The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on July 12, 1914 · Page 16
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Decatur, Illinois
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Page Sixteen T H E D E C A T U R R E V I E W Sunday Morning, July 12, 1914 THE DAILY KEVTEW. PUBLISHED BVKRT OAT. ml th. Dmtur. Illlooln Poelofflo* -eUM natter. The Review Publishing Co. DICATOR. ILLINOIS. Office IB Review Building, corset et Hala ud North itreeta Aoertl«1n« r«t»« made known OB Bpplt- Mtk» «l «hta office. TBRMB or EUBBCRITTIOH. y«ar I*** VU month (In «d»ano« ................ ** rhre« month* l» ·«»··» P«r week l * Th» Review doe cot knowingly «ccept npr«.i.-i.»L. u ... made- ReaOer, of The Review will confer a favor ir they will promptly report any failure on the part of L to make ROOfl «nv representation contained IB · Review aclicrtlaemesit. Morning-. July ». ·»*· Subscribers leaving th« city for the summer may have The Review mailed to them daily without additional chaige. Address changed as often as necessary, but both old and new should be given. Notify by phone or postal card. THE REVIEW PUB. CO. GLAD TO LET 1OOSE. The Interstate commerce commission has reported to the United States senate some findings on the Question of railroad passes The report recites that In the year 1913 two southern railroads Issued 84,000 passes. This practice Is declared "a menace to the Institutions of a free people" In the past two or three jears we have had much to lead us to conclude railroad people will not hesitate or hoi* back in falling In with the same view or with any other finding that Is calculated to shut off the pass evil. legislation to stop the Issuing of passes was started a few year since Right from the start of the moiement we have had the declaration that rail-' roads through Issuing passes had succeeded In debauching the public In this country. Well, railroad people must have grown tired of debauching They were very glad to give their tacit support to all anti-pass legislation; they were even willing to stretch such legislation so as to make It mean more than the mere words of the statutes Indicated In a word legislation forbidding passes wasn't more -welcome in any quarter than in the offices of railroad managers. The managers couldn't see that they were getting any return for pr.S'es Legislation continued, to go against them right along. In no state In the country were they able to hold what they really cons dered their own Fv- ery time a fight came up railroad managers lost. They must have concluded that if the Issuing of passes was debauching anybody the thing wasn't being done in a. way to benefit railroads They decided It would be better for them and their properties to strp passes, let the debauching slide, and ret more money in the coffers. But what about the issuance of 34,000 passes on two railroads In a year' somebody will ask. You can te sure the manager* of those roafli will be mighty glad to hear they must stop the practice. It Is only natural they should feel this way about It. MR. EKOCHS HAS EtHYRD IT. One takes pleasure In urging Democrats to go to the polls and vote at the special Judicial election, to be held In this district July 28. There fa no great need to urge Republicans to vote on this occasion, for. as has boen pointed out, they hare the "vorlng haMt." They will be out In good numbers, with or without special urging There will be. no great complaint to make If as large a percentage of Democratic voter* turn out for this election. It occur* to one who understands the iltuation that Delbert R. Enochs, the Democratic candidate for judge, highly merit* the support of member* of his party. He got Into this race at a time when the outlook was anything bat promising, largely because of the habit Democrat* had fallen into of remaining; away from the polls In what are called minor elections. Mr. Enochs understood all this, and yet he was not dismayed. He didn't hesitate to make a. hard campaign for the nomination; and following this he Is going right ahead with work for election day. In his case nothing l« permitted to go by default. He Is on the Job all the time; ind he Is brave, cheerful and hopeful aoout It. When voter* of a party get thl* kind of candidate they surely owe blm something. He does his share In abundant measure; this means that something Is coming to him from the Toter*. It ought to be a pleasure to turn out and express approval of such a candidate. If we do not answer calls of this kind we. can't hope to keep the party well up at the front. And this Is a year when It Is quite