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THE 'ARGUS, MONDAY. MARCH 9, 1908.
GOOD MEN NAMED
Democrats Nominate Strong
Candidates for Aldermen at
the Primary Caucuses.
DELEGATES ARE SELECTED
Ward Representatives in City-Township
Convention Chosen Committee
men Also Elected.
Vlrt ward Frank V. MorhlliiKT.
Srfouil wunl Win in Ikerman.
Third nnril Ctaurlrn J. Smith.
I'ourlli mini t harlcN TlioiupHon.
I'll 111 ward ('lirUtliia Solillllufcrr.
Sixth nurd 1'ruuk l.aulrr.
Seventh ward Joho 11111. .
The democrats of the city Saturday
evening held primary caucuses ami
selected candidates for the aldermanic
positions, and elected delegates to the
cily-township convention and named
the city committeemen in the different
precincts. The aldermanic nominees,
who, in the order of the wards, are,
Fir.uk V. lilochlinger, William Eeker-
man. Charles .1. Smith. Charles
Thompson, Christian Schillinger,
Frank Lawler and John A. Hill, are
nil si runs; ' representative democrats,
and their selection places before the
voters the right kind of men to icrve
in the city council.
( I niiMimll- l.nrr.
While there was no contest in any
c:f the wards, on either the nlder
nanic nominations or the delegate
' ticket.-', there was an unusually large
vote polled at the primary, and the
results are indicative of strong activ
ity in the party during the spring
campaign. The representatives of true
democracy turned out and their hal
lo's place clean and aide men before
'tumult feemen allied.
The democratic city committeemen
named in the different wards are as
First ward, first precinct, Charles
Wt inberger and William Loefller; sec
cm! precinct, Ferdinand Nachbauer
and Henry Kail.
Second ward, first precinct, J. F.
Sexton and Mac Glynn; second pre
cinct, Cail Naab and II. Welding.
Third ward, first, precinct, Ceorge
W. Henry and Joseph Grotegut; sec
ond precinct, JoBu Schlemmer and
Tom Carney; third precinct, Sam 11.
Davis and Harry Coyne.
Fourth wind, first precinct, J. P.
Sexton and Bert Corken; second pre
cinct. J. W. Lirn and Charles R.
Fifth ward, firsf precinct. William
Cochran and M. Collins; second pre
cinct, George McGee and John Greve.
Sixth ward, first precinct, C. C. Wil
son and .1. P. Davis; second precinct,
1. F. Meenan and Gus lilaukcnburg.
Seventh ward, first precinct, Fred
Lemon and Henry Heuck; second pre
cinct, John A. Hill and A.C. Hanson;
third precinct, C. M. Gannon and
The ' delegates to the city-township
convention, which meets tomorrow
evening at the Turner hall, were
elected as follows:
First ward John Holzhammer, Dan
McKiuney, Frank Blochlinger; Robert
Beck and Heiiry Kail.
Second ward John P. Sexton, Will
iam Eckerman, Carl Naab, Mac Glynn,
Henry Welding, A. Butler, Ed. Bauers
feld. Ford Greene, Henry Kinuer,
Jacob Im'aof and J. P. Geiger.
Third ward Joseph F. Grotegut, M.
M. Briggs, W. C. Hubbe, Harry Coyne,
John Aimworth, John Schlemmer,
John Corken, Sam Pavis, P. J. Lee,
A. W. Henry, Arthur Burrall, Edward
Hill, S. A. Lavanway, Louis Scheoeder
and. Leo Peisenroth.
Fourth ward John P. Sexton, Bert
Corken, Henry Frick, Ralph Laniont,
T. J. Med ill. Charles Bleuer, J. W.
Linn, M. W. Battles and Charles
Fifth ward Robert Kuschnian, Will
iam Trefz, George McGee, William
Cochran, Andrew Brady, Sr., James
Hanson, J. W. Van Arsdel, II. L.
