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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 163.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1912. SIXTEEN PAGES.
; PRICE TWO CENTS.
HOURBATTLE Taft Leaders Driven to
Complete Rout at St
STATE HOUSE HIT
BY SECOND BLOW
THE HORNETS NEST
More of Roofing Torn From the
Structure at Springfield by
Last Night's Storm.
President's Supporters Charge
Violation of a "Gentlemen's
SL Louis, April 2C. Governor Had-
ley and his friends swung the Mis
fcouri state republican convention for
Roosevelt after a 24 hour d aalock, in ;
uhich the Taft leaders were driven to ;
a comjilote route, in the del uatca-at-JurKO
to the national convention, In
cluding Governor Hadley, all Roosc
velt nion were elected, after two Taft
leaders had been elected, and then re
signed when the convention voted i:i
Mructions for Uooscelt. The conven
tion, which adjournt i at C:Z') this
morning, wan one of the mo:-t stun- j
hornly contented in the history of re- j
publican politics in the state.
lll(UKl: FAITH AI.I.K(.I.I. I
The Taft delegates. Mayor Kreis-J
maun of St. IxMiis and Charles Noma I
of St. Joseph, in rcsij;nin, charged vi-
olatiou of a "gentlemen's wurecment,"
and they declared tlie Roosevelt man- ;
livers assured them the deli nates at- j
larire would he ullinslructcd.
Thomas Niedrinchaus of St. I.ouis j
was elected national committeeman .
for Missouri to succeed Secretary of ,
Commerce and Iabor Nagcl.
l -T ih.i.m. I n'ii;i. j
The Taft h aders. dis.-atl.-efltl w .th '
the renil's of the republican state con
veiitjci, met this morning and named,
tour d. l.'uate-i.t lare- to the national 1
hum si ' i in.
itn ihmi.s m ii.vii:t.
.Ni n York, April in. Before leaving
the home of his brother, Henry V.
Tift, to attend the funeral of Major
General (irRtit. l'rirfdHt Taft issued a
formal denial that he said in his
Springfield, Ma.-s., speech yesterday,
1 hut Roosevelt would he a dictator and
stick to the While house like a leach
if lie were elected for a third term.
Oyster Bay. April Roosevelt in
a speech at Worcester tonight, promis
es to reply strongly to Taft. The col
onel is in a jovial mood and thorough
ly aroused for fight.
( OI OKI. 1 IIKMAI..
Oyster lta. N. Y.. April 20 "The
talk about the suppic; sln of the re
port is nonsense," said Coionel Roose
velt last night in a statement setting
forth hi connection with the Interna
tional Harvester comiuiny case. .
Colonel Uoosevelt asserted that at a
meeting w i;h his cabinet, at which Mr.
Taft was present. 1t was decided that
the bup-au of corporations he Instruct
ed to compute its Investigation of the
liar cuter company before any suit
was Instituf d. following the usual
course of procedure In sin h cast's. Mr.
Taft. he added, concurred iu thU de
cision. During the remainder of his adnilais
tration. a i rlod of a year and a half.
Colonel Uoosevelt said, the commis
sioner of corporations was unable to
complete bis investigation. He said
that in the three years of the present
administration Mr. Taft at any time
could have ordered the attorney gen
eral to bring uil aainst the Harves
ter company or could have requested
the commissioner of corporations to
hasten his Investigation, hut that Mr.
Tnft had tuh.cn no action, "except that
now taken five days before the Massa
Ht'-KKK!) TO !-. I HITIK5 CASK.
colonel iioosexcit aiso said 'hat , body of President C. M. H&vs, of the
hen the Northern Securities uit alGr.nd Trunk ra'.lwav
irount against tne .Morgan interests
In lil4 he was expecting to run for
president, but that when the Harves-
ter company matter came up In 1917
l.e knew he would cot be a candidate
the following year, o that If the ac-
tion taken in this case -01 J tec u re the
sood will "of any of the Morgan inter
tsts for anybody. It secured their good
will for Mr. Taft."
