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VOIi. ITII. NO. 119.
ROCK ISIiAD, Hili., TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1104.
PJRICE TWO CENTS.
FAMILY GROWING MEET IN NEW YORK flTTflPJfC
FRENCHARE WROTH 0
m dc a iiiiicaijpcI HI I riUiit-l
Republican Convention of the
Party Disposed to Criticise Terms
IN COUNTY GONVENTI
ICeaon a ChicKO Han Gare for Tr- Empire State Being
of the Treaty With
in to Pat Them Oat I Held.
or the Way.
Tokio Hears Land Forces
Have Come To
gether. RUMORS AND DENIALS
Russian Report Says!
All i3 Quiet at
Tokio. April 12. S D. in. It is believ
ed hi-re fihtinp- lias commenced on
the Vain river. It is known the Rus
sians occupy the right bank of the
river in furee.
Not ArroM the Valu.
St. Petersburg. Aril 12. Maj. Gen.
Pflug in a dispatch from Mukden de
nies the report that the Japanese nd-
vanee guard has erosse 1 the Yaln and
engaged in a
skirmish with the Kus-
Seoul. April 12. Japanese authori
ties here say there have been frefjtient
skirmishes between Sakjn ami Wijn.
'J'he main body of tlie Japanese army
Is in the neighborhood of Wiju.
Japaneiie Arrive at Yalu.
Washington. April "12. AtTrlce
have Ih-cii received here of the arrival
of the Japanese troops at the Yalu
More rirlnr at Front.
Paris. April 12. A dispatch to The
Temps from St. Petersburg says soino
further exchanges of shots have oc
curred between the Russian nnd Japa
nese force along the lorder8 of the
Coanarka on Upper ICIver.
. St. Petersburg, April 12. Oeneral
netineiikauipff's CoHsnfk division, num-Int-nig
Iimhiu men. hn arrived on the
upier Yalu. The Fourth army corps
reached Ilnrbln ten days ago. Vladi
vostok is held by 13.IMJ riflemen. An
otiicer and fifteen Cosuoks who were
left south of the Yalu to reeonnolter
flflir tl.-e Russians retinal siuwdt d
in locating tin Japanese positions
v it lion t discovery, swimming their
horses a ini'e and a half in rccrossiug
Lrarua a Lenoon (ram the Pant.
St. Petersburg, April 12. Kxception
nliy reliable infonnath n regarding tho
Russian ndlitary lans conlii ins the re
peated announcements made y the As
sociated Pre- that these plans will net
mature until late in the summer. They
are of far greater magnitude than is
generally lMlievcd ;ibroad and take
into ueeount all rwissible contingencies.
Cciieral Kuroji-i t kin, remembering the
exHTieiice of Russia during her war
with Turkey, when the Uussian army
of JSojmi placed in the field at the
N-giiihing had to be uioretliun doubled,
lias insisted that the men and gnus
to l placed at his disioKaI elutll cov
er the extreme limit required to set
tle the fate of the campaign.
Adopt, a Napoleonic Ilrtam.
The Russian plans are predicted up
on XajK.leon's dictum that "t;d tighta
on the side of the heaviest battalions,"
nnd tltey are lelng worked out and
timed so as to apply to a suepriorlty
of numlwrs on land ami sea simultan
lously. .The army is designed to atatln
the enormous total of :iOii.(io nt the
time scheduled fvf the reinforcement
of Vice Admiral Makaroff's fleet with
the altltic squadron. The seventeenth
and Tenth army con, now drafting,
are expected to rach Manchuria by
the middle of June. The mobilization
of four other con5, at least two of
which will le from the Volga, will be
announced by the middle of next
month, andwill start eastward a month
later, reaching their destination at the
eaid of August.
Plan, for Xaral Activity.
