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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1910.
membership and maintains a suite oi
fine ciub rooms. He is also president
of the National Belgian-American
Alliance. He is at present president
of the Moline Gazette Publishing com-
CANDIDATES ON THE DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET
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The democrats of Rock Island
rounty have never gone before the
people with a stronger, more repre
sentative, or better balanced ticket
than that which they present this
fall. Geographically, collectively and
as it pertains to the qualifications
of the individual candidates, it could
not be improved.
IIl'BF.R FOR rOl'STV Jl'Df.E.
Albert Huber, candidate for coun
ty judge, has been a resident fit
Rock Island since his second year of
age. lie has been in the practice of
law for 10 years and has been suc
cessful from the beginning. His bus
iness is of a clean sort, manage
ment of estates, investigation of real
estate titles, commercial adjustments
and trial of civil cases. His success
is due to hard work and study, prin
cipally after working hours, for he j
left school at the early age of 11
to work his way in the world. He is
a man of studious habits and besides
his studies in the law, which he
keeps up regularly, he is a lover of
gcod literature, which he reads in
four languages. Careful deliberation,
diligence in study and calmness of
spirit make the judicial temperament
and those who know Mr. Huber say
he possesses these qualities. He in
terests himself in public affairs and
hold important offices in several as-1
socjf tions. If long years of contact
Democratic Nominees for Congress
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C. H. TAVENNER.
Clyde II. Tavenner, democratic can
didate for congress in the Fourteenth
district, has fought his own battles
from the start, and he has made good
at every turn. He had no influential
friends to boost him, either, at least
not to start with. He made influential
friends, however, by always keeping
his word and by always making good.
No one has ever had to apologize for
having boosted him. He has earned
all of his own clothes since he was 7
The man to whom Champ Clark last
week telegraphed "I would rather maka
a speech for you than any other man
in America." worked a whole year in a
country printing office as a boy at $1
a week. The second year his salary
was $2 a week, and the third year $3 a
week. It was while setting type at the
case that Tavenner learned to write.
His articles are now printed from
Maine to California and are even trans
lated into German, Swedish and Bo
hemian. Tavenner had made up his mind to
be a newspaper man when he was 8
years old. When he was 14 he was
printing a little paper which he called
"The Boys' Bulletin." He went from
that on- up the line until he became
one of the foremost correspondents In
Washington. He went to Chicago,
where from a start at a small salary he
became one of the best all around re
rcners on the staff of the City Press
association, covering the most impor
tant assignments, being connected with
much of the detective work of the
press of the city. Then he went to
Washington as correspondent of The
Argus, His letters attracted the atten-
W. D. HALL.
with men and women at their daily
work and long years of self-instruction
and the experience acquired by
10 years of contests at the bar will
go to the making of a good judge,
1 Mr. Huber is well qualified for the
position to which he has been nom
inated. V. D. II A 1.1. FOR rOl'STV CLERK.
Warren D. Hall of Port Byron,
nominee for county clerk, was born
Oct. 7. 1863, in Hillsdale county,
Mich. He worked on his fat-her's
farm until 13 years of age, attend
ing country school. He then moved
with his parents to Jonesville, Mich.,
where he attended high school three
years. At the age of 16 he came
west to Moline. and after working
for one summer for the Keator Lum
ber company, entered the office of
the Moline Dispatch to learn the
printer's trade under Samuel Ken
nedy, who was then proprietor. He
has held positions since finishing his
trade on the Davenport Democrat,
four years; Rock Island Union, and
Moline Republican. He is one of
the charter members of Twin-City
Typographical union, being present
at the 25th anniversary held in Rock
Island recently. In 1S91, he went
to Port Byron and was employed
on the Globe for some time, but scon
acquired an interest, and is now sole
owner. He is a member of the or-
tion of other papers. Now he has a
clientele of 1,200 papers reaching from
coast to coast, and his letters are read
by millions of people. As all those
who have ever read any of "Tav's"
articles know, he has always used his
time and ability for the people. He
could have made more money by writ
ing from the viewpoint of the special
interests, but his pen was not for sale.
He is known throughout the country a3
the Washington newspaper man who
has told the people 'the truth.
Tavenner was born at Cordova,
Rock l.-land county. His father is .L
E. Tavenner, still a resident of Cor
dova, and a prominent G. A. R. man
Mr. Tavenner is 28 years of age and
PETER RINGOAIII, FOR SENATOR.
