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THE ARGUS. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 28, 1007.
Published Daily and Ve kly at 1624
Second avenue. Rook Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflee as second-class
By THE J.
W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year in advance.
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character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Thursday, Feb. 23, 1907.
By the way, that down town track
jitoblem is still unsettled.
To help Rock Island, if is the duty
of every citizen to lift, not to lean.
The New York Commercial says the
quickest way to heaven is on the Hyer.
The president warned Harvard not
to turn out "Molly eoddleis." U won't
if all the men can be persuaded to play
football. It will turn out cripples,
Mr. Ilarriman confesses that lie cap
italized the $:5!.0im,iMM) of the Alton for
$jLiMlo,(jon. The "waterways" advo
cates had bettor take a few lessons
If Kw-lyn Thaw has done not hint;
else, says an exchange, she has at least
elucidated the Question of how an $1S-a-weck
chorus "loidy" can own $:!,00(i
The western cowboy skilled in marks
manship has been outdone by the cast
"crn woman, who, from her flying auto
mobile, shoots out the lights along At
lantic City's streets.
the people of this great commonwealih.
We pray for grace to enable us to
work together in mutual respect. Help
us to do all our work with a sincere
desire to promote the welfare of all
The governor is said to have been
urging a local option bill, and the
chaplain of the senate does not ap
prove of local option. I iie chaplain
recently offered an official prayer, in
one paragraph or wnicn ne is said to
have had the governor in mind. He
"We regri't deeply the fact that some
men have permitted sinful acts to mar
Thy likeness, and that they have fallen
so far from their starting place as to
disregard their words and promises,
using the platform of their church or
their party as a means to secure cer
tain ends and ofliccs, and forgetting
their pledges when they attained their
it is not announced that the gover
nor has responded with another prayer
denunciatory of the chaplain's attitude.
huch incidents, however, are not edify
ing: for, as the Springfield Register
says, partisan and factional iolitics
anu prayers do not make a good mixt
THE TWO OVERCOATS.
To refute the charge that the presi
dent is rash and hasty, one needs only
to speak of his course regarding the
tariff. The country almost marvels
over his pussy footed wariness in ap
proaching that subject.
Heiress apparent to $200,0110,000, Se
nora Creel, wife of the new Mexican
ambassador, is the richest woman of
the diplomatic set in Washington,
where many are rich. Enrique C.
Creel, the ambassador, is far from
poor, but his $2 4,non.noo dwindles to
paltry insignificance when ranged be
side his wife's huge for' one. She is
the daughter of General Luis Terraza.
of Chihuahua, owner of gold mines and
The young duke of Westminster is
the ground landlord for miles and miles
of houses the whole of South Bel-
gravia, a fashionable district of I .on
don and for each he receives p. shil
ling a year peppercorn rent until the
leases fall in. Each year fresh leases
fall into his hands, and at the end of
;0 years the whole of the property,
which is now worth many millions,
will be his entirely.
McDonald, the millionaire gamblin
king of Chicago, grieves over the fact
that his wealth has brought him only
sorrow. What an object lesson is fur
nished in McDonald's fate. The ill
gotten dollar never profited the gain-
cr 01 it. 1 ne man wno lines ins purse
with the pickings of vice may struggl
to this lite s end to put on the airs of
respectability: he may even pose as a
moral reformer, and an enemy of
wrong doing. He may make himself
ridiculous among his supporters by false
ly attribuMng wrong to others. But all
his four-flushing, and slander, and libel
and abuse of decency will count for
naught in the end.; Sooner or later
the avenging angel will get him.
XowKpa per Advert W nj;.
The city of Butte, Mont., is receiving
an object lesson on the value of news
paper advertising. Because of a strike
of the pressmen and a lockout of the
printers the four newspapers in Butte
and Anaconda suspended publication
and for a week no daily newspape
lias appearaeu. I lie merchants com
'plain that since their advertising medi
ums ceased to circulate business has
dropped off from 2." to 50 per cent an
nome of the large department stores
which carried page advertisements es
timate tneir losses as high as o per
Iioss of business is often felt when
the strikes are of large proportion in
volving many hands, but in this in
stance tne number of wage earners
directly concerned is very limited. The
only explanation of the reduced trad
is the lack of advertising. Hand bill
posters and other mediums have been
tried, but they do not take the place
01 newspaper advertising, which serve
not only as indices to bargains, but
stimulators to desires.
