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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 1, 1912.
DUNNE RALLY OF
Three Eloquent Chicagoans Ad
dress Fine Crowd at the
DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL NOMINEE
AND FORMER RIVAL WHO SPOKE FOR HIM
SAMUEL ALSCHULER TALKS
i . 1 . " . " . . . d
Gubernatorial Candidate and Hon. I
B. Stringer Unable to Appear as
Had Been Announced.
Hon. Samuel Alschuler, Frank
I.. Childs and D. J. Normoyle, all of i
Chicago, addressed a fine crowd at J
the Illinois theatre last night in what
was the big Dunne rally In Rock Is-1
land for the democratic ticket. Not
withstanding that Julge E. F. Dunne,'
democratic candidate for gover-
ncr, and Jud L. II. Stringer!
o( Lincoln, democratic candidate'
for crcptman ut-large, were un-'
avoidably detained and unable to
attend ifn meeting, tho::e who were;
there vrp.t away satisfied that they
Judge E. F. Dunne.
non. eamuei iscnuier.
I fetate," said Mr. Alschuler.
schools. Judge Dunne had his own j
lurge family of children educated In the ;
public educational institutions. "The '
same broadmindedness which Judgo j
Dunne evinced in behalf of Chicago's j
H.unc insTiruiions, win cnaracierize i
tit administration as governor of the
j bullet failed to remove Roosevelt from
th scene of his activities and that he
. . T . ..11 1 T, ,
At this point the speaker diverged ; nPeu uc v
ioi many more years 01 ubfiuiueeo iu
that his present posi-
inconsistent with formerly
at well fclrly brintl.-d with d.-inocraiic Me fcr circuit Judge In the Four- expressed views.
Mithusiaf ni to - huh thp audiej.re trenth judicial district. He said that i Two years ago, he said, on the rp
readily and heartily responded. Uoxa his personal acquaintance with ; turn of the colonel from the Africa
coiviv commit ikk t!iiu.K. ysT Marshall and from Lis knowledge
The meeting was tield under t he of him a one of the most dlstinguish
ausplces of the county central co.u-! ed attorneys in the district, he knew
mitti.e which acted in cooperation that witd him on the circuit bench,
with the Dunne club ai;U the. Wilson ! all men would look alike, Justice
had nr.Ail tirrif.t-.M,-, pveninz.
... ... :.. .i,.' KVOR C. B. 'MARSHAL!
ample eicues for the fact that Judel
Dunn and Judge Mrir.-r could i.ot l'E enough to pay an eloquent tribute , colIutrVi but
bo prent, and his t.Vik and th" others ' lo '. li. Marshall, democratic candi t;on j8 mogt'incol
hunting expedition, the ex-president
v.ent about the country urging the
election of a republican congress to
sustain President Taft and his policies
which as the bull moose candidate he
The speakers were n;et at tr.e v.c uld be blind, and honor and credit j now condemns; that in every district
was born of republican administration, j
ne cited the fact that the much talked
of treasury bonds issued by the fol-i
lowing democratic administration, I
were printed from plates engraved by j
the Harrison administration, which ;
undoubtedly foresaw the approaching :
APPEAL TO ROOSEVELT.
In conclusion, Mr. Alschuler said
that If Roosevelt really has the inter
ests of the common people at heart, he
vculd subordinate bis personal ambi
tions to their interests and instead of
seeking election on the Bryan princl
p".s of 1896, 1900 and 1908, should
join hands with the great commoner
in giving the common people the
rights safeguarded and vouchsafed in
the democratic platform and which
will come to the people upon the elec
tion of Woodrow Wilson to the presi
dency of the United States.
GIVES WIIIRLWIM) TALK.
Frank H. Childs followed Mr. Al-
scnuier on tne program and gave a
brilliant speech on state and national
n tues. He praised Judge Dunne's rec-1
ord as mayor of Chicago, riddled Gov
ernor Deneen's record in politics,
spoke at length upon the tariff and
icferring to the Roosevelt-Taft fight
said that if what each had said of the
other was true, neither is fit for the
presidency and that if the statements
were without foundations, both were
such colossal prevaricators as to be
undeserving of consideration for any
position of trust. Taft, he spoke of
b.i Roosevelt's hand made candidate
and president and self acknowledged
as such. Now, he said, Roosevelt de
sires to repudiate his own creation.
"The only safe thing to do," said Mr.
Childs, "is to elect Governor Woodrow
SUPPORTS ENTIRE TICKET.
