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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. XO. 201.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1012. -SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TAFT IN CONTROL NATIONAL
Wins Contest for Six Dal-egates-at-Large
Roosevelt Members Create Sur
prise by Favoring Seating
of Long Contingent.
Chicago, June 7. President Taft
won the first contests for seats in the
Chicago convention when the na
tional republican committee today
voted T.3 to '.i an unanimous deci
sion the contest over the Alabama
dHlecates-at-larKe, six in number in Taft asking him to name the prosi
ftvor of the Long (Tafti delegation, dent, and he has accepted.
The Roosevelt members of the
committee, without exception, voted
to seat the so-called Long delegates,
who are Taft men, and who were
at one n in the state convention in
August, IS 11, and reelected in a new
convention in March. 1912. Two
Alabama delegations appeared before
tte lommi'tee. They are known hh
the "Iong" and ' Thompson" delega
tions, taking the iinn.es of the rival
republican i-'iite hairmen. Attor
ney Hundley, for the Roosevelt
faces. ch;rg"d th" "Long" delegates
lit large were clio-en illegally.
Following a ro'l call, leading mem
bers of the comiiiHtee intimated roll
c11h would lie granted whenever
anked for by menibers of the com-
The committee next took up the full delegation of 24 to the Balti
Other Alabama rases, involving two more convention with instructions
delegates each f.-otn the First. Sec
ond. Fifth. Sixth and Ninth districts.
The First '! l.-t ritt (two votes i was
de ldt ii iiii;itiitiioul v in favor of
two mo in-; ioii tit.
The s.-cond .M-i'i.-iriiii i!:H'net (two
! whs una in.o- sl d-i id d for
1 1, ft. In t hie ase. h'wever, the RoOse
ri j., .tcatrg would be given the right '.
9 go tiefore ti e convention.
Taft won th" ftf'h nnd sixth (four
roti-Ki in ra; ,ii hu c Ion. Th" fifth
ws deeid d wi'lunit a roll call. In
the sixth, the R' (is. v e'.t eontesting d" 1
r f b t ciid not tii p' ir.
Chlrnjro. .lufie 7. Prospect that
BooHevelt may mine to Chicago to
perottally d;rei t h s caiupalvn for
the nomination held pohtbul amn
lion wnen trie day openen to the ex-
elusion of the republ'cin national
eommittee affairs With the demand
for publicity i or.i e li-d hv tic com
mittee, the Taft and Rixf-ev clt lead
em faced the frst definite test of
ptret'gth in tk:ng up the Alabama
rontest case These contests were
first on th- ll-t when tile i omnuttea
yZt:L, -, ,, i MOLINE GETS EPWORTH
Osiar Hundley of Ulruiingham LEAGUE MEETING IN 1913
:t present to assist Ormsby M Harg T!le Kpworth league of the Gales
f.nd Pambridge CoU.y in arguing the burR ,,;,,,,., , ., ho,,, g niM.,ln(C
I'lgUlH OI 1 IIP llOfiseveil lieiigai'S.
Former Senator link of Ohio and
Major F. C Hryan. the Taft attor
ney, were aided I v many menibers
fif the Alabama Taft delegation.
The romn:i"tee beg.in its session
It 10:10 with Chairman Victor
llosew ater In the hair. Another at
tempt w as made by the Roosevelt
Ti es to Sim ure a committee roll call
lv real eat cf eight members. liorah
.oved to strike out the requirement
lor L'O votes for a roll call.
HOHlll IIKMIMI I K. nr.
Rosewater held the motion unde
bntable. "1 don't care. 1 11 not be
rhokeil off or gagged this early in
the campaign." declared Senator
Borah. "I know there is a steam
roller here, but I intend the country
hall now how It operates Ninety
Billions of people are watihing this
nmmittee a sessions, and unless the
Focord is clear it will be charged all
ta'erests were not given fair treat- !
T FT KTHKfiTII TIIHF.I. TO rvr
Borah's motion was tabled by a
1va voce vote by the committee.
