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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, NOVEMBER I. 1915.
Congressional Candidate With
out a Party Looking to Dem
ocrats' to Elect Him.
3 The Democratic County "Nominees &
Judge C. J. Searle, candidate for
congress, succeeded in keeping clear j
of both the republican and progres- j
Ire parties to the last, so far as ac- '
knowledglng allegiance to either is
concerned. In other words, he went;
through the campaign advocating j
Searle and him alone. More than
that, he Las been disposed to resent ,
as a personal unkinduem any effort to
"lin him. up either for Taft or for
Roosevelt," He has felt the middle of
the road policy was his by some mys-
terious right, and, having gained the 1
republican nomination, his obligation '
to that political organization then and
there coased. Whether or not it was j
the use of democratic votes in the
primary to accomplish his nomination
and the expected use of democratic j
votes In the general election to accom- ,
pllsh his election, that Judge 8arle i
felt absolved from further loyalty to :
the party that honored him with a
nomination, it makes no difference, j
He has fone right along boosting him
self, to the utter disregard of bis as
sociate nominees from top to bottom
on his ticket.
The disclosure of attempted bi-par- Lenerai disgust among the progres
tUan alliances in his behalf In tue!Blvtgi who are urged to either!
closing days of the campaign-trading vot the Btralght progressive ticket, '
alliances with the purpose to operate whlch ha8 no ongreMional candidate,
to the detriment of candidates on bis
own ticket as well as candidates oa
the democratic ticket proved the cli
max. In fact the only resson such
trtdlng propositions have failed so far
Is due to the fact that democrats have
indignantly rejected them.
The fact that Judge Searle was en
dorsed by the progressives at Mollne
Saturday night is of peculiar interest,
taken into consideration with the feel
ings of the progressives In the lower
end of the district, where they are
fighting him tooth and nail beraune
of his failure to make manly declara
tion either for or against them when
he was obliged by the secretary of
state of Illinois to elect which ticket
he would stand with. The progressives
In tho south end maintain that Judge
Scaile decided in favor of the republi
can standard, not becautm he loved It,
hut In hopes of getting the republican
vote, and trusting to his reputation as
an Irregular republican In tlmep past
to draw the bull nioope to Mm.
At any rate, the GaieBburg Mall, one j
of th leading progremive papers in i
the state, which Is supporting the en
tire progres.Hlve ticket from Roosevelt
down as far as It goes, in an account
tt the bull moose demonstration at
Monmouth last week, says:
"C. J. Bearle of Rock Island, canill
dnte for eongrens from the Fourteenth
district. Is one of the thief objects of
the bull moosp campaign In thU dis
trict .and this gentleman, whose
'fence-riding' aptitude Is Illustrated
elsewhere In this paper. Is finding him-;the Bettlement we. Implicated In the
self the target for many bull moose . apfault upon Arthur Crulie, the ex
mlsslle,. His effort to ride both tbe prp,stran who Ws tttarked In that
bull moose and the g. o. p. elephant In . eeotir,ri f the c'tv last week. Mrs.
the race Is proving an almost Impos!-1 i arker has conducted an Inquiry and
ami tub enoris are proving or
"Mr. Searle was the choice of both
the progressives snd the republicans
at the primaries, but when the definite
split came, he elected to stand by the
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Demccralic i.ominee for Circjit Judge.
It will NOT cost the people of Rock Island, county $6,000
to t!?ct him.
Vote for him on the separate judicial ballot.
Floyd E. Thompson,
G. O. P., and also Indicated a desire to
'pull' with the progressives at the j
en mo tlmp This nttttn1p ia ranslne 1
or to scratch their ballots for Clyde
H. Tavenner, the democratic candi
date, whose campaign at the present
time gives indications of proving suc
cessful. "The fight against Candidate Searles,
since he chose to align himself with
the republican party, lg being waged
on the theory advanced by Theodore
Roosevelt when he said, 'Whosoever is
not for us Is against us.'" ,
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 4. Ferrets '
Ing out of more case of alleged Ille
gal registration and perfecting plans
to get out the entire vote in the state
tomorrow was the order In the cam
paigns of the three political parties in
the state today. Detectives have
been at work Jn most of the principal
towns In the state several days.
