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TIIK A1I.GTTS. WEDNESDAY, APRIJ. 18, 190G.
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Wednesday, April 18, 1906.
The dives must go. Let the justice
shop system follow them.
Only words of commendation and
praise are heard on every hand of the
attitude of the city council Monday
night in condemning the dives and
adopting measures looking to their
If President Roosevelt finds it con
venient to make a tour of the west
next year the west will be mighty glad
to entertain him handsomely provid
ed always it be understood that his
trip has no relation whatever to the
presidential and congressional elec
tions of the year after.
The council has upheld clean saloons
asking for clean regulations. Anyone
who argues against such a course la
bors and makes a spectacle of himself.
There is no argument to the proposi
tion. The saloons asking for restric
tions in the interests of decency de
serve commendation. The influence
that prompted the action deserves com
mendation. The council that heeded
the prayer of the petitioners deserves
commendation. In fact the whole city
Indianapolis News: It strikes us
that we are hearing overmuch about
the reaction from the period of expos
ure of official malfeasance, as though
it had been something of a mistake.
Some papers and persons may have
. gone to excess in s-nsational methods.
But the exposures exposed and the
men criticised deserved criticism.
There is grave danger now that he
may go much too far in the other di
rection and so fail of much of the good
effect of the work that has been done.
It will be a sad day if a false public
opinion is ever formed that will pre-
vent the pursuit of corruption; that
will caute people to he afraid to at
human temperament. He is one of the
pioneers of civilization as well as one
of its greatest finishers.
A United States senator who has as
many millions as he has fingers and
toes decided to buy an automobile and
selected a machine valued at $4,000.
But before concluding the purchase he
spent a week dickering with the agent
and then he demanded all sorts ol
demonstrations. He called his son
from New York to Washington and
after the young man had examined the
machine the asent took the two for
another run. On returning he said to
the senator: "Good-by. I think I'll be
going now." "Where are you going?"
asked the cautious senator. "Why,
said the agent wearily, "I am going to
take this car up to the store and teach
it to read and write. You have de
manded everything else of it." The
senator bought the car.
Tbe Horse Still Leads.
The automobile has not discouraged
the useful animal, the horse. Official
reports show that the equine is still
paramount. In 1905 there were 17,057,
702 horses in the United States, against
14,213,837 in 1890. The export price
averaged $308.99 last year, against
$174.50 in 1S92. The horse is flesh,
blood and intelligence, and people ol
natural and practical predilections can
I have an affection for him. He has the
graces of instinct, and if he gets prop
er attention is a thing of beauty and
satisfaction. The spread of the auto
mobile is amazing, but it is still to a
great degree a fad and a toy. it is
a product of prosperous times, when
men are making money and have the
means of treating themselves to novel
ties. Its best use is for heavy delivery
transportation in cities, but it has
nothing to commend it over the horse
for family driving or pleasure riding.
It goes faster than the patient, four
footed beast, but the horse is as rapid
as is necessary. It goes at as great a
pace as ought to be permitted in the
streets of a city, and is less tempest
uous than the bellowing and snorting
motor. Anybody with human Instincts
can acquire a positive affection for a
faithful horse, but who could love a
greasy automobile, with its absurd
odors? The horse, the noblest of all
beasts if, in deed, It is not a shame
to call it a best is a creature of
bountiful and beautiful nature, while
the horseless wagon Is a senseless
ponderous machine that is not bridle-
wise, and has to be guiaea at every
motion by a man In a spectacular over
coat and wearing on his eyes horrid
goggles. The automobile has not ad
vanced much save in devilment, it is
still largely a vehicle for the transpor
tation of grotesque exhibitions. Loy
alty, to the torse is a sign of the best
The Han Francisco Disaster.
One of the greatest disasters of the
times has befallen San Francisco.
Not since the Galveston flood and'
before it the Johnstown flood, has such
a catastrophe overtaken a city on this
The earthquake shock that visited
the metropolis of the Pacific at an
early hour this morning is filled witn
horror in all its attending circum
stances and conditions.
The eyes of the entire nation and of
the world are in a twinkling turned to
the city of the Golden Gate, and hearts
rended with pain and pity will prompt
deeds of generosity and humanity to
an afflicted people.
San Francisco is not unaccustomed
to seismic shocks, and the present dis
turbance will be attributed by scien
tists to the same causes that occa
sion the volcanic eruptions of Vesu
vius. So that while the people of the
Pacific slope may have been in meas
ure prepared for a quake, one of such
astounding proportions was, of course,
The work of relief will accompany
the clearing away of the debris. The
entire nation may be relied upon to
respond to whatever extent may be
necessary to relieve the distress and
And in proportion to what it has al
ways done, Rock Island may be counted
upon to do its full share. In this spirit
The Argus, as in the past, will cheer
fully and earnestly cooperate.
