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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1904.
1 The Election Goes
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HAVE A RALLY
IN PLOW CITY
Moline Democrats Addressed by
C. A. Cooke and T. J.
LATTER IS A NEW YORKER
Pat Mullane Butts Into Game and the
Crowd Gives Him His
The democrats of Moline gathered at
the Industrial Home building last ev
ening to hear the issues of the cam
paign, both local ani national, discuss
ed. The meeting was presided over
by Aid. Edward Coryn, of the Fifth
ward, who in a few well-chosen words
introduced George A. Cooke, of Aledo.
saying that Mr. Cooke would address
the audience on the national issues.
Mr. Cooke was prepared to give a
comprehensive discussion of the na
tional issues, but an incident made it
necessary that instead of devoting his
remarks to nat'onal issues for him to
explain in detail the standing of Mer
cer and Henderson counties in regard
to mass conventions. As Mr. Cooke
arose and addressed, the chairman
Patrick Mullane erose in the audience
and demanded whether Mr. Cooke
would not, instead, give the audience
an explanation of mass conventions,
and what he termed "disfranchisement
of Rock Island county democrats."
The audience was not inclined to bear
with Mr. Mullane's discourtesy, it be
ing well known that Mullane is interest
ed in the candidacy of George V. Mc-
Caskrin, but what was more unfortunate
for him was his position in thecommuni
ty as the lieutenant of J. P. Looney
Mullane was greeted with a volley of
jeers, and told to either be orderly or
leave the hall. This turn of affairs
seemed to discoi:rage Mullane, and he
left, while the audience cheered Cooke,
and siiowed their satisfaction that Mul
lane had departed.
Mr. Cooke did not at once take up
the question of Mr. Mullane, but called
the attention of the audience to the
candidacy of David V. Matthews, of
Milan, for congress, and urged the sup
port of Moline democrats in his behalf.
He explained that in the coming ses
sions of congress, Moline has many im
portant interests, and for this reason
they should have a representative who
can appreciate the needs of the vi
I'xiiliiin 'Inns Com nit ion.
The speaker then entered on an ex
planation of his standing with regard
to mass conventions, and tne causes
that led to his nomination in a mass
convention. "It was a cowardly act of
Mr. Mullane to ask that question, and
then leave the hall before I could re
ply to his statements, and explain to
him and to you my position." said Mr.
Cooke. He declared Mullane to be one
of those who had done his best to de
moralize the democracy of this county,
and suggested that perhaps Mullane
has an interest in the candidacy of
McCaskrin. The audience showed ap
preciation of his sentiments in no un
Mr. Cooke then went into detail with
regard to the conditions in Rock Island
county which had led to the calling of
the mass conventions at Aledo. This
explanation of the causes was fully
given in The Argus of last evening, by
Mr. Cooke. He explained how Looney
and Mullane and their followers had
secured temporary control of the de
mocracy of the county, how the Rock
Island democrats of the better element
had petitioned and applied to Mercer
county to assist them in breaking the
Looney ring by calling a mass conven
tion. He referred to the charges made
by McCaskrin that his nomination was
stolen, and called the attention of the
audience to the fact that it. had been
declared the legal nomination in the
courts ef th state. He invited any of
the people of the district to examine
his record, which McCaskrin is con
stantly distorting, and declared that
he had no apology to make fer any act
of h: officially.
I'ledar for T r:ir l(eii-r.
In closing this topic. Mr. Cexke said
thnt as far as Mercer county is con
c rued. Rock Island may have any sort
f a convention she may want two
years hence, and will he supported by
Mercer. He called attention to the
contests which have arisen after dele
pate conventions in which Rock Island
was represented, but de-clared that it
v.-ouM make no difference. He closed!
his remarks by stating that he hadjtho speakers of the eveninc from the
meant no offense to any democrat vho
has the real srood ef the party at heart
Mr. Coryn then introduced T. J.
Chamberlain, a member of the national
c nrriUttee. from New York. Mr. Cham-beili-.in
suggeste-d that, from the looks
of t!::ncs. the democratic party needs
missionary work in Moline. He said
that he had not come 1.km miles to
aldress an audience of democrats;
tliat he had been sent to preach to the
sinne rs, not the righteous. "The votes
of the people who will vote the ticket.
no matter what it stands for. is what i
causes rotten politics." said the sneak- i
The republican party once stood for
good principles, but today it is merely
n the market, taking orders from the
trusts who are about ready to fore
close their mortgage. The creed of i
King Ge-orge is the republican platform, j A number of Rock Island repubil
and a gambler's motto is the slogan of.ran- witn the Flambeau club went to
the president "stand pat. Ccal Valley last night and made an
The sneaker contrasted the plat- unsuccessful attempt to outdo the dem
forms and the principles of the repub- onst ration the democrats made earlier
Iican party of ISC' and the republican in the week. Justice J. F. Witter and
party ot today. "There is no principle C. J. Searle did the talking.
