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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17. 1910.
END IS SUDDEN
SUDDENLY CALLED BY DEATH
Iowa Senator Conversing With
Physician When Death
WAS POWER IN THE NATION
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Twice Considered for Vice Presidency
by Republicans Beaten by
Fort Dodge, Iowa, Oct. 16. Senator
Jonathan P. Dolliver died at his resi
dence here at 7:30 o'clock Saturday
night, while one of his attending phy
sicians, Dr. E. M. VanPatten, was ex
amining the -distinguished statesman's
heart with a stethoscope.
His death followed an acute attack
of stomach trouble which affected hi3
heart. His physicians announced that
his death was directly due to dilation
ct the heart.
Talking to Physician.
The senator was sitting in a large
morris chair when the physician be
gan the examination of his patient's
While making the examination the
physician kept up a conversation with
Senator Dolliver, and asked him how
he was -feeling.
"I am really feeling better than at
any time since my recent sickness,"
he said. "But I suppose the wolves
;wUl be set howling about my succes
sor," and the senator laughed. He
had frequently expressed, in a humor
ous manner, his opinion of having the
people pick his successor while he was
The physician continued his work
with the stethoscope, counting the
beats of the senator's heart out loud.
He was frequently interrupted by Sen
ator Dolliver with the declaration that
he was unable to hear his own heart.
When the physician had counted 14
Jeats, he informed the senator.
"That's good," replied Mr. Dolliver,
"the most I have been able to count
Discovers Patient Dead.
Th physician continued the examin
ation, and suddenly noticed that the
heart beats bad ceased. He shook his
stethoscope, believing that it was de
fective in some way. Again applying
the instrument, he discovered that the
heart had ceased beating entirely.
Upon looking into the senator's face,
he discovered that death had over
taken him. He died without a strug
gle and without pain. No one with the
exception of the physician was in the
room at the time of his death, Mrs.
Dolliver having stepped out just be
fore the physician began his examina
tion. Leader in Aaflon.
Washington, Oct. 17. Twice in
the limelight as a strong vice presi
dential possibility, and in the front
rank throughout his career in con
gress a3 an authority on the tariff
and railroad legislation, Dolliver was
one of the strong figures in public
life. As an orator he never failed
to charm his audiences with his elo
quence, incomparable stories and
homely smiles. He was famed par
ticularly for his biting ridicule
which he was ever ready to hurl at
his political opponent and which us
ually went unanswered.
Entered Congress In 1SSS.
Dolliver was born at Kingwood,
Preston county, Va., on Feb. 6, 185 8.
He was graduated in 1S73 from West
Virginia university and at 20 was
admitted to the bar. He soon moved
to Iowa and becoming prominent as
a lawyer at Fort Dodge was elected
as a republican in 188S to the 51st
congress as representative from the
Tenth district. That was his first
political office and he continued to
be in the 52d, 53d, 5 4th, 55th and
56th congresses. Aug. 23. 1900, he
was appointed by then Governor Les-
"Get on the nerves'
headaches, etc., and
one can't get clear by
The cause must be
removed. Stop the cof
fee and use well made
If the change brings
good digestion, clear
brain, steady nerves
and that feeling of per
fect poise and comfort,
"There's a Reason
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lie M. Shaw to fill a vacancy in the
United States senate caused by the
death of Senator Geer. He was elect
ed in 1902 to succeed himself and
was reelected in 1907 for a term
which would have expired March 3,
Vice PrrMdentlnl Possibility.
In the republican national conven
tion at Philadelphia in 1900 which
nominated McKinley, Dolliver prob
ably would have been nominated for
vice president if Senator Piatt and
other republican leaders then in pow
er had not determined upon the
nomination of Roosevelt. Again in
Chicago at the last republican na
tional convention, the Taft leaders
wanted the man from Iowa for the
second place on the ticket, but the
delegation was so divided between
Cummins and anti-Cummins forces
that the selection of Dolliver, the real
choice, became impossible.