In the hour of overwhelming misfor
tune San Francisco will look to the
world for aid, and that aid will not
Strong I'ointw In Itlley's Speech.
The view which Senator Bailey of ;
Texas has urged since the opening or j
the rate bill debate and which he has j
again set forth with great force, that !
congress has complete power over the i
jurisdiction ana procedure or lnierior
federal courts, has been gaining ac
ceptance in the senate and in public
opinion. It is conceded that congress
cannot alter the jurisdiction of the su
preme court, which is conferred direct
by the constitution itself, but it also
provides that "congress" shall have
power to constitute tribunals inferior
to the supreme court. This grant is in
eluded in the enumeration of the pow
ers of congress. In the article dealing
with the jadiciary it is provided
that the judicial power of the United
States shall be vested in one supreme
court and in such inferior courts as
the congress may from time to time
ordain and establish."
The practical point is that Senator
Bailey's interpretation opens wide the
door of congress to destroy absolutely
the injunction power of the district and
circuit courts, so far as suspending the
rates fixed by the interstate commerce
commission pending judicial review
thereof is concerned. This would solve
one of the most formidable problems
in the effort for more efficient railroad
control, which is to prevent the inter
minable and expensive delays insep
arable from judicial dealing with this
The position held by many other able
lawyers is the exact reverse, denying
outright to congress authority to an
nul the injunction power of "inferior
courts" any more than of the supreme
court, in which "the judicial power of
the United States" is vested by article
3 of the constitution: the power grant
ed to congress in article 1 "to consti
tute inferior tribunals" having no ref
erence to the former, and being the
grant under which congress has con
stituted a variety of tribunals, like
tribunals for adjusting claims, from
which the power of injunction and
other like powers could be withheld.
Such "tribunals," according to this
view, are not "courts" in the constitu
tional sense, which vests in a court
when congress ordains it, all the com
mon law and historic powers, includ
ing that of injunction, as they were
understood when the constitution was
Such a construction, add3 the Omaha
Bee, although it has been quite com
monly entertained or assumed, would
obviously put a straight jacket upon
congress so far as concerns putting
fnto effect commission.fixed rates until
the courts in appeal should finally have
passed upon them. And, with its com
panion theory that every point in rate
proceedings before the interstate com
merce commission must be appealable
and retriable in the courts, the unes
capable result would be to throw the
whole subject of rate regulation and
railroad control in general over into
the exclusive disposal of the courts. In
fact transforming commission pro
ceedings into an additional source ol
delay, confusion, cost and aggravation.
Although the issue of constitutional
construction is" so radical and sweep
ing that it must finally go to the su
preme court .for settlement, Senator
Bailey has done valuable service in
enforcing upon tke attention of the
senate and the public an alternative
view under which this issue can be
' m.ooPBm V Woodbury's preparations.
J$c$2? f choice 15c
Witch Hizel,8 oz.bot.. 10c
Bay Rum. 8 oz. bottle. 15c
Moth Balls, per pound. 5c
Colgate Cashmere Soap.
9 kia ........ 25c
Colgate Pine Tar Soap. 9c a bar or, 3 bars 25c
"They Store That Saves You Money."
YOUNG & McCOM
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
50c, 75c, $1.00
TT is characteristic of this store to give a heaped up and running over measure; you have probably noticed this. It pertains to every de-
partment. Our salespeople seem anxious that you shall get full value. It is not any large-heartedness on our part, it is a settled business
policy to give every customer full value for his money, and a little more if possible. We like to sell you good goods, things we know will
wear well, look well and be satisfactory. We have satisfactory articles in every department; of course, some are more reasonable than others
but our goods are the best of their class. Nothing short of perfect confidence in our prices could induce such cordial response to our
efforts as have been shown during the 7 Days Carpet and Rug Sale which began last Saturday.
Stylish Wraps, Suits, Skirts
At Very Moderate Prices
""NE of the very important features of our
superb equipped suit section is the tempt
ing economic inducements which we are
offering at present. Never have we offered
such enticing suits and wraps at such low
prices, including the pony tight-fitting, tourist
and jaunty Eton styles in all the new Spring
shades. It will pay you to make a yisit to
this department, they go at such popular
Suits, $8.50, $10.00. $17.50
Jackets, $3.98, $5.98, $6.75
Skirts, $2.98, $3.98, $5.00
Women's Hats with Lustre
at $3.50 and $4.50
WOMEN who know and appreciate epicur
ean Millinery are enthusiastic admirers
of these lovely hats which we are showing at
3.50 and 4.50. They're just out of our own
workroom and are as neat, stylish and dainty
as you'll see in many a day. At this price
they're marked below the usual price for
such hats. Especial showing of these Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday.
