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L00NEY IS ROUTED
Rock Island Democrats Put Their
' Foot Down Hard in Opposi
tion to His Leadership..
RESULTS OF WARD PRIMARIES
Self Constituted Dictator Wins iii
First and Fifth, In Latter
Democrats of Kock Island triumph
ed magnificently yesterday over Loon
ey ism and Ixmey methods ip poli
ties. If ever there was a "leader, so
called, repudiated by the party he had
sought to dominate, that man was
John 1. Looney yesterday.
While on tli face of the returns.
giving Looney every possible advan
tage that he may have through known
followers iM'traying the party' that
has allowed them to serve as dele
gates in good faith"; conceding to him
what it is believed it will not be nec
essary to concede, the straight demo
crats have "7 of the O.H delegates that
will sit in the city-tovvnship conven
tion to be held tomorrow evening at
Tinner hall. -
Looney was . thoroughly beaten in
the Second, Third, Fourth. Sixth and
Seventh wards,- In the First, where
his delegates received a majority, the
regular democrats were simply taken
by" storm and the ward -overrun by
the same gang that was employed by
Looney in the republican cam-uses in
this city and in Moline a few days be
fore. It was the purpose, no doubt,
to sweep up through the city witli this
same hiuid, but the Looney scouts in
the other wards found the situation
such that the advance was not niade
beyond the First.
Mr, Hlochllncer Not to Kan.
In that ward, however, the demo
crats were so completely disgusted
they lost spirit, and the manly view
which they all share is voiced by Aid.
Frank Hloehlinger. who. despite ' he
was the choice of the regular, eino
erats for renomination, declines to be
come the candidate of a primary at
which such lawlessness dominates.
Mr. Hloehlinger handed The Argus the
following last night:
"Rock Island, III., March 17, 1904.
Editor Argus: In view of the fact
that the First ward democratic- cau
cus was dominated by the Looney in
fluences, and being in accord with' the
anti-Looney movement in the party,
I decline to accept a nomination for
alderman at the hands of a primary so
conl rolled. I am for st might politics,
and under such circumstances cannot
consistently adopt any other course.
Thanking my friends for Iheir sup
port, I beg to remain.
"FRANK XV. RLOCHLINGKR."
Thus, through Looncvism, the'' dem
ocrats have lost one of the best men
that ever served in the city council,
and who would undoubtedly have
leeii returned for two years more
could he consistently stand to make
the rrice. In the Third ward the Loon
ey followers discovered early the vot
ing of republicans or other irregulars
would not be tolerated and accord
ingly abandoned any decision that
might have been arrived at to make a
No Trickery to Fourth.
In the Fourth, stalwart democrats
in large numbers, perfectly organiz
ed, were on hand at the oiening of
the polls anil the judges were given to
understand that fair play would be
insisted upon; that the respectable el
ement of the party would have the
proper expression at all hazards, and
that the vote should not only be cast
by those entitled to vote, but le rightly-
counted. The Looney crowd was
thus cowed at the outset, and a mem
ber of the HIice department who was
on- hand, hurried to the Fifth to re
port to Looney that, it would be use
less to attempt any nonsense in the
Fourth and no farce would be tolera
In the Fifth ward the noble band
of democrats who had fought for the
party's interests for years made a
gallant showing, but they were denied
an expression through Looney con
trol of judges and ballot box. They
were refused representation in the
booth, a concession the Fourth ward
democrats secured only after a vigor
ous protest, and the election board
was not only absolutely in Looney's
charge, but the box itself placed in
the hands of an affable, smooth-lin
gered gentleman whom no democrat
in the ward knows, and who gave his
name as Thomas O'Neill .lones and
his residence Seventeenth avenue and
Twentieth street. Two policemen
guarded the door to the voting place.
111 lota An Switched.
As an evidence of the irregularity of
the proceedings in the Fifth, the tally
sheet and the number of ballots east
lo not correspond by 40 votes. An
other proof of the tine work that was
rlone by the Looney it es was shown in
the color of the tickets used. In or
der that thev might follow with their
eyes the ballots from the time, they
left their hands until cast the regular
democrats in some of the wards had
had their tickets printed in a . color
other than white. Iwmey learned
this early in the day. and while mak
ing a bluff at protesting .apjinst the
color of the ballots and keeping only
white. tickets in the hands of his
workers at the polls, when the box
was opened it was found swamped
with Looney ballots i the same color
as those used by the anti-Looney
-oters. fhowing that a deft feat of
legerdemain had been perf-rme.:l be
tween the time the ballots of the reg
ular rTemoerats left their hands anil
they reached the box presided over by
Mr Jones. Many democrats who saw
the" tickets of their own color going
Into the box and Imagined they were
Straight, found when the primary j
Closed they had been switched some
where iii the process of depositure.
The regular democrats unquestiona
bly had a majority of the votes cast.
They were simply cheated by trickery.
