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EMOCRATIC CANDIDATES IN
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I. V. MATTUBWS.
"andidate for Congress
Charles R. Whiteman in Record'
Herald Shows That Paper's
WENT FURTHER THAN PARKER
Roosevelt Made Play to Gain Votes and
Another to Get Campaign
In y-stfrclay's Chicago Itecoril-Her-all
Charles 11. Whitman is givt-n space
for tho following communication:
To tho Editor: In the Record-Herald
of today you editorially take Judge
Parker to task because f ifs r.'1- gc
insinuation, in his speech at !ad:sin
t-'rjuare garden Monday nlcl;:, that Cor
t"Iyo;i. as chairman of tlie republican
campaign committee, is using informa
tion that he secured as secretary of
the department of commerce and labor
to force contributions from the trusts.
In conclusion you y-ny:
"That he (the provident) is the b":i
effciary. cs a candfdate, of large cam
paign contributions from capitalists
who control trulls is undoubtedly true,
bul tile sami' is true also of.Jude
Parker. This, however, is beside the
point. The unwarranted thing is the
suggest :on of corrupt
which must react again
Evidently the sting in
-t those who
or's words lies in the intimation that
some favors can be obtained by the
capitalists who control trusts through
liberal contributions to the republican
campaign funds. No on imagines
thai such bargains are put in writing.
The giving and acceptance of money
under proper, or rather improper, con
ditions make a bargain though no
words are spoken, whether it be for)
the bribery of a judge, or of a juror, or
of a great political party. j
Ii:Im U nltrr Wrlliiuiii.
I-onu b lore the nomination of Judge!
Parker, your readers had been made;
aware from your columns that the ben-1
clieiaries of the tariff were to be milk-;
od in the interest of the r publican
party. While the republican national j
convention was in session in this city;
Walter Wellman. in a letter to t:ie
Kecord-Herald. after commenting upon
the tariff plank, which he declared
was "drafted by Senator Lodge, discuss
ed by President Koosevek and his
council of elder statesmen of the re
publican party at Washington, and af
ter a final revision brought to Chicago
in the pocket of Senator Lodge,"
"And as it is the duty of your cor
respondent to write the history of the
lay as he finds it. regardless of whom
it hurts or helps, if is also necessary
to record the fact that a part of the
program of the republican leaders is
to place before the manufacturers of
the country this suggestion: 'We are
going to revise the tariff, at least in
part. Po you want revision on those
schedules you are interested in? And
if you do want them revised, do you
want them revised upward or down
ward? We beg leave to remind you
in this connection that now is the time
to subscribe to the republican cam
paign fund.' "
Mr. Wellman cannot be charged wik
partiality for democracy. Yet Mr.
Wellman. your chosen political corre
spondent, says that a part of the pro
gram of the republican leaders is to
place before the manufacturers of the
country a suggestion that the size of j
their subscriptions to the republican
campaign fund will determine whether
the schedules in which they are inter
ested shall be "revised upward or I
nme Charcr I'urkrr Makn.
Is this charge against the "republi
can leaders" any less severe than the
charge which Judge Parker makes
against them? Is the president or Sec
retary Cortelyou any more immaculate
than the "republican leaders?" Appar
ently not. if Mr. Wellman is to be ac
cepted as authority. In a Washington
letter which apnea re .1 in the Record
Herald Feb. 1. ult., Mr. Wellman told
us. among other things, that apart
from the Northern Securities suit
'even the president's most bitter op
ponents cannot point to another ex
ample of what they have liked to call
iiis reckless impetuousness and his
penchant for getting the country into
trouble." Mr. Wellman's letter con
"Those iersons who imagine that
Mr. Roosevelt is not a pretty good poli
ticion on his own account may soon
have occasion to revise their judgment.
It requires genius of a high order to
carry on a little crusade against Wall
street, and though it gain immense
popularity with the masses of the peo
ple as the foe of the trusts, and then
to turn round and gain the approval
and possibly the help of a considerable
share of Wall street itself. There ap
pears to be every reason to believe
that when the proper moment arrives
the friends and political managers of
the president will have little difficulty
in raising a campaign fund of sufficient
magnitude to carry on the party af
fairs, and that some of the biggest
financiers in Wall street will be con
To the candid observer these condi
tions afford ample warrant for Judge
"The spectacle of demanding cim-
pa-gn funds now presented to this
country is. when rightly regarded, of
a character to shock the moral sense."