More than a dozen cases of illegal ;
rglstering were reported from Ander
son iast night.
Settlement Boys Blameless.
Mrs. Minnie Hanson Darker, super
li.tendf nt of the West End settlement,
wishes Tho Argus to state thai none
I of the Third street boys who attend
has found that the s-ttlement bovs
wpre not involved In any way In the
Property recently acquirer adjoining
the settlement is now being fitted up
for use as a men's club.
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The Candidates in
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Clyde H. Tavenner,
THIS IS THE TICKET
TO VOTE FOR
For Pmtrtent WOODIIOW WILSON
f Sfw Jersey.
For Vlro Prealdeat THOMAS R.
MARSHALL of ladUa.
For Governor tUWARD F. Dl'XXIl.
For Lleutenaat Govenur U All HAT
For Secretary of State HARRY
For State Auditor JAMES J. BRADY.
For Slate Treasurer WILLIAM
II VAX, JR.
For Attorney Geaeral P. J. LICET.
For rftnjcrrssnia-at-L.arge WIL
LIAM EZRA WILLIAMS, LAWRENCE
1 U. STI1IM.KR.
For LolieJ States Senator JAMES
For CMircsiiMs CLVUG II. TAV
tNNF.il. For Xember of the State Board oi
equalisation JOHN DAY,
For Jndgr of tne Circuit Co art
( barlea B. Marshall.
For Member of the Legislature E. I
Far Clrrult Clerk Gl' STAVE
Far Kerorder B. F. SOMMEHSOX.
For State's Attarae? FLOYD .
For t'oronrr DR. R. C J. HEtEH.
For Surveyor C. C. 1IIBBAHT.
For Probata- Clark FRANK Gt'S
TAFSOSI. Foroet Them.
If yon would IciTeae yonr happlneft
and prolong yonr life forget yonr neigh
bors' faults. Forget the slanders von
! have ever hnrd forcer the fault
Coding and give a litt'e thought to the
cause which provoked it.
A Sensible Start.
Hy wife ha Joined the
"What die she propose to do flrstT
"Get some reliable vromsn to take
cre oj baby." Ilrtsliurg IVst.
Room For Improvement.
Agent Wouldn't yon Hie to try enr
new typewriter for a spell, sir? P.nsl
ness Man Not If It spells like the one
I'm employing now.' sir. Baltimore
Lame back comes on suddenly and
li eitretnely painful, it is caused by
rheumatism of the muscles. Quick re
lief is afforded by applying Chamber
Iain's liniment. Sold by all druggists.
Dr. R. C. J. Meyer,
the l4th District
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Member Ftate Hoard of Kqualizatlon.
WILSON RALLY DAY
MEETING A ROUSER
IN ROCK ISLAND
Two Political Organizations Join
in a Great Demonstration
Wilson rally day, which was observ
ed Saturday by democrats In practi
cally every county, town and precinct
in the country, w?s celebrated locally
with a large and enthusiastic joint
meeting of tne V ilson and thJ Dunne
clubs at democratic headquarters In
the Rock Island house In the evening.
Over 5(10 meetings were held In the
state of Iginois alone Saturday by
democrats, at which the message of
Woodrow Wilson was read, and he
was paid the most enthusiastic tribute
ever tendered a cattdidate for the pres
idency on the eve of his election.
Tho reading of Woodrow Wilson's
message" by Albert Huber, secretary
of the Wilson club, opened the big
joint meeting in Rock Island. It was
received with prolonged applause and
three rising clients, proposed by Hon.
Wiilia McEniry, followed by three
cheers for Dunne and a like compll-
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Republican candidate for re
corder of deeds.
A cross placed in the square
opposite my name will be appre.
ciated. SAM RYZESON.
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B. F. 8ommeron,
ment to the presidents of the Wilson
and the Dunne clubs.
