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THE ARGUS, SATUKDAY, MAY 31, 1902.
THE AUG US.
Published Daily and Weekly at 16S4 Second
avenue. Bock Island. I1L Entered at tbe
robtofflce as Second-class' matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTEIt CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week. Weekly,
11.00 per year in advance.
All communlcatlonsof political or argumen
tative character, political r religions, must
have real name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
hip in Rock Island county.
Saturday, May :1.
Democratic County Convention.
Tbe democrat of Rock bland county. Illi
nois, are hereby notified that a denoocrailc
county coaventioa will be held at Turner hall,
n the city of Rock Islard, Wednesday, June
11, lsXE. at 1:30 o'clock p m , f or the puri ose
of electing delegates to tbe state, congres
sional and senatorial conventions; to nsme a
county central committee consisting of one
member from each precinct, nd to nominate
candidates for tbe offices of county judge
county clerk, -sheriff, county treasurer ard
county superintendent of schools, and lo
express a preference for minority representa
tive. If the convention so des res. Also to
elect a cbairmau of the democratic county
Each township, precinct ard ward In the
county of Rock Island shall be er, tilled to rep
resentation in said county convention, on the
basis of one delegate or vote for each 25 votes
or major fraction thereof cast for lirran and
Steven on at the last presidential election, in
each towcsblp, ward or precinct. On this
basis the various to we ships, wards and pre
clncts of said county shall elect delegates to
said democratic county convention as follows:
No. Of DeL
No of Del.
Buffalo Pral'ie J
Canoe Creek.. ...... :
Edglngton. No. 1 ..
Edgington, No 2..
Hampton, No 1...
Bampton, No. i. ..
Hampton, No. 3...
So. Moline, No. 1.
So Molite. No.!.,
So Kock Islacd..
The caucuses to elect delegates to said
democratic county convention shall be
held In ths various townt-hip, wa'ds or
precincts Saturday. June 7, IVWJ, at S p. m.
Thetownstip com Bluet men are hereby di
rected to arrange for tbe holding of caucuses,
and they are authorized to issue calls there
for. designating the places where such cau
cuses shall be bed and changing the hour to 3
p. m. If desired.
Meetings to choose deegaus tball be beld
in each ward of Moline and Rock Islacd, Sat
urday, June th. at 8 p m. at the. usual voting
places, as arranged by the committeemen, and
the procedure shU be as follows: Hailots
from residents of the ward who declare their
Intention of voting tbe democratic ticket
shall re received between the hours or H and
tf p. m., each ballot to contain as many names
as the number of delegates to be selected and
tbose receiving tbe highest number or votes
shall be declared chosen. Members of .he
county committee kbail act as judges, togeth
er with any others tbtt may be selected by
tbe caucus. A list of all persons voting at the
caucus, together with tbe residence street
address or each, shall be ktpt by ths judaes
and returned to tbe county convention wl h
the credentials of tbe delegates.
Meetings to choose delegate! may be beld
In each ward or Moline Saturday, June 7. at
8 p. m. at tbe places designated by the call of
the chairman of the county committeemen of
Moline or at such other time and date as their
call may direct.
At all caucuses so held there shall be select
ed one member or tbe democratic county ten.
tral committee for each precinct Represen
tation of townships and precincts on the
county central committee Is limited to one
member each, and caucus fai log to elect
same shall not be entitled to representation
on the county central committee.
T. R. Leks,
Cbtirman Democratic County Central Com
Geo. E. Miikuas,
Kor Legislative Nomination.
At the solicitation ot many friends I here
by 'announce myself a candidate for the
nomination for minority representative'
subject to the decision of the democratic
convention and invite the support of those
who deem me worthy. w. R. MOOKE.
The undersigned, a lite-long democrat, at
he request of many friends, wishes to an
nounce himself a candidate for minority
representative In the legislature, subject to
the decision of the democratic convention,
and solicits the support ot all friends to se
cure said nomination.
