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Fifth Ward Man Named for Mayor
by Rock Island Demo
crats. CONVENTION IS UNANIMOUS
J. T. Stafford for City Attorney and
J. P. Sexton for Police
Mayor J. W. CAVANAUGH
City Attorney J. T. STAFFORD
Police Magistrate J. P. SEXTON
Assessor B. BIRKENFELD
Treasurer H. B. SIMMON
Collector O. H. LEONARD
Assistant Supervisors. . M. M. BRIGGS
C. M. GANNON
Chairman City-Township Committee
GEORGE H. WRIGHT
Never have the democrats held a
more harmonious convention than the
one at Turner hall last evening for the
nomination of a city-township ticket.
It was not necessary to take a single
ballot, all candidates having been se
lected by acclamation. The only office
over which there was prospect of a
contest was that of police magistrate,
for which J. P. Sexton and E. C. Berry
were aspirants. After both their
names had been presented Mr. Berry
The convention was called to order
at 8:17 by J. W. Cavanaugh, chairman
of the city-township committee. The
call was read by Secretary J. P. Sex
ton. On motion of C. C. Wilson Mr.
Cavanaugh was elected by acclama
tion as temporary chairman, and T.
B. Reidy, proposed by Ralph Lamont,
was chosen for the secretaryship. J.
V. Welch, W. H. Lamont and Joseph
Lerch were appointed a committee on
Ili-lt-ualrH in I lie Contrnlion.
The following were found to be en
titled to seats as delegates in the con
vention, and the list was approved,
after which the temporary organiza
tion was made permanent on motion
of C. C. Wilson:
First ward Herbert Cook, George
Simpson, Joseph Lerch, Sam Dean,
Peter Etzel, Oscar Earth.
Second ward Henry Kinner, Joseph
Geiger, John A. Cahail. George Barker,
Frank Cnrnyn, R. H. Robb, E. C.
Berry, John P. Sexton, Anton Kick,
Third ward George W. Henry. Jos
eph F. Grotegut, luis Ohlweiler. Wil
liam Ryan. M. M. Briggs. Harry Coyne,
W. H. Lamont John Cahall. Peter
Pfaff. S. R. Kenworthy. B. E. King,
W. C. Hubbe. S. R. Davis, Charles
Walker. Dan Schroeder.
Fourth ward Ralph Lamont Henry
Lemburg. M. W. Battles, F. C. Gould
er. Charles Blent r. S. A. LaVanway,
William Curran. O. M. Cloudas, Jos
Fifth ward Henry L. Wheelan, T.
B. Reidy, James W. Cavanaugh. C. A.
Temple, James Lamont, James Han
sen. John W. Welch. C. C. Marshall.
W. J. Cochran. Valentine Jannsen.
Sixth ward George H. Wright. Frank
Lawler, James Davis. Frank Meonan,
Gustave Blankenberg. C. C. Wilson.
Herman Detjens, Fred Calkins, C.
Meenan. John Snitzer.
Seventh ward F. C. Brennan. Hen
ry H ciick, August Hanson. W. C.
Peck, Andrew Birkland, H. Baker.
Mr. V rich nnien Mr. C'nvnnuuuli.
When nominations for mayor
wem called for, J. W. Welch pre
sented the name of J. W. Cavanaugh,
one whom, he stated, would have the
support, he confidently believed, of the
great majority of the voters, irrespec
tive of their party affiliations. As
there was no other candidates present
ed. Mr. Welch moved that the nomina
tion of Mr. Cavanaugh be made by
acclamation, and it carried unanimous
ly. For the city attorneyship, J. T.
Stafford was proposed by (J. W. Henry,
and for the city treasurership H. B.
Simmon was nominated by W. H. La
mont. In each instance the secretary
was instructed to cast the full vote of
the convention for the nominee.
To rriomrd fur IRilrnc.
For poI'ce magistrate, W. H. I-a-mcnt
presented J. P. Sexton, of the
Fourth ward, and Fred Calkins propos
ed E. C. Berry. The latter asking that
his name not be considered, the secre
tary was instructed to cast the vote
of the convention for Mr. Sexton.!
Bernard Birkonfcid. for asst ssir. who
was nominated by G. W. Heury, andj
Orrin J. Ixonard. for collector, who
was presented by W. H. Iamont, were j
chosen by similar process, as were ;
also the four candidates for assistant 1
supervisors M. M. Briggs, who was
nominated by G. W. Henry; C. M. Gan
non, who was proposed by W. C
Peck; Henry Frick. who whose name,
was presented by J. W. Welch, and
Gus Lohse. who was nominated by E.
