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THE 'ARGUS, FRIDAY, APRIL 21. 100.1.
PvtUahed Dally and Weekly at 1CZ4
ecoad avenue. Rock Island, III. En
tered at the postofflce aa aecond-clasa
y THE J. W. fOTTER 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 such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Friday, April 21, 1905.
The Standard Oil burned the books,
the beef trust packed them. The dif
ference f.eenis in a fair way to count.
Which would you rather be. the wild
man of IJorneo or a sailor in the fleet
that the wild man recently saw pass
John Paul Jones was a great admir
al in bis day. yet he escaped the fate
of beiu given a house by his country
men. Wisconsin proposes a tax on
bachelors, but wnat about the girl who
refuses to marry a bachelor when he
Peru IK jealous of the way Vene
zuela is monopolizing the world's at
tention, therefore if hopes to start a
war of It- own.
Can it be possible that Kojest vensky
Is running away from Togo, but is try
ing to make the world believe that he
is running after the Jap?
John Wirt Randall of Annapolis. Md..
a descendant of William Wirt, has in
his possession the original letter writ
ten by Thomas Jefferson offering to
the distinguished Maryland lawyer the
position of president of the I'niversity
With the possible exception of the
(-rand Duchess Constantine, the wid
owed (Irani! Duchess Sergius is said to
be the most beautiful woman of the
Russian royal family, and some people
consider she is the best looking of
Queen Victoria" descendants.
. One night Sir Henry Irving, on get
ting into a t ab, gave the driver a tine
Havana cigar. Hy the time the end of
the journey was reached the cabby
whs putting on airs. His hat was on
one si i". and. silting bolt upright, "ne
was ninking with keen enjoyment an
enjoyment that rejoiced the heart of
the actor, who toid him he was glad
he liked the cigar. "Yes, I do. I nev
er dreamed of such tobacco." There
upon Irving gave the jehu another
cigar f the same brand, with the in
junction to smoke it after supper. "No.
sir. I won't, for the very smell of such
a cigar as this in my house would
make he landlord double my rent."
Reports trom Seattle. Wash., state
that this spring is the earliest in the
history of the Klondike gold district
The winter has been one of the warm
est since the settlement of the coun
try and a great deal of work has al
ready been done. Speculation is ri fe
us to the probable yield from the Klon
dike Held this year, on account of so
many miners having left and gone to
the new Tanama field in Alaska. The
Klondike, of course, is in Yukon terri
tory, under British rule, which seems
conceded to be much more efficient
in maintaining law and order and in
the conduct of the land office than is
the rule of the I'nited States in the
Vindicating John D.
The geueral attorney of the Stan
dard Oil company has prepared a de
fense for Pious John D. Rockefeller in
which he declares that the latter's
money is all pure as the driven snow
and may be accepted with impunity by
any church. This defender of the oil
magnate drifts into the realm of comic
opera when he expresses the joy of
Mr. Rockefeller over the fact that the
system of railway rebates has been
exposed and is going to be abolished.
It is indeed the noblest and most
beautiful example we have had since
aatan came out etainsi sin.
The Boy and the, Cigaret.
We read almost daily of men and
women dying at advanced age after
having ii.-ed tobacco all their lives. Rut
they didn't smke modern cigarets in
tteir youth. It cant be denied that
hundreds of well, hearty, gcxvl men
live to a ripe age and smoke. But no
Imy can smoke cigarets or cigars while
he is developing and not be injure'
mentally, morally and physically. The
sensible and effective method for a
parent to pursue with a boy is to be
gin when he is first able to reason and
understand and talk quietly with him
in recti d to the silliness of boys who
smoke, t i r:cak of it as an evidence
of weakness and lack of real manhood. ,
to t'H anecdotes of the disastrous phy-'
fcleal results and praise the manliness
and pride of the boys who show their!
superior intelligence by resUting such
temptations to be foolish, and to speak
of the habit -as silly and suicidal rath
er than immoral and wicked.
So many children, grown as well as
small, enjoy the idea of being regard
ed as hard cases. The truth is. the
wickest people on earth are merely
the most fuolish ones. Many men are
handicapped when talking to their
sons about smoking by the fact that
they like a good cigar themselves. Of
course the extremist says immediately.
