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THE ROCK ISEAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1912.
TREFZ WINS OUT
Head of Democratic Township
Ticket Defeats Ira H.
SOCIALISTS MAKE GAINS
ONLY DEMOCRAT WINNER
IN TOWNSHIP ELECTION
Pile Vp Vote In Mont Precinct nd
Toll Largest Number In Some
The township election In Rock Is
land yesterday was one of the quiet
est In the history of the county. Little
Interest was manifest, tne main fea
ture being the growth or the socialist
rote, due It Is presumed to the
effect of the recent disturbances.
The socialists cut Into the ranks of
both the democratic and republican
The democrats, howerer, made nota
ble gains, electing William Trefz sup
errlsor and giving their opponents a
race on all the candidates.
STOP TK1.KPHONE ALE.
The second submission of the tele
phone sale resulted in another defeat
of the proposition.
In some of the outlying townships
and towns the liquor question was the
issue, Cordova. Milan and Andalusia
The tabulated results of the elec
tion appear on this page.
CORDOVA KKMAINS DAMP.
Cordova, by a majority of 22 votes,
Is to remain wet for a period of two
more years, at least. The vote cast
yesterday was 72 in favor of having
the east end township remain anti-saloon
territory, while half a hundred
voted for a chance to get a drink
without having to journey to other
parts of the county. The other re
sults show partial victories for mem
bers of the democratic and republican
parties. The vote:
Assessor W. c. Pinneo, d. 93; D. P.
rinneo, r. A?..
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William TrefK. xormer elderman
and one of the best and finest cam
paigners Rock Island has produced,
on out on the eemocratic ticket for
supervisor yesterday through his own
well directed exertions and his de
served popularity. Trefz came with
in an ace of being elected assistant
supervisor a year ago.
Justice of Peace W. O. Hall, d, 92
(no republican candidate).
Library Trustees J. W. Simonson,
a, 61 ; J. M. O. Bruner. r, 62 (no demo
BOni.lK HAS BVT ONE TICKET,
Bowline had but. one ticket in the
race vesterdav the republican. The
vote was as follows:
Supervisor John Litton, r, 20,
Town Clerk Ben Clark, r, 19.
Highway Commissioner Henry
Hutchinson, r, 19.
Assessor James Miller, r, 19.
Collector Frank Chaney, r, 19.
MILAN TO "I.IKKEK I P."
Four years on the "free-from-mois
turf" list was enough for the citizens
Complete Returns of Township Election
3d 4th 6th 6th
Ward. Ward. Ward. Ward.
3d 4th 5th, 6thl 7th
CANDIDATES I I
Supervisor. I I
William Trefz, D B2j
Ira H. Buffum, R j 31i
R. E. Gardner. S 50!
Assistant Supervisors. j 1
S. A. La Vanway. D j 32;
John Holz hammer, D I 43 1
Albert Schmidt, D
William A. McCarthy, D
Samuel R. Wright, R
Ezra Wllcher, R
James Larkln, R
Oscar Oberg, R
Frank Watts, S
William Olson, S
Charles Gantert, S
Stephen Marschall, S
Dr. M. H. Patten, D
John F. Moeller, R
J. S. Dart, S
Henry R. Wynes. D
John Huntoon, R
James Heaton, S
George W. Cox, D
Shirley D. Folsom. R
B. W. Newton, S
Frank King, D
Joseph B. Winters, R j 47;
H. S. McRae, S 46
Telephone Sale. j j
No j 109
Sthj 9th 10th: llthj 12th l3th, 14th 15th icth Tot
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23 19; 8;
21 14 61
28 15 6j
25 20 71
85 69 78
117 62 119
261 21 5!
85j 65 70i
114! 49 114;
26 20 6
60 44 47;
131 54 144;
29 23 7
63 46 43!
131 61 140
24 20 6
63! 33 94!
1661 166 111
r 1 1
25) 87! 53; 54!
119; 127! 120 170j
Plurality Supervisor: W. H. Trefz, D., 140. Assessor: J. F. Moeller, R., 291. Collector: John Huntoon,
R.. 92. Town Clerk: S. D. Folsom. R., 618. Constable: J. B. Winters, R., 600. Assistant Supervisors: S.R. Wright,
R.; Ezra Wllcher, JL; James Larkin, R.; Oscar Oberg, R,
Collector Fred Smith, d, 44; Gust 'of Black Hawk and by a majority of
Borf, r, 9::. 1 16 votes the wet forces carried the all-
Town Clerk uio democratic candi-, important local option election in Black
date) W. J. Koisythe, r, 1)5.