When Dolliver left Washington at
the close of the last session, appar
ently strong and vigorous, he told
many of his friends that he felt that
he had "just come into his own."
! FIRST REGISTRATION DAY
Poll Books to Re Placed at Various
Voting Precincts Tomorrow.
Although tomorrow Is the first day
for the registering of voters for the
general elections in November, very
few are expected to affix their names
to the poll books, as the, judges who
have charge of these books will be in
session only long enough in the morn
ing to make up the books in conform
ity with the law. The real registra
tion day is Nov. 1, at which time the
books will be open for that purpose
all day long and the judges will be
on hand all of that time.
Notified of Nomination.
Official notifications of candidates
for the Illinois legislature were re
ceived today, having been delayed till
the supreme court had passed upon the
petition for mandamus proceedings to
compel the placing of three nominees
by each party.
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Bucklen's Arnica Salve. It's the
one perfect healer ot cuts, corns
burns, bruises, sores, scalds, boils,
ulcers, eczema, salt rheum. For sore
eyes, cold sores, chapped hands, or
sprains, it's supreme. Infallible for
piles. Only 25 cents at all druggists.
Had "Coffee Nerves" from Vouth.
"When very young I began using
toffee and continued up to the past
six inonihs," writes a Texas girl.
"I h&d been exceedingly nervous,
thin and very sallow. After quit
ting coffee and drinking Postum
about a month my nervousness dis
appeared and has never returned.
This is the more remarkable as I
am a primary teacher and have kept
right on with my work.
"My complexion now is clear and
rosy, my skin soft and smooth. As
a good complexion was something I
had greatly desired, I feel amply
repaid even tTiougli
only benefit derived
this were the
use I had
suffered greatly from indigestion
and headaches; these troubles are
"The change from coffee to Pop
ti m was made without the slightest
inconvenience, did not even have a
headache. Have known coffee drink
ers who were visiting me to use Pos
tum a week without being aware
that they were not drinking coffee.
"I have known several to begin
the use of Postum and drop it be
cause they did not boil it properly.
After knowing how it should be
pv-i-&ied they have tried it again
and pronounced it delicious."
ReadQthe booklet. "The Road to
Wellvilie," in packages.
P. Dolliver of Iowa.
Clyde H. Tavenner Meets With
HE TAKES THE NOMINATION
Sots Forth Modestly and In Brief
Form His Qualifications for
Monmouth, El., Oct. 17. (Special.)
Clyde H. Tavenner, the Cordova news
paper man who is running against
James McKlnney for congress, today
formally handed his letter of accept
ance to Hon. Robert L. Downing, chair
man of the Fourteenth district con
gressional committee, at a meeting of
the committee which Mr. Tavenner
came from Rock Island in company
with County Chairman M. W. Battles
Tavenner is not making a campaign
against Mr. McKinney personally, but
is fighting McKinney's reeord, espe
cially his votes for Cannon as speaker
and his votes against the improvement
of the rules of the house. Tavenner
has not yet announced his platform,
but is working on it. now.
The democratic candidate's letter of
acceptance sets forth his qualifications
for the position he seeks, and read3
"TavVT Letter ot Acerptnner.
Cordova, 111., Oct. 17, 1910. Hon.
Robert L. Downing, Chairman Four
teenth Ilinois Democratic Congression
al Committee, Joy, 111. Dear Mr.
Downing: I appreciate the honor the
congressional committee confers upon
me by tendering me the nomination
for congress. But I appreciate still
more the responsibility that i3 involv
ed in this vote of confidence and trust.
All I can say is that if I am elected
to congress neither the congressional
committee nor any voter will ever
have to apologize for having aided me.
Here are some of the reasons why
I believe I am peculiarly qualified to
represent the Fourteenth district in
1. My newspaper experience has
made me familiar with even the small
est details of the workings of con
gress and all of the departments of
our government. I know the mem
bers of congress personally.