Wheelan, Chris Schillinger and T. A.
Sixth ward Charles C. Wilson,
I' rank Me?nan, George H. Wright.
Fred Calkins, John Snitzer, Herman
Deljens, Chirles Ginane, Charles Tem
ple, J. P. Davis and John F. Pindinger.
Seventh waid Henry Heuck, C. M.
Cannon, W. C. Peck. A. C. Hanson,
William Beals and John A. Hill.
Tomorrow MkIiTn Convention.
The democratic cily-township con
vention will be held at Turner hall
tennorrow evening at S o'clock
for the purpose of nominating
candidates . for township officers
Among those who have been discussed
so far in connection with such nomina
pons are, M. W. Battles for super
visor, Robert Beck. William Cochran,
C. C. Wilson. Charles Bleuer, C. It
Wheelan and Edward Murphy for as-
s'stant supervisors and J. C. Auld for
IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
May be Brought Up for Consid
eration at Early Meeting of '
the City Council
AS TO THE AMEN0MEN1
Situation Such That Receivership
Inevitable for New System Un
less Relief Is Granted.
Jt is likely that the matter of the
relief amendment to the franchise or
dinance of the Union Electric Tele
phone & Telegraph company will be
up before the city council for consid
eration, possibly at this evening's ses
sion, or in the near future. From the
information secured by The Argus, It
appears certain that unless the com
pany Is granted the- relief sought atan
early date it will be compelled to go
into the hands of a receiver.
((ueKtlon of Monopoly.
This situation puts the question
squarely before the people and the
people's representatives in the council
whether the Bell company shall be
permitted to enjoy an absolute monop
oly of the field here, and become
thereby a dictator rather than a ser
vant of the public. V
In most cities of the country there
re now two telephone systems. In
Indianapolis, the home of the Bell in
terests, and at Cleveland, Ohio, com
mittees? representing subscribers to
telephone service have expressed the
opinion that in order to curb the Bell
monopoly it is necessary, and a first
duty, to preserve the independent sys
tems. Report of Xefgot latlons.
It js reported that the city officials
have opened negotiations with .the
Bell company here with a view to set
tling the differences between the city
and the company. If thisis true, the
only possible way to protect the tele
phone users of the company is to pro
tect the independent service. The
Pnion Electric company is worthy of
reasonable consideration and reasona-
Ig concessions at the hands of the
ity under these conditions.
H o'clock from the home of Mrs. Roe,
with interment at the Edgington cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Gumtow.
Mrs. Mary Gumtow of Coe township
died Saturday evening at 9 o'clock at
the home of her son, Lewis Gumtow,
the cause of death being apoplexy.
She was born in Germany in 183C and
came to this country and direct to
Rock Island county in 1872 with her
husband, Ludwlg Gumtow. Her hus
band died March 9, 189C. She is sur
vived by one son. The funeral will
le held from her son's home tonior
iow morning at 11 o'clock and burial
will take place at the John Liphardt
cemetery near Hillsdale.
Josiah Dow, president of the Daven
port Elevator company and well
known in the three cities, died at his
home in that city this morning, aged
0 years. He was a native of New
Hampshire, coming to Annawan,' HI.,
50 years ago and to Pavenport 30
.wars ago. He organized the elevator
company of which he remained the
head till his death.
The "months-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter vM. Levin died yesterday
afternoon at the home of the parents.
413 Fourth street. The cause of death
was whooping cough and pneumonia
death resulting after a short illness.