NEW WAGE CONTRACT IS
SIGNED BY THE MINERS
Indianapolis. Ind.. April 25. With
the formal signing of the Cleveland
wa:e contract here vesterday by repre-
euutlve. of the I nited Mine Work-
t-rs of America and the bituminaua
coal mine owners, peace was estab
lished in the central competitive field,
so far a wases are concerned, for the
i.ext two years. The field comprises
Indiana. Ohio and western Pennsyl
vania, and the asreeruent probably
will be the basis for contracts in the
The new contract calls for an
crease of five cents a ton on screened
coal, three cents a ton on mine run
d 5.2C rer cent Increase in day labor
ajuui the mines.
- i. tiff tffl$(y$ '
FIND BODIES OF 1
HAYS AND ASTORF
New York, April 20. The bodies of '
John Jacob Astor and Isador straus ,
have been recovered, and are aboard
the able ship Maikay -Bennett, accord- :
in to a dispatch to the White Star
line oflicialB today. The bodies of As I
tor and Straus were embalmed. The ;
dispatch also save the names of 47 j
v.'"' " ooaies, lueniinea as louows:
K. I). DL'TTON.
P. J. STOKES.
EDWIN If. PETTY.
II. BOOTH HV.
K. KO iO..Y.
ABEL J BUTTER WORTH.
OLSOM W. PENNY.
.1. F. JOHNSON.
W. Y. ANDERSON.
H. P. HODGES.
J. -M. ROBINSON.
J. C. HELL.
J. V. (JIM
K. T. BARKER.
(J. F. BAILEY.
O. tv WOODY,
C. C. JONES.
H. H. HARRISON.
T. W. NEWEL!
W. C. DULLES.
H. J. ALLISON.
F. y. WHITE.
TYRELh W. CAVENDISH.
HENRI K. VILLUER.
Halifax. Arrll 2C The cable ship
Mlnia has recovered and identified the
14 Business Buildings Burn.
Bennington, Kan., April 26. Fire
l destroyed 14 business buildings here,
causing an estimated loss of $50,000.
c,.. - -
! persons were injured, the
-cai 1 ic, aou., niii -v. ccrmi
; l(eaDler Telegraph sunk, and the Col -
ouian dock, one of the finest paasen -
j ger uiers on the Pacific coast waa'xtr. m,k on th oanH "M, nl -
wrecked last night when the Alaska
Sreamahin rorr.nn v' hi steel m Mm -
shit Alameda got beyond control as
it was being taken into its berth at
the pier. When slow speed was sig
nalled full speed was put on through
a misunderstanding and the Alameda
- cut in half the steamer Telegraph and
plowed through the do k. There was;
in-ja panic in the w aiting room on the
dock, but with the exception of sev -
'eral persons injured, all escaped
: safely. The crew of the sieamer
i Telegraph was rescued. .
iwmiu' Mri't''. -jHcs-flk
cast Till 7 P. fvl. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Moline,
Fair and cooler tonight and Satur-
day. Probably frost tonight.
Temperature at 7 a m. T.8. Highest
vestc-rdav iO. lowest last night o4.
Vf.lo,itv of wlnd at ; a. m. 16 mlles
PreclpUat ion 1S im.h.
r i ., , , i,,,,n;,ti. 7 r m 7 it
a. m. 7.
Staee of water 8.2, a fall of .4 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster.
(FromnoofcluJ-y tonoou tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:51. rises 5:03. Evening
stars: Mars. Saturn. Morning stars:
Vetus. Jupiter. Mercury. t
D. A. R. WOMAN WINS KER
SANITY FIGHT IN COURT
1 Chicago, April 26. Mrs. Adelaide
J Maud McKee, South Side society wo-, cago and the appalling extent of Its
j man, member of t he Daughters of the ; use there, are conditions shown by
American Revolution and the Engle-'an investigation by the bureau of
wood Women's club, was declared ; chemistry of the department of agri
'sane by Judge John E. Owens and i culture.
three physicians in the county court J 'Cocaine traffic in Chicago Is abso
yesterday following an attempt by j lutely wine open," Dr. Lyman F. Keb-
,her husband to have her committed ; ier. chief of the drug division, said.
jto an asylum. I 'Little enforcement of the legal re-
rancis 1. .McKee, a member or
1 1 he feed firm of McKee & Son, 150
West Sixty-third street, testified that
his wife was of unsound mind. Dr.