Peter Ringdahl, candidate for
state senator from the Thirty-third 1
district, is a resident of Aledo, Mer
cer county, where he has lived con
tinuously since 1S69. .Mr. Ringdahl
was born in Sweden in 1838. He
came to America in 186 4, locating in
Chicago, where he remained until
his removal to Aledo. He is engag
ed in the merchant tailoring busi
ness. He is a property owner in his
home city. He never before sought
public office. Mr. Ringdahl is a dem
ocrat of the old school, casting his
first vote for Horace Greeley and hav
ing stood by his party colors un
II. L.. WHEELAX FOR LEGISLATURE.
Henry L. Wheelan, who has been
nominated by the democrats of the
Thirty-third district to succeed him-
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der of Knights cf Pythias, having
been K. of R. & S. of Albrecht lodge
of Port Byron continuously, with the
exception of one year, since its or
ganization. Sept. 21, 1891. He is
also a member of the Court of Honor
and the Tri-City Press club. He has
always been a democrat, casting his
flrst three votes for president for
Grover Cleveland. ,
In Port Byron he has held the
office of village trustee and vil
lage clerk four years and is now
justice of the peace of the town
shii. which office he is holding for
the second term, lie has always tak
en an interest in county affairs and
understands the needs of the bounty,
for his long service in the newspaper
field has brought him in close touch
with the county officials, yet he has
never before asked the people to
elect him to a county oftue. No per
son questions his fitness for the po
sition of county clerk and if he is
chosen by the people of the county
no one who votes for liim will have
cause to regret it.
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Dudley Marshall, candidate for the
; new ofrice ot prolate judge, is a na
jtive of the coifnty, being a son of C.
i B. Marshall, and is a Rock Island nro
jduct. He was born a? Cordova. July
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H. L. WHEELAN.
1 born in Rock Island 47 years ago. He
has always made this city his home.
Educated in the public schools, he af
terward took a commercial course and
then embarked in the grocery business
with his brothers. For a number of
j years he -was so engaged. Later he
was a paving contractor, and in more
recent years has been in the insur
ance business, being local and district
I representative for some of the leading
I old line companies in the country. He
I has twice served tiie Fifth ward in the
j city council, has been city and county
j chairman of his party, always giving
I faithful service, and two years ago was
j elected to the legislature. The strong
left endorsement he could have craved
self as minority representative, was
a say fjs r.
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THOMAS E. COLE.
14, 1SS2, and his early education was
in the schools at Cordova. When the
family moved to Rock Island he en
tered the graded schools here, gradu
ating from Lincoln school in 1895, and
four years later he completed with
honors the high school course, gradu
ating in 1899. For several years he
was employed respectively in the
freight offices of the Rock Island &
Peoria and the Burlington roads and
then he began preparation for his
chosen profession. He entered the
law offices of Searle & Marshall for
the study of law and was admitted to
the bar in 1905. He then put in a
year in the Yale law school at New
Haven and graduated with a degree
He at once entered the law
firm of Searle & Marshall and has
been a successful practitioner since
and is regarded as one of the rising
young members of the Rock Island
THOMAS K. mi.K FOR PROBATE
Thomas E. Cole of Andalusia, nomi
nee for probate clerk, is one of the
best known men in the lower end of
the county. He was born in Buffalo
Prairie township, Doc. 27, 1SG3, and
located in Andalusia April 7, 1902.
There his home has been since, he
having been successfully engaged in
j was the vote of his own ward and pre
jc iuc t in ;the September primaries.
The bes-t evidence of a man's worth
is his standing at home and the people
among whom Henry Wheelan ' has
lived all his" life indicated how they
feel toward him in the highly compli
mentary vote they gave him for re
election to the office he has filled
iwith credit to himself, his district, and
TLE GIVEN LEE
So Voted by Judges in Debate
of Society at Augustana
BELONGS IN HALL OF FAME
Held That lYotest Against Recogni
tion Is Not Becoming of People
of the North.
That Robert E. Lee not only is en
titled to a place in the hall of fame,
but is the greatest hero of history,
was the verdict of the judges in an
interesting "hero contest" last even
ing at a meeting of the Adelphic so
ciety of Augustana college. The
unique program attracted a large at
tendance and great interest was mani-
l fested in the outcome of the contest.
Five-minute speeches were given by
j seven speakers on their favorite char
acters of history, and Professors I. M.
Anderson, Jules Mauritzson and L. W.
