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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, 'OCTOBER 29, 1010.
GANG ROLE IN SHERIFFS OFFICE AND
KITTILSEN IS POWERLESS TO ACT
Deputies Are Friends of Gam- thro"?h Ahe prcf IheArf'S e'T
f uom I went to the point of offering to supply
biers and Make a Farce I the sheriff the addresses of the gam-
of Plain Duty.
jbling dens, but the proffered informa
I tion was not desired. The Argus came
to a realization of its helplessness in
to are back in the possession
of the owners. They are In safe keep
ing in a Davenport storage house. The
gamblers are still in the city, and they
are here because they have assurances
.that if the election breaks in favor of
their candidate for sheriff they will
resume operations the day after the
result at the polls is announced. These
are facts that no man at all acquaint
ed with conditions in Rock Island will
make a pretense at denying.
GaiiK In Control,
WORST IN CITY'S HISTORY ekinB t0 rid tbe CmmUnity f the ' Second to Chief Deputy O. L. Bruner
gambling den when it was sent word j jn the office of Mr. Kittilsen are Phil
j that the fraternity was not at all j Miller and Dick Carnes. Will any
Disgraceful Conditions to Remain the alarmed by the publicity it was receiv-! number of citizens of standing in the
jing; on the contrary, it was graterui community kindly come forward and
for the free advertising, as it helped ( testify that they influenced Sheriff Kit
i business wonderfully. This was enough i tUspn in flddintr these nolitlcianR to
jto convince The Argus that it was 6im-j hls offlciai family? The records of
Four years ago when Edward Kit-!pIy use'ess to Proceert with i,s rxP-jboth on the police force of Rock Is-
tilsen had been aWh hv ih tr:., """"" .... 1 land in years gone Dy speaK lor tnem-
j ""v.-, Dlera were "protected. in tact, cnej
Same if Bruner Is Elevatetl to
RAISING RUINS OF
THE EFFIE AFTON
Government Employes Locate
Hull of Craft That Burned
Here in 1856.
BELOW CRESCENT BRIDGE
Discovery Recalls Destructive Fire
That Began When Flames Broke
Out on Boat on Rapids.
of Rock Island county to the office of j gamblers openly declared then and
sheriff, he personally expressed his j they are repeating the assertion toaay
thanks to The Argus fo- the uniform- j that they have been paying a regular
ly fair treatment it had accorded him j "license" to carry on their traffic and
during the campaign and declared that i they are entitled to and demand the
his conduct of the office would be such j protection of the officers who have
that none who cither supported him or taken an oath to enforce the laws.
treated him fairly would ever have
cause for regret. Mr. Kittilsen
'had had a long police ree-
Informer In Arrentrd.
One day a Davenport citizen wan
dered into the sheriff's office and com-
oru in .Moli no." and there was pairie(1 that he nafl be(.n cheated out!
an impression generally over the coun- of a large sum of nloney in the A. W. j
?v where fce vm wpll knnwn rh:it his niiiu j . i r-. -I
tdminitr-iVion of .1,7 h tv wmil t 7,, l"l"IK s,a""m "" connection that Mr. Bruner has stated
aaminmiauon of the snrieiaitj w ouici , Twentieth street. This was upwards ... ... . ... ,
. llldl. .UW(11U l in lacu, 11 13 JUI-DCIII.
chief, will not be on his staff in case
he is elected to the shrievalty. But
J. RJ Brooks and Walter and
Arthur Kittilsen, the two latter sons
of the sheriff, are appointments against
whom no one can raise an honest pro
test. But as to Miller and Carnes, it
is different. Neither was appointed
immediately after Sheriff Kittilsen
took up his duties. They were named
one at a time, and everybody knew
what the appointment of each meant.
Mr. Kittilsen may have been woefully
ignorant, but the public was not.
It may be interesting ,to note in this
1,8 a- credit to iiimseir and to tne or-1 of a vear ago. He was not the first
fice. They naturally believed that one olle who had been similarly mulcted.
ot nis oxppr.ep.ce would ciisnnguisn i but the trick had been turned so bold
himself in the larger office of sheriff.;,,. upon him that he refused to take J'"u heard any intimations
In (his c onnection The Argus does not ,:is medicine and remain silent. e ; that Miller and Carnes are not to be
wish to be understood as attacking explained his case fully at the sheriff's
.Mr. Kittilsen individually; rather is it : office, and instead of immediately
the purpose to inform the public of a;rajding the Rillburg house, the Haven-;
continued as chief aides to Mr. Bru-
Half a mile below the Crescent
bridge the government dredge Apache
is engaged in clearing an obstruction
out of the channel which confirms the
tradition that has come down among
the rivermen for over half a century
that it is the wreck of the Effie Afton.