A. B. Spach, 6929 Harvard avenue,
f rmer!y family physician for Mrs.
McKee. had signed a certificate in
which he stated that, in his opinion,
Mrs. McKee was not of sound mind.
He also testified.
After McKee had testified, Mrs. Mc
Kee admitted, oiv cross examination!
, . , , , . . . wuuiesaie ueaiers auu me DOtues are
by her husbands counsel, that she ., , , , .
. .. . . , , . . . . correctly labeled,
believed herself to be in a higher so-
rial sphere than her husband and j Th(e provides that no retail
that she "despised uglv, old. gray and ' drugfdst 6ha11 6el1 cocaine or any com"
l Id-headed men." McKee is gray- I)und of il- exce for medicinal pur
ity ;red and slightly bald. Psea and on a Phya'cian's prescrip
Tp to two years ago we never tion- Xo attempt is made to enforce
(.uaireled." McKee said. "But finally I thi8 regulation, and even if it were
my wife began to threaten me andriSdly enforced, any one could go to
taid she was going to attack me with the nearest wholesale druggist and
a knife. I could not sleep nights on ' buy cocaine in one ounce bottles.
! account of her actions and she ac- "The committee on interstate and
ci.sed n.e of hiring Christian Science ' foreign commerce of the house Is now
people to get control of her mind." considering the Richardson amend
"Did you ever quarrel over the factjment to the pure food and drug act.
that you wanted the washerwoman to i If this amendment is adopted, with
eat at the same table with your 'the modifications suggested by the de-v:fc-?"
McKee was asked by counsel ' partment of agriculture, we will be
rej resenting his w ife.
"No, I did not," he replied.
Physicians who concurred with
Jcdg? Owens were Drs. H. I. Davis,
William J. Swift and William O.
"In my opinion she is not of un
.und mind," Dr. Krohn declared. ''I
found no error of memory, reasoning,
judgment or comparison.
"She was humiliated because of a
public notice that her husband would
i.ot pay her debts, and the disagree-
1.1 , I T - "
ciuereiiie in icfir lueais ttna iasie&
Drnltktilv raiiRpri hr nprvnURnMB."
' " "My husband has choked me five
'or six times and has kicked me." said
: lowance has been cut off, and
i roiA ki. u .-snt.H
sgn a deed to some property and I ! restriction of iu use to legiti
wculd not. j mate purposes be assured. Legislation
-Of course I objected to eating at 6Quld be enacted requiring all man
the same table with a washerwoman. I ufacturers or Importers to keep de
Ttey have their places. I never car- tailed record of all BhlpmenU and
ei for my husband's associates, ij submit this data to the agricultural
raised him up once, tut he has de -
j Mrs. McKee announced after thejbe prohibited. No cocaine should be
j bearing that she will begin proceed- allowed to be sold for use without a
1 ngs for divorce on the ground cf physician's prescription, which could
'cruelty. ' tot he used I or a reclwal of the order.
OLYMPIC NOT TO
SAIL; A MUTINY?
Southampton, April 26. The White
Star liner Olympic, held up since Wed
nesday by a strike of firemen, today
abandoned its trip to New York. This
course was iiecessary by the deser
tion of the ship's seamen this morn
ing, when attempts were made to re
place strikers with non-union men. An
arrangement was made to transfer the
passengers to other steamships. The
strike assumed a serious aspect, as 51
seamen who signed ' for the voyage
have now laW . thmse!ve-pj.t a
charge of mutiny.--They- Hrele ar
raigned In court charged with m(tiny.
COCAINE OPENLY SOLD. x
INCHICAG0 IT IS FOUND
Washington, April 26. Lack of rs-
straint of the sale of cocaine in Chi-
, strictions now provided. Inadeauate as:.
