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THE AUGUS, -FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1904.
IS CHANCE TO WIN
D mocrali to Work lo Klect I. W
MUCH OPPOSITION TO MARSH
Reported Through District Harmony
at Bushnell Convention.
Delegates in attendance at the Four
teenth district democratic congrcssion
al eon vent ion at Rushncll yesterday
were of the opinion that, in view of
the general dissatisfaction with the
administration of Congressman H. K.
Marsh, coupled with the drift of sen
timent towards the desire for a change
in the political complexion of the gov
ernment, I here is a fighting chance for
the democratic nominee in the Four
teenth district this year.
The district, as is known, is repub
lican by what would appear to be a ma
jority that it would be a hopeless tank
to set out to overcome. Hut larger
margins have been topped in political
campaigns. An active canvass in each
of the six counties might turn the ta
bles in favor of David W. Matthews, of
Milan, the candidate of the democrats.
I'lnr T" f 'IM-n.
Mr. Matthew:; is a farmer. He has a
pretty home just on t.:e outskirts of
the village of Milan. He is a political
student and a citizen of the finest type,
one believing it to be the duty of ev
ery man who has attained the voting
ape to perform his humble part in
shaping the affairs of his country and
state. Mr. Matthews. In his address of
acceptance at the Rushnell convention
yesterday, stated that the only word in
opposition to bis candidacy that a
friend told him that he had heard was
that his father had been a republican.
Mr. Matthews coiu'csped that that was
a truth. He had b -en roared in a re
publican atmosphere, but he was happy
to be able to say that he had always
remained steadfast to the principles o'
democracy since he was allowed to
take part at the ballot box.
Will Mnkr l-tarni-nt Cnminli;n.
Mr. Matthews said that lie apprecia
ted fully the responsibility of jiccept
ing the nomination of the de.noerat ic
party for congress. He considered it
a high honor to be conferred ujwm any
man by that party. He wo"ld end -avor
to make himself worthy of the confi
dence reposed in- him. He . would
labor unceasingly from now un
til election day in the advancement of
his candidacy and he would expect all
the democrats of he district to unifj
with him in mak'ng the besr showing
possible at the polls for the entire
He firmly believed there was a
chance of winning, despite the unfav
orable impression to be bail by reason
of the large republican majority at Ike
lection two years ago. Mr. Mali hews
rtatcd that he heartily indorsed ever
sentence of the St. !uis platform.
He was opposed to trusts and com
bines, imperialism, colonization, all of
which were contrary to the constitu
tion, and disapproved of the usurpa
tion by the president of the legislative
and judicial branches f the govern
inent. He pledged bis support to the
national, state and county tickets.
K. M. (Jut brio, of Aledo. the nomi
nee for lliei.i;iel!lip on the .-dale board
of qnalization. is a prominent resi
dent of Aledo. Mercer county. He has
for visits been active in the affair of
the union miners in that section, and
will be a tower of strength to the
T. t'nnt Nrrrrturr of Stair.
The congressional committee was
authorized to fill any vacancy that
might occur in the ticket between now
and election day. The committee also
was empowered to take such action as
it might deem expedient to secure at
the hands of the secretary of state the
proper recognition of the Bushnell
nominees, as there might be some con
fusion in t'ne mind of that officer in
vTew of the nam.ng of candidates by
the alleged democratic convention
held at Moline by J. P. Looney. Judge
J. H. Mickey, and others, who talked
oii the question, did not anticipate that
the nominations made at Moline would
have any standing when the sccretary
of state had been made familiar with
the true situation in the Fourteenth
The convention was one of the best
attended held in the district in a num
ber of years, indicating a healthy
awakening among the democrats, all of
whom expressed a determination to rid
the party of all discordant elements.
There was harmony at Bushnell yes
terday. The men who were there were
democrats. F. K. Compton. candidate
on the Loonoy ticket for the equaliza
tion board, and others whom the Rock
Island pretender has been seeking to
line up. were present and took part
in the proceedings of the convention.
