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THE ARGUS.. WEDNESDAY; : OCTOBER 28. 1908. v
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Hear John Z. White, Typographical Union Orator, and Hon. Henry Vbllmer at the Ririk Tonight
AT PORT BYRON
Democrats Address Residents of Up
per End of the County at
the School House.
W. D. HALL )S CHAIRMAN
the horrors of the administration, of
state institutions during the last few
years. . - He quoted - from . republican
authorities in speaking of the state
institutions, and pamphlets from re
publican authorities, denouncing iu
bitter words this administration, were
The music for the meeting was pro
vided by a drum corps and preceding
the program there was a procession
through the village.
M. J, . McEniry, R. R. Reynolds, Dr.
O'Hern and Dr. R. C. J. Myers
Are Speakers of Evening.
The query as to when Dr. Joseph
DeSilva and Eddie Schoede r.re going
to permit Judge C. J. Searle, the orig
inal Taft man in Rock Island county
to speak, is still unanswered".
Democratic Meetings in Rock Island County in
Last Week of Campaign.
The following meetings throughout the county have been arranged
by the Rock Island county democratic committee, for the last week cf
the "campagn: .' v . '
Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Rock Island rink, Speaker John Z. White,
labor union leader and typographic?! unionist, and Hon. Henry Vollmer
of Davenport. . v t
Wednesday, Oct. 28, at South Rock Island Speakers, Albert Huber,
H. L. Wheelan, Dr. J. W. Morgan.
Thursday, Oct. 29, at Andalusia Speakers, R. R. Reynolds, Hon.
William McEniry, J. G. Britton.
Friday, Oct. 30, -at Milan Speakers, C. B. Marshall, M. J. McEniry,
R. R, Reynolds, Albert Huber.
Saturday, Oct. 31, at Rock island rink Speakers, Hon. Rufus Hardy
of Texas and James H. Bowman of Chicago, ex-president Chicago Fed'
eration of Labor. As was feared by the police Mqn
Saturday, Oct. 31, at Coal Valley Speakers, Hon. E. Wt Hurst, R.
R. Reynolds, H. U.Wheelan, F. W. Herges and C. B. Marshall.
SATISFIED WITH THE SALARY
Stands on His Record as Attorney,
Rather Than His Achievements
. as a Politician. '
Although the weather and the con
dition of the roads proved a handicap,
there was a good attendance at the
democratic rally at Port Byron ; last
evening, and the speakers were en-
thusiastically applauded By the voters
who gathered to hear them at the
school house. W. D. Hall of Port
llyron was chairman of the evening.
M. J. McEniry of Moline, the first
speaker, delivered an address discuss
ing exhaustively the democratic plat
form and the national issues. He
took up the waterways question, ind
showed the advantage .to be secured
from the election of . a man who has
been so directly interested in this
movement as he has been. He dis
cussed in an able manner the tariff
question, the proposition of national
bank guarantees and government by
AttnckM Maralnr Mrthorix.
Mr. McEniry bitterly attacked the
machine methods of republican politics
and scored the tyrannical rule of Can
non over the house of representatives.
He stated that he himself had received
a letter from Elmer Dover urging that
hei contribute to the republican cam
paign funds in order that the presant
administrations might be continued
and business prosperity result. Mr.
McEniry declared such methods to -be
but coercion, and an effort on the part
of large corporate interests to force
the election of men who will continue
to' foster private interests and trust
operations. . .
Mr. McEniry contrasted the recep
tion given the waterways resolutions
of the Upper Mississippi River Im
provement association by Mr. Bryan
and that by Mr. Taft. Mr. Bryan in
sisted that the resolutions be pre
sented to him publicly at the Island
City baseball park fn order that he
might express his approval of their
sentiments, while Mr. Taft merely
took the papers and placed them in
R. R. Reynolds spoke regarding his
candidacy, and presented his argu
ments supoprting the position he has
taken that Mr. Alagill is not compe
tent as an attorney to fill the office
of state's attorney, and that the
voters should investigate the records
of the two candidates as to their qual
ifications as attorneys, as would be
done were the voter employing an at
torney for his personal affairs.' Mr.
Reynolds also repeated his statement
in regard to the salary question, de
claring that he is satisfied with the
salary fixed by the board and will if
elected give the county his best serv
ices for the compensation provided.
Dr. O'Hrra Spraka.
