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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY. MAY 12, 1911.
CLAIM THEY ARE
"IT" IN ILLINOIS
Twenty-eight Republican Sen
ators Join to Save O. O.
P. in the State.
"Ben Hur Play Pirates Stopped
FEAR PROGRESSIVE LEAGUE
Lnlee Among Number United to
Forestall Invasion by New
Springfield, May 12. Republican pol-
Itics broke into hidden eruption yes
terday. Twenty-eight senators, compos
ing the progressive element that won
control of the upper branch two years
ago, banded together and 'launched a
movement for the "rehabilitation" of
the republican party in Illinois.
They represent nearly every faction
in state politics; they will serve as the
nucleus of an organization to cover
every county and city in the state in
the avowed endeavor to make the state
party of Illinois as militantly progres
sive as that of any other common
wealth in th" west.
In launching the movement at this
particular moment, the idea of the lead
ers was to forestall any active invasion
of Illinois by the National Republican
Progressive league. By letting it 6lide
from the ways almost on the eve of
the $1.50 plate banquet of the progres
sives at the Auditorium in Chicago
Saturday night, the intention was to
prevent the banqueters from getting
a copyright on the title "progressives."
The 2S senators who signed up have
a long list of legislative deeds to which
they "point with pride." They openly
avow that on Us record of the last two
years the senate organization is enti
tled to recognition as a progressive
element In politics. They point out that
there is hardly an item in the program
of the National Progressive league for
which they have not already voted.
C AM. MAS MEETING.
They now propose a benevolent as-
- Prison bars face the play picture
pirates at last. May 5 United States
Judge Killetts, sitting at Toledo, Ohio,
had before him Charles E. White, mart
ager of the Lyceum Bio-Scemograpn
company of Chicago. White was
charged with violating an Injunction
issued to Klaw & Erlanger by United
States Judge Lacombe, and subse
quently affirmed by the United States
circuit court of appeals, restraining
the Kalem company from producing
"Ben Hur", or pictures of the same or
any colorable imitation of the oook
or play. He was found guilty and sen
tenced to Jail imprisonment for a
term of 60 days.
This is the opening gun in a cam
paign instituted by Klaw & Erlanger
against the motion picture pirates. As
fast as violations of this sweeping in
junction are reported, instant arrest
and prosecution will follow. Judge
Killetts" action clearly indicates that
it is the intention of the court to deal
out terms of Imprisonment to all
found guilty of violating the injunc
tion. The case of Klaw & Erlanger
against the Kalem company was bit
terly fought and the injunction was
issued only after a series of exhaus
tive hearings and arguments. It re
sulted in a victory for Klaw & Er
langer, and most of the "Ben Hur"
films were withdrawn from the mo
tion picture houses. There were, how
ever, several fugitive films and these
have" been exhibited from time to
The Aladdin Amusement company
of Springfield. Mo-, consisting of H. N.
Thomas, L. W. Seamon and Laura
Seamon. has also been exhibiting
"Ben Hur" pictures recently. Sum
mary action was begun by Klaw &
Erlanger through their attorneys, and
the case Is now pending. The court
will be urged to inflict even a longer
sentence in this case than in the case
of White referred to above. There
will be no let-up In the campaign.
Klaw & Erlanger have determined to
stop this form of fraudulent amuse
ment and it is quite evident the Unit
ed States courts have placed an ugly
weapon in their hands.
Their agents everywhere have been
ordered to Institute criminal proceed
ings instantly upon the discovery of
any violation of the Injunction and to
urge upon the United States courts to
inflict prison sentences in all convic
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similation of the Merriam forces in Chi
cago. Last night they signed a call
for a mass meeting soon after adjourn
ment, to which they invite all republi
ans who indorse progressive princi
ples. The Deneen administration is closely
connected wfth the movement. Con
jectures that it may eventually absorb
the Merriam progressives and unify the
non-reactionary factions are floating,
based on the fact that Senator Walter
Clyde Jones signed up. He has been
mentioned prominently as the probable
candidate of the Progressive Republi
can league for governor, and he was
the last to attach his signature.