It will be remembered that the year
1856 had two big incidents for this
locality. One was the running of the
first train of cars over the bridge which
left the island at ihe point where its
moss-covered abutment is still visible
and landed in Davenport at about the
present head of Fourth street. The
second event was the burning of the
first span of the bridge east of the
draw, when the steamer Effie Afton,
which had got afire on the rapids,
drifted down against the bridge.
Ilrrak lu Illvrr Surf arc Srra.
Among the rivermen the tradition has
TAVENNER SWINGING HOMEWARD
AFTER LIGHTNING AUTO CAMPAIGN
Parker, next to Leroy Dodge, the best
pilot on the Mississippi, was at the
wheel, a sure 'guarantee that all was
done that could be done to save the
boat. Then, she was worth $40,000, and
insured for only $15,000, another rea
son why it could not be so. Then afl.
or neany an. me owners or me Doai fiiH o Kill tw riivnr ir. th r.ma nt
were aboard, and it is not likely thatitne cjrcu;t clerk through her attor-! About Completes Remarkable
they would risk their lives or property
to .remove a span of the bridge, no
matter however much they might dis
like the obstruction.
"We should not omit to state that
the ferry company rendered important
service in saving property and bring
ing off passengers and their baggage
from the island.
Tour of the Fourteenth
BEATEN AND FIRED
Young Good Taught Lesson by In
dignant Husband He'll Xot
ney, H. M. McCaskrin. In the bill it:
is alleged that the husband, George j
Riegel, is a drunkard and that he has
been guilty of extreme and repeated
rJ GLW HAND EVERYWHERE
together until April SO, 1309.
Progressive Republican a Well ai
Democrats Happy to Give Him
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hughes of Chi
cago are here for a visit.
E. C. Ladd and Miss Grace L. Ladd
of Kewanee are visitors in the city.
Mrs. William Payne has returned
Monmouth, 111., Oct. 29. (Special.)
Clyde H. Tavenner, the progreslv
candidate for congress on the demo
three-weeks' visit in Chi-j ratic ticket In the Fourteenth Illinoii
cago. j district, today started for Rock Island
William Griffith left today for At-'after having toured in an automobile
Tom Kennedy is facing a charge of ' : .reu, t,,.
atsault and battery in the county
court because he administered a pub
lic beating toHarry Good, a restaur-
with his parents.
Major C. S. Richo arrived yesterday
afternoon from Detroit for a brief visit
ant waiter, for making advances to-1 with friends here
wards his young wife. The hearing
of the case has been continued. Good,
besides having his face disfigured, is
minus his job, having been discharged
by Richard Pearce, manager of the
Rock Island house cafe, where Good
was employed, as soon as Mr. Pearce
learned the circumstances which
brought about the assault. Mr. Ken
nedy had been aware for weeks of
ner should it so happen that he wins L n handpd djwn that Af Ithe attentions that Good was seeking
shrievalty election. Miller and
...... - ton cot loose from the hnmine- hrlrf, oesiow "Pn " wl,e- liP Piaeu
truthful record of the office during the .rort victim was placed under arrest ; Carnes are the known friends of ,ne lt drif(ed ,iown tl,P river to a point just do,cctive .vosterday afternoon, and
term just now coming to a close. In ; and an information filed against him : KamWers. Rruner. during his term as j h ,v, hfJlf1 of i.loj hvhen he saw Good intercept his wife
doing so The Argus proposes to deal , in the county court charjrinsr him with : fbif deputy, has never taken a con- Th 'lon Vi
Mr. and Mrs. Hope Thompson leave
tonight for an extended vi.sit in New
Mexico and California.
as fairly and justly with Mr. Kittilsen 'gambling.
as it did when he was conducting his j
campaign four years ago. He is not so I
much an issue in the forthcoming county
election as the record of his office is,
and there sunk in deep water. There
siiicuous part in a raid on an operating i . . , ., ... ,' .