Kling served as judges on merit of
presentation. In addition to General
Lee, other characters presented for
consideration as the "greatest or the
great," were Abraham Lincoln, the
apostle St. Paul, William Shakespeare,
GustavuB Adolphus, Charles XII of
Sweden and Joan of Are. The apostle
St. Paul was given second place by the
Loyally and Grniun Shown.
Robert E. Lee's nobility of charac
ter, his loyalty to Virginia and the
cause which he believed was the right
I one, his marvelous military genius and
untiring energy and fortitude 111 the
face of overwhelming odds were the
chief points delineated by the speaker
who chose "the leader of the lost
cause" as the greatest of heroes. He
said in part:
"Lee was a warrior, the hero, not of
one emergency, not of one crisis, but
of a thousand. But he was infinitely
more than this. He did not sink the
man in the military man. He had all
the soldier's virtues, he was a 'chev
alier without fear and without re
proach,' hut he was glorified by a
whole galaxy of excellences which sol
diers seldom have.
Idol of flip South.
"Lee is and always will remain the
idol of the south. Yet, with the pass-
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EDWARD CORYN. ,
the lumber and hardware business.
He has served his township satisfactor
ily as justice of the peace and school
director and is held in. high esteem
by all who know him.
EDWAKO CORYN FOR TREASURER.
Edward Coryn of Moline, who has
been nominated for the office of coun
ty treasurer, is a man who has served
his city faithfully at various times
a holder of public office. He has also
been connected with many important
institutions in Moline for years.
Mr. Coryn is a native of Belgium,
having been born at Lootenhutle,
East Flanders, Nov. 2, 1857. In the
year 18S1 the Coryn family immigrat
ed to the United States and settled
in Moline. ,Mr. Coryn was given ex
cellent educational advantages and ac
quired both the French and Flemish
languages at school and since coming
to this country, he has. of co,nse,
added the English language to his
During his first few years in Mo
line he was employed at various oc
cupations. In 1892, with Charles A.
Rank, he entered into a copartnership
Jin the retail grocery business, and con
tinued till 1895, when the company
disposed of its stock to two faithful
employes. At present, Mr. Coryn is
second vice president of the Moline
j Trust & Savings bank, and is a stock-
ing of years, none are prouder of his
record than those who fought against
him. And his praise will Increase.
When we candidly consider how the
south and its leaders have not been
heralded by trumpets, but have been
misrepresented by historians, by books
like 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' and by the
altogether wrong teaching we have re
ceived i nthc public schools, when we
consider that through all this Lee's
fame has remained untarnished and
is becoming more and more recognized,
we must admit that here we have a
"He was true to hisnative Virginia,
his beloved Virginia, and now sTio
wishes to recognize his loyaltv to
show that sfce is grateful to him for
his unstinted service and devotion by
naming him as one of her two most
loyal and illustrious sons. To the
shame of certain narrow-minded peo
ple of the north, opposition is being
made to allowing his statue in the hall
of fame; but the sooner the Grand
Army of the Republic removes this
Wliy You Should
This Is the United Garment Workers' Ir.bel.
This label is sewed in every "Miller-Made" suit or coat.
It Is evidence that "Miller-Made" clothes are made by the most skilled workmen In abso
lutely sanitary shops.
This label is a guarantee that
"Miller Made" Clothes
will keep in shape and look well until worn out.
This label means economy in price, and cerrert style, absolute fit and satisfaction from every
standpoint. "Your money's worth or your money back."
We sell ".uiller-Made" Union Label Clothes.
Please call and see them. Look for the Union Lab-1 in them. Aek for our fall style book,
the little dictionary of dress which every man should have.
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holder In the Moline Incandescent
He is a democrat, though independ
ent in local politics. Since his natur
alization five years after removing to
this country, he has been active in
politics. In ist0 he was elected al
derman from the Sixth ward and held
that office for eight successive years.
In this connection he served on im
portant committees and was for two
years chairman of the committee on
streets and alleys. Shortly after the
expiration of his long period of pub
lic service as alderman he was ap
pointed by Mayor Skinner as a mem
ber of the public library board. Mr.
Coryn is a public spirited citizen of
the country of his adoption and in
terests himself deeply in the matter
of instructing the new arrivals from
the fatherland in their duties and re
sponsibilities as American citizens.