G. F. M NABNEY.
I am a candidate for the offlce of minority
representative, subject to the decision of
the democratic convention, and solicit the
support of all democrats.
T. A. TENDER.
After due deliberation and resjondlng to
the wishes of numerousot my friends I have
determined to announce my candidacy for
the nomination for minority representative,
subject to the decision ot the democratic
convention, and Invitethe supportof all who
deem me worthy. W. C. MAUCKER.
I am a democratic candidate for minority
representative, subject to the coming demo
cratic county and senatorial conventions!
for Connty Trrasarcr.
The undersigned, a lite long democrat, at
the request of many friends, wishes to an
nounce himself a candidate for county
treasurer, subject to the decision of the
democratic convention, and solicits the sup
port of all friends to secure said nomina
tion JOHN a CORNS.
The time to start the improved park
f vstcm in now.
JL Picrpont Morgan's money, ap
pears to talk in all lang-uag-es.
And Mill no reports of the failure
of the Delaware ieach crop.
In some quarters (Jen. ChafTee will
be called a traitor ti the American
army for not condoning wholesale
Judging1 from the burden of his
Memorial day address President
lloosevelt evidently imagined he was
indulging in a ioitical rather than a
Keeords of steamship companies
show 2.,0)0 immigrants are on the
Atlantic, due to land at New-York
within u week. May's arrivals will
lie DO.IKM), a record breaker.
Farmers in the American bottom
reHrt considerable damage done to
the growing corn oy cut worms. The
cold nights of last week were favor
able to these little ests, and they
not only destroyed a large quantity
of young corn, but also garden truck
of all kinds. '
Thousands of dead red horse, bass
and other fish line both - shores - of
Uock river for several miles near
II oik Falls. It is presumed that the
fish are killed by the heavy dynamite
blasting at the mouth of the Henne
pin canal feeder. The government
lias been blasting rock in the bed of
the canal for the last month, dis
charging from L'.IO to 400 pounds m
dynamite at each charge. The con
cussion ami vibration resembles a
small earthquake following each
Not more than two million gallons
of whisky a month are being made by
l'eoria distilleries just enough for
sickness. The collections of internal
revenue are jogging along at an easy
gait of a little more than if-J.OOO.OOO a
month and they may decline still
further during the summer months.
The third million is usually reached
in the fall of the year when lean and
hungry cattle are shipeil in, placed
in the feed sheds and require lots of
slop to fill them up. The booze which
is extracted before the slop reaches
the cattle is said by the Peoria Star
to be very good to thicken the blood
and prepare the sons of men for a
long and hard winter, so that the de
mand about that time is a little more
active than in the warmer months.
According to the report of the of
ficers of the Alton Humane society,
that baud of women has been a power
for great good in the community dur
ing the past year. The society's sta
tistics show that thirty-seven child
ren have been provided with good
homes, being taken from places
where they were growing up in want
and in u school of crime. In addition
to this feature, the ladies have ac
complished rescue work among some
young women, who have been provid
ed with places where they might re
form. Many cases of cruelty have
been investigated and many animals
have Wen protected from cruel and
inhuman treatment by their owners.
The members of the society have
made an np(cal for an endowment
for a training school in which young
boys find girls having homes unsuited
for their proH-r training and devel
opment may be trained in domestic
science and other useful arts in life.
Much of the work of the society has
Ih-cii done through the agency of the
society's indefatigable ' humane offi
cer, Mrs. S. Demiith.
Force in Beef Trust Prosecution.
The interesting announcement is
made that, officers of the law are un
able to get service of siibHH'iia . on
agents of the beef trust, who, it is
said, have gone to -New Jersey with
the intention of remaining there un
til such time as the trust shall per
mit them to testify. This is one way
of avoiding a civil action. Now the
trust is flirting with the law and the
proceedings are stayed, awaiting the
trust's pleasure m 'u- matter of a
farcial prosecution. The supposed
purpose of the proceedings is to af
ford public relief from the exorbitant
prices of meat.' Since the date the
prosecution was first discussed retail
prices have been steadily advanced
ami the trust evidently gave the
course of the government litHe con
cern. AVhen the hearing on the peti
tion for a temjorary injunction was
In-fore Judge (Jrosscup, counsel for
the trust- interposed no objection to
the issuance of a writ, which would
Indicate that it has what is supposed
ly a trump card up its sleeve. .
