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jH Exclusive Wire I JJ jjfl P .1 ISLAND ARGU HOME EDITION SIXTY-THIRD YEAR. NO. 51. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1013. TWELVE PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. R OCK MOOSE MEET URGES ALLEN FOR SENATOR Moline Manufacturer Dis cussed With Others to Make Illinois Race. TO NAME FULLTICKETS Purpose Is to Have New Party! Organize in Every County in the State. Chicago. III., Dee. 16. Representa f:ve members ttt the progressive party from nearly cvtry county in Illinois gathered here today to confer on tho arty plana for the future with par ticular refer' nee to the elections of lift year. Before 'he meeting adjourns it is planned to s Ie-t a candidate for tne I'nite.l States s-na'e aim to perfect plans for complete tickets in every county and in every sena'orial and ermgressicnal district next year. Tin: day's program called for an ex'-utive session of the Mate central ornniittee, a reception and .uncheon at the Chicago f'P":rc6.-!vc club; a1 fonfereixe of county chairmen with, tii" c'a'c entral and Cook coirity com- ' init'eenien ; a reception to visiting v-c.Hieii at the progressive club and a rally at cU-Lit. Ttir kevnote was vound'd hy Hay-; niond K' bins, chairman of the stale central committee, who declared) against amalgamation v I'll either of the eld parties an J predicted victory, !i i! THE UNRULY CALF ! TEDFORD AND ENRI6HT ARE FREE OF BARS Dunne Acquiesces in the Recommendations of Board of Pardons. ii THE WEATHER II ONE LABOR WAR SLAYER Other Fails to Serve Sentence Because of Clerk's Error Now in High Place. Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for Rock Island, Davenport, Kollnr and Vicinity. Generally fair tonight and Wednes day, not much change in temperature, moderate variable winds. Temperature at 7 a. m. 34. Highest yesterday 42. Lowest last night 33. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 6 miles per hour. Precipitation none. Relative humiditv at 7 p. m. 91, atirj ii ! t t 7 a. m. so. j Republican National Com- btage of water 3:o a fall of .1 In, last 24 !iours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. 2 PROPOSALS UP TO FIXERS OF OLD PARTY ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening stars: Jupiter, Saturn. Morn ing stars: Mars. Mercury, Venus. Con stellation Leo (the Lion) low on the horizon, north of east, about 9:30 p. m.. shows the well defined, figure of a sickle, extending east to 'west- mittee is Still Wrestling With Its Problem. HEAR TESTIMONY SLAYER'S FATHER SONG THAT STIRRED WILSON TO PROTEST ligious Peculiarities 'During Childhood. in the sj.riie eleirion. This senti-, mn! was echoed in a letter tent by ; former Senator Hevertdre. No Connection of Any Kind. "No amalgamation, no mercer, no connection of any kind with a-iy other NW York' neC' 16. The Proecu' party whatewr." ran the IJcveridge tion today rested in the case of Hans letter. "Fit every man w- lose by j Schmidt, charged with the murder of i uch a course of honor, we wllj jain!AnM unjuMf r.rjj,t. uiTfts f)M1- for ! . (the defense, outlined the insanity plea j Kvery cause muKt hae Its Bene- ' h(. n!n ,rB , 1lirv ' --in i ii iiuiii, uul iiu caiir: looes u v I Washington, D. C. Dec. 16. Tin j follow ing is the "Damn-Damn Daran" 'song in full the song which aroused ELECTION FRAUDS MUST GO TO JURY Parent Of Schmidt Tells. Of Re-! the president to instruct the secretar him. "Our nred of the hour Is organisa tion, organization, and again organiz ation. Kvcry county shoi.Id ! care fully and thoroughly oiganued. pro les of war and the navy to make vig orous protest to the higher officers present at the recent Carabao ban quet: Air "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching." In that land of dopey dreams, happy, peaceful Philippines, ' "Where the bolo man Is hiking nfght and day. Where insurrectos steal and lie, where Americanos die. There you hear the soldiers sing this evening lay: cinct l.y precinct. A full .ounty ticket,,,.. ririHon,P .vhibitod relic'ious ntcul-! should be put In tile fi-ld throughout 1 jarj, ief "He used to catch his mother"s j tiie state." In his stltenient to the delegates .Mr. Kohins declared that "You can r.ot pour the new w ine of the economic ni.d social life if 1014 into the old party I.ottNs of ls6o." l'oi:tinuing lie huld : "Wo are charged, as the representa tives of C!s6.47S vots. of Illinois maintain and deve.op the Schmidt sprang to his feet and vehe mently denied he as insane heu he killed the girl. "It' a i;!" he shouted. Schmidt's father, the first witness' Chorus described how at the early age of i Damn. damn, damn the insurrectos cross eyed Kakiack