; ... ' ,. , i has always been a perceptible break
1 gambling house, or any other disorder
ly house. He has devoted himself to
jury service and artfully dodged any
work that might "get him in bad.-'
The Situation on It In.
Here is the situation in a nutshell:
With O. I.. Bruner as sheriff, the tax
on the surface of the river there that
has been pointed out as made by the
submerged hull of the Effie Afton. The
ThU Halrt Wan l orord.
j However, the publicity given to the
complaint entered by the Davenport
man was inn "rpat nnri f hn c;lioriT'5
In view of the certainty that there wiIIiPff,ce was obliKed to av BiHblirfi aIld
he no change in the policy of its con-:a few others of the ..fratcrnit v
duct in tne event of elevation to the. .. It sair rhat in
s-nrievalty r f (. L. Mnincr. the Pjea- thPse raids gambling paraphernalia ap - payers will continue to have as the
:nt ch:cf U puty to Mr. Kittilsen. This : proximately of the value of $10. oou ; chief aides in the office Miller and
is s'gTcrnnj.- ar.u a cnarge inai nas
b en made before and has not and
rannot be truth fully controverted. It
Is the personnel of his staff that has
brought discredit upon Sheriff Kittil
sen, well meaning though he may have
.11 me vnj, ""tuna in lunuti tiwK isiana. so iar as regards open
when their operations were officially j disregard for law -such as it was in
disturbed they packed their clothes ; th., nrnvinre nf ihp hprifr to i'liwk.
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11 JB inai ni j and niKea to otner noias. ! There is absolutely no hope of an im
' 19 "" iB ',lrs Idml";lr It was only a couple or eeks until ; provenient with the trio of men me
ji.ni U'.-:".L .,u"1 Lllc the wheels were whining and the tioned in control of the office of sher
Dresent sttDorainate otticiai ancnment -n: -u ... . . .
i-i:i u rn ii'T t mi fir tii- mil ki m riit r o t-1 n i n rr i - ti i s rtx-iwioini f m i ... .
In the sheriff' office Both Mr Kit- V, . . ........... v.i. w,..- , ,1P rrovt.s ouna and 1izht he ow
tSsen and"; Bruner were cand - T.? "'V rennndc Mf- ditions wi h" wo"(- This is not a what was its old water line, but above
da?es for the nomination for sherii '"JT t , r P,1,iCal arnt- If is a ,lail1 stat' j the water line everything was burned
four vears o E E. Rcvnotds was I P , , , . of a situation that bus besmeared away 1(efore it sank.
n . . ! ., . . ' - - ' " Llif lit: tilt- IU JVCIl i IMittltl UI1L11 LU"
fluul"cl rtoiiiiam. lit id i she nnner as worthv nf attention. Pit- .1... . ,.
1 1 - - - - net I lit- I
Fifteenth street, in front of the
court house, he did simply what any
other good husband could not be
ough and Hancock counties, and bas
ing visited qver 50 towns.
One of the remarkable features ol
the trip was that Tavenner was e cry
where received as enthusiastically bj
progressive republicans as by demo
crats. Republicans opposed to Can
nonism evidently rnriKlrler M-m 1-
C. R. Wheclan. who has been in Chi- much thelr candidate for a3
cago for several days on business, (o th(, dPmocrats Xoarly onfi.ha,f o)
will arrive home tomorrow evening. the republicans Tavenner conversed
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gresa of with declared bluntly that they were
Beaver Dam. Wis., are visiting at the i opposed to Cannonisra. As Congress
home of Mr. and Mrs. William Fee. i man McKinnry, Tavenner's opponent,
MiFS Cotta Bartholomew returned 1 voted for Cannon and fought the a.
this morning after a three weeks' tempts of the Insurgents to improv-:
trip through Kentucky and Tennes- the rub s of the house, Tavenner nut
See. . 1 ifrallv cxiierts fo rernivo tho vritru t1
Mrs. .Charles Hussey of Milwaukee,
who has been visiting her mother,
Mrs. Kofrr on Ninth avenue, left yes-
blamed for doing gave the flirtatious '-''day afternoon for her home,
waiter a sound beating. Those know- Mr. and Mrs. William R. Prhonp of
many of the anti-Cannon republicans
Takra I brm aa Thry fomff,
When Tavenner encountered a r
publican who was frank enough to tei:
him he was not in sympathy wit;
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water has never been so low however , V V. TV L .,, ' S ' 1 1 annon. ho made no attempt to secure
.L , ., . .. ' . ' band. All agree that Good cot just their home and will sn.-nd the winter ,,1,1, ..-.. i. .
