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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY, MAltCII 23, 100C.
Published Dally and Weekly t 1624
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By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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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.
Friday, March 23, 1906.
Why not make the title of the so
called 'Citizens' league" alliterative?
Who says Itus.-r4 is a puor country?
Why a couple of merchants in Moscow
failed the other day for $i:.50o.0oi.
Secretary Taft has agreed to deliver
four lectures next month before Yale
university on "The Responsibility of
The West Virginian arrested for sell
ins whisky in bars of soap may plead
that all well regulated "bars" are sup
plied with whisky.
The president seems to have fallen
back on his mainstay, a high level
Panama canal. If that is decided
against him. he can insist that he was
rlht. after all, but nobody knew it
Whatever may be the president's im
pression regarding the success of his
administration the events of the past
few days must have convinced him
that the leading men in his own party
are too dense to comprehend his pol
It is a fairly clear inference from the
president's statement that Secretary
Taft will go upon the bench of the
United States supreme court in the
autumn. The president merely an
nounces that he will not publish his
decision as to the nomination until a
A newsboy at Venice, a beach resort
of California, near Los Angeles, has
discovered a secret for tempering cop
per. He exhibits a copper ax and sev
t ial knives tempered, to the hardness
rf steel. The boy's parents, who are
very poor, have been offered $1,500,000
to release all claims to the invention.
- Judge William C. Marshall of the
supreme court of Missouri has ten
tiered his resignation to Governor Folk
to take effect April 1. IJis reason for
s doing, he says, is that the salary
paid to a judge of the supreme court
$4,5i a year, is inadequate. This
makes the third resignation from the
supreme court bench of that state
within recent years for the same rea
due consideration for the wishes of
th?ir constituents, with their own fates
trembling in the balance."
In other words, the voters of the
west and middle west have lost control
of the men whom they sent to Wash
ington to represent their wishes and
interests in national legislation.
When these men were elected the
question of statehood for the south
western territories was overshadowed
by the larger question of the election
of a president of the United States
They were not instructed on statehood
and when they are made acquainted
with the will of their districts they re
ject it, presumably under the spell of
the speaker's "pork bar'l."
And, though there is no sectional
feeling in the middle west against the
southwest, the leading republican or
gan of St. Louis, in the spirit of nar
row partisan sectionalism, advises
these republicans of the house to stand
pat on the provisions of the original
house bill making joint statehood for
Arizona and Xew Mexico a rider on
that for Oklahoma and Indian Terri
Some unnamed "leaders" of the re
publican party have issued a rescript
to the effect that the interests of the
party require that two states be made
now of the four southwestern terri-
jtories. and this dictum is set up as the
higher law to be observed by republi
can members of the house rather than
the will of the republican voters in the
Under these conditions ex-Governor
Yates campaign to reestablish the po
litical independence of his state and
of its subdivisions is in many ways the
most important of the year. The Bri
ish government and the French gov
ernment have learned by experience
that safety lies only in paying atten
tion to the declared will of those who
make and unmake parliaments and ad
ministrations. It is a lesson which re
publican bosses in Washington have
yet to learn.
In order to get even with Richard
Mansfield, who has announced his re
tirenient from the stage to take place
three years hence. Olga Xethersole
gives out the statement that she will
turn her back on the theater forever
eight years from now. Now, suggests
the Quincy Herald, if Lewis Morrison
would startle us with the statement
that he would quit presenting "Faust
o'j years nence, our cup oi sorrow
would be full.
Members of the Xew York Bar asso
ciation are trying to agree upon a plan
by which judicial nominations may be
taken out of the political field. A com
mittee of 25 of the best known men of
the bar will confer with representa
tives of the two great political organ
izations and try to arrange for a non
partisan judicial ticket. Six new
judges of the first division of the su
preme court will be elected next fall,
and as the terms of several of the old
judges will expire, this is believed to
be a favorable time to attempt the sep
aration of the bench and politics. Ev
erywhere the sentiment is growing for
a non-partisan bench.
A lesson Vet to ba Liearnrd.