D. J. Xormoyle of Chicago, to whose
remarks much local interest attaches
due to his having many relatives in
this vicinity, made a forceful and elo
quent address for the state and na
tional ticket. He let light in on De
neen's career from the time he was
a member of the state legislature.
through his incumbency of the office of
TAVENNER ON THE ISSUES
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE WRITES OF
WHAT IS VITAL BEFORE THE FEOPLE.
To the Voters of the Fourteenth Illi
nois Congressional District:
I took advantage of every opportun
ity to advocate the passage of the
dollar-a -day pen
sion bill. I still
believe that such
New Harper bouae by a recepuon com- uould be done the office. where he spoke, he denounced the dem-
nilttee which with IJicuer'b baud es- He spol:", too. of the desirability of j ocratic candidates who were running
corted theiu to the theatre. There ' the democ rats doiug their full duty ! on the same principles of progressive-1 state's attorney in Chicago and into
Dr. G. F. Jobnsun. chairman of the , this opportunity to elect three candi-1 riess which he now champions: that thc governor's mansion at Springfield.
ccunty central committee, called the dates to congress in the persons of i ht went to Chicago to secure the re- arraigned Roosevelt for having de
neeting to order and introduced J. W. Clyde H. Tavenner. L. B. Stringer and i publican nomination and would bave c'ared three times that he would not
Welch a chairman of the evening. Kzra Williams, the former candidate accented it on a platform sustaining ' De a candidate for a third term, quot-
Mr. Welch iu u short but delightful ft om this district and the latter two thf: present administration in all its
Introductory speech, revi'"Aed tlie cam-1 ci'ndidates-at-large. He called atten-jalms and policies; but that failing to
palgn events and predicted democratic . tion. too, to the importance of elect- secure the coveted honor, he had bolt-
succeks for both state and nation. He, ing democratic members of the state ! ed the party and come out on a plat
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aiBO iial U good woru lor . li. Jtltu iteirmtini'. uiumiiulu Ha il win ue i iicr
m-r, candidate for congress, Juu;e i4. ui.ty or tne legislature in tne near ru
B. Stringer and Kzra Williams, canili-1 ti-re to choose one and possibly two
dates for congressuieii-at-lare. Hon. C I'nited States senators. He said that
L. Wens, candidate for the state leg-, there Is no question about the coming
islature. Governor Wilnoti and Jud-.e ' election of Governor Woodrow Wilson
form every plank of which he stole
from the democratic propaganda; that
he is now seeking a third term which
ptactice he thrice declared unwise and
ing from Roosevelt's own utterances
He paid high tribute to Judge Dunne
ar. a citizen. Jurist and executive and
to Governor Wilson as a statesman
THEATRE WELL FILLED.
The Illinois theatre was well filled
and nicely decorated for the occasion
Dunne and in fuct the entire ticket'
from top to bott'irn.
Klll.DIL.ltS M UJI'.t T TO OltllKIt.
.Mr. Albchuier was U.o hrt-t speaker '
introduced by .Mr. Welch. At the very
outset he exprebsed plei-hure at being
ic Rock i: l;ind, tayirig it was just like
coming home; that :e iiad bee'.i heio
So UiTuiy limits on 'lii li lie bad been
so Well lw .'iM'ii uii.l ciilut taiued, that
il was Willi evi'ciue joy that lie re
ceived lusi ructions lo come here for
He iean wiih an iology f.ir the
abtiem e ol Jiidge F. lii'in.e, who
was to have l)'-o:i l!ie riKiin speaker of
the eveii.ng. "Jndf'.e Dunne, though a
leader." Kaid Mr. Albchuicr, "is sub-
for which he stumped the country two
to the presidency, but that to secure i years p.go and which the people re-
tr.e enactment into law of the demo
cratic principles, there must be a dem
ocratic house and democratic senate
to back up the president.
IMi'XKKN IS HF.I'l DIATKIJ.
Mr. Alschuler then spoke of the fact
tlat Governor Deneen had had the
Matnp ot Jit-approval of his own party
put upon him, once at the recent pri
rr.eries when two-thirds or nis own
is fighting the party which made him. I A feature which was commented upon
by the speakers was the presence of
many ladies in the boxes and in the
body of the house.