This resulted tn a crystallized im
pression that the 39 to 13 vote of'
yesterday really reprnents the rela-:
live Taft nl antl Taft strength in
tl e committee Members from South
Dakota and Wisconsin are generally
accredited to I-a Foilette. On motion
Of Penrose consideration of the Arl
Ocr.a contests wag deferred until lat
r in the dsy. The Alabama con
Hst caseg were then taken up.
IF.KKIN ON l FNF.
George W. Perkins f New York ar
tived today He did not announce his
pvrrpese in eomir.g to hi'aco He
confident Roooevelt would be nom
inated. I. MI-ION lHI I IMFN I lltlN.
Columbus. June 7 - K. I.. Lampton
of Ashtatiula. Ohio, formerly a mem
ber of congress, reading clerk in the
Rational house, today was appointed
parliamentarian of the Chicago con
tention by the committee on arrange- I
HtHIHNl. V I ei. j
Columbus. Ohio. June 7. -The came !
lI rail m be frestLUd at tlie Chi-
VOTE 39T0 13!
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davsnport, Moline,
Today: Increasing cloudiness and
warmer; unsettled and warmer Sat
urday with light easterly w inds shift
ing to a southerly direction.
Highest temperature yesterday,
73; lowest last night, 4; tempera
ture at 7 a. m., ho.
H ind velocity, six miles an hour.
Relative humidity. 7 p. m.. 43; at
7 a. m.. f,n.
River fctaee, 9 feet. No hange.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow )
Pun sets 7:2. rises 4. ' Ereu'.tijl
Stars: Mars. Jupiter. Morning stars:
Venus. Mrrurv. Saturn.
caeo convention by Warren G. Hard
ine. former lieutenant governor of
fihio. Harding received a letter from
HOOSKV Kl.T ON ItOl.T.
New Vr.rk, June 7. "If th?y at ho"
st!y, there will he no o(asion to
tolf." paid Roosevelt today of a report
from ( hiaeo that an attempt will be
made to bind all delegates to the Chi
cago convention to support the nom
inee of the convention whoever he
ALL FOR WILSON
iMiluth. Minn., June 7. Minne
pota democrats at their Elate con
vention Thursday voted to send a
io vute fvr Udodrow Wilson. It was
agreed, however, that whenever, in
the opinion of two-thirds of the
delegation, Wilson's nomination is
impossible, the vote may be thrown
to another candidate.
Victory came to the Wilson forces
only after followers of Champ Clark
and W. J. Bryan had made an at-
tempt to have the delegates either'
Instruct for Bryan or not instruct
ed at all.
As a result of the attempt to Etarn
pde the convention for Pryan, the
hail was in an uproar for more than
an hour During that time, how
ever, the name of Champ Clark was
t.ot mentioned, eeti by those who
i (intended for an uninstrueted dele
gation. The Wilson men also se-
i,.,.ted Fred It. Lynch of St. Paul, for
t.at ional com in it tee man.
Raleigh. N. C. June 7. After an
all-night session the state democrat
ic convention ele ted eight delegates
a' larte tn Pa It i more, and ndorse.i
Wilson. The delegites are uninstruct"
ed. Six favor Wilson. ,
in June. 1!13, in Moline. tnat city
Laving been ote.) the convention at
the closing session of the organiza
tion in Joliet yesteniay afternoon. I
Motorcycle Meett Auto.
Richard Rosenkranz of Moiitio
snsiained a bruise on the temple and
was otnerwise injure. I and ins motor-
eycle was smashed in a 'oiiision with
"H automobile of Dr. R. W. Oakley
at Seventeenth street and Sixth ave
nue. Moline, last evening.
T. R. L CONTESTS
Hem Balnr-rtdj. Colby is repr.
emir the claima of ex-PreiV-nt
Roosevelt n a itfca! wav tx-fnrc tb
rj ....... . ...
..ruuiuau r.auona: corr.mitttc lit
inicas- in tne natter of cr.t-st. !
