Newspaper Page Text
ASKS "NO" TO ALL
H. B. HAYDEN
H. M. McCaekrin Takes Nega
tive Side in Pending Meas
ures Before People.
HAS ERRONEOUS IDEAS
Imagines Paper WJll Jjfnore Him So!
iiallenge Publication of I're
I wired suiienieut.
At Turner hall Saturday night, I
'o which place the meeting
bad been adjourned from Mai- 1
ket square owing to the chilly condi
tion of the atmosphere, Harry M. Mc- j
Caskrin, in speaking of pending issues, j
nfDt the special election to be held J
in Rock Island tomorrow, declared he i
would furnish the papers Of the city
op;es of a statement he read from the .
:age and defy them to publish the,
ram In the same connection the ;
rpcaker averred that the influence of,
th advertising columns of the news
papers were such as to warp .
th'-ir editorial and nea po'i-
cies, arid hence he felt very
certain that because of the nature of
Lis o n views i- would be impossible,
to have them publish d through the ;
jiynlnr channels. Whil" for its owi:
p;rt The Argu docs not consider it :
i er-ehuary to lefuie Mr. McCa6krin's ,
allegations, ai.d is content to let that
pan of it go wi't: the thought that he :
is laboring entirely under a misappre- i
heii-ioti. ii is quite williim, never-'
' hf-l.H. to accept tijis c:jailT:e, if
such it may be termed, and gne to his
htateni' tit the space h desires In this
same ontier tinri j- n:Rv be said that
Mr Mr-('ak) i;, onlc! ju t a r. ! have
At the annual meeting of the North
ern Illinois Teacher association held
at Dixon the local superintendent was j
named as president of the association. J
The election wa.s held Saturday. Dur- i
Jp.e the y ar previous Mr. Hayden was
executive cornmi'tee chairman.
meeting wag nnp of the most success- j
IUI ever neio ny me ts7ei;i ee;io:;
of the association. Several addresses
on topics of vital importance in the
conduct cf school affairs were deliv
ered by prominent educa'ors. The oth
er officers fleeted were:
Vice Preniden Superintendent W.
K. Snyder. Tiixon.
Secretary S. F Parson. De Kalh.
Mr. ,Sny1er if also secretary of the
astern section, and has been in off:"'
for some time.
Treasurer I'ountv Fupeiintt nii v.'
John May. Mv Carroll
Executive Commif-e--Mt.-s Mrtle
Kenwick of Stockton, chairman; Suj
1 er ntendent .1. R. M. Manus. l.a Salle,
and To'irty Superjti'endent 15. 1". Hen
r:c!i of Vl;;-'-si(te countv.
s;t veil himself the expense f Sutur-
tay night's meeting, if the main desire ----- r... .- - - -
v a to get his Fide of the proposition . face of the ja,t that no conc erted ef
into print, for The Argus would have f,,rt ha? been made to carry ihe ptupo
puhlished it in the form of a comtuuni- s'rjon m the p-ills whiie the inter sts
ejition at any time he rna have aKi'(i
it. in pursuance or' j's policy to publish
oiiuniit, je.irions of a respectable and
concise nature on any sub'eM of put
li olii y v. h. n pri.'j'eil;. signed.
n r i:i-iwiion.
I 'or Mi
il:iz' d :i lid in fi '
opposed tn i: iii'' or:
lass fish. ;i,g irim.
Ati to the attitude of T:,e ,l'US (Jll
'li 'eietiiione meige:. this paer lias
pu:.lir-h"d h.it i' l.'Iieves to he an
hoiit st siflteiili nt of the -xist -oi;-
McCaskriu's ii.foi mation let ditions from tie statnipoii t ot the pu"V
i; he said that so far as The Argus is l:e nnd wi'ho it reg:ird 'o the interests
concerned ail(j it i. iee this is true "i dtsiiet, u the telephone lomiiani s
I ew :-ia p.
el the average respec taijle puiilieation.
its advertising and editoiial depar'
turits iiae no tnoie relation 'o each
ot'eu -han has Mr Mc( a.-krin himself
te eit'ier tl' p ! mi n r . ., eeu if tii.e
I M u-e in IliK'lit-e on the o'l.ei-. iiie amount
",! the spec al ad ;! isl i.j; that has that j.
!' n niTeied ii;c paper i,v the t. lepiioiie jeruaii'
imeiesis or iii opposition to n- 1:1
iea si 1 1 lii-ens, proposition would not
amount in the atgiri-a'e to wh.i: a
.-inule local ad erti.-'-i- has en moie
; ! an oiie occasion paid toi spai e it: 'he
paper in a single day. As a further il
;:.- ration of ho-.v ni '-guided are : 1 j . Me-
involved, and has drawn re.i-ona
deduction- from it.e --jme which do
i iiiticide v. irh Mr !( i '..- . i it,'s v. ?
mhii:i imi i '-I I'ii -m in i:.