The injunction forbids the defend
ants to fix prices at which dressed
meats are tt be sold by them, to cur
tail shipments of meats to particular
markets through a common under
standing, or to receive rebates on the
shipments of dressed meals from the
railroad companies. It will be noted
that while there is acknowledgment
that the packers receive rebates, no
injunction has been asked to restrain
the railroad companies from granting
Speculation arises as to what
course the trust attorneys will pur
sue. Jt would apiear that they are
preparing to make their fight on the
questions of law and not concern
themselves about the fact. This be
ing the case, the constitutionality of
the Sherman anti-trust law will be
tested ngi'iii. this time on whether it
applies to combines operating along
the lines of the meat trust.
Whatever course is taken., from
one to three yea rw will elase before
a final decision, is rendered. In the
meanwhile the people are at the
mercy of the trust.
Changes in the Primary- Flection
Since changes, seem to be in order
in the call for the democratic county
convention and caucuses, there ap
ear to le abundant reasons for ex
tending the limit of time allotted for
receiving the ballots in the primary
elect ions to be held in Uock Island
Saturday, June 7. An hour Is hardly
sufficient for the voting of all demo
crats in any ward under the require
ments of the primary law, esjiecially
where it is experimental with the
party, as is to be the case this time.
The olIs should be open at least two
hours, and so much the better if ex
tended for three hours or even more.
If Chairman Iees will make the
suggested change, there will be less
likelihood of dissatisfaction with the
results, The Argus is confident.
THAT GRADUATING DRESS
Stand still, ye whirling planets!
Ye have no need to whirl;
We have no eyes for thee, they're on
The graduating girl!
Ileribboned and oelaccd she
Is just about to show
Your brightest constellations
A thing or two. 1 trow!
Now clips she with her scissors
And wields the silken thread.
While visions of her triumph
Are racing through her head
And on her linger nimble
She fits the festive thimble,
A rosy, blushing symbol
Of youth to conquer sped.
Hack, all ye weighty questions
And problems of the day!
We have no time for you n'ow.
No matter what yoii weigh! 1 :' ''.
lt business complications
And great affairs of state
Stand back; we're near commence
ment. And other things can wait!
Let armies vie with armies.
Let nations fall orrise.
Hut for these lesser matters
We have no ears, nor eyes;
We're deep iu admiration
Of all this preparation
For early graduation
And incident surprise.
Stand still, ye whirling planets.
Your dizzy dance suppress!
Ye deem yourselves important.
Itut stand ye, none the less;
You're hardly worth a mention
We rivet our attention
On each demure dimension
Of the graduating dress.
Henry Kilward Warner in the Hai
ti more news.
Found St'jO.OOO In (iolil,
A pot of gold, supposed to have
lx-cn buried during the civil war and
worth nlwMit $20,000, was recently
found in an old spring by a poor far
mer. No doubt the discovery brought
him much happiness, but really noth
ing when compared to the happiness
enjoyed by sickly people who have"
been restored to health by llostct
ter's Stomach Hitters. This sover
eign remedy is backed by oil years of
cures. and is highly endorsed by
many prominent- physicians through
out the country. It is a specific rem
edy for stomach, liver, kidney and
lowel disorders, such as headache,
heartburn, loss of appetite, indiges
tion, constipation and biliousness.
He sure to try it. The genuine must
have our private stamp over the neck
of the lxdtle.
Like a Drowning Man.