. ( Witt lliltt ll r ll fjlllict' UIC UajUM
: was seized and destroyed in the coun-; Carnes. These three men today vir
ty jail yard under an order from the!tually are in control of the sheriff's
'county court. ! office, and have been since the election
! But. strange as it may seem, this of the present sheriff four years ago.
move by the sheriff's office did not dis-: The past four years have been the
j courage the gamblers. They lingered blackest in the history of the citv of
iablished that the people are after.
Po!tti-nl Deal Carried Out.
that the hull cam" in sight, and no one
has searched the river's bottom there
to find out.
This week the government dredge
was located at that point to take ad
vantage of the low stage of water and
clear out the obstruction, whatever 't
proved to be.
Iininntlrtl Hull Found.
Rivermen noted the move with inter
est, and those at a distance will be
still more interested to know that the
Apache found th" solid hull of a dis-
what he had coming.
PRODUGTS ARE SOLD;
MONEY TO BETHANY
McKinney, hut seemed content to hear
directly from the lips of the propla
the statcini'iit fhnt they were opposed
to the conditions in Washington
against which he had waged such rn
warfare as a newspapci
Children's Home Profits ly Gcncro.v
ity of Young & McCombs
Recently the Young & McCombs' de-
llflrtmpnt Tr ir.. n:u tho t r-L . ri .-i f o
j mantled boat, with the upper works all ; harvest festival at" u-hiri,'nme vnrv
" .charred and burned off. showing that ' fine displays of vegetables an 1 farm
. ueyonu any ooutt it is the wreck nf, produce were made. Some
the Kffie Afton that lies at that point.
would have won the nomination but
izens pleaded for suppression of pub-
for a combining of the Kittilsen and c parnblins. but thev were turned a
Bruner delegates in the convention. : deaf oar The locicai result was the
3runer turned his votes to Kittilsen forniation of a 1aw and order league,
condition, in the event of the M. an oreanization whose work is approv
.ine candidate's elec tion, the former d hv f. . j w respocting resident
as to oe nrsi cit-pui sueriu ami cue of ,he ro;mty. Officers of the Law
and Order league, after gaining all
:iiy has an unenviable rcpu'a-
lion from coast, 'o coast.
There are strong evidences now of 3
movement to change the moral condi
tions of the city by tho adoption of a
nrw order of ihings. This will not be
Morj if thr l)ntrr.
The following account of the Kffk
ducts on display were remarkable for
their size and quality and therefore
very desirous for seeding purposes.
Alter the conclusion of the festival tt
produce was placed on sale i'nd a
larco amount of n was purchased by
those operating farms to lie used as
candidate of the republican county or-
Afton disaster appeared in the Rock seed. The Sest oars of corn were sold ;
Island Morning Argus of May 7. 1S55: for good prices, as were the larger wa
"One of tho most frightful disasters tci melons, squashe s and pumjiisins. i
we ever witnessed was yesterday i From the wale of this irvjuce $r7 was'
nornim- nt thp tiislesinnl i-;i ii n-nl 1 realized. Tliis was civon hv tho firm1
successful without th cooperation of ,)rirl Tho steamboat Effie Afton j to the Vti.any Homo association to i
as guests at the homo of Mr. and Mrs
II. H. Cleavciand. Presley Greena-
: wan ami 11. a. L levciisiine have re
! turned from Chicago, where they at-
i tended the meeting of tho Illinois co;n- h-ntless
j 111 an aery 01 j.nigns umpiar. j writer
Mrs. Mary C. Olson of Wyanet, II!., 1 At Rosevillo an o!d gentleman ap
and daughter. Mrs. .!. C. Pet tee of'proached Tavenner, and with obvious
Denver, Colo., and Mrs. A. W. Nelso'i sincerity said: "I approve the f)g!'t
of Manlius, 11!., departed last evening you made against the Cannoii-Aldrir,
for their respective homes after a crowd as a newspaper writer, and I
visit, with Mrs. A. C. Iarrison. jam going to pay you a high compM
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Rowen of Wash-jment on Nov. R. I am going to vot:
in:ton. I. (' tirrivoil last ovoninf in for vou. I am a rennhliean find If uiil
of the pro-1 Ko(.k isand Mr Howen is here to ! the first time I have ever voted the
cast his vote in the coming lec'ion. .democrat ic ticket in my life. Mayln
They are guests at the home of Mr. next year I will vote republican, but
Bo-wen's sister. Mrs. E. Snyder, 2 1 2 i Until Cannonism has been routed I will
Kightcen:h avenue. Mr. and Mrs.; vote the democratic ticket."