The 4-months-oId son of Mr. and
Mrs. John J. Mielke, 270C Sixth ave
nue, died last night at 8:30 at the
home of the parents after a short ill
Hon. William Jackson Receives
Offer of Contribution to Fund
for Such Purposes.
of the flour is
Take a pound of ordi-
Tlon. William Jackson today receiv
ed an offer of $10.0 toward a fund for
the introduction of the study of home
beautificat ion in the public schools,
provided he would father the move
ment. Mr. Jackson will confer with
the board of education and the public
school corps of teacher before deter
mining upon acceptance of the propo
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of Tho Aririis. will
he family received and published. But
in either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature ana auuress.j ,
STORK CLUB GETS RESULTS
Proud Mothers Now Bring Offspring
. Detroit, March 9. Organized only 11
j months ago, the Stork club of Detroit
has already justified its existence. The
club has only five members, all neigh
bois, but it is likely to increase. When
J J it was organized in Jauuary, 1907, none
of the five women were mothers. Now
cacn sits at me cuio meetings with a
bright-eyed baby on her knee, whose
prospective career she discusses with
nonr flnnr f alr SJ nrninH t!ie wlh,r members. Four of the junior
A J HvviA -M. W XWM fill!)
of Goa medal rlour.
Arsenal Golf Club Party. The
weekly card party of the Arsenal Golf
club was held Saturday afternoon at
the club i house. : Six 'tables were
played and Mrs. Leroy Hillman of the
arsenal was the prize winner.
START WORK SOON
Contractfor Nock Yoke Compa
ny Building to bs Let With
in a Few Days..
SITE IN FACTORY DISTRICT
Specifications Call for Factory 280x100
Feet, and Office and Engine
CHANGE OF EDITORS
AT UNION OFFICE
K. Brandenburg Retires and Is Suc
ceeded by W. H. Dilworth, Who
The contract will be let within the
next two days for the building of the
National Neck Yoke company to be
eFected on the new factory site in
the west end of the city. The build
ings will be located at the corner of
First street and Sixth avenue.
The specifications call for a main
building 2S0xl(K feet, one stoiy in
height. At the east end will be the
engine and boiler room 35x40 feet in
dimensions, and at the east end will
be an addition for the office, which
will be 24x37 feet.
The bids which are out call for the
construction of the main building, of
fice and engine room. Later a ware
house will be constructed south of the
main building and will be 52x25 feet
in size. A spur track from the Peoria
will run between tlje two buildings,
along each side of which will be ship
The main building will have a con
crete foundation. The walls will be of
i-rick over an interior wooden frame.
The warehouse will be a frame build
ing, covered with galvanized corru
gated sheet iron. Work will be start
ed upon the main building as soon as
the contract is let.
Bids on the contract were opened
P Eli SON A L POINTS.
Entertains G. G. Club. Miss Gladys
yers entertained the members of the
O. G. club at her home, 1130 Fifteenth
street, Saturday afternoon. The after
noon was passed playing games and
with music and refreshments were
members are girls. One is a bow
I The original club membership consisi-
1 . I .t-.u.i.n,.3 ijjiiiij j-iwill I 11. IV, 11,11.1
.DcUUs. Sehmitt, Anna Schantz, Ruby Rod l
Note which makes most and c,are
Social Service Club. The Tri-city
Social Service club will hold its
monthly meeting at the Lend-a-Hand
club in Davenport, tomorrow evening.
Supper will be served at C:3( and the
topic for tho evening discussion will
be "Play and Play Grounds."
Gold Medal Flour
,... .,.p.O 1
An Medal Fio"
WILL HAVE A BUNGALOW
Contract Let for Summer House by
the Bu22ers' Club.
The Buzzers' club has let a contract
for' a new bungalow to be erected on
a site leased from J. F. Reeves near
Cordova, near which village the club
has annual outings. The bungalow
will be' erected of material secured
from a structure here and will be of
pretty design and comfortable camp
accommodations. Will Rich, has the
contract for its construction
M. W. A. Social Meeting. Camp No.
2G. M. W. A., will hold a social meet
ing and oyster supper this evening
at their hall.
If jou want a pretty face, healthy air.
Rosy c heeks and lovely hair.
Wedding trip o'er the deep blue sa,
Take IIolHster's Rocky Mountain
Harper House pharmacy
An Unlimited Amount of
Money to Loan.