Authorised to Kill Yaenarlrw.
It was decided to pass the ofSees
of city clerk, justices of the peace and
constable, and the city-township com
rcitce was authorized, on motion of H.
L. Wheeian. to fill all vacancies in the
George H. Wright was proposed for
chairman of the city-township commit-
tee by Joseph H. Grotegut. and he
was elected by acclamation. The
ciiooiing of a secretary was left with
the committee. Mr. WriM, the new-
chairman, is a resident of the Sixth
ward, and is employed as engineer at
the county building. He has for years
been one of the active and enthusias
tic workers in the councils of his par
ty and should prove a valuable man in
the position that he has been selected
Who Candidate Are.
The men who compose the city-township
ticket need no Introduction to
the people of Rock Island. Mr. Cav
anaugh is a resident of the Fifth ward.
He was reared in the city, has been
a hard working man all his life. He
is one of the pioneers in the labor
movement in the city, and has been
one of the most consistent and stead
fast leaders of the labor cause.
He is an inspector for the People's
Power company. He has a family and
owns a home on Fifth avenue between
Twenty-first and Twenty-second
streets. He is one of those men who
inspire confidence among all who
come in contact with him broad,
public-spirited and upright in all his
dealings, and besides is fitted amply
to give the city an intelligent admin
istration as its chief executive. He
is a former alderman. Mr.
Stafford, the nominee for city attor
ney, is a member of the law firm of
Jackson. Hurst & Stafford. He served
four years as police magistrate and
made a creditable record. He is one
of the prominent members of the
younger generation of practitioners,
though having had a wide experience
in his professional work, equipping
him for the demands of the office that
he has been called upon by his party
to fill. Mr. Simmon is cashier of the
Rock Island National bank, and resides
in the Fifth ward.
IliiMioenM Mm for Oltlce.
Mr. Sexton, the candidate for mag
istrate, is serving in the city coun?li
from the Fourth ward. He is proprie
tor of the Commercial house. He lives
with his family at the hotel. He is a
successful business man. Mr. Birken
feld, nominee for assessor, lives in
the Sixth ward. For many years he
was proprietor of a notion and candy
store on Fourth avenue. He under
stands property values and would
make a just assessment. O. H. Leon
ard, nominated for collector, has long
been connected with the Rock Island
Stove company as traveling salesman
His home is in the Third ward. In
recent years Mr. Leonard has suffer
ed a physical affliction that unfits him
for the labors that he formerly follow
ed, and his friends are desirous of
showing him a mark of appreciation
of his services to his party in years
past at a time when most he needs it.
Of the candidates for assistant super
visors, Mr. Briggs lives in the Third
ward. Mr. Gannon in the Seventh, Mr.
Frick in the Fourth and Mr. Lohse in
the Sixth. All are men of the material
who make capable members of the
Mr. Stafford Decline.
J. T. Stafford today declined the
city attorneyship nomination. He ad
dressed the following letter to Chair
man George H. Wright:
Rock Island, 111.. March 17. George
H. Wright, Chairman Democratic City
Committee. Dear Sir: I'pon my
return this morning, from a business
trip of several days' duration. I learn
ed that during my absence my demo
cratic friends had been kind enough to
nominate me for the office; of city at
torney. While I appreciate this honor
very highly, my business engagements
are of such a nature as to absolutely
prevent my performing the duties of
the office if elected, and I therefore
take the first opportunity of notifying
you that I can not accept the nomina
tion. Regretting the necessity of this
action on my part, I remain,
JOHN T. STAFFORD.
C. F. Lynde has returned from thr
Ralph Haverstick was in Chicago
Frank Day, a former resident, is
calling on Rock Island friends.
J. T. Stafford has returned from a
business trip to Indian Territory.
Miss Elsie Bell, of Omaha, is visit
ing her aunt, Mrs. E. A. Harris.
George Sudlow and J. L. Horton
have gone on a hunting trip to the
country south of Muscatine.
Mrs. E. T. flardner. who has been
visiting Rock Island relatives, return
ed to her rotne in Chicago.
Mrs. Joseph Elks. Mrs. Joseph
Chaplin and Mrs. Ed C. Cooke, of Mus
catine, visited in Rock Island yester
day. Mrs. F. A. DiifTuId. of Muscatine.
was called to Rock I.-iand on account
of the illness of lur son. Elmer
C. E. Eberhart. of this city, L. I).
Chambers, of Black Hawk and Wil
liam Baker and Hugh Jones, of Kd-
gington. left this morning for the vi
cinity of Green river to spend several
days hunting ducks.
