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Supplement to the ARGUS, Rock Island, 111., Friday. Oct. 21, i&S.
THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES.
Sketches of the Standard Bearers Nomina
ted at the Springfield Convention,
July 12,1898. ,
HON. MILLARD F. DUNLAP.
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR STATE TREASURER.
Millard F. Dunlap, the Democratic
ftomlnee for state treasurer, was born
' ta Morgan county 40 years npo and I
a member of one of the oldest and most
prominent families In the state. His
boyhood was passed on his father's farm
near Jacksonville, ami he was educated
In the schools of that city. At the at?e
f It he was offered a position as book
keeper In the First- National bank of
Jacksonville, which lie accepted, and was
' gradually promoted to the position of as
sistant cashier of that Institution, and
In 1ST"0. In company with AnJXew and.
. ."William RttsftH. he founded tho banking
noCSt of Dunlap, Russc-l & Co. of Jack
sonville, wnicn proven a success irom
; the start, and Is today one of the most
prosperous and reliable banking Institu
f Uom In Central Illinois, lie has been for
I years the treasurer of hM county com-
tnlttee. and Is at the present treasurer
f the Democratic state central committee
Va4 on of the most active and energetic
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR SU PERINTEKDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.
"Perry O. Stiver of Freeport. the noml
Cor superintendent of public Instruct
tioa, baa been a resident of that city, or
Its Immediate vicinity, for over twenty
years. He was born Oct. . IKS. near
Fetter's Mills, Center county. Pa., and
his childhood waa passed in the usual
Banner of the farm boys. He waa 15
years old when his father died, and being
the oldest of four sons who were at
home. It devolved upon him to assist bis
mother in the management of the farm
and the bringing up of the younger chil
dren. Durinc tho ensulnc two years,
from the proceeds of a fifty-acre farm,
an Indebtedness of about JSOO waa paid
ft which bad tecum ated durinc the
Illness of bis father.
Mr. Silver was educated In two dif
ferent cademiea and a normal school,
though much, and not the least valu
able part, of his educational work waa
don under the private Instruction of his
brother. Prof. 8. I Stiver, one of tho
ttonor members of the class of 1X74 at
members of the state executive commit
tee, lie was a free silver man before
the calling of the famous Illinois free
silver convention In 103 and was indeed
one of those most active in making that
convention a success. He was a delegate
to the Washington free silver conference
In August, l'.Ci, and took an active part
In building up the organization which
controlled the Chicago convention In 1S96.
lie Is a warm personal friend of W. J.
Hryan, who was his neighbor when he
lived in Jacksonville. The old friendship
has been kept up, and Bryan Is still a
frequent visitor at the house of his old
friend. When I'ryan made his famous
speaking lour In ltVS be sent for Mr.
Dunlap to accompany him through, Illi
nois. In spite of the fact that he has
been so active in politics, the only posi
tion Mr. Dunlap ever held was that of
treasurer of le Central Insane hospital.
He managed his trust so well that he was
commended even by his political enemies.
La Fayette college. He began teachlnc
at the age of IS. His experience aa a
teacher covers a period of twelve years
four In Pennsylvania and eight in Illi
nois, and his subsequent service of eight
years as su; eiintendent gave him a fur
ther Insight Into the needs of our publlo
school system. In 1S9S he waa chosen su
perintendent of schools of Stephenson
county, and was re-elected In 1830 by a
majority of 1.303 very nearly If not the
largest majority ever given tn that coun
ty to a candidate for any office upon any
ticket. During the eight years be served
as county superintendent of schools bis
ability as an educator was recognised on
every hand. He was honored with every
office In the superintendent's departmnt
of the State Teachers association, both
appointive and elective. He waa likewise
honored tn the Northern Illinois Teach
ers association, bavins; been elected
treasurer, member of the executive com
mittee and president, at Dtxoa la April.
HON. NAPOLEON B. MORRISON.
Democratle Candidate for Trustee of
Events occurring in connection with
the University of Illinois within the last
two years have demonstrated the fact
that business ability is no less needed in
the administration of its affairs than
educational skill. The Democratic state
convention made no mistake in the se
lection of candidates for the position of
members of the board of trustees of that
Institution of learning, so dear to the
hearts of all patriotic sons and daughters
of Illinois. One of the candidates of the
party has already demonstrated his flt
nes for re-election, and will without doubt
be returned by a sweeping majority.