"An instance of how democrats re-seirf-the
unauthorized use of their
names by Looney was furnished thi
morning, when ex'.Ud. Roliert Knsch
mann. of the Fifth ward, came to The
Argtis office to denounce the appear
ance of his name on the Looney ticket
in the Fifth ward. "I feel that an
outrage has been committed," said
Mr. Kusehinann. "in my name, and I
think some way ought to be found in
law to reach such practices. Mr.
Lor.ney put my name on the ticket
without consulting me, ami when I
found it out I worked throughout the
entire time that the primary was open
against the ticket bearing my name
to show that I do not approve of
Looney and that he cannot use me to
accomplish his ends."
Taking the same position that Mr.
Kusehinann does is John llrennan,
former chief of police, whose name
was likewise used by Looney nnaii
thorizedly and who denounces both
the practice and Looney himself. "1
am not a Looney democrat." said Mr.
Hrennan this morning to The Argus,
"and I worked against the ticket on
which my name appeared yesterday
to prove it."
Three other democrats of the Fifth
ward whose names were used by
Looney. and who are indignant over
the proceeding, are Aid. William Trefz.
Valentine Jensen and Henry Tappen
dorf. Ridiculous Act In Seventh.
In the Seventh ward Looney held a
caucus of his -own. showing his cow
ardice, in failing to meet at the place
selected, as stipulated in the publish
ed official call. He.". pencil a primary
in a restaurant opposite the Rock Isl
and depot. About a dozen votes were
cast there. The regular democratic
primary was held at Thiesen's black
smith shop. Eighty-seven votes were
received, thus demonstrating the in
significance and ridiculousness of the
Looney attempt to throttle the will
of the democrats of that ward. His
delegation, of course, will not be rcc:
ognized by the convention.
Looney had the presumption in
many of his own delegations to use
the names of respectable democrats
without consulting them, much less
gaining their approval. There were
instances where democrats found
their names thus used and voted
against themselves and asked their
friends to do likewise.
Tot. In tbo Ward.
The vote in the First wartl was s"
to 14 in favor of the Looney ticket.
Frank Uloehlinger's name appeared
as aldermanic candidate on both tick
ets. There was no-contest in the Sec
ond, where 13S votes, were cast, while
in .the Third - the regular democrats
polled 87 votes to 11, for Looney, re1
uominating Aid. O. II. Hirkel. In the
Fourth 107 voles wre received for the
regular ticket n lid Looney marshaled
7. .1. I. Sexton was the alderuialiie
nominee. In the Fifth William Trefz
was the aldermanic candidate on both
tickets, the Looney delegation win
ning, according to the results an
nounced by his judges. '.)() to 3D. In
the Sixth ward Frank Lawler had no
opposition for the aldermanic nomina
tion. The regular delegate ticket won
over the one put out by Looney 52 to
S. In the Seventh ward no candidate
for alderman was named.
Looney Has Republican Delesratea
.nother evidence of the Looney
method of political trickery was
shown in the Third ward, where his
delegate list bore the names of F.
Holdorf and William Stroehle, two of
the Low den republican delegates. The
latter, in this morning's issue of the
I'nion, declares himself a republican,
thus repudiating the unauthorized use
of his name. Charles Olson, another
Lowden republican delegate, was on
the Loonev list in the First ward.
Committee and Ueleaaten.
Ward Committeemen First ward,
Iline Kale, Charles Smith. Charles
I 'log, Charles Olson; Second ward. Os
car Harth, John Cahail. Edwar:!
ioeckert, Charles Ileidemann; Third
ward, G. W. Henry, Joseph Orotegut,
V. II. Lamont, II. L. Coyne, 15. E. King,
V. C. Hubbe; Fourth wartl. Dave
Sharp. Paul Kerseh. Ralph Lamont,
Dr. J. I'. Comigys; Fifth ward. John1
Finnegan. Joe Free. G. P. Stauduhar.
lames O'Connor; Sixth ward, deorge
Vright. L. X. I'.ourdeau. Frank Meen
ui. J. II. C. Huck; Seventh ward. Fx.
Ward, XV. C. Peck, J. K. Larkin, J. H.
Hurk. L. Funkenstein. A. Shofer.
Delegates to City-Township Con
tention First ward. Iline Kale,
Charles Plog. M. Weinberger,
Peter Palmer. Sam Dean, Carl
vert. deorge - . Freestone. Nie
Nold, William O'Hrien. J. Holzhammer,
Tharles Olson, Sam Daxon; Second
.vard, Oscar Harth. Carl Naab. Charles
Ileidemann, Alphonse Ie Witte, Wil
liam Kolls, William O'Neill, Henry
Wehling. Fred Sehroeder. John Lan
.lan. Joe Holzhammer. James O'Con
nor, John linhoff, VA Koeckert. J.
Seiger; Third war l, XV. H. L'lnmnt, A.
X. Henry. I. J. Lee. Peter PfafT. John
schlemmer. James Ragley, K. K. I-ainp.
Henry Fluegel, XV. C. Hubbe. M. M.
