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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 13, 1000.
WD THE CAUSE
All Sides of Question of Public
Morals Presented in Cora-munciations.
RELATIVE TO THE CRUSADE
Position of the Argus Made Plain
and Should Not lie at All
Iti the mass of communications,
which as heretofore referred to. hav
come to The Argus since tho inaugura
tion of its warfare on vice in
Rock Islai'd, practically f'v.'ry phase
of the situation as it pertains to the
regulation of the liquor traffic, iu
abuse and kindred evils growing ou.
of the same, has been presented.
One or the first letters that cam
was from a local minister of tho go;?
pel, who after commending at length
the course of The Argus says in con
clusion: "How I wish your splendi 1
.paper would come out squarely as i
champion of the anil-saloon policy."
Another citizen writes: "The situa
tion in Rock Island simply emphasizes
the force of the local option logic,
whhh The Arjus opposed a year a:id
a half ago, a:id the evidence it nov
has ihould convince it that its position
should he on the side f
local opiion. With The Argus
placing itself on that high
groimd there is no question of what
the result of the next campaign would
be. Nevertheless, your pap. r's frank
ness and fearlessness in exposing con
ditions as they are and. which for
some time have been notorious, i?
commendatory-fn the highest sense.
A man engaged in the liquor busi
ness says: "The blame for the present
conditions is largely with tho brew-
ciies that own saloons. They cou'd
stop it if they would."
A saloonkeeper writes: l am run
ning a decent saloon and what is going
on here in the city in the dives is hur
Ing' us all. It ought to he stopped.
But don't you think talking about it i.
only going to help the cause of locil
"I am glad." says another, "that Tho
Argus is inclined to he extremely fair
in the matter of the moral conditions
of the city and is willing to avoid fur
ther recital or details until the eoa
ttittited authorities have hen giwn
ample opportunity to cle:n up th-.
town. And let t:s all hope tli- ret'orm,!-tion-
will be so complete that tl
searchlight will not have to be turned i
Only the :im1 f Hie C'ily.
What the last writer savs applies to
The Argus' position exmlly. As it en
deavored to put plainly before tb" pub
lic a few days ago, it is no: desiro.is
of going further in to the dctaiis f
what has been transpiring in Uoc:
Island, in the wineroom and gambling
evil than is absolutely essential to the
betterment of the city, and only the;:
as a last resort. The Argus has n
"There's a Reason."
Not quite all the
men in town are
coming to us for
but we're certainly
fitting a great many.
Call and see the bus
iest shop in town.
ILLINOIS THEATER BU'LD'No
motive in the course it has adopted,
othr than the good of tho town as
whole. Its disposition has not been
to offend any other than the offenders:.
It has wot Indulged in personalities
nor does it expect to until driven to the
point where no other course lies ope:.
It has made no accusations against
the authorities, county or municipal,
but has called attention to conditions
as they have actually existed, and st'.ll
exist, and expressed the Lope that
they would he given attention. Hav
ing been assuied by oiTicia! sources
that a stop is to be put to the evils
notably in the wineroom and the gam
bling don that has brought crooks and
confidence men as well as professional
gamblers to the city. The Argus has
been willing to abide a reasonable
length of time in hopes "the search
light would not have to be
turned on." That is The Argus
position as to present evils.
Meanwhile, it hr.s but to repeat wh.it
it said a few dnys ago public official.2;
will be given full credit where thoy
do their full duty.
Ah to lilM'iiHnlon.
Apropos of what a liquor man says
in his communication to The Argu
from which i paragraph is quoted,
relative to the fact that exposures
may help the cause of local option
The Argus has only to say that que
tion is entirely up to the .saloon men
themselves. As they conduct then
pelves, so they will be judged. If tb?
abuse their privilege, whether allowel
to or nat. they will be bringing on
their own heads the penalty, and they
can blame no one else.
As to The Argus' own principles
relative to either local option or the
proper regulation of the saloons, ordi
narily speaking, the hour is not yet at
hand for that discussion.
The time is the present, and speak
ing of that present there has existed
a state of affairs here threatening to
send the town to the dogs. That
Is not going to happen without the
protest, not only of The Argus, but
believes of every decent paper in th
LIFE FOR REVENGE
Charles Baumgardner, Special
Aent of Rock Island, Tar
get of Old Enemy.
