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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY IS. 100.-5.
PvVlished Daily and "Weekly at 1624
Becokd avenue. Kock Island. I1L En
tered at the postoffice a second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS . Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly. $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. "No -jh articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Hock Island county.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 1905.
It has fxen at leat two wt-f-ks since
ve heard anything about the . h
A $17,0m0,oih butter trust has b--n
forintl in New Jersoy. The law may
boon have a butter nut to crack.
Some people believe that Slate's
Attorney Match, of Sangamon county,
has an opportunity iu become the Folk
Kveii the farmers are buying wheat.
They are paying more for ir. than, they
receivo for tiieir own crops, pins the'
freight bad;. "'
A Lisbon l Ohio) woman called her
husband n "numkey." He sued Iier
for divorce, failed to get it, and now
admits the charge.
The Ciirarmakers Intetnatioiial un
ion ha decided to conilncl ji vigorous
warfare on the white plague, known
as tuberculosis. The cigarmakers
misiit also inaugurate a campaign
against the white plague known as the
Spiakin:; of the fact that Oreuoti ha;
four representatives in congress, two
Kenaiors ami two members of the
house, and (hat three of in-m are un
der indictment for land frauds, t li-
UloomiiiKtoii i'antaL'.rapli says "twenty
five per cent of the delegation may
escape the penitentiary at any rate."
The Duty of the State.
. J i? ii . Jo. l .).), a bill was introduced
hi the Illinois senate by Senator Niels'
J u ul, of Cook county, for an act to 1
an.eud tie M.itute iu regard to rape by j
laising the age of consent trom It i
years to is years. The present stat-
ute. which has he, u in force sine
"7, n a
is i.ll-nv:;, tae figures andlr rl,)M''1 mills Is assured by
words in br.ickt is indicating the pro
posed ainemimt nts:
"tt:ipe is the i iiin.il kllowh i.'ge. of i
female, forcibly and against her will,
livery male person of the age of
vears and iiiiwanl who slutll h:ve t-.-ir-
nal knowledge of anv female t.eiso,, !
under the age
not his wifet.
of M (is, years, (and I " "s nw " " wm u'avo sUme -either
wi,i, ..r i ),.. i "'filed to accomplish its purpose. The
lit r consent, shall be adjudged to be I
guilty of the crime of rape; provided i
that every male person of the age of I
14 and upward who shall have carnal I
knowledge of a female forcibly and '
against hi r will shall be guilty of the
crime of rape. Kvt ry person convict
ed of the crime of rape shall be impris
oned in the penitentiary for a term of
not less than one year and may extend i
The organized club women of Illi
nois are responsible for the introduc
tion of this bill. As appears from the
foregoing statute the Illinois law is de
signed to protect the chastity of a girl
up to the time she arrives at the a.
of 11 years. Fourteen years is term
ed the "age of consent." because the
law. strange as it mav seem, consider.
her .at that age to be
suftii ientiy ma-
ture to know her own mind and to be
able t.i consent to her own ruin.
Should she cons nt. her seducer can
i.ot be punished criminally. Should
she fail t; resist to the limit f her
physical powers the law presumes her
consent. In this connection it is to !
no'.ed that the attitude of the Illinois
law as to women under legal age i
inconsistt nt in the extreme. No wom
an can bg;;!'y give !) r consent u
marriage until she is is years of ;ig
how then can she be justly held to b
able to give const nt to her ruin? l"n
tii a woman is IS years of age th .
law protects her property should r '
K r chastity be of quire as much value
in the eye of the law as her property
The preponderance of the i !;i;glr-
-tied sen'iment of the nation ha.- pro
nounced 14 yiars too low to be fixed
by the law as the age of consent. In
'.U of the spates and ti rritor.es. the a.
is higher than ir is in Illinois. In 1 .
commonwealths the asre is IS years; in
one it is IT years; in 17 it is i; years,
and In two it is 1U years. Only nine
Including Illinois, fix it a 14 years.
Nearly three-fourths of the- nai.:i
therefore i- in advance of Illinois ia
Its legal protection of girls.
The conditions obtaining i:i li'in T -Hr
pot in any way peculiar to
Like New York an ! Misso ir:
it has one lar.ee cosmopolitan oityj
and r"" " iral jopu.iiion. tet b-.h
New Yotk and Miss-onM fix tbc age t.
