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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21. 1911.
PEN PICTURE OF ROGER SULLIVAN
, told Die that he was sending four
other young men through Yale. 1
asked him why he was doing that,
and he said: "Thev are deserving
H. N. Wheeler, editor of the Quincyl and I am sure that it never will, f old friend. Charles Boeschensteiu roung fellows and they couldn t go
Journal, prints in his paper the fol-! Doesn't this coont for something? I .pronounced Besh-en-stine). I bad tnrough ale unless I pa!d their way.
lowing pen picture of Roger Sullivan i think it does. Don't you? known Charles for 2 years as a sue- 1 asKJ &1U1 n tbe. bo-vs e ao
Of Chfrmrn lomnoraH i I Kmr. in U Cnllivun'a I rpcaful no -cuwr man He is cer- 1D 311(1 "e 6flld tDat they W ere OOing
nittfiemiin frrm T 1 T i nri a Xf U'KaaIaf i mn'irr' nnita "hit Hiirinir tViA last fainlv o rnvol m a n
having been prompted to write his six years, and in all that time I have i younger than I, and he has always aa ,na aKinggooa
rat- never heard a vulgar word nor a smut- been as kind to me. as considerate . . ,
and lender of me, as my
, ,, .,uoH 'and how industrious they are
that he actually maes me ashamed . -
of- myself. He watches over me and
waits on me. precisely as he would
watch over and wait on his father or
his mother. What am 1 to do with
a man like that? Don't such things
count for something in human affairs?
1 think rhey do. Don't yon?
The Germans, as you know, are
story by the recent meeting of Hear;
Harrison democrats at Springfield, a ty story pass his lips. Doesn't this
gathering called for the purpose of de-' count for something? I think it does,
feating Mr. Sullivan for reelection as J Don't you? Cleanliness of speech is
committeeman: !a thing most admirable.
Reader, wouldn't you rather know-;
the truth about Roger Sullivan than a' I don't know very much about Mr.
lot of foolish falsehoods concerning Sullivan's business affairs. He doesn't
him? Wouldn't yon rather have a true talk much about bis personal affairs,
picture of the man than a coarse carl- I do know, however, that he is run
cature of him? Wouldn't you rather ning a big bakery business in Chicago
know him as he is, than as he isn't?, if that is anything against him. I
Of course you would! The truth, at don't know whether he has an interest sturdy, honest people: fair and""eq'tare
last, is wnat all lair men wish. Well, in the Oeclen Lias company or not;
then, read on. and it doesn't make any difference to
To begin with. Roger Sullivan is the me whether he has or not. While I
head of an interesting family. He has believe that all public utilities that
ft wife and five children; and his are monopolistic in character, should
meanest enemy has never intimated ' be owned and operated by the people,
that he is not a true husband and a yet I do not believe that a man siioui'.l
good father. Doesn't this count for be sent to jail because he makes a':d
"something? I think it does. Don't you? sells as. Do you? We have not
Mrs. Sullivan looks to me like a reached that point yet where p-ildic
good and true, wholesome and mother- utilities are owned and operated by
ly woman. A woman that has the people. These things are now
hronght forth five children, and ten- owned and operated by priva'e con-
l"rly mothered them alonp w-ett into terns; and when these concerns are
life, has done something for the
world, hasn't she? I think she has.
Don't you? And this American mother
and her children are entitled to
torn consideration, even at the hands
rf selfish politicians. Don't you think
so? I do. Kven the wolves would nes;
itate to atta' ,-xk-Ii a mother anil her
brood. Are humans worse than solves?
Kocer Sullivan, in all the private af
fairs of life, stands four-square to ail
the world. The tongue of si'inde-r
has never touched his private l;fe--
i . i a. . i . . i-
jg mucn i iineij , iubi taey were an "urmuj;
Ana ne saia:
own son ' 11 - " uccici,
appreciative these young zeiiows are.
en he told me that he was going to
start another young man in Yale the
next year. Don't such actions as these
count for something in life? They
do with me. Don't they with you?
straight and dependable. Charles is
a tJennaii a sturdy, industrious, hard
headed, upt ight, honest man. Nothing
can swerve him from what he con
ceives to be the right. Roger Sulli
van doepn't own Charles Boeschen
stein and doesn't wish to own him.