Highway Commissioner Carl
Brown, d, 0; Charles Lamb, r, 60.
Ubrary Trustees Charles Reynolds,
d, 51; S. L. Lambert, d, 0"; Iuis
Ileeves. r, 77; Charles Quirk, r, 74.
A UA I t M A HK EHK.
After a protracted dry spoil, Anda
luftla is bark amor-, the wet cities
and villages of th' ?tate of Illinois. !
said return from tUe dry fold having!
be n Htlttincd by a vote of 79 to oS in
favor of lit-puslug italounH. The en
tire republican tjnshi;i ticket a
named. The vote wai as follows:
Suprrvlrer 'A niter Iwis, U, -0; J.
C. BuiKoyne. r,
Town C( rk 1110 deinoer.itic tandi
date) Charles llayis. r, t'2.
Arsessor (no f: n;ccratlc candidate)
J D. Cain. r. 92.
Collector Joseph S'op-.'B, d. 2'"; J.
W. Stewart, r. 97.
Highway Comniissii'iH'i ii. Bur
baker, d. 21; Frank Ilrusso, r. 9.".
School Trustees Thomas CrifT.n. d,
32; William Beaumont, d. 45; Kbert
Hardmann, r. 8C: Benjamin Nit, r, 77.
POHT B1H1IV IKMO IIAIK .
The democratic candidates mud a
clean sweep Id :hir Tort Hyrou lection
where candidates were iu the field.
For library trustees the republicans
had no opponents, those offices being
conceded to the G. O. I. The result:
Supervisor H. Y. Scuafcr. d, 7; J.
J. Huntley, r. 65.
Town Clerk J. S. Norman, d, b6;
Edward Sidllnger. r. 63.
Collector William Gilbert, d, 7S;
John lAiiritzon, r. 74.
Assessor Ia-c Filbert, d, 9"J; Robert
Savage, r, 69.
Hlfthway Commissioner William
Baulser. d. 84; Charles Engdahl, r, 63.
Hawk townshiD yesterday. With one
exception, the republicans were suc
cessful. The vote:
Supervisor William Kale, d. 112;
James McQuald. r, 171.
Town Cl'Tk (no democratic candi
date) W. R. Brown, r, 183.
Assessor D. C. Cavis. d, 120; F. P.
MeMichtel. r. 149.
Collector Wiliiam Brandenburg, d.
ion : Will am -.oldsmith. r, 1G4.
Highway Commissioner (r.ne year)
John Sic vers, d. 105; John Cox, r,
Highway Commissioner (two years)
- Charles Blauser, d, 131; David Jones,
('i'nstal)le (no democratic candidate
J)avid Jones, r. 150.
0 Illf.ll I('IIIMII. FOR ZIMl.
The Zuma voters defeated the town
ship high sehool bend project yester
day by a vote of .V.) to 13. The town
ship race was nip and tuck, majori
ties ltber way being by narrow mar
pins. The vote:
Town Clerk David Schafer, d, 42;
Alfred Mead, r, C5.
Apsessor William Nold, d. 54; J. D.
Sehau. r, ."i.
Collector Fred Herren, d, 42; Percy
Cx. r. C5.
Highway Commissioner Ira Wain
wrlght, d, 52; Henry Weideraann, r,
.Iutlep of Peace Charles Heald, d,
40: Alonzo IHinbar. r. CD.
School Trustees Samuel Schafer, d,
49; F. L. Wake, r, 54.
HOI Til ROCK II.AM HF.Pt BI.ICAN.
The South Hock Island republicans
carried the day yesterday in the four
conusts iu which republican candi
dates were entered. Carl Schorpp, so
cialist, the only candidate for town
TE NEVER CHANGE COLOR"
And when you buy "Onyx" hosiery from us you are
assured of that steadfast color not only in the black
hose but the colored s well. Each pair of hose ia
shaped to fit ths limb, each pair of hose Is built for
comfort of tbe feet, being reinforced with extra wide
garter top and many pairs are extra long. Ton must
not forget to wear "Onyx" hosiery on Easter. To feel
ur you ar attired correctly you should buy your en
tire Easter outfit at Toung & McCombs.