Roar Admiral Uojestrensky will
hoist his nag as commander of the for
midable Paltiesa.uadrou early In July,
and will sail Immediately for Tort
Arthur with the following vessels:
Battleships Slava. Borodino, Orel. Kniaz
Souvaroff. Alexander III and OsliaLIa,
the last named being now en route
here from Cherlvourg: cruisers Aurora,
Dmitri. Donskol, Svletland, Almaz.
Jemtchujr and Izummd, and transsjiorts
Kamtschatka and Ocean, each carry
ing 1.0U0 tons of coaL
NO PENALTY FOR FRAUD
AT SPECIAL ELECTIONS
Ienver, April 12. Judge Palmer,
in the crimiual division of the district
court, decided that there is no punish
ment prescribed by statute in thi state
for fraud committed at special elec
tions such as the recent charter elec
tions in this city. This decision frees
eighteen election officials who art
charged with stuffing the ballot boxea.
Chicago. April 12. Frederick Jern,
an electrician, according to the Ken
silicon police. admitted that he had re
moved a cap from a gas jet at his home
ami attempted to asphyxiate his wife
and two sons. An explosion of the was
caused by the fumes coming in contact
with a lire in the kitchen probably
saved the lives of the entire family.
Jern was slightly burned and tied. Two
block from the house, which is at 4."iO
West One Hundred and Tenth street,
I'atrol Sergeant Lilian saw tne man
running ami arrested him.
At the police station he !s said to
have admitted having planned to end
the lives of his family and commit sui
cide. The only explanation given by
the prisoner is that he had several vIh
Ient quarrels with his wife and that
she and the children had "become a
nuisance." The police believe the man
is mentally deficient.
CASE IS ENDED
State Knters Nolle Proa Setting
Afleiitowii. I "a.. April 12. The last
net in the tragi-dy growing out of the
murder of Matud Uechtcl last October
Iras Leon taken in court. Ou motion
of District Attorney IJchtenwalm r a
nolle prow was entered in the cases of
Mrs. Catherine liechtel. Miss .Martha
Hechtel and John and Charles Hechtel,
mother, sister and brothers of the dead.
ah tiati been indicted as accessories
after the fact, and an additional In
dictment for murder w: made against
the mother. In the eases against
Hartha. John and Charles a struck
Jury was drawn and a verdict of not
guilty was ordered by tho court-
NEW RAILWAY LINE
HAS BEEN LAUNCHED
If Keporta Are True it Will Connect
Kansas City and Dn
lnth. Kansas Citv. Mo.. April 12. The
Times says: "Plans are now in pro
gress for the building of a railroad
stein reaching from Kansas Otv to
lliilnlli, with a cross line from St.
loiiis in s-ioiix t itv. Iowa. Iv the wav
I of Council IIIuiTs and Omaha, and with
a connecting branch from Marseille:
Mo., through Pes Moines. Iowa, to
connect with the Piiluth line at- toon
Kapids. Iowa. The company is said
In have floated $sO.(HM.(MM with French
capitalists at s cents on the dollar.
House Committee Declares Concern
ing Bristow's Last Pos
Washington. April 12. lhe house
special committee apjxunteif to inves
tigate the report from the post office
department concerning charges
against the members ot congress, to
day submitted a report to the house.
The committee unanimously found
that nothing has apcared in connec
tion with the specified case which in
the slightest degree reflects upon the
integrity of anv member of the house
LOCKOUT CAUSED BY THE
INTRODUCTION OF MACHINE
Montpclier. Yt.. April 12. Eighteen
huirtlred employes in the stone sImmLs
of Montpclier. llarre and vicinity have
been locked out by the llarre Granite
Manufacturers association. iendin;
the outcome of n dispute between the
tool ehan''rs at llarre and the quar
ry owners. Tlie trouble is due to the
rntrtiduetion of new tool sbarpenins
MORE TIME FOR HEARING
DRAINAGE CANAL CASE
Washington. April 2. Tlie United
Stab's supreme cuiirt has eitendtdthe
time until June 1 for taking testi
mony in the se of Missouri vs. Illi
nois, involving the proceeding of the
former tate to enjoin the emptying of
the Chicago drainage canal Into the
CONGRESS INVITED TO THE
LOUISIANA PURCHASE FAIR
Washington. April 12. A formal
Invitation to tlie house of representa
tives to atTenit tire oienlnjr of the
Louisiana Purchase exjosltion at St.
