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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
I LAST EDITION
VOL. L.I1I. NO. 223
ROCK ISLAND, IL.L., THURSDAY, JULY 7, 104.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DELAYS DOSINESS OF THE
ST. LOUIS CONVENTION
Morning Session a Short One Bryan Demon
stration the Feature of the Afternoon.
GUARDS ON STRIKE Qflj RIVER
Trouble at Elgin Insane Hospital Fol
lows Discharge of Man for
TWENTY-ONE LEAVE PLACES
t ifiiis Attempt to buciipr and
.r-M( IMst.nl rr I'rt-vuIIm.
CHAMP CLARK FOR PERMANENT CHAIRMAN
Nebraska Leader Takes Illinois Contest to the
Floor for Settlement.
St. Louis, July 7. At 10:10 the Col
iseum was nearly (tiled with the ex
ceptloa of the space Allotted delegates.
The weather condition were greatly
i in ji ro v-l . The credentials commit tee
was still in session.
The convent ion was railed to order
at 10: IS. Chairman Williams was
submitted the minority report in the
ease of Illinois.
Will lUjonrii Till XnrnliiK.
When the convention adjourns to
day it will be until 10 tomorrow,
when the committee on platform will
he ready to rejiort.
ln Nomlnnte Tftnlicht.
St. Louis, July 7. As he was going
FRANCIS MARION C0CKRELL, MISSOURI'S FAVORITE SON
cheered as he took his place on the
I'niyer W tin llrlt'f.
Archbishop Glennon of St. LoOis of
fered a brief prayer which was ap
plauded for his terseness end delivery.
The report of the committee on rules
was then read and adopted.
The committee on rules reported
recommending an amendment of the
rules to provide for seating delegates
from Porto Rico and the Philippines.
S- SOtor Grady of New York took the
platform and defended the report of
I'wrto III. Mi.s Sentetl.
The report of the committee on rales
giving the Porto Hican delegates seats
and votes in the convention and with
holding the same from the Philippine
delegates was adopt. d and Delegate
Molina, of Porto Rico, thanked the
it invent ion for its actktn.
As the committee on credentials re
ported they were unable to report be
fore 2 o'clock a recess was ordered
nt 11:06 until that hour.
UIk Brjn. Demount ration.
St. Loals July 7. Bryan entered
the hall at 2:14 this afternoon and a
demonstration began and continued
for 11 minutes. Most of the delegates
remained in their seats. The stan
dards of Missouri. Iowa. North Dakota
and Kentucky were carried to the Ne
braska standard amidst a tremendous
din. Georgia unfurled a Parker ban
ner causing the Wildest iiossihle scene,
the entire convention jointed in the
The demonstration ceased after the
standards of several states had joined
that of Georgia amidst great cheer
inn and Chairman Williams called for
a report of the committee on creden
tials. Chairman, Head, of the committee
on credentials, read the majority re
port. The majority report was in line with
the decisions already published. Head
moved its adoption.
I .ii llt-rit s Warned.
Bryan appeared with the minority
report. The chairman warned the
galleries if order was not kept he
would clear them.
When Bryan came to the platform
there was another demonstration. He
into the hall Permanent Chairman
Clark said to the Associated Press:
"If we don't get blocked I see no rea
son why we should not dispose of the
Bom vuion for president some time
lark for hnlrmnn.
The committee on permanent organ
ization has decided to recommend
Champ Clark for permanent chairman.
Senator Bailey having declined posi
tively to act in that capacity.
Ilrynn'n BfMttrt KITnrt.
St. Louis. July 7. it is said on ex
cellent authority that Bryan will make
his greatest effort before the conven
tion in speaking to the minority report
of the credentials committee. He has
secured the proxy of Caspen. the Ne
braska member of the committee and
will himself present the minority re
port. At the same time it is under
stood Bryan will not attempt to fight
the report of the resolutions commit
tee. mils sum.. Trust Plank.
Shortly after noon the resolutions
committee entered upon the considera
tion of the questions of trusts and
monopolies. Bryan made a strenuous
plea for (he reaffirmation of the Kan
sas City platform on this point.
Hold Tno-ThlrriM Rule.
When the committee on rules met
the Illinois members of the committee.
P. Morris proposed that a simple ma
jority only Ih required to nominate
candidates and not two-thirds major
ity as has been the practice since 1S32.
This was defeateil after some discus
sion by a vote of four to 24 again.---.
The rules of the last convention
were adopted without change. They
are adapted from the rules of the
house of representatives under the
Crisp speakership. The committee
unanimously decided o recommend
that delegates from Porto Rico be per
mitted to vote. A proposal that the
same privilege be given delegates from
the Philippines was defeated 13 to 15.
ltK.lll.lTKIN M M ITTEE BCSY
Seleetn Member Who rk Late la
Preparation of Platform.