"Ijet th-? father give up his pernicious
habit and be an example for his son."
It is this extreme method which blocks
many a reform.
A Cleveland paper tells of one of
the best men living, who illustrates
the Golden Rule daily in his home and
busings life, synokes good cigars.
When his young nephew was found
with a cigaret the man said: "I want
you to give up that habit, my boy."
The ooy replied: "But you smoke."
"Yes," responded the man. "and yon
may if you warn to after you reach 21.
You ar- 10 now. and not at all robust.
You cannot grow and smoke at the
same tme. In some way nature will
be thwarted. Wait until you are 21
and then I will present you with a gift
worth your waiting for. If at that
time u still desire to smoke I will
buy yo i a box of cigars.
The boy was impressed by this mod
erale manner of reasoning and made
the agreement, which he kept. He has
passed his 21st year and smokes
scarcely three cigars a week. Many
weli-meaning people will assail violent
lv this suggestion and declare that
there should be no compromise made
with vice. These well-meaning peo
ple would succeed in breaking one
hoy of the cigaret habit, where such
methods as the uncle used would make
a score of trustworthy converts.
If all the lads of the land could bt
carried over until 21 years of age with
out coutracting the cigaret habit, the
promise of a box of cigars at that age
would le well given.
Oontiriu d from l'age One.)
s:ans are still at Kamranh bay. al
though they were reported to be tfiere
vesterdr.v. It is well understood, of
course, that Saigon dispatches assert
ing that the Russian fleet Is still at
Kamranh bay may easily be mislead
ing and that while a fleet of empty
colliers and supply boats may remain
in or t:e;ir Kamranh. Kojest vensky's
lighting ships may be far away.
It is lecognized. too, that the Paris
statement that the Russian fleet left
Kamranh bay last Sunday may be only
a French way of stating that the Rus
sian ships simply moved outside the
three mile limit and that they are still
near ho harbor.
I'rrrnlrl at WnnhlnKton.
Washington. April 21. The Japa
nese charge d'affaires here has pre
sented to Secretary Taft a copy of the
note presented by the Japanese Minis
ter, in Paris yesterday to the French
foreign office in relation to the observ
ance of neutrality toward Rojestven
Of Oouhtful Authority.
St. Petersburg. April 21. The latest
word of Rojestvensky was the dispatch
from the agent of the finance ministry
at Shanghai saying the squadron had
passed through the Straits of Formosa
but the authority given by the agent
for his statement is considered doubt
The admiralty professes a good deaf
of skepticism in regard to all dispatch
es from the far east reporting the loca
tion of the Russian vessels, pointing
out that false news is likely to be set
afloat deliberately. Officials here neith
er deny nor affirm the report that Ro
jestvensky is still at Kamranh bay.
Ilrittah Klr-t Active.
Hongkong, April 21. There is no
ticeabl? activity among vessels of the
British China squadron. The armored
cruiser Hogue has been ordered to be
in readiness to proceed to sea at two
hours notice with full steam.
FORMAL PROTEST IS
FINALLY FILED BY
Paris. April 21. Acting on the in
structions trom his government. Dr.
Motono. the Japanese minister to
France called on Foreign Minister Del
casse last evening and submitted rep
resentations on behaif of Japan con
cerning the presence of the Russian
Pacific squadron in Kamranh bay. An
tifficial communication issued after the
meeting states that Motono's action
had not the character of formal pro
test against alkged violation of neu
trality, but was to obtain assurances
that France would observe strict neu
K.irbiiKf by Diplomats.
Notwithstanding the official version
it is evident thai the intention and ef
feet of Motono's action is in the nature
of a protest. Delcasse responded to
the representations of the Japanese
minister by pointing out the precau
tions heretofore taken to preserve neu
trality. Delcasse's assurances sought
to allay the apprehension of Japan
which he maintained had not been jus
titled iy any specific facts. The exact
terms- of Japan's representations have
not been disclosed, but it is understood
that, .vhiie having the usual courteous
form of diplomacy they set forth that
serious apprehensions had been arous
ed by the stay of the Russian warships
in Kamranh bay and the urgent desire
that French neutrality be placed be
yond doubt. The terms of the French
response although not given out. tend
to give ample assurance upon all ques
tions raited. i
DAILY SHORT STORY
A NEW KIND OF CRIME.