I' is not al '. a s j . -s: i . ii ; ;
i p-inn.- i .
. a V. O'
ni ' or
ot a : u .-:
man s hp a
tiie sunt a'
fp si-; i r.-
. the . n-wha-
1 ay tor.
The;, want al' the pev. s. itt,.i , i.y w'at t
it w hile it is :e-s. and if a pap r were j
to cie iis en iie spare to ete- spejih
to 'he d'tritjtitr of i-iyliti else o:
i the ' r,
' a-i.rilt .i no: n ,,i - ;.
,- : .-!.., r s : .
t M i .1 1 Ot I ew s po! .
;.e ilireited to the
p: oinhit ion le;itm-
a pteM.V good I'lltil
rgns tor use jn : !,
t ! . e e r v pu rni is,. -
i i. i i s of M r. M
! : h ? Iliee! 2 - ,.
;;. . n-p. y.,t ti,,.
position i- has alas
a !,:!- r l.i en-e si:"in i jir-
I if ' !.e 't ( a - s to T
t' Per. )
' !o;i tnai
: 'ha- the ;n:tj
! contracted l"r
i' pa co in The
t'it -'t' ;.tid for
l v as ore of ! e
' :.'' :iri , -
, l - 1 re i e i,
t ' s : ' u. ':
t ; ( iii t t:a ' l. i ;i ;
,. I I in! eres' .-
Tl;e i-p::s tl! ! ,lv
f i adv rtisii.i:
f ;,!: c; ',-.-;: . ;.
m : - v. 1 1 : i i i
: 1 1
ipe.i ill ii
s.,,, h- ar
- 1 1 an i rs ,
. : ' a ' . t - o i
:ue from i
ail m -
' :i :i
I i: or
j rrom (he Garden
E I ;! t.i -t. I ine-t ir.-p
q g.tat.le- pa keil at the tlcl l
V wlieiv srmui. he natural
H rti.r reiJiinol. 'liex-r thun
J r-.!i vegrt.ttlc. Thee are
3 l!ie kind we uaint to put on
l jour paint) shelves.
.:. 'i i I
1 ,v s .
i iii '':-
wiil r v if
t'l'ttl. I.i'tie Iuke.
d--irf. Mtiall gtaiti
t arnatic n. f:;.,
:v,i tar.s . . .
erv s a t-ef
' e a
i t to
d lu re. And it is done
that Mr. McCaskrin
ptrit i f cip.ial fairness
h. iniiroving the f-rst
st, .to as puiilti 1 a ho
e pait:- o pie...
: a-, t.rl 'y hri. i
! ...J to say. ; . t
'!'. paper i m :
.n i hat The
f.'it ciough to j.
Telephone Improvements for Rock Island
Plans of the Bell Engineers for the
Next Two Years.
IF YOU WILL ALLOW US TO BUY THE PLANT OP THE UN
ION ELECTRIC COMPANY we will make great improve
ments within the next two years which will bring Rock
Island telephone service up to the standard of the rest of
WE WILL MOVE INTO LARGER QUARTERS NEARER THE
TELEPHONIC CENTER OF THE COMMUNITY. We have
outgrown our present building. The Union Electric's
property would be well adapted to this purpose on ac
count of its proper location and distribution of under
WITH ADEQUATE FLOOR SPACE WE WILL INSTALL A
much larger switchboard with room for more operators
both local and long distance to work.
IF YOU WILL ALLOW US TO BUY THE UNION ELECTRIC
plant, we shall thereby acquire at a bargain an excess of
circuits. We will use these to reduce the number of
parties on each party line, thereby greatly improving the
We can also promise you additional circuits to Daven
port and to Moline, providing facilities to keep up with
the ever-increasing number of calls.
DAVENPORT IS ALREADY PUTTING UP A NEW BUILDING
to be occupied by a new switchboard. We shall rebuild
our lines at Moline as soon as that city can see what is .
to its own best interests.
In spite of the obstacles imposed by politics, we shall
do our utmost to give the tri-cities the sort of up-to-date
service we are establishing throughout the central states.
THE NEW ROCK ISLAND SWITCHBOARD WILL HAVE ALL
the latest improvements like those at Galesburg, Peoria,
Kankakee, Rockford, South Bend and Youngstown.
The new apparatus is called the "Youngstown type" of
switchboard and provides a great deal of self-acting ap
paratus to hasten and facilitate the operators' work.
Among these improvements are:
NThe ring-back signal by which the calling party knows
that his party is being rung and may control the number
of rings that are given.
The self-acting ringing devioe, by whioh the switch
board does its own ringing and the operator is relieved
of the motion and time now required to depress the ring
The self-acting switch by which the operator is con
nected with the calling party. This insures prompt an
The self-acting switch by which the operator is dis
connected from the line as soon as she has given yon the
number. This insures secrecy.
