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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1912.
TO TALK TONIGHT
Great Leader of Labor Will De
liver Address at the Illi
BIG AUDIENCE EXPECTED
Coventor Charle S. Ienecn Will
Make Politic! Speech lut
ing Half an Hoar.
What Will Teddy Do? Ask Tennesseeans;
Meanwhile They're for Taf t and Wilson
WHY HARMON LEFT
THE REBATE CASE
John MItrhell arrived in Rock Island
this afternoon from Kansas City and
will be the main attraction at the Illi
rois theatre this evening then two ad
dresses will be delivered. Mr. Mit
chell, vir-e iiresidont of the American
ledoration of Laoor, has a message to
deliver to the working forces, and his
eddress is given under the auspices of
the Tri-clty Federation of Labor. More
tt.an l.O'O are expected to turn out for
the Mitchell meeting. . Governor
Charles S. Ieneen will preface Mr.
.Mitchell s j ex h with a political ad
dress that was crowded into the meet
ing because cf a conflict in dates. The
fcovernor will speak for juat one-half
hour and then the audience will Ret
what it Is romitig to the meeting
for the Mitchell address. Mr. Mit
chell spol.e at .MiiHcatlne this morning.
iik ion to (.iivKKNnn.
A reception will be Riven for Gover
nor Ik-men in the lobby of the New
Harper between T and & o'clock this
in iiiiint to moi.im:.
Immediately after his talk here. Gov
ernor Item-en will hurr" to Moline
vhere he ii to deliver another ioliti
iil talk, ill the Mo'iiie theatre. The
liicf executive of the Mate is to be
tfiveii a routine reception, the Svea
lind Olive male choruses having plan
ned cn greeting hiru ith some sotis,
Tlie day has been a busy one for I'o-
f X2V f. 1 .
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electing republicans until the regulars
gei reauy 10 compromise, u iracea violation to One of
ulars so far have not suggestea any p,,.jjh). . , , .
mans except such as would keep them President Roosevelt's Friends
In the saddle. The Hon, as it were, is ana Was Blocked
willing to eat the lamb, and will con-
c M r. r nothtner etinrt nf a banOUet.
So high does feeling run that con- MLLU UUILI MPERSONAI "
federate veterans have votea xr a ie-
nubllcan eovernor. The negroes, on
the tother hand, have mostly gone over So Present Ohio Governor and His
Associate Retired From the Pro-
Kditor'n Note This nrtlcle Is written
.8 hedule called for an even tnVMtiatinJ : D.llllral conditions in the
cozen aireMes Iietween this
i :oriiiiiR nnd tbe tinie he reached Kook
Iblaiid. His prorram was as follows:
Morris, .Vl.".; Marneilles, 9:25; Otta
wa. IjtSalle. i'i::,lt; I'eru, 11:j:
hi ring Vnllev. II :',:: Putnam, 12: In;
S a i taij'l, 1 : In : chillb otlu-, 2:40; Wy
cjiitit;, I ; Tnnloii. 4; Cambridge,
Jvoi a Ulaud. 7:1.
Nf .v York I tin Stoc l.fi.st. 22 years
t'd, threw h'r.If to eli-Mfh from tbe
l"p of nn tij.arl merit lioiise after the j
l::el yetioui-lv injured her sweetheart, !
1 1 :try llorwee. with ti hatchet. I
o-ntral anU southern states. .ar toularly
the latter, wherein President Taft ex
I.ert" to joti a folirl convention vore In
liis P.t'ht for renomin.it ion. The situa
tion i rev ifwd from a strictly non
BY V. V. M'NITT.
Nashville. Tcnn.. March 4. Senti
ment in a state torn by internal party
strife is haid to analyze.
l'ndi-r normal renditions, Tennessee
! could be counted upon for Woodrow
! Wilson for president, but ur.til the air
clears a bit no one will venture a coa
to the democrats. The old soldiers
are "drys" and the negroes are "wet8,r
and the new alignment shows bow the
fight must have moved the people,
Unless a truce can be patched up.
the independents and regulars may
ceedings in Disgust.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Columbus. Ohio Marz-Vi c TTt,
send contesting delegations to Balti- former President Roosevelt, before the
R. E. L. MountcasUe. member of the "nl constitutional convention, recent-
national committee for Tennessee, is ly announced the platform on which
an independent, and is for v uson. un he would seek to deprive his old
the other hand. Judge TBomas Wend and political heir. William How-
nalen. is a regular. There are nun ird Taft- of a "nomination, the rough
bers of Harmon and Underwood men rier made a strong plea for the sup-
among the regulars, but 'Wilson is the port of Insurgents of his party by en
popular favorite with both factions. dorsing practically all of the eovem-
For the present, then, Tennessee . nrin... . ... .
may be counted upon for Wilson and
Taft, with a chance for Roosevelt if
he comes through strongly enough else
candidate for the gubernatorial nomi
nation. Carmack advocated prohibi
tion, Patterson opposed it.