Important that members of the Democratic party go to Us support, and the one and only way to do this Is to vote election day. If there I* a good party vote at thl* special election everybody can understand It will put heart Into the work that Is to folio* DEPLORABLE: JJEIIGHT. The m»n from Los Angeles can always be depended on not to hesitate to say somtthlng that will get hi* town on the map. It seem* thl* hold* good even with the men that city *ends to National Educational association meet- Ings. Thl* time we hear from Dr. J. H. Francis, superintendent of schools at Los Angeles. He let* u* know there are educators in hi* town, of whom h« Is one, who are not satisfied with tha way schools are run. When he got through with his talk It wa* telegraphed to all part* of the country, and then a few million people began to say something about the way they do thing* in Los Angeles. It was a startling apeech Dr. Francis made. He told that the study of algebra destroys the souls of some girl*. He had much the «ame thing to say of the itudy of literature a* we get It In the achooli. It we* Juit the kind ot talk that was sura to get attention. *We are Interested In the way this was received by the big teachers in the meeting. Replies were made to Dr. Francis, and a* a rule they deplored the thing* he had said. But the Associated Press report of the session says of the reception of the talk: "Unfavorable criticism of Dr. Francis 1 sensationalism was uttered by many lead- Ing educators, but the storms of applause which Interrupted him at every sentence were Indicative of the general attitude of the delegates." And so we learn the printed record of the session will show there was much deploring of what Dr. Francis said, but the teacher* were delighted to have some man say the thing's. This leaves us somewhat puzzled. MUST SLOW DOWN. One evening last week the fire chief £ wagon had to be shunted Into a pole at the crossing of North Water street and the Wabash railroad. For part ot a minute it appeared to bystanders that the crack o' doom was in active commission, but when the -wreckage was cleared it was found that fortunately nobody was seriously hurt. But it was the kind of accident that might easily result In rather serious loss. A good many people ha.\ e remarked that this wagon and all other fire apparatus should be under control when a railroad crossing Is approached. It Is Important, of course, to get to a fire as early as possible, but It Isn t the most Important thing In the world. It would be difficult to find something: of more importance than having apparatus under control when a railroad crossing Is to he made. This will have to be the rule, or we shall have a serious item to record one of these days. If you cross the railroad many times In a year there will be occasions when it Is necessary to come to a stop. These occasions can't be picked out in advance -- the only thing Is to be ready for them always. In this Instance members of the fire department have had Impressive warning, they should heed It and be thankful that It didn't prove more serious Certainly it shouldn't be necessary to kill somebody to drive the lesson home. CHAMPAIGN'S START. How does it happen that Champaign county has arranged to build four miles of brick roadway this year, getting a contribution of about J28.000 from the state? It will strike an outsider al the sensible thing to do; and yet some of us who live In Illinois are by this time aware It Is not always easily arranged. Anyhow It looks as if In this matter Champaign county Is 128,000 ahead of some of Its neighbors. The neighbors will help to make up the state sum that Is given Champaign. Understand, there Is no thought of finding any sort of fault with. Champaign for the course It has pursued The flame open- Ing was there for any of us; and It wa* In rather plain view; In fact It nudged us In the ribs and poked fingers close to our eyes. Champaign county will probably remain the $28,00 ahead of Its neighbors. Of course they will all get Into the game later* but Champaign has had a 128,000 start. And it started at a mighty good time. This year it is possible for a county to get more from the state aid road fund than can be had next year when claimant* are sure to be more numerous, when there will be more counties to split up the fund on hand. They have figured at headquarters In Chicago that the price of meat will be still higher In the months that are ahead. But since most of us have learned to get along with less and less meat the thing can't make a great deal of difference to us. After all we have read