Bowen will cel. 1, rate th ir P.Ttli wed-; ".Ml right," euUl Tavenner, fhnkiiif!
ding anru versat y tonight. They were
wed in Molir.e.
HAYDEN AT HEAD OF
the county authorities. If the sheriff's
ganizauon tor snenn in i.-iv. ninu- pvidenre necessarv to establish
sen fulfilled his promise. The county h f th b amhinR waP ram.
urgctuittLiou uiu iiifvif-. .-uu .ui.
Bruner is the nominee of his party.
One of the first official acts of Sher
iff Kittilsen was to seize a crooked
office is controlled and run for
years more as it has been tii
Captain J. S. Hurd, bound for St. Paul, be med in earing for the children in
pat morninsr r.nfprori tho rlrnu- tlirviii-ii tlm'llot sold, and were valued at S2Ti.
friiir the lU l-r hi--lTil.' to tiFFnnt . . .
in the city, openly charge that . ' . -o v.n. oridge. an.i as we are informed by li. aiso given ro tne nome. 1 ne ueinany
a 11. 1 i,i. p Homes the clerk had gone fullv Home associat ,011 is deeply grateful to.
ii:illiTM .111M Wnltlnc.
gambling device that had once
been in operation in the city.
The motive of the sheriff's act was not
seriously questioned, and the public
accepted the "raid" as an evidence of
a sincere determination on the part
of the new county officer to free tho
community of the' gambling den. The
crooked device, it will be recalled, was
placed on exhibition at tho county
they were denied assistance when they
called at the sheriff's office and asked
that they be furnished deputies to as
sist in a confiscation of the gaming
The Rpcrnl RipiKiirra.
The officers of the Law and Order
league were not to be daunted by the
apparent intent of the sworn public
officials to defeat their undertaking in
the name of decency, law and moral
ity. Three of tho leading gambling
200 feet above the entrance when the 'he firm for its kindness and
Tho gamblers are still in Rock Is-' wind and current striking her head, ity.
land. Their fixtures are in storage in she began to swing around towards '
Davenport. A now sheriff will be lhe island. It was impossible to turn QD HAVE THE RECORDS
elected next month. The gamblers are it ,. f ,i,o r.-mi.iitv .- Hip
building, where it was retained several ! h""sfs re raided by the agents of j thorItJe:
1 ne league?. 1 nese were i ne raiK, on
: stances as they developed. There was
was the enforcement of law. regardless
riavs that it mieht furnish an examnle
of one of the snares that lay in the : Twentieth street, conducted by A. .
paths of the uninitiated, and a warn-! Hburg and H. E. McBride; the Dia
ing to those who might visit gambling mond- 1S15 Second avenue, of which
dens. Hundreds of people visited the ' Schaum is proprietor, and the
court house to inspect the curiosity, , Turf. US Eighteenth street, conduct
for a cambler's outfit is of consider-. d by Philip Schaum and Fred Titus.
. ; -1-ThfivtiiTre from tho Pn rk wppp nbr. 1 1 '
ame curiosity 10 u. Jrv-t ...ajt. . -"'"- " , something else to think about
3f people. Deputy Kherlft ). . tsrun- i ine rvovBu-i siiiienouse, iu j-n-
er explained the workings of the wheel ' teenth street, opposite tho court house,
to citizens who called at the court pending a hearing on tho search war
house. The wheel was eventually de- ; rant, upon which they were seized. !