Napoleon B. Mordson of Odin. 111., can
didate for trustee of the University of
Illinois, belongs to one of the oldest fam
ilies of New England, .his ancestry ap
pearing in the records as early as 1633.
Having acquired an academic education,
he chose the business or profession of
civil engineering and followed it con
tinuously for about twenty years, when
he settled in Southern Illinois and has
since been identified with the business
Interests of that section. He came Into
this state In the fall, of 1K2, when the
contracts to build the Illinois Central
railroad were let, and his seen the mar
velous development and growth of the
state from that day to this. His political
faith Is Democracy, and he served two
terms In the legislature in 1KT3-1S74. He
Is a strong advocate of the thorough and
general education the people as the
only safeguard of free Institutions.
HON. JACOB E. SEILER.
Democratic Candidate for Trustee of
Friends of the University of Illinois
have great reason to congratulate them
selves and the Democratic party upon
the splendid character of Its nominees
for trustees of the State University,
They stand for the highest and best jpes
of educational progress, and should be
elected by overwhelming majorities. Of
the three cand Jates on the Democratic
ticket none is better qualified for the
position than the Hon. Jacob E. Seller
of Wabash county. Mr. Seller was born
on the farm where he still lives June 22.
1SCZ. His early life was that of farmers
boys usually, and at the age of 17 he
attended normal school in an adjoining
county, after which he taught school for
some time, and then attended normal
school In Indiana, after which he took
a course in agriculture at the University
of Illinois, graduating at the head of his
class. His life has been passed since
then In farming and stock raising, and
Mr. Seller is one of the most successful
farmers In Southern Illinois. He has al
ways been prominent In grange and farm
ers Institutes In the state. With refer
ence to h' politics, all his efforts In that
direction have been active and aggressive
In behalf of the Democratic party, and
he stands high In the estimation of the
people both Republicans and Democrats
of the county where he lives. He was
a free silver man two years prior to the
adoption of the Chicago platform. Mr.
Seller Is married and has three children.
His father Is one of the most highly re
spected citizens in the county, being one
of the pioneer settlers, and has resided
In the county about 65 years. Mr. Seller
Is of German descent.
DR. JULIA HOLMES SMITH.
Candidate for Trustee
Dr. Julia Holmes Smith has won emi
nence In the practice of her profession,
alone with distinction aa a sclentlflo
writer and lecturer, aa a promoter of
popular education and aa a leading ad
vocate of political reform. Dr. Smith
la an Incessantly active woman ta the
practice of her profession and aa a stu
dent of modern discoveries that develop
medical skill. Tet she keeps In active
touch with all advancements of the age.
She Is a social star and a popular club
woman. She recreates in writing at
tractive sketches for newspapers and
magazines, and finds pleasure in art and
delight in music No Chicago woman
is more beloved for sterling womanli
ness and as a loyal friend. As a recog
nition of her all-around educational
worth, and good Judgment concerning
public Instruction, she was appointed by
Governor Altgeld a trustee of the Unl
versity of Illinois four years ago. She
Is one of the charter members of the
Illinois Woman's Press association, and
has occupied many official positions in
that organization. Dr. Smith Is the only
woman who had the honor of three elec-
tions as president of the Chicago Wo
man's club, and has been an officer In
that most exclusive organization, "Th
Fortnightly of Chicago." She Is a mem
ber of the medical societies of the state,
of the American Institute of Homeopathy
and of the Academy of Physicians and
Surgeons. She is a careful student of
French literature, and fluent in the use
of that language in conversation. Withal
the doctor is an ardent disciple of Thomas
Jefferson, and believes with all her heart
in the Democracy of today.
TEUST THE PEOPLE.
THE DEMOCRATIC STATE PLAT
FORM SAYS SO.