- 1 1 U 111 a. mem uf 1 ui l iic view
! they are. is attempted. Thirty tnous-; confllctlng statements. The declara
,' and would be a conservative estimate of Uoa that he wag warned 15 minutes
the number of cocaine habitues in
Chicago and these people have no diffi
culty in obtaining the drug they crave.
"In Illinois the laws restricting the
sale of cocaine do not restrict. Anyone
can buy cocaine, in any form, in any
quantity, and for any purpose, if he
buys it In original packages from
.. , j . . "
armed with a weapon to combat this
"At present we are powerless to
restrict or prohibit the interstate ship
ment of cocaine or other habit-forming
drugs. Any one in Chicago can
order cocaine from a chemical supply
company in New York, and we can
not prevent the shipment if the pack
apes are correctly labeled.
"Most of the states have laws reg
ulating the local sale of cocaine, but
these do not affect interstate traffic.
i in 1 nicao, ior example, much cocaine
! - ...
! ,'flgf aD1 6t'P H cpnly OD
I . Ja. e . . .
i D KeePlnS iracic or all co-
e'caine manufactured or imported until
in'11 reaches the ultimate consumer can
"Reta-1 interstate shipment should
Californian Only a Few
Miles Away as Titanic
Sworn Statement Shows He
.Paid No Attention to Dis
Washington, April 26. A sworn
statement that the captain of the lin
er California, refused to aid the Ti
tanic, although only a few miles
away, today was flied by Ernest Gill,
donkey-engineman on the Titanic,
with the senate Investigating .com
mittee on the Titanic disaster. Gill
said distress rockets were plainly vis
ible from the Californian's deck. He
said he tried to organize a commit
tee of the crew to protest to the cap
tain against his course, but, he said,
they were "afraid they would lose
Gill's affidavit was listened to -with
deepest interest by the committee.
Gill was placed on the witness stand
Immediately after Chairman Smith
had finished reading the affidavit.
TIT VMC AT Kl I.I. SI'EKH.
"I saw a ship which I took to be the
Titanic," said Gill, after being sworn,
"sometime before midnight. It was
about 10 miles away and went past
us apparently at full speed. The cali
fornian at the time was caught In a
field of ice, it's engines were stopped
and the steamer was drifting with the
The vessel. Gill testified, must have
been plainly visible to the bridge and
lookouts as well as the rockets which
were sent up by the latter.
ir. ARK TIMID.
The Californian's captain, he said,
paid no attention to the distress sig
nals, and bis refusal to get up steam
and go to aid the stranger so Incensed
the crew that Gill tried to organize
a protesting party among the men. He
failed, he said, because of the timioity
of the men.
ABOUT 20 MII.ES AWAY.
From the rocket Gill judged the dis
tiessed ship to be not more than 20
nviles off. He described the rockets,
his discription tallying with that given
by Fourth Officer Boxhall of the Ti
tanic, who sent them aloft.
Captain Lord, of the Californian, pre
pared to deny Gill's statements, took
the stand at 3 o'clock.
Out of a mass of testimony taken
, . . tt, , om
; after the crash "that he did not have
a half hour to live; to keep Informs
tion quiet," and that the warning
came from Manager Andrews of the
firm that built the Titanic, who was
drowned, was made by Samuel Hem
ming, a seaman.
P. A. S. Franklin, vice president of
the International Mercantile Marine,
testified there was no suppression of
the news of the disaster.
IilIRV AT LO!VDOV
London, April 76. A survivor of the
Titanic who is returning on the Lap
land will be served with a subpoena to
appear before a court of Inquiry when
the vessel arrives at Plymouth tomor
row. The investigation will commence
This prescription should be signed by
the purchaser and kept by the druggist
in files open at any time to inspection
by representatives of the department
of agriculture. Violation of these reg
ulations should be made a penitentiary
STATE BAR MEETING IS
TO DISCUSS THE RECALL
Chicago, April 26. Prominent Jur
ists and lawyers from a dozen states
gathered here today to attend the an
nual meeting of the Illinois State Bar
association. The subject of recall of
judges and judicial decisions will be
discussed this evening. Judge Wanay
maker of Akron, Ohio, and Albert
Martin Kales of Chicago will lead a
debate In favor of the recall, while
United States District Attorney WU
kerson and Charles Hamill of Chica
go will oppose the proposition.
