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mtE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 13. 1909.
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r. Aii communications or argumentative
character, political or religious, must,
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; Correspondence solicited from every
township in Hock Island county.
Wednesday, January 13, 1909.
In re "Big Stick vs. Pitchfork:
diet for the defendant.
In other words the president scat
tered over a Foraker lot in tho senat?
Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt has
earned a continuation of his place at
the head of the rough writers.
The Michigan minister who violated
the first law of God was a true son of
old Adam. He blamed his wife.
Senator Hopkins doubtless knows
what it is to experience that sickening
feeling of being up in an aeroplane
without control of the machinery.
The state republican machine did
not find the process of coercin as easy
at Springfield as was contemplated.
Xluincy Herald: It ought to be easy
for those two thousand dwellers in
Cleveland to live like the Redeemer
for a couple of weeks. They have had
John D. Rockefeller in their miust for
a long tome to show them liow.
While it was uncouth of congress to
slap at Roosevelt, and may same day
bo forgiven for the aforesaid slap,
never will Theodore forgive those
solons for laughing when announce
ment was made that "another message
was about to be read."
A California doctor has abandoned
fees and will hereafter serve humanity
for love alone. The Philadelphia
Times fancies his practice will soon
grow less, for nothing so destroys
man's confidence in a physician's
wares as low fees, nor increase it as
high fees do. -
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: It is
stated that the government revenues
;nave been' greatly 'Curtailed by 'reason
-of the widespread growth In temper
ance sentiment in other words, swear
ing off. This beats moral suasion
local option, statutory prohibition or
any other restraining measure.
According to the Kansas City Star,
a South Missouri man recently .was
tried on a charge of assault. The state
brought into court as the weapons
used a rail, an. ax, a pair of tongs, a
saw and a rifle. The defendant's coun
sel exhibited as the other man's
weapons a scythe blade, a pitchfork, a
pistol and a hoe. The jury's verdict la
said to" have been. "Resolved, That
we, the jury, would have given a dol
lar, to have seen the fight."
Await tho lie trial.
"fcew York Times: When the $29,
000,000 fine was annulled the case was
sent back for retrial. There is a ques
tion of evidence and a question of hein-
ousness of the offense if the evidence
proves it to have been committed. It
will be appropriate to await the decis
ion upon the retrial before expressing
opinions upon guilt- or innocence. But
this is sure: If Standard; Oil is guilty,
there are many others guilty who es
teem themselves innocent. The over
ruled decision made it incumbent upon
shippers to know the lawful rate at
their peril. They were to be mulcted
in destructive fines and perhaps sent
to jail if they accepted rates which tho
The Limitation of Saloona.
The ordinance pending before the
Rock Island city council restricting tho
number of saloons In the future to. one
: for every 500 population, The Argus
considers, in the same light that it does
the $1,000 proposition, a wise and
proper move in tho line of saloon leg
islation. While the ordinance does not
. contemplate the elimination of any of
the saloons -in existence at .the time
of.its passage, should it bo passed, it
provides that thereafter, the number
of saloons in Rock Island shall be con
fined to one to every 500 inhabitants.
In this respect It is patterned after
the Chicago ordinances, and is in line
too i with a, recent ordinance adopted
by the Davenport city council.
The contemplated ordinance, a3 stat
ed in no way affects licenses that may
be in force at the time it becomes oper
ative, nor does it prevent renewal of
such licenses then. in force. It applies
strictly to absolutely new licenses... In
brief present saloon may continue in
4 TRADES COUNCIL W a
oneration Inrtefmltlv E inn, ..u.!vuu"u
renew their license and bbev tho law.
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2 , T aHwf new movement declared the other day.
PJ n?mbhJ8fabli8,ed rU1 Hating as a healthful recreation wiU
aggregate number; isreduced to the ' n be kined in almost every r lon
ratkK provided in Nh ordinance.) of the continent " .
Anouierwise provision or me propose
ruuiuv is uiuvuo uceuse may oe
I Issued for an absolutely new saloon .
this- too . not pertaining to present
saloon holders to any corporation,
license must be strictly in the
name of the individual or individuals
conducting -the place for which the
license is applied,
At present there are 86 saloons in
Rock Island, which under the $500 per
unnnm lirpnso vMA th ritv a rPvpnn
J of $43,000. Should the people by vote,
clde upon a license of $1,000 as at'
ni,i,. - k .
saloons would be cut down consider. -
-'V "'7' '
rprmirfwl fti- tha nPnrlino- nrH innnro 'ic'
problematical. But if the ordinance
should be adopted and the increased
cense be approved, all by the time j
the next national census Is taken, and
Rock Island shown to have the esti
mated population of 27.000, the city
would then have 54 saloons with a
revenue of $54,000 per annum against
SG saloons at present with a reve
nue of $43,000. The argument, on
its face is self convincing. With proper
enforcement, which liquor interests
have for their own part blamed the city
in the past for neglecting, Rock Island
would at last have attained the ideal
condition of restriction and regulation
and the saloon question would cease to
be an issue of constant agitation.