The Referendum flank and What It
Means People Shall Tote on All
Lam The DujBfit Corrupt Legls
tures Can Be' Terminated If
the P4dplp Will IU
That plank of the Democratic state
platform which indorses the referendum
system of government reduced to its sim
plest terms means that if a Democratic
legislature is elected in Illinois a law
will be passed making it obligatory on
all future legislatures of the state that
all Important legislation shall be referred
(referendum) to the people, who shall
vote on each and every act before it can
become a law. The Republican platform
(by non-reference) opposes the idea of
permitting the people to vote, except for
candidate for office nominated of course
by the machine. Under the circumstances
It Is difficult to see how any Intelligent
man can support the Republican side of
HAD THE REFERENDUM BEEN IN
FORCE IN TUTS STATE FOR THE
PAST TWO YEAR THERE WOULD
HAVE BEEN NO ALLEN LAW.
HAD IT BEEN IN FORCE IN THIS
NATION (AS WAS ORIGINALLY IN
TENDED) THERE WOULD HAVE
BEEN NO CORRUPT LEGISLATION
AT WASHINGTON AND NO DEMONE
TIZATION OF SILVER.
The right of the people to petition their
representatives for special laws has been
upheld and practiced since our history
as a nation began. The right is protected
by the Constitution. A better example
for the demand for popular expression is
to be found in the institution of the na
tlonal party convention, in which the will
of the voters fcs forced into a platform
of demands which the representatives are
required to indorse and to promise to
carry out. In this way the will of the
people has sought to carry out itself in
the national government, and these at
tempts at popular direction of the law-
"niaktnjrp6wcr indicate the need of a
more effective system.
In the various states the direct author
ity of the people Is still more emphasized.
In a large number the people pass di
rectly on constitutional amendments, in
a number a large number of questions
may be submitted to the popular vote,
this so-called local option law being a
partial referendum, recognizing the whole
people as the possessors of real legisla
tive power and seeking to have them use
it. Under the name of self-government
municipalities, towns and villages have
been given the privilege of referring var
ious matters to the voters. Lately meas
ures have been introduced to a large
number of states to secure by constitu
tional amendment or otherwise the full
operation of the referendum. South Da
kota will vote this year (Nov. g) upon a
constitutional amendment, which. If car
ried, will establish the referendum and
Initiative In that state. It must be an
anomalous position fer the voter of South
Dakota who finds himself at the polls
voting upon the question whether or not
he has the right to) vote. For that Is
about what It meanp. He already has
the referendum, and the proposed law
simply seeks to enlarge Its scope. May
these voters be like the good Judge, "al
ways ready to enlarge his Jurisdiction."
The Sioux Falls (S. D.) Press has this
to say of the pending amendment: "There
Is no reason why the voters of the state
should not be called! upon to enact im
portant legislation by popular vote. The
history of legislation does not warrant
too much confidence in delegated law
making. State legislatures and congress
have been fruitful fields for Jobbery and
corruption. The charge has been proven
more than once thai the laws granting
special privileges nave been passed
through bribery. wSen it comes to a
popular vote corrttptuonists will have a
rather larger Job than they have with
members of a state (legislature. We do
not mean that a majority of such bodies
are always corrupt, but in nearly every
such body there are j certain solons (fre
quently in considerable percentage of the
whole number) whot can be Influenced
by bribery, direct or Indirect, to enact
laws not In harmony with the interests
of their constituents.
INDORSEMENT OF REFERENDUM.
Even representative Democracy has got
beyond hero worshiping, and the opinions
of living men are not so much regarded
as the reasons which impel their adop
tion. The opinions Of a Washington or
a Jefferson would be challenged today
were they not founded upon bed-rock
principles, or derived by the purest logic
from fundamentals which are axiomat
ic. It Is well that this to so. It divides
our statesmen Into two classes sincere
and honest men, and; bold, corrupt, anar
chic Caesars. Representation has allow
ed aa many of the one as of the other
to alt In our legislative bans. But the
party that Is now stirring direct legisla
tion will not only check the power of evil
of the Caesars, but maka their "Jobs"
Gilbert McClurg. editor of the Monthly
Bimetallism has this to say for direct
legislation: In ur senate and In our
bouse regularly occurs a most heedless
and scandalous method of voting-. Mem
bers have frequently testified, and it Is
common knowledge, that they vote dally
for or against laws concerning- which
they know absolutely nothing. Party di
rects them more than does principle.
Members, countless times, have bought
and sold votes. Inquiring: meanwhile.
'What are you going to do about it?