Prayer ami Politic.
Governor Buchtel of Colorado, who
is a clergyman, ended his inaugural
address with a prayer as follows:
"Almighty God, our heavenly Fath
er, we come to Thee in prayer for Th
blessing, we tnanK 1 nee ror our op
portunities - to serve Thee in serving
Copyright, 19o. by McClure Newspaper
I bad the law paiers of my client in
my overcoat pocket, checked the coat
and sat In the office writing a letter.
Right after that along came a man of
my acquaintance, and we had a talk
lasting half au hour. Then 1 went to
the desk, paid mj' bill, handed in the
cheek for my coat, put it 011, and, going
upstairs for my. grip, I proceeded to
the deioL I saw that it was my coat
all right and took particular notice of
the papers in the pocket. I left them
there that I might look them over after
getting on the train. You are prepared
to hear that ' when I got ready to
glance over those papers 1 made a dis
covery. In the first place, it was not
my overcoat. The strap bore the name
of a tailor in Cincinnati, while mine
had been made iu Baltimore. In the
next, the package of papers proved to
be letters written by a woman to a
man. Iu brief, they were love letters
and twelve iu number, and on the en
velopes were notes, evidently made by
a lawyer, Hie two garments were
made of the same material, trimmed
alike, and it would have been impossi
ble to tell them apart. The check boy
had made a mistake.
I was thirty miles out of Chicago
when I woke tip to the fact that a
blunder had been made, and I left the
tram as soon as possible and took my
way back. The check loy denied hav
ing made any mistake, but finally ad
mitted that it was just possible be bad
passed my coat out to some one else.
But who was that some one else?
There were over lino guests in the ho
tel. Perhaps not one of them would
have cheeked his coat for a couple of
hours, as had leen the cas with me.
It was more likely to be some one who
bad simply entered the dining room
for a meal.
The letters were addressed to a man.
old or young. In a village in Iowa and
were signed "Gussie." The latest of
them was six months old. Each one of
them proved that the girl was in love
with the recipient, and so I took it that
he was a young man. Obviously the
thing to do was to write to him. I was
so anxious about my own papers that
I did not watt to write, but telegraph
ed. An answer was returned that
.lames Fairfield was no longer a resi
dent of the place. Then I made a jour
ney to the village to discover that
James, after being engaged to the girl
for a year or more, had skipped out
rather than marry her and that she had
threatened him with a suit for breach
of promise. Where lie had gone no one
but his widowed mother knew, and no
information could be got from her.
I then advertised in the Chicago and
Xew York papers every day for a
week, but the result was nil. I watch
ed the papers for the nest two weeks.
hoping that the other party would ad
vertise, but he did not. I had to go
ovtt the ground again and get as much
information as I could. Meanwhile the
suit had to be adjourned, and some of
the parties I had seen before could not
be found the second time. The evi
dence I had at first gathered would
have won the suit right off the reel.
but now the matter was very doubtful.
1 had finished up in Chicago, and six
weeks hail elapsed when I brought up
In Detroit on the same business. I bad
only to see one person there and there
fore did not take a room at the hotel.
I had arrived in the morning, and I
handed my coat to the check boy and
was seated at the table with another
man. We were both inclined for con
versation and talked as we ate. I
learned that he was a lawyer from a
small town in Wisconsin, and the
breakfast passed off very agreeably.
When we went out of the dining room,
both of us walked to the window of
the cloak room and presented our
checks. I received my overcoat first.
s he received his he invited me tc
take a cigar, and It was after we bad
lighted up that I rammed my hand In
my pocket for my gloves, pulled out a
pair not belonging to me and said:
Well, this beats the Dutch! The
boy has given me some one else's
overcoat. This is the second tinte this
winter that the mistake has occurred."
The stranger instinctively put his
hands in the pockets of his overcoat.
and out came a pair of gloves that I
Instantly recognized as my own.
"You have got on my coat," be said
as he looked at the gloves in my hand
"Then you have got on mine!"
That proved to be the case. We turn
ed to the boy, but he stoutly denied
that he had changed the checks. In
fact, the western man cheeked his coat
fifteen minutes before I did. and I had
taken my coat out first, and it was
hard to see how a ruixup could have
"Have you been in Chicago this win
ter?" I asked the stranger as we stood
staring at each other.