Apropos of this lie organized, in
1S90, the Belgium Workmen's union,
embracing the plan of the sick bene
fit. Since its organization the union
has had a steady growth and is now in
splendid financinl standing. Mr. Coryn
is now and has hern from the firSt,
president of 1 1 1 union. For Hie pur
pose of educating his countryman he
several years ago organized the Belgium
American club. of which h has been the
president since its incc ption. This im
portant association has a substantial
! blot on its record, the s ner will ho
jits fame in the eyes of an impartial
j To Atlcnil lloiirt! Mrctine.
Dr. L. G. Abrahamson and Dr. C. W.
Foss of Augustana coiIet;e will r"part
I for P'nilailel; hia ii'-st week to a'tend
;the bi-monthly mn'tir.g of the 1 -;ard of
: foreign missions of the general roan
c il Thursday . Hi. Puss will nave
Tuesday owning and r-;urn ' ';nl.i
morning- Dr. A':r.ih;.iiisoii. w ho i - also
a number of the snb-cninniitii'c- 'ii
; iicininations, which nic is Wcdne.-da ,
; will depart cuddy and w;l! slop en
route at lolict to deliver a ret'omri
tien adure.".-; in the ewiiii'u a the
.Swedish Lutheran hurh. He expeets
to reiiirn to lie fix Island S;ii.!: mott.
111.1. In addition to io".i'i'ie bisi'.i s.
the question o!" sending Lev. Ira
; Nothstcin as a ini---s,t.i:ir " I"du
will be discussed and difl'ic '!;ies v.lii h
,have arisen will be adjust-''! ii possi
ble. Rev. Nnihst.'in v recently al'
! ed by the board to g to India as a
'missionary, but he is t.e e't;'in
j whet her or 1. ho uiil i'trept. !i'-
You Can Bank
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pany. Mr. Coryn enjoys the confidence
j of all who know hiin.
ir oioFi.n s noo an' for mierikp
Cornc'iuB Ionovan, candidate frr
! sheriff, is a most fortunate cho'ro.
; Throughout the county it is generallj
conceded if there ever was a time In
the county's history when a Ftrong
man was needed for Jhis important
office it is now, when the elements ol
lawlessness are running riot, and in
! possession, it may be said, of the In
struments of law in Rock Island.
"Con" Donovan, as he is popularly
known throughout the county. Is the
man of the hour and the Ideal candi
date. He was born in Cordova town
Fhtp. July 24. 1858. From his early
youth his life has been one of toil.
He knows what It is to eat bread in
the sweat of the brow. For a few
years the family resided in Moline,
and in 1874 removed to Rock Island,
! where at an early age "Con" appren
ticed himself to a plastering contrac
tor. For eight years he followed the-
trade and then he established himself
in business on his own account as a
plastering contractor. He worked
hard until 1884, when, feeling that ho
was entitled to a rest and a racation,
he decided to learn somethlnR of his
country by the best educational means
possible. During the succeeding lew
years he taw about all there was to
see in the country and, returning to
Rock Island, he resumed his contract
ing business, taking bis brotner,
Charles into partnership with him In
1892. In the meantime he had remov
ed to South Rock Island, where be'
purchased a modest little home and
where he has since resided with hi
He has served eight years as
member of the board of su
pervisors from South Roclc Islands
and has been honored with practically
every other office in the gift of the
people of his township. He has prov
en true to every trust reposed In him,
'sturdy, reliable, honest and faithful,
j He Is the right man for sheriff, and If
'the reople vote as they , talk he will
have a handsome majority election
Lifts Drink Ban In Memphis.
Memphis. Oct. 29. United States
District Judge McCall has dissolved
the injunction issued by him several
days ago prohibiting the sale of In
toxicating liquors by 114 saloons of
this city. Judge McCall In dismiss
ing the Injunction declared the fea-
jeral court had no jurisdiction in thr
tine business and reports from the field
will occupy the attention of the hoard
during the remainder of the session.
The oi'y garbage collection service
will be discontinued Tuesday, Nov. 1.
ALBERT N Ml Ef.LEIt. M. P.
Commissioner of Health.
YOU CAN'T AFFORD
v.ho:i the ctoinarh is out of order and
exerytbiti'i you eat causes you die
tress. Hon'! do it. There is one ab
Mihttoly ile and sure reined v for
sueli iils - 1 no that has been endorsed
No matter how long you have ?uf-f'-icd
one bottle will surely help you.
Try it today. It is for fr ApjH-tttc.
Indiuo-tion. Mdii'-ho. O'Mlivciicou,
f ols and Grii. Awid MibM itlitf".
on What We Sny