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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1907.
DEMOCRATS PASS NOMINATIONS
ON CITY AND TOWNSHIP TICKET
ens will be held
at the town hall Wed-
TWO NOMINEES FOR
Convention Formally Resolves
to Place No Candidates
in the Field.
GROTEGUT NEW CHAIRMAN
Gathering Is Unanimous and Harmo
nious in All Its Proceedings.
There will be mi democratic city or
township ticket in the Held in Hock
Island in the approaching election, as
action of the convention
Id last night at the Rock
It was unanimously
nominations under both
it result of th
f the party h
voted to pass
Joseph C.rotcgut was chosen chair
man of the city-township committee,
which was voted power, if it saw tit to
do so, to Fill any or all vacancies on
the ticket. The business was quickly
transacted, there being no debate on
tiny of the leading questions.
The meeting was called to order by
George H. Wright, retiring chairman
of the city committee. Secretary J. P.
Sexton read the call. W. C. Maucker
was nominated for temporary chair
man and was chosen by aceiamat ion.
Ralph I.amont was in like manner
leeted temporary secretary.
On motion, the chair was authorized
to name a credentials committee of
s-even, appointing the chairmen of the
various ward delegations. The report
which seated t lit following delegates
First Ward Frank P.lockliuger.
Charles Weinberger, Sam Dean, Dan
.McKinney, Henry K't'e.
Second Ward Henry Butler. John lm
liol'f, Fred Schroeder. Ceo-ge Sexton.
John C'ahall, Antone Kick. Mike Clrif
line. Chris Shatz. Adam Butler, Nor
man Crowley, Charles P! -g
Third Ward Joseph Grotegut, A. W.
Henry, William Uyau. John Cahili.
Captain W. C. Whitney. William
lioehme. W. C. Maucker, C. H. Seidcl.
M. Mulcahev, I.. Schroeder, Tom Car
ney, E. F. Helpenstell, W. C. Hubht
Harry Coyne, Charles Smith.
Fourth Ward John P. Sexton. Ed Elli
ott, T. .1. Collins. Bert Corken. John
Lynn. Ralph I.amont, V. Dauber, Hen
ry Lemberg Jr., M. Cronin.
Fifth Ward James W. Cavanaush,
Martin Schillinger. Fred Herges, C. D.
Marshall, Robert Kiischmann, Mike
Mintz, Henry DeBruno, William Coch
tan. James Hanson. H. L. Wheelan.
Sixth Ward Frank Iawler, Frank
Meenati, George Wright, J. I). Davis,
(Ins Blankenberg, C. C. Wilson, Frank
Van Hcirbeck, Frank Wicli, John Om
an e, P. F. Meenan.
Seventh Ward Henry lleuck, George
Wagner, M. Cavanaugh, John J. Hill.
W. C. Peck. William Heals.
After it had been duly decided that
the chairmen of the delegations should
vote the full strength of the represen
tation of their respective wards on all
questions arising, the temporary organ
uatiou was maile permanent by unani
I':imm I Ml uiiilimtliinx
Nominations for mayor were then de
clared in order. Retiring Secretary
Sexton moved that the convention pass
the office or mayor and proceed to
nominate for city clerk. II. L. Wheelan
promptly moved as a substitute tnat the
conven'ion pass the entire city ticket
Mr. Sexton thereupon withdrew the
original motion and accepted 1he sub
slilute, which carried without debate
and without a dissenting voice.
Chairman Maucker then stated that
nominations for the office of assessor
were in order. John I. inn moved that
the township ticket be also passed.
and again the vote was unanimously in
irtKiit !h Cliiilrnmii.
Joseph Grotegut was placed in nom
ination for chairman of the city-township
committee and was chosen by ac
clamation. In accepting, he mann-
the convent ion and promised to do his
utmost to bring about the election of
the aldermanic ticket.
The question was next raised as to
whether the convention had power to
choose a secretary of the city commit
tee, but Chairman Maucker ruled that
in the absence of the mention of such
power in the call, he would not enter
lain nominations for this office unless
the convention placed itself on record
as favoring the action. Subsequent Iv
;i motion was offered and carried pass
ing the power of .choosing a secretary;
to the committee.
