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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, ' XOVE3IBER 4, 1910.
The Average Voter May De
termine Choice for Sheriff
by Influences at Work.
ONE ELEMENT ON ONE SIDE
Beside Significance in Alliances, All
Else Fades in tlie Comparisons.
have been practically condoned in
certain official circles, including the
office of the present sheriff.
He knows that O. L. Bruner is hold
ing the tjffice of deputy sheriff under
an agreement made four years ago
an agreement that, taken in connec
tion with other things, may he accept
ed as including a continuation of the
He knows that but one meaning is
to be drawn from the part that cer
tain, law defying elements are taking
in this campaign.
And. being aware of these things,
the voter need not be told his duty.
Common decency and respect for
law constitute the issue in the elec
tion of a sheriff of Rock Island county
aext Tuesday. There is no need for
the voter of average intelligence to
be deceived. The lines are plainly
Jrawn by the character of a certain
PARTY MEN TOLD TO
LINE UP FOR TICKET
Colonel Milton J. Foreman Talks to
Crowd of Friends at Turner
Colonel Milton J. Foreman of Chi
cago, iu a political address last even-
LAW IS FOLLOWED
IN WRIT RULING
Magistrate C. J. Smith Points
( Out His Official Duty in
GIVES DEFENSE A CHANCE
Latter AVaives Privilege of Paving
Way to Offering Proof to Estab
lish Character of Goods.
"The hearing on the H. E. McBride
replevin writ in my court was in strict
conformity with law," Magistrate C.
J. Smith said today in commenting
on his ruling. "All there was before
me as a court was the replevin writ
ing at the Rock Island Turner hall, Njssen. T,;e case was taken on a
nc,aeBl inai 15 supporting u. urun- aiJ th.u the republioans had been sue- j change of venue to me from Justice
er. When the average citizen learns j cossfu, ,n tRe pasl and expected to I Nissen's court.
the truth on this point he will ask j trick th,g nionth tnrough the "I uld not be swayed from my
no further questions. i . jduty as a court by any private lnfor-
It is not a matter of parties. Xeith- j application of its three famous Prm-j mation or suspjCjons j mav have had
er is it one of the popularity of candi-' cip'.es, "organization, system and dis- with reference to the real character
dates. Even the character of the men i cipiine." In other words, the colonel i of the property described in the Mc
running for office sinks to minor im-1 politely hinted to those of his political 1 Bride writ. The writ did not describe
portance when one becomes con vers-1 fh who listened to him that thev 1 gambling paraphernalia. There was no
were expected to walk the plank at i evil5ence introduced to prove that it
next week's election and take the!was a gambling outfit. Neither was
whole ticket from top to bottom, i" Proved by the evidence that the
whether its personnel suited them or rroperty itemized in the replevin writ
not and that if thev were entertaining ' was "e same property that was seized
contrary views thev were liable to get i y Constable August Schmid in the
a slap '(,n the wrist. There were 150 r?ld uPn the Biliburg sa.oon on Twen
reople at the hall to hear the colonel. ' tietn strPet-
Many of thorn were his personal I waivci offered ivuiicKe.
friends, for the colonel enjoys an ex-: "l accorded to Attorney John H.
nauoerg, at tne proper time, oppor-
unity to pave the way for the intro-
Bnt with the part that 'Phil Miller,
Dick Carnes and others of their ilk
are taking in the fight. It is not a
matter of party principles with these
men. It means simply that they un
derstand they are to be taken care of
in the event of the success of iheir
candidate. It means that they expect
tilings to go on in the future as they
have for two or three years past.
Of Common Kunwleilg;?.