ladrones; Underneath the starry flag. case. The-case hinged on the conten tion of State's Attorney Hoyne of CChicago that the special grand jury which indicted nearly 60 men for elec tion frauds acted without warrant of law. The effect of the decision is said I to be the cases will be brought to trial in Chicago without delay. geese," said the father, "cut off fheir heads, put them in his pockets and play with the blood, imitating religious ceremonies." Civilize 'em with a Krag, flclal violations of the civil law while to our boards and commissions are load- political ed with incompetents to pay political entity of the progressive arty as the debts. instrument of their political will. We j Taffa New Candidate. acout all amalgamation s hemes for: "The neoDle are becoming restive1 ompromise witli cith. r of ti:e old bois I under this continued breach of faith, j Chorus ridden parties. Our party was born yet iotli the old parties are planning Social customs there are few. all the And return us to our homes own beloved Underneath the Xipa thatch, where the skinny chickens scratch. Only refuge after hiking all day long. When I lay roe down to sleep, slimy lizards o'er me creep; Then you hear the soldiers sing this evening song: CARABAOS' PRESS AGENT IS BLAMED Springfield, 111., Dec. 16. Joshua Tedford, a former Chicago policeman who escaped serving a penitentiary sentence through a clerical error, and Maurice Enright, sentenced to life im prisonment at Joliet for the murder of Vincent Altman, in Chicago, were pardoned today by Governor Dunne. The governor acted upon the recom mendation of the BtHte. board of par pens in both cases. Tedford was con victed in 1903 charged with conspir acy to defeat Justice. A clerk in the the criminal court failed to give prop er notice to the sheriff directing Ted fcrd's commitment in the penitentiary and the latter was never called upon to serve the sentence. Since his con- vicion he nas been employed in a big Chicago clothing establishment and has arisen to a high place of con fidence and esteem. Kuriht was .-onv'cted in T911 f jr the murder of Vincent Altman. The killing was the outgrowth of a labor Avar which held Chicago in its grasp. Doubt as to Enright's Guilt. In a private opinion of 5,000 words on the Enright case the board of par dons said: "We are of the opinion that Enright is probably innocent. la any event, doubt as to his guilt it more than reasonable." BILLY RUGH GIVES HIS LIFE IN VAIN G:"rl Saved by Skin from News boy's Crippled Leg Suffers Relapse at Gary. ATTACKS ON SYSTEM One Plan Is to Submit Reappor tionment to Various States for Ratification. Miss Ethel Smith of Gary, lnd., for whom Billy Rugh, the crippled news boy, formerly a resident of Rock Is land, laid down his life, has suffered a relapse and is at the Gary general hospital. Miss Smith lost her power of loco motion a few- days ago because or the parthf failure of the first skin graft ing operation. A new operation was performed. In August. 1912, Miss Smith was Washington, Dec. 16. Two proposals for reorganization of the republican party and to find a basis upon which the discordant elements can unite con fronted the republican national com mittee today. Foremost was a pro posal for a special national conven tion to readjust the question of dele gate representation. The other was that no convention be called, but that the national committee fix a plan of re apportionment for ratification by repub lican state conventions. The resolution for a special conven tion, prepared by a special committee, which also framed another resolution in accordance with the compromise burned about the body. Billy Rugh by charlts n Warreu of Michigan. in answer to the economic and socialite Ho MnimlloH ; n H 1H tv rcu-tln. ! - vr v ' j -.-..' needs of our liidividi .il and national . arieg and machine bosses in the ap life. Nothing can prewnt the triumph proaehing 6tate campaign, and now of the progressive party except a comes Mr. Taft recommending Sen cowardly compromise w ith the dis-; Btor Elihu Root as the republican credited old party machines tor the J candidate for president in 1116. This bake of temporary sur-cess. ! sngK-stion has received eneourage- Old Parties Found Wanting. ment from the high priest of the re-1 "The time i ripe for a progressive J publican faith. Where can the i-eop e j victory in Illinois. The promises of : "1 k" '" f'- - llip ni4l ionitl and Mat. aif?iunistr:if ios Party . ladies smoke and chew. And the men do things the padres say are wrong: But the padres cut no ice, for they live on fish and rice. When you hear thr soldiers sing J dinner last week this evening song. the work of the press agent who fur nished