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THE ARGUS, .THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1905.
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tion. No such articles will be printed
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Thursday, March 30, 1905.
The Arkansas new anti-trust law is
In effwt but that's not saying it's effective.
Hold-tip men in California held up
the Standard Oil messenger and rob
bed hirn of f IO.Oijo. What a pity!
hearted. The visitation of plagues,
misfortune, loss of wealth", and finally
death in his own family and in every!
houeholi in Egypt were necessary be
fore he would consent to the demands
of Moses and let the Israelites go;
from which decision he recanted only
to be drowned In the Red sea.
If the czar of Russia still thinks
that the Cod of battles is on his side.
he must be a poor observer of condi
tions. On sa and land the story has
been the same, while death has in
vaded the royal family and the official
household of the autocrat as well as
the homes of the great majority of the
people of Russia. Russia is in great
danger. Warning after warning has
fallen on deaf ears.
The moans on the widow and the
orphan commingling with the great
cry of distress from the starving and
oppressed, is going up all over Rus
sia, for peace and tranquility with the
rights of manhood.
The great Russian bear is bleeding
from a thousand wounds; its claws
are cut and its power is diminished.
Generals and admirals alike have gone
down in defeat: but still the sovereign
has refused to listen and take heed..
And then the deluge.
The odds are three to one in Chi
cago on the success of the democratic
municipal ticket headed by Judge
If the trusts and the land grabbers
ever get a virtuous streak the govern
ment conscience fund will be big
enough to fill the deficit hole in the
treasury. tf jj
Sprinkling country roads with oil is
an old trick. But Mr. Rockefeller go-s
further and wants to sprinkle money
made out of oil on all the roads leading
to kingdom come.
If you have any interest in Rock Isl
and whatever; if you want the city to
go ahead during the next two years,
instead of standing still, vote accord
ing to your conscience next Tuesday.
Possibly the best thing about the
election of Senator Warren, of Mis
souri, Is that he won t have to spend
his time in the senate studying how
to get back the iL'X.nn he spent to get
The official and social junket to Ma
nila is to be personally conducted by
Secretary Taft and paid for by the
Philippine government. Touring with
out the consent of the taxed is a new
There are more college men in the
present cabinet circle than ever before
in the history of the country. Out of
the nine men who form the board of
presidential counselors, five hold de
gr cs fronj well known seats of learn
ing , while two (it hers passed through
the preparatory courses in high grade
acj.Jemies and only accidents prevent
ed their obtaining the sheepskin. Only
two are absolutely without college
training and one or these is entirely
self-taught and never attended any
school. When the late President Mc
Kinley was inaugurated, only three out
of his eight cabinet officials were col
lege men Hay, Root ami Criggs.
Cage. Icng. Charles Kmory Smith. Wil
son and Hitchcock could write no let
ter? after their names.
Gas" Addlcka Again.
" ias" Addicks has laid the party
cut in Delaware again. The legisla
ture has adjourned without being able
to elect a senator. Addicks was in the
mix at the finish, which has come to
mean that nothing was accomplished.
The congressional directory says
that Delaware lias two senators, or
did have. Those of us who live a
thousand miles away do not under
stand just how it was accomplished,
for we have been reading during the
last tight years that Addicks gets in
the way and keps the republicans
from electing anybody, and the demo
crats have not half enough votes to
do It. There is a general notion that
Delaware is compelled to get along
without senators, all because of Ad
dicks, and there is a general admis
eion that the offense merits the pun
ishment. Rut the state has had two
senators, and we would like to know
how Addicks works that.
By the way, it may be mentioned
that "Gas" Addicks is a standing ht
gument in favor of the people electing
United States senators. The chances
are that if the people of even ivia
ware had a direct vote in this matter
men of Addicks' stripe would cease to
The Italian Troubadours, a Chica
go organization, gave their entertain
ment last evening at Industrial hall. un
der the auspices of Camp 15-Vi. M. W.
A. There was an audience of '2W, and
at the conclusion of the program danc
ing was indulged in until a late hour.
Kniily Iuise Murray, the reader of
the company, made a decided iiit.
Kach of her numbers was heartily ap
plauded. All of the numbers of the
Troubadours are artists, and their
program was one of unusual excell
ence. The company is eomiosed of
Emily Iuise Murray, reader; Mich-aeic-
Briglia, first violin; Antonio Riz
zo. second violin; Nichol Briglia, flu
tist; Michaele Varallo. harpist.