"I was there about six weeks ago,'
he replied. '
"Did you stop at the Blank House?"
"Did you get another man's overcoat
"I did. and some one got mine, and
I have been made a lot of trouble on
and all other svmotoms of kidney tH Of course the thing was soon made
ease are speedily "removed when the I clear, and we sat down to talk It over.
Democrats in ili Field.
If there was any disposition on the
part of the democrats of Rock Islaad
to abandon party lines in strictly local
politics, the arbitrarily narrow atiitnd"
of the republicans of the city has h id
the effect of removing any such idea.
The republican party in the city of Rock
Island, boss ridden and machine ruled,
has presented this year the most humil
iating spectacle in its history, in the
stand its leaders have taken that ,tl!
is in error that is not according to par
tisan dogma, as it is written by repub
licans. The itosition emphasized by
both candidates for the' mayoralty
nomination and sustained on the stumo
by the aspirants for the lesser office.-:
together with the beating of the bus.i
es with the parly lash has been any
thing but inviting to democrats who
might be moved to conciliatory ten
dencies. One of the republican candi
dates in particular has been exhibiting
his narrowness loan almost tiitiful it -
ree. by attacking everything that doj:
not bear the stamp and brand of re
piimicaiiism. dragging into the cam-
aign subjects that are absolutely irr
vant to the situation and makin
1. : 1.- 1 , .....
iiim.-eii laiigiiiiig siock v nis avowi's
ind disavowals. There are men and
xcuses for men. who hold to iMlitical
nets more closely than to the faith
veriasting. and who believe in their
hearts that devotion to partisan pre
cepts is the chief end of man's exist
in me cans stages ot the preliminary
impaign there were republicans who
suggested to democrats the idea of polit
ical fusion in the municipal election this
ear. 1 nose so disposed went so far
is to make overtures looking to a cot.i
ninauon uckoi, but as circumstances
developed they were overruled bv t
11 n pry of the party they represented.
nd eventually it was proposed tint
the republicans could afford to off.
me oeiiiocrais as a oasis 01 iusion. uer-
aps tile city treasurership and an as
sisiaiu supervisor. 1 his proposition
could not he expected to apnea stronz-
ly to any enthusiastic democratic n.n-
member, anil the feeling that th
party should stick to its old lines has
been growing steadily as the canuai:rn
lhe democratic party is not predom
maur in local anaiis. but it is not with
out influence, and as lonir as- if is
inieu uy clean pontics and presents
clean candidates is entitled both to
pect ami consideration.
! his much its representatives de
much stir in the council at
week ago. in the attempt
; Telephone i il i 1111 nc
nas 011 numerous occa-
011 the present stains of
I'nion telephone or.H
wnicn tnere was so
its meet in
to undo th
Sunday, March 3,
Matinee and Night
HENRY W. SAVAGE OFFERS
In a New Three-act Comic Opera,
BY RICHARD HARDING DAVIS, WALLACE IRWIN and ALFRED G. ROBYN
PRICES: Matinee, 25c, 50c, 75c, $l,Box $1.50. Night,'25c, 50c, 75c, $1, $1.50, Box $2
Scat sale at theater tomorrow morning. Phone West 224.
Ai the Theater.
BOOKINGS AT THE ILLINOIS.
March 2 "The District Leader," mat
inee. M3rch 3 Raymond Hitchcock tn
"The Yankee Tourist," matinee.
March 7 "The Pride of Newspaper
March 18 "The College Widow."
March 20 O'Brien-Burns Fight Pic
tures. March 23 Mahara's Minstrels.
March 24 "Royal Chef."
March 25 Mclntyre & Heath in
"The Ham Tree."
March 31 "A Pair of Country Kids."
10 Al G. Fields' Minstrels.
11- 16 DcArmond-Fuller com-
-"When Knighthood Was
BOOKINGS AT THE GRAND.
March 1 Ellen Beach Yaw.
March 14 Blanche Bates in '
Girl from the Golden West."
March 16 Camille D'Arville in 4
Belle of London Town."
return of a sin
unpopular act involving Dot ti the means
by which it was nut unon its nassaire
;uid by which i? was a'donted.