Louis on April SO. has l-n received
by Sp.f-.kcr Cannon and President Tro
tun. Frye. from David It. Francis,
president of the exposition company.
SENATOR DEPEW IS CHAIRMAN
Platform Favor Vote of Xegroea and
Instructs Delegates lor
New York. April 12. The republi
can state convention met here at noon
today. Senator Depew was made tern-
tMirurv chairman. At the conclusion
f his speech the convention adjourn
ed until 4 this afternoon.
Demand Vote for Netrro.
I he platform reaffirms devotion to
the principles of the party, uphold:
me principle or protective tarin. oe-
niands freeilom of the ballot without
(Mscrimuiat ion as to race, indorses
IJooseveft's ami Odcll's administra
tions, and instructs the tlelejrates to
vote for lloosev elt's nomination at
BILLS PASSED BY HOUSE
AND SENATE YESTERDAY
ashiugton, April 12. Amoncr tho
bills passed by the house were one
for the relief of certain settlers on the
Wisconsin Central railroad in Wiscon
sin: one creating a new division of the
'si ut hern judicial district of Iowa audi
to piovide for terms of court at lav n-
lrt. la., and one for the disjiosal of
imsold lots in the Fort Crawford mili
tary tract at Prairie du Chicu, Craw
ford county. Wis.
Washington. April 12. The Culber
son amendment to the postoflice np-
iirojn-iutiou unf. providing for a com
mission to investigate the postorRce d-
partincnt was before the senate and
after being ruled out of order in modi
fied form was iending when the sen
ate adjourned. No progress was made
with business, the speeches all iK'Ing
political, more or less..
DELIRIOUS MAN FOUND
STEALING A LOCOMOTIVE
Dulr.th. Minn.. April 12. Charles
Nelson, aged 22. who escaped J;?st
Thursday from a D ninth hospital while
in delirium from pneumonia, ban been
found at Carlton, twenty-live milt a
from hero, stealing a locomotive. The
engine crew was In tho lunch roMu
when a stranger climltcd Into the cab.
Tho engineer rnci d after the locomo
tive, which was gathering; speed, m
time to get alxwird and bring it t a
stop. Nelson war. out of his mind, and
his suffering from exjxisure nuikes his
recovery improbable. Searching par
ties have leen looking for him since
New York. Anril 12. At the New
V'oik conference of the Methodist Kpis-
pal church a resolution was unani-
nously adopted deploring tlie increase
in the nuinberof l.vnchings in the north
as well as in the south, and Insisting
' that the strong right arm of our cotm-
trv's power lo engaged to secure the
inalienable right of trial by Jury to ev
ery citizen, regardless of color or con
dition or of the crime of which he
may be suspected."
BABY NEARLY KILLS ITS
MOTHER WITH A RIFLE
Tecuimseh. Mich.. April 12. Mrs.
John Smith, who resides on Ir. D. F.
Snyder's farm Just east of town, saw
one of her younger children take up a
loaded rifle. She tried to take it away,
when the child pulhnl the trigger. The
ImJlet struck the mother in the middle
of tlie forehead, plowing across the
bone. It is thought that Mrs. Smith
will recover, but lose the slight of one
FIRST OF MANY SUITS FOR
GAMBLING AT SPRINGFIELD
Springfield. 111.. April 12. The trial
of the third civil suit for gambling
brought by City Attorney Fitzgerald
was concluded in the Sangamon circuit
court when William Spongier was fined
$1.IHX. There are It) suits yet pend
ing, most of them against persons who
visited the resorts and indulged in play.
