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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1906.
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COLD WEATHER HAS NOT COME YET. YOU CAN
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NO WOMEN, EH!
County Authorites Weary of De
lay Raid Houses Harboring
ing Them in City.
FINES ARE IMPOSED ON 22
Chief McCaskrin Learns of Operations
and Rounds Up 12 for Show
Keepers and Inmates Fined.
SIMMAHV l-' It A II) O. S.H.OOXS
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Arrested by sheriff 22
Arrested by police 12
Fines and fees to state $355.20
Fines and fees to city $105.20
In about tho vesir 100G there wan ;j
little mayor of a sn-at city, on the Mis
sissippi, and ho proclaimed that hla
city was one of wondrous morals, and
lie wont across the river to the people
of Da yr n port and told them that every
thing that was unclean had bean cast
out of it. For ho had made n offer of
$100 and of $200 for evidence that
would convict cue-half, one-third, one-
fourth, one-fifth, one-sixth, one-seventh,
one-tenth or one-eleventh of the eleven
places that were said by The Argus
som little time before to be harboring
And at the name time there was a
states' attorney who believed that all
was not lawful and orderly in (lie city
of Rock Island for tho -things that
were of his mind constituted a notori
ous fact. And it came to pass
that he called about him the Ileider
ites of the sJiiriff's office, and giving
them warrants and pai-.i. he said,
"Co thou out into the darkness of the
night and seek what ye shall find."
And the Heiderites gathered them
selvts to&r-ilier, and when the hour
was come and I he -mayor was with the
counsellors in his chamber, they, the
Ileidei itcs, did go out into the dark
ness of the night.
ht They I-'ounl Vii ll-uty.
And, lo! what they found was as
tonishing to those who had believed the
proclamation of the little mayor, al
though it was not so to the people of
knowledge. At Swede Mandy's. which
is located in the portion of the
city where people make their homes,
there was a multitude of men and
women. And the keeper thereof
appeared before the court dad in
her purple raiment. And at the Hub,
and at the Ulue (loose others were
found, and Dot Ferne came with two,
and in all 22 offenders were gathered
at the dace of the sheriff, and others
were allowed to go their way after 1
ing brought there, because it was
shown that they were not offenders.
And from the place of Herman Hanker
on Alarket square two wore brought,
but they were only occupants of a wine
room, where they were drinking and
And all were arraigned before Mag
istral Elliott, who fined the keepers
$25 and the inmates $10 and ilse coses
of bringing them there.
When the news reached the chamber
of the little mayor in the city's temple
that the Heiderites had been bringing
in the offenders against the law, h?
gathered about him his cohorts and
said. "Go thou forth, too, all my Mc
Caskrinitep, out into the highways and
byways and into the hedges and com
pel them to come in."
;! :i Dozen.
And the MeCaskrinites did go out
into the highways and the byways, and
even after tho Heiderites had taken
the 'multitudes before the magistrate
and when the Heiderites were not yet
through with their allotted tark for it
was a great one, 12 more were found,
and these they brought to the
city's temple saying, "All we need
is tho edict from your honor to
bring in all that is unclean in
Rock Island: have we not Raid and
paid again to you, 'Let us go out an l
compel them to come in and pay a
fine for their violation of the law, and
have we not. heard from yon the ans
wer, "There is none unclean in Rock
When the news was spread about
the great city of what the state's at
torney and the Heiderites had done, the
people were exceedingly glad, and
said. "Have not these fines been due
for, lo, these many weeks and months?"
nd again they say. "Would it not
have been better if all of 1ft$ fines had
gone into the coffers of the city in
stead of to the state?"
Complaint Not llcnnl.
And others said, "Have we not com
plained long and for many months that
among our homes and where the peo
ple pass by this place has been run
ning where men and women gather in
multitudes, and have .we not been told
that thero was.no place fou these to
Verily, we now know the truth, for
did not the Heiderites go there and
bring them out in large numbers, and
did not the Page, of the MeCaskrinites,
enter as they were being taken out,
and did not Larson, of the Heiderites,
say to him. 'You are too late, you have
tarried too long in the enforcement of
the law In this land?'"
AVhat I)ri It All Show?
