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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. APRIE. 10. 1009.
t ;;:; WORK POORLY
Failed to Certify to Returns of
Election and Canvass Is
URGED FOR CHAIRMAN
OF THE COUNTY BOARD
COUNCIL FINDS TROUBLE
Difficulty Arises liecause of Careless
ness of Boards in Three l're
. ducts of tlie City.
W. ' A
GOTO VOTE ON
Canvassing Board of Township
Does not Delay Because of
ACCEPTS TALLY SHEETS
When the. city council last evening
opened the ballot boxes and started
to canvass the returns of the election,
it was found that in three precincts
in the city the judges of election had
carelessly failed to certify to the re
sults, and accordingly the council was
unable to complete the work of count
ing the votes. The precincts in whiz!
the judges failed to complete the re
turns are the first precinct, Fifth ward;
first precinct, Sixth ward, and second
precinct, Seventh ward.
In. view of the tangle last year In
the Fifth' ward, the canvassing com
mittee of the council, composed of
Aldermen J. R. Tuckis, G. L. Schm4
and Cuarles I Thompson, did not
care to report a count based on the
tally .sheets, and asked for further
time to report. In the meantime the
judges in the precincts involved are
being notified to report at the council
room at 8 o'clock Monday evening,
when the matter will be thrashed out.
and an effort will be made o
straighten' out the tangle and in some
way . complete "the returns
Learned l.t Year.
It wirf.be remembered thnt last year
in the Fifth ward there was a differ
ence Of five votes between Ihe tally
sheet and the certificates, on the re
turns on alderman, and in canvassing
the. council saw fit to accept the tally
sheet in preference to the certificate.
Later quite a controversy arose over
this action and legal opinions were
goven that the certificate and not th;
tally sheet constitutes the return of
the judges. Consequently if this is so,
there is in this case no return what
ever from the three Drecincts.
A year ago it was assumed that Al
derman G. L. Schmid was elected ac
cording to the tally sheet, but this
year, as a member of Trie canvassing
committee Alderman Schmid refused
to sign a report of the canvass until
the returns were completed by the fil
ing of the certificate, maintaining that
the tajly sheet is not sufficient.
It is expected that since the results
cannot be affected by the situation,
that.'flie matter will be adjusted, and
that the judges will make the tardj
certificate., The incident will serve,
however, as a lesson to the aldermen
in the ancointment of judges and
clerks of election
Totals Are Shown to Be I'ractically'as
Given in Unotlicial Returns of
G reat ReMijili Salel
.Z.i' s I
Although a representative of the
minorityiarty in the board of super
visors, D. V. Mathews is being urged
as a candidate for chairman succeed
ing V. R. Carey. Mr. Mathews' abil
ity, experience and temperament it
is argued fit him exceptionally well
for the responsibilities of the position.
Hill, and the preparation of all plans
and details. This was referred to the
Vuy Attorneys Ke.
J lie council by unanimous vote al
lowed the bill of Sweeney & Walker
- and Searle & Marshall for their ser
vices in the litigation arising over the
Twenty-fourth street storm drain. Th
attorneys cut tneir bin to $2, lot), m
coiibiderat ion of an immediate settle
nient. These attorneys were employed
under the former McCaskrin adminis
tration at $25 a day, and handled the
suit for the contract price of the drain,
and tlie later injunction suit of Math-
ia.s Schnell and Henry Tappendorf
A lllliuii JnekMon HeHljtnu.
The resignation of Hon. William
Jackson, president of the park board
as a member of the board of park com
missioners, was received, and the coun
cil instructed tne park committee ;o
wait on Mr. Jackson and endeavor to
induce him to reconsider his resigna
tion and remain on the board. His
withdrawal has been the cause of
general regret, fince Mr. Jackson has
devoted himself earnestly to the im
provement of the park system, and it
is the sincere wish of all that he will
continue to serve. A public petition
is in Circulation asking 'Mr. Jackson to
reconsider his purpose to relinquish
WnntM Salary Rained.
City Attorney J. F. Witter would
and also as a les- like to have his salary raised for his
son ' to the election boards in tht
counting of the ballots and making
turns. The situation might prove ser
ious, though fortunately in this in
stance it does not appear likely that
it will,' In such a case the members
of the election board would be amen
able to the law for their negligence.
Iai Over the Filter.
