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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1912.
DO NOT FORGET
Democrats should not overlook the
fact that Judge John W. Williams of
Carthage. Hancock county. Is a candi
date' In the tT:na.ry ele-i:on of next
Tuesday for state central committee
nian for the 14th congressional distri"t.
Ju'.ne Williams 1s the prent com
mitteeman, a Identified with no party
faction and Is a representative mem
her of the $arty who has been honor
ed In his own cointy and is a credit
Grants Increase in Wages.
Des Moines. April 3. The board of
arbitration appointed by the Dea
Moines City Railway company and
the street car men's union to draw up
Stand by a Rock Island Man in
Craig Logical Candidate for
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DR. RiGGS IS OUT
Er. John P. Jliggs of Media, Hender
son county, is a candidate for the dem
ocratic congressional nomination In
the 14th district at the primaries next
Tuesday and his friends in the lower
end of the district are working for his
All of which indicates that the dem
ocrats Are fully awake to the oppor
tunities for success in the general
election. Dr. Biggs is the opponent
of Clyde H. Tavenner of Rack Island
county for the democratic nomination.
The Right Man
of ihe Republic of China
To the democratic voters of the
Thirty-third senatorial district: Be
lieving that the democrats will be
successful In the state election, as
well as in the national, this fall, and
knowing that an experienced member
of the legislature, one who is per
sonally acquainted with the state of
ficials, can be of much greater ser
vice to the people, particularly the
democrats of the district, than an in
experienced one, as a candidate for
renomination as representative in the
general assembly, I am asking the
support of the democratic voters as a
plain democrat who, as their repre
sentative for the past three years, has
acted la harmony with the .lare ma
jority of the democratic memBers of
the general assembly upon all polit-
leal questions, after careful consid
eration, has taken such actions as 1
believed to be in the interest of the
I iitopie bs a wnoie.
rniinoiH liTnvrat.) If renominated I expert to stand
Democratic victory at the polls In i squarely upon the democratic pUtfon
as I have in the past, and as I am not,
nor will I he pieced to any interest
cr faction, I will be free to use my
Ltst judcraent upon all q'.iePtions com
ing before the prncral assembly.
1M2 Is aKsuit-d If the democrats them
r lfn do not throw the oirortunity
i.w;iy. lint it will be no walk-over in
i'li'ioir. Tin' rppuMicun party will
nipki- tt.o fV.t ff itn life and for Its
lite. To w.n tliTc tnuHt b- a united
rti Mi'ic nicv. a strong, clean ticket and
plenty of hotiPKt ork.
Th party is bettor united than In
prt(. The principal concern Just now
is the iirliTity rle; tinn, April it, which
v- iA iic!i rminc ihe maUeuu of the titate
t i( Ki t.
A U;:iire nt the list of candidates
tcr I .eiiti'iiuiit tovcrnor will show that
they Hie ii 11 from the same localities
as the cuifi'dHics for governor. The
(I. p: ion 1 CluuleH C. C'ruig of
Ciiii ; li i! i . who would nii'ke a Fui'able
r.n ; :i"; in : i h Caldwell. Ounne,
.M; ' ii,.;, r l ;( kwiti, whoever receives
th r-iif:n;iti"ti for governor.
Wi.h ail lee respect to the othfr
ui i; i.!n fi r th:u honor, it would be
p'or pi.lltU's to nominate l.o'b the gov-
i nor ai d lieutenant governor from
ihi :."ine plrce. In 1 St2 one of the
v ti ibuti'ii; anses to. deinocra'ic vie
tcry ;i the titi-oiig dericcrutic tickt'L
c !! rt:trried neographirally. It can
be done this yar. The office of lieu-
HENRY L. WHEELAX.
a new a:e scale today acreed ution
an increase in wages of 10 2 p r cent
for all employes. The men had ssked
for an increasp cf 25 percent. The old
waee scale expired Marh 1.