IfllA It i a . -.,.;... . v
Father of Sherwood Pension
Bill Writes Argus Corre
spondent a Letter.
HELPS UNDER NEW LAW
-Newspaper Man's Office in Washing,
ton Looks Like Branch Gov
By ARTHUR WEST.
!pwijl ( 'irrispiiid',n', of The Aw..) 1
Washington, June 5. Genera!
Isaac r. sherwood of Ohio, father of
the pension bill which recently pass-
ed congress, has written a letter to
Clyde H. Tavenner of Cordova, 11!.,
The Argus Washington correspond
ent. th2nki.1t' him for his 'ft oris in
favor of a dollar a day pension. The
dollar-a-day measure did not pass
owing to the opposition of Senator
Snioot in the senate, but a coinpro-
mise measure was enacted w hich is
quite a boon to the old soldiers
KK)sevelt campnicn son has made Its appearance. It is called "Teddy's Bul'dog" and is sung to the
tune of "Casey Juiiox.' Here are the opening stanzas:
Teddy's gotta dawg, but lie ain't no lioiuid.
He's a scjiiurc jawtl hull, ami his face is round;
His les is short and he's close to the ground.
Ami ou bet they ain't kickin Teddy'H davvg around.
i ikk iiiivvi ii iui:i:l .
For the last three weeks Taven-
tier's office in Washington has re-
senibled a branch oif'e of the pen-
sion bureau. He not only advocated
the passage of the pension bill, but
iif'.i r it became a law he assisted
Feverr.l hundred old soldiers in all
parts of the country to secure the
liiTrises to uniiii tney were entitieu
under the new law.
I.F.I ri.H OF VI'I'KI I H I1IIV.
General Sherwood's letter to Tav
Clyde H. Tavenner. newspaper At North station windows of two
correspondent, Washington: Dear cais were smushul and several pas
Sir and Friend: 1 wisli to thank you r'tiL-ers sligh'iv injured. The out-
personally for the splendid work you
did through the n spacer matter
you have written, in creatine senti
ment among ti.e people of the conn
try in favor of the doI!ar-a-day pen-'
sion bill. I feel that your writings
had much to do with convincing a
number of senators and some of the
members of the bouse of representa
tives that the pension bill suoild
pass, and 1 feel that the old soldiers
of the country are greatly indebted
to you foi your sen ires
Trulv your friend.
ISAAC R. SHERWOOD.
Chairman Commi'tee of Invalid Pen
sions. House of Fit presen'ativeg.
Boy Is Convicted cf Vurder.
Fond Du Lac, Wis . June 7. Rob
ert Brill of Ripon. 19 years oid. was
convicted of murder in the firs' de
gree for killing Edward Schmidt of
Fo.:d du I.ac. The crime was com
mitted near Greenland Feb. 6. The
I testimony showed that Brill shot
twice at his victim and then crushed
: his skull with a gunstock.
Chjef Detective Dead
! uetective cead.
! Orr.aha. Neb.. June 7. J-hn
pve fnr rr..nr , o rf t . U
UT.ar.a detective department, i
Two Thousand Strong,
They Assault Men Tak-
ing Their Places.
THEIR UNION IGNORED
Men, After All Night Meeting,
Vote at Daybreak to Be
gin Their Fight.
Boston, Mass. June 7. Violence
marked the beginnine of a strike of
several thousand employes of the
Boston elevated railway. Five ar- i
PRETTY SOON NOW
rests were made for assaulting mo-
tormen. The strikers demand recog-
nition of their union. The road op
erated on half time early in the day.
Ill Ml FOIt K.IRI.V C AMS.
The men were discussing the strike
:eatly all night at a mass meeting,
and as daylight was breaking voted in
favor of a strike. The gathering of I
nearly 2.i"0 made a rush for the first!
early morning cars. The first one was !
.!.. of T.i.mfiTil uf raft U'inHftti'B Tt sm i
1 1,1 Dl
smashed and the motorman and con
ductor b aten Passengers rushed out,
but none was hurt.