2. Born on the Mississippi in this
district, I am naturally ambitious that
every possible improvement should be
made to this great waterway.
3. As Washington correspondent for
The Rock Island Argus I have found
occasion to familiarize myself with the
aisenal at Rock Island, and believe
there are conditions and rules in force
there at the present time which can be,
and ought to be, improved.
Would be RrcoKBir.ed.
4. It is very probable that the next
house of representatives will be dem
ocratic, with Hon. Champ Clark of
Missouri as speaker. In that event a
democratic representative of this dis
trict will be in a much better position
to get results for the Fourteenth Illi
nois district than a republican. Mr.
Clark has cooperated with me from
the first in the writing of my news
paper articles. His election to the
speakership would increase mychance3
of being appointed to a place on the
rivers and harbors committee
5. I have personally written all of
the literature used in the present cam
paign by the democratic national con
gressional committee. This work has
been endorsed by over four hundred
leading newspaper editors of the Unit
ed States. The position of being In
charge of the publicity work has
thrown me in close contact wth the
democratc leaders, and will obviously
work to the end of giving me a valu
able influence with the party leaders
when they are in control of the house.
Work J tint IlrcinnlnK-
not mean that my work Is over, but
actual net weight of the load of Pyrolite coal on the
wagon displayed in our yard at Twenty-fourth street and
Contest open now, closes Tuesday, Oct. 18.
that I have just been assigned to go to
work. I will consider myself some
what in the position of a newspaper
correspondent who has been assigned
by the people of the Fourteenth dis
trict to "cover" the national house of
representatives and see that they get
a square deal.
I accept the nomination, and will
Men's Club Plans.
Next Friday evening at the Sunday
school rooms of Broadway Presbyter
ian church monthly meetings of the
Men's club will be resumed. Supper
will be served at 6:30 and all old
members, together with any friends
who may wish to Join will be wel
comed. At this meeting local ques
tions will be taken up and short talks
will be made by local men. Later
will come talks on matters of wider,
though not deeper Interest, covering
some of the phases of development
in religion, politics, literature, art,
agriculture, manufacturing, and the
fads, fancies and facts, which all hu
manity has in common. The Broad
way Men's club is an organization for
all men of the city, whether mem
bers of the church or not, and the
officers will welcome any new mem-
A Statement as to What
We Are Doing.
Our great endeavor is to get
you to try us out on coffee.
We are doing all in our power
to offer you strictly desirable
quality coffee at prices a little
below other people's. But all
we may be able to do for you
in the way of quality and price
avail nothing unless you ac
tually set about to give the cof
fee a trial.
Will you let us have that
next coffee order just to give
us the chance to show you
what we can do? We do not,
attempt to show you poor qual
ities at a low, catchy price.
Quality stands first and last
with us always.
After you have used our cof
fee and made comparisons we
won't solicit you any more. We
are more than willing to let
you be the judge then.
We don't know just what
priced coffee would interest
you, but will give you the
brand and prices on each. Will
you give us the chance to
"make good?" Will you give
U3 the chance to make good
with you when you are mak
ing up your next order?
Mamlalay, pound 213 -t c
P. II. W., pound 25c
Special Blend, ponnd . . . 26c
Itogota Blend, pound . . 30c
Honduras, pound ....... 35c
Durkasco, pound ....... 40c
Battles & Co.
give a load of
Absolutely rree to
make an honorable fight to gain a place
in congress, where, in the capacity of
a democrat and a progressive Amert
can, I will be able to serve the inter
ests of the people of the Fourteenth
Illinois district and the whole coun
Very respectfully yours,
CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
jbers. It is the desire to increase the
attendance anotner nunarea.
A wedding of Saturday evening in
Chicago united in marriage two
young people, well known in the tri
cities, Miss Golda Banes, daughter
of Mrs. C. E. Banes cf Chicago, for
merly of Davenport, and Henry T.