Charles owns himself. He s'ands on
his own f et. and stands there firmly.
Here you have a true picture of
honest'y conducted, that is all thai (lie
people, at the present time, tan de
mand. My acquaintance with Fio-.'er Sulli
van was nor sought tor by me. nor b'
him. either. Our acquafntan: e cine to
pass in this wise; Some mx or seven
years aeo. a Chicago congress-man
(led. I can not now re.-all his name.
He v as a member-nl large of the dem
os ratic state central committee. ai;d it
.'.a- i;p io the committee to fill tlx v
cancv eaused by h's diatti.
BE CAREFUL WHAT
YOU TAKE FOR COLDS
I t! ink that I was '.
lor the place by Judge
state .supreme court.
The danger in
; sMig latent
in e d i i n es ia
i roiii tlie stimu
lants iir,'. dan-
d r u g s. Father
1 Ui had '.'
years of success as a tonic and body
liuilder, for healing throat and Iudks
and in tlie treatment of coughs and
colds. Father John's Medicine is a
doctor's prescription pure and
Scott, o! the
Were you ar-
'piainted with Judge Scott? He w i.;
one of the truest and best u::d nu I
lovable men that ever blessed th-
eartii ty living on it. .Imlge S". i(t
was elc-cteii in this strongly repubii
;:, jj.-'lieial district, over Jndse Car
ter. .Ns vo-t will remember. .Indue
Carter went to tbe republican stal-
lcpi.-lafire. and had n. carve out f :
him a i'sdiciiU district in tills part oi
Ahi'h many ,f the stare that would make his calliim
.Item depend on and election sure. It was a smooth
i r their tea.- j.ieff of work on tlie part cf J ;dg.'
,.rary effect Cr-ve:' .md the state leislatnre a
Heiause it in snK' th niece of work. Hut man pro-
free from ako- poes. and Cod disposes
t; o i. narcotics election came on. Mr.
and dangerous elected b;. a handsome majority over
Judge Carter. The voice of the people
is the voice of Cod God's will was
d'.ne. and justice triumphed.
Shortly after Judge Scott had sug
gested me es a candidate for comm't-tcemaii-at-large-
to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of the Chicago
congressman. I got a letter from my
K 3 m
Mr Ko-c lietirtein was then, as he
is i:ow. hail man of the democratic
state central committee: and in this
letter of his to me. he told me thai
he would like to have me fill the va
ftmcy in the state committee and
k- d nie if I would be willing to
iak'- the olac . 1 replied by telling
him that I didn't '-are for the place,
Eitd asked him to look elsewhere tor a
man to fill i;. Then came back from
him a pe;sc:.ai appeal to me He said
ia his ! tte. r'rat lie waatej a man
i:. this part ci the su.e. v. htun lie
knew and he could trust, and whose
(iemctracy was audi as mine was. And
he asked me as "a persouai favor"
to him to a:'end a meeting of tlie
state committee that vs;ts s ;ou to be
i eld in Chic ago. Could 1 os-eg::r I
this persmal apeai from my own
1 ny? I ccitldti't and I'did '.'i. 1 wen'
to Chicage) j, compliance with his re
r,i'et. was present at the meeting
of fh committee, also by his request.
When the question of filling the va
cancy came up. two or thtee of ;h'.
buys spoke in my behalf.
It v?s th.n that R'.-gi r SuHivari
arose ati-i spoke in this wise; "A
uri at nany wioncs were done sx the
Sp trglV ld c-fiiievetn ion ; wrongs tha'
I did no! know of until the comertlon
was our; wrongs that I do not an-
When the prove of and never wii approve cf.
