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THE AEGrTJS, SATUBDAY MAHCH 31 , 1903.
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AGONY OVER EARLY
Republicans Nominate McCono
chie for Mayor On First
KNOX WITHKtAWS TEOM EaOE
To Increase Anderson Strength, But
More is XotSaeoeis
For Mayor AYilliam McConochie.
For City Clerk II. C. Schatfer.
For City Attorney John K. Scott.
For City Treasurer K. T. Ander
son. For Assistant Supervisors John
Kolloff, S. S. Hull, Jr. J. F. Myers,
H. II. Doerring.
For Assessor I. L. Freeman.
For Collector William G. Pitman.
For Justice of the Peace J. F. Wit
ter. The above are the nominees for
city-township offices picked at the
convention of the republicans last
evening at Turner hall. The function
was without features beyond the
manner in which William McConochle
held the delegations from the wards
instructed for him up to the mark.
Not. a member of the bunch was
permitted, to go astray, the vote be
ing announced by wards so that the
insurgent, should there be any,
would first find it necessary to hare
it out with his chairman before -he
could jump his instructions, and none
was sufficiently devoted to the cause
of t,he other aspirants to do that.
Thus the main work of the conven
tion was done on 4he cut-and-dried
McConochie's enemies had what ap
peared to be a momentary advantage
when they secured an informal ballot
preceding the formal one in the hope
that, a loose end might be turned' tip
KortK'where to work upon, but noth
ing of the kind' wceurred. The infor
mal part of the program settled the
hash for 1. F. Knox, who in it made
his final flounder and then yielded up
the ghost. Aid. A., (J. Anderson, of
the Seventh, took his delegations,
those from the First arid Second
wards, and held' his own from the
S-e.venth. - McCOnochie's . henchmen
from the other four wards stood pat
and the trick was turned.
Scqtt Has Kmy Picking Also
What 'was expected to be a sharp
skirmish over "the city attorneyship
nomination 'proved to be but,avsham
battle. The lines were not sharply
drawn and on the Informal ballot it
was seen that John K. Scott, the pres
ent ineuinbent, was far and away in
the lend. The lower wards were
pretty well divided with II. M. Sehrl-
ver," but when the Seventh dropped its
22 for Scott, Schrivcr fell out of the
hoppej-. As for W. M. Walker, the
other aspirant, it is-doubtful if he
was ever in it.
There was a large crowd in the hall
and the fellows who want to hold
their jobs were, largely in evidence.
not only in the delegations, but
among the spectators. Not a few
came expecting to see doings, but
they scarcely, got. their .. .money's
worth. The spectators In some cases
got in ahead of the delegates and
there was minv an argument over
scats before the latter were all
The crowd quieted down when A. K
Nelson, the city-township chairman,
hammered the lesk at 7:43 and after
reading- the call asked for nomina
tions for chairman. Some bright
member suggested the name of C. J..
.Searle. ami as his election to the
chairmanship would.' eliminate any
dark horse role he might be playing.
It received general assent.
Searle Cats Oat 8 !-h.
Mr Searje trpon taking the high
boards intimated that there was no
real reason why he should not make
a speech and outline the campaign
excepting his own modest forbear
ance. Then he asked for someone to
name a temporary .secretary, and
Prof. V. O. Petersen,, of the Seventh,
was elevated. .The oli was. called for
a committee of seven on credentials
and the ward chairmen named in or
der :the following: William Wilkens,
Maj. V.-T. Channon, G. A. Johnson,
J. ' T. Noftsker, ,!tseph Rosenfield,
Frank Welch, C. L. Ackerlind. Jn the
same manner a committee on perma
nent organization was named consist
ing of John Eckermann, illiam Sug-
den, W". L. Ludolph, Dr. W. II. Lude
wlg, Robert ISennett, Jr., C. J. Larkin
and H. S. IJollman. The reading of
the credentials was dispensed with
and the temporary organization was
made iermartent. Following were the
Deleffataa In Convention.
First ward II. N. Wood, William
Wilkens, A. Tabor, D. P. Williams, C.