Dr. M. J. O'Hern, the democratic
candidate for coroner, spoke briefly on
the county issues, showing where the
county can be saved money if a phy
sician is elected coroner. He repeated
portions of a conversation with Dr.
Lambach, coroner of Scott county, on
the car on the I. & I
, the meeting. Dr. Lambach had pre
sented conclusive arguments in favor
of the election of a physician as cor
oner. In Iowa there is a precedent
Vote for R. R. Reynolds for state's
attorney and elect a man who is vlll-
lng to serve rather than to dictate.
Hear John Z. White of Chicago uid
Henry Vollmer of Davenport at the
Another big democratic moeting at
the rink Saturday night.
The people will he fortunate if they
elect Dr. M. J. O'Hern to the office ol
coroner. In many states they require
that the coroner shall be a physician,
as a matter of economy and expedi
ency. Give M. J. McEniry your vote foi
congressman. He' is willing to chrm
pion the claims of this section and
will represent them creditably il
II. L. Wheelan will make a repre
sentative member of the legislature
from the Thirty-third district. He is
for Rock Island, as well as for the
In Moline, as in Rock Island, the
democrats are making strong gains
are well organized and active. The
meetings in that city Jiave all been
well attended. There are three more
to be held this week. Tonight at Fifth
avenue and Fifteenth street, Hon. Wil
liam McEniry and the county candi
dates are to be heard. Tomorrow ev
ening at Fourteenth avenue and Fif
teenth street, there will be a flag rais
ing when Albert Huber of this city
will be the principal speaker. Satur
day night there is to be a grand rally
at Turner hall in Moline, when Hon.
Rufus Hardy of Texas, who speaks in
Rock Island the same night, will niak.2
the chief address
BALLOTS ARE BIG
Sheet Like a Newspaper Will
Handed to Voters in Rock Is
land Next Tuesday.
HAVE 297 NAMES ON THEM
ply for Polling Places 28,000
Are Ordered Printed..
LABOR CONGRESS TO
DISCUSS THE ISSUES
Special Meeting Will Be Held Satur
day Evening, in Accordance With
A. F. of L. Orders.
Acting under orders from the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, the Tri-City
Labor congress has Issued a call for a
special meeting for the discussion of
the attitude of labor upon the political
issues that directly affect labor. The
following notice of the meeting has
been sent out by the secretary, Jack
Wright of this, city:
"Acting under orders of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor's instructions
to affiliated central bodies, the Tri
City Labor congress has issued a call
for a special meeting to be held Sat
urday, Oct. 31, 8 p. m., at Industrial
hall, Rock Island. At this meeting will
be discussed labor's attitude upon the
political issues that directly deal with
on the way to! its welfare and upon the duty of the
workers in protecting their interests
by means of the power of the ballot.
"As several of the delegates to the
congress the very active politically, a
that the coroner shall be a physician. very interesting meeting can be expect-
"The questions that are referred to ed. All union men are invited to at
the coroner may be termed essentially ' tend, admittance- being by presenting
of a medical character," Dr. Lambach union due book or card."
had stated, and he had continued his -
argument and shown where inquests PERSONAL POINTS.
may be reduced in number, the spread -of
contagious disease may be lessened A. H. Thompson and niece, Mrs. Joe
ajid results more satisfactory in every iMonferton, left today for Chicago.
way oDiaineu wnere me coroner nas D. B. Hoke and son. Roy. left yes-
When the voters of Rock Island go
'.o the polls to cast their vote next
fuesday, they will be handed a ballot
.hat resembles 'very much a newspaper
in size. The ballot measures 28 inches
in length and 23 inches in width. On
it are printed 297 names, including the
names of all the presidential electors.
County Clerk Hubbard Las ordered
he printing of about 28,000 ballots to
je distributed among the 50 odd pre
cincts in the county. The total county
vote is about 12.000.
Eight national parties are repre
sented on the ballot by presidential
nominee as follows: Democratic, re
publican, prohibition, socialist, social
ist labor, independence, united Chris
tion and people's parties. Only two
residential electors are shown for
the people's party and neither the
inited Christian nor people's party has
my nominees for state, county or con
Two I.lttle Ballot. .
In addition to the big ballot, at least
wo smaller ones will be presented to
the oters for marking. On one of
these the voter will vote either "yes
or "no" for the deep waterway project
and on the other ballot he will vote
on the proposed amendment of one of
the banking laws of the state a ref
erendum to confirm a law already
passed by the legislature.