What the conditions have been is
1 matter of common knowledge. Rock
Island has been exploited and its name
dragged in The mire by one of the
worst organizations that has eve.
promored and fattened upon the vires
Of any modern fcity. Its members
have been bold because they have had
assurance that they would not be mo
lested from official sources. Their
true character has been exposed by the
lensive acquaintance nere as cc- a
i duction of whatever proof be may
where over the state. He was intra
Humeri fountain Walter A Rosen-
flMrf nn nf hf nln,o frien.ls" Cantain ,,aVe been in Possession Of to identify
Rosenfield presided at the meeting,
which was called to order by County
Chairman B. F. Knox. There were
brief remarks by Congressman James
McKinney,-who did not attempt to con
ceal his support of. the Aldrich law
and Cannonism. He admitted the Ald-
the property as gambling fixtures, but
be did not see fit to do so. It should
be remembered that at this hearing I
was sitting as a court to dispense jus
i ice. I could not be expected to con
duct the case of either side. Mr. Mc
Bride proved in court that h haJ. by
outfit under the following description
which they furnished Justice Nissen:
Two fancy tub tables.
One table about eight feet long.
One long lunch table.
One domino table.
Four thousand five hundred checks.
Does any person of ordinary powers
of reasoning doubt for an instant that
the articles mentioned in this writ
are anything other than gambling
Don't Expect to Be Dislodged.
The point that The Argus has sought
to impress upon the public mind is
that the gambling fraternity entrench
ed in the city of Rock Island does not
expect to be dislodged, and is waging
an open fight for its boasted "rights."
The Argus fails to recall an instance
in the city of Rock Island where, in
former years, a gambler had the bold
ness to walk into a court of law and
seek by the aid of that court to re
cover possession of a gambling layout
that had been confiscated by the
agents f the law. Yet McBride has
done that very thing. So have his
associates operating the Diamond and
the Turf gambling joints. The Rock
Island gambler of the present day is
not taking to cover as his predeces
sors in the local field did when there
was a public movement for the sup
pression of their traffic. He has dig
nified his calling by claiming that It is
"licensed." He is standing his ground,
despite that he i.s entitled to no con
sideration under the law. The profes
sional gambler, no matter his financial
ratiug. under the law is a vagrant.
Public Han Been Warned.
The Argus merely is seeking to keep
the public mind refreshed as to what
may be expected in the city of . Rock
Isiand if the gamblers are permitted to
retain their hold upon the authorities.
They are in the city, although tem
porarily out of "work," their tools be
ing in storage in Davenport, and they
are making an open fight for their can
didate for sheriff.
The lawless element in Rock Island
is today putting up the most desper
ate battle in the history of the com
munity. The gamblers are neither
democrats nor republicans. They are
"sure thing"' fellows in politics as they
are in their nefarious business.
GITY IS OBLIGED
TO CUT EXPENSES
Forces on the Various Munici
pal Departments Are to Be
FINANCE COMMITTEE ACTS
Shown That Police Department Funds
Are Sufficient to Meet Sal
Curtailment of forces In the several
departments of the Rock Island munic
ipality has been determined upon with
a view to getting through the present
fiscal year without borrowing addition
At a meeting of the finance commit
tee, held last evening at the city hall,
it was shown that the financial condi
tion of the city would not permit the
continuance of the present pay roll,
and it was recommended that the var
ious committees of the council go into
conference at the earliest date possi
ble and Bee what could be done to
wards reducing expenses.
Two I'olice Officer to Co.
For instance, the police fund is suf
ficient to pay salaries for the remain
der cf the year only, if the force is con
tinued with the number of men now on
duty. There are other expenses that
must be met by the police department
fund, and the police committee is re
quested to cut down the force by at
leat two men. There are now 21 on
the police department pay roll. Sim
ilar curtailments will be made in the
waterworks, street, and health departments.
ROUGH, HARD or
IRRITATED SKIN' IIANDS
Recommended and Sold by
THOMAS DRUG CO
A "Tip Top" fellow.
And a "Tip Top" girl
On a "Tip Top" day were wed.
And they got along "Tip Top" together
For they always had each other.
And plenty of "Tip Top" bread.
I It's better than his mother ever made and only 5 cents.