St. I.oms Republic: An instructive
commentary upon the campaign which
er.-Governor Yates is making against
federal interference in state politics
in Illinois is the question, foremost in
Washington these days, whether a so-
called representative in congress owes
a higher duty to the speaker of the
house or to the constituents who sent
The news from Washington, even
through republican channels. leaves no
doubt that republican members of the
house from the west and the middle
west have been deluged with letters
and telegrams from their districts urg
ing them to vote for the statehood bill
as amended by the senate. Many of
them have been directly warned that
"success r '- rolls next fall depends
upon their course with respect to this
And yet. says a Washington special
of these members are" wavering be- "neniiy.
tween loyalty to Speaker Cannon and SCOTT & EOWXE. 409 Paul Street, New York.
It has developed recently that the
spy system is not only fully approved
by the president, but that he is really
the inventor of what is known as the
French system. This is evident from
his conduct in tiie famous beef pack
ers cases In Chicago. His subordi
nates have boldly applied to the post
masters to furnish them information to
be used in the prosecution of the pack
ers. Many of the men who handle the
letters of the public have complied
with this demand, but some have re
tained their freedom and have de
clined to play the spy upon their neigh
They prefer to lose their positions
rather than degrade themselves by
following their nefarious instructions.
and no doubt it will soon devolve on
the newspapers to chronicle the dis
missal of various postmasters from the
service. It i found that thousands of
secret service men under the direction
tf the president are on duty in a dozen
or more states, where they, are en
gaged in assisting in this work.
The whole system is disgraceful and
heretofore unknown in the United
States. It is called the French system
because it prevails in France, where
every man is at the mercy of some spy
hired by some one in authority. That
these spies are employed to hunt down
criminals is no excuse for adopting
the system to hunt down simple and
technical violations of the law, and it
frequently occurs that these petty offi
cials draw into their nets the innocent
as well as the guilty. Men in the most
exalted positions sometimes find them
selves shadowed by the president's de
tectives and their most innocent act
distorted into crimes of which they
have no knowledge.
Thus we are drifting into a form of
government which its founders never
WARM FIGHT IN PRIMARY
Davenport Republicans Mix Things in
the Fifth Ward.
Davenport republicans held their
primaries last night and developed an
unusually warm fight in the Fifth
ward, where ex-Alderman "W. W. Loin-'
ger, who is trying to again break into
the council, clashed with C. C. Smith.
The latter won out 270 to 148. Mr.
Lunger may run as an independent.
He charges Mayor Phillips with tak
ing a hand in ward politics to put him
on the hummer.
Saturday Evening, Morch 24th
1. Mmrch "This Rosk ofth Alhambra" Hosroer
- Noveltte Intermezzo "Glc amino Star" HsKer
3. Selection "LadvTiazle" Roberts
4. Wal r frou "The Land of Nod" "Sams Old Moos" Howard
5. Xylophone Solo "Bcj Hra Chariot Race" Paull
C. l!arch-"STARS asd Stripes Fobeveb" .... Sous
7. A Russian Dance "Sitka" Atherton
s. Musical Fantasy "The Storks" Chapin
!. Kjlophone Solo "Popclak Melodies' Ballon
10. Characteristic "Pmsciiaa' Henrv
11. Mazurka "Br ffai.o BtM.s" Auerbach
l- March "The Chases" Ruby
Special Selections on the Xylophone and the Trap
Drum and Hells by Mr. Jebe.
Jeginning Saturday morning and run
ning into the following week, we will
sell two great books.
$1 .50 edition
Man on the Box.
We have just 50 of each at this low price. Never
sold before at less than $1.0S for the $1.50 edition,
this time we say 49c
In the playing card section, picture back playing
cards, ivory finish, gilt edge, sold in most stores
at f0e, here for a few days,
MEN'S SPR.ING SHIR.TS
patterns and styles of shirts to interest
every man. Specially attractive prices.
