Newspaper Page Text
THF ARGT'X. SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1900.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1C24
Second avenue, Rook Island, I1L (En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 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
tioru No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
anl sensible primary law?
What is to be done-now?
Are we assured of any better re
suits this time? By no means.
Half a mii- c
Saturday, April 21, 1906.
Out of the abundance of the heart
the purse speaketh. Loosen tip the
strings and help San Francisco.
There is no time towaste. If ynrj
propose doing your part for the relief
of the destitute in San Francisco, do
It matters not what others may do.
or how little j-ou contribute. It is
the disposition that counts. Contrib
ute your mite to the San Francisco
The only silver lining that can come
to San Francisco's woe will be fur
nished by those who give of their stores
for the relief of the suffering. Every
body can help some in this.
Tile Jacksonville Journal says that
the primary election law was adopted
in order to give the supreme court a
chance to kill It. it so it was a great
success, as there is nor even the iicce
sity of an inquest.
It may with reason be asked what
use the last general assembly made of
its time during the session. The only
measure of importance enacted, the
primary election law. has been declared
unconstitutional and the legislature has
been reconvened to thf work over
San Francisco will rise Phoenix lik
from flame and ruin just as Chicago
did. just as Johnstown and (Salvesfon
did from the devastation of the flood
and just as hnv the cities in the old
world on which Vesuvius has from
time to time poured its phials of mol
Former Governor Richard Yates has
one quality which a stump speaker, the
role in which he has been figuring of
late, should possess lie is not easily
nonplussed by an unexpected situation.
He was in the midst of a speech when
the news reached him that the supreme
court had knocked the primary elec
tion law. He at once continued his ad
dress with the statement that the un
constitutional portions had been in
jected by its enemies for the express
purpose of injuring him. He discarded
his former position that he was respon
sible for thf law with neatness ;uid
President Roosevelt hastens to men
tion that he never approved of the Il
linois primary election law. That is
certainly a popular position, as it is
difficult in the light of what has hap
pened to find a single man who will
admit that he did. It is remembered.
however, that it was a republican in
vention, passed by a republican house
and senate and signed by a republican
governor. The ilemocratic measure,
acknowledged to be the better of the
two, was rejected on various partisan
grounds. At the present tim the dem
ocrats have another bill before the leg
islature which republicans admit
should be passed: but will it be? Yes.
it will be passed over.
Baltimore Sun: The Mosquito Ex
termination society of Brooklyn claims
to have been the first organization or
the land In the field this season wit":,
its work of human blessing. The mem
bers of the society who are fathers
have dropped the baby coaches for thc
time being and entered with a hearty
zeal upon the work of chasing the fes
tive mosquito from the stagnant
swamps. The energy of the society is
to be directed this season to the exter
mination of the swamps in which the
mosquitos breed as well as the mos
quitos themselves. The Brooklyn so
ciety is setting the country a fine ex
ample. It is never too early lo begin,
but it is never very wise to boast, anc
in boasting of her precedence in the
war against the common pest Brooklyn
has not only bragged, but blundered.
In Baltimore the war against the mos
quito never ends.
Pntn ed QueKtiona Kasily Aniwerfd.
Wio is responsible .for the primary
law? The republican party.
Who I : ;crr.onsible for the extra ses
sion of the legislature? The republi
What will it cost the taxpayers of the
state for the perverseness of the leg
islature in refusing to pass a decent
The Kvll of the Justice 8nop System.
Since the proceeding in a Rock Is
land justice court, wherein a citizen
against whom nothing but the allega
tion, and that prompted indisputably
by vicious and vindictive motives, had
been offered, was bound over to the
grand jury, there has been probably
more agitation of the evils of the jus
tice shop system in Rock Island than
ever before. And now that the city
council has adopted the course essen
tial to the elimination of the dives
provided the law is enforced the nxt
move in the interest of public morals,
to say nothing of the protection of the
citizen against the scheming, conspir
ing grafter, is to wipe out the justice
The abuse of the local court is not
a new phase of the control of public
institutions. It is but another evidence
of the rottenness that will ensue where
any man or body of unscrupulous men.
taking advantage of the quiet indiffer
ence of the people generally to what is
going on. build up a system out of
which they may thrive, hiving off
"protection" himself, the man who
preys upon vice must needs have "pro
tection." lie must have, first of all.
the justice courts under his- coutrol.
andasfaras possible he must have a pull
with some of the officers of the county
courts. This being the case, his high
est ambition is to keep in touch with
the stale's attorney and if possible
with the sheriff.