The limitation-ordinance, along with
the $1,000 license should pass, in the
interest of the public, and in the in
terest of the decent saloon.
What Itoonevelt Hasn't Done.
Mr. Roosevelt in the exuberance of
his own megalomania, seems to have
believed that the work of the fathers,
the work of all his predecessors, had
gone for nothing; that the government
of the United States vas not really es
tablished until he took the oath of
office; that it was necessary for him to
create a nation in his own image in
order to "secure the blessings of lib
erty to ourselves and our posterity."
Yet, with all his storm and stress
and turmoil and terror, the net results
of his crusading are a melancholy ex
hibit. For seven years he has been
engaged in schemes to curb trusts; yet
he has persistently ignored the fact
that the Sherman law, as Justice
Holmes said, "is a criminal statute,"
and has refused to proceed against the
"one responsible man." The two most
effective victories won under the anti
trust act were gained, . not by the
United States government with un
limited resources and innumerable at
torneys, but by private corporations in
private suits against labor unions and
labor leaders. In the Dan'oury hat cascj
tho supreme court held that an organ
ized boycott was in restraint of trade,
and that the injured corporation was
entitled " to three-fold damages, under
the Sherman law. In the Buck's Stove
case the labor leaders who violated the
court injunction and- continued the boy
cott were sentenced to jail. ;
During the years Mr. Roosevelt has
been president the prices of trust
products show no perceptible decrease
in favor of the consumer. Congress
gave him a rate law and railroad rates
average as high as when he was em
powered to regulate.
The supreme court nullified his em
ployers' liability law. The court of ap
peals set aside the $29,000,000 fine in
the Standard Oil case. The supreme
court decided that the interstate com
merce law conferred no power to ex
amine E. H. Harriman as to the owner
ship of certain stocks bought for the
Union Pacific. The beef trust cases
proved abortive. Railroad consolida
tion has gone on regardless of the
Northern Securities decision. In the
Tennessee Coal and Iron case, Mr.
Roosevelt personally authorized the
steel trust to acquire the property of
its chief competitor. He declared that
the anti-trust law could not be en
forced, and in almost the same breath
asserted that "there will be no im
munity for any criminal, high or low,
whom we can reach under the law,"
yet there has not been a sfhgle crim
inal prosecution by the government of
an Indlviduel offender against the
As one result of Mr. Roosevelt's
policies the country is slowly recover
ing from a dangerous panic, the cuief
victims of which are the 2.000,000
workingmen who were idle or part
idle during the long depression. Mr.
Morgan, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Harri
man, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Schiff and their
associates are even richer than tocy
were seven years ago The cost of liv
ing is higher than it was when Mr.
Roosevelt became president. There
has been no corresponding increase in
wages and Mr. Roosevelt can think of
no better, remedy than further "con
centration of administrative power in
responsible and accountable hands"
that is, his own.
-GAME CENSUS MOVE.
Audubon Society's Plan to Ascertain
' Amount Hunters Kill.
io measure, the contents. of Uncle
Sam's game bag during the new year
Is the object of a concerted effort in
which sportsmen from every section of
the United States and the National As
sociation of Audubon Societies in New
York city are joining hands. It is pro
posed that, detailed records of each
day's shoot be secured from every true
eportsman and required by law of
every one else in all states where the
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less the annual Inroads upon the ran-
I !!8 u-e am,"ai upon tue
'paiy. decreasing game or America are
! America are
i mutt ueiermiueu, so me leaaers or the
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Tnat the heairn crops flnd wood fl8
.vell as tJsjrorljnajiXtensiYj.
localities n ire today seriously menaced
by - the - threatened extinction of game
birds will le demonstrated through the
latest scientific Investigations by gov-
ernmenf authorities at Washington.
"Waterfowl and shore birds will be
shown in their natural capacity of de-
troy!ng ; the anopheles mosquito, as
we!1 as many other recognized disturb-
ers of deadly germs. Gulls and many
her inland water
Mrd be Droved by ornithological
experts to be wholesale destroyers of
asshoppers and a multitude of the In-
forest I of nearly a billion dollars.
or more than the entire national debt,
according to the most recent calcula
tions of the government bureau of en
tomology. The case cf Salt Lake City,
whose have orected a ulonumont
to the gulls that saved all their crops
from destruction by an insect plague,
will also be cited. ,
In every one of the forty-four state
legislatures which convene in the new
year special efforts will be made to ob
tain legal . provision for this game
census, says the New. York Post.