"This j?re case is souiep'u new." re
marked aVcitizeu of Exoelsior. a. west
ern miningVcamp. "We're bed trials
fer horse uttuliii. nJbbery, murder and
every crimeVlakl down lu Ihe diction
ary, tut tbisere crjuie divwrce lies
never come upbeforel"
'"They say Cj Wbarlons golu V hev
a lawyer from FiSscof '
"Y dou't uieaai't! fWbat's be goin
to Uo that fer? I'vte been thinkln'
Cy"s not trestlrf bisJ wife fa'r, and
now I'm sure of 'S"
The lawyer. Mr.' Kouier Hobsou, a
young ujuu euiploeil by a reputable
law firm, wan sent ont to conduct tUb
case of Wharton versus Wharton. Yhe
firm supposing that rejrular court wuld
be belt. Wbeu Mr. llobsou arrival be
was somewhat disappointed to find
that Judge, I,.vuHi whs ou tbebeucb.
It -was too late to withdraw, and he
proceeded totattend ttWbartou'sinter
est as best 'be could, Mrs. Wffiarton
was the uuly, nouiauiu court. a very
good lookiugt person, with aufhouest
couuteuauoe. Sbe needed no 'lawyer,
for she bad the entire sympathy of ev
ery one preseuf. Mr. Hobsou called
the first witness! for the plain iP.
Wharton's partner.' Tom t'loiigb, f andf
proceeded to'examiuet bim.
"Where wercrtyoiieoii theMiight offhe
10th of June?"'
"Walk In dowu by thefcres-k."
"State what .won sawlon 1hatocca
siou." "I seen the defendant I and the co
respondent" "See here. Torn Cloogb." the judge
Interrupted, "you teentalkin to the
"How do you know "'"''asked Clougb
not being sure wbethertor no lie had a
right to do ko.
"What's a corespondent ?" asked the
judge to try him.
"The woman lit the ease."
"All right, go ou. Reckon y know
more about lawtlian I thought."
"aai, j aeentnem two slttlu on a
rock, with theirarms around each oth
"Judge." Mr. Holfeon explained, "it's
customary for the (plaintiff's attorney
to examine his owia wituesses."
"D'y' mean to sayi." replied 11p judge,
cowling, "that yoti intend to uopollze
all the witnesses ill (this yere vnne't"
The attorney attempted to explain
but the court would not listen. "Call
the first witness, fer thedll treated wn
on." he cried, rapping with a billet of
wood on the pine table before him.
The witness was the corespondent
John Root. He was directed by Ihe
Judge to tell what he knew aNuit the
"On the night of the 10th o June."
be Raid, ,-I was n-walkin' down bv tJie
creek and I seen Tom Clough sittin'on
a rot-k with Cy Whartou's wife. He
was a-trylng' to kiss her, but she give
bim a slap In the J.iw."
"Your honor." protested the lawyrr.
"this is inadmissible. In a case of
"This ain't no case o' crim con: it's
a divorce case" snapped the judge.
The lawyer gave it up and sort down.
The Judge finished his remarks. "I
don't see why John Root's wrrd aiu't
as good as Tom dough's. Cy Wharton
what you gt t say agin your. wife?"
"I object." said the lawyer, starting
"Waal, you Jlst keep on oliectin" re
plied the judge, drawing a revolver
from his belt and laying It on the
"Now, Wharton," cried the lawyer,
"remember you are not obliged to say
nnytblng to criminate yourself."
"Not obliged to say any tiling to crimi
nate bisself!" roared the Judge. "See
here, young feller, you may know a
lot about law, but not as It Is prac
ticed In Excelsior. The witness Is
sworn to tell the truth) aud the hull
truth. What y' got to sy to that? Cy
Wharton, la this a put uplJob agin your
Hufferin" wife or not?"
"Waal. Judge." replied the plaintiff,
with a hangdog look. "I been thinkin'
maybe it's a put up Job.