PRINCIPLES OF DEMOC
RACY ABLY AND FOR
CIBLY SET FORTH.
ROMANCE OF FATHERLAND
CULMINATES IN A WEDDING
Miss Augusta Schnock Keeps Promise
of 15 Years Ago and Comes Here
To Marry Herman Behnken.
A romance that had its beginning
in school day dreams on the othei-
side of the ocean culminated yester
day afternoon in the marriage at the
German Lutheran church of Herman
Behnken and Miss Augusta Schnock.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. C. A. Mennicke. The attendants
were Henry Behnken and Miss Anna
Horst. A wedding dinner followed at
the home of the groom's parents. Mi.
and Mrs. John Behnken. 720 Twenty
fourth street. There were 75 guests,
including the members of the Rock
Island Maennerchor. which gave fev
eral songs. The couple received num
erous handsome gifts.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. August Schnock, of Hanover.
Germany. She anil her husband were
schoolmates there. He left 1" years
ago to cast his fortunes in America.
Before his departure he exacted a
promise from his little sweetheart
that she wait until he was ready to
take her for his bride.
Several months ago his brother
Henry returned to the fatherland for
a visit. He visited the young lady
and delivered the message of his
brother that the latter was ready to
welcome her to his new home- in Amer
ica. The consent of the parents was
obtained, and she started for Rock
Island. The groom is manager of
Otto Tatting's Casino saloon on Twenty-fourth
I'ete Pfatf has had his bowling al
leys at the St. Julien refitted and
placed in first class shape and will
have an opening with lunch tomorrow
evening. He inv'ts his friends to
call and inspect the premises.
Justice .1. H. ''i' laiii officiated ;,s(
evening at I lie marriage of Joseph Me
Bride and Miss L'iej!; Graff, both resi
dents of Muscatine. Iowa. The groom
is a Itorsesboer. The couple returned
home jat evening.
Address to Party Clvxbs by W. R.. Hearst Sum
marizes! Ca.mpeJgn. Issxies cvnd Urges
Vigorous Prosecution of Battle.
W. R. Hearst, president of the Na
tional Association of Democratic clubs,
has issued the following address to the
As president of your association I
remind you of the great opportunity
which presents itself to all democrats
in the coming election and urge upon
you special activity and untiring en
ergy from now until the closing of the
polls. The people of the United States
are preparing once more to express
through the national vote the national.
conscience and the national opinions
on government of the people. I hope
that every official and every individual
member of every club in our associa
tion will do all that he can and more
than ever before to promote and ex
pound the interests and the beliefs oi
genuine Jeffersonian democracy.
I call upon all members of the clubs
to begin earnest campaign work im
mediately, to reorganize where reor
ganization is necessary, and especially
to respond promptly and energetically
to every suggestion that may come
from the national management of the
I have offered my services and those
of my newspapers to the managers of
the democracy, and in so far as I have
felt justified as your president in so
doing I have offered the much greatei
influence of the National Association
of Democratic clubs, pledging the hon
est co-operation of all the members to
further effort on the lines of that genu
ine democracy in which a majority of
the American people believe.
There are special reasons why the
democrats of the United States should
assert themselves and work energetic
ally in this campaign. First and fore
most there is the permanent duty be
fore us all we must restore the gov
ernment of this country to the hands
of the people, for whom and by whom
the government was created.
As democrats we are interested es
pecially this year in repudiating and
disproving by earnest, sincere work
the charges made against ns. The
president of the I'nited States, in his
formal letter of acceptance, calls all
democrats hypocrites and time-servers.
He says that they are compelled to im
provise their convictions, and that it is
no wonder that they forget their con
victions over night.
He declared in bis speech to the
committee that notified him of hi?
nomination that the democratic partj
believed in nothing in-particular, and
that such beliefs as it had were simply
based on desire for office and could be
changed to suit the shifting times.