1 hereby announce myself a can
didate for the deiLo-Tatic nomination
for representative in the geneial as
sembly of the 23rd benaloriul die
tnct, subjoct to the democratic pri
maries to be held Tuesday,- April 'J.
Iii2. EVERETT L. WEUTS.
Almost a Miracle.
One .f the most startling changes
?vit set n in any man. according to W.
U. Holsiiuw, ClHreniicn. Texas., was
fftUd years I'mi In his bi other. "H-3
hHd such a dreadfitl (ough." he writes,
"that all our fanfily thought he was
nt g.emer In the slate is similar golrg into consumption, but he began
Shanghai, China, March 20. The
draft of the provisional constitution of
the republic or China presented to the
national assembly at Nanking Feb. 20,
but which has to be adopted by the per
manent parliament when elected, is a
document containing seven articles and
fifty -five clauses, as follows:
ARTICXE I GENERAL.
(1) The republic of China has been
established by the people of China.
(2) The controlling power is vested
In the body of the people as a whole.
(3) The territory of the republic of
China consists of 22 provinces. Inner
and Outer Mongolia, Thibet and Koko
nor. (4) The government of the republic
of China is formed of the national as
sembly, the president and executive of
ficers and the Judiciary, acting con
jointly. ARTICXE II THE PEOPLE.
(5) There shall be no distinction of
race or religion, all being on an equal
ity. (6) They shall have the following
liberties: (a) No infliction of punish
ment without Judicial trial; (b) no
confiscation of house and home with
out Judicial sentence; (c) freedom In
the possession and use of property and
choice of occupation; (d) right of free
speech, publishing and printing, as
sembling and forming societies; (e)
privacy of correspondence; (f) free
dom of dwelling and removal else
where; (g) freedom of religious be
(7) They shall have the right to pe
tition the national assembly.
(8) They shall have the right of ap
pealing to the executive.
(9) They shall have the right of sub
mitting all cases to the judiciary for
(10) They shall have the right, when
officials violate the law to the injury
of popular rights, of appealing to the
11) They shall be eligible for gov
112) They shall have the right of
voting and of standing for office.
(13) They shall pay taxes according
j to a fixed .tariff.
I 14 They shall give due respect to
! tht- military.
! (15) The above rights must be lim
iud by legal provision when demanded
by public advantage, the maintenance
of peace, or times of special emer
gency. ARTICLE III XATIOXAI. ASSEMBLY.
(16) Until the establishment of the
parliament, legislative authority shall
be vested in the national assembly.
(17) The national assembly shall be
constituted by delegates from each
(18) Each province. Inner and Outer
Mongolia, Thibet, shall each elect five
delegates, Kokonor one, the manner of
election being left to each locality.
Each delegate has the right of one
(19 The national assembly has the
following duties and powers: (a) To
make the laws; (b) To decide upon
matters included in sections 35 and
3C; c) To pass upon the budget; (d)
To enforce a uniform system of tariff,
coinage, weights and measures, to
gether with regulating the public debt;
e) To audit the accounts of the gov
ernment; (f ) To receive end act upon
popular petitions; (g) In legal and
similar matters requiring an interpre
tation, to decide for the covernment:
(h) Five or more members may insti
tute an Inquiry from the executive and
demand a reply; (i) Four-fifths of the
members shall constitute a quorom
and three-fourths of the - members
present for the purpose may impeach
the (president for violating the consti
tution, in 'which case each local as
sembly shall elect one person to con
stitute a special court of Justice; (j)
Three-fourths of the members shall
constitute a quorom for the purpose
and two-thirds of the members pres
ent may charge any executive officer
with failure to perform his duty or
violation of the law; if the president
vetoes the decision and It still re
main unchanged, the said official
mu6t retire from office.
(20) The national assembly shall it-
slf decide upon times for meeting, and
the opening and closing of its sessions.
(II) The kneetlngs must be public
unless specially requested by execu
tive officers, or upon the vote of a ma
jority of Its members.
