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THE ROCK TSITAXD ARGUS. SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1912.
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BY V. V. McNITT.
(Editor"! Note. Thla article la -written
by a rorr'Kpondont "who la person
ally invrangatlng- political condition in
the central ami southern atatra. partic
ularly th latter. whrln President Tart
expects to poll a nolid convention vote
In hla fight for renom I nation. The altu
atlon 1 reviewed from a atrlctly non
Columbia, 8. C, March 20.
South Carolina la on of the states
that Woodrow Wilson could make
beta upon. If he were a wagering
Senator Tillman wai one of the
persona that Colonel Watterson encoun
tered In hla recent rhetorical rampage.
Tillman said. "Oh. pshaw!" to Marse
Henry's aspersions on the New Jer
sey schoolmaster and Mr. Watterson
almost challenged Tillman to a duel.
Tillman In South Carolina Is a
powerful Influence. The atate, there
fore, sympathized with Wilson
throughout the Watterson episode,
and la now for him on general prin
ciples as well. His supporters ear
Wilson will get a solid delegation.
Governor Blease Is for Harmon,
but Blease will have enough to do to
run hla own campaign for reelection
this year. With a pardon record of
approximately 200 convicts released
and with both houses of the legis
lature against him three or four to
one. Blease la in a bad way. The leg
islature "attitude is said to repre
sent the popular sentiment against
Ira B. Jones has Just resigned from
the state supreme bench to fight for
the gubernatorial nomination. Hla
entry into the campaign was marked
by the enunciation of a battle cry
that makes Colonel Roosevelt's slo
gans pale in comparison.
"There are no feathers on my
logs!" Judge Jones exclaimed before
a throng at Hninpton. This Immortal
expression means that the judge con
riders himself a thoroughbred, game
cock, and that any feather legged
barnyard fowl that gets in his way
will feel his purs. Governor Blease
had better beware.
It ought to be said ripht here
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IS IDEAL MAN FOR
OFFICE OF ASSESSOR
prevent any misapprehension, that
Judge Jones has a long and honor
able record and that he is held in
great esteem. His Jubilation at get
ting into a real fight for what he
believes a .just cause prompted the
war cry. "My hat is In the ring"
seems a tame remark after the Jones
There are two republican parties
in South Carolina. One is headed by
the federal office holders and is gen
erated by J. W. Talbert, state chair-
to! man; W. L. Harris, postmaster at
Charleston; Ernest Cochran, district
attorney, and J. Duncan Adams,
United States marshal. Harris, Coch-
n Arlnrrm distribute the fed
eral patronage among the small fry.
This branch of the party contains
the negro republicans, is' numerically
stronger than the other, and is un
qualifiedly for Taft,
Charleston is one of those old,
aristocratic towns that have not been
polluted to any extent as yet by the
commercialization that is maKing
such prosperous, rapidly growing
cities of Memphis. Atlanta and Birm
In Charleston, one cannot keep his
social standing and mingle rudely
with negroes in conventions. The
triumvirate leaves the rougn worn oi
running conventions to one of Its
number, Marshal J. Duncan Adams,
who is not so much concerned over
bis social rank.
The other party is run by John G.
Capers, once district attorney, then
commissioner of internal revenue for
part of a term and now . practicing
law in Washington. Capers organ
ized a "Illy white" republican party
some months ago, armed with the
authority of national committeemen.
Capers' party will send an all-white
contesting delegation to Chicago, un
inspected. The truth about Capers'
na-tv la this: It would relish a
square meal at the pie counter and
the delegation, if it should be seated
will make the best trades It can at
the Chicago convention. A turn of
the wheel might put Capers in com
mand of tfie party In the state, he
believes. So he will keep on until
something .-omes his way.
One more word about Senator
Tillman. The fiery old veteran, brok
en in health, is to be opposed for re
election this year by J. W. Talbert,
a former congressman. Talbert isf
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BURGH'S LOCAL RAILWAY
GUIDE IS OFF THE PRESS
The first edition of Burgh' rail
way guide, prepared by F. W. Burgh
& Co., has just been Issued, 10,000
copiea being ready for distribution.
Besides including the time table of
the various interurban lines and the
tri-city street car lines, a great deal
of useful information in regard to
various points of Interest in the three
cities is incorporated in the booklet
of 44 pages.
vigorous and vindictive, and will
scorch Tillman from many a stump.
Tillman is not strong enough to fight
back. His friends say that he can
win without fighting. Time will tell.