Rock Island is represented in th?
electors of three ofthe parties. Bert
W. Newton, 1022 Sixteenth street, is
among socialist electors; Hamlin Hull,
TOG Fourth avenue, is named asan in
dependence party elector and James
Tucker is united Christian party
Following is that part of the ticket
containing what are generally known
as the "local" candidates:
I Representative in ConK'eMii. .
Democratic M. J. McEniry.
, Republican James McKinney. -Prohibition
W. L. Clark.
Socialist Harry Strom.
ReprenentatireM In I.egUlature.
Democratic Henry L. Wheelan.
Republican Thomas Campbell, Frank
Prohibition Harry M. McCaskrin.
Socialist Pehr J. Carlson.
Independent Allen H. Mertz.
Clerk of Appellate Court.
'Republican-r-C. C. Duffy.
Prohibition F. E. Herrickv "
Socialist Edgar Owens.
Democratic R. R, Reynolds.
Republican L, M. Magill.
Circuit Clerk. , .
Republican George W Gamble.
Socialist Emanuel Garriga.
Democrat icrDr. M. J. O'Hern.
Republican J. F, Rose.
Socialist J. N. Hardy.
Democratic--G. H. Hicks.
Republican Wallace Treichler.
. Socialist J. C. Gibson.
Member Board of Equalization.
Democratic Eli Dixson.
Republican W. f. Brown.
Prohibition A. R. Stickle.
Socialist William Olson.
WHITE AND VOLL-
MER TO BE HEARD
AT RINK TONIGHT
John Z. White of Chicago, topograph
ical orator, and Hon. Henry Vollmer of
Davenport are to be the democratic
speakers at tonight's meeting at the
Rock Island rink. Both are brilliant
speakers, and all who hear them will
be well repaid for the time they give
to the meeting.
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rank and Business Like Position
Taken by R. R, Reynolds Wins
v Him New Friends. '
though it had been amply proved, and
Mr. MagiU.has been declared openly'
by 'republicans as being a man unfit
for the office. ; The county is hardly in
position to. provide Mr. Magill with
such a sinecure, and the republican
candidate's friends are only strength
ening Mr. Reynolds by proposing a
pension of this sort for Mr. Magill.
NEW BOAT ADDED TO
CARNIVAL CO. FLEET
Value ot Physician's Services in Coro
ner's Office Are Appreciated
Eloise of Northwestern Transportation
Company Is Purchased for Down
Mr. White is exnected to diseuss the
position of labor in, the pending cam-1 no complaint as to tne salary.
Robert R. Reynolds, who, in his cam
paign on the democratic ticket for the
office of state's attorney, in taking the
position that -the election of a state's
attorneyshould be regarded as the em
ployment of an attorney for the county
for four years, is winning new friends
and supporters daily by his position.
Not only has he shown his qualifica
tions for the place to be far superior
to those of his opponent, L. M. Magjll
but he has won friends by the position
he has taken relative to the salary
proposition. Mr. Reynolds is interest
ed in 50 cases on the present docket
of the circuit court, while Mr. Magill's
name appears in but a single case, and ,
so far as is known he has never, tried
a case in court unassisted during the
entire time he has been a member of
the Rock Island county bar. The facts
speak for themselves, and Mr. Reynolds
Is clearjy shown to be the man best
suited to handle the county's legal bus
iness. Ah to the Salary.
The position taken by Mr. Reynolds
relative to the salary for the office has
placed him in so much better a light
before the people that. there is little
comparison. Mr. Rejtnolds frankly
states that in view of the county's
troublesome financial condition he does
not feel that a man not yet elected to
office can properly criticise the action
of the county board in fixing the salary
for the office. The salary has been
made $3,000 a year, and the state adds
$400 a year to this, making the com
pensation $4,000 a year. Mr. Reynolds
declares thatxhe regards this as ample
compensation for the office of state's
attorney, and if elected he will give
the county his best servjee, and make
The Carnival City Packet company
has added another boat to its fleet
and at the same time provided for a
continuous service from here to
Quincy. The steamer Eloise, owned
and operated by the Northwestern
Transportation company between Bur
lington and Keokuk, was secured yes
terday by Captain Blair and all the
rights and property of the company
go with the sale of the steamer. The
Eloise has served for many years as a
connecting link between the two
branches of the Carnival City packet
line. The Helen Blair and the Co
lumbia run from here to Burlington
and the Keokuk from Keokuk to
Quincy. The Silver Crescent was the
fourth boat and it had no regular run
but was pressed into service whenever
needed. The Eloise makes the fifth
member of the fleet.