Lindgren, II. Sehnert, A. -Bailey, -K.
Patton, John Ackerman, A. Eggart.
Ben Hanson, Joe Gutzwiler, M. F.
Second ward T. thannon, D. G.
White, William Sugden, Charles
Oberg, James McCormack, John
Swanson, D. B. South, Julius Dooghe,
Arnold Oswald, A. W. Johnson, Aug
ust Xindblom, Oscar Carlson, Jake
Lif stein, Thil WagiieT, Jlenry Bwrris,
Third ward C. F. Gaetjer, Aaron
Anderson, John' O'Connor, Edward B..
To know all there 5 to know 'about a;
Sarsaparina,iake Ayer's. Your ctqr:
will say :SQ top. He
Krcis, L. C. Blandlng-, William T. Da
vis, William L. Ludolph, Wallace .Sou
ders, William Hanson, C. J. Searle,
Charles'Miller, Siraou Lewis, John O.
Freed, Frank J. Steele, George Terry,
Carl Sauerraann, CJ. A. Johnson.' "
Fourth ward M. M. Sturgeon. Jos
eph M. Kosenfield, Benjamin Joch,
John T. 2Coftsker. Paul Braaidenburg,
Dr. illiam II. Ludewig, Dr. Henry
II. Cha&e, John IUnck, Leo Vemere,
Edward Tremann, William Wiesler,
Fred It. Pollard, Samuel Willis, Willis
Mitchell,. Thomas Jenkins, Harry G.
Fifth ward F.E.Kobbins.Fr.ankCol
liros, C. O. Jensen, M. I. Morris, T
P. Cox. C. Oswald, P. J. Cary,
John Grogan, Kobert Bennett, Jr.,
S. Conwell, F. II. Kelly, Bussell
est, J. Itosenfield, M. T. Stafford.
Sixth ward) William II. Edwards,
F. C. Denkmann, T. A. Herzog, C. J.
Larkin, William Kennedy, D. J. Sears.
John Mohl, Henry Lange, George 'Mil
ler, George P. Nissen, Andrew Chris
tenson, John Cramer, Frank Welch,
Seventh wardv C. W. Foss, F. M.
Sinnet, A. F. Soderstrom, W. W.
Channon, William Lucklum. Andrew-
Peterson. Henry J. Glouck. Peter Kas-
mussen, II. S. Bollman, A'. O. Veter
son, Frank Miller, Felix F. Hcnke,
George Scott, George W. Wal
lick. Carl A. Anderson, J.. M. Keim,
Charles Morrison, William Beckwith,
August C. Peterson, D. Hohenboken,
C. L. Ackerlind, Gustav Smith.
Order of Dolo Business
It was decidied to follow out the or
der of business indicated in the call,
to dispense with nominating speeches,
call the roll by wards for nomina
tions, take informal ballots on all
candidates, and allow the chairman
of each ward to announce the full
vote, of his delegation whether all the
members were present or not. E. B
Kreis, Itussell West and Carl Ander
son were named as tellers and then
the. convention proceeded to business
On the call ofvthe wards for may
oral candidates the First turned up
15. F. Knox, the Third William MvCon
oehic- and the Seventh A. G. Andcr
son. The iuforuial ballot gave Mc-
Conochie CI, Knox 29 and Anderson
thwanls voting solid. Knox then
"kindly" withdrew and thanked his
supporterw with tears in his speech.
On t he formalballot MeConochie polled
61 and Anderson 51 and the chairman
declared the former it after the usual
operntion of making it unanimous.
The veteran statesman from the
Sixth anise to say thank you and
added that if there was to be any
mud slinging done in the campaign
it would not be from his sitle of the
street, all of which was duly record
ed as a revised) application 'of the ven
erable adage about throwing rocks.
There was no opposition to II. C.