The program was as follows:
Overture, "Tancred Overture". .Rossin
Harp solo "Annie Laurie-' (Varia
tions) Balsir Cha'.terton
George Bizet's Opera
Popular Airs Selec ted
Reading, (.-elections Irom popu
KipliiiK. Field, Riley, Dunbar
Violin solo Selected
Selection, "The Kankee Consul.".
Alfred G. Robyn
The members of Rock Island com
manded. No. 18, last evening enjoyed
one of their parties at Masonic temple.
Ogden's orchestra furnished the mu
sic, and dancing was the order of the
evening until a late hour. Refresh
ments were serveu miring the evening.
The annual inspection of the eommand
ery is to be held April 1, and will be
conducted by Grand Junior Warden
John 1). Clev.i?r.J, of Englewood. One
degree of the order will be conferred
in the afternoon, and the business meet
ing, inspection and work of the degree
will be continued in the evening. A
luncheon is to be served at (1:30 for
those who attend the afternoon session
ami wish to remain for the evening cer
emonies. Following the work in the
evening an elaborate banquet is to be
served. The members of the com
niamlery have been making prepara
tion for the inspection for several
weeks, and expect to make a very good
showing before the inspecting officer.
The C. C. C a club conipsed of stu
dents at Brown's Business college gave
a dancing party, the first in a series,
at Krell & Math hall, last evening.
Twenty couples attended.
The West End Athletic club has
issued invitations for its first ball to
be given at Industrial home tomorrow
evening. Music will be by Bleuer's
MINERS IN HARMONY
F. M. Guthrie, of Viola, Reelected
President by a Large
The most harmonious convention of
the miners of the Peoria district ever
held closed last night at Peoria, after
a two days' session.
President F. M. Guthrie, who was
reelected to succeed himself by the
larfest majority ever rolled up for
that office, said that a more peaceful
session never was held. No matters
of vital importance were transacted,
but several minor changes were taken
up and the constitution amended to fa
cilitate smoother working of some of
the departments of the association.
The rejiorts of the officers of the
association indicate that the order Is
in good condition. Several new mines
have been operated and membership
Las shown a marked increase.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year:
President F. M. Guthrie, Viola.
Vice President William Spenney,
Secretary-Treasurer S. J. Young.
Executive board James Smith,
Gilchrist; Dan Brown, Farmington;
John Hunter. Viola.
Auditors Richard Pears. Sherrard;
John Atkinson, Cuba; William Shields,
MAY BE AN ADVANCE
IN PRICE OF LUMBER
Northwestern Lumber Dealers' Asso
ciation Holds Annual
The annual meeting of the North
western Retail Lumber Dealers' asso
ciation was held last evening and thi
mornine at the Harper house. The
sessions of the convention were at
tended by 20 members of the north
western section of the state. At the
session last evening an address was
made by George V. Hotchkiss, secre
tary of the state association. Many
matters of a routine nature were dis
losed of at this mornings session
I- is understood that advances in re
tail prices are favored, and some ac
tion will be taken along that line a
And Then the Delng.
uinois Bookings. ''
March 15 "Peck's Bad Boy."
March 30 "The Tenderfoot."
April 2 For Her Sake.
April 2 New Railroad Jack.
April 4 "Yankee Consul."
April ". 0 and T "Egypta."
April S Mildred Holland.
April y Fabto-Romanio.
April 10 and week Jack Bessey
April 22--x':z Itighness the Bey
Durelv American. The scene is laid in
southwest Texas, and the people are
Mexicans. Indians, cavalry rangers
senoritas, cowboys, cowgirls and their
The Return of Miss Holland.