I'KNI.F.H INJI ItF.n.
creak in Charlestown was almost as
sc-wre, while similar o I'rreuc-s took
place at Everett and ( holsa.
hi ii r in kiiii.
Middletown, Conn., June 7. Sev
eral strikers and polii emen were in
jured in a riot today at the South
Faims mills of the Russell Manufac
turing company. Three arrests
New Haven. Corn., June 7. Or
ders were issued this afternoon for
a troop of ravalrv to assemble for
service fit .! l'.o lerow n
rnliMrnpr nnnv rnrrii
COivlrVlERCE BODY GIVEN
& CIIPRFMP milRT IO! T
r-l wt-ri 1 w S u I I I J J L .
Washington. June 7. With the
declaration that the commerce court
v as not to substitute itself for the!
interstate commerce commitsion, tL '
scrreme court in decision rter deci-'
sion tola; r:--ered tne commerce
ourt and up! eld interstate coin
men e omnii-bion.
The Indiana pure food law or 1907 1
as upheld today as constitutional
! by the supreme court of the 1'inted
H. States. A principle was announced
without interfering with the federal
pare drus act of 1 90S.
5,000 TROOPS TO
GO TO CUBA TO
War Department Makes Prep
j aration for Movement of
ARMY SHIPS ARE CALLED
Four Stationed at Newport News r
dered Put in Commission and
Washington, Jur.e 7. The gener-
ial staff of the army today Issued
i preparatory orders for the dispatch ,
of 5-000 troopvs to Cufb?: Fourarmy:
: msoorts at Newport News were or-
dered put in commission, fully pro-
vis.oneu. At the war department it Springfield. 111., June 7.-Two aP
wa stated the principal object in propri.,tion , A bv J
sending troops was to aid Cuba in re- c,al ,ossion of he ,
storing order. The troops will
drawn from eastern army posts.
NEGROES ATTACK Mll.l..
TJ.nn T.,no 7 4 hndv of rm.
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ed negroes attacked the Toledo sugar !
mill at Mt. Marians, a suburb of Ha
vana, this morning. They fled when
j the calvary appeared.
I'inii in i.anix vii.v.
Santiago, June 7. Tile gunhoat
Paducah last night landed iju ma-
! rines at Kl Cuero mines and 00 at
. Punta Do Sal for protection of prop-
Washington, June 7. Representa
tive Berger today began impeach
ment proceedings against Federal
Judge Hanford of Seattle. I'.erger
charged Hanford "with high crimes,
misdemeanors, a long series of cor
rupt and unlawful decisions and with
neing an habitual drunkard." He
asked the judiciary committee to in
vestigate. TWELVE ARE KILLED IN
Vienna. June 7. Twelve peisons
were killed and many injured at the
. Koellersdorf ammunition
WienerN'eustadt tcdav when an ex-
iPlcsion occurred in a shed containing
'scrasite. an Austrian equivalent for
were soldiers and
Dies for Dog of Neighbor.
Tayiorviile, in., .jur.e 7. In try
ing to save the life of an old dog be
loneing to his neighbor, Charles
Rink, Levi Harod turned his auto
mobile and went down an embank
ment causing injuries to Marrod
which resulted in his death.
King is Injured.
Dresden, June 7. In army rr,a
reuvers today Frederick Aueutt,
king ti Saxony, was thrown from his
' torae. H.b leg wag badly wrenched.
IN TILT OVER GOMPERS AND
Defense Charges Detec
SHOT BY DEPUTY! Men Hound Wit-
Budapest. June 7. Count Tisza.
PrLSid,?nt of the lower house, narrow-
ly escaped assassination in the diet
this morning, when Deputy Julius Ko
vacs fired three shots at him. Kovacs
then shot himself, with probably fatal
effect. Tisza was unscathed.