The committee on resolutions met
immediately aft r adjournment of the
convention, and after effecting an or
ganization and transacting consider-
Elgin, 111., July 7. Angered because
Superintendent Whitman, of the Elgin
insane hospital refused to reinstate A.
M. Mitchell, who was discharged for
fighting while on duty, the officers of
the hospital attendants' union ordered
a walkout of the employes yesterday.
Twenty-one guards left their places.
Extra employes were ordered to do
duty in all the wards in order to pre
vent any serious results from this
sudden withdrawal of the regular at
tendants. Several of the more cunning
of the patients, understanding the sit
uation at least partially, made at
tempts to reach liberty through doors
and windows. Fur a short time there
was wild disorder in the two wards
where the incurable maniacs are con
In C ritical Condition.
As a result of the call for a general
strike affairs at the institution now
are in a critical situation. Other at
tendants have announced their inten
tion to walk out unless the trouble is
adjusted. Nearly two-thirds of the en
tire force belong to the union and in
the event of a general strike discipline
among the patients will be Impossible.
About 1,300 inmates are now in the
Kansas is Suffering Se
verely From a
10:12 a. m. The convention is call-
ec to order.
THREE LIVES LOST
is most complete opposition TO PARKER
Every Wish of Delegates Anticipated
in Arrangements at St. Louis
TICKETS BRING UNUSUAL SUMS
Reeorri-tlernlil Inlrrvlrw With Hen
Cable Brnadrd as a Pure
Water is Running in the
Streets of To-peka.
10:20 a. m. Thomas F. Grady, chair
man of the committee and rules and
order of business is reading a report.
10:40 a. m. The convention is dis
cussing the status of the delegates of
Porto Rico and the Philippine islands.
10:43 a. m. The chair refuses to
recognize the gentleman from the Phil
ippines on the grounds that he is not
a member of this convention.
10:42 a. m. The convention favors
the report of the committee seating
the Porto Rico delegates.
11:00 a. m. To repeated interrup
tions J. Sharp Williams retorts "When
the angel Gabriel shall stand on the
top of the mount and announce
through his megaphone the crash of
creation some one will still call
11:02 a. m. The convention ad
journed until 2 o'clock p. m.
1:05 p. m. The majority of the del
egates are in their seats and the bal
conies are almost filled.
1:08 p. m. Bryan's entrance to the
hall causes tremendous and prolonged
applause. The standards of the states
are gathering about Bryan. The ex
citement is intense equalling his nom
ination at Chicago.
1:10 p. m. There is no let up in
the enthusiasm for Bryan which
knows no bounds. The Georgia dele
gation is waving a Parker banner, the
only one displayed in the convention.
2:30 p. m. The convention is called
to order. The committee on creden
tials is called on to report.
2:40 p. m. Bryan takes the plat
form. Great applause. Parker's daugh
ter is on the platform shaking hands
with Bryan. The convention applauds.
2:50 p. m. Georgian Parker banner
is brought to the front and taken in
charge of by the New York delega
tion. There is hooting and hissing of
Parker's name. The Parker banner is
brought to the platform. South Caro
lina nails its standard to the Parker
banner. A tremendous effort is being
made to stem the Bryan stampede.
The excitement is subsiding. The
chairman is vigorously gaveling.
Kansas City, July 7. One-half of
Armourdale is under water from the
overflow of the Kaw river. The water
is still rising. Other suburbs are also
flooded and hundreds of people have
left their homes.
Wichita is experiencing the worst
flood in its history. The principal
street is a raging torrent waist deep.
In Topeka the water is above the 22
foot mark and running through the
i .... k:i Sastefa.
Topeka. Kans., July 7. The Kaw
river broke out of its banks at 11
o'clock last night and joined with the
Soldier Fork. A portion of North To
peka is flooded. Every conceivable
vehicle is being used by North To
peka people in transporting t'-eir
goods to the south side, and North Y -
peka is being deserted as fast as pos
sible. Refugees are being quartered
in the state house and other public
buildings. Rises are reported in all
the tributaries up stream.
Wichita, Kans., July 7. The house
of Cass Woods, at Riverside Park was
washed away. Mrs. Woods and two
children were drowned.
Liberal Party of Negroes Therefore
Indorses Roosevelt as a
St. Ixmis, July 7. After nominating
two persons for president of the Unit
ed States, both of whom declined to
accept, the convention of the national
liberty part, an organization of ne
groes, which convened here yesterday,
decided to endorse the candidacy of
President Roosevelt, declaring he is
the "true friend of the negro." and
that the letter's interests will be safe
in his hands.