for months telling of Villa's progress In his march toward the City of Mexico we now learn that he Is more than 500 mile* away. It should remind us that Mexico Is a country of considerable territorial size. Two bandits robbed a train In Missouri and when Conductor Mudd took a look at them he thought they were six In number; and It is claimed the conductor, a* officially became him, wa* about the calmest man on the train. * Please make note that bank clearings in the country for the week are considerably bigger than they ware the same week a year ago: that Is if you look to bank clearings for your encouragement It Is all right for the weather man to keep on forecasting rain*, for we are not prepared to say the forecast keeps them away. At any rats w* must be perfecting ouvnelvei In th* art of dry farming. W. J. Bryon't Brother May Ran WILL THY NOMINATION FOR Mr. BorcHer. Will Stick to Work In Washington. L AST week there was amounted to formal and final announcement that Honorable Charles M. Borah- ers will be a candidate to suceed himself In the house at Washington. In a general way this had been understood for two or three weeks, though there were a few who persisted in the notion he would not run. Now all understand that Mr. Boreh- e-r* Is In the race; also much In th« going. There were other developments later in th* week which Indicate the race for thl* nomination Is going to be a good deal of an affair. William K. Whitaker of 8helbyvHle I, the other Democrat seeking this nomination. Very likely he and Mr. Borchers will do all the contending. The primary win be held Sept-l, "the first Wednesday after the second Tuesday In September," a* the statute tries to express it euphemistically. WILL MAKE IT THOROUGH. Mr. Whttaker was In Decatur on Friday of last week, and ha was here for the purpose of letting It be known that he will make the very best campaign that is in him for this nomination He was on his way to attend to r. business matter in the west. He told that he will be back in Macon county on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, and then he will give th* remainder of the week to this county. He expects to come again after this first round. In other words. Mr Whltaker Is go- Ing to make a fight for the Indorse- ment of the Democrats of this county primary day. It is Just an Indication of how thorough Is the canvas* he proposes. Friday last Mr. Whltaker while in Decatur expressed himself In this fash. ion: · -WILL, STIR UP INTEREST. "Now that the matter Is settled, I am glad that Congressman Borchers U In the race. It will at least mke me work harder to get the nomination, anil In this way I shall be extending my acquaintance, which should be a help for me election day, In case I get the nomination. "If a man gets a nomination without tning- Cor It perhaps he doesn't value it as much as he should With Mr. More than 150 Union men w ro landed , Borcheis In the r ac e I shall have to Charles W. Bryan, brother of W. J. Bryan, will probably be a candidate for governor of Nebraska. W. J. Bryan wants a progressive Democrat at the head of the ticket, and It is likely that in default of bettor material, brother Charlie will be drafted for service. HISTORY OF CIVIL WAR DAY BY DAY JULY 12, 1S44. The Union expedition under General Foster, which had for an object the capture of Jones Island and other ao- proaches to Charleston, was partly successful. The lower part of the Island was taken, but a carefully planned right attack on Tort Johnson failed completelv. during the night, but were captured before their reinforcements were able to land under the southern guns. Confederate forces in the Maryland tlo plenty of trying, but if I win the nomination that will not be effort thrown away "We are to remember that after the primary campaign Is out of the way raid appeared at Blandenburg and other ' the Democratic winner will have Mr. points, while cavalrj rode the state, j McKlnley ot Champaign to contend striking here and there and moving i n j t h . He has been campaigning all on before a large body of troops could t h e time, has seen and talked to all WILLIAM H. WHITAKER. of Shelbyville. He will make a most thorough oanvass of the district for the Democratic nomination for congress. be brought against them. TEN YEARS AGO TODAY IN DECATUR JULY »2, 1804. A portion of the Macon county soldiers m o n u m e n t w h i c h was to be placed in Central park arrived. Albert A. Corneau, for 41 years an emploj e of the Wabaeh, died at the Wabash hospital. Three floors ot the building of the Peerless saloon were raided and 10 slot machines, one