BUF0RD IS SENT AFTER
Washington, April 26. The army
transport Buford will leave San Fran
cisco tonight for the west coast of
Mexico to pick up American refugees.
The steamship is sent at the urgent
request of Americans stranded.
Reports today declare the situa
tion throughout Mexico is becoming
worse. Bands of marauders are
causing much uneasiness.
DAMAGE ABOUT $10,000
rill Necessitate Additional Appro
priation Fair Buildings Are
(Special to The Argus.)
Springfield, 111., April 26. An appro
priation of $10,000 In addition to the
$20,000 embraced in the bill passed by
the senate and now In the hands of
the house, for the purpose of repairing
the roof of the state house, due to the
storm of last September, wiii be neces
sary, owing to the damage done by last
night's storm. Some more roofing
from the dome of the building, the pedi
ment and the senate and honse wings
was torn oft by the wind and a quan
tity of the copper roof loosened.
FAIR BriI.OIns DAMAGED.
Secretary of State Rose estimates
the damage to the building by the
storm last night, will reach $10,000.
About $5,000 damage was also done at
the state fair grounds by reason of the
ends of the grand stand being blown
off, and some more roofing from the
dome building, which was badly dam
aged by the storm of last September,
being torn oft.
DEATHS IN A DAY
Seoul, Korea, April 26. Rev
George William Knox, professor or
philosophy and religion in Union
Theological seminary, New York,
since 1899. and a prominent mission
ary, is dead.
Ottawa, Ont. The government has
decided to keep open Canadian ca
nals Sundays. Heretofore they have
been closed and much congestion has
Winnipeg, Man. William R. Sha
ver of Canton, Ohio, arrested here
on a charge of forgery, the sum In
volved being $4,000, has waived ex
tradition after.a. weelCs. ttlaL r-.,-. -.
Cincinnati rDr. Ernest Kunwald.
director of the Berlin Philharmonic
orchestra, has been engaged to con
duct the Cincinnati Symphony or
chestra. Cincinnati John F. Robinson,
founder of Robinson's circus, has
made a voluntary assignment in bank
ruptcy here. Liabilities and assets
are scheduled as "unknown."
Washington Hearings in the grain
elevation cases now pending before
the interstate commerce commission,
will he continued In Chicago May 9
and in Kansas City May 10 and 11.
Philadelphia, April 26. It was an
nounced today that hearings for the
taking of 'evidence before an exam
iner in the case of the government's
suit for the dissolution of the steel
corporation will begin in New York
Dubuque Gets Paddock,
Chicago, April 26. President Comls
key, of the Chicago American league
club today announced the sale of Third
Baseman Paddock to the Dubuque,
Stanley Attack Roosevelt.
Washington, April 26. In the house
today Stanley attacked the Rooho
velt administration for alleged favor
itism of the harvester trust.
Two Children Die in Explosion.
Rochester, Mich., April 26. Two
chlllren were burned to death, two
were seriously burned and the moth
er of the four, Mrs. Slack, and a
fire department captain, John Poin
ten, were injured in a gasoline stove
explosion at the home of Charles
HELD IN GOTHAM
New York, April 25. Men prominent
In military and public life gathered
today at the funeral of Major General
F. D. Grant. Services were held in
chapel Cornelius, the Centurion on
Governor's island. The chapel was too
small to allow admittance of the gen
eral public, but opportunity was given
all New York to pay tribute as long as
the military procession made its way
over the 5-mile march. The body w as
taken to West Point for Interment.
Prefldent Taft, Vice President Sher
iran and General Wood came to New
York to attend the funeral. Bishop
Fallows of Chicago and Chaplain
Smith of Governor's island had charge
of the services. Just behind the cais
son, bearing the' general's body, came
Ua torse "Pet" caparisoned la black.