BAPTIST YOUNG PEOPLE
IN 8ESSI0N AT DETROIT
Detroit, Mich.. July 7. Ten thous
and are in the city to attend the In
ternational convention of the Baptist
Young People's Union which began its
session today. The principal meetings
are being held at the Light Guard Ar
mory. Others are held in various
St. Louis. July 7. The scene at the
opening of the democratic national
convention yesterday noon was one of
the most animated and inspiring in
the history of national political assem
blages in this country. Gathering
within the walls of the coliseum were
10.0U0 people, and yet the arrange
ments were so complete in every de
tail and the general plan of seating
so admirable, that there was no crowd
ing and no confusion. Everybody was
comfortable and happy and full of en
thusiasm The fondness that demo
crats generally throughout the country
had for Chairman Jones of the nation
al committee was shown in the re
ception accorded him and the atten
tion given his every utterance.
Temporary Chairman Williams was
given a remarkable ovation on being
presented to the convention and the
various points in his exhaustive ad
dress that touched a responsive chord
in the hearts of his hearers were ap
plauded to the echo.
Ttefceta Worth SI2.
The lively interest that is felt in
the proceedings was attested not only
in the convention, but in the prelimi
naries. Never before has there been
such a demand for tickets to a na
tional convention. Tuesday night peo
ple were about all night working all
manner of devices to obtain the much
sought admission cards. Those who
through station or influence were in a
position to obtain tickets were impor
tuned on all sides and during the
opening day tickets good only for the
pending session were offered to ready
buyers at from $10 to $12 each. And
this is but a slight indication of the
earnestness and determination on the
part of people to participate as far as
possible in what is going on.
And widely too. as are the differ
ences of opinion in the ranks of the
party, both as to candidates and poli
cies, there has been no bitterness
manifest so far. and apart from the
contest that is likely to occur over
the platform, the most conservative
men of the party predict in the on
come entire naruiony as well as en
Cable Interview n Knke.
As was supposed, the alleged inter
view appearing in the Chicago Record
Herald a few days ago In which re
marks of a disparaging character were
attributed to Hon. Hen T. Cable rela
tive to his attitude toward Hearst's
candidacy, was a fake pure and sim
ple. "1 have not give out one word
on that subject since I have been in
St. Louis," said Mr. Cable just before
the convention opened. "No one has
interviewed me. I have expressed no
views, and. contrary to saying I would
not as a delegate from Illinois, vote
for Hearst. I have pursued the same
coarse here that I did at Springfield,
with reference to standing by instruc
tions, regardless of personal prefer
ence. To be sure the attitude of Mr.
Dunlap toward me is not calculated to
inspire any good feeling on my part,
and many of the Illinois delegates who
are familiar with the situation at
Springfield, do not hesitate to declare
that the action lodged here agafrist
STILL LESS IN EVIDENCE
cations for the construction of a large
office building for Deere ft Mansur.
plow manufacturers, of Moline. The
dimensions of the building will be 50
by ion feet, and it will be three stor
ies high. The cost wil be $25,000.
Work will be commenced in a month,
and it is not probable that it will be
completed before the fore part of next
summer. There are to be 10 common
sized office rooms and one large one.
The entire structure is to be of a fine
grade of brick, with the exception of
five vaults which are to bo installed
for the preservation of the records.
These will be fire-proof.
GROWTH OF THE USE
OF THE TYPEWRITER
Three Times as Many Machines
Operation in the Tri-Cities as
There Were Five Years Ago.
The development of the typewrit
ing machine has been one of the
most remarkable things of the century.
The first practical typewriter was in
vented only 30 years ago. and was
then only regarded as a curiosity;
but now the typewriter is in use al-
New Yorker's Friends
CLEVELAND OUT OF IT
Reported He Has De
clined Having Name
St. Louis, July 7. The steady growth
of the Parker strength continued un
checked throughout last night. In face
of developments in the convent. on
session the nebulous opposition grew
mure uncertain and last night no ono
could be found to stand for any defi
nite statement that the New Yorker
will meet with opposition of a serious
character when the convention is poll
ed for first place on the ticket. Dele
gations that have wavered in the bftl-
Cint inued on Page Five.)
3:00 p. m. The band is playing "My
Maryland" the vast audience joining
in the chorus.
3:05 p. m. Head of Tennessee is
reading the report of the credentials
committee. The convention is still
ac a church.
3:38 p. m. Bryan is reading the
minority report on the contested Illi
4:05 p. m. Bryan has finished read
ing the minority report and asks that
15 minutes be given each side for discussion.
Gets Rhodes Scholarship.
Chicago. July 7. Robert Llewellyn
Henry' Jr.. a University of Chicago stu
dent, yesterday afternoon was unani
mously chosen by the stat" committee
of college presidents to be the recip
ient of the first Cecil Rhodes scholar
ship for Illinois.