Shunk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram
Shunk of Klrkwood boulevard, Dav
enport. The ceremony was perform
ed at 8 o'clock at the home of a cou
sin of the bride, Mrs. May Huskey.
of Oak Park, Rev. Mr. Thomas of
tre Austin Baptist church,' officiating.
There were no attendants to the bri
dal couple. A wedding supper was
served and after a wedding trip. Mr.
and Mrs. Shunk will be at home for
the winter with the parents of the
groom in Davenport. The bride was
a resident of Davenport until about
five years ago. when the family re
moved to Chicago. Mr. Shunk is a
salesman for the Independent Baking
Mrs. Joseph Ffroehlich of Daven
port has announced the engagement
of her daughter, Selma, to Simon Ru
witch of Chicago, and she received
informally with her daughter and
Mr. Ruwitch yesterday afternoon and
evening at her home on East Four
teenth street. The wedding will take
place some time in the new year. The
announcement will be greeted with
the good wishes of many friends as
the bride-to-be is a general favorite
with all who know her. She is a
graduate of St. Katharine's school
and has since spent some time in
travel, having passed the past winter
with her mother in the orient, and
different countries of Europe. Mr.
Ruwitch is a business man in Chi
cago, being a member of the firm of
R. C. Smith & Sons, shoe merchants.
Colonel and Mrs. J. H. Clark of
Davenport announce the approaching
marriage of their daughter, Lee, to
Charles W." Fowler of Chicago, the
ceremony to take place at the home
of the bride, Nov. 15. It will be an
early morning wedding, and the
young people will leave on the noon
train for Chicago, following the wed
ding breakfast. Dr. J. A. Burchit
of St. John's church, will officiate.
Mr. Fowler and his bride will be at
home after Dec. 1, at 609 South
Marshfield street, Chicago.
Musical Club Examinations.
The examining board of the Rock
Island Musical club will meet Mon
day morning, Oct. 24. at 10 o'clock
at the home of Mrs. F. W. Reimers,
1136 Second avenue. The commit
tee will examine those applying for
jP -E .J
the Celebrated Pyrolite Coal
the person giving:
active membership In the club and
it is important that all the members
of the committee be present.
O. E. S. Sewing Circle.
The O. E. 8. Sewing circle will
meet with Mrs. W. H. Schilllnger,
2920 Thirteenth avenue, tomorrow
For Mrs. George Wies.
Mrs. E. E. Ziegler at her home,
1028 Fourth avenue, Saturday after
noon entertained a company of tri
city ladies In honor of her sister, Mrs.
George Wiese, of Mollne, who Js
soon to leave for an extended stay
at Savanna, Ga. A luncheon was
served at 5 o'clock.
Rock Island chapter of the Amer
ican Women's league will meet to
morrow evening at the home of Mrs.
Clara L. Weaver, 1228 Fortieth
The meeting of the tag day commit
tee of the Bethany Home association,
announced for tomorrow, has been
postponed to meet Thursday afternoon.
Th meeting will be held at the Asso
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FIRE DESTROYS A
Building t First Avenue and Fif
teenth Street Ignited by Loco
A repair shanty at Fifteenth
street and First avenue, property
of the D.. R. I. & N. W. railroad.
Saturday evening was destroyed by
fire, which It Is thought originated
from sparks from a passing locomo
tive. The call for the Are depart
ment was turned in at 8:4 5 and
from Thirteenth street and First ave
nue. The shanty was two blocks
further east and some delay was ex
perienced in reaching the location.
Furthermore, two freight engines
with trains, blocked the road, and It
was Impossible to stretch a Itoe of
hose to the burning building. There
fore, the building, with entire con
tents. Including section tools, oil
and some property of section hands,
was destroyed. The damage will be
Just after the conclusion of the
first performance Saturday night st
the Majestic vaudeville house on
Eighteenth street escaping steam
from a pipe on the roof of the build
ing caused a fire alarm to be turned
In to the department. Manager
Qulnn, after summoning the depart
ment, appeared on the stage and as
sured the audience which had gath
ered for the second performance
that there was no danger.
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