The announcement issued by the 2S
We, the undersigned repubrlcan mem
bers of the Illinois state senate, agree
to associate ourselves together for the
I -J i i 4 m
? Suits Special
Do you want to secure
one of these $25.00 to
$35.00 Strictly High
Grade Hand Tailored
We have to-day placed
on sale, all of our dis
continued models, in
cluding samples and
Factory Surplus Stock
of the finest grades
and Materials, at this
astonishingly low price
You have never had
the opportunity to
secure such fine Spring
Suits at such a ridic
ulously low price, as
In connection with this
sale, we have also
reduced the prices on
all Men's Spring Suits
in broken lots and odd
sizes. It will pay you
well to see them. They
consist of Gray and
Brown Mixtures. Wor
steds Tweeds and plain
Blue and Fancy Serge.
Either two or three
piece Suits. They are
all Strictly hand tail
ored and are selling in
other stores at $20.00
Our Price while they
To enable every honest
man and women to
hnffit bv this aal
Vi mt lifiAral rf- 1 i
terms will be extend
fin ill wA
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319-321 20th St.
Rock Island. III.
purpose of forming an organization to
further such progressive republican
principles as we have endeavored to
promote throughout the present ses
sion, and we invite all who Indorse
these principles to unite with us, in be
half of the republican party, and the
welfare of the state. (Signed) Logan
Hay. Henry M. Dunlap, C. F. Hurburgh,
Ed Beall, Carl Lundberg, R. J. Barr,
H. S. Magill, Jr.. Frank H. Funk, D. W.
Helm, John Dailey, John H. Gray, H.
W. Johnson, J. M. Chamberlain, Jr., F.
A. Landee, Henry Andrus, A. J. Olson,
J. C. McKenzie, Niels Juul, Francis P.
Brady, Samuel A. Ettelson. William H.
Mac Lean, Erastus D. Telford, M. B.
Bailey, W. M. Brown, Edward C. Cur
tis. L B. Stewart, W. H. Cornwell, W.
FINAL BILL AT MAJESTIC.
The final vaudeville bill for the sea
son at the Majestic was opened yester
day afternoon and will close Sunday
evening. Manager Qulnn's last show
of the season is an interesting and
funny one, presenting two high class
acts, one other very good one, and one
meiodcre stunt. The feature of the
bill is "The Candy Kid," a musical
comedy tabloid ably presented by Ray
Raymond, Ned Burton and Flossie
Bain, all of whom are capable fun
makers and singers. Da6hington's dogs
present some things that are new in
dog tricks. Billy Mann has a mono
logue which might be better, but is ac
ceptable enough. Swain and Otsman,
known as the "Bump Phiends," have
a remarkably clever comedy acrobatic
act. The pictures end a show which
furnished good entertainment. The
The big show is here. The last
week of vaudeville.
SIX BIG HEADLINE ACTS
Beginning Monday Night
HELEN AUBREY STOCK CO.
For the summer season.
Old phone 1685.
Summer Engagement, Com
mencing Monday, May 15.
Helen Aubrey Stock
Evening performances 8:15.
Prices 20c, SOc and 30c
Matinee Wednesday, Saturday and
Sunday at 2:30 o'clock, any seat lOc,
except Sunday, when evening prices
Change of program Monday and
Seats now on sale. Old phone 1685.
May 12 and 13.
Afternoon and Evening
Orchestra 45, Chorus 112
Season Tickets $3
V V eorvicMT ill' j
Aubrey Stock company takes posses
sion Monday evening with. "Alaska."
DE SOUSA QUITS FORCE.
Chicago, May 12. Sergeant John
De Sousa. the only Chicago police
man of Portugese descent, has hand
ed in his resignation to Chief Mc
Weeny, to take effect on June 10. He
is going to quit Chicago and live
with his daughter May De Sousa
Haines, comic opera star, at her cot
tage on the Thames, near London.
"I am going to retire," said De
Sousa as he sat at his desk in the
Chicago avenue station, "because I
have earned a rest. Chicago is the
worst city in the world for a police
man to work in. When a boy I risk
ed my life many times as a Jockey,
but a crook knocked my teeth out.
"May is now Mrs. Haines and is
starring in the 'Girl in the Train'
in London. Fm going to accept her
Invitation to visit her at her cottage
there. My son Marvin, who will be
graduated from college this June,
may go to Europe to study music and
we will all be together."