1. Pennsylvania, with Philadelphia,
and Massachusetts. nh lioton. bo'!
x the ae at Hi year. Thus no cau.ee
exista Iz Ttlinois to make the retention
14 years necessary or even advis-f
That the Illinois law does lament
ably fail to protect the pirls has beta
established Ly the work of several
committees through authoritative sta
tistics. The conditions shown are
aiarmine. Without going into speci
fic cases it may be stated as a sample
of these conditions that of the 113
girls now in th Chicago Erring Wom
an's Refuse all but 1?. are under IS
years of age, and 14 are under H
years of ago. Of the girls receiv
ed at this institution in the last five
years -iii or nearly four-fifths were
under 1 years of age, 234 were be
tween 10 and IS years of age, and 191
were under 10 years. The records of
the state training school for girls at
Geneva show conditions unfit for pub
lication. Suffice it to say that the
board of managers states that of the
S4 girls received in the last 1 years
only five had escaptd defilement at the
hands of men.
The duty of the state in this in
stance gix s without saying. 1: is so
p'.ain that the slightest K virion of se-i-tiimist
would seem h3rd to be expect
ed. Any law or s'atu'e that will saf.2
buard the virtue of girls and youn?
women at any and ali ages and at the
.-a:ne time strengthen the instruments
of justice in bringing to proper pun
ishment the brutes in human form
who cause their ruin should be upheld
to the utmost. Any provision there
fore thut will place the crime where it
properly belongs and increase the re
sponsibility for it is manifestly deserv
ir.ir of the support of all right mind
KinH and the Standard Oil.
The Standard Oil company wants
legislation from the legislature of
Kansas that will serve to give it a mo
ropoiy of the oil carrying business of
the state. The proposition of the oc
topus appears in no such language, of
course, but Kansaua have the faculty
of observation well developed, knowl
edge of the Standard has taught them
to be suspicious of it. and they are
certain that once the Standard is
granted what it seeks the oil produc
ers will be at its mercy.
The legislature is happily owned by
the people and is consequently opposed
to granting what the corporation asks.
All other methods having failed of ac
complishing the desired results, the
Standard lias shut down refineries in
various parts of the state and now
takes only S."im gallons of oil daily,
whereas it formerly took many times
that number. I5y thus crippling the
industry of the state the Standard
doubtless hopes to force its enemies
to withdraw their pressure on the leg
islature and permit the passage of the
bills it has caused U be introduced.
Willi the demand for their output
thus cut short, the producers of Kan
sas will stiller great loss. The Stand
ard will lie able to buy the crude oil
practically at its own figures and mil
lions of barrels of oil will be wasted
after tin- storage capacity 1ms been ex
hausted. That the Standard will ad-
hvie to its resolve not to reopen any
(record. It lias begun the employment
! of just such methods in Kansas as were
j successful in crushing the producers
j in t he east.
j It will cajole, bribe- ntiu hit imidate to
gain its point; it will destroy. burn ami
wr,H'H '''fineries erected in opposition
measure or its success will be deter
mined by the strength of the opposi
tion: if the producers of Kansas stand
together as a man. refine and market
ttieir own oil. they may gain the
I to live in competition with the Siand-
janl. Hut we are not h ful that there
I will be ' perfect uni'y among them,
j There ae been producers' unions in
i numerable organized to fiirbr Hie
Standard and it has triumphed over
every one of (hem because it found
the strongest nun often the weakes'
-s its own ip-
! Republican politicians are in a strait
J between two dilemmas. They are anx
jious to keep the good will of the ad-
n.imst rat ion and m the same time
! curry favor with the s-enate.
j It is somewhat arousing to watch
jthem trying to keep step with the
powers that be. going in different di
Japan Not so Small.
Although the te. .,w ,i. .u .
- e-? uiai llitj
Japanese archipelago is very small it
surprise most people to iearn that
larger than Kngland and has six
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V1 s-'"-i lira ,i re-
.... ....... ,,us ic coses in tlos-
tett-r's- Stomach bitters, especially j
wr.en I .... s-omach is weak, the liver,
and kidneys inactive or the system run
'own. it is nature's own remedy forj
the many ailments of mankind an li
never fails to cure loss of appetite, !
belching, bloating, headache, insomnia.
gener.i! debility, costiveness. flatti-.
hr.cy. indigestion, dyspepsia, chilTs,
colds . r la grippe. Therefore we urge
a trial at or.ee. The genuine is fori
by all druggists and has our pri-
,mp over the neck of the bottle.