And will advance you any amount
you want to tide. you over this little
BrSlXESS DEPRESSION. We will
loan you on your
FURNITURE, PIANOS, HORSES, VEHICLES, ETC.
To pay all your little bills. We can give you a rate that is the low-,
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country within 35 miles of Davenport. If In need, send us your
name rnd address, and our agent will call at your home and ar
range a loan for you.
TRI-CITY LOAN CO..
BOTH PHONES, New 242, Old N.2425.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Nights
21954 BRADY STREET,
2 rrm nm cm E
Early Resident Dead.
Milton W. Gowdy, a resident of Illi
nois since the 30's, and at one time
driver of a stage line between Peoria
and Springfield, died today at his home
in Mjoline, 1C11 Fifth avenue. Mr.
Gowdy was born In Cumberland coun
ty, Pennsylvania, Aug. 29, 1S33. When
he was a year old his parents removed
to Illinois, and nearly all of his life
was spent in this state. He was a
driver on the old Prink & Walker
stage line in central Illinois for sev
eral years after 1S52, and later drove
a stage for the Western Stage com
pany in Iowa. He had Abraham Lin
coin as a frequent passenger with him
while employed on the line between
Peoria and Springfield. He removed
to Moline in 1S98, and was employed
as a crossing flagman until 1904, when
he was compelled to retire from actlv
I work. He never fully recovered from.
an accident sustained in a runaway
during his stage driving career. He
is survived by hl3 wife and four chil
Mrs. Mary Bird died at 8 o'clock
last evening at the home of her daugb
ter, Mrs. William Roe at Andalusia
of old age. Her maiden name was
Mary Steckmaiv and she was born at
Bedford, Pa., Nov. 2, 1829. Her mar
riage to Join Butler took place : at
Wheeling, W. Va., in 1847. Six chil
dren by this union survive; Mrs. Sara
Richards of Columbus, Iowa; John
Butler of Oklahoma. Mrs. Bettv Buck
it I Ipv nf Omaha I ATl-O William Tnn
Z t .-.-.,. ... . u, . miaul aw? a 11 it
I Lincoln Steckman of Andalusia, and
Mrs. Stephen Steckman of Carbon
Cliff. After the death of her first hus
band deceased was married to Elliott
Bird of Muscatine, who also passed
J. K. Brandenburg, one of the old
est attaches of the Rock Island Union,
and who has been acting in thj ca
pacity of editor since the death of
the veteran Walter Johnson, resigned
his position Saturday night,, and
was succeeded today by W. II.
Dilworth. Mr. Brandenburg sev
ers his connection with the
paper as a result of a difference of
opinion as to the conduct of the pub
lication. He has been with the Union
for over 20 years, beginning at the
printer's case and after working for
a time at his trade he became a re
porter, being later promoted to the
post of city editor and finally going
into the editorial chair. He has during
his long careei proved an able news
paper man, faithful in the perform
ance of duty and,' his unbroken asso
iation with the Union is the best
vidence of the stability of his char
acter. He has hosts of friends in
Rock Island who will join with the
ewspaper fraternity in the hope that
is lines may continue to be cast
n Rock Island and that they will not
ivert him from the profession of
which he has been a creditable and
representative member. With the re-
irement of Mr. Brandenburg from the
'liion, his brother, Edward Branden
burg, relinqe'stied the desk of city
Mr. Dilworth, the new' editor, sent
to The Argus today a signed state
ment defining his position, both as it
pplies to himself personally and to
he future conduct of the Union. In
he course of" the statement he says
hat under the peculiar chain of cir
cumstances attending his former as-
ociation with a publication in ltock
sland, "it is thought essential to fu
ure harmony of work to touch briefly
opon this matter In a signed state
ment. However much it may have
been the plan, or the plot, to place
on the undersigned the responsibility
for the policy of that paper, it is my
desire to deny any such burden, when
as a matter of fact such policy and
the policy I would have followed were
never coincident nor identical.
