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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1912.
NINE STATE TEST
FAR IN THE LEAD
REV. MR. OGLEVEEWILL
BE INSTALLED TONIGHT
This evening takes place the Instal
lation of Rev. W. O. Og'.evee as pastor
of the new South Park Presbyterian
church. The services will begin at
7:30 and will be participated in by
members of the mother church Broad
way Presbyterian and the grandmoth
er church Central Presbyterian.
Rev. Marion Humphreys of Cen-
i tral church will preside at the
meeting, the sermon will be preached i
by Rev. M. C. Hanna of Milan. Rev.
Mr. Ollerenshaw of Mediapolis, Iowa,
will deliver the charge to the .pastor
and Dr. W. S. Marquis will give the
DUNNE WRITES ON
8pelal to The Argus.)
Chicago, 111, Nov. 1. A straw vote
taken by postcard has Just been com
pleted by the Wilson National Pro
gressive Republican league to test the
proportion of republican votes that or
ganization has been able to swing to
Wilson. The result announced yester-1 charge to the people
day out of 14,022 votes in nine states
gave Wilson 7,388, Taft 1,707 and
The postcards mere sent only to pro
gressive republictns, using the organ
ization lists of the La Follette p re-convention
campaign. Thlrty-flve thous
and postcards ballots were sent out in
nine states. None was sent to the
progressive republican leaders, but
only to the rank and file selected hap
hazard from the lists.
This work was undertaken 10 days
ago, and up to last night, of the 35,000
cards 14,023 has been returned. Many
surprising things are shown by the
tabulation of the vote.
In Illinois, where the third party
leaders assert that the entire progres
sive republican organization has gone
Into the third party, Wilson received
nearly half of the progressive republi
can postal card votes.
In Wisconsin he received more than
half, RoOBevelt running a poor third.
In Michigan, also, another state in
which the third party leaders claim to
have secured the whole progressive re
publican strength, Wilson got more
In North Dakota he received more
than two-thirds of the total vote.
The tabulation of the votes follows:
WILL NOT STAND
FOR BIG EXPENSE
TO AID OLMSTED
People Thoroughly Aroused
Over Item of $6,000 That
(Special to The Argus.)
Chicago, Nov. 1. Judge Edward F.
Dunne, in a letter sent to John R.
Trevett of Champaign yesterday fully
outlined his position in regard to the
6thool problem. His letter is as fol
lows: Chicago, Oct. 31. 1912. J. R. Trev
ett, Room 9, Imperial bnilding, Cham
paign, 111., Dear Sir: I beg to acknowl
edge receipt of your favor of Oct. 30,
requesting that I give my views rela
tive to the state university. In
answer thereto, I beg to state that I
believe that the state university and
ether public educational institutions
should be maintained at the highest
point of efficiency and that liberal
appropriations to that end 6hould be
Not only am I in favor of the one
mill tax which now is used for that
purpose to defray the expenses of the
slat university but I am even in favor
ot increasing the one mill tax if in
Illinois 3,"S0 1.319
Michigan C OftO
Wisconsin 2.000 1.4i'l
Minnesota 2,?,C 1.248
Iowa 03 372
North Dakota l.71 l.'Mfi
.South Dakota MG 4V7
Kansas 703 ";
Nebraska 1.010 003
14.022 7,3 vs
Taft. Roosevelt. Debs.
The people will not stand for an
increase in their taxes of between $6,-
000 and $8,000 for the purpose of ele
vating to the circuit bench a county
judge who has two years of his term!
yet to run in the fulfillment of the dut
ies he asked the people to repose in
him. County Judge Olmsted has not
yet completed the contract with the
people which was of his own choosing,
and yet he is asking them to let him
out of it now thai be may be promoted
to the circuit bench, leaving to them
the expense of a special election and
primary to fill his unexpired term on
the county bench.
The Judicial election to be held in
connection with the general election
next Tuesday is of great Importance to
the people of the Fourteenth Judicial
circuit, and voters should not overlook
the separate judicial ballot.
There is every reason why Charles
B. Marshall should be elected. He is
a long time resident ot the district and
has been for years one of the hard
working active members of the bar.
He has the ability, the knowledge of
the law, the Judgment and the ability
as well as the temperament to make
an Ideal judge.