Kovacs is one of the most militant
members of the opposition and was
among those who were ejected from
V uaus, vl
GOVERNOR DENEEN SIGNS
uuitnuun UCIMCCIM dlUnJb
9 APPROPRIATION Rll I
laws yesterday when they were sign-
led by Governor Deneen. One is the
1 O A A . . .1 .. - . .
iii'i'roiiriauon ror rne ae-
m iiiuiidt fAi't-i iiuviii iaiion tit uie
,.it- UliiVI IS
U- i-.-.. , .
ine iiuuiuius oiii, carrying increas
ed appropriations for the grain, in
surance and automobile departments
ernor also approved the Wilmette I
Park bill, validating an election of
trustees and a bond issue of $40,
000. GAMBLE IS RETIRED BY
SOUTH DAKOTA VOTERS
Sioux Falls, S. D.. June 7. Coun
ty auditors returns from all but two
counties in the state give Thomas
Sterling 1,100 plurality over Sena-;
tor Gamble In the republican nom-'the
I ination for Flnted States senator
! The results in the two counties un
' reported cannot materially affect
i the plurality.
2 EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS
Cleveland. Ohio, June 7. Two at every session of the trial had sought
earthquake shocks were recorded by 1 lo rpach the ears of a juror with re
the seismograph at St. Ignatius roI-'n,arks made while seated in the gec
lege today. They probably originat-1 Ti(,n occupied by members of the press,
ed at a not far distant point, possl- j Tnp hit'''" charge caused half an hour's
bly in Indiana or Michigan, accord- recess for the purpose of Investiga
ing to the estimated of Father Oden-' ,ion. at the close of which the deteo
bach. j tive was exonerated by Rogers in
j open court.
NEWTON DOUGHERTY IS ! Rogers' denunciation of Burns grew
fllMPF MflRP A PrTl7CM I 0,11 of oXec'lons by the prosecution
UIMUt MUHt A LI I IcblM j ,0 the plviI1K of Franklln with ques
Springfield, 111., June 7. Cover-1 tions concering his negotiation with
nor Deneen has restored to citizen-; the district attorney. He asked the
snip .ewion v. ijougneny. wno was
sentenced to the penitentiary for ap-
, propmung tne scnoo, runus or Pe -
or a while city superintendent of
sciioius aim ireaHiirer oi tne scnooi i
! board of Peoria and who was parol
ed Nov. 9. 1911.
MOROCCANS GIVE STONY
STARE TO PASSING SULTAN
Fez. June 7. Sultan Mulai Hafid,
! accompanied by the French minister uctail of this case," retorted Rogers,
land a strong escort, left today for;"'0" to hounding our witnesses and
France. As he passed through the , watching, our office and dictographin
! deserted streets of the capital Moroc-jmir places."
'inns glared defiantly at the sultan. I District Attorney Fredericks said no
-- one had sought to implicate (lumpers
Aching Jaw Enda Debate. in ,tlp prPK,.nt ,:;lsf
haton. tot., .tune . ot necause -t-H a ,;itter of commo,, knowl
she lacked argument, but because Pfig(..- declared Rogers, "that the
her jaw and arm ached. Mrs. Lena i nite.l States in thi. district fhrm.-h
1 II l.A.,... UV,.I f .,
,a. ,.,.. mo.u v. n, . a. w
I nate oetore ine vv omen b nun nere.
: A doctor found both jaw and arms
were fractured, probably in a run-
uway accident three weeks ago.
Hubbard Funeral Held. J federal grand jurv at Indianapolis.
Sioux City. Iowa, June 7. Funeral s,,lt for ,fl's check book;
services for the late Congressman E. j that it came into court from Indian
H. Hubbard were held today. The apolts, where they are investigating
congressional delegation Included
Senators Cummins, Kenyon, Gronna
ani i raw iorii finn JieiireseniauveH
Lenroot of Wisconsin and the Iowa pers. Mr. Burns is announcing evry
congressmen. w here that he is going to get Gompers
COM PERS MENTIONED
IN DARROW TRIAL
"Darrow ;o;d ir;e that he gt the
money fc'ivtn to r:e to bribe Lock
o'Hi from harnuel Gompers direct."