The convention then adjourned.
ltNlllf Ol' lilt Aelillll.
The result of the convention's action
is to bring the fight in the coming
election between the citizens' and the
republican tickets, headed, respectively,
by James McNnmaru and H. C. Schaf-
l'er. As a consequence, the leaning ol
many democrats will naturally be to
ward the citizens' ticket, which has
recognized the democratic partv in the
nominations of W. H. I.amont for
clerk and (1. O. lluckstaedt for city
treasurer. There are democrats nev
ertheless who have, since the conven
tion of last night failed to nominate,
openly espoused tne candidacy of the
prosptcttve republican nominee for
The convention was well attended,
representative and harmonious in all
respt, i ts.
Citizens Announce Charles G. Apple in
First and Henry Kinner in
TO EXAMINE BOOKS
Council Approves Committee's
Action on Reauest of City
Clerk H. C. Schaffer.
CITY WILL BEAR EXPENSE
At a meeting of the committees ol
the Citizens Non-Partisan association
at the headquarters in the Masonic
temple last evening it was announced
that Charles G. Apple, the grocer, had
bent selected as the aldermanic can
didate in the First ward, and Henry
Kinner had been chosen as the alder
manic nominee in the Second ward. Tlie
candidates in the Sixth and Seven'h
wards, it is stated, will be made public
tomorrow. Next Saturday the first is-
me. of the ofhcial paper of the party
is expected to appear. Next Tuesday
evening the initial public meeting ol
lie campaign will be held at Turn.:
hall, and from that date til! election
meetings will be held dailv in various
parts of the city.
Expert Accountant Called Ordinance
Passed for Paving Intermediate
Part of Seventh Avenue.
The city council last evening approv
ed the action of the finance committee
regard to the request of City Clerk
FROM THE TICKET
Den-i'Dcrntic Aldermanic Candidate
Seventh Ward is Forced
clerk instructed to notify Major C. S.
Riche of this action. The harbor line
will now he reported to the army au
thorities, and will probably be formally
adopted as the city's boundary on the
Y.M.C.A.T0 HAVE A
Directors Decide to Add Another
to Staff of Officers Reports
THE NOISE BEGINS
Peanut Dick and O. E. Carlstrom
Aledo Will Open Campaign at
Henry N. lleuck, democratic nom
inee for alderman in the Seventh ward,
informed The Argus this afternoon
that he is obliged to withdraw from
the ticket. He does so reluctantly.
Mr. Heqck is an enlisted soldier d
Kock Island aisenal and objection has
been raised to his being in politics on
Mr. lleuck declines to discuss the
icasons lor his decimation, but it is a
reasonable surmise that politics has
raised the regulation question against
I his morning he discussed enthusi
astically with Tlie Argus the prospe
of his success and the plans for ma.
ing an aggressive campaign in his b
The first big muse
paigu will lie heard
and (). E. Carls' rom
of the spring cam-1
at Turner hall to-
wlien W. II.
of Aledo will hold
forth. Both are former lieutenants of
McCasktin, and both say they have a
few sizzlers that will keep their ex
chief sidestepping, throughout the cam
paign. From tomorrow night on it is
expected there will be a continuous
rapid lire ot oratory that win wind up
in the grand fireworks April 2.
fSuelity news, written or telephoned
tu lli- soeietv editor of The Arirus. will
He l;iily reeeived and published. Hut
in eiilier ease tlie identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
liility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address.
IN THE CONVENTION
Birthday Party. William Matthey
was surprised Saturday evening at hi
home in Souih Rock Island by about
twentv-five of hi friends. Cinch was
played, the head prize going to Mr
Campbell and J. Kerr, and the second
prizes to Mrs. Raitliel and Henry
Kaithel. Dancing was then indulged
in and supper was served.