In the judiciary, politics 6hould not
be considered. The people should
elect the man best qualified for the
office, especially where the question
of expense is so deeply involved as It Is
in the case of County Judge R. W.
Olmsted who seeks election to the cir
cuit bench at direct and unavoidable
expense to the people.
the kind of
who are inclined to
'nour nersonal Diivileae in selecting
clothes vou want and are equally particular
tn the mice vou Dan lor them aet satisfaction here
ho the full measure of vour desire because this is
the store where you are always sure to
Whether it be a Fifteen or a Thirty Dollar Suit a Twelve-Fifty or a Thirty
Dollar Overcoat Whatever the price, if you buy here, it represents the utmost
value at the price.
Stein-Bloch Smart Clothes $20, $22.50, $25, $30
Overcoats $20. $25, $28, $30
We Guarantee the Best all wool suit at the price $15.00
A tlmilar vote a taken in New that way the state university and
England by the New Vork managers of ether public educational institutions
the league. They rent 23,tM)0 post-1 can be made more efficient and if that
(anl ballots to votrrs in Maine, New : be neceppary.
Haniprtilre, Vermont. Massachusetts j If elected governor it shall be my
and Connecticut. Six thousand einfct ' earnest concern to see the state uni-hundn-d
sixty-n.ne carls were re- I verity and other public educational
MRS. M'COMAS IS
DEAD IN MYSTERY
Daughter of Wisconsin Politi
cian Is Victim of Unex
Michaels-Stern Co. Clothes, suits or overcoats $12.50
to $25, Miller-Watt Clothes (Union Mado $12.50
to $25 for suits or overcoats
Choose Now and Get the Best Satisfaction
San Francisco, Nov. 1. Without re
covering consciousness even long
enough to whisper a word that would
clear the mystery under which she was
shot Tuesday morning in her apart
ment here, Mrs. Jean Wiswell Mc-
inr.t 'tut ions are kept up to the highest 1 Ccmas died yesterday. In the strange
Of th tc :,,?zr, were f r Wilson. 1
(: for R'fs-ve:t. 4::o for Taft. ?, for I
!b aril 1?. for Chanu. Of the five!
state nan'ed. Governor Wilson show- j
ej the greatest Htrength in Maine. j
possible point of efficiency.
Yo-irs very truly,
(Signed) E. F. DUNNE.
1 V V-:
i hifitories of the Wiswell and McComas
! families there are now three chapters
involving revolver shots, two of which
were fatal and not one of which has
been adequately explained.
W. P. McComas, the' dead woman's
husband, is a wealthy mining engineer.
He was tried four years ago for shoot-
ire, Mrs. Charlotte Noyes, a widow,
whose fortune he had lost for her on
the race track.
The second unexplained shooting
was that in which Margaret Wiswell,
. j at that time an actress, was wounded
...... , ; in a room at 2616 Michigan avenue.
Committee m Hancock County j c nlcag0. u wa8 said the shooting
was accidental, but the circumstances
were not made clear.
IS NOT PLEASING
If you have hat troubles,
"head" for Sexton's. We are
fast becoming known as Hat
Headquarters in this city.
CHAMPIONS, All Prices.
VEL0UR HATS, $5.00
Black, brown, pearl, blue.
Made in America or imported,
as you prefer.
Wilson Bros, or Arrow brand.
At your own prices.
SWEATERS AND JERSEYS
A. O. Spaulding Bros.' brand
or the Lorenzo brand. You can't
Underwear, Neckwear, Bags,
Trunks or Suit Cases, to suit
We sell the celebrated
Trousers and overalls.
Every pair guaranteed.
STEIN-BLOCH SMART CLOTHES
Not Favorable to Strad
ISpeclal to The Argus.)
Carthage, 111., Nov. 1 E. A. Wilcos.
chairman of the progressive commit
tee of Hancock county, is today distri
buting circulars among progressives
requesting all sincere believers in the
progressive movement to vote the
1800 2ND AYE.- ROCK ISLAND
Builds You Up
resent the remark made by someone
Last night McComas was at liberty i not yet identified. McComas took his
because of the testimony of a physi-wife to hPr anartment. he Eavs. and
left her at the coor at her request.
Then the shot was fired. She lingered
unconscious until yesterday.
SISTER WEDS AFTER SHOOTING.