T"w vrtw"'WVA Dork lilnrf. Ill .
.Where Quality is the Chief Attraction
constable, was the only candidate with
out opposition. The vote:
Town Clerk (no democratic candi
date) Fred Tonn, r, 105: Edward
Johnson, s. 54.
Assessor Frank Bachman, d, 62;
August F. bchmid, r, 86; Fred Barnes,
Collector Joseph Blochlinger, Sr.,
d, 70; W. P. Barnett, r, 83; Carl Ho
fer, s, 41.
Highway Commissioner Andrew
Paulsen, d, 77; Charles Guldenzoph, r,
Constable Carl Schorpp, s, 56.
Fred Tonn, 86; Edward Johnson, 10.
Frank Bachman, 26; August r.
Shmid, 82; Fred Barnes, 7.
Joseph Blochlinger, Sr., 29; W. P.
Barnett, 77; Carl Hofer, 8.
Andrew Paulsen, 31; Charles Gul
denzoph, 74; Carl Schorpp, 14.
(DAI. VALI.KY DIVIDES.
Some republicans, some democrats
and one lone independent gained vic-
tcries yesterday in the Coal Valley
town election. The vote was as fol
Town Clerk John S. Lfas, d, 54;
Robert W. McGimpsey, r, 101.
Assessor John M. Leas, d, 111;
Fred Engle, r. 45.
Collector Robert A. Haas, d, 73;
Robert Patterson, r, 75.
Highway Commissioner M. W. Pos
ten, d. C9; William Paul, r, SO.
Justice of Peace (no democratic can
didate) Thomas J. Murphy, r, 107.
Constable D. H. Moran, d, 64;
Charles VS'ilhouse, r. 7C.
Overseer of Highways G. F. Krapp,
d, 54; William Miller, r, 2C; William
Wooley, Sr., I, 76.
DKVOrR ATIC SIPERVISOR NAMED.
William Elliott, democratic candi
date tor superivsor of Buffalo Prairie,
was the only democrat to win in that
township. The vote was as follows:
Supervisor William Elliott, d, 96;
Melvln Thomas, r, 64.
Town Clerk O. E. Taylor, d, 65; C.
C. Crebtree, r, 98.
Assessor George Kistler, d, 74; J.
M. Carlisle, r, 86.
Collector Herman Suhr, A, 80; C.
Reed, r, 81.
Highway Commissioner George
Patterson, d, 65; John Eckhardt, r, 94.
Justice of Peace William Pifer, d,
73; Melvin Rounds, r, 88.
KO CONTEST IS! HAMPTON.
The people's ticket had no contest
In Hampton township. The vote was
very light. Those who were elected
Supervisor William OdendahL
Assessor Paul GerhardC
Collector Conrad Schadt.
Town Clerk Eno Henline.
Highway Commissioner Henry
Constable Henry Klotx.
Cl. O. P. WTKS IN' CANOE CREEK.
Canoe Creek voters returned repub
lican pluralities all the way through
its township ticket The question of
paying road tax In labor was carried,
39 to 20. The results:
Supervisor J. M. Martin, d, 37; E.
H. Murphy, r, 57.
Town Clerk W. H. Conrad, d, 30; J.
W. Hudson, r, 63.
Assessor John Woodburn, d, 27; J.
F. Mill. r. 66. '
Collector F. H. Fell, d. 19; Jesse
Dillon, r, 75.
Highway Commissioners Charles
Deller. d. 21; J. A. Lipbardt, d, 26; W.
Stephenson, r, 65; J. F. Butter, r, 69.
Constable Gust Mahlstedt, d, 36; H.
H. Palmer, r, 69.
Justice of Peace William Feaster,
d, 33; Robert Flynn, r. 53.
SOUTH MOLIXE REPl BLICA.
South Moline elected republican
candidates and the socialists finished
in second place, leaving the people's
party tagging behind. The vote:
Supervisor G. F. Schilling, d, 34;
Zack Einfeldt, r, 171; A. J. Malmson, s,
Town Clerk James Westphal, d, 38;
Milton -Stone, r. 163; A. o. Rosene, a.
