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1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
Glass for the table.
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lHb KUHUUL ELECTION.
The A. P. A. Organization and the
Women Carry the Day
director 6. W. Durham and C. V.
Carter Defeated, and for What Y
Th Vate and Other Inci
dents ofibe Day-Som?
Yesterday's school election resulted in
the election of Messrs. H. D. Folsom
and F. E. Robbins, the candidates of the
A. P. A. organization, over thepresent
directors, Dr. C. C. Carter and Capt. C.
While the A. P. A. societies are the
"Deputies," as they are called for short,
have taken a hand in elections for the
past three years, they have not before
displayed their identity, and the result is
therefore of unusual importance as dem
onstraiing their full strength. The or
ganization made a vigorous and bitter
fight on Directors Carter and Durham.
thoughnobody knows why, unless it be to
merely show their power to run things
and to defeat whomsoever declined to
become their avowed candidate. The
total vote cast was 3,986, fully half of
which is estimated as having been cast
by women. The average majority for
the deputy ticket is 134. the vote being
distributed as follows:
1st P. 21 P. 3d P. Total
Dr. C. C. Carter Ti74 M2 4M 1.915
C. W. Duiliam sta Ml HiilMl
H. I). Kolfom 6t6 764 61ft-2,0t'.r
F. E. Robb'ns 673 739 68S S.068
The election demonstrated the wisdom
of the course The A BOOB so diligently
championed prior to the school election a
year ago, cf having a polling place in each
wird, which the mayor just as vigilantly
ignored, and instead authorized the con
solidation scheme at three voting places,
characteristic of the last two school elec
tions, and which, with the increased vote,
brought out by the extension of the elect
ive franchise to women and the slowness
of the judges in the central district, in
particular, prevented at least 200 votes
from being cast. In the Fourth ward
the incompetency of the judges was a
matter of constant complaint, and the
board which the mayor appointed in the
absence of the aldermen from that ward
was composed entirely of the A. P. A.
and republicans, and many of the regular
voters of the ward were obligad to submit
to having their right to ballot questioned
by the judge, who has held his posi
tion there for years, while first
voters in many instances cast their
vote without delay or interference. It
was noticeable, too, that not a woman
who voted was challenged as to her qual
ifications, while many of the male voters
were forced to swear in their votes.
Whiienumerous instances have been re
ported to The Abous of the votes of
mere girlsbcing accepted, as far as can
be learned the judges in the Sixth and
Seventh wards polling place discharged
their duties the most faithfully and effect
ively . Every ballot there was numbered
the votes were taken properly and
promptly, and no unnecessary delay was
At the voting place of the Third,
Fourth and Fifth wards, however, just
the opposite was noticeable. Notwith
tandsmg that the mayor's miscalculat
tions in consolidating the voting places
became evident, the diliatory domineer
ing disposition of the elec
tion judge was responsible for much de
lay where he wanted it to be, and he
added insult to injury by being saucy.
A large number of business men who
were anxious to vote left in disgust af .er
standing around until they were tired.
The hoard in this district seemed for
some reason to think it had discharged
its duty by 1 o'clock in the day, prior to
which time the most pronounced "solid
lumping" was apparent and those who
came after were obliged to abide the
convenience and pleasure of
his judgeship, who could not have
brought forth more censure had he been
moved by an avowed purpose to pass
upon every vote before admitting it. The
action of the judges here in the one
thing alone of rejecting an unregistered
maie citizen for the first time in the his
tory of school elections here and the
next moment accepting the ballot
of a woman without knowing her
residence ought to be alone suf
ficient ground for contest.
Indeed, there are various reasons lead ¬
ing up to the position that it is the d uty
of Dr. Carter and Capt. Durham to con
test. In the first place, it is a question if
the entire election is not illegal on the
ground that woman suffrage is unconsti
tutional. The act of the legislature
under which the women voted yesterday
Any womon of the age of 21 years and
upwards belonging to either of the class
es mentioned in article 7 of the consti
tution of the state of Illinois, who shall
have resided in this state one year, in the
county 90 days and in the election d
trict 30 days preceding an election held
for the purpose of choosing an officer of
the schools under the general or special
school laws of this state shall be entitled
to vote at such election in the school dis
trict of which she shall at the time have
been for 30 days a resident. Provided
any woman so desirous of voting at
any such election shall have been reg
islered in the same manner as is pro
yided for the registration of maie
Whenever the election of public school
offlers shall occur at the same e ecu on at
which other public officers are elected
the ballot offered by any woman entitled
to vote under this act shall not contain
the name of any person to be voted for
at said election except said officers of
public schools, and said ballots shall be
deposited in a separate ballot box, but
canvassed with other ballots cast for
school officers at said election.
Article 7 of the constitution of the
state referred to, reads:
Every person having resided in this
state one year, in the Count 90 days
and in the election district 30 days
preceding any election therein who was
an elector in this state on the flrt day of
April, in the year of our Lord, 1848, or
obtained a certificate of naturalization
before any court of record in this state
prior to the first day of January, in the
year of our Lord, 1870, or who shall be a
male citizen of the United States above
the age of 21 years, shall bo entitled to
vote at said election.
