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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1912.
Thousands Gather Down Town
Saturday Night and Hear
PARADE THROUGH STREETS
Donkey, Democratic 8ymtol, Head
the Procession Bonfire and
Jollification at Levee.
Over 5,000 people gathered In Mar
ket square Saturday evening to par
ticipate ln the big democratic Jollifica
tion which was held under the auspices
of the committees appointed Jointly by
the Wilson Democratic and the Dunne
clubs. The democratic party, after
waiting for 20 years, felt that It was i
entitled to a grand hurrah, and they
did whoop it up in great style. It was
a joyfeet pure and simple as an outlet
for a lot of pent-up enthusiasm. The
celebration was one of the old-fashioned
sort and was certainly a rouser
In every respect.
THOt KAD AT BQVARB.
The crowd began to gather In the
square 'arly In the evening, and by S
o'clock an Immense assemblage ap
peared to greet the speakers. Bleuer's
band opened the program with an en
joyable concert, following which repre
sentative democrats of the county
were introduced. James W,
naugh presided as chairman of the
meeting, in the absence of Hon. E.
W. Hurst, who was unable to attend
on account of a severe cold.
The epeakers F. E. Thompson,
etute's attorney-fleet. Judge Andrew
Olson of Mollne, Hon. William Mc
Enlry. Clyde II. Tavenner. congress- j aoU01- Ieels ver? erausiui com-man-eleet.
and John Day. new member ! mon'r for aU that tne latter haa done
of the state board of equalization to loDd h'm in the White house. But
were enthusiastically received. Each I h kn0WB ver" wcl1 ,hat Mr- Br'an- ln
speaker In turn paid a high tribute to j hUng for Wilson's election, was not
the democratic party as a partv of Jus- I irking for political preferment,
tice and right, and expressed the opin-iBrjan maAe hls reat fight for Wil
lon that the people were going to get!""1 because ho believed ihi New Jer
a square deal during the next four j s'' governor to be better fitted than
years, as each democrat who had been
elected is a man of high principles who
will perform his duties to the best of
his ability and serve the country as it
should Be served.
Clyde II. Tavenner, congressman
elect, received a remarkable ovation,
and in responding he said:
"I am glad to have this opportunity
to say Just a few words to the people
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or Rock Island, because I want to
thank them for their loyal support.
"The thing that has Impressed me
most in the campaign is the fact that
no many people took off their coats and
worked for mo and believe In me. All
my life I have worked and lived amidst
humble conditions, so that It means a
j reat deal to me to be elected to rep-1
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in the hall of congress.
111 uruer 10 gel in omce, iae
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h k. I believe that a political pay
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oupht to do. after e ection, everything
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it promises to do before e ection. Ex-'.,
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cuseH dou t go. I believe that, now that
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the democrats are ln power, they ougnt
power, they ougnt
to do every single thing they promised
the people they would do In order to
f t Into office. That is the only kind
of polities I believe in.
"The average nun trnnwi llttto
.out what goes on ln Washington.
ariout wnat goes on in Washington.
lie Is kept so busy making his own liv-
trig fmd looking after his own affairs
that he doesn't have much time to
learn what is being done in congress.
But the average man dees feel the ef-
Vl 18 uouu ,Q vtasmngion. Daniel Corken which was led bv the
Just the same. When a bill Is passed donkey of democratic fame and by
l.o..:lr,g the tariff, the average man ( Bleuer s band. Several hundred loval
nuisf ultimately re ready to meet airimnK ..B-iiw.o,. i tv ".
rrgher cost of living.
I'KOI'I.E SllUKlTS OP" THE LAW.
"1 he rousumer has no alternative
but to pay the increased prices, or go
without. In other words, the people
are entirely at the mercy of the law,
and the only protection they can have
is to have a man ln congress who,
when a bill comes up for passage, will
consider it from their viewpoint, and
riht there la where I hope to be able
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I want the people of this district to
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- uicoum,..uU1rn icci ui mure 10 me railroad'
u.ar comet up lor passage and ascer-
Ulu how it is going to affect the wel
fare of the average man. woman and
child in this country, rather than how
much it will increase the dividends of
the ugar trust, or the woolen trust or
the lumber trust
"If ever a man was elected to con
gress by the common people, I feel I
was. I did not receive a single penny
of cainra'.gn contribution from any
trust, corporation or the representative
of acy special privilege, but was elect
ed by men who believe ln democratic
principle and by the working men. I
know right well who elected me. I
wa elected by the common people,
and while every Interest will receive
fair and respectful consideration, I
want to serve notice now that when
the tariff trusts or any other spectal
privilege brings up a bill designed to
They give the effect
Without the tast
15 doses 10c.. 45 doses 25c
QUERY: TVTLL BRYAN
GET CABINET JOB1
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W. J. Bryan.