Where a hunters license law Is al
ready, lu force the addition of a law
to enforce the recording of all game
birds and animals shot will be urged.
It is proposed. In order to protect the
true sportsmen and to detect market
hunters, to punish failure to report the
season's shopt by a forfeiture of li
cense and false returns by proceeding
as against perjury. SpeciaUblanks for
the purpose are being prepared as an
attachment to all hunters license cards.
"When the purpose and necessity of
this widespread cheeking up of the
nation's game bag are realized by the
people at large, the labor of com
piling the records of the individual
prowess, of millions of hunters will be
begun. In this gigantic task the offi
cers of the National Association of
Audubon Societies have leen prom
ised the hearty assistance of the di
rector of the national conservation
commission, of which their organiza
tion has become a co-ordinate branch
by special invitation of the author
ities, at Washington. This conserva
tion movement they will forward as
one of their principal activities for the
new year, together with tlioir regular
work of education, bird care on reser
vations and legislative campaigning
for general bird protection.
"The conservation of the dying races
of the game birds and animals of this
continent is an object for which we
are finding every true .sportsman ready
and eager to co-operate." said William
Dntcher, president of the National As
sociation of Audubon. Societies, at its
headquarters in New York. -city the
other day. "The proposed census is
the only snre way of determining the
extent of the existing commercial bird
butchery and the means to check it.
Though we shall, of course, have to
fight the organized and financially pow
erful market banters at every step to
ward this end. I feel sure that the sup
port of the Sportsmen will help us
greatly, and that we may rely upon
the. support of every patriotic Amer
ican as well. The whole public debt
of "this nation has just been reported
as $097,349,7.j1. With a known annual
loss of many millions more than this
due to the growing inroads of the in
sects which our game birds destroy. I
do not think Americans can Ignore this
subject much longer."
Blue coral, which Is the most pre
cious kind, is obtained in the bay of
liZ ' MADE BY THE il
must give you satisfaction.
It must prove that it is the
equal in every way and
superior in some to all
other baking powders, or".'
you must have your money
back. You cannot set your
standard of quality too high
to suit us. , . ; '
- Insist on Calumet and
don't let your grocer give
you a Substitute.'" -' ,
" "Tcra Food
.Chicago, '07. .
Humor and Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
CASE FOR THE POLICE..
If vivisection is a crime
I'd like to make complaint
About a lady that I know
Who seems to be a saint.
To see her you would never guess
She practiced such an art.
But she fs. guilty. I should fenow.
She tore holes in my heart.
What punishment does she deservet
Well, I can hardly tell.
I wouldn't like to have to see
lier languish In a cell.
A fine would hardly be the thins,
Fot I am well aware
She needs her money and has not
A single cent to spare.
Sometimes I think that In her case
No mercy should be shown ;
That she should in restraint be placed
And to the law atone. v.
Then for a moment I relent
And feel somewhat Inclined
To let her off that she may have
A chance to change her mind.
Still, there should be some punishment
Sufficient, don't you know.
It would not do to let a crime
Like that unnoticed go.
If I could only have my way
I'd sentence her for life
To let me buy her food and clothes-
In short, to be my wife.
Not For Him.
"Do you favor an income tax by the
"Not on your life."
"Because my Income f s already
taxed to the uttermost by my" wife."
Was a Sufferer.
"Do you suppose Santa Claus under
"I presume so."
"Then I wish he wouid read th
"What for?" ;
"To get some modern ideas on neck
Concerning Christmas Presents.
WVLt. IT MftNT
Tig - tmT- tinct
to his pocket
book, slyly con
ceal three pairs
of liis Christmas
slippers until next
season, when he
can earn a rep
by making three
of his brothers
happy by be
stowing a pair
. ...... .i -.- ...
. A -Premium. . . '.
"Where did Minhie get her new hus
band?"' "Picked him up in town."
"How did slt.-nanage it?"
"Looks to me like one she might
have got with trading stamps."
And now a cynic conies to say
That Cieopnra was a jay
And that sUe made her ancient masb
Because she had some ready cash.
Mark Antony, 'twas not her smile
That made you disregard expenses-
You have been guilty all this while .
Of false pretenses. ,'
"Bill is eternally brushing off the
horses when there is nothing else to
do. He Is a model of industry."