Tavenner Writes to Friend of
Evils Confronting the People
Recently A. C. Ells, 4110 Four
teenth avenue, and employed at Rock
Island arsenal, wrote to Clyde II.
Tavenner, Washington correspondent
thetic to me to see men, especially
working men whose interests are ex
actly alike, voting in opposite direc
tions every time there is an election.
Senator La Follette says that the
trusts of this country are capitalized
at J31, 672,000, 000, 70 per cent of
which is water. Think what that
means to those who must pay inter
est and dividends on that seggy mass
of fictitious value. Every time you
or your friends buy a suit of clothes,
or a pound of meat or sugar, you pay
country, like Carnegie's and Rocke
Dr. Mark H. Patten, democratic can
didate for assessor of Rock Island
township, has been a resident of this
city 16 Srears, during which time he
has contributed his 6hare towards the
upbuilding of the community, his most
important undertaking having been as
one of the developers of Island IVlew
Heights addition. By profession. Dr.
Patten is a dental surgeon, hut im
paired vision has compelled him to re
tire , from practice. ODr. Patten is
member of the Grand Army of the
Republic, having served three years In
the civil war as a private in the 10th
Illinois cavalry and the 71st Illinois
infantry. During the winter of 1863
C4 he had the misfortune to lose the
sight of one eye" and the hearing of
one ear. For years Dr. Patten was a
resident of .Springfield 111., and while
there served in the Illinois National
Guard as a member of the staff of
j General J. JN. Reece. Dr. Patten has
jail the qualifications for an efficient
ar.d fair assessor, and his circum
stances are such that the office would
come in handy at a time in life when
he is no longer, because of physical
shortcomings, able to follow the pro
fessional work he was fitted for in
Have Made Many Rock Island Resi
No wonder scores of Rock Island
citizens grow enthusiastic. - It is
enough to make anyone happy to
find relief after years of suffering.
Public statements like the following
are but truthful representations of
the daily work done In Rock Island
by Doan's Kidney Pills.
A. J. Fider, 1110 Third avenue,
Rock Island, 111., says: "From my
experience with Doan's Kidney Pills,
do not hesitate to recommend
them to anyone suffering from kid'
ney trouble. My back bothered me
a geat deal and there were acute
pains across my kidneys that made
it hard for me to stoop. Other dif
ficulties led me to believe that my
kidneys were disordered and read'
ing about Doan's Kidney Pills, I ob
tained a supply at the Harper house
pharmacy. They gave me prompt re
lief and thus convinced me of their
For sale by all dealers. Price 60
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Remember the name Doan's
and take no other.
THE TOWNSHIP TICKET
ol the Argun, ahd thanked him for It is for that very reason that the teller's, spring from this source. We
hid auri-essful effort in defeating the: working men the common peopl
lLauguiatlon of the Taylor system of defeat their own ends, and give the
fchop control at the arsenal and in trusts and monopolies the chance they
the rame connection, fpenking of are always looking for.
himself as a republican, offered as- I am running as a democrat be
Eiiranrcs of his interest in Mr. Tav-I cause I am convinced that the demo-
ei. ncr's candidacy for congiess in the
Mr. Ells has received from Mr.
Tavenner the following in reply to
The Speaker's Room. House of Rep
resentatives. Washington, I). C, March
13. A. C. Ellis. Rock Iiiland, 111. Dear
Sir and Friend: I received jour re
cent letter and was particularly glad
to hoar from a republican. I thank
you, of course, for your expressions
of kindly interest, and assure you
that it has been a pi ensure for me
to render what service 1 could
the arsenal boys.
As you perhaps know, I am mak
ing the rare for congress under more
or less severe hand imps the prin
cipal one of which is theVact that
there ia such a large nsrifrfcrepub
l'an majority to be ovilut !. I
am confident, however, tied. can
be overcome if only I t coffmake
some of our republican M .ids see
that I have their lnteresj , at heart
just as much as I have those of the
This is no time for the average
men, such as the arsenal boys are.
to allow their party prejudices to
stand in the way of choosing a man
who Is best fitted to be of service to
all the people, regardless of party
aftlllations. It has always been pa
all pay tribute.
- The democrats propose to break
down this tariff wall, which alone al
lows these trusts to gouge profits
from the consumer. The protection
ists tell us the tariff is to "protect
t ratic party will do, after election, , tne' American worklngman from the
hat It rroniiscs to do before elec-1 cheap labor of Europe." How rldicu
tion, and also because I believe thefOU8 tnat a jn tne ught of the Law-
democratic program offers the best'renc( Mass.. strike revelations, and
Supervisor William Trefz.