25 dozen fancy corded Madras in blue, tan, grey
and black stripes, separate cuffs, extra valu C O
at 75c, this lot only OC
Cluett, .Monarch and other leading brands shirts in
pleated, coat and negligee styles, separate or de
tached culfs in all the new stripes and neat figured
designs, an Immense assortment to pick ft"7
from at $1.45 and VC
ETON AND PONY SUITS
made of hard twist Pa
nama in grey, blue and
black, also pretty wor
sted checks, satin lined
handsome styles, care
fully tailored, 3-4
length sleeves, very
new, these $22 Suit
The ladies suit
section eclipses all
former seasons in
variety and beauty
of styles and mater
ials, prices range
from $5. to 545.00
WOMEN'S SPRING COATS
will keep them
short box coats of
good Covert Cloth
2.t4. Tight fit
ting, hardtwist Co
40-inch Coats of
fancy mixed goods,
about a dozen
LMJ a KmiLL
THIRD AVENUETHROUCH TO SECOND
WE made a rery low offer for a choice assorted lot of jrllt belts and eo
the whole business. There are about 50 styles In all. iuc.udin em
broidered (rlli belts and handsome Imported French pntienis. 'J":" viuJ
are 5oe to 2 00. We are enabled to price them at 2SC lO $ I 25
Thii will be the great belt opportunity of the season-
GREAT OPENING DISPLAY AND SALE OF SPRING
DRESS GOODS AND SILKS
T EGINN1NG SATURDAY,
MARCH 24TH, AND CONTINUING ALL NEXT WEEK.
Includina all the leading weaves and colors in foreign and domestic productions. some
most fabrics in full color assortments to be found In our Dress Goods Section are:
of the fore
Wm, F. Read's Lansdownes, white, black and
all the leading correct colors, per yard, $1.25
Wm. F. Read's 56 in. rain proof cloths, yd 1.50
Wm. F. Read's Crepe de Paris, a beautiful
filmy silk and wool fabric, black, cream and all
leading colors, yard 98 C
Arnold's Henriettas in black, cream and all
leading colors, yd., $1.00, 75c and 50c
Botany Worsted Mills perfection of weaves in
Nuns Veilings, Batistes, Outings, Serges, Pana-
Vill mark this as the most unusual dress goods and silk event in the annals of our merchandising.
Each Morning at 9:30 Each Afternoon at 2:30
Rare purchases of the most wanted spring wool and silk dress fabrics will be offered for sale at
prices that will demonstrate beyond all argument the supremacy of this dress goods and silk section.
All the fabrics offered for sale will be the latest weaves for Spring and Summer wear.
mas, etc., in white, black and all desirable shades,
yard, $1.50, 98c. 75c and 50c.
H. A. Caeser & Co. 's exqusite Rouboix, France,
black and white line checks, gray checks and
seashore suitings, at $1.50 and $1.00 the yard.
And other leading importers and manufacturers
lines of dress fabrics that give, the wearer the sat
isfaction and elegance only to be found in the
fabrics of these high class makers.
Saturday and Monday a.t 9:30 a. m.
piFTY pes. all wool Albatross in deli
cate evening shades, and colors, for
day wear, including white, cream, and
black, a limit of one dress pat
tern to a customer, per yd. . . .
Saturday txnd Monday a.t 2:30 p. m.
"pHREE THOUSAND yds. fine 75c to $1.25 silks in the
correct checks in black, and white, both Louisines
and Taffetas; 27 inch black taffeta, made to sell at $1.00 j
a yd; 20 inch rich satin stripe plaids, $1.00 quality; gray i
iaUV.J 3 !!.: UIULll 111 UClUdUU, it 11 ClCga.ll I. I.U1JCCUWU Ul
high class silks at 2:30 p. m.
Saturday and Monday, all per yard
SOME SENSATIONAL PRICES will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at
9:20 and Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at 2:30. It will be a great week in our dress goods sec
tion. Come any day, every day if jtou can, and get your share of the rich offerings.
SPECIALS FOR. SATUR
DAY AND MONDAY
ryy HOSE delicious
L Rubel - Allegretti
Chocolate Creams in
handsome one pound
boxes, for two nr.
days, pound.. . 3V3
For two days, elegant
glass bottles r
10c Brilliants.. ..