"he council on the suggestion ct
Mayor Schaffer, decided to drop en
tirely the filter plant project, and leave
matter as a legacy to the new
incil. Mayor Schaffer argued that
it; would not be fair to bidders to ad
vertise and have them go to great ex
pose to present propositions, and th;n
have the entire plan open to. changes,
by? the new administration. The sug
gestion that the instruction to the
clrtrk to advertise for bids be with
drawn was promptly adopted.
The Sand & Gravel company of East
Liverpool sent a communication re
newing its proposition to construct a
filter on the hill for $50,000. The com
pany has submitted no details, but ex
plains that thi3 price will include th?
services of their engineer, John W.
We shall try to make this
store an object worthy of
your seeking, depending
largely upon our former rec
ord, which is in itself a dec
oration. At present the stock .con
sists of diamonds, watches,
and jewelry, only. These,
and, our repair shop,' can'
satisfy particular patron
age which Is solicited."
next term. He is now receiving $1,000
a year, and last evening an ordinance
was introduced to increase the salary
to $1,200 a year. When the salaries -.1
the different city officials were in
creased two years ago, no change was
made in the" compensation of the city
attorney, the street commissioner
now draws $1,200 a year, and so does
the chief of police, and the attorncv
thinks he is worth that much too
The ordinance was laid over until the
Kelt-axeil from Itotulx.
The council voted to release L
Moseufelder and . W. E. Bailey from
their bonds bring streets to grade
in Mosenfeliler's place and W. E
Bailey's Twelfth street addition. The
mayor says the city needs the cliri
where it is, and if the owners of the
additions do the grading, the city will
be put to greater expense to grade-
adjoining streets. He argued that i
would be cheaper for tlie city to grade
these streets in these additions, and
use the dirt in bringing other nearby
streets to grade, than to fill the latte-
streets by hauling the dirt long di
tances. Some time ago Mayor Schaf
fer compelled the owners to stop re.
moving the dirt.
Will Kxhll.lt Wagon.
Monday evening at 7:15, the council
will witness an exhibition bf the fire
department. The entire equipment o:
he department, including the host
Aagons of the different companies, th'
ladder truck and the chief's buggy wil
be brought to the city hall, and tin
members of the department will show
off for the benefit of the council an?
the public. The exhibition is intend?'
o show to what use the money appro
priated for improvements had bee;
3pent. All of the wagons have beei
in the shop, painted a new color, over
Sauled and generally repaired, ana
equipped,, with new wheels and ba!
bearings. The" work was done in Pau
Thiesen's shop. Runs will be made 'v
the wagons, and those of the alder
men who care to will have an oppoi
lunity to take a ride on the wagon:
and see how smoothly they run now
The town board which yesterday
canvassed the returns of the election
for township offices overlooked the
fact that the certificates of the ludges
were missing in three precincts, and
finished its work and declared the
successful candidates elected. It did
not take the view taken by the city
council's committee in the evening
that the returns being incomplete
necessitated a delay but took the fig
ures from the tally sheets.
No C'hnnKen Maile.
There were a few unimportant dif
ferences shown between the official
count and the unofficial returns se
cured by The Argus, bnt none of the
changes materially affected the re
sults. The totals received by the
various candidates, according to the
official canvass of the board were as
John C. Auld, d, 2099.
John F. Moeller, r, 2034.
Miiion I,. Morrii, s, 15C.
John T. Noftsker, r, 22:50.
David Beiswinger, d, 1C52.
Alford Block, s, 192.
Herman Doering. r. 237G.
Charles Oswald, r, 225C.
11. C. Harris, r, 2332.
S. R. Wright, r, 2304.
James Davis, d, 1348.
Joseph Grotegut, d, 117C.
John A. Nelson, s, 225.
Fred Druckmiller, s, 209.
William Duffin, s, 232.
Stephen Marschall, s, 230.
JuMtleeM of the Peaee.
John H. Cleland, r. 21S5.
W. F. Schroeder, r, 2331.
P. H. Wells, r, 17C3.
L. V. Eckhart, Sr., r, 1S44.
George P. Nissen, r, 2009.
Oscar Wahlund, d, 1329.
John McShane, d, 1023.
Stephen Stader, d. 1399.
William Eaton, d, 1191.
Charles Hainish, s, 189.
Peter J. Heverling, r, 2277. : .