Margaret Wiswell was married as
soon as she recovered from her wound
received in Chicago. She married Ray
Brooks of Goldfield, Nev.. mining en
gineer. The third of the trio of beautiful sis
ters is Mrs. Walter CVNeil, a grand op
era singer, now in Paris.
The shooting for which McComas
clan that his wife must have shot
herself. The coroner is not satisfied,
however, and has ordered a searching
FATHER I'KOMIXEXT 151 POLITICS.
Mrs. Jean Wiswell McComas was
one of the three strikingly beautiful
and unusually talented daughters ot
siraignt progrssive ticket, and not. for George N. Wiswell, former United
any candidate on any other ticket. ! States marshal for Wisconsin, three
This is in line with the feeling of Col ! t:me8 Bergeant-at-arms of republican
oixl Hoosevelt that "ar who are not 1 Eat,onal conventlonB and culef Polit"
with us. are against us" ' kal ai1 of Henrv c- Payne, former
At th hMdn,.arir f . ' postmaster general. Jean Wiswell met
sive party in Chicago it is hnnpd nm ! McComas in Mexico some time after a ! was tried caused a profound sensation
gressives will simply place a cross op-i;ury fal,ed t0 agree at h,s tHal for
poslte the nam of Theodore Roose- 8noot,nK ",ne rac widow." They
velt and let it go at that, which would I ere marr1ed 8o0n afterward and have
mean a vote for eve.ry candidate who!Blnce Bpent a -large portion of thelr
had the courage and conviction to be j tlt .1"
a ran,iiiatA on th.r fu0. The shooting of Mrs. McComas fol-
C. J. Searle, the candidate for con
gress who had the choice of the repub
lican and progressive nominations and
elected to remain on the Taft ticket
to the disgust of many sincere pro
gressives in the Fourteenth Illinois
dlbtrict, and who is now endeavoring
to trick the progressives Into voting
for him. is having a letter prepared
to send out to progressives asking
them for their support, on the ground
there is no candidate for congress on
the progressive ticket.
This scheme is not
lowed a quarrel with her husband be
! cause of a remark that had been made
! at the St. Francis hotel. She accused
him, it is said, of failing properly to
throughout the country. He admitted
firing the shot, but made the unusual
plea of self-defense. The woman was
enraged, he said, over her lost bets
made for her on the race track, and
attacked McComas with a cupful of
sulphuric acid. He shot once at the
ceiling to frighten her, and then when
that failed, he shot to disable her. In
stead he killed her instantly.
ners, the banner of the Commercial
Travelers' and Business men's Anti
Trust league, "flung to the breeze," at
Broadway and Twenty-seventh street.
is one banner in particular that at
tracts and holds the attention of the
passerby. Its epigrammatic shots at
the trusts are read and appreciated.
APPLES! APPLES! APPLES!!
Go to Laflin's orchard, three miles
south of Milan for your winter apples.!
The Commercial Travelers in the Campaign
by the leaders of the national progres
I sive movement, but it is understood
CURES COLDS, BRONCHITIS,!
in question mailed anyway In the hope
AeTLIIlA All TUDfllT a 11 r i fooling at least some of the progres
AilMMA, ALL IMriUAl AlL 6ves. The circular being distributed
LUNG TROUBLES. NO ALC0- VVlEr S"'t2
HOL OR DANGEROUS DRUGS.
Reports received from their travel
ing committees by the Commercial
Travelers' and Business Men's Anti
Trust league, headquarters Victoria
countenanced 1 rctel. New York, show that the
league s campaign for llson and Mar
shall is bringing good results and turn-
MISS BLANCHE WILSON
MISS TEEL'S HAIR SHOP
Room 410 Best Building
Tclephons West 2024
Shampooing, manicuring, scalp
massage, facial massage, hair
dressing, hair goods and toilet
straight bull moose ticket?" will great
ly lessen the effect of the letter to be
mailed in behalf of Searle. It is not
seen here how Searle has much pros
pect of election.
It is expected that Clyde E. Taven
ner. the progressive democratic candi
date, who has made a hard and ef
fective campaign, will carry Hancock
county by. 1.500, Warren county by at
least 1.000 and McDonough county try
400, which means thtt Searle would
have to carry Rock Island, Mercer and
Henderson counties by 2,900, which :t
is not believed that he can do.