roulette wheel and table, one poker table and 2,000 poker chips were found. The H. Mueller Manufacturing company was getting ready to serve the noon meal in the warehouse building at {1 a week for six meals. A great deal of Interest was being t a k r n in the chnutauqua. The sale of single admission tickets to date was 3,579 The coal contract for the schools was let to the Manufacturers' and Consumers' Coal company at $2.20 a ton delivered TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY. The Wabash strike came to a sudden end by the filing of applications for work by 200 itriklng employes. Edgar Walker wag accidentally shot in the face by his brother, Frank. The best flour- was wiling at 96 cents for a 60 pound sack. YOUR BOY --He will change, but you will always have the boy in a Rembrandt J?hoto. --It catches the true child spirit. The Rembrandt Studios Both phones. 314 N. Main. the voters There Isn't any chance that the Democratic candidate can overdo his campaigning." WHO- GIVE AH, HIS TIME. Anyhow, and Mr Whltaker is open in making the statement, he expects to put in all his time between now and prlmaiy In making a very active canvass of the entire district. He teelg he has a mighty good chance to win the nomination, and following that he believes there Is a fine chance for the Democrat to beat the Republican candidate. As Mr Whitaker views the situation, there is encouraging piomise of reward for the active Democrat, and he proposes to go to it and keep at It all the time. Mr. Whltaker also says It will be well for- the party to have a lively contest for the nomination for congress. Tills will help to get out a good vote primary day, something the Democratic party has needed for a lone while He hopes the primary day showing will he altogether better than anything the party has had heretofore: in this there will be promise and en- couragemeht for election day. O?J WASHINGTON JOB. Mr. Borrhern reels Thl» Is His Best Campaign Work. The prosnect is that Congressman Charles SI Eorchcr= will not be able to give much of his personal attention to the primary campaign In the district, though he will do what he can along this line. Mr. Borchers expects to return to Washington on Tuesday of this week. The furlouch he had to come home «nd get nomination papers started will expire this week. Re doesn't know how long he will have to stay In Washington, but rather expects it will be a good little while. Sometimes he has a feeling there will be no adjournment of this session of congress, but that It will remain In session right up to December, when the next regular session will start. ELECTED TO STAY ON JOB. But Mr Borchers will stay In Washington just as long as he Is needed Here Is the way he puts the situation as it strikes him: "I shall stay in Washington just as long as there is work for us to do. I feet 1'fce I ought to be there. I was elected for that purpose, and I expect to stick on the Job to which I was elected, no matter about the primary here at home. If I can get home I shall get about the district and see as many as possible of the voters, hut I may have a chance to do but little of this. "Under the circumstances I can't do a Better lob of campaigning than to star In Washington as long an needed and there give attention to the work the voters asked me to look after. "If I can't get the nomination by attending to the duties for which I wag elected, then the nomination will have to go. I am going to stay In Washington while there is something for me to do. I think that Is what the people of this district expect of me. "And as far as I can see at this time this sticking to my work in Washington will havs to be the principal part of my campaigning, I don't know of any other way in which I can batter show appreciation of the commission \oters of this district have given me." THE ONES DEPENDED ON. There Is a good deal to be looked after In Washington. Some appropriation bills remain to be passed, and there are continual conferences between the senate and the house on measures that are up. Votes are needed nearly every day In the house to put through Democratic measures. There are congressmen who are away from Washington most of the time. There are other congressmen who are always there, who arc never away unless th«y hay* mad* arrangements to be let off. and these aw al- wayi within reach. Them latter congressmen are th* ones In whom Je- pend«nc* li placed to «et measures through, more especially party m«a»- ures. AS MUCH AS HE CAN. To sum up, Mr. Borch»rs may not be- in the district much during the campaign this year, either