Scott was Mr. Wheeler was one of the men
deeply wropgMl 1 th:o con vein ion,
;itid I wish to do now what I can to
rig'it that wiong. I sincerely hope
that Mr. Wheeler will be elected to
till the vacancy, existing in the state
Mi. Sullivan spoke with much feel
inir. as- he always does when his
heart is touched. Mr. Sullivan's re
marks were followed by one or two
other members of the state commit
tee: some one made a motion that 1
be elected to fill the vacancy, the mo
tion was seconded, and put and carried
unanimously. That s the way I first
became a member of the state com
mittee. I relate this occurrence here
for the purpose of showing how my
rcquair.tance with Roger Sullivan be
gan. Can I forget Roger Sullivan's ac
tion ia this regard? I cannot. Could
you? Since then I have been quite
a bit in Mr. Sullivan's company, and
I know him pivtty well as a politi
cian: and I have always found him
fair and square, .straight-forward and
honarable. Don't these things stand
for something? They do with me.
Don't they with you?
The next forenoon 1 was in Mr.
Sullivan's office and I said to him:
"Mr. Sullivan. I got a better look-in
on your life last night than I nave
ever had before." He said: "How's
that?" Then I spoke of what he had
1 told me about sending those boys
! through Yale. He replied in a sort ,
of self-deprecating way: "Well, you
know, Mr. Wheeler, as we go along
through life we get things on the
wrong side of the ledger, and then
we have to do something, in some
way, to balance the account." Wasn't
that modest enough for you? Don't
such actions as these count for some
thin?? They do with me. Don't they
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in Tall and Winter Dresses
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All TAfl CW TIpcio The ideal afternoon
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for calling and street wear and smart enough for mcst any occa
sion. We show them in dorens of different styles in .ill the correct
fall shades. A simple but effective model is pictured here. Serge
skirt with satin or messaline waist collar and cuffs of serce nioei
in contrasting color silk.
So there's a little insight into Roger
Sullivan's character, as I have learn
ed it from personal association with
him. How has he gained my friend
ship? 1 have just told you. But
there isn't a crook in the state of Il
linois but that will say he bought my
friendship just as if friendship
"onid be bought; it has to be gained
in another way. Has any one ever
bought your friendship? Could any
one buy it? Have you ever bought
anybody's friendship? Friendship is
too precious, too priceless a treasure
to le bought or sold. I could not
have hired Mr. Roes to do what he
did for me in Springfield the other
day for a million dollars. Yet he
;id i! for nothing and then was sorry
that he couldn't do more.
The best service that we get in life,
we get for nothing. It comes as a
free-wil! offering from the human
heart. We all know how- true this is.
Mr. Sullivan is just as welcome to
what be gets from me as he is to the
air he breathes. Otherwise he would
not get it and he knows it.
Dut for the information of honest
men not for the information of the
crooks, for they won't believe any
thing tha: isn't crooked for the in- has
formation cf honest men, I am going
to say that never has one cent of
Roger Sullivan's money come my way
either directly or indirectly:
nrs I w is-
Triced at $4.98 and S7.50
u,it'.i i .-, al.d
Many other distinctly new and clever styles ia serges.
SS.25, 8.98, 9.98, 11.98 and up to 20.00
'Black Satin Dresses at $9.98
Several styles to select from at this price, among them the one pic
tured here on the left. Fine quality satin trimmings and buttons
In bright colors fastens in front with a one sided collar and rever
effect. An especially attractive dress at the price, fcJUK. Same style
may be had in the blue or black all wool serge at
Silk and Chiffon Dresses
Triced Amazingly Lolv
Tou will And here an unusually large showing of smart, handsome
and dressy effects cleverly designedmany of them copied from
much higher priced models, with all the beauty and style of tlie orig
inals at a fraction of the cost.
