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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1908.
i GUEST IN CITY
John A. Johnson, Who Speaks
for Augustana Lyceum, Wel
comed by Students.
IS MET AT THE DEP01
Escorted to College, Where He Re
sponds to Greetings Talks of
the Political Outlook.
"I am not aware that any overtures
fcave been made by Mr. Bryan's rep
resentatives for a compromise on the
democratic political situation in Min
nesota, but I have not . been home
since Sunday, and hence am not qual
ified to speak specifically on what has
been going on in my absence." 1
It was Governor John A. Johnson of
Minnesota who thus spoke to an' Ar
gus representative who greeted him
as he stepped from a train at the Rock
Island passenger station on his ar
rival in Itock Island this afternoon.
The query was based on a report sent
out from St. Paul last night to the ef
fect that friends of W. J. Bryan had
made an offer of a compromise to the
manager of Governor Johnson's cam
paign ia his own state for the control
of the state in the democratic national
"convention, and that the proposition
had been spurned by Mr. Johnson's
campaign manager. -
Asked further as to the prospective
'other spectators were gathered at the
Rock Island depot when the train
bearing the governor from Chicago
rolled in shortly before 2 o'clock.
When . Governor Johnson stepped
out on the platform together with
Professor Andrew Kempe, who accom
panied him from Chicago, a great
shout arose from the assembled
throng. Then the trained rooters of
the college got into action with tell
"What's the matter with Governor
Johnson?" yelled Emil Bergren, root
'He's alright!" roared back the
"Who's alright? "
; "Governor Johnson! He Is--he is
he is alright!"
ThoiT, for sake of variation, follow
ed another quick, sharp, snappy yell
on the following order:
"A-la-ka-zoo! Rah! Rah
A-la-ka-zoo! Rah Rah!
Zip Rah! Boom Rah!
This was followed by the time-honored
Angustana "Rockety-i-kci" yell,
which the governor acknowledged by
bowing again and again, smilting.and
chatting pleasantly with his compan
ions. While the demonstration was in pro
gress the governor was escorted to
his carriage, which was decorated in
American colors. Besides the govern
or the carriage was occupied by Dr.
Andreen, Val Peter, president of the
Pri-city Press club, and Joshua Oden,
manager of the Augustaua lycpum,
under whose auspices he comes'here.
Studeata Form Kacort.
In front of the carriage "a pennant
'jrigade of 32 students -marched, all
carrying Augustana pennants. The re
mainder of the procession was made
in of the college band, the senior
jlass in cap and gown, and the student
corps. The band played as the pro
cession marched from the depot to
National Convention of United
Christian Party Selected
Rev. Daniel B. Turney.
mt at the tower
Woman Chairman of Session, Which
Wa8 Attended by 20 Delegates
From Four States.
lineup of . the state of Minnesota's the college.' The entire north side of
presidential preference, Governor the college building was a mass of
Johnson responded promptly: "There red, white and blue bunting and-from
is no chance for Bryan so far as thft every window was hung an American
presidential endorsement is concerned flag. The college colors, blue and
in Minnesota.' If Johnson' does not
carry Minnesota in the choice of dele
gates to the national convention, he
will not ask the support of any other
state. Yes, my friends will make a
gold, aslo played a conspicuous part
in the decoration scheme.
Governor Johnson was ' escorted up
the college steps to the chapel, where
an informal reception was held. After
fight for the state. But I did not come the cheers of the crowd assembled
to Rock Island to talk politics. My bad subsided, H. P. Johnson, repre-
mission is absolutely non-partisan. I scnting the student body, stepped for-
came to deliver a lecture"
(rertet at the Depot.
A hearty greeting and a warm wel
come was given Governor John A.
Johnson in Rock Island this after
noon. More, than 500 students of Au
gustana college and as many more
.Best by Test
ward and in a brief address welcomed
the governor. He said in part:
"We rejoice today in having the
honor of receiving you at the oldest
ustitution of learning of the Augus
tana synod. For well nigh half a
century men of Christian spirit and
learning have worked diligently with
in the walls of Augustana that the
sons and daughters who hail from the
land' of the north 'should become the
very best of Christians citizens and
a power for good in this great re
public of ours.