To disrupt this - continued corruption
which enriches trusts and robs men, I
have yet to learn a remedy likely to
srove so effective as direct legislation.
which alon may yet effect genuine Dem
"With frequent rererencum. render di
rect legislation as a part of our Institu
tions." says "Edward H. Clement, editor
of the Boston Transcript, "the whole
people of both sexes would come to real
ize that government Is everybody's bust
ness. and must not be left to a profes
slonal class composed of a comparatively
few Interested persons. men, ana not
until then, shall we approach the state
of a true republic, such as the school
books tell the children we are." Frances
E. Wlllard. in her annual address before
the National W. C. T. U. convention, at
Buffalo, in 1S97. said:
We favor postal savings banks and di
rect legislation whereby the "representa
tive government.' of which we have been
so proud and which is becoming the most
colossal of failures, can be replaced by
the skillful method invented by the only
real republic in the world that of Switz
erland, where the people originate or con
firm their own laws by a popular vote.
That is an Indorsement which should
have great weight. It comes from no
political party, but from the intelligent
womanhood of the nation. Direct Legis
While the Republican papers of the
state dare not openly oppose direct legis
lation, but confine their attacks to under
hand attacks on it. But let the Repub
lican papers say what they will, the idea
is right and will carry with the other
good ideas in the Democratic platform.
DR. HUIDEKOPER'S BUSINESS
THE NEW YORK COLLEGE OF VET
Rates of Board Horses, per day. $1.60
dogs per day, CO cents; cats, per day, 50
Baths for Dors Small dogs. 50 cents;
large and long-haired dogs. Jl. Medicat
Professional charges according to na
ture of the case.
DR. R. S. HUIDEKOPER.
Dr. Huidekoper has been placed In
charge of all our sick soldiers in Porto
Rico. He is one of Alger's pets, and was
medical director at Camp Chickamauga,
The New York Herald says:
"It is hard to discover to- what influ
ence Dr. Huidekoper owes his appoint
ment to the position of responsibility
which he had at Chickamauga, and to
the one which he at present holds as
surgeon-general of the first military di
vision In Porto Rico. Envious persons
say that it was because he once treated
a pet dog of Mrs. Mclvlnley's, and that
the president was so Impressed with his
skill In curing canine disease that he
decided upon him as the proper man to
care for the health of the soldiers. It
Is said that Senators Quay, Piatt and
Penrose had been sponsors for Dr. Huide
koper, but these men have disclaimed all
responsibility for his appointment."
There are twenty-two congressional dis
tricts In Illinois and at the date on which
this Is written (Oct. 3) twenty-one nomi
nations have been made. At every con
gressional convention the Chicago plat
form has been reindorsed with a vigor
that leaves no room for doubt as to how
the men named will vote if sent to con
gress. Following is a list of the candl
Rollin B. Organ
C. Porter Johnson...
George P. Foster
Frank C. Rodgers.....
John W. Leonard....,
William H. Wagner..
Francis E. Andrews.
Maurice T. Moloney.,
John M. Thompson..
J. G. Qulesenberry....
Charles N. Barnes...
Jos. A. Roy
W. E. Williams
B. F. Caldwell
Thomas N. Jett
Jos. B. Crowley
J. R. Williams
Fred J. Kern
A. B. Garrett
(Fifth Regiment Version.)
Springfield, Til.. Sept. 20 When the Fifth
Regiment Illinois Volunteers returned
home a few days ago and found no mon
ey to pay for their time In Springfield,
prior to being mustered into the United
States service, the boys prepared the
following parody, addressed to Governor
Why don't you pay your soldiers?
. Illinois! Illinois!
Remember they are loyal voters.
We ere all completely busted.
Oh, we haven't got a cent.
All our money has been Fpent:
To our feelings we give vent.
To our feelings we give vent. Illinois.
Oh, Wisconsin's old canteen.
Is the fairest thing we've seen.
Oh, the gold old lager beer
Gives us happiness and cheer.
But our tickets don't go here.
But our tickets don't go here, Illinois!
By the Chickamauga flowing.
Where the sweet magnolia's growing.
With the lizards and the lice
It would be a paradise
If we only had the price.
If we only had the price, Illinois.
Underneath the shady trees.
Comes a cool, refreshing breeze.