"Five years ago a disease the doc
tors called dyspepsia took such hold
of me that I could scarcely go,"
writes Geo. S. Marsh, well known at
torney of Ntjcona, Tex. "I took quan
tities of pepsin and other.-medicines
but nothing helped me. As a drown
ing man grabs at a straw I grabbed
at Kodol. I felt an improvement at
once and after a few bottles am sound
and well." Kodol is the only pre
paration which exactly reproduces
the natural digestive juices and con
sequently is the only one which di
gests any good food and cures any
form of stomach trouble. All druggists.
Ithenmatlsm Cared In 24 Honrs.
T. J. Blackmore, of llaller & lilack
more, Tittsburg, Fa., says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of
Mystic Cure. It got me out of the
house in 24 hours. I took to my bed
with rheumatism nine months ago
and the Mystic Cure is the only meu
icine that did me any good. I had
five of the best physicians in the city,
but I received very little relief from
them. I know the Mystic Cure to be
what it is represented and take pleas
ure in recommending it to other poor
sufferers." Sold by Otto Grotjan,
1501 Second avenue, Kock Island;
Gust Scnlegel & Son, 20 W. Second
Beware of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Banner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try to palm off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable med
icines that have stood the test of
years, and thus jeopardize the lives
of their victims. For sale by all
A Paris dispatch says: M. Hosey
has just discovered the secret of per
petual, youth." Too late, we've had
it for years. Madison Medicine com
pany's IJocky Mountain Tea. T. II.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Man of Craft.
Copyright. 1902. by C. E. Lewis
Edward M hit urn of Birmingham,
England, nt eighteen resolved that he
would toil nnd piny the hypocrite half
a lifetime to enjoy the other half. He
secured n position iu a bank. In a year
he had been twice promoted and had
gained the good will of the manager.
Further promotion came slowly, as
there were trusted employees ahead of
him, but death came to make vacancies
and help him along, and at the end of
ten years he was assistant cashier.
Minturn was given a two weeks' va
cation when made cashier. He said
that be was going to Ilutlaud to pass
the time with a relative, .but he lied
about it. lie journeyed south to
Tewkesbury, and between that town
and Cheltenham he put up nt a road
side Inn under a false name and claim
ed to be from London. Under the name
of Clyde he bought a small farm and
installed an old woman as housekeeper,
and her brother, who was an old man,
For five long years MIntm-n came
nnd went, nnd, people grew used to the
sight of him and looked upon him ns a
resident. No one doubted that he lived
in London, and no one questional that
he was an insurance agent. At the
bank in Birmingham everything went
well, and the directors now and then
congratulated each other upon their
advancement of the young man to his
present position. One Monday morn
ing a thunderclap came. The trusted
cashier and XSO.OOO were missing. He
had robbed the bank nftcr otlice hours
Saturday night and consequently had a
long start. Not until it. was known that
he had taken a cab at the very door of
the' bank nnd driven to the depot, hav
ilig' -n bulky satchel with him, would
any of the bank officials doubt his hon
esty. Indeed, they defended him when
he had been gone three days nnd even
suggested that he was the victim of a
However, the cashier was the only
man who could have got at the money,
and as It was missing and he could
not be heard cf the fact that he had be
trayed his trust after twenty years of
Integrity was forced upon nil. The po
lice were set to work at once, and a
large reward was offered to incite their
real, and there was hope that the rob
ber would be overhauled. When two
weeks had passed, the reward was in
creased to r,oo0. and at the end of
foutj It was increased to 10,000. but
Minturn seemed to have vanished off
the face of the earth. The cabman had
left him nt the depot, but in what di
rection he traveled the closest inquiry
could not ascertain. Scotland Yard had
full charge of the case, assisted by
numberless private detectives, but nt
the end of a month no one had turned
up a clew. Then it was that a news
paper having a resume of the case fell
Into the hands of Martha Whitely.' a
kltehenmald in a family in Ledbury.