Through U13 operations of that jiolicy,
personally believe, there have been
very many persons misrepresented; I
relieve the little foibles of such per
sons have been exaggerated to be
made to appear disreputable if not
heinous. Moreover, I am desirous of
predicting that I myself hereafter will
be similarly attacked, similarly exag
gerated, and made a similar public
caricature of. It is needless ' to sug
gest that, in such event, the Union
will not engage in constant retort.
The paper will be made to grow, in-
tead, into the office to which it is in
every way designed, notably, one of
influential service in the interests of
the republican party."
B. F. Edwards has returned from
Brcoklvn. Iowa, where he spent the
Mrs. E. Bosserman of Denver is vis
iting at the home of her brother, O
H. Birkel. ,
Clark Swanson has gone to Chicago
where he will take expert training in
Miss Nannie Lindquist and Oscar
Hoof are guests at the home of Rev.
and Mrs. S. G. Hagglund.
Mrs. A. Sandburg and daughter Pes
sie returned this morning from a visit
with relatives in Chicago.
Ferdinand Holdorf and Edward
Bauersfield left yesterday for a four
weeks' visit at Hot Springs, Ark.
W. A. Adams, formerly of this city,
now located in Chicago, spent Satur
day and Sunday with: friends and re a
August G. Thede, formerly cashi' r
of the Union Electric Telephone com
pany in this cty and now engaged in
telephone work in Peoria, visited his
parents here over Sunday.
Miss Helen Cutler of Lake Forest is
a guest of Miss Cora McKown. Lin
coln Dickey of Indianapolis and II. F.
Harvey of Lake Forest are also guests
at the home of E. B. McKown.
Charles McIIugh left yesterday
morning for Chicago to join Mrs. Mc
IIugh. who with her mother, Mrs. Cru
baugh of this city, and Mrs. J. E.
Montrose of Cedar Rapids, is return
ing from a' nojourn in the south.
HEARING FOR AN ASSAULT
Greeks Arrested for Enqaqinq in
Melee in Moline.
John Notis, James Notis and John
Kartimis, three Greeks employed at
the Republic Steel mill, wero brought
before JustieJ Schroeder this morning
cn a cnarge or assault ana Dauery,
John Starpis being the complainant.
The men are alleged to have assaulted
Starpis Saturday, using a club, beer
bottles and beer mugs in the melee,
and injuring him. The fight occurred
tear the steel mill and the arrests
were made by Constable Goldberg in
Moline. The hearing was resumed
this afternoon. A peace' warrant was
also issued against John Notis on com
plaint of Gust Starpis. Clarence
Schroeder is representding the defend
Republican Caucus Called.
E. Rich, committeeman of the Sixth
ward, has called a caucus of the re
publicans of the ward, to meet tomor
row evening at the hose house on
Twenty-sixth street. The caucus will
name a delegate ticket to be yoted on
to represent the ward in the city-town
Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema.
These are diseases for which Cham
berlain's Salve is especially valuable
It quickly allays the itching and smart
tag and soon affects a cure. Price, 25
cents. For sale(by all druggists. -
Kodol is a scientific preparation of
vegetable acids vrlth natural digestants
and contains the same juices found in
a healthy stomach. Each dose will
Let our chef cook for you. He knows
better than you do how to bake beans
This is his specialty his sole occupation his one claim 1
to supremacy. And he has the facilities.
He has ovens so hot that they break down the fibre of
beans and make them digestible. You cannot do that.
He bakes in live steam, so the beans are baked well with- -out
browning or bursting. Our beans are nutty, yet mealy.
Our ovens are heated to 245 degrees.
That's why our beans are digestible
We get better beans than you get. And we pay for
them seven times what some beans would cost.
Our sauce is made from vine-ripened tomatoes. It costs
us just five times what some sauce is sold for.
Then we bake the beans, the tomato sauce and the pork
all together. Thus we get our delicious blend.