1 1 1 I . ,
i ne ordinance wnicn rue council sue
ceeded in recalling, the mavor's ' nur
pose lo the contrary, notwithstanding,
is at present just where it was when
it was put upon its passage two weeks
ago. It is ready for consideration, at
any time. It is simply reposing ready
to bo called at any moment the conn
cil may adopt the notion to arouse an J
In view of these circumstances, the
only way the council can show its ab
solute good faith is in putting the final
quietus on the measure bv laving it
permanently on the table.
Any alderman who fails to improve
the earliest opportunity to adopt such
a course, lias no one to blame but him
self if he finds the i;opIe doubting his
motives in former instances where the
fate of the telephone ordinance has
been under consideration.
Hit that telephone ordinance a lick
it will feel. It is not out of business.
It is merely dozing.
kidneys are made healthy, active and
vigorous by the use of
He had my papers at home, and I had
his letters. Young Fairfield had clear
ed out for Wisconsin when he left
Iowa, and, learning that the girl was
going to make him trouble, he had put
certain letters into the hands of this
lawrer for his defense. We slmnlv
we worm's greatest kidney ana livet had to exchange papers to make every
.tiu.Lv., cUli iiiyu1j ""-"'" thins: right, and I am happy to say
,u8 vtnuumru u.Uu uu that both of us won our suits. He had
liver. One pill a dose : as cents a box. I , ,
Write for fri nmni tn Th rr. A. w. I lso advertised In the Chicago ana
... ' - - - ' X x 1. . . 1... I i 1 . JL.
Chase Medicine Co.. Isunaio. K. V. imiwi, mi m juuuiais iu.n
i naa not come unaer my eye.
Dr. A. 17. Chaso's
Yaw. Never has such
ieen manifested in th
:cr to la-r native land
(ill Listen to th,' Voice
Ibl 'Neath .Mv I
(Composed especially for Mis
'"Kaust" Fatnasie Sar.-
Waltz Song, Iiorneo and Juliette"
(;i Romance (due'toi
(hi Intel mezzo on Octaves
(ill l.e Honliiiir Iv-i Clin." l.egers
(With Violin Obligato.)
!) Vergehlischcs Siaelidschi n
story. Ii is safe lo slate that it is mil
at all likely "The District leader" will
be sui passed here during the present
Swiss Echo Song
. Eekei t
Is Newest Savage Production. Ray
mond Hitchcock in a new three-act
comic opera. "A Yankee Tourist," will
be the offering at the Illinois for mat
inee and night on Siindii, March :!.
and t'uis m-west Savage production is
said to be one of the most clever and
interesting musical pieces ever writ
ten. The play has been written for
Ml. Hitchcock by Richard Harding
Davis, Wailacc iiwin, and Alfred G.
Robyn. These names insure a musical
comedy of unusual merit. Henry W.
Savage has mounted "A Yankee Tour
ist" on an elaborate scale and in en
gaging a cast for the support of Mr.
Hitchcock unusual cane has been tak
en. I'romiiKUT among those appear
ing will be Flora Zabclle, Helm Hale.
Susie Forrester Cawl'ilorne. Kva Fal
lon. Walter 1-awrcncc. Harry btone,
Herhei- Cawi borne. Wallace Pcery
Percy Parsons, and Philip Smalley
The chorus is typical of the Henry W
Wild ami Jol'y. in a pleasing comedy
sketch, and l.a.Mair and I.aMair, come
(iians. Palaneing Stevens presents hii
ad. which displays his remarkable skill
as an ipiilibrist. The performance -s
at the Klite are all beins given befom
packed houses, and that the program-;
have been successes has been evi
denced hy lhe outbursts of applau:
received by the various performer
The bill is completed by the illustrate!
ong by Miss Mullen, and the new se
ies of moving pictures.
diet leader" is
to he seen
Is California Play. Blanche Pates,
"The (liil of the Golden West." is a
four-ac play of California in the days
ot 1:1 written hy .Mr. Helasco ami pro-
Saturday, March 2.
M.-ilin-- ii nil MkIi(.
Frank .1- Said. on I'res.-nts I'm- S'.iS'ii''
Greatest Musical fITvi'':g
THE DISTRICT LEADER
MABEL BARRISON AND JOSEPH E.
.Ml Hiioynnt llcniily 4'lmrtiN rn.
The ni"sl maKiiiliet-nlly mounted and
Hiogiiiiisly costumed production ever
seen on any slaire.
"Prirr Matinee, 2."iC. .".c. :,r; l.ox. $1.