paign, while Mr. Vollmer will present I Magill, on the other hand, evidently as
the situation' from"'t he standnoint ofiSuraing that nomination is equivalent
the situation frotn, the standpoint of
the conservative professional and bus
iness man. . (
Chairman C. J. Smith has solecte.l
T. F. Wheelan, Rock Island member of
the executive committee of Tri-City
Typographical union, to preside at to
night's meeting, and; a committee com
posed of Louis Siemon, secretary of the
Pressmen's union ; John Finnigan, Will
Rank and Edward Potter, all represen
tatives of the typographical union, will
act as a reception committee to meet
Mr. White and escort him to the Har
per house prior to the meeting at the
SEES PAPER ON THE PRESS
Manufacturer Makes Trip Here to See
Machine Work. "
John F. King, superintendent of the
King Paper company of Kalamazoo,
Mich., was in the city today to confer
with F. O. VanGalder, the editor of
the Modern Woodman, on the quality
of paper which is being used. The
Kins company did not furnish paper
for a press like this before and the
style of the press makes a difference
in the quality of the. paper.' Some
minor difficulties arose from the paper
this time but the next issue will not
be deferred on any account of the
quality of the paper, as Mr. King
knows now just what Is necessary for
the. best results.
SAFE IS TAKEN FROM
RUINS AND OPENED
DR. LAMBACH HAS PLACE
Scott County Official with 11 Years'
Experience Discusses Dr. M. J.
O'Hern's Candidacy. :
Strong Box of Willets-Magin Manufac
turing Company Protected Papers
From Any Damage.
The safe of the Willets-Magin Man
ufacturing company was last night
taken out of the ruins of the building
destroyed by fire Saturday and allowed
to thoroughly cobl off. Thi3 morning
Charles Fiebig and Frank Fiebig were
called upon to open It as the under
writers for the insurance companies
were on hand and it was necessary to
have the accounts of the company to
determine the exact losses. The ex
perts opened the safe without any dif
ficulty. The papers contained in the
safe were found to be in good condi
tion despite the great heat to which
they had been subjected.
YOUNG PEOPLE ENTERTAIN
to election, has seen fit to openly crit
icise the aetion of the board, and com
plains that an injustice has been done
him in making the salary $4,000 a
year. He has expressed the opinion
that he should be paid $5,000 a year.
On a Buninrmt Basin.
It can easily be seen where Mr. Rey
nolds has the better standing in the
community. His opponent, Mr. Magill,
has been denounced as a man unfit for
the place by his own party, and nat
urally if he is regarded as unfit by the
republicans who nominated him, the
people of the county generally are will
ing to take that view of it and elect a
man whose record is clean and whose
record as an attorney shows him to be
a man ably qualified to serve Ihe peo
ple. He asks the people to employ
him as an attorney. Mr. Magill. asks
them to elect him as a politician.
Ih It to Br a Penition 7
Friends of Mr. Magill, in endeavorin
to meet the arguments that tend to
show Mr. Magill incompetent for the
office of state's attorney, have said.
"But he can appoint a competent attor
ney as his assistant-" And in reply
the friends of Mr. Reynolds ask, "Why
should the county provide Mr. Magill
vitb, a pension? Did he earn one dur
ing his time as a member of the legis
lature?" It had not been supposed that
the friends of Mr. Magill -jvould con
cede his incompetency so readily, al-
Broadway Society to Give Reception
at the Y. M. C. A.
The Young People's association of
the Broadway Presbyterian church
have arranged for a reception to the
public at the Y. Sl. C. A. tomorrow
evening. Light refreshments will be
down on the program which also in
cludes a number of musical selections.
both vocal and instrumental. The pro
gram for the evening Is as follows:
Reading Miss Hazel Mauzy.
Violin solo Miss Ruth Jhnson.
Piano solo Miss 'Josephine Schnei
Cornet solo Mrs. H. E. VanDuzer
ROSS CASE BEIMG HEARD
Arguments in Suit Are Made Before
R. R. Reynolds is in Ottawa today
arguing the case of Mrs. Julia Ross
against the Rock Island. This is the
second time this case has been before
the appellate court. The case was
tried in the circuit court here and a
judgment for $6,000 awarded Mrs.