Van Camp's pork and beans
baked with tomato sauce
Beans are Nature's choicest food when they are rightly
baked. They are 23 per-cent nitrogenous 84 per cent
That's about the same as the food value of beef, but
note what a difference in. cost. Beans should be a daily
Get Van Camp's beans, and your people will want them
often. Then see what you save on your meat bills.
You will never be content with home-
baked beans after you once know ours
Van Camp's are always ready. Heat the can in hot
water then open. It will seem as if the beans were fresh
from the oven.
When you are tired, here's a meal without labor. When
you are hurried, here's a meal in ten minutes. And such a
meal 1 What do you know that compares with it ?
But be sure to get Van Camp's. Other brands won't
10, 15 and 20 per can.
Van Camp Packing Company, Indianapolis, Ind.
A Penny For Rockefeller.
John D. Rockefeller attended a re
ceptlon at Augusta. Ga recently given
by the Planters Loan and Savings
bank to celebrate the opening of its
new building. lie went away the rich
er by one of the souvenir pennies that
were given by the bank to all Its
guests. The pennies are set In nlumin
ium on which appear the words, "Save
me. and you never will go broke."
"That reminds me," said Mr. Rocke
feller, "of the song which tells one how
always to 'have tobacco in the old to
bacco box.' "
Wife Ilave you any secrets you keep
from me, dearest? 1
Husband None, darjlng.
Wife Then I am determined I will
nave none irom you euner..
Husband Have you secrets, then?
Wife Only one. and I am resolved to
make a clean breast of it
Husband (hoarsely) Go on! -Wife
For several days I have, had
secret a secret longing for a new
dress, with hat to match, for my birth
That fetched him. London Mail.
DeWItt's Little Early Risers, small,
SEES BRIGHT FUTURE
FOR THE TRI-CITIES
N." W. Halsey, New York Banker, De
clares This a Most Favored
"Thi3 is a favored locality for busi
ness and for . investments ami it is
growing better all the time." These
are the words of N. W. Halsey, the
well known New York financier who
was here for a brief visit Saturday.
Mr. Halsey negotiated the sale of the
ri-city utilities bonds through his
firm, NT. W. Halsey & Co.. and he per
sonally owns a large block of th?. se
curities. Mr. Halsey added:
"I have always believed, knowing
the country on all sides well for many
years, having handled farm mortgages
and municipal bonds, and having in
this business become uVquainted with al
most every county entitled tocredit in the
central wi?st of the Mississippi valley.
And I have always avoided what may
be called one-industry places, except
the farm, which is always sate. My
dealings with this section go back 22
years. You are near the center of
population, you have a very high class
population, and one that is engaged in
many industrial enterprises. You have
good railroad transportation, backed
by the river, a rich country, and your
cities are certain to have a great fu
Do Not Crowd the Season.
The first warm days of spring bring
with them a desire to get out and
enjoy the sunshine. Children that
have been housed up all winter are
brought out and you wonder where
they all came from. The heavy winter
clothing is thrown aside and many
sl:ed their flannels. ' Then a cold wave
comes and people say that grip is epi
demic Colds at this season are even
more dangerous than in mid-winter, as
there is much more danger of pneu
monia. Take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, however, and you will have
noihing to fear. It always cure, and.,
we have never known a cold to re
sult in pneumonia when it is used. It
is pleasant and safe to take. Children
like it. For sale by all druggists.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is Both
Agreeable and Effective.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has no
superior for coughs, colds and croup,
and the fact that it is pleasant to take
and contains nothing in any way in-
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the kind , that makes
the cafes of Rio Janeiro
away some years since. The funeral I digest more than 3,000 grains of goodjsafe, sure little liver pills. Sold by all J
will be held Wednesday morning at! food. Sold by all druggists 'drueeists. I
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Every member of the family
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ience a modem bath room
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Our service is prompt; our prices reasonable.
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