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CTHE fABGUS, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1908.
GOVERNOR IN -SPEECH
Addresses Republicans at Fam
lly Theater In Interests of:
- His Campaign.
HE DENIES YATES' XHARGES
Claims He Has Accomplished What
Ho Proposed in His Platform
v ,' Before His Election.'
Governor C. S. Deneen in .Rock Is
lanil yesterday sought vantage ground
ovi-r-liis opponent,' former Governor
Riekurd Yates, in the strife for the
republican gubernatorial nomination
this year, but jvheUicr ne gained it re
mains to'be demonstrated.' The friends
GOVERNOR C. S. EVEN BEN.
of the present executive claim they
have the Yates crowd whipped to a
frazzle in' Rock Island, and have the
goods to show for it. When oratorical
Dick conies aloug, however, there may
be another story.
The meeting at the Family theater
last niiilit, at which Governor Deneen
was jTie"cluef"att faction', was' the cul
minating event of the day. The gov
ernor's friends were in the saddle, but
there were several seated on the stage
with hiui last evening who did not
entirely enjoy the situation, and trust
ed that everyone would understand
that they wcrc looking at it from the
point. , of view of a courtesy to the
governor, and pdt to C S. Deneen, the
After a hand-shaking session at the
Harper, while Stroehle's band attract
ed the crowd, the band went to the
theater at 8 o'clock. On the stage
wer Judge C. J. Searle, chairman of
the day; Mayor H. C. Schaffer jt. Jo
seph DeSilva, Colonel C. L. Walker.
ex-Postmaster T. II. Thomas, L. B.
Strayer, C. J. Larkin, Hon. J. W. Si
monson. Alderman Martin McNealy,
Assessor J. P. Moeller, Representative
Thomas Campbell, A. J. Reiss, L. C.
Mantling. C. V. Gaetjer, K. O. VanGald
er. These were the shining lighls,
.and there were others from the small
er cominiiriitie of the county.
The speeches were preceded by a
selection by a male quartet, which
. Introduced by Srnrlo. ,
Judge Searle made a glowing and la
boriously enthusiastic address in in
troducing the shaker. He warmed up
the audience by referring to the Mis
sissippi as the place where all reform
ideas originate, and to President
Roosevelt as the agent through which
the middle west acts. He then spoke
. I ,
u ! Absolutely Pure
Tho only bz!:Ing ' povvdar
v taado with ftdyai Orapo
r Crczzi cf Tartar
CIo Alum, flo Lbo Phocplmfo
of ; tho pet" of . governors the central
states have, of recent" years had Van
Sant of Minnesota, La Follette of Wis
consin, Cummins of Iowa, Folk of .Mis
souri and Hanly of Indiana. He con
cluded by placing Deneen in the same
Class, and said that the governor was
present to answer for his conduct and
career in office. ' -
- Bouat ef Administration. ".
The governor began bis address by
tilling how. pleased he was with; the
attentions shown -him here, and stat
ing that this was the-70th county no
isited in his campaign, 53 having
been invaded before the last session
of the legislature, and 17 in the last
two weeks. He said he -is making
this sort of a campaign because he
concedes the right of the people to
demand that men who occupy high
oJFice shall give an account of their
service when they apply, again for
Governor, Deneen said that four
years ago he had. a platform limited
fe three planks. These were for the
passage of the amendment to' the con
stitution providing for the Chicago,
charter; for a civil service law ; for
state charitable and penal institu
tions, and for a compulsory primary
law. r v v
He then endeavored to show that
the aims of his platform have been
achieved in his three, and' one-third
years in office. He told of the effect
of the changes in Chicago, and re
ferred to the justice shop system par
ticularly. He said that as a rule the
justice in the rest of the state oc
cupies an honorable office, and issues
warrants to start cases. In Chicago,
he said, the justices had been issuing
letters of marque and reprisal
handing them over to the consiauies
to pillage and plunder the community
This was replaced by the municipal
court system. He elaborated on the
charter, showing the change in the
mayor's erm, the change in the town
ship system, and -the wheel tax.
A to Civil Service.
Referring to the civil service plank,
the governor protested against the
criticism of former Governor Yates
because of this proposition. And then
the governor proceeded to admit
Yates's charges that his measure is
not ideal, and that it does not apply
universally to all employes of the
state. He said that he has no chronic
differences with the legislature on
this point because it limited the law
to the 17 charitable institutions, but
that the legislature probably has
more sense than he. He contended, how
ever, that the law is a step in the right
direction, leaving the inference that from
the republican legislature the public
could not expect any more than the
merest beginning. He gave some
figures to show what has taken place
under the operation of the civil ser
vice law. There have been 9S1 exam
inations, in 41 towns and cities. 3,725
have been appointed, 2,427 have been
discharged. There were 7,499 appli
cations for examination.