(12) A quorum shall require the
presence of a jnajority of the mem
(23) Ordinary questions shall re
quire a majority for settlement, but
matters involved in section 26 shall re
quire a two-thirds vote.
(24) The speaker shall decide the
result of the vote.
(25) The speaker shall announce
the decisions of the national assembly
to the provisional president, who shall
Instruct" the various members of the
executive to carry them out.
(26) If the resident veto an av
A certain group of lawless men in this county charge that I ; tion of the national assembly h must
iun!a jo aays pi tee announcement
am incompetent to fill the office of state's attorney. te pi&m tu reasons, and return it
I to the national assembly for reconsld-
If this were true would not they be more likely to favor than erauon. But if two-thirds 0f the mem-
Iters still approve it, it goes into effect
(27) Members, during the time of
f vr "fl
"if ' -V KyC- V g i
f ma mm in iT 1 - T I
I am a candidate for the dem
ocratic nomination for congresB
in the primaries to be held next
Tuesday and I respectfully so
licit the support of the voters of
this congressional district.
CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
debate and voting, shall not be allowed
to have duties that take them out of
(2S) Members may not be arrested
during the sessions of the national
assembly without the permission of
the national assembly except for
crimes committed then, or for matters
concerning internal disorders or for
(29) The speaker 6hall be elected
by ballot upon a majority of the entire
(30) The national assembly shall
make its own rules and adopt them.
(31) Executive officers and those
deputed "by the government may meet
and deliberate with the national as
sembly. ARTICLE IV PRESIDENT AND VICE
(32) They shall be elected upon a
two-thirds majority of the electors
from the provinces, but each province
(hall be limited to one vote.
(33) The president shall represent
the provisional government, shall have
general oversight of administrative
natters and shall proclaim the laws
(34) The president shall be com-mander-in-clilef
of the army and navy.
(33) The president shall establish
the regulations controlling officials and
shall have the right to employ or dis
miss executive officers, but the official
regulations, the choice of executive
officers and representatives must all be
approved by the national assemblT4
(36) The president shall, in conjunc
tion with the national assembly, de
clare -war and peace and make entreat
(37) He may -within the legal limi
tations order (defense measures.
(38) He shall represent the nation
in receiving foreign ministers and am
bassadors. (39) He shall propose legislative
measures to the national assembly.
(40) He n&y In times of special
emergency Issue laws In place of the
existing ones, but must afterwards no
tify, the national assembly and secure
(41) He may confer honors, and or
ders of merit upon those deserving of
(42) He may proclaim general re
mission of taxes, special remission, re
prieves and restoration to privileges;
but general remissions must first pass
the national assembly.
(43) The vice president may act for
the president if for any reason he
ceases to fill his office, and may tem
porarily takes his place when hindered
ARTICLE "V EXECUTIVE OFFICERS.
(44) These ehall Include the prem
ier and heads of departments.
(45) They shall help the president to
carry on 'the government, to put the
laws into execution and to perform
their own special duties.
(46). They shall sign their names to
the president's legislative proposals.
announcements of laws and executive
ARTICLE TI THE JCBIC1ARY.
(47) Ihe president and minister of
justice (attorney general) shall ap
point the various judges, the regula
tions for the courts and qualifications
of judges to be fixed hy law.
(48) Justices shall be independent
and free from Interference by the
(49) Justices while In office, shall
not have their salaries reduced or be
transferred to other duties, nor shall
they be dismissed unless because of
judicial sentences or charges involving
retirement from office, the regulations
governing such charges to be fixed by
(50) Justices shall, In harmony
with republican ideals, conduct civil
and criminal trials according to stat
ute, but this shall not Include trials
of the executive or other special
trials not included in the above.
(51) Trials shall be public, but in
instances recognized as affecting
peace and order they may be secret
(52) "Within a year from the estab
lishment of the provisional govern
ment the presldnt shall summon a
parliament; the procedure for sum
moning shall be fixed by the national
(53) The constitution of the repub
lic shall be drawn up by parliament,
until which time the present "Modus
Operandi"' shall have the same force
as a constitution.