Offers to Disprove Scott's Allegations
Against Him at Market
The second of H. M. McCaskrin's
mass meetings in the central part of
the city to discuss his charges against
John K. Scott, as a candidate for
state's attorney will be held on Mar
ket square this evening. Referring to
this occasion, on which Mr. McCas
krin promises to produce sensational
testimony in suppor of his charges, he
sent to The Argus office this morning
the following with request that it be
Rock Island. Nov. 4. Editor Argus:
I send you herewith a letter to the
Rock Island Union giving the names
of the men J. K. Scott says that I
Interviewed and who turned me down
for state's attorney. I ask Mr. Scott
to bring these men to Market square
this evening at S p. m., and I will
prove by them that Mr. Scott has not
toM the truth. These men whose
names Mr. Scott has used to give
weight to his statements will not sup
port Mr. Scott, and I want the people
to know the desperate means he has
been driven to.
I will tell the people at my meeting
tonight, the reasons why Scott has re
fused to meet me in public debate upon
his Looney combination, and upon his
I have sensational evidence to offer
against Scott to show he should be de
feated for state's attorney. I am,
Yours very truly,
HARRY M. M CASKRIX.
embodied in the republican platform
today which was a part of the platform
of 40 years ago. Have you heard any
republican speaker quoting Lincoln?
It is easy to understand why they
don't quote him.
"Roosevelt the ideal and Roosevelt
the real are entirely two different per
sons, and the ideal Roosevelt is what
yo i have handed to you by the cam
paign speakers of the republican par
ty. The ideal man was he who fought
Sam Piatt to a stand-still the real
man, he who later got down on his
knees and promised to be good if given
the- gubernatorial chair of New York.
And we don't see many republicans in
snipers in New York yet; but when
He nick is elected we intend to pass
on a number of promising candidates
for Sing Sing."
WOiild lianno (ienrxlii.
"If we are to believe the claims ol
the republicans in this campaign, we'll
soon have to change Genesis to make
it read, 'And in the beginning the re
publican paity created heaven and
earth.' Take as an example the claims
of the republicans in regard to the
Sp.inish war. to hear republicans tell
it, one would imagine that the war
was a mere ratification meeting. Take
the' democrats out, and see what you
have left, take emt Dewey, Schley,
Hobson, Lee and Joe Wheeler, and
what is there left for the republicans?
Nothing but embalmed beef."
In referring to the claim of the re
publicans that the republican admin
istration has made the United States
a world power." Mr. Chamberlain de
clared that the country had begun to
be a world power before the republican
administration was even known. In
referring to the protective tariff issues,
the speaker asked if a system that
makes it possible for one man to have
an income of $140,000 a day is a just
one. l he republican idea of prosper
ity is all right, but it miscarries, and
the protection that is intended to make
it possible to pay living wages, instead
makes it possible for employers to
emass unheard of fortunes."
Prosperity, said Mr. Chamberlain, i
not due to republican administration
but in spite ejf those administrations.
In regard to imperialism, the speak
er said, "If the republicans destroy
the freedom ef the citizens they will
suicly reap absolute anarchy." One
of the greatest issues of the cam
paign should be imperialism. "Is the
country to be free, or is it to be ruled
by an absolute military despotisri?
lies there ever been a time, as is claim
ed by the republican writers in the
New York Herald, when the United
States flag stood for nothing?"
In closing Mr. Chamberlain praised
Alton B. Parker's stand on questions
where organized labor is cejncerned,
and quoted passages of his decisions
in important cases.
The Moline Light Guard band was
tnrtsent. and acted as an escort for
hotel to the hall.
DEMOCRATIC RALLY TO
BEHELD IN ROCK ISLAND
Tomorrow night occurs the demo
cra'lc rally at the headquarters of the
Der.jocratic club on Eighteenth street.
It is proposed to make this the final
democratic meeting of the campaign in
Rock Island, and an exceptionally
ptrcns? list of speakers has been se
cured, including Gnstav Donald, of
davenport; V. C. Allen, of Moline; D.
W. Matthews, of Milan, and R. R- Rey
nolds. C. B. Marshall and others, of
K-pul)llc-nn at Coal Valtry.
Political Issues Taken Up and
Some Resolutions Are
PAUL HENNEBERG GRINDS AX
State Secretary Rose Scored as En
emy to Unionism and De
The Tri-City Labor congress held its
regular monthly meeting last evening.
Paul Henneberg, candielate for state
representative on the socialist ticket,
succeeded last evening in securing the,
passage of a resolution attacking G. A.
Cooke, of Aledo, the democratic nom
inee, on the ground that the latter had
not replied to certain questions pro
pounded by the officers of the congress
in accordance with instructions recent
ly sent out by the national and state A.
F. of L. and previously referred to in
The Argus. Mr. Henneberg assured
the congress that he was right on the
questions. The resolution, however,
made no indorsement.
A candidate that received unfavor
able attention of the congress was Sec
retary of State James A. Rose, who
is up for reelection on the republican
ticket. It was represented that Mr.