CHARLES R. WHITMAN.
HENNEBERG EXPLAINS ' r
AS TO THE QUERIES
Speaks of His Interview With Repre
sentative Cooke Circumstances
At to The Latter.
Ref -rring to the niati- r of ih- coin
mimical iopn addressed by him to Hon.
Crorg? A. Cooke, democi-iiie Candi
da' e for minority representativ. vu'l
to which he comp.ains
reply, and which Mr
te rcf cived n
s the bin t!i: t
'i T t-1 abo::i wa.;
erg Mi'te 1 t )
be did not answer beca
Mr. Henneberg qw rie ?
not enclosed .M;. !i i.:.
The Argus. Saturday rvening:
I sent tr Mr. Co K.e v. as a
!: i:ii d
form of blank sheet, containing printed
euestions referring to o rlai;i meas
ures. What I sought t- convey t
him was that I wanted trie answers
filled in after these specific printed
questions, which in substance '":e as
fellows: Are you in favor of the eigut
hour law? Are you in favor of the
anti-injunction bill? Are you in favor
of the initiative and referendum? And
The P eerier
J . 3 ....
if so in favor of instructing hold-over
United States senators to vote for
"I saw Mr. Cooke a week ago. ex
plained to him the matter on which
he seemed to have a misapprehension,
as to the nature of my letter, and call
ed his attention to the fact that the
circular spoke for itself, and that it
was not necessary to enclose th? bills.
He then told me that as soon as he
reached home he would look at the
matter again, and let nie hear from
him. When the answer did not come
Thursday night I took the matter into
the Labor congress, not as a candb
date for the legislature myself, but as
a member of the committee, to ascer
tain the views of candidates on these
It should be said, in view of Mr.
Henneberg's explanation that Mr.
Cooke did not return to Aledo between
the Saturday night that he had the
conversation with Mr. Henneberg and
the Thursday following. He spent
Sunday and Monday in Chicago, and
then came to Rock Island, going from
here to Sherrard and Cable and reach
ing home yesterday for the first time
since the interview. Under these cir
cumstances, it would seem that Mr.
Henneberg. himself a candidate for the
legislature, would in acting the part
of a committeeman, have shown a lit
tle more courtesy for a political oppon
ent had he been certain to ascertain
the true circumstances affecting Mr.
Cooke before inviting criticism of him.
ARGUS WILL DISPLAY THE
RETURNS BY STEREOPTICON
Figures Received by Associated Press
and Telephone Service Will
Tho Argus, as usual, will tomorrow
night Hash tho election returns from
v.M over the country, by means of a
stereopticon light on a screen on the
Rook Island house directly opposite
The Argus building.
The scope of the news of
the battle will pertain both to the
country at large, arrangements having
boon made through the Associated
Press and the Postal Telegraph com
pany for a complete bulletin service
and to Rook Island county, and this
senatorial an 1 congressional district,
tho returns of which will be received
by long-distance 'phone via Central
Union and independent companies.
The Central Union Telephone com
pany has arranged to display the re
turns by stereopticon.
Tottteos9 Music House
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1904.
W. C. ALLEN'.
Candidate for State's Attorney.
STRIKE ON AMONG
Twenty-two Employes of Ameri
CLAIM VIOLATION CONTRACT
Non-Union Girls Have Been Employed
Statement of Griev
ances. Saturday there was a strike at the
shop of the American Regalia com
pany, formerly the Tri-City Regalia
on Third avenue. Twenty young
women and two men, members of the
Regalia and Radge Workers' union No.
11159 left their work.
This morning a communication was
handed The Argus, in which the union
sets forth the reasons for the present
strike. The employes allege that the
firm violated a contract entered into
with the union, and has refused them
the wages set forth in tho contract.
