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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1912.
C H. TAVENNFR
TAFT TO LINCOLN
Decides to Seek Democratic
Nomination for Congress
in Fourteenth District.
Takes a Few Hot Shots That
Apparently Are Directed
at Oyster Bay.
GETS BIG VOTE IN 1910
WHO'S SWORD SWALL0WER
Jlock Island County Man's Platform
Opposes Abuse of the Pro
Speaker Declare He Is Not Present
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Occupant of White House
Clyde H. Tavenner, the "Washington
newspaper correspondent who in 1910
made a dent of over 2,000 In Congress
man James McKlnney'a former major
ity after less than a month's campaign,
announced his candidacy for the demo
cratic nomination In the following
statement made public at a conference
with his friends In the Fourteenth dis
"I have decided to announce my can
didacy for the democratic nomination
for congress In the Fourteenth Illinois
congressional district, having taken
Into consideration the fact that the
tlm-llmlt for the filing of petitions is
near and no other candidates have an
nounced. "Here Is how I Htand: I am more
than ever opposed to the outrage being
perpetrated upon the people through
the abuse of the protective system,
which Is making every man, woman
and child pay excessive prices for the
things they must have In order to live,
to the benefit only of a few million
aire tariff-trust magnates whose greed
seems to actually know no bounds.
MACKS NOT INCREASING.
"The wages of the workers are not
Iccreoslng with the cost of living, as
Alc'ricb and Smoot and Guggenheim
promised. The tariff trusts are paying
their workers Just what they have to
pay them, and no more. Simply and
accurately stated, the people are "pay
ing an enormous tariff tax for nothing.
"No one contends congress should
pats a free trade measure. Even-handed
justice Is all the consumer seeks.
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No oiie outside of a
would want to Injure
business by a hair's
measure that benefits labor or tends to
build-up an American Industry without
infringing upon the rights of the con
sumer will be approved by alL But
the custom of allowing tariff trusts to
write their own laws, giving to them
selves the power to arbitrarily fix the
prices of the necessaries of life. Is not
only a violation of sound economics,
but la opposed to good morals.
"If nominated, I will make a clean-cut
campaign based on the issues and an
appeal to the intelligence of the peo
ple; and, should I be elected, will use
my best efforts to get a tariff law
which, without being unfair to capi
tal, will be in the Interest of the work
er, the farmer, and all consumers, and
which will substantially reduce the
present tariff upon the necessaries of
Mr. Tavenner visited yesterday at
his home in Cordova, and today was in
Rock Island conferring with his friends,
and put in circulation his nomination
Wilson Would Drive Business From
Politics as Cure for Present Evils
Salle and was attended by C00 repre
sentative democrats from Chicago and
down state. Taking a cue from Ab
raham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson de
clared the country faces such a crisis
(Special Correnpondence of The Arg-u. )
Chicago, Feb. 12. The Iroquois
club, the time-honored democratic or
ganization of Chicago, which a month
ago entertained Governor Jud&on Har
mon of Ohio as a democratic preal- " 11 iai;eu m joou wuea uncoin Bam:
ine nation can not exist half slave
and half free," but that the crisis was,
fortunately, not one to cause war.
"There .is no such clear division as
existed in IJncoln'8 day. It is not of
the sort that involves the passions of
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Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 13. 'The
sanity and sensible methods of the
first republic n president are shown
by his successor today," declared Rep
resentative McCall of Massachusetts
at the Lincoln day banquet of the
Toung Men's Republican club here last
night Instead of mounting a war
horse and tilting to the sound of music
against the trusts the president is tak
ing the only suitable and effective
Mr. McCall, for many years a re
publican leader in the national house
of representatives, recently declared
against presidential third terms in
cluding a reference to President Roose
velt's declaration that he would not
be a candidate for reelection.
"The country today," said Mr. Mc
Call, "has its full share of men of nar
row rango of vision, who have the per
ception to see a generally admitted
evil and are utterly lacking in every
quality necessary to bring about its
abolition. The evils of society have
as much to hope from those who adopt
reform and progress as mere political
trademarks as from the most extreme
advocates of existing conditions.
TWO WATS OF DEALING.