Tho meeting was marked by Inter
esting addresses by Clyde H. Tavenner,
candidate tor congress; Floyd E.
Thompson, candidate for state's attor
ney; Frank Gustafson, candidate for
probate clerk; O. C. Hubbart, candi
date for county surveyor; Dr. R. C. J.
Meyers, candidate for coroner; E. Lv
Werts, candidate for representative of
the Thirty-third senatorial district;
Gustave Blankenburg, candidate for
circuit clerk; Hon W'illlam McEniry,
and C.'J. Smith.
Mr. Tavenner reviewed briefly the
campaign for congressman, told of his
own effort to serve faithfully what he
believed to be the people's cause, and
pledged that whether elected or de
feated he would devote the remainder
of his life, through the newspaper, to
fighting their cause. Mr. Thompson
outlined the duties of state's attorney
and made a tine impression. He made
a plea for the entir democratic ticket
"We have !h-i ticket that commends
itself to all from Wilson to Ouslafson,"
he said, "let's put them all in "
Frank Gtmtatsnn, candidate for pro
bate clerk. Dr. R. C. J. Meyer, can
didate for coroner, C. C. Hubbart, can
didate for surveyor, and Gustave
Biankenburg, candidate for circuit
clerk, madebrief t alks. Hon. E. L. Werts
spoke of the importance of electing a
democratic member of the legislature
in view o' the CiPiion of twe United
States senators, and paid a glowing trib
ute to Colonel James Hamilton Lewis,
the democratic primary choice for that
Hon. William McEniry dwelt upon
national issues, reviewed the tariff as
the mother of trusts, paid a spleadld
compliment to Floyd E. Thompson, the
democratic candidate for state's at
torney, to Clyde H. Tavenner, the can
didate for congress, the Importance of
electing E. L. Werts to the legislature,
went at considerable length into the
judicial election and spoke earnestly
of the fitness of Charles B. Marshall
for the vacancy. He praised Wilson
and Dunne and said that if ever there
was time when the democrats should
stand true to their colors it Is this
year. The only safe way is to put
a cross in the circle on the democratic
ballot and let it go, not overlooking
the separate judicial ballot, on which
the vote should be for Marshall.
Charles J. Smith, president of the
Dunne club, said that the light Is shin
ing for democratic success, and spoke
of the harmony and enthusiasm with
which the Wilson and the Dunne clubs
have worked through the campaign for
democratic Buccess. There is but one
thing for democrats to do and that is
to vote the ticket straight. Mr. Smith
urged that every democrat constitute
himself a committee of one election
day to get out the vote and work for
the entire ticket.
J. W..Cavanaugh praised Governor
Wilson's message which he said was
one of the most remarkable papers he
had ever heard, and upon his motion
the presidents of the two clubs were
authorized to take such steps as might
be deemed expedient for its wide dis
tribution. President Smith and Secretary Bert
Corken of the Dunne club occupied
seats at the presiding offlcer's table
with President Simpson and Secretary
Albert Huber of the Wilson Demo
A Strict Grammarian.
Tou think a great deal of your hus
band, don't you7" said the visiting
"You hTe the wrong preposition."
answered Mr. Meekton's wife, with the
cold tones of the superior woman. "I
think for him." Washington Star.
The Spirit That Win
Griggs I admire Parker Immensely,
lie has a hard time making both ends
tneet. but he's game from the word go.
Erlgga Game! Why. Parker looks
upon the struggle with the wolf as a
.mere sporting event Boston Tran
script. Something Like It.
' "What was the matter with the old
ffvntleman who was so fond of argu
ing about everything"
"I dont know, but I believe the doc
tors said It was something like discus
sion on the brain.'' Baltimore Ameri
can. Who blackens others does not whites
C a Hubbart,
LAST HOUR MOVE
NIPPED IN THE BUD
Rock Island. Not. 4. To the Public:
I, Edward Gardner, have seen a let
ter that C. J. Searle has sent to the
voters, particularly the Rock Island
arsenal employes. In which he at
empta to defend his attitude toward
the plan to Introduce the Taylor sys
tem. Jn this letter Mr. Searle makes the
statement that I will verify what he
says and Invites the voters to inquire
of me as to the truth of his statement.