In the communication it is stated
that the employes formed a union, in
July. H0o, at the instigation of tho
employers. The action resulted in a
betterment of trade, and a contract
was entered into between tho work
ers and the regalia company, provid
nig that tho price for coatmaking was
to be 2.1 cents, and for the pants mak
ing was to bo 20 cents. Tho former
prices were 1.1 and 12'i cents.
on: Kiny SrrurrN IllKT Oriler.
It was at this time tat the com
pany was figuring on an order for .""tt
uniforms, and in the agreement wa:;
included a provision that this order
might bo placed on time work, instead
of piece work. The company had fin
ished all of the campaign orders, the
girls claim, and had begun on the uni
form order, when the manager placed
them on time work instead of piece
work. This was after Labor dav, and
after working a week on the big order,
the manager announced that they
would again resume the piece worl
scale. but that the wages should bo
reduced to 22l-a cents on the coats. The
union charges that the employers "flat
ly, unjustly, and deliberately violated
the contract they had signed with the
One by one, as the other orders were
We Holvg Pleased Many
We HaLve Saved Dollars for Many
We Know we Can Please You
We Know we Cen Save Dollars for Yovi
We Ship Pianos Anywhere
We Sell on Small Monthly Payments
We Will Take Yovir Old Piano or Organ to
Apply as First Payment
Call at Our Warerooms and be Convinced, or
Write at Once for Catalogue and Prices
EL C EC ISLAND
. : 1
finished, the girls left their work, and
refused to begin on the order for uni
forms at the reduced scale. The com
pany has secured three non-union girls
in place of the strikers it is claimed.
Committer In ot Surcrwiliil.
Thursday evening the matter wa:
brought before the Labor congress
which appointed a committee to con
suit with the management of the re
galia company. The committee wa:
unsuccessful, and Saturday the em
ployes in a body demanded that the
manager live up to the firm's contract
He declared that the company wa;
losing money on the order, and coul
not pay the price the gills demandei
for the work. The union's communi
cation points out that the difference
on the 500 suits, between the price de
manded and the price which the man
agement offers, is but $37.50. The union
officers asked that the differences be
settled by arbitration, and this wa
agreed to. on the condition that th(
manager act as his own representative
on the arbitration board.
FALL CAUSES DEATH OF
JAMES FRACAS IN MOLINE
Skull Fractured by Contact With Steps
in Front of Edwards' Sa
loon Oct. 16.
The coroner's jury that viewed the
remains of James Fracas, the Moline
grinder who expired at the Moline
city hospital Saturday evening, return
ed a verdict that death was due to
injuries received in falling from Un
stops of Ed Ward's saloon Oct. l'J.
Fracas had been confined to tho bos
pital since Oct. 19. under tho care ot
Dr. Browning. It was not until the
postmortem examination was made
that it was discovered that h had
sustained a fracture of the skull. Th"
wound was such that the bono had
protruded and tho brain has liecn al
lowed to be exposed through the frac
ture. Oct. 1G Fracas was arrested by Offi
cer Starofsky, at the rear of the Ward
saloon. He was in a dazed condition,
ar.d Dr. Browning was called to t:ie
police station to attend him. lie was
taken to his hoarding house, and re
mained there two days. He was then
taken to the hospital. Fracas was a
gTinder at Deere & Co.'?.
Makes children eat. sleep and grow.
Makes mother strong and vigourous.
Makes a healthy family. That's what.
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea does.
C5c. tea or tablet. T. H. Thomas pharmacist.
BOTH SIDES MAKING CLAIMS
C Continued from Page One.)
give no figures, merely reiterating their
confidence of success.
Qurnflon of Slap In lomi,
Republican campaign managers pre
dict a plurality in Iowa of 125,000 to
150.000. The democrats claim It will
not be over 50,000.
Republlrnnn Claim Nrbranka.
Chairman Burgess expects Nebras
ka to roll up for Roosevelt the largest
plurality ever given a national ticket.
(Onirilr Ohio by AO.tMMl.