Assistant supervisors S. A. La Van-
The huge fortunes of this way j0hn Holzhammer, Albert
Schmidt, William A. McCarthy.
Assessor Dr. M. H. Patten.
Collector Henry R. Wynes.
Town clerk George W. Cox.
Constable Frank King.
Brown's Business College
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Classes in Shortnand and
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If you are thinking; of study
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Start with the NEW CLASS
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solution of the evils that now con
front the nation.
The boys at the .arsenal ought to
support me as a unit. I have done
everything in my power to aid their
cause, not because I expected their
support in return, but because I be
lieve they are right in their fight
against this Taylor system. If I am
nominated and elected 1 will be in a
to better position to aid them in any
future trouble they may have than
any other man tha; could be elected
from the district.
The arsenal boys have an import
ant fight on, and yet, important as
their fight Is, there is another quee-J
tlon before the country that is even
bigger than theirs, and one which
means just as much to them, in the
long run, as their fight against the
Taylor system. I refer to the strug
gle to overcome the wrongs Inflicted
upon the people by the unjust tariff.
This 1b a question that hits every
man, woman and child In the coun
try. It is the source of practically
all our industrial evils, and until
it Is settled and settled right, there
can be no justice in this country for
the average citizen.
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the testimony before the Stanley
steel investigating committee, where
in it was shown that men in the em
ploy of the trusts work, for wages
as low as any men in Europe work
for (considered especially from the
standpoint of what their money will
buy in this country and in Europe)
and under conditions that are abso
On this issue the men of Rock Is
land ought to be with the democrats
solidly. Nothing else is so import
ant, because this question touches
every man in his pocketbook. The
republicans will raise false Issues;
they will not meet, this question
fairly and until it is met as the dem
ocrats propose to meet it, there can
be no justice to common men like
you and me.
I hope you will nevef lose an oppor
tunity to tell your republican friends
that I am just as much for them as
I am for the democrats. My sym
pathies are just as strongly with the
little children of republican fathers,
as they are with those of the demo
cratic faith. This tariff has brought
about a crisis and we all should
meet on common ground in facing it.
Again thanking you, I remain.
CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
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Notice is hereby given that on Tues
day, the second day of April, A. D.
1912, in the city of Rock Island, Hi., an
election will be held for the following
purpose, to-wit: To vote for or against
an ordinance giving the Union Electric
Telephone & Telegraph company, its
successors and assigns, and Charles L.
Bailey, Jr., trustee, of Harrisburg, Pa.,
permission to Bell, assign and transfer
to the Central Union Telephone com
pany, or any other person, firm or cor
poration, all its physical property, lo
cated In the city of Rock Island, I1L
Which election will be open at 7
o'clock in the morning and continue
open until 5 o'clock in the afternoon of
Places of registration and voting will
be the same as those published in no
tice of town clerk found elsewhere in
this paper. M. T. RUDGREX,
Notice is hereby given, that on
Tuesday, the second day of April, A.
D. .1912, au election will be held in
the township of Rock Island, 111., for
the following oificers, to-wit:
Four assistant supervisors.
One town clerk.
Places for registration and voting
will be as follows:
.. First precinct 413 Fourth
Second precinct 628 Eighth
Third precinct 900 Third avenue,
Fourth precinct 924 Ninth street
Fifth precinct County jail build
icg, Third avenue and Fourteenth
Sixth precinct 1434 Seventh ave
Seventh precinct 1101 Fifteenth
Eighth precinct 1914 Third ave
Ninth precinct Trinity church
vestry, rear of 118 Sixth avenue.
Tenth precinct Hose house on
Eleventh ' precinct Schmid's gro
cery store, 823 Twentieth street.
Twelfth precinct Hose house on
Thirteenth precinct Rear of 2700
Fourteenth precinct 3110 Fifth
Fifteenth precinct Peterson's car
penter shop, 510 Forty-fifth street.
Sixteenth precinct -Gannon's paint
shop, Fourteenth avenue between
Thirty-eighth and . Thirty-ninth
streets. SHIRLEY D. FOLSOM.
Rock Island. 111.. March 9. 1912.
HI WHO CAN BE ELECTED GOVERNOR"
I hereby announce myself a can
did ate for the democratic nomination
for representative in the general as
sembly of the 33 rd senatorial dis
trict, subjact to the democratic pri
maries to be held Tuesday; April 9,
IS 12. EVERETT L. WERT3.
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.
