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THE ARGTTS, MONDAY", MARCH 12,"lOOC.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered t the postofflee as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 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. Ko such articles "will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Monday, March 12, 1906.
Pending further developments, will
the mayor tome to a realization of the
desirability of a chief of police, or will
he continue the grandstand act?
A New York collector of scraps has
left a fortune of $o0.000. That is not
surprising. Jim Jeffries has made
more than that by collecting scraps.
Congress proposes to make a sw.-tj-ing
investigation of all railroads. One
object for the investigation is doubtless
to ascertain why some of the railroads
no longer furnish passes to congressmen.
Does it man peace? The naval ex
penditure of the great powers has in
creased ..0 per cent since The Hague
conference in ls& a mere seven
years. We shall know perhaps within
seven years more.
Elsworth Deerance has been pardon
ed from the South Dako:a penitentiary
after serving 12 years for stealing a
mail pouch which contained one cent.
Serves him right for stealing a "little
thing" like a penny!
Secretary Taft is fortunate in oc
cupying a position that he can resign
at any moment. He is only a member
of the cabinet, and when he gets tired
he can quit as quickly as he can wire
his resignation. He will, however,
stick so long as he receives his salary
regularly and possesses the other facil
ities for making monev.
General Shafter. who commanded
the American forces in the Cuban war.
has expressed himself frankly about
cur expected trouble with China. He
says we have too few soldiers near
enough to thf flowery empire to be of
any use. but our navy would help us
out in trouble. With Shafrer in com
mand an army of two millions of men
might be of Jittie advantage, but our
small navy with Dewey at its head
would be effective.
The farmers have finally awakened
up. After long suffering they have
resolved to strike in their own de
fense. They want a dollar a bushel
for their wheat and prices in propor
tion for other agricultural products.
At Indianapolis a society of farmers
numbering about twenty thousand re
solved to fight for better prices, and
among them they are said to control
the product of the farmers. What will
become of the people who consume the
truck produced by the farmers?
A short time ago. the mayor of Rock
Island defied The Argus to furnish
information to the state's attorney of
the existenro of places in Rock Island
where women were harbored, as a basis
or impeaching him in his high office.
The information i at hand but it was
not necessary for The Argus to fttrnish
ft. This paper does not claim credit
for what it does not do. The glory
belongs to Ihe state's attorney and to
ihe sheriff of Rock Island county. Let
their good work continue.
Statn'tf Attorney and Sheriff- Io Ihe
Some few months ago. when The
Argus took occasion to comment on
the fact that the present mayor of
U'Jck Inland in indulging in Sunday
morning parades in pursuit of his ve
hement policy of wreaking vengeance
upon the liquor interests because his
course of action in respect to gambling
had proven deficient and lacking, was
permitting more glaring evils to go
untouched, the executive, so-called,
lost his head and did some things
which, upon sober reflection, he re
gretted. One or the things he did in
the Jieat of passion was to indulge in
a cheap bluff, in which, under the cap
lion of "calling, calling, called." he de
fied The Argus to produce evidence of
the existence of dives in Rock Island
harboring women. He further demand
ed that The Argus lodge complaint
with the state's attorney as to the con
ditions complained of and urged it to
undertake to Impeach him on those
The Argus' reply was that it -was not
an ir.ro:;rcnt, in the sense of fur
nishing detailed information to public
officials who ought to know their du
ties, but that the information the may
or then desired as to the actual exist
ence of places harboring women could
be. had on application. The opportun
ity, however, was not availed of.
While sinee that time the ev.ls then
referred to have gone on undisturbed,
and there has been no move so far as
the city is concerned to check them,
The Argus has not deviated one iota
from its "position." In the meantime
the mayor has been over, in Daven
lort making a speech in which he ex
pat ia ted on the high moral administra
tion he was giving Rock Island "in
spite of the newspapers" and advis
ing the people or that city to follow
his example if they wanted a moral
town. And yet the actual state of af
fairs here became so glaring that final
ly county officials took the matter up.
and the result was Saturday night's
raid. Acting under instructions from
State's Attorney Scott, Sheriff Heider
started out to pull the places which, it
was a notorious fact! were harboring
Sheriff Heider was 'well along with
his crusade when the self-appointed
chief of police heard what was going
on, and to apply the slang phraseology.