$9.98, 11.98, 14.98, 18.98 and up to jo. 00
New Corduroy Dresses Nelv Velbeteen Dresses
Dresses for blisses and Children
Attractive and becoming frocks for girls of all ages. Pleasing styles, moderate prices and a variety
that makes selection here an easy and economical matter.
Corner Second and Brady
The "Bee Hibe
HOME FROM FARMERS' CONGRESS
L. B. Strayer of South Rock Island i case. We regard their ac tion as both
returned from Columbus. Ohio, I patriotic and proper.
where he attended the annual conven-1 Resolved. That th" Farmers' Na
; tion of the Farmers' National con- tional congress has implicit confidence
not one g' ess as a delegate from Illinois, the in Dr. ney ana ins noncst purpose in
cent. Folith s means an out-go to me, ! others from this locality who
al - t.ys and foreer. Never an income.
I present officially being Louis Jens of
were enforcing the pute food 1;
T ,'. " ,' ,k t :Sou'h Rock Island and A. Friedman
work, my money: and all that I get :
cut of ir in return is the satisfaction of Taylor Ridge. Mr. Strayer was on
I get in trying to keep the democratic i the resolutions committee from Illi
party in the middle of the road: In i riois. and the resolutions, in addition
trying to make of it a party that!
Mr. Strayer visited in Indianapolis
and Michigan City, Ind., enrouto home.
will serve my country and my coun-;
to favoring the election of United
trymen loyally and well.
I get out of politics. .
WATCH THIS SPACE
A series of statements regarding
reasons for asking their support in t!
our business and our
election of Oct. :: l.
This property is not owned by the Bell or the
Central union interests. The largest bondholders
Naudain Hamilton (now deceased).
George B. Stucker.
John W. Morrison (ex-state treasurer of Penn
sylvania ) .
Outside parties hold not to exceeding 850,000 of
our bonds. The largest bondholder is James Russ,
.r.o has put into this property over S150.000 in
If you ratify the council's action and the sale is
consummated the bondholders will still have to
raise SI 0.0 00 to make good the shrinkage in the
value of the bonds which they put up to get the
i r.sh to keep your telephone service going.
Wo have only two offers for this prop jrty one,
in a small amount of second mortgage bonds on this
same plant and the ether in cash from the l--r..rai
Ur.irti Telephone company.
In view of our faithful efforts to serve you dur
ing a perici of ten long years, we ask you to vote
to allow us to sell for cash to the Central Union
Telephone & Telegraph
CHARLES L. BAILEY, JR., Trustee.
'States senators by direct vote of the
people, and the teaching of agricui- ,
tnre in the public schools, are as fol- j
Resolved. That the Farmers' Na-
Two Wills Probated.
The w ill of the late Albeit Verhec
kee of Moline was admitted to probate
yesterday by Judge B. S. Bell. The in
strument was dateil July 1J. lttll, ami
it left the estate of the deceased to the
widow. Mrs. Mary Yeriieck'. who was
I know as well as I know anything: , A ., . also named as executrix.
, ,. ... , . .... . - ivetoieu. i nai me rarmers .Na- ... , .. . . , ., , .,
that Uoter Sullivan would like to get ,. , . The will of the late J. M. Uuudlierg
, , ... tional congress reaffirms its previous , ., ..... t
out of the nationa committee. He . leaves the estate to the widow, Mr.
has done r. II the work in that posl- ! flec'aranons in tavor ot: i Josephine Lund bet p, 1). II. Johnson is
fion that he wishe to do and get all! (1) 1 h "n of a parcels post f,xeoutor-
system as soon as practical, aim in a
i manner commensurate with the de
mands and necessities of the people.