ARTCLE Vn BY-LAWS.
(54) Te present agreement ("Mo
dus Operandi") shall require a two
thirds majority of the members, or it
may be amended upon recommenda
tion by the president if there are four-
hfths of the members present, of
whom three-fourths approve the
(55) This agreement shall go Into
effect upon its promulgation.
to tli it f -.( i.p.'FiiUnt In national
politics, and the nomination should be
accordingly. HeuJjts Mr. Craig
hun an honorable record in the state
to use Dr. King's New Discovery, and
was completely currd by ten bottles.
Now he is sound and well and weighs
21S pounds. For many years our fam-
lrjEi.Uitur.'. is r;.;i;t on th questions Jly has usid this wonderful remedy
ol the ly. Is hii aKi'esaive catniaign-j for Coughs and Cclds with excellent
er. a rrprcMiiiptive Illlnoibun and i3jresults." It's quick, eafe, reliable and
in every viy worthy of nomination I guaranteed. Price of cents and $1.00.
mid election. " Trial bottle free at all druggists.
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THE EEST BLOOD PURIFIER
IS THE BEST TOSIC
THE MAN WHO CAN BE
Or, c, J
J. McCAN DAVIS of Springfield, Illinoii.
Every Republican Vote"
As the Lion fs Monarch
of the Forest, so S. S. S. is
King of Blood Purifiers and
Master over all blood diseases.
Pure, rich blood and a free
circulation is the surest pre
vention against the diseases
and disorders which are con
stantly attacking our physical
systems. Healthy blood stimulates the excretory members and
enables them to filter out of the system everything thaMs not neces
sary or beneficial to the growth and development of the body. Thus
we are apt to remain healthy unless there is a weakening of the
vital fluid or an impure infection or the circulation.
Imperfect blood takes various forms in its outward manifestation.
A weak, watery circulation denotes anaemia with its attendant evils
of pale, waxy complexions, malarial conditions, or perhaps some more
definitely marked disorder is shown. Frequently the blood becomes
infected with acrid humors, and Eczema, Tetter, Acne, or some other
skin attection makes its appearance, while an excess or uric acid in
the circulation produces Rheumatism with its pains and aches.
Old Sores and Ulcers are likewise dependent on bad blood, these
places being kept open and in a state of irritation by the drainage of
pollution which disordered blood constantly discharges into them.
Another common indication of weak, impure blood is the loss of
appetite, tired, worn out feeling and a general run-down condition of
the system. 1 his is an ailment very prevalent in the bpnng and most
persons so afflicted realize the necessity of overcoming the trouble by
he use of a tonic.
U e recommend to all in need of a blood purifier or tonic, the
use of S. S. S., a medicine which has proven itself the greatest of all
Diooa purifiers, it goes down into the circulation ana removes all im
purities, humors and poisons and makes the blood pure and health-
sustaining, it purifies and strengthens weak deteriorated blood.
supplies it with the healthful properties it needs and lays the founda
tion for good health. As a tonic
S. S. S. has no equal and those who
are beginning to feel the need of
such a medicine to fortify them
selves against the unpleasant con
ditions which come with Snrin
and early Summer, should commence its use at once. S. S. S., the
King of Blood Purifiers, is a genuine blood cleanser, made entirely
from roots, herbs and barks; it does not contain a particle of mineral
m any iorm. iou couicrnot ao better than begin the use or b. S. S.
if from any cause your blood is weak or impure. S. S. S. cures all
troubles due to a deranged circulation, and you will find it the most
satisfactory tonic you ever used. Write for book on the blood and
any medical advice. No charge for either.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO, ATLANTA. CA,
The Republican nominee for Governor this year, to be certain of
election in November, must have every Republican vote in the State.