Hit at Yaten.
At' this juncture the governor un
sheathed a knife, figuratively, and took
a jab at Yates. He said that no longer
is there the cry against the assess
ment system by 'which 5 per cent of
the wages paid to employes went to
the campaign fund.
He endeavored to show that the
criticism. of. the administration of the
state institutions is not quite as bad
as it is represented. He showed that
there are 2,205 employes, attending
17,500 delinquent and defective per
sons, and that the number of insane
grows each year.
TnlkN of laveHtljcatlon.
From this he went into the investi
gation made recently. He claimed
that it w'as a political move; that -fa
was not for sincere motives; that the
places investigated were those whose
heads were known to be unfriendly to
the administration; that discharged
employes were used as tools, and that
no opportunity was given to refute
the charges made, even though the
committee gave ' assurance that this
would be allowed. , 1
Passing ' from the state institutions',
the governor touched briefly on an
other Eore place the waterway pro
ject and the scheme ot the Economy
Light & Power company.
Ho. then j took up the, primary law
question. He recounted from, his own
viewpoint the delays" and difficulties
in securing the adoption of this bill,
including the "bring Ing out of numef
jus: jcanaiaaies . wno smcefnave iiuen
up for Yates and hope to win through
him.' ' '? . ' " ;'
, He : refuted -the "charge of, extrava
stance made by " the former governor,
and claimed that the. Increases were
only natural and necessary, v To off
set .these,' Governor Deneen spoke of
:he saving 'of the interest on - state
funds and -the claim against the . Illi
nois Central earnings. '
' lf a Hrpubllcna. -The
governor - j defended himself
against thgycharge that he is not a
republican, claiming he - had never
voted -any - other ticket, except al
school elections and jndicial elections.
He concluded by promising to support
Yates if . the latter wins the nomina
tion. V . :
; PERSONA L POINTS.
Miss Mamie Blochlinger is recover
ing after an operation at St Anthony's
Roderick W. Pearson of Louisville,
KjV was visiting friends in the city
" Hon: E. WT. Hurst and wife have
gone east, on an extended visit, so
journing in Chicago long enough to
attend the grand, opera.
W. C. McClelland, who has ; been
located in this city about a year and
a half as United States.meat .inspec
tor, has been notified that he is to be
transferred to Cincinnati. He wilt
take up his duties there next wcok. ,
Otto Huber, who departed 'for the
cast recently en toute ;fo Europe, has
returned home. Whilie in New York
he received, advices from Rock Island
that his father's health was not as
satisfactory as it. was hoped for and
hence he abandoned his trip across
BALL PLAYER BACK;
ACCUSED OF THEFT
Jerry Cain, Who Tried Out with Is-
landers, Is Brought from Adrian,
Mich by Chief.
Jerry Cain, the candidate for twirl
ing honors on the Islander pitching
staff, who took his departure the mid
die of the month with the most valuable
of the attire and possessions of two
of his team mates, has returned to
the city, - in company with Chief L.
V. Eckhart of the police department
He occupies a room at the police sta
tion, where he is held on charges of
grand larceny preferred against him
by Joe Berger and H. L. Gilmore.
Cain was released just before the
team went to Iowa City to play.' He
remained here a few days and then
disappeared. When the team return
ed. Berger and Gilmore found , that
their trunks had been broken open
and about $70 worth of clothing -and
valuables stolen. .
The police traced Cain to his home
at Montpelier, Ohio, and from there
to Adrian, Mich., where he was ar-
ested. Chief Eckhart went to Adrian
yesterday and brought Cain back this
VETERANS TO CELEBRATE
Siboney Bay Camp to Observe Anni
versary of Spanish War. Monday.
Monday evening the members of
Siboney Bay camp, No. 8, of the
United Spanish War Veterans will ob
serve the 10th anniversary of the
Spanish war, and elaborate arrange
ments have been made for a gather
ing at Armory hall. All veterans of
the Spanish war, the Philippine in
surrection, or of the Boxer uprising,
are invited to attend with their ladies.
It is .expected that about 25 new mem
bers will be mustered in. J. J. Cairns
of Chicago will have , charge of the
Initiation . ceremonies.
Following the lodge session, there
will be a program,' with addresses by
Mr. Cairns, C. J. Searle, Robert-Rex-
dale and William Payne Other en
tertainment features will be provided
by the committee, of which E. N.