Simon Goldberg, r, 18C3. i
Mike Mintz, d, 1231.
Henry Heuck, d. 1323.
Henry Brunei, d, 1149.
George Caristianson, d, 11C7.
The canvassing board was composed
of David Don, supervisor; J. Ft Moel-
er, assessor; J. B. Johnston, collector.
and M. T. Rudgren as town clerk.
Our entire store to be in hands of contractors before May 1.
This means we must dispose of our pianos; or at least a large
portion. . . : ;:v:,:r VvV'; '. ' ' V
Pi aft o
Never before in tne history of the piano business could you get a high grade
piano at the prices we are offering during this sale. This is a genuine piano
sale. No prize package or trading stamp proposition, but all real bargains.;
PIANOS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES
Terms, $5 or $10 down, balance $6, $7, $8 or $10 per month. y
Sale Starts 9 o'clock, April 15, 1909. Cotrie Early. Store Open Evenings During Sale.
1726-28 Second Avenue. " : Rock Island, 111.
ings amounted to $40. and some of
the ladies related the manner in
which they had earned the money.
Young People Elect Officers. Th?
Young People's society ;f the United
Presbyterian church held the annual
meeting last evening at the church and
elected the following officers for the
President Will Aster.
Vice President Miss Mary Moller.
Secretary Miss Rifch Vance.
Corresponding SecretaryMiss May
Treasurer Miss Esther Blakemore.
The annual reports of the year were
read by the officers and showed an
encouraging condition of the various
Surprised by Class. Miss Iduna
Cowden was pleasantly surprised last
evening at her home, 1335 Forty-sec-
ont street, by about, 14 pupils of her
Sunday school class, the occasion be
ing her birthday anniversary. The
evening was spent iu.- playing games.
after which refreshments were served.
Miss Cowden was the recipient of sev
eral beautiful presents.
CAREY MAY FILE CONTEST
Reported Defeated Chairman of
Hoard May Make Fight.
W. R. Carey may still continue a
member of the board of supervisors.
It is reported that he is planning to
start a contest of the election and try
to count out Andrew O'Brien, who on
the face of the returns, was elected
by a majority of 50. So far, however,
he has not taken any steps on this
line. In the meantime the lines are
being rapidly drawn for a sharp con
test for the chairmanship of tho
ioard, and Geooge H. Richmond cf
South Rock Island has begun an open
campaign for the place. No other can
didate has come out in the open 3s
yet, but D. W. Matthews is being urged
fo beco'me a candidate. The board
will probably organize April 22.
Will Conduct Sale. The ladies' aus-
iliary of the Rock Island County Hn
mane society will conduct a sale nt
the Y. M. C. A. building next Thursday.
Lunch will be served' at the Y. M. C.
A. from 11 tHl 2 o'clock and supper will
be served in the evening. The ladies
will place on sale aprons, sunbonnets,
rugs and all kinds of fancy articles.
The ladies hope to see all ladies of
the city present who are interested in
the work of the humane society, for
the benefit of which the sale is being
W. R. C. Bazar. The Woman's R--lief
corps No. CG have completed ar
rangementa for a bazar to be given at
Memorial ball in the court house April
28 and 29. Articles of various kinds
will be placed on sale and refresh
ments will be served.
Card Party by Ladies. The Ladies'
auxiliary of the O. R. C. will hold a
card party at Engineers' hall at the
foot of Thirtieth street Thursday arter
noon, April 15, from 2:30 to 5 o'clock.
I MMmmiMB .... v jU
Battles and George Battles and fam
ily returned last night from a visit
at New Orleans and the gulf coast. -
YOUNG MEN WANTED. "
United States Government Gives Rail
way Mail Clerks $SC0 a Year to
Start and Increases to $1,200.
Uncle Sam wil hold an examina
tion for railway mail clerks in the
vicinity of Rock Island and through
out the United States on May 15.
Many ambitious young men. with on
ly a very ordinary school education,
can readily pass. The government
wants young men over IS with' com
mon sense, to take examinations for
railway mail clerks and carriers, and
the .government positions bureau of
Rochester, N. Y., with its peculiar
knowledge of the requirements of the
examination, can fit-any young man
in a.Very short time to pass. A gov
ernment position means steady work,
good pay, and a 'yearly . vacation.