It might be said that here endcth the
first lesson, but while the story is com
plete as related in the Sunday morning
records of the sheriff's office and the
police station, yet it does not pass rea
son that fair-minded people should
draw a few deductions. TJriefly stated,
here are the facts: Weary of condi
tions that had become notorious in
!Rock Island, despite the repeated prat-
ing of the supposed head of the city
government of Rock Island about the
clean town he was giving the people,
by making a spectacle of enforcement
of state laws against men engaged ir;
the liquor traffic while permitting
a class of saloonkeepers whom he had
power to regulate, to harbor women
county officials decided to do the
things that had been left nndone ia
decent municipal government. Acting
under the advice of the state's attor
ne3', Sheriff Htfider decided to under
take a crusade. Saturday night was
selected as the appointed time. Th
sheriff and his cohorts caught 22 in
their dragnet, including 14 women and
eight men. The mayor heard of
the doings, and in order to dim
the lustre of what the sheriff was
accomplishing, started out through the
police on a raid on Ms own account
but in eo acting he but attested tc
what the county official was already do
ing. It was belated recognition of e
sense of public duty after the pace had
been set and the task all but fulfilled.
The mayor landed 12 characters whom
he had declared did not exist in Rock
Tivo Court Huy.
At the office of the sheriff the police
magistrate was imposing lines on the
offenders as fat as they were brought
in. At the police station a justice of
the peace was called ;ii "ud a court set
up to dispose of the cases that the po
lice had brought in in the race for the
credit of the night's work.
What was demonstrated by the pro
ceedings is so plain that it needs no
extended comment, A short time ago
when the mayor was making so much
noise about the control of the saloons
and parading around Sunday morn
ings f. a nked by uniformed poKeemon
revoking licenses which lie had no
power to revoke. The Argus ven
tured to state that if he was half as
zealous about checking the worst ol
evils, the joints that harbor women
and girls, he would prove a mote ideal
mayor. At which the mayor continued
iiis calcium light antics by issuiug a
slanderous public statement in which
he defied The Argus, under penalty of
reward, to show the existence of places
that harbored women and invited the
paper to produce the information in
the olTlce of the state's attorney on
triis score as a basis of his impeach
ment. The mayor, however, mistook
the purpose of The Argus, as it was
seeking nei'her to pose as an inform
ant, to gain his money nor to secure
his impeachment. It merely under
took to call his attention to evils more
ou'rageous, more contaminating and
more dangerous than the ones he was
endeavoring to suppress.
A Ni'tli-clcil liorl n:ill -.
Within a lew weeks he has again
made public statement about The Ar
gus being further "called" as to the
moral conditions in Rock Island. With
in n week a saloon has been pulled on
the informal "on of a man who had
found women loitering in the place and j
whom he accused of inducing him into
a back room, entertaining him and rob-
bing him. Si ill t he mayor faib'd to
Saturday night the sheriff took mat
ters in hand. Then the mayor got
busy, but it v;v too late, so far as he
The sheriff established the fact as
The Argus hd contended, and the
mayor simply verified it, despite all his
boast and bluster.
BLUNT ON BOARD
Three Officers Named to Consider
and Report on Davenport
QUESTION OF POWER CANAL
Objections Have Been Made by Ord
nance Department Order Signed
by Gen. Bates.
An order was received at the local
United States engineers' office today
announcing the appointment of a
board to meet at the office for the pur
pose of considering and reporting on
the plans of the Davenport Water
Power company, for a proposed water
power canal along?the north bank of
the Mississippi between Le Claire and
Davenport. The hoard will include
Col. Garrett J. Lydccker, of the corps
of engineers in Detroit; Lieut. Col.
Stanhope E. Blunt, of the ordnance de
partment at Rock island arsenal, and
Lieut. Col. William II Bixby.. of the
corps of engineers at Chicago. The
date of the meeting has not been set.
The order of appointment is signed
by Lieut. Gen. J. C. Bates, chief of
staff, of the war department.
Objection Are Kntercrt.
Tho company proposes to construct
an immense water power canal along
tho rapids, and objections have been
entered by the ordnance department,
on the grounds that the proposed canal
would raise the water to such an ex
tent that the arsenal water power
would bo more frequently incapaci
tated. Tho board will be governed in its
session by instructions from the chief
of engineers. .-
ASK TEMPORARY INJUNCTION
Judge est Restrains F. E. Swank in
Moving a House.
