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TIIE ARGUS, FRIDAY. MARCH 17, 1905.
" PHhd Dally, and Weekly at 1624
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character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No nuch articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Friday, March 17, 1905.
The Kan-ars legislature has ad
journed, but. says the Keokuk Cat
City, thf Standard Oil fconuiany i
still doing business at the old stand.
The Japanese won't cvdi give the
Russian soldiers a Tie pass over hat
railroad they raptured.
A crowd in Springfield, O.. tried to
lynch a white man accused of big
amy. The police wouldn't let the mob
hantr him. although it has been nearly
a year since Ohio had a lynching.
I'ope l'ius noes on as he began,
preaching and practicing the simple
life. H has been reducing display
on the one hand and salaries on the
ether. Tliis. as may be imagined, is
not quit" sat isfactory to the hosts of
persons employed about th Vatican.
Vhib thus diseouraniiii; luxury the
tonti!T ren:ains a affable and acces
sible hs ever in friends of former davs.
Th'- Itussian Kiant now on exhibition
in London tued fear no rivalry from
America since the death on the same
day this week of two noted tall men.
They were Joseph Crai of Kentucky,
who traveled with liarnum, and
Charles liaxtrom of Khinelandcr, Wis.,
a hunter and guide. Craig's stattire
was 7 feet S inches and lie weighed
4'iu pounds. liaxtrom was V, feet X
inches tall and a special coffin had
to be made that he might not lack
In the early days of newspaper ad
vertising in Ihigbind an enlightened
government hampered the national
prosperity by imposing a lxvy tax on
every business announcement in the
public prints. The repeal of thU tax
was followed by an enormous increase
in the number of newspapers and the
volume of their advertising, ami conse
quently by a marked revival of busi
ness activity. Kven in the infancy of
the jut advertising was indispensable
to commercial success.
Leslie's Weekly: A tax on posters
is suggested. Why not? What reason
exists for permitting the disfigurement,
of public streets without restraint? A
man who covers a dead wall facing on
a public street is realiy grabbing
public franchise. In Italy, Helgium
and France this fact is recognized and
billposters pay a franchise tax. T:ier'
is no finest ion of the legality of such
a lux. Municipalities have a right to
levy it. Furthermore, the courts have
repeatedly held that the taxing power
can lie exercised to the point of con
fiscation. There is no limit to it. The
posters are usually an offense to th
eye and sometimes to morals. Wher
ever they arc, in the subway or on
dead wails, they can be readily put out
of existence by the taxing method.
Tax them to death!
The Hrooklyn Kugle does not think
much of the immigrants who are
Hocking to these shores. It discusses
the work of the American Tract so
ciety done for them by "colporteurs
who are described as "converted for
eigners." and says: "There is real
need for Americans to work among
the immigrants. We leave the matter
of their spiritual salvation to the
tract society, but we would have them
taught our social customs and our
governmental restraints, for many of
them are not aware that iti a free
country it is usual to have restraints.
Kven in so simple a matter as keeping
to the right in passing through the
streets we see the g neral Kuropean
Ignorance. We would teach them out
cf their in'-oni f'-ar of water: teach
i hem unlaw fti!nes of carrying daggers
and ;is"ls: tent h them not to use the
streets as garbage receptacles, and r
especially try to mak them under
stand that work is to be hail in plenty
and is harder to find in the towns.
Incidentsl'y it would do no harm to
teach a few of thesv facts to the na
tives" I, 'tit Itrown Mn ll'hlnd ih Gun .
Little brown nvn behind great guns
ate impressing their strong p rsonality
and t'peir wonderful 'powers upon the
world with especial directness on Rus
sia" V'v. tK nations of the earth nnd
the ; li' Ufc on in amazement and
wnm'T at their c-tpaMlities.