Republicans Have Nothing to Do
night But Legalize Ticket Al
Tonight at Turner hall tlie republi
can cit v-townslnp delegates will meet
for the purpose of going through the
form of giving life to the ticket that
was created at the primaries Saturday.
There is not likely to be much excite
ment, about the only matter that is
left with the convention being the elec
tion of a chairman of the city commit
tees, and that is likely to be cut and
dried in advance. Of course, there will
he the oratory of those who make the
nominations and of the candidates in
accepting the same, but even this it is
probable will have been carefully
thought out beforehand. So the repub
lican convention can hardly fail to be
Gmgles-Wulff. Rev. H. W. Reed at
the parsonage of the First Baptist
church this morning at in o'clock of
hetated at the marriage of .Miss tar.)
line Wulff to William Ciingles, both of
South Rock Island. Mr. (Singles is a
carpenter and he and his bride w:,l
make thtir home in South Rock I
Farewell Surprise Party. Arthur J.
Flack was given a farewell surpriee
party at the home of his parents, W
S. Flack of South Rock Island last-evening.
He left today for Elcxis. where he
and his brother Edward intend to farm.
The evening was spent with games and
vocal and instrumental music, and at
midnight lunch was served.
PEHSOXA L POINTS.
In South Rock Island.
The republians of South Rock Island
have called a caucus for Saturday
evening at 7:"d at the town hall, to
nominate a township ticket, lor tne
spring election. Tlie democratic cau-
Ancient Hebrew Customs
ana .biblical ocenes.
An Illustrated lecture, with TO beautiful slides, by W
her, for the benefit of Temple Emanuel,
bible, antiquities and religious customs,
the first time In the west
Interesting to students of the
These slides are exhibited for
Tuesday, March 12,8pm
AT TEMPLE EMANUEL,
Corner of Brady and Eleventh Streets, Davenport.
.Mrs. II. Attidt leaves this evenin
for Grand Island. Neb., called there oj
I lie serious illness of her mother, Mrs.
E. H. Ruck's condition is reported
from Davenport to 1m; very favorable
today, and no serious complications
Mrs. S. H. Edson. who has been the
guest of Hon. and Mrs. E. W. Hurst at
their beautiful new home for some
time, left yesterday for her home in
Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Hurst ac
companying her to Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ritze left last
evening for Natallmnv, La., where
they will make their home, Mr. Ritze
having accepted a position as general
manager of the general store of the
Natalbany Lumber company. Robert
Eckerman accompanied them and has
taken a position as clerk in the same
store. Fred Brunsing and Charle
Ehmke have succeeded Mr. Ritze at
the Mill store.
H. C. Schaffer for an examination of
his books bv an expert accountant of
he Title Guaranty & Surety company
.if Scranton. Pa., and made provision
that the expense of such an invostiga-
ion shall be paid by the city. Alder
man Anderson, chairman of the finance
committee, presented a report covering
the committee's action in I lie matter in
full. He presented the communication
f Mr. Schaffer in the matter, a letter
io K. H. Bowman, ashing mat in ac
cord with the request an expert be
sent, and letters from Air. Bowman and
the bonding company. The bonding com
pany, which has furnished a $;!ii,0ini bond
for Mr. Schaffer, notified Alderman
Andeison that if the expense of send
ing an expert were provided for, one
would be sent here at once. The finance
ommiitee took up the matter, and con
cluded that In order to make the inves
tigation a satisfactory one, and one the
record of which would be the property
if the city, the expense should be paid
by the city, and the committee, through
the chairman. Alderman Anderson, has
no Hied the surety company to send the
expert, and that the city will bear the
expense. This action is the result, of
the statement of Mayor McCaskrin in
his political harangue, that "before I
t through with him (referring to the
city clerk), I'll make him pay over to
the city treasurer some $2u.(mh) for the
waterworks fund." The mayor's state
ments were made at the political meet
ing he held after the council meeting
of Feb. IS. when he failed to defeat the
council in the reconsideration of the
telephone ordinance. During that week
Mr. Schaffer addressed a communica
tion to the finance committee asking
that the investigation be made as is
now planned, in order to show the falsi
tv of the mayor's insinuations, and to
vindicate Mr. Schaffer's assistant, who
has been in his employ nearly eight
Piinn 1'iivtiiii Onlinsjnoe.
