The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on June 28, 1914 · Page 18
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Decatur, Illinois
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Page T H E D E C A T U R R E V I E W Saturday Evening, Jane 27, 1914. THE DAILY REVIEW. " PUBLISHED EVERT DAT. I at th. DKttur. tUtnola PortofHc* ft* Meoad-cJu. mttttr. The Review Publishing Co. DECATOR. ILJ4MOI8. Offlc* in Review Buiidlnj, comet at Main Ud North etreete. . Advertising rstea mad. known on appll- Mtloo t tbli otflc*. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. tw. year ln advanc., fix month* (In advance) three month* (in ao»«nc«) Per weelt »»·«' The Review does not knowingly accept false or fraudulent advertising, or other ad- vertisins of an objectionable nature. Every advertisement In Its columns l« printed with full confidence In the character and reliability ot the advertiser and the truth of the representations made Readers of The Ke- vlew will confer a favor if thc will promptly report any failure on the part or an advertiser to make good any representation contained In a Review advertisement. waa too heavy to be done by one. And the public thought It could appreciate the reasonableness ot that demandT" But It Is the- engineer who auccumbs when the day's temperature gets high An appeal to the records will show that It must be the engineer who has the really heavy work to do. It Is easy enough to conjure up a picture ot the distress of the man who has the coal to shovel Into the roaring firebox; but when return* set in we discover tha engineer was'the man_ with a, leg over the danger line. Sunday Morning;, June 28, 1914. WHAT IS A BOSSt What makes a political boss? What Is It that allows a man to escape that Indictment when he does turns that are generally regarded ae the specialty of the real boss? There Is something about this that Is not understood clearly enough to put into words that 'he other fellow can understand. Right now we have the case of Theodore Roosevelt and District Attorney Charles S. Whitman of New York, and incidentally Progressives of New York ·tate figure. As the story comes to us, It appears that Progressives In New Tork are altogether anxious to "Indorse" Whitman for governor. They were about to do this weeks since, but somebody suggested that It might be well to await the return of Mr. Roosevelt and le.arn what he has to say In the matter. They waited -- once the suggestion was made It would have been bad form to do anything else. Mr. Roosevelt promptly proceeded to sit down on the proposition to Indorse Whitman for governor. Practically all other members of the Progressive party In New Tork state had their hearts set on Whitman, and so there was a move to bring "influence" to bear on Mr. Roosevelt to get him to reconsider. The prospects don't look encouraging to Mr. Whitman's supporters. But her* Is a case in which practically all members of a party wish to take certain action in relation to a candidate, and yet they are held back by one man who doesn't favor that action. In anybody else this would be called bossism and would be denounced In ringing terms and special rhetorical flourishes. But Theodore Roosevelt "gets away with. It," as the current * expression goes. Is there anybody who can explain month'! work for those of them who "qualified." How high would the thermometer have gone If we hadn't used 180 tons of ice last Friday. HISTORY OF CIVIL WAR DAY BY DAY MAKE A NEW MAP. Some readers of the daily weather forecast are beginning to complain at a monotonous feature found therein. This Is a line that may be expected In a forecast for Illinois: "Showers In the north portion," That Is the way the story has been j going since early In April. We don't know how much rainfall people in the northern part of the state have had In the last ten weeks, but if the bureau made good on all Its forecasts the total would be close to twenty Inches. And (n this time we in the heart of the Garden Spot have had to get along on less than an inch and a half. Of course as the weather bureau has | this state mapped, we In Decatur cau't hope for much comfort from that quarter. Showers In northern Illinois may not reach us; and the same Is true of showers in southern Illinois. On that map we are neither northern nor southern; we are not in position to maintain a complaint we file against the bureau. Perhaps we should ask for a reconstruction of the map. If we can't get this, at least let us ask that the forecasters look about them and find a shower they can send to central Illinois. We ought to get in under this term. AS FAR AS IT GETS. Of course we have