Chairman Welch took occasion to
announce the meeting of the Wilson
and Dunne clubs at democratic head
quarters in the Rock Island house to-
My father. J. E. Taveaner of Cordo
va, served three and one-half years in
the Civil war as a union soidier. and
I am nroud to Kav that I shared his
interest in the welfare of the surviv
I have Just pride in the following let
ter from General Isaac R. Sherwood,
the father of the Sherwood bill and
a measure should cnajrman of the committee oa invaiid
be passed. One j rf.nsj0ns of the bouse of representa
"House of Representatives. Com
mittee on Invalid Pensions, Washing
ton, D. C. Mr. Clyde H. Tavenner,
Two Political Clubs to Join
Final Meeting at Rock Is
land House Hall.
dollar a day for
few survivors of
the Civil war is
not by any means
too great a sum
for the men who
There yet remains one more b'n
rally for the democrats of Rock Island
county in the meeting of the "Wilson
and the Dunne clubs, jointly, in the
hall at democratic headquarters in the
Rock Island house tomorrow evening
at 8 o'clock, when Governor Wilson's
Newspaper Correspondent. Dear Sir message to the people will be read,
and Friend: i and speeches will be made by Clyde
I wish to thank you personally for H. Tavenner, candidate for congress;
risked their lives I the spiendid work you did through ; Floyd
newspaper articles in irreaiiug ovun
ment among the people of the country
in favor of the dollar-a-day pension
"I feel that your writings had much
to do with convincing a number of
senators and members of the house of
representatives that the pension bill
should pass, and I feel that the old
soldiers of the country are greatly in
debted to you for your services.
"Truly your friend,
"ISAAC R. SHERWOOD,
"Chairman Committee on Invalid Pen
sions." This evidence of the work I tried to
do in behalf of the old soldiers, which
I deem it proper to publish, in view of
the misrepresentation that has been
indulged in with reference to me.
CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
and gladly Buffer
ed the terrible
hardships of war
fare in order that
this union might
After the pas
sage of the Sher
wood bill, to which
the democrats fi
nally seen it would either be the com
promise bill or nothing, I practically
transformed my office into a branch of
the pension office, sending out blank
applications, and later filing them and
looking out for the claims of the old
soldiers. I not only did this for the
veterans residing in my district, but
gladly performed every possible ser
vice for every old soldier who wrote to
me from other cities and states.
E. Thompson, candidate for
state's attorney, and others.
The meeting is not only for all dem
ocrats, -whether affiliated with cither
organization or not. but for all citi
zens who may desire to hear Gover
nor Wilson's message and the address
es of Tavenner. Thompson, and the
others who will make short addresses.
It w ill be the final rally and It should
be a good one.
THIS IS THE TICKET
TO VOTE FOR
while Judge Dunne waa mayor of Chi
cago. It was my privilege to see him
twice a day in the capacity of a news
paper man and I want to say that 1
found him to be the most conscientious
public official that I have ever met be
fore or since.
CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
pudiated .wherever he spoke, and that
the democratic congress which was
then elected had given to the people
the things that they wanted insofar as
they were able. By its achievements.
congress made itself popular with the ' morrow evening at which time Gover-
people, enacting Istvs which were , v "son s final campaign message
meant for the pood of the country even j t tn? people of the United States will
though many of them were blocked by 1 1 read and at which C. H. Tavenner
President Taft's veto. I Rid Floyd E. Thompson, democratic
ptrty. speaking through the Danot, had kiddles c alamity now L. candidates, will speak. He also read
disapproved of his administration and! The sneaker then riddled the claims tne following telegram from C. H.
a'Fo four years ago when, notwith-; tLat panics atten(5 democratic succe:S
Klanding that Taft carried the state by . ..,.., ..,, ,....
tion to the one of '73 when there had
not been a democrat in sight for years
THIRD TERM PARTY
DOOMED TO LOSE
IN THE ELECTION
Failure of Colonel Roosevelt to
Climb Into White House
Again Is Inevitable.
170.000, Deneen had squeezed through
vith a bare 20,000.
Mr. Alschuler then turned to na-
Ject to orders like any other soldier tirnal Issues, spoke of the democratic I before and years after, of the one of
platform adopted at Baltimore, of the v-.. wnicn was oorn ot tne Harrison
fact lint Woodrow Wilson is a model ! republican administration and whi--h
and idenl candidate for the office he! bf came the inheritance of the drrno
r. eks. of the f hortcomings of the Taft ciatic party under Cleveland and of
ndmiiiisfrntion and in referring to , the more recent panic which was thr
Colonel RioFevelt and his third torn j "ndup of Roosevelt's seven and a half
pi or a pit da, raid that no one was more1 cars of political power. In proof of
Kiatnf.il tl'nn ho that the assassin's I hie t-tatement that the panic of 1S03
in a g od au::e lie is under the sup
ervition of his campaign inauagers and
tliesn latter decided p.! inmost the last
U'cmelit that it woild be unwise to
take th'i judge awa from Chicago
where he U uddresbitK big meetings
bclh uPrtiiMiiiS and evenings and
tihero thoi.rai. lH are beiim .sunn;? Into
title v.llh proKI-sslve democracy. Sev- j
tal blp; meetings had been planned for'
tonight and it was felt unwise to dis
appoint thoiii-andit of people who were
eager to hear him. While .ludre Dunne
lit appreciative of l.' many Rock Is
land frleudH and ihcir earnei inets and
desire to hear him. nevi Useless lie;
realizes that their first ambition Is to
elect a democratic governor and that I
with that Idea In mind tliey would be'
Willing to forego an opportunity to
fcenr him talk believing in the prim i
pal 'the grimiest number.'" Mr.