Here In camp we'd gladly stay
If we only had our pay
Now, Guv'nor. why this delay?
Now, John R., why this delay, Illinois.
Kverythlnf" on Trust.
Under the policy of WTTnr,a( t-
pubUcanlsm the trust Influence l. .rnH
the American citizen from the cradle to
the KTave. As an infant his attention is
diverted from the pangs of colic by a
rattle made by the rubber trust. He
takes his nourishment from a spoon made
by the tin trust. His coffee is sweetened
by the sugar trust. The beef trust sun
plies him with meat, and the Hour trust
will soon supply him with bread. H
gets his brain food from the fish and "oys
ter trust. He rides In cars furnished by
railroad trusts. Even his amusements
are doled out to him by the theatrical
trust. When be sends his children to
school he has to purchase their books
from the book trust. He Is supplied with
heat by the coal trust ana with light
by the gas. electric or oil trust. The
glass trust, the lumber trust, the leather
trust, the Iron and steel trust, the to
bacco trust, the whisky trust, and scores
of other trusts meet him at every turn.
When he dies the chances are that his
coffin la bought from the coffin trust.
The Republicans Are Guilty
Tanner's Pet the Allen Bill Passed by
Members of His Own Party. They
Are Not for Repeal.
Illinois Republican managers have a
hydrophobic dread of the Allen bill and
are lustily proclaiming that Inasmuch as
several .Democratic members of the last
general assembly voted for the measure
it should be tabooed as a party issue in
the present campaign.
What are the facts connected with the
passage of that infamous bill? It was in
troduced in the house by a Republican
member: it was referred to a Republican
committee which recommended its pas
sage: it was forwarded by a Republican
speaker and passed by a Republican
house. It was passed by a Republican
senate and approved by John R. Tanner,
the Republican governor, who, bad he in
terposed his veto, as John P. Altgeld did
when a similar bill came before him
while governor, would have saved the
people from an Injustice and his party
from the ignominious responsibility for
its passage. As further proof of the re
sponsibility of the Republican-Tanner
machine for the Allen bill, it will be re
membered that an effort was made at
the Republican state convention by a few
honest delegates to insert a plank de
nouncing the measure. It is a notorious
fact that Tanner and his machine used
the lash with such effect that the propo
sition was literally thrown ot of the win
dow. Having thus locally endorsed tho
Infamous measure, the Republican party
of Illinois proceeded to further indicate
its alliance with the corporate monopo
lies by renominating no less than seven
state senators and ten representatives
who voted for the Allen bill, making a
total of seventeen. Outside of Cook coun
ty, in legislative districts where the Tan
ner machine is supreme, four Republican
senators and six representatives who vot
ed for the bill. Following is the list:
Senator D. D. Hunt. 9th district.
Senator. D. J. Littler. 39th district.
Senator J. A. Willoughby. 49th district.
Senator P. T. Chapman, nlst district.
Representative D. A. Fuller, Sth dis
trict. Representative C. A. Allen. ISth district.
AFTER THE FARMERS.
How the Republican Revenue Law Is
Made to Operate Against Them.
The farmers of Illinois should vote sol
idly against the Republican ticket at the
coming election, if for no other purpose
than that of securing the repeal of the
iniquitous revenue law passed by the last
Republican legislature at the behest of
Governor John R. Tanner and the cor
porate interests backing his administra
tion. The bill, as forced through the leg
islature by the Tanner machine, might
have been entitled "An Act to Promote
Tax Dodging by Corporations, and to
Protect Mortgage Sharks." without In
the least violating the spirit of tho text
of that remarkable document. So far as
the farmers are concerned their burdens
have not only been increased but every
possible obstruction has been placed In
their way should they seek to obtain re
lief from excessive and unjust assess
ment. When the bill was under discussion In
the assembly the Democrats, who were
in a minority, made a desperate but in
effectual struggle to secure an equitable
provision concerning the time of assess
ments and the proper division of taxes
upon mortgaged property. An amend
ment was offered and solidly supported
by the Democratic members, providing
that in the assessment of mortgaged
property, two tax bills should be made
out one upon the owner's equity and the
other upon the mortgaged Interest, In
such cases the owner to hold the tax
bill against the mortgage Interest aa a
set-off against the same with Interest
at the legal rate. This amendment, which
simply proposed to place the burden of
taxation where It properly belongs, was
defeated by the Republican majority.