HEARSTS STATUS IN INDIANA
Smid to Have lOO Ont of 7 TO Delegates So
Far ChoMQ-Tagcart Against
Indianapolis, Apil 12. Thomas Tag-
grat. national Democatie committeeman
for Indiana, who has been conducting
tight against W. U. Hearst, will take
charge of Parker's forces in all the
counties In which delegates to the state
convention of May 12 have not been
There will be a total of 1.547 dele
gates in that, lody and about one-half
of these have loen selected, and it is
estimated that 1X) of the number are
for Hearst. In counties In which these
delegates were secured no fiaht was
made on Hearst, and it i lelioved
that th cacl ive work of the Parker men
fr la now on will boid the Ileaist
strength down to 100 in the convention.
Premier Maura of
WOUND NOT SERIOUS
Taken by the Po
lice. I'.arceh.na. April 12. Premier Mau
ra wa attaokeii ami woiinoe.i looav
bv a would-be assa-sin armed with a
da-ger while leaving the palace of the
Not Seriously Injured.
Maura's wound i- mud serious. The
woiilii-lie assassin, iiosi- name is .ion
ium .Mimic .rtao. aircu in. was im
It later appeared the first reports of
the attack on Maura were exaggera
ted. His assailant, if i said, merely
attempted to strike the premier
NEW LINE OF FRAUD
Artist Touched Up Worthless Stamps
and Sold Them for Hare
York. April 12. Iticliard P. II.
alias N. K. Winters, an artist
, believed to have come here
from Postcii. has In vu In Id in 2,51 0
for examination in the Tombs court
on a charge or g:anu larceny. It 13
alleged that Wolie nlt( red-practically
worthless iKistagstamps so as to make
them appears rare ami valuable and
tin u sold them to stamp collectors
fur large sums.
Wollo was arrested on complaint of
Joseph II. Nogreen, a stamp dealer
who allege- that he paid; him .."lO for
a collection or stamps which later
proved to be worthless. At the time
jf Wolle's arrest a manlier of stamps
alleged to l;e altered and wortLltss
were found in his possession.
LAID ON TABLE BY
STRICT PARTY VOTE
Another Attempt to Investigate Post
otlice Foiled by Kepuhlicans
12. derma n's
amendment, to the p
priation bill providing for the ap
pomtment of a commission to investi
gate the affairs of the post office de
partment was today laid on the table
bv a strict party vote.
Washington. April 12. The senate
passed the postottiee appropriation
FRIEND OF LINCOLN
AND GRANT DEAD
Charles A. Beecher Helped Nominate
Former and Pat Iatter on
I load to Fame.
Marysville. Ohio, April 12. Charles
Albert Heedier is dead here of heart
I disease. Ucecher was a close friend
and confidential adviser of Lincoln.
He was a delegate from Illinois to the
convention which nominated Lincoln
in IsfiO. He assisted in obtaining for
(Jrant a commission as captain in the
Illinois-volunteer service. He leaves a
IOWA MINE CASE IN HANDS
OF SUB-SCALE COMMITTEE
I)e Moines, April 12. All differ
ences ietvveen tlie Iowa miners and
operators are in the hands of the sub-
;cale committee appointed by the
joint conference today. Adjournment
was taken until tomorrow, when tlie
committee will report.
LAKE STEAMER SINKS
WITH THREE OF THE CREW
Manistee. Mich.. April 12. The tug
Frank tanfie'd mn agronr. i n the
outer lar nt Point SaiWeaml sank last
night. Three of the crew were lost.
THINK THEY GOT WORST OF IT
Particularly Diagrnntled Over Dis
position of Territory in
Talis, April 12. It is Impossible
c vMi for pioiessionai unbelievers n
any real accord between Kn.uland and
France to deny the importance, both
for the present and future, of the
for the present ami future, of the An-
lo-French treaty. It has. how
ever, proved easy for them to
anathematize the governments that
could allow such an instru
ment to lie ratified. According to
the entire phalanx of English haters.