advance stories of tho dinner I iceave Koaai Acrou iowi. which declared what was said and j C olfax. Iowa. Deo. C Piand for j done was designed to show "lack of I paving the proposed trans-state high-1 syn .pathy for recent developments I For Senatorship Nomination. : way between Davenport and Council In connection with I niteu states are being compared it their per .i in ( I ii i ii n mi i uiicu iiinira ... . ... lormances ana ooui are o-'ing iouna I Blurts with incK or concrete weru, wanting. We ere promis. d a tariff I ntorhip the names of K G. Allen ldllnclu.d at the annuaI noting of the M.I that would reduce the . ost of liv-j"' .oe. r. ! River to River Road association yes- iug. We have the tariff bill but the cost of living rises whiTe the demand for labor lessens throughout the land, i " c."'""- ""'"""' "u" " count v through w hich the road rasses Already the bread line lengthens in I ,aJTls- t'nampaign. were mentioned. . rerre6rnted. Committees w ill of Moline: Dean Franklin of Micomb; Medill McCormiek. Raymond Robins and Walter t'lvde Jones. Chicago: William Elliott. Galesburg. and B. F. ! but action was deferred un'il later iri the day. A plan to finance the rou-j tine business of the party in the state i was adopted calling for a p-r capita assessment of 10 cents a year based I terday. More than 1"0 good reads ad vocates attended the mreting. every every city and the tramp of the un employed is heard in the streets. In tills rtate we have the h'.'nest rate of taxation In our history and it a im posed by an administration that made economy the slogan of its appeal to. tii. -..tora I ran I Otner frogresaive wnitrencci. j Des Moines. Iowa. Dec. 1J. The pro I gressive rarty cf Iowa will hold a be appointed to bring the issue before the legislature. Mra. Ray Gary Police Head. Gary, lnd . Dec. 1C Mayor Thomas Dec. 1C. The United Mr. Robins placed responsibility for this situation cn both parties. "The bi parti .-an combine of the demorepub lioan gangsters In Cue Ia-st legislature defeated the initiative and referen dum, the tax commission Mil. the non partisan municipal cbction bill and the eight hour bill for working worn- t on." he went on. "And as a last straw in destroying public confluence we see the I'ubHc service demoralized by cf- i on trie vote ior iean j-TanKiin. w no ,-. ,A ,i. k,. .,.m 1 for lieutenant-governor last year. ; ,. XI u..- Wasuington ! Garv suffrast leader, to the presiaency ' States, through messages conveyed by of -he safetv. board. Mrs. Ray w ill' '"-an -j"uis v""i a ma ua k. hH r ii.. rv,.i;vo onH ont.. I 'aiTanza, has successfully interceded state-wide conference at Des -Moines i M wh formerlv lived 1 in b ha!f of Spaniards who complained 1 ' in Chicago, took the stump in a rece KU ""--' i judicial campa gn in Illinois. She Columbus. Ohio. Dee. iC.-Progres- of ,h Garv ri. r,u., of Ohio will hold a conference . the United State recognized the coa Illinois Supreme Court Denies Application of State's At torney Hoyne. I Springfield," 111., Dec. 16. The Illi nois supreme court today denied an application for a writ of habeas GROWTHrflF. TRAFFIC SLOW 3-. T; . iW,'...-:,1 1M IT xurpusui uie i,uicago election iraua Burlington Official Saya Wagea Have Risen Too Fast. Chicago, 111., Dec. 16. Figures pur porting to show that wages of Burling ton railroad employes have increased faster than traffic were presented to the federal board of arbitration yes terday in the wage dispute between the railroad and its 5,000 conductors and trainmen. The hearing was in the federal building The employes rested their case last Saturday. H. E. Byram, vice presl dent in charge of operation, occupied the stand all day. Attorney .Hale Hoi den condticted the examination. The irAuav o m inatfnn u uo ft-ir 7I re V i c i i vc.T . Aaiiuiiaiiwii ciq s j -ww m . fj- Stories Given to Papers About ! u'ent w- A- Whitney of the Brother- l nooa oi itaiiroaa i rain men. One of the exhibits showed the in crease in wages compared with the in crease in freight and passenger train miles from 1902 to 1913. According to the figures, the Burlington's freight train miles increased only 0.29 per cent, while freight train wages went up 5S.25 per cent. Passenger train miles went up 22.18 per cent and pas senger train wages 74.53 per cent. In support of the road's contention Attorney Holden argued that the Burl ington's prosperity is not necessarily an argument in favor of higher wages. "Railroads are required to give ac count of their stewardship to the pub lic," he said. "They are required con stantly to increase efficiency and safe ty." Mr. Byram presented a mass of sta tistics. They showed that the road since 1908 expended $20,187,273 for road