"Who put it up?"
"Waal, judge, I fonn" a letter this
mornin' from my pardner. Tom Clough.
to my wife teggin her to run away
with him. Reckon he's got the an
swer. K.f she eonseuted she's guilty
o this yere crime and not me. Kf she
didn't I'm the guilty one."
'Tom e'longb." said the judge, cook
ing his revolver, "the court wants that
t'loogb hesitated; but. unfortunately
for bim. be had the letter in bis pocket
and knew he would be searched. He
bud no choice btit to produce It. The
court sen nned it. then read it aloud:
"I want you to understand that there
.tin ( no your fool In' round m no
Innsrr I love my husband and children
too wll to have any fer a galoot jka
The Jury, without retiring, found a
verdict as follows:
"Iu this yere crime o" dirorce neither
husband nor wife b been found crim
inal. The real criminal is Tom Clough.
who put up the job. The verdlc of the
Jury is thet Tom Clough Is a infernal
rascal, and Excelsior he no more use
Tom Clough," said the Judge, "the
sentence of the court Is thet any one
guilty of a crime thet separates hus
ban" and wife and makes little chil
dren to suffer, whether It's the hus-
ban", tbe wife, the wnmsn in the case
or the corespondent, had better git up
and git out o Excelsior, with twenty-
four hours to sell out and settle up.
D ye hear?"
Tbe ronrlcted man slunk away, and
the husband and wife left the court
room hand in band, the husband smil
ing, the wife shedding bappy tears.
LEXA 1L BEOOKS. i
MM WtKUC IMKOUCM 3 lLX
18xo 4 -int-h scalloped and em
Elegant carpet hassocks.
Saturday all day
Solid wood seat QQ
kitchen chairs ujC
2mi lbs fine Chocolate Marsh-
mallows, always 25c lb, just one
half. 12c lb. while
they last Saturday ..
Fresh roasted salt
ed peanuts, lb
'Another 5u dozen those
linen, genuine hemstitch
kerchiefs, 3c each,
only at retail
12 dozen (144) white girdles and
short corsets. 19c Saturday, q
while they last
Anchor hose supporters, always
25c, you know them.
Misses' and Children's
leather kid top
shoes. $l."o and
Ladies' $:j patent kid
day at just
ladies" o.'c fancy tan
match the new tan shoes,
one day. l!c pair
At 3 o'clock, genuine Amos
fceag checked apron gingh'jms
yard 5c. At retail only.
At 4 o'clock, yard wide luc fan
waist lngs. yard ...
Men's and women's English
Oloria umbrellas, CO
all day OlfC
(Jreat big brown mottled steel
enameled dish pans, patent han
dles, three coats OQ
enamel, "oc value 3iC
Ladies' $1 lace trimmed muslin
7:3o p. m
1-adies' fitted carriage bags, 75c
values, at OO
just half OOC
Mommie cloth doylies, stamped
and spoke stich worked, all lin
en, worth up to 25c,
at .1 p. ni.. choice, loc and
500 pieces No. CO satin taffeta
ribbon, all colors, plenty of
white and black,
value .".c yard, at
Men's now Easter ties
7:. 1ft p. ni., each
ioc mohair Sici'ian. 5i inches
wide, all colors and black
Saturday all day. yard
Short lengths of 15c to 25 em
broideries, ail day.
500 remnants of wash goods,
Saturday all day at just about
Mrs. Toiler's home made pies,
cakes, Boston brown bread and
baked beans, again Saturday,
second floor. Orders taken for
New hat pins and waist sets
for the Easter hat and waist;
beautiful new Easter jewelry of
S5c solid silver tea spoons. 45c
all day if
The new knife pleated lawn
stock collars, lace insertion,
niching top. should be 25c. Sat
urday whi.e 1 1 1 last. V- apiece,
one to a cus- q
The orchestra will play selec
tions from newest operas. Spark
ling lyrics from Fantana, The
Maid and Mummy, Love'c Lot
2 The Concrete
1 Construction Co.
Call us up.
Office, 1825 2d Ave.
j Attention. Ladies.