Reference to the special charter under
which the Rock Island school district is
organized and established, shows that
the council is empowered to examine
and canvass the returns the same as in
the election of the major and aldermen
therefore the contest may be rightfully
brought before that body.
It is a ft ct no, to be disguised that the
vote of the women defeated Directors
Durham and Carter, and it is only fair to
state that much of the vo'.ing that was
done against these two gentlemen was
under the impression that they were
being supported by the Catholic women,
which was absolutely untrue. It is ex
ceedingly doubtful if a Catholic woman
in Rock Island would have cast a vote
yesUr lay but for the misrepresentation of
their position, and even then some went to
the pol's under protest when urged bv
their friends to do so. and many remained
away entirely. And one thing above all
others is certainly true, and that is if
there was any voting done by women
yesterday under pastoral injunction, dic
tation and direction and there was every
appearance at one voting place of such
being the case it was not the Roman
Catholic women who so voted.
There is now pending in the supreme
court of Illinois on an appeal from the
circuit court at Alt. Vernon, a case which
is likely to test the validity of the legis
lative act permitting women to vote.
The McLain county court decided the law
unconstitutional, and the force of legal
opinion is that the lower court will be
The evidence and spectacle of the
mayor of the city lending the executive
power and influence vested in bis posi
tion, to the support of a faction no mat
ter what his debt politically to that, fac
tion in an election of the importance of
a school election, was one of the most
lamentable features or the day.
The appearance of uniformed police
men at the polls interfering with citizens in
the exercise of their constitutional rights
was an outrage sufficient to arouse the
indignation of every citizen having an
appreciation of the privileges and bless
ings of untrammeled American citizen
ship. At the polling place of the Third,
Fourth and Fifth wards James Riley, an
old citizen, was actually forced away
from the Una by one of the mayor's subs
jects, but he was not to be thus imposed
upon, and he managed after a struggle to
cast bis ballot anyway.
The defeat of Directors C. C. Carter
and C. W. Durham is regarded by the
Aruus as a great misfortune, a great
injustice and a great shame, especially
in view of the fact that it was accom
plished by willful misrepresentation.
The idea that two men of the acknowl
edged ability of Dr. C. C. Carter and
Capt. C. W. Durham, both college
graduates, with unassailable records as
school directors, and two of our best
known citizens, should be defeated by an
indiscriminate plumping process, 1 a
forcible commentary on the evil effects
of a secret organisation in controlling
elections of any kind. There is no oc
casion to reflect in the least on the suc
cessful candidates, but the election un
der the circumstances is no particular
compliment to them as they were elected
merely because they had the support of the
A P. A. organization, whose influence
was sufficient to carry the day with the
ticket it endorsed no matter whose names
Cable fr Chairman.
More honors may bejin store for Con
gressman Ben T. Cable, whose worth
and ability are appreciated in the highest
councils of his party, as well as in Rock
Island and the Eleventh congressional
dia trict. In an interview contained in a
dispatch from Lima, Ohio, to today's
Chicago Tribune, Senator Calvin S . Brice,
the present chairman of the democratic
national committee says: "As to who
will be the next chairman of the nations
al committee, he said he was of the opin
ion that Congressman Ben T. Cable of
Illinois would be selected. He is an able
man and qualified in every particular to
fill the position." The fact of the re
publicans having come to Illinois for
iheir chairman will no doubt strengthen
Mr. Cable's chances. It is needless to
say that his friends here would rejoice to
see him thus complimented.
In vain the eyes are filled with light;
In vain the cheek with beauty glows,
Unless the teeth are pure and white.
Unless the breath is like the rose:
And SOZODONT alone supple
These beauties that we all so prize.
The Former Kock Island County
He rays the Final Penaltj for the
Harder or Hh Oaatthter
A 4ihatly Scene at
John Thornton was hanged in the fed
eral jail at Fort Smith, Arkansas, yes
terday. He aEcended the steps leading
to the scaffold unaided and took his po
sition upon the trap. His spiritual ad
viser, Rev. Father Smythe of the Catho
lic church, accompanied him. He made
a short talk to those present and admon
ished them to beware of the fatal whisky
habit, which had brought him to his
present condition. He confessed to hav
ing hilled his daughter, but said that
it had been done in a drunken frenzy.
His arms and limbs were pinioned,
tne black cap adjusted and the old man
swung into eternity. The sight which
greeted the spectators after the body had
shot through the trap was a ghastly one.
Thornton was a short, heavy-set mani
and the fall was evidently too great, as
his head was nearly severed from his
The crime for which Thornton suffered
the death penalty was the murder of his
only daughter, Mrs. Laura Moynier, at
Krebsit, November 11, 189l. Thornton
went to Indian territory from this county
about 12 years ago, having previously
lived at Rapids City, where he was a coal
miner. The particulars of the trial were
given in detail in The Akgcs at the time,
a few months ago.
The Abner Gi!e and Verne Swain
came down and the Louisville, Dan
Thayer and Verne Swain passed up.