For two days fresh
roasted salted pea
nuts, per iCir
At 2 o'clock each day,
Saturday and Monday,
women's 15c fancy
At 4 o'clock each day,
Saturday and Monday,
mill lengths of the
heavy yard wilDe sheet
ing, worth 9c. C J r
None at wholesale.
Good size wash bowl
and pitcher, O
10-quart tin "7
water pails, for ... i
Perforated "chair seats,
all shapes, A
Kurtz celebrated gas
saver ovens, for quick
baking, roasting, boil
ing, heating flat irons,
Saturday at 2:30, draw
ers, umbrella st3"le,
good material. Cp
full mffle edges .
MONDAY, all day,
gowns, high necks,
trimmed with lac or
very special yV
Saturday and Monday,
white petticoats, um
brella style, beautifully
trimmed with lace or
embroidery, 1 9p
half value OK
Saturday, at 9:30,
ladies' muslin or cam
bric corset C
25 pieces yard wide
twilled drapery and
worth 11c per yard,
while they (A.
last, yard IVV
Satuitlay and Mondey,
all day, each day, best
union taffeta silk um
brellas, several colors
with fancy borders,
worth up to $2.25, for
two days, .1 Oft
only . Uy
bert's), bottle for5yC
William's barbers bar
shaving soap, OC
6 for AmDVr
Dr. Lyon's Tooth "7r
Powder, each v
La Blache Face Pow
der, 50c box, 'flr
Creme Marquise Skin
$ NEEDLEWORK LESSONS FREE!
rJHUESDAY and Thursday afternoons from 2 to 4 o'clock,
expert instructions in all kinds of needlework. Con
sider this a personal invitation. Special inducement to
those joining the class on these two days, we wiJl sell any
stamped doylie, center piece, corset cover, etc., at just
QUR MARCH SALE
prices are sending new fur
niture into thousands of Tri
City homes, many were al
ready our customers, but
scores are visiting our Furni
ture and Carpet Dept. for the
A splendid line of rockers,
in oak, Mahogany and weath
ered oak, exceptional values
for the March Sale.
This large rocker, solid oak,
high back, broad arms,
$3.50 value for
Go-Carts, like illustration,
rubber tires, folds
flat, price UVJJ
A great variety of reclining
and sleeping coaches,
prices ranging $3.73 to
Metal Beds, like illustration, full size
posts, extcntion foot, brass vases, all
colors and 6lzes for the C
March Sale Z..DJ
A carload of new brass and iron q
beds to show you, prices $1.2. to. v) vl
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE OLD BEECH TREE.
In the Edinburgh Uni
versity three human lungs lie
side by side. One is of an
Eskimo and is snow white.
In life, this would be ruddy
with rich blood. Another is
that of a coal-miner and is
black. The other is of a town
dweller and is a dirty slate
gray, as are the lungs of most
city residents. That's why
consumption thrives in cities.
Ulie reason Wliy OCOtt S near w lilcli his property was located
Emulsion does SO much tO n,,d " a,IK''K t a stone station that
T. J nad taken the place of the frame one
keep down consumption is he u;l(1 known sls n uy timiC(l n ,r.
because it helps to keep the er to find the omnibus that used to
lungs clean and supplies take ilsjw:wrs !l th direction he
U " -.i, i II 'j T. wished to go. Instead he found trolley
tnem with rich, red blood. It ., ..,r s...h,- r,.. 1
makes the lunors eerm-re- instead of the twiee n "day trips re
sisting. If the body is run mer,y I,,,,de l,y the "1,mihus- Entwins
rl,rr, A U.UU : 1 a cal- iu ,,:,,f :,' 'r he was at nidge-
wood, the name givea to the suburb lie
sought, and alighted at a real estate
ollice. The a.ent met hira at the door
and be."a:i a:i effort to induce him to
part with his property.
-".LjlfiyCi.wafit.to sgll tho oiajjlage."
Ilayward Cook sat in his ollice in the
city reading a proposition to buy the
old homestead of his family. Fifteen
I years before he had left it, a large
j brick house standing in a four acre lot
about five miles from what had since
iMH-ome a great city. A suburb had
been established taking in his prop
erty, and he had had offers for it from
time to time, which he had declined,
but now an offer hail come so far be
yond the rest that he considered it
worth while to go and look into It.