W ; "nrise! at their readiness
for the gr;;T struggle: in the von?cr
fu initiative that gave them the com
mand of the sea: of the mobility of the
dashing Kurokf. who first rolled back
ward the divisions cf Stalkcnberg and
paved the war for the advance from
sea: we are amazed at the daring rs
.aults on Xanshan hill, on the forts
around Port Arthur, and the victories
won against the far-famed Karopatkin,
now known as the master strategist in
Once again, when the remarkable
stories of the limited mortalities as a
result of sickness and wounds were
published, the nations of the world
marveled that the "half-civilized" Jap
anese should know so well how to treat
disease and reduce to a minimum never
before reached in warfare or in times
of peace, the death ratio in disease.
Man for man. the little brown sol
diers of their beloved mikado are driv
ing the great hulking soldiers of the
czar before them, as they have rarely
br-en driven before. We have stories
of their remarkable heroism every day;
batterie-ss have no terrors for' them;
lif.- itself is held cheap in the service
of their nation; fatigue is a circum
s'ance; hunger must wait for satisfac
tion until the strategy of the command
ing generals is carried out, while in
their lexicon there is no such word as
Orear guns atid little men from Fort
Arthur, shouting, "Clear the way for
n !" And these great siege guns re
quire enormous labor to move them
from place to place; they require many
strong men to handle them in action,
and they demand cement foundations
I; fore thc-y can be brought into use.
It required a year for Kuropatkin to
conduct his "masterly retreat." It has
taken the "brownies" less than two
months to cover the greater distance,
bringing along their cannons and their
great guns from Fort Arthur. They
placed the guns in jwisition in a night,
and when they spoke, the Russians
were dnmfounded. Do you blame
Napoleon won many of his victories
through getting bis forces in the right
place by forced marches, turning up
where they were least expected. He
was a past master of the science of
mobility, and Oyarna is handling his
troops with much the same skill ex
hibited by the greatest of command
ers. The science of war holds little that
has not been acquired by the Japanese.
Their preparation for the great strug
gle gave evidence of their deep intent
to secure their revenge for the robbery
by Russia. 1 years ago, of Fort Ar
thur; their domestic financial resources
are enormous, and their bravery, loy
alty anil hardiness have won them the
sympathy of tl,e world.
An Meal Mayoralty Candidate.
In a convention representative, har
monious and thoroughly well attended
it) all respects. J. V. Cavanamrh w:i
last night named as the democratic'
candidate for mayor of Rock Island'
Th.... 1 .. 1 ' i. -i. . . . I
i ii.oi .hi. v jiiiaiign uie parry could
have made no more fitting selection.
Faithful to the party in all its strug
gles, he has never sought preferment,
being content at all tinu-s to serve,
and the nomination came to him last
evening with an unanimity of senti
ment and enthusiasm that was in the
highest sense complimentary.
In the city in which he has grown
from youth to manhood, there are few
nun bettr known, and none who
Mauds higher in the public esteem. An
ideal representative of the laboring
classes in every sense of the word, he
has always lu Id the interests of the
toilers and the cause of union labor
mar to his heart. He has been a
leader in whatever contributed to the
betterment and uplifting of the work
ingmen. Some years ago he served
his ward in the council with recog
nized acceptability. He is the kind
of a man that people of all classes
may turn to if the desire is to re
claim the city from the hands of the
chronic politician and entrust the ex
ecutive departmtnt to the keeping of!
one who will administer it honestly,
fairly and with common sense and
LICENSE QUESTION IN ALEDO
City is Agitated on Subject for First
Time in Years.
Aledo. for the first time in a long
period, is agitated over the question of
the license of saloons. Some time ago
a petition was filed with the city conn-,
oil. signed by 17" voters, asking that a
ballot be taken on the question at the
April municipal ehetion. Cnder the
statutes of the state the council must
submit the question when requested
by the right proportion of voters, but
ir is not mandatory on the board to
grant license even if a majority o
Last Sunday evtning a union meet
ing of the churches was held in the
opera house, which proved too small
for the immense attendance. Vigorous
addresses were made by the four min
isters on phases of the Mibiect. and
then I. N. Rassett. the oldest member
nf tiie Aledo bar. and a resident of
A'edo for nearly fifty years, pleaded'
with the people to stamp out. by their'
votes. a;tempts to bring a saloon in i'si
limit. He then offered a series of reso-!