"There are two ways of dealing with
trusts; one to rail at them in violent
language and the other to employ the
law. The former method has been
tried most valoronsly and the trusts
have enjoyed It; they have waxed fat
and kicked under the harsh-language
"President Taft has adopted the less
spectacular method. He has chosen
to pursue the law and to proceed in
the courts and as a result the statute
which for 20 years has appeared vague
and doubtful has, by judicial con
struction, been given a definite force
against monopoly without the slight
eat injury to honest business enter
prises. "There can be no comparison in any
balanced mind between the peaceful
method of the law and the system un
der which men would rush to Wash
ington and sue for absolution. The
one method is the very thing for
which our government stands. The
latter applies uniformly to all men,
to rich and poor alike; the former
stands 'for inequality and favoritism,
and sooner or later will be the narent
Seven of them didn't follow directions and we had to show
them how. But every one of those who accepted our
offer are now confirmed Washclean users. .
Here's what J. F. Shields, H. Lange, Mill Store, A. Dehr, Rock Island
Grocers, have to say
WASHCLEAN MFG. CO.
Gentlemen : My customers have certainly kept me busy on the Wash
Most of them took the free washing offer the first week, but those that
did not, have bought the small package, saying their neighbors recommended it.
. Some few of them needed a little help, but we found they hadn't followed
. directions and after being shown how they became enthusiastic.
Better see our jobbers and make certain they're well stocked as we will
have a big sale on Washclean from now on.
Congratulations, gentlemen, your Washclean is marvelous.
Washclean is for sale by all grocers, but could not use all their names on account oi lack of space
Maybe your grocer has a few of those tree trials left. Better ask him,
so you'll get a chance to see the Billion Bubbles do your. work.
Today Your Grocer
WASHCLEAN MFG. CO., Boonville. Mo.
the people, thank God," said Governor J for the grossest corruption and sub
denllal possibility, today complimented
Governor Voodrow Wilson of New
Jersey In like manner.
It was a Lincoln luncheon at the La
Wilson. "No man is a friend of our
country who predicts any revolution
or any destructive methods." He said
Lincoln's birthday was suggestive of
honesty and sincerity.
"I sometimes think it queer that the
republican party as we know it today
hould have sprung from Lincoln,"
said the s;overnor and started a laugh.
"I do not know any life that more nat
urally typifies the fundamental prin
ciple of democracy which is out of
the mils of uucatalcguerf men will
come the genius aWe to deal with
NOT TO TKAIN MKX.
"We do not have to train men to
interpret the United States. Only
God can, classify men; men cannot.
"As our organic affairs are now
they cannot go on. There is a divi
sion, but, thank God, it is a division
that we can handle. It is our work
to restore. As at present organized
j the thing cannot go on.
"The thing that impresses me as I
go through the country is the unanim
ity of the people.. You find the same
views everywhere to pick out men
acd measures as they choose and the
versive of our system of government
XOT A SWOHI SWA I. LOWER.
"Meanwhile." said Mr. McCall. "the
president had been denounced by
mauy.." "It is true," he added, "that
he is not a pclilial sleight of hand
performer. He is unable to delight
the multitude by swallowing swords.
he cannot si and upon a stage and pre
tend to do one thing while he is really
doing another. But in the sense that
he is frank and open with th? people
and that they are fully in Wis confi
dence he is an excellent politician.
Mr. McCall defended the president's
course with regard to Mexico as "part
of a great policy which alms at eman
cipating mankind from servitude to
war," and 6aid, "we have had states
men who would have marched the
American army against the Mexican
capital." He paid tribute to the presl
dent's policy embodied in his treaties
as diverting billions of dollars from
military waste to civilization purposes.
OfcKKXDS TARIFF LAW.
Mr. McCUl vigorously defended the
present tariff law, saying it secured
adequate revenue, reduced the average
ad valorem of duties on imports under
any tariff law in any fiscal year since
1S43, except four abnormal years fol-
i lowing the civil war, and it made
American merchandise exports rise
above the $2,000,000,000 mark. He
JC ; praised We tariff board and said that
A Vfc i lpffinlattnn hAftri
no anxiety uii
Baking-day if you use
m lis i a
legislation based on its work would
I mean the ultimate elimination of the
; tariff from politics.
j Mr. McCall said Lincoln was "a dis
tinctively American product" and that
, his example was a vital force In the
problem of today.
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A purejCream of Tartar
determination that they will not be
fooled any more."
I THE STANDPATTERS.
i "Most of the standpatters wear gum
shoes," said Governor Wilson, talking
of the republican situation. "The in
surgents make more noise. They
know that something has happened to
the republican party. They know that
things are out of humor. I am not ar
guing this with you. I am telling you
this as a fact"
In a humorous vein Governor Wil
son referred to the idea that the re
publican party is the only one that
knows anything about business.