the expected and inevitable rubber-stamp statement from the prosecuting attorney at Butte, Mont He Is "about to begin a vigorous prosecution of those who caused the riot of last Tuesday night," when revolvers were supplemented by plentiful use of dynamite. And that Is about all we shall hava along the prosecution line. Just ths statement that It Is surely on the way. But It will not arrive; It will get sidetracked somewhere along the route; and well the rioters understand this. You can D» sure that not one of them is losing a minute's sleep because of statements made by the prosecuting attorney. By this time It Is generally appreciated that a statement of resolve is a* far as these prosecutions ever get. Of course such statement is expected-It seems to be admitted that much concession should be made to those people who up to this time have been unable to bring themselves to feel that order law! and regulations have been made only that public printers may have more type to set. And, In keeping with harmless traditions, we have announcement of vigorous prosecutions In Butte. And In the press dispatches that bring this story we are further told that the governor of Montana has asked the president of the United States to move federal troops a little closer to Butte-perhaps so that they will be handy If the rioters should take It Into their heads to put on another round of hilarity by running the prosecuting attorney out of town. Times are gay and giddy around Butte. HARDEST OJi THE ENGINEER. One thing Is noted in connection with railroad men and heat stories that comp from all the Mississippi valley. It appears that the locomotive cab Is a little warmer than other spots; and It appears further that this excessive heat is more disastrous to the engineer than to the fireman. In a half dozen stories that tell of succumbing to oppressive heat In locomotive cabs It will be found In four or live instances that the engineer is the one who falls under. This of course Is something of a puzzle io the outsider who has Just a smat- ' terlng knowledge or impression 'of what goes on in an engine. The genera] Impression Is that the fireman Is th$ one who has the hot and heavy work to do. He Is the man who stands In front of the furnace doors and shovel! the ton* of coal. Demands made recently by englnemen of eastern railroad! called for two firemen on larger locomotives, it being told that the work JUNE 28, 1804. In General Grant's campaign, General Hancock resumed command of his corps, and the union arms took possession of the entire Weldon road out of Petersburg. Confederate lines o£ communication In all directions were thus broken. Union Generals Wilson and Kautz on the Weldon road moved toward Reams, expecting to find heavy reinforcements there. When within three miles of the town the union force was surrounded by a large confederate body under Generals Hampton and Fitzhugh Lee. In the desperate f i g h t which ensued, the union lines held their place, withstanding t h e heavy confederate fire until nightfall before falling back In order. TEN YEARS AGO TODAY IN DECATUR THE GARDENER. A line in the kitchen market report last Friday stated that "home gardeners have little to offer." Most of us passed It on with a mere reading; but j nevertheless It must be a pretty serious matter for the gardeners. Sometimes wonder is expressed that more men do not go into gardenins All of us have read many chapters on the good sense and profit In "Intensive agriculture." In a way this is what the good gardener is doing; and yet we see he sometimes misses the rewards. Right now when his, season should beat Its height he "has little to offer." And In part this closes the year for the gardener. He can't dig up hta berry bushes and plants and get something: else In their place; he will have to take on what cheerful hope he may and wait until next year. And yet under the conditions he re-mains a rather cheerful man. " Have a talk with a dozen of these gardeners and you will find they are about aa cheerful as men In other lines. Th«y can do something else with part of their land, and this will put them over. They have had long training in the art of bearing up under partial disappointment; the thought they have when they miss It this year Is that they will hit it next year. THEY ARE SHOCKED. There are people who didn't expect that In the year 1914 there would oe a demand from Republican brethren that a Democratic congress adjourn and cease legislating until after a season of rest is taken. The plaint of these brethren Is that this congress has given us a lot of legislation; It Is handed out a little faster than It can be digested. And