The Argus has from time to time
discussed the low condition into which
the local courts in Rock Island have
been degenerating, and has always in
sisted that some day there would be
an awakening. Slowly perhaps, but
just as surely as one day succeeds
another, events are shaping themselves
to bring about that awakening. Some
years ago, the justice shop system in
Chicago became such a curse that it
was made the prime issue in the local
election, with the result that it was
wiped off the earth. Conditions had
gone from bad to worse until no man
was safe unless he stood in with the
gang. Innocent men were bound over
to the grand jury because either they
offended the gang or refused to pay
tribute to it. The characters of some
of the best citizens of Chicago were
smirched, whjle men of low instincts
who ought to have been behind prison
bars, and some of whom now are
there, strutted the streets cocks of the
Not all of the justice courts of Rock
Island have became debauched, and it
may be that not all of the constables
are in hands of the gang that is daily
bemoaning the fate of the dives, re
sulting from the council's action, but
there are conditions prevailing here
that afford food for reflection, at least.
Where constables go out and deliber
ately pick juries, made up in part of
bartenders from the lowest dives in
town, either for the purpose of convict
ing decent men and public officials one
day as was the case recently when a
plea of guilty on the part of
the rightly accused put an
end to the put-up job and the next
day select the same kind to adjudicate
differences between creditor and debtor
in a civil proceeding, things advance
rapidly toward the promised awaken
ing. In some cities where the justice shop
system has been permitted to go un
checked, the same constables that
make the practice of jury picking in
the justice courts have had the temer
ity to seek places on the grand jury,
that they might there be, as far as
possible, at the service of their cor
rupt boss either in carrying out the
further work of persecution or of vindi
cation, as it might suit the gang.
Rock Island" has had innumerable
instances of the evil of the justice
shop, and the subject is one to whicli
the public may well afford to give ser
The blow has been struck at the
dive. Let the next be at the justice
Voters Had No Voice.
John H. Barton, one of the oldest
and staunchest republican editors of
southern Illinois, protests against the
manner of the nomination of Judge A.
K. Vickers for supreme judge by the
judicial committee. Mr. Barton, in his
paper, the Carbondale Herald, says:
"Just how many thousands of repub
licans of this judicial district have been
disfranchised by the action of the ju
dicial committee we are not prepared
on the moment, to state definitely, but
the number will approximate 75.000.
Think of it 24 men casting the votes
of 75.000 men in nominating a candi
date for one of the most honorable po
sitions in the state! Such action was.
in reality, preposterous, but that is
just what was done! And the repub
licans of southern Illinois are called
upon to endorse that action!
"The system of disfranchising I he
people is wrong, and should not be tol
erated by the republican party. More
especially is it. wrong when a feeling
of discwitent pervades the republican
party and the people seem to desire a
change, when independent voters are
far more numerous than, they have
ever been before. Thousands of voters
who were disfranchised by the action
of the judicial committee feel that they
owe no allegiance to the gentleman
nominated by that committee, and will
not. be brought into line by the crack
ing of the party whip.
"The problem of supreme judge is
yet to be solved. Judge Vickers has
been nominated will he be elected?"
"Mother," said John Grinsshaw, "I've
lost Mary tJarhmd."
"Oh. John, you don't mean it."
"I do. She's ctme home engaged."
Mrs. Crlmsba-vv Igbed. She was her
sou's only conflda-nt, and t'knew only
too well whatf blowthis wius to hlin.
"Thi -worstof It is," be continued,
"she is throwing herself away on a
"Serve's her rlght. Sbefhas treated
you very badly'Juhn."
"Not at all."
"Was she not pleading you Misbelieve
that she would ittiarry you?"
"That's baHyfput, motlier. I She .vas
disposed in uy favor, ' but J had not
made up .hert mind. Anil ewen if she
had accepted nje I should lsutfthink of
holding her t other promise against her
inclination, lfhold that thcrej is noth
ing amiss in Leeakiug an engagement.
Suppose she sljould find thatfthis man
with whom shehas fallen in (love were
unworthy, shoujl she marry dim?"
"Certainly not, but she bats not dis
covered that you are unworthy."
"Oh, mother," he replied, ifutting his
arms about heri neck and kissing her.
"your -woman's flogic will letthe death
It was tsuie that Mary Gartind bad
intended touiarry John Griiiuxiaw, but
a season In the city, during which
Clarence Denbigh, u belter,' skelter,
devil may rare fellow, had (paid her
marked attention, bad chaugevl her in
tention. Joltn was a plodder,, and. as
she expressed it after meeting Ifc'ii
bigh, "the wtrst kind of a one." In
company Denibigh would sail all around
him and wiutlhe race besides.