On the Saturday evening that the bank
had been robbed she had been coming
from a brief visit to her sister at Ked
ditch and had traveled to Evesham
Junction In a compartment with a man
whose actions nnd siwech had struck
her queerly. He had addressed her In
broken Gorman, but he was unmistak
ably an Englishman. At her first sight
of him she was sure he was clean shav
ed. 4nt she was hardly seated when he
appeared with side whiskers and seem
ed to le ten years older than before.
She noticed that he held a newspaper
to shield his face ns much as io?sib!e
and wns evidently anxious not to be
scanned too closely. He had with him
n bulky satchel, and by the time the
junction was reached he was asleep or
feigning to be so.
Martha Whitely was a bright girl
for one in her station, and when she
left the train she had her mind made
up that her fellow traveler was either
a detective or a fugitive. She said
nothing to any one, however, and the
incident had slipped from her mind
when the article in the paper recalled
it. Then she believed the stranger to
be none other than the defaulting cash
ier, and she slated her suspicions to a
constable. The officer was supiosed to
be a thick headed man. but he proved
Ids wit on this occasion. lie reasoned
that ns the fugitive had not been
beard of nt any seaport or prominent
inland town he must be in hiding in
the country. lie also figured that Min
turn would not go far, for fear of be
ing noticed. Starting In nt Evesham
Junction, he drove south with horse
and buggy nnd kept his eyes nnd ears
open. He pretended to be looking for
a brother of his who had disappeared,
and whenever he made inquiry he de
scribed Minturn as he ought to have
looked without the whiskers. It took
him just four days to do what fifty de
tectives had failed to do in a month.
He found a lY.rn.ier who scratched his
head for awhile and then replied that
the description fitted a London land
owner named Clyde living only three
miles away. That was the clew, and
within four hours the cashier had been
arrested at his farmhouse. Ho had gone
straight there with the plunder, every
dollar of which was recovered. To
excuse h!s long stay he claimed to be
out of health, but his intentions were
to wait for yet anther mouth and
then quietly leave the country with the
boodle. The rewprd was justly divid
ed between the young woman and the
constable. It was Minturn himself
who confessed that he had worked for
twenty long years with no other end
but a great robbery 'n view, and that
be tihould have come to grief through a
chance meeting with a kltchenmaid
borders on the ridiculous and proves
that luck runs In queer grooves. lie
wns given a sentence of twenty j'cara
In prison and is now serving out the
last of it. while he reaped absolutely
nothing from the great sum ho got
temporary possession of.
r:y.-;? i y.J
Employer So you'd like a position in
lay office, hey?
Applicant Oh, I'm not particular,
but me mudder would insist on me
comin' in here an' askin for one. New
Man, Poor Mnn,
Jones Why in the world did Smith
stop taking Turkish baths when he
Brown Oh, I guess it's because his
wife keeps him i:i hot water all the
WKv docs tke cook LLvrre boys our sixe,j
Vly docs Srie scoia s.i.a. sign so
When Ctvlumct pives suck jx rise,
No wonder cookies fly sol
CALUMET BAKING POWDER, gj
The Limit Reached.
Flo Jack is afraid he can't support
me in the style I'm accustomed to.
Had Well, marry him anyhow. I
can't keep it up much longer myself.
In Minor lie?-.
Miss Asker Why do the critics give
Ilerr Hairineki such a reputation ns a
Mr. Toller Oh. because he knows
how to string them. Chicago News.
Then Samthtnr Ortjpped.
"Don't drop any of those letters."
"I shall have to drop the lot, sir."
"What do you mean?"
"Why, Into the maillx)X, sir."
"What are you doing iu the pactry,
"Oh, I. was just seeiu' if everything
.was locked vip good and tight,"
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- Following dmrxtsU sapply Hay Hair-Health and Harli zm Soap lu their shoci onlv
For sale by T. H. THOMAS, 1630 Second avenue, A. J. Kless, Fourth nve-
1828 Second avenue, llfelM-
nue and Twenty-third street. MAKijll ALL,
UECK, 024 Third avenue.