The council last evening passed an
ordinance for the paving of Seventh
avenue from ThirtietlTto Thirty-eighth
street, with asphalt. -.The matter was
brought tip hv the mayor, who, as stat-
d at the time in The Argus, was called
on during ine ween oy propen own
ers on Seventh avenue east of Thirty-
eighth street, to explain why provision
had not. been made for the entire
stretch, but merely for the eastern por
tion. In order to prevent further com
plaint against him on that score an 1
to head off threatened litigation in the
county court over tlie judgment for
the eastern portion, the mayor urged
the passage of the ordinance. The en
gineer's estimate of cost is $3f!.7.-u.!il.
The introduction of the ordinance
brought about considerable debate, sev
eral objecting to its considera
tion at first, until convinced that the
whole strip should be provided for, or
it would probably knock out the east
Will Not Vnrnle.
That the board of local improve
ments has not, and will not. obey the
instructions of the city council to va
cate the judgment of the No. 4 storm
drain district, was the statement of
tlie mayor in discussing the pavement
ordinance. Later, he mentioned a peti-
ion from the Rock Island Industrial
commission, and anoiner irom rue west
n local improvement association, the
first requesting the vacation ot tne
judgment, and the other protesting
ainst it. It will be remembered that
when the council some time ago was
shown that the proceeding was laulty
ind would not. stand in court, the
board of local improvements was in
truded to vacate the judgment. After
delaying several months, the mayor
now defies the council, and states that
the board will not follow the instruc
tions of that body. The matter will be
taken up next Monday evening by the
lliiU for KluiMliine.
At the regular monthly meeting of
the board of directors of the Y. M. C
A., held in the parlors of the associa
tion building last evening, it was de
cided to add a new man to the present
force at the Y. M. C. A., to have
charge of the boys' department and o
be an office assistant. The work has
been rather hard on two men and wish
the association growing as it now is
the board is of the opinion that a new
man should he employed. The board
will begin at once to search for a suit
able man for the position. The various
reports of the religious, financial, and
social work and others were read and
commented upon by the board. The
board seemed to be gratified over the
financial conditions of the association.
PLAN TO RAISE $b,000
FOR CURRENT EXPENSE
Bethany Directors Apportion Half
Sum to Each of the Two Cities
5 n r ccd irf & us
Elbow-length Kid Gloves
The regular monthly meeting of the
directors of the Bethany Protective i
association, was held last evening at j
Bethany home. The association has
planned to devote the work of raising j
tlie budget of $5.om) for current ex-1
penses, among the two cities. Rock
Island to raise $"..inil and Moline a
likeVsum. Moline has decided to raise
the sum in $2,. $.".(. and $lou gifts. It
was reported that there is no sickness
in the home at the present time. Miss
Meda Smith, matron of the home, was
granted a leave of absence with full
salary to begin March 1 on account of
T is -with considerable difficulty that any quantity
of long kid. gloves are obtained, owing to the great
scarcity of suitable kid skin, and increased prices are
And, to make matters worse, unscrupulous manufacturers
are imposing inferior qualities upon their trade. We have
overcome these condi'ioiis by large import orders direct
from a leading maker, thus lowering the cost, and b sac
rificing a portion of profit have not increased the selling
price, believing t hut any first loss will be made up in in
creased glove business
These are the reliable "Perrin" Gloves the very
name assuring their perfect qualities. Are shown in
black, white, sky, pink, lavender, pearl, pastel, navy,
gray, biscuit, tan and mode. Continuance of short
sleeves means a large demand. Pair, $3.50.
Main Aisle. Center.
Women's Spring Suits and Coats.
PROTEST AGAINST VACATION
Resolutions on Drain Assessment
Adopted by a West End Meeting.