Miss Holland, in her latest success
"The Triumph of An Empress." is lo
play a return engagement April 8. The
first act of the play presents Princess
fatherine with her companion and
confidant. Countess Ixiuise Dashkoff
Catherine is visited by the Countess
Vorontzoff, accompanied by Count
Branitsky. They bring information
that Empress Elizabeth has decreed
the immediate marriage of Catherine
to the Grand Duke Peter, and of his
imminent coming to present himself
Catherine declares she will wed no
man unless actuated by love. How
ever. uin the meeting of Catherine
and Peter they at once fall in love with
each other, but at the same time Pe
ter's aide-de-camp. Lieut. Potemkin
funds himself enamored of his future
sovereign. The second act treats of
the betrothal of Catherine and Peter
Through the intrigues of Countess Vo
rontzof. Branitsky attempts Cather
ine's life, but is killed by her in a com
bat with swords. The third act dis
closes a brilliant fete given at Peterhof
palace by Catherine, now empress of
Russia and mother of Paul. The cm
peror has become infatuated with
Countess Vorontzof, w hom he has crea
ted a princess. The fourth act, a week
later, finds Catherine in the throne
noni of the Kremlin at Moscow, hav
ing arrived incognito. The Princess
Vorontzof and other conspirators are
admitted to the throne room of the
palace by Count Orlof, governor of the
1 Kremlin. Catherine imiersonates the
I wax figure representing herself, which
always occupies the imperial throne
She remains rigidly seated until her
honor and the legitimacy of her child
is placed in jeopardy by the conspira
tors. No longer able to contain her
self, she denounces her calumniators
at the same time frustrating their plot
against the throne. In the fifth and
last act of the play Catherineand Peter
now reunite.!, are found in the royal
bed chamber, rejoicing over the safety
of their son Paul. The emperor leaves
the fare of the Princes Vorontzof en
tirely in the hands of the empress
Catherine shows her nobility of char
acter by practically pardoning the prin
Russia snouid seek peace and at company.
once, me evident aesire cm ir.e part
of the czar to continue the struggle
against the demands of his peopie and
the urgent efforts of humanity to bring
April 24 and week Guy Hickman thl1 fS"lnif her greatness of
ing Henry Norman. Edmund Stanley.
about the ending of the awful carnage. Charles A. Morgan. William Rock. Hel-
mind. ar.d illustrating, by the mercv
extended, a well-known trait of her
Carte and Comoanv Tonioht. i WPn,l"ful personality
With a company of T5 artists, includ-
Sealed proposals for the priviieres
recall thestubbornnessof that war Wrf' . v-' - v,., t . "lr "aseoaii pane for
nf tha mrii hthii,.! ,i.. Ph..Kl.......... ' , Ine 9 ason r be received by
-' .Mcrtenzie ana .Minerva 1 ounney, i w ziin- .v, n, . .
br name. The oppression of the chil- bi,i,,i m .. v., ., r,K xTon 2l the "'J"" ciSr store.
dron 1 Israel was not worse man that
under which the peasantry of Russia
constantly suffers, and from which
they can only rise through education passing note, for ir marks a new era in
and a more liberal form of govern- musical plays. There is no comedv
tncnt. Moreover, they demand peace, monarch, no romantic prince or prin !
that their orotners. tneir latners and .cess, no imaginary domain, nor anv of
mosti Until April 5. 1!".r. saM nriviW.,
r-tfirit nnwrafln rmA1 v cttrr,cc -Ti . . 1 tt
iniuruwt, ii nit? iium. wjairt? mis baseball c'u)
rruiu8. i iii i fin rnn ui mure laan i -wt anr oM
reserves the right to re-
'I. SEXTON. President.
their husbands may return to take up
the burdens of life with them and not
be slaughtered Ln the "i.port of kings."
Pharaoh was stiff-necked and hard-
Dam Out at Jefferson, Wis.
Jefferson. Vis March 30. The
the hackneyed incidents which have chutes of the dam in the Rock river
teen used by librettists from time im-jhere have gone out. Hundreds of
memorial as foundations for their .acres of land in the vicinity to the
books. On the contrary, the subject Is 'south and east are flooded.
DAILY SHORT STORV j
A QUEER CAPTURE. ?
Copyright. l"'-. by T. C. ilcClure ?
In the year 1SS4 the British s-.rvey
steamer Comet left Bombay to resur
vey the MnMIve Isl.imN.
The Comet had shipied teu new men
before starting out. nil half castes and,
as appeared later on. members of a
secret band that bad sworn vengeance
on anything British. These men mu
tinied and, having gut possession of
the brig, ran her into Shark bay. ou
the northernmost island. The captain
and other officers were set anoat on a
raft, unprovided with sail, water or
provisions, and no doubt they perished
In the storm that swept over the wa
ters next day.