France's consent to the clauses refer
ring to British occupation of Egypt Is
iniquitous and amounts to a complete
consecration of English rule in that
country for all time to come. . .
Limited In Mororco.
At tlie same time it is assertfd tlat
r.uuion concessions to 1-rendi action
in Morocco have been limited careful
ly to prevent France from gaining ex
actly what England declares it means
to keep in Egypt. "Moreover." declares
a prominent ex-minister of the for
eign of lice of The Echo, "the mo
ment that has been chosen for this
agreement i precisely the moment
when Hir Uussian ally is possibly ou
the eve of war with England. Hritain
npproves of concluding this treaty at
this moment because It coincides with
tlie invasion of Thiliet. Thus we are
tricked again, our reward loiiig Uus
sian disgust. The czar can no longer
be ilin eiveUi by iomious French dec
larations o priile in the.dual .allkmc
Kills KaBBluii Alliance.
Other critics declare that the treat v
will prove the death-blow of the a!.:-
a nee with Uus.-ia. which from this mo
ment can never be effective. The cham
pions of tlie new treaty are not talk
ing much, but the peace advocates
point out that at least the treatv dis-
jks practically of the possibility that
France nnd England will interfere in
the Far Eastern conflict.
TYPICAL SYSTEM OF GRAFT
USED UNDER MAYOR AMES
Minneapolis. Minn., 'April 12. W. II.
Johnson, superintendent of the poor
during t' e Ames administration. Iup
been arraigned under two indictments
charging him with prese:"ng a fraud
ulent bill to public otlicers for pay
ment, ami with grand larceny of the
amount of the bill. The amount in
volved in the indictment is small, but
is said by the state to lie typical of a
system of graft that obtained in the
poor department at that time.
SITUATION GROWS GRAVE
Latrolie, Pa.. April 12. The miners
strike situation is assuming grave pro-
oortioiiN. Sheriff 1 reseller is here siml
is placing additional deputies on guard.
A vote svas taken at a meeting of tlie
strikers icsulting In favor of continu
ing the strike. A raid had been planned
on tlie plants Dorothy and La t robe
of the Connellsvilie company, but was
SECURITIES CASE WILL GO
BACK TO STATE COURTS
Washington. Apiil 12. In delivering
Ihe opinion of the supreme court in tin
case of Minnesota vg. tlie Not tin. in
Securities company, etc.. Justice Har
lan, speaking for the whole court, re
manded the case to the state courts,
declaring that this should have U-cn
the action of the I'nited States cir
cuit court before which the case was
MORE INDICTMENTS ARE
FOUND AT SAULT STE. MARIE
Sa-.ilt Ste. Marie. 'Mich.. April 12
Chief of Police Nelson A. I'.urdu k.
ex-Police Captain Frank Stevens and
Frank Chapel have been arrested oft
indictments found by the grand jury
charging them with conspiracy in con
nection with the recent s-anda! in the
jtolice department. It is alleged that
they had accepted money from gam
blers and other violators of the law.
BOERS PROTEST AGAINST
"BUFFOONERY" AT THE FAIR
Kru-irs'.rp. Sor.fh Afriia. Arl 1?.
Ccucral Lotha has been reijue. ted
by the Transvaal I- a rubers associa
tion to -ible the directors of the St.
Ixr.is exiKjsition asking the m to "pro
hibit the jroi)osod Itoer war buffoon
ery" during the exposition. Ixi-.-iuse It
will be -iiu outrage upon every hue
MINERS CONSIDER SCALE
Terrellaute.Inil.. April 12. Indiana
bituminous miners reaseml4ed in con
vention w ith the operators Inaneffortto
agree upon a scale. The joint senleeoni
iuittee went into session and the con
vention adjourned tending an agree
ment In committee.