Mrs. Cera Phelps, of Lewiston. lib.
returned today from New Mexico, ac
companied by Robert, son of Mr. and
Mri. R, B. Olmsted. Mrs. Olmsted
who spent the winter In the south
west, will remain two months long?r
at Carlsbad, N. M. She is much im !
proved. a3 her friends will be glad tc ,
learn. Mrs. Phe!ps will return to her
home tomorrow. j
South Rock Island Democrats.
The democrats of South Rock Island
are requested to attend a caucus to
le held at the town hall Monday even
ing. March 20. for the punose of nom
inating a town ticket.
DEATH IN A DITCH
Willie hofmeister Falls in Epilep
tic Fit and is Suffo
cated. FACE DOWNWARD IN MUD
Body of Boy is Found by Crew cf Sec
tion Hands Returning From
At shortly afier 6 o'clock last even
ing a crew of section men returning
from work discovered the body of a
boy lying face downward in the water
and mud of a ditch on the east side
of the C, R. I. & P tracks just out
side of the fence at Fejervary park,
The body was that of a boy, wel!
clothed and bright faced. It lay fac
downward, the head buried in the mud
The boy was Willie Hofmeister
aged 11 years, five months and 1C
days, son of Adolf and Mathilda Hof
feister of 1104 West Ixjcust street ir
Sclaed With n Kit.
The lad was subject to fits of ar
epileptic nature, and it is presumed
that while he was walking along tht
railway track picking up torpedo and
signal light spears," several of whicl
were found on the body, he was sud
denly stricken with one of the con
vulsions and rolled down the ballasted
track to the ditch, sinking face down
ward into the water and mud at the
bottom. There he was suffocated.
When the undertaker lifted the body
he found that a mass of froth ha.
formed almut the mouth indicative o!
I the boy's seizure with a fit, as also o;
j suffocation. The coroner held a post
; mortem to decide these facts definite
Dcnd I'rolml.ly sin Hour.
J The boy is survived by his parents,
, one brother and two sisters. The lat
, ter and Pauline and Theodore Hof
meister at home and Mrs. Ed O'Leary.
When the body was found it was
rigid and cold. It is presumed that
j the accident which resulted in the
(boy's death occurred sometime about
5 o'clock in the afternoon.
OKVtir WcttMter Dien In Clinton.
Oscar Webster was buried in Port
Byron Tuesday. His death occurred
( at Canton, 111., Monday morning ol
grip and complications. Mr. Webstei
was born in Port Byron July 2!t, 1S52.
He had been ailing three weeks. U
had resided in Canton 10 years and
was employed as trainman by the 3Y
ledo, Peoria fc Western. Mr. Webstei
is survived by a sister, Mrs. Thomat
Parcell, with whom he made his home
Mm A. It. Ilrumi Hurled Here.
The funeral of Mrs. A. R. Brown
was held yesterday afternoon at tlx
Knox undertaking rooms. Rev. R. B
Williams, of the First Methodis:
church, conducting the services. In
torment was in Chippiannock. Mrs
Brown was born in Indiana Sept. 21
1S:!2. Her maiden name was Amanda
F. Pinkley. She was married at Mi
lan to A. R. Brown in is:,r,. Two years
ago she moved to Plattsmouth, Neb.
where she died March i:. She leavi
her husband, four sons and one daugh
1' line nil of MImn It iclimond.
Funeral services for Miss Mary
Richmond will be conducted at her lat
residence on Twelfth street, Sotitl
Rock Island, tomorrow morning at If
PUNISHED AS DISORDERLY
Frank Sebold, Who Attempts Holdup
Given 20 Days in Jail.
Frank Sebold. who attempted to hold
up Clarence Batchelder on Twentietl
street, between Second and Third ave
nues, Wednesday night, was ehargec
with disorderly conduct, and sent
down to the county jail for 20 days
William Kibber, claiming to hail fron
St. Paul, taken in on suspicion of hav
ing been a party to the attempted
holdup, was given 10 days on the same
charge. Ed Kinney was given five
days and Lylis Wills, arrested while
drunk, was fined $:5, both on disorder
ly charges. Frank Smith was fined $3
COX TRIAL IS NEAR CLOSF
Testimony Will Be Finished This Af
The circuit court was occupied to
day with the trial of the suit of James
Cox, of Hampton, against the Chicago.
