le's court, Wednesday, for fln.oot;
charging slander and libel. Miller
claims tlmj the tpmpany, in addition
to eaimlwL hhf arrest, caused to be
published - TiT —all the Detroit papers,
articles in which lie was described a.,
the leader of a gang of men going
about the country defrauding street
railway companies. These charge*,
he /ays. ate untrue.
jfuil Dorman, assistant superinten
dent of the I). I’. R.. the fir>r witness
called, testified under crosa-exainma
tion. that the plaintiff had gone under
at least four names. He came tq the
|). U. R.. as Walter L. Russ* il. m»
Mr. Dorman said, while his right name
is Walter Russell Miller. In Indian
aiKjll*, he went under the name of
Walter Miller; in Toledo, he was*
known as Floyd .Mtiler, and in St.
Louis, a* W, R. Miller.
MAD 00G SCARE CONTINUES;
KIEFER AND CROUL DRAFT
ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
New Measure Proposes That
Animals Be Muzzled Whenever
Away From Owners’ Homes
OPPOSITION IS IN SIGHT
Littlefield Says Aldermen Will
Likely Oppose Plan—An
other Boy Bitten
Health Officer Kiefer and Police
Commissioner Croul have completed
their draft of an amendment to the
present dog ordinance, and it will go
to the common council at an early
date. The amendment provides for
the muzzling of all dogs every day in
the year when outside of the own
ers'. homes; also for the immediate ex
termination of dogs which are vicious.
“Wo conferred with Judges Phelan
and Connolly in regard to the amend
ment," h«id Dr. Kiefer to The Times,
Wednesday, "and they assured us that
they thought it could be enforced.
Personally, C am convinced that dogs
should be muzzled at all times of the
year on the streets, In alleys or any
other place at large. I also believe
that any dog which is at all dangerous
should be killed. Human lives cannot
get too much protection from the
dread disease of hydrophobia. It is
a disease which should always be re
garded most seriously; It is not to be
trlflled with. Nor should we make
light of a mad dog segre. While con
ditions may often be exaggerated,
there Is always a great danger of the
spread of rabies. Therefore, we can
not be too careful in our precaution
ary measures.”
in the council the amendment is
likely to have pretty hard sledding.
There are several aldermen now op
posed to the plan of muzzling the
dogs all the year around.
“They’ve got to show me some
pretty good reasons before I’ll sup
port the scheme.’’ said Aid. Sherman
Littlefield to The Times, Wednes
day. "It will be pretty hard on tlo*
dogs to keep them muzzled alt the
time tlisy are away from home, and
l don't think many of the aldermen
will take very kindly to the Idea.
However, if the authorities can show
me where such a precaution Is abso
lutely r.tcessaty for the prevention of
rabies, why. I’ll likely stand by them.
It kicks to me, though, that they will
have a hard job convincing us that
I such a rtep is necessary.”
I Signal Officer Joseph Kuhn, of Elm
wood station, beat a supposed tnad
clog to death with a baseball bat.,
Tuesday afternoon, when the flying
squadron responded to a call from the
< and] atom of J .1 Youngblood, No.
10 riiamplatn-sT.7'where a big white
bulldog was frothing at the mouth
and snapping at passersby.
Tae police were told Wednesday
morning that a dog had bitten a boy
at 1.142 Belvldere-ave.
Examination of the head of the dog
which bit little Esther Robinson, No.
:is 1 Alger ave., a few clays ago, shows
that the- animal was affected wltlt
t ables. Her at in was only slight I v
lacerated, but she will be sent to the
Pasteur institute for treatment.
William Hitter, mail carrier, was
j bitten on the leg by a poodle dog »t
1 No. ciSO 1 wentv fourth-st., Tuesday af
i ter noon. In*. E. It. Mitchell, No. I'Jl*
Twenty-fourth ?t.. enuterlzed the
1 wound, which is not thought to be
I serious. The clog is now locked up
1 and will l»e watched lor hydropltc hla
! symptom*.
1 \ .tog belonging to J. Kelley, No. !♦
Plum st, and supposed to have been
j mad. snapped and snarled at people,
Tuesday afternoon. Patrolman Price
J shot tr.e animal.
Homa Smith. No. 24s Alexandrine
ave cSj! asked the pcdiec to kill a
bulldog which bit aim on .e« Tnaerr,
March »
Judge Phelan ordered Anthony Itnr
-1 tram, t<>loonkeeper. No. it>t» jl’ibi>ard
,l v*•., to kill two vicious log*, and
also i.n*> 01 e Tom dud;.nri similar
orders In regard co a dog wnlch bit
}the cook In his aorne.
'
For tJ. h *od Foreign r»f*Ms c« to
Bwrthel a H**»he*. 1* W Conar»«s-st
Joh I*rlnttnu IVt«e Hlcht. Tlmm
Frlnflns C»- 16 Jonn R -»t
LAST EDITION
ONE CENT.