only two years ago the popular story with the aforesaid brethren was that It was useless to send a congress of Democrats to Washington, for they could not get anything done. Now tho brethren have reversed their notions and are complaining that these pesky Democrats are getting too much done. Perhaps the shock of the surprise Is the thing that alls the patriotic brothers. JUNE 28, 1004. Miss Nolle Merlweather and Charles Kent of Rock Island were married. Wabash engine 606 was blown up by plntsch gas. Engineer Bob Kern was badly burned, but stuck to his post. A band of gypsies was camping at Fairview park Two of the womon v.ere arrested for flim-flamming the people on a fortune telling dodge. The opening of North Union street v a s under strong discussion, but it v.'as not accomplished. 'The Thomas-RHey S10.000 damage case was reversed and sent back to the local court for another hearing. A special warning was published by Mayor Shilling In which a sane Fourth of July celebration was insisted upon. TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY. E. P. Irving severed his connection v,ith Brown's Business college and took an Intel est in the manufacturing business of Robert Faries. But Action of Progressives Will Help Democrats. N° that Judicial primaries are i date* who are by no mean* ot that po- out of the way, It la presumed lltlcal faJth. The fact 1* that If you care to put In a busy summer you can arrange a little puizle that will keep you reasonably employed through all the dog day*. Just gather a half dozen Democrats and as many Republicans and then set yourself to the task of arranging a combination ticket that will be pleasing to the dozen. You will discover that life ae we live It In policies Isn't a simple affair. that candidates Cor county office will Bet right down to business, especially among-Republicans. There ij an old tradition, coming from the days when the party wa« dominant, that Republican candidates are expected to make a serious primary campaign. If they fai: to do this there are those who question their patriotism. For nearly a month there has been some talk about forming a combination between Democrats and Progressives on the ticket in Macon county. In a way a combination was formed for the township election, and It swept the platter, thanks to the votes of the ·nomen. However, ever since that successful stunt was pulled off there are practical politicians who will not be easy unless they are figuring out a scheme for further combinations. Of course the arrangement that won once appeals to these practical men. But it Isn't as easy to arrange for a I run a ticket of their own. If they county election. It was done In the will do that and poll anything like township campaign by dropping the the number of votes some of them HELP DEMOCRATS. However, some Republican candidates are not gathering much consolation out of the fact that It is found impractical for Democrats and Progressives to arrange a combination ticket. One-- Republican candidate expressed himself In this fashion last week: "Of course all you Democrats need really care for Is that the Progressives situation. If theru should be but two tickets In the local field, Democratic and Republican, there would nev*r- theless be a great breaking down of old party lines. We have had some of this for years, but It li felt that tor- mer demonstration! were as nothing compared with what may be eipacted this year. 'names Democratic and Progressive |and sailing under the triumphant colors of "Citizen's ticket." MUST SAVE THE NAME. It Isn't practical to do anything L f this kind when It comes to a f a l l ; I election. If county officers alone were concernf d It might be possible to arrange the thing, but there are state, legislative and congressional candidates to be considered in the fall, to say nothTng of United States senator. This makes it necessary for a party, if it expects to remain In existence, to have on the November ballot a claim in this county, you Democrats w ill elect your ticket. ANYWAY YOU SEE IT. 