"As we stand here we find both
steps and threshold deeply worn
speaking eloquently of the hosts of
young men and young women who
have passed here in their search for
knowledge. Today these columns bid
welcome to a distinguished guest, the
foremost man among the more than
two score governors of the states of
our republic. As a student body we
bid ypu welcome, but we are not
Rev, Daniel B. Turney cDecatur
was nominated for preside'nt of-' the
United States by the national conven
tion of the , United . Christian party,
which convened at the Watch Tower
today, with about 20 delegates pres
ent, representing four states. About
20 other states were represented by
Eitfyer L. C." Coffin of Fort Dodge,
Iowa, or II. J.. Simpson of Pana, 111.,
will be nominated for vice president.
The platform of last year was again
adopted, it being the purpose of the
party to force the other political par
ties to take up their fight for them.
It is their intention to try to make
the golden rule the standard of gov
ernment and the platform of the po
Woman Is Chairman.
National Chairman W. R. Benkcrt
of Davenport called the convention
to order this morning and a new or
ganization for the year' was effected.
Woman suffrage being an important
plank in the platform, a woman was
made chairman of the convention.
Mrs. Laura G. Fixen of Chicago was
given the honor. Mrs. Kitty Benkcrt
of Davenport was elected secretary.
At the afternoon session the matter
of nominations came up and Rev.
Daniel B. Turney of Decatur was nom
inated. Rev. Mr. Turney is a well
known prohibitionist and will likely
be the choice of that party also. A
candidate for the vice presidency i
to be nominated by the party before
Tonight a meeting will be held at
the Tower and Mrs. Laura G. Fixen
president of the Chicago W. C. T. U..
will give a lecture. Mrs. Fixen is
well known in the lecture field and
her hearers will receive a treat.
whose graduates have come to your
own school to complete their educa
tion. Yes, your college is known all
over the country, and is only known
for good. Some people believe that
education is dispensible, but such men
can generally foe classed as -egotists.
The greatest thing in this world is
education. The. asset you start out
with when you leave college is the
most valuable thing a young man can
have. The man with an education is
the man who will climb to the highest
rung In the ladder. The world does
not pay a; premium, on ignorance; it
does pay a premium on knowledge.
The best moUo I know of for any one
to follow is 'service and self-sacrifice
to your fellow-men. The man whose
sordid ambition alone guides him is
sure to fail. Your success depends on
your motive, and if it is worthy you
are bound to succeed."
Client of I'reMiileut.
After the college songs had been
sung and more yells given, Governor
Johnson was taken to the home of Dr.
Andreen for luncheon. He will re
main at Dr. Andreen's residence until
30 o'clock when the banquet at the
Harper house begins.
The banquet hall of the Harper
house has been beautifully decorated
for the event. Every Augustana pen
nant that could be , purchased in the
tri-cities has been secured by the
hotel management to be used In the
decoration scheme.. The banquet will
be attended by representatives of al
most every profession in the tri-ciiies
and the three mayors will respond
to toasts on their respective cities.
The governor is expected to respond
briefly. Dr. Andreen will act as toast-master.
After the banquet the guests will be
taken in special cars to the Moline,
where Governor Johnson lectures, at
S o clock. The subject ot his Ieetiire
will be "The Majesty of the Law."
Before the governor's lecture, the
VVenncrberg chorus will sing a se
HURT IN FALL
Young Man Tumbles Down the
Elevator Shaft at Store of
Allen Myers & Co.
ACCIDENT IS A MYSTERY
Supposed that he Opened Gate and
Stepped Into Hole While Not
' Thinking of Surroundings.
You can buy a ten cent package of
Mrs. Lee Pfau returned last night
to iJrescott,'Ariz., after a visit in this
Mrs. J. G. Baer returned this muni
ing from a visit in Mendota. Her son
Conrad accompanied her.