"Trying" to' curry favor with the
It Isn't so dreadfully hard to restrain
your temper if you are dead sure that
indulging it will cost you your job.
One reason, why some people never
talk scandal is because they never
Probably money talks, but somehow
It must have a small audience, for the
majority of us never hear it.
WHT - I SAME
Live THAW T
Cultivate- your patience; you will
need It tobear you up while he Is
narrating the " story of his -. latest
achievement,: . . ' .
You can buy some people, but you
iave to keep others on a salary In or
der to get any action on your money. .
Cutting the acquaintance of the In-
eritable may relieve one's feelings, but
that is the only good It will do. ?
The way of the reformer Is undoubt-
jedly hard. Perhaps that is the reason
the sometimes consents to take a lu
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The Argus Daily Short Story
THE ALCANTARILLA PERFECTOS BY F. A. COLLINS.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
Kxcept an American daughter and a
profound faith in his judgment of a i
cigar Pepe Nunez had retained few !
precious possessions from his share of .
me roriune inaae oy ms grunuiauier
. . , T . t - 1 . 1 I
in Cuban sugar and tobacco.
Tepe, the favorite grandson of the
founder of the house, had grown up
very expensively, exercising his tal
ents mainly in acquiring that profound
judgment of tobaccos and wines for
which he is renowned in the Spanish
When his motherless daughter, Ariel
la, attained her eighteenth birthday
Mr. Nunez made the discovery that he
owned a house in West Eleventh
street, but no money to carry i;t on.
As a matter of fact, it was Ariella
who discovered this fact and brought
it to her father's notice. Arielia .was
disconcertingly Ilkt her American
mother. She iopked facts stralrM in
the face, while Mr. Nunez by inclina
tion and habit invariably turned his
back dn trouble.
But if he had succeeded in ignoring
disagreeable things for forty years he
could not ignore Ariella. She said te
"Either you or I, papa, dear, will
have to go to work."
Mr. Nunez shrugged his shoulders
and gently fanned away the cloud of
cigar smoke which enveloped him.
I will go to Uncle Alfredos," he
go to Uncle Alfredos meant a
small loan described a3 tempornry. but
which was actually permanent. It
would not solve the problem, and so
Ariella advertised for gentlemen
Then it happened that the pretty
Spanish girl added to her list of admir
ers, who were mostly Cubans witn no
wish to become Americanized, two
genuine Americans, Walter Brown and
They had not been in the house a
week before each recognized a rival In
the other. Thereupon each, according
to bis nature, adopted the method of
wooing most likely to "win out.
Brown, who had a smattering of Span
ish customs, fourted Tepe us Alie short
est cut to his daughters affections.
Vincent went straight to the point and
saw Ariella as often as he could.
From the first the chief obstacle was
repe, the young looking, white haired
father. He warmly supported the pre
tensions of Brown, and whenever that
gentleman spent an evening at home
be had no difficulty in getting Sonor
Nnncz to come up to his room and
while away the time smoking a big
black cigar. s
One day Ariella. In the lightest way
possible, hinted to Vincent that Mr.
Brown s popularity was due not so
much to his conversation js to his
cigars. The hint was quickly acted
upon. Not a smoker himself, he was
willing to provHe any numler of big
black cigars for Senor Nunez, but he
and his cigars were politely Bcorned.
"Your fnther. Miss Nunez, does not
like my cigars." Vincent confessed
sadly one night as he occupied a chair
not very near the 'object of his heart
and much too near the old aunt, who
looked sleepy and uncomfortable, yet
would not go to bed.- ; .
"Perhaps they are not very good,
answered Ariella. "Papa, you know.
is a famous judge of tobacco."
"I. buy the very strongest and most
costly I can find," said Vincent. "I
am trying to suit his taste, not mine.
"But why?" -
"As if you did not know why I want
to please yonr f ather,' pleaded Vin
"Mr. Brown has succeeded," said
Ariella, tapping the floor with her foot
Impatiently. J v
. "I've asked Brown what his brand
is. but he won't tell me."
"I will find out," said Ariella.8
"Will your -
At this most inopportune time tha
Ubiquitous aunt, with a gleam of sus;
plcion, suddenly interrupted.
"My niece.' you will now go to the
piano and play for me. No. Senor Via
cent, you will remain by. me."',-
. For weeks PeTe Nune had neeu
seeking to advance the case of Walter
Brown. On this very day the storm
eeeklng to advance the case of Waltor
Brown. On this very day tue Btorm
broke. Ariella cut short her father's
argument by hotly refusing to marry
"It is not you this Vincent shall ask,"
replied the infuriated senor, "but me
the father, Tope Nunez. And my an
swer is n-n-n-o!"