Washington, Nov. 11. The prema
ture cabinet-makers, who always make
it a point to decide Just who'll make
up a new president's official family be
fore he himself baa had thaa to de
cide, have named William J. Bryai
secretary or state under tne uson aa-
In taking this important step they j
have not consulted Mr. Bryan, neither 1
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na mey couierreu huu iiauii.
They have evolved the appointment
out of their inner consciousness.
It is likely, however, that before
March 4. next. Messrs. Wilson and
Bryan will both have sometlwng to
eay about the matter. Mr. Wilson, no
o;nLr candidate tor trie presidency.
Governor Wilson is not at all likely
to bo swayed by a sense of gratitude
in making cabinet selections. If he
believes Mr. Bryan to be the ablest
democrat in the country for the job
he will ask him to become secretary
of state; otherwise, the Nebraskan
will not be askt d.
Even should Mr. Wilson Invite Dry-
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not necessarily follow that the com-
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moner would accept it. Mr. Brvan
still has his eye on the White house.
He would like to be the democratic
standard bearer in 191C. Were be a
member of the cabinet, could he ask
for the nomination in 191G if Mr. Wil
son felt that he would like another
If it turns out that the political
are rit;ht and Mr. Bryan
become secretary of state,
'Ign affairs. He has traveled ln many
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Hands. He understands pretty thor-
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ougtily onflitions abroad. Among other
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; things he would strive for internation-
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al jK'ace and bring to a sudden finish
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inv ir.s iu uuuuiiiMraiion s policy or
place additional burdens cn the backs
of tlio mnenm I am ..t,.
' against it as long as my physical i
1 against it as long as inv ph
j strength holds out to stand on my feet
and cast my vote
I'AKAItK I.F.I) IIY t'AMOl y ANIMAL.
After the addresses, a procession i
was formed, under the marshalship of i
which traversed the principal streets,
after which it wended its way to the
river front, where the big bonfire was
THRONG SF.ES BLAZE.
It was estimated that 10,000 people
thronged the levee to take In the "big
doings." The bonfire consisted of
about BO large dry goods boxes Diled
j up m a heap and saturated with oil.
i The torch was applied as the band
J?,V t "ThT'U ?C.a HOt Tlme in
Old Town Tonight," and ln five min-
I , hli
With the roar of the flames, which
illumined the heavens, the boom of a
cannon on one of the barges, and the
shrinking of a hundred horns, the dem-
driver S t n ' whOBe death Stur
nued L I . , T,hVerrlflC diQ con-i afternoon at 6:05 o'clock at her home.
.1.J?X ,k k ,OUr' .A CODcert 11025 Twenty-second street, after a six
numiS ?f h m ,BDd " thC ,eTee' a 1 weeks- illness, were held this morning
STr J . ? Vr0" belDg!t 9 o'clock at St Joseph's church
Sr "V S A em Champ CIark': Dean 3. J. Quinn officiated.
M,t Arouna Although Mrs. McHugh had been 01
Many Davenport people, unaware of fr TO?', t" DOt
the fact thaVthere was a big demo-' f onBldd f rio"9 utU
cratlc Jollification taking place, were ! Wb? she SUe!;ed a PWrok.
under the Impression that the ferry
dock or a barge was on fire and mm
over to this side to invesUga"
Followiro- th m. ..v,'.. " .v.
nver ironi me procession was reform-
nJ unump&al march was made
irp Second avenue to the Wilson club
headquarters, which with The Arms
was serenaded bv the band
The celebration was a gala event and
. big success m every reject.
Tou are requested to meet at 1001
Third avenue Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 2
p. m to attend the funeral of Brothel
; Charles Thomas. ,
j B. F. KNOX. President.
j J. F. DINDINGER, Secretary. Adv.
SAND BURRS LEAD
TO BOLD ROBBERY
Muscatine Man Lies Down in
Bed of "Stickers" and
Stranger Grabs Purse.