hitions. which provided for a vigorous!
campaign and lection of a citizens" j
cnniTiittee to push I. I
Kindly ta!;e notice that Ely's Liquid
Crram Halm is of great benefit to
those sufferers from nasal catarrh who
cannot inhale freely through the nos, 1
but must treat themselves by spray-;
ing. Liquid Cream Ralm differs in
form, but not medicinallv from the:
Cream Ralrr. that has stood for years '
;-.t the head of remedies for catarrh. '
It may be used in any nasal atomizer. :
The price, including a spraying tube. !
is 75 cints. Sold by druggists and!
mailed by Ely Brothers, 5'J Warren !
street. New York. J
! DAILY SHORT STORY j
I HOUNDING A MAN. (
Copyright. 1905. by T. C. McClure.
After ten years" faithful service as
cashier in a department store la Faris
Gaston Le Hoy Lad been found guilt j
of embezzlement. A sum of money
amounting to about $i'tx was missing
and could not be accounted for. He
protested his Innocence, and he offered
to make the amount good from his sav
ings but the police had got hold of tut
matter and refused to let it drop. The
police of France more than anj other
eountrv hold that a ieron who 1?
cnargci vim an oneuse aamsi iu'aml the irretularltv in the other of the
law is guilty. It is not for the law tc;f.mctioE5 tfcat are pectlliar to the fex
prove Lim so. but for him to prove hiSWIlen thege are d5sturbed everything
innocence. They said to the cashier: u-rr,n?. , ,, .linmfun
"Yoti Lave had charge of the funds
in this store. A sum of money is miss
ing, and you cannot account for it. II
therefore follows that you embezzled
it. At any rate, you must prove In
court that you did not."
Neither the proprietors of the store
nor the cashier's friends believed him
guilty. There was a slip somewhere,
a mistake; some one bad seized opior
tunify to gobble on to the notes, but
the police took him away :iml contend
ed that be must prove that some onr
guilty in order to secure bis own lib
erty. The young man was sent to pris
on for a year and bis reputation ruined
forever. He did not think so when he
emerged. Strong in the consciousness
of bis innocence, he returned to I'aris
with the determination to begin anew.
The old lirm could not take him back,
Lut they gave him a recommendation,
and he si..u secured employment else
where. Within a week the nolice an-
i.eared and said to his employer:
You have a man in vour emplov who
could not prove his innocence of a
V,in must .tiseti-.rce bin. Tfouiu grow so (larii iRitl I COU1U
you do not you will be encouraging
Youti!? I.e Roy was discharged.
lie wandered out into the country
and secured employment o:i a farm.
The work was hard and the pay poor,
but he was living an honest life when
a police oMicial appeared and insisted
that he be instantly discharged. lie
was even threatened with arrest and
punishment for defying the law.
"Hhat was the end. The ex-convict
headed Cor l'aris with murder in Is!s
heart. In half an hour his mind had
been made to tutu criminal and be
come a terror to the law. On reaching
the city he made for the bauftts of
vice, ami inside of a month the police
heard from him.
i.e iay was i.e Key no longer, ne ( using two boxes that I began to be
was Jaritz. In two years he com- j;t vc ;n them Thev rhecked right
mitted fifty robberies single handed. nway tho docnne into which I was go
Then he became the leader of a band. ! fn-- m,- trnnM..w tr.,.t i.-.i
and murder was added to robbery. It
was always the police who were the
victims. In one year ten l'aris police
men were stabbed to death. No one
suspected that Jaritz was the ex
cashier under another name, and no
one could account for this singular
hatred of the police. The best de
tective talent in the country was em
ployed to hunt the man down, but he
escaped every snare laid for him. As
fast as a member of his baud was
taken he took ou another recruit. Thy
were to assist in the robberies, but
the killing was reserved for his own
Jaritz ran a career of four years,
and during that time the killing of
fifteen policemen was laid at his door.
The value of his plunder for the same
time was estimated at three-quarters
of n million dollars. Then Ue man's
logic forced him to realize that the
end could not much longer be delayed.