FOUR SHOTS FIRED AT HIM
tluly Oik? Takes Kftcet Attacked fo:
an Arrest Made Three Years
Revenge for the arrest of his
brother three years ago in Yinto.i,
Iowa, while his victim was head of th;
police force there, prompted Lawrence
Finley in his attempt to 1 ; ill Charl.'S
Raumgardner, special agent of the
Rock island r:ad, as he stepped from
a train at Cedar Rapids Monday night,
lour .'hots were Jiie.l at Baumgarduor,
only one taking eiTect. The bullet
struck in the nuk and lodged in the
fleshy part of the cheek. The bull-.-f
has been extracted, and the physicians
do not look for any serious results.
Mr. Baumgatdnor had been .it
Greene since last Friday, being ns-
signed there when No. 22 was derailed
on lhmsdny night. He was called
back and Mrs. Bat.mgardnor received
word that he v.ouid be homo on N .
".2. She took his overcoat and waited
to meet him at the depot. While sh"
was waiting she noticed Fhiley walk
ing back and forth on the platform.
i:iiilioM Hi Itetolvrr.
The train arrived a few moments
after 8 o'clock, and Mrs. Raumirard-
tier went forward to meet her husband.
Finley, however, brushed up against
her. and when Mr. Baumgardner saw
Finley he said. "Look out, stand back."
Mrs. Baumgardner had no more thin
stepped back, when Finley quickly
stepped up to Baumgardner and with
out naying anything, whipped out a
largo -ll revolver from his pccKot an 1
shot four times. He had four cartridges
in his gun and shot them r.ll. Only
one took effect, and that entered Mr.
Baimigardr.er's neck just below the
:diull. The bullet tore its way through
I lie flesh, and lodged in the fleshy
part of the cheek.
I-'Jnlry (luirklj- Cnpturnl.
Finley immediately began to run up
lie platform, but did not get far, for
Mr. Morweiscr of the Rock Island ana
Officer Kramer caught him. He was
taken around the station to the side
ntrance and held there while the am
mlance was called. He fought dea
lt rately and Mr. Morweiser used the
)'i't of his revolver, clubbing the des
perate man until he was unconscious.
The ambulance and a physician ar
ived promptly and Baumgatdner wjs
'laced inside and taken to St. LnkG"&
iospital. Baumgardner is a frequent
isitor in this city and has manv
It's a Top Notcher Doer.
Great deeds compel regard. The
vorld crowns its doers. That's why
he American people have crowned Dr.
king's New Discovery the king of
hroat and lung remedies. Every atom
s a health force. It kills germs, and
"o'ds, and la grippe vanish. It heals
"ough-racked membrarccs and cough
ng stops, sore, inflamed bronchial
nbes and lungs are cured and hemor
rhages cease. Dr. George More, Black
lack, N. c.. writes "It cured niA .f
lung trouble, nronounced boneless iiv
au aoctors." 50 C $1.00. Trial hottle
free. Guaranteed by all druggists. !
HEAD OF Y.M.C.A.
Reelected to Presidency at the
Meeting of the Board of
TO BOOM THE MEMBERSHIP
llvpeet to Have It lp to 500 by the
llcgiiining of the Sew
The board of directors met at the
Y. M. C. A. last evening and nam
officers for th- coming year. G.
Blakeslee was reelected president, B
G. C. W-AKSLF.E,
Again Chosen President of Rock Islaiv
Y. M. C. A.
H. Wilson was chosen vice president
to succeed H. .1. Olmsted. Dr. Y. JZ
Martin was reflected correspond!!!;.
-eeietarv and H. J. Olmsted was
eliosen treasurer to succeed F. A
Graves. Was C, raves was reelete;l
but declined to serve.
The board heard reports of th-
vvork which was accomplished durin
September. In that mouth 1 new
members wer; received, bringing ihe
totitl number up to 27' A speci::
membership campaign wiil be held th
latter part, ot aie montti aiul lr :s
hoped t:!at before thc new year rolls
iround t!ie enroilmetit will be r0'.