There - is time to prepare for the
May 13 examinations, and any read
er of The Argus can get full infor
mation how to proceed, free of
charge, by writing the Government
Positions Bureau, 744 Powers Block,
Rochester, N. Y.
Boot Island, lu.
PAINTERS' STRIKE: ENDS
Compromise Is Effected and the Mei
Return to Work.
The painters' strike, which has bee:
in progress for some time, was termin
ated today, anfl the 40 men who wer
ordered cjnC returned to work. Tbr
representatives of the two sides m?
last evening and effected a compro
mlse. The painters' had demanded a)
increase of 2 cents an hour. Th-
basis of the compromise is being kep jto be given to the society.
tSociety news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
te gladly received and published. But
in either case the Identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear Big--;
lature and address.
Cooper-Forsythe. Frank Cooper and
Miss Florence Forsythe were united in
carriage Thursday evening at $
o'clock, the ceremony being performed
!n the. presence of a few relatives and
near friends at the home of Mr. arid
Mrs. Elisha Le at Hamlet Rev. Mr.
Cooper officiated. After congratula
tion s a fine supper was served. Mr
Cooper is a son of James Cooper and
is engaged in farming. He is induj
trious and one of the worthy citizen?
f the community. He has chosen foi
his wife a lady of most excellent qua!
ities. The couple will go to house
keeping oh a farm about two miles
southwest of Hamlet.
Ladies'. Aid Elects. The Ladies
id society of the United Presbyteriar
church held its annual meeting yes
erday afternoon at the home of Mrs
S. B.. McKown, 1136 Sixteenth stree
Officers, for the coming year wen ;
elected as follows : "
President Mrs. J. L. Vance.
Vice President Mrs. Bernard An
..' Secretary and Treasurer Mrs. Mar
garet Sanborn. ' .
- The ladies three months ago in-
j vested $1, the earnings of which were
CUT OUT THE STAMPS
Shoe Men, Grot-pi's and Furniture
Houses Will Discontinue- to
Give Away Premium Tickets.
The Moline grocers, shoe stores and
furniture houses have entered into an
agreement to discontinue the use of
trading stamps in 30 days. The dry
goods and department stores have ar
ranged to follow suit as soon as pos
sible, but this will probably not be
until. the first of the year.
were made yesterday" and the earn-
WALL PAPER CLEANING
$1.00 pr room,- all nlzrn.
HI-LO CLEANING COMPANY
1101 TUlrd Avenue.
Old phone 243, new 5559.
Funeral of Mrs. Walker.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Montgom
ery Walker, 903 Twenty-second street,
was held yesterday afternoon at 4
o'clock at the home. The services
were conducted by Dr. W. S. Marquis
of the Broadway PresTiyterian churcn7
of which Mrs. Walker was a member.
The remains will be taken to Fountain
Green for burial. .
Elks, Attention! -
All Elks are requested to meet
at the club rooms Sunday afternoon
at 1:30 sharp to attend the funeral
of Brother George Reangb.
LLOYD C. LAMPHERE.'
. Exalted Ruler.
Wallace Leland has returned home
after a visit at Aledo. ....
James Broderick of Calumet,
Mich., is here for a visit with htmie
J. F. McDermott left this mornin
!or Drummond, Mont., where he will
remain for some time. c
Deo Carvin of Juno, Alaska, is a
guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Stapleyl
n South Rock Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore Dutilap and
little son have gone to Staunton, 111 ,
to visit at uncle, who is seriously ill.
Rev. W. B. Clemmer returned a.'
noon today from a'visit at Lanark, III
His family remained ovet tomorrow.
Mr. and Mrs.' Wallace Rogerson of
Chicago are in the city to spend Eas
ter with the latter's parents,. Mr. and
Mrs. John McGlnnis, . . . ..
: Mrs. J. H.. Battles, - Miss Julia
' Our Fashion 561
Threp-Button Novelty Sack,
Square dealing is the cornerstone of our business. -
Our prices are right, our methods are right," our clothes
are right not because we say so in our ads, but because ,
they actually are right. ' : f r
We do not ask you to take our word for it. - -
, Our guarantee of perfect, satisfaction is kept alive.
We will not knowingly permit a natron to leave our store
hwith unsatisfactory garments-; in .bis' possession. '
- Intrust your tailoring orders to us and we will give"
youthe same land of clothes for which at other good
stores, you would pay half again as much.
Illinois Theater Euilding.