Dawson, N. D. George Baker shot
and killed his wife and father-in-law,
Thomas Glas. He is in jail st Steele,
i threats of lvnching having been made
B. L. Christy
Candidate for state
representative on the
prohibition ticket in this
Vote for him, which
means honest represen
tation in the state leg
islature, as he has a
ing many uncertain votes in favor of
the democratic candidates.
"If one may use such a time-worn
phrase as looking out for his bread
and butter," said one of the league's
; travelers, back from a trip through
the middle west, "the traveling men,
30 per cent of whom are against trusts
and trust methods, are going to line
up with the side of the trust question
: that will assure them good incomes
and positions for the next four years.
And that side," said the traveler, "is
the Wilson and Marshall side."
Applying systematic, energetic and
business-like methods in their work,
the traveling men have organized a
nation-wide campaign against . the
tmsts. Their representatives on the
read, who reach every city, town and
hamlet in the country, are showing by
a series or timely talks on tariff topics,
the injury the trusts have done the
small manufacturer, the merchants and
the working people. In which are In
cluded the traveling men, in the United
; Scores of letters have been received
br the league from all sections of the
country from traveling men advising
of their Intention to march In the
; salesmen's division of the big parade
i Nov. 2 next in New York.
; From the viewpoint of political ban-
THE FIRST CUT
HAIR SIGN OF AGE
Easy Way to Preserve Natural
Color of the Hair and
Make It Grow
A harmless remedy, made from com
mon garden sage, quickly restores gray
hair to natural color. The care of the
hair, to prevent it from losing its color
and lustre, is just as important as to
care for teeth to keep them from dis
coloring. Why spend money for cos
metics and creams to improve the com
plexion, and yet neglect your hair, when
gray hair is even more conspicuous and
suggestive of age than wrinkles or ft
poor complexion? Of the two, it is
easier to preserve the natural color and
beauty of the hair than it is to have
a good complexion.
All that is necessary is the occasional
usa of Wyeth'B Sage and Sulphur Hair
Remedy, a preparation of common gar
den Sage and Sulphur, combined with
other valuable remedies for dry, harsh,
faded hair, dandruff, itching scalp ana
falling hair. After a few applications
of this simple, harmless remedy, your
hair will gradually be restored to its
natural color, in a short time the dan
druff will be removed, and your hair
will no longer come out but will start to
grow as Nature intended it should.
Don't reelect your hair, for it croes
further than anything else to make or
mar your gooa looks. You can buy
this remedy at any drug store for
fifty cents ft bottle, and your drug
gist will give vour money back if you
are not satisfied after nsine. Pur
chase ft bottle today. You will never
regret it when you realize the differ
ence it will make in your appearance.
Special agents. Harper Honse phar
macy, 19th St., 2Dd Ave. (Advertisement).
Specials for Saturday
Misses,' girls' and boys' knitted aviation caps in all
colors and weaves, at a bargain price:
25c values for 19c
39c values for 25c
50c values for 39c
75c values for 50c
Knit wool mittens, 25c values, special pair 19c
Children's leather gauntlet gloves, lined? 50c values
special pair 39g
.Men's fur gauntlet gloves, leather palms, lined, a regular
$1.00 glove, special, pair . 50c
Black cheviot, dress goods, 5 4 -inch Avidth, all
special yard . 49q
Percales, double fold, special for tomorrow only .... 5c
Brass extension curtain rods, special each '. 5c
Phoenix mufflers, all colors, special for tomorrow
only, each 19c
Ladies' coats, just a very few left,
to close them out at $4.50
Men's heavy fleece lined undershirts,
50c values, special 29c
Men's all wool socks, blue, gray and
black, special, pair . . . , 5q
Ladies' fleece lined drawers and vests,
special per garment at 'jgQ
In Our Grocery Department-
, White Rose flour, guaranteed, per sack $1.40
Sugar, 18 pounds for $1,00
Asparagus Tips, 20c quality for y....: 5C
Tagaurok macaroni, imported, per package 15c
Yeast Foam, per package 3C
Pure lard", per pound ; jgg
Santa Claus soap, eight bars for 25o
French mixed nuts, per pound 16c
Fancy cooking apples, per peck 4 20c
1615-1617 Second Ave.