"What is the cigar Mr. Browr
smokes, papa, dear?" inquired Ariella
But "papa, dear," elevated his black
eyebrows, kissed the tips of his fingerj
with an expression of mystery and
turned away without answering.
It is certain that Ariella .had some
"WHAT 13 THE I'lGAlt MK. BKOWN 31f.OK.lii,
occuir reason for wishing to know the
name of this particular cigar and that
she extended her inquiries into other
quarters. ' ' ,
A few days later as she and the fat
aunt stood at the foot of the stairs in
he hall waiting for Mr. Vincent, who
was coming down to pass them, she
murmured in answer to his bow those
A few nights later Vincent begged
Senor Nunca to come to'hls room to
pass judgment on a box of cigars he
had purchased, adding Indifferently
that he hoped Mr. Erown would come
along and sample them also.
'I want your judgment, gentlemen.
"before I tell you the brand or any
thing about this smoke."
The cigars were duly lighted. The
Spaniard nojldid gravely., .took a whiff
are brain signals that your system is in some way disorganized and
unless the cause of the trouble is removed they will,l)ecoine more
and more frequent, and gradually increase both in duration and
intensity. The sympathetic nerves are weakened by the repeated
; attacks, and the malady finds an easy lodgment whenever the
bodily and mental conditions favor its return. ' : -'; V "
On the first sign of headache you should at once take .
" Complete recovery from sick headache, bilious. headache, -.
; nervous headache, throbbing headache speedily follows the use of "'
'J : , these famous pills-;- They settle the stomach, stimulate the liver,' .
"act mildly on the bowels, improve the blood and quiet the-oerves. :.
- The tonic and strengthening properties of Beecham's Pills build up.
; ... the bodily health and fortify the system against subsequent attacks. ,:
For all headaches, disorders of the stomach, and nerves.
The Needed Rm3y
In boxes wllla full
and closed his eyes. lie took another
and opened them. In their sleepy
depths lurked a look of perplexity.
"Don't you know the brand?" osked
Senor Nunez shook his head.
"Before I tell you what It is." said
Vincent "I must relate my conversa
tion with the d.ealer who sold me these
cigars. When I asked him for thm be
laughed and said:
"You are only the second customer
who has sought that brand, and I have
been In the cigar business for years."
"Did he tell you the name of the
other customer?" asked Senor Nunez,
a smile beginning to dawn on bU face.
"Wait a minute," begged Vincent.
"The cigar dealer went on to ask me
if I wanted that cigar or onp which
would pass for it. 'The cigar you call
for costs $40 per hundred, he said, 'and
the imitation, which few connoisseurs
would be able to detect, ofits only $S
per hundred. The solitary customer
who ever demanded that cigar bought
the eight dollar imitation and repeat
edly bought it, and he said it served
his purpose well.' "
Walter Brown was wriggling in his
"This is a good enough smoke," said
he, "but I think Senor Nunez prefers
the brand I have upstairs. Shall we
go up, senor?"
"What is the name of the cigar I
have the honor to smoke and for which
there Is an imitation?" he asked.
"The Alcantarilla Ferfecto,"ald
Vincent quickly. ' '
Pepe Nunez turned toward Brown,
who had got as far as the door.
"Coming up, senor?" asked Brown
"Por Dios, nor' thundered Senor
Nunez. "You have fooled me once. It
Later that night Senor Nunez knock
ed at bis daughter's door. She opened
it a crack.
"What is it, papa, dear?"
"Hush! Is your aunt sleeping? Yes.
Mr. Vincent has asked me for permla-
! 6ion to marry you. I favor the match.
! You will be his wife."
"Yes, "papa, dear," answered Ariella
"Good night, my daughter. I kiss
your hand. After the wedding we will
have no more lodgers. This Brown I
will send him away tomorrow."
It Does the Business.
E. E. Chamberlain of Clinton,
Maine, says of Bucklen's Arnica Salve:
"It does tne business; I have used it
for piles and it cured them. Used it
for chapped hands and it cured them.
Applied it to an old sore and it healed
it without loving a scar behind." 23
(cents at all druggists.
Bad Stomach Trouble Cured.
Having been sick for the past two
years with a -bad stomach trouble, a
friend gave me a dose of Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They did me 60 much good that I
bought a bottle of them and have used
12 bottles in all. Today I am well of
a bad stomach trouble. Mts. . John
Lowe, Cooper, Maine. : These tablets
are for sale by all drugglBta. - "-"'
dtrectloas. 10c and 25c'