BODY AND MIND INJURED
Digs Frantically at Misery Makers
While Cruel Thief Goes South
It's the little things in lire that
count. Sunday morning Benjamin F.
Oliver of Muscatine laid down in a
bed of little sand btrrrs for a fleeting
iistant, but in that brie space of
time his misery was great, for while
he was engaged in the disagreeable
task of dislodging the pesky things
from his hide, a stranger grabbed his
wallet containing f20, removed the
kale seed, and beat a hasty retreat,
leaving his friend cursing at his cruel
fute and biting splinters out of his
digits. The robber, Charles Reed", ol
this city, was captured yesterday noon
and this morning the case was contin-
tied until Saturday.
"Sandburr Ben" is too kind hearted
end this laudable trait led to hi
downfall. He hit Rock Island Satur
day night and proceeded to celebrate
a wet night with his $40 stake. Sun-
nay morning, while still the possessor
or a hangover, he met Charles Reed,
who made mention of the fact hat
the pangs of hunger were gnawing at
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his very vitals and that a little sus
tenance would perchance not be en
tirely amiss. Ben was toucheC Dy the
plea Tor bread and taking his new
found companion into a restaurant,
bought hirn a heavy breakfast, and in
paying for same, flashed his roll.
Reed's avaricious tendencies then be
gan to assert themselves and he sug
gested that they go down to the shore
or the "Father or Waters" and ab
sorb a little scenery. The suggestion
was a welcome one and the pair !
walked due east until they had passed
the upper bridge.
PI'HSE IS STOLEN.
Feeling drowsy after his strenuous
right, Oliver cast his weary body on
tbe ground, but immediately rose with
a wild yell and some 200 sand burrs
of assorted sizes. Then it was that
Peed grabbed the purse and ran. The
theft was reported to the police and
Reed was nabbed by Chief Brinn and
Officer Meenan about noon on an Elm
s'.reet car. When searched, "he had
only $3 or $4 on his person and the
supposition is that the loot was
cached at some solitary nook, far re
moved from the maddening din of the
New State s Attorney Acknowl-:
edges Gratitude to People
for Their Confidence.
East Moline, Nov. 11. Editor The
Argus: By this means I desire to ex
press my sincere gratitude to the peo
ple of Rock Island county for their
support in the recent campaign for
state's attorney. Under existing con
State s aiic
?itIon8, n "ter lrust co"ldt hve
ueeu piaut'u iu uuy uia.ii auu & dui
give my full time and energy to the
fulfillment of the duties of the office
in ti orprlit nf the nennle who nlsred
their onnfidonre in me. Mv ambition
snall be to ve the whole people to
the best interests of all.
Very respectfully yours,
FLOYD E. THOMPSON.
rHHI.F.S F THOMAS.
Charles E. Thomas, proprietor of the
West End inn, located at 1001 Third
avenue, died Saturday evening at mid
night at his home, 1003 Third avenue,
after a lingering illness of three years'
duration of complications.
Mr. Thomas had resided ln Rock Is
land for many years and had a host of
friends who learn with sorrow of
hiK dth He ooened the Inn six
. lime of his death. Surviving
him are his widow and five children.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home.
FUNERAL OF MRS. MrlllGH.
Funeral services for Mrs. Patrick
" .u.lCu ia lw,
Mr8' McHugb' nee Mary Meehan' WM I
bom in Donagal, Ireland, in 1842, and
had lived here for the past 31 years.
With her husband she came to this
country several months later, settling
1 ' " ' 1Wer moT"
lUg t0 Chlfag- resldiE there
; her hu8band m p
J nd John of this city, and Charles
first in New York City, and later mov-
: T-of Minneapolis, and three daughters, j
Ml9a at home, and Sisters Mary
EmerenUa and Mary Constantina of !
Chicago, survive. She was a mem- i
I ber of St. Joseph's perish for many I
i years and her benevolence and kind-'
ness won her the esteem of a host of
FT5ERAL OP MRS. SCHIIX.
Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda
Schill, were conducted this afternoon
a 2 o'clock at the home, 528 Twenty
first street, by Rev. P. Wilhelm of
the German Lutheran church. Inter
ment was made In the German Luther
W. A. Schaeffer has left for Astoria,
111., on a short visit
Elmer Dean and Miss Anna Hause
of this city spent Sunday in Aledor
Assistant State's Attorney P. R. In
g!eson is in Chicago today on busi
ness. G. H. Parker and C. M. Chisholm of
Keokuk, Iowa, were in the city today,1
attending to business matters. I
Francis L. M. Ponsetti of Chicago.!
the well known violinist. Is visiting;
with friends in Rock Island today en-1
route to Kansas City.
Officer Dennis McCarthy, who was
Elightly injured fh a street car col
l'.sion several days ago, is out of the
hospital and this morning resumed his
duties at the station.
J. F. Darby, former principal of
Rock Island high school, arrived in
the city today and will remain over
until tomorrow on business. He is now
located at Muskogee, Okla.
Fay Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.
C. Taylor, 908 Twentitth street, who
has been stationed at Annanolis.
has been detailed for service on board !
the cruiser Montana, which leaves to
morrow for Turkey. Fay enlisted in
the marine corps some time ago.
TWO NEW DEPUTIES
NAMED BY SHERIFF
Two new deputy sheriffs were
sworn in today by County Clerk H.
E. Hnbbard following their appoint
ment by Sheriff O. L. Bruner. Hugo
Alvine, formerly In the employe of
the street car company as a motor
man on the Elm street line, becomes
turnkey at the county jail, succeeding
W illiain Brough who has taken the
desk in tne omce In the court bouse.
Charles Dun'ap of Taylor Ridge is the
other appointee. They fill the places
made vacant by the dismissal of John
G. Miller and the resignation of Wal
ter W. Kittilsen.
EXPERT CALLED TO
OPEN UPSTR0NG BOX
Deputies in the Scott county treas
urer's office found themselves unab'.e
to get into the county's strong box
this morning and as it was necessary
that the chest be opened before any
business could be done, they were
in a quandry. They hammered the
lock, battered the chest and fussed
and fumed over it but to no avail. The
lock was "out 'o whack" and refused
to open. Finally in desperation, a
hurried telephone call was sent to
Charles Fiebig, locksmith and safe
expert of this city and he dispatched
his son Frank to Davenport. The
younger expert made short work of
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cheet Scott county once more breath.
Licensed to Wed.
Arthur Strandgard Eas"t MoMnel
Miss Inez Bernice Tyler. .East Moline
I-ee H. Davis Muscatine
Miss Agnes Gi'.l Davenport
Charles A. Johnson ....'.. .Galesburg
Mrs. Mabel Anderson Peoria
Thomas A. Brookins Rock Island
Miss Nettie F. Akers Rock Island
Esedor Slivken Rock Island
Miss Baseia Filer Rock Island
Boys' Waists or
Automatic reduction sale of coats and
Suits in the Bargain Basement
competitors, who sell mostly on the in
Come in and look over our line be
fore you buy We'll be glad to show you.
Allen. Mvers & Company
GIRLS SAY POLICE
RAID IS FRAMEUP
Alleged Inmates of Disorderly
House Engage Lawyer and
Will Fight Case.
EXTORTION IS CHARGED
Say Nonpayment of $50 Is Reason for
Officers' Visit Saturday
Two women, charged with being In
mates of a disorderly house, were cap
tured by the police Saturday night in
a raid upon the house located at
l."06te Second avenue, and aa a re
sult of the trouble it is expected that
an extortion plot will be bared, when
the case comes to trial tomorrow
morning. The women, Mabel Holzap
ple and Pearl Carrol, plead not guilty
this morning and demanded a jury
trial. Some startling revelations are
promised when the women take the
Because Harry Roberts was refus
ed $50 by his wife. Pearl Carrol, last
Friday, the woman this morning as
serted that the raid was a frameup
from start to finish, and it is her
avowed intention of showing the man
r.p. According td her statement, Rob
erts came to the Holzapple place last.
Friday and demanded free room and
board. This request was denied, and
then the man insisted that the sum of
ti0 be paid to him. When this prop-(-Mtion
was also turned down, he left,
vowing vengeance, and claimed that
he would "get" both women. The
woman stated that she had
been estranged from her husband for
over two years and had been staying
with Mrs. Holzapple. She claims that
Roberts was highly indignant when
his demands were not met, and that
she is confident he is the one who put
tbe police on her trail.
WILL FIGHT CASE.