Judge Gest granted; a temporary in
junction Saturday afternoon against F.
E. Swank, of Moliue. restraining him
from moving a house and interfering
with the wires of the Central Union
Charlas Hastings at Head of Re
William D. Gall Elected Secretary and
Frank O. Larson is Treasurer
Compromise is Made.
Harmony prevailed at the meeting
)f the republican city-township com
mittee at Turner hall Saturday nigiu,
nd Charles Hastings was elected
jhairmau. William D. ('all was named
is secretary and Frank O. Larson is
he next treasurer.
The contest was taking the form of
i Yates and anti-Yates affair, but this
vas sidetracked, the Yates support go
ng to Hastings as a means of deft a t
ng the candidate of the antis!
Win by One !-.
The chairman was elected by a ma
jority of one vote. The Yates support
ers had made an effort to control the
committee and name the chairman. In
apposition to this plan Sam Dart w'as
put forward as a candidate, and up to
he time of the change of plans of tho
Yates contingent his election was prac
With the nomination of Mr. Hast-
ngs. the anti-Yates -support was di
vided and he was elected by a vole of
S to 7.
ConlnivrrRy )rr Authority.
While for a time there were indica
tions of a split, all this was harmoniz
ed. Proceeding upon the theory that
the chairman of the old committee was
without authority in the new one. of
which he was not a member, a major
ity of the members called the meet in
to order in Turner hall. Chairman W'i:
ter it-sued a call for his ollice, bet the
split was avoided by him meeting with
the committee at the place selected by
t, and the organization in turn per
mitted him to call it to order
A CHALLENGE FOR
Member of Audience Takes Idaho Man
to Task for Criticising
Philadelphia, March 12. While Tint
ed States Senator Dubois of Idaho was
delivering an address on the Philip
pines here Saturday, under the auspi
ces of the Congress of Mothers, he was
interrupted by a man in the audience
who said he was V. S. Pect of Utah.
mil who scored the speaker for refer
ence to Mornionisiu. He declared he
was backed by $.3uit.o(m and offered
Dubois a reward of $1,000 for each
case of Mormon interference in poli
ties that Dubois cmild prove. Dubois
denounced Peet a "Jack Mormon or
worse." and declared he "ought to be
Mr. Peet is believed to have been
in the tri-citics several weeks ago cir
culating literature calculated to show
that there is a big graft back of the
movement to oust Senator Smoot.
Warren H. Reck has returned from
an extended eastern trip.
W. H. Lamont returns this evening
from Chicago, where he has been
spending a few days.
Mrs. S. B. Stoddard has returned
home from Minneapolis, where she
had been for three months.
L. D. Mudge and son John have re
turned fron a week's trip in Kansas,
where Mr. Mudge was called by the
death of his sister.
George Hakes, the: Yukon river en
gineer, returned today from New Or
leans, where he spent the winter. He
leaves this evening for Seattle, and will
later return to the Yukon for the open
ing of the season.
rSoelrty news, written or telcphoiu d
to the sm it-ty editor of Tl;- Afffiis, will
he glartJy receive! anil published. Hut
in either ease the identity of th sender
must lie m;ile known, to' insure relia
bility. Written notices should bear sig
nature and address.
Mrs. Mixter Hostess. Mrs. Frank
Mixter was hostess to a company of
ladies Saturday afternoon at her home,
7o4 Twentieth street, at a luncheon
complimentary to Mrs. William Mixter
and Miss Mixter of New Haven, Conn.
The afternoon was passed in a pleasant
social manner. Mrs. William Mixter
and daughter are on their way home
after having heen in attendance at
tho marriage of G. W. Mixter at Oma
T. F. F. C. Meets. The T. F. F. C.
met with Mrs-. Frank Gregory at her
home, 721 Fifth! cent h street Friday
afternoon. Music was one of the fea
tures of the afternoon's entertainment,
which was enjoyed by all. Dainty re
freshments were served by the hostess.
Democratic Committee Meets Tonight.
A meeting of the democratic city
township committee is to be held at the
Rock Island house at 7:"o this evening
for the purpose of completing the or
ganization. It i.i important that all
members bo present.
Open Wedn ssday and Saturday' NigKts, Rock Island.
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Following is the list of letters re
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