Our canvassers are in the city
and will call upon you at your
homes and tell you all about
Beach' Peosta Soap. They will
give you a ticket. Be sure and
use your ticket and get a bar
of "Peosta" free from your gro
cer. Tickets are good at any
grocery store in the city,
-AMES BEACH & SONS.
(Grce siod (Good ETofoi
Are Combined in. the Famous
Sviits From $10.00 to S30.00
Top Coats and Cravenettes
From $10.00 to 25.00.
GUSTAFSON & MAYES.
Chicago Dental Company
OFFICE 16174 SECOND AVENUE.
Painless t x racting
nd removal of nerves uoe by ua, and
the best and most carcnu treatment
iven to all cses
READ TMIl :
We have a patent thin elastic plate
Hh natural gums that fits in all cases
ind when others fail .e use no cheap
material in our office, for our work is
all guaranteed to be jual to the high
est priced dentists ar.d to be first clasa
:n every respect. Notice our prices be
low, they are always the same:
Jement Filling .25
Gold Platinum r tiling 50
Silver Filling .50
Gold Fillings $1 and up 1.00
Gold Crownr 22k., $4 and $5...; 4.00
Thin Elastic Plates 10.00
Best Red Rubber Plates 10.00
0FFIC1J, 1G07V4 SECOND AVENUE.
Over Speidel's Drug Gtort
OR. C. S. MARSHALL.
jj 1 g uiwii iiimii mi iii i iim.ii. ii - - - i
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lJ)on i bo without bmart
Clothing on Easter
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Every suit gives to the wearer that indefinable
grace which denotes the gentleman.
We are leaders in fashionable atfire. Come to
see us. Wear our clothes and you will bo in the
liuilt ;nl Kuarantefil. l-'in ish.-.l
THE ROCK ISLAND GRANITOID CO
This i-ompnny is miit.T 1 1 tlirt-ct supervision or the rtrrnn Onirnl
tin. . 'I'. IMVIS nltfl hy cxpt-rt flnlslirrn from flilrnito.
Don't Contract YourYVork until You have seen Us
It-sit.-iu i- 'phoiif. Wi st 7 3 - K
OfhVc 'plionv. Wrst 10."; nvw t.I'i.'i
Get it now -Aear it Easter. Don't stop to
argue. Don't r.ay you can't afford it. Get it now
pay for it after Easter in miniature payments.
Use your Credii; it's always good here and best
of all the prices are as low as any cash store.
Everything in Reliable Spring
Wearing Apparel for
Men and Women
Boys and Girls
Mnn'r Qiritc :;ty S:vIish Vn:e
a OUllb and douMe breasted
Suits in snappy patterns ? ! S to . .
Styles and Patterns. Guaranteet j ' i X
Rainproof. $20 f
Rfkxrc' Good Sui,s ,haf rcvc''
UUyzy OUllO dj0,pp0ir,t. A lare assort
ment. $6 to 32
TirL-of C ;:r'r, -rrins Jackcfs, BlatV.s ft Tans
UdtnClO Corset Coat Style $13 to J
T orlioc' Qirifc Lovely ones that will ere
lyUUlCO OUllO itc enthusiasm, and ion.
derful values at $25 to $10
in tin- nnst iip-ti-it:iti- in.in mr ly
1 ',st imu t s c ln i f u!ly v.lv'ii.
Him Kiftli-ainl-a-h.tif Av.-tiu.-.
SrriMn poMoiltlr lu hlj uraniii'a liar of
'Willi I'tipvr, Itortlrr mid rltlnn llrcorn-
tloim. Tlio flrnlunn nnil oolorlnt" lirr
nil thnt inn lir l-xlrel. M tir !-
UkMi'iI to Khun on nur l-k In lla
entirety, or the pnrl of II flint Inlrrmla
you. Now lit flir time to hritln jour
ilreorn I Inn. Iiefore the rimli begin. You
will nlnnyn II nil ua trentlnic you rlicht
In reitnril to prliea nnil ijuiillty of niirk.
Paridon Wall Paper Co.,
4II Seventeenth Street.
Old phone 721 X. New phone S21.
-. ' ' f-i if
Get your Easter Bonnet here
ready to wear Hats from
$1.50 to $9 00