"got busy." loo. He did not need the
sheriff for a guide. It was simply a
case of beating the county official to
it. ro to speak, from that on. There
was no difficulty on the part of the po
lice in locating the places that the
sheriff had not already reached. The
sheriff had the lead, however, and. de
spite the fact that the mayor-chief
could have had the advantage that
should have come to him several
nights ago in the instance of the Twen
tieth street joint, where women were
shown to be hanging out. he was a
poor second in the race. It was merely,
after all, another grandstand exhibi
tion. The result of it all was that
three dozen arrests were niad
there were no protests on the part of
the prisoners, all pleaded guilty and
all were fined on the spot.
And of the conditions that were
found to exist!
The Argus has but to repeat that to
its mind the resort that harbors women
will do more harm to society, and to the
city's moral condition and reputation in
one night than ail the legitimate sa
loons in the city running seven days
a week the year round. The saloon
will continue to exist despite vari
ance of opinion and conscientious op
position. But the dive that harbors
women and girls has no defense. It is
a curse to both sexes. The saloon may
be and should be regulated, but the
dive can only be suppressed.
And at this particular writing, does
further comment seem actually neces
sary, beyond mention of the fact that
there has been some "calling" and that
county officials have done it?
And that the information that the lit
tle mayor desired as a basis of im
peachment is at. hand and that it is
"Wild Game Nearly Gone.
Each succeeding year the struggle
to protect wild game in Illinois must
and will grow more desperate. While
the disappearance of the game is a sad
story,' yet it w rites in bird blood the
history of the rush of civilization. In
time the game will be so crowded out
of existence that the question may
arise whether the heavy expense in
curred in its protection warrants the
state in maintaining such an expensive
Hut there is none who wishes to have
wild game disappear entirely. An au
thority on this subject has written
that there comes a time in the history
of game birds when their scarcity is
their strongest protection. A case of
this kind occurred In 1S70. says the
Illinois State Register, when for the
first time hunting prairie chickens be
came unprofitable. For more than 20
years they dwindled along without
their numbers being sensibly increas
ed then hunting them would have been
resumed. If if. bad been possible for
their numbers to multiply it would
have been done. The colossal imiedi
ments which are ranged against their
increase are far beyond the scope of
any laws we may form. This genera
tion builds the sepulchre of the grouse
family more surely than any gene-ration
ever builded or can build after today.
Nothing short of immense parks ani
reserves owned and operated by gov
ernment or syndicates that can monop
olize large areas of prairie land, and
can resist the burden of taxation and
preservation can, for a moment, think
of game. The Englishman, with Eng
lish habits and money to spare, might
reconstruct them from the lands from
which they have been driven, but the
chart which the American people have
wrought out is heavy with dark lines
which betray their certain extinction.
While the efforts of the game depart
ment of the stale to prevent violation
of the present game laws have been
somewhat successful, the State Regis
ter is impressed by the fact that the
large number of violators found indi
cates that there is a woeful absence of
true sportsmanship among certain
classes of nimrods. There seems to be
a mercenary spirit broadcast over the
state a desire to convert the few
birds there are alive into cash.
Under such conditions game laws
however drastic can 'but partially cope
with the situation, for the trappers and
gunners will get the game m spite of
all that can be done.
The giant hand of modern develop
ment has its cruel ways after all, and
none is more pathetic to the lover of
wild game than the crowding opt of
this state of the birds for which Illi
nois has long been famous game'
which once made Illinois its most ha
py home and nest.
Success is stamped on every pack
age. It is the most successful remedy
known. It makes you wel; and keeps
you well. That's what Hillister's Rocky
Mountain Tea does. C3 cents.tea or
tablets, T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
DAILY SHORT STORV
THE SAVIOR OF A CITY.
Anion" the 'early followers of WU-.
liam IVnii to this country was a young
couple who called themselves Wehren
steiu. They showed a great difference
In refinement from the other settlors,
the wife especially Indicating by her
manner and a certain fineness of phys
ical texture that she bad come from
the better. classes. That they were (Jer
iuan was indicated by their name.
That was a period when Europe was
in continual warfare, the main causes
being the issues lween the two re
ligious divisions, ( syndics and Protes
tants. In one of these wars the capltol
of one of the principal Herman states
was invested by the emperor, who rep
resented the Catholic party. The
burghers awaited the enemy's attack
behind their breastworks, knowing that
their existence both as individuals and
as a people depended on their success
ful defense, for in those days It was
not uncommon on capturing a city to
put the inhabitants to the sword.