Sehaffer for city clerk and after he
had been named by all the wards he
was chosen bv acclamation.
f For city attorney the First ward
j proposed J. K. Scott, the Fourth II.
f M.chriver and the Fifth W. M . Walk-i
cr. The informal vote pave Scott 57,
Schriver 32 and Walker 23. On the
next count Scott had 70, Khriver ."?4
and Walker 8. It was then made
' For city treasurer K. T. Anderson
was the only one named and he was
put tip on the acclamation plnn. It
was decided to dispense with the in
formal ballot In the case of the as
sistant sujervisors. as there were
four to be named. The call by wards
gave but four names, however, those
given above, and they were placed in
nomination by acclamation.
The office of assessor Was also plac
et! with little trouble, J. L. Freeman,
A. I). Cox and John Huntoon lK'injr
the aspirants. The informal ballot
showed that Mr. Freeman was ths
only one who was in the race, and on
the final vote the count gave him S2
to 22 for Cox and 7 for Huntoc.
Only Fight of Kvenln-.
The only tight of the evening was
made over the eollectorship. There
were four names presented, William
(!. l'itman. S. E. Mattison, Sr., Kdgar
Cronk and WHIard Baker. On this
proposition the Seventh went on a
reef and parted amidships and tin
certainty overspread the convention.
Pitman had a ' lead frojn the begin
ning. and three laborious ballots did
not show much change, the others le
ing pretty closely bunched.- Before
the fourth - ballot was taken F. C.
Denkmann proposed that the men be
ing voted for be put through their
paces on the stage so that, the dele
gates niight have some basis for a
choice. This had the desired effect
and the convention settled down to
business. The fourth ballot was the
last and Pitman received 62. Matti
son 1, Cronk 17. and Baker 14.
J. F. Witter had no opposition 'for
the nomination ?for justice of the
peace to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of O. E. Cramer and
he was chosen by acclamation. Then
it was up to the chairmanship of the
city-township committee. There was
a vvhUper and .the name of E. W.
Schoede was heard, but the sound
was stilled and the name of Capt.
John Hinck became audible. All the
wards that said anything said Rinck,
and Kinck it m Loud calls for a
speech were made and Johnnie climb
ed off his chair -and spoke just two
words, "Thank you."
After the committee had been em
powered to fill, all vacancies the con
vention snuffed itself out.
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PLANS OF SINGERS
Permanency of Rock Island
Choral Society Now
FIRST TEAS YEBY SUOCESSTUL
If our I h Concert to Be Given Next
. .. - Friday Evea- .
Kock Island, March 21. Editor Ar
gus: Bock Island citizens will have the
pleasure next Friday of listening to
the hist of the four concerts promised
by the Choral society. This will close
the first year of the organization.
About a year ago half a dozen of
the citizens met to discuss the possi
bility of organizing a chorus, a so
ciety which should fill a vacancy that
had. too long been open. To set up an
organization that would make it its
duty to advam-e the musical thought.
by advancing its members and edueat
ing the public taste for the best of
What is sweeter than music, and
what is more expressive than sor.g?
What, is sweeter and more enjoyable
than a simple little number of mixed
chorus like "Sweet and Low" with its
simple melody and beautiful liar
mony, and what is more rejoicing.
majestic, inspiring than to hear a well
trained chorus and large orchestra
thunder forth with stirring- majesty
and grandeur, "Thanks Ie ti,God,"
from Mendelssohn's immortal orator
io, "Elijah." Surely both numbers can
bring the best results for the per
formers as well as listeners. Al
though both are of entirely differ
ent character, they can only bring
good results, an uplifting- into a more
artistic temperament and almos
pherc. They can only cause a long
ing for a purer, nobler and more ar
The Chorul soeiety has by its st
year's work established a reputation
that must necessarily convince the
most skeptical that we have the tal
ent here, and have the right talent
together to hold the respect of the
music loving public. Taking into con
sideration that this was the, first year
all was new, and many things to be
learned in the chcrus work as well as
in managing as large -an organization.
Bock Island may look with great hope
and expectations forward to the good
things to be heard in the future and
the pleasant surprises the society may
have in store.
There is no doubt but what the m
eiety is now on the threshhold of its
real activity from a musical stand
point, as members now inter
ested, and such asi ma join, are
people with a .purpose, people that
enjoy the work, and not merely join
because it is a fad. People who love
the art and from whom we can only
expect- the very best results.
