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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1905.
Pvtllshed Daily and Weekly at 1(24
stecoa4 avenue. Rock Island, I1L IEn
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Tfeekly, Jl per year to advance.
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character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
orer fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, May 2, 1905.
Well, it is Mayor MeCaskrin. if you
please at last.
This is the time when the poor rich
man has so much trouble with his tax
The Three-Eye league baseball sea
son opens this week. And the Spring
field Register is patriotic enough to
say: "As we have before suggested
if baseball interferes with your bus
iness, quit business."
Every year it happens that the kaiser
tells this or that young officer whose
dancing is not up to the mark to leave
the hall until he has improved. The
consequence of this strictness is that
for weeks before the beginning of court
festivities every regimental casino of
the guards is turned into an officers'
dancing academy. The older officers
become dancing masters and coach
their younger comrades in the partic
ular dance practiced at court.
Oscar Gingrich, a freshman of
Franklin and Marshall college, Lancas
ter, Pa., was set upon by a number of
sophomores, who walked him several
miles Into the country and proceeded
to haze him. When the festivities were
at their height young Gingrich man
aged to break away. and. producing an
unsuspected revolver, shot one of his
tormenters in the leg. Now President
Shahr. on behalf of the faculty, issues
a statement declaring that the fresh
man was justified in his action. Here
after any hazer will be arrested and
handed over to flu- police.
Col. VY. C. Greene, the copper king,
who achieved national notoriety a few
months ago by reason of a sensational
quarrel with Thomas V. Lawson of
"Frenzied Finance" fame has planned
a hunting trip into the wilds of Old
Mexico which, it is said, will eclipse
anything of the kind that has evet
been attempted. The invitations In
clude Vice President Fairbanks. Speak
er Cannon. Senators Proctor of Ver
mont and I.at imer of South Carolina
Representatives McCleary of Minneso
ta and Hemenway of Indiana. ex-Gov.
Harris of Noth Carolina. ex-Gov. Wood
bury of Vermont and several others of
The 125th anniversary of the birth
of John James Audobon is to be
worthily observed In New York City
May 4. It was about 1840 that Au
dobon settled where, the first Church
of the Intercession was built in 184"
A new church edifice was erected
about ;5 vears ago at the corner of
Broadway and One Hundred and Fifty
eighth street. Next month's celebra
tion in this place will be commemor
ative of the life and career of a man
whose name is venerated by nature
lovers and scientists the world over
Some of those who will participate in
the exercises are Alton H. Parker
R!chnrd Watson Gilder. Ernest
Thompson Seton. Rt. Rev. David II
Greer, coadjutor bishop of New York:
George Hird Grinnell. Rev. Milo Hud
son Gates, reetoi of the church; Prof
Frank M. Chapman, president of the
Audolon societies and professor of or
nifhology at the Academy of Natural
sciences, and George I-. Parker. lor
nierly I'nited States consul at Birming
ham. .iMHlice T. clinlcality.
A man was charged with swindling
nnd was being tried in a Texas court.
Most of the evidence against him had
been introduced, when it was round
that the typewriter, in coping the in
dictment, had written the word "any"
where the statutes prescribed the word
".(..I " The attorney for the defense
at once moved to quash the indict
ment. The court sustained the motion
and the case was dismissed. Was this
justice? Did the court perform the
function for which it was established?
The accused may have been iuiux-ent
of the charge, as he is Mippost-d to be
until proen guilty. That is a question
of fact which could be determined only
afier all the evidence liad been con
sidered. Hut he may have been guilty.
If so. what a travesty on justice. What
a blow ai the very foundations of the
social structure. What mockery of
sa'red obligations. No sincere, faith
ful c.tizen has any desire to attack
the courts. They are the bulwark of
his K':.'. : and be believes in their
integrity. It is rigiit that he should so
be! eve. and that he should strengthen
them in every way. Rut this respect
for the judiciary should not blind us
to the fact that because of faulty legis-J
latioh and complicated rules of pro
cedure the claims of justice are fre
quently defeated and crime goes un
punished. Every community has its cases where
technicality conquers justice where the
greatest frauds are committed against
the public through interminable quib
bles over every possible point that may
delay the action. The obligation of
the courts to protect the rights of the
accused is made to afford protection
to crime. The very purpose of the
courts is often defeated through a
senseless adherence to unreasonable
rules, as was done in the Texas case,
where the mistake of a single letter
in a typewritten copy quashed the in
dictment. There is something wrong
about a system which will permit of
such a mockery of justice. The wrong
is not a fundamental one, because the
courts are sound. It can be remedied
without injury to the judiciary. It is
due, in part, to the absurdly complica
ted procedure of the courts which has
gradually grown up from precedent and
endless legislation. A reform in this
matter is imperative.