The board math1 arrangements to send
several delegates to rhe state Y. M
A. mecring at Champaign no:
veek. Thc.s? wiJo are expe-ted to g'
ire Frank Barker. Leo Stevens. Cti-'t
m::deen, Arthur Lutu'een. .jrmai
Kerr. Harry K. Phiffer. Oiaf Jonasse i,
R. C. Sme.lley. (',. C. Blakeslee. B. H.
Wilson and Dr. W. 10. Martin. After
adjournment the directors initiate 1
to boxball a!!cvs lor the s'-a-on tin 1
'he report is being circulitcd tin'
-o:ne record scores were rolled.
nnviiKM lor I'iiiiiIh.
The board of direct-Ms of the Y. M
C. A. at the meeiing last night decid ed
to cuter al once upon the canvass for
funds to meet the expenses of th-
.issociation for the year. Each mem
ber of the board will rail upon certain
f the as.-oeiaiien members for a con
tribution to the fund. At least $2.-00i
a year is necessary for running es
iieuses in addition to the membership
fees and other sources of income. The
association is a public institution and
:s undoubtedly a great benefit to the
eonimunity. The wmk in which it Is
.ligaged is beneficial to all men and
very class ' of people win come '
contact with the work of the associa
tion. fiym rinxxpH at Work.
C. E. Gilman. physical director or the
V., held his first gymnasium class yes
terday afternoon. The junior class
was organized and the working boys
class was started in the evening. The
senior class will meet tomorrow even-in-;
for the first time. It is probable
that another class will be started be
sides those which are on the schedule
at present. The newsboys are unable
To keep health
while you have it
Than to get it ,
ba k w hen lost.
A change from coffee to well
May save many an ache and
ill of body ami rain later on
"There's a Henson"
Read the famous little book.
"The Road to Wellville." in
packages. It has been called a
little "Health Olas&ic."
Postum Cereal Company, L'tdr
Battle Creek, Mich. - j
j attend the afternoon classes and
Host of them are too young to attend
he evening class. A special class
vill be commenced for these boys and
v ill be held on Saturday at a con-.-enient
The candidates for the glee club will
ntet tomorrow evening at 7:13 and
vill adjourn in time to allow thosa
vho att?ad to go to the regular gym
Special Adlre Arranged For.
Next Sunday afternoon Dr. W. 5.
darquis will deliver an address to the
f, M. C. A. nin. His subject will be
The Message of Christ to Modern So
jiety." This is a new departure in the
Sunday afternoon meetings. Hereafter
here will be a discussion on topics of
urrent interest and social problems
uid their connection with biblical
jtories." The meetings will be called
t S:C0 and one hour will be given
ver for discussion of the topic, giving
til who so desire opportunity to speak.
Sunday, Oct. 21, Rev. R. K. Atkinson
?f Davenport will speak on the su
Yet "Modern Social Movements." A
veek later II. B. Hayden wiil discuss
he child labor problem. Further
-.pcakers have not yet been engaged,
mch topics as "The Race Question."
Labor and Capital'" "Immigiation, '
Women in Industry," "Intemper
uko,'1 "Prison Reform." "Housing in
I"ity Life" and "Civic Betterment" wiM
jo discussed and able speakers "WiM
ic engaged to lead the discussion.
NEW FIRM STARTS
M. H. Sexton and J. P. Sexton
Buy out La Velle Cloth
TO CONDUCT IT HEREAFIER
One of the Most Popular Business
lloincs iii Town Continues in
Tho stock and fixtures of the T. F.
!.aYellc clothing s;tore at Eighteenth
street and Second avenue, approxi
mating $.'.ii,iib(i, was sold this aft--:oon
by F. J. Murphy, representing
Mr. LaVello, to M. II. Soxton and
i. P. Sexion who will conduct the
lopular clothing emporium hence
The new purchasers take immediate
Kjssession and after a few days de
voted to a verification of the invoice
vill open the :tore to the public. All
i:e old clerks wUo have been with
Mr. La Velio ,for many years will
To llr C'umhictctl an Heretofore.