Thi lebtin.ony isi'.tn ly Hvrl ii.
Franklin, wltnets for the atate in !
t:.e lyrrow trial at Los An-K-i's.
ha created a mild sensation,
li'ii.'iwm. who is president of ti.e
Aiaurxsn F-derrtli.yn A Labor, de-
r-t-i flic. fY- 't ,fp ail c.-b V.Mt ncicr
handled' a pr.ry if tr 'money eni
t i Lc.s Angeiea during the ilcNa-
At r ,
gggyggarjwwii.i .... e
nesses Helping State.
JURY TAMPERING HINT
Labor Chief Absolved by Prose
cutor Fredericks Franklin
Is Cross Examined.
Los Angeles. June 7 Bert H. Frank
lin testified in cross-examination at
the triai of Clarence S. Darrow for
alleged jury hribery that he made
his first confession of guilt at the office
.u . .
""u ll,e ir.seiue ot uscar lwier,
Sneeial enVfrnmnnr nrneaiiifnp in V. A
........ mi. v
that he was first approached with a
view fo getting him to turn state's
evidence by a deputy I'nited States
marhal ani1 tna' I'" hp "Vplied for
'iiiimo uieui io me .viercnants ana
Manufacturers' association, which took
a prominent part in the McN'amara
Franklin was on the stand all day,
hut his ordeal at the hands of Chief
Counsel Rogers for the defense was
broken several times by verbal con-
troversies between opposing counsel,
one of which included a sensational
denunciation of William J. Burns by
attorney for the defense.
rtltlM.S IN I.OMTFHV X.IMF.
In connection with his attack on
Burns. Mr. Rogers accused the prose
cution of trying to strike at Samuel
Gompers. president of the American
Federation of Labor, and declared one
of tne 1,ur"s datives w"o had been
' witness if he had not
conrfS8jn. in which
in making his
the names of
jnrnf. aml (;ornppr9 WPre UR(1(1i Dpon
; ,,,, to hrjni; :ompPr9- name into ,
whenever the opportunity
SAIS III UN'S "IIOI NnS- IIKKF.NSF. .
The district attorney insisted that
Inirns had nothing to do with the pros
ecution. "Burns men are coticerned In very
Qsitar Lawlor. ana in other districts.
has made a strenuous effort to bring
Mr. (Jumpers' name in, and it is a
matter of common knowledge right
from the evidence in this case that the
i these other charges. It is our con-
i these other charges.
tention that this prosecution against.
i i ianu is nui a sieji aganiHt tff)m-
if he can, through Darrow."
The iirosecution took exception to
rilOHF.C I TION lSOI.-H I.OVF.R.
"We have no charges to prefer
'against Mr. Gompers," said Mr. Fred
Counsel for the defence , nipha-
: sis on Franklin's visits to the office of
j the Merchants and Manufac' i.rers' a
1 sociation, members of v tii h R'jgers
designated as friends of the Darrow
prosecution. Ftankliu said he had
gone there seeking employment after
he had made his confession to the
disrMct attorney and that th men
he met there were all old friends.
At the close of Franklin's cross
examination members of the defense
j declared better progress had been
made vvlth the 1 a-e during the day
than at any time ciuc Franklin took
the stand. Redirect examination by
Assistant District Attorney Ford wa3
begun, but not concluded.
MOVE MADE TO PREVENT
Washington, Jute 7. The inter
state commerce commission reported
favorably a bill to prevent reproduc
tion of the Johnson-Flynn prize
fight moving pictures.
Life Too Prosiac; Ends It.
Tayiorviile, 111., June 7. Declar
ing '!iL.t n: was not worth tivin?.
William Clark of May township, 45
years old and reputed to be worth
$",, 000, drank two ounces (' car-
i ,'oIlc ari(1 ln the presence of his wife
fcnd two daughters and died before a
i physician arrived.