Not one of the so-called "leading candidates" the men who hav
been in the field for months, who have bitterly assailed one another, and
each of whom has a large element of the party arrayed against him
not one of these can command that support.
"Can He Be Elected?"
That is the Big Question this year, when we come to nominate a
candidate for Governor.
It is the same question which confronted the Republican party of the-
natlon In 1860, when Abraham Lincoln was nominated for President
not because he seemed at the time the "biggest man" of the party, but
beause he was the one man who could be elected.
The one man now seeking the Republican nomination for Governor
who can be elected beyond question Is J. McCan Davis. That he can be
elected is universally conceded.
He is without factional alignment. He has the personal esteem and
good will of men of all factions. There is no Republican in Illinois who
cannot consistently and enthusiastically support him.
A native of Illinois born in Fulton County forty-five years ago; son
of a veteran of the Civil War; In succession a farmer boy, country
school teacher, court reporter, newspaper writer, lawyer, author of maga
zine articles and books, high authority on the life of Abraham Lincoln,
elected in 1908 clerk of the highest court ot the State such in brief
has been the career of J. MCan Davis.
"Well Fitted for the Office"
J. McCan Davis, by his familiarity with public- affairs for a quarter of
a century by a close contact with all departments of the State govern
ment from the time of Governor "Dick" Oglesby to the present day by
a wide acquaintance with public men, equalled by few other men in the
State and by the breadth and depth of his abilityis well fitted for the
office of Governor.
"Same in Chicago as in Cairo"
J. McCan Davis Is not a "trimmer" in politics. He frankly states his
views on public questions and his .'lews are the same in all parts of the
state. On March 26 he addressed thu Hamilton Club of Chicago (the
leading Republican organization of that city), and he said:
"I say to you now and I express the same opinion whether in Chi
cago or In Cairo that in my candid opinion no Chicago man ought to
be nominated by the Republican party for Governor this year.. I believe
it will be best for the party, best for the State, best for Chicago Itself,
to nominate this year a man from the ountry. No man nominated
through the effective influence of a vast ampaign fund contributed by
the "interests" can be independent in the executive office. The Governor
of Illinois ought to have but one 'boss' the people whom he is elected
to. serve. I am In favor of that kind of 'boss rule.'
His "Place cn the Ballot"
J. McCan Davis is Number Seven in the list of candidates for Gov
ernor on the primary ballot. He made no contest for "first" or "laBt
place." In a recent statement he said:
"While one candidate Is depending on "first place" on the primary
ballot to help him, and while another publicly jubilates that he has se
cured 'last Rlace," expecting It to 'increase his vote by many thousands,'
I have no such 'advantages.' I trust that I shall have higher claims to
support. To the RepubUcan voters, whose support I have to secure, I
shall accord some degree of intelligence."
J. McCan Davis Can Be Nominated
Whether or not J. MCan Davis Is to be the nominee of (he Republi
can party for Governor this year depends wholly on the good sense of
the country voters the voters who live outside of Cook County.
Chicago has had the Governorship during twelve of the last twenty
years. This year the office belongs to the country.
In 1908, In the primary campaign, for Cl rk of the Supreme Court, two
Cook County candidates absorbed most of the vote of that county. Mr.
Davis received only seven per cent of the Cook county vote, only one
In every fifteen votes cast. But in the coumry, although there wer
e five country candidates, he received 21 per cent of the vote one vote I
n every three votea cast.
This year there are four candidates for Governor contending fiercely
for the Cook County vote virtually four Ccok County candidates
while four others are dependent mainly on the country vote.
The Cook County vote seems certain to be split up in such a way
that if J. McCan Davis can secure one vote In four of the Votea cast out
side of Cook County, he wiil be nominated.
A "complimentary vote" this year for some candidate who has no
chance to be nominated, is dangerous. It merely helps nominate a man
whom you do not want a man whose nomination would mean party dis
Make your vote count make it nominate
April 9 for J. McCan Pavia.
a Governor by idling It