Taking n train, he went to the eitv
down and health is at a low
ebb Scott's Emulsion will
build it up quickly and per-
said Cook. "I've always tnought that
when I got through with my present
business I'd come back and enjoy my,
"Home?" said the agent. "You
wouldn't want to live in a house with
trolley cars running by it all day and
nil night, a hospital backing up against
you and a noisy school on the opposite
This staggered the owner, and he
said he would go and have a look for
himself. The agent offered to drive
him there, but he declined. The truth
is he drended to have a witness pres
ent when he inspected the house and
grounds where he had spent a happy
youth, ne started alone and on foot!
and found the place Just as It had been'
described. There was the familiar
house dingy with nge nnd the grounds
full of saplings that had grown up
about the roots of the larger trees.
The summer house was falling to
pieces, and the well house had entire
ly,' disappeared. He entered the for
mer and stood among the ruins. On
that seat now rotten and partly fallen
he had sat beside Lucy Dean the even
ing before he went away and told her:
that some day he would come back a
rich man and they would be married.
Lucy had long been put In the back
ground, while he had been engaged in.
a fierce struggle to make himself rich.
lie turned away from this corpse of:
his former home, resolved that he
a wooa nnout unit a nine up what had
been the road it was now the street
near where Lucy had lived and i:i
which they bad often played as chil
dren. lie well remembered that he
had cut his name and Lucy's on the
bark of a beech tree there, and he
wondered if any trace of it was left.
The suburb had not yet taken in the
v,"ol. though there were several houses
built ou the street at different parts of
it. Cook looked about for landmarks
that would point to the tree he sought
and finally found it in the back yard
of one of the houses. Climbing a fence,
he entered the ground and went to its
base. Looking up, he could faintlj- dis
tinguish his initials and those of Lucy
Dean cut eighteen years ago.
In a moment the busy life that had
formed through years a barrier be
tween him and his little love seemed to
him like n mist borne away on the
wings of the wind.
A colored servant came out of the
house, and he called to her. She ap
proached, and he said:
"I wonder if your master would sell
"I only got a mistress, an' she won't
sell dat tree fo' sartin, surer
"My mistress had a lover when she
war a Icetle gal a no 'count fella', I
reckon. He cut his an' her letters ob
de names ou de bark ob dat tree.
When he went away he promised to
come back to her. aa' he hain't nebberj
voiiie. iont i iuu. tie wwrc iretlln.
Cook stood looking at her stupidly,
for awhile, then he asked:
"Is your mistress at home?"
"Vas, but it won't do no good to try
to buy dat tree. She won't sell It to
Cook gained an entrance to the
house, where he was received by a
woman of thirty-three or thirty-four
who had not yet parted with all the
freshness of youth.
"I would like to buy that tree In
your yard with some letters cut on it."
he said. "Your maid has informed me
that you prize It though the man who
made It a treasure to you has proved
unworthy. He promised you in the
summer house of his father's TiJace
that when he had made his fortune he
would come back and claim you. Well,
he has been absent a Jong while, but
he has come at last. Lucy, do you
She stood with her eyes fixed on hira
In a stare for some moments after he
had spoken the last words, then turned
with bent head. Cook went to her and
took her hand and put an arm about
The Cook homestead was sold for a
fortune In Itself. Indeed, though Hay
ward Cook had struggled hard be had
not amassed a fortune. The increased
value of the homestead land, however,
gave him a sufficiency, and he built a
home near the city of bis adoption, and
after its completion be. brought Lucy
Dean as his wife t occupy I! Ii a
summer house n the place is a wet ion
of n Iteacu tree which serves for a
bench. ' ALICE CHHISVEK.
Have you pains in the back, inflam
mation of any kind, rheumatism, faint
ing spells, indigestion or constipation?
Ilollibter's Rocky Mountain Tea makes
you well, k-eps you well. Coc. T. II.
On Stoves flM
ror sale by David Don, Rock Intmid
Hardware company, Jo oil T. .'o.'io...r,
&nd J. J. Curgesa A Co.