!. v to Itrflllr It.
It is the duty of the members of the
National Association of Democratic
clubs and of all democrats to unite in
proving that democrats have princi
ples, and permanent principles. We
should unite to preach our democratic
beliefs from now until election day
and to vote for those principles on that
day. The republican party which now
calls democrats men without principle
or honor, praised in its first national
platform two men in our history, coup
ling them together Washington and
.leffcrson an. I declared in iavor of "re-
QUALITY FOR QUALITY
PRICE FOR PRICE
STYLE FOP STYLE
Assortment Against Assortment, Our Cloak and Millinery
partment will out do any other in the west.
As we are the only Exclusive Cloak and Millinery Store in
Tri-Cities and have few equals anywhere, it naturally follows
by giving our whole undivided
attention to these lines we suc
ceed in getting better and
larger assortments, can buy at
better prices, as we do our own
buying, so can therefore sell at
No newjpnp-r ill'!? r.i t i on -- - p!v you nny correct Id? of
the value f slvorfif .--m-r nrtn" appnr1. You
mut ne- the nrtici . to richt'y J vie? V let.-ni ujon
th material t:j ?. Vrt .'- v n- u r fti; nrd th
W know poit:vi'
Suits, Ski-t. rnr. 'Vsi
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opportunity to 0o
p"Tiii b-t-'r values in Ctoa's.
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TVs to if : i n! !ve u tn
'rr'nin RSrt 7f7-r7p 'oK ;c,sewhe if you wish be-
Hlf fGnf&'r' &rPlaWhm forc Du'ing here. But be sure
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$MG?116 Wost Second Street, DA VEHPORT cr buying elsewhere.
storing the action of the federal gov
ernment to the principles of Washing
ton and Jefferson." The democracy
must prove that, unlike the republican
party, it still adheres today, as in the
past, to the principles of Jefferson;
that it means to perpetuate the kind of
government which Washington's cour
age and statesmanship created, which
Jefferson's genius molded and carried
The republicans, who. since the is
suing of their first platform above
quoted, have changed from praise of
Jefferson to service of the trusts, must
be made lo realize in this campaign
and on the coming election day that
the democratic party still has its Jef
fersonian principles, that it has the vi
tality to fight for them, and to win.
Majority Are PriiKxratii.
The people of the I'nited States are
democrats at heart, a vast majority of
them. They do not put money above
men, they do not believe that a gov
ernment which was established by all
the people should be taken out of their
hands and turned over to a selfish few
to be exploited for their own profit
Every member of our National Assoc!
ation of Democratic clubs will render
great service to his party and, what is
far more important, a great service to
the nation, by expounding and advo
cating earnestly from now until elec
tion day the principles and the beliefs
which constitute the force of the demo
cratic party. Unlike the type of re
publican represented by the trust own
ers and apologists the democrats real
ly believe in the teachings of Jefferson.
They really believe what they say
when they advocate fundamental dem
Democrats believe in these specific
principles strongly emulated in the
democratic platform at St. Louis this
year. If President Roosevelt will read
that platform he will see that he is
mistaken in thinking that the party
which opposes him is "apologetic, fee
ble in conviction, willing to sacrifice
principle to place."
The democratic party stands for the
freedom of the press, of conscience
nnd of speech, as it has always stood.
It opposes the attacks on freedom of
.he press that have disgraced Colorado.
It opposes the injunction against free
speech issued by republican judges on
the order of corporations.
llrnprctM V ! Highta.
The democratic party has a great re
spect for vested rights it also has a
great hatred of vested wrongs, no mat
ter how long or respectable their ante
cedents. Democrats believe in the
statement of their platform that "the
rights of labor are certainly no less
'vested,' no less 'sacred' and no less
'inalienable' than the rights of capital.