The? s:ore is one of tho best known
md most popular in the three cities,
laving beta to . conducted by it:?
ounder. or.e of the best liked men in
he community in a manner to ma'ce
The policy oi ihe new owners wiM
to conduct i: along the fines pur
;uel by the original owner.
M. M. Cruise is home after a week's
lay in Chicago.
Captain W. A. Rosenlield is home
;fier au eastern business trip.
.vi r. ami .Mrs. Arcnie corkeu are
lere lroui ciiiCdgo for a visit wit!i
Mrs. William Glenn departed last
night for Kl Paso, Texas, for a visit
From there she will go to California
to spend the w inter.
'Professor Chiros left this afternoon
or his home in New York City, alter
closing another season as reader in
the "Temple of Palmistry" at Watch
Mrs. Ueile Jones has returned from
?t. Paul, where she attended the con
vention of the National Humane so-
lety. fhe was a delegate from the
Jock Island County Humane society.
M. 1 1. Sexton. II. E. Casteel. B. M
asteel, S. F. Parker and F. J. Mueller
lave rettirned from Chicago where
hey attended yesterday's Three-Eye
league meeting, the first five having
ilso witnessed the early games in the
world's series in the east.
B. F. Tillinghast, editor of the Dav-
nport Demociat, who has been given
an indefinite leave of absence, left
ast night with his family for Crescent
City, Putnam county, Fla., where ns
jwns an orange grove and where he
vill spend some months in well de
Dr. and Mrs. C. J. F. Rochow of this
ity will sail Oct. 2S from New York
for an extended stay in Europe. They
will go first to Norway, remaining
there till after the holidays, and
then will proceed to one of the lead-
ng German educational centers,
where the doctor will take up special
work in connection with his profes-
. .i. ...
i'i uoccor until recently was
mutant physician at the Lincoln
ijtite School and Colony, formerly
ntiwn as the Illinois asylum for the
cdble minded, resigning three weeks
Ag Since that time he has been vis-
ffng heie. After his trip to Europe
b.cxpeets to again take up tho prac-
.e of medicine in this city.
v ' Contempt of Court.
Mace Semons of Moline was arrest-
d and brought to the county jail this
Horning on the charge of eontemot
f court. Semons was ordered recent-
by Judge Ramsay in the circuit
conrt to pay the alimony which the
court had granted to his divorced
wife. He failed to do so In the time
given him and his arrest followed.
He Is to have a hearing tomorrow
liurlington Engineer Expires
After an Illness of Several
IN COLORADO SINCE SPRING
Wife anil Children Will' Mini Wf cn
Knil Comes Burial Here L'n
ler Masonic Ausp ::.
Joseph E. Dempsey, for .(' years
a locomotive engineer on the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy raMroad,
died last evening at 7 o'clock i Col
orado ilprings. Col. 1 1 is wife and
two children were with him at the
Failing health neces-.'itfUd Mr.
Dempsey giving up his railroad work
last spring, and upon the advice of
his physicians he took his family and
went to live in the Cclorad moun
tain region in the hope of regaining
his physical .strength. Vli'le he im
proved by the change, t In? benefit
proved temporary only, and he Legan
to fail a few weeks ago.
Will be Iliiried Here.
Deceased was A years of age and
had been a resident of this chy nearly
his whole life. His last run on the
Burlington was as passenger engin
eer between this ciy and St.. Louis.
The survivors are his wif:" and two
daughters, Martha and Al.'arear; his
father, John Dempsey. in Tennersee;
three brothers. Howard, Rock Island,
Watson, Chicago, and Frank :'u Col
r.rada. There is a sister living in
Ohio. Mr. Deinpsey was P. pro.-.iinent
member of he Masonic ;"riei n."(y in
this city, belonging to the blue lodge
and tho templars.
It is expected that the remains will
reach the city this evening. The
tuneral, the date of which will be
announced later, will be under Ma
Rock Island friends have received
announcement of the death at Milwau
kee last week of Gustavo Lyscr, who
was editor of the Volks-Zeitung here
several years ago. Mr. Lyser was
aged 8 years. Since leaving Rock
Island lie had been connected with
newspapers in the northwest and ac
To Be Hoped For.