SDLOItBS OH DUTI ME f
ONE WAS KILLED 110 Mill ]
HURT IN POLITICIL RIOTS,
Attempt Is Made To Assassinat# jj
Mayor, Object of Last
Night’s Attack
REGIMENT ORDERED OUT |
<
Mob Tries To Attack City
Executive and Police Open
Fire On Members
THK ORAOi
n«ri <“• •» Db**b- I
• r '» ■but t b routeb arn . died „#
■ fcortiiDK to Phim»«mm2 f I
THK WOIXDKDi
H* >moit at Sttlaglr, IN, «f Hark l||.
■ ad. nbu( through the aManaa, will
dl«t Will Inn, \ogrl, 23, Rurk laluß*.
■but through left htduTrT WmiS
Ururk, 3\ nhot through left ht»| S.
Hotk Uluud, shot through
! !' fl h, f* l,r A. Fawrrtt. Mollue, nhot
through aerk| Dr. Alfred Miocker, -M,
■hot through palm of baud, while baaZ
•■lag ob lajurrd bub.
11 °*brra wore hit hr hrfteka
nod other Btlaallro. Moot of throo orrro
■rut to thrlr hoara.
ROCK ISLAND, Ills., March 27.
The entire Sixth regiment of the IIU*
nois National Guard has been ordered
to immediate duty here by Gov.
IJeneen, as the result of last night’s
rioting and bloodshed. The regtaßKjl
composed of between 900 and 1,000
men. will he assembled here by to
night. Adjutant General Frank 4.
Dickson will be in charge. Got.
Deneeu was informed by Mayor Harry
M. Schriver and Commissioner of Pub
lic Safety Hart that it will be neces
sary to keep the troops here until
after the primary election April 9 to
prevent further rioting.
,An attempt to assassinate the
mayor was made today. Mayor
Schriver was standing in the police
station when a bullet fired from a
high-powered rifle crashed through the
window and buried itself in the wall
above the mayor’s shoulder. The po
lice could And no trace of the would
be assassin.
Grave fears are entertained by the
officials that further rioting will oc
cur tonight, as tile business portion
of the town may be in entire dark
ness. The electric light wires that
feed all the street lights were cut at
dawn.
Threats have been made that the
city hall would be dynamited if the
troops were brought in.
AdjL-Gen. Dickson is expected to
arrive here late this afternoon and
will immediately take charge of the
citv. if the situation warrants, he
will declare martial law as he hti_
been given full power to deal with the
situation by Gov. Deneeu.
Business is practically suspended
and the city is almost isolated from
Moline and Davenport, adjacent
towns. Persons of suspicious charac
ter are not permitted to enter Rock
Island.
The police and soldiers are keeping
all pedestrians moving.
With one man dead, another
dying nnd many in the hoepltale
desperately wounded, as the re
sult of a battle between the polico
and a mob. infuriated over local poli
tical developments of the last few
weeks, civil law in this town has
practically been suspended today.
Members of the Illinois National
Guard are patrolling the streets, all
saloons are closed and no one is al
lowed to loiter about the streets.
The trouble which led up to last
night's bloodshed grew' out of a bit
ter political light that has been rag
ing for a' month or more between
Mayor Harry M. Schriver, Rock Is
land's first mayor under the commis
sion form of government, and the
men opposed to him and the politl
cil machine he has built about hie
offlt ••
Infuriated by the speeches of Harry
McCuskrin. candidate for the Repub
lican nomination for state's attorney,
Edward Gardner, editor of a labor p%-
per and several other speakers in
Market Square last night, the crowd
gathered by these orators went to
the police station, demanding a speech
I from Mayor Schriver, answering the
charges against his administration.
When Schriver failed to appear
some members of the mob began
throwing stones at the Rtation house.
This outbreak was the signal for de
termined measures against the mob.
The mayor ordered Thief of PoMcb
James Biinn to clear the streets.
Schriver, with Urinn, appeared in the
(CiiaUnuad na Pas* Kvur.)
WOMAH AWARDED $300,000
! VERDICT AGAINST RAILROAD
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I Gov. Harmon Was Counsel For
Chesapeake & Ohio in
Damage Suit
<J * '
CINCINNATI. Ohio. March 27. —A
'jury in federal court today returned
i a verdict for $300,000 In favor of MM.
Jean McKell. of Chlllicothe. Obl%
against the ('heaapeuke Sc Ohio
road. > She charged the railroad brafet
an agreement to take coal from mine*
that her husband owned In Fajrettg
and Raleigh counties. West Virginl*.
Gov. Harmon, aa chief counsel for
the railroad, was in Clnctnnai for $1
dava representing the railroad. Mrs.
Mc Kell asked $3,572,000 damages.
Wants Hally Case Postponed.
The I). U. R. will ask the United
; States circuit court next Moadaj to
<.ii* heariug on the Hally tkree
•cer. fare ordinance caae. The OHM
' pan> is preparing more Inform****
, for the court relating to the coat of
service and it will not bo road*, it it
| said, for a "weak or two.

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