primary or election. R* will be here as much u he can, but the work In Washington will ! always have first call with him. He hopes to be able to get Into the district a reasonable amount of time, but fh« outlook is that work in Washington will claim much the greater part of his time between now and election day. "OUT THE VOTING HABIT." The special judicial election In this district will be held Tuesday, July 31. just a little more than two weeks. The | candidates are: Delbert R. Enochs. Champaign, Dem- orrat. Franklin H. Boggs, TJrbana, Republican. EHm J. Hawbaker, Montlcello, Pro- presslve. Probably each of these candidates U now doing what he can to get out a good party vote election day. None of the men will have an opportunity to see many voters In person. The time Is too short for that They will hive to take "short cuts" in making appeals to voters*. CONORBMMAir C. H. BORCHERS. Probably most of his campaigning will have to be confined to sticking to his duty at Washington. Mr. Enochs, the candidate on the Democratic ticket, has for Ms ahlbbo- Icth, addressed to all Democrats in the district, "Get the Voting Habit' It Is a cry that was Bounded in a letter to all Democrats of the district written one day last week by James L. Hicks, who was recently a candidate for the Democratic nomination for judge. ' DEMOCRATS IN* THE bEAD. And now an effoit is making to get Democrats of this district to understand that theirs is the plurality party hereabouts It is discovered in making the rounds that a great many Democrats have a "what's the use'' feeling They think they are beaten before they get started, so they are disposed to stick under a shade tree and take ', things easy. , But they are not beaten before they ' start. As a matter of fact, on the ' showing made tv.o years ago, th«y have the other parties btaten. They ought to have a clear understanding of this matter. LOOK AT THE FIGURES. Here i« the vote on president In 19U in the counties that make up this Judicial district; and perhaps the figure* will be a surprise to all but a very! few: County. Wilson Taft Roos'lt. Champaign 4,34» J.183 4.421 Piatt 1,399 1,055 1,143 M o u l t r i e 1,499 747 849 Douglas 1,634 1,382 1,274 DeWitt 1880 1.364 1.30J Macon 4,581 3.134 4.111 Totals 15,339 11,165 1S,10» READ IT AGAIN. The Democratic voter is asked to take a second and a third look at the table, to try to get Its significance fixed In his mind. After he does this perhaps he will be encouraged to go ahead and absorb the thing; and then he will set around to the polls el«cll«n day. A study of the table will show that Mr. Wilson, the Democratic candidate for the presidency, carried every coun« ty in the district except one, Cham« (Outlined om p«B* XT.) GENUINE LEATHER TRAVELING EQUIPMENT We offer for your selection a brand new stock of Suit Cases, Traveling Bags, Trunks, etc., carefully and honestly made of genuine leathers. It has always been our policy to offer only the best quality of merchandise and to charge a moderate price for it. Such is and has been the reputation of the Decatur Trunk Factory for years and years. It. will always remain so. When you buy traveling goods here you buy only the best and can be sure of Its standing up under all usual wear conditions. SPECIALS FOB THIS WEEK Genuine Cowhide Traveling Bag, leather lined; 18-inch bag with brass trimmings, special at $5.00. Genuine Cowhide Traveling Bag, real heavy, $6.50. These bags may be had in either tan or black. Genuine Cowhide Traveling Bag, stitched frame, 18-inch bag, special value at $9.00. Genuine Cowhide Suit Cases, special at $5.00. Rattan, Matting and Fiber Suit Cases, $1.00. Trunks, all sizes, all kinds, $2.75 up. Decatur Trunk Factory TEMPORARY LOCATION 146 Merchant Street. Decatur, HI. VOTERS! DELBERT R. ENOCHS OF CHAMPAIGN The Democratic Candidate for Circuit Judge Graduated in U. of I. Collegiate Course 1898. Graduated in U. of L Law Course--at the head of his . class, 1903. Practiced law in all Chicago Courts for six years. Was professor of wills in Chicago Law School three yean. Has a good office practice, and is building a court practice in Champaign County. Is in robust health. Has a clean, honorable character. . . Has an extra" sound judgment as to men and affairs. Mr. Enochs was born near Canton, Illinois, in 1875, lived in Champaign from 1894 to 1903, during two years of which he taught school, and has now practiced Law in Champaign since February, 1911. Delbert-. Enocha Would Be a Good Judge Election Tuesday, July 28th, 1914. KWSPAPERl EWSPAPERl

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