Ready-to-wear Misses' Hats, new sailor
shapes, turbans, etc. at 2.50 and 3.50.
Ladies' and Children's Underwear
JUST at this time of the year when everyone
is forced to don a lighter weight Underwear,
these prices will appeal very strongly. They
will be placed on sale tomorrow only at the
50 dozen Ladies' low
neck, sleeveless Union
Suits, made of the finest
yarn; buy these
while you can at
60 doz. Ladies' bleached
large sizes, 3 for
Children's light weight
Munsing Union Suits, long '
sleeves,- half sleeves and
sleeveless, all styles COs?
and sizes, only OUw
Sole agents for Ladies'
and Children's celebrated
A, 10 dozen of the very
latest Ladies' white
belts, silk embroidered, a belt
that is not only pretty, but very
Serviceable, regular price 25c,
but while they last, 1 Of
tomorrow only . . .
This department affords some
great offerings in Ladies' Hand
Bags. Ask to see the one we
are selling at 50c.
WILL you come and see these?
I guess yes. A carnival of
bargains, and we will sell them
quickly. Here are a few, how do
you like them?
Best American blue and silver
gray calico, bring the wlio!c
neighborhood. We have plenty,
on sale Thursday, and rost of
week, per yard 4'.c
1S00 yds. 30-in. fine Ion fo'J
cambric Percales, regular 12c
kind, balance of week, yd., 8"ic
13 pieces, about 800 yards Silk
oline Draperies, better buy these
now while the opportunity affords
Itself. Thursday and the two days
following at, per yard 4'Lc
Corded Madras, 3(Mn. wide, reg
ular 12ic quality, balance oT
w eek only 9' :,c
At at a Saving Tomorrow.
1 1 f 500 yards all silk ribbon, black and
colors. 5 inches wide, regular price
15c per yard, tomorrow at a saving
to you at, per yard 1 1 w
To Go On Sale Tomorrow
Just received 25 dozen Ladies' Hem
stitched Cambric Handkerchiefs, 1-4 and
1-2 inch hems, sells regularly at 5c, they
go on sale tomorrow, each
Extra Special Children's Hose
pHE offering of such values as these in Children's Hose is sure
to attract the attention of every mother. They will give
good service and eager buyers will grab them quick.
Children's black cotton Hose, extra We have just received CO dozen
heavy weight, sizes 6 to 9, just 13 Children's fine ribbed Stockings,
dozen left, tomorrow they go at 13c sizes 5 to 9'!.. for quick action they
pair, 2 pairs for 28c, CTCr e tomorrow at 20c per
or 4 pairs for 50C pair, or 3 pair for
The new F. P. Corset, military front,
two sets of Hose Supperters, for to
morrow and balance of week 1.50
value 1.39, and the 1.00 value
Toadies' Muslin Skirts, with
foundation flounce; also deep
top flounce with three 1 ii-cti
tucks and embroidered edge.
regular $1.00 value,
balance of week .
Ladies' Muslin Skirts foun
dation flounce, has a deep top
India linen flounce with pin
tucks and embroidered inser
tion, would be a bargain at
at $1.50, coming three days
Only Three Days More of
7 Days Carpet and Rug Sale
PS the time draws near for the close of the greatest sale of
Carpets, Rugs, Lace Curtains, etc., the watchful buyers must
not let this money-saving opportunity go by. We are more
than pleased with the business done thus far, and the heaviest
buying is yet to be done. We have placed on sale each day
some extra special, and tomorrow we will stay right
in line by giving you the best 30c Ingrain Carpet on
the market for, per yard
We still have some of that Tapestry Brussels, 27- A f
inches wide, without borders, regular price 69c and Lvj C
75c per yard, choice during this sale, per yard . . .
We are selling lots of the Colonial and Smith's Wilton
Velyets, these carpets sell regularly at 1.15, 1.25 and
1.35 per yard, but during this sale, choice per yard .
: i-gwf i3fi iftv a$
A VALUABLE SECOND.
My friend Dawes was as gentle a
being a I ever knew. One day ho sur
prised me by making reference to a
duel be had once fou.ilit in the soiiih.
"You?" I exclaimed. "lo ym mean
to tell me that you have fought u
"I thought you were opposed to duel
'I am. if happened this way: When
a young ilis'i 1 lived in Ohio, a state, a?
you know, which then bordered ca
slave states. A gentleman fr.oin Ken
tucky, Chester (Jay, came across the
Ohio river and persuaded me to em
bark some capital with hini In ralsiug
blooded stock in the blue grass region.
