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tut. TKK'.IC 1ST.AXD ARGUS.
SATURDAY, OCTOHEK 31. 1014.
TICKET WHICH IS
CREDIT TO PARTY
Able, Clean and Capable Men
Submitted to Voters for
NO "DEAD ONES" IN BUNCH
Are All Making an Open Campaign
and Appealing for Support
on Their Merita.
Never has any political party gone
before tht people at an election la
Kock Island county with a better
ticket than the democrat present for
the consideration cf the voWt next
Tuesday. All ar clean nn-n and well
fitted for the work of the cilices for
which they are being ursed. There
la not a m'.sf.t among thetn and there
in co d ad timber.
Clyde H. Tavenner.
ronjtressinan Clyde H. Tavenner
was born in thi county and lived
here till old t-r.otieh to ko to work.
He had to Mrik out early and make
his own way and therefore his school
ing wa.-i mainly .urli as he secured
throath his own efforts when not en
Kaired In earnir.jc a living. It is to his
prcat cred.t that he does not suffer
now- by comparison w-fth those who
have had all the advaatapt'S of school
ing which wealth can K:ve.
At the amre o! 12 ytars Mr. Taven
ner found work in a country news
paper office. liiT? he remained till IS
years of age. T!i.n he went to Chi
cago and obtained work on the re
portorial staff of a metropolitan news
paper. After a few years' experience
he as sent by his paper to write his
Impressions cf the IU-aiian islands.
Re'.urnins. he landed In San Fran
cisco on the eve of the preat earth
quake and fire and his stories of that
horror, written from actual experience.
broueht him prom'rently to the notice! ; ,
of the read:ni: p:iliic. When he re-1 that he investigate tariff conditions In j the county in the lower house of the
tu-npd to Chicago he ai regularly ; Europe and this he did. gathering data j legislature.
as cned to "bin c:ty Ftuff" on the 'in Kngland. France. Germany and Bel-1 Mr. Maucker's introduction to poli
mcrninK daily hy which he was em- glum. The articles he wrote as a re-ti"s came in his campaign for alder
ployrd. Wiii.'e enejged in this work ! suit of this trip were characterized by ! man in the Third ward in which he
he tincrived the i-Jea which ho later Mi. Clark as the most thorough aadas elected and served w:th distinc
reai'.d hetonj'ni; Va::hin;ioa rep- i accurate ever published. j tion. Eleven years ago he htaded
rsen:aiive for a "hain of newspapers i In 1910 Mr. Tavenner. again at the i the democratic city ticket, running for
fo that h? m:eht tell the things he de-j suggestion of the speaker, came to ! mayor, and made a remarkable show
s'red to make j ublic to a larger num-;his home district and made the race j ins in the face of a heavy normal re-
ter of people. !
So he went to Washington nnd set
about his task. The first year was one I
cf dis-curagement and poverty but
finally, through the aid of Speaker
Champ Clrrk. whom he now affe-tion-
I- reiers to as uaa. ne auaineu ,
dad." he attained
success in a sm-!! r ay. rrom a :nuu-
est beginning he- hu-It up h.s business
till now the syndirat? of '.vh:c.!i he is
thr? head serves U0 daily and 2.C00
werklv new.pat.ers. I
In 1D0S Speaker Clark suggested I
For State Senator
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Congressman Who is Seeking'
Reelection to Lower House
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CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
for congress, cutting the republican I
majority squarrly In two. T
Two years j
later he again was a cand
was elected by a large majority In a
district which had been overwhelm-
ingly republican. - j
ine worK or Mr. tavenner since
nis fiecuon 13 so wen Known mat u attorney, and his high sense of justice
needs no comment. In his public',, ,lis integritv make him an ideal
career he has applied the same faith-lnian jOT tne 0njce he seeks,
fulness and energy and attention to!
details which made a success of his! He wa".b?rn and ,rearPf " a
newspaper syndicate work. He ls ! nd a;tended a country Echool. and by
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fUlJUlill mull L : 1 1." 'l W IC U' Cflll-il 1 1 V. is
a man of the people.