'This combination talk perhaps will at least result li Makers Pushed to Capacity to Supply Demand. Between 1,900 and 2,000 gallons of Ice cream ha,ve been consumed daily by the people of Decatur and vicinity during the recent hot spell. The various ice cream manufacturers in Decatur have-been pushed to their capacity to supply the great d e m a n d for Ice cream and Ices d u r i n g this torrid weather. The Decatur Ice Cream company alone has been producing between 800 and 1,000 gallons daily for the past few weeks. On Friday and Saturdaj, the o u t p u t sometimes reaches as high as 1,200 gallons. At an average price of $1 a gallon, which Is low, considering the amount of cream used in sodas and suiidaes. the Decatur public spends daily over 52.000 for ice cream. This does not take into consideration the a m o u n t spent for soft drinks of various kinds, which would total nearly as much as the ice cream sales. Our ball team has Just beaten Davenport two In three games and Peoria three straight Dubuque was mighty lucky to happen In between these sessions, when we were saving our best energies for the really big performance. Perhaps Carranza has word from Villa that It I* all right to go ahead with mediation at Niagara Falls, provided this has nr bearing on the fighting In Mexico, something that«ls outside Carranza's Jurisdiction, One difficulty Is that If a man waits until the torrid comes he finds himself unable to get a clear understanding of the "hot weather hints." It Is another Instance of the Arkansas Traveler's leaky roof. Last week the thermometer In St. Louis got up to 108 degrees. When that town turns itself loose to get hot, mucky and sticky It beats any other spot In the country. Circuit Clerk John Allen will confer a favor by not certifying a bench vacancy until after Governor Dunne gets back to the state. Candidates for Judge have finished their first round, but there Is another HILL DECIDES TO RUN FOR CONGRESS SUGGESTIONS MADE. The suggestion has been made that Progressives leave their county ticket blank, but that at the same time they name two of the candidates who go on the Democratic ticket It has been mentioned in accidental c o n f e r - ences that if the Progressives will agree to this plan they can name one cf their own people for county Judge and another for county treasurer, and that Democrats will place the names on their official ballot. There have been several suggestions with more or less of that flavor. They seem to be considred with more fervor when first mentioned. Upon second thought It is discovered they won't \\ crk. WON'T WORK TWO TICKETS. The difficulty is In getting the voter to mark two tickets on the ballot. It would not help Progressive candidates gressive voters after getting Into the poll should remember to go over to the Democratic column and mark for county candidates. Of course, In an Indirect way It would help some If these Progressives would at least refrain from voting for Republicans, and this a good many might do. TOUCHY AND COMPLICATED. Ana then It Is found In talking to party men that a good many resent a proposition that they have a ticket that is not headed with their own rame. Also there are Democrats who object to having a ticket marked Dem- Of course, in Demo- they may be a' publican ticket, cratic ranks, this will not be viewed as a great calamity. And there are a good many Progressives, who, next to electing their own county ticket, will enjoy defeating that of the Republicans. It isn't for Democrats to worry over prospects; they seem to be in a fair way to get all that it-coming tu them." MAKE SHOWING OR QUIT. There are practical Democrats who take the same view of the situation. They believe that the best chance at a county office the coming four years it'to get a nomination on the Democratic ticket. It seems to be settled that, even If there is no combination j between Democrats and Progressives, yet there will be a full Progressive county ticket And of course, this time Progressives are expected to try hard to make a showing for their local ticket If they should fall to make a fair showing they realize in advance that It Is the end of their party. WHAT OF THE VOTERS? When one gets down Into the rank and file It Is all guesswork. It can be told what Progressive leaders fell like doing, but It is otherwise when the Democratic ticket nnless Pro- sou get among privates In that party. Are they Progressives when Theodore Roosevelt it not at the head of the ticket? Some have a notion that Progressive voters are disposed to atand by their party in this campaign; others will tell you the party's support has slumped awfully. Each side will have reason* for the view taken, and perhaps Instances will be cited in support of each view. It is something we can tell more about when November returns get In. BADLY BROKEN. And there ta something more than ocratlc when In fact on It are candi- Progressive disturbance In the local EDWARDS HAY RVK. S. A. Edwards, deputy game warden, Is mentioned ai a "receptive" candidate for county superintendent of schools on the Democratic ticket A good many have gone to Mr. Edwards and asked htm to make thli race. At first he promptly turned down the proposition, but they continued to keep after him and urge