betterment. In the last six years $17,206,891 has been spent for new rolling stock and equipment. On dividends the exhibits showed a comparatively small increase since 1912. when the annual dividend was $7.475.u63. or $922 a mile. In 1912 the dividend was $8.867.12S, or $977 a mile. Tiiis year's dividend was the same as last year, but the per mile rate went down to $973. Army and Navy Dinner Are Repudiated. Washington, Dec. 16. Honorary President Howard and other officers of the Order of Carabao sent assur ances to administration officials that they entertained no spirit or purpose of hostility to President Wilson's Phil ippine policy when they gave their Howard repudiated saved her life when he allowed his twisted leg to be amputated. A short time later he caught cold and died. GOMPERS DENIES REAL DEPRESSION chairman of the law committee, fixes the basis of delegate reapportionment; the plan to be ratified by two-thirds of the states which cast republican plu ralities for president in 190S. Saya System Must Ceaae. Before the special committee was ready to report the national commit- , tee began its session and was address ! ed by Warren. No one should expect representa- Attributes Present Lull in Labor ' tion to be determined by rules pro vidlng for absolutely equal representa tion," Baid Warren. "But when one state sends one delegate to a national convention for every 1.054 votes cast ! for a ronubHcay Qftyjlte for tho pros- Gompers to7T ahou.se committee that I .:7 1 '1 7 iVk k , r another st,ate one delegate with but while a number of men are out of em-! -ua, voIce and vofe for every 10 3l)K 1 4 1 1T. 4?nAn 1 ' Market to Transition Na tion Is in Just Now. Washington, Dec. .16. Samuel, ployment in the United States, pos-' sibly a trifle above normal, he be lieved it was "due to a transition we are in rather than to any real depres Eion." He made the statement In the course of an argument for the Bart- lett bill. He pointed to the recent in dictment of labor leaders in Colo rado for violation of the Sherman law to emphasize the contention that they should be exempt from prosecu tion for combining to better wages and conditions. EIGHT PERISH IN A CINCINNATI FIRE Circus Rider Is Accused of Put ting- Match to Home of the Salvation Army. and tendencies of the Philippine goy ernment." Brigadier General Mclntyre and Howard conferred with Secretary Garrison' and promised to furnish him a report of what occurred at the din-, ner. SMALLPOX CASES ON A BATTLESHIP Women Vote for Bond Issue. Champaign, III.. Dec. 16. Many women voted yesterday fn a special ' ! of mistreatment when Chihuahua City j bond election in the St. Joseph school j ! was occupied by constitutionalists In- 1 district and are given credit for the i fertnees that by appealing to Carranza ' carr Ll of the Proposition to issue sives hre Jan. 3 to take steps to put a com flete state ticket in the field next November. bonds to erect a new school building. Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 16. Four are known to have lost their lives, a score of persons are in hospitals, some in critical condition, and the Salvation Army home was damaged $55,000 by a fire, believed incendiary, last night. The only victim identified was Arthur Sandell, bookkeeper and clerk at the home. He was a son of a Presbyter ian minister. A charge of incendiarism was placed against Frank Meyers, who claimed to be a circus rider. He last lived in Arizona. Wally Mayer, a ball player on the American league team of. Chicago, dis covered the blaxe and at the risk of his life rescued eight children im periled by smoke. The bodies of three more men were recovered this afternoon, making the known dead eight. New York, Dec. 16. Thomas J. Mc Manus, city fireman on 21 hours' leave. and bis mother and Bister were burned ! to death and seven persons were Injur ed by flames or by jumping into the streets in one of the most spectacular apartment house fires in the city re cently. Fifty occupants of a five-story votes cast, all must know that such method and "System must cease." Cummins la Heard. Ormsby Mcllarg addressed the com mittee in opposition to a special con vention. Resolutions adopted admit Senator Cumming and Representative Woods of Iowa of the republican con gressional committee to the conference. Chairman Warren of the law commit tee then moved to adopt the first res olution proposing a national convention and a debate began. Cummins appealed for the calling of a national convention. While he did npt discourage the alternative proposi tion of referring a reorganization plan to the states, he believed such a plnn would not Impress the general public as strongly as would a convention. RECORD SALE OF ENGLISH REALTY Nineteen Acres in the Heart of London Is Purchased by Member of Commons. London, Eng., Dec. 16. The Duke of Bedford's freehold property covering 19 acres. In the cicinity of Govant Gar den, in tbe heart of London, Including the Royal opera, Drury Iane, Aldwicli Strand and Lyceum theatres, several hotels, Covent ga.