"The young man is expected to look
upon that party aa the only one that
knows what business is and the youth
la to tak. this for granted," said he.
jThia has com. to be so settled the
com. to be looked upon as vested by
ine protecuv. tana, wcicn was
a theory heretofore unquestioned, is
! losing some of the reverence In which
is was held by republicans. The on
ly political doctrine to which I sub
scribe Is equal right, to all.
SPECIAL RIGHTS MTST CEASE.
"Something must be don. to stop
the doJElDAtloo &ad tyranny of special
privileges. Hen are besieging me
daily to do something and begging
me not to quote them. The situation
has aroused business and there is a
disposition on the part of special priv
ileges to concede something.
When a man tells me to leave
business alone, I reply let politics
leave business alone. The grip of
politics upon business is a disgrace.
Let go this grip of politics on the
throat of business and let healthy
blood flow again.
"We are fighting the old thing of
little privileged groups of men. Will
the people trust the democratic party
to bring about a solution? I say the
party is going to judge the democrat
ic party upon the diagnosis of the sit
uation. If the party locates the ma
lignant growth and furnishes the pro
per surgeons to reniove the malig
nant growth without hurting healthy
parts then the people will trust the
party to perform the operation."
ENEMY OF BUSINESS DEFINED.
"The enemy of business is the man
with a program that goes further than
he can see," continued the governor.
"Check the things that are wrong and
you will not be going too far. Amer
ica is the beacon light for the com
merce of the world. We must not get
in the slough. Men are ready to make
sacrifices in order that the common
weal may be served. Gatherings of
this kind show It. You knew when
you came here that you were not go
ing to hear personal recommenda
tion. You came to hear a man, right
or wrong, tell what he thinks and
leave it to the Jury."
This sentiment against personal lau
dation brought forth a generous round
of applause. '
Governor Wilson throughout his
speech was conservative in his utter
ances and argued that sincere discus
sion and honest expression of opin
ion will bring about a satisfactory so
lution of the situation. He declared
it means one of hope for the demo
CROWDED TO OVERFLOWING.
What threatened to be a small riot
started outside the doors of the ban
quet ball when dozens of men who
ihad purchased tickets arrived and
found the ball full to overflowing.
The ticket purchasers stormed
through the halls voicing their indig
nation. The management of the ho
tel finally quieted the tumult by open
ing up a small room, where the over
flow was accommodated and mollified
by assurances that when Governor
Wilson began speaking the doors
would be thrown open to all of the
A. F. Reichmann, the new presi
dent of the club, presented Judge De-
ver as toastmaster.
Honorable Samuel Alschuler and
Judge Edward Dunne, rivals for the
democratic governorship nomination,
occupied seats at the speaker's table
adjoining. Lawrence B. Stringer of
Lincoln, candidate for the democratic
nomination for congress man-at-large,
sat next to Alschuler. Honorable El
more W. Hurst of Rock Island was
another prominent downstate man at
the speaker's table. Roger C. Sulli
van, democratic national commlu
man, was one of the prominent lead
era who sat down with the guests.
MAKES FIXE IMPHESSIOX.
Governor Wilson's address made a
deep impression. He is not only a
forciful, logical speaker, but he pos
sesses the charm of a finished ora
tor and a high-minded- scholarly gen
tleman, most pleasing and convincing
in his manner, a man well equipped
to grace any station in public -Ills
which the American people might see
fit to bestow.
Business Man Suicides.
Mendota, Feb. 13. John Banhan,
aged 40 years, a business man of Sub
lette, nine miles north of here, com
mitted suicide by shooting himself in
the head. He leaves a widow and one
Wed in Secret; Tell.
Charleston, Feb. 13.--Public an
nouncement was made here for the
first time of the marriage of Miss Pearl
Trenary of this city to Gorge E. Polk,
sporting editor of the Anderson, Ind.,
Bulletin, which took place in Chicago
June 11, 1911. The marriage has been
kept a profound secret, and the bride
has been working here since her mar
riage :.s a stenographer for a local
real estate firm for which she worked
prior to her marriage. She has joined
her husband and they will reside at
Railroad Man Is Promoted.
Mount Vernon, Feb. 13. George H.