As regards the financial standpoint
there is no reason to doubt the sin
cerity of the people. They responded
well the first year, and they surely
will now. They have realized for
years the necessity of an organi
zation of this -kind,! a'l' will surelj
support it now, and not only support
it. but. take a great pride in its wel
fare, which of CQiirre means financial
' - Ala: a Noble One
The aim of the society is a noble
one and is in no way ti money-making
scheme, but purely for the uplifting
of conditions- in its line. Its support
and'only revenqe has been in money
reeeived from subscriptions and tick
ets sold for concerts given; and it
should be a duty arid a pleasure to
every citizen to support so noble a
The program for next Friday brings
as usual-,- new features. A -splendid
ladies chorus and splendid male cho
rus, besides repeating some of the
best works or parts of works given in
the past. It gives us also some splen
did solos for organ, vocal, violincello
and finally a great novelty in a violin
solo given by a little child wonder,
ONE OF THE SINGEBS.
HEAVY DEATH LIST
FOR MONTH OF FEBRUARY
The board of directors of the Mod
ern Woodmen ' adjourned yefcterday
after allowing ;t(Xi death claims
amounting to a total, of $547,000 for
the- month of February. This is an
unusually heavy draft and is consid
erably above the assessment for. the
month. It Is exacted that the claims
for the month of Ma reh will exceed
the figure for February, experience
having shown-that March brings the
greatest number of deaths of any
month in the year.
MANY ARE ENTERED IN
'-FAITHFUL SERVICE CONTEST
Interest in The Argus "faithful
service" contest is growing strouger
every day. MJequests for information
blanks, are being received daily from
all oyer .the count v from those who
believe thej- are entitled to the prize,
a handsome gold watch.
The proofs submitted to this office
will be carefully canvassed by three
impartial judges, who will award the
prize in accordance with the evidence
received.' 'The contest will he open
untiF Monday, June 1, 190:i at, 6 p. m..
so that every one, in the county may
have sufficient opportunity to estab
There Is' no voting or anj'thing of
that 'character connected with the
pontest, the only requirement for
eligibility -being- 'that' the contestant
must be a resident of Bock Island
Those who think they have been
tne longest in continuous service,
whether in oflice, store, workshop,
foctory, .farm or household, should
apply at The Argus oflice, in person
or by letter, for the proper blanks
with which to supply the information.
Both men and women are eligible.
ROBERT BLAXELY HURT
IN ALIGHTING FROM TRAIN
Bobcrt Blakely, of Preemption, is
at St. Anthony's hospital suffering
with a dislocated left shoulder sus
tained in jumping off a 'moving Bock
Island passenger train at Holinc last
evening, lie nai conic to tne city to
meet his sister, Mrs. Johnson, of Deep
Biver, Iowa, who has been under
treatment at a Chicago hospital. lie
had expected her on the 0 o'clock
train from Chicago on her way home.
but it appears her departure from
Chicago was delayed. Mr. Blakely
and his brother-in-law-, James McCaw,
boarded tjie train together. The lat
ter alighted without injury to him
self, but Mr. Blakely lost control of
his feet and was thrown violently to
the ground. He was removed to the
hospital, where he was attended by
Dr. G. L. Eystcr.
Advertised Letter!. No. 11.
The following is the list of advertis
ed letters remaining uncalled for ill
the Bock Island postottice for the
week ending March 14, liilKi: Jean Ar
maud, 11. C. Brown, Mrs. W. A. Briggs.
Frank Brewster , A. Briggs.
Charles Bourls. C. T. Cooper, Owcii T
Chaddo.-k. V. 11. Del.nmey. Albert Ed,
C. T. Guver, Mrs. Alice L. Gilmore
Miss M. Grey. O. E. Harris, Mrs. L
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Soush, Miss Pansy Shear, Eva Swan
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Kan ford. M. S. Wilson. Miss May Wil
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T. H. THOMAS, 1. M.
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