Accessor (No democratic candi
date; Charles Gremonprec, r, 155; H.
A. Jasper, , 118.
Collector Hall Easton, d, 37; L W
Niles, r, 173; D. M. Cauraj s, 83.
Highway Commissioner Charles
Loading, d, 58; C. E. Jamieson, r, 148;
(no socialist candidate).
Justice of Peace H. C. Schilling, d,
46; Ed Huntington, r, 149; Herman
Beusse, s, 87.
A vote on the presidential race poll
ed in the first South Moline precinct
gives Roosevelt 20 votes, Taft 7, Wil
son 3, Clark 2, and Bryan L
FOR STATE WETS
Liquor Interests Regain Mon
mouth, Galesburg, Marengo,
Taylorville and Carmi.
made a vigorous campaign, meetings
being held in all the churches, while
the saloon forces conducted a gum
shoe campaign. The vote two years
ago, the first under the local option
law, gave a majority of 222 dry and
the dry forces did not believe this
vote could be overcome. The battle
was fought on the most friendly lines
ever known here, not a single disturb
ance being reported.
ROCKFORD GOES BACK TO DRYS.
Rockford, 111., April - 3. After
two years of high license ' and the
"model saloons," Rockford wheeled
back into the dry column by a ma
jority of 310 votes. The wets polled
4,413 votes and the drys 4,723. Fifty
three saloons will be forced out of
This was the third local option
campaign in Rockford and the second
defeat for the liquor forces. The city
went dry la 1908 by 156 votes in a
total of 9,458. The license interests
won the city back two years ago by
a majority of 210 in a total vote of
STERLING REMAIN'S WET.
Sterling, 111., April 3. Sterling
continues In the wet columns by a
majority of 415, the vote being, for
local option 772, against 1,187.
Strenuous efforts were made by both
sides to get out the vote, but despite
this fact, 10 per cent of the voters
did not vote on the proposition. A
feature of the election was the work
done by the women for the local op-
tionists, at least a hundred women
spending the day at the polls working
and handing out literature.
CHAMPAIGN REMAINS ORT.
Champaign, 111., April 3. The city
of Champaign went dry by a ma
jority of 479, an increase of 171 over
the election two years ago. Univer
sity of Illinois students almost to a
man voted dry and are credited with
turning the tide. Fruitless attempts
to prevent the students voting were
PONTIAC STILL IN WET COLUMN.
Pontlac. 111., April 3. Pontlac re
mains wet by 56 majority. Both fac;
tions conducted spirited campaigns
terminating Monday night with two
big mass meetings. Ex-Governor Han
ly of Indiana spoke for the drys and
C. A. Windle for the wets. The largest
vote ever cast at a town election here
was brought out.
CLINTON REMAINS WET.
Clinton, 111., April 3. Clinton will
remain wet with a majority of 67,
a decrease of four votes over two
years ago. The total vote was 1,603.
TOWNS WHICH VOTED "DRY."
The following towns and cities,
which were "wet," went "dry:" Rock
ford, Ripley, Shannon, Essex, Gray-
ville, Shelbyville, Mount Carroll (city
and township), Winslow, East Mo-
mence, Concorn township, Buda, Bon
field, Preston, Paris township, Bath,
TOWNS WHICH VOTED "WET."
The following towns and cities,
which were "dry," went "wet:" Gen-
eseo (city and township), Pecatonica,
Wyoming, Malta, Marengo, Stockton,'
Andalusia, Soniers township, Grldley,
Atlanta, Palmer, Monmouth, Manhat
tan, Taylorville, Tiskilwa, Benton,
Christopher, West City, St. Anne, Mi
lan, South Litchfield, North Litch
field, Pesotum, Galesburg.
PLACES REMAINING "DHY."
The following towns and cities re
main "dry:" Berwyn, Sherrard, Tre-
PARTY IN MOLINE
Republicans Have Easy Road te
Victory in the Township
F. E. SAMUELS DEFEATED
loses Out in Attempt to Get 13th
Successive Term as Assessor
(Continued on Pag Nine.)
The people's party, long in power
in Moline, was swamped at the polls
in yesterday's township election. The
republicans won all the offices and
none of the candidates of other par
ties came, very close. The socialists
polled more votes in most cases than
did the people's party.