Candidate for State's At
torney Held by Federal
PASTOR IS MAILED CARD
Rev. F. E. Shult, Formerly of
Rock Island, Furnishes
- v Evidence,
(Special to The Argus.)
Peoria, 111., April 26. Indicted b;
the federal grand Jury on a charge o
mailing an objectionable postcard to
Rev. F. E. Shult of Geneseo, IU., Harry
M. McCaskrin, republican candidate
tor state's attorney of Rock Island,
and a prominent figure in the Rock Is
land riots, was arrested here today. Mo
Caskrin gave bond.
The Indictment does not connect
him with the riots, but involves an in
cident growing out of the charges
egainst Rev. Charlns E. Raymond, pas
tor of the English Lutheran church of
this city. On the back of the card
vhich it Is alleged he addressed to
Rev. Mr. Shult were the words, "God's
XEWSPAPER CI.IPPIXRS IKED.
Attached to the card were two news
paper clippings relative to the action
of the Northern Illinois synod of the
Lutheran church In dismissing the
charge of Improper conduct rerferred
by Mrs. Kathetine Howland, of Peoria,
and another clipping referring to an
address by Rev. O. A. Luce, pastor of
the Central Park Methodist church of
St. Paul, Minn. The latter was quot
ed as saying that ministers are "sis
sies" and giving reasons why men are
not going Into the ministry,
REV. SHUT FORMERLY HER 12.
Rev. Mr. Shult formerly was pastor of
Spencer M.rtjyrlal jVlethpdlatUiurcb 4u -Rock
Island. During his Rock Island
ministry, McCaskrin resigned by re
quest as superintendent of the Sunday
school of the Spencer Memorial
DEXIES TUB CIIiRGR.
McCaskrin was arrested in the
United States court room shortly af
ter noon. He denied the charge and
said that it la merely a scheme to Im
pair his chances In his race for the
office of state's attorney and has been
brought forth at the instance of Rev.
Mr. Shult, who, McCaskrin says, is
being supported by the "millionaire
tax dodgers" of Rock Island county,
whom McCaskrin says he has been
strenuously and steadily fighting.
Peoria, 111., April 26. The federal
grand jury yesterday afternoon return
ed 17 Indictments, six of which were
suppressed until service has been had
upon the defendants. Thowe from
Rock Island county who were indicted
and w hose cases were made public
JOSEPH COOPER, who was caught
in the alleged act of robbing the post
office at Cordova.
BERT GOFF, JACK CHILD ERS and
THOMAS KOLLMEYER, for alleged
bootlegging. Coff Js said to be a Pe
crlan. He was originally arrested in
Rock Island on a warrant charging
The Jury investigated the case of
Walter Harder, the Davenport me
chanic, who was arrested at Rock Is
land, after he had written a number
of letters to Ulllan Russell, the act
ress, demanding that she tend nun
$200, but It was decided that he was
not mentally responsible. An inquiry
Into his sanity will be conducted.
It is said that among the six in
dictments not yet made public there
may he Included other persons from
Rock Island county.
SUIT IS FILED TO TEST
ILLINOIS PRIMARY LAW
Chicago, April 26. A bill attacking
the constitutionality of the Illinois
primary law was filed in the superior
court yesterday by William Hale
Thompson, unsuccessful candidate in
the recent primary for the republican
nomination for member of the Cook
county board of review. An injunction
is sought to restrain the city and coun
ty officials from paying for printed
rr atter used at the primary.
It is set forth that the primary law
was invalidated, because the 32 amend
ments to the primary act were not
printed in accordance with the ttat
utes before they were passed.
It is said that efforts will be made'
tc secure a speedy decision upon the
constitutionality of the primary law
before the November election, witn a
view of throwing out the candidates
nominated at the direct primary.
Blows Himself to Death.
Calumet. Mich., April 26. Charles
Wilks, aged 55, set fire to a box of
blasting powder and then sat on the
Ibex, lie is & suicid. - '