As soon as the advancing force came
within striking distance the besieged
poured a terrible fire In their faces, but
without the effect of arresting their on
ward march. Moving on to the very
ramparts, they carried them' at the
point of their pikes. The leader of the
defenders was killed, and all seemed
lost when a young officer, grasping a
Hag that lay on the ground beside the
dead body of the man who had borne
it and raising it aloft, cried out to his
comrades to meet death like men, since
they must die. and not wait to be
butchered. The effect was magical.
Forming as best they could about their
new leader, they dashed forward with
the fury of despair. The enemy, who
were climbing over the breastworks,
were checked, then recoiling gave way
nnd clambered back over the walls and
lied down the declivity
Tire city was saved. Hut there was a
damper on the rejoicings. The young
officer who bad turned the tide, who
had given the people their lives, had
fallen desperately wounded. lie was
put on a stretcher and carried to a
hospital, where the doctors did what
they could to save him. This was not
much; the question of his life lay with
nature. He was so far gone as to be
unconscious, and they finally left him,
expecting that he would soon die.
Meanwhile the city was ringing with
the sufferer's praise, and as the sur
geons went out they were besieged
with anxious inquiries regarding him.
to which they could only respond with
out comfort. The unconscious hero lay
in a stupor for hours, then groan til and
oened his eyes. Near him sat a
young girl who was evidently a nurse.
"Is the city saved?" he cried, with as
much vigor as be could command.
"It Is, and you are considered its
The man closed his eyes again and
fell back into uneonsciousuess.
Six weeks later a ceremony was held
at the palace. The sovereign gave an
audience to the hero, who had recov
ered, at which a gold medal was to be
presented him on one side of which
was his name, on the other an inscrip
tion "To the savior of the city." As
the prince was about to lestow the
honor the girl who had nursed the sol
dier back to life stepped forward from
behind the throne and said:
"Sire, I ask Ihe honor of pinning this
medal on our hero's breast."
"It is granted," replied the prince.
"You have been one of the most faith
ful of those ladies of our court who
volunteered to nurse our soldiers."
As the girl attached the decoration
it was plain to all pa-esent who saw the
lovelight in the eyes of both her nud
the soldier that they were lovers. The
young man by virtue of his heroism
was permitted to spend some time with
his former nurse, who he now discover
ed was a connection of the prince.
There is a great gulf fixed between
royal and plebeian blood, and the
couple knew that even the savior of
a city could not aspire to the hand of
a princess. Hut the young man was as
daring In love as in war, and when the
girl told him that separation from him
would le far worse than death he said:
"Are you willing to resign yonr rank
"Then go with nie to that far country
beyond the Atlantic where those who
would be free from our European in
justices are making themselves new
homes. There live unknown as a prin
cess of the blood. Hut the new world
is a barbarous country fuJl of danger.
Instead of the flattery of courtiers you
will hear the war whoop of savages.
"I have chosen. I will go with you."
When a few months later a plainly
dressed bride descended from a ship
nnd stepped on to the dock at Philadel
phia those looking ou were stmck
with the high born air that clung to
her even In the 'wilds of America. The
couple called themselves AVehrensteiu,
which was an assumed name. Nothing
of the hero who had saved the city re
mained to the man; nothing of the prin
cess remained to the woman, except a
bearing neither could lay off. To the
Quakers they were simply German Im
migrants who had come, like most of the
rest of the population, to escape either
persecution for conscience's sake or to
hide some disgrace. Since the Wehreu
steins seemed to have no strong re
ligious prejudices, the former view in
their case for awhile remained, though
it made no difference In the treatment
they received. When some years after
their arrival the man saved the in
mates of a blockhouse from massacre
by Indians he was considered a hero.
Hut no one knew that he had saved a
city. HELEN V. TURNER.
II MHO w itilO
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HPHE store that's always busy,
the big daylight store, the clean sanitary
store, tne store wnere quality uumcs nrsi, ,uui whcic pna mwaya
lowest, thestore where those who aire particular about their table supplies (and
nost people are) can fine all they want of the highest quality of eatables, a
itore which absolutely shuns all adiilterations. You will see many good rea
sons imthis advertisement why this should be your supply house. Prices
quoted are gopd for all this week.