The new style of party lines, on which each subscriber
has his own individual number without any "K," "L," or
"Y" suffixes and in case of moving your residences from
one part of town to another, your number need not be
New party line apparatus which is more reliable than
the present old-fashioned kind, resulting in fewer trou
bles and fewer false rings.
THE NEW STYLE SWITCHBOARDS CONTAIN MANY OTH
ER IMPORTANT improvements, but these are most no
ticeable to the public.
Answers to Questions Being Raised by the Public
NO The property of the Union Electric company has not
been forfeited to the city, nor is there any way by which
the city can ever acquire it except by purchase.
NO The present Central Union franchise does not regulate
our rates. Our policy is to reduce rates wherever con
ditions warrant it, but nothing is said on this subject in
our present franchise, which has 23 years yet to run.
YES The proposed amendment does restrict our rates and
thereby protects the public against any possible attempt
at extortion by us.
YES We shall continue to give party line service at the
lowest possible rates. In most of the cities where we
have installed the new style apparatus, we have so far
been able to offer party line service at not to exceed
$1.50 per month.
rIost residence telephone service is sold at a loss.
Hitfh rates for business service mike up the deficit.
The business and professional men collect these high rates from their patrons
and customers. ,
Therefore, the ultimate consumer pays the whole telephone bill ot the city.
Those who have no telephones, nevertheless, pay their share indirectly.
The telephone is a tax. Two sysfe ns are a double tax.
Vote for the consolidation, and thereby cut down the city's total telephone bill.
Central Union Telephone Co.
A. J. BEVERLIN, Manager.
i '!.' mi;
n t!i ioiny tf new ej.aj -rs. ;iia in demonstrate your powpr ith the ial- j before you now. The new "phone it again I ask ou, if this property is
i'.iMoit. rxtra s'ar.iisM.
I'...-, l.'itle luke. ih sifted.
uviar i i r ir.ti.
ry I .r.e.
. : IT H l e ;s.
t i , u
' X. t.:;;i-.i.
r :.r.s. L.i:
n f-i.N e. s'ltall
it:: Jit. ea;i
1 N I., l-raii.i.
r.v I. Hi.
; ,. . t I t t e ; , ;. ti . .
1 X L. l,-ar.i. a :iii
Spina. Ii. finest wlmie
::.?. free fri'Hi c"it.
l o's. tiny re.l t- ts.
f ' k fu U. a can ...
! he il i;en wax
i-e fi.r a? t ! may i.svobc Tho Ar'-s.
hi.- ulu - nire :. t : ; . y rc;,i'.
lie st:it--inr:.t ."Lie'-. Mr McCe-V-iin
l.a f-irnisi.: T. . Ait:: h r.-
lot should not he neglected
I no longer a real competitor, and the' worth $3(".'.'jy0 to the trust, why Is it
rid 'phone, the telephone trust is hold-' not worth at least $100,000 to the city
(juestion i the merger inn this Mruation up as a horrible px- (to you I ? A vote 'no' on the first pro-
to sell the one they have for what it
is worth on the market.
The third proposition is heing pre-
is already too high. The manner In
which the present city officials are
hampering biihiness, increasing gen
eral taxes and causing I lock Island tc
"The f.rst duestion i the merger inc this situation up as a horrible ex- (to you I ?
question. Should two competing tele-! ami Th? tnist is responsible for position means that you ar aaujpt snted by representatives or business u " " hjiuuim '""f etrry uiei
,.,.,r,,.. k i , the KiTwatiori no. If vou vote in favor the telephone trust and that von favor ! I have no authority to hpeak on this! look wilh Husplcion upon their a tion
of this combination and this merger : srettine what this franchise and proper-1 question to bind any one except my-;
triiisf The newsnaner ta!ki bv theee'.vou will help them to complete the : fy is worth before you consent to sell. ! self. I do not favor the increase ofjwiH Plce thehe men on the, slide for
-'U;r iu -wtpapers. like a',: retpa
prs. s-eii piace for au ert if int. It is two companies and their agents, show horrible example.' But by selling out, (any license that will increase tbe
a u..ittr ef ii; .-.:r.-s ;t)i ti.ein. Tie how anxious they are to combine. The without jour consent the new 'phone' "The second proposition is prema-' amount of money to be received by the
aiieeini of .(,!,. e jur.hsed l.y t.ie i it v orfiriaU ha ve bren offered $5,000 in company has forfeited its franchise ture. and appears like another teie- i present city officials. I feel-that men
telephone tr ;' ,s i eoi;,l the reach 01 cash and these companies are p&yiog nd property to ou ti:e city and if phone trust trick. Ry voting in favor who would offer to sell $ltii,oj worth
in;, privute iti.ei:. in the :uttrf.t of the eit.ense of the election, in order to "ou refuse to give your consent the of it you will he permitting another ; of telephone property for $5. ' should
Patriot .Mil I ,-ou'J not afford to pay ' make you feel under obligations to city -will own a telephone plant which franchise, before you have disposed of
: t adve-tiine space to compete will vote in their favor. But who has said ; old under the hammer for $170,000 'the one you have, and which your city
t! t-e !e!; hotie companies, bnt I take anything in your behalf? Do these and which is worth to the city and to ' officials are trying to sell for $9,000.