The lender of the half c;tstes was a
man known as Doudra. He was a
sailor by occupation and probably as
great a ruffian as could le found in all
India. When a start was made from
Shark harlor a course was laid fjr
Ceylon, and during a voyage lasting
four weeks the Comet captured seven,
coasting vessels. In each and every
case the crews were put to death, the
cargoes transshipped and the craft
It was piracy after the old style, ex
cept that the brig did not dare at
tack larger vessels. Her acts flually
reached the ears of the authorities, u;id
tnen-of-war started from Bombay and
Calcutta to overhaul her.
After sailing part of the way up the
coast of Ceylon the Comet put about,
and she was halfway back to her har
bor of refuge when the Serpent (man-of-war;
sighted her. It was during a
heavy gale, and nothing could be done
but chase. It was three days before
the Serpent fired a gun. Just as even
ing was coining on on the third day
and after the mutineers had refused to
surrender she crept up ami fired a
broadside iuto the brig and sent her
to the bottoul. It was supposed at
the time that everybody aboard .was
drowned, but two months later news
reached Bombay that Dondra and four
other half castes had got away in a
boat and reached tin island at the
mouth of the gulf of Mannar. A gun
boat was sent down to make an in
vestigation and a reward of J,mmj
offered for the five men.
In the mouth of September of the
year mentioned the bark Southland,
bound from Liverpool to Bombay, was
making her way up the Malabar coast
under light breezes. One night iu the
middle watch it fell a dead calm, and
this state of weather continued all
next day and night. At midnight on
the second night the officer of the deck
heard faint shouting and singing to
the east, and as no vessel had been
sighted Iu that direction lie wns mys
tified. As the noises continued the
mate awoke the captain, and it was
finally decided that there were nieu
afloat lu a small boat a mile or so
away. We burned a flare to guide
them and heard shouts in reply, but
It was two hours before a yawl crept
up to us out of the darkness. The lit
tie craft contained live half caste Hiu
doos, and they were suffering terribly
for the want of food and water. There
was but one our and no sail. .
The story told by the men. all of
whom spoke English fairly well, was
that they were part of the crew of a
coaster mimed the Emerald and while
she was making her way up the gulf
of Mannar she had leu struck by
snuall and turned turtle. They bad
clung to her bottom for several hours
but had finally managed to loosen the
boat and drift out to sea. They claim
ed to have lieen afloat for three days
We had no room to stow their boat
and it was cast adrift, but not before
we had seen that her name bad been
When quest ioned separately the sto
ries of the men did not agree, but as
we hud heard nothing about the pirates
we could not make out what the fel
lows had leeu up to. Their leader was
an Impudent swaggerer, who would
not promise to do any work in return
for his passage to Bombay, and he had
not been aboard two days when the
captain ordered blni Into Irons. This
action soliered him up. and presently
be was as humble as you please and
begging for bis release. When restored
to lltierty be wns zealous in his duty
and all suspicions on our part would
have been lulled but for a discovery
made by one of the apprentices who
understixKl the Hindoo language.
Thinking themselves alone In the
forecastle one afternoon, the strangers
plotted to take the ship, and the lad
overheard every word and carried the
news to the captain. He passed word
to the crew, ami of a sudden the Hin
doos were fallen uion and made pris
Not three hours later the gunboat
from Bombay boarded us to give us the
news about the pirate and ask that we
ke' our eyes open for them. Great
was the surprise of her commander to
find that we had prisoners aboard who
answered to Um description of those he
The Hindoos saw that the game was
up. and one of them made a confession.
Their leader was Dondra himself, and
they had been hiding on an Island In
the guif. Learning that their where
abouts was known, they had pnt off to
sea In a panic and In a boat stolen from
another vessel. Two of their number
bad been stabbed to death during a
quarrel and their bodies thrown over
board. The five survivors Intended to
fall upon onr crew of eleven men and
murder us all.
Of course the men were surrendered
to the gunboat, and upon being taken
to Bombay proof sufficient to haag
them was easily obtained, and within
three months of their boarding us In
midocean they were dangling at the
ends of hangman's ropes. We had done
little or nothing to bring about thHr
capture, bat the government of India
paid ui the reward and added Its
trunki to the pimej. H. quAXV
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Also a large line of Bicycle Tires
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