Ross. The appellate court reversed
the case and when it was tried here
this year the verdict was for $7,500.
The railroad company has appealed
again. S. R. Kenworthy and Ludolpa
Last evening the party of Rock Is
land and Moline democrats that went
to Port Byron to attend the rally there
made the trip by way of LeClaire,
going from Davenport on the I. &' 1
and from LeClaire to Port Byron in
a launch. On the same car from
Davenport were County Attorney Ha-
mann cf Davenport and Dr. Lambach.
coroner of Scott county. The two
Iowa officials were soon engaged in
conversation with the Rock Island men
and Dr. Lambach was questioned a
to reasons why a coroner should be n
Speaking to an A'rgus representa
tive, Dr. Lambach said: "There are
innumerable reasons why a physician
should hold the office of coroner.
Summing them up I should say thai
the questions that a coroner must de
termine are essentially medical ques
tions. A physician as coroner, , can
give more satisfactory service to the
community at large and to those who
are directly interested in the cases
before the coroner than can a layman,
particularly if that layman happens to
be an undertaker.
t utu Down the Cot.
"Unquestionably the number of in
quests can be reduced, and the cost to
the county thereby cut down, where
the coroner is a physician." And Dr.
Lambach cited numerous cases to
show that this is true. Many cases,
in Rock Island can be recalled, where
had the coroner been a physician, the
county would have been saved the fee
of the coroner for the inquest and the
fees of the jurors and witnesses.
Spread of Dlnranr.
Dr. Lambach presented a new phase
of the subject. He referred to cases
where death : results very suddenly
from contagious disease. The coroner
is notified and if he is a layman arid
not a physician, he can not understand
the cause of death. He calls in six
other men and an inquest is held. The
jurors are all laymen, and they. too.
are unable to appreciate the peculiar
conditions, unless they have evidence
from a physician. The jurors, how
ever, have become exposed to the con
tagious disease and they go their ways,
exposing others. But if the coroner
is a physician, he can appreciate the
conditions, and instead of holding an
inquest, he will declare the cause of
death to have been contagious disease
and issue a death certificate. prevent
ing six men from being exposed to the
disease and saving the 'county much
In Ohio it is a state law that none
but a physician is eligible to hold the
office and in Iowa it has long been the
custom and, practically an unwritten
law that the coroner shall be a phy
sician. Dr. Lambach has been coroner
of Scott county for 11 years, and his
experience has been wide and varied.
He certainly is in a position to appre
ciate all of the arguments in favor of
a physician as coroner. . '
"If I lived in your county; I'd , be
very glad to come out actively and ex
press myself on the question of elect
ing a physician as coroner," said Dr.
Lambach to Dr. O'Hern and he ex-
& Reynolds represent the plaintiff and J tended to the Rock Island man his
Jackson, Hurst & Stafford the railway
wishes. for success in the present campaign.
the training and experience of the
physician. Dr. Lambach's arguments;
were given briefly by Dr.. O'Hern arid
in conclusion Dr. O'Hern -declared
that if elected he will administer the
office in as capable and conscientious
a manner as possible. . - ;rv
On Stntr IOHtitntlonn. V
Dr.'H.rJ. C. Myer made the closing
talk of the evening. He .referred
briefly to national Issues and to 4he
candidacies of Mr. McEniry and Henry
L. Wheelan, and took up the' discus
sion of state issues. He devoted some
lime to the state lrstitutions, showing
v Baking Povdcrj)
II - Wonderful Leaven j
25 unce,'or 25
terday for California to spend the win
ter. ... .
Mr. and Mrs. George H. McEwen
have returned from a short trip to De
Chris Carlson returned yesterda"
from a three weeks' visit in California
and other western states. '
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Manning and son
departed yesterday for their home in
Calif ornfa after' a visit here.
Dr. Louis Ostrom has removed his
family to his new home on Twenty
first street, near Tenth avenue.
F. T. Myers and family , nave re
moved to their new home, Twenty-
first street and Eighteenth avenue.
Mrs. Mary Rodman and daughter,
Eva,'; left this mornine for Oakland
Cal... where they will make their home
in the future. . '
Mrs. O. L Bruner and daughter,
Miss Mable j Aner, left today for Chi
cago where the latter will make an
extended visit with friends.
Secretary A. L. Burnett of the Y, M.
C. Ai returned last evening from a
short visit at Mattoon, his former
home. He stopped off there for a day
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