Half a hundred detectives were look
lug for him, and the rewards offered
for his apprehension footed up over
$:.XK). Some of his band were cer
tain to lietray him to secure this re
ward. "When he bad made up bis mind
what to do he distributed his property
among the hospitals under another
name and took a house in the line Vint
iur. It was
a tumble down house in a
street; fluid just where the
police would look to find him. There
was a first and second Moor, and en
trance could be bad to the second story
by way of a second old rookery and
the windows. ()n taking possession
of the place Jaritz sawed tho stairs lu
two and propped them up in such a
way that h could pull the j :p away
with a rope. When the s'aiis went
crashing down into the cellar whoever
was on them at the time must meet
with a terrible fall. After a week be
sent a In.y to give him away to the
police. The lad claimed to have had
his suspicion aroused and to have
watched the house for a week. He
was sure that it was Jaritz hiding
there. He toil the police of the ap
proach by the windows, and at o
o'clock in the afternoon a detachment
of forty n suddenly sir.-ior.nded the
Ten of them ru-djed into the neighb ir
ing house to force the entrance. Jaritz
j::ct them and sh..t two uud then re
treated with words of deti.uiee. The
f'ght u:'U rushed Lim back t the
a ' j'y.
r.nd down it to the l.iin'ir.g.
he stopped to burl further de
nt them, and when they crow. led
upoii ii. ii; i:;e pr in w.i
i'.n l the eight fell int the
'."le killed nnd the rest
t e.la r.
"I am Jastou !. Hoy. the etc-.
ml ex-convict '." called J.-irits
them, r.nd then l e put the
bis revolver t i bis head and
pulle j the
'iher wer a few new-prjiers in
rrntM-o that dog down and g it at the
real trtt'i of t),c fcgly and laid it
1-efoiv their reader. t.;;t tho most of
them referred to Jaritz as a bum a a
brute and rr J i --cd that be was off the
faee of the e.trth. lie was Just what
the poliee had made Lim. He was a
hounded man driven to criminal des-
on. 1L QCAD.1
THE MONTHLY TRIAL
A Woman Tells How She Has Become
Well snd Strong After Years of
Misery Due to Irregular
The fact that one woman is bright
eyed, rosy-cheeked, strong and chter-
- J f ul. while another is pale, weak and de
pressed is due more often than other
wise to the regularitv in the one case
felt all over the body; the sensations
are often terrifying.
If all women so afflicted would fol
low the example of Mrs. Davis they
would soon escape these trials. She
had a long experience of the most
wretched feelings. She tried doctor
after doctor unsuccessfully and exper
imented with numerous preparations
advertised to cure female complaints,
jand then at last she found one medi
cine of genuine merit.
'"For four years." said Mrs. Davis
'recently, "I suffered indescribable mis
ery from sick headache every month,
accompanied by fainting spells, short
ness of breath and severe pain in my
left side. There were also bearing
down pains at times so acute thai I
could nor stand up. and my heal was
full of ringing sounds. It seemed as
if everything was going to hit me in
the eyes. I was compelled to lie down
w!,h ( ,ost'd e-ves for hours to ot a
tIe r('5itf- "hen I attempted to arise
' everything would whirl around and it
scarcely see any object."
"Couldn't voir doctor help you?"
she was asked.
'"I had five doctors in all to treat
me, but I got no lasting benefit from
any one of them. Resides I used a lot
of remedies advert'sed to cure fe
male complaints. The only medicine,
however, that had the desired effect
was Dr. Williams" Pink Pills, and they
are truly a godsend to women."
"After so many disappointments it
is a wonder that yo:i had courage left
to try anything."
"My husband got them for me on
the recommendation of a friend, but
I did not have much faith in them
when I began to take them. I found
myself, however, so much better after
finally disappeared altogether."