WHALE NETTED FORTUNE.
It Yielded Oil and Something Else,
Ambergri Worth S 60.000.
In a vault at the headquarters of a
wholesale drug firm In Boston are about
100 pounds of ambergris. It Is rained
at $60,000, according to experts.
Trade quotations give the present
market value of ambergris at from $10
to $15 an ounce. The 100 pound pack
age Is by far tJe largest amount of am
bergris received In Boston or New Eng
land in many years and la said to be
of uncommonly high quality. It was
picked up by tUe crews of the bark
Bertha, Captain Ben Vera, and tbfl
brig Viola, Captain John A. Cook, who
found it while whaling off the coast
of Africa In December.
The crews of the Bertha and Viola
were pursuing sperm whales when
the lookouts signed several spouting
in the sunlight. One fellow about thir
ty feet long lagged behind the others.
He was sluggish, and it happened that
the harpoons which simultaneously
pierced his sides came from small
boats from both ships. That's why
the crews are dividing the spoils.
The laggard yielded only fifteen bar
rels of oil. but the grumbling of the
whalers was dispelled by the huge
black lump of ambergris taken from
GEORGE REED IS GUILTY
Alleged Swan Creek Rank Kobber
Who Broke Jail Convicted.
Monmouth, 111. May 12. In the
Warren county circuit court yester
day, George Reed was found guilty
of complicity in the recent robbery
Kansas Woman Helpless.
Lawrence, Kan. Mr. J. F. Stone
of this city, says, "My wife suffered
for ten years from womanly troubles
during two years of which she was
totally helpless. She was examined
by many physicians, some of whom
gave her up to die. Finally she be
gan to take Cardui and since then
has greatly improved in health. The
tonic, strengthening and restorative
effects of Cardui, the woman's tonic,
on the womanly constitution are the
most valuable qualities of this pop
ular medicine. Cardui acts specific
ally on the womanly constitution.
Half a century of success proves that
Cardui will do all that is claimed for
of the Swan Creek bank. Reed and j had the money taken from the bank,
a man named Carroll were arrested j Later both prisoners escaped. Reed
the day after the robbery. Carroll was recaptured in Maryville. Kan.
"If age-Wafer Have
It, It't. Correct."
Do Ghosts Haunt Swamps?
No, never. Its foolish to fear a fan
cied evil, when there are real and
j j 1 : l . i : .
j ueaujj perus lo guaru against id
swamps and marshes, bayous, and
I lowlands. These are the malaria
germs that cause ague, chill and fev
ef, weakness, aches In the bones and
muscles and may induce deadly ty
phoid. But Electric Bitters destroys
and casts out these vicious germs
from the blood. "Three bottles drove
all the malaria from my system."
wrote William Fretwell. of Locama,
X. C-, "and I've had fine health ever
since. Use this safe, sure remedy on-i
ly. 50 cents at all druggists. !
How to Get a
If you have ever found your
self with about ten minutes In
which to get a meal it will be
wise for yon to remember that
we have in stock various can
ned foods for the purpose.
READY TO SERVE.
Soups of all kinds, can ..10c
Veal loaf J5C
Potted meats $c
Libby's potted ham .... lgc
Lobster 15c & 25c
Salmon ... 18c 20 & 25c
Sardines, domestic - oil or
mustard dressing 5C
Sardines, Norway smoked
sardines in pure olive oil. 15c
Chili con carne, Llbby's '
Mexican style, with beans
very hot . 10c
Ta males, Llbby's Mexican
Vegetables mixed, 12 kinds
in a can . . jQc
Saner kraut, fine 10c
Sweet potatoes, fancy Jer
Spaghetti, Van Camp's
Italian style 15C
We are selling agents for
Folger's high grade coffees. Try
2207 Fourth Avenue.
Take the Ferry
or the Green Car
But whatever you do cross over to a real shoe store,
where you will find everything and anything in the line
WomenVshoes and oxfords and pumps from
$1.50 to $5.00
Men's shoes and oxfords from
$2.00 to $6.00
Lagfe-"Waters Shoe Co
300 Block. 308 West Second Street, Davenport, Iowa.
If It's Correct, Lage-Waters Have It.