Mary possessed a comfortable for
tune in her own right, which si' had
inherited.- fronulier father. Shetuiissed
that father's assistance, bavingno one
she couliltrust to make inquiries about
Denbigh. Unfortunately she enigaged
herself to lrira and endeavored herself
to find out csometbius about bin char
acter afterward. But no one wais rash
enough to accuse her accepttl lover,
and information was shut of?. A girl
had spoken of Denbigh in her hearing
as a speiidthrrt. but as Mao was sure
the girl wantert him berstdf -'the accusa
tion had little vffect.
John SrInisl-iw wisled her much
happiness in her engagement without
referring to anything that had passed
between them. 5he ac'pte! bis offer
ing with a solder -face. When he si.oke
she had been baek from the eity a
month and something of the glamour
of city life had worn off . She was wor
ried that she could getj no information
about Denbigh and thought that had
it not been for h-r pant relations with
Gfimshaw he would be Just the per
son to find out fr hertnnd tell her truly
what he had leanutl. John's eool man
ner of taking lls disappointment
piqued her, and, being piqued, she
chose to retort. And this is how she
dil it. She sent forthiui one.eveniug to
come and see her. She said 'to him:
"Mr. Grimshnw, Ham a woniain with
no father to fiud ouHwhether mjr fiance
is a worthy person. You are a man
and can soon learn the truth for inc.
Will yon do me this Euvor ?"
"It Is impussible for two reasons.
The first is tlwt anything- I might say
would be considered prejudiced. The
second is that .an unJavoraflde report
might endanger , your good opinion of
me. All I could do wosild be to put
you on a way to find utfor yourself."
"Please do so."
"Do you suspect auy weakness in
"Only one. I have beard be Is a
"Would it be sufficient to discover
the truth of this one point of weak
"It would. I maybe very silly, but
not fool enough to marry a spend
thrift." "A spendthrift," said Grimshaw aft
er reflection, "never spnres anything,
no matter bow pai red, that he can turn
into money. I would suggest that you
give your fiance a valuable ring. If he
is a spendthrift he will pawn it, which,
not living hi the same city with you,
he can do with some show of safety.
If he does, when he sees you again he
will rob Peter to pay Paul and redeem
it, but a ring constantly worn leaves
its mark. Do you understand?"
One spring morning Mr. Denbigh re
ceived by express a handsome snake
ring, such us was fashionable among
gentlemen at the time, with two fine
diamonds for eyes. Two months later
ho received a telegram to join his
fiancee Immediately. He obeyed the
summons and as soon as he arrived
took occasion to bold up his ring to
show the sparkle and his appreciation
of the gift at the same time. Miss
Garland asked him to slip4 it on her
finger. He did so, leaving his own
brown one without the slightest trace
of a mark. Hl3 fiancee accused him
of not haviug worn it in fact, of hav
ing pawned It. Though a spendthrift
he was not a liar and admitted that
he bad with difficulty rescued It from
the pawnbroker an hour before leav
ing the city.
What further passed between the lov
ers no one knew. The next time Mary
Garland met the niau who suggested
the device to test Denbigh she wore a
troubled look, and John surmised that
she had made the test and It had re
vealed the troth. The problem now
was. Had Bhe the resolution to dis
miss him, her lover?
"Mother," said John Grlmshaw a few
weeks later, "Mary la going to marry
Denbigh, after all. She found some
thing so delightfully frank In his con
fession that she couldn't give him up."
T told you. John, that she had treat
ed yon very badly, and you couldn't
expect anything better of her."
LENA M. BROOKS.
nPHIS "beautiful addition, cen
trally located, near AAitrus
tana College, one block from
the lied, lUue and Elm street
car lines, high, witti a splendid
view of the Island, and pure air,
is destined to be the choicest
residence part of th-t city. Side
walks will be built; as soon as
the weather will permit.
t0 U 6$ 5 65 65
ff I I I I I
,i'JL to f K
" 4 S
r S "
S-twi On J
1 n so
73.3 60 60
a 7 6
72. e so 00
1 1 1 6
1 , 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 rtt-1 To 1
$0 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 '
I 13 2 0 S 8 7 6 5 4i 2 V
fel l I I f I I I "f
f4 5 6 S 9 0 V 22 3
SO SO SO SO SO SO 50 50 So Tt$
1 L 1 1 1 ' 1 1 1 it
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 y Ti 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
50 50 SO 50 SO SO 50 50 SO 50 SO SO AO (90 5 0 SO SO SO 50 SO
A? O 3 0 7 6 S -4 J 3 7 6 S ? 3 a
I I I 1 I I si . . I So I 1 -I 1 So"
3 (,7. 7 Uo
ISLMD VIEW HEIGHTS
bv which Seventh avenue will be
paved with asphalt during the coming
summer. An examination of theee lots will
convince you of their value, and desira
bility. Buy early while you have the
opportunity of making a selection, b fore
and upwards. Terms easy, deferred pay
ments at G per cent interest.