Democrats denounce the exportation
without process of law of working men
and women from the state of Colorado
or from any other part of American
soil. The democracy detests all kinds
of anarchy, nnd especially that which
puts the executive of a state, backed
by the militia, above the laws and
above the courts.
Democrats believe in handling the
people's money as carefully as an indi
vidual would handle his own. spending
any amount usefully in the real in
terests of the people to whom the
money belongs, not one dollar ex
travagantly for the subsidising of
railroads, for instance, or the payment
of extortionate prices to brazen agents
or organized plunderers, such as the
representatives of the armor plate
The democracy believes in putting
the thieves out of the postoffice and all
other branches of public service, from
the United States senate all the way
down. The democrats believe that
public property is public property,
and that not even the occupant of the
white house should turn men-of-war
into private yachts or make the officers
or sailors of the navy the domestic
servants of the president's household.
The democratic party believes in ex
pansion it is the party of expansion,
as Jefferson was America's greatest
expansionist. But it is opposed to
imperialism. It believes that those
that come under the American flag
should be treated as Americans. tia:
they should be made to share all the
privileges of Americans, and not treat
ed as conquered subjects, to be ruled
by the personal favorites of a personal
(nntm Pint form.
The democratic platform says: "We
denounce protection as a robbery of
the many to enrich the few." and the
democrats mean exactly what the plat
form says. They know that through
protection the trusts rob the public,
workingmen and business men alike.
And democrats, if elected, will find a
way to pull away from the trusts their
protecting cloak the tariff. The dem
ocratic party believes in spendinu the
national money to increase the wealth
of the nation and of the individual, i;.
the building of the isthmian canal,
which will bring closer together the
east and the west, put a check on te
extortion of railways and multiply by
two the defensive power of our nav
The democracy believes in nationai
improvement by the reclamation of
arid lands, supplying homes to millions
of citizens in the future and an increas
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five pieces 50- 1 F1 H. l I IV 1 JT l Jl. BOSTON
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J plaids, worth f DJU JJ) j j J K M J Ijivl V-ll 'eSS PrmPt 0
0 Saturday 59c. 07 vice daily...
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iWe Sell ToeMorrow Shoes!
Don't suppose the story of the Toe-Morrow Shoe has reached your
ears yet. because the shoe is not supposed to go on the market till
February next. Our buyer was in the factory, raw it. liked it. and in
s'sted that we be given a line at once. They have arrived, and are
beauties. The accompanying cut shows the new feature of the Toe
Morrow Shoe, which is in the Hks. You'll notice that t.ie box of the
toe hr.s a square effect, and it's very attractive. That's the style of
the Toe-Morrow. You see, we are showing them in advance. It is said
Chicago merchants are buying many thousands of dollars' worth of this
Toe-Morrow stylo for next spring's trade. None will reach the tri cit.es.
except what we have, until spring.
. . There are features about this Toe-Morrow Shoe that are good be
sides the toe. Some of them are: That the finest patent colt stock is
put in'o them: another, that the best workmen in the factory make
them, hence they have the best workmanship: and still another and a
very important one is. that they fit. and stay fitted, until worn out.
Compared with other ladies' shos. they are worth $.": but the IM(5
' ROSTON always wants to do better than the usual,
and has made its price
Are your boys hard on Shoes? This
i:; the place to come to get a shoe
that will wear nnd still have tin
style and fit. Try our satin calf;
they are right, anil a guarantee of
good wear goes with every pair.
These shoes are usually sold for
$1.75. but the RIG
BOSTON'S price is
Any size, from little gents' No
y"s to boys' size SVfc.
Our ?2.15 ladies' shoo is full of
merit, workmanship, fit and style
combined. Perfect fitters and are
the latest lasts. We carry the high
or low heels, heavy or light soles,
anil a new pair given if they go
wrong. Siost dealers give you no
better for $3: our
price, only ,
Our $1.0.r. line for the ladies is the
up-to-date kind, having in them
everything that goes to make a
shoe wear. This is not a common
Sl.I.r shoo, hut as good as any re
tailer will charge you $2..ri for.