Andrew Olson, democratic nominee
for state senator from the Thirty-third
district, is too well known In Rock Is
land and surrounding country to ned
mere than a passing reference.
three terms he was mayor of Mollne,
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being the only democrat who has held i
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111.4k UllltC All IIIHIIJ JT-aio. ll.
tion speaks eloquently for the quality
of his service. Prior to being mayor
he was police magistrate.
Mr. Olson is an attorney and one of
the. most brilliant of which the Rock
Island county bar boasts. He is an
eloquent and forceful speaker and a
hard wcrker. and if he Is sent to the
upper house of the legislature he will
make his presence known and his In-i
fluence felt. j
W. C. Maucker.
W. C. Maucker Is a Rock Island
county product. Beginning hem in a
small way ho has built up his for
tunes through attention to business
and fair dealinp with his fellow man
till now he is accounted well-to-do.
His experience has been broad, not
only in a business way as retailer and
Insurance and real estate man. but he
Is now extensively engaged In farming
la Drury township and he has been
before the people at various times In
public capacities. He Is qualified to
represent all the leading Interests of
Candidates On Democratic
publican majority. He Is a ready puD-
lie speaker and has a quick grasp of
affairs which will keep him abreast
of his work as representative,
Clyde S. Walker.
Clyde S. Walker, democratic nomi-
ne. fcr r.robate iudge. is a successful
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cation; first through a normal school,
and later graduating from the Uni
versity of MichiKan. He served as
hish Echool principal before entering
the practice of law.
He Is a man of a family and is ac-
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The essential elements of a good
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Judge presiding over the destiny of
I uic hiuuh uuu ui t.-ii ct ti aic iippiiy
present in Mr. Walker, namely, hon
esty, carefulness, kindliness and wil
lingness to work.
Few candidates hnve more ardent
supporters than Mr. Walkerj and those
who know him best are persistently
urging all voters without' regard to
party, to vote for him and no one
voting fcr him will regret it if lie is
elected Nov. 3.
Everybody in or near Coal Valley
is personally acquainted with Hen
Somerson, and he is well known in
the twin-cities and throughout the
rest of the county
squaro and honest,
"good tport." I5en
fuel business for a
and has made good.
as well. He is
capable and a
has been in the
number of j-ears
He has mado a
reputation as an amateur baseball
player, being for years a member of
the strong Coal Valley team.
Mr. Somerson is the kind of a man
whom the voters should be glad to
HOLD 8 BOYS FOR
Face Charges of Divers Natures
and Will Be Tried Next
Kig'H beys htve been arrested the
r.asi tow niHiiis as a resun ui iuir uc-
termination to destroy property In pre"
Hallowe'en pranks. Chler Brinn this
mcrning refused to give out tho names,
but said that they would be' tried nest
Tile boys range In ages from 11 to
15 3-ears, and will bo given a bearing
for either disorderly conduct, nitll
clous mischief or destroying property.
T'ley are out on their own recogniz-!
The heuj of the local police stated
this morning that they would bs pros
ecuted, and that any other boys ar
rested tonight would hive a change
lo explain to tae court the "why" ot
The 50 boys to be employed as as
sistants to the police tonigiit to pro
tect property from the boys in the city
bent on celebrating- Hallowe'eNas hai'
been the habit In past years, will worn
under three captains, and all will have
full police powers, will have to ctll the
staticn at regular intervals and in ev
ery sense of the w-ord be police offi
cers. Chief Brinn is for a "safe and sane
support for probate clerk. He Is go
ing to carry the lower tnd of the
county by a large majority and his
election is confidently predicted.
Albert Huber, one of Rock Island
county's brilliant young attorneys, is
the -democratic nominee for county
judge. His showing in the years has
been practicing in Rock Island is the
best guaranty of his fitness for the
The scitlenn.-nt of issues and the
I actual trial of cases is one of the
most difficult branches of the law.
The purpose of it is to save the time
of Juries and Judicial officers so that
justice can be administered with the
least possible expense and delsv. but
the effect is the very opposite when '
this branch cf the law is not well un
derstood. In tr interest of econom
ical as well as eft feat administration
of the affairs of the county court a
man should be chosen for county judge
whose qualification Js not a matter o'
i supposition but has been tested In
actual experience before the bar. That
Albert Huber is so qualified is ad
mitted by all who are in a position to
observe what is dene in the courts of
! Rock Island county.