-den. Market Bow street police court. National Sporting club and a number or great printing establishments, today was sold to Harry-Halladay-Deely, unionist mem ber of the house of commons. It is biggest private real estate deal on record. The figures are withheld, but agents vouchsafe the "price exceeds by several million pounds the largest sum ever before paid Tor a single property." 12 HOURS FOR HORSE 50 ENTOMBED BY i is kansas city law MINE EXPLOSION Chicago New Year's Regulation. j stitutionalist3 was rronouneed false; Keokuk Woman Enda Her Life Chicago. Ill , Dec. 16. Mayor Harrf- J hy Secretary Bryan, who said: "Where j Keokuk Iowa. r.r. iC. Mrs. C. D. ;on today announced no drinks will be UL Jnr.tin. . Mm !Stre,er' ior feveral eara one ' the was probably fatally injured by fall- fold or served in Chicago restaurants ; j "k most prominent social workers of this'ing from a ladder in trying to reach after 1 a. m. New Year's evening. Pa- j " tYf,!ff,' " I Ci,y' became menially unbalanced fob j the McManus rooms. The property trons will be permitted to remain in : " - i e-'--"". lowing a nervous breakdown and took loss is t "i oon cafes to consume drinks ordered and i , . - " " ! her own life here yesterday by turn- For Pirictuating Telegrams. Washington, Dec. 16. Representa tive Curry of California today Intro. apartment found exits shut off when ' duced a resolution to require telegraph aroused by firtmen. There were thrill-j companies to capitalize and punctuat ing rescues on the third and fourth 'all telegrams under penalty. stories. Michael Sullivan, a fireman. Kansas City. Mo., Dec. 16. The up- ! nor hniiAe of the council ruij!ed an ordinance restricting to 12 hours the "" " " maximum working day for laorses. Grand Jemtli.n. Cel.. Dec. 16. Anj-j;onie team oners are working two explosion at the Vulcan mine of the , shifts of drivers wlt'a the same Roc ky Mountain Fuel company, at j horses." declared the president of the New Castle, i reported to Lave en-1 humane society. tombed forty or fifty miners. A hurrb-d ehc-iking of the company's !m indicated that MIr.e Foreman Pope Heada Minc Workers. Be'ieville. 111. Dec, 16 John Pop served before 1 o'clock. NORTH DAKOTANS HANG MURDERER i in that section,-and therefore does not j control." j The battleship Ohio will be delayed i 10 days at sea on account of two cases of smallpox aboard. The battleship j .Michigan win remain in Mexican wa trs until relieved by the Ohio. ing on the gas Jets in her bedroom. Butter 45 Cents at Chicago. Chicago. 111., Dec. 16. Best grades leve'of butter today jumed to 40 and 45 SUF ARSON SQUAD DAMAGES CHURCH HOGS IN WISCONSIN FULL PARDON FOR DR. W. J. MORTON trnilAJn TIIREPPHI AR1 Washington, Dec. 16 Dr. William lUUliU lUDCnUULMn j Morton, who served a term in tbe Madison. Wis., Deo. 16. Twenty Atlanta penitentiary with Julian Haw- I per cent of an average lot of hogs . thorne for complicity in mining stock ! brought to slaughter are tubercular, frauds, today was pardoned by Presl- according to Dr. M. P. Ravel, profes- dent Wilson to be restored to civil isor of bacteriology at the L'ni versity ! rights as of Dec. 10. The pardon was Liverpool, Eng., Dec. 16. Stalls on 'of Wisconsin. The state's hogs do ; asked by many citizens of New York the south sfde of St. Ann's church 'not develop the disease within them-'and several physicians, who pointed Williston. N. D. Dec. 16- Culberaon. recently convicted of mur-1 cents per pound, depending somewhat dering three members of the Diiler on location of the store, ft is reported j ere destroyed and its splendid organ selves, as thev are too short lived, but out that he would be debarred of earn- VawforJ. Fire Bof Walters, ar.d at ! has been elected president of tbe IJH- j family at Ray, North Dakota, today , oleomargarine manufacture in Chicago er.ously damaged by a suffraget arson contract it by feeding on by-products , ing a living in the profession of medi !iat :: rr.iiifr? of whom only :?ht ' nois Federation of Miners, accordfeg a taken from tie Williams county ia November reached 10,000.000 ' squad In protest against the govern- of creameries and following tubercul-1 cine unless the civil rights were rx re fenigctrs, cre entombed. to unofficial return received today. jjH by mob acd hanged to a bridge. pcunc. ment's treatment of Mrs. Pankhurst. : osis cattle. stored.