AJU JL 1 JUA-J. J JL the Malt 5c.
a writ issued h- .T:ist1cr X'lsPn. s.
events of the past few weeks so that rich bill was drawn by the big trust , rm.c(1 Tcturn nf his versvnal )ropertv
no one need be in doubt. .-interests, yet lie put His approval upon a ronstable. He swore that the
It was to be expected that when H by voting for u. A quartet ; pronertv described in the replevin writ
this gang realized that its power was j and Bleuer's band played. The quar- i belonged to him. He had posted a
threatened it would resort fo personal i tet was composed of Messrs. Dawson, j $400 bend to back bis claims of owner
abuse and misrepresentation and ! Jonassen, Hazard and Caulpetzer. Co-!sy,jn nf the property. ue established
would attempt to draw attention from ! lonel Foreman also spoke at a mcet-;tnjS cia-:m jn my court, and I did my
DOUD IS GIVEN DIVORCE
ANNUAL MEETING CALLED
the real issue. And some o the sup-; ing in Moline during the evening.
porters of Bruner are doitr these
in sustaining the writ of I
Hutinc Mot liie4Uoned.
Xo one "a. ill question that Magistrate
things. They are busily engaged In Meeting of the Democratic County
peddling rumors calculated to innu-j Committee.
eiite iiui&e wiiujii lucj ma., iit-i-f nr, i cifi; luciiiuri i wit m iuuua'n. Smith ruled according to law. It was
varying their stories to suit the class-! county committee is requested to at- not within-his province to prove that
es with which they are dealing. j tend a meeting of the committee Fri- ,hP property of McRrid" was other in
Hut a Few i'.int. ' clay evening. Nov. 5. If 1. at s p. m. . : , nai after than the description given
As before stated, however, there is . at democratic county committee head- ia the replevin writ. The law had
no occasion for the voter to be misled, i quarters, room 22, Mitchell & Lynde : been defeated before the case reached
He need bear in mind but a few points, j building. Business of importance, and the court of Magistrate Smith, and
He knows the conditions that have! a full attendance is requested. ; McBride and his advisers had won
prevailed. ! M. . BATTbES, Chairman. j their real victory when they were aide
1 to regain possession of 1 he gambling
He knows that these conditions M. J. McKniry, Secretary
Is Freed from Woman Whom He Ar-
u-ei! of I'lifaithfulne.-s.
In the circuit court today Judge F.
P. Ramsay signed a decree granting a
divorce to Charles M. Doud from his
wife. Fay Doud, against whom he en
tered charges of unfaithfulness, nam
ing William Turpin as corespondent.
Since his wife separated from him he
has been csuing for her two children,
aged 10 aiHl K!. by a former marrhige.
The children continue with Doud. The
eldest, a girl, testified against her
mother in court, citing occasions when
she entertained other men in her home
during the absence of her husband. I.
H. Wells appeared as attorney for
Visiting .Nurse Association to KIet
Oflicers Xcvxt Monday.
The annual meeting of jhe Visiting
Nurse association is announced for
next Monday afierneon at 1 o'clock at
the public library building hall. At
this time officers will be chosen to
serve the ensuing year, and the work
of the winter, when the nurse has her
busiest season, will be outlined. It 5s
desirable that there tie a full attend
ance of the membership at this meeting.
Will Promote Beauty.
Women desiring beauty get wonder
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It banishes pimples, skin eruptions,
sores and boils. It makes the sVdn
sott and velvety. It glorifies the face.
Ores sore eyes, cold sores, cracked
lips, chapped hands. Best for burns,
scalds, fever sores, cuts, bruises and
piles. 25c at all druggists.
4- HOME TEA CO.
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ome of the Stvle Originators
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the neck. They come in 46 to 52 inch lengths. Let us show you the
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Many men don't want to pay more than $25 for an overcoat. We therefore pur
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50c to $7.50
Mens Dress Gloves
Kid and mocha. Lined and
$1.00 to $2.50
Overcoats in the box style, but
toned to the neck, in grays, blues,
reds, blacks, etc., ages 3 to 16,
$3.00 to $12.00
in red, blue, gray, etc., plain and
trimmed, $1.00 to $2.50.
Blouses, 48c to $1.00.
Knee Pants 50c to $2.00.
Caps 25c and 50c.
The largest line of high grade
shirts in this vicinity.
"Manhattan and Emery, cuffs
attached and detached, plain
$1.00 to $3.50
Flannel Shirts in blue, tan and
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from $1.00 up.
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