Niht. -".e. :,ie. T.'.c. 1 and $1. ."(. Seat
sale al theater. Phone west "JIM.
Friday, March 1.
SCENE FROM "THE DISTRICT LEADER," AT THE ILL INOIS SATURDAY.
HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY.
. rJit hj a M. QUAD.
han that shown by ihe American poo-.
pie upon the return of Kllen Beach i
Yaw, whose success in the capitals of
Kuropc has been recognized by the
press of this count i. v. America recog
nized Miss Yaw's abilities when her
work was but the promise of her pres
ent tultillment. Retaining all of her
wonderful freshness and the unique
quality of her voice, Miss Yaw has
built upon this strong foundation such
a superstructure of culture, such a
wealth of finish and development as
places her easily among the foremost
singers of the world. This, perhaps.
might have been expected from one
so richly endowed !v nature hut .Miss
Yaw has done more. She has develop
ed dramatic powers and a tenderness
and depth of interpretive genius un-
looked for by her most devoted ad
mirers. Add to this her unspoiled
affected hearing, and there is no
der that Miss Yaw has conquered her
native land anew. At the Grand, Dav
enport, March 1.
Program at Grand. Following is the
program to be given at the Grand. Dav
enport, tomorrow evening by Ellen
Beach Yaw, assisted by Maximilian
Dick, violinist, and Georgiella Lay, pi
anist: Introduzione and Gavotte, from Suite
Op. 2G. and Perpetuum Mobile, from
Suite Xo. 3 Ries
Ah: fors' e lui "La Traviata". .. .Verdi
Polnische Lied Chopin-Lied
(Cadenzas by leschetizky.)
I Miss Lay.
nois for matinee and night, Sa'urday duced in person by him. The majority
March 2. It is said that the most es- of dramatic efforts whose scenes are
sential quality of a good musical play, jlaid in the far west, especially at a
is above all the play itself, and in "The time more than twenty years ago. hav.
District Leader" special attention lias exaggerated the characteristics of tlu;
been given lo the stage direction whil"
the storv unfolds with rapidity and
region in those
and a fearsome
The figures in
days, and thus left an
disrespect for the law.
such connections have
to the juvenile mind.
EVA FALLOX, WITH "A YANKEE
TOURIST" AT THE ILLINOIS
startling situations, but always retains
dramatic unity. "The District Leader"
has oftiraes been called a high class
comedy drama. The musical numbers
all have a direct bearing on the, plot
and are so cleverly introduced that
In "The Girl of the Golden West" the
masterly hand or Belasco the play
wright, is probably more plainly shown
than in anything else That lias come
from his pen. The roughness that dis
tinguished life in llw Sierra Nevailas
dining lhe gold fever period is truth
fully shown, indeed, but lhe poesy
which surcharged the atmosphere has
also been used, and as a toning fluid.
Thus, while none of the crude strength
of the characters and the time is lost.
their attractiveness is accentuated and
made doubly impressive. At the Grand
opera house, Davenport, Thursday
offered during the
week at the Elite,
the last time last
at Elite. The bi'l
early part of the
which was seen for
evening, was an ex
ceptionally gV:d one, but the one to
open this evening and continue until
Monday promises to prove equally at
tractive. The feature of the opening
bill of the week was the Royal Japan
ese troupe of five remarkably clever
acrobats, while the feature of the new
bill is the Madell and Cordley team.
which presents a musical act including
unique comedy and lour different
they lend ' an added Impetus to the changes. The . new hill also includes
Miss Ellen Beach Yaw
MISS GEORGIELLA LAY,
Price r.iic. 7.".e. $1. f I.."." : boxes t'. Sent
Khiizes dins store. 111 West
Friday, March 1.
Ami Prof. Alfred Met do rf,
violinist; Frederick Sovinu,
bass - baritone: Miss I?al
phene Pat sons, trombonist;
Miss Adda Hutchison, cor
Reserved Seats 50c.
Tickets on sale at collecre.
THREE SHOWS DAILY
3 P. M. 8" P. M. 9:15 P. M.
SPECIAI Kntire change of program
twice a week Mondays and Thursdays.
Any Seat . .
Davis & Churchill. Circuit Operators.
Three FrrfonnaBcea Dally Thre.
10c ADMISSION 10c
Rpaerved Keats, 20a; Saturday matlne.
hlldn a under 12 year. 6c