(J) Liberal governmental aid in the
improvement of our public roads and
(P.) The Grout educational bill now
the lienor out of it that the office can!
bestow. And if Mr. Pullivan can be'
let alone, he is serving his last term
as national committeeman. He want3.
no office and would take none.1
Tolitics is an expensive divertise-'
ment to him. Politics in his case, as
in mine, is all out-go. Never any- P"" in congress, giving aid and
thin-,-comes in. And Mr. Sullivan has encouragement to the teaching of ag
been a generous sDcnder for the dem-' ricultui e in the public schools of our
Another Bank Qualifies.
j The People's National bank has re
ceived notification of its designation
as a depository for the postal savings
bank which is soon to be in operation
ir this city. All the banks in the city
hae now epiaiilied as depositories.
A!"tr a committee mtitin that was
l;ild in Chicago a year Lgo this iast
summer. Royer Sullivan asked six or
seven of the hoys to take evening din
i: r with him at the fine country club
house on the hike front in the south
part of town. I was anions the num
ber iiniud. We titove down in twi
automobiles. I have forgotten that
names of some of those who were in
vited to this dinner; but Charlc.--Boeschenstein
was among the num
ber, and so was ox-Congressman Fred
Kern, thtn ami now ?he mayor of
Belle', ile. Just befJie o inner was
called. John P. Hopkins showed tip
on the scene, and eight men. sat down
to dinner There was everything
there in the way of eatables and
drinkables tha' any one could wish.
Thete we sat and ate and drank and
loked and laughed and told s'orie
d talked politics for two or three
hours or so The drir.kinc was light.
it; ieed. Most of he drink consumed
consisted of coffee and mii.eral water.
Mr. .Sullivan and Mr. Hopkins touch
ed nothing else. have been at th:-.-table
with Mr. Sullivan quite a good
many times, and I have never seen
him touch anything stronger in tbe
way of dtink than coffee of mineral
water. Don't these things in a man
count for something? The do wi'h
me. uon t ttev with you
This fact is known to country, ana urge us speuy cnact-
many. nut w nat Mr. huiuvan win ao "
when a fierce ficrht is going on againrt' " A fair and ecpial measure of
him I cannot say. A man cannot protection accorded to all industries o."
turn his back when the wolves are at; 'he country needing piotection. Any
his throat. He has to stand and : discrimination against the farmer will
r-feht. 'he opposed by our influence and re-
And what is true of Mr. Sullivan Is sented by our votes. We will never
aiso true of Mr. Boeschenstein and submit to selling in a free trade mur
I know it ns wel as I know my own ket and buying in a protected market,
name or that two times two make' 5 The enactment of a L'nired
four. Mr. Boeschenstein has served as: States pure seed law that will forever
chairman of the state committee as prohibit the importation of impure and
lone as be wishes to. He would be glad ' adulterated seeds of any kind,
to throw- up tlie chairmanship and de- tc We are opposed to the free dis
vote his time and attention to his bus-' tiibution of seeds by members of con-ine.-s
and to his family of which ue ' gress. and ask such national leusia-
, KEEP THE KIDNEYS WELL
Health Is Worth Saving and Sonic
I lock Island People Know How
to Save It.
Many Hock Island people take
1 :.ij;ir l:es in their haudB by neg-'
lecting the kidneys when they know
Uieae organs need help. Sick kid
: ueys are responsible lor a vast
, ujio.iut of suffering and ill health
', Mie slightest delay is dangerous. L'se
, liean's Kidney Pills a remedy that
; has cured thousands of kidney suf- '
i feretb Here is a Hock Island cili- '
, .en's recommendation.
Ihiirfi Garvin, .".ol FiiUetitli street.
. ELECTRIC VACUUM
Kerler Rug Co
The machine that does the
We guarantee to clean
fine rugs without remov
ing: the sizing or stiffness.
Kerler Rug Co
PHONE WEST G92
1710 Fourth Avenue
Is extremely fond. But will he be per- tion as may be necessary to abolish!
mitted to let go? That Is more than the same.