Riotous Proceedings in
Which Combine Controls.
SHERIFF HEIDER ALONE PREVENTS TROUBLE
Knox is Disposed of and Kennedy Forced Upon
Party Despite Protests-rThe Ballot.
.C. W. CAMISLE. Moline
K. SCO TT. Uoek Islam
Ft KlIAUT. Uoek island
Sun evor. ,
. . M . A. COFI.P. Moliiu
The presence of Sheriff Ileider and
his deputies alone prevented a riot
iluring the closing half hour of the
flock Island countv republican con
vention at the court house this after
noon. I lie controversy arose ever the
offering of a resolution by II. M. Me-
vasKrm. or tins citv. tor tlie increas
ing of the ntiml.er of countv commit
teenien in Kock Island and Moline
from two to seven each, one for everv
ward. I. .1. Searle led the opposition
tin! was backed by the country dele
gation and a number in the Kock Isl
and section. Hitter words were ex-
haiigeiL and so excited did some of
the delegates grow that they were on
the point of exchanging- blows when
the sheriff intervened ami commanded
nlcr. The resolution was adopted
imid cries of i;eri-ion from the coun
try delegations, all of whom left the
convention Hall before the motion to
adjourn was put. An effort was made
to adjourn before a vote was taken on
the resolution, but Chairman Kennedy
ineil to recognize any such motion
iter the convntioii had adop-
ted its s'ale. Y. A. 12
isenlicld. of Uocl
-ecretarv of tin
Island, was elected
Keunedy ghovec! to Front.
William, Kennedy, representative of
the IJock Island Looney-repiiblican
combine was coiiilens;ited in
i to; lay a
; a candidate for super
visor, liv" elet
Hon to the chairmanship
of the countv
rep u lilica n con v en t ion
iiciii ai i ne- court house. it was in
pursuance of the plan of the strategv
board to carry cut its original deter
mination to laud Kennedy in the ollict
'Today he was brought before tlx
country delegations m the hone oi
making ;m impression. lint lie was
pin mere coniraiv m ineir wishes.
for practically the- whole rural vole
was against him tor presiding otlicer
the convention. e was pulled
through by Moline. the steering cum
nnttee from that city in conference
with the member of the local strat
egv hoard last night heing made to
believe that Kennedy's loss of the sii
pi-rv i.-oi hip was accomplished by tin
i ne convention was called to order
at 11:1.1 o clock this morning bv 15. F
Knox, the county chairman. 'Tin
Kock Island ami Moline delegations
were seated in the portion of the room
reserved for spectators and tie coun
try l'legate.s were accommodated on
the inside of the railing. Secretary !.
I.. Peterson read the call. Knox in
calling for nominations for temporary
chairman, himself proposed (apt. .
C. ISeiinett. of Moline. and was sec
onded hy t.. .1. Searle, of tins city. L.
C. islanding, of Moline. presented Wil-
lain Kennedy, of this city, and was
seconded by II. M. McCnvkrin. of Uoek
Capt. Itennett I'ull Oat of Kace.
Ktiox asked for a viva voce vote
Kennedy and declared that he
w a s
beaten. Division of the house wi
manded. ISeniiett. realizing that a
storm whs impending, sought to sim
plify matters ,y withdrawing. !!
aid he had been honored sufficiently
by conventions in the county and he
would like to see other deserving re
publicans recognized. lie said he
would step aside in favor of Kenne-
v. Searle stated that there were flel-
cg;if.s in the contention who would
not be satisfied with anyone except
ing l apt. ISennett for their pre-idirig
tlir-er. and if he was the only one to
do so lie would vote for him.
Put him out!" "Sit down:" were
shouts that came from the rear of the
IJock Island delegation.
"No. don't throw me out; count me
out." was Searle's rejoinder. II. M.