Lundberg is the chairman. A ban
quet will be one of the important
features of the evening. Provisions
have been made- for the entertainment
MAY TAKE OFF SHOP TRAIN
: . ' i i - : ;:?;.':(:
Rock Island May Discontinue the Ser
vice June 1.
The Rock Island shops at Sllvis
have closed till May 4. This ..order is
one result of the economy policy now
it force. It is rumored that May 1
an order is to be posted for the' dis
continuance ' of the shop train after
June 1. The matter is admitted to
he under consideration, but it is not
known whether a definite decision has
been reached, a . -, '
COMMITTEE TO BE HEARD
Boating Association to Consider Naval
Reserves Proposition for Joint Action.
" The meeting of the managers of the
Island City Boating association 'which
was to have been .held last night was
postponed until this evening so as to
allow a committee from the,. Naval
(eserves to be present at the meet
ing, with a view , to some concerted
iction. It is thought that the reserves
in return for the services : of, the
'uard hired hy the club will secure
he booms which - both will nei-d to
rotect their boats from the wind and
vaves. (The two organizations will
vork together on the project and
something will be done towards get
ing the booms to the barbor "within
i few .days.
, WO MORE OF
FOR GOOD ROADS
Bowling and Black Hawk High--way
Themselves to Movement.
MEET WITH THE BOOSTERS
Favor Systematic Work with King
Drag Urge City to Improve
Yesterday afternoon the second
meeting in the interests of road im
provement in the lower end of the
county was held at the invitation of
the directors of the Rock Island Boost;
er club. The directors of the club had
as their guests at luncheon a. the
Rock Island Club the .highway, com
missioners of - Bowling and Black
itawk townships', as well as Supervi
sors Lfpton and Matthews of these
townships. As a result of the meet
ing resolutions were adopted oy the
commissioners of highways of each
township, favoring the use of the King
split' log drag, and pledging the town
ship to systematic road improvement.
Work 1m I'roKrenninK.
This is the second definite step in
the movement for the thorough organ
ization of at least the lower end town
ships for good road work. The move
ment is- the result of the discussion of
the matter by A. N. Johnson at a re
cent meeting of the Booster club. The
plan of the Booster club is one that
everywhere meets with the favor of
the township authorities and property,
owners, and there is every indication
that there will be vast improvement
in the country -roads of the county
during the next year. The residents
of the rural districts readily recog
nize the benefit whicli will result to
them by road improvement, and have
shown a disposition to cooperate to
the fullest extent with the Booster
club of the city in accomplishing the
road improvement. .
Talk Hani Itomln. t
At the meeting yesterday the subject
of hard roads was somewhat discuss
ed. ' The New York and New Jersey
systems of road work were discussed,
and it was shown that as a result of
organization, and state assistance, a
third of the entire "road mileage of
the state of Indiana has-been -perma
nently improved. The King' drag was
favored for the locat vork", for the
present, but the concensus of opinion
was that the time is not far off when
the hard road proposition must be
given serious consideration in this
county. - ,
Am to Ninth Street.
The sentiment has been clearly ex
pressed in both meetings held so far
that Rock Island owes it to itself and
to the remainder of the lower end of
the county to permanently improve
the Ninth street road this year. It is
certain that great benefits would re
sult from the improvement of Ninth
and Twelfth streets in South Rock Is
land. The city controls the Ninth
street road, and plans have been made
for its improvement this year. It is
likely that South Rock Island will take
up the improvement of Twelfth street
south of the cemetery. The road to
the cemetery has already been improv
ed through the efforts of Rock Island
The Black Hawk authorities yester
Must be De
Never before have we
enjoyed such a busy
woolens and .Rock Is
land's ; best' tailors to '
make them is the rea-
Pay us $25.
Pay others $35.
llinola Theater Building.
day adopted the following resolutions;
"Wheaeas, the subject of good roads
is" occupying the attention and most
serious consideration . of many of the
citizens of this county today and the
Improvement and maintenance of
roads is apparent on all sides, and
"Whereas, we believe in the use of
any tool or implement that seems
best suited to the accomplishment, of
the desired object and especially ad
vocate the use of the. King road drag,
believing it to be efficient and eco
nomical, therefore .be it
"Resolved, that we will use every
means in our power to . improve the
roads-in Black Hawk township, be
lieving that the whole matter should
be under the- direct supervision of
the road commissioners. (Signed)
"GUST DANIELSONV .
"Highway Commissioners, Black
Hawk Township. Commissioner
Jenkins absent.)" .