Crime must not go unpunished be
cause a comma has been omitted from
the indictment or because a "v" is not
The Internrhan Trolley.
The advantages of the interurban
trolley, the need of which Rock Island
feels so much at the present time, are
shown in the growth of the system
around Springfield, the capital of the
state. According to the newspapers
from that section, the residents there
abouts see how rapid is the growth of
the long-distance trolley system when
once it takes root. And so it is all
over the country. Lines are being
built or hundreds of miles. The trol
ley line from Chicago to Cleveland is
about to be completed. This is 'a dis
tance of ".on miles. This continuous
line will be one of the longest in lat
ter day electric development, and. with
its blanches, will total 1,'Mto miles of
track. The portions already built are
in daily operation for local traffic.
North of Chicago the -only gap in
continuous electric service between
Chicago and Green Hay. Wis., wid
soon be built between Wankegau and
Kenosha. South and southwest from
Chicago trolley lines are in operation
In a few years there will be continuous
lines linking the chains of interior
towns and cities throughout the entire
state. These electric roads are not
now intended for heavy through traf
fic, though in Ohio, for instance, some
of them are operated in lull competi
tion with steam roads. They are pri
marily built to care for .local traffic
and their main present, competition
with the steam roads is in suburban
In New England, where towns and
villages crowd on one another, the
electric roads are leading all forms of
traffic for purely local business. They
have the advantage of lighter motors
and swift and frequent schedules.
The trolley line has already shown
its value in Central Illinois. It places
the dweller in the city in close touch
with the country and vice versa, and
makes the dweller in city and country
more akin. It brings the market to the
farmer's door and is a commercial as
well as a social advantage.
City Hall Sinking.
It has been discovered that the foun
dation of one wing of New York's mu
nicipal building has sunk at a point
nearest the subway tunnel. The soil
in the vicinity is sandy and offers
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215 Pearl Street,
DAILY SHORT STORY
A MEXICAN ADVENTURE.
I Original. 1
Yl;le in Paris soon after the Amer
ican civil war a French army officer
gave me the following account of his
experience in Mexico:
After my entrance into the army I
served on the Spaniafrontler, where
I picked up a knowledge of the Span
ish language. From there I went with
my regiment to Mexico, where our
troops were supporting Maximilian.
After bis capture by the French I en
gaged in a desperate plot to effect bis
escape, but we failed, were arrested
and put in prison to await either being
garroted or shot. The night before we
were to be executed the officer In com
mand came Into the room where we
were confined and asked If any of us
ske Spanish. Three of lis respouded.
Then he asked us if we were Greek
scholars. I alone replied In the affirma
tive. I. was takeu out of the room ami
was the only one of my comrades who
was not shot the next morning.
The commandant took me to his colo
nel, who told me that he wished for a
tutor In Grek for his son, who was
preparing for college, and asked me If
I was enmetM)t to fill the position. I
was not a pmrb-ient Greek scholar, but
of course did nut throw away a chance
for my life. I undertook the work
and was promised that if I sueeeeded
I would be permitted to return ta
France. The colonel then sent, me to
bis hacienda in the province of Tamau
lipas, first providing me with a permit
to remain there signed by General
Mr pupil, a loy of sixteen,, and his
sister, two or three years his senior,
were on the veranda when I was driv
en up to the bonne. They knew my
stry, and the lxy regarded me with
keen Interest. As for the girl, It was
far more than this. A great sympa-iby
welled up in her lustrous Spanish eyes.
I shuddered, for I knew that I could
not live near her without loving her,
and to love her meant to me a return
lo the death I bad so narrowly es
caped. I'eph of Spanish blood have always
been careful of their young girls, but
then Is no degree of watehf illness that
would have pi evented the stolen meet
ings between Donna Anita ami me.'