McCaskrin. who was calling u point of
order, and was unable, in the con
fusion to get the ear of the chairman,
finally got up -team enough to make
a motion heard to elect Kennedy by
acclamation. The chair ruled againt
him. lie proposed giving the conven
tion the privilege of saying whom it
wisher? for presiding' officer, and in-.-trticte.l
the secretary to call the roll.
Cttr Delegate flpprnw Kenned?
Tlie vote was ve- or no on Kennedy,
ui. i resulted in his election 201 to 147.
Republican Gathering in
Moline voted solidly for him. while ill
IJock" Dland the vote was split in all
wards excepting the Seventh, which
threw him its full" strength of 22.
Johnny Uinck, delegate-at-large from
this city, struck an attitude that made
Kdvvin 1 Sooth look like a soiled- deuce
in his palmiest days when he recorded
his one vote for Kennedy.
Kennedy was called from the back
of the room. He was cheere 1 as he
advanced toward the rostrum. Knox
betrayed his real feelings when he de
livered up the gavel. He had been
whipped1. 'The combine had gotten
him. He waived the formal courte-
ies of introduction when he present
ed Kennedy to the convention. There
were no bouuuets. He stated simply.
Here is your chairman."
P. IJ. Ingelsen, of Moline, was nom
inated for temporary secretary by F.
II. Kelly, of Kock Island. He was
hosen by acclamation. 'The arrival
f 'Tom Murphy, from Coal Valley,
was announced, lorn had' been to the
barber's, which ac nted for his be
Commute Are Appointed.
The following committees were ap
pointed, after which the convention
idjourned to l:::o o'clock:
Credential: 1". C. Denkmann, Sam
Dart. A. O. Curtis. Kock Island; A. (i.
.vbrahain. .1. A. Oodehn. K. T. Leon-
irds, Moline; Frank A. Wood, lower
end; T. J. Muwphv. center: Thomas
Caverlv , upper end.
Permanent Organization K. II.
Kreis. Dr. N. M. Moore. Andrew Creas-
r. Kock Island; l ;. Allen. F. II.'
(iluesing. Albert Fd. Moline; L. F.
Ciles- tipper end: CJeorn-e ISInkelv.
lower end; (!. II. IJichmond. center.
Resolutions A. (S. Anderson. IS. D.
Connelly. Dr. C. (i. Craig. Kock Island;
IS. F. Peek. J. W. Parker. J. IS. Oak-
eaf. .ioine: William Whiteside, upper
ml; (ieorge Spicklcr. lower en'tl; W. P.
On reassembling at 2 o'clock the
committee on credentials presented its
report, which was adopt cL without,
reading. 'The temporary organization
was made permanent, anil- Johnny
Kinck was appointed assistant secre
tary. No Opposition to (ainlile. I
"There was only one nomination for
circuit clerk. i. . (iamble, of Mo
line. who was proposed (y Capt. W. C.
ISeniiett. (J. Albert Johnson, of Kock
Island, here took occasion to make n
confession. He had been an aspirant
for Ihe job held so many years by his
old boss, (nit when he saw the way the
wind was blowing he siue-stepcd. On
his motion the nomination of (iambic
wa made by acclamation.
Scott on First Ballot.
There were three candidates for
state's attorney, all from Kock Island.
J. K. Scott was presented bv C. L.
Ackerlind; Harry M. Schriver by C. J.
Searle. and H. A. Weld by M. .1. Mur
phy. P.efore the Vote the latter with-
diew. Scott was chosen on the first
ballot, as follows:
P.lack Hawk ..
I Sow ling
( 'aiioc ( reek .
Coal Valley . . .
Kogiiig I on. lt
At large .
Moline, 1st .
At large .
At large ..
South Kock I
Necessary to choice, 177.
Seven Candidate for Coroner,
There were seven ca ml id a t e
Cobtiajcd ou l'asc? Fife.