Rheumatism Cured in a Day.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It re
moves at or.ce the cause and the dis
ease immediately d:s.n.r. .ir Th..
first bse grtatly benefits. T'c and
ft. So'd by otto (Jrotjan. lieu Sec
ond avtuue. Rock Iblaad; Gtiitavo
Rihhg! z Sou, 22 Ve,t Second
l DAILY SHORT STORY
FARRAR, THE WAIF.
Copyright. iX, by Richard B. Shelton.
Farrar Lad never before numbered
philanthropy among his sins, bat since
Miss Curtis had taken charge of the
Fresh Air Fund home in the little Til
lage where he spent bis summers Far
rar Lad evinced a decided interest in
Heretofore he Lad labeled children
of the fresh air fund variety and oth
erwiseas unmitigated little nuisances
whose chief aim in life was to annoy
their elders and bring ieople's hearts
into their mouths by fulling into the
river or crossing the street in front of
n spet-ding aiitoinubiie.
lie" bad even complained to the town
authorities before Miss Curtis took
charge, of course of the noise ereatitl
by the fifty or more youngsters who
resiibil a few doors below his place,
and be bad suggested that the home
be removed to the woods outside the
Hut. with the advent of Mis Curtis.
Farrar's attitude underwent a sudden
cud "thorough change. From the mo
ment he la ill eyes on her young, oar
mst fa e and looked Into her clear
gray eyes all this was at the post
office while he was apologizing for
bumping uneeremonieusly against her
Farrar thanked Lis stars that the
town authorities had riot listened to
his suggestions concern' rig the re
moval of the home.
It was beeattse of Miss Curtis that
the youngsters of the home held fre
ijiient Mid boisterous picnics in Far
rar's pine grove: it was because of her
nial they often rode a dozen at a time
- In his e.uto'.noi.ile and picked his
gooseberries and c-nrrnnts unmolested.
Certain it was that the fre?h air
colony ruled Farrar. who explained bis
change of heart by stating that be had
discovered that they were interesting
little brutes." It is extremely doubtful,
however, if this interest iu itself wo;M
have been sufficient to induce him to
drive his automobile to the village post
office with a dozen unkempt urchins
clinging precariously to the mid
guaids. His interest in "the little
brutes" was aided and abetted by a
frank smile from a pair of clear gray
eyes that greeted him when he re
turinil his screeching loud to the Lome.
Instead of cursing the noisy brood
at the home he smiled Indulgently at
their vocal exertions, for that noise
was intimately connected with Miss
Curtis, and Miss Curtis, all tiiicon
sciousiv on her part, had entered into
the pl.lU- in Farrar's dreams reserved
for the one woman in the world.
Farrar walked down the street to
ward the Lome in the red glow of an
August evening, a huge basket of cur
rants in one hand and a bundle of cast
off but Still useful clothing (begged
personally from young matrons of his
acquaintancei in the other. I'.ehiiid
him strode his solemn faced gardener
similarly aceoutered andevidently of the
opiniou that the boss was out of his
On the veranda of the Lome Farrar
dismissed the gardener and. entering
the house, found Miss Curtis in her
cool little office.
"I've foraged more or less success
fully for the clothes you wanted for
your charges." he said, depositing his
load, "and I brought you all the cur
rants that are ripe. You can use them,
"You're mure than kind," she said
gratefnily. "Ton Lave given me the
first ray of light in a long, wearing
day. Sometimes I think they're very
ungrateful little beasts, and I'm almost
tempted to give up this work."
"lo," he said eagerly.
She smiled wearily.
"If it wasn't for the question of
bread and butter involved"
"Try something else," Farrar Inter
rupted. "I'm certainly open to suggestions,"
she said, with a sigh.
"Well," said he. "I know a place
you're admirably adapted to. I know a
waif that has some sterling qualities
and many faults. I'd like to s-e him
tinder proper care. If the faults were
corrected and the sterling qualities de
veloped, I think he might make quite a
man. I wish you'd take him and exper
iment with him."
"Aed starve In the meantime?" she
"Oh. no." be said. "The waif is not
like these here. lie has plenty of mon
ey in trust Tor him. and a part of it
could l-e set uside for his education.
What l.e needs is a personal interest
taken In him. He's a friendless sort of
's whv I call him
"Tell me mere about this.'
W! it could I Ho for him?"
"Vio could make a man of him. I'm
convince.!, be sr.M.
are hjs relatives?" she asked.
n I hope." said he.