Sack of Flour
Tuesday afternoon, March
26, I will give away one large
Call at our store on that day
and take a number. It will cost
you absolutely nothing end at
3 o'clock sharp in the afternoon
one number will be drawn from
a box. : If the lady or gentleman
holding the number drawn is
present at the drawing he or
she will receive the free sack of
DANIEL WEBSTER FLOUR. If
the lady or gentlemen is not
present when the number is
called another number will be
SEE -THE DEMONSTRATION
of the kind of bread, cakes, biscuits,
etc., that can be made when you use
Daniel Webster flour, finest flour in
TELEPHONE WEST 1003 or 1808
A. W. Diedrich
305 Twentieth Street.
Staple and Fancy Grocers.
Medicines that aid nature are al
ways most successful. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy acts on this plan. It
loosens the cough, relieves the longs,
opens the secretions and aids nature
In restoring the system to a healthy
condition. Sold by all druggist.
Colors of Primary Ballots
Announcement is hereby made that, the colors of the primary
ballots to be used at a primary election to be held in Rock Is
land county Illinois, on the 9th day of April,.A. D., 1912, by
the respective parties will be as follows :
Republican Party White
Democratic Party Gray
Prohibition Party ...... Blue .
Socialist Party Red
Dated the 20th day of March, A. D., 1912. .
HENRY B. HUBBARD, County. Clerk.
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J. McCAN DAVIS of Springfield, Illinois.
A STATEMENT BY J. McCAN DAVIS. .
I oppose the third term for governor of Illinois.
No man ought to be governor of Illinois for three
Such has been the unwritten 'law in Illinois for al
most a century. It is a law which until now, in the
whole history of the state, no man has sought to violate.
The governorship was 'originally a one-term office
not by the unwritten but by the written law. Prior to
1870, the constitution barred self-succession in the of
fice of governor.
The people believed that when they came to elect a
governor the most important office within their gift
they should have a free and untrammeled choice;
that the prestige and power of the man in office should
not be used to prolong his tenure of office.
And they wrote it in their constitution. It was plain
common sense. But if it was a good law 50 years ago
it is a hundred-fold oettsr now.
For an amazing change has come in a half century.
From a few clerks in a modest little state house, the
patronage of the governor has grown until his ap
pointees (directly and indirectly) now are numbered
by the thousands. He controls a vast political organ- ,
ization, composed of the most expert wirepullers and
manipulators that lucrative offices will commend all
maintained at public expense.
In 20 years the state machine has grown enormous
ly. In the view of many who are part of it, the machine
is invincible. It has proved its power repeatedly; it
proved it conclusively in 1908, when it forced the re
nomination of the incumbent of the office.
The same power the same machine the same- "in
vincible organization" -now seeks to overthrow the
precedent of a hundred years, to thwart the unwritten
'law which heretofore no man has dared defy, to nom
,'inate and elect the present governor for the third
time, and thus to perpetuate the state machine in its
existence and its autocratic power;
There is no personal feeling in this statement. I
am not condemning personally , the men who hold of
fices. I denounce the system a system sufficiently
powerful, unless met by extraordinary opposition, to
defeat the real will of the people.
.Abolish the third "term in the governor's office
, that is the only, remedy now at hand for a state of
things both dangerous and intolerable. The remedy
lies in the hand3 of the voters.
I am not a chronic critic of the machine. I believe
in party organization, but not in a personal machine
designed to perpetuate an individual in an office of
great prestige and power.
That is one great issue of this campaign.
There is another issue cne that must become of
even greater magnitude unless the people -effect a
' change of conditions.
I refer to the extravagant use of money o secure a
nomination for governor. It is alleged and though
specific proof is not available, abundant, circum
stances support the assertion that in thi3 primary
campaign one candidate for governor has at his com
mand $100,000, another $200,000 another $350,000.
Where does this money come from? .
I do not pretend to know. I do not pretend to say
.from what particular "interests" it comes. But it
comes from somewhere; it does not come from empty
pockets; it does not grow on bushes. And rest assur
ed that back of a $300,000 campaign fund there is
somebody who is interested in seeing a particular man
made governor cf the state.
The big campaign fund is a public danger. It is more
dangerous than the jackpot, for it is beyond the reach
of the law.
As a candidate for governor, I can claim neither a
machine nor a big campaign fund. I appeal to the
people, to their deliberate judgment, to their good
sense. ' I am making no promises to move mountains
only to give the people a fair, honest, decent ad
ministration of the office of governor.
J. McCAN DAVIS.