The county court also has the ap-
jpcintment of the board cf review, jur-j
j isdiction cf contests on the special j
I assessment rolls, and to its charge are
j committed the dependent and delin
I quent children. In the latter branch,;
Mr. Huber s service on the state
bor.rd of charities has been the means
of his acquiring some special insight
into the needs of those who are made
wards cf this court.
Arthur F. Pears.
I Arthur K. Pears of Moline is emi
'nently fitted to discharge the duties
cf county clerk. He has spent all his
Jlifo in the county, being born and edu
cated here. He has had a broad busi
ness experience. For the !3t decade
he has been employed as salesman in
the. Hub clothing store In Moline. He
Administration Knows Where
Sullivan Would Stand
Postmaster General Burleson
Albert Sidney Rurleson, Postmaster General, in his speech at Peoria,
after being introduced by Henry M. Pindell, who said: "Mr. Burleson comes
to us with the voice of authority, he speaks for the president," brought this
"The eyes of Europe arc turned toward the president as the ultimate
a-biter of the terrible war. Will you repudiate him? Or will you support
him? If you will support him. how will you do it?
"We do not know what Sherman or Robins would do if either were
elected. We do know what Sullivan will do and we want Sullivan. If
you want to help Woodrow Wilson In the election of November 3d, vote
for Roger C. Sullivan for United States senator."
Friends of Mr. Richmond excuse the purchase
of coal by the county from the Rock Island Sand &
Gravel company because they say, Mr. Richmond
owns only a small amount of stock in this concern,
while he is heavily .interested in the Empire, Ice &
Coal company. . An inspection of the record of the
county board of review, of which Mr. Richmond is
cx-otlicio chairman, tends to confirm this statement.
In 1912 the .board of review assessed the capital
stock of the Rock Island Sand Gravel company at
$400, while the stock of the Empire Ice & Coal com
pany was not assessed at all !
Rut the next year, in 1913, the assessment of the
Rock Island Sand & Gravel company was cut down
$100. probably because Mr. Richmond had such an
exceedingly small interest in it.
It was about this time, too, that the Rock Island
Sand & Gravel company fixed up the levee at the foot
of Nineteenth street, erecting steel loading bins, buy
ing1 a steam shovel and otherwise heavily increasing
In the same connection, it may be noted that the
Rock Island I lard wart- company, of which Mr. Rich
mond is president and from which the county buys
quite extensively, has its capital stock rated by the
board of review at $500, which may be considered a
trifle low, if the L. E. West Gum company's stock as
sessment of $1,500 is fair and equitable.
holds a card as member of the Re
tail Clerks' union and is high in fra
ternal circles, being a member of the
Red Men. Odd Fellows, Eagles and
W. O. W. He is a careful and com
petent man and the united support of
his associates which he is receiving
in this campaign is not the least of
the many assurance the people have
of his fitness for the position of coun
Charles J. Smith.
C. J. Smith, nominee for sheriff and
now serving as police magistrate, i3 a
live wire. His presence in the cam
paign means that the opposition is go
ing to know that it has been in a
fight, at the very least. Charley start
ed his career as a printer, w-orking on
various tri-city and other newspapers.
He is a union man and holds a card in
the tri-city typographical organisa
He entered politics, as Mr. Maucker
did. as candidate for alderman in the
old Third ward and he won out. Later
he ran for police magistrate and gave
such satisfaction in this office that at
the end of four years he was reelected,
thus establishing a new record in this
capacity, his second majority being
larger than his first.
Personal popularity is a big asset
of Mr. Smith's. In addition he is a
hard worker and wideawake and if he
is elected sheriff the people of the
county can rest assured that he will
give a clean and satisfactory adminis
tration. Henry C. Hinrichs.
Henry C. Hinrichs, candidate for
ccunty treasurer on the democratic
ticket, has resided in Rock Island
county for the past 20 years.