Stringer, Mr. Alschuler raU, was de-1
Ulned by the sudden death of his law !
partner at Lincoln, III.
j on iu t nul l. I'Iuimim;.
- Orders fruiu the caipa.;". managers '
to Mr. Albchuler were taut lie bpe..h. .
li Kuck Island, and like a Foia.er l.e
Obeyed. Incidentally, he said ttiat liiu
Older were not at all d:sta&tetul to
blm as he deemed il a privilt ge nu '
pleat-ure to come here as lo olii. r
places in the Mate and fulfill t.'.e
pledge be made during the recent pti
luarles wbuu he himself had been a
feandidate for the nominal ion which :
Judge Dunue now holds. H's promise
bad beeu to abide by the dccUicn ot
O o voters and to sustain the noiii.in u
Of the party with ail his heart and
r-ergy. and none who beard him labt j
Bight can doubt his sincerity when he
made the pledge.
. He spoke of his appreciation of the
(ryalty of bis own friends in th city
and district and of how they had stood
by him In bis own endeavor to land
ihe nomination; of their response to
ds ai ieal; and he exprebsed the hope
tj.at they would now respond in like
j lrlt to this, his second appeal and
give to Judge Dunne the same hearty
i pport given him. This, he said, would
be the highest act of political or per
sonal friendship they could confer
"V thihite to JHK.K iinn;
I Mr. Alschuler paid glowing tribute
to Judge Dunne as a jurist and mayor
qf Chicago, of his eminent qualifies
tW r.s for the office of governor of the
Urte of Illinois and of his record
utile judt;e and city executive in rec
Ofniiing all conditions, stations and
cired of men He told of the candi
date'! career since the time he started
out to secure an education in the pub
lic school, of his earnest teal for the
public school system and other public
ir.rtltutions supported and sustained
by the people. A patron of the public
Warsaw. 111., Oct. 31.-Dr. G. F.
Johnson, County Chairman, Rock Is
land, 111.: Regret more than I can say
that it will be Impossible to reach
Rock Island tonight in tl;ne to heip
welcome Judge Dunne, the besi. mayor
C hicago ever had. It may ,s of in
terest to many who know that
the expression, "best mayor Chicago
ever had" was coined by a Chicago
newspaper man who met Judge Dunne
e ery day but who worked on a paper
which was hostile to Judge Dunne
(Special to The Argun.)
New York, Nov. 1 The failure of
Colonel Roosevelt's third term party
movement Nov. 5 is inevitable, accord
ing to Rudolph Spreckels, head of the
Wilson National Progressive Republi
can league. It will be due to the
term party movement, and will result
in bringing real progressive republi
cans together again for the battle
four years hence."
Mr. Spreckel's belief in the failure
of the third term party movement' is
shared by Gilbert E. Roe of New York,
formed law partner of Senator La Fol-
lette and by Professor C. C. Pearce
of Columbia university. Both Mr. Roe
and Trofessor Pearce were staunch
supporters of Senator La Follette in
tne primary campaign and they
stumped California, Wisconsin and
the middle west in his behalf.
"Had Colonel Roosevelt been on the
Bteam roller at Chicago, instead ot
under it," says Professor Pearce,
"there would have been no third term
party movement. The movement had
a spectacular rise because it was
heavily financed by trust money and
because of Colonel Roosevelt's flam
boyant circus methods, but the public
is now aware of its insincerity, and
Nov. 5 will Bee Its collapse.
"It Is Not fo Ecsy For Us to Live as It Used to Be"
I'rum Sirrrh by Wouilrntr llao.
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loss of public confidence in the Col
onel's cause, following the revela
tions as to the source of his cam
paign contributions brought out by
the senate investigating committee,
and to the feeling that he betrayed
the candidacy of Senator Robert M.