Another feature of the gross injustice of
the new law is the change in the time of
listing property, from May 1 to April
1. The effect of this change Is to catch
farmers with more property than if the
assessment were made May 1. when the
farmer's stock of grain and live stock Is
lower than at any other season of the
year. During the discussion of the bill
at Springfield this clause was taken up
by farmers" Institutes and similar organ
izations throughout the State and strong
protests were forwarded to the Republi
can legislators, but these were dlsre
garded and the change made despite
the protests of the Democratic minority.
As If to further oppress the farmer an
other provision of the law abolishes the
township board of review In all coun
ties outside of Cook. - "er the new law,
If a farmer desires to rrect an unjust
assessment of his property he Is com
pelted to get to the county seat during
the busiest season of the year and then
wait his turn to make his complaint. This
Is one of the most oppressive features of
ttie law, causing, as it does, great ex
pense and los- of time to country tax
As If to add deliberate Insult to Injury
the new law holds the unconfirmed word
of a corporation of equal weight with
tne oatn or a private person. In other
words, while the farmer and Individual
business man must solemnly swear to his
schedule of property, CORPORATIONS
ARE PERMITTED TO TURN THEIR
LISTS IN UNSUPPORTED BY OATH.
If the farmers of Illinois believe that
such a law Is fair to themselves they
will, or course, vote for the Tanner Re
publican ticket. If they believe they have
been discriminated against they will elect
a Democratic legislature which Is pledged
to remedy the evils of the Infamous rev
MAKING A CHOICE.
No Cltlzea Faithful to State Constitution
Can Tote for Whtttemore.
To a man who desires to pass an In
telligent vote. It Is always well to exam
ine the record snd character of each can
didate, the principles which he repre
sents and the causes which led to his
In Illinois this year, the positions on
the State ticket are not so Important as
In a presidential year, but the men head
ing the tickets are. respectively, repre
sentative of different elements and the
defeat or election of either will be looked
upon to a certain degree as an Indorse
ment or a rebuke, as the case may be.
cf the elements he represents. The State
during the past two years has been un
der the control of the Republican par
ty, or rather the concentration of that
Party In the person of Gov. Tanner. He
has been the party. Among the men at
tached to his cause and dependent upon
him for political prominence Is F. K.
W'hittemore. who has been a follower of
Tanner for ma rv vMn. He was his
chief clerk when the latter was Sub
Treasurer of the TJ. 8., in Chicago. He
was placed by Tanner In charge of the
Representative L. Y. Sherman, Jffth.
Representative C E. Selby, 3!th district.
Representative C. It. Torrance, 40th ais
triet. Representative Tt. C. Brown. 40th.
Not one of these candidates for re-election
hove pledged t hemst lvt s. either to
vote for the repeal of the Allen bill or ab
stain for voting tor similar boodle meas
ures, on the contrary, with brazen Im
pudence they flaunt their shnme In tho
face of honest citizens and say: "What
are you noliig to do about It J"
Now let us sec how the DemocratlO
rarty of Illinois stands on the Allen law
Issue. The platform adopted by the state
Democratic committee not only denoun
ces the law in the severest terms, but
pledges the party to repeal the same.
Of the Democratic members of the last
general assembly who voted for the Al
len bill only three outside of Cook Co.
have been nominated for re-election.
They are W. V. Rhodes of Green. James
Branen of Pe Kalb, and F. P. Morris ol
Iroquois. These three have each pledged
himself In wilting to work and vote for
the repeal of the Allen law. Thus we
have throughout the state ten Republican
candidates for re-ele-tion as against
three Democratic candidates, nnd while
the former are brnzenly proclaiming their
adherence to the infamous Allen law, the
latter are pledged to its repeal.
The Republican party cannot evade the
issue. John R. Tanner, the governor of
Illinois. Is a Republican, the acknowledg
ed leader of the party in this state. lie has
absolute control of the party machinery
and Is supreme dictator of the party or
ganization. He not only favored the Allen
bill, but pave his support to the gns bill,
the warehouse bill anl all other boodle
measures intended to benefit monopolies
and corporations. Should the Republi
cans carry the stnto this fall It will. In
effect, be fin endorsement of John R. Tan
ner anil the last boodle iPRlslature. Every
man who votes the Republican ticket In
November stands sponsor for the boodle
legislation of the last general assembly.