F.troved, as provided by law. The pub-, Before the hearing on the search war- j
Ho believed that Sheriff Kittilsen was rant McBride replevined the gaming;
to be a terror to the gambler, and it fixtures and bad them removed to Dav-
was not even suspected that one of. en port under the eyes of the authori-1
tho professional gentry would dare to ties, and put them in storage. j
open for business in Roek Island or The fixtures taken from the Dia-i
elsewhere during the Kittilsen admm-; mond and the Turf were carted to the;
istration. j river front, where they were to be ;
stinted Out nijeiit. , honied on an order issued in tho court j
Sometime later, as if to emphnslze , nf justice J. H. Cleland. Just as Con-!
his determination to clean up tha:stai)ie August Schmid was about to
town, the r-heriff made a big raid Hf . execute the order of the court he was j
cleaned out gamblers and houses of placed under arrest on a charge of!
willing to TaKe a Cliance on tne result, i -irren: and it swim- arnniiH apalnt , t'. t, f.....
It' U'nrl h a ninnth' u-ntf ihcv fiemt-o .1 i .1 1. j , : ..it! .. ' . .... Citv
- - int? uiiiui-is 01 ine unusc, learuin an
to themselves, and they are waiting, of her forward works above to atoms.
They have had a four years' rich liar-! shipping her chimneys and smashing
vest here. They have become a power - everything about ihe cabin as far back
in the community through the effect- as ihe pj. -;age through the boat. It
ing of an alliance with tho au- lodged against the pier and when it
If you have any doubt that! was iound the boat was still, every
there is such an alliance, you have i person above and below went to work
but simply to review in your own
minds the chain of events of the past
fe w weeks in Rock Island.
There was no purpose to make po
litical capital out of these circum-
to save themselves and baggage, which
was done, and not one person was lost
or the least injured,
passengers was 175
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ore nurr. .. dais here and that he would be able
The Rock Island delegation to the
annual meeting of the eastern section
of the Northern Illinois Teachers' as
sociation, held at I .a Salle, returned
homo this afternoon. II. B. Hayden.
Pit I- l; 1 T 1 .(ir i II fTl ,t i t li linnnw..! !.
. ,. 1-''V lllll 111. .111.-1 IIUIIUI t'l '.!
, h:s being chosen as chairman of the
State's Attorney-?.. M. Magill has fx,,ltivo committee. The election of
returned from Spring'leld. wlseie he officers resulted as follows:
was summoned by the master in chan- Presidem L. A. Kulwiiler, Freeport.
eery of Sangamon county. He was. Vi-e president I.. A. Ma honey, I,a
questioned as to the whereabouts of Salle.
Pfirlyin nf tl-o rppnrrlo nf tho !."Vn t nrn -i 1 T-. II 1 -1 ; . . l' , 1
.-..... .i ... ii. - i.i. ti i i Mdiiiri 11. ,. V.IW1JHII. nit I lills.
Tiibunes which are wanted in a chan-' Executive committee II. ',. Hayden,
eery case there. It was thought that chairman. Rock Island; Mjrtle Ren-
the wick. Galena; .1. B. Mc.Manus. I.a Sj'Ic. .
tin H:fl tlinttt in li i Tirv:co i: 1 fin fl
1 . . . ,i ri l-iii- t" '
' , ,! , 'time he was conducting his i:ivcstiga
Tho boat took,,. . , . . . ,
inm lino tne lriitiTiiiii uisn i n nee si-a 11
both times, but finally took fire again
and was immediately wrapped in a
sheet of flames. The boat lying
to produce them. He testified, how
ever, to having turned them over 1o
him by ihe hand. "I need your vote
and will appreciate it. too."
Old Trmlf f'omra In Handr. (.
When Tavenner's auto drew into La
Harpo he found that the IiHarpor,
tho town's weekly newpaper, would
bo unable lo get out on time owing tc
, a rush of copy that had come in at th
i:-k l!ailer lilectcil at La Salic last minute. oh. well fix that ;:;
.Meeting of Norilieiu Illinois right," declared Tavenner, taking in
I 'he si'uation at a glance. Tave'iiner
i threw off his overcoat and was pooh
industriously setting type. Th" paper
was issued on time, and "Tav" climb
j eel into his machine and was whirled
, away to Blandinsville.