Aided by the regulars Patterson won
the nomination, and was elected.
Carmack then became chief editorial
writer for the Nashville Tennesseean,
Senator Luke Lea's paper, and the cas
tigations he gave the regulars were
scorching ones. Tennesseeans proud
ly claim that Henry Watterson at his
best could never equal in pointedness
the shafts of the Carmack of those
Carmaek's special target was Dun
can B. Cooper. Accused of various
crimes and misdemeanors, and as a
last straw denominated a "bald-headed
angel," Cooper sent Carmack word
that further editorial reference would
end in death. Carmack responded with
a more caustic editorial than ever, and
then the two met on the street.
Accounts of the tragedy have it that
Cooper and his son Robin exchanged
several shots with Carmack, who was
not last to draw by any means. Car
mack was shot through the heart and
the spine; Robin Cooper was slightly
A trial attended with intense excite-
Springfield, March 7. Robert H.
Patton, chairman of the prohibitionist
state central committee, has filed with
the secretary of state the petition of
candidates of his party for state of
fices. There is only one candidate
for each office, and it is said there
will be no contests. Edwin R. Worrell
of Chicago heads the ticket as candi
date for governor. Other candidates
for the principal state offices are:
Lieutenant governor Jacob H.
Secretary of state Henry Wake-
man, Mason City. .
Auditor of public accounts John H.
State Treasurer Frank B. Vennum,
Attorney general Charles Temple,
Representative in congress for the
state at larce Walter H. Harris of
Benton and James H. Shaw of Bloom-
B. B. BATTLES & CO.
ihixi m:iomi a i:tk.
i;i i:i i.ii.r w m:r
V. ! h.no r -' eiitiy added to
our kkj U a fancy brand of
wluiit Iti'i. iu recoKtiiziriR
the I cUelil which raa he effect
ed tiirou;!i tlie proper t:ce of
t ir. ti. the packers have airan;;
'l for n:p;hliiR under the
li i lielU-u liiaud u character of
hc.it envelope which is re
mark.ility iliMitn tivc. Not only
is tlila hrati taken off from the
bound, cli'ii.i and sweet gruiu
but It is afl' twnrd subjected to
ii process v. hull removes anv
r!"Uti or undesirable element.
Tills KK III I. Il l Uli:.T
bran we are Hellini; in cloth
K.uks eotitainiiiR three pounds
net tit :M ( nts each. If you
order a bale ef thi you will
readily ieatn its great merits
and become a regular custo
mer. u ti: l iiOiu
i no rieser-i-n itiRston com
pany after many years has
produced a satisfactory Diabet
ic Gluten Klour which coutains
a very larj;e percentage' of Glu
ten. For this reason, their
flour lit endorsed by a great
l.-Kiny chemists and physicians
who hae recommended its use.
Those il!1icted with diabetes
are required to use flour with
less starch and more gluten
than ordinary flour. With this
gluten Hour you can produce a
loaf of bread which is easy to
diRest, retains its moisture and
nevf r becomes stale. One slice
of gluten bread Is equal to sev-
eral slices of ordinary wheat
bread. Gluten is baked the
eaiue as ordinary wheat flour.
We have It in
cartons at, each .