The commissioners of Bowling town
ship adopted resolutions as follows.
"Resolved, by the highway commis
sioners of Bowling township, Rock Is
land county, Illinois, that we faycft'ilri
use of the. King log drag 4n improving
the , dirt roads in om township, where
possible the' wort? Jfo be done under
the supervision of ' this board, and
pledge ourselves to. use every means
within our power to secure the ' im
provement and proper maintenance of
all our highways. (Signed)
"A. L. FREEBURG. i
v "ED WANGELIN,
Society news, written or telephoned
to. the society editor of The Argus, will
be pladly received and published. ' Hut
In either case the identity of the Bonder
must be made known,, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address.
Beta Gamma Sigma Dance. Cards
have been issued to a dancing party
to bo given by the Beta Gamma Sigma
sorority at the Watch Tower inn May
15, the hours will be from 8 to 12.
The members of the sorority are:
Misses Alice Carse, Julia Crawford,
Merle First, Nellie Kahlkc, Blanche
Kerns, Helen Krell, Eleanor Treuiaun,
Marie Tremann, Ruth Wait and Eliza
beth W'iley. -
Discuss Child Labor. A meeting of
the Woman's National Progressive
league was held at the home of Mrs.
. Block yesterday afternoon. . Mrs.
Sieghartner read an interesting naner
on "Child Labor," and it was'declded to
make this topic the one for general dis
cussion at the nextjmeeting. May 8, at tho
home of Mrs. Tuttle in South Heights.
Each member will, then picsenf a
paper.. Luncheon was served yester
day. ; V
; obituary. , ; . ,;
... . . ...Ruby, i . ... ., . .. . w
Mrs. Pauline Ruby, formerly of this
city and wife of the late Jerome Ruby,
the well known river pilot, died this
morning at the home of her brother
in-law, Anthony Bell, at Angus, Iowa.
Paralysis was the cause of her de
mise. She was about-70 years of age.
Her husband died eight years ago, and
she had since made her home at An
gus. The funeral will be held Monday
afternoon at 4 o'clock at Buffalo, Iowa,
the former home of the family.
The remains of Fred Ewert arrived
here this afternoon from Grand
Mound. Iowa, accomnanied by Mrs.
Ewert and daughters, Mrs. Ed Jensen
and Miss Elizabeth Ewert. Funeral
services were held at 4 o'clock at the
German Lutheran church. Burial took
place at the Lutheran cemetery.
Charles Bade, 929 Fourtcenlh-aud-a-half
street, is a nephew of Mr. Ewert.
Funeral of Mrs. Hanson. (-
The funeral of Mrs., Charlotte Han
son was held this afternoon from-the
home, 4526 Seventh avenue. The ser-.
vices were conducted by Rev. L. 'A.
Johnston of the Swedish Lutheran
church of Moliue. . Burial took place
at the Riverside, cemetery. -
BEER DRIVERS MAY QUIT
Union Demands Shorter Hours and In
crease, in Wages.
The Beer Drivers' union. No. 361 of
the tri-citics, has made demands of
the brewers which may lead to a
strike among the drivers of the three
cities. May 1 their contract with the
brewers expires and the new contract
presented by the drivers is likely to
meet with opposition on the part of
the brewers. The drivers demand
that their day's' work be shortened
one hour and that their week's pay be
" The men fear, however, that' their
demands will not be granted " readily
and accordingly they are prepared to,
quit ' work on May t if the "contract
l.as not -heen signed. If a strike-oc
curs it will affect the 77 members of
local union No. 364 and all the men
who drive wagons hauling beer, soda
water and others to the number of
n bout 800 men. - '
A NEW HOME FOR COMPANY b
Contract Let for an Armory Building
. Gcneseo is to have an armory build
ing. a contract having been let to the
Tri-City Cement Products company for
the erection of the same. It will be
75x150 feet in dimensions with an
auditorium seating 1,00 people. Tho
structiure will he two "stories in height
at each end. It will provide a home
for Company B of the 6th regiment '
Tuned or Moved
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pays to get the best. .Our tuner needs no 'in
troduction to the tri-citics, as he has been in our
employ constantly for 18 years and is acknowl
edged the most experienced man in piano tuning
and repairing in this vicinity.
If you have yours stored, do not place it in
cold or damp storage, but let us take care of it.
Storage in our building is of even temperature.
Give us your moving order this spring.
We do not injure the piano, and guarantee our
Remember our offer of the popular
S. & H. Green Stamps
for cash includes moving and tuning. Ring us
up. We have both phones.
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