The stage of water at Rock Island
bridge at noon todav was 18.15 and the
temperature was .73.
From the above it will be seen that the
river has taken a big drop since yesterday,
the effect of which is everywhere visible.
As the water falls the situation at the
dike in the lower part of the city becomes
less dangerous, and it will not be long
before that district will be entirely out of
danger. Many residents are still subject
to much inconvenience, amnntt whom is
George Barker, wno still brings his ice
for the city up town on a flit boat.
Testimonial from ELn. S. P. Hughes,
judae Supreme court. Little Rock, Ark:
"I have used your Diamond spectaces
about a ear. and haye found them clear,
easy to the eyes and very satisfactory. I
prefer them to any I have used.
Simon P. Hughes.
Being desirous of closing up all my
accounts at once I respectfully request
all indebted to me to call at my resi
dence, 1116 Third avenue, as early as
possible and settle, as I wish to have all
matters straightened by July 1.
Frank G. Young.
For beauty, for comfort, for improve
ment of the complexion, use only Poz-
zoni's Powder; there is nothing eou si to
4th of JULY!
Just opened up the largest and
finest line of
OF ALL KINDS; ALSO
at right prices; don't forget to
call at 1717 Second avenue.
C. C. TAYLOR.
To call your attention to a few facts :
Your evesieht is priceless the eyes need good
care; improper spectacles are Injorions, yon
sbonld rot trust yonr eyesight to irresponsible
peddlera of cheap spectacles.
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Optician, and will take pains to
properly fit yonr eye for every defect of vision
and will guarantee a perfect fit in every case.
ana tmm n
If the lines in this diamond figure do not
appear equally black in all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect of sight
that causes nervous head-ache and should
be corrected at once. Eyes tested free.
H. 0. FOLSOM,
Jeweler and Optician.
Mi mm iiiwh. m in
On Monday and Tuesday of tbi week, the ladies
of this vicinity are invited to inspect tamplcs of
French, German and English dres ttoode for the
fall and winter sca-on. A representative from
one of the largest importers cf foreign fabrics
located in i his country will be at our store and
will exh bit the very latest Paris and London
novelties, bofi in robe pitterns and goods by the
yard. Samples will bj on exhibition on second
floor right adjoining oar dres department.
All ladt'S desiring to stleet choice nehndm
designs will do well to call a early as possible.
Inall the higher cost L-oods no diiDi'eates will
be sold. Thus enabling early callers to get first
selection, and with the assurance that no two
ladies will get the same nattem. This cvcln.ive
nessw:llbe a strong feature of our dress 2-oods
Rodicn, the celebrated Paris manufacturer of
high class novelties, will be fully represented in
All dress goods patterns for
orders will be delivered on or
1720, 1722 and
GO TO Tl I K
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's Dongola Oxfords $1.75 and $-2.00,
Men's Patent Leather Oxfords 13.00 and $2 50, '
Men's Working Shoes in Cong, or Lac-, $1 15 a pair,
cheap at $1 50
ladies' pat. tip cloth top Shoes $2.00 and upwards,
Ladies' Booties only $1.60. woith $2 00,
Ladies' Oxfords patent tip, all solid, only $1 10 a pair,
A full line of Lawn Tennis goods, for large and small,
from 50c and up.
In addition to these low prices we are giving away free
an elegant life size Crayon Portrait.
Call and get a card and ask for particulars.
Harper House Block. - 1S18 Second Avenue.
N. B Not open on Sundays.
Claybank, Minn., May 8, 1892.
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist, Rock Island, 111.,
Dear Sir: I have used your Pills for the
last 8 months and find I have been benefit
ed by them more than any others and find
myself greatly indebted to you for my health.
Therefore, I remain yours most sincerely,
Claybank, Goodhue County, Minn.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
STORES-Bock Island, Moline, Davenport, Reynolds
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The Bojfis Never Slip. 1 Knots toTTie.
Hammock size plate or screw, 15 cents. Clothes line sizes per pair, 15' i . U
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Agent
1703 and 1705 Second avenue. Telephone No. 1316.
and all kinds of hot weather cotton dress fabrics
Shantong Pongrecs. India s:!k, Jo'lle De Em
pire, Delhi Mulls. Pekim Pongee, Bengal Tusue,
Canton Crepes. Dutchess Mulls. Cheve-ous, Bed
ford Cords, Brandenburg Clothes. Nonpariel
Cords, Apple Blossom T;ssuc.
Are but a few of the many new ai.d attractive
fabrics which we have opened atd rTH be on sale
on Monday and while they last. The extreme
lowness of the prices which will prevoil on these
goods, will add very much to the attractiveness of
We have secured a big job in children"s and
misses summer nndervests wfD be received on
Tuesday which will sell at 10 ct-Lts each.
This is the grei test drive offered in our under
wear department so far this season.
A lot of spletudid new values i-. summer under
wear will go on sale at the sume lime which we
have no spac t e mention in uetail .
wh:ch we shall take advance
ab ut August 1st.
1724 Second Avenue.
W4L. EYSTER, Sec.
For all Kindsfof