Both understood that we were on the
brink of a volcano. But danger only
strengthens love, and we passed Ihe
quicker for It from one degree to an
other. Then when we loth knew and
acknowledged that we were necessary
to each other we were ready to run any
risk rather than be separated. We dare
ut ask Anita's father's consent to our
union, for, if refused and refusal was
aliiKist certain my life would pay for
our rashness. We must make an at
tempt at flight. Failure In this also
nifunt death to me, though I regarded
tit" chances more In my favor. That
we a greet I to take even this risk can
only be explained under the theory that
love is stronger than the fear of death.
The hacienda was situated IfiO miles
south of the Texas border and thirty
five miles west of the gulf of Mexico.
1 chose the shorter liue. A Frenchman
to be traveling with a young girl at
that day would at once excite suspi
cion; therefore I decided that Anita
must go as a boy. Appropriating a suit
of her brother's, she left her room one
night after the lights were out and met
meat the stable. 1 had her own horse
already saddled and oue for myself.
Leading our nags under the shadow of
a hedge to the gate, we mounted and
Before us was happiness, behind us
death. The risk we ran made the ex
citement keen as the edge of a set oil -ter.
uud to me not unmixed with a sen
sation of pleasure. Fortunately Anita
wus .'is much at home on her horse as
on foot. We made the first ten miles
in less than an hour and the next ten
In an hour and a half. At LoO in the
morning we stopped to rest our horses
and water them at a stream. I dared
not attempt to use them further for an
hour, when we started again. We
made the next ten in ilea by 4:3o, and
the day dawned. We were within a few
miles of the coast wheu we passed a
band of Mexican guerrillas encamped
beside the road. They called on us to
return, and I cousidered the better
chance for us to obey. Their com
mander questioned me, aud, assuming
to Ik- iudignant, I pulled out my permit
aud, pointing to the name of Juarez,
threatened the man with dire conse
quences if he detained me. Without
waiting for him to read the document,
we rode on, leaving him in the road
looking at us wonderingly.
In half an hour we readied the coast,
and I set about securing a craft on
which to reach Browuville, the nearest
ltnt In Texas. Our departure must
be by this time discovered, aud one
party of pursuers at least would make
for the coast. In a couple of hours we
mut be afloat or captured. There was
but one craft in sight - a fishing smack
some two miles out. Fortunately I
found a boat and pulled out to her. I
told the owner that I was anxious to
get to Browuville on important busi
ness for General Juarez, whose magic
name I showed him on my ermlt,
offering the man a large sum for the
use of Lis smack. After much delay he
conaomed, pulled me ashore, took In
Anita and provisions 8ud pulled back
to the smack and set sail. When far
out at sea I saw a party of horsemen
dash tip to the teach snd scan the wa
ter. They were too late. There was
no boat In which to follow.
At Brownvllle I gave the fisherman
a draft on my father In Taris, with
which he was oh1lgd to be content,
and drew another for myself. Anita
and 1 were married sod worked onr
way to Galveston to await funds.
When they cams we sailed for New
York, and from there to France.
W. LB ROY WISE.
HEAD SOLID SORE
Awful Suffering of Baby and
Sleepless Nights of
Skin Fair as a Lily with no Scar
to Recall Awful Sore
I herewith write out in full the be
ginning and end of that terrible disease
eczema," says Mrs. Win. Ryer, Elk
River, Minn., "which caused my babe
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sleepless nights. My babe was born
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when she was three weeks old a swell
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and in course of time broke. It did
not heal but grew worse, and the sore
spread from the size of a dime to that
of a dollar. I used all kinds of reme
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seemed to help; in fact, it grew worse.
Her hair fell out where the sore was,
and I feared it would never grow again.
It continued until my aged father came
on a visit, and when he saw the baby
he told me to get Cuticura Soap and
Ointment right away.
"To please him I did so, and to my
surprise by their use the sore began to
heal over, the hair grew over it, and
to-day she has a nice head of hair, ber
skin is as fair as a lily, and she has no
scar left to recall that awful sore, and
it is over eight months and no sign ot
"Your letter of the 19th inst. re
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tny baby some six years ago. Well,
the'disease has never returned to her
head which at that time was a solid
sore on top and down the back."
Mrs. Wm. Rvkr, lilk River, Minn.
Feb. 25, 1903.
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