He is a man in the prime of life,
and has been employed by the Tri
City Railway company for the past 15
years. His record is that of wnich
any man would be proud. He is pos
sessed of progressive ideas, yet of
Speaks for President at Peoria
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siteh 1 eonservative nature that he
would make a model county treasurer.
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tip nas no stronger ineuus ui uiuuu
ers than his present employers and
He is a man of a family and enjoys
the highest respect and regard of all
Vic TififTiVinrR nnd those who know
him and is a man deserving of support
by all tax payers, regardless of poli
ces. ENGLISH COMMISSION
ON IMPORTANT MISSION
London, Oct. 31. The British gov
ernment has sent three high officials
to the continent on a secret mission
of importance, which may be gathered
from the prominence of the commis
sioners, David Lloyd-George, chancellor
of the exchequer. Lord Haldane, lord
chancellor, and Lord Reading, chief
justice. Apparently the business to
be transacted concerns both financial
and legal matters.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
For express, call William Trefz.
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
Independent Express & Storage
R. I. 9S1.
Wear a $2 (union made) hat. Men's
Fashion Shop, Harper house block.
What disconcerts the European in
the great American restaurant is the
excessive, the occasional maddening
slowness of the service and 'the lack
of interest in the service. Touching
the latter defect, tha waiter is not im
polite; he is not neglectful. But he is
:oo often passively hostile, or at least
neutral. He, or his chief, has appar
ently not grasped the fact that buying
a meal is not like buying a ton of coal.
If the purchaser ;is to get value for
his money he must enjoy his meal.
and If he is to enjoy his meal it must
not merely be efficiently served, but j
it must be efficiently served in a sym-1
pathetic atmosphere. The supreme!
business of 5 good waiter is to create
this atmosphere. True, that even in
the country which has carried cook
ery and restaurants to loftier heights
than any other I mean, of course,
Belgium, the little country of little
rsstaurants the subtle ether which
the truly civilized diner demands is
rare enough. But rn the great restaur,
ants of the great cities of America it
is, I fancy, rarer than anywhere else.
Arnold Bennett in Harper's Maga
zine. Unions in Holland metal industry
have 5,800 members.
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C. J. Smith,
CARRY THE BONOS
OR STAMP COUNTY
AS BACK NUMBER
Joint Committee Working f0,
Success Issue3 an Appeal
to the Voters.
iSKOW MILAN'S ENTERPRISE
If Rest of County Were Active i Ovw
1 Interest as Villaae Is &ur-...
Would Be Sure.
The following appeal for the threi
;bond propositions was issued ofij bj
!the local committees which have beet
working for them during the cam
i To the Voters of Rock Island conaty
Unanimous support of the - thret
;bond issues is imperative or else Uiii
city i3 forever doomed to mediocrity
i Rock Island is a city without it
'east, without a north and without t
west, and barricaded by fmpassabli
'roads from the south which Souti
Rock Island shamefully neglects
j which Milan intentionally neglects fo
I the purpose of holding the countrj
' trade at that village. Dwarfed, there
fore, is the trade of cur merchants tc
, the bare demands of the residents o:
; the city. N'o trade from the rich farm
ers of Henry county; no trade fron
the great west end of Rock islanc
county filters in over these impassibU
When the territory of Illinnin har
I been divided up into a checker boarc
of square counties there were twt
fragments left lying along the Mis
sissippi river; one lying west ol
Whiteside and Henry counties wesl
of Rock -River, and one lying nortfc
of Mercer county. These two frag
ments were combined into Rock la
land county. The upper fragment ex
tends 30 miles to the north of Rocs
Island with width varying from foui
to ten miles; the lower fragment ex
tends from Rock Island west 35 miles
with width varying south of Rock
river from six to eight miles. In the
center of this shoe string county lief
Rock Island, the county seat shut oft
from the country by Rock river. Itoci
Island might just as well be on an is
land so far as access to the county ij
Henry County Wants In.
Some eight or nine years ago, Henrj
county demanded a bridge across
Rock river so that its people might
trade in Moline and Rock Island and
find here a market for their produce
Henry county appropriated $30,000 for
half the cost of this bridge at Colons
and demanded that Rock Lilaad pro
vide half and when our supervisors
shamefully refused, Henry county
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