Hriggs. .lames Price. Charles Walker,
'I. K. King. Louis Ohlweiler. H. 1
?oyne. Otto Hiikel. Jchn Stroehle.
Terrenee Rurke. J. .1. LaVelle; Fourlh
ward, T. J. Mr-dill. V. Hauler. J. XV.
Linn. J. P. Sexton, tharles Mellugh.
. D. RIake. M. W. Hat ties. William
-.Vein rich. S. R. Kenw rthy. P. Corco-
an. J. T. Stafford, Henry Lembiir;,
?"ifth ward Robert Kuschmann, d. P.
sf auduhar. John Hrennan, Joe Free,
v. Jannsen. James Lidders, John Loon
v, William Trefz. Sylvester CVnweJI.
7rdt Voss. Cleni McQuade, M. MinU,
Coatinied on Page ElgoL
Republicans Select Candidates
for Aldermen' in Seven
ANOTHER SCRAP IN THE FIFTH
D,-. E. A. Edlin Backed by Yates
Forces, Defeated by Oscar
Moline republicans had their cau
cuses yesterday afiernoon for the
nomination of c'dermeii and the selec
tion of city-township delegates. The
nominees for aldermen are:
First ward A. P. Lundquist.
Second ward A. V. Ksterdahl.
Third ward V. H. dlnesing.
Fourth ward K. H. Sleight.
Fifth ward Oscar Abraham.
Sixth ward Abe Stouffer.
Seventh ward XV. A. Dierolf.
The Fifth was the only ward in
which there was a contest. Dr. K. A.
Edleu. the aldermanic cAndidate of
the forces led by ti. W. Johnson, who
was so conspicuous in campaigning
the Yates cause, losing. In the other
wards there was manifest a disposi
tion to avoid conflict and to patch up
as far as possible the soreness occa
sioned by the contest for control of
the count v convention earlier in the
Neither Convention Jtec'ofnlzed.
J. F. Witter is authority for the
statement that neither Rock Island
county convention delegation was rec
ognized at the senatorial convention
at Aledo yesterday. The credentials
committee simply - recommended the
men from this county, chosen yester
day at Aledo by Magill. be seated
without credentials from either con
vention. However, .the Lowden dele
gates have been claiming that the del
egation was admitted under the cre
dentials from the Illinois theatre con
vention. At any rate. Magill was re
nominated, with Dr. M. d. Reynolds,
of Mercer county.
Siime of the Yates men on the dele
gation wanted to bolt the convention,
but when they realized that they were
outnumbered they appreciated the fu
tility of such an action and decided to
stick through the meeting. The res
olutions adopted- indorse the national
administration, deplore the death of
Senator llanna. throw a bouquet at
lodge L. Y. Sherman, the gubernator
ial candidate who is looked to to land
the nomination lor membership on
the state hoard of equalization for M.
M. Sturgeon, of this city; and indorse
Congressman H. F. Marsh for renom
ination. No reference is made to the
state administration. The new sena
torial, committee is composed of W.
A. Meese. J. F. Witter. Walter P.lack,
Uock Island county; 1-. A. Hale. J. Y.
Whiteman. .1. F. Maijs. Henderson;
K. L. Emerson. L. 1). Thomason. L. D.
Kirkpatrick. Mercer. W. A. Meese was
reelected chairman and L. 1). Thom
ason secretary .
The Rock Island republicans are to
have their city-township convention at
Turner hall this evening.
Congressman Warner was given a
severe defeat in his race for'the nom
ination for governor by the republi
cans of his own county yesterday. In
Macon, where he resides. Hamlin de
feated him by an overwhelming vote
and the result will probably lose his
own congressional district for him.
IN THE SOCIAL REALM
Miss Dorothy Lee entertained the
F. U. X. club at her home in Daven
port last evening. Miss Margaret
Smith was elected secretary. After a
.social evening was spent refreshments
One hundred and fiftv collides at
tended the annual St. Patrick's ball
given by the Western Catholic I'nioii
it tlie Industrial home last evening.
OFFICERS OF NATIONAL
GUARD AT PEORIA JUNE 9
The Illinois National (iuard and Na
val Militia association, composed of
the commissioned officers of the na
'ional guard organizations of the
rftate, will hold its annual cr. mention
:n Peoria June 9. The association has
always held its meetings in Chicago,
but at last year's session it 'decided to
get out and see a bit of this big state.
The plans will doubtless include a
banquet, and a committee consisting
of 2j prominent citizens, with Mayor
Woodruff as chairman. ha ln-en ap
pointed to assist the executive com
mittee in arrangements.
The democrats of Howling township
are requested to meet at Pleasant
Ridge school house Saturday, March
19, at 7 p. m., to select delegates to
attend the county convention to le
held in Rock Island, ami to transact
such other business as may properly
be taken up. C. H. ELLIS,
Rural L'nlon Caaros.
The union caucus of the voters of
Rural township will le held at Rural
town. ball. Saturday. March 19. at '1
o'clock p- in., for the purpose of nom
inating candidates for township of
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