La Follette-iu order to promote his
own selfish ambition. In the follow
ing statement, to progressive republi
cans, Mr. Spreckels tells how Colonel
Roosevelt committed a fatal blunder
in permitting hlmsolf to be the tool
of tru6t. interests that feared the grow
ing strength of the progressive move
ment within the republican party:
"I have always been a staunch sup
porter of Colonel Roosevelt in the
past and shall never fall to give him
full credit for his good politics, and
no one regrets more than I his fall
from the exalted position in which
had always held him. I believe
he is the victim of his great personal
ambition, and of scheming Drlvlleee
seekers. In the light, of what we
have learned through the senate in
vestigating committee there can be
no doubt that Colonel Roosevelt's
candidacy waa brought, forward and
financed by those selfish special in
terest seekers who feared the grow
ing strength of the progressive move
ment within the republican party.
Knowing the uncompromising charac
ter of Senator La Follette it is but
natural that they feared his nomina
tion as the progressive republican
standard bearer. Therefore, through
their agents they deliberately brought
about the candidacy of Colonel Roose
velt, obviously with the intention of
disrupting the republican progres
sive forces. How well they succeed
ed must now be apparent, to all.
"The betrayal of Senator La Follette
was staged and brought to a climax
in Philadelphia. We have been told
by the men who deserted La
Follette that it was because
of his apparent physical col
lopse that they rallied to the stand
ard of a new leader. In truth, these
men had forsaken La Follette for
Roosevelt long before Senator La Fol
lette appeared In Philadelphia for the
last speech of his campaign. Colonel
Roosevelt's letter to John A. Nugent
of Philadelphia, as read before the
Clapp investigating committee at
Washington, in which the co'onel sug
gested an interview to discuss his
campaign fund, proves clearly that,
Colonel Roosevelt was laying plans
for his candidacy long before It was
announced. This letter was dated
January 22, 1912. Senator La Toi
lette's appearance in Philadelphia was
Feb. 3, 1912. This, in my opinion,
clearly proves that the conspiracy
gainst La Follette's candidacy had
been under way some time prior to
his so-called collapse in Philadelphia.
"The people are now thoroughly
aware of Colonel Roosevelt's dcplicity
and they are not likely to trust him
at the head of our government again.
His d feat,whlch now seems inevitable,
will show the uselessnc-es of his third
He Must Be Shy.
"Prettv bashful sort of chnp. isn't
"Dashful? I should say so. ne's the
k'd of ' fellow who'd stammer and
6t .1er and break and run if oppor
tunity came up smiling and tried to
shake hands with him." St Louis
For Praldtit WOODIIOW WILSON
of New Jene7.
For Ylro Prraldrnt THOMAS R.
MARSHALL, of Indian.
For Governor tUWARD F. Dl'NKB.
For Lieutenant Governor BARKAT
For Secretary of State HARRY
For State Auditor JAMES J. BRADY.
For Stat Treasurer WILLIAM
For Attorney General P. J. LUCKY.
For Cong;reaatnea-at-Lara;e W'lL.
1. 1 AM EZRA WILLIAMS, LAWIULMB
For United Statea Seaator JAMES,
For CODgreamu CLYDE IL TAY
ENKER. For Member of the Stat Board of
Equalisation JOHN DAT.
For Jada-e of tho Clrenlt Conrt
Charles B. Marshall.
For Member of tha 1 .eg la la rare R. L,
For Circuit Clerk GCSTAfll
For Recorder B. F. SOMMERSON.
For State'a Attorney FLOYD D.
For Coroner DR. R. C. J. UETKR.
For Snrreror C. C HUB BART.
For Probata Clark FRANK GfS-TAFSON.
Troud Father In the sweet gurden
of our home, sir, my daughter in a
blushing rosebud. "Waggish Visitor
And you, of course, are the poppy.
Lota of 'Em.
She It says here that a mnn in Kan
sas hn n chicken that enn dance mid
tries to sing. ITe Why. the atnge In
crowded with them already. Cincin
A Discussion on Talk.
Tommy Pop. what la the difference j
between a dialogue and a monologue?
Pop When two women talk, my non.
It's a dlalotme: but when a woman car-; !
rles on a conversation with her hus-,
band it's a monologue. Exchange,
Tnille m? Pa-Yen, WHlle-Teaen
er any we're here to help others. Pa
Of course we are. Willie Well, what
ire the others here fort Chicago
Charles B. Marshall
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Democratic uomlnee for Circjit Judge.
It will NOT cost the people of Eock Island county $6,000
to etect him.
Vote for him on the separate judicial ballot.