Rose had slighted a committee of the
State Federation of Labor last year
that called upon him to urge the award
ing of the state contracts only to em
ployers of union labor and opposing the
continual awarding and favoring of a
non-union concern. Members of local un
ions affiliated with the congress were
urged to use their influence to defeat
Miue Strike I)1-iimc1.
Among other matters coming be'fore
the meeting of the congress were the
causes that led to the mine strike at
Sherrard. which were explained by rep
resentatives of the union at that place.
It was stated that a meeting was to
have been h'dd in this city yesterday
between officers of the company and
the union but that it had been post
poned on account of the Springfield
meeting dealing with the issue with
the hoisting engineers.
It was represented that the Tri-City
Regalia company had failed to refi.g
nize the union scale, members of the
union employed by the concern pre
senting the matter, and a committee
was appointed to investigate and use
their efforts to settle the differences to
the advantage of the employes.
Mr. Cooke un t lie Dili.
In relation of Mr. Henneberg's alle
gations. Representative Cooke was
seen this morning. Mr. Cooke express
ed great surprise at the course of Mr.
Henneberg in the matter. "I feel quite
certain" said he, "that the Labor con
gress would not have adopted the
resolution had it understood the situa
tion perfectly, at least from my stand
point. Mr. Henneberg wrote me a let
ter containing a list of questions as to
my position on a certain bill, which he
said was enclosed. The bill, however,
possibly through an oversight on Mr,
Henneberg's part was not enclosed,
and I thereupon promptly wrote Mr.
Henneberg advising him of the omis
sion, and requesting him to forward a
copy tit the bill, that I might make
intelligent answer to his interrogator
ies. Still I failed to receive the bill.
J-.ast Saturday night in Rock Island
Mr. Hennpberg met me and insisted
that I should answer the questions re
gardless of the bill to which he had
referred, and the contents of which I
was not familiar with. The basis of
his argument was that I should ans-y
the questions without seeing the bill
because the other candidates had done
so. I told him that what the other
candidates had done was none of mv
affair, that to attempt to give an opm
ion about something that I knew noth
ing about was as far as I was concern
ed a farce, and that I could not. do it
under the circumstances. I would b.'
more than pleased to express myself
on any measure of interest to labor but
that it was due me to enable me to
present my views understanding!' a.i-i
intelligently. I have always been Ihj
friend of labor, and propose to give
particular attention te any bill or meas
ure that will advance the cause, and
I stand so committed. Rut to give
specific replie s to questions on a sub
ject, with the subjec t missing is some
thing that I am not capable of do
IN SOCIAL CIRCLES.
Mrs. J. Rorell, 12'"7 Second street,
entertained the Court of Honor team
of No. "1. in honor of her Ifuh birth
day anniversary. Cards were played in
the afternoon and evening. The prizes
in the afternoon were awarded to Mrs.
C. Strupp and Mrs. C. Iittig. In the
evening to Mrs. J. Grotegut. Mrs. C.
Kimbel, Miss M. Lattig and Mrs.
Thetis. A dainty luncheon was served.
Mrs. H. C. Glenn is en'erta'ning the
Jaung Embroidery cli;b at her hom'.-.
Eighteenth avenue and Twenty-nin'h
street, this afternoon.
Chicago Record-Herald: Mrs. Sid
ney Bear, 4S01 Champlain ave nue, will
be at home tomorrow afternoon in
honejr of Mrs. L. Simon, fjf Rock Island.
Hotel Manager Dead in Bed.
Chicago, Nov. 4. Martin V. Burke,
for 17 years manager of the Brevoort
hotel, was found dead in bed today.
Bright's disease was the caue
I A Tall,
came in here last week and told us a
hard luck story. His tailor did not
understand his kinks, and he looked
wrinkled. Could we help him? We
put a "36-long" Stein-Bloch Smart Sack
on him, and when he sized himself up
in the mirror he began to look happy,
and by the time he had told us to
throw the old suit down cellar, he was
principally smile. He mentions this
label to all his friends:
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C. K. MIXTER RESIDENCE
IS DAMAGED BY' FIRE
B'ze That Originated in Garret In
flicts Loss cf Probably
Fire which broke out in th.- garret,
of the r'-sid'-nr-e of C. K. Mixter, 71
Twenty-third :.'nt, this afternoon,
caused a riaraaco of between $Suo and
$!,ooo. The Maze was Ktart'd from a
defective chimney, and is the second
within a few months which has origin
ated at the Mixter residence from til"
same cause. The department, when it
arrived fin the scene, found the- mimes
had gained a good headway on the
nif, and it was necessary to make use
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ladies' .ho'.H. They are so good. They
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Chiid Drowns in a Jar.
Macomb, III.. Nov. i. The 2-year-old
.Tighter of Durham I.cach. w.is drown
ed las' night in a l)i-gallon jar contain
i.ng only seven inches of water. Her
father was near, but his back was turn
ed and the child fell into the jar head