"How long did it take to affect a
t 1. 1 -. -a i
vuer i nan used iz noxes mv
was all right. I had taken on
flesh a nI was strong and hearty. I
! I today in spirits more like a girl of j
i!. tnan a woman of my years. Of j
courspj I do not like to tell these I
ttitngs about myself, but I am glad
to spread the good news about Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills to help some oth
er poor sufferer."
Mrs. C. H. Davis' address is Car
mel. Maine. R. F. D. No. 2. Dr. Wil
liams' Pink Pills are confidently offer
ed to women for the cure of anaemia,
chlorosis, painful and irregular per
iods, and all forms of weakness. They
are sold by every druggist.
THE LARKIN-WEBER RECITAL
Program to be Presented at Library
Hall Tuesday Eveinng.
Following is the program for the re
cital to be given next Tuesday evening
at Art Library hall, Davenport, by
Miss Anna Irene Larkin. reader, of
this city, and Miss Henrietta Weber,
pianist, of New York City:
. Richard Strauss
Dance of the
A La Picn-Ainiee
Wedding March ami
Elves from "A
Music by Richard Strauss, Opu
Best Remedy fcr Constipation.
"The finest remedy for constipation
I ever used is. Chamberlain's Stomach
snd Liver Tablets," says Eli Hit
ler, of Frankville. N. Y. "Th y act
gently and without any unplea.-ant ef
fect, and leave the bowels in a ncr-
d by ail
If troubled with weak digestion,
1'flchinc: or sour stomach, use Cham
berlain's Sromach and Liver Tablets
and you will pet quick relief. For
sale by all leading druggists.
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growth, Dota pttj-Kra. mzii Bimtal. t ur
nfths f clui4r-n bttf Uni. tyn r-
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tth. bi-m-t urn(, fit siMi vtjTaiofa,
rmur hti. g r lf. f Tni . m-w . rt frm
niKtitii, foal brtli. thin, rate n, etc.
IX your cuJd h& &ay of ueae, g.re
n4 the worm will taa awmy at once.
cacdy tablet. tm AuUuj Lanuloa.
Emmple mad atlnce fnsa.
Kickixw Mtdiclif C: Ciiirtxtwiu.Otm.
cj f i--k "-'iiyi A1
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g ) .i7 XSEine Clothe Mhcr"
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That our business in new
and second-hand goods is
growing by leaps and
bounds; that we are kept
moving sit the time filling
Method of Doing
You'll find that we
make the most liberal
propositions no matter
whether ycu want to buy,
sell or trde and no mat
ter what it ic. But don't
forget to see us.
Dealer in second hand and new
goods cf eery description.
1623 Second Avenue.
New 'Pi-one, 5164.
Delightful eyes and handsome face
are eloquent commendations. Ilright
eyes are windows to a woman's heart.
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea makes
briirbt eyes. :j" cent:-;, tea or tablets.
T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
Liberal Terms o!
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This year we have gathered together a splendid aggregation of
Spring Styles in Reliable
Wearing Apparel for Men and Voraen, Boys and 7iirls
LADIES' SPRING SUITS,
LADIES' RAINCOATS, - Factory to Wearer
MILLINERY 42 Bid Stores
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Entire Priva.cy. Amounts to Suit.
Call, write or telephone us. The whole transaction
can be arranged at your own home.
We make honest loans to honest people
o Fidelity Loan Company,
Mitchell & Lynde
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p.
phone West 514. New Telephone
ORIGINALITY f DESIGNS
Next Tuesday, March 21, we will hold our
Annual Spring Opening to which wc cordially
invite you all.
11 in c-'u
In all the
Gustafson & Hayes
OOOO OOOCfOOOC OOOCOOCXXXOODO J
-5 Jot t ' $ t t t & ;!j :'
property, without removing
.Let us quote
Block, Room 38.
m. and Saturday evenings. Tele
And great beauty of coloring are
among the attractive features
Every style is represented by
something new and beautiful.
There's a charm about our
prices too. They are very rea
sonable. Complete line of
Paints and Painters' supplies,
room mouldings, glass, etc.
P. J. LEE.
1429-1431 Second Avenue.
Opposite Court House.
MEN'S SPUING SUITS.'
107 E. Second