I can say. Charles Boeschenstein Is Resolved, That this congress ap-,
a fighter, too. No man likes to turn prove the action of the executive com-,
his back and run w hile the bauij mittee In going on record officially :
is -n. through our legislative agent against
So far. as my trifling position fs the passage by congress of the so
crncerned, I too, should like mighty ( called Canadian pact in the form in
v. eli to be out of it. There is notQ-WnjC, it was introduced,
ing in it for me. except, as I have said. . whereas. The congressional immi
that it pun me where I can do a Ut-! gral jon commission's report of -In vol-'
tie bit to keep our party right side up ; unies has just been published and rec-:
and in the middle of the road. If ihe, ommends the very measures which
democrats of this district will b.-ing ! tnis organization has been advocating
forward a genuine democrat for my j jt9 resolutions for years to judicious-1
place, he can have it and welcome. ,y retriCt undesirable Immigration;
ar.J I will do everything I can to hold Resolved. That we enthusiastically
t.p his hards. ;appiove the commission's legislative!
l-o tf? Z9 a short sketch of 'r-; recommendations that the head tax be;
?i:i,:an he is known to me ana , ,- mitf.racv test bo en-
also tbe official situation so far as be;atted ,ne roreign steamships be fin.d
Uii' li Isiand, 111., says: "I u.-ed tlie
contents of one or two boxes of
Doan's Kidney Pills a lew month
ago with gejod results and I can say
that other members of my family
have taken the-m with benefit. Some
times I s iltercd from a duil. naeaiti
ache through the small of my ha k,
accompanied by a distressing kidney
weakness. When Hoaif's Kidn'-y
Pills were broupht to my ;it cation.
I procured a -OH'piy ai.-d ;i. r u-e
soon relieved me."
For sale by all dealers. Price o
cents. Fcster-MIlbiirn company. Buf
falo N. Y., sole agents for the t'nit
Remember the nam fioari's
and take no other.
with hi'oh pracl",
clean coal at the
price for winter's
use is our business.
33 FRAZER COAL CO'fr
l lrorprla. r ,
i .niliee. 1327 Tfclrd Ave..3
The man tha' srepp'ed beyond the 20,1 -Ir Eoc schenstein and yours truly j f()r brjng5ng undesirables, and that
proprieties of this occasion, either in
eatinc. cirinkirp or speakitsg. would '
have disgraced himself, and would
r.aer have another chance 'o do that
when Mr. Sullivan was host. Doesn't'
such a thing as this count for some
thing? It does with me. Doesn't i:
On the way back to town. I sat ir.
the rear seat of one of the autoe. by
the side of Mr. Sullivan. The ride
was a lone one. and we had time to
talk of various things. Being Inter
ested in school matters myself, the
talk drifted into educational affairs,
and it was during this conversation
that Mr. Sullivan told me he had two
sons at Yale as I remember it. He
might possibly have said one son, but
1 think he said two. One thing
brought on another and he finally,
r ct r.'. t rnra.
All tbe tlzrf
I other Judicious measures be adopt'-d
which are hereby urged upon the con-
j gress oi
That we renew
We Do Not Bleach
YOU CAN KEEP
on a fcound, robust health
plane. Iy the use of
Thousands have proven this
during the past .V years. It
tones, rebuild, nourishes.
j mand that the congress of the United
r States pass such laws as will forever
' prohibit the issuing of licenses to traf
, fic in spirituous and malt liquors in
territory that is known to be dry ter
ritory in the United States, ar.d also
forbid those engaged in interstate
traffic to haul or deliver goods of suci
i character in dry territory.
Resolved. That this congress ap
proves of and endorses the ac tion ot a
conference of governors recently in s-e.--jsion
in the state of New Jersey, re.ath c
to the appointment of a committee to ,
properly safeguard the rights of the
i several states before the federal su-:
prerne court In the determination by
our shirts to death. Look at any of the .shirts of our old
and steady customers and you will note that the colors
are just as bright as when hi at laundered. t
J j that body of the so-called Sanborn rate , BcCOCCOC
L. E. BAKER
C23 Sovcr-tceaih St.