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway com
pany, in which he is seeking recov ry
of $2."mi for loss of the services of his
son, Burt, injured in an accident. It
was expected all the testimony would
be in this afternoon.
Value of Mysticism.
Rabbi W. H. Flneshriber this even
ing will speak at Temple Emmanuel,
Davenport, on "The Value of Mysti
cism." The services will beein
promptly at 8 o'clock. A general in
vitation is extended the public to at
tend. A Machine for Women
should be the best obtainable. The
Singer sewing machine is acknowledg
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and convenient of any. Look for the
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Silver Cross circle of the King's
Daughters is to hold a charity card
party tomorrow afternoon, beginning
at 2::;m o'clock, at the Hotel Harms.
The young women composing this or
ganization have done niiicli in leliev
ng ' suffering aniens; tn- needy, and
Joubtless this little enterprise will bo
generously patronized by tho.-e appro
dating the deph teii condition of the
Mrcle exchequer as a result of tin.:
vork of the winter season.
At the Harper W. M. Huushold.'r.
Chariton; J. T. Walker. Kansas City;
George B. Hoif. New York; Harry A.
leherd, Cencseo; J. Cr. Grave. A. T.
William, Chicago: W. A. Spurrier, Des
Moines; C. !. Laybrown. .Minneapolis;
W. S. Heyer, St. Iouis; O. N. Roads,
Chicago; L. H. Page. Cincinnati;
leorge N. Diideri.h and wife. Chica
go; F. i:. IK cm. Caha; W. O. Munis
ncyer. Pittsburg; H. George Fido. Mil
waukee; T. W. William. Columbus;
Eugene Wh'ting. Chicago; A. S. Freis
'b. n.. D troit; K. H. Rnwson. K. T.
Charboiirn I. J. B. Mook. M;it'it' Ri;r-
os. Harry 12. B'd. Jr., C. F. Brttcii-
Idor, Chicago; W. M. Iktrth St.
'xjiiis; Mr-. J
Chaj)lin, Mrs. Joe
i:il!s, Mrs. Kd C. Cook. Miiscai : I
toy G. Fitgrald. Hayton; Samuel
Cohn, New York; W. H. Srock'. C!.i-(
cago; F. D. RariiSf-y. Morrison; J. )'..'
Cavanaugh. F. C. Trau'-r. Chicago; A.
15. Moll. La Cross-; W. (',. Atrlrcw.-:,
Clinton: K. I. Richinchin. Kdtuontoti ;
L. P. Newhafer. Rocfes'er, N. Y.;
'.'barbs M. Martin. W. W. Newhall,
'anfas City; V. O. PhiIHp. Chicago;
F. W. Gerken, Thon as Howell. Roch
tster, N. Y.
At the Harms ( Guroi.. an 1 Mnrhew.
Ltindq-ist. St. Paul; M. Marx. New
Vork; J. G. Ptirton. Chicago; W. G.I
Mason, St. Louis; Ceorp K. C'onverne,
I. Wright, C'l.lcago; J. S. Vynes, New
York; K. A. Marks, linvcr; M Ma-
Kan, cr.icago; U. ii rc nbaiim. New
ork; A. Hepman. Dubuque; M. MorrI-
,n. Chicago; C. W. Moran, Peoria;
Harry G. Bullock, Chicago: W. A
Smith, Kansas City; A. Barrows, Ale-
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do; W. C. McMillan. Chicago; Harry
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jton; Then Lindsey, Toulon; G. S. Mc
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, Paterson. Henry Wen.it, William Lea
, by, .Joe- Sch'-nschill. James Montgom
ery. J. A. Adams, Galcsburg; H. M.
Bayhe. Chicago; W. A. Hv.uix. I'hila
delj hia; JafTies Ingles and wife-. Sher
tard; Paul H. Johnst..n. A. L. Lmwkoii.
George (). Croiich. Chicago; 1. K.
Means. Kansas City; C. C. Chambers.
Ahuwonh: C. R. Van Gordon. Oska
I'ki;, ; W. H. Wcnl. s. I-Mgnj;ioii; (',. R
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I We arc doing the busineH.
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Illinois theatre building.
Riv. C. A. Mennicfce, pastor tt the
German Lutheran church Wednesday
officiated at the marriage of Mav
Mueller an.! Mrv nria Iji?i LrilTi
of tn,3 j ,
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