The republicans adhere to the claim
Ohio will give Roosevelt the largest
plurality the state ever gave a pres
ident. The democrats have been con
ceding the state by CO. 000 but now
say the plurality will be less than 50,
000. MfrliiKfln Klitht For (iovrrniir.
With Michigan conceded to Roose
velt and Fairbanks by probably the
largest majority ever given a presi
dential ticket, both candidates for gov
ernor are today making final address
es of a strenuous campaign. Confi
dence is expressed by the chairmen
of both state central committees today
as to the outcome of the contest tomor
row for governor.
Clnxr in 'olnrjnlo.
Both parties in Colorado are con-1
hdently claiming victory on tne state
ticket while the national ticket is gen
railv conceded to Roosevelt.
Iim Claim ;-ornln.
The claim ef the populists that their j
candidate, Tom Watson, will carry ,
Coorgia is dismissed without serious
Krnlni'ky For I'nrker.
The state democratic committee
maintains Parker's plurality in Ken
tucky will be not less than 12,0io.
Many republicans declare if the na
tiona; ticket is not successful they will
materially reduce the plurality given j
Bryan four years ago.
Krpiihlimna Fven Claim Mlaaourl.
At democratic state headquarters il
is stated reports from all sections of
Missouri confirm the estimated de-mo-:
cratic victory of .Ki.OoO to T.l.uod ma
jority. Similar rcperts received at re
publican headquarters snow the repub
licans are united as never before and
n close republican victory is anticipa
ted. I'tnh Cnmpiiica HIMcr.
Additional bitterness is injected into
the campaign in Utah by the American
party managers who claim in many
Mnrmnn rfistrirts rlmrrh loaders crave
DIt. CSKOKGK F. JOUXSOX,
Candidate for Coroner.
voting instructions to their congrega
tions. The charges were stmnply ele
nicd by the Mormons.
Iloth Claim Montana.
Both parties claim Montana today.
Betting odds favor the success of the
republican electors and the elemecratic
Still Bimy In Wlnt-nniiin.
The political campaign throughout.
Wisconsin is being wound up texlay
with sieech-making by adherents of
all parties interested. Ia Follette re
publicans and democrats are both con
fident as to the result in the stall-.
The republicans are practically sure
of electing six congressmen, and the
democrats one, with the four euhors in
doubt. The opinion is gene-ral that the
legislature, which will elect a United
States senator, will be a eleadlock.
Ilotli Sure of IimIIiiiiii.
Ineliana republican managers are
cemfidently claiming the state by 20.000
te ,.5.00O. While the elemecrntic mana
gers are making claims, they are usins !
orlli llnkota 'ne-l-l.
The feeling ef oonfide-ncei in Roejso
velt throughout North Dakota is so
universal the re-publicans are claiming
the state by 20,000. The de-mocrats
concede a Roeisevelt victory.
firrnt Conliileni-r In v Vork.
In New York both parties have- en
tered upon the last day of (ho cam
paign with expressions ef e-onfldene-o
in the success eif their resi e t ive- can
elidatos. Membe-rs eif the' democratie;
committee wore at headquarters e;uit?
early today. Vice Chairman Nieoil ex
pressed tho opinion which has hereto
fore bee-n give-n that the- demoerats
would have a suiuoit nt number of
e-le-ctoral votes to e Iec; Parke r.
Gov. Odell, chairman of the republi
can central e-ommiitoe. prior to leav
ing for home-, e-xpre-sse-.l absolute eein
fidenee that the republicans will carry
New York- stale. Asked as to bow far
lliggins would run behind Koo -volt,
li" said '.'.),i)on or 1ii,oni. jj,. ih
democrats will have to carry Greater
New Yerk by more than 1 loueu in (,r
de r to win.
TRINITY CALLS A PASTOR
Rev. Daniel I. Odell, of Philadelphia,
Invited to Rock Island.
At a meeting ef the vestry of Trin
ity Episcopal e:hurcli Saturday evning
attendee! by Rt. Rev. Edward M. Faw
ell, bishop of Ouiiify, a e'all was ex
tended to Rev. Daniel I. ()! il. of Phila
delphia. e the rectorship ef the local
church. The actiein ef the vestry met
with the hearty approval of the bithp.
o c K. Inland.