F. E. Samuels, for 12 years as
sessor, lost to H. M. Ol defeat, former
The results complete:
George it. Gould, R 1345
C. F. Comfort, S 1176
H. M. Oldefest, R 1258
F. E. Samuels, P 928
C. A. Gustafson. S 844
C. L. Johnson. R 1125
H. P. Roseberg, P 1138
H. C. Thomson, 9 773
L. W. Larson, R 1250
John M. Bowen, R 1181
Miles O'Reilly, P. 1 567
J. H. McBrida, P ...612
H. C. Thompson. S...... 957
Henry Hintz, S 993
E. H. Sleight, R 994
Charles Brunstrom, R ...1337
R. J. Pears, R ...1050
D. H. Duncan, R 1068
Otto P. Haller.R. 1111
Charles Tambur, P 669
George Ebeling, P 866
Theodore Weigandt. P 734
Frank Lundholm, P 696
V. E. Brown, P .... 866
Nela Nelson. S 982
J. N. Hardy, S 941
F. A. Lundahl, S - 95&
B. P. Johnson, S. 934
A. C. Croswell, S 940
KILL ROCKFORD SALOONS
Trend of Sentiment in Upward of 130
Places Is in Favor of the
Results of local option elections In
Illinois yesterday included several de
cisive victories for the liquor inter
ests. Elections were held In upward of
150 cities, towns and villages
throughout the state. The most not
able of these were at Galesburg, Mon
mouth, Marengo, Taylorville and Car-
fmi, where the wets reversed" the pre
vious situation. The Galesburg elec
tion placed the city in the liquor col
umn after it had been dry for four
The greatest victory for the drys
was at Rockford, where saloons were
voted out of existence after having
had a two year lease of life.
GALESBVRG WET AFTER 4 YEARS.
Galesburg, 111., April 3. After
four years of dry regime, Galesburg
returned to the wet column by 273
majority, the wets overturning a ma
jority of over 300 of two years ago.
The vote stood 2,607 to 2,334.
The wets had the advantage In get
ting the votes out, having secured
every livery rig in the city and most
of the automobiles. The drys relied
largely on donated rigs and the ef
forts of women who cooperated dur
ing the campaign actively. Prayer
meetings were held during the day
Up to late in the afternoon the drys
were confident of victory and were
surprised at the result. Tbe cam
paign on both sides has been largely
by pamphlets distributed about the
Both dally papers were against the
wets and so was the labor paper of
the city. The total figures for the
candidates indicate that many neg
lected to vote on the question. It is
believed the result was largely due
to a belief In the minds of many for
mer drys that too much liquor had
been sold by bootleggers, some drug
stores and doctors. Besides, the wets
promised to limit the numbef of sa
loons to one for every thousand popu
lation and to adopt the strictest form
BISHNELL REMAINS WET.
Bushnell, 111., April 3. In the
largest vote ever polled In this city
Bushnell remains wet by 28. The
total vote was 916. The fight this
year has been conducted strictly
along party lines, the republicans
working with the dry element and
the democrats for the wets In sup
port of tbe present administration on
the argument that the city "needs
the money." The drys hav prose
cuted a vigorous campaign with
prominent speakers and much adver
tising. The wets worked the gum
MOXMOITH AGAIN WET TOWN.
Monmouth, 111., April 8. Moa-
mouth, after two years of dry rule,
returned to the wet column by a
majority of 85. The battle at the
polls, while quiet, was hotly contest
ed and a large vote was cast, the of
ficial vote being near the entire vote
of the township. Local opUonists
mm I -1 m'-:( Wm
B Easter footwear,
Our shoe store presents the prettiest styles
for the Easter promenade.
White Nubuck shoes
All the go for spring wear. We have them in the latest shapes
Also white duck and white Nubuck with patent vamps, $3 to
in all the latest lasts in white Nubuck, gun metals, patents, tans
and suede. Besides a fine showing of two strap pumps and
oxfords, $2.50 to $4.50. Unusual values at
$2.50 and $3.00 -
For misses, children and growing girls.
White' Nubuck and duck shoes and low cuts and the newest
Easter styles in all leathers.
For Man.Woman & Child,