Col. Frank L. Smith of Dwight offi
cially assumed management of Presi
dent Taft s campaign in Illinois yes
terday. In order to do so he obtained
a leave of absence without pay from
ment followed. The Coopers were con-
. . .. ... . , , -- 1 vie tp1 the father hein irivpn a life
t afk tne republicans in ieaerai onice i - --
riw ho will net the s'ate d( location, and ! sentence and the son 20 years. The
,i .. ii . ti,, -r.,ft i of I supreme court sustained the verdict
it Hut Taft mav be din.K.'inud. a against the father, and reversed that jnls duties as collector of internal reve-
blg surprise may be awaitlri; the ad-taKainst the son
ministration in Tennessee. Governor Patterson had been declar
c.nvprnor H. W. Hootier. the first ! lnK wultl pardon Cooper if con-
republican iu m::ny ytars to be the
nue at Springfield. If plans now on the
fire develop Col. Smith may resign the
post, which will then be given to Rich
victed. and he made good. Cooper ard Yates. This win take tne iormer
was promptly released. .governor out of the governorship race
The killing of Carmack loosed a and his strength should, under the
storm, and a state-wide prohibition ! pian, iena useir to tne canamacy oi
law was passed by the legislature as I Small. It is understood that Sen
a result of the sentiment. The law, i ator Lorimer made a special trip to
Washington to find the berth for Mr.
larger cities like Mem-I tates and at the same time aid the
and Nashville. Liquor is oldiaft cause in Illinois by supplying a
i i. j . . .i I fjmnii crrt o r nr n n o-not 1 r rra rrT,irQ I
. .t . , . 4 i ... . : .i cities, or course, eet no license taxes, iwwvr, sonieininff tne presiueuLs iorv- ujcui otaivuco vul Buihj aim
sonal punishment and dishonor the
nFMOHRATQ nFHinF nW Haw will he obeyed.
state's chief executive, has declared
for Taft. Newell Sanders, chairman
of the state committee, is talking Taft
all tlie time. Th'-re is something fig
nificunt behind all the talk, however
"The state convention to elect dele-''
tati-a to tlie ('hii aeu c onvention has i Phis
t;de of Roosevelt sentiment about the
country, too strong to be ignored, the
Tennessee managers, after waiting for
it, may be obliged regretfully to re
port to Taft that they were swept oft l
their feet by popular sentiment and j
forced to permit the selection of
Roosevelt delegates. Too bad, of
course, but unavoidable."
This is not. guesswork. I obtained
my information from men believed by
their neighbors to be rock ribbed Tnft
supporters. Tennessee postmasters
and marshals will choose Roosevelt
and victory. If they think Teddy can
, win, in preference to Taft and defeat.
Or vice versa.
1 The liquor issue has divided the
democrats into two hostile camps for
: several years past, and a battle of in
! tense bitterness has ben fought. Ten-
nesseeans are good fighters, and the din
.of conflict is seemingly not altogether
i unmusical to their ears.
At the time this is written efforts
are being made to harmonize the war
rlne elements in anticipation of the
i national cTrupain. but the man who
is to bring this about has a big job
cut out for him.
To get a clear view of the present
situation, let us go back to 190S. M. R.
1'attersou, a man of strong personal-
however, has never been consistently j"
enforced in the larger cities like Meni-tYs
taking care, however, to include enough
'Ifs" and "buts" to prevent unduly
offending "big business."
As a promiser, Colonel Roosevelt is
a fierce enemy of so-called "big busi
ness" and other favor-seeking interests.
As a performer, his accomplish
ments are generally "conspicuous by
Back in 1905, Colonel Roosevelt,
while president, appointed Judson Har
mon, now governor of Ohio, and Fred
erick W. Judson of St. Louis to in
vestigate the charges of rebating
against the Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe railroad. They unexpectedly traced
the rebating to the door of Paul Mor
ton, an official of the company, but at
the time of the investigation a mem
ber of President Roosevelt's cabinet.
Guilt is personal," said Judson
Harmon to President Roosevelt, and
he was for prosecuting the guilty par
"Guilt is impersonal," was the sub
stance of the reply by Roosevelt
"Punish guilty officials," said Har
"No. Not if they are my friends,"
in effect said Roosevelt.
WHY HARMON RETIRED.
When they were not permitted to
proceed personally against the guilty
officials (the only method by which the
law could be effectually enforced), Mr
Harmon and Mr. Judson, in a letter
to Attorney General Moody, dated
June 6, 1905, retired from the case.
The following is an extract from
the letter: "What we have eaid is
peculiarly true of the great corpora
tions of our day. They cannot be im
prisoned; and punishment by fine is
not only inadequate, but reaches the
real culprits only lightly; if at all
The evils with which we are now con
fronted are corporate in name, but in
dividual In fact. Guilt is always per
sonal. So long as officials can hide
behind their corporations no remedy
can be effective. When the govern
The nonenforcement of the law has
aroused much bitter feeling among the
Iu 1910 the republicans nominated
Ben W. Hooper for governor. -Patterson
secured a renomination. In spite
of what had gone before, the regular
democrats standing by him through
Karly in the campaign it was seen
that Patterson had no chance. The
"dry" democrats openly declared they
would vote for Hooper. Patterson's
pardon record of 1.U00 released con
victs also told against him.