him to reconsider and get himself Into the going. In a way Mr. Edwards Is said to have reconsidered. The story Is that he will agree to make the race, provided there Is no other Democrat who will do so. He will arrange thl! by waiting until the last day to file his petition to get his name on the primary ballot. If there is another Democratic candidate he will keep out of the race; if there Is no other he will get In and fill the place on the ticket PROMISE OF SUPPORT. Of course, once that he goes Into the race he will make a vigorous campaign. He will not enter for the fun of the thing or as a matter of form; he will enter with the reasonable expectation of winning on election day. It is said It can be arranged to secure for him a furlough from the state game department of sufficient length to let him make this race. He has been asked by a good many who are not Democrats to get In the race. Work in the county superintendent's office is the kind that appeals to Mr. Edwards. Most of his life has been given to school work; practically all his special training has been along school lines. OPEN 7 TO OTHERS. The situation as regards Mr. Edwards perhaps can bo told In a line. If no other Democrat makes the ra«e for county superintendent he will do so. If there Is any other Democrat who wishes to run for this office, now Is the time for him to come to the front. Mr. Edwards is not pining and yearning to make the race. But he does think after looking over the field that a Democrat has a mighty good show to win the office this time, and he doesn't want to see this chance lost. COFSTY CANDIDATES. A month ago or more there was mention of J. Fred Stchter for sheriff on the Democratic ticket. And then there was a. story that Mr. Richter had reconsidered and would not run. The story at this time is that Mr. Richter will try against A. J. Conover for this nomination. Mr. Conover Is doing campaign work right along. Several of his friends have told him that he looks much like the man who is to be the Democratic candidate for sheriff. He Is doing primary and election campaign work on the same round. And if you will take the trouble to Inquire of Republican acquaintances you will quickly discover that many of them believe Mr. Conover will be this county's next sheriff. HILL EXPECTED TO RUN. There doesn't seem to be much that Is new to report in the case of A, A. Hill of Casner, heretofore mentioned repeatedly as a Democratic candidate for county treasurer. The feeling is considerably stronger that he will get Into the race. Also there Is a general feeling that as a candidate he W.11I easily enough prove himself as strong as the party, that In fact he will show a little stronger. AMONG REPUBLICANS. When we get among Republican county candidates we find much the same story of a month ago. Insiders claim there Is no longer room for serious doubt that C. H. Moomey of Pleasant View township w 111 be a candidate for county treasurer. First he was reported as In the race, then as out of It. Now they say he has come back to stay. On the Republican side the story l» that the race (or nomination for iher« Iff la between B. A. McGorray and C. Ei Tandy. One continue! to haar wala- peri that then may be other entriu la this conteit Insiders are telling that Chart** H. Patterion will ha»« a clear track (or the nomination for county clerk. A Republican candidate (or another office goei 10 far ai to add that on election day Mr. Patterson will head tb* Repub- llcan ticket In number of vote* M- cured. sEirATOKiAi, In state politic! w* hear mention only of the senatorial race on the Democratic tide. / Roger Sullivan of Chicago li expected In Decatur before long. Some thought he wai to be here la*t week. but there was no announcement of that kind In any of the published itineraries. When Mr. Sullivan doei come he will be entertained at dinner by lome of his local eupporteri. Thli dinner will be at either the St Nlchola* hotel or the Country club. STRINGER TO STAY ON JOB. Lawrence B. Stringer ha! Mcured an indefinite leave of absence from Washington so that perhaps he can remain steadily on the campaign in thl! state until the primary vote Is counted. He will get around to Decatur tome time In the primary campaign. Ha ha* lev. eral chautauqua date* to fill In thla state; and when he goes to a town an* gets that turn finished he hopes to {have a little time left to do some political work on the side. SPLIT CHICAGO VOTE. There Is a story from Chicago that Roger Sullivan ii to be given real battle for the primary vote ot that town. Attorney McShane li In the race Juit to show them how many friend! he has In Cook county; he expects