A little more sweet and a little less
sour. t !j-
A little less weed and a little more
A little more soBg and a little less
A little less earth and a little more.
sky! . , . .,
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express. Spencer & Trefz.
Hot drinks at the fountain. Young
Choice drcFs style percales 7 cents
Thursday at McCain 's.
Try Baker's laundry for fine work.
Old phone 237; new 5344.
Music in Young & McCombs' cafe
every evening, C to 8 o'clock.
All kinds of sandwiches served at
the fountain. Young & McCombs.
Call La Van way, telephone 247, for
carpet, rug cleaning and rug making.
Let Krell & Johnson do your tin
and furnace work. 131C Third avenue.
Twenty-eight inch 10-cent tennis flan
nel, yard, 0 cents. Young & McCombs.
Best 20-cer.t table oilcloth, light and
dark, i2! cents. Young & McCombs.
. II. T. Sicmou. wants your tin and
fiirnaVe work. 1320-1528 Fourth ave
nue. - -
: Try our clam, oyster and beef bouil
lons at the fountain. Young & Mc
Combs. Shop in the morning?;; double trad
ing stamps until noon. Youtig & Mc
Combs. There are good reasons why you
should buy linens now at McCabe's.
Women's 50-cent imported silk em
broidered hose, 25 cents Thursday at
Ten-cent table flannel, 23 Inches
wide, tomorrow, C cents. Young &
Big sale of wool dress goods rem
nants at McCabe's Thursday morning.
at one third off.
Greatest sale of standard books ever
attempted at McCabe's begins Friday
morning. See ad.
Start collecting trading stamps to
morrow, febop in the morning. Dou
ble trading stamps until noon. Young
All the best sets of standard books
advertised in magazines and sold by
agents at high prices, you'll find at Mc
Cabe's at astonishingly low prices.
Travel over the Rock Island bridge
yesterday included 1.4S7 foot. 1.143
teams and 25S street cars.
It's the judgment of many smokers
that Lewis' Single Binder 5 cent cigar
equals In quality the best 10 cent cigar.
The Rock Island German Alliance
has succeeded in securing L. Phillip
Wolff, editor and publisher of the
Peoria Sonne, to give an address al
the festival to be held at Turner hall
Rufus Bassett and James Wilson.
'colored, and Edward DeWaele who
were arrested yesterday for quarrel
ing, were each flued $1 jud costs last
night in Magistrate C. J. Smith's court.
Hubbard Dooley, who was injured at
the University of Illinois a few das
ago, has been taken to Chicago by his
father, H. L. Dooley. He will receive
medical attention there. H'a Injuries
are not serious.
The piano for the choir room of
Trinity church was installed today by
George B-rnnetr who has had chargj
of the subscription list circulating
among the parish for funds essential
to the ptuchas3 of the instrument.
At the monthly meeting of the Rock
Island County Medical society, at the
Manufacturers hotel, Moline, last
evening, the establishment of a county
medical library was considered. Action
will probably be taken at the next
meeting of the society in this city
' THE WEATHER I
I'alr lonicht and Thurlu rlklnic
Trm jjrrnt lire nt 7 n. in., Zlt unilninui
in 21 tioiirx. minimum. 3. I'rrclpHn
Hon In 21 huiiro, truce. Wind vcloHly nl
7 n. m.. 7 mile. Kclatlvr humidity, luxt
cvcnlnx (t, tlilN inornluK Ml. .
Stage Change Pre
fect, feet. dp.
St. Paul 3.C 0.2
Red Wing 1.7
Reed's Banding ... 1.8 0.3
I.a Crosse 3.00 0.1
Prairie du Chien .. .1.0
Dubuque 3.0 0.1
Be Claire 1.4
Only slight changes will take place
in tlie Mississippi between Dubuque
J. M. SHERIFR, Local Forecaster.
Troutman in Jail.
WilTiam D. Troutman, a farmer who
resides near LeClaire, Iowa, has been
arrested end Is lying In the county
jail in this city as a result of the
charge of bigamy which has been
brought against- him. It seems that
some technicality in a divorce decree
issued to him against his first wife
rendered it void and Wife No. 1 has
had him arrested. Requisition papers
were used in bringing him to this
Rock Island Suit & Skirt Co.