Alarmed, the regular democrats in
duced Patterson to withdraw, and in
vited the "drys" to Join in choosing a
compromise candidate to run against
Hooper. Senator Bob Taylor, a popu
lar man and a good compaigner, was
chosen, but the independents swore
that It was a steam-roller procedure,
and refused to be reconciled. They
voted for Hooper, who won by 17,000.
The normal democratic plurality la
Taylor had cannily held to his seat
in the United States senate mean
while, so was not personally over
whelmed by the republican victory.
His term expires next March, and it
is said that Patterson has a covetous
Neither Mr. Harmon or Colonel
ONE FOR LEGISLATURE Roosevelt were at that time candi
dates for the presidency; and the men
tal attitude of any man upon public
questions is best judged from his ac
tions and utterances, which have not
their source in motives of political ex
Aledo, 111., March 7. At a meeting
of the Thirty-third senatorial district
democratic committee, held here yes
terday, it was decided unanimously
that the party have but one candidate
in the field for the legislative election.
thereby insuring a democratic repre
sentative from the district. A. N
Thornton of Oquawka was chairman
and John Braucht of Aledo secretary
of the committee meeting.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date ' for the democratic nomination
for township collector subject to the
decision of the city-township conven
tion and invite the support of my
HENRY R- WYNES.
ity and some eccentricities, was aieye on the job,
dftnocratic candidate for reelection as
: governor. U. W. Carmack, whose
' term in 'he United States senate ex-
pired in 1907, was also a democratic
With a state and national campaign
approaching the democrats are in a
bad way unless they can get together.
The independents can keep right on
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for the democratic nomination
for representative in the general as
sembly of the 33rd senatorial dis
trict, subject to the democratic pri
maries to be held Tuesday, April 9,
1S12. EVERETT L. WERTS.
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X fLCo IPETERSEIM'S SMS
Kxclusive Agents for Davenport, Rock Island and Moline
The republican senatorial commit
tee, consisting of J. W. Simonson of
Rock Island, E. R. Petrie of Mercer
and James H. Kilgore of Henderson
met yesterday at the New Harpe
house and decided to name two candi
dates for representative for the pri
WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ
a story that now thrills you with
excitement, now starts you laughing
now makes your hair raise on end,
now makes you gasp with delighted
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By Gaston Leroux
V Author of
The Mystery of fit
CIt is a story that
deals with the
in the famous Op
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a vast and myster
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and with the kid
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Be Sure That You See the Opening Installment
To Appear In Tlio Argus Saturday."
to extort money from a gas company
for the withdrawal of bills he had In
troduced began in the state senate
Bangkok, Siam A serious revolu
tionary conspiracy in favor of a re
public in Siam has been unearthel.
Many officers of the army and prom
inent civilians have been arrested.
Salt Lake City The first budget
drawn by the commission government
here calls for an expenditure this year
of $1,494,390, $172,798 more than the
last budget. i
Springfield, 111. Governor Deneen
issued a proclamation offering the le
gal reward of $200 for the arrest and
conviction of Frank Rangus. alias
Frank Hervat, charged with the mur
der In Chicago Feb. 20, 1912. of Andrew
Beaver Falls, Pa. Crazed at the
thought of their little ones perishing
in their burning home, Guiseppe Na
trona and his wife rushed into the
building after rescuing two children
and died with the other three when
the building collapsed.
London Sir A. A. Haworth, who
sought reelection after his appoint
ment as junior lord of the treasury,
was defeated for parliament Tuesday
for Manchester, South, by P. K. Glaze
brook, unionist candidate.
Corinto, Nicaraugua The armored
cruiser Maryland, with Secretary Knox
aboard, arrived here about noon Tues
day from Punta Arenas, where the
secretary and his party went ashore
and were warmly greeted by members
of the Nicaraguan cabinet.
Richmond, Va. The lower branch of
tbe general assembly by a vote of 54
to 20 refused to take up out of its
'order the Joint resolution ratifying the
I income tax amendment to tbe federal
constitution. This practically meana
'the death of the measure at this sea
son, which ends on Saturday.
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