At a meeting of the west end board
of locai improvements Saturday even
ing, the following resolution addressel
to the city board of local improve
ments were adopted:
"Resolved, That we, the citizens as
sembled on a regular call of the west
end board of local improvements, here
by protest against any actiop by the
city to dismiss or vacate the judgment
in the county court against the proper
ty within district No. 4. AYa believ?
in the best interest of our properiy
and for the public improvement of the
western part of the city, that this
southwest sewer system should not v
disturbed, but carried to a conclusion
as speedily as possible under the plans
The resolution is signed by CSeorgr
W. Reddig as president and M. It. Fe.i
nessy as secretary.
UR lines of Suits and Coats are practically completed, and show
in splendid variety the favored ideas for spring wear. There is
evident a higher standard of value-giving than has ever been attained
before. Pretty Etons in the broad shoulder effect; charming Poneto
Suits in attractive plaids and checks; Jumper Suits a mode that has
taken the entire country by storm. All hear the artistic lines and styl
jsh effects so pleasing to careful dressers. The assortment is very
broad, prices ranging from 12.50 to S50.
Second Floor, West Side.
New Spring Coats, $5.
21 inch.es long, ami come in box
back, semi-fitted, or tight-fitting
styles. .Made of all-wool mater
ials iu fancy mixed iattcrns.
Trimmed with velvet collars ami
self si raps. Priced
New Covert Jackets, $7.95.
Covert is one of the most practi
cal materials that is used in the
making of jackets. These are
stylish and the workmanship is
high class. Tight and semi-fitting
styles, strap trim-
Roman Striped Tafleta and Satin Auto Coats.
An extensive line of imported Auto Coats in Taffeta and Satin. High
grade in workmanship and finish, guaranteed not to spot or split. Are
shown iu most all desirable
!" S22.50, S23, SCO an1 S33
BLAME THE CREW
Coroner's Jury on Death of En
gineer Says Wreck Was Oc
casioned by Negligence.
This is Registration Day.
Today was the first registration day
for both the township and the special
county elections. The election, boards
were in session for a short time and
revised the poll books. The second
registration day will be March 20, the
last opportunity to register for either
Tickets can be had for 25 cents at Thomas Drug Store.
Afflicted with Rheumatism.
"I was and am yet afflicted with
rheumatism," says J. C. Bayne, editor
of the Herald, Addington, Indian Ter
ritory, "but thanks to Chamberlain's
Pain Balm am able once more to at
tend to business. It is the best of lin
iments." If troubled with rheuma
tism give ram uaira a trial and you
are certain to be more than pleased
with the prompt relief which it af
fords. One application relieves the
pain. For sale by all leading dm
LUMBER KING AT ST. PAUL
Frederick Weyehaeuser Reported
Lost, Not Near California.
St. Pa ui. March t2. Frederick We:
erhaeuser, "the lumber king of th
northwest," declares" he cannot a:
count tor the rumor that he had been
lost in California. He has not been on
the Pacific coast this year, and for 111'
last month has been no turther from
home than Chippewa Falls, Wis. His
health is belter than it has been at any
time since about, two years ago. when
he was stricken with what appeared t
be apoplexy. He. goes to his office ev
ery day and continues giving his vast
business enterprises his lwrsonal a!
Skyscrapers to Outlast Pyramids.
Since the announcement that 1; new
skyscrapers are to be constructed in
New York City at a cost of $40.noo.uoo
the finest ion has been asked, "How
long will a modern skyscraper last
Engineers and scientists point out that
unless some unknown danger aris
thev will stand as solid and enduring
as the pyramids. I his question na
also been asked thousands of times
"What, can I do to regain my health?
and the answer has been proven rim
dreds and hundreds of times, "Use Hos
tetters' Stomach Bitters." During th
Bids for plastering and painting- the I past H3 years it has made an unequaled
record of cures of such ailments
poor appetite, vomiting, headacho
bloating, heartburn, flatulency, costive
r.ess, dyspepsia, indigestion, liver trou
bles, colds, grip or malarial fever. Try
a bottle today. The genuine has our
private stamp over neck.
interior of the waterworks building
were received from Hudson & Collins,
$017.50; II. W. Horst, $772, and Emil
Peterson. $5S0. These were opened
and read, and referred to the water
works committee to investigate and
report at the next meeting.