"I want the vote of every democrat
and every republican who is opposed
to Car.nonism and tlm trust domina
tion of congress." declared Tavenner
over and over again. "If elected. 1
will realize that it was throuch the
support C'f progressive republicans a
; well as that of democrats, and I will
! work shoulder to shoulder with re
gressive republicans like Vic Murdoch
of Kansas and I'nl'ed States Senator
Robert M. La Folletfe of Wisconsin,
just as I will with progressive demo
crats As a matter of fact, my per
form embraces the principles advoi
cd by Thomas Jefferson as well n.;
i those advocated by the genuine pro-
COLDEST WIGHT OF' FALL
iritiul I-'rccex anil Ice l-'orm on
Ihi. Sanminmi Loan X- Trust nmnanv Ti, l h-,A ij,tt.. crej-sive reriiiblicans and nrocref si ve
of politics, and the upholding of the , snug to the pier and under the span of Sprinf;f!P,f,t as thl8 corporation had ! wintry aspect this morning. Tb- ra democrats. Tal e I.-i Folletfe, for in
uiu racis snow tor , si or uib u.r .......v.;, '.. , nnnoititeel receiver for tho ilo- ,; e,,, i... . stanro Ho sirs with tho democrat.
11 1 J . V, .. .1 . C 1 J , lllM. Ill ) i L ' II '1 Tl flllt.
i neiiisen c-r, ami me iime ioi summing """u mi ufn ri iinnu t-i-cvn ""ifuupt insuranee soci"tv.
up has arrived. The people have a j with a tremendous crash upon the' ' ! l!
right to' know what has been and what ! boat, and tho burning wreck fio.it ed j Have You Registered?
to expect. iuown i.ie m iin i, luiuiuui "i" i
Kany ;oinK w ith On. j bar near Credit Island, w here it burned I
If tho power has been sufficient to j to the -v.-ater's edge,
make Sheriff Kittilsen a party, wheth-i rnsrticfr itmrurd
er innocently or not. to the "stalls'" at-
de-jwa.s a thin trust frozen on Hie ground.
while ice appeared on shallow pools, i otf"8 w!,1) ,h d niorrats, and 1o!-.
All' vegetation susceptible to frost that j ,iko :! democrat. I,a Follette was e:;e ;
had escaped before was nipped. The;,1 a s'a' on ,h republican side nf :h,.
See if your name is on the pell book minimum temperature last night was ' senate chamber, and he replied uni!
at your voting place if it is not there 1 24 degrees. ingly that ho was satisfied to pt;i
don't forget to register next Tuesday
the last dav of reaistration between
rtoon auer uiet u.e ...oe u.u "t- ithe hours of 8 a. m. and 9 p. m., if you
where he was. When La Folleitc
Candidates to Collide. 'makes a good spc"ch the democrats
Charles Block, candidate for the leg- are the first to shake his hand, an 1
trnatng tne eariy nministration of nis ' sieamnoat ' vaiwn lan up io intend to vote at the general election ; !' "ire on the socialist tick. ;, has a - j..n n democrat makes a pood ppeot h
If O. L. Bruner is elected sheriff of the balance having clambered to the
i ,, : ,intrrri.w volun-', ,i .-u.- I Rock Island county, his chief aides 1 oriage and gone asnore to uie maiki.
l i repuif, cum ii i"i- jiaiceny ami iiiaiiiious uiiscuiei iireier- ..... tv. i. ,,ict,i m-..u. nf
.-rn- nnnotmcri that while he was OM,Mf h k u,,0m w,.U'H the present chief aides in theiThe boats cargo consisted mostlj of
tu)ii uiiinn..v . i' ti u(,nni.jL "iu 'j i uc-iiuuiii uiui ir
fheriff there would be no more gam-ierS- wno v.-ero able to get a warrant
office, and to tie his hands afterward, j wreck, made fast to the stern of the,Nov g Some imp0rtant offices are to ;cci,,c'1 11 ballenue of L. . .lahns of the Wisconsin senator is the firM t.i
wnat more couia oe accompnsnerl with I r.nie Aiion ami safti ci mi.m- i:m-i . be fj(e and som
easy-going Os in absolute control? j of the passengers ana mcir naggace. ; settled
e important questions ; l'Iine. independent tandidate for log- aris,i his place and offer rnrpr:
. Mow's vour chance ! i:",;i,ive honors for debaie in public i;iIions.
blir.g or other form of lawlessness j from the 0ricp of justice George P.