Rev. and Mrs. W. It. Wilev " have
gone to Chicago to attend the funeral
of Mr. Wiley's niece, Miss Lillian
Mrs. C. H. McKUMry and son who
have been visit irig' M is. McKinstry's
parents, Mr. and .Mrs. H. F. Mocse,
left this morning; for their home in
alone in extending you this welcome
all those who have walked these
steps and who are bow scattered over I
the vast field of duty join- with us."
In response, Governor Johnson said:
"I am quite sure it is not necessary
to say that I appreciate this most
generous welcome. Much as you seem
pleased with my visit, I fed sure the
pleasure is absolutely mutual. I. have
known of Augustana long before many
of you were possibly born. I come
from another institution of the same
synod, Gustavus Adolphus, many ,of
It Reached the Spot.
Mr. K. Huniphrea. Yfho. Owns a large
general store at GBuesa, Ohio.- and is
president of the ASama County Teie
phone company, as well as of the
Home Telephone company of Pike
county, Ohio, says of Dr. King's New
Discovery: "It saved my life once
At least I think it did. It .seemed to
reach the spot the very seat of my
cough when everything else failed.'
Dr. King's New . Discovery not only
reaches the cough. spot; it heals the
sore spots, and the weak spots in
throat, lungs and chest. Sold under
guarantee at all druggists. 50 cent
and . Trial bottle free.
Peter Antony, an employee of Allen,
Myers & Co., sustained serious in-
urics this morning in a fall of about
feet down an elevator shaft at the
store on Second avenue. He was re
moved to St. Anthony's hospital.
The accident occurred at 7:55 this
morning. Antony in company with
one of his employers was on the third
floor looking over some material w hich
he was to rearrange. He remained
up stairs alone' while his companion
went down to the first floor by means
of the elevator. Then he walked to
he elevator evidently with the inten
ion of also going down and it seems
absent inindedly' opened the gate and
stepped out into the empty shaft. No
oflier explanation of the accident can
be given as there is a heavy gate at
he opening cf each floor and the ab
sence of the cables above the eate
r.d the sides of the cage could easily
he detected if Antony's mind had not
been occupied with something else at
Taken to Honpltal.
The men who were in the office,
which is located very near the cle
tator shaft, heard the thud when the
tody struck the top of the cage and
they immediately investigated. ' An
tony was found stretched out o the
floor of the cage with his face down.
He was unconscious and appeared to
be Very seriously injured. The ambu
lance was called and a surgeon was
summoned at once. The injured man
was removed to St Anthony's hospital
Mr. Antony resides at 816 Third
avenue. He has been emoloved bv
Mien, Myers & Co. as a teamster for
about a year.
A isoigian workman at the Deere &
Co. plant in Moline yesterday fell two
stories in one of the shops, but es
taped without injury. When fellow
employes hurried to his side he' got
ui aim iifeuiiiii; ti nuiKi'u away
WAS A VOLUNTARY PATIEN1
Whiteside Man Formally Adjudged In
sane in the County Court
a loucnmg scene was enacted in
the county court yesterday, during the
hearing as to the sanity of Alonza
Lansford of Prophetstown. Mr. Lans
ford, who is 33 years old, has been a
voluntary patient at the Watcrtown
hospital, but conld not longer remain
there unless formally committed to
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Jhe Quaker Qats QPaTvy
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The natural Jap-a-Lac is a clear,'
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We also have a full line of Wall
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Estimates furnished on all kinds of
Painting and Taper Hanging.
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1429-1431 SECOND AVENUE.
the institution. lie was accordingly
brought to this city, and through the
courtesy of Judge Olmsted to the
Whiteside county officials, was tried
here. Mr. Lansford has a wife and
two little children, and throughout the
heating he sat with one of his little
babies on each arm. Wh?n about to
leave the court he sorrowfully kissed
his w ife and children. The scene was
one of the saddest of the many sad
incidents in the county court.
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