Along with all other friends of the
aieenal employes. I regard Mr. Searle's
attitude toward them as distinctly un
friendly. Moreover, Mr. Searle has
sought and obtained injunctions
against union men acts which no truo
friend 6t worklngmen can condone or
Mr. Searle had absolutely no author
ity to use my name in his letters.
Editor Trl-City Labor Review.
Noted Army Man Dead.
Washington, Nov. 4. Major Gener
al Robert Maitland O'ReiUy, former
surgeon general of the United States
army, personal physician and Intimate
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
Everett L. Werts Highly In
dorsed for Representative to
the State Legislature.
It Is extremely important that not
only all democrats but every voter in
the Thirty-third district favoring good
government, better laws and clean
legislation In the state, should use
every honorable effort to secure the
HON. EVERETT L. WERTS.
return of Everett L. Werts to the sfate
legislature at the election next Tuesday.
friend of President Cleveland, died
here yesterday of uraemlc poisoning.
Rheumstlsm Relieved n a trew Hours.
N. B. Langiey, Madison. Wia. says:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had It In
my neck so '. could nnt torn my head,
and all through my oody. I tried three
doctors and many remedies without
any relief whatever until I procured
Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism.
In a few hours the pain was relieved
and In three days the rheumatism waa
completely cured and I was at work."
Bold by Otto Grotjan. 1601 Second ave
nue. Rock Island; Gut Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street. Davenport.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE
OF ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Owing to the fact that the voting dis
tricts of Rock Island have been chang
ed it is not unlikely that a number ot
votes ot the progressive party will
have to sworn in.
We are fighting for a cause; the
ctuse of the people. We have no monej
to pay for automobiles or for workers
at the polls, and, therefore, appeal to
those in each voting precinct of the
city who are in sympathy with the
principles of the progressive party to
vclunteer their services for electlj.i
day at the polls. We wish the work-
i era, as far as possible, to be in peti
tion to instruct those who desire in
formation in regarl to marking their
ticket before casting their ballot, and
to render such other assistance as may
legitimately be necessary. It is hop
e 1 that those in sympathy with" the
cundldacy of Theodore Roosevelt and
the progressive movement and who
a.o in position to render one-half day
or one days' service at tho polls will
meetiat the office of C. R. Chamberlain
! on tl second floor of the Rock Island
State bank building. Second avenue
and Seventeenth street, on Monday
e enlng, Nov. 4, at 7:30 o'clock, at
which time full instructions will be
given. C. T. HARRIS,
Chairman City Progressive Central
W. M. WALKER,
Secretary City Progressive Central
With the large number of candidates
for the legislature from this district'
this year and their arrangement on
the ballot, there Is a grave danger that
some candidates, not desirable may be
elected. The Legislative Voters
league has only endorsed two men.
of which Mr. Werts is one, out of the
seven canmaaies tor tue legislature
from this district. It is therefore im
portant to see that Mr. Werts is re
turned. Mr. Werts is a desirable legislator.'
lift la well nuallflfirt hv ezrittrlencA.
ablllty and honesty and is endorsed'
not only by the Legislative Voters' -league
but other non-partisan organ
isation, as well as by his own party.
Mr. Werts first came into promi
nence in the public eye through his
work In the 45th general assembly. He
was found capable, efficient, energetic .
and reliable. He made an able and
fearless representative with an Intel-"
Ugent and conscientious devotion to .
duty. His record was good. "
He is a clean man, conversant with
laws and law makin'g, t standing for
clean, progressive legislation, for the .
best Interests of the district and the -state
and should receive the loyal sup-'
port of all public sirUed voters fa- T
voring good goveniment . ' '
You will find his name on the demo-
cratic ticket Don't overlook it i
Seaton Independent, j'