I was pleased with the idea of an open
air Ojcenpation I was not in very good
health and accepted his oJTer. lie was
twenty years my senior and in every
way a line man. But he was modest
and never told me what I learned in
time that he was very nervy. He was
afterward killed leading a Confederate
regiment at tbe battle of Shiloh.
-'iWe-had stocked our farui and every
thing was" running "smoothly when
Abraham Lincoln was elected president.
The announcement was a signal for an
opening of those secession guns that
boomed sharply and , successively for
some months. Gay was opposed to se
cession, and I would have had no trou
ble had it not been for a red mouthed
man, one of the numerous 'colonels'
of the south, culled Plummer, who,
knowing that I was a northern man,
perfectly satisfied with the existing na
tioaal status, made It his business to
drive me ont of the state. I learned
afterward that he wished to marry a
girl I had met and to whom I wa? be
coming much attached. He was a good,
deal of a gambler, as some of the F. F.
K.'s were in those days, and a noted
duelist that is, he bad been 'out' a
number of times and was a dead shot.
"I kept my mouth closed as to politics,
but thct did not save me. One evening
in the office room of a hotel Colonel
riummer approached me and fired a
number of insulting remarks that
called for resentment.' I paid no at
tention to him, for I saw his intention
to force me into a fight, but went im
mediately to Mr. Gay for advice in the
matter. He sat thinking for a few
minutes, then said quietly:
" 'You're one the horns of a dilemma.
One horn is that you must give up
your Interest In our stock farm and
this hrve affair of TOUTS. lQr.XQjaw.QUld
not be justified fn marrying a'glrrivrth
your reputation smirched as it would
be among her associates and her fam
ily unless you resent a public Insult.
The other Iwrn is to challenge rium
mer. My advice is for you to challenge
him. After that you can leave the
state, if you like, with an unsullied
" 'That Is, if I leave it at all. Be
sides. I ntn bitterly opposed to dueling.'
" 'Oil. I don't think there will be much
"There was an unfathomable expres
sion on my frleud's face. I questioned
hju further, but could get no satisfac
tory explanation of his meaning, nis
wish that I should fight and the belief
that a failure to dp so would cost me
the girl I desired to make my wife de
cided me. Besides, I didn't like such
treatment and was seized with the de
sire to bore a hole In, riummer. I had
never "been out, but I was no mean
shot with either rifle or pistol. I sent
riummer a challenge through Gay.
"A meeting was arranged to take
place in the early morning at a seclud
ed spot ou the Kentucky river. I ar
rived with my friend before the op
posing party and I confess felt much
depressed, but when the others ap
peared the sight of my enemy and the
remembrance of his abusive language
of the night before made me hot. I
forgot prejujuejgud Jhe
chances of being killed. It had been
arranged that we were to light with
Ierriugers at forty paces and continue
till the principals were both sntislied.
We took our positions, the seconds
withdrawing a little distane-e and load
ing the weapons. As soon as they had
done this Gay approached me and
handed mine to nie. while IMumraer's
pei'ond did the same for him.
"It was an unpleasant half minute
while I stooil there looking at the muz
zle of a pistol In the hand of a dead
shot. Gay gave the signal, and we
fired ajnjost together. 1 was so certain
that I had been hit that I lmaginod I
felt warm blood trickling from my
breast. But I stood stock r-tiU. There
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was a most surprise 1 expression on my
enemy's face. lie had aimel nt th
center of my lody, and yet I was un
harmed. He called fw another Khot.
His second trhl to diasuado him, but
failed, and the pistols were reloaded.
"The next time riummer tired a sec
ond or two after me, and I knew li
was taking a deliberate aim. Never
theless neither of us was touched. TbI
lime the look on the colonel's face was
more than surprise; it was astonish
ment. He threw down his weapon and
" 'By Geo'ge, gentlemen, I'll neve' fl'o
a pistol again. My eyesight must have
gone back of me. I've been out a doz
en times and neve' missej uiy man be
fo.V "The affair was ended. and I was mys
tified. I had not the confidence in my
aim that the colonel had in his, but I
had expected at least to wing my ene
my. As Gay and I tlrove away togeth
er be said to me, I told you there
woudn't bo much danger.'
" 'IUit bow did you know? I nsked.
"He whispered his reply In my ear s
that th2 driver kIiouM not h-ar: 'I toM
hist second tint If the-pistol were not
loaded with blank cartridges he'el havo
to settle with me. He didn't put in
any IeaeL " BI1UCE FAllKER.
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