(inarantee goes with every pair.
TIIK "EMRRKSS" -Shoes with this
brand or trade mark are well known
in Rock Island and Moline as the
Adams store (Mr. Adams is now our
shoe buyer, and has sold thousands
of them to pleased customers peo
ple who came back time after time
for the same as I hey had before
the "Empress.") The price they
were sold for in Rock Island was
$:;.! our price is
Our buyer have collected for your benefit the
best fruits of the world's silk looms with intelligent
deference to tio tastes and needs of the tri-city
ladies. We intend that this store's silk prestige
shall be adde 1 to this season, hence have secured a
still larger an 1 better stock than ever before. The
rough silk suitings, pompadour effects, the mousse
lines, crepe chinas, Uiuisines. ?repe de chines, taf
fetas, and the enormous variety of shirt waist suit
ings silks are bound to please. A few convincing
New Moire siiks, in checks, dots and plaid effects,
for both waists and dresses, colors navies, the new
onion brown and the new green, fashion's lost pop
ular shades; excellent values. Q&C
Fancy silk et inline cords and new Moire eflecis.
used especially for dresses, very large assortment to
choose from; J 25
New waist si ks. in ivrsiiyi designs and effects, and
fancy plaids with large embroidered dots an-i in
ures in the w.inted colors, navies ana
lt--.viTi c Kneoial :it
:;i'.-inch 'warra it-d peau de soie. black, regular $!.-.
kind; our special price for Salun.ay s
RIack peau d3 soie. five pieces only.
worth $1. for Saturday
Extra: Five pieces of regular SSc
black taffetas for Saturday
to go :u
New Coats Attractively Priced.
The principal selling of women's coats in the tri
cities centers at the Big Boston.. There is satis
faction, certainty and ultimate economy in getting
one's wraps h re. We show attractive styles and our
assortment is is large, coupled with right prices.
Note the excellent coats, 27-in long, of fine black
cheviot, lined and stylishly made, bargain X f?
and no doubt about it m J J
Roth loose and tight fitting backs, of kersey and
zibeline. correct collars and sleeves. C
nicely lined. Cheap at JrmJJ
12-in. as well as the shorter lengths at this price,
made of the new mannish cloths and styles that are
just the wanted kind this year J C
Our price mJJ
Rich kersey c tats. 12 in. long. Also those ma le uf
the mixed clo'ihs. Than for tin-so wishing heavy
plain kerseys, satin lined, we have just the kind to
please. Rest $1" coats Davenport "JO OO
has ever shown only A.J m J KJ
27 and 12 in. rich coals oT meltons, mixtures and
fancy cloths; loose, semi and tight lilting. Realities
and no doubt abort X5 00
At $20.00 One of the special styles at this price is.
the ."ft inch coat of black, brown and blue cheviot
loose and with belt. To see it is to want it. High
grade novelties, a hundred of them that sdl at $2."i.
?2S..-0, ?3", $2..r,n and $45. Jifl
Stilish Suits Rightly Priced.
We do not be'ieve after you see our attractive suits
that you can resi-t buying. Styles the latest and
best, workmanship the very best, and prices lowest,
whv shouldn': you buy lu re?
At $7.42 At thic low price we will snow nearly a
dozen styles ii :! Eions. box. poplin and in.
tight fitting. A tine line of colors.
At $9.95 Th: Big Eoston will give its patrons val
ues at this price no other store can touch. All wool
cheviots, homespuns, mannish mixtures in the coi
rect styles that are sure to please.
At $15.00 At this price you'll tind one of the stocks'
strongest points. The variety and styles and Hie
large assort ncnt of materials combined with Un
real values at so popular a price as $1", will make
the sales of tnis lino extremely large.