it that our ne-A.pr.pers w ill p-.Mish telephone companies represent your . i you
forne ef !lilf -t.lt.
hei e to this larpc
Msnv cf ou subscribe and suDi.ort competition away? Do vou remember ! city officials should be so anxious to i wiil damage the city more than $5,000. (city officials, you strike at the poor
papers, ar.d o i are entitled to the service they pae before competi-: sell us out for $S.ooV The conduits In A Tote "no' on this proposition means ! man, and ask him to par revenue, to
not be trusted with more money as re
venue or otherwise. If you vote In fa
vor of this increased saloon license
!li?h telephone companies represent vouriou oon. at least. And being By allowinz another company to come you take money out. of the families or
nts mat I make ' Interests? Do vou remember bow worth that amount to the city can you ! in here, tear up our streets, alleys, and men who patronize saloons, tlie In
ub'ic audience, hard the old company fonght to keep i ee any good rea:on why our preiient set poles in front of our property, you : create. and put it into the hands of thene
A vote 'no' on all these proposition
i on the slide for
(iet busy on elec
a recall neit April.
HARRY M. MCA3KHIN.
Circulation Man That woman wh.
wanted her name kept out of the pa
per yesterday him stopped ber- sub-
I-idltor Why. we kept her name ouf.
t'. M. That'll the auswer.Toledo
:..! v 'tat.it-ji. 1 2
: !. I::iO ft r oup.
aimed puuipkind and kidney
I'Mi.s. st;.uiard ijuality,
:.' r.e i.m. 2 5c
S ::: e, ' yeur pl.oiie with
J i u.s Our iiuuiter :s
F. R. Kuschmann,
--U7 I omtti .t-ltut-.
The pleasant purgative effect eiperl-
v. ell as iai l tion came in? ovr streets and alleys alone are worth that you want to settle one fight with the city, wiiirn should come from tax-; encd by all who use f'hamberlsin's
'It is an old trick of the telephone ' $40.0"0, and any sensible capitalist the tr'rst before you start another : that aide property of the rich man. I do ; stomach and Klver Table's, and tb
healthy condition of the body and min i
whifh 'hey create, makes one feel Joy
ful. Sold by all druggists.
l.oni ! nevs in tl.m
! adv enisemen. in tl.eni
"if some rtratiter con.es here and trust to buy up competition. The new 'would be glad to buy this property and you do not favor placing in the hands j not believe In robbing poor men to
niaKs civ: address to an audience one phone company accepted a franchise franchise for $3oo.oo0. indeed the teie-i of your city officials another fracchifce. i help ret revenue to be handled by men
half ji3 ia-pe as this o-;r newspapers which forbids them to sell out without i pnone trust has paid that amount, and j until they show themselTes competent j like we nave in office. The license fee
P i'i;i!i his statements You will see consent of the ctty. They dup up miri ' '
!i r w is t ' r Ti'. n II riten hr n-ir 1o.-al r.TAmnf n 1 1 1 im rwit mrA viri In ! - "
prei. l.ejs here, published at length our streets and alleys and then sold
and tree. So that I haw written out i out to the telephone trust. But they
a summary of my a.i.iress to you here co ild not get the consent cf the city
U:::ci.T. on tiiese three questions, and : until the present officers came into
I am jroin; to ak the newspapers to control. But the law which gives these
pubht-h it in full as news, without; men control also gives you the right
; VOTE NO
On the question of increasing the
saloon license from $600 to $1,000
chr.rpe. as thev pui.lish the statements to control them, and before this mer-
oi ether men. if they ref ise to pub-' ger can take place they hTe to get J
i: I v :': have ;t set up for distribu- yonr consent. And if you vote for the
tier, at tii oaii exiH-t.se monopoly and in favor of thig combin i
' I have told V'.-u that you should j you will be favoring the worst trust in
vote "no" three times on election day, , the city.
Oit. :'!. i next Tuesday) and that'
yc ' .-ho .'d t your friends t" vote co ; "These companies hare done all In
on a I taree propitions. Every voter their power to create thia trust and
srould vote Tbe priviee you have to you have the result of their actions
'"Shall the ordinance increasing the saloon license fee to One Thous-
and ($1,000.00) Dollars per year, be adopted?"