such as he had attacked in Rock is-;xissen. Dick Carnes. a deputy from
land county. Not only The Argus, but j tllo sheriff's office, accompanied by
Sheriff Kittilsen s party paper, gave j John LooneVi attorney for the gam
him full commendation for his course, i blors j,iaced Constable Sehmid under
pledged him support in carrying out arrest. Simultaneouslv a writ of re
his policy, and urged him to keep iPjplevin was issned by Nissen and it was
the good w.,rk. A few similar raids j Sf.rvr(1 hy Constab,R Peter j UeCT.
followed, and then all was quiet. j inp Thp replev,n writ wag 8ecIlrcd
Time went on. and gradually the I ,jy , he Schaums. and thev were able tQ
gambler began to gain a footing in the ; havp thcjr gamlng tools" piled u,n a
city. RoP?P.led!y The Argus pointed I waon undpr fhe noses Q the swom
out to the sheriffs off.ee that several , offloers of th(? aw and haye u hmled
of these cieus were operating openly. to Daven ort and acod jn storage.
No heed was given these warnings I rectjon with tne promIsed firo on e
ttxt. -. . 1 Another interesting incident in con-
j levee was the hurried appearance of
' the chief of the fire department, who
: had been summoned by the mayor, the
j latter explaining that he had acted
simply to prevent a conflagration in a
Later some of the
sheriff's office Phil Miller and nick ' groceries, machinery and live stock.
Carnes. If O. L. Bruner is placed in
charge of the sheriff's office, is there
any doubt in your mind that the Park,
and the niamond, and the Turf will be
in full swing within 24 hours after the
official count is announced?
Think it over.
to take a hand in these public matters. ; o:irermng um ..-sm s ... me vaimus "Party Un. s are gradually rii
fi i'v n v-i. num .in ,...,,; a,,,! j t wii not lie a urea;
tpie in tne coming election. I he p:ate
has and date cf ilebaio are not given.
Sues for Divorce.
Mrs. Rosa Riegel c f this citv
(Cemtlnucd on P.tKe Twelve.)
! Greater Rock Island West End Lots
On new Red Line extension; heart
of factory district. High, dry and
level; prices and terms right; only
a few. H. A. Weld. 421 Safety build
ing, phone West 970.
REDUCE YOUR COAL BILL
by using eiths
in trouble with headache,
backache, nerves on edge, poor ; m,biic hiehw av.
SDlritS and unreasonable fatigue j fixtures were discovered at. a Rook- Ts-
can find help for her whole system in j land storage house by Constable I
Schmid. w ho secured a search war-:
rant and demanded that the sheriff as-'
sist him in serving it. A number of
legless gambling tables. were recovered,
carted to the court house yard and ;
later destroyed. Today the bulk:
of the fixtures seized from the j
three gambling houses referred j
Sold IZj-cjjwLiri. la boxci 10c and 23c
Get in Line
inci c o d ncd&uii
land is supposed to have been worth
1 $12,000 to $15,uon. partly insured. The.
boat cost $40,000 and was insured for I cCOOCOOOOGOOOCOCOCOOOOOSOCOCOOCOGCCOSCCCCCCCOCCCCCOCOCOCOCCCOCOCCCOOCOOCCOOCCC '
$15,000. The scene was one of intense jg
excitement. The shores in both Rock i p
Island and B-avenport were densely j
thronged with spectators, and many j o
hundreds more had gone over to the! 2
island. When the span of fhe bridge 1 Ci
fell, the steamboats lying at both cities ;
and those on the river sounded their Q
loudest whistle some suppose in joy i
that the obstruction to navigation had g
been partly removed, and others think
that it was to warn those on the river j g
to look out for the floating wreck. As ! ?
the vast floating conflagration passed j g
down the river, the cattle and horses j o
on the boat were bellowing and plung-! g
ing to avoid the- spreading flames. o
iSome of them succeeded in breaking jg
loose and swam to the shore. Q
Accident Intentional f j J
"A rumor is current that the acci-j
dent was intentional and done for the- j Q
purpose of burniDg the bridge, but we ;
do not think thai it is .entitled to the! 6
slightest credit. The boat was 240
feet in length, and it was almost im-
nnPKlhlo to rhanzp her course in so!
narrow a channel, and against such a
strong current of wind. Besides the
veteran and experienced pilot, Captain
The best and cheapest for furnace,
or cook stove.
MUELLER LUMBER GO.
Old Phone 511. New 5447.