Manufacturers of Tailor-Made Suits and Skirts,
II Going Out
Buy your; fall suits and skirts at the beginning of the sea
son for less money than you can buy the cloth.
Remember our suits and skirts are the new fall models.
Not light weights or light colors of last spring's styles.
The necessity of converting our stock into cash is extremely
urgent which has caused us to put the prices down so low that
no woman or girl, who contemplates purchasing a fall suit, ;;kirt
or dress goods, can afford to miss this chance.
$30 Suits, 42 and 50 inch len gth coats, pleated skirts. In broadcloth,
serges, fancy striped suitings and worsteds, lined with guaranteed
satin linings, one-half manufacturer's JJjiO
$25 Suits, cheviots, broadcloths, fancy striped worsteds, plealed
skirts, lined with guaranteed satin linings, Cft AJCk
one-half manufacturer's price vJJ .
$16 Suits, black broadcloth, new fall models, pleated ' C Xrt
and trimmed skirts; one-half manufacturer's price.,.. J
$13.50 and $15 skirts, serges, .chiffon, panamas. broadcloths, plain
pleated and yoke effect styles; one-half manufac- gr m , r
turer's price S&T13jJ
$10 and $12 skirts, in all the new fall models, fancy suitings, chif
fon, panamas and voiles; one half manufacturer's T "X ""7 CI
price 0 J
$7 and $9 skirts, in panamas, serges and fancy suitings, pleated
and gored styles; one-half manufacturer's CIO
$5 and $6 skirts, 200 different styles and cloths to C C A
select from; one-half manufacturer's price i2OU
Black cotton broadcloth skirts, nicely 7ES
At less than one-half their cost to us. AH dress goods thorough'y
shrunk and sponged ready io cut. We have Chiffon. Panamas,
and serges made expressly for one piece dresses. Must be seen 'o
be appreciated. 51 and 54 inches wide. We are offering them for
C3 1-3 cents on the dollar. It takes too much space to Itemize
2",000 yards of new fall drass goods. This is what really interests
75c dress goods I
$1.00 dress goods
$1.25 dres3 goods
Rock Island Suit & Skirt Go.,
Manufacturers of Tailor-Made Suits and Skirts.
Opposite Postoflice. 1517-1519 Second A venue.
OPEN EVERY EVENING.
DAQQIflfi PARTV -
ii nrnftt nnin
IN UtrUI riIIU
Strikebreakers on Way East
Make "Cleaning" at Filth
Avenue Lunch Room.
ESCAPE ON SPECIAL TRAIN
Taken Silverware mhI Oilier Article"
..r -..!.... ..r ten ii-.it If 1 .. ' : "
The lunch room at the Rock Islaud.
railroad station on Fifth avenue wasi
raided at 10 o'clock this morning by a
party of 99 gtrike breakers passing
through en route from Omaha to their
home in .New Yoik city on a special
train. The men succeeded In break
ing the strike at Omaha, nnd were In
high spirits when they reached this
city. There are four coaches in the
special. They stopped at the Fifth,
avenue station for lunch ,and when
they started for their train. they gath
ercd up all ilm napkins and fcilverwara
in sight and put them In their Kckf'
The articles taken represent $150.
The Rock Island and Moline police
were notified, but when the officers
from the Moline station reached the
depot in that city the special had
passed, but they found several knlve
and spoons alongside the tracks. Jolfet
and Blue Island authorities were com
municated with. It Is understiMMl u
squad of policemen from Blue I"land
will meet the train and place the party,
under arrest. i, , ... -
lb row l'rjrr(j- Away, n-'1i
The raid was probably committed frt
a spirit of devilment, as the articles
taken could he of little value' to the
men. It is supposed by the tlrneHiw
train reaches Blue Island the stolen
proiierty will have been disposed of via
tho car windows, for the party doubt
less know by this time that the police
are on the trail.
Johnson-Kf tchc 1 fight by rounds Sat
urday. 4:30 p. m.. at Bryant's buffet,
119 Eighteenth street.
torn h nnrf.
$2.00 dress goods
$2.50 dress goods