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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1911.
To Bolt Your Convenience.
And when jon buy piano on p7
nvenia at the SCHILLER STORE you
have the assurance that the contract
yon sign will always be found in oar
own vanlf we never them to
banks or send them to foreign piano
factories for collection. There is not
another tri-clty piano dealer that can
honestly give yon this assurance a
point worthy of your consideration.
IF YOU WISH TO PAT CASH IX
ADDITION TO THE 850 REDUC
TION. THE USUAL CASH DIS
COUNT WILL BE ALLOWED.
bona fide just ask your neighbor
Schiller Piano, then come in and select the style you
prefer and deduct $50 from the price. This is your opportunity to
save a clean $50 on a Schiller Piano.
More Than 3,250 Schiller Pianos in the Tri-Cities
The Vose Piano
We are factory representatives for this well known piano that has been
before the American Public for more than 60 years hundreds of them
have been sold In this locality. The quality Is beyond question.
The Bauer Piano
is and always has been to meet a MUSICAL STANDARD and not a
COMMERCIAL one. This has been the record of the BAUER PIANO for
more than half a century.
The Bachmann Piano
A strictly reliable piano m.nde to sell at a moderate price. We guar
antee it to be the best pianu at the price id stand back of every
item in its construction.
The Apollo Player
is guaranteed to be the best player
piano made regardless of price. The
original 88 note Player.
Prices $650 to $1250
The Schiller Player
The result of years of painstaking
effort, and like the Schiller piano
guaranteed to have no equal at its
The Ellwood Player
Contains '.he essential features of the
highest priced players. See the Ell
wood before you buy. Price
$150 to $650
In all sty'es and finishes at
$15, $25, $40, $50, $75,
$100, $150, $200, $250
Come in and hear any style yon wish in separate parlors arranged for
this purpose. A complete line of the best selling Victor Records al
ways on hand. .
Musical Goods for Holiday Gifts
We carry practica'ly everything in the line of small musical instruments
and accessories such as ,
MUSIC CABINETS TRUMPETS
VIOLIN CASES RANJOS
CORNETS MUSIC ROLLS
tiLOW ACCORDEOXS Ml SIC STANDS
In fact anything you can want in the music line. Our prices are the
lowest and every article guaranteed to be as represented or your
money will be cheerfully refunded.
216-218 West Third Street
J. H. RICE, Manager.
Demands, in Stirring Address
in Senate, Immediate End
ing of Pact.
SEES NO OTHER REMEDY
Hold That Restrictions Are an In
sult to Every Citizen of the
ted to proceedings iu ihe French ing to the traditions of their faith and I w'lat the result -will b- They
'.'amber of deputies .-.litre the same, tie dictates of their conscience. Just
(iiiestion has arisen wl'h RiiSBia and
Kussia was wade to yield. After dis
cussing the law in detail Mr. Rayner
0 HTIir.lt KKMCDV.
"There is no other remedy except
to term Sua te the treaty. We must sub
mit or give noileo to terminate. It
would be a cowardly act to surrender.