"Po-r i ha.o
" ?-s ,, .jy
-And vou ,'hink I could get a position
as s rt of gorerness to Limr
"X..." be s.-.id flatlv; "I don't."
She Iir'ic.1 ber brows.
"I think y..i could make a man of
him ss-his wife." said Le.
She looked r.t him in amazement.
Then she r. ;.Ti-e.l that liN eyes sourht
Lers eaeerly and that his hand, lying
ca her i'.e--k. trembled.
"He's a lazy, rascal waif." said he
haltingly, "but with some one to care
for him l.e r.,ieht ! different."
Miss Curtis roe. The gray eyes seem
ed loekinsr !eyond him and into the fu
ture. And evidently that future was
satisfactory, f i r she laid ber hand gen
tly en Ids shoulder and smile,!.
""Hear, lonesome waifl" she said.
And Irf-caso ef all this the fresh air
fund home is yearly supplied with frail
from the Farrar place, and the fresb
air fund children who come, a new lot
each year. ay as much with Farrar
nd hi wife as at the home.
RirHARD B PITKLTOX.
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wm B ! i
IS distin?ui.-.lie.I frnmaHoAcrctirl i
its lull flavor, delicious quality and
CAL.1 1- OKrNIA.
I have used anJ prescribed SUN
BRIGHTS CALIFORNIA BABY
FOOD with much satisfaction and
consider it one of the best, if not the
t-( best food preparation on the market.
. It did me especially cod service in
one case of Cholera Infantum, and in
3 : Tjphoid Fever I found it invaluable.
U 1 . IV... .Nary. i li.. Sin joc.
50c, 75c, $1.25, $3.00
U rite o for Ft- i't irj "Vrr V. P'vrk
o SUNBRIOIirS CAllfORNI
f rvou f 0 . 1 - -r',- it
Select Orchestra for all
V. nl. Bleuer, violin;
Frank llopio, clarionet;
Elizabeth Dowlby, pi
ano; Frank Ukuer, cor
net; Luke Hemenway,
Benj. Dleuw, Mgr.,
M9 Sevrntecnth Sr.,
Rock Island, 1:1.
New jilioiie C.'Jli; old,
Charles E. Hodgson,
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Office Room 3. Buford
as tow as consistent with
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SMALL MONEY BUYS A
LARGE PILE OF GROCERIES, j
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Small inert Plrktiw. in:ir
: coin Iirxt TtimntorM
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LOTS OF OTHER BARGAINS.
PRICES CUT IN TWO.
N. P. F. NELSON,
jij 2025 4th Ave. New phor.e 6137.
Thzt our business in new O
and second-hand goods is B
growing by leaps and q
bounds; that we are kept 5
moving all the time filling
Meiho t of Ooing
Vdl'II fin-t that uu.
'"rke f-.e r-.ot Iibcr.il CJ
pro;:o;ii.'o."c r. j matter
whctl.cr c;i .:it to buy,
sell cr frrdc ,-"d t-.o m;t
Icr v:uit i. ir. Rut don't
fsr.-ct to c?c us.
1 a m s o n
Dealer in fccor.d lt-nd and new
fi cooc's cf every cl;r.c.-iption.
1C23 Cecond Avenue.
New 'Phone, 5134.
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S25 Sviits Now
S20 Sviits Now S12.95,
SIS Sviils Now S11.85.
8 $15 Suits Now
$13.50 Suits Now SS.75,
$12 Sviits Now $7.50.
This is all strictly high
made vip for fine trade
only. Now on sale at
) ooot-cxx?kxxxgcoo" .z .ooooc
To be given
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To some one of our customers, Saturday Eve. April 1st
Why not You ?
ltMi fr-A lsl
By calling at our store
April 1 st, we will gladly
may procure it.
Wc arc showing 25 different stvles of Hawkeve
li Kitchen Cabinets in stock
Ij $4.50 up.
Furniture & Carpet Company
COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS
324-328 Brady St.
IF YOU NEED ANY MONEY RIGHT QUICK
Ycu'H tiud it !it-r:. V.'u alj ba ve Krtt bargain 3 la Watches, Diamonds.
Jewelry, Mijflcal In-)truiii;Lits, Hujt Cubes, Trunks, Clvtbiut and unro
d'Jtiue l fe'oodb of all Limls. If yo i arc lotdng for Largaias, call on. us.
SIEGEL'S LOAN OFFICE. Old phone, W. S16, four ring.
anytime between now and
explain to you how you
ranging in price from
Davenport, Iowa j
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