State treasury when Wulff was elected,
and was again placed in charge when
Hertz was elected. As Tanner's repre
sentative, he has practically been State
Treasurer for four years, and, at Tan
ner's dictation, was made the. -candidate
of the Republican party this year, which
will, in case cf bis election, give him a
continuous term of six years as Treas
urer of the State of Illinois, while the
law limits the term to two years. Mr.
Whlttemore represents the barnacle In
politics: the man who hangs on ns long
as there Is anything to hang to. He rep
resents the Tanner Idea In Illinois poll
tics and In State government. He repre
sents In his nomination tho one man
power in polities, and the one. man profit
In office. While he may be personally a
very nice gentleman, be represents theor
ies and practices repulsive to true Amer
icanism. Now. let ns take a look at the other
candidate, Mr. M. F. Dunlap. Although
forty years old he has never before been
a candidate for office. He has been ac
tive In politics, but never for himself or
for his own profit. Ills activity has been
that of a man who believes it to be the
duty of every citizen to keep thoroughly
conversant with political events, without
blindly following the orders of party
bosses. His selection as a candidate by
his party was due to I1I3 peculiar fitness
for the position, and because he was a
man fresh from the people, and because
he represented, not the ofllce-holdlng
class or the political machine, but the
whole people, the people who bear tile
burdens and ray the taxes.
In selecting a candidate to vote for,
between these two men. the American
citizen can hardly hesitate. In voting
for Mr. Whlttemore he must realize that
he Is voting for Tannorlsm, for machine
rule, for life tenure In office. In voting
for Mr. Dunlap he will vote for clean
politics, the rule of the whole people
and rotation In office. The thoughtful
patriotic citizen must vote for Mr. Dun
lap. MASON SCORES ALGER.
Illinois Senator Breaks Oat While Down
Senator Mason of Illinois, In an Inter
view. In the New York Journal of Sept.
10, speaking of the sufferings of Illi
nois soldiers, says:
"Shameful, disgrnceful. Infernal, dam
nable there is no word too strong to
use. Some one blundered. It Is well to
.say now, when It Is too late. But some
body Is responsible for allowing any one
to hold a position where his blundering;
would hurt. Will the apology of the gov
ernment, 'Some one has blundered give
us back our dead? Will It cause us to
forget the sufferings of our fever-stricken
boys? Will It fill the aching void of
our hearts? Is it balm sufficient to heal
the torn and broken benrts that are
bleeding in thousands of homes through
out the land? Will it make us forget
the agonies of our families, the bloody
sweat of our camp? 'Some one has
blundered!' What an excuse for a gov
ernment to make through the Kepretary
of War! This is the crime of the cen
tury, the tragedy of the nation. Our
soldiers have not poured out their heart's
blood on the altar of their country, but
have been crucified by blundering and
plundering officialdom. Our heads are
bowed In deepest woe; we must bow
them lower with very shame. AH the
world acclaimed our hundred days war.
Every tongue was aflame with the (lory
of America, her valiant army, ber su
"Today the world Is stricken dumb with
horror. Christianity Is aghast, and we
wo are listening to the apology of the
government, 'Some one hss blunderedl
and look on with streaming eyes at some
one's blunders being manifolded. I do
not criticise the army Itself. Officers
and men have behaved and fought as
Americans. Their gallantry Is ths one
theme we can go back to with pleasure.
But I do condemn the commissary de
nartments and the medical departments
with all my strength and power, and I
hope very soon to see a thorough and
proper investigation of the horrors lay
the blame where It rightfully belongs.
ITannalsm and Algerlam.
McKlnley may Investigate, Alger may
return thanks to Hanna and the rest of
his disinterested friends for their expres
sions of confidence, and partisan hands
may ply the whitewash brushes ever se
zealously, but the truth cannot be ob
scured, says the New York Journal.
Thousands of graves proclaim It. Grief-
stricken bomrs and broken hearts know
It. And justice will dog the footsteps of
the men guilty of that colossal crime bred
of the criminal politics which la peac
Is known as Hannalsm and in war as
Algerism. State Register.