1 he night of baibarism miit close bo
Tar as we are concerned. This is the
:and of religious liberty, go ordained
ly the wisdom of God and so created
iy the genius of man. We cannot per
mit any autocratic government to visit
this iniquity upon our citizens. The
cay of religions inquisition is over. It
Washington, Dec. 1. A stirring ap
1 eal for termination of the Russian
Meaty cf lf 3 2 with Russia because of
('Ifcrtrclnatlops nninst American citl
c:.s of Jenlsh f.tith In connection
villi passport privileges was made in
the senate-tod y Ly Mr. Rayner, of
Maryland.' member of the senate
Vi'uilit? on foreign relation!. '
If: argued thnt the treaty admits
fl i:t Cue interpretation and that is
ti.at citizens of the I'nited States shall
have the same rights in Russia that
;iu:.s.au citizens have within the Unit
lie t.ild It was an American ques
tion, not a rellslous one. and that it
ltd now been settled in incident after
'tcldent that no American Hebrew can
pits the frontier of Russia He refer-1
tr.ir.k of it; here is a people who for
centuries have been persecuted but
vho have torn asunder their chains
tnd have arisen purified from the fires
it prrfecittion, until now, as the re
fill of their rc.-tless and untiring en
ergy of pvrpose, they not only occupy
n commanding position in all the marts
of trade and commerce, but without
attempting to make a convert, they are
In silence exer-.'sing a mcst tremen-1
r.ous lnnueuee '.lpoti the destinies of
.he spiritual world, in every place and
q-iarter of the globe, except in this be
nighted land where a code of laws has
teen promulgated against them, that
has despoiled their homes, driven them
useless to talk of negotiation. The from their temples and sent them
nussluu govern -j-.ent cannot he r.ego-! forth as outlaws from 6hore to shore,
Hated with. Without criticising the
tiate department or any one else, I
cannot understand whr this uovern-
ient has not long ago demanded of
hose in authority in this despotic land
taat if they do not amend their code
of religious persecution end become
proselytes at the altars of reason and
liumaulty. they will no longer be tol
erated to retain friendly contract and
Intercourse without free institutions.
"What is the cause of this Intoler
ance? Have th- se people committed
ny crimes against the laws or institu
tions of Russia? Yes, they have. They
have committed the same crime which
taelr forefathers committed and which
'heir posterity will continue to commit
;o the remotest generation.
RISK IX SPITE OF OBSTACLES.
"They have worshipped God accord-
l ' - -
doer's Cigars for Xmas
Not "holiday" cigars, hurriedly made and more hurriedly sold, but
the f.nest of imported and domestic brands, fragrant, enjoyable and made
from th; choicest of selected tobacco.
Every box sent as a Xmas gift will cause some man to think with su
preme tarisfactiou: "I am sure of a good smoke."
Headquarters for Xmas cards.
, Steiner's Pharmacy
Iwenty-third Street and Fi? Avenue.
until weary and exhausted liny come
to us and ask us, that as free people,
we protest In unmeasured tones
against this wrong.
"It has been said in extenuation of
the policy that the emperor of Russia
is pursuing against them, that he is in
fluenced by the very best intentions
pud that his acts are not inspired by
a;.y malevolent purpose. This I be
lli ve. Religious persecutors, as a rule.
rre always influenced by the best in
tentions and their motives ate gener
ally of the highest and purest charac
ter. A celebrated historian has said
it is the very ordar of their sincerity
that warms them into persecution.
MIST CHANGE RELIGIOV,
It is the holy real by which they
ae fired that quickens their fanaticism
Into deadly activity. I humbly pray
heaven in Its mercy may migrate his
seal and weaken his sincerity, for
whenever that takes place, then per
haps Hebrew villages will no longer
re consigned to the torch of the mar-
ruder and the home of the heretic and
the honor of his fireside will no long
er be considered the lawful prey of
the Russian soldiery.
"It is also said that there Is an easy
escape from all these hardships. If
tne victims of this persecution will
enly embrace the established religion
of the empire as provided for by law.
This proposition is absolutely true. In
reference to this suggestion I desire
tr, say that if the emperor of Russia,
who is at the head of the ecclesiastical
caurch of the realm, by some supreme
act of Inhumanity directed against
tnese prostrate victims of his intoler
ance, will offer them the alternative
cf either accepting the faith of their
n ver abandon the altars of their
EXILE BEFORE COMPROMISE.
"For centuries their ancestors have
Fpurned the faggot and the flame, and
these people, emulating their heroic
fortitude, will b"ar up under affliction,
v ill submit to the sundering of domes
tic ties and to the agonies of separa
t'on, they will defy impi'-'onment and
trey will proceed to the inhospitable
iO.ores of exile rather than comprom
ise with their tormentors or abandon
one article of that immortal creed
which during all the generations 'in
tl.e pastoral tents of the shepherd, in
tne sumptuous palaces of the kings,
Mid among the broken pillars and
arches of the temple has always
maintained its inviolable simplicity.'