that when returns get In It will be foued h« ha* held his own with Roger Sullivan. NOT EVEN AN ECHO. A little more than a week ago It was mentioned In pren dispatches that William Mason of Chicago ii a Republican candidate for United State! senator and that he will oppose L. Y. Sherman in the primaries. That Is all the mention ar.ybodr hereabouts has heard of Mr. Mason'! candidacy. WEDDING PICTURES There are many events that suggest pictures but none more important than the wedding. Only a picture can adequately describe tho dainty finery of the bride, bridesmaids or flower girls, and like the memory of the occasion, the pictures grow more precious year by year. Make the appointment today with The photographer In your town. Wasson Studios 351 N. Water, Suffern Bldg. Elevator Service. Hlllsboro Democrat to Oppose Graham In Primaries. Springfield, June 27--Formidable opposition to the candidacy of Congressman JameS M. Graham of this city, for re-nomination for congress will be found in the candidacy of L. V. Hill of Hillboro. a prominent Montgomery county attorney, which was announced yesterday. Hill decided to enter the race following conferences with Democratic leaders In Sangamon, Montgomery, Macoupin and Christian counties, which comprises the twenty-first congressional district. He is f o r t y years old, a leading a t t o r n e y of central Illinois, has been state's attorney of Montgomery county and has been Democratic county central chairman. J. M'CAN DAVIS TO RUN. Chicago, June 27--J. McCan Davis of Springfield, clerk of the Illinois supreme court, whose term of office will expire next January, today announced that he will be a candidate on the state ticket for the Republican nomination for Congressman-at-largc. In 1008 Mr. Davis made a notable and successful primary campaign for his present office and was elected by a plurality of 165,000 votes. ~=^^^^ · -----g----------===^== These Go On Sale Monday--The Season's Values in Summer Dresses A TIMELY opportunity to secure values in the loveliest Summer frocks that are not only unusual but EXTRAORDINARY. We predict that the majority of women who come will buy at least two, so pronounced are the savings possible. Scores of beautiful Summer models, all displaying the most charming and exclusive ideas in style and trimming. In all the favorite fabrics of the season, such as voiles, ratines, linens and exquisite embroidery effects. $3.50 and $4 Dresses For Detroit, Mich.. June 27.--Superintendent of Construction Dawson of the Henry Ford Automobile factory yesterday announced that the now mamimouth factory is to be doubled In size at a cost of $5,000,J)00. Seven new buildings, six stories high, costing approximately $500,000 each, will be erected, and a power house which will hold the largest gasoline engine in the world, costing (1,500,000, Is also planned. Work has v already started and will be pushed to.comple- tion as rapidly as possible. With the new additions the Ford plant will cover an area of eighty- five acres, malting It the largest plant in the world. The present plant Is capable of employing 20,000 men, but the new additions will make it possible to give room to nearly 60,000.. A MOST attractive selection of charming new summer styles; white and colored models; In all sizes. All genuine bargains at choice , $6.50 and $8-DRESSES All sizes and all new Summer colors, for $5.95 , $10 and $12-DRESSES A wonderful selection, all sizes, choice $8.95 $1.50 Summer Waists 98c A great lot of women's charmlnc new summer waists; they're in the rery latest, entrancing style*, mad* of dainty plain and flowered crepe, fine voile* and pretty lawns. They're regular $1.30 values, offered a* an extra Bradley special Monday and Tuesday, each ......*«·....«.« $1.50 Summer Skirts 98c T his is a wash iktrt leaion and here are real bargains in the kind everybody wants. They're plain.tailored model* mad*) of very fine Bedford cord*, perfectly fitting, cool and trim. (1.50 would be an exceedingly modest price for them. Take your choice, each $18.50 Coats and Suits For E VERY wool suit and coat now carries an amazingly low clearance price. For instance, here's a *plendld lot of tailored suit* --plain and fancy models--made of all-wool serges in navy, tan and black, novelties and shepherd- checks; also a great lot of beau- t i f u l new coats made of fine fancy plaids, all wool serges, Bedford cords, eponges and mixtures. Suits and coats, formerly sold -at .and near 118.50--every garment of inimitable Bradley style and guaranteed Bradley quality, in nearly all sizes. Your choice, each WATEITREET NEWSPAPER!

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