Baker's Coco.i, 25c ''cans,
Chase & Sanborn's cele
brated special blend Mo-,
cha and Java coffee, four
lbs. for$l, 77 P
single lb 1 1
Quaker Oats, Egg-O-Sce,
Malta 'Vita, Price's Food
and Vigor, four
packages - -
Powder, lb. cans
three cans for
St ri ctl y Fresh Eggs,
Baker's Premium Choco
late, two 20c
cakes for - -
F vou are not already a customer at the II. & II.
market, it's time to start now. All customers can
buy and haye deliyerediwith their grocery orders any
day this week:
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One sack Best Sleepy Eye Flour, Ct A A
per sack - - j) 1 ivv
5 lbs. Best Granu
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Five 1-lb prints Best El
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Butter for &1 4,U
Or. per lb 28c
Five 1-lb prints Best Wis
consin Creamery (PI A
Butter for - - - - - 5 1 .0U
Or, per lb
10-lb. sk. Yellow or 1 Op
White Cornmeal, sk
per can - -
Lyndon Canned CI 1 O
Corn, per doz ft 1 1 0
Peas, per doi
Standard Corn, per C0f
can 5c, per doz llOv
Star Tobacco, QA
per 11) OiJL
10-lb pail Kohrs' or Qfin
Uilmlre's Best Lard OUj
Best regular Hams, Oil-
more s, jvoiu's or Arm
our's Star Brand,
California Picnic Ql
Items, per lb 021
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Corner I8th St. and Third Ave. : : RocK Island, Illinois
Four Trunk Line Telephones
and Minister of Justice
M. Sari-n Has Picked Men
to Aid Him.
Paris, March 12. Although no for
m;il announcement has been made, ili
cabinet is practically completed, a:
Foreign Affairs Bourgeois.
Public Instruction and Worship
Public Works Baithou.
Agrieult u re Ruau.
Judge's Dream Almost Tragic.
Ravenna. Ohio, March 12. David
U Rockwell, probate judge of Portage
county, plunged 25 feet through a win
dow on a sloping roof in a dream last
night. The judge, who has been try
ing the Kcnyon college initiation case,
said lie dreann-d he was being tied to
the rails -and f-mg'u for his life.
URUGUAY NOT IN TROUBLE
Reoorts cf Revolution Declared W
out Fcvndatio'i st Legation.
Washington. 1). I.'.. March 12 Re
cent reports that I'ruguay is in th"
throes of a ivvoluiion are without
foundation, according to reiorts re
ceived at. the Uruguayan lega
tion ami the s'ate department. Senor
Pedro Ri.qr.ina Dtrmudez, chargj
d'affaires ot' 1'ruguiy in Washington,
states that such a movement could
never be less just Tied than at the
Indigestion is much of a habit. Don't
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pepsia Cure after eating and you will
quit belching, puffing, palpitating and
frowning. Kodol digests what you ea
and makes the stomach sweet. Sold by
CROSS AND NERVOUS
Rock Island Sufferers From Kidney
Troubles Often Become Very
Cross, irritable people the kind who
fuss and mope and worry over trifles
are not always to blame for the annoy
ance they give others. Frequently
these traits are but the effects of kid
neys poisons on brain and nerves.
I'ric acid that escapes the kidneys
irritates nerve centers ar-.d vital or
gans causes backache, rheumatic and
neuralgic pains keeps you languid, all
tired out leads to- Blight's disease
and diabetes. Stop the trouble in the
beginning with Doan's Kidney Pills.
'Twill cure the kidneys and remove
the cause of all these ills. Recom
mended by friends and neigbobrs in
Mrs. J. Anderson, of 1303 Thirty
eighth street, says: ."I had steady
aching through my kidneys and in
my hips, especially after a hard day's
work, when my back nurt ni so
severely that It made me nervous and
restless nights. There vas too fre
quent action of the kidney secretions
as a rule, very annoying and distress
ing. Donn'H Kidney pills were rte
omnunded to me and 1 obtained a box.
In a few days I began to improve and
I continued the treatment until I wan
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Remember the name Doan's and
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is the original. If you have used Witch
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is probable that you got bold of one
of the many worthless counterfeits that
are sold on the reputation of the gen
uine De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. Sold
by all druggists.
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They may all talk about their March sales
and big discounts and big stocks, but we
will POSITIVELY GUARANTEE TO
SAVE YOU MONEY on Fvirniturc, Car-
pets, Rjugs and Stoves. No matter what
prices others may advertise
It will be TO YOUR
CALL ON US, as we
much LARGER and
for this spring than ever
are showing a
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R.ug and Stove Store
EMANN $, SALZM ANN
CORNER SECOND AVENUE AND SIXTEENTH STREET, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.