"It is nothing but religiotie perse
cution directed against citizens of the
United States. There Is no other meth
cd of relief. Do we propose to keep
treaties and allow other governments
vith whom we have made them to
break them at their will. No other
w.iiizea nation on this eartn wouia
pssume such a humiliating position.
Ibis treaty has been broken In its or-
sunic and most vital part. The heart
i f thi3 compact has been pierced, and
'.iiising as it does with us the question
of religious freedom. Its most sensi
tive feature has been mutilated and
trampled upon. We deserve the con
ttmpt of mankind if we reel at the
blow and submit to this degrading in-
d'gulty. There is no way out of it
except the termination, the rescission
or the abrogation of this treaty. Call
it what you wl'l. I care not what a
l'jau's religious belief may be, if he
Is an American citizen he is entitled
under an American passport to the
privileges of the world..
FORTY YEARS OF PLEADING.
"These helpless victims of religious
intolerance are American citizens. For
4i years their .pleading voice has gone
across the waters asking for their
H-'hts. It has all been in vain. Now
tjiis government is behind them, the
Ipnd of their adoption and their choice;
to us they look as their ancestors in
4 3 years In the wilderness looked to
H e cloud by day and the pillar of fire
by night to lead them to their deliver
ance. AH they ask are human rights
a'.d human recognition from the na
tions of the world. The hour for nego
tiation has passed. In the name of
justice, . humamty and religious free
d( m I ask for action at the hands of
the American congress."
The peculiar properties of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy have been thor
oughly tested during epidemics of in
fluenza, and when it was taken in time
we have not heard of a single case of
pneumonia. Sold by aii druggists.
persecutors, or the Imposition of n
..J . additional eerntade, I tilnk I know We-a." u pi&.a rapcr. oo teqbesw
Re Results Made This NewburJ
Lady Glad She Followed
Newbnrg. Ala. Tor more than a
year," writes Myrtle' Co thrum, of this
place, "I suffered with terrible pains in
my back and head. I had a sallow
complexion, and my face was covered
with pimples. Our family doctor only
gave me temporary relief.
A friend of mine advised me to try
Cardui, so I began taking it, at once,
and with the best results, for I was
cured after taking two bottles. My
mother and my aunt have also used
Cardui and were gTeatly benefited.
I shall always praise Cardui to sick
and suffering women."
Cardui Is a purely vegetable, per
fectly harmless, tonic remedy for wo
man, and will benefit young and old.
Its ingredients are mild herbs, har
teg a gentle, tonic effect, on the wo
Cttrdui has helped a million women
iaek to health and strength.
Have you tried It? If not, please
do. It may be Just what you need.
18. B. Write for !JV Alviion, Dept.. Chan.
IK" rttrt-ut-M. and M-?ige l-cr. How Tresiecas
8 Bell rhone Xo. 112. &
JOHN P. SYBRAHT & CO,
8 TJeaJers in
Full dressed poultry a
Oysters and fish.
1530 Sixthx Avenue.
Rock Island, III.
fee r IT'S. - ?f
Gifts that bring comfort a3 well as good cheer. Here
are some suggestions:
Women's felt Juliets, fur and ribbon trimmed;
black, maroon and red
sells it for less.
328 Twentieth Street.
Women's felt slippers 49c
Women's boudoirs in black, red and tan 85c
Misses' felt Juliets 8 5C
Misses' and children's felt slippers 39c and 49c
-Men's fine Romecs, black and brown $1.50
Men's house slippers, black and brown $1.00 to $1.50
Men's felt slippers 50q
Men's velour and imitation alligator slippers 49c
COME AND LOOK AE0UND.
PRIESTER-HICKEY SHOE CO.
HARPER HOUSE BLOCK