An ordinance providing for the lay
ing of water mains in G. Elmer Blekes
iey's addition by special taxation was
presented, the estimate of cost being
J 1.1 ?.(!)(). The proposition is to have
the mains laid as a public improve
ment, the costs being assessed as in
paving improvement and sidewalk lay
ing, against the property. The city-
will then refund to the property owners
the amount of the cost in water rents
as thev become due. This method of
laying water mains Is in operation in
many places, and is far more satisfac
tory from a business standpoint than
the method followed in Rock Island
Approve Harbor Line.
The harbor line, as proposed by the
United States engineers, was adopted
jby the council, and the mayor
RETURNED A SEALED VERDICT
Made Public This Afternoon That En
gineer, Conductor, Brakeinan. and
Fireman Were Blamed.
This afternoon it was made pubH
that the sealed verdict returned hv
the coroner's jurv in Davenport, which
investigated the wreck in which En
gineer Maguire ol lite .VI it watiKee, wis
killed Thursday near Bcuendorf. pla
ed the blame, on the hurlington tram
crew, holding Engineer Charles I.ar
;on of this city to have been crimiti
ill v negligent, and Conductor v. .
Decker, P.rakemau II. E. Young, and
Fireman .1. R. Moore to have been
guilty of gross: carelessness.
The text of the verdict is that John
P. Maguire "came to his death as the
result ol a railway collision occasioned
by the criminal negligence of Engineer
Charles W. Larson, and the gross care
lessness (if Conductor D. S. Decker,
Brakeman 11. E. Young, and Fireman
J. R. Moore."
After the testimony had been con
cluded before the coroner's jury, the
jury returned a sealed verdict. i in
jury was instructed by the county at
torney that if the verdict tended to fix
incriiuina ing blame upon any one for
the death of the engineer, it should be
sealed and delivered to the coroner.
Th- verdict was opened by the coroner,
but the findings not made public until
late this afternoon. No prosecution
has been commenced so far as can be
It ai ned.
I'roNi-eiit ion Not l.ikrlv.
Davtiiport aforneys who have dis
cussed the case seem to think it un
likely that under the Iowa laws the
tiain crew can be held criminally lia
ble, even though the coroner's jury
fixes the blame upon them. It is claim
ed that even the c harge of criminal neg
ligence does not cover the case. In
some taa'es manslaughter might be
charged, but not under the Iowa laws.
South Rock Island Democrats.
The democrats of South Rock Island
are requested to meet at the town hall
at s o'elock Wednesday evening, March
It!, to take action relaiive to a town
Licensed to Wed.
R. (Singles. .South Rock Island
Wuitf South Rock Island
Christiansen Clinton. Iowa
Graceful skating contest by couples,
beginning Monday. March 11, It. and
1". Couple race Wednesday, March I "5.
To Cure a Cold in One Day,
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablet.
Druggists refund money it it fails to
cure. E. W. drove's signature is on
each box. L'3 cents.
Horse sale at Reynolds, 111., March
14. CO draft and road horses.
FRED M. CARPENTER,
How to Remain Young.
To continue young in health and
strength, do as Mrs. N. F. Rowan, Me
Donough, Ga., did . She says: "Three
bottles ot Electric Bitters cured me
of chronic liver and stomach trouble,
complicated with such an unhealthy
condition of the blood that my skin
turned red as flannel. I am now prac
tically 20 years younger than before I
took Electric Bitters. I can now do
all my. work with ease and assist in
my nusnana s store . uuaranteea at
W -T .Harzt's drug store, 301 Twenti
andleth street. Price 50c.
li ii immrn ii inn
DISTINCTIVELY A CREAM OF
TARTAR BAKING POWDER
it does not contain an atom of phos
p ha tic acid (which is the product of bones
digested in sulphuric acid) or of alum
(which is one-third sulphuric acid), un
healthful substances adopted for other ba
king powders because of their cheapnessm