When the women appeared in po
fcfflisd km Mump
Begins tomorrow with prices 20 below the regular figures, and will
continue through next Saturday with an additional reduction each day.
Every garment is new and stylish, having been bought in New York
for the new Bargain Basement Ready-to-Wear department, and none
have been in stock over a few weeks.
For women, misses and children
Women's coats, $4.50 to $9.95, of broadcloths and mixtures.
Suits up to $19.50, of serges, basket weaves and novelty cloths,
and serge dresses; $4.93 to $7.98.
Children's coats, $L93 to $5.50, of caracul, chinchilla, astra
chan, bear skin and plain cloths.
Plenty of styles and in every good color. At some of the
prices, there are only a few garments, and among these may
be just the one you want. Therefore, come before the stock
is picked over.
lWn1,.T Prices will
Friday Prices tS' "iCi"7 40 off
Saturday r?r,iCilljr 50 off
J(3WCl Stoves have
w"F" them all beat
for QUALITY and STYLE,
and our prices are so low
that we are frequently
told we -are from $5
to $10 lower than our
lice court this morning, they were
but scantily clad, and upon their re
quest foe permission to go home and
put on some plothes, they were re
leased on their own recognizance.
They have retained a lawyer and ex
pect to fight the case to the finish,
as there were no men in the place
vhen the officers paid their visit and
tbe women claim tnat there is no case
against them. City Attorney Witter
Logan Sanders, colored, evidently
does not know that the war Is over,
for Saturday night he made a political
speecn on tne street corner to a
crowd of about 75 people. Several
members of the' audience did not taki
kindly to the orator's statements and
ventured to Jeer at him. This arous
ed Sander's ire and he started in to
clean out the gang. The police wert
called and finally got him into the
wagon, where they had to sit on him
to prevent a fresh outbreak. He will
make his harangues ln the vicinity
nf thA SAarn rnU rriiihr fnr t h n .1 y f !
John Obermeyer and Lee Smith
vanted to fight Saturday night after
they had indulged to excess and sin
gled out E. R. Kelly as a suitable vic
tim. Kelly notified the police and this
morning the bellicose ones paid Tines
ct $3 and costs each.
Eric Malm of Moline slept off a Sat
urday night jag in the station and
today paid a fine of $2 and costs for
Mrs. Bundy, colored, done lert her
man two months ago to cook for an
udder niggah, Charles White. Her
husband has been stopping at the
White domicile all this time, but his
wife has refused to have anything to
do with him. Finally Bundy became
suspicious and had the Missus arrest
ed Saturday night, the charge being
disorderly conduct. She was placed
under $400 bonds and her case con
tinued until the 20th.
Early Sunday morning as Will
Smith, colored, was chatting pleas-
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tically reduce to 3 yo Oil
antly in the Lincoln club, Charles
White, also black, entered the place
and pulling a revolver, threatened to
b-.ing to an abrupt conclusion Mlstah
Smith's career. This morning White
asked for a continuance and the" case
vas set for the 20th. His bonds were
placed at $300.
CIRCUIT COURT IN
Circuit court was convened this ar
ternoon with Judge F. D. Ramsay on,
the bench. No matters of importance
were taken up as the judge will have
to leave here tomorrow for another
part of the circuit Court will then
wait for the qualifying of Judge-elect
it. W. Olmsted and once he Is on th
bench, the criminal docket which has
t lready suffered a long delay will be
trade up and the hearing of cases be
gun. The petition for writ of mandamus
filed against Rock Island county by
Henry county will come up but ln all
probability will be continued pending
tbe next meeting of the board of sup
ervisors who may see fit to obvlaffe
need of the petition by appropriating
money for the county's share of the
proposed bridge over Rock river con
necting the two counties.
TRIES TO STEAL TAXI
UNDER CHAUFFEUR'S NOSE
A bold thief attempted Saturday
night to steal one of the Totten Auto
company's taxi-cabs which was stand
ing in front of the New Harper and
bad the chauffeur failed to observe,
him for ha'.f a minute longer, the theft
would have been successful for the
time at least. The Btranger climbed
into the machine and threw on the
"Juice." Just as the car started to
move, Henry Burrls, the colored
chauffeur, saw what was up and made
a break for the car from the desk ln
the New Harper lobby. The thief saw
that the chauffeur would reach the car
and at once jumped out and took to
news all the time The
Women's $1 hand
bags, a maker's