At $18.50 At this price the attractive new browns
and blues, th - rich black and fie taking semi lit t ing
coat backs, w ill the cute little belts make them
ed area to the essential wealth-produc
ing sections of the country.
Because it opposes corruption and
t'ij substitution of cash for the will ot
the people the democratic party favors
the election of United States senators
by the direct vote of thi- people. The
democracy favors the admission of the
territories of Oklahoma and Indian
Territory, of Arizona and New Mexico,
to the full power of stat: hood. It be
lieves that these ciiTi-munities, equal
in character and intelligence to any
others in the United States, should
have tV same rights and privileges as
any other American community.
l'rotrct tir Home.
Tie democratic party demands tb
extermination of polygamy, the en
forcement of the laws that protect
t'te American hmv today and the
American rare in ?h- future. The dem
ocrats believe in a great navy, to h"
used solely for protection against ag
gressors. They oppose a great stand
ins army which can be used against
the people themselves. These, with a
heartily pledzed support of the Monroe
doctrine, a demand that the service of
the old soldiers be fairly and generous
ly recognized, and a vigorous protest
against the attempt of President Roose
velt to stir up race hatred as an en
gine of political advancement, con
stltute the main features of the latest
democratic platform, worded to inee;
the especial conditions and emergen
cies of the day.
Rack of this platform and above M
stand the eternal principles of ecual
rights and of just government that are
the foundation of democracy.
These principles move and inspire
t'ne true democracy of this country.
They are princip'eg that cannot be sm
proved or destroyed, for they are a
part of justice itself and a part of the
Democrats believe in the just distri
bution of tin- cost of government. For
that reason they demand an income
tax that shall put the burden upon
those best able to bear it.
Democrats believe Dial the people
should control the national and muni
cipal monopolies. They believe the
people alone should own and control
the public necessities in order to re
main free.. Therefore they advocate
national ownership of the railroads,
the telegraph, the municipal ownership
of the city streets, street railroads, and
of city necessities gas and electric
light, as well as the water.
IVo;l- shouM t'ootrol rrr!t !-.
Democrats believe with Jefferson in
American independence, equality ami
opportunity for all. special privilege:;
for nonn. They realize that there can
not be national independence while a
few men control national necessities.
That power which controls life's neces
sities controls the people and the
democrats are determined that there
shall not grow up within this govern
ment a power Kreater than the people.
The members of the National As
sociation of Democratic clubs should
emphasize in their discussion these
fundamental principles - principles
that are permanent because they are
based on truth and that are destined
to rule in the administration of this
And while exiKunding the principles
of the democracy the democrats should
not fail to call attention to the dif
ference between Thomas Jefferson's
preaching of equal rights and the re
publican party's practicing of special
privileges. It is a far cry from Jeff- i
son's equal rights ideas which the re
publicans indorsed in their first nation
al convention of tiie llanna idea of
special privileges which republicans
have- ended in accepting.
We democrats hold now, as we did
one hundred years ago. to the doc
trine of equal rights for all and special
privileges for none; while Mr. Roo-
volt's party and Mr. Roosevelt, with
every appointment in his il'i bestowed
upon some trust puppet, hold.i to the
doctrine of special favors for tho;
who can and will pay.
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST.
Bowling Alleys to Be Opened.
The Kt. Julien bowling alleys at
Seventh avenue and Seventeenth
street have been completely refitt'd
by Manager Pete Pfaff. who announced
that they will be opened for the season
t morrow night. An expert from Mil
waukee came here to do the work, and
it has been thoroughly done. Mr. Pfaff
states that several ttowling clubs are
in prcoss of organization and a good
season is in prospect.
Licensed to Wed.
John lamann Rraddock. Pi.
Miss Sadie Oreer Coal Valley
Joseph McRride Muscatine, lov.a.
Miss Luella Graff Muscatine, Iowa
Modest De Wuef Rock Island
Miss Octavie Moyaert Rock Island
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