Kummer of. Mount Vernon has been
promoted from division freight agent
of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois rail
way to the office of general agent of
the freight department of the same
road, with offices in Chicago. He is
succeeded by L. G. Lucia of Danville.
MANAGER OF PRESIDENTS RENOMINA TION
CAMPAIGN OPENS OFFICES IN CAPITAL
C0RT STOPS FLIGHT OF
SON AND MONTANA GIRL
New York, Feb. 13. A projected
elopement to Europe and marriage in
Germany foiled by a parent are the
elements of a story heard in dramatic
circles, in which John Cort and his
son are widely known.
The young woman is Miss Mable
Towers, who lives in Miles City, Mont.
Her father, James Towers, is a wealthy
land owner. Miss Towers and yonn
Cort have known each other for three
years. The girl met young' Cort in
Last week Miss Towers and her
father came to New York on their way
to The Hague, where Towers Is to
dispose of 10,000 acres of Montana
Here the young couple met fre
quently, unknown to the elder Cort.
Towers and his daughter were to sail
last Tuesday on the Prince Frederich
Wilhelm for Bremen. Towers and his
daughter were at the steamship early.
The boat's whistle bad warned the
An automobile raced up to the pier
and from its tonneau jumped an ex
cited, shouting man of middle years.
He leaped up the gang plank. Finally
be was seen on the lower deck holding
a young man by the neck.
"Not yet, my son," the elder man
said. "You can't fool your old dad
yet. I'm sorry for the young lady,
but there'll be no elopement in this
way. At least, not this time."
Down the gang plank went father
and son-7-Cort and Harry. Standing
by the rail was Miss Towers, weeping.
Falls Victim to Thieves.
S. W. Bends of Coal City, Ala.,
has a justifiable grievance. Two
thieves stole his health for 12 years.
TLey were a liver and kidney trou
ble. Then Dr. King's New Life Pills
throttled them. He's well now. Un
rivalled for constipation, malaria,
headache, dyspepsia, 25 cents at all
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Washington, Feb. 13.-r-Out In Illinois, i
where he comes from, they call him
Interurban Mac." ' Sometimes they
add: "Our Ultra-Urbane Congressman."
Here in Washington "Mac," other
wise Representative William B. Mc
Kinley, Is a personage of some im
portance. He is noted for his good
temper, his wealth, his political acu
men, and the grace with which he en
acts the role of Santa Claus for the
benefit of his fellow lawmakers.
It was the Santa Claus stunt that
put McKInley In right with every
body in Washington. It was when be
got In right that be found opportunities
for demonstrating that be has a long
head and a shrewd one, when there is
a political coup to be put across that
requires the delicate touch of a master
diplomat. And it was when he had
proven his worth In this direction that
he got his present job, which is nothing
more nor less than that of reelecting
"Mac" has opened headquarters
here, and from now on he will know
Just what is going on in every cor
ner of the nation in the way of lining
up delegates for or against the chief
executive. If Taft is renominated,
rumor has it that the genial Illineis
n's reward will be the chairmanship
of the republican committee.
It was back in 1906 that McKInley
first came to congress. He found
Washington life slow. The job struck
him as being a bit irksome.
"What this blamed houaa
pondered "Mac," Is a Santa Clans. 1
am the man."
Whereupon he entered with a win
upon the pleasant occupation of San
ta Clausing. He didn't wait for
Christmas, but played the part .very
day. If he thought some of the boys
needed a trip to get their minds off
their work, he chartered a train or a
boat and took them for a jaunt He
simply radiated sunshine, and just as
soon as the house found out about
him, everybody was his friend.
When Uncle Joe Cannon wielded
the scepter of authority, "Mac" was
a tried and true cog in the house or
ganization. Santa Claus was forging
to the front. He was elected chair
man of the republican congressional
campaign committee and delivered the
goods in bang-up style. Now he has
been re-elected, and with the honor
came that conferred upon him by the
president and his advisers.
"Mac" started out in life by being
a farmer. He got in on the around
floor in the early days of electric trac
tion service, and began to build up a
system of interurban lines in his horn,
state. He has them still, a regular
network of them, and they're brlniDs
him in dividends a good deal faster
than he is spending them In his Santa
If troubled with Indigestion, con
stipation, no appetite or feel bilious.
Liver Tablets a trial and you will b.
pleased with the result. Thee, tab
lets invigorate the stomach and liver
land strengthen tha dieestion. RaM
needi." i hr aXl druaalata,