RICHARD 0LNEY. MASSACHUSETTS' FAVORITE SON.
The convention ends Sun-
W. H LAIDLEY SUSPENDED
FROM THE BOARD OF TRADE
Chicago. July 7. W. H. I-aidley.
head of the firm of W. H. Iaidley &
Co.. which went into the hands of a
receiver three weeks ago. was sus
pended indefinitely from the board of
trade yesterday for failure to pay a
j claim of $150 filed by a member.
those who have not failed to keep
their pledges, is the first breach of
faith. There will be no betrayal of
confidence on the part of the Illinois
delegation, however." EL P. S.
DEERE & MANSUR TO HAVE
A FINE OFFICE BUILDING
In course of a few days Architect
L. M. Drack. of Rock Island, will have
completed designing plans and specifl-
EDWARD C. WALL, WISCONSIN'S FAVORITE SON.
most in every business house in the
During the past five years its rise in
popular favor has been most remark
able, tne number ot machines in use
each year increasing 22 per cent over
the year before. Statistics prepared
by one of our large typewriter com
panies show twice as many machines
in the tri-eities as there were three
years ago, and three times as many
as were five years ago.
From these figures it may readily
be seen that there is no immediate
danger of the stenographic profes
sion becoming overcrowded. Another
reason why this is so, is presented
by a clever statistician-who says that
each year one out of four women
stenographers desert the ranks of the
profession for marriage.
This would seem to give the lie to
those who would have us believe that
a "modern girl'' prefers the freedom
of a life of work to the bondage of
matrimonial responsibility. If the fig
ures of the two gentlemen from whom
these statistics have been secured are
correct, then the entire field of stenog
raphy would have to be refilled every
three and a half years. Ieal school
statistics, while they show a constant
ly improved condition in Rock Islam),
do not show enough of an increase to
keep up with what seems to be the de
mand along this line.
TWO NEGROES IMPLICATED
IN ASSAULT ARE CAUGHT
Burlington. N. J.. July 7. Two ne
groes implicated m the assault on
.Mrs. Elsie Riddle were arrested. Mrs.
Biddle identified William Jones, one
of the prisoners, and the other pris
oner, William Austin, has confessed
his part in the crime. Excitement
is increasing and the authorities are
prepared for any attempt at violence.
TRAIN KILLS THREE CHILDREN
( vmaalaaj Truck In ft le In .orth Dakota
When They Were truk.
Sioux Falls. S. D., July 7. The pas
senger train on the Chicago, St. Paul,
Minnesota & Omaha railroad last
evening near Brandon ran down a rig
containing three children of Iewis
Skogue. instantly killing two boys
aged S and in, and fatally injuring a
girl aged 12.
ance have succumbed to the Parker
tide with few exceptions, and these
are not expected to withstand the al
most assured results of the vote as it.
proceeds, but will change to the
Parker column before roll call is fin
ished. Turner for Seeonil iMnoe.
For second place on the ticket it can
be hardly said that speculation Is on
any one man. in a half dozen names
on the tongues of crowds that gather
in the lobbies and various headquar
ters, but the general sentiment Is that
this matter should be left to ripen un
til after the head of the ticket has been
There is plenty of gossip concern
ing the vice presidency, but aside from
the movement. In behalf of George
Turner, of Washington, there is no
well-defined vice presidential boom.
A Hurry resulted from the report that.
James H. Eckels, of Illinois, has be
gun an active fight for Judge Judson
Harmon, but the Harmon people de
clared the story absurd and asserted
that Harmon had already positively
and finally declined to accept anything
but the first place on the ticket. J. R.
Williams, of Illinois, was next to Tur
ner, perhaps the most frequently men
tioned of the long list of vice presi
Stevennon In Mentioned.
Adlai E. Stevenson, of Illinois, Bry
an's last running mate, was talked of
for a time, but it was declared that ho
would not accept the nomination.
Among others mentioned are G. V.
Menzies. John W. Kern, B. F. Shlvely.
of Indiana: Folk, of Missouri: Rose, of
Wisconsin; Alschulcr, of Illinois; Kll
bourn, of Ohio; Dockery, of Missouri.
and Edward C. Wall, of Wisconsin.
I'arker l (aim.
Kingston, S. Y, July 7. Judge
Parker spent the day very quietly at
his home, "Rosemount." He talked
cordially on any subject save his own
candidacy. He has rather pointedly
intimated, indeed, that his silence in
this matter would be broken only up
on the occasion of his formal and offi
cial notification of the nomination.
Through his secretary he has kept
more or less In touch with the events
at St. Louis by long-distance tele
phone, but in no respect varied the
(Continued on 1'ago Five.),