301o Twentieth Street.
KEPT IN THE NEW LAW
Republicans of Illinois House Agree
With Senate on Primary
Springfield. 111., April 21. Republi
cans in the house have reached an
agreement on the primary bill after
three conferences, and the primary law
romniitiee has been set to putting the
agreement ini: a new draft, which is
to be completed Monday afternoon or
Tuesday morning. This agreement is
for nominations by a percentage plu
rality. the percentage not yet deter
mined. On other lines the house agree
ment follows substantially the lines of
the senate agreement, and the tv
houses are working along practically
the same plans.
All the news all the time THE
Let Not Imagination
run away with judgment. If you suffer from Rheumatism, Neural
gia, Lumbago, or any pain or stiffness of muscle, don't fancy you
can be cured by dosing yourself with some noisily advertised
patent nostrum warranted to cure everything from baldness to
bunions. Be sensible and rub
Dr. Richters Anchor Pain Expeller
(Liniment, capslcl cotnp. Rlchter)
on the throbbing, aching spots. This reliable ex
ternal remedy is used by the most careful doctors
in hospitals and in private practice. If you use it
as directed you don't merely "think" or "believe"
you are cured you know it. All druggists, 25 and
50 cents a bottle. See that our trade mark, the
Anchor, is on every wrapper. Prepared by
F. Ad. RICHTER. SL CO.
215 PEARL ST. - - - NEW YORK
In warm weather or In cold
breather, nothing can compare with
the invigorating effect of a daily hath.
The bath U the foundation of good health,
and could be well named " nature's tonic"
-The pleasure of the bath is enhanced when your
bathroom U fitted with "Staftdatd" fixtures. Their
beauty of design and exquisite cleanliness make the
bathroom a delight to the eye and mind.
We install Steadoftf Ware in a manner that
will satisfy you. Our experience Is broad and our
workmen experts. We'll be glad to estimate for you.
Illustrated booklets free upon request.
CIIANNON & DUFVA
112 West .Seventeenth Street.
WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING, SELLING OR EXCHANGING
Sj SECOND HAND GOODS I STAND ALONE. NOW THEN THE MOST
iVL V MONEY
NEVER RUNS OUT
BEAUTIFUL PART OF MY WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN TO KEEP t'i
$jj MY WORD, FOR I PLAINLY SEE IT HAS MADE ME MONEY AND 0
0 FRIENDS. COME FEARLESSLY AND DEAL WITH ME. ,AL
0 THOUGH A CRANK I LOVE TO PLEASE YOU JUST THE SAME.
I ACTUALLY HAVE PEOPLE THAT TRADE IN MY STORE THAT
WHY DO THEY TRADE WITH SUCH A MAN? PURE :f
a m r cimdi er tuetdt mcucd va a c a c dot i tut? it 1" ui a t r a o
RIES $10,000 WORTH OF SECOND HAND GOODS. SO NOW
WHEN WE WANT ANYTHING WE WILL ALL GO DOWN TO
0 JONES' SECOND HANDED STORES. ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY
0 ATTENDED TO. BOTH PHONES, THE OLD AND THE YOUNG 0
0 ONE. I DON'T CARE WHETHER YOU READ THIS AD OR NOT.
I AM STILL THE MEANEST MAN IN TOWN, AND YOU 0
CAN'T STOP ME FROM WANTING TO BUY YOUR HOUSEHOLD
GOODS, SELL YOU HOUSEHOLD GOODS, STORE YOUR GOODS,
AND MAKE YOU A LOAN ON HOUSEHOLD GOODS. HOUSE
HOLD GOODS SOLD ON PAYMENTS. GOODS SOLD ON COMMIS-
SO COME AND MAKE JUST ONE LITTLE DEAL WITH ME
FOR A CONVINCER. I THANK YOU FOR READING THIS.
WILL BUY MORTGAGES AND NOTES. MAKE SMALL LOANS 0
0 ON REAL ESTATE. OPEN EVENINGS. 0
J. W. JONES. 1623 2d Ave.
R0CS ISLAND, ILL. 0
Have you tried it? It is the best thin? on
the market for the pipe. A rare "blending